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Currently Stitching…

While it seems like so much of my stitching in the last number of months has been kept "secret" until I was ready to reveal (because it was stitching models for my own patterns), I realized the other day that I so could have been blogging about my current stitch project.  For the past few... Continue Reading →

An influential museum exhibit

In my last blog post, I briefly mentioned that I learned about the existence of old (i.e. centuries old) pattern books to be found online thanks to a museum exhibit.  Let me take a moment to revisit that exhibit with you. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City mounted a major exhibit titled "Fashion... Continue Reading →

How a Dining Table Becomes Needlework

In the summer of 2018, I had the good fortune to see an exhibit at Winterthur, a historic museum specializing in the decorative arts in Delaware, titled "Dining By Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table."  While my main purpose that day was to enjoy a beautiful walk around the grounds and spend some time... Continue Reading →

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 →

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