Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Greetings, all! Summer seems to be tearing along. For those of you who love everything connected with the beach or the ocean, we have some treats in store.

First up is our banner photo of an Erica Michaels design that I stitched up over a couple of weeks using fabric and fibers from my stash.  "Beach Blessing."

Next is "Spring by the Sea," by Jeannette Douglas Designs. "Spring" is #1 in the seasonal series. Thread packs are available, a nice way to use fun specialty fibers without breaking the bank and having to get separate skeins of everything. I've acquired Spring and Summer, and I understand that Fall is out already.

Small projects, perfect for stitching at the beach: by Tiny Modernist, "Beside the Sea."

I love beads. This handy little kit is by Mill Hill: "Conch Shell."

"Seaside Sampler" by Rosewood Manor.

"Love Summer" kit by Lizzie Kate.

A little needlepoint fish by Pippin Design Studio. The perfect size if you're just starting out with needlepoint. There are lots of different fish designs. I'd like to stitch up a bunch and make a mobile out of them.

By Bobbie G Designs, "Frolicking Sea Horses."

"Sweet Summer," a Lizzie Kate kit from last year, containing...

Everything needed to make up the adorable little project.

"Fish Stix" by Sam Sarah.

By the Cricket Collection, a beach house where you don't have to sweep sand off the floors.

"Seas the Day" by Hands On Design.

"Beach Bound" by JBW Designs.

"Beach Cottage" by Victoria Sampler.

"Surfside Cottage" by Country Cottage Needleworks.

"Cottage by the Sea" by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes.

A pair of delightful summer angels in canvas, complete with treasures.

"Oh Whale" by Hands On Design.

Our customer, Carol M, crafted these exquisite pin pillows.

I love this Shepherd's Bush pillow.

And last, but not least, here are two new shop models.

For questions or to order, please call us at 703-360-4600. We are located at 8800 F Pear Tree Village, in the Mount Vernon section of Alexandria. Our hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month from 12:30-4:30. Stitch Nights are 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Come join us!

Happy Stitching!