Great Idea for Small Pieces — Stitch a Garland

(photo copyright Napa Needlepoint)

Small needlepoint projects are always popular, but a bigger problem is figuring out what to do with them. If you stitch holiday-themed pieces you can, at least, put many of them out as decorations. But what do you do when the tree (or trees) are dripping with needlepoint, you have stockings for everyone, but you […]

Janet Perry Interview on

Originally posted 2009-07-04 07:12:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Just a quick note before I spend my day learning to make sushi (more about this in a second). There is a short interview/article about me in the blog You can read it at: If you know me, you are probably saying Janet Perry […]

Tips for Stitching with Silk

Try these tips for stitching with silk. (from Scarlet Letter)

Today’s guest post, from Quail Run in Scottsdale, is full of wonderful tips for stitching with silk. I love these tips because they are designed to help avoid snagging the silk. ?Silk is beautiful and it’s one of the strongest threads to stitch with, however it can wear with abrasion. Here are 6 tips on […]

Finishing Pillows

Originally posted 2010-01-17 07:41:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Finishing needlepoint pillows (or making any pillows for that matter) should be a simple task. It meets my admittedly low bar for sewing — all straight seams, no zippers. But all too often they don’t turn out well. My friend Kristin at Craft Leftovers has been […]

Frustrating Stitch — What Do You Do?

This is how my brain felt after messing up a stitch 3 times. (photo from

I’m working on a project and decided I’d try some new stitches fro Stitch INs & OUTs. Two in fact. The first one went very well, it was easy to stitch and if I hadn’t been diverted by watching Mad Men on OnDemand there would have been no mistakes. But then I started the other […]