Saturday, October 16, 2010
stitching in car day 10
Couching old domestic linens to long pieces of an old tablecloth is one of the stitch projects I've been doing in the car during our trip. Yesterday we were reminded that we are going home to winter when we drove north through the Adirondrack mountains in New York state. Snow! This kind of work goes through a lot of thread and I ran out in Wisconsin, so re-stocked in Illinois. The perle cotton weight no 5 is half the price in the states to what it is in Canada. I brought five pieces of this project to work on during the trip. Four others were left on Manitoulin for the circle project women. Julia volunteered to keep it going for the past two Thursdays. I've refined the technique a bit over the last few days. Instead of working in long continuous strips of cloth, I sew shorter ones together as I go along. The results have a comforting texture that pleases me. They have a calmness.