Rope of chain stitch

When I finished Spanish Eyes, I was adrift, not sure what to work on next. So many ideas for projects, but I had the hardest time focusing and starting something new.

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I dug through my portfolio and found this stitched watercolor piece that I'd started a while back but got distracted from. I can't remember by what.

But I'm pleased to have something so repetitive and simple to work on right now. Just ropes of luminous chain stitch, in No. 5 pearl cotton, over a gray and black, bark-like, painted background. 

Sometimes, simplicity is a relief.

Many changes coming to my life in the next few months. I appreciate the stability in my creative practice at this moment.