I hope all of you are enjoying your version of summer sunshine and finding lots of time to stitch! Naperville weather today could not be more perfect - 78, sunny and NO HUMIDITY! It's perfect for setting up your favorite outdoor stitching nook and getting started on your next project or finishing up the one you just have about an inch to go.
This past weekend I went to a best friend's daughter's wedding and celebrated with a group of women who bonded together over 8 years ago while we watched our girls compete at competitive cheer. We traveled together for many years and now even though most of our daughters have gone their separate ways, we are all still friends. Every time we are together, I realized how blessed I am to have them in my life. What does this mean...it means Gianna and Giovanni got a wedding gift that was stitched just for them. Many of you have seen bits and pieces on our social media pages, but now I can debut the finished piece.
Lots of beads later and I am happy to announce my "Fashion Books" from Alice Peterson have made it in to the finishers pile too!!!!! It was very strange for me to finish two "big" projects in the same month. I can assure you all that is not the usual situation. (Stitch Guide coming in the next few weeks if I have any other fashion lovers out there.)
We have lots of new arrivals at the store. Market may have been virtual this Spring, but we have a lot of designers who are working hard to bring us fabulous designs.
Sandhill Crane by Zecca, 18 mesh, $143
Scarlett by SG Designs,18m,$74 Scarlet by SG Designs,18m,$70
Holiday Bow and Bauble by The Meredith Collection, 13 mesh, $227
Lady on Light Blue by Colors of Praise, 18 mesh, $189
Blue & White Dishes by Pippin, 13 mesh, $111
Miscellaneous ornaments by Canvasworks, 18 mesh, $46-$58
Make sure to check out the New Arrivals section on our website. It changes daily every time we get canvases in.
Princess and Me will be with us through June 22nd. If you love stitch guides and ornaments, this is the perfect trunk show for you. There are so many choices!
Make sure to check their website and let us know if we can check our stock for you. https://www.princessandme.com/
3K Designs is available until June 29th. Straight from the Minnesota North Woods their designs are beautiful in their simplicity. They also represent Sue Spargo who is a fantastic quilt designer. Her designs are simply breathtaking and have now been recreated on to canvas.
Painted on 13 or 18 mesh, ranging from $141-$196
July: Birds of Feather
August: Labors of Love
September: PLD Designs (formerly Julie Mar) and Painter's Thread
New Thread Alert:
I am so excited to report we have added a new thread to our store. If you are familiar with Painter's Thread Shimmer Ribbon, you will love our latest addition - Painter's Thread #8 Braided Metallic. Comparable to a Kreinik size 8 braid, this thread is dyed in all 40 of the unique Painter's Thread colorways. I can hardly wait to find a project for it.
The colors are beyond fabulous!
I hope we get to see those of you that haven't been in for awhile. We still host open stitching everyday. If you have been fully vaccinated masks are not required. I am so happy that our beloved handcraft has gained such popularity. Today we had a new, young stitcher in the store who was looking for her next future project. She needed a back up to her back up. It was so exciting to see her start her stash. (Did I mention she was 9!) I really do have the best job in the world!
Keep on stitching and until next time, Deb