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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursdays Threads 4-16-2009

Since the name of my blog is "Books and Needlepoint" I have decided that it is time that I started posting about my other passion - needlepoint. This will be a weekly post in the hopes that it will jump start me into stitching again. It has been a few months since I have picked up a needle! (Except for the one I found on the kitchen floor last week. . .)

I am a self-taught stitcher - I learned in college back in the 80's while I was working in the craft department of a Ben Franklin store. I fell in love with cross-stitch. I would pick up anything and everything that had to do with needle, thread, and canvas. The more complicated the stitch - the better. Of course, I didn't know that I had crossed the line over to needlepoint - the speciality stitches to me where just more complicated cross stitch!

I have attended the National Counted Cross Stitch Show in Illinois, CATS(I think this stood for Creative Arts and Textiles Show) festivals in Iowa and Las Vegas and this year I am going to my very first ANG seminar in Milwaukee. I only joined ANG (American Needlepoint Guild) 2 years ago, or maybe it has been 3, and have loved every minute of it! I am also a member of Cyberpointers (ANG web group) and Cyberstitchers (EGA web group - Embroidery Guild of America).

I want to thank all of you who have commented on my various canvases that have been in my header. The one on top and seen throughout this post - Noah's Ark - took about 6-7 months to do . You can see some of the other details in the various pictures.

What I am going to try to do with this weekly feature - is show progress on anything that I am working on - that way it might force me to work on some of it! If there is anyone out there that does ANY kind of craft -from scrapbooking to quilting to knitting etc and would like to join me, please create a post and leave us a link below so we can all see what you are working on!
Happy Stitching!


LuAnn said...

Pretty! I do cross stitch, which isn't too different than needlepoint. I'm anxious to see more of your work.

Tea said...

Your needlework is beautiful. I'm excited about you telling us about your progress on each piece. Thanks!

Vanessa said...

Great project!

I like doing cross stitch, but I haven't done any in a long time. I did a huge Noah's Ark project for my oldest daughter's nursery. She's almost 4 now and I haven't had the time or motivation to do a project since.

Napa Needlepoint said...

I should be working on a stitch sampler for beginning needlepointers, but instead I've been reading oner of the Sookie Stackhouse novels all afternoon. I found one new in paperback I must have missed at the bookstore today.

Keep Stitching,

Staci said...

I cross stitch and scrapbook so I will have to share my projects with you!!

Anonymous said...

I cross stitch too =) Maybe your post will help me get jump started too, I've had a project sitting since Sept of last year =(

Teddy Rose said...

You do such beautiful work Kristi! I tried cross stitch years ago and it just wasn't for me but I love to knitt and crochet.

It will be fun to see how you progress through your peices of work!


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