Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thistle Hill 2016 Exhibit

I received the Thistle Hill exhibit invitation card in the mail this week and was so happily surprised my ornaments were chosen as the artwork for this year.  These were beautifully stitched by Sally and Sualice, committee members and all-around angels, with stitch guides from the French Knot.  Great work ladies, I am proud to have the opportunity to work with you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Clearing the Decks!

Clearing the decks, meaning I have finally gotten around to some neglected business!  First of all, Fancy Stitches has some extra class kits in stock for two of my designs, Easter Collage and Mod Merry. Be seasonal with Easter or get a jump start on Christmas, take your pick! Give them a call at 817 641 4761 to order.

Here is a great stitch of my Spring Meadow canvas that was entered in the 2015 Stitching Games by Carol S.  It is gorgeous!

TJ's Finishing does a great job with my Seasonal Tree canvases, you can have them as a stand up or a tree ornament.  This one was stitched by Annice H.

Finally we have these  oldies but goodies, finished by Baltimore Needleworks:

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Needlepoint Love Story, Chapter Three

It's coming up fast!  Thistle Hill in Historic Fort Worth Texas is hosting it's annual exhibit of needlepoint on February 24th to the 28th.  The show is called "A Needlepoint Love Story" and 2016 is "Chapter Three" of this continuing saga.  If you would like to exhibit your needlepoint in this non-juried show, there is still time if you act quickly.  Be sure to get your tickets to the exhibit from one of the outlets listed in the ad below.  

A new feature this year is the availability of souvenir needlepoint canvases, one for each chapter of the story so far.  The French Knot in Fort Worth is providing the stitch guides and some wonderful volunteers found time among their many other duties to stitch the models.  The canvases are available for order and a limited amount will be available during the exhibit itself.

The 2016 ornament marks a new beginning for the show, after the 2015 ice storm that de-railed the show last year.  Starting all over at the lovely wrought iron front gate of Thistle Hill seems a fitting symbol for Chapter 3.

The 2015 ornament commemorates that darn ice storm that de-railed the show that year.  It sure was pretty, the mansion coated in all that ice and frost, but unfortunately it kept the exhibit closed for 2 1/2 days of it's 4 day run.

The 2014 ornament, or "Chapter One" in our saga,  appropriately shows the beautiful front doors of Thistle Hill which you will pass through on your way inside to see all the stitched treasures within.

Be sure to make time to come see this wonderful unique needlepoint event.  There are well over 1000 pieces on display, so you might want to come more than once to take them all in.  All the profits of the ticket sales and canvas sales go to benefit Historic Fort Worth for the preservation of these sites, so your attendance will be making a difference as well!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Updated My Website for 2016!

I updated my website in the first week of 2016, prior to the TNNA Winter Market. Be sure to click on the link above and come take a peek.  Below are a few of the new items posted all over the site:

My newest Halloween design is called Happy Haunting Grounds.  This canvas is available for order now in advance of Sandy Arthur's Mystery Class which will start in July.  For more details on signing up, click here.

This is one of many new photos I posted in the Finishing Gallery:

This is my newest design for Needlepoint Now magazine, it's featured on my Publications page:

This is one of the ornaments from my new "Stitch a Falling Star" club, read more on my Exclusive Series page:

Back later with even more new stuff! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New This Month!

This year is starting off right with new EyeCandy designs!  The January/February issue of Needlepoint Now will feature the first of four new Bargello ornaments by me, I hope you will like them.  Here's the first one, called Palm Beach Bargello!

And as you are paging through that issue, be sure to take a look at my ad for "Stitch a Falling Star", my new monthly club series that also starts in January!  For all the details and to get signed up, call Fancy Stitches at 817 641 4761.

UPDATE!  Adding this "hot off the press" canvas from the club!  Did these come out cute or what!  Bravo to our stitcher/guide author Cynthia!!

Hope that it a great new year for you too!  See you back here soon for more new releases!