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Friday Favorites – Brittany Spaniel – Colorful Art – Belt Giveaway and More

I’m really excited about a project we did with Carly, who’s blog is the College  We helped design a custom college campus belt for her boyfriend, the pictures are amazing!  Below is one, but click here to see the whole post and enter their FREE custom needlepoint belt giveaway! (sponsored by NeedlePaint)

Wabash College Custom Needlepoint Belt

Wabash College Custom Needlepoint Belt

For those of you who are coming to our blog for the first time, we really are all about custom needlepoint designs.  You can see below 5 new belt canvases we made last week for needlepoint belts.  All different and all fun!  Keep in mind, you can either stitch it yourself, or we’d be happy to make it for you.

Custom DIY Needlepoint Belt Canvas

Custom DIY Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Christmas season is coming and it is getting late to start stitching.  We can turn around an order in a week if you order by Tuesday night!

Personalzied Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kits

Personalized Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kits

Looking to stitch your own designs?  Check out our online needlepoint designer.  It is super easy to use and you can see a preview without paying for anything.  The following project were designed on our website  But.

Before I get to that, a few more comments from happy customers last week:

“It looks great! Thank you!!”  Emily 2014-09-13

“the belt came yesterday and it is too cool. You did a wonderful job and I know my grandson will love it. I will get a picture of it on himself. We may need to do another one sometime soon. Thanks again.” Nancy 2014-09-10

“I’ve been working on the belt and it’s turning out great! Thank you so much again for all of your help with it.”  Laura 2014-09-07

Onto the rest of the photos of last week’s Friday Favorites…  Have a great week!

Colorful Art Needlepoint Canvases

Colorful Art Needlepoint Canvases

Dogs and Cat Custom Needlepoint

Dogs and Cat Custom Needlepoint

Needlepoint Portriats

Needlepoint Portriats






Three New Personalized Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Designs

Once again, Tracey has outdone herself.

These new personalized needlepoint christmas stocking designs are beautiful!

Click on the link above to see all of our personalized needlepoint designs including the three new ones below!

Joy Personalized Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Joy Personalized Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Partridge in Pear Tree Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

Partridge in Pear Tree Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

French Horn Personalized Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

French Horn Personalized Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas



The Needlepoint Stocking of His Dreams

My wife was inspired last year by the “war and peace” stocking Peggy stitched for her granddaughter last year.  After seeing it, she decided she wanted to make our nephew his own needlepoint stocking.

Not being a very experience needlepointer, I’ve been impressed.  At Peggy’s suggestion, we bought the NeedlePoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen, and really had a good time with it.  Rather than doing all tent stitches, she found it a lot more enjoyable to follow Peggy’s lead, and do most of the sections in different stitches.

Max's Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

Max’s Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

As time went on, she got better an better, and now with another addition to the family this year, I’ll have to start thinking of a new needlepoint design to make on NeedlePaint!

Personalized Snowman Stocking Needlepoint Kit

We updated our website over the summer to include a shop for needlepoint stocking designs.

What you can’t always tell from a picture, is how great the names come out on the canvas.

Our Personalized Snowman Stocking Needlepoint Kit

This snowman needlepoint stocking design has been quite popular and leaves a lot of ideas to the stitcher to play with the snowflakes.  I can imagine using metallics and fun stitches to make them really pop!

This needlepoint kit was made on 14 mesh canvas and is 19 x 12.35 inches on a 21 x 15.5 inch canvas.

A War and Peace Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

Three weeks before Christmas, my daughter-in-law finally finished the needlepoint design for her daughter’s (my grand-daughter’s) needlepoint Christmas stocking.  So, I put the canvas on my Victorian stretcher frame, began leafing through my favorite needlepoint books ( The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen and A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas by Sherlee Lantz), and began stitching like mad.

Zoe's Personalized Needlepoint Stocking - BEAUTIFUL!!! (Click on Photo to Enlarge)

Well, not that fast! I took some time to picking out the stitches while I downloaded from my local public library the audio recording of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy by Blackstone Audio, Inc. Downloadable audio books which can be listened to on your computer, MP3 player, or iPod has allowed me to combine creative stitchery and literature and learning.

War and Peace was 60 hours and 42 minutes long and I finished listening to Tolstoy a couple hours before I finished the stocking. Thus, I have termed the project the Ware and Peace Stocking. Similarly, an afghan which I knitted for a wedding present became The Children’s Book Afghan and I sent a copy the book by A.S. Byatt as an additional gift. Both books are long and dense. I found them much more enjoyable as audio presentations as I stitched away than they would have been had I read the written words. I remember that the first time I read War and Peace in 1968, it took me the entire summer!

Coming soon details of some of the unusual stitches I used on my Ware and Peace Stocking.

NeedlePaint October Newsletter

We just sent out our October needlepoint newsletter.  A lot of fun custom needlepoint projects!

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How to Design a Photo Needlepoint Stocking

You can now stitch a great photo needlepoint stocking very easily.  As part of our new personalized needlepoint shop, we added some stocking designs that have an area where your favorite photo can be added.

To view personalized needlepoint christmas stocking designs that you can add your photo to, just go to our personalized needlepoint shop.  All you have to do is type in your name and place the order and then email us the photo you would like to include.

We will email you back a preview of your design for your approval.  We won’t ship any personalized orders until we have approval, and all orders are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  See our post on customer satisfaction to learn more!

Add your own Name and Photo to this Needlepoint Stocking Canvas

Personalized Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Shop

Today announced today that we have launched a new personalized needlepoint shop!  In this shop there are many pre-designed Christmas needlepoint canvases to which customers can add their own names and also have the shop modify the colors before printing.  Some of the designs even allow for the customer to add their own photos into the canvas design!

We have already posted about a few of these projects in our blog, but now we have made it easy to order them at the personalized needlepoint shop!

New Designs for Personalized Needlepoint Stockings and Ornaments

This month we are featuring Christmas stockings and needlepoint ornament designs. In the past, personalized needlepoint stocking kits have required the stitcher to actually use a stencil and draw in a name, with very plain letters. Customers buying from have their choice of over 100 styles of letters and 400 colors.  Customers will also be happy to know that their names will be printed onto the canvas, and that the needlepoint kits will include not only the canvas and thread, but they will also come with a counted stitch guide, counted color aid, and DMC matched color guide.

Our blogs explain how to make these so follow the links below:

Needlepoint Christmas Ornaments Using Quick Stitches

How to make Needlepoint Christmas Ornaments

Personalized Needelpoint Chrismas Stocking