Moving Sale: 40% off featured canvases 

If you haven’t heard . . .we’re moving! Not far . . .just across the parking lot to the red building in the front.  We’ll be much easier to find and there are TONS of windows!

So, we need to make some room.  The canvases featured below are 40% now through Saturday May 19th.  Please refer to the frame number ABOVE the canvas when you call or email to place your order.  203-210-5107

We also have select threads on sale.  50 threads for $50!!!  We’ll select an assortment from the following threads.

Trio, Size 11 and 14 Miyuki beads, Krienik 1/8″ ribbon and 32 braid, Gold Rush, Overdye Impressions, Soie Ovale, Lola, Grandeur, Vineyard Strandalbe Merino, Frosty Rays, Gumnut Daisies, Encore, Bravo and Planet Earth Opal.  You can order your 50 for $50 online. 

 

Frame 1 (top canvas is a rug)

Frame 2

Frame 3

Frame 4

 

Frame 5

Frame 6

Frame 7

 

Frame 8

Frame 9

 

 

Frame 10

Frame 11

Frame 12

Frame 13

 

Frame 14

Frame 15

 

Frame 16

 

Frame 17

Frame 18

Frame 19

Frame 20

Frame 21

Frame 22 (Bunny available as kit with stitch guide and threads)

Frame 23 (belts)

Frame 24 (more belts and eyeglass case -red canvas)

Frame 25

Frame 26

Frame 27

Frame 28 (canvas with elephant is a purse)

Frame 29

Frame 30

Frame 31

Frame 32

Frame 33

Frame 34

Frame 35 (gingerbread men include stitch guides)

Frame 36 (gingerbread men include stitch guides)

Frame 37 (bottom canvas is a purse)

Frame 38

Frame 39 (top canvas is a mirror or picture frame)

Frame 40

Frame 41

Frame 42

 

Frame 43

Frame 44

Frame 45

Frame 46

Frame 47

Frame 48

Frame 49

Frame 50

Frame 51

Frame 52

Frame 53  (line drawn canvases with stitch guides)

Frame 54 (line drawn canvases with stitch guides)

Frame 55

I can’t wait to show you pictures of the new shop!  The carpet goes in on Wednesday so I’ll take some pictures after that.  Then we’ll be ready to move!

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New Club! Beautiful Birdhouses!

Kelly Clark has done it again with another adorable series. We’ve deemed the the “Beautiful Birdhouses.”


Mary Susan and I couldn’t resist these little cuties. We stitched them up right after the January show. Such quick stitches!

The new club starts in mid July so sign up by May 15th to be included in the first shipment. There are four canvases in total. They vary is size slightly but are around 5 x 7 on 18 mesh. Call the shop to sign up or sign up online.

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Day 2

The second day of the retreat was a short day of classes followed by a ride on a party bus to the shop.  It was insane!

We hopped back on the bus with plenty of time to spare before the banquet dinner.  What a feast we had!  Lobster tails, filet mignon, clams, and so much more.  We were stuffed!

We gave away some great door prizes.  Every winner was ecstatic!

                         

             

Karen was so excited that you would have thought she was the next contestant on The Price is Right!

We had the best time!  I hope you can join us next year.  Yes  . .  .I’ll be doing it again!

 

May Newsletter

We’re Moving!!!!!
Don’t worry . . .not very far. . .just across the parking lot to the red barn in the front building.  There’s lots of windows and natural light, a stitching room a fireplace!
We will close the current location on Sunday May 20th and will reopen in the new location on Saturday June 2nd.  It’s gonna be great but a ton of work!
Our Needlepoint in New England Retreat was a blast!
Women came from all over the country, as far away as California.  There were three wonderful days of stitching, a party bus up to the shop Saturday afternoon, a fabulous New England Clambake dinner on Saturday night, and the food . . .oh the food!

Goody bags and door prizes . . .great food . . .great wine . . great times!

We’ll be hosting the event again next Spring.
Limited edition exclusive kits are available either in the online store or by calling the shop.
Kelly Clark – Seashell Wreath
Becki Gebhardt – Stormy Weather
Suzie Vallerie – New England Santa by Amanda Lawford
Sandra Arthur – Winter Cardinal
Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper
Mary Susan Muirhead – Mason Jar with Flowers

Beautiful Birdhouses Club
Mary Susan and I couldn’t resist these adorable pieces from Kelly Clark!
Introducing our newest club!
4 canvases in total
Club starts July 2018
Sign up by May 1st to be included in the first shipment
Each canvas is $90 and includes the stitch guide
Threads TBD
The canvases are on 18 mesh and are approximately 5 x 7.  They vary a bit.
Sign up online or by calling the shop

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Don’t Miss a Thing!

Studio Time
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Thursday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Friday 10:30-12:30- with Suzie
Saturday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Not local?  We do Skype and Facetime lessons, as well.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
 2018 Finishing Deadlines
 4th of July: April 20, 2018
Halloween: July 20, 2018
Hanukkah: July 27, 2018
Thanksgiving: Aug 3, 2018
Early Christmas: Aug 10, 2018

Oh What Fun!

What a weekend!  This past weekend I hosted the first Needlepoint in New England retreat.  So much fun!

Women came from all around the country.  I believe the farthest attendee came all the way from California.  We ate . . .we stitched . . .and boy did we laugh!

Linda did a wonderful job setting up the registration room.

                             

The cocktail party on Thursday evening kicked off the event.

                                                         

 Hyatt hotels has a brand of wine exclusive to the called “Canvas.”  Too funny!  Everyone thought I planned that.  I wish I had!

Classes started on Friday morning.  We offered six different classes, which I know you have all seen before.  But here they are again.

New England Santa

Mason Jar with Flowers

Stormy Weather

Chorus Line

Winter Cardinal

New England Wreath

All the kits are limited editions . . .meaning that when we run out of the special embellishments we’re out.  You can order the kits online or by calling the shop.

 

Classes started Friday morning.  Despite a few glitches (there always are and that’s a story for another blog), it was a fabulous day.  The lighting in each classroom was great, which is one of the reasons I picked this venue.  I didn’t hear one complaint about the lighting, and we all know that is a needlepointer’s biggest pet peeve.

Mary Susan and Becki were hard at work . . .so they say.  Their classroom was the loudest of all of the classes.  They were laughing away all weekend.   They were having a ball!

                                                      

Meredith’s class was hard at work.  Making stumpwork leaves and all sorts of cool things.

                                                         

  I know Kelly’s and Sandra’s classes were working hard, as well.  I just didn’t get a chance to take  any pics.

My class was a bunch of slackers.  JUST KIDDING!  Heather, Grace and Karen had a ton of techniques thrown at them since there were so many aspects of the Santa. We had a hiccup with my class.  I mistakenly ordered the wrong canvas number.  I found out two weeks before the retreat that there weren’t canvases for my class.  I could have just about died.  So, I spoke with everyone in the class and offered them any canvas from my wholesale line, free of charge with all the threads and that we’d do embellishment.  We covered nearly 2/3 of the techniques used on the Santa by working on other pieces.

Heather worked on the Blue Crab by Amanda Lawford.

Grace worked on the Cat with the Big Black Hat from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.  Now she has to find a cool ribbon to make the bow.

Karen clearly loves her Amanda Santas.

I can’t wait to see these finished.  I’ll write up the guides for the pieces at some point.

So, to continue the story, I had my painters overnight the canvases on Friday of the retreat.  They were supposed to be there by noon on Saturday.  But, the post office being the post office, they didn’t show up until 4 o’clock.  Argh!  When I got the text alert later that afternoon when we were all at the shop everyone cheered.  Phew!!!!!

I think that’s enough drama for today.  Be sure to check back here to see what happened the rest of the weekend!

A Taste of Spring

It certainly doesn’t feel like Spring around here in Connecticut.  We had a little taste of it last Friday and Saturday, but now we’re back to cold, gray and raining.  So, to combat the doldrums of this supposed Spring, I stitched up a new piece from my wholesale line, The Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.

This little guy makes me SO happy!  Look at his sweet little face.

And you know me . . .I love stitching abstract flowers.  you can do anything you want with them.

There’s tons of different techniques with silk ribbon and Straw Silk.  Love that thread!  What did we ever do without it?

If I had to pick a favorite flower, I think it’s the orange one in the center.

We have this canvas in stock and we can put together a kit for you.

You can order by calling the shop or click here to order online.

Happy Spring!  (one day LOL!)

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It’s Not Too Late!

We had a few last minute cancellations for our retreat next weekend. I’m sorry that the people who planned on coming aren’t able to make it. But, the good news is, there’s a few spots open! So, if you were thinking about coming, or something changed in your schedule, call the shop and we can get you signed up.

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Meredith Willet just sent me a picture of her finished piece, a Chorus Line.

Isn’t it fabulous?!!!!!! The background is gorgeous The felted baby birds are adorable!

And the nest . . .what can I say . . .AMAZING!!!!

The retreat is at the Greenwich Hyatt . April 27-29th. Come join us for an amazing weekend of stitching and fun!

 

Enriched Stitch April Newsletter

Registration Ends Today!!!
Our Needlepoint in New England Retreat is right around the corner. We’re busy ordering kits, planning cocktail parties and a banquet dinner, putting goody bags and door prizes together. SO much to do!
April 27-29, 2018
The Greenwich Hyatt
Look at the lineup of teachers and classes!
Kelly Clark – Seashell Wreath
Becki Gebhardt – Stormy Weather by Leigh Designs
Suzie Vallerie – New England Santa by Amanda Lawford
Sandra Arthur – Winter Cardinal by Maggie
Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper
Mary Susan Muirhead – Floral Bouquet by Maggie
All of the details areon the website. You canregister onlineor by calling the shop. Picture yourself in a wonderful three day class of stitching . . .we hope you join us!

Thunder Series Class

Saturday April 14th 9:30-4

VNG launched a new teaching piece . . .the Thunder Series
This piece was designed to teach stitches. And you have your choice of four colorways. So there’s something for everyone!
Pick one design to work on during class!
Canvas and stitch guide $195
Thread kits vary – approximately $200
Class Fee $65
Lunch included
You can register online by clicking on the name of the canvas. Kits are available as well. You can order those online by clicking the name below.
Beautiful Birdhouses Club
Mary Susan and I couldn’t resist these adorable pieces from Kelly Clark!
Introducing our newest club!
4 canvases in total
Club starts July 2018
Sign up by May 1st to be included in the first shipment
Each canvas is $90 and includes the stitch guide
Threads TBD
The canvases are on 18 mesh and are approximately 5 x 7. They vary a bit.
Sign up onlineor by calling the shop
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Silly Little Birds Club
A new club from the Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery
6 canvases in total
5″ round on 18 mesh
$65/canvas includes stitch guide
threads $50/installment
Club starts May 2018
Sign up onlineor call the shop to sign up
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New Stitch Guides
Don’t Miss a Thing!
Studio Time
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Thursday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Friday 10:30-12:30- with Suzie
Saturday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Can’t make those times? We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Not local? We do Skype and Facetime lessons, as well.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
2018 Finishing Deadlines
4th of July:April 20, 2018
Halloween:July 20, 2018
Hanukkah: July 27, 2018
Thanksgiving:Aug 3, 2018
Early Christmas:Aug 10, 2018

Registration Closes Tomorrow!

Our Needlepoint in New England Retreat is almost here!  Registration closes tomorrow.  So, it’s time to pull the trigger!

Meredith Willett is closing in on her Charlie Harper piece.  That background is amazing!

Kelly is stitching away.  Look at those yummy threads!

My Santa should be coming back any day from the finisher.  I can’t wait!

Becki hasn’t decided how she is going to finish Melania.  Yes . . .we named her. LOL!

I keep forgetting to take a picture of the finished finished piece of Sandy Arthur’s.  It’s a beautiful standup.

Mary Susan just got all the fabrics and trim to make this into a beautiful pillow.  But, we’ll wait to send it out till after the retreat.

The retreat is April 27-29 at the Greenwich Hyatt.  Hop on over to the website for all the details.  You can register online or by calling the shop or send me an email.

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We still have a few spots in each class, so you don’t have to worry that you won’t get your first choice.

It’s going to be an awesome weekend with six amazing classes to choose from.  We have a cocktail party planned, a banquet dinner on Saturday night, lunch and snacks every day.  Treat yourself to a little get away as an early Mother’s Day gift.  If you’re thinking this is only for advanced stitchers . . .you’re wrong!  Classes are the best way to learn new things and this roster of teachers is the best there is out there!

 

Kimberly Ann Trunk Show

If you haven’t heard of Kimberly Ann Needlepoint, you’ve GOT to check out her website.

Her designs are adorable! Every year at Dallas I buy two sets of the Christmas street signs, one for the shop and one for me.  And every year, a customer has the nerve to want to buy them and I have to give up my set!  How dare they? LOl!

I managed to keep one for myself that I stitched last year.

Her makeup bags are adorable!

The onesie ornaments could be some of the cutest needlepoint designs I’ve ever seen!

I wish I had someone to stitch the our first Christmas ornament for.  I’m sure a lot of you have someone to stitch this for!

She has an Easter collection too!  You better hop in here soon before I take that entire series.

All in stock trunk show canvases are 15% off.  Give us a call to order or stop by!

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