Sunday, July 24, 2011

New In the Shop

There are lots of new things in the shop this week, some things with a fall or Christmas theme, and some things with an ocean-going flavor. First up is Harriot Redfearn 1830, by Queenstown Sampler Designs. We love the vivid colors, and fearing that the chart colors were off (the cover photo is perfect!), we pulled the NPI fibers for it (it's also charted for DMC). Click on all pictures to enlarge.

Somebody grabbed one off the shelf, kitted it up and dashed home to start it. This is a few hours of progress. How many times do you get to buy bright orange silk? With purple? Harriot is being stitched on 40 count Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens.

That same somebody purchased one of Prairie Schooler's Christmas designs--"Santa's Night"--and kitted it up as well. Here it is pictured with 32 count black Belfast linen and the called-for DMC threads. We're glad we're not having to stitch all that black background!

More new Prairie Schooler Designs:

A lovely folk/patriotic design by Tree of Life Samplings--"Penny America."

Even if we're not "beach people," there's no doubt that there's a strong pull of the sea at this time of year. We celebrate that with some cute items in the shop: this pin cushion, by Just Another Button Company: "Shell Seeker."

Along with some of JABCO's beachy pins.

Ellen put this together in a few minutes, without any sewing!

And look at the needlepoint that Radonda stitched and had finished! We oooh'ed and aaaah'ed over it.

And one last seaside item: a JABCO Sand Dollar needle threader.

To order or for questions, please call us at 703-360-4600. We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and the first Sunday of the month from 12:30-4:30. Stitch nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 6-9 p.m.

Happy Stitching!

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