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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.

Fall is Just Around the Corner

Wow! Summer has flown by, hasn’t it? Fall is slowly approaching, and each new day possess a subtle hint of the upcoming season. I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for the crisp air of fall!

Here at The Point of It All we have already begun to prepare for fall! We are currently featuring a wall of Fall themed canvases behind our cash register. Below are some of the canvases that are being displayed

 

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All we need is the baby!

The nursery is all ready…all we need is for this little guy to arrive! (Please let it be soon–I’m so ready not to be pregnant any longer!)

I’ve stitched a bunch of canvases for his room…here’s a peak:

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Kathy Schenkel jungle animals

Kathy Schenkel jungle animals

Kathy designs adorable canvases! Check out her website by clicking here. She painted the leopard & monkey and the elephants specifically for me–I am a lucky lady–but she may be adding them to her line.

Kathy Schenkel giraffe

Kathy Schenkel giraffe

I stitched all of the animals in Silk & Ivory with Balger accents. Each piece uses the same two shades of blue with an interesting background stitch. Here is Byzantine. I also did Hesitation, Diagonal Mosaic, and Nobuko. (There are a couple of other ones too but frankly I cannot walk upstairs to check the names as I am supposed to limit the number of stairs I do!)

All About Stitching parrot

All About Stitching parrot

Two parrots from All About Stitching/The Collection. Click here for their website.

Birds of a Feather lion

Birds of a Feather lion

I love this lion from Birds of a Feather! I used Fuzzy Stuff on the mane and tail–great effect! The finishing is absolutely darling.

The nursery is ready…come on baby!

Happy stitching,
Susan

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