Microsoft Office 2010 and Needlepoint

Microsoft Office 2010 will undoubtedly increase productivity in offices worldwide. Apparently, Microsoft is keen on getting consumers to recognize that Microsoft Office is useful for everyday at-home tasks, too. According to blogger Mary Jo Foley, quoting David Webster, the chief strategy officer in Microsoft’s central marketing group: People are defining work pretty broadly these days, […]

Needlepoint is Steadily Trending Up

Encouragingly, the news is carrying stories that contain leading indicators of an upwards trend in needlepoint. Here is a story about Ten Home Trends for 2010 that says needlework is getting preppy again: We’ve heard “This ain’t your grandma’s…” A new buzz phrase just might be “That’s so granny.” Patricia Shackelford of Kansas City, author […]

Needlepoint Supports New Schools In War-Torn Pakistan

Poor families in Pakistan are supporting education initiatives by creating needlepoint pieces and sending them over to the U.S.A. for sale. “To make the schools self-supporting, the women also have been learning for the first time to create needlepoint and embroidered pieces that they could sell profitably in the United States, with its higher currency […]

Another Fine Example of Needlepoint Appreciation

Check out Appraisal Day Offered at the Daily Tribune of Oakland County, where another needlepoint canvas was appraised by experts with an especially fine appreciation of needlework: We’ve had things appraised as high as $50,000, said Colleen Barkham, a historical society member and organizer of the event. It was a needlepoint that came from England, […]