Color, texture, shine are not just for what you wear. These elements are also necessary in all forms of needleart. While attending an art show in Tallahassee, I was taken by a fused glass triptych by Lesley Nolan, a local artist. The center panel depicted several people joyously dancing. I immediately wanted to translate this energetic piece using my talents with needle and thread. After obtaining permission from Lesley, I started by copying the outlines of the glass piece to 18 count needlepoint canvas. I searched for stitches that would enhance the design and duplicate the excitement of the original. Pattern darning was used to provide a floor that was not part of the original. A multilayered combination of stitches provided a light translucent wallpaper background. Pattern, color, and texture were important in Lesley’s glass. I used silk and cotton floss, Perlé cotton, various Kreinik metallic threads, Rainbow Petite Very Velvet, Memory Thread, and Wonder Ribbon to provide color, texture, and shine.