Catherine Whall Smith . . . TIME to plant and TIME to move on!

I thought after all the yard clean up from that broken tree that has been in our yard since March 2020 , which also coincides with the start of the Corona Virus pandemic, that the yard work was complete. Guess again – the Fall 75% off Clearance Sale at our local Lowe’s was just too tempting.

So now it’s Time to plant all those shrubs I purchased and watch them grow. Recently, my husband shared the poem “Turn, Turn, Turn” by the Byrd’s from the local publication “Neighbor’s November”* 2020 pg. 6 – the words have always been so timely, especially now.  As we celebrate our new President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, we also need to remind ourselves that there is much to do.

Studio Update: The hand quilting is complete on “Herd Immunity” so it’s time to attach the binding.  I’ve cut 3 inch wide bias strips from a black and white Kaffe Fassett fabric for Free Spirit. – The fabric titled “Onion Rings” is being auditioned on the edge of the piece. After sewing to the piece’s edge it will be attached to stretched Classic Cotton Canvas by wrapping and stapling the binding to the back of the frame. Note: The bias strip could stretch when I machine stitch it to “Herd Immunity”, so I usually sew a line of stitching on either side of the bias strip. (Shown Below)


“A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late” – The Byrd’s

 It’s Friday the 13th . . . Stay Safe Smith Stitch Studio

* Virtual Artists Open Studios of Northeastern CT.   1st Weekend Nov.27, 28, 29; & December 5,6, 10–5. Read more in Neighbors No. 189 -Nov. 2020 Pg.13.  

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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