It is still needlepoint, morning, noon and night! what could be better than that?
I am thrilled to say that I went back to work at the Needle Nook of La Jolla, where I had worked for many years… I spread my wings for a few years and now it was time to come back home and “nest.”
I no longer work on editing stitch guides for Needlepoint Now. The shop keeps me way too busy and I don’t even have time to create them for our customers.
There will still be stitching adventures, thread shopping trips, trade shows, Facebook, ANG Seminar and classes with Susan Portra, Meredith Willett, Tony Minieri, The Embellishment Squad and too many more to mention! Not so much travel lately as so much has changed in the last few years.
Mostly needlepoint you ask? Why? Well there are too many other things to talk about like my cats Mooch and Miss Meow!
Felix is the one you see pictured here and he departed for the Rainbow Bridge ooh too many years ago. I still miss you buddy. Oh by the way did I mention baseball?
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Hope we get to see Mr.Crow all together, his parts seem to be something to crow about!
We were having problems earlier! I too am looking forward to seeing him all together. Thank you
Hi, How do I follow your blog, please? Thanks, Anna
There is a RSS feed on the side…I would think that you would click on that and add your email.
Love your site…so much information
Love your blog…so much information
maybe this will help us stay in touch
Hi Vicky, Did you stitch Tapestry Tent’s Reindeer Roundup several years ago? I thought I remembered seeing it at Nationals in San Diego. I have a friend who would like to stitch it, and she would love to purchase a stitch guide from you.Liza
No I didn’t stitch that canvas! It is a favorite of mine though…
I am looking for the stitch guide for the Labors of Love Toucan christmas ornament. Does anyone know where I can find it?
I wish I did!
Do you have more info on the DJ Designs “Geisha” from the 2013 TNNA market?
The dimensions, and how much it might be?
The DJ Designs website looks like it has not been updated in years.
Hi Marilyn! It is an impressive canvas is it not? I walked by and visited it every day
I would call Dale @ Luv 2 Stitch
747 Bermuda Dr San Mateo, CA 94403
That is his (DJ Designs) retail store so he would have all the answers!
Hope you get it!
Many thanks for the info!
My pleasure! hope you get the canvas…I absolutely love it!
You do not have to wait to go to London to attend a Royal School of Needlework course as they have regular classes here in San Francisco. The local representative (a graduate and teacher) is Lucy Barter and she can be contacted at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Details of the San Francisco classes are listed on the RSN website.
Thank you Marilyn! I will need to check that out!
Hi Vicky, am trying to stitch Easter this month and need t know where to get the beads for the Easter House…have called a numberof shops and no one seems to carry them…any ideas. Thanks
Which ones are you looking for? There are some Sundance colors and some not…I could send you some not Sundance Beads if that would help?!
Glad to find fellow needlepointers, lately on my blog http://arsacupicturaestellae.blogspot.com I’ve finally been able to give step-by-step instructions for how to use Stitch Painter, a program that I love (note: my blog is non-commercial, and I get no payments or kickbacks of any kind, I share for the sake of passionate informing, only!), I’ll start following yours, now, too.
So sorry you won’t be with us at the retreat. Right there are 5 of us from Miami attending.
oh no! who’s all going?
Vicky, We’ve not met and I haven’t posted before. However, I so enjoy your blog. It’s one of the first things I read to kick off my day. On Oct. 10th, you posted a picture of a santa by Brenda Stofft. The fringe on his red jacket was perfect and I’m not sure how you created that. Is that simply Turkey Work without being cut? Or something more complicated.
Thanks for all your wonderful posts.
Thank you so much Penelope! Flattery will get you every where…I don’t believe that there was fringe on the jacket? His sleeves were stitched in a satin stitch (over padding) with Kreinik 1/16″ Ribbon 002HL. Now the blanket on the panda, that has the fringe which was done with beads. A whole lot of beads!
I had a wonderful black cat named Brat, too!
I’m wondering if you can tell me which threads are featured in your column in the recent issue of Needlepoint Now.
They are exactly the monochromatic grey colors I’m looking for. Checked access commodities thinking they were presented as a package but couldn’t find anything.
I thought I was the only one with a brat! and mine sure lives up to her name. I sent you an email about the threads. Thanks so much!
I love to purchase this image that is on your website (http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/maildog-needlepoint.jpg) Do you know where I can go to purchase it ?
You would need to contact any needlepoint shop and tell them that you want to order Maildog canvas by Unique New Zealand!
It was wonderful to meet you when we were in LaJolla for a wedding in September. I’m delighted that you are blogging more on this site ! I enjoy it very much !
It was great meeting you too!
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I’m looking for the canvas that you’ve posted on Pinterest and written about: Keep Calm and Love Dogs (in red with a paw print 8×11, 13 mesh- Unique NZ Designs). Can you help me out. Do you know who carries it? I’ve found the canvas in Blue with a dog on it but prefer the one you highlighted. Thanks so much. Love your work and posts!
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
That was a custom paint… so if you find the canvas, some shops havea a painting service that can paint out the dog and add a paw print. We were trying to attract all dog lovers, rather than just a specific breed!
Any chance you have and Pischke Pockets? TY
Congratulations on your new acquisition! Hope you will still find time to stitch.
Thank you! Me too for stitching time!