The tapestree project etsy shop

I'm very excited to announce that after several requests for the patterns I use in my tapestree project, I've decided to open an etsy shop with my designs.

The first listing is a "starter pack" which includes the pattern for the framework of the base ornament, tips for getting started, a model of frame combinations, and an easy back-stitch alphabet. You can click here to access it directly. There are also links to my main shop in my sidebar and via the top navigation.

I plan to add more ornament patterns periodically, including the one I used for my most recent fall addition..


I've always loved fall, but it seems to be hitting me especially hard this year. I know it's taboo to start "celebrating" too early, especially since everyone is pumpkined-out by November, but with Pittsburgh winters being so long and so gray, I'm happy to extend autumn a little longer.

I will continue posting stitchy freebies as I can find the time to create them. 

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday weekend, with lots of time for stitching. Thank you for following my tapestree journey this far—I am so grateful for your friendships, comments, and inspiration.



This week has been the worst. I usually set aside any stitching when this time of year hits, as I’m more partial to staring blankly at the TV in the afternoons.

Instead of dwelling on the shorter days and the cold, I decided to add something that would make me happy to look at.

I adopted Cici last June. I had been talking about getting another dog, so while on vacation in North Carolina, I found her picture on a rescue’s website. I picked her up the day after I got home.

She’ll be six next month.