“Destination” Needlepoint

Originally posted 2011-08-11 06:49:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSometimes I think it’s both a blessing and a curse to live in a “tourist trap.” The curse is that there are often crowds. The blessing is that it’s easy to find related needlepoint canvases. And I do. I have many San Francisco canvases and have stitched [...]

“That White Tape” 12 Days of Needlepoint Gifts

Originally posted 2008-12-15 11:24:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLINK UPDATED 7/10/12I feel kind of like the wife who got a drill for Christmas by suggesting this as a gift. But on the other hand . . . How many times have I snagged thread on untaped canvas? How often am I frustrated because I can’t [...]

Give an App for Christmas

Do you (or a stitcher you know) have an eReader or a smartphone? Why not give them an app or an ebook as a gift? Ruth Schmuff’s Stitches CDs are available a iPhone and iPad apps, along with the original CDs (reviewed here) and the printed books (reviewed here). She has a great how to [...]

HaViNG FuN WiTH CuSToM NeeDLePoiNT CaNVaSeS – Ideas for Great Projects

Originally posted 2010-08-19 07:02:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere are some more great ideas for your custom canvas. Little Me Dolls A favorite little ballerina: Get down on your knees, take a full front shot with her legs slightly apart, arms out slightly, also. Then, have her carefully turn around and take a back shot, [...]

Red Gate Stitchery — Product Review

Cross stitched leather bracelet from Red Gate Stitchery

Red Gate Stitchery has taken the notion that you can stitch on anything with a grid pattern of holes and used it to create a range of tremendously fun products available as kits on Etsy (here) and at your local needlework shop. Designed to be done in cross stitch, each kit is complete, including floss, [...]