Artist Reception honors resident’s needlework

Sappho Petrowski was honored on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at an Artist Reception at McLean’s Chapel Crossing. 

Sappho developed a passion for needlepoint shortly after high school and enjoyed both counted cross-stitch and petit point. She has created at least 30 pieces which she has framed and given to her relatives.

Sappho was born and raised in the Hartford area and worked 30 years for Aetna as an assistant administrator. After she married, she left Aetna and moved to a small island south of Miami. She started working in a flower shop and later had her own floral business. After the death of her husband she moved back to Connecticut and settled in Simsbury where she worked for a local florist.

Once she retired, Sappho began volunteering at McLean in the greenhouse as well as assisting the horticulture therapist, and volunteering in the gift shop. She moved to McLean in November 2012.

Sappho’s needlework is on display in the hallway of McLean’s Chapel Crossing.