Thursday, January 06, 2011

work is a gift



I made these little zippered cases for my daughters and friends. Not hard work but careful work
Not hard work but repetitive work Work can be a gift
Labour is a material

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:54 am

    These are lovely. Zips are a black art to me; I've never really been able to master them.

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  2. Is that wax resist Judy? Perhaps we could do some on our retreat? I've got soy wax and bees wax somewhere in the house!

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  3. It is, indeed...

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  4. No, Penny. Not wax resist.
    I have had this navy dotted fabric in my house for years and years - purchased originally to make myself a dress, used by daughter April to make herself a tent around her bed when she was a teen, now put to good use as a quilt back. These little purses were made from a nearly completed quilt that I severely trimmed. The pieces of pre-hand quilted cloth were so precious, they held so much time and work. I felt that they needed to be honoured, used, shown, gifted.

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  5. so simple, so profound a gift. and for you? good work, using cloth you have history with. what better mix?

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  6. labor is a component.

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  7. Beautiful...the stitches, the size, the textile. I want to learn to slow down this year.

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  8. These bags are treasures indeed.

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  9. Sooooooooo beautiful, Judy!!! What a wonderful gift.

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  10. I LOVE mine ~ thanks again.

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  11. They are beautiful - small and useful and therefore just beautiful. Now I feel like making some which with Jude's course coming up I can't so I will come back and look at these now and then.

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  12. i really like this

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx