I've been doing a good bit of sewing this week, and I'll show some images in the next day or so of some finished things. But... what has given me as much satisfaction and pleasure as the "actual" sewing is evidenced in the photo above.... the creative re-use of piles of loose ends and clippings.
I fully intend to make something wonderful next year with selvage pieces saved over a period of time... either wonderful for the wall... or else a perfect pillow for my chair... a perfect pillow. But, there are "clippings" and there are "clippings."
A few days ago, as I looked at a pile of clipped threads accumulating near my machine while I was sewing... I saw "these" in them... and so, I followed that... and I'm not sure if I'm grasping at loose threads or if I'm just losing it... but these make me very happy.
Part of me says these are so crazy. Part of me loves them intensely.
And then I realized what they are.... at the core... bird's nests.