Gathering Threads



    My Saturday with the Forest City Smocking Guild

    Posted by on Jun 02 2014

    Although it’s true that smocking is more popular in the States, especially in the south, there are still plenty of ladies here in Canada who love the art of smocking too.   This past weekend, I spent some time with the members of the Forest City Smocking Guild, who are located in London, Ontario. For […]

    Gail Doane 4-Piece Set workshop

    Posted by on Apr 27 2013

    I ran away from home last week. But before you panic, don’t worry.  I didn’t tie all my belongings up in a handerchief and set off on a raft; I went to Pennsylvania to attend the SAGA Needleart Retreat in State College. If I’d been thinking about the blog, I would have taken pictures but […]

    Stitching in Michigan with Wendy Schoen

    Posted by on Apr 07 2011

    I spent the weekend before last away in Michigan with my friend Debbie, stitching. Smile Debbie. We met two years ago at the SAGA conference in Indianapolis and hit it off immediately. We had great plans to reunite at Norfolk this year but my husband’s work responsibilities meant I had to miss it this year. […]