Welcome to the world of threads, color and design. I primarily create geometric patterns. This is where my esthetics naturally go. This is the place to share ideas and inspire the joy of needlepoint.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Seminar and Ribbons


Congrats to Penny Boswinkle who won a second place ribbon for 'Heart Strings'.  And, to Arlene who takes such great photos during seminar and won an honorable mention for her version of 'Queen Anne's Lace'.  I'll have to look some more to see if I missed anyone.  It's exciting to see stitchers winning ribbons with my designs.

I also checked on the two pieces I'm teaching next year at seminar.  'Atlantis Rising' is upside down.  I asked a friend if she could get them to turn it around.  And, 'Illusion' was taken at an angle and looks really wide.  It's square.

I miss not going to seminar,but I'm glad I staid home.  I have too much work to catch up on.
Take care, Ro

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last Friday the kids started to arrive for our annual celebration of my husband/their dads birthday. Some stayed with us and others headed for hotels....we have a few of those here in Vegas.  It was a great time.  It was also non-stop from the time we got up till we fell into bed.  The last of them left this morning.  I'm glad to have the house back to myself and yet I do miss them.  Now it's time for me to get back to working on 'Atlantis Rising' and sending out some orders.  Take care and happy stitching, Ro

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I want to welcome all of my web site followers to my blog.  I hope you will enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy filling it up with new designs and stitching info.

Do you stitch because you like to? For family heirlooms? For gifts?  Stitching should be fun no matter why you do it.  If it ain't fun you may want to rethink what motivates you to stitch.

With all of the pressure of deadlines, computer glitches, sleepless nights designing in my head or on my lap top I wouldn't give it up.  I'm having too much fun to change what I do.

Thank you for motivating me, for opening up that space that allows me to do what I love.  Without you I'd still be doing it, but it's so much more fun when you have someone to share it with.

Happy stitching, Ro

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I will be teaching "Harmony" as a cyber class for ANG.  Registration opens November 2011.  The class begins March 1, 2012.  

It will be offered with kitted threads optional in two colors, the original or desert sands.  Order instructions only and you can email me for help with color choices if you need.  Below is the four different color samples of Queen Anne's lace.  Pick your favorite.
Talk to you soon.   Ro

                                                             QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

                                                     RO'S COLORS





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