Tagged with embroidery

Hand stitched gifts, just because

Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa … Continue reading

Recent work

Recent work

Some recent stitching projects (both in progress and done): And I had the good fortune of going to an art class my good friend Kate was doing yesterday afternoon at one of our local libraries. We worked with acrylics and made lemon still life paintings. Not bad for 40 minutes, right?

A Day at the River and a Redwork Bird

A Day at the River and a Redwork Bird

We have been trying to carve out as much family time as possible in these last rapidly fleeting days of summer. We took a trip recently to one of my favorite places, the Sacandaga River. When I was a kid, my parents would take me and my siblings camping here. It is such a beautiful … Continue reading

Be a Hexie Queen! Blog Hop

Be a Hexie Queen! Blog Hop

It’s the “Be a Hexie Queen” Blog Hop! Big thanks to Madame Samm and Debby for organizing the hop! Like lots of others, I am totally on the hexie bandwagon. I think they are just so wonderfully stylish and fun, plus I find hand sewing hexies to be very relaxing, almost prayerfully meditative. I have needed a lot … Continue reading

Aaah, the weekend

Aaah, the weekend

It’s the weekend! That means Saturday morning farmer’s market, an afternoon picnic, general lounging (boys and kitties alike), and some little embroideries I am working on. I hope you are having a good weekend, too. Once the weekend is over, I am introducing a new series for my blog. I am kind-of excited about it! … Continue reading

Happy 4th! (and a redwork project)

Happy 4th! (and a redwork project)

Happy 4th of July to all fellow Americans! Hope you have a nice holiday. (Plus happy birthday to my younger sister! Rock it today and all year, sis.) And this embroidery fits two of the three colors of the day: It is for my second redwork swap, this time with an animal theme. This vintage … Continue reading

Crafting Connections: Constellations

Crafting Connections: Constellations

I wanted to remind you to enter my giveaway for two great prizes from Crafting Connections (see here to read more and enter), plus I want to entice you sewing artists to enter, too. Thanks to a fabulous project in the summer issue of Crafting Connections, I made these three embroideries: Hercules Pegasus (except I … Continue reading

Lightning Bug Embroidery

Lightning Bug Embroidery

Here’s one of my previously scheduled posts for you, of a project I finished last week: I am participating in a summer themed embroidery swap. To me, lightning bugs say summer like nothing else. I have many fond childhood memories of chasing after twinkling fireflies in the summer twilight. I found this pattern that I … Continue reading

Working On

Working On

I have an art show (just me!) for the month of July at the Bethlehem Public Library. I applied for a spot over a year and a half ago, the waiting list is so long. So now I am working on and finishing up work that I want for that, like these pieces: This one … Continue reading