Year in Review

Happy New Year!

It has been one crazy year at The Enriched Stitch!

Between starting my own wholesale line of canvases, purchasing Amanda Lawford and DC Designs, and everything else that goes on here day in and day out . . .I was exhausted!  I desperately needed the last week off.  And what do you think I did all week . . .worked of course . . .but in my pj’s.

I’ve been furiously stitching away new models for the TNNA show at the end of the month, writing stitch guides, building a new website, updating price lists and hanging out with my little guy and the family.  I have over 100 new designs that will come out at the end of the month, so keep your eyes peeled for all the exciting things coming from the Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.

Unfortunately I can’t show you what I’ve been working on lately, you’ll just have to wait a few more weeks.  But here’s the year in review of everything I stitched in 2017.


Bright Floral – Amanda Lawford

Wonderland Heart – Amanda Lawford

New England Santa – Amanda Lawford.  I will be teaching this piece at our Needlepoint in New England Retreat this spring.

12 Days of Christmas Wreath by Melissa Prince

Red Tails at Sunset – Leigh Designs

Two Chicks Egg – Kelly Clark

This was part of our Hippity Hoppity Egg club last spring

Perfume – DC Designs

Dazzling – Leigh Designs

Limited Edition Heart – Amanda Lawford

Mojito – Leigh Designs

Strawberry Daiquiri – Leigh Designs

Pina Colada – Leigh Designs

Lemon Drop – Leigh Designs

Cufflinks for my husband – Pointe 2 Point

Snowball Cafe – Maggie Co.

This is part of our newest club that starts later this month.

Gingerbread Man – Leigh Designs

Kate Dickerson Alphabet Round

GOAT  (for my future husband Tom Brady lol) VNG Canvas

Shark Mini Stocking – Kathy Schenkel

Boo – Amanda Lawford

Three Birds on a Wire – DC Designs

Long Santa – DC Designs

Mediterranean Diet – Melissa Prince Designs

Serafina – Leigh Designs


Hydrangea Basket – VNG Canvas


Basket Egg – Kelly Clark

Autism Heart – VNG Canvas

Mary’s Cross – A Poore Girl Paints.  This was what I stitched for Mary in our Secret Santa Stitching.  More on that later.

Wine Stopper _ Pointe to Point.  This was a Christmas gift for my mom.

Change Purse – Point of it All (more on this piece coming in another blog)

Phew!  That’s 34 pieces that I can find.  Seems a little light for me this year.  But then again, I’ve stitched about a dozen pieces that I’m not sharing yet.

2017 was a great year, both personally and professionally.  2018 is going to be even better!  I have so many plans for this year . . . new clubs, classes, new canvas designs . . .my brain is always working on overload. Just ask the girls in the shop.

Let’s raise a glass and toast to the upcoming year!





  1. Priscilla says:

    Bravo! You and your team are amazing.
    I miss living close by and getting to pop in and see so many fabulous Needleworks.
    Have a grand 2018.

  2. Lynn Schneider says:

    You are so inspirational! Thank you! Sounds like 2018 will be busier than ever for you, and I wish you great success!

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