Hi Stitchers –
Wholely moly – where is the time going? It doesn’t seem possible July is already here. The steamy sunny weather seems to be taking over the country nationwide – of course to me, that means “perfect stitching weather!”
Our annual Holiday Open House is only a month away! Good thing I booked Trunk Shows last year from Carolyn Mitchell Designs, JBW Designs, and Erica Michaels Petites – I know you’ll love seeing all the models. This event is always a favorite time of the year as we celebrate the Anniversary of the Shop (18 years this year!) and the holiday stitching begins or continues in earnest! Our plans for this year are well under way and we look forward to seeing a lot of your faces August 5-7th. Invitations will be sent out in a couple of weeks but mark your calendars NOW!
I’ve updated the shop with new arrivals over the last two weeks. There’s quite an eclectic group of items under New in the Shop this week – lots of patterns, needlepoint Beginner & Stitch & Zip kits, some accessories, a Sea Turtle Needle Minder, and more. Check it all out at NewInTheShop.
The Registration Forms are now available for the Duality Stitching Retreat January 2011. For more info and to download the Registration Form, click DualityRetreat.
The Rainbow Mystery has started. Here’s a little more info on the Rainbow Mystery Stitchalong - the piece is similar in style to Color Delights:Rainbow. The larger Mystery Piece has 144 squares where the CD Rainbow has 16 squares (4 rows of 4 squares). The Mystery will be 12 rows of 12 squares with no duplicates. The entire piece is stitched with Vineyard Silks - 14 colors of Threadworx Overdyed VS and 13 solid colors. The leftover threads from the Color Delights Rainbow are all used in the Mystery. It's yummy to work with - only one strand is used, it's very soft, doesn't pill and is overall Fabulous. The colors are bright and vivid and I just love working this piece.
Canvas Size: 16x16
Design Size: 12x12
The Mystery started July 1st (kits and first month's instructions will be sent out). On the 1st of each month through December, an additional set of instructions will be emailed (snail mail is available for an additional $5.00 to cover postage). Each set of instructions will cover 24 squares.
Price: $175.00 includes Canvas, silks, and all instructions. If you've already purchased a Color Delights Rainbow kit, your cost for the Mystery will be $110.00 because you will be able to use the leftover threads.
If you’re interested in signing up, send me an email or call me at the shop. We sold out of the first set of kits and just got more threads in today! I'd love to show you a photo of the first part but the batteries in the camera are dead and I can't put my hands on the charger (maybe it's at home?!).
Have a great weekend – I’m looking forward to a quick trip to see my mom in North Carolina – I hope there will be a cool mountain breeze BUT I know there will be goodies from the garden! I'm not leaving until tomorrow after work so come see me in the shop tomorrow