Sunday, June 19, 2016

Seems like forever

So much has happened since I last posted.  I have tried posting with Facebook and Instagram and honestly just not the same as taking the time to write a blog entry.  I will do a quick update - I promise I will do my best to keep it short a sweet.

End of last year I closed my insurance agency and since then have worked as a contractor while filling in my spare time with my crafts and hobby's.  I continue to stitch and am working on some new designs for the upcoming Harvest Market Hop.  I am realizing larger samplers take me a while and probably most of you and kits make life so much easier.  For the upcoming market I am working on a couple of small kits and will share more information as the designs come together.  I also hope to have an American Sampler with fall colors finished and ready for release.  Here  is a sneak peek of the original.
Eliza Huntriss 1813
I have also acquired two more samplers within a week of each other and when the arrived I realized the colors complement each other very well but styles are completely different.  Hoping to have them ready for the Spring Market but not release the entire sampler just smaller sections.  Let me know what you think - do you prefer large projects or smaller complimenting projects?  smaller projects kitted or not?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Annie's Boutique

Made the trip to Williamsburg yesterday to set up my table for Annie's Boutique at Kings Mill Resort.  The resort is a lovely location to get away for a stitching excursion.  I will be making the trip back to Williamsburg on Sunday with my mom to pick up my models.  I had to get back home yesterday so I didn't have an opportunity to take a lot of photos.  

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Hope everyone had a wonderful time with your family this Thanksgiving and able to squeeze in some stitching time for yourself.  I am spending time stitching for market which will be here before I know it.  I will be teaching a class at market.  The design is a small colonial home sampler on 45 ct Lakeside Linen fabric with Gloriana silks inserted into a watch fob.  Stitches are cross stitch, tent stitch and stem stitch.  The kit includes all materials along with chain and charms for watch fob to become a necklace.