Sunday, February 24, 2013

Anticipating Nashville

Greetings, all! We are looking forward to the Nashville Needlework show next weekend; as always, we plan to bring back a ton of things to tempt you!

We have a few new things in the shop, in case you're impatient: Here, a shop model of Abby Rose Designs' "Noble, Right and Pure."

We have a limited edition, adorable pin cushion from JABCO:

Complete with butterfly pin (but not the flag pin) and sheep thread winder.

One of GigiR's lovely new designs: Mary A. Bunce, 1846.

The newest Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly with the gorgeous cover sampler--lots of pink and flowers--just perfect for a dull time of year.

"Promise Me" from Lizzie Kate:

And here is a project being worked on last Stitch Night, by Minnie:

And this colorful needlepoint, stitched by Mary, framed by Mary's quilting and then finished in a pillow. We all wanted to carry this pillow home!

We'll have the Nashville goods in the shop next Stitch Night (3/6)--come stitch with us and peruse the racks!

We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the first Sunday of the month, from 12:30-4:30, EXCEPT for the month of March, when we are open every Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30. March is the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition, and we are just down the street (Woodlawn is closed on Tuesdays, but we are open). For questions, or to order, please call us at 703-360-4600. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come join us!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Heart to Heart

Happy Friday, all! We have lots of new charts, fabrics, canvases, yarns and stitched models in the shop!

First up, Christmas at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash Primitives. We all want to stitch this, and Ann did! (And it only took her 2 and a half weeks!). It's stitched on 32 count fabric (I think) using the called-for Gentle Arts Threads. Gorgeous.

Bent Creek's "Valentine Row."

Little House's "Patriot Inn," beautifully stitched by Patricia.

Just Nan's "Amethyst Snowflake," stitched wonderfully by Diane, who also stitched

Lizzie Kate's "What we Are Inspiration Stitch Boxer"

Oh, dear. I can't remember whether Mary or Theresa stitched these adorable pillows.

The top pillow is by Threadwork Primitives. She lightened the first one she stitched and was working on a second in a darker fabric.

Here's a nice suggestion for Valetine's day or anytime: Walker mesh bags to hold those many, many projects you want to do.

Lovely scissors with hearts!

A tiny little project from Country Cottage Needleworks: "Let Love Bloom."

And a sparkly heart-shaped Needle Buddy:

"Violet's Blue" by Blackbird Designs.

Two sweet charts by Silver Creek Designs: "Forever Love" and "Hope of My Heart."

And Christmas Robins fob by Barbara Ana designs. What a great Christmas fob (or ornament) for a friend. Get started now!

"Stitching Buddy" by Filigram.

"Valentine Fraktur" by Ink Circles.

One last shop model to show you from Plum Street Samplers: "Eliza Scattergood."

Woodlawn! The 50th Anniversary Needlework Exhibition at Woodlawn Plantation is almost upon us. It runs March 1 through March 31, closed every Tuesday. We're practically across the street, so visit and browse after you've feasted your eyes on the exhibit.

To order or for questions, call us at 703-360-4600. We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normally we are open the first Sunday of the month from 12:30 to 4:30, but during the month of March (the Woodlawn Show), we will be open every Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30. Stitch nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.