Banner photo: stitched model is "Jack" by All Through the Night, who is standing next to Plum Street Samplers' chart of "A Lady's Trimkeep and Companion."
Greetings, all! The ladies arrived back from St. Louis riding on the roof so they could stuff extra charts and gizmos and gadgets and fabric and canvases in the truck. This is the first of several market posts. Look for post #2 late tomorrow night. Before I forget: our hours this weekend are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Come visit! Call us (703-360-4600) and we'll pop it in the mail to you if you live far away or can't make it in.
This is just a tiny sample of the wonderfully creative, interesting, beautifully done items at the show. "Arc of White" by Tempting Tangles. A beaded spider is part of the design; you can just do the little spider and a portion of the web if you'd rather.
"The Siren" by Knotted Tree.
"Summer Quakers" by Rosewood Manor. You can get this with or without the Valdani threads--aren't they beautiful in their box? We were saying tonight it seemed a shame even to take them out of the box and stitch with them--they're that nice. And there's a special Picture This Plus fabric in a delightful pinky-rose-ivory mottled shade (my photo doesn't do it justice--it's much rosier in real life).
"Fish Stix" by Sam Sarah. Lots of fun designs by Sam Sarah--these guys are zany. And yes, we have the fish stands. The charts come with three little heart buttons.
"Noel Sampler" by With Thy Needle and Thread's Brenda Gervais. We have several of her designs--more in the next couple of days.
We're thrilled that JBW is doing some larger designs. Here, "Antique Vases Sampler." Love the little dogs in the first row. We have other large designs and some special fabrics too, which we'll show you in the coming days.
"Sisters" by Blackbird Designs.
Wouldn't you love to see inside the book? Here's a photo from inside. Wow!
Lone Elm Lane was new at market, at least in terms of designs. You may remember the beautifully crafted shaker boxes that displayed a Blackbird Designs' project. There are all these gorgeous designs, which can be stitched and framed, or put into the lids of one of these boxes. There's even a lid with a pop-out ring so that you can stitch all the designs but use just one box.
Amy Bruecken has lots of fun new charts, small and large. Here's a cutie that I'll stitch for my own tree. Wait 'til you see her adorable large Christmas design.
We have several very limited edition kits. Here, La-D-Da's Merry Christmas Angel kit.
And limited edition "Hoot" by Lizzie Kate.
Back tomorrow with more treats from St. Louis!
Again, call us at 703-360-4600 for questions or to order. We are at 8800 F Pear Tree Court in Alexandria, VA.