If Only All My Other Projects Would Get Finished This Quickly
I have completed the footstool cover. The little stool had a note on the underside stating that it was carved in 1964 by "H. Andrews (blind)". Fifty years later, it is braced and mended and sports a bright new cover.
Cost: under $10. The burlap backing was bought new and I got a couple of pieces of wool from the thrift store. This pleases me in oh so many ways. And my Great-Aunt Margie, the original owner of the stool, would approve, I think.
Although she would no doubt be aghast at its intended use. Mischa does need a boost to get up onto the bed. Here she looks very serious, but her tail is wagging furiously. And I notice the rug is in desperate need of vacuuming. Oh well.
And this is what my workspace looked like afterwards. I am unrepentant.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.