It's a movement.  There's no doubt about it. Cross stitch designers have been sharing freebie patterns, most surrounding the theme of "be well and stitch", during these most unusual of times.  You can find them by searching the hashtag #bewellandstitch and there seems to be more and more each day.  Big, well known designers and... Continue Reading →

An Amazing Used Booksale

For many years, I have volunteered at a huge used booksale.  It takes place in Princeton, New Jersey and bills itself as one of the largest used booksales on the east coast.  This year was the 89th Annual Bryn-Mawr/Wellesley Booksale.  Pretty amazing right there.  All proceeds go towards scholarships for local students to Bryn Mawr... Continue Reading →

Chatting on Fibertalk

About once a month, I am on the Fibertalk midweek show podcast with Gary Parr.  This past Wednesday, he and I chatted about a number of topics, including a debriefing of the Nashville Needlework Market. You can listen to the show through any podcast player/service that you use or find it here at the Fibertalk website... Continue Reading →

Nashville Needlework Market!

I've been back for over five days - why am I just now sitting down to write a bit about the Nashville Needlework Market? A lot of distraction this week - that big C word we're all tired of hearing about - plus a host of other little things.  But, truly, no real excuse of... Continue Reading →

The Start of a Big Project

Everyone feels different when they are at the beginning of a big project. I know this.  There is excitement over something new, fresh new fabric, threads, needle, etc. - a blank slate just waiting to be filled.  I am (mostly) a one project at a time stitcher, although some slight stretches of that since I... Continue Reading →

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