A have an update on my Medieval Hearts project by Keslyn's.
This piece uses one variegated silk and a rainbow treasure braid on a gorgeous linen.
While I put a few stitches in tonight trying to calm from a very frantic and week I realized the beautiful linen with its yellows, and hints of grey and orange was reminding me of this weeks horror. It's the colours of fire...
I live two cities south of the wildfire in Fort McMurray that has ravaged the small city and burnt down 1000+ homes. As many of you may have seen this fire is beyond imagination... While the pictures and stories are shocking the behind the scenes work by so many is just as incredible.
I'm not directly involved or affected ... And yet I know this fire will be part of my life in some way for years to come as its in my own province. Parts of my life, like my day job with the government (including co-workers who were evacuated) and my volunteering with the local SPCA, will involve responding to this disaster for a very long time. Much longer than the massive floods in my own city in 2013. As this disaster means for so many there isn't even a home to return to.
And so while I carved out some time to stitch and try to gain some calm and composure my own piece reminds me nonetheless.
It's bizarre how totally unrelated things in the world are connected by our subconscious minds.
As piece is coming together, I'm seeing it perhaps being used to raise money in some way for the disaster relief...