Due to a lot of personal issues, I haven't been doing any stitching for quite a while. My original blog is pretty cluttered with the personal issues and I've been thinking for some time about starting a blog devoted just to stitching. So here it is!
I joined the 2008 Bead Journal Project and September is the first month so I'm going to make that my first project. The BJP is a year-long project to create a monthly "journal page" using beads. My pages are going to be heart shapes, approximately 3x4 inches using a poem as the theme for each one.
September's poem is this one from Emily Dickinson:
After great pain, a formal feeling comes -
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs -
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?
The Feet, mechanical, go round -
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought -
A Wooden way
A Quartz contentment, like a stone -
This is the Hour of Lead -
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow -
First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go -
I'm not sure how this is going to translate into a beaded heart but I have the rest of September to get it done!