Click for larger image on Flickr


Beneath the tea cups

in the hutch

lies the doily

so delicate–


of ancient art;

Cut out designs in

symmetrical shapes

of Pearl cotton

satin stitches – five

over threads – four;

count four

up and through

repeat until 5;

22 count fabric

held gently flat;

down; count; up;

down; count; up;

simple satin

buttonhole edge

eyelet centers

all stitched in rhythm

like the beat of the heart

of the one who so deftly

holds the threaded needle

and says,

“You can do it.”



Hardanger on Wikipedia

Photo and Poetry by Sheri [Flickr]

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