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...

Snow view

I am having a good time stitching my dark butterfly down on the finished background. I love sitting at this desk and looking out at the snowy forest. And the window sill is so...

Centerpiece

I find sanity and stability where I can and today it was here, at the table (small desk really) upstairs. I’ve been having trouble with the center area of the butterfly background. Giving it...

Horseradish fiber

I learned about making horseradish cordage from Sally Pointer. She has a YouTube video that shows how to process the fresh leaves and how to make the cord. I don’t want to spend that...