Summer has been rocketing along in a mess of work, friends, art, and the ever-expanding realm of adult responsibilities. Last week I made two experiments in the realm of embroidery, taking advantage of the massive amount of embroidery floss I've acquired in ways mysterious to even me.
The first project was a birthday present for my dear friend Erica, who has taught me a lot about what it means to be a part of a community and helped me to grow more in sync with the world around me. This one was a free hand design, using the back stitch and a smattering of the french knot stich.
This second one is the counselor appreciation cape from my work, which I was honored to receive last Friday. Since I was visiting family that weekend, I had a lot of time on public transportation to work on a badge that is a combination of the Tech Museum and Galileo logos.
I've found embroidering to be a relaxing and meditative exercise. Got to get back to my other projects, though!