Author Archives: Jeanne

A Quick Christmas Project


Okay, I know there will be a lot of eye-rolling on this statement, but I’ve started a new project. Yes, I know. I have God-knows how many in-progress pieces, and plans for more in the new year, and I’ve started another. But I have a good reason! (Can’t we always rationalize a new project?) I…

A Note of Thanks

Just popping in this evening to say that I hope all of you had a lovely day. And in the spirit of the day, I’d also like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude that you all stop by and read my long-winded explanations of obscure details of stitching techniques. It never ceases to surprise…

Wishing All of You a Happy Thanksgiving!


Regardless of whether or not you’re celebrating this Thursday, I wish you a day filled with blessings. Have a wonderful day.

Another Little Something I Started…


With so few posts this year, it’s easy to find something to write about these days. When all else fails, talk about a project not previously shared! This past spring, Jane Zimmerman offered her former seminar class project, A Garden of Babylon, as an online course with Shining Needle Society. I liked the design, but…

Ruskin Garden Square Progress


Just a quick progress picture tonight, folks! Enjoy!

Breaking Up Repetitive Stitching


“Unity” is one of the basic principles of design. One way to achieve unity in a needlework design, particularly in a geometric design, is through the use of repetition. Unfortunately for stitchers, repetition sometimes gets a bit, well, repetitive. Tedious. Boring. In my last post about Ruskin Garden Square, I mentioned that I have several…