designs. My introduction to samplers came when I joined the Deerely
Wrought Sampler Guild (email me for more information...I love to
talk about our guild!) in 1999. I quickly came to appreciate the
historical context of sampler making and textiles. These were the
days before the internet offered the variety of threads and linens
that we have access to today and out of the challenges of finding
fine silk threads, high count linens and a range of books and
charts, Traditional Stitches came to be.
I also enjoy vegetable gardening and landscaping and live on a
large lot that allows me to do both. I love to read and wish that
there were enough hours in the day to work through all of the
knitting and quilting projects that I collect. Oh...and I run when
I can. I have completed 12 or so half marathons and one full
marathon. I belong to an incredibly supportive local running club
and join them as often as I can.
I started Traditional Stitches in September 2000. I know that I am
extremely fortunate to be able to pay the bills owning a business
that I love. And the best part is that I love stitching even more
now than ever before.
I have a fantastic team around me. Kathleen (Kitty) is our
fantastic customer service specialist. You will likely talk or
email with her about your orders with us. Leanne is our expert mail
order gal. She makes sure that your orders are packed accurately
and safely for their journey to your mail box. I look forward to
introducing you a fourth member of our team early in 2015.
One...or sometimes all 3 of us...are here to help you in the shop
during our regular business hours. We've got wonderful south facing
windows for "floss tosses" and choosing fabrics. Come for a
visit...I think you will be very pleasantly surprised at how much
our shop has to offer!
We do a lot of mail order - both through our web site and our toll
free telephone line. Our goal has always been to try to create the
experience of visiting a needlework shop even though you can't
actually be here with us. Th