Saturday, January 10, 2015

Susan Roberts' 30th anniversary

Susan Roberts (of, surprise, surprise, Susan Roberts Needlepoint Designs) is celebrating her 30th anniversary as a member of TNNA.  She started exhibiting at the New York January market in 1985.  I first met her and bought from her at the Charlotte market that was held that fall (I think October).  Susan is known in the needlepoint industry for many attributes, among them clean, crisp designs; and reliable design inventory--often, she ships the same day of an order. I wanted to do something to commemorate such a milestone.  So I had the resident Needle Nicely artist paint a replication of Susan's logo for me to stitch and attach to a Dash and Albert tote bag.  Here's the stitched canvas.  I stitched the background in the nobuko stitch using silk 'n ivory.  The lettering and paint brush are stitched in basketweave using silk lame braid.
After finishing the stitching, I attached it to a Dash and Albert tote bag.  I made a twisted cord from DMC perle coton 3 and hand-stitched it to the edge on the needlepoint.  Here's the finished product.
As I write this Wednesday night, my plans are to present this to Susan immediately upon the opening of the TNNA market Saturday morning.  I have preset this blog entry to post Saturday night.  When you read this I'll be enjoying another winter needlepoint market, catching up on new designs and old friends.


  1. What a nice thing to do and done so well. I very much enjoy your blog!

  2. A lovely gift, Mary Agnes! You've been a busy girl behind the scenes!

  3. Can't wait to hear of her response to such a lovely gift!