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I Cannot Live Without Stitching

Welcome to the AC Needlework blog.  I am Anne Cole, counted cross stitch designer and owner of AC Needlework.   In this blog, I will be writing about topics devoted to the art of handmade needlework with an emphasis on my passion, counted cross stitch.  Topics will include tips, how-to’s, and information you can use.

So, why do I say I cannot live without stitching?  Here are my top four reasons.


There is something about stitching that makes me relax.  Anxiety and tension melts away in a short time after I begin stitching.  It must be the repetitive nature of needle and thread going in and out of fabric with each stitch I make, that takes me into a meditative state.


I feel like an artist creating a palette of colors when I choose and collect the floss for my stitching project.  The most fascinating part is watching a design come to life on the fabric with every row of stitches made.

Gifts for Others

Stitching unique gifts for others is very rewarding.  Whether it is a card, framed picture, pillow, or decorative stitching on a garment, the smile and admiration that appears on the face of the recipient is so special.  It feels good to make someone happy or to express your gratitude for someone with a one of a kind gift.

Keeping An Age Old Art Alive

The tradition of handmade needlework dates back to ancient civilization.  In the age of technology, I feel that I am contributing to keeping an art form alive.  It is rewarding to create heirlooms for future generations to treasure.


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