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Category Archives: animals
It’s the most wonderful time of the year right now at Needlepoint.Com! Our Annual Kit Sale and Kirk & Bradley Trunk Show is going on throughout the month of May- which means you all have just a few more days to snag your favorite kits and canvases at 20% off.
This special includes everything from Travel Rounds with Stitch Guides, this ever popular Alligator Belt Kit (with customizable background color!), K&B 12 days of Christmas Series, Asheville and Biltmore Ornaments, all kits in the Haunted Halloween House Series, Large Hot Air Balloon Kits, these preppy Collection Bauble Kits, Santa’s North Pole, Sights and Scenes of London, Joan Lohr’s Snowcone and so much more!
Make sure you don’t miss out on these fabulous offers- they won’t be back for another year!!
Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today on the blog I’m sharing my top ten canvases for cat lovers! I’ve never been able to own a cat because I’m super allergic, but there are definitely some adorable canvases here I’d love to stitch. Hope you all enjoy!
One thing is for sure… we all love having the CBK Trunk Show here at Needlepoint.Com!
With so many designers to chose from, it’s impossible not to find something you would want to stitch. There is certainly something for everyone! Scott Church Creative (one of my all time favorite designers!), Keep your pants on (who make tons of great belts!), Shari Beaubien and, Laura Megroz… to name only a few!
I found this darling little round of two labs sitting side by side. They look just like my parent’s dogs Dilly and Mimi. Don’t you think?
I’ve chosen to keep my stitches fairly simple on this one. Skip Tent for the background in Silk Lamé Braid, Gobelin and Reverse Gobelin for the dogs themselves (one of my favorite stitches for fur!) and simple Basketweave for the border.
One thing I love about Laura Megroz‘s designs, is the amount of open space and large blocks of color you have to stitch in. It gives such a fantastic opportunity to try decorative stitches. And since, many of her designs are on 13 count, they are perfect for the beginner stitcher! Here are a few more of my favorites:
Click here to shop the CBK Trunk Show online.
All canvases from the show are 20% off!
I’m certain you will find lots of fun designs to stitch yourself!
Happy Thursday, everyone! I wanted to share a few quick pictures of my finished Kate Dickerson Herend Bunny stitched in Christmas colors!
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:
Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend!
This sweet little Kirk and Bradley Penguin Christmas Round came back from the finisher the day before we left for market, so I haven’t had a chance to share him with you all yet! He’s an older Kirk and Bradley design- but this whole series of four has always been a favorite of mine!
I used black and grey Impressions for his wings, although Bella Lusso would have worked too! His belly is done using white Pepper Pot- one of my favorite threads! The bow on his present is done using Kreinik #8 Braid #002HL and Turkey Work, which gives such a fun 3-D effect! I used the same thread for his crown.
The other three penguins in the series are all carrying packages, but they each have their own personality. Two of the others are wearing Santa Hats, and there is another penguin in a scarf and crown.
The canvases are currently on sale with Needlepoint.com ‘s Annual January Sale on in stock canvases, and can be ordered online here. I can definitely see stitching more of these sweet little guys in my future!
I knew when I decided to stitch these Kathy Schenkel Reindeer Slippers that they would be cute when they were finished, but I had no idea that they would be this darling! They came back from the finisher a few weeks back, and I’m so pleased with how they turned out!
I used Fuzzy Stuff for both the reindeer and the fuzzy insides of the slippers. Then did Rhodes Stitches for the hearts and for Rudolph’s shiny nose. The antlers are Satin Stitched in Flair- which is so easy to do! I think the red and white trim that the finisher used really pulled the whole design together.
It can be a little tricky to visualize exactly how 3-D designs will look when they are stitched, when you only have the flat canvas to reference, so I hope you all find this post helpful. Kathy Schenkel has a ton of other slipper designs- including an adorable pair with Santa on them, too!
I’m so excited that these will be a new addition to my Christmas tree this year!