Pretend I blocked this

I sewed a hand grenade for you.
I sewed a hand grenade for you.

I have been a bit lost since I finished my Promise of Pills series.  It didn’t help that we moved across the country to a place I didn’t want to go.  (The Air Force gave us orders to England and cancelled them.  They replaced England with Oklahoma–I cried for 3 days.)  The truth of my life right now is that the military has a tremendous influence on my happiness.  I didn’t enlist, but my job, my children, my depression, my address, my almost-everything is dictated by the US Armed Forces.  My truest art comes from this experience. 

Every time I stitch a military-themed picture, I’m taking back my control.  I’m trying to claim my own honor and dignity for the sacrifices I make.  I don’t get medals for campaigns, but I live my life to help David achieve his.  I do this gladly, but I’m frickin’ ready to sew my own damn badge of honor!

Anyway, please pretend I mounted this on the canvas and that I took a decent picture of it.  I’ve got a lot of stitching to do right now and I can’t wait to share it.  My newest joy is hand spinning my own wool floss. 

hand grenade embroidered with cotton and wool
hand grenade embroidered with cotton and wool
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One thought on “Pretend I blocked this

  1. I’m a spinner too and I’ve wondered about spinning for embroidery. What number of plies do you use? Any tips or tricks to share? Thanks! Love the hand grenade!

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