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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.

Using Knotted Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

I’m having soooo much fun sharing all of these different canvas embroidery stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint projects. Thank you for joining me! 🙂 Now, let’s do a quick recap of what we’ve covered so far:...

Using Crossed Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

Last week, we explored some slanted stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint canvases. And guess what?! Now we’re gonna explore cross (or crossed) stitches. A crossed stitch is comprised of two - or more - straight stitches...

Using Slanted Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

Hello there, lovely! Last week's blog post about straight stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint canvases was a winner, winner, chicken dinner, so this week we're gonna explore slanted stitches! Sound good? Terrific! Let's dive in... Read...

Using Straight Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

Ready to dive into some stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint canvases? Terrific! Me, too. Let’s chat just a minute about stitch families before we get started, though. When you understand how stitches are grouped in families...

Meet Diane Bertelson of Pepperberry Designs!

Last summer, I hosted my very first in-person Jingle in July needlepoint retreat here in Tuscaloosa. We had oodles of fun stitching a jolly snow girl that Diane Bertelson of Pepperberry Designs created especially for the retreat. Her name is...

Choosing Stitches for an Ornament

This week's blog post is a blast from the past - and it's chock full of terrific information about writing your own stitch guides... Read more

Stitching with Watercolours

Watercolours is an ahhhh-mazing hand-painted long-staple Pima cotton thread from the CARON Collection. It's available in a multitude of colors - from subtle monochromatic to more wildly variegated hues. It comes in 10-yard, 40-yard, and 100-yard skeins. My very first...

Texture in Needlepoint

Henry Ford famously said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."  Now, you're probably wondering why I'm starting a needlepoint blog post about texture with a quote from Henry Ford, aren't you? Well, it actually...

Fabulous Flowers Needlepoint Workshop

I'm busy as a bee making plans for my new workshop that's happening on July 25th. It's the Fabulous Flowers Needlepoint Workshop and it's gonna be oodles of F-U-N!!! Grab yourself a nice frosty glass of lemonade and I’ll tell...

Eight Tips for Getting Your Needlepoint Stash Under Control

I'm in de-stashing mode. Full on, no holds barred, get 'er done destashing mode! So, what does that look like? Well, for me, it began with re-reading Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. (You really should read...

Living the Way of Love…

It's terrific to be back here with you this week. I missed you! We had a fantabulous time at the Girlfriends' Getaway Virtual Retreat the first week in June. And last week, I took a few days off to get...

Spring Threadventure Week 7: Portland Japanese Garden

Hello there! Can you believe that we're to the end of our 2020 Spring Threadventure Garden Tour? I know - neither can I! The ultimate zen experience awaits you at our final destination, so hop aboard the Serendipity Express with...

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