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Finishing Update: Charlie’s Christmas Ornament

A finishing update on Charlie’s Christmas Ornament… It finally came back from the finisher this week and it couldn’t be any more perfect!

Finishing Update

In case you all couldn’t tell from the picture above… Charlie was just as excited as I was when his needlepoint round came back!

I just knew that this ornament would be the perfect way to commemorate Charlie entering our lives. We were able to have the finisher put his name and the year we got him on the back of the ornament.

Finishing Update

If this is the first time you are reading about this particular piece, I actually wrote much more about it in a previous blog post which you can find here (including the stitches and threads that I used on this canvas).

Finishing Update

I know I’ve said it before, (and I’m sure I’ll say it again!) but I just can’t imagine my life without this sweet little guy!

If you would like to purchase this ornament (or others like it) they can be found online here. Simply select “kit in our favorites” to have fun threads like the ones used above selected to stitch with!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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 KitsSanta’s North Pole, Sights and Scenes of London,  Joan Lohr’s Snowcone and so much more!

The Most Wonderful Time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

The Most Wonderful Time of the year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Needlepoint.Com Kit Sale

Wonderful time year

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Plus any Kirk and Bradley Canvas you don’t see here.

Make sure you don’t miss out on these fabulous offers- they won’t be back for another year!!

Top 10 Canvases for Cat Lovers!

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!

1. Kirk & Bradley‘s Calico Cat Mini Stocking 
(20% off right now in the Needlepoint.Com Trunk Show!)

Cat Lovers

2. Cat by Melissa Prince Designs

Cat Lovers

3. Kathy Schenkel‘s Calico Cat Oval

Cat Lovers

4. Burnett & Bradley’s Cat Trick or Treater

Cat Lovers

5. All About Stitching‘s Cat Flag

Cat Lovers

6. The Meredith Collection‘s Cat Sampler Mitten (love this one!)

Cat Lovers
7. Pepperberry Designs Black Cat Ornament

Cat Lovers

8. Ewe and Eye‘s Cat Stocking

Cat Lovers

9. Elizabeth Bradley‘s Contented Cat Kit
(On sale now too!)

Cat Lovers

10. Kirk & Bradley‘s Midnight Cat Heart
(Also 20% off right now!)

Cat Lovers

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CBK Trunk Show at Needlepoint.Com

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!

CBK Trunk Show

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?

CBK Trunk Show

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:

CBK Trunk Show

CBK Trunk Show

CBK Trunk Show

CBK Trunk Show


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!

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

 

Kirk and Bradley Penguin Christmas Round

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!

Kirk and Bradley Penguin
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.

Kirk and Bradley Penguin
Kirk and Bradley Penguin
Kirk and Bradley Penguin
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!

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