I first stitched bugs in 98”.
I am spending my days making an environmental installation. For the installation I work in the dark with an Led Light making shadows. I am bending, twisting and stitching wire into wild bees. I first stitched bugs in 98”.
As I age I am amazed at how life circles back……….
Raising kids takes a lot of patience... waiting in carpools, doctor offices, soccer lessons... stitching was my therapy. I am not naturally patient. I don’t have the patience for a microwave. Stitching Kept me a sane happy mom. I took my stitching everywhere. In '98 I stitched this simple piece to be made into a bug belt for my daughter Sage Marie, whom I affectionately called sage Marie Bumblebee. I think 'bumblebee' was printed on her soccer jersey. I have no idea why I never finished the bug belt (but I think it must be because I moved twice in '98). It all works out - with just a few more inches added to save the '♥️mom '98'.
She can wear it for ever. It is funny how life circles back!
Back to my hive.