Thursday, January 27, 2011

Winter stitch

Nothing like a little quiet time with needle and thread -

...inspired by re-watching a favorite (see last post)

...and the weather outside

...and a warm crackling fire leaves me feeling stitchy

planning for this to be a lavender sweet bag (sachet)

a pillow, which I vow to finish this week

thrift shop find - wahooo!


"Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern;
it will come out a rose by and by."
Life is like that; one stitch at a time
taken patiently, and the pattern will come out
all right like embroidery.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

22 comments:

Bethany Ann said...

your soul must be so much more peaceful than mine. i believe a person needs to have a peaceful soul in order to create things like you do.

Val said...

Lovely Jodi..you are one clever woman :o)

Jodi said...

Bethany, thank you. Being at peace is something that I'm still learning :) But I do find hand sewing very calming, especially when I keep in mind that it's enjoyment and not perfection I'm after.

Jodi said...

Val, I feel the same about you, my adventurous Alaskan friend!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

You are so crafty.
It almost makes me want to be holed up for the winter, just you know, at home...I guess I would knit scarves and never take them off the needle, because i only know how to knit and only straight down and I don't know how to cast off.

Chelsey said...

JoAnn, you can learn to cast off... Really, you can? You can even go on youtube to find a tutorial on how to do it! So -- go knit a scarf!!!


Jodi, These are lovely... (And what a great thrift store find!).

Chelsey said...

Woa -- I meant to say "Really, you can!" Apparently I am doubting whether or not you really can, thanks to a poorly placed question mark. I really do believe in you JoAnn? You can do it???

Jodi said...

Haha, Chelsey, you're awesome?

Chelsey said...

You too Jodi???

joanny said...

I miss my mother, aunts and grandmother, they sewed, crewel work, tapestry, lace, needlepoint, and more, I give it up a long time ago -- working took up my time and bits and pieces of my soul..

joanny

Hana - Marmota said...

Embroidery is one of my skills that's sleeping at the moment... Good to see yours is not. You make pretty things!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

How charming your two little rabbits look. Is this your own design. You have the gift of creativity, I think.....BTW, the shoes are beautiful!

Emily Young said...

Oh, I love that first photo! Is it a movie still or did you re-enact the movie? (What movie is it?) Just so you know, we put Bright Star on our Netflix because of your last movie re-enactment...

Can you do one of Lost?

Leslie said...

Is someone missing her job in the living history museum???

I am SO impressed by your photo reenactments of Bright Star. And by your needlework. But I had to laugh at JoAnn's comment, because I have the same level of knitting skills. You don't know HOW many sad little scarves sat forlornly on my knitting needles, waiting to be cast off and worn...

Jodi said...

Kristi, the rabbit design is not my own. It's a transfer I ironed on to the linen. However, the organic-looking, flower design below it is from my own fevered imagination. :)

Jodi said...

Emily, the top photo is a move-still from Bright Star. I'd LOVE to do one of Lost! I'd be Rousseau, the crazy French lady. Age appropriate, but still attractive. ;) Heehee. And I learned how to use a rifle at my work place. Perfect.

Jodi said...

Leslie, missing the clothes, but not the getting up on cold mornings part--and coming home sooty, smokey, and sweaty part.

Jodi said...

JoAnny, you put all your beauty in your writing, I see.

Hanna, thank you. I think your much more of a seamstress than me. I've never made my own dress.

Sara said...

Those simple little bunnies are so sweet and gracious!

deb said...

The flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
I took out my sewing machine to mend something for my daughter and made a new camera strap today.
I used to do more needle work, and knitting etc, but stick to sewing for now.
Too many in limbo projects .

But now, looking at your work... ( not that mine was anything close), I'm a little torn...

I'm not really a movie buff so can't offer anything witty there.

oh, memory jolt. a post in the beginnings of my blog re a cross stitch for my mother. sigh.

love to you

stay warm and soot free

Rayanne said...

Love the needle work, makes me want to get back into it, but I need to master crochet first. I get into all kinds of stuff and then I pop. I need to stay focused!
Lovely winter post!

Quotidian Life said...

I'm going through a crafty stage myself--loved your quote by Oliver Wendall Holmes. I'm saving that one.

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