An ever so brief introduction to the blog. This personal blog space has been around in one form or another since 2010. It focuses on making, creativity, and clothing. Thank you for being here with me. - xo, Holly

14
Feb
2017
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stitching, typing, knitting – plus an experiment with video

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

I focused on embroidering, typing, and knitting this week.

Embroidering on my gigantic meditative embroidery project. Typing away on the edits for the third Shawl Geometry Book. And knitting away on my Lady Bat sweater.

Plus, I experimented with another video this week (far shorter this time).

8
Feb
2017
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focus, overwhelm, and stardust. So may crafty projects, so little time.

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

So many projects, so little time.

Sanity stitching, plus 27 feet of gold lame, plus putting another repeat on my Lady Bat sweater, plus more Shawl Geometry Book Three edits, plus, plus, plus…

Whenever I feel like I have a million projects on the (metaphorical) needles, I find myself trying to navigate a balancing act of (what I think of as) levels of zoom.

By that, I mean, sometimes I’m zoomed in to the level of intensely forced focused and framed around one particular thing – this is the space where one project moves forward in leaps and bounds, but after awhile all the other projects start niggling.

Other times I zoom out to an overview high level where I can see all the things that are happening, how they interact, what what needs to go where, when things are happening, how things are happening, why things are happening, etc. etc. but while this is the space where planning can happen, it’s also super overwhelming.

And at other-other times, I zoom out to the “we are all made of stardust” level of focus.

That’s what I’ve felt like this week (and in truth the last couple weeks) – a pinball between focus, overwhelm, and stardust – and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

focus – overwhelm – stardust – focus – overwhelm – stardust.

1
Feb
2017
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Stitch. Stitch. Stitch. Write. Write. Write. Call. Call. Call. Make. Make. Make.

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

What do I have swirling around my brain right now?

I can’t believe it was only two weeks ago that I released the second edition of the second book in the Shawl Geometry Series. It feels like a lifetime ago.

I pulled out an old, old work in progress this week.

It’s an embroidery project that I started when I very first moved to NYC. The idea was to embroider fabric and turn it into a skirt. I’ve worked on it on and off over the past four years, but other projects came in and out and took focus.

I pulled this project out at the end of the year, when I reviewed all the projects I have in the works, and said maybe I’d keep working on it and turn it into a wall hanging of some sort.

Well, I pulled it out, and it’s turning into a growing meditation on individuals coming together to form a collective tapestry. (That, and also being a way to keep my anxiety at bay.)

And I’m still editing the second edition of Shawl Geometry Book Three. Plus doing all the other things.

Stitch. Stitch. Stitch. Write. Write. Write. Call. Call. Call. Make. Make. Make.

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