Just a little month-long project, cross-stitching this coffee scene.
I feel called to move onto the next phase of this art project, but I need a little more time to ruminate on the quilting I have in mind.
Here we go from start to finish:
While stitching, some things I enjoyed …
- The film “Farewell, My Queen“. GORGEOUS embroidery caught on film. And an early European coffee set featured. Basically any time Diane Kruger stars in a movie, she’ll be shot with bohemian embroidery and a French press.
- Reading about tea leaf and coffee ground symbol interpretation, aka tasseography.
- Absolutely incredible outfits in “Summer of Soul.” Do I even need to state that the music is incredible too?
- This documentary about Don Cherry — featuring his wife, fabric artist Moki Cherry. Fabric art is my favorite art! (And again, INCREDIBLE music)
- I spent many, many hours stitching away to an epic audiobook of a long honking bio of poet and playwright Goethe. I picked this long listen in the doldrums of February, dreaming: When I finish this it will be April. How GOOD does that sound — April?!