Friday, December 2, 2022

Tinsel Tree Freebie!

It's time for a new Freebie charted design to celebrate the holiday season!  I hope this little tree will remind you of old fashioned trees strung with shiny metal tinsel and decorated with big Shiny-Brite ornaments.  

You can download the chart for this design for free from my website, just click HERE.  You'll find the thread and bead key on the chart, and here are the particulars about how I stitched mine:

I used an 18 count canvas, the color is white opalescent.  The threads are all stitched with 1 strand.  This tree is made up of individual branch-shaped motifs.  The chart is for tree a bit smaller than my model in the photo, so that it is easier to read.  To make a tree as large as mine, (approx. 4" x 4") continue to add rows of branch stitches until your tree is 12 branch stitches wide along the bottom. Your darker thread is for the small "fill-in" stitches in between the branches.  The tree trunk is centered on the bottom row. 

The sequins and beads are all attached with a 15mm silver color seed bead, and they should be attached after all the stitching has been completed, using your preferred beading thread.  The star at the top is a layer of the star sequin, a red sequin, a silver sequin and a bead.  On the tree, the red dot is a red sequin layered with a silver sequin and a bead.  The grey dot is a single silver sequin and a bead.  The gray rectangle is a bugle bead that is attached in between some branches.  

Be sure to refer to the photo as well as the chart while stitching, and do email me if you have any questions.  Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season! 


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Trunk Show at Keep Me in Needlepoint!

My Trunk Show has arrived at Keep Me In Needlepoint in Nesconset, NY and will be there for the month of December, hope you can stop in and check it out.  If not, give them a call at 631 724 1440 if you are looking for something special! 



Saturday, November 26, 2022

Funky Pumpkins Club!

Did you know you can sign up for "Funky Pumpkins" online? Click HERE to go directly to the sign up page at The Needlepointer!
















Friday, November 18, 2022

Mini Bauble Club Sign Up Is Underway!

You can now sign up for my newest club series, Mini Brilliant Baubles, which starts shipping next March! To sign up online, click HERE.

Take a look at the 12 cute ornament kits in this series:
















Friday, November 11, 2022

News and Updates

I've updated my latest Freebie design from Halloween to Autumn by swapping out the buttons!  For the free chart, click HERE.
I wrote about this design on the blog last month, you can find that by clicking HERE.

The EyeCandy Trunk Show is at Labors of Love in Atlanta this month, check out their terrific video by clicking HERE.



Friday, October 28, 2022

Stitched Up Friday!!

I've seen some great EyeCandy stitches lately and can't wait to show them to you, and hopefully show them again once they've made their way back home from the finisher!

Firstly, the Witch House from my "Pretty Spooky" collection, beautifully stitched by Pamela E.  The stitch choices here are fantastic! 


And speaking of fantastic stitch choices, how about my Argyle Pumpkin (Teal color way) stitched by Mary A? I cannot decide which area I like best, but the argyle area in particular is AMAZING! 


Last but not least is my Fox Star stitched by Amy O.  That stripe background is great, but I am loving the tree stitch especially, it's perfect! 




Tuesday, October 11, 2022

New Freebie for Halloween, Fall & All!

Here's a new free project for you that I hope you'll enjoy!  I wanted to design something for those cute clear acrylic purses that are so popular now.  I wanted it to be seasonal, since it's so easy to change out the canvas in these purses, you can make a canvas for every occasion! This one is themed for Halloween, but you can easily customize it for Fall or Thanksgiving.  Another idea that I'd love to see you try is pick your own favorite colors and stitch your initials where the buttons are currently placed.  I can't wait to see what you'll do with this one!

Some additional info on my version, the Jack O Lantern and Candy Corns are buttons are from Susan Clarke Originals, to see her website click HERE.

The chart for this design is on my website, click HERE. You'll find some other free designs there too!

Finally, the details: I used 18 count Sandstone canvas, all threads used are a single strand.  The design stitches out to 4" x 7", which seems to be the standard size for these purses. 






Wednesday, October 5, 2022

More New Releases - Mexican Nativity

EyeCandy's Mexican Nativity, formerly a shop exclusive, is now available for all shops to order!  Here's a look at all 10 pieces:












Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hello Fall, Hello Pumpkin!

More new releases from EyeCandy, debuting officially in October at the Autumn trade show!  Introducing "Hello Pumpkin", a set of 4 graphical pumpkin rounds, 4" on 18 count. 




 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

New Designs for Fall/Winter 2022!

The last major wholesale trade show for needlepoint is next month and I will be exhibiting several new designs there!  Your favorite needlework shop owner will have lots to choose from.  Here are two, I'll be previewing more in the next few weeks! 

"Holly Jolly", a new entry in my "Merry Words" series, available on 18 count, measures 3.5 x 9.


"Patriotic Puzzle", the first new design in my "Puzzle" series in a long time! Available in 18 count (6 x 6) and 13 count (8 x 8). 


 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Black Cat Ornament in the Latest Issue of Needlepoint Now!

The S/O issue of Needlepoint Now magazine should be arriving to mailboxes right about now, so here's a peek at my Black Cat Teardrop ornament on page 19.  I hope you will enjoy stitching it!