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 [...]

New Free Pattern on

Originally posted 2009-11-25 07:08:21. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m excited about this designer profile on You will be too when you see the fun mini-sock pattern based on a popular quilt block that’s part of it.

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 [...]

Bargello Filler Stitches

bullet cross stitch for needlepoint

Originally posted 2010-01-06 07:37:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAlthea had a great post recently about filler stitches to go around Needlepoint Bargello. If you have a Bargello medallion or with open spaces, you will want to add some stitching around them. While any stitch will do, straight stitches are easiest to use and compensate around [...]