Thursday, October 6, 2016

- Three-fer Thursday

Retrospective (10/14)

Patch #280 Hazel's swirled


I loved seeing what Hazel did to her hair in this post at Handstories 
She called it metamorphosis, which fit perfectly with the bit of butterfly Shibori in this patch/homage.

Original Post 

I finally finished the September patches with this trio ...


For those of you coming over from Jude Hill's SunMoonStars, I've been making a patch for each day of 2016. Sometimes (okay, many times) I get behind. So when I do finish a patch, I insert it retrospectively into the original post. I've even got a subject heading titled Retrospective in the Index with 100+ entries.

So today I finished the patch for September 19
which was inspired by Jude Hill's post Turning. In the original post, I pictured a close-up shot of my antique clock reel, which coincidentally resembled a rising/setting sun ...


The original post for September 20th
promised a take on yellow indiangrass. So I cut a stem to better see the colors ...


then found a variegated floss that would work ...


resulting in this ...


Last, but not least, I conjured up memories of my teenage peace activist years for the September 21 post about Vietnam
My mom's family was quite conservative (as was my mom), but I took after my liberal-minded dad. Consequently, I wore black armbands and clothing embellished with peace signs quite frequently ... including at family gatherings. One uncle used to disdainfully point out that I was wearing the "sign of the American chicken," but in spite of the glowering looks and shaking heads, I persisted. I'm proud of it to this day and my only regret is that I stopped wearing peace signs after the Vietnam War ended ...


I guess I could remedy that anytime, right?


11 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love your peace sign!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... I'm getting more comfortable with free-hand stitching

Dana said...

Another stellar group...I love the grass! I never wore the peace sign in my youth. The conservative/liberal divide is much more marked in my family these days than it was then.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Dana ... I'm still chuckling over your comment from the original grass post.

And yes ... the great divide. Guess I'm unambiguously hanging out my shingle for all to see.

Susan McQuade said...

The yellow Indian grass patch is sweet...so gentle. You can feel the breeze dancing.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... just what I was hoping to depict

handstories said...

Love that delicate grass, perfect thread choice! & remembering one of K's family reunions that I wore a t-shirt w/a map of the world to, labeled with the Russian names for the countries. One obnoxious cousin (wearing his army uniform (to a picnic!)) pointed at my chest & asked, "Is that the whole Russian Commie Block?!" I replied, "It's the U.S., don't you recognize your own country?" He never spoke to me again, thank goodness.

Susan McQuade said...

Hi Liz...what type of camera do you use to take pics and download to your blog?

Liz Ackert said...

Hi Susan ... sorry for the delay in responding. I use my iPhone 5 camera, which has cropping, light and color editing. I try to think in terms of selfies when I position the camera (so, an arm's length away from whatever I'm photographing). Back light and direct sunlight are to be avoided ... and large items don't come across very well. But it's quick and easy, especially when I compose into the Blogger app on my phone. I still need the full Blogger version for heavy duty editing, however I find I use that less and less as I get more accustomed to the app.

I hope you're considering joining the blog community ... fingers crossed

Liz Ackert said...

What a great story ... the perfect comeback!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

I like that you can play catch up with your daily.