Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stitch Night, Framing and Some New Designs

Hello, All! When I arrived--a little late--for stitch night last time, Jan's gorgeous project was complete in all its glory and attached to the board with magnets. Everyone had been invited to help choose a frame and opinions abounded. No one could decide. Here are a couple of options. The project, by the way, is a Chatelaine design called "Celtic Garden." Jan is an amazing stitcher who whips through project after project with incredible focus that puts me to shame.

Another frame choice. I think framing is magical, and I love to watch customers mull their choices over when they come into the shop, and I enjoy watching Karen as she patiently and painstakingly pins each precious design (I will have to take a photo the next time I see her doing it--I think what goes on underneath the part we see is fascinating). We have lots and lots of frames, so there's no shortage of choices to consider. What did Jan choose? When it's done, we'll send you to Jan's blog to take a good look.

And here's a closeup of Jan's work. Love the bling.

Helen is working on this little duck:

Look at Sherry's little guy: this comes as a needlepoint kit with the little stuffed animal ready to go. Just stitch the stocking, finish it (or have it finished) and insert the toy. Too cute, and I'm totally admiring Sherry's stitching. I've only mastered two simple stitches, so I love to see what the more accomplished needlepointers come up with.

March is stitching a Just Nan Noah's Ark design:

In case you're hankering for a new project, we have lots of new projects in the shop, including two new Scarlet Letters. This is Ruthy Rogers, which I've started. Lots of specialty stitches, but they're not hard to do. This is charted for AVAS or for DMC.

And Jane Burnet:

Something new from Ink Circles.

And from Midnight Stitching.

And you already know that Halloween is nearly here, but if you don't have time to stitch something, there are Halloween scissors or these adorable pins. Or...it's not too late to buy a cute project to start for next year!

Stitch night is the first and third Wednesday of each month (that means tomorrow, the 19th). Join us from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you have questions or want to place an order, please call us at 703-360-4600. We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 12:30-4:30 on the first Sunday of the month.

Happy stitching!

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