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More about Knot Your Needle

As I wrote about here, I loved the challenge of taking an image from a sixteenth century book and recreating it in cross stitch.  The geometry and the math of this knot work piece was just fascinating to me.  However, I just couldn't leave it at that.  No.  Since the original in that book was actually... Continue Reading →

Knot Your Needle

I'm hoping to take a few blog posts to go back over the last few months and share a little more in depth about some of my favorite designs.  The first one up is Knot Your Needle in Cross Stitch What I love about this most is the inspiration for the design:  a page from... Continue Reading →

Aren’t we creating art?

I don't think I can ever get tired of articles like this - findings from studies about the benefits of art and handcrafts.  This particular study was done at Drexel University and found that making art can significantly reduce stress related hormones in your body. Now, if you read through the article, you might make note... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Start

Welcome and welcome back!  Yes, indeed, I've allowed months to go by since I last wrote a blog post, but with all good intentions (note the avoidance of the word "resolution"), I am hoping to resurrect this blog in the new year. There are stories to share of WorksByABC from 2019 and hopes and plans... Continue Reading →

Currently stitching…

I really do need to find a happy medium within myself to blog post writing, wanting to share various things, but also making sure I find the time to sit down to do so. For the last few weeks, ever since finishing my big Gossamer Lace in Blackwork piece, I've been working on Gossamer Lace... Continue Reading →

Woven Geometry in Cross Stitch

Sometimes, a new cross stitch pattern, while brand new to you and literally just created within the past month, has actually taken a many-years journey.  That is the case for this pattern, which I called Woven Geometry.  Today, I would like to share its story. Some years back, I bought a bobbin lace book (remember,... Continue Reading →

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 my... Continue Reading →

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