Thursday, January 17, 2008

My sweet little needlepoint

"In the glad morn of blooming youth
These various threads I drew,
And now behold this finished piece
Lies glorious to the view.

So when bright youth shall charm no more
And age shall chill my blood,
May I review my life and say
Behold my works were good."

I don't know who wrote it, but I love this short poem, it is about me. I making few stitches every single evening. Well... May by I'm having couple days off during the year, but it is sad days.

Something bad must happened if I didn't take needle in my fingers.

Many designs I "borrowed" from old traditional samplers, some designs pop up out of nothing and I just quickly put them on a wool. All of them different - I newer was too committed to any single style.
I have mood for Quakers, Ukrainian, German or New-England today, but tomorrow it can be new idea and new design. I didn't use somebody patterns most of time, but often use them as an inspiration.
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1 comment:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Yes, now I can comment :-)

Your needlepoint/samplers are lovely. I have two alphabeth samplers hanging in my livinroom. One is all red on white and is a piece I bought in Holland many years ago. It was made in 1933. The second is blue on white and was stiched my me in 1991.