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Monday, November 17, 2014

White Cloth # 2 - progress report

Today I put the last stitch into the front of my White Cloth #2 project.  I began work on it just about a year ago so it's been a long haul to get to this point.  I still have the backing and some further embellishment for the edges before I can call it complete, but at least this part is done.  Unless, of course, I decide to add anything else at the last minute!!  I'll show you a couple of pictures today and follow up with some more tomorrow.

For those of you who don't know, this cloth was created with the guidance of Karen Ruane's online class.   Thank you Karen for the inspiration and help along the way!

The 'fodder' for this cloth was mostly vintage family treasures from multi-generations of my family, as well as those of my daughter-in-love (this cloth is a gift for her and our #1 son). 

I recently succumbed  and ordered the new 'Man Against Machine' record by Garth Brooks, who has been one of my favourite performers over the years.  As always, he doesn't disappoint.   He's a story teller through his music and I'm not afraid to say that sometimes his songs have the ability to bring me to tears.  He did a song (and video) a number of years ago called 'Standing Outside The Fire' and every single time I saw the video I cried (still do).  Well, this new record did it to me again.  Twice.  Sigh.  I'm such a wuss!  

So, just because I can, today the quote is from one of the songs on the album (song is called 'People Loving People")...."People loving people, that's the enemy of everything that's evil"


  1. This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the texture the lace adds and that you made parts 3 dimensional. Your daughter-in-love and your son will be receiving quite a treasure of an heirloom. Lovely!

  2. nice to see a bit more of your cloth here. it is just stunning.

  3. Oh MA!
    sniff sniff
    just came from watching Garth Brooks "Standing Outside the Fire" video and it went straight to my he♥rt!
    Makes me want to hear more from that "In Pieces" album...tfs!
    What a treasure of gift you are making for your dear ones...full of history and Love!

  4. It's lovely, MA, and I can't wait to see the full reveal! How are you planning to back it?

  5. just move this to the left a little and then my dribble won't land on it...sigh


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