Stage settings

A stage is meant to frame a scene. Here a drawn frame acts as a stage. This is a very early piece of stagecraft created for the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Wearable Art Show way […]

Embroidery Inspiration

The pigtail wires on the lower right side of the red frame move the car, mom and kids back and forth through the drive thru. I love being able to use an everyday contemporary image, […]

A New Doll

A new cloth doll I just finished. The doll face, body and costume are all stitched in the hoop, even the cutting lines are stitched out. When the machine embroidery is finished, cut out the […]

The Red House on Amazon

“The Red House” is my newest book. I self published using It is the story of life in a doll’s house filled with characters from favorite fairy tales. I’m happy to announce it is […]

Ladies Day

Late last week the clouds cleared long enough for Sharon (that’s her smiling at lunch) and I to hit the road for a ladies day. We went to Stream Cliff Herb Farm in Commiskey, In. […]

Claire’s new pattern

If you’ve read “The Red House” you’ve met Claire. Claire loves to make things and this is one of her new designs. She started out thinking it might be for a new set of dishes […]

Mother’s Day

After my last birthday I told my family “That was the best birthday ever”. Last Christmas I told them ” That was the best Christmas”. Now I can say the same for this past Mother’s […]

Great shoes!

Aren’t these shoes beautiful! They are not really embroidered, but then I’m not sure how they were made. They were in a showcase in the Ethnographic Museum of Prague. They look like great fun to […]

A Stitched Wreath

The images I enjoy embroidering are rarely stitched directly on the finished product. Often I’m not even sure what the finished product might be; a story illustration, part of a quilt, or through the wonders […]

The man on my heart.

Here is the first stitch out of the design. I tried to follow the colors of the Photoshop version but wasn’t very happy with it. Here is the second stitch out. A few color changes […]