Pretty Packages Club

I’ve been teasing everyone on Facebook about a new club.  Here it is!

It was so much fun designing, painting and then stitching these pieces.  I can’t wait to get them back from the finisher.

Kim at the shop stitched the “Designer Packages” and the “Mackenzie Packages.”

 

How stinkin’ cute is the bow she tied onto the beaded tea pot?!

Kim is going to finish these as flat coasters so she can slide them into the 5 x 5 acrylic box.

I stitched the “Tiffany Packages” and the “Lily Packages.”

This piece was so hard to photograph.  All the crystals just don’t show up right.  This piece has got some serious bling going on!  This one is going to be a standup.  I can’t wait to see how my favorite finisher decorates the topper on the piece.

Wait till you see the Lily Packages when they come back from the finisher.  I bought Lily fabric online for the back of the pillow.  There’s green fabric on the front of the pillow that matches the background perfectly. (Thank you, Linda)  And then to top it off, I found hot pink pom pom trim.  It’s going to be adorable!

Here’s how the club works.  There’s four canvases in total and they are 5 x 5 on 18 mesh.  The club starts in March.  We’ve got canvases in stock and ready to go.  We’re just waiting for threads to come in.

You can call the shop to sign up or click here to sign up online.

203-210-5107

We hope you join us for another fun and fabulous club from The Enriched Stitch!

 

February Newsletter

Love is in the Air

Finishing Sale
All finishing dropped off or mailed in February is 10% off


50 for 50
We’ve been doing a little cleaning


SALE! SALE! SALE!
Select canvases are 40% off
Stitch Along with Suzie
A quick stitch perfect for the season. The stitch guide is FREE and will be posted on the blog next week.
Kelly Clark Easter Egg Club


Kelly has stitched the most beautiful eggs! A fabulous addition to your Easter display.

There are 8 designs in the club.  The kits include the canvas, guide and threads.  The second round of the club starts in March 2020.

 
You can also sign up by calling the shop.
203-210-5107
 
Tropical Birds Club
If you joined our Silly Little Birds club last year you’re gonna love this club!
We have a new club starting in January.  These designs are adapted from the artwork of Scott Partridge through Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery

There are five canvases in total.

4 1/2 inch round on 18 mesh

Sign up by November 15th to be included in the first shipment.

You can sign up by calling the shop or

February Trunk Show!!!
 Eye Candy Needleart

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

2020 Class Dates
February 8th
March 7th
April 4th
May 2nd
 
Suzie will write a custom stitch guide for the piece of your choice. Spend the day learning lots of new techniques that will make your piece come alive.
Submit your canvas by:
February 8th for March class
March 7th for April class
April 4th for May class
 
Class Fee $75
Stitch guide, canvas and threads additional
Canvas must be purchased from The Enriched Stitch
Call the shop to sign up and for more details
203-210-5107
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!
enrichedstitch@gmail.com
203-210-5107

Rhodes Heart Stitch Along with Suzie

Valentine’s Day decoration have been in the stores since Christmas.  Who was in the mood for that then?  Not me!  I stitched up this little heart yesterday morning and thought it would make a great stitch along in February.

It’s 4 inches on 13 mesh.  Yep! 13 mesh!  So delightful!  I stitched this in 2 hours!  Gotta love instant gratification in needlepoint.  We don’t get it very often.

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

Here’s the free stitch guide!

Silver Lines: Tent stitch with FyreWerks F5

White: Skip Stitch with Vineyard Silk C-109 Bright White

Pink Background on Top: Hatch Stitch – Silk Straw Hubba Hubba

Black Vertical Stripes: Diagonal Satin Stitch – Neon Rays+ NP01

Pink Vertical Stripes: Van Dyke over 4 – Silk Straw Hubba Hubba

Pink Hearts: Rhodes Heart Stitch – FyreWerks FT9

Black Circles: Circular Rhodes  – Flair F501

Hope you learned a little something new!

Beautiful Birdhouse Club

 

Back by popular demand from The Enriched Stitch Vault!  Our Beautiful Birdhouses club!

I just loved stitching these pieces a few years ago.  I remember getting the email from Melissa Prince that she had made smaller versions of her larger birdhouse designs.  I called her right away and said “I want to do a club with these!”  That’s where our friendship began.

The club starts in March  of 2020.  There are 6 canvases in total and each one is 4 inches round on 18 mesh.

 

Some of these I finished as ornaments.  Two are pillows.   The route 66 canvas is an adorable standup.  So, you have a ton of possibilities as to what you can do with these.  I think a wreath with them all on it like I did with my Abstract Animals club would be gorgeous!.

You can sign up online or call the shop to sign up.  Don’t wait too long or you’ll miss the first installment.

203-210-5107

40% Off Select Canvases

We’ve been doing a little cleaning and organizing around the shop and these lovely canvases need to find a good home.  They are 40% off the original marked price now through Saturday.  You know the drill by now.  The frame number is ABOVE the canvas.  Give us a call 203-210-5107  or shoot us an email at enrichedstitch@gmail.com for more info or to snatch them up!

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Frame 38

Frame 39 – all bottles $25 each

Frame 40

I’m sure you’ve found some you can’t resist!

Road Trip!

Earlier this month, I went to Nashville and Memphis with some of the girls.  We had the best time. Laughing . . .eating . . drinking.

First, we stopped at Nashville Needleworks.  What a fabulous shop!  My friend Janice, who owns Old Town Needlework in Scottsdale had “shop size envy.”  They have a huge stitching table, so many threads and canvases.  I was trying to be incognito when I was there but was instantly recognized.  Too funny!

We didn’t go just for that.  We spent two days at Amy’s Golden Strand with the AMAZING Amy Bunger.

When I first got hooked on needlepoint, about 13 years ago, Amy Bunger was the bees knees and still is.  My friends and I talked about “renting Amy” and going down to her shop for class.  This has been on my bucket list for quite some time.  So, after I finished radiation this Spring, I decided that life is too short and that we were heading South!

Amy’s store is like a museum in terms of the stitching.  You could stare at one piece for hours!  The Zero Degrees North Home Study she recently did is exquisite! Every time you look at it you notice something else.

I worked on a few different pieces over the two days and picked Amy’s brain.  She is a wealth of knowledge.  If you ever get the chance, grab a few friends and rent Amy for a few days.  You won’t regret it! Well . . . you might regret all the fabulous food you’ll eat but that’s about it!

 

 

January Newsletter

What’s Happening in January
20 in 2020 Stitching Challenge
Join in the fun!
All you have to do is say YES!
Let us know you want to join in the fun. Finish 20 projects in 2020 and receive a $50 gift card when you reach the finish line.
All participants who turn in 20 pieces for finishing will be entered to win a $250 gift card to The Enriched Stitch!
Why not join in?
Clubs! Clubs! Clubs!
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!
Kelly has stitched the most beautiful eggs! A fabulous addition to your Easter display.
There are 8 designs in the club. The kits include the canvas, guide and threads. The club starts in February 2020
You can also sign up by calling the shop.
203-210-5107
Are you a Downton Abbey lover? So are we! So excited to be working on these Melissa Prince designs. A club is just around the corner so stay tuned!
Pretty Packages Club
Coming Soon!

VNG and Amanda Lawford Trunk Show

We’ve put up the new trunk show and it’s fabulous!

Of course I have to say that . . .it’s my design line.  LOL!

I’m sure most of you know by now that I am the owner of Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG).  But, I’m also sure that many of you think my first name is Vallerie.  I know this because people constantly call me Vallerie, especially at the trade shows.  But surprise!  My first name is actually Suzie . . .technically Suzanne, but only my father calls me that.

Two years ago I purchased Amanda Lawford and DC Designs, so they are part of the VNG family, along with other artists.  Amanda has always been one of my favorite needlepoint designers.  Her Santas are gorgeous.  Her cardinals can’t be beat.  And the flowers, bees and everything I just love!

You can see the entire line by clicking here.

All the in stock and special order canvases from the trunk show are 20% off and if you purchase the threads at the same time as the canvas, the threads are an additional 10% off. That includes the 30 inch Santas if you’ve ever had your eye on them.

Here’s just some of the pieces that we’ve stitched over the years from the line.

   

I think that was enough to tempt you!

The trunk show will be in the shop through January 25th.  Give us a call! 203-210-5107

 

Year in Review

A new year…a new beginning. I am ready to put 2019 behind me! It was a long year, as you all know. But I’m finally feeling like myself again and I can’t wait for 2020.

I saw this meme the other day on Facebook and I couldn’t agree more.

I’ve planted a lot of seeds this year. 2020 is going to be a year focused on healing … mentally, physically and professionally. I have some amazing things planned for 2020 that I can’t wait to share with all of you!

I didn’t stitch nearly as much this year as I usually do, but here is the year in review.

2019 was a tough year for me for a lot of reasons. But, one of the things I struggled the most with was not feeling creative. That was extremely frustrating for me. I usually always have some idea spinning around in my head about stitching or painting new designs and that just wasn’t happening.

The goods news is…I’m back! 2020 is gonna have a lot more stitching, new clubs and classes and so much more.

I wish all of my wonderful readers a happy and healthy new year. If you planted seeds this year, remember that something will grow from them.

December Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

SALE! SALE! SALE!
All our in stock canvases are 30% of now through Saturday December 14th!
Kelly Clark Easter Egg Club


Kelly has stitched the most beautiful eggs! A fabulous addition to your Easter display.

There are 8 designs in the club.  The kits include the canvas, guide and threads.  The club starts in February 2020.  You need to sign up by December 1st to join the club.

 
You can also sign up by calling the shop.
203-210-5107
 
Tropical Birds Club
If you joined our Silly Little Birds club last year you’re gonna love this club!
We have a new club starting in January.  These designs are adapted from the artwork of Scott Partridge through Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery

There are five canvases in total.

4 1/2 inch round on 18 mesh

Sign up by November 15th to be included in the first shipment.

You can sign up by calling the shop or

December Trunk Show!!!
 Kirk & Bradley Travel Rounds

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

2020 Class Dates
February 8th
March 7th
 
Suzie will write a custom stitch guide for the piece of your choice. Spend the day learning lots of new techniques that will make your piece come alive.
Submit your canvas by:
 November 20th for the January class
January 4th for February class
February 8th for March class
 
Class Fee $75
Stitch guide, canvas and threads additional
Canvas must be purchased from The Enriched Stitch
Call the shop to sign up and for more details
203-210-5107
Holiday Hours
We will be closed December 22nd through January 1st.  We will reopen January 2nd at 10 with regular hours

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!