Monthly Archives: March 2016

Kate Dickerson Herend Bunny- Back from the Finisher

Happy Thursday, everyone! I wanted to share a few quick pictures of my finished Kate Dickerson Herend Bunny stitched in Christmas colors!

Herend Bunny

I stitched this a while ago, and it got lost in the shuffle at work before I sent it off to be finished. (You may remember my previous blog post here!) But, the Herend Bunny is finally done and looks cute as can be! It’s finished as a stuffed stand up, with red and white cording along the edge. The fabric on the back is dark green, to match the darkest color in the rabbit. The finisher added a pretty gold fabric behind the background of the canvas, so that you see a pretty shimmer behind the open background, with was stitched in an open Alicia’s Lace stitch. This was such a fun and easy stitch!

The best part is that this design could certainly be displayed throughout the year. It’s perfect for both Easter and Christmas. Don’t you all think?

Kate has several designs resembling Herend Figurines. Here are some of my favorites:

Herend Bunny

Herend Bunny

Herend Bunny

Herend Bunny

 

Favorite Florals for Spring

Happy Monday everyone! Today on the blog, I’m sharing my favorite florals for spring! Nothing makes me happier to have fresh flowers in the house, and the best thing about these flowers is that they can be enjoyed year round!

Originally I had intended on sharing just my top ten, but I couldn’t narrow the list down… so here are my top thirteen!

1. Melissa Shirley Canvas “Goldfinch Bouquets”

Favorite Florals
2. Jean Smith Canvas “Morning Glow”

Favorite Florals
3. Kirk and Bradley Garden Floral

Favorite Florals
4. Kate Dickerson Azalea

Favorite Florals
5. Burnett and Bradley Three Flowers- Pink, Red & Aqua

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6. Melissa Shirley’s Blue Birdhouse

Favorite Florals

7. Elizabeth Bradley’s Anemones on Navy Blue 

Favorite Florals
8. Purple Palm’s Beach Window

Favorite Florals
9. Associated Talents Zinnia

Favorite Floral
10. Kirk and Bradley’s Iris with Trellis Background

Favorite Florals
11. Jean Smith’s Peony Bouquet

Favorite Florals
12. Kirk and Bradley’s English Garden Round

Favorite Florals

13. Melissa Shirley’s Swan Basket Favorite Florals

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!

We had gorgeous weather all week long in North Carolina- temperatures up to the low 80s! Unfortunately it’s not feeling much like spring anymore since it’s rained off and on all day! But I thought I would welcome in the new season by sharing some of my favorite photos from Needlepoint.Com’s upcoming Hot Air Balloon Club. These canvases are so cute and springy, they’re sure to brighten up this gloomy afternoon!

Happy First Day of Spring! Happy First Day of Spring! Happy First Day of Spring! Happy First Day of Spring! Happy First Day of Spring! Happy First Day of Spring!
If you are interested in signing up for the club, you can do so online here!

The total cost is $475 and includes all six canvases in the series, six stitch guides, all the threads you will need to complete the project, and a Needlepoint.Com logo bag to keep yourself organized. The first month’s canvas will ship out April 1st!

We will also be offering a free class for all North Carolina locals who sign up for the club at Needlepoint.Com on April 6th from 10-11:30. Call the shop at 919-828-5538 for more information or to sign up.

Be sure to check back in tomorrow for a list of my favorite floral canvases for spring!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Today on Stitch Style, I’m sharing my favorite St. Patrick’s Day canvases:

1. This Silver Needle Ireland Round

Happy St. Patrick's Day

2. This Kathy Schenkel Irish Santa
Happy St Patrick's Day

3. This Kirk and Bradley Boston Round
Happy St. Patrick's Day

4. This In Good Company Ireland Mini Stocking

Happy St. Patrick's Day

5. This Melissa Shirley Irish Angel

Happy St. Patrick's Day

6. This Melissa Shirley Series of St Patrick’s Day Children
Happy St. Patrick's Day

7. This Kate Dickerson Green Mini Argyle Heart
Happy St. Patrick's Day
8. This Kathy Schenkel Leprechaun Oval

Happy St. Patrick's Day
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Bah Humbug!

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share my latest ornament finish with you all. This “Bah Humbug” canvas is from Associated Talents. I picked it up at Market this past January!

Bah Humbug

The Christmas tree was stitched in a woven stitch using Anchor Floss, and the red ornaments on it were beaded using Sundance Size 14 beads #11, as are the berries on the holly leaves. The “H” is Satin Stitched using blue entice. The package is Satin Stitched using purple Flair. The star at the top of the tree is a brad that I added at the end.

The peppermints were a lot of fun to work on! They are done in Brick Stitch Beading using Sundance Beads. If you’ve never tried Brick Beading before, here is a diagram! It’s really a fairly simple stitch: every time you come up in a canvas hole, lay the bead down vertically, so it lies between two canvas threads. Stagger the pattern just like you would do a brick stitch. It’s so quick to do, and gives such a wonderful effect for little work!

Bah Humbug
Associated Talents has many other holiday sayings and words in this series. I really love these two designs, too!

Bah Humbug

Bah humbug

If you’d like to purchase this ornament, it can be found online here.

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Raleigh Retreat: Saturday Classes

Just as I had anticipated, Saturday was just as busy as the day before!

I spent my day teaching the new Kirk and Bradley Hot Air Balloons in class at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel in North Hills.

Raleigh Retreat: Saturday Classes

Class started early at 9, and everyone was ready to go bright and early. We kicked off class by working on our backgrounds, and then were ready to tackle Or Nué before midday! (Not an easy stitch to master!) After a hard earned lunch break, we talked about couching Kreinik, playing with ribbons and many more fun stitches.

Raleigh Retreat: Saturday Classes

While my class was busy with their Hot Air Balloons, the class next door was stitching away on their Santa’s Workshops! It looks like they all had a fantastic time in class too!

Raleigh Retreat: Saturday Classes

After we finished up at the Renaissance, the Raleigh Trolley met our guests and shuttled them over to Hillsborough Street for a wine and cheese party at Needlepoint.Com. We had of trunk shows to shop- Charley Harper, and Kathy Schenkel as well as Kirk & Bradley and Burnett & Bradley.
Lots of fun was had by all!

Raleigh Retreat

Raleigh Retreat: Saturday Classes Wine and Cheese Event

If you were unable to join us for our classes, kits are available for purchase online here:
K&B Single Blue Balloon
K&B Single Pink Balloon
K&B Multi Blue Balloon
K&B Multi Pink Balloon
K&B Santa’s Workshop
K&B North Pole Accessory Canvases

You can shop the Kathy Schenkel Trunk Show and the Charley Harper Trunk Show here too!

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