I know it has been a while, my web store (which is much smarter then I am) says since 2016. Things have been "interesting" to say the least
In July 2018 I broke my leg while working in the garden. It was what they call a Compound Fracture. The leg was broken in 4 places, badly. I always heard that gardening was for nice old ladies like me. Who knew it was so dangerous.
I was in the hospital 5 days, 2 operations. Then the worst part. 6 weeks at a re-habilitation facility. That was a nightmare and I hope none of you ever have to find out why..
Then home alone in a wheel chair, slowly starting to walk again. I do ok now. I go slow and limp a little but so what? I can walk.
I closed down NewNeedlepoint.com during that time. Big Mistake, I lost 11 years of great search engine rankings.
The store and I are back, I still garden (my passion) after some major changes made to the garden to make access easier and safer
Garden Now (early)
As you can see, I can move around easily now.
I suppose I should talk about NewNeedlepoint.com.
I am sure everybody knows about how popular books on needlework finishing have become. As many of the actual needlepoint stores close there are less and less places to take your stitched projects for finishing. Of course there are some fine on-line finishers.
However it can be expensive. Many books on needlework have small chapters on finishing. The 3 books about it that I, so far, consider the best are
Finishing 101 which the author Pat Mazu has subtitled her book A Workbook of Technique and Encouragement. http://www.newneedlepoint.com/content-product_info/product_id-2883/finishing_101_by_patricia_m_mazu.html
Sandy's Finishing Touches By Sandy Higgens is a very easy to follow, comprehensive book. http://www.newneedlepoint.com/content-product_info/product_id-2220/sandy_s_finishing_touches_revised_2010_edition_by_sandy_higgins.html
Finishing and Mounting Your Needlepoint Pieces was published in 1973. It is very detailed and complete with a wealth of line drawings and photos of the work as it progresses. Materials are not up to date and techniques are all from 1973, however most of them are not dated. By Katharine Ireys. http://www.newneedlepoint.com/content-product_info/product_id-2382/finishing_and_mounting_your_needlepoint_pieces_by_katharine_ireyss.html
I am always looking for new books on finishing. There seem to be a few around that I am trying to find out about, about where to get them.
I have enjoyed writing this, maybe I will do another sooner than three more years.