Thursday, January 29, 2015

We've Moved (Online)! Visit our New Online Home!

We've done it - we have opened our New Web Store & Blog, and closed the old web store. The old blog is still here, but all of the old content has also been moved to the new site. Looking for something you read on the blog in the past - its still there at the new site. How is that for convenient.

We will leave the old one here for you, but when you land here click through to the new blog and update your bookmark.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NEW!! Webstore complete with growing pains

January 2015, ah a new year!  A time to rethink, a time to improve.  Well I knew it was coming but there's still much to be done and I ask for forgiveness and patience as I transition from the old webstore to the new.  Eventually I will go back and link items in my blog so if you click on the title you'll land at the new store.  But until then you will land on a page with a link to the new store but not to the specific canvas or item.

Within the new webstore each item has to be assigned a category and provided a postage rate.  No big deal there's just several hundred items, gulp.  The old webstore is going to expire February 1, something that's out of my control.  I've had terrific help getting the new store launched but there's still a learning curve for me to become comfortable with it. With being consistently busy with my brick and mortar store, mail order and online sales I had to have others with the creation of the new.  So its new for all of us!  I just ask for an enormous amount of patience and always know you can pick up the phone and call me (856) 354 8100 or email me karen@nimbleneedle.net and I can take care of your requests. When it comes to stitching we can all be pretty darn persistent getting what we want!

Below is a picture of the landing page for the new webstore.  I'm very excited about the store with all kinds of new features to help customers find just what they're looking for.  Thank you to all who supported the Nimble Needle; its you who have supported the shop in many ways over the past  39 years to bring it to where it is today.  New store address is www.nimbleneedlenj.com





Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stocking Sale

Do you long for a needlepoint stocking but holding out for a sale?  The time is here, stockings in inventory are now 50% off.  Need threads?  Happy to kit based on your preferences or let us select!

Click on a caption for pricing, more information or to purchase.

SOLDRebecca Wood Toy ShopSOLD



Melissa Shirley/Debbie Mumm Peace & Pine



Melissa Shirley Wildwood Angel

Melissa Shirley Table Top on Plaid
Lee Needlearts Colonial Williamsburg


Whimsy and Grace Damask
                                                       Whimsy and Grace Damask with threads 

Poinsettias and Doves of Peace


To see all canvases on Sale take a look here.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Stitch-Its Sweaters for the whole family, Ornaments too

Recently posted these finished sweaters and received inquiry's if I had more. While any of these can be ordered I do have several in the shop ready to ship.  A few have thread kits, others can be kitted upon request. Click on each caption to purchase!  All canvases are stitch painted on 13 count.


Stitch It finished Sweaters

Snowman on a Pink Sweater


I Love Santa sweater





Reindeer Sweater with threads
Reindeer sweater only



Volleyball sweater with threads
Volleyball sweater only



Tennis sweater with threads
Tennis sweater only



Lacrosse Sweater with threads
Lacrosse sweater only
Soccer sweater

Union Jack sweater

Owl sweater

tiny angel

Just Say Ho Ho Ho
Woodpecker

I love Snowmen

Reindeer

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Show and Tell, a few finished items for inspiration and admiration

Enjoy taking a peek at some of the recent items received.  I really like the 3 dimension of the bell below.

PEACE bell by Susan Roberts


Stitch It's pullover Sweaters
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Susan Roberts ski lodge, Melissa Shirley Snowman stand up.

Saxaphone frame by Robbyn's Nest


Silver Needle Rome, finishing as an ornament
with music too!

Owl stocking by Lee Needlearts


Petite angel by Painted Pony


Manatee by Gayla

Flamingo by Gayla



Kneeling angel by Tapestry Tent

Rabbit portrait by Tapestry Tent



Hand sewn wool felt doll, Mama Kanga and baby

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas canvases, New and "different"

Toy Shop Christmas Stocking by Rebecca Wood
 New is the stocking above by Rebecca Wood.  New for 2014 and just the epitome of a toy shop for any young boy or girl.  A great price for the season at $390.


And now on to the different, with many christmas items seeming the same I thought I'd select a few that have a different twist to them but are still festive and heart warming.  Click on each link for further details or to purchase.  All are in stock and can ship in time to arrive before the 25th.

Gingerbread Heart by Raymond Crawford
How many of us wouldn't want a gift in a robin's egg blue box?  Threads include a nice blend of heather wool, silks and sparkle to give some emphasis of the gift box.  Ooohhh the anticipation!
A gift from Tiffany & Co.

 This Santa reminds me of those roly poly toys for children that contain a bell inside.
Santa by Carol Dupres

Elegant and lovely by Joy.  Could be a nice pouf pillow, round box top or wall hanging.

Joy Juarez Circle of Joy

A bit unusual, a bit fun.  It just wants to be a very special slipper, who says all stockings have to be the same shape?  Or it could be an open stand up for cards or decoration.  No fussy shading for those who like to do continental or basket weave.
Peter Ashe Christmas slipper
Well known on the east coast and familiar in certain communities, a Moravian Star.  By Barbara Russell on 13 count, also available on 18 count with a slightly smaller overall size.
Moravian Star 13 ct

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

More winter holiday stitching, Chanukah December 16th - 24th


Elizabeth Turner 6" Hanukkah canvas $65.
Sudberry Oak box
Hannukah a festival of lights begins one week before Christmas this year.  The canvases by both Elizabeth Turner and Melissa Shirley are a terrific size for finishing into a stand up, wall hanging, box top (for storing candles) or pillow insert.  Available with or without thread kits.

Hanukkah canvas and thread kit

Melissa Shirley Menorah, sale price
Sudberry Oak box

Melissa Shirley canvas and thread kit
For keeping track of your scissor Puffin and Co. offers a mix metal scissor fob.  Shown with a black cord but navy, pale pink and pale blue cords/leashes are also available.
Puffin and Co. Star scissor fob with black cord
Star scissor fob with pink cord
Star scissor fob with pale blue cord
Star scissor fob with navy cord
 Super Duper strong needle minder.  Stronger than any of the competition.
Puffin and Co. Dreidel needleminder 14.

Anxious to get this post up I forgot to take a picture of the actual canvas, but will do.  Appropriate to the post and brand new in the shop.  Painted on 18 count.  Colors are quiet but can be changed to be more vibrant.


Susan Roberts Window Dreidel, sorry forgot to take a picture of the canvas 92.00

Happy Chanukah!