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.
We hope you join us for another fun and fabulous club from The Enriched Stitch!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to snatch them up!
Frame 39 – all bottles $25 each
I’m sure you’ve found some you can’t resist!
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!
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