Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mole Woodland Animal mini stocking by Melissa Shirley

Just too adorable for any animal lover.  Woodland animals excited and prepared to ring in the Christmas Season.  Each is 4" x 5 1/2".  Reduced to $65. Click on the caption to purchase!  Only the mole is left, sorry.  Though isn't he so sweet?

Woodland Mole mini stocking 

SOLDWoodland Beaver mini stockingSOLD

SOLD Woodland Hedgehog mini stocking SOLD

SOLDWoodland Mouse mini stockingSOLD

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Specials, 25% reductions on in stock stockings!

In keeping with modern traditions we all like to find a special mark down for Black Friday.  Enjoy 25% off on in stock, full size stockings.

Melissa Shirley Wildwood Angel stocking

Melissa Shirley plaid Table Top stocking

Melissa Shirley Peace and Pine stocking by Debbie Mumm

Lee Needlearts Colonial Williamsburg stocking

This lovely patterned stocking by Whimsy & Grace is a full size stocking, full size by 1960's standards. Today its considered to be mid-size.  When did needlepoint stockings become so big?  I get many requests for stockings closer to 15" in length. We need more options, don't you agree? 

Whimsy and Grace Damask stocking kit
to purchase the stocking only:

Barbara Russell Poinsettia stocking

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Mitten kits

Few can resist how adorable these mittens are.  Back in stock for Baby's First christmas but also for cat lovers and snowmen fan's too.  

Baby's First kit

The kitten pair includes a stitch guide.  Though I have to admit I changed some things around.  I didn't quite get the shamrock?  So instead the kit includes to gold charms to hang from the collar if you stitch over the clover.  Or if you prefer you can stitch on a tiny bell on the collar with or without the shamrock.  Festive green ribbon for the collar and white beads to add at the cuff if you wish to have them be more fancy.
Kitten Kit

 So since the kittens were special, what to do with the snowmen?  Kit includes tiny snowflake sequins by The Collection.  You can see them laid out on the mitten on the left side, how cute is this?

Snowmen mitten kit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

For those who like to play and manipulate

Ensemble de Soie Red

Do you like to play?  Are you fussy about how a texture is perceived or get frustrated when one element of you design doesn't read differently enough from another part such as in flower petals or the folds in a dress?  Access Commodities has put together perfect kits that allow you to change a color so it has a sheen, has a sparkle, has a glint, has a fuzziness, is smooth, smoother or smoothest such as in Silk Ovale which is a flat silk offering thee most shine from a silk thread.

Available in several palettes with more to come.  I invite you to come and play, or just to admire.

Ensemble de Soie Amethyst

Essemble de Soie Arborvitae

Ensemble de Soie Brass  SOLD

Ensemble de Soie

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gifts you can Stitch and finish yourself

Rose Bloom Jewelry Case kit $112.
Creative Needle offers lovely jewelry cases of heirloom quality.  Each case measures just over 5" in diameter and just under 3" in height.  Completely lined in matching moire, and includes padding and moire covered round to slip stitch in place covering the back of the stitching.  Very nicely made right here in the United States.  Unlike other needlework jewelry cases these are made to last, without glue or animal by-products (leather) or vinyl.

Rose tassel Jewelry case with Silk threads $150.
* price includes two blue silks though not shown.  Each tassel uses two different silks for shading and a silk lame braid for the palest value.

Rose Jewelry Case with silk and cotton thread kit $128.

Orange Tulip Jewelry Case kit $130.

Blue Willow Jewelry Case $112.

Each case is also available without thread kit!  Cases alone are $92.00.  The cases are also available with an unpainted canvas for those who wish to design their own, try a 4 way bargello pattern or monogram.  Plain boxes are $80.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A few Finished Ornaments

The Christmas finishing is picking up its pace. Two flamingo ornaments by Squigee and 3 adorable sweater ornaments by Stitch-its.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

New Jersey Needlefest and a few finished items

Yesterday was the annual autumn New Jersey Needlefest hosted and coordinated in full style by Susan Hoekstra.  My husband came along as cashier and photographer.  He thought this panorama was really cool, me hmmm not so sure.  Yes I know I should have been taking pictures but I'm more live in the moment than document and not look at again.  It was a really good day and Susan created an atmosphere of unsurpassed camaraderie.  Missed it this time? look for the next one in April I believe.

that's me across the room as a group from Bergen County were all doing this unbelievable counted canvas work piece by Threedles, each to their own color choices.  Skill, attention and dedication not capable of many yet to see a whole group of them!  For example the chart included Jessica's done on 18 count in Flair, that will separate the men from the boys.

Not interested in looking at a room of middle aged women?  Here's some items that have recently come back from various finishers.

Heart candy box, design by SharonG

Stocking design by Susan Roberts

Awesome stand up Santa by ??

 Santa is posing in front a stocking by Liz Dillon (Tapestry Tent)
Santa's back
Sheep by Brenda Stofft
Custom design tallis bag front

Custom design tallis bag back
beautiful sentiments, machine embroidered

Scissor Case by Elizabeth Turner, canvas behind by Sandra Gilmore
Cute as a button, Kangaroo kit by Cynthia Treen, other critter kits available 

Monday, November 3, 2014


Snowmen are one of those many things that have collectors out there, and can be enjoyed through out the winter season and not just for Christmas.
Rebecca Wood dimensional snowman kit
 Threads include Caron snow for body along with neon rays plus for shading.  Or you can do an open stitch and let the shading come through.  Velvet jacket with Kreinik braid for trim.  Neon Rays for smooth satin hat and Burmilana for a warm scarf and mittens.

Sandra Gilmore snowman couple $48.

Julie Mar smiling snowman

Rebecca Wood Snowman with sparrow

Rebecca Wood Girlie snowman in Plum ensemble with muff