Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sun and Stars
I've been embroidering by day, taking advantage of the good light, then quilting at night. You can see how the 'Back to the Garden" quilt is coming along.
I'm going to apply opalescent beads on the crests of the waves.
This is the companion piece to Emma Goldman's handkerchief. The quote belongs to Delores Ibarruri, ardent communist and one of the leaders of the Spanish Civil War. She was an eloquent speaker, known as "La Pasionaria" (passion flower) in her Spanish homeland. She often quoted Zapata's famous line: "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees." The words attributed to her in this embroidery refer to that statement.