Friday, January 29, 2016

Stitch Journal: Week 4

Stitch Journal 2016, Week 4: No snow for us this week, unlike other parts of the East Coast, so I worked mostly with tawny browns. It's been an unusually snowless January here in western Massachusetts. I had envisioned this first piece in the series being mostly white. It was not to be!

Day 22: the buff color of mourning doves

Day 23: tiny white flecks, for the snow still left on the ground (no new snow yet)

Day 24: more French knots the tawny color of the far field in sharp morning light

Day 25: a scattering of French knots, color of the chickadee's belly

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I continue to stitch in the early morning, which is my favorite time of day for observing light. It's always changing—one day sharp and warm, the next soft and cool—constantly altering the colors of the winter weeds, the fields, the trunks of the birch trees.

"Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?" (from The Waking, by Theodore Roethke)


Aara said...

I am so inspired by this project. Simply beautiful.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for leaving a comment, Aara! I'm glad you find it inspiring.

Lydia said...

I am enjoying your project also. May I ask what weight of linen you use and where you purchase it? Thank you

Bonnie said...

Thanks for your comment, Lydia. I'm using a medium weight linen - which I got at Jo-Ann Fabrics.