Closing my shop…

means I’ll have more time to design! Today I officially announced I will be closing my retail shop to focus on my own designs. Although many of my retail customers are very sad, I’m personally very excited about becoming a full time Designer. It has been very challenging the last couple of years having a shop…
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Fantastic Framing…and more

Sarah sent me this photo of her framed “Appalachia” – she turned it on its side and had some really cool mats cut for it. Another photo from Sarah is her finished “Aquamarine”. The framing is simple and really sets it off. This is Mary E.’s “Amazing Color” – she used this as a “stash…
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Back from Baltimore…

I’m back from the Needlework Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland. I exhibited my designs and had a fabulous time. My mom came and helped me in my “booth” and I’m always happy to spend time with her. The photo above shows my first Baltimore crabcake – it was so yummy I had another crabcake dinner…
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Photos to share…

I have some fun photos to share. The first are a couple of pillows my mom finished for a friend of ours – Dottie stitched Burst of Stars (originally a Mystery class) in the Tahiti colorway and Amazing Color in the silks. She wanted them “fun & funky” so they were sashed with Kaffe Fassett fabric and…
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Funky Hearts…

I put the last stitch in Funky Hearts yesterday! I woke the cats up to help me celebrate!! It will be published next month but here’s a bit of a sneak peek! I’m now going to devote my stitching time to the Mystery I’ll start in the fall. I’m using a palette of colors I’ve…
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Lollipops…

Here it is –  finished and ready to be framed! Now I have several other ideas that are a takeoff of this design. It will be a while before I get to them though. I’m almost finished working on my Funky Hearts – I had a marathon session of stitching today and did one whole border…
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Color Delights

Don’t you hate it when you type a whole blog post and then get an error when you hit “Post”?! It just happened to me so I’ll try to remember all I wrote and try again…it’ll probably be shorter this time! I’m releasing a new Color Delights – Chartreuse early next week – it’s at…
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Lollipops…

I’ve filled in most of the background with black now and it just makes the lollipops “pop”! I used five strands of floss to cover the white canvas. I’m really happy with it now and will be able to release this design this summer. Here’s a sneak peek at part that’s done... Now I’m back to…
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Hearts…and more

I’m stitching on my Hearts again. I’d taken a bit of a break as I closed down the framing department at my shop last month. We had to move a lot of stuff out as I let go of one of the spaces I leased. Part of the space was the storage closet for my patterns and stuff…
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Working on…

Disclaimer: I’m about to show you what I’m currently designing and stitching – this in no way implies when I will finish it, release it, or any other time related news. I’m really just enjoying the process and the stitching, which so far, I am doing myself. It will be MONTHS before it’s done! This…
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