Monday, June 01, 2020

Love Lives Here

I feel like I should acknowledge the fire this time, but I don't know what to say. I've been thinking a lot about the unrest in Los Angeles in 1992. (I wrote about that here.) In some ways this is so much the same. But in some small ways it feels different. This time, I've seen white people acknowledging systemic racism publicly, that Nike commercial, the cops speaking out against other cops... But will this lead to us crawling out from the depths of racism? Will we right past wrongs? Demilitarize the police? Reweave the fabric of our society? I hope so, and I will do what I can to contribute to a new America.

As you can see from my latest finish, Love Lives Here, a freebie from Lizzie*Kate, I have not started a pandemic stitch. This piece was started for the 2015 Ultimate January Challenge. It is almost done, there's supposed to be a bird on the roof. I've ordered a couple of JABCO bird buttons to use instead.
I've also been working on the Deruta biscornu from Giulia Punti Antichi. This is very close to being done but I ran out of that orange color (GAST orange marmalade). I found another skein in a project bag but it's slightly different. At least I had the foresight to leave some unstitched areas around the whole piece so the new skein will blend in.

Maybe I'm learning a lesson, but I'm not making any promises about what I'm stitching next!


Robin in Virginia said...

Your LK piece looks good. I think adding a bird button is just the ticket. Your biscornu piece is also looking good, Nikki. I look forward to seeing what you pick next to work on. Happy June!

Clare-Aimetu said...

I'm very glad you messaged me about the flower as I have now discovered your blog. It's awful watching the news from America, your LK piece is perfect and a button bird will be just right. The biscornu looks so colourful, good luck with the finishing.

Julie said...

A button bird will finish off the LK perfectly.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I feel your pain. As someone who lived through the Reagan/Thatcher years I never thought we would see anything worse.

On a happier note, your L*K looks great and a little bird would be perfect!
Nice work on allowing for a new skein of thread too.

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