Welcome to 2023!

Each year I start planning well in advance for the following year. I assess what works and doesn’t throughout the year and make changes accordingly. Here are some of the different needlework projects we’re going to be featuring in 2023.

I know many of you struggle with choosing colour palettes for needlework so my blog posts this year will focus even more on COLOUR and specifically various palettes! After all my business world is all about colour.

What Needlework Projects Are Coming Up For 2023?

For 2023, I will carry on with stitch videos so you can “see” how each of the variegated colours appear when stitched. I’ll continue with Kathleen’s wool applique circle sampler and my crazy quilting stitching ideas.

While I plan to continue the Colour Feature Series this year we will be focusing on one colour combination offered in the shop each month versus several colours. I will be discussing more colour choices and colour theory but not in great depth as there are many books available on the subject. Check back later this week for our January feature colour!

Welcome Gnome! Series

If you liked our “What A Hoot”: series, you are going to love our “Welcome Gnome” Series! I am SO excited to introduce my collaboration with Marilyn Owen. If you are a member of the American Needlepoint Guild, you will most likely be familiar with Marilyn. Marilyn has designed a series of counted canvas GNOMES. The gnomes will be published in each issue of Needlepointers, which is the American Needlepoint Guild publication, a total of six gnomes! Each gnome has a custom thread kit which will be available for purchase in the Colour Complements shop. Ladies, you do not want to miss out on these – they are adorable!! Stay tuned for the first gnome on Wednesday!


I introduced the Twelve Months Of Mittens series in 2022, offering various stitch choices for stitching mittens. Most of these were based on one or two stitches. The series inspired me to design and stitch a number of mittens, one of which was published in the November/December 2022 issue of Needlepoint Now. I ended up designing more mittens which I will be displayed on the blog throughout the year. I’ll be including the colours and stitches I used, and I might even make up some thread kits so you can stitch your own. They are, of course, COLOURFUL!

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