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Category Archives: Birds
We always have a ton of fun when we stitch as a group in the back office. Kristie, Katy, Vicki and I each took one of these Sweetie Tweeties by Burnett & Bradley to work on earlier this year. One of the best things about working at Needlepoint.com is being surrounded by so many young women who are equally enthusiastic about stitching- it’s such a nice activity to be able to share with each other. And it’s fun to have an excuse to take a short break from office work to be able to stitch together for a few minutes!
Originally these four birds were just going to be models to go to the trade shows but they ended up being so sweet that we decided to share them with you all as our newest kit. We couldn’t resist!
I think it’s pretty impossible to have enough needlepoint ornaments- but I love that we could come up with a different way to display them on the tree. These clips on the bottoms make them look like they’re perched on a branch- helping to decorate your tree! Each of the four has a different Christmas ornament in their beaks- so sweet. They make such a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection- I think they would also look amazing displayed on a wreath. Or would be a great gift to stitch one for each of your children!
The kit is available through Needlepoint.Com and includes access to an online class. As always, there are also four printed stitch guides to help you all out too! The four Sweetie Tweeties come packaged up in a logo bag with all the threads and canvases you will need to stitch them.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and as always… Happy Stitching!
Every time we get a trunk show in at Needlepoint.Com it’s like Christmas morning. Our staff is always so excited to see what each different designer has sent us in their box of goodies. The Birds of a Feather Trunk Show certainly was no exception to this rule!
I have had more fun the past few weeks helping customers kit their trunk show finds. Most of the Birds of a Feather designs have tons of room for decorative stitches with their big open areas of color. They are painted so well that they also make great beginner pieces- with many designs on 13 count canvas.
There are so many fun canvases to chose from right now… here are a few of my favorites from the Birds of a Feather Trunk Show at Needlepoint.Com.
1. This “French Lesson” boat (and the rest of the series!)
2. Fox Trot
9. We have a customer stitching 3 of these angels and framing them together for her children! Such a great alternative finishing idea to ornaments as they can be enjoyed all year 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!
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!
This is a short post, but I wanted to take a second to share the cover art for the new Cardinal Family Stitch Guide with you all! I couldn’t be more excited about this one!
The guide is available through me by emailing email@example.com or by order through any store that carries Melissa Shirley Designs!
Talk soon, and (as always) Happy Stitching!
Good morning, everyone! Happy first day of July! Does everyone have big plans for the holiday weekend?
I have a surprise for you all… I’ve just finished stitching “A Cardinal Family” by Vicki Sawyer (Melissa Shirley Designs). I haven’t really posted any pictures of this piece as I stitched it (I’m sorry!), but that’s because it’s a present for my parents, and I didn’t want to give away the surprise on the blog!
With a mom, a dad and three cardinal babies, I knew from the moment I saw this canvas, I had to stitch it. I have two siblings myself, (a younger brother and a younger sister!) so I think it is going to make a great present for my parents.
I’ve written a stitch guide for the piece. If you would like to order your own copy of A Cardinal Family- just shoot me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org . I’d be happy to pop one in the mail to you, anytime!
Hi Friends! I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet recently! Things have been so busy around here the last few weeks, I had really fallen out of my blogging “routine.” I promise there is a good reason though… but you’ll have to check back on the blog soon for that announcement! 😉
Anyways, some of you all may know that I had the pleasure of teaching my Baby Mockingbirds at Needlepoint.com in Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday. Let me tell you… I had the BEST day ever! Such a wonderful group of women had signed up for the class, and everyone was so willing and excited to learn. I am convinced this is the perfect teaching piece- there is a great sampling of skills to learn on one canvas. Plus, the piece isn’t so large it’s overwhelming.
We did a refresher on Turkey Work, and everyone had fun learning lots of new ribbon techniques, different ways to use silk wrapped pearl purl and how to fake a bullion knot. I can hardly wait to come back and teach another class there soon!
If you are interested in ordering the kit of your own, call Needlepoint.com at 919-828-5538! As far as I know, there are still a few left in stock! If you would like a copy of the stitch guide, email me at email@example.com for more information!