Friday, April 27, 2012


Welcome to my new blog!!  My own little spot on the world wide web where I will share anything and everything related to threaded living ... cotton threads, wool threads, silk threads, rayon threads, even a space for polyester threads since polyester does have its benefits.  And no, this blog is not just about actual threads, although there will be a number of posts related to specific threads, but it will be about the home arts and crafts that use threads.  At least, the ones I am familiar with.

      I sew, crochet and embroider.  I do not knit, but I would be most happy to post about those who do.  In fact, this blog is not going to be just about me and my projects, but about others and their projects.  There are some amazing people out there doing amazing things with threads.

      So I suppose I should start out with a brief introduction of myself.  I have been sewing off and on for most of my life.  I learned young because my mother was and still is a sewer.  And she knits and crochets and embroiders.  I have some very early childhood memories about my Mom’s threaded crafts … especially since a few are wrapped up with me being sick and throwing up on some of her beautiful work.  It’s funny how the brain works when it comes to very early childhood memories.  She has always been a very crafty person, and when I started to become curious and picked things up, she was always there feeding me.  I don’t mean food (although, of course, she fed me food, rather nutritiously too … she’s always been a step ahead of the times at times) but those things necessary to satisfy the craving for working with things made by the hands.  Mom has been my number one enabler all my life when it comes to making pretty things.

      I have been able to duplicate Mom's enabling skill by enabling my own daughter in her art.  We do not use the same media --- hers is more about painting and drawing, on paper with pencil, on canvas with paint and on the computer with pixels.  But all the same, I encourage her to express her art as my Mom has encouraged me. 

      So, while this blog will be all about threaded living, I’d like to share with y’all (I’ve been living in Texas for long enough to have that word established in my dictionary!) something of my daughter’s art.

Lelia's favorite art subject
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