Friday, July 05, 2024


(Above:  Mandala CLXXXVII.  Custom framed: 24 1/4" x 24 1/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a utilitarian wool quilt. Objects include: A circular chess board; silver Mardi Gras doubloons/coins; assorted bottle caps; and beads. Click on any image to enlarge.)

Before going to Martha's Vineyard, I finished stitching this piece but didn't get it mounted and framed.  Until it was framed, I really couldn't hang it properly for photography.  Thankfully, I'm starting to get caught up.

(Above:  Dismantling the broken foosball table.)

This piece resulted from a five dollar mercy purchase at the thrift store in Central, South Carolina.  The foosball table was broken.  Some of the metal rods were bent.  Foreign objects were stuck in the ball returns. There was no playing ball. The thing was about to be hauled to the dump but I "saved" it.  Then, I had a great time taking it apart.  All I wanted was the figures.  Steve and I did haul the rest to the dump but at least parts became ART!

(Above:  Detail of Mandala CLXXXVII.)

Stitching this piece was fast and fun.  It is also the first time I've used bottle caps instead of buttons along the perimeter.  Perhaps I'll do it again because it really is effective!

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