Friday, October 28, 2011

Hoffman Interview

I am honored to be a featured designer at Hoffmans. If you haven't checked it out yet here is the link. INTERVIEW

Other news: I have designed and stitched (90% done) a nutcracker design. Of course I just made a mistake tonight and will have to frog some of it. So, it's maybe 85% done now. Watch for pictures soon. Tranquility will be released at the same time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


You love it, I love it, we all love it...right?

Utah has been a little strange this year in the weather department. One day it will be in the 70's and the next day it's in the 50's.

I recently changed my webpage. It has all of my current fall/Halloween themed designs. So, if you have the time check it out!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tranquility Home

"The Tranquility House is a residential treatment facility for women with substance abuse problems. The unique thing about the Tranquility House is that women can keep custody of their children and have them live in the home with them during their rehab time. Children under 8 years of age may continue living with their mothers, instead of being taken into state custody, during their mother's treatment. This allows the women to continue being mothers during their treatment, and eases the transition for the children."

I was asked to make a design for the Women at the home. The home wanted a small design that the Women could stitch and take with them when they were through with treatment. It is something that will stay with them and remind them of what they had accomplished. The Dragonfly is their symbol. I wasn't told this but I imagine the dragonfly symbolizes flight and new beginnings. The dragonfly is beautiful and ferocious. I was bitten by a dragonfly larvae when I was a child and it HURT!  I've always been fascinated by their wings, beautiful wings, and stunning eyes. I finished the design and had it framed. I am extremely proud of it and I hope they find as much beauty and hope as I did when making it.