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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.

Entice – A Tempting Little Thread

One of my favorite threads from our friends at Rainbow Gallery is Entice. It's a gorgeously glittery thread that you can use to add all kinds of sparkle and shimmer to your needlepoint canvases. Want to learn a little more...
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All About The Balloon Stitch

Earlier this week, I shared the balloon stitch with you on Needlepoint TV™.  It's a very functional stitch - and it's one that you can use on your canvases in a variety of ways. It's a rather large stitch which...
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A Scrapbook of Stitch Samplers

The very first canvas embroidery stitch I learned - way back in the day - was the mosaic stitch. There are literally hundreds of canvas embroidery stitches that you can use to add depth and dimension to your needlepoint projects....
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Celebrating With Stitches

The 2020 Stitch Challenge is in the books. Well, almost in the books. (We still have prizes to award... squeeee!!!) More than 600 stitchers participated and it was a B L A S T!! (If you're not sure what the...
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Five Needlepoint Tools Every Stitcher Should Have

We're in the final week of the 2020 Stitch Challenge! Oodles of stitchers are gathering together every weeknight at 8:00 p.m. CDT and you can still join us. (We have 2 more nights together - YAY!!) If you're already part of...
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Which Threads Should I Use?

Does choosing threads for your needlepoint canvases leave you feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? Do all of the different options confuse you? I'll bet you wish there was an easy way to know which threads to use on the different sizes...
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Stitch Guides Made Simple LIVE!™

Things are really hopping here in Serendipityville. We're already half-way through the first week of the 2020 Stitch Challenge and I'm getting ready for my brand new workshop. The workshop, Stitch Guides Made Simple LIVE!™ is happening on October 17th...
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The 2020 Stitch Challenge

Hip, hip, HOORAY! It's National Needlepoint Month and I have a super-fun surprise for you! To celebrate our favorite hobby, I'm hosting the 2020 Stitch Challenge! What the heck is that?! That's a terrific question and I'm ever so glad...
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Using Loop Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

WOW! It's hard to believe that we're already to our last stitch family that we're going to explore in this series of blog posts! Are you ready to dive into loop stitches? Terrific! Me, too. Read more
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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