Indulging in hedonism…

Now, I’d be telling a porky-pie, if I said it had been a brilliant January – sick child, sick dog (when will they learn to use a bucket), leaden skies, snow, ice, more snow and more ice, frozen shower, sick car (amusingly timed trouble with the clutch – great fun on icy roads) – you know – very January.

But – while all that stuff was going on, I was also having a whale of a time with the piece of experimental couching/needlepoint I started at the beginning of December.

This piece has seen me through all the pre-Christmas stressiness, the relaxing time between Christmas and New Year and the grot of the last couple of weeks. I’ve loved every moment! (click on the picture if you want a closer look)


Something about the curviness drew me in completely. As it progressed, it demanded jewel colours and lots of twinkly threads. The day the first red went in, I held my breath, but it was right. So here it is, gaudy, swirly, shamelessly glittery – and I love it.

The only thing it never acquired while I was stitching, was a name.

But then as I thought about it, just one word popped up – hedonism,

Sensual indulgence – the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires), is the highest good and proper aim of human life. (Dictionary)

I think that’s what it wanted…

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Happy stitching.




10 thoughts on “Indulging in hedonism…

  1. What a wonderfully uplifting piece this is – fantastic and so right for these dull days – brilliant way to welcome back the sun πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you. This piece really seemed to dictate what it wanted – I just had to supply the threads. Can’t wait for the sun to come back properly!

    1. Well, it’s all down to your post and triggering the creative juices. If you hadn’t done that, I doubt I’d have gone in this direction THANK YOU xxx

  2. It is really amazing, such variety of all kinds and gorgeous to look at. A bit of sensual indulgence sounds like a good idea to me, especially in the midst of a bleak midwinter.

    1. Yes, I think I’m drawn to that palette at the best of times, but especially during winter. Your new pieces are looking fabulous – I love the subtle colours, particularly the way it works in the blue section.

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