Saturday, May 18, 2013

New and Notable in the Shop

Hi, everyone! We have some new projects in the shop, and as Independence Day is nearly upon us (next week is Memorial Day, and it always seems to be a quick slide to 4th of July, doesn't it?), we have a few tried and true projects to show you for that.

First of all, both new and patriotic, this lovely design by Silver Creek Samplers:

We've had this stuffed, stand-up Santa in the shop for a while (and darned if I can remember the designer's name)--he must stand a foot tall. What a fabulous project--and he covers two holidays!

We've had this finished three dimensionally (we can arrange for this kind of treatment for your finished projects), but it would look just as nice in a regular frame. By Country Cottage Needleworks.

By AuryTM, "American Pride."

My favorite part of early summer--strawberries have come into season--celebrate it with this gorgeous collection from Blackbird Designs.

A fun and quirky Alice in Wonderland Design by Barbara Ana: "I Like This Place."

Two breathtaking projects from Scarlet Letter: "AW 1662" and "Sarah Dutnel."

I apologize for the blurry photo, but I just had to show you Dorothy's Shoes--a flashy, adorable needleminder.

A sweet Christmas ornament to needlepoint, packaged up in a white Walker bag (love the little blue Walker bag displayed above it too). Very sturdy mesh--I'd love to own all the sizes and all the colors.

We have books! How I adore all three. A rich collection of beautiful needlework at your fingertips.

By Keslyn's, "Abba's Gift." What a wonderful Arts and Crafts-style purse to stitch (yes, we can order the hardware).

A perfect bag for toting your projects around:

Two needlepoint canvases and a mug, all by the same artist. Adorable.

The Cricket Collection alphabet. A through G here, but we stock them all. I'm thinking of stitching all 26 letters in a straight line to hang over a doorway that could use some flare.

Last, but not least, two gorgeous stitches in the shop. The stitched model here of Margaret Ann Klinedienst 1830. Wow--this is on my next-to-stitch list. I particularly love how the dark blue border surrounds the delicately pale basket of flowers.

Well, this one WAS in the shop, but went home with Minnie, who was stitching it lovingly on Stitch Night. "Idelia Mae Rich," by Little by Little. Idelia Mae, like Ann Pennsylvania Peacock by the same designer, has a paper head, so that you don't have to fuss over her face (it's attached with fabric glue).

Our address is 8800 F Pear Tree Court, Alexandria, VA, and our phone # is 703-360-4600. Our hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30, the first Sunday of the month. Stitch Nights are 6-9 p.m., the first & third Wednesdays of each month. We hope to see you soon!

Happy Stitching!

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