Sunday, January 29, 2012

rusty sunshine where once there were none


eighty hour work weeks do not leave a tremendous amount of time for creativity. i shall have to remedy that. in the meantime, however, i have been unbundling my hothouse rust dye bundles and discovering all manner of unexpected treasures! more photos to come, but first i wanted to share what i've been doing with one of them in those few precious moments here and there when i can sit down by the fire and needle chant a bit instead of sleep...


nevermind the sun in the sky, which hasn't put an appearance in for several days now, this little rusty fellow seems to bring a warmth all his own!


looks like piper is laying claim to this warm little sun before anyone else gets a chance!

a few suns that i've found inspiring today can be found here (3rd pic down), here, and here.

namaste'

22 comments:

  1. I just love your sun
    have a nice day

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  2. beautiful
    piper looks very comfortable :0)
    i'm getting my nerve up to try to bundle dye.
    take care of yourself while working those long hours.

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    1. something i used to tell my knitting students oh so many years ago when teaching them to steek and cut their knitting to insert button bands comes to mind: just remember, it is only fabric!

      you will do wonderfully with your bundles, whatever sort you choose to try!

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  3. Your sun cloth is just perfect! I have never used the seed stitch, and I admire it on other people's work all the time. It's supposed to be hard to make it all "randomly" even looking which is the trick to it looking good.

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    1. perhaps the trick is to simply not thInk about it and just do. oh. . .and to get out of your own way and to allow it to be what it is. . .without judgement. no simple task, eh? try it. you will be wonderful at it!

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    2. Fabulous advice!! If I could only remember it!!

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  4. Rest, Joe you need rest! And of course, stitch! Your sun warms my heart and it seems Piper too. Wishing you a more restful work schedule.

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  5. 80 hour work weeks don't leave much time for ANYTHING, let alone creativity!! Smitten with this rusty sun... wonderful. Leave it to the cat to always hog the sunspots!

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    1. . . .and the most comfortable chairs!

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  6. Long works weeks, I so here you. Love what you have been doing and adore the photo with Piper.

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  7. beautiful sun piece~!!~smart cat~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  8. just loving that sun, hope it's warming you and restoring some energy - and don't all comfortable chairs belong to cats? That's what mine told me ...

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    1. yes. i think all cats are in league on that one!

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  9. Love the sun! Wise Piper to find the best spots!

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  10. I love your sun rust print. I love how it came out and it really is enhanced by your needle chant.

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    1. thank you so much! i have so many more to share in the new future, too. perhaps even some to find new homes?

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  11. Joe I just love this little rusty sun .... Piper and I have such good taste!!!
    Lovely, warming little cloth to help get through a chilly winter.
    Hope you get time to rest a little soon. You are a hard worker Joe.

    Jacky xox

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