For a month that usually seems to drag its heels, January has shot past in a blur this year. This is a sign of getting older, right?

When I started the second stitch journal, I was slightly concerned that it would turn out more or less the same as the first one and that there would be no real value in doing it again.

But what do you know? It looks quite different from last year’s. At least, it looks different to me.

January 2023 daily stitching

Same fabric, same threads, same person. Different circumstances perhaps. Different time.

January, detail

This time it’s a book rather than a long scroll, and this year I’m using a different template or layout every month.

January, detail

There are signs of spring outside in the garden, and the light is starting to change. Winter will be packing its bags and moving on. There is a pun here about seeing the back of winter and showing the back of January’s stitching. Of course I wouldn’t fall into that trap, would I?

Seeing the back of winter

Author: Karen

Textile and mixed media artist

8 thoughts on “January”

  1. Still lots of winter left for me. Any creative endeavor, when repeated, will turn out differently. We grow and evolve as creative souls. Bernie

  2. well, I guess you won’t be surprised to learn that I was especially taken by the beautiful purple herringbone stitches

  3. “No (wo)man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and (s)he is not the same (wo)man” Heraclitus. Slightly modified but… Looking forward to your new layouts too.

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