Wednesday, January 25, 2023

New EyeCandy Designs for Winter 2023!

Presenting EyeCandy's Winter 2023 collection, bunches of new seasonal designs and lots of fun to stitch geometrics too! Plus the debut of Brilliant Baubles, previously a shop exclusive, now available as individual ornaments.

See them up close on the blog: What's New

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Needlepoint is Expanding!

While the years of 2020-21 saw lots of new needlepoint shops opening everywhere, 2022 was the year of existing needlepoint shops expanding into second locations.  Here are 4 of the new shops that I know about so far, and if I've missed one please do let me know in the Comments or email me at 

Stitch-Stash of Rehoboth Beach in Delaware stepped up to buy House of Needlepoint in Darien, CT when it came up for sale.  It is now known as Stitch-Stash Darien but has kept the staff and much else the same as the original.

Stitching Fox Needlepoint was one of the new shops I wrote about in 2021 and they have already expanded to a second location! The original shop is in Landrum, SC and the new one is in Morganton.  Check out their website and their Instagram to see more photos of both of their absolutely gorgeous shops. 

Stitch Boutique of Boston & Winchester was already two locations but recently added a third when they purchased The Wellesley Needlepoint Collection. Such great news for the Boston area stitchers that Wellesley would not lose it's shop. in Raleigh purchased Cabbage Row Needlepoint Shoppe and is now operating it in the same location under the name Charleston. Another fantastic save for both the local stitchers and the frequent travelers who made Cabbage Row a regular visit.

Such a great development for the needlepoint world, our existing shop owners stepping in to buy these older shops when their original owners were ready to retire! A great trend towards gaining shops rather than losing shops which hopefully will continue.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Another Wonderful Tree Finish!

My friend Sally V. shared with me her lovely stitch and finish of my "Crystal Christmas Tree" from Needlepoint Now magazine.  She stitched a few of these and sent them to friends in these pretty presentation cards.

See last week's post for more ideas of what you can make from these little tree designs! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Quick & Easy Tinsel Tree Finish!

The creativity inspired from my Freebie charted designs is so wonderful to see and share!  Look at what Laura F. did with my "Tinsel Tree" Freebie-- she stitched it in the smaller size, but embellished it with full-sized beads and sequins.  It's a marvelous effect, so glitzy and textured!  She found frames that fit them perfectly so she was able to get an instant finish, who doesn't love that?  Tree ornaments, package tags and last-minute yet personalized gifts, she got a 3 for 1 with these.  Thanks so much Laura for sharing your terrific work! 

The chart is on my WEBSITE and further instructions were posted HERE on the blog.  I may stitch some of these for myself!