30 circles, 30 days. A few minutes of quiet stitching every day, each one a little oasis of calm.


I like the negative space. It’s like the untold part of the story, the gaps between thoughts and activities.


I’ve also been working a bit more on the cover, since this will eventually fold up into a book.

book cover for 2023 daily stitching

It’s very simple but it’s enough, I think.

April, detail
April, detail, cotton and silk threads
early April
April, detail – new growth and spring rain

Next month, back to the grid – squares/blocks with occasional circles. Maybe the best of both worlds.

May, in the wings

Incidentally, you can now purchase and download my 2023 templates here – 12 different templates, approximately A4 size (or 8.5″ x 11″ letter size, if you’re not in Europe): there are some grids, some blocks, some lines, some shapes. I’m looking forward to using them myself.

2023 templates

Author: Karen

Textile and mixed media artist

14 thoughts on “April”

    1. Lovely! Once I had found the time to make it a regular practice it very quickly became an essential part of my day.

    1. thank you, Pam. I hope I’ve made the spine wide enough 🀞🏻

  1. Your circles are beautiful and your work is so inspiring. I love the idea of stitching something small each day I may have to give it a try.

    1. thank you 😊 it’s a lovely thing to do and doesn’t take long once you get into it

  2. I’m partial to the circles and i love that they are all different. So pretty.

    1. I always think the negative space is like what happens while we’re thinking about something else

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