Author: Catherine

A little card

I needed a condolences card for a fiber friend. Little pink patch was just perfect. Cut into a heart shape, pressed a rough seam allowance, stitched around the edge with a fine blanket stitch....

A little weaving

I finally finished this circle weaving experiment. It’s tiny and went fast but I became stuck when I realized I didn’t have enough of the deep turquoise color to complete the background. After setting...

New potholders

I needed some new potholders, so I made some. Both empowering and sobering. Because I can use any fabric I want. And because my measurements and top stitching is just not all that neat.

October cloth border

It’s very satisfying to get this border on the October cloth. It turned out well, maybe I didn’t need to spend quite so much time visualizing how I would construct it. I was fascinated...

Season of Stitching

I’ve been feeling like I’m coming into a different phase since the election. Now that the panicky uncertainty has subsided, I want to move on. I’d like to finish the three pieces still in...

Butterfly backing

I machine-pieced this backing for the butterfly cloth. I was tired of trying to decide whether to hand stitch it or just move on. Suddenly an impulse to just do it took over. I...

Hemming hexies

The election has shaken me up quite a lot, more than I expected. After nervously stitching for hours to attach my butterfly to her border, I wasn’t motivated to stitch at all. I was...