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Our Vera Bradley Sale Cabinet - click for more It's Vera Bradley Sale Time!
Our White Cabinet is full of pretty mark-downs -- all the newest retirees from Vera Bradley! Pixie Confetti and Blooms, and Marrakesh... We have blankets, bags and tags,... wallets, wristlets, and what-nots -- EVERYTHING THAT SANTA LOVES TO BRING!!! All the retiring is 50% OFF beginning now!

*** If you tell us you are Christmas Shopping... we'll even make sure that "SANTA" gets 20% off any of the rest that is still regularly priced!!! (We'll let you stand in for SANTA... just let us know he sent you!!!)***

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Cup of Happy from AB Designs - click for more Harvest Moon from AB Designs - click for more One Day At A Time from AB Designs - click for more
AB Designs releases a trio of quick designs... all are presented as single-sheet chart designs -- you add YOUR embellishments!
  • Cup of Happy -- Well, this is just the cutest little guy! Stitched on Crossed Wing's Snow Squall Linen -- which is the most beautiful hand-dyed blue linen EVER -- he finishes approx 5 x 6. Bright and happy colors, he's done in DMC 666, 971, 742, 700, 704, 433 and black and white!!!
  • Harvest Moon -- A pair of pumpkins with personality -- I think I am seeing green Olives with pimentos in one of them!!!! (The After-5 Pumpkin!) 3 x 4-ish sized designs... something wild to add to your fall decorations.
  • One Day At A Time -- Very good advice! The argyle version really can be stitched with any color scheme... find some cool/special/ family-meaningful buttons and work around those if you want.

Glass Flower Pins by The Glasshopper - click for more Glass Acorns and Pumpkins! from The Glasshopper
The Glasshopper -- glass artist Jennifer Rakosnik has made us some tiny glass acorns with metal tops to adorn our sewing cases and pin cushions. Gorgeous little things.... I chose *earthy-acorn* colors of glass that are tucked into an antiqued bronze topper.
  • The single nuts measure 1/2 an inch wide and 1 inch long.
  • Next... we have bright orange pumpkins.... these little guys are about 5/8 an inch in diameter and about 3/4 an inch in height.
  • The double acorns measure about 3/4 an inch long and reach almost an inch and a half in width. Just beautiful! They each have a pair of green glass tendrils on them, and that metal hanging hook. So unique, so pretty... something lovely for your needlework or scissors!!!

G. Léger 1898 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! G. Leger 1898 from Reflets de Soie
Oh, this is a sampler that has floated through our front doors that I think is lovely! By Relets de Soie, it is an elegant alphabet piece that has several cool motifs near the bottom, along with a stunning farmhouse pastoral scene. Choose whatever fabric you like -- the model pic is heavily distressed, so keep that in mind when choosing.

The stitch count is 307 x 240 -- so approx 17 x 13 on 36ct -- and it is charted for either silk, DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads. You'll need multiple skeins of Weathered Barn, Liberty, Old Red Paint, Caramel Corn, Vintage Lave, Brethren Blue, Green Apple, Wood Rose and Buttermilk... there are 18 different shades in all in here. I love the flow of the letters, and I am totally enamored with that beautiful red cottage on there!

Be of Good Cheer from Scarlett House - click for more Be of Good Cheer from The Scarlett House
Here's a sweet piece that is worked on the 28ct Natural/Ivory Graziano (from Italy) Gingham Linen. (Weeks has hand-dyed some as well -- another color option.) Worked with just 5 colors of DMC floss, it is shown mounted into a really cool 5 x 7 metal tray from Hobby Lobby! (Information about the tray comes inside the chart with your purchase.)

Super cute finishing for this simple piece that finishes a mere 3-1/2 x 5. Offered as a chart... you may want to change the date of 1837 on there to something else that has significance to you.

Let it Snow from Blackberry Lane Let it Snow from Blackberry Lane Designs
Oh Wow... Marie Driskell has designed the MOST CHARMING little snowman!!!!! He is just the happiest little guy! Stitched on yummy hand-dyed fabric -- on 32ct, he measures 65 x 65 stitches -- so 4 x 4. Charted for DMC floss, he also uses blending filaments in an ice blue and opalescent for the wind, his body, and the words, along with glass beads dotting the snowflakes. You'll need the JABCO clay nose... and maybe the white ball fringe (big box stores -- our mini-balls are all hand-dyed and not pure white) and snowflake button for finishing???

I just love everything about this piece that is presented as a chart. We have GORGEOUS Crossed Wing hand-dyed linen in stock NOW... will have to wait for the Picture This Plus Stellar this calls for. (The filament, braid, bead and button dropdown lists no price... because there are too many variables with thread options. All that will run approx $12. The Lady Dot SNOW Mini-ball fringe looks fabulous on this.
Fabric? Do you want 28 or 32? Do you want it now, or do you want to wait!) HELP with thoughts in the comments box of your order!!! :)

Garden Club #2 Apple Orchard from Blackbird Designs - click for more
Apple Orchard
from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird's second design in their 12-part Garden Club Series has arrived. In keeping with a greenery theme, we are in the Apple Orchard this month. Stitched on 32ct Confederate Gray Weeks Dye Works Linen, it finishes approx 4 x 4.

You can finish it into a pin cushion -- but it might be fun to join all your pieces in the end for a larger 12 x 16 presentation! Alma promises *no offices to fill and no elections to hold in their tiny Garden Club -- you just get to collect a dozen charming designs!

Crazy Socks from Rosewood Manor - click for more Crazy Socks from Rosewood Manor
Something colorful and fun from Rosewood Manor, Karen has designed a small piece dedicated to her daughter, Rachel -- who loves crazy socks! Recently injured in a tragic accident, Rachel needs her family... and family needs to be with her. Karen's Crazy Socks leaflet is a fund-raiser to help the family with airline expenses for their time spent with Rachel.

Grab your favorite fabric and DMC flosses from your stash and stitch just one sock or them all... wouldn't the laundry sorting go easier if we all wore socks like these??? They'd match in a snap! $7.50 of your $10 purchase of this design goes directly to Karen.

Up On The Rooftop from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Up On The Rooftop
from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia has a new Simple Sampler -- just a bitty thing -- to stitch in a jiff for Christmas. Santa is standing there on the rooftop, he's got the Christmas tree -- but instead of reindeer, we have lovely white Satin-Stitched doves!

Worked on 32ct Dirty with Sampler Threads and DMC floss... it finishes approx 3 x 6.. Skip all the lettering and the roof, and Santa and his tree are not even 2 x 4!!!! They'd make a cute ornament or a fob (and 1 x 2 over one!!!!!!!) Presented as a chart with a single bitty black button embellishment.

The Joys of Christmas from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more The Joys of Christmas
from The Drawn Thread
Six little ways to stitch JOY... pine cones, candy canes, birds and bows... each of these small designs is approx 3 or 4 inches in size on various 32ct fabrics.

Sampler Threads or silks, the chart comes with a smattering of petite seed beads and a pair of teeny black buttons which are on the snowman. Nothing too involved, just a smattering of easy designs to whip up for some special stitched gifts.

All 3 Snow Story Flip-Its from Lizzie*Kate - click for more Flora McSample's 2015 Annual Mini Stockings from Lizzie*Kate - click for more A Little Coffee Kit from Lizzie*Kate - click for more Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough -- The next Inspirational Boxer from Lizzie*Kate - click for more
They're Here!
Linda has released three new Flip-Its, another annual set of mini-stocking ornaments, a 'Little' kit, and more Inspirational Boxers. Here we go!
  • Snow Story Flip-Its -- A set of three small card designs. Cold Hands, Warm Hearts and Snow Love are a mini-village of cute frosty snowmen! *A frozen meteorological phenomenon*, they can be stitched individually -- 5 x 2-ish, or in one long string -- 14-ish x 2. (Mona finished the cover model ornaments singly against sparkly painted wooden snowflakes from Hobby Lobby -- so check into that idea on her blog.) 32ct Storm by Picture This Plus... cute, cute, cute!
  • Flora McSample's 2015 Annual Mini Stockings -- A chartpak of three cute *3-inch-ish* sampler stockings -- these always feature dusty, soft, antique-y colors -- different from a lot of Linda's other color palettes. The chartpak comes with a few embellishments -- and Mona has featured the new Lady Dot Mossy Mini Ball Fringe Trim in the finishing!!!
  • A Little Coffee Kit -- Another of these fun bitty 4 x 4 designs, they make nice little block stand-ups to tuck onto an empty windowsill. Hot coffee when the weather is cold... this kit includes the 28ct Amber linen and tiny 'cafe au lait' colored buttons.
  • Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough -- The next Inspirational Boxer... the first of three new releases, there will be three Boxers releasing -- now, December and January. This one includes the 30ct Lambswool Linen, an embellishment and BONUS design. This time the little bonus reads, *Begin each day with a grateful heart.*
    ***A word here... Linda has several Inspirational Boxers, and they all have bonus designs. LOOK AT THEM... they are DARLING... and easy to ignore because they aren't the main message of the kit. I am always amazed when I see one stitched... because I never recognize where it came from!

Announcing Country Cottage's Gingerbread Village Series -- click to see more The Gingerbread Train is here!!! Country Cottage Needleworks is beginning a new set of designs -- The Gingerbread Village -- and the first has arrived. Cute JUST BY ITSELF... it s a charming locomotive with a gingerbread man engineer and passengers made of sugar and more gingerbread! Quite a festive little train, it even has peppermint wheels!

Stitched on just about anything you want, it finishes approx 7 x 4 on 32ct Lambswool Linen, and is garnished with a red clay candy button. You can finish this little guy into a brick-stand-up... or get a larger cut of fabric and join the upcoming 10 more designs to it!!! (We have a preview of that on our Auto-ship page.) The first part of Country Cottage Needlework's Gingerbread Village -- we can't wait to see the other designs in this set -- this first one is CHARMING!!!!! All furture charts will be offered with their little buttons.

November from Cross Eyed Cricket - click for more    December from Cross Eyed Cricket - click for more
November & December from Cross Eyed Cricket
Oh my goodness, Vicki Hastings of Cross Eyed Cricket continues her darling set of the months-in-pictures! She has a ton of other designs like these -- Christmas, and all 4 of the seasons -- and we are slowly collecting all the months of the year! Every one of them is offered as a leaflet. We have the fabrics, Silk 'n Colors and buttons -- if used -- all offered separately for you... and even an auto-ship to collect the rest of the months that aren't here yet!
  • NOVEMBER -- Worked on 28ct Natural Linen with 36 different shades of DMC floss and 4 Thread Gatherer's hand-dyed Silk 'n Colors... every letter is decorated with something cute and appropriate for November! It measures 300 x 61 in stitch count, and this time around Vicki didn't use ANY Just Another Button Company embellishments!
  • DECEMBER -- Worked on 28ct Star Spphire Linen -- a super-pretty light icy teal blue -- Santa is here beside a cup of cocoa and gingerbread cookie. We have mittens and scarves, a skinny evergreen tree and it's tangly string of lights, Baby Jesus is here, ornaments, and finally an angel lighting candles. This one uses only 32 DMC colors and one Silk 'n Color hand-dyed silk -- it's in the main lettering. There are a few smatters of different metallics in here as well -- look and see what you have in your stash. BITS of red, chartreuse, white, gold and aqua highlights.

Goodness & Plenty from Plum Street Samplers Autumn Gifts from Plum Street Samplers
Goodness & Plenty and Autumn Gifts from Plum Street Samplers
Plum Street Samplers has a pair of new designs -- Autumn is her favorite time of the year -- so MORE pretty things with that gorgeous cinnamon and golden color scheme!
  • Goodness & Plenty features three smaller designs shown finished as pin cushions. DMCs or hand-dyeds, lots of fabric colors are suited to these! They all measure in the 3, 4 and 5-ish size.
  • Autumn Gifts -- *Every good and perfect gift is from above.* Charted for hand-dyeds or DMC, this one measures 182 x 164 -- 10 x 11-ish on 32ct. I love the balance in this design-- all the small motifs repeated throughout... I see three bands -- the top floral, the bunny running in the flowers and the verse at the bottom. Then, the three separate motifs in the center -- each is neat by itself -- the owl on his branches the AWESOME oak leaves with acorns (just do those as a separate pin cushion!) and finally the moon and stars. Lovely colors, this is presented as a chart.

Serial Bowl -- Sampler Series Lesson 4 from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Serial Bowl -- Sampler Series Lesson 4 from Plum Street Samplers
Be you to others kind and true, as you would have others be to you.
Paulette's 4th in this series -- this is a sweet piece measuring only 83 x 81 in size. Offered as the kit of hand-dyed flosses (pre-sorted and tied onto a little paper thread card) and the chenille trim.

A word about the Serial Bowl Series. There are TWO different series going on right new. I missed that! One is the Sampler Lessons, the other is a Christmas series. We have been getting them both, and if you are on our Serial Bowl automatic -- you have been as well!!! Once the Bowls are finished, Paulette has promised she would be releasing them all again in ONLY chart format -- so don't panic if you've missed some of the earlier ones!!! We'll be able to get them for you!

Hand Dyed Ball Fringe from Lady Dot Creations Insertion band... Hand Dyed Ball Fringe from Lady Dot Creations Yummy Mini Pom Poms! from Lady Dot Creations
Lady Dot Creates has a beautiful new line of 18 luscious hand-dyed colors of baby-ball fringe trim! Offered in 2 yard cuts, it is GORGEOUS! Lois has a magical thing on her trim... it's like the pull-string of chain stitching on flour bags -- you pull the string and the 'extra' comes off leaving you a string of baby balls that you can simply tack onto your piece without having to sew it into a seam!!!

This requires less planning! You can make your little cushion and THEN add the trim -- not having to fight with attaching it during the finishing. Anyway... 18 luscious colors, they follow the same shades as the chenille - VERY pretty colors!! Presented in continous 2-yard lengths.

All Creatures Great and Small from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more All Creatures Great and Small from Barbara Ana
Barbara Ana has a charming new sampler that celebrates life!!! Presented as a chart, it measures 317 x 248 in stitch count -- 20 x 15 on 32ct! Choose any fabric count and color you like, and grab your DMC flosses -- no hand-dyeds in this! Every row is full of tiny animals, there are barns and buildings, a windmill, the fisherman with kitty watching from the dock -- even a graveyard!

It has lots of color and design balance... lots to captivate the eye... lots to 'discuss' when you look at it! It would be stunning in a hallway or bedroom... get the family name in the center, and maybe their 'date established' in there as well!

It's Time Again for Westie Calendars! - click to see more It's Time Again for Westie Calendars!
Our Oklahoma Westie Rescue Organization has done 2016 Calendars again this year... and they are darling! Full of *Pin-Ups* of some of the little cuties that have come through the Rescue this past year... we ask a $15 donation... and we'll send you a calendar!

Little Westies and Scotties to delight every month of the year! I'm 'borrowing a little Silver Needle Web Space' to promote for my local group. Your entire $15 goes directly to OWR pay their Vet bills... as you can imagine some of these little fur-babies need some tender loving care before they find their 'fur-ever homes!'

Amy Lee Weeks Florals from Mill Hill - click for more
Amy Lee Weeks Florals from Mill Hill
We have four new designs by artist Amy Lee Weeks that have been adapted to cross stitch by Mill Hill.

So simple, yet so full of bold color and quiet advice, each is stitched on 14ct Aida with DMC and almost NO beads!!!!! Framed in black 8 x 8's, these are so clean, fresh, young and new... stitch them for someone young-at-heart in your life! Complete kits contain the chart, fabric, flosses, needle and beads. The colors are bright, young, fresh and contemporary -- these are cute!

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine volume 2 - click to see more
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine -- Issue #2
This is a new magazine that is just NEAT! Just like its name implies, it is full of Punch Needle Embroidery and Primitive Cross Stitch. 64 Pages of gorgeous photographs, full-sized templates and patterns, in-depth instructions, and fun articles about stitching groups and designers, you will enjoy every single page!!!

Printed on heavy paper, each project has its own 2 pages of space... there are no 'noisy' ads interrupting your browsing... and the pictures are just dreamy!!! We have a few copies of Issue #1... you can peruse the subscription info inside -- I think it's something that needs to be in your mailbox 5 times a year -- each quarter and Christmas time!!!

November 2015 Secret Needle Night: A Funny Little Package - click to see more
A Funny Little Package - Our November Secret Needle Night Kit
Stitch something fun for The Season -- my funky little gift is kind of crooked... and kind of colorful... and it was really fun to stitch! On 18ct Natural linen, which is super easy to see, we used Fyre Werks metallic and #5 Perle Cotton... and I added a little elf face on it as well.

I wanted a pair of striped legs sticking out with curly gold shoes... but I wasn't sure I could do them well enough so that you'd KNOW what they actually were! So... our complete kit has my chart, linen, specialty threads and little elf. Mona has an optional finishing kit as well, so yours can finish like ours... just let us know if you need that too!

Tiny Christmas Biscornu by Just Nan -- click to see more! Ginger Holly Man Pin by Just Nan -- click to see more! Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse Cottage by Just Nan -- click to see more! Winter Birds Needle Slide by Just Nan -- click to see more!
Just Nan's New Designs are all Here!
Christmas is coming... and now we have a few treats by Just Nan!!! Here are the details!
  • Tiny Christmas Biscornu -- Something special for your tree, this is stitched on both sides. (You COULD make this into a pair of ornaments as well.) Four bright red cardinals, wrapped packages and snowflakes on one side, four beaded holiday trees and peppermints on the other. This petite 2-inch cushion -- accented with crystal beads in the centers and candy cane ribbon edges -- will sparkle on your tree. Worked on 32ct Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC floss, it also features tiny red, gold and white bead embellishments. Full of tiny Just Nan's charming motifs, she has garnished it with her Gingerbread Man Pin. Offered as the chart with emb... linen, pin and floss are separate.
  • Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse -- Another of Nan's cute stitched mice -- this little guy needs to hang close-by to all your Gingerbread Angel and Jingle Mice! He is a reindeer -- complete with tiny reindeer antlers and red reins. He has a Rudolph-red nose, and is wearing a Christmas Sweater to keep him warm on The Important Night. Stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus's Gingerbread Linen with DMC and just a touch of gold metallic, he finishes a mere 2-inches in size -- the same as everyone else in his family. Offered as a chart with tail hanger, beads, nose, and brass button base, he is precious!!!!!
  • Winter Birds Needle Slide -- Nan's newest Needle Slide features 5 little birds all decked out in wintry finery, stacked against a winter sky. She's added a hologram snowflake for a bit of glitz, and there is a removable magnet inside to hold needles and pins. Tuck some mints inside or use it for needles!!!

Blackwork Biscornu and Blackwork Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Sweetheart Tree's New Releases!
Sandie Vanosdal has seven new things that have now arrived. I decided to show her new Biscornu and Fob set here because it is stitched entirely in black thread and embellished with black beads, paillettes, and black flower beads. A different look colorwise for her -- these two are very elegant in flavor!

Blackwork Biscornu is presented as a kit of 32ct Platinum Linen with all the embellishments and black floss. Different designs on each of the two sides, the beads add just a touch of sparkle.
The Fob is also stitched on the Platinum Linen, and offered in a small card chart format -- with the smaller smattering of embellishments that match the Biscornu. There are instructions included to make that beaded tassel hanging from bottom point as well.

Stitching Nut Fob - click for more 3-Inch Corner Board - click for more Something Fun for a Sewing Case! Wooden What-Nots!
We have a pair of new trinkets I fell in love with when I saw them. Use them for Stitching Party favors, package ties, something functional in your stitching bag... something cute to display in a sewing case, or in the case of the acorn -- tethered to a pin cushion displaying left-over threads from a special piece you've just finished!
  • 3-Inch Corner Boards -- A gorgeous vintage birdcage design decorates this 3-inch board that has measurements on it to help you 'count in and down 3 inches' to begin a project. By Retromantics, it is antiqued with a soft baby aqua blue wash finish... Absolutely gorgeous!!!
  • Stitching Nut Fob -- This is pretty cute as well! It's a little 2 x 2-1/2 wooden acorn -- it says "Stitching Nut" on it, and features 8 numbered holes for a few threads. Just a fun little thing.

Ho Ho Ho from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Merry Mouse from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more One Starry Christmas Eve from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Jolly Happy Soul from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Christmas From With Thy Needle's Brenda Gervais!
Oh... we have four lovely new patters, so dog-gone cute... I don't really have a favorite! All are offered in chart format, so here we go!
  • Ho Ho Ho! CS169 -- Merry and Bright... this one is stitched on a cut of Week's Dye Works 36ct Tin Roof Linen (it comes in 30 and 32 as well) with hand-dyed flosses. It measures a mere 90 x 90 stitches -- so 6 x 6 on 32ct... a generous pin cushion size. We have the most DELICIOUS chenille and mini-ball fringe trims by Lady Dot Creates... I hope you'll let us choose something pretty to trim this for you!
  • Merry Mouse CS 170 -- This is an upside-down Santa hat with a little mouse wearing an apron! I think she's decorating holly greenery with a candy cane! The cutest little thing, this is another chart -- 91 x 92 stitches -- hand-dyeds again...
  • One Starry Christmas Eve CS 171 -- Oh THIS is COOL! It is stitched on Aztec Red Weeks Linen -- so you stitch all that black -- NOT the red! (Think about using some wool to make the outside black area -- save yourself lots of extra stitches with that little trick! Terrifically yummy, this is just 108 x 111 in stitch count. The Aztec Red comes in 30 and 36ct.
  • Jolly Happy Soul CS172 -- We love this little guy, choose a neutral linen -- something that his light color will show up on, and stitch this little 104 x 70 piece. The words are done in Classic Colorworks Muddy Puddle -- it's such a pretty and distressed flavor for this!

Over The River Kit from Shepherd's Bush A Little Town from Shepherd's Bush Presenting Slater's Stocking! from Shepherd's Bush!
Your 2015 Stocking is almost here -- Slater is the featured family member this year! He uses a smattering of DMC, Weeks and one color of GAST... along with Classic Colorworks Avocado, Black Coffee, Red Currant and Ye Olde Gold.

Slaters Charms are really cool! You will be getting a length of deep red baby rik-rak and a silvery bunny in here, BUT there are also several gorgeous glass beads in here too! One is a 1/2-inch square piece of Mili-flori glass -- and it is stunning! As always, really cute stuff to garnish your special stocking... Hope your family is as large as Tina and Teri's -- this is something like stocking #26!!!!!!!! (and some of you HAVE stitched that many of them!!!)

And.... This Year's Ornament! A Little Town
Ohhhh... all the rest of its companions have been in the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issue... but this little guy went ROGUE this year! *A Little Town*... it finishes the same size as all the rest of Tina and Teri's ornaments.

Offered as a chart/card... you can get the moon separately.

#311 Tidings of Joy from JBW Designs Tidings of Joy from JBW Designs
JBW has several new designs -- 7 more actually -- but I absolutely love this one, so I chose it for Just Arrived! Choose any color of Red over-dyed floss or silk you like, stitch this over one or two threads, and finish it like either of these two options!!!

Sweet little reindeer surrounded by evergreens and a pretty border, this stitch count on this is 91 x 110. Presented in small card format.
(Click the pic to see the rest of the new arrivals.)

Foxwood Crossings Small Sleds -- Mini Village - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Small Sled, Medium sled, Sleigh and Doll Bed - click to see more New From Foxwood Crossings -- A Mini Village for Mini Sleds AND NEW Medium-Sized Sleds!!!
We had hoped Foxwood would be able to get her itty-bitty sleds in just a bit of a larger size... and they are HERE!
  • Medium Wooden Sleds -- (Shown here with the Small Sled, the Sleigh and the Doll Bed)
    The new Medium Sled has a bed that is 2-1/4 x 4 in size... these are a bit larger than the mini sleds we have had for the past few seasons!
    Cindy has featured this larger size sled -- a generous-sized ornament size -- on her Harrisburg Winter and First Noel Charts. These look great left the brown color they are, but they are cute painted as well, just depends on how 'crafty' you are! The Bakers Dozen offers you 13 sleds for the price of 12!
  • Small Sleds -- Mini Village
    Well how cute are these??? Can you see the three sled designs all taken from the larger scene?? Offered as the chart, the main design is 37 x 47. All three mini-sled charts are here for you -- they measure only 17 x 31 on 14ct!
Needle Cushion Kit from Olde Colonial Vintage Fob Kit from Olde Colonial Christmas at Sea Kit from Olde Colonial
A Trio of Smalls from Olde Colonial
Pam Reed has released three bitty kits for three needlework smalls. All presented with the charts, linen, flosses and lace, wool, ribbon or corded trims and charms, they make fun little sit-abouts to nestle among your 'stuff!'* BUT... like the Christmas at Sea -- you COULD hang them on your Christmas Tree!
  • Needle Cushion -- This is a 'footlong hotdog!' It does double duty -- on one end, you have a felt sleeve to store a pair of embroidery scissors -- it's sewn on the top of the cushion. The other end is made of linen and you can see that you label the areas with needle sizes -- so that you can sort your needles in the cushion! The entire cushion finishes to about 2-1/2 x 9!
  • Vintage Fob -- This is a pretty little piece -- just a bitty cushion or fob that is trimmed with a bit of antique hand-made cotton lace from Pam's family stash... yes, it's included! Just pick a year special to you, add your initials... this will be another really cool UNIQUE addition to that ever-growing basket of your hand-made pin cushions you treasure!!! it finishes a mere 1 x 2, without the lace.
  • Christmas at Sea -- There is a little skein of floss on the main mast!!!!!! A fun needle case, sampler or ornament, this is stitched on 32ct linen with the provided DMC floss. Stitch the alphabet upside-down and fold this into a small case, stitch it right-side up and make a small sampler, or leave it off and make the Sailing Ship into an ornament. It's a Stitching Ship -- see the floss and scissors dangling over the side??? Just a cute, quick thing, how fun to hang a needle case on your Christmas Tree!

The Patriot from Lone Elm Lane Love Birds from Lone Elm Lane Red-Winged Blackbird from Lone Elm Lane
Several New Arrivals from Lone Elm Lane -- Here are three of the five new!
Primitive designs offered as small charts, Stephanie Elmer has lots of new offerings for her awesome line of handmade *Early Wooden Wares* boxes and pin cushions.
  • The Patriot -- Coded for DMC and hand-dyed flosses, this finishes approx 6 x 8 on 32ct linen. It can be finished any number of ways, but is shown mounted into the top of one of Lone Elm's 8 x 10 Crown boxes. They suggest either Brick Red, Union Blue or Timber Brown. A pretty patriotic piece, I like all the elements -- the soldier, the quilt motifs and flag, eagle and house. There is a lot of charm in this!
  • Love Birds -- A pretty coverlet-inspired design worked on 32ct, this fits Lone Elm's new Candle Box. I have THAT description on our inside Lone Elm Page -- so remember to click over to read that. Love Birds is another small chart offering -- with a stitch count of just 109 x 40.
  • Red-Winged Blackbird -- This is a sweet pin cushion! Lone Elm takes the tops from their round Shaker boxes and makes then in 4-inch miniature 'dishes' for needlework mounting to make pin cushions. This small design finishes only 3 x 3-ish and is shown in the Black Iron, Bittersweet or Avocado colors. Next, notice the baby-ball fringe trim on there????? We have lovely trims by both Dames of the Needle and Lady Dot that will transform your little cushion into a perfectly mounted work of art!

Home Block Party Chart with Pins from Hands-On Design Block Party from Hands On Design
Hands On is beginning a set of 6 pin cushion blocks -- each with a different theme, and a wool topping decoration treatment. The first one... HOME is a 4-1/2 inch block that is stitched on 5 sides. A few flowers on the top, all the sides are decorated with different houses. There is a small piece of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool included with the chart that tops the center of the block -- visible in the picture. THEN, you can get the optional set of JABCO pins to poke in there -- this one says HOME!

We're offering the charts separately from the linen and pin sets, to give you all the choices here! Amazingly, it uses quite a bit of fabric -- if you use 3-inches around all the pieces, a fat quarter is the most economical way to go. This promises to be a cute set, and since I have been later getting this on the website, that means cushion #2 isn't too far off in coming!

White Christmas from ScissorTail Designs - click to see more
White Christmas
from Scissortail Designs
Scissortail Designs has lots of newer designs -- this one floated through our front doors recently -- and it's really pretty! Stitched on a deep blue linen, you'll need only white DMC, a scarf color and bit of 413 gray for those little arms.

The smaller easel design finishes to be approx 3 x 3, the larger version is 3-1/2 x 8-ish. Presented as a chart.

Flag and Flowers from Dames of the Needle - click for more Flag & Flowers Tall Drum from Dames of the Needle Flag & Flowers - Tall Drum and Hornbook Set
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle has several cute new designs -- Flag and Flowers is just one. A funky striped urn nestled among a tattered flag, all three designs are different, but definitely coordinate. Offered as two different charts, the larger 3 x 5-inch standing stuffed drum comes in one, the hornbook and bitty fob/cushion in the other.

Worked on Week's 35ct Straw Linen with Mascara, Whiskey, Otter Creek, Deep Forest, Endive, Raspberry Frost, Sea Spray, Uniform Blue, Weathered Barn, Cidermill Brown, Parchment and Country Redwood hand-dyeds, the colors are super dusty and pretty.

Stitching on the drum is really 12 x 5... but it rolls up into about 3 x 5... while the hornbook (can be worked on 35 or 36ct Straw) finishes 3 x 4-1/2 and the little fob/cushion is just 2 x 2. More Descriptions about the Hornbook are on Elizabeth's Page!

House of Halloween from Nikyscreations House of Halloween
from Nikyscreations
Nikyscreations has 4 new charts -- I chose House of Halloween to show here, because it continues her set of cut-away house designs for the seasons and holidays. Measuring approx 7 x 7 on 28ct linen, this is stitched with regular DMC floss!

There are lots of fun thing going on in here... we like the hair on the girls, the kitty under the table, the scissors and spools perched there, and of course all the pumpkins scattered everywhere. The roof is fun because it's a witch hat and there appear to be spiders and bats in the attic. It'd make a cute stand-up decoration.

The Winter Deer from Jeannette Douglas The Autumn Acorn from Jeannette Douglas 4 Seasons from Jeannette Douglas
Finishing out Jeannette's 4-Seasons series are The Autumn Acorn and The Winter Deer. This has been such a pretty set of 3-1/2 inch square designs -- all have been stitched on 36ct Flax Linen with Jeannette's stunning array of hand-dyed silks and accented with just a few glass seed beads.

TONS of special stitches in these, the colors are so pretty for each season, so soft for Spring, so warm and carmelly for Fall. Although the models are framed, little pin cushions for these would be stunning... so enjoy your options. Offered as charts, each has a separate thread pack available that is full of gorgeous silks!

Christmas Cheer from Heart in Hand - click for more Double Up Nativity from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Cheer & *Double Up* Nativity from Heart in Hand
Here are cute ornament options that have arrived in the shop! By Heart in Hand, both are charts with a few embellishments.
  • Double Up Nativity -- This is the 3rd in Cecilia's newest set of small card designs. We have October and November so far -- Halloween and Thanksgiving, and now December's which is Christmas. The bottom half of the design features a pair of 30 x 30-ish blocks (perfect tiny fob size) and then the 'trimmings' -- the oh-so-cute little topping border of people and what-nots -- and they are only 14 stitches tall!!! Offered as small cards with button embellishment.
  • Christmas Cheer -- A new full-sized leaflet, this includes 5 different ornament charts as well as a smattering of beads and snowflake buttons. Worked on 28cxt Dirty Cashel Linen with hand-dyed, DMC or Anchor flosses from your stash, they are all in the 3 x 3 inch range when finished. (OUR Mona of Magic by Mona did the cover model finishing too!)

Broom Hop by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs A Trio of Scary Treats from Hinzeit
  • Spooky Alphabet -- Ok... start with that spider-web and chain border, and fill in with letters in Ecru, backstitch shadows in 844 grey, and all those fun motifs in black. Add the lock charm to the chains and the ivory skull to the Noose... this is so cute! A is for Arsnic, F is Fangs, U is 6 feet Under, and Z is a Zombie! Finishes approx 10 x 11-1/2 on any 28ct, the chart comes with the two charms.

  • Charmed Welcome RIP Inn by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs Spooky Alphabet by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs
  • Broom Hop -- Hinzeit's traditional look... this is bold and simple... and cute for the Season. The chart comes with a Jack-o-lantern charm, this finishes approx 3 x 11 on any 14/28ct.

  • Charmed Welcome RIP Inn -- Another cute seasonal thing.... you could add your family name to this! Think about using some black, opalescent and orange metallics in this... get some beads for the eyes... it's got a lot going on. The chart comes with the resident skeleton charm and on 14/28, this finishes approx 6 x 7.

Memories Forgotten Case Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view October Fob Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view New Arrivals from Fern Ridge
Pat and Peggy at Fern Ridge have been really busy creating 16 new designs this Fall... we have SIX new sewing case and fob sets, and FOUR miniature fobs for smaller scissors or believe it or not -- your cell phone! FR always does matching designs -- always a linen needlecase of some kind stuffed full of cute details -- waxers, rulers, charms, scissors, cute mini vinettes. Every one is different -- but there is always lots of detail on fronts, backs and insides.

I don't know how they keep up with all the cool little trinkets, beads, fabrics and threads they include in their kits. The matching Peyote Stitch beaded fobs are truly fun. They give you ALL THE COOL BEADS , findings and threads you need, and offer their beading charts either by numbers or a colored chart. (You'll know when you open your kit which kind of instructions you prefer to work from.)

Sewing Society Fob Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view Sewing Society Case Kit from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view The Sewing Society Needle Book and Beaded Scissor Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
Sewing Society is just one of the new SIX -- and it's a little decorated TIN with fob! A four-inch square by 1/2 inch high hinged tin, you are decorating the top with a vintage print of a needle advertisement. Inside, you are lining it with blue calico, and adding a stitched pocket -- 28ct hand-dyed linen -- to hold needles, a tiny spool waxer, bits of old lace, a wooden ruler and a wooden thread winder -- ALL OF WHICH are included in your kit. (I couldn't even get it all back in the bag easily!)

A sweet little needle tin -- there is a magnet in here as well to help hold scissors. THE FOB: Mauve, gray and demin blue -- all the colors that match the tin -- the design on the fob is a spool of thread and you can see the little spool charm dangling from there. Always the lavish fringe to trim it off -- the hardest part of that is not getting your thread tangled around the fringes you have already strung! Super fun -- they do a colored diagram of threading order so you can't mess it up.

Postcards From The Heart #10 Fall from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Postcards From The Heart #11 Winter from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Postcards From The Heart #12 New Year from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more
The Final Trio of Postcards From The Heart from Summer House Stitche Workes
We celebrate memories of Fall, Winter and the New Year with these small charts. Finishing up a set of 12 designs... each one has been a small mono-chromatic motif to stitch and then embellish with found objects.

Choosing used ticket stubs and photographs from your travels, buttons from 'past favorite' or baby clothes, or cute trinkets from the big box store... the needlework is shown mounted on a plain burlap board (again the big box shop!), but your stitching would make pretty pin cushions as well. A very creativity-inspiring little set of cards!

Victoria's Garden from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Victoria's Garden from Heartstring Samplery
Heartstring Samplery's Beth Twist has reproduced an antique sampler that is full of pretty roses and mossy greens along with lavish flowers and floral urns. Choosing a 28ct linen, it'll finish approx 14 x 18... something smaller like 40 will give you a charming 9-1/2 x 12 piece! She thinks it's from England... no date on it... but that's for YOU to add to YOUR sampler!!!!

Offered as a chart, it is stitched with Pebble Beach, Roasted Chestnut, Old Brick, Country Redwood (2 skeins), Woodrose, Pomegranate, Caramel corn, Endive (4 of those!), Light Khaki, Goldenrod, Dove, Tin Roof, Dirt Road, Collards and Pink Sand. I don't know what's more fun... the color names or gathering them all together to imagine how a finished piece is going to be!

Fright Web Scissors & Miniature Pears! from Kelmscott Designs
Pear MOP Thread Winder Set from Kelmscott Frightweb Scissors from Kelmscott A few little trinkets for your stitching bag...
  • Kelmscott has a new color of 3-3/4 inch embroidery scissors -- called Fright Webs. The scissors are a bit hard to manuever... but they are really meant for decoration in neat sewing cases, or a special scissor to showcase a stitched Halloween fob. Quite a fun treatment for scissors!!!
  • The little pears are precious -- they are 1-1/4 inches wide and only 1-1/2 inches long. Wrap a bit of left-over hand-dyed silk 'something' around these and store them beside a framed sampler, inside a framed shadow-box galleria, or even inside a pretty stitched sewing or needle case. They are meant to showcase special threads -- and just think of how many cool little un-useable leftover bits of AWESOME threads you might have left from some assorted kit or something? (all the Jeannette Douglas and Victoria Sampler Thread packs come to mind right away. Don't hide those gorgeous threads after you've finished the piece!) Grab a pear -- of one of Kelmscott's other cute winders!

Frightweb Scissors from Kelmscott Sampler Threads from The Primitive Jewel
The Primitive Jewel has a neat stitched thread palette design - it goes with her Christmas and Halloween pieces. They are simply two-sided stitched boards with mother-of-pearl thread rings sewn into the ends for a neat finishing treatment, and a functional organizer. The alphabet on one side -- change that and personalize it, the verse on the other. (Make one for everyone in your stitch group!)

My floss is brown and blue and red. This is my sampler stitching thread. Stitched on 32ct lambswool, it finishes approx 4 x 4. Thread rings are offered separately -- they tulips, hearts, and these circles.

Halloween Driving Lesson from Madame Chantilly Halloween Owls from Madame Chantilly Le Village de Pere Noel from Madame Chantilly
Three New Charts from Madame Chantilly
  • Halloween Driving Lesson -- The girls are getting a driving lesson under the watchful eye of the Witchy-Marn and her little owls. CHECK OUT the little guy on the broom -- He's directing the traffic with his little wing stretched out! The rooftops of the city, midnight on the clock... notice the pumpkin patch below is CALICO FABRIC! Those are not stitched... you Blanket-Stitch the whole vine and add those cool leaves and pumpkins out of any wools or scraps you have in your stash! Distress any fabric you want to stitch this on... it's super-cute, 234 x 97 stitches!
  • Halloween Owls -- Another cute one... this time, the owls are dressed up like ghosts and witches!!! They are just hanging there looking at us! I like the finishing treatment for this. It is framed, but LOOK at the strings that are stitched. They look buttoned onto that fabric panel.. I think that's a really cool way to add fabric and extra color and interest to something... mixing the media a little. Stitch count on this is 108 x 148.
  • Le Village de Pere Noel -- Santa's Village -- this is a cute little street scene. It needs some beads or metallics or buttons, I think... lots of places to add embellishments. You can't see the snowflakes in the sky -- they are white wisps. They would be pretty with some opalescent threads in them. This one measures 216 x 85 in stitch count.

Gingerbread Quilt Shop from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Gingerbread Quilt Shop from The Victoria Sampler
Part eight of Victoria Sampler's charming stitched Gingerbread Village is here! Joining the church, tree, cottages, bakery (and even a haunted house which kind of snuck in here!), is a new Quilt Shop. Truthfully, we aren't enamored with the shape of this shop, but it might make a nice 'transition piece' in your village arrangement. TONS of stitching and design detail in here, you'll notice that the front door is actually a separate little sticky-out area, and there are the quilters in the window above!!!

Worked on 28ct Gingerbread Linen, there are wonderful finishing instructions included in the leaflet -- 18 pics -- and great stitch diagrams. The thread/accessory packet includes all the silks, metallics, beads, gingerbread men buttons, micro buttons -- and even the little shop dog!!!! With every side stitched differently, you get pretty quilts no matter which side you see! Offered as the leaflet with Accs pack separately. You will need a piece of linen at least 14-ish x 33... we like 1/2 yard cuts better!

***Look in your 2015 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue! You have a tiny quilt ornament chart that GOES WITH this shop!!! We have the accessory packet for that ornament -- so start with it... it's just a bitty little thing!

Jim Shore Santas and Snowmen from Mill Hill - click for more
New Jim Shore Santas and Snowmen from Mill Hill
Getting ready for Christmas -- Mill Hill has released a set of 6 paper ornaments to dress your tree. Artwork by Jim Shore, we already have six Santas -- now here are three more for that set. The snowmen are completely new.

Offered as perforated paper kits, each is full of flosses, some glisteny glass beads for a bit of jazz, and lots of quilted charm. They all finish approx 3 x 5, and because they are lightweight, they display beautifully on any Christmas tree!

Bittersweet September from Blackbird Designs - click for more Patchwork Pumpkin from Blackbird Designs - click for more New Rewards of Merit from Blackbird Designs
Alma and Barb have two new mini-designs offered in their small Rewards of merit size... perfect for small framed pieces or pretty pin cushions. Grab a schnibble of Week's hand-dyed linen and some overdyeds from your stash for these!!!
  • Patchwork Pumpkin -- LOVE, LOVE the border on this one and the trailing pumpkin vines all over the sky!!! Quilt motifs on the pumpkin and that structured brick house -- the whole thing is charming!!!
  • Bittersweet September -- A fall-flavored design much simpler than the Patchwork Pumpkin piece -- you get the huge bittersweet blooms, the crisp moon, and more pretty autumn-y color!

Country Cottage's Countdown To Christmas -- click to see more
Countdown To Christmas
from Country Cottage Nedleworks
Country Cottage Needleworks presents an Advent Calendar that is bitty in size but big on charm. Finishing a mere 6 x 10 on 32ct, it's coded for DMC and hand-dyeds.

It might really be fun to frame this, and make sure there is a FAT chuck of foam board behind it, so you could stick-pin a piece of peppermint to each of the days-in-waiting!!! Offered as a chart.

Gingher's 2015 Limited Edition WREN Scissors - click for more
Presenting Gingher's 2015 Limited Edition WREN Scissors
Always long-awaited, Gingher has released this year's special scissors. Limited in production... every year these seem to sell out earlier and earlier... so please don't wait too long to get them if they need to join your stash!

A deep purple this year, with a creamy quatrafoil pattern, we have 4-inch Embroidery, 5-inch Sewing and the 8-inch Dressmaker shear options. Each comes in a clear gift box with either a leather or plastic protective sheath.

DOVO SN14B and SN14A in stainless - click for more
Two New DOVO Scissor Offerings!!!
You'll recognize these 3-1.2 inch embroidery styles from some of your Gingher and other DOVO scissors... but here they are in polished stainless steel featuring DOVO's precision tips and unsurpassed cutting action! We have not had either of these two shapes in the polished stainless before... so they are two new treats for your stitching basket!!!
  • SN14B -- Traditonal Heart -- Pretty handles, nice and substantial blades, these measure 3-3/4 inches in length. They are stamped DOVO, Solingen Germany on the blades. Lovely points and graceful blades, this has always been a popular style, but these won't feel like any of your others!!!! Like cutting through butter!
  • SN14A -- Anniversary Scissors -- From an antique mold, I call these The Anniversary Scissor, because DOVO made a release similar to these years ago for their 100th Anniversary. Long ago sold out... we are once again treated to this very pretty 3-1/2 inch style in a shiny stainless steel. Super-sharp tips and blades, they are *JUST* a bit thinner than the 14B Hearts. For a time, (this shipment anyway!) they are packaged in a DOVO gift box with luscious embossed leather sheath, and you probably really do need them!!!

DOVO Super-Sharp Tweezers - click for more
Super-Sharp Tweezers
By DOVO, these 3-3/4 inch brushed stainless tweezers are razor-sharp and EXACTLY perfect at their petite tips.. The best part of getting a sliver is using these tweezers!!!!!

Wonderful for grabbing stray threads, but don't limit these to your stitching basket!

Counting Pins from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Counting Pins from La-D-Da
Lori has made 2 styles of elegant counting pins to decorate your special pin cushions and sewing cases... They were special to our class this past summer, and to the recent Needlework Galleria Show we just attended.

Topped with a pearl and dressed with silver squares or rings, how lovely to decorate something special!

Over The River by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Over The River from Jeannette Douglas
Oh, this is a super-gorgeous, super-textured piece full of Autumn flavor... do Grandma's House for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas! Choose a neutral 32ct linen, your silk threads are all cinnamons, browns, brick reds, ambers, teals, mossy greens, a bit of cream and even some aqua metallic to make the little river glisten! Jeannette has packed this full of special stitches -- the border is Saw Tooth, then that gorgeous section of small star motifs on the upper left -- they are all Milanese and Scotch. The water is all Satin, the turkey is over one... and lots more Milanese in the bottom row of leaves.

I think by the pic you can tell the variety of pretty colors in here -- in person, the model is just stunning! It finishes approx 9 x 12-1/2, and is offered as a leaflet with threads (Gloriana, Silk 'n Colors, Splendor, Needlepoint Inc and Accentuate metallic) separately. (This is not, however, coded for DMC.)

Lucy Dunning Sampler from Threads of Gold -- click to see a larger view! Lucy Dunning Sampler from Threads of Gold
I have always liked this sampler... the chart by Threads of Gold has been around forever... there are no dates on our packages... but the design remains lovely as it did in 1811 when it was originally stitched by 13yr old Lucy Dunning. The border is gorgeous, and the octagonal cartouches in the center band really draw your eye. They are worked over one in half (tent) stitches.

Although the green grasses as the bottom are all Cross Stitched... you could add Satins to that if you wanted. Throw in some Sawtooth Satins around the verse, a few Algerian Eyes up in the alphabet... this is just so pretty! Stitch count is approx 290 square, so it'll be a commanding 18 x 18 on 32ct, and a delightful 14-1/2 inches on 40ct. Offered as a chart, it is coded for DMC or silks.

Map of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Map of Hawk Run Hollow
from Kathy Barrick
Wow... What a show-stopper! Everyone is in love this with new piece by Marty Barrick. 260 x 247 Stitches in size, choose floss or silks to stitch this charming map of the imaginary Hawk Run Hollow Settlement.

The river, bridges, the town square, cemetary... the fields and even the compass star, the design is bold and the elements are charming! It's a 'gotta have' and would even make a really neat couch pillow!!! Offered as the chart.

S124 Grateful Thankful Blessed Snippet from Lizzie*Kate Grateful Thankful Blessed
from Lizzie*Kate
A new Snippet design by Lizzie Kate, this just about says it all... and needs no more description!!! Offered as a single small card, the design is worked on 30ct Lambswool and finishes about 4 inches square.

Grab some hand-dyeds or DMC from your stash, spend a couple of blessed hours being grateful and thankful for the stitching time. and enjoy!

Lizzie Kate's A Little Mystery finished model - click for more Lizzie Kate's A Little Mystery bonus designs - click for more "A Little Mystery" Part Three
from Lizzie*Kate
This concludes our 3 part "A Little Mystery" Sampler. Part Three includes the BONUS pattern "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today". This sweet project coordinates with all of the other mystery projects. Part Three also reveals the finished mystery design, so for those of you who want to "see it first," now it's here!

Each part of "A Little Mystery" includes a BONUS pattern. There's also "A Little Mystery" Embellishment Pack available, which includes goodies for the big design, as well as all 3 BONUS designs. Thanks for stitching along with us on "A LIttle Mystery". We love mysteries and it's so fun to share them. We had a great "little" time together!
September Ding Dong Spooks of the Month by Val's Stuff!
September's Spook of the Month
from Val's Stuff
*Ding Dong* continues this fun set of 12 little 3 x 4 stitched Spook Cards, bright colors and clay button googly-eyes, they are turning into cute magnets and paper ornaments.

Included with the chart are the buttons, perf paper and wool backing - you'll need the outrageous floss colors from your stash. Just very fun.

Square-ology 115 Gather Bit by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Square-ology 116 Gather Squirrel Around by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Square-ology 117 Gather Bittersweet by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more Square-ology 118 Gather Harvest Basket by JABCO and Hands On Design - click to see more
Square-ology -- The Gather Series
from JABCO and Hands On Design
Just Another Button Company and Hands On Design have released their next set of 4 small designs that are meant to be turned in every direction and stitched again... so each is multi-directional. Confusing... but that's OK! This is a really nice group -- all Autumn-y in flavor. Each is presented in a small card format with a smattering of clay button embellishments.
  • Gather Bit -- This is the smallest of the set -- meant to be a fob or something like that -- it measures just 30 x 30 stitches, or 2 inches on 14/28 ct.
  • Gather Squirrel Around -- LOVE this -- squirrels chasing, chasing, chasing! See the swirling leaves and the tumbling acorns? 60 x 60 Stitches, so 4 inches on 28ct.
  • Gather Bittersweet -- Very pretty grapevine wreath decorated with blackbirds and berries -- 60 x 60 stitches again.
  • Gather Harvest Basket -- Cute little baskets, cute striped pumpkins, I love the squash in the center! 60 x 60.

Pumpkins Farm from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Pumpkins Farm from Cuore e Batticuore
This is a fun design by Cuore d Batticuore -- an Italian company. A busy pumpkin farm, it's stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen with DMC flosses and finishes approx 15-1/2 x 9-1/2 in size. Cute little house, fun pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns everywhere, what I think are the most charming elements are the translations.

*Pumpkins* is plural, and the big fat ones up at the top left are only 2 CENTS each!!! Presented in chart format -- very clear -- they offer colored charts, so this is supereasy to stitch from.

The Olde Salem Stitcher's Boxe from Liberty Hill - click to see more The Olde Salem Stitcher's Boxe from Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill has sent a CHARMING hand-painted sewing box -- all decorated for the Fall. A quiet Halloween-ish evening street scene is painted on the top of this 8-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch box that opens like a book. Flip open the lid to reveal a two-compartment storage area inside.

Along with Mercy Goodheart - she's the Thread Keeper and is painted on the thread board - you get a small house fob that would be fun tied to a pair of scissors. Extremely pretty colors this time around, this will make a pretty Fall decoration, and a neat place to store a few threads or a secret stash of candy!!!

The Eyes Have it from Val's Stuff I'm On Pins and Needles Limited Edition from Val's Stuff I'm On Pins & Needles and The "Eyes" Have It!
Val's Stuff has two new releases that compliment her Monsters-of-the-Month series... five cute new designs that are too much fun to pass by! Stitch them on perforated paper and hang them on a crooked tree branch for decoration.
  • I'm On Pins & Needles is a Limited Edition Kit. Finishing only 3 x 3 on the provided 14ct brown perforated paper, you get the clay eye and heart, glow-in-the-dark thread to wrap around his tummy, the stick pins, AND the cut of mangy greyed wool to cut out your very own little doll!!! So stink'in cute!!!! You'll need a bit of black floss for the straight stitches around him.
  • The Eyes Have It -- Read the quotes on these -- they are so cute. *I spy with my little eye!!!* * I have my eye on you!* This is another chart designed for 14ct perforated paper -- but fabric works just as well. The chart has all 4 designs in it, along with the clay eye buttons and 'U' cube.

Over The River from Chessie & Me Over The River
from Chessie & Me
*Over the river and through the woods, we gather our loved ones together.* (it's Ok if you need to skip Grandma's house this year!!!) A fun North-woods inspired scene, Linda has chosen two different colors of 32ct linen and joined them together on the left-side of this design. (Do the stitching first, then join the pieces.)

Her stitch details are in here everywhere -- Satins in the border, evergreens, roof and grassy areas, and the stones in the river.

Colorful and really unique with that two-color fabric thing going on, this finishes approx 5 x 9 and is coded for Gloriana silk or DMC floss. You could always convert those solids to cotton hand-dyeds too. Offered as a chart.

Winter Woods Kit from Chessie & Me Winter Woods
from Chessie & Me
Chessie's Semi-Annual Little Kit, this one is quiet, simple and respectful of the Season! Stitched on a mangy green-grayed 32ct hand-dyed linen by Lakeside -- Vintage Wood Smoke -- it is stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Mustard Seed, Piney Woods, Raven, Shaker White and Tin Bucket.

A few Smyrnas and Satins, it's just a bitty thing finishing at 3 x 4. Offered as a complete kit, it contains the chart, linen and threads.

Never Let You Go from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Permit Me Not to Stray from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Rachael Holmes from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
Heartstring Samplery
We've been enjoying a wonderful Trunk Show by Heartstrings Samplery in the shop for the past few weeks... so I've added quite a few of her charts to our pages! Gorgeous things, she likes to use creams and neutral linens and coffee-stain them to gain a distressed look, and likes to *Thrift* old frames and re-finish them!!!. Get out your hand-dyed flosses... everything is offered in chart format! Highlighted here are:
  • Never Let You Go -- I wish I was a little seed. I'd grow and grow. I'd twine myself around your heart and never let you go.
  • Permit Me Not To Stray -- An Adam and Eve Sampler -- I absolutely LOVE the huge striking bouquet of flowers in this. It has been an real eye-catcher piece in the shop.
  • Rachel Holmes -- Not as new as the rest, the colors in this are pretty, and Beth uses special stitches in the two bands below the cute little animals. Loaded with borders, this is awesome!

Teresa Layman The Mariner and the Moon -- click to see more Teresa Layman Reticella -- click to see more
The Mariner and the Moon & Reticella - New Knotwork from Teresa Layman
Our Queen-of-Knots, Teresa Layman has a pair of new miniatures -- finishing 2 x 5 and 5 x 5 -- each of these is made up of tiny one-strand and one-wrap FRENCH KNOTS! *Yuck, you say???* Oh no... just a small exercise in a little patience... it's kind of like painting by number!!!

Teresa has been in the miniatures field for years, and has a lovely collection of Knotwork designs -- some of which she has converted to Cross Stitch! Take a peek on her page!


ATH 1025 Ho Ho Ho Spoken Here from JABCO
Ho Ho Ho Spoken Here

ATH 1026 Peppermint Stripes from JABCO
Peppermint Stripes

ATH 1027 Merry Cane from JABCO
Merry Cane

Bumble Bit Square-ology Chart with Buttons from Hands-On Design
Bumble Bit Square-ology

Bumble Bouquet Square-ology with Buttons from Hands-On Design
Bumble Bouquet Square-ology

Plenty & Grace from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Plenty & Grace
from Abby Rose Designs

A super-traditional little sentiment to this piece, it would be so pretty in a guest bedroom or family room setting. Offered as a chart, it is stitched on 30ct linen -- anything neutral is good -- and calls for over-dyed or DMC flosses.

Finishing approx 7 x 9, the model in the picture is finished into a pillow -- that's why I think it'd be pretty perched atop a guest bedroom bed. You can see a few letters and numbers scattered about -- change those to your family's initials and possibly some 'home established' dates.

Mani Di Donna Halloween Hornbook - click to see more Halloween Hornbook from Mani Di Donna
Grab a cut of Weeks Dye Works 32ct Confederate Gray Linen and DMC 301, 310 and white -- or some pretty hand-dyeds from your stash that will match -- and stitch this 45 x 55-ish little Halloween greeting. Then fold under the edges -- instructions are given to make a 'miniature mattress' -- and attach to the charming 4 x 6 painted black hornbook -- complete with little bat cut-outs on it.

The chart comes with that hornbook, and two sets of handmade clay pins -- pumpkins, bats and ghosts poke into the sides of the mattress to decorate the whole thing! Real cute, it is on the pricey end of things, but when you consider that it DOES come all the way from Italy... it makes it kind of special!

A Needlework Enthusiast's 2016 Book of Days cover - click to see more    A Needlework Enthusiast's 2016 Book of Days open view - click to see more
A Needlework Enthusiast's 2016 Book of Days
A 'Stitching Log Book' so to speak... Needlework Press has released their 2016 edition of this 9 x 12 softcover stitching journal. Really fun to log your stitching hours each day or what you are working on. It's the perfect place to store (write down -- how old fashioned!) DATES for all your upcoming stitching weekends, shows, and needlework-related events that are important to you. Contact info for friends... DESIGN info, maybe a shopping list or two... pictures of pieces you've seen that will take you years to find, but you don't want to forget about them in the meantime... lots of things.

Each month is displayed over two pages, so there is plenty of room in here for LOTS of info. Antique samplers and artwork inspire the decorations on the pages... pick this up before 2016 is here!!!

Merry Merry from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Fa La La from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Be Merry from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Merry Merry, Fa La La & Be Merry
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Here are three of Country Cottage Needlework's Classic Ornament Charts that round out her first set! Now, all 12 are here -- all small charts with JABCO button embellishment.

They are stitched with classic Christmas reds and greens, and it's a cute set for your tree. The finishing on Merry Merry and Dear Santa look like pin cushions... extra-cute for a stitcher's tree!

Afternoon in London from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Afternoon in London
from Country Cottage Needleworks
A cute companion to An Afternoon in Paris, this is another street scene with a few of the favorite landmarks of London. The double decker bus... Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace... I wish they still had those cool red telephone booths!!!

Stitched on 32ct Waterlily linen with hand-dyeds or D

Believe in punchneedle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Moondance in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more SEVEN New releases by Teresa Kogut!!!
Teresa presents a lot of her designs in both Counted Cross Stitch AND Punch Needle... and since we like both of those things... we carry both!!!

New In CROSS STITCH is Moondance -- which I LOVE in punch needle already! That background is stunning!!! Actually, it is a medley of copper DMC flosses and you do NOT stitch the black -- that is the fabtric!!! Also new are Country Santa, Give Thanks, and Sunflower Sheep -- take a peek at them on our inside TK pages.
New in PUNCH NEEDLE are Believe, Harvest Dress and Be Merry. All her punch needle patterns are presented to trace onto the provided weavers cloth, so they are ready to punch. Cute things... enjoy browsing through them all!!

And Rudolf from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Which Witch from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Which Witch, And Rudolf from La-D-Da
La D Da has a pair of new designs -- we teased that she is in 'her black phase' with them -- they are both stitched only in black!!! Offered as small charts, you can always add more color if you want...
  • Which Witch -- Ok... is that her skirt or is it the dining room table??? There are mice running around underneath it... so I HOPE it's the table??? 35ct Weeks Straw Linen, choose a pretty hand-dyed black or whatever color, the stitch count on this is 111 square.
  • And Rudolf -- It's a list of Santa's Reindeer -- so an educational Christmas decoration! 55 x 127 -- Stitch it on anything you wish, add some buttons or specialty threads for fun, or keep it simple with the 35ct Mocha Weeks linen, the 822 and 310 flosses, and the Grunge mini-pom-pom trim by Dames of the Needle.

Seedy Pumpkin Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Seedy Pumpkin Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has released their 8th annual haunted house scene and this year's is SO AWESOME! Seedy Pumpkin Cottage is full of wispy ghosts, shiny spider webs, black cats and carved pumpkins... and all of it is underneath the glowing Jack-O-Lantern Moon. Stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Echo Linen (an awesome grey/teal midnight-sky color), there is so much going on in here that it has enchanted us in the shop!

The model arrived today -- patterns should be here soon -- clay button embellishments and fabric follows later this week. Finishing approx 21 x 15... it is HUGE and quite the eye-catcher! Coded for DMC or Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyeds you'll need multiple skeins of 12 of the 41 colors called for, along with silver metallic for the spider webs, petite Mill Hill glass beads and a FULL clay button pack of spiders, ghosts, bats and even a little owl.

The white fence around the porch is really neat because it is done with long stitches of white thread but they have added three teeny orange beads to each railing post -- it glistens! Yes... this might take all year to stitch... but WOW, what a fun and creative seasonal decoration that everyone can enjoy year after year!!! Seedy Pumpkin Cottage is the place to be on The Big Night!!!!!

Holly Berries on Silk or Linen from Erica Michaels - click for more Holly Berries on Silk or Linen! from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels has a pair of stitched Christmas Strawberries to go with her new Yikesberries for Halloween! Absolutely the most charming little things... you have two fabric and stitching options with these. Holly Berry for LINEN is worked on 32ct -- we like Waterlily (softer) or Star Sapphire (stiffer) such a pretty soft green color to highlight the cute little reindeer and holly leaves... that is the linen showing, you do not stitch the background. That berry option finishes approx 4 inches in length.

The SILK Berry is worked over the 40ct silk gauze that is included with its chart. It IS solid stitching, and the chart varies a little from the linen version. The little SILK guy finishes about 2 inches in length!

The Yikesberries from Erica Michaels - click for more The Yikesberries from Erica Michaels
OH THESE ARE SO COOL!!! Erica Michaels has outdone herself with this pair of Halloween Strawberry Pincushions! Presented in chart format -- one is stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Jewel Belfast hand-dyed linen and the other on bitty 40ct silk gauze -- they each use Weeks or DMC floss. These are the first in Linda's new set of DARLING berries (I talk to her all the time, and I know a Christmas berry is coming!)

Anyway, your LINEN Yikesberry measures approx 2-1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long, features a stacked button stem and a bit of black felt for it's leaves. The GAUZE Yikesberry is only 1-1/2 inches wide and 2 inches long -- a miniature version of the larger. Each of the two charts are slightly different -- can you see the design differences in my pics? I have a pair of 4-inch scissors in there as well, so you can see the scale of these. Absolutely the CUTEST little things EVER... they finish in a similar fashion to Just Nan's little mice -- a stitched 'half-circle' area that is folded together --sort of like an ice-cream cone. You need these!

Whitewashed & Distressed Tool Tray - click for more
Whitewashed & Distressed Tool Tray from Retromantics
Oh this is the sweetest little work-tray by Retromantics -- 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches high -- it has a 3 x 5 flat-tray bottom with 1-1/4 inch high sides. Lots of delicate lazer-cutting on the two ends, they have etched scrolling designs on all the sides and the inside-tray bottom, and then whitewashed the whole thing.

Kind of distressed and antique in flavor, it'll hold a few stitched essentials like scissors, threads and needles... maybe a small remote... definitely a snack... or maybe a stitched pin cushion or two as a pretty display piece! The bottom features felt discs so it won't scratch any surfaces.

The Brighton by Craftlite -- click to see more
The Brighton from Craftlite
We have a new lamp!!! Long awaited from Craftlite... it has Tons of features!!!!!
  • Use it as either a Table-Top or Floorstand Style -- you choose, simply add one or two lengths to the stick -- they are lightweight pipes... they just screw together.
  • 5-Inch rimless magnifying lens -- with handles to help you guide to just the right spot!
  • THREE levels of LED light!!!! Dim -- kind of a gentle *night light* level. Daylight -- Brighter and cleaner. Brilliant White -- Super Bright!
  • Strong 18-inch Goose-neck arm moves everywhere you want it to... it won't get 'lazy!'
  • One Touch On/Off dimming switch for those different levels of light. (I don't get how it knows my finger is there!)
  • Internal rechargeable battery! We pulled ours out the box and turned it ON! There is a plug-in for the wall as well.
  • The Brighton Project Tray by Craftlite -- click to see more The Brighton by Craftlite -- click to see more
  • The little Project Tray and Table Clip pieces that fit the Dublins also fit this lamp!!
Light-weight enough to travel with, this all comes in a box that is only 10 x 16 x 4, and it weighs about 8 pounds. The 8 x 10 x 2-ish rounded base is VERY stable as well. We sell a ton of Dublins... but this little guy seems to be the next generation of that light. We are very pleased with it!

2015 Snowman Orn Snow Birds in Tow from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2015 Sampler Orn Christmassy Stuff from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2015 Santa Orn Delivering Yummies from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
Presenting the 2015 Annual Ornaments from Homespun Elegance
Every year, we get a Snowman, Sampler and Santa Annual Ornament by Sandra Sullivan -- and here they are for 2015. All worked on Week's 32ct Putty hand-dyed linen in shades of DMC and a few hand-dyeds, they are all approx 40 x 50 in stitch count.

Offered as small charts, each features a tiny brass embellishing charm as well. We have 'a million' of these from past years... not all of them... but they are a fun collection for your tree, and they make cute pin cushions as well.

Baby Floral Needlecases - click to see more Baby Floral Needlecases
Joining our regular Floral Needlecases are these smaller versions that are equally enchanting! Glass vials with a screw-off cap, these are lovingly covered with polymer clay and decorated with colorful flowers and tiny ladybugs.

ALL THE COLORS of the rainbow -- absolutely no two cases are alike -- and it's IMPOSSIBLE to choose your favorite! (This I know -- because I keep trying to find my favorite to take home and add to my stash -- and I can't!) Measuring a mere 2 inches in overall length, use these for beading and petite needles or precious stones and beads. Delightful!

Red Polka Dot Tweezers with Matching Sheath - click to see more Red Polka Dot Tweezers with Matching Sheath
What a fun set of *Stitching Needfuls!* SUPER sharp stainless steel tips on these charming little 3-1/2 inch tweezers -- eeally, be careful with these!! Use them to grab stubborn threads, help anchor loose ends, tease holes in canvas, or just pull slivers!

Pretty red with white polka dots -- they match the 2-1/2 inch sheath that comes with them! THEY can fit in that cover... or a favorite pair of small scissors can. Cute and functional.

We are sad to announce that Pam and Nancy of Prairie Schooler are retiring from our industry. They announced mid-July that they will be taking down their website the beginning of 2016.
We will miss them terribly... THEIR first Market was my second in January of 1984. (The Peachtree Hotel in Atlanta!) They started with their famous Santa and 4 leaflets. People were upset because they thought they were copying Cross-Eyed Cricket (-- whose first Market was also MY first Market -- in September of 1983.) I think it was because they were the only two companies doing clean white-covered leaflets! Anyway, since then -- everyone has become great colleagues -- and we wish our long-time friends many happy stitching hours ahead!!!

Prairie Schooler's #104 G*H*I Leaflet -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #150 DECEMBER Leaflet -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #158 Christmas Eve Leaflet -- click to see more
REPRINTS from The Prairie Schooler
Here, to ruin the astronomical prices on the Secondary Chart Market - are three Prairie Schooler past favorites that have been out-of-print! I guess with Pam and Nancy announcing their retirement... they knew they wouldn't get a moment of peace unless they reprised these favorites!
  • G*H*I Book #104 is part of their alphabet set. Indians, gardens and honey... this was/is a really cute set of the ABC's. Originally released in 2002.
  • DECEMBER -- Book #150 was part of the 12-months series and sold out RIGHT after it was released. Been gone since 2009!
  • Christmas Eve -- Book 158 YEAH -- we have a shop model of this one!! From 2009, Everyone's favorite!!!! Get them while you can!
Presenting the 2015 Annual Santa -- click to see more
Presenting the Prairie Schooler 2015 Annual Santa
Our 30th+ Annual Santa chart has arrived -- all the same colors as the rest, the same size, and ALL the charm of Prairie Schooler's other annuals... he needs no other explanation!

We love him! Offered as a small card chart.
Prairie Schooler's #200 Witching Hour Leaflet -- click to see more Prairie Schooler's #201 Bump in the Night Leaflet -- click to see more
Witching Hour * Bump in the Night * Evergreen from The Prairie Schooler
Prairie Schooler has three new leaflets -- ALL of them are really cool... and are packed with fun design elements.
  • Witching Hour has trees that are talking to each other...a cute cat barely holding onto his broom in the sky... and an eerie color scheme of black, brown, gray and orange. The leaflet contains two smaller designs that mimic the panels in the other two new releases... smaller 30 x 50 blocks.
  • Bump in the Night has that witch on the left, but can your eye see the 7 same-sized panels in the rest of the design? Then, the two bonus designs that are the same size? You can mix them around in your final stitched piece!

Prairie Schooler's Night Flight -- click to see more
Night Flight
from The Prairie Schooler
Another of Prairie Schooler's Halloween Card designs, I love this one! It seems to go with Witching Hour... but not exactly the same. Notice the 13 and 31s in the corners?

I like the repeating lines in the shadows of the sky and the lines of the fences. Just a fun little thing!

Prairie Schooler's Set F of Small Card Designs -- click to see more
Set F of Small Card Designs
from The Prairie Schooler
This is the 6th and final set of Nancy and Pam's small motif designs -- they've always released these bitty designs as promotional cards for their leaflet releases.

Celebrating leaflets numbered 172 to now... like all the rest of PS's things, they are awesome worked over one thread and made into tiny fobs and ornaments. We still have the rest of the 5 sets of 10 mini-cards each.

We are barely finished hanging up all the new Fall FLAX here... we have two new collections for Fall... and we can't wait for you to see it all! Luscious Linen apparel, our sizes range from Petite to Generous-One... pants, dresses, tees, tops, tunics and jackets... we love our linens!

We always take shop gal pics of the new... but my pics are going to have to wait for a few days... we're knee-deep getting ready for our Summer Event with Drawn Thread and La-D-Da... and we just can't get everything done in a day!

RIGHT NOW... we have everything in all the sizes. Murphy's Law says that *your size* (whatever it is) will set out first!!! CALL US and we can *custom- dress-you* over the phone!!!!!

All of our Luscious FLAX Linens are on 3*2*1 Pricing for the entire month of OCTOBER!!!!
Purchase THREE or MORE pieces... and they are ALL 25% Off! Wow!!!
Purchase TWO pieces... and they are BOTH 15% Off...
Purchase ONE piece at regular price...

Stitchin Witches from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Stitchin Witches
from The Victoria Sampler
Here's a colorful Autumnal Sampler that features little witches all stitching!!! Worked on 28ct Summer Khaki Cashel Linen with loads of oranges, greens, purples and black silk threads, it finishes approx 5 x 18. (You'll need a ball of #12 black perle for all the lace.)

Each scene it cute just by itself in this -- the stitcher at the top working her quilt -- the middle panel features a crow trying to steal her silk -- and the bottom scene might just be stitch group with someone working on the snack!!!

Pretty textured specialty stitches throughout, everything is charted very clearly and LARGE -- especially on the lace borders -- so you can see where your needle goes next. Offered as the leaflet with accs thread and button pack separately.

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