I don't remember exactly how Alicia Paulson and I "met" years ago. I say "met" because our paths haven't yet crossed in person. But, I quickly became fond of her, particularly after she sent me this little embroidered button. See? It has a "J" for "Jenny" on it. >sniff< I've kept it ever since. It was a special gesture at a difficult time and I appreciated it very much. Embroidery and companionship.
Here we are, years later (books later), and Alicia has a new one coming out! I haven't seen it yet, but I'm certain that Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson is sweet and lovely to behold, just like her website and work.