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Happy Spring, right?

Hello Stitchers, 

I hope Spring is finding you all with a bit of stitching time and lots of new inspiration for your current projects.  It's been a busy last month in Naperville for myself and all my needlepoint experts.  I have been to two needlepoint markets-one in Atlanta with Patty and one virtually and also managed to squeeze in a quick trip to Lincoln, NE to visit Caitlin for one last Mom-Daughter weekend.  I did get a bit of stitching done while I was in Lincoln and am really looking forward to finishing my piece. 

Patty Paints designed it as a self-finishing button and my plan is to attach it to a straw bag using a wide ribbon. Which bag is yet to be decided, but we just got in a shipment of new straw bags, so I've got some options, and a girl always needs those, right? 


We are receiving market orders daily right now.  Patty and I had the best time shopping for new designs.  Some of our current favorites:


Make sure to check out all the latest arrivals on our website. 

We are happy to pull threads or write up a stitch guide if you would like.  Just leave us a message in the notes section of your order. 

This month in addition to our Treenway Threads trunk show, we are hosting "Once in a Blue Moon" by Sandra Gilmore.  Her designs cover a wide variety of themes and if you want to just basketweave your piece they are perfectly stitch painted.  


Make sure to check out her website and let us know if you would like us to check out our stock.  All in stock canvases and special orders will receive a 20% discount. (Deposits are required on all special orders.)

At the end of April into May we will be hosting Needledeeva:

 Modern florals, fabulous holidays, and beautiful ladies mean something for everyone!

Anne Fisher:



Best known for her woven handbags and eye glass cases there will be so many more options.  Check out her website and let us know if there is anything we should put aside for you.

And wait until you see her backgammon boards!  They are to die for!

And last but certainly not least, Rachel Barri Designs:  


Are you sensing that she loves pink!

I love our latest Friday postings of "Fabulous Friday Finishing"!  Make sure to check out either Instagram or Facebook - @stitchersgardenil.  I have a fabulous finishing myself that I am so happy to share with all of you:

  I used Glisten and a whole lot of basketweave for this Kate Dickerson Christmas cuff and I absolutely love the final product. The inside lining is red leather and although I can wait on Winter, I can hardly wait to wear it!

I hope you have a fabulous month of inspired stitching and until next time I will leave you with the following words of wisdom from The Needlework Retailer. 


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