playing with thread

By Rachel Awes on January 3, 2011

over our december holiday time away,
tucked in the north woods of mn,
i played with thread & stitched words into my clothes,
like, love finds me…
& free,
& a butterfly even came to visit πŸ™‚

i’ll include a couple photos of these woods soon,
& extend their branches to you.
all w/love. xox

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  1. Lisa says:

    and freedome
    and family
    and tucked in the woods
    a wonderful place to be!

  2. Love how awake
    and alive and aware
    you are
    to love and butterflies
    and freedom finding you
    out in the north woods!
    Stitching them into
    your clothes
    ….amazingly inspired:):):)

  3. Jennifer says:

    i love. how incredible to wear such powerful words on your clothing.

  4. Cathy Bueti says:

    Happy New Year Rachel! These are all lovely! πŸ™‚

  5. Lisa says:

    Beautiful homemade love.

    (Shared some of your art over the holidays with family and fell in love with it all over again myself!)

  6. S. Etole says:

    and the branches have much to offer ..

  7. Tammie Lee says:

    such a charming idea, I love the way this looks and the messages will go into people in a sweet way. Happy Monday to you~

  8. Julia says:

    You are magic, dear Rachel…sparkly, shimmery magic.

  9. lori vliegen says:

    stitched with precious love……keep enjoying life filled with threads of happiness, sweet rachel!! happy creative new year to you!! xox, :))

  10. ELK says:

    oh snips of cloth and bits of thread .. life simply wonder filled pleasures!!

  11. Lisa says:

    I love word “tattoos”–in all the artistic forms available!

    My words/mantra for this year is “Light Your Own Way”–I made a new Doughnut Dream last night, and will post it soon.

    And my theme song, to make sure these words stay with me, like a song in my heart: “What Light” by Wilco : ) Remember that connection we shared awhile back…?

    Thanks for the light you shine on us with your art and listening wisdom, Rachel.

  12. Brooke says:

    That is so awesome! I love it! You know, you are proof to me that you can feel the Soul through our creations. You inspire me, lighten me, and help me to get in touch with a part of me that is wanting to come out and play. Thank you, deeply! I hope you feel all of those words when you wear your clothes. ‘Love Finds Me’. That is going to stay with me.

  13. Megan Coyle says:

    Wonderful words πŸ™‚

    And a Happy New Year of art and creating to you πŸ™‚

  14. Kolleen says:

    stitchful wonders!

    love it!!


  15. LauraX says:

    such a wonderful way to stitch the words that bring you encouragement into the fabric of your life:)

  16. You’re awesomeness radiates from this computer screen! LOVE this project.

  17. I LOVE THEM so much!!! such a talent you are my friend-you seem to make EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL…

  18. MORE DELICIOUSNESSSSSSSSS!!!! Oh my goodness how Fabulous is this. I love them soooo much. Great creative genius going on here. They are wonderful. More, More, and More please. I really like these a lot Rachel. Show more! Happy New Year to you and yours. I wish you more creativity and Happiness in 2011!

  19. Diana Evans says:

    oh how cool is this!!! wonderful work!!! Happy New Year!!!! I just found your blog….

  20. Jessie says:

    Pretty stitchery! Thank you for sharing your beauty and talents. πŸ™‚ xx

  21. wanda miller says:

    ya’ know, you are just too special for words!
    these are so stupendous, you will never cease to amaze me.
    i love what you notice (my blog, et al) not only listen with those ears of yours, you hear with your eyes and your heart! xoxo

  22. I think this is such a wonderful idea….How comforting to find love words in your clothes when you’ve had a bad day…..I think kids would love this too…I think I will do some for my grandchildren…..Thanks for the idea….You are so inspiring……


  23. chrissy says:

    oh my!!!!
    you KNOW these flew straight into my heart and stayed there right?
    i LOVE this idea.
    when my girls were little i sewed most of their clothes and i ALWAYS stitched fun words…my favorite?
    oh my GOSH!! you are going to die.
    i think i am going to have to go dig it out of storage but you JUST NOW made me think of a little wool jacket i made with BEARS!
    they aren.t hibernating however..
    but the stitching says…”IF YOU GO OUT IN THE WOODS TODAY…”
    oh THANK you for reminding me.
    i am off to the garage.
    i.ll send you an email soon.
    hand over heart in LOVE with you.

  24. i’m late to the party, but i looooooove these! you are so brave – i’d be worried i’d totally ruin my clothing. but you just plow forward, trusting it will all work out just fine. and they’re perfection. love!

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