The Embellishment Squad!

So now you’ve met The Embellishment Squad…so what’s it all about you say? Well first a little about the shop where the class was held. A Stitch in Time in San Marino, California, which is the home to fabulous needlepoint, knitting and a gift shop called Hodge Podge… and trust me I always manange to do some retail therapy in both!

There were 44 of us in class and here we were all getting settled in!

Katie and Maryellen were checking out the canvases…hmmm, which one can’t I live without?

Still getting settled in and almost ready to start class!

Tony, Meredith, Suzanne and Debbie had a little to say to us and then we all introduced ourselves.

This was my canvas, an Elizabeth Turner Designs and my first section that I selected to start stitching on was her obi, worked in Or Nué…meaning nuance of gold. But this time it is could be nuance of silver! As many teachers as were there, that was the many ways I could do Or Nué…

Here was my first row done, but I need to make myself a needle nest as I forgot that I need to have several needles working…this way I will have a place to hold the needles as I move from color to color.

Check out the great scissors fob that we were given! I can tell that Alison and Meredith took the time to co-ordinate the fob to our canvas…and of course I added the correct magent which is a fan!

It’s was a fabulous class as always…and where do I sign up for the next one?


I think that they might even be touching!

Have a great weekend and I will be working and stitching and working and stitching and… well you get the idea!


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

4 thoughts on “The Embellishment Squad!

  1. Vicki, I am unfamiliar with the term “needle nest”… Working on an or nue piece now. A “needle nest” would surely help! Thanks so much.

    • Meredith tells me to take a piece of felt and roll it…take some tacking stitches to keep it rolled. Tuck some magnets inside the edges to stable it on your canvas. As you change colors and need to work with a new needle, take your needle to the top of the canvas and park it in the felt roll; needle nest!

  2. Love the needle nest idea! Will use it soon when I get back to canvas needlepoint. Currently cross-stitching Christmas ornaments. Want to complete stitching in mid-September so I can do the finish to all of them. I haven’t tried Or Nue before; maybe on a future canvas. It’s always nice to nap with a buddy.

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