Wednesday, November 21, 2012


To all of my friends, family, followers, fellow bloggers,

I wanted to take a minute to say how thankful I am for each of you and all of your support through all of my art posts and this new adventure in cross stitch world! I am truly grateful and could not have gotten where I am without each of you.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.

I will leave you with a pic of me and a very special bunny- no real reason, except that Binx is so darn cute!



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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday gifts! Kits!

I just had to show you guys both sides!  They are so full of beautiful materials- linen, cotton floss, seed beads and even needles!  If you would like to purchase, you can email me-, you can go to and look at the 6 patterns they have for sale, or you can go to my Etsy site-
I have "Geranium" (shown above), "Paris Window", "Cherries" and "Twin Pears" for sale through me.  Keepsake Needlearts has a few more as well.
One more thing- I will have a booth again this year at the RISD alumni sale-Providence, RI. on December 8.
More on that to come in a future post!

Happy Shopping everyone!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Making something with your hands is healthy....

I have been saying this for a long time now. When I need to decompress, I stitch. Stitching, for me, is a form of meditation. I am not good at rhythmic breathing, "om"ing, or clearing my mind on queue, but I can lose myself in my stitching. Martha Stewart Living has an article in this month's issue (November 2012) about just this.

In the article, they interview a psychologist- Robert Reiner, and I quote him here- "Crafting can decrease your heart rate and blood pressure and even improve sleep. Your breathing takes on a regular pattern, which shuts down the body's anxiety producing fight-or-flight response."

I totally agree! The article goes on to talk about how crafting keeps you present, and in the moment so you can't worry about the future.

I highly recommend picking up this issue and reading the article!

Happy stitching!


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Studio Time!

I am in the studio again after a bit of a break for the election insanity as well as giving my full attention to the needs of Nine Stones.  I will be posting new patterns- three of them- over the next month or two, and cannot wait to show them off to all of you!

In the meantime, I have been painting orchids!

I am also happy to announce that most of the new work I am posting is available for sale- paypal buttons will be attached!  Remember, the purchase is for a small unframed watercolor painting.