The perfect baby present!

Custom needlepoint booties
Betsy in her booties
Betsy in her booties

 

 

Custom needlepoint booties
Custom needlepoint booties

 

Isn’t Miss Betsy adorable in pink leopard (of course!) needlepoint booties?! Laurie Bloch, stitcher extraordinaire and one of Betsy’s POIA Aunties, stitched these little shoes as a baby present. Laurie has been teaching needlepoint lessons and working at the shop for more than 25 years. She enjoys stitching lots and lots of canvases for her darling grandchildren, Leo and Sadie. If you need a needlepoint lesson or even a little refresher, we will put you in touch with Laurie! Private lessons are $40 and can be scheduled at a mutually-convenient time at the shop. She will also be running a week-long needlepoint camp for kids this summer; email me for details.

If you are in the market for custom booties, or custom anything really, we’re your shop! We work with a marvelous custom artist who can translate your idea into a spectacular canvas. Email me!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Taking a Seat!

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Tea Cups child's rocking chair

I just picked up one of my Susan Battle Needlepoint canvases from the upholsterer…I am so pleased with the results! Take a look:

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Pooh & Friends child's rocking chair
Susan Battle Needlepoint’s Pooh & Friends child’s rocking chair

I’ve also designed a Tea Cups canvas and a Treasure Map canvas that fit this child’s rocking chair. Obviously I’ll be doing the pink tea cups one for my baby Betsy! She can’t sit up unassisted yet but it’s never too early to start stitching!

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Tea Cups child's rocking chair
Susan Battle Needlepoint’s Tea Cups child’s rocking chair

 

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Treasure Map child's rocking chair
Susan Battle Needlepoint’s Treasure Map child’s rocking chair

Of course I’ve also planned to stitch the leopard print child’s director’s chair from J. Child Designs for her…I am going to add “Miss Battle” inside the pink outline.

Leopard print child's director's chair from J. Child Designs
Leopard print child’s director’s chair from J. Child Designs

The Susan Battle Needlepoint designs are available through my website (click here) or you can always call the shop to order them and any of the wonderful J. Child designs.

Betsy will have her choice of prime seating! If I get really ambitious and neglect all of my work and family duties, I could stitch this full sized chair from Trubey Designs. It is magnificent. It’s the sort of the Statement Piece that you stitch and then design a room to go with your chair!

 

Trubey Designs Yellow Floral Plaid Chair
Trubey Designs Yellow Floral Plaid Chair

Happy stitching,
Susan

 

Fab Finishing: Snazzy Pillows

Susan Battle Needlepoint 's Two Part Dachshund Pillow

This pillow makes me giggle!

Susan Battle Needlepoint 's Two Part Dachshund Pillow
Susan Battle Needlepoint ‘s Two Part Dachshund Pillow

This pillow makes me smile!

Susan Battle Needlepoint 's Mod Labrador Pillow
Susan Battle Needlepoint ‘s Mod Labrador Pillow

All Susan Battle Needlepoint canvases are available through The Point of It All’s online shop (click here) or by calling the shop at 202.966.9898.

Happy stitching,
Susan

Christmas Cheer

Betsy at Christmas!

Best stocking stuffer EVER.

 

Best Stocking Stuffer!
Best Stocking Stuffer!

The three traditional stockings are designed by Sandra Gilmore…they are beautifully painted and were a joy to stitch. I used a variety of fibers, including Petite Peluche for the fluffy trim on Santa’s coat. I decided not to use any decorative stitches because there was so much going on already and I wanted the design, colors, and fiber textures to speak for themselves.

Buster’s dog bone stocking is from the Susan Battle Needlepoint line.

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year…onward to 2013!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Betsy at Christmas!
Betsy at Christmas!

Superman’s Most Important Accessory

Voila's Superman wallet

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Superman’s wallet!

Voila's Superman wallet
Voila’s Superman wallet

Voila Needlepoint has just designed a totally awesome wallet for a man! So many customers have asked about needlepoint wallets for husbands or boyfriends and I didn’t really have anything. Voila has filled that void. They are coming out with new designs but right now they have Superman, camo, and a skull & crossbones. All look great! The canvas is finished with soft leather in your choice of color. The inside has slots for credit cards and a pocket for cash.

Needlepoint canvas: $64
Leather finishing: $140
Giving a needlepoint wallet you made: PRICELESS

Happy stitching,
Susan