Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 27: Stitching Up Loose Ends

I meant to get some stitching done during our trip to New Jersey. I brought along a project that I've been meaning to get back to... another series of the Peace Flags based on the ones I did this past fall for International Peace Day.

I am doing an artist's trade that I am very excited about! I decided to make extra flags...just in case.

Needless to say, the stitching didn't quite get done over the Christmas holiday. So today, between mundane things such as a hair cut and a food shop, I got down to some stitching.

I enjoy the rhythm of hand stitching. It is a slow way to go, but somehow it makes everything more personal.

What's interesting about stitching by hand is that there is often a memory associated with it. I can look at some of my hand stitched work and I can remember a movie that I was half-watching/half listening to. Or I can pinpoint an event in my old my son was when I stitched up that doll...that he had the chicken pox and was quarantined in the family room (since my husband had never had them) and I sat with him for hours just stitching away...

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