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Archive for February, 2012

Couching

After 28 days in silent retreat, I am feeling better but not yet recovered. I’m still spending 13/24 hours lying down, eyes closed. Unable to stitch, I haven’t kept up with TAST or CQJP.

This vermicelli couching is on a crazy patchwork pillow cover I made some years ago. Usually done with metal threads couched with silk, here I worked it with Kreinik copper metallic braid couched with a single strand of dark blue cotton floss. Can’t get a good photograph because of the metallic thread.

Couching is the stitch of the week for TAST.

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After 30 months of frenetic activity and enormous changes in my life, I am back where I was three years ago–14 to 15 hours a day lying down, in silence (I mean silence) and solitude.

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