About Stitching Sabbatical

Stitching Sabbatical began in 2014 in a tiny, unglamorous, studio apartment in Athens, Ohio. Feeling listless and uninspired during the summer months, I decided to take up embroidery as a way to earn some extra income.

I started my embroidery journey by creating portraits of video game characters but soon wanted to try new things. One day, on a whim, I decided to embroider my favorite photo of my cat and I instantly fell in love.

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

It’s so rewarding to create a personalized piece of artwork to commemorate a pet and celebrate its life. 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!