I've spent about a month focusing on Reflections and Shadows. This project was inspired by memories of a day spent with Mom a year ago, and was carried forward by the deep emotions I still feel for that day. As I worked on this project, there were times when I felt like it had no cohesion, that it felt random, that the individual pieces didn't fit together, that it was a willy nilly effort. I got impatient sometimes, thinking I just needed to finish and move on to something else. And I wondered what I would do with these disconnected pieces anyway?
And then, just the other day, I remembered a haiku my son composed for Mom's funeral. And, I also remembered a silk scarf with beaded fringe that someone had made for me that I no longer used. And with those two pieces, it all came together. This is a story scarf about, and a hug from Mom...
My thought was to zoom in and exaggerate the light and dark of a tree branch using black and white floss.
I have no idea what I was thinking though. The black stitching got lost in the darker right-side fabric and the white stitching got lost in the lighter wrong-side fabric. I thought I'd have to rip the stitching out to start over.
But, today when I looked at it again, I wondered what would happen if I left what I had already done (lazy maybe?), and just added what was "missing". The worst that could happen is that the whole thing would be wrecked and I'd have to start over with a fresh block.
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