Why Fables?

The original Red House book was published in 2008. It is the story of Claire and William and their home business Fables in Gables.  Claire and William are on the front of my first casket. […]

Thank You and Last Chance

  A big thank you to the Embroiderer’s Guild of America and Cheryl Christian for featuring my work in their September 2019 issue of NeedleArts. What an honor. Thank you so much. If any readers […]

Home Again

  My “Once Upon A Time” casket is home! Thank you Winterthur for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of your exhibit “Embroidery: The Thread of History”. It was a magical experience from beginning […]

6-17-17 Official Finish Date!

  It is official, the casket is complete!  6-17-17, yesterday, I finished the key tassels.   I wrapped the wooden forms with gilt and silver plated Elizabethan Twist.   Now I plan to put 4 […]

Casket Doors

I set up the front doors for the casket. I gave the window space a light blue wash and the walls a beige. I started stitching the floor. I love the checks but this type […]

Dressing a Dragon

I’d like to say a great big thank you to Mary Corbet at Needle ‘n Thread for sharing my blog with her readers this past weekend.  What a surprise! Thank you Mary! The Dragon is growing. […]

Remodeling The Facade

The new upper facade. This is how all of the individual pieces look on a flat background. The top half of the casket front is not flat. A great deal of thought and planning has […]

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Time to try to share my 3 week textile spree in England. Week 1 was spent in Bath at the first ever ‘Bath Textile Summer School’! The school was organized by the talented and delightful […]