We’ve entered that time of summer when we say, “Will it ever end?” Well the answer is a resounding Yes! And that means that Christmas will be here before you know it. Now you already know we have a great selection of Christmas canvases. We’ve featured some of them for you. If you have some languishing unfinished, you should get busy so they can get to the finisher in plenty of time for the Holidays.
Here’s a small sampling of Christmas canvases.
But you can see them all over here.
Speaking of finishing… here are the dates you need to know for finishing.
decorative pillows, large stand-up, kissing ball
Halloween… August 17
Thanksgiving… Sept. 7
Christmas… September 10
brick, regular pillow, tote, purse, stocking
ANY ITEMS RECEIVED AFTER THESE DEADLINES WILL INCUR A $25 LATE FEE.
For you knitters and crocheters, gift ideas abound… hats, mittens, fingerless gloves, scarves, shawls, socks, cowls. Oh, the list goes on and on and on. We have binders full of patterns and shelves full of books full of patterns. Of course whatever you decide to knit, we have the perfect yarn to knit it with. Leona is, of course, our resident expert and practically lives here. And if you want more opinions, encouragement or assistance, then Tuesday night is the time and The Stitch Niche is the place. We are open until 8 on Tuesdays, and you will meet a wide variety of knitters and crocheters of every level of expertise.
A Hurricane Katrina Recovery Story.
Many of you know that before Hurricane Katrina, the Stitch Niche was located near the beach in Pass Christian. Leona had stitched a gingerbread house and it was displayed in the shop. When Katrina came through, she was extremely rude and destructive. Leona’s gingerbread house floated out of the shop and came to rest nearby at the home of another stitcher.
This kind-hearted person recognized and rescued the gingerbread house and wrapped it in plastic. Since she was working on the same canvas, she used it for reference. Recently, she completed the canvas and brought it in to be sent to the finisher. She also brought in Leona’s original canvas. Well, Leona gave it a closer look and decided that maybe it wasn’t destroyed after all. She cleaned it up and sent it along to the finisher with the new one.
Well, look at that. It looks pretty good, eh? Leona’s is on the right.
Some finished objects.
Leona caught up on Chemo caps. She made three, plus one preemie cap.
Deanne finished her July Chemo Cap.
Julie finished Aestlight shawl using Malabrigo Sock. Very pretty, Julie.
Kerry finished a basketweave baby blanket, knit with Jeannie.
Aubrey finished a canvas that is destined to become a wallet. Shhh, it’s a surprise.
Georgie finished a stocking cuff. The picture is big so you can see how beautiful it turned out.