Friday, September 30, 2011


I have been working this week on a few surprises for the upcoming exhibition at Duke Divinity School on October 10. It is going to be a great day!

Please stop by and let me know you have seen my blog. I will be holding a drawing for a piece of art and don't want you to miss out!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rainbow Dove in Ordinary Time

Thanks goes out to Kathy at Dyed Fiber: Kathy does a quality job in creating beautifully dyed fibers to use. A real range of colors in perfectly named shades of Bouquet, Frisbee, Lawn and Lifesaver...And it arrives so quickly!

I liked the mellow contrast of colors that her 'Bouquet' offered to this clean grassy green shade of dupioni for ordinary time.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding Ribbons

Here is a detail from a wedding stole design I am playing with. The pearls were fun to bead with and the 'ribbons' are made of two different shades of cream.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We Are All Children of God

Today my younger son and I joined others, in downtown Raleigh, in support against having hateful language added to the NC constitution, in the form of an amendment, which strips away many current rights of the LGBT community. It was an experience that had the audience personally acknowledging the struggles that so many have endured, and how hurtful the decisions of our state house and senate are to so many. Heartfelt speeches brought it all home and it was humbling.

As Americans, and as fellow brothers and sisters of the world, it is important to understand that these topics are issues of dignity and human rights.

Our search for justice, equality and freedom cannot be chosen piecemeal. To advocate for women's rights, the rights of the poor, rights of racial equality, but to then to deny civil rights to the LGBT community is not acceptable.

I truly believe that nothing in creation can separate any of us from God's love.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thistles in my Sewing Basket

Here is part of a stole that I hope to put together later in the upcoming days. I have a beautiful piece of mossy green mohair, and will try my best to marry the two for a stole for ordinary time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vibrant Green for Ordinary Time

I wanted to design something cheerful and was fortunate to come across this beautifully vibrant green at my favorite fabric shop. Playing against that backdrop I embroidered a cross freehand, playing with gold, pink and green. On the lower panels, I designed a bit of gathered leaves and very small beading detail on small crosses as visual fill.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dove for Pentecost

This is a stole for Pentecost, minus the sometimes seemingly scary flames of the spirit, for the children. The yarn-like white is actually thick silk, and the colorful thread is Egyptian cotton. Dove and red background is dupioni silk.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A bit of hand smocking

Lavender dupioni hand manipulated silk trimmed with vintage velvet ribbon on white silk. Not seen is an embroidered butterfly on the upper part of the stole.