The Finishing Makes the Piece!

You know as the saying goes… “the clothes make the man” or the woman as the case may be. For us needlepointers, the finishing makes the piece. Start with a flat canvas that has been fantastically designed and painted, add a few threads and beads. Well to be honest many threads and beads, a few stitches with a little artistic license and then it goes off to the finishers. You hope and pray for that “OMG, that is gorgeous!”

This is Barbara of Barbara’s Needlepoint located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota working her finishing magic on the Thanksgiving pieces. A penny for your thoughts Barbara!

Canvases by NeedleDeeva and lovingly stitched by moi.

All is I can say is WOW! Barbara really outdid herself…

and I have yet to see them up close and in person…

Rumor has it that they will make their debut at the TNNA Winter Market in Long Beach.

I can’t wait to see them!

Thank you Barbara!

My trip to the Pacific Northwest and the studios of Needlepoint Now was as wonderful as always! Playing with the growing up way too fast poodles, a trip to Mindy’s Needlepoint Factory, dinner at King’s Estate Winery and an escape to the mountains of Oregon for ¬†blissful days of nothing but stitching! What could be better than that? My return home took a little longer than originally planned and you know who definitely¬†let me know that she was not pleased with me.

and until next time…keep on stitching



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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

10 thoughts on “The Finishing Makes the Piece!

  1. she even went high on the “podium” this time to tell her of her displeasure.

    Good to have you back. And yes, the finishing is awesome

  2. to tell you, I mean. Not enough coffee yet and temperatures are in the single digits – maybe my fingerd are still frozen and my typing not so good.

  3. Beautiful pieces–can’t wait to start my own set. I keep calling Needlepoint of La Jolla to see when they are starting–they don’t know yet. Hopefully soon!

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