Sunday, April 3, 2011

Some Ooohs, Some Aaahs and Some Sheep

One of the best things about working in a needlework shop is seeing the customers' beautiful finished works. Two of our customers from Richmond visited us after retrieving their exhibits from Woodlawn and I was lucky to be there with camera handy when they came by.

Words barely describe the incredibly tiny and precise stitching and immaculate finishing on The HarePyns Stitching Pocket, designed by Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods and stitched by Merry Susan S. Sherri Jones taught this pocket as a class, so unfortunately, we are not able to order this design. Feast your eyes on Merry Susan's stitching:

The scissor fob:

Inside the stitching pocket:

The matching beaded needle case:

Merry Susan's beaded cuff and necklace (original design by her):

This is Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods design, "Garden Long Pocket." This was also taught only as a class and was stitched and assembled so exquisitely by Nancy Y. Look at the tiny, perfect fobs.

Nancy also stitched the gorgeous "Rhapsody in Blue," which is available as a chart in the shop.

These two ladies' stitching is an inspiration!

We're fond of sheep and have a bunch of them in the shop. This is a little needlepoint gem, finished as an Easter egg:

We have "Lucky Sheep" by Shepherd's Bush, finished as a shop model, and the kit:

The shop model of Country Cottage Needlework's "Sheep in the Meadow."

Blackberry Lane Designs' "Merry Belle," which has a front AND a back:

Lizzie Kate's "Flora McSample."

Homespun Elegance's "Freshness is in the Air."

By the Bay Needleart's "Gathering Place Sampler."

And two measuring tapes masquerading as sheep from Lantern Moon.

If you have questions or would like to order something, please call us or drop by! Our phone number is 703-360-4600, and our hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, and 12:30-4:30 on the first Sunday of each month. Happy stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Oh. My. After those first pictures, my eyes couldn't focus on the others. My magnifiers fogged up and I got dizzy. I think I was in eye shock. I saw 2010's Woodlawn on Flickr, hope they post 2011.