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…

Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree is now available at

Autumn in Upstate New York

I love autumn in Upstate NY.  The trees, the bright colors, the apple cider donuts and cooler temperatures to embroider in.  I needed a little break from the heart ornaments and wanted to make a colorful, French knot laden project.  What better project than a lovely autumn tree.  I’ve only just begun but looking forward to some time with my needles and thread and maybe some leaf peeping to inspire me.  Looking forward to the reveal on Etsy see you soon.  You can see other autumn inspired hearts and ornaments, festive enough to put on your Christmas tree.

Hearts Were Meant To Give Away

Hi All!  Been busy making and adding to my Etsy shop.  It’s ornament time so I have to start focusing on Christmas ornaments.  Not that most of my listings haven’t been ornaments but I’ve been focusing on the artistic aspect of them.  Now I have to focus a bit more on the Christmas aspect.  A lot of my ornaments are designed to display year round so in my outlets in the real world I sell them year round and try to keep them generic enough so that people see them as little pieces of art to display all year round.  That continues even until Christmas but people have their favorites which they buy year after year often buying them for gifts.  Up close and personal you can see with your eyes that they are all different, but on Etsy I’ve been listing them one at a time.
I make them the way I do because I love them.  I make little stocking ornaments too but they are strictly Christmas ornaments.  I make pillows which I may try again but mainly at this moment I am known for my hearts and my f…