The Castle Archway

 The castle archway began years ago as a theater arch only partially completed.  I pick the project up again, widen the arch and now I’d like to finish it. I am including children from the […]

Golden Rule Retreat Day 35

Claire and William Here are four versions of Claire and William. Starting on the left are the original two figures made for the Red House. Next come the most current figures working hard to get […]

The AWOL Stitcher/Blogger

  I have been stitching. But my efforts are strung out all over the place. I have finally started playing with designs at the actual size of the casket I hope to cover. And using […]

A Casket Chronicle: Design Sketch

  I have finally started playing with design possibilities for my Embroidered Casket. The sketch above revisits motifs and patterns I’ve used for hooked rugs, wool appliques and for embroidery. The tongue border is an […]

Stitchin Fingers

Last week I joined a delightful online Embroidery Community called Stitchin Fingers. I was drawn to the site by the TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) projects I’ve seen posted in various places on the web. […]

Once Upon A Time

  You have seen this piece in a past post. I decided to make it a night scene. Once is sitting astride her friend Time on the ledge of the clock tower where they live. […]

Stumpwork Embroidery Room Setting

  Here is my newest room setting for Once and Time. I’ve made several changes since I first posted the image below.   To begin with, I changed the scale of the figures. The headless […]

Hansel (Of Hansel and Gretel Fame)

You have seen the Enchanted Forest and the Woodsman’s Cottage. You have even seen the Gingerbread House. Now it is time to meet our characters.  Here is Hansel.    His clothes may be in tatters […]