Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hello everyone,

I am posting to update on how things are going in the world of Nine Stones Needlework and my artwork and our new kitties!

To start with, Nine Stones- there is a big show in Nashville this weekend, where my amazing distributor will be showing my New England Chapel pattern. At the same time, my amazing stitcher Katie, out in Oregon, is working on a new piece. The red dress painting is coming along beautifully!

This is the original painting.

With my personal artwork, I have been twisting lots and lots of French knots!

More on that front soon!

And lastly, our latest additions to our family- kitties! We finally chose names, after many, many suggestions and lots of disagreements- Buttercup and Monty (short for Inigio Montoya!). The reference is from Princess Bride!

More soon!


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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Some new watercolors....

I will be posting some new work over the next few days. Lots going on in my creative world these days- painting, stitching, knotting and I am thrilled to announce that I have secured a studio on the coast of Maine with a great friend. This will allow me to offer retreat/ workshop weekends this summer! More on that coming soon.

Purple Lithianthus

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Work!

Hello everyone,

After a long break between posts, I am ready to show some new work. This year is going to be one of great focus and determination for me. My cross stitch business is steadily gaining ground and my personal artwork- the French knot paintings, have sparked my creative side in a way I haven't felt in quite a while. The discovery of a way to combine my love of painting and drawing with my passion for fiber art through the French knot work was what I have been searching for.
This is an example of some of the knotted work I have been stitching lately-

Tell me what you think!


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

RISD Holiday Sale

Hey Everyone,

The Holiday sale, as usual, was really good fun!  I had a successful day full of lots of sales and great feedback.  I am thrilled with the results.

I also reconnected with RISD friends from years past and met some wonderful new folks as well.

Thank you to everyone who attended and welcome to the new followers.



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Delicate little feather

I have a small obsession with all things related to birds, and feathers are no exception!  This was a quick little study of a downy little feather, and I surprised myself with the accuracy of the painting.  Charming.



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

More Pictures!

This is a shot of the stitched piece.  I have to say that it is really pretty all stitched up and not too difficult to stitch either.  It will take time, but it is satisfying to work on!

Oh, and there is a buy now button on the website now too if you want to order a chart!, or



Monday, December 3, 2012

Hooray! I am ready to release the next pattern in the Nine Stones Needlework collection!
New England Chapel is a wonderful cross stitch pattern taken from a series of paintings I have done of charming churches and barns up in Maine and Massachusetts.
I have charts ready to ship for the holidays!

More will be coming in January! If you would like to purchase any cross stitch patterns from me, please visit or my etsy site-


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