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Lavender Fields by Maggie & Co. is a fun canvas to try some slanted stitches on!

Using Slanted Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

By Ellen Johnson / August 13, 2020

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… Ellen Johnson

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The flower garden in front of Claude Monet's home in Giverny.

“I Must Have Flowers…”

By Ellen Johnson / May 14, 2019

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Visiting his home and his gardens is something I’ll never forget – and I’ll even go so far as to say that it’s one of the highlights of my life. 🙂 It still seems surreal that I was actually there two weeks ago… Ellen … Read more

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A Superb Stitch For Grass On Your Painted Canvases

By Ellen Johnson / March 12, 2019

Well hello there, lovely! It’s so nice to have you here with me today. Can you believe that next Wednesday is the first day of spring? I’m so, sooo glad, too! I just love it when everything starts to bloom and grow. The trees in my yard are beginning to sprout tiny little leaves and … Read more

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