Thursday, August 23, 2007

My Red Truck

Everyone once in a while, there is a canvas that I cannot resist. Right now at the store, we have a fabulous rug called "My Red Truck." It's the truck that every boy and man (and perhaps some women and girls, too) wants to have. I don't know if you have a grandchild, child or significant other who wants a rug truck-this may be the solution.

Although I think the rug is to die for, the design now comes in pillow size on #13 and #18 canvas.

Don't you agree that it's great?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

November Paper Doll Outfit

The finisher just emailed me a picture of the finished Novemeber paper doll outfit. I am so pleased with the way it looks. So here's the picture.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I leave August 24th (or early on the morning of August 25th) for the seminar. I'm taking a design class with Carole Lake and another design class with Janet Mitchell Fishel. I thought both of these courses will tie in well with my National Academy of NeedleArts certification.

I am also looking forward to the auction and to Expo night. Ridgewood Needlepoint will be participating in Expo night on Wednesday, August 29. We will have samples of the paper dolls and at least one finished outfit!.

We also have some canvases geared for Baltimore including a canvas of Camden yards.

If you will be at ANG, please come and say hello.

End of Summer

August 15th always strikes me as the beginning of the end. As a kid, I remember staying with my grandparents. Usually, that was the first day that it was a little chilly in the morning. Maybe it wasn't always so but that's how I remember it.

We are going to close at 5pm on Thursday, August 30th so we can enjoy the last few days of the summer.

I've been working on my canvas for the National Academy of Needlearts so my other projects have taken a back seat. I'm hoping to work on the Rockerfeller Center stocking this weekend and the leopard coat for the paper dolls.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Deborah Wilson' Classes at Ridgewood Needlepoint

We have started to take reservations for Deborah Wilson's classes. The butterfly has been really popular but a couple of you wanted to know if you can change its colors. It's possible we just need to know ahead of time.

I can also get the hydrangea painted on a different color canvas. We just need to know ahead since it will take a little time.

Do come in and see the canvases as soon as possible so we can make any changes you need!

New Threads

We have put up all the Weeks Dye Works threads. The colors are beautiful! We have the more natural colors in floss, pearl 5 and pearl 3. Come and see them. Everyone has liked them so far!


One of the things we love best at Ridgewood Needlepoint is to see the projects come back as finished items. Unfortunately I was out last week and didn't get to see Janet and Lynn's finished pieces in person. But I was lucky that Rob had taken a pictures so I could share them with you.

Janet's elephant is fantastic. She did a great job. Look at all the wonderful detail and the wonderful border.

Lynn did a great job on the tool belt. Framing a belt is a wonderful idea for a belt canvas. Click on the picture to see it bigger.

Fabulous Pillow

Bobbi did a fantastic pillow for a friend who was graduating from college. The mascot is adorable but so much more fun in his animal print pillow. I can understand way the recipient loves it. What a great gift!

Cooler Seasons to Come

When I went to my car today it said it was 100 degrees! Although I love the summer, this heat is way to much for me. Look at our new skiing needlepoints and see if they can cool you down. I'm posting both -- I hope.

Lighthouse Box

I know lots of people are about to take off for beaches with Lighthouses. We have a delightful lighthouse box that's a perfect beach project. It's little but will help make a great reminder of the summer during the months to come. I've posted a picture of the box (it's put together but not stitched). Of course, yours will look better because you will stitch it.

We also have a great Halloween hat in case you are ready for the cooler days of autumn.