Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Sweets Part II

Tomorrow's Valentines Day, and in our opinion, a sweet chart is more fun than a box of chocolates anyway! Here we have an old Birds of a Feather chart. BOAF only does needlepoint these days, so these won't last.

Here's an adorable shop model. Darned if I can find in my notes who designed it, but call the shop and they can tell you. [Edited to add: it's Trilogy's "Secret Crush."]

Heart in Hand's "Poesy Collection."

Shepherd's Bush has designed lots of different hearts. This pin pillow comes with all the trimmings (seen on right).

While not specifically a Valentine's design, we admire Priscilla's pink skirt. This chart is included in the latest issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly.

Here's the cover of SANQ:

Mirabilia's "Miss Valentine" with its handful of beautiful fibers, beads and sparkly Kreinik braid.

Marie Suarez' "History d'Amour (Love Story)" So delicate and so very French. Wouldn't it look perfect hanging in your boudoir?

Cherry Wood Designs Studios' "Love Letter Ribbons" comes with the ribbon and the pink buttons to make up this cute project.

"Love Generously" by Erica Michaels. These delicate stitches are even nicer IRL than the packaging shows. There's a wonderful series of them. And pssst--you don't have to stitch them on the silk gauze--stitch them on any fabric you choose. We can help you with that.

Country Cottage Needleworks "Our Love Nest."

Raise the Roof's "February Angel." I love the expression on the cat's face.

Last, not a Valentine's stitch, but a sweet couple in a wintery scene. It's suddenly turned wintery here, so "New England Winter" seems the perfect project. Pull up your stitching chair, open up those chocolates, and turn the gas log up!

We'll be seeing you soon with more new items in the shop. The Nashville Needlework show is nearly upon us, and we'll be bringing back a truckload of new things to oooo and ahhhhhh over! Mark your calendars: Sunday, March 4 (12:30-4:30) will be the special preview day with food, free charts and fun.

If you have questions or would like to order, call us at 703-360-4600. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12:30-4:30 on the first Sunday of the month. Stitch nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, which means there's one coming up this week, February 15. We hope to see you there!

Happy stitching and happy Valentine's Day!

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