Designer Barbara Ana began designing patterns for friends and her own use in 2006, but she has been stitching since 1998 and has not stopped ever since. Designing has become her true passion. Everything can be a source of inspiration for Barbara Ana, but she has a special interest in antique samplers, animals, plants, and Halloween motifs. Her goal is to design fun and easy patterns that are a joy to stitch. Barbara Ana designs are eclectic, offering whimsical and cute designs as well as large samplers.