Winter Market Day Three

A collage of pictures for  you to view. I am busy shopping and getting last minute orders completed. Many new items coming home and the rest are on order for you. Look for detailed information this evening if I have time or tomorrow!

Winter Market Day Two

Just a few quick pictures this afternoon -more this evening.

A wonderful fan canvas 16 by 16 on 18 mesh.

New Magnets and Counting Pins from Puffin

Books, books, books!

Baseball lover’s flag!

Winter Market Day Two

Colorful owls from Dede

Fun sayings

Unique collage from JP Designs

Tiny Pompom fringe in eleven colors

Exquisite Mindy design

Leigh Ladies

New colors of threads

Also bringing home fun magnets, key fobs, new small magnifier,laying tools and much more. Look for more pictures tomorrow.
Please email me at if you want me to get anything special for you.
Tomorrow is the last day of market from 9am to 2 pm.

Goldwork Class at Winter Needlework Market

One of the best things about the winter market for me are the classes. I take a class each morning before the market opens and I have to be at my booth.Yesterday, I took two wonderful classes from Lucy  Barber who is the USA Course Coordinator for The Royal School of Needlework in San Francisco. She is an absolutely delightful young lady who apprenticed at the Royal School and graduated with Distinction. She was a wealth of knowledge and skill.  She stitched  an exquisite piece as a gift to Queen Elizabeth for her Diamond Jubilee.

Here is the piece we worked on in class.
Here are some more samples we saw in class.

If you are looking for a book on Goldwork, the RSN has an excellent small
reference book in its series of books for purchase which I carry in the store.

Well, off to market. Look for pictures of the items I purchased at  Sample It last evening and other new great things coming soon to Quail Run Needlework.

Winter Market Day One

Lots of great new things to see at market. Sew Much Fun has this wonderful Raggedy Ann and Andy set. Just too cute!

Ultrasuede tote that holds an  8″x8″ canvas  that you can finish yourself. This comes in red, teal, blue and green with coordinating linings.

A turkey fit for any table by Sew Much Fun.

June McKnight’s latest best seller, Colorful Backgrounds.

Here are close-up picture of the stitched Fabulous Topiary Club and Cupcake Club by Melissa Shirley

Raymond Crawford’s Deviled Egg, a new series.

Lani’s booth and stitched high heel designs.

Great new book following the Stitch Landscape one.
 Call the shop if you want a copy.

More to add but getting late so please take another look tomorrow.  Melissa Shirley has update her website with the new designs at market so you can see them all.

Sunday Sampler of Kimonos

It is always so interesting to see different interpretations of the same canvas.
Here is a picture and some close ups of the Wisteria kimono canvas that is a shop model. The flowers are all done in silk ribbon, adding dimension and elegance to the piece. The background is worked in silk and metallic.

Now here is the link to pictures of  the same piece Rose Cherry-Soleil is stitching: wisteria kimono
She is using beads and silk ribbons on the flowers and a lattice pattern background.

Here are more pictures of some great kimonos in the shop.

 All are  10 x 12 on 18 mesh. The first three can be finished with open arms to hang on a small black lacquer stand.  My favorite is the one with the lanterns. Just need more hours in the day for all the stitching I want to accomplish!

Sunday Sampler of Needlepoint Purses

 I received a beautiful purse this past holiday. My son said it reminded  him of my needlepoint projects. It would  have really caught my eye as well as it has a bargello-type print and is  unique.   I love the chunky tortoiseshell strap contrasts beautifully with the print. It is unexpected and the overall effect is  polished and  coordinated.

Here is a sampling of beautiful purses stitched by talented customers.

Mindy design

  This design is complemented by the cloth handles and rings. Any of us would love to carry this beautiful purse.

Oriental designs

   Small bag to carry with a patent leather  strap. It is perfect for an evening out.

 Butterfly design

  Another great design from Melissa Shirley finished with a rich brown leather.

 Laurel Burch design

     Purple is this customer’s favorite color, so this fun design became a
small purple tote.

So when you are looking at your stash pieces, do not only think of finishing them as a framed piece or pillow-think purse or tote!