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Two More Patterns to Share

This is the third post about my newly released October patterns. Previous posts included my two Hanukkah designs and my two Arid patterns. There are two more patterns to share with all of you. First up is Floral Delight: This pattern was inspired by a page from a book printed in 1666. As has been... Continue Reading →

What’s an Arid?

The next patterns from my group of October releases are two that come from the same source. I call these Arid and Arid Supersized When scrolling through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website one day, I came across an item in the collection that just drew me in: The description called it an arid and... Continue Reading →


I'm not sure where I first heard about or saw temari. But a few years back, I, for short time, became obsessed. Temari balls have their origin story in Japan, although have certainly spread throughout the world. This website will give you plenty of information and lots of beautiful photos if you are interested in... Continue Reading →

My First Cross Stitch

I know I mused about this a couple of blog posts ago: "have I shared the story of how I began to cross stitch?" I don't think I have, so it's as good of time as any to do so today. Some years ago, I entered a contest (I didn't win anything) where you had... Continue Reading →

Stitch Palettes

Are you familiar with If you have any interest in color, especially as a stitcher, you should get to know this website! This website is the creation of Krisztina, a woman that lives "in a beautiful and wild part of Europe" (her words). When it was mentioned to me in passing by a fellow... Continue Reading →

Crafting During the Pandemic

You may have already seen this article from April, but I figured it was worth sharing. Titled "How Crafting Can Help Ease Pandemic Anxiety," it says what I know just about all stitchers already know. The work we do with our hands is so very important to us as individuals on so many different levels.... Continue Reading →

When and How Did You Learn to Stitch?

Okay, so that title is a loaded question and one that could take hours to answer. But I am bringing up the topic simply because it is related to my previous post about the Winterthur Needlework Conference. (A side note: in that post, I mentioned that the furniture conference, also planned to be held in... Continue Reading →

August’s Feature Artist on Reddit

Are you familiar with Reddit?  I know I became aware of its existence a couple of years ago and went to check it out, understanding that it was another platform to reach out to those with similar interests to me.  That said, while I created an account, I hadn't really learned much about it until... Continue Reading →

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