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 →

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 in... Continue Reading →

Inspiration

This past weekend, I was at my LNS (local needlework store), which currently has my trunk show of models.  While there, I was talking to a couple of the customers/stitchers about one of the pieces and so it has just been on my mind the last couple of days. While, yes, the pattern for this... Continue Reading →

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