Tag Archives: embroidery

The Dinner Party

In 1982  I saw The Dinner Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario as soon as it opened on its very first day. I met and chatted with Judy Chicago, and she autographed my book! If I hadn’t gone then, … Continue reading

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Stargazing

We were at home when the lights went out ten years ago.  From “the brow” above Hamilton we can see a great distance … on a clear day as far as the Toronto CN tower.  We did not know what … Continue reading

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Stick Your Neck Out

I finished my challenge piece on the Flammarion wood engraving just in time for the guild meeting this week. (See my last blog) I like the image of the wandering pilgrim/scholar who finally reached the horizon separating the flat earth … Continue reading

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Meditation for the New Year

Insights and Intuitions: Twenty-Five Images for a Trip Down Memory Lane Ellen Collington, 2007 Free motion machine embroidery on creme silk, mounted on velvet prepared for the 25th anniversary challenge of the Hamilton Quilters Guild Tonight we are planning to … Continue reading

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Les Vieux

To-day I am feeling rather sad and it helps to listen to this song by Jacques Brel. Les Vieux is about extreme old age and the approach of death.  As a youth, Brel’s acting troop performed in old age homes, … Continue reading

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Steampunk, Fiber Art, and Greased Lightning

The Quilt and Fibre Festival of Waterloo Region and Beyond was held a few weeks ago! I was in St.Jacobs to assist with the CEGG embroidery guild display in the Old Mill, to see the quilt show and have high … Continue reading

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EBook…or EmBook? Stitching Idyllic Spring Flowers

My first eBook is an embroidery book by my good friend, Ann Bernard, from the Canadian Embroidery Guild, Guelph. It seems fitting that this purchase should combine two hobbies… needlework, and using the computer as a source of information. I … Continue reading

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