A light in the darkness

The central square of ‘Metamorphosis’ (formerly known as the crone cloth):

Silk shapes, hand-dyed by Heike, stitched to wool batting.

Not consciously intentional in the composition stage, but I like the way there are lighter areas among the darker ones. It reminds me of a line from The Sound of Music: ‘When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.’ While not being a Christian or embracing the idea of a Lord, I do like those words. And because this is a cloth about endings and beginnings, it seems natural that light should give way to darkness and vice versa.

Brief update on the neuralgia situation: turns out it was a nerve dying, which is quite as painful as it sounds.ย  The affected molar is being extracted tomorrow, so I may be out of action for a day or two. Looking forward to getting back to normal!

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15 Responses to A light in the darkness

  1. More stunning work ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope all goes well at the dentist tomorrow x

  2. Loralei says:

    I am sorry to hear that you are in such pain, Karen.. My thoughts are with you, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery..

    • Karen Turner says:

      Oh, things could always be much worse! I’ll be just fine. Temporary discomfort, that’s all. At least when it’s out it can’t cause any more trouble!
      Thanks for the good wishes.

  3. Amanda says:

    And the beginning of the end of a bad tooth. May your dentist have small needles and gentle hands.

  4. Chloe says:

    Yargggh! That sounds awful ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hope it all goes well…. I’m really enjoying watching this cloth grow. That yellow sings so beautifully against the blue, and having that extra dash of colour makes a perfect balance. Lovely stuff.

  5. deb says:

    Ouch!! I like Amanda’s sentiments.

  6. serenapotter says:

    hang in there, and may your tooth not.

  7. Rachel says:

    Neuralgia – shudder. Hope the dentist is gentle, and that you recover soon!

  8. Such a soft and subtle transition of colours – like dawn or twilight. Salt water mouthwashes when the tooth comes out. :o)

  9. karen says:

    oh poor you…hope it’s better soon! Your stitching, as always, is exceedingly beautiful…..

  10. Dot says:

    So sorry to hear about your tooth. You will feel much better once it is out. I hope you feel better very soon. I love your stitching (and Heike’s fabrics are always beautiful).
    Take good care xx

  11. blandina says:

    Your cloth is growing beautifully, I love these Heike fabrics and what you did with them.

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