Bee’s Wax Stitching Waxers

hi there, friends! I hope you’re doing well this evening. I’ve been busy creating little things for you and for me! On Sunday I decided to make a big batch of bee’s wax stitching waxers, which are an important part of my stitching. I had several extras, so I decided to list some on etsy. […]

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Custom Ancestor Painting

Hi there, friends— Hope you are all hanging in there! Another Monday here….I think this is….the 5th week the kids have been out of school and everything more or less shut down? With all this time at home, i have been getting into all sorts of craft and painting projects! One of which is my […]

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New Art: The Bride and the Bees

Good morning friends, Hope all is well where you are! I am happy to report that I’ve listed some new art in my etsy shop, including prints and notecards featuring my latest painting— The Bride and the Bees. This piece was inspired by an old European folklore tradition of “telling the bees” when anything momentous […]

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New Creations & Sweet Treats

Good morning!~ I am writing to you today very pleased with myself— I finally, FINALLY— finished the natural dye linen quilt that I’ve been working on since last spring. The quilt is made from different bits of linen that I dyed using madder root, indigo, coreopsis and black walnut. This piece has been a big […]

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Welsh Knitters painting & the unique Welsh dress

A few years back, I was searching for vintage photographs of women knitting, and came upon the subject of Welsh women knitting while wearing the most intriguing ensemble I’d ever seen! What caught my eye immediately was their distinctive tall hat– and the wonderful mix of pattern in their dress. The women photographed are usually […]

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Scandinavian Craft: “Snoflinga” Cross Stitch Pattern

Good morning friends, How are you doing this morning— or afternoon? It’s a very gray and chilly day here, after a few days of absolutely glorious, springtime weather. I know….totally not fair! And it didn’t last long, as those too-good-to-be-true weather days tend to do. I know in many places, there is still plenty of […]

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Baking & Painting

Good morning friends, What a gray, cold day it is today. I’ve been trying to get outside despite the weather, and taking my little English dog on a very English walk (cold and rainy!) Well, at least we have a dry day today! In my painting and, really, in my living, I’ve been focusing on […]

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