December 17, 2021

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We hope you enjoy the holiday season and have a chance to visit friends and family.  I think that a visit with those close to us and a delicious Turkey dinner with all the trimmings is just what is needed this year!

 

Decorating the Tree and Snowy Pine by Crazy for Crewel.  These crewel embroidery kits evoke the magic of Christmas and decorating the tree.  Display it at Christmas time if you don't have room for a tree.  Check the Crazy for Crewel kits in the Needlework section of the website.

 

Eucalan Wool Wash

Eucalan is a wonderful wool wash that is gently scented with essential oils.  Available in 100ml $5.95 and 500ml $14.95 bottles.  Scents available: Unscented, Lavender, Grapefruit, Jasmine and Eucalyptus.  The small bottles are a great addition to your hand knit gifts.

Harry Potter Books

Books shown here: The official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Books by Tanis Gray.  Patterns from Hogwarts and Beyond (also includes patterns from Fantastic Beasts).

New yarn: Estelle's Merino Big.  100% Australian Superwash Merino Wool, 80m - 100g,  Needle size 8-10mm (10 - 12sts)  $14.95

Available in Black, White, Ecru, Merlot, Golden Nugget, Leap Frog, Navy, Nickle Heather, Forest Green Heather, and Tanzanite Heather.

Navy  White  Ecru  Merlot  Golden Nugget  Leap Frog  Navy  Nickel Heather  Forest Green Heather  Tanzanite Heather

 

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Embroidery Kit by Tamar

Tamar embroidery kits include everything you need: printed fabric, colour stitch guide, DMC threads and needle.  These kits look great framed in a hoop, framed as a wall decoration, or appliqued to a pillow cover.

Two Christmas Deer and Christmas Deer embroidery kits by Tamar.

These whimsical embroidery kits includes everything you need: printed fabric, color stitch guide, DMC threads and needle.

Frame it right in the working hoop for a quick addition to your Holiday decor.

 Christmas Deer embroidery kit by Tamar.  See Tamar kits on our website  under "Needlework, Embroidery Kits, Tamar Embroidery Kits"

Front Window

 HOLIDAY HOURS

Christmas Eve Dec. 24 and New Year's Eve Dec. 31: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and January 1.

Merry Christmas Everyone.  Have a wonderful Christmas, and we wish you the very best in 2022!

October 17, 2021

GIVING THANKS, Oct. 2021

Happy October Knitters and Needleworkers! I hope everyone is enjoying the beauty of Autumn.

Next to Spring, Autumn is my favorite time of year. Cooler evenings call for cozy sweaters and jackets, turkey dinners with pumpkin pie, and nesting in your home.

The hardest thing for me at this time of year is letting go of my little garden. Day by day I trim away more spent flowers and foliage and hope that the garden will last another week, another day, before the trimmings are added to the compost pile to nourish future gardens.

Savor these magical Autumn days. Enjoy this Haiku by Christopher Herold:

 proofreading finished

  I go outside

   to edit the garden.

 The Autumn Garden

The Autumn Garden by The Drawn Thread.  Stitched on 32ct. Dirty Belfast linen.  Design size 289 x 63 (10" x 24").  Contact us at buttons@buttonedup.com to purchase.  (We are still working on getting the Drawn Thread charts up on our website). Chart: $16.95

Giving Thanks by The Drawn Thread

Giving Thanks by The Drawn Thread.  Stitched on 32ct. Belfast linen.  Design size 279 x 58 (10" x 24").  Contact us at buttons@buttonedup.com to purchase.  (We are still working on getting the Drawn Thread charts up on our website). Chart: $13.95

Olga's Tart by Plum Street Samplers

Stitched on linen using Gentle Art or DMC threads.  Design size: 71 x 67 (4.4" x 4.2" on 32ct linen). Contact us at buttons@buttonedup.com to purchase.  (We are still working on getting the Plum Street Sampler charts up on our website).

October mouse by Woodland Threads. 

This sweet little embroidery kit includes printed design, embroidery floss, needle, and stitch instructions.  A perfect accent for your home this season.

Purchase on our website under the Woodland Threads embroidery collection. $20.95  (cushion not included)

Bilbury Needlepoint Kit

This design by Candace Bahouth is stitched in soft Autumn colours.  The design is based on cushions found in English country houses. 

15.5" x 12.5" on 10mesh canvas.  Kits includes yarn, needle, and printed canvas.  See more information in our Shop section under Needlepoint Kits.

 

Lil walking with the ducks

Enjoy October everyone!

 

 

July 12, 2021

It's Berry Season!

Strawberries from my garden

Is everyone enjoying the summer?  I hope you fared well during the heat wave we experienced recently.  Poor little Lil got heat stroke.  It was 40 degrees celsius in our house on June 28th!

I am loving the strawberries this year.  I always grow a few in my garden, but there are never enough, so I frequent Galey Farms here on the Peninsula.  I can't get enough of them.  I enjoy them on my granola, in a smoothie, as a topper on pancakes, shortcake with cream, or my favorite: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.
I just started working on a new Strawberry embroidery kit.  This year some of my strawberries had pink flowers, so I'll depict them in the kit,  It is a small 4" design that would be perfect for a card, a needlecase, or to hang on the wall in the kitchen.  The kit will be available for purchase soon.
Strawberry design in progress
Beautiful Lilies in my garden
 

Anemones Cross Stitch Kits.  Choose from a bookmark, a needlecase or a scissor Keep.  See them on the Textile Heritage Page here: Cross Stitch Kits tagged "bookmark" - Button and Needlework Boutique (buttonedup.com)

 

Medieval Garden Cross Stitch Kits.  Choose from a bookmark, a needlecase or a scissor Keep.  See them on the Textile Heritage Page here: Cross Stitch Kits tagged "bookmark kit" - Button and Needlework Boutique (buttonedup.com)

 

Tamar Embroidery Kits

Garden Lady and Urban Jungle.  A garden outside and inside! Finished sizes are 6.25". See them here: Tamar Embroidery Kits - Button and Needlework Boutique (buttonedup.com)

 Summer Paisley

Summer Paisley by Raymond Honeyman

This needlepoint design includes a printed, 100% cotton canvas, 100% pure new wool, needle, and an easy to follow guide.  Design size is 18" x 18", 12 mesh canvas.  See the Ehrman Tapestry kits here: Needlepoint Kits - Button and Needlework Boutique (buttonedup.com)

 

Enjoy the sun everyone!  Here is Lily keeping to the shade in our yard.

May 01, 2021

Spring is here!

Happy Spring everyone!  The city has come to life with daffodil, tulip, cherry tree and magnolia blossoms everywhere.  It is a welcome sight after what seemed to be a long winter.  I hope you and your family are keeping well.  Make sure you get out in nature; it is a great place to get grounded and reflect on what has been a challenging year of Covid.  Don't forget about self-care and take some time to reflect on what you are grateful for and what brings you joy.

This book has socks for everyone.  Patterns includes all foot sizes for both men and women.  The dynamic duo Dendennis and Mr. Knitbear give us a creative twist on 23 socks that are fun, colorful, humorous, and unique.

Call us to order 250-384-8781

Stitched with Lang Jawoll Sock yarn, $9.95 and $10.95/50gm 
Back to Nature Socks from Happily Knitting Socks

 

First Blooms by Crazy for Crewel

5" x 6" Complete Kit $32.95

 

 

November 24, 2020

Welcome

Welcome to Button and Needlework Boutique, I'm glad you found us!

Autumn 2020

As my garden comes to an end I'm ready to embrace Fall and the cooler weather.  Cleaning out the garden is always bittersweet.  I hang on to the last blossom, the last leaf, right to the bitter end.


This pandemic has been a challenge but we will get back to dinners out with friends, family gatherings, social outings, and in-person classes.
Try to embrace this time to re-group, re-evaluate, and reclaim those things you have always wanted to do but never found the time; those things you continually put off.

Do the activities that give your strength, take your mind off the everyday challenges this pandemic presents, and commit to some self care.  It is important, especially now.  You could:

-Take a virtual yoga or art class

-Clear your mind by taking a long walk in nature

-Try some knitting or stitching "meditation"

-Clear some clutter from your home

-bake something delicious that reminds you of your childhood

Be positive and empowered.  Be truly present everyday.  You'd be amazed at all the beauty that surrounds you.