Sunday, February 01, 2009
(Above: Grave Rubbing Quilt Series: Darling Sons. Rubbings created with crayon on silk; Appliqued onto vintage linens with crocheted edges. Hand and free-motion machine embroidery. Click on image to enlarge.)
(Above and below: Details from Grave Rubbing Quilt Series: Darling Sons. Click on image to enlarge. Words include: Died in infancy; Blessed; Gentle; Our Darling Sons; Died; Son 1895; Young; Eldest Son; Suffer little children to come unto me; I take this little lamb said he, And lay it in my breast, Protection it shall find in me, In Me be ever blest; and Safe in the Arms of Jesus.)
(Above and below: Details from Grave Rubbing Quilt Series: Darling Sons. Click on image to enlarge.)
I'm almost back to normal...whatever that state of existence is! CYBER FYBER 2 is in the future and new, personal work is being completed. Stitch after stitch I plan for a future, think about potential installations, and dig deep into my hidden ideas in search for excellence.
The grave rubbings I made in Maine are currently my focus for both hand and free-motion machine embroidery. The trip to Savannah and its Bonaventure Cemetery are fueling each running stitch....like the kantha clothes in Indian, I feel a sense of memory, softness, and personal investment. I've started two more pieces in this series too!
(Above: Reverse of Darling Sons. Vintage tablecloth. Click on image to enlarge.)
(Above: Reverse of One Less to Love on Earth. Grave Rubbing Quilt Series. Vintage embroidered guest towel and napkin. I meant to snap and post this image earlier. The post about this piece is here.)
Posted by Susan Lenz at 9:42 PM