What’s in the Shop Part 1

I have had so many phone calls and emails to see what’s in stock in the shop.  So . . .here’s part 1!  If you see something you love, give me a jingle and refer to the frame number ABOVE the picture.  And remember, you better snatch it up now because we don’t know when our painters are going to be working and shipping again.

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Frame 9

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Frame 11

Frame 12

Frame 13

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Frame 15

Frame 16

Frame 17

Frame 18

Frame 19

That’s just a sampling.  I’ll take more pictures over the next few days and try to get as much on here as possible.

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April Newsletter

It’s a crazy time right now. But we have some exciting things planned that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
We are currently closed to walk in traffic but will leave your packages in our vestibule or ship to you.

ZOOM Online Classes
Zoom classes are SO much fun!
Suzie will be teaching classes virtually.  You can see her clearly and she can see you and your stitching and help you with whatever you’re working on.
You’ll receive an email with an invite to join a paid class.  All you have to do is click on the link to join the class.
We will also have free classes and open stitching times that the links will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
ZOOM Class Schedule
Three Cardinals
Monday April 13th 12-3
Let us know at checkout if you’d like to be part of the class
class size limited to 10 students
Christmas Cutie
Zoom Class 
Monday April 20th 12-2
 
Reindeer and Cardinal
Monday April 27th 12-3
class size limited to 10 students
Thread Tasting Class
FREE CLASS
Suzie will talk to you about different types of threads each week
Tuesdays at 3
Class starts April 7th
The meeting code will be posted on Facebook and Instagram.  The first 100 people can join!
 
Virtual Stitch In
Friday April 3rd at 4
The meeting code will be posted on Facebook and Instagram.  The first 100 people can join!
We’ll have more classes in May!
 
Two New Clubs
Beautiful Ladies Club
4 canvases in total
4 x 4 on 18 mesh
FREE stitch guide for club members
club starts this month!


Pretty Packages Club

4 canvases in total

5 x 5 on 18 mesh

club members receive the guide for FREE!

Click here to sign up

Stitch Along with Suzie
We have a few stitch alongs this month that will also have a class over ZOOM.
 
Busy Bee
Zoom Class
Wednesday April 15th 1-2:30
A quick stitch perfect for the season
Hot Diggity Dog
Zoom Class
Wednesday April 8th 1-2:30
 
April Trunk Show!!!
Colors of Praise

All trunk show canvases and special orders from the trunk show are 20% off

Threads purchased with trunk show canvases are 10% off
New Book
We have Mary Legallet’s new book in stock!
50 for 50
We’ve been doing a little cleaning
Don’t Miss a Thing!

Pushing the Panic Button

Things are crazy in the world right now.  I know we all shouldn’t be so concerned about our needlepoint needs, but what else is there to do these days?  I’m sure you’ve all cleaned out your houses by now and have finished a few projects.  But here’s the scary reality when it comes to the needlepoint industry.

As of right now, a number of our thread companies, two of our biggest, Rainbow Gallery and Kreinik are closed.  Whatever shall we do without those threads?

 I stockpiled threads last week before both companies closed down so I’m good at the shop for now.

That’s only half of what has come in.  I haven’t been able to hang them all up yet because I’ve been so busy.  Good thing the store is closed because it is a disaster right now between all the threads, new canvases and all the kits I’ve been putting together.

Here’s just a few of the kits we have in stock.

 

 

 

The three cardinals is going to be an online class over ZOOM.  The class will be in about two weeks.  If you want to participate, order your kit soon so I can ship it out to you in time.

 

But what are things going to be like a month from now?  How am I going to kit things?

Here’s another problem, perhaps even bigger. Most of our painting services are overseas and the countries are on total lock down.  That means nothing in or out of the countries and none of our painters working.  This could mean that canvases are going to take many months to come in, much longer than usual.  So, if you see a canvas posted online, I would snatch it up because who knows when we’ll get more?

New Stitching!

I feel like I don’t share what I’m stitching with you as often as I used to.  I spend a lot of time stitching new pieces for a show that I can’t share and then I bombard you with tons of new pieces.  Oh well . . . here’s a new unveiling!

Amanda Lawford painted these three designs.  I suggested doing graphic landscape and these are the beauties she dreamed up.

I stitched the Mountain Landscape.  I gotta tell you this was a tricky piece.  I used stitches to create depth and perspective.  I changed the size of the stitches for the water to make it appear to recede.

 

Our dear Becki stitched the Waterfall Landscape.  This piece is stunning!  The water actually looks like it’s moving!

The third piece in the series is the Seaside Landscape.  If I thought the Mountain Landscape was tricky, try stitching a wave and a tide pool!  Let’s just say I ripped out more than I would have liked (which is never).

I just finished writing the guides for these pieces so I can kit them up for you.  They are available through any shop from my wholesale line, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.  I have them in stock, for now.  Who knows when I’ll be getting more.  I’ll tell you more about that in my next blog!  Stay tuned!

Home Sweet Home

We’re all stuck at home right now. And no one is liking it. But, let’s try to stay positive.

Six months ago I painted the HOME series, not knowing all of this would be going on when it was released.

There is an ornament for each month that goes where the O is in home. Interchangeable needlepoint!

Simply have a magnet placed inside the ornament when it gets finished and have another magnet on the back of the HOME design and it will stay in place. How cool is that?

I’m still waiting for one more design to come in as the alternative for the month of December for our Jewish friends.

This is available through my wholesale line, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery and any shop can order it for you.

I can’t wait to stitch this and hang it in my house!

Cyber Class

I know everyone is stuck home and missing the shop desperately.  I miss you all too!  It’s quite lonely here all by myself. But, I’ve got a great solution to our isolation issues.  Let’s have a virtual class over Zoom!

If you haven’t Zoomed with anyone yet, it’s SO much fun!  I Zoomed with some of the girls from the shop this week and with my mom and my sister last night.  Virtual cocktail hour is a blast!  It’s super easy.  You can do it on your phone, iPad or computer.  All you have to do is download the FREE app or make sure you are using Google Chrome as your browser to access it from your computer.  Make sure you allow it to access your microphone and camera.  I’ll email you the invitation to join the class meeting and we’ll all be on the same screen together.  I can see clearly what your working on and you can see my demonstrations clearly.

So, I have 8 kits ready to go for this darling little piece.

I was planning on teaching this at the shop, but I guess the world had other plans.  If you want to participate in the FREE class, since you all would be the guinea pigs, call the shop to order your kit today or tomorrow so I can send them out to you for the virtual class next Friday, April 3rd at 3.  Class will be about an hour or so once we get everyone situated.

You can also order your kit online and let me know if you want to participate in the class.

We all better get cracking on our Christmas projects because the finishing deadline will be here before we know it!

 

I Started It…You Finish It

You all loved this sale last year when I cleaned out my office at home.  Here it is again!  I’ve been cleaning out my house since I’m stuck there so much like everyone else.  All of these pieces I started and know I will never finish.  I hate to see unfinished pieces and I hope these go to a new home that will finish them.

Refer to the frame number ABOVE the canvas when you call or email to order.  The prices are on the canvases and you should be able to read them.  A few you might have to enlarge the picture.

Give me a call to order! 203-210-5107

Frame 1

Frame 2

Frame 3

Frame 4

Frame 5

Frame 6

Frame 7

Frame 8

Frame 9

Frame 10

Frame 11

 

Beautiful Ladies Club

We have a new club to tempt you!  The Beautiful Ladies Club from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.

There are four canvases in total.  Each one is 4 x 4 on 18 mesh.  The club starts in April 2020.  That means we’ll be shipping as soon as we get the threads in.  Gotta keep everyone stitching while we’re stuck at home! The best part of joining one of our clubs is that the stitch guide is FREE for club members

 

You’ll learn how to create these amazing hair styles that you can apply to any canvas.  I think of myself now as an amateur hair stylist but with thread and tiny scissors.

 

You can call the shop to sign up or sign up online.  I’ll be in the shop for as long as I’m allowed.

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New Designs

I just got my website for Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery updated with most of my new designs. A few haven’t come back from the painters so they are missing, but the bulk is up and ready to tempt you!

Be sure to hop over and check it out!

New clutch bags!

New boxes with inserts!

I had so much fun creating these designs. Such a bummer our show has been hopefully only postponed.