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.

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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.

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

Amanda Lawford Stand Up Santa

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I chose this handsome Seaside Santa canvas this year when my husband Chris was spending so much time in and out of the hospital and the somewhat horrible place euphemistically called a rehab center.  I wanted a big project to keep me company when I was home alone at night.  Chris passed away before I received the canvas–his death was unexpected.  He was my partner in life, best friend, father of our girls, the man who made me laugh and showed this gal from East Texas the world.

The canvas arrived after the memorial service, and when I opened the box, my first reaction was that I couldn’t stitch it.  After a while, I took a look at it and saw it as a canvas of remembrance.

So here goes…the whales and dolphins are for numerous trips to Hawaii; the sailboat represents his long sailing career; lobsters, blue crabs and Dungeness crabs for what my friend Janet refers to as eating out of the bottom of an aquarium; the mermaid…well, let’s just say Chris wasn’t a leg man; the lighthouse and seagulls are for our wonderful times in Michigan and Florida; the seahorse represents being a great father.  I was going to change the seal to a Portuguese water dog, in honor of Morgan and Gracie, but then I remembered sailing on the San Francisco Bay (usually bundled in wind resistant fleece).  The entire crew would bark at the seals sunning themselves on the buoys, hoping they would bark back   “You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.”

So, follow me as I stitch this canvas—it’s going to make you smile.

-Michele

Edit: I’ll also be writing a stitch guide for this canvas!

Charley Harper canvases back in stock!

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We just got these two beautiful canvases back into the store yesterday. They were new releases from Treglown Designs at the February market. They’ve been so loved, we’ve been reordering them in multiples!

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Gorman Heritage Farm, $220

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Zoo Babies, $165

 

PS- We have a sneaking suspicion that one of our customers has been waiting for a Gorman Heritage Farm to come in, but Chris would have written that information down in a secret notebook and filed it away. Are you that customer? Give us a call 904-729-4020! So sorry to have lost your info…

Have you been getting our new emails?

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We recently switched over to a new email service, and we’re hoping all of our lovely followers’ addresses made the switch as well! Just to check though, we sent out emails on June 14 and June 19- did you get them? If you didn’t get our last two emails, won’t you do us a favor and sign up for them again? It’s easy! Simply go to our website and click on “Sign Up for our Mailing List.” And that’s it! Hope you’re having a great start to the summer season… (and if you need a summer project, check out our ongoing sale, over here)

Early Summer Sale is here!

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Annnnnddddd… the summer sale is live! Check out our website to shop selected canvases for 20-75% off! (including 50% off Christmas stockings)

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Summer Sale starts tomorrow morning!

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Hello friends!

To help kick off the summer season, we’re having a week-long sale at Bristly Thistle, in store and online! Check our website starting tomorrow morning for deals on canvases, we’ve reduced prices by 20-75%. Take a peek at some of our favorites from the sale. Happy shopping! Image

And, as always, you can also give us a call at (904)729-4020.

New in store and online June 2013

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MC310- 252Part 1 of our June trunk show is available on our website now! We’re so happy to have Colors of Praise in store this month. Based in Alabama, the primary artists, Marie Barber and Diana Gessler, create absolutely gorgeous canvases! They have a slightly different aesthetic than some of the other trunk shows you may have seen out there- it’s definitely worth a look! Keep an eye on the website over the next few days, we’re updating every day with more pieces, in different sizes and on different meshes!

We’ve been on a bit of a website updating kick- don’t miss the “New Items” section! We’ve got “critter” mini stockings from Kathy Schenkel, lots of new items from J Child, and some new bags from Atenti, as well as the cutest duck canvas we’ve seen!

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Sneak Peek: June Trunk Show!

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Coming to the store and www.bristlythistle.com soon!

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Amanda Lawford Trunk Show

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While technical difficulties are keeping us from updating our website, we still wanted to get a few of our special May canvases out to our friends on the internet! Please take a look at these 13 mesh canvases, handpicked by Michele (and remember, we offer an additional 20% off retail prices on all our trunk shows):

1. AL 49-16, 17″ by 17″, $288.00.

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2. AL 52-16, 18″ by 14″, $354.00.

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3. AL 1706, 15″ by 12″, $192.00.

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4. AL 3319, 14″ by 11″, $208.00.

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5. AL 3399, 14″ by 11″, $234.00.

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6. AL 21039, 15″ by 15″, $214.00.

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7. AL 21041, 14″ by 15″, $214.00.

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8. AL 21046, 14″ by 14″, $268.00.

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9. AL 22052, 14″ by 14″, $252.00.

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10. AL 22057, 14″ by 14″, $232.00.

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11. AL 22059, 14″ by 14″, $252.00.

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12. AL 1862, 16.5″ by 16.5″, $284.00.

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13. AL B-34, 13.5″ by 9″, $154.00.

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14. AL 24-16, 11″ by 11″, $166.00.

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15. AL 1846, 14″ by 14″, $268.00.

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16. AL 3392, 14″ by 11″, $226.00.

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17. AL 3620, 13″ by 9″, $166.00.

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18. AL 184-8, 13″ by 10″, $124.00.

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19. AL 4-16, 14″ by 10″, $174.00.

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20. AL 7231, 14″ by 10″, $180.00.

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21. AL B-43, 14″ by 10″, $158.00.

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Contact us at (904)729-4020 if you’re interested in any of these canvases. Hope you’re enjoying your day!

-Liz

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