Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It is Leap Year Day and the frogs in our shop are going crazy.  Come check them out!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Look what we picked up at the Trade Show - how wonderful will this be to stitch.

Monday, February 27, 2012

This is a dramatic pillow that will give a sophisticated look to any sofa or bed.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Nina did a beautiful job stitching this elephant.  We look forward to seeing the companion pieces completed.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Melissa Shirley has done it again.  These Thanksgiving Crackers will make a beautiful display on any holiday table.  There are a dozen designs to choose from or make them all.  This is a terrific quick project that may be carried anywhere and makes a perfect hostess gift.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How gorgeous is this geometric that Fran made.  We have encouraged her to put it in a competition. Look at the detail.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This canvas was custom painted for Eva by our staff painter.  She recently completed a Tallis Bag for her husband and is now going to make him this pillow.  Eva is our newest member of Stitch and Chat and we are enjoying her company.

Monday, February 20, 2012

These are some of the new designs Lee came out with for the January market.  We couldn't resist picking up a couple.  I can't wait to show you the completed one that is currently at the finishers.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

We have chosen to post 21 of our sale canvases online this weekend for President's Day.  Please send us an email at if you are interested in purchasing any of them. 

Elephant $75 13 mesh  13 x 13

Lion $75 13 mesh 13 x 13

Hydrangea $30 18 mesh  13 x 9 Designed by Nedlepoint Broad

Noah's Christmas Ark $70 18 mesh 14 x 15

Football Banner $55 18 mesh 7 x 15

Gen Stark Sign $30 13 mesh 11 x 11 Designed by Julia

Scottish Terrier $20 13 mesh 8 x 10 Leigh Design

Noah's Ark $20 18 mesh 7 x 7

Queen of Hearts $30 13 mesh 12 x 91/2 Designed by Anne Cram

Queen of Hearts with leather pieces $20 18 mesh 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Designed by Boots Bailey

Paris Poodle Flip Flop $10  18 mesh  2 x 4

Nautical Collage $75 18 mesh 16 x 12 1/2 Designed by Patti Mann

Saturday, February 18, 2012

One of our beloved designers Petei has decided to retire at the end of 2012.  It is making big news in the needlepoint world.  In case you are interested in picking up one of her designs or completing a set you might have started we wanted to share with you the only two canvases we have in the shop.  Please send us an email if you are interested.

We only have the following two Munchkins left from The Wizard of Oz series.

Friday, February 17, 2012

It is Christmas everyday as new canvases keep arriving from vendors all over the country.  I look forward to starting these mini acorns and carrots over the summer to have ready for the Harvest Season.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I found these snowflakes to be quite fun to do.  I chose to do mine in basketweave and let the threads and design do the work.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Right now you can also pick up these doors for $30 
and the canvases include a stitch guide.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!  
And as our gift to you we are offering this canvas 
with a stitch guide for $30.
We have a limited amount so please email early 
if you are interested.

Monday, February 13, 2012

We received some beautiful finishing the other day and now have some very happy customers. 
Carol did the Geometric, 
Donna completed the Daffodils and 
Barbara finished her flower basket with picket fence.

Friday, February 10, 2012

 Flying this Spring take along one of these small festive canvases for the plane ride.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012



A Little Lesson in History and Tradition:

In Japan there is a ceremonial festival dedicated to broken needles.  It is called Hari-kuyo: Festival of Broken Needles. In the Hari-Kuyo ceremony, Japanese women gather once a year on February 8th at Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples to thank their worn out needles and pins for good service.  It is also a time to value the small, everyday objects of daily living and to wish for progress in one's needle work. In what is known as the Festival of Broken Needles, women gather to offer a funeral-type service by laying the needles to rest in soft jelly cakes or tofu. This burial is meant to bring rest to the needles and wrap them with tenderness and gratitude.  Further to the idea of laying the needles to rest for good service is the idea that women have many secret sorrows in life. These sorrows are often passed to the needles during long hours of stitching and the needles are thought to take on the burden of some of these sorrows, thus taking them away with the stitching that they do.  This "rest" is brought to the needles in appreciation for their faithful service.  Another aspect of the ceremony is the consideration for "the value of small things." The concept of Mottainai, or not being wasteful, is related to the usefulness of the needles. These small but important tools would give long, useful service throughout the year. They were not to be lost or wasted nor carelessly replaced.

Spring is in the air and that reminds us that 
babies are being born.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

While at the show we picked up this adorable Valentine Hearts suitable for anyone's Special Sweetheart.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Just in time for Feverish Frog February 
Silk & Ivory introduced it new appropriate!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Forget about Football Fever 
Ridgewood Needlepoint has Frog Fever 
going on right now for the month in honor of Leap Year.  
We have about 100 of these frogs 
hopping and leaping around the shop.