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from Shepherd's Bush
Teri Richards has another *Trifles* leaflet -- Christmas -- to go along with Halloween and Valentines -- a single card chart with a trio of small designs worked on a variety of unique fabrics.
A darling swirly bulb on 30ct Aztec Red, a little house-on-a-hill on the new natural/polka dot linen, and Happy Christmas on 32 Olive, this is a nice set of smaller designs that you can do a lot with. Just for fun, there are JABCO buttons to garnish, and you can even work in bits of metallic.
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 and we are anxiously awaiting our first shipment in January!
Modern Christmas to All
from Tiny Modernist
A *Canned Ham* being pulled by Santa's reindeer!!! What a way to travel for the Holidays! Tiny Modernist brings us this delightful design in leaflet format -- stitched on something neutral with DMC floss.
On a 14/28ct it'll finish approx 5 x 10. Wouldn't it be fun for someone with an RV?
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.
Gone Fishing Globe from Bent Creek
Oh I bet there are lots of you out there that would rather be fishing than staying home to work this week!!! Bent Creek's annual Snow Globe kit arrived in the mail today, and it is darling!!! An Eskimo ice fishing with his little penguin buddy... the hook is a CANDY CANE!!!
Offered as a complete kit, this is stitched on 18ct Natural Linen with flosses and size 5 Pearl Cotton, it is embellished with tiny beads for the snowflakes and golden star buttons. Like all the rest of these (I think our set is up to at least 12 now) it finishes approx 6 x 6. Too Cute!
from Bent Creek
Quite a historic event is taking place in this tiny 24 x 24 stitch count manger scene!!!! 12 Different colors of hand-dyeds in this little guy, if you work it over one thread on something small it'll finish LESS than an inch in size!
On 14ct -- it'll be 1-1/2 inches. Offered as a small chart, there are a few gold seed beads in here for the sparkling stars in the sky!!
This is a new collection of designs for us... Kimberly, the Artist, must be Grandma Kringle!!! She has sent 5 new designs, all in small chart format... I thought these two were cute for Just Arrived. Make sure you see the other three of her premier designs.
Kringle's Hot Chocolate is the largest at 7 x 9-ish, then a trio of 4 x 4 ornaments, and finally *All is Calm.* We are so glad to welcome a new designer to our shop!!!
December's Secret Needle Night Design: Chilly Willy & Friend
A blustery day for these two... Our December Secret Needle Night snowman and cardinal are stitched with Very Velvet thread, and set against a sky of Fyre Werks metallic ribbon. Willy is so soft and quiet-feeling next to the sparkling sky! Offered as the complete kit of chart, 18ct Linen, Rainbow Gallery threads and the needle... Willy finishes approx 5 x 5. If you prepaid your 2014 Secret Needle Nights... this one is FREEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Oklahoma Westie Rescue's 2015 Calendar!
Oh... it's that time of year again when I volunteer to mail out all of Oklahoma Westie Rescue's fundraiser calendars... and of course listening to everyone's doggy stories goes along with it! Our group rescues Westies from Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Louisana and Oklahoma!
These calendars are one of the fundraisers for the group -- they feature our rescued pups! 12 Months of cute Scottie, Cairn and Westie pics -- I hope you'll get one for your office wall, the doggy-sitter, your groomer, one of your favorite neighbors who has a Westie... or golly, include one with a new puppy!!!! All of the calendar money -- even your postage -- goes directly to OWR -- FOR THE DOGS! (We don't pay any staff, just all the Vets!!!)
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.
Tools of the Trade - Part IV
from Blackberry Lane Designs
A little sewing can!! Stitch the redwork around the sides and make a cushion for the top -- the artwork on here matches everything on the smaller pieces in this set!
The 3 x 3 clear paint can source is listed on the chart... part IV is offered in chart form, just like the other three parts!
The North Pole Express from Classic Colorworks
Classic Colorworks has commissioned Little House Needlework's Diane Williams (his mom!) to create this charming chart to highlight his flosses!
Offered as a little *freebie* with the purchase of the 5-pack of necessary hand-dyed Classic Colorworks flosses... you can choose just about any fabric you wish to make this your very own! Stitch count is approx 90 x 50.
from Homespun Elegance
Well... you need to be a cat-person for this one! Three little kitties stealing the Christmas Show... each can be stitched into an individual ornament -- 2-1/2 x 2 -- or together into the longer banner, which finishes a petite 2-1/2 x 7!
Choose a pretty fabric and some over-dyed flosses... you might even want to try some Simply Wool hand-dyed for those cats! One ply would be stunning... and we have lots of cool cat colors!!! Merry Meowies is offered as a chart.
Christmas Fruit Basket from Threadwork Primitives
This is a pretty piece -- very traditional in personality -- simple and sedate. It'd be pretty as a small cushion tucked onto a chilly windowsill!
Offered as a chart, it can be worked on anything you like -- the stitch count is 113 x 54. Choose the Sampler Threads of Old Hickory, Country Redwood, Terra Cotta, Forest Glade, Endive and Toasted Barley -- or DMC -- the six berries on the vine are Algerian Eyes over 4 threads.
Annie's Publishing is bringing us a new alphabet book that features 9 different fonts to create words and names. Unfortunately -- they are all upper-case letters, so you won't be stitching long sayings or poems... but the letters are decorative and perfect for monograms.
Super fun to use for bedroom door name signs! Fonts are described as Clean & Classy, Elegant & Exquisite, and Fun & Funky.
from AB Designs
Oh... Amy does a Santa Claus every year, and this year, he brought his *Mrs* along!!! The happy couple is worked on 30ct Snow Squall hand-dyed linen with regular DMC flosses. Her fur is trimmed with silvery glass bugle beads, and she has a tiny pearl necklace!
Finishing approx 6-1/2 inches square, they are colorful, charming and so cheerful! Offered as the chart with beads and pearls offered separately. TOO CUTE!!
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
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.
from Pine Mountain Designs
Ooohhh, from The Grinch! *What if Christmas he thought, doesn't come from a store... what if Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more...*
Pine Mountain has sent a cute Christmas pillow kit that features bright red and green fabrics along with a 14ct Khaki Aida fabric center. Your cross stitching goes in the center of the approx 9-1/2 x 14-inch premade pillow. Including all the flosses, the pillow and chart... all you need is the muslin stuffer form to make it puffy!
Classic Colorworks Floss Assortments
The Classic Colorworks Folks have gathered various hand-dyed 6-strand floss colors in their line and made some fun collections out of them! Kind of *Starter Packs* of their more popular colors, each one follows a specific color scheme. See which ones are your favorites!
Little House Needleworks has tucked a small bonus chart inside each packet -- stitch it with the included sample skein of Belle Soie Silk OR some of your pretty new flosses!
from Country Cottage Needleworks
All the cute bowls are stacked up -- probably full of the dough that makes all your cute and yummy Christmas Cookies! Country Cottage's next Classic Ornament design has arrived -- it finishes approx 3 x 3-1/2 on 32ct and is garnished with a peppermint button.
You know... you could leave off two or three of the bowls and some cookies, and make it more petite -- if your tree doesn't have much room for larger ornaments... it's a cute little design!
Don't miss The Nativity, Country Cottage's other new design.
from Little House Needleworks
A pretty Holiday House so festive and organized! (I bet the tree is set up inside there perfectly... and not a creature is stirring!) I think my house looks this good on the outside... but inside, there are tree decorations everywhere... mixed in with the scattered doggy toys and my stitching stuff!
Use this as a pretty welcome in your entry way... add your family name instead of the alphabet... kind of a 'family established' thing... and change the date. Finishing approx13 x 8 on 30ct Natural, this is coded for classic Colorworks Belle Soie Silk or cottons -- very elegant!
Christmas Tree of Ornaments from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has a new Holiday design... continuing their set of things worked on 18ct linen. #5 Pearl Cottons, this one is a tree shape filled with ornaments. Cute and very quick.... you could even leave off the word 'Merry' and finish this as a triangle stand-up -- or even poke it onto a stick!
Offered as the kit of chart, linen, threads and needle, the stitch count is only 52... so if you do another version of it on little fabric, it'd be a darling bitty ornament!!!
Liberty Bell from Kathy Barrick of Carriage House
Here's a neat piece by Carriage House's Kathy Barrick. With a stitch count of 106 x 99, it's not very large and is worked with DMC colors of 3777, 832, 3011, 677 and 310 -- NOT red, white and blue!!!!! The chart has the outline for the bell shape you'll use to finish this... and you can (break the law, I think??!) by drilling a hole through a nickel and using it as the clapper like she has!
Really a very interesting piece, *Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. 1752.* Offered as the chart.
Antique Toys from CW Designs
Oh my gosh... these are LOVELY designs full of nostalgia and charm... and LOTS of different DMC colors (like 50 to 60 each!!!!!) I don't know how to choose a favorite! Offered in chart format...
In The Pines
from The Scarlett House
Mmm... lush evergreens, a log cabin (even though it looks pretty big and sprawling!) and the wool coverlets... this needs to be stitched for a log cabin! Offered as a chart, this is worked on Week's 36ct (we have 30ct as well) Straw Linen with hand-dyeds.
Picture those coverlets stitched as individual pin cushions!!!!!! Just a pretty piece, it finishes 6 x 8-ish.
Antiqued Bronze Finish Scissors
Here is a trio of embroidery scissors -- each with a neat bronze finish and decorative handles. As you use them, the finish will gather a patina and they'll look aged and loved! A fun alternative to gold and silver scissors!
The Joyful Journal Series from Heart in Hand
Here are the the first 4 of Heart in Hand's new series of small card designs! $5.00 each... each design has something cute *inside its box*... but Cecilia wants you to *stitch OUTSIDE of the box* as well -- she's added little border motifs around the top edges, too.
Finishing approx 3 x 3 each, (that can change based on your fabric choice), get out your thread stash... and maybe find a lonely button or two... and start stitching!!! We'll auto-ship this cute little set of cards... first four are now here. They call for 30ct Confederate Grey Weeks Linen, and use Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds. Let us know if we can help you with fabric... 1/2 a yard will do all 12. Aren't they cute??
Starbright Cottage from Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill is sending us the most charming wooden houses next week!!! Starbright Cottage measures 4 x 6 x 5-1/2 inches, and features a lift-off roof with a little chimney handle. Use it to hide a pair of scissors and some M & M's by your stitching chair!!! Handpainted by Carolyn, Starbright features a green platform with a cream cottage and red roof -- I love that tulip!
Inside, you'll find a hand-painted star threadwinder, a star decorated magnet, and hand-painted project board with a ring to hold your threads. Leave it out all year long, or store it with your Christmas decorations and bring it out every year. We think it's cute all year long!
Jingle All The Way & No Act of Kindness Boxer
Lizzie Kate is sending two new things next week when she sends Part Two of Things Unseen!
Cute New Charts from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
*Seriously cute cross stitch patterns by Amanda and Ashleigh*... This is a trio of three new leaflets that deserve attention! Beautifully presented in 4-color graphics, they are coded for DMC and hand-dyeds!
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!
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.
Paris Rive Gauche
from Perrette Samouiloff
Oh, what a charming scene of a girl in Paris for the day!!! By Perrette Samouiloff, this 90 x 215 stitch count design finishes approx 6-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 28ct linen. You can split apart the elements to make some smaller pieces if you like -- just get that Eiffel Tower in them!!!
Coded for DMC floss, this is just a simple thing that caught my eye! Do something fun with it! Offered as a chart.
Pine Mountain's November and December Releases!
*Pine Mountain's little monthly *postage stamp pillows* are finishing for 2014 with a November Thanksgiving and December's Santa. Totally ready-made for you... all you do is the bit of stitching on the small piece of 16ct Aida, and then tuck it behind the edges of the ready-made 6 x 7-ish pillow.
Offered as complete kits, you get all the necessary flosses, needle and chart along with that stuffed pillow.
Wee Santa 2014 and A Merry Christmas
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has sent this year's annual small Santa card -- this year he is surrounded by all his Polar Pals! He finishes approx 4 x 6 and uses a whopping 19 different colors! The card comes with a trio of white button embellishments and a gold bugle bead for the candle in the lantern.
Vintage Greetings A Merry Christmas works up to be 3-1/4 x 4-3/4, and is stitched on 32ct Amber. Using 11 different hand-dyed shades of floss, you can choose any color of fabric -- just make sure it is dark enough to highlight all that white snow. Offered as a single card chart.
from Classic Colorworks
A sweet *Happily Ever After* piece by Diane Williams for Classic Colorworks, this features the 'ugly stepsisters' and the pumpkin that turns into the carriage but I don't see the extremely-important Glass Slipper!!! Cinderella's sampler measures 76 x 123 -- finishing approx 5 x 7-1/2 on 30ct linen.
Coded for Classic Colorworks over-dyed floss, this comes as a chart. (Maybe change out that heart the doves are bringing.. and stitch a slipper out of glass beads instead!)
Happy Nativity Day
from The Trilogy
Even Jesus needed to learn his ABC's, so Trilogy has included the alphabet in this sleepy little scene! The evening sky and quiet village surround Baby Jesus on the night of his birth.
Offered as a small card chart, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 4 on 32ct and is coded for hand-dyeds, DMC or Anchor floss.
Victoria Sampler's Gingerbread Needlework Shop!
Thea has designed house #7 in her Gingerbread Village Series (We thought the Haunted House was #7... but I guess it's not technically Christmas... so it doesn't count!??) What a charming little stitched BOX! Stitched on the new 28ct Picture This Plus Gingerbread Cashel (28ct) Linen with a wonderful assortment of silks and colorful beads and buttons, this little shop finishes approx 6 inches wide, 3-1/2 inches deep and 4 inches high. Its lift-off roof add another inch to the building height. Through the 'windows' you can see the classroom activity... every side of the shop is stitched with a different scene!!! It is the CUTEST THING!!!
Offered as the leaflet with super-detailed assembly instructions -- VS always prints DOZENS of actual photos in these publications so you have lots of guidance. The accessory pack -- offered separately -- has all the silks, buttons and beads. Fabric is another expense -- I am sorry to say -- so you know, this little village doesn't turn out to be the cheapest real estate in town!!! BUT... it has great curb appeal!!!!!!! We suggest a 1/2 yard piece... it'll do the upcoming Scissor Tree Ornament, as well as the Cupcakes from your extra pieces!
Victoria Sampler's Gingerbread Scissor Keep
WOW... this is a DARLING 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch ORNAMENT that hides a pair of your stitching scissors!!!! Shaped like a Christmas Tree... your scissors are tucked inside... and you can even hang them on the tree! All of you that have ONLY hand-stitched ornaments on your Christmas Trees... you NEED this ornament... and actually the entire stitched Gingerbread Village to display around the bottom of your tree! (and... you need to stitch the cupcakes to leave out for Santa with a glass of milk!)
The Scissor Keep is offered in its own leaflet... stitched on a bitty 6 x 7 piece of the 28ct gingerbread Linen. The accessory pack of silks, beads and buttons is offered separately. VERY, very cute.
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.
Presenting Lizzie Kate's Things Unseen Mystery Sampler... Part 2 is Here!!!
Lizzie Kate's newest Mystery Sampler -- Things Unseen -- has arrived WITHOUT a teaser picture of it on the front of the chart!!!
Stitched on your choice of 14 or 16 hand-dyed Wren Aida or 28 or 32ct hand-dyed Wren Linen by Picture This Plus, it uses 12 different shades of Weeks Dye Works flosses.
The optional embellishment packet that has pearly buttons, (one of them is a pink heart-shaped mother of pearl!) rose buttons and beads in it, and looks dreamy with the floss colors.
Part One and all the 'fixins are here... the charts for parts two and three ship early December and January. So... join the fun and get in on this! The verse hints at a quote from Helen Keller about the best things in life being sight unseen?????
Just Nan's Newest Designs Have Now Arrived!!!!
Gingerbread Angel Mouse from Just Nan
A darling little angel complete with a gold halo sequin and brass wings, Gingerbread Angel is this year's Limited Edition Christmas Mouse ornament. (You will receive one if you are on the JN Ornament Auto-ship.) Her cheeks are tiny hearts stitched over one thread, and her dress is decorated with roses.
Just like all the other Gingerbread Mice, she comes as a small chart with her tail, halo, wings, her brass button base, a 'Joy' banner and a smattering of gold beads for embellishments.
Gingerbread Garden Cube from Just Nan
Oh how pretty, this is a precious 1-1/2 inch cube stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen with just 9 colors of DMC floss. The Gingerbread Garden is filled with peppermints, candy canes swirly lollipops and white sugar icing... all Christmas Candy Delights! Stitched all as one piece, you 'fold' the sections together to construct the tiny cube.
THEN... if you want... make it into an ornament, OR add ANY of your Gingerbread Mice to the top of it!!!!! (I'd leave Witchy Mouse to her own devices...)
Offered as a small chart with gold metallic and red & white striped bead embellishments, the Mouse on top and the Gingerbread Man pin are offered separately. Stitched on the awesome 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus!
Ginger Holly Man Pine
from Just Nan
A new Charm Garden Pin to attach one of your Gingerbread Mice to the Gingerbread Cube... this perfect little man is embellished with a satin holly leaf and red crystal.
He'll look wonderful poked into lots of your Chrismtas cushions!
An Encore Appearance of 2013's Gingerbread Jingle Mouse! from Just Nan
Nan's darling little Mousie ornament from last year is being made available for a few weeks in November of this year -- to celebrate the debut of her new sister -- Gingerbread Angel Mouse! If you missed her last year, or just want to stitch another -- we'll have her charts available for a short time.
Some of Nan's annual ornaments are sold out, but still available are:
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.
We Found More!
While Lindy and the gals were packing up to go to Houston, they had quite a surprise. Way back in the storage area of the workroom, they found some designs from The Primitive Needle.
We were able to add quite a few to that page... you'll find them on the bottom half of the page. So go get 'em if you want 'em, because they won't last long!
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!
Sewing Machine Needle Nanny from Puffin & Co
Puffin has a new metal needle-keeper... her pretty trio of nickel, copper and brass has been crafted into a sewing machine motif! Just 1-1/8 an inch in size, this features a super-duper rare-earth magnet on the back to attract your needles -- and even scissors.
A charming little piece, use it as a needle minder or fridge magnet... or even something pretty on your file cabinet!!!!!
Flake Buddy Bug
from Faby Reilly Designs
This is THE CUTEST LITTLE THING!!!! He's a little Happy New Year Snowman -- finished into a Humbug shape. He has feet, a felt hat, a wool scarf, (you can cut a bit of wool, or you can KNIT one!) and tiny broom that you make out of floss!!!!! He is worked on 32ct white/opalescent linen and is approx 3 inches in size.
The stitching is minimal. There is a little more to the finishing... but the chart supplies 7 pictures for the tiny felt hat, 19 more pics of the broom in its creative process, then 15 MORE pics of the whole thing being put together! Way too cute!
Gardeners Paint from Just Another Button Company
Just Another Button Company has charted the 4th block of Art to Heart's Garden song quilt... this one says *Gardeners use flowers as paint, soil and sky as canvas.* Stitch it for the one with the green thurmbs in your family!
Stitched on the soft peachy Baby's Breath 30ct hand-dyed linen be Weeks Dye Works, it is charted for DMC or hand-dyed flosses, and is garnished with a small sampling of buttons and a pair of clay bees. It finishes aprox 7-1/2 inches square... and has three other companion designs for the gardening-lover in your life!
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 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.
Franzi 1870 from Reflets de Soie
All of you Berlin Woolwork and antique sampler lovers will appreciate this gorgeous design by Relects de Soie. Even the plain chart is so fun to look at -- I just want to devour it all NOW!!!!! Charted for Soie d' Alger or DMC floss -- 64 different colors -- the stitch count of this is 345 x 436 so it'll finish approx 19 x 24 even on 36ct linen! The top portion is full of traditional Berlin Woolwork motifs all worked in Cross Stitch -- the alphabet is eyelets, I believe. (Instructions are in French... but easy to translate on-line.)
The 18 bottom sections are all Bargello and some special stitches -- these are all charted in different colors so you can tell the thread color placements. Just lovely...!
Gentle Heart from Cherished Stitches
Cherished Stitches has a charming new mini-pillow design that we love!!! *Needle and Thread doth engage her gentle heart* is the verse on this small sampler. Louise is continuing to present her designs in this fun pin cushion format -- the chart with bit of coordinating finishing fabric, some trim of some sort and sometimes a small button.
Gentle Heart is stitched on 32ct Linen with Anchor flosses. Louise has hand-dyed the lace trim and chosen some vintage buttons to adorn. Your little kit comes everything but the bit of stuffing! A Silver Needle Exclusive -- Thank-You, Louise!
She has released 'A Country Christmas' and 'Random Happiness' as well... make sure to peek at her pages to see them as well!
from With Thy Needle & Thread
A sweet little bluebird worked with one ply of floss over one on 32ct Platinum linen... get out the magnifier! Using just bits of hand-dyed floss, this fits into one the new watch-face charm frames we have.
Quick finishing, I'm not sure where you'd put this... maybe a basket tie or something small... but it is pretty!
Spooky Spinners -- Finished!
from Bent Creek
Panels #4 and #5 -- small 3 x 3 designs -- arrived today via UPS! Elizabeth and Marcia made a 5-panel scene of cute Halloween mischief -- connecting them all together with a massive spider web full of attitude! Actually, each of these smaller designs are cute by themselves... take a look at them.
Together, they make a 3 x 15-ish piece, stitched on Weeks 30ct Tin Roof, with various brands of hand-dyed flosses. Don't know why they are called 'spinners', but this set is particularly cute. All five small designs are available... make up your own border if you dare, or purchase the Bent Creek version.
from Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush has released their 2014 Annual Christmas Stocking! Named after Grandmother Lula, it features a garden girl with a charming dress, and a tiny farmhouse with sheep grazing on the hills.
Stitched on 18ct Natural linen with yummy shades of DMC, Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works #5 Pearl Cottons, her charm packet has lots of fun things to embellish.
Hand-dyed baby rik-rak, a silver crown, pretty purple glass flower, and lots of tiny hand-dyed buttons... the charms are offered separately from the stocking leaflet.
from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia Zittel has a pretty new Christmas Tree design -- the lacy green boughs are loaded with red berries and birds, along with glistening petite gold seed beads and lots of gold metallic threads. The stitch count is 43 x 148 -- it finishes approx 3 x 10 on 32ct Natural Belfast -- and specializes in a light, lacy Christmassy personality.
Our first offering of charts includes the silks, metallics and beads. After our initial shipment sells out... no more accessory/thread packs will be available.
A very pretty little piece, as always, you are treated to TONS of pretty specialty stitches in here. Cynthia's charts are *Stitcher's Candy!!!!*
Click through to see the final designs in the Alphabet Ornaments series.
Playing with Jax from The Cricket Collection
Cross Eyed Cricket's Vicki Hastings has a new Halloween design -- a nifty arrangement of delightfully different pumpkins and ghourds! All five in the group are really cool... and I think my favorite is that black and charcoal one on the right. Stitched on 28 Sandstone or a yummy golden hand-dyed fabric, this finishes approx 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and is worked in 29 DMC floss shades.
DO NOT MISS the little bonus Halloween owl -- Little Boo -- up there in the mitten design in the upper right corner! Vicki has a million different mitten designs for you collectors -- they have been topping TONS of her leaflets for years!
Jingle from The Cricket Collection
What a pretty font for this! JINGLE is stitched on 28ct Star Sapphire linen in 18 different DMC colors along with 3 shades of gold metallic thread. The lettering is 501 green, bells are the metallic... and all the rest is just charming!
She's little in the pic... but there is a TINY stitched angel riding on the front of the sleigh! She's only 10 x 10 stitches, and thankfully Vicki has an enlarged chart of her in the leaflet for easier stitching!!! Offered as a leaflet, the design finishes approx 8 x 12-1/2 on the 28ct.
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe...
from Heartstring Samplery
Something to get started on for NEXT Christmas (if your stitching schedule is already full for this season!) ... this monochromatic piece features the words from Justin Wilde's Christmas song.
Stitched in only one color of a hand dyed thread, you can choose any fabric you like -- this model is worked with Gentle Art's Piney Woods floss -- and you can change that color, too, if you wish! Stitch count is 125 x 233.
*It must have been the mistletoe, the lazy fire, the falling snow, magic in the frosty air, that made me love you.* Offered as a chart.
Christmas Joy Ride
from Carriage House
Carriage House Samplings has a new Christmas design... a busy sledding scene! I remember tearing down hills on sleds at breakneck speed when we were little... so this just makes me smile! Stitched with DMC and hand-dyed flosses on just about any fabric you like best... it'll finish about 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 on a 16/32ct fabric.
Some coverlet-inspired motifs in here... pretty retro-inspired colors of aqua and DMCs 3777 dark red... wouldn't this be cute finished into a door stop block, or a big pillow trimmed with lots of different wool fabrics??? Offered as a chart.
Snowflake Tree, Mini-Tree and Ornaments
from Scissortail Designs
Scissor Tail Designs has several new things... this pair of designs is stitched on 28ct Stoney Point Linen and features Rainbow Gallery's Petite Treasure Braid in an opalescent silvery white color. Everything is garnished with Mill Hill beads of 3041 as well.
The tree finishes approx 5 x 6-1/2 while the matching ornaments are approx 2-1/2 inches square. Offered as charts.
New Designs from Erica Michaels
More of Linda's elegant petite silk designs... these are definitely tiny works of needleart to be treasured for years to come! All are offered as charts with cut of 40ct silk gauze included. You can always work them on any OTHER fabric you wish... it just changes the finished size a little -- but not the 'flavor' of the designs!
Something Wicked - SamSarah's Mystery Sampler is Revealed!
SamSarah's Mystery Sampler part 1 is HERE!
And it is so cute it's scary!!!
Our 3-part sampler is finally all here! Measuring 4 x 11-1/2 on 32ct Natural Polka Dot linen, we now have a pumpkin patch surrounded by hungry ravens and Autumn-y flowers... all waiting to haunt beneath the Harvest Moon.
Fun fabric, pretty colors... Patti has delivered this piece in three separate charts that each contain a small set of button garnishes.
Along with the main sampler, we've been treated to smaller motifs to be stitched into a smaller banner. Everything is now here and available -- so if you've been waiting for the *big reveal* -- here it is! I just love that big moon!!!!!
Wooden Palette and Minder Sets
These are kind of cool and very different! Both by Retromantics...
Olde Fashioned Safety Pins
I just love the antique look and personality of these safety pins!!! Finished with a distressed bronze finish, each pin measures 3/4 an inch in size. They don't have the familiar ring at the end like contemporary safety pins do, so they take on a look of *old simplicity!*
Use them as decorations on your pin cushions and inside your sewing cases. Use them to capture an old button or bit of lace, and then pin them to some of your finished Blackbird Designs cushions. They'll make neat thread-rings in sewing cases... you can thread beads onto them... just use them anywhere a neat old pin would look great! (even though they are new!) Package of 20 pins.
Hometown Holiday - The Firehouse, and October's Calendar Girl
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has sent design #7 in her Hometown Holiday Series of patterns! We haven't had one in quite some time... this is an ongoing set of buildings that make up a Holiday Village scene. They are all different sizes, but meant to be stitched on matching fabrics and constructed into little stand-up blocks to arrange on your sill, shelf or table. You can see them all together on our Auto-ship page -- they really do make a cute set. All offered as small charts, each is still available, so we can get you set up with ANYTHING you need! (linen or aida -- YOU decide -- it's YOUR stitching!)
October's Calendar Girl is also here... this set is also gathered on the auto-page as well!
Gardener Goode Witch
from With Thy Needle & Thread
Look at that little kitty pulling the garden wagon of pumpkins! (she's only 20 x 55 stitches!) And check out the little owl watching over the garden! This is another pretty pin cushion design that measures approx 5 x 10 on 32ct.
Mange up your fabric a little before stitching (Brenda tells you how in the instructions), stitch this, add some mangy fringe, and add this to that overflowing basket of yours that displays a million different walnut-shell-stuffed cushions in it. Good hand-dyed colors from all three floss companies! Offered as a chart.
Starry Witch from Dames of the Needle
Oh YUMMY! Here's a companion to Elizabeth's Moon Light Witch from last year... a 5 x 8 study of Onyx hand-dyed floss against 30ct Carrot linen. The swirly sky, the witch with neat dress, cute little owl/bat and her haunted landscape, check out the Man-in-the-Moon!
Offered as a chart, you'll need 5 skeins of Week's Onyx floss to complete this! Think about adding some black metallic to the stars and swirls and maybe some furry wool to the cat???
Laugh With Flowers from Just Another Button Company
Just Another Button Company has taken another of Art To Heart's pretty applique patterns and converted it to Cross Stitch. Third in the Garden Song series of designs... Spout was the first, and Bees Hum is the second, this happy piece is stitched on Weeks 30ct Sea Foam Linen in 8 different hand-dyed flosses. It finishes approx 8 x 8, and is garnished with the included button set.
Just happy, rich colors of Lancaster Red and Copper, Grasshopper and Forest Glade, and Harvest Moon -- they aren't pale but strong and eyecatching. Offered as the chart with buttons, JABCO even adds a fun paper magnet in the package as a bonus!
from Needlework Press
Here's a delightful piece inspired by doodles from artist Nancy Mills. Charted by Needlework Press, "it's free-flowing lines and casual playfulness expressed a bit of whimsey while capturing a sense of pride in our Sweet land of Liberty."
Finishing approx 7 x 7 on 32ct, it's worked with only 4 colors -- choose DMC or some pretty matching hand-dyeds from your stash. Offered as a chart.
Newest Lizzie*Kate has Arrived!
As we eagerly await our November arrival of Lizzie Kate's Things Unseen Mystery Sampler... Linda has been busy getting the next shipment of new things to us!!!
JBW has new offerings!
Penny Pumpkin and Pumpkins & Bittersweet
from Scarlett House
Scarlet House has a pair of new designs that are very pretty and appropriate to the Fall Season. Two small designs to make into walnut-shell-stuffed cushions to pack into that ever-growing basket of stitched cushions! Tuck several different projects into one basket, and leave it on an end table or counter... something fun people will dig through to see them all!
Shades of Halloween from The Sweetheart Tree
This is a neat little piece! Find a yummy fabric you like and either a solid or hand-dyed black thread and get this done! The card chart comes with a set of 6 black crystal paillette -- tiny glass faceted sequins -- they are scattered in the tree for effect. You can't see that they are there in the pic, because they don't catch the camera light. Stitch count measures 80 x 80 - so it could be almost 6 inches if you choose 14ct.
Now... LOOK at this... what about adding some black Wisper to the kitty -- make him furry. What about some metallic to the spider and beads for his eyes?? What about metallic in the tree and Jack-o-lantern faces??? What about stitching the tree with a black overdyed that has some variation in it... and stitch it going DOWN along the branches so you get grain on the trunk???
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!
Just Cross Stitch's Annual Christmas Ornament Magazine Issue is here!!! Here for only a few short weeks... and are stuffed with designs for their holiday.
The Ornament Issues are always fun to have... but if you can't find all your past years... check out the JCS DVD of all the previous issues dating back to 1999! Have fun browsing all these tantalizing magazines!!!
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!
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
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.
Gingerbread Haunted House from The Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler has released Part 6 of her Gingerbread Village Series. Technically, that is a Christmas Village, and this is Halloween... so don't get hung up on the 'part 6' thing! If you like it STITCH IT! If you don't want a Haunted House with your Christmas Things... that's OK too! Stitched on the NEW hand-dyed Gingerbread fabric by Picture This Plus, we are so excited to FINALLY get another option for pretty fabric for this set of designs besides the discontinued and elusive Antique Almond!
The house features a purple roof... not tons of stitching... but LOTS (I counted 53!!!) of whimsical plastic button embellishments. I THINK in reading though the cool charts and the beautifully presented assembly pictures and steps that this uses 18 different little pieces of fabric. You'll need a fat quarter of both the Gingerbread and the Lilac in 28ct.. (Because there are so many little pieces... I think its easiest to cut them out of paper first and they lay them out on the main piece of fabric BEFORE cutting everything out!)
But back to business -- the silks are gorgeous bright oranges, yellows, and deep purples. The buttons -- especially the little Trick-or-Treaters and the Skeletons are over-the-top! I THINK this must finish about 6 x 8. It'll definitely be a stitched labor-of-love for all the Halloween-lovers in the household!! Offered as the book with button and silk pack offered separately.
NOTE: The 28ct Gingerbread Linen has been commissioned by VS... Picture This Plus has done a WONDERFUL job re-creating the awesome color Thea uses in all her Gingerbread House buildings! So.. if your stash has been waiting for 'just the right fabric' for those houses... here it is!!!
Beautiful Finishing 17 - Gingerbread Cupcakes
These are the CUTEST ornaments we have seen in so long... you are going to be enchanted by them! Last year's Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue Magazine featured the Gingerbread Man Cupcake included in VS's newest leaflet of THREE stitched cupcakes! Gingerbread Cupcakes features charts for the tops of three cakes, Snowmen, Gingerbread Men and Holly Leaves, along with finishing instructions to assemble them into colorful silicone baking cups.
You'll probably want the corresponding Accessory pack of all the threads, metallics, cute buttons, all the 'candy beads' and those bright red baking cups... everything you'll need except the topping fabric is in the accs pack. If you order fabric, we'll be sending you 28ct Gingerbread by Picture This Plus that is close to the 28ct Antique Almond called for (AA hasn't been available for almost a year!)... so you stitch a trio of cupcakes for your Christmas Tree -- we think these are so creative, cute, colorful, charming, unique and too pretty to eat!
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!
Basket of Acorns from Fern RidgeCollections
Fern Ridge has released SIX new needlecase and beaded fob sets this Summer... 3 Halloween themed, 2 Autumn, and 1 Christmas... I couldn't show everything here, so make sure you click through the pic to see everything else, too!
Basket of Acorns is amazing. Pat and Peggy have so many cute things in this set of designs. The acorn case opens to reveal acorn scissors and all sorts of pockets and sleeves that are embellished with acorn beads and buttons. You make a waxer case, a place to store a wooden ruler and acorn thread winder... there is a matching tuffet ... and everything fits inside of this GORGEOUS 4-inch Nantucket basket with a removable dark wood lid!
The COMPLETE, COMPLETE kit contains EVERYTHING you need for this set! Charts, photos and finishing instructions, 28ct Tan Linen, cotton lining fabric, Weeks wool for the needlepage, Hannah Silk Ribbon, fusible interfacing, Wonder Under, Warm and Natural, needles, overdyed cottons and silks, the waxer, wooden 2-inch ruler and winder, even the scissors, AND the basket! It is reflected in the price, however... but what a neat surprise when you open the lid of that charming basket!!! I made the matching beaded fob in a class at the recent trade show!!!
Basket of Acorns Beaded Fob from Fern RidgeCollections
Two-Needle Peyote Stitch -- it's not hard, and after several repeat Market classes -- I can DO this on my own! The flat part is woven first from the bottom to the top -- you add the string and clam-shell finding. Then... all that lavish trim at the bottom... it's just stringing Fern Ridge's fabulous beads in a certain order. The hardest part of the fringe is to keep your thread from tangling in the other fringes you have already finished!
My scissors are now very happy! Fern Ridge's Peyote Stitch fobs all come as complete kits with instructions printed in both numbers, and colored pictures -- depending on how you like to follow them. ALL the awesome beads and charms are included -- they have exquisite taste in all their beads and things!!!
Spooky Night Sewing Case and Beaded Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
This is a study in black and grays. The sewing case is stitched on 28ct Thunderstorm linen with Treenway Silks, there are spider, and little 3-D skull charms in here -- just *charming!* Complete kit contains the fabric, linings, silks, beads, ribbons... everything to make this faux-elegant case! Can you see the crystal chandelier on the cover??? It has tiny black beads dangling from it!!!
The Spooky Night Fob is all gray and purple! The Peyote beaded part is a grave stone but the fringe is the exciting part! It has that open casket dangling... and more of those 3-D skull beads! Just the funniest thing... this fob is a MUST HAVE even if you get nothing else to match it this time around!
2014 Annual Ornaments from Homespun Elegance
Every year Sandra designs three ornaments -- one for her Sampler collection, one for Snowmen and one for the Santa Collection. Always worked on a small bit of hand-dyed linen with DMCs and a few overdyeds each ornament is garnished with a tiny brass charm of some sort. This year's Santa features a bit of Wisper furry thread mixed with the DMC in his beard. If you have some light grey in your stash, you could do the same treatment with his sheep.
The Merry Chrismtas mini Sampler ornament has a tiny wreath charm, and the Snowman design is just plain cute -- they're playing in the yard, and it kind of looks like it's snowing. All are offered as charts with the charm embellishment. We have several of the previous 15or so past year's designs - but not all of them anymore!
New from Amylee Weeks
Bright and Fresh red, pink, white and lip-puckering lime green... the artwork of Amylee Weeks comes to life on bright 14ct Aida cloth with DMC floss and Mill Hill beads! The newest kits by Mill Hill, there are 6 in this set of Christmastime Sentiments -- Silent Night, Holy Night, Merry Christmas, Peace, Believe and Angel. Offered as complete kits, each is worked on THE MOST FUN colors of Tropical Lime or Christmas Red 14ct Aida.
Cute lettering, fun borders and little smatterings of stars and whatnots all over the backgrounds, these are SO different, contemporary and cheerful! Kits include the chart, 14ct, beads flosses and the needles. This artist has a darling set of colorful owls as well... check those out too!
Goodness and Grace Pin Cushion -- The Fold, Part 3!
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri have sent their third piece in the six-part FOLD series of a sewing box and coordinating smalls. Goodness and Grace is a 3-inch pin cushion that features Teri's very own hand-dyed silk ribbon as the edge trim! A lovely grape silk checkered basket offers a lavish bouquet of flowers and a pretty flower-shell button as trim. The 'Goodness and Grace' of the backyard garden... a tiny house is there, as well as the sheep grazing in the yard!
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!
Notice the JABCO Just Pins poking from the pillow? A set of 5 pins -- they include a white sheep, black sheep, heart, purple flower and little black bird -- all clay-topped pins. They are an optional set that is available separately!
We have an on-going auto-ship to help you collect all six parts to Tina and Teri's Shepherd's Fold series. You can 'BOX TOP' your first design or mat it... and then stitch all the matching needlework smalls!
Pomegranate Pocket and Pincushion from Hands On Design
Hands On Design has lots of new things... Pomegranate P & P is REAL CUTE... and is her Show Special from our Fall Trade Show! You'll need 30ct Aztec Red Weeks hand-dyed linen and a pretty finishing fabric to make this case... it uses just 4 colors of hand-dyed floss. The main case features a band of rick rack -- do you see it? It's garnished with cute Lazy Daisies, French Knots and Straight Stitches -- it reminds me of a caterpillar!!!
The matching pin cushion is a SQUARE cube shape. When you see the shape of the chart, you'll instantly see how it fits together. Unusual colors, this is just a lovely set of pieces!! Offered as a chart. MAKE SURE to see the rest of Cathy's new things -- the acorns are darling and there is a cute Halloween piece!
Presenting Eve -- Gingher's 2014 Limited Edition Designer Scissors & Shears
This year's decorated Gingher scissors have finally arrived! Named EVE this year... I think they kind of suggest *Hallows EVE!* -- as in Halloween!!! Offered in the classic 4 inch embroidery, 5-inch sewing (shown here with a nifty Halloween fob from Fern Ridge, available separately), or 8-inch shear... they are sturdy, durable, and super sharp. They'll cut many, many good things like fabrics and threads... and hopefully not too many bad things like cords, paper or hair!!!
The Good Earth and Over the Fence from Teresa Layman
Ok all you miniature Knotwork Fans... Teresa Layman has two new designs to tempt you! NOT Cross Stitch... these are line drawings on special weaver's-like cloth that you fill in with solid French Knots of one strand of DMC floss! Not for the weak-of-knotter... if you've mastered her technique, these are actually very fun to work! You can be a nimble-knotter and do lots of knots per square inch... or not-so-neurotic, and just fill in the areas till they look full to your eye. Kind of like painting-by-number, Teresa's designs are CHARMIMG!
The Good Earth measures a mere 4 x 3, while Over the Fence is approx 3 x 4-1/2. Beautiful doll house rugs.. but stunning in a frame! Offered as the lines on fabric, you supply the DMC. Teresa DOES have several of her favorite designs charted for Counted Cross Stitch. Everything is pictured and labeled on her inside pages. We LOVE her things... and she's kind of cool too! :) (Did you know that HER gingerbread houses were THE HOUSES featured on last year's US Christmas Postage Stamps???)
Stacy Nash Primitives has 6 New Releases!
Wow... a really pretty selection this time around, we have 6 new designs by Stacy in the shop! The run-away favorites by far are the chickens in Miss Baxter's Yard! We have pillows, pinkeeps, pouches, a tray and a sampler -- all full of Stacy's relaxed personality and charm!
Everything is worked on Week's hand-dyed linen with Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses... and lots of distressing... just for fun! And... all are offered as charts!
New What-Nots from The Purple Thread
Wow... what a fun group of needlework smalls by The Purple Thread! Everything is cute, small, and full of personality! Drums, cushions, a spool scissor holder and that darling Penny Bag... everything is offered in small kit format -- with all the finishing fabrics and everything! Click through for all the fun descriptions....
from SamSarah Design Studio
Patti from SamSarah has a fun new design that is worked on the new Polka Dot Belfast Linen. Mr Snow Magical is stitched with Weeks Dye Works or DMC flosses... the white dots are already on that 32ct dusty blue linen... just ignore them!! (Their job is to look cute at the end!) He has a few Rhodes stitches in his belly - I think they kind of accent those polka dots!
After he is finished, garnish with the 4 stars, hem him, and hang him on the 6-inch metal hanger that is INCLUDED in the chart! Snow Magical finishes 6-inches square, very, very cute!
Pere Noel Unjour from Tournicoton
Oh My Gosh, this is the CUTEST little guy! He measures 58 x 158 stitches and is worked in Sampler Threads or DMC flosses. On 28ct, he measures 4 x 11... wide because of those words... otherwise, Santa himself averages 15 stitches wide! I absolutely LOVE him... I have several long and skinny ornaments on my Christmas Tree -- one is a Santa painted on a cinnamon stick, another is Santa on a clothes pin. This little guy -- just himself -- needs to join my ornaments!!! (The chart did not go back to the shop after I wrote my words at my desk tonight!!)
Offered as a chart -- direct from France, I think there are special stitches in here, but since I can't read French... I'll have to figure that out from the chart!
Sampler Enthusiast's 2015 Book of Days
The annual 9 x 12 softcover agenda by Needlework Press, this is a VISUAL calendar you can keep in your stitching bag. Record every stitch-in, shopping trip, retreat, sale, weekend event... WHATEVER great things are happening in your needlework-life!
Some record their daily stitching hours, some use it as a inventory.shopping list, some a wish list, it's a great place to record e-mails and phone numbers, too, until you can get them into your phone. (Sometimes stitching takes us out of cell phone range!!! Oh darn!) It just has a homey-needlework-loving feel to it!
Darkwing Manor from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches' Annual Haunted House is Here!!! Every year, these get more and more involved with cute design details and tiny hidden surprises everywhere. Darkwing Manor is stuffed full of creepy monsters, ghosts and goblins, and spiders, cats and bats. Everyone is waiting to scare the darling little Trick-or-Treaters -- all dressed in their favorite outfits to scare -- out there in the front yard!
Stitched on Picture This Plus Dawn (a lovely deep teal blue/gray) with TONS of DMC (34 different colors) or Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- there are 22 colors in here that require multiple skeins of the same colors, there is also lots of silver metallic for all the spider webs. The Just Another Button Company button embellishment pack offers 3 grave stones, three jack-o-lanterns, a tiny Frankenstein face, 4 clay spiders and 11 bats!!!! Pam and Susan have added citron green petite seed beads to lots of the eyes of the more seedy characters in this as well.
Just a really fun, bustling scene... there is a lot of stitching in here... but since there are so many different parts, you see your picture developing FAST before your eyes! Very entertaining to work on! Pam and Susan have done an EXCELLENT job charting this. The backstitches, spider webs, button and bead placements -- all that -- is printed in color on the chart, and the chart itself is CLEAR with good symbols and printed 10 squares to the inch. Darkwing Manor will command attention on your wall... it finishes 21-1/2 x 15! Offered as the chart with fabric and clay offered separately.
Halloween Resurrection from Lone Elm Lane
Well, this is an eye-catching box-top! By Lone Elm's Stephanie, we have a very haunted house, complete with crumbling roof and overgrown landscaping. Choose any mangy darker 32 or 36ct linen to make this fit into the top of one of Lone Elm's Black Shaker Boxes. There is an invasive vine traveling everywhere, and even an empty grave!!! I personally love the little skeleton dog!!!
Anyway, charted for Weeks and DMC flosses, it's just a really fun design with some unique elements! Offered as the leaflet, we also have these luscious boxes -- which are a design favorite of Blackbird and Shepherd's Bush!
Fall Ewe All, Autumn Sheep, Safely Gathered and Autumn Box from Shepherd's Bush
Four small kits by Shepherd's Bush... kind of hard to choose one favorite!!! All of them include pretty linens and hand-dyed threads, along with Tina and Teri's charm!!!
Soul Birds from La-D-Da
This is a cool pattern... it is meant to be a tribute to those near and dear to you. Choose the different birds from the six offered in the chart, along with your friend or relative's initial and stitch a small pillow. Lori has used 28, 30 and 32ct linens in her assortment -- so it's OK to use any counts you want to, as well! She's coordinated her fabric scraps with the hand-dyed flosses she calls for so this is just a lovely medley of mis-matched but coordinating fabrics and colors!!!
She put a false bottom into her basket, so you can see the little cushions are standing up high in there -- nobody is lost in there! Add buttons or lace or charms to anything -- buttons off a wedding dress or a baby dress...! Offered as the chart of six pillows with alphabet for more personalization.
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!!!
Happy Acorn Harvest and Fall Accessories from Jeannette Douglas
Oh wow... is THIS a gorgeous set of designs! Make a framed sampler or finish it into an E-Thing cover!!! Jeannette has charted rows and rows of acorns worked with specialty stitches on 32ct linen. Her thread selection is all hand-dyed silks -- 4 different brands, and some metallics. Teals, coppers, tans and chestnuts... I'm just happy looking at the thread packet!!!
The Accessory set features all those same threads, along with some buttons and acorns charms. There is a piece of Weeks wool in here -- for the inside of the needlecase you can see in the pic, AND the 1/2 inch wide bit of linen banding that you see just to the right of center on the pincushion!
Do you see all those wooden acorns and the needlecase and tape measure in that pic?? WE HAVE THEM ALL!!!!!! De-lish!!! Loaded with fun stitches and lots of finishing instructions and pictures. Offered as leaflets with thread packs and pin sets separately -- and all those gorgeous wood pieces separately, as well!
Distinctive Presentations in Needle Art by The Binding Stitch
Premier needlework finisher Marcia Brown has published a luscious 195 page, full color, softcover finishing BIBLE! Hot off the press, it is stuffed full of pictures and step-by-step instructions to finish canvas, embroidery and cross stitch into a million different things. Beginning with blocking and sizing, you'll learn about pillows of every different type, doorstops, frames, standing figures, weights, stockings... and then all about trims, cordings, zippers, linings... EVERYTHING!
Each chapter deals with a different finishing technique and it's particular challenges, and the hints and tips to make YOUR finishing come out perfectly. You'll be able to adapt the steps you've learned to anything else you want to transform into something lovely. A wonderful reference book, too!
Jim Shore Christmas 2014
Four Christmas kits bursting with personality and color have arrived!!! By artist Jim Shore, each is stitched on 18ct Navy Blue Aida with DMC floss and Mill Hill glass beads embellishments. Just gorgeous in color, each has a different border, and a different picture in the round center section.
So swirly and old-worldy! Choose between Santa, Rudolph, Mr Snowman or the tree -- or get 'em all! Offered as kits of the chart, fabric, threads and beads.
Redwork Mittens from Rachel's of Greenfield
A new addition to our line of felt and primitive stitched ornaments by Rachel's of Greenfield, this kit brings us 6 old fashioned felt mittens made entirely of red and white. Offered as a complete kit of the red and white felt, floss, gold cord and patterns, each design is an iron-on transfer... you embroider with Straight Stitches and a couple of French Knots... then Blanket Stitch the fronts and cuffs to the backs, and you're finished!
4 x 4-1/2 in size... so darling on an old-fashioned Christmas tree, these are so much fun to make! Perfect projects for beginning stitchers, or something easy to take a 'stitching break' away from something else more involved! We have a delightful collection of these felt ornaments -- take a look!
Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issues on DVD!
Here are the past 17 YEARS of the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Christmas ornament issues -- all on one searchable, printable DVD! I think it's like 1275 ornament designs in pdf format(!) Every page of the issues, it's actually pretty overwhelming!
You probably have some of the paper copies, but here is everything together, so beautifully presented. What a fun thing to take along on a stitching trip!
Presenting the 2014 Annual Santa Card! from Praire Schooler|
We think this is the 31st annual old fashioned Santa by Nancy and Pam of Prairie Schooler. He calls for all the same classic colors as every other year... he's the same size... and he joins a very favored and collectable group of designs! This year, Santa is caroling you a Merry Christmas.
Offered as the small card, these Santas have been stitched every way imaginable over the years. Over 4 threads on afghans, over one on 40ct silk gauze... scissor fobs, sweatshirts, tree skirts, package ties, stand-ups, quilts and stockings... here's another one to add to your collection!
Presenting This Year's TRAVELER'S and NEUTRALS Collections by FLAX!
Our yummy Fall Fashions have arrived... and we've been re-arranging the shop displays to fit them all in!!!
More cute editions from The Stitching Shed!
Absolutely the happiest palette of thread colors in these designs -- we just LOVE them all! They are Happy, Cheerful, Smiley, Bright and truly unique. Some are fun for a sunny kitchen window, but most need to find a home in the bedroom of some special little person of yours. Personalize them for bedroom signs or make bed pillows out of them... they are just the freshest, sweetest designs!
All are coded for Anchor Floss -- if you don't have it, go on-line and look for a conversion to DMC. The cover pictures are clear enough that you could even just match up DMCs and hand-dyeds from those!
Fun New Offerings from Threads That Bind
Shawn does the BEST Punch Needle designs... and here are three of her newest!!! Always very clearly printed on khaki Weaver's cloth, you are provided with a HUGE cut (like 14 x 16) of fabric -- because Shawn likes to use Morgan Stands and wants your entire working design to be visible in the frame. Not too involved or intricate, you are punching with NORMAL DMC floss -- so leave the expensive overdyeds for other projects! You get all the hand-dyed look just by changing DMC colors.
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!!
Its Back to Campus With Your New Vera Bradley!
Backpacks, Lunch Bags, Student Agendas, Pens, Pencils and Notebooks... we have a lovely new shipment of FUN STUFF for Back-To-School!!!
Ziggy Zinnia, African Violet and Pink Swirls are the newest colors... all of the cotton pieces will be in the shop shortly. School Things came early!!!
Back in Stock! Last Stitch Cemetery and Dark Shadows!
Two of our favorite Hinzeit patterns have floated through the shop doors again! Cute charms and even cuter motifs to put them onto... that Last Stitch Cemetery features graves for *Started & Forgotten*, *1/2 Stitched*, *Too Old* and *Lost Interest!*
Both are Hinzeit's classic 3 x 13 finsihed size, offered as charts, and include the set of charms.
Wabbits!!! from Sheepish Designs
We've had these little guys over the years... and recently I discovered so many more of them that we had run out of! So, I did a nice big fat order of them... and here they all are back together again!!! Absolutely the cutest little Wabbits, they are doing all sorts of things for the Holidays, and are finished with a pretty silk ribbon rouching technique.
Wabbit's Garden was originally published in 1999 -- it is one of the only ones that incudes the small scissor fob carrot. Uncle Sam -- the newest one is from 2002. They all call for hand-dyed linen and threads -- but since these are over 10 years old, those floss offerings were much slimmer than they are now. You may want to tweak your colors a bit. Just the cutest little things, they are all the same size -- 54 x 98 stitches.
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!!!
Patriotic Sampler from Jeannette Douglas
Wow... my buddy Jeannette Douglas has released a trio of patriotic designs that are stunning! (This is cool because she is a Canadian... but she 'gets us' so well!!) Patriotic Sampler is so "Ding Dang Cute" in Jeannette's words... it finishes 6 x 12-3/8 on 32ct Lambswool Linen.
Stitched in elegant cranberries, greys, blues and creme silks this piece is LOADED with gorgeous medallions and special stitches. The stars at the top and bottom are over 12 threads. Bargello waves and those cute stars and stripes hearts in there -- the colors are rich and yummy. That whole star motif area is 60 stitches square... so you have to count correctly! The bonus, however, is to watch the shading in your threads play out in the stitch patterns. The silk thread packet includes a set of 12 buttons and eagle and flag charms. Just lovely, this is offered as the leaflet with thread pack separate.
Mill Hill Presents Christmas 2014!
24 New designs to dazzle -- you'll have plenty of time to work on these since Summer isn't even here yet!!!!
Holy Family, Little Drummer Boy and A Long Winter's Nap Stockings
from Heaven & Earth Designs
Heaven & Earth delivers the most stunning charts of famous works of art for Cross Stitch... I definitely cannot do any of Michelle's things justice with just a few words. This is a trio of designs -- each offered in it's own chart format -- that promise heirloom stockings to treasure forever. NOT for the faint-of-stitcher, or one who catches *a few hours here and there for relaxation* -- you need to be serious about stitching to commit to making even just one of these.
Presenting SNOWBELLES By Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
Well... Mill Hill pegged the weather correctly when they packed our box of these TOO CUTE new little guys!!! Who knew the entire country would be dealing with snow and snow, and snow....? Debbie Mumm has designed a set of 5 Bells -- Snowbelles - to be exact. Darling little snowmen with bell-bottoms!!!
All offered as complete kits, they are worked on 14ct white perforated paper with DMC floss and smatterings of Mill Hill glass beads. Each finishes approx 4 x 5-1/4... much smaller than the actual things in your front yard!!! So... we introduce: Jingle, Jangle, Freezy, Flurry and Frank!
There's even MORE!
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