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"Sweet Nothings" from JBW designs are just the thing for a special person or occasion! Judy has a set of -- well, we've lost count! They come as little 4 x 5 cards, with a color cover of the stitched model. Most use beads, buttons, or the glass Treasures from Mill Hill.

Her color palette is almost always soft and pastel, but the Christmas and Halloween designs follow the traditional color themes. Just beautiful, some of these are perennial best sellers! We have a "Baker's Dozen" offering on these... choose any 12, and get your 13th FREE! I know it's hard to choose... but we can do that part for you, if you want!!! Be sure to mention the web special in the comments box of the order form.

Click to see images from our Lizzie*Kate & JBW Designs joint event


JBW's 296 French Country Witch - click to see more JBW's 297 Halloween Alphabet - click to see more JBW's Miss Mary's Sampler - click to see more JBW's 299 Scandinavian Ornaments I - click to see more JBW's 300 Scandinavian Ornaments II - click to see more JBW's 301 Scandinavian Ornaments III - click to see more
JBW has new offerings!
  • French Country Witch -- she's got bitty cats, crows and acorns in her dress! A different take on Halloween -- stitched with only one color of hand-dyed black.
  • Halloween Alphabet -- A petite piece -- 4 x 9 on 32ct, it uses 11 different shades of overdyeds -- but you might be able to get away with fewer if your stash is good!
  • Miss Mary's Sampler -- 5 x 8-1/2 on 32ct linen, Judy has re-charted this 216 year-old sampler! Both old and new colorways are offered.
  • Scandinavian Ornaments I, II and III -- A set of 9 designs stitched on opalescent or antique white linen they finish between 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inches depending on your choices. Can you see the dots in the backgrounds of the larger models? There are single stitches of opalescent #4 Braid on them!


JBW's 2014 Limited Edition Tree Ornaments - click to see more
2014 Limited Edition Tree Ornaments
Choose a tree design to stitch, stuff the pre-made pillow, and you're all set! Judy has a small presentation for a limited edition kit. Included is one pre-finished olive-green pillow with white organza ribbon top tie, 1 2-1/2 inch cut of 30ct Northern Cross off white linen, 4 red buttons, one dozen red seed beads, one brass star, a needle, and the three charts along with finishing instructions. It'll take you TOPS two hours to complete!


JBW's French Floral Glasses Case and Cosmetic Bag - click to see more
French Floral Glasses Case and Cosmetic Bag
Just a pretty set of cotton smalls each with a small linen panel large enough for the delicate bits of stitching, you'll need DMC flosses of 347, 3328, 760, 3362, 332, 3348 and 3364.

The glasses case measures 3 x 7-1/2 while the cosmetic measures 6 x 8 and features a zipper along the back and an inside slip pocket. Lightweight and delicate, maybe something for your Grandmother!!!


JBW's Affectionately Yours - click to see more
Affectionately Yours
A softcover book of 64 pages, this features lovely photos and instructions for 11 projects. An Engagement Pillow, Bridesmaid Gift, Ring Bearer Pillow, Wedding Quilt Sampler, Brides Handkerchief, Birthday Heart Sachet, Housewarming, a pair of baby and birth samplers, and two Anniversary samplers!

All the lovely creations of Judy Whitman, everything is pastel and delicate. Finishing instructions are included as well as wholesale product sources that can direct you to shops that carry everything you need!



JBW's 293 Seaside Alphabet - click to see more JBW's 289 A Friend So Dear - click to see more JBW's 290 Now I Know My ABCs - click to see more
A Friend So Dear, Seaside Alphabet and Now I Know My ABC's
from JBW Designs
JBW has several new designs... all presented in small card format charts.
  • Seaside Alphabet is a companion to Great Pumpkin, Christmas, Reindeer and Hearts! It's a scattered alphabet that meanders through lots of individual motifs to set its theme. Stitched in dusty nautical blues and reds, there are tiny lighthouses, sailboats, flags, fish and even a little sand-colored seagull. Finished size is approx 2 x 16!
  • A Friend So Dear is a BEAUTIFUL piece!!! (Actually, I can't believe it's offered in this petite card format!) Finishing approx 6-1/2 x 12, the verse is lovely, and the motifs are charming. Everything is divided up by very pretty borders. *How sweet it is to have a friend so near and dear.* 28ct Confederate Grey linen, this is stitched in a medley of hand-dyed flosses or DMC. Nothing called for embellishment-wise... but you could always add some heart charms or a few buttons or beads if you have just the right thing!
  • Now I Know My ABCs -- Stitched completely in red and white, this piece measures 62 x 166 in stitch count. It features all the letters of the alphabet with corresponding itty bitty motifs -- and everything is divided up by the lacy white borders. There is a button set available -- just the right sizes to fit everywhere on here!


  • JBW's 295 Alphabet Dogs - click to see more JBW's 294 French Country Spring Basket - click to see more JBW's 292 French Country Hot Air Balloon - click to see more JBW's 291 French Accoutrements - click to see more
    More New JBW!
  • Alphabet Dogs -- Check out those darling little pups! Stitched only in Black, depending on the fabric you choose, they will finish between one to three inches in size. See the charms dangling from the models in the pic? All of them are included in the optional charm pack. And... Judy is donating part of her sales from this pattern to TADSAW -- an organization that trains Medical Alert Service Dogs and provides them free of charge to our returning Soldiers. A sweet set of designs.
  • French Country Spring Basket -- Stitched on 32ct Fabric Flair Polka Dot linen... choose any floss color you wish for this. The basket is full of teeny motifs, finishing approx 5 x 5.
  • French Country Hot Air Balloon -- Choose a pretty color and add the words in either English or French... this is stitched on 32ct Polka Dot Linen... over one thread or two!
  • French Accoutrements -- A simple set of monograms -- the letters of the alphabet -- with a pair of borders to embellish, all are charted and stitched in white -- but you can choose any colors you want.


  • JBW's Antique Vases Sampler - click to see more Antique Vases Sampler
    Judy Whitman has discovered a lovely antique sampler... that is now safe and sound in her *Private Collection*! She's re-charted the original, and it is SO pretty! Stitched on 32ct Soft Ivory Belfast Linen Judy talks about the age of the piece and lots about the design oddities in it. Inside the chart is a picture of the original -- you can see the faded colors and the linen that is frayed right up to the stitching! (No three extra inches of wasted linen in those days!)

    With a stitch count of 203 x 155, this is worked with 12 different shades of DMC and hand-dyeds. I just Love it! Offered as a chart, if you want your finished piece to appear more distressed, begin with a mangier fabric, or coffee stain your finished treasure!

    JBW's Antique Vases Needlework Accessories - click to see more Antique Vases Needlework Accessories: This card features take-out designs from the Antique Vases Sampler. The large sewing case features Tan Polka Dot fabric from Fabric Flair. Measuring approx 4-1/2 x 6 when closed, the inside and back all feature gorgeous fabric and a trio of pockets to hold tools and threads.

    The smaller case pictured is a scissor case. It features coordinating fabric to the sewing case and two interior pockets. It measures 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 when closed. The cases are sold separately from the little card.


    JBW's Antique Vases Needlework Accessories - click to see more JBW's Giving Thanks - click to see more
    Giving Thanks
    A 3-1/2 x 31-1/2 inch banner, this is stitched on Mill Hill's 27ct Orange Checkered Banding. Judy has stitched this with a whole collection of different oranges with the occasional greens for leaves and browns for the squirrels and other little creatures.

    The picture of the finished piece in the center of the pattern shows this mounted against fabric for a table runner treatment.


    JBW's Christmas Pear Tree - click to see more JBW's Reindeer ABCs - click to see more JBW's Vintage Ornaments - click to see more
    New Sweet Nothings!
  • Christmas Pear Tree: Another of Judy's monochromatic French Country designs... lots of symmetry in this one.
  • Reindeer ABCs: A long, skinny alphabet row... this coordinates with the Great Pumpkin, Abc's and Christmas Trees, and Alphabet Hearts. I love the striped fabric from the Alphabet Hearts -- think about choosing that for this one, too!
  • Vintage Ornaments: Skates, a sleigh and toys, Judy has chosen older, brighter colors for these -- to make them look faded and simulate those 1950's colors in your Mom's old Christmas decorations!


  • JBW's Summer 2013 Releases - click to see more
    Judy's Summer 2013 Releases are here!
  • Patriotic ABC's -- REAL cute -- lots of small motifs, great denim, gray and cranberry shades, garnishments include 9 or 10 white buttons scattered throughout.
  • French Country Wedding Cake -- Just a little something for a wedding remembrance.
  • French Country Pineapple -- Very traditional... the hand-dyed flosses really make this design POP!
  • Wreath Ornaments III, II and I -- Six different wreath ornaments that you can stitch over one or two threads... embellishments are included for each larger version.


  • 271 Alphabet Hearts from JBW Designs - click to see more 272 Alphabet Cats from JBW Designs - click to see more 274 French Country Poodle from JBW Designs - click to see more 275 French Country Umbrella from JBW Designs - click to see more 276 Home at Last from JBW Designs - click to see more
    New Arrivals by JBW Designs
    Judy has been busy with more tiny animals and this time, an umbrella in her Country French style. Petite designs... choose one color of your favorite hand-dyed thread for each. The poodle and umbrella are stitched on the Fabric Flair printed fabric that is a light beige with white polka dots -- so slight -- you might have missed that in the pics.

    Alphabet Hearts is larger -- it finishes approx 3 x 14 on 32ct Neutral Parisian Stripe fabric that is actually a printed stripe of beige and white. A selection of 6 pink and green overdyeds in this one... it is charming! Home at Last is a long-requested re-release. It has been retired for several years, but no longer! Just a nice collection of small designs, we have to get our hands on the new fabrics featured!


    Antique French Alphabet from JBW Designs - click to see more
    Antique French Alphabet
    Judy has a lovely antique cross stitch sampler worked in 1911 by a young girl in central France. She's done some research about the stitcher and her hometown -- Romagnat -- and included that info in her pattern -- her adaptation of the original piece.

    Lovely, this is worked in only two colors of hand-dyed cotton and finishes approx 12 x 17 on 30-ish count linens. Very traditional, very pretty... something classic for your walls. Offered as the chart.


    265 ABCs & Christmas Trees from JBW Designs - click to see more 266 Gingerbread Cookies from JBW Designs - click to see more 267 Christmas Doves Set One from JBW Designs - click to see more 268 Christmas Doves Set Two from JBW Designs - click to see more 269 Joy from JBW Designs - click to see more
    JBW Releases Celebrate Christmas 2012!
    270 Petite French Stockings from JBW Designs - click to see more Judy has 6 new small designs... some doves for the tree, and some darling miniature stockings are both shown as ornaments. Gingerbread Cookies features two smalls that would also be cute ornaments, apron panels, or even little wedge stand-ups for the kitchen window sill.

    ABC's & Christmas Trees is a new lonnnggg alphabet to coordinate with JBW's recent Halloween Alphabet, but not quite as long, so she could package it in small card format!

    Always cute things, all JBW's designs are offered in her small card format, and are easy on the stitching time!!!


    261 Halloween Ornaments I from JBW Designs - click to see more 262 Halloween Ornaments II from JBW Designs - click to see more 263 Halloween Ornaments III from JBW Designs - click to see more
    Halloween Ornaments
    JBW has a new set of small Halloween designs -- 12 in all -- that finish into small 2-inch rounds. Stitched on Light Sand 32ct linen in either overdyeds or DMC's... the models are mounted onto fabric covered rounds, and trimmed with festive cords and ribbons. You can see orange stripes in the backgrounds -- that's not the fabric -- it's your stitching.

    Offered in a trio of 3 small cards, each with it's own embellishment pack of charms, beads and clay buttons... real cute!

    Beach Bound from JBW Designs - click to see more
    Beach Bound
    A delightful little beach cabana scene... complete with lighthouse and sailboats.

    A mere 51 x 117... offered as the small card. No extra embellishments called for.


    The Great Pumpkin Alphabet from JBW Designs - click to see more The Great Pumpkin Alphabet
    A fun lonnnggg, skinny alphabet, this has a stitch count of 28 x 316!

    Finishes approx 2 x 20 on 32ct!!!! Stitched in a few hand-dyeds, raid your stash for cute embellishments to add to this!

    French Country Owl from JBW Designs - click to see more
    French Country Owl
    A plump little guy with pumpkins, more owls, birds, trees and baskets hidden in his tummy, he joins JBW's huge collection of pretty animals and motifs -- all with this lacy appeal.

    Offered as a small card.


    The Rabbit Alphabet from JBW Designs - click to see more The Rabbit Alphabet
    Little bunnies everywhere -- this is darling! A scattering of alphabet letters, a lovelycollection of mother-of-pearl buttons, and all those rabbits, this piece finishes a nice 5 x 13 on 32ct Belfast!!! Stitch it on any fabric you with, in any color you wish -- you could even add some family heirloom buttons from your Grandmother's sewing basket.

    Offered as the small Card chart, button set is spearate.


    French Country Fruit from JBW Designs - click to see more French Country Fruit
    Cherries and Grapes... something pretty for the kitchen!


    French Country Hobby Horse from JBW Designs - click to see more French Country Hobby Horse
    Oh, these are so cute! Such a precious birth announcement... PAY ATTENTION to the softly striped pink and blue linen fabric! Specially screened on there -- Fabric Flair has created this pretty fabric treatment just for Judy! The palest pinks and blues to begin with, they have taken the 28ct linen, and screened it with *JUST A TOUCH* of a darker stripe.

    Really classy... not gaudy or too bright. I think this fabric would be stunning on most of JBW's baby designs!!! Hobby Horse finishes approx 5 x 5-1/2, before any personalization. Offered as a chart, you'll need to refer to another JBW tiny chart for alphabet letters to personalize! (Think she forgot those!)


    French Country Strawberry from JBW Designs - click to see more French Country Strawberry
    Another pretty fruit! Judy has manipulated the thread so that the darker area of the skein is on the right-hand side -- see how it looks different in shade there?

    Makes the berry look round!


    Monogrammed MiniTote from JBW Designs - click to see more Monogrammed MiniTote
    A pretty floral band to decorate just about anything, you see it here, stitched on the band that crosses a darling pastel drawstring bag. Stitched in lavenders, aqua and yellow, the design finishes approx 2 x 8.

    The 9-1/2 x 12, rik-rak-trimmed fabric bag is pre-made by Adam Originals for JBW. It matches the colors of floss Judy has used, and would make a lovely lingerie bag, or a Treasure Bag for a little girl's doll clothes. Yellow and blue on the front, with a coordinating blue print on the back. Charming.


    Rose Motif Sampler from JBW Designs - click to see more Rose Motif Sampler
    Wow... this is really European in flavor... just lovely. Soft floral bands, the scrolling alphabet, very simple cross stitch, this finishes approx 7 x 8 on 32ct Belfast. Again, choose a thread color of your choice -- the hand-dyeds are perfect for this look.

    Offered as the small card chart.


    A Sweet Bouquet from JBW Designs - click to see more A Sweet Bouquet
    A hopeful reminder... JBW is donating proceeds from the sale of this chart to the American Cancer Society.

    She has dedicated this design to all of our families and friends who are facing cancer treatments.


    Bluebird of Happiness from JBW Designs - click to see more Bluebird of Happiness
    A small 3 x 5 fabric pocket piece, this comes as the pre-made cotton piece, ready for your stitching and scissors. Judy has used the same fabrics featured on her Mini Monogram Tote, and charted a bluebird for the pocket as well as the matching mini-fob.

    Offered as a limited edition kit, the ruler and scissors are not included.


    Sterling Silver Pendants and Ornaments from JBW Designs - click to see more Sterling Silver Pendants and Ornaments
    JBW has introduced three sizes of spectacular sterling silver mini-frames that can double as jewelry pendants or Christmas Tree ornaments. Remember her tiny hearts and trees... when you work them over one thread, they fit PERFECTLY into these frames!

    Very heavy in feel, elegant in look, choose almost anything tiny for these, and it'll look great. Shiny sterling, you might see a red and white checkered bow attached to the tops -- that is simply ribbon -- change it if you like to match your new piece!
  • Tree opening measures approx 1-3/4 x 2.
  • Heart measures approx 1-1/2 x 1-1/2.
  • Round measures 1-3/8.
  • These are just lovely... get looking into your stash for other designs you might have for these, they are definitely heirloom quality.


    #243 Reindeer Stocking from JBW Designs - click to see more #247 Christmas Welcome from JBW Designs - click to see more #248 French Country Hearts Collection ONE from JBW Designs - click to see more
    #250 French Country Ornaments Col TWO - Reindeer from JBW Designs - click to see more #249 French Country Hearts Collection TWO from JBW Designs - click to see more
    New August Arrivals
    Judy Whitman has sent a set of Christmassy designs.
  • The Reindeer Stocking finishes approx 9 x 12 on 28ct Dirty Linen -- little reindeer scattered everywhere in between a lovely array of different fonts of the alphabet. You can make miniature reindeer ornaments to match the stocking... or those tiny hearts! Hint: Judy's assistant just finished stitching this in red flosses on very light fabric, and it's stunning!

  • Christmas Welcome is a full-sized pillow -- the stitching area is almost 7 x 11 on Belfast.


  • #240 Birds & Berries from JBW Designs - click to see more #241 Christmas Bells from JBW Designs - click to see more #242 Christmas Tree Collection VII from JBW Designs - click to see more #244 French Country Squirrel from JBW Designs - click to see more
    #245 French Country Ornaments from JBW Designs - click to see more 5 New Sweet Nothings
    JBW has 5 new Sweet Nothings Releases -- Christmas and Autumn -- which seem so far off in the future! Some of the pieces are beautifully framed... and the rest are finished by our very OWN Mona!
  • #240 Birds & Berries is a simple monochromatic alphabet -- this could be a 'study' of one or two really awesome thread colors! 7 x 9 on 30ct.
  • #241 Christmas Bells features all sorts of tiny motifs hidden in the scrolling curls decorating the bells. 4 x 4-1/2 on 32ct.
  • #242 Christmas Tree Collection VII -- Brings us up to 14 different tiny trees! Stitched over one (only an INCH!) or two threads, these are PRECIOUS! We have petite models of all of these in the shop... they are stunning together. Just all different little trees...
  • #244 French Country Squirrel -- Look for the hidden birds, owl, pumpkins and berries, his favorite acorns are in a different color!
  • #245 French Country Ornaments -- More hidden motifs, Judy has a growing collection of tiny stockings, so try to find some of the others on our JBW designer pages. They make a cute set of shapes, just like Judy's mittens and trees.


  • 234 Heirloom Baby Sampler from JBW Designs -- click to see more 235 French Country Teddy Bear from JBW Designs -- click to see more 236 French Country Wedding Bells from JBW Designs -- click to see more 237 Scottie Dog from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    New Releases from JBW Designs!
    239 Sweet Baby Gifts from JBW Designs -- click to see more238 Winter Collection from JBW Designs -- click to see moreJudy Whitman has been busy! Six new Sweet Nothings; Babies, Weddings, the Winter Snow, and even the family dog! Heirloom Baby Sampler is stitched on a variety of pastel 28ct Cashel Linens... you could use just one color, and backstitch some 'boxes' if you'd like. We have a pre-sewn sham available that features a push-button electronic music box, too. Each panel is decorated with a few asst buttons. The little Teddy Bear is cute -- he's filled with tiny baby motifs.

    Wedding Bells is neat. Judy went on-line and simply MADE UP an invitation... printing it to match the thread she stitched the bells with. She wants you to realize that if you are stitching a 25yr anniversary piece, for instance, and you don't have the original invitation to frame... a version similar to this would be awesome! Even something like Family Established or even a wedding photo. (Do the same idea with the Teddy Bear and make a birth announcement!)

    The Winter Collection of hats, snowman and skate is cute, Snowman comes with either the alphabet hidden on him OR tiny wintery motifs. Of course, MY personal favorite is the Scottie Dog design... he can be finished oodles of different ways, isn't he precious? All are presented in small Sweet Nothings card format, some have button embellishments.

    Note: 5-Panel Linen Pillow Sham for the Heirloom Baby Sampler measures 9 x 9 and is a medley of Antique White, Apricot, Mint Green, Baby Lotion and Blue. The panels are NOT sewn absolutely, perfectly, straight on the linen threads. It is well done, but NOT perfect. If you are *picky*, please purchase individual linen pieces to assemble yourself. You may not be happy with the pre-sewn option.

    228 Christmas Village III Card w emb from JBW Designs -- click to see more 229 Christmas Village IV Card w emb from JBW Designs -- click to see more 230 French Country Angel from JBW Designs -- click to see more 231 French Country Scaredy Cats from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    232 Red Stocking Collection I Card from JBW Designs -- click to see more 233 Red Stocking Collection II Card from JBW Designs -- click to see more JBW Designs has 6 new releases!
    Finish your tiny Christmas Village with a church, mill, covered bridge, and schoolhouse... or stitch an elegant Christmas Angel over one or two threads! Scaredy Cats is shown stitched all in oranges, but think about black cats, or metallic or furry cats... or overdyed lettering... or all black!

    Judy has released 6 new cards.. the villages come with embellishments. They're all cute, the stocking really compliment Judy's tiny tree collection, the angel is timeless, and those little kitties have so much potential, they ARE scary! Offered as small cards.


    Christmas Tree Collection VI from JBW Designs -- click to see more Christmas Tree Collection V from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Christmas is Coming... and we have the trees to prove it!
    JBW has released 4 additional tiny Christmas Tree designs -- to bring this charming collection to 6 cards of 2 trees each for a total of 12!

    All finishing either 1 or 2 inches in total size, each is different and quite charming! Hidden motifs, tiny charms to top each, and Mona's cute rouched ribbon finishing treatments... HOW can you pick an absolute favorite from this set?

    Each card offers 2 different trees, shown stitched over one or two threads. Models are exquisite... and some reside at The Silver Needle!

    Scroll down to see Judy's other new releases!


    Christmas Village II from JBW Designs -- click to see more Christmas Village 1 from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Christmas Village Parts One and Two
    Just like the 12-Days of Christmas... this is another 12-part set of tiny village houses, churches and businesses.

    3 Designs to a card, each finishes approx 30 x 40 stitches and is embellished with a button of some sort.

    Even though our very own Mona is not credited with the model finishing... you'll see her charms displayed beautifully on each cover! Offered as the card of 3 designs with embellishments.

    French Country Pig from JBW Designs -- click to see more

    French Country Pig

    Fall Ornamentals from JBW Designs -- click to see more Fall Ornamentals
    Newly released from JBW, is this charming set of 12 Fall-inspired ornaments which can be stitched individually and finished lots of different ways, or stitched together surrounded by a simple border. Not all Halloween or all Fall, you get acorns, apples, pumpkins and pears, a schoolhouse, Autumn wreath, a squirrel, owl, turkey and cat, , even a maple tree and little pot of blooming mums!

    Offered in Judy's small card format, you get a tiny charm or bead for each 2 x 2 design. If you were one of lucky ones to have joined us last summer for our weekend with JBW and Lizzie Kate... you'll recognize these little guys as part of our weekend's projects!!! Offered as the small chart with charms.

    The Bunny Collection from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    The Bunny Collection
    This is a cute set of running bunnies -- all are the same -- except that they are all patterned differently! Floral, Gingham, Plaid, Striped and Alphabet bunnies... match their colors to the nursery theme! Each with a stitch count of 40 x 55, you can stitch them individually, add some personalization for a baby announcement, repeat, stack, just anything!

    The chart includes an upper and lower case alphabet and set of small numerals, and these will be cute on just about any count of fabric.


    Twas the Night Ornaments
    Twas the Night Ornaments II from JBW Designs -- click to see more Twas the Night Ornaments III from JBW Designs -- click to see more Twas the Night Ornaments IV from JBW Designs -- click to see more Judy Whitman has finished her 12-piece set of Twas the Night Before Christmas designs... all at one time! (Card #1 was released last Fall... we now have cards #2, 3 and 4!!!) Following the verses of the famous poem about Santa's midnight visit, each tiny 2-1/2 inch square ornament features a bit of the verse, and a coordinating picture to tell the story.

    A REAL cute set of small ornaments... each is garnished with a tiny embellishment (brass, clay, bell, pon-pom, etc) that is included with the card. Each card features 3 ornament designs. (JBW offers the free border design, in case you want to stitch this set of 12 as one larger sampling... details about that are on each card.)


    French Country Butterfly from JBW Designs -- click to see more Noah's Ark from JBW Designs -- click to see more Queen Bee from JBW Designs -- click to see more Homes from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    French Country Butterfly, Noah's Ark, Queen Bee and Homes
    Noah's Ark from JBW Designs -- click to see more JBW has 4 new small designs... I think the Noah's Ark birth announcement is cute, all the chicks and flowers hidden in the butterfly are fun, and I like the scallops on her edges. Queen Bee is a classic design, and the French Country Homes offers a delightfully perfect neighborhood!

    All are offered as small cards, none have embellishments... just easy, nothing fussy!


    208 Christmas Tree Collection IV from JBW Designs -- click to see more 207 Christmas Tree Collection III from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Christmas Tree Collection III and IV
    Four more darling little evergreen trees... EVERY one of these is really cool... and together, they make quite an eyecatching site! Our Mona has finished them, with twisted cording on the larger 3-inch-ish pieces, and rouched ribbon on the babies.

    I don't know why, but the included embellishments DO NOT include those for the smaller versions... you'll need to rescue a few beads from your stash instead! Cute, cute!


    Twas the Night Ornaments from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Twas the Night Ornaments
    This is going to be a DARLING set of ornaments... following the story of The Night Before Christmas! Offered as the small card of three charts, with embellishments for each, I imagine the other three parts will become available between now and next Spring. (We started a tiny auto-ship for the rest of 'em... so you don't need to worry about missing one of them!)

    Each design is 39 x 39 stitches, and all are charted for either DMC, Crescent Colours or Weeks hand-dyeds. What a fun set to scatter about the tree... your little ones will have to search and search for all of them to tell they story! They'd be cute on a wreath, too!



    French Country Inspired! The Wreath, Turkey and Snow Globe
    211 French Country Wreath from JBW Designs -- click to see more 210 French Country Turkey from JBW Designs -- click to see more 209 French Country Snow Globe from JBW Designs -- click to see more Three new designs with all those tiny motifs hidden everywhere... I especially like the wreath, and its smaller ornament version! It would even be pretty on the opalescent 10ct Tula fabrics -- done in perles , few beads scattered here and there -- and used as a candle mat!

    Each of these is offered as the small card, no embellishments featured. Just fun little designs!


    205 Christmas Tree Collection II from JBW Designs -- click to see more 204 Christmas Tree Collection I from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Tiny Christmas Trees I and II
    Tiny Christmas Trees from JBW are here!!! Judy Whitman has 6 new releases, a cute pumpkin, and a lovely wedding pillow among them... but my very favorite is this pair of tiny tree ornaments! Offered in two different cards, each containing two different trees... they are precious! Averaging 25 x 35 stitches... you can work them over two and they'll be 2 x 2-ish. BUT, if you do them over one thread -- they are miniature little bits of stitching ART!

    Our Mona did the finishing for all of them, so we all got to hold these darling things in our hands the day she was shipping them back to Judy! So teeny, so cute, prices vary due to embellishments that are included. Make sure to see the rest of JBW's newest things, shown right below!

    201 Alphabet Pumpkin from JBW Designs -- click to see more 203 The Sister Purse from JBW Designs -- click to see more 206 Wedding Pillow from JBW Designs -- click to see more

    Lots more of Judy's Country French-inspired designs... each can be stitched in any number of pretty overdyed threads of your choosing... makes it fun to check what's in your thread stash!

    The pumpkin is simple and cute and the Shopping Hat are fun 'girly' designs, and the wedding pillow is a classic! It can be stitched on most anything, and in the wedding colors, as well. The chart calls for beads in the border, and there is an alphabet included for personalization in the center of the pillow. (Would be a pretty album cover, too.) All are offered as Sweet Nothings cards with any necessary embellishments.

    French Country Baby Carriage from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    French Country Baby Carriage
    Bunnies, cats, chicks and an umbrella... crowns, stars, bows... all of that is hidden in the delightful little carriage!

    No alphabet is provided for extra personalization... but I'm sure you have a good one from another Sweet Nothings design.

    The Shoe Shopper from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    The Shoe Shopper
    Finish this onto the ready-made pillow, and perch it on the bed of the shoe-a-holic of the family!!! Would be cute on the front of a shoe-bag for travels, too!

    Pillow fabric is an elegant textured mauve and it comes with 6 fabric-covered buttons to attach your needlework.

    French Country Bistro from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    French Country Bistro
    A colorful row of tea cups offering your choice of tea, chocolate or cafe?

    Finishes almost 4 x 9 on 28ct... pretty in a breakfast nook!

    Monogram Collection from JBW Designs -- click to see more Monogram Collection from JBW Designs -- click to see more Monogram Collection from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Monogram Collection
    This tiny leaflet includes 4 entire alphabets, along with 2 different bordering treatments, and even that striped pattern for the back of the little purse Mona made!

    There is a lot you can do with this set of letters, these things are perfect for eyeglass cases, insets in boxes, tiny initial fobs... lots of things! Almost like a mini-reference book!

    Very Merry Winter from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    Very Merry Winter
    This little guy is probably very hard to see in the pic, but his body spells out 'Have a very merry winter!' The lettering is stitched with #8 white perle cotton, so it has more of a raised texture than the rest of him.

    The sky is decorated with 9 tiny white buttons, too, which are included with the card. Real cute, he finishes approx 4 x 5-1/2 on 28ct.


    The French Hen from JBW Designs -- click to see more The French Hen
    Judy Whitman has released 7 new Sweet Nothings designs... La Poule is simply one of them!

    Two different color schemes offered for this one, her pattern is full of birds and tiny letter 'H's!' She finishes approx 4-1/2 inches square on 28ct.

    A Very Merry Spring from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    A Very Merry Spring
    A perky little egg... topped with a lavish bow, don't you know that the two bunnies at the bottom are happy they don't have to hide an egg this much bigger than they are!


    A Very Merry Christmas from JBW Designs -- click to see more A Very Merry Christmas
    A chubby tree, decorated with tiny lights and little candles, we've taken Judy's Christmas Tree of words design, and stitched it on 18ct linen, adding a whole set of clay buttons to the finished piece, for color and fun! What started as a small, simple thing... grows into a 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 Easel Stand-up!

    Worked in either #5 Hand-dyed perle or regular flosses, the stitching will take you no time at all... the buttons do all the work! A button placement sheet accompanies the clay pack. Very festive! Offered as the card, with buttons separately.


    Christmas Purse from JBW Designs - click to see more Tis the Season from JBW Designs - click to see more Tis the Season & Christmas Purse
    Two more darling designs that hide their sentiment into the shape of the main motif. I Love Christmas Shopping is hidden in the purse design, and This the Season to be Jolly is hidden in the tree shape.

    This purse design comes with a brass holly charm, and the tree piece comes with a red clay star tree-topper!

    Of course, at The Silver Needle, we are *very taken* with the Shopping Purse, because Judy did US a freebie chart (For You guys!) of a purse that reads: I love to shop at The Silver Needle!I love to shop at The Silver Needle!
    Free with any purchase, it even comes with a tiny purse charm!


    Baby's First Christmas from JBW Designs - click to see more English Plum Pudding from JBW Designs - click to see more English Plum Pudding and Baby's First Christmas
    Judy Whitman has released 6 new small-card designs... English Plum Pudding and Baby's First Christmas are two of my favorites! The Plum Pudding is charming... quite different from the normal Christmas motif... it finishes approx 5 x 5 on 28ct, and is a medley of hidden tinier motifs.

    Baby's First Christmas features three separate ornament designs. Embellishments include a white pom pom, red jade heart, and brass holly charm -- one embellishment for each design.
    6 x 6 'Michele' Bandana color frame from Crescent Colours
    Personalize each with that special new name, and make sure to date the ornaments... so that when 'baby' turns 40... she can't fib about her age! Judy's other designs are all Christmas in theme, and Country French in flavor.

    For the English Plum Pudding design, we also have the Crescent Colours Family tree frame available, a 6 x 6 'Michele' style in the Bandana color finish. An excellent finishing option!

    Red Mitten Collection II from JBW Designs - click to see more Red Mitten Collection I from JBW Designs - click to see more Red Mitten Collection I & II
    Pick your favorite mitten... we have 4 singles here.... no matching sets... just like real-life!!! Collection I features words and alphabet letters hidden in each. Collection II sports motifs... and if you're really good... they can be reversed, so you CAN produce a matching pair!

    Stitched in only one color of hand-dyed thread, choose a rich red or green, and finish as ornaments, pillows or pictures. Each finishes approx 3 x 4 on 28ct, but over one thread... they are miniature bits of wonder!


    182 Autumn Harvest from JBW Designs - click to see more 183 Christmas Tree from JBW Designs - click to see more 184 Christmas Alphabet from JBW Designs - click to see more 185 Love & Joy Stockings from JBW Designs - click to see more 186 Very Merry Summer from JBW Designs - click to see more
    187 Very Merry Autumn from JBW Designs - click to see more
    More Charming French Country-inspired designs by Judy Whitman... the summer sailboat is cute, the autumn acorn is fun.

    Christmas Alphabet features tiny motifs for each letter, (her stitch key tells you what they all are!) and an embellishment set of 8 teeny buttons. It finishes approx 8 x 8 -- slightly larger than the rest in this set of releases.


    177 French Country Dog from JBW Designs -- click to see more 178 French Country Flower Basket from JBW Designs -- click to see more 179 French Country Amour from JBW Designs -- click to see more 180 French Country Lark from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    French Country Flower Basket
    Judy Whitman continues her lovely set of Country French-inspired designs with this feminine flower basket stitched in only one shade (really a favorite color of your choice!) of hand-dyed thread. Finishing approx 3 x 7 on 28ct, it joins quite a fun collection of animals and motifs stitched in this same miniature, scattered, teeny-tiny motif theme that is so charming!
    Offered as a Sweet Nothings Card, stitch 'em over one thread on something small -- they are awesome! (and remember that each uses only one color -- and you can choose it!) The Trail Creek Farm pillows featured come pre-made... surged edges, pretty fabrics... very coordinated! Our very own Mona finished the Amour scissor fob and Lark Boxes that are featured as alternative finishing options on each card -- pretty neat!

    A Few Favorites from JBW Designs - click for more A Few Favorites
    This is a small compilation of previously-released designs that have sold out and have been unavailable!!! Gathered together in this little booklet, you get To The Beach (2005), Christmas Welcome (2004), To The Sea (2000), Ready Set Go (1999), A Star is Born (1999) and Reindeer Parade (2002.)

    Re-charted and 'fixed' for current threads and fabrics, each used to be a separate card, for at least $4 each, but now... you can get the complete little 'album' for $14!


    171 Christmas Keepsakes II from JBW Designs -- click to see more 172 French Country ABCs from JBW Designs -- click to see more 173 Petite Stocking from JBW Designs -- click to see more 175 Nordic Mitten from JBW Designs -- click to see more
    French Country ABCs and Jolly Old St Nicholas
    175 Nordic Mitten from JBW Designs -- click to see moreTwo of JBW's newest releases... as you can see, we have 4 in all! The ABC sampler can be done on your choice of fabrics in any overdyed color you love... the sampler is embellished with lace from your antique stash, and buttons that come with the pattern.

    The Jolly Old St Nicholas is pretty cute... he's done in either Weeks or Gentle Art thread, if you stitch this... Santa will be SURE to deliver good things to your house!!!


    French Country Bunny from JBW Designs - click to see more French Country Mitten from JBW Designs - click to see more French Country Pear from JBW Designs - click to see more
    French Country Bunnies, Pears, Stockings, Christmas Trees and Mittens!
    JBW Designs French Country Stocking - click to see moreJudy Whitman has released new Sweet Nothings French Country-inspired designs. Each is offered as a small card... each is stitched in a monochromatic color scheme of one overdyed floss, delicate and lacy.

    Lots of finishing options are available to you. We have several pre-made Trail Creek Farm Pillows that will work well with these -- (Judy uses them a lot.) One of my personal favorites is the black and white pillow option. There are lots of ideas on this and our Trail Creek pages; remember you can always give us a call for some personalized help.

    Note from Mary: Since Judy has both a Rabbit and a Bunny design, I've added a couple of words in those dropdowns so the gals at the shop are certain which one you want.


    Le Chat from JBW Designs - click for moreFrench Country Rooster from JBW Designs - click for more
    French Country Rooster & Le Chat
    JBW has released several new things... this rooster and cat are the latest in her French Country set of designs! Offered as small card designs, look at the animal bodies... they are a tiny medley of motifs and letters!

    Each design in this set is stitched in only one color of overdyed floss. The color variations in the thread give you lots of interest, and make it appear as though you've changed thread colors over and over again! Very Elegant!

    By the way, all these country french things would be GREAT in black on white, and then finished onto this classy pillow!!!

    French Country Love from JBW Designs - click for more
    French Country Love
    Sweet Nothings small card format, the model images show this stitched in two colors and styles!


    A Celebration of Love from JBW Designs - click for more
    A Celebration of Love
    A monochromatic study of white on white... this finishes approx 3 x 7 on 28ct. A combo of white #12 Perle Cotton, floss, Opalescent #4 Braid, and two types of Mill Hill beads... this is very elegant!


    Christmas Motif II -- click to see lots more French Country Reindeer -- click to see lots more French Country Reindeer and
    Christmas Motif II

    Judy Whitman of JBW has released two more designs in her new set of Country French little motifs! Joining Apples, Pumpkins, Rabbit and Lamb... each is offered in small card format and is a simple chart for the mono-chromatic piece -- stitched in one color of any overdye you wish! So elegant... these are beginning to become really fun, because of the color possibilities.

    Trail Creek Farm has been making pillows for Judy, and Little House Needleworks this past year, (look at her Season of Rest, Plenty... etc series) and there are now approx 9 different AWESOME plaid pillows that are PERFECT for these! Deep colored plaids, all come with the covered buttons to attach your needlework to the fronts.
    (We're even mounting our finished punch needle models onto some of these pillows!)

    The pillow featured on Reindeer and Motif II is actually the SAME pillow -- it's different on each side! You get the 13 x 14 -- with a two-inch flange -- pillow and BOTH sets of buttons for each side! Stitch these two designs for it... or choose some of the others! So, I guess... the only thing easy about these is the stitching! You get way too many fun choices concerning thread and pillow color!!!

    Advent Calendar - click to see more Advent Calendar
    & Petite Ornamentals

    JBW has released the neatest set of tiny ornament designs that all fit into one gigantic Advent Calendar design! So, so many options with this great set of designs... the main piece features a huge border surrounding all the tiny 2 x 2-ish ornamental squares that Velcro onto their corresponding date. (You could leave off all those date numbers as one of the options.)
    Advent Calendar & Petite OrnamentalsThe main calendar finishes approx 19 x 13 stitched on a cream or white Cashel Linen. Each individual ornament finishes a bit smaller than 2 x 2.There are several other options for everything, as shown in the pictures. Think about the individual cranberry velveteen tie pillows -- they measure 5 x 5. Then, there is a red, green and black flange pillow -- approx 7 x 12 -- that fits three ornament designs with part of that pretty main border.
    What about finishing the ornaments individually any number of ways?
    The sky's the limit with this!

    Offered as the set of all charts and finishing ideas, there is an embellishment package included that features 5 different colors of glass seed beads, and 22 different tiny charms and buttons! It will stitch the entire set of ornaments. Very well done... this'll take a bit of 'studying' to choose your favorite options! (That's why I haven't quoted fabrics here.) (and...I'm happy to say that our Mona did all the ornament finishing... and Celia stitched some of the cover models!)

    French Country Pumpkin from JBW Designs - click to see moreFrench Country Apple from JBW Designs - click to see more French Country Apple and Pumpkin
    Two more fun designs in the Sweet Nothings small card format... Apple is shown on the same 10 x 10 Berry and Cream striped pillow as Rabbit and Lamb, while Pumpkin is shown on a luscious Fall-colored plaid pillow. Both are stitched using only one color of hand-dyed floss, and finish approx 4 x 4.

    Glad Tidings from JBW Designs - click to see moreBlessings from JBW Designs - click to see more Blessings & Glad Tidings
    A pair of sampler designs that each finish approx 3 x 7, these are full of fun special stitches that give each lots of texture and interest. Glad Tidings is definitely a Christmas piece; the Christmas trees are stacked leaf stitches, and lovely! Blessings could be a birth announcement, and anniversary piece, changing colors would be an option, too.

    Offered as the Sweet Nothings small cards, there are no special embellishment packs for these -- but they do each use bits of Mill Hill petite beads.

    Special Blessings from JBW Designs - click to see more Special Blessings
    Designed as a special remembrance for Baptism, Confirmation, Christening, and Dedications, this is charming little piece that finishes approx 3 x 6 over two on 28ct. The Sweet Nothings small card chart includes two micro-tiny brass heart charms to embellish, and a complete upper and lower case alphabet with numerals for your personalization.

    Stitched in your choice of DMC flosses or overdyeds -- both conversions are given. Its sweet, and just the perfect 'something' you can finish, and give with a flourish! Linen color choices are endless for this... if you have a preference, let us know. The model was stitched on 28ct Confederate Gray.

    Lamb from JBW Designs - click to see moreRabbit from JBW Designs - click to see more
    Rabbit & Lamb
    JBW has released a great new set of Sweet Nothings designs... and Rabbit and Lamb are the newest pair! Stitched in one color -- your choice of several overdyeds that are listed as options -- Rabbit and Lamb each finish a petite 3 x 3-ish. Each is really made up of tiny flowers and motifs hidden in the shape of its French Country inspired design!

    Shown on JBW's newest Trail Creek Farm 10 x 10 Berry and Cream striped Flanged pillow... these stitch in a jiff, and button (covered buttons are included!) onto the ready-made pillow! Classy! You could get creative and change the stitching color to match Gingham Linen... or your decor. I think our pic takes you to several other design options with these. Offered as the small Sweet Nothings Cards, pillows separately, make sure to see the rest of Judy's newest designs -- they are all really good!

    Friends & Neighbors from JBW Designs - click to see more Friends & Neighbors
    Good Friends, Good Neighbors! Finishing approx 5 x 5 on 28ct Star Sapphire Linen, this model was finished by our very own Mona!!! The card includes the silvery bird charm, and the design can be stitched in your choice of DMC or overdyed flosses from your stash! Can you find all the alphabet letters 'hidden' in the houses???


    Friendship Blossoms Like a Rose from JBW Designs -- click for more Friendship Blossoms Like a Rose
    This is one of the prettiest JBW Sweet Nothings to be released! The delicate, multi-colored florals for Mother, Sister, Aunt and Grandmothers have always been our favorites around the shop! This one is stitched in plain DMCs and features single white stitches of #12 perle cotton, which really stand out as tiny bits of texture! Finish this by turning under your edges (a bit of iron-on interfacing looks good) and buttoning it onto the ready made coordinating pillow!!!

    Measuring approx 8 x 10, with a tiny flange edge treatment, JBW offers a couple of pink pillows and a blue one that matches this green one, that would be pretty with this, too! (We tend to mix and match her pillows around here, because the color palette is so similar in the designs!) Take a peek at the earlier models we have pictured on the JBW pages, and see what you think! And... take a look at the 5 other new releases!!!

    Bless The USA from JBW Designs -- Click to see a larger view Bless The USA

    Another charming tiny design... fit this on onto the same blue checkered pillow as the beach... or make it into a little block stand-up!

    Judy also offers deep green velvet ornament pillows that measure 4 x 4-ish... and if you put this on 32ct, or left off the red border, it'd fit on one of those!!! Card comes with 2 red jade star beads!


    Autumn Trio from JBW Designs -- click to see more Christmas Keepsakes I from JBW Designs -- click to see more Homeward at Last from JBW Designs -- click to see more Little Boys from JBW Designs -- click to see more



    Marriage Sampler from JBW Designs -- click to see more Princess from JBW Designs -- click to see more The Sampler Tree from JBW Designs -- click to see more Sugar and Spice from JBW Designs -- click to see more



    A Wedding Announcement from JBW Designs -- click to see more


    Anniversary Sampler   Rock-A-Bye Baby   Spring Ornamentals
    Anniversary Sampler
    3 x 7 on 28ct, terra cottas, yellows and greens, two mother-of-pearl heart beads are included.

    Rock-A-Bye Baby
    5 x 5 on 28ct, pretty yellows and greens, moon and stars embellishments included.

    Spring Ornamentals
    5 x 5 Rose Jacquard pillow with organdy ribbon ties includes the four covered buttons needed to attach any of the three projects. Elegant!


    Harvest Song -- click for a larger view Merry Miniatures I -- click for a larger view Merry Miniatures II -- click for a larger view Sampler Tree -- click for a larger view
    A Tribute -- click for a larger view A Tribute
    This is one of eight new Sweet Nothings cards by Judy Whitman... and it's my personal favorite. A delicate floral design, the verse addresses a special woman friend in your life, in whom you can confide. A small piece, this is worked on 28ct and finishes only a bit over 4 x 5. The model shown is finished with a really neat beaded fringe trim (by Kelly Borsberry -- who is a professional finisher, and one of our customers!!! Yeah, Kelly!!!)

    Each of Judy's other designs is small, and some cards include the necessary embellishments. Our very own Mona of Magic by Mona finished the boxes on Merry Miniatures I and II! (Just have to brag on these talented women I know!!!) Enjoy all of Judy's new offerings... If only we could all finish one project every day...!!!

    Dear Santa Dear Santa by JBW Designs -- click to see the model Dear Santa

    This is a darling design of Santa flying through the air guided by his reindeer, that is available to you in two different ways. Choose between the small Sweet Nothings card, or JBW's limited edition kit that contains the pre-sewn 'envelope' with the linen inset, to hold notes to Santa! Stitched on 27ct linen in flosses with a touch of beads and metallics this finishes approx 4 x 5 inches.



    Cute as a Button by JBW Designs -- click to see lots more new designs Cute as a Button
    One of six new Sweet Nothings releases by Judy Whitman, Cute as a Button is a small 3-1/2 x 5 birth announcement suitable for girls or boys, depending on the colorway you select. Available as a small card design, Judy has a green checkered pillow to finish it. A 7 x 9-ish pillow, manufactured by Trail Creek Farm for JBW, the pillow has a small flanged edge treatment, and includes 4 fabric covered buttons for attaching your needlework. Very nicely done, the stitching will finish in a jiffy, and present so well on the pillows! Each card includes a set of buttons for the announcement, as well!

    Daughter Blessings by JBW Designs -- click to see the model Daughter Blessings
    A delightful band sampler stitched in Pomegranate, Cherry and Celery overdyeds, this is a pretty design that has been finished onto a Trail Creek Farm pillow! Your stitching measures almost 5 inches square, and is then buttoned onto this elegant, tasseled, pre-made pillow! Definitely a matched set... this is sleek and so good looking... not to mention heartwarming -- when given to your special daughter! The card chart and pillow are available separately.


    Alphabet Wreath by JBW Designs -- click to see the model Alphabet Wreath
    This is a Holiday wreath of greenery that is actually the alphabet intertwined together!!! Stitched on 28ct Antique White linen in Pine and Evergreen shades of overdyeds, this features a tiny silver bell charm and three dinky-dinky red jade heart beads!

    Then, simply button your stitching onto the Trail Creek tone-on-tone green flanged pillow -- lighter green on the reverse side -- to create a beautiful Christmas pillow! Very clean and good looking!!!



    Stockings of Joy -- click to see our model
    Apple Orchard Stars and Stripes -- click to see our model Love


    Rose Wreath A Time to Sing






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