Thursday, March 3, 2016

Butterfly Colors for March! 'Slow Stitch' good read...

March butterfly on my 2016 calendar, color inspiration.

'Slow Stitch' by Claire Wellesley-Smith, I'm still reading & soaking it in.

March is here and we're due for rain, that's a good thing.
My calendar's March butterfly is full of color ideas, the butterfly itself and the background too.
I'm linking up with Ann at Fret Not Yourself blog.
with her Kaleidoscope of Butterflies, celebrating butterflies!
The book 'Slow Stitch' is full of beautiful work. There are examples of stitch and patchwork with organic dyes, vintage textiles and threads. A quote from Claire's book, 'Faster is not necessarily better.' I'm liking that quote so much!
Have you ever thought of what or who is behind our culture's huge fixation on 'faster, faster!'
A lot of the pressure is from the sales forces of the huge mega corporations of course, wanting us to buy more, more. Spend more, more and then what? That'll make us happy? Sometimes it's good to relax and think about, 'Why am I doing this, why am I living like this?'
Spending a thoughtful morning here. 
Life is good.


  1. What a great place to get inspired. Calendars have glorious photos. Have you checked out Lisa Boni's blog, ivoryblushroses? I think you two have similar tastes. Thanks for linking with our Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.

    1. Yes, Lisa Boni's blog looks like fun, thanks for sharing!

  2. I bought that book for myself as a Christmas gift. I'm waiting for summer so I can try dyeing some muslin and threads from some of my garden plants!

    1. I've already tried coffee grounds on some embroidery thread to mellow out the color, good results. I like your plan to use garden plants for dyeing, that's next on my list.

  3. This book is on my wish list but plan on seeing if our local library has a copy for more instant gratification. It sounds like an interesting read.