The handmade needlepoint boxes I have been making have filled a certain restless space; they each take at least a day to make, and are satisfying objects when I am finished. I have been approaching each of the small needlepoints with an idea, but no plan, letting the colors inspire and the abstraction grow.
Magnolia is a special tree for me, conjuring up many memories. I began by stitching the branches. I used some of the thread I had dyed and let the colors do what they would.