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Which Santa should I stitch?

Which Santa Should I Stitch?

By Ellen Johnson / December 3, 2020

Did you see Tuesday’s video over on Needlepoint TV™? In it, I shared 3 canvases that I’m trying to decide between for my December project. Right now, Mardi Gras Santa and Red Bird Santa are neck-in-neck in the voting results. In fact, Mardi Gras Santa is leading by a mere two votes. EEK! Ellen Johnson

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"Jingle" was created especially for Jingle in July, my 2019 needlepoint retreat.

Meet Diane Bertelson of Pepperberry Designs!

By Ellen Johnson / July 30, 2020

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 Jingle and, if she looks familiar, it’s because she also made an appearance in the … Read more

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Why Needlepoint?

By Ellen Johnson / March 26, 2020

There are oodles of good reasons to pick up needlepoint as a hobby. Of course, I may be a little biased. 😉 My “whys” for stitching are pretty simple, though… It provides me with a creative outlet. It helps me to relax. It’s something that I can do just about anywhere at any time. And … Read more

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