Feeling under the weather today. Stayed home from work and spent half the day napping. Last night I put together the final PDF of my first new cross-stitch pattern in many months. It’s the first of a series, and I can’t wait to share it.
Spring is coming slowly. Today was warm, but now the temperature is dropping, the rain is moving in, and parts of the Chicago area may see snow this weekend, although it likely won’t stick. In the meantime, the daylilies are starting to come up, but the tulips have been re-frozen so many times, I don’t know if we’ll see any flowers.
But, let’s get down to business. Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of book, art, embroidery, and textile news from around the web.
Here are this week’s links:
- The Embroiderers’ Guild of America shares “10 embroidered works of art that showcase the beauty of spring.”
- Best opening line for a news article: “It probably wouldn’t have surprised his long-suffering friends, but the remains of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge have been rediscovered in a wine cellar.”
- I love these: Photographer Joana Choumali adds embroidery to images captured of her hometown, Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
- So cool: Fabric of the Universe is an arts and science collaboration “exploring the connection between dark matter and woven textiles,” and it’s on display now at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Gotta go.
- The Chicago Tribune has more about the national park quilts that will be on display throughout Will County in the Chicago area this summer.
- I’m a sucker for novels about books, booksellers,and librarians. I may have to pick this one up, too.
Video of the Week
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. We need to support the arts in our schools.