Ah, the places you’ll visit, the places you’ll see . . . . but when the trips over, where will you be?
You like to travel, explore new places, and see new things. You also love returning to the place, where you can hang your hat, when the adventure is over. When back at home, the dust has settled and your bags are unpacked. Now it’s time to cozy in and stitch NeedlePaint‘s new Compass Rose needlepoint pillow canvas. This design is available as a needlepoint canvas for you to stitch, or as a fully finished needlepoint pillow.
This compass rose design, represents the place you call “Home Sweet Home”. Personalize it with your family name and city, along with your latitude and longitude location. We can also change the colors to match any decor.
There is comfort in where you live, a special spot you can call your own. A place where you can stop the hustle and bustle of everyday life: do “nothing” (if that’s an option), carve out some time to think, regroup, recharge, dream about plans for the next adventure, and do a little needlepointing.
“There’s no place like home” . . . . happy stitching!
By: Peggy Bond
Day 9, Nine Ladies Dancing
The Dancing Lady is stitched with 9 traditional stitches, none of which require explanation.
Nine Ladies Dancing Christmas Needlepoint
Let her smile keep you happy while stitching.
Day 10, Ten Lords A-Leaping
The leaping lord has a few different twists. His hair is done in French knots with 3 twists per stitch. It took me a couple of tries to get them correctly placed to give him a full head of hair. Not noted on the diagram is that the flower and leaves are done in Continental and the center of the flower is another French knot.
Ten Lords A-Leaping Christmas Needlepoint
I’ve driven by the same local shopping center for over twenty years. When they first moved in, I thought their nautical theme a bit strange as we are located in “landlocked” Denver. Not a location where serious boating happens, but a place where family time is spent skiing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. This shopping center’s sign proudly displayed their name “Marina Pointe” flanked with colorful graphic squares, of which I assumed had something to do with boating. I didn’t think much more about this sign, until I noticed all of the nautical belts that customers order here at NeedlePaint. As the placement of these flags varied, I soon realized they were spelling out a message, not just randomly placed; and then the idea for a personalized nautical flag needlepoint pillow began.
Nautical Flag Alphabet
After further exploration (and some help from Seth’s sailing expertise), I discovered these colorful nautical signal flags began before short wave radio, as an easy and safe way to relay messages to other boats and people on shore. Each of these flags represents a letter of the alphabet or a phrase.
Sketching some new ideas for a nautical pillow.
In today’s busy world, it’s important to connect with family members, whether it be spending quality “unplugged” time together at home or through outdoor activities like boating or sailing. When your not sailing, creating a comforting tranquil home environment, and surrounding yourself with the things that are meaningful is key. Incorporating personal items your grandmother made, your kids created in school, or that you have hand stitched; help save the memories your family has created together. This is truly what makes a living space “a home”.
Our new needlepoint design for a personalized nautical pillow.
We’ve created this nautical pillow to remind you of the times your family has spent on the water together. Personalized with your last name and the coordinating nautical flags that represent each letter. Available as a needlepoint canvas for you to stitch, or if you prefer we will do the stitching and create your pillow. Happy Sailing!
Custom Needlepoint Belts have been a hot idea for Christmas!
We’ve got lots of new needlepoint belt canvas ideas, so when you’re ready to stitch the belt of your dreams, just let us know what you want, and we’ll create it for you. Orders placed by Dec. 11th are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas, and orders placed by Dec. 17th can be 2nd day aired for an extra fee to arrive in time, too!
If you are looking for a finished belt, you have until Nov. 21st to email us your design. We will be away from the office this week, so you will not get an invoice from us until Nov. 19, but don’t fear, we’ll make sure your belt is designed and stitched before Christmas. Please send us an email or leave a message on our voicemail and we’ll be sure your order is processed in time. Click here to contact us.
Anyway, back to the needlepoint belts. The images below feature the canvases we made this week. Some really fun needlepoint canvases, I can’t wait to see the belts!
Fluer De Lis, Life Treasures, Texas, Football, Rock and Roll, Mountain, Turtle and another Life Treasures Needlepoint Canvases
A close up of the Turtle, Texas, and Rock and Roll Needlepoint Canvases!
Recently we had a project that needed the talent of an artist to interpret. Our painter sure did a wonderful job!
The two Chinese figures are based of antique images that are going to go in the living room of the stitchers home.
The other image is of some other printed custom needlepoint canvases we made last week. Such fun, can wait to see them stitched!
Handpainted Needlepoint Chinese Emperor and Empress
The workshop table last Friday – new custom needlepoint canvases
Our latest needlepoint design is the Browninghill Fall Foliage Needlepoint Kit. It can be stitched and hung on the wall or made into a needlepoint pillow.
It also coordinates well with the Tadley Needlepoint Kit.
If the colors are not just right but you love the design, don’t worry, we can change them to match your house. Check out more pillows and personalized needlepoint designs on our website! NeedlePaint.com
Browninghill Fall Foliage Needlepoint Kit
It is friday, so I wanted to share a photo of some of our favorite needlepoint canvases we made this week!
I took a close up of the cat needlepoint canvas and the needlepoint belt canvases, the mountain belt is our latest design that will go up on the website next week! Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, but I think you’ll enjoy them! Happy stitching!
Friday Favorites -The Workshop Table – Custom Needlepoint Canvases
Cool Cat Needlepoint Canvas
A Life’s Treasurers Canvas and the Blue Ridge Mountains Needlepoint Belt Canvas
If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll notice we post a lot of new designs.
But, when I see the great custom needlepoint canvases we make, I often want to share those pictures, too.You should see my phone!
Sorry the pictures are not the best quality, but the canvases look great and will look even better when they are finished!
Below are some some needlepoint canvases we made yesterday…
Custom Nantucket Needlepoint Pillow Canvas
Almost Heaven, Custom Golf, Life’s Treasures and another Custom Golf Belt Needlepoint Canvases
Custom Word Pillow Needlepoint Design (Bases on our Welcome Pillow Canvas)
Most of these designs are available in the NeedlePaint shop, and the nantucket pillow is coming soon…
Do you love old cars, or do you want a retro needlepoint pillow design to stitch for your house?
This vintage 1957 Chevy needlepoint pillow design will be the talk of the room!
We can change the colors around or add a name, as each of our custom needlepoint canvases is made to order.
Do you have an idea for a pillow, we’d love to hear it!
Vintage Car Retro Needlepoint Pillow Canvas 12.9 x 8.6 inch Design on 14 mesh or 18 x 12 inches on 10 mesh
Have you thought about stitching a custom needlepoint belt?
Well, in case you were on the fence or are a follower of our blog, I just had to take a picture of the needlepoint canvases we made last week.
From Surf Boards to Hotty Toddy, we’re happy to help create a special design just for you. Each canvas comes printed but also includes a counted stitch guide to help in the tricky details.
Life’s Treasures Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases