Reflections in the Fall Garden
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  An extraordinary magnificence In her dying hour Leaves fly through the air Like flecks of gold   Fleeting but never forgotten She turns within Deep embers burning A rebirth unfolds   (short poem I wrote recently) It’s harvest time … Read More

Japanese Garden, Koi, and Crane Paintings
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I’m excited to reveal my newest series: Japanese Garden. Each of these originals will be available in the Big 500 show. opening this Saturday, Dec 13, for just $40 each plus prints are also now in the RPS shop.  These … Read More

New Fall Sewing + Embroidery Patterns
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New fall pattern designs are now in the RPS shop! Previously released patterns are also available in the shop as PDF downloads. Pumpkin Patch Cross Stitch Robin Cross Stitch Potholder   (pattern also includes sewing instructions for vintage-style potholder) Halloween Pumpkin … Read More

Rustic Fall Decor Inspiration
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There’s something so cozy about simple, handmade decor touches. I adore items that have stories to tell, like a century old quilt pattern or a vintage-inspired painting. Living in a small town just outside the city, the rustic country vibe … Read More

A Touch of Fall
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What a magical time of year it is as the first leaves turn. Now the days have a slight wind and we bring out the quilts on the sofa. Soups and stews simmer in the kitchen, and I just want … Read More

Early Autumn
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All around, I’m seeing and feeling the beauty of early autumn. There’s a slight wind in the air and the squirrels and the crows are dancing around. Picking plums, apples and pears from the trees in my yard. Sipping a … Read More

Fall Colors
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Here is some color inspiration for fall! I love dreaming up color combinations. Earlier this year, for fun, I started designing color palettes based on the seasons and elements in nature. Originally I was thinking about quilts or blankets, but … Read More