Energy, voting, Needles, pins and gratitude

so much going on, every minute is spoken for……………  gratitude for all the energy I am experiencing, it knows no bounds

May 7th is looming close, not liking any of the choices, but certainly feel strongly the need to vote.  I am a woman and many of my ancestors would have given anything to have the right to vote, to help make change, to have choices.  I am in two minds about all this, but at this time we all need to make a stand, SO PLEASE all women out there unite, we are a force to be reckoned with, if we don’t do something this feudal system we are living under will remain, we need to change, we need a fairer society.

That said, my creativity has now journeyed to the sewing machine, although still knitting, inspired by Purl Soho and their beautiful wools http://www.purlsoho.com/purl  now its progressed to the sewing machine needles !!  and embroider needles again.  Embroidered   my shirt and made Two dresses and a summer  coat , patterns courtesy of  http://merchantandmills.com/  The coat is  a kantha style embroider bedcover !

my embroidery

the stand coat

Amongst all this I am embroidering, just love the work of http://yumikohiguchi.com/gallery2   I would like to embroider a panel on a winter’s coat, yet to be made !

Have been to see SAVAGE BEAUTY, it was overwhelming and I shed tears, all very emotional

Gratitude, for the energy to create, for the gifts of sensitivity that enables me to keep an ear to the soul !

Gratitude

 

With the last two weeks sitting around with my foot up ideas pop up and I record them, either stored in the mental filing cupboard or links and images put in the relevant files on my laptop, its never ending.  So today instead of sitting in the window watching the world go by, I will use my crutches to get to the office and start organising our very hectic schedule for the coming months, first thing is to search for a new employee. Anyone out there with a good sense of spatial awareness, colour sense, good computer skills and above all can take on respsonsibillity with confidence and a will to succeed, please contact me.

Up early, first day back at work for two weeks.  Since moving my offices I now only have about 100yds to get to work, what a blessing,  not being able to drive my car at least until Feb 4th! its a godsend.  Beside my home is a mews where the stables, blacksmith, and gardner’s cottage are located.  These were there uses back in the 1800’s but now the gardner’s cottage is my office and design studio, the blacksmiths is now my own personal art studio and the area where there would have been greenhouses along the kitchen garden wall is now where I sit and have coffee when I need to take a break from the hectic schedule.  It faces south and even in winter there are still days when the sky is blue and there are no clouds for the sun to hide behind,  that I can sit out there, wrapped in scarves and gloves and hold a steaming hot cup of coffee and feel  the sun warming my face……………..  just what is needed to calm the soul.

Being a designer can be very hectic in the “head” so much goes on in there !! and at times it never stops, the office day finishes around 6pm but my designing head never stops, always absorbing ideas, gaining inspiration from the world around me.   I love getting up around 6am and just sitting there in the peace and stillness of the morning and watching the sun rise, although on these winter mornings it takes a long while for the sun to come up, today around 7.30. Meditation, writing my “morning pages” is a must, its how I achieve “internal space” for each new day to unfold in.

It is so exciting to have so many wonderful projects to be working on and I feel such gratitude to have  abundance in this difficult climate.