Doodle Needlepoint – Stitchlady’s Project

Stitchlady took up Jocelyn’s idea for doodle needlepoint and did her own. The results, with lots of pictures, are now posted on her blog. It’s a neat idea for doodling. She outlined each area and then filled it in with different threads and stitches, looking for balance and texture. Jocelyn’s was done in Tent Stitch […]

Announcing Winter Stars eProject

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Winter Stars is a delightful project that is both a needlepoint quilt portrait and a wonderful stash-busting project. Eight-pointed stars stitched in a Scotch Stitch variation use a wide variety of stash threads in a wintery color scheme. The square center is surrounded by several borders that are accented by silver corner blocks. The borders […]

Using Canvases to Use Up Stash Part 2

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Originally posted 2010-10-31 07:14:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Yesterday we talked about picking a canvas for a scrap bag project. Today I’d like to give you an idea of how different stitchers use their own stashes to interpret the same canvas differently. Patt Large (the designer) and I have both stitched her Star Ornament […]

Quilt Block Twinchies Gallery

Quilt Block Needlepoint Twinchy Challenge August 2008

Originally posted 2008-08-31 07:30:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This Twinchy Challenge was so much fun. The Twinchy pictured above is a block called “Black Beauty” It’s stitched in two shades of Watercolours, the dark one for the border and the lighter one for the main blocks. The center block is a coordinating metallic, and […]

Spiff Up a Purse or Tote with Leftover Thread

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As long as your purse or tote has a flap that free of pockets or embellishments, you can personalize it using your leftover thread. This wonderful tutorial from Sincerely, Kinsey (a shout-out to Brit + Co for finding it) just needs a purse, Start by finding threads you like and making twisted cords from them, […]