I went out to the country to visit friends for a fun day of sewing. Women and kids just hanging out and playing with cloth and thread. It was a great group of people and a beautiful Wisconsin fall day.
“We used to be pants!”
It was a long drive as I got myself lost about three times on the way there.
I tend to get distracted by the fall colors this time of year. We’ve had so many cloudy, grey days that one bright day dazzled me! The leaf colors are so vibrant against those blue skies! Anyhoo…
I pieced together some denim with no end purpose in sight but decided – in this place of safety and positive energy – that this was the time to experiment with something new that I has been kicking around in my head. So I pulled out my box of embroidery thread and made some simple running stitches through a square of denim unconsciously using some of the colors that I saw on my drive out.
I didn’t try to keep the stitches totally straight, I just followed them where they seemed to want to go. Just like following those oddly letter named county highways.
The squares and the lines of stitches are a little wonky like most things I like and like my drive there. Always the scenic route for me – usually involuntarily.
It’s a project that’s been there in the back of my head, waiting until I was ready, I guess. Maybe waiting for that fricking couch to get done. I’m so glad I started in on a crisp, bright, fall day.
Like a candy store! I did remove all of the pinks, purples and blues for this project.
I’m seeing the next OCD quilt coming together here. I already made four more squares last night. All in all, a great day. Great friends + great day + room to try something new = some awesome inspiration!
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