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Presenting our May Daily Treats!

Every day, we are presenting a Treat for the Day. Something fun from the World of Needlework at The Silver Needle, you might get a Grab Bag of patterns, bargains on scissors, maybe even a new stitching tote! Our May Daily Treats appear each morning. Fridays are special... as Friday's Treat will last the entire weekend until we post a new treat on Monday. BUT... check early... because if we sell out of a Daily Treat... you'll miss it, and have to wait a whole day for the next one!!!! Such a fun month for us around here... Organized Chaos!

Tuesday, May 26th
Today is Hinzeit Day!

Hinzeit Grab Bag - click for more Wow... this is a huge line of fun designs... Hinzeit's patterns all include really cool charms and embellishments that garnish each of their designs. Words and scenes... everything is offered in chart format with it's set of charms. Today's Daily Treat offers Hinzeit Grab Bags -- 8 of their patterns (and the charms) for $10!!! OR... 3 Bags for $25!!!!!!!

So many cute subjects, some of the charms are over-the-top cool, so even if you get something you can't use... the CHARMS might be perfect on something else from your stash! This one is going to fun today!



Here Comes the Bride! by Just Nan -- click to see more! Here Comes the Bride! from Just Nan
Just Nan is releasing the CUTEST little bride mouse -- Juliet -- who said *Yes to the Dress!* The latest in Nan's limited edition ornament collection, Juliet's lovely hand-stitched and beaded dress, tulle veil, along with her crystal and beaded rose bouquet are all your hand work! She has an elegant gold tail hanger and brass button base, so she won't trip up the alter! Stitched on 32ct Belfast linen with bits of DMC floss and metallic, the total stitched area is a mere 2 x 3!

EVERY bride this year needs her very first ornament this Christmas... perfect for a shower gift... and darling on any Christmas tree! Shipment is due June 1st, so we're taking reservations for Juliet She is offered as the small chart with embellishments, we are also sending the fabric with our auto-ships. (Several of Nan's other limited ornaments are still available -- NOT all of them -- view the collection and choose any you've missed on our auto-ship page)


Summer in the Meadow by Just Nan -- click to see more! Summer in the Meadow from Just Nan
Nan's second in this pretty set of 4 seasonal squares -- or needle cases -- 'Summer in the Meadow is alive with wildflowers and ripe strawberries, plus a colorful bird in each corner, busy bees, backstitched purple butterflies and Lady Scarlet with her entourage.' Stitched on 32ct Flax linen with DMC floss, design area is 4-3/4 square.

Pearl white and crystal green beads plus the painted Bird in Tree charm are included. Detailed finishing instructions are provided for the needle case. Nan has added an enameled butterfly charm to the inside of her case... (you could sew it to the framed piece as well) -- limited in availability -- all of our Summer in the Meadow charts will include one!!! I love all the pretty fresh greens in here along with the sunny pinks and lavenders!

Ask Seek and Knock from Erica Michaels - click for more O My Soul from Erica Michaels - click for more Good Every Day from Erica Michaels - click for more
Ask, Seek and Knock * O My Soul * Quiet Moments from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels has a trio of new Petite designs that are stitched on 40ct silk gauze. Always small and totally exquisite... if you make these for gifts... they BETTER go to someone who appreciates the work you've put into them!

Lovely designs, rich colors, you are doing 1/2 a stitch with one strand of hand-dyed floss. Ask finishes approx 1-3/4 x 4-1/2. Soul measures about 3-3/4 x 2. Quiet is approx 2-1/2 inches square. All three are offered as charts with the cut of gauze. Other linen sizes and counts are totally optional on your end.

Instead of Sheep from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Instead of Sheep from Heartstring Samplery
Here's a sweet piece to stitch and hang in your guest bedroom. By Heartstring Samplery, the verse comes from the song I remember from White Christmas... 'When you are worried and you can't sleep....' Offered as the chart, the stitch count is 130 x 121 and it'll finish just 9 x 9 on 28ct. Not too big at all -- so it's FINISHABLE!!!

Classic Colorworks flosses of Blue Corn, Barn Door, Country Lane, English Ivy, Hazelnut, Honeycomb, Muddy Puddle, Polliwog, Peanut Brittle and Tennessee are called for. I like all the cute motifs in here -- they must the be blessings to be counted -- not a sheep in sight!

Vera Bradley Emerald Paisley Vera Bradley Cheery Blossoms Vera Bradley African Violet Vera Bradley Heather Vera Bradley Moon Blooms Vera Bradley Pink Swirls
Presenting a HUGE collection of Vera Bradley Retiring Colors!
Presenting a HUGE collection of Vera Bradley Retiring Colors! We are totally bummed to have had to pull TONS of our gorgeous Vera Bradley pieces and patterns for their semi-annual Retirement Sale...
50% OFF ALL OUR STOCK OF:
  • Emerald Paisley
  • Cheery Blossoms
  • African Violet
  • Heather
  • Moon Blooms
  • Pink Swirls
Everything is gathered in the shop -- give us a call -- we MIGHT be able to get near the rack to see what we have for you!!!
50% OFF ALL OF IT!!!!!!


Party Tarts from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Winsome Pair from Plum Street Samplers - click for more George & Martha from Plum Street Samplers - click for more
Three New Arrivals from Plum Street Samplers
Paulette is full of Patriotic Spirit this time around... here are three smaller designs all offered in chart format, We have only a few weeks till July 4th... but lots of time still before the Presidental elections!!!
  • Party Tarts -- A Bit of Trivia from the chart -- 'The donkey became the symbol of the Democrats back in 1828 when Andrew Jackson used it as a campaign image after being call a 'jackass.' He chose to take it as a compliment, considering the animal's strength. The elephant became the Republican image when a cartoonist named Thomas Nast illustrated a donkey in a lion's skin scaring away zoo animals; one of the animals bellowing back was an elephant, also known for its strength, and labeled "The Republican Vote," Both designs measure about 55 x 60 stitches in size and call for Gentle Art's Freedom, Mulberry and Oatmeal hand-dyed floss. Amazon sells the tart tins on line!
  • Winsome Pair -- Here's a little Scottie with his Bald Eagle buddy... a tribute to the Doggies of the White House! This measures 102 x 35 stitches, is worked on 36ct (but you can use anything you want) and finishes in to a 2 x 5-1/2 little cushion. Threads used are Classic Colorworks of Blackbird, Stepping Stones, Pea Pod, Blue Corn, Timber, Ye Olde Gold, Cayenne, and Antique Lace -- or DMC!
  • George & Martha -- Here's the happy couple of the season! A fun little piece, they are worked on 36ct (again, choose anything you like) and finish about 4 x 5-1/4 in size. More Classic Colorworks of Used Brick, Bamboo, Bejeweled, Hickory Sticks, Stepping Stones, Fool's Gold and Sunkissed -- or DMC colors. You could do some Satin Stitches in those stars or the windows and shingles of the White House... and maybe find two tiny gold beads for George's coat buttons???

Lizzie Kate's ABC's of Faith - click for more
Lizzie Kate's Sweet Summer is Here!
Lizzie Kate is releasing *Sweet Summer* a small limited edition kitlet... available ONLY from Memorial Day this year until Labor Day! Flip Flops, drink glasses and sunglasses, you get a small medley of colorful Summertime!

The small kit includes a cut of 25ct Linen, bits of sparkly thread for those sunglasses and the drink, watery turquoise beads, the finishing instructions and even a cut of the cool beaded real shell trim to adorn the bottom edge of your finished piece! You'll need just a smidge of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyeds from your stash. Just a small something to take on vacation with you to remember THIS summer!

Garden Borders from Blackbird Designs - click for more Garden Borders
from Blackbird Designs
The 12th and final design in Barb and Alma's Abecedarian Series of their Loose Feathers books... Garden Borders is a sweet piece that measures 121 x 90 in size, and will finish approx 8 x 6 on 30ct linen. Alma thought of her Mother when she designed this... all the pretty flowers in her garden... and the thought of stitching while 'savoring the sights and sounds of summer.'

All 12 of the samplers in this set are about the same size -- all of them are shown and listed on the back of the leaflet, and are still in print. They all feature an alphabet, some of Barb and Alma's favorite motifs and are dedicated to family members. Garden Borders is charted for Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC floss.

Fear Not Needle Roll -- Part 5 of The Fold from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Fear Not Needle Roll -- Part 5 of The Fold
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri's 5th addition to their sewing box set has arrived... it's a little needleroll pin cushion to tuck inside your lavender shaker sewing box. Presented as a kit, you get Teri's hand-dyed linen -- which they've named 32ct Shepherd's Fold Linen -- and her beautiful hand-dyed silk ribbon for edging.

The design is stitched with Week's Dye Works hand-dyed cottons and a trio of silks, it features a bit of mossy green baby rik-rak trim for one of the sampler rows, and a pair of tiny buttons for garnish. Same gorgeous colors as the rest of the pieces in this set... this'll finish in a jiff!

Square-ology 105 Ahoy Bit by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Square-ology 106 Octopus Dance by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Square-ology 107 Sail Around by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Square-ology 108 Sandcastle Frame by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more
Square-ology
from JABCO and Hands On Design
You've probably seen lots of advertising for this new series of small patterns... Square-ology Set 1 by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Hands On Design, along with Just Another Button Company have their second set of Square-ology designs ready! Just in time for summer -- we're going to the seashore. Each of the 4 separate designs is a 30 x 30 ornament-sized thing. You are supposed to stitch it 4 times -- rotating your chart each time -- to make a 60 x 60 piece. Kind of cool... the design wraps around into a little square multi-directional pic.
  • Ahoy-bit features a whale and comes with a gull and pink button.
  • Octopus-Dance has a charming pink octopus with pink and white 'bubble' buttons.
  • Sail-Around is a tall ship complete with pink checkered sails and a silvery anchor charm.
  • Sandcastle Frame features cute castles beside the rolling surf, its embellishments are a clay sand dollar and Weeks Wool cut-out of a starfish.
These would all be cute finished as small pin cushions -- trimmed with that gigantic rik-rak that is available in fabric stores, or as little cubed stand-ups. You could even garnish them with seashells! Offered as 4 separate cards with their embellishments.

Wooly Sheep Needle Minders - click to see more Wooly Sheep Needle Minders
Oh, we've carried these forever and ever in the shop... they are wooden sheep painted and wrapped with nubby wool yarn... and each has a magnet on his backside so he's a needle minder!

Measuring about 1-1/2 inches long and 1-1/4 inches tall, each sheepie is painted black and wound with either a creamy white or black yarn. They feature rare earth magnets on the back to grab onto your chart board, the refrigerator, your file cabinet... anywhere you want them to cling. Just cute as can be... choose between the white and black!!!

Best Friends from X's & Oh's - click for more Here Comes Santa Claus from X's & Oh's - click for more The Postman from X's & Oh's - click for more
A Trio of Vintage Winter and Christmas Memories from Xs and Ohs
X's & Oh's has charted artwork from three Canadian artists and presents them in Cross Stitch. Lovely designs that look like they came from the pages of old story books, I just love all three of them. They are pretty intense as far as the stitching and charts are concerned, so I will probably only enjoy them from these leaflets, and never the real stitched pieces! They are all solid stitching, so choose fabrics that are easy for YOU to work on... you might want to consider white for Here Comes Santa -- and leave the moon's inside empty.
  • Best Friends -- By Catherine Simpson, this measures approx 14 x 17-1/2 on 32ct and calls for 41 different DMC colors. Such a pretty scene, lots of backstitch detail. Not really Christmas -- you could leave off the decoration on the light post and shop window...
  • Here Comes Santa Claus -- By Frances Tyrell, Santa's sleigh up in the sky is only 10 x 15 stitches!!! Finishes approx 7 x 9 on 32ct, using 28 DMC colors.
  • The Postman -- By Shelley McVittie, I think The Mailman is picking up letters to Santa! (but maybe not... only the holly garland on the railing suggests Christmas.) 13-1/2 x 8-3/4 on 32ct, 35 DMCs, lots of shading in here, not much backstitch.

September from Cross Eyed Cricket - click for more October from Cross Eyed Cricket - click for more
September & October from Cross Eyed Cricket
Cross Eyed Cricket is continuing her charming series of the 12 months with September and October. Absolutely the coolest things... just like her seasons and holiday words, Vicki has her letters covered with small scenes and motifs surrounding the subject matter at hand. Worked on 28ct linens, in DMC flosses, each is garnished with a small smattering of Just Another Button Company clay buttons as well.
  • September is done on 28ct Sandstone linen, it measures approx 4 x 26-1/2 in size, and features 2 skeins of Silk 'n Colors hand-dyed silk of Forest Ash in the lettering, along with 45 other shades of DMC! There are tiny squirrels, acorns, birds, a sleeping hedgehog, lots of birds, an owl... school books and pumpkins... so much in here.
  • October is stitched on 28ct Desert Sand Linen with silk 'n colors of Woods of Gold in the lettering. It uses 33 other DMCs, and it is THE CUTEST HALLOWEEN SCENE EVER! Owls and pumpkins, bats and cats, spooks and spiders... it is one of her best! October finishes 22 x 5 and features a set of 4 buttons.
We have all the rest of Vicki's months available... you can see them all grouped on her pages, and on our Auto-Ship... all are available as leaflets with fabric and clay separately.

An AaBbCc Spool from Needlework Press - click for more
An AaBbCc Spool
from Needlework Press
This is kind of a fun thing to stitch and display with your finished treasures... It is a wooden spool that features a stitched tape wrapped around it. Stitch the abc's on the 32 inch cut of hemmed linen banding... or even ruler measurements... you can make it say whatever YOU want! Choose a favorite color of thread and stitch the skinny band. Instructions are included to finish the end, and attach it to the spool.

You could keep this in your stitching basket and use it as a letter reference, you could find a gorgeous border from a neat sampler and stitch that on here instead... I just think the whole finishing presentation is really fun and different! Offered as the alphabet chart, spool, linen banding cut and instructions.

Patriot's Row from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Patriot's Row from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has a new design -- Patriot's Row. It'll finish approx 7 x 11 on 28ct. Coded for DMC along with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed floss, it is kind of a neat design because I can see three different parts.

The row of houses -- love all those skinny windows! The row of berries and flowers, and finally the row of the alphabet and date. I just now see the little Betsy and Sam in there as well!!! Offered as a chart.

Classic Ornament #9 Christmas Birdhouse from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see lots more Deer Valley Inn, #5 of 2015 The Sampler Tree Ornament Series from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Deer Valley Inn & Christmas Birdhouse
from Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks
Both Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage are in the middle of ornament series sets right now.
Diane's are the Sampler Tree Series -- this one -- the 5th -- features a reindeer, a bit of the Inn and a neat, textured evergreen tree. No charms or buttons, it finishes approx 3-1/2 inches square.

Christmas Birdhouse is the 9th in its set, it features a clay wreath button garnishing the Holiday House. A Christmas Dove... the band across the bottom reminds me of a woven plaid Christmas ribbon! Both are offered as small charts, and you can see the rest in their sets all organized together on our LHNW, CCN and Auto-Ship pages!

Cock-a-doodle-doo from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Cock-a-doodle-doo
from Barbara Ana
Barbara Ana has a trio of new designs -- I kind of fell in love with this funky chicken! Stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki Linen in DMC shades of 436, 801, 822, 828, 831, 3046, 3371, 3777 and 3830, the terra cotta and moss greens in it -- along with those spots on hen are fun!

The stitch count is 111 x 79 -- finishing approx 5 x 7. I like the huge berry vines, the stripes in her tail feathers, and that little house on the hill on there! Offered as a chart.


Violet Scissor Case and Needlebook from Faby Reilly Designs - click to see more Violet Scissor Case and Needlebook
from Faby Reilly Designs
Faby Reilly has more 'pieces and parts' to her gorgeous Violet design set. This gal has the most beautiful florals -- all presented in Biscornu cushions, scissor and sewing cases. Wild Roses, Apple Blossoms, Iris, Peony, Poinsettias and Poppies, she has multiple charts for each flower, and each one is prettier than the last! Here are two new Violet offerings that are worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast linen.

Charted for DMC, the charts are published by Creative Poppy, and are some of the most beautifully presented charts in the industry. (Pascale's company, Creative Poppy is in Paris, France, but she is living in Japan right now... we just sent some of her charts to The Netherlands last week... and we're in Oklahoma! We're all just everywhere in the world!!!) As with most of Faby Reilly's other designs, the scissor case and Needlebook are offered in separate charts.

Soap 'n Water from Acorn House - click to see more Soap 'n Water
from Acorn House
This is a cute design that has been in our children's and baby selection of patterns for quite some time. I think it's a classic! *I love soap 'n water... makes me smell just like I ought'r!*
There's a little cowboy underneath the bubbles in a metal washtub... at least he remembered to take off his precious boots! The stitch count is 100 x 96, and the chart is coded for Sampler Threads of Barn Gray, Buckeye Scarlet, Black Crow, Cameo Pink, Sarsaparilla and white, along with a bit of opalescent to highlight the bubbles.

The suggested background fabric color is a light blue, so choose whatever count you like. I think this is perfect to hang in a little boy's bathroom!!!


Patriotic Mantle with part 2 by Bent Creek -- click to see more The Eagle, Star and Flag House
from Bent Creek
Bent Creek's 2nd part of their Patriotic Mantel series has arrived... the package contains the middle section of the design along with threads and button embellishments. Your cut of 18ct linen was included in part one. If you aren't doing the entire picture... you'd like this part anyway.

All three design elements can stand alone, and I think that little house is the cutest! I don't think part three is going to make it before the 4th this year, so you'll be way ahead for next year!

Golden Spring Chicken and White from Bent Creek - click for more Golden Spring Chicken and White
from Bent Creek
Here is another small design by Bent Creek that is stitched with only Gentle Art's Whitewash and one other color -- this time Gold Leaf. There are several other designs in this set -- all of them finish only 32 x 32 in stitch count.

It looks like Golden Spring will be the first of 4 seasonal birds, they have the other three pictured on the back of this chart. We won't do an auto-ship on those as there is no information about future release dates on them. Offered as a small chart.


Postcards From The Heart #4 Home from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Postcards From The Heart #5 Flora from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Postcards From The Heart #6 Memory from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more
Postcards From The Heart from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes is presenting a pretty set of small designs and finishing them in super-cool ways on little burlap canvases. Each Postcard From The Heart features a pair of tiny designs that are all stitched on various colors of Weeks Dye Works 32ct hand-dyed linens -- in one color of floss, of your choice.

Next, get our bitty burlap-covered canvases -- you see them in the model pics... and then hit your button box for buttons and laces, your scrapbooking bins for cool papers and little trinkets, and your travel memoirs for ticket stubs and maps. Glue your stitching onto the burlap board and embellish with your *found objects!* Each card is offered separately, and the burlap boards are as well!

We have an auto-ship for these... here are the future release dates for the rest of the set.
  • Early June: Tour, Beach & Hero
  • Early August: Autumn, Winter, & New Year

Pin Money Pocket from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Pin Money Pocket from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House's Limited Edition Kit for 2015... this is a fun little *piggy bank* to store up your stitching budget money!!! (or maybe just to hold a few wish lists?)

Beth's kit contains the 32ct Weeks Confederate Gray hand-dyed linen, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, some beautiful calico fabric for your case lining, vintage silk ribbons to make the tie for your case, muslin lining material, and a charming wooden nickel that is printed with the words *linen*needles*aida*scissors*threads*. The case will finish approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2... I love that wooden nickel!

May 2015 Secret Needle Night: Salty Flip-Flops - click to see more
May 2015 Secret Needle Night: Salty Flip-Flops!
It's only May, but I've heard that Summer is on the way! I made a pair of seashore Flip Flops that I would love to actually own and wear!!! Garnishing our Pearl Cotton shoes are some sparkly stitched fish, along with a small shell and some bitty coconut wooden beads! Mona trimmed our little hanging with twine and more shells to really take those flip-flops to a 'beachy level' ... all we've left out is the sand in your shoes!

Our May Secret Needle Night kit, this is a complete kit on 18ct linen with fun threads and embellishments. Mona's finishing treatment comes separately -- this time it includes that cool beaded shell trim along the bottom.


Lizzie Kate's ABC's of Faith - click for more
Lizzie Kate's Sweet Summer is Here!
Lizzie Kate is releasing *Sweet Summer* a small limited edition kitlet... available ONLY from Memorial Day this year until Labor Day! Flip Flops, drink glasses and sunglasses, you get a small medley of colorful Summertime!

The small kit includes a cut of 25ct Linen, bits of sparkly thread for those sunglasses and the drink, watery turquoise beads, the finishing instructions and even a cut of the cool beaded real shell trim to adorn the bottom edge of your finished piece! You'll need just a smidge of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyeds from your stash. Just a small something to take on vacation with you to remember THIS summer!

Leave an Imprint from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more Loved You Yesterday from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more
Loved You Yesterday & Leave an Imprint from Cherry Hill Stitchery
Cherry Hill Stitchery has a pair of new designs that are really cute, and might make perfect birth announcements.. Good color, simple designs with really good sentiments, they'd be easy to match colors with the new nursery if need be. If you want to personalize, I'd figure another three inches to the height... depending on your alphabet.
  • Leave An Imprint will finish approx 7 x 9 on 32ct Natural. I absolutely love those little owls!!!
  • Loved You Yesterday measures approx 5 x 11 on 28ct Antique White and is coded for DMC floss.

The JCS Halloween Special Issue - click to see more
Info About the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Magazine Annual Ornament and Halloween Issues
It's that time of year again... Magazine Reservation Time! Just Cross Stitch Magazine is finalizing covers for their upcoming issues -- the ones the Collectors look for. The 15th-ish annual Christmas Ornament Issue, along with its preview of 10 ornaments, and the Special Halloween Issue (Not automatically sent to subscribers), along with its preview issue. We don't have cover images of all of them yet, but will fill those in as released. Choose any of the 4 issues you wish... we can send them as released, or hold all you order and ship at one time. (They are kind of heavy... take that into consideration... they will go Priority Mail.)

Remember the DVD collections of all the previous Just Cross Stitch Magazines are now available. A total trip down memory lane of EVERY magazine published -- we have them!!!!
  • The Pre-Christmas Ornament Issue dated August 15th, SHIPS TO US June 12th -- $6.99.
  • The Halloween Special Issue SHIPS TO US July 3rd. $9.99 -- Subscribers do not get this issue.
  • The Fall Issue -- Dated October 15th, Halloween ornaments included in this issue. SHIPS TO US August 14th -- $6.99
  • THE Annual Ornament Special Issue -- SHIPS TO US September 3rd -- $9.99


Serial Bowl Lesson 2 from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Sampler Lesson Two of the Serial Bowl Series from Plum Street Samplers
Paulette Stewart is continuing her Serial Bowl Series of designs with this pretty piece: *Ever faithful ever kind firm and gracious be thy mind.* Offered as the chart with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses and R & R chenille trim for finishing, you'll need a smidge of linen to work this -- lots of counts will do, as you have plenty of thread in the kit.

A deep cherry red, soft green and a washed out denim blue, it'll make a cute cushion. Part Two of the Serial Bowl collection, this will be presented in this kit format (minus the fabric) for approx 2 months. When lesson three comes out, kits will be retired along with the charts, until Paulette releases just the charts sometime in 2016.
Please Note: Part 2 has already Retired from Plum Street -- we have a few remaining kits!


Fridge Art #21 Lady Luck from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art#22 Bee Kind from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art #23 Sun Day from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art #24 Summer ABC from AB Designs - click for more
New Fridge Art from AB Designs
Amy Bruecken continues her cute series of small 3 x 3 designs that finish on peel 'n stick magnets. You can use any 14,16,18, 28, 32 or 36ct (just about anything!!) count fabric -- a little 5 or 6-inch smidge scrap will do, and grab DMC flosses from your stash.

Choose a few favorites from her growing collection of 23 so far (Fridge Art #8 is just a square of blank material... so I'm not counting that one.), or start with these 4 new ones... your refrigerator or filing cabinet will be such a happy place! Each is offered as the small chart with magnetic board and finishing instructions.


Summertime from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Summertime from Cuore e Batticuore
This is delightful, and I just HAVE to share it with you! A Summer Seaside Scene, I'm not sure what my favorite design element is in this. The Little Gnomes with their pointy hats... going swimming??? The umbrella is delightful, the tiny flags are festive. The hearts in the air are cute, the little swimmer on the polka-dot innertube is precious -- see her braids trailing behind? I like the beach shack and the gulls perched everywhere... but I think the itsy-bitsy fish in his bowl -- with his OWN little pointy hat -- is so funny.

This has a stitch count of 285 x 157 and will finish approx 18 x 10 on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Linen. Beautifully charted in color, the verse is presented in both English and Italian, and it calls for DMC floss. I think it's just the cutest thing... very different and endearing! Offered as a chart.


Pattini d' Argento from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Petit Marche de Noel from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Four Christmas Designs from Cuore e Batticuore
Oh, how can you choose a favorite from these 4 new designs that are so full of Christmas Colors and Charm??? I don't think we could fit all 4 of them across the page, so MAKE SURE to click through the pic to enjoy them all. Offered in chart format, each calls for DMC floss and is beautifully graphed in colorful symbols that are easy to read.
  • Santa Claus Montgolfier features Santa arriving via hot air balloon, and the reindeer floating down on smaller balloons to deliver 'the goods!'
  • Vacanze in Montagna also reads 'Welcome to our Mountain Home'... Talk about a gingerbread log cabin -- it is charming!!! (even a reindeer weathervane)
  • Pattini d' Argento reads 'Christmas is skating on the ice with you.' Can you see the birds on skates? This features Polka Dot Belfast Linen.
  • Petit Marche de Noel is a Christmas Market scene! All the stores with festive window displays and the shopper with her 'loot', the sign words are charted for English, German and Italian.
Click to read about each one!


Mes Precieux Ciseaux Kit by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Le Bal d' Anastasie Kit by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Beaded Cases, Fobs and Cushions
from Reflets de Soie
We have 8 new designs from Paris, France... Absolutely stunning, each of these is offered in chart format with ALL the necessary Petite Japanese glass beads called for. NO Cross Stitches with floss in any of them... you are working on 35 or 36ct linen, using one strand of floss that matches your ground fabric, and stitching on ONLY the beads.

What you create is a glistening piece of needlework that is smooth to your touch, heavy in weight to your hands, and glisteny and elegant to your eyes. Solid, perfectly spaced tiny glass beads organized into beautiful florals to decorate the cushions and cases. FINISH THEM ANY WAY YOU LIKE... nothing says one has to be a scissor case and the other a cushion -- frame them -- YOU decide! All are presented as the chart, with pre-sorted and labeled beads, and a small needle.


Ma Petite Robe Noir from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more La Parisienne from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more La Parisienne & Ma Petite Robe Noir from Tra La La
Charts by Tra La La... some cute designs for you Paris-Lovers! Stitch the Little Black Dress piece to decorate your closet door or inside wall -- if you have a big closet! Might be cute in the Laundry room too!!!

La Parisenne is sweet and would make a cute photo-album cover. Just fun designs about 100 stitches square each... offered in chart format and coded for DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

On The Beach from Madame Chantilly On The Beach from Madame Chantilly
This is a sweet summer scene that I couldn't resist, brought to us by Madame Chantilly. A generous 236 x 102 stitches, it'll finish approx 17 x 7 on 14/28 fabric... the picture was stitched on Natural... but a light blue or yellow would be pretty as well. All the beach cabanas are lined up, the seagulls are swirling, the crabs are waiting in the water, and the tiny airplane in the sky is advertising that it's the HOLIDAY!

Something about it makes me think of summer vacations of years ago. Add some gull buttons, a tiny shell or two, maybe a bit of metallic on the plane, hand-dyeds for the rocks, Simply Wool for the gulls, even some bitty black beads for the crab eyes! Offered as a chart.

Le Lin d'Isabelle Teddy Bear Multiplication Table Teddy Bear Multiplication Table from Le Lin d'Isabelle
This is a precious multiplication table that might need to hang in the nursery of a budding mathematician! The chart is printed in French, so I can't read a word of it... but it is coded for DMC floss. The stitch count is 170 x 260, so on 36ct, this would finish approx 9-1/2 x 14-1/2... plenty big enough to learn from!!!

The teddy bear is so antique, beautiful and classic. The multiplication table is so 'old school'... wouldn't this be neat in an elegant guest room as well? So unique, I couldn't pass this by! Offered as a chart, beautifully presented in color.


Sew Stitcher from I Stitch Designs Sew Scissors from I Stitch Designs Sew Scissors and Sew Stitcher from I Stitch Designs
Here is a pair of charts we have had for a long time... I'd never put them on the website because the front pictures didn't represent well. We have new pics now... and I thought I'd show you how cute they are! Scissors and Alphabets (98 x 65 stitch count) and that little stitcher (103 x 80) .. each is a single chart... stitch them on whatever you want, and choose your favorite colors of threads.

Make them into sewing cases, or choose a single scissor chart and make it into a sheath. Simple, but very cute... I'm glad we finally have some good pics of these!



Cardinal Points by Long Dog Samplers for The Gentle Art -- click to see more Cardinal Points by Long Dog Samplers for The Gentle Art
Long Dog Samplers created this piece using Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- kind of as a promo piece for Nancy at The Gentle Art. The verse reads: The Gentle Art of a Needlewoman lies embodied in her work.

Super colorful and very pretty, I like all the small repeating motifs everywhere -- and all the balance in the border. Coded for 24 different colors of Sampler Threads over-dyed floss, this finishes approx 12-1/2 inches square and the pic on the front of the chart was worked on good old 18ct AIDA! So choose any fabric you like and stitch away!!!

Get Kraken from Ink Circles - click to see more Get Kraken from Ink Circles
Mmm... at first, you see a Norwegian-flavored design with that cool little band sampler running down the right side. Lots of motifs, pretty teal, brown and mustard colors. Then... you notice the sailing ships and all the deckhands up in the riggings. Then... you notice all the sea serpent tails and realize that this is *one busy scene!* There is a battle going on... there is a mermaid and a stray anchor, crowns and a date!!!

And thus began the epic battle and no man escaped his watery grave. It might say that... but if all lives were lost in this epic battle attempting to conquer The Great Greenland Sea Monster... and it happened over 300 years ago... I bet the story is embellished a little! Tracy of Ink Circles isn't saying.....! Her sampler (oh excuse me, it SAYS this MIGHT be a reproduction!... right above the line that says it's an original design) measures approx 11 x 12 on 32ct and is stitched with either Gloriana Silk or DMC floss. It is so full of personality, cool motifs, neat borders and the 'flavor of authenticity' that it BEGS to belong to someone who loves the sea. Offered as a chart.

Sampler Wooden Needlecases - click for more Sampler Wooden Needlecases
Oh, these are beautiful little 2-1/4 inch wooden needlecases that have been milkpainted and decorated with miniature papers of antique samplers.

Presented on a small card (so they look really nice as a small gift) we have at least 6 different soft colors of denim, moss green, honey, lt brown, a grey... but each has a stitched needlework image wrapped around it that coordinates with its background color. EVERY cool sewing case needs one of these... if you get a bunch of them, we'll mix up the color selection. By Kim's Needle Needfuls.

New Trim Colors from Dames of the Needle - click for more
12 MORE Colors of Mini Ball Trim
Elizabeth has such fun colors of her mini-ball fringe trim... some of these are new to her line, and they join all of our others!!! I've listed some DMC shades with the names -- none are exact matches, but they are 'close!'

TexArkana Sage is close to DMD #935, Peep's Meadow is #934, Federal Gold is #730, Sea Glass is 991, Spruce is 699, Sea Cap Green is 924, Newt's Eye is 470, Faded Colonial Blue is 3022, Purple Haze is a super dark black-purple, Vam Purple is a bright fucsia, Dark plum is a super dark brown-purple, and Ruddie's Nose is 666 red. All are offered in 1-yard packages, and they are not colorfast.

LOVE Cross Stitch Needle-Bead Case - click to see more I LOVE Cross Stitch
This is basically a metal business card case that has been fitted with Stitcher Stuff!!!!! Featured on the outside is our Mantra for a Good Life: We LOVE Cross Stitch!

Open your case to reveal magnetic material on one side to hold all your needles and threaders in one place. The other side has the NEATEST material to hold beads -- clingy but NOT sticky! It's the strangest material... it is soft and tacky... and your beads will stick to it... but it isn't sticky! (Kind of like wet chicken... only it isn't wet!!!) You can touch it, and you think you'll leave a fingerprint behind, but when you lift your fingers, they are dry and no print is left behind. So how's that for a description!!!?

Anyway, a 2-ish x 3-1/2-ish inch very flat case... very functional! (Looking for something a little special? We have some of these in colors that feature one of Accoutrements jeweled magnets on top. All one-of-a-kinds... ask when you're in the shop next!)

A Trio of Colored Scissors - click for more
A Trio of Colored Scissors
Here are some pretty new 3 1/2-inch scissors -- super colorful to dress up your fobs and sewing cases. Not too sharp on the points, they are nice and tight, the handles have the enameled color treatment on them... these are perfect for a starter pair of scissors or even better -- misc fobs that match their colors!
  • Kisses -- These are black with teeny-weeny fucsia lip-prints on them! Cute for Halloween designs.
  • Spring Green -- My favorites -- Slime-Lime! So bright green and pretty... choose something for Spring... or even a bright Christmas design for your fob!
  • Egg Hunt -- These are creamy yellow-y peach-y scissors with tiny eggs on them. I can't really see the eggs too much, I see the pretty multi-colors, and love them!

Ricardo's Roses from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more The Pastoral from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Free & Brave from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Spring is Here From The Drawn Thread!
Ricardo's Roses -- a petite rose garden scene; The Pastoral -- a really cool sewing case OR a lovely full-sized sampler; and Free & Brave -- something so geometrically balanced and decorated with stunning Spratts Head Stitched flowers. Cynthia has three new charts that are all very pretty! I couldn't choose my favorite to highlight here, and leave out two of them...so you get a sneak peek of all three here.

Cynthia's design style is to incorporate special stitches everywhere in her flowers, so that texture pops out from all of them. Info on the three designs are on our inside Drawn Thread pages!


Alice from Brooke's Books -- click to see more The Mad Hatter from Brooke's Books -- click to see more The White Rabbit from Brooke's Books -- click to see more
Alice in Wonderland from Brooke's Books
This is a nice start to what hopefully will be a cute set of Alice in Wonderland characters. Just three available right now (? on any more?)... we have Alice, The White Rabbit and The Mad Hatter.

All offered in chart format, they measure 70 stitches high and approx 100-ish stitches wide, and are suggested on a denim blue or medium gray fabric. All three can be joined together because of that cool black, white and purple checkerboard bottom with the green grass! Just cute as can be, these are full of Brooke's charm -- and each one uses a TON of different DMC colors!


OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE

OH.... Everything is NEW! All the racks are full of pretty machine-washable, lovely, soft, organic linen clothes that we just love to wear!!! Our Spring FLAX lines are here... we chose 4 of them, so make sure you visit the FLAX page to see bits of everything!

We are a bit odd... we are, after all, a needlework shop... but gee, everyone HAS to wear *something!* So, we chose LINEN -- what else for Needleworkers! Breatheable, flowing and lightweight, once you've tried these on... you'll be hooked! Pay attention to all the Tunics...

OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE OUR NEW FLAX IS HERE

Just a Few Shells Case & Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Just a Few Shells Case & Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
The gals at Fern Ridge have presented us with the most CHARMING Deep Blue Sea Silk Sewing Bag and Beaded Fob Set!!! I don't even know where to begin describing this beautiful set of artwork... it truly IS beaded and textile ART! The silk bag is made of Aquamarine Silk Dupioni fabric. It is garnished with your stitching on 28ct Tempest hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus.

The COMPLETE kit (which is absolutely intoxicating!) includes Treenway Silks in Mermaid Tears, Sea Spray and St Thomas hand-dyed colors. There are starfish, seahorse, scallop and fish charms in here... beautiful tiny shells and glass beads... teeny buttons... Delica beads, Hannah silk ribbon -- Sea Goddess color! -- abalone buttons, a wooden ruler and wooden shell needle keeper (by Doodlin Around Design), a starfish waxer, and a real starfish that you'll use as a threadwinder! The verse by Anne Lindbergh reads: Patience, Faith, Openess -- is what the sea has to teach. A Gift From the Sea. You can see my hands in our pictures... this finishes approx 4 x 5. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Just a Few Shells Case & Fob
A small matching beaded fob to go with your awesome Shell Purse, the beaded part of this is really very easy to stitch... just hard to teach someone else to do! The fringe looks like the hard part... but it is the easiest! You are stringing together a multitude of exquisite little shells and charms and findings. Luscious aqua blue and deep sea green colors in here! Offered as the complete kit!

Make SURE to see the rest of Pat and Peggy's Things... Just the coolest!!!


Strawberry House from Scarlett House - click for more A Few Favorite Things from Scarlett House - click for more Pin Keeps and Scissor Weights from The Scarlett House
We have a pair of new charts by Tanya Brockmeyer that are pin cushions with coordinating smaller scissor fob designs. The charts are beautifully presented and the front covers are LOVELY! She does PERFECT photography for you... you could probably stitch off the cover pics!

A Few Favorite Things has the most interesting color palette -- It is so different, but I absolutely LOVE it! I don't know if it's the punch of the acid green against the soft red-pear, or the golden inside of that pear -- I want to cut up green apples and ripe pears and sit down right now and eat them! Stitched on 40ct Aztec Red by Weeks, the main cushion finishes approx 4 inches in size.
Strawberry House is much softer -- all Gentle Art Sampler Threads in dusty grays and raspberries. Again 4 x 4-ish, we're into *bowl-fillers* these days... (a ridiculous new buzz-word on HGTV!) A Soft Tin-Roof-color with a chalk-y house... the berries are growing in the wild garden.

Sweetheart Sewing Tin from Milady's Needle - click for more Sweetheart Sewing Tin
from Milady's Needle
Milady's Needle presents her Spring 2015 Limited Edition box kit -- a metal tin decorated with your stitching on the top and filled with matching doo-dads!

The 3 x 4-1/4 inch metal tin features your stitching of a tiny sampler (less than 3 x 4) on Picture This Plus's 40ct Heritage Linen (a soft grey-ed green hand-dyed) worked with GAST, Weeks and Classic overdyeds.

Inside the little box, you get to store a thread organizer with the same stitched image decorating it... AND a 2-1/4 inch wooden needlecase that has been 'pickled' with whitewash, and decorated with another image of that topper sampler. All the flosses are pre-sorted onto that organizer, everything is soft and faded in color -- just a charming little box!


Vintage Turtle Needle Minder from Just Nan - click to see more Vintage Turtle Needle Minder from Just Nan
We have these beautiful little hand painted turtles by Just Nan that I want to show off a little! Her turtles -- vintage brass stampings -- measure 1-1/2 inches wide and 2 inches long (to the tippy tip on that tiny tail!)

Nan has painted each with transparent pale lavender and antique-y gold paint and added a sparkly lavender crystal. She's added a magnet to the back... and now the little guy is a Needle Minder -- AND -- he's bringing you a gold #28 Needle as well!!!!!! Very pretty... he'll look great inside the perfect sewing case!

Said the Spider to the Fly Spooks of the Month by Val's Stuff! - click to see more Whoo Dat? Spooks of the Month by Val's Stuff! - click to see more Boo Who? Spooks of the Month by Val's Stuff! - click to see more Frankly My Dear Spooks of the Month by Val's Stuff! - click to see more
Presenting Spooks of the Month by Val's Stuff!
We have a new on-going set of fun designs by Val Danish -- they are Halloween-inspired monsters and what-nots -- one being released each month for the rest of the year! We have January, February, March and April NOW... so you have lots to work up already! Offered as sort-of-kits... you get the chart, the JABCO clay button embellishments, a cut of 14ct perforated paper, and a cut of black sparkly felt to back them.

Have you discovered yet, that each has special eyes, along with another button to dress them up? They call for either Weeks or DMC floss, and since they are done on brown 14ct perforated paper, they are super-easy and fun to do.

Cute as can be, Jan's Said the Spider to the Fly is 51 x 28 in stitch count, Feb's Whoo Dat? is 53 x 45, March's Boo Who? is 36 x 62, and April's Frankly My Dear is 64 x 35. We'll have an auto-ship for these... Val showed them all hanging from a twig tree at Market, they'd be cute mounted to the front of stand-up cubes, or even just finished as flat paper/felt magnets! You decide.

Good Intentions from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Good Intentions
from Kathy Barrick
*I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions*
Is that too cool, or what?

Stitched in silks or DMC, this will finish approx 8 x 8 on 28ct. BUTTT... change it up and do it on whatever you want... because you have good intentions!
Kathy has several other new releases... check them out - click the pic to go to her pages.
Mini-Shaker Pin Cushion Rounds from Lone Elm Lane - click for more Mini-Shaker Pin Cushion Rounds from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane has introduced empty rounds to house pin-cushions! Measuring 4 inches in diameter and approx 1-1/4 inches high, they are ready to house your puffy little 'hill' of needlework!

Offered in 6 colors so far (My pic accidentally has two of the red in it, and not Bittersweet, which is a bit more on the golden rust side.) They are the same finish and quality as Stephanie's larger boxes.
Also brand new are three leaflets with designs for her shaker boxes... take a peek!

Cat & Mouse Biscornu from Thistles - click for a larger view Sheep Herd from Thistles - click for a larger view New Designs by Thistles
We have at least a dozen new charts by Liezbeth... I chose to highlight the Cat and Mouse Biscornu here because I think it's just the cutest! Well... we've had a lot of calls for Sheep Herd as well... it features little sheepies in all different weather and all different seasons! Back to the Cat and Mouse... the little mice adorn the bottom cushion, then you stitch the cats on the separate piece, and construct the tiny cushion to set atop the mice. The verse is the FUNNIEST! It discusses WHO gets the cheese!

Sheep Herd has a winter/mitten sheep, Valentines, an Easter Egg with sheep on it, sheeps getting sheared in the summer, apple picking, fall rains, one being taunted by a Halloween spider and one wearing a stocking cap grazing in an evergreen forest!
This company has a lot of creativity in their designs... make sure you click through the pics to see all of them!

The York by Craftlite -- click to see more
The York
from Craftlite
Craftlight has a new lamp that is slightly larger than their little Dorset!!!!! A new updated style, this little guy is awesome! It is a table-top lamp and weighs 6 pounds. It features a 16w fluorescent daylight-balanced light bulb surrounding a 5-inch glass, 3-diopter lens. The bulb is completely covered on the bottom side for safety.

The lamp plugs into the wall... It has a little flip-cover to protect the lens when not in use... a toggle on/off switch, and 8 x 9 base with lots of tiny storage areas for needles, scissors, pencils, just whatever. The main part of the arm is 12 inches in height, so it has a really nice table-reach. The 5-inch lens is wonderful -- so much more to see than the 3-1/2-inch of the Dorset! No assembly required... pull it out of the box and plug it in! Offered in white, this is a LOVELY lamp!!!


Mill Hill Autumn 2015 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
Mill Hill Autumn 2015 Button & Bead Kits
Our new bead kits are here!!!!!! Always oh-so-darn-cute... Mill Hill has been delivering us these awesome kits for almost 25 years, I think! Offered as complete kits, you get the 14ct perforated paper, all the DMC flosses, Mill Hill ceramic buttons, tons of MH glass seed beads, and the necessary needles. We LOVE them! You can stitch on the provided 14ct paper, or choose 14ct Aida fabric or 28ct Linen instead -- frame the paper and pillow the fabrics! ALWAYS colorful and fun to work up!
  • Magic Shoes is bright and colorful -- love that skirt!
  • Soup bowls isn't necessarily Fall... but it's a cute kitchen design.
  • Ghost Family would be fun personalized with family names on the ghosts -- different hats on all of them.
  • The Sugar Skulls celebrate the Mexican holiday -- Dia de la Muerte -- when families gather to remember passed friends and ancestors.
  • Country Mill is a pretty river scene
  • Painted Pumpkins is full of Halloween silliness!

The Hocus Pocus Trilogy of Witches from Mill Hill - click for more The Hocus Pocus Trilogy of Witches from Mill Hill
Mill Hill's next installment in this series of three-sies... we get cute witches for Halloween this year! Offered as complete kits of the 14ct paper, flosses, chart, needles, flosses and a few beads, each finishes approx 4 inches tall -- just like all the paper Santas we have.

These might be fun personalized as well! They are actually pretty cute to perch on a windowsill, and make fun plant pokes and decorations among your pumpkins.

Mill Hill Autumn Harvest Kits - click for more
Mill Hill Autumn Harvest Kits
Here are the miniature bead kits for the Fall Season of 2015. Always fun to work up -- the complete little kits contain all the necessary beads, flosses, everything.

These are perfect on a small ornament tree, as small magnets, in the olden-days when they first came out... they used to include a pin backing so you could wear them as a pin. (They go through the laundry beautifully -- I have accidentally washed several!!) Always fun!!!


Plant Wisdom Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Plant Wisdom Sampler
from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
Brenda Keyes has a pair of new samplers -- both offered in chart format. Plant Wisdom's verse reads: If happiness be your pursuit, Plant wisdom and enjoy the fruit.

Measuring 235 stitches square, this finishes approx 13 x 13 on 36ct, it could be almost 18 x 18 on 28ct... or even 9 x 9 if you go over one! So much the pretty color palette of Brenda's other samplers we love, this is charted for regular DMC flosses of brick, buttermilk, teal and olive greens. Very pretty and balanced!!


Winter Wonderland from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Winter Wonderland from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Winter Wonderland from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Cute Pirates, Princesses and Vikings
from Tiny Modernist
Oh my gosh, these are the cutest patterns for a little one's bedroom walls... or pillows on their bed!!! Charts by Tiny Modernist, each of the three measures about 100 x 115 stitches each, so they'll finish approx 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 on 14/28 count fabrics. Charted for regular DMC or Anchor floss, they don't call for special stitches or any embellishments -- but you could always add any of them you want!

I just thought they were a fun set of designs for someone who loves your needlework!!!! (actually, we were laughing in the shop -- remembering that these Vikings were actually NOT nice guys! ... and probably most pirates weren't either... and there are dragons and serpents... but we liked these anyway!!!)

Round Tool Towers By Greg's Turn - click for more
Round Tool Towers By Greg's Turn
Kind of like a Scissor Block -- only round! We have a new gadget that is designed to carefully hold your scissors, some needles, maybe a laying tool or seam ripper, and even a small ruler or chart. Wayne-The-Wood-Guy has a son, Greg. This is by *Greg's Turn.* It's Greg's turn to turn wood into cool gadgets for us like Wayne has for years!

This little guy measures approx 2-1/4 inches in diameter and stands 3-1/4 inches high. It features a felted bottom and 4 compartments, Two that are lined with felt in the bottoms that are about 2-1/4 inches deep. Store your scissors or rippers or laying tools in those holes. The bottom is soft and padded so tips are protected. The third, smaller hole has a magnet in the bottom -- that's for needles. The magnet keeps them in place in case your tower tips over. It is about 1-3/4 inches deep.

The slit is there for a small ruler or chart -- it is 3/4 of an inch deep. (I was absolutely NOT going to tell you that my mind sees a little face here! I see two eyes, a little nose and a mouth! But the little mouth is crooked because Greg has to make the slit in the direction of the wood grains so that they don't split! So I have all these little people looking at me, and they are so cute! Isn't that dumb?!) So, you have this little friend... all of them are different colors because they are made of different woods, and their little mouths are just every-which-way... and they are so FUNCTIONAL and HANDY! I wonder what they are saying....

A Sampler Grows from Scarlett House - click for more A Sampler Grows from The Scarlett House
*Inch by inch, row by row, X's make my sampler grow* Scarlet House has a charming pin cushion design that features a tiny companion 'fob' for the cushion. It's shown on scissors, but I think it'd be cute attached to the cushion itself. Generous in size, it measures 119 x 64, so finishes approx 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 36ct.

Charted for Needlepoint Silk, it's an easy one to convert to cotton hand-dyeds if you'd rather use them. Offered as a chart... isn't the pink rik-rak finishing striking on there?
Scarlet House has several other new releases... click the pic to see them!

Stoneware Cat from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Cat
from Priscilla's Pocket
This is a tiny pattern that was a limited edition kit at Market. From Priscilla's Pocket it mimics her two Stoneware Pin cushion patterns -- only it's a little kitty, and it is a complete kit!

Stitched on Week's 36ct hand-dyed linen with Black Raspberry Jam thread, it includes the cut of the Wonka's Blueberry mini-ball-fringe from Dames of the Needle. All you are going to need is a bit of crushed walnut shell stuffing for this cute bitty 2-1/2 inch cushion. Just so sweet!

Stoneware Pillows II from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Pillows II
from Priscilla's Pocket
Gosh, this is a beautiful little collection of pin cushion designs all inspired by Salt Glazed Stoneware motifs. Offered in a chart format, they are all smaller than 64 x 51, are worked on Weeks 35ct Tin Roof with Gentle Art's Black Raspberry Jam hand-dyed floss. The finishing trim is Wonka's Blueberry hand-dyed mini-ball fringe by Dames of the Needle -- and we have included the 3-yards you will need to finish all of these! The first set is charming -- we have them all stitched and perched in a basket -- so now, we'll have 6 more to add to them!

*Here's a nice display idea: Find a TALL GLASS VASE or JAR. Toss your cushions into it -- arranging them so that your stitching shows. Let them nestle and 'overlap' each other a bit... get them mooshed in there... they look lovely from every direction and take up less display space!

Dancing in the Moonlight from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Dancing in the Moonlight from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has a new Halloween Scene... a little smaller than their annual haunted houses... this will make a grand companion to frame and display with all your others! *There's an unusual party in the pale moonlight. Pumpkins are glowing, crows are singing and even the cat is yowling along. Everyone is rocking to the beat. See how the ghosts are swirling? But look, the skeletons have pulled out their top hats and canes They have started a sensational all-bone review! Don't miss your chance to join in the celebration!*

Stitched on Picture This Plus 32ct Haunted Linen (a gorgeous teal hand-dyed) with Weeks, Gentle Art and DMC flosses, it features Mill Hill beads and lots of handmade clay buttons by Just Another Button Company. 156 x 201 stitches, it'll finish approx 9-3/4 x 12-1/2 on the 32ct. Full of Susan and Pam's silliness, you could even personalize your grave stones! Offered as the chart, with fabrics and embellishments offered separately.

Going to Grandma's from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Going to Grandma's from Praiseworthy Stitches
Susan and Pam have released another charming winter scene -- this year's features Grandma's House decked out to the MAX for the Holiday! *Christmas is here and everyone is arriving at Grandma's house! The snow is falling, the kids are making a snowman and the rest of the family is finally here. Can't you hear the squeels and delight as everyone greets each other? See Grandma on the walkway waving to them? Look, even Santa and Rudolph have arrived! It is a time for love, delight and laughter.*

Stitched on 32ct Nocturne by Picture This Plus (a luscious greyed-blue fabric), this finishes approx 11 x 9 -- MUCH more compact than some of the other annual scenes! Worked with Sampler Threads and Weeks hand-dyeds, (several multiple skeins of the same colors), along with a few blending filaments and Mill Hill beads, it is full of charming details just like all the rest of Praiseworthy's houses! Offered as the chart with fabric and threads separately. Get the chart, and check your stash for needed thread.

Polish Pottery Tinket Bowl from Olde Colonial -- click to see more Polish Pottery Tinket Bowl
from Olde Colonial
Oh... I don't know if you are a collector or lover of this beautiful Polish Handpainted Pottery... but if you are... you'll not be able to pass this by! This is a LOVELY pottery bowl lovingly hand-painted both on the inside and outside with traditional designs and colors. Your little bowl is approx 5-1/2 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches high.

Polish Pottery Tinket Bowl from Olde Colonial -- click to see more Olde Colonial has designed a cross-stitch padded lid to cover the little bowl. Stitched on 32ct antique white Belfast linen with bits of DMC floss, Pam has included the blue lining fabric, the finishing lid disk and a finished wooden handle for the center of the topper.

Just cool... Olde Colonial has done three other Polish Pottery releases... we've had them... but this is the first time we have enough to finally show them on the website! Our first shipment is almost sold out... we have more coming this April and will reserve yours now if need be!

Little Mean Green Fabric Clips - click for more
Little Mean Green Fabric Clips
Just a little package of 10 -- 1-inch transparent slime-lime super-duper strong mini-clips... use these to help keep lots of fabric rolled up or multiple sheets of a chart clipped together.

Teeny weeny, easy to see, and SUPER strong... Wonder Clips by Clover! Just handy little things!

A Spring Gathering from Cherished Stitches - click to see more A Spring Gathering from Cherished Stitches
Cherished Stitches has a new pin cushion kit that is just beautiful! A Limited Release for Spring of 2015, the kit includes a cut of 32ct creamy hand-dyed linen, hand-dyed flosses in pretty pink, lavender, aqua, teal and two greens. Also included is some dreamy-feeling teal hand-dyed bamboo chenille trim, natural French cotton lace, satin ribbon and a cut of backing fabric.

I like everything about this piece... you'll want to stuff it with crushed walnut shells to get that soft, heavy-in-your-hand finishing feel.
Puffin & Co Notions Niche Boxes - click to see more
Notions Niche Boxes
from Puffin & Co
WOW... this is an awesome collection of three sizes of *Stitching Power Tool* Cases!!! Solid Cherry wood, made in the USA, each is decorated with one of Puffin & Co's cute brass, copper and nickel pieces of artwork.

Magnetic Closures, velvety linings, read all about them -- all the sizes and designs available! They match all your other Puffin threaders, nannies, and gadgets!!! VERY VERY well done!!! The Mini even fits inside the large case!
Puffin & Co Notions Niche Boxes - click to see more


Fraktur Friends from Shakespeare's Peddler and Little House Needleworks - click to see more Fraktur Friends from Shakespeare's Peddler
This is an AWESOME piece that came out of Theresa Venette's brain in two hours of designing time! She is something else -- in a GREAT WAY!!! Inspired by an antique box she fell in love with, she has charted this for Anchor or DMC floss, and says you can put this on ANYTHING you want! (She did hers on 40ct silk gauze, but knows the world doesn't always see things her way!!!) Stitch count is 172 x 162... so on 32ct, this would finish approx 10 x 11.

She writes about her design -- dedicated to her best friends -- "The friend on the left is very put-together, has a nice big house, and flowers in an urn. The friend on the right has a home-made and patched dress with a simpler house, crazier hair and wildflowers. We're all of us different, but true friends know what counts on the inside!" Solid stitching... this is STUNNING! Offered as a chart.

Grouchy and Happy Cat-titudes from Shakespeare's Peddler and Little House Needleworks - click to see more Grouchy and Happy Cat-titudes from Shakespeare's Peddler
Oh wow... here is a pair of delightful kitty-kushions! By Raise the Roof... choose your mood and stitch! Both are offered as small charts with a cut of black 32ct Belfast linen (which might turn MS Happy Kitty into MS Grouchy Kitty!)

Anyway, Grouchy comes with a cut of Taupe, gray and black angry cat finishing material... while Happy comes with a cut of colorful and perky material! Stitch counts on both are 75 x 45... so they finish approx 3 x 4-1/2. Use flosses from your stash.


Garden Birds Tool Book Kit front back and inside from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Garden Birds Tool Book Kit from La-D-Da
La D Da has 7 new releases -- The Garden Birds Tool Book Kit is her Limited Edition kit for 2015. Finishing approx 6 x 8, it folds to 6 x 4. Offered as the complete kit of so many yummy things in here, you get the chart and alphabet for personalization along with Week's 30ct

Confederate Gray Linen, Needlepoint Inc Silks, the cotton lining fabric, miniature printed sampler thread card (It's her Eliza Mitchell Sampler!) gold silk ribbon, antique brass jump rings, a few beads, cardboard pieces and batting for finishing. Pretty and organized... the colors are luscious taupes, brick red and deep greens. Kit is LIMITED.


Chessie & Me American Coast -- click to see more    Chessie & Me Garden Blooms -- click to see more    Chessie & Me Tudor Rose Stitch Book -- click to see more
7 New Designs from Chessie & Me
Chessie & Me has 7 new releases that we just LOVE! Little boxes, framed samplers and another annual house kit... everything is offered in chart format -- except for 1801 House limited edition Kit and that cute American Coast Kit. Click the pics to read about them all!


Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Laurel Burch for Mill Hill!
Presenting the most colorful and famous designs of Laurel Burch Mill Hill style!!!!! We are getting bead kits that are stitched on YOUR CHOICE of 28ct linen or 14ct Aida... featuring this darling artwork we've all loved for years!

Complete kits contain the charts, fabric and all the colorful glass beads you need! Watch the drop-downs here, to make sure you get your fabric option correctly! Available as separate kits, or get the whole set!

Tooth Fairy Pocket from JBW Designs -- click to see more Tooth Fairy Pocket from JBW Designs
This is the CUTEST little Tooth Fairy Pillow EVER! A limited edition, this is ready-made tooth! It measures approx 5 x 5... is sewn out of a multi-colored zig-zag stripe fabric and features a band of 30ct linen for personalization. Softly stuffed, it features a small pocket on the back for that precious tooth, and an alphabet to spell the 'important presenter's' name. DMC color numbers are supplied so you can match the colors in the fabric stripes.

Now... when you get this... A WARNING: put a quarter and a dollar bill with this. You're going to have to stitch a name one night after that 'important presenter' has gone to bed... and Murphy's Law says you will have NO CASH on hand that night!!!!! This leaves you options!! Such a cute pillow... not girl or boy... just CUTE!!!!!!!

Pins & Needles from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Pins & Needles from Abby Rose Designs
This year's Limited Edition kit to match last years... this sweet cushion is stitched on 30ct Coffee-stained linen by designer -- Gayle! Her kit contains Weeks hand-dyed flosses, some beautiful blue and taupe reproduction fabric for the backing, and dreamy-soft gray-blued silk ribbon to do the edging.

It will finish approx 5 x 5, and includes an alphabet for personalization, as well.

Mill Hill Owlets - click for more
Mill Hill Owlets!
Mill Hill has some new mini-kits -- presenting six of the cutest owls!!! I think they're in Easter Eggs... but they don't look Easter-y... so we think they'll be fun and colorful to decorate all year long. Offered in the small bead kit format of 14ct perforated paper, flosses and bright glass beads, each finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3.

These would be REAL CUTE stitched on some of the bright Tropical colors of 14ct Aida -- and constructed into pillows with wild trims and fabrics. Might be kind of fun to add some eyelashes too -- wake a couple of them up to match their colorful countenance!

The Needle Travel Fiber and Fabric Mania Travel Guide for 2015 - click to see more
The Needle Travel Fiber and Fabric Mania Travel Guide for 2015
Oh... we love these fat little 'bibles' for needleworkers of every sort! The 2015 Shop directory for quilting, spinning, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, weaving, embroidery AND Cross Stitch is ready for your next road trip -- or trips via the internet! A 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 book -- an inch thick -- it has 588 pages of maps, addresses and shop information all organized by state.

I like the feature that shows the map of the state, along with the interstate and state highways labeled AND then bullets and reference numbers for the shops. You can tell right away where everyone is! Something fun for a last minute Christmas Gift... something fun to use to organize a gals-road-trip.

There's even MORE!     
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