Every stitch tells a story

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I want to show you some Christmas ornaments that I was given to finish.  Aren’t they beautiful?!

I really love Christmas ornaments, and think of them as short little stories.

Sometimes  a customer discovers a particular designer, and just has to collect every ornament this designer has ever done.  (I’ve done this myself on more than one occasion.)

Or maybe buys an ornament as a gift for a special person, or to commemorate an important occasion.

Now some ornaments are deceptively simple to stitch.

Others have a lot going on in that little space that makes up the stitching area of a traditional-sized ornament.

Either way, often the stitching tells a story — particularly if a customer chooses some new stitches,  or experiments with some fancy new type of thread.

Usually I don’t have to guess what stories might be behind the ornaments I send out to have finished:  my customers will give me the full scoop!

By the way, the ones you see here are gifts for relatives and friends.

Aren’t they lucky?

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© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.

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About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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