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How Old? from X's & Oh's - click for more
How Old? from X's & Oh's
*How old would you be, if you didn't know how old you were?* I love this! It's appropriate for so many settings and people!!!!!

Offered as a leaflet, it finishes approx 8 x 10 on a 14/28ct and is coded for DMC or anchor floss. The model is worked on a very light blue -- so the whites in the shirts shows up. An uplifting lesson to life -- possibly for someone you know???

Housework is for the Birds from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Housework is for the Birds from Heartstring Samplery
A cute design by Beth Twist, this has been worked on 28ct Natural linen that has been coffee stained for extra mange! *Housework is for the Birds.* Beth discusses just 'why' something is 'for the birds'... a little bit of history included in this chart -- that accents this charming piece!

Finishing approx 11 x 5-1/2, it is worked in Sampler Threads of Moss, Grecian Gold, Nutmeg, Loganberry, Apple cider, Caramel Corn, Otter Creek and Pecan Pie. What makes it especially enchanting (besides the verse and its history) is that bird itself! It is appliqued fabric and wool! We can supply the wool, you'll need a bit of cute printed fabric. I think it's different, creative and can be quite a familial conversation piece!!!

Snow Folk Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Redwork Mittens from Rachel's of Greenfield
A new addition to our line of felt and primitive stitched ornaments by Rachel's of Greenfield, this kit brings us 6 old fashioned felt mittens made entirely of red and white. Offered as a complete kit of the red and white felt, floss, gold cord and patterns, each design is an iron-on transfer... you embroider with Straight Stitches and a couple of French Knots... then Blanket Stitch the fronts and cuffs to the backs, and you're finished!

4 x 4-1/2 in size... so darling on an old-fashioned Christmas tree, these are so much fun to make! Perfect projects for beginning stitchers, or something easy to take a 'stitching break' away from something else more involved! We have a delightful collection of these felt ornaments -- take a look!

New Lizzie*Kate is unveiling at the upcoming Market!!!
Lizzie Kate's K71 Snow Dudes Due in the shop in less than 3 weeks... here's a Sneak Preview!!!
*Three Special Kits:
  • K71 Snow Dudes -- Two ornaments -- one is a Holiday Owl perched on a festive branch, and the other a Santa Gnome -- complete with red spotted mushroom button! 28Ct Lugana in the kit.
  • K72 Spooky Eyes -- Special hand-dyed fabric, mini pom-pom trim, special buttons and beads to stitch these scary eyes... and a skein of black overdyed thread -- sounds cute! THIS is Lizzie Kate's Show Exclusive... limited to shops that attend the show! Monochromatic eyes on the scary fabric!!
  • Lizzie Kate's K73 Dear Rudolph - click for more
  • K73 Dear Rudolph -- is the most precious reindeer finished into a small pillow -- you get fabrics, beads and buttons, trims and the darling chart!
  • AND... a New Lizzie*Kate Mystery Sampler -- *Things Unseen!* Unfolding in November, December and January, this is NOT a seasonal design... just a pretty piece, Linda promises. We'll have both the Aida and linen choices of Picture This Plus fabric for this... a new Weeks Dye Works floss color in the thread pack... the whole bit! If you register for the Auto-ship we'll contact you about fabric choices once we know them... and all your floss options. The reservation below insures we have you on our list to get the rest of the info!!!
We're taking reservations for everything now -- sorry we don't have more details than these!


Stella Desk Lamps - click for more Stella Edge Clamp Lamp from AB Designs - click for more

Stella Sky Floor Lamp - click for more Stella Lighting
Definitely NOT your Grandmother's Lamp!!! Introducing really fun lights for needlework and any other favorite tasks. These super-streamlined lights offer you THREE different COLORS of light -- all in the same lamp... AND the option to DIM those lights as well! LED technology means very low to non-existent heat, only 10 watts of energy used, and NO bulbs to replace.

Your Stella can change the lighting color from Warm White (2800K for reading, accent lighting and general purposes) to Pure White (4000K for arts and crafts, and working with color) to Cool White (5500K for late night projects and tired eyes!) AND... the Floor model and Edge Clamp models even come with a tiny REMOTE CONTROL to change that lighting color!!!!! (It's the cutest thing!) Next... you can dim any of these three colors by 5 levels... a great feature especially wonderful at night!

The lamps themselves come in:
  • black or white, table standing
    (There is a pretty pink color now -- for Breast Cancer fundraising!),
  • table clamping
  • or a floor standing style.
Each has a flexible arm and the lighting is directed down -- not into your eyes. The industry standard for LED technology is that after 50,000+ hours of use, LED's will still produce 70% of their original light output. (That means you can leave this baby on for 12 hours a day, 365 days a year, you will still have 70% of the light you started with after 11 years! Pretty good track record!)

Very streamlined, just lovely! The three different colors of light are amazing -- you'll be shocked at how differently you see colors, and how differently your eyes react to the different colors of the light! No magnifiers in these at this time... the brains at Stella are trying to figure out a way to get those in there without compromising the sleek lines the lamps have now.
There's even more information on our new Stella Lighting page.


Foxwood Crossings Snow Folk Sleds - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Santa Folk Sleds - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Pear Sleds - click to see more
Oh.... It's Looking Like Christmas in July!
Foxwood Creations has three new offerings of tiny sled topper designs... and they arrived this past week. If you haven't 'discovered' our miniature wooden sled ornaments yet, they are DARLING!
Small 2 x 3-ish inch brown wooden sleds with twisted wire runners and leads, you stitch the tops of them with a TINY bit of 14ct perforated paper or a bit of fabric. Foxwood has approx 36 different designs to top them, and now Pear Sleds, Snow Folk and Santa Folk join the lot!

You can dress up your sleds with ribbons or even paint them another color... if you are super creative, you could even use them as bases for pom-pom ball snowmen... they are a cute craft item. A sheet of 9 x 12 brown perforated paper (they come two sheets to a pack) will do more than a dozen of these!

Spring in Cups from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Happy Anniversary from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more  Giardino D'Estate from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Charming new designs from Italy!
from Cuore e Batticuore
We have new designs that are enchanting! Direct from Italy, here are three just to give you an idea of the rest we have!!! Not much English instruction inside of these, the charts are beautifully presented in color... you could almost frame that teacup one!!!! I think they are all worked on Lambswool -- we have several different counts available -- with DMC floss. I think there are a few overdyeds, but then DMC blends are suggested.

I love the teacup sampler -- just stitch one cup if you don't want to do them all! The floral vases and baskets come for all four seasons -- six designs in each chart. And, those ADORABLE little elf/gnomes steal the show! We have this Anniversary piece, a Valentine design and another that is a delightful Christmas Sled scene. All offered as charts, unique designs!!

Chessie & Me 1776 Harbor -- click to see more Days of Liberty from Chessie & Me
Here is a new Chessie & Me design that is very much *Chessie* in personality! Worked on 32ct linen with Weeks overdyed flosses, it'll finish approx 5 x 5. You can get blank wooden shapes at Hobby Lobby like the one shown on the cover -- a little bit of paint -- and presto -- a cute finishing option. Choose a bit of Weeks hand-dyed wool to back the stitching before you mount it, and you get an extra punch of color.

Days of Liberty features a Nun Stitch border, Smyrnas as the flag stars, Satins in the door and on the roof, and of course the kitty -- little Chessie -- is there over one thread! We can send you a Schnigglet cut of Weeks wool to finish this -- flosses featured are Deep Sea, Grasshopper, Grits, Havana, Pea Coat, Red Rocks and Sea Gull -- so any wools in any of the 4 patterns will work on this. (and you have choices of red, blue, cream green or brown wools!!!)

Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issues on DVD! - click to see more
Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issues on DVD!
Here are the past 17 YEARS of the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Christmas ornament issues -- all on one searchable, printable DVD! I think it's like 1275 ornament designs in pdf format(!) Every page of the issues, it's actually pretty overwhelming!

You probably have some of the paper copies, but here is everything together, so beautifully presented. What a fun thing to take along on a stitching trip!
Prairie Schooler's 2014 Annual Santa Card -- click to see more Presenting the 2014 Annual Santa Card! from Praire Schooler
We think this is the 31st annual old fashioned Santa by Nancy and Pam of Prairie Schooler. He calls for all the same classic colors as every other year... he's the same size... and he joins a very favored and collectable group of designs! This year, Santa is caroling you a Merry Christmas.

Offered as the small card, these Santas have been stitched every way imaginable over the years. Over 4 threads on afghans, over one on 40ct silk gauze... scissor fobs, sweatshirts, tree skirts, package ties, stand-ups, quilts and stockings... here's another one to add to your collection!

The four 2014 Fall Prairie Schooler Releases...
A pair of Halloween and another of Christmas... everything has balance, simple color schemes, and Prairie Schooler personality! Lovely presentations -- as always!

Prairie Schooler's #196 Nevermore -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #197 Hocus Pocus -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #198 Christmas Tree Farm -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #199 The Night Before Christmas -- click to see more
  • #196 Nevermore -- A very spooky-flavored haunted mansion and graveyard scene. The relatives are buried in the front yard, the Ouija Board hands down there at the bottom can't wait to deal your fate... and the moons and bat at the top are just standing by to haunt and swoop down to get you!!!
  • #197 Hocus Pocus -- Ooohhh, here are 11 ornaments to join the other two from #196 to make a set of 13 creepy pieces! All 47 x 31 in size... arrange them any way you like... very intense!
  • #198 Christmas Tree Farm -- A very organized, sleepy winter village... it finishes approx 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 worked on 32ct Lambswool. Simple colors and lines, the road seems to divide the sides -- one into greens and the other -- reds! While your eye says everything is the same... no two tree or houses are the same!
  • #199 The Night Before Christmas -- This is a neat coverlet-inspired Quaker-feeling piece. I love how the reindeer seem to follow the angle of the medallions right up into the sky! Each of the side medallions is cut off in the main piece, but you'll be treated to their entire charts on the back cover of the leaflet. They each measure approx 50 x 50 stitches.

Crazy Quilting in Cross Stitch from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more Crazy Quilting in Cross Stitch from Carolyn Manning Designs
Here's a charming chart of 4 different Crazy Quilted squares -- only they are stitched with DMC rather than fabric pieced. Something pretty I came across, each 60 x 60 stitch count square is garnished with backstitches and a few beads. Meant to resemble mini quilts, you can add metallic, buttons, charms or even more beads if you want... anything goes with these. They'd make pretty pin cushions or needlecase fronts.

Worked on just about any fabric you like... everything is covered with stitching... so just choose something easy on your eyes. Very colorful, all 4 squares and some beads are included in the chart.


Spring Violets from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see lots more The Classic Ornaments Collection
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Nikki has announced her next series of designs... a set of 12 ornaments worked in the classic red and green Christmas colors. The first releases mid-August and will continue till all 12 are released. Each is offered as a small chart -- various sizes and 32ct fabrics -- each uses DMC and hand-dyed flosses. JABCO buttons are optional each time. The first offering is *Angels* which measures 63 x 53 and features a bell button and Classic Colorwork's Ladybug floss.

This is tough one to offer on an auto while including all the variables, so we're choosing to include the chart and button each month. Fabric is YOUR call... and you might not need all the flosses... but as this progresses... we'll know a lot more.

A Smidgen of Halloween from Heart in Hand - click for more A Smidgen of Halloween
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has a new tiny design, and it's really cute! Just a bitty medley of even bittier stuff, it finishes approx 3 x 4 on 32 -- but choose something else to do it on if you want to.

The small card chart comes with an orange button (down there by the 31st) and a few green and white beads you'll use in eyes and that top border. I think that green jack-o-lantern is so funny -- he steals the whole picture! Just a *Smidge* of a thing!

Gobble & Give Thanks from Heart in Hand - click for more Gobble & Give Thanks
from Heart in Hand
Here's a neat piece -- perch it flat on your table or horizontally on the wall! Absolutely precious, this has a stitch count of 21 high by 269 wide -- so it is approx 1-1/3 inches by almost 17 worked on 32ct Lambswool linen. It would be so cute as a stuffed cushion filled with walnut shells -- decorating the dining room table or perched on a windowsill!!!

Charted for DMC or overdyeds, there is a set of clay buttons embellishing -- it has leaves, birds and pumpkins. Quite a fast piece to work up, the chart is printed very large inside the leaflet, and I'm thinking just an evening or two TOPS to get this stitched! It is CUTE! Offered as the leaflet with buttons separate.

Listen from The Trilogy - click to see more For Keeps from The Trilogy - click to see more Happy Thankful Thankful Day from The Trilogy - click to see more
A Trio of New Designs from The Trilogy
The gals from The Trilogy have released the beginnings of a new series of small designs -- Daily Reminders. The first two are here -- *Listen* and *For Keeps.* I can tell from the chart graphics that we will be getting *Smile Big,* *Laugh Often,* *Choose Happiness,* *Give Freely* and *Work hard*... but the rest of the preview list is hidden on the cover by the model images. Offered in small card format and coded for DMC, Anchor, or hand-dyed flosses (all three companies!) they can be worked on anything you want, but finish approx 2 x 4 over two on 32ct. They don't specifically call for any embellishments -- so that is your call -- to embellish or not!! Very nice small designs... offered in small card format.

Don't miss Happy Thankful Thankful Day! A hungry Pilgrim is inviting you to dinner!!! Just a cute little guy, he is stitched with overdyeds or DMC, and his chart does come with a small brass leaf embellishing charm. Finishing approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32 Natural, you could add a bit of metallic to the buckle of his hat, grab a few pumpkin buttons, find a small crow bird, even dress up that zig-zag border around him with some turquoise, orange, squash and moss beads! Offered as a small card with leaf charm, cute!

Hannah's Brownstone from Scarlett House - click for more A Market Exclusive SNEAK PEEK! Hannah's Brownstone
from The Scarlett House
Oh my goodness... our Fall Wholesale Needlework Trade Show is a month away... and already, here come the previews! Scarlet House presents "Hannah's Brownstone." A charming 7 x 6 piece worked on 36ct Edinborough Linen with 12 shades of Weeks Dye Works flosses... it has a lot of visual symetry and gorgeous colors of brick, chestnuts and gunmetal greys.

Offered as a limited edition kit of the chart, linen, and flosses, it will come in a eco-friendly fabric zippy bag that can be used later on for more stitching storage! We're taking reservations for late august shipment.

Mes Travaux d'Aiguilles from Cmon Monde -- click to see more
Mes Travaux d'Aiguilles from Cmon Monde
A cute needlework sampler... I love the pic! What a charming seamstress complete with straight pins in her hair!!! Stitched on a natural linen, the tiny quilt is on a separate piece of white and attached after it is stitched. (I think the mini-hoop in her hand is as well... but I don't know where to find that little bitty hoop!) The spools are Satin stitched, and the panel of lace at the bottom needs to be something special off an old handkerchief or something special to you.

Just a cute piece to hang in your stitching room. Maybe a fun padded hanging to drape over the back of rocking chair?? Stitched with Gentle Art's Barn Grey, Heirloom Gold, Summer Shower along with DMC in black and flesh colors. Offered as a chart.

Just Bee from Hands On Design - click to see more Just Bee from Hands On Design
Hands On Design has a sweet yellow, black and grey design that is finished into a small-ish pyn pillow. *Just Bee* is stitched with only 6 different DMCs on 32ct white Belfast linen (14ct Aida will work beautifully as well.) to finish approx 3 x 3. The chart comes with the cuts of pretty yellow, gray, black and white finishing fabric, as well as the black and white twisted cording you see in the model pic. The bee ornament on there is in the package -- he's a good half-inch in size, and complements the colors so well.

Just a small, summery project... finish it and add it to that magical basket of stuffed pin cushions I'm always talking about!!! Offered as the chart with finishing fabrics, cord and bee.

July by Cross Eyed Cricket -- click to see more August by Cross Eyed Cricket -- click to see more
July & August from Cross Eyed Cricket
Cross Eyed Cricket continues with her creative set of months spelled out with all sorts of fun motifs. July and August are here... and they are especially festive.
  • July has a little bit of patriotic but a strawberry ice cream sundae, as well, so it's good for the entire month.
  • August is so charming because of all the beach, seaside and nautical things on it. Great colors, nothing is covered up by a letter, so you can actually make use of the designs individually on other projects. That little lobster is just as cute as can be!
This is turning out to be a really fun set of leaflets -- each is worked on a different color of linen and features a few Just Another Button Company clay embellishments.

Garden Bliss from Silver Creek Samplers - click to see more
Garden Bliss from Silver Creek Samplers
This is a neat piece for someone who likes to Garden. The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer to God's Heart in a garden, than anywhere else on Earth.

Stitched on basically any fabric you like best, the stitch count on this is 109 x 108. It is coded for Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyeds -- but you can easily sub DMCs from the cover pic if you need to. Just a cute little piece. it is offered as a chart.

Sampler Hill from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Sampler Hill from With Thy Needle and Thread
With Thy Needle & Thread's Brenda Gervais has released three new samplers -- Sampler Hill is just one of them. Worked on Weeks 30ct Cornsilk hand-dyed linen with 21 different shades of hand-dyed flosses, it'll finish approx10 x 13. A pretty overall balance to this, everyone likes the way the trees seem to cradle the house on the hill. The alphabet in the grass is a favorite, and the fact that the beehive interrupts the border at the middle top adds charm.

We love to distress these samplers AFTER we have stitched them. Dilute walnut crystals, or use some leftover coffee grounds to stain your fabric and threads to give them a more aged and relaxed look. Offered as a chart.

Mary Ann Read and the Injured Lion Sampler from Noteworthy Needle - click for more Mary Ann Read and the Injured Lion Sampler from Noteworthy Needle
An interesting name for this inspiring little sampler reproduction piece! The verse reads: *Teach me to feel anothers woe, to hide the faults I see. The mercy I show to others show, that mercy show to me. Quite a bit of history about the original piece and verse is included inside the instructions -- just fascinating details! There are Eyelets in here, one/over/one detail, and French Knots.

Along with some pics of the back of the original sampler, Janis, the designer who re-charted this, has added DMC color information about the remaining colors of the threads on the back of this piece!! A neat piece with bits of history, the stitch count is just 175 x 181 -- so not too daunting to tackle!! Offered as a chart.

Our Next Silver Needle Stitching Cruise - click for preliminary details Join Us for a Christmas Markets Shopping and Stitching Cruise Down the Danube River!
***We're thrilled to announce our next European Cruise -- November 30th thru December 7th, 2015!!!***
Mark your calendar and start gathering friends... we're taking one of those charming River Cruises with Ama Waterways! A few details are up on our Events Page now... (some pricing, cities we'll visit, extensions to Prague, etc.) I'll write more about it after our Annual Stitching Event we're having this coming weekend with Weeks Dye Works and AB Designs. Jeannette Douglas is our Featured Designer -- she is in charge of the lovely projects, and our Mona is even working in a finishing class for some of the projects we'll be doing on board! Call Judy Bradford -- our wonderful Cruise Lady -- to answer questions and get more details. We are so excited to begin a new adventure... Hope you can join us!!!


With the Natural Stripe Scarf We are wearing lots of different things!  Jan has the Dame Blouse in Stripe, I have on a Speakeasy Top in Check and Susan and Liz both have on Soft Tunics under the Vested Tunics We're wearing Bias Back Shirts and Ankle Pants
Presenting This Year's TRAVELER'S and NEUTRALS Collections by FLAX!
Our yummy Fall Fashions have arrived... and we've been re-arranging the shop displays to fit them all in!!!
  • TRAVELERS is all Graphite and Coal in gauze, heavyweight, checkered and striped weights and finishes. Such a classy blend of fabrics and cool grays... everything goes together perfectly!
  • NEUTRALS features Paprika, Curry, Army and Nine Iron (that goes with the Travelers!) along with Black and Natural solids. Classic smooth linen... wait till you see all the fun pieces!
Our sizes range from Small to Generous-2... and wow... the selection is GREAT, because it's just come in!!

Juggling Santa - Our July 2014 Secret Needle Night - click to see more
July's Secret Needle Night Design... Juggling Santa
It's Christmas is July!!! Our Santa is practicing his juggling routine in anticipation of his Busy Season! He's stitched with Very Velvet and a bit of #5 Pearl Cotton, but his beard is worked in 1/2 stitches of Angora thread! Terribly furry... you can brush this up just a bit and his beard with become a mass of fluff!!! His streamer has all sorts of fun clay buttons embellishments on it... you might have more in your stash you want to add.

Offered as a small kit of 18ct linen and specialty threads with embellishments, he finishes approx 5 x 5, and is shown finished into a little easel-backed stand-up, courtesy of the Magic by Mona finishing kit. He's our July Secret Needle Night design!

The Gingerbread Bakery Cupcakes from The Victoria Sampler - click for more The Gingerbread Bakery Cupcakes
from The Victoria Sampler
These are the CUTEST ornaments we have seen in so long... you are going to be enchanted by them! Last year's Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue Magazine featured the Gingerbread Man Cupcake included in VS's newest leaflet of THREE stitched cupcakes! Gingerbread Cupcakes features charts for the tops of three cakes, Snowmen, Gingerbread Men and Holly Leaves, along with finishing instructions to assemble them into colorful silicone baking cups.

You'll probably want the corresponding Accessory pack of all the threads, metallics, cute buttons, all the 'candy beads' and those bright red baking cups... everything you'll need except the topping fabric is in the accs pack. We'll be sending you 28ct Linen that is close to the 28ct Antique Almond called for (AA hasn't been available for almost a year!)... so you stitch a trio of cupcakes for your Christmas Tree -- we think these are so creative, cute, colorful, charming, unique and too pretty to eat!
Mystic Christmas Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more

Mystic Christmas Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
This is beautiful! It is a nautical-flavored Christmas sampler based on the carol 'I Saw Three Ships.' Worked on 28ct Misty blue linen with loads of silks and Pearl cottons, Thea always stuffs lots of specialty stitches and tiny details in her band samplers, and this one is no different.

The tall ships have billowing sails, the rolling waves are worked with Bargello stitches, there are tiny bead touches here and there, bits of small scenes are worked over one thread, and little snowflakes dot the sky everywhere. Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 14, Thea describes this as a 'Historic Seaport Sampler.' Offered as the leaflet with separate accessory pack.

Button Up for Christmas #4 from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Button Up for Christmas #4
from The Victoria Sampler
Cathy Jean has another pair of cozy Christmas Critters to stitch -- a sheep with earmuffs and hand-knitted striped scarf, and his snowman buddy has a matching hat!

Sweet ornaments for the tree, the accessory pack includes the Sampler Threads and wools, the black wire for the hangers, cardinal button and the cute wooden 'stick' buttons. Offered as a leaflet with separate accs pack.


Lizzie Kate's #167 Tiny Tidings XIX - click for more Lizzie Kate's S115 Jolly Round & Kind Santa Snippet - click for more Lizzie Kate's #166 Hats Off to Halloween - click for more Lizzie Kate's Tingles model with button pack - click for more
Ohhh... Lizzie Kate's Newest has Arrived!!!
Here are the model pics to devour!!!

  • Tiny Tidings XIX (the 19th Annual edition!) Linda's annual set of 5 ornaments... all different shapes and sizes... you get all five cuties in the chart pack. Optional embellishments include snowflake buttons and charms along with beads. This year, we have a darling elf, and the CUTEST running reindeer.
  • Lizzie Kate's K70 A Little Boo Kit - click for more
  • Jolly Round and Kind Santa -- The annual Santa Snippet -- he companions a Snowman Snippet from a few years back. There is a new JABCO gingerbread man button featured this year as well. Tall and thin -- but he's round and jolly all the same!
  • Hats Off to Halloween -- The first LK design was Hats Off to Halloween! This is a make-over -- a total re-do! New colors, new shape, and some of the cute buttons from the new Tingles button pack! Offered as the chartpack with optional buttons.
  • A Little Boo Kit -- Here's another bitty kit -- 28ct Amber linen, a tiny brass star charm and antique olive beads... this has great design appeal and gorgeous colors in it's 3 x 3 petite size!
F145 It's Hallo-scream Tingles Double Flip F145 Toil & Trouble Tingles Double Flip F146 It's Halloween Tingles Double Flip F146 Fright Night Tingles Double Flip F147 Gone Haunting Tingles Double Flip F147 Spooky Tingles Double Flip
  • The final trio of Tingles are here!!!!
    Just the names are fun -- 'It's Hallow-scream' is one of my favorites. Six more small designs to add to the huge medley, or to stitch alone, Linda did a button pack along with Just Another Button Company for this series. It's cute on the main piece as well as the individuals.

Robin's Song from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Old Glory from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more July's Calendar Girl from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more
New Arrivals from Little House Needleworks
  • Robin's Song -- A three-paneled design, you could stitch the center by itself, or only the two outer panels... all the different options promise to turn out well with this one! A blend of Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds, this finishes almost 6 x 12 on 32ct Summer Khaki.
  • Old Glory -- Very cute -- perfect for a stand-up cube or something like that, finishing 5 x 5 on 28ct Lambswool, this is worked in Hazelnut, Tin Bucket, Fawn, Pea Pod, Barn Door and Timber hand-dyeds. We love it because there is NO house!!!! Offered as a small chart.
  • July - The seventh Calendar Girl appears to be from Kansas... because I think she's holding Toto! Matches the rest in this monthly series of small charts.
Elizabeth Lamb 1837 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Mary Shepherd from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Pretty Offerings from Samplers Not Forgotten
We have several neat sampler charts in the shop's bookracks. My few words really don't do any of them justice... but generally, you know when you first see a sampler if it is going to 'speak to you'... here are two by Samplers Not Forgotten... we have more when you click the pics!
  • Elizabeth Lamb 1837 -- Stitch count of 316 x 341, the design elements and colors in this are bold and stunningly organized! Sometimes the verses on old samplers are hard to read because the punctuation is strange... here goes with this one! *On the alone my Hope relies Beneath thy cross I fall thou art my life my sacrifice My Savior and My All don.* I think this would also make a gorgeous family tree piece!
  • Mary Shepherd -- This is so cool because the border is Cross Stitched and the basket is worked over two...and then again over four OVER the first stitches! THEN the florals are worked with Stem Stitch -- totally freehanded (there is an outline guide) by you!!!!! Talk about unique and gorgeous!!! This one is a petite 105 x 138 in stitch count,and features only 4 colors.

Three Owls from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view Lift Off from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view Pretty Garden Sampler from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view
More cute editions from The Stitching Shed!
Absolutely the happiest palette of thread colors in these designs -- we just LOVE them all! They are Happy, Cheerful, Smiley, Bright and truly unique. Some are fun for a sunny kitchen window, but most need to find a home in the bedroom of some special little person of yours. Personalize them for bedroom signs or make bed pillows out of them... they are just the freshest, sweetest designs!

All are coded for Anchor Floss -- if you don't have it, go on-line and look for a conversion to DMC. The cover pictures are clear enough that you could even just match up DMCs and hand-dyeds from those!


Autumn Garden from Cherished Stitches - click to see more Autumn Garden and Stars and Stripes from Cherished Stitches
Louise Henderson has released a pair of CHARMING pillows --
Autumn Garden is the third in the 2014 series of limited samplers, while Stars and Stripes is another unannounced limited edition treat!!!!! Both offered as complete kits, each is worked on 32ct linen with hand-dyed and regular flosses. Autumn (65 x 90) stitches) features yummy fall color on Amber linen, and you get that luscious chenille trim for the edging, as well as a cut of fabric for the pillow back. I am in love with the colors in this one!
Stars and Stripes from Cherished Stitches - click to see more
Stars and Stripes -- A Surprise Offering! -- (77 x 87) includes the pretty blue fabric, the cotton lace and cuts of brick red satin ribbon you see on the side trimmings. Finishing instructions included in both of these... this entire set of Louise's Pillows have been very limited to 200 kits of each in production -- and we have only a few of a Summer and last year's Autumn left!! Very nicely done.


Glory Bee from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Spring Break Out from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more American Roots from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
Fun New Offerings from Threads That Bind
Shawn does the BEST Punch Needle designs... and here are three of her newest!!! Always very clearly printed on khaki Weaver's cloth, you are provided with a HUGE cut (like 14 x 16) of fabric -- because Shawn likes to use Morgan Stands and wants your entire working design to be visible in the frame. Not too involved or intricate, you are punching with NORMAL DMC floss -- so leave the expensive overdyeds for other projects! You get all the hand-dyed look just by changing DMC colors.
  • Glory Bee finishes approx 5 x 5-3/4, and is worked with 3 strands. I love the golden colors in the hive -- 3828 and outlines of 869.
  • Next comes Spring Break Out -- I love this one! Finishing into a 5-1/2 x 8-12 oval, this one is done with 6 strands. You'd think it was too coarse, but this one is STUNNING!
  • Finally, American Roots -- a cute house-on-the-hill scene, I love the Penny Rug detail down in the yard. Punched with three strands, you can see lots of color movement in this one -- that is simply alternating colors of DMC in your needle as you change threads! This one finishes 5 x 5-3/4.
Beautifully presented patterns of line drawing printed on fabric... if you like Punch Needle, or thinking about trying it... Threads That Bind continues to be our best selling line of designs!

USA Square from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
USA Square from The Sweetheart Tree
Well... a little late for THIS year's 4th of July... but here in plenty of time for next year!

A small 4-1/2 inch square of letters, stars and stripes, this comes as a complete kit of 28ct Summer Khaki Linen with al the threads and litlle embellishments. It'll make a cute stand-up cube, too!

Love from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Happiness from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Wishes For You from The Sweetheart Tree
Sandy is beginning a new set of 8 designs -- all sweet *Wishes For You.* Happiness and Love are the first two. All will be identical in size -- approx 3 x 4 -- worked on 28ct Platinum Linen with coordinating and complimenting shades of flosses. The Wish in the center, and special stitches in each one to add texture and zip, Sandy has also added her lovely crystal paillettes (pronounced pie-yets, with the accent on yets) and a few beads as embellishments.

Pretty little things, each will be presented in complete kit format -- chart, fabrics, everything. I imagine they'll take approx a year to release... we have 6 more designs in the set, so we're beginning an auto-ship for the remainder of them. We can just automatically send them to you as they release. Very pretty, very 'Sweetheart-Tree-y!'


Stacy Nash Sisters Three Pinkeep -- click to see more Sisters Three Pinkeep from Stacy Nash
Here's a sweet piece -- finished into a small pin cushion pillow. Stitch count is 51 x 64, making it finish approx 3 x 4 on 32ct. With the bit of homespun finishing fabric, the overall pillow will be 4 x 6-ish.

Worked in Gentle Art's Brethren Blue, Straw Bonnet and Apple Cider, it will make a nice addition to your basket of stuffed cushions! (Note: the stitch count and finished size is mis-quoted on the instructions... be advised when you cut your fabric. Doesn't hurt the design... just confuses you a bit!)

Grand Old Flag from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Grand Old Flag from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has a cool new piece that she is using as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project! Worked on Weeks Dye Works Cocoa 36ct linen... choose something a little whiter or browner if the yellow in this isn't your favorite look. You'll need 4 skeins of Weeks Linen, 1 Gunmetal, 3 skeins of Bordeaux and 5 skeins of Deep Sea!

Only the 4 colors in this 157 x 213 piece... there are lots of small sections in here that you can divide out into smaller projects. Something neat for a family room... offered as a leaflet, 10% of the sales of the charts go to Wounded Warriors.

The Sweet Temper Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler and Little House Needleworks - click to see more The Sweet Temper Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler
An original design by Theresa Venette of Shakespeare's Peddler, this is a lovely piece with a summery feel. She wanted something that dealt with emotion, hence the verse; *Let your temper be as sweet as the daisies at your feet, be as gentle be as mild be a modest humble child.*

The neat primitive border is different everywhere, and Theresa mentions that she has stuffed lots of little motifs in here -- just where-ever. There are Spider Web roses in the basket which are stunning! A very pretty piece... this measures 301 x 297 -- so finishes a generous 19 x 19-ish on 32ct. Offered as a chart, coded for silks or DMC, so get out your overdyeds and see what you can customize to your piece!!

Something Wicked from SamSarah Design Studio Something Wicked from SamSarah Design Studio
Something Wicked!
from SamSarah Design Studio
SamSarah Designs has announced a 3-part Mystery Sampler with a Halloween Theme! Beginning August 1st, you'll receive part one ($15). (September 1 and October 1 are scheduled dates for the 2nd and 3rd shipments -- $15 EACH.)

Stitched on the new 32ct Natural Belfast Linen with brown polka dots screened onto the fabric... this promises to be real cute. All we have is a darling little owl preview pic... leaves you wanting more!

Something Wicked from SamSarah Design Studio Main project measures 119 x 186 in stitch count. The Bonus designs stitch up to 50 x 153 and work up on Week's 30ct Peoria Purple linen. (Both linens are offered together -- $18.50 for the two pieces.) The required threads include 29 skeins of Weeks hand-dyed flosses ($72.50... tight on the budget, so order after first shipment???) -- and there are some embellishments hinted at as well.

That's all we know at the moment! You can register to join the Mystery Club... get just the charts with hinted accoutrements, charts/emb and linen, or toss in the threads -- whatever you want to do. Pricing is a nightmare here... but we'll take care of you! Here we go!!!
Dovo Stork Scissors

Back in Stock: DOVO Stork Scissors in a 4-1/2 inch size!
The classic Stork design... you always see a 3-1/2 inch size... but these are an inch longer overall. Great finger holes, 1-5/16 blades, these are wonderfully sharp and a delight to cut with. Because of that extra inch of length, you have so much more room between your hand and the cutting -- it just feels less crowded!

DOVO brand scissors are made in Solingen, Germany and are our top-quality scissor brand. You will never go wrong with a pair of DOVOs... and hopefully, will treasure them forever!!!


Americana Trifles from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more
Its Back to Campus With Your New Vera Bradley!
Backpacks, Lunch Bags, Student Agendas, Pens, Pencils and Notebooks... we have a lovely new shipment of FUN STUFF for Back-To-School!!!
Ziggy Zinnia, African Violet and Pink Swirls are the newest colors... all of the cotton pieces will be in the shop shortly. School Things came early!!!

Americana Trifles from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Shepherd's Bush Americana Trifles
Here's a cute trio of small pin cushions by Teri Richards. Calling for only 7 different overdyeds, each is stitched on a 32ct fabric -- but you are welcome to choose any colors or counts you like. Since they are so small, just a scrap will do.

Garnished with a few clay star buttons, they finish only 2 x 2-ish to 2 x 6 for that darling floral 'flag.' Very cute and quick, clay embellishments are offered separately from the chart.

Less Bitching More Stitching! from AB Designs - click for more Less Bitching, More Stitching!
from AB Designs
Doesn't need much more explanation than that!!!!! Grab a cute fabric and your bright colors of regular DMC floss and stitch this as the traveling banner for your stitch group meetings!!!!!

It'd make a cute personal stitching case as well... (in case you'd rather have a more private reminder!) Just a fun design, this is offered as a chart with optional button pack. On 28ct it finishes approx 7-1/2 x 8-1/2.

Halloween Parade from AB Designs - click for more Halloween Parade
from AB Designs
This is SO CUTE! Ms Amy has outdone herself with this fun pagent of Trick-or-Treat hopefuls! Worked on the delicious 30ct Weeks Peoria Purple Linen in both Weeks and Gentle Art overdyeds, it finishes a petite 6 x 9. You can do the whole thing, or split everyone up and make smaller individual stand-ups.

Colors are fun, subject matter is over-the-top creative... you could even do those stars in metallic, and put beads in the witch's dress. Offered as the chart with packet of mini metal brads and rubber band embellishments!

Pine Mountain Words of Wisdom Adjust the Sails Kit -- click to see more Special Delivery: June Kit -- click to see more Pine Mountain991 Reach for the Stars Kit -- click to see more
The New June Arrivals from Pine Mountain are here!
Three different pillow kit styles this month... we're all about blue!
  • Adjust the Sails -- The latest *Words of Wisdom*, pretty aqua and orange colors, with crisp black and white accents, the great advice about adjusting to life's happenings is stitched on the 18ct Aida inset. The polka dots featured on the pillow stuffer form accent the rope of the anchor, and somehow, everything seems to go together beautifully.
  • June's Special Delivery -- A 6-cent postage stamp -- definitely a 'retro idea' these days -- this is a sweet beach scene worked on 16ct light blue Aida, and then tucked into the ready-made 6 x 6 pillow.
  • Reach for the Stars -- A 7 x 9 pillow of dark navy surrounding a khaki panel of 18ct Aida... *Reach for the Stars* is stitched below a charming American neighborhood of houses and flags. Pretty colors, easy stitching... the Aida is a separate panel that you can carry along with you to work on anywhere... and when you're finished... take it home and tuck it into the ready made pillow!
Pine Mountain pillow kits make the BEST TRAVEL PROJECTS... because you can just carry that fabric, and leave the finishing pillows at home! No bulk and no extra weight into that 50-lb suitcase!! All of Pine Mountain's kits come complete - all the fabrics, charts, flosses, needles and ready made pillows. Some use additional ready-made stuffers as well, and some are offered on our Auto-Ship program, in case you don't want to miss their companions.

Summer Harvest from Blackbird Designs - click for more
Summer Harvest from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird's 11th Loose Feather's Sampler for the Abecedarian Series is here. A lush and flowing basket of summer fruits, vegetables and their vines, it features a simple border and an alphabet in it's 4-1/2 x 11-1/2 finished area.

Worked on 30ct R & R linen, the colors -- all Gentle Art -- are gorgeous! Avocado, Brandy, Caramel Corn, Endive, Grape Arbor, Grasshopper, Maple Syrup, Mountain Mist, Old red paint, Piney Woods, Pumpkin Patch, Raspberry Frost, and Woodrose. Dedicated to the richness of our Summer Gardens! Offered as a leaflet.

Island Cottage Telling The Bees - click for more
Telling The Bees
from Island Cottage Needle Arts
Another cute Penny Rug design... but this one features a pretty scary looking bee! Maybe you could leave him off and stitch some smaller ones there???
Offered as a chart.


Last Stitch Cemetery and Dark Shadows by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs Back in Stock! Last Stitch Cemetery and Dark Shadows!
from Hinzeit
Two of our favorite Hinzeit patterns have floated through the shop doors again! Cute charms and even cuter motifs to put them onto... that Last Stitch Cemetery features graves for *Started & Forgotten*, *1/2 Stitched*, *Too Old* and *Lost Interest!*

Both are Hinzeit's classic 3 x 13 finsihed size, offered as charts, and include the set of charms.

ABC: Simplify and Love Life by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs ABC: Simplify and Love Life
from Hinzeit
Here are two new designs that are meant to remind you of typewriter keys and that old font. You are supposed to make up your own words -- like the Simplify and Love in the pics -- but you can do the whole alphabet (97 x 201 stitch count) if you have the time and patience!

Simplify mimics Penny Rugs with those pretty colors of wool pennies, and the letters in Love Life are kind of filled in like they used to get when the ribbon was getting gunky! Really imaginative, you can do a lot with either of these. Offered as charts, each comes with a set of 4 swirly wire embellishments that you can see in the corners of the main designs.


Patterned Pretties #7 from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #7
from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette Douglas has a new small pin cushion design that is a Bargello Stitch pattern worked on 32ct Flax Linen. Offered as a small kit of pattern, Weeks hand-dyed wool for the backing and a luscious set of hand-dyed silk threads, really just choose a light neutral fabric as your base, and you'll be happy.

A 3-1/2 x 4 inch panel of beautiful stitching... the threads are really the show-offs here... they are a mixture of soft lilac, olive greens and buttermilks. Bargello is simply a pattern of Satin Stitches, repeating and very organized. This whole set of small pin cushion designs is just amazingly pretty!

Monthly Animals from Nikyscreations - click to see more Monthly Animals... April Bunny, May Sheep and June Hen
from Nikyscreations
Nikyscreations is working on a set of 12 animal pin cushions for the year... and here are the three newest. Quiet and simple with dusty colors of regular DMC floss, each finishes approx 4 x 4 on 30ct.

This is a set that is perfectly displayed in a big basket -- just moosh them all on top of each other -- finish them and let them nestle against each other. Whoever gets to browse the basket will discover all the hidden cushion underneath -- and no matter which ones are on top -- they'll all coordinate and look awesome together. Offered as charts each month... We have Jan, Feb and March as well, so far.


The Charming House of Lindy Mouse by Just Nan -- click to see more! The Charming House of Lindy Mouse by Just Nan -- click to see more! Presenting...
The Charming House of Lindy Mouse!
Silver Needle's 30th Birthday Gift From Just Nan!!!

Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter... Little Lindy Mouse stitches in her pretty attic sewing room. Each side of her stitching house is decorated for the seasons, little birds and critters in the yard everywhere.

*For every stitch, There is a season...* Nan has designed this 2-1/2 inch cube Etui to celebrate The Silver Needle's 30th Anniversary!

A limited edition kit, there is so much charm in here... the little mouse hides under the roof pieces when you don't need your stored needles. Offered as the chart with necessary finishing items... we are taking reservations for late July delivery. Click the pic to read more fun details about our charming Birthday Gift!


En route pour Noel from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more En route pour Noel from Tra La La
Oh my gosh... is this a little train of friends going to visit Santa? The reindeer and his bird-buddy are leading the wagon-train of snowman and snowbunny -- and presents!

With a stitch count of 57 x 137, this will finish approx 3-1/2 x 9 on a 32ct. Coded for DMC, it's just the cutest design idea, and offered as a chart. Designed by Tra La La's Corinne Rigadeau.

Le Linge de Blanche from Zaza Picque - click to see more
Le Linge de Blanche from Zaza Picque
Oh my gosh... I think this is laundry day!!! By Za Za Picque,(these come from France) this measures 110 x 79 stitches, is worked on an antique white linen, and coded for DMC or Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.

I just love this piece! Wouldn't it be pretty in a laundry room... or even better... sewn onto the front of a lingerie traveler bag? If you are an *organic gal* -- stitch it for the front of your wooden clothespin basket! Offered as a chart.


A Quaker Banana Fob from Primitive Jewel - click to see more A Quaker Banana Fob
from Primitive Jewel
We're having quite the debate among the shop gals... some say this is NOT what they would spend their stitching time on... but ohhhh... I bet someone out there has a banana fetish, banana tree, pet monkey or SOME reason why this is a definite to stitch!! (We don't know if the Quakers ate bananas... even that entered the debate!)

Offered as a chart by Primitive Jewel, this little guy is stitched over one on Week's 30ct Gold linen with Mocha, Whiskey, Olive and Pecan overdyeds... and the favored fruit measures a mere 1-1/2 x 3 in size!!!! He's a little mini-banana!!!!

Bird Pin Cushion Topper andFlower Pin Cushion Topper from Dames of the Needle - click for more ABC HB Pincushion Topper and ABC HB Basket Band Companion from Dames of the Needle - click for more
Cute Minis from Dames of the Needle
This is a cute set of smalls that all fit on miniature Nantucket Baskets we have! First choose your basket -- tall or small. Then choose your topper! Each small chart is worked on 35ct linen -- you'll need a 6 x 6 ish cut and comes with a bit of Elizabeth's hand-dyed rik-rak trim that you can see in the pics. She has a new line of hand-dyed trims *From the Cauldron!*

Anyway, Flower Pin includes a cut of Mild Chili 1/2 inch rik rak trim. Bird Pin Topper comes with a generous cut (my package has a full yard in it!) of Italian Custard. (Isn't that a luscious name?) The ABC HB Pin Cushion Topper and Basket Band Companion set are cute by themselves... but the HB in the name refers to a HORNBOOK design they match that was published in the January/February Issue if Just Cross Stitch Magazine. They each feature Watermelon Juice Rik Rak! Pretty darn cute... easy to stitch and finish on the precious miniature baskets... I'm sure you have threads already in your stash for these, too!

ABC HB Pincushion Topper and ABC HB Basket Band Companion from Dames of the Needle - click for more
From the Cauldron... Hand-Dyed Trims from Dames of the Needle
Pretty offerings to trim your ornaments and pin cushions... these are presented in one-yard cuts.
  • Mini Pom Poms -- So darn cute, you get about 5 little balls to the inch.
  • The Silk ribbon is 1/2 inch, and cut on the bias.

Uncle Sam Wabbit from Sheepish Designs Wabbit's Garden from Sheepish Designs Bee Mine Wabbit from Sheepish Designs Scare Crow Wabbit from Sheepish Designs
Wabbits!!! from Sheepish Designs
We've had these little guys over the years... and recently I discovered so many more of them that we had run out of! So, I did a nice big fat order of them... and here they all are back together again!!! Absolutely the cutest little Wabbits, they are doing all sorts of things for the Holidays, and are finished with a pretty silk ribbon rouching technique.

Wabbit's Garden was originally published in 1999 -- it is one of the only ones that incudes the small scissor fob carrot. Uncle Sam -- the newest one is from 2002. They all call for hand-dyed linen and threads -- but since these are over 10 years old, those floss offerings were much slimmer than they are now. You may want to tweak your colors a bit. Just the cutest little things, they are all the same size -- 54 x 98 stitches.

Tiny Cottage Tins - click for more
Tiny Cottage Tins
These are the cutest little tin cottages! Just for nothing but a few needles, M & M's, a little pin cushion, glasses cleaning cloth -- anything bitty that you might want in your stitching bag, these are just fun. Six different cottages on the outside, open each 2 x 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 cottage to reveal six different inside pictures -- just like tiny dollhouses!

A bakery, florist, pub, general store, and a pair of houses... they are charming. We'll choose mixed styles for you.

Home Sweet Motor Home from Needlework Press - click to see more Home Sweet Motor Home from Needlework Press
Hitting the road this summer??? Stitch something for that Home Away From Home!

With a stitch count of 114 x 42... it's a bitty thing, and can we worked on any fabric in any colors to match your moving decor! Offered as a small chart.


Freddie's Friends -- click here to see more!
New Freddie's Friends
We have a line of stuffed 'people' in the shop -- I found the fabric patterns at Quilt Market one year -- and we keep selling them! Absolutely darling... they are regular sewing patterns to make these 12-ish inch turkeys, robots, penguins and turtles. Choose bright fabrics... what makes these so attractive to the seamstress is that there are no turned seams in them.

They are pieced together (wrong sides together) with no turning inside out! No Cross Stitch involved... we have our shop models perched together... and they keep drawing comments!!! New are Penny Penguin, Eliza Chickie, Becky's Flower and Issac's Star patterns.

Heloise Cornu 1896 from Reflects de Soie - click to see more Anais Curveur 1896 from Reflects de Soie - click to see more Alberine Guiraud 1887 from Reflects de Soie - click to see more
Three GORGEOUS Samplers from Reflects de Soie
Thank Goodness I speak *Symbols and DMC!* Here are three stunning sampler reproductions that I couldn't resist! The images here just don't do them justice.

All offered in chart format -- no English in the instructions (but really no wording at all). All three are charted for various silks or DMC floss. We have nothing else like these, so don't pass them by... ENJOY!!!


Pink House Sampler from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Pink House Sampler from Plum Street Samplers
The loss of a father is much, the loss of a mother is more. The loss of Christ is such No other can restore.
A very stately sampler with that beautiful house and gardens... can you see the shepherdess in the bottom border?? An original sampler design by Plum Street, this has a stitch count of 247 x 215, and is worked with the trio of hand-dyed floss brands -- Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks.

I especially like the borders, because they are different from each other. Everything about this piece is traditional and balanced -- VERY pretty! Offered as a chart, it'll finish approx 13-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 32ct.

Printemps from Madame Chantilly Ete from Madame Chantilly
New Arrivals from Madame Chantilly
Printemps and Ete -- We have two more seasons of snowglobes to join our others!!! Companioning Winter, Autumn and Christmas, each 50 x 60-ish globe is full of something for its season.
Coded for DMC, they would all be cute stitched individually, but I like the idea of the trio. Stitch them on something teeny for a neat set of ornaments. Offered in chart format.


Flag of Stars from Bent Creek - click for more Flag of Stars from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has a new kit -- a red, white and blue confection of stars that make up a flag. It finishes approx 6 x 6 over two on 18ct Natural Linen, and is worked with DMC #5 Pearl Cottons.

SUPER easy to see and stitch, make sure you have a large #18 or #20 needle... I don't see one in my package! Something fun to finish in a jiff!

Love You to the Moon and Back from Bent Creek - click for more Love You to the Moon and Back from Bent Creek
Here's a perfect birth announcement that can be stitched on any count fabric, and personalized any way you wish. Offered as a chart, the main stitch count is 60 x 58. The pattern includes a star button as garnishment, and an alphabet and set of numerals for those important details.

Cute - not boy or girl - just a timeless, sweet sentiment. Offered as the chart with button.


Patriotic Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patriotic Sampler from Jeannette Douglas
Wow... my buddy Jeannette Douglas has released a trio of patriotic designs that are stunning! (This is cool because she is a Canadian... but she 'gets us' so well!!) Patriotic Sampler is so "Ding Dang Cute" in Jeannette's words... it finishes 6 x 12-3/8 on 32ct Lambswool Linen.

Stitched in elegant cranberries, greys, blues and creme silks this piece is LOADED with gorgeous medallions and special stitches. The stars at the top and bottom are over 12 threads. Bargello waves and those cute stars and stripes hearts in there -- the colors are rich and yummy. That whole star motif area is 60 stitches square... so you have to count correctly! The bonus, however, is to watch the shading in your threads play out in the stitch patterns. The silk thread packet includes a set of 12 buttons and eagle and flag charms. Just lovely, this is offered as the leaflet with thread pack separate.

Stars Pin and Scissor Roll by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Stars Pin and Scissor Roll from Jeannette Douglas
This is a delicious little creation... worked on 32ct Natural Linen in Gentle Art Simply Wools, it is a cushion that measures approx 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 when finished. Buckeye Scarlet, Schoolhouse Red, Oatmeal, Roasted Marshmallow, Midnight, Dungarees and Old Crow, gorgeous, rich colors, they all make the Scotch, Rice and Milanese Stars pop! The big white star at the top goes over 44-ish threads.

No Cross Stitch in this at all -- just those beautiful Long Stitch Variations. This is offered with the chart, Simply Wool threads, a smattering of 6 mini-buttons, and the cuts of Weeks hand-dyed wool -- the deep blue and red Glen Plaid -- for the finishing. You'll need stuffing. As for the little fob pictured there... it is a FREE chart... details inside!

Flag Needlekeep by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Flag Needlekeep from Jeannette Douglas
A companion piece to the Stars Roll, this features the same color palette of Simply Wools -- Buckeye Scarlet, Schoolhouse Red, Oatmeal, Roasted Marshmallow, Midnight, Dungarees and Old Crow -- just a gorgeous selection. Worked on 32ct Natural Linen, this finishes approx 3-1/4 x 4-3/4. Stuffed with cool stitches again, the entire red and white striped part is done with small Satin Stitches. Your two reds give you that color play on there.

Offered as a small kit, you get the chart, Simply Wools, buttons and the blue wool for the little heart, and red for the case lining. Jeannette added her own decorative brass button to the front of the case -- that is not included -- but she suggests something special from your stash that you like better! A lovely small project with lots of stitching and color impact!


Ten X the Fun - Happy Celebration! from SamSarah Design Studio Happy Celebration! from SamSarah Design Studio
Here's a cute set of cupcakes to celebrate whatever you need them to! The final installment in Sam Sarah's 10 X The Fun Series... these have all featured the perpetual calendar frame and finishing cards that Patti used this earlier this past year. You can use all your calendar pieces, and attach some of your 10X pieces to those backs -- for even more choices for that calendar!

Anyway, the 10X Series has been fun as well... if you didn't do the stand and cards -- individual stand-up cubes for these would present a nice finishing option. Offered as a leaflet -- all the other 9 in this set are on our Sam Sarah Pages.

Little Love Scissors from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more
Little Love Scissors
from Kelmscott Designs
Kelmscott has taken their heart-handled scissors, made them smaller -- 2-5/8 in size -- added color to them -- and here we are with a delightful array of colorful scissors!

All follow the same color shades as Paula's Baby Storklettes and Lil Gems, and are perfect for small fobs and teeny sewing cases!
Baby Sheep Buttons from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Baby Sheep Buttons
from Kelmscott Designs
Oh, these are beautiful! A set of 5 mother-of-pearl sheep buttons, each measures 7/8 x 9-16 of an inch -- about 1 x 1/2. They'd be pretty inside a sewing case, and darling lined up on a sampler!

I hope someone designs something special for these -- they are too cute to be buried in a drawer!

Pineapple Needle Minder from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Farmyard Stack Needle Minder from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Farmyard Stack and Pineapple Needle Minders
from Kelmscott Designs
Two new magnetic minder styles, these are always fun to use. The design detail in the white 'cameo-inspired' decorations are involved with these two.

Use these to hold stray needles, or even as regular magnets on your file cabinet! (My fridge and microwave doors aren't magnetic anymore... I'm having to get creative!)


13th Edition 2014-2016 Quilter's Travel Companion Book - click to see more Presenting the 13th Edition 2014-2016 Quilter's Travel Companion Book
This directory always blows me away with the sheer amount of information compiled inside. It is a full 9 x 11 -- an inch thick -- and it weighs 2 pounds and 3 ounces. It has 591 pages of Quilt and Sewing Shop listings for both the US and Canada, maps, info about retreats, shop hops, shows, quilt guilds, special events... it is absolutely OVERWHELMING! Organized by state, there are 44 Retreat facilities featured in here -- with pics. There is a listing of ALL the shops they know about in each state -- in addition to the 1800 featured shops that have purchased bitty listings.

When you receive your book, there are instructions for sending in an e-mail address (if you would like) for free updates for the next two years. Definitely worth every penny paid! Silver Needle has a bitty ad in here... because even though we don't sell quilt fabric, we DO sell all the yummy scissors, buttons, bags and threads that every needleworker loves!!!


2014 Shepherd's Fold from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view My Home Fob -- Part Two of The Fold
from Shepherd's Bush's
Tina and Teri have sent Part Two in their 6-piece Sewing Box Set! My Home Fob features a fat little blackbird in his backyard garden of violets -- which you can see on the reverse. Raspberry, violet and olive greens, the kit includes a length of hand-dyed silk ribbon for the edge finishing treatment. It matches all the pretty hand-dyed silk flosses.

Offered as a small kit -- each of the six pieces in this set can be purchased and stitched individually of the others -- so if you are not 'into' collecting the entire series, you don't have to! If you are on our Auto-Ship -- your kit is already in the mail to you! If you want to join... we can begin with Kit #1... and even that gorgeous lavender box!

Frosty Forest #7 Snowgirl's Cottage from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Snowgirl's Cottage
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Snowgirl's Cottage -- the next in the Frosty Forest series, this is part of the cutest wintery scene!

Offered in small chart format like the rest, with a white bird button... only two more panels to go!


The Witch, Crow and Pumpkin from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Long May She Wave from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Barbara Ana's Crows
We have two new designs by Barbara Ana -- a Patriotic Crow and a Halloween one!
  • Long May She Wave features a great big blue sky with an eagle, Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross (with her needle!!) Just a real different design arrangement, something about this is charming! It might be the framing the sky offers, or the wavy flag or even the banners along the bottom. Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 8-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 32ct.
  • The Witch, Crow and Pumpkin is really neat because the pennies around the edge are actually pieces of wool -- cut and blanket stitched on there! The actual stitched center is approx 5-1/2 x 7... and notice the small coordinating scissor fob -- that is 2 x 3-1/2. For the Penny edge treatment, you'll need a set of 6 Schnigglet Cuts of our Week's Dye Work's wools to match the DMC threads used. Mix the colors of wool for the pennies, you'll be cutting 36 circles -- then Blanket stitching them onto the linen. Using #8 Black Pearl Cotton is easiest for this part -- it really stands out against the wool. So darn cute, this is also offered as a chart and is worked on 32ct Natural linen that has been distressed with walnut crystals. (or dark coffee grounds if those are on hand!)

  • Pere Noel Unjour from Tournicoton - click to see more Back in Stock!!! Pere Noel Unjour
    from Tournicoton
    Back by popular demand, this fun little scene! Oh My Gosh, this is the CUTEST little guy! He measures 58 x 158 stitches and is worked in Sampler Threads or DMC flosses. On 28ct, he measures 4 x 11... wide because of those words... otherwise, Santa himself averages 15 stitches wide! I absolutely LOVE him... I have several long and skinny ornaments on my Christmas Tree -- one is a Santa painted on a cinnamon stick, another is Santa on a clothes pin. This little guy -- just himself -- needs to join my ornaments!!! (The chart did not go back to the shop after I wrote my words at my desk tonight!!)

    Offered as a chart -- direct from France, I think there are special stitches in here, but since I can't read French... I'll have to figure that out from the chart!

    Summer Garden from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Summer Garden
    from The Drawn Thread!

    Cynthia's 6th Garden Scene Sampler -- we now have all four seasons as well has the Herb and Butterfly Gardens. Always the charming house in the center... she surrounds it with a LAVISH blooming garden of all the things quintessential to its season! With a stitch count of 289 x 63, this finishes (like the rest) at approx 4 x 18, and is worked on 32ct Summer Khaki Linen.

    It is coded for Needlepoint Inc and Dinky Dyes silks... and **for a limited time**, we have the thread packs available as well! (sorry, no open-stock thread packs) We LOVE, LOVE these gardens, because Cynthia loads them full of special stitches that look neat even on the CHART, not to mention stitched in person!
    The Little Birds Sampler from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more

    The Little Birds Sampler
    from The Drawn Thread!

    Oh my gosh, this is a charming piece! A long, skinny alphabet -- that is stuffed full of garden treasures and a ton of birds. Cats, squirrels, mice, birds, birdhouses and birdbaths, and LOTS of silks and special stitches... this measures 54 x 336 stitches in size.

    Worked on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast Linen -- it'll turn out approx 3 x 21. Again, we have silk packs of Needlepoint Inc and Dinky Dyes silks available for this for a limited time... at least 24 different colors in here! (not available open-stock) Of special note to the industry -- Cynthia has special watermarked paper in this pattern. If it is copied illegally... the chart has eyes in the back of its head and will tattle!!!!!


    Wild Rose Needlebook and Scissor Case Set - click to see more Wild Rose Needlebook and Scissor Case Set
    from Faby Reilly Designs
    Faby Reilly does the most elegant florals -- so light and delicate -- we have a new set presented as a scissor case and fob with matching needlebook. Some of the most beautiful charting by Creative Poppy on these, everything is worked in DMC floss on 32ct White Belfast Linen, and features a few gold seed beads in the rose center. The case finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5 -- and is stitched on both the outside sides and a little on the inside.

    The scissor case is decorated with the same gorgeous pink roses and darker pink buds, and is the prefect size for a 3-1/2 or 4-inch embroidery scissor. Offered in two different charts -- the needlebook in one, the scissor case and fob in the other. Just lovely!

    Faby Reilly Designs Sonny The Snowman Pendant - click to see more Sonny The Snowman Pendant
    from Faby Reilly
    Isn't his little guy CUTE????? He is a THREE-SIDED pendant stitched on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen with regular DMC flosses. Each of the three sides is an individual design -- Sonny, his mittens, and that charming top hat and bird perched atop. Each side measures approx 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. So if you construct this into the pendant, it'll make a generously sized tree ornament.

    So cute and different, you can trim up the edges a little and make a neat beaded hanger if you like. Offered as a chart.

    Mill Hill Angel Trilogy - Mini Kits for 2014 - click for more    Mill Hill Celebration Santas - Mini Kits for 2014 - click for more
    Mill Hill Presents Christmas 2014!
    24 New designs to dazzle -- you'll have plenty of time to work on these since Summer isn't even here yet!!!!
  • Angel Trilogy -- Three perforated paper ornaments, these go with the Nativity Series of Mill Hill's. Finishing approx 4 x 5, they are designs 10, 11 and 12 in this set and join the Holy Family, Shepherds, and The Magi.
  • Celebration Santas -- Our 16th Annual Set of three perforated paper Santa ornaments, this year's finish approx 3 x 5 like the rest, and represent our Classic American Santa, along with a French and Mexican Santa. This is such an anticipated set every year... we've organized them all on their own page for you!
  • Mill Hill Winter Series of 2014 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
  • Winter Series of 2014 Button & Bead Kits -- The classics that finish approx 5 x 5... our shop models are always stitched on linen rather than the provided perf paper. Gorgeous wintery decorations, you can frame these, make them into small hanging pillows, stand-up cubes or even banners and quilts. I love the Ginger Friends, Palace Theatre is this year's addition to the Christmas Village. (Awesome finished into those stand-up cubes!) But that Nuthatch matches last year's Chickadees... and that was the Best Seller last year, so you'll want this one to match!
  • Mill Hill Winter Holiday for 2014 - click for more
  • Winter Holiday -- The annual smaller kits are here... most match other ornaments from previous years... all are worked on 14ct perf paper with beaded embellishment. The Drummer Boy goes with previous smaller Nativity pieces, and I love that little Scottie!!!! We have a million of these smaller designs, that look great on your tree.
  • Mill Hill Autumn 2014 Christmas Jewels - click for more
  • Christmas Jewels -- A second set of baubles to match those that released a few years ago... these look like old-fashioned glass ornaments! Perforated Paper, with lots of deep royal colors and glisteny beads... everyone loves the first set. Each finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2.


  • Puffin & Co Needle Nanny Bat - click for more
    New Pieces by Puffin & Co!
    We have several new pieces to add to your Puffin & Co collection of copper, nickel and brass stitching tools! Check out these delightful little needle threaders!!! A kitty and puppy... they aren't even an inch high, but do measure 1-1/4 inches with their attached threader.

    So DARN cute, they feature a magnet on their backs so they'll cling to your stitching lamp or chart holder... or even the refrigerator or a filing cabinet! I keep this kind of thing in my Needle Safe -- it's a little plastic box that features a magnetic lining.
    Anyway, always fun gadgets... Puffin has new Needle Nannies and Counting Pins as well!


    Autumn in the Square by Just Nan -- click to see more! Presenting Miss Kitty's Pin Embellished Pin Cube!
    Just Nan has announced a very Limited Edition bitty Pin Cube that is darling!!!! Miss Kitty's Cube measures a mere 1-1/2 inches in size, and is stitched on 32ct Ash Rose Belfast Linen in DMC flosses. Covered in Summer Blossoms there is a mixed bouquet on the top and a different floral motif with matching Bargello border on each side.

    Everything is garnished with glass beads as well... and can you see little Miss Kitty -- the Charm Garden Pin sticking out from the top? She's protecting her garden!!! Easy finishing instructions are included... the small chart includes the beads and a butterfly charm embellishment. OUR Miss Kitty's Cubes come with the Charm Garden Pin... as they are Limited -- to the same number as the charts! Due to arrive in the shop May 14th -ish!!!


    Just Cross Stitch Special Halloween Collector's Issue - click to see more Just Cross Stitch Magazine October Issue - click to see more Just Cross Stitch Annual Christmas Ornament Issue - click to see more
    Just Cross Stitch Magazine Announces Annual Halloween and Ornament Issue Details!
    Every year, we are treated to collections of Halloween and Christmas designs in various issues of Just Cross Stitch Magazine. The Christmas Ornament Issues have been around since the 90's, and the Halloween ones began several years ago. Let me organize all four issues that everyone loves to collect each year. We can send them to you as they are released... or hold them all for shipment when they finally arrive. (My quoted prices are from memory... I know they aren't all the same price... but these are pretty close. And... watch the release dates... see if you can wait that long.)

    Before we list everything... this is a great time to remind you of all the past issues of JCS Magazines... 1991 through 2000, and then 2001 through 2010... 20 years of magazines are now all in PDF format on CDs! EVERYTHING is beautifully organized and presented... absolutely and totally wonderful! (The premier Ornament Issue is on the 91-00 collection) Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly has a CD too!

  • Special Halloween Collector's Issue Ships to us July 10-ish. It contains 52 Spooky and Festive designs this year!!! Usually runs $9.99-ish, and is NOT a regular monthly issue. Much larger.
  • October Issue Ships to us August 12-ish. This one has a focus on Autumn, with a little bit of Halloween tossed in. Orange, brown, yellow and teal color themes in designs this year.
  • Annual Christmas Ornament Issue Ships to us September -- right after Labor Day September 5th-ish. The favorite -- 75 or so exclusive ornament designs, so for $8-ish... it's a great value!

  • In Full Glory from Blackbird Designs - click for more
    In Full Glory
    from Blackbird Designs
    Blackbird Designs has a couple of new releases... Barb and Alma's next Loose Feathers -- #10 Mother's Day, as well as this festive colonial house!

    A new Reward of Merit design, this is offered in small chart format, and finishes the size of a generous pin cushion. The wavy flag is really neat, the bald eagle seems to be holding it! The urn of flowers beside the house is pretty just by itself, as well.

    Bees Hum from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Bees Hum from Just Another Button Company!
    Art to Heart has a plump FLORAL beehive that Just Another Button Company has charted into Cross Stitch. Can you see the flower design in the hive? Stitched on Week's Dye Works 30ct Honeysuckle hand-dyed linen with 11 different hand-dyed or DMC flosses, the chart comes with the collection of button embellishments -- three bees and a smattering of deep purple buttons for the flower stems.

    Art to Heart has a Garden Song Quilt design... this is the second panel of it that JABCO has charted for us. Finishes approx 7-1/2 inches square... I just LOVE that floral pattern in the hive, and the pretty collection of warm buttermilk and butterscotch colors against the Forest Glade and Tomato greens and reds!

    Blossom & Bloom from Erica Michaels - click for more Blossom & Bloom from Erica Michaels
    Erica Michaels has three new releases... Blossom & Bloom needs to be stitched and perched atop your kitchen sink windowsill! Measuring 75 x 74 stitches, it finishes out at only 1.9 inches square -- tuck it into one of our bitty frames -- and surely you'll find an empty 2-inch space for it!

    Offered as a chart, with small cut of 40ct silk gauze, this is worked with DMC and overdyed flosses in all 1/2 crosses. If you choose a 28ct linen or 14ct Aida as alternative stitching fabrics, this will top out at 5 x 5.


    Navy Seal from Cody Country Crossstitch - click to see more Army Seal from Cody Country Crossstitch - click to see more Marine Corps Seal from Cody Country Crossstitch - click to see more Coast Guard Seal from Cody Country Crossstitch - click to see more National Guard Seal from Cody Country Crossstitch - click to see more
    Military Seals from Cody Country Crossstitch
    We have a trunk show in the shop right now from Cody Country Cross Stitch -- patriotic and military designs that are all offered in chart format.

    Pictured here are 5 Seals -- each measuring approx 10 inches round when worked on 14/28ct. Each has an alphabet for personalization if you'd like to add that. Charted for DMC floss, there are no quarter or half stitches, and no backstitches -- just regular crosses!

    American Pride from Cody Country Crossstitch - click to see more
    American Pride
    from Cody Country Crossstitch
    Quite a dynamic statement! The American Flag is super-imposed on the head of a bald eagle! Offered as a chart, this measures 230 x 188 in stitch count and is worked on black fabric.

    Choose that count carefully, as black can be a challenge to see when stitching. Navy blue can help!

    Rebecca from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Rebecca from Carriage House Samplings
    Kathy Barrick has a new piece -- a charming bunny -- just sitting here! I think part of the charm of the piece is all the design repetition of all the small motifs and shapes in here. The leaves in the vine, alphabet letters and butterflies in the background, and the negative patterns in Rebecca are all basically the same size -- and they dazzle your eye and brain! Then, you get the play of the diagonals from the date block, the ground and again-- the leaves -- lots of balanced repetition in here!

    Offered as a chart, Rebecca measures 106 x 153 stitches and is worked in silks or DMC flosses. Very cute piece, I think she'd make a stunning pillow (finished with some lavish silk fabrics!) perched on a guest bedroom bed.

    Holy Family, Little Drummer Boy and A Long Winter's Nap Stockings
    from Heaven & Earth Designs
    Holy Family, Little Drummer Boy and A Long Winter's Nap Stockings from Heaven and Earth Designs - click to see more Heaven & Earth delivers the most stunning charts of famous works of art for Cross Stitch... I definitely cannot do any of Michelle's things justice with just a few words. This is a trio of designs -- each offered in it's own chart format -- that promise heirloom stockings to treasure forever. NOT for the faint-of-stitcher, or one who catches *a few hours here and there for relaxation* -- you need to be serious about stitching to commit to making even just one of these.
  • Holy Family by Dona Gelsinger uses 89 DMC colors in its 218 x 313 size.
  • Little Drummer Boy by Dona Gelsinger has 90 colors in his 180 x 275 stitches
  • and
  • Long Winter's Nap also by Dona Gelsinger is larger at 253 x 378 - again with 90 colors.
  • Just exquiste!

    Exquisite Ornaments!
    from Heaven & Earth Designs
    Four Exquisite Ornaments! from Heaven and Earth Designs - click to see more Here is a set of 4 *Ornament* designs -- they each measure 175 stitches in diameter -- so over ONE on 25ct, they finish 6 inches in size! Pretty generous for ornaments!!!!!! SOOOO.... what about gorgeous framed pieces worked over two on something reasonable like 32? That'd make them 11 x 11! Scott Gustafson's work is showcased in the Decorating The Wreath piece, while Donna Gelsinger's work appears on the other three.

    89 and 90 Colors of DMC floss in each, as you can see the shading and design details are incredible. The charts are very involved... clearly printed... but challenging to follow because of all the design detail and color changes. Blow up the charts, and get a highlighter to mark areas you've already stitched. Just amazing charts and designs to look at... some of you can stitch these, and you are just as amazing!!!

    Elephants Walk from Fern RidgeCollections
    ***The Fern Ridge Gals have been busy again... we have 10 new things...!!!
    Elephants Walk from Fern Ridge - click to see more Elephants Walk from Fern Ridge - click to see more Elephants Walk is just one pair and makes me want to go to Africa!!! A matching 10-ish x 2-ish sewing case and scissor fob the colors in these are stunning -- cinnabar, cucumber green, golds and black. The COMPLETE kit for the little case is amazing! You get the 28ct Cashel Linen, the cinnabar printed lining fabric, chart for the little parade of elephants tramping across the outside your case, and small panels inside.

    Lovely beads for the edge trim are here, beads and a magnet for the closure loop, and a tiny crystal butterfly for one of the palm trees. Three different brands of floss are in here, along with Gloriana silk. Because the little case has interior pockets, you even get the tiny wooden elephant thread winder -- it is 1-1/8 inches, and a 2-inch ruler... along WITH the black 3-inch scissors AND a 1-1/2 inch elephant thread waxer!!! (They tell us that shape is made using an antique candy mold!)

    THEN... you'll need the matching Elephants Walk Peyote Stitch scissor fob -- remember, you have the scissors in the sewing roll kit! It is a small piece that features lavish beaded fringe and a neat elephant charm. Same awesome colors, and another crystal butterfly! The fob is offered as a complete kit as well.
    Make sure you click to see the other 5 charming sets of fobs, boxes and matching cases!

    M Woods 1759 from Milady's Needle - click for more M Woods 1759 from Milady's Needle
    This is a reproduction of a charming antique sampler stitched (most likely) in Norfolk Va. (You can see the pic of the original on the back cover of the chart.) A petite 10-3/4 x 8-1/2 in size, it is so colorful and packed full of balanced motifs. Something about it just speaks to me!

    Just a few Eyelets, and several inconsistencies in the charts of the motifs and borders, it's not too big and impossible to stitch. Pretty colors as well... it is charted for silks or DMCs. Offered as a chart.

    Colorful Epoxy Scissors from Bohin of France
    Colorful Epoxy Scissors by Bohin of France What fun and pretty pieces!!! These 4-1/2 inch scissors are steel, and covered with a baked on epoxy finish of bold color. Perfect to match a cute fob you have stitched or super bold to tuck in to a colorful sewing case, each one is nice and tight in cutting action. Not too lightweight or flimsy, they are sharp at the tips, and I think a little more heavy-duty than some of our 3-1/2 inch styles. Fun neat additions to our scissor collection!

    To help you with the scissor colors, here are DMC equivalents for your reference:
  • The Red matches DMC #815
  • Yellow is closest to #742
  • Violet/Purple are closest to #3835
  • Lime Green are #906
  • Pink (Fuchsia) matches DMC #601
  • Azure Blue is close to #3843


  • Just Cross Stitch Magazine Archive DVD 1991 through 2000 - click to see more Presenting the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Archive DVD of 1991 through 2000!
    Ever gone nuts trying to find a design in one of your old magazines??? Just Cross Stitch has just finished archiving its third DVD of 10 YEARS of JCS Magazine! Including every page of every past issue published between 1991 and 2001... the words *Nostalgic, Vintage, Heirloom and Retro* come to mind... along with Oh My Gosh!

    This particular DVD even contains the ORIGINAL 1997 Premier Annual Ornament Issue. Lots of designs that have been the property of the magazine, and not the original designers, all three of these DVD's have been done beautifully. The discs feature fully searchable PDFs and printer-friendly charts. WAY COOL!


    Walk with Mom from Handblessings - click to see more Walk with Dad from Handblessings - click to see more Baseball Player from Handblessings - click to see more Soccer Player from Handblessings - click to see more Have Wagon Will Travel from Handblessings - click to see more
    Summer Memories Silhouettes from Handblessings
    Walk with Mom -- Walk with Dad -- Baseball and Soccer Players -- Have Wagon Will Travel...
    Aren't these neat designs? Stitched on virtually any fabric you like best... choose a single color of floss... and stitch a memory of childhood. If your little person needs to be a girl -- everything is charted with an optional pony tail!!! Finishing various different sizes -- these are generally 4 x 6-ish in size.

    Each chart includes a heart charm embellishment -- always tucked up high in one of the trees. Timeless designs, not cluttered. They'd make neat photo album covers!


    New From Curly Girl and Mill Hill... click for more
    New From Curly Girl and Mill Hill
    We have four new kits by Curly Girl Designs that are full of personality and inspiration. (#'s 13, 14, 15 and 16 in this collection of designs!) Stitched on either Navy or Star Sapphire 28ct linen in loads of DMC flosses, these feature small bits of beaded embellishment... but much more Cross Stitch than beading. Finishing approx 7 x 7, they are colorful, fresh, young, upbeat, and VERY up-to-date. Stitch these for any young lady in your life -- and she will love you!
  • Sparkle -- Every once in a while we get a moment when all the world needs us to do is just stand there and sparkle! OHhhh... isn't that neat? What a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion or life milestone... or just a special personality! Worked in tons of white with some opalescent metallics on navy.
  • Dandelion -- Someday is made up of a thousand tiny nows. Every marvelous possibility is a bundle of very little things... Stitched on 28ct Star Sapphire Linen, SO simple and stunning!
  • Off Your Path -- Sometimes your journey will take you off of your path. It's all part of the same trip. Great words of encouragement for someone who thinks they are still trying to find their way! (I love that little flowered camper... wouldn't that we a riot to travel cross country in???)
  • Fireflies -- If there was never any darkness, we would never see the fireflies. Something to remind us that there is good in so many things... and that we can get through things...to the other side. Stitched on Navy... the beads in this are super bright -- just like the fireflies!

  • Carols on the Square from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Carols on the Square from Praiseworthy Stitches
    Praiseworthy Stitches has released this year's Christmas Scene -- a companion Santa's Midnight Flight. (We're starting to get a fun collection of these patterns -- just like their series of Halloween Haunted Houses! VERY detailed and full of whimsical design elements.) Back to Christmas! *Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!* Stitched on Picture This Plus 32ct Nocturne hand-dyed linen, a 24 x 27 cut, the linen is a gorgeous greyed-denim blue -- a fantastic darkened winter sky on a cloudy, snowy evening.

    The charming houses in the village are lit for the Holidays, and everyone seems to be out tonight caroling. Santa is up there in his sleigh... yes, he is standing... because this is his sleigh -- not a rowboat! The big tree in the foreground is full of stitched texture, it features Smyrnas if you like. Houses feature Satin Stitched planks, while windows are decorated with mini-garlands of petite glass seed beads. You're going to need a few reels of metallic blending filament, those three seed bead colors and LOTS of Weeks and Gentle Art over-dyed flosses -- 53 skeins in all!!!!!! The colors in this are Grand!!! There are even a pair of JABCO buttons up in the top corners -- Rudolph and the sleigh! Very enchanting this year... just break down and get it... it'll be fun to page through and start when it's 100 degrees this summer!!!

    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 7 new designs... all presented in small card format charts. Here are just 3 of them...
  • 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!


  • Wooden Flag Threadkeep from Priscilla's Pocket Lots of Patriotic from Priscilla's Pocket!!!
    A TERRIFIC Miniature Wooden Thread Keep -- along with a pair of great charts -- these are beautiful, timeless designs.
  • First, that little flag! It is a hand-made piece of wood -- different varieties layered together like a cane of JABCO button clay -- then it is SAWED (sliced) to make this lovely 1-1/2 x 2 inch miniature flag!!! Beautifully rounded and finished, I'm not sure you actually want to cover it up by winding thread around it! STUNNING inside of any patriotic sewing case! It's a pricey little thing, and we don't have many... but it's a gorgeous piece of art!
  • Patriot's Trio from Priscilla's Pocket Spacious Skies from Priscilla's Pocket
  • Spacious Skies -- A sophisticated, monochromatic piece, the stitch count is 85 x 84, and it is worked in only one color. Choose a pretty hand-dyed for interest -- black, dark navy, rich deep red... whatever you like. If you want to mount it on Priscilla's little hornbook... get it first to match your thread and fabric colors -- you'll just need any 36ct.
  • Patriot's Trio -- Here's another set of designs that can be framed or stitched to fit on those fun little Miniature Hornbook Paddles. Worked on 35ct Weeks Tin Roof linen with hand-dyeds of Dried Thyme, Garden Gate, Grecian Gold, Old Red Paint, Parchment, Shaker White, Uniform Blue and Lancaster Red... these are absolutely enchanting pieces! All three are offered in the same chart.

  • The Garden Fair from Blackbird Designs - click for more The Garden Fair from Blackbird Designs
    Blackbird has a pretty new garden urn piece, surrounded by a floral border that could fit on top of a small box, or finish into a petite pillow. Stitched on 32ct Hoffman's Special Blend by R & R, this uses a palette of Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds that are included in the kit... Wild Berries, Cinnamon Toast, Clay Pot, Hazelnut, Onion Skin, Pea pod, Stepping Stones, Used Brick, and Weeping Willow.

    The 32ct linen is a new addition to the hand-dyed fabrics we have had... it is a classic R & R light brown hand-dyed color. The Garden Fair is an exclusive design to Hoffman Distributing Company and is offered as the chart with nine Classic Colorworks complete floss skeins. The R & R linen is offered separately.

    A Tisket * A Tasket from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view A Tisket * A Tasket
    from Shepherd's Bush
    Such a snappy, stylized Spring basket of flowers, Tina and Terri share childhood memories of making paper baskets and filling them with flowers -- a gift to their mother. This 5 x 6 confection features a lavish array of florals in the oversized basket, with a tiny village beneath.

    The basket itself looks like it's full of textured stitches, but it is the play of the threads. Offered as a complete kit of chart, 32ct hand-dyed linen, silks and cottons and button embellishments.

    Presenting a Pair of Limited Edition Kits by Lizzie Kate!
    Song of Spring from Lizzie*Kate - click for more Song of Spring: A pretty chocolate brown polka dot pillow accents your stitching. This is a tiny spot motif sampler of everything Spring -- bunnies, birds, flowers and eggs. Stitched with Week's Dye Works flosses it is embellished with small matching beads, buttons and charms. Offered as a complete kit, you get Linda's chart, cut of 32ct Lambswool Linen, all the necessary Weeks and DMC flosses, embellishments, baby rik-rak, lace, AND the chocolate polka dot fabric! The creme bunny fob project is also included -- threads, embellishments -- everything. Complete finishing instructions are included for your 4 x 7-ish pillow... the whole thing is PRECIOUS!!!

    Do Your Best from Lizzie*Kate - click for more Do Your Best: A sweet bit of advice from home... this design has a home-made/stitcher theme to it. The tiny sampler is finished into a pin pillow, and accents the coordinating strawberry emery -- that kind of resembles a carrot!!! Linda's kit contains everything needed for this pair! Chart, the 28ct Natural linen, Weeks Dye Works flosses, beads, buttons and a bitty stork scissor charm, Weeks wool for the berry leaves, two different sizes of rik rak trim, a length of twine, and that darling antique alphabet pillow fabric! Complete finishing instructions in here, as well; this little clear box is full! Just so sweet!


    SNOWBELLES By Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill - click for more
    Presenting SNOWBELLES By Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
    Well... Mill Hill pegged the weather correctly when they packed our box of these TOO CUTE new little guys!!! Who knew the entire country would be dealing with snow and snow, and snow....? Debbie Mumm has designed a set of 5 Bells -- Snowbelles - to be exact. Darling little snowmen with bell-bottoms!!!

    All offered as complete kits, they are worked on 14ct white perforated paper with DMC floss and smatterings of Mill Hill glass beads. Each finishes approx 4 x 5-1/4... much smaller than the actual things in your front yard!!! So... we introduce: Jingle, Jangle, Freezy, Flurry and Frank!

    Owl Birth Sampler from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more Owl Birth Sampler
    from Cherry Hill Stitchery

    OHHHH... this is PRECIOUS!
    *Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a sweet prayer and kiss me goodnight.* How can you NOT fall in love with that??? (or the little person it's asking for!) Cherry Hill Stitchery has a new piece than can double as a birth sampler... or simply be the most charming thing hanging on your child's wall.

    Charted for DMC colors of corals and aquas the stitch count is 96 x 163. There is an alphabet and set of numerals included for personalization... so choose your favorite fabric -- it can be anything -- and add this to your stitching schedule for 2014!!!!! Offered as a chart.


    8 charts from The Wizard of Oz... all stitched together... from Brooke's Books -- click to see more
    Dorothy Gale from Brooke's Books -- click to see more Great & Powerful Oz from Brooke's Books -- click to see more The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz!
    from Brooke's Books
    Brooke Nolan has released a set of 8 characters from The Wizard of Oz. Offered in chart format, each is coded for DMC floss and some feature metallics for an extra punch of color. Stitch counts for all are 52 wide... and heights range from 58 stitches (the Flying Monkey) to 104 (The Wicked Witch of the West.)

    Cute as can be... even though you are seeing digital images and not the actual stitched pieces... they'll finish approx 4 x 4 to 4 x 7 in size -- on the large side for ornaments, but if you do them on paper, they'd be awfully neat. Anyway... colorful, familiar, and fun!

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