Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas! Things have been so crazy busy here I have hardly had time to breathe. The shop is bursting with lots of fun stitching treats for you or a friend to make your gift giving easier.

We have shipped out the last Colonial Gatherings kit for this year. Paulette and Tanya will be delighting us with their fabulous designs again next year and we are accepting applications for new members now. The new application can be found on our website.

The last Ladies Prim selection will be shipping next week. Blackbird has done a fabulous job on a special Christmas kit. We will be continuing with the Ladies Prim next year too. Our designers will be Blackbird Designs and Beth Twist, of Heartstrings Samplery. It's going to be incredible - applications are available now!

We also have a new club beginning in February with Little House Needlework...My Humble Abode. This will be 4 times a year......accepting applications by the end of December. This is so exciting......

If you have friended us on Facebook then you know we are doing a weekly giveaway. Its our way of saying thank you for your support. If you haven't friended us yet- get going. We still have two weeks of fun prizes to go....

As most of you know, we are not doing a BIG retreat next year. However- we are having two mini retreats. The first one is April 23-25 with Plum Street Samplers. We are busy working on the details which will follow shortly. If you haven't met Paulette- you MUST. She is so much fun and an incredibly talented stitcher! This will be much more low key- you can stay where you'd like although we will have some suggested hotels. We are hoping to see lots of you there.

We are also teaching on Cape Cod in October. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity- its at the Chatham Bars Inn. Just Google that! You'll be in love. The details are at the Celebration of Needlworks website.

Holiday Hours: Closed: December 23-25, December 31 and January 1st.

We hope you all have the Merriest Christmas and Happy Holiday season.......................

We will

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New kit from Classic Colorworks......simply fabulous......

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Colonial Gatherings release!
School starts next week.....where did the summer go? It's been such a busy 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'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, 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......