Thursday, July 16, 2015

I just designed a small design for the Lone Elm Lane 8" shaker box, "Robin's Egg Blue".    I love these shaker boxes!  The design does not include any finishing instructions, but I do have a name of a finisher that can finish the sweet box for you--just email me.  Who knows, you may decide to finish it yourself.  The design will be available soon.  Just contact me if you are interested in this design at

The design is called "Robin's Nest".  The linen and plaid wool is Weeks Dye Works.

I found such a beautiful verse to add to the design by J. M. Barrie.  The verse begins on the top of the shaker box and continues on in the interior band.
                                     The reason birds can fly...
                                      and we can't is simply because they have a perfect faith,
                                      for to have faith is to have wings...

Here are some pics:

                                                                    Shaker Box Lid
Interior Band of Shaker Box
Room for a small pair of scissors.

                                                              Needlebook Exterior

                                                                  Needlebook Interior

Sunday, May 31, 2015


I have an updated pic of the Harrison Sampler.  You can see the start of the ship in the sampler.  I particularly like the verse.

Just when you think you will have extra time, you find something to fill it.  I have been busy with remodeling our kitchen and new flooring and furniture in the living room.

Hope you have a good week!

Take time to stitch.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.  Beautiful day this Sunday in Ohio.

Here is a small pic of my newest reproduction design I am working on.  Thanks to my model stitcher for sending me the picture today.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hope everyone is doing well!  I know anyone living in Ohio or near Ohio is looking forward to Spring.  It can't get here fast enough.  We had many cold snowy days. 

Below is a sneak peek of a new sampler that will have a boat with sails.  It is a unique sampler.  The model stitcher just sent me this.  Stay tuned:

Have a good week.

Take time to stitch.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Designs

I will not make it to the Nashville show this year due to other college work obligations.  Look for  two samplers in future issues of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarter.  One is finished into a needle pocket.  Can't wait to share with you. 

Hope you have been keeping warm.  It has been very cold in Ohio.  Snow coming again, but I don't think as bad as the east coast is sgetting.  Be safe and find time to stitch.


P.S.  I will have a new design that fits in a beautiful Lone Elm shakerbox.   Will post pics soon.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Newest PIc of Marie's Lovely Sampler

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all getting ready for the holidays.  Here is the current updated picture on Marie's sampler, she has some really nice trees and motifs:

Try to make time to stitch during this very busy time of the year.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

New Design

Hi Everyone

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I have a sneak peak at a new design for a Lone Elm Lane Box using Weeks Dye Works linen.  There will be accessories. 

The verse I have chosen for this piece is:

The reason birds can fly....and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.
J. M. Barrie

Hope you like it.