This blog chronicles my knitting, sewing, drawing, inspired upcycling, and creative play – both successes and failures.
Why Spring Stitches? Well, Spring has always been my favorite season. It is a time of renewal as the dormant and hibernating elements of nature and life peek out into the world and once more to brighten and enrich our days (and nights) with color, scents, and sounds. Spring is also a time of rebirth which strikes a familiar note with all those interested in creating things from recycled materials (aka upcycling). Spring Stitches sprouted from my other blog, 40 Shades of Life, and its focus on living in Cork, Ireland. More and more, my posts focused on knitting and other creative endeavors until it was clear that a separate blog was necessary to do the content justice.
The blog content is brought to you by me, a blogger, writer, photographer, graphic designer, foodie, knitter, wife, daughter, friend, aunt, mystery lover, and world traveler (limited to places with indoor plumbing). Shortly after marrying the love of my life, we made our dreams come true and moved to Cork City, Ireland from the U.S. After five months of ‘settling in’ to Irish life and missing my friends in the States, I joined the local SnB group, learned to knit, and began to forge some wonderful friendships. Knitting has reawakened my crafty side that had long been dormant in favor of more two-dimensional art endeavors.
I am so happy you’ve taken time out of your day to visit Spring Stitches and hope you find inspiration, helpfulness, and a bit of creative sunshine here. Please have a seat, pour a cup of tea and stay a while.