Thursday, April 21, 2011

New and Notable in the Shop

It's almost Easter, and we have lots of fun and colorful spring and Easter canvases, charts and ornaments throughout the store. First is our little tree displaying little spring projects from Cross Eyed Cricket: "Soft Boiled Eggs" (the egg-shaped ones) and "Rabbits Garden" (the carrot-shaped ornies).

Here's the "Hippity Hop" needlepoint canvas, new from the Dallas market. You could stitch Hippity Hop lickety split.

Our newest shop model is the pretty (and quick!) sewing bag by Blackbird Designs--"Flowers of the Field."

Some nifty pins for one of the many pin cushions that you can stitch--or that can bedeck an old-fashioned tomato pin cushion.

Not new, but worth a second look: "Spring Garden Sampler" by The Victoria Sampler.

We have received some new charts from the Scarlet Letter. This is "Dorothy Walpole." Dorothy is a band sampler with an especially nice bargello band, which measures 9x24" on 40 count. Of course, you can stitch it on any count you want (or any count you can comfortably see!) Glenna is debating stitching it on 40 count Picture This Plus in Legacy or on 36 count Lakeside Linen in Bisque. It is charted for either AVAS silk or DMC.

Next from the Scarlet Letter is "Coraggio," which many of you will remember seeing at the Woodlawn Needlework Show, stitched impeccably by John K. Although it's difficult to tell from the photo here, the blue zig-zag line just sizzles on the completed project.

This is Scarlet Letter's "Mary Williams 1804" with its many alphabets.

Here's a closer look (photo borrowed from the Scarlet Letter):

The newest Sampler & Antique Needlework magazine is here. Aside from the wonderful cover design ("1864 EF Sampler" charted for NPI or DMC) is a gorgeous blue Quaker motif sampler from Praiseworthy Stitches and other lovely samplers to stitch or just read about.

If you have questions or would like to order, please call as at 703-360-4600. We are open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern) Monday through Saturday, and from 12:30-4:30 on the first Sunday of each month.

Happy Stitching!

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