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”

Gossamer Lace in Blackwork – My current stitching

There are some stitching blogs where the authors are using them to keep a good accounting of their stitching progress.  Some of this kind of record keeping has moved to Instagram for many stitchers that I know and in the stitching circles that I move in, but I can certainly remember a time of followingContinue reading “Gossamer Lace in Blackwork – My current stitching”

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”

Cross-pollination in needlework

(Side note before I even get started on the main focus of this blog post:  I was just googling “cross pollination” to see if it was really what I wanted to use for the title.  Because, as you can imagine, this is going to have nothing to do with fertilization of plants or anything inContinue reading “Cross-pollination in needlework”