Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas splurge

A few ideas for those who received money and just don't know what to do with it!  Or for anyone who likes to treat themselves to something special.

Atenti, sophisticated fabrics, smart design and all made right here in America.
Atenti Caddy
Glass laying tools are a luxury but there's no substitute when needing to lay threads in a large area such as a background.  Glass tools are lighter in weight than steel, warm to the touch and best of all no sharp points to snag.  I hang mine around my neck with a silk ribbon so no chance of it falling.  Once you use one, you'll never look back.
Hand blown glass laying tool
Slimline lamp by Daylight

Needlework system 4 frame clamp

table stand, floor stand and travel stand too!
Lowery Corner clamp

Suzy Murphy Surprise stitches

Needlework Sketch Book, notebook
sttchers notebook
Just a few totes…...

Carol Eix scroll frame bag
Large clear project tote bag 

Needle minders and more needle minders!  Some with bling and some without.

Holly Leaves by Puffin Co.

Scissors, curved tip below as recommended by Tony Mineri (straight tip available too.)  For true lefties the blue handle Dovo's are your best cutting and snipping friend.
Premax curved tip scissors

Gorgeous cross stitch kits with purely the best heirloom quality materials, explicit directions by Bobbi 
French Maid Needle Book kit
Germaine French Maid needle book

One of many canvases by Kathryn Molineux of Shorebird Studio.  Table runner, bench top or wall hanging.
Kate Moineux table runner
Koi table runner, left side
Kate Molineux table runner right side

Not into the cute stuff?  Just a few classic canvas designs from inventory.  Both exquisite for wall hanging and the Baroque for small stool top or pillow insert.
Tapestry Fair Oriental Owl

Lois Caron Baroque w/threads

Bold designs, traditional styling. This makes into a fold over clutch 6" x 12" when complete.
Clara Wells clutch pink buds w/threads

We can do fun too!  The frame by Lisa Kraus makes this one unique piece.
Ewe and Eye canvas with custom frame

Books and more books, click on the link and see this and other books available.
Trish Burr Color Confidence

Friday, December 20, 2013


More finished items!  Enjoy. 

Canvas by Lee Needle Arts, stitched by Judy B. One of my favorite pillows ever.  Zoom in and see some examples of outstanding stitch selections.

Silky Safari, charted needlepoint design by Orna Willis.  Stitched by Janice M. I have the chart available for sale if interested.

Canvas by Rebecca Woods, stitched by Arielle K.  Zoom in and be in store for simply outstanding stitching.  Ready for this?  This is perhaps Ari's third project ever, still in college she has a stitching career ahead that could be remarkable.

Canvas by ? (NM something) Stitched by Carol O.
Gorgeous selection of fabric for the backing.
Original Design!! Stitched by Lorraine B.  Lorraine stitches stockings for every new baby in the family but chooses not to spend hundreds on each.  She comes up with her own designs.  If you zoom in there is a nice selection of threads, velvet, patent leather, metallics, silk and ivory, pearl cotton, and fancy fur.

Canvas by Lee Needle Arts, stitched by Lois V.

seems so personal with Grammy in script!

Cardinal by Labors of Love, stitched by Lisa N.  wish the picture showed the color and stitches a bit better.
Canvas by Lee Needle Arts, stitched by Marie B.
Canvas by Birds of a Feather, stitched by Freida.

Canvas by Keep Your Pants On, stitched by Season ticket holder Ellen S.

Charted piece by ?, stitched by Abby P.  Gracious and gorgeous, zoom in to see the stitching.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Finished Work Customers Pride and Joy

Its with great pleasure to show you some items that have recently come in from the finishers.

Charley Harper Stitched by Mary

Shelly Tribbey skate stitched by Maria
The ornament below, baking Santa, was stitched by Helene for her daughter who is a student at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and recently completed an internship at Aureole in NYC.
Rebecca Wood personalized and stitched by Helene

Ornaments by Keep Your Pants On, stitched to perfection by Linda

Gail Hendrix, otherwise known as Squigee Custom does these creative flip flop ornaments with the design made of someone's name.  These 3 are for each of my customer's nieces.
Custom flip flops by Squigee Custom, stitched by Maria

By Melissa Shirley, stitched by Mary

Kathy Schenkel stitched by Nancy

Melissa Shirley stitching bird by Janice M.

Melissa Shirley stitching bird by Janice M.
Lily by Little Shoppe of Stitches, stitched by Ellen

Kippot by Lee Needle Arts, stitched by Lois

Counted canvas design by Orna Willis, stitched by Ellen

Asian design by Lee Needle Arts stitched by Patti

Leather box, lined in silk dupioni

Leather box with brass feet