Sunday, December 23, 2012

Belts, handsome belts

Three belts for Christmas gifts this year.  Nice to see the different leather options too.  Ok, so you notice the belt at the bottom (with the initials) has a little more leather at the buckle.  Thats how the finisher accomodates for the husky fit.  Just adding to the billet end would result in an unbalanced look.  Yes, this belt has a shiny gold camel on the course; no it wasn't part of the design but added because of an inside family joke.  How I love customers with a sense of humor! I don't know if you can zoom in or not, the belt in the center has the finishing or binding stitch while the others do not.  Ok, so its a nice segue way into many of the belts now 20% in the Barbara Russell trunk show.  

Customers belts
Incase you were wondering finishing for these belts was $130. / a piece.

Customers belts

Philadelphia Boat House Row


Yellow Lab


Springer Spaniel

King Charles





Philadelphia Zoo, nations first zoo!


Barbara has 27 belt designs, these are just ones included in the canvases she sent.  If there's another belt your interested in from her collection it would also be offered at 20% off.  Its likely I can get it in about two days since Barbara keeps excellent inventory and is just about 20 minutes away from the shop.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Kelly Clark Stumpwork You can Do It!

Just in is Kelly's Stumpwork Sampler Workbook and companion Sweet Pea sampler canvas.  In addition to the step by step instructions you can also find additional tip and progress pictures on Kelly's blog : 

The booklet is available to purchase with or without the sampler canvas.  It opens up a chance to learn and practice with newer materials like DMC Memory thread, Sundance Sparkles, Ribbons and more.......

Sweet Pea Workbook

Sweet Pea Sampler with Workbook

If my Sampler turned out a fraction as nice I'd be thrilled.  Her attention to detail is fantastic.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Who let the Dogs out?

All 162 canvases from the Barbara Russell trunk show are now up and available to purchase online. To see them all visit  
Here is just a sampling from her dog collection.  All of Barbara's canvases are carefully stitch painted which yield exquisite results if you just follow as painted.  No shading to contend with making them a joy to stitch!  Some on 18, and some on 14 count too.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever 192.00
Havanese 144.00

Irish Wolfhound 142.40
Weirmaraner 80.00
Bulldog Ornament 44.80
Bassett Political 142.40
Boston Terrier 137.80
Jack Russell 44.80
Pug 48.00
Wire Hair Terrier 195.20
Chinese Crested 147.20

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Barbara Russell Trunk Show

For 3 weeks only all Barbara Russell canvases are 20%.  Need threads for the canvas, they too are 20% off.   Most everyone knows Barbara's dogs are some of the best available but there is so much more to her line, with a variety of subjects equally as strong in design and integrity.  For full catalog visit  In the meantime I'll be putting up her entire show for sale on the webstore.  Here's just a few....

Archangel Gabriel

Bowman Hill Trout Lily

Wire Fox Terrier

Chocolate Lab

Yellow Lab

Fish Circular

Leafy Sea Dragons

Woodmere Two Cows in Woods

Cow in Field

Florentine Angel Brick Cover