Sunday, January 1, 2012

Stitch-by-Stitch


On this first day of 2012 I find that I am grateful for all the good things that have come into my life so far. Some seem to have sprung up overnight, yet I know that most have required nurturing, and a willingness to hold on tight as the chaos that sometimes sets things whirling kicks up. In those times I am forever grateful for the lessons of those that have helped me understand that nothing worth doing can just miraculously appear. Good things come together one step at a time. But everything begins with that first step.

Nowhere is this clearer than in my quilts. Some inspired by bright, clear sunny days and some that come from the whirling chaos. Each coming together, nudged along stitch-by-stitch.

The four quilts here are part of Noble Seasons, an invitational exhibit that has been traveling for several years. This year’s Winter quilts will be seen in many places. Then for a finale all the quilts will be seen all together. My own pieces are the same size, 45”x 45”, and each show my ravens at play.

Stitch by stitch, all good things have a start-a middle and an end.
it's in the air
In the words of Edith Lovejoy Pierce
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

bounding thru the woods
amaizin'
winter frolic
Guess it’s time to get stitching!
Happy New Year

3 comments:

Valerie Kamikubo said...

Your words and work are inspirational, Rose! Clearly, it's time for me to get stitching again.

Roisin Markham said...

Happy New year to you Rose. Looking forward to talking to you soon. Lovely post, you are an inspiration. Regards Roisin

Rose Hughes said...

you two are the best... I so cherish having gotten to hear your voices through our blogs, and 'other' postings... wishing you both the Happiest of New Years