Needlepoint Alley

February 1, 2007

When I travel, I like to try and find a needlepoint store so that I can buy a souvenir. It’s also fun to check out different stores because they all specialize in different thing, and I can usually find something I haven’t seen before. A couple of weeks ago, Bill and I spent a long weekend in Jensen Beach, Florida, and of course, we found our way to a new store, Needlepoint Alley in North Palm Beach.

I had so much fun looking at the canvases and admiring their huge selection of finished pieces. My husband did not enjoy it as much as I did, but he so great and didn’t rush me at all. And most importantly, he didn’t have a heart attack at the register.

lotus-flower-ndlptI found exactly what I was looking for and then some. I was able to get my souvenir, a needlepoint of two alligators. A beautiful lotus flower needlepoint caught my eye and I was introduced to a new fiber, Vineyard Silk threads.

paris-ndlpt-and-lacq-boxAnd finally, the store had an amazing selection of laquer boxes. They were so beautiful. They get finished with a needlepoint and it puffs out of the top a little, looking quite lovely. I had never seen the laquer boxes before and I couldn’t leave without one. Bill and I picked out a needlepoint of a French hotel since it reminded us of the place we stayed in Paris. I may even try and change the name of the hotel on the canvas.

I left very pleased with my treasures. And I would highly recommend Needlepoint Alley if anyone is in that area!


Tags:

10:01 am / permalink / 2 Comments

2 Responses to “Needlepoint Alley”

  1. February 6th, 2007 | 4:47 pm

    If you are near Jacksonville, FL, be sure to stop at A Stitch in Time! It’s wonderful!

  2. February 24th, 2007 | 12:27 pm

    Isn’t Needlepoint Alley a great store? Thewy have such lovely stuff. The owner, Kathy, is also a terrific stitcher.

    Keep Stitching,
    Janet

Leave a reply

 

About Me

Welcome to my spot on the web where I talk about needlework, crafts, and [many] other random things.

A few tidbits about me: I met my husband in college, flirting over tuba letters in the Penn Band. Our dog, CJ, and our cat, Sabrina, round out our family. I'm a sewist, knitter and needlepointer, and an occasional scrapbooker. I love organizing, reading, making jewelry, and hiking. A Chicago girl at heart, I am an avid follower the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

You can email me at mlynapier [at] pobox [dot] com. Thank you for stopping by!

My Etsy Shop

A place for me to sell my handmade goods. My style? It's fun and funky with a hint of romance.

My Photos

Tags

Techie Stuff