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Another year for and I am very proud to say the store is getting busier all the time. I guess by now it is getting to be known or at least heard about. has 3 main sections. There are the Kits & Canvases, some of the canvases with Stitch Guides. I continue to feature the designs I love and am glad to see some of you love them too.

My store specializes in the gorgeous design work of Laurel Burch, Melinda McAra and her wonderful sports themes and New England based canvases. I have the amazing Pajamas & Chocolate line of colorful hand painted canvases. I am always excited to see what they will do next. Plus I have a good stock of the Patt & Lee Design Scrap Thread Canvases. I think Scrap Thread Canvases are a great idea for using up all the extra threads & yarns we all end up with.

Now I get to name drop. has original design work from many other canvas artists including Danji Design, Jean Smith, Mayo Design, Jane Wheeler, Sophia, Jackie Ritchey, Kirk & Hamilton & More.

This past year I added a needlepoint belt category.

I assemble the kits for these canvases myself from the threads I love to stitch with. I use Anchor & DMC Perle Cotton Floss in sizes 3, 5 & 8. Also Kreinik Metallic Braid Thread in sizes 12 & 16. I let my love for and appreciation of color & how the colors relate to each other guide me. Putting kits together is my favorite part of my business. has a very good selection of new needlepoint books and other new books with subjects or techniques applicable to needlepoint. I have begun to amass a collection of Letter & Monogram books, to add words & signatures to our stitching.

I have also expanded my category headings to make the exact book you are looking for easier to find.

By my best count (and I am sure I missed a few or counted some twice) I list 190 new books. I’m always looking for newer new books.

My Rare/Used Book titles are dictated by the books my customers want and the books that I can get, in reasonable condition. It is getting difficult to find decent, salable old books. Some of the Rare Books are getting quite hard to find.

There are some extraordinary books out there, they go out of print and are often forgotten. We are losing wonderful and very useful stitching books all the time. Some of them are unique and some of them cover subjects not discussed or taught in the new books. I think it is important to not let them fade away

I want to thank all my customers & friends for another great year and look forward to another terrific year.

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Tips & Techniques for Needlepoint by Susan Sturgeon Roberts
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Tips & Techniques for Needlepoint by Master Teacher Susan Sturgeon Roberts was recently dis-continued by my wholesaler. This is a great book and I was sorry it was no longer available.

I contacted the author (Susan) to ask if there was any chance this book might be available again and she had some copies of each in stock.

I have sold all the copies of this interesting & useful book that I had. I contacted Susan again and I have bought a whole print run from them. This is, by far, my largest ever buy of a single title.

This is a handy little book of advice by the well-known needlepoint writer and teacher Susan Sturgeon Roberts. She even has a EGA Master Craftsman designation (I am impressed)

This book is in a question and answer format. The questions are ones I have wanted to ask myself, some of them anyway and the answers are very clear and chatty.

She is not "talking down" to us in this book. I want to show you something. I usually do not show a second picture with a new book but I took the small stitched furry animal she has on the cover and enlarged him. This is TECHNIQUE and Ms Roberts has something to teach most of us if she can do this, this well.

This is a new paperbound book with a plastic spiral binding. It is self published by Susan Sturgeon Roberts in 2008.

It has 39 pages.

Selling New Books is very different from selling my used, hard-to-find or rare books. New books have a set retail price and I have to compete in the “marketplace”.

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Sandy's Finishing Touches, Revised 2010 Edition by Sandy Higgins
Sandy's Finishing Touches is out of stock right now but more are on their way. If you want to order one, I will ship the same day I get them. Sandy's Finishing Touches is subtitled "A Step-By-Step Guide To Finishing Needlework. I thought this might be a great book to have for sale here, since I know I know almost nothing about finishing off the needlepoint I stitch, beyond blocking it. It seems to me there are less places to have good needlework finished then there used to be, as our ... More Info
Price: $24.95
The Ups & Downs of Needlepoint by Fannie Highsmith
This is a very rare, almost unknown book by Fannie Hillsmith. it takes some serious research to find good condition copies. Each time I replace this book it costs me more As far as I can tell, this is her only book on Needlepoint. It was published in South Brunswick and New York by A.S. Barnes & Co. and in London by Thomas Yoseloff LTD in 1976. The book appears to be a "soup-to-nuts" needlepoint reference. The first chapter is titled "What Is A Stitch? and goes for 56 chapters more ... More Info
Price: $24.00
Free-Form Bargello by Gigs Stevens
There are so many things I love about this book. I love the unique idea, the forms and colors used and the author's name "Gigs". On the back over is her picture, she is a good looking blonde. I imagined "Gigs" would have been more unusual looking but you never know, do you? This book was published by Charles Scribner's & sons in 1977. I think it may be unique in it's subject. It is not yet a hard to find book, but I think it is terrific. The book has many B & W drawings and a ... More Info
Price: $18.00
Father B's 21st Century Book of Stitches
This excellent book of needlepoint stitches is mentioned in the September/October issue of Needlepoint Now. I have just received my order of new copies of this book, so I am all set to sell & ship this book with no delay. Father B is The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn. This wonderful little book began life as an assemblage of stitches developed by the ANG, the American Needlepoint Guild as the Stitch of the Month. The first edition, published in 1982 had less than 100 stitches. They ... More Info
Price: $38.00