Slowly, stitches have been gathering on stones in my bowl.
It isn't quick work for me, but I do genuinely enjoy it.
When I stitch a stone I start by picking thread colors that I like. I don't really have an idea of what design is going to be on the stone at first. I let the shape of the stone and the colors I've picked get me started. I'm often surprised by the design when I'm holding the finished stone in my hand. With these organic, not easily-recognizable shapes the whole process is kind of free-form. Like doodling. Like my hands are pulling memories from my mind of what we've seen in nature. A little creative license is applied, of course. Some I like, some I love, and some... I don't. Those I don't are cut open and given another try.
I think this is why these little stones are so interesting to me.
Cat (that's his official name now) is less interested in the stones but fascinated by my dangling lens cap.
Have a wonderful and interesting weekend.