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Pepperberry Joy Snowman Stitch Guide & Trunk Show

This sweet little “joy” snowman is back from the finisher. Isn’t he the cutest? I thought I would share the stitch guide for it on the blog today!


Here is a list of threads you will need to complete the project:
Anchor Floss: #19, 227
Bella Lusso: #0575
Kreinik #8 Braid: #002, 005, 5760
Flair: #F588
Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02, 16
Size #14 Sundance Beads #1, 471
Jingle Bell

Stitch Instructions:
Area: Sky
Thread: Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP16
Stitch: Skip Tent Stitch

Area: Face
Thread: Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02
Stitch: Tent Stitch

Area: Nose
Thread: Flair #F588
Stitch: Bullion Knot

Area: Eyes and Mouth
Thread: Kreinik #8 Braid #005
Stitch: Tent Stitch

Area: Snowflakes 
Beads: Sundance Size #14 Beads #1
Beading Thread: Crystal Braid Beading Thread:
Stitch: Classic Tent Stitch Beading

Area: Stripes on Hat
Threads: Kreinik #8 Braid #002, 5760
Stitch: Tent Stitch

Area: Green Hat
Threads: Anchor Floss #227
Stitch: Double Woven Stitch


Area: End of Hat
Embellishment: Jingle Bell
Beading Thread: Crystal Braid Beading Thread
Stitch: Classic Tent Stitch Beading

Area: Red Hat Band
Threads: Bella Lusso #0575
Stitch: Alternating French Knots and Basketweave

Area: Scarf
Thread: Bella Lusso #0575
Stitch: Horizontal Kalem Stitch- portion by neck
Diagonal Knitting Stitch- Tails of Scarf
Turkey Work- Fringe on End

Area: Arms
Thread: Straw Silk
Stitch: Satin Stitch

Area: Body of Snowman
Thread: Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02
Stitch: Pavilion Diamond Stitch


Area: “Joy” Banner
Thread: Anchor Floss #19, 228, Kreinik #8 Braid #002
Beads: Sundance Size #14 Beads #471
Beading Thread: Crystal Braid Beading Thread
Stitch: Tent Stitch- for green and red portion of banner
String and Couch Beads- for the letters
Couching- for gold string

You can find this cute ornament on our website here. It’s currently 20% off in the Pepperberry Trunkshow this month. There are so many cute designs in there… I’m having a hard time picking out just one canvas to stitch!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Shop the trunk show online here. 
You can also call the shop to order at 919-828-5538.

This only happens once a year!

This May is the perfect time to brush up on your stitching techniques as our must have online classes are on sale now. Our Kit Sale only happens once a year! Whether you’re looking to learn a brand new stitching technique such as beading or Turkey Work, or want to expand your vocabulary of decorative stitches, there are tons of classes to help take your stitching to the next level.

I often get asked how our online classes work at Needlepoint.Com, and the answer is incredibly easy. Rather than requiring you to make yourself available at a particular time for a Skype session or video conference (super impractical!), our kits come with 24-7 video access in our online educational portal. Once you log in to your class, you will find all the videos you need, and will be able to watch them as many times you would like. We are also in the process of moving to a brand new system where your online classes will NEVER expire. Simply purchase the class, and you will have access to that resource for the rest of your life!

I’ve listed all of our online technique classes below, and given you all a quick breakdown of each one.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ribbon Technique Class.
These are perhaps my favorite classes of all time!


Frosty Stitches class teaches all sorts of stitches for snow. Plus you end up with six of the cutest snowman faces ever when you’re all done!

Our Santa’s Beard Class teaches lots of fun stitches, and includes tons of fun, fuzzy, fluffy threads for effect!


Our Haunted Halloween Stitches Class is the best way to learn spooky stitches for your halloween canvases. Lots of fun glow in the dark threads to play with in here!

Perfectly Tailored Stitches talks all about different ways to bring clothing to life on your needlepoint projects. This class covers everything from knitted scarves and mittens, to jewelry and fancy dresses!


Our beading class is one of our most popular ever. If you want to learn how to add embellishments, sequins and other bling to your canvas, this is the class for you!


Our Turkey Work Workshop literally FLEW off the shelves when we launched it. This stitch can be so tricky to learn without good visual tools. In this class we cover seven variations on Turkey Work and other tufted stitches.


What else would you all like to see in our online classes?
Leave a comment in the box below, and don’t forget. The sale is over at the end of the month!

Engagement Ornament by Princess and Me

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! If you’ve been reading along for a while, you probably know that James and I got engaged right before Christmas. Naturally, I wanted to stitch something to commemorate the event. I shared a photo of our engagement ornament last night on Instagram. I’m so pleased with the way it turned out! The canvas is by Princess and Me. I made a couple of changes to the design to make it look a little bit more like us- hair color and clothing mostly! The stitch guide also called for a bright yellow background… just not my taste. I ended up swapping colors out for this light blue, which is one of my favorites. I’m planning on having December 16th (the day he proposed!) monogrammed on the back.

Engagement Ornament
For those of you who have asked, we’re having tons of fun planning for the wedding. I’m busy picking out color schemes and invites…. and James is mostly excited about all the free food tastings!

If you’re looking for this canvas, you’re in luck! It is currently 20% off in the Princess and Me Trunk Show at Needlepoint.Com.
You can find that canvas right here!

Travel and sporting rounds: New from K&B!

Hey everyone! I’m seeing so many fun new arrivals around the show- it’s hard to pick a favorite. This morning I wanted to share some new travel and sporting rounds from Kirk & Bradley. Vernon has really outdone himself this time!


First… I know you’re all wondering what new destinations have been added to the series of travel rounds. Canada, Hawaii, Wales, Barcelona, Spain and Venice are all here!

Travel Travel


Kentucky Derby and Augusta were also added to the line of sporting rounds.


What do you all think? I think Hawaii is my favorite… but it’s so hard to decide!

Jingle Bells- See it here first!

Happy Wednesday, everybody! We have an exciting new exclusive coming to you today on Stitch Style from Needlepoint.Com (A day before the official release)! We have stitched up and kitted a new kit of four Burnett & Bradley Jingle Bells– only available from us. Aren’t they festive and fun?

Everything you need to stitch them is included in the kit: Four Jingle Bells canvases, threads, ribbons, beads, stitch guides, and needles. You even get an online class with year long video access, too! Our customers seem to really love learning with us from us without ever having to leave their homes. At just $295 it’s really a deal you can’t pass up.

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Be sure to ask for this kit under your Christmas tree this year, so you don’t miss out!
Order them online here!

Be the first to see it! English Garden back from the framer!

Happy Thursday, everyone! We’ve almost made it to the weekend! I’ve been dying to share these photos of the ribbonwork canvas I’ll be teaching at Needlepoint.Com’s upcoming Raleigh Retreat with you all! Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen the sneak peek I posted last week when my framer texted me a picture to say they were finished. But you all get to be the first to see it up close here!

Be the first

I’m just so pleased with how the whole project turned out. I love the way the white makes all the colors in the shadow box pop out and seem even more vibrant. It just looks so clean and bright!

Be the first

I’d love to have you all join me for the class. I’ll be teaching this piece in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 19th, 2017 from 9:30 am -3:00 pm. It’s sure to be a really wonderful day- I like a really relaxed classroom environment, so everyone is free to have fun. Plus if you’re intimidated or need extra help practicing a stitch, we will have tons of class “angels” floating around to offer extra assistance!

Be the first

The whole weekend is such an incredibly exciting event, but my favorite part of the weekend is the wine and cheese party held in the shop on Friday and Saturday night. It’s such a nice opportunity for those of us teaching to get to know our guests better, in a less formal setting! Our attendees get to shop our exclusive trunk shows and go behind the scenes into our needlepoint warehouse- an opportunity that doesn’t happen often!

To sign up for the class, call the shop today to hold your spot, or you can register online here. If you can’t join us for the class, call the shop at 919-828-5538 to preorder your kit today!