Brenda Stofft Trunk Show

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It’s so easy to choose favorites from this trunk show! It leans heavily towards the Christmas/Halloween/Easter side of things- and we all know how I love a good holiday! These are the canvases I want to take home with me, or click here to view the whole trunk show.

Kitty Conga Line

Peace on Earth

Post Card Santa

Give Thanks

An Update on the Seaside Santa


  It’s been some time since I posted on my blog about the Seaside Santa, but I haven’t been idle.  In fact, my fab finisher has just completed him and is taking him for a ride to the photography studio soon. I started with the seahorse–for some reason I have an affinity for them these days.  Next up was the starfish, done entirely in beads.  It reminds me of many field trips to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium–watching the otters frolic, learning about the coastal Pacific environment and watching children splash and play with the sea creatures in the touching pond.  Starfish were among the creatures to be handled.  An odd side comment–the aquarium had (has?) a lovely restaurant that served wonderful sushi.  Interesting…. -Michele

Trunk Show Favorites: Final Day

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Thanks for checking in on us! For our final post on our favorites from the CBK Artists trunk show, it was a toss-up between these two canvases. So we decided we’d just post both of them! First up is this brightly colored fish; the fantastic colors really caught our eye.

Red Fish


And next, we have two very sophisticated dogs, playing tennis, of course.

Wimbledon canvas


Trunk Show Favorites: Day 4

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Artist Emily Garcia brings us this charming Christmas canvas. It’s so fun to find a Santa canvas that is a little bit different than the other ones we see every day. How often do you see Santa hot air ballooning??













View this canvas on our website. And click here to see the rest of the trunk show!

Trunk Show Favorites: Day 3

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Today, we’re highlighting three canvases from CBK artist Beth Cope. She has a distinct style, all her own- and we just can’t get enough it it! We find her work so cheerful and cheeky! Click here to view all of her canvases in our trunk show, and take a look at the canvases we love the most:

Palm Tree




2 ladies

Trunk Show Favorites: Day 2

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How adorable are these penguins? This canvas would be perfect for a pillow; it measures 12.5″ by 7.75″ on 13 mesh. You should have heard the oohing and aahing when we unpacked this piece at the store! It was easily one of the crowd favorites.









Find out more about these feathered friends here. Or view the rest of the trunk show.

Trunk Show Favorites: Day 1

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Our new trunk show is live! We’re so pleased to have CBK Needlepoint Collections in store and on our website through October 11. This show features over 12 different artists, with so many different canvases, there’s something for every needlepointer out there! To really kick off this trunk show, we’re going to feature a favorite canvas of the day on the blog.

Anyone who has visited the Bristly Thistle store in person knows that we take Halloween very seriously. It’s no surprise that Michele immediately gravitated to this Halloween doorstop and picked it as the first canvas for our “Trunk Show Favorites” series.


To find out more about this adorably ghoulish canvas click here.

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