Wednesday, December 15, 2010
meandering midnight threads
an hour later and the eyelids are growing heavy sooner than expected. some stitching done, though, mostly couching down some meandering midnight threads across the snow field.
i'm using vintage crochet threads that i had thrifted years ago (because they looked good in an old hand-carved wood bowl) since i like the way the stitches stand out more, being thicker than quilting or sewing threads. i very quickly discovered that you definitely want to use short lengths when stitching with vintage threads...and especially so when using a thread that wasn't even intended to be used for sewing, since longer lengths tangle horribly and break more easily as the fibers are upbraided in unintended ways... yes, it was a "duh!" experience...
now i must make my way to bed.
good night and namaste'