Seasons of the Heart Series – Autumn

Leaves Changing Colors

Colors warming my heart

Autumn has arrived

Changing of the Seasons – Embrace the Change

Every time the season changes, I embrace the new season with hope and excitement. I fall in love with the different meanings and colors of each season.

This an intermediate/advanced two-day class focuses on changing the appearance of a stitch by using different threads and techniques. The design size is 8 x 7.5 inches.

In keeping with the changing seasons, this design illustrates change in beautiful ways. This piece will inspire you to embrace change when working on a needlework design.

My Flower Garden

Whimsical Flowers

Enjoy the colors of fun

Pinks and Purples

Imagine flowers sitting on your favorite table enhanced with the aroma of daisies, sweet lilacs, and tulips welcoming springtime. This piece, “My Flower Garden,” is my rendition of a very simple, whimsical flower garden image. This project features wonderful colors, interesting stitches and threads.

This class focuses on how to create a delightful piece incorporating several different types of stitching and threads. The stitches that will be used are from five different stitching families. Learn how to work with different types of silk and metallic threads. This intermediate design is approximately 7 x 9 inches. This is a class that can be taught in 2 days.

Stars Aligned

Follow the Rainbow of your dreams and eventually the stars will align. 

My inspiration for this piece is the story of how I have started my journey of a NAN certified Needlework teacher and designer. I have been thinking about this for a couple of years.  The past year I was invited to take a pilot class from Toni Gerdes and we discussed this possibility and it was probably too late to get started this year.  Her response was ”Watch Me! We’ll see you in Michigan in three weeks.”  All the logistics fell into place and all the “Stars Aligned“ for me to start my journey.  

This is a beginner needlework class, which is 12 hours in length. We will be meeting four times; each session will be for three hours. I will be sharing with you 11 different stitches that are part of three different stitch families: the straight, diagonal, and cross-stitch family.  We will use five different types of thread, which will give you a sneak-peak into the varieties of fibers that can be used in creating needle artwork.  The design will be on 18 count mono canvas.  The design is 8 inches wide and 7 inches tall.