Friday, November 30, 2018

Left border

I am back to stitching and I have finished the left border!  I am moving back up to the top and will work across that for a while.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Some great canvas buys!

I am sharing a post from Facebook:  If you go to:

you will find them.

Valerie McAleenan to Needlepoint Nation
Good afternoon members. I hope everyone had a wonder Thanksgiving with your families and friends.
I am posting today, with permission of the administrators, because I uploaded to the FaceBook page of the Grand River Valley Chapter of ANG, over 135 photos of canvases being offered for sale from the husband of one of our members who lost her battle with ovarian cancer this past January. Her husband will DONATE ALL PROCEEDS to the Michigan Ovarian Alliance. Prices are not listed. If you are interested please leave a message on the website and I will respond. The canvases are in pristine condition. Some have threads, a few were started (with threads). Our members had first choice of the over 180 canvases. We have shared the post with needlepoint friends and now posting with this wonderful group.
Thank you, Valerie McAleenan, President GRV/ANG

Sunday, November 18, 2018

First Christmas finishing

I have another one out of the finishing pile!  I forgot to mention on the Auburn one that I am adding charms on the back of each.  One says made with love and the other is 2018.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

More border

The border is growing.  I am trying to decide if I want to work all of the border before stitching in any of the greens.

Monday, November 12, 2018


I am working on finishing the ornaments I have been stitching for gifts.  One down.....

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Light Candles

Light Candles is by Machelle Somerville, #MS070, that has an 11 x 16 design area on 18 count.  This is going on the stretcher bars!

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Passionate Pilsner

Lively Lager

Bombastic Belgian
are all by Leigh Designs in the new Oktoberfest series just released.  All eight designs have a stitch guide available!  See the series at