Sale on Bags

Sadly, summer is over. But I’ll be honest…I LOVE the fall. We’ve got lots of new things coming in for the holiday season so we need to make a little room in the shop. All the bags featured below are 50% off! They are on sale while supplies last. The prices are featured above the picture of the bags.

Frame 1- Original Price $40. Now $20

Frame 2 – Original Price $75.  Now $37.50

Frame 3- Original Price $40. Now $20

Frame 4 – Original Price $68.  Now $34

Frame 5 – Original Price $68.  Now $34

Frame 6 – Original Price $15.  Now $7.50

 

Frame 7- Original Price $30.  Now $15

 

Frame 8 – Original Price $25.  Now $12.50

 

Frame 9- Original Price $68.  Now $34

Give us a call!  203-210-5107

Halloween Sale

Halloween is over but it’s never too early to get started on decorations for next year.

All in stock Halloween canvases are 30% off now through November 10th.  Give us a call if there’s anything that catches your eye!

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November Newsletter

We’ve got a lot going on here at The Enriched Stitch.  Wouldn’t have it any other way!
Associated Talents Trunk Show
All in stock and special orders from trunk shows are 20% off!

 

 

 

 

Click here to see the full collection of designs
Give us a call to place trunk show orders or stop by the shop and see the show in person!
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Melissa Prince Meet and Greet
Stop by the shop on Friday November 30th and meet the one and only Melissa Prince!  She’ll have a bunch of canvases with her and we have a ton in the shop already.  You don’t want to miss this!
On Saturday December 1st, Suzie will be teaching an embellishment class from 10-3 on any Melissa Prince canvas.  There’s two spots still available in class so don’t wait too long to sign up!
 Pick any of her designs (as long as it’s in stock) and Suzie will select stitches and threads for your piece.

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Melissa also released a new design
 “Paint the Town Pink”
Preorder your kit now by calling the shop.  Suzie will be stitching the piece and writing a guide.

It’s 5 x 5 on 18 mesh and would look fabulous in our hot pink lacquer box!

Winter Class Schedule
The schedule isn’t complete yet, but here’s a few classes to tempt you.  The complete class schedule will be announced in a few weeks.
January
12th: Canvas Embellishment with Suzie
17th: Ribbon 101
24th: Silly Little Birds
26th: Thunder Series
February
7th: Ribbon 101
14th: Heart Embellishment
21st: Mary Susan’s Bee
23rd: Canvas Embellishment with Suzie
March
16th: Canvas Embellishment with Suzie
There will be more classes and details to come
Stitching Groups
Would you like to plan a trip to The Enriched Stitch?  We will customize a class for your stitching group and you can have Suzie to yourselves!  Our dates are filling up fast.  Give the shop a call to talk to Suzie about setting up a special event for you and your friends!
Last Minute Gifts
Finishing deadlines have come and gone for this holiday season, but don’t worry . . .you can still make a gift for someone “needlepoint worthy”
These custom boxes have a 5 x 5 opening, which can fit that size canvas or a 4 x 4 with a matte or a border added to it.  


They come in 6 colors

And of course . . .black

 
  They make the most beautiful gift and you can have them finished for the holidays.
You can call the shop to order or order them in the online store.  Just click on the color you want and it will take you right to it.
Self Finishing Coasters
If you’re in a bind for finishing for a gift, these coasters fit any 4 x 4 canvas!  Trim the edges and pop the canvas in and you’re done!
New Stitch Guides
You know we’re always busy stitching and writing guides.  Here are the newest ones available.
Holiday Hours
 Thanksgiving Week
Tuesday November 20th 10-3
Wednesday November 21st 10-12
Closed Thanksgiving
Open Friday November 23rd 10-3
Open Saturday November 24th 10-3
 
We will be closed December 23rd-January 1st for the holidays.  We’ll be back on January 2nd with regular business hours
Studio Times
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Thursday 10:30-12:30 with Suzie
Saturday 10:30-12:30 with Suzie
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
Valentine’s Day: December 1st
Easter: January 2nd
Fourth of July: March 1st
Halloween: July 17th
Thanksgiving: August 9th
Early Christmas: August 10th

Funky Flowers Club

Introducing our newest club!

 

There are 4 canvases in total.  4 x 4 on 18 mesh.  Perfect size and a quick stitch!  Each kit includes the canvas, stitch guide and threads.

There’s lots of fun flower techniques and so much more packed into these little guys

 

                                                                                                

The club starts January 2019 (I can’t believe I’m talking about 2019).  You must sign up by December 1st to be included in the first shipment.

You can sign up online by clicking here or give us a jingle at the shop.

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Here’s the best part about these 4 x 4 canvases . . .they fit perfectly into the self finishing coasters.  Pick your color coaster, trim the edges and pop them in!  And you’re done!  These were SO much fun to stitch.  I hope you join in the fun!

Mark Your Calendars!

Melissa Prince will be in the shop on November 30th!

So pack your bags and take a road trip to The Enriched Stitch!  Melissa is coming all the way from Dallas and will be here for a meet and greet and will have a suitcase of canvases with her.  (Not like I don’t have tons of her canvases in the shop already. LOL!)

Melissa is a dear friend of mine.  We spend hours on the phone nearly every day.  She has been a mentor and friend to me and is just the coolest chick!  You’re gonna love her!

To top things off, I’ll be teaching and embellishment class the day after on December 1st for ANY Melissa Prince canvas.  There will be plenty to choose from.  But, if there’s something in particular you want to work on during class, let me know as soon as possible so I can make sure she has it in stock and brings it with her.

You all know by now I’ve stitched a ton of her designs.

I just love them!

They’re fresh and funky, with lots of room to play with stitches and techniques.

 

Class is limited to 6 people and will run from 10-3 on Saturday December 1st.  Class fee is $75 and includes lunch and a ton of fun and wild ideas for your canvas.  Give the shop a call to sign up!  203-210-5107

Pop on over to her website to see the full line and let me know what you want to work on during class. Good luck picking just one!

 

Paint the Town Pink

Break out the bubbly!  There’s a new Melissa Prince design!

“Paint the Town Pink”

I can’t wait to get a needle in this new canvas!   I have it all planned out how I’m going to stitch it.   Beads on the shoes. . .metallics on the Eiffel Tower . . .and I’ve got some fun ideas for the background, champagne flute . . .and oh the flowers!  They’re gonna be really cool.   You know I’ll be writing a guide for this and kitting it up.  Give the shop a call if you’d like to preorder your kit.  203-210-5107

It measures 5 x 5 on 18 mesh.  Just like “Paint the Town Red”

Melissa and I collaborated on this piece for my “Go Red with Thread” fundraiser a few years back.   I loved stitching the first one SO much that I am so excited she designed another one like it.

  Melissa is a breast cancer survivor . . .22 years cancer free!  SO this is a really important piece for her.  A portion of the proceeds from the design will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Stitch one for someone you know . . .or simply because it’s so darn pretty!

 

It’s Been Too Long

I haven’t blogged in forever! You must be missing me terribly. LOL! To be honest, I’ve been a little burnt out after the Dallas show. I didn’t want to look at a canvas, no less stitch one. Needlepoint overload!

But, I’m back in the saddle. My needle has been burning through this canvas by Melissa Prince.

I know . . .her again. LOL! I just love her designs. And I needed a design with really calming, muted colors after all the bright designs I’ve been stitching for the last few months.

I don’t usually share my works in progress. But since I’m nearly done, I figure I’ll have it finished and the guide written by the time we can get kits together.

I have to be honest . . .this piece is really difficult! It’s hard to do it justice. I’ve actually ripped things out a number of times, which I only do under penalty of death.

I started with the blue pumpkin. Let’s just say my first attempt did NOT work out. I had used two strands of a Silk ‘n Colors and it was too heavy. All the beautiful shading got totally covered up.

I think I like what’s going on now. I need to get a little more in and then I’ll decide. But I like the texture the stitch is giving to the pumpkin. I’ve spent WAY too much time looking at images of pumpkins lately.

Next I moved on to the crow since I was frustrated with all things pumpkin at that point. I found some threads in a Thanksgiving kit I bought years ago (and of course haven’t finished) that I thought would be fun in this piece.

 

The top of the hat is not for the feint of heart. It’s that dreaded Buttonhole on Bar. I hate doing it but I love how it came out. What was really hard about the crow was his body. I had to figure out where to delineate between the breast, the wing and the tail feathers. So, I decided to use two different stitches and stop them where the shading became more pronounced. I just have to bead the moon and the spider and then he’s done!

I waited as patiently as I could to stitch the sunflowers. I try to leave ribbon work till the end so it doesn’t get messed up after I’ve spent so much time making each petal look the way I want it.

I had no idea what the center things was supposed to be so I asked Melissa. Apparently it’s a budding sunflower. Google that. It’s really quite interesting. I can’t wait to show you what I have in mind for that.

The leaves were tricky because of the shading again. It’s been a while since I’ve stitched what I call a “pretty piece.” Meaning one with lots of shading. Those always used to be my favorite kinds of designs, but lately I’ve been stitching a lot of color block and stitch painted designs. I love stitching both kinds of designs. They’re totally different in how I treat a canvas. I tend to use a lot of techniques, as opposed to stitches when I stitch a piece with a lot of shading so that I can get the effect that the designer was going for. But, sometimes it’s nice to use straight up stitches. It still amazes me how many different things we can do on a needlepoint canvas. I love designing a piece with stitches and making them all work together.

Well . . .I better get back to stitching so I can get this piece finished up. I hope you love this piece as much as I do!

October Newsletter

Where did September go?  I looked at the calendar the other day and couldn’t believe it was almost October.  Now here it is!
Market Fresh
We’re back from Dallas and FINALLY recovered from the show.  We have hundreds of new canvases in the shop, tons of magnets and new accessories and some new self finishing items.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind!
Whatever shall I paint for the next show?  Time to start designing!
 Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Stitch In
Join us on October 20th to raise money for “Paint the Town Pink” to benefit Stamford Hospital.
  Suzie will be offering instruction all day for all participants.  You can either bring a canvas that has something pink in the design to stitch or you can purchase the Breast Cancer Awareness heart from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.
Suzie will help you “decorate” your bra. . .

OR

. . .you can stitch it just the way she did.
A portion of the proceeds of the “Pink Boob” canvas (as it has come to be called) will be donated to “Paint the Town Pink.”  Kits are available for those who cannot attend.
A $50 registration fee is required to sign up and will be donated to “Paint the Town Pink”
The Boxes are Back!!!!!
Remember the beautiful lacquer boxes that Amanda Lawford used to carry?  They’re back!


They come in 6 colors

And of course . . .black

 
I have a limited amount of them and they took six months for me to get!  They make the most beautiful gift and you can have them finished for the holidays.
 
All the custom boxes have a 5 x 5 opening, which can fit that size canvas or a 4 x 4 with a matte or a border added to it.  
 
You can call the shop to order or order them in the online store.  Just click on the color you want and it will take you right to it.
 
How fabulous will my new lovebirds design look in the hot pink box?


Heidi Trunk Show
All in stock and special orders from trunk shows are 20% off!
Click here to see all her designs

Give us a call to place trunk show orders or stop by the shop and see the show in person!

Self Finishing Coasters
If you’re in a bind for finishing for a gift, these coasters fit any 4 x 4 canvas!  Trim the edges and pop the canvas in and you’re done!
New Stitch Guides
You know we’re always busy stitching and writing guides.  Here are the newest ones available.

Studio Times

Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Thursday 10:30-12:30 with Suzie
Saturday 10:30-12:30 with Suzie
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
New Location
Don’t forget that we’ve moved.  We’re at the same address but in the red building in the front!
 
Don’t Miss a Thing!
Holiday Finishing Deadlines
Most of the deadlines have passed for the holidays but we are still able to have ornaments finished for this holiday season.  Drop them off by November 1st!

Market Fresh

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind!  I looked at the calendar today and thought what happened to September? We got back from the Dallas show last Tuesday and finally today I feel like I’ve recovered.  I thought these shows were exhausting when I attended only as a buyer.  That’s got nothing on exhibiting AND buying!

We got to Dallas on Thursday before the show and got right to work setting up the two exhibit rooms.  It took Mary Susan, Aggie and I twelve hours over two days setting up the rooms.

Don’t our windows look fabulous?  Gotta give a shout out to our Linda for genius display ideas.

The show opened at 11 on Saturday morning and everyone was eager to spend some money.  I know I was . . .but I couldn’t sneak out of the room until much later that afternoon.  I ran around to vendors on my floor, grabbed canvases and handed them to the designer saying “I’ll be back.” (No, that is not a bad reference to the Terminator. LOL)   Apparently I’ve been nicknamed “the Whirling Dervish.”  I’ve had worse nicknames in my life.  I’m good with that.l

Saturday night we went out to dinner with a big group of people, including Melissa Prince and her daughter, Deb from Stitchers Garden and Melissa from The Wool and the Floss.    What a fun night!  Every night was a blast!

Market continued Sunday and Monday and then it’s tear down and pack up.  I have to admit, this part stinks!  Twelve hours to set up . . .four to take it down and pack it up.  A nice cold bottle of Kendall Jackson hit the spot after that!

We’ve been busy pricing canvases and getting that up on the walls in the shop.   It’s a massive undertaking dealing with the hundreds of canvases we brought home.  On top of unpacking the boxes for the wholesale line.  So not looking forward to sorting and organizing thousands of canvases today.  Oh . . .the glamorous life of a needlepoint shop owner.  LOL!

Don’t forget that this Saturday we are holding our Local Needlepoint Store event.  I know it’s later than most shops but I couldn’t do it last Saturday since I was having forty people to my house to celebrate my 40th birthday.  God I’m getting old!

We have hundreds of new  “Market Fresh” canvases we brought back from tons of different designers, as well as the 100 new designs from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.  We have tons of new magnets and some really cool new accessories and self finishing products. I’ll post picture in another blog of our walls and all the goodies. Or maybe I’ll make a video. 

The first ten customers on Saturday will receive a goody back just for walking through the door.  Be sure to stop by and enter your name in the raffle to win a $50 gift certificate.    Also, I’ll be holding demos throughout the day on how to self finish everything from our Point2Pointe trunk show, as well as the new coasters from VNG.

It’s gonna be a blast so stop by if you can!

New Stitched Designs

Our needles are on fire around the shop!  I haven’t been able to show you what I’ve been stitching over the last few months, but here it is!

Kim stitched the fourth one in the series.

I can’t wait to put these little cuties in the new hot pink box!

These little guys will be off to the framer as soon as they make it home.

                                                                                                                                                   

I stitched two heritage hearts and had them finished back to back.  Irish American and Italian American.  Love these!

I’ve stitched the Breast Cancer awareness heart once and I’ll do a second one for a very good friend.  It takes A LOT to get me to stitch something twice!

I love this bunny so much that I think he needs to find his queen so I can stitch another one.  Maybe babies down the road?  Who knows what’s in store for him?

Aggie did an amazing job with the “Wacky Flamingos.”  SO…MUCH…FUN!

I didn’t quite make it to the finish line for the show on the peacock.  I spent 12 hours stitching last Sunday and I thought my shoulder was going to tear away from my body. No pain no gain!  I’ll get him finished up after the show. But the stitch guide is complete!