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.


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!

5 responses »

  1. Some of these belts are painted on canvas that is 54″ wide; I hope we don’t graduate to that level. That’s an interesting question however, how many pounds per inch of needlepoint belt.

  2. I am screaming laughing !!!! Bill’s is still sitting with one golf ball to go…but mine is the opposite problem…..WEIGHT LOSS !!!!

    How much will be the final result??? Thirty pounds????

    How does next week look for the French Angel pickup….Wednesday morning is good for me…

      xox MEP    


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