This Old Heart
Been calling this that.
I added circles. A basket. I stitched them with Deb's thread, the one I call sketchy thread, mostly whiteish with some dirty grey marks. I remember asking here about black and whiteish, if she could do that. And she did. Using one strand, on this scale, a lot like a drawn line. Line, another subject to be revisited.
I thought I might be done, but then SUNflower popped back up, because it is on my mind. Should I go there? Make this old heart new again? Then I answer myself and say, maybe you did that by just thinking about it...
thinking about the heart as a compass.
yes, my note to self there and also the compass that draws circles… how direction and circle meet
I like the way the the line appears and disappears, and the varied patch techniques. This heart has beautiful support and protection.
yes, the sketchiness, I am after that
Yes … “just by thinking about it.” Yes.
thinking is a kind of doing.
so many wonderfuls in this piece…..
simple but yes…
Soft and thoughtful 💙
some things just slow you down, ahhhh
Well, I think I’ll stitch a Sunflower today, in anticipation of the Full Sturgeon Moon tonight, not as much an antithesis as one might think!
I was thinking about when wrote about a single thread when threading two strands of Deb’s threads. I took them apart and threaded them opposite of each other. They changed course. You bring so much to my thoughts.
Yes, it’s just great how that braks the pattern…
Old hearts hold so much! ❤️ Plus, they feel softer, more forgiving…
we need that, we wait so long
I like the stitched circles combined with square piecing
such a beautiful math
Thinking radius, radiant…the sun and a heart and a hug.
Thinking about how much I love the compass as a tool.
Yes, so much. Mom and Dad have been going through things and I asked them for the compass that we had on the boat when they don’t want it anymore. I have memories of being in the wheelhouse watching it point the way to wherever we are going.