Sunday, February 05, 2012

An Exultation of Wrinkles

Wrinkles in one's work must be smoothed away, ironed out, steamed out. Right?

Or not? Feeling contrary about wrinkles, I've been embroidering them ...

Wrinkle Embroidery
Linen, various weights of DMC perle cotton. Keeping it simple with a limited palette and just back stitch, running stitch, and French knots.

On the subject of embroidery, look what Rebecca very generously sent me:

New Sampler

A message all of us self-doubting, self-critical creative types can use. Rebecca explains the genesis of this sampler, with a link to the Mary Oliver poem that inspired it, here.

Speaking of love, Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you got your cards ready to give or send? When I saw the new Love Birds cards by designer Connie Chang Chinchio's little brother, I wasted no time getting a few:

Love Birds Cards
Aren't they sweet? You can read about them on Connie's blog.

Soon, very soon, I'll be able to share a new design with you. Something really sunny, the color of dandelions and daffodils. It's being published by a third party so I have to be patient. Details coming, probably this week!

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at a beaded lace design under construction. This one I hope to publish by the end of the month. I'm knitting it in Swan's Island organic merino/alpaca fingering weight. Oh la la, what a luscious yarn.

beads for new design

6 comments:

KnitNana said...

LOVELY! (everything!)
and a neat idea to follow the wrinkles, since they're such a common part of life in so many ways, why NOT celebrate them?
(((hugs)))

Jenny said...

Love the title of this post, as well as what you're doing with your embroidering.

Shelda said...

Sweet cards, sweet little heart dish with the beads. And I *love* the following the wrinkles idea. Can't wait to see its progress.

KPiep said...

I absolutely love your embroidered wrinkles! And I rather like the wrinkles showing up on my face as well.

Tierney Barden said...

So much to look forward to Bonnie! Two new patterns...I can hardly wait! Flukra is gorgeous and your embroidery is inspiring. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Connie said...

Bonnie, thanks for visiting my brother's etsy shop and for the lovely blog post. He was so thrilled to see that you liked his lovebirds :)