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May 2013 Project

May 2013 Project

It took me a little while to decide on a theme. I wanted to do something that reminded me of the softness of spring. New leaves, new flowers, the warmth of the sun as it gets higher in the sky each day, the sweet songs of the birds as they mark out their territory. There …

Secrets

Secrets

I’ve tried something a bit different with this project. I was reading somewhere about someone with a site where you can leave your secrets anonymously. The site doesn’t matter, but it got me thinking about the subject of secrets. We all have them. We try to bury many of them deep down in dark places, …

Embroidery Projects

Embroidery Projects

Here I finally am with a short summary of recent projects.  This is the crewel version of my fruit wreath. The original fruit wreath was stumpwork:  This is the footstool that the fruit wreath was made for. It’s about 10 inches in diameter. This is part of my effort to bring embroidery “off the wall”.  …

Freedom with the needle

Freedom with the needle

Free, as in no lines to follow! I have been experimenting a little with this concept. Sometimes, it feels like too much to force myself to stick with the lines on the fabric. I’m not saying they are all bad (they are often very good!), but I am finding I need at least some freedom …