At Odds with Myself…


OOAK Kitty Dreams greeting card. $20.00

I’ve been at odds with myself recently, which keeps me from stitching, and it keeps me from posting here. I’m in a dry spell on the stitching front, and have been playing MUCH more with paint and mixed media (in fact, today I accidentally painted my braid with black acrylic… <sigh> it could at least have been turquoise or something COOL!)

In any case, I feel guilty about not posting, and guilty about not stitching… but really, all of this will likely develop into more fodder for a design shift as things move (and I’m still doing custom doodle designs for stitching!)

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m still here, I’m still stitching sporadically, and I’m definitely still designing, but everything seems to be in flux, and nothing seems to be REALLY gelling as “the” new direction I’ll be taking.

But it’s coming. In the same way a large cross stitch design begins to look like the real picture the more you stitch on it, the more I work, the more coherent things are becoming. Look for new things here in the future. (The website’s getting an overhaul, too…)

We are all Artists

I’ve been stitching recently. Not cross stitching, though I’ve been doing some of that, too. But I’ve been inspired by a couple images I found on Pinterest of people with gorgeous, colorful work that was based on doodles. I’ve also been remembering that I’m an artist.  So.  For this piece, I drew directly onto the…

Cross Stitch as Art

I am currently in the throes of putting together a proposal for a beginning crazy quilting class and decluttering my studio (removing everything that doesn’t have to do with painting, stitching or the design business. Which means that I’m rather slow on the writing, and videotaping has to wait until there is space TO videotape!…

Happy New Year… and Shop news

Happy 2015, everyone! I hope that you all have had a great holiday season and are ready to dive into more stitching in the next few months! I am happy to announce that Monday I will be releasing a new chart, based on a crewel design I posted as an Elmow several years back. Little…

Time for a Technique Circus!

See this little bear? I made him as a tween. He’s made from leftover fabric from one of my Halloween costumes. But what’s really special is that the pattern came in the mail direct to me. It was part of a “club” that my grandmother signed me up for one year as a birthday present….