Do you ever cook homemade soup? A pot of simmering soup is more than just soup. It is comfort food that evokes memories of cherished family time. Even the aroma of certain soups evoke memories. Chicken soup smells like Passover, a vegetable soup cooking smells like snow is in the air. A creamy soup means someone’s putting […]
Congratulations to all the 425 runners and their families who joined Team Lifeline for the 2016 Miami Marathon. I was at the Eden Roc Resort for the festivities, and was honored to meet some of my customers. My sister, Raizy, is the coordinator of this event, so I traveled to Miami and watched her work hard with […]
25% off all PENGUIN needlepoint canvases in honor of Penguin Awareness Day! Have you seen the documentary March of the Penguins? It is a must see. It vividly describes the devotion both penguin parents have to their babies. Another lesson learned is the power of unity. In the extreme harsh winters in the Antarctic, penguins stand snuggled […]
25% off all PEACE and JUSTICE needlepoint canvases in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday. The 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to King for his famous lecture “The Quest for Peace and Justice.” Happy Birthday, Rev. King! Your lessons live on.
January 15 is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! According to www.punchbowl.com: The ice cream we know and love today evolved from ancient flavored ices. As early as 3000 BC, people in China served their guests sweet juices mixed with ice or snow. While fruity ice cream flavors are still popular today, vanilla and chocolate are the clear […]
It’s almost 2016. What are your new year resolutions? I hope to finish my needlepoint kitchen moldings (see previous posts). I have four panels left. When I’m finally done, perhaps I’ll have an open house. I hope to design many new needlepoint canvases. I see that many of my orders online come from the “New […]
My seven year old son, Shauly, designed this canvas today. He was deeply engrossed in artwork when I happened to notice. “What are you drawing?” I curiously inquired. “I’m making a needlepoint for you. It’s called Fireworks.” I complimented him and told him I’ll post it here. Now he wants to know if any […]
I designed and stitched a decorative pillow for my daughter Leah. It’s fluffy and feminine, and most of all, fun to stitch! I submitted an article about it to Needlepoint Now magazine, and it was published in the current issue. The stitches are simple, and the article explains how to stitch a name needlepoint on […]
This is my nephew’s gorgeous tefillin bag. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah a few months ago. He visited our website, Judaica Needlepoint, and chose a design he liked. His maternal grandmother offered to stitch it for him. We supplied the canvas and threads as a birthday gift. Mazal Tov! Keep us proud!
This is the “No Smoking” sign in my doctor’s office. It was hanging near the front entrance. When I asked permission to photograph it, the office staff was fine with it. However they are not familiar with the original “Ellen” who stitched this nice piece. Ellen, if you are reading this blog, I love your work! […]