Mark Your Calendars

trunk

I am excited to announce the trunk show schedule for next year! Exact dates still need to be finalized but get ready for these shows:

April: Itz A Stitch
http://www.itzastitch.com/
A new artist! Barbara paints primarily belts.

June: Shelly Tribbey
http://www.shellytribbey.com/
Shelly’s designs are whimiscal and fun to stitch

September: CBK
http://www.cbkneedlepointcollections.com/
Such a wide variety of artists–there are so many great canvases

November: Associated Talents
http://www.atneedlepoint.com/
We always do an AT trunk show between Thanksgiving and Christmas and every year the artists send dynamite (and brand new) designs.

Watch our calendar for firm dates on these shows. As always, all canvases sent in the trunk show are 20% off and special orders placed during the show are 10% off. Now I am lining up 2015–Kathy Schenkel is already confirmed for April 2015!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Bees on the Brain!

Betsy on Halloween

All of you who know me, know I love bees! Here are some of my new favorite canvases:

Whimsy & Grace scissor case (green colorway)
Whimsy & Grace scissor case (green colorway)

(That’s a yellow tassel on the right of this photo–it will be attached in the finishing.)

Deborah Purtell key fob (yellow bee colorway)
Deborah Purtell key fob (yellow bee colorway)

 

Elizabeth Turner Collection bee (ladybug, butterfly, and dragonfly also in the series)
Elizabeth Turner Collection bee (ladybug, butterfly, and dragonfly also in the series)

 

Melissa Prince's honey bee
Melissa Prince’s honey bee

Bee inspired! Happy stitching,
Susan

And here’s a photo of my little bumble bee, Betsy!

Betsy on Halloween
Betsy on Halloween

 

New project; fast stitch!

Alice Peterson canvas
Alice Peterson canvas
Alice Peterson canvas

I’ve just started on a new canvas…this one is from Alice Peterson. I really liked the painted “caning” on this canvas and thought the effect would be enhanced with the Skip Tent stitch. It’s super simple. All you do is stitch every other stitch. (Double click on the above photo to zoom in closer.) With this stitch there is blank canvas showing when you are finished so pick a color thread that is close to the painted canvas. Here the design is painted a color very similar to the Whole Wheat Silk & Ivory I am using. An added bonus of this stitch is SPEED! When you only stitch every other stitch, you can finish areas a lot faster.

I already selected a tailored, twisted fringe and ordered it (lest it be out of stock or discontinued by the time I finish the stitching.) If you pick a trim fist, you can match your fiber exactly. You can really get in a jam if you’ve finished a canvas but can’t find a trim that’s a good color match.

Happy stitching,
Susan

I should mention that I rolled up the canvas using bankers clips to make it more manageable while I’m stitching. I love those bankers clips! Low-tech solutions are sometimes the best!

New Susan Battle Needlepoint Canvas

Susan Battle Needlepoint Purple Lattice

Look what arrived today:

 

Susan Battle Needlepoint Red Trellis Canvas

My apologies for this HUGE image! I’m having some technical difficulties with the blog formatting and my all-things-technical guru isn’t home yet!

13 mesh
16″ x 16″
$228

This canvas would be awesome companion to my Large Purple Lattice:

Susan Battle Needlepoint Purple Lattice
Susan Battle Needlepoint Purple Lattice

These canvases, along with all my other Susan Battle Needlepoint designs, are available in the online shop: http://tpoia.storenvy.com/ and at The Point of It All! Thanks for supporting me as I expand my line!

Oh, friendly reminder that the Christmas deadline is Tuesday, October 1st!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Fall Finishing Bonanza

Canvas by Fleur de Paris/Sandra Gilmore

This loyal Point of It All customer is ready for Fall! Check out all the pillows that just arrived for her. In taking the photos, we tried to show all the beautiful trims and fabric. Annie Leibowitz wouldn’t approve of our efforts but we hope you’ll get the idea of the amazing work our finishers do!

Canvas by Fleur de Paris/Sandra Gilmore
Canvas by Fleur de Paris/Sandra Gilmore
Canvas by Kelly Clark
Canvas by Kelly Clark
Canvas by Cooper Oaks
Canvas by Cooper Oaks
Canvas by JP Needlepoint
Canvas by JP Needlepoint

Happy stitching; happy pillow finishing!
Susan