The perfect baby present!

Custom needlepoint booties
Betsy in her booties
Betsy in her booties

 

 

Custom needlepoint booties
Custom needlepoint booties

 

Isn’t Miss Betsy adorable in pink leopard (of course!) needlepoint booties?! Laurie Bloch, stitcher extraordinaire and one of Betsy’s POIA Aunties, stitched these little shoes as a baby present. Laurie has been teaching needlepoint lessons and working at the shop for more than 25 years. She enjoys stitching lots and lots of canvases for her darling grandchildren, Leo and Sadie. If you need a needlepoint lesson or even a little refresher, we will put you in touch with Laurie! Private lessons are $40 and can be scheduled at a mutually-convenient time at the shop. She will also be running a week-long needlepoint camp for kids this summer; email me for details.

If you are in the market for custom booties, or custom anything really, we’re your shop! We work with a marvelous custom artist who can translate your idea into a spectacular canvas. Email me!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Time to Stitch

Stitching with Betsy

 

Stitching with Betsy
Stitching with Betsy

It’s been a long time since my last blog post but a lot has happened! Chris and I welcomed Elizabeth Kenney Battle on October 12th! Betsy, as we call her, is doing well!

I’ve had very little time for stitching–a newborn requires constant attention (major understatement). The other day I found a few minutes to needlepoint while Betsy slept on my lap. Check out her zebra print swaddle; a future fashionista for sure.

I am finishing up a dancing monkey belt by Gayla Elliott. Click here to see the canvas in detail. It comes with a white background though I chose to stitch it in lime green. I’m using diagonal mosaic for the background though it’s a little tedious to compensate around the monkeys, bananas, and palm trees.

The bee pillow on my side is by JP Needlepoint and the other pillow is a custom-painted canvas of the Rose Window at the National Cathedral.

Happy stitching and I hope you are finding time to needlepoint!
Susan

All we need is the baby!

Silver Needle Goodnight Moon

Four days until my due date! Here is a look at all the needlepoint I’ve done for the baby’s room. There is a definite possibility (okay, make that a 100% certainty) that I’ve gone overboard with the stitching. We have a saying in my family: “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!” No truer words have been spoken! (Could that be a new canvas for the Susan Battle Needlepoint line?! I think YES!)

Baby Battle's Nursery
Baby Battle’s Nursery
Storybook characters
Storybook characters

Some of these canvases are from Silver Needle(Babar, Celeste, Paddington, Pooh, Peter Rabbit, and Pat the Bunny. Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and Eloise were custom painted. I painted Madeline and Clifford myself! Each canvas has a different background stitch, which made stitching so much fun!

Jenny Henry Rubber Duckies
Jenny Henry Rubber Duckies

I made a crib mobile out of these rubber duckies from Jenny Henry Designs. She may have discontinued this line of duckies.

Ciao Bella nursery scene & OTT Lite
Ciao Bella nursery scene & OTT Lite

Here is the finished Ciao Bella pillow (see this On Point blog post). Note that I’ve also put in an OTT Lite in the nursery!

Birds of a Feather Bunny pillow & Night Light
Birds of a Feather Bunny pillow & Night Light

Darling pillow from Birds of a Feather–a special thanks to Birds of a Feather owner Danielle for sending the canvas as a baby present! Note this canvas also comes in other color ways. I made the night-light on my own–just vertical stripes that echo the crib dust skirt.

Silver Needle Goodnight Moon
Silver Needle Goodnight Moon
Custom Painted Raggedy Ann and Andy Door Hanger
Custom Painted Raggedy Ann and Andy Door Hanger

Lovingly stitched by Laurie Bloch, a good friend of mine and long time Point of It All Girl!

Custom Painted Pink Leopard Booties
Custom Painted Pink Leopard Booties

Sweet Laurie also stitched pink leopard print booties! O.M.G. they are unbelievable! You know how much I adore animal print…I hope my daughter does too! A special thanks to my friend and decorator extraordinaire, Sally Steponkus, for all her interior design expertise. Be sure to check out her website! Thanks for looking at all these pictures! I’ve had a marvelous time stitching these pieces and I hope they inspire you to incorporate (lots of) needlepoint in your home! Happy stitching, Susan PS I know only about half of you On Point subscribers received last week’s post via email so click here for a link to the Most Versatile Tote Bag Ever!