Be our Valentine! Valentine’s Day Canvas Sale through 02/14/2013.

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Point of It All! All of our in-stock Valentine’s Day canvases are 14% off through 2.14.13! See the photos below for our current selection…first come (or emailed ), first served! Call to check if these are in-stock: 202.966.9898. I sold one before i could hit publish on the post.

 

 

TPOIA Staff Pick of the Month

Molly's Pick of the Month

Molly's Pick of the Month

Each month one of The Point of It All ladies will be picking a canvas she loves and would like to showcase with fibers. Molly selected this lovely poinsettia canvas and paired it with Silk & Ivory and Vineyard Silk. The artist is Lee Needle Arts.

Stay tuned for Jill’s February pick…

Happy stitching,
Susan

 

 

New from Susan Battle Needlepoint

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Smile! canvas

Take a look at our newest additions to the Susan Battle Needlepoint line…I call this series Must Love Dogs! More canvases to come, too!

 

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Smile! canvas
Susan Battle Needlepoint’s Smile! canvas

$104; 13 mesh; 12″ x 12″

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Life is a Ball canvas
Susan Battle Needlepoint’s Life is a Ball canvas

 $144; 13 mesh; 12″ x 12″

 

You may have seen this one…it’s one of my favorites!

Susan Battle Needlepoint's Sit canvas
Susan Battle Needlepoint’s Sit canvas

$104; 13 mesh; 12″ x 12″

All of these canvases are available in The Point of It All’s web store…click here.

Happy stitching,
Susan

An Explosion of Lilly!

Barbara Bergsten's Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Shift Dresses

Barbara Bergsten's Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Canvases

Needlepoint artist Barbara Bergsten has created a line of Lilly Pulitzer inspired canvases…aren’t they adorable?! You could make little ornaments out of the shift dresses–I imagine finishing each one so it hangs on a tiny hanger. Or an eyeglass case out of the 3 little dresses canvas. Check out Barbara’s website to see all of her adorable designs!

I really like how the Lilly Pulitzer line combines patterns. I used to be scared to mix prints and patterns; I thought it looked cluttered and chaotic. But done right (and not overdone), you CAN mix. I think the same is true of decorative stitches. Experiment with creating patterns. I urge you to try a new stitch! Maybe start with adding one to just the background. Then on your next project, do the background plus one other area. Just keep evaluating and making sure you aren’t falling victim to adding too much pattern.

You’ll find what’s right for your taste.

I would love to write more but frankly I’m ready to pack my bags for Palm Beach and visit the Lilly HQ!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Your needlepoint nest

Do you have a favorite place to stitch? A cozy little spot on the sofa that is just perfect for needlepoint? It’s your nest!
After a long day at the shop, I like to settle into our sofa and DO SOME STITCHING! I have the Ott Lite (see here for a description) over my right shoulder, a warm fleece blanket over my feet and my scissors carefully balanced on the sofa’s arm. Chris sits on the opposite end and sometimes Buster even curls up between us. There’s a little end table next to the sofa–perfect for my wine glass. Ahh, so relaxing!
Needlepoint is meant to be a restful hobby so you should make your needlepoint nest an oasis. Take a moment to create a soothing environment. Then unpack your project bag and get stitching!
As always, happy stitching,
Susan