Monday, January 23, 2012

TNNA Report: Tisha Needs Tools (and More) UPDATED

A lot of shop owners use Saturday (Day 2) of the TNNA show to browse and make notes, then on Sunday they buy-buy-buy. Tisha is no exception. Since she's Needlepoint Tool Time, she's interested in the items that make our stitching easier and/or more fun.  I'm particularly jazzed she's going to have tekobari.  I've always wanted an authentic Japanese laying tool even though my Shay Pendray laying tool is wonderful.

Colleen is also placing orders.  Look what she found!  Kelly Clark little witches, Pischke Pocket pillows, great floral canvases and Vicky's Easter Egg house all made up, plus a glimpse of some of the stitches inside June McKnight's Bling book.

Bristly Thistle has posted a photo of this year's big Amanda Lawford Santa.  I believe he's called Woodland Santa, which is appropriate with all the creatures I find in my woods clustered around  him.

Pocket Full of Stitches went 3-D on us. They also have Patti Mann photos and Painted Pony news for fans of these designers.

UPDATE:  Stitching Studio has their favorites, too.

UPDATE #2:  Here's a sneak peek at new Princess and Me pieces, straight from Needle Bug's trunk show.

Finally, our favorite spies (Robin and Vicky) have reported back with more photographs.  Thank you both!  Robin, I like everything except the Let It Snow Nordic Star ornament from Kirk and Hamilton.  (It's still sleeting here.)

Vicky, thanks for showing us how Mr. Crow looks all stitched and assembled.  She's also posted several wonderful owl canvases and I do appreciate seeing the Lund Enterprises sea turtle canvases.  They are beautiful.

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Goldylox99 said...

I love mu tekobari - even more than my BLT (as much as I love and admire Shay Pendray, I like the tekobari better). It is great for laying stranded silk. Can't wait until you get one to hear your thoughts. Stitching Post in Catonsville, MD stocks them.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks, Goldy. Stitching Post is only about 100 miles from me as the crow flies. Maybe one day I can visit....