3010 W. Anderson Lane, Austin Texas

Owner of "A Bit of Stitch"Evy Hawkins

Evy lives in sunny South Carolina with her husband and Kitkat, the feline resident who actually rules the roost. She is the proud mama of three wonderful children and a gramma! She has been sewing since she was a child. During the course of her career she has been a couturiere (specializing in wedding and evening garments), a women's wear designer, a freelance embroidery designer, the owner of a little fabric shop, children's wear designer/manufacturer and a graphic artist. Today she stays very busy and quite happy designing and digitizing her own line of embroidery designs and creating projects, patterns and other fun stuff! Evy's favorite machines to work with are made by Baby Lock. She is especially fond of their new Sashiko machine and their needle felting machine, the Embellisher.

(Yes, there are thread snips and fabric scraps littering the house, yard and road leading to Evy's house...the neighbors are very long suffering and patient and so is her family!)

A long time ago, Evy had a dear old Irish aunt who taught her the love of sewing by making her exquisite things for her dolls and showing her how she did it. She learned that "shark tooth" stitches were not acceptable...only tiny little even backstitches would do. Sometimes when enthusiasm got in the way of neatness Evy's auntie would have to remind her "little stitches, Evy dear, just take a little bit of stitch!" The name is in honor of this sweet talented lady, and a reminder of how kind teachers can inspire us to do good things.