Saturday, July 15, 2017

ByeBye 365

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese ~ Ace of Swords

With the Aces we have the complete potential of the suit unknown. Loss and gain, pain and healing, action and inaction, remembrance and forgetting.

I'm reminded by this card, this last week I've been doing clean-up for the 365 quilt, nothing left but the hand assembly. Breaking down the scraps, refolding and putting away the larger pieces of fabric.

Scrubbing off the cutting table, cleaning the millions of thread ends from everywhere, emptying the ort jar, giving the sewing machine a good going over and new needle, running the vacuum, washing the ironing board cover, cleaning the iron soleplate, rolling the lint roller over the working wall, putting a new rotary cutter blade in, filling bobbins...

All of this ending makes room for the beginning Ace, a recycled shirts quilt. Deboning the  clean shirts of their seams buttons pockets, collars, cuffs (Goodwill Outlet Store dollar a pound). Neatly folded into color families, pulling back out the shades I want (blue orange yellow black) starching cutting...
Every ending is a beginning, just the way I like it.

4 comments:

  1. Well done you for creating space for a new beginning. Reminds me of what Barry the card reader told me in summer 'finish what you've started' so you can do something new. I am trying - finished three thesis chapters/research papers now. I think my problem in the past was having 8 chapters/patchworks on the go at once so far too many threads. You have given me a good metaphor for completing five half done pieces.

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    1. Git along little doggy!! You go girlfriend.
      Great job

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  2. You have some of the coolest, most creative ideas. And unlike many, you generally follow through on them.

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