We had our Christmas in July Lock-In today, and there was much jolliness and merriment. The shop was decked out in its Christmas finery, including these trunk show models from Sandra Sullivan's Homespun Elegance:
Our stockings were hung by the window with care--notwithstanding temps in the 90s.
We had a chance to visit and stitch and catch up with everyone's projects. Sandy's Butternut Road "Rose Sampler."
Sherri is working on Drawn Thread's "Marriage of Minds."
Charity's Mermaid is coming along beautifully--love the sparkly fabric and fibers. And darn, I've forgotten which one it is--maybe a Mirabilia design?
Kerry is working on a Marjolein Bastin bird design. Love the yellow.
Mary is needlepointing this Paris canvas and will turn it into a pillow.
Danielle's working on "Rainforest Crunch."
And Jill is stitching Plum Street Samplers' "A Sweeter Love" to commemorate her own marriage.
As always, we came, we saw, we stitched--and we shopped! New in the shop is Part Three of the Mystery Sampler. We have all three parts in the shop if you missed out.
The latest issue of "Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly" is here.
We have the new "Loose Feathers" by Blackbird Designs.
And a Christmas tote for your Christmas projects, or any projects at all. A whimsical vacation project carry-all for the beach, or the mountains. (Perhaps you're planning a ski trip in South America?) We're not--we're going to be right here--stitching!
We had a very special visitor in the shop this week--go see the photos from Lori of Notforgotten Farm--who said such nice things about us that we're blushing.
Please call us at 703-360-4600 if you have questions or would like to order. We are here Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and the first Sunday of each month (12:30-4:30). Stitch nights (except July) are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 6-9 p.m. We hope to see you soon!