Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tentative stitching...

I have been 'feeling my way', a little bit of tentative stitching on the beginnings of my slow cloth. I'm finding I'm dithering a lot, probably overthinking the process. I think for me doing this cloth will be a lot about trial and error. About allowing the quilt to evolve (rather than being pre-planned to the n'th degree). I have done a little more stitching already this week, so next week should show more progress...I want to add more fabric elements. snippet of some stitching.

I am enjoying my journalling....I love this page for its simplicity.
It has been a wonderful week for art mail...I have received a couple of pieces I bought online recently and also from a swap with a fellow owl lover. I will share some photos next post.

YOU ARE SUBLIMELY, EXACTLY, HOW YOU NEED TO BE AT THIS MOMENT.

-SARK-

Enjoy your week!

Jacky xox



24 comments:

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Hi Jacky,

The slow cloth is looking really beautiful. I'll have to refresh my memory on how it was the last time we saw it, but I love the discharged grey cloth and the little trees and stitches. Very nice!

Is that a painted magnolia, or a collage piece. It's REALLY nice! You should scan these and make them into prints!

Angela Recada said...

Your slow cloth is lovely! I really like the look of little snippets of cloth and hand-stitching. I look forward to seeing more of what you're doing. Very nice!
xo

La Dolce Vita said...

your magnolia is splendid and I adore what you are doing on your slow cloth! awesome!

jude said...

yes, i love the little ghostly tree stitches.

Sharon said...

I am really getting antsy to get back to my slow cloth. It really helped to see Jude's vidoe this morning. I relate to your dithering. It is looking great and I love your journal page.

Lawendula said...

Jacky dear, I love the stich-piece! xoxo

Ro Bruhn said...

Your slow cloth looks wonderful Jacky I look forward to seeing it at our next show and tell. I've seen your journal and this is another great page.

Sandra said...

I love your slow stiches. It looks very delicate. You are doing fine, going slow, just keep following your heart.

Nic Hohn said...

Yes Jacky...simplicity!

Jeana Marie said...

I like the stitching in the lighter areas of the green...are they patches of resist from dying?

Elizabeth said...

Your cloth is looking wonderful!! I think that it might be hard for those of us who have done many swaps and thus have deadlines, to take things slowly and not overthink things!!! You are doing great things here- I love being able to look at the close up. Your work and yor referals to Jude's work have inspired me to start a Slow Cloth all in white!!
Big Hugs!
Elizabeth

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely slow cloth! Starting anything new takes a little while before you get into a comfortable rhythm.

Jeane said...

tentative seems to go well with the idea of a 'slow cloth'- it's a journey and it looks like you have a wonderful start :)

rivergardenstudio said...

Lovely work on your slow cloth and your journal page is soft and beautiful... roxanne

Marilyn Rock said...

Your cloth is really lovely Jacky! I, too, love the simplicity of your journal page. Stunning! xxoo

A bird in the hand said...

Wonderful slow cloth, Jacky! I like to allow the cloth to evolve, too. It's so much more attractive, I think.

xoxo

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! Beautiful journal page! Good luck with your slow cloth! :-)

Cat said...

Love it! Both the slow cloth and the journal page!

The colors in the slow cloth are soothing, I bet the stitching on it is soothing to do as well!

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
I love your stiching..and the colours you are using too...
Thanks for your comment..I enjoyed Patsy's art exhibit, and she sold so many of her pieces, she is ecstatic...
Cant wait to see you all soon.
xxx...Julia

Suzanna said...

I love seeing the slow cloth evolve...mysterious!

karen said...

Hi Jackie. Love your journal page! Good luck with the slow cloth, it's looking good!x

karen said...

Hi Jackie. Love your journal page! Good luck with the slow cloth, it's looking good!x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your slow cloth is very beautiful Jacky and I love the colours you are working with. I am also finding the first tentative steps on my slow cloth are the hardest ... where to start ... how to progress. The actual hand stitching is very therapeutic. I love time it enables to think about things as a whole and put the world to rights. I also love your journal pages very much. I share a love of inspiration books with you. Have a wonderful week. Look forward to more slow cloth!

Peggy Beck said...

I love the work you are doing on your slow cloth. I have never heard of it, but it sure looks interesting. i also love your owls. I never used to but yours are so personal and friendly looking I can't help but fall in love with them. Thank you Jackie for this joy.