Wednesday, May 19, 2010

having an edge~

"Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape?" Lucy Grealy~ Confusing at first off... but really it is a valid question. Sometimes I feel as if I am on the edge... and not part of the stable center... but,don't we all at times? On the edge of creating... and then not... and then finally stabilizing... stabilizing enough to create... a few little things... forming an edge... a soft edge... but still having a boundary. Am I confusing you? not my intent... my intent is to give the whole a shape... and I think I did... give the whole a shape... at least I hope I did... a hand made,hand quilted pillow... something to take the edge off a hard chair... something to stabilize and make someone feel centered. something that gives the whole a shape. and a handmade woolen needle keep.. with an acorn pincushion... something that may become part of the edge.. film and that leaves me at the edge... of my roll.. {smiles}

38 comments:

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Yes, don't we all, indeed. Timely post, T.

And of course you know I adore that leaf and acorn, right? Really wonderful.

Johnna Riddell said...

you make me smile... and you make me think... and that is you. And I love that. Thank you for this blog...

hugs

angelina said...

i love your quirkiness. i really love that pincushion...REallY.XXXX

Char said...

love these - so creative! the pillow is just gorgeous

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Theresa-I love the innuendo, the wit and intelligence in your words and...Your pictures-as always-are truly stunning in their beauty and simplicity. I really love the "on the edges" metaphor...how the edges shape the whole...so true. In art...and in life. Thanks you so much for this beautiful and though-provoking post.

Stephanie said...

Theresa.....you have such skill with words my friend! I can tell you how thrilled I am when I stop by and see you have updated the blog.
Beautiful metaphorical prose and stunning craft work. I absolutely love the acorn and leaf needle "cozy" :)) You don't sell those do you? If you do...I'd love to buy a few. Let me know.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Christina said...

the whole shape is SO important... and beautiful.
thank you for sharing with us.
; )
i feel at home, when i am here.
xo

Kim Klassen said...

you are so incredibly thought inspiring... and the way your images and words flow.... really just perfect....

love each and every morsel of this post.

xxo, kim

Demoiselle Libellule said...

Your pincushion and the pillow are so lovely and your words always make me think!

kim said...

You are so amazingly multi-talented. You truly inspire me. That acorn!

donna!ee said...

AMEN sister...thank you much for sharing! ;)

Jane said...

love the pillow, love the pin cushion, and of course love you t! Have a great day. oh, and btw...living on the edge is my daily life these days. Hoping to find the center soon.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

lovely handswing...thoughtful words...delightul photography....keeping us on the edge.....

beth said...

i love your thought process....

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

So lovely to see the Red White and Blue as a symbol of beauty and comfort taking the edge off hard places. You are an American Beauty, my friend.

I am so in love with your needle books and this one takes the cake! Before you began sharing yours I had never heard of such a thing.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Beautiful!
I love "on the edge", but don't always like "edgy".

fridica said...

Lovely! I've been thinking forever about making labels for my knitted items...

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Something which exists on the edge absolutely has true relevance to the stable center.

Sarah said...

What a nice edge, not a knife edge, a gentle edginess

sheepish one said...

love the shots you've taken and selected.

the nest said...

I like how your posts cause me to slow down. I love the acorn & oak needle case!

~ from over here on my edge... :)

Ally Johnston said...

I think the world moves so fast that at times we all feel spun slightly off kilter adn therefore away from our stable centre. I love the needle holder. Creating gives us all a sense of being connected no matter what else might be happening.

ELK said...

a very special pin holder..i live on the edge mostly, so i am shaking m head yes~

raining sheep said...

I feel on the edge all the time lately - not a good thing. I love your handmade bits....the pillow is beautiful. I am playing hooky tonight - I am supposed to be working on a paper...instead I am catching up on blogs and leaving very belated comments.

Linda said...

I love this post, it totally had me thinking! Isn't the edge also part of the world around it ... the part that can make us feel connected with the wider world? :)
Lovely cushion and such a lovely needle case. Acorns are one of my favourite things.

nicole said...

Edge is not always comfortable, but necessary to creativity, I believe.

I love your needles and pins leaf/acorn. Such beautiful work as usual.

Sam said...

Ahhhhh.... so much creativity. You are always full of such wonderful ideas Theresa. I love the acorn needle keeper. How cute. And yes...on the edge. Your beautiful words and shots always bring me back from it.... Have a great week Theresa.

Eliza said...

oh, that's just so calming and serene. just makes you want to sew, eh?

Caroline said...

Love this post...you leave me smiling tonight. Lovely photos. xoxo

Rachel said...

Yet gain, you have so eloquently put into words exactly what I have been feeling lately...that I'm on the edge in my knitting, my creativity, my work...my life Now I think about how to center.

ali@skeinsherway said...

You're too cute! And talented! :-)

Kristi said...

Your way with words amazed me and you always seem to find the greatest quotes too! Beautiful!

Pam said...

I like this post; it's made me think and that's always good.
P xx

Eadaoin said...

a beautiful post, i love your gorgeous images! you make the lovliest things, the needle keep in paticular is wonderful :)

Rima said...

That pillow is beautiful! You do great work.

Valerie said...

A place for a pin is a special place indeed. I love how your thoughts unfurl. Lovely....

Nicole said...

not confused! very crafty you are :)

michelle said...

beautiful words, beautiful work xx