What has happened to November? Who’s nicked it? I started the big mission piece and have just resurfaced to find that a month has gone! Admittedly not every spare moment has gone into the piece but it has gobbled up time and so much thought and energy. It has been on the wall having fester time for about 4 days – since when I have constructed a toile for a new jacket pattern, started little embroideries for the Tree Project, made stockings for the local foodbank appeal, been to the Knit and Stitch Show in Harrogate, taught a whole day workshop at the Viking Loom, and have sorted out a day of sewing to do today (silk velvet!!!!).
The fester time was supposed to allow detachment, a separation between making mode and hard eyed assessment. It may be working too well., I was expecting a dialogue about the legibility, the weight of the image, the relationship of past and present, but as yet have no traumas, arguments or quibbles. I even have new angles and proposals to take the core idea forward, and instead of slog, the future making looks exciting again.
….. I am content with it, at the moment.