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There is a long tradition of needlecraft in my family with my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all playing some role in my love of all things crafty. My 3rd great-grandmother, Lucia Ann (Loomis) McDonald, stitched her own sampler in the 1850's at the age of 9. The sampler (detail, left) is in the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Connecticut.
I have been cross stitching for as long as I can remember, but let’s assume I was in college when I started seriously. While that’s been roughly 30 years ago, I have very little of my own stitching on my walls. My mother and grandmother own most of the pieces that I have created but now in my 50’s I feel that it’s time to create for myself.
Needle Love Studio came from the intersection of my “addiction” to crafty things including cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting, quilting, and machine applique/embroidery and the need for an LNS in Nashville/Franklin.
My goal is to establish an online presence and transition to bricks and mortar, with a community stitching space, in the next 3 years. An ambitious goal considering that I am a single parent, still working full-time, and stitching in all my spare time!