Mountain Magic in Asheville

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Jun 14, 2018
Exit Now for the next Threadventure destination: Asheville, North Carolina!

Hi there!

I’m soooo happy to see you again. Are you ready for the next stop on our Threadventure? Great! Jump on the Serendipity Express with me and we’ll ride our magical virtual vacation tour bus to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina where mountain vistas await us…

 

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Workbasket

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May 17, 2018
Don't you just love Scarlett O'Hara's problem solving strategy? Tee hee! ;-)

What’s in your needlepoint workbasket?

Is your workbasket nice and tidy – or do you have the Scarlett O’Hara syndrome? You know…putting off until tomorrow what you really ought to be tending to today.

Seriously, when’s the last time you inventoried your workbasket? I mean, actually sat down and took stock of what you have stuffed in there – and what you’re missing? Well, there’s no time like the present to dive right in and start digging around to see what’s inside yours.

How to Tell if the 2018 Threadventure is for YOU!

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May 9, 2018
You're invited to join the 2018 Threadventure!

Grab your calendar, a notepad and a pen…

We have some planning to do! I can hardly believe that it’s only three short weeks until we head out on our 2018 Threadventure. Can you?! (Wondering what the heck a Threadventure is? Click here to read all about it. ;))

Not sure if the 2018 Threadventure is for Y-O-U…

Escape on a Thrilling Threadventure Over the Rainbow

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May 2, 2018
Escape Over the Rainbow on a Thrilling Threadventure!

Have you heard? We’re going Over the Rainbow on a Threadventure!

What exactly is a Threadventure? That’s a great question – and I’m ever so glad you asked! 🙂

Grab your favorite cuppa and I’ll tell you all about it.

Back to Stitches for a Needlepoint Sky…

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Apr 27, 2018
Stitching the Sky in Tuscaloosa

So, now we’ve come full circle with this cute little Tuscaloosa canvas…

back to stitching the sky. It’s the last design component I have to decide upon – and it’s what prompted me to share this tiny peek at how I go about choosing threads and stitches for my needlepoint projects with you.

I spent some time noodling it this week and here’s what I came up with.

How to Match Threads with Stitches

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Apr 18, 2018
April in Alabama

Hi there! It’s a gloriously beautiful spring day here in Alabama…there’s a cool breeze blowing, the sun is shining, the birdies are chirping, and big puffy white clouds are drifting across the bluest sky you ever saw. It makes my heart sing just to look out the window. In fact, I think I’ll take my project out on the porch in a little while and stitch. 🙂

But before I do…

Remember last week, when we chatted about the design elements on my Tuscaloosa canvas and identified the focal point (and subordinate focal points)? Then, we brainstormed about some descriptive words that could be used to help in exploring different thread options. If you missed that blog post, you can click here to read it.

Well, this week’s post is all about…

How to Choose Threads that Get Noticed

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Apr 11, 2018
How to Choose Threads that Get Noticed

Hello lovelies! I’m so happy to be back with you here today. I had a wee bit of a life hiccup these past three weeks…my sweet Mama had to have unexpected open heart surgery (5 bypasses – yikes!) and I’ve been on Mommy Duty. 😉

Now that she’s back in Tuscaloosa, things are starting to settle down some and…

I’m ready to talk needlepoint! How about you?!

Stitching a Needlepoint Sky

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Mar 21, 2018
Tuscaloosa needlepoint canvas

Just the other day, someone asked me about which stitches might be good to use for the sky on a needlepoint canvas. And that’s a really great question, but you know what? It doesn’t have a “one-size-fits-all” answer.

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