Needlepoint has always been in my life. My mother and aunts stitched gifts for me. My mother taught me the basics as a child. All of my cousins were gifted with handmade stockings as babies by one of our great aunts. When my older daughter was born, I wanted to continue the tradition. I stitched a stocking for her, and I've been hooked ever since. Both of my daughters have been my inspiration for stockings, tooth fairy pillows, jewelry and gifts.
I've become a better stitcher with time, and I've offered to redo my older daughter's stocking. She has graciously refused. One may just appear on our mantel regardless....
As a toddler, my now 17 - year old daughter was obsessed with Mary Poppins. We called the movie, "Poppy," and even named a beloved stuffed animal Poppy. It was only natural to combine needlepoint with the sweetness of my daughters to find the name Poppypointe.