These thread paintings from the series Home illustrate rural landscapes within 50 miles of my hometown in Northeast Texas. I have recently spent Saturday mornings photographing the region’s landscape. Photographs taken while driving down dirt roads serve as the starting point for watercolor sketches. Based on the sketch, I dye cotton muslin for the sky and background. The grasses and trees are formed through free motion machine embroidery and through hand stitching. The use of thread and needle forces the work to progress more slowly than if the landscapes were rendered in paint. The more deliberate process echoes the quietness I associate with these places.