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Pinching things

Not keepings up

I am one of those people who likes to write.  Every piece of embroidery I design becomes an entry in a journal.  I used to keep a daily journal of my life but now it is down to 'notes'.

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But I have kept some of those old journals.  When we moved I had nowhere to keep them so all except the most precious were consigned to the bin,

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At one point I thought I would make covers for everyone but they took up too much space in the book case.

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So the one I am working on at the moment has a tattty old cover.  It is a piece of wool that I was experimenting on regarding how to sew up the covers.

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Actually this journal is about the book cover I have been working on and talked about in my WIPW post.  I think this is the most detailed account I have ever kept of a piece of work.  I have pasted lot of bits and pieces in the pages and I will need a rubber band soon to close it.

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At the front of the book I write my musings about why I am stitching the piece.  Well it actually started as a bit of rhyming verse.  The question I asked myself was "when I look out my window what do I see?"  Kindergarten stuff.  I find the more I write the more images come into my mind.  (I think in pictures.)  This piece is beginning to feel that I haven't scratched the surface as yet.  I walk around the house looking out every window asking, "what am I seeing and how does it make me feel". 

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Yesterday I started taking pictures.  Of the scene I have just finished stitching.

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To some ideas about future stitching.

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Doing this I managed to get photo bombed by a dragon fly.

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From the back of the book I write the nitty gritty of what I am doing.  Threads, stitches, how I changed the stitch, what to expect when I use that stitch that way.  

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I put a full copy of the stitching in there along with the drawings and then take each part and write how I stitched it.  That is great if I then teach a class about that piece.  I am able to assemble the notes easily and it is a great memory jogger when asked a question.

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My friend said I should make a book out some of theses journals.  Now that is food for thought.

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Queeniepatch.blogspot.com

I am always impressed by people who keep great journals (apart from you, there is Sharon and Janie for example) of their work. I have tried but quit in the middle. Now I have accepted that this is not for me.
Keep up the great work.

RachelandDesign

Happy Writing - and Happy Stitching!

Carolyn Foley


Thank you Rachel.

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