Category Archives: ornaments

First Christmas as a Pair Ornament

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!


Staffordshire Dog Class at Needlepoint.Com

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!

Dog Class

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!

Dog Class

Call the shop at 919-828-5538 to sign up or order your kit today!
Or, purchase a kit online here!

Staffordshire Dog- Back from the finisher!

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?!

Staffordshire Dog

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!

Staffordshire Dog

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!

Staffordshire Dog
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!

Let it Snow Class at Needlepoint.Com

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!

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Warm Winter Mitten: Online Class

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.

Warm Winter Mitten

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!

Warm Winter Mitten

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!

The kit for this online class can be found here!

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Frosty Wreath for Snowmen

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!

You may remember a few weeks ago when I shared our new Frosty Stitches online technique class at Needlepoint.Com. It teaches you all about stitches for snowmen and all different kinds of snow. Well, today I wanted to share how adorable they look displayed on this frosty wreath I made!

Frosty Wreath

This was such an easy little DIY project! All I needed to display the ornaments was two spools of black and white striped ribbon, a styrofoam wreath, and some quilter’s pins.
I started by tacking the ribbon to the back of the styrofoam wreath using  a quilter’s pin. Next I wrapped the ribbon around and around until I made it all the way back to where I started. So simple! (Best part is there’s no glue needed!)

Frosty Wreath

Next I (carefully!) tacked each of the six snowmen to the wreath with quilters pins and tucked their individual hangers in behind the ornaments themselves. I tied a big bow and tacked that down in the empty space at the bottom of the wreath, too!

What do you all think? I love that these little guys aren’t super Christmasy too. I think the black and white is a fun alternative to the typical red and green you see so much around the holidays. They could definitely stay out all winter long in my house!

If you’d like to purchase these little Snowmen you can find them online here- exclusively through Needlepoint.Com!

The rest of our online technique classes can be found below:

Perfectly Tailored Stitches for clothes

Santa’s Beard and Mustache

Frosty Stitches for Snow

Just Bead it!


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