Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gathering ......

Well Christmas is done and dusted for another year.  I hope  your Christmas Day was as happy and peaceful as mine.....it was perfect.  Lovely company, yummy food,  lots of  laughter...so good.
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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!

Jacky xox

17 comments:

Robin Olsen said...

I already love this piece! It's got a soft, gentleness to it. I'll look forward to watching this one grow.

martha brown said...

I am loving this piece! I can't wait to see more of it. happy New Year!

deanna7trees said...

looks like you're almost there. nice that your pieces all go together so well. it's looking good.

Notjustnat said...

Happy New Year Jacky. Your Christmas table top looks great and festive. Can't go wrong with red, white and gold for Christmas. Your magic cloths are so inspiring. Have fun - Hugs Nat

kathyd said...

gosh ... i thought i was the only one with squares that need some kind of direction . i am hoping to put mine together for the magic II . look forward to seeing what you do.

lynne h said...

gosh, you've got a lot of stitching done, jacky!! i will love to see how this evolves... it will be very smile making, i know. : )

xoxo

Jenxo said...

oh Jacky what a beautiful piece this is going to be...what a pretty Christmas Table, too..may 2012 be all you want it to be :)

Penny Berens said...

That's a lovely collection full of story. Have fun at MD2! Wishing you wonderful all year long.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Happy New Year my dear... your blog is always filled with so much color, it is a joy and inspiration... I enjoy everything!

jude said...

bring it on!

woman with wings said...

Jacky! How did you do that? Each piece is so unique, and then it comes together in this beautiful display of synchronicity...it truly is a magic cloth. I love each and every piece...I wish I was there with you in magic diaries, boohoo. xo

handstories said...

what a beautiful collection. i especially love the trees- that snowy blue one is enchanting. and your table was so lovely. wonderful beginnings for a new year.

Patti G. said...

OMG Jacky,
the table is glorious and welcoming and STUNNING!!!!
I love your new piece as well, full of personality and tenderness! Just wonderful!
Happy New Year!!
xoxoxoxoxo
Huggies,Patti

karen said...

you haver so many beautiful pieces here....

Hoola Tallulah said...

That is a whole lot of magic you have there, beautiful stitching Jacky. Isn't it wonderful when you put everything together and realise what colours you are drawn to? Or was that intentional? The pieces work so well together. Sending you lots of best wishes for 2012 xx

helen said...

Thanks so much for your visit Jacky :~)

Your cloths are so beautiful, I especially love the trees.

"Done and dusted" makes me smile...we use that here too :~)

Happy New Year x x x

Judy Martin said...

Happy New Year Jacky!

I think that this piece looks very joyous and almost celebratory.

It's wonderful how all of these cloths, considered and created on their own - all go together.

Everything is connected. We just don't know it.