RSN Prep Sampler

Critique of Saturday’s work

Critique of Saturday's work

Yesterday I stitched a long, long time. It was wonderful. Now that another section of the Royal Persian Blossom project is finished, I can see that my transfer of one whole section wasn’t correct. Worst of all, it’s supposed to be a mirror image – but it isn’t. I’m about 60% happy with it but […]


It’s finished in time

It's finished in time

While I was gathering things together for the RSN course, I did a bit of a tidy in my studio; going through all the thread and putting things away, re-shelving books, stuff like that. I knew I had all the Paternayan wool colors needed to do the Flowers for Elizabeth blanket in the future, but […]


Out of thread! Rats!

Out of thread! Rats!

Firstly, thank you all who answered my questions about stitching groups. I was overwhelmed with the heart felt responses! Now on to something completely different… It was so close to being finished. Only three more long lines of chain stitch were left. But the thread is gone. I knew it would be close but I really thought […]


Meditative Quality of Simple Stitches

Meditative Quality of Simple Stitches

This week I haven’t stitched very much. There’s a lot going on at school with the end of the year coming up. Here in Berlin we go to school until June 28. I know that sounds like a long year, but we do get lots of one and two week breaks throughout the year, which […]


RSN Prep Sampler Update

RSN Prep Sampler Update

The RSN Prep Sampler is finished – mostly. I’ve reviewed or learned each of the stitches that we may be using on the RSN Crewelwork Certificate course I’m beginning on July 4. I saved the “best for last”, so finishing the last few stitches was fun. The shades of Appleton Bright China Blue look just […]


What a great stitch!

What a great stitch!

The RSN Crewelwork Preparation Sampler is coming along nicely – in fact, it’s coming along wonderfully! I have three more stitches to do and then I’ll be working on the border areas between each of the blocks. This afternoon I did the block for Laid Stitch. According to the RSN Crewelwork Essential Stitch Guide, this […]


RSN Crewelwork sampler update

RSN Crewelwork sampler update

This weekend I realized two things: just how lucky I am to have such wonderful readers and just how smart it is that I always have at least two projects going at once. Struggling with the Floral Bed Cover project has not been very much fun. To everyone who took the time to share an […]


Looking back and looking ahead

Looking back and looking ahead

The Silk 3 times project is finished. This was my very first silk ribbon embroidery project and I chose to keep it simple. Often simple is equated with plain. With silk ribbon, simple does NOT mean plain! This piece has style, color, texture galore and it is simply beautiful! Over the top pretty! It’s possible […]