Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Play Ball

Tis the season for baseball, just a few ideas.  fyi the Phillies pieces can be ordered for most all National and American League teams, some available as belts too.  Snickers I just threw it in as a snack. Click on the title for more information.

Rebecca Wood Santa Baseball player ornament

Philadelphia Phillies Ornament

Lee Needlearts Sports

Philadelphia Phillies Bear

Snickers by Squigee

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bluebells by Barbara Russell & River Silks

Progress report for an upcoming silk ribbon class.  Still in the works hoping the background won't seem to odd, will evaluate this when more is done.  I thought it would be fun to try a tone on tone plaid.  But thus far its looking more like a houndstooth pattern, not exactly as I had in mind. (Note this is not what the stitch guide suggests)  The ribbon work has been fun and challenging. In addition to the stitch guide its been helpful  to look at images of bluebells online confirming my desire to add more colors.  I've enjoyed the process and realize it will be an interpretation at best.

Status 5/29
with ribbons as provided with kit

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Down by the Jersey Shore

Adorable sampler by Birds of a Feather. Love the unusual color palette, and yes mermaids in New Jersey are known to wear gold crowns. Lucy the Margate Elephant is a National Historic Landmark built in 1881, its known to be the oldest example of Zoomorphic Architecture. LBI offers a different experience without roadside attractions; lovely beaches on the north end and no boardwalk.

Birds of a Feather Mermaid Sampler SOLD

Lucy Margate New Jersey

Long Beach Island NJ Ornament

Mini Sock by Kathy Schenkel.  Sold but can re-order....for any state.

How Does Your Garden Grow

In time for spring planting a few garden themed canvases.  In the Garden on 18 count $162.00. Asparagus and Radishes on 13 count  $112.00  Chili Peppers on 13 count $112.00. Garden Wall on 18 count $199.00 Hen and Peas on 13 count $98.00.  Click on individual title for further information.

Ewe  & Eye In the Garden

Melissa Shirley MLT Asparagus and Radishes

Melissa Shirley MLT Garden Wall
Melissa Shirley MLT Hen & Peas
Melissa Shirley Gardening Sampler

Belt Sale

Time to reduce the price on some Men's belts.  Most from Walker Street who I thought had the most handsome collection of men's belts.  Near as I can tell they've left the scene and are not available any longer.  Burmilana is a great thread choice for belts.  Thread kits available for any, just ask.  Click on the belt title for further information. All are priced atleast 30% off.

Court House Belt with threads

Court House Belt

Beer Ale Lager Belt

Antique Club Belt

Golf Belt 13 mesh

Lighthouses and Sailboats 

Royal Blue Sailing Belt

Bright Blue Golf belt

Wine Label Belt

Golden Crackers by Melissa Shirley 10 for the Price of 9

Nimble Needle is offering Melissa Shirley's Golden Crackers as a ten month club. Shipping will begin first week in August and continue one per month through May 2013.   Canvases and Guides are by Melissa Shirley and Robin King.  Canvas, guide and special embellishments $54.00 each with free shipping. Threads additional; as I understand there is a similar set of threads used for most with accent threads for special effects.  (I have a preliminary list in hand)  We are offering a limited time special on this club: Pay for all 10 crackers upfront for the price of 9! This Special Offer may be purchased through our web store. Offer expires June 6th 2012

Cracker Club Sign up Here!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why you Look Snappy

Thanks to all my supporters who I depend on to get me connected to the right folks I've received a selection of snap trays!  While intended to hold your threads and help establish "your space" while in classes I think the uses for these handy inventions are endless.  The quality is high and they are made here in the United States.  Personalization and monograming available too.  Unsnapped they measure 9 x 9, snapped  6 x 6 x 1 1/2".
$42.00 for most, $38.00 for any without embroidery (plain). Click on the title link to go to the tray in the web store.

Turquoise Magenta Gold

Stitch Goddess on Lime

Plum Floral

Floral on Grey SOLD

Vintage scissor on cheetah

Knotty swirls in olive

Zebra Goddess - sold!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eye popping Eye Glass Cases

New this weekend more eyeglass case canvases from Colors of Praise.  Each are 46.00 and all but Blue Baroque are on 13 count.  They measure a healthy size (3 5/8" x 7 1/4") that will work for most glasses or as I've also noticed, good for carrying your iPhone too.

Blue Baroque 18 count
Peacock 13 count
Bright floral 13 count
Folk Floral 13 count

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blue Green and Mustard Yellows

These pillows just arrived back from the finisher, such a coincidence that they all have so much in common color wise.   Dress is from Melissa Shirely, abstract Julie Mar and all 3 animals are from Birds of a Feather.  The bottom two canvases are for a long distant customer who always allows me the pleasure to select threads for her.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Brenda Stofft Scissor Cases and Cuteness

There are scissor cases and then there are these scissor cases. Or are they conversation pieces?  And coordinating fobs too!  There’s the cat and mouse for cat lovers,  $85.00 and Tortoise and the Hare for $90.  (A gentle reminder that stitching is not a race.) They are each 5” high so most every pair of embroidery scissors will fit.  Why do something ho-hum when you can have such fun?  Also from Brenda is this lovely sheep pulling a robust cart of spring flowers, $122.00 and measures 7 3/8” h x 10” wide.  All are on 18 count.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Needlepoint Class 101

A first for all of us.  New class for customers wanting to go beyond the basics.  The class piece is a charted needlepoint by Iona Dettelbach published by Rainbow Gallery.    Uses a variety of threads to give exposure to stranding, blending, laying and compensation.