Stitchville USA SEPTEMBER 2010 1 7-HI CENTER • MINNETONKA • (952) 474- 700 • toll free 888-232-9403 DEBBIE'S You Won! CORNER Greetings — the summer is coming to an end — but fall is my favorite time of year. I like the cooler air, the changing leaves and Apple House apples. It just seems less busy — no flowers or garden New Books ks to tend to so there seems to be more stitching time!! So stop in and get inspired with our fall and Halloween displays and pick up a new project or two. We have lots of new models to entice you into the new season! • Just Nan has been busy creating new Remember to mark your calendars Halloween pretties for us to stitch. for the unveiling of the new goodies that Hagatha’s Hats are two cute witch’s hats — both are stitched on 30 ct WDW $5 Gift I’ll be bringing back from the Cash & Carry Show—Wednesday, September 29 linen. She has also created two more through Sunday, October 3. charm pins to add to any Halloween Enjoy your fall and as always, Happy ornament or pin cushion. Spooky Spirits Certificate Stitching! of Tombstone Hill is a 3 x 3 cube cushion, which comes with a ghost pin, beads, and the paper banding for the base. Tricky Tweets are two ravens that when Just turn in a full key tag and be stitched become a needle case or small eligible to win a $5 gift certificate. ornament — just adorable! An Owl Congrats to our Winners in the Winder Pocket with a jeweled owl face is a C LOS2ED Monthly Key Tag Drawing: must for owl lovers! June • Nora Corbett’s 2010 Christmas Tree kit which comes with loads of beads and v 5 Thurs, No Kelly Freeman Belle Soie thread has arrived and you’ll be ing Thanksgiv Shakopee seeing a model soon — Pat has already ec 24-25 July started stitching it! The 3rd in the Fri-Sat, D s Eve Christma s Day Cathy Heyne Stitching Fairies Series — The Needle Christma Robbinsdale Fairy — is here. • Country Cottage Needleworks has 1 Sat , Jan Day August the last of the 4 seasons completed N ew Years Sara Miller with Fall Festival. It is a 5-part series Luverne with Belle Soie silk threads included. New Books continued inside PROJECT COUPON inside... w w w. s t i t c h v i l l e . c o m CLASS SCHEDULE 2011 Spring Fling Stitching Retreat Class Registration Includes Kit� � Please join us on April 8, 9, & 10, Classes are on a 2011 as our featured designer is first-come, first-serve basis and are to be paid at the time of Policy Enjoy our wonderful board room table, cushioned chairs Jeannette Douglas of Jeannette Douglas Designs. We’ll be returning to the Oak Ridge Conference registration. Refunds Center in Chaska for another are available up to 5 and great light. Stop in to see our class fabulous weekend of stitching, days prior to class board, where all projects can be viewed. great food, and wonderful company. time - no exceptions! Be sure to check the website as we Three-student minimum If you have any class suggestions, let us are finalizing the details. required for the class know. We'll see what we can do! to be held. Remember, our shop Did you hear? closes at 8 pm. If you would like to shop, please come to class early (5:00 pm on Saturdays). Thanks! • Christmas Finishing Framing $25 (per class) Punch Needle $25 Deadline for Ornaments, Boxes, Thurs • Oct 7 • 6:30-8:30 PM or Wed • Oct 13 • 6:30-8:30 PM Stockings, etc: Wed • Nov 17 • 6:30-8:30 PM Tues • Nov 23 • 6:30-8:30 PM October 15, 2010 Instructor - Debbie Clarke • Pillow Finishing December - none Learn how to make some fascinating and Deadline: October 1, 2010 Instructor - Debbie Clarke textured pieces with the art of punch Please, no pieces larger than 10" x 10." needle, a very old and yet new way to This is a hands-on class. Come in two stitch. You’ll have fun punching a cute It’s Market Time... weeks before class to select your mats ornament/pin while learning this technique. and frame for your masterpiece-to-be. Join in the fun! Supplies provided - Bring that piece to class with your pattern, fabric and fibers. already selected framing choices. Supplies needed - scissors, 5” You’ll learn how to professionally stretch hoop and a 3 strand punch needle. . . . again. St. Charles Mo. Is the mount your piece. It will be ready to hang location for the fall TNNA Cash & on your wall when you get home! Carry. I’ll be driving so there won’t be Needlepoint a limit to what I can fit in a XStitch or Linen ONE ON ONE $20 suitcase!! So mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 29th. ONE ON ONE $20 Have you wanted to try needlepoint and didn’t know where to begin? Then this is The classroom will be filled with all the latest & greatest!! Don’t delay One on One Instruction . . . you may use the class for you. This will help you get because by Monday everything will your own project or start a new one. started! be in its new home! (Call for an appointment.) (Call for an appointment.) SIP AND STITCH-AWAY ( $10 per Saturday ) www.Stitchville.com ... you can Every 2nd Saturday October 9 & December 11 (none in November) find us Make it a great start for your day EVERY 2nd SATURDAY, 9:30 AM to NOON. Bring your projects and join ‘the Debs’ for morning refreshments and some stitching. on the web We’ll open the shop a little early just for you! We’d love to have you join us. too! New Books continued from front page friends. This 4 x 4 piece features fun • If you haven’t seen In Celebration of 40 stitches including some over 1. We also Years by Wichelt Imports — a 40 page • Donna from Satin Stitches has 2 have the silk fiber pack available sepa- booklet — you’re in for a treat. It chart packs featuring 6 small-ish doilies rately. contains 12 designs from 12 designers each. On the colorful side of Hardanger, • Little House Needleworks has — Debbie Mumm, Jim Shore, Nora she’s added 2 charts that when stitched designed a Family Sampler — ready for Corbett, and Thea Gouverneur, just to on 25 ct Lugana become 12” square you to personalize with pets and children name a few. These designs are exclusive images of a ladybug and a pumpkin. options. In the ornament series, we now to this book. • Amy Bruecken Designs has given us have 10 of the 12, the latest of which • The 7th and 8th additions to The Frankster (Witchie Poo’s main are Peppermint Twist and Under the Tree. Blackbird’s Anniversaries of the Heart squeeze). We have a model of each so The September and October months of are here — Swan Lake (plus the bonus they aren’t lonely! The Stack of Jacks is the series are here, complete with chart) and Clara Ellen. the last of the 4 samplers in the Crescent Colour fibers. • Victoria Sampler has brought us “Stack” series. • Lizzie Kate’s Christmas Rules Double Santa’s Village Sampler, a pretty snowy • Cross Eyed Cricket has 4 new leaflets: Flip series has 4 more rules (2 charts) scene at the bottom with Santa and Autumn and Winter, each spelled out with here with the last 2 charts due to arrive reindeer flying on top — lots of lacy cute motifs; Once Upon a Midnight shortly. Tiny Tidings XV has 5 cute bands and tiny details — Kenne is Dreary, a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe, and designs to stitch in time for the holidays. stitching this one for us! Beautiful Fresh from the Oven — cookie aprons. The Autumn Fab Fob kit (complete with Finishings 5 features 3 fabulous tassels • The 2010 Just Cross Stitch Orna- specially painted Kelmscott scissors) is to stitch and finish — the colored ment Issue is here — bursting with great here as well as the Santa Snippet 2010. photos and Lisa’s step-by-step instruc- stories, recipes AND 75 ornaments from • Mill Hill and Jim Shore have designed 4 tions make the finishing much easier! A your favorite designers. beaded playing card kits—stitched on 16 Time for Thanks…is Cathy Jean’s new • Jeannette Douglas has a new design ct Aida and embellished with brightly design for Thanksgiving (we have fiber in her “Take Time…” series dedicated to colored beads. packs for all). We'll mail it to you If it’s not convenient to stop in and you need a special something... Call us at (952) 474-1700 or fax 474-1618 and we'll send it out! TOLL FREE: 1-888-232-9403 PROJECT COUPON 25% off Nov 15-21 One week only! Good for a kit OR pattern, fabric and fibers for a complete project. Must present coupon. Reminder: no punches on sale merchandise. Over the last few issues, I have discussed the various components of stitching, many of NeedlePoints... by Deb Sieber Oddly, 2 books that I refer to fairly often are Needlepoint 101 and which cross the gap between Needlepoint 202, by Ruth Dilt with needlepoint and counted cross Joan Lohr. These aren’t really reference stitch. But what if you want to learn books in the truest sense, but because needlepoint? Or what do you do if you they show photos of projects as wells are an experienced cross-stitcher, as explanations of both how the but want to learn the finer stitches are used and the threads points of needlepoint? Or that were used in each project, a novice where do you go if you are stitcher can get a good visual idea of an experienced For a really what her/his work will look like. I needlepointer but are thorough book of especially like the identification of the bored with the usual stitches, I like threads because I find that new stitches? Reference Suzy’s Stitches, stitchers are often afraid of taking books are one of the best by Suzy Murphy. It any chances without feeling confident options available to meets the needs of the outcome. These books show how stitchers at any level. of most stitchers the stitch and threads look — a great And no matter which and offers help! book you might choose, suggestions for And finally, for specialty never forget to look at applications of the stitches that can be troublesome, that author’s bibliography — stitches. It is a Knots, Fur and Turkey Work by there are often good precise, to the point Meredith Willett and Beth Robertson resources there too! book about stitches. is really helpful. I resisted buying this I have one needlepoint “Bible”—a Suzy Murphy has a number of other book for a long while, thinking that I book that I go to over and over again books as well, and I find most of them to could make do with all of the books when I need general information or a be equally useful. Suzy’s Mini Stitches is that I already had. What sets this book brush up on a stitch: The Needlepoint great if you stitch mostly ornaments as apart though is the really easy to Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen. it is filled with little bitty stitches that follow, thorough explanations of the Somewhat amusingly, I have a copy can be used almost anywhere. stitch, as well as the “how and why”. from the original printing and it proves I love Stitches to Go by Suzanne For me, it is much more helpful than a that good information sticks around. Howren and Beth Robertson for its small diagram or photo with some cursory This book contains information that is size, clarity, and transportability. When I explanation has proved to be. very basic, along with most of the am traveling and want to take a I hope that you are branching out commonly used stitches, and stitches reference book, this one meets my needs. with your stitching. I know that there is used less frequently. There are photos, Again, it contains most of the stitches I plenty of activity going on (judging by including colored ones of completed seem to use and reminds me of stitches the threads that we are selling!) and I projects and diagrams. Helpful that I could use instead. Diagrams are hope some of it belongs to you. I am suggestions are offered for choosing used in place of photos, but I think that working on finishing a Christmas threads, colors, and design. Stitches they are clear and concise. There is no ornament for my newly married (finally) are categorized by type to help you “reading” involved in this book — it son and his wife and just like the locate the kind of stitch you might contains only stitches, another reason wedding, I love every minute of it! Happy want. for its easy transportability. Stitching! Friday Night STITCH-IN $10 per Friday evening • 6:00 to Midnight • OCT 1 • OCT 29 • NOV 19 • DEC (none) Bring your project(s) for an evening of stitching and gabbing! Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Sign up is required - only ten people may register, so hurry! A great stress reliever after a busy week. Laughter is guaranteed.
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