Wednesday, May 23, 2012


It has been almost two weeks since my last post! 

Last week was my birthday and BF and I took a four-day camping trip to Yogi Bear's Jellystone campground in Williamsport, MD, right outside of Hagerstown.  Only an hour and a half trip.  We had a great time!!  The best birthday I have had in a very long time.  I am hoping we can make this a tradition. 

I have been stitching, on Sugilite.  This is much more vibrant in person!  As soon as I get through this row I will be at the halfway mark!

Just loving needlepoint right now, the beautiful colors and different stitches, and being able to easily see holes in canvas.  It has been a real joy.  I purchased two kits recently, Floral Star from From Nancy's Needle.  I saw this one displayed at The Stitching Post, and wowsa, I could not stop looking at it!    I also purchased Laura J. Perin's Cotton Candy (in pink) from Scarlet Thread.  I have not stitched a needlepoint pattern from either of these designers yet and am excited to see how they lay out their patterns, as each designer seems to be different.

What do I want to do next?  Stitch a handpainted canvas.  I am just waiting for the perfect one to jump out at me.  I did purchase some of Thread Candy Studio's needlepoint books, and EyeCandy Needleart's HalloweenVille Forest looks cool and is profiled in one of the books.

I have been catching up on blogs and all of you have been doing fabulous work!

Until next time... 


Denise said...

I love the Cotton Candy one...even though I don't like Cotton Candy! :-)

Beth Pearce said...

Glad you had a great time for your birthday. We are going camping this weekend at a lake about 45 minutes from our house.

I love Floral Star - wow it is gorgeous!

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you had a lovely time for your birthday. Great progress on Floral Star.

SoCal Debbie said...

Happy Birthday, Danielle! Your needlepoint is really beautiful. I just got back from a camping trip to Yosemite with my boyfriend too!

Anonymous said...


Happy birthday!

Your stitching is beautiful and I love the two new charts too.
Happy stitching.

April said...

I am also catching up on blog reading. I love the HalloweenVille Forest canvas. I have a needlepoint project I need to get back to stitching... You have helped me get excited about it again. Thanks!!!