Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


PACA PAINTS in pairs for sufficient yardage to make a luxurious cowl. This is a Superfine grade alpaca in a DK weight (5.5 stitches per inch on a 6, 220 yards). That green/brown pair might need to go home with me...unless you get here first.
MARIQUITA is a 1/2 Baby Alpaca and 1/2 Tencel that feels like an angel's wing. Using a #3-4 needle will result in a 6.5 - 7 stitch per inch gauge. There are 400 luxurious yards in a hank.

ASTRAL is 30% Alpaca, 20% Merino and 50% Tencel and is a true worsted at 5 stitches to the inch using a #7. There are 197 yards per skein.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Felt like the size of a TABLECLOTH...

Completed, it was only 20.5 by 9 inches on 40 count linen. I thought I would never finish!
Now I can get back to some needlepoint and knitting!

Monday, October 21, 2013


We have an influx of darling felted bags. The size ranges from Knitting/Stitching bags to small notions holders. Each bag has a zipper closure and cotton lining.

Owls, kitties, sheep and monsters

Knitty-stitchy bag with gusseted base.
 Notions, or purse for little girl

Ipod or tablet bag

Price range from $31 to $8.00!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


When a trunk show from BB Needlepoint  ( ) arrives, we receive a boatload of models, all of which are imaginatively stitched. It is a real education to stand here and study them. Being aware that we have readers who can't dash over and enjoy the show first hand, I'm presenting lots of photographs.

We also have a lot of new canvases from her for which there are no stitch yet. Please feel free to drop me a note at my email if you need a quote on a canvas. Don't forget to click on the images.

You can see that the plumb-bob husband didn't hang this show, so kindly just tip your head to the left five degrees, and ignore the one that is upside down. It looked really good close up, but it has even more character now, n'est pas?

Count on these being here until Nov. 1... and some of them for longer, if we get lucky!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

P & L Trunk Show in situ (clickable)

Trunk Show from PATT AND LEE

 Patt and Lee Designs pieces, formerly Pajamas and Chocolates, have a unique look. There is no confusing her designs with anyone else in the universe. She also deserves admiration for not following in the footsteps of other designers and not stealing ideas from others. 

This kitty, in a standard cat position when company visits, is just one example of the many dog breeds and kitties that we have available. 

She is very cognizant of the sight issues for many of us and there are frequently canvases in both 18 and 13 count.

The show will be here until the end of the month.

I have chosen to present my favorites here. Yes, I love cats!