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Casalguidi Stitch

For some time, I’ve had my eye on an embroidery technique for which I had no name. In my mind, I called it “rope couching.” Tonight, I have a much prettier name. […]

Me and Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi was scheduled to perform a benefit concert at BookExpo America in NYC the first weekend in June (which happens to be the same weekend as the TNNA NeedleArts Market, […]

Smells Awaken

Bears in Alaska hibernate through the winter. Actually, that’s not exactly true. They do more of a deep sleep. Some biological processes don’t shut down in bears the way they do in […]


“When it rains, it pours.” There’s a reason this became a common saying. Yesterday it poured: I got 4 bits of Bad Business News. Bleh. Being the emotional sort, I let myself […]


Ooo-we! The temperature was in the upper 30s today, and the forecast calls for 40s the rest of this week. Balmy! The sun is leaping higher every day, and hanging around longer; […]