Inspiration in Just Cross Stitch Ornaments Issue

One of the ornaments in this year's issue. (copyright Hoffman Media)

Although I rarely stitch cross stitch these days, I wouldn’t miss Just CrossStitch’s Annual Christmas Ornament issue, recently published. This annual feat of stitching has ornaments from 76 different designers. This year’s batch uses a wider variety of techniques than in the past including embellishments, textured stitches, Bargello, and unusual shapes. While many of the [...]

StitchPlay Interview & Free Project

Needlepoint designers carole lake and michael bowren

Carole Lake & Michael Bowren make a wonderful designing duo. This month they are popping up in several places. The duo are the designers spotlighted on the Caron Collection’s site right now. This wonderful interview is lavishly illustrated with many of their projects. As is often the case, StitchPlay has donated one of their designs, [...]

Four Needlepoint Gift Tags – Free Pattern

These four almost Twinchie (34 stitches square) quilt blocks are really quick to stitch and can be finished quickly to make simple ornaments or gift tags. They are stitched in colors to compliment the overdyed canvas colors, but any scrap of mono canvas will do. I just love the bright bold look. The patterns for [...]