Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Holidays

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and Happy New Year!

Just finished my fifth course towards my DBA. I have a little break and can't wait to have some free time to stitch and design.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish everyone and their families a wonderful Thanksgivin!


Monday, November 2, 2009

New Christmas Ornaments

Please check out the two new Christmas Ornaments. One (left) in the Gift of Stitching Magazine November Ornament Issue and in the Italian Christmas Ornament Book for 2009 (right). The Italian Christmas Ornament is for charity and if you are having problems locating an issue, please contact me at

Friday, October 2, 2009

Upcoming Teaching Piece

Here is a sneak peek at an upcoming teaching piece I am working on.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stitcher's Village Class

Here are some pics of a new class"SpookyHalloween and Ghostie Stitching Fob", a class being offered this month at Stitcher's Village Classroom on Demand. Here is a link:
Hope you will join me for this fun class. Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pic of Solomon's Temple

I wanted to share a picture of Solomon's Temple from the Zweigart Home Magazine this month that I designed.

Zweigart Home Magazine - Solomon's Temple

Please check out the newest issue of Zweigart Home Magazine. You will see my reproduction of "Solomon's Temple". It is a very detailed design and is not a quick stitch, but is well worth the time. It is being presented in parts over the next few issues.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gift of Stitching Magazine

Hi everyone,

Please check out the newest issue of the Gift of Stitching. This is a great digital cross stitch magazine and you can subscribe by going to this website:

In this current issue I have a new article about Scottish Samplers and a picture of a Scottish Sampler from my personal collection. The Scottish samplers are favorites of mine.

I will be teaching this sampler at guilds this year and have already booked dates in 2010. If your guild or favorite LNS would like to have me teach this beautiful Scottish Sampler, just email me at

Have a great week and take time to stitch!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Online Needlework Show

Mark your calenders for the upcoming Needlework Show (Online), Oct. 7 - 12.
I will be traveling for business, but will ship orders as soon as I return.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just checking in

Life has been hectic here. I started my doctorate and life has been very busy.I have been busy working on new teaching pieces for guilds. I am excited to be visiting so many different areas of the US coming up.

My son is on his way to Penn State to obtain his PhD. in Math. Go Nittany Lions!! I can honestly say he didn't get his Math aptitude from me. LOL!! Shawn's girlfriend, Ashley, is on her way to Med School. They both have a long journey ahead of them. It will be an adjustment around here without them. Greg, Grandpa, and I will miss them both lots. Sammy (our dog) is not use to Shawn being gone either. :(

Hope you are enjoying your summer. It has been a very nice summer here, mostly in the 70's. My kind of summer.

Take care and take time to stitch,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Christmas in Williamsburg Seminar - December 3 - 7, 2009

I will be at this fun event again this year. If you haven't had an opportunity, you should come and take a class. We will have items in the boutique again this year. The dates are
December 3 - 7, 2009 and here is a link for more information:

I hope you plan to come and have a fun time.


Monday, June 8, 2009

EGA Course

I will be out of town until the 15th of June attending a new EGA course in appraisal. I am always excited to learn more about samplers. No orders will be shipped during this period. Thanks for your patience. Have a great week!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome Summer!

Hope everyone is doing good and finding time to stitch. It has been a strange summer in Ohio-- not very hot, which I don't mind at all , but rainy lately. I appologize for not posting more, but I have been very busy getting all the paperwork ready to go back to college to get my Doctorate in Business.

I just finished working on a new ornament for the Italian Christmas Book. I always enjoy being a part of such a great cause. This will be the third edition of the book. It has such beautiful ornaments from so many wonderful designers. I also have begun working on an ornament for the Gift of Stitching Magazine.

I will be spending some time working on a few new teaching projects. I am really excited to be teaching for guilds next year.

Well take care, and remember to always take time to stitch!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Celebrations was great fun!

I just got back from a great time at Celebrations. Thanks to everyone who came and took classes. I had so much fun.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Celebrations of Needlework in NH

Just wanted to remind everyone that the NH Celebrations of Needlework is coming up and registration has begun. To see what I will be teaching there, please visit:

The "Ingland is my Nation" by Rebecca Hall is a favorite of mine. I purchased this cute sampler in England last year at the Ackworth event.

I am excited to be teaching and traveling to many guilds. Hope Spring is on the way!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Designing Ladies Project - A Stitcher's Evening Bag

Here is my new newest designing ladies project, "A Robin's Quaker Purse". Judy Odell has a separate chart pack for the finishing instructions with detailed pictures. I also have a gentleman that can do a scrim set for the project. Here is a picture of a matching scrimshaw set. If you are interested, please email me for details on how to order the scrimshaw set.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Nashville New Product Releases

Olde Willow Stitchery will be releasing the following new products, including a limited edition silk pack called "Spring Fling". I have attached a picture of a new reproduction sampler that will debut at the show.

The newest Designing Ladies Project (fourth in the series.) will be released, but I am sworn to secrecy. I can tell you that mine has many Quaker Motifs.

Please tell your LNS if you are interested in purchasing any of these new products, so they can bring them home to you. Thanks for your support.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your family.

I have finally updated the newsletter page at my website at:
I appologize for the delay, but I had problems with the web host and life became very hectic.

I wanted to clear up any confusion on our thread collections. We will still be producing the Quaker Cotton Collection and our newer Silk Collection. I have had to cut back to allow for more time to design, and to work on obtaining my PhD. I am hoping to do my disseration on Needlework history, since reproduction samplers are my true love. Once the Original Cotton Line stock is gone, we will not be replacing the stock. If there is a color you need for your stash, please contact your LNS to obtain it. A few of the original line colors are gone, but I am sure we can find you a comparable substitute from our other colors.

I recently returned from the Ackworth Event hosted by Jacqueline Holdsworth. Jacqueline showed us all a very good time! It was so much fun to stay in the dorms where Quaker children had been schooled. We were treated to many great classes, and lectures. If you ever get the opportunity to go, it is a once in a lifetime experience. At the event we released a limited edition ruler/silk thread pack. I still have a few left, if you are interested, please email me. Due to the limited nature and quantities, we are not able to sell them through your LNS.

I have recently written an article on "orphan samplers" which is in January's issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine. If you haven't had the opportunity to subscribe to this magazine, and are interested, you can go to our home page and click on the GOS magazine link on the lower left-hand side of the page. The editor, Kirsten Edwards, does a very nice job.

We are busily getting ready for the Nashville Tradeshow in February. We will be releasing some new silk colors, along with a new designing ladies project, and a 1829 Sampler Reproduction.
Please contact your LNS.

Remember, always take time to stitch.