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Category Archives: Patriotic
When Joan Lohr brought in this adorable two sided Susan Roberts Patriotic Santa in for finishing, we just knew we had to have her teach it at the shop! She will be teaching this piece nationally at Dallas Needlepoint Market in a few weeks, and we’re so excited to have her bring her class back to us afterwards. Isn’t it precious? I’m really thinking I’m going to have to take the class and stitch one for myself!
If you’ve never taken a class with Joan, now is the time to do it! She is an absolute wealth of knowledge (having taught all over the country) and is such a patient teacher. Not to mention, she is so creative! I know you will have a fabulous time in class with her!
She will be teaching this little guy on Wednesday September 28th from 10-3 at Needlepoint.Com (in Raleigh, North Carolina). Class is $185 and includes lunch!
Spaces are limited, so call today to sign up: 919-828-5538.
If you can’t join us, but would like to order a kit, you can do so online here.
Kits will ship on September 28th after class is over!
James and I were lucky enough to be able to attend the Fort Bragg Major League Baseball Game on July 3rd! Although we didn’t originally plan on going, we were able to snag some extra tickets from will call at the last minute! Surprisingly, we had really awesome seats. We sat right there in the third row behind the first base, instead of up in the bleachers like we had anticipated!
The Marlins/ Braves Game was the first professional sports game ever played on an Active Duty Army Base. There was such a strong energy throughout the stadium, as the game was played, and many soldiers were recognized for their service and accomplishments. After all, there is nothing more American than baseball on the 4 July weekend! Although I’m not a huge sports fan, it was an amazing experience to be able to be able to share in a little bit of “history in the making!”
In honor of the event, I wanted to share my top 5 favorite baseball canvases with you all, today on the blog:
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:
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!)
D.C. certainly wouldn’t be complete without a donkey and elephant! The perfect design to stitch in an election year!
Look at that pint of Guinness!
Lots of fun embellishments, beads and bling planned for this one! Definitely going to really jazz this one up- after all it is Vegas!
Today we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
The last few weeks have been crazy busy! James was away for a month of training at Sapper School, in the woods of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (which meant that I had lots of time to stitch… promise to share more of those projects soon!) But it’s meant that our regular routine (and my blogging schedule) got turned a little upside down.
After a month of intense training and lots of hard work on his part, I was so happy to see James graduate Sapper School. On my flight out to Missouri I worked on this Elizabeth Bradley Pansy Mini Kit. I loved that it included all the “ingredients” I needed to get stitching. Not only do EB Kits include your canvas, color card and needles, your threads are even precut- so no need to even fuss with bringing scissors through security! As much as I love my decorative stitches, when I’m traveling I don’t like to be doing anything that I have to pay too much close attention to counting canvas threads. Elizabeth Bradley Kits are traditionally worked in a Victorian Cross Stitch. It’s such a relaxing, rhythmical way to stitch that it made the perfect project to work on while I was on the road…. And certainly helped me keep my cool while I took this tiny eight person flight on to the base!
Sapper Graduation was such a cool experience! The Secretary of the Army happened to be visiting FLW that week, and was there to congratulate all the newly tabbed Sappers.
Just after taking this picture, we hit the road and began driving back to Fort Bragg. Rather… I did the driving and James slept about 12 hours of our 14 hour trip! After not eating or sleeping very much for two weeks straight he was beyond exhausted.
Needless to say… I didn’t get much stitching done on the way back home!
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekends!
I thought I would write today to share some pictures of my Lee Army Round- it’s finally home from the finisher, and I’m so glad to have it back! I think it will definitely make a great addition to the Christmas tree this year.
I can’t say I did anything terribly crazy in terms of stitches… just a little T-Stitch on the black border for contrast. It’s a small piece, so there wasn’t a ton of room for anything like that. Sometimes the simplest canvases make the most effective finished products!
How about you all? Have you finished anything up lately? Comment below and share what you’ve been stitching… I always love to see!