Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Things We Carry (and Something to Carry them In) Plus a Couple More Trunk Shows

Greetings on a chilly Tuesday evening in Virginia! We're excited because the Woodlawn Needlework Show starts tomorrow and runs through the month of March.

We have a few trunk shows going on in the shop right now, and more to come. Here's a little taste: Samplers Revisited. We love this Adam & Eve Sampler (sorry for the angle--it's hung high above our heads so everyone can admire it), called Elizabeth Jackson 1824.

Mary Western:

We also have some framed pieces by Trinity Designs, a Leesburg, VA designer of needlework. We like the sentiment of "Fret Not."

Spring is just around the corner, but while we wait, we think this would be a nice springy project to stitch. It is by Wiehenburg, and it is called "Spring Quaker." It can be purchased as just a chart or you can get the Dinky Dyes thread pack along with it. (Ahem, says Glenna--look at the rabbits!)

Speaking of Quakers, we sell this little pin cushion base (it's a bitty shaker box and the cushion form).

We sell lots of needlepoint too--painted canvases and counted canvas work. Here's an adorable project that is stitched as an ornament and includes a matching glass ornament as well.

Do you have a little princess in need of a new spring knitted wardrobe? We've got the books and the yarn to knit it! This is "Little Stripes and Brights," from Sirdar.

Or knit one of the fabulously popular Debbie Bliss patterns with this exquisitely soft yarn in delicious pastel colors that remind us of Easter eggs:

Need a basket to carry your knitting book, several balls of yarn and some needles, a stitch counter and a sandwich? Lantern moon crafts a beautiful lined woven bucket for carrying all your bits and pieces. Heck, I'm thinking of ditching my leather purse and carrying one of these instead!

Last, but certainly not least, we frame too. We're needleworkers too, so we are going to treat your needlework the way it should be treated--as something to be carefully conserved and showcased to pass on to the next generation. Talk to us about cost--you don't have to spend a bundle to get great service and a beautiful frame.

If you see something that interests you, please give us a call at 703-360-4600, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about price, availability, stitch count, dimensions, recommended fabrics and floss and substitutions if you'd like. And if you would like to order something you see here--or something you've seen elsewhere--we'll be happy to mail it out to you, even if you live outside the U.S.! Click on the In Stitches link for our particulars, or to sign up for our newsletter.

Until next time!

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