About Me

My name is Iris…..

I’m seriously older than dirt. I’m a widow and a grandmother with 4+3 wonderful grown children and 8+2 even more wonderful grandchildren.  


I love….
…..God, my kids & grandkids, my little pomapoo dog, tiny poodle dogs, animals in general, counted cross stitch, fancy Barbie doll outfits, diamonds, sparkly things, a cool fall day, my church, and a lot of other things I can’t think of right now.


…..Breast cancer survivor 🙂  Unfortunately I’m currently experiencing problems with my heart and have recently undergone an implant.   Per doctor’s instructions striving for less stress in my life so am cutting back on a number of things.


I live….
…..in a rural area in north Alabama with a cute Pomapoo, an indoor cat, an inside/outside cat, wild deer, possums, raccoons, coyotes and who knows what else.


Counted cross stitch….
…..has been in my life for 40 plus years and I’m totally addicted. I work a couple of days a week in a great cross stitch shop and am always needing a project. I’ve designed many of my own charts over the years and I designed my first chart to sell in 2011. My charts are available wholesale to shops at ICG Crafts


Barbie fashions….
…..I’ve been sewing for 70 years (told you I was old) and have always loved the beautiful Barbie outfits. SO, several years ago, my late husband encouraged me to go back to making them. I still have fun with that though the counted cross designing takes up most of my time these days. And, I can use dressing the Barbies up for photos as an excuse to play with them 🙂I’ve finally gotten a few listed in the store. Need to get busy with photography so I can list more.


…..I love color – I’m a nice bright color kinda girl.  Yellow being my favorite – reminds me of sunshine on a pretty day.  The purples aren’t bad either.  Fall leaves – all gorgeous… but I could go on and on.


Smoke free home….
No smoking here, however Pets abound, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Smoke free home….



Yes, I am a “coffeeholic”. Many of my cross stitch charts revolve around coffee, kids give me coffee mugs and cute signs, so….. stop by anytime, the coffee pot is always on!!