Probably better get one more in for April since April is almost going by:
The oak leaf is here, in the middle. the cloth is representing transition...as Winter transcends into Spring. The left side is the colder/wintry side. Curling and swirling, whirling winds come with the change. A little more spare in the amount of stitches show a little of the barren feel that the end of Winter might have. Spring is on the right. Especially with the warmer Spring then usual, the flowers, trees and fauna have been appearing sooner and quicker. So the richer palette and abundance of stitching are to show the awaken of the growing season.
The leaf itself is divided into the two aspects. The slight touch of green and woven stitch are the young growth. The outline of the blackened lines are the cracks that have started to form on the old leaf of last summer.
As April draws to a close, have May to look forward to. More work needed in the garden - seedlings need transplanting and my indigo is sprouting. Really need to hustle on that - it got colder and winder after the days of 80s which interrupted the garden schedule. May cloth will be started, work on the fascicle project continuing, Magic Diaries II is still in full swing and Contemporary Boro II about to commence. The last two references are to Jude's projects.
So, until my threads bring me back for another post...happy stitching and creating to all.
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