I've grown old trying to get this blog started. I wish I could say I had really good reasons for this, but it's about technological ineptitude, going almost back to communication with two tin cans and a string---the good old days.
I do all my work by hand. This piece is done entirely with embroidery chain and stem stitches. I start with a "stick" figure sketch on plain muslin. I then begin to stitch, curving and meandering, changing colors and threads and directions as I go. My "plan" evolves as I sew, sometimes ending up as I had pictured, sometimes entirely different. This piece uses my love of trees physically and metaphorically, teaching us about life and love.