Favorite needlepoint project: A few years ago I found a canvas that my great grandmother, Mopsey, had been stitching towards the end of her life. It wasn’t finished and I luckily found it with all the original wool. It was so special to stitch alongside her work and to bring our love of needlepoint together.
On your needlepoint wishlist. It was engrained in me by my great grandmother, Mopsey, and my grandmother, Nonnie, that “you’ll never see a canvas again that you really really love” - this was before needlepoint was so accessible online, so I tend to scoop up what I can’t live without. I’ve recently had my eye on anything from Elizabeth Schwartz, Smooth Sailing by Wheelhaus Needlepoint and the new Disco Nap canvas from Thorn Alexander.
Dream stitching spot. Cozying up by a fire after a chilly Fall walk on a Maine beach
13 or 18 mesh. I can’t decide! 13 mesh when I really need to unwind and use needlepoint to be mindful. Small 18 mesh project when I am needing a quick feeling of accomplishment!
Last book you read and liked. Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman - a wonderful look on how to keep friends close as we grow, change and age.
Favorite flower. Lupin - I grew up in a field of them that would start blooming right around my birthday!
Guilty Pleasure. Reality TV…
On your nightstand. a vintage water carafe and cup, jewelry dish, a needlepoint project and my over the top charging stand.
Currently listening to. Lake Street Dive, if you haven’t listened, give them a try! They are so fun!
Currently watching. I’m currently rewatching all of One Tree Hill as I paint new designs.
If there were more hours in the day, I would. Most certainly have farm animals. Bring on the goats, sheep and bee hives!
Favorite places to shop. NooWorks (where I find my best coveralls), Never Fully Dressed, I love to rent from Nuuly!
Favorite instagram follows. @libbylivingcolorfully @itsmekellieb @samsidney @bytheway
Can’t leave the house without. My water bottle
Coffee or tea. Iced coffee in the summer, tea with milk and sugar in the winter
Beach or Mountains. Both! It’s why I live in Maine! Best of both worlds - I can see the mountains from the beach!
Wardrobe staples. Coveralls! Y’all get on wearing coveralls & jumpsuits - one piece outfits! Oh, and anything sparkly.
Creative inspiration. Mid-century modern decor, travel, and seeking color in nature.
Best piece of advice. You are capable of creating the life you can’t stop dreaming about.
Life mantra. More is More.