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DEBBIE'S You Won!
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
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
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
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
Monthly Key Tag Drawing: must for owl lovers!
June • Nora Corbett’s 2010 Christmas Tree
kit which comes with loads of beads and
Thurs, No Kelly Freeman Belle Soie thread has arrived and you’ll be
Thanksgiv Shakopee seeing a model soon — Pat has already
ec 24-25 July started stitching it! The 3rd in the
Christma s Day Cathy Heyne Stitching Fairies Series — The Needle
Christma Robbinsdale Fairy — is here.
• Country Cottage Needleworks has
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...
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CLASS SCHEDULE 2011 Spring Fling
Includes Kit� �
Please join us on April 8, 9, & 10,
Classes are on a 2011 as our featured designer is
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
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 )
... you can
Every 2nd Saturday October 9 & December 11 (none in November)
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.
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
Call us at
or fax 474-1618
and we'll send it out!
One week only!
Good for a kit
OR pattern, fabric
and fibers for a
no punches on sale
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.