• Crazy Kids,  Family

    Bean

    Hey Bean! I was going through some photos and realized I never showed you any of your birthday pictures! So here you go: the good, the bad, and the just plain weird moments on your 18th birthday… This will sort of be like watching a home movie, with me narrating and stuff. 🙂 Here you are, coming out of your…

  • Good Things

    Ordinary Surprise

    It goes without saying that autumn leaves are a wonder to behold. To see them gently fall from their branches, cloaking the ground in preparation for the winter ahead is something I find utterly fascinating; God, in His Glory, has simply thought of everything. I marvel at that. I asked Sabrina once, "Who thinks of putting leaves on top of…

  • Family

    A Day with Sophie

    I missed my Joonie while I was gone, so the day after I returned from Myrtle Beach, she and I decided to do something together that we haven't done in a while: we visited the zoo. I just posted this next photo on Facebook, and I was saying how I love it when Sophie lets her guard down and doesn't…

  • Friends,  Stitching,  Travel

    Myrtle Beach

    What a nice time I had at the Pals Convention this past week! Although I'm happy to be home, I truly miss each person I met there, and came away with new friendships and aching sides from laughing so hard. Shortly after arriving, I met up with Tanya Brockmeyer from The Scarlett House and we headed straight down to the…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Turkey Love

    This one was a fun stitch! The fabric used on the model was 36 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linens, and the threads called for are Belle Soie (Moss, Red Fox, and Poison Apple) and Needlepoint Inc. silks (993, 973, 971, 694, 244, 775, 315, 981, and 342). The stitch count is 90 x 89, and the frame is…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Coming Soon

    The online Needlework Show is going to be opening on the 20th, and I'll have 3 new releases. You saw Eulalie Long yesterday, and here's another one… This one is called Poor Maidens, based on an old Christmas carol… This is the same frame used for Christmas Tea, by The Family Tree Frame Company. The model was stitched on 40…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Imagine, if you will…

    Some of you may know that I have a special place in my heart for the creepy and macabre. When I first started designing, I decided to create tombstone samplers, hoping there were a few stitchers out there who would enjoy having such a collection. I quickly found out, however, that I was in the minority – especially when I…