Princely Collection Bookmark – 12 Days of Needlepoint Gifts

princely collection needlepoint bookmark

Originally posted 2008-12-14 06:53:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter These hand painted canvas needlepoint bookmarks are from Princely Collections and make wonderful gifts. Hand-painted on 18 mesh canvas, they have a fabric border and back. The back is attached only at the top. Stitch the bookmark and then attach the back using glue, fusible interfacing [...]

New Products in Needlepoint – February 2011

I know, you’ve barely gotten a handle on the new stuff out last month, but the needlepoint hits just keep on coming. Here’s a round up of some new products out this month. Valdani has a new silk floss and a new mystery thread out.The silk floss is very shiny with colorfast, hand-dyed colors. I’ll [...]

Backgrounds & Such – book review

Originally posted 2008-05-04 16:26:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter BACKGROUNDS & SUCH, JULIA KEY H. SNYDER, self-published, 2007. I hate to say it, but I bought this book because I was so taken with two of the stitches in the “& Such” portion of the book, Baby Blanket and AA Variation. I haven’t used them [...]

Free Designs for St. Valentine’s Day from DMC


DMC has two delightful charted designs that would be perfect quick projects for St. Valentine’s Day. The first, Sweetheart Sampler, is a whole-stitch cross stitch chart with some backstitch accents. There are many charming little hearts here, so the time-crunched could just stitch one and add it to a box or card as a little [...]

Stitches for Effect by Stitch Family

Although I have all three Stitches for Effect books, I don’t use them very often. This is because, when I’m looking for a stitch, I’m thinking of it by stitch family, not necessarily by effect. If I’m thinking by effect, I can easily find possible stitches in these books. But what if I need a [...]