June 18, 2016
While looking around for inspiration, I'm often amazed by the talented needle artists out there! Part of the fun of just wandering, are the pleasant surprises we come across. Thanks to many needlework blogs, and sites like Etsy and Pinterest, we have access...
December 23, 2015
Woman with Cat
A few years ago, I bought a book called, "Metropolitan Cats," published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1981. In it I found a photo of an early 1900s lithograph, created by an unknown member of the Wiener Werkstatte, an association of artists...
October 28, 2015
Halloween and the Day of the Dead
In the United States, Halloween is the favorite holiday of many -- adults and children alike. Celebrated on October 31, All Hallows' Eve originated from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain (for some reason pronounced "say-win") which celebrated the...
October 2, 2012
Colorful Stumpwork Pilllow
I found this elaborate pillow at a local thrift store in New Jersey. It's approximately 18" and covered with vibrant color and imagery. I think it's a souvenir of someone's visit to a South American country; probably Peru.