I've been practicing stitching on gauze-like fabrics (I'll be taking Karen Ruane's class in May and this is one of techniques I really like, so I decided to practice a little in advance.
Stitched a grid onto the fabric, cut a square out of the muslin, and attached the grid. Then some feather stitching on top. You can see right through the sheer gauze. Does it look like a window to you? It does to me, so I decided to use "open"as the word for this flag. Open a window, let in some fresh air.
I've stitched on three of these pieces so far and will be doing more--maybe today. The other two are more lacy, and at least one, would be great for costuming a doll.
However, the creative steam may be running out. Not the steam for experimenting, but the ideas of what to do with the randomly stitched and fabric-resist cloth. What to do with them? They are currently joining all of the other pieces that I loved making, but find myself at a loss when considering the next step... of using them in some way.
The door to my storage cabinet is covered with stitched and eco dyed cloth of various sizes. Some have been there for about 6 months. They still please my eye, but are waiting for inspiration.
Rain yesterday, lots of it. After checking the fountain this morning, it became evident that a lot more bailing will need to be done (Murphy's Law), but since it is fresh rain water, I should be able to use it for eco dyeing. Except...I'm feeling really lazy and unmotivated today and may retreat to my reading chair with a book. :)