Friday, February 13, 2009

Jacob's Stairs

It has been a beautiful day here, warm enough to leave the patio door open and allow the dogs to come and go as they please. I played for a while this morning then spent most of the afternoon on the couch trying to sleep off a cold that I haven’t been able to shake.
I took all of the quilting that I didn't like out of the piece I started yesterday and tried again with different machine quilting ideas to get something that I liked.
This was unintentional, but I see a door in this piece. It looks like a set of stairs in the doorway, drenched in light so I’ve decided to call it “Jacob’s Stairs.” I like the clean graphic nature of it but think it still needs something so I’m giving some thought to some embellishments
And so I picked out some beads that might work. It might be fun to suggest stars in the darker blue area above, I considered making them from polymer clay or going shopping for star buttons. Then there is the Swarovski crystal sort of sparkling star, that might be interesting. I have seed beads in any color and a bunch of other options. And I ran across this little tiny old skeleton key in my box of antique sewing stuff and it seems fitting that the key go on this piece somewhere. I have some floss and who knows what else. It will be interesting to see where this takes me!

There is a joy in this journey!


  1. "May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung..." lyrics from Bob Dylan's song "Forever Young." That's what popped into my mind when you mentioned about seeing stairs pop out at you in your cool new piece. The machine quilting is terrific, btw.

  2. One product - EmergenC. I put it in a bottle of water with green tea twice a day. Haven't had a cold in ages and ages and I am around kids with colds all the time. When you are feeling achey, take it in about 2 inches of hot water and it will soothe. It's a wonderful product... I like the lemon lime. Hope you feel better soon. (disclaimer: I get nothing from you buying this product...except peace of mind.)


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