"Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew, especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Fawn, 1859
I have had a little sketch in my sketchbook that has developed over the weeks. There is a bit of a surprise that I have for you- something you may not be suspecting- it is what surrounds this industrious young woman. Weeks ago, I came upon an old vintage image- one I will share when this is all finished. It was all I needed to set the wheels in my mind moving - even into the night as colors and imagery kept me from sleep. In the morning, I would look upon my sketch again as I woke up with my morning coffee.
On a side note, I have to say that I love and ADORE the rug-hooking pattern that was featured in Primitive Quilts Spring issue- Tonya Robey of Mad Hen Primitives. Sooooooo......I am hooking it a bit at a time- one lambs-tongue at a time- using scraps of past projects- what do you know? Tonya Robey's pattern includes a cute little lady- my favorite! I am trying to decide if I will hang it or allow it on a floor- I do know one thing- I love the design!!
My 'Needle Work' project should not take long to finish and I think you will be quite surprised when you see the whole thing!
God bless you!