The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012


I've been having this compelling feeling to do some stitching recently - just like that sudden, "I want to learn to make granny squares" that led me to crocheting! There's a lot to write about in the experience - the places my resistance lives, the disconnect between my creative impulse and my taste. But in the midst of all that is the pure pleasure I get from sitting down in front of a movie and stitching. It's like doodling with thread. I spent hours this weekend just learning stitch after stitch with the help of Colorful Stitchery: 65 Hot Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home and enjoyed every minute.



This month's dreamboard - feels very different to me than my usual ones, almost exclusively black and white and lots of big pictures. Maybe it's time for a clear slate & big picture view?



I totally went through the "Ringer" yesterday! Oh to have a lazy day and watch a gazillion episodes of a crazy show like this one in a row. A lazy TV rollercoaster ride that I really needed. Totally entertaining. What a blast! 


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I love how we've been dreamboarding long enough that we can see when things feel different. There's such a sense of focus, determination and style in your dreamboard. You know, I think 'style' is always on your dreamboard! May all of your dreams come true.

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, you are totally inspiring me to consider picking up embroidery. I love it, it looks so lovely and sounds fascinating! I have always wanted to customize my clothes. Did you need that wooden circle thingy to do that? LOL. Yup, I know nothing.

Shannon, I agree, it feels like a new beginning dreamboard with some mystery in there. Fascinating!

I was a lazy bum yesterday. It was heaven!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I don't know much either, Suzie, hehe. I'm not using a wooden hoop yet. Right now I'm learning using a piece of clothing that was on its way to Value Village. I've been thinking it would be so great do this on the neckline of T-shirts, for example, or at the cuff of a coat.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention that Suzie, that's totally my favourite way to watch TV! I'm so glad you had a lazy Sunday. Here's to more of those!

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, I ordered that stitchery book from my library. Tried to find YouTube videos but they're all using machines or too complicated. Thanks for letting us know about the book!