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    Rustic Quilted Tree Skirt

    Posted by on Oct 11 2010

    This past spring was a particularly busy time for me design wise, as I created more than six different projects for various holiday and winter articles. The payoff, of course, is seeing my projects in print. This easy quilted tree skirt appears in the Holiday issue of Create & Decorate, a magazine that specializes in […]

    December Sew Beautiful Cover Revealed

    Posted by on Oct 06 2010

    Just got a glimpse of the latest “Sew Beautiful” cover. It looks very festive, doesn’t it? I think my picture smocking project is listed on the cover…the cozy Santa pillow. Of course, it could be another design with a Santa but I suspect (hope) it is, since I know my holiday project is running in […]

    Fall is in the air

    Posted by on Aug 27 2010

    I’m on newstands again this month, with a lovely cross-stitched pumpkin in Create n Decorate‘s October 2010 issue. I was inspired to stitch the pumpkin-shaped band sampler by the antique marking designs that were published so prolifically during the 19th and early 20th century.  You can download the cross-stitch pattern for the pumpkin band sampler […]