Tuesday, February 18, 2014

(Not So) Secret Admirer

Day 18 of our blogger's challenge asks us to share a blog we admire, expat or not.

Now that I'm a blogger myself, I know what goes into the process.  It takes real commitment to not only sit down and write type out the post, but also to share a bit of yourself with others.  So as cheesy as it sounds, I admire all bloggers.

That being said, there's a blogger that I have been following for quite some time.  Her name is Monika Kinner-Whalen.  She is a Canadian fibre artist and her studio is called My Sweet Prairie.

I discovered her one day as I was trolling blogs for anything quilt-related and I've been hooked ever since.  I've even commissioned her to create a thread painting of a photo Mr. Smith took of jacaranda trees in Grafton.  It's complete now and in the final stages of framing.  I'm so excited to receive it.

Here are some of the posts of her work on my project:

Things I Love Thursdays

She Sews, She Scores!

And she doesn't only do thread painting.  She's multi-talented.  Check her out!


  1. Wow - what an amazing blog to share. I am seriously impressed with her thread painting! I had never even heard of such a thing. That is going to look amazing hanging on your wall!

    1. I know, right??? I'm so excited. Can hardly wait.

  2. I really love all the work I've seen! I didn't even know this was a thing! Thanks so much for sharing. If you don't mind my asking, is it quite expensive to commission a piece of art like yours?

  3. Oh my, your jacaranda piece is stunning. What a talented artist. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very impressive! I'm envious of people who are so crafty. I can't even sew a button on. Haha!

  5. I absolutely love the jacaranda thread painting. What an excellent idea. It makes me realize that I have missed the act of creating something with my hands---I used to cross stitch--I even brought numerous unfinished projects with me to Australia that have sat untouched. Monika's work is inspirational.