Friday, July 25, 2014

In honor of Christmas in July, we've dedicated this Finishing Friday to Christmas themed finishing!

This was lovely star was created into a star for a Christmas Tree topper- how smart!

This Radio City Hall ornament was stitched by our very own Judy!

And this lovely Santa box was done by Nancy- the inside is even embroidered to say 'Ho Ho Ho".

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Recently, our store copy of Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson began falling apart (we use it every day here at the store). So Vanessa decided to take it to the local Staples and have it laminated and bound so that it'd be able to better weather the daily Stitch and Chats and inquisitive customers. It turned out so well that we've had several ladies from Stitch and Chat do the same with their own personal copies of the book!
Then Irma, one of our employees, came up with the idea of making a live version of the stitches in the book so that people could see what the stitches looked like finished. We've been stitching away in our free time, flying through the stitch after stitch and putting them on small canvas cards for display. 

Here's what some of the one's we've completed look like:

So if you have any questions about what a stitch would look like once it's complete, come on in and ask away!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vanessa stitched the most beautiful foot stool, and it finally came back from the finishers a little while ago!

Isn't it absolutely lovely? I figured it deserved it's own post.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We have a table full of needlepoint books that need to go! 

Stop by and  peruse a few while you're waiting for a canvas to be taped or put on stretcher bars.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Raymond Crawford has a Wizard of Oz series that looks absolutely adorable hanging on our wall. 

It'd be perfect for a nursery, or as a gift for a young niece, nephew, or grandkid! The only canvas missing is Dorothy.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It's almost that time of year... Christmas in July! Here are some small canvases to get you excited and inspired, July 25th is only a week away...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Here are some lovely Tallis bag designs from our new Raymond Crawford trunk show! There are two Star of David patterns, and one Tree of Life design. How beautiful!