Cocktail Hour

It’s a gorgeous Spring day here at The Enriched Stitch!  I’m looking forward to cocktails later tonight on our boat.  First time this season!

Speaking of cocktails . . .Mary Susan and Linda stitched this little Maggie piece together to add to their “bar needlepoint” collection.  It’s only a 5 x 5 piece but look what they did with it!

The tail feathers are AMAZING! Love the crystal to dot the I.  And I’m in love with the stitch they used for the breast.

If you’re looking for a fun project then this is it!  We have four kits in stock and then that’s it for a while until our painting services get back up and running at full capacity.

You can call the shop to order or order online!

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You’re Probably Wondering . . .

 

I’ve been fielding a lot of questions regarding reopening, so I would like to provide a few answers.

We will NOT be reopening on Wednesday, May 20th.
I want to be able to open in a way that makes my employees and customers feel comfortable and safe.
We are looking forward to having you back in the shop as much as you are looking forward to being back in the shop.
We WILL be reopening at a
date-to-be-determined,
and it will look like this

1. By appointment only –
one customer per time slot –

2. Customers will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entering.

In the meantime, we will continue to offer

curbside pickup and shipping of prepaid phone and email orders
shopping via Facetime
canvas kitting via email – send a picture of your canvas to enrichedstitch@gmail.com
and we will pull threads!
classes and studio time via zoom
If you don’t follow us on Instagram and Facebook, PLEASE DO!  I post lots of canvases and pictures of what’s in the shop there.
  I plan to do more Facebook-LIVE events so be sure to tune in for those!
I will also post a blog with all the canvases that we have in the shop so be sure to subscribe to the blog!
We will do our best to bring The Enriched Stitch to you!

We look forward to hearing from you all and seeing you as soon as it is possible!  We miss seeing you and can’t wait to have you back in the shop!

More Painted Pony Angels

Our Painted Pony Angels trunk show is still going on.  I promised I would post the rest of the angels we received and here they are in all their cuteness!

All trunk show canvases are 20% off now through May 30th and if you want us to pull threads for the canvases the threads are 10% off.  You know how this works by now.  The frame number is UNDER the picture.

Please email directly at enrichedstitch@gmail.com to order or inquire about the canvases.  I’d hate to miss any of your emails!  Or drop us a line! 203-210-5107

 

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They are all so cute!  I have a few picked out for myself!

What Would Suzie Do?

Another fun installment for you!

For all you cardinal lovers out there (including me)!  This design from 3K is 8 1/2 x 11 on 18 mesh.

If I were to stitch this, I would skip stitch the background with one strand of Impressions to keep it light.  The birch trees I would do Horizontal Brick Stitch over 2 with Straw Silk, changing colors to follow the painting.

I’ve stitched a lot of cardinals and try to do them differently each time.  I would do angled Satin Stitch or Fly Stitch for the tail feathers.  I would do Open Nobuko for the body of the bird with 4 strands of red Splendor.  The wings I would do Criss-Cross Hungarian with red Splendor.  He’s such a happy bird!

The cardinal kit with the threads is $188.45

This is a new piece of mine available through Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.  I designed it to fit in my new self finishing boxes where all you do is pop it in and your done and there’s glass on top to protect it.

I would do Alicia’s Lace  over 2 with 2 strands of Soie d’Alger for the background.  The little ladybugs have to be beaded!  You could bead the letters, as well, or tent stitch them if beading isn’t your thing.

The canvas is about 4 x 5 on 18 mesh.  The canvas and threads are $78.70. The box is $80

It definitely feels like 5 o’clock somewhere all the time these days!  How fun would this be in your collection of bar needlepoint?

I would tent stitch the glass, clock hands and numbers with the pictured threads.  The background would be fun in Pepper Pot (not sure why I have Gloriana in the picture too) in Woven Stitch. I would do a wrapped chain stitch for the silver outline with Kreinik.

  This canvas is 6 inches round on 13 mesh. The kit is $108.

 

We still have this gorgeous tree kit in stock.  It is 14 x 14 on 18 mesh and the kit is $207.70

I think everyone is having a hard time envisioning the background I see on this piece.  It would be similar to the background I did on Harvest Moon.

I’ll have another installment of this coming soon!

 

Last Call . . .Reindeer and Cardinal Class

For anyone who missed the original sign up for Melissa Prince’s Reindeer and Cardinal class, it’s not too late!

We FINALLY got all the threads in for the piece so now I can set a date for the class.  The online Zoom class will be Monday May 18th from 1-3.

We have three kits left in stock so don’t wait!  You can call the shop or order online

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You’ll learn a cool technique for the antlers, how to applique the green glitter felt, tons of new stitches and how fun are the tassels on the scarf?

I can’t wait until I can get to a fabric store again to pick everything out to make this into a fabulous pillow!

Painted Pony Angels Trunk Show

The angels have arrived! And one is cuter than the next!

I have to admit…I’ve never stitched an angel but I think that’s about to change!

Here’s pictures of half of what received in the trunk show. I’ll post the rest of the trunk show later this week.

As with all of our trunk shows, the canvases are 20% off and the threads for those canvases are 10% off!

You know the drill by now. Refer to the picture below the frame number when you call or email to order.

 

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I’ll be posting the rest of the angels later this week!

Please email enrichedstitch@gmail.com or call the shop to order! 203-210-5107

May Finishing Sale

We usually do our finishing sale in June, but I’ve decided to push it up this year to help with what will be an overwhelming amount of finishing that will be pouring in once we are all released from our homes.

All finishing dropped off or mailed in during the month of May will be 10% off!  And, as an added bonus, any finishing that we received during April will also be 10% off.

Be sure to include your contact info when you drop off or mail in so our finishing department (aka Mary Susan) can contact you to go over your finishing.

You can download our finishing form by clicking here. Fill it out the best your can or simply put a question mark and we’ll talk to you about it.

We can’t wait to see all of your finished pieces!

 

 

What Would Suzie Do?

 

There was such an overwhelming response to this blog from last week so I’m doing it again . . .as promised!

This pretty piece by Kate Dickerson makes me happy on a gray, rainy day like today!

I would tent stitch the graphic border with Essentials and Satin Stitch the green of the border.  I would also tent the butterflies but use a variety of threads like Straw Silk and some sparkly Glisten.  The flowers would be fun in long stitches with Straw silk.  And then I would give it a really pretty background like the one shown below. It’s an easy stitch to compensate around all the pretty things in this piece.  I would definitely stitch the background first.

This little cutie is from Maggie.  I think it would be so cute in a kid’s room or as a leash holder.

I would stitch the snow in a simple Bargello pattern, like one in “Stitches to Go” and change the color to follow the shading.  I think he would be cute stitched in Petite Very Velvet.  His sweater could be done in Giant Kalem stitch so it looks knitted.  A little skip stitch on the sky would be a nice background.

 

This piece just cracks me up!  It would be a super quick stitch which is perfect for a holiday piece.

I would do Vertical Brick Stitch over 4 for the background with Entice and Satin Stitch the letters with Petite Frosty Rays so they puff up and really stand out.

These two canvases are still available from my post last week and you can read about all the fun ways I would stitch them!

Happy Stitching!

Home is Where the Needlepoint Is

After spending so much time at home, I have a new appreciation for my family and my house.  I’m so lucky that my family can go outside in our yard for fresh air and sunshine, play games, ride bikes and all the other things we’ve been doing to keep busy.

I came up with the idea of this canvas last fall, long before any of us could have dreamed we’d be where we are today.

Linda has been stitching away on this piece over the last few weeks.  Her stitching is fabulous!

There are 12 ornaments that you can swap out each month.  All you have to do is put a magnet in the finishing and the ornament will stay in place of where the O is supposed to be.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

There’s alternative design for December for those that celebrate Hanukkah but I haven’t received it from my painters yet so I don’t have a picture.

All of us at the shop have been stitching away on the ornaments and writing guides.  Pretty soon all of them will be stitched and I’ll show you them when they are.  There will be stitch guides for all the canvases in the HOME series.

If you love this as much as we do, scoop it up now because I won’t be getting more canvases for a few months. . . probably not until July.

You can order the large canvas online and let us know which ornaments ( you don’t have to purchase them all at once) you would like when you check out.

 

 

Easter Sale

It’s time to get started on your Easter projects for next year! Haven’t you always wanted a basket of eggs or standup eggs? Maybe a pretty spring pillow? Now is the time!

All in stock Easter canvases are 25% off now through Saturday!

You know the deal by now. Give us a call or email enrichedstitch@gmail.com and let us know what you can’t live without!

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