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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 of... Continue Reading →

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 getting... Continue Reading →

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 →

Craft in America

Happy New Year! That was an unintended couple of weeks away from this blog.  The busy holiday time, sure, but also a lot of personal family stuff, and I was away.  All full intentions of writing a couple of posts, but, well, you know, sometimes those good intentions don't exactly pan out. But, here we... Continue Reading →

Art inspires art – a lace exhibit

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to return for a second visit to an amazing exhibit at an art museum. I was first here, the Hunterdon Art Museum, in Clinton, NJ, back in September, for the opening of "Lace not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques." It is the first exhibit of its kind... Continue Reading →

A step in my designing career

I was all prepared for what I was going to write about this morning, but plans changed when I discovered something last night (so that planned topic will just get pushed off until next time...) As I think my readers know, I design cross stitch, canvaswork, and blackwork patterns and sell them as WorksByABC.  (Yes,... Continue Reading →

Woodlawn Needlework Exhibit

This needlework piece of mine holds a particularly special place in my heart: It is "Wheels of Color", designed by Genny Morrow. It was the first real canvaswork piece I ever did.  It was the first time I worked on stretcher bars - even learned what they were.  It was the needlework piece that I... Continue Reading →

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