Monday, July 23, 2007

Exclusive Squiggees

Thanks to all the excitement that is building for seminar my brain is a bit addled. (I'm not really sure how to spell addled but that's beside the point.)

It was pointed out to me today that I forgot to mention that Gail Hendrix the genius behind Squiggee Designs was left off my list of designers who were gracious enough to design pieces exclusively for us.

What was I thinking? Obviously, I wasn't thinking. Gail has designed several wonderful pieces just for us. Her canvases are all whimsical and perfectly stitchpainted. Many are on 13ct canvas so you won't believe how quickly they will stitch!

You will have to be patient a little longer before you can see them but believe me they are worth the wait.

All of the exclusive designs will be in the store in time for seminar and on the web as soon as possible after that. I totally understand that real life gets in the way and we can't always attend seminar. So, for those of you attending in spirit only you can still join in some of the fun and see what's new and exclusive here.

Happy stitching.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Brenda Hart Classes

We are delighted to announce that Brenda Hart is coming to teach at our shop this November. Brenda is an amazing teacher. Her specialty is selecting threads and stitches to bring a canvas to life. Currently she is supplying the stitch of the month to the American Needlepoint Guild ( Check it out, I think you will find a stitch or two that really inspire you.

Brenda has also written 5 books of stitches that are classics for your library. Brenda's Favorite Stitches, More Favorite Stitches and Stitches for the Millenium to name a few. She has yet another book coming out shortly. I'm sure this one will be as exciting as the others.

I have been fortunate to have her write stitch guides for several of my canvases (Shopper Ladies, Party Girls and Summer Shoppers) They are all amazing! The stitch and thread selections are great fun and give you stellar results.

Brenda will be here for 3 days. Friday and Saturday are a two day canvas embellishment class. Select a canvas from our stock and Brenda will work her magic selecting threads and stitches. The class is small so we will get to see what everyone is stitching and watch those canvases come to life in addition to our own pieces. Sunday is a one day version of the class. Select a small canvas and have a day's worth of fun.

I hope you can join us. It's sure to be a great time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More ANG News


It's getting closer. Seminar is 5 short weeks away and the anticipation builds! We are so excited to meet all of you and hope you will take advantage of our shuttle from the host hotel to visit us.

The shuttle will be running all day from Saturday 8/25 - Friday 8/31. It will leave the hotel at 10 am and bring you to the store at 10:30. From here it will return to the hotel, fill up and come back again. Basically every 90 or so minutes. You can stay at the store for as long as you want. Come in the morning, come in the afternoon or come in the evening. We welcome you anytime. There is a full listing of shuttle times available on the website at (Or simply click on the news and events link at the top of

If you are local, and wish to the exhibit at seminar it's certain to be a fun time. Stop by the shop any day 8/25-8/31 before 10:30 and hop on the shuttle. It's free and has to head that way anyway, so grab your friends and take a ride. Just make sure to get back on the shuttle to come home :-)

I've mentioned some of the exciting offerings we will be featuring in previous posts. We will have trunk shows from many nationally known designers -- a large array of "See them only here - exclusive designs" -- the largest selection of threads in Maryland and daily presents for all our visitors. ANG attendees and local friends too.

Stop by and visit. We can't wait to see you.

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