Monday, November 19, 2012

Lots to be Thankful For

Greetings, all! Here's a nice respite from the crowds in the grocery store and thoughts of stuffing v. dressing (bread, oyster, corn bread) and whether or not to make creamed onions (a "yes" in my house, which state of affairs is beyond me). I ask you, did the Wampanoag Indians serve creamed onions to the Pilgrims for a joke at their feast (John Alden: "I prithee, what is this nonsense?" Priscilla Alden: "For Goodness sake John, just eat it and be grateful!")?

This lovely Drawn Thread design gives thanks for centerpieces! (We are loving the new Drawn Thread designs, including one I'll show you next time for Christmas.)

Country Cottage Needleworks' "Be Thankful."

A pair of cuties to needlepoint.

"O Christmas Tree" by Prairie Schooler.

The most recent "Cross Stitch and Needlework":

With Thy Needle and Thread's J.M. Gardner 1888.

Susan Rambo 1839 Sampler by Janis Lockhart of Cross-Point Designs:

Little House Needleworks' "Holiday House":

We are very excited about this! Those of you who know where In Stitches is located, know that we're a stone's throw from Mount Vernon, shown here.

Sometime between 1760 and 1790 it is thought that Martha Washington needlepointed twelve cushions (although it is not known whether she stitched all of them or not), an original shown here.

Two wonderful groups of needleworkers, Nelly's Needlers and members of the EGA, gathered to stitch reproductions of the original cushions. Amazing. Glorious.

Here's a group of needlepointers, showing off their finished cushions.

Here's the Christmas stocking needlepointed by the wonderful Rosalie, shop lady and needleworker extraordinaire. Rosalie is stitching this stocking for a very lucky grandchild. (Our banner photo is a close-up).

Two more views of the stocking. If you've always wanted to needlepoint but aren't sure how to get started, come in and talk with Rosalie, Linda, Lois or Ellen, and they can start you on your way.

We are thankful for needleworkers like Rosalie, who do such wonderful work, and for a seemingly bottomless supply of wonderful projects, and for our wonderful customers who purchase them!

For questions or to order, please call us at 703-360-4600. We will not be having Stitch Night this week, but we will be open on the day after Thanksgiving, regular hours. We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month, from 12:30 TO 4:30. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. We will be back later this week with Christmas Delights.

Happy Stitching and hold the onions!

1 comment:

  1. You have shown us such lovely things. Two of the samplers are on my to do list.