S.A.B.L.E. is an affliction that lots of needlepointers suffer from and is recognizable by the large numbers of UFOs a stitcher has in her stash.

The Summer of Needlepoint UFOs…

By Ellen Johnson / June 9, 2024

It’s time to tie up some loose ends (teehee) with my needlepoint, so I’m declaring this the “Summer of UFOs”! No, not flying saucers from outer space… the kind of UFOs that lurk in the back of your craft closet. You know… unfinished objects! 😉 Ellen Johnson

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Ooh la la... the Parisian stitch is a super versatile stitch that every needlepointer should know.

All About the Parisian Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / January 7, 2024

Colorful cardinals. Chipper chickadees. Playful penguins. What do they all have in common? Why, they’re birds, of course. And they just happen to be birds that you often see on winter-themed canvases. Since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter, I thought it might be fun to explore a stitch that you can use … Read more

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Cleaning needlepoint requires patience, attention to detail, and the right supplies.

Cleaning Needlepoint – Part 2

By Ellen Johnson / May 28, 2023

From pillows and stand ups to holiday ornaments and Christmas stockings, your needlepoint treasures add your unique personal touch to your home and family celebrations. And like all pieces of art, they require special care. As delicate fabric crafts, they’re especially susceptible to dust, dirt, and general wear-and-tear. That means a regular cleaning routine is … Read more

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