My name is Annie Belcher. I live outside of Chicago in a charming old (over 100 years old) house with my husband, my youngest daughter, 2 dogs, a cat and 5 backyard chickens! I have been embroidering and sewing since I was 9 years old, and have had a life-long love affair with needlework of all kinds. I enjoy quilting and wool applique, and decorating my home for the seasons. I also dearly love drawing, painting, and mixed media art! I am an avid art-journal-er; sketching and painting all the ideas that inspire me. This process helps me develop my creative ideas that are then offered as products for you!