Honestly, I had hoped for some grand finale on day 30. But frankly, it's just not possible. Family is coming to town and I have two weeks to move into our new house. I really need to get packing, gathering, sorting, and cleaning. But after all this DOing, I thought that I should give props to just BEing.
Sometimes, I find the best moments are when I'm just being.
My "Be" necklace.
Excited to get my new metal stamp letters. I think these will be engraving all sorts of items in the next few months.
But for now I'll just wear my necklace, have a glass of wine, and watch the thunderstorm outside.
Here's how the hat began. A fine hat. Bought at a store with purposeful yet not useful patches and other silly elements.
I was not as happy as I thought I would be with this hat.
Then, on Saturday, I went to the garden. Between rows of asparagus and potatoes, I looked down. There in the dirt lay a full bird's wing. The rest of the bird was gone, but the full wing lay before me. It was so beautiful I couldn't take my eyes off it. I felt such a connection to this wing.
The more I examined it, the more I felt drawn to it.
And I realized that was just what I needed.
I needed a connection to the birds, some strength from Mercury.
I decided to stitch a wing onto my hat to bring me speed and the freedom of wind.
You know I need it in my running endeavors.
First, I took off a band around the front and some little patches, including a plaid patch. Plaid, is not for me, unless we're talking about my flannel pajamas, age 10.
I began my stitching by outlining the wing. I used my free-motion stitch foot to go all directions and follow the marked outlines I had drawn.
Then, I stitched in the feathers on the far side of the wing. Again, I used my free motion foot.
I outlined all the feathers on three sections of the wing.
Then, I set my machine to a zig-zag stitch and using my regular food began zig-zagging to create some heavier shadows on the wing.
Here is my finished wing. I am bound to run faster now that I have Mercury on my side!