Sunday, September 25, 2011

Knocking our Socks Off

Wednesday was stitch night, and as usual, our busy stitchers knocked our socks off with their projects. Here's Minnie's completed wedding sampler:

Love the beadwork!

Minnie also stitched this Halloween Brittercup design:

Patricia worked on a Prairie Schooler Santa.

We've got lots of new projects in the shop. Here are some things for Autumn. With Thy Needle and Thread's "Sampler of the Season."

Stitch up a squirrelly Halloween necklace (tag and cording included with chart).

Here's a closeup of some batty scissors.

Clever accessories: Kelmscott's sunflower needle minder, and JABCO's cupcake needle threader.

Several new and adorable designs have arrived from Plum Street Samplers.

Notforgotten Farm has some cute new projects, including this Adam & Eve motif Christmas pillow.

In the Christmas theme, we have this snowman by Turquoise Graphics and Designs:

An ornament, perfect for gift-giving, by Homespun Elegance.

And this small project by C Street Samplerworks. Perfect to finish as an ornament or as a small framed picture.

Thinking of knitting a gift for a wee one? This is Churchmouse Designs' "Stay-On Baby Booties." Moms will love these because they won't fall off and get lost. This pattern is wonderful; it's written for three gauges of yarn (fingering, DK weight and worsted), so you don't have to do all that math to convert the instructions. They don't don't fall off, but they knock our socks off!

To order or for questions, please call us at 703-360-4600. Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30 on the first Sunday of the month (that's this Sunday, October 2). Stitch nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Happy Stitching!

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