Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Birds, Flowers and Zombies

At last something creative, it's been a while.....
I'm still struggling to get myself out of the doldrums but have been trying to get back to some of the things that I have always enjoyed, some of the things that have distracted my from difficult times in the past.
So for the last few weeks I have been working on a cross stitch post card that I owed for a swap which ended back in January. Thankfully my swap partner has been very patient with me.I picked a pattern from a magazine that I bought a while back. I didn't have the colours required to follow the chart exactly so I just used some left overs from a couple of my Mum's projects that I finished up last year. I don't know why but the colours and the background reminded me of twilight so I finished the card off with a piece of blue dotty ribbon which I thought could be representative of a starry sky.
I have enjoyed getting back to stitching but I don't have the same passion for it as I had before, but that can be said for pretty much everything in my life at the moment. I'm hoping it will come back in time and meanwhile I am determined to keep using needle and thread. So I have started on a small kit I bought on Ebay a while back.I do a lot of driving round for my work and at the moment there are lots of wonderful wild poppies all over the place growing magnificent red by the roadsides. I'm so out of practise with my stitching I don't think I will be quite able to do justice to their wild beauty but I will carry on regardless and hopefully my enjoyment of the process will shine through enough to redeem the finished picture.
I couldn't leave today without changing the subject wildly. I just had to tell you about this fabulous, funny book I am reading at the moment. Well worth buying for the cover alone, never mind the imagery of the Bennet sisters being commanded to form a 'pentagram of death' by Mr Bennet in the pursuit of a bit of zombie slaying, love it!


Ginnie said...

I love stitching poppies too, they always look so pretty. The book looks interesting I'll have to look that one up!!

Vicki said...

The little cross stitched bird turned out lovely, your improvisation on the threads worked well. I love the poppies, it's going to be a great piece. Thanks for sharing.

coral-seas said...

Somehow missed your last 2 posts, sometimes my RSS feeder has a mind of it's own, I think.

Great to see some stitching. I'm sure you will get your creative mojo back, when it's ready.

Re your earlier post, don't feel foolish for having hope. Life does seems to have a nasty habit of pulling the rug from under us when we least expect it.


KimP said...

So glad to see you are venturing back into the world of stitching! Keep at it and the healing will come.

Also, loved your photos on your walk - walking around in the sunshine is as good as therapy!