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01 July 2013

Drawing Challenge :: Time Travel









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Time travels back and forth and stands still.

My Grandmothers things.....things that I inherited when she passed away...............I take them out of their protective layers and carefully unfold the napkin she didnt carefully fold.....to touch the stitches that she knitted..........for who?...............for whom its nots clear...but delicate fine complex threads brought together.............unfinished business but still kept and not unraveled.


Wooden reels of cotton on a length of wire.........................shaped and bent...........by Grandfathers hands and tools..........bright colours............as bright as seen by my Grandmothers own eyes................connections made.............threads and embroideries......no longer in use............doiley protection between surface and vase.....................and here a project never started.........the mat waits patiently for the thread to be added...............suspended in time...............and time becomes reflections mixed.......vivid and vague...........its a scent mingled with image.


This weeks challenge is hosted by our clever Sabine aka MissHerzfrischs such a clever theme of time travels. If you are curious to see how others have interpreted this theme I suggest when you are finished here you pop over to Sabine's blog and follow the links.

Have a good week

Helen x

Links
original post on my Grandmothers craft



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12 comments:

mano said...

a very touching post - wonderful things you covet!! I think the same, those are really treasures!

Susan Christensen said...

I agree with Mano, I am touched by the 'vivid and vague' of this post, which conjures up memories of my own Grandmother, passed away years ago now.
Thank you, Helen.
-sus

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i love the description in your second paragraph, talking of probable uses, and then not used.
yet.
the treads look so inviting too...
n♥

Cindi said...

My grandmother was a seamstress, and also left behind some lovely wooden spools of thread (not as pretty as yours), an odd piece of fabric or two, a dainty measuring tape and a hunk of beeswax as treasures for a next generation. Somehow they ended up in my care.

This post very much evokes memories of her, and makes me imagine her hands working patiently at her creations.

I love how you've created such a colorful and touching collage of your grandmother's things. A wonderful post!

Kristen Donegan said...

Such an art so many Grandmothers leave behind- that of sewing/knitting/etc- mine as well...like a thread that connects us to them- such a heart felt post :)

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful form of time traveling! i loved imagining your grandmother and the things she made.

objects of whimsy said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments I knew that you would connect with and covet my little reminders of my Gran. Its amazes me the depth to which we can get to know each other through these blogs it really is quite remarkable since it is really through conveying our minds that we project ourselves defying time and distance to connect with others.

:)

Sharon Wagner said...

If I leave thread out it travels down my cat's throat. Unfortunately.

Patrice A. said...

HELEN!

how are you?
and
are you in for some drawing?
i am the host this week

love
Patrice A.
x

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

hello time traveler!
i've been wondering how you are, and whether you've moved house?
and whether you're awfully busy?
how are you, helen?

i'm on a mission myself...
our new drawing challenge theme is up and we'd love to have you!
pretty please?
;)))
n♥

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

my darling....
how aaaaaaaaaaaaaare you?
please come back to us...!
n♥

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

can't help it...
i keep popping up, like a devil from its box. a tasmanian... ;)))
love to you and...

... here to invite you to come and play next weekend, over at mine's.
cheerio, and enjoy this week...
n♥