A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
"That must have been the sun!"
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.
I love that poem and think of it often when I am working on silk ribbon embroidery ~ and that beautiful sunrise is compliments of my sister. Early one February morning while on my way to her home, these glorious ribbons of color were rippling across the sky. I didn't have my camera with me, so when I got to her house, she said she had been watching it from her back porch and took several pictures and had emailed them to me.
This week I'm working as much as possible on my needlework, getting ready for an arts & crafts festival Saturday. Though I do enjoy designing and making the flowers bloom straight from my ribbon and needle, my heart just doesn't seem to be in it this year as before. The past several months of dealing with the passing of my Mom and the illness of one of my sisters seems to have taken a toll on my creative drive and is part of the reason I'll be taking a break from work for a few months. I'll be taking time for my family and myself and hope to come back late summer refreshed, rejuvinated, and ready to create and work again. I will continue with my blog, so be sure to check in or email me ~ I enjoy hearing from all the wonderful people I've met while blogging. You may also use the Feedblitz at top left or the Atom link at the bottom of the page to subscribe to be notified of new posts. Thank you for visiting with me
have a beautifully blessed day.
(above: past needleworks I have done)