Mending the Sky by Louise Watson

Posted: October 10, 2018 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Louise Watson’s pennant is “Mending the Sky”
with a grace note
the reveal
her sky is filled with birds
with an exquisite eye for detail
flying with love
“I have finished all the birds. I have chosen a selection, sea birds, waders, swifts and swallows that we see from the garden. Some are endangered. We have to keep the habitats for them all. Sea clean and air unpolluted. It is all about Mo’s theme mending this beautiful broken world.”
and the other side
you can see more photos of Mending the Sky over on Louise’s blog
meeting The Gathering
Magic Days!

  1. Wendy says:

    A winning trifecta . . . a perfect trifecta! Each pennant so unique yet all with the same message. Each a labour of love in every sense.

  2. Lana says:

    I have seen beautiful works of art exquisitely embroidered using magical materials. The pennants look so wonderful on your tree Mo. What is the Gathering that is mentioned so often?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Lana))) The Gathering is the working title for all the talismans and pennants full of love for our beautiful broken world coming in from all around the world for “I dream of a world where love is the answer”, here’s the link to read more

  3. deemallon says:

    Those birds are so beautifully stitched!

  4. ravenandsparrow says:

    Wow. Wow. Wow. I take a day off from the computer and three new pennants show up. Each one is so beautiful! Els’ woven wonder is so textural and detailed. Like Beth’s Tree of Life it is powerful on both sides…in Els’ case in delicacy of detail, and in Beth’s by strength of image. Beth’s tree is finely embroidered (actually all three show masterly needlework). I especially like the fringe of roots and the clarity of the tree. I have long admired Louise’s exquisite birds, although her blog won’t let me comment and say so, and it is lovely to see them winging across the pale, mended sky. So evocative! I notice that Beth and Louise have finished their edges neatly, while Els lets her fabrics fade off softly. Isn’t it amazing how varied these pieces are? Diversity is strength. Yay Gathering!!

  5. Beth says:

    Oh… Love these wonderful birds.

  6. Louise Watson says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Sorry ravenandsparrow that you can’t leave comments on my blog – I don’t know why that is but someone else said the same. Instagram (also louisemaywatson ) is easier for me to use and communicate with – I am not very computer literate.

  7. Margaret Johnson says:


  8. LONG LIVE THE WINGED ONES! It’s a beauty, this one!

  9. Liz A says:

    I looked back through Louise’s blog to see (again) how she created such a wonderful sky … I am in awe of the skills she brought to bear on this labor of love, hope on the wing!

  10. Rene says:

    What a beautiful pennant!

  11. Barry Smiths says:

    Hi MC – what beautiful and delicate work in the LW’s pennant- so much meaning, love and soul in it. B

  12. Martine says:

    Wings for love…………

  13. Hazel says:

    How beautiful Louise’s birds are, & how she has captured the feeling of flight and freedom.

  14. fiberels says:

    Oh Mo … what a wonderful piece !!!
    Love, love, love those stitched birds, bringing all the love together …
    Just wonderful Louise !!!

  15. tina says:

    Such beautiful stitching .. the detail is AMAZING!

  16. Nancy says:

    Oh my! Those birds are amazing!

  17. Mo Crow says:

    Here’s a beautiful spiritwise comment from Marti in New Mexico who has been offline for a few weeks;
    “The uplift of Louise’s bird pennant soared into my heart. The freedom to express our hopes, our dreams through our own initiatives, to slipstream up, never losing faith, to reach for the sky, is transcendent as is this pennant. Birds are guardians, the sentinels of our world, our messengers of hope. Louise has given us this image in such a skillful, intimately beautiful way in her pennant.”

  18. Fiona says:

    There is so much hope in this – even tho we know some are endangered and we must do our best to protect them, it seems possible somehow and not hopeless. The beauty of the stitching and the movement and the care…oh my, each one is so special. What an amazing collection of pennants you will have – they will fill the place with love!!

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