Stitching Flowers on the Double Straight Cross

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May 28, 2019
Jean Smith Designs floral needlepoint canvas

Well, hello there!

I’m so happy to have you here with me today. This whole month has been about different stitches you can use for the flowers on your needlepoint projects. And today, I’ll wrap it up with a bow by sharing another terrific stitch + some of my favorite floral canvases. (Oh – and I have a few more pictures from our visit to Monet’s Garden to show you, too… sound good?)

“I Must Have Flowers…”

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May 14, 2019
The flower garden in front of Claude Monet's home in Giverny.

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…

A Charming Needlepoint Stitch for Clouds

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Apr 16, 2019
Beautiful blue sky with white wispy clouds.

Bluebird skies with wispy white clouds…

that’s what we’re gonna take a peek at this week. Well, actually, it’s the clouds that we’ll be shining the spotlight on here. I just love wispy white clouds, don’t you? Especially when they’re floating up there in a bright blue sky like the one you see in the picture below.

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