Friday, June 2, 2017

Imagine ending

Three more pins are heading out to Janet in Washington, Bridget in Florida, and Louise in Canada ...


and as I stitched the last one ...


I found myself intoning, "Imagine ending."

And I do think it's time, for now, to close the Peace Pin Project. 46 pins have gone to 40 individuals (myself belatedly included) ...


from Australia and New Zealand to England and the Netherlands. As far north as Canada and as far south as Hawaii. From Washington and California on the west coast of the U.S. to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida on the east coast. Not to mention the Midwest states of Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, the mountain states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Montana, and the Lone Star state of Texas (although I prefer to claim the tiny island of blue that is Austin).

Take heart, as I don't see this as a permanent ending, more like a hiatus. It has been too cool getting shout outs like this one at Kaizen Journey
...


not to mention all the real mail that has graced our snail mail box. But still.

There are other projects that call to be completed: the flowers for Little P's room ...


and the placket cloth bag in progress ...


Others are waiting in the wings, such as a new Land of Flood and Drought cloth for 2011 ...


and The Land as the Crow Flies ...


which I muse on as I work daily NYT crosswords ...


cloth strips already torn from thrifted linen shirts, waiting to be woven ...


And so it goes ...

14 comments:

Mo Crow said...

Bronwyn's Imagine Peace pin landed here in Oz on Friday, it's exquisite, you are such a treasure!

Liz A said...

Mo - another thread of connection ... I love it!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the torn strips...o, yes,

your Imagining...just flowing out....a good time for a rest

Stephanie Jo said...

These projects all look so intriguing. I love the torn strips! Miss P is such a little charmer.

Barry said...

LA - may the magic continue. B

Fiona Dempster said...

I love the look of all your projects and so want you to have time to play with them and enjoy them. A little rest every now and again is a fine thing - 'overdosing' does no one any good. I wear my pins with pride and love them dearly - thank you.

Peggy said...

Nothing makes me happier than a pile of strips like that and I really like getting to see the evolution of that amazing placket cloth. Looks like you have some wonderful pieces incubating, Liz!

deemallon said...

what a wonderful, tangible expression you have made with your peace pins. thank you!

I love the stitching on the placket cloth... wouldn't've dreamed that up in a million years. It's organic, exciting, and enlivens the strips incredibly!

Judy Martin said...

we just keep going
xo

Liz A said...

Thanks everyone ... busy-ness has won out over blogging and commenting for now. It's all good.

Joyce said...

You have so many projects in the works! I recently finished a big project and kind of stuck on what to do next.... seeing all of your projects going at the same time is inspiring! Plus the Peace Pins! Amazing.

Liz A said...

Thanks Joyce, but folks who have been coming here for a while have probably noticed that some (quite a few) of the projects don't make it to the finish line. Still, it's fun to put my ideas down and comments from the community keep me going.

taiqi said...

I received my pin on Saturday and wore it to Graduation. Lots of comments. With all of the negative thoughts and comments recently in the world arena--it is wonderful to think about PEACE. And now--to action.
Many thanks for making this pin for me, Janet Wright San Juan Island, Wa

Liz A said...

Janet - thank you so much for sharing this ... it makes my heart happy