Monday, February 25, 2013


     Before I get involved in tools, the Swarovski Sew-On Flatback Crystals are in stock. 

    This year's TNNA Market was a great source of tool storage & organization options.

Rose Tool Case

Lambskin Tool Case

Sheep Sherpa

Better Buddy

Skinny Mini

Set of 3 Snap Trays

It is so exciting to come home, as boxes are arriving every day.  Keep checking with 

Stitch with joy,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


New book by the company who brought us Stitch Landscape
It goes to print this week.
$40 price range

Dede brings us That's Not Needlepoint,
It's inspired Art Created with Your Needle

June McKnight has a new book on Backgrounds.  We've also ordered her Bargello Book.

Lots of good & inspiring reading to look forward to this year.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


River Silks Silk Ribbon
Solid & Overdye
Rainbow Galley's Acrylic Laying Tools
Acrylic Ribbon Laying Tool with exotic wood tips

LED Stitch Light with Pocket & Neck Strap

Snap Trays

Easter Grass by Kreinik

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Pamela & I have just returned from the Market in Long Beach, CA.
For Needlepoint Tool Time, it was the best Market ever!  We found so many new items.  We were so organized that we were able to do it all in one day.  We'd planned on taking two days.  It took us over 2 hours to see the first two isles.  We had lunch & buckled down.  We started at 10 AM & finished at 6 PM.

We have added:
River silks, Rainbow Gallery's acrylic Ribbon Laying Tool,  New colors in Sparkles, New battery powered LED light to wear  around your neck,  small lacquered jewel boxes with canvas by Amanda Lawford  (that Missy Gray can sell anything!), Easter Grass by Krienik,  the new Buddy's & Skinny Mini's the list goes on and on.

A few items, we brought home (don't tell).  The rest will dribble in.  I will add items as they arrive.

Dede's broom Covers for the Domestic Goddess 

Snap on covers for the I-Phone 4 to bead or stitch

Velvet Rose Tool Holders by Lantern Moon

After an exhausting but exciting day,  Pam & I had a glass of wine in the hotel then went to a 5 star restaurant for a four course meal.
Top top it off,  I had two great nights of sleep without being kicked by a grandchild!  It was a wonderful weekend!!

More later,