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When James and I went on our honeymoon to Spain, I decided I didn’t want to take any serious stitching with me. I wanted something that I could stitch easily in hand and not have to think about a ton while I worked on it.
I impulsively bought this beautiful Thorn Alexander clutch my last day in the office before I went on vacation, and I’m so glad that I did!
We had the best time on our trip! Drinking wine and eating amazing food, wandering the streets of Barcelona and Madrid and exploring! I loved having a little to work on while we were flying or chilling out at the hotel room whenever I had a spare minute.
I worked almost the entire piece in basketweave using Vineyard Silk and Fyre Werks for the gold. It was the perfect piece to travel with!
When I got back home, I ended up beading the center medallions, which I think really helped turn the canvas into something special.
Needlepoint.Com’s expert head of finishing Amy helped me pick out a beautiful turquoise silk to line the bag with. It really makes the blue in the design pop and is such a beautiful but subtle detail. We settled on a navy blue velvet to tone down the pink, and to help hide dirt from getting on it! Our finisher added a beautiful gold zipper as well.
I’ve already had SO many compliments on it the handful of times I’ve used it recently. I can hardly wait to take my Thorn Alexander clutch when we go out to dinner in our new home in Colorado Springs next week!
It’s really starting to feel like winter here today. All of a sudden in the last week it has gotten so cold in Missouri. We even had our first snow flurries the other night. Christmas is right around the corner. Today I wanted to go ahead and share a brand new kit with you all! This darling Christmas Candy Tree is the perfect kit to put you in the holiday spirit!
I had my stitched version finished into an ornament. I can hardly wait for it to get back from the finisher! Could be any day now. I’ll be sure to share pictures when it does. It would have also made a darling stand up to sit on our mantel too.
The kit includes everything you need to complete the project. Canvas, thread, beads, and printed stitch guide. Plus, the kit also includes over 15 videos to break down each one of the individual stitches you will learn. You can stop, pause, rewind or skip through the videos as many times as you need.
At $95, this kit is the perfect addition to your Christmas tree, and such a steal. You can shop the kit online here!
Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I’m headed back home from a weekend with my grandparents in Pennsylvania. It was great to see them both, and to be able to help out around the house while my grandfather recoups from back surgery. He’s out of the hospital, in physical therapy and doing great though!
Yesterday, I launched a brand new online class with Needlepoint.Com. It’s called Architectural Stitches. You guessed it! It teaches all about how to stitch buildings. We cover everything from busy city skyscrapers, to little cottages with thatched roofs. I make sure to cover every part of the building too- the front steps, facade and windows too!
There are so many fun stitches and textures that can be achieved by using the right stitch in the right spot on your canvas. It can really make a big difference to help bring your canvas to life! Architectural stitches online class teaches over 20 different stitches. I break these stitches and techniques down, step-by-step, to help you master them. The online class includes printed stitch guide, blank canvas, thread pack and access to stitch videos that never expire.
Architectural Stitches Online Class is only $75 and can be purchased online here!
Happy halloween, everyone! I hope you all have something fun planned for this evening. To be honest, we’re having a very low-key halloween. I bought candy because for the first time ever, I thought we might have trick or treaters where we live. We’re headed over to friends’ house tonight to share some chili and watch their kids get dressed up!
Needlepoint.Com is celebrating halloween by offering 31% off in stock halloween canvases. And boy are there some cute ones to choose from. You can shop them online here! My favorite sale of the day is our Hexes and Hats kit. These spooky ladies are 31% off, today only! I think they are so fun! Definitely whimsical and a little silly- I mean, look at that hair!
The kit includes six canvases, thread pack, printed stitch guides and access to online class that never expires!
To save simply enter code SPOOKY31 at checkout. Don’t miss out- that’s a savings of $150! Sale is over at midnight! Click here to order.
I just got back to Missouri this morning from a two week trip back to North Carolina. Needless to say, it is definitely feeling like fall here! The trees are changing, the weather is cool and crisp and it is absolutely gorgeous outside! Just the best time of year. I can hardly believe that Halloween is on Wednesday. Not to mention the fact that in less than a month we’ll be on our way to Colorado! In honor of the season, I wanted to share one of our newest kits with you all- our Too Cute to Spook Kit and Online Class. It teaches you how to stitch these two adorable Burnett and Bradley pumpkin ornaments. Aren’t they darling?
In the Too Cute To Spook Kit you get two canvases, threads and two stitch guides. They also come with access to online videos that never expire. They stitched up so quickly when I did them! The best part is, the kit is only $95- for two ornaments! Such a good deal!
I know I’ve been terrible at blogging the past few months. Life has been absolutely crazy. James and I got married in April (it was the best day ever!)… went on an incredible honeymoon to Spain and Italy in May… moved cross country to Missouri in June… and have just found out that we will be relocating AGAIN to Colorado Springs in December. We are so excited to move to the mountains- we are counting down the days until we go!
On top of that, I’ve been commuting back and forth to Raleigh, NC from Fort Leonard Wood, MO once a month to work with Needlepoint.Com in person. I am so grateful for all of their flexibility and support! We’ve been working nonstop to create fun new videos, online classes, retreat projects and so much more to share with you all. But, I’ve really missed this, so I’m going to try and get back into a regular routine again with posting. During this time, of course I haven’t stopped stitching my personal projects too- so I have lots to share with you all! Thank you all for being so patient with me during this crazy period of transition!
Today I wanted to share a brand new online class with you that we just launched. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fancy decorative stitches on your needlepoint canvas, but just don’t know where to begin? Maybe you find yourself wondering “What stitch is designed to go where?” And “how do I know what threads to use for the stitch?” If so, then this is the class for you. I designed An Introduction to Decorative Stitches to be geared towards advanced beginner stitchers. Not only does it teach all about different categories of decorative stitches, but it also talks heavily about how to pick stitches of your own. I know you all will love it!
The class includes a blank canvas, a printed stitch guide with diagrams, threads, and access to an online class that never expires. You simply log into your Needlepoint.Com account, and you can watch the videos as many times as you would like- pause them, rewind, skip through to find specific ones! It is such a great resource to have!
The class is $55 and is available online here.
If you are interested in other online classes, take a look on the website here! There certainly is a project or class for everyone!
Thank you all again for all of your support during this crazy time of transition in my life. I can’t wait to share more with you all soon!