Destination Dallas is only 9 days away! I can’t wait to show you everything! There’s over 100 new designs, a new self finishing product that I absolutely love and a few other surprises in store. There will also be a new retailers club offered by any shop throughout the country.
I have spent all summer working on this show. If you’ve been in the shop, you know I haven’t been there too much this summer. Plus, my little guy gets a little tired of hanging out at the shop, even though he basically plays on his computer there which is exactly what he does at home. LOL! But he really hates when I put him to work hanging threads or helping me with a trunk show.
I packed up 8 huge boxes last weekend and FedEx picked them up yesterday.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much work goes into these shows by exhibitors. We have to update prices lists and websites, photograph and edit the new designs, and all the other tedious things we have to do. But it’s not all drudgery . I love creating new designs and stitching the new pieces. It’s so worth it when you open your door in Dallas. There’s an energy at this show that is palpable.
Be sure to stay glued to Needlepoint Nation, my blog and other designers websites and Facebook pages next weekend. I’ll be posting blogs throughout the show. And before you think how the heck is she writing blogs in the middle of the show, I’ll tell you a dirty little secret . . .I write them before hand and schedule them to publish at certain times. I’m good but I’m not that good! LOL!
My abstract animals are back from the finisher! I just love them!
When I first saw these designs I envisioned them on a tree just like this. Andrea brought this into the shop last year and it’s made a permanent home there. Well . . .I think so. Hope she knows that LOL!
My favorite part about the finishing is that they aren’t overtly Christmasy. That way they can be on display all winter long. Or all year long for that matter.
The ribbons on the reindeer are my favorite.
It’s not too late to join our club with these designs. You’ll start in November instead of October since it’s a little tough getting canvases quickly this time of year because of the Dallas show.
You can sign up online or by calling the shop.
There’s a special surprise and bonus for club members that I wish I could tell you about now but I have to wait until the Dallas show. This darn Dallas show . . .so much I want to tell you and show you but I just can’t yet. I will be sharing one of my favorite new designs soon so stay tuned!
You know the drill by now. But this sale is even bigger. The first set of canvases are 30% off. There are select canvases that are 40% off!
And then there are canvases that are significantly reduced to $15-$30 dollars. When you call or email, please refer to the frame number ABOVE the canvas. The canvases are grouped together by the discount. Give us a call or shoot me an email if you find some goodies you can’t pass up. At these prices you can’t resist! 203-210-5107
The sale starts tomorrow August 21st and ends Saturday August 25th. The sale is in store only. The discount does not apply to our online store.
30% off canvases featured below
The canvases below are 40% off!
The canvases below are $30
The canvases below are $25
The canvases below are $20
The canvases below are $15
Give us a buzz! 203-210-5107. The phones should be very busy so leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
The CBK trunk show ends this week. If you’ve missed “Suzie’s picks” on Facebook, here are some of my favorite pieces from the trunk show.
All the canvases are 20% off and include a FREE stitch guide!
I think this piece would make the most beautiful pillow, inset in a periwinkle fabric. A cool stitch for the off white border . . .a little ribbon work (nothing over the top), maybe just some gathered stitch and French and Colonial knots. And voila!
You know I’ve got a think for penguins. They’re just too cute! I see Rhodes stitches in the sky for the snowflakes, maybe repousse for the branch.
I just love the colors in this piece. And how about the magnet? LOVE it!
Scott Church pieces crack me up. Each one is cuter than the next. I didn’t put it in the picture, but as I look at it while I’m typing, there should be some Flair in this piece to make the snow on the branch with a gathered stitch. The hats could be done in Kalem or a wrapped kind of embroidery stitch I often use to make scarfs, hats and sweaters.
Let me start with I have no affinity for French Bulldogs. But I love the colors in this piece and he’s just too cute. You could do a really cool open background stitch with a large pattern, which makes a background really interesting without overpowering it if you use a thin thread like Impressions.
I can’t take credit for this piece. Mary Susan stitched this a few years ago. The finishing on it makes me want to stitch it!
Take a look at the CBK website and give us a call if there’s something that catches your eye. We’re full of creative ideas for these pieces!
You don’t wanna miss this . . .August 18th . . .a Stash Sale! You’re probably wondering what that means. Here’s how it works.
Bring your pre-priced unwanted “stash” items to the shop on Saturday August 18th so they can become someone else’s treasure.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a wonderful family in Wilton that is going through a very difficult time. Issy Kwei, and adorable 11 year old girl from Wilton, had a tumor removed form her brain stem at Yale Hospital. The tumor was removed successfully but Issy has a long road ahead of her, having to relearn brain-stem controlled skills–from breathing, swallowing, talking and more. The family faces exorbitant medical bills, expected to be $250,000-$500,000! Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful thing to do?
How cute is she?
Items not sold will be donated to another charity and will not be returned.
Canvases must be unstitched and you are limited to 5 canvases to donate. You must price them ahead of time. If you need help with that, just give us a shout.
So, come and stitch in the shop that day. We’ll have door prizes, snacks and a ton of fun! Bring lunch and spend the day if you want to! If you can’t make it that day, you can drop off your once loved treasures that week.
It’s getting close to that time of year! In order to receive your pieces back for the holidays you must turn them in by the following dates.
Thanksgiving: August 3rd
Hannukah: July 27th
Standups, Gusseted Ornaments: August 10th
Stockings/Pillows: October 1st
Belts: October 1st
Ornaments: October 15th
Stockings/Pillows: October 1st
Finishing takes a long time during the holiday season. Be advised that your piece may not arrive until a few days before the holiday. If you need it by a certain date, please let us know.
If you’ve missed the deadlines, touch base with us and we will contact our finishers to see if they can make it happen.
I was so excited when Melissa Prince came out with ornament size versions of her larger abstract animals! I ordered an entire set for myself at the January show. I snatched them up as soon as they came in and none of the girls at the shop knew that I had them in my stash. So they were quite surprised to see that I had stitched all five.
If you’re thinking that I forgot to stitch the background or that I’m not finished, you’re mistaken. I don’t feel like these need a background. But, there will be a suggestion in the guide for those of you who aren’t quite on board with my minimalistic backgrounds.
All the special embellishments come with the club and are exclusive to club participants, like the cool eye on the fox.
I don’t know which one is my favorite. I’m usually partial to bunnies but I think in this case my favorite is the deer.
Our new club starts in October. There are five canvases in total. Each canvas is $65 and includes the stitch guide. Each thread kit installment is $55. You can sign up online or by calling the shop. 203-210-5107. You must sign up by August 11th to be included in the first shipment. You will be charged a deposit of $130 when you sign up which is one installment of the club along with the shipping.
I better write the stitch guides up quickly so I can get them off to the finisher. I’ve made that mistake before of sending a piece off to a finisher and thinking I could write the guide from a picture. LOL! And I have to search for a funky Scandinavian type tree for them to hang from.
I hope you join us in this fun series!