Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Random Stitching

I know I have been pretty quiet here...


been feeling that way all around.


I think winter does that to me.


I have also been a bit preoccupied with planning for some upcoming travel, (fun!)


as well as for some upcoming surgery, (not fun.)


To keep my sense of calm,


(Often easier said then done in regards to myself)


I have just been allowing myself the joy of random stitching.


I am usually so focused on making things, (and very results oriented) that I am finding this to be a very soothing place... the act of simply stitching for the sake of wanting to stitch.


Hope each one of you is finding happiness in whatever you are doing! xo

27 comments:

wackywoman said...

Stitching anything eases stress.

Julia said...

It calms my nerves just looking at your stitching!

Kit Lang said...

Mmmmm... that top one is so delicious - love that palette and the stitching is so soothing.

Good luck with your upcoming surgery - I have on myself at the beginning of February so am trying to keep calm and think good thoughts all the time, so I'll send some your way too. :)

Lisa said...

love the muted colors .. gorgeous
all the best on upcoming surgery .. not fun for sure ♦ mend well

patty a. said...

The stitching is textural and lovely! Best of luck with surgery. I had emergency surgery in November and didn't have time to even think about preparing for it. I am fine now and I wish you a speedy recovery too!

Cheryl said...

Posting photos of your "soothers" is good enough for me! Harmon and Alice remind me that you're out there somewhere.

QuiltSwissy said...

love the work you are stitching. Good luck with the surgery!

glen

Sujata Shah said...

Beautiful random stitching! Love the hand work, as always!
Enjoy your travels and good luck with your surgery.. Hope nothing too serious!

Nifty Quilts said...

It's very inspiring to see your lovely stitching with the subdued colors. Best wishes on you surgery and travels!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

So pretty and so soothing Victoria, love those circular stitches. Good luck on the surgery and have fun with the traveling....xox Corrine

Esch House Quilts said...

I just love the middle one with the stitching in circles and grids - fabulous!

Good luck with the surgery!

meli B said...

The crochet is gorgeous. I agree, it's very therapeutic.

Lauren said...

I've been finding that project goals have focused me away from panic as I've been recovering from a recent surgery. It's good to have such calming hobbies! Everything you make is beautiful. Best luck with everything.

Corinnea said...

Sending good thoughts your way! Love your random stitching. The top piece is extra yummy to me.
I finally started a pojagi piece and got sidetracked by life... ha ha I'll finish one day.

Robin Olsen said...

love the quietness of the neutral piece--it's soothing to look at the soft colors and the rhythm of the stitching

Rebecca said...

Upcoming travel and surgery? These are my preoccupations as well. (Must be something in the air or water...) Love your stitching. Best of luck with the surgery. Safe travels~

libbyquilter said...

love seeing whatever it is you are working on. the grid with circles is wonderful.

i hope that your upcoming travel and surgery all go without complications.

:-)
libbyQ

Jenny M said...

Hope you have a quick recovery from the surgery & all goes well.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

Cheryl Arkison said...

That is some lovely stitching. And random crochet? I can totally get behind that.
Good luck with the surgery. Hopefully nothing major.

Rachel Hauser said...

Sounds like the most perfect therapy. Blessings!

Elsa said...

Loving all the stitching and the colors you've chosen to do it in.
Have a fab trip and a quick recovery from the surgery.

Stephie said...

Restful and serene, thoughtful...that's what these pieces say to me. Wonderful I say to you :) x

Colleen MacDonald said...

I can think of nothing more soothing than stitchwork. And your "random stitching" takes my breath away. That ombre piece is gasp-worthy. I am sending well wishes for your upcoming surgery. Be well, My Dear.

Margo said...

Your stitches are beautiful, satisfying to look at. You are making something beautiful even in less-than-joyful times - good for you. It's inspiring.

Dee said...

good luck with the surgery! Your quilt has such a feel of winter about it... the quiet, as you say, and the subdued neutral tones. I LOVE that you are letting yourself free-form crochet! In my world, it is PRECISION I need to try now and then!

Clare Wassermann said...

I'm really into those neutrals too at the moment. Are those very close lines of stitching machined?
All the best xxxx

Victoria said...

Many thanks to each of you!

Clare, yes they are machine quilted!