Margaretha Helm deserves attention

In my last post, I shared some of the back story of one my new patterns, The Death of Susanna Jayne.  Today, I want to introduce to you Margaretha Helm. Margaretha’s Flower Basket is actually the second pattern I have put out in tribute to Margaretha’s work, so for those of you who have watched myContinue reading “Margaretha Helm deserves attention”

Let’s Talk About Susanna Jayne

I’m excited to share that I have released a new set of patterns! They are currently available in my Etsy store and will be available to your local needlework stores through Hoffman soon.  I shared my release of them through my Flosstube video  a few days ago (and, yes, we’ll need to chat about Flosstube one ofContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Susanna Jayne”

New Patterns are coming…

A brief blog post this morning…and a bit of a rambling one at that. You see, I’ve got two different things going on that are conspiring to make blog writing (at least, what I want to be writing about) a little challenging at this moment:  I am working on my own self-imposed schedule of gettingContinue reading “New Patterns are coming…”

How Craft is Good for Our Health

I have to admit, I am always attracted to articles that share the science behind what I know deep down to be true:  the work I do with my hands is good for my soul.  I know that sitting down with needle and thread calms me, gives me the same reflective mood that mediation can,Continue reading “How Craft is Good for Our Health”

Gossamer Lace in Blackwork – My current stitching

There are some stitching blogs where the authors are using them to keep a good accounting of their stitching progress.  Some of this kind of record keeping has moved to Instagram for many stitchers that I know and in the stitching circles that I move in, but I can certainly remember a time of followingContinue reading “Gossamer Lace in Blackwork – My current stitching”