Jean Smith

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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Jean Smith Trunk Show Now In the Shop!

Spring has sprung…at least at The Point of It All! We have a trunk show of Jean Smith canvases at the shop. It is simply an explosion of vibrant flowers!

The trunk show will be at the shop through Saturday, March 17th and all canvases are 20% off. If you can’t get to the shop, peruse Jean’s website at home and email me. I’ll check to see if your canvas is included in the t.s.
Interesting note: Jean Smith is a floral designer in addition to being a needlepoint artist.
Happy Spring; happy stitching,
Susan
PS Our website is up and running again so I’ll be back to blogging regularly!

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Back from Market: Baltimore

I drove up to Baltimore yesterday for a Cash & Carry market…I handed over the cash and the artists handed over the canvases! I got great canvases from Jean Smith…a symphony of florals. I’ve clipped them together so you can look through them like a mini trunk show…come by the shop! Or if you are far away, peruse her website to see her sophisticated take on flowers.

Lots of new pieces from Amanda Lawford too…this wonderful Santa (see above) has to be ordered but it is SPECTACULAR! Really a show stopper. I can’t wait for him to arrive. Absolutely stunning.

Terrific canvases from Sue of Cooper Oaks…as always.

Time for a new canvas? Yes! Happy shopping…Happy stitching,
Susan

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