Awoke this morning to a blanket of the white stuff. Appropriate really whichever way you look at it as next to my bed is my glass ''precious'' cabinet where I keep all my cherished cloth, old lace, found lace, gifted lace, along with Marimekko fabric, floral fabrics, embroidered pieces, samples, inspiration in general. I had a kind of revelatory moment as I was lying there trying to force myself from under the duvet. What is it about this piece I am working on that doesn't ''get'' me where it should?? It's obvious.....It's too soon, I hadn't reached ''that'' point yet. It is not the finished article or any real semblance of the finished article. It is a working sample, a sample that will inform what I finally come up with, a sample that will feed the next sample and on and on until my final piece is ready for the first week in february.
So, after a battle throught the snow and a VERY slow trip in the car to get essential supplies I emptied my ''precious''cabinet and laid some of it next to my work, another means to inform and inspire. Later today I will start another piece. It may become part of the finished article , it may not but it will definitely be there in spirit as a tool that has got me there. I feel so much calmer about this now. I feel as if I am working the responsible way, the organised way.
I had to show you these little glimpses of my snowbound abode. I am not a gardener in any sense, loose or otherwise. I am delighted if I can manage to maintain a pretty hanging basket at my front door and a little greenery with berries so the birds don't starve. My hanging basket is now anything but pretty but the good news...berries are still reachable and I have witnessed two very cold and shivery little birds feeding today so all is not lost even if the bush does look a little bedraggled.
Have a lovely weekend, stay warm, stay dry and stay safe....