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Tucker Blair Needlepoint

Happy Wednesday and back to reality for me! After 10 days away, it was rough coming home yesterday but I’m also not so secretly glad to be back in my own home and on my regular schedule. Kinda.

Today I wanted to share this Boston based company Tucker Blair with you all. As an avid needlepointer myself, I know what incredible amount of time it takes to complete a project. Between ordering and waiting for a canvas, stitching it, and having the finishing done… it can feel like it takes a lifetime to finally get your hands on a finished project!

Tucker Blair- Belts
Sometimes the time just doesn’t exist! That’s why I was so excited to find Tucker Blair. They offer high quality needlepoint goods at a reasonable price- all of which are hand stitched and available online. Belts, wallets, keychains, flip flops and dog collars, many of which are available for monogramming… How could you go wrong?!

Tucker Blair- Monogramming Tucker Blair- Keychains

Next time I need a gift, this is where I’ll be going! Just think of all the time it would take to basketweave a belt that you could save yourself!

Tucker Blair- Puppy
Images c/o Tucker Blair

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A Very Stitch Style Birthday

My little sis, Bella is such a cutie! I can’t believe she hasn’t made an appearance on Stitch Style yet, because we really are two peas in a pod.

Some of you may know, that my birthday falls on January 11th (this coming Sunday) in the middle of market. I was really bummed that Bella won’t be with me on the day to celebrate.

But this evening, as she helped me pack for Phoenix (at the last minute… of course!), she gave me my birthday present early, and it’s just perfect!

A very stitch style birthday box

Look! Bella gave me a beautiful lacquer box to keep all my stitching tools in. She picked exactly the right shade of blue, and even had it personalized to read “Stitch Style” across the top! Look at how handy this is going to be!

A very stitch style birthday inside box There are very few people in the world who know me as well as she does. I just thought this was the most thoughtful present she could have come up with. I’m very lucky to have a little sister who I can also call my best friend!

A very stitch style birthday bella

Christmas needlepoint

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I hope your day was filled with love and joy, and was spent surrounded by family and friends.

Now that Christmas day is almost over, and presents have been exchanged, I can finally share with you all some of the gifts I gave this Christmas.

Christmas needlepoint Kirk and Bradley present

I stitched myself this cute little pineapple scissor fob a few months ago, and my mom had commented on how much she liked it. Kirk and Bradley makes lots of scissor fobs in many different designs. With all the stitching she does, I decided I would make her one too…

I had always intended on buying her a pair of scissors to go with them, and finally decided on this pair of Sajou scissors. She had been eyeing mine when I brought them home the other day, so she was just thrilled to receive her own pair from me under the tree!

Christmas Needlepoint scissors for my mom

While I was out visiting James at Ft. Leonard Wood this past fall, we made a trip to Sign of the Arrow in St. Louis. (Yes, he is a very patient man!)

What a beautiful store! Sign of the Arrow is a non-profit needlepoint and gift store, staffed by all volunteers. It is run as part of Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropy and the profits go to benefit the local community. They had an extensive selection of canvases to chose from, many with local themes.

Christmas needlepoint ornaments for James

James bought me this Silver Needle St. Louis ornament before we left the store. So, I finished it by Christmas and wrapped it up under the tree, along with another ornament by The Point of it All Designs.

It reads “I love a man in uniform!” Just perfect for us! (After all, it is the truth!)

holiday round-up

Guess what everyone?! Christmas Eve tomorrow! Yay!

I can hardly believe where the time has gone… weren’t we just celebrating Thanksgiving last week? All the rushing around and chaos will hopefully simmer down, and we’ll all finally be able to spend some quality time relaxing with family and friends. I’m excited to be off of work all next week until New Years. Time to reset and recharge before 2015!

I wanted to share some of the things that have been on my mind leading up to the holidays in my holiday round-up!

1. Unpacking our Christmas ornaments.

With both my mom and myself having stitched primarily Christmas ornaments for many years, I think the quantity may have finally caught up on us! Oh my word! I had truly forgotten just how many there were. For many years we did nothing but basketweave, since that’s what my mom learned from her mom, and what I learned from mine…

holiday round up- lots of ornaments

My mom stitched this sweet little piece when I was probably 10. I remember thinking she was out of her MIND putting a bead on the canvas for Rudolph’s nose… Now, looking back I don’t think he could have been stitched more plainly if we had tried… She didn’t even use a different fiber for the hat and the beard?

Holiday round up- Santa and Rudolph

My how the times have changed!

(And for the better, I might add!)

2. Sajou Scissors.

Suzie gave all the girls in the store beautiful pairs of Sajou scissors for Christmas. Aren’t they stunning?! They are made in France and the blades are all cut to match. Mine are tortoise shell with little daisies on them, but there are so many beautiful designs! I haven’t stitched a ton this week with all the running around, so I can hardly wait to really get to use them more.

Holiday round up- Sajou scissors

3. Kate Dickerson’s Herend Christmas Bunny

After a stressful day last week, my colleague Mary Susan and I had a little bit of retail therapy! Kate Dickerson designs these darling little Herend bunnies in blue and pink.

Holiday Round up- Herend Bunny

She just recently started producing them in Christmas colors with ribbons around their necks. I don’t usually like mixing my holidays, but really, who could resist this little guy?

Holiday round-up- Christmas Herend bunny

There is a matching bunny who lays on his tummy and faces towards the little guy above… when I finish this one, I think I may have to order him a friend!

4. My 23rd birthday

My 23rd birthday falls on January 11th… right in the middle of TNNA’s winter trade show. I’m bound to get myself into trouble… who wants to take bets on what birthday presents I’ll buy myself?!

If I don’t have a chance to post again before the holidays, I wish you and your families a wonderful and safe holiday season!