Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nashville 4 (and a few Non-Nashville Items)

Happy Saturday/Sunday/Turn the Clocks Back and Rob Us of an Hour of Stitching!

First, for those of you who are following along on With Thy Needle and Thread's "Stars and Stripes Forever," here's my progress as of today:
It's getting warmer here, and we ARE dreaming of tulips! "Dreaming of Tulips," by Rosewood Manor:

Flowers in abundance: "Amena House 1845" by Samplers Remembered.

Not a Nashville piece, but worth noting. A shop model by Nebby's Needle: "Amazing Grace," a lovely pin pillow featuring one of my favorite flowers--bleeding hearts.

Gorgeous flowers in Scarlett House's "Mary Betchell 1810."

Also not from the Nashville show, in addition to the fabulous trunk shows by Queenstown Sampler and Samplers Revisited is a trunk show by Elizabeth Bradley. Her tapestry kits are stunning (no, you don't have to be a needlepointer to complete them.)
I could not show the wall hanging in its entirety.

I would love to do this one:

More Flowers! Jeannette Douglas Designs' "Rose Sampler."
Not from Nashville, but these little needlepoint projects, with their respective floss tosses, caught my eye. (Everywhere corner of the shop contains these little revelations and surprises.  It's very distracting!)  Easter is on April 5. You have time to stitch one or both of these. They're small!

Two adorable projects by Notforgotten Farm:

An Adam and Eve sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread."

Samplers Revisited has loaned us some beautiful samplers, including this Scottish sampler: "Hay Cairns 1840."

I'd like to get a closer shot of these, but they were hanging high on the wall. I will try to get a better set of photos of our trunk show samplers when I go next. On the top is Queenstown Sampler Design's "Dutch Sampler 1787"; on the bottom, by Samplers Revisited, is "Ann Smith 1809," a Westtown School sampler.

While this is my last "formal" Nashville post, there's plenty more in the shop from the Nashville Show to see. Come visit us--we're open every Sunday in March from 12:30-4:30 during Woodlawn. And be sure to check out the Woodlawn show--it's extra good this year!

Our normal hours are Monday through Saturday 10-5. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

For questions or to order, please call us at 703-360-4600. Our address is 8800 F Pear Tree Village, Alexandria, VA.

Happy Stitching!


  1. What color linen are you using for Stars and Stripes?

  2. Hi, Nancy--I am using a piece of Lakeside 40 count light exemplar for the fabric. I was on the fence about whether it would be too light to show the stars well, but I think they look fine. If I had it to do over and wanted them to show up a little better, I'd either pick a slightly darker floss color or go with the exemplar or even vintage exemplar. Personally, I don't like my fabrics very dark, but that's just my taste.

  3. Thanks! I picked a vintage country mocha from my stash but not so sure I like the darkness.