Visit Oma's Place Embroidery Site
from a small town in Xenia, OH where she can hear the cows but she
is only 5 to 10 minutes from shopping.
happily married to John, her husband for 32 years. They have 2
children – Paul and Kristy –along with 6 grandchildren – Rileigh, 6,
Luke ,2, [children of Paul and his wife Holly]. Daughter Kristy has
Saarah, 6, Eliana, 4, Effie, 1, and Siddiq, 9.
Her love of
embroidery goes back to when her mother filled their home with hand
embroidered items and as soon as Monika was able to pick up needle
and thread she followed in her footsteps. She discovered machine
embroidery 20 years ago and has been learning to digitize for the
past 10 using the old Pfaff pcd win program. During the last 2
years she started doing Embird tutorials and her skills really took
off. She says, “My family would say that I breathe and dream
Monika is an
avid flower gardener and loves anything related to that. That is
why you will find many flower themed designs in her embroidery. She
spends time in her garden whenever possible when she isn’t
digitizing or watching her grandkids.
She is a
retired nurse educator and with several family and friends as
nurses, she also has an interest in representing today’s nurses.
She also has a deep compassion for autistic children and their
families since autism touched their lives through the birth of
Siddiq. She is also active in her local church and draws strength
from scripture and her faith – which you will see reflected in her
She digitizes using various techniques including
appliqué, fringe and filled. And she enjoys making in the hoop
small projects. She would like to explore Free Standing Lace so she
can add it to her digitizing skills.
Her husband has been very supportive since he
introduced her to machine embroidery when he bought her first Pfaff
7570. Monika thanks her husband for his understanding when she spent endless hours
digitizing and sitting in front of a computer screen. She says, “And
for never complaining when I spent yet some more money on supplies
that I absolutely ‘had’ to have. “
She also thanks many designers who put up with her
“endless” questions and for their tutorials. She earnestly says,
“Thanks to all of you.”