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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Reminding Myself that it’s Just String!

Poor Magi #2. He sat in this state:Magi24Sept2011

…for over a month. Why, you ask?

Because I had forgotten. I had forgotten my mantra. It’s JUST STRING!  I had a block. It wasn’t as if I couldn’t fix it if I didn’t like it.

You might be wondering what specific technique had me avoiding this lovely project for a month. You’re probably thinking it’s something terribly complex, and that I had visions of ruining the project.

Alas, no, I’m more of an idiot than that. Complex stitches are a challenge to me, and I relish them.

The part that had me stumbling used the dreaded “R” word. Can you guess?


And here’s how dumb I am. It wasn’t even completely random through the whole section. It was a line of bargello. Yes, I said bargello. As in, once the first darn line is in, the rest just follows along.

And it held me up. For a month.

All I had to do was this…

RandomBargello25Sept2011  …and then fill in above and below that line.

Let the virtual head-slaps begin.


Denise said...

Well, sometimes it is the simplest things that hold us up. Now you have the first line in and it will flow.

Kelly said...

So glad you are back to him. This is a beautiful project.

Beth said...

Your work is beautiful. Why is it that the easiest is the hardest.....

Anonymous said...

I saw your mother in law yesterday. what a treat!!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the encouragement, ladies!

Rachel said...

The supposedly easy stuff has a tendency to turn out more alarming than the difficult stuff. I've prevaricated for weeks over satin stitch, so you aren't alone!

coral-seas said...

Yes, have been totally paralized by the word RANDOM! 'Your choice' affects me in a similar way.

I think this is stunning and I love the unusual mix of materials and techniques used on it.