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July 31, 2020

Hi there ‼️ I know some of you have noticed that I haven’t posted in forever 😩 I have been stitching on several projects. The one I want to share today is a start and finish that I did in the last month.

I reached a point on Tidal Textures where my brain was tired of decisions, I put it aside and have worked a little on it now and then. I have had a few minor medical issues to deal with, all is well.

Depression: Fenced in With a Road to Nowhere

This is an original design and I use the term lightly. This years Summer Challenge that my ANG chapter has each year is to stitch something you can’t touch. It could be a painted canvas, counted design or something original. Not less than a 5 inch square.

During this isolation I have had to deal with being alone, not talking to people for days and in general feeling down. I was thinking about the challenge and had a light bulb moment. Depression can not be touched.

I framed up an 11 inch square piece of canvas. Got my sketch pad out and sketched my road a few mountain lines and ground areas. I then put the road and a few other lines on my canvas. Next I went to my thread stash and pulled out dark colors of floss, some overdyed threads in dark hues, a couple of poison threads and the yellow for a ray of hope. My finished design is approximately 6″ X 6″.

Then I just began to stitch….areas, color changes and stitch choices were determined on a whim or perhaps when I ran out of thread in my needle. I really loved stitching on this. I did have to design a fence because I didn’t decide on the fence until I was well on my way with the rest of the stitching and my thread count wasn’t even for length and width. A detail some might not catch is that the road is one way… you know why?

I promise more postings soon. Stay well and enjoy your stitching.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Betsy Smullen permalink
    July 31, 2020 1:25 pm

    What an amazing piece. The design and colors and symbology all work so well together to become what the piece is titled. And so appropriate in this time of imposed isolation. You are truly a needle artist!

  2. chillyhollowneedlepointadventure permalink
    August 1, 2020 6:15 am

    What Betsy said. Hope you do more original work as you have time since you have a real knack for it.

  3. Marianne Luckett permalink
    August 2, 2020 10:44 pm

    It is a beautiful piece, truly amazing. And, you are not alone. So many of us are feeling exactly as you do. We are blessed that we can stitch. Keep creating your original pieces. Indeed, you have a unique skill. Take care.

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