Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Back to it ...

The past two weeks have been all about physical therapy and working on Moon Myth ...


Happily, both have been going well and a final draft of the book (sans front cover), can be read here:
http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/p/moon-myth-final-draft.html
with special thanks to Don for commenting on the (countless) iterations, and to Nancy at Pomegranate Trail for her input.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Honestly

We are back, but long story short, I'm dealing with sciatic nerve pain that is distracting me from stitching and blogging. Today I will begin the process of physical therapy to remedy that.

For those of you who have left word in comments and emails, please know that the peace project will proceed once I can give it proper attention.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Let your peace flag fly

Please note: we are playing with our grandkids for the next week, so I won’t be responding to comments and/or email for now. The new project will re-commence next week, but you are welcome to comment any time!

Today is the International Day of Peace, a fitting time to start a new take on last year's Peace Pin Project.

This time around, I'm sending shreds of repurposed linen clothing stitched with words of peace ...


miniature peace pin/flags inspired by Fiona Dempster's Daily words ...


which you can find in her shop. My goal is to send all of her words out into the world paired with peace.

If you wish to receive one of Fiona's words and a miniature peace pin/flag, please leave a few words of peace in a comment at the end of this post

And then, please send your current mailing address to lizackert@gmail.com (even if you think I already have your address, it is ever so much easier if you send it to me in an email as I'm somewhat scattered).

There is no catch and no charge. It is my humble way of spreading a little bit of peace in a world that very much needs it. That said, if you wish to send me an email or link with a picture of where you hang your peace pin/flag once it arrives, I will happily post it in the Works in Progress page, found in the sidebar to the right.

Addendum:

And here, as a perfect example, is Marti's peace pin from last year ...

Earth Prayer
made of cloth hand-dyed with plants gathered from her land in New Mexico

May it soon be joined by new images of this year's peace pin/flags. 
 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Beside myself

I hate losing sight of the back of a cloth ...


which is inevitably what happens when one turns to the front ...


making something of it ...


So many stitches, some intentionally visible ...


others not, here because Deb Lacativa's thread slips from light to dark, making Jude Hill's invisible baste true to its name ...


still others becoming hidden when they don't make the final cut.

Then there are the stitches that have been undone ...


No trace left, and no clue yet about what, if anything, will replace them.