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For as long as I can remember,
I have been stitching embroidery.
All of the women in my family did stitching
-- my dear mother who first taught and guided my stitching
as a child,my grandmother and all of my aunts and cousins.
Even now,I can remember my grandmother pleading with me to sit down and finish
my embroidery properly.
She was born and raised in the late 1800's.
During those years,it was customary for all women to show
their self-expression and worth in their household through their stitching ability.

Later at school,I learned how to complete many difficult and different stitches.
At this point,I showed great pride in my achievements and began stitching fine embroideries.
Luckily,my mother kept my very first works
in crewel embroidery(at age 6)and in cross-stitch(at age 7).
Today with great pride,my very first works are beautifully framed and on display.

Grandually,I workedmy way from stamped crewel embroidery to
cross-stitch to petit point and on to gobelin pieces.
For me,stitching is not a hobby.
It is my love and I am an enthusiastic devotee.
It is a second nature which has led me from my beginning to:

1994 My Favorite Building
1996 -July- Au Fill du Poitu Montmorillon "Once upon a time. " -France
@ -October-Four Seasons-England(Third Prize)
1997 Mini-Frame Cross-Stitch (a cross-stitch collection book) -Japan
1998 -July-Four Seasons in Cross Stitch-book-Japan
-December- Her Royal Majestythe Queen of England's Christmas Tree /an embroidered ornament for the Christmas tree of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth ‡U
2000 My Favorite Garden-England(Third prise)
My Favorite Building Four Seasons-England
(Third Prize)
Four Seasons in
Cross Stitch-book-Japan
Au Fill du Poitu Montmorillon "Once upon a time. " -France Her Royal Majestythe Queen of England's Christmas Tree /an embroidered ornament for the Christmas tree of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth ‡U My Favorite Garden-England

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