25% off all pear and dessert canvases in honor of National Pears Helene Day. From www.nationaldaycalendar.com: March 15th is National Pears Hélène Day. This food holiday is about the delicious smooth french dessert combining warm poached pears, vanilla ice ream and chocolate sauce. Pears Helene is a dessert made from pears poached in sugar syrup and served with vanilla ice […]
25% off all Floral Design needlepoint canvases (that’s a lot of canvases) in honor of this fragrant flowery day. From www.nationaldaycalendar.com: National Floral Design Day is observed annually on February 28th. For thousands of years, floral design has been an important cultural art form. This is the day we celebrate that art form. It may be in […]
The New York Times informs us that: the repetitive action of needlework can induce a relaxed state like that associated with meditation and yoga So needlework is slowly being rediscovered as the ultimate remedy for stress. The article goes on to say that unlike medication, needlework results in tangible and useful products. Ready to tackle […]
Rubber duckies have a special place in each of our hearts. Sesame Street memories of Ernie and his beloved ducky are timeless. In honor of this special occasion (squeak squeak), all babies and kids canvases are 25% off for one day only. Make a difference and be kind to a child today, and treat yourself […]
On December 17th the world celebrated Ludwig van Beethoven’s 245th birthday. Google created an interactive doodle for the home page, which had the famous classical composer’s name discussed all over the Internet. But did you know that we’ve had a beautiful needlepoint design featuring Beethoven‘s likeness? Surely had Lucy known about it she’d have stitched it […]
Check it out, we’re doing a 25% off sale through November. Every canvas in all categories are marked down. These are great prices, so head over to pepitaneedlepoint.com or judaicaneedlepoint.com while they last!
In the course of traveling the world, one may come across abandoned artwork. My daughter took this picture of one such lonely masterpiece while touring the ancient city of Safed, Israel. It is a framed floral piece, forgotten in a desolate corner of a dusty stairwell. Whose were the skilled hands that stitched this piece? Which […]
So there’s this dress that broke the internet with a debate. Most see it as blue and black while others view it as white and gold. Aha, a controversy. This sounds familiar… When I create a new needlepoint design and match colors… well, let’s just say that people see things differently. For example, DMC […]
Hi everyone, who wouldn’t want to get some of Pepita’s famous canvases at 25% off? No true stitcher could possibly resist that! Go shop at pepitaneedlepoint.com or judaicaneedlepoint.com and use promo code HOLIDAYS-2014 at checkout. All canvases in any category are included (except for custom designs).
In May this year I blogged about how to quickly stitch a challah cover by just stitching the center. Here is another idea, where I stitch a swath across the middle from end to end, and add material to the top and the bottom to fill it out. This reduced stitching time by about two thirds, […]