Needlepoint “Jewelry” Canvases from JP

Needlepoint "jewelry" from JP (copyright JP Needlepoint)

As part of their new designs premiering at the Columbus Market later this month, JP is introducing these dramatic necklaces. The designs are 5 x 13 on 18-mesh canvas. Each of the six designs has a necklace with a pendant. Created for embellishing, think of how you could take advantage of the great new materials […]

What Inspires Me

Sometimes I try to figure out what things are in common about the things I like. I realized a few years ago how remarkably consistent I am. Many of the things that inspired me in my 20’s still inspire me. They are pretty varied I’ll admit but I’m influenced always by quilts, especially Amish, Japanese […]

Jeweled Bugs & Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-04-17 05:43:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Earlier this week Judy Harper had a marvelous post on FREEBIES, Etc! about creating your own needlepoint jeweled insect. She shows you, step by step, how to create a beetle and a ladybug. I’m starting some of my own this weekend. Some may think it a […]

Hurry to Get in on the Fun — Stitch Guide Class Upcoming

Learn how to create your own stitch guide in this class (design copyright A, Bradley, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint)

I have so much fun teaching the Create Your Own Stitch Guide Class each year. Canvas Enhancement classes are so popular in shops these days, but why not get the tools to do it yourself? Why not learn on your schedule in your home and, if you like, wearing your pajamas? That’s what you get […]

My Favorite Quote

“All things work for the good of those who love God.” In college my roommate described me as a duck, looking graceful from the top but paddling madly underneath. It’s true, I work hard to make my life appear effortless. But the reality is something much different for me, as it probably is for you. […]