Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gathering momentum

More pins are heading out into the world.

One for Dana in Washington who spoke of cerulean blue skies, and also wrought this study in blue for Dee Mallon's Hearts for Charleston


The second for Joyce in Virginia, who loves green and natural dye colors. I confess I thought back to our former home in the Virginia Tidewater as I stitched hers ...


And a third for Jude, who lives on Long Island where I grew up 50 years ago. It was stitched on vintage linen from one of my mom's tablecloths, dyed with windfall lichen from the Texas Hill Country, and backed with more tablecloth linen dyed with indigo ...


I'm sending it with a notecard picked up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after seeing Gustave Baumann's 1920s woodcuts in a museum ...


And as I was thinking back 50 years to growing up on Long Island, this quote seemed timely ...


Although I confess to still feeling this way more often than not (with deep regret that the distinctive voice of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of the delightful children's book Little Pea, is now gone from the world).

13 comments:

Dana said...

Oh Liz, it looks so pretty. I can hardly wait.

Stephanie Jo said...

My beautiful peace pin has arrived and I am so very pleased and honored to receive it. It’s quite a treat to hold your exceptionally fine stitching and craftsmanship in my own hands. Thank you so much! What you are doing with this project is also quite beautiful.

I think Gustave Baumann's work is wonderful so it’s very neat, and not so surprising, to see him turn up here.

Mo Crow said...

Liz these pins are spreading such good magic far and wide, they bring hope & repair for our beautiful broken world

deemallon said...

a mission in cloth -- so good, so good. love the colors of the card and cloth matching so beautifully

Anonymous said...

I love these watching each one going out into and across the world imagining them appearing in so many places...i came here right after hearing that here in Rutland Vermont .. the city nearest to us..we will be having 4 more Syrian families come......we worked so hard on this last year and were expecting 28 families right before the ban was imposed...we instead greeted two families and then....it was so sad.the week after i was marching in Washington.to be in the snow in Rutland ..welcoming 9 people.they have settled in beautifully.but a mixed feeling we were ready for so many more..and now four more families at least...and full of at least a small new hope it seemed so right to come here and be greeted with more imaginned peace...
gentle day and thank you,
cynthia

Liz A said...

Dana - I imagine peace and healing for you

Stephanie - You're welcome ... thank you in return for your kind words.

Mo - Good magic is as much as I could ever hope for

Dee - Your Hearts for Charleston taught me much about missions in cloth

Cynthia - Thank you for sharing yet another story of your activism. I very much hope you will send me your mailing address as I so want to make a pin for you (lizackert@gmail.com)

Judy Martin said...

You are connecting us to each other with a magical thread of love, Liz.
xo
peace to you

Liz A said...

Judy - What a wonderful way to look at it. Thank you ... and peace be with you and yours.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i can begin to imagine all of Us with our pins placed care Full y
what a sight that will be...

Gill said...

Your pins are fabulous Liz! I second Mo's sentiment completely

Liz A said...

Grace ... a wonderful image/imagining

Gill ... I'm looking forward to doing yours

Nancy said...

Love seeing these pins connecting, imagining and sharing peace and love.

Liz A said...

Nancy -

It really has been an amazing journey