Thursday, March 17, 2011

Things You Don't See Every Day

Well, we missed St. Patrick's day by about half an hour, but it's not too late for you to stitch this "Irish Thought":

It's come to our attention that some of you don't have a real-live LNS, so we thought we would show you some of the things that you don't see lots of on the web; maybe they're oldies, or by designers who are not as well known, or variations on stitching that you might not have seen or even a design that you've seen and forgotten about. All photos are clickable for a better look, and as always, please call us at 703-360-4600 if you have questions or would like to order something. We're happy to send a chart, to kit something up for you, to recommend fibers or fabric. This is a cute Independence Day design by Ewe & Eye & Friends--the large number on it indicates that it's a shop model.

Another shop model--"Stack of Snow" by Amy Bruecken. The carrot noses are buttons.

"Lucy Locket," something new by the Needle's Notion--click to see larger--the fish are too cute.

We did a little reshuffling of some of our charts--folks don't always look on the bottom rack, so we like to move them around a bit, and look at the treasure we found: a nice historic sampler: "Mary Briggs 1829."

Here's an "Heirloom Baby Sampler" by JBW Designs, along with the pillow cover to stitch it on.

Glenna's newest must-stitch choice: we carry the Elizabeth Bradley Needlework Kits, which are designed to be worked in Victorian cross stitch (right to left, one cross at a time) in wool included in the kits. They make excellent framed pictures as well as rugs, pillows or chair covers. This one is called "The Pastoral." Think about how a couple of these pillows would look arranged on a sofa under some framed cross stitch in your home. There are various animals and bugs hidden in the design, including two little worms.

How about treating yourself to a nice new mesh zipper project bag in jelly bean brights?

Happy stitching!

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