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Category Archives: finished work
Hi everyone! Today on the blog I’m giving away a London Travel Round by Kirk and Bradley.
K&B released 7 new travel round designs at TNNA market. These are by far one of my favorite series’ that Kirk & Bradley has ever designed. Such a fun way to commemorate a trip or a place lived! The new destinations are Greece, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Florence, Sydney, Mexico and Savannah. They also released the US Open Sporting Round. So cute! Each canvas comes with a free stitch guide when purchased through Needlepoint.Com
In honor of the new release I’m giving away one of our all time best sellers- a London canvas with a free Needlepoint.Com stitch guide!
Here are the steps you need to take to win this “London Travel Round”
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It is important to note that this giveaway is for both old and new subscribers, and no purchase is necessary to enter.
Once you have completed these steps (even if you have done so at an earlier date!), send me a message here on my contact page to enter.
One winner will be chosen at random one week from today on Thursday February 15, 2018. Be sure to enter by Wednesday February 14 to ensure you are considered!
Hi everyone! I can’t believe it is already February! Where is the time going. We are definitely counting down the days until the wedding at this point. April can’t come soon enough! Today on the blog I wanted to share our new seasons greetings rounds.
I just love when I have the opportunity to help collaborate on a new kit design. Katie- the artist behind Burnett & Bradley- is so conscientious about painting a canvas to make sure that it is easy to stitch. We love to brainstorm and start thinking about how to bring the canvas to life- before she even starts painting.
In terms of design, I think these are my favorite rounds we have ever done. I love the color palate and the fun, festive sayings. I think Oh What Fun! might be my favorite. That santa hat is too cute!
We really wanted to paint something fun for New Years- since there are so few designs out there. The hot fix crystals really add something special to the Pop Fizz Cheers design!
The rounds can be purchased individually or as a group of four (for the best price!) 4 canvases, threads, stitch guides and a vinyl bag can be purchased for only $275. They also come with an online class that never expires!
I know you all will love stitching these Seasons Greetings Rounds every bit as much as I did!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?!
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.
PS. Last day to enjoy free shipping on all orders on Needlepoint.Com!
Today on the blog I’m sharing the perfect self finishing Christmas gift! We happen to have the Point2Pointe Trunk Show in stock right now at Needlepoint.Com and all items are 20% off. There are so many fun self finishing pieces to choose from. Everything from wine stoppers, to cufflinks, to keychains and wine tags and cuff bracelets.
I looked through the Trunk Show and picked out this cute little wine stopper for James. It’s the West Point mascot. They have tons of other school emblems too! You can shop them all here online. I think the entire piece literally look me 15 minutes to stitch- so you could easily knock out one or two in an evening. Personally I really like the cufflinks… my dad and brother might each be getting a set in their Christmas stockings…
Initially I was worried about having to finish the piece myself, but honestly, the whole process couldn’t have been easier. They have step by step instructional videos on their website, that are so simple to follow! You can find them online here.
Turns out, even though the deadlines have passed, it’s not too late to stitch something to give away as a Christmas present!
I couldn’t have been more excited when Melissa, the Needlepoint.Com shop manager, told me that my wedding ornament had come back from the finisher! There is nothing more fun than seeing your work finished, but this is a particularly special piece for me!
I knew when James proposed that I wanted to stitch this Raymond Crawford bell to commemorate our wedding day, which will be in April of next year. I ordered it at January Market, and stitched it immediately. I love the striped look- the perfect opportunity to try a bunch of different stitches. I knew that it would be so elegant once it was finished. I even had Diana, our finisher, monogram the back with our wedding date. Rather than stitching the hanging portion of the bell, I had her sew on a real jingle bell instead. Such a fun touch. I know it will be a true keepsake for many years to come on our Christmas Tree.
As always, I wrote up the stitch guide, and it is available for purchase through Needlepoint.Com. We have only one canvas left in stock, and can easily pull the threads to match the guide. If you’re looking for a gift for a special set of newlyweds. This is the project for you!