The starting point of my stitching series was inspired by an 8,000 mile solo road trip from Vermont to California and back. The series has continued to evolve as I investigate line through trails, roads, routes and paths; recording daily activity with thread & paper. Why a stitched line versus drawing with pen or pencil? Process. The act of stitching. A conscious slowing down. The sound of the needle puncturing the paper creates a rhythm, a meditation.