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An inspiring blog dedicated to helping you unlock your inner needle artist, turn off your doubt, and make the time to create something wonderful with your own two hands.

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the Blog

An inspiring blog dedicated to helping you unlock your inner needle artist, turn off your doubt, and make the time to create something wonderful with your own two hands.

Stitch 23 in 23 – Week 2 Recap

Week 2 of Stitch 23 in 23 is in the books and I don't know about you, but I'm having a B L A S T!! If you missed week 1, click here to catch up and if you're new...
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Stitch 23 in 23 – Week 1 Recap

Stitch 23 in 23 is underway and we're having oodles of F-U-N!! (If you're not sure what I'm talking about, click here to read more about our fun-filled needlepoint event. 😉 ) Now, here's that recap of Stitch 23 in...
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Your Best Needlepoint Year Ever!

Well, here we are on the eve of #Stitch23in23 and I can hardly wait to kick things off. See, I'm predicting this is going to be your BEST needlepoint year EVER! Read more
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Why Do You Needlepoint?

Last Friday, my friend, Elizabeth, asked me why I like to do needlepoint. Instinctively, I said "well, my grandmother taught me when I was 9 and it's just something I've always done". But the more I thought about her question,...
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All About The Diamond Ray Stitch

Winter doesn't officially begin until December 21st, but since we're almost there, let's take a peek at a stitch that you can use on your winter themed canvases... the diamond ray stitch!  Read more
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A Christmas Ornament for Ruth

A Christmas ornament is such a lovely way to commemorate a special occasion. And this year, we have a very special event to celebrate in our family... the birth of baby Ruth! I have a couple of ornaments that I...
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Scissors for Needlepoint

Every needlepointer needs a good pair of scissors. With all of the different kinds available today, I'm here to help you cut through (teehee... sorry, I couldn't resist!) the clutter and find the perfect pair for you! Read more
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Three Terrific Wool Needlepoint Threads

Why use wool needlepoint thread when there are so many other interesting options available to today's stitchers? I believe it can be summed up in two words: durability and color. Read more
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All About The Byzantine Stitch

The Byzantine stitch is one of the first canvas embroidery stitches that I learned. It's one of the most versatile stitch patterns of all - and you'll find a LOT of variations of it in your stitch books. In fact,...
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Needlepoint Stitches for Small Spaces

So, you have a cute little ornament that you want to stitch for a special someone. And you'd like to jazz it up with decorative stitches, but all of the design components are SO small! Which needlepoint stitches can you...
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Choosing Needlepoint Threads For Your Projects

Choosing needlepoint threads for a painted canvas is one of my favorite things about stitching. But if you're a newer needlepointer, or if you've been away from our favorite hobby for a while, or if you don't live near a...
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4 Needlepoint Myths and How to Avoid Them

If you've ever worked a needlepoint canvas using a professional stitch guide, you know the difference that decorative stitches and fancy threads can make in your finished project. The added texture and sparkle bring a flat 2-dimensional design to life...
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