My name is Susan Elliot Beatty. I live in Toronto for part of the year and for the other part I live on an island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. I have a husband, two children, a beloved labrador (Marina) and a cantankerous old rabbit (Alice). I am an art historian and have lectured and written about various 16th and 17th century topics, specializing in the Roman Baroque. I am currently working on a big project which seems to go on and on.
I am passionate about textiles. If I were to start again I would study costume design. I love to knit. I love reading about knitting and I am interested in wool as a sustainable resource. I am from a country (Canada) where winters are cold and knitwear has an important history. I am probably going to have to start writing about knitting too. I am currently working on some designs, both knitting and sewing in order to promote awareness of these crafts.
I am a competitive sailor and I am working to promote more women of all ages into the sport.
I have wonderful friends from all parts of my life, and it is my greatest hope that they, first and foremost, will enjoy reading my blog.
Just a note about the photos: All photos on this blog are taken by me unless otherwise credited. Please don’t reuse them without permission.