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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Small Victories

I actually finished my first sewing project, inspired by fraktur motifs.


For those of you who did not see the first post about this little rabbit trail I’m on, you can read about it here.


I thought I ought to say a few words about how I have enjoyed this new venture. My sister has been encouraging me to write more, and branch out in writing styles. So here I timidly place a little poem inspired by my new hobby. It might say better how my sewing inspired me than comfortable prose. 

~
My stitches are crooked,
like prayers.
Some big and overreaching,
others small and timid.
Some are hastily done,
and others carefully placed.
I am wholehearted,
and I am halfhearted.
But I keep going ahead.
For the more stitches there are
the tighter the seam
between my fabric
and His.
~




So it seems I am delving into quite a few new things as of late! I am still inking and watercoloring—this, of course, is still my first love. Still, it is good for us to stretch ourselves beyond the bounds of our comfort zones. It may not be a prize-winning textile, and my poem not a great piece of literature, but they are both from the heart. I hope it inspires you to take a leap and be adventurous in little ways.


14 comments:

  1. So lovely! Just as your frakturs are :) Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings, Patti

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  2. Beautiful Kelsey . . . the stitching . . the writing, the poem . . . so many talents!
    L

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  3. Thank you ladies for your delightful comments :) I appreciate it!

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  4. Kelsey, I just found your blog today, and I love both your stitching project and your poem! I'll put a link to your blog on my blog so I can follow along. :) Blessings! Debora and New Avenue Crew

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    1. Thank you so much! Your work is lovely as well!

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    2. Thank you, Kelsey! That means a lot to me! :)

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  5. Kelsey. Just beautiful ~ every little bit of it!!

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    1. Thank you-I appreciate the encouragement!

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  6. Wise to listen to your sister. What a beautiful post ... so inspiring.

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  7. I have just seen your FB page because our friend, Michelle May, "liked" it & the very first thought that entered my mind was "These would make beautiful wool appliqué patterns!" So glad to see you were thinking the same thing!! May I share your poem with my stitching friends?? Absolutely inspiring! Bless you! 🙏🏼

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    1. Thanks so much Maxine! Please do share it-it is meant to be shared. HAppy stitching!

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