It’s snowing! The federal government is closed…schools are closed…The Point of It All is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Come keep us company today! We braved the elements (Anna came by metro and I drove slowly) so please drop by the shop for a needlepoint “fix.”
Happy snow day,
The Associated Talents (extremely large!) trunk show with lots and lots of terrific
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,
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
A new artist! Barbara paints primarily belts.
June: Shelly Tribbey
Shelly’s designs are whimiscal and fun to stitch
Such a wide variety of artists–there are so many great canvases
November: Associated Talents
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!
All of you who know me, know I love bees! Here are some of my new favorite canvases:
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)
Elizabeth Turner Collection bee (ladybug, butterfly, and dragonfly also in the series)
Melissa Prince’s honey bee
Bee inspired! Happy stitching,
And here’s a photo of my little bumble bee, Betsy!
Betsy on Halloween
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.
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!