Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kringle Belles Now in Small Ornament Size!

These 4 inch round designs are painted to match the larger 6 x 10 inch stand ups in the Kringle Belle series.  A quick finish if you are still working on the larger pieces and a nice reward if you've finished them already! 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stitch a Spooky Star!

Announcing "Stitch a Spooky Star, my latest collaboration with Fancy Stitches!  This five piece ornament set comes with a thread kit and a stitch guide by Cynthia Pigg.  Sign ups are being taken now for this club that starts in January 2018.  Give the shop a call for more details or to sign up!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Sharing photos of one of my Classic Collections with y'all today, Pumpkin Patchwork!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

What's in a Name?

Here's something coming soon from EyeCandy-- word & name canvases! My friend Kathy gave me the idea to use my Geometric canvases as a background designs!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back From Dallas!

Back home, unpacking what's left, which isn't a lot, thankfully!  I am SOLD OUT on all the new stuff, but I'll have it back in stock ASAP!  Here's a look at the room in Dallas and the boxes I have left to unpack today:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

New Designs for Destination Dallas 2017!

Here are my new catalog pages for the new collections appearing at next weekend's wholesale market, Destination Dallas!  You can see them in greater detail on my website,


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Introducing... Mod Birds!!

I have new designs available for the upcoming Dallas wholesale trade show!  "Mod Birds" is a set of four Mid-century style Folk art birds in bright contemporary colors. They are 6 x 6 inches on 18 count.  Be sure to have your favorite retailer come by my booth or give me a call to get yours!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

And the Winner Is...

The winner for possibly the best background stitch EVER is Donna F. with this great heart pattern adorning my "No Place Like Home" canvas:

And this one wins the "best background in a needlepointing photo" award!  This is my favorite picture ever!  If Polly V. did not take home a prize from the fair for either her pig or her needlepoint I hope she'll take mine as a consolation prize!  The canvas is my Pink Punkin Halloween Cottage, available with kit and stitch guide from Chandail. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Some Great New Stitches!

People have been busy stitching bees this summer so far, here are some great stitches of my canvases, soon to be on their way to the finishers:

Paula B. stitched this fabulous rendition of Pirate Mermaid, doesn't it look great?

Andrea A. completed her CandyLand Christmas so quickly I could hardly believe my eyes!  Love the background stitches on this one!

Barb W. gets a ton of stitching done while she travels, she just completed one of the designs from my Stitch a Falling Star club:

I'm sneaking in a stitched and finished one too, this is one of my Thistle Hill ornaments stitched by Ann T.:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It's That Time of Year Again!

It's the time of year that I've received my advance copy of the 2017 edition of the Cross Stitch Christmas Annual!  This year's edition is called "Joyful Tidings" and you can find my design in the "Funky Christmas" chapter.  Here's a peek:

Here is the book's cover, so you know what you are looking for!  It should be in your local needlework store soon! 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

EyeCandy's Trunk Show at Garden Gate Needlepoint for the Month of July!

My EyeCandy Needleart trunk show will be at Garden Gate Needlepoint for the month of July! If you are local be sure to stop by, I sent along a lot of stitched models!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Holiday Star Series Now Available!

All of the designs from the Stitch A Falling Star series that was exclusive to Fancy Stitches are now available for everyone!  Purchase individually or as a set.  Kits are still available at Fancy Stitches of course! 

CH122 Fox

CH122A Kitty

CH122B Cardinals

CH122C Owls

CH122D Santa Birds

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rose & Butterfly, Beautiful Summer Design!

My friend Lesa F. stitched this gorgeous version of my Rose & Butterfly canvas, which to me just looks like summer with all those warm colors!  She did the rose in Padded Satin, using Neon Rays too, which is not an easy feat.  It came out beautiful!!

This photo shows the padding stitches before it was stitched over:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Merry & Bright Number 4 Is On The Way!

Can you believe we are on #4 of 5 already in this series?  This one my be my favorite of the set:

Martha Johnson, the stitch guide writer and stitcher of these models made this one especially ornate, I just love it! Here's a detail:

These are also available in a red/green color combo.  You can still sign up for the club, or just wait a bit longer and get them individually.  Contact Fancy Stitches for the details!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Peacock Party Back From the Finishers!

Sharon Quick has gotten her Peacock Party canvas back from JRG Designs Finishing and it is fabulous, just like her stitching!  If you would be interested in a stitch guide, contact Sharon via her Facebook page.  Contact Garden Gate Needlepoint for more information on the finishing and if you would like to order a canvas.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hey Y'all!

My friend Sandy stitched my "Hey Y'all" Texas state ornament and turned it into a frame-able piece by adding a background and a great border using a color coordinated variegated thread.  It really turned out great!

And speaking of ornaments, here's a big batch of Bejeweled Bargello ornaments fresh from TJ's finishing: