Last Day for Early Bird Price on Stash Club

Today is the last day to sign up for my stash busting club — the Easiest Needlepoint Club Ever. The special price of $30 for a whole year of delightful projects designed to help you use your stash of threads ends at midnight Pacific. Each month, beginning tomorrow, you’ll get emailed to you a PDF […]

Stitch your Stress Away Update

Originally posted 2009-02-09 05:23:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBarbara has posted the latest patch to the sampler on her blog. It’s Diagonal Scotch, one of my favorite stitches. She has alternated rows in two colors, but you can also make another fun stitch, Hesitation Stitch by only making the shortest stitches in each row a […]

Make your own “sewing cards”

Remember when you were little and you got those cards with holes punched in them that you sewed with shoe laces? With the new Cutter Bee Piercing Bugs from EK Success you can take this idea and update it. The tools allow you to pre-punch paper and card stock with rows of holes. While not […]

What Makes Something Scrap Bag Needlepoint?

amish quilt needlepoint designed by needlepoint expert janet m perry

Because of the upcoming Stash Busting Needlepoint Club, I’ve been getting questions about what these projects might be. I thought I’d take today’s post to explain a little bit about my philosophy for making (and designing) stash busting projects. My motivation for learning to use my stash had its origins in many things. First I […]

Fall Needlepoint – Leaves Three Ways

double upright cross needlepoint leaf

Originally posted 2009-09-17 07:00:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Even if you live in a part of the world where the leaves don’t change much (like the SF Bay Area), fall always makes me think of brilliantly colored leaves. And since I can’t have them for real, I want to stitch them. To stitch your […]