• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Crystal Fog by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 13“ x 12“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 187 x 166

  • Stitched 2 over 2


  • DMC

  • Kreinik blending filaments

  • Weeks Dye Works

  • Crescent Colours

  • Petite Treasure Braid

About the design:

Next to the vastness of sky and earth, wind is the most noticeable characteristic of the prairie. A constant and almost sentient presence, the wind’s touch is insubstantial, yet powerful, ranging from a breeze’s gentle caress to the raging fists of a storm wind. Wind can be blast furnace hot in summer and knife-edged, bitter cold in winter. It heralds the storms of spring, strips leaves from the trees in autumn and is the close partner of fire in the cleansing and renewal of life to the prairie.

The quote here is a shortened version of one by Charles Baudelaire and seemed to fit my current life fairly well. I have, with the help of my friend/Creative Consultant, Beth Montelone, also included a pattern page of other words in the same font that you can substitute for “madness” if you happen to have a less morbid mindset.

Released in 2005