Since April 1st the things that have happened. Oh my. I have been to six countries on three trips. Finished two caskets. Investigated embroidery in the back room of the MFA. Kayaked through a mangrove tunnel for miles in the pitch black to see glowing bio-luminescent water. Gazed upon dozens of amazing samplers in a small room in Amsterdam. Saw a bodybag at Moulen Rouge. Explored an amazing museum of technical machines looking for something for us. Ran out of gas talking too long with a friend while she was driving cross country and I was jet lagged. Snorkeled for hours. Briefly got back to town and ran a robot scrimmage in front of 15,000 visitors. Bicycled through tulip fields. Visited Au Ver a Soie. And got out of a car in front the moment Norte Dame caught fire and witnessed it all and wept with the French. (Our apartment faced the South Rose Window).
|Only a few in the crowd had noticed the smoke starting. We turned and walked to a police lady and said "I think Norte Dame is on fire" as the first police car screamed up.|
And in those exciting things - was something privately momentous. I finished two embroidered caskets! For me the culmination of over 12 years of research and embroidery. I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the results and how they look. And with all the chaos of above, I only have one good picture at the moment and a dozen bad snapshots on my phone. So I will share the one good picture as a tease.
|My first finished Stumpwork Casket - The Harmony with Nature Casket. An online class for this piece is coming this|
fall for new people to the Thistle Threads universe.
Let's hope the next few weeks are only somewhat exciting...