Page From The History Of My History
This piece had long since gotten buried, maybe because I'd grown weary of making all those stitches that never seemed to end, but I was delighted to meet up with it again yesterday....a long lost friend. I spent a fair amount of time today adding more stitching....until I announced it finished! I thought for a time it was named Page From The Book of Lost Love Letters, but only in posting it here have I realized that it is called Page From The History of My History.
Page From The Story Of The Three Buttons
This green and cream colored piece of decorative paper has been resurfacing in my pile of paper scraps for a few years now. I had dipped it in beeswax some time ago and had never quite known what to do with it. Today when I picked it up I knew exactly what to do....at least to start. I found that a little sheet of Japanese paper dipped in beeswax does not have to remain pristine, but in fact, when crumpled, it reveals drawing marks that are quite amazingly beautiful. This little piece was crumpled and attached with the button and countless, random and overlapping stitches in subtle colors, of pink, green, yellow and cream. Despite it's title as a page from The Story of The Three Buttons, this little piece only has one button. I had three ready to go and then understood that I was not to actually USE three buttons....you see, this page appears at the very beginning of the story, say page 7, and I don't believe the second and third buttons appear until pages 52 and 76, respectively! I just do what I'm told....
So, more fun for me tomorrow! I'm very much looking forward to my field trip to Omaha, where I will spend as long as I please at the Jackson Street Bookstore, perhaps the best used bookstore I've ever had the pleasure to frequent. There are so many books just in the literature section that they're wedged in and sit in piles on the floor...but that's only where I'll start....so many winding paths to other sections, so many books to peruse. I can't wait! No place to be, no deadlines...total bliss! See you fine folks on Monday...have a wonderful weekend.