Friday, October 8, 2010

enough for now


this is pretty much It.
going to live with it for a while, let the dogs do the
the small center bottom piece took
forever to figure out.
Thank you all for your patience, but i need to
keep a "record" of what i'm doing these days.
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kaite said...

hi grace, i'd be proud to have it in my living room, it's very zen-like.

nandas said...

yes... we were so patient while you stitched and stitched! ha! it looks great though! congratulations!

deanna7trees said...


Valerianna said...

I like that in earlier stages, I still saw the "jeans-ness" of it, now, it feels materially transformed and I see the "blue-nesses" of it... shades and variations and subtle shifts - great transformation. I bet the dogs like it!

grace Forrest~Maestas said... patience, i meant
long suffering, seeing the same
thing over and over. but i can
see things in a different way when
they are pictured here...those
two magnifications, for one, but
also..somehow it's like the
distancing allows me to look
more objectively????
or something

nandas said...

its no trouble to follow you through your process. i like it that you use the blog as a tool... the way i use my camera too, but just not on the blog. it takes no patience for me anyway... i just like following along seeing what you see. i really liked all the photos of light... makes me want to visit again.

Jacky said...

Looks great Grace...your patience and perseverance has paid off. Love the look of it!

Jacky xox

Penny Berens said...

Very handsome Grace. Does the button attach it to the sofa?
Following your process is great, so glad you're recording it.

Marti said...

Worth watching as you looked, held the cloth, began to piece, found the windfall, added your special pieces/touches. Looking at this cover relaxes me; makes me feel cozy all over, looks inviting and comfortable. Utilitarian as well as lovely. You can't ask for more...except to actually stretch out on the futon!

jude said...

and you can always keep going.

Gracie said...

This is absolutely glorious- and I agree with Valerianna that it is a study of blue-nesses. What a wonderful word..... Thank you for sharing this project.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

GRACIE ~.~ hoohoo, gracie...
today i will respond to the many
really specific things said here
in the last couple days by a lot
of people...
more specifically, to you, about
your couch and your really fine
but was don't have
a comment section???? would you
consider adding that? i really
like so much of what you say and
would like a way to "talk" to you

Manya Maratou said...

a feel gooood narunarunauna so goood na na so na dv dv dv daaaa
(a singing comment)

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

manya...o laaaaaaaa oooouO naaaaa
soIahh oooooooooooooooooouuuuuuu

Yvonne said...

That is one beautiful and original couch cover - and I've enjoyed seeing it emerge!

Els said...

O Grace what a wonderful jeans couch.(Reminds me of the chair my daughter renewed with cloth made out of old jeans! perhaps you remember I showed it on the Beasts blog) I think you must be VERY satisfied with the result of your hard labour!!!

kaite said...

grace it's interesting how you work your blog, it's different...more like an open forum discussion. you should leave the futon and it's cover handy for us to sit on when we all drop in to chat. cheers, k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite...what an interesting and
GREAT comment...
i often think that i can't think
of a way to say what i wish this
blog can be...
and here...
you have said it!

am going to think about this
now, as i wait for the Sun to
THANK YOU for your words and
the Heart within them

fabriquefantastique said...

a handsome piece

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Valerianna ... did become
an entirely different thing...the
jeansness slowly melding in with
the stitches..i still will need
to invisible baste every seam and
that will continue the alchemy
of cloth/cloth=CLOTH.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Jan..Thank You for your vote of
confidence!...handsome ~ i smile!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

and jude
yes. already i am eyeing it.
first to do all the remaining
invisible baste. and am thinking
what about the

Suzanna said...

Grace, it is serene and beautiful. It reminds me the song, the Curtains of Night..."when the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars, and the beautiful moon sweeps the sky"...

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Suzanna..yes, it IS serene, isn't
it...who would have thought? i
had imagined it would be practical
but uh, clunky. it is not at all
clunky, because of it's being hand
stitched..?..i think.....
and also...oh, broken record me,
and also because of the
invisible baste.
that truly DOES something very
thank you for liking it.

Anonymous said...

wonderful, the peacefulness of the cloth sitting there is lovely ... what a pleasure too to have followed the process - i love process!

Deb G said...

Oh this is beautiful Grace. I loved the picture with the dogs too.