the stitch itch

When a chill sets over the land I start feeling a peculiarly strong itch to stitch.

Here are two of my most recent parlays into stitchery:

On the left is an ode to lovers (and wink at the epic Moulin Rouge ballad) which I finished at 2:30 in the morning, half an hour before leaving to catch a flight to a wedding in Norway. And on the right is an ode to my favorite doctor friend, who happens to have a charming potty mouth.

Here are a few of my favorite stitchers who never fail to jog my creativity…

Iviva OlenicLucky Jackson of 365 Lucky Days

and Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching.

Fun, right? I love mash-ups of traditional medium with irreverent subject matter, and I can’t wait to start stitching my way into the holidays — handmade naughty/nice crafts make the very best gifts!