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Santa’s on his way!

Look who just arrived!

Amanda Lawford Giant Santa

Amanda Lawford Giant Santa

This Santa stands 30″ tall! He comes on 13 or 18 mesh; I stitched him on 13. Amanda Lawford has a bunch of different Santas; click here to see them.

This canvas was so much fun to stitch! I used a bunch of different threads and a few different stitches. He’ll be back in the shop after the holidays so you can see him in person. (The only way I could get him home was to strap him in Betsy’s car seat!)

Merry Christmas and happy stitching,
Susan

Betsy with Santa

Betsy with Santa–she’s only slightly taller!

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Associated Talents trunk show

Associated Talents Trunk Show at The Point of It All

Associated Talents Trunk Show at The Point of It All

The trunk show from Associated Talents is here! All in-stock canvases are 20% off and all special orders placed before 12/23 are 10% off. Browse online by clicking here. Email me at [email protected] or call the shop at 202.966.9898 to see if a canvas is here!

I love these canvases!!! Fun and easy to stitch.

Happy stitching,
Susan

Associated Talents Trunk Show at The Point of It All

Associated Talents Trunk Show at The Point of It All

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What’s New: Waverly Wool is here

20141112_113520 20141112_113459We finally have a great wool option! It’s Waverly Wool, a three ply, 100% wool fiber. Use all three strands on 10 mesh; use two out of three on 13 mesh, and use one out of three on 18 mesh. We carry about 100 colors in 8 yard mini skeins for $1.50 each. You can also special order larger hanks for $12.

We think Waverly is going to be a great choice when you want to stitch with wool: rugs, belt backgrounds, dog collars, and other projects that benefit from a sturdy background. Plus the colors are really vibrant!

Happy stitching,
Susan

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I’m back!!!!

I’m thrilled to be back at The Point of It All after a wonderful maternity leave with Baby Jack (already three months) and Betsy (two years in October)! I’m easing back into working full time: I will be at the shop three days per week right now. It’s been great to see customers and to get back in the needlepoint swing of things.

I was excited to pick up two of my pillows that had been finished while I was away. I stitched a Jean Smith floral and a Kate Dickerson Ikat. Here they are pictured in my guest room. We don’t have many guests these days but I still thought the bedroom needed some needlepoint. (The next step will be painting the walls; “builder’s white” makes me kind of sad.)

Jean Smith floral

Jean Smith floral

Jean Smith floral

Jean Smith floral

Kate Dickerson Ikat

Kate Dickerson Ikat

Kate Dickerson Ikat

Kate Dickerson Ikat

I used Silk and Ivory on both canvases. I did a Bargello pattern on the floral one, which was fun and fast. There are so many different Bargello patterns–I love June McKnight’s book. She has great pictures and diagrams. We carry this book at TPOIA.

As always, happy stitching,
Susan

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Dog Days of Summer

I cannot believe Labor Day is this weekend! This summer has whizzed by. As sad as I am to pack up my white jeans and sundresses, I am more than ready for cozy sweaters and cords. As a tribute to our last few days of summer, I am featuring dog canvases that are sprinkled throughout the shop. After all, these are the dog days of summer!

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This Maggie & Co. “hugtime” canvas is 13 mesh and $205.

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Everyone who comes into the store immediately notices this ADORABLE Maggie & Co. canvas! Personally, I cannot get enough of the details such as the tennis ball hubcaps or the rabbit at the front of the car. This canvas is $175 and is on 18 mesh.

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Mod Labrador Mod Corgi

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The canvases featured above are part of a series from Susan Battle Designs called “Mod Dogs.” Each canvas is $148 and is on 13 mesh. To see the full line visit our Facebook page, and the album titled “Mod Dogs.”

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Shown above is another line from Susan Battle Designs. This line features dog commands. Each canvas is $115 and on 13 mesh. These canvases would be a great project to learn new stitches on as there are large areas of color!

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This daschund two part pillow is…you guessed it, another Susan Battle designs canvas! I sense a trend… The daschund pillow is $178 and on 13 mesh.

I hope some of these canine pillows got your tail wagging! However, if you are a feline fanactic there are a couple of canvas designers who feature cute cats.

http://www.needlecrossings.com/

http://www.cbkneedlepoint.com/Cecilia_Ohm-Eriksen.html

We hope everyone has a relaxing and fun Labor Day Weekend! We will be open this Saturday, August 30th from 10 am until 2 pm. We will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 1st. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd.