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Category Archives: other holidays
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!
Today on Stitch Style, I’m sharing my favorite St. Patrick’s Day canvases:
Happy Sunday, everyone!
There have been so many exciting things going on at Needlepoint.Com lately- the Raleigh Retreat and Sights and Scenes of London featured in Needlepoint Now– I’m excited to share with you our newest Mini Hot Air Balloon Club!
My favorite thing about these balloons is how versatile they really are! While I know these will be making an appearance on our Christmas Tree- I think they would make the perfect addition to your Easter, or Valentines Day decorations, too. Plus, with their soft pastel colors, I think they would make the sweetest baby gift ever!
The new club begins April 1st, and includes all six of the new Kirk and Bradley Mini Hot Air Balloons, a stitch guide, and all the threads you will need to complete the project! One new canvas will arrive at your doorstep each month. The Mini balloons are stitched with lots of fun techniques- beading, crescents, stripped Kreinik couching- these little guys are the perfect opportunity to learn something new! On the other hand, if you’re intimidated by all the different stitches in there, all the threads included in the kit could be used to Basketweave your project- you would just need to order a little extra background thread, since the background in the kit is an open stitch.
Here is a closeup of my favorite balloon, stitched:
PS. If you’re a fan of these little guys, make sure to check out our larger Single and Multi Hot Air Balloon Class. For those of you unable to make it to the shop, they will be available to order as kits soon!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful day with the ones you love!
Today on Stitch Style, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite Valentine’s Day canvases!
Here y’all go!
1. This Kirk and Bradley Sweet Cupcake Scissor Finder
2. This Melissa Shirley Valentine’s Bunny Rabbit
(Plus, you could display him at Easter, too!)
3. This Kate Dickerson Cheetah Print Heart Ornament
6. This Zecca Candy Box Heart
7. This Labors of Love “Queen of Hearts”
8. This Kate Dickerson Ikat Pillow with Hearts
9. This Kirk and Bradley Mini Hot Air Balloon Ornament
10. This “True Love” heart by Melissa Shirley
I hope that all of you had the most wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Happy Mother’s day, everyone! I hope you all are able to spend some quality time with your families today. I’m so excited that we’re taking my mom out to dinner at Quattro Pazzi, this evening- and of course I already brought her a bunch of hyacinths this morning!
(They smell so good!)
Today on the blog I’m sharing this piece my mom has been stitching by Associated Talents. Isn’t it fun? And such a great opportunity to learn new stitches and techniques on the different stripes and letters. (Check out “Joy” and “Be Jolly” designs too!) The great thing about so many of AT’s designs have free stitch guides that can be found here on their website. My mom has loved this design since it came out with it. She gives so much of her time and energy to her family, and friends, that I’m really glad she’s taking time to stitch this for herself.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but my mom is the one who taught me to stitch so many years ago! She’s always there to lend a helping hand when I fall behind shipping guides and get overwhelmed. But more than that she’s always been my number one supporter- I’m so lucky to have her in my life!
If there is such thing as a needlepoint sickness… I’ve certainly got it! How is it possible that this little guy has been nearly finished since I last posted about him in January? Who knew that it could take over three months to tie a bow around his neck…
Anyhow! The important thing is that I’ve finally finished this darling little Kate Dickerson Herend Bunny! He was such a great canvas to work on… I think he might (definitely!) need a friend?!
These rabbits are available in a lot of different color ways, but I liked that this green and red one came in a slightly smaller size than the others. On Kate’s website, she has them listed under Christmas designs… but I don’t see why you couldn’t put them out for Easter too? Red and green for Christmas and bunnies for spring- making this a SUPER practical needlepoint project (if there is such a thing?)
Since quite a few people have asked, I have written a stitch guide for him. The guide is $15 and for a limited time only, comes with the ribbon you will need for the bow on his neck! Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy. I hope you all will love stitching him as much as I did… This was definitely a favorite project of mine to date!
Evening everyone! It would appear that spring has finally arrived here for good in Connecticut… and about time too! Now that we’re half way through April, the season of weddings, christenings and graduations is quickly approaching! All of these are such major events for those involved, that I like to always try and give personalized presents when I can. What could be more heartfelt than a handmade gift, to help a dear friend commemorate one of these important life events for years to come?
That’s why today on Stitch Style, I’m sharing my Needlepoint Gift Guide for Wedding Season! Here are just a few of my favorite canvases, that I think would make the perfect gift for any couple tying the knot!
1. Raymond Crawford‘s Ornament Wedding Ring:
I think this would be such a fun canvas to stitch! The diamond would have to be beaded or stitched in a super sparkly Kreinik to give the right effect.
2. Elizabeth Turner Collection Wedding Chapel
This Elizabeth Turner Collection Wedding Chapel would be just darling stitched up! PLUS you can personalize the date on the bottom too.
This piece is so different from any other wedding themed piece I have found. It would look amazing finished as a pillow! It remains very true to the style we know and love from Cooper Oaks.
This Pillow would be the perfect design to personalize for a wedding. Just add initials or a special date!
A picture frame is a wonderful idea too. Perfect to let the happy couple display a picture of their special day.
I love these simple sayings by Julia Snyder’s Company “& More.” I think the word “Always” is such a lovely sentiment to wish at a wedding. Plus this canvas gives you tons of room to play with different stitches.
This canvas makes me smile! I learned a lot from stitching Princess and Me ornaments early on. They’re great to learn from because they all come with a stitch guide. Plus they aren’t an overwhelming size.
This piece by Kate Dickerson is one of my absolute favorites. It’s a larger canvas… so definitely an undertaking. It reads “Come Sail Away with me… The best is yet to be!” Such a dear message, I think!
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