River Island Needleworker

I am an avid needleworker and quilter from Plainwell, Michigan. Plainwell is located about 10 miles north of Kalamazoo, Michigan and is situated on an island in the Kalamzoo River. The Kalamazoo River is an EPA area of concern due to PCB contamination from the numerous paper mills along the river. For more information see Kalamazoo River Superfund Site and wikiPedia

Monday, February 28, 2005

Ode to the backstitch

I have a love/hate relationship with backstitching. It's never been my favorite part of cross stitch. But on the other hand, by the time you get to the backstitching there is light at the end of the tunnel. So while I actually look forward to backstitching a piece, I don't really like sitting down and actually doing it.

I use to think this was because I thought backstitching was boring. Now I think its due to a reluctance to actually let a piece go, especially with a project that has been around for awhile. Suddenly there is this void, this little hole in the fabric of my life. Perhaps this is why I have so many UFO's.