I go in for my first eye op this Friday so I'm trying hard to get my 'Peace' embroidery finished to post on the 1st of June.
After the bombing in Manchester last week these embroideries are taking on an even deeper meaning for me. I still experience bouts of P.T. S. And though they don't take the stress away and these events bring back the nightmares just looking at the embroideries is soothing. If I am feeling this on the other side of the world my heart and prayers go out to all those who have experienced this horror in Manchester and to those who live with it daily in the middle east.
"Peace be with you."
The other WIP is still in my head. On a visit to Melbourne last year I visited The Dr Suess shop and seeing the actual painting inspired me to think about an embroidery based on the paintings, but what? When reading one of the books to my grand daughters and seeing them chuckle and engage with the story, and then stitching these peace sayings, I think I will do an insiprational saying for each of them taken from those books. Some saying that can be framed to hang on the wall in their bedrooms. That they see every day and could inspire them and make them laugh. It will have to have the 'Cat in the Hat' in them, he is just ridiculous. As the girls tell me.