Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cross Stitch and Needlepoint

Happy Sunday evening!

I have a few photos from the shop to tempt you with. First up is this delightful pin pillow, complete with adorable pins. The cover artwork is a little light, but it's a snow scene called "Christmas Time Pinkeep."

Here's a closeup of the pins. Aren't they great? They are included with the chart.

"Christmas Tea" by With Thy Needle and Thread."

"The Milkmaid" by The Scarlet Letter. Not a quick stitch certainly, but oh, the satisfaction...

By Hands Across the Sea Samples, "Elizabeth Beaven 1835." Look closely at the birds in the border. Aren't they wonderful?

A cute cross stitch project from Needle Bling Designs: "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

I can't get this photo to run horizontally, but you get the idea. A beautiful "Merry Noel" from With Thy Needle and Thread.

Imaginating "Christmas" redwork.

We have tons of Christmas canvases--and canvases for every other occasion--in the shop. This is my recent purchase, a Raymond Crawford star Christmas ornament. I'm using some beautiful blue Vineyard Silk and sparkly gold Neon Rays. I used to exclusively cross stitch, but I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying needlepoint. Really, it's not hard, and we can get you started with a design that won't frustrate you if you're a beginner.

Two lovely Christmas needlepoint canvases.

Speaking of needlepoint, we have new fibers in the shop: Pepper Pot, Bella Lusso and Poppies. So many gorgeous colors.

Our wall, bright with non-Christmas canvases.

To order or for questions, 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30 on the first Sunday of the month. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our special hours for the month of December are: Saturday, December 24, 10 a.m.-noon; December 25 and 26 closed; Tuesday, December 27 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (watch the newsletter for special notes); Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, December 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sunday, January 1, closed.

Happy stitching!

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