Earlier this month, I went to Nashville and Memphis with some of the girls. We had the best time. Laughing . . .eating . . drinking.
We didn’t go just for that. We spend 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!
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
This could be our biggest sale EVER!!!!!!
All in stock canvases featured below are 30% off now through Saturday December 14th
You know the drill by now. Give us a call or shoot us an email with the frame number and description of the canvas and we can take your order. If you can’t get through to us, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are finished helping other customers.
The frame number is BELOW the canvas. Have a good look through. There’s tons of canvases!
Frame 16 – Kirk & Bradley Advent Calendar – sold as a set
Frame 71 – comes with stitch guide and custom box to hold tea
Frame 93Frame 94
Frame 113 – lampshades
Frame 122 – clutch purses
Frame 138Frame 139Frame 140
Frame 146 -available on either 18 (9 inches) or 13 mesh (12 inches)
Frame 152 – Danji Nativity – sold as a set
Frame 152 – top canvas is a rug
Frame 153 – limited edition from Labors of Love. Includes hand sculpted porcelain head and arms
This is definitely our biggest sale! I’ve never edited 156 images!
Happy Holidays to all of our wonderful customers. I hope you’ve found a canvas or two to treat yourself with this holiday season. It’s gonna be a long winter . . .plenty of stitching time!
If you missed this on Facebook or the email was buried among your overloaded inbox, then here’s the info.
We can’t guarantee that everything is in stock because we have been flooded with orders. But, we will fill your orders as quickly as possible and will update you with the status of your order in the next few days.
Sorry this post is so late. I’ve been inundated with doctors appointments lately. Don’t worry . . .I’m all good.
Here is the free stitch guide for the Amanda Lawford reindeer ornaments. The best part is that they are 4 inch rounds on 13 mesh!
Mary Susan and Linda stitched this adorable little ornament. Isn’t the finishing fabulous?!!!!
They made a change to the bottom border and made it black and white. You can do that or keep it the original colors.
4371 Red Background
Vineyard Silk C-007 Holiday
Entice E202, E302
Petite Very Velvet V601
Kreinik 1/16th ribbon 221
Snowflake sequins and white beads
The Collection Silver Bugle beads BGL1-001 S/L crystal
Basketweave the red in Vineyard Silk, completely covering the canvas. I actually took a red sharpie and covered the white spots.
Woven Stitch with Entice E302 on the reindeer
Gold Band 221 tent stitch
Basketweave the Red and white stripes. Using a black sharpie, cover the red stripes before stitching.
4370 Green background
Planet Earth Silk Jelly Bean 099
Entice E202, E310
Petite Very Velvet V601
Basketweave with Pepper Pot 099 covering the white dots
Reindeer woven stitch with Entice E302
Stripe using a black sharpie or acrylic paints paint the red stripe black and basketweave the stripes.
Let us know if we can put a kit together for you!
A few months ago, I was contacted by a lovely woman at ANG and asked if I would publish my guide in the magazine for their members, Needlepointers. I was so flattered!
The piece is Melissa Prince’s Abstract Reindeer ornament. So, if you have an ANG membership, the stitch guide is free! No membership? Not a problem, you can always order the guide through my shop. Click here to download it instantly!
Just need the canvas? We can get that for you too! Click here!
I stitched these a year or so ago and we offered the series as a club through The Enriched Stitch.
It’s not the first time one of my guides has been published, but it’s just as exciting the second time.
The first guide that was published was for the Ewe & Eye design “Warm Greetings.”
I like to refer to these guys as the “Swirling Snowmen.”
This is the perfect piece to get going on after the holidays so you can stitch in season.
Other exciting news, on the wholesale side of my business, is that one of my designs is featured in the current issue of Needlepoint Now.
The extremely talented Anne Stradel stitched a design from the artwork of Scott Partridge. It is gorgeous! Her back looks like the front. Amazing! Stop by the shop to see it in person. I ordered a ton of this canvas in preparation for the publication. They’re flying out of the shop, both retail and wholesale. Click here if you want us to send a copy your way!
Life is funny. Just when you’re feeling really down, opportunities like these come along and lift you right back up!