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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.

#2 is

#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.

Stitching 6 Fat Men

Monday, July 16th, 2012

This is a great project to stitch in all this heat! Watch my progress over the summer to see how it goes.

The first two Fat Men are done!

The first two Fat Men are stitched!

My edition of this Lizzie Kate collection is stitched on Toasted Almond Cashel from Zweigart with the Weeks Dye Works and Crescent Colours hand dyed floss. I’m having a great time with this, even stitching in the evening, something I’ve not done for awhile as I’m a morning stitcher. I’ll post updates as I complete each section.

Find the charts for this fun design here!

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!

Weekend Project!

Friday, February 10th, 2012
So much fun!

So much fun!

When a piece can be stitched by me in a weekend you know it’s a quick to stitch piece. The girls tell me I’m the slowest stitcher they know! Now of course, it was Super Bowl weekend and we spent a good bit of time in front of the TV but I did get this one done from Saturday evening until Monday morning. I stitched for about an hour here with the Saturday Stitchers and then took it home. Fun to stitch and cute, you’ll stitch with Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art overdyed floss.

This one does not scream Valentine even if it would be perfect for that. We’re putting it in the top of a box Mr. D made and perhaps giving it to one of our girls for a gift! I’ll post a photo when it’s in the box.

Order this kit here.

August Newsletter

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Lots and lots of things to talk about this month. First, we have the Customer Gallery winners!

First Place Winner

First Place Winner

Second Place Winner

Second Place Winner

Third Place Winner

Third Place Winner

You know, I think we were all winners getting to see the wonderful pieces. If you have a piece here you might want to come pick it up and pick up your winnings and your discount coupons for entering. Thanks to all who entered and to all who voted! Get your pieces in the works for next year’s Customer Gallery.

Don’t forget the Lizzie*Kate Trunk Show is still here through the 20th of August. You can see all the goodies that came with the show by clicking here and you can see all the Lizzie*Kate products in stock by clicking  here. Nothing beats seeing the models in person so if you’re close enough, come take a look! The next automatic is scheduled to ship on Monday so we may well have those new designs here before the end of the show. This shipment will include the long awaited 6 Fat Men series and the 2011 Tiny Tidings! You can keep up with all the Lizzie*Kate doings by following their blog.

Here's a sneak peek!

Here's a sneak peek!

Lots of fun things going on in the next few months. Tracey and I are participating in Celebration of Needlework in St. Charles, Missouri in September. You can see the information about this fun consumer show at Celebration of Needlework. Still plenty of time to register. Do you remember the Spirit of Cross Stitch events? This is the same type of event! Tracey is teaching a class on Peyote Stitch so if you’ve wanted to get started with that technique this is the perfect time to begin. She’s also bringing her Threaded Needle Designs Trunk Show so come participate in this great stitcher’s event.

Of course Needlework Hideaway is just a few months away, we’re counting the days now! The classes are up on the website so visit Needlework Hideaway to see them. We have two new teachers this time and are excited to add them to your choices. Ruby Bailey will teach a beautiful beaded bracelet and Libby Roleson will teach a Kumihimo Bracelet and a Basic Earring class. We’ve set our 2012 schedule and will have contracts with the Red Apple Inn soon.

We are changing the days and hours at the shop beginning the week of August 22nd. I’m off to ANG National Seminar in San Antonio, TX and Mr. D is keeping the shop open for you on Thurs., Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. These hours will be in effect until further notice but remember that we’ll open up for you when you need to come with just a phone call or email to make arrangements for that. Mail order will be handled just as always so your orders will go out as usual.

We’ve added a new Thread of the Month Club that came to us as a suggestion from a customer. Each month I’ll chose an overdyed thread and add a variety of threads to complement it to create a collection that can go directly into a project! We’ll choose from across the lines of threads we carry so you may get a collection based on Waterlilies or on ThreadworX or on Overture that may include Kreinik, Rainbow Gallery, Caron Collection, DMC, Bella Lusso, Accentuate, Trebizond, Weeks Dye Works, The Gentle Art… you get the idea, if the threads work together you’ll get them! We’re looking forward to this Collection so sign up today! Here’s where you can see them.

I can hardly wait until we actually get to Seminar as I’ve been stitching the ANG Stitch of the Month a little ahead at the request of the Board and am all finished but can’t show you until they are shown at Seminar. All the Area Representatives are working on these so the excitement is building to see them finished. Mr. D is framing mine next week and I’m going to take a photo so that I can post it here as soon as we get the go ahead!!

Keep cool and keep stitching,

Pat

Lizzie*Kate Trunk Show is here now!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
The Models are on display!

The Models are on display!

The models are displayed and the charts are checked in a week earlier than we thought they would be so come on in and see what’s here.  You can see the items in the show here and you can see all the other Lizzie*Kate products here.  If you don’t see something you’re looking for just give us a call. If we don’t have it and it’s still in print, we’ll get it for you.

The Trunk Show is scheduled here until August 20th and while it’s here all in stock Lizzie*Kate products are 10% off. Save on your favorite designs while they’re here!

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

February, 2011 Newsletter

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Busy, busy month! For the first time in quite a while we have a needlepoint Trunk Show in the shop. CanvasWorks/Traditions has sent in some adorable Christmas Stockings and some lovely floral canvases. I’ll be taking photos and posting them to the site a few each day. The show goes home on Friday, February 25 so be sure to check it out while it’s here. We’re offering 15% off the canvases while they’re here. The shopping cart will not show the discount but we will apply it. Of course, best is to just come see!

By the way, the shop will be closed Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 as I need to be in Texas for a SCR meeting.

Just in are the Lizzie Kate and Sweetheart Tree automatics. Click on Cross Stitch and then on each designer to see them. Lizzie Kate has a new Double Flip series called Halloween Rules that is really cute and of course, we’ve set up an automatic for that so you know you’ll not miss a thing. Take a look.

Sweetheart Tree has begun a new series called Quadrielle and I think these are awesome! She has kitted the designs so you get everything you need to complete it except the stuffing and any decorative trims you might want to use to dress yours up. The series will include special occasions and holidays so start your collection now!

M'Lady's Quadrielle

M'Lady's Quadrielle

New colors of ThreadworX and Gentle Art are on the way and new colors of Rainbow Gallery, Caron Collection and Weeks Dye Works will be in soon. Watch for the updates. While you’re on the Thread page check out the Thread of the Month Club. We’ve had a surge of new subscribers to these clubs and all are enjoying the excitement of receiving a packet of new threads the first of each month.

Blogs are the thing this year. Here are a couple of new blogs you might want to follow. Most have a Facebook page and are on Twitter as well. Get connected!

Just Another Button Company Blog

Lizzie Kate

Here’s a link to an interesting antique needlework book. I understand this can just be downloaded but check it out first. I haven’t looked any further than just this page so I don’t want to lead you astray!

Ladies Worktable Book with stitch diagrams, etc.., enjoy!

Until next time, keep stitching and keep warm.

Pat

Newsletter August, 2010

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Ok, it’s HOT! Especially in south Arkansas or anywhere in the South for that matter… Now is the perfect time to grab a glass of tea (in this part of the country that means sweet tea) and your stitching and stay in under the air and stitch. While inside, don’t forget to vote in the Customer Gallery! Click here to see the pieces and vote. We’ll be taking votes until the 15th of August.

You might want to start a new project and if so we have several new items on the site. Lizzie Kate has a new Christmas Double Flip starting and, according to the customers who’ve been in to see it, it’s the cutest one yet. See it here. While you’re there, all the Giggle Boxers are in now and would make perfect gifts for your special friends. These are quick to stitch so plenty of time before the Holidays.

Speaking of Holidays, get ready for our big blow-out in October. We’ll have completed our 15th Year on October 15th and we are going to party! All day Friday and all day Saturday, October 15 and 16 we will be having hourly drawings for baskets of goodies; discounts on select merchandise, some up to 50% off; refreshments; Goodie Bags and lots of other fun activities we’ll tell you about as the time get’s closer. Now here’s the important part! in order to participate you need to bring a stitched ornament for the Arts Center Christmas Tree. Ornament does not have to be finished but stitching must be completed. Those of you who are online customers will be able to take advantage of the specials, just mail in an ornament to reach us by the 14th of October and you’ll automatically be eligible.  Get stitching on your ornament as you’ll not want to miss this party!

Sadly I have to tell you that Linda Hinckley of Lavender Wings Designs has decided to retire. Many of you have purchased her things from us at Seminars and here in the shop (sorry I don’t have them online but all of her designs are available special order). We’re sorry to loose such a talented designer. You can see her designs here and order them by sending us an email.

Take a look at this incredible piece of work More than 200 stitchers participated in creating this tapestry. It’s worth your time to watch the video!

Still time to sign up for the Needlework Hideaway but if you want my class let us know right away as there is pre-work for the Hardanger in that class. Check it out here.

Until next time, keep stitchin!

Pat

July, 2010 Newsletter

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

To start, a quick reminder that the shop will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week for the July 4th holiday. We’ll be back in the shop on July 6th.

Check out the blog as we have a couple of new posts. One is an announcement from the Royal School in London that you’ll want to hear about, especially if you love to design. The other is  a photo of a customer’s work mounted in one of Mr. D’s trays. We’ve put the tray on the website so take a look, it’s the perfect finish for your special project.

New Lizzie Kate and Sweetheart Tree charts and kits are here. I’m working now to get them on the site and hope to have them there by the time you get this. If you don’t see them check back as I’m typing like mad!

Don’t forget the Customer Gallery and the Christmas in July celebration all of July. A customer from Shreveport was in recently and asked about entering the Customer Gallery online so we’re making a slight change in the program. We’ll kick off the Gallery on the 10th of July to give you time to get things here if you’re close enough to do that or get a photo to us for the Online Gallery if you’re not. Please send you photo in .jpg or .gif format and include the design name, designer, and chart publisher if applicable. Tell us anything you can about when you stitched it, changes you made, how it was finished, etc… Once the pictures are up I’ll send a note explaining how to vote for your favorite piece. We’ll have gifts for everyone who participates whether with a piece in the shop or a photo online. Thanks for the suggestion, Linda!

Many have asked about the technique of Laying Threads. I just found a great page online that clearly explains the technique. Take a look at http://www.lkreinmiller.com/ heartwork/ Tech/laying For some reason I’m having trouble with this link. If you cannot click on it just copy and paste into your browser window to get to the diagrams.

This month’s 15th Year Anniversary special is 10% off on any Christmas themed project you purchase. Save the most by buying the chart, threads, and fabrics all at once to get the discount on all!

Enjoy the holiday and come see us soon!

Pat