Splitting Up and New Directions

As the new year approaches, it is usual to reflect on the one past and make a list of what one would like to do differently. My blogging has become a little haphazard and lost its original direction. Hmmn, somewhat of a reflection of my life!

I've decided to split up the behemoth and hopefully better stay on topic. I will keep "True Stitches", and actually write about stitching! Then, I will begin a blog, "Resting in the Grace of the World" about the experience of trying to live sustainably (and on a very low income) on this enchanted isle. And finally, I will start a third, "You Are One With Them", specifically about the community quilt project I have been participating in.

So look for that in the New Year. As probably my final stitching of 2009, I finished the little samplers that I started during Dorothy Caldwell's workshop, "The Expressive Stitch". I added some border stitches and embellishments and the eagle feather found after my cat's altercation with a young golden eagle.

The end of this year (and, concurrently, the period between two blue moons) has been particularly sad and dramatic and stress filled for me. I may talk more about this in time, but for now I simply wish peace, simplicity and calm for myself, and for you, my readers and friends.

And, as my beautiful friend Helene said to me the other day, "Let it rip!"


  1. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Hi Heather,

    I hope it all works out for you. Try to stay positive and use the support of good people you know, like Gretchen.

    Happy New Year. Jean-Pierre

    ps. This is anotehr non-posting message.

  2. What a beautiful piece, you never cease to amaze me. I look forward to a new year of inspiration from whatever you get up to with your stitching. Best Wishes, Joy and Happiness to you and your family.

  3. Heather, I love your piece: particularly the cat and the eagle. How wonderful to be able to tell your story with thread! I'm sorry to hear you've been sad - I wish you peace and joy for 2010: and thanks for all the inspiration!


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