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August 13, 2009


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Fancy Elastic

Hi, not sure if you'll be reading these comments still, but LOVE the cushion and have made some recommendations and taken some pics of my favorite needlepoint books on my blog.
I think you should go for it!


O dear how you inspire me. The idea with the stars on invisible string i'm so gonna put my little ppl to work. The colours and beautiful crafts and pictures on your blog makes my heart leap with joy every time i visit.
Thank you!


If you do ever decide to delve into needlepoint I would totally buy a kit from you especially if you did one with your houses. I LOVE your houses.


Lucy, how fun to stumble upon your blog and your gorgeous crochet! I am inspired and awed.


I love the perler bead stars! My kids love doing this too and this summer we have spent many idle afternoons working on them. Even the 4 year old!! What a great idea to hang them in the window - I will have to do that with our creations! Thanks


I have done loads of needlepoint and never use someone else's designs or kits... buy a piece of canvas and a water soluble pen, draw a picture on the canvas and "colour in" as you stitch. This way you get exactly what you want, can change the colours as you go along. Much more fun!


Bravo, c'est vraiment magnifique !
Tu connais l'art d'associer les couleurs.

Inga Helene

Hi again! I thought I'd let you know that I've started a version of one of your pillows. You can check it out at http://arcticstrawberries. blogspot.com. I've linked to your blog as well. Thanks for the inspiration


I love this design -- the first pillow on Stan Taylor's needlework page


It's from the book Ethnic Needlepoint by Mary Norden


I love this needlepoint design -- the first pillow on Stan Taylor's needlework page


The pattern is from a book entitled Ethic Needlepoint.

Inga Helene

Wow! I just love your work. What colours! And I love the design on your pillowcases. I'll make them myself, but in an arctic colourway. You're on my bloglines-list :-)


PS Lucy here's a link to a UK site that I found that has a couple of very nice designs, not stodgy at all! I especially like the Beach Huts and the All Sorts. Are All Sorts a type of candy? I am not familiar with them, but the canvas looks pretty.


I asked about your cushion a couple of weeks ago, thanks so much for showing it to us! I taught myself to do needlepoint a long time ago and it has been my artistic passion for most of my life. My favorite designer here in the States is in Key West FL and her designs are Caribbean-colorful. Here's the link to Island Needleworks: http://www.islandneedlepoint.com/
Give it a look-see, inspiration comes in all colors, and I recommend designing your own canvases, its not only cheaper, its fulfilling too. I like 10 mesh, it works up fast and gives you a lovely result. Thanks again for posting the pic for me!


Clothkits have some gorgeous tapestry designs for sale: http://www.clothkits.co.uk/other-goodies-tapestry-kits-c-41_83.html


Growing up I never had the chance to ever really do perler beads, but I always WANTED to... those stars are very beautiful and match your crochet-work uncannily!


You have small children so you'll know just what I mean when I say that cushion reminds me of Elma the Patchwork Elephant!



Have a great holiday, although we dont need to tell you that. As a birthday present I received a lovely needlepoint kit from the Janet Bell Gallery Website. It has little houses, the sea, deckchairs and boats. Just your sort of thing really. If you get a moment, pop over and have a look - jacqui x


Hi Lucy - love your blog (my Mum loves it too!). The website that Hen found in Living Etc is:


There is some great stuff on there. I haven't done tapestry since I was in my early twenties so I am tempted to give it another go too, along with all the other craft projects I have planned.... Hope you find something that inspires you, although I am sure you will design something yourself which would be far better than any design you could buy!!!


Hi, Lucy!
I just LOVE needlepoint and to me the best source of inspiration is "Feeling Stitchy":
and I LOVE your blog as well! :)


Kaffe Fassett projects are always good for lovely colourful things, you could easily base your own designs on his or even adapt his knit patterns into x-stitch. Unless you fancy trying one of his cabbages ;) I've been x-stitching a little lately, might post pics later! Excited to see your new projects, you keep me inspired. x

sue hudson

Kaffe Fassett is a king of colour and he does tapestry kits. Look in your local library - mine had loads of his books in.


I've also been admiring your needlepoint pillow! So glad that you posted about it. I can't wait to see what colorful design you come up with. I've always wanted to try it but it looks complicated. Have a great day with your peeps.


Now you got me thinking I should try this stitchy thing as well. I saw some on the flickr links and Oh Goody! b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!


I did not know it's called a Transom - I will be able to tell hubby tonight and he will be impressed! We are lucky to have the original stained glass round our inner door but not in the Transom. I daren't clean it because I can be heavy handed and it will probably break!


That would be needlepoint. I was so excited I couldn't type.

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