Posted by: needlepointetc | January 15, 2021

Santa’s in Hawai’i

Santa has made his way to Hawai’i. This great Meredith Collection ornament shows Santa shining brightly in the middle of the Pacific. Got the sparkle threads and now to decide on the stitches that I want to use. Enjoy!

Posted by: needlepointetc | February 7, 2019

Hawaii Volcanoes

Look at what arrived in the shop.  So perfect for Hawaii.  Pele (our Volcano Goddess) would be very pleased.  Look at these wonderful threads to work with.  Enjoy!

Posted by: needlepointetc | July 17, 2015

Reindeer on Vacation

Santa’s reindeer are taking R&R in Hawaii.  Here’s one that is dancing the hula.  Gives me a smile!



Posted by: needlepointetc | July 2, 2015

Bird of Paradise Background

Great swirls of dark green are behind the beautiful flowers.  Finally settled an open pattern to let them show through.  Great stitch — lots of counting!



Posted by: needlepointetc | June 11, 2015

Bird of Paradise

My favorite flower is the Bird of Paradise.  Georg created a beautiful canvas that I have been thinking about for awhile.  Thanks to Jean Hilton’s Border Book, I found some beautiful borders that I could combine for the frame of this canvas.  Take a look and enjoy!



Posted by: needlepointetc | January 17, 2015

Saturday, January 17

To continue with Tuesday’s posting:

The retreat with Meredith will provide the opportunity for each participant to choose their own canvas.  The seahorse pillow is the one I will be working on.  Looking at those who have signed up — I can see flowers, oriental scenes, tropical scenes and, oh so, many other choices.  This will be a perfect opportunity to learn different methods — even if they are not on your specific canvas choice.  There will be a lot of demonstrations of the different stitches.

We will be stitching at a wonderful (almost) 100 year home in one of the older neighborhoods on island.  We will be right on the front porch overlooking the front yard and little stream that runs down the front of the home.  It is such a serene peaceful spot to be.


Posted by: needlepointetc | January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 14, 2015

TNNA Market is done.  I sat glued to my computer watching the posts from those who were able to make it this year.  Still a lot of information to find out and then the decisions.

I have great news!! Meredith Willet has agreed to teach at my retreat this year.  It is scheduled for Columbus Day Weekend — that’s October 10, 11 and 12.  Three glorious days to stitch with Meredith guiding us through the different canvases that are chosen.  Call or email me at needlepoint at needlepointetc dot com for information.  I have already started a waiting list but you never know.

I have been narrowing down my choices — finally decided on Dede’s Seahorse Pillow.


Posted by: needlepointetc | June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 19

Weather is beautiful today — hot and sticky yesterday — who knows tomorrow.  But the ocean is always beckoning.  Even if you are not a swimmer or a surfer, life in the ocean is fascinating.  Enjoy this beautiful honu (green turtle)  that we get to watch.  Such fascinating creatures.


Posted by: needlepointetc | May 10, 2014

Friday, May 9

Georg sent me pictures of his new canvases — I fell in love with 2 of them.  Two designs are done in the retro style — Hawaiian Girl with Ukulele.  I have even started pulling threads.

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And then there is the Hawaiian Girl with Fruit — that’s breadfruit.  6025HawnGirlFruit

Posted by: needlepointetc | April 5, 2014

April 5, 2014

Been working at cleaning out my yard — high winds and lots of rain has caused havoc.  Trimmed the hedge and the Bird of Paradise flowers are now standing tall.  I realized that it is a lot easier for me to do a needlepoint garden, especially since Alison Hodgkiss did these wonderful stitch guides for Raymond’s flowers.  Bird of Paradise, Magnolia, Cherry Blossom and others can grace your home.  They don’t need weeding, watering or trimming!




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