Stitch by stitch

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Jody, who bought the Kalachakra “Wheel of Time” mandala from me a few months ago, sent me an update photo.
She’s done more stitching and it looks fabulous. I asked Jody to send pictures as this is one canvas that I also want to stitch. As you can see, Jody has completed the two inner squares of this very big canvas on 18m.

She describes it as being a very meditative process. I am vicariously stitching this canvas through Jody’s efforts. Thanks Jody for sharing the pic with me and the readers of my blog.

 

Jody's mandala progress

© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Stitches à la Carte

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News Flash!

 
Stitches a la Carte

Lynda Richardson of Dream House Ventures has published a book called Stitches à la Carte. Her new  book will be available at the Dallas Show, where I’ll be in less than two weeks.  In addition to purchasing new canvases for the upcoming season, I hope to bring back signed copies of Lynda’s book to showcase at my store.

We’ve talked extensively about some of the stories in her book and I cannot wait to read it. It contains lots of  charts for background stitches and details her needlepoint adventures over the years. It also contains charming tidbits about her colorful relatives, as well as stories about the women who have influenced her life and career.

 

© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

New stuff!

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Needlepoint bookmarksCheck out the new arrivals at my catablog site.  Very nicely done canvases, I must say.

Meanwhile, the tireless tech crew have come up with a custom gizmo that lets viewers easily navigate through a selection of canvases, without taking up a lot of screen space.   You can easily see the item number, and a thumbnail image of each canvas. If you click on that, it expands to a bigger image of the canvas you are looking at, so  you can take a closer look.  What’s neat about this little canvas viewer is that it works equally well on smartphones as well as PCs, which was a nifty trick.

Nothing like a handmade web site for a needlepoint site!  It’s all so very.. artisanal.  Don’t you think?

You can check it out here.

© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Flipping out

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Needlepoint Land biccycles

Two bicycles parked in front of Needlepoint Land

I’m really mad at the tech team.

I told them to get all the Whimsy and grace trunk show pics up on the Catablog pronto, but when I checked in on them later, I found they were just screwing around doing nerdish things.

You can see the results here.

Okay, I admit it’s not every day, especially on a needlepoint online catalog, that you get to see a tropically colored HTML table do back-flips!  Yes, it does cut down on half the scrolling, but the damn thing doesn’t seem to work properly on anything but the Chrome browser on a PC, and there are still the rest of the pics to put up.

So when I complained about it, the tech team slunk away sheepishly from the store, promising to fix everything this weekend.

Jeez.

Techies!

 

UPDATE:  the online catalog is currently down for technical repairs.  Will advise when the problems have been fixed. Fixed.

© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Blue Crab Special

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Blue Land Crab

Just came back from my morning walk on the beach where I met a rather fierce-looking blue she-crab! This crab had just come out of the surf after laying her eggs, which is why they are protected this time of year.  Some people try to catch them during the winter to make chowder, but I value my fingers and toes too much for that.

333 -175Blue Crab Orn full crop_Pat from Needle Crossings has a cute little Blue Crab ornament that you can buy any time of year. Although Pat is best known for her Victorian houses,  she also does a fantastic job with her many seashore designs, as well as birds and animals. In fact, I just added her piping plover canvas for the store, which I will show you when it comes in.

Speaking of the store, the tech crew has taken time off from polishing the beloved SUP board, and is hard at work putting up pics of the Whimsy and grace trunk for my online catablog.

You might want to take an early peek, it should be all finished by tomorrow.

 

© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Whimsy and grace trunk show

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Whimsy and grace needlepointAs many of you who read this blog know, I’ve already set up the gorgeous Whimsy and grace trunk show in the store. Now it’s time to put it up on my store catalog site, which you can find here.

I’ve just approved the new page layouts, so please bear with the tech team as the edits and uploads take place.  It should all be online before the end of the week.

The Whimsy and grace trunk show runs through mid September.  Don’t miss reading all about my phone order discount promotion on the catalog site!

© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016