Have you stopped by the shop lately?

I know many of you who read my blog live too far away to come to the store.  Even though I know you are dying to!

But, if you are local, be sure to stop by.  We did some remodeling between Christmas and New Year’s.  We took down some canvas boards . . .changed the lights . . .and voila!  The store is so much brighter and open.

We have more room for you to sit and stitch.

And we’re not done yet!  We’re moving threads around and creating new displays.

After almost five years it was time to freshen up the place.  And boy did we!

Suzie’s Surprises

Do you follow us on Facebook?  If not . . .you’re going to want to now.  Every day, Tuesday-Saturday, I’ll be posting “Suzie’s Surprise.”

Basically, it’s a deal of the day.  I’ll feature a canvas and the threads that I would use on that design.

  Here’s the best part . . .the complete kit will be 10% off that day only for the first person who calls to order it.

 But wait . . .there’s more!  You’ll receive a FREE stitch guide with the kit. Yep . . .you read that right.

So, if you don’t follow us on Facebook, click here and like our page.

I bet you’re dying to know what the first canvas is.  Here’s a sneak peek.

But you’ll have to wait till tomorrow!

Fresh from the Showroom Floor

I just about flipped when I saw these new designs from Colonial Needle. They are really contemporary and fresh designs that come in various sizes for all of the self finishing products that they carry.

I was hoping someone would come out with new designs for the little 3 inch round jewelry boxes that we all love and adore and stitch up quickly as last minute gifts.

They come as shown below.  However, I will personalize a letter on the three inch round designs for you at no extra charge.  I working on this one for myself.  A rare treat to stitch something for myself. LOL!  So Tory Burch!

Snap trays make a great gift . . .especially for guys.

I love the turquoise box they call a sewing tool box.  I think it makes a lovely jewelry box, as well.

And these little bags are just too cute!

These designs are the creation of Tom, who’s father owns Colonial Needle.  Here’s all the designs from SOS Designs . . .also known as “Son of a Stitch.”  Get it?

As I said earlier, the designs come in seven different shapes and sizes.

Hopefully I will finish mine today or tomorrow.  I’ll be sure to post it when I’m done.  Maybe I’ll even make a video showing you just how easy it is to insert the canvas into the box.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s a few of our favorite pieces celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Can you tell we like hearts?

This little cutie is from the Pepperberry Trunk show which is in the store through February.  All of the trunk show canvases are 20% off!

We hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones!

Hippity Hoppity . . .Easter is on the Way

I think I need a twelve step program for my Easter and bunny canvas addiction.  Isn’t admitting it the first step? LOL!

When I saw these new eggs by Kelly Clark at market I had to have them.  Apparently so did Becki and Mary Susan.  We stitched a few up nearly over night.  So, we decided to do a club.

The club will start in early April. I order the canvases as I receive the sign ups.  So don’t wait to sign up up or you might not receive your first canvas in April.  We’ll send all the threads with the first kit so there’s no keeping track of threads that came in earlier kits.  A lot of people have requested this and I think it’s a great idea.  I’d much rather have all my threads in one place.

I’m just a few beads shy of finishing this one.  I was gonna pop over to the store today but apparently the parking lot there is a sheet of ice.  Should be cleared up by tomorrow since it’s going to warm up.  But it’s not like I don’t have anything else to stitch. LOL!

Each canvas is $75 and includes the stitch guide.  We’re still putting the final touches on two of them so the thread list isn’t complete yet.  But, I can tell you that the three of us used many of the same threads throughout the series so there is plenty of repeat.

You can sign up by calling the shop or click here to sign up online.  There is a $150 deposit to sign up and we’ll disperse the deposit over four of the canvases and the fifth one will be at no extra charge since you’ve already paid for it!

I’ll be sure to post the other two canvases as soon as they are done!

Stitch Guide Sale

Just because we love our customers so much . . .  all of our stitch guides in the online store are 20% off through Tuesday February 14th!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Here’s how it works.  Purchase the guide in our online store.  You will receive a confirmation email after your purchase with the link to download the guide.  The trick is that you have three days to download the file.  After that . . .the link expires.  So, be sure to download right after you purchase.

There are about 100 guides that you can download. How cool is this that they will just show up on your computer?

Enter the coupon code SG20 at the checkout to receive the discount.

(The SG is capitalized.)

 If you forget, there’s not much I can do about it once the sale is final.  So make sure you put that in, just like you would in using a discount code at any online retailer.

Click here to go to our online store.

Happy Shopping!

Thread Sale – 20 Threads for $60

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to one of our favorite threads, Vineyard Strandable Merino.  It is a lovely fine wool, reminiscent of Medici wool that we all loved.  Wiltex Threads has decided to discontinue the line.  Sad, but true.

So, we’re clearing out to make room for some of the new threads I bought at market.

Look at how beautiful the colors are.  So sad.  Truly sad.

 Limited Time Offer!!!

20 assorted skeins of Vineyard Strandable Merino for $60!!!  The thread typically retails for $6.50.  So this is MORE than a 50% discount!!

We’ll select a nice assortment of the threads and pop them in the mail to you.

You can order in our online store with one click!

Christmas in April?

I stitched up this darling Santa by Susan Roberts around the holidays.  So many people have seen him in the shop and asked me to teach a class on him.  Your wish is my command!

The class will be held on either Friday April 21st 9-2 or Saturday April 22nd 10-3.  You can pick either day to attend the class.  This way you have plenty of time to get him stitched and up on your tree this Christmas.

I wish he photographed better because his coat is exquisite!

You can choose just the front canvas or both.  Up to you.  But I will say that the back was so much fun to do and so much faster than the front.  I was smart this time and stitched the back first because I knew I would never get it done otherwise.

You must sign up or order your kit by February 28th to have your canvas in time for the class.  The reason I say this is that I only order canvases for people who have registered for the class or who have ordered a kit.  The canvases can take up to 8 weeks for me to receive them from the designer.  They don’t just shoot out of a printer!  But more on that on a blog later in the week.

Here’s the nitty gritty on pricing.

Front Canvas: $130

Back Canvas: $123

The thread kit for the front canvas is $255.  But here’s the kicker. . . the additional threads for the back canvas are only $43.

The class fee is $50 and includes lunch.  If you can’t make the class or want to ghost the class, there is no class fee.  The stitch guide is $65.

Unfortunately Santa is not in the store right now.  He has been sent out to the finisher to be made into a tree topper.  I can’t wait to get him back!  I may even do the Nautical Santa like this from Susan Roberts.  That’s if I can sneak him into the stitching lineup.

Give us a call at the shop to sign up!  But like I said . . .you must sign up by February 28th.  I hope you can join me!



I love me some Tom Brady and the Patriots.  I know not all of you were rooting for New England, but I’m a New England girl through and through.

I’m not really a big football fan, but hubby loves the Pats.  I decided to actually watch the game with him last night.  For those of you who live in a hole . . .I’ll fill you in.  It was an AMAZING game!  We were on the edge of our seats.

I will confess that I have a things for Tom Brady.  I mean . . .who wouldn’t?  He’s HOT!

I was inspired this morning to paint a canvas commemorating Superbowl 51.  I thought this could be a great Christmas ornament for hubby this year.  (Always thinking ahead . . .lol!)

If you’re lost (like I was at first last night) . . .it stand for “Greatest of all Time.”  And Tom’s number is featured on it.

It’s 4 inches round on 18 mesh.  We’re taking orders for it now.  The canvas is $45 and we expect to receive them in about 6-8 weeks.  You can call the shop to order or order online.

I might just become a regular Sunday football watcher.  Too bad I have to wait till next season!