Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top 'O the Mornin' to you on St. Patrick's Day! While we don't know if little Mary Magee was Irish or Scottish, we like to think the stylized border represents shamrocks. If she does in fact hail from the Emerald Isle, as a native Irish name, Magee is derived from the Gaelic "Mag Aodha," or "son of Hugh." This reproduction was a fun and fast stitch!

Another market preview

Out on a LimbFor some reason, these birds just made us happy. Everything about them is cheerful! So, we borrowed them from an antique fraktur, charted them and stitched them for you to enjoy. We couldn't resist adding the words "Out on a Limb" to the bottom. Of course, stitching the words is optional. We're excited that this chart will be available in early March! --Maegan & Vickie

Inquiring minds...

We've had several requests for a materials list for the Lucy V. Moore sampler that will be available in early March. The attached list shows materials needed with three fiber options. Of course, we love creativity and you may decide on different fibers. Hope this is helpful. The chart does include additional instructions ad well as history related to Lucy's sampler. Thanks for the enthusiastic response!

Introducing Lucy V. Moore

Sometimes a sampler just speaks to your heart! This is the case with Lucy V. Moore. Her unique design, motifs and stitches just called to us. Then we learned about Lucy's family and teacher, and, well, we were hooked. Thanks to the goodness of RSG Antiques, we are able to bring this piece of history to life in the 21st Century. The story is included in the chart, which will be available to needlework shops and on-line retailers in early March.

The Illustrated ABC

The Illustrated ABCGiving this 1857 Illustrated ABC book new life in the 21st century is great fun! We've reproduced the work and tattered pages "as is" and added charts! Included in this full color 16-page booklet are random motifs, a complete upper and lower case alphabet, numerals and a cross stitch rendering of the illustrated girl and her kitten.

Looking toward the joy that stitching brings!

New samplersIn creating our new releases for Spring, we're giving a nod to goodness and kindness. This image includes a peek at the NeedleWorkPress projects we'll be offering at the annual Needlework Market in March. The two framed pieces were inspired by the kindness of friends and will be printed on notecards. We apologize for our sporadic (infrequent, really) posts, but have been busy with needle and thread.

Thanks for sharing!

Halloween TimeHalloween TimeWe really enjoy seeing your finished NeedleWorkPress projects and adaptations and works in progress. With Halloween just around the corner, here are two versions of "Halloween Time," one of three charts in our Time to Stitch series.