Monday, September 6, 2010

8 something p.m.

 

the halfway mark
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25 comments:

deanna7trees said...

wow...you've been busy.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i will work another hour.
i really like it.

kaite said...

flying fingers...k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

deanna...
i HAVE.
but here's the hitch. how do you
ever explain this to anyone who
doesn't sew?
my neighbor said, what are you
doing? i showed her. she got a
really difficult to describe look
on her face.
i just stood there and then thanked
her for the green chile and
calabasita and she went home.
off for a few more inches ~

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite...happy as a clam.

nandas said...

oh my gosh grace... a tour de force. makes my little bit of stitching ... that took me hours... seem so minor... not for me though... it was huge! i'll post it tomorrow after i'm finished... and yes... why is it we do this? at least yours shows from across the room! but its putting our own mark on it. we humans mark things that are important.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

nance ~this is my night for getting
chuckles. a tour de force !
oh smile.
yes, it is very very very
satisfying.

deanna7trees said...

grace, i get those looks all the time. that's why i have so many like-minded blogging friends. they all get it.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

deanna...
smile

Mnemosyne said...

oh grace you make me happy!! this is so beautiful. tell your friend it's because you're stitching cells of yourself into it....

i even sometimes snag a few fallen hairs....

:)

Suzanna said...

Grace, this is an excellent occupation for Labor Day...it looks so beautiful, rippling away, a curtain river...

Karen Turner said...

Stitching a new life... marvellous.

Jacky said...

slow and steady....rythmical stitching.....enjoyment....achievement.

jacky xox

Marti said...

The kantha stitch has movement, like a soft breeze moving the cloth. Can see how doing this stitch weaves a meditative spell over you. Each stitch, a breath, each row a quiet energy.

kaite said...

ripples in shallow water...k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Everybody ~
and isn't it just a certail little
miracle.
it's a piece of cloth,
some embroidery thread
a needle
and small simple repetative stitches ~~~~
loving too how those stitches in
fact add an entire layer of their
own, as if an additional piece
of something was added???

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

certain, not certail

jude said...

needle chanting

Deb G said...

I'm remembering a comment from a coworker who couldn't understand why I could do something over and over (I forget what project I was working on during a lunch break). It's mediation and making peace, at least for me.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude...
and who taught me it exists?, this
needle chanting

Valerianna said...

Quite beautiful.. and labor intensive, it seems...

And, I KNOW that look! Once, while painting on a ledge on the side of a goat path, a shepherd stopped. He looked at my sketchbook, then at the view, then back at the sketchbook with that "difficult to describe look", smiled politely, and clicked at the goats to continue scrambling up the cobbles...!

Yvonne said...

Hi Grace - I love your kantha curtain river and great to see how your stitching continues to flow along!

Storycloth said...

Hi Grace- peaceful work. Catharsis. Will be magnificent curtains. Gilly

GUNS said...

I'm seriously envious of your op-shop find!.. if only the shops over here sold such cool stuff.. so cheaply!... and that story cloth.. just stunning!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Guns..i'll trade you my "op shops"
for your mountain
thank you for coming by. am
very taken by your mission.