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Greetings from HON

Despite this cold Spring, our Happy Place has been warm and buzzing with lots of cheerful stitchers checking out our new canvases from the Spring Market and Virtual Shows! There are lots of beautiful designs for pillows & fun ornaments.

Our windows are full of summer boats and scenes from Needlepoint To Go, Morgan Julia, The Plum Stitchery, Needle Crossings and Sara Fitz.

Mabel has been teaching classes to eager students who are learning all sorts of interesting stitches to bring their canvases to life.

We have new variegated metallic Threadworx fibers arriving soon.

Last but not least, we are currently hosting a DJ Designs Trunk Show!



The blue and white checkerboard background of Rachel Barri’s Bloody Mary canvas was stitched in Alternating Scotch Stitch. Also notice how long stitches were overstitched on the shrimp, lemon wedge and celery stalk to add definition.


Making time to needlepoint

Steps to finding time to needlepoint:


  1. Decide how much time you want to spend each week or day stitching.
  2. Be realistic about the time you can commit, put it on your calendar or your smart phone.
  3. Add time saving tricks to your toolbox: take advantage of your lunch hour, set your alarm clock a little earlier, take advantage of commuting, join a local stitching group and/or come stitch with us at HON!
  4. Adjust as needed and take care of yourself.


Custom Designed Ring Bearer Pillow

Our artist, Katherine, designed this elegant canvas for Deborah G. to stitch for her son’s wedding in August. It’s finished with a hand applied black and white twist with ribbons to hold the rings. We always suggest fake rings tied to the pillow with the real ones in a safe jacket pocket somewhere.

Stitched by Jessica D.

This Herend inspired Rhino canvas from Kate Dickerson’s Fishnet Collection was boxed with an adorable gingham on the gusset and back and finished with a white twist. A perfect addition to your porcelain and or needlepoint collection.

Stitched by Alison K.

Acrylic tray incorporating Rachel Barri Designs‘ Bloody Mary Canvas