June 25th 2012
I am using some of the stones that have been sewn to blue or white backgrounds ( thank -you) to mark the original inside out seam lines. I wanted to provide a path through space to the grounding edge where most of the stones will rest. There is an underlying crayon grid here that I will make more visible, in some way, as well. Because a grid is a safety net.
The next ring of feathers I see as, perhaps, beginning a spiral. I am considering cutting some of them roughly from their backgrounds to make them lighter. But we'll see. I could mend the cut away parts back in in some way, but let's wait till I get there.
I have the stones and feathers numbered on the back. I am wondering whether I should stitch the numbers on the front. Counting is a relaxing thing. Maybe counting feathers or stones instead of sheep could help you sleep.
I remember that I used to be too shy or embarrassed to to do things like this, but I think I will let it go here. In honor of telling the children the truth.:
(Counting your Blessings by Irving Berlin, lyrics slightly altered)