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A Wee Bit....Luck o' the Irish February 25 2015

I love celebrating holidays!  St. Patricks' Day is just around the corner, so I'm sharing a needlepoint Shamrock Stitch, which I believe could easily be converted into a cross stitch pattern. I can definitely see this finished as a tiny brooch, or in a miniature frame. Stitched on 14 count canvas it would certainly work up really fast. Time to look through my stash and get those creative wheels turning!

Send me photos of what you create with this stitch and I'll share it to inspire other stitchers.... 

Gone Fishing August 16 2014

Stitching "gone fishing"... Began with the background, in a Jacquard Stitch. Too structured for the particular theme that I'm going for...a coastal cottage. Ripped it all out...is it just me, or does this happen to you, too?


 Gone Fishing needlepoint by Sandy Grossman-Morris


So, I tweaked it a bit on graph paper and came up with this new stitch that I'm calling "Wave Stitch".  


  Wave Stitch on "Gone Fishing', by Sandy Grossman-Morris


Much Better!

The fibers I am using are all from Weeks Dye Works, an environmentally friendly company where everything is made right here in the United States.

Background: #3 Pearl Cotton in #1166 Sea Foam and Cotton Floss #1166 Sea Foam.  The color of Sea Foam reminds me of sea Glass and wave ripples on a pristine beach...perfect for this project! 

Lettering: #3 Pearl Cotton in #1191 Whitewash.


Here's the Stitch Guide for the "Wave Stitch"  




Happy Stitching!