Wow – we made it !!! For all the upheaval in 2021 there were many wonderful things that happened. We had fantastic meetings on zoom with many interesting guest speakers (thank you Cathryn). The Festival of Trees was a big success and we look forward to doing it again. Our showing at Woodlawn was again a great turnout. There were not only many other great things that happened but going forward there is going to be another year of things to look forward to. This month we will be treated to a talk by Susan Hoekstra all about color – not to be missed. Of course you have to start the year right and join NJNA to be a part of another year of projects, exhibits, talks etc. Come join the fun !
Our own Brenda C. did her year in review on her blog – she has been busy. Check out all her finishes for the year along with items from other years that she had finished in 2021. Brenda’s Needlepoint Studio: 2021 (brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com)
Woodlawn’s 59th Annual Needlework Show is much earlier this year. The theme is “Common Threads” and will be open during the month of March. If you plan on submitting then you need to sign up ASAP. 2022 Annual Needlework Show Information 2022 — Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (woodlawnpopeleighey.org)
If you didn’t see the news item on CBS about the Needlepoint Exhibit in the PS Bus Terminal then check it out on this attached link. This just shows how popular our craft is becoming. It’s called “Sew Much To Say” and the artist is Kevin Lustik. He has a very different interpretation on this art form and what he is trying to express. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAcSObQ-ex0
A wonderful way to start the new year is to make a contribution to Habitat for Humanity thru The Needlepoint Clubhouse in St. Louis MO. They have created canvases of Foo Dogs’s and the sales will benefit this charity. You need to call their store to order (314) 432-2555
If you are an Amy Bunger fan then you will want to look into her 2022 Home Study projects that are being offered thru Needle Works in Austin TX. Check out the web site, they have several beautiful clubs you can join in on and that will be where Amy Bunger’s classes can be found when they are ready with the details. https://theneedleworks.com/clubs/
Have you ever tried stitching a “Random Splash Pattern”? Very interesting look when it’s finished not to mention it can be a “stash buster”. Carol Curtis Needlepoint Designs gives you step by step instructions on how to go about doing it. She shows how it’s done using her canvases – so pretty. https://carolcurtisneedlepointdesign.com/
Looking for something quick to stitch then check out Canvas and Thread. They have adorable key fobs to stitch along with other beautiful canvases of the national parks. These key fobs are different and should take no time to do. Look under their “Just For Fun” category. https://www.canvasandthread.com/shop
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? I have a way to deal with that diet resolution – no calorie deserts !! Check out The Needlepointer for ice cream and cheesecake by Petite Sweets. Sinful !!! Petite Sweets Archives – The Needlepointer
ROAD TRIP !!!! Are you ready to bust out and go on a trip ?? I heard all those yeses !!!! Then try going to Two’s Company Needlepoint in South Carolina. They have a lovely looking shop in a house that they moved to from NEXT DOOR ! They still own the first location and they rent it out ! https://www.twoscompanyneedlepoint.com/?utm_campaign=2ea2cb0b-85f2-4902-9276-81d44cd40ca1&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=c2308e18-5215-4556-86ec-fe269d388407
The Tip I have for this time comes from Rittenhouse Needlepoint. It is that time of year that the holidays are over and it’s time to put all of our ornaments, stockings and special holiday pieces away until next year.
Famous Stitchers from last time were – Joan Crawford and Rosie Grier
Do you know who these 2 stitchers are?????
A new year means time to throw out your orts and start again !!