Friday, December 31, 2010

Last day of 2010

What will you accomplish today? I am trying to decide between starting a small project tonight once the kids go to bed and finishing it at midnight or continuing a project that needs to be finished by March. What will you be stitching today?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

20% off or more at the Needle and I

..........SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE..........

Thursday, December 30: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, December 31: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 1: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, January 2: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Save 20% on all in-stock, regular-priced merchandise.

* Discount does not apply to special orders.

Lots of hand-painted needlepoint canvases and selected picture frames are 35% off.

Come see our sale tables with lots of bargains!

Selected Stitched Models are for sale and are priced as marked.

We cleared out bookracks and have hundreds of chart books at ½ price!

If you live too far away or if the weather makes it impossible for you to come to the sale,
e-mail us your list and we'll gather what we have in stock and mail it to you!

The Needle and I
1649 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
1-815-227-1234 or 1-800-316-1940


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Country Garden Stitchery

Be sure to check out the Country Garden Stitchery website HERE and follow them on Facebook or view their Etsy shop for more FABULOUS finds!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Myrtle Grace Motifs needs your help!

Come join their Facebook page and vote on what to call this new little creation.  Does she look like a Percy or a Penny?  I love MGM's.  They create their designs in both counted cross stitch and punch needle.  I am especially into this design since my MIL collects Elephants and I've never seen one that I could stitch for her.....only 5 months till her B-day.  I am thinking I will get this all kited up and take it to the hospital with me when I visit Bryn in the NICU.  I can keep my hands busy while I spend some time with her.   

Be sure to check out the Myrtle Grace Motifs Blog......I just found a great recipe for left over watermelon rind.  I had no idea!  This will be perfect once the watermelon are ready to be picked from the garden next year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Heart Healthy Recipe by Myrtle Grace Motifs

Erin loves soup – especially this Quick Minestrone Soup. She and her mom used to make this when Erin's dad was away and we’d sit with some big thick oatmeal bread and dip it into the soup and be all warm and cozy! Erin suggests you double the veggies. Makes for great leftovers, is almost better the next day!

Quick Minestrone Soup

1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, sliced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery
1 large can (48 oz) chicken broth
1 cup water
1 or 2 chicken bullion cubes
1 can (15 1/2 oz) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1 cup medium shell or ditalini pasta, uncooked
1 cup frozen or canned Italian-style green beans
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated.

Combine all ingredients in Dutch oven except parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Grade parmesan cheese and sprinkle over each serving.

Be sure to check out Erin's fabulous designs HERE

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Ink Circles

Wordless Wednesday ~ Ink Circles

Ok just a few words....Be sure to checkout the Loose Thread Stitchers Blog today for more amazing work by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kranberry Kupboard

Be sure to check out the Loose Thread Stitchers Blog today to find out more about the Kranberry Kupboard, their AMAZING 25%-50% off sale this week and their Fabulous Friday night stitching events.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this shop!