Why we do what we do...

Christmas came early to NeedleWorkPress in the form of the "hopes, dreams, respect, pride and tremendous love" a mother wove into each stitch of the Jane Tindall sampler she lovingly completed as a gift to mark her daughter's 21st birthday. We do not know how to thank Siobhan for selecting "Jane" as the gift project. She eloquently documents her labor of love on her equally delightful blog, http://bluehenhollow.blogspot.com/.To have one of our reproductions included amongst her accomplishments is a true honor. Better yet, she lives in the Irish countryside, amongst sheep, cows and horses much like the 12-year Jane who completed her sampler back in 1864. We are also comforted to know that Siobhan suffers from the same "serious delusions about time" that plague us and our good intentions. However, knowing our work brings such pleasure makes Vickie want to quit her "day job" and devote full attention to NeedleWorkPress. Meanwhile, please read Siobhan's story and check out the photo of her daughter riding a life-size bronze cow. We are humbled and grateful (also apologetic that we can't locate the accent key for the "a" in her name).