December 2010
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December 2010 Christmas Edition
Dear Stitcher,

It's so hard to believe that 2010 is coming to an end!  We have had so much fun with all of you helping you work on your projects!  We hope you have learned some new stitches, tips or techniques.  Maybe you have tried a new type of stitching - needlepoint, cross stitch, counted canvas or punch needle. If you haven't, don't worry!  There is all of 2011! 
What's Happening....
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What We're Stitching
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What we're stitching.
A new section of our newsletter.  We will showcase different projects that we are stitching in the store.  If you are interested in any of these, come in or give us a call!  We can get an entire kit put together for you.

For the Cross Stitcher:
Winter Atmosphere

A beautiful, peaceful winter scene using cross stitch and some specialty stitches.  Project is done on 40 count linen using DMC and Gloriana silks.  This piece can be displayed all winter long with it's beautiful depiction of winter flora.  A great piece for someone who loves seasons, nature and flowers.




This sampler is striking with it's use of bright red to highlight the alphabet.  The piece is stitched on 28 count or 35 count linen.  Stitches used are cross stitch, back stitch, Smyrna stitch, knotstitch, herringbone stitch.  DMC threads are used in this project.  A lovely piece to display all winter.

For the Needlepointer:


Cat Face Ornament


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The colors are very bright and lively. This stunning piece is simply just a pleasure to work with. There are an array of different stitches and threads you can use you're sure to love this piece as much as we do!

Gingerbread Christmas

This piece is for the beginner to the intermediate. It has several different stitches that are easy to do. A little brick house in the woods surrounded by big , beautiful snowflakes. It makes a nice serving tray or hang up for your home. Price is for the stitch guide only.
Classes and Trunk Shows
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May 6,7,8,9,2011 - Brenda Hart : Canvas Embellishment

You purchase the canvas from Designers Desk and Brenda will help you develop a masterpiece. Brenda has a series of stitch books she has written. If you have one, be sure to stop by and have her sign yours! Sign up for a minimum of two days of classes for a fee of $150 (including lunch). If you sign up for all four days the cost is only $275.00 !




Debra Forney's "Heart". There is also a chance for a canvas embellishment class on June 6 & 7 2011.




JULY 1 - 31, 2011 - MINDY TRUNK SHOW


We are currently making up a schedule of classes and trunk shows for 2011 and 2012 - if you have any suggestions please feel free to contact us with your ideas!!

Featured Item of the Month
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GingerBread Cottages By AT DESIGNS

Gingerbread is in the air. Come into our shop and see all the wonderful Christmas canvases we have. Be sure to look at the AT Design Gingerbread Cottage canvases that make darling little Gingerbread houses.
There are 5 different cottages to choose from and all make beautiful decorations and gifts!!

Easter Cottage -Green Roof Tile
$64.50tn green

Easter Cottage - Yellow Scallop Roof
tn yellow

Gingerbread Cottage - Cane Roof
tn cane

Gingerbread Cottage-  Sprinkle Roof
$64.50tn sprinkle

Gingerbread Cottage - Chocolate Chip Roof
tn chip

Last Minute Gifts

Christmas Tree Bag
A great last minute gift this needlepoint Christmas bag kit comes ready to stitch. It makes a perfect holiday display as well as a functional holiday bag for candies or treats!!


Luggage Tags

Luggage Tags
From Whimsey & Grace are these great little luggage tag /key fob canvases. These can be a great personalized gift as you can stitch any letter for any name you want give it that personal touch. Canvas and surrounds sold seprately.


Bag kit

Frame Kit Bag

This complete kit is a great gift for the beginner or intermediate stitcher. It is perfect for starting the kids on their first needlepoint project. You can pick any initial you like and it even comes complete with its own frame when you are finished!! If you know someone who would like to learn needlepoint this is the perfect gift to get them started.

In Closing, we would like to say Thank You for your continued patronage and friendship.  Without all of you, we would not be here.  Have a wonderful holiday season!  We look forward to working with you in 2011.

Pat Delp
Designers Desk

CALL 1 (630) 262 -1234 OR EMAIL US AT : DDESK1@AOL.COM

The Mill Race Inn is offering a 10% off your meal during the month of December 2010 if you bring in any receipt from Designers Desk from the month of December 2010!! Just present your receipt from Designers Desk at payment time and receive this special 10% off your meal!!
Save 25%
We would like to thank all of our customers who have supported us all year long. Just for supporting us we are offering you 25% off any Christmas related needlepoint or cross stitch item that is in stock. Just print and present this coupon during checkout. Not valid in combination with other sales or coupons. Item must be directly related too or themed for Christmas.

Offer Expires: 12/31/10