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Pups Who Pack

I love collaborations. I’m always interested in working with other artists and designers, it’s inspiring and energizing. This month I’m so excited to be working with Maggie Modena the designer and creative force behind Pups Who Pack. We chatted about art, working with a creativity coach and fabric design. I told her that if she […]

Mindful Stitching

     There are times when my mind is racing and not always with thoughts of projects and fun things to do. It projects horrible outcomes for everyday events, it swims in hurtful comments from acquaintances or ridiculous posts on FB – and I find myself overwhelmed by depression and anxiety.  During those times my “go […]


I realized that I haven’t posted a picture of the fish that I (got carried away) making. These are fun little guys to stitch – fairly simple, sequins, organza, big eyes… what’s not to love.  These need to be mounted on stands, which will happen as soon as I can find our drill (did I […]

Bluebird of Happiness

I love working on reverse applique projects because they are ridiculously detailed and the stitching is painstaking. Here is a little timeline of the creation of my latest piece.                                      


A few years ago I made a very large mosquito, a piece that I still have and still love, Looking at her I decided that I wanted to do another winged insect, a dragonfly.  In my usual way, I found pictures to paste in my sketchbook then began working on a pattern. I wanted to […]


I love vintage linen tea towels. I usually buy them with Vera Neumann designs but now and then something else will catch my eye and I must have it.  Or sometimes I will buy a bundle of tea towels at a great price and end up with something odd.  This one came to me that […]


Everyone knows that you’re never sure where or when inspiration will strike.  What is certain is that it won’t hit you if you’re not looking for it. Like the other day while dropping off some flour at a friend’s house. In the driveway a neighbor had dropped the cellophane and organza from a bouquet of […]

aaaand, I’m back

It’s so hard to blog when you really don’t feel like you have anything to say. I’ve been struggling with a massive creative block.  I’ve read books about it, tried aromatherapy, setting up a little alter, hours online looking for inspiration but lately two things have happened that seemed to have helped me to turn […]

A Stitch a Day

Last year I followed Crystal Moody’s Year of Creative Habits. I jumped in around January 5 and continued throughout the year, although I admit to slacking off towards the end of the year. It was great making the time each day to work in my sketchbook but here’s the thing… last year I never felt […]