Monday, January 1, 2018

Crafty New Year!

It's hard to believe 2017 has come to an end. What a crafty year it's been! I shared a bunch of needlework projects here on the blog. (Here's a peek at some of my favorites--I hope you enjoyed them!) I continued to pursue my passion for cross-stitch and hand sewing, and was fortunate enough to have some of my designs published in Just CrossStitch, Quilts and More, Make It Yourself, and Craft Ideas magazines. Back in the summer I had a great time when the editors at American Patchwork and Quilting invited me to take over the APQ Instagram for a weekend. Probably the biggest thrill of the year was being interviewed by Pat Sloan on the APQ Quilting Podcast.

As a needlework designer, I'm always looking for something new to try. In 2017, I tried something old and rediscovered my love of crochet. One of my designs was featured in Crochet! Winter Warmers. Some of my other crochet creations are scheduled for 2018 issues of other magazines. I'll keep you posted.

I'm looking forward to see what the new year holds. I think my biggest challenge of 2018 will be finding the time to make all of the cross-stitch, crochet, and hand-sewn felt designs that are bouncing around in my brain. I hope you'll continue to follow my crafting adventures in 2018. Happy Crafty New Year, everyone! I appreciate your interest and support more than you'll ever know.


  1. I can't wait to see what you create! I'm learning a lot from you. Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks so much, Dana--Happy New Year to you too! I've spent the last few weeks getting out of holiday mode and will be sharing the first project of 2018 on Monday. Please stop by!