More Mod Dogs!

Mod Jack Russell
Mod Jack Rusell
Mod Jack Rusell
Mod Golden Retriever
Mod Golden Retriever
Mod Corgi
Mod Corgi
Mod Labrador
Mod Labrador

 

The first dog day of summer calls for a showcase of our new Mod Dog canvases! Check out the new Labrador, Golden Retriever, Corgi, and Jack Russell additions to my Susan Battle Needlepoint line.

The other Mod dogs (Bulldog, Doxy, Labrador, and Westie) can be seen by clicking here.

These canvases are easy and fun to stitch. They also lend themselves to trying new, decorative stitches.

Stay cool! Susan

Facelift for a Pillow

new bee pillow

Sometimes a tired, old pillow needs a facelift. Sometimes we stitchers need one too but that’s another topic!

Here’s a photo of my wonderful JP Needlepoint pillow that I stitched years ago. Buster napped on it; baby Betsy crawled on it; and Chris and I lounged on it. It was time for a refresh. (Ignore the strange black spots in the lower right corner–not sure what was up with the photo. I’m also not sure why the background stitching looks so different in these two photos. It’s red Silk & Ivory not maroon!)

old bee pillow
old bee pillow

Here’s a photo of the pillow’s new look:

new bee pillow
new bee pillow

 

A close up of the fabric and trim:

fabric and trim close up
fabric and trim close up

Do you have any pillows that are due for a facelift?

Also, Jessica Chaney, the Point of It All’s new shop manager, will be doing blog posts periodically. Look for a post from her next week! She’ll fill you in on her needlepointing history.

Happy stitching,
Susan

Tis the Season!

Melissa Shirley Tree Topper Angel
Melissa Shirley Tree Topper Angel
Melissa Shirley Tree Topper Angel

 

Melissa Shirley Tree Topper Angel
Melissa Shirley Tree Topper Angel

 

Merry Christmas from The Point of It All! I always like to stitch a seasonally-appropriate canvas so right now I’m working on a tree topper (for next year’s Christmas tree). This is a Melissa Shirley canvas on 13 mesh, though it also comes on 18. I used mostly Balger plus Neon Rays for the holly, wool for the hair, and silk for the face. Then I added beads, lots of beads! The fur hem of her dress is uncut turkey work done in Fuzzy Stuff. Right now I’m just finishing up the green sacrifice rows on the front side.

The POIA girls saw how much fun I was having with this piece that both Grace and Anna have ordered the canvas and Molly is thinking about it!

Be sure to check out our calendar at www.tpoia.com to see our holiday hours. Today we will be open from 10 to 1:59 (hint, hint Laurie and I want to leave right at 2 pm!)

Happy stitching,
Susan

Associated Talents Trunk Show and Holiday Hours

The Associated Talents (extremely large!) trunk show with lots and lots of terrific

Labors of Love elegant turkey
Labors of Love elegant turkey

canvases just arrived! Check out www.atneedlepoint.com. All canvases sent in the trunk will be 20% off. Any special orders placed during the course of the show will be 10% off. Email me at [email protected] to check on a particular canvas. The show will be here through Saturday, December 21st.

Also, happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all the wonderful, loyal Point of It All customers. I hope you can carve out some time for stitching! Terrible, terrible pun–apologies.

Happy stitching; happy Thanksgiving,
Susan