Author Archives: TG & D

About TG & D

Computer Scientist, Needlework and Beadwork Designer at Turquoise Graphics & Designs.

Ashes of Difficult Patterns!

I decided to take a break from my usual designs and create something fun and different! Creating a cross stitch project by following a pattern can be a lot of fun if all is going smoothly. But I am sure … Continue reading

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Mind my needles please!

All crafters  and needleworkers should surround themselves with beautiful accessories! These magnetic needle-minders (keepers) are both functional and fun to use! They will make great stocking stuffer gifts for any stitcher or quilter in your life! Happy stitching / crafting!

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Unique gift ideas for Math Lovers! Conversation starters!

There’s nothing like that “Aha!” moment when you grasp what seemed like an alien concept a minute ago! I used to enjoy that feeling a lot in math class! I loved math! I still do… geometry, algebra, and yes, calculus! … Continue reading

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Not so traditional picture displays!

For years, I have been using the traditional picture frames when it came to family photos and displaying my needlework! But when one starts thinking outside the box, the possibilities are endless… There are so many fun ways to use … Continue reading

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Handmade gifts they’ll cherish!

In between releasing new cross stitch designs, I like to pursue my other passions!  One of those passions is painting. I love creating unique, handmade home decor! When you give someone a gift created just for them, I think it … Continue reading

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New line of products! Desktop Needlework Organizers!

When I am working on a project I like to have my tools handy!  One thing that constantly gets lost in the jungle of floss and fabric on my desk are my scissors. My beaded scissors fobs help keep the … Continue reading

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Rustic Halloween Tree

New release for Halloween! A colorful, rustic Halloween tree! Model in the photo is stitched on 32 count “Antique Copper” Hand Dyed linen using DMC embroidery floss.  Anchor alternatives are listed on the chart as well. Stitch Count is 50 … Continue reading

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Halloween Favorites

Do you like stitching for Halloween? There is something magical about Halloween. The joy and pride in kids’ faces as they go trick or treating is such a delight to see every year. And of course, you need to have … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Goddesses in Beaded Elegance

Isis and Hathor, two of the most popular Ancient Egyptian Goddesses! These two Goddesses were a joy to design and stitch! In addition to the many colors of embroidery floss, I used a lot of Mill Hill Seed Beads and … Continue reading

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Summer Favorites: Winged Things….

Summer is the perfect time for stitching! Plenty of natural light and long days make it ideal to sit out on your deck or porch and immerse yourself in your favorite pastime, needlework! Especially if the project is a quick … Continue reading

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