I thought that I would dig around and see if I could find some of my hand work form my childhood. What I really wanted to find was the cross stitch squirrel that I made. It wasn't were I thought it would be, but I found a counted cross stitch apron, embroidered pillow case, counted cross stitch pillow. They were all made in Catholic School when I was 10 years old. To think that I still have them is surprising because we moved quite often . This is some of the work that Sister Monica and Sister Leopa taught us girls.
The apron is counted cross stitch on red and white gingham, DMC cotton floss.
Embroidered pillow case done with variegated pearl cotton.
I always though this design was strange, I never liked the red part. The Nuns would be happy to know that I learned some thing from them. Bless them both.
Growing up in Iceland with its magical landscapes,the stories and believes of the Huldufolk, the "Hidden Folk" trolls and elves spark my dreams and filters into my work. Also the enjoyment that I have from my garden finds its way into some of my art. After all the work and heartfelt joy that goes in too each project, I am always surprised with what the final handmade pieces looks like,fells like and what it says to me. My work has been featured in the magazine "Art Doll Quarterly" spring 2007,Autumn 2007, and Winter 2008 issues. Was honored to participate in the Wayne Art Center "Art Doll Show" Philadelphia PA.