Laura Perin’s Mini Mystery #3 – Free Ornament Design

Originally posted 2011-12-19 07:06:52. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m afraid I’m woefully behind on doing Laura’s three delightful mini ornaments. I haven’t even finished the first one yet. But today and last Monday she has posted the instructions and charts for the last and smallest of the ornaments. Part 1 is here. Part 2 can [...]

How to Finish an Open Background Needlepoint Ornament

This Charley Harper mini-sock was finished as an ornament.

Today’s guest post comes from my wonderful finisher (and great stitcher) Leigh Shafer of Sedona, AZ. I stitched the ornament pictured here, a vintage (and very small) Charley Harper mini-sock) and Leigh finished it. Her pictures and instructions are below. When there is a lot of bare canvas, you want to be careful about the [...]

Needlepoint Bargello Ornament and Free Stitch Guide

image from Just String

Originally posted 2009-12-12 07:39:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Jeanne over at Just String has completed a delightful Kathy Schenkel ornament. It’s done in Bargello needlepoint with a delightful poinsettia interior and gold textured stitch top. Best of all, she has published the stitch guide on her blog for us all to enjoy. If you [...]

The Whistler Project – Part 1

Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge

Whistler is often associated with his “nocturnes” atmospheric paintings of water, bridges, streets, all at night or in the evening. His most notorious painting “The Falling Rocket” (pictured below) is a nocturne, as are the other paintings pictured in this post. Look at how the night colors in the background include, blue-grey, black, deep blue, [...]

Lee Leather Ornament Rounds — Product Review

Lee Needle Arts Luggage Tag

I have made dozens of ornaments using the Lee Luggage Tags but often I’ve found myself wanting something a bit bigger. So I was very excited a few years ago when the bigger ornament round came out. I just have only gotten a chance to test them recently. I am disappointed on several counts. First [...]