"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
A wonderful reminder that we can simply uplift ourselves. Something I have needed to hear this week with its challenges, which included cat nursing. Thanks to Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo for the quote.
On a break from making bowls, I revised an older piece, "Winter", by adding machine couching and hand embroidery. They add more interest and sparkle to the quilt, in my opinion. What do you think of the changes? (Disregard the difference in colors in photos below. I did not change that element.) The sun is double appliqued - white over yellow over the background. The undulating icicle lines are fusible applique on the raw silk hand dye. I used metallic embroidery thread for some subtle detailing.
|Winter (revised 2013)|
|Winter (detail of revised quilt)|
It feels timely to be working on this quilt with winter approaching.
Linking to Off the Wall Fridays.