Hello, let me introduce myself. My name is Sharon Lomo and I love Counted Cross Stitch! My experience comes from almost a lifetime of sewing and needlework. I was born into a family of creative women so I really didn’t have a chance to be otherwise. 🙂
My great-grandmother sewed and was a needleworker. She was also an avid quilter back when quilts were stitched lovingly by hand, one stitch at a time. Both of my grandmothers sewed for their families. My maternal grandmother also embroidered.
My mother and stepmother were excellent seamstresses. They both made clothing for our family. We were always well dressed for school and church. My mother also embroidered and crocheted and my stepmother knitted. I can’t tell you how many slippers, pot holders, and doilies I’ve made!
In 1978 I went to work for a needlework shop in Fort Stockton, TX. There I learned needlepoint and counted cross stitch and I loved them both. I took the finishing work home from the shop and assembled throw pillows, bell pulls, Christmas stockings, pincushions, etc. for our customers from their completed needlework.
Later, after moving to southern California, I was hired by a major needlework kit manufacturer as a stitcher. I was in Heaven! I stitched 8 hours a day for them and loved it! Later, I became Stitching Supervisor/Customer Service Representative while still stitching between my other duties. Eventually, I was transferred to the Art Department where I learned to write kit instructions, create kit “Face Labels” and catalog supplements. While in their employ, I created a full-page ad for Thomas Kinkade’s counted cross stitch designs which were created from some of his paintings. My ad was published in a trade show magazine for a trade show held in Chicago.
I’m now back in Nevada where I spent my teen and young adult years. Retired from working for others, I have created my own line of counted cross stitch patterns.
I hope you enjoy stitching my patterns as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you.
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