TNNA Preview — JR Designs

Sticks Do Christmas Stocking

Judy of JR Designs is the creative designer of the popular Stiick and Chick stick figures for needlepoint. I first got to know Stick a few years ago when he premiered at the TNNA Market. His outdoors lifestyle (skiing, fishing, etc) fits well with Judy’s delightful style. Last year, Chick, his girlfriend, premiered. This year [...]

Thread News — TNNA Preview

I’ve heard from several Thread manufacturers about new products appearing at TNNA. Custom House (booths 1608, 1610, & 1612) distributes the lovely Gumnuts Yarns from Australia. They will be showing a new range of colors in all the yarns. It’s a soft orange. Ity will be availabel in Stars (silk floss), Buds (silk perle), Poppies [...]

Expanded Nativity Stitch Guide -TNNA Preview

Needledeeva Nativity Stitch Guide cover

Needledeeva has expanded their nativity set to include seven more figures. My stitch guide, O Holy Night, now includes the entire set of three angels, three kings, mary & Jesus, Joseph, a lamb, a goat, two camels and an elephant. And it includes a stable backdrop. The cover is reproduced above. I love nativities and [...]

Preview Promenade – TNNA January 2008

Beginning January 11, 2008 and continuing through January 13, The National Needlework Association will be having their Winter Market in Long Beach, CA. And Nuts about Needlepoint will be the place to come to get a special sneak preview of what to expect at the show. There will be blog entries about new products from [...]

Canvas Quarterly

I’ve been doing needlepoint longer than I’ve known my husband (and I’ve known him 34 years), so he is used to it and to the attendant stuff around my projects. But he rarely buys me a needlepoint-related gift. Over the summer, on our road trip, we stopped at Firside Stitchery in Eastern Pennsylvania. One of [...]