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 →

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 →

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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