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 !

needles and pins

these past weeks my ever enquiring creative mind has been journeying along a sewing path, in fact there are two paths running parallel.

One fairly structured, neatly folded lengths of pure grey merino wool, inky blue linen, oiled and waxed cotton, and an armful of patterns and notions.  All awaiting the alchemy that happens when scissors,  fabric, pins and sewing machine  work their magic.  All courtesy of Merchant and Mills in Rye, they have a great on-line shop but there is nothing like a visit, getting to meet the owners and feeling the cloth in one’s hand………………..

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My other path of threads and fabrics has taken me along the route of  a totally hand stitched product,  repurposed fabrics, frayed edges, hand dying and embroidered embellishments, a lot of this is still in my head and sketches.  I want to create a “cloth” something that speaks about the world I inhabit internally.  A world away from machines, from the world’s hardened edges, a soft yet powerful place where the seeds of creativity are birthed.  These two ladies helped help spring this journey into life

2Judith Hill – spirit cloth

Full to bursting with ideas

Ideas of all “kinds” have been racing around in that head of mine, from creation myths to creating huge interior projects and drawing out designs or my new quilting obsession.

Its been awhile since I posted anything, I have been sewing, reading, writing , researching and getting ready for the workshop I am facilitating in Malta  with two dear friends,

A fruitful time in many ways, designing and detailing an interior design project thats being installed in March, and another in Leamington spa which is the most amazing building see here .  Then I have been sewing my first large bed size quilt.  Up to now have been practicing on small items, lap quilts, sewing accessories for the kitchen and amassing fabric!

In between all this activity it was my birthday, a very special day indeed, felt very loved by my two children and all my friends.

Here is a pictorial diary of the last weeks…………….  Off to Malta Tuesday, so no posts for week !

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