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It's Been a While

Hello Stitchers!  It's been a crazy couple of months and I apologize for the lack of communication.  We have a lot of exciting things happening in the store this month and coming soon and I can't wait to fill you all in. 

New canvases from market are arriving daily.  Just in today from Associated Talents:

These mini stars are 3" each and would be a quick finish, (easily be ready in time for Edie's "Finishing 101" class scheduled for June 18, 2019-more on that to follow).

New Christmas farm animals from Pepperberry:

And "Pumpkin Lane" from Melissa Shirley just in the last two days:

We also received in the official "#StitchClubChicago" for those of you who are a members.  There are many different #Stitch Clubs on Instagram and we can order any of them as a painted canvas from Labors of Love.

A fantastic exclusive from Kathy Brant celebrates Chicago days past

and the Notre' Dame Cathedral.  The stitch guide to match the finished product will be available May 25, 2019

If you are interested in getting on the order list please give us a call.630-946-6216.

Iin addition, we have two great trunk shows going on through the end of May:


Bags $35

And Rachel Donley :

There are several more "drink" canvases and each one includes a monogram chart to personalize it for yourself or your favorite party person.

All trunk show canvases will receive a 20% discount> Check out their individual websites and we can check our stock for you. 

June: Kimberly Ann
         Valerie Needlework Group

July: Penny MaCleod


"Canvas Embellishment with Linda Corirossi": Thursday, May 23, 2019  10am-12pm and/or 1pm-3pm
                                                                          Thursday, June 6, 2019  10am-12pm and/or 1pm-3pm
                                                                          Thursday, June 20, 2019 10am-12pm and/or 1pm-3pm
                                                                          Thursday, July 11, 2019 10am-12pm and/or 1pm-3pm
                                                                          Thursday, July 25, 2019 10am-12pm and/or 1pm-3pm
Cost per session: $25

Bring in any canvas and Linda will help you with direction, ideas or technique.  It is a great learning experience and a great way to think outside the box. Registration available via the website or call the shop. 630-946-6216

"Finishing 101 with Edie Weilemann":  Tuesday, June 18, 2019  10am-2:30pm

Cost: $65 (includes backing fabric and materials to finish ornament)

Do you have a stitched 6" canvas and want to try finishing it in to an ornament yourself?  This class will help you get there. Choose from any basic shape including circle, oval, square, star or heart and Edie will help you leave class with an ornament that you can gift to your favorite person (or yourself).  Cording materials will be purchased during class.  A lunch break will be given.  Registration available via the website or call the shop. 630-946-6216

"What's That Succulents" with Sandy Arthur

Join us August 31- September 2, 2019 for our exclusive class with Sandy Arthur.  There are 27 different areas covered by this very talented teacher and author.  She has embraced the rich colors in this JP Needlepoint design allowing for you to be exposed to tons of threads, techniques and ideas to make this stunning piece even better. 

Cost: $500 includes instruction and canvas.
         $250 deposit (non-refundable) due July 1, 2019
         Thread kit additional fee.
Call the shop to register for this class.  630-946-6216

If you haven't been following Kimberly Ann on Instagram or Facebook, I want to fill you in on a great stitch-a-long opportunity.  Kimberly Ann is a new painted canvas designer who has decided to run her own stitch-a-long for one of her favorite canvases. 

"Everything Chanel" is a 12 week, group stitch-a-long that any individual can participate in. The above pictured canvas is the two sided clutch bag, retailing for $309.  The single "flat" retails for $174.  Purchase the canvas from us along with the thread kit and receive a 20% discount off your canvas.  We already have 4 stitchers participating and it's not to late to join.  Each week for 12 weeks, one square will be covered by Kimberly herself.  Starting at the end of May, it's not to late to have us order a canvas and get you started. 

I hope to see you all in the near future.  Stop in for open stitching, Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am-5pm.  If you're stuck with your piece, it can be just what you need to be reinvigorated to complete your project and start a new one.  I love how much inspiration and support everyone offers their fellow stitchers. Have a happy May and take a minute (or an hour) just for yourself.  Deb

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  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p,
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