Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Birds of a Feather New Summer Designs (Trunk Show)

Its here, its fun, its colorful, its joyful.  I'll be busy as a beaver getting the show up online for purchase.  Feel free to visit there website  See something you like, call me and I'll get it on its way.  I think I received 90% of the line and 90% is on 13 count.  There's funny, cute, charming and country.  Animals, botanicals, christmas and halloween.  and more!  These 3 were just introduced in June 2014.
Beaver Lodge $130. 13 count 11" x 9"

Otter Moonlit Swim

Partridge in a Pear Tree SOLD with Silk n Ivory

Monday, June 23, 2014

Colors of Praise; fun for lovers of life and color

Marie Barber, the designer behind the line, has an eye for color and her pieces can be funny, glorious, serious, useful and mostly just good looking. Click on the caption for more info and to purchase.  Happy to kit any of them! email or call and let me know your thread preferences.

 The kangaroo is perfect for a significant birthday for a child or any child at heart. Lets face it this one is different and won't go unnoticed.  Colorful and party hat that could use some bling.
Party Kangaroo 13 count 
 Beautiful garden gate.  Nice opportunity for DMC Memory thread or couching to achieve graceful curves in the foreground.
Garden Gate 13 count

 Rose lovers will like this one.  Nice to try out a different background stitch and or silk ribbon for the roses.

Urn with Roses 13 count great price at $62.
On 13 count these eyeglass cases make a great choice for a take a long project.

Fleur de Lis Eyeglass case 13 count

Funky Paisley Eyeglass Case 13 count

Butterfly can be an eyeglass case or fit into a Lee Needlearts Wallet.
Butterfly Eyeglass Case 18 count
Orchid 8" square 13 count

Large Pink flowers on Brown 13 count

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Customers work

Several new items have come in this week from the finishers.  Enjoy!

Mindy Canvas stitched by Ellie

Sunflower Detail by Elements/Dream House Ventures stitched by Joanne
Corner detail of the pillow

Marley's Ghost Labors of Love Stitched by Colette

Tiny Tim Labors of Love stitched by Colette

Kathy Schenkel mini sock Stitched by Ruth

Kathy Schenkel initials stitched by Kathy

Kelly Clark gift box Stitched by Kathy

Kelly Clark Gift Box Stitched by Kathy

Rebecca Wood Door Stitched by Kathy

Kathy Schenkel mini sock Stitched by Dottie
Kathy Schenkel initial star Stitched by Kathy

Monday, June 16, 2014

Canvas and threads; Kits to Go

 Its always more fun to put together thread kits than to put threads away so when its time to straighten up I often get distracted and can't help but assemble threads to see how it can suddenly make a canvas that much more appealing.  Click on the caption for more information or to purchase.

 A gorgeous array of unusual colors in this 18 count piece called Sumeera by Lois Caron.  Threads pulled include Threadworx over dyed cotton floss and metallics, Gloriana 12 ply silk and the incomparable Lorikeet lambs wool, Gumnut stranded silk, Silk lame braid and Trebizond.  These are just some of the thread lines available at the Nimble Needle!
Lois Caron Sumeera kit $235.00  For canvas only click here 

Perfect summertime plaid.  Fun to experiment with different stitches or will look equally classic in basket weave.   I've selected Silk n Ivory for a uniform look.  Kit includes all the colors below but will several of each for a total of 22 skeins.  Want to hit a lower price point?  could also be kitted in DMC perle cotton for $142.   Purchase with the Silk n Ivory and receive the 25% discount off the canvas.

L'Esprit French Country Plaid kit $199.  For canvas only click here.

The blue background is mesmerizing.  Best captured in Felicity's Garden 50% silk, 50% wool.  This thread is so luminous compared to other similar blends.  For some fun I've pulled Painters Thread Perle cotton #5 and a coordinating silk lame braid to encourage some play for the thunderbird pattern.  Haven't tried Painters Thread, its gotten rave reviews.  Best to think of it being a general color with surprise flecks of color.  Very different than say Watercolours which stitches up more often with a shift of color rather than an unexpected fleck.  So soft, doesn't have the sheen of perle cotton but maintains that nice twist.
Elements Firebird kit $157.  For canvas only click here.

 Very cool new sports designs by AGA designs.
AGA Baseball ornament kit $70.00 New Design for 2014 SOLD

AGA Ice Hockey ornament kit $68.00 New Design for 2014 SOLD

AGA Football ornament kit $60.00 New Design for 2014 SOLD

Anne Brinkley cross bookmark kit $20

Anne Brinkley flowering pot bookmark kit $20

 See anything perfect to take on vacation?  Call the shop at 856 354 8100!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

And more new…..

This time I have links with each new canvas, click on caption if there's one you'd like to purchase or for more info.

New from Zecca for 2014:

Fun Fish on 18 by Zecca

Love is How, is a multiple piece canvas.  Stitch the wings separately and then have some fun.  Karen from Zecca is stitching this piece and plans to attach each wing to either side of the yellow border.  I could also see them sewn together like wings and attached on top of the small heart.  Either way I think its a beautiful saying and one many of us can strive for.

Love is How by Zecca

wing detail from Love is How 

this picture gives you a sense of the size of the wings in relationship to the other part.  All 3 pieces are painted on one piece of canvas.
Love is How, as it comes. By Zecca 2014

Too serious and looking for something more lighthearted?  Here's  fun one of gay Paris.  There's also a companion piece of St. Tropez (will post picture).  Both by Sally Corey.

Tour de Eiffel, by Sally Corey

Also new for 2014 is Sally Corey's ikat floral.  Lovely fresh colors, Sally has a unique palette that many of her pieces are created from.

Ikat Floral, by Sally Corey

Hollyhocks by Julie Mar.  9 x 9 on 13.  Bold colors!

Julie Mar Hollyhocks

From The Collection, sophisticated ornaments in the infamous british plaid.  They finish up so they can sit on a shelf, or hang on a tree.

mini golf bag, Pink Plaid kit

mini golf bag, Burberry plaid kit

Argyle mini golf bag, available for order

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Stuff

Check out some new items for the shop...

Melissa Shirely stand-up packages.  18 count $68.  Have these 2 in stock with a few others on backorder.  I like these as they can certainly be stitched up with fun threads and stitches but for those that prefer the plain I think they will work up easily as beautifully in basket weave with the right mix of silk and sparkle threads.
Melissa Shirley package with holly

Melissa Shirley package with poinsettia's

I've had the canvas in stock and now have the much requested Stitch Guide too.  Guide is 38.00, click on the link to purchase canvas separately.

October Basket Stitch Guide
New for 2014 Halloween season, a Halloween Topiary by Melissa Shirley.  Call for info, ready to ship!

Melissa Shirley Halloween Topiary

What's not to love about a witch that likes a good book?  Shoes off, and the company of a loving cat. From Liz Dillon better known as Tapestry Tent.  18 count $174.
Liz Dillion BookWorm Witch

 Creative Pears, and a dozen of them at that.  A gorgeous collection with distinct variety between each pear.  Guide by (the late) Wendy Harwood.  $42.00 for the guide.

 I always liked this charming canvas by Labors of Love.  An ornament?  A stand up? a needle book? lots of finishing options.  18 count $49.00

Limited Edition Pastoral kit by Elizabeth Bradley.  $225.00 10 count canvas, worked in cross stitch.  Reminiscent of a more gentle time.  Rich muted color palette.  Printed canvas complete with chart and all materials needed.  16" x 16".

This was a special request for customer but what fun choosing lush beach colors, new for Melissa Shirley 2014.