On squares and circles...


I’m not sure what it is about squares. When I first started using Instagram you had to post square pictures. I learned to see the hedgerow and the old oak tree in square frames. But almost as soon as Instagram allowed you to use portrait rectangles, I was there, and I’ve rarely if ever posted a square picture since.

Almost all of my stitchery has been in rectangles.

Until the summer of 2018. I suddenly had an urge to work in squares.

I’ve no idea where that desire came from, but for the last few weeks I’ve been stitching a series of pieces each measuring just under 12” square.

And most of those feature circles…

There’s something compelling about circles. They have a magic all their own.

Circles within squares…