A truer red

This first red square was more rusty than red …

But Acey’s next prompt seemed to call for a truer red, so I looked in my cloth stash and found not one, but three …

Each one by itself looked to be a “true” red, but put together they sorted themselves into light, medium and dark.

As I stitched, I recalled the wonky log cabin blocks that I put together for P’s coverlet. It seemed like a good way to go …

so I did …

And I don’t know where it will end up, but then again, neither do I have any planned “use” for this …

except to simply be in the moment with it.

20 thoughts on “A truer red

    1. I miss thrift store shopping … but I confess to having an inordinate stash of linen shirts and blouses to draw on (although some of my best thrift store finds made their way into our clothes closet instead)

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  1. Oh these reds are beautiful; and I love the wobbles. Somehow they add even more life and vibrancy to what is already harmoniously alive. Wonderful colours and as ever, stunning stunning stitching. I would love to come visit and sit and stitch with you just to work out how to do such beautiful stitching.

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    1. how wonderful it would be to sit together and stitch … at least we get to see you and Barry in the video clip about your letterpress printmaking …

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  2. I love that these exercises spoke to you as strongly as they have. I smile each time I’m able to inspire you because you go your own way with such things in a way that’s enormously inspiring. the giving of that self-imperative. I also think the way you contained ‘stability’ energy by way of also speaking the skews in involved with creating somebody stable in the midst of instability. I looked at the image and nodded happily at the Liz-ness of it all.

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    1. Liz-ness was a long-ago name given to me by a good friend in high school … what a kick to see it reappear so many years later … ha!

      anyway, whether because of my lack of hearing or just how my inner logic works, I usually get side-tracked during classes or workshops … even recipes, come to think of it. My mind latches on to something and goes where it will … totally oblivious of whatever direction has been given

      thus it was that I read Grace’s thoughtful post
      https://windthread.typepad.com/windthread/2020/11/my-entry-13.html
      and smiled ruefully … off-track again, but happily so

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  3. Hi LA – looks like the power of red is leading you in its direction – enjoyable to follow the lead. Go well. B

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    1. several wash cycles in I am realizing how much thinner the thrifted linen is … so I’m now considering two layers for a future trial

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