About Stitching Sabbatical

Stitching Sabbatical began in a tiny, totally unglamorous, studio apartment in Athens, Ohio. Feeling listless and uninspired during the summer months, I decided to take up a new hobby, cross stitching, as a way to pass time while my boyfriend (now husband!) finished grad school.

I quickly grew bored and decided to move on to embroidery. I loved how free I was to make whatever I wanted on my fabric. My stitches didn’t have to be in uniform sizes or widths. I could do whatever I wanted with it. And I did.

And it’s been beautiful.

For me, Stitching Sabbatical has always been about celebrating those around you, especially pets!

It’s so personally rewarding to create a personalized piece of artwork to commemorate a pet. If the pet has passed away, helping someone through their grieving process (and potentially making their day a bit brighter) really fills my heart. Every stitch is stitched with love, and I think that translates throughout my work. I hope each embroidery is like a little hug to every person who receives it. I aim not to just stitch ‘a dog’ or ‘a cat’, but YOUR specific pet. I want their personalities to shine through each piece!

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me! I can’t wait to see how far we’ll go. I’m always excited to show what I’ve been working on, and I’ve got a ton of new ideas that I can’t wait to share with you!