Saturday, May 4, 2013

Short and Sweet

Hello, all! Just a reminder that since tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month, we will be open from 12:30-4:30. Our address is 8800 F Pear Tree Village Court, Alexandria, VA.

I brought the camera to stitch night last Wednesday, and I saw such an array of lovely things that I actually got distracted from photo-taking, but here's what I do have. First of all, one of our lovely, talented stitchers is working on Permin's "Dutch Beauty." I wish my photo did it justice. The fabric is a little darker than it appears here, but the colors of the floss are fairly true. I think she's only been working on this for about a year. It's being stitched on 40 count fabric (there looks to be about a yard of it, although I know she trimmed off some extra fabric.) She is using Belle Soie, although it's charted for DMC. We oohed and aaahed, and of course I've decided I must sittch it, although as you look down through the photos, you'll see some other projects that are also "must stitches" for me.

And a closer shot:

Another one of our lovely stitchers completed "Peppermint Twist" by Blue Ribbon Designs. Love the colors

Here we have three needlepoint projects, each of which I'm dying to own. Look at this, all kitted up. I'm not sure of the designer name (if you want to order, just call the shop and describe it). It's a working clock, with buttons for the hours! Stitch the pretty design and then frame and hang! I love the buttons, love the colors, love the practical idea of it!

Do the next two needlepoint canvases look familiar to you counted cross stitchers? Yes! They're both Little House Needleworks designs! I want to stitch each of them!

Next up, three darling counted cross stitch projects: "Home: A Diminutive Sampler" by Pineberry Lane.

"Blossom Home" by All Through the Night.

And this isn't new, but I noticed it for the first time and admired the colors and design, so it's new to me: Feathered Friends (August) by Cherished Stitches.

We have Stacy Nash's book, "Lidya," which is chock full of little prim projects: samplers, stuffed hearts, edgings, bags.

And a glorious basket of flowers, which is going to be my next start: by Queenstown Sampler Designs: "Margaret Ann Klinedienst 1830." Margaret Ann is stitched on 32 count Lakeside (we have it) with NPI silks (we have them). Just look at that border...

And last, but not least, a gorgeous cameo-like needle minder, by Embellishments Plus! Just perfect for summer stitching, at the beach or not. (and pssst--there's an adorable mermaid in the same color).

Our hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 on the first Sunday of the month. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Join us! To order or for questions, please call 703-360-4600 and we'll be happy to help you find your heart's delight!

Happy Stitching!

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