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I have always loved
to design—from the time I was six years old drawing
faces and figures around the nail heads of my father’s
newly sheet-rocked walls, to the 50-something years
later spending enjoyable evenings at my computer
arranging blocks of color in a cross stitch grid, or
sketching out a new idea for a design. All this after
working a full-time job—designing! I love to
design—creating and arranging and sewing and gluing
pieces together. I love working with fabrics and paper
and beads and ribbons. These things have been a great
source of satisfaction in my life.
The ability to share
in the creative process is not only rewarding, but also
a bit humbling. I am in awe of the talented stitchers I
have seen. I have great respect for their patience and
great admiration for their ability. My mother is one of
those stitchers. Though she is not a designer by trade,
she is most definitely a designer at heart. She is the
reason I am able to present my designs to the public by
way of this website, having stitched every design you
will see here, and making recommendations and
suggestions that helped me understand more about the
relationship between floss and fabric. She tested them
all, and my designs are greatly improved because of her.
Her love of stitching; my love of design. We have
enjoyed these past few years very much.
around those nail heads, to my art school days, to my
office at work, and now to my small studio at home—my
goal is to provide patterns and ideas and inspiration.
My hope is that you will find something here that you
enjoy stitching or sewing or crafting, and will be
inspired by my love of design, even if only in a small
way. Thank you for visiting my site. Please enjoy
yourself, and come again.
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designs, projects, or images, including downloading,
copying, printing, altering of any kind for reasons
other than the original intended use as a home project
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