knots

today i worked more on the scrying cloth, and as the needle moved steadily, rhythmically – quieting my brain chatter to the point i could hear myself feel – i pondered knots. like most fluent needleworkers, i was taught that the best and finest pieces don’t have knots, that the most skilled and talented needleworkers don’t even knot the end of their thread.

knots.jpg

but most of the time now,
i knot the end of my thread,
simply covering my knots from view
with another piece of cloth
when the piece is finished
because the way i see it: knots are inevitable,
and sometimes necessary.

there was a time when
i did macrame,
tying knots to create
pocketbooks,
and plant holders,
and even a headboard.

there are knots we create as anchors
to grab onto when we feel
about to slip over the edge of the cliff.

there are knots that
hold skin pieces of skin together
so they can merge and heal.
and there are knots that indicate
the desired swelling after a spill or a fall,
letting us know that the body is healing itself.

there are knots that create fishing nets,
attach ski ropes to boats,
and the proverbial knots
that indicate two people’s commitment to each other.

scouts learn to tie knots to pass certain proficiencies,
and i’m here to tell you that
knowing how to tie those knots
is something you never forget
and one of the most valuable things to remember.

then there are the knots felt in the stomach
indicating there’s something needs attention,
that something that needs to be righted and resolved
to untie the knots.

and there are the seemingly inevitable knots
that form in relationships.
knots that aren’t as easy to untangle
as knots in necklaces
because these knots require
two people working together
to remove the knot,
and sometimes one person
yanks hard on their end of the rope,
making the knot tight and firm,
wanting the knot to provide separation
– at least for a while.
and until both people are ready,
the knot remains.

78 Comments

  1. Fran

    I’m so glad you’re stitching again. I know it brings you peace. I look forward to watching this piece develop! xo, Fran
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..One World One Heart Giveaway 2010 =-.

    • Susan Reep

      Gosh, this was wonderful. Love the description of all the knots. And sometimes, things can be knotty. Last few lines were poignant.

      • whollyjeanne

        thanks, susan. maybe it’s a sign of age – whatever it’s a sign of, i do realize that knots are part of life.

    • whollyjeanne

      you know me well, fran. i pick up cloth and my whole body exhales. always a day brightener just seeing your name appear. xo
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  2. TheWordWire

    Wow, you have a beautiful way of describing things. This makes me want to find and untangle the knots in my relationships. Seriously — I can’t wait to give a certain someone a hug.
    .-= TheWordWire´s last blog ..Wanderlust Sunday: Home of the Saints =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      oh good, sugar. give ’em a great big ole’ hug. and consider yourself hugged from here. i just can’t wait till you’re back in my neck of the woods again.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  3. emma

    I really, really want to know how the heck anyone can do needlework without tying knots on the end of strings. That utterly fascinates me!

    This is so beautifully written, Jeanne. I love how some knots bring joy and others bring pain. Such is the balance of life.
    .-= emma´s last blog ..What Blogroll? =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      hey, sugar. there’s this trick about delicately running the thread this-a-way then that-a-way, kinda’ like getting a running start. balance of life: yes. yes, indeed. xo
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  4. emma

    I really, really want to know how the heck anyone can do needlework without tying knots on the end of strings. That utterly fascinates me!

    This is so beautifully written, Jeanne. I love how some knots bring joy and others bring pain. Such is the balance of life.
    .-= emma´s last blog ..What Blogroll? =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      hey, sugar. there’s this trick about delicately running the thread this-a-way then that-a-way, kinda’ like getting a running start. balance of life: yes. yes, indeed. xo
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  5. Fran

    I’m so glad you’re stitching again. I know it brings you peace. I look forward to watching this piece develop! xo, Fran
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..One World One Heart Giveaway 2010 =-.

    • Susan Reep

      Gosh, this was wonderful. Love the description of all the knots. And sometimes, things can be knotty. Last few lines were poignant.

      • whollyjeanne

        thanks, susan. maybe it’s a sign of age – whatever it’s a sign of, i do realize that knots are part of life.

    • whollyjeanne

      you know me well, fran. i pick up cloth and my whole body exhales. always a day brightener just seeing your name appear. xo
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  6. TheWordWire

    Wow, you have a beautiful way of describing things. This makes me want to find and untangle the knots in my relationships. Seriously — I can’t wait to give a certain someone a hug.
    .-= TheWordWire´s last blog ..Wanderlust Sunday: Home of the Saints =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      oh good, sugar. give ’em a great big ole’ hug. and consider yourself hugged from here. i just can’t wait till you’re back in my neck of the woods again.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  7. Lindsey

    Love this. My father tied knots growing up, all the various sailing knots, and to this day one of his favorites, a turks head, remains one of my favorite images – it takes a single line and makes it into a woven circle, like a basket without a bottom.
    I have always done needlepoint, and the backs of my canvases are always so ugly, full of unruly knots … I am not one of those elegant needleworkers who can complete a work without any knots, but I know them!
    What a marvelous, supple metaphor. My mind is spinning now.
    Thank you.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, lindsey. you are just precious.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  8. Lindsey

    Love this. My father tied knots growing up, all the various sailing knots, and to this day one of his favorites, a turks head, remains one of my favorite images – it takes a single line and makes it into a woven circle, like a basket without a bottom.
    I have always done needlepoint, and the backs of my canvases are always so ugly, full of unruly knots … I am not one of those elegant needleworkers who can complete a work without any knots, but I know them!
    What a marvelous, supple metaphor. My mind is spinning now.
    Thank you.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, lindsey. you are just precious.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  9. Mama Mary

    Beautiful post Jeanne! Though I know not one thing about the macrame and needlework of which you speak, I know a lot of the other kinds of knots found in life, in our own guts and in relationships. Love this post.
    .-= Mama Mary´s last blog ..time to re-visit the art of love letter rapping =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      well, hey there. our paths haven’t crossed in a while . . . something i intend to change tomorrow. well, actually, today given what time it is. so good to hear from you, and thanks for the kind feedback.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  10. Jennifer Prentice

    Jeanne,
    I love the way you took something so “ordinary” and related it to multiple aspects of our lives. This is a beautiful post.
    .-= Jennifer Prentice´s last blog ..Jane Austen Was Stylish =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, sug. xo times 6. no, times 12.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  11. Julie

    Jeanne. Haven’t done needlework in years. Always had knots. Oh well. No one ever saw them, anyway. I used to love to do it when my babies were small. I can tell you love it, too.
    You have such a beautiful way with words and metaphor. I am captivated by how you wind me around as you move through…it’s like you are leading me through important learning, all the while holding me with the gentle caress that touches through your words.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..The Internet is Alive =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      i love you, julie. and i love that i can say that right out loud. haven’t known you 3 months yet, and already you’re so very special to me.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  12. Julie

    Jeanne. Haven’t done needlework in years. Always had knots. Oh well. No one ever saw them, anyway. I used to love to do it when my babies were small. I can tell you love it, too.
    You have such a beautiful way with words and metaphor. I am captivated by how you wind me around as you move through…it’s like you are leading me through important learning, all the while holding me with the gentle caress that touches through your words.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..The Internet is Alive =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      i love you, julie. and i love that i can say that right out loud. haven’t known you 3 months yet, and already you’re so very special to me.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  13. Amy Oscar

    Beautiful metaphor – reminding me how much I miss the handwork I used to do to untie the knots in my life: The knots in my marriage, the knots of being a mom with two small children and not enough hours in the day, the knots in my heart and soul as I tried, so hard, to be all things to all people and still find room in there for me.

    Thanks for this. Very inspiring.

    • whollyjeanne

      oh, amy, you have had more than your fair share of knots recently with your mother, too. and oh, that knot of trying to be all things to all people and still hang onto at least a glimpse of yourself – now there’s a knot i know far too well. you know, i know from reading – make that savoring – your blog that you have all these knots, but i want you to know how impressed i am that those knots don’t show in your blog posts. always a pleasure.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  14. Amy Oscar

    Beautiful metaphor – reminding me how much I miss the handwork I used to do to untie the knots in my life: The knots in my marriage, the knots of being a mom with two small children and not enough hours in the day, the knots in my heart and soul as I tried, so hard, to be all things to all people and still find room in there for me.

    Thanks for this. Very inspiring.

    • whollyjeanne

      oh, amy, you have had more than your fair share of knots recently with your mother, too. and oh, that knot of trying to be all things to all people and still hang onto at least a glimpse of yourself – now there’s a knot i know far too well. you know, i know from reading – make that savoring – your blog that you have all these knots, but i want you to know how impressed i am that those knots don’t show in your blog posts. always a pleasure.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  15. Ronna Detrick

    I remember being a young girl and feeling/experiencing my mother’s frustration with me as she taught me to sew – on a machine. My abiding rationale: if you can’t see it when it’s all done, it doesn’t matter what it looks like on the backside, or the inside. Though I’m relatively clear that her demand for perfection wasn’t completely helpful, I do see the larger metaphor it perpetuated in my life: as long as things look good on the surface, then what’s going on underneath doesn’t matter…until it does, until everything begins to unravel, until you can’t hold things together anymore.

    Now I’m more of the “let’s reveal everything – upside, downside, inside, and out” ilk. Knots most definitely remain – some more sightly (and useful) than others, but exposed, nonetheless. I’m so grateful for your words, for the imagery you’ve summoned, for the reminder of both beauty and functionality, softness and strength. Thank you. Thank you.
    .-= Ronna Detrick´s last blog ..Broken, maybe; but not silent. =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      EXACTLY, ronna. exactly. my mother didn’t teach me needlework or sewing, but her philosophy was the same: ragged, fraying edges; unruly knots and loose ends are NOT to be seen. like i said to susan, i guess i’ve just reached that magic age where knots are a part of life – a part i am no longer willing to hide.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  16. Ronna Detrick

    I remember being a young girl and feeling/experiencing my mother’s frustration with me as she taught me to sew – on a machine. My abiding rationale: if you can’t see it when it’s all done, it doesn’t matter what it looks like on the backside, or the inside. Though I’m relatively clear that her demand for perfection wasn’t completely helpful, I do see the larger metaphor it perpetuated in my life: as long as things look good on the surface, then what’s going on underneath doesn’t matter…until it does, until everything begins to unravel, until you can’t hold things together anymore.

    Now I’m more of the “let’s reveal everything – upside, downside, inside, and out” ilk. Knots most definitely remain – some more sightly (and useful) than others, but exposed, nonetheless. I’m so grateful for your words, for the imagery you’ve summoned, for the reminder of both beauty and functionality, softness and strength. Thank you. Thank you.
    .-= Ronna Detrick´s last blog ..Broken, maybe; but not silent. =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      EXACTLY, ronna. exactly. my mother didn’t teach me needlework or sewing, but her philosophy was the same: ragged, fraying edges; unruly knots and loose ends are NOT to be seen. like i said to susan, i guess i’ve just reached that magic age where knots are a part of life – a part i am no longer willing to hide.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  17. Alana

    Beautiful. Off to tie and untie a few of my own now.
    .-= Alana´s last blog ..Recommitting =-.

  18. Alana

    Beautiful. Off to tie and untie a few of my own now.
    .-= Alana´s last blog ..Recommitting =-.

  19. Anonymous

    Oh, I really love this Jeanne. Beautiful. I am a quilter (including hand stitching the quilt stitches on most of my quilts) and totally understand the peace that sewing brings.

    What I love most is the imagery that you leave us with here. The image of knots in a relationship is incredible. So true. Both need to be ready to truly work those knots out. And it will take work.

    Thanks for sharing this!
    .-= Shawna Cevraini´s last blog ..My Teacher =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      and thank you for dropping by, shawna. i used to do all those fancy stitches, but there’s just nothing like the ole’ tried-and-true running stitch. knots and all. and now, i’m off to visit your blog where i’m sure i’ll be treated to something special.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  20. Shawna Cevraini

    Oh, I really love this Jeanne. Beautiful. I am a quilter (including hand stitching the quilt stitches on most of my quilts) and totally understand the peace that sewing brings.

    What I love most is the imagery that you leave us with here. The image of knots in a relationship is incredible. So true. Both need to be ready to truly work those knots out. And it will take work.

    Thanks for sharing this!
    .-= Shawna Cevraini´s last blog ..My Teacher =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      and thank you for dropping by, shawna. i used to do all those fancy stitches, but there’s just nothing like the ole’ tried-and-true running stitch. knots and all. and now, i’m off to visit your blog where i’m sure i’ll be treated to something special.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  21. Annie Linnea Sherwood

    How great, Jeanne,
    your art piece a metaphor for life’s blockages and
    where to find the flow again.
    It’s really inspiring to me.
    Crafting with cloth, thread and beads,
    such as applique,
    and anything else, is a great feeling of having the
    hands be engaged,
    and where the hand goes the heart can go too.

    On my three year journey, with little or no money,
    I treasured every little object I found that would
    be part of my crafting…
    at one time, my sister sent me her button collection all the way from the States,
    and when it arrived my heart leapt in joy!
    I saved a euro or two to buy a meter of raw cotton,
    and colored felt blocks,
    and away I went! stitching by hand, puppets,
    wall hangings, and a complete teddy bear.
    In those moments pure joy flooded my being.

    Thank you for reminding us, of how knots can dwell in our
    energy,
    and how gently we navegate them,
    accepting the knots as part of the experience,
    thanking the Invisible Realm.

    can’t wait for more of your blog updates….Annie ‘Jewelbeams’
    “The Journey of The Jewel: Passageways Through to the Divine Feminine” being published soon! http://www.Jewelbeams.com

  22. Annie Linnea Sherwood

    How great, Jeanne,
    your art piece a metaphor for life’s blockages and
    where to find the flow again.
    It’s really inspiring to me.
    Crafting with cloth, thread and beads,
    such as applique,
    and anything else, is a great feeling of having the
    hands be engaged,
    and where the hand goes the heart can go too.

    On my three year journey, with little or no money,
    I treasured every little object I found that would
    be part of my crafting…
    at one time, my sister sent me her button collection all the way from the States,
    and when it arrived my heart leapt in joy!
    I saved a euro or two to buy a meter of raw cotton,
    and colored felt blocks,
    and away I went! stitching by hand, puppets,
    wall hangings, and a complete teddy bear.
    In those moments pure joy flooded my being.

    Thank you for reminding us, of how knots can dwell in our
    energy,
    and how gently we navegate them,
    accepting the knots as part of the experience,
    thanking the Invisible Realm.

    can’t wait for more of your blog updates….Annie ‘Jewelbeams’
    “The Journey of The Jewel: Passageways Through to the Divine Feminine” being published soon! http://www.Jewelbeams.com

  23. Annie Linnea Sherwood

    How great, Jeanne,
    your art piece a metaphor for life’s blockages and
    where to find the flow again.
    It’s really inspiring to me.
    Crafting with cloth, thread and beads,
    such as applique,
    and anything else, is a great feeling of having the
    hands be engaged,
    and where the hand goes the heart can go too.

    On my three year journey, with little or no money,
    I treasured every little object I found that would
    be part of my crafting…
    at one time, my sister sent me her button collection all the way from the States,
    and when it arrived my heart leapt in joy!
    I saved a euro or two to buy a meter of raw cotton,
    and colored felt blocks,
    and away I went! stitching by hand, puppets,
    wall hangings, and a complete teddy bear.
    In those moments pure joy flooded my being.

    Thank you for reminding us, of how knots can dwell in our
    energy,
    and how gently we navegate them,
    accepting the knots as part of the experience,
    thanking the Invisible Realm.

    can’t wait for more of your blog updates….Annie http://www.twitter.com/Jewelbeams
    “The Journey of The Jewel: Passageways Through to the Divine Feminine” being published

    • whollyjeanne

      what an eloquent comment – thank you for taking the time to click it out. i was over at your place earlier today, thoroughly enjoying myself. you’re an amazing woman, annie.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  24. Annie Linnea Sherwood

    How great, Jeanne,
    your art piece a metaphor for life’s blockages and
    where to find the flow again.
    It’s really inspiring to me.
    Crafting with cloth, thread and beads,
    such as applique,
    and anything else, is a great feeling of having the
    hands be engaged,
    and where the hand goes the heart can go too.

    On my three year journey, with little or no money,
    I treasured every little object I found that would
    be part of my crafting…
    at one time, my sister sent me her button collection all the way from the States,
    and when it arrived my heart leapt in joy!
    I saved a euro or two to buy a meter of raw cotton,
    and colored felt blocks,
    and away I went! stitching by hand, puppets,
    wall hangings, and a complete teddy bear.
    In those moments pure joy flooded my being.

    Thank you for reminding us, of how knots can dwell in our
    energy,
    and how gently we navegate them,
    accepting the knots as part of the experience,
    thanking the Invisible Realm.

    can’t wait for more of your blog updates….Annie http://www.twitter.com/Jewelbeams
    “The Journey of The Jewel: Passageways Through to the Divine Feminine” being published

    • whollyjeanne

      what an eloquent comment – thank you for taking the time to click it out. i was over at your place earlier today, thoroughly enjoying myself. you’re an amazing woman, annie.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  25. Kathy Loh

    I love this beautiful ode to knots. I’m going to share it with others. I’ve never done this kind of work. I did macrame back when and had the most amazing purse that my friend made for me – all macrame. It was a sight to behold. I love how you let your art inform your heart and your heart inform your art.

    – Kathy

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, kathy. it’s been a while since i did anything with thread and cloth. too long. you’ve nailed it: the art informs my heart, and my heart informs my art. they make a nice couple.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  26. Kathy Loh

    I love this beautiful ode to knots. I’m going to share it with others. I’ve never done this kind of work. I did macrame back when and had the most amazing purse that my friend made for me – all macrame. It was a sight to behold. I love how you let your art inform your heart and your heart inform your art.

    – Kathy

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, kathy. it’s been a while since i did anything with thread and cloth. too long. you’ve nailed it: the art informs my heart, and my heart informs my art. they make a nice couple.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  27. Mama Mary

    Beautiful post Jeanne! Though I know not one thing about the macrame and needlework of which you speak, I know a lot of the other kinds of knots found in life, in our own guts and in relationships. Love this post.
    .-= Mama Mary´s last blog ..time to re-visit the art of love letter rapping =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      well, hey there. our paths haven’t crossed in a while . . . something i intend to change tomorrow. well, actually, today given what time it is. so good to hear from you, and thanks for the kind feedback.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  28. Jennifer Prentice

    Jeanne,
    I love the way you took something so “ordinary” and related it to multiple aspects of our lives. This is a beautiful post.
    .-= Jennifer Prentice´s last blog ..Jane Austen Was Stylish =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, sug. xo times 6. no, times 12.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  29. rebecca

    Beautiful post! I am a climber and knots are the first thing you learn. Then, when climbing, you check your knot, have someone else check your knot and climb on. It can be a scary thing to rely on that knot… that one knot… to keep you out of harms way.
    After reading your post I’ll have to ponder it more next time I get on the wall!
    .-= rebecca´s last blog ..One pill makes you larger. And one pill makes you small. =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      very good analogy. and my son is a skydiver, so there are more important knots on which another precious life depends. yep, knots are an inevitable and necessary part of life.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  30. bwlight

    Just a beautiful piece, woven as you are working the cloth. I’m transported, thinking about tangible and intangible knots and I know them all well. You’ve described them all so well.

    As a climber, I couldn’t believe that that rope, those knots were my life!! Knots inrelationships, well, wow ~ who doesn’t know those? And again, those knots are one’s life.

    Exquisite, always a joy to visit.
    .-= bwlight´s last blog ..A “Shawshank” Valentine – Preview of Tomorrow’s Post =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      so you’re a climber, too, miss windshield thinking gal. wow. color me impressed – again.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  31. bwlight

    Just a beautiful piece, woven as you are working the cloth. I’m transported, thinking about tangible and intangible knots and I know them all well. You’ve described them all so well.

    As a climber, I couldn’t believe that that rope, those knots were my life!! Knots inrelationships, well, wow ~ who doesn’t know those? And again, those knots are one’s life.

    Exquisite, always a joy to visit.
    .-= bwlight´s last blog ..A “Shawshank” Valentine – Preview of Tomorrow’s Post =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      so you’re a climber, too, miss windshield thinking gal. wow. color me impressed – again.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  32. rebecca

    Beautiful post! I am a climber and knots are the first thing you learn. Then, when climbing, you check your knot, have someone else check your knot and climb on. It can be a scary thing to rely on that knot… that one knot… to keep you out of harms way.
    After reading your post I’ll have to ponder it more next time I get on the wall!
    .-= rebecca´s last blog ..One pill makes you larger. And one pill makes you small. =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      very good analogy. and my son is a skydiver, so there are more important knots on which another precious life depends. yep, knots are an inevitable and necessary part of life.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  33. olive & hope

    Jeanne I adore you and this post! I am off to ponder my knottiness now 🙂
    .-= olive & hope´s last blog ..The Story of Stepping In. =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      xo. always good to hear from you.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  34. olive & hope

    Jeanne I adore you and this post! I am off to ponder my knottiness now 🙂
    .-= olive & hope´s last blog ..The Story of Stepping In. =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      xo. always good to hear from you.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  35. Bridget

    I love the urgency I feel when I read about the loved one who pulls the knot tight in an attempt to loosen it.
    It makes me think about the agreements we make, consciously, unconsciously, and how knots are neither good nor bad, just knots.
    Love what you do!
    .-= Bridget´s last blog ..How Do I Experience My Feelings without Harming my Loved Ones =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, bridget. i’m enjoying making myself at home at your place, too.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  36. Bridget

    I love the urgency I feel when I read about the loved one who pulls the knot tight in an attempt to loosen it.
    It makes me think about the agreements we make, consciously, unconsciously, and how knots are neither good nor bad, just knots.
    Love what you do!
    .-= Bridget´s last blog ..How Do I Experience My Feelings without Harming my Loved Ones =-.

    • whollyjeanne

      thanks, bridget. i’m enjoying making myself at home at your place, too.
      .-= whollyjeanne´s last blog ..knots =-.

  37. sheila

    I love this piece…the way the meditative quality of sewing gives rise to the symbolic knot as a vehicle to explore…weaved like an Irish monk known for their knots. Also, made me think of how peaceful my mother was when she sewed…she made me a beautiful quilt from my dresses when I was little and also my communion dress…going to see if she still has the dress…sadly she now has Parkinson’s and can’t do any fine motor skills. Thanks I enjoyed this Jeanne!
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Fishegg # 78 Narcissus – Mythology =-.

  38. sheila

    I love this piece…the way the meditative quality of sewing gives rise to the symbolic knot as a vehicle to explore…weaved like an Irish monk known for their knots. Also, made me think of how peaceful my mother was when she sewed…she made me a beautiful quilt from my dresses when I was little and also my communion dress…going to see if she still has the dress…sadly she now has Parkinson’s and can’t do any fine motor skills. Thanks I enjoyed this Jeanne!
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Fishegg # 78 Narcissus – Mythology =-.

  39. Kelly

    Wow! That looks beautiful! How long have you been doing needling work? Looks like that takes a lot of patience and dedication! About how did it take you to do that? Just curious…
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..How to Make a Photography Portfolio =-.

  40. Kelly

    Wow! That looks beautiful! How long have you been doing needling work? Looks like that takes a lot of patience and dedication! About how did it take you to do that? Just curious…
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..How to Make a Photography Portfolio =-.

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