in my fabric bin, i found a piece of scrap fabric onto which i had embroidered the outline of a horse. i did it SO long ago. (way back here.) well today i sewed it onto a tote:
i'm not really into embellishment on my clothing or accessories, so this isnt something i'd usually do. but what the heck; it's better than leaving the pretty pony sitting in my fabric bin. it's a new tony pote. (sorry, that's an inside joke. one that wasn't really that inside (pony tote = tony pote), and really wasnt that funny. but it was.)
anyways, also horse-related is this new piece that i stitched up last night:
bring on the dancing horses is a song by echo & the bunnymen. (youtube video link here. you should watch it; it's totally weird as to be expected from a video released in 1985 - but there are brilliant bits to it; like ian mcculloch's hair and make-up! yowsers!) the song was on the pretty in pink soundtrack, which is SUCH a good one. i've listened to it a WHOLE lot. i'm listening to it now. check out that track-listing! amazing.
so - i don't know if there's some deep meaning behind the line, "bring on the dancing horses," but it's always struck me in some way that i feel good about. isolated, it evokes sort of a dreamy, fantastical image for me - but also, at the same time, i read something cynical in it.... but that's probably just me, and the way it's always sounded to me... wondrous, but simultaneously cutting...
and, also while on the subject of horses - i've got to admit; i'm worried about coming off as a one-trick pony with these stitched quotes.... should i be worried about that? certainly i know that i have done and continue to do a whole lot more, including stitching in a lot of other different styles. but i keep doing these quotes stitched in this font! but really, i do it because they're still getting such good reactions from people. i get regular requests for custom jobs of quotes done in this style. i even get requests to do pieces/quotes that are in my shop in other styles to be done in my cursive font in the round hoops. and, while i love using different colors, white on black is still, by far, the most popular. so it's okay to keep on coming up with new works in this style right? sorry. had to get that out - now you know that i'm thinking of it at least....
okay - workday's over for now. now i'm gonna whip up some more ice cream! two batches in the works; rosemary with lemon zest, and honey lavender. (and the rosemary, lemon, and lavender all come from the yard - although the lavender was harvested in the fall!)
have a great weekend!