The last of my Weekly Leaves is done, attached to the others and waiting for me to fuse the whole thing to another piece of felt.
I'm taking a break from leaves, after three years I still love leaves but I need to move on and do something new. You can see all the leaves form this and previous years by using the tabs up in the header.
The Weekly Leaf
I used another one of my new stencils, the large one in the picture below.
I need to shake things up and get the feeling of uncertainty back. I know that I still want to do a weekly project, I'd really miss having something by my chair in the evenings to stitch. I do have a couple of knitting projects and a stack of books but I need stitching also. Normally by this date I have the next years project ready to go, fabrics ready, colors decided upon, anxious for the start. Not this year!
I do have a half baked plan in my head, but nothing ready to go. Over twenty years ago I was introduced to the book Signs Of Life:The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, by Angeles Arrien. What captivated me then and still does is what she calls the preferential shapes test. The five universal shapes are the circle, square, triangle, equidistant cross and the spiral. Over the past twenty plus years my preference for the shapes has changed, this year more dramatically than before. There is a meaning in the order that you prefer the shapes, it's all covered in the book and too complex for me to explain.
My plan? do something weekly with each of these shapes, starting with the square. I will probably keep the size around six inches square, but will probably not sew them all together like I have with my past four years worth of weeklies. I just don't know what I'll do, but I'll jump in and start to see what happens.
Daily Stitching updates, there will be changes coming here also, I'll fill you in next week.
Gelli Prints #355-361, only 5 to go.
Shades of orange #282-288
I'm linking to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching "