On another wall of the sunroom is a collection of blue plates. Oh, how I love blue plates.
Janet says she collects lots of things.
This is Janet's kitchen. Up high all around the kitchen are little houses that she has collected on her travels. Each one has a story.
Janet is especially fond of dolls, handmade dolls. She makes exquisite dolls.
I love this. It is a rubbing from England back when they still let you do that to old stones.
What a cute little rabbit. It is one of a couple of Christmas ornaments that are on display in her living room. Here is another one:
The living room has the most remarkable creation of Janet's on display. It is an embroidery that hangs above her fireplace.
Each of Janet's embroideries tells a story. She must know thousands of old fairy tales.
This the beautiful display by her front door. Everything with a story.
Now we are going upstairs. Oh my. These are quilts that Janet made and appeared on the front of various magazines:
Oh to be so creative!
We get to see her workroom. Wow.
Everywhere are fascinating creations:
Has Janet lived more than one lifetime to have created all these things?
I am overwhelmed at everything. And there is more.
We get to see her happy chair. Her collection of books. Her threads. Her little area for sewing. She is such an inspiration. Words just can not convey what a wonderful place this is. She lets us look through a pile of her little quilts. Each one is a story.
It is truly amazing.
Janet has authored books. She signs two of her books for BFF. I happen to have won her books in a drawing on The Embroiderer's Story.
I have many more photos of her work. She is one of most creative people ever. I would love to spend the afternoon with her sometime and just soak up inspiration.
Thank you Janet for the most fabulous visit.