Monday, October 11, 2010


As a child growing up just outside an Iowa state park, I would often hear the nocturnal symphony of owls while nestled in my bed. Ever since then, I've been intrigued by their hooting voices and inquisitive expressions. Being a night owl myself, I share an affinity for these captivating creatures. One of my newest pincushion designs—Oliver the Owl—was inspired by my love of owls. It is featured in the current issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine (November/December 2010).

Oliver's pocket of “wool pennies” is designed to hold a pair of embroidery scissors or other sewing accoutrements. If you're looking for a fun gift idea for the holidays or anytime of year, I hope you'll check out my owl in the latest issue of the magazine. To celebrate Oliver’s debut, I will be offering a giveaway for a smaller owl pincushion on my blog starting November 15. So please check back for more details later.

SIDENOTE: If Lisa C happens to be reading this post, please email me with your phone number. I tried to reply to your email regarding my owl pincushion but my message pops back with a note saying that your mailbox is unavailable.