Are you looking for a fun way to try out stitches and threads while still making something beautiful? Look no further than these charming light blub ornaments from Point2Pointe. They come in 28 colors, each with a different stitch included, below.
The diagrams are large and clear and the picture of the finished bulb gives you a good idea of the end result. That same picture is on the company’s site, making it easy to find stitches you like. That’s what I did to pick the ones I have. What you won’t find are thread suggestions. I liked that because it allowed me to pick colors for the bulb that fit the threads in my stash.
I have five of these, I picked this one to stitch first because I wanted to try out the Soft Sheen Fyre Werks I used to see how well that color got along with pink. I love the way it turned out. Not having thread suggestions will allow you, as the stitcher, to use these bulbs as a basis for experimentation.
The canvases are stitch painted, making them an outstanding choice for beginners. Each bulb is the same shape and size with exactly the same top. This makes it so easy to stitch a set. You might even consider making several and stringing them along a garland for an unusual finish.
The canvas and stitch sheet come packaged together in a clear envelope. The packaging makes it easy to see the bulb color, so you can immediately pick out threads. This is the kind of needlepoint I used to call “lipstick” needlepoint. I started calling inexpensive, nicely packaged needlepoint this because you could buy it when you feel low, the same way someone else might buy a new lipstick. You see it, you think “I can stitch that!” and you buy it and the threads on the spot. If I owned a shop, I’d keep these in stock & prominently displayed just for these impulse sales.
Can you tell I am so delighted with this product? It’s nicely packaged and appeals to every level of stitcher. It isn’t expensive and encourages your creativity. And you’ll learn something new with each one you stitch, I know I did.