Sherry. Personally, I think that you have not only great In The Hoop designs
but the best directions out there to go with them. A special thank you for
taking the time to do the wonderful PDF files. For those of us that are
visual the illustrated PDFs are a great tool. Hugs, Donna
am always happy to purchase one of your designs because they are great and
your instructions are always right on the money. Take care and keep
those great designs coming... God Bless you. Betty
I'd just like to say to anyone that has never tried any of Sherry's ITH
towel holders, you are really missing out on a great value and some
wonderful designs. I have purchased several of these sets and have never
been disappointed in the quality of Sherry's work. They sew out flawlessly
and are a lot of fun to make. Thanks Sherry and keep up the great work! We
all love you and I just thought you'd like to see some kudos's on Leap day!
Hugs and blessings, Carolyn :-)
5/19/11 Thank you for the
prompt order fulfillment for the Simple Elegancve Snap Purse Combo.
I am really impressed with the thorough documentation of all the different
components. Don't know how you can keep so many very similar projects
apart. I have ordered quite a few designs and I can hardly imagine how you
keep improving your merchandise -- but you do and I appreciate it.
I also appreciated your recent suggestions regarding the availability of
pre-quilted fabrics. I feared I wouldn't ever get to make the purses that
I already had designs for. Now I seem to have several sources available.
Sincerely, Helga (Kennedy)
2/4/11 I purchased
some notepad holders and I have to say that I have never had such
constant perfect stitch outs with any designs before. The outlines
are exactly where they should be. I really appreciate your work.
Thanks, Alice Gaylor
Hi Sherry, Wanted to tell you I was at Houston Quilt Festival today
and saw Dawn of DesignbyDawn and Allene of Snow Lady Designs. They saw my
snap top purse I made and immediately asked if it was your pattern and
designs. You are very well known! Dawn said it just looked like something
you would do. Deb Stoehr
5/22/10 Sherry, I
have been making purses and totes for quite a few years to sell at craft
shows. I recently purchased the side pocket tote. I made it up and took
it to work. Not only did someone purchase it immediately, I simply can't
make them fast enough to keep in stock. They sometimes sell before I make
it to my office. I have done them in both prints and plain colors. It
doesn't seem to matter. They just love them. I also add your tissue case
and a small simple zipped pouch and have started adding the little clip to
one of the side pockets for them to clip their keys to before they put
them in the pocket. They love that idea. Thank you so much for your
design. I have never had so much success with my items before.
3/24/10 I have bought two sets
placemat & hotpad patterns from you but my embroidery machine has been
away for repair. I just started this afternoon with a square design
hot pad (thought I'd try the easiest first) from the monogram range and
although I haven't finished it yet, I just had to contact you so say what
superb embroidery stitches you have digitized. The center panel of the hot
pad is just beautiful and, of course, I cannot now wait for more time to
finish the project. The finished sew out is superb. I do have lots
of the other designs from you but I had quite forgotten how professional
your work is. I shall be buying more and digging out all the others
I've bought from you. Just wanted to say thank you. Kind
regards, Audrey Chase
2/17/10 Hi Sherry,
Just wanted to tell you that I finished my first Heart Placemat Set and
Coasters. They are stunning. I love the technique, makes them so
easy and perfect. GREAT JOB you did.
I will definitely be doing
more. You're the best. Thanks again, Marilyn Swartout
Sherry! Your designs are impeccable. I'm always amazed how
beautifully they stitch out (even if I've made the same tissue case or gift
card holder, etc. over & over!). I've decided to make 2 sets of the
Halloween door hangers for my 2 nieces for their families, instead of making
8 treat bags & goodies for my 8 grand-nieces & nephews. Then the whole
family can enjoy them. And my sister will love the one with the cute black
cat (I think I want that one, too! Thanks for everything once again! You
7/3/09 I am so happy I am with your designs, your outstanding "how
to" instructions and the way you always respond to any questions. I've
only been doing machine embroidery for five years, and the last year is
actually when I've felt a little more confident. Trying your designs was
the best thing I could have done! The first one's I tried were the
"samples" and definitely needed more attention. However, that makes you
even more careful to read the great instructions a little closer and the
designs come out beautifully. I also like the fact that you provide a
location or store on where to buy the "unusual" items that might be
needed...that really makes shopping easier. Thanks again for all your
efforts to make us look so good. Living on a pension makes me careful
where I spend my dollars...and it's a pleasure to spend them on your great
products. Sharon B
Hi Sherry: I just want you to know how totally awesome the Baby Shower
favors are... I have been busy making the favors for a baby shower and they
sew out beautifully and are so cute!! I also made one of the picture frames
and will be making more for the parents so they can share photos with family
members. I want to THANK YOU for this wonderful set and to tell you your
timing was impeccable. Just wanted everyone to know that this set is
awesome!! And even I, a novice had no problems. Many THANKS!!!
would just like to comment on the Candle Wraps and Candle Mats. I purchased
three sets. I finally had time to stitch them on my machine. I must say the
they are wonderful! Thanks Sherry for your talent and hard work. She makes
it possible for us to stitch such pretty things! I look forward to her new
and creative ideas. Kind regards, Renee M.
9/13/08 Hi Sherry, I
have just finished making one of the Bible totes and boy did I
have a problem. Not your fault! I am not a sewer and
I struggled with simple things like cutting on the fold etc
(hadn't a clue what that meant) and I had a friend help me
with the corners of the bag and eventually I finished it myself.
It is beautiful and I want to thank you for the designs and all
the hard work that goes into them. looking on the bright
side If a complete non-sewer like me can produce such a
beautiful tote then anyone can. I just keep looking at it!
I have bought your CD clock designs and I checked out that it
was all made in the hoop but I will not be afraid to try another
tote bag, In fact I am quite looking forward to it.
So, many thanks for
all your hard work.
|9/12/08 Hi Sherry,
I'm ordering the new CD clocks. I think they are darling! Your work is impeccable. I
know that I can make whatever I buy from you, (with your help) and
not have to worry about the quality, but I have to tell you that I
LOVE the fact, that before I buy your designs, I can physically go
and see how they are made. I don't know of another site that does
that. I think they fear someone will copy or whatever, but you put it
out there and I can't tell you how many times that has sealed the deal for
me. I like to know what I'm getting before I buy and you make
it so easy. Just wanted to tell you that.
THANKS A TON! Sandy Taylor
I open my yahoo mail each day A Time To Stitch is the first one I click
on. I love Sherry's projects. They stitch out so nicely and I have
so many requests to make her items. She is a great digitizer.
If I ever delete any groups it will not be hers. (Way to go,
Sherry). Bev Lovan
|9/2/08 Sherry, I just
made my first cell phone case, they are just terrific. I have 7
grandchildren with cell phone, I am starting today to make one for each of
the grandkids. I think I am going to use old jeans and just put a monogram
in the middle for the boys, but the girls I just just use your cute
designs. The one I made just stitched up wonderful and your directions are
so easy to follow.
have been a member of the group for a while now, bought a few items but
haven't had time to stitch them out. Joined the group so I would
know when new items were available and to be frank really haven't gone
through everything that's already available. I just stitched out
your newer style cell phone pouch and want you & this group to know I
have never, never been more pleased with anything I have done in the hoop
before. From beginning to end - no problems and the finished product
that I made looks professional!
Thank you, Patti - Des Moines
|7/19/08 Sherry, couldn't
wait to say how much I am enjoying your patterns and project instructions
for the Bible totes. My sister's birthday is this week and the Bible
tote is the perfect gift. She loves lighthouses, so when I saw your
pattern, it was "gotta have it!" time. Your instructions
are so detailed and helpful, as I am pattern challenged...lol. Just
wanted to say a great big THANKS! for all your wonderful work.
A very satisfied customer, Janice
just recently purchased Purse Totes 1 & 3. Everything worked out
great! Sherry your instructions & work detail are wonderful. I
added pockets on both sides of the lining giving me more organization. I
am just pleased with my new purse. Everyone at work wanted to know where I
purchased my purse and were surprised that I had made
it! Thank you so much for your devotion & hard work creating
your items. Teresa/Florida
|6/16/08 Sherry, I
recently purchased the coin purses Set 3 & Checkbooks Set 3. I am so
very well pleased. They sew out so nicely & look so professional. That
definitely is not Me. Our church is having a bazaar in August with a
handmade booth. I am donating a lot of sewn items like this.
Again thanks, Jo in TX
Sherry, I saw your tote bag and cell phone holder at the Ann The
Gran community Circle in Orlando, Florida last week. I almost
knocked the lady over to find out where she got the patterns. She
had done the roses monogram tote and the cell phone. FYI, we are from
central Florida and she was from Maine. Thanks for sharing your
talent with us non-digitizers.
|3/25/08 Hi Sherry:
I just had to take a minute to compliment you on your designs and the
wonderful easy to follow instructions you include. They are so easy
and pretty much fool proof to make. I purchased the purse collection
in the open rose monogram design, and made them for all my friends and
family for Easter presents. Every one just loved them and I was the
hit of the Easter celebration this year. Thank you so much for
making me look like a "rock star." Again, thank you so
much for you wonderful designs. You are one very talented lady!
Your work is beautiful, Sherry, and the instructions are SOOOOOO
appreciated. Very few people or companies have well written
instructions anymore - even the major pattern companies leave
important steps out. I have instructions from classes I have gone to
from "famous" sewing people that have written books, etc, and I
come home and look at their instructions, and some of them are so
confusing and full of errors it is amazing. So your instructions
mean a lot to me, because I really need that step by step help, being a
stroke victim with memory issues.
|3/9/08 I can't say enough
good things about Sherry's designs. They are the very best out
there. Just follow her very very easy directions. If you have
any problems, Sherry will help you. If you can read and follow
instructions, you will be so happy you purchased her designs. Once
you have made a few of her projects you will want all she has.
Brenda in Indiana
|12/31/07 I have not done the totes, but I have done a
lot of Sherry's designs and I think her instructions are some of the
best there are. They are easy to understand and follow. I really like
having pictures to go with them....Her designs always nice looking
when finished. I would send anyone new looking for great designs and
wonderful directions to her site. I got some of my first designs
from her when I was really new at embroidery and in the hoop designs,
she made it very easy to get over the "wonder if I can do this"
Jodi from Oregon
Please know I have made a lot of handbags and totes over the last few
years and have accumulated a lot of patterns. Not to be outdone, I
saw yours and just had to try it. Amazing! Actually, I had forgotten what
a wonderful, detailed digitizer you are. Your embroideries are second to
none in style and elegance in how they sew out. Your pattern for the purse
tote is easy to follow and turns out perfect the very first time.
Actually, I like the idea of not trying to complete everything in the
hoop-- it expands your horizons. Thank you again for a wonderful
pattern. I will make it many times I am sure. Have a blessed
Patti Van Matre
Sherry, I purchased your Christmas gift card holders about a month ago
and am just getting around to stitching them out. I am brand new
machine embroidery (your design was only the second one I've tried....)
and I just wanted you know how pleased I am with your designs.
They've come out wonderfully and your instructions couldn't have
made the process any easier.
After you told us that you were doing new totes I checked daily so I could
purchase them. And then, there they were. I was soooo excited. These are
great, as always. The bible totes have been such a huge hit. I have
orders for 7 more before Christmas. I am so sure that the new totes will
be a huge hit also. Your designs and ideas are wonderful and I just
wait for emails about another design or
project. I can't praise you enough on your work and this is one
satisfied customer who will always purchase from you. And, I've told other
friends about your site so they can purchase with confidence. You're
|9/20/07 Sherry's designs
are FABULOUS!!! I have purchased most and love love LOVE her in the hoop
projects but best of all, are her instructions! I follow her picture
instructions and have had NO problems! I am so anxious to see what she
will come up with next! I have made several personalized memo
cases for gifts and plan on making hot pads, seat belt
covers, and notepad holders. Sherry - I am probably your biggest fan
and I will shout from the hills that you have the best in the hoops
projects with instructions in all the land! I mean every single word! Keep up the super
fantastic work Sherry!!!
|9/11/07 Dear Sherry,
I stitched out a bunch of your gift/money
holders and they turned out awesome!!! Well, once I got the knack.
I am also putting the final stitches on the hot mitt and it is
coming out awesome. They are all beautiful and I can't wait to
stitch out the rest of what I have purchased from you. Your designs
are beautiful and you have very easy instructions to follow. Besides
being very nice answering all my dumb questions. Thank-you so much.
You really need to quit your day job. You are wasting your
talents!!!! Just my opinion!! LOL
Diane S. Mathers
|8/3/07 Sherry - I just
have to say WOW!!! I was just at the Indiana Embroidery Conference
and I took my machine and stitched 3 of the memo cases! Wow! These were
easy and came out beautifully! I added initials on each for the person
they are going to (okay one is for me!) and they came out so well.
The thing I love best about your site and designs for in the hoop, is your
instructions! I print out the step by step picture instructions and
I never have an issue. Can you tell I am one satisfied customer?
Well I am! I just wish I could afford everything on your site! You
keep coming up with new in the hoop, and I'll be back for more!
Thanks again! Mary Ann
|11/3/06 Hi Sherry, I just wanted
you to know, that after working for 2 hrs. on a design that was digitized
by another digitizer, who did not make her directions clear, and whose
color chart did not even follow the order in which she said it would,
I really appreciate your designs. I have never had to re-do, figure
them out, or have them stitch out wrong. I was doing a small
Christmas stocking and none of the designs lined up with the outline that
she had stitched out first. This is not the first time this has
happened with her. I am not complaining to you about her work.
Just appreciating the care that you put into yours. Thanks again and
please know the extra work you put into your designs is appreciated. Take care. Karen Hammond
|4/5/06 Hello Sherry,
I think it would be cheaper for me to send you on a cruise for about six
months to a year! I really love your designs and swear every time I
send an order that I need to pass on the next offer. Then you come
up with something that I don't think I can live without and here I go
again. Thanks for all the excellent work that you do. Your
designs stitch out better than any others...bar none. Norma
|3/29/06 Sherry, I just had to drop you a note about
your Outdoors picture frames. I stitched six of
them. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your
hard work and wonderful talent.
11/4/05 Your designs are so well
to explain but your designs are crisp in detail and turn out as good as
you show them on-line. I just thought I would tell you that your last
belt wraps are great?? What great designs for men... Now I have to get
busy making towel trios and a bottle apron so maybe after
my show I can afford to buy more of you things! Just had to tell you!!! Juanita Longstreth
5/3/05 Sherry...I just wanted to write
and tell you how much I appreciate your designs and the quality of your
digitizing. I recently bought the Just For Boys applique
set, and they stitch out perfectly and look so professional. I'm
hoping you decide to do more designs that I can use for my grandkids.
I've bought applique designs from several digitizers, and your are the
best!! Thanks, Chris Hulse
4/25/05 OK, Sherry...this has got to
stop. My children are shoeless, the baby has no milk; there is no
food on the table, and yet, you continue to design these irresistible,
darling, goof-proof designs that I cannot resist! What
fiendish plan do you have up your sleeve for me next, I ask? Some
heartbreakingly adorable concept, I'll bet! It is dastardly of
You say you "work full time."
I think you work full time at separating me from my money, lil'
missy! Get a real "day job," for goodness sake!
You don't have a day job! A day job would leave you completely
exhausted and unable to be creative. A day job would deplete you
of your talent and make it impossible for you to invent such
darling designs! Oh no, you can't fool me with this "I work
a full-time job, and I have to fill your orders under cover of
darkness" line; I know better. Un-huh. Not
buying it. Stop this, I admonish you, stop this!
I can't take it any more. VBggggggg!>
Susann Carlson, a delighted,
but very broke "fan."
2/11/05 You are AWESOME!!!!
The clocks, frames, towels, notepad holders...everything you do is
wonderful!!! The instructions you provide are perfect...
Thank you so much for doing this!!!!!!!! You really make me look
Thank you again, Marie Carl
|1/23/05 Hi Sherry, I
purchased your towel trios and was amazed at how easy and how beautiful they are. I had never done a towel
topper before nor had I done a appliqué, so I was a little nervous about
doing this, but your instructions were a breeze and sewed out so quick
and easy!!!! I would recommend anyone who has never tried the towel
toppers to try your version. You don't have to cut the towel up, or
tack it down, or sew it down. It is just so much easier to do.
And the appliqué are just gorgeous!!!!! Needless to say, I will be
back for more designs!!!!! Keep up your God given talents and we
will all continue to enjoy your gifts!!!
1/10/05 Just a note to tell you how very
much I enjoyed sewing your clocks designs for Christmas gifts. I
did 6 initially, (not the Christmas designs, but the round welcome
clock), and already planning to start some of the Christmas ones
to use as gifts for friends and family this year so they will be able to
enjoy using them next holiday season. They were so easy to do and
the instructions to assemble were great! I didn't ruin not one!!
HA! Everyone thought they were absolutely beautiful and
no one had ever seen a clock with embroidery. I've even started
getting some requests to make some for their friends and families which
is great. I'm a nurse but do quite a bit of embroidery for the
public on the side. Keep the ideas and great designs coming.
They are truly wonderful!!!!!
Sincerely, Rebecca (Becky) Ward
a note that I saw your bottle designs in the Creative
Machine Embroidery Magazine. I tried the “free design” first just to
see how they stitched out. I was delighted! So of course I ordered
them. I was really slow that day and only
got 7 towel hangers made. I am so thrilled with the designs and they
make such neat gifts. You are truly a creative person. I will be telling everyone
about your work.
Thanks, Patsy Ennis
I just want to tell you how beautiful a job you did digitizing your
Daisy shirt set. I knew from seeing your stitch out at the Indiana
Embroidery Conference how good your digitizing skill was but watching the
Daisy set stitch out last night was a real pleasure. Just like sewing out
Elsa's designs! I did the daisy set in a tone on tone look, on a
shirt my daughter can wear for work!
|1/9/04 I recently
purchased some of your frames. I've wanted some for quite a while,
but there was always something else to do. I used your new
instructions about getting rid of the "pokeys" in the center
where the picture is displayed. Sherry, I've got to tell you, your
frames are beautiful and your instructions make the project absolutely
9/23/03 Hi Sherry, Just stitched out your baby frame--it is super!! I did one last week and
it was very well received. Your digitizing is excellent! The scallop
around the opening is very even and the outlines on the birds and rattle are
perfect. I know nothing about digitizing, but when I stitch it out it is
easy to tell you really know what you are doing! Thank you for such
quality designs--keep up the good work!
9/16/03 Dear Ms. Titzer: I have ordered a few of your clock designs. I just wanted
to tell you that your work is exquisite. I have used a lot of designs I
purchased on the internet, and the quality of your work far exceeds anything
else I've tried. You are truly a master of your craft. Bobbie from Virginia