Friday, February 5, 2010

Stitch Your Heart Out!

Check this out - a fabulous stitching initiative that just launched. I'm very excited about this and think its a great idea - just the kind of thing we need to spread the word about the joy of cross stitch!

It's called the Stitch Your Heart Out campaign, and over the next year it looks like there will be some great stitching activities, charts from some great designers, and much more. Hoffman Distributing is making the first chart available to LNS/ONS starting today. Check it out and join the fun!

Stitch Your Heart Out and spread the joy of cross stitch, one loose thread at a time!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Antique Needlework

This is an interesting article on antique needlework, including cross stitch samplers. Neat little history lesson, as well as a bit of info on how to preserve old pieces!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

News Items

Random notes of interest...

-- I thought this was neat, being both a wine and stitching enthusiast. A winery hosting a stitching event - what a great idea! I think it would be neat if more wineries did this!

-- A lovely example of what the experience of cross stitch is all about.

-- Check out this online cross stitch festival Feb. 1-5.


Monday, January 4, 2010

The Emma Project

So this is super cool -- not only do I love Jane Austen, not only do I love Emma, not only is Masterpiece doing an adaptation of Emma that starts Jan. 24 on PBS, but The Sampler Girl is going to have a special Emma Project available to stitch while we watch! Stay tuned to her web site for updates.

How awsome is that! I can't wait... Jane... Emma... stitching... what more does one need?! :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cross Stitch in the Community

I love seeing the artistry of cross stitch and the dedication of stitchers recognized in local press outlets. Take note of this neat article about a Tennessee stitcher!

Monday, October 19, 2009

News Item

I just love this article about a woman who took her passion for cross stitch, embroidery, and textiles and turned it into a career. Really inspiring! I also love her philosophy that anyone can be creative - I totally agree. Her point about wanting to encourage younger people to learn this art form also rang true for me. I completely agree with her that I don't see as many younger stitchers around as I would hope for. I keep pondering how to change this, but I don't have a great answer yet... any brilliant ideas, feel free to share!