Our Christmas Table ...before we messed it all up.
Today I began gathering together all of my patches and samples I was stitching last year when I joined in the Magic Diaries 1 with Jude Hill. because today I begin Magic Diaries 2. It was time to bring together some of my pieces and begin the process of melding them into my quilt. It was nice to have them out, to feel the weight of them, to touch the stitching....to imagine what it might become.
Gathering the elements ....The cirlces....inspired by Judy Martin
The Woodland Spirit inspired by a trip to Switzerland and the woodland and trees below inspired by Jude. The marked cloth at the back inspired by Aboriginal art, mark making.
Not sure what the layout will be as yet, but it has helped laying it on the table to take a look at what might work. There are more naive stars in the making, more little marked stitched squares as fillers and I think I might make some more of the cirles...lots to think about.
close up stitched tree shapes and embroidered winter tress. The little fabric scrap with the trees and house were gifted by a friend in in WA. It reminded me of homes I saw in Switzerland.
Welcome to 2012 .... Expect Wonderful Things to Happen!