Pesky Needlepoint Project?

Originally posted 2006-11-10 07:13:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

This fantastic tip comes from Caela Conn Tyler and was posted by Gini Armstrong on the ANG list. The ANG list is a fantastic resource for discussion and information about needlepoint and is hosted by the American Needlepoint Guild ( It’s a must read!

Gini told us that “At a pilot class early this year, Caela Conn Tyler mentioned a great way to get through a long project. She suggested doing 2 stitching lengths each day. That also sounds like a great way to work off UFOs. Two lengths is a manageable amount and by breaking the project into those manageable bites, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Caela used that example to share how she’d spent less than a year to stitch a large Christmas stocking that had been in her “collection” for some years.”

Caela added that doing this is part of morning routine. She stitched two lengths after he coffee and before starting the “official” part of the day. Doing this allows her time to work on her personal projects.

Caela is a marvelous stitchers and teacher (I’ve taken some great classes from her). A stocking she stitched took first place in the professional non-original at the AN Exemplary in 2006. You can see it at NAN’s website ( She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from NAN in March.

I love this idea and am going to put it to use on those UFO’s.

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