Thursday, September 17, 2015

Twenty Years!

(Our banner photo is "Elizabeth Young 1829" by Samplers Revisited.)
Hello, all! Last weekend we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Ellen's owning In Stitches. As with any good birthday/anniversary party, there was a cake:
Balloons! (Here's Ellen now, modeling her balloon hat. Isn't it marvelous?)
Food! Here's Ellen's son, Ben, cooking hot dogs for us (undaunted by the occasional downpour).
Here's the Jelly Bean Queen, making ingenious balloon designs. She takes requests. What do you do when someone requests "Minnie Mouse?"
You make Minnie Mouse--or, at least she does! (without wondering what the heck Minnie Mouse looks like. We all recognize Minnie Mouse, but do we really know exactly what she looks like enough to create her out of thin air and some stretchy latex tubes?)
I took this cutie home. She's still inflated.
This is Deborah Wilson, who will be offering a two-day class in beginning goldwork at the shop on October 31 and November 1. Please contact the shop (703-360-4600) for more information and to make a reservation.
Beautiful goldwork. So meticulously stitched and so shiny!
This pomegranate is the class piece.
The Alexa needlepoint trunk show is in the shop. Here are three lovely stockings. There are more! (And my favorite: trees with bling...)
We have some wonderful new shop models: With Thy Needle and Thread's "Grand Olde Flag."
Adorable "Halloween Parade" by Amy Bruecken.
"Stitch An Inch Fall," By the Bay Needleart
Our address is 8800 F Pear Tree Village, Alexandria, VA, and our phone # is 703-360-4600. Our hours are 10-5, Monday through Saturday, 12:30-4:30 the first Sunday of each month. Stitch Nights are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
Happy Stitching, and we'll be back with some pretty cool Halloween stuff and some new designs this coming weekend--watch this space!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Your balloon hat is great. I'm always in awe of the goldwork that I see at the Woodlawn show.

  2. How stunning party pictures! I am really impressed to see these brilliant photos. I am also very excited for my boutique’s 5th anniversary. I would love to celebrate this day at some popular Chicago event space with my family and boutique members.