There is simply too much going on around here, so of course rather than actually achieve any progress on existing projects, I started another. I also missed the Monday ladies two weeks in a row. I’m displaying withdrawal symptoms now, I think.
These are very small silk hexies made from fabric brought back by one of my lovely graduate students who did fieldwork in Indonesia; old ties; a Chinese cushion I couldn’t possibly use; and left over bits of golden scarf. I was quite interested to see that, using glue for basting, it actually is perfectly possible to stitch silk hexies, though how stable they will be once the paper is out is anybody’s guess. What will I do with these? Well, I bought a cheap secondhand black wool coat from a charity shop last week and am rather vaguely thinking of decorating it with zany hexies and mad and colourful appliquéed freemotion patches. Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? Or will it turn out to be some sort of plagiarised (but much cheaper!) Desigual style fabulous jacket… ?
But what I really need is some free mental space, and time, to get down to it. Beginnings of academic terms don’t provide much of those, alas! But it was fun playing with these, flopped in a pile on the sofa. As I am now, laptop perched precariously, staring at the ceiling…
Linking up to Jessica’s Star Count — hopefully seeing the other people’s amazing progress on various things will encourage me to actually finish some hand stitching project rather than start yet another.
Happy stitching! JJ