Saturday, February 25, 2012

What To Do While Waiting for Nashville

Hi, folks! Welcome to the In Stitches Shop blog this blustery Saturday morning. Just a few more days before the Nashville items arrive in Virginia! But first, a bit of business: Carol in NJ, we pulled the "Love" chart for you, but the number we have for you isn't working. If you'll give us a call at 703-360-4600, we'll pack it up and send it along.

When I stopped by the shop yesterday to say hello and purchase some fibers, the shop was a beehive of activity. The cross stitch charts were being arranged on the spinners to make room for all the new things coming home from the Nashville Market:

We do have some fun things to show you though. Lois, one of our talented needlepointers, had just received two of her projects from our fabulous finisher. This needlepoint snowman is finished in three-D, with plenty of room for placing little gifts or some sprigs of holly. Isn't he adorable? I wanted to take up a needle and get to work on him immediately. Our needlepoint experts in the shop have a knack for selecting just the right fibers. Let them help you kit up your next project. And our finisher, who does a wonderful, creative and impeccable job, frees you up to stitch so that you don't have to stress about uneven seams or sewing machines or a dangling piece of trim.

We love Lois' reindeer too; she had it finished as a door hanger.

Here are a couple of our newest canvases:

A lovely new sampler from Aury TM.

The adorable "Three Billy Goats Gruff" from Prairie Schooler:

We've got lots of new charts from JBW designs. These two went home with me. Rose Motif Sampler and The Rabbit Sampler are charted for a variety of cotton variegated or non-variegated fibers. Your choice of Weeks Dye Works, Thread Gatherer or DMC. I'm stitching Rose Motif on a yellow fabric using a deeper yellow variegated cotton floss, and I'm stitching The Rabbit Alphabet using Silk n Colors silk variegated thread in a raspberry shade on a pale pink fabric. They're smaller than most of my projects but are largeish for JBW Designs charts. Just right for a cold weekend.

This cute and elaborate Mill Hill design is stitched, then beaded and buttoned. Fun and perfect for all of us stitchers who like a tomato pin cushion.

Here's another sheepie journal; this one's entitled "Hand Wash Only."

We love these new laminated draw-string project bags in vivid colors. Perfect for holding a project or two. Or your lunch!

Here's a clutch of new Mountain Colors handpainted yarns. Let our expert knitters help you find a perfect pattern to show off these beautiful fibers.

The new Nashville goods will be in the shop on Wednesday, February 29, and we're having a special market day on Sunday, March 4 (12:30-4:30). For questions or to order from this site, please call 703-360-4600. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12:30 - 4:30 the first Sunday of the month. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Happy stitching and see you soon!

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