Wednesday, February 25, 2009

where Inspiration comes from

It's been a long winter, and I'm not sure it's quite over yet. One week my view out the window is this,

and yesterday these dainty little colors popped open! I went to the cupboard where all the silk is stored, and began to take out yellows and purples, along with vibrant greens. I'm tired of browns and golds. I'm ready for Spring!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Singing a Song of Glasgow Embroidery

If you subscribe to the magazine,, you may have seen Laura Euler's article. If not, stop by your local bookstore and pick up the Spring issue- She offers a nice summary of Arts and Crafts embroidery in the UK, with not the usual images of period pieces. She also has a new book out, The Glasgow Style, which I have not seen yet(published by Schiffer).

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy 10th Birthday Thistle Handwerks!

I was digging through some files, pulling receipts for my tax prep, and WHAMMO! it hit me; just a few days ago TH had it's 10 birthday. Obviously, a very quiet one, since I didn't even remember it. Now I need to decide whether or not to have a belated celebration....