Sunday, August 31, 2014

Colonial Gatherings release!
School starts next week.....where did the summer go? It's been such a busy summer.....my grandson graduated from high school in May, my oldest daughter got married in July, and we have had so many friends and special visitors at the shop......it's been a whirlwind. I know I haven't blogged much but you can keep current with Dyeing to Stitch on our Facebook page.

Pat and I went to market in St.Charles in mid August. It was a long,long drive....but worth it. We saw all of our friends,laughed, talked late into the night and in general had a great time.I got to spend some quality time with my dear friend Mona, which is a rare treat.....We shopped our heads off and brought back many wonderful stitching treats for everyone. We still have lots to choose from so if you think you missed something give us a call and I will send it out ASAP.....

They say change is good....if that's the case, then we are Fabulous! We have three new finishers for the shop....they each do extraordinary things and bring our projects to life....check out all the pictures on Facebook. We also have a new framer....Patti is trying to retire so, we are thrilled to recommend Sheri at Total Framing in northern Virginia. She's quick, fast and fabulous....who could ask for anything more?

We have closed membership in all of our clubs for this year but will be accepting new members for 2015 in December. Our Colonial Gatherings will continue with Paulette of Plum Street Samplers and Tanya of Scarlet House next year. We have great surprises in store for the Ladies Prim Society....we're changing things up and I think you will be thrilled! We will also be adding a new club next year with one of the industries top designers.....this is so exciting....I will post all the information soon......

Friday, May 30, 2014

Can you believe that its almost June? Where did the spring go.....or did we even have spring? I think I missed it.

So many great patriotic things to stitch and great notions in RED that are must haves!
Love this mug,scissors and these polka dot sheaths! Too cute!

We have been so busy shipping kits for both clubs. Thanks to all of those new who have joined.....we appreciate your patience. We are waiting on the wool currently. As soon as that comes in, we will be all caught up. If you are still interested in joining the Colonial Gatherings club the last day to join is June 1st. We will begin shipping the next Colonial Gatherings offering the first week of June. Its fabulous......Paulette never disappoints!

We are excited to announce a special day with Sandra Sullivan of Homespun Elegance on July 12th. Come meet Sandra and see her incredible models,antique needlework tools and samplers. We have been hoping to host Sandra for a long time so we are especially excited that she's finally coming. Hope you will join us for a Fun day!

We are currently hosting a trunk show from JBW. We rarely do trunk shows anymore but Judys' things are so extraordinary- we wanted everyone to have a chance to see how fabulous her things are. We will have this the whole month of June so come by and check it out.

I know lots of you have many special and wonderful events coming up this summer: weddings, graduations, vacations........me too. My grandson is graduating from high school this weekend and my daughter is getting married on July 4th! With all the hustle and bustle, I hope each of you will take a few moments for yourself and stitch.

If you are coming to Virginia please stop by and see us. If you let me know ahead I will even bake cookies!






Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Can I tell you how lucky we are?  These two samplers were designed for us by very good friends. The Ann's Sampler from Threadwork Primitives and the True Friendship by Plum Street for Pat.  We are both so honored by this- they are both fabulous!  Thanks girls!!!!

WE shipped the last of the Every Womans Journey club out last week. This was such a fun club with the Purple Thread. We will be starting up another years worth in May. Here are all the projects we did for 2013-2014. Let me know if you are interested in joining.


Here are some of our scrap bags of fabric. We still have some left but many people have called to get in on these. They really are fun- a surprize in every bag.

Pat finished this darling winter piece from Erica Michaels. They are so adorable. The gauze is Pats favorite thing to stitch on for pleasure.

This is the new offering from Liberty Hill.  Isn't it fabulous?  Call and reserve one before they are gone!

We leave Thursday for Michigan to do our sampler lecture. The weather will be horrible but the company fabulous with lots of stitching time so who wouldn't love that. We are stopping to see my daughter in West Virginia on the way home.  Its a win win!

I am excited to have some personel stitching time. I just finished stitching the next Loose Feathers and a reward of merit for Blackbird and am looking forward to working on something for me.  Although- the next Loose Feathers is one of my favorites- ever! I am going to start the Quaker Friends by Threadwork Primitives on 26 count over one. Can't wait!

We are hoping to ship the next Colonial Gathering kit by the end of the month. Check out Scarlet Houses blog next week for a sneak peak!  It's incredible!

Heres hoping that spring is right around the corner:}




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Don't you love looking at all the market stuff? Gives you a small inkling of how hard it is to pick and choose at market. Everything looks so fabulous.........its a tough job. We had a blast this year. We took our two friends Norma and Sybil to help in the room and we also took Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives. For the first time in twenty years we took people in the car with us and shipped the fabrics ahead. We had such a fun time despite the horrible weather. So many laughs, so much talking, stitching, and shopping. Could anything be better than that?

If you follow us on Facebook under Dyeing to Stitch or R and R then you probably saw how full our car was on the return trip home. It was a challenge packing it all in there but Pat is an amazing packer!

We are still shipping club kits. Don't despair. The supplies for everything should be here this week and we plan on finishing up everyone that is currently enrolled this week. Our big winner for the Prim club drawing was Dianne Clemons. Here is what she won........Congratulations Dianne. We plan on doing some more surprise drawings this year!

Some of my favorite things from market were: the incredible linen sling bags from JBW. I literally swooned when I saw them. I already have planned what to stitch on the pocket. They would be a great gift for a stitching friend too!
I also loved the new book from Needlework Press done all in blues. This is such a great book- Vickie has such a talent with words. Love it. Plum Street had the most incredible room- everything she had was wonderful- had to have them all for myself. Her sampler for Pat was so adorable......we have her model hanging in the shop so don't miss it if you come to visit. The Blackbird kits were amazing. Pat stitched the models so we had seen them but when they are finished up they were truly incredible. Barb and Alma never disappoint- we sure had fun making up the kits with them until midnight one night! Another favorite find was stitchers lotion from Thread Gatherer. We sold out immediately but have more on order. If you haven't tried this- you need to! There were so many wonderful things there, its hard to pick and choose the favorites. Makes you realize what a talented group we work with each and every day. How lucky are we?

The next club that will ship will be the Colonial Gatherings towards the end of March. Tanya has outdone herself with this offering. You will all be thrilled! Then in early April we will start shipping the Prim Club. Blackbird has just sent us a peak and its to die for! Wow- I love these clubs. So much fun and I love the surprise of it all. We are busy cooking up extra surprises for all club members this year!

Pat and I will be away mid March. We are going to do our sampler lecture for Stitches and Things in Michigan. Sure hope the weather improves before then! We haven't done this lecture in a while so it should be fun!


Currently we have scrap bags available again. Each bag contains 10 pieces of linen of various counts and colors. Each piece is usually at least 9 x 9. Bags sell for $ 10.00. Let us know if you want some as they go fast......

Friday, February 7, 2014

Baby it's cold outside! We have had two snowfalls in the last two weeks. Last week we received 11 inches which is a ton for this part of the mid Atlantic. The shop has been closed for five days over the last two weeks. If you have been trying to call- no , we did not go on vacation but with icy roads we did not open up.


I wanted to take pictures of the dogs in the snow but unfortunately they were not too cooperative. Abigail just had her first birthday so I will try and get a photo on here soon so you can she how she has grown.


I love hearts. I wanted to show you this chart from Examplars from the Heart. I changed all the colors and it screams Valentines Day to me.



This is Sarah Elizabeth Brook from Scarlet House. Pat started it last year but it got put away for a bit. Isn't she spectacular?



We are almost finished shipping the first Colonial Gatherings kit. Please be advised if there is a problem with your credit card I will call or email you twice then you will be dropped from the club. It's up to you to contact us with a new card number. We have had a flurry of new sign ups in the last week or so. We are waiting on extra supplies to make up more kits so please be patient.


We are busy prepping all the kits for the Ladies Prim Society.  Once we get the last batch of floss they will be on their way. This kit is a stunner!  I love it!!!!  One lucky participant in the club will receive a signed chart.  If you are the lucky one please contact me, as you are the winner of our first Ladies Prim giveaway for the year!



We are leaving for the Nashville market next week. The weather is always a challenge and it makes the coming and going rather scary. Once we are there with all of our friends- we don't care what the weather is! This promises to be a great market. We have had sneak peeks of many things and we stitched a bunch of stuff for several designers so get ready to be thrilled! We have a new fabric color- Hoffmans special blend done on 32 count for a special show kit from one of your favorite designers!

If you wish for us to bring back special things for you from market you can email us at dyeing2stitch@aol.com or message us through Facebook.

Stay warm and dry and wishing you lots of exra stitching time!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry, merry Christmas!  I have been hoping to post for the last two weeks. Where is the time going? Pat and I have both been down with the flu since Thanksgiving but I think we are finally feeling 100%.  It's really hard to be sick when there is so much to do.....

First, I wanted to share this darling piece from Plum Street and the fabulous finish.  Isn't this just the coolest?

I also wanted you to see Mary's Sampler- also from Plum Street.  Pat finished this as soon as it was out and we sent it to the finisher and told her to do something fun.  Isn't this so great?  If you haven't finished yours yet maybe this will inspire you.

Last night we had our annual Christmas party with our Thursday night group.  Lots of yummy food and we had an ornament exchange.  It was so much fun.  Here is a shot of all the cool ornaments we did.  Every year it is more and more fun.  It's great to see what ornament everyone chooses to stitch and what fun finish they will do.  Great job ladies!

Our clubs are filling up!  There are still spots available so don't panic.  You have time to register.  Here is a shot of all the offerings for 2013 for the Ladies Prim Society.  Now if these don't tempt you nothing will.  LOL

We are hoping to start shipping the first Colonial Gatherings offering January 15th.  Again- we are not full- YET.  Please understand that between the two clubs we have 100's of applicants.  I can not call each of you to tell you we received your paperwork.  You can call here and we are happy to check for you.  Thanks for understanding.

We wish all of you an absolutely fabulous Christmas and holiday season.