Sunday, August 4, 2013

Vacation Stitching

I hope your summer day is as nice as ours has been! Are you getting ready to go on vacation? We're betting you might want a brand-new project to take with you. In our opinion, beach/porch/lawn chairs are just perfect for stitching. Add an umbrella to shade the direct sun, a little table holding some lemonade and an enticing needlework project, and you're good to go, even if it's a stay-cation.

Here are some nice starts: "Summer at Holly Berry Farm" by Stacy Nash Primitives.

A new design by Blue Ribbon Designs, "Sunflower Serenade."

Plum Street Samplers' "Viktor and Irina."

"Mary Wilson" by the Scarlet Letter.

"Strawberry Hill Sampler" by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread. Nice small projects for vacation stitching.

"The Birds and the Bees" by Ink Circles.

"The Pink Sparrow Sampler," also by With Thy Needle and Thread. Charted for variegated cottons--and not a huge project.

Cross Point Designs' "J. Gebhard 1841 Sampler." A bit larger, but worth it.

"Wild Berries," the first of the Blackbird Designs Abecedarian Series. I'd love to stitch all 12, and I purchased this one yesterday. A very manageable size.

An even more manageable size of the following two: Little House's Little Sheep virtues series--"Patience" (sorry that the photo is a tad out of focus, but I wanted to include this anyway because it's adorable):

And Country Cottage Needleworks' latest in the Santa's Village Series: #9--"Santa's Sleighworks." I love stitching cool winter and Christmas project at the height of summer.

There was a fun needlepoint trunk show going on when I stopped by In Stitches yesterday by Mindy: small stockings with delightful little pompoms (this is just one of the colorways), and

Lots of different button clocks. Here's a beachy one we all wanted to stitch.

Our address is 8800 F Pear Tree Court, Alexandria, VA, and our phone number is 703-360-4600 to order or for questions. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30, the first Sunday of each month. Stitch Nights are on Wednesdays starting September 4.

We hope to see you soon! Happy Stitching!

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