Thursday, July 10, 2008

Yum! Check These Out...

Every so often I take a stroll thru Blogland to see if I can find more bloggers that are sharing their passion for needlework. I like finding blogs with pictures, so I can see what they're talking about. And blogs that have other types of pictures (landscapes, flowers, food) are a definite bonus!

( I snuck in a un-related picture of an apricot here, just to have a photo in this plain chunk of text...but pictures just make things more fun, don't you think?)

Anyway, I find it curious that the majority of blogs I've found are usually cross-stitch oriented, rather than needlepoint-oriented. Why that's so, I just don't know. But I'm always searching for some good blogs that give details about stitch and thread choices for needlepoint canvases (or counted canvaswork designs.) Needlepoint seems so much more of an interpretative art these days, that it's great for all of us stitchers to learn by seeing how other stitchers are interpreting their canvases.

That's not to say I don't enjoy the cross-stitch blogs. I do. Tremendously. Maybe because I don't do any cross-stitch these days, I get a thrill looking over some other stitcher's shoulder as she/he shares their latest work-in-progress.

I love seeing everyone's "smalls"....or what the latest Quaker-inspired design might be....or what sampler has everyone talking....And I've even added patterns to my own stash because I've seen them being worked on someone's blog.

So here are a few more creative and inspiring needlework blogs that I've found and added to my list at right:

Create Needlepoint!

Terry Dryden Needlework Designs

Spinster Stitcher

Stitch With Me

Please give them a visit some time....or better yet - start your own!


Miss 376 said...

I love needlepoint, but don't get to do much of it. I am trying to get through so many of the other things I have stored away. Looking at other peoples blogs, it has certainly become more interesting than when I first began. I love seeing what others are achieving

Coni said...

Thanks for the shout out! I am humbled and blushing that you would include me on YOUR blog. As is evidenced by my choices and stash, I'm one of your biggest fans and love your work!

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for including me on your list!

Margaret said...

Thank you for your kind words, Laura.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your Blog and Web Site after I ordered one of your quilt patterns Indian Summer from Elegant Stitch. I live in the K.C. Mo. area, there is not much access to needlepoint here anymore. When I was younger all I did was needlepoint, but, then switched to Counted Cross stitch. I love your site though and wish I knew where to access the supplies I need for it in the midwest.

lewmew said...

Anonymous - I am in Columbia, MO and share your pain! There is Sign of the Arrow if you ever get to St. Louis. Other than that, the internet is your friend.

I get to KC quite often. If you are interested in meeting up sometime, maybe we can arrange something! You can email me at lewmew at

Another note - I would love to see more blogs dedicated to freestyle embroidery, which is one of my great loves!