Archive for the ‘Customer's Work’ Category

We have Customer Gallery winners!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

This year was amazingly close with only one vote separating the first and second place winners and two votes between the second and third!

Here’s how it went:

First place goes to Altengamme designed by Marina Dey.

First place goes to Altengamme designed by Marina Dey.

Beautifully stitched by Marguerite Rodgers!

Second Place goes to Quaker Quilts designed by Rosewood Manor.

Second Place goes to Quaker Quilts designed by Rosewood Manor.

Can you believe this is Pam Brasher’s first Linen piece?       The stitching is awesome.

Third Place is Little Wings designed by Lavender & Lace

Third Place is Little Wings designed by Lavender & Lace

Kerri Tittle stitched this special piece that has won awards at the Union County Fair as well!

Thanks to all who participated in the 2012 Customer Gallery we are all winners because we got to enjoy your work! For those of you who did not have  a piece here this year, get going on your entry for next year. If we don’t have Christmas in February next year we will probably have the Customer Gallery in July so get ready.

Special thanks to all of you who took the time to vote either in the shop or here on the blog. I know the stitchers appreciate your support!

Pat

2012 Customer Gallery

Monday, September 17th, 2012

We are really late with the Customer Gallery this year but as we head towards the holidays we are determined to get caught up!

Here are the lovely pieces in the Gallery for 2012:

#1 is Quaker Quilts designed by Rosewood Manor.

#1 is Quaker Quilts designed by Rosewood Manor.

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#2 Altengamme designed by Marina Dey

#3 is Autumn Maples designed by From Nancy's Needle

#3 is Autumn Maples designed by From Nancy's Needle

#3 Baby Wildlife from a kit by Dimensions (we think)

#4 Baby Wildlife from a kit by Dimensions (we think)

#5 Peace, Love and a Cure designed by Lizzie Kate

#5 Peace, Love and a Cure designed by Lizzie Kate

#6 Bear Family from a kit by Dimensions (we think)

#6 Bear Family from a kit by Dimensions (we think)

#7 School Bear from a kit by Dimensions (we think)

#7 School Bear from a kit by Dimensions (we think)

#8 Take Time to Smell the Gingerbread! Designer unknown but we're looking.

#8 Take Time to Smell the Gingerbread! Designer unknown but we're looking.

#9 Little Wings designed by Lavender & Lace

#9 Little Wings designed by Lavender & Lace

Vote for your favorite by leaving a comment below. You can vote as many times as you like and of course every time you’re in the shop!

My apologies to the stitchers for the quality of the photos.  I have a good bit of trouble with the photos of pieces under glass because of our lights here in the shop.

Please note, we are working to get more information about the designers and will update as that information becomes available. If you recognize a piece be sure to let us know.

Custom Boxes and the Customer Gallery!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

We’ve been busy around here getting a special project ready to ship to the customer but thought you would like to see it before it leaves!

All cherry wood finished natural and ready for the stitched pieces!

All cherry wood finished natural and ready for the stitched pieces!

This is one of the bigger pieces Mr D has built for a stitcher and the first time he’s put a drawer in one of these caskets. The customer is stitching Jeanette Douglas’ “My Stitching Treasures” to go in the top of the box and will stitch her name for the front panel.  Won’t it be lovely when she gets her pieces mounted!

The Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler should be shipped to us this week and I’ll get it on the way to those of you who ordered it just as soon as it arrives.  This will be a fun project stitched on Weeks Dye Works hand dyed linen with Week’s floss. I understand we can add to our orders as soon as this first shipment goes out so don’t despair if you didn’t get this ordered. Let me know and we’ll put you on the second round of orders right after the first of the month!

In the meantime I’ve added some new pieces from Filigram that you might want to take a look at. See them here. These pieces are stitched with the beautiful Dinky Dye threads and ribbons that we all love to stitch with!

We are participating in the Stitcher’s Village sale that will be in the July newsletter. If you are not yet a member take a look and sign up here.

Our Customer Gallery will run from the 15th of July to the 18th of August this year. Try to have your pieces to the shop by Saturday the 14th so I have time to get them displayed. You may enter any project you have not entered in our Customer Gallery before.  If you have questions just give me a call and we’ll talk about it. This is a fun event for the people who participate and a fun way for those who don’t to see what other stitchers are working on.

We will especially miss the pieces from Rose Holly this year. Rose was a consistent participant and a frequent winner in the Customer Gallery but she lost her battle with her health problems this spring. We miss visiting with her and we miss her beautiful work.

More info later in the week about the Christmas in July celebration for 2012, check back often!

A New Beader Shares!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Just a few short months ago a new customer placed a bead kit order with me, then another in a week or so and then another with a note saying how much she was enjoying the process! Take a look at the great pieces she’s created just since the first of the year:

Balmy Beach Fob by Fern Ridge Collections

Balmy Beach Fob by Fern Ridge Collections

The Buzzzzz from Fern Ridge Collections

The Buzzzzz from Fern Ridge Collections

Honeycomb Fob from Fern Ridge Collections

Honeycomb Fob from Fern Ridge Collections

Cattitude from Fern Ridge Collections

Cattitude from Fern Ridge Collections

Cattitude she made for a friend, I think you’ll agree that we all need a friend like her! Thanks for sharing Sandy

You can find all of these great kits and more on the site, just click here.

Christmas in February

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Our generous customers, those who visit the shop and those who shop online, have made it possible for us to donate a big box of food to the Salvation Army! You are awesome…

Thanks to all of you some families in need in south Arkansas will have more to eat!

Thanks to all of you some families in need in south Arkansas will have more to eat!

You also did a great job of shopping. That means we’ll get even more new things at Market. Watch for posts!

Can You Find Me?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Win a copy of this chart if you can identify the piece! You need to submit the url for the page you found it on our website so go take a look. Remember the winner is the first person to submit the url.  Just copy and paste from your browser to the comments window once you find the piece. Good Luck!

Here's a hint, Angie changed the fabric and the thread!

Here's a hint, Angie changed the fabric and the thread!

Customer Gallery 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

It’s that time of the year again. The Customer Gallery is on display through July 31st in the shop and here on the site. Be sure to vote for your favorite! You can vote as many times as you want so come back often.

The entries this year are really varied which I think makes it much more interesting! They are listed in the order they arrived in the shop so #1 was the first in. Click on “Comments” to vote for your choice.

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Entry #1 Rocky Mountain Christmas

Entry #1 Rocky Mountain Christmas

You’ll find this piece by Pegasus Originals here.

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Entry #2 The Great American Passenger Train

Entry #2 The Great American Passenger Train

This piece is by Patricia Gaskin Designs. I’m attempting to locate charts for it so leave a note if you’re interested.

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Entry #3 Cross Stitch Photo Wedding Sampler

Entry #3 Cross Stitch Photo Wedding Sampler

This piece was created by the stitcher by scanning a photo into PC Stitch and printing out the chart.

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Entry #4 Catch the Wind

Entry #4 Catch the Wind

You will find this design by Butternut Road here.

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Entry #5 Boys are Back in Town

Entry #5 Boys are Back in Town

You will find this charming design by Just Another Button Company here.

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Entry #6 My Husband

Entry #6 My Husband

You’ll find this design by Linda Myers here.

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Entry #7 Hardanger Box

Entry #7 Hardanger Box

The needleworker who created this piece got the pattern from a needlework online list.

UPDATE: This design is by Summer Louise Truswell and is called Peaches and Cream. It was a limited edition design and has been retired. Too bad because it is lovely and right up my alley!

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Entry #8 Cover

Entry #8 Cover

Entry #8 First Pages

Entry #8 First Pages

Entry #8 Back Pages

Entry #8 Back Pages

This entry was created from multiple kits by Rowandean mounted in a book designed and stitched by this needleworker.

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Entry #9 Halloween Rules

Entry #9 Halloween Rules

You’ll find this Lizzie Kate design here.

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Note: I have one more piece that I’m trying to finish now that should be added to this Customer Gallery. If I get it done by the first of the week I’ll put it up and send out a note that it’s here.

A special thanks to all the great stitchers who allow me to share these works with you. We have some of the most talented stitchers around and this is just a sampling of their work. The Customer Gallery is presented to you every July so plan to put one of your pieces in the 2012 Customer Gallery.

Don’t forget to come back and vote often!

Pat

What you can do with all these Threads!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

I wanted to share some pictures sent to me by a very creative customer. She stitches on cards and shares those cards with her friends and family, lucky them!

Card Embroidery 1

Each card is either her adaptation of an existing design or an original by her using all types of threads. They are lovely as they are, and would be great fun to stitch with threads like Rainbow Gallery, Caron Collection, ThreadworX or Kreinik to name a very few.

Card Embroidery 3

Don’t they just make your fingers itch for a needle?

This one is done with a lovely metallic. How elegant!

This one is done with a lovely metallic. How elegant!

When a new use of the threads comes along I can hardly wait to give it a try.

This one is done with Stem Stitch.

This one is done with Stem Stitch.

Ok, one more!

Look at that sparkle!

Look at that sparkle!

As amazing as these are, what if she added buttons or beads? For some a Just Another Button Company button would be perfect, for others Mill Hill’s Treasures would add sparkle and of course either Delicas or Seed Beads would be exciting!

So what are you working on now? Please share with the group what’s fun and exciting in your stitching life!

Thanks,

Pat

Fun Stuff From Needlework Hideaway!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

CORRECTIONS!!

My apologies to Pat Starks for spelling her name wrong and to Kathy Schenkel for giving credit for her design to A Collection of Designs. Don’t know wehre my brain went while I was working on this…

 

These pieces were finished by Pat Stark, a regular at Needlework Hideaway, after we had a talk about finishing and a demo of finishing needlepoint canvases. Isn’t it great when someone takes what you’ve shown them and creates such fun pieces!

Pat wanted a different finish for this cute little chick and the "Gift" finishing technique was just what she needed!

Pat wanted a different finish for this cute little chick and the "Gift" finishing technique was just what she needed!

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And the Winner is…

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Sharlotte DeVere is the winner of the Stitcher’s Workshop/Kreinik Ornament Contest!

Watch for a kit for her winning ornament in the New Year. That’s right, we are making this lovely design available to you.

 

2010 Ornament Design Contest Winner

2010 Ornament Design Contest Winner

Sharlotte added beads to the lovely Kreinik threads she chose to create an ornament that truly symbolizes the beauty of the Christmas Season.

 The Kreinik Finishing Kit was the inspiration for the Design Contest and is available in the shop now. Visit the Fabric page or the Finishing page.

Photo courtesy of Sharlotte’s very proud husband!