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 LaceContinue reading “Currently stitching…”

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 “Woven Geometry in Cross Stitch”

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 ofContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Susanna Jayne”

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 kindContinue reading “Art inspires art – a lace exhibit”

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 “A step in my designing career”

Color Theory and Stitch Variation Education – Part II

It’s been a week since I last posted – hope everyone (in the US) enjoyed a good Thanksgiving holiday! In my last blog post, I began talking about a large project, a major milestone in my stitching life in fact.  Here is the photo from near the end of that post: This pattern is calledContinue reading “Color Theory and Stitch Variation Education – Part II”

An education in color theory and stitch variation – part I

I knew I wanted to spend a little time on this blog talking about a big needlework project I did some time ago and all that I learned from it.  It might take two or three posts for me to share everything that I want to about this.  But, I do need to start withContinue reading “An education in color theory and stitch variation – part I”

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 childhoodContinue reading “Threads of History”