Mom always says, "never cut a knot, always untie it. If you can't figure out how to untie a knot, you'll never figure out how to solve your problems."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

few words for wednesday

The Ides are almost here:
Ides of March cloth

I promised myself that my Ideas of March would be done by the 15th and so it is.

Details of the cloth:

center detail

center leaf detail
Most of the stitching is running stitch and the back split stitch.

I have to post my last fascicle pieces, 3-5. I'll work on that this week. Maybe do a silent Sunday post of nothing but images.   I've prepared a few other cloths for the coming month and working of a little gifting project for a birthday.  But my other pressing need is:

Here today, boro tomorrow!
Yes, I haven't patched a pair of jeans since the 60's! "Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end..."

I have to get better at posting...I am going to get better. Even though it's time to get the gardening going for 2012 I will, I will. 

and in conclusion to remind us all:

Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.
Beware the ides of March.
What man is that?
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 

And as Spring is here I bid you all to celebrate Lupercalia as well.  It is the festival of purification.  It is named for the she wolf that nursed Romulus and Remus. Young men would run through the street sans clothing and women would have their palms slapped (unclear if by the naked young fellows) to either ensure a safe delivery if pregnant or become pregnant if barren. Oh how simple those Arcadian days! 

Cheers and thank you for partaking in celebrating the Ides...


  1. so much dimension in this piece...as though the leaves are flying towards me from that star. it's beautiful. couldn't click on those detailed pics.

  2. ani!!!!!!!! oh my, this is stitching perfection!! and composition perfection... wow, my eyes are so happy looking at this...

    i thought that was *my* knee in the pic! i swear, my knee looks just like that! (not to mention that my ripped jeans look just like that too ha ha)

    : )


  3. you have such delicate detailed stitches.. very wonderful art work!

  4. I have very much enjoyed leafing through your blog aft such a while.. Xx

  5. i like seeing all your related experiments in one piece, i first read this as idea of march, which works....

  6. I love how the colors work on "Ideas of March." I don't think you should worry about posting more or less, we all find our own pace. :)


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