Thursday, September 03, 2009

poetry scarf's

I attended a bead show this weekend along with Kristen and Jenny .
I came home with some amazing stones.
Yesterday I had every intention to make jewelry today for Kim's
Market Soiree
were I will be selling on September 18th.


but somehow my sewing machine whispered my name.

I will fully admit that I spent some hard times with my machine yesterday as thread jams and stitch ripping was occurring much to my dismay that I got the clue and took the time to clean it throughout and oil it and all was well after that.
(sewing tip of the day: when all else fails CLEAN IT!)

I have been making these poetry scarves for almost a year, but they are just so hard to photograph that I have not really shared them...
this one has quoits from one of my favorite author Helen Keller.

"Helen Keller" Poetry Scarf

each one has so much stitching and because of the size its almost imposable to show the details and all the writing.

full view

today I felt very cleaver as I came up with a new way to add a little more movement when wrapped around the neck with panels and flaps.

It Reads:
Once I knew only darkness and stillness...
my life was without past or future...
but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness,
and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

full view of pannel

the second panel reads:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

full view of pannel



My Journey to Hope said...

Your Eden necklace is GORGEOUS! And I love your new word pendant jewelry, too. You're amazing!


artgirly said...

I adore this scarf! Fantastic! Your article and workspace in "where women work" is so much fun! Congratulations!
xo- Nicole

martha brown said...

I am just loving these purpley coloured scarves -- beautiful, Ruth! xox

nina said...


Poetic Artist said...

I do love the scarves..Beautiful.

connie said...

wow...these are so beautiful! I do love how clever you were. attaching the 3 together, very cool.

the helen keller quote is one of my favorites. infact I used it in one of my xmas cards years ago...

it was also so great seeing you and kristen at judy's for dinner.

wonderful scarf!

Denise Felton said...

OMG. The scarf is exquisite! I just put a link to this post on my blog. I hope it brings you a few new fans.