Category Archives: ornaments

Finishing Update: Charlie’s Christmas Ornament

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!

Finishing Update

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.

Finishing Update

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).

Finishing Update

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!

Frosty Stitches for Snowmen and Snow

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!

Frosty Stitches

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.

Frosty Stitches

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!

Frosty Stitches

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!

To shop all our online classes, click here!
(Our Santa’s Beard Online Class is pictured below!)

Frosty Stitches

New online classes at Needlepoint.Com

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!

New online classes

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.

New online texts
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!

New online classes

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!

PPS. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Check out this page for all our available online classes. 

Ho^3

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!

Ho^3

Here’s my mini stitch guide for the piece:

Supply List:

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.

Ho3

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!

Let your stitching bloom with online classes!

I’ve been working with Needlepoint.Com to bring you all a beginner and an advanced English Garden Round Ribbonwork Kit! These two pieces compliment the original one I taught last year at the Needlepoint.Com Raleigh Retreat. Aren’t the three of them just gorgeous together!? They’re without a doubt one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on to date!

Let your stitching bloom

Ribbons are one of the best fibers to work with on needlepoint canvas, but I’ve found in my teaching that people are easily intimidated when they see them! They can be a little fussy to use at first, but once you know how, you get a lot of effect without much work!

All three kits now come with login access to an online class with instructional videos on how to do each of the stitches, as well as a printed stitch guide- so there is no need to be intimidated about working with them at all!

It’s been such an amazing experience to collaborate with Katie (one of the artists for Kirk and Bradley) on these. Since she knows exactly what ribbon technique I’m going to use before she ever paints- she has made sure that she paints in a way that makes it as easy as possible for you all to stitch! Basically a needlepointer’s dream!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to use ribbons, now’s the time to do it! These kits are exclusive to Needlepoint.Com and cannot be found anywhere else. Order yours today here:

Let your stitching bloom

Beginner Kit

Let your stitching blossom

Intermediate Kit

Let your stitching blossom

Advanced Kit

Let your stitching bloom this summer with our new kits and online classes!

Have you seen the new Travel Rounds?

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! It’s finally the weekend! Things are quiet here in NC right now, so there’s been lots of stitching going on. Today I thought I would share a few of my latest projects with you all… Kirk and Bradley‘s new travel rounds!

I seriously can’t get enough of these designs. I think they make such a sweet way to commemorate a special trip, or time spent living in a particular location. Military families end up moving and traveling all over the place- in a perfect world I would love to have a travel round for every place we live and visit!

At the Washington D.C. Trade Show a few weeks ago, Kirk & Bradley released new designs for four new destinations: Charleston, Washington D.C., Ireland and Las Vegas! I think they’re some of Vernon Kirk’s best yet! The Stitch Guides I’ve written are available FREE with purchase from Needlepoint.Com. I’ve finished Charleston, D.C., and Ireland– and Vegas will be done in the coming weeks! Check out their fun new designs below:

New Travel Rounds

Love the colorful Rainbow Row houses on this one! (Charleston is on our bucket list of places to visit while we’re living in NC!)

New Travel Rounds
D.C. certainly wouldn’t be complete without a donkey and elephant! The perfect design to stitch in an election year!

New Travel Rounds
Look at that pint of Guinness!

New Travel Rounds
Lots of fun embellishments, beads and bling planned for this one! Definitely going to really jazz this one up- after all it is Vegas!

I hope you all like them as much as I do! They can be found online here:
Charleston
Washington D.C.
Ireland
Las Vegas

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