Update on my Resolutions

Originally posted 2009-12-31 20:21:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAmazingly I decided to take my own advice about finishing projects, namely those UFO’s all over the house. I’m going to work on one at a time, stitching two needles of thread each day until it’s done. I’ve got the first two planned out. On Winter Stars, [...]

We Interrupt this Program . . .

My hometown and destination -- Pittsburgh, PA!

I’m leaving several hours before dawn tomorrow to go to Western Pennsylvania for my niece’s wedding & to visit my family. From tomorrow through April 28, I’ll be reposting some of my favorite blog posts. You’ll find an eclectic collection of stitching ideas, stitches, techniques, and tools. Look for new posts to resume April 29. [...]

Update for May 8

Originally posted 2006-05-08 14:50:42. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAlthough I didn’t add to my blog for the last several days, I have been stitching up a storm. I finished the Leaf Mask on Saturday. I worked on a cool quilt pillow from Susan Roberts on Sunday. On Friday I bought the thread for the background. [...]

Need Some Physical Therapy for Your Hands & Wrists? Try Needlepoint

by Janet Haigh

OK, you are probably thinking I’ve lost my mind, but often we need therapy to strengthen our wrists and hands. We might also need therapy to improve our fine motor control or our hand-eye coordination. While it isn’t touted as the best thing since hydrotherapy for recovering from injuries, needlepoint does improve many of these [...]

Are You Crazy about Cashmere Stitch?

craftsman trees cashmere stitch needlepoint by janet perry

I am as you can see from the sampler above (available as an ebook here). The second year of my hugely popular 25 stitches series begins May 15, 2014 with 25 Cashmere Stitches. In this three-lesson email course, you’ll learn 25 variations of Cashmere Stitch to increase your stitch knowledge and to add interest to [...]