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Category Archives: christmas
Happy New Year, everyone! Now that the holidays have finally passed, I can finally share the needlepoint Christmas gifts I gave in 2016! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my personal stitching, but I really wanted to keep these a surprise, so I really couldn’t post about them until now!
Growing up we always had matching Christmas stockings that my grandmother had knit us. They were simple with a Santa Claus on the front and were personalized with each of our names on them. We moved around a fair bit as kids, and unfortunately, during one of our moves, a little mouse got into the plastic tupperware they were kept in when they weren’t on display during the holidays. He ate holes through all of santa’s beards and they were ruined beyond repair.
It has always been on my Needlepoint “bucket list” ever since to replace them for the members of my family!
With all the stitching I do for work, I settled on these Stocking Cuffs by Associated Talents. While I would have loved to stitch full stockings, the idea of trying to manage that for six people is way too overwhelming for me right now! The best part of all is that their stocking cuffs are all painted on 13 mesh canvas. I also I really loved that I had a lot of different options in terms of designs to chose from- this way they all coordinate, but aren’t exactly identical.
I stitched James’ stocking first, followed by my two siblings- Tim and Bella. I’ve gotten quite a bit done on my own too. In 2017 I have to pick out which ones I want to stitch for my parents!
I can hardly wait to see all six of them hanging from the fireplace… when they’re all finished… one of these days!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these stocking cuffs, or other similar to them, they can be found online here:
Santa with Gifts
Santa with Gingerbread
Snowlady with pink hat
Snowman with top hat
Snowman with cardinal
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today I wanted to share a quick post about this adorable Burnett & Bradley Warm Winter Mitten online class, now available at Needlepoint.Com.
We’ve been working hard to put together a group of classes geared towards newer stitchers or stitchers who haven’t done a ton of decorative stitches before. After all, the more needlepointers the merrier! This class is one of my personal favorites: with only three different colors in the design, this canvas has such a classic look. It would make the perfect addition to your holiday decorations- and best of all, you can leave this design out all winter long!
The online class comes with painted canvas (18 count!), threads, a printed stitch guide, needles, a Needlepoint.Com logo bag and access to our exclusive online videos. It really has everything you need to sit down and stitch right away. Plus, with so much instructional information it would certainly make a great gift for a dear friend.
You don’t want to miss out on this one… only a few kits remain!
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!
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.
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).
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!
Happy Saturday, everyone! I know I told you all that I had an exciting announcement last night, so here it is! Remember the Santa’s Beard online class we launched a few months back at Needlepoint.Com? Well, we’ve done it again!
I wanted to introduce you all to our new “Frosty Stitches” online class. The class is jam packed with different stitches for snowmen, snowy landscapes and snowy skies. Although all stitches are pictured on little snowman faces, this technique class does an excellent job at explaining where else the stitches might be well suited to use.
The best part about the class is that your working canvas can be finished into six little ornaments. I think they’re one of the cutest series we’ve ever designed!
Stitch one for each member of your family for Christmas gifts this year.
The total for the class is $125, which includes a canvas with six mini snowmen faces, a threadpack, a printed stitch guide, a Needlepoint.Com logo bag and online video access for an entire year to the videos you will need to complete your class. An unbeatable price for six ornaments, if you ask me!
The class is exclusive to Needlepoint.Com and can be found online here!
I know you will love stitching our Frosty Stitches Online Class, without ever leaving the comfort of your own home!
There are so many exciting projects going on at Needlepoint.Com these days! Today I wanted to share three new online classes we have just launched with you all. Kirk and Bradley’s “Ho, Ho, Ho”, Burnett and Bradley’s Red and Green Sailboat and Burnett & Bradley’s Ballerina Tutu are now all available with online video access. I think they’re some of our cutest ones yet!
Every online class purchased comes with a canvas, a thread pack, a Needlepoint.Com logo project bag, and a printed stitch guide. Best of all, each class includes round the clock access to all videos needed to complete your class. Login access to the videos is good for a whole year! All three of these classes are geared towards the Advanced Beginner, and are perfect for anyone looking for an easy way to learn a few new stitches.
Designing online classes is without a doubt one of my favorite parts of my job! I love to connect with stitchers from all over the country… and the best part is that you all never having to leave the comfort of your homes!
PS. If you all liked these new online classes, be sure to check back in tomorrow for the launch our newest (and cutest!) class yet! Get excited!
When I first saw this piece last January at Market, I immediately knew that it would be on my list of personal projects to stitch! Pepperberry Designs always has the cutest Christmas ornaments (have you seen Charlie’s ornament for this year?)- and this design certainly was no exception!
Here’s my mini stitch guide for the piece:
Neon Rays #N01
Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02
Petite Very Velvet #V631
Sundance Size #14 Beads #471
Crystal Braid Beading Thread
I stitched the background in Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02 and used the “Trellis Darning Pattern” (that can be found in the book Stitches to Go!)
The red of the “Ho” was stitched using Petite Very Velvet #V631, and a simple Basketweave Stitch.
Santa’s Belt was Satin Stitched using Neon Rays #N01.
I attached the Sundance Size #14 Beads #471 around the belt buckle in a Horizontal Cross Stitch pattern.
I attached the Sundance Size #14 Beads #471 for the ^3 in a Classic Tent Stitch Pattern.
If you’re interested in ordering this canvas, it can be found online here! Simply select “Pick your Favorites”, and comment in the box to have it kitted as seen on Stitch Style to include the threads I used!