• Family,  Holidays

    Out Dasher, Out Dancer

    The year is quickly winding to a close, and I'm still reeling from all the Christmas chaos. It was so much fun having all the family together, and I actually wish I could rewind everything and enjoy it all again. But no, I must pack away all the little things that have decorated the house for the season, back to…

  • Critters,  Holidays

    Christmas Hooligans

    I tried taking the Hooligans' photo recently for Christmas, and my hair still hasn't grown back yet from where I snatched it out. "Come on, hoolies, let's do this. Sit nice for me and you can have a Wheat Thin." "Tasha, you need to move forward." "Tasha, move forward so I can take the picture. You can have a Wheat…

  • Stitching

    Elizabeth Sheffield

    I finished! I've been working here and there on Elizabeth since last year, and have enjoyed every stitch. The colors were so much fun to work with! I love Rhode Island samplers! Elizabeth is by The Scarlet Letter, and I changed the colors to my own conversion of Hand Dyed Fibers and Carrie's Creation silks. Here's a wonky photo of…

  • Family,  Good Things

    Pink Papaya!

    I'm a sucker for good cosmetics and skin care. What can I say? I got it honestly, as my mother is quite the cosmetics fiend herself, often hiding in a closet somewhere with her laptop, adding things to her virtual shopping cart and checking out faster than you can cry Uncle-wears-mascara. So imagine my excitement when Bre announced to me…

  • Stitching

    Late in Posting

    It was at the Shepherd's Bush retreat in October that I discovered Jeanette Douglas' charming little Quaker Pincushions and their accompanying pins and buttons. I visited the Shepherd's Boutique every day and always found myself at Jeanette's table, eyeing the models and playing, playing with those little colorful pillows. Finally, on the last day, I said to her, "Jeanette, I…

  • New Designs

    Coming Soon…

    This is my last release for the year, and it will be out some time in the middle of this month. I hope you all like it! Because I'm always sending out my patterns to model stitchers at the eleventh hour, there is often too little time to have things framed. But I do love this as a little pillow,…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Holidays

    Fall Behind

    I was sorting through some photos on the computer and thought I'd share a few moments from the fall season. With my older girls away from home, sometimes the only way they can catch up with what's going on around here is through my blog, bc there really isn't time in their whirlwind trips back to Omaha to go through…

  • Family,  Holidays,  Stitching

    Winter Sampler Exchange!

    Oh my goodness, you have no idea how giddy Mom and I have been about our annual sampler exchange, and it finally happened yesterday! We were only waiting for the boxes from Jill's studio to arrive, and as soon as they did, my plan was to run every red light bw here and Mom's house in my excitement to swap…