Phew! four more little books of colour now living here. Well two really because two are reserved but for the moment they have each other for company. I really, really do love making these. Now I'm beginning to wonder how I can develop them, change them in some way, don't want you to get bored now do I?
Then I am thinking...'I'm an embroiderer, what am I doing making books?'
Then I think...'well they are embroidery books so it's o.k'.
Then I think...'I want to stitch a little bigger now, or differently'.
So a lot of thinking going on, a hankering after patchwork for some reason, a hankering after pleats and a hankering after the softness of cloth, not the softness of cloth altered to rigid by attaching it to watercolour paper. The result and the plan? Ha, haven't got a clue, you tell me. I did make some buttons yesterday for a gift. I will show you them next time. In the meantime I am going to patchwork, maybe small patchwork, maybe tiny patchwork, I haven't decided yet. There will be more books though. It seems that these little things are the perfect way to show off my embroidery, they don't have to be shut behind glass, wrapped and left to languish in a cupboard. (not that I have a problem with the languishing in a cupboard idea. I am good at that. I have lots of precious cloth languishing in a cupboard and I adore the fact that I know it's there, don't even have to look at it, I know it's there, that's enough for me)
So I am off to patchwork and to think some more and to hope my brain doesn't explode. Have a happy day!