Last night I had a vision of myself as an animal newly released from captivity, flying, twirling, spinning, and flexing almost-forgotten muscles. I haven’t forgotten my daughter Paige, taken from us so brutally and too soon; I mourn her loss every single day. But I am stuck here without her and I am choosing to embrace healing.
For me, that means designing and pushing my limits again. I had an idea for these boot tops–inspiration to do something I’ve never seen before. I wanted these boot tops to look like stained glass, so to better define the “glass” sections I’ve filled each one in with lavender stitching.
You might notice I’ve only taken a photo of one panel. That’s because this takes a really long time and I do not have the attention span or stamina to do all four panels in one day! I’m going to start another boot top now and alternate stitching these and working on the new boot top.
On Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 12:14 PM Lisa Sorrell, cowboy boot maker wrote:
> customboots posted: ” Last night I had a vision of myself as an animal > newly released from captivity, flying, twirling, spinning, and flexing > almost-forgotten muscles. I haven’t forgotten my daughter Paige, taken from > us so brutally and too soon; I mourn her loss every single” >
your stitching brings back memories as i spent thirteen years as a sewing machine mechanic i have spent many hours just sewing on scraps. ald looking at your sewing panels reminded me of that. i to lost my eldest daughter three years ago. im truly sorry. at 78 im just taking up shoe making. patterning is a big learning curve. just now working of modifying my first lasts. i may make new lasts from wood as that has been my medium for years. enjoy your videos and posts
My heartfelt sympathy to you for your loss.
Have fun with shoe making!
Now, THAT’S art! It reminds me of the micro-stippling seen in quilts.
Thank you! I love quilts.
wow, that is a lot of stitching. And very even.