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Whew... We're back from Market! We bought EVERYTHING!!!!
A trailerfull of new things from Market!
We have our famous *BROWSING BUCKET* all set it in the back room! You just mosey in on your own schedule... we sit you down with the buckets that contain one of everything I bought... and you get to go through it one-by-one!!! Make your list, and we'll find all your favorite treasures!!! You can have a 'guided tour' of the contents if you want... but you get to have your hands on EVERYTHING we brought home! (The only thing that would make it better would be a glass of wine while you're browsing!)

Here's the mess of what we have to organize... but actually we unpacked 1/2 of this Tuesday afternoon!!!!!! CALL if you want something that I don't have up on the web yet. We probably have it and can get your name on one!

For now, our Market Preview page is still up, so take a peek there, too. As we get things up on our regular pages, they will come off of that page.

Tied With Heart Strings from With Thy Needle & Thread -- click to se lots more
11 New Designs by With Thy Needle's Brenda Gervais!
Here are Brenda's 4 small designs -- all offered in small chart format! After you've fallen in love with these... we have 7 MORE full-sized patterns to tantalize you as well!!! I just love her charts, they are beautifully printed in color. Remember our Black Matte Mourning Pins and Old Fashioned Pear Safety Pins... they are novelty pins that look REALLY GOOD on Brenda's things!
  • Button Button -- A small 4-1/2 x 5-1/s stitched 'sleeve' decorated with buttons on the front!
  • Pin Feathers -- A sweet little piece...perched atop a spool of thread! Try a painted candlestick too... A puffy pin cushion with hanging button fringe.
  • Spring Greetings Bouquet -- A 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 Pin Keep this features blue ticking fabric that is folded and tacked around the edges, along with a waxed floss bow.
  • A Tisket A Tasket -- Another button tuffet with a waxed bow trim, here's a painted candlestick base finishing treatment!

Giving Thanks from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Giving Thanks from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has done a Market Exclusive design for her distributor -- Hoffman Distributing. REAL CUTE, it is presented as the main chart (with a cute bonus one as well) and 5 complete skeins of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses. *I'm thankful for my daily bread and also for my cross stitch thread!* How cool is that???

The motifs on the almost 6 x 6 inch piece that is stitched on 32ct Lambswool are spools of thread and needles. The bonus design reads *Needles & Pins* and it has three teeny weeny tuffet pin cushions on it. Very cute, you are getting Hazelnut, Red Currant, Roasted Chestnut, Weeping Willow and Caterpillar threads!

Stone Snowman from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Stone Snowman
from Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush has released their annual Snowman design! Joining Pink, Red, Black, Purple, Blue, Green and Wisteria, I keep asking Teri for Yellow, but she says Tina is in charge of these... and *might not have motivation* to do one!!! So... I guess Stone will do for now!

Presented as a complete kit of Week's Dye Works 30ct Stone Linen, it uses it uses silks, Weeks hand-dyed flosses AND DMC flosses! Finishes approx 5 x 6... our Jill Rensel Mats will we arriving shortly! Kits contains the chart, linen, threads and bitty button embellishments.

Abundance Sampler from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Abundance Sampler
from Shepherd's Bush
A lovely sampler that is NOT part of *The Fold* but that certainly compliments it... Shepherd's Bush presents this 6-1/2 x 11-1/2 inch sampler worked on 32ct Sheep Track hand-dyed linen (By Teri!) You'll be working with Au Ver a Soie Silks and hand-dyeds of Gloriana and Thread Gatherer in luscious shades of olive and moss greens, raspberries, buttermilks and caramels, and a touch of dusty lavender.

The sampler features an area of small bands of special stitches -- the kit includes a photograph of that stitch detail, along with a smattering of cute colorful button embellishments. Special stitches scattered... very *Shepherd's Bushy!!!*

Now... visit the inside pages to see the other 5 New Releases!!!!!!

In Friendship's Way from Blackbird Designs - click for more In Friendship's Way
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma have released a gorgeous book -- 40 pages -- featuring 12 small designs with a friendship theme. As always, Alma's stunning photography is throughout the book and just turning the pages like a story book is delicious!!!

They begin with a pin cushion in a wire basket, next a lovely bird perched atop a painted and waxed paper mache box. Next is another topper for a wooden box... then a set of six stitched strawberries dedicated to friends, that are showcased in a 4 x 6-ish inch wooden and glass box. There is a framed sampler, and finally a button box that is actually the SAME box as used in Casting a Spell.

It turns out that ALL THESE FUN FINISHING PIECES ARE AVAILABLE at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns... so they are inexpensive, available, and really easy to transform! (They even give you the stock numbers of the items!) Gorgeous, soft designs, pretty hand-dyed fabrics and flosses... I LOVE, LOVE it!!!

Down in the Valley from Blackbird Designs - click for more Down in the Valley
from Blackbird Designs
A small Reward of Merit design, this is a sweet house scene with a gigantic rose growing in the side garden. Worked on 32ct Light Khaki Week's hand-dyed linen, it uses 9 shades of Classic Colorworks and Gentle Art Flosses.

LOOK at the finishing! Barb and Alma have evidentally by *living* at Hobby Lobby this winter... this is a Shiny SILVER plastic cheapie candle stick (they have discovered really cool stuff in the bridal department). They painted it white, and then steel-wooled off some to distress. It looks like mercury glass! Your pretty Down in the Valley finishes approx 3-1/2 inches round. Offered in small chart format.

My Pink Rose from Blackbird Designs - click for more My Pink Rose from Blackbird Designs
Presented as a small Reward of Merit chart, this pretty piece finishes approx 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 32ct Petit Point Belfast Linen -- natural with white dots. The light dots on the fabric are so pretty for this, it uses Country Lane, Cidermill Brown, Endive, Loganberry, Mountain Mist and Raspberry Frost hand-dyeds.

No fancy finishing for this one... just a trip to the pet store for the wonderful Lizard Litter filling. (You can use rice too, but over time, critters might eat your creation!)

Strawberry Bunny by Just Nan -- click to see more! Strawberry Bunny from Just Nan
Nan is TRYING to help along the arrival of Spring with the charming little bunny ornament -- Strawberry Bunny. Stitched on 32ct Vintage White Belfast linen (not white, not cream, not antique white... just a softer shade!), it finishes a mere 2-3/4 x 1-3/4 and is stitched with only 8 shades of DMC floss.

She's shown on the package front perched atop a spool of complementary thread, but she'll be a cute ornament on a Spring Tree, you could finish her like your Needle Tweets and make her a needle case, or save her to tuck among your Easter Eggs!

Offered as the small chart with wool for ears, pink silk ribbon for her hanger, white petite seed beads for her flowers, Nan's very own hand-painted strawberry charm, and a pink puff ball for her tail! (We're shipping this on our Just Nan ornament auto, to make it easier on some of you, because we know she will not be available for long!!!)

Feathers & Flowers by Just Nan -- click to see more! Feathers & Flowers from Just Nan
Oh gosh, this is a teeny biscornu that is FULL of brilliant lavenders, periwinkles and pretty greens! Stitched in DMCs -- 13 of them -- one side is worked on 32ct Raw (natural) Belfast, while the other side is stitched on Little Boy Blue!

The whole thing finishes 2 x 2, and comes with the shaded lavender ribbon you see for the edging, as well as the pink pearls for that ribbon and petite gold seed beads for the flowers. So beautiful, you can treat yourself to this and stitch it in a couple of evening sittings!

Wee Whimzi Strawberry Box by Just Nan -- click to see more! Wee Whimzi Strawberry Box from Just Nan
A cute little brass box decorated with Nan's gorgeous hand-painted strawberry charm that matches Strawberry Bunny, I guess this could be her traveling trunk!

The 1-1/2 inch antiqued brass box opens to reveal a 1/2 inch red felt strawberry cushion inside, mounted to strawberry paper lining. The berry is decorated with a satin leaf and there are trio of miniature bras applique pins stuck in it for the seeds! It is really cute! Nan produced only 200 of these... so don't delay in ordering of youi want your Strawberry Bunny to have a trousseau!

Chocolate Bunny Pin Ball Jar by Just Nan -- click to see more! Chocolate Bunny Pin Ball Jar from Just Nan
A little something to tuck among your Easter Eggs and decorations, this is a small 1-1/4 inch plastic jar 1-1/4 inches high that is decorated with Nan's hand-painted Chocolate Bunny charm.

Inside your tiny box is a green felt pin-cushion ball decorated with a tiny daisy and a teeny weeny jeweled violet flower. Just a small some-thing-or-another to perch next to all your pretty Springtime needlerolls, pin cushions, ornaments and samplers! Limited Edition of only 130!

Spring in the Meadow by Just Nan -- click to see more! Spring in the Meadow from Just Nan
OHHH... this is the first in a 4-part series by Just Nan. A lovely spring garden full of busy-ness! It stitches to 4-3/4 inches square and can be framed, but Nan has folded the corners in to make a pretty little case! Each of the four corners features a different color scheme and garden flowers and animals - can you see the rabbits and the bird? The Sheep is easier to spot!

Stitched on 32ct Natural linen with DMC flosses, there are lavender and light blue bead embellishments and one of Nan's hand-painted violet charms to dress the center. You can see a gorgeous bouquet of violets inside here... our charts WILL COME WITH THAT while they last!!! (They were very limited -- but I made sure our first shipment had one bouquet charm for every design!!!)

So, framed, this will be 4-3/4 inches in size. Folded into the case it'll be a bit smaller. We are beginning an auto-ship to make sure you get the other three seasons as they are released!!! Charts on auto will ship with fabric, and any extra-special charm that is a limited offering for them!

Bluebird Tweet by Just Nan -- click to see more! Bluebird Tweet from Just Nan
Another darling Just Nan ornament... this little Spring Guy is stitched on 32ct Little Boy Blue Belfast in just bits of DMC floss. He comes with wire legs too! *...a swirly tail, twisted wire legs and a berry in his beak. He can hang by his tail but prefers to stand on his cute little legs. We provide the wires and instructions to make the legs, plus the gold tail, beads, felt for the beak and a burgundy pearl 'berry'.*

Finishing a mere 3-1/2 x 2, remember stitching gets folded in half... so he's less than 2 x 2! He IS on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-Ship... so if you are on that program, your's will be in the mail as soon as we receive him -- which should be next week!!

Perpetual Pentagon by Just Nan -- click to see more! Perpetual Pentagon and Pin Embellishments - Due in Late April
from Just Nan
Oh, this is a pretty piece -- any way you turn it, you will be seeing 5 different colors and 5 different sides with different special stitches in the center motifs. *Perpetual Pentagon is a counted thread artwork ball inspired by an antique. Every tun of the ball reveals a pentagon shape. Twenty triangles worked in 5 color ways form the ball. There is a pretty white flower in each triangle and each flower has an intricate rosebud center. Pearls and beads highlight the center of each pentagon.*

Stitched on 32ct Platinum Belfast linen... you'll need a 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 cut which gives you 2 inch margins. All the embellishments are included and Nan's Stitch Guide is a whopping 16 pages containing linen layouts, illustrations, photos, graphs and stitch diagrams!
Perpetual Pentagon Pin Embellishments by Just Nan -- click to see more!
AND... check out the lovely Charm Garden Pins included!!! One is a frosty white flower, the other a charming bluebird atop a green glass leaf. Both are hand-painted by Miss Nan -- she's always told me she paints 50 of her pins or charms (whatever she needs right then) each evening! Anyway, very elegant and such a pretty touch for this exquisite ball! Offered as the leaflet with stitch guide and pin set. Fabric is separate.

Pins & Needles - A charming Stitching Box! by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Pins & Needles - A charming Stitching Box! from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette Douglas has lots of new things... Pins & Needles is a 96-stitch square sampler that can be framed or tucked into the top of Lone Elm Lane's Concrete Gray Vintage Slate Box. Offered in two different colorways of hand-dyed silks, there aren't special stitches in here... just alot of *stitchery charm!* 'Pins, Needles, Threads and Scissors' are tucked between the scattered motifs in this petite piece. Jeannette has designed 4 smaller matching designs to accent as pin cushions -- you can see them nestled inside the box's removable tray, or displayed in a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2-inch-ish tool tray by Retromantics. (I think this is $30-ish.)

If the vintage slate box is not an option for you... frame this... and keep that tool tray on display nearby! The two colorways are VERY, VERY similar to each other -- colorway #1 has purple and teal silks on the lighter 35/36ct linen version, while colorway #2 has teal blues and greens on a darker fabric. You won't go wrong with either thread combination.

Patterned Pretties #13 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #14 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #15 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
More Patterned Pretties! from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette brings us #13, 14 and 15 in this delightful set of geometric stitched cushions. Offered as the charts with silks and backing wool by Weeks Dye Works, choose any 32 to 36ct linen you have in your stash and stitch away -- each cushion uses only ONE stitch!
  • #13 features (two stitches! Hungarian and Satin) in Gloriana silks of black, white and pink, with Week's Kohl wool for that backing.
  • #14 has a cut of Week's Terra Cotta wool along with Gloriana silks in pumpkin, cinnamon, teal and grape, along with Waterlilies Sheherazade varigated. This one is Bargello.
  • #15 shows off Week's Mountain Mist wool and Gloriana's Rainforest hand-dyed silk! Only one thread in this one -- I LOVE those colors -- and you get a schnigglet cut of chenille trim by Dames of the Needle! This one is simple Satin Stitches!!!
So... as you can imagine, this entire series displayed together is quite stunning, and super fun to stitch!

English Rose Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
English Rose Sampler
from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette says: Roses are a quintessentially eclectic English brand -- it is said that on a warm summer's evening, a stroll in and English rose garden ranks among the best of life's experiences. This is your little stroll in a stitched rose garden.

Inspired by her trips, this is stitched on 32ct Light Mocha Belfast linen in six different brands of silk threads, along with Wisper wool, Bijoux metallic braid and a few glass bead embellishments. Lots of pretty special stitch detail in here, it finishes approx 10 x 12-1/4 when finished. Offered as the leaflet with silks separately.

The Spring Bird by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
The Spring Bird
from Jeannette Douglas
OHHH... the first of the 4 seasons in birds... this is stitched on 36ct Flax Linen with 10 spectacular Spring shades of different hand-dyed and solid silks! Finishing approx 3-1/2 inches square, Jeannette has packed Milanese, Cashmere, Mosaic, Smryna, Rice, Algerian Eyelet and Rice stitches in here, along with Cross Stitches. The border features sparkly glass seed beads as embellishment.

REALLY, REALLY a cute little piece... tuck this amidst a few of your spring-y colored Patterned Pretty pin cushions!!! Offered as the chart separate from the silks. We'll Auto-ship the rest of these! I don't know how long it'll take to release them... but they are going to be such a neat set!

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

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

New Arrivals from JBW Designs - click to see more
New Arrivals! from JBW Designs
Judy Whitman has sent a charming set of new designs... I think the Antique Rooster Sampler is my favorite. Mostly monochromatic in theme this time around... everything is offered in her small card format, The Antique Rooster Sampler being the only one with separate embellishments.
  • *Joy of Living -- Joie De Vivre -- Just a simple sentiment surrounded by a simple border... tucked into a lovely fabric bolster pillow, this is perfect for an elegant guest room. Choose 498 DMC red, Schoolhouse Red from Gentle Art... or something pretty from your stash. Finishes approx 4 x 10-1/2.
  • *Monogrammed Tulips -- A stitch count of 85 x 85, this finishes approx 6 inches in size on 28ct. Pretty curves in this geometric design, choose the featured monogram from the included alphabet. Think about adding a few beads to this!!!
  • *Birth Sampler -- 'You shall see wonders' is the promise on this sweet birth sampler. Verse by Shakespeare, the border is from a 1733 Pennsylvania German sampler and the alphabets were found in a red and white 1876 sampler. The trees, sheep, rabbit and borders also appear in early works. This finishes approx 7-1/2 inches on 32ct.
  • *Antique Rooster Sampler -- Finishing approx 15 x 5-1/2 on 32ct Judy has chosen motifs and roosters inspired from antique French samplers and some in her personal collection. Scatter her set of buttons in between everything, or find your own from a family button box... stitch this is the traditional red, or another pretty hand-dyed. You choose!!!
  • *Country French Elephant -- Little circus motifs here and there inside this elephant pull-toy, what a cute birth announcement! Stitched on 32ct French Stripes fabric -- the neutral shade -- you could choose either the pink or blue stripe options as well... or the Polka Dot! The card includes alphabets for personalization.
  • *French Country Snowman -- This little guy's tummy is full of winter skates, flakes and birds! Stitched on the Fabric Flair 32ct Polka Dot Linen... you could pillow him... make a little cube stand-up... lots of things. Offered as a small card, he'd be cute on the striped fabrics as well!!

Learning to Cross Stitch from JBW Designs - click to see more Learning to Cross Stitch
from JBW Designs
This is a small format booklet designed to teach the beginning basics of Cross Stitch. Judy has very simple instruction in here, very simple motifs to stitch and explains needle threaders, counting the symbols on the charts... even how to thread the needles and chart your name.

PERFECT to help a young stitcher... this would be a neat booklet coming from Grandma.

February Snapshot from Pine Mountain -- click to see more February Snapshot from Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain has a new series of smaller designs -- Snapshots -- little pics all nestled together to celebrate a season or month. February's is here (Sandy didn't start with January because we were already so far into the year... so this set will finish this coming January of 2016.)

Offered as a chart it finishes approx 4 x 6, and is a quick stitch. Break 'em apart if you want -- they'd make cute individual block stand-ups or little mooshy pin cushions tucked in a basket.

OH... THREE more Puffin & Co Micro Beading Threaders! Puffin & Co Micro Threader Puppy - click to see more Puffin & Co Micro Threader Sheep - click to see more Puffin & Co Micro Threader Butterfly - click to see more
A puppy, mini-sheep and little flying butterfly are joining the collection of this brand-new tool by Puffin & Co. TINY hooks at the bottom... can you see them?

They fit beading needles and make your threading tasks SO much easier!!!

Pine Mountain 2015 Words of Wisdom Underneath the Moon Kit -- click to see more
Presenting Pine Mountain's Words of Wisdom Pillows for 2015
A new set of 9 x 12 pillow designs and a new Auto-ship... just like last year's set, these will all feature a catchy quote or 'words of wisdom!' The first one for 2015 is Underneath the Moon. *I love you in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening underneath the moon.* Offered as complete kits of the presewn fabric wrap, each wrap has a 16ct aida fabric panel in the center. The flosses you'll need, the needle and of course, the pattern are all included in the kit.

Pine Mountain 2015 Words of Wisdom Underneath the Moon Kit -- click to see more This year, the pillow stuffer forms are colorful -- this month's uses a coral accent. Sandy says all the fabrics will coordinate with her Quarterfoil patterned forms of coral, aqua, gray and navy. So... on our auto-ship... we'll include the stuffer that goes with the pillow you begin with... but you'll need to choose any other stuffer colors you want to add to your collection! (We thought and thought about this... and figured that you will keep track of your stuffer colors better than we will!!!)

At any rate... the designs this year promise to be pretty. Kit and appropriate stuffers sold separately.

Lizzie Kate's Hip Hop
Coming home from market with us will be three more cute kits -- little bitties to stitch!
Hip Hop
Oh what a cute new kit by Lizzie Kate! A row of baby Easter chicks playing on their carrots and in the eggs... this is stitched on 30ct cream linen with bitty bits of Week's Dye Works flosses from your stash, and garnished with a few teeny beads and a clay flower button from Just Another Button Company. SUPER-cute finishing fabric is included, as well as the orange polka dot ribbon you see in the pic! The stitching finishes approx 2 x 7, while your entire pillow will measure about 4 x 7! Kit includes the chart, linen, buttons, beads, ribbon ans that darling finishing fabric!

Lizzie Kate's Farm Fob Lizzie Kate's Buzz Buzz...
I LOVE the colors of this!!! BUZZ is stitched on a bright-acid-green hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus. The black box at the bottom accents the golden honey colors of the hive and the hot pink flowers that you see garnished with a pair of mother-of-pearl shell buttons. Of course the busy bee is buzzing along, too! The colors on this POP! The black and white polka dot finishing treatment is simple -- the pink rik rak is a Wright's trim stock color that Hobby Lobby sells. That combo of the black, pink and green is a knock-out -- only second to your darling stitching which finishes a mere 2 x 3-1/2. Package includes the cute chart, awesome fabric and pearl buttons.

Farm Fob
Time for a little barnyard fun with this two-sided fob. Stitched on various neutral fabrics found during the move of the *Corporate Offices of Lizzie Kate* to a new and improved location... Farm Fob comes with some brown bead embellishments and some mangy-pea-green rick rak trim. The little animals and flowers in this are cute, and that trim is just the most fun color to accent it all!!! Just a sweet small design, it'd be a cute pin cushion as well... and could even welcome some cute buttons from your stash.

Lizzie Kate's A Little Gray Hare - click for more
A Little Gray Hare from Lizzie Kate
What a cute stitched Easter Egg complete with A Little Gray Hare! His kit includes 32ct Weeks hand-dyed Seafoam linen, the rick rack trim, fabric for backing, the Weeks hand-dyed flosses you'll need and of course the chart!

Finishing approx 4 x 5... pretty, Springtime colors and full of Lizzie Kate personality!

Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Limited Editions!!!

Several Designers are presenting Limited Editon Kits that debut at our upcoming Spring 2015 Wholesale Trade Show... we are taking reservations NOW for any of these you want!!! Everything is coming home with us from market the end of February... supplies are very limited!!!

Chessie & Me 1801 House -- click to see more 1801 House from Chessie & Me
Here's a delightfully small paper mache box that is dressed up with a tiny sampler saltbox scene. Linda's charming touches of special stitches are in the grass, and door, and the little sheepies are all over one.

By Chessie & Me, this kit includes the chart, Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray hand-dyed linen, yummy Weeks hand-dyed flosses, your needle and that little 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 x 2-ish inch brown box. Leave it natural, or paint and wax your box... either way, it'll make a fun storage piece for something small and important!
See this and lots more from Chessie & Me on our Nashville Previews page.

Pins & Needles from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Pins & Needles from Abby Rose Designs
Oh, what a pretty pyn pillow! Offered as a complete kit of 30ct hand-dyed linen, you get the softly dyed silk ribbon -- a yard of it -- to trim the edges, Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses to stitch the design, and pretty backing fabric for finishing.

Just a pretty cushion of softness!
Stacy Nash Cherry Hollow Farm -- click to see more
Cherry Hollow Farm from Stacy Nash Primitives
Quite an elegant farm house surrounded by an organized border of berries... the reds, grays and greens in here are rich and vibrant. Worked on 36ct Weeks Beige Linen with 7 colors of Weeks flosses, this finishes approx 8 x 10.

You might even distress this more after it's stitched -- the colors in this can handle that luscious look! Offered as the limited kit of linen, chart and flosses.

Sweet Sweet Summertime from AB Designs - click for more Sweet Sweet Summertime from AB Designs
Here's another Fridge art design by Amy Bruecken! A nice big, juicy watermelon slice stitched on Weeks 30ct Chartreuse Linen which is super lip-puckering bright, this uses Weeks hand-dyed flosses, and features some bead embellishments.

This limited kit contains the chart, the linen and flosses, beads and the Fridge Art Magnet backing materials. Let those bright colors melt away your winter chills!!!

April, May, June & July Joyful Journals from Heart in Hand - click for more
April, May, June & July Joyful Journals from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is releasing her next 4 Joyful Journal cards!
  • April's 'tufted tweeter is a speckled bird curiously watching a border of birdhouses' -- he seems to have noticed his new neighbor -- a tiny hummingbird!
  • The retro blue bicycle would be fun to take for a ride through a garden of May spring flowers.
  • June brings a busy beeskep -- along with a border of 'pretties and picnic pests!'
  • July features a decorated house ready to celebrate the 4th!
All offered as small cards, each design finishes approx 3 x 3. A real cute set of unique designs!

Petal Paisley from Vera Bradley Ink Blue from Vera Bradley Flower Shower from Vera Bradley
Newly Retiring Vera Bradley Starts TODAY! 50% OFF!!!
Our Sale covers all in-stock of Vera Bradley's yummy bags, travel pieces and organizers in:
Petal Paisley, Ink Blue and Flower Shower

Not too much here this time around... the selection dwindles pretty quickly... so take a peek on Vera's website and call with your wish list! NONE of this retires from Vera Bradley until February 19th... so you will not read anything about it on their website! It's our Early Valentine's Day Gift to YOU!

Lizzie Kate's Be Silly - click for more
Be Silly from Lizzie Kate
Lizzie Kate's newest things have arrived!!! Flora McSample has created a tiny sampler of advice... stitched on 32ct, it finishes just 4-1/2. Be Silly * Be Honest * Be Kind!

Offered as a small Snippet card with bitty heart charm, this is only one of Lizzie Kate's charming new releases!

Lizzie Kate's ABC's of Faith - click for more
ABC's of Faith from Lizzie Kate
A new alphabet of great advice for living... ABC's of Faith is stuffed full of inspirational thoughts and great ideas for a happy life!

Offered as the chart with set of hand-dyed and DMC flosses, choose just about any fabric you like best, to stitch this. On 16/32ct, it finishes approx 14 x 6-1/2. This joins all of Linda's other awesome 'alphabets for living'... as well as Cat and Dog Lessons for People!!

Lizzie Kate's A Little Luck
A Little Luck from Lizzie Kate
YOU are the lucky one to get to stitch this little guy!!! The newest Lizzie Kate 'LITTLE' kit, this is a small chart offered with a few bead embellishments, a tiny brass horseshoe charm, and small cut of 32ct Lambswool linen.

Finishing approx 3 x 3, Linda has stuffed all sorts of lucky trinkets in here -- shamrocks, a ladybug, the pot of gold, the horse shoe and of course your personal leprechaun!

Lizzie Kate's 3 Little Words F148 Be Kind Always Card Lizzie Kate's 3 Little Words F149 Forgive Move On Card Lizzie Kate's 3 Little Words F150 You've Got This Card
Lizzie Kate's 3 Little Words Flip-Its 3 Little Words Flip-Its from Lizzie*Kate
Linda has 14 phrases that she has paired into 7 Flip-it Cards. Three words in each saying, two sayings in each card... 2 + 3 + 7 +14... oh wait... SKIP the math and just stitch them! This will be a 7-card series of short inspirations... each card includes a tiny olive-colored button embellishment.

The first three cards have shipped. There will be free border instructions available on for positioning the whole set onto one piece of fabric. 32ct Lambswool... the whole set finishes approx 6 x 24! Pretty hand-dyed flosses... just a delightful piece! Our Auto-ship sends you the cards as they are released.

Jeu de Points from Reflets de Soie - click to see more Jeu de Points
from Reflets de Soie
Oh, this is a Super-Study in Blackwork and Satin Blocks! By Reflets de Soie, I just fallen in love with this! Offered as a chart, this is worked in one color (really your choice) on any count and color of linen you wish. It has a stitch count of 245 x 246... so would finish approx 13-1/2 inches on 36ct.

What is enchanting about it are the 49 individual blocks of different Pattern Darning and Satin stitches. All of them are only 29 x 29 stitches in size, but each is full of their own individual geometric pattern. It looks quite intimidating... but when you look at each little section -- there's nothing to it! You could even think about adding bead embellishments to this!
Abecedaire aux fleurs from Reflets de Soie - click to see more
Abecedaire aux fleurs
from Reflets de Soie
An alphabet of flowers... check out the border on this!!! Offered as a chart, it finishes approx 20 inches square on 32ct -- stitch count is 317 square.

Coded for DMC (32 different shades) or Soie d' Alger it is just the prettiest thing. You can see some of the bundles of flowers across the middle rows.

Alfie & Bogie from Amaryllis Artworks Alfie & Bogie from Amaryllis Artworks
Here is a cute EMBROIDERY design -- not Cross-Stitch -- just simple straight and primitive stitches with DMC floss. Offered as line drawings, you'll need to trace them onto plain dish towels or pillow cases. Then, stitch over the lines with Backstitches and French Knots -- in whatever colors you want! There are even instructions to 'color them' with crayons!!!

Presented as 3-1/2 x 4 designs, you can enlarge them in a copier before you trace them if you want. Just something fun and old-fashioned to get out and work on when the weather is cold and snowy outside!

Hand-Turned Wooden Stiletto and Ripper Combo Hand-Turned Wooden Stiletto and Ripper Combo
OH... sleek, smooth, sooooo wonderful feeling in your hands... these are hand-made wooden tools by Suffolk Shaker Shop. With an overall length of just over 5 inches, pull off one end to reveal a SUPER (deadly!) and sharp stiletto. Use it to help tease the holes in your canvas, control corners for finishing... just be careful with that end! The other end reveals a precise seam ripper. That comes in handy so often!

The wooden casing is beautifully made of either Mulberry (that's the deeper purple and blue-ish one), Raspberry (much pinker with gray wood highlights) and Cocobolo Rosewood (the more regular brown one.) Beautifully done, they feel substantial in your hand.

Bloom in Your Own Time from SamSarah Design Studio Bloom in Your Own Time
from SamSarah Design Studio
SamSarah Studio has released a cute new design -- to celebrate uniqueness! Stitched on 30ct Natural linen with 6 shades of hand-dyeds from your stash -- or 11 different solid DMC shades, this little wildflower blooms to approx 5 x 5.

Finished into a simple hanging, the chart comes with the cut of linen, a few teeny buttons, and that twisted wire and wood dowel hanger hardware. The stitch details in the petals are giant Rhodes Stitches that go over 16 threads, so they are 1/2 an inch in finished size!!! Very Cute and uplifting.

Brand-New Hand-Dyed Linens from Dames of the Needle - click so you can read the labels! Brand-New Hand-Dyed Linens by Dames of the Needle!
Oh my gosh, we've just opened a delicious box of hand-dyed linen by Elizabeth Talledo of Dames of the Needle. Two colors -- Peep's Lost Sheep and Dirty Ewe -- we have both colors in 32 and 35 count. Very softly variegated, it is on the stiffer and smooth side rather than thin and ripply. A very nice feel, pretty neutral colors. I don't know what you're going to choose to stitch on it... but that's half the fun, isn't it?!

Peep's Lost Sheep is the darker one -- greenish/caramel highlights against a natural color. Dirty Ewe has a lambswool look to it... we're trying to describe it... and we keep coming up with a little lambie that got left out in the rain! We're offering fat quarter (18 x 17), fat half (36 x 27) and whole yard (36 x 54)cuts!

February 2015 Secret Needle Night: Little Bits of Easter! - click to see more
February 2015 Secret Needle Night: Little Bits of Easter!
Easter comes the beginning of April this year, so we're giving you weeks and weeks to think about those little sparkly marshmallow peeps, chocolate bunnies and all the pretty eggs you're going to dye! We stitched a 'foil' background of chicken wire to highlight all our design elements.

Fyre Werks, Very Velvet and #5 Pearl Cottons... your Little Bits of Easter kit contains our chart, the 18ct Buttermilk Linen, threads and cute button and bead embellishments. Finishing approx 6 x 6 this month, Mona's optional finishing kit delivers all the trims, backing boards and finsihing fabrics for complete sucess!

The Busy Easter Bunny from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more The Busy Easter Bunny from The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree has been preparing for our upcoming Spring Wholesale Trade Show at the end of the month... and sent SNEAK PREVIEWS of her new things. NONE of this is due for several weeks... but I thought I'd tuck them onto her inside pages to let you see it all and learn some details.

The Busy Easter Bunny will be a Special Edition Mini Kit for her select group of Auto-Ship shops. We will have *some* and when they are sold out... they will be retired! Stitched on 28ct Buttermilk Linen -- a pale yellow -- this little guy is tending his garden of decorated eggs he'll need for his big day! Along with the chart, fabric, flosses and beads it includes a sterling charm too. (there is a carrot in the pic... but I know Ms Sandy has some other cute ones ready).

Our Mona did the rouched ribbon finishing treatment on the model -- so if you've ever taken one of Mona's classes -- you're an expert at that!
Click on the link to see the rest of Sandy's newest offering, due in the shop early March!

Lizzie Kate's Things Unseen Mystery Sampler Part 3 - click for more
Things Unseen -- Lizzie Kate's Mystery Sampler is Revealed!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

Linda's 3-part sampler is finally finished and is a delight to behold! Worked on hand-dyed Wren fabric from Picture This Plus -- most any light neutral fabric in the count of your choice will make this look good -- you'll want to use the hand-dyed Weeks flosses it calls for to make the pretty antiqued presentation.

Finishing approx 12 x 14-ish, there is an optional clay button pack of embellishments (can you see some on the pic?) as well. Each of the three-part charts comes with a smaller BONUS design -- but none of those are pictured anywhere -- so you STILL get a surprise!!!!!!

Debbie Mumm Winter Cheer Mugs - click for more
Debbie Mumm Winter Cheer Mugs
Oh... the cutest set of 4 designs arrived yesterday... a set of warm drinks to enjoy on frosty days! Mill Hill has commissioned artist Debbie Mumm to create these aqua, lime, and white cups of delight in cross stitch. Each of the 4 is presented as a complete kit of chart, flosses, needle, a few glass bead embellishments and a cut of 14ct white perforated paper. Stitch the 4 x 5 pieces, cut them out (with paper-cutting scissors -- not your good embroidery ones!) and frame!

The pretty green and aqua backgrounds are actually bits of fabric not included in the kits -- but we think a trip to the scrapbook store is the PERFECT place to pick up a sheet of pretty paper to accent your background! If you aren't the 'frame type', just cut these out and hang them on your tree as ornaments, or even from one of your kitchen cabinet door pulls! LOVE the colors in these!

Hill Farm Hydrangea from Brenda Riddle Georgia Lou Bouquet from Brenda Riddle Brenda Riddle Florals
We have a pair of lovely pastel florals by Brenda Riddle that are enchanting. Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast linen in hand-dyeds by Weeks and Gentle Art or DMCs they remind me of the artwork of Cath Kidston -- an English artist that we fell in love with on this past summer's cruise to the British Isles.

Soft pinks, blues and greens, so totally dreamy for silk pillows plumped on a white bedspread in a sunny guest room. Offered as charts, each finishes approx 5 x 5.

Grandma Kringle's Kringle's Hot Chocolate Snow Place Like Home
from Grandma Kringle's
What a festive Holiday House inside a snowy glass globe! Grandma Kringle's newest pattern features a winter scene stitched over one thread surrounded by holly and a border over two.

Stitched on 28ct Natural with regular DMC flosses it finishes approx 4 x 4-1/2 and is as charming as can be. The red polka dot base reminds me of the dancing mushrooms in Fantasia! Offered as a chart.
We have three new DOVO scissor styles!!!!!
Solingen Steel from Germany, they are top-quality with smooth handle action and dreamy-sharp blades for precision cutting! We haven't had any new scissors for a while, so these are quite a treat. And... what stitcher can't use another pair of good scissors???DOVO SN2 SN3 and SN4 - click for more
  • SN2: Curved Serrated Embroidery -- A perfect 3-1/2 inch size for an embroidery scissor, these feature a brushed finish of stainless steel-- matte --- like Pewter. They are beautifully balanced and feature slightly curved blades. That curve gives your hand a bit more room to direct the points of the scissors right AT what you are cutting -- your hand is a little higher than your fabric and cutting surface. These blades are serrated -- ripply like a steak knife. You can feel that difference when you flex them -- it helps grip your thread and keep it from slipping along the cutting blades. A lovely little pair of scissors!!!
  • SN3: Straight Classic Embroidery -- The same basic style as the Curved Serrated, only these are shiny stainless steel, and feature straight blades that are smooth and not serrated. Very nice balanced feel, they are so smooth to cut with! Also 3-1/2 inch in size, good sturdy little scissors.
  • SN4: Curved Chunkies! These are a fun style!!! 3-1/2 Inches, shiny finish on stainless steel, they feel super-powerful in my hand. They have a nice weight to them and very chunky-wide sharp blades that are actually very thin. Slightly curved -- again, your hand isn't smashed against your needlework trying to maneuver your scissors -- since these are thin... the tips are right there to get a good snip. Slightly larger finger holes as well... they actually feel very nice!

Cotton Candy Mini Scissors - click for more Cotton Candy Mini Scissors - click for more
Cotton Candy Mini Scissors
Fun pastel 3-1/4 inch lightweight scissors... these are petite, colorful, functional and VERY sharp! The blades are 7/8 inch long and they feature normal-sized finger holes... each has a matching translucent plastic sheath that *snaps* in place over the blades for travel and storage. They weigh just nothing, and have a smooth cutting action. Perfect for your purse or a good travel option.

The Green ones are a little larger -- 3-1/2 inches overall, and just a bit sturdier, but with the same neat snapping protective sheath. The darker purple ones are also 3-1/2 inches but feature a CURVED blade! That little bit of curve really lifts up your hand so your cutting fingers aren't 'smashing' what you've already stitched. VERY NICE scissors at this price point -- you'll be happy with them.

Cherish Life - The Fold, Part 4 from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Cherish Life -- The Fold, Part 4!
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri continue to Cherish Life by bringing us part four of their charming sewing box series -- The Fold. Those girls are constantly happy and we love them to pieces!

Cherish Life is a needle case design that companions the main box top, fob and pin cushion. Each part is presented in kit format... and Cherish Life is no different. It does contain hand-dyed linen (by Teri!), yummy hand-dyed silk threads, a smattering of tiny button embellishments, purple polka dot finishing fabric and the thickest, dense-est cut of wool felt to make an interior needle page. The little sheep grazing on the hill amidst berries, bees and flowers, it'll make you smile.
JABC pins for Goodness and Grace Pin Cushion -- The Fold, Part 3 from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view We have a coordinating JABCO Needle Threader this time around!!! See it in the pic? That is available separately -- it is a GREAT threader -- it even fits beading needles!

Offered as a complete kit, the 32ct hand-dyed linen was worth waiting for -- and lovely! Threads include hand-dyed silks and cottons, of course there is Teri's ribbon, and lots of beads and buttons to garnish both the cushion and the edge trim. Also included is a cut of deep green flannel fabric to back the cushion! Aged Plums, Dried Pink Roses, Olive Branch and Whiskey greens and golds... the colors are gorgeous, and the few special stitches tossed in here are an added treat. A sweet cushion, luscious kit ingredients... and something charming to add to your Shepherd's Plum Sewing Box!

PLEASE NOTE: Auto-Ship Kits have been mailed -- we did NOT include the threaders... they're available separately.

Puffin & Co Country Sheep Needle Nanny - click to see more Puffin & Co Beehive Needle Nanny - click to see more Puffin & Co Hen Needle Nanny - click to see more A Trio of New Needle Nannies!
from Puffin & Co
Why do we love magnets so much??? Because they look like these!!! Puffin & Co has three new Needle Nannies -- charming magnets to hold needles, charts, scissors -- anything that needs a cling now and then!

Constructed of brass, nickel and copper, they are so pretty and maintain their sheen and color. Each is approx 1-1/2 inches in size.

Treasured Tools - A Needle Pocket  and Scissors Envelope from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Treasured Tools - A Needle Pocket and Scissors Envelope
from The Drawn Thread
The Drawn Thread's Cynthia Zittel has some new tool cases for *Stitcher's Power Tools!!!* Worked on 32ct Summer Khaki Linen your pair of cases is stitched with either Dinky Dyes and Needlepoint Inc silks or hand-dyed and DMC flosses. The Needle Pocket features gorgeous specialty all over the front with a pocket inside to store needle packages as well as a stitched 'ruler' to identify loose needle sizes! Really clever!

The scissor case is kind of a tri-fold style with stitching decorating all the front and back panels. A petite set -- the needle pocket measures approx 3 x 9 -- like a checkbook, while the scissor envelope is about 3 x 4. Special stitches everywhere... you'll love making these! Offered as a chart, for a limited time, we have the silk thread packs available as well!
Love Letters from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Love Letters
from The Drawn Thread
This is a charming alphabet stitched on 32ct Antique Ivory Linen using 1 ply of hand-dyed silks -- all pretty roses, raisins and greens. Finishing approx 3 x 10 -- it's just a petite thing that is FULL of fun, special stitches for texture and intrigue! This may be the alphabet -- but it is NOT boring!!!

Beautiful charts and diagrams... I think these patterns are as much fun to page through as they are to finally stitch! Offered as the chart with silk and button embellishments separately. (Silks and buttons are limited in availability.)

Love Letters from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Love Birds
from The Drawn Thread
A wisp of a thing -- this finishes approx 1 x 6 on 32ct! ONLY ONE by SIX! A sweet little piece full of birds and a message of love... this is worked with silks or cottons. Colors are soft roses, fabric could be anything you like. There are five special stitches in here -- but very basic in nature -- so they won't slow you down.

Offered as a chart with a shiny gold heart charm, we have a FEW silk packs available!!!

Pink Ice Cube by Just Nan -- click to see more! Pink Ice Cube from Just Nan
Just Nan is releasing a new tiny pin cube design... a Pink Ice Cube! Limited in edition for 2015 Winter season, Pink Ice is stitched on 32ct Raw (natural) Belfast linen in soft pink shades of DMC floss. Finishing a mere 1-1/2 inches square, it features six different snowflakes (each side is different -- just like every fresh falling snowflake is different!) and embellished with white, pink and silver crystal beads and pearls. There are four opalescent sequins to attach when you are finishing... and an optional snowflake pin to poke into the top!!! So, so pretty... out Pink Ice Cubes are due in the shop January 28th!

Snowflake Pinwheel Charm Garden Pin by Just Nan -- click to see more! Snowflake Pinwheel Charm Garden Pin
What a pretty, lacy little snowflake! Meant to adorn Just Nan's 2015 Limited Edition Pink Ice Cube, Snowflake Pinwheel is a glittery flake built from a gold charm, 2 silver sequin flakes, opalescent round beads and a single pink pearl.

Nan hasn't produced enough of these to go with ALL her Pink Ice Cubes... so don't let one slip through your fingers!!!

2015 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more 2015 Collector's Heart
from Heart in Hand
I belong to you, Sweetheart is the sentiment on this year's annual Valentine from Cecilia. Joining several of the previous year's hearts, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 on the provided 32ct Cream Belfast Linen.

You'll need bits of hand-dyeds, Anchor or DMC floss from your stash, but the buttons and beads that embellish are also included with the chart and linen. Always cute, fresh and contemporary.

Giggly Wigglies Snowmen from The Trilogy - click to see more Giggly Wigglies Penguins from The Trilogy - click to see more
Giggly Wigglies Penguins
from The Trilogy
Guess you can tell it's January around here!!! Trilogy is beginning a new set of skinny and tall designs that will all be the same size -- 23 x 174 in stitch count. Choose a 32ct -- you'll get 1-1/2 x 11. Do it over one on 25ct -- you'll get 1 x 7! Pick 7ct Klostern and it'll be 3 x 25!!!!!

Perfect for those ultra-skinny walls beside doors in your house... find a cute spot for these! They call for hand-dyeds by Gentle Art and Weeks, or DMC or Anchor. There are no specific embellishments called for but that is EASY to change! Offered as leaflets, just fun, quick, eyecatching designs for the seasons!

Valentine Cupcakes from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Victoria Sampler's Valentine Cupcakes
Talk about something sweet to stitch for Valentine's Day... The Victoria Sampler has re-created their famous Gingerbread Cupcakes into chocolate and vanilla for your Valentine Favorites!!!!!! *BAKE* these little sweets on 28ct Milk Chocolate or White Cashel Linen... and *FROST* them with Satin Stitches of #8 and #12 Pearl Cotton. They LOOK LIKE Hardanger Embroidery -- but are only JUST regular Satin Stitches! Then, decorate each one with the charming buttons offered in the accessory pack of the Pearls AND the red silicone baking cups.

One cupcake has white chocolate dipped strawberries, the other, chocolate, while the third features tiny 1-inch cupids. These are so unusual, so charming, they are enchanting!!!!! Offered as a leaflet, the accessory pack of pearls, buttons and actual-sized baking cups is separate. Everyone will love these... especially if you display then right in the middle of a plate of real Valentine cupcakes!!!!

Wooden Snowman Mini Wooden Thread Palette -- click here to see more! Wooden Snowman Mini Wooden Thread Palette
This little guy measures approx 2-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches in size, and has 12 holes for threads. We may not always have him in stock... but we'll try! He features our logo and website in teeny letters on his tummy.

Wooden Time to Stitch Watch Wooden Thread Palette -- click here to see more! Wooden Time to Stitch Watch Wooden Thread Palette
I love this antiqued pocket watch design! 2-1/4 wide by 3-inches high, it again features 12 holes tor a few of your threads. Another treasure that comes in and out of our doors -- enchanting! Our shop logo is featured on that back of this -- very small, engraved just like the design on the front.

Webmaster's Note: We have some of these delightful wooden goodies for you on Accessories, Gifts & Gadgets, page 4 and more on our Exclusives page. Check out both pages to see them all!

February from Year in Chalk by Hands On Design - click to see more January from A Year in Chalk by Hands On Design - click to see more February from Year in Chalk by Hands On Design - click to see more Presenting: A Year in Chalk
from Hands On Design
Cathy Habermann is beginning a new set of 12 charts releasing two-a-month beginning in January. Finishing approx 3 x 4-5/8 each, they are fun monthly designs that look like they are hand-drawn just like the chalk-art that is so popular right now. They are worked with Gentle Art's CHALK color of hand-dyed floss -- along with another pastel color each month -- to accent the artwork a little. (January calls for Tropical Ocean, Feb uses Tea Rose, March calls for Avocado, and April uses Ohio Lemon Pie.)

Weeks Dye Works 30ct Gunmetal Linen is the fabric of choice for this series... it mimics an old blackboard!
Picture This Plus's 14ct Shadow Aida will be the Aida option.
You can opt to receive a small cut of fabric each month... (dye lots will vary) or get one half-yard cut right away with the first shipment -- that will insure that all 12 of your pieces will match.
This promises to be a fun set of designs -- January and February are here!!!!

Winter Wonderland from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Winter Wonderland
from Tiny Modernist
Just a quick 8-section design full of tiny winter-motifs. I think the DMC colors are popping out to me! 3770, 436, 166, 3761, 3766, 3760 and 169... everything fits into a petite 6 x 9 on 14ct.

Offered as a leaflet.

Stitcher's Resolution Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Stitcher's Resolution Sampler
from Heartstring Samplery
*1. When in doubt always buy more linen and thread.*
*2. Stitch all day and absolutely no housework allowed.*
*3. Always start a new project before the last one is finished, requiring a return to number 1.*
Well........ I'm not sure this is a recipe for a happy family life... but it sure would make a cute sign to hang on your stitching stash closet/room door! It'd be appropriate assembled as a sewing case too!

Presented as a chart, the stitch count is 171 x 139, so it'll finish about 11 x 9 on 32ct. Quite a fun subject matter, don't you agree???

Merry Christmas by Rico - click to see more Merry Christmas from Rico
Here is another in our really cool collection of European Christmas book by RICO. Absolutely the most charming sets of designs, this offers ornaments, table cloths, wreaths, runners ... you can finish any of them any way you want. The motifs are mostly small and then put together into larger projects.

The pictures in the little 6 x 9 softcover 112 page book are awesome, beautifully done and full of inspiration. Tiny Santas, reindeer, holly springs, a little fox and lots of pine trees, there are so many cute things in here. DMC color coding, pretty shading of the colors, and lots of things worked into corners and diagonals -- on the bias. It's one thing to chart a cute stocking and quite another to chart it on the diagonal! Anyway, as with all the rest of this series, you will be enchanted!!!!!!!

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

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

Mill Hill Spring Bouquet 2015 - click for more
Mill Hill Spring Bouquet 2015
The newest selection of Springtime-themed mini bead kits by Mill Hill for 2015 is here. A new pair of eggs to go with the other 4 from previous years, a new butterfly (there is a gorgeous monarch from a few seasons ago -- make the pair! and ladybug -- these all look cute as plant pokes.

Each design is presented in small bead kit format -- the 14ct perforated paper, Mill Hill glass beads and DMC floss. These come with a magnet for their backings, so find something metal in your laundry room, sunroom, pantry, office, kitchen... that needs a bit of brightening up! Each finishes approx 2-3/4 inches in size... really fun to do.

Mill Hill Spring 2015 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
Mill Hill Spring 2015 Button & Bead Kits
This season's set of designs -- this has to be at least the 25th year for these kits -- they are always fun to see! Offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper with Mill Hill glass beads and tons of flosses and a ceramic button embellishment, they are an awesome value because everything is there... and they always use tons of colors of beads and thread.
  • MOM -- Get this for a beginning stitcher you know -- she can get it finished before Mother's Day!
  • Bridal Shoppe -- We have a MILLION different shops in this series -- both Christmas-themed, and some with a more Springtime flavor. Tea Room, Flower Shop, Pet Shoppe and an Ice Cream Parlour... not to mention all the Christmas ones!
  • Spring Robins -- Just a pretty Springtime decoration!
  • Window Box -- Something to perch on your kitchen windowsill...
  • Winged Monarch -- What a punch of color! (The smaller individual monarch is from the 2012 mini kits -- check it out too.)
  • Egg Hunt -- We like this one! a 'Retro' feel, bold graphics and color, this would be neat finished into a cube stand-up or something flat perched on an easel.

Silver Wire Neck Rosette and Rosette Earrings
Oh a Little Something for Our FLAX!
We have a local artist in Tulsa that makes pretty aluminum jewelry -- and we love it with our FLAX! You'll see it in a lot of our pics.

Very lightweight rosettes to fit onto a 'collar' and matching earrings... its very fun to wear and looks good with every kind of FLAX we have.

Neither the daisies or roses weigh anything, and do not tarnish. They look like sterling and do not discolor!
Silver Wire Neck Rosette and Rosette Earrings
Rosettes for your neck are larger -- 1-3/4-ish inches, earrings are 1-1/4-ish inches.
Daisies run 4-ish inches, and earrings 2-inches. That sounds big, but really not because they are so light and airy.

Mary Mustardseed from Scattered Seed Samplers - click to see more
Mary Mustardseed
from Scattered Seed Samplers
Oh, I love the name of this piece by Scattered Seed Samplers! *Scattered Seeds I Sow for Thee, Oh Gather Birds to Sing For Me.* An original verse by Tammy Black for her 7 x 12-ish inch sampler, this is worked on 32ct with Weeks and Gentle Art flosses.

A pretty piece, it needs to be stitched for the bird-lover in your life -- especially the ones who don't mind the weeds that grow from all those uneaten scattered seeds!!!!! Offered as a chart.

Sleigh Ride from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Sleigh Ride
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane presents her 5th Annual Snowglobe!!! ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE... these measure 82 x 82 stitches but finish a minute 2-7/8 inches in size, because they are over one thread on 28ct! Calling for *a million* different DMC threads, Marie does an awesome job with her shading and color sense.

Truly a work of stitched needleart... make sure you haven't missed the first 4... and we have only one more year to wait for the 6th in this set! Offered as a chart.

Fridge Art #13 You Are My Happy from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art #14 Hearts Squared from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art #15 Four Round Men from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art #11 Yes Please from AB Designs - click for more Fridge Art #16 Make a Wish from AB Designs - click for more
Winter & Valentine's Day Fridge Art from AB Designs
Amy's next set of 4 small designs in her new *Fridge Art* series are here. Able to be stitched on 14, 16, 18, or 22ct fabrics (sure, do that math and your tiny counts will work as well), these little guys are then mounted on flexible magnets to stick to your refrigerator, filing cabinet, metal door, locker -- anywhere magnets in your life stick!

Tommy is a turkey... Harvest has a funky pumpkin in the design. Yes Please is a little more sophisticated for the more modern kitchen... and Happy Hour asks a GOOD question: *Why is Happy only an Hour???* Each is offered as the chart with magnetic finishing materials.

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

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

Angel Thread Winders -- Or Ornaments!! from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Angel Thread Winders - Or Ornaments!!
from Kelmscott Designs
Kelmscott has some new Mother-of-Pearl thread winders in the shape of angels. Approx 2 x 2 in size, they are so pretty both as functional winders... AND elegant Christmas Tree ornaments! How beautiful to have a glisten-y white angel tucked among your branches?!

Each has a single hole so you could get creative attaching a halo if you wanted... they'd tie beautifully to a wreath... so cute along a garland of greenery... or lovely as a package tie for Baby's First Christmas! Offered in a pack of 2... they'll look lovely peeking out of a pocket in a pretty sewing case!
***Kelmscott has several new releases... click the pic to visit our pages of offerings!

Aubusson from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Aubusson
from Cuore e Batticuore
This is a pretty set of small florals -- charted for pinks or lavenders -- that finishes into a scissor keeper, pin cushion, scissor fob and needle holder set. Everything is petite -- approx two and three inches in size -- and you can see how charming they all are by the collection in the picture.

Italian and English instructions, I imagine you can use any number of assembly methods to make your set of smalls, as well as any color combinations. Offered as the chart for all the pieces.

Autumn Fraktur from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Plum Street Samplers has five new releases!!!!
Paulette has sent some Autumn-y pieces, along with a charming pillow design to bless or scold!!! I've highlighted only two of the new here... all the rest are on her pages.
  • Autumn Fraktur at first sight looks symmetric with the two birds and the central vine... but then everything else is different! Every flower and berry is lush and colorful... and different from everyone else!
    Primitive Moodkeep from Plum Street Samplers - click for moreInspired by the Pennsylvania immigrants from Germany and their ink and watercolor art -- Fraktur. The stitch count is 239 x 107, Gentle Art Sampler Threads are featured.
  • Primitive Moodkeep is a charming little pillow -- on one side, it reads 'Today... Blessings to Thee.' On the reverse side, it reads 'Today... a pox upon Thee.' Choose just about any fabric you want -- Paulette has even mixed her counts on this -- because she didn't check her linen counts before she started... and they were two different sizes! Use whatever makes you happy -- this'll be so darn cute nestled in the ever-growing basket of your stitched pin cushions!

Henrietta Goodrich Sampler from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Henrietta Goodrich Sampler from Barbara Ana
Barbara Ana has a new sampler -- she's designed it to LOOK very old -- but it is a new creation!! A really pretty piece, it measures 162 x 194 stitches -- approx 8 x 10 on 40ct.

Charted for DMC and overdyed flosses, Barbara has Adam and Eve in here, neat houses, angels, the bold and organized border, and a smattering of design mistakes to add to the charm and flavor of the piece. *Be you to others kind and true, as you'd have others be to you. And never do nor say to men, whatever you would not take again.* Offered as a chart. Two other new designs are shown on our Barbara Ana page.

Magnetic Needle Nanny Sewing Machine from Puffin & Company - click to see more Q-Snap Replacement Clamps!
How many times have you run your Q-Snap clamps through the dishwasher to shrink them tight again??? Here are new clamps to make life easier!

Replacements for broken or those loose-fitters, the 5-3/4 size fits your 8 x 8 frame sides and the 8-1/2 fits the 11-inch sides! Each package contains 2 clamps of the same size. Just something we've added to our gadget wall!

Tresor de Blanche Kit by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Beaded Scissor Cases from Reflets de Soie
Oh My GOSH... these are STUNNING! Reflets de Soie of France brings us these gorgeous designs that are stitched with beads (but can be worked with thread), and made into the scissor cases shown, (or petite framed pieces). Offered as charts, each comes WITH tiny, tiny Japanese glass beads to completely cover the design -- no thread -- ONLY beads! They are sorted, labeled and attached to pretty little cards. Requiring 35ct linen (any other count will not fit the beads perfectly), use one strand of thread over two linen threads with a 1/2 cross for the bead.
Tresor de Eugene Kit by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Tresor de Blanche has a stitch count of 51 x 83, will finish a bit smaller than 3 x 5, and includes 8 different colors of glass Japanese beads. One of the colors is a true 24 Karat Gold!!!!!!, so this one is more expensive than the other.
Tresor de Eugenie features 12 different bead colors, and finishes a little over 3 x 5. So lovely and elegant, these are an absolute MUST for a treasured pair of scissors! Instructions are printed in French and English.

Wooden Palette and Minder Sets - click for more
Wooden Palette and Minder Sets
These are kind of cool and very different! Both by Retromantics...
  • Stitching by the Light of the Moon (which we know is just about impossible, but fun to think of!) This is a very antique-inspired 5-inch round thread palette decorated with an old-fashioned man-in-the-moon laughing face etched into the wood. The verse surrounds the edges, along with 7 holes to tie your working threads. We've included a tiny 1-1/4 inch needle minder that matches! A really fun set to inlcude in a Halloween sewing case or to display along with your Fall decorations!
  • The Strawberry Set includes a 4 x 5 inch strawberry palette with matching 1-inch needle minder and a small 2 x 2-1/2 matching miniature palette fob. Pretty in a sewing basket, neat in another stitched case... just a really unique stitching 'curiosity!'

Wooden Flag Threadkeep from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Pinpillows
from Priscilla's Pocket!!!
This is a set of charts to make 6 small pin cushions reminiscent of stoneware patterns! Stitched on 35ct Weeks hand-dyed Tin Roof linen with Gentle Art's Black Raspberry Jam floss, each finishes about the same size, but not quite.

We have packaged the 3 yards of Dames of the Needle MATCHING mini-pom-pom ball trim you see around all of these! All of your cushions will match and make a charming set!

Miniature Sampler Needle Minders from Milady's Needle - click for more Miniature Sampler Needle Minders
from Milady's Needle
These are sweet bits of antique sampler images shrunk down and down and down... and mounted into 1-1/4 inch 'bottle-cap-type' miniature pie plates!!! Really neat, each features a pair of rare earth magnets on the back, so you can stick them to your metal chart board, the frig (if yours will still do that!) the filing cabinet -- just anywhere magnets like to be. It'll hold your needle at the same time, and simply make you happy!
Lovely images of the samplers -- we have at least 20 different pics on these, so we'll mix up the designs!

Stitcher's Favorites from Thistles - click for a larger view Cornelia from Thistles - click for a larger view Birdhouses in my Thistles Garden from Thistles - click for a larger view
Charming Arrivals by Thistles -- Directly from The Netherlands!
Liezbeth Gottshall has quite a collection of delightful Cross Stitch designs... you're going to love her things! We have a fun pumpkin curtain (!), cute baby pillows, day-of-the-week pin cushions, a multiplication table, stitched and stuffed sheep (you can make a flock of them!), a snowman penny rug, and some darling Christmas pillows!

Everything is offered in chart format and stitched with Weeks and Gentle Art flosses. Unique designs, some different finishing ideas, Thistles is a new designer line for us in the shop!

House of Xmas, Wool & Sewing from Nikyscreations - click to see more House of Xmas, Wool & Sewing
from Nikyscreations
Nikycreations has three new little cut-away houses!!!!! Joining Quilting and Stitching, these are just so cute! You need to stitch them and make them into quilted hangings for your stitching stash room, or the area behind your favorite stitching chair! Each finishes about 12 x 12 on 30ct linen, and uses good 'ol DMC floss. You can always get creative and add some embellishments, laces, beads or special threads... but these are cute just as they are.

House of Wool has yarn everywhere and a sheep or two -- the knitting needles are little straight stitches with French Knot tops. House of Sewing has scissors and fabrics, and the garments hanging... I love the clock on there -- it implies that us 'needle-people' *needle* at all hours of the day and night!!! All three are offered as charts.

Presenting Gingerbread and Storm Fabrics by Picture This Plus - click for more Presenting Gingerbread and Storm Fabrics by Picture This Plus!
Long-awaited replacements for fabrics we have been unable to get this past year are here!!! Joining our hundreds of other fabric options, we are thrilled to announce the 'birth' of Gingerbread, and Storm!
  • Gingerbread is a warm ginger-y brown that Victoria Sampler loves to use in their Gingerbread Village series of designs.
  • Storm is a great blued-gray that Just Nan has used this season in her Flight School design.
Dyed by the gals at Picture This Plus, we have both colors available in 14 and 18ct Aida options, as well as 28 Cashel, 32 Belfast and 36ct Edinburgh options!!!!! As with all our fabrics, we custom cut to your size, or offer yardage cuts. We're thrilled to welcome back these two great color and fabric options!

Eleanor Rigby from Blackbird Designs - click for more Strawberry Fields Forever from Blackbird Designs - click for more Blackbird (Beatles) from Blackbird Designs - click for more Octopus Garden from Blackbird Designs - click for more Yellow Submarine from Blackbird Designs - click for more
The Magical Mystery Tour Series, To The Beatles, With Love From Barb!
Blackbird's Barb is a die-hard Beatles fan -- she saw them debut on Ed Sullivan in 1964, and evidently manages to get to as many Paul McCartney concerts as possible!!! She has designed 6 *Very Black-Birdy-Flavored* pieces to commemorate 6 of her favorite songs and the anniversary of that television broadcast. All offered as leaflets, they tell us you won't need a ticket to ride this tour bus!!! The Long and Winding Road from Blackbird Designs - click for more
  • #1: Eleanor Rigby -- Greys and Blues for the subdued piece, and pretty pinks and greens for the birth sampler shown on the back, Eleanor finishes approx 6 x 6 on 32ct.
  • #2: Strawberry Fields Forever - The 'Woolton Children's Home' (which could be your house instead!) surrounded by the strawberry gardens and the neat iron entry gate... 6 x 9 on 32ct 32ct Confederate Grey by Weeks Dye Works
  • #3: Blackbird Pincushion -- Worked in only Espresso Bean Sampler Threads -- this little guy measures a generous 6 x 6 on 30ct! Singing in the dead of night... can you see the moon in there?
  • #4: Octopus's Garden -- The second song Ringo Starr wrote, this sampler is so whimsical and charming! Hang it in your guest powder room!!! 6 x 8-1/2 on 32ct.
  • #5: Yellow Submarine -- How can this NOT make you smile??? Here's another cute bathroom piece -- or even a nursery baby announcement -- or a housewarming!!!!!! 6 x 8 on 32ct Linen.
  • #6: The Long and Winding Road -- Also the THIRD Sewing Box Topper Design, this is sweet. Lazy Daisies on the trees, this fits into your 6-inch Lone Elm Lane Sewing Box on 36ct Lakeside Butter Pecan Linen.

4 of us wearing the Flax Bold collection -  click for more
Ohhhhh... Summer is nearing it's end! Our delicious, bright, colorful, breezy and totally fun
BOLD 2014 Collection of FLAX is now 50% OFF!!!

We're still wearing it every day -- and loving it, too... but the Fall Limited, Travelers and Neutrals are here... and something has to go! I bet we have something pretty that would LOVE to be seen on YOU!

Call the shop for the best selection info. (888) 543-7004

With the Natural Stripe Scarf We are wearing lots of different things!  Jan has the Dame Blouse in Stripe, I have on a Speakeasy Top in Check and Susan and Liz both have on Soft Tunics under the Vested Tunics We're wearing Bias Back Shirts and Ankle Pants
All remaining TRAVELER'S and NEUTRALS by FLAX are now all 50% OFF!
Our yummy Fall Fashions have arrived... and we've been re-arranging the shop displays to fit them all in!!!
  • TRAVELERS is all Graphite and Coal in gauze, heavyweight, checkered and striped weights and finishes. Such a classy blend of fabrics and cool grays... everything goes together perfectly!
  • NEUTRALS features Paprika, Curry, Army and Nine Iron (that goes with the Travelers!) along with Black and Natural solids. Classic smooth linen... wait till you see all the fun pieces!
Our sizes range from Small to Generous-2... and wow... the selection is GREAT, because it's just come in!!

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

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

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

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

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