Swirly Tree Hand Embroidery

As I’ve been slowly working my way through the year, doodling and drawing each day, I’ve noticed a theme emerging: nature and love.  One of my best selling embroidery patterns is this very simple tree. I didn’t think it would do well because, honestly it’s just a bunch of vertical lines.  But that is my most-purchased pattern. One day a […]

How to Organize Embroidery Floss

                          I love to embroider.  Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved to create art with needle and thread.  I remember the first embroidery pattern I ever designed by myself: a giant Tweety Bird.  I was probably 12 years old and I planned to work on […]

Pattern: Simple Colors Quiet Book

I have a bit of an obsession with felt.  I adore hand sewing with felt and have made a multitude of games, play mats, quiet books and the like for my kids.  I say “for my kids” but what I really mean is that I LOVE sewing with felt and I want to make things and if my kids happen […]

Swirly Pumpkin Embroidery Pattern

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year.  I adore crisp, cool sweater weather.  Hot chocolate, homemade soup and caramel apples make my heart go pitter-pat. More than anything, I love using pumpkins and other natural elements to decorate our home. Every year my pumpkin decor collection grows a little bit. So it’s probably not surprising that I am smitten […]

Shower the People You Love With Love

I grew up listening to the incredible voice of James Taylor.  I have countless memories of singing along with my beautiful Mama as we drove in the car.  A long-standing item on my bucket list was to see him in concert.  I was absolutely delighted to check that experience off my list last fall, in the company of my amazing […]

Flower Wreath Embroidery

I drew this flower wreath as part of my Sisters embroidery pattern, and I loved the simplicity of it so much that I decided to make it available without the quote as well. You can fill it with anything your heart desires: a quote that inspires you, your daughter’s name, and important date or whatever else strikes your fancy. It […]

Families Are Forever Embroidery Pattern

I wanted to commemorate our beautiful adoption experience in a tangible way, so I designed this embroidery pattern to be a visual reminder of the miracles our family has experienced. I love the way the color changes in the variegated embroidery floss add depth to the satin-stitch letters.  This little piece makes me happy every time I see it, which is […]

Camping Love Embroidery Pattern

When I was growing up, the majority of our vacations were spent camping.  Actually, even now the majority of our vacations are spent camping.  We are a camping family, and I love it.  I love watching my kids play in the dirt with rocks and sticks as their action figures, I love cooking over an open flame, I love waking […]