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The Adams Family from Plum Street Samplers
The Adams Family
from Plum Street Samplers
Not Gomez and Morticia... this is John and Abigaill. The Adams Family is getting ready for Thanksgiving out in their garden of pumpkins and ghords. Actually, I think there is a graveyard down there -- you could make the stones look more like squash if you want!

Stitch count is 144 x 73, great Autumnal color in this, the vine is cool, and the owl is too cute up there!

Scary Two -- #2 in the Bowl Full of Scaries Serial Bowl Series from Plum Street Samplers
Scary Two -- #2 in the Bowl Full of Scaries Serial Bowl Series
from Plum Street Samplers
Everything Autumn in here -- the black squirrel has his crow friend, and he's surrounded by lots of pumpkins and acorns -- so he won't go hungry. The second of the Scary Serial Bowls, this is presented as the chart with hand-dyed flosses all pre-sorted and tied on a little card for you.

The Vintage Chenille trim by Lady Dot is also included, so all you'll need for this is a bit of fabric you like with the floss colors. Stitch count is 90 x 66, so this makes a 3 x 5-ish cushion when finished.

Prairie Schooler's #140 Pumpkin Patch -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #132 Autumn Leaves -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's Newest Re-Prints!
We are THRILLED to be able to offer, once again, two past favorites of Prairie Schooler's! We had shop models from these two books that I brought home to decorate my house every Fall... and now I have to bring them back to the shop!!!
  • #132 Autumn Leaves -- Individual ornaments, that 4-square Autumn piece that is companioned in SEVERAL other PS books (they have all the seasons like this and a few holidays, I think), and the main sampler -- see how the ornaments can fit into the large sampler!
    *Come said the wind to the leaves one day, come o'er the meadows and we will play. Put on your coats of scarlet and gold for Autumn is here and days grow cold.* One of Prairie Schoolers most favored publications, this is back in print!
  • #140 Pumpkin Patch -- Another past favorite, Here is another 4-patch design that makes individual ornaments, and they also interchange in the larger sampler.
    *See the yellow pumpkin fat and round growing in a patch on the ground. It will make a Jack-O-Lantern with two big eyes, or maybe I will bake it into 2 fat pies!* We've always loved the charming farmhouse and pukpkin patch scene at the bottom of this!

Holiday Square-ologys - Holiday Glow and Merry Go Round from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Holiday Square-ologys - Holiday Glow and Merry Go Round
from Just Another Button Company
A pair of cute 3-1/2 inch ornament designs, these are both stitched on the 32ct Natural Belfast linen featuring little white polka dots painted on the fabric. Each comes with its button embellishments -- isn't that round of red trucks CUTE?

Finish inside a 4-inch wooden hoop as shown, use Square-ology's white enameled candle pans, or simply make stuffed cushion ornaments or flats backed with felt! Lots of options... but get the polka dot linen for sure!

Tonight is Halloween from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Tonight is Halloween
from Kathy Barrick
Kathy Barrick has a trio of new designs... Tonight is Halloween is just one -- an is quite full of creepy personality... just like a strange friend! An organized grave yard with cute little owls, there are some cute verses on some of the stones. You could add other fun stuff -- like *I M Gone* or something to the others... add some opalescent to the ghosts, or make the Jacks eyes glass beads.

Presented as a chart, it finishes approx 8 x 15 on 32ct. Choose something mangy or distress it when you are finished... make it look like it got buried alive!

All in a Row - #12 of The Garden Club Series from Blackbird Designs - click for more All in a Row - #12 of The Garden Club Series
from Blackbird Designs
Barb & Alma are finishing this charming set of 4 x 4 designs -- all houses and flowers growing in the garden. All in a Row is the final design of the 12... and you'll notice it is stitched on 2 different colors of fabric! This has been a fun series, because they have used 6 or 8 different colors of Week's Dye Works Linen throughout and even SPLIT 3 of the designs onto two different fabrics (like this one is.) Then, they have sewn all the panels together to make one large piece -- 12 x 16 in size.

Pretty colors, everything about this set has been neat. We have EVERYTHING right now... you can get all the pieces and parts RIGHT NOW. Please don't wait a year or so to collect the patterns, as eventually some will go out of print! Some have finished each design into pin cushions -- a super-eyecatching bowl-filler display of your gorgeous stitching talents!!!

Wee Ones: Wally from Heart in Hand - click for more Peace and Joy Kit from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Cheer 2 Leaflet from Heart in Hand - click for more
Three New Designs from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has sent three new patterns.
  • Wee Ones: Wally Heart in Hand has released a few new things... here are her two small card charts. Finishing only 3-inches-ish each, Wally appears to be wearing his favorite sweater to bring you his wishes. Presented as small card with a few embellishments... quickie to stitch as an ornament for the tree. (Don't miss this year's Christmas Santa, when you go look at this one!)
  • Peace and Joy Kit Just a small thing, this finishes approx 4 x 4 on 32ct Sand Belfast linen. Offered as a kit, you get the linen, threads and star button and a few beads to adorn the tree.
  • Christmas Cheer 2 Leaflet Five bitty designs in here... make ornaments, fobs, pin cushions... whatever! Very simple designs, you can probably even choose colors of threads from your stash based on the cover pic of the leaflet. Check out the finishing ideas for the pillows... all five charts are clearly presented ... see how you can dress them up for the season!
Katydids & Coneflowers from SamSarah Design Studio Halloween Party from SamSarah Design Studio Halloween Party and Katydids & Coneflowers from SamSarah Design Studio
Sam Sarah has a couple of colorful new designs that are small enough for pretty pin cushions!!!!! Offered as charts with a few button embellishments, what I love best are the colors in both! Patti shows these finished with large frames and a huge quilted finish... but really, they are small designs, and they would be CHARMING finished just as little cushion pillows with some bumpy ball fringe trim or tassels, or something like that. You can get by with 9 x 9 cuts of the Peoria Purple in either 30 or 32ct for either, and there is virtually no difference in seeing the 30 vs 32ct.
  • Halloween Happy is stitched on Week's (30 or 32ct) Peoria Purple Linen with 5 shades of DMC or hand-dyeds. It finishes just under 5 inches square. Can you see the buttons? Stars in the background, the bat on the ghost arm and heart on the cat.
  • Katydids & Coneflowers features the same gorgeous Peoria Purple and the same popping colors as Halloween Happy -- but it finishes a petite 3 x 5-1/2! Chart includes the two golden star buttons and the 4 yellow dots between the flowers. LOVE IT!

To the Beach 105 Refuse to Sink from Hands-On Design To the Beach 106 Surf Life from Hands-On Design
Refuse to Sink & Surf Life from Hands-On Design
Hands On Design continues her To The Beach series of designs with these two bits of life's advice.

Presented as small cards, the colors in this series are so soft and wind-blown... EVERY ONE of them needs to be stitched and made into little brick blocks to display at your multi-million-dollar beach house on the coast... or maybe even just a sunny, favorite spot you happen to have!

Double Whammy - A Pair of Halloween Ornaments from Val's Stuff
Double Whammy - A Pair of Halloween Ornaments
from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has quite a cute collection of Halloween ornaments all stitched on 14ct perforated paper. Small-ish, like 3 x 4, they all have great color to them and cute sayings. We have all our shop models in shadow box glass cases, but if that isn't possible in your house, make them into magnets, or put them back to back and hang them on a little tree branch for decoration.

She presents them as the chart with backing felt and a few button embellishments -- generally to the eyes. She has Christmas and Easter offerings as well... the black and white checkerboard borders seem to be a theme throughout.

Christmas Calories Don't Count from AB Designs - click for more Christmas Calories Don't Count
from AB Designs
Well in a perfect world, I guess! AB has a cute design that needs to be mounted on a chalkboard stand or something -- some sort of presentation to preside over the tempting Christmas Cookie tray of sin!

Her pattern comes as a chart with cuts of two different colors of brown wool, red heart buttons and DMC Memory Wire Thread for icing decorations to make delightful felt gingerbread men! The stitching is only 5 x 6-ish on 28ct... so this is a creative, quick thing to dress up your kitchen cooie tray!

Freedom from Cherished Stitches - click to see more Freedom
from Cherished Stitches
Cherished Stitches has a new pin cushion kit -- very Americana and quilt inspired. Just a 4 x 4 design on 32ct linen with some reds, blues, cream and green.

Once finished you can make the cushion in the pic, because the kit comes with the red fabric, blue star ribbon trim and the two star buttons. This is another of Louise's limited edition cushion kits.

Thankful from Lone Elm Lane - click for more Thankful from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane has a cute new pin cushion pattern that finishes just under 3-1/2 inches in size. Just 6 colors of hand-dyeds on a bit of neutral 16 aida or 32ct's just a nice seasonal something to have in your growing bowl of stitched lovelys.

NOW... check out her new Sewing Clamp Box in the pic! That is a new finishing piece, patterned after antique clamp boxes. The top has a 1-inch deep recessed area to frame your needlework. It's really a petite 4 x 4 x 4 box -- complete with a little pulling out drawer (can you see the knob down there in the pic?) THEN, the whole thing clamps to the edge of a table with a cool screwing pole on the bottom -- SUPER CHARMING!

Our first shipment of the boxes came in Stephanie's antiqued white finish. NOW, to muddy the waters... she'll make that awesome box in ANY of her 12 colors! (So those will be special order, 'cause I can't keep some of them all -- all the time! The 8-ish week wait will be worth it for you though, and you'll have to type your color choice into the comments box as you finish up your order if you want something other than the white!)

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue #7 - Fall 2016 - click to see more
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue #7 - Fall
The latest issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine has arrived. 66 Pages of beautiful pictures and 14 neat Punch Needle designs along with 7 Cross Stitch designs by designers in our industry... turning every page is another treat! (It even SMELLS good! It's that heavy, glossy paper, full bleed pictures, full-sized patterns and templates).

This is just the 7th issue out so far for this young publication -- but WOW -- well worth your $8.99!!! Little House Needleworks is featured on pages 18 and 19!

Moonlight Haunting from Blackberry Lane Moonlight Haunting
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill has designed the most delighfully colorful Halloween-y night scene! Presented as a chart, it is stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Mirage Linen with 15 different hand-dyed shades of flosses. Finishing only 4 x 5-ish, (we're cutting 9 x 9 in size) there is a little toad down there in the left-hand bottom corner that she says you could stitch as an individual fob as well.

The giant moon has that wonderful smiling face, the Jack looks great too, not to mention all the circling bats -- and everything is set against that wonderfully dark, moving sky color! It'll finish small enough for a pin cushion but you can make your pillow larger with the fabric strips and cool trims in the cover model pic.

Sweet Treats for Santa from Blackberry Lane Sweet Treats for Santa
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Another charming Blackberry Lane design, this is a collection of 8 designs that all finish LESS THAN two inches in size. (stitch count for each is only 28 x 28.) Worked on Picture This Plus' 32ct Gingerbread Linen, each is stitched with DMC floss -- over two. You can finish them into small ornaments, pin cushions, or mount them in the little fluted metal tart tins -- still for cushions or ornaments! The cover pic on the chart shows them strung together as a garland as well.

Peppermints (2 of them -- they are my favorites!), Santa and Mrs Claus, Christmas Puddings and Popcorn, it's a delightful set of ornaments (and none of them will take you long to stitch!) Presented in a chart, fabric (get enough pieces) and tins (sets of 8) separately.

Arranging for Orchestra from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging for Orchestra
from Ink Circles
*A chart of like things arranged neatly!* By Ink Circles, stitch this for the music-lover in your life!

Charted for DMC or Sampler Threads -- just 6 colors -- this will finish a petite 6 x 4 on 30ct.

Believe In The Magic of Christmas from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Believe In The Magic of Christmas
from Abby Rose Designs
A cute little pin cushion design... this is stitched with nine different shades of hand-dyed cottons and finishes about 6 x 6 on 32ct Lambswool linen.

Nothing earth-shattering stitches-wise or embellishment-wise... just a REALLY sweet and lovely design! Presented as a chart by Abby Rose Designs.

Presenting the 2016 Prairie Schooler Santa -- click to see more Presenting the 2016 Annual Santa
from The Prairie Schooler

What a SURPRISE! We had no idea we are being treated to a new Santa!!!

Get him fast before he heads up to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas!!!

Bittersweet October from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Bittersweet October from Threadwork Primitives
Two black crows perched atop a harvested pumpkin -- they are tangled in a web of acorn-loaded oak branches! Presented as a chart, this finishes approx 3 x 5 on 32ct, and is stitched with hand-dyeds or DMC flosses. I

t is shown in a shaker box as a bottom liner; it'd be cute as a pin cushion as well -- because of its petite size. Just a little quickie to get you in the *Autumn Mood!*
Hand-Crocheted Animal Tape Measures - click for more
Little Penguin Crochet-Covered Tape Measure
A new little guy to help you measure!!! Pull one of his feet, and out comes a 60-inch tape measure, press his belly and it retracts in a jiff.

We have several other really cute crocheted tape measures -- a bumble bee, sock monkey and a ladybug... take a peek!

Hand Dyed Rik Rak from Lady Dot Creates Hand Dyed Rayon Ribbon from Lady Dot Creates New Trims from Lady Dot Creates
Ohhh... check out our luscious new trims -- perfect to dress your ornaments, fobs and pin cushions!
  • Rayon Ribbon -- 9-16 of an inch wide and three yards in length, this soft, shiny ribbon is gorgeous! The solid colors are basically solid -- not blotchy -- just an ever-so-slight color variation here and there. Vintage is the color with the most variation. We use this product to 'rouche' around cushions and ornaments. You'll see it twisted and looped while being anchored with beads -- Shepherd's bush and JBW show a lot of finishing with this treatment, and our Mona uses this technique a lot in her finishing as well. Very soft and easy to work with.
  • Rik Rak -- 1/2 Inch cotton trim -- cotton takes the dye differently , so colors look more relaxed and sometimes softer and more 'faded' (even though that is not the case.) You can sew rik-rak right into your seam or tack it on with more of the glass beads. Offered in 3-yard lengths.
Sing a Song of Christmas 1-2-3 from JBW Designs Deck the Halls from JBW Designs
Six New Releases from JBW
Judy's Christmas 2016 creations are here... her little cards and one limited edition kit. Take a look... we have the rest on our JBW pages, so click the pic!!
Sing a Song of Christmas -- This is a three-card series celebrating Christmas Carols! Finished into 3 x 4 inch mini stockings, they are coded for DMC or hand-dyed flosses -- your choice.
  • #1 is Over the River and Through the Woods
  • #2 is Here Comes Santa Claus
  • #3 is Frosty the Snowman.
You can see the red trim along the outside edges -- that is Lady Dot's Sizzle Red Chenille trim -- which we carry.

Deck the Halls -- This is JBW's annual limited edition kit for 2016. A front yard scene, this finishes approx 3 x 3-1/2 on the provided 28ct Natural Linen. Coded for DMC (not included) you do get the red seed beads, a bit of gold metallic thread, the brass star and bells, 10-inches of polka dot ribbon, and the matching Sizzle Red chenille by Lady Dot! (all you supply are bits of your DMC)

Autumn Blessings from Chessie & Me Keep Home in Your Heart from Chessie & Me Floral Basket Tray with Fob from Chessie & Me Piney Woods Tray & Pyn Keep from Chessie & Me
Chessie & Me has sent AWESOME new designs!
Four new charts, along with her annual *house kit*... everything is here, and we love it all! Linda always adds specialty stitches in her designs -- Rhodes, Eyelets, Satins, Smyrnas, Rice... always lots of cute details to make her designs POP! All of these feature those extra design and stitch detail.
  • Autumn Blessings -- Look -- this is finished on a half-sized clip board!!! Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Confederate Gray Linen with Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyed cottons, it finishes approx 4-1/2 x 6-3/4. Eight little squares -- they'd make cute scissor fobs and name tags if you did them separately -- do whatever you want! You'll need one Schnigglet cut of Weeks Wool for your backing -- you can see Chestnut in the model pic, but we have pumpkins, grays, golds and charcoal blacks as other color options -- and you can use any of the 4 finishes -- herringbone, houndstooth, solid or glen plaid! If you decide to make a set of pin cushions... get a couple of different wool cuts so your backs coordinate!
  • Keep Home in Your Heart -- Oh this is so sweet!!! Worked on 32ct, it finishes approx 4 x 6, and is stitched with Weeks of Aztec Red, Baked Apple, Bullfrog, Flatfish, Grasshopper, Onyx, Pink Sand, and Schneckley. HUGE on Chessie charm!!!
  • Floral Basket Tray with Fob -- Rich colors of Weeks hand-dyed cottons are set against 32ct Weeks Dolphin hand-dyed linen to give you this subtle basket of flowers. Nestled in a sewing tray add a pair of special scissors -- because you can stitch a matching fob for them! Eyelets and Smyrnas in the flowers, the basket features short Satin stitches. The tray is the same one Linda featured in her Friendship Garden pattern from this past Spring. Not a tray-person? That little basket will finish a mere 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 and it would be lovely as a cushion of measurable size!!!!
  • Piney Woods Tray & Pyn Keep -- This is a medium-sized pin cushion piece - it finishes approx 4 x 6 on Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray linen. Weeks flosses of Cadet, Grasshopper, Hazelnut, Oscar, Schneckley, Sea Foam and Swamp Water -- it has restful, 'Northwoodsy' kind of colors! The chart includes the tiny band design that wraps around the baby felt needleroll, instructions for IT included as well!

Pumpkin House from Chessie & Me Pumpkin House from Chessie & Me
Chessie's annual house kit... this is charming!!! Stitched on 36ct Vintage Pear Linen by Lakeside, you are working with Gloriana silks of black, rust, mosses and golds, with touch of olive and champagne! (It might be closer to cream, but champagne could work as a description!!!)

Chessie is always over one thread, the whole thing finishes just under 3 x 4... Linda has about a dozen of these small kits, and we have, and love them ALL!

Afternoon in Rome from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Afternoon in Rome from Country Cottage Needleworks
Country Cottage Needleworks has another CHARMING Famous City Street Scene! Rome is new, and joins London, Paris and New York!

All four are presented in chart format. They all measure approx 13 x 4 and are worked on 32ct Star Sapphire Linen. Regular DMC and hand-dyed flosses, each city scene is just the cutest... and you might need them ALL!

September's Crazy Quilting Chart from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more August's Crazy Quilting Chart from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more
July's Crazy Quilting Chart from Carolyn Manning Designs
Here is the 7th installment of our monthly stitched quilt designs -- all have been offered in chart format and some with some sort of button or small charm embellishment. Carolyn's main miniature design -- Just a Little Crazy -- is coded for DMC floss.

Each of these monthly charts has been stitched with Gentle Art hand-dyed Sampler Threads. Choose WHATEVER fabric you like best for yours... no special stitches to complicate things -- but if you like that sort of thing -- these are perfect for a little imagination!

Oodles of Autumn by Bent Creek -- click to see more Oodles of Autumn
from Bent Creek
Here's a quickie new design by Bent Creek! Presented as a chart, this finishes just 4 x 5, and is a small medley of little brown animals, pumpkins, apples and acorns!

There is a rust-colored star button in the chart... this companions Oodles of Winter and Spring... just an FYI!

World of Color - GREEN by Bent Creek -- click to see more World of Color - GREEN
from Bent Creek
Our 4th installment in this cute 6-part set of small designs -- this finishes 3 x 3 on its own -- but can be joined with its five other colors to make a little rainbow row! *There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.*

So far, we have a red scene, orange, yellow and now green. (And... we also have an auto-ship going so you can collect these 4, their border chart and the final two colors.)

These Three Remain CLASSICS from Erica Michaels - click for more
These Three Remain from Erica Michaels
This is a Cross Stitch medley of Linda's three designs that were already available in silk gauze versions. This is a larger, charted version of those smaller designs -- on 32ct, it'll finish approx 13 x 11!

Stitch all three words, or split them apart, the entire piece uses only three colors -- silk or DMC -- your choice. So elegant and pretty... this is presented as a large chart.

Honey and Nativity Berries on Linen or Silk Gauze! (#'s 13, 14, 15 and 16!)
from Erica Michaels
Both versions of Nativity Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Both versions of Honey Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Erica Michaels has four more berries to join her previous 12! Joining Winter, Christmas, Quaker, Samplers, Valentines and Halloween Berries -- these 4 are elegant and charming! Presented in TWO DIFFERENT formats -- one is a cross stitch chart, stitched on 32ct linen. The other is also a cross stitch chart, but the design is different and smaller, and the packet contains a cut of 40ct silk gauze to make a smaller berry.

(YES, you CAN stitch the silk one on linen, and the linen one on silk!) Either way, you'll be stitching a funny shaped design that wraps together like an ice cream cone to make a berry pin cushion! Absolutely enchanting, there is nothing else available in our marketplace like them!!!! I absolutely cannot choose a favorite!
  • Honey LINEN Berry -- *Gather honey all the day* -- 32ct linen stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it finishes almost 4 inches in length.
  • Honey SILK Berry -- Solidly stitched, this one features a golden-yellow honey-comb top with Rhodes Stitches here and there for texture -- can you see that in the pic? Honey Silk Berry finishes approx 2 inches in length.
  • Nativity LINEN Berry -- 32ct Nocturne Picture This Plus Linen -- hand-dyed cottons, beautiful miniature Holy Family scene, this finishes approx 4-inches.
  • Nativity SILK Berry -- More cottons, the background on this is solidly stitched (Weeks Deep Sea), it finishes approx 2-inches.

Frightful Be from Shepherd's Bush October Pincushion from Shepherd's Bush Ghosts Gather Scissor Fob from Shepherd's Bush Ewe Better Not Pout from Shepherd's Bush
New Treats from Shepherd's Bush!
Coming any day... You know Tina and Teri's charm... you know how cute these will be!
  • Frightful Be -- A *quirky sweet * sampler stitched on Teri's 32ct hand-dyed linen with a combo of hand-dyed silks and cottons, tiny specialty buttons included in the KIT.
  • October Pincushion -- A companion to Frightful Be -- You'll get the cottons, buttons and rik-rack trim with beads for finishing. A small KIT.
  • Ghosts Gather Scissor Fob -- TWO-SIDED! Dusty 32ct purple linen, hand-dyed and regular cotton flosses, beads, buttons and Teri's delicious hand-dyed silk ribbon for the finishing.
  • Ewe Better Not Pout -- The annual Christmas Cushion -- KIT or Chart with button -- Kit contains the18ct natural linen, threads, button and Teri's special ribbon. LIMITED.
Frightful Halloween Roll from Shepherd's Bush Thanksgiving Trifles from Shepherd's Bush Teri's Gorgeous Hand-dyed Rayon/Silk Ribbon from Shepherd's Bush Teri's Handmade Scissor Fobs from Shepherd's Bush
  • Frightful Halloween Roll -- Actually a little 3 x 4 band sampler -- frame this, square-it, or roll it into the needleroll shape shown, this is a small kit of 32ct linen, beads, buttons, floss and more or Teri's luscious ribbon!
  • Thanksgiving Trifles -- Another pin cushion trio presented in a leaflet format -- JABCO has a button pack to embellish -- always fun fabric choices in these small designs.
  • Teri's Gorgeous Hand-dyed Rayon/Silk Ribbon -- Teri dyes and dyes... and we love what we get when we get it -- and we can't ALWAYS GET it! (dying depends on her life and the weather!!!) Beautiful 1/2 inch wide ribbons, each 1-yard package is different and lovingly unique. Get a bunch, so you'll have 'just the right color' in a pinch!
  • Teri's Handmade Scissor Fobs -- More goodies that are one-of-a-kind and depend on Ms Teri's time and energy to produce! ITTY BITTY paper images of Shepherd's Bush's stitchery are arranged inside these little 'frames' and sealed in place. THEN, decorated with bits of coordinating beads... a lot of 'fiddling' to make these delightful little things!

Penny Autumn from Plum Street Samplers Mermaid Fraktur from Plum Street Samplers Earthly Treasures from Plum Street Samplers White Pumpkin Farm from Plum Street Samplers
Four New Offerings from Plum Street Samplers
All available in chart format, all Paulette's style and charm...
  • Penny Autumn -- Inspired by penny rugs -- look at that gorgeous border of pennies!!! 115 x 91 in count, a light neutral linen and hand-dyed flosses... GORGEOUS colors!
  • Mermaid Fraktur -- Hans Christian Anderson wrote The Little Mermaid in 1837 -- hence the date! Choose a sea-side-looking fabric, stitch count is 145 x 108 -- don't the seaweed leaves move just like the mermaid's hair???
  • Earthly Treasures -- Very insightful advice in this original verse Paulette wrote! A little over-one stitching in the header angel... she reminds us that we came with nothing and leave with nothing. (So does that mean you leave your stash behind???)
  • White Pumpkin Farm -- A study in Autumnal colors -- with lots of the *shades of white* tossed here and there for drama! Very pretty balance with the heavy green band across the top, the bold and organized barn in the middle, and all the pumpkins lined up in the fields below. And the border hugs everything with it's tiny dots all around!

The Scary Moon! - Our September 2016 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more
The Scary Moon! - Our September 2016 Secret Needle Night Kit
Welcome to our Scary Halloween House set against that Scary Halloween Moon! It's a haunted house... so that's why it's floating a little against the sky! Stitched on 18ct linen with #5 Pearl cottons and Very Velvets -- it's really 9ct and uses only one strand of thread! Finishing approx 4-1/2 inches square... we mounted outs on a painted board, but it'd make a cute block stand-up as well.

The Scary Moon is our September Secret Needle Night Kit. It contains the chart, fabric, threads and beads for the birds. We do offer an optional finishing kit by Magic by Mona that includes that painted board and everything else you need to make this haunted scene!

Just Cross Stitch's JCS 2016 ANNUAL Ornament Issue - click to see more
The 2016 Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issue is HERE!
Always long-awaited for... this year's collectable magazine is here... and features 70 different tree ornaments. PRAIRIE SCHOOLER put a new one in here -- he's a Santa waving Good Night! Real cute Santas, as always, some a little basic, some over-the-top involved, fun snowmen -- lots of different subjects throughout.

The recipes the designers share are always super-good, too! (There's a little one in here by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery that says not a creature was stirring... and it has a little cook mouse and a gingerbread cookie on it!) Definitely a good deal at $9.99 -- especially with that never-seen-and now-retired Prairie Schooler bonus!

Home Sweet Home from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more ABC Samplers #3 - FGH from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more ABC Samplers FGH, and Home Sweet Home
from Little House Needleworks
Little House has sent two new pieces -- the ABC Sampler is her third in a nine-part set of cushions all featuring a house and eventually spelling out the alphabet. Change out the letters of you want your cushions to spell something other than the alphabet, join them all together, or fill a bowl with your set of these charming *bowl fillers!*Finishing approx 4 x 4, presented as a small chart.

Home Sweet Home is just a very simple stylized flower pit with clean lavish blooms. Very stiking and crisp... presented as a small chart.

Snow Place Like Home from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Country Cottage Needleworks Announces Snow Place Like Home
Beginning in October, we will have a new 5-part set of charts -- all 5 *Homes* in a row -- all offered as small, individual charts!

Not much info yet, but our auto will begin with chart #1 and main cut of fabric, along with any necessary embellishments. After that, each shipment will contain charts and embellishments (if needed) only! Prices TBA... but plan for normal-ish $6 to $8 on charts!

All 5 parts of A New World from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more A New World - One of several new things from Barbara Ana
This is a charming 5-Part set of designs that we are packing together -- so you will not miss a single one of the collection! Each part measures 195 x 45 stitches, and is worked on a different colors of 32ct linen. (They each finish about 3 x 14., but the entire piece measures 15 x 14-ish.) Everything is coded for DMC floss, and there are no embellishments or special stitches in it. (So.... maybe you can add some if you want to!?)
  • Part One is Halloween -- *The Night of all Fears* -- Purple linen, lots of witches, bats and cats in the colorful village street scene. One of the buildings has eyes!
  • Part two is a farm scene *Plentiful Meadows.* Animals, vegetables, and barns, this one is stitched on Dark Cobblestone.
  • Part three is *Deep in the Woods* -- a super cute collection of forest animals, trees and a little log cabin stitched on 32ct Dirty Linen.
  • Part four is *A Visit to Town* -- worked on Blue Spruce -- a colorful street of businesses.
  • Part five is *Over the Seas* -- on Limestone linen, it is FULL of charming sea creatures sailing ships and pirates, a lighthouse, a mermaid, seahorse and a crab... so darn cute!
A lot here...tons of great smaller motifs to break up... get the set of charts and then decide how you want to present them!

September - Part of the 2016 Chalk-Squared Series from Just Another Button Company and Hands-On Design - click to see more September's Floral Squareology Moment in Chalk
from Just Another Button Company and Hands-On Design
This is the 9th edition in this pretty set of 4-inch rounds -- all pretty florals worked on charcoal gray fabric. Stitch them individually and mount into white metal mini-pans, or join them all together for a larger piece that needs to hang in a special hallway or on a large kitchen wall.

You could even finish them into cushions and nestle in yet another basket to display on your counter! (Baskets of stitched pin cushions everywhere -- what must the family THINK!?) Anyway, very pretty, delicate florals in this set, each is presented as a small chart with button embellishments.

The Christmas Chalk Collection, Part 3 from Hands-On Design - click to see more
The Christmas Chalk Collection, Part 3
from Hands-On Design
The final set of three ornaments with a chalkboard-style flavor -- Hands On's collection of nine designs is now complete. Grab some charcoal-colored fabric (there are at least 5 different options out there for these), and a little floss... when you finish these, you'll find those light green felt holly leaves in your chartpack!

Sugar Plums, Silver Bells and Silent Night round out this set of designs. Presented as the chart, with the felt holly leaf cut-outs and red holly berry buttons!

A Year at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more A Year at Hawk Run Hollow
from Carriage House
Carriage House's ninth in the Hawk Run Hollow Series -- this joins Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Farms, Spring and Map of HRH! This design is made up of 12 -- 92 x 92 stitch count blocks -- each a tribute to it's month of the year.

Charted for DMC or silks, you CAN split all of these up and make them into individual pillows to fill that big bowl of yours. We see this one as perkier -- like Spring at HRH... a little more colorful than some of the order offerings. Presented as a chart -- it's a gotta-have -- the blocks are charming!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has 12 new small ornament designs created by artist -- Sticks. Presented as their small kits, each contains TWO mini-stocking designs that can be stitched and attached back-to-back -- so when they twirl on your Christmas tree, you can still see pretty stitching.

Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each contains the flosses and a few beads for glitz. Whimsical designs... you can see snowmen, trees, hearts and holly, SUPER Colorful and festive... each kit is $8.00 -- but you get everything for TWO designs!

Needlework Enthusiast's 2017 Book of Days from Needlework Press - click for more
A Quick Circle Update!
We are feverishly assembling kits... and expect to ship either this Saturday or next Tuesday!

We had to wait a little longer than we wanted to for some components... but all is well, and we are working our fingers to the bone!

Needlework Enthusiast's 2017 Book of Days from Needlework Press - click for more Needlework Enthusiast's 2017 Book of Days
from Needlework Press
Needlework Press's annual *Sourcebook & Agenda for the thoughtful and Enlighttened Mind* is here! Available till December-ish... this is a softcover 9 x 12 book that features a calendar of 2017 -- with spaces to write in each day. With fun needlework related artwork throughout, and sampler quotes and verses, use this as your stitching diary.

Log your hours, write in your stitch group meeting dates and stitching trips, schedule good shopping road trips, keep track of new stitching friends in here. Use it for your wish lists, use it to mark the beginnings and endings of special projects! By then end of the year, your Book of Days might be tattered and well-loved... and what a wonderful stitching memory it will make!

Halloween Time from Needlework Press - click for more Halloween Time from Needlework Press
Needlework Press's second design in their Time to Stitch series, this mini clock is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Grasshopper linen over one thread. It'd be cute just as a round pin cushion, but what makes it so charming is the fake clock frame it is mounted in!

A real-live 5 x 7 x 3 empty, old fashioned alarm clock (that is hollow inside -- so a fake!)... you mount the needlework inside of it -- too cute! Presented as a single card chart, the clock is offered separately -- cool to display other trinkets inside that cavity, as well!

Halloween Gathering from Thistles - click for a larger view Halloween Gathering from Thistles
Here's a new piece by Thistles... it's stitched on FIVE different cuts of fabric, and then sewn together! Your count can vary, but these are worked on Weeks Confederate Gray, Grasshopper and Putty linens -- trick is to get all your fabrics the SAME stitch count! Use Gentle Art Sampler Threads from your stash -- Onyx, Tin Bucket, Wheatfields, Tradewind, Piney Woods, Cinnamon, Carriage Black, and Autumn Leaves, all yummy fall-ish colors.

You CAN use only one or two colors of fabric, you CAN stitch this vertically -- for a long and skinny wall (beside a door or someplace), you can make 5 separate bowl-filler pin cushions! You can do lots with this charming design idea of Liezbeth's! Presented as the chart.

No Need to be Crabby! from Accoutrement Designs - click to see more No Need to be Crabby!
Accoutrement Designs brings us the cutest little red and blue crab needle minder magnets! Only an inch in size... you could keep these if you caught them... but there's not much meat to enjoy on them -- only little jewels!

Each has a strong rare-earth magnet on the back to help your needles cling in place. Too cute tucked into a seaside sewing case, a shadow box... even on your fridge door at the beach!!!!!

Miniature Peyote Stitched Beaded Fobs from Fern Ridge Collections
Sail Away Fob Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view Deserted Island Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view Our Flag Fob Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view Pat and Peggy from Fern Ridge have the cutest MINIATURE beaded fobs EVER! These three are new... they are supposed to fit into the ear-bud hole in your cell phone. BUTTTT, don't do that! Change out the finding and make them to clip onto your scissors as bitty fobs!

They finish LESS THAN one by 2 inches... and like all their larger Fern Ridge counterparts, they feature glisteny beads, cute charms and lavish fringe trim. A very different stitching technique... if you've never done Peyote before, these would be really good beginner pieces -- as they should take you less than 2 hours to complete. We have several other designs in this series of mini-kits...
  • Our Flag features red, white and navy blue beads and an USA charm.
  • Deserted Island has a little scallop shell charm and the prettiest aqua beads... and some metallic seaweed green in here as well! It's supposed to be a miniature beach!
  • Sail Away has more sparkly aqua...and a little porpoise charm!
On Pins and Needles from Fern Ridge Collections
On Pins and Needles Fob Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view On Pins and Needles needle case Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view I can't wait till we have our shop model finished to show you how stunning this set is! A study in silvers, grey, taupe and antiqued silvery Mercury Glass colors, the case is stitched on Picture This Plus's 28ct Pewter hand-dyed linen using Gentle Art's Portobello and Aged Pewter flosses. The inside features a stuffed pin cushion, while the outside features those antiqued pearls and lovely pieces of antiqued gold filigrees.

You get the linen, linings, ultra-suede, calico lining material, the bodkin, EVERYTHING to make this 4 x 4 tri-folded needle case. Lovely! The matcing beaded fob is just gorgeous. It looks like tarnished glass -- already old and very treasured! That complete kit comes with the findings, threads, and all the luscious beads to complete the fob and all that awesome fringe!

Mr Nutley Owl by Just Nan -- click to see more! Wild Eyed Jack Humbug by Just Nan -- click to see more! Autumn in the Meadow by Just Nan -- click to see more!
NEW Just Nan Autumn and Halloween 2016!
Oh we are in for a treat from Just Nan!!! Due in the ship September 1st... we have three new things that are KILLER CUTE!
  • Mr Nutley Owl -- He has an REAL ACORN CAP HAT! Nan's latest small ornament, Mr Nutley companions Oakley Owlet, and is stitched on County Mocha Vintage Belfast Linen. Limited Edition kit... if you are on our Ornament Auto -- you'll get him right away (along with his fabric.)
  • Wild Eyed Jack Humbug -- This little 2-1/2 inch ornament is worked on Stone Gray Belfast linen... different on all three sides... Jack's eyes are metallic sequins trimmed with beads and buttons! Read more for all the design and package details.
  • Autumn in the Meadow -- The third in this seasonal series -- an (optional -- but ours will all have him!) tiny limited edition squirrel charm bead is hiding inside this folding case of acorns, pumpkins, vibrant leaves and lots of crows. 5-Inch square design, this folds to a smaller case, but can be framed as well!
Everything arrives the first of September. We are taking RESERVATIONS for all of it NOW. Nan has such an eye for Autumn and Halloween things... I just couldn't wait to show it all off to you! She said that she's hand-picked ALL of Nutley's Acorn Hats from her walks with John... on their new property ... by the water in Georgia! Each one is different because that is how Mother Nature makes them!

Announcing: Pumpkin Mouse at Frightmare House!
Our Fall 2016 Silver Needle/Just Nan Exclusive Limited Edition Kit!!! It's Here!

Pumpkin Mouse at Frightmare House from Just Nan Get ready for spooky Halloween fun and folly -- Nan has made us another charming house for Lindy Mouse -- and this time she's dressed in her pumpkin costume greeting her Party Guests!

LIMITED IN EDITION... Frightmare House is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Peoria Purple linen using 16 colors of DMC floss. It assembles easily (hand-whip-stitch edges together) and finishes approx 3 x 3 -- with the roof and basement measuring a mere 2 x 2 each. The Pumpkin Mouse is stitched on Weeks 32ct Pumpkin Linen and she finishes a bit smaller than the rest of Nan's stitched mice. (She is actually the same size as our Charming House of Lindy Mouse mouse!) There is a magnet in the bottom of the house to cling to the 1 x 2 inch Mummy's Crypt Needle Slide in the basement... and all 6 sides of Frightmare House feature your stitching!

Click the pic to read all the fun details -- Lots more details on our Just Nan Page!

Patriotic Pin Cushion from The Bee Cottage - click to see more Patriotic Pin Cushion from The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree has several new releases -- this small cushion is just one, and I thought it was real cute. Choose any fabric count you want -- something over two is easier because of the backstitching -- and DMC floss from your stash. There is a band across the middle of the heart that is decorated with woven lengths of silver cable thread -- but she's missed that in the thread listing!

Find a pretty silver metallic -- lots of different weights will work -- and then embellish with the three mini silver star beads that are included with the small chart. Stitch count is only 55 square -- so it'll be petite and festive!

Mr Owl's Wintergreen Gala and Penny Penguin's Heart of Christmas from Artful Offerings - click for more Mr Owl and Penny Penguin
from Artful Offerings
Artful Offerings has a pair of new charts that caught my eye! Two wintery-souls, each is surrounded by a bit of greenery -- like a little wreath.

Stitched on neutral fabrics, they call for either Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC floss, and finish into generous-sized 4 x 5 ornaments. No special stitches or anything... just super-cute designs!

Spooky Halloween from Abby Rose - click for more
Spooky Halloween from Abby Rose
A sweet Halloween piece -- if one can call Halloween *sweet!* -- this makes a 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 cushion over two on 32ct.

Stitched with hand-dyed flosses which you probably already have in your stash, it has the scary witch, the bubbling brew and all the necessary cats, bats, jacks, and the midnight moon. Just a cute seasonal decoration to stitch in a jiff! Presented as the chart.

Welcome Autumn from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Trick or Treat from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Simply Scary from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Autumn and Halloween *The Drawn Thread Way* are Here!
  • Welcome Autumn -- Cynthia Zittel of The Drawn Thread is beginning a new set of Seasonal Welcome Designs -- This is the first! 30 x 216 Stitch count (2 x 13-1/2!), it is worked on 32ct Antique Lambswool linen and is coded for Dinky Dyes hand-dyed silk. FOR A LIMITED TIME, our charts are coming WITH that silk packet of threads. Very pretty with all it's textured specialty stitches, the colors are gorgeous! Make the individual letters into cushions and dump them all into a basket together, see how long it takes someone to figure out they spell WELCOME!
  • Trick or Treat -- Skeletons, ghosts, crows and spiders... what could be better? Everything ELSE you want to see when you're out Trick or Treating!!! Drawn Thread's Halloween look is all over this charming row of pumpkins and birds. Special stitches everywhere, this stitch count is 50 x 210 and it is worked with Dinky dyes silks on 32ct Dirty Linen. Presented as a chart, there are three black button embellishments in it, and for a limited time, our charts will come with the packet of Dinky Dyes hand-dyed silks. So many cute motifs in here, another one to split up and make into a set of small cushions!
  • Simply Scary -- Another in Cynthia's Simple Sampler series... this is only 53 x 95 in stitch count, so quite petite! It is coded for either Dinky Dyes silks or Gentle Art Sampler Threads, and the chart includes a pair of bitty black buttons to make those little spiders! Very cute... I imagine this will be a 4-part piece -- just like her Simple Samplers for the 4 Seasons -- which have just finished!

Jingle My Bells Ornament from Val's Stuff Santa's Watching Ornament from Val's Stuff More Ornaments from Val's Stuff
The latest pair of paper ornaments has arrived to go with Val's other cute designs. Presented as charts with the cut of 14ct brown perforated paper, black mounting felt and one or two eyes by JABCO... Jingle My Bells includes the bell as well.

ALL of these are fun, and the paper makes them super easy to stitch. You will need to supply the flosses from your stash.
A Spider's Sewing Trifle Kit from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more A Spider's Sewing Trifle Kit
from Praiseworthy Stitches
This is a very small kit to make a 40 x 110-ish (2 x 3-inch) little trifold sewing case. The kit contains the chart, some linen, black felt to make a spider pin cushion to hide inside, flosses, a silver spider charm, two different black and orange finishing fabrics and sparkly green tulle for a ruffled edge finishing treatment, ribbon and a piece of felt for interfacing and padding.

When you've finished it, it would be cute hanging as a small seasonal Halloween ornament... from a scrawny tree branch, or tucked right into a bowl of pin cushions!

Mani Di Donna Halloween Days Sewing Basket - click to see more0 Halloween Days Sewing Basket from Mani di Donna
This is the chart to stitch this darling 4 x 6-ish inch divided fabric basket. The four sides are stitched with charming Halloween scenes -- all on Weeks hand-dyed 30ct Tin Roof Linen, with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. There are very complete assembly and finishing instructions in here (written in both Italian and English) with 17 pictures of what's going on!

Just lots of cardboard pieces covered with fabrics, you get that little wooden handle piece in the chart along with the bat button cut-out from the handle that adorns the fob! The tiny handle is only 3-1/2 inches wide by 2-1/4 inches high -- so that should give you an idea of how petite and CUTE this little thing really is! (The bat button is less than an inch in size)

Plant Wisdom Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Abigail Markam Sampler
from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
Here is a pretty sampler -- very bold and organized -- balanced and stately! Presented as a chart, this measures 205 x 155 -- so finishes just 9-1/2 x 13 on 32ct. If you choose smaller fabric, you can make your finished piece smaller as well.

Charted for ONLY regular DMC floss of black, two shades of green, two shades of gold and a brown and red, you could easily change some of the colors to hand-dyeds if you wanted to. The border is pretty, alphabet is good, and the house is very eye-catching. It would make a wonderful *family established* piece!

Bless Our Home from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Bless Our Home
from La-D-Da
La d Da has a pretty new sampler design, Bless our home on every side, bless our door that opens wide. Presented as a chart, it is stitched on a medium brown colored fabric, and calls for a medley of DMC, Sampler Threads and Weeks hand-dyeds.

289 x 233 in stitch count... this will finish approx 18 x 14-1/2 on 32ct... so adjust fabric count to adjust finished size! The alphabet font is lovely on here, the border is very bold and organized, and the tree leaves and flower petals are soft and rounded... very charming!

Spooked! Mystery Sampler - click for more
Lizzie*Kate's Spooked! Mystery Sampler is Here!
Lizzie Kate's newest Mystery Sampler is all finished and here all in one piece! *Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October's days.*

So darn cute, this measures approx 14 x 6 on any neutral 28 or 32ct linen (or 14 or 18 aida.) As with Linda's other Mystery pieces -- you get BONUS charts in here for more super-cute projects.

The special embellishment packet has lots of little things in it as well. I love that bitty owl in the tree and check out the monster cooking in the cauldron! (it might be an unlucky little toad!)

Tiny Tidings XXI from Lizzie Kate Santa '16 Old School Santa from Lizzie Kate K91 Pumpkin Pocket from Lizzie Kate
3 More New Designs from Lizzie*Kate
  • Tiny Tidings XXI Wow, 21 years of Lizzie Kate ornaments! 5 Little Christmas characters of Santa, Mrs Claus, reindeer, elf and snowman... each has his own bitty embellishment, and is the star of his own ornament! Presented in a chart pack, we are including the official LK embellishment pack with your chart this year. It's time to get busy on this yea's ornaments!!!

    For a limited time, we will have a Weeks Dye Works finishing pack of wools to use for your ornaments.
  • Santa '16 Old School Santa This year's Annual Snippet Santa - Vintage colors, and a great verse: *I'm old school, and I like to hear people say Merry Christmas!* We are packaging the embellishments automatically with the card this year!
  • K91 Pumpkin Pocket The final of LK's four seasons of little pocket designs, you get a darling design to stitch on the provided 30ct linen. Also included in the mini-kit is a black button and some black rik-rak, two rusty buttons, and templates as well as finishing instructions for the little bag. Of course, pin cushions are always another option... and you'll still enjoy that cute Halloween design! Get all four seasons and display them together!!!

Gingher's 2016 Collector Scissors - Sawyer Pattern - click for more Gingher's 2016 Limited Edition Sawyer Scissors have Arrived Early!
This year's very limited set of decorated enameled Gingher scissors is here! *Sawyer* is this year's color... they are a pretty, crisp red and white.

Offered in 4-inch embroidery, 5 -inch sewing and 8-inch shears... if you reserved a pair or two -- yours will ship out ASAP! If not... take a peek... and treat yourself to a lovely new pair of wonderful, sturdy, substantial scissors!

The Candy Corn of Mischief by Bent Creek -- click to see more The Candy Corn of Mischief from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has sent a fun new design -- in plenty of time for Halloween -- which is really an awesome feat for them! It's cute as can be... and we're thrilled we'll actually have tine to get it stitched for the holiday!!!

Presented as a complete kit of 18ct linen, you get pre-sorted and labeled #5 Pearl Cottons that require only 1 strand of thread in your needle for stitching. The corn finishes approx 6 x 6, and sports cute little ghosts in the white part, jack-o-lanterns in the orange, and the moon and stars in the yellow section. Candy Corn of Mischief companions their other kits like Pumpkin of Leaves, Heart of Hearts, Snowman of Snowflakes... and lots more!

CS194 I Rest Thy Needle from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS193 Scary Mouse from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS191 One For The Crow from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS192 Autumn's Fruitful Labor from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Four New Designs from With Thy Needle
Three Autumnal and Halloween designs -- Brenda's Sewing Clamp Pin Cushion Box steals the show this time! Four new Cross Stitch charts for pin cushions and a framed piece, click on the pics to take you to our WTN Page.

DO NOT miss the charming new 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch Lone Elm Lane Sewing Clamp Box... we have them on order, but I think they are going to go fast!

New Curly Girl Kits by Mill Hill - click for more
New Curly Girl Kits by Mill Hill
Everybody loves Curly Girl's whimsical artwork and her *wisdoms of life* advice! Mill Hill has a license to produce her designs in Cross Stitch, so six new designs have come our way. Presented in kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill glass beads (not tons, just enough for a little glitz) and DMC flosses, these are over-the-top cute! Each finishes approx 7 x 7.
  • Believe -- A very low-key Christmas piece -- all you see is a tiny silouette of Santa and his sleigh atop a building! *There comes a moment every year when something whispers in our ears Believe, Believe, Believe.*
  • Let Your Light Shine -- *Just wait until you see what is possible when you shine your little light on the world.*
  • Be There -- *Any given moment can change your life -- you just have to be there.*
  • You Rescued Me -- This is my favorite one (I think!) *Our hearts are forever connected you see, I adopted you, but you rescued me.*
  • Peace -- *Peace is the understanding that though we are each one different, we are all made of the same exquisite stuff.*
  • Time to Pack -- *The world is not going to come to you, the sooner you realize this, the more time you'll have to pack.*

Humble Gatherings from Scattered Seed Samplers - click to see more Humble Gatherings from Scattered Seed Samplers
What a sweet bunny -- offering a bouquet of pink flowers -- probably just picked from the little vine growing from his basket. Only 6-1/2 x 7 on 32ct linen, this little guy is stitched in regular DMC colors of 610, 919, 976, 3012, 3781 and 3866!

He'll be awesome tea-stained a little,a nd would LOVE some soft chenille trim around his little cushion. Offered as the chart, there are a few other new releasses by Scattered Seed -- so click the pic to see through to them.

Bump N. D'Knight Farm from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Bump N. D'Knight Farm from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has unveiled their annual Haunted House Piece for 2016! Here's a sneak peek! Such a wild collection of these gigantic houses... you need big, empty walls... or lots of holiday excitement (little kids are great at this) to enjoy the full impact of these! Bump N D'Knight Farm companions Witch's B & B, Darkwing, Croaking Toad and Ravenswood Manors as well as Seedy Pumpkin Cottage. 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus is this year's fabric choice, and along with bits of bead and metallic (silver spider webs) embellishments, there is a set of clay JABCO buttons as well.

In looking at this... I think you could split the elements up a little if you haven't the space to display the whole piece -- or the discipline to stitch it all. Look at the main house with carriage and tree in front! Anyway, there is definitely something fishy happening in the bard on this busy Trick or Treat night! Approx 15-1/2 x 20 on 32ct... coded for DMC or hand-dyed flosses... you'll use a ton of thread! Ships around August 19.

Julia's Stitching Frame Julia's Stitching Frame Julia's Stitching Frame from Big Island Woods
This is a wonderful new stitching frame hand-made by one of our customers, Julia, along with her brother! It is so simple, so uncluttered, and SO EASY to assemble and use! You get two side bars -- approx 3/4 x 2 x 14 in size. See the three holes? See the screws on them -- and the four little scalloped black finger knobs? You get 2 roller bars.

Don't panic to learn that you use that blue painter's tape (it's low adhesive... and a sample piece is included with the frame) to attach the edge of your fabric to the bars. The bars fit into the holes of the side bars, you use the super-easy-to-grab scalloped knobs to tighten those bars around the rods... roll the bars to tighten... and you are ready to stitch!

You can adjust your stitching area because of the holes on the sides, and you can even bring in your sides a little if you want. Actually very lightweight, the whole things weighs less than 1-1/2 pounds and it breaks down to the four sticks and knobs to fit into a cotton drawstring pouch (made by Julia's Mom!) Nice and smooth, NOT a messy contraption to use... easy to carry, I think you'll be very pleased with this!

Acorn Shaker Box from Jeannette Douglas Acorn Shaker Box
from Jeannette Douglas Designs
Here's a small chart by Jeannette Douglas that fits into the top of a Lone Elm Lane 6-inch Shaker box when stitched on 32ct. No box? Make a round cushion instead!

Presented as a small chart WITH the cuts of Gloriana hand-dyed silk, you'll need to add bits of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- or the same shades in Gentle Art Simply Wools. The Gloriana is the color around the outside and inside borders. A pretty and petite autumn piece... stitch count is 78 x 78 or 5 x 5. Choose any lovely 32ct fabric you love to work on!

Cottage Garden Samplings Needleworker's Sampler - click for more Needleworker's Sampler
from Cottage Garden Samplings
A cute sampler - this baby is huge! Stitch count is 235 x 196 -- so it finishes approx 17 x 14 on 28ct! Very pretty motifs, the basket of wool yarn, scissors and thread are fun -- you could probably work those together with the sheep and the verse if you don't have room or time to get the rest of this finished.

The shepherdess is hugely grand, however, and so is the house! Charted for DMC, the roses are 315 and 316, grays are 844 and 3787, and good greens of 503 and 3363.

Personal Cell Phone Fans! - click for more
Personal Cell Phone Fans! - click for more Personal Cell Phone Fans!
Really! Have you ever sat through a talk or meeting with NOTHING moving except the speaker's mouth? I found little cell phone fans to help you keep your cool!!!! 3-inch blades -- all different bright colors -- that plug into the charging hole of your cell phone, these little guys MOVE THE AIR!

Something fun and functional to have in your tote bag, desk, purse or even cosmetic bag, they feature a tiny adapter that plugs into the fan, and works in EITHER I-Phones or Androids. It most likely plugs into your Tablet or E-reader, too. They even have a touch on-off switch and come in a little zip-locking clear bag to keep it safe in your bag. You can still use your phone while your personal mini-fan is plugged in, it is silent, weighs nothing, and doesn't use lots of battery strength.

Mini Bee Needle Minder from Kelmscott Beeskep Vintage Postcard Threadkeep from Kelmscott Mermaid Tail Threadkeep from Kelmscott
New Treats from Kelmscott Designs
A lovely collection of needlework trinkets and gadgets, these all make nice stitcher gifts, they are fun to use, and look wonderful tucked into cases, keeps and shadow box frames.
  • Mini Bee Needle Minder -- Isn't this a pretty thing? Kelmscott's black resin sets off her pretty bumblebee... the whole thing measures just 1-1/4 inches from side to side. Needle Minders aren't just for needles either -- they are pretty magnets for your filing cabinet or even the good old-fashioned refrigerator door!
  • Beeskep Vintage Postcard Threadkeep -- A charming sepia-tone, old fashioned picture on this little board that measures a bit over 2 x 3-1/2, it features 6 holes to attach your working threads.
  • Mermaid Tail Threadkeep -- This is SO CUTE! Another thread keep, just over 4 inches, -- same kind of thing as the vintage beeskep. This one would be incredible stored inside of a nautical sewing case, or cool perched beside a seaside pin cushion!!! The design is not painted or enameled on the wood... I think it's probably a laminated paper image, but like the rest of these, it is absolutely and perfectly transferred onto the wood -- and the colors in this charming tail are gorgeous!

Escapade Hollandaise by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Escapade Hollandaise
from Reflets de Soie
Reflets de Soie has a new leaflet featuring 6 charming Blue & White classic scenes. Charted for DMC or Silk -- there are only 5 colors featured in the designs - White, and 3750, 3756, 930 and 931 blues. Three of the designs measure approx 130 x 90 in stitch count (8 x 5-1/2 on 32ct), the other three - 90 x 60 - so 5-1/2 x 4 on the same 32ct.

Adjust your finished size by adjusting the fabric count you choose. Beautiful little scenes - they remind me of antique kitchen tiles! Presented together in leaflet format.

Teresa Layman Gnome Sweet Gnome -- click to see more Teresa Layman Bless This House -- click to see more Teresa Layman Tip Toe Through The Tulips -- click to see more
Three New Offerings from Teresa Layman
Tiny French Knots filled in like paint-by-number... Teresa Layman has treated us to three new miniature knot-work patterns! Each one comes as the line drawing printed onto a heavy muslin-type ground fabric You supply DMC floss, and fill in the drawing with single-wrap French Knots. NOT CROSSES!

Not for the *faint-of-needler,* these are absolutely enchanting as doll house rugs and small framed bits of hand-done needlework.

Autumn By The Sea from Jeannette Douglas Autumn By The Sea
from Jeannette Douglas Designs
The third season in Jeannette's 4-part set -- she has a picture in her mind of the lovely colored harvest moon that rises over the water in October and is full and round and bright! This 6 x 6 piece is stitched with a multitude of hand-dyed silks from Gloriana, Thread Gatherer, and Caron, and features metallic braids and glass bead accents to those luscious silks. There is even a sterling silver octopus charm on this!!!

The Bargello sand and waves start you out in the center, then you stitch the woven shell, seahorse, pumpkin and Bittersweet borders, all before getting to that pretty sawtooth border and the little octopus! Stitch this by itself, or join it with the other seasons for a 12 x 12 piece... each season is gorgous just he way it is!

Death By Cross Stitch from Long Dog Samplers - click for more
Death By Cross Stitch from Long Dog Samplers
Well... YEAH! Grab this chart, cut some fabric, and get busy! Stitch count is 363 x 447, and since it is charted for only color, it should be a breeze to stitch! Actually, the chart is quite clear and easy to read, and if you choose an over-dyed thread with a little color variation in it, this will be stunning!

I don't have the patience to execute this, but maybe YOU do? Presented in a chart by Long Dog Samplers -- in honor of her 20th year designing Cross Stitch!

Patchwork Is Happiness from The Pink Needle - click for more What's Moo from The Pink Needle - click for more Little House on the Prairie from The Pink Needle - click for more Home Is Where from The Pink Needle - click for more
Four New Designs from Marie Suarez of The Pink Needle
We have some new charts by Marie Suarez that can be stitched on just about whatever fabric you choose, using good 'ol DMC floss! A French designer, these are presented in 6 x 9 chartpacks, the charts inside are very large and clear.
  • Patchwork Is Happiness is 146 x 82 -- a quilting theme.
  • What's Moo is a whimsical farm scene... 100 x 100 in size. Stitch it for a cow-lover!
  • Little House on the Prairie -- 100 x 100 Stitches... a cute little Americana farm scene.
  • Home Is Where -- It's a city scene with a cute ABC and numeral block border. 175 x 109 in stitch count.

Puffin & Co Star Needle Nanny - click to see more Puffin & Co Apple Needle Nanny - click to see more Puffin & Co Halloween Gal Needle Nanny - click to see more Puffin & Co Santa Needle Nanny - click to see more
Four New Needle Nannies from Puffin & Co
Super-duper strong rare earth magnets make these little guys as strong as they are pretty! Brass, copper and nickel, each features all three metals in their artwork.

Measuring approx 1-1/4 inches in size, they will hold charts to boards, keep track of needles and scissors, or skip your needlework basket all together and cling to your refrigerator for the really heavy duty stuff!

Louise Coulimore from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Hannah Coates 1848 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Miss Mary Ann Bournes 1791 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Suzanna Millne 1843 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
Hands Across The Sea Samplers
Here are 4 antique samplers -- all beautifully re-charted -- so we can enjoy them again, for years to come! Presented in full color leaflet format, these publications are ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! The paper is glossed and heavy, the charts are printed in full color, and there is a bit of history included in each about its particular sampler. After you read the descriptions, you gain a new appreciation for the content of each piece and it's historic significance. If you can get one finished -- what a gorgeous heirloom you will have! Choose any fabrics you want -- they'll be YOUR samplers!
  • Louisa Coulimore -- Late 1800's, a Bristol Orphanage piece, there are 5 pages of history about Louisa and her life... and some orphanage pictures! 246 x 280 stitches.
  • Hannah Coates 1848 -- DMC or silk, 345 x 319. lush pink floral border, grand red house, the girl in the 1820's blue dress is curiously 20 years out of fashion as this was dated 28 years later! 345 x 319 In stitch count.
  • Miss Mary Ann Bournes 1791 -- Centers around bees, skeps and gardening. Look at that pretty border, there are some Satins and Eyelets in here, 333 x 386 -- gorgeous!
Even if you don't stitch a single one of these -- the leaflets themselves are so beautifully done!

A Gift From Heaven from With My Needle - click to see more
A Gift From Heaven
from With My Needle
With My Needle's Ellen Chester has new twin grand-daughters -- Norah and Kathryn -- so of course here is matching pair of birth samplers!!!!! A central panel of grazing sheep surrounded by the pretty borders of urns and vines... the samplers look the same, but in studying them, you'll find they go together, but are different - just like the girls!

You don't need a twin to enjoy these, however! Both samplers are in the same chart pack --- they finish approx 5 x 8 on 36ct and they are charted for Needlepoint Inc Silk or DMC floss.

July, August, September and October from Lizzie*Kate
Lizzie Kate's next installment of her Yearbook Double Flips is due to arrive this week! Presented in small card format, you get J & A in one, and S & O in another card -- each design comes with its own tiny brass charm embellishment as well.

Small medleys of even smaller motifs, they are fast to work up and make cute seasonal decorations. Doorknob hangers, little stand-up blocks... whatever! The final two months release in one final card early this fall... so if you are on our auto-ship, it'll come to you the day it arrives in our shop!

Story Time Sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - click to see more Once Upon a Time Sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - click to see more Storybook Designs from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
We have two new leaflets that follow the months with Fairy Tales and Storybook motifs! Each pattern features smaller panels, so you could break these apart and stitch just your favorites -- or those that enchant a special little person in your life! Coded for DMC.
  • Once Upon A Time -- I LOVE this one! Each Fairy Tale is told in a 5 x 50-ish size design space -- the whole thing measures 12-1/2 x 17-1/2 on 28ct. I can find the toad ready to be kissed... Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood... 12 tiny tales in all!
  • Story Time Classics -- Features all different stories, and these are 30 x 55 in stitch count size and shape, so the whole piece finishes approx 8-1/2 x 11 on 32ct. Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, The Wizard of Oz, Old Mac Donald's Farm, Peter Pan, Phantom of the Opera!, A Christmas Carol -- I think Annie Oakley is in here too! Too darn cute, these belong on the walls in your book nook, or classroom... or baby nursery!

Charcoal Mittens from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Charcoal Mittens from Rachel's of Greenfield
Oh we love the felt ornament kits we carry by Rachel's of Greenfield! Primitive stitched felt ornaments... this is the 8th set that contains 6 designs... so there are TONS to choose from! Small 3 x 3-ish old-fashioned felt pieces, all you do is cut the shapes from the included wool, blanket stitch them together, and beautiful little creations are the result.

Remember the wool ornaments that used to hang on your family Christmas Tree? Here they are (minus the plastic sequins!) Gold string to hang them, full-sized cutting templates and all the correct sizes and colors of the wools, and flosses to add the small embroidery touches, these complete kits are good to go!

VERY cute, this new set features a charcoal gray background on mittens with red cuffs. They join *Warm Hands* (more mittens), *Warm Feet* -- which are mini-stockings, *Snow Folks* --which are snowmen (even a snow kitty and a snow puppy!) and the set of gift bag ornaments!

Laundry Day from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Laundry Day
from Samplers Not Forgotten
Laundry Room -- Wash * Dry * Fold -- Repeat
Something cute to decorate the walls of your laundry room -- if you have a nice one! (mine is behind my furnace in the basement... so all I'll enjoy is a stitched model in the shop!) Samplers Not Forgotten has released this charming design -- all yummy, faded colors of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- that finishes approx 11 x 11 on 36ct.

Stitched with Harvest Basket, Barn Grey, Butternut Squash, Liberty, Dungarees, Baby Spinach, Chalk, Picnic Basket, Onyx and Garden Gate, the dusty grays and denims are perfect with the soft yellows of the flowers. Did you notice that the border is made of wooden clothespins? And... this is a much more FUN way to use the stray buttons that come off in the wash, instead of sewing them back on where they came from!

Pumpkin Cottage from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Pumpkin Cottage from The Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler's 3rd seasonal beach house has arrived... I don't think of Halloween at the beach, but I guess it DOES happen! A petite purple house with that witchy-green front door and charming pumpkin garden... I'd like to live there! Finishing 6 x 6-ish on 28ct, there are only a few special stitches in here, but lots of colorful silks and a trip of pumpkin buttons for the border.

Presented as the leaflet with silk and button pack, this whole set of cottages has been so well received. Some are stitching them all on one piece of fabric, some are not and skipping the borders as well.

Tous a la Mer By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly Tous a la Mer By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly
Just a sweet old fashioned beach scene, this 206 x 83 stitch count design is worked on natural linen, and will finish approx 13 x 5 on a 32ct. There are no special stitches or embellishments, and it's coded for just seven regular DMC flosses!

Kind of hard not to change to hand-dyeds and add some buttons or something!!! But it's simple and cute. Presented as the chart.

Vintage Needles in Original Packaging - With History - click to see more All 3 sets of Vintage Needles in Original Packaging - With History - click to see more
Vintage Needles in Original Packaging - With History!
What EXQUISITE Needlework Treats!!!!! We have found ACTUAL Vintage Needles, in their ORIGINAL packages... and each comes with a tiny bit of history about the needle company who produced them. Needle companies through the past 200 years have been buying each other out and consolidating, saving trademarks, re-naming, merging, re-building factories, you name it! Colonial Needle has lots of tiny old treasures that they have acquired over the years -- and here they are! We have three different collections of 4 packages each (covers promise 5 -- that is wrong)... old, real needles -- in their original packages (that look so cool in a framed shadow box or tucked into a special sewing case.) The packages are charming, and the history about each company is fascinating!
  • Collection I - Green Cover -- Lammerts started in 1861, Millward & Sons dates back to the 1700's. In 1761 Abel Morrall began and grew into one of the largest needle wholesalers in England, W Prickle & Son is from the 1920's...
  • Collection J - Orange Cover -- Samuel Thomas won awards in 1862 for his needles -- this pack has a 1942 design patent on it, more Abel Morrall, and Leo Lammertz -- different needles than in set I, the JA Smith & Sons are pre-war, and double packed because they are fragile!
Just the neatest find - I cannot choose a favorite! The beautiful packages... the old needles... they are STILL desired, useful and APPRECIATED!!!!!

O is for Old Glory from Heartstring Samplery - click for more O is for Old Glory from Heartstring Samplery
By Heartstring Samplery... the pattern reads 'The Alphabet Series #1' -- so YES, we will be getting 25 more of these -- but not in ABC order, and NOT following a rigid-timed-released-schedule! YEAH! (who cares about schedules anyway?)

Beth Twist promises a whole set of cute 5-ish-inch round designs.. so get a Lone Elm Lane black or charcoal 6-inch box ... and switch our your toppers when-ever you want!

O is for Old Glory is stitched on 32ct with just seven shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads. We'll begin an auto for the charts...let us know if you want a box!

Serial Bowl A Bowl Full of Scaries #1 from Plum Street Samplers Announcing a new Series - *A Bowl Full of Scaries* from Plum Street Samplers
Paulette is beginning a new short series of pin cushion designs following a Fall and/or Halloween theme. Presented in kit format -- you supply your fabric of choice -- but she has provided the hand-dyed flosses and the chenille trimming for you. Shipping every other month or so, *Scary One* is the first in the set.

We are beginning an auto-ship on these... even if you are on Plum Street's other Serial Bowl Autos with us, please let us know you want this one too! Always cute, most of the rest of the Serials have sold out. (Charts only are promised to release sometime in the distant and unscheduled future, so get them NOW while you can!)

Bead-Charm-Button Storage Box - click for more Bead-Charm-Button Storage Box
Wow, this is a petite and functional storage system for teeny tiny stuff!!!! Our 6 x 3-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch snapping closure box holds 25 different treats. Clear, so you can see what's inside, open to reveal removable dividers that separate 5 towers of screw-top jars. Each mini-jar is approx 1 inch round and 1/2 an inch high. They screw together -- so the lid on one becomes the bottom of the next.

VERY secure, and also clear so you can see what's inside... these even work for wet creams and lotions in your cosmetic travel bag! Everything is safe, organized, and compact! The little box weighs about 8 ounches.

Several Luscious Scissor Arrivals by WASA of Solingen, Germany
Several Luscious Scissor Arrivals by WASA of Solingen, Germany What an exquisite treat we have in the shop!!! From the Solingen Valley of Germany, WASA is world-famous top-quality cutlery manufacturer -- a compliment to and competitor of DOVO! We have some new styles that we used to carry (but haven't been able to get for almost 10 years!) and some pretty new offerings!

Stainless steel, hand-forged, gold plating decoration, razor-sharp blades and tips, smooth and 'buttery' cutting action... just like our DOVO embroidery scissors... WASA delivers the excellence of German artistry you will LOVE! Each has the WASA name and Solingen embossed into the blades. Choose our Regular-sized leather sheaths for these -- not the Preemie/small size... the double-sized are OK... but a little large.
  • SN53 Cross -- 3-1/2 Inches in length, these are from an antique mold. The handles come together to make a little cross shaped opening between them... and the little beading around the scissor edges make them even prettier. Light Gold plating on the handles, they don't appear to be as 'gold' in color as some of the rest. Perfect, precise, sharp little 1-1/8 inch blades.
  • SN52 Serpentine -- 3-1/2 Inches in length, another classic museum design, these are lovely, filigreed, delicate to hold and use -- just a treat! Stainless, with gold plating on the handles, they feel a little lighter in weight than the Cross Scissors -- blades are the same size though.
  • SN50 Victorian Heart -- 3-3/4 Inch in overall length -- you'll recognize this style. Gingher used to have these in their 18th Century Line -- it is a classic embroidery scissor style that is a perennial favorite. (Probably the most recognized after Stork Scissors.) Beautiful gold on the curved handles... always a good choice.
  • SN51 Flattened Victorian Heart -- Another 3-3/4 Inch style -- I think these look like the Victorian pair, just a little flattened! The finger holes turn out to be JUST A TEENY bit larger than the Victorian, so they turn out to be a little more than 1/4 an inch wider, and they feel *really good!* The same pretty gold plating on the graceful handles.
Large Buckingham Large Buckingham
Wow... we have NEVER had this style -- our favorite Buckingham in this 5-5/8 inch style!!!! What a gorgeous pair of scissors!!!!!! The same pretty swirls --gold plated -- in the handles, the blades are razor-sharp and measure approx 2-1/4 inches long.

Very heavy and substantial feeling, they would be spectacular in a special sewing case. WASA and Solingen is embossed into the blades. Choose our Double Leather Sheath to protect this size.

Boxed Serpentine Gold Plated Set Boxed Serpentine Gold Plated Set
Oh my gosh... just leave me with some wine, cheese, a little stitching and these scissors... throw in a tropical island, or the South of France, and I'm good to go! WASA has paired their 3-1/2 inch elegant Serpentine design embroidery scissor with it's matching 5-1/2 inch pair and added a gold thimble.

The set is presented in a hinged gray plastic box lined with black fleecy lining. Great feel. Dreamy, smooth cutting action, such pretty design detail on the delicately curved handles, this is a gorgeous set that is top quality!!!

Lighted Magnetic Pin Picker-Uppers - click for more Lighted Magnetic Pin Picker-Uppers
Well, this is the ultimate in handy gadgets! We already have telescoping magnets, but this little guy has a LIGHT at the end, so you can SEE underneath dressers, into dark corners, and way into the scary bottom depths of a tote bag! Shortened it is 8-inches long. Pull out to a 33-inch length. There is a switch on that magnetic end to let you turn on the little light (and because it is on a switch, you don't have to hold it wierd to keep it on -- it'll stay on till you turn it off.)

It will pick up my Gingher 8-inch cutting shears -- a VERY heavy-duty little magnet on there... so will definitely grab your scissors and pins. Super-handy to keep in that kitchen drawer... but fabulous to have in your stitching and sewing areas too!

Lighted Needle Threader - click for more
Lighted Needle Threader
Well, if this isn't the coolest little thing! It is a wire needle threader -- with a protective snap-off cover over the wire -- that is attached to an LED light. Remove the plastic protective cover, turn on the switch for the light (it stays lit and you don't have to keep holding it at a strange angle to keep the little light on) The light IS AIMED at the wire threader -- so the eye of your needle is illuminated! You actually have a chance to SEE the hole in the needle to thread it!!!!!

We laughed when we saw this at Market, but I tried it right there in the aisle -- I had my needles and scissors with me... so this was tested before purchasing! It is just about 1-1/2 inches in total lenght, and has a hole so you can attach it to a cord or key ring. We think this is the ultimate baby-sized gadget!!!! What a fun thing to get all your friends -- and it's affordable, too!

Small Wooden Cranking Tape Measure - click for more
Small Wooden Cranking Tape Measure
Here is a fun little antique-inspired little doo-dad! This is a wooden 'spool' with a rotating top to retrieve the 32-inch tape measure that pulls out from it! Pull your measure out, then twist the knob on top, and the tiny tape rolls back up into the cylinder!

A fun little curiousity, neat for a sewing tool collection, pretty in a sewing basket, cool on a shelf beside other tools... it'd even be neat framed in a shadow box of needlework 'stuff!'

Embroidery Scissors, Paris and London Sewing Sets and *Tomato* Pin Cushions - click for more
Embroidery Scissors, Paris and London Sewing Sets and *Tomato* Pin Cushions
How cute are these????! We have *The Classic Tomato Pin Cushion* re-dressed with embroidery scissors on its fabric, Pink & Black Paris fabric, Taupe and Creme Parisian Couture hand sketches (I love that one!), or the classic red, navy and black of London's vintage telephone booths, Metro stations, and British flag! Each stuffed tomato cushion measures approx 3 inches in diameter and is two inches high. There is a little green felt loop on top. along with the 'greens.' Tufted into six sections -- each comes packaged in a clear gift box, and is BEGGING to be useful and poked with your pins and needles!

We have a few matching sewing cases, too. Measuring approx 4 x 5-1/2 x 1, they are zippered cases out of the same fabrics as the cushions. Unzip to reveal the standard (super-cheapie, sorry about that!) sewing kit stuff inside... it's functional, but not-great quality. I'd toss the guts and replace with nice scissors and a few spools of decent thread. (Keep the ripper, buttons, tape measure and safety pins in there... and the plastic needle case in there is kind of cool too!) I ordered them because they matched the tomatoes, and if you needed the case, THEY ARE a beautiful presentation!!! All four fabric choices are really pretty!!!

The Heart of a Friend by Moira Blackburn -- click to see moreThe Heart of a Friend from Moira Blackburn
Inspired by 'The Arrow and The Song' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- you'll be touched by this sampler!!! it's a long verse...but wow! *I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to the earth, I knew not where; for so swiftly it flew, the sight could not follow in it's flight. I breathed a song into the air, it fell to the earth, I knew not where; for who has sight so keen and strong, that it can follow the flight of a song? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroken and the song from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.*

Presented as a chart, the stitch count of this is 305 x 247 -- approx 19 x 15 on 32ct. Coded for just 9 colors of DMC, I am sure you can change any of those to hand-dyeds if you'd prefer. What a LOVELY piece -- it needs to be stitched for a very special friend!!!!!

Long May She Wave from Classic Colorworks - click for more
Long May She Wave
Little House Needleworks has another annual patriotic design for Classic Colorworks!

Presented as the chart with 5 skeins of Classic Colorworks floss... it joins Home of the Brave and Land of the Free. Cute and Quick!

Colorful and Cheerful Scissors - Ladybugs Colorful and Cheerful Scissors - Safety Pins Colorful and Cheerful Scissors - Flowers
Colorful and Cheerful Scissors - To Make Your Fobs Smile!
We have NINE new 3-3/4 inch embroidery scissors with colored handles to decorate all your stitched fobs. Good-sized finger holes, 1-inch blades, not a razor-sharp tip... these will cut your threads just fine, but their *main claim-to-fame* is the cute artwork decorating their handles. (Not DOVO or WASA quality.) BUT, BUT, BUT they are super cute, and need homes in your cute sewing cases and on your fun stitched fobs. ALL of them look good -- not a bad choice with any of these!!!
  • Ladybugs -- Red bugs on white, red bugs on yellow, and red bugs on green
  • Safety Pins -- Multi-colored pins on white, multi-pins on bright blue, or multi pins on black
  • Flowers -- Multi flowers on white, multi flowers on medium blue, or multi flowers on black

Absolutely GORGEOUS File Folders Absolutely GORGEOUS File Folders
Absolutely GORGEOUS File Folders!
Well... nothing to do with Cross Stitch or Needlework at all! You COULD use these to store your current project's loose charts, your stitching wish lists, the trip details of your next Road Trip Stitching Adventure... or just any regular thing you would store in a boring, plain, drab paper file folder!!!

Each one of these standard 9 x 12 inch file folders is prettier than the last... and we are offering them as a half dozen or dozen assortments. Colors are gorgeous, some are embossed with gold, some have shiny finish over the printing... all are so pretty and fun to use! Little Treats to YOU! (We do have an assortment special!)

Little Friends Chickadee from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Little Friends Sparrow from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Little Friends Hedgehog from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Little Friends Pig from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more
Oh my Gosh - Little Friends from Valerie Pfeiffer
If these aren't the cutest little people... they are each only 2 x 3 inches in size!!! Presented as small charts, they are coded for DMC floss, and each pattern has two charts -- one that highlights the cross stitches, the other that highlights any backstitching.

Absolutely precious, the birds are also offered in other larger designs by Valerie -- pictured on our inside pages. They are 'kind of pricey' -- we are aware of that -- but I guess it's less expensive than planning a trip to the UK just to bring a few home!

Fisherman Chick from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Golfing Chick from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Tennis Chick from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more
Fisherman, Golfing and Tennis Chicks from Valerie Pfeiffer
From the artwork of Valerie Pfeiffer -- aren't these a riot??? Finishing only 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 -- these are not large... but they make up for that in personality! Stitch one for the enthusiast in your life!!! Presented as small charts -- each has one for the crosses and another to highlight the backstitching. Coded for DMC., and yes... a little on the pricey side of charts, but that's life!

Mill Hill Buttons & Beads Winter Series 2016 - click for more
Mill Hill for Winter of 2016 is here!
Buttons & Beads -- Winter Series 2016

This year's annual 5 x 5 designs have arrived -- lots of different looks this year. Offered as complete kits of the 14ct paper,all the beads and tons of flosses... stitch these on the provided paper, or switch to linen like we do in the shop. Make small hanging pillows, or go for more drama - these custom frame beautifully -- they can really look elegant with a little tender loving framing care!!!
  • Town Hardware -- The millionth house in the charming Christmas Village series -- we still have all the others available -- they are *warm and fuzzies*
  • North Pole -- Lots of movement in the snowdrifts and the chilly evening winter sky -- quiet and cold!
  • Holiday Sampler -- Here's one of the different looks this year -- a coverlet-inspired sampler... add your family initials... maybe do something with that year -- like change it!
  • Festive Pines -- Very pretty -- the background of this is stitched in deep navy and greens. It matches our French Horn from a couple of years ago.
  • Crystal Snowflake -- Crisp white and winter blues -- very elegant!
  • Winter Stag -- Another of the very different looks this season, I like all the swirls in the background.

Small Winter Holiday Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
Small Winter Holiday Collection from Mill Hill
The Six little-er kits... These are the ornament sizes... complete kits of all the paper, beads and flosses... these look really good on your tree because they are 2 x 3-ish and perch perfectly on the end of the branches.
Lightweight, they don't drag down the branches and the lights catch them so well.

Renaissance Santas from Mill Hill - click for more Renaissance Santas from Mill Hill
For the millionth year in a row -- we have our trio of Olde Worlde Santas! Always stitched on 14ct natural perforated paper, each Santa comes from a different country or features a different hobby or interest. Offered in complete kits of the paper, floss and beads, each finishes approx 3 x 4 in size.

This might be our 25th set... and every other one is still available and still offered on our Mill Hill pages. A CHARMING set of paper Santas... choose the places you've traveled, the music you love... something special to you about them... your tree will love all your tiny Santas-of-the-World!

Let if Snow by The Glasshopper - click for more Pumpkin Season by The Glasshopper - click for more Halloween and Christmas are Just Around the Corner!!!!!... from The Glasshopper
Well kind of....! The Glasshopper has made you the prettiest petite glass-topped pins that all of your holiday pin cushions and needlework cases NEED! Jennifer is a glass artist and is making the most delightful pins with charming miniature sculptures topping each.
  • Pumpkin Season -- These are 1 cm each!!! Exquisite miniature pumpkins complete with veins, stems and tendrils, each is perched atop a sturdy and SHARP 2-inch pin. You can poke them into straw, use them on place cards, but I think they will be most happy poked into a very special stitched and Spooky Halloween or richly-colored Autumn pin cushion.
  • Let if Snow -- Oh my gosh, these are SO CUTE!!!!!! Gorgeous, deep and rich red glass trimmed with crisp white... these are all less than an inch in size, and are perfectly hand-shaped into the most charming little hat and warm little mittens. Again, on very sharp two-inch straight pins... dress up a pin cushion. They'd be pretty as wreath decorations, even decorations on a cheese tray at a Christmas party!

Rocking Horse Thread Board from The Primitive Hare - click to see more Sea Horse Thread Board from The Primitive Hare - click to see more
Wooden Thread Boards from The Primitive Hare
We have a delightful selection of 8 different thread boards that have been lovingly handmade in Italy by The Primitive Hare!!! Here are three... but make sure to click the pic to see the rest! Something fun to tuck into a cool sewing case or sewing basket, each of these is a cut-out that has been painted (on both sides) in some way, and then distressed (on both sides).

About 1/8 an inch thick, the whitewashed mermaid measures 3 x 8-ish. The whitewashed Rocking Horse is about 4 x 5, and the whitewashed Sea Horse is about 3 x 5-1/2 Tie a few threads through the holes, and JUST ENJOY having these!!!

Vintage Stitching Treasury by Suzanne McNeill - click to see more Vintage Stitching Treasury by Suzanne McNeill
This 224-page book brings you hundreds (over 400) of patterns that have appeared on vintage linens since the late 1880's. After the lessons about which kind of artwork was popular in each of the decades, there is more history about color... then instructions about tea-dying and crayon tinting. I had not really realized the differences in the artwork till I studied this. Evidently the 1920s saw the birth of assigning household tasks to the different days of the week -- laundry, shopping ironing. Art Deco designs appeared in the 30's. Girls fighting the wind to hang laundry was 'the thing' in the 40's! This book is full of absolutely CHARMING artwork you can use for embroidery on towels, tablecloths, aprons... you name it.

The introduction talks about 'everyone who is lucky enough to have a small collection of old linens embroidered by mothers or grandmothers feeling the hands reaching across the years.' The pages feature actual sized patterns. You will have to trace to transfer and so can enlarge or shrink if you need to change sizes. (Unfortunately, these are not iron-on transfers.) We decided today, that these pictures would all make fun COLORING BOOK pictures as well! In keeping with the coloring book craze right now... here is another way to enjoy these antique, retro and utterly charming designs!

Button Posies from Scarlett House - click for more
Button Posies from The Scarlett House
What a cute bitty set of fob and matching cushion! I love the colors of Gentle Art flosses -- Grasshopper, Country Redwood, Soot, Old Hickory, Chalk, Piney Woods and Black Licorice, the cushion measures 95 x 71, while the baby fob is just 29 x 36!

Garnished with 4 black buttons... this is so simple, but so striking! Offered as the chart.

Peacock Garden Scissor Roll from Just Nan Presenting Just Nan's Peacock Garden Scissor Roll -
Due at The Silver Needle the week of May 16th!
In celebration of her 25 years of designing, Nan is treating us to a darling 2-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch stitched roll to store a favorite pair of scissors! When stitches are done, scissors can rest. A fun needlework accessory, the design features peacocks and tulips on the outside with more peacocks and garden flowers plus that charming verse and padded scissor pocket -- all rolled up on the inside. The roll closure is a snap with fancy gold cube bead, and there are beads and pink pearls that embellish both the inside and outside!

The finished roll stand 2 inches tall and will hold a 3-1/2 inch pair of embroidery scissors. Top it all of with the included matching Peacock Rose Pin. Stitched on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen with DMC flosses, there is a touch of gold metallic as well. The chart includes the beads, pearls, snap, gold cube bead, over-dyed violet wool for the lining, the Peacock Rose Pin and complete finishing instructions. Use your own DMCs and metallic from your stash.

Romeo the Groom Mouse from Just Nan Romeo The Groom Mouse from Just Nan
Romeo is joining Juliet the Bride for their march down the aisle! He is looking very dapper in his striped tailcoat and black top hat. His pink rosebud boutonniere matches Juliet's bouquet, and they make such a lovely couple!!!

Romeo is packaged with a gold tail, Nan's signature Fairy button for his base, a pink rosebud, black top hat charm and black pin to hold the tiny hat in place. You supply the bits of floss and thumbful of stuffing! Romeo is stitched on 32ct Silvery Moon linen... his total stitched area is a mere 3-1/2 x 2. Presented as the chart with embellishments.

Miniature Sampler Scissor Fobs from Kim's Needle Needfuls - click for more Miniature Sampler Scissor Fobs
Kim's Needle Needfuls has beautiful new miniature sampler scissor fobs! She has taken images of antique samplers, shrunk them down into bitty 1-inch miniatures, and mounted them into lovely antiqued brass findings (they are even pretty on the back). Then she's chosen glass, shell and brass beads, and strung them together to complement the tiny featured sampler! Each Sampler Scissor Fob is unique... every one is different... but we chose ALL vintage colors to complement the brass and the sampler.

Each fob from clam-shell end to sampler finial bead measures about 5 inches. These are LOVELY! Very nicely done, classy, and I'm having a really hard time choosing my favorite!!! Some are deep blue, soft green, antiqued reads and roses... golds... if you have a color preference, just ask. If you order an assortment -- we'll mix the colors and samplers for you.

With Needle and Thread from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more With Needle and Thread from Samplers Not Forgotten
What a CHARMING sampler design by Samplers Not Forgotten! *My Soul is fed with Needle and Thread.* I love everything about this piece!!!!! Presented as a chart, it is for anyone who loves to stitch! Worked on 36ct, it'll finish approx 11-1/2 x 8-1/2. Stitched with Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks of Lexington Green, Roasted Marshmallow, Garden Gate, Endive, Wheat Fields, Brown Hen, Deep Fennel and Eggshell, the border is different all the way around.

Pretty white flowers, the scissors adorn the right edge while the spools of thread adorn the opposite. Your initials are on here nice and big -- because you are important! The flower urn is pretty just by itself, but so is the little yellow house with the band sampler below! Can you see the special stitches between the rows? There is a thimble on there... and the bottom band is a tape measure!!!!! Then, for a special touch -- choose some pretty antique buttons to embellish here and there... just so pretty!

20 To Make - Mini Cross Stitch from Michael Powell - click for more
20 To Make - Mini Cross Stitch from Michael Powell
Oh.... More of Michael Powell -- in MINIATURE!
Everything you love about Michael Powell's artwork -- only in bitty size! This is a softcover book -- 6 x 8-1/2 inches in size, that features 48 pages of 20 TINY designs of Michael's! We've just received tons of cute scissor fob kits, and some darling well-wishes mini designs -- this little book has MORE -- most of them companion the larger designs. (The largest design in here is 55 stitches!)

Mini florals, cupcakes, landscapes, even a birthday cake... there are also two borders in here that you can stitch and stitch and stitch to go around a basket or something! Possibilities are endless! Coded for Anchor, but easily converted to DMC... you can stitch these on ANY count or weave of fabric -- White is the color of choice!

New York from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Denver from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Chicago from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Miami from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Tiny Modernist helps you travel EVERYWHERE!
Cheryl's cute set of cities and countries to visit keeps growing -- we've added 15 MORE to our collection! Presented as small cards, they all follow the same color scheme -- 7 basic DMC colors -- they are all the same size, Choose the cities and countries you have been to -- stitch them up -- and add a trip photo on the matting!

Use them for the fronts of small photo books, or stitch a bunch of them in a long string, and put trip photos beneath each one! Choose any white fabric, on 14/28ct they finish 3 x 5 each. (makes we want to dig out my suitcase and PACK!!!)
Greek Islands Bookmark Kit from Michael Powell - click for more Flower Meadow from Michael Powell - click for more The Garden Labyrinth Summer from Michael Powell - click for more
New Arrivals from Michael Powell
We have Scissor Fob kits, bookmarks, and small charts all featuring Michaels charming signature artwork. Brilliant colors, everything is worked in regular WHOLE Cross Stitch, he just likes to add all the backstitching that goes 'herky-jerky'/hither-and-thither' everywhere! How can these NOT make you smile???

Click the pic to see the bookmarks and small designs -- both pictures and those awesome fob sets! (And DO NOT hide your bookmark in a book -- frame it, for heaven's sake!) and... watch for matching design across the offerings -- fobs that match bookmarks, that sort of thing.

Scissor and Key Keep Kit X100 CUPCAKES from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X101 DAISIES from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X102 HEARTS from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X103 TUSCAN CHURCH from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X104 CHAPEL from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X105 FLOWERS from Michael Powell - click for more
Miniature Scissor and Key Fobs from Michael Powell
Presenting a delightful set of miniature key and scissor fobs -- all featuring the artwork of Michael Powell! I have always loved his things... and since he showed at market this Spring we were able to treat ourselves to lots of fun things!!! This is a collection of 6 different PAIRS of designs -- each is TWO-SIDED -- so each kit has essentially 4 designs in it! All are worked on 18ct canvas -- don't panic -- (it just makes a stronger and more durable fob when finished.) All Cross Stitch, the larger piece is the scissor fob -- 36 x 36 stitches -- finishing 2 x 2, while the key fob is a smaller companion version of the same design -- 27 x 27, finishing 1-1/2 inches square. Different on the fronts and backs, Michael has each of the 4 designs charted twice -- crosses on one chart, backstitch on another for clarity. All the flosses are included for everything... these are DARLING!!!!!

Calavera Sugar Skulls from Mill Hill - click for more
Calavera Sugar Skulls from Mill Hill
This is a set of small bead kits -- just like all of Mill Hill's other smaller kits -- a set of 6 Sugar Skulls! Super bright in color, each finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch in size... complete kits, you get the 14ct perforated paper, all the flosses and beads, and a tiny charm embellishment.

Add a magnet to the back if you want and they can stick to our file cabinet or fridge! Note: these are shown in the dropdowns in the same order they are shown in the pic -- left to right.

Little Monsters from Mill Hill - click for more
Little Monsters! from Mill Hill
Oh my gosh, these are the CUTEST!!!!! The next set of paper kits in the Mill Hill Trilogy series, these are complete kits to make these cuties! Finishing approx 3 x 4 inches each, they're worked on 14ct perforated paper and adorned with glass beads here and there.

So darn cute -- you need to stitch them for the colorful little monsters in your life! Even though the kits come with the paper, consider switching that out for fabric -- you'll have room to add something like *Lindy's Scary Room!* -- which would make a darling bedroom door sign!

FLAX Sunshine Collection 2016 - click for more

Our Next Shipment of FLAX is here!
Our wonderful spring 2016 FLAX - click for more - click for more Our wonderful spring 2016 FLAX - click for more - click for more The *Sunshine* Collection -- we have lightweight linens and gauzes in Whitecap, Marina and Caviar Grey! Predominently jackets and tops -- there are dress and pant options, too.

Just three different shades, we concentrated on light blue and gray to complement white. We have lots of pics on our FLAX pages, product descriptions, fabric swatches -- see what you think!!!

Patriotic Quilt from Rosewood Manor - click for more Patriotic Quilt from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has several new designs -- everyone LOVES her patriotic ones -- so I chose this one to feature on Just Arrived! Did you know that Karen donates 10% of her sales of her patriotic designs to Wounded Warriors? Featuring the Preamble to The Constitution in the center, Patriotic Quilt showcases the names of all who signed the Constitution, and the states they represented.

Really a neat piece, it is stitched on Weeks 32ct Parchment linen and finishes approx 13 x 13. It's coded for Valdani hand-dyeds, but you'll have good Weeks or Gentle Art colors in your stash, if Valdani isn't available to you.

Stoneware Cat & Kitten from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Cat & Kitten
from Priscilla's Pocket
Tiny Market Exclusives by Priscilla's Pocket -- These are a *TRY ME* thing! Bitty kitties -- with that Salt Glaze Stoneware flavor -- each comes as a small kit of chart, 35ct Week's Tin Roof Linen and just enough of that matching mini-ball fringe by Dames of the Needle to make your 2-inch-ish pin cushion!!!

So... in the middle of that glorious dish of pottery motifs, you can hide your matching mini-kitty or mini-cat cushion! 2015's Special kit was the CAT - still available to shops that purchased at the show (that would include The Silver Needle!) and 2-16's Special Kit is the KITTY! So sweet!

Luscious Hand-dyed Cotton Velveteen for Finishing from Dames of the Needle
Luscious Hand-dyed Cotton Velveteen for Finishing from Dames of the Needle Dames of the Needle has been busy dying wonderful, rich and soft cotton velveteen for you to use on the backs of your pin cushions! Use this where you would use any finishing fabric -- sewing cases, small pillows, it is *just the right weight* to make everything feel substantial. Hand-dyed, I chose Elizabeth's softer colors that go with so many of the hand-dyed flosses everyone uses. Her colors are not blotchy -- they are just dreamy, dusty and rich -- put lizard litter inside your cushion and put this on the back and you will never want to put it down!

Presented in 14 x 17-ish cuts. We have 11 colors. I have given *SORT OF MATCHES* to thread colors for you. THESE ARE NOT EXACT MATCHES... but I wanted to give you some idea of the shades each has
  • Aged Saffron -- Weeks Whiskey or Chickpea
  • Baby Seal -- Weeks River Rock
  • Colonial Tea -- Weeks Sand
  • Dirty Ewe -- Weeks Cattail or Conch
  • Dirty Khaki -- Weeks Tarragon or Pamlico and GAST Lexington Green
  • Faded Bell Bottom Blues -- Weeks Dolphin
  • Lush Meadow -- Weeks Collards
  • Sea Cap -- Weeks Dolphin or Jaybird and GAST Crystal Lake
  • Sweeny Red -- Weeks Merlot
  • Tarnished Halo -- Weeks Gold
  • Texarkana Sage --- Weeks Cornsilk.

Adam and Eve -- click to see more Mary Bovee -- click to see more Spotted Pigs -- click to see more
Adam and Eve, Mary Bovee and Spotted Pigs from Stacy Nash Primitives
Stacy Nash has seven new releases that are really fun!!! 6 New charts and a really cute Adam and Eve Tray kit... you're going to want to see them all. I didn't have room to describe all of them here, so click the pic. Those pigs are the cutest... and the chicken on Adam and Eve is as cute as the one from Miss Baxter's Farm!

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