She Hardly Closed Her Eyes

A bed piled high with mattresses and by order of a doubting queen, a small pea lies beneath them all. If the girl felt the pea, she was indeed a princess and worthy of the prince.
Princess & Pea 1 (17” x 20”) – she hardly closed her eyes all night, heaven know what was in the bed

Hello – Joy

Tiny (3.5” x 4.5”) stitched portraits combine my like of coloring and love of doodle stitching.
I can use up lot so neutral(ish) scraps of fabric and practice my free motion stitching.
I don’t have an exact purpose for these – except to spread joy and happiness.

Rapunzel 1

Rapunzel looks down from her tower her hair spilling down toward the ground.
There the prince, grabs hold hoping to spend some time with is beloved.
Rapunzel 1 (13” x 20”) – Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair


As part of my art show I also created fairy tale themed journals.
Some covers are silk; some are magical trees; others are prints with a fairy tale theme.
To keep up with demand from local galleries and customer request, I also made a few non-fairy tale themed journals.
I enjoy making the cover for journals – the stitching is relaxing and I like the variety that can be achieved with different ties, charms and colors.

The Light Princess

A princess clad in lilac silk with silk ties on her arms. She is the Light Princess – as in she floats. In this tale the princess is cursed to not be affected by gravity. She floats and so does her personality. She has little care for others and doesn’t see the consequences of her actions.

That is until she is in water. In water the princess is truly the person she was meant to be and she falls in love. I enjoyed the story and the images of a stage production of this tale inspired the quilt.
The Light Princess (21” x 26”) – she had no gravity, except when in water