Purple Craze

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Delray Beach artist Suzanne Overstreet is the founder of Purple Palm Designs.

Recently, Suzanne teamed up with West Palm artist Ellen Negley.

Primarily a water colorist, Ellen was delighted her art work could be adapted to needlepoint.

With exciting needlepoint designs that evoke the French Riviera and Key West, as well as other South Florida locales, Purple Palm Designs certainly appears to be poised to make waves in the needlepoint world.

By the way, Suzanne just became a member of the TNNA.

She’ll be attending her first show as an exhibitor, next month, in Indianapolis.

If you happen to be there, drop by booth #1307.

Tell her Erin sent you!

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Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

You only finish once?

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Unlike life, in needlepoint there are do-overs.

Sometimes twice is the ticket  to get a job done just right.  As a result, it does happen that I get asked to refinish a canvas that has already been finished.

No problem.

For example, Cole’s grandmother needlepointed this charming Snow Dude stocking. As you can see from the closeups in the gallery above, it is beautifully stitched.

However, my customer wasn’t entirely thrilled with the finishing that someone else (from “up North” as we say in Fla) had done for it.

So she asked me to give it a makeover.

I had my finisher add a welt around the sides and top, re-line it, and give it a more substantial hanger.

Much, much better!

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Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

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I can’t wait to see the pics of Miss Molly modeling her new collar. Molly is a French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix. She is two-years-old and lives in Manhattan. I am very partial to both breeds–love the big ears on the Frenchies… ooh-la-la!

9aI adore this stylish collar!

Notice that it has the nifty KWIK buckle.

I just know that Molly will be the envy of all the pooches  in Central Park.  After all,  it’s only the top dogs that get to wear needlepoint collars!

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Latest finishings

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My customers are so talented!!!

Here are  some of their latest finishings…

The “Keep Calm… and Now Panic” gift box stand is a hoot. A two-sided piece has two stitched versions of the famous saying, and it even has little red feet!

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And I just love the ladybug embellishment on the bow!

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A nice braid on the college crest really makes this pillow extra special.

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The crocheted braid looks lovely with the little red heart, two special little touches that make it unique.

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Then there’s the voodoo with a long twist to attach on a golf bag!

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To finish off this gorgeous display, here are two hanging signs. One pineapple…

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And one beachy peachy.

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Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016