one of my favorite things to post about on instagram is my reading life. the comments and discussions areRead More
i planned to use brick stitch again this month. this time i used it around the edges of the leaves to make them bolder, to differentiate them from the inner contour lines of the leaves.Read More
the weather the past few days has been absolutely amazing. we went from polar vortex to spring-like sunny weather in a matter of days.Read More
i've gotten several questions about how to embroider brick stitch, so i made a quick video tutorial for it:Read More
the hoop above is something i've been working on for the past few weeks,Read More
for january stitch club, my new golden mandala pattern is a simple centering mandala design. i'm taking a chance with the floss and trying something new: tone on tone.Read More
in the days ahead, may we feel creative and connected, focused and free, strong and successful, cozy and calm, present and powerful.Read More
from me to you, sending wishes for a peaceful and joy-filled holiday.
this past weekend was my birthday. i'm 40 now! i gotta say, my 30's were really great, butRead More
our lives today are filled to the brim and we are constantly on the go. we have so many opportunities!Read More
i really like reading other people's lists (am i weird?) so i thought it might be fun to share a few random things that are making me happy these days:Read More
i frequently receive questions about my use of backing fabric and also about stabilizers. so if you're wondering what in the world i'm talking about (you're not alone!) and maybe this will help.Read More
jennifer wrote a beautiful post on mindfully stitching marigolds, and she chose my merry gold pattern as one. i love her description of stitching as meditation and remembrance.Read More
july has been a really busy month for me, but i've been making some progress on my summertime garden hoop!
here's what i have done so far
this kit is just one tiny part of one fantastic bundle that is up for auction, with all proceeds going to help families reunite and stay together. head on over toRead More
my new collection of kits is available now!!
i have 3 new kits available in my web shop and ready for you to stitch. if you like the iron-on versions or pre-printed patterns, i've got those too!
i hope you had a great weekend! we celebrated mother's day on sunday, and it was a really great day! mother's day isn't always the easiest holiday for me, but this year truly was wonderful.Read More