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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Threads of History

This past weekend, I was fortunate to spend a beautiful fall day at Winterthur in DE.  If you are anywhere near the region, it is well worth a visit. If you've never heard of it, a brief description from Winterthur's website: "Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood... Continue Reading →

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