Blog Maintenance

Originally posted 2009-06-09 20:32:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Wednesday, June 10, I am going to be doing some much delayed maintenance and upgrading of this blog. As a result, the blog may be down or not functional for some of the day until the maintenance is complete.

More Bang for your Buck from the Archives

I get lots of mail about saving money when stitching needlepoint. I think making good use of the investment you make in stitching is important, whether you are making a stash project with a canvas you bought on eBay or stitching a canvas that cost several hundred dollars. You always want to know that your [...]

Stitching with Raffia

Originally posted 2009-12-20 07:23:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Anne Stradal had a great post last week about stitching with raffia. She’s right, it’s the best for making straw and such. Besides being inexpensive, “green,” and widely available, you can use it as ribbon for your wrapping. If you want to do this, buy a [...]

The Politics of Scarcity

As I’ve been thinking about the theme of this month’s posts, I have realized that using the tools of my needlepoint more prudently and more productively has made me a better and more creative stitcher. We so often fall into a trap of wishing things were endless, that we could buy any canvas we wanted, [...]

Help Me Out

abalone shell ring box

Originally posted 2009-04-02 18:39:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’ve been collecting, more or less, lots of little pieces to finish the Twinchies, so they are all 2″ square. Most of them are pretty neutral, but then there is this ring box, which is covered in abalone shell (I think). The iridescence of the shell [...]