Experience, knowledge and environment:
Located in Upstate NY USA.
I am new to model stitching, however I have been stitching for 26 years, currently spending at least 2-3 hours a day,
usually more like 4-6
My household is strictly smoke-free, and although I do have pets (two cats, a house rabbit, seven gerbils, and a betta),
I make a conscious effort to remove all Feline Fibers.
My preferred designs are nature, animals, Native American, Asian, aquatic, and fantasy in no particular order.
I am experienced in cross stitch, embroidery, long stitch, and crewel. I prefer working on cashel linen, although
I can also work on Aida and other fabrics.
My knowledge of stitches includes cross-stitch (full, half, quarter, three-quarters) and I railroad each stitch.
I can also do French knots, satin stitch, straight stitch, back stitch, lasy daisy, couching, long stitch, stem stitch, split
stem stitch, and outline stitch. I can work with metallics, blending filaments, braids, whisper thread, and beads.
Besides my love for embroidery, I also stitch as physical therapy. I have fibromyalgia, and the stitching is therapeutic
for my hands and wrists and also acts as physical therapy. I am disabled due to the fibromyalgia, which means I not
only have the desire and need to stitch, but also the time to dedicate to it. Every little bit of income helps.
I am a fast and neat stitcher (I finished Mirabilia's Winter Queen in less than three months while working on two other projects
as well). I have done other types of free-lance work (writing, artistry, etc), and am responsible and can meet deadlines.
I want to work. Give me a chance, and I think you'll be glad you did.
Sample of my stitching