Graduation and summer class plans

May and June are synonymous with graduation ceremonies. This year I celebrated two graduations. This week I attended the commencement ceremony of the school where I work as a librarian. And after 18-months of writing lesson plans, knitting samples and answering technical knitting questions, I am a graduate of The Knitting Guild Association’s Teacher Certification… Continue reading Graduation and summer class plans

How I Spent My Spring Break

Knitting and embroidery may not be the first things you think of when you plan a beach vacation but it is for me. In fact, sometimes I plan my vacations around stitching, like I did this year. Fiber-focused trips all started in 2005 when my husband asked what I wanted to do for my birthday.… Continue reading How I Spent My Spring Break

Team Player or Solo Artist?

I am most definitely a joiner. I enjoy connecting with people who enjoy the same things that I do – reading, all forms of fiber arts, travel and food. In college I joined the Public Relations Society of America, after college I joined a Cooking Light Supper Club, book clubs. In more recent years I… Continue reading Team Player or Solo Artist?

Something Old, Something New …

Most of you, my dearest readers, will know the rhyme: Something old,Something new,Something borrowed,Something blue. As we bid farewell to 2022 and greet a new year with open hearts, I thought this rhyme also could have greater meaning in our creative lives. I plan to use a line each week to keep me focused and… Continue reading Something Old, Something New …

Procastination and Misletoe

Dearest reader, so sorry for the disappearing act but I am back to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have your holidays been as busy as mine? I feel like the time just flew by and before I knew it December had arrived. Admittedly, I haven’t procrastinated on just… Continue reading Procastination and Misletoe

Sew Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving Team Stitching Coach! Thank you for being a follower, student and general supporter of my endeavors as The Stitching Coach. I couldn’t do any of this without you. I’m also very thankful for all the librarians out there who have encouraged and given me the opportunity to share my love of fiber arts… Continue reading Sew Thankful

Happy Handmade Halloween

I love Halloween! Hands down it is my favorite holiday. Costumes, handing out sweets to friends I haven’t met yet, scary movies and Autumn breezes cannot be beat. But dressing up has to be my favorite part. I remember my favorite costumes growing up – a space alien with green face paint and wearing the… Continue reading Happy Handmade Halloween

Listen to This – Make That

I adore audiobooks. They kept me sane during my long Atlanta, and later Washington, DC, commutes. They were my traveling companions on long solo road trips. And they continue to allow me to combine my two favorite pastimes – reading and crafting. What I love most is when a book includes one of my hobbies.… Continue reading Listen to This – Make That

Perks of Being a Stitchin’ Librarian

Being a librarian has its perks. One of those perks is that I get to see nearly finalized copies of books before they are published called a “galley” that librarians, booksellers, journalists and other influencers use to review and share with potential readers. Sometimes those books are sent to me as a tangible copy but,… Continue reading Perks of Being a Stitchin’ Librarian

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