Happy halloween, everyone! I hope you all have something fun planned for this evening. To be honest, we’re having a very low-key halloween. I bought candy because for the first time ever, I thought we might have trick or treaters where we live. We’re headed over to friends’ house tonight to share some chili and watch their kids get dressed up!
I just got back to Missouri this morning from a two week trip back to North Carolina. Needless to say, it is definitely feeling like fall here! The trees are changing, the weather is cool and crisp and it is absolutely gorgeous outside! Just the best time of year. I can hardly believe that Halloween is on Wednesday. Not to mention the fact that in less than a month we’ll be on our way to Colorado! In honor of the season, I wanted to share one of our newest kits with you all- our Too Cute to Spook Kit and Online Class. It teaches you how to stitch these two adorable Burnett and Bradley pumpkin ornaments. Aren’t they darling?
I know I’ve been terrible at blogging the past few months. Life has been absolutely crazy. James and I got married in April (it was the best day ever!)… went on an incredible honeymoon to Spain and Italy in May… moved cross country to Missouri in June… and have just found out that we will be relocating AGAIN to Colorado Springs in December. We are so excited to move to the mountains- we are counting down the days until we go!
On top of that, I’ve been commuting back and forth to Raleigh, NC from Fort Leonard Wood, MO once a month to work with Needlepoint.Com in person. I am so grateful for all of their flexibility and support! We’ve been working nonstop to create fun new videos, online classes, retreat projects and so much more to share with you all. But, I’ve really missed this, so I’m going to try and get back into a regular routine again with posting. During this time, of course I haven’t stopped stitching my personal projects too- so I have lots to share with you all! Thank you all for being so patient with me during this crazy period of transition!
Today I wanted to share a brand new online class with you that we just launched. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fancy decorative stitches on your needlepoint canvas, but just don’t know where to begin? Maybe you find yourself wondering “What stitch is designed to go where?” And “how do I know what threads to use for the stitch?” If so, then this is the class for you. I designed An Introduction to Decorative Stitches to be geared towards advanced beginner stitchers. Not only does it teach all about different categories of decorative stitches, but it also talks heavily about how to pick stitches of your own. I know you all will love it!
The class includes a blank canvas, a printed stitch guide with diagrams, threads, and access to an online class that never expires. You simply log into your Needlepoint.Com account, and you can watch the videos as many times as you would like- pause them, rewind, skip through to find specific ones! It is such a great resource to have!
The class is $55 and is available online here.
If you are interested in other online classes, take a look on the website here! There certainly is a project or class for everyone!
Thank you all again for all of your support during this crazy time of transition in my life. I can’t wait to share more with you all soon!
Hey everyone! Happy Saturday. We’re having a great special today at Needlepoint.Com- 30% off Online Technique Classes. This is one of our last Sizzling Saturday Specials of the summer. You won’t want to miss out.
There are so many different techniques that you can learn. Whether you want to know more about Turkey Work, Openwork Backgrounds, Beading, Knots or Santa’s Beards– to name a few- there is certainly a class for everyone.
Want to know more about how they work? These high production-quality videos give you a close-up view of exactly how to perform each stitch. You can stop the video whenever you want, and replay, or skip to a stitch you know you want to use. The class can be played over and over again- day or night. Plus, you’ll be able to do this for years to come because your access to the class never expires.
All online technique classes include blank canvas, lots of fun threads to try out, a printed stitch guide and online video reference through our website.
You can shop our full list of online technique classes here:
Santa’s Beard Workshop
Santa’s Beard Workshop- Part 2
Just Bead It
Frosty Stitches for Snow
Turkey Work Workshop
Lots of Knots
Haunted Halloween Stitches
Perfectly Tailored Stitches
Hey everyone. I have been very busy over at Needlepoint.Com working on a new video series we are calling “What’s the Stitch?” These are new videos we have been putting together all about our favorite decorative stitches. I just wanted to do a quick post today to share them with you all! Our second video in the series is now up, and it is all about Skip Tent Stitch. If you’re curious what Skip Tent Stitch looks like on a finished piece, you can see a stitched example of it on the background of the Manor House canvas I just completed.
Last month we talked about one of my personal favorites- Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch. What other stitches would you like to see us feature? Leave a comment below!
Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe I’m finally able to write this post… but the Manor House that I’ve been working on is finished! I will be teaching this canvas, along with the attachable winter windows, at Needlepoint.Com’s Raleigh Retreat in 2019. You all may remember when I shared my progress on the blog last week.
This class is going to be chock-full of fun techniques to master. I picked a relatively simple (yet effective) background stitch, and went with Skip Tent Stitch, since there isn’t a ton of area to be filled with pattern. I didn’t want it to take away from the house. For the top portion of the cream facade, I did an enlarged variation on the stitch used on the lower half. There is definitely a lot of theory to learn, that we will talk about in class, including how to choose stitches and where to use them. Plus if you’ve never been to one of Needlepoint.Com’s Retreats you are missing out on a fantastic time! It’s one of the best weekends of the year- with lots of learning AND fun had by all.
I’ve finished all but one of the attachable windows. (You can see two of them below!) This is the part that I’m really excited about. How precious are they?! I can hardly wait to see how they look on the house itself! That’s always the hardest part… waiting for a piece to come back from the finisher. I’ll be sure to share when the Manor House does come back!