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AB Designs releases a trio of quick designs... all are presented as single-sheet chart designs -- you add YOUR embellishments!
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.
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 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 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!!! :)
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
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
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
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.
Linda has released three new Flip-Its, another annual set of mini-stocking ornaments, a 'Little' kit, and more Inspirational Boxers. Here we go!
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 & 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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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 -- 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!!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.)
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 & 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
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.
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 & *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.
A Trio of Scary Treats from Hinzeit
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.)
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.
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
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
A few little trinkets for your stitching bag...
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.
Three New Charts from Madame Chantilly
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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 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
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 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.
Grateful Thankful Blessed
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!
"A Little Mystery" Part Three
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'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 -- 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.
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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
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, 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
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
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!!
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...
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
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
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 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 from Craftlite
We have a new lamp!!! Long awaited from Craftlite... it has Tons of features!!!!!
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
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
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Our Fall FLAX is HERE!
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!!!!!
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.
There's even MORE!
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