Monday, September 30, 2013

At last....

I am trying to get all the little half finished projects that are lying around my place completed, so I can feel some sense of progress after being stuck in a creative rut for most of this year.  I first posted about this relaxing embroidery last October, so it's been sitting around for a long time...

It started off being a relaxing fun embroidery, which I could pick up any time and do a little bit of work on, but by this year it had become buried under layers of drawings, calico, and various bits of pretty fabric and whenever I uncovered it, it stared accusingly at me, reminding me that my creative spirit had gone walkabout.

But after finishing the last embroidery 'One must have sunshine' I felt more motivated.  I uncovered a few of those unfinished pieces, and kept sewing.

Now I can move on to the next unfinished project. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

One must have sunshine...

I finally finished an first finished piece in such a long time. For some reason it was hard for me to persist, I was too restless to sit for long, so I am very happy that it is done.   Sometimes it is easier to finish something when I know I am going to be giving it as a gift.  It reminds me of the saying 'happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others' (Buddha). 

I really love the quotation on this one...'just living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower'.

I tried to take photos as it progressed, so if I make it into a pattern, you can see the detail.