Originally posted 2009-05-09 06:06:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Washington, DC and Annapolis are two of my favorite places. My DH and I (and our youngest) went to St. John’s College, which is in Annapolis. Our eldest lives in Arlington, and we have tons of friends and relatives in the area. Today we leave for […]

In Praise of Slow

I know many people who are Turbo Stitchers, and, often, I am one myself. You might be one as well. You know the type, they race through a project, stitch like crazy, and have lovely things appear like magic. But I’m not always a Turbo Stitcher. Sometimes I’m a slow stitcher. Slow Stitching, like Slow […]

Working with the Very Large Canvas

Originally posted 2010-11-06 06:28:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Marlene asked : In my stash, I have a Susan Portra Christmas bell pull that shows the faces of the three Wise Men. The canvas is 30″ long by 12″ wide. Because many of the stitches will be padded or embellished, a roller frame might crush […]

Beautiful Biscornus

four-way bargello needlepoint biscornu pincushion, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

As long as you have a square or two of stitching the same size, you can make delightful biscornus. These eight-sided pincushions became popular in the Cross Stitch world, but now have been adopted by needlepointers. They are also pretty easy to finish yourself. Here are some tutorials that show the process. Ada from Eye […]

More Eight-point Star Charts

needlepoint chart for eight point star (Connecticut Star) designed by Janet Perry

Originally posted 2010-06-30 07:47:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Yesterday’s post with the basic eight-point star pattern reminded me how much fun these patterns can be. So today I wanted to share with you some of the variations I have made. Connecticut Star has narrower points with a fun checked border. It’s a classic in […]