I have been a needlework designer/teacher since I was young which was, alas, a long time ago.
At first I painted needlepoint canvases, then I fell in love with counted work on a study-trip in London. I survived EGA Certification in canvaswork and later served on the Certification Committee twice.
For 25 years I taught needlepoint primarily at seminars for EGA, ANG and Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts. In the spring of 2011 I retired from travel-teaching and now I am Queen of Queendom Website.
I have also spent a lot of time writing about needlework. I had written four books and too many magazine articles to count here and in London. My book, An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools, was even translated into German.
I am an avid collector. DH says it is in my genes, as my mother and both of my grandmothers were collectors. In addition to needlework tools, I collect lace and white work, cameos, greeting cards from the 1920’s and 30’s and all sorts of snippets of design inspiration.
In March 2008 MacSoph I (my computer) came into my life and I have been my Apple store's most avid Groupie ever since.
I am sad to write that in late 2018 we lost my long-time consultant Natalie. For all 10 years of Queendom Website, she helped me and every day I miss her.
January 2019: a photo of me with some Queen Kits.
What I'm Up To: Looking Ahead, 2019, 2020 and Beyond
I'm happy to report, my Queens are finished. I sold the last of them in June 2019. 10 years of Royalty is enough.
So am I finished with women?
Noo, not quite.
Stay tuned, those of you who like figures.....