Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Greetings, all! If you're like us, you're tired of gazing out onto parched dry grass and discouraged flowers. I enjoyed looking at the ornaments on the little tree by our register and counting down the months 'til Christmas.

We have lots of new Mill Hill kits featuring tropical Santas, as well as more traditional Christmas and winter designs.

Speaking of the dog days--here's a quick, fun stitch for the dog lover on your list.

A sentiment we're onboard with, complete with yummy-looking buttons.

We have designs from this new designer, Nebby Needle.

And from beloved familiar designers: shop models for the Country Cottage Needleworks cottage series: August and September.

And Little House Needleworks: Hill House and

Around the World in 80 days.

The Scarlett House continues to delight us with beautiful historic reproductions: Ann Priest 1841. Can you see the little bee skep to the left of the house with the swarm of bees?

Nifty Needle Nannies from Puffin Designs.

A new shop model. I wanted to show you this beautiful laquered red frame--I'm already plotting ways I could use it. Perfect for Christmas. I'm thinking of red birds... Or, as here, a patriotic stitch.

We have a new line of zippered totes and bags, crystal clear and substantial, with our name, address, phone, email and logo (just so you don't forget us...)

Wouldn't this be perfect for that new male child or grandson? Love the robot!

Trenner Needleworks: The Goode Sister. Love these colors.

This is the beginning of a six-part project from Sam Sarah. We will be selling the frame for it as pictured on the package. And we love that the called-for fabric, which we show here, is EXACTLY the color of the design on the chart.

And a great Halloween project from Rosewood Manor: great colors, a fabulous design and an adorable spider charm, shown in the upper left corner of the photo.

Rosalie was working on this between customers today at the shop. I'm thinking this would be a nice gift for me! Seriously, Rosalie's needlepoint skills are beyond compare and anyone who gets one of her stitched gifts is very lucky indeed.

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

Happy Stitching! (And remember that mowing the lawn works up a sweat, but stitching doesn't!)

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, love the last line of this post!!

    Keep on stitching.