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Patricia Sone
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The Reason
During this important time of year, I like to work on a Christmas-themed needlepoint piece.  The triptych from Strictly Christmas has been my project of late.  And it is done!  The center panel shows the holy family. The left-hand panel has the shepherds an...
The Reason
The Reason
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Modern
This Holiday Reindeer from Melissa Prince Designs makes me so happy.  I stitched this piece using  25+ stitches that are really good stitches, but not as commonly used.  He would make a fun 2 day "sampler" class.  Thank you, Melissa Prince, for this great d...
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Modern
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Touching Earth
Touching Earth, #CH223 from Melissa Shirley Designs, after a painting by Linda Carter Holman, is one of my favorite pieces I have ever stitched.  Who is she?  Mother Earth? And the possibilities for symbolism are endless: the sheep, the fish, the storm, the...
Touching Earth
Touching Earth
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Caught
It seems like we sometimes choose needlepoint designs based on personal experience.  I love this "Catch Me if You Can" design from Pippin Designs because it reminds me of going fishing in east Texas with my father.  Although these fish don't resemble the br...
Caught
Caught
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Apples and Almonds
Apples from Melissa Shirley Designs #1920, 13 mesh, 17" x 9" after an original painting entitled Plate with Apples and Almonds  b y Giovanna Garzoni, Italian (1600-1670) Giovanna Garzoni was  an Italian painter who was prominent in Europe during the Baroque...
Apples and Almonds
Apples and Almonds
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Market Report
This last weekend I went to the TNNA Winter Needlepoint Market in San Jose, CA.  It is so exciting to spend time with the designers, the shop owners and the other teachers.  This is a shot of my table: here are a few of my finds: this great stylized reindee...
Market Report
Market Report
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New Class
This Garden Bunny designed by Mary Lake Thompson is so much fun to stitch.  And he makes a good to companion to the Bee Bunny and the Gardening Bunny with tulips I taught earlier.  Join us at Creative Stitches and gifts, Dallas, TX  on February 3-4, 2017 fo...
New Class
New Class
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Thankful
I am thankful for the needlepoint community!  I wish each of you a happy Thanksgiving.  Here are some favorite Thanksgiving figures from Melissa Shirley Designs, stitched with help from Beverly Churchfield's great stitch guides. Check the tabs for new stitc...
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Thankful
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Dallas Update
This last weekend was the Destination Dallas Market.  Many thanks to founders/volunteers Debbie Woodard, Karen McVean, Raymond Crawford and Kathy McVean for a great event.  These fun designs came home with me and may be looking for a place to be taught! Wil...
Dallas Update
Dallas Update
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Red Bird Santa
You know that I love Melissa Shirley's 2 sided santas.  And I'm so excited to be teaching this one at Needle House in Houston on October 29-30.  This piece has a cool composite stitch for the border, another one for the bag, ribbonwork, beads, and just all ...
Red Bird Santa
Red Bird Santa
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