Gingerbread in Needlepoint – Free Pattern

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Originally posted 2011-10-04 07:31:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter DMC recently published these four charming gingerbread ornaments to stitch. The charts represent the icing on these decorated “cookies,” you add the cookie by either your stitching or your ground. If you don’t want to stitch the ground, think about using perforated paper in ecru, brown [...]

Black Cats & Needlepoint

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Originally posted 2009-10-03 07:16:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Its no secret that I like black cats. I’ve owned three of them (that’s Dot in the picture above), and I have many black cat canvases stitched and unstitched. The nice thing about black cats and needlepoint is that since they are associated with Halloween, it’s [...]

Makoto’s Cross-stitch Super Collection – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-04-07 07:26:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMakoto Oozu, North Light Books, 2009, $19.99 ISBN: 978-1-4403-0945-0 I have to admit, I’m a sucker for Japanese art of all kinds. And I’m particularly fond of those pixelated little graphics, sort of like what you find on old video games. Many times I’ve looked at books [...]