Kirk & Bradley Trunk Show!

K & B Perfume Bottle
K & B Perfume Bottle
K & B Perfume Bottle

Hello and welcome to the next British Invasion! The English designers Kirk & Bradley (formerly Kirk & Hamilton) have just delievered a wonderful trunk show to The Point of It All. So many fun canvases! Peruse their website by clicking here and then email me to check availability. Trunk show canvases that are at the shop are 20% off; K&B canvases that are ordered are 10% off. All orders must be placed before the trunk show’s end (Friday, Sept. 6th).

The shop will be closed on Monday for Labor Day.

Happy stitching,
Susan

K & B Cupcake Heart
K & B Cupcake Heart

Fab Finishing: picture frame

Susan Battle Needlepoint Picture Frame

I am super excited to report that last week’s blog post on needlepoint artist Ralph Wileman was read BY RALPH WILEMAN!!! He then picked up the phone and called me! I’m not joking when I say that I felt like I was talking with a celebrity. What a pleasant man; we had such an enjoyable conversation. As it turns out, his son lives very close to The Point of It All. He will let me know when he next comes up for a visit so we can arrange a sip and see of his amazing work. Isn’t that exciting?

Susan Battle Needlepoint Picture Frame
Susan Battle Needlepoint Picture Frame

This picture frame, from my Susan Battle Needlepoint line, just came back from the finisher. I think it looks lovely! You could always stitch it in a different color way if Lilly Pulitzer isn’t your taste. Disclaimer: photo of Betsy not included with the canvas.

Happy stitching!
Susan

Fab Finishing: Coordinate your pillows with your furniture!

Amanda Lawford sunflower canvas

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Amanda Lawford pillow on chair

Miriam, a Point of It All customer and outstanding stitcher, just picked up this marvelous pillow. She had selected the Splendor silk colors to coordinate with the Pierre Deux fabric she used to recover her living room chair. Doesn’t it look amazing?!

The canvas is from Amanda Lawford. Miriam used the Byzantine stitch for the border. The fabric is reversible so we used the predominately yellow side for the gusset and back of the pillow. The cording is from one of our trim books–we have tons of trim and fabric books.

Well done, Miriam!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Fabulous Finishing: 3D Bird

Labors of Love three dimensional birds
Labors of Love three dimensional birds
Labors of Love three dimensional birds

Tweet! Tweet! Two fabulous three-dimensional birds just flew in from the finisher! They are from Labors of Love. I stitched the woodpecker all in Balger for a totally sparkly effect. Regina, who writes stitch guides for The Point of It All, did her chick a dee in velvet–it’s so soft and lovely.

Check out the Labors of Love website to see their whole collection of birds.

Happy stitching,
Susan