We were so excited to see the most recent issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, featuring this sampler from our collection on the cover. Even better, the complete chart is one of several included in the Summer 2011 issue.
Thanks for your patience as we attempt to devise a banner that tells you at-a-glance what NeedleWorkPress is all about. We're taking bits and pieces from projects we've completed (and a few yet-to-complete) and arranged them beneath our name to create an identity.
Well, it seems fitting that my first post at NeedleWorkPress goes back to childhood memories of learning to stitch! Yesterday I had the opportunity to remind my Grandma Shirley that she was my first and only teacher in the art of cross stitch.
Photo will be uploaded soon.
Melding samplers with printed records often yields intriguing bits and pieces of of the past. An astute antiques dealer brought our attention to a delightful sampler created in 1827, most likely by John T. Alsap's mother, Kezia Alsap. Uncovering details of this family's life is among our current projects, with a goal of releasing this delightful piece in February 2012 to commemorate Arizona's Centennial.
Our newest Needlework Notebooks are ready for market and we just had to share two of the designs based on Maegan’s “Funky A & E.” Her skillful adaptation of an 1882 Berlin woolwork sampler features two different color palettes—one that’s even more vibrant than the antique and the other featuring more traditional hues. We appreciate your enthusiasm for the small spiral notebooks, and are again offering them with either lined or grid paper. Remind your favorite shop owner to stop by Room 227 at TNNA Nashville early for the best selection.
Here at NeedleWorkPress we know life is complicated; but still we appreciate simple pleasures and momentary bliss that nourish our spirit and help us muddle through even the most challenging days. Basically, that's why we're here!