Thursday, October 13, 2016

- The Eiffel Tower of constellations

Jude Hill's SunMoonStars has been on my mind, but you would be hard-pressed to know that from my recent posts.

Nonetheless, her personal constellation post two days ago
aligned with my own thoughts about the only constellation I've ever been able to spot with any reliability: Orion. But not the sword-wielding hunter, rather my own vision of an Eiffel Tower dangling precariously in the sky, aka Patch #287 ...


And of course there's a story to go with it, of crystal clear winter nights when my teenaged self would walk four blocks south to my best friend Rachel's house. Always Orion hung in the sky, but I never noticed the sword, focusing instead on the tripod legs of my imagined Eiffel Tower. And yes, I knew it had four legs, but certainly if viewed from the side it would only reveal three, yes? Mais oui!

There was an earlier take on this bit of indigo-dyed vintage linen ...


but I'm well-pleased that I gave it another try. And even though I considered adding a field of tiny backstitches, in the end I decided less was more.

6 comments:

Mo Crow said...

I like the sparkle of the white on blue in the earlier version!!

Liz Ackert said...

You have a keen eye ... I did indeed switch from pure white to ivory.

Susan McQuade said...

The Tower is lovely! There's nothing like a clear sky filled with dazzling stars. We were blessed to witness a sky as such in August while camping in IA.
I officially started my blog today-
blessingsofthread.blogspot.com

Liz Ackert said...

Yea! Welcome to the joy of blogging!!

handstories said...

Love its twinkliness!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Hazel ... you were definitely in my thoughts as I stitched!