Shark Week started yesterday.  A VERY big deal in our house.  My son, Trip, is obsessed with sharks.  We’ve seen all the movies.  Yes . . .I’ve let him watch them.  I figure that they can’t be nearly as bad as the shark attacks he watches on YouTube.  LOL!

So, of course I’ve stitched him a few shark pieces since the obsession began over a year ago.

Last summer I stitched the Jaws movie coaster by Melissa Prince.

 That one is framed and hanging over his bed.

Notice the shark game he’s playing in the background. . .lol

His Christmas ornament this year was supposed to be the shark mini stocking from Kathy Schenkel.

He was at the store when the box of finishing arrive a few weeks ago and snatched it up right away and wanted to take it home.  Now it’s hanging from a knob on one of my kitchen cabinets.  The scuba diver is painted with blonde hair.  But of course I had to change it to “strawberry brown” as he refers to his hair  color.  Don’t ever tell him he has red hair.  The shark in him comes out!



30% off All In Stock Canvases

Here it is. . .flash sale number 2.

30% off all in stock canvases!!!!

10% off stitch guides and thread kits for any piece that has an in house stitch guide/kit

We’ll try to let you know if there is a stitch guide available.  Things get crazy during a sale.  So feel free to ask if there is a guide for the canvases you are purchasing.

Sale ends Saturday July 22nd.  Clubs and special orders are excluded.

Refer to the frame number under the picture when you call or email to order or for more information.  Some canvases are featured in multiple pictures.  This does not mean that we have multiple copies.

If you can’t get through to us, please leave a message with your name and number and which frames and canvases you are interested in.  We will get back to you as soon as we can!


Frame 1




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5657 58 59 60 61 6263 646566676869 – Christmas Crackers70 – Children’s Rug/Wall Hanging71- Cuff bracelets72 737475767778798081
90919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139 – Stocking Cuffs140 – Stocking Cuffs
141142143144145146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183 – Christmas Triptych with Frame184- Nativity Triptych with Frame 185186187

Phew!!!! That’s a lot of pics!  The largest sale I’ve ever posted.


A Little Love for a Great Cause

A month or so ago I shared with you that my son is Autistic, which was a really hard blog for me to write, if I’m being honest.  I designed a canvas to support the charity Autism Speaks.  I think it’s important to do whatever we can do to raise awareness for any cause, whatever it is.

Last week I received my Autism heart back from the finisher.

She did a bang up job! I found these adorable charms on Etsy to hang from the bottom of the heart.  We have a limited amount of the charms for the finishing in stock.  So, if you want those, now is the time to order.

You can order online or by calling the shop. 203-210-5107

I’d love to hear your suggestions for other causes and charities that I can design a canvas to benefit that charity.


A Weekend with Jo and Beatrice

It’s been so crazy lately I haven’t had a chance to tell you about Jo Christensen’s classes.

The “Canvas Empowerment” class was SO informative.

Jo had a stitch plan prepared for each student and the specific piece that they chose to work on during class.  She talked about understanding canvases from an artistic perspective and what types of stitches and threads to use.

Kate Dickerson joined us for the class with Beatrice the bunny.

This piece is amazing!  We have one kit left in stock.  This piece is exclusive to where Jo teaches the class. So, if you want Beatrice to come home with you, here’s your chance!


Flash Sale #1

All bags, books and accessories featured on the blog are 30% off!  Now through Saturday July 15th.

This is the first of a number of flash sales that will pop up over the next few weeks.  We can hold your order until all of the sales are over to save you on shipping.  Give us a call at the shop to place an order.



5 x 5 acrylic coaster

Kindle covers (also fits an ipad mini but not technically for it)

The “Tony” bag by Hug Me bags



What a Weekend!

Fourth of July weekend is like Christmas for my husbands’s family.  I guess it’s the high holiday for boaters lol!

This weekend started back last Thursday on our 15th wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since we got married.  Might be time for an upgrade.  (Just kidding)

So Thursday night Ray, Trip and I went to dinner at our favorite restaurant on the water in the marina where my in laws live on their boat.  Yep . . .you read that right.  They love on a boat and have for 18 years.

Friday night Ray and I went out to a fabulous dinner alone at the restaurant in South Norwalk where we got back together 17 years ago.  I have to give my husband the credit for that idea.

Friday and Saturday were crazy at the store and then I had to scoot up to my sister in law’s house for “Christmas in July.”  (I wasn’t kidding there.)

Ray’s sister, Christine, comes up for the holiday weekend from Panama.  It’s the only time of year we get to visit with her.  So it’s a really big deal for our family.

I crashed on Saturday night by 10 o’clock.  I was shot.

Sunday we were off to the boat.

The boys spent the afternoon on the water and I hung out and stitched with my mother in law on her boat.

I got a little time to myself on Monday during the day since my husband was working from home.  Then off we went again to the fireworks.

Tuesday we were off an running to our boat for another beautiful day on the water.

 I’m not sure which view I liked better. . .my canvas or my little guy having a ball in the water.   I had to grab a Kate Dickerson piece from the current trunk show.  You know me!

What a whirlwind of a weekend.  Not a lot of stitching time but so much fun!

July Newsletter

Summer Fun and Savings!
Summer Savings!
Throughout the month of July we will be having tons of sales and promotions.  Be sure to follow along via email and the blog so you don’t miss out.
There will be canvas sales, thread sales, accessories sales and a few surprises thrown in.  We can combine your orders until all of the promotions are done to save you on shipping.
Join us at our 2018 retreat
Needlepoint in New England
Registration is open for this amazing retreat!
April 27-29, 2018
The Greenwich Hyatt
Some classes are almost full so don’t wait to sign up to make sure you get your first choice of class!
Look at the lineup of teachers and classes!
Kelly Clark – Seashell Wreath
(almost full)
Becki Gebhardt – Stormy Weather by Leigh Designs

Toni Gerdes – Fire & Ice

Suzie Vallerie – New England Santa by Amanda Lawford

Sandra Arthur – Winter Cardinal by Maggie

(almost full)

Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper

(almost full)

Aggie Aspinwall – Autumn Rake by Maggie

Mary Susan Muirhead – Floral Bouquet by Maggie

All of the details are on the website.  You can register onlineor by calling the shop.  Picture yourself in a wonderful three day class of stitching . . .we hope you join us!

12 Days of Christmas Wreath Club

Our latest club starts shipping at the end of the month. Sign up now to be included in the first shipment.
Click here to sign up online or call the shop on Wednesday after the holiday weekend.
One canvas . . .one finishing . . .
4 installments

Kelly Clark is Coming!
Last Call For
“Rooster Kitchen Collage”
August 9-11

Join Kelly for three days while she takes you through this fabulous piece!  The canvas measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 . . .a lovely small project.

The first two days of class will spent learning this piece.  On day three, you have the choice of getting more help on this piece or choose any piece designed by Kelly and she will give you ideas and stitch suggestions.
Hydrangea Basket Class
Thursday July 20th
Taught by Suzie Vallerie
Call the shop to sign up or for more information
Kits available to ghost the class
Halloween Feet Club
Our newest quickie club starts in September.
5 inch rounds on 13 mesh.
Perfect “purse pieces!”
Studio Time
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Friday 10:30-12:3- with Suzie
Saturday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Not local?  We do Skype and Facetime lessons, as well.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
Canvas Embellishment Class
Saturday August 19th 9:30-3:30
Have you ever wanted a custom stitch guide?  Well here’s your chance! 
Submit your canvas by July 15th and Suzie will write a custom stitch guide just for you! Class will be spent going over your personalized stitch guide, so that you leave with no questions unanswered. Class size is limited to 6 students.
Class fee $100 and includes lunch.  Canvas must be purchased from The Enriched Stitch.  Threads and stitch guide fee additional.
Finishing Deadlines
Halloween: August 1st
Thanksgiving/Hannukah: August 10th
Christmas: August 19th
Happy Independence Day!
Summer at the Shore
stitched by Suzie Vallerie
(stitch guide available)
stitched by Mary Susan Muirhead
(stitch guide available)
Flags on a Clothesline
stitched by Suzie Vallerie
(stitch guide available)
Welcome Flip Flops
stitched by Aggie Aspinwall
(stitch guide available)

Painted Pony Galleried Artists Trunk Show

I just love trunk shows.  The Painted Pony Galleried Artists trunk show was delivered Thursday afternoon just as we were closing.  Yesterday morning while I was unpacking the trunk show a few pieces flew out immediately to our customer’s stashes.

This is just a small sampling of what we received.  Click on the links below to see the featured artists.

Lynne Andrews

Diane Ulmer Pederson

Mary Engelbreit

Two Bananas Designs

Any of the in stock canvases from these artists are 20% off now through July 29th.  All special orders from these collections are 15% off.  What a way to start to the holiday weekend!  We’re open till 3 today, as usual.  So stop by and check out the trunk show if you’re local.  If not, give us a buzz!

We will be closed Sunday-Tuesday and will reopen on Wednesday the 5th.

You might disagree

But we LOVE Tom Brady at The Enriched Stitch. Mary Susan just got her GOAT canvas back from the finisher. 

And yes…that’s Tom’s number in the letters. If you’re a Patriots fan, or have someone in your life who is, then this is a must stitch.

Mary Susan bought ribbon on Etsy to finish off the ornament. Let us know if you want to purchase the ribbon when you get your canvas. The ribbon is limited edition at the shop.

Now I have to stitch my husband one of them!

Summer Sips Club

I’ve been doing a TON of stitching over the last week since I tore my calf muscle.  There’s worse things I could be doing lol!  If you know me at all,  it’s hard for me to sit still.  My fingers hurt!

I’ve been having so much fun stitching the “Summer Sips” by Leigh Designs.  So let’s do a club!

Here’s how it works.

There are 8 canvases in total.  You must select a minimum of 4 canvases and kits to participate in the club.  You can select between 4-8 canvases.  If you opt for all 8 canvases you will receive the last canvas for FREE!

$108/canvas.  Includes stitch guide.  Thread kits TBD.  Entire thread kit will ship with first canvas.

You can sign up online or by calling the shop. 203-210-5107

If you sign up online, please write in your order notes which canvases you would like.

The sign up deposit is $108 and will be applied towards one of the canvases.

The club starts in August so don’t wait to sign up.  You don’t want to miss the first shipment!

The stitch guides are by yours truly.

The Pina Colada is definitely my favorite.

I’m waiting for the crystals to come for the background. Gotta love Swarovski crystals!


Strawberry Daiquiri 

Lemon Drop


Cuba Libre

Bloody Mary

Wait till you see our finishing idea for this.  I’m looking forward to spending the evening finishing Cuba Libre.  I’m saving my favorite for last . . .guess which one.