Category Archives: christmas

First Christmas as a Pair

It seems like every day now we are opening up another box of customer finishing. I absolutely love watching customers come into the shop and see their handiwork completed! Everyone just lights up! It’s really the best time of the year.

Pair

I was so excited to get this ornament back yesterday. The canvas is by Pepperberry Designs. If you follow along regularly, you may remember when I was working on it earlier this year. I saw the canvas at the January show and knew that I had to stitch it. I ended up deciding to add the year we are getting married to the canvas. It was really easy to chart!

Pair

I ended up doing a Woven Trellis Stitch for the background and used Pepper Pot Silk #16- Tomato. This is one of my favorite threads to work with. It’s single strand and so easy to stitch with. One skein was more than enough to stitch the pair of them.

Pair

For the top of the mittens I decided on a Double Hungarian Stitch and used one strand of Fuzzy Stuff #FZ26. Between the two mittens I had quite a lot of area to cover, and didn’t particularly want to fill it with French Knots, since they are more labor intensive. I thought this provided a nice alternative and still gave a nice effect. This would also be a really great stitch for a larger Santa’s Beard!

Pair
Pair

If you’re looking for a canvas to give to a pair of newlyweds, this would be the perfect gift.
Shop online here to order it for yourself.

The Associated Talents Trunk Show is here!

Associated Talents is by far one of my favorite trunk shows to have right at Christmas time. Their ornaments are so festive, and fun. I just love the bright colors and patterns they use.

Talents

You all may remember when I stitched the cute candy stripe ornament pictured above!

All canvases are 20% off right now, through the month of December.

I’ve linked the ones pictured above, below:

Green and Red Mitten (Similar)
Peppermint Ornament (Similar)
Nutcracker Mouse
Striped Mitten (Similar)
Blue Snowflake (Similar)
Snowman Ornament

North Pole Express- Canvas and Stitch Guide

Hey everyone! Happy Cyber Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, surrounded by family and friends. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is now less than a month away. Definitely time to start shopping, if you haven’t already.

Express
Today on the blog I wanted to share this adorable little ornament that my coworker Vicki and I stitched. So precious! This little train is going to make the perfect addition to our holiday wreath in the shop. As always, we typed up a stitch guide so you all can stitch one too. There are lots of fun tricks to learn- and this is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at ribbonwork if you never have before. If you don’t want to add the bow, you could always Satin Stitch it instead! I also love the way the beaded letters on “North Pole Express” stand up off the canvas. Plus- what could be cuter than that little bell?!

Express

I always love to stitch in season- especially Christmas themed ornaments in December- even though I won’t have them finished and on the tree until the following year. If you purchase this North Pole Express ornament and want us to include the threads you will need, simply select “Pick our Favorites” when you add it to your cart, and in the comments section type “Kit to Stitch Guide.” Couldn’t be easier.

Express

Order yours online here today! Your purchase automatically includes the guide. 

PS. Last day to enjoy free shipping on all orders on Needlepoint.Com!

Last chance to shop the Maggie Trunk Show!

It’s pretty rare that a trunk show comes to the shop and I don’t find something I want to stitch in it. The Maggie trunk show is no exception. There are so many fun canvases to choose from! Today on Stitch Style, I’m sharing my top ten favorites… all 20% off this month!

1. This Snowman Star would be such a quick little stitch!

Maggie

2. This tree needs some fun beads and embellishments

Maggie

3. Do you all think Charlie needs another Christmas ornament?! 

Maggie

4. Caroling Rudolph is so cute

Maggie

5. Cardinals are some of my favorite birds

Maggie

6. I have always loved this snowman

Maggie

7. This happy penguin is adorable!

Maggie

8. Bridget who works at the store stitched this canvas and it turned out so well!

Maggie

9. I love the background color on this one!

Maggie

10. This is the perfect canvas to practice some fun Santa’s Beard Stitches!

Maggie

The trunk show gets packed up this weekend, so don’t miss out!
You can shop the whole trunk show here. 

Last chance to shop the Holiday in July Sale!

Today is the last chance to catch our holiday in July sale at Needlepoint.Com and shop the Burnett & Bradley trunk show. We still have some awesome canvases in stock that you won’t want to miss out on.

Holiday in July includes any holiday related canvas- that could be Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, 4 July etc. we didn’t want to leave any event out! It also includes our best selling travel rounds and anything ornament sized. Plus 25% off is hard to beat!

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite canvases that still haven’t found homes. You can see them below:

1. I can’t believe these three beach ornaments been bought yet!

July Sale

July Sale
July Sale
2. This black lab ornament has my name written all over it!

July Sale
3. I ADORE this reindeer stocking

July Sale
4. This Easter bunny is the sweetest. You could do some awesome ribbonwork on him!
July Sale

5. This saying is hilarious!

July Sale
6. Don’t forget about all of our travel rounds!

July Sale
7. Or this patriotic K&B heart

July Sale
8. This Autumn House with moon is a steal!

July Sale
9. I cannot believe there is any Scott Church left!

July Sale
10. My mom stitched this adorable AT gingerbread house- on 13 count.

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11. This KB tree is a huge savings!

July Sale

The sale ends tonight at midnight, so don’t wait to order, or it may be too late!

PS. If you’re thinking about taking the Nativity class, sign up online here. We have a VERY limited number of seats left!

2018 Retreat Sneak Peek!

Hey everyone. Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned with friends and family. I wanted to share a 2018 Needlepoint.Com Retreat Sneak Peek with you all! You may remember how much fun we had from the pictures on my blog I posted last year. I’ve been working on this nativity for the last few weeks, and am truly having the best time. I thought I’d share my progress with you all! Isn’t it gorgeous? The colors are so fun and the design is unlike anything I’ve ever stitched before.

Retreat Sneak

I will be teaching this class at Needlepoint.Com’s 2018 Raleigh A La Carte Retreat from March 16th-18th, 2018. I would love to have you join me. We are still working on specifics on pricing as the canvas is not 100% done, but feel free to call the shop for more information or to sign up. A $100 deposit will hold your spot, and the classes are filling up quickly!

Retreat Sneak

I really love that Vernon made the entire nativity scene one piece. No reason to pay to finish eight different characters, when you can just stitch one piece instead. As you can tell from my pictures, there are going to be a ton of fun techniques covered in class!

Retreat Sneak

Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!
PS. Only a few more days to shop the kit sale before it’s all over for this year!