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Summer of Stitching

Welcome to Summer of Stitching here at The Floss Box. It’s been a spring like no other, and the rest of the year will likely follow in suit. Lives have been turned over and changed in a short space of time, and the old “normal” may never return. I have been ill with the virus …

Picking up the thread again

Sometimes it just happens. You’re going along doing something, working on a project, creating something, following a routine, then you break it. Maybe it’s intentional, but lots of times, I find, I just slip away from something. Or it’s based on a thought, a judgment that is not really especially good. Like deciding I’m not …

Christmas Decorating

It’s not long now until the stockings are stuffed and cookies set out for Santa. It’s time for some decorating around here too. Things are different this year. I’ve been so busy this fall creating and writing. At some points I’ve been overwhelmed by all I’m trying to do. There is never enough time to …

Painting and embroidery

Both are my great creative loves. I’ve had periods where I burn for one of them, and I’ve had long periods of rest from them too. These are often caused by some block, a limitation that creates a can’t-do mentality. I hope you aren’t afflicted by this, but if you are there is a way …

Embroidery Biscornu

Last post I showed off my cross stitch biscornu. I’ve also worked on making embroidery biscornu too, although I don’t have nearly so many completed. They are the same basic shape. The only difference is that I don’t make back stitch around the edge like for cross stitch biscornu, so I do the whip stitch …

Welcome to The Floss Box

Hi, all! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve nearly completed the updates to this site. There are still a few things to fix, most notably the feature pictures on the blog posts and sort them into categories. I just imported them all from my old blogger blog and it’s nice they all made it over here …