American Craft magazine has undergone a wonderful redesign of both the print publication and Web site. The current issue's cover article is about the work of Kathryn Pannepacker, who is painting murals in Philadelphia derived from global textile patterns. There's also an article called "Craft & Community," with a Q&A with contemporary quilter/success story Denyse Schmidt. There are several other fiber- and stitching-related articles online from both the current issue and the archives.
Oh, and they have a blog that will keep you busy following fascinating links . . . . bookmark this one.
I haven't done much stitching at all in the last few months; I'm not sure how that happened. Last night, though, I took the latest mirror-and-stitching piece and added some fabric strips around it, at the suggestion of a friend. Now I need to find something for a batting layer and do more stitching in the areas I've added. I know I tend to create relatively formal arrangements that I hope still have enough complexity to be interesting and not static; I'm not fighting it right now.