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A trio of cute new designs from Nikyscreations
New Arrivals from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia has sent a couple of Christmas patterns that look like they'll be fairly quick to work up. Presented in chart format, she uses Needlepoint Inc and Dinky Dyes Silks. Our first order always comes with the silk packs... when those run out, then we can offer the charts by themselves, but you are on your own for the threads.
Yummy New Velveteen Finishing Fabric from Dames of the Needle
We have 5 new colors of this dreamy backing fabric for your stitching projects. By Dames of the Needle, it is hand-dyed velveteen -- beautifully and softly dyed -- the overall feel of the fabric is heavy compared to cotton finishing materials. We have torn it into fat 1/8 yard cuts -- approx 10 x 17 in size -- so enough for a larger pillow or plenty for lots of smaller sewing case linings, pin cushion backings, box and tray liners, even the bottoms of pretty wooden bases and boxes.
VERY pretty, the new colors (shown from left to right) are Red Begonia, Dried Acorn, Dried Wine, Smashing Jack and Puff's Magic. Get 'em and even split these cuts with friends in your stitch group -- little pin cushions don't need much!
New Re-Prints from The Prairie Schooler!
More Treats this week -- much less sugar in these than the Trick or Treat Candy in your future!!!!!
Dec 25th & Be Kind & True Thread Keep from Stacy Nash Primitives
Stacy Nash has 5 new designs -- two are pictured here, the other three are on our inside pages (so click the pic to see them!).
Do More of What Makes You Happy!
from Abby Rose Designs
Just a sweet pattern that is meant to relieve stress in your life and remind you that it's OK to DO IT!
The small 5 x 5 design is worked on 32ct Lambswool Linen in 10 different shades of hand-dyed flosses. Cute finishing in the pic... even a fun doo-dad trim embellishment... it should make you smile! Presented as a small chart.
Ornament Trio from Barbara Ana
Barbara Ana has a new chart of three small designs -- they are only 39 stitches square -- that are charted for DMC. Cute and simple, finish them flat or stuffed, leave off the border or not.
Add embellishments, change the threads and fabric counts... the basic designs are real cute! All three are included in the chart.
More Gorgeous Pin Cushions Stitched Entirely in Glass!
Reflets de Soie has two new pin cushion designs that have arrived in the shop. Stitched on 35ct linen with one strand of DMC, you are working over two threads of linen and stitching on petite glass beads INSTEAD of X's! Everything is charted just like always, but instead of different floss colors, you sew on different glass beads!
Each packet includes the chart, English instructions and all the pre-sorted and labeled beads. When they are finished, they feel 'heavy' to your hand, and super-slinky and sleek. Just a dream to hold and run your fingers over the solid beaded surface. We have lots of other designs in this collection -- they are so unique and special -- I love being able to offer them in the shop! New is:
Full Moon Halloween from Imaginating|
Here's a festive design with lots of visual impact! Presented as a leaflet, this design measures 134 x 160 -- or approx 10 x 11-1/2 on 28ct. The Moon is UNSTITCHED. You are working the blue background of the evening sky, and leaving that moon empty!
Then, the spooky little house and graveyard scene dresses the bottom of the piece -- so darn CUTE! Just 6 colors of DMC floss, it caught my eye, because it is so different from everything else we have!
Reels Christmas Tree, Reels and Buttons & Knitting Christmas Tree
Filigram has a trio of fun needlework designs... one just a 'sewing sampler' and the other two -- fantasy Christmas Trees! Stitched on Vintage Country Mocha fabric (we have that color in several different counts -- aida and linen) with DMC shades of 3865, 355, 535, 840 and 931 or 924. Cream, cranberry, denim and soft brown... each pattern has a needlework theme and is filled with tiny motifs. The Stitching/Sewing Christmas Tree has a tiny tomato pin cushion on it, buttons all over the place, tiny spools and of course thread that trails over allthe tree branches. Reels & Buttons would make such a fun sign for your sewing room or corner... replace the alphabet with info about YOU! The Knitting Tree is decorated with hanks of yarn, and the tree's base is a knitting box! Socks, mittens and hats decorate as well. Each of the three pics finishes 115 stitches square -- on 32ct, that's only 7 x 7 in size. Presented as charts -- super cute!
Jack & Jinx from Val's Stuff and JABCO
This is a small ornament design that is only PARTIALLY stitched! Just Another Button Company is printing the design on 14ct white perforated paper. You leave most of it alone, but stitch the orange pumpkin and garnish with the yellow buttons on the corners, the Jack's eyes, and the bat. You supply the black, white and orange floss from your stash, buttona are included.
Finishing only 3 x 3-1/2 in size, this would make a really GOOD beginner design for someone to learn Cross Stitch. The paper is strong, the design in technically printed on, so really no counting... it's small and colorful and seasonally CUTE!
Block Party #6 - MEND from Hands-On Design
Cathy Haberman's newest square pin cushion is here -- it features another 4-letter word for its theme -- MEND! Kind of 'retro' colors... your 5 x 5 x 3-ish cube is decorated with a tomato pin cushion, sewing machine, buttons and patterns... and a stitched yellow tape measure all around its base.
Each of these has a square 'napkin' of coordinating Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool garnishing its top... and all feature their 4-letter word poking out the top -- in Just Another Button Company letter pins! The set of these is so cute... she's really done nice themes... JAVA, HOME, BUZZ, VINO, & WOOL. Ours are presented as the chart with wool topping cut and the set of pins.
Halloween Cuties from Tiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist has a set of 4 delightful halloween-inspired designs presented in leaflet format. Each of the little guys is stitched on something crisp and white... ANY count will work for these... and is coded for DMC or Anchor floss. Super-fun colors of teal, with pops of yellow, orange black and white... these are just plain striking!!!!
These finish approx 3 x 4 on 14/28ct. The chart gives instructions for finishing them into the ribbon-trimmed 'half-boxes'... there are 11 actual photos in the instructions! These would be cute on perforated paper; and they'd be cute if you stitched them with some bright metallics as well!
Winter By The Sea
from Jeannette Douglas Designs
Jeannette Douglas is finishing up her 4-part set of Seasons by the Sea... with Winter. This 12 x 12 4-cornered piece has been stunning... stitched entirely in silks and metallics, Jeannette has added tons of specialty stitches and the cutest charm embellishments. Each of the seasons can stand on its own... but together, they fit with a middle of blowing sands and rolling waves -- all executed in special, textured stitches.
Neat borders, cute little sea creatures everywhere, EVERYTHING about this 4-part piece is enchanting. It is stitched on 32ct Meadow Mist hand-dyed linen, which has been a challenge to get into the shop... but worth waiting for, Each of the seasons comes with its own exquisite thread packet of hand-dyeds, beads, metallics and charms... as luscious as all those seaside colors and sounds!
Pumpkin Patch Box
from Jeannette Douglas Designs
Oh my gosh, this is another of Jeannette's neat medley of smaller designs that can all be displayed together in a 6-1/2 inch square divided wooden shadow box/tray/frame! Pumpkin Patch Box features the Pumpkin Patch Sampler, a Corn Needlekeep, Pumpkin Pincushion and Pumpkin Field Scissorkeep. Stitched on 32ct, your main sampler measures only 4 x 6.. while each additional little cushion, fob and needlecase are another1-1/2 inches square each.
Gorgeous pumpkin-y orange shades of Gloriana hand-dyed silks, you've got some metallic in here, as well as a smattering of glass seed beads. Our leaflets are being offered WITH that thread packet AS WELL AS Jeanette's packet of Weeks Dye Works wools she has used for linings and backings of everything, and even a cut of ruler-ribbon that is featured on the backside of the main sampler! Everything fits into the same tray used in THE BIRD BOX design. The little box is an inch deep, so everything is just perched inside the compartments -- easy to switch them all out! (But who can pack them away and hide them?) So, so pretty, great colors, fun stitches, fig-ity little fun pieces... everything is CHARMING!!!
from Elizabeth's Designs
Here's a cute design by Elizabeth's... it's kind of a band sampler... without the borders! Stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Linen with 14 different shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, no special stitches or anything, it just has fun design elements. I think my eye is drawn to all the different tree branches and the fence.
Stitch count is 99 x 173, so this measures 6 x 11. Get some smaller fabric and stitch the 4 sections separately... stuff them and fill a bowl!
Fade as a Leaf from Tree of Life Samplings
We all do fade as a leaf -- Martha Ann Sheffield -- aged 8 -- in the year 1832... WHAT did SHE know?! It's kind of funny -- there are very few leaves IN this!!! It is an adaptation of an antique sampler, however, and considering it is still here after almost 200 years... it certainly deserves our respect!
She has a neat border here... all four corners are different! You don't catch that at first glance because this is so organized and balanced. Stitched on 32ct, this finishes approx 7 x 8-1/2 -- not very big at all -- and is charted for Sampler Threads or DMC floss. Presented as a chart.
Bird Bouquet from Lone Elm Lane
This is a fun design -- all red, aged green and black -- in that yummy 'ceramic' bowl! On 28ct linen, this finishes approx 6 x 8-1/2, and calls for Dried Thyme, Tin Bucket, Onyx, Ruby Slipper, Aged Pewter and Hickory Sticks hand-dyed flosses.
Presented in a leaflet, it is featured in one of Lone Elm Lane's newest box styles -- The Cabin Box -- which features a divided tray inside.
The Complete Collection of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly on DVD
WOW... how can the industry's most treasured periodical get better? You can have them ALL in one place, where you can FIND and enjoy them!!! 16 Years of magazines, 16 years of gorgeous samplers and incredible articles about needlework and its history... they are all here in this tiny box!!!
EVERY PAGE of every issue from 1991 to 2105... fully searchable PDF's and printer-friendly charts you can sort and browse by issue, designer, words or phrases... it's intoxicating!!!!! Nothing else needs to be said! You NEED this!
Mini Pickle Crock Snippet Jar Kit
from Olde Colonial Designs!
What a cute little ceramic crock -- complete with area to write on, and big cork lid. About 3 inches in height, this heavy little pot features your stitching mounted onto the cork. The complete kit includes the pot, lid, linen, chart, needle and flosses, a tin mounting disk to help make the top finish smoothly, and a bit of twisted cord trim.
Super cute... Pam brought these this past summer for our Event... so we've had these... but had sold out. Now, here are more -- while they last!
Back in Stock for probably only a few weeks...
Sweet Birds - Polish Pin Pottery #5
from Olde Colonial Designs!
This charming 2-inch wide and 2-1/2 inch tall little coddler vase is the perfect vessel to display a tiny bit of your needlework. Handpainted Polish Pottery, this time in greens... Pam Reed has designed a small bird stitched with DMC on 32ct white linen. Form a little puff-ball and tuck into the bowl... trim with the included navy blue cord, and you have a sweet pin cushion!
Presented as a kit, you get the pottery piece, chart, linen, threads and needle, template board and even the stuffing and trim! VERY LIMITED in edition -- Pam's painter just can't do too many!
Acorns 'A Plenty - Our October 2016 Secret Needle Night Kit
This month's little Secret Needle Night project is like State Fair food - Acorns-on-Sticks! (Can you tell it's State Fair time here?) Complete kit contains the 18ct Natural Linen, Velvets, Fyre Werks metallics, Pearl Cottons and Fuzzy Stuff threads to stitch all three! Each measures 2-1/2 to 3 inches each, and would make cute flat ornaments or stuffed cushions if you aren't into sticks!
Mona's finishing kit will provide the finishing boards, backing fabrics, the trim, and even the little painted bases and sticks! Please Note! The finishing kits are limited this time around... we can only offer them for about 2 weeks, so don't miss out if you want one!
Briar Rabbit and Emmanuel
Something old and something newer by La D Da... one for Spring and one for Christmas... both are presented as charts.
Christmas Time! from Needlework Press
Needlework Press has a third clock design -- this is a fun piece stitched with Weeks Dye Works flosses or DMC on Weeks 30ct Aztec Red Linen.
It fits that fake alarm clock frame it's shown here -- the little clock is actually a few inches deep and sits on the shelf like a real clock!
So... get the clock frame, and then stitch *Time to Stitch* and *Halloween Time!*... and change them out in the frame.
Poinsettia Place Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
The Victoria Sampler has a new piece that celebrates Poinsettia plants we love during the holidays. The quiet cottage scene at the bottom is charming by itself... and actually, so are the top bands of flowers -- you could split this into two pieces! Worked on Smokey Pearl 28ct, it finishes approx 5 x 7 -- just a BITTY thing!
Some of the flowers are stitched with silk ribbon -- not threads, and tiny glass beads are featured in the centers of all of them. Lots of special stitches in this, and those pretty Lazy Daisies with the silk ribbon.
IJK - #4 of The ABC Sampler Series
from Little House Needleworks
Diane Williams continues her alphabet of little houses with yards of amazing trees, flowers, and always a grazing sheep or two. A sweet set, this will have 9 parts -- letters of the alphabet featured at the top each. You can replace those letters with anything you want... you can stitch all nine houses into one piece, or you can make them into individual blocks to stack or cushions to nestle into a bowl.
They are each offered in a small chart format... very simple with lots of appeal... everyone likes to squish those walnut-shell-filled pillows in your bowl, and re-arrange them -- just to fiddle while they're sitting!
Apple Pickin' from Classic Colorworks and Little House Needleworks
Classic Colorworks has two new colors of floss - Wagon Wheel and Hayride - both green-ish browns. To launch them, Mom (Diane of Little House Needleworks) has designed a little freebie chart that uses both colors.
You will need a russet red from your stash, but if you purchase the two new colors, for a limited time, you get her free chart with them! Apple Pickin measures just 58 stitches square - choose your favorite fabric.
Sneak Peeks of upcoming Lizzie*Kate... Due at The Silver Needle October 8th!
Linda has been busy working on Thanksgiving and Christmas designs for us, and I think you'll really enjoy her new things!
Homespun Elegance's Annual Snowman, Sampler and Santa 2016 Ornaments! And... Avery's Toy Express!
Sandra Sullivan continues her decades-long collection of small stitched ornaments... all are offered as charts and stitched with assorted hand-dyed flosses and DMC cottons. Generally 3 x 3 and worked on 30ct linens... these look good on most any neutral color -- just not white!
Avery is her grandson... his mom is collecting vintage airplanes to decorate his room... so Grandma made him an ornament with a vintage Santa in an old plane! Always cute... and nice on your tree.
Halloween in Quilt & Halloween in the Rain
from Cuore e Batticuore
Here are two whimsical designs to celebrate Halloween! Presented in chart format, each is coded for DMC floss and can be stitched on just about any fabric you want!
The Adams Family
from Plum Street Samplers
Not Gomez and Morticia... this is John and Abigaill. The Adams Family is getting ready for Thanksgiving out in their garden of pumpkins and ghords. Actually, I think there is a graveyard down there -- you could make the stones look more like squash if you want!
Stitch count is 144 x 73, great Autumnal color in this, the vine is cool, and the owl is too cute up there!
Scary Two -- #2 in the Bowl Full of Scaries Serial Bowl Series
from Plum Street Samplers
Everything Autumn in here -- the black squirrel has his crow friend, and he's surrounded by lots of pumpkins and acorns -- so he won't go hungry. The second of the Scary Serial Bowls, this is presented as the chart with hand-dyed flosses all pre-sorted and tied on a little card for you.
The Vintage Chenille trim by Lady Dot is also included, so all you'll need for this is a bit of fabric you like with the floss colors. Stitch count is 90 x 66, so this makes a 3 x 5-ish cushion when finished.
Holiday Square-ologys - Holiday Glow and Merry Go Round
from Just Another Button Company
A pair of cute 3-1/2 inch ornament designs, these are both stitched on the 32ct Natural Belfast linen featuring little white polka dots painted on the fabric. Each comes with its button embellishments -- isn't that round of red trucks CUTE?
Finish inside a 4-inch wooden hoop as shown, use Square-ology's white enameled candle pans, or simply make stuffed cushion ornaments or flats backed with felt! Lots of options... but get the polka dot linen for sure!
Tonight is Halloween
from Kathy Barrick
Kathy Barrick has a trio of new designs... Tonight is Halloween is just one -- an is quite full of creepy personality... just like a strange friend! An organized grave yard with cute little owls, there are some cute verses on some of the stones. You could add other fun stuff -- like *I M Gone* or something to the others... add some opalescent to the ghosts, or make the Jacks eyes glass beads.
Presented as a chart, it finishes approx 8 x 15 on 32ct. Choose something mangy or distress it when you are finished... make it look like it got buried alive!
All in a Row - #12 of The Garden Club Series
from Blackbird Designs
Barb & Alma are finishing this charming set of 4 x 4 designs -- all houses and flowers growing in the garden. All in a Row is the final design of the 12... and you'll notice it is stitched on 2 different colors of fabric! This has been a fun series, because they have used 6 or 8 different colors of Week's Dye Works Linen throughout and even SPLIT 3 of the designs onto two different fabrics (like this one is.) Then, they have sewn all the panels together to make one large piece -- 12 x 16 in size.
Pretty colors, everything about this set has been neat. We have EVERYTHING right now... you can get all the pieces and parts RIGHT NOW. Please don't wait a year or so to collect the patterns, as eventually some will go out of print! Some have finished each design into pin cushions -- a super-eyecatching bowl-filler display of your gorgeous stitching talents!!!
Three New Designs from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has sent three new patterns.
Halloween Party and Katydids & Coneflowers from SamSarah Design Studio|
Sam Sarah has a couple of colorful new designs that are small enough for pretty pin cushions!!!!! Offered as charts with a few button embellishments, what I love best are the colors in both! Patti shows these finished with large frames and a huge quilted finish... but really, they are small designs, and they would be CHARMING finished just as little cushion pillows with some bumpy ball fringe trim or tassels, or something like that. You can get by with 9 x 9 cuts of the Peoria Purple in either 30 or 32ct for either, and there is virtually no difference in seeing the 30 vs 32ct.
Refuse to Sink & Surf Life from Hands-On Design
Hands On Design continues her To The Beach series of designs with these two bits of life's advice.
Presented as small cards, the colors in this series are so soft and wind-blown... EVERY ONE of them needs to be stitched and made into little brick blocks to display at your multi-million-dollar beach house on the coast... or maybe even just a sunny, favorite spot you happen to have!
Double Whammy - A Pair of Halloween Ornaments
from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has quite a cute collection of Halloween ornaments all stitched on 14ct perforated paper. Small-ish, like 3 x 4, they all have great color to them and cute sayings. We have all our shop models in shadow box glass cases, but if that isn't possible in your house, make them into magnets, or put them back to back and hang them on a little tree branch for decoration.
She presents them as the chart with backing felt and a few button embellishments -- generally to the eyes. She has Christmas and Easter offerings as well... the black and white checkerboard borders seem to be a theme throughout.
Thankful from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane has a cute new pin cushion pattern that finishes just under 3-1/2 inches in size. Just 6 colors of hand-dyeds on a bit of neutral 16 aida or 32ct linen...it's just a nice seasonal something to have in your growing bowl of stitched lovelys.
NOW... check out her new Sewing Clamp Box in the pic! That is a new finishing piece, patterned after antique clamp boxes. The top has a 1-inch deep recessed area to frame your needlework. It's really a petite 4 x 4 x 4 box -- complete with a little pulling out drawer (can you see the knob down there in the pic?) THEN, the whole thing clamps to the edge of a table with a cool screwing pole on the bottom -- SUPER CHARMING!
Our first shipment of the boxes came in Stephanie's antiqued white finish. NOW, to muddy the waters... she'll make that awesome box in ANY of her 12 colors! (So those will be special order, 'cause I can't keep some of them all -- all the time! The 8-ish week wait will be worth it for you though, and you'll have to type your color choice into the comments box as you finish up your order if you want something other than the white!)
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue #7 - Fall
The latest issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine has arrived. 66 Pages of beautiful pictures and 14 neat Punch Needle designs along with 7 Cross Stitch designs by designers in our industry... turning every page is another treat! (It even SMELLS good! It's that heavy, glossy paper, full bleed pictures, full-sized patterns and templates).
This is just the 7th issue out so far for this young publication -- but WOW -- well worth your $8.99!!! Little House Needleworks is featured on pages 18 and 19!
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill has designed the most delighfully colorful Halloween-y night scene! Presented as a chart, it is stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Mirage Linen with 15 different hand-dyed shades of flosses. Finishing only 4 x 5-ish, (we're cutting 9 x 9 in size) there is a little toad down there in the left-hand bottom corner that she says you could stitch as an individual fob as well.
The giant moon has that wonderful smiling face, the Jack looks great too, not to mention all the circling bats -- and everything is set against that wonderfully dark, moving sky color! It'll finish small enough for a pin cushion but you can make your pillow larger with the fabric strips and cool trims in the cover model pic.
Sweet Treats for Santa
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Another charming Blackberry Lane design, this is a collection of 8 designs that all finish LESS THAN two inches in size. (stitch count for each is only 28 x 28.) Worked on Picture This Plus' 32ct Gingerbread Linen, each is stitched with DMC floss -- over two. You can finish them into small ornaments, pin cushions, or mount them in the little fluted metal tart tins -- still for cushions or ornaments! The cover pic on the chart shows them strung together as a garland as well.
Peppermints (2 of them -- they are my favorites!), Santa and Mrs Claus, Christmas Puddings and Popcorn, it's a delightful set of ornaments (and none of them will take you long to stitch!) Presented in a chart, fabric (get enough pieces) and tins (sets of 8) separately.
Presenting the 2016 Annual Santa
from The Prairie Schooler
What a SURPRISE! We had no idea we are being treated to a new Santa!!!
Get him fast before he heads up to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas!!!
New Trims from Lady Dot Creates
Ohhh... check out our luscious new trims -- perfect to dress your ornaments, fobs and pin cushions!
Six New Releases from JBW
Judy's Christmas 2016 creations are here... her little cards and one limited edition kit. Take a look... we have the rest on our JBW pages, so click the pic!!
Sing a Song of Christmas -- This is a three-card series celebrating Christmas Carols! Finished into 3 x 4 inch mini stockings, they are coded for DMC or hand-dyed flosses -- your choice.
Deck the Halls -- This is JBW's annual limited edition kit for 2016. A front yard scene, this finishes approx 3 x 3-1/2 on the provided 28ct Natural Linen. Coded for DMC (not included) you do get the red seed beads, a bit of gold metallic thread, the brass star and bells, 10-inches of polka dot ribbon, and the matching Sizzle Red chenille by Lady Dot! (all you supply are bits of your DMC)
Chessie & Me has sent AWESOME new designs!
Four new charts, along with her annual *house kit*... everything is here, and we love it all! Linda always adds specialty stitches in her designs -- Rhodes, Eyelets, Satins, Smyrnas, Rice... always lots of cute details to make her designs POP! All of these feature those extra design and stitch detail.
Pumpkin House from Chessie & Me
Chessie's annual house kit... this is charming!!! Stitched on 36ct Vintage Pear Linen by Lakeside, you are working with Gloriana silks of black, rust, mosses and golds, with touch of olive and champagne! (It might be closer to cream, but champagne could work as a description!!!)
Chessie is always over one thread, the whole thing finishes just under 3 x 4... Linda has about a dozen of these small kits, and we have, and love them ALL!
Afternoon in Rome from Country Cottage Needleworks
Country Cottage Needleworks has another CHARMING Famous City Street Scene! Rome is new, and joins London, Paris and New York!
All four are presented in chart format. They all measure approx 13 x 4 and are worked on 32ct Star Sapphire Linen. Regular DMC and hand-dyed flosses, each city scene is just the cutest... and you might need them ALL!
World of Color - GREEN
from Bent Creek
Our 4th installment in this cute 6-part set of small designs -- this finishes 3 x 3 on its own -- but can be joined with its five other colors to make a little rainbow row! *There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.*
So far, we have a red scene, orange, yellow and now green. (And... we also have an auto-ship going so you can collect these 4, their border chart and the final two colors.)
These Three Remain from Erica Michaels
This is a Cross Stitch medley of Linda's three designs that were already available in silk gauze versions. This is a larger, charted version of those smaller designs -- on 32ct, it'll finish approx 13 x 11!
Stitch all three words, or split them apart, the entire piece uses only three colors -- silk or DMC -- your choice. So elegant and pretty... this is presented as a large chart.
Honey and Nativity Berries on Linen or Silk Gauze! (#'s 13, 14, 15 and 16!)
from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels has four more berries to join her previous 12! Joining Winter, Christmas, Quaker, Samplers, Valentines and Halloween Berries -- these 4 are elegant and charming! Presented in TWO DIFFERENT formats -- one is a cross stitch chart, stitched on 32ct linen. The other is also a cross stitch chart, but the design is different and smaller, and the packet contains a cut of 40ct silk gauze to make a smaller berry.
(YES, you CAN stitch the silk one on linen, and the linen one on silk!) Either way, you'll be stitching a funny shaped design that wraps together like an ice cream cone to make a berry pin cushion! Absolutely enchanting, there is nothing else available in our marketplace like them!!!! I absolutely cannot choose a favorite!
New Treats from Shepherd's Bush!
Coming any day... You know Tina and Teri's charm... you know how cute these will be!
Four New Offerings from Plum Street Samplers
All available in chart format, all Paulette's style and charm...
The 2016 Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issue is HERE!
Always long-awaited for... this year's collectable magazine is here... and features 70 different tree ornaments. PRAIRIE SCHOOLER put a new one in here -- he's a Santa waving Good Night! Real cute Santas, as always, some a little basic, some over-the-top involved, fun snowmen -- lots of different subjects throughout.
The recipes the designers share are always super-good, too! (There's a little one in here by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery that says not a creature was stirring... and it has a little cook mouse and a gingerbread cookie on it!) Definitely a good deal at $9.99 -- especially with that never-seen-and now-retired Prairie Schooler bonus!
September's Floral Squareology Moment in Chalk
from Just Another Button Company and Hands-On Design
This is the 9th edition in this pretty set of 4-inch rounds -- all pretty florals worked on charcoal gray fabric. Stitch them individually and mount into white metal mini-pans, or join them all together for a larger piece that needs to hang in a special hallway or on a large kitchen wall.
You could even finish them into cushions and nestle in yet another basket to display on your counter! (Baskets of stitched pin cushions everywhere -- what must the family THINK!?) Anyway, very pretty, delicate florals in this set, each is presented as a small chart with button embellishments.
The Christmas Chalk Collection, Part 3
from Hands-On Design
The final set of three ornaments with a chalkboard-style flavor -- Hands On's collection of nine designs is now complete. Grab some charcoal-colored fabric (there are at least 5 different options out there for these), and a little floss... when you finish these, you'll find those light green felt holly leaves in your chartpack!
Sugar Plums, Silver Bells and Silent Night round out this set of designs. Presented as the chart, with the felt holly leaf cut-outs and red holly berry buttons!
A Year at Hawk Run Hollow
from Carriage House
Carriage House's ninth in the Hawk Run Hollow Series -- this joins Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Farms, Spring and Map of HRH! This design is made up of 12 -- 92 x 92 stitch count blocks -- each a tribute to it's month of the year.
Charted for DMC or silks, you CAN split all of these up and make them into individual pillows to fill that big bowl of yours. We see this one as perkier -- like Spring at HRH... a little more colorful than some of the order offerings. Presented as a chart -- it's a gotta-have -- the blocks are charming!
Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has 12 new small ornament designs created by artist -- Sticks. Presented as their small kits, each contains TWO mini-stocking designs that can be stitched and attached back-to-back -- so when they twirl on your Christmas tree, you can still see pretty stitching.
Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each contains the flosses and a few beads for glitz. Whimsical designs... you can see snowmen, trees, hearts and holly, SUPER Colorful and festive... each kit is $8.00 -- but you get everything for TWO designs!
Needlework Enthusiast's 2017 Book of Days
from Needlework Press
Needlework Press's annual *Sourcebook & Agenda for the thoughtful and Enlighttened Mind* is here! Available till December-ish... this is a softcover 9 x 12 book that features a calendar of 2017 -- with spaces to write in each day. With fun needlework related artwork throughout, and sampler quotes and verses, use this as your stitching diary.
Log your hours, write in your stitch group meeting dates and stitching trips, schedule good shopping road trips, keep track of new stitching friends in here. Use it for your wish lists, use it to mark the beginnings and endings of special projects! By then end of the year, your Book of Days might be tattered and well-loved... and what a wonderful stitching memory it will make!
No Need to be Crabby!
Accoutrement Designs brings us the cutest little red and blue crab needle minder magnets! Only an inch in size... you could keep these if you caught them... but there's not much meat to enjoy on them -- only little jewels!
Each has a strong rare-earth magnet on the back to help your needles cling in place. Too cute tucked into a seaside sewing case, a shadow box... even on your fridge door at the beach!!!!!
Miniature Peyote Stitched Beaded Fobs from Fern Ridge Collections
Pat and Peggy from Fern Ridge have the cutest MINIATURE beaded fobs EVER! These three are new... they are supposed to fit into the ear-bud hole in your cell phone. BUTTTT, don't do that! Change out the finding and make them to clip onto your scissors as bitty fobs!
They finish LESS THAN one by 2 inches... and like all their larger Fern Ridge counterparts, they feature glisteny beads, cute charms and lavish fringe trim. A very different stitching technique... if you've never done Peyote before, these would be really good beginner pieces -- as they should take you less than 2 hours to complete. We have several other designs in this series of mini-kits...
On Pins and Needles from Fern Ridge Collections|
I can't wait till we have our shop model finished to show you how stunning this set is! A study in silvers, grey, taupe and antiqued silvery Mercury Glass colors, the case is stitched on Picture This Plus's 28ct Pewter hand-dyed linen using Gentle Art's Portobello and Aged Pewter flosses. The inside features a stuffed pin cushion, while the outside features those antiqued pearls and lovely pieces of antiqued gold filigrees.
You get the linen, linings, ultra-suede, calico lining material, the bodkin, EVERYTHING to make this 4 x 4 tri-folded needle case. Lovely! The matcing beaded fob is just gorgeous. It looks like tarnished glass -- already old and very treasured! That complete kit comes with the findings, threads, and all the luscious beads to complete the fob and all that awesome fringe!
NEW Just Nan Autumn and Halloween 2016!
Oh we are in for a treat from Just Nan!!! Due in the ship September 1st... we have three new things that are KILLER CUTE!
Spooky Halloween from Abby Rose
A sweet Halloween piece -- if one can call Halloween *sweet!* -- this makes a 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 cushion over two on 32ct.
Stitched with hand-dyed flosses which you probably already have in your stash, it has the scary witch, the bubbling brew and all the necessary cats, bats, jacks, and the midnight moon. Just a cute seasonal decoration to stitch in a jiff! Presented as the chart.
Gingher's 2016 Limited Edition Sawyer Scissors have Arrived Early!
This year's very limited set of decorated enameled Gingher scissors is here! *Sawyer* is this year's color... they are a pretty, crisp red and white.
Offered in 4-inch embroidery, 5 -inch sewing and 8-inch shears... if you reserved a pair or two -- yours will ship out ASAP! If not... take a peek... and treat yourself to a lovely new pair of wonderful, sturdy, substantial scissors!
The Candy Corn of Mischief from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has sent a fun new design -- in plenty of time for Halloween -- which is really an awesome feat for them! It's cute as can be... and we're thrilled we'll actually have tine to get it stitched for the holiday!!!
Presented as a complete kit of 18ct linen, you get pre-sorted and labeled #5 Pearl Cottons that require only 1 strand of thread in your needle for stitching. The corn finishes approx 6 x 6, and sports cute little ghosts in the white part, jack-o-lanterns in the orange, and the moon and stars in the yellow section. Candy Corn of Mischief companions their other kits like Pumpkin of Leaves, Heart of Hearts, Snowman of Snowflakes... and lots more!
Four New Designs from With Thy Needle
Three Autumnal and Halloween designs -- Brenda's Sewing Clamp Pin Cushion Box steals the show this time! Four new Cross Stitch charts for pin cushions and a framed piece, click on the pics to take you to our WTN Page.
DO NOT miss the charming new 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch Lone Elm Lane Sewing Clamp Box... we have them on order, but I think they are going to go fast!
New Curly Girl Kits by Mill Hill
Everybody loves Curly Girl's whimsical artwork and her *wisdoms of life* advice! Mill Hill has a license to produce her designs in Cross Stitch, so six new designs have come our way. Presented in kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill glass beads (not tons, just enough for a little glitz) and DMC flosses, these are over-the-top cute! Each finishes approx 7 x 7.
Humble Gatherings from Scattered Seed Samplers
What a sweet bunny -- offering a bouquet of pink flowers -- probably just picked from the little vine growing from his basket. Only 6-1/2 x 7 on 32ct linen, this little guy is stitched in regular DMC colors of 610, 919, 976, 3012, 3781 and 3866!
He'll be awesome tea-stained a little,a nd would LOVE some soft chenille trim around his little cushion. Offered as the chart, there are a few other new releasses by Scattered Seed -- so click the pic to see through to them.
Bump N. D'Knight Farm from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has unveiled their annual Haunted House Piece for 2016! Here's a sneak peek! Such a wild collection of these gigantic houses... you need big, empty walls... or lots of holiday excitement (little kids are great at this) to enjoy the full impact of these! Bump N D'Knight Farm companions Witch's B & B, Darkwing, Croaking Toad and Ravenswood Manors as well as Seedy Pumpkin Cottage. 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus is this year's fabric choice, and along with bits of bead and metallic (silver spider webs) embellishments, there is a set of clay JABCO buttons as well.
In looking at this... I think you could split the elements up a little if you haven't the space to display the whole piece -- or the discipline to stitch it all. Look at the main house with carriage and tree in front! Anyway, there is definitely something fishy happening in the bard on this busy Trick or Treat night! Approx 15-1/2 x 20 on 32ct... coded for DMC or hand-dyed flosses... you'll use a ton of thread! Ships around August 19.
Julia's Stitching Frame from Big Island Woods
This is a wonderful new stitching frame hand-made by one of our customers, Julia, along with her brother! It is so simple, so uncluttered, and SO EASY to assemble and use! You get two side bars -- approx 3/4 x 2 x 14 in size. See the three holes? See the screws on them -- and the four little scalloped black finger knobs? You get 2 roller bars.
Don't panic to learn that you use that blue painter's tape (it's low adhesive... and a sample piece is included with the frame) to attach the edge of your fabric to the bars. The bars fit into the holes of the side bars, you use the super-easy-to-grab scalloped knobs to tighten those bars around the rods... roll the bars to tighten... and you are ready to stitch!
You can adjust your stitching area because of the holes on the sides, and you can even bring in your sides a little if you want. Actually very lightweight, the whole things weighs less than 1-1/2 pounds and it breaks down to the four sticks and knobs to fit into a cotton drawstring pouch (made by Julia's Mom!) Nice and smooth, NOT a messy contraption to use... easy to carry, I think you'll be very pleased with this!
New Treats from Kelmscott Designs
A lovely collection of needlework trinkets and gadgets, these all make nice stitcher gifts, they are fun to use, and look wonderful tucked into cases, keeps and shadow box frames.
Charcoal Mittens from Rachel's of Greenfield
Oh we love the felt ornament kits we carry by Rachel's of Greenfield! Primitive stitched felt ornaments... this is the 8th set that contains 6 designs... so there are TONS to choose from! Small 3 x 3-ish old-fashioned felt pieces, all you do is cut the shapes from the included wool, blanket stitch them together, and beautiful little creations are the result.
Remember the wool ornaments that used to hang on your family Christmas Tree? Here they are (minus the plastic sequins!) Gold string to hang them, full-sized cutting templates and all the correct sizes and colors of the wools, and flosses to add the small embroidery touches, these complete kits are good to go!
VERY cute, this new set features a charcoal gray background on mittens with red cuffs. They join *Warm Hands* (more mittens), *Warm Feet* -- which are mini-stockings, *Snow Folks* --which are snowmen (even a snow kitty and a snow puppy!) and the set of gift bag ornaments!
O is for Old Glory from Heartstring Samplery
By Heartstring Samplery... the pattern reads 'The Alphabet Series #1' -- so YES, we will be getting 25 more of these -- but not in ABC order, and NOT following a rigid-timed-released-schedule! YEAH! (who cares about schedules anyway?)
Beth Twist promises a whole set of cute 5-ish-inch round designs.. so get a Lone Elm Lane black or charcoal 6-inch box ... and switch our your toppers when-ever you want!
O is for Old Glory is stitched on 32ct with just seven shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Let us know if you want a box!
Several Luscious Scissor Arrivals by WASA of Solingen, Germany
What an exquisite treat we have in the shop!!! From the Solingen Valley of Germany, WASA is world-famous top-quality cutlery manufacturer -- a compliment to and competitor of DOVO! We have some new styles that we used to carry (but haven't been able to get for almost 10 years!) and some pretty new offerings!
Stainless steel, hand-forged, gold plating decoration, razor-sharp blades and tips, smooth and 'buttery' cutting action... just like our DOVO embroidery scissors... WASA delivers the excellence of German artistry you will LOVE! Each has the WASA name and Solingen embossed into the blades. Choose our Regular-sized leather sheaths for these -- not the Preemie/small size... the double-sized are OK... but a little large.
Wow... we have NEVER had this style -- our favorite Buckingham in this 5-5/8 inch style!!!! What a gorgeous pair of scissors!!!!!! The same pretty swirls --gold plated -- in the handles, the blades are razor-sharp and measure approx 2-1/4 inches long.
Very heavy and substantial feeling, they would be spectacular in a special sewing case. WASA and Solingen is embossed into the blades. Choose our Double Leather Sheath to protect this size.
Boxed Serpentine Gold Plated Set
Oh my gosh... just leave me with some wine, cheese, a little stitching and these scissors... throw in a tropical island, or the South of France, and I'm good to go! WASA has paired their 3-1/2 inch elegant Serpentine design embroidery scissor with it's matching 5-1/2 inch pair and added a gold thimble.
The set is presented in a hinged gray plastic box lined with black fleecy lining. Great feel. Dreamy, smooth cutting action, such pretty design detail on the delicately curved handles, this is a gorgeous set that is top quality!!!
Lighted Needle Threader
Well, if this isn't the coolest little thing! It is a wire needle threader -- with a protective snap-off cover over the wire -- that is attached to an LED light. Remove the plastic protective cover, turn on the switch for the light (it stays lit and you don't have to keep holding it at a strange angle to keep the little light on) The light IS AIMED at the wire threader -- so the eye of your needle is illuminated! You actually have a chance to SEE the hole in the needle to thread it!!!!!
We laughed when we saw this at Market, but I tried it right there in the aisle -- I had my needles and scissors with me... so this was tested before purchasing! It is just about 1-1/2 inches in total lenght, and has a hole so you can attach it to a cord or key ring. We think this is the ultimate baby-sized gadget!!!! What a fun thing to get all your friends -- and it's affordable, too!
Embroidery Scissors, Paris and London Sewing Sets and *Tomato* Pin Cushions
How cute are these????! We have *The Classic Tomato Pin Cushion* re-dressed with embroidery scissors on its fabric, Pink & Black Paris fabric, Taupe and Creme Parisian Couture hand sketches (I love that one!), or the classic red, navy and black of London's vintage telephone booths, Metro stations, and British flag! Each stuffed tomato cushion measures approx 3 inches in diameter and is two inches high. There is a little green felt loop on top. along with the 'greens.' Tufted into six sections -- each comes packaged in a clear gift box, and is BEGGING to be useful and poked with your pins and needles!
We have a few matching sewing cases, too. Measuring approx 4 x 5-1/2 x 1, they are zippered cases out of the same fabrics as the cushions. Unzip to reveal the standard (super-cheapie, sorry about that!) sewing kit stuff inside... it's functional, but not-great quality. I'd toss the guts and replace with nice scissors and a few spools of decent thread. (Keep the ripper, buttons, tape measure and safety pins in there... and the plastic needle case in there is kind of cool too!) I ordered them because they matched the tomatoes, and if you needed the case, THEY ARE a beautiful presentation!!! All four fabric choices are really pretty!!!
Oh my Gosh - Little Friends from Valerie Pfeiffer
If these aren't the cutest little people... they are each only 2 x 3 inches in size!!! Presented as small charts, they are coded for DMC floss, and each pattern has two charts -- one that highlights the cross stitches, the other that highlights any backstitching.
Absolutely precious, the birds are also offered in other larger designs by Valerie -- pictured on our inside pages. They are 'kind of pricey' -- we are aware of that -- but I guess it's less expensive than planning a trip to the UK just to bring a few home!
Halloween and Christmas are Just Around the Corner!!!!!... from The Glasshopper
Well kind of....! The Glasshopper has made you the prettiest petite glass-topped pins that all of your holiday pin cushions and needlework cases NEED! Jennifer is a glass artist and is making the most delightful pins with charming miniature sculptures topping each.
Wooden Thread Boards from The Primitive Hare
We have a delightful selection of 8 different thread boards that have been lovingly handmade in Italy by The Primitive Hare!!! Here are three... but make sure to click the pic to see the rest! Something fun to tuck into a cool sewing case or sewing basket, each of these is a cut-out that has been painted (on both sides) in some way, and then distressed (on both sides).
About 1/8 an inch thick, the whitewashed mermaid measures 3 x 8-ish. The whitewashed Rocking Horse is about 4 x 5, and the whitewashed Sea Horse is about 3 x 5-1/2 Tie a few threads through the holes, and JUST ENJOY having these!!!
Vintage Stitching Treasury by Suzanne McNeill
This 224-page book brings you hundreds (over 400) of patterns that have appeared on vintage linens since the late 1880's. After the lessons about which kind of artwork was popular in each of the decades, there is more history about color... then instructions about tea-dying and crayon tinting. I had not really realized the differences in the artwork till I studied this. Evidently the 1920s saw the birth of assigning household tasks to the different days of the week -- laundry, shopping ironing. Art Deco designs appeared in the 30's. Girls fighting the wind to hang laundry was 'the thing' in the 40's! This book is full of absolutely CHARMING artwork you can use for embroidery on towels, tablecloths, aprons... you name it.
The introduction talks about 'everyone who is lucky enough to have a small collection of old linens embroidered by mothers or grandmothers feeling the hands reaching across the years.' The pages feature actual sized patterns. You will have to trace to transfer and so can enlarge or shrink if you need to change sizes. (Unfortunately, these are not iron-on transfers.) We decided today, that these pictures would all make fun COLORING BOOK pictures as well! In keeping with the coloring book craze right now... here is another way to enjoy these antique, retro and utterly charming designs!
Button Posies from The Scarlett House
What a cute bitty set of fob and matching cushion! I love the colors of Gentle Art flosses -- Grasshopper, Country Redwood, Soot, Old Hickory, Chalk, Piney Woods and Black Licorice, the cushion measures 95 x 71, while the baby fob is just 29 x 36!
Garnished with 4 black buttons... this is so simple, but so striking! Offered as the chart.
Miniature Sampler Scissor Fobs
Kim's Needle Needfuls has beautiful new miniature sampler scissor fobs! She has taken images of antique samplers, shrunk them down into bitty 1-inch miniatures, and mounted them into lovely antiqued brass findings (they are even pretty on the back). Then she's chosen glass, shell and brass beads, and strung them together to complement the tiny featured sampler! Each Sampler Scissor Fob is unique... every one is different... but we chose ALL vintage colors to complement the brass and the sampler.
Each fob from clam-shell end to sampler finial bead measures about 5 inches. These are LOVELY! Very nicely done, classy, and I'm having a really hard time choosing my favorite!!! Some are deep blue, soft green, antiqued reads and roses... golds... if you have a color preference, just ask. If you order an assortment -- we'll mix the colors and samplers for you.
With Needle and Thread from Samplers Not Forgotten
What a CHARMING sampler design by Samplers Not Forgotten! *My Soul is fed with Needle and Thread.* I love everything about this piece!!!!! Presented as a chart, it is for anyone who loves to stitch! Worked on 36ct, it'll finish approx 11-1/2 x 8-1/2. Stitched with Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks of Lexington Green, Roasted Marshmallow, Garden Gate, Endive, Wheat Fields, Brown Hen, Deep Fennel and Eggshell, the border is different all the way around.
Pretty white flowers, the scissors adorn the right edge while the spools of thread adorn the opposite. Your initials are on here nice and big -- because you are important! The flower urn is pretty just by itself, but so is the little yellow house with the band sampler below! Can you see the special stitches between the rows? There is a thimble on there... and the bottom band is a tape measure!!!!! Then, for a special touch -- choose some pretty antique buttons to embellish here and there... just so pretty!
20 To Make - Mini Cross Stitch from Michael Powell
Oh.... More of Michael Powell -- in MINIATURE!
Everything you love about Michael Powell's artwork -- only in bitty size! This is a softcover book -- 6 x 8-1/2 inches in size, that features 48 pages of 20 TINY designs of Michael's! We've just received tons of cute scissor fob kits, and some darling well-wishes mini designs -- this little book has MORE -- most of them companion the larger designs. (The largest design in here is 55 stitches!)
Mini florals, cupcakes, landscapes, even a birthday cake... there are also two borders in here that you can stitch and stitch and stitch to go around a basket or something! Possibilities are endless! Coded for Anchor, but easily converted to DMC... you can stitch these on ANY count or weave of fabric -- White is the color of choice!
New Arrivals from Michael Powell
We have Scissor Fob kits, bookmarks, and small charts all featuring Michaels charming signature artwork. Brilliant colors, everything is worked in regular WHOLE Cross Stitch, he just likes to add all the backstitching that goes 'herky-jerky'/hither-and-thither' everywhere! How can these NOT make you smile???
Click the pic to see the bookmarks and small designs -- both pictures and those awesome fob sets! (And DO NOT hide your bookmark in a book -- frame it, for heaven's sake!) and... watch for matching design across the offerings -- fobs that match bookmarks, that sort of thing.
There's even MORE!
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