March 15 is National Pears Helene Day

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 […]

National Floral Design Day is February 28th

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 […]

Beethoven’s Birthday

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 […]

25% Off Needlepoint Canvas Sale Happening Right Now

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).

Another Time Saving Tip for Challah Cover Needlepoint Projects

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, […]