It has been raining cats and dogs all day!! It is that time of year where we are given a glimpse of Spring: warm days that dry your clothes on the line within 2 hours; the planting of peas, kale and other cold weather vegetables. Then we see-saw back to nights near freezing. The… Continue reading Rainy Day Blossoms
I want to talk about sleep...or maybe lack of it. For one reason or another I have nights where I fall asleep just fine but then something wakes me up in the middle of the night and then, WAM, I'm awake. You too?....you are not alone (ask around)! The trick is how to get back… Continue reading Toss the Rascals Out!
We all know the saying: "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". I'm sure you heard it while growing up. It is meant to remind us that each person has their own tastes and what one person considers beautiful may not be to another. This difference in attraction also applies to everything around us:… Continue reading Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder
I've been working my way through the design of the Funicular wallhanging. I drew several color concepts in my Inspiration Book exploring how to portray the striking swirls of chartreuse and electric blue against the red and purple stairs. It needs lots of movement and yet a linear element as well. I drew 4 options:… Continue reading Step 1: Funicular Design
Did you watch the Olympics?? Woo-hoo!! I admit to saturation and the reason I've not done a blog for 10 days! I do enjoy the games - the devotion the athletes have to push themselves in a sport they love can be very inspirational. I'm not naive about the money, fame and popularity they can… Continue reading Vizualization
It has been frigidly cold but very little snow....until this week when we got hit with our first Nor'easter of the winter! By afternoon the storm had slowed down - we put on our cross country skis and hit the trails. We were the first skiers out, breaking trail through the fluffy virgin snow. There is… Continue reading Breaking Trail
Welcome to Made with Stitches!! For me, it all starts with a stitch! And I love so many different stitches...quilting, sewing, embroidery, knitting and even felting. I can't focus on just one but have an eclectic nature that revels in a mix. I do have a particular love of quilting, thread painting and embroidery. And… Continue reading It starts with a stitch