Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For a little more about my family, my son Grant who is 2 1/2 years younger than my daughter never wanted anything flying around his room and really disliked the Sandman.  However that changed and when Grant was six year old he started realizing that Margaux's fairy was not bad or harmful. Grant wanted a pal too.  So what better than a small gnome running around Grant's room leaving gifts, notes and candy.  I have always looked for something on a canvas for him and this Fall I found it.  And they seem very popular because before I could even stitch one I sold the set of 7 twice.  Here is a sample of these wonderful gnomes.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A little more Sandra Gilmore with a bit of a story.  My daughter and I love fairies.  When Margaux was six years old a fairy arrived in her room and flies around during the night leaving her treats, notes and fairy dust.  We established early on that this was our secret and almost 12 years later that little fairy is still busy at night.  I think next year the fairy will be using the postal service as Margaux heads off for college.

Each of these fairies have been named by Sandra and has been painted on a sparkle canvas.  Wouldn't an open background stitch look lovely on Ariel, Pansy and Nissa.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

We have some more canvases on sale this week.  
They are great deals because we need to make room 
for all our new canvases we ordered at market.  
Check them out and send us an email 
if you are interested in anything.
18 MESH 9 1/4 X 7 1/2 INCHES

Friday, January 27, 2012

As promised Gretchen stitched this lovely 
Sandra Gilmore canvas.  So if you are thinking 
Valentine's this is really the way to go.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gretchen met her idol while we were browsing and purchasing some of Sandra Gilmore's Canvases.  
Here are two examples with more to follow this week.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I am back from the market and trying to get settled.  My house ran smoothly while I was gone but the laundry is piled high.  As I await some of the new canvases we ordered I will show you this Nan Hempel Design.  We got some interest from Helen's stocking and thought it was wise to post this one we have for sale.  Send me an email if you are interested.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How beautiful is this stocking - we are fortunate enough to be holding the CBK - BettieRay Trunk Show for the month of January and are selling everything at 20% off retail.  
Come have a look!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Steve came in our shop the other day for some threads for another project and shared this work of art with us.  He said he has made this before and this is a gift for friends.  Don't you wish you could be his friend too!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

These are a sample of the new Vineyard Merino and Silk Threads!  Some of the shades of orange are perfect for an Easter Bunny's carrot.

Monday, January 16, 2012

A sale is always fun and that is what we are going to have now.  

We need to get rid of all our Gutermann Seed Beads to make room for a new line we will begin to carry once we check them out at the Trade Show next week.  

So here is the deal - all the beads will sell for 50% below retail price - $2.00 for 28 grams.  

We have an array of colors which I have listed.  

Check the colors on line to see what you would like - you can't go wrong you will be able to use them for many things.

1006, 1195, 1445, 1557, 1480, 1345, 3545, 4942, 5300, 
4807, 5240, 4810, 4965, 4845, 4315, 4565, 4550, 
3567, 5260, 5845, 5655, 5385, 5435, 5470, 
6785, 9365, 6668, 6655, 6575, 6300, 6510, 
7215, 9625, 9365, 9380, 9250, 8455, 
8321, 8290, 7495, 7390, 7500, 
7300, 7215, 7230

Oh my goodness - I am shocked this photo is not sideways!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Joyce did this frog up because she thought it was so cute.  After seeing it she asked me what she should do with it - I told her I have no idea.  However I reassured her that she is a true needlepointer now that she has made this classic needlepoint design.  Every stitcher should complete one of these.  Joyce enjoyed working on this canvas and trying new stitches.  I love the Nantucket Basket and I am sure the flowers have something to do with the island as well.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Take a look at my first grandson - 
born 1 hour before this photo was taken 
weighing in at 8 pounds 12 ounces.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Take a minute to enjoy this "Quiet Place".
Betty did a beautiful job on this canvas.
Look at all this detail.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How great is this?  Nancy decided that rather than incur the expense of having her finished canvas installed into a jean jacket that she was not going to wear she decided to have it finished to the back of her new red coat.  This is truly a fun way to display your art.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The other day we received back from our finisher 4 beautiful Tallis Bags
I just had to share them with you all.
These two Tallis Bags were stitched by Terrie.

This one was stitched by Ellen

And as usual something is sideways!

Helen stitched this bag.

I believe all these bags speak for themselves.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

What does everyone say when they see this???

OMG It is so Cute!!!!

Carolyn - thanks for bringing it back so we could post it.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Before we get started with our newest Trunk Show I wanted to share some of our sale canvases with you.

This dancing bunny is on 13 mesh, 10 1/2 inch square and is on sale for $30.

This funny rooster is on 18 mesh, 7 1/2 inch square and is on sale for $30.

This canvas is called Oklahoma and is on 13 mesh, 6 x 8 inches and is on sale for $10.

Please send us an email at stitches@ridgewoodneedlepoint.com if you are interested in any of these.