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Framed Sevens Displayed

In order for Framed Sevens to fill in the 7.5″ x 7.5″ visible design area in Carol’s Fancywork Box by Sudberry House (Item #99021), I filled in the surrounding area with the T stitch using DMC #5 Pearl 310 Black. It fit exactly with 9 stitched and 2 empty canvas threads on each side without blocking of any kind. I’m using the glass to cover it.

Framed Sevens was published in Needlepoint Now (March/April 2022) and a thread kit is available from Colour Complements:

Framed Sevens Thread Kits Available at Colour Complements
March 15, 2022, 10:15 am
Filed under: Framed Sevens - Mar/Apr 2022, Needlepoint Now Magazine

Lorraine has thread kits for Framed Sevens which is in the current issue of Needlepoint Now (March/April 2022) at Colour Complements:

She has 8 other custom thread kits with designs either published in Needlepoint Now (love those hearts) or as a download at

Framed Sevens in Needlepoint Now
March 11, 2022, 11:40 am
Filed under: Framed Sevens - Mar/Apr 2022, Needlepoint Now Magazine

My design, Framed Sevens is in the current issue of Needlepoint Now ( Elizabeth, the publisher/editor/art director, does a lovely job displaying pieces for the magazine. The issue in the mail and hitting our area this week! It is bigger than Prime Examples ( but still works off the number seven and inspired by another Mary Legallet article. But, I found stitches covering 7 canvas threads from a variety of stitch books. And, the threads are from Colour Complements. Lorraine makes such pretty and wonderfully coordinating hand-dyed threads.

Back Cover Page of Needlepoint Now Sept/Oct 2021 Issue
September 9, 2021, 1:39 pm
Filed under: Needlepoint Now Magazine, Prime Examples - Sept/Oct 2021

My designs, entitled Prime Examples, made the back cover page of the current issue of Needlepoint Now ( My first publication in Needlepoint Now! Elizabeth B had shown me a proof earlier & I love how she arranged them for the photo. They are based off of a column by Mary Legallet in the Jul/Aug 2020 issue of Needlepoint Now.

I got to meet Elizabeth (publisher/editor/art director) and Joanne C (proofing and editing) over lunch at the EGA Seminar. Both are so nice. Besides classes, meeting people face to face is the other really great part of seminar. And, the magazine was waiting for me at home when I got back from seminar. What a nice treat!