Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer Consignment Sale!

Needlepoint Land

House Parrot

Check out the eight gorgeous, like-new needlepoint canvases in Needlepoint Land’s just-published Consignment Catalog.  The menu bar has been redesigned; you can find this and future catalogs under the new Merchandise option.  All items in this catalog are in stock (unless sold out), and have been stored in acid free paper.

If you are interested in buying any of these items, drop me an email at erin at needlepointland dot com for more details, including canvas size, mesh count, and price, and I will get back to you.

And stay tuned for my Fall ’13 Catalog, where I’ve handpicked a select number of truly beautiful canvases for your stitching pleasure.

Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.

Add to the plaid


Ever find yourself stitching a belt and then your fat husband gains like a million pounds so you have to do this airplane seat extension thingie?

Anyway, I am working on this belt that is an absolutely gorgeous plaid. It was very carefully painted, thing is, whoever painted it obviously got tired of counting and left about two inches off on both ends.   So, I have been free stitching the two inches on the right side of the belt. My experience with counted cross stitch is paying big dividends on this one! This will be a birthday present that is about 3 years overdue at this point.

needlepoint belt 1

Everything to the right of  the big, red square is counted. The left side will be the same deal, only in reverse.

needlepoitn belt 2

Here is a close-up of the counted area.

Re the hubster intro, just kidding of course! 😉

Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.

7 and 7


Beautiful day, the 7th day of the 7th month of the year. You can see my cat, reclining on some needlepoint pillows, and then the great outdoors, with a snap of the wild orchid that somehow made it without any help, and two dragonflies, green and blue, one on a ginger plant, the other on the wall.

Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.