Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Be Stitched Needlepoint is a new needlepoint store in Scottsdale, AZ.  WOW!  It's a happy place.  Black, white, lime green, and hot pink, the interior decor is impressive. There is a lot of attention to detail.  Note the paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling.  Lisa Kessler & Jeannine Bartnicki, the owners, have the personality to match.  Along with threads, & canvases, the store has an impressive inventory of bags.
The goal is for their store to be just a "little different."  They have a great start.

Visit Be Stitched at  TheGirls@BeStitchedNeedlepoint.com  and Facebook.com/BeStitchedNeedlepoint 

Looking forward to a return visit to Scottsdale.

Monday, June 27, 2011


This past weekend, I traveled from the Colorado Desert to the Sonoran Desert.  It was still 109+ degrees.
The visible difference is the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert.  That's the tall one with the arms.
The most important difference is that the Phoenix area has needlepoint shops!

                                               Quail Run, Scottsdale, AZ, Courtyard location
                                                                     Class Room 
                                                                Southwest Wall
The first stop was to visit the new, larger location of Quail Run in Scottsdale. The shop exudes warmth & charm.  There was a special area to park the man in your life complete with appropriate reading material.  Quail Run has a large variety of threads along with canvases.  I was impressed with the number of accessories.  They have a wonderful classroom!   Susan gave me a  behind the scenes tour which included the work area, her private office & the Quail Run Wholesale department.  Check out more at http://www.quail-run.com/. .


Saturday, June 11, 2011


      K's Floor Frame with new wooden legs, Scroll adapter & Universal clamps in the Iron Man Pose
My friend, Lynis, has a stash of very large canvases.  Think Melissa Shirley Houses.  The collection has been languishing because the canvases are so awkward to stitch.  Lynis ordered a Scroll Adapter for her K's floor frame.  This adapter will extend out to 24".  (larger available by special order).  The adapter is designed for Scroll frames but...  If you invest in the Universal Clamps, it will hold Evertites!   Lynis sent pictures of three different canvases on the frame.  The Scandia Santa was the smallest canvas.

These items will be available at Needlepoint Tool Time.


Friday, June 10, 2011


I have finally gotten the Needlepoint Retreat Calendar on my web site operational.  Go to www.needlepointtooltime.com. click on Calendar on the top headings, page through the months.

If you her of other Retreats, please let me know.