Friday, February 27, 2015

News from Stitcher's Treasures

     I am sorry to say that I cannot attend  the Nashville Market.  I had originally planned on attending but a family illnesses has thrown a wrench into the works.  I will be ordering new products once the show closes and they let the non attendees have some fun!

     The needlepoint canvases and accessories from the Phoenix show are arriving now and we have rearranged all the needlepoint boards to accommodate them.  Here is a picture of the first board which we have affectionately named our "attitude board".

    Oh yippee! The UPS man just arrived and the Dovo Scissors are here.  I have a weakness for scissors.  Thank God I didn't order any for myself.

     We have a new cabinet in the shop that has glass doors on both sides.  Some of our models have found a new home in a new cabinet.  Come in and check it out.

    The Whimsey and Grace order should be here next week.  They are wonderful 3 dimensional stars with beads so that you can use them as a stand up or a tree topper for your Christmas Tree. We also ordered the Gingerbread Men ~ such fun for a kitchen!

     Here is the work in progress picture of the Patchwork of Peace that I have been trying to get finished.  Do you ever get so close to a finish and get so anxious that you just want it done?  Well that is where I am right now on this piece. Maybe by this weekend I can have it finished. 

     As for our classes, Dorothy will be here the end of March to teach the Puzzle Purse by Jean Hilton.  Of course, there are always color choices to be made and I have the thread list if you are signed up for the class.  You also have the choice of doing it as a purse or as a flat piece for framing or pillow.  The model of the flat piece is already in the shop and the purse should be here soon. Come by and take a look so you don't miss out on the class.   There is pre-stitching that needs to be done before the first class.  Here is a picture for you:

     So I going to go now and get the scissors into the inventory and maybe try to get a bit of stitching on the flag.  Hope to see you soon,  

Happy Stitching,                                           



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What's New At Stitcher's Treasures

I actually started this post last week and got bogged down with what to say.  This week I have no

First at 9:09 am our Granddaughter presented us with our first Great-Granddaughter.  Her name is Elayna and she weighed it at 4 lb 13 oz and is 18 inches long.  So the joy all those years with children has just tripled with the Great-Grandchild era.  I am not sure how I feel about it 'cause I don't feel old enough to be in this era.  I am elated to have a new gift from God in our family and I pray for the new family beginning their lives together.

We have had the good fortune of acquiring an abundance of canvases.  Most of them are up on the website for you to peruse.  They are from many different designers i.e. Melissa Shirley, Danji, Alexa, Associated Talents, etc. and some of  them are on the 50% sale page.  Time to take advantage of the fun canvases that we have.

I have also have decided to discontinue the Anchor #5 & #8 Pearl Cotton.  This was very difficult decision as I have always liked the Anchor fibers.  Since they decided to discontinue #12 and #3 and some of the colors in #8 and #5, I feel it is better to provide you all with the matching colors across all the sizes and I can do that with DMC.  So we are bringing in those in #3, #5, #8 and #12. It will take a bit of time to do all of that but if you come in and we don't have a color you want, we will order it and fill in the line as soon as we can.  We have already made a good dent into the collection!

The Second in the Hanukkah Series has arrived and we have one more spot open if you want to join the club.  The canvases are $55.00 per month for the next 7 months plus the first 2 that are already out. When finished you can also purchase an amazingly beautiful wooden Menorah with dowels for the finished needlepoints.  Here is a picture of the finished Menorah.

We will be starting on the Raymond Crawford Halloween Train on February 21st.  I am so looking forward to the start of this project.  Nancy has done a wonderful job on her rendition of  the project that was shown in the Needlepoint Now Magazine.  If you want to join us please let me know as I am in the process of ordering the threads and the remainder of the canvases needed.  It will be a fun class.  

In March we will be offering the Puzzle Purse by Jean Hilton,  It can be done as a purse or as a flat piece that can be made into a picture or a pillow. Here is a picture of  the one done flat.  The purse model is still in the works.  So stay tuned.

We will be offering six seasonal baskets through The Artists Collection.  We are going to start this group the end of April with the summer basket.  It will be done every other month and that will give you the ability to finish it before the next season arrives.  They are small pieces and easy to complete.  Here is a link to the page that the information is on for this club: .

We have done some remodeling in the shop and added some trellis to help accommodate the additional canvas that are here and the others that will be arriving soon.

Well that is it for now.  Come by and see us soon.

Happy Stitching,