I'm Betsy, life long cross stitcher. I was taught by my mother, mentored by my aunt and have been a lover of those happy little x's all my life. Now a mother myself, I love to see pictures of my family in all forms, from the adorable crude drawings my four year old makes to the beautiful images my photographer friends snap of us. It was only a natural jump for me to start cross stitching myself, my husband and our boys.
Once my own family portrait was complete, I started to think about all the friends and their families I wanted to stitch, to capture on fabric with thread. So it was then and there that Little Thistles was formed, a week before Easter in 2015, when I quickly stitched out my brother's family and a multi-generational portrait for my mom of her growing family (four grandkids now!)
Each piece is unique, just like each family. Designed and stitched by hand and with love, I would be thrilled to help capture a moment in your family for you. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to start discussing a portrait.