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Family Portrait Cross Stitch

I bought my first embroidery needle when I started working with felt for school-based projects for my son (creating a quiet book and weather board, which I am not sure I took pictures of). 829 more words


Time Travel Tuesday: Which Thread is Best

Among the eternal questions that plague the machine embroidery community,  the question of which thread is best is probably the one heard most often.  Sometimes the question involves what type of thread works best,  and sometimes it centers more on which brand of thread is best,  but the answer required always centers around a comparison and a qualification,  something has to come out on top as “the best”. 612 more words

Time Travel Tuesday

Finishing the Panels

Last week I showed you two large panels I made using scraps.  Since then I created three more.

One long panel.


Two short ones.

Here they are laid out on the floor. 114 more words



I will admit, right at the offset, that I know little about the art of needlework. I did cross stitch and crewel work when I was in university as a relaxation but other than that and mending holes/tears and replacing buttons I am a novice.   344 more words


Earth Intruders!

The latest art quilt in my sewing room is called “Earth Intruders”. I’m not sure how it will look once it is finished, but I know it will be fun!  27 more words


Life is a flame that burns even
When the stub is short
An artwork that bemoans darkness
And dethrones her from an absolute
From the universal nightscape… 112 more words