Boot, Stitch and Boogie . . . Here We Come!

Mary Susan and I are heading off to Dallas for the Destination Dallas trade show this weekend.  It is my favorite show of the year.  It’s a much more intimate environment  than the convention center shows, where everyone is gathered in one hotel.  Everywhere you turn you run into some one you know.  Not to mention my favorite lounge singer.  And I hear that there will be hot cowboys line dancing this year.  My cowboy hat is packed.  I’m ready!

I won’t be posting on the blog over the weekend.  BUT . . .I will be be posting videos on The Enriched Stitch Facebook page.  Even if you’re not on Facebook you can still view them.  Just google Enriched Stitch Facebook and the page will come up.

You’re going to meet some of the designers as well as see a ton of new canvases and assorted other goodies.  I’ll be back on here next week after I’ve recovered from all the fun.

If you see anything on the videos that you would like more information about, don’t hesitate to email me at enrichedstitch@gmail.com.

Yeeeeeeeehah!

Making Her Runway Debut . . .

Sasha . . .The Lady in Red

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Sasha will be making her debut at the Dallas trade show this weekend.  However, she is not be delivered until February.  She is part of our national fundraiser for the American Heart Association, Go Red with Thread.

Leigh, of Leigh Designs, and I collaborated on this beautiful design.

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I’ve decided if needlepoint doesn’t work out for, then I could be a pretty bad ass hair stylist.  Look at those highlights!  Yup . . .five different colors blended in her hair.

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She has tulle in her dress, silk ribbons, and beads.  And boy do I mean beads.  I know you won;t believe but I beaded the entire bodice all by myself.  I didn’t hook one of the girls at the shop to do it.

Now Sasha has a gorgeous dress, but she wasn’t quite ready yet.  So, Melissa Prince gave her shoes and a handbag.

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I’m not quite finished with this piece.  I need to basketweave the white background.  And yes. . .that’s more beading. For someone who doesn’t like to bead much, I think I’ve had my fill for the year lol.

Amanda Lawford is participating in Go Red with Thread.  She designed this adorable heart that Mary Susan is going to stitch.

img_2135 She’s been frantically working on a belt for her brother so she hasn’t gotten to the heart yet.  But I’ll share it as soon as she does.

All of these canvases are available for preorder at The Enriched Stitch and any store that is participating in the Go Red fundraiser in February.  You can read more about the event on our website. 

Click here to order

Paint the Town Red

Lady in Red

Whimsical Heart

I’ll share more detail about these pieces later.  I was just so excited for you to meet Sasha!

Endless Summer Flash Sale – All In Stock Canvases 20% Off

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to summer.  But in my mind  . . .summer never ends.  One of my favorite sayings is “My body might be here but my mind is at the beach.”  I should put that on a canvas.

All in stock canvases are 20% off September 8th-September 10th.  Please call the shop to order. 203-210-5107.  Sale is not applicable in the online store. Clubs and special orders excluded.

 

Please refer to the frame number below the canvas when calling to inquire about canvases.

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I’m sure you’ve found a few things you love.  Give us a call!

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Dun dun . . .dun dun . . .dun dun . . . He’s back!

A few weeks ago I posted about the Jaws movie coaster by Melissa Prince that I did for my son.  He’s crazy obsessed with sharks.  He’s even set up a pretend shark tank in the bathtub that he takes care of.  He’s too much!

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Here he is with the framed piece that’s now hanging in his bedroom.

There’s even a little video of him and his reaction if you click here.  Let’s hope the link works. LOL

Here’s a close up of the stitched canvas.

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Don’t you just love the teeth?  I’ve got a stitch guide for it, of course.  Don’t I write one for everything I stitch?

Winter Village Online Class

Winter Village by Alice Peterson

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The class starts in December and we’ll send you your canvas, complete thread kit and the first installment of the guide.  The will be four installments of the guides that you will receive a PDF via email after you receive the first one in the mail.  Each installment is $25.  The canvas is $288.  The thread kit is yet to be determined . . .but my guess is it will be somewhere around $150-$200.  I’ll share a picture of the finished piece when the last stitch guide is sent out.  It’s going to be darling! And you know me . . .I’ll make that background go quickly!  It’s a sizeable canvas measuring 22 x 9.  Long but narrow. Not so bad.

There will be video demonstration on a closed Facebook group.  Also, I will be answering any questions you leave on the page.  But . . .more than that . . .you will be able to live message me on Facebook at designated times where I will answer any questions that you have.  If you are not on Facebook, you can still participate in the class, however you will not have access to the videos and live chat.

I have a beautiful sky stitch and a new stitch that I made up for the snow.  The center house is going to have the most precious decorations!

You can sign up by calling the store or clicking here to sign up online.  If you sign up online, we will contact you for your payment information since we can’t access it from the online store for security purposes.

You must sign up by September 25th to be included in the first shipment in December.

Come stitch along with me!

New Online Cyber Class – Flowers and Rainboots

I flipped over this canvas the minute I saw it.  I love the colors, the flowers, the cute little rain boots. . . everything about it.

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Here’s how our online classes work.

The class starts in November and we’ll send you your canvas, complete thread kit and the first installment of the guide.  The will be four installments of the guides that you will receive a PDF via email after you receive the first one in the mail.  Each installment is $25.  The canvas is $215.  The thread kit is yet to be determined . . .but my guess is it will be somewhere around the price of the canvas or less.  I know you haven’t seen it stitched, but don’t you trust me by now to do something fabulous? LOL

I have some amazing techniques for these flowers that will have video demonstration on a closed Facebook group.  Also, I will be answering any questions you leave on the page.  But . . .more than that . . .you will be able to live message me on Facebook at designated times where I will answer any questions that you have.  If you are not on Facebook, you can still participate in the class, however you will not have access to the videos and live chat.

I’ve got some cool new beading techniques for the centers of the flowers and some amazing ribbon work planned.  And you’ve seen what I can do with silk ribbon.

You can sign up by calling the store or clicking here to sign up online.  If you sign up online, we will contact you for your payment information since we can’t access it from the online store for security purposes.

You must sign up by September 15th to be included in the first shipment in November.

I hope you join in the fun!

New Facebook Video

I’m having a little trouble with this Facebook live thing.  But the videos are being posted.  So be sure to check out our latest video on our upcoming Online Cyber Classes.   We’re offering three different canvases and the classes will start in late November or early December.  I’ll get more info to you about signing up in the next week or so, once I get the threads lists together.  In case you’re not on Facebook, here’s what we’ve got planned for you.

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Winter Village by Alice Peterson

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Pineapple Wreath by Melissa Prince

rainbootsFlowers and Rainboots by Alice Peterson

Be sure to comment and let us know what you think.  If you post a comment here or on the Facebook page you will receive 10% off your canvas is you take the online class.

Don’t Miss This!!!!

If you don’t already like The Enriched Stitch on Facebook . . .you really should.  We’re starting something really big tonight.  And you don’t want to miss it.  Watch your Facebook feed around 5:45 tonight.

We’re going LIVE!!!!!!

That’s right. . . live video streaming directly from the store.  I have so many ideas of what I can do with this awesome new app.  Let’s just say, we’re bringing The Enriched Stitch to YOU!

I’ll keep you posted about what will be going on in live video in the future.  You’ll be able to have The Enriched Stitch experience no matter where you live.  We truly will be everyone’s local needlepoint shop!

Pretty Woman

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I think Julia Roberts would be proud of this depiction of her.  Did you know that Julia is a needlepointer?  That’s the rumor around town.

This is another canvas that is part of our Girl’s Night Out Club.

She’s got beautiful jewels and a dress to die for.  yes  . . .I appliqued silk onto the canvas and gave her boobs, as well.  Though, I think the one on the left needs a little touching up.  Better ring the plastic surgeon lol!

It’s not too late to join in the fun.   Check out all the canvases featured in this club on the website.  Give us a buzz at the shop if you’d like to join.  We can catch you up!

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Julia Snyder and her Knotty Bouquet

Julia Snyder will be back in the shop October 14-16th teaching her amazing piece that she calls “Knotty Bouquet.”

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This picture doesn’t do it justice.  Take my word . . . it’s stunning!   I hope I have time to take the class.  I always try to but it’s so hard taking a class in your own shop.

There are amazing ribbon techniques, new threads,

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I have no idea what is going on in most of this piece.  And if I don’t know, you probably don’t either.

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Julia is so unbelievably creative.  Don’t miss this class!

You must sign up by August 15th to be guaranteed a canvas for the class.

Class fee is $800.  Includes canvas, stitch guide, thread kit, three days of instruction and lunch and desert of course!

Kits are available if you are not able to attend the class.  Please call the shop to sign up or order a kit.

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