Meet Me


Bonjour!





Bonjour!
My name is Jill but everyone calls me Jilly. I live a tiny home near apple orchards and the ocean with my husband and our rescued beagle. I design cross stitch patterns inspired by vintage French linens, French motifs and flowers. Roses are my muse. My favorite colors are pink and gold.

My husband is a scientist. I work per diem as a counselor in a crisis center and an advocate for the homeless. We reside in coastal New England, on the North Shore of Boston. Our condo is decorated with a mix of modern and vintage Hollywood Regency decor. 




I hope you have a cozy and gentle time stitching my patterns. Put the kettle on, relax and create a heartwarming piece of hand embroidered art. Stitch your stress away while flowers flow from your needle. Please visit my Shop to browse the cross stitch patterns and notions.   

In between pattern posts, I happily share lots of my favorite recipes and a few craft projects too. I'm mindful of where my food comes from, trying my best to support humane farming. Good cooking starts with a spark of interest, quality ingredients and a thoughtful approach. 


I've also lived in New York City and Philadelphia, PA. My maternal great grandfather was a coal miner from Lithuania. As a hobby, he made clothes and quilts. My grandfather sold textiles. My grandmother made Christening gowns. My parents owned a restaurant. Sewing and cooking are in my roots. 





My husband and I are primarily on a quest to come closer to God through our Catholic faith. We've found much truth and beauty there. We have a deep love for The Blessed Virgin Mary, admiring her mercy, humility and her "yes" to God's will for her life.   



We're flawed creatures, trying our best to trust in God. We believe in balancing private prayer, churchgoing and social justice issues. We work at keeping our hearts open. We look inward, patiently working on ourselves. Prayer and silent reflection are very much part of our path to peace. God's first language is silence. You can read more about our spirituality, some thoughts on solitude and simplicity here.  


I'd love to hear from you! Please email me at sewfrenchembroidery@gmail.com
Peace and Blessings! 
xx ~ Jilly 



7 comments:

  1. Jill you are so talented! I can't cook or sew, but I will be stopping by to admire your work. Maybe one day I can learn by ogling ;-)

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    1. Ying, so sweet of you to say! You're certainly very talented at what you do! Thank you for visiting. I hope this blog provides you many hours of ogling! Thank you for your kind comments! xo

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  2. What a Great Site! You are obviously talented. I like the fact that you have God in your life. Your recipes look awesome. Can hardly wait to try them. These pictures are beautiful. I've been to MA. It's a lovely state.

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    1. Hi There! Thanks so much for your kind comments! God is the center of everything....the pearl of great price. Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy the recipes. xx-Jilly

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  3. Hi Jill! I miss talking to you on Facebook. You gave me such great advice! Anyhow, I plan on heading to Boston for a weekend trip and would love to meet up with you for coffee. Hope you are doing great! Have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Hi Laura! So nice to see your message here! I’d love to meet up! 💗 I miss talking to you on Facebook too. Please email me at sewfrenchembroidery@gmail.com We can work out the details. Hope all is well with you! Have a very Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄

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  4. Hi Jill,
    I love all the work that you displayed over here. It’s awsome! It’s great to see somebody as multitalented as you ��I made the pink rose using cross stitch and it came out so well. Can’t,t wait to try out your recepies! Any suggestions on what to start with? Vegetarian suggestions pls��

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