This project clicked for us, not only because some of us know some of the stitchers in Lyttleton, but because we are crafters and all of it made sense: the symbolism, the community, the physical act of each stitch; the next best thing to hugging everyone, which is pretty hard to do from a distance.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Last Week, the kids and I went for a walk here in the area, foraging for wild blackberries, and rosehips and collecting things for our nature table.
When we got home and I made blackberry muffins and rosehip syrup the children trawled through my vintage linens and sorted out their treasures and arranged them all over the house. Very beautiful and autumnal.
For the leaf shapes i used a wee folk art pattern from their list and knitting/ felting patterns from living Crafts magazine for the acorns and oak leaves on our hanging wreath.
It feels good now that its cooler, and the light is different. I feel re-invigorated and have even spent some time in the vege garden, hoping my seedlings grow enough before winter hits. ( We had 2 degrees here yesterday).