Friday, April 20, 2012

Exciting events!

I have several exciting events to announce!  This is my twenty-fifth year at House of Stitches and we are celebrating all year.  (Where did the time go?!)  I hope you can join us for all of the fun things we are planning.
First we are having a Sue Hillis Trunk show from now until May 5. And the best part is that Sue will be here to meet you and sign her charts on Saturday, April 28!  What fun!  She is bringing a prize package of her charts for a drawing on Saturday afternoon.  (You do not have to be present to win.)  We are enjoying the Santas, pirates, Halloween designs and more!  It is always nice to see finished pieces in person.  The photo above shows just some of the trunk show on display as you enter our front door.
During the month of May we will have a trunk show from Summer House Stitche Workes.  She is a fairly “new to us” designer with Americana themed charts.  You can see examples at her website:  My favorites are the ones with monochromatic color schemes.
You have a little more time to plan for the third event.  Ellen Chester from With My Needle is coming to be our guest teacher at a weekend stitching event!  We are calling it Weekend of Stitches.  It will be October 6th and 7th with a get acquainted time on Friday evening the 5th.  The project will be Ellen’s new teaching project, “A Lady’s Worke Box”.  You can see a picture and description of the project at  The classes will be at the LaPorte Holiday Inn Express and you can stay there or commute if you live close enough.  More information will be coming soon.  Email us if you would like a registration form.

We look forward to sharing our silver celebrations with you!

Happy stitching,

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Show & Tell

One of our friends sent us photos of several recently completed projects and she said we could share them with you.  Chris Retseck is a prolific stitcher when she's not working at her "day job"- adult services librarian.  She is a member of the Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana (NANI) chapter of the EGA.  When I asked Chris about her stitching, she said, "I have been stitching since about 1982!  Some of my favorite designers are La-D-Da, Country Cottage Needlework, Bent Creek, Cricket Collection, Blackbird Designs.  I truly LOVE stitching.  It is my sanctuary and keeps me sane!"  I think we can all relate to that.  Enjoy looking at her work; it is inspiring!

I have started a facebook page if you are a facebook fan.  Be sure to look for the correct House of Stitches when you visit.  Our page has a picture of the front of our shop.  I plan to  use it to let you know about new things as soon as they arrive.  Until next time....

Happy stitching,
Mares Eat Oats by La-D-Da

Christmas Tree by Alessandra Adelaide
Button, Button by Country Cottage