Friday, November 25, 2011


 beverly gordon: textiles: the whole story
this book is stretching my thinking from the prosiac everyday 
to really seeing where this textile thing
where it comes from for me.
(my mother's birth name was weaver)
 and then i noticed a little thing
 stitches on the cover
 india flint: second skin
and this lovely book
yep also stitches on the cover
which sent me to my sketchbook
so i could play with threads
and then i noticed my shirt
waffle weave linen
flax shirt, beginning to go
but next it becomes paper
 i'm the second owner
and then i got back to thinking about books
those stitches WERE on books
me: spring walk
where a book may go
following the stitch
hellos going out to all the saggitarians 
like me, celebrating their births
thanks, jean
(even though i can't get it turned round right)


Manya Maratou said...

your book-looks like vellum-wonderful colour
may there be long paths of stitches! happy birthday :-)

Velma said...

manya, it is dyed vellum, with shifu pages, and thank you!

deanna7trees said...

stitches...what a great invention. and we can invent it over and over again. have a great day.

Velma said...

deanna, you MUST read beverly's book!

deanna7trees said...

i will do that.

iNd!@nA said...

And remember that one of the best stitches - running stitch - is so very Sagittarian ....just keeps on running and won't be fenced in


ronnie said...

the stitch makes such and interesting line.... so tactile and speaking of the feminine ..... I love your vellum covered book and its little stitches

hope you've had a wonderful birthday.... xxxx

Anonymous said...

best wishes for happy days, always stitched with love and laughter. the book is fantastic, we need to see an inside view.

Velma said...

india, no fences!!
ronnie, thankyou much
jean, thanks and i will do so!

neki desu said...

happy stitch-atron in the north country for you:)

Velma said...

india, no fences that CAN'T be jumped, that is.
neki, thanks

Deb G said...

Your book looks like it could hold many, many ideas and things. :) Happy Birthday!

Velma said...

thnaks, deb

kathyd said...

happy birthday ! you are in good company .

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