I've been a closet needlepointer for 11 yrs. A liver condition caused me to quit drinking with much wailing. I needed something to do with my hands since they weren't reaching for Molson Gold anymore. I picked up a copy of The New York Times Book of Needlepoint and the rest is history. The limited restrictions of the canvas suited my love for color, line and shape rather than details that take true artistic talent. I look at my finished work as my legacy long after I'm gone. My pillows willl be scatterd in homes, flea markets and who knows where and I like that idea. A spare bedroom serves as a studio with yarn hanging everywhere and sketches and objects of inspiration. My "happy place". I was just curious if there are any other men with a similar passion for textile art.