Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

I can't wait for the weekend to begin. I'm planning on working on all my active canvases - Rockerfeller Center, Candy Village, May of the Candy Doll, and my jean jacket. I'm hoping I can make a dent in all of them. The problem is that once I start on one canvas, I like to continue working on that one.

The store is open tomorrow for those people who are staying in the area.

Have a great weekend.

Ebbetts Field

Needlepoint Broad just sent me a copy of Ebbetts Field. It's a great idea for the former Brooklyn resident or the true Baseball fan. There are other fabulous baseball designs on that website. We have some in the store and can get the others.

Of course, we are waiting for Shea Stadium.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Paper Doll Club

These paper dolls bring me back to my Grandmother's house. She kept some toys in a closet for visiting grandchildren. My sister and I spend a lot of time there since my father was in law school. We loved playing with the paper dolls. Do you remember how the little paper tags sometimes ripped? With these paperdolls, it's not an issue.

I've been busy stitching the first outfit for the Paper Dolls Club. It's the May outfit. My paper doll with be wearing a bright yellow slicker with jeans and she's holding some silk flowers!

I can't wait to start stitching the leopard coat!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Mother's Day

We have several designs that are already kitted so your siginificant other or children could just order the kit. Immediately available are the Halloween Cat and the Ridgewood Stable Ornament. Both would make great gifts for a stitcher.

See the pictures on the web site.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mother's Day

We can keep a list of items you want for Mother's Day. In addition to gift certificates, our suggestions would include books, laying tools and organizational tools such as tool kits by Yazzi and the Handy Caddy.

We have Gail Sirna's new book -
In Praise of the Needlewoman
. Gail's book focuses on paintings that focus on women stitching. It's beautiful.

We have Linda Corriosi's embellishment books
Canvas Embellishment
Canvas Embellishment-The Sequel.

Do you have
Amy's Cookbook for Stitchers
Celebrity Chefs
These books are among my favorites. Each book has a binder. Then chapters can be added over time. The chapters are arranged by a type of stitch or technique. There are great charts and suggestions of how to use.Your kids can even buy you a chapter at a time.

Amy Bunger also has a new DVD which shows how to do certain techniques.
How'd You Do That? Tips Hints + Knots

You could also get a gift certificate for a class. We are planning our classes for the summer. We plan to do City Snow (known at the store as the Coat Ladies) and a class on the stadiums.

Candy Village

The Candy Village class meets again this Sunday after a two month interval. I am stitching the sky so that I can do one more roof before the class.

It does look great.

The Princess and Me Trunk Show

Helen finished hanging up the Princess and Me Designs yesterday. They look great. Each ornament comes with a stitch guide and a picture of a finished sample. They are so small that they make great projects to take along with you- as you travel, sit at the baseball game etc.

We have them until May 19th. Come in and see the great samples.

I'm going to try to take pictures and add them to the web site so that our far away customers can also participate in the trunk show. Remember all the Princess and Me designs are 10% off during the trunk show.