Sunday, September 12, 2010

To Fly or Not to Fly

This line was initially covered with crows that flew off, but these ones carried their intermission on a little longer. Sometimes I carry my intermission on too long; I want to play with my fabrics and fly with my creativity - and - all of life's other demands and temptations vie for my attention. So I missed nearly two days in the studio and noticed how irritable and unsatisfied I began to feel. Then when I did go there, it took a little time for something to spark until I was off and flying. This bird is a mola, I think, and it's one I found at a garage sale when I first was starting to sew - for less then a dollar! I am glad that it flew to settle in my home, with all that careful and lovely stitching and colour. And - I also think about how stitch seems to often be under-valued and what a shame that is.
Here is the back, which is very neatly done.

Oh - and my unfolding piece, with the 5 pieces of blue border I added. Amazing how good that felt!


Laura said...

Hi Yvonne,
That mola piece you picked up is great. Isn't the stitching amazingly precise. Wonder why the piece was given up to garage sale?

Yvonne said...

Yes, the stitching on the mola is amazing! I got it at the Monterey centre garage sale and wonder if someone got it abroad travelling?

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Yvonne...i have been remiss in my
travel...this butterfly is nothing
but magnificant. just just