Fabulous Finishing Ideas

We’re past the half way mark of June but there’s still time to drop off finished pieces during our finishing sale. All finishing dropped off or mailed in during the month of June is 10% off! Beat the holiday rush!

Last weekend I went into New York City and of course I had to stop at one of my favorite stores, Mood Fabrics. Let’s just say that I had myself a little party there and had a huge box shipped home. That store is dangerous!

Linda has been working her finishing magic and playing with some canvases we have in the shop. Take a look at some of the fabulous ideas she has!

This is one of my favorite Amanda Lawford pieces. The colors are just to die for and the piece breaks up into different sections so you really feel a sense of completion when you finish a part. You could add some drop beads into the centers of the diamond patterns for a little something extra(even I would do that beading). The brushed fringe trim would really make this piece pop!

I’ve wanted to stitch this piece from Voila but I kept thinking to myself…what would I do with it? You can go wild on her hair with French and Colonial knots with a few different threads…or even crazier and Turkey Work her hair. Use a little Accentuate on her glasses to make them look reflective. I just loved this fabric and had to have it. I had no idea what I’d do with it but here you go!

We found these tassels last year and have been dying to use them on a piece. This simple piece from Two Sisters can definitely handle the tassels. You could either bead the pineapple if that’s your thing(definitely not mine) or you could tent stitch or do Upright Cross with a gold thread to give the pineapple some weight and texture. The background is wide open for your stitch of choice.

This classy lady is also from Voila. I think our favorite fabric from Mood is this hot pink velvet we’ve used it a lot in our own finishing. And the onion ball trim is something we found at some point and have been dying to use. You could bead her necklace…a girl’s gotta have her bling! A really pretty stitch for her dress with a silk and metallic, like a filler Alicia’s Lace…and she’s ready for a night out on the town!

Tempted? I know I am! But I can’t start one of these pieces right now. I’ve got a long list of pieces that need to be stitched for the Dallas show and a few others for a special event coming this fall. And right now I’m on a painting deadline for the Dallas show so I better stop typing and pick up my paint brush!

Linda has got a few more pieces she’s playing with so stay tuned!

How Time Flies

A year ago we just reopened the store when we moved to our fabulous new location. But we looked like this.

And now we look like this!

We just love our new location. It’s so bright and sunny with so many fabulous displays.

But it’s crazy to me how quickly a year flies by. Where does the time go?

June Newsletter

We have a great lineup of classes this summer.  The July and August schedules will be coming soon!

Needlepoint University

You don’t need to enroll in this school!  Suzie will be hosting a FREE lecture series on Saturday June 15th and 22nd from 10:30-11:30.  She’ll pick a different needlepoint topic each week to discuss.
Here’s the really cool part . . .if you can’t make it to the shop, the lecture will be live streamed on our Facebook page!
We’re bringing The Enriched Stitch to you!

June Trunk Show!!!!
This trunk show is huge!
All trunk show canvases and special orders from the trunk show are 20% off
New Self Finishing Boxes from Planet Earth
 

These boxes fit any 4 inch round design
We have new canvases for these boxes!  All are available for preorder

Stitch Along with Suzie

This could be the biggest thing we’ve launched in a long time!
Starting in July, we’ll be offering a new kit each month.  But that’s not the exciting part.  Each week, a part of the stitch guide will be released for FREE on the blog and on our Facebook page.  You’ll get tons of in depth details about how to stitch the piece along with a free guide!
Stitch along with Suzie in July

The kit comes with all the embellishments.  Wait till you see what goodies I have to add on when it gets finished!

Stitch along with Suzie in August
This design will fit perfectly in the new Planet Earth boxes.  Order one when you order your kit.  I think it will look best in the green box.
Kelly Clark is coming back!
 October 16-18th
She has a brand new design that we are in LOVE with!
We don’t have all the details yet but here’s what we know.
The canvas is 7.25 x 11 on 18 mesh
Class is three days: October 16, 17, 18 from 10-4
Class fee is $300 and includes 3 days of instruction and lunch
We’ll have more details on pricing in a few months after Kelly has stitched it.
Class size is limited to 10 so don’t wait to sign up!
Class fee is due at the time of signing up.  Kit fees are due about one month prior to the class.
 I hope you can make it!  If you’ve never taken a class with Kelly you’re in for a real treat!
Can’t make it?  We’re happy to send you a kit!
Call or email to sign up or to order a kit!
203-210-5107
enrichedstitch@gmail.com
 

Project Pouches

We are loving these new project pouches and they’re only
 $12

Dimensions 10 x 14
Call the shop to order or click on the link below the image to purchase online
 
 
 
New Stitch Guides
 Studio Times
Tuesday 12:30-2:30
Thursday 10:30-12:30
Saturday 10:30-12:30
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
Don’t Miss a Thing!
2019 Finishing Deadlines
Halloween: July 17th
Thanksgiving: August 9th
Early Christmas: August 10th
Includes stand ups, gussetted ornaments, tree toppers and any other more complex finishing
Belts for Christmas: October 1st
Stockings: October 1st
Flat Ornaments: November 1st

Cake Time with Tony

We had the best day yesterday at the shop. Our dear customer, Tony, brought us the most delicious chocolate cake. I what a treat!

Becki even stopped by to join us.

We weren’t celebrating anything in particular…just good friends and good times. But I’ll find any reason to celebrate these days. Finishing radiation last Friday has proved to be a week long celebration. I think I’ll keep it going through this weekend.

Speaking of which, we will be open this Saturday over the holiday weekend from 10-3. Stop by and stitch with us! If you’re looking for cake I have to disappoint you and tell you it’s all gone. My son did a number on it last night!

Tony threatened her bring us another cake next month. This could be the beginning of a fun event at the shop…a little fake and stitching…what could be better?

Spring Cleaning Sale! 25% off all in stock canvases

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Didn’t get what you wanted? Treat yourself to a new canvas or two in our Spring Cleaning sale!

The sale starts tomorrow May 14th and ends on Saturday May 18th.

You can call, email or stop by the shop to purchase. We’ll ship anywhere! Please refer to the frame number ABOVE the picture when you are referencing a canvas. This makes it so much easier to find the canvas you can’t live without.

I’ve noted which pieces have stitch guides so let us know if you’d like to add that and the thread kit to your order. If I didn’t mention a guide, we don’t have one for it.

So, take a good look through at all of our canvases and give us a call or shoot us an email to order. Please don’t make comments on the blog about wanting a canvas. The notifications on the blog don’t come through as quickly as phone calls or emails. If we don’t answer, we’re on the other line helping another customer. So please leave us a message with a phone number that you can be reached at and we will call you back as soon as we finish up with the other customer.

203-210-5107

Enrichedstitch@gmail.com

 

Frame 1

Frame 2- 3D Angels by Tina Griffin

 

Frame 3 – Red Reindeer has a stitch guide

Frame 4 – Tall Santa has a stitch guide

Frame 5

Frame 6 – Snowglobe has a stitch guide

Frame 7 – Complete set comes with stitch guide

Frame 8

Frame 9

Frame 10 – 4 inch inserts or coasters

Frame 11 – Owl and Chickadees have a stitch guide

 

Frame 12 – Hydrangea Basket and Lilac Flower Pot have stitch guides

  

Frame 13

Frame 14 – World Traveler Santa and Woodland Santa available in 2o inch and 30 inch sizes

Frame 15

Frame 16 – Thunder Series (stitch guide included)

Frame 17

Frame 18

Frame 19

Frame 20

Frame 21

Frame 22 – Stocking Cuffs

Frame 23 – Hope, Joy Love and Little Tykes Car have guides

Frame 24 – Stocking Cuffs

Frame 25 – Beatrice Bunny has guide and thread kit

Frame 26

Frame 27

Frame 28 – Hinged Boxes

Frame 29

Frame 30

Frame 31 – All four ladies have guides

 

Frame 32

Frame 33 – 3D Tutu

Frame 34 – Seaside Wreath has Kelly Clark guide

Frame 35 – BluePinwheel Floral has a guide

Frame 36

Frame 37

Frame 38 – Sew Much Fun 3D Elephant

Frame 39

Frame 40 – Birdhouses have a guide

Frame 41 – Bluebird and Flowers Guide

Frame 42

Frame 43 – Three Chickadees has a guide

Frame 44 – All Abstract Animals have stitch guides

Frame 45

Frame 46 – Limited Edition design from Labors of Love.  Includes hand sculpted porcelain head and arms

Frame 47

Frame 48

Frame 49 – Abstract Bears has a stitch guide

Frame 50

Frame 51

Frame 52

Frame 53 – Summer at the Shore has a stitch guide

Frame 54 – Lilac Flower Pot has a stitch guide

Frame 55 – Patchwork of Peace available on 18 or 13 mesh

Frame 56

Frame 57

Frame 58 – Peacock and Two Lovebirds have a stitch guide

       

Frame 59 – All Easter Eggs have guides

Frame 60

Frame 61

Frame 62 – All bird ornaments come with stitch guide

Frame 63

Frame 64

Frame 65

Frame 66

Frame 67

Frame 68 – Bird in Nest guide by Meredith Willet

Frame 69

Frame 70

Frame 71

Frame 72 – Winter and Autumn Topiaries guides by Kelly Clark

Frame 73 – Christmas Trees include guide by Sew Much Fun

Frame 74 – Blue Santa has a guide and the Christmas Trees comes with a guide

Frame 75

Frame 76

Frame 77

Frame 78

Frame 79 – Beach Cocktails include guide

Frame 80

Frame 81

Frame 82 – Melissa Prince Movie Coasters

guides for the following

Breakfast at Tiffanys, Sixteen Candles, Dirty Dancing, Risky Business, Romeo and Juliet

Frame 83

Frame 84

Frame 85

Frame 86

Frame 87

Frame 88

Frame 89

Frame 90

Frame 91

Frame 92

Frame 93

Frame 94

Frame 95 – Melissa Prince Travel Coasters

Frame 96

Frame 97

Frame 98 – Stitch guide for Paint the Town Red (red shoe)

Frame 99

Frame 100 – Independence Cake has a guide

Frame 101

Frame 102

Frame 103

Frame 104

Frame 105

Fame 106

Frame 107

Frame 108 – Scissor Cases and Key Fob

Frame 109

Frame 110

Frame 111

Frame 112

Frame 113

Frame 114

Frame 115

Frame 116 – Tiffany Heart has a guide

Frame 117

Frame 118

Frame 119

Whew!  That’s a lot of canvases!  This might be our biggest sale yet!

Give us a call or email to order!

203-210-5107

enrichedstitch@gmail.com 

Clubs and special orders excluded

 

May Newsletter

Stitch Guides by Suzie Class
We have two spots left in this class! Join Suzie on Saturday May 18th while she takes you through a custom stitch guide for a canvas of your choice!
Suzie will write a customized, typed stitch guide with diagrams for the piece of your choice.  You will learn so many new things!
The canvas must be purchased from The Enriched Stitch and submitted for class by May 8th.  Suzie will pull all the threads necessary to complete your project to go along with your guide.
Come spend the day at the shop with a group of stitchers!
Class Fee: $75 (includes lunch)
Stitch guide prices vary depending on the complexity of the piece
Guide and threads are additional
Give us a call to sign up!
203-210-5107

May Trunk Show!!!!

This trunk show has an ornament for everyone!  Almost all of the canvases come with stitch guides.  They are delightful pieces to stitch and a great way to learn some new stitches.
Buy one canvas receive 10% off
Two canvases are 15% off
Three or more are 20% off
Who could stop at just one with these little cuties?
These stitch up quick and we can have them finished for you in a couple of weeks!

New Stitch Along

Ho Ho Ho
This is like a club but with a twist.  In the first installment you’ll receive the canvas, first part of the guide and the threads for that section.  In the next two installments you’ll receive the guide and threads for those sections.  
Club starts in July.  Sign up by May 15th to be included in the first shipment.

Kelly will be back October 16-18th!
She has a brand new design that we are in LOVE with!
We don’t have all the details yet but here’s what we know.
The canvas is 7.25 x 11 on 18 mesh
Class is three days: October 16, 17, 18 from 10-4
Class fee is $300 and includes 3 days of instruction and lunch
We’ll have more details on pricing in a few months after Kelly has stitched it.
Class size is limited to 10 so don’t wait to sign up!
Class fee is due at the time of signing up.  Kit fees are due about one month prior to the class.
 I hope you can make it!  If you’ve never taken a class with Kelly you’re in for a real treat!
Can’t make it?  We’re happy to send you a kit!
Call or email to sign up or to order a kit!
203-210-5107
enrichedstitch@gmail.com

New Club!

The “Hippity Hoppity Egg Club” is back!
So many people requested that we rerun this club. Your wish is our command!
Sign up by May 15th to be included in the second round of the club that will start in July 

Click here to view all the details

Project Pouches
We are loving these new project pouches and they’re only
 $12

Dimensions 10 x 14
Call the shop to order or click on the link below the image to purchase online
 
 
 
Most Popular Stitch Guides
 Studio Times
Tuesday 12:30-2:30
Thursday 10:30-12:30
Saturday 10:30-12:30
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
Don’t Miss a Thing!
2019 Finishing Deadlines
Fourth of July: March 1st
Halloween: July 17th
Thanksgiving: August 9th
Early Christmas: August 10th

The Birth of a Santa

I’m not getting religious on you…that’s the last thing I want to talk about on my blog. What I’m talking about today is how my new Santas come to life.

I’m sure you’ve seen the new Santa designs I did for the Orlando show. They are 9 inches on 18 mesh or 12 inches on 13 mesh. They were so much fun to paint and stitch!

I stitched the White Santa and the Beach Santa.

Mary Susan stitches the Patriotic Santa and the Courtly Santa.

Kim stitched the Fifth Avenue Santa. Aren’t they fabulous?

So….how do these come to life in the first place?

I started with his face and a rough outline. Kinda strange to see just a face peeking out of a canvas.

Then he starts to get his toys and some color. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to do and hopefully it works out. But sometimes it doesn’t. The Fifth Avenue Santa went through a number of costume changes and almost had scissors taken to him. Lol!

I really have to think about what colors to use where so you don’t get a group of toys that are all the same color together. Balance baby…it’s all about balance.

Sometimes there’s more white paint on my master copy than there is colored paint since I’ve changed the design so many times. But you’ll never know because you’ll never see my masters lol!

Save the Date

Big news here at The Enriched Stitch!  Kelly Clark will be coming back to teach October 16, 17, 18.  She’ll be teaching this fabulous new piece that she designed for us.

I don’t have many details on the class right now but I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up because this class is gonna sell out fast!  Here’s what I know.

The canvas measures 7.25 x 11 on 18 mesh.  (Like we really care how big it is since it’s so fabulous)

Class is three days: October 16, 17, 18

Class fee is $300 and includes three days of instruction from 10-4 and lunch.  The canvas, threads and guide are additional but I have no idea what those prices will be.  But like I said before . . . who cares?  It’s Kelly and a beautiful piece.  I’m sure there will be a little stumpwork, silk ribbon and beads thrown in.  It wouldn’t be a Kelly piece without it!

You can call the shop to sign up and all you’ll pay for right now is the class fee.  The kit fee will be due a month or so before the class.  Class size is limited to 10 so don’t wait!

203-210-5107

April Newsletter

Happy Spring!
Linda has outdone herself with the Easter display.  Just when I thought the bee display from last month was her best yet!

April Trunk Show!!!!

This is our favorite trunk show at the shop!
All trunk show canvases are 20% off
All special orders from Susan Roberts are 20% off during the trunk show.
So many fun designs!  Here’s a few to tempt you.  This trunk show is enormous!


The Spring Needlepoint Show
We had the best time at the show.  It’s so much fun seeing everyone.  We brought home tons of new canvases and also debuted the new canvases from 

There’s a lot more than what is shown here.  We ran out of wall space!

New Club!
The “Hippity Hoppity Egg Club” is back!
So many people requested that we rerun this club. Your wish is our command!
Sign up soon to be included in the first shipment

Click here to view all the details

Project Pouches
We are loving these new project pouches and they’re only
 $12

Dimensions 10 x 14
Call the shop to order or click on the link below the image to purchase online
 
 
 
New Stitch Guides
 Studio Times
Tuesday 12:30-2:30
Thursday 10:30-12:30
Saturday 10:30-12:30
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
Don’t Miss a Thing!
2019 Finishing Deadlines
Easter: Stand Up Eggs – January 2nd/Ornaments March 30th
Fourth of July: March 1st
Halloween: July 17th
Thanksgiving: August 9th
Early Christmas: August 10th

New Designs!!!!

There’s nothing better than a new needlepoint show!  The hotel is buzzing and everyone is so excited.  The show opens in a few hours so I’ve got to make this quick.

I’ve been busy painting new designs over the last six months.  Mary Susan, Kim, Aggie and I have been stitching like crazy.  I love getting a brand new design in and being the first one to stitch it.  Although, by that point, I’ve pretty much stitched it in my head while I was painting it . . .or rather painted it for how I want to stitch it.  Kinda cool . . .a bit of a control freak . . .yes indeed.

You all know and love the artist I translate to canvas, Kim Leo.

Well . . . there’s more!

Don’t you love the bee background I made up?

                                                                                  Can’t wait to stitch this one next!

All the details are up on the website.  Check it out!  I know you’re going to have a busy weekend trolling Facebook and Instagram!