Friday, December 31, 2010

Embrace the New Year ....

I hope you have all celebrated the beginning of another new year, in fact a new decade. We saw the New Year in with friends and family, having a quiet chat and a few drinks...very relaxing and most enjoyable. We were at home in bed by 12.30. Ahhhh.... we must be getting old. But at least we stayed up to see the New Year in. Amongst all the festivities of late, work still goes on on the farm. We had more hay baled yesterday, so the boys have been busy. Everything is still quite wet on the farm, so to date we have only been able to bale the silage. It is a very late hay season, with only intermittent hot spells.
Peace Angel cloth
I have been finding time to sit and stitch a bit more to the Peace Angel cloth. I just seem to keep adding a bit more to it each time I sit down to stitch...it is growing steadily.

A close up of some of the stitching on the trees and a few more trees pinned that I think I will add. It's been a peaceful, lovely time of year to stitch this cloth...no rushing, just picking it up when I have a minute or two. That's what I love about slow cloths.
LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE.
SWIM IN THE SEA.
DRINK THE WILD AIR.
-EMERSON-
Enjoy and embrace all that the New Year brings.
Jacky xox

31 comments:

Jasmine said...

Happy New Year Jackie. Your Peace Angel Cloth is beautiful. i am just putting the finishing touches to the New Years edition to the Festival of the Trees and would love to include a link to this post if that is alright? i have some lovely textile submissions and your Peace Angel cloth will fit in beautifully. xj

Notjustnat said...

Happy New Year Jacky and family. Love the photo of haybales. It's look so peaceful. Your Peach Angel cloth is looking great. Glad you are enjoying the process. I am putting more stitches on my boro cloth too. A couple more days before this holidays come to an end.


Nat

Ro Bruhn said...

Your cloth's looking wonderful Jacky, I hope we get to see it for show and tell. Have a very Happy and Creative 2011. Looking forward to our art get togethers.

jude said...

love how your little holiday cloth evolved! happy new year.

Angelcat said...

Your peace Angel piece is looking beautiful. Happy New Year

Sharon said...

Oh Jacky, your Peace Angel Cloth is so wonderful. The trees are perfect and I hame been dreaming of adding trees to mine. I'm close to having time to start that. In the meantime, I take inspiration from you.

Connie said...

Your Angel Cloth is very pretty.

Zorana said...

Happy New Year Jackie! What a wonderful textile artist you are! I love the trees, and am about to paint some today. I loved how you said "very relaxing and most enjoyable". I would love my whole year to be defined by those words. Yours too! xo

Sara Lechner said...

Happy New Year, Jackie, and I love your trees piece!

Elizabeth said...

Your Angel Cloth is exquisite!!!
I am so glad that you are not underwater!!
I have been watching the news and fretting about you all!!
Glad that all is well with you Happy Happy New Year full of Art and Happiness to you!!!!

lynne h said...

happy new year, jacky! i am smiling to see your stitching... : )

love, love and onward we go...

xoxo

Sweetpea said...

I really like your choice of words..."embrace"...
Lovely stitching!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Happy new year to you dear Jacky. I shall enjoy following along with your beautiful work and blog. Carolyn x

deanna7trees said...

i'm just loving your angel cloth, especially the trees. nice stitching.

Johoanna Boykin said...

Happy New Year Jackie. Your Angel Cloth is delightful. Blessings, Johoanna

Terry said...

Hope the weather dires out the wheat so you can bale.

The peace angel cloth is wonderful. The melding of techniques appels to me very much.
Happy stitching

Jeana Marie said...

Happy New Year, Jacky! I think your holiday cloth is so sweet and whimsical. Lovely!

belindaschneider said...

well well my dear jacky, lazy me is delighted to see how your fabric art has evolved, looks fabulous. glad to hear you enjoyed silly2. wanted to take it, but totally forgot in the end. got carla's book the drawing lab last summer and wanna do more silly drawings, too much fun! wishing you a wonderful creative and happy 2011!

Hoola Tallulah said...

A very happy new year to you Jacky! The Peace Angel Cloth is coming along beautiful, I always find your work inspiring and indeed, peaceful! Much love to you and yours xx

karen said...

ah!!! nail the windows shut too, never thought of that!! I hope you are well. Are you near the terrible floods?? We are watching it all unfold over here, it's awful.

joe said...

blessings and peace for the new year, jackie! i love your peace angel cloth! it is unfolding in such delightful ways...

our rain has been falling in frozen form here in montana. may yours abate and allow for that harvest to be completed soon!

namaste'

Julia said...

Hi JAcky,
Your peace angel slow cloth is Just wonderful!!!...
I love the trees and all the colours so softly meld together...it is very peaceful....xx..julia

Jasmine said...

Hi Jackie, The Festival is now posted. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Angel Cloth xJ

T said...

yes perfect days for stitching, and what a perfect slow cloth you have there jacky.

xt

Clare Wassermann said...

I adore that Peace Angel cloth. You look as if you are inspired by Jude of Spiritcloth. This is beautiful. Happy New Year !

Linda said...

Happy New Year my friend! I hope all is well in your part of the world.
What a lovely name...'angel cloth'. I can see you are enjoying the process of making this beautiful piece of art.
I would love to have a go.....maybe soon when my mind is more at peace :-)
Hugs
Linda x

twhIch aye said...

oh i love those little trees... beautfiul. Happy New Year Jacky! may you and yours have a wonderful year...

Jenxo said...

i m getting to old for new years eve, i just want to be in my bed...

love your slow cloth Jacky, its evolving beautifully.

hope the farm has dried up a bit although i think more rain is on its way...
wishing you a happy and creative new year....

Manya Maratou said...

oh I love triangle trees, and you can see the love that has gone into the making of this.Happy new year!

Suzanna said...

Beautiful peace angel cloth, Jacky! Best to you in the new year...

Emma said...

lovely cloth. Hope your boys got some time off from the hay making!

Here's to a healthy happy & creative 2011