Vintage Pillowcases

I love vintage hand-embroidered pillowcases. My best friend and I treasure our grandmothers’ creations, and while I don’t have time to hand-embroider, I do love machine embroidery. For my best friend’s birthday, I wanted to create a gift that looks like Grandmother made it! So, I digitized this bright, flowery hand-embroidery look-alike. You’ll note the … More Vintage Pillowcases

  Annie Laura’s Triumph, takes place in 1915 when lace was a part of nearly every piece of clothing a woman wore. I love experimenting with incorporate vintage touches into modern styles. For this Creative Machine Embroidery article, my dream was to recreate lace netting dotted with tiny flowers on my embroidery machine. I’d seen … More


When my grand baby turned one, my daughter wanted a sweet onesie to celebrate his big day. I created this fun appliqué using my  cutter and embroidering on my embroidery machine. The free embroidery download is available here along with the .svg file for your cutter. Happy New Year, and enjoy!

Applique Pumpkin

Although cool weather is still just a promise down here in Florida, the pumpkins are ripe, and holiday season is upon us. My daughters loves decorating their  houses with holiday towels and pillows, and so I digitized this appliqué for their Halloween decorations. I plan to use it on overalls for my grandson, and a … More Applique Pumpkin

In-the-hoop Appliqué Garland

I created this peace garland for the November/December Creative Machine Embroidery magazine, but I also digitized an entire appliqué alphabet, so your garland isn’t limited to Peace. You can create a garland saying Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, or whatever you wish. Create this in-the-hoop using burlap and a backing of your choice using the instructions in the … More In-the-hoop Appliqué Garland

Skyline S9 Review

The Janome Skyline S-9 is the perfect machine for millennials. It combines the features of Janome’s top of the line machines with the easy-to-use features of the new Skyline series, and it is affordable.In spite of the reasonable price point,  the robotic arm for the embroidery unit is exactly like the 15000, guaranteeing accuracy in … More Skyline S9 Review

Scalloped Sachet:Thirty Days of Heirloom Sewing Annie Laura Sews Day 5

This is my digitized version of the 1915 Needlework Magazine’s Baby Embroidery Sachet. I found the magazine among my grandmother’s things–along with a tin box filled with wonderful old bone and shell buttons. She learned her love of sewing from my great grandmother, and you can read their story in my novel, Annie Laura’s Triumph. For … More Scalloped Sachet:Thirty Days of Heirloom Sewing Annie Laura Sews Day 5