Saturday morning, I hung the ersatz garland up in the front hallway and positioned the ornaments so the fronts were visible. The little embroidered dates on them surprised me. Some of my friends were serious counted cross stitchers (Aida!!) I was more of a dabbler. Focusing on smocking and knitting when time allowed although Laura wasn’t born until ’83 so that explains why there wasn’t a mouse stocking with her name on it.
A surprise gift from my sister from Arundel Ladies Booth.
My friend Joanne knit the tiny sweater years ago
One ornament from my needlepoint phase
“Un Poquito de Todo”
We were shopping for spices. I photographed this wall of beautifully colored thread for crochet and embroidery. The owners showed me a religious blessing ornament made with the thread. I asked if it would be okay to take pictures and they said yes.
You can see the faded old labels and the new labels with the bar codes.
I’m smocking again. Each color has a Number
There are 454 solid colors in this brand.
Thought I’d organize them in the little plastic box with bobbins, labeling each number in the corresponding color
Not exactly sure why-
Intricate. Complicated or detailed.
Photographed by iPhone specifically for the challenge
Spools and spools of thread. Silk. Cotton. Metallic. All colors. Some shimmer. Rich colors. Waiting to be selected, a length cut and the needle threaded. The embroidery comes alive under the artist’s fingers stitching. I had asked Joan B if I could photograph her thread as I have another photo from before but today the light was so nice. She made coffee in a French Press and homemade sticky buns, a Fiesta bowl full of fresh fruit cut up and mixed with yogurt and honey. An indoor garden of color! And the little cushioned chair holds the needles and pins.
Colors Create a Feeling
And these invite me
to think Spring.
Sunday night Thunderstorm-
March lions roar a day early.