New Mini Mystery from Laura Perin

Creating diamond-shaped needlepoint can be a real challenge. But I have to say some of my very favorite pieces have been diamond-shaped ornaments. There are plenty out there, but I’m so excited by Laura Perin’s newest Monday Mini Mystery. The first part was last Monday and the second should be tomorrow. I’m thinking it would […]

Pinwheel Quilt Block Pin Cushion – Free Project


Originally posted 2010-08-10 07:36:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Picture this. A needlepoint pin cushion bristling with ball head pins is sitting on a desk. A black cat, still almost a kitten, jumps up next to the pincushion. He takes one pin delicately by the head and pulls it out. Immediately he drops it onto […]

Bargello and Mid-Century Modern Design

vintage four-way Bargello pillow

Originally posted 2010-02-13 07:48:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A few years ago, when domino magazine was still being published, my eldest DD called me about a picture in the current issue. She told me she wanted it. The picture? A white, contemporary couch full of colorful vintage Bargello pictures. I think I had even […]

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, […]