May 24, 2017

~ needlepoint update and a san francisco shop


Time for a needlepoint update!

Had a great trip to San Francisco last weekend with my daughter, with interviews lined up, and every intention of moving there. We fantasized about living in a city surrounded by such beauty. After viewing several TINY 300 sf apartments, for triple what she pays in Chicago, and after walking up a 90 degree angle hill to get to Starbucks for a quick pick me up, she decided that no, she would not in fact move to San Fran.. She is very happy about staying in Chicago. Don't get me wrong, we had an absolute blast! We saw Hamilton, partook in the delicious and nutritious restaurants, but it truly did not seem to be a very practical or realistic choice for her. 

I could not wait to visit Needlepoint Inc! I have admired their website online, and could not wait to visit their shop. I took lots of photos which I will share right after I update you on my personal canvas collection which seems to be growing quite rapidly.

First of all, how about this blue and white bowl of tangerines :)
(Look at the fly on the lemon!)


I adore this! Hillary says I've always loved Asian villages... haha.

I mean... darling.

I love the colors in this watermelon and cantaloupe pair...


Copied these from my friend with an amazing canvas collection...

Bought this on a whim.. Not as excited about it now, but I'm sure I'll be happy to pull it out someday...

Will make these front doors into ornaments...

I have quite a few ornaments to work on...

Remember this one? My first needlepoint this time around. I am moving right along!


Finished this one pretty quickly...

And this one as well...


And now for the photos from Needlepoint Inc!

I was truly amazed at the quantity and quality of canvases...


LOVE these dragons!!!






For the shopper in your life!







Check out these stacks!

This was my favorite thing. It is amazing and huge and gorgeous. 

 Can you even imagine?



Oh, hello there.






This one... 💜

I mean...



Hillary really wanted this one...




So, wow, right? Such a beautiful selection of needlepoint canvases!

You can visit Needlepoint Inc here.
I usually keep it local at Village Needlepoint here.

Happy Stitching!




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5 comments:

Sarah said...

Jan, I agree, Needlepoint Inc. is an amazing store. I've shop NI every time I visit SF.
Your daughter was wise to check out SF before committing to move. I love that city, walking the hills was a favorite part, but that was many years ago. I doubt that I could keep up the pace these day. Living there would be a major challenge. '-)

Angelina at Peonies and Orange Blossoms said...

Oh I will have to check out this store he next time we head into the City. We go about four times a year... definitely not a city I would want to move to either, but one I sure love to visit!

Rebecca said...

You ARE amazing! I'd be hard-pressed to pick favorites. By the way, did I miss what you went home with?

Marsha Splenderosa said...

OMG, so many lovely ones! I especially LOVE the tassel piece. That's my fav of the day. Remember, I told you that when my daughter was still small I began needlepoint & bargello, I still have the finished pieces. You inspire me so much, Jan. Everything you do is simply splendid !!! Sending big love....

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

I love all of these and in particular the flowers in the blue and white vases. I have never done needlepoint but you sure have made me want to learn.