Thursday, August 18, 2011

Market Night

Greetings, all! Tonight we have a bunch of photos for you of what's new in the shop, straight from the Baltimore Market, as well as a few photos of what our stitching folks are working on.

Everywhere you look are bright colors--flowers, buttons, swirls, designs, fabrics! There was lots of ooh-ing about this design. Love the blue on this.

We've got lots of new needlepoint canvases for you needlepointers. More photos of those in our next post, but for now, this is called "Winter Barn" (I think.)

"Idelia Mae Rich" and her bright flowers by Little by Little.

This is the new Brenda Keyes design by the Sampler Company:

Look at these wonderful fabrics: from left is 40 count black onyx, Baltimore Blues gingham, Enchanting Lair, and four "flavors" of chocolate--black chocolate, oh-dear-I've-forgotten-what-kind of chocolate is next, then white chocolate and finally, oh-dear-some-sort of raspberry chocolate? Patricia, if you want to refresh my memory, I'll put the correct colors in! More photos to come in another post--they're too pretty not to get to see all of them, plus the gorgeous dyed wools.

This is a shop model of one of Prairie Moon's new designs. We think it's a hoot, and that the flowers are retro "flower power." More Prairie Moon to come in a later post.

Speaking of retro: Ink Circles' "99." Do you have a rec room at home with a bar in it? Wouldn't this be perfect hanging there?

"We've Been Waiting for You," by Amy Bruecken. Here the pets are awaiting the newborn baby. So funny, I didn't realize it was a baby chart until someone filled me in. I was assuming the pets were lined up waiting for someone to come home and feed them (the way it is in my household). It could work either way, don't you think?

Did you know Amy Bruecken also did needlepoint designs? I'm sorely tempted by this--it's not too difficult, and it's so bright and quirky.

Check out these little metallic mesh bags. I want a couple for my purse to corral the stuff that always gets lost in the bottom.

More retro flower power: these magnetic buttons.

From the talented hands of our Stitch Night/Market Night ladies: Rosalie is working on this Noah's Ark.

Mary has stitched these wonderful needlepoint ornaments.

Theresa is stitching "Harriot Redfearn."

Minnie is working on a wedding sampler by Joan Elliot for herself.

Lela is working on this intriguing and beautiful design by Pam Darney, called "Hall Mirror Sampler." Look carefully at the verse and letters--they're backwards, but they're fine when viewed in the mirror.

Or on the back! What fun!

We'll be back soon with more new items from the show. If you would like to order or have questions, please call us at 703-360-4600. The shop is open from 10-5 Monday through Saturday, and the first Sunday of each month from 12:30-4:30 (including Labor Day weekend).

Happy Stitching!


  1. absolutely love all your new goodies!

  2. Thanks Jennifer, Hope all is well in NC. I read your blog faithfully also.