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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Isabel's Needlepoint Trunk Show coming in Feb09

For those looking for the more unusual, often vintage inspired, maybe never seen before; you may also want to check out our upcoming trunk show by Isabel's Needlepoint. Many lovely scenic canvas's perfect for framing. http://www.isabelspocket.com/ Click below on Handpainted canvas's. Show dates Feb 3rd to Feb 20th. and yes 20% off all purchases from this show too.

This handsome Cardinal is from Isabel's Needlepoint.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

video gamers grow up, stitch game screens

There is a not so small movement among young stitchers, to stitch the coarse pixilated graphics of the video games of their youth in cross stitch or needlepoint. The stitches often represent one pixel from the original screen graphics of the games. Here is a large "map" from a video game called Zelda:

We think its fun, and a good source of projects for your video gaming family members.

As seen on the Sprite Stitch Board via BoingBoing.com.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Mindy Canvases

Along with the Lee Needle Arts trunk show a few new items came in. The Mindy's are perfect for those over the Holidays and looking forward to Valentines Day. Just like Hallmark always have to be one step ahead.

9" x 9" Reminds me of all my purple and green combo loving customers.

5" x 5" would make a great padded door / wall hanging.

Easy to work-up for a quick and thoughtful gift. Priced at 23.00 and very easy to self-finish.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Zecca accessories

New "candy" for stitchers from Zecca. Small needle jars (they call them vials) and new mini glass bead fobs. These pics are from their website so while I may have some of what's pictured these are just to give you a visual. Check out all their colorful stuff at http://www.zecca.net

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lee Needle Arts Trunk Show thru 31Jan

Looking for a new project for the winter evenings ahead? On the spur of the moment the Nimble Needle received a trunk show by Lee Needle Arts, a favored designer by many for their quality and reasonable prices. Their different styles runs the gamut appealing to nearly everyone. But one thing is consistent ~ ease to stitch and pleasing colors without fussy shading. Prefer to stitch something "useful". Lee is widely known for their leather pieces that offer mostly small but include medium size projects that can be easily completed, are self finishing (I can help too) and make great (functional) gifts too. Trunk show is now through January 31st. 20% off on all Lee purchases including new orders.

Full size this piece is about 16" x 36" Companion piece available too.

One of a collection of Vogue ladies by Lee.

This is a close up of the nylon shopping bag / tote / generous handbag by Lee. The handsome Beaver is by Phillipa Turnbull and is taken from the Traquair House circa 1500's. Lee offers many inserts that are less surprising and equally as good looking. I just happened to have this charming canvas in the shop. Those not familiar with this particular bag by Lee, its soo nice in person. Leather trim and a great usuable piece. The material is similar to that of luggage and is available in this khaki-olive and black; both have brown alligator trim.

Next coming Thursday, January 15th is the monthly Third Thursday stitch-In. 6:30 - 9:00 pm Your welcome to bring whatever you may wish to work on. Looking forward to seeing new and familiar stitchers. Wishing everyone a very healthy and blessed 2009.

Karen

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Go Iggles! Philly team canvases

The Eagles pull out a great win in the wildcard contest to make the Play-offs! Commemorate the win with an Eagles logo for your die hard fan.

Or bask in the World Series win of the Phillies!

Both canvases are 18 count mesh, approximately 4" in diameter.