• 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, and a lot of other things I can't think of right now.

  • I live....on a small mini farm in rural north Alabama with a cute Pomapoo, an indoor cat, an inside/outside cat, wild deer, possums, racoons, 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, but in mid 2011 I designed my first chart to sell. My charts are vailable wholesale to shops at ICG Crafts

  • Web design.... A friend designed my first web site many years ago and I wasn't particularly pleased and decided I could do a better job. I did and one thing led to another and now I have a small web design business. I love working on web sites and can become engrossed quite easily. I've slowed down in that area as there just isn't enough hours in my day.

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

  • 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 start 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 :) Hopefully I'll soon have some of my Barbie fashions listed in the store.