Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Patterns Available

I have taught so many projects to my students over the last 13 years and I was recently encouraged by a friend of mine to write them into patterns! I takes a lot of time, but I really enjoyed every moment of it. Pictured above is a cute crazy quilt billfold pattern that I just finished.
Here is a cute crazy quilt Easter Egg pattern. This is one of my favorites, I just love to crazy quilt in pastel colors!
This is a cute collection of monthly embroidery patterns. They would so cute to embroider and put in the center of a crazy quilt block!

All of these patterns are available at my website,

Talk to you later,

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Playing Around with the Computer!

I have this new computer program that I was playing around with. I took this old cigarette silk I have and.....
voila, I turned it into this! I thought it was so cool I wanted to share it with you!

That's all for today,

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Why I haven't posted in awhile...

I have been so busy this month and it is supposed to be my month off! I have been busy stitching new projects for my spring classes. My open house to showcase the new spring projects will be February 5, so if you live in my area, you are welcome to come!

Along with stitching new projects, I have been working on other things. The top picture is the result from taking a class from Carole Samples when she was here in November. The class was Build a Better Block. I am happy with the result, but I can tell you, my block is very simple compared to the complex and beautiful blocks that other students were making! I'll keep you posted as I embellish it.
Here is another embroidered snowflake that I have done on one of the projects for the spring classes.

I have also been busy putting together the Victorian Stitchery Retreat for 2011. I have four wonderful teachers lined up and the dates for the retreat will be November 7-10. I have had the retreat at the same venue all the years I have done this, so I decided it was time for a change! The retreat will now be at the Old Town Hotel! You can get more info on the hotel at There is a lot to do in the area with 15 restaurants within a two block radius of the hotel. The area is also filled with little boutiques, museums and a movie theatre. Invitations for the retreat will go out in mid-February, so if you are interested in coming just let me know!

Talk to you later,

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

This is a little snowflake that I embroidered this week. I love to embroider little motifs like this! It is from a new square that I will be teaching this spring, so I'll keep you posted. ( I just noticed that I forgot one lazy daisy in the snowflake, I'll have to fix that today!)

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

Talk to you later,