My friend Jocelyn Goodger is a phenomenal stitcher from New Zealand. She’s creative and inventive and always inspiring. I met her originally because I was so in love with her stitching and her blog, Pins & Needles.
Jocelyn has been a member of CyberPointers since the beginning (I think she was our first international member. Before we were even a chapter she took part in our test meeting and program, and this is her version of this project from Classic Stitches.
Jocelyn has stitched several of the projects I want to do sometime in my life, including Twister and Jean Hilton’s puzzle purse. Above you see the stitched but unassembled purse.
I’m crazy about the way Joce combines stitches in such a spontaneous way (I can never do that). The book cover pictured above is a sample of that. The colors are simple and pretty, the stitching is marvelous and I just love the way the texture varies in the stitches and comes together so well.
Joce does more than just needlepoint, she’s a talented embroiderer in all kinds of media. One of my favorites (probably because I do it so badly) is crazy quilting. This picture is of a box she covered making something as mundane as a place to hold your papers on your desk into something simply lovely.
C heck out her Flickr album, I had a hard time choosing what to feature!
Do you have a blog, site, or on-line gallery of your needlepoint? On Mondays throughout March in honor of National Crafts Month, I’m featuring galleries of inspiring needlepoint. If you are interested in having your work featured, email me (napaneedlepoint [at] gmail [dot] com).