Happy New Year!

Well, I’m a little bit late with the New Year wishes (at least it’s still January) but I do wish everyone much health and happiness in 2017!

To get the year off to a good start, I am offering a free cross-stitch pattern! img_4714I whipped up this pin cushion to sit by my chair in my studio. I am forever losing my needles, whether they are my¬†sewing, stitching or yarn needles. I thought a cute pin cushion was just what I needed. So I sat down and came up with this design. I love antique samplers and so I chose a motif that I loved. I just adore this little cushion and it makes me smile whenever I look at it. Feel free to change the colors to match your decor or change up the finishing. You don’t have to make a pin cushion.¬†Sampler Flower Pin Cushion pdf file for download.

I have also been busy making up new stitch markers. Besides my Etsy shop, you can find my stitch markers at Stitching Memories in Portage, MI. I am hoping to have more shops carry them in the img_4732future. Keep an eye on this blog or my Facebook page for updates.

One last bit of news, I have been working on a logo. I just haven’t been happy with anything I have come up with in the past so I am trying again. I think I may have finally some up with something that will work for me in the long run. At least I hope it will. Let me know what you think.


Never stop creating!



I’ve been a busy bee . . .

It has been a crazy few weeks since my last post. Winter can’t seem to give way to spring. We have been going back and forth so much that I’m shocked I’m not sick. A couple days of temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s and then it gets really cold again and we have snow. Someone pass Mother Nature some Midol please!

I have issues with my right wrist from time to time. Excessive knitting or computer time will usually irritate it and I have to back off for a couple of days. Well, I had about 4 days where it was extremely painful and swollen. I have no idea what caused it, but am glad that it seems to have sorted itself out. Despite the pain, I have finished a few projects. No knitting, but cross stitching did not aggravate the wrist. I came across a few showcase huck towels in my stash and decided to stitch a couple of JBW Designs on them. I chose French Country Fruit and French Country Strawberry. I am really happy with them and it was nice to still be able to do something crafty.