This coming Wednesday we will be having Valerie McAleenan speak to us about Appraising Needlework. She holds an ANG certification for appraising needlework along with certifications from other affiliations. She will be speaking on the reasons for an appraisal and how she goes about coming to a value. Personal Property Appraiser – Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals, LLC
If you haven’t filled out the survey that Cathryn sent you via email then please do so. She is trying to gauge what the members would like to do over the coming year so she can plan accordingly !!
NJNA has decided to enter a tree display in the 43rd Annual Festival of Trees which is held by the Somerset County Park Commission. Everyone is encouraged to loan an ornament or two so we can have a well decorated tree for people to view.
FOMO ALERT !! A new store just opened in Tuckahoe NY – Bargello Needlepoint ! It’s owned by 2 women with financial backgrounds and 7 children between them – they needlepoint to relax ! A Road Trip is needed !! And what timing for the cover of the new issue of Needle Pointers Magazine ! http://www.myhometownbronxville.com/…/7255-new?fbclid=IwAR1F-_GUgfsp7eYHWlvHFsjQPYpR8VgiValF0dL3-aBvOyVvRdE5kidkMY8
It’s official- we are now in the Fall Season. Besides the new chill in the air and the leaves beginning to turn colors you can tell by every needlepoint email you get !! They are all packed with Halloween canvases, fall color threads and seasonal needleminders. You can’t not be put in the mood with this assault !
I always thought of canvases from Strictly Christmas as being santa’s and stockings. They have a designer, Ann Hartman, that just put out a new canvas of a rooster entitled “No One Takes Me Seriously” – I dare you to keep a straight face !! https://www.strictlychristmasetc.com/
From crazy to cute – Stitch Style has been coming out with her own creations and some are just to cute (check out the cheese bus on her site) https://www.stitch-style.com/pages/about
I love Gayla Elliot’s Stitching Girl canvases. I have one and can’t wait to stitch it for my laundry room. Stitch By Stitch in Larchmont has all of them together on their web site so you can have an even harder time trying to choose one. https://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/ While your perusing their site check out an exclusive they have with Pepperberry. Six snow globe canvases and stitch guides entitled Christmas in NY. Six well known landmarks that can be stitched and finished in so many ways – let your imagination run wild.
The Needlepointer has an interesting project called Woven Ribbons. It comes in several color ways and includes a stitch guide. It was inspired by something a customer, who passed away several years ago, had created – it has lots of different stitches in it to try. https://www.theneedlepointer.com/
Who doesn’t love The Meredith Collection for her Needle Buddies ?!?! She has a collection of Charlie Harper needle minders that are just wonderful https://themeredithcollection.com/
You also can’t have enough totes for your stash – check out the Needlepointer to convey how your feeling that day !
System 4 has done a redesign !! Their table clamp will now accommodate a larger table to provide a firmer hold on your project. It now opens 4 3/4″ high and 3 3/8″ deep. A great item for travel or classes.
The Royal School of Needlework is launching a Stitch Bank. To celebrate the schools 150 years they are starting with 150 different stitches with more to come. Read their web site about what the future holds – very interesting !! https://rsnstitchbank.org/about
Choosing your background stitch – The Movie !! Melissa and Megan talk about everything you need to know about how to choose a background stitch in their pod cast. From color to open stitches or not, to shape to shading to color etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEr9kC4enFU
Thank you Jane !!
I found some interesting 3D finishing ! Needlepaint explains how to finish the canvas but I think most of us are sending ours out to the finisher. https://www.needlepaint.com/blog/2021/08/18/new-3-dimensional-needlepoint-kits/
Check out these and ones back from finishing on Absolutely Needlepoint:
I think many needle pointers are all of the same ilk ! We all seem to enjoy searching for new canvases, get excited by a magnet and can’t wait for Needlepoint Now to come out with their newest magazine – among other things in common !! NJNA also has many members born in the month of September (that may explain some things !!) A celebration was held in The Edwardian Needle’s parking lot for several of the September birthday’s – ice cream from Roy for everyone and a good time was had by all !!
Your never too old for a balloon !!