Don’t Call It “Work” — It’s Fun!

If it's fun it isn't work? So why do we call it that? (source unknown)

If you surveyed 100 people at the ANG Seminar later this summer and asked them why they stitched, you’d get lots of answers. People would tell you about how it engages their creativity, how it relaxes them, how it’s a companion, how it’s a comfort. But one word you are unlikely to hear any of […]

Two New Series for 2010 at

Originally posted 2009-12-18 07:10:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The days after Christmas are often doldrums for needlepointers. You’ve gotten all your Christmas projects done. You didn’t get any needlepoint for Christmas, and you are too tired to start something new. Why not look forward to the new year by planning some year-long projects. […]

Great (and Useful) Idea for Trying Stitches

Try new stitches by making Plastic Canvas coasters (copyright Gingerbread Snowflakes)

I don’t know about you but often I’m frustrated when learning a stitch. Yes I can try it on a canvas but often the spaces are too small or too irregular for me to have a great feel for the stitch. Ideally I’d like something big but not too big, straight-sided, easy to finish, and […]

New Bargello Pattern Alert


Originally posted 2011-03-20 07:14:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Liz Morrow has added four new Bargello patterns to her site. Vegas Nights, delightful in reds, was blogged stitched by her, so you could follow her progress. White Noise, a monochrome project, features three different patterns. The first monochrome Bargello I did was white, so I’m […]

New Bargello from Liz Morrow

Bargello Needlepoint Crackers from Liz Morrow

For lovers of Bargello Needlepoint there can be nothing finer than new projects. That there are four lovely ones is even better. The four have two groups of small projects (crackers and hearts) and two larger projects, including the one on the cover of the most recent Needlepointers. Even better there is a charming free […]