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Rainbow

February 11, 2010

My needle dips between the warp and weft of linen.  The rainbow colours bring new worlds into being, infecting me with their optimism.  Threads tangle like hyacinth roots but somehow, somehow, they begin to reveal a story of beauty.  The silence of a hoop, waiting patiently for my return each night, for moments stolen from a sun soaked afternoon.  The rough sound of a needle against fabric, beating a rhythm through my oasis of peace.  From the bare earth a tree springs up, waiting for a change of colour to bring blossom, to bring spring.

Words, like threads, become tangled in my thoughts.  Some become stitches, permanent, but others drift away.  Back to the rainbow.

It has been a busy week; thank goodness for embroidery.

The pattern “Cherry Blossom” is from the wonderful site Magpie Patterns.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2010 5:02 pm

    beautiful sentiments of poetry paired with embroidery, love! xo

    • emmalina73 permalink
      February 15, 2010 1:30 am

      Thank you Nicole! There is something about embroidery that brings out the prosaic in me ; )

  2. February 14, 2010 12:38 am

    lovely words, you stiched us a poem. the pattern reminded me a something I found the other day, love her, and she sometimes offers free patterns…

    http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/blog/2010/02/01/print-your-own-valentines-cards/

    • emmalina73 permalink
      February 15, 2010 1:30 am

      lol, thanks Julia. I will check out that link, thanks so much : )

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