Monday, March 28, 2022

Stitch Club: Anne Kelly workshop

 I've admired Anne Kelly's work for sometime now.  Her mix of papers, fabric and stitch drew me in! I was so excited to discover that she was a teacher for Stitch Club this year.  My project thus far:

The addition of a layer of machine stitching on my embroidery machine is certainly something I was to further explore.  Very happy with a layer of honeycomb stitches on my Viking!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

St. Louis / Chagall

 I'm always happy to find a Marc Chagall... St. Louis Art Museum did not disappoint me:

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 It seemed fitting to stitch something green for today!

I've also been re-looking at photos from the trip that Jes and I took to Ireland in 2012. It was an amazing trip of discovery that started my travels to Europe.  People ask me what my favorite city or place is to travel to, and I usually say Stockholm. I really think that my favorite place is everywhere!  It is so wonderful to see new things, meet people, and experience culture first hand.  

I've been to some wonderful places in the past 10 years and now after a 2 year break, I am excited about once again packing my bag and dusting off my passport.  In 2 weeks I leave for Israel - a very different trip than past trips. I can't even imagine the way this trip may change me.

Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland:

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

St. Louis - gotta love it!

I've returned from a wonderful week with my son.  A day trip to St. Louis was just what we needed to get away from the cold weather.

We found a lovely spot for lunch, "Balkan Treat Box".  I strongly recommend!

Brown butter hummus:

Rice pudding with rose and pistachios:

Roasted eggplant sammy:

Monday, March 7, 2022


 I went to a fabulous farmer's market on Saturday.  Mushrooms! What a wonderful treat to take down to my son's on Tuesday when I go for a visit. The blue oyster mushrooms caught my eye.  It will be fun to play in the kitchen with him. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Paul Klee / orange

 I like Senecio (1922) by Paul Klee. I used Color Gear Lite (phone app) to pull a palette from the painting.  After dyeing some fabrics in these colours, I shall work on my own version of his palette.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Colour harmonies / orange

 During the past week I've worked on little studies in orange. I'm not overly fond of orange, but found that the complementary combination of orange and blue was actually to my liking. Now I am in search of a famous painting that uses orange.  Having run out of time (it's beautiful outdoors and I want some sunshine!), I will explore more orange tomorrow.