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New Punchneedle from Threads That Bind
Threads That Bind's Shawn continues to bring us delightful Punch Needle designs -- hers are simply the BEST! Get out your DMC flosses -- she doesn't call for the hand-dyeds (that can exponentially escalate your cost)... she creates all this charm with her 3 and 6-strand punch needles, or the #1 on her Cameo Needle!!! We have 15 new designs... I was only going to pick up a few new ones... but I couldn't help myself! Models of almost all of them grace the shop -- we are so lucky!!!!!!
Everything is offered as the line drawing stamped onto a GENEROUS cut of khaki Weaver's cloth -- large enough to fit in larger hoops and stands. Just luscious... we're starting classes again, as well! Flowers, Chickens, Sheep, Halloween, Winter and Christmas... the collection is tons of fun!
Delivering Peppermints and Candy Canes
from Homespun Elegance
Homespun Elegance has new design -- an Owl-Santa is doing the deliveries with his cute candy-bucket! Stitched on R & R's 30ct Mink -- regular Natural or Khaki Aida looks great as well (good fabric alternatives). DMC or Week's flosses are called for, and there are amber shell buttons used on the wagon wheels down at the bottom. (Use the darker mangy side of them!)
The peppermints at the top can be cross-stitched, or made from white buttons with red stitches over them to look like mints. (We thought of the JABCO peppermint buttons as well -- you can soak them in coffee to get them darker.) Lots of cute options here, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 30ct -- Sandra has used Week's Merlot Wool for her backing -- it'd make a stunning pillow background!
Merry Noel Collection: You Better Not Pout & Owls Love Christmas Too!
from Homespun Elegance
Two more ornaments this year -- ALWAYS cute options for your tree, both follow a dusty, antique color shceme and are coded for either DMC or hand-dyed flosses.
Winter Wienerland from Plum Street Samplers
Well... if you liked *Halloweenies,* you'll have to have Winter Wienerland, too!!! Another pair of Weenie Dogs, all decked out for the season.
It features pretty red and green hand-dyeds along with some of the same design elements as the Halloween piece, but this time we have a Santa hat and some snowmen to *visit* in the yard! Offered as a chart, stitch count is 170 x 73, and it can be worked on any fabric that makes you happy!
Three Little Proverbs
from Heartstring Samplery
Heartstring Samplery has a trio of small samplers that actually would look great all framed and displayed together -- but just fine all by themselves, too! (time is always a factor!)
Sleigh Rides and Snowflakes
from The Scarlet House
Here's a chilly scene, cold and quiet! Stitch the entire thing, or leave off the words -- there are big snowflakes in the background (sort of hard to see in our image, but they're there!) that you can re-arrange in behind the evergreens. Scarlet House presents this design in chart format that is worked on a dusky hand-dyed -- lots of good colors come to mind (like Week's Tin Roof).
The stitch count is 220 x 138, and colors listed are either Sampler Threads or DMC. Dried Thyme, Forest Glade, Country Redwood, Wood Smoke, Tin Bucket, Chalk, Picnic Basket, Wood Trail, Deep Forest and Espresso Bean... you can just feel the deep, quiet colors. The dogs and bunnies are worked over one thread -- everything else is over 2.
Christmas Candy Cane Sampler
from Cherry Hill Stitchery
Here's a cute piece -- a cheerful snowman cameo surrounded by a few borders and motifs of the snowy season... this is offered as a chart. With a stitch count of 189 x 72, choose any fabric you like to work on -- just make sure the white will show up on it.
Charted for good old DMC floss, there are no special stitches or hand-dyed flosses or embellishments -- but you can always get carried away if you want to! Just a cute design.
Isabill Robb 1803
from Samplers Not Forgotten
Such a pretty sampler that our image doesn't come close to doing it justice. This has a stitch count of 447 x 481 -- so on 36ct, for instance, it'll finish approx 25 x 27 -- awesomely huge!
LOTS of delicate design detail in here... great floral borders, some over-one work, lots of elegant floral motifs. Charted for DMC or silk, there are only 11 colors used. Really nice balance, this is offered as a chart.
Wondrous from Pine Mountain Designs
A tiny street scene that has become magical because of the addition of Santa and his reindeer... stitch this 7 x 9 pillow as a small Christmas decoration to perch on a chilly windowsill!
These are so EASY to stitch because the 18ct Aida fabric panel COMES OUT OF THE PILLOW so all you are holding in your hand is a small piece of fabric. Leave the finished pillow at home, grab this for the car, stitch it while you're away, and just tuck it into the pillow when you get home!
Offered as a complete kit -- a really good bargain -- it features a brick-y red pillow with beige aida, and includes all the flosses and needle.
Gratitude and Toy Store
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks continues two of her on-going series of designs with these next two releases. Gratitude is #11 in the Little Sheep Virtues set -- 30ct Dark Chino Linen, DMC flosses.
Toy Store is another charming building in your Hometown Holiday Village set.
Stitch these individually and finish into stand-ups -- this is your 5th building in that set. Both are offered as small charts.
The first design in Nikki's new Frosty Forest series is here! Wintery and full of blue-grey color, this set promises 9 designs that can be worked individually or together -- 3 x 3. Stitched on 32ct Pearl Gray Linen, we are frustrated to learn that the fabric won't be delivered for another month! You can patiently wait for the Pearl Gray, or get creative and choose something else you like better! (The Cross Stitch Police will not come calling!)
Raccoon Cabin is darling, and finishes approx 4 x 4. Worked with DMC flosses and Pecan Pie Sampler Thread, it features a tiny bluebird (very blue-grey and winter-y looking) who looks great perched atop the pine tree. We are shipping the charts and bird button now... and holding onto fabric orders for late delivery!
Good News Snowglobe from Bent Creek
It's our Lucky-13 Year for Bent Creek Snowglobes -- this year's has just arrived -- and its a little angel advertising Good News! Offered as a kit -- just like the previous 12 others -- she's worked in one strand of Perle Cotton on the 18ct Natural Linen, and finishes approx 6 x 6. The *Snow* floating in the globe are white glass seed beads scattered here and there.
Quick to stitch, these look good finished into small stand-up cubes. Cute as can be, I estimate 3 hours stitching time -- TOPS!
4-Seasons Flip-Its for 2014: A Sneak Peek!
Lizzie Kate has announced 4 little Flip-its that will ship this coming January and March that celebrate the 4 seasons! They don't *say* the months on them... so if you live half way around the world and your months aren't the same wintery ones as ours are -- you will LOVE these!
The Spring-y and Summer-y patterns release in January, followed by Autumn and Winter in March. Measuring just 61 x 75 in stitch count, you can work them individually, or join them together in one 275 x 99 confection which is surrounded by the free border chart that will be showing up on LK's website soon! To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.
Stitched on 28ct Amber Linen, each little card comes with a trio of tiny button embellishments, as well. Sooooooo. we're taking reservations for this small set... cards only, cards and 4 small 9 x 9 fabric cuts of 28ct Amber Linen or cards and one larger 13 x 27 cut of 28 Amber. Let us know and we'll include you in our shipments!
Christmas 2013 from Shepherd's Bush
We have a few new Christmas Treats coming this next week from Tina and Teri, always such a nice surprise because it's fun to get cute Christmas stuff AT Christmastime!!!
Pere Noel Unjour
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!
from The Tralala Collection
What a pretty, wild tulip basket -- a flowing vine along with a couple of hungry blackbirds! From Tra La La, this is one of three new designs we have. I love the curves in this -- it measures 92 x 100 in size and is shown in summery colors. Picture it with those same black birds and rusty flowers with a golden alphabet... the shape of the design is really good, you can fit it to lots of color schemes.
Directly from France... the chart is coded for DMC and Sampler Threads. That's all I can read -- but it's enough! Make sure to see our other new offerings by Tra La La!
Temps de neige from Lilli Violette
The Best Time of Year... When everyone comes home! This is a really neat design -- but you really can't tell from the cover -- because that is a digital image of the chart.
A pretty house scene with that cool sentiment, this is stitched in only 2 colors -- the house color (you can use any color you with if you don't like the brick red), and the white snow. THE REST of the piece isn't stitched -- it's just your fabric showing through!
So elegant, there is a real pic on the back of the chart... but really a tiny teaser! By Lilli Violette, everything in the chart is written in French -- but you can decipher those DMC color numbers! Stitch Count is 237 x 195, this is offered as the chart.
Les Beaux Boutons from Zaza Picque
Something cute for the sewing room, this would make a pretty top to a button box (if you are an over-achiever) as well! With a stitch count of 97 x 112 and coded for DMC floss, you'll want to add some vintage buttons and maybe a few old pins to garnish.
Designed by Zaza Picque from France, the chart does NOT come with the buttons, lace or scissors shown, but does include the template for the finishing shape. I am sorry to say that the price on this is really $26... just because it comes from overseas (I guess?) Super expensive... but super cute, so I had to buy some!
Fancey Blackett's Brooms - Shoo from Pineberry Lane
What a fun name for a witch... and kind of a fun piece to stitch! Ms Blackett is flying around with side-kick kitty on her broom... is she *brewing* her brooms... or cooking up new ones??? A whimsical scenario, this is stitched on Week's 30ct Beige Linen in 10 different shades of regular DMC floss.
Approx 9 x 9, it is offered as a chart, and includes the distressing instructions to make your piece look like IT has been *brewed* by Ms Blackett!
Up On The Rooftop
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane as released #4 in her incredible Annual Snowglobe Series -- this one features Santa on the roof getting ready to drop down the chimney! Absolutely breathtaking detail in color shading and design detail, this entire ornament is only 82 x 82 stitches and is worked over one on 28ct, making it less than 3 x 3.
TONS of different DMC flosses from your stash, since there are so many called for in here... you won't use much of any of the colors!!! Look for the companion designs in your stash -- 2010 is The Snow Day, 2011 is Midnight Ride, and 2012 is The Carolers. These are all stunning! Get them and stash them away for a 110 degree month next summer when you can stay inside stitching!!!!!
We have two fun new scissors that are straight out of ANTIQUE! Teeny, weeny, squatty snips... these measure only 2-1/4 inches in total length, with blades a mere 1/2 an inch long. Chunky little handles, they look like they are about 150 years old!
Offered in two different finishes, Antiqued Gold and Antiqued Silver, these would be so charming on tiny stitched fobs, and really cool tucked inside antiqued sewing cases.
from Heart in Hand
This IS *Tree Weekend* -- I guess the 'unofficial start' to Christmas! We never stuck our tree on top of the car, but I do remember going out with my mom to choose a tree and we would go to SEVERAL tree lots before we found the perfect tree! It was always Dad's job to get it out of the car and set up!
Heart in Hand has sent a fun bitty chart that finishes approx 3 x 3-1/2 inches and sports a few 'holly berry' seed beads and a star button. Something cute to stitch and display the day after Thanksgiving!!!
Give Thanks from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird's second Sewing Box design is finally here... a pretty Harvest Basket full of fruits of the season. A petite piece, it fits into the top of a round band box - Lone Elm Lane's is featured in the pic. The leaflet also features a nosegay pin cushion design -- that is almost the same size as the basket -- and would look great on the top of the Shaker box as well!
Both are worked on R & R's Old Mill Java 30ct linen in Gentle Art Sampler Threads... using all the yummy colors you have in your stash! Brandy, Cidermill Brown, Country Redwood, Endive, Grape Arbor, Piney Woods, Pumpkin Pie, Tarnished Gold, Toffee, Weathered Barn, Wheatfield, and Woodrose. Both classic Blackbird Designs are offered in the same leaflet. This is leaflet #2 in Barb and Alma's series of round designs to fit into these cool Lone Elm Boxes... we are offering a leaflet-auto-ship -- with or without fabric options each release -- and we do have the stunning box that you re-use each month for your new designs.
A Multiplying Bird from Carriage House Samplings
I don't know what it is about multiplication tables in old needlework... but they always catch the eye and 'scream' *charm!* Kathy Barrick has a sweet bird that she has charted on a plain background... but then added that 'educational design element'... and doesn't he look spectacular!?
Charted for either silk or DMC floss, the table measures 137 x 137 inches. Pretty browns and rusts, I have no idea what you'll do if you need to know what 6 x 7 is, but who cares!!? Offered as a chart.
Autumn Spice & White from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has a tiny new design -- it measures a mere 32 x 32 stitches -- and just like it's seven companion designs -- it is worked in just ONE color of hand-dyed floss and white. This is actually a very pretty small set of designs that is worth a look. They'd make nice ornaments, small stand-up cubes, or even scissor fobs -- especially worked over one on ANYTHING!
Autumn Spice joins Holly, Pumpkin, Navy, Green, Purple, Red and Blue -- they are all cascading down our Bent Creek Chart pages. Very understated, these are a great way to showcase a pretty color of hand-dyed thread you have in your stash!
Announcing The Calendar Girls
from Little House Needleworks
Twelve Months -- Twelve Girls. Diane is presenting a new 12-part set of designs that will begin in December and continue through November of 2014. We kind-of-know-nothing about design content except that each chart will have a stitch count of 46 x 67.
Arrange your 12 projects in any shape (a long row, 3 x 4 panels, etc..) -- that may affect your fabric cut size. Recommended is 28ct Clay, but since that is a great Neutral color... your options are VERY open! No buttons are called for... just simple charts. Our Auto-Ship will include the charts only -- fabric is your call -- let us know what you want!
A Little Snow from Lizzie*Kate
Lizzie Kate has sent this cute little kit our way... and it's the perfect thing to remind us of all the things we LIKE about snow! A sleepy, cozy neighborhood with snowmen in the yard... and no sidewalks to shovel or snowbanks to dig out of... and gosh... all the snow in this little pic is WHITE!
Joining her other smaller kits (Love, Easter, Liberty and Christmas -- which are on our inside LK pages -- this comes with 28ct Amber Linen, an antiqued gold snowflake charm and a few white glass beads. There's even a tiny bonus fob design in here as well! Cute and Quick -- just like the others!
from With Thy Needle and Thread
All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle Well... every addicted Stitcher needs this sampler!!!! By Brenda Gervais, this measures 146 x 242 stitches -- so on 28ct, it'll be 10 x 17, and on 40ct it'll be 7-1/2 x 12. (You can choose any color and count you wish!) A pretty winding border that is not symetric, the house is neat, I love the little dogs in there, and of course, who isn't drawn to the charming scissors and her fun, trailing thread from her needle?
Great Week's Dye Works hand-dyed colors including Parchment, Straw, Peach, Putty, Pecan, Palomino, Sage, Oscar, Olive and Red Rocks... there is opportunity to add more rust colors as well. Offered as a chart.
Little Plush Animals with Stitched *Bibs!*
These are the cutest things for someone little and bitty in your life... or someone who 'collects!' DMC has a set of six -- 7-Inch stuffed animals that each feature an 18ct Aida stitching panel on an attached mini-bib.
Each little guy comes with 4 different charts as 'stitching suggestions'... but you can put anything on the 2 x 2-1/2 inch aida flap panel. It is attached at the top, but you can easily hold onto it to stitch on the fabric. SO cute and soft and cuddly... can you picture one of these all stitched up -- popping out of a Christmas Stocking on Christmas Morning???! Just something fun and really different.
Winter Wonders from Cherished Stitches
A lovely pin cushion design... this is a small sampler with just a few wintery motifs of a candle, reindeer and evergreen tree. The 4th and final design in Cherished Stitches set of sampler pin cushions... all 4 have been so pretty... and I am sorry to see the small set end!
Offered as a complete kit, Louise has included the 32ct Natural Linen, Weeks and Gentle Art flosses, the blue calico fabric, lace and buttons, and ribbon trims. The finished cushion measures approx 4 x 8, and it is so charming! I think the fabric *half* sets off the stitching so beautifully. Spring has sold out... Summer and Autumn are still in our shop baskets... but since Cherished Stitches is sold out of all of them... we won't be far behind!
Crazy Stitches Templates from Sew Cherished
This is quite an unusual product for us to be carrying... they are Crazy Quilt embroidery stitches rather than Cross Stitches. (But we can think outside the box!) VERY neat, this is a package of 35 different stitch diagrams that are actually stick-on templates that WASH off!
Your package includes 4 -- 11 x 17 sheets with 35 different 'borders' of cute stitches. Cut off what you need, stick it over the seams of whatever wool, velvet, cotton or silk you are wanting to embellish. Stitch over the lines, and then soak the fabric for an hour... and transfer sheets are GONE! You are left with perfect, balanced, straight, organized looking stitches. (NOT sloppy and crooked!)
***Remember beginning to stitch on pillow cases? My mom ironed on the templates... use these for your new little stitcher!*** (Lines they can follow... use floss or Perle Cotton... maybe Talk to Santa about leaving some plain pillow cases in those stockings!...)
In the booth at Market, Sew Cherished showed these stitches joining and embellishing stuffed pumpkins, bears, crazy quits -- just everything. I thought these were very cool, very 'open' to the creative mind, and I had to have them!!
Gingerbread Bakery from The Victoria Sampler
We are up to building #5 in this charming stitched Gingerbread Village! The Victoria Sampler has somehow designed the cutest miniature houses and even a tree, all garnished with 'drips' of white royal Icing, and lots of 'beaded cookies and candies!'
Joining their Church, Gingerbread Stitching House, Candy Cane Cottage and Tree Etui, you stitch each wall of this... even the roof, and construct the building. (The tiny gingerbread cookies on the roof are miniature buttons!) None of these are very large... our Stitching House model is something like 4 inches square and 3 inches high. Everything is offered in leaflet format, with fabric and the accessory packs of threads and embellishments offered separately.
Anyway, Gingerbread Bakery is charming, and comes in a leaflet FULL of detailed instructions and great finishing photos!
Gingerbread Cookies from The Victoria Sampler
Well, this is a cool chart... what a fun stitching project to complete, even if you aren't doing any of the matching village. Each cookie is stitched on 28ct Antique Almond Cashel Linen in reds, whites and an icy blue. The accessory pack contains all the silks and wools, beads, pearls and tiny 'candy' button embellishments.
As you can see, there really isn't much stitching on these AT ALL... so maybe after you've made your first set, you can get creative with the basic cookie shapes and add decorations from your stash to make more! Each ornament finishes approx 2-1/2 x 4 in size. Offered as the leaflet with accs pack separately.
Woodland Birdies Christmas Tartlets #3 from The Victoria Sampler
A precious trio of forest birds, Cathy Jean delivers a very detailed set of Quail, Owl and Woodpecker mini-tins this year -- her third annual set. Stitched on 28ct Dirty Cashel Linen (14ct khaki Aida will work, too) with Gentle Art and Weeks overdyeds, the accs pack contains that thread as well as the 21 red micro-buttons adorning each.
The little tartlet tins are offered separately -- they measure 3 inches in diameter at the front of the fluted edges, and an inch deep. Not a lot of stitching, but HUGE on visual impact as far as ornaments go, these are a DEFINITE! These join the baby fox, bear and squirrel from year one, and the raccoon, chipmunk and bunny from last year!
Holly & Hearts is Complete!
Lizzie Kate has finished her Christmas-themed Mystery Sampler... and HERE IT IS!
Three distinct panels to the design... you can stitch them individually if you want... or all together. (The thread color/symbol key is only offered in the Part One directions.)
A pretty floral basket sampler motif on the left, the verse in the center (Scrooge's favorite!) and then the charming little cottage on the right-hand panel, it's a very pretty little piece!
Stitched on Doubloon colored fabric -- simply a lightly distressed creme/taupe finish -- it calls for 12-ish Week's Dye Works hand-dyed flosses. We have all the 'pieces and parts'... just let us know what you need!
Shady Day from Sheepish Designs
Ohhhh... another golden-oldie by Sheepish Designs... we haven't had this pattern for years and years... but always loved it! Shady Day was originally published in 2004. It measures 98 x 191 in stitch count and is worked with a combination of Gentle Art Sampler Threads and DMC floss. All the sheep are so charming -- very organized beneath their billowing trees -- there are neat birds, a lazy, crooked and meandering alphabet, bold flowers, and those cool grassy hills.
There is mostly Cross Stitch in this... but bits of Lazy Daisies in the flower leaves and several places where Satin Stitches fill in giving extra texture to the flowers and those hills. This design has always captured the eye, and we're thrilled to have the chart back in stock!
Summer and Autumn Samplers from Nikyscreations
Nikycreations has four new pieces, I thought this pair was fun to highlight all the new. Scattered alphabets, sampler motifs stuffing the yards of the houses choose your favorite linen, a few hand-dyed flosses and get busy!
Both measure 99 x 99 stitches -- a perfect small size. Nice balance, charming motifs, I like them both. Offered as charts.
Here are 4 new designs by Sticks -- each finishing approx 7 x 5. Offered as complete kits, the Be Healthy and Be Thankful are stitched on 28ct Star Sapphire Linen with tons of DMC floss and a few beads. Terrifically gorgeous colors of rusts, buttermilk and teal blues, these two are definitely a pair.
Live By The Sun and Love By The Moon are also a pair. Stitched on 28ct dark chocolate brown linen, the colors are spectacular and the designs bold and fresh. VERY trendy and young... very *artzy-fartzy!!!* Pretty in a kitchen!
Felt Christmas Ornaments and Mini-Gift Sacks!
Ornaments Galore! We have 6 new kits to make a total of 36 different mini stockings, mittens and gift bag ornaments! Something fun to hang on the tree, each and every one of these measures approx 2 x 3 when finished. Traditional designs in classic reds, greens, navy, black and white, each kit contains its templates and pattern shapes with cutting instructions for all the ornament pieces. They also include all the felt, threads, beads and button embellishments (if any are needed) and the gold cord hangers! You'll do simple Blanket Stitches and a couple of Straight Stitch Holly springs, and attach a few beads, but that's it!! REALLY CUTE, the snowmen wear a 'backpack' back pocket to store treasures! (Maybe for Christmas $$?) Very small and quick... these might be good for a scout troop project... they'd be so retro and fun as a large collection on a tree, cute package ties, you decide! Buy all 6 and get a discount!
Erica Michaels has Winter and Christmas on her mind!
A trio of new releases... these are offered in chart format, and are stitched in miniature on the provided cut of 40ct silk gauze. 4 Seasons Winter is the second in a new Seasonal series... Linger in the Snowfall actually uses three different colors, although it looks like just two, and Believe features an unusual finishing treatment. All can be worked on any fabric you like, but that tiny gauze is just so enchanting!
Elmer the Elf -- Our November Secret Needle Night
It's time for Christmas and this little guy should help with the decorations! Finished as a cube standup you can give him little legs or not!
18 ct linen with Perles and Velvets we've decorated him with micro-sized sequins and petite seed beads. He finishes approx. 3. X 4, his kit includes chart, fabric, threads and embellishments. Mona's finishing kit offers his optional legs!
Merry Christmas to Thee from Abby Rose Designs
Here's a pretty Holiday Greeting by Abby Rose Designs. Measuring 85 x 83 stitches, choose a soft hand-dyed caramel-color linen to make yours look like the pic, or choose something else you like to work on!
The chart is coded for either DMC or overdyeds -- and uses Wood Trail, Lancaster Red, Baked Apple, Bullfrog, Molasses, Picnic Basket and Brandy. The pillow finishing is pretty on this as well!
The Snooty Parrots Sampler from Barbara Ana
No glory I covet! No riches I want! Ambition is nothing to me. The one thing I beg of kind Heaven to grant is a mind independent and free. Barbara Ana has a charming new sampler - but - she designed it to look and feel very old. A cool, unbalanced border, lots of little mistakes in counting scattered everywhere, and great motifs throughout... Check out the stars of the piece -- The Snooty Parrots!
So much pretty color it is stitched in either DMC or Sampler Threads and measures 248 x 329 stitches. onyx, Bayberry, sea spray, apple cider, cranberry, Grecian gold, dark chocolate, baby spinach, rhubarb and oatmeal, this piece is colorful and quite endearing! Offered as a chart. One of 3 new designs.
High Seas Biscornu
from Faby Reilly
Swirling waves surrounding a tiny sailboat, this is such a pretty piece. The shape of the cushion just adds to the movement of the rolling waves.
Stitched on 32ct antique white Belfast linen in a dozen shades of DMC floss, the stitch count is only 60 x 60. Offered as a chart.
Gingerbread Mouse, RE-RELEASED for a few short weeks from Just Nan
Arriving after Thanksgiving, Nan is re-releasing her original Gingerbread Mouse -- with a tail that is slightly different this time around -- a tiny antiqued brass hanger instead of silver. Little Mousie is the original pattern!!
Offered as that chart with tail piece and base filigree... make sure you get her, before she disappears down her mouse-hole again!
NOTE! Since this is a re-release, it isn't a part of our auto-ship. So if you want it, please order it in the usual way.
Christmas Thoughts Sampler and Stocking
from The Drawn Thread!
The Drawn Thread has 4 new releases -- models and patterns arrived today!!!
Christmas Thoughts is a cheerful spot motif sampler that hides the alphabet all over in between Wintery and Christmassy motifs. Stitched in reds, greens, golds and winter whites, every little letter is charming and surrounded by snowmen, candy canes, mittens, stars and all sorts of snowflakes and take-outs! The main sampler finishes 4 x 15 on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast Linen.
The stocking features a re-arranged version of the same design... so it finishes approx 6 x 14. Both have a smattering of petite glass bead embellishments, mother-of-pearl and brass stars, tiny micro-buttons, and green silk ribbon that ties around their package. Very pretty, they are offered as the chart with the embellishments. Fabric and Gentle Art Sampler Threads offered separately.
Miniature Needle Minders by Kelmscott!
Paula is beginning to produce exact replicas of her embroidery scissors in miniature -- as Needle Minders! Instead of 3-1/2 or 4-inch scissors, these are HALF the size, and just the cutest! Her other needle minders have the magnet attached to their backs -- these do not. (they are still magnetic, however.)
So... that means they are actual miniature scissor replicas (they do not open and close) and PERFECT as embellishments in addition to their 'minder job!' REALLY COOL!
AB's Little Guys All Dressed Up for the Harvest Season!
AB Designs has added to her *little people collection* ... and here are 4 for Thanksgiving!!!!! Each is stitched on basically any fabric you like, and then finished into very primitive pillows. Amy includes instructions for felting an old sweater in your washer, and then using THAT for pillow finishing! (Makes everyone warm and fuzzy!) Acorn Abe is my absolute favorite... he's only 30 x 63 stitches. Indian Corn and India Chief are tall and skinny -- 25 x 77-ish stitches, and Pilgrim Pete is 47 x 68. All of them are stitched with a combination of Weeks, Gentle Art or Crescent hand-dyed flosses. Just the cutest things, and perfect to display ALL AUTUMN LONG! Offered as small, individual card charts.
Winter in the Forest from Just Nan
The 4th and final seasonal house sampler is here. Nan has designed 4 charming scenes featuring little seasonal houses, surrounded by a lavish border. Candles in the windows, a wreath on the door, snowflakes and holly abound. Lots of lacy evergreens everywhere -- and I know you can't tell from the pic, but all the forest creatures are worked over one thread.
Worked on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast Linen, you'll need 3 skeins of DMC B5200 bright white to execute this 9 x 9 piece... which also features silver crystal and cream glass beads glistening throughout! Offered as the leaflet with embellishment pack... the other three in this set are very pretty. We've seen some center-panels-only, but I LOVE those strong, bold borders!
Here is a trio of mini-stocking ornaments -- kind of on the larger side of ornaments at 4-1/4 x 6 each -- these are worked on 30ct Natural Linen in a very soft palette of hand-dyed flosses. Each features a tiny brass charm, button or a few beads.
Since our Mona finished the models before publication -- the shop gals fell in love with these a several weeks ago and have anxiously awaited the pattern arrivals. Very, very cute, offered as a chart with embellishments.
...by the Breaths we take... but by the moments that take our breath away. A lesson in appreciating life... (I wonder if a respiratory specialist reads this the same way!)
Offered as a chart, it finishes approx 3 x 9 on 32ct.
...You don't have to see them to know they are there. Another of Lizzie Kate's Inspirational Boxers, the bonus chart that comes with this makes that adorable little angel pillow down in the right-hand corner of the pic.
Chart comes with the embellishment and cut of 30ct Natural Linen. You add bits of hand-dyed flosses from your stash.
Toys in the Attic -- A trio of ornaments |
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Oh my gosh, these designs are so old-fashioned and charming!!! Marie Driskell's over-one design detail is apparent in this trio of small designs -- but these are MUCH, MUCH easier to stitch than some of her previous pieces. Worked on 28ct linen, each finishes approx 3 x 3... but much smaller if you leave off the Merry Christmas greetings on the bottom.
Sisters of the Broom from Notforgotten Farm
I like the title of this piece! I'm not sure all that it could imply... I just like to think of it as a tiny Stitch Group! By Notforgotten Farm, this is worked on any hand-dyed in just 4 colors of DMC floss -- 310, 422, 611 and 3021!
Quite open to mange and distress when you are finished with it.. I do like the spindly vines growing from the little pots, and the *Sisters* actually look pretty well-dressed! Finishes approx 9 x 15 on 30ct, offered as a chart. Just makes me smile!
One of 4 designs we added today!
Numero Vintage Pillows from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette Douglas has a new leaflet that celebrates numbers! (not like MATH numbers... these are vintage artwork numbers like you'd find on a old hotel key or address sign! -- so much more charming than math!!!) The chart has seven different pillow designs -- pin cushion sized and a little larger, all worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen in the most elegant shades of Gunmetal, Cobblestone, Greys and Black silks.
Each pillow is garnished with a charm or button -- the embellishments include some grey rik-rak, a silver key, puffy heart, embossed heart, a filagree circle and a cross, 9 bitty buttons, 3 flower buttons, 2 JABCO clay rounds, black mourning pins and a black safety pin.
Jeannette has all the pretty numerals charted in two different fonts, as well as the pretty *No* prefix. She suggests choosing numbers and dates that are special to you, and making your set of Vintage Numero Pillows your own! (My dad always introduced my siblings and me fondly... I am the #4 child (of 5!) Very pretty set of patterns, this companions Jeanette's Numero Sampler!
Mini Pumpkin and Vintage Stitches from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette Douglas has two more small sampler designs to coordinate with her larger *Stitches Series* patterns -- these two are 2 x 8 and 3 x 6-1/2 mates!!! Stitched with yummy assortments of threads, Mini Pumpkin uses all hand-dyed silks and flosses, while Vintage Stitches uses only one Gloriana -- and the rest is DMC from your stash.
Pretty little designs, they are loaded with special stitches, but since they are not large at all, they aren't scary to complete. Each comes as a small chart -- Pumpkins has a separate thread packet, but Vintage comes with its bit of Gloriana hand-dyed silk! These join Mini Silver Needle, Pineapple, Pom and Pear, and Acorn Stitches.
A Most Suitable Name!
from Jeannette Douglas
Alphabet Annie, Prim Penny and Nimble Netty are all charming primitive pieces by Jeannette Douglas! Something quite different from her regular design style, these are worked on hand-dyed linen using Weeks and Gentle Art flosses. Annie has the alphabet, Penny has a teeny Penny Rug stitched over one thread by her name -- this would be pretty with a row of wool pennies in place of the stitched ones.
Netty has a flower stitched in a round motion and a house stitched in a diagonal motion to really show off the floss variation -- I guess that's what makes her nimble! Annie finishes approx 4-1/2 x 8, and Penny and Netty approx 5-ish inches each. Pretty colors, charming little designs, each is offered as a chart.
from Blue Ribbon Designs
Blue Ribbon has released such a charming sewing case with an Autumn theme! Every season hath its pleasures, my Harvest Huswife yields needlework treasures. Stitched on 35ct Angel Hair Linen by Weeks, and coded for either silk, DMC or Weeks flosses, the entire thing fits on a 12 x 27 linen cut. There are special stitches in the alphabet letters and verse is worked over one. The wool leaves and acorns tucked inside are made from Week's wools -- you can choose any colors that match your lining fabrics.
Look at each of the 4 sections of this -- they will ALL work as individual pieces -- in addition to the cute Huswife Case! Offered as the chart, with leaf and acorn templates, and complete stitch diagrams and assembly instructions.
Shaker Valley Harvest
from Blue Ribbon Designs
Grab a cut of Week's 30ct Parchment Linen and stitch these fun Autumn pieces. Although the main piece is oval, you could frame it... but either way, you'll want the cute owl pin cushion, wool fob and leaf needlebook just the way they are presented!
Coded for either Weeks or DMC floss, there are a few special stitches scattered here and there. Actual sized templates are provided for the flower petals and leaves -- so choose some awesome Week's wool for those! Offered as a chart.
Tea Towels by Kelly Clark
Oh my gosh... I am a tea-towel-collector... and have fallen in LOVE with these towels! Kelly Clark is very well known in the needlepoint industry for her lovely original artwork and exquisite needlepoint canvases. (I always visit her at the shows and dream of buying one of everything!!!, and I buy tea towels everywhere I find a pretty one!) Here is that gorgeous artwork screened onto linen-cotton blend tea towels!
Each measures approx 16-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches in size... fully serged and hemmed. The colors are bright and cheerful... the patterns are so charming... and the shading in them is just spectacular. So... nothing at all to do with Cross Stitch... just something we had to have! Lovely little gifts for someone special or YOU... just don't let anyone wash and dry the car with one! Machine washable and dryable, a substantial medium weight linen/cotton... and MADE IN THE USA!!!
Oklahoma Westie Rescue's 2014 Calendar
You don't need to be a Westie-Lover to appreciate the little darlings featured in this year's calendar!! Every morning while I'm petting my two little doggies (with a hand for each!)... I make sure they know they are my very favorites. Our Oklahoma Westie Rescue group does a calendar every year to raise money to pay our Vet bills for all the Rescues that come though 'the system.' Your $15 donation goes entirely to the care of our doggies... and your wall and heart will be greatly enhanced with our darling pin-ups!
We're having a hard time turning down some other small Terrier breeds, so besides Westies in here, you'll find some Scotties, Maltese, and a Yorkie or two. I think we have April's page featured here -- Check out that white dog on that white couch -- BUSTED! And... look at that little guy in the upper corner working so hard for his treat! A cute calendar -- all the funds go to OWR.
(On the December page, there are SIX little Westies -- with Christmas bows on -- all sitting still and LOOKING AT THE CAMERA -- beneath a very festive Christmas Tree! Our President, Meredith, is a wonder - it was her last year's Christmas Card pic!)
from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has her third seasonal Quaker Sampler ready -- we're still waiting on Autumn. All offered as leaflets, each of these call for Valdani hand-dyed floss, and are not coded for any other brands of thread.
The featured fabric has a rose hand-dyed undertone... and the threads are a strong mix of greens and berry reds. Summer finishes approx 12 x 19 on 28ct and is full of cheerful color. Offered as a leaflet -- threads are separate.
Be sure to see Karen's other new designs, too!
Black Cat & Pumpkin and Moon Light Witch
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle's Elizabeth Talledo has a few new designs that are very *fun and flowing* for Halloween! All these curving lines make for lots of movement and excitement -- very eye-catching on your walls or on a couch pillow.
Halloween at Hollyberry Farm from Stacy Nash
Another of Stacy's grand farmhouses dressed for the season, this one does look kind of empty, desolate and creepy! I guess because the resident witch is out in the yard *grilling!* The alphabet spells out BOO, and there are some great design elements -- like that spindly fence and the burial urn in the landscaping as well.
Stitched on 35ct hand-dyed linen, this finishes quite large at 16 x 23. Worked in only 7 colors of Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Stacy has distressed her work even more after the stitching was finished to give it an even eerier feel! Offered as a chart.
WOW... Our NEW DMC is HERE!!!
16 fun new colors -- the first new DMC flosses in years and years! Along with several free charts to use the new colors... you now have 8 soft natural colors and 8 bright vibrant colors -- all that fit into existing color families for better color blending! Numbers begin with 3880 and continue to 3895 -- so organizing your stash will be a breeze! Luscious!!!
Offered in the set of 16 new colors (no plans for them to market this in the US as individual skeins -- go figure!) we are getting some additions to the bright aqua, green and orange color families, as well as a dusty purple.
Showing up in the newer designs before you know it... you'll need these new additions to round out some existing color families! 15 years! We still call the last releases *the new colors!* We have a boat-load...
Book 2 of Ten X the Fun!
from SamSarah Design Studio
Joining Patti's first leaflet of 5 Witch Hats... this time we're being treated to 5 Autumn Leaves! I just love em!
Coming in a leaflet format, you can stitch them on brown perforated paper and incorporate with your calendar... begin a NEW set of hangers, or just stitch them all in a row on fabric! Lots of options, just wanted to give you a sneaky-peek!
Baby Tool Tray!
Wayne-The-Wood-Guy putters in his studio daily -- and comes up with the coolest little wooden trinkets sometimes! This is a miniature needle tray complete with a magnet in the bottom. 2-1/2 inches long, 1-1/2 inches wide and an inch high... it is the perfect size for a couple dozen M & M's, a few pieces of hard candy, the buttons and embellishments for your current stitching project... or those needles!
When you turn over your bitty tray... there on the bottom... is The Silver Needle's name! (Cute stitch group favors, fun wrapper for bitty gifts, and a great portion-control device for those M & M's!)
Vintage Christmas, Believe & Amazing Grace from Brenda Riddle
Here is a trio of small charted designs by Brenda Riddle that feature a vintage flavor. Vintage Christmas can be worked in three different color ways on Week's Linen with Gentle Art flosses -- it finishes approx 4 x 5-1/2 -- not big at all.
Believe and Amazing Grace are both worked with Week's White Lightening floss on 35ct Gunmetal Linen.
Wanting to mimic the charm of an old chalkboard each of these finishes approx 5 x 6 and 6 x 7. Very simple and charming! Each is offered as a chart. offered as a chart.
Hooters & Stock Pile
from Teresa Layman
Teresa has introduced two new miniature knotted designs need to be framed for your walls. Offered as line drawings on her pre-printed knotwork cloth, you simply fill in with French Knots -- one stand of DMC and one wrap!
Absolutely the cutest things... you don't have to do a million knots per square inch like Teresa does to make these look good... just *knot by number!* and you're set!
Here Comes Treble * Alto Gether Now * First Bass from Ink Circles
Something fun for the music-lover in your life... Ink Circles has a trio of small charts with stitch counts of 60 x 60-ish. Choose any fabric you like, these are coded for hand-dyed flosses or DMC.
Make ornaments, something to hang in the music room, or a quick gift for a special teacher. Offered separately as small charts.
Autumn on the Delaware from The Purple Thread
Purple Thread has some new designs, and this sampler -- dedicated to the colors outside her studio window -- caught my eye the most. Pretty hand-dyeds of Brick, Sweet Potato, Ginger Snap and Copper, toss in some greens and browns, add a few sampler motifs, and this 5 x 8 sampler is the result! Embellished with tiny buttons and beads, it is worked on R & R's 30ct Irish Creme Linen.
The complete kit is neat because it contains the pre-sorted and labeled threads along with matching twisted cord and the awesome plaid fabric you see in the finishing. There is enough here to make a pillow, but you can also mount the stitching onto a board covered with that fabric -- for a flat wall hanging. The kit is almost too pretty to open up and use!!!
Puffin & Co's New Needle Nannies and Scissor Pals!
Puffin has added some new designs to their collection of magnetic needle minders and scissor teathers. 4 New Nannies in all... there is a really cute Bat, traditional Holly Leaves, Copper Pumpkins and an Old-world Santa (limited in edition). Each feature one of those super-strong rare earth magnets to hold your needles, patterns, or just regular ol' notes on the fridge door!
The little mouse already comes in the Nanny format, but here he is dressed as a small scissor teather. Clip him to a pair of scissors, and now those will be much harder to lose!
All Puffin products are hand-made of copper, nickel and brass!
from Heartstring Samplery
This sampler is so endearing -- it talks about curling up at home during a snow storm -- A Hibernation Day! *I love the snap of winter air and snow flakes on my face. How snowdrifts make the world disappear without a trace. I'll take a day dressed in pajamas in a room without a view if I can spend the day curled up next to you. Lets have a hibernation day, me and you.* (But I want the frosty view too!)
Stitched on 28ct Natural Linen, the stitch count is 100 x 320, so it finishes approx 7 x 23, and is worked with 6 shades Gentle Art Cotton Sampler Threads. This would be stunning stitched in Simply Wools as well!! Offered as the chart, since it'll look good on TONS of different fabrics, instructions are included to distress it if you like that look! (Probably best to distress the fabric before, if you stitch with the wools.)
Three New Arrivals from Knotted Tree
Aren't these cute? We haven't heard from Jamie in a while... and now here come three great charts!
Stitcher's Name Tag |
Oh, this is an all-inclusive kit to stitch and construct this cool nametag/pouch. Lori presents it as a handy pocket for stitching accessories, phone, credit cards or anything you might need while attending a class or just showing off your Cross Stitch Passion!
Finishing approx 4 x 6-ish, her kit contains the 30ct Weeks hand-dyed linen, the flosses, antiqued lace, rik-rak trim, and fabric edgings and backings. The design is simple -- your name and a few classic sampler borders!
Happy Autumn and Halloween from the Five of Us!
We are darling little 2-1/2 inch woolen pixies perched on our 1-1/2 inch wooden spool seats... we are dressed up for our seasons... and are bringing you our brightest smiles! We each come as complete kits by Just Another Button Company -- those girls have made our cute faces and garnished each of us with a decorated stick pin. (We ARE supposed to be little pin cushions of a sort, so it's OK to poke us!)
We have skinny pipe-cleaner legs, and we are just the most fun to take out of our packages to assemble. Cut those wool pieces a little, sew on our faces, and fill us with our genuine wool roving... twist our legs, and set us onto our seats... HERE WE ARE! We join our 5 Halloween Spoolie Friends, 5 Christmas Spoolies, and our 4 Peppermint Kings and Queens... please don't tell us who is your favorite... we're ALL the cutest!
A Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days for 2014
This is Needlework Press's annual stitching schedule notebook! Measuring 9 x 12, it features calendars of each month for 2014, and has lots of room on each day to record your stitching hours and what you worked on. Kind of fun to use it strictly as a stitching appointment book... a diary of your works.
You could record fun stitching trips, cool things you bought, contact info for new stitching friends -- anything. Definitely prettier than using your telephone!
We've carried these charming glass needle vials over the years, and have a fresh new shipment to enchant you! Glass bottles -- 1/2 x 2 inches in size, each is covered with a wrap of exquisite handmade clay -- all in different colorful floral designs. Exquisitely done, each case is unique and full of brilliant color. The black caps twist off. The details on the flowers covering the case are minute... the color vibrant and puckering... there are even tiny lady-bugs scattered throughout the florals.
We've chosen a few to highlight in the pic -- as you can see, they are all different... and not 'red' or 'blue'.. but citrus, melon, violet, aquamarine... all the exotic colors of the rainbow. So... asst colors... we'll choose a pretty one for you, and if you want more than one... we'll make sure they are all different!
Secret Haunting from The Trilogy
The Trilogy has sent a cute new kitted design -- Secret Haunting -- that joins like a million (actually like only 12!) fun 5 x 5-ish designs. Busy medleys of tiny motifs, this one isn't as multi-directional as some of the original designs, but it is real cute and fun to study. Look at the moon... can you see his mustache? EEK... I'd beware of him!
Presented just like our other dozen or so *Secrets*, this includes the chart, fabric cut and embellishment. Mona has finished most of our shop models into stand-up cubes... this series of Trilogy designs has been a long-standing customer favorite!
Fern Ridge has lots of new releases!!!
We have seven new things in all... but I chose only three to highlight here, because of space! Click through to our inside FR pages to see them all... very cute things! All of Pat and Peggy's designs are FULLY kitted. We're talking down to the findings, ribbons, buttons, bead nymo thread... the whole bit. These two gals are so full of life and adventure -- Pat even came to the Fall Market with her bangs bleached and dyed yellow, white and orange for Candy Corn, because they were debuting Halloween designs!
Daciana: The Grand Niece of Count Dracula, she is a Peyote Stitch fob, complete with all those beads and sequins to make her dress!!!
Pumpkins & Pinecones: Well Pat and Peggy ARE free-spirited, so no problem to name two different products with the same name!!! P & P has a beaded fob design as well as a matching linen sewing case! Great colors, cute beads and buttons, the sewing case even includes a wooden thread winder!
from Val's Stitchin' Stuff
Val's Stitchin' Stuff has a new leaflet this season for Halloween... and it is real cute! Offering a set of 7 small designs, each is stitched on an obnoxious color of linen with hand-dyed flosses.
Then, add a colorful JABCO button... the packet includes 14 different things... finish using as much energy and talent as you feel like... and ENJOY! I especially like that little *Bite Me!* Offered as the leaflet with buttons separate.
Antique Vases Sampler from JBW Designs
Judy Whitman has discovered a lovely antique sampler... that is now safe and sound in her *Private Collection*! She's re-charted the original, and it is SO pretty! Stitched on 32ct Soft Ivory Belfast Linen Judy talks about the age of the piece and lots about the design oddities in it. Inside the chart is a picture of the original -- you can see the faded colors and the linen that is frayed right up to the stitching! (No three extra inches of wasted linen in those days!)
With a stitch count of 203 x 155, this is worked with 12 different shades of DMC and hand-dyeds. I just Love it! Offered as a chart, if you want your finished piece to appear more distressed, begin with a mangier fabric, or coffee stain your finished treasure!
Antique Vases Needlework Accessories: This card features take-out designs from the Antique Vases Sampler. The large sewing case features Tan Polka Dot fabric from Fabric Flair. Measuring approx 4-1/2 x 6 when closed, the inside and back all feature gorgeous fabric and a trio of pockets to hold tools and threads.
The smaller case pictured is a scissor case. It features coordinating fabric to the sewing case and two interior pockets. It measures 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 when closed. The cases are sold separately from the little card.
Giving Thanks from JBW Designs
A 3-1/2 x 31-1/2 inch banner, this is stitched on Mill Hill's 27ct Orange Checkered Banding. Judy has stitched this with a whole collection of different oranges with the occasional greens for leaves and browns for the squirrels and other little creatures.
The picture of the finished piece in the center of the pattern shows this mounted against fabric for a table runner treatment.
New Sweet Nothings! from JBW Designs
Curly Girls for Christmas!
Mill Hill has 4 new kits by Leigh -- of Curly Girl Designs. You see her artwork on lots of things -- stationery, napkins, tea towels and coffee cups -- and we get to stitch it! I love the contemporary verses and the fresh color schemes. Can you see the patterns in the backgrounds? Some of that is done with beads, the rest is stitching -- and it adds a touch of charm!
Offered in complete kit format, each 7 x 7-ish design is worked on 28 ct linen in DMC flosses and is smattered with Mill Hill beads all through out the design.
Bittersweet Pumpkins from Just Another Button Company
Just Another Button Company and Art to Heart have teamed up again to bring us 4 MORE cute quilt designs in Cross Stitch! Bittersweet Pumpkins features a pair of pretty spectacular pumpkins stitched in lots of gorgeous Autumnal shades of DMC, Weeks and Gentle Arts or Anchor flosses.
They've garnished with a small smattering of buttons -- but if your stash has some cute ones that are 'homeless' -- add them! Stitched on Week's 30ct Parchment and finishing approx 8 x 9 ... you might want to look at Week's Straw or even Zweigart's Dirty Linen ... just a color that is a shade darker than that Parchment -- so the right pumpkin (which is stitched in GAST Peach Ice Cream) shows up better. It is WAY TOO CUTE to be lost against the background fabric, and I think it is now. Anyway, adapted from Art to Heart's quilt designs, this is a beautiful piece of needleart! Offered as the chart with button set.
Art to Heart's Quilts in Cross Stitch -- for Christmas!
from Just Another Button Company
A trio of charts with bits of button embellishments, the colors in all of these are so eye catching... Art to Heart and quilts are all about COLOR!!!
Cindy Blue Who and Candy Cardinal from Just Another Button Company |
Here are two new mini Button Buddies -- pin cushions that feature a central 1-1/2 inch felted wool ball as their body. Each comes as a complete kit to make the little birds. Cindy is a tiny owl with a brown body and luscious teal blue wings and crown.
Candy has peppermint embellishments, and both sit on a coordinating big button base. The decorated pins poking in it are included... and check out those tiny beak buttons! You get everything... except the hour that it takes to make these -- in the kit!
Little Sheepy Just Pins from Just Another Button Company
By Just Another Button Company, this set of 5 sheep pins caught my eye... so I just had to have them!! 5 Small white sheep, each is decorated with a quilt block or little what-not.
I think they are cute just by themselves, and would go in SO MANY different pin cushions -- they don't need a specific design to stand alone! Just Cute...
Be sure to scroll all the down to the bottom of our JABCO page to see lots more of these!
Celtic Garden Sachet--Pin Pillow from Tomorrow's Antiques
This is a stunning little 4 x 4 pillow that is stitched entirely in petite glass seed beads on 32ct Platinum Linen. Dark Green and Indigo metallic, along with gold-lined Champagne, Emerald and Gold... it has the MOST wonderful, heavy, fluid feel in your hand... you'll never want to put it down -- much less poke pins in it!
It is different on both sides, and features lavish beaded fringe edging -- the loops have 29 beads each in them -- and there are 204 loops around the entire cushion! It's just the most beautiful and unique little thing! Offered in complete kit format -- you get the linen, thread, fabric stabilizer lining and of course the awesome beads and instructions. Lovely!
Autumn Acorn Pin Cushion from Tomorrow's Antiques
Here's another cool and unusual beaded curiosity by Tommorrow's Antiques. Stitched on 32ct Platinum Linen -- entirely in petite glass seed beads -- this finishes approx 2 inches round x 2-1/2 inches high. The beads are all gorgeous coppers and browns, with accents of gold, olive, rose and chocolate. You stitch the acorn band, add the beaded 'cording' along the top edge. The tuffet is a lovely piece of hand-dyed velvet... the whole thing is stuffed with real wool roving... and there is a cut of Ultrasuede on the bottom.
Just a yummy little thing... it's form is actually a cut of PVC pipe -- so it'll be sturdy, substantial, and perfectly shaped! Offered as a complete kit of linen, threads, needles, tubing and end cap, the hand-dyed velvet, Warm and Natural linings, ultrasuede and the roving stuffing (which she mentions in the credits as costing $18.40 a pound!!!) Cute Little Thing!
Widow Black's B & B from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches annual huge haunted house has arrived!!! Widow Black has opened her very own Bed and Breakfast to *Guests.* Tasty Delights are served every afternoon in her private parlour... she thinks it is simply delightful that many of her guests have been tied up for the entire afternoon... and that many linger way past check-out time! Widow Black does remind guests that they may have to share their rooms with her long-time boarders... who love to watch for fresh arrivals!
Stitched on 32ct Murky from Picture This Plus with 31 different hand-dyed or DMC flosses, you will need multiple skeins of 12 of the colors in here. There are Mill Hill beads scattered about, and a JABCO button pack with three gravestones, three bats, 4 spiders, two jack-o-lanterns and a little owl! There is so much going on in this piece -- it is CHARMING -- and makes the best companion to Croaking Toad Manor, Ravenmoon Hall, Buzzard's Roost Inn and Black Cat Manor.
I don't know about you... but I think Pam and Susan are out-doing themselves every year! Offered as the chart, we have the fabric cut separately, as well as the clay button packs! (Fabrics for the previous 4 Haunted Houses are now here as well, if you are needing them!)
Introducing Lone Elm Lane Designs!
We present Lone Elm Lane Designs Early Wooden Wares and Designs -- Charming, traditional designs -- most that finish round to fit some very special hand-made boxes -- or rectangular to fit lovely cabinets or frames. The charts are all offered in leaflet format with different pictures of the finished project on both the front and back covers. The featured boxes are Lone Elm's own handmade creations!
VERY heavy and nicely done each box is hand-pieced and assembled... beautifully painted in one of four different colors and then distressed. The lids are 'reversible' in that they are recessed to fit different types of hand work. One of the sides is perfect for cross stitch or quilting... the other is deeper for hooked rugs. Currently the four box colors (some work for more than one design) are Wooly White, Aged Pewter, Robin's Egg, and Black Iron. Boxes are offered in 6, 8 and 12-inch sizes.
Chessie & Me New Releases
Lots of different pieces by Linda this Fall, a pair of Christmas pieces, a reproduction sampler stitched all in Simply Wool, and a cute little Halloween piece...
Mirabilia Stationery from Mirabilia
My goodness... these are STUNNING blank-inside stationery cards featuring images *the preliminary studies* of the ORIGINAL artwork of Nora Corbett's Mirabilia designs! 12 of Nora's favorite designs are featured -- each package has 3 cards of 4 designs each. She watercolored or sketched each of her designs first -- and THESE ARE IMAGES of that work.
Simply gorgeous.. they're too pretty to use! (Except that you have to... because other stitchers LOVE getting these kinds of things!) Very heavy cardstock, plain envelopes... I love, love, love these!
Gingher's 2013 Limited Edition Floral Scissors - JULIA!!!
Available NOW... just the prettiest things! Top Gingher quality, these are very heavy-duty scissors -- but with a pretty enameled floral handle design. MOST of our previous year's Limited Editions are sold out... so don't wait too long on these!
4-Inch is the Embroidery Size, 5-inch is a medium sewing scissor, and the 8-inch is a heavy dressmaker style.
Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly's 2001-2010 Collection DVD
Get lost in a decade of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly's beautiful cross-stitch patterns. With this DVD, hundreds of patterns can be found with just the click of the mouse! Containing every page of every issue from 2001 to 2010, this fully searchable DVD has PDFs that feature lovely reproductions of samplers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The DVD includes:
Jim Shore Santas
Some colorful Santa Ornaments have come our way!!! New by Mill Hill -- these feature the artwork of Jim Shore -- in Cross Stitch with Beaded highlights. Offered in small kit format -- each Santa is worked on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and MH beads.
They measure approx 3 x 5 when finished, and will really glisten on your Christmas Tree! Bright colors and lots of Jim Shore's trademark Quilt motifs in the designs, there are six different Santas waiting to be stitched!!!
Presenting Traveler's FLAX for 2013!
Our newest collection of FLAX is here... great gauzy weights, a little heavier *Dobby*, and awesome woven checks and plaids... we are just in love with all of it! We have updated the detail pages for you describing the fabrics and styles -- so hopefully something cute will tempt you!
The Straw colors match DMC 676 and 677. The *Boulder* color matches DMC 640, 642, 644... and the Slate colorway seems to match DMC 844, 645 and 646 the best. Plaid is a medley of all those great taupes, black and 677, while the Plaid is a 677 and 3768. Lovely longer pieces that cover up anything you want covered (!) our selection has been very popular in the shop!!!
Presenting the 2013 Prairie Schooler Annual Santa! Their 30th!!!
Well... if you aren't familiar with Prairie Schooler's Annual Santas... you have 30 years of patterns to catch up on! This year's has Santa keeping track of time all over the world to make sure he delivers toys on time! (Maybe next year he'll upgrade to a smart-phone!)
Charming as always... same size, same color palette, add him to your stunning collection of Prairie Schooler's famous series! Offered as a small card.
Cute Spool Ends -- As Needle Minders!
Ok... if you're handy, and you have cool old spools laying around, a saw and strong cement and magnets... you can make these yourself. If you're short on saws and time... just get a few of these!!! Fun 1-inch spool ends -- with cool retro-labels on them -- these are Minders to keep track of stray pins, needles and scissors!
Small *token* gifts, something cute for the inside of a sewing case, good refrigerator magnets, these are very *needle-worky* related!!!!!! Asst labels, we will try not to duplicate if your order contains multiples.
Sleds and More Sleds! from Foxwood Crossings
Christmas is only 10 months away!!!
Oh my gosh... these are the CUTEST little ornaments... you mount your bit of stitching to an actual tiny metal and wood sled!!! Foxwood Crossings has seven small card designs -- each featuring a trio of designs (so we have 21 different designs for these) that measure only 17 x 30 stitches! 14ct Brown or Cream Perforated Paper work best for these (but Aida and 28ct linen will work too -- just not finish as flat.)
Do your quick stitching, trim the paper to fit the sled, back it with a bit of felt or pretty paper if you want... and glue it onto the sled! Each wood and metal sled ornament is nicely made -- not all bent up or rough. The little runners are 4 inches long, the swing handle is another 2. They stand an inch high, and the stitch area is just a mere 1-1/2 x 2-1/2.
So, So CUTE!!!!!!! Talk about different, quick and CHARMING tree ornaments! Offered as the 7 small card charts, the sleds are available separately, and if you are careful a perf paper sheet will do 18 of these! BE CAREFUL TO ORDER ENOUGH SLEDS FOR ALL YOUR ORNAMENTS!
Sled Heads features Santa, Mrs Santa and Rudolph. Snow Grateful has a trio of snowmen. Sledding Friends has a penguin and an Eskimo, and another snowman. Snow Country Sleds features a church, barn and cabin in the woods. Bread Sleds has a gingerbread couple and tiny gingerbread house! (love that name!) Mixed Bag Quilts has three tiny quilt block patterns. Quaker Sleds features three tiny Quaker motifs.
Bigger Sleighs! from Foxwood Crossings
More darling ornaments!!!! On the larger side, Foxwood Crossing has two more designs that fit a sleigh that measures 7 x 3 (the metal) with a bed that is 1-1/2 inches high and measures 2-1/2 x 5-1/2. Acme Snow Mobile is so cute and retro... while RFD Sledding is a traditional country snow play scene.
Both are shown stitched on 14ct perforated paper, trimmed and mounted to the sleighs. Each pattern is offered separately in chart format, so once again... order enough sleighs for your ornaments. Very nicely made, they are very sturdy, the wood is ok... and the black metal smoothly finished... there are even six little screws peeking out on the underneath side holding the planks in place.
These would be cute as doll and candle perches, as well. A sheet of perforated paper should yield three of these, 4 if you space very carefully.
There's even MORE!
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