Home again!

It's been a long time people, and I am glad to be back home. My trip was marvelous, being with my son was great. We hopped around all over the place here, in Germany, all the way down to the pyrenees and into Spain. We visited the most interesting little Artist Colony halfway between St Girons and Toulouse that I fell in love with and went blueberry picking (myrtilles) on top of a mountain. I have had an exciting, fun filled and packed holiday and it was much needed. I will post a few pics sometime soon. I dont want to overwelm you with photos so will try to pick out a handful of shots just to give you a feel of where all we went.

The whole time I was gone a barely had any time to stitch. I had packed several things I wanted to work on but most of them werent even touched. I pulled the threads to fringe one scarf but want to buy some bright wooden beads to add to the fringe before it is finished...anyone know a good resource for those type of wooden beads? (the ones with the larger holes so the fringe can go through and nice bright colors)

I worked mainly on a nice large cotton piece I am making into a shibori scarf. I started with a wide mokume band around the edges...and thats as far as I got. 12 rows of stitching around the entire edge. Its a rather large scarf, well over a meter squared. I took a measurement off of a keffiyeh I have.

I haven'tdecided exactly what design I want to set into the middle of this but find the shibori stitching to be soothing. I have a few silk scarves also that I plan on doing some tieing on but didnt get a chance to work on them while I was away.

For now I am resting up, sorting the house and unpacking. Soon I will be back in the studio...
3 comments on "Home again!"
  1. Great to hear from you again! Have been missing you and your lovely velvet art. I'm very curious to see your journey pictures!

  2. Welcome back! ...glad you had a good break. I'll be interested to see some piccies too :-)

  3. I have had an exciting, fun filled and packed holiday and it was much needed.

    Now, think back to these beautiful days, up in the mountains, picking 'blueberries', (Aha, another vivid color way!), and let that crisp, inspiring, mountains, Artist colony,...... trip breath healing into your entire body, mind...!
    Feels good, eh? =)