Monday, 26 March 2018

When You Run Out Of Thread....

....You take the opportunity to work on
other (and thank goodness smaller) commitments.
Small 10" squares for a show
"East Meets West"
organized by

To my surprise I think this one is finished
despite the fact that it is not covered in stitch
from edge to edge.

On the other hand this one is certainly
stitched to the max.

....Then you move on to start new work.
I have saved all the small offcuts from "Stone Pathways".
This break from stitching has allowed me to organize them
into colours and....

 ....and arrange them onto 2" squares....

....then sew them together
into what could end up as a stone or cobbled pathway?

And with time to breathe this week
you sit and appreciate wonderful linens
given to you by a friend.
Thank you Andrea!

Winter seems to have arrived in Spring this year!
I am freeeeezing
Perhaps next week the snow and the cold will go away.

Eagerly awaiting my thread order
needed to finish "Stone Pathways".


  1. Fancy running out of thread. Love those off cuts, make a great design.

  2. No time for idleness, clearly - the offcuts make a great cobbled pavement!

  3. I am with Penny, ran out of thread? {I know, it's a particular color.}

    I admire your restraint with the small bits, and only pairing them by 2's. And yet I totally get the difference in 'more and less'. [Though none of my works lean towards 'less' by any means.] Can't wait to see where the cobbles do wander. Maybe over that beautiful stack of linens?

  4. I love your 'cobbled together' pathway! xx

  5. Well I'm glad to see that you haven't simply sat around eating bon bons and drinking hot beverages while you wait for your threads. (just kidding, of course).

  6. Beautiful work on your East meets West, blocks. I am amazed at your usage of stitches...even though the actual stitches you use is a common stitch, the way you place the different stitches in conjunction with the design & fabric is just so utterly interesting!

  7. Love these circle filled pieces. I must say that the top one reminds me of germs and the top net part of the curtain at my recent Urgent Care visit!! lol Such a creative use for the cobbled together pieces. Will you cover them in stitch? Can't wait to see. (((smile)))

  8. :) I love each of these pieces! Each stitch a meditation of interest and calm.

  9. Your hand stitches are beautiful. I love the organic textures and colors.
    I can see your 'waiting' has been a creative time.


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