Embroidery / Stitching

Christmas Celebration

My mother’s Christmas dinner table – silver birds and amaryllis lily Christmas came and went so quickly this year – but during the actual celebration, it was quite lovely to look up and see the faces of my loved ones [...]

Helping Hand

I got a little frustrated. I read the directions thoroughly, and I just could not figure out why it was not working. My first toe-up socks. The pattern called for a provisional cast-on, and while I had the idea down [...]

Colorful Prospects

Is there any chance of a winter on the East Coast this year? The temperatures outside don't suggest that a snowstorm or cold spell is anywhere near… I am still holding out for a massive blizzard snow storm in February, [...]

Cute as a Button

My mom says "cute as a button" a lot; or the corollary "cute as a bug's ear" (you know, weird "Southern-isms"… I don't even think that bugs have ears, do they?)  So these little sayings stick out in my head.  But [...]