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Category Archives: ornaments
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!
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!
The trunk show gets packed up this weekend, so don’t miss out!
You can shop the whole trunk show here.
I’ve been stitching away in the hopes of finishing this little piece up before the Christmas deadline this year. I can hardly believe how fast it is approaching. This summer has absolutely flown by!
Last January at market, Pepperberry Designs released this adorable pair of mittens. They read “Our First Christmas as a pair.” I knew I definitely wanted to stitch them as soon as I saw them, so I ordered a pair for myself on the spot. Perfect for any newlyweds!
I’ve written up the stitches I’ve used, and it is available as a project planner with your purchase from Needlepoint.Com. I’ve done the pine leaves in Cast-on-Bullion Knots which you can learn all about in our Lots of Knots Class.
I’m planning on finishing them so they are puffy, and the two mittens attach together with a string- just like the reindeer slippers I stitched a few years ago.
We currently have a Pepperberry Trunk Show in the shop at Needlepoint.Com. If you’re looking for this canvas, or any of their other designs, you can shop online here! Peeking Reindeer, Ho^3, bunny butt and black lab santa are among our staff favorites!
Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a great week! I wanted to let you know, Staffordshire Dog Kits are back in stock! We sold out of the pink and green and the blue and white so quickly when our first shipment came in, that we had to ask Jessica to ship us some more!
I will be teaching a class on these little guys next Wednesday (June 31) from 10-11:30 at Needlepoint.Com. Staffordshire Dog class will be held at our retail shop in Raleigh, NC. It is $95. I would love to see you all there!
Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I realized this morning that it’s been a little while since I wrote a personal stitching post… So here it is! Yesterday at the office the best little box arrived back from our finisher. I was so thrilled when Melissa our shop manager walked back to my desk with my Lycette Designs Staffordshire Dog Ornament. How cute did this little piece turn out?!
You all may remember when I stitched him, and sent him off to the finisher a few weeks ago. I can hardly believe how quickly this canvas arrived back! He’s finished as a simple hard back cookie ornament. But, I picked out a really fun Lilly Pulitzer fabric for the back of him, which adds a great pop of character. You can see a photo of that here!
I just love that I’m going to be able to leave this project out all year long! I already have a spot in mind for him in our home!
If you don’t already know Lycette Designs canvases, make sure to check them out here! They are so whimsical and the colors are just wonderful- you definitely won’t want to miss out! If you’d like to preorder one of these canvases for yourself- call the shop at 919-828-5538 for more information!
Hey everyone! I’m hoping you all have recovered from the wintery weather we had this past weekend! It’s still freezing in North Carolina, and several schools are still closed! The weather report says we’re supposed to be back up to a high of 70 by Friday- hard to believe given all the ice and snow we’ve had!
I know this is last minute, but I will be teaching this sweet Kirk & Bradley “Let It Snow” heart kit at Needlepoint.Com tomorrow from 10-11:30. If you are local and have some free time in your schedule, I’d love to have you join us! It really is the perfect piece to stitch this time of year! Class is geared towards an advanced beginner. We will also be talking a lot about beading- so it’s a great time to brush up on your skills or learn how for the first time. If you are interested in the class give us a call at 919-828-5538.
Alternatively, if you aren’t local, or can’t make it tomorrow, consider taking our online class version! Class includes all threads, canvas, beads, beading thread, a Needlepoint.Com logo bag and a printed copy of the stitch guide and one year access to our online videos! It’s a really nice and easy way to brush up on your skills at your own convenience.
You can order your own kit online here.
Stay safe and stay warm everyone!