Friday, November 23, 2018

(Backup) My Aunt Ruby

I will miss you Aunt Ruby.

Aunt Ruby & my mom have been the 2 biggest influencers of stitching, sewing, creating in my life.  It was Mom & Aunt Ruby who taught me how to cross stitch. I was underfoot, getting into trouble & I’m sure driving everyone crazy. They sat me down, drafted some cross stitch patterns & taught me how to cross stitch. My love of hand work began. 
Aunt Ruby didn’t buy fabric by the yard she bought it buy the bolt. (I come by it honestly. I think its in the DNA).This is favorite Aunt Ruby pic of mine. This is just one wall of her sewing room. Her sewing table has piles of fabric or projects on it, she’s in her comfy robe & ready to sew!

Aunt Ruby came out to visit in April of 2015. While she was here she came to one of my presentations. It was thrill for me to have her there. Afterwards we went to Culver’s for ice cream. 

Before we left mom was getting some ice cream to take home to dad & Aunt Ruby & I were chatting. I looked down & there was inspiration!!

My inspiration for my pattern “Prairie Stones”! This picture is at the back of everyone of my “Prairie Stones” patterns. Those are Aunt Rubys feet in top corner. 

Mom, Dad & I went to Washington to visit her in October of 2016. What a wonderful time making wonderful memories. We spent a few days sewing with Aunt Ruby in her “Sewing Sanctuary”.

Aunt Ruby went home to be with Jesus last night. My image of her entering heaven is she’s greeted by Jesus her mom & dad. Jesus taking her to her sewing sanctuary & she’s having a ball sewing. 

I will forever be great full for her presence in my life. 

More later on,



  1. Thank you so much for sharing the story of your Aunt Ruby -- she sounds like a wonderful person, and an inspiration for sewists everywhere!

  2. Is the prairie stones pattern available for purchase.

  3. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your beloved Aunt Ruby.