Hi! I'm Tara.


I’ve been a casual needlepointer for years, but in my “real life” I work as an opera director on stages large and small all around the country.  On March 13, 2020, Covid hit the opera world HARD, and in the space of 24hrs, over 80% of my income for the year was wiped out as I learned of one cancellation after another.  It was a time of shock and mourning and a lot of introspection.   

By chance, I picked up needlepoint again. I thought “maybe other people might enjoy my little doodles,” and I fired up my Etsy account. Well… you did!  One canvas at a time, beautiful stitchers reached out and helped erase all the fear I had about how I might possibly make it through this time.  

For the last couple of years, I have spent countless hours at my kitchen table, painting tiny little dots on canvas with a heart full of gratitude.  I am so amazed at the skill and dedication  of the talented stitchers I have met, and it is an honor to share my creative dreams with you all.   

Stitch on, friends! 


Find me on Instagram @onepartwhimsy!

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