Posts Tagged ‘Mill Hill’

Here’s what’s happening this week!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Recently the stitchers who join us for Saturday Stitch have been excited about the Nouveau Encore Designs Name Trees. They found these on the Online Needlework Show this spring and have been stitching up a storm! I thought I’d share mine with you as I just finished stitching in this morning.

I had to find something to do on this fabric from Picture this Plus called Jaz!

I had to find something to do on this fabric from Picture this Plus called Jazz!

These are fun to stitch and very quick – two evenings and one morning stitching session! You’ll find out how to order here!

I used the hand dyed fabric with ThreadworX floss for the name and Splendor from Rainbow Gallery for the center post. The pattern had a chart for the star at the top but I think I’ll use the Mill Hill Treasure and the tiny stars and hearts to decorate the tree.

This view might make it easier for you to see the name!

Stitch first name or last name, these make great gifts!

Stitch first name or last name, these make great gifts!

Any name or word available so just let me know what works for you!

March, 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Luck ‘o the Irish is back! This year we’ll celebrate the 17th, 18th and 19th so make your list, place your order and we’ll have a customer in the shop pull your coin to discover the discount. Remember that discounts range from 15% to 50%  and last year an in-store customer pulled a 15% for herself and a 35% for the online order so come play with us, you may win big!

For those of you close enough to come visit, tea and scones, Celtic music and lots of great merchandise await you.  Everyone wins on this special weekend!

Even better, we have the Threaded Needle Designs trunk show here now. Tracey puts together kits for Ann Paxton, Deb Moffet-Hall, Chris Manes, and of course for Threaded Needle Designs. Lots of goodies in this show and several new kits and patterns. You’ll have to come see as I’ll be busy making scones and can’t be sure I’ll get all the new items on the website in time for the Luck ‘o the Irish! See what we already have online here.

As part of the Trunk Show we’ll be hosting an in-and-out class in beading. Just buy one of the kits, find a spot at the table, and we’ll help you get started learning the basics of beading! Price of the kit is cost of the class so you’ll never have a chance to learn that’s any less expensive than that! If you’ve looked at the beading things here in the shop and wished you knew how, take advantage of this great offer.

Needlework Hideaway is the 31st of March thru the 3rd of April so the shop will be closed March 31, April 1 and 2. I’ll be shipping all orders that come in during that time on April 4th.

A local customer is interested in setting up a Round Robin stitching group here in Union County area. If you want more information just call the shop or drop in and we’ll talk about it. A Round Robin is a fun way to meet new stitchers and receive a piece of needlework stitched by other stitchers to your specifications. You choose the theme and set the parameters, send off the piece and when you see it again it’s all stitched. You get to stitch on the pieces chosen by the others in your group so you have stitching opportunities different from what you might choose. I’ve participated in a couple of Round Robins in the past and had a great time with it. Call!

See you soon!

New Contest!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

We have a number of new Bead kits and patterns on the way.  Below is a photo of one of the new items. The first person who posts a comment here with the correct name of the Designer of this piece and the url of the designer’s page on our site will receive the chart. Check out Stitcher’s Workshop now to see if you can determine which Bead Designer has created this piece. The piece is not there so you’re going to have to figure it out based on the style of the designer.

Important, you need to post the url from the page on our website in the comments section of this Blog to win!

We have a Winner!

Click on Comments to see all the entries and the winner.

Thanks for playing along…

Do you recognize the designer of this piece?

Do you recognize the designer of this piece?

Hurry, post your selection in the Comments section and win this great chart! I will notify the person who wins and then approve all the comments after we have a winner. Good Luck!

Customer Christmas Spirit

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Here’s a photo to get you totally in the Christmas spirit! A customer recently brought some of her creations to the shop to share what it is she does with all the beautiful threads she buys. These are Temari balls, an ancient Japanese craft, originally a child’s toy.  Aren’t these lovely? I can tell you this child wants one!

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren't these beautiful?

The threads she uses include DMC perle #5, Kreinik Braids and Rainbow Gallery Braids. You could also decorate with beads and treasures or choose some of the other wonderful decorative threads.

To learn more about Temari, visit  http://www.temari.com where you’ll find background information and instructions for creating your own Temari!

Can you find me?

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Rhonda is working on this piece and brought it to the shop to select another thread she needed. I was so intrigued that I thought we might have a little fun with it. Here is the picture of Rhonda with the piece. Can you guess what design she’s working on? Somewhere on the website you’ll find the chart for this design. Each week we’ll post a new photo of Rhonda’s progress on the piece so if you can’t tell what it is this week be sure to come back next week to see if you can tell then. It will be fun to see how much of this piece needs to be stitched before someone can identify it!

This is the first hint, can you tell which design this is?

This is the first hint, can you tell which design this is?

Of course, if you have a contest, you have to have a prize so the first person to email the correct chart name and location on our website (just copy and paste the url in the email) will receive a copy of the chart! This is not a $5 chart but I can’t tell you how much it is because that is too much of a clue…  Have fun with this!