in my life and in my work, i am always looking for ways to improve. i believe that with consistency and dedication, small changes accumulate and lead to big results.Read More
i'm really digging all of the stitch variations and layers in this design.
here's my hoop so far (almost done now!) perfectly paired with my own vintage stoneware plate and my favorite snack.
here she is... our new pattern for august stitch club!
i designed this one based on those floral stoneware dishes from the 70's and 80's. do you remember those?
my terrarium stitching is coming along so nicely! even after all these years, i still get excited to see my designs translated from flat lines to a textural, colorful, vivid version. stitch by stitch.Read More
this new design is my whimsical take on a swedish folk art dala horse. as is the tradition for dala horse artists, i’ve drawn mine in my own style.Read More
i'm continuing my series of helping hands with this new design, and i've really been looking forward to stitching this one up.
i got a little porch stitching time yesterday afternoon:
i really wanted to keep things super simple with the stitch club design for march, so i created it almost completely with straight stitches.Read 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
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
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 design is inspired by something that is on my mind a lot: stillness.
i think we all know how vital it is to intentionally set aside time to just BE, to get quiet, to step away from the hectic and non-stop busy pace of our lives.
it's may already! how is time flying so fast?
you may have seen this on instagram already, but i finished my april stitch club pattern, april flower! i outlined all of the satin stitching using a single strand of black back stitches.
say hello to march's 'night garden' pattern!
new month = new pattern, and this one is inspired by two of my favorite things: the moon and plants.Read More
i've used colonial knots with tails for these lighter green stems (2 strands) but you could also just use a straight stitch with a knot on top.Read More
i’ve been devouring the shetland island mystery books lately, and so when i started doodling these little houses, they quickly began to resemble the setting of the books: a quaint little island village, enveloped in fog,Read More
i've been stitching along on the november #cozybluestitchclub pattern. this mandala has some detailed linework, but the stitching itself is really simple.Read More