Merlin Plays Fetch & Other Breaking News

Seriously, is this one of the most hilarious things ever? Merlin is SO clever! So Merlin, in addition to all of his other amusing and endearing characteristics, also plays fetch. He may be small, but he’s fierce! In the morning, but occasionally in the evening as well, he will bring me his “cork,” which is… Continue reading Merlin Plays Fetch & Other Breaking News

To Do Lists & FB Live Mishaps

Some people use calendars, others just keep everything they need to do in their heads, I keep lists. You know the old fashion, hand written list made on a scrap of paper or if I’m being really organized, on a note pad, preferably letter or even legal sized, as my lists tend to be pretty… Continue reading To Do Lists & FB Live Mishaps

Curiosity, Youtube & Asking Quora

One of my favorite memories of spending time with one of my brothers, I have three, as a young girl was sitting in the field in front of our house discussing space. This brother went on to become a bio-chemist and is now a professor. He had just introduced me to the concept of infinity… Continue reading Curiosity, Youtube & Asking Quora

Laughter and Humor During Troubling Times

Most of us, here in the United States, are hoping the next day and a half will go by quietly and without violence. In addition, since most of us are not yet vaccinated, and the variant has hit the US, with death tolls from COVID at an all time high, I thought the perfect remedy… Continue reading Laughter and Humor During Troubling Times

A Little Snow in NYC

Any little bit of snow is exciting news here in New York City where we used to get several big blizzards a year, but now, not so much. So in anticipation I went out for an early morning stroll and had such a lovely walk. I made a video of my morning outing and just… Continue reading A Little Snow in NYC

What I Did Over the Weekend…

I spent at least 16 hours this weekend analyzing and stitching examples of the Trellis Stitch. Specifically the spiral trellis stitch, which was one of dozens of stitches that adorned the Plimoth Jacket, a women’s waistcoat, made in the early 1600’s. Another heavily embroidered jacket is in the costume collection at the Metropolitan Museum here… Continue reading What I Did Over the Weekend…

Stitching with Gimp and a lot of Laughter

If you’d like to laugh and explore stitching (or in my case attempting to) with silk gimp and the thicker gimp that Painter’s Threads hand dyes, this was the live stream I did yesterday. Warning: We laughed A LOT. My attempts at using the crinkly silk gimp became more comedic than informative… However, I am… Continue reading Stitching with Gimp and a lot of Laughter

A New York City Adventure And the Winner is…

I am a bit tardy in getting this post out to the world as I went on a little adventure this morning and filmed it so all of you can join me, if you like, tomorrow morning, when I post it on my YouTube Channel: Ariane Zurcher ~ On the Other Hand. I rarely go… Continue reading A New York City Adventure And the Winner is…

Designing and The Joys & Pitfalls of Live Streaming

I did another live stream yesterday. We covered the Split Stitch and the Split Back Stitch, which I prefer. I really love live streaming. It’s so much more fun to demonstrate stitches when people are responding, giving suggestions, asking questions, than when I’m just demonstrating a stitch to a silent room. In addition I don’t… Continue reading Designing and The Joys & Pitfalls of Live Streaming

My First LiveStream & the Occasional Swear Word

It was a bumpy start and I almost deleted the whole thing, but then thought better of it and decided it was a good marker of my FIRST ever public livestream! You can skip past the bumps, like the beginning where I talk to myself thinking since no one had shown up yet, it didn’t… Continue reading My First LiveStream & the Occasional Swear Word