#ThankStitching No. 28 with Ruby Maynes

Ruby Maynes

Instagram: @clubsewda, Facebook, & Etsy

Email: clubsewda@gmail.com


I was enraptured with hand embroidery from a young age, having dress makers, quilters, and the like in my family. I love all things crafty, with stitching being my greatest passions.

2015 saw the birth of my darling daughter AND my small business, Club SewDa. I needed a flexible work environment that enabled me to work from home while raising my little girl. Hand embroidery also connected me with those deep family roots again – memories of hours sent with loved ones around the kitchen table hand stitching panels for family quilts.

It was a connection and joy that saved me during the wee hours of the morning when I’d be up with little girl, feeling tired and a loneliness I can’t quite describe.

And lastly, something I am HUGELY grateful for is the community that I find myself in, thanks to hand embroidery. I am surrounded by a collective of people who are passionate about their craft. This is encouraging and motivating!


#ThankStitching is a project to collect and curate reasons why stitchers worldwide are thankful for their particular needle craft. Look for daily posts in November with hourly posts on Thanksgiving Day.

  1. Hannie

    November 24, 2016 at 3:02 am

    One day I will own a piece of Ruby made loveliness. Then she’ll be international as I’m in the UK lol.

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