The Fates

Finally, finally, finally. I have finished The Fates piece at last. Here are a couple of quick snaps to give you a general idea.

This is the first time I have worked in a tondo format. It definitely appeals to my desire for symmetry. I was also very happy with the brocade border - a piece of fabric that I got at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Seattle last spring. And the stretcher it is mounted on was found at the hospital thrift store in Steveston - just the right size and only a dollar! The piece measures 20" square.

My embroidery skills are fair to middling, but working this piece helped improve them. And as far as what it all means, I will have to ponder it a bit. I know what I had in mind when it started but inevitably time and the process of working changes things.


  1. Anonymous9:11 PM

    As my dear old Mom would say, "There's a lot of work in that". That's the highest praise she gives. Remarkable Heather. It is a very, very beautiful piece and one that demands contemplation. I get the words on the outside but the words on the inside add another dimension which eludes me. There's a bit of mystery sewn in.

    Oh, and Happy New Year, or as they say over here, "You O Yoshi...".


  2. Lovely, and as usual thought-provoking. Have a lovely holiday time.

  3. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Absolutely beautiful - elegant and subtle and full of grace and truth.

  4. Anonymous2:32 PM

    G'day and seasons greetings
    I think it's bloody good!
    Best wishes for pleasure in 09
    Cheers Jan

  5. i would say your skills are rather breathtaking.

  6. Anonymous2:25 AM

    It seems different countries, different cultures, we really can decide things in the same understanding of the difference!
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