• Happiness By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    HAPPINESS

    Happiness is when one of your favorite pair of socks gets a hole, and you can't bear to throw the other one away, so you save it and...

  • Happy Easter! By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    HAPPY EASTER!

    I've been dyeing Easter eggs with the now-ten-year-old for several years. We missed last year, at the height of the first surge of...

    Works
  • Long time coming By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    LONG TIME COMING

    A few years I bought two wood painting panels, 8 x 8 x 1.5 inches, and wanted to experiment with adding more paint to my collages....

    Wood, Panel, Ad, Paper, Drawing, Painter, Painting, Mixed
  • How to make the aloha shirt block By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    HOW TO MAKE THE ALOHA SHIRT BLOCK

    The other day Marietta left a comment on an old blog post that I had written about my marathon of making baby quilts for my dear friend...

    Pattern, Print, Blog, Ad
  • More about baby afghans By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    MORE ABOUT BABY AFGHANS

    After I posted photos of two babies with their baby afghans , Carolyn left a comment and asked "Do you ever share the stitch for these...

  • Baby afghans - complete with babies By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    BABY AFGHANS - COMPLETE WITH BABIES

    For years I've been crocheting baby afghans by the dozens, the perfect handwork to pick up in the TV room or while visiting with company,...

    Works, Drawing, Burning
  • Trying something new By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    TRYING SOMETHING NEW

    I went to the art supply store last week for the first time since pandemic, and came home with, among other stuff, a dozen wood painting...

    Works, Wood, Panel, Art, Display, Painting
  • Mystery stitching - did you do it? By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    MYSTERY STITCHING - DID YOU DO IT?

    Dabbling in the never-ending task of trying to clean out and organize my studio, I came upon a bag of hand stitching. One piece I recognized...

    Works, Artist
  • A year of work By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    A YEAR OF WORK

    More than a year ago I saw photos in the newspaper of people lining up to vote in the New Hampshire primary, the first election of...

    Works, Paper, Magazine, Artist
  • Updated at last By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    UPDATED AT LAST

    It's been way too long since my website was updated, but as of today you can see the new, improved me at kathleenloomis.com! Updating...

    Gallery, Calligraphy, Works, Body, Art, Ad, Blog
  • Phase 1 finished!! By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    PHASE 1 FINISHED!!

    I have made 2,662 postage-stamp-size quilts, their polka dots signifying coronaviruses floating around in the air around us, each one...

    Works, Sketch
  • A reader finds inspiration By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    A READER FINDS INSPIRATION

    It's always great when somebody out there not only reads your blog, but grabs an idea and does something lovely with it. This time...

    Works, Blog
  • More counting - oops!! By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    MORE COUNTING - OOPS!!

    I've been watching TV for several hours a day all during the impeachment trial, sometimes in my studio while sewing "postage stamps"...

    Painting
  • Counting knots By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    COUNTING KNOTS

    The impeachment trial has already proven to be a most conducive environment for hand stitching. While watching yesterday I made a whole...

  • Back to the pandemic memorial sewing By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    BACK TO THE PANDEMIC MEMORIAL SEWING

    The last time I wrote about my coronavirus memorial quilt at the end of January, I had 23 bundles of 25 postage stamp-size little quilts,...

    Works
  • Totally frivolous By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    TOTALLY FRIVOLOUS

    I was looking through old blog posts last week and happened upon one published in a long-ago early February , suggesting that maybe...

    Blog
  • Because you asked By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    BECAUSE YOU ASKED

    After I posted yesterday about the coronavirus memorial quilt, Cozygirl left a comment and asked: "Will you handstitch the piecing...

    Blog
  • Progress report - coronavirus memorial By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    PROGRESS REPORT - CORONAVIRUS MEMORIAL

    I haven't decided yet what to call my memorial quilt, but I have made significant progress in the last few days. To keep track, I'm...

  • More deaths to count By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    MORE DEATHS TO COUNT

    Although I don't think I'm at all obsessed with death, I seem to have a recurring desire to mark and count the deaths associated with...

    Canvas, Artist
  • Good news for calligraphers By Art With a Needle   -   Apr 12, 2021

    GOOD NEWS FOR CALLIGRAPHERS

    In case you were wondering about your India ink:

    Ink