Yesterday I was inspired to do some embroidery by a post a saw on Etsy How to Tuesdays. And with Father's Day approaching I needed to make something quick for my husband.
And so I made a little badge.
And although inspiration for me can come from many places, I think I always end up being influenced by experiences in my life. I don't always realize this until I am well into the project, or I am done. So after I finished the father's day badge, I couldn't help myself and started another one. I was embroidering poppies. Poppies under the stars.
I didn't think much of poppies until recently when I realized that as a young child they used to bring me peace. I used to watch a field of poppies making waves under the wind from the fourth floor of an apartment where I grew up. I learned that the field is not there anymore. It made me a little sad to learn this. But they still grow wild elsewhere in Macedonia. A friend that I grew up with shared this picture taken by the river Vardar that runs through the capitol.