May 7, 2019

“The Secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” ... John D. Rockefeller

I Try !  I really try. 
My forte is free-motion machine embroidery.
I realized this 37 years ago. 
Why have I decided it was a great idea to try hand stitching is beyond me.
Don't get me wrong, I so enjoy the solitude, the peacefulness of hand-stitching but there was a reason for my love of machine embroidery !
My wedding dress is taking it's toll on my body. Being on the road to 'older than dirt', the hand stitching is affecting my elbow, my shoulder and all the muscles in between. I have taken a short break to allow my old body to recoup (hopefully) and my eyes to rest as well. Being myopic doesn't help when bi-focals are useless for doing such fine work.
So, back to my beloved sewing machine !
Started painting a background for 'Helena' yesterday and have decided to enter her in a show next month.  I am also trying to come up with a different title for my Cro-Magnon woman.

1 comment:

  1. Your accounts and the two images placed one above the other are fascinating! I love the strong feeling of a link between the two faces and so down the many, many generations, of the lives - so very thought-provoking!