Fast, fast week. Too fast. But Primordial Soup is making its intention clear. Tiny stitches for the soup. Tiny stitches not even pulled snug, just sort of left with a little loop before the next stitch begins. Little beady things. It’s adding a nice texture to the cloth. You’ll have to enlarge the pic to see the stitches–and this is just the beginning. Kantha stitches on the left may have to come out. That’s a tree curtain they’re on and I was hoping the horizontal stitches would created MORE of a vertical pattern.
And for the children. A talking heart. Variation of the talking stick and this one was requested by a friend who teaches pre-K. And the idea is that the child with the heart gets to talk–and the others get to listen. Made from maybe 30 little pieces of various fabrics, kantha stitched in red and then free motion stitched in blue. I would have left off after the red stitching, but didn’t think the heart would survive the wear and tear. It’s backed with heavy denim and stuffed with short grain brown rice!
And this morning, bright and very early because there’s no school today and Boy needed a place to be, and his parents leave for work before the sun comes up–this was how I started my day–with him–telling me about the way colors mix–and the beauty of ring fingers.
and remain amazed at how BUSY he can be–and how much he can EAT–and after walking Earl, building airplanes from Legos, barns and houses from Lincoln Logs, he walked into my ROOM and decided to water color something–and here it is–this was his first “serious” piece and he calls it “Happy Birds”