A complete and total failure…

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Feb 20, 2020
When you fail at doing something, you're not a failure!

In the spring of 2004, I attempted to write my very first stitch guide for a needlepoint canvas. If a stitch fit into an area, I stuck it there – and what I ended up with was a mishmash of canvas embroidery stitches that absolutely did NOT play well together. I was a complete and total failure! Or was I?

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. Last week, 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. And this week, we’re exploring stitch options!

What Do You Do With Your ORT?

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Feb 15, 2018
Do you have an ort jar?

Do you save your ORT?

Or do you toss them in the trash? What’s that? You don’t know what the heck an ORT is?!

Well then – pour yourself a nice cuppa and let me tell you. Sound good? Okey dokey – I’ll wait for you.

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