I am a working artist. I have been designing needlepoint since 1972,when after graduating college , I took an apprenticeship at American Needlework Center in Georgetown, DC. I found my calling and have never looked back.I have designed for the Washington Cathedral and the White House and continue a large custom business . In 2000 I started to design for wholesale under the name BY GAIL .In 2004 Squiggee designs was born and introduced on eBay. These designs appeal to me, just fun! Squiggee opened up the world embellishments to me. I have been married to a very wonderful master cabinet and furniture designer going on 37 years.He is the only man that has not bored me.He has a wicked sense of humor and a loving nature,we are well matched.Since his early retirement in 2008, he joined the Squiggee Family , managing the office and he is our link to the shops. He has become such an intracranial part of the day to day running of Squiggee Designs , that shops refer to him as " Mr. Squiggee". We have a Chi-weenie named Twinkle , a mix of Doxie and Chihuahua and her older brother, a six year old black miniature poodle named Omar , who sports with a small white goatee.