Santa’s Got a Brand New Ride

Santa is riding into town this year in his hot little red car instead of his sleigh.

Nancy just finished stitching the second canvas in our newest exclusive club, The Christmas Diners. This piece is so stinkin’ cute!

I love how she stitched the car. Honestly . . .I was a little stumped on what to do with this car other tent stitch it. The wheels look like they have tread on them.

One of the most frequent questions I am asked at the shop is what stitch to do on a Santa’s beard. I always say that every beard is different on a Santa. They all have a different look. Nancy nailed it on this one!

I love the snowflakes Nancy found to embellish the canvas. Those will only be offered with the club. So don’t wait to sign up!

You can sign up online or by calling the shop. I hope you join in the fun!

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December Newsletter

Holiday Party

Saturday December 9th

Stop by the shop to celebrate the holiday season with us!

Enter to win a $100 gift card

Free gift with purchase

Holiday Sale!!!

30% off ALL IN STOCK CANVASES

December 7th – 16th

20% off all in stock accessories

(clubs and special orders excluded)
Be sure to check the blog to see our canvas boards.
Can’t make it to the shop? Give us a call or shoot us an email to place an order.
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Christmas Diners Club

There are 4 adorable canvases in this club

5 x 5 on 18 mesh
The club starts January 2018. Stitch guides are included in the kit with canvas and threads
Thread kits TBD
Stitch guides by Suzie Vallerie and Nancy Taylor
Click here to sign up onlineor call the shop to sign up 203-210-5107




Winter Class Schedule

Finish It!January 4th or 6th 10-12 $25
Stuck on a piece and can’t get it done? January always motivates us to finish pieces. So come work with Suzie and she will help you with stitches and threads to get you over the hump
Clean it Up! January 11th or 13th 10-12 $25
Are you embarrassed by the back of your canvas? Suzie will help you clean up your technique. You’ll be amazed at how different your canvas looks on the front once you clean up the back!
Enriched Stitching with Suzie
January 20th 10-3 $75
Submit your canvas by December 16th and Suzie will write a custom stitch guide and select all the threads to turn your canvas from drab to fab. The day will be spent going over your stitch guide and the techniques used to create a stunning piece of art.
Class fee includes full day of instruction and lunch. Stitch guide and threads are additional. Canvas must be from The Enriched Stitch.
Class limited to 6 students
Ribbon 101 February 8th or 10th 10-12 $40
Have you wanted to learn to work with silk ribbon? No need to be intimidated. Suzie will show you how to work with this fabulous thread to create beautiful ribbon techniques. Bring a canvas with you that you’d like to use ribbon on and Suzie will give you ideas.
Includes a doodle canvas on stretcher bars and ribbon to work with.
Beading 101 February 22nd or 24th 10-12 $40
No need to be afraid of beading anymore! It’s really easy once you learn the basic tips and techniques.Includes a doodle canvas on stretcher bars, beading needles and beads to work with.
Advance registration required for all classes. Call the shop or email to sign up

New Stitch Guides

Join us at our 2018 retreat

Needlepoint in New England

Registration is open for this amazing retreat!
April 27-29, 2018
The Greenwich Hyatt
Some classes are almost full so don’t wait to sign up to make sure you get your first choice of class!
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

(almost full)

Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper

(almost full)

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!

Go Red with Thread 2018

The three canvases for our fundraiser next year are stitched and available for you to order! All three canvases have stitch guides and thread kits. A portion of the proceeds of these designs will be donated to hurricane relief charities this year.
Wonderland Heart – Amanda Lawford Designs
stitched by Suzie Vallerie
Mediterranean Diet – Melissa Prince Designs
stitched by Suzie Vallerie
Red Tails at Sunset – Leigh Designs
stitched by Suzie Vallerie
Give us a call at the shop to order your kit!
203-210-5107

New Self Finishing Products

In a pinch for a gift for the holidays? There are new colors of the small zip bags from Colonial Needle.

Any 3 inch round fits!

Point 2 Pointehas self-finishing wine stoppers, wine charms, cuffs and cufflinks. They stitch up in minutes!

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

Valentine’s Day:December 1, 2018
Easter: January 22, 2018
4th of July:April 20, 2018
Halloween:July 20, 2018
Hanukkah: July 27, 2018
Thanksgiving:Aug 3, 2018
Early Christmas:Aug 10, 2018
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Holiday Weekend Festivities

I am so thankful for the wonderful customers who support the store, day in and day out. I have met some of the most amazing people through the shop . . .customers, other needlepoint shop owners and designers. I have made the most fabulous friends throughout the industry. I especially want to thank the women who work with me. Mary Susan, Linda, Becki, Mary, Aggie, Andrea and Nancy and Kim. . .I couldn’t do what I do without you.
So stop by the shop this Friday or Saturday and let us thank you for all your support throughout the years.
Enter to win a $100 gift card!
Receive a free gift with any purchase!
20% off magnets
20% off books
20% off bags
20% off lamps and magnifiers
We will be open Friday and Saturday 10-3
Happy Thanksgiving!

Stormy Weather

Becki has outdone herself with this beautiful piece by Leigh.

Everything about this piece is stunning!  She was quite a challenge.  Becki and I spent a lot of time hemming and hawing about her.

 

The background on this piece is amazing!  I love how she captured the lighting and movement throughout the piece.  When I tell you this piece was a doozy I’m not kidding!

I wish I could edit the pictures to show how the ribbon on the hat glows.  Let’s just say there’s a lot of very fine threads used on this piece.  If you know Becki at all . . .you shouldn’t expect anything more than two strands of thread.  Light  . . .airy . . .delicate . . .that’s her touch.

 

And those lips!  Ooh la la!

Becki will be teaching this piece at our retreat in April, Needlepoint in New England.  You can read all the details here!

I’ll be honest with you . . .I had no idea how to stitch this piece.  Becki pulled another masterpiece out of her hat!

Who Wants Cookies?

Me! Me! Me!

Who doesn’t love cookies?  My son and I made cookies this afternoon.  Nothing fancy. . . just those little break and bake ones.  It’s cookies all around today.  My gingerbread man came back from the finisher this morning.

He’s just too cute!  I love the candy cane the finisher attached to the end of the hanger.

This cutie pie is from Leigh’s new series.  I know I told you all about them last week so I won’t bore you with the details again.  Just thought y’all would like to see him.

Our first round of orders sold out, but we have more coming.  Click here to pop over to the blog from earlier in the month to see all of his little friends.

I think this group of guys could use some girlfriends.  Hint . . .hint . . .Leigh!

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

I was out shopping and running errands all morning. I’m not sure what they’re giving away at Costco, Trader Joe’s and Old Navy, but I never found the free stuff. The stores were packed! I guess everyone is getting in the holiday spirit.

Speaking of which, I finished up the first of the Christmas Diner canvases in our new club over the weekend. It’s just too cute . . .if I don’t say so myself. LOL!

It’s a quick stitch, being only 5 x 5.

He has the sweetest little face. And the holly leaves make his outfit. Those will only be available during the club.

It’s hard to see from the picture, but the snowballs are puffed up.

The club starts in late January. But here’s the catch. . .you must sign up by November 15th (two days away) to be in the first shipment.

So treat yourself to a little holiday cheer. You cansign up online or by calling the shop. 203-210-5107

A Sweet Piece

Mary Susan just finished up her piece that she will be teaching at our retreat, Needlepoint in New England, April 27-29, 2018.

She did a beautiful job, tackling a lot of challenges in the piece.  She not only tackled them . . .she CRUSHED them!

  

You’ll learn a ton in this class.  Raised fishbone. . .shaped Buttonhole . . .a new beading technique . . .and so much more.  I love the dark green leaves.  I can’t reveal all her secrets, but all I can say about those leaves is that it’s a technique I’ve never thought of.  Pretty hard to come up with something new.

Don’t worry if you’ve never worked with silk ribbon.  This technique is super easy.  Working with ribbon is different than working with a thread . . .but not necessarily harder.  Just different.  I’ll just say that silk ribbon pairs very well with a glass of Chardonnay.  LOL!

I wish needlepoint photographed better.  No matter what I do with a photo editing program it never does the stitching justice.  This jar is entirely beaded.  And boy does is shine and shimmer!  Mary Susan loves her beading!  But don’t let that scare you off.  This technique is much faster than regular beading.

The little bee is so adorable.  This piece is so beautifully stitched.  So sweet  . . .so fabulous.

I hope you can join us at our retreat.  You can call the shop to sign up or click here to sign up online.

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November Newsletter

Don’t Miss a Thing!
 
Amanda Lawford Adventure
Join us on Saturday November 11th 10-3 for a meet and greet with the one and only Amanda Lawford!
 
All in stock Amanda Lawford and DC Designs canvases will be 20% that day only
 
Can’t make it to the shop?  Give us a call or shoot us an email to place an order.
203-210-5107
Go Red with Thread 2018
The three canvases for our fundraiser next year are stitched and available for you to order! All three canvases have stitch guides and thread kits.  A portion of the proceeds of these designs will be donated to hurricane relief charities this year.

Wonderland Heart – Amanda Lawford Designs

stitched by Suzie Vallerie

Mediterranean Diet – Melissa Prince Designs

stitched by Suzie Vallerie

Red Tails at Sunset – Leigh Designs

stitched by Suzie Vallerie
Give us a call at the shop to order your kit!
 203-210-5107

Leigh’s November Surprise

Leigh always keeps us in suspense with her November Surprise.  All of these cuties measure 4 x 5 on 18 mesh red canvas.  Each canvas is $95 and the stitch guides are $15 each.  Order one or order them all!  We can kit them up for you with all the fun threads and goodies that are in the different stitch guides.  How adorable would this series be displayed on a large wreath with some really fun plaid ribbon?  I’d love to have that hanging in my house next Christmas!
New Stitch Guides
 

Ravishing by Leigh Designs – stitch guide by Becki Gebhart

Birds on a Wire by DC Designs – stitch guide by Suzie Vallerie

Nenah Stone Trunk Show
All in stock canvases 20% off
Join us at our 2018 retreat
Needlepoint in New England
Registration is open for this amazing retreat!
April 27-29, 2018
The Greenwich Hyatt
Some classes are almost full so don’t wait to sign up to make sure you get your first choice of class!
Look at the lineup of teachers and classes!
Kelly Clark – Seashell Wreath
(almost full)
Becki Gebhardt – Stormy Weather by Leigh Designs

Suzie Vallerie – New England Santa by Amanda Lawford

Sandra Arthur – Winter Cardinal by Maggie

(almost full)

Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper

(almost full)

Mary Susan Muirhead – Floral Bouquet by Maggie

All of the details are on the website.  You can register onlineor by calling the shop.  Picture yourself in a wonderful three day class of stitching . . .we hope you join us!

New Self Finishing Products

In a pinch for a gift for the holidays?   There are new colors of the small zip bags from Colonial Needle.
Any 3 inch round fits!
Point 2 Pointe has self-finishing wine stoppers, wine charms, cuffs and cufflinks.  They stitch up in minutes!

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
Save the date for our annual 
Holiday Party
December 9th 10-3
 2018 Finishing Deadlines
Valentine’s Day: December 1, 2018
 Easter: January 22 , 2018
4th of July: April 20, 2018
Halloween: July 20, 2018
Hanukkah: July 27, 2018
Thanksgiving: Aug 3, 2018
Early Christmas: Aug 10, 2018

Around the World

You know how much we love Melissa Prince’s movie coasters.  Now she has travel coasters!  We just received the entire set in the shop the other day.  I can’t wait to get a needle into these!  What a prefect way to commemorate a memorable trip you’ve taken.

Here are my favorites.

Alaska

Florida (this one cracks me up)

New England

New York

When I get a chance I’ll be stitching them up!

They measure 4 x 4 on 18 mesh.  A prefect size and a quick and easy project.  Perfect for this busy time of year.  And they don’t have to be made into a coaster if that isn’t your thing.  You can frame them . . .make a pillow . . .insert it into a box . . .or make a stand up.  We’ve finished this size canvas so many different ways.

I wonder if she’ll have some new ones for the January show.

Christmas Diner Club

I’m so excited to introduce our newest club, exclusive to The Enriched Stitch!

 

      These little cuties are 5 x 5 on 18 mesh canvas.  The club starts in January 2018.  You must sign up by November 15th to be included in the first shipment so we can get the canvases ordered.  The stitch guides are included in the kit with canvas and threads.  We haven’t totally finished stitching the series yet, so we’re not quite sure what the price of the threads will be.  But really . . .who cares?  They’re so stinkin’ cute!  Each canvas is $90 and includes the stitch guide.

The stitch guides are by yours truly, Suzie Vallerie and ANG teacher Nancy Taylor.

Here’s how it works.  You’ll be shipped the first canvas and stitch guide and the complete thread kit for all four canvases in January.  Then, you will receive one canvas and the stitch guide for the next three months.

You can sign up online or by calling the shop, in which case the deposit is for 1 canvas.   The deposit will be applied to the final canvas shipment.

I’ll post pictures as we get them stitched up.  You know they’re going to be even cuter!  We have some special little embellishments planned.  I was thinking that I would finish two of them as pillows with some really fun trim and another would be a standup and the last one could be inserted in a box.  So many possibilities!

I hope you join in the fun!

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