Red Rooster Calling

This is my favorite listing at the moment.  I’ve been doing roosters for a couple of years but they are usually white or multicolored.  This little guy marries my tangled stitch ombré approach and my more sensible primitive style and I just love him.  Not just a wee bit but seriously love him.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner my heart needs a little red rooster on a sweet little heart to wake up my artistic soul.  Life’s been a little hectic and I really do want my Etsy shop to succeed so I’ve been burning the midnight(and 2 in the morning) oil trying to come up with some new and exciting ideas and how to market them on Etsy.   I have a couple or orders too which makes me ever so happy.  But I need to sleep too and stay warm. And create.  I have several new pieces on Etsy in case you haven’t been there in a while.  Take a gander and keep moving forward and hopefully this little red rooster will awaken both our get up and go attitudes.  My Etsy shop once again is Debs Tangl…

Love, Love, Love

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and The Beatles swimming in my mind I thought I would share my latest piece.  I have been working a bit more at my day job but still adding hearts and pillows and art to my Etsy shop.  I am loving the peace, tranquility and meditation of my fingers and the needle moving and the colored thread being left on the fabric.  I am trying to remember simpler days when a great tune and a block of several hours used to be my favorite thing and it seems to be working, I’m embroidering again.  Not so much to music but to Netflix instead.
My son is very happily in love as are some of my friends and I am rekindling my love of the stitch so all is good in the world.  I am so enjoying my job as a waitress and am very happy to have landed where I have.  My embroidery work is fun again too.  It’s been a weird(very weird) winter and well being an empath in the current days has been a challenge but thankful to escape to a restaurant with well fed people and to …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from me and the squirrel.  Hope this blog post finds everyone happy and healthy.  This little guy is available in my Etsy shop(  He is also a new design.  I made a lot of new designs in 2018.  Many more to come also.  I found my inner critic and I’ve silenced her so I take a few more baby steps out into the real world.  I made a promise to myself to add a blog post at least once a week so here is this weeks.  If you think of something you might like to see me conquer send me a comment.  I’ve added some lovely new pieces to my Etsy shop, a peace heart filled with pastel color French knots and a butterfly.  Have a couple more coming tomorrow so take a gander.  Keep on stitching!

Bittersweet Peace

Well the holidays are upon us and peace is sort of elusive at the moment.  Too much to do, not enough time, not enough sleep.  It’s a bit tougher with a day job too.  But I try.  How do I try?  I make peace pillows and ornaments.  This is one of my new designs.  A bittersweet wreath heart pillow.  It can be hung on a door knob after Christmas to remind us all that this too will pass.  This ornament is available on my Etsy shop.  Hit the link. Keep on stitching.

A Little Sunshine on this cold, cold day

It’s been a while hasn’t it.  I’ve been busy trying to get my work done.  Work for my Etsy shop, work for Valley Artisans Market, work in my day job, work on myself.  Work never ends as it seems the rain doesn’t either.  Been so gloomy and cold.  Rain, freezing rain, ice.  Great weather for embroidery though.  Usually working in my day job though on these kind of days.  
I had a lovely Thanksgiving with my beautiful son and his lovely girlfriend.  Have seen some of my beautiful friends but overdue for an outing.  Lucky fortunate gal who needs a little sunshine.  Will be adding some new ornaments to VAM and Etsy soon.  20% sale on Etsy.  See you soon.  Deb

Time for a closeup

Hi All.  Life’s been a little hectic.  Working a wee bit more as a waitress so I’m not listing quite as often.  I am still making a commitment to myself and my customers to share closeups of my current listings which is what I’m doing today.  One of my favorite winter scene ornaments.  Red curtains in the windows, red bows on the trees and white snowflakes which are French knots.  Winter scenes ares some of my favorites but I love to do anything with French knots.  They are my yang to my yang and details just thrill me.  Don’t forget the closeups are an exaggerated look at the pictures the ornaments, t are pretty and dainty and detailed in their simplicity in person.  I will be sharing more ornaments soon and will also have new listings.  Drop me a line if you’d like to see something specific. This beautiful ornament can be found by clicking on this link.

New Etsy Shop Description

Welcome to my Etsy Shop. I am a hand embroidery artist/fiber artist.  I have been hand embroidering almost all of my life since my grandmother taught me when I was five years old.  I started selling my work when my son was two, when a friend admired my work and told me I should be selling it.  That was 25 years ago.  At first I did craft fairs and sold my work in stores.  I made hand crocheted christening outfits, baby clothes, and hand embroidered pillows and ornaments which I had hand drawn and hand embroidered.  Because I hand draw all my embroidery work all of my pieces are one of a kind.  At that time I lived on Long Island and had a nice mix of stores that I worked with and private customers.  About 15 years ago I moved to upstate NY and found my artistic side.  I found myself joining an artist coop and creating things I had never imagined I was capable of.  I’ve done craft fairs, have my work in a wonderful artisan market, several stores, have been featured in several group sho…