Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Arrivals, New Shop Models and Another Trunk Show!

Good morning!

New charts, kits, supplies and irresistable doodads continue to arrive. Here's just a sample of what's new in the shop. First, our trunk show by Queenstown Sampler Designs.

Elizabeth Powell 1819:

Elizabeth J M Mears:

Ann Till 1795:

New on Our Spinner: By the Bay Needleart's "New England Whaling Waters."

We have lots of Just Nan sparkly pins:

And her new Bluebird Alphabet sampler (comes with sparkly beads).

New shop models!
Shepherd's Bush "Be Merry." (Yes, we like to stitch Christmas ornaments all year 'round too!)

A lovely needepoint design by Melissa Shirley--"Pears." They come in different colorways and designs, but all come with the 3-d leaf embellishment. Our wonderful framer, Karen, framed this for the shop:

Glenna is ga-ga over the lollipop finishing work on these Associated Talent Easter designs. You stitch the little needlepoint egg(s), then bring them back to us, and we can send them out to our finishing service to mount them on sticks and embellish them with ribbons and maribou trim!

For those of you who've been to Woodlawn and wondered about some of the beautifully stitched needlework exhibits, this is "Corragio" by the Scarlet Letter (photo from their website). We can order this for you! If you see other designs that you're curious about or are "must-haves," let us know and we'll let you know if we can get them (some are long out of print, unfortunately). The names of the designs are not provided in the exhibitor information, but we're just across the street, so the staff has put their heads together and their collective knowledge of samplers, and we can at least provide you with the name of the designer and sampler in most cases. We are honored also to be able to exhibit some of our customers' needlework at this show. Congratulations to John Kazmaier, Julie Burrow and Ben Wilmot, and to all the In Stitches customers who have won awards or have shown their beautiful work at Woodlawn!

And best wishes to Patricia's son, Jack, for a speedy recovery from his emergency appendectomy!

Please call us with questions (703-360-4600) or to order. And remember that we'll be open during the month of March (during the Woodlawn Needlework show) on each Sunday from 12:30-4:30. See you soon!


  1. I'm so happy that you now have a blog so that I can see all the wonderful things that you get in. I think I've become addicted to your shop and love that now I can see what you get in.

  2. I'm not a big sampler fan, but I love the Elizabeth J M Mears sampler. I've admired it that last two times I've been to the shop. Wonder how long it will be before I break down and buy it.