Where there is sun, there must also be moon, reflecting light but not heat. It is too hot here. I like sunshine, and the sun emerging from behind the clouds really does lift the spirits, but I find heat oppressive. I find it stifling and feel as if I can’t move freely. I can’t stitch much when the weather is like this.
The moon you see here is from the ‘proper’ version of The Moon and the Hare. In the sampler version, the moon and hare were facing the other way, but I prefer the new version. I don’t know whether it’s the natural trajectory of the eye to sweep across a picture from left to right, as if reading, but the moon seems to point the way here. This piece is stitched on an old linen cloth that I dyed. You can see some of the hand-worked edging in this picture:
I have a lot of work in progress at present, which I quite enjoy. I like the freedom that choice brings. I’ve also been working many hours on a large and complex cloth, which I hope to be able to show soon.