“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

― William Morris

Flora Victoriana has been a dream of mine since I began embroidery about two years ago. At the time, I was in graduate school working on my PhD in English (actually, I’m still working on that PhD and getting ready to graduate this fall!) and I needed a creative outlet. I found embroidery one dreary winter and here we are!

Because I study Victorian literature, most of my embroidery is inspired by nineteenth-century women writers like the Brontës, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, and (my one true love) Elizabeth Barrett Browning. However, I’d be remiss to omit the many other writers who also inform my work including Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel. I’m so happy to share my passion for women writers and my love of embroidery with you. Thank you for being a part of my journey.


Heidi oxox