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Shadows of Halloween & October Stamp Kit from Pine Mountain Designs
Midnight from Barbara Ana
Barbara Ana has a new design that features a verse by William Shakespeare -- *Tis now the very witching time of night...* and it's a really fun piece! The sleepy village along the bottom with a couple of prowling cats, there are two witches (I think -- because of the brooms) and a gorgeous floral basket that honestly, could be stitched just by itself and be lovely! Coded for DMC floss, the stitch count is only 106 x 117, so it'll finish approx 6-1/2 x 7 on 32ct.
What we think is also cool, is the pretty finishing treatment on this. The finished piece doesn't fit the frame! This opens up so many possibilities for antique frames you have laying round -- or one from a flea market. Choose -- in this case -- two fabrics that coordinate to your flosses, and the wool pennies shown in the pic. Barbara Ana has attached her needlework with some gigantic X-stitches and then added tho wool 'pennies!!!' What a neat presentation! Offered as the chart, you have several fabric options, and we can choose some coordinating Weeks Dye Works wool schnigglet cuts to make your pennies -- you'll need 5 cuts.
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.
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has a pretty new monochromatic design which is presented on linen. Finishing approx 8 x 4 on 32ct... this offers LOTS of choices for you!
Choose any fabric you like, and any thread color -- the hand-dyed always seem to present best for these types of designs, because you get just a hint of color depth in there. Stitch it plain, or add opalescents, beads, even maybe some penny-rug wools to the border??? Millions of possibilities! Offered as a chart.
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!
Sewing Machine and Scissor Needle Minders
from Kelmscott Designs
Kelmscott has a pair of new needle minders reminiscent of a cameo-style broach. The Victorian sewing machine is against a *shrimp! colored* background -- I don't know how to describe it better.
The elegant scissors are against a deep sky blue color... one of the shop gals 'saw a skull face at the bottom of the handles!* Do you see it? The finger holes are the eyes?? So interesting what your brain will tell your eyes to see!!!
Kelmscott's classic needle minders are great for refrigerator magnets, as well as keepers of the needle!
Spooks and Spells and Magic Potion Scissors
from Kelmscott Designs
Kelmscott has taken her "Lorna Doone" butter cookie Lace scissors and colored them for Halloween! Rinky-Dinky colored scissors to tuck into fun cases and attach to showy stitched scissor fobs... these are kind of fun! Kelmscott's LACE scissor design -- we think they remind us of Lorna Doone Butter Cookies... and NOTHING is scary about that!
Just for fun... bright colors... scissors measure 2-3/4 inches long with 1/2 inch blades. They cut OK... not too awkward in your hand... they are meant for decoration rather than your favorite 'go-to' stitching scissor.
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.
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!!!!!
Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects
This is a 126 page softcover book published by Leisure Arts that features WONDERFUL, CLASSIC baby designs among other things! Of note is the gingham baby alphabet full of cute baby animals, the classic Praying Hands and Da Vinci's La Scapigliata in sepia tone.
Then there is a newborn sleeping baby and little feet... all of this waiting for your personalization for a baby memory. STUNNING designs, the book also includes lots of florals and very involved animal scenes. I know you'll appreciate the designs in the book -- but most especially the classic baby designs.
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!
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Country Cottage Needleworks has begun an assortment of 'Classic Ornaments.' This is the second in her new set presented as small charts. Stitched on 32 linen -- or anything else you want -- this finishes approx 3 x 3, and is worked with DMC floss and a bit of Geranium Sampler Thread. Garnished with a star button, the sample has been finished into a small hanging pillow ornament.
Join our auto-ship if you want to collect her entire set... we include the button with the chart but not fabric each time.
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.
from With Thy Needle & Thread
A wisp of a thing, this is worked over one thread on 32ct linen using overdyed flosses. It fits into the watch face pieces Brenda has used in some of her Halloween pieces.
Stitch count is only 39 x 43... so even a small scissor fob would be cool. Offered as a small chart, watch finding available separately.
October's Secret Needle Night Design: One Happy Cat!
We're celebrating Halloween this month with a big 'ol grinning cat! He's stitched over two on 18ct Natural Linen and finishes approx 5 x 5. Lots of Very Velvet thread makes him look soft and Softsheen Fyre Werks for his teeth just makes his grin all the more dramatic. We found some metallic Rik-rak for his wiskers -- thought that was a festive touch!
Our Secret Needle Night design for October, Happy Cat comes with his chart, threads, fabric, trim, needles and a recipe for a yummy chocolate cake complete with salted caramels!!
October Eves from Just Nan
Just Nan's Fall releases have arrived!
A verse by poet Humbert Wolfe: 'Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings now for October Eves!'
Stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage Belfast Linen with DMC and Gentle Art threads, this finishes a petite 4-1/2 inches square. Nan has scattered black and bronze glass beads here and there, and accented the garden gate with a hand-painted-by-Nan pumpkin! Offered as a leaflet with embellishments.
Boris Bat from Just Nan
Oh My gosh -- isn't this the cutest little guy??? The Halloween Edition of Nan's tiny ornaments Boris is hanging upside down! He features two different color combinations -- one on each side, and he's garnished with a swirl hanger, an orange bow tie bead, and a sparkly garland of midnight-colored hex beads that you string onto his wings. He's stitched on the new 32ct Storm Linen by Picture This Plus using DMC floss and a bit of black metallic braid.
Just a cute thing to have 'hang'in around!' Offered as a small chart with beads, tiny paper banner and swirl hanger. Fabric available separately. (Boris is part of your Just Nan Ornament Set, so he's coming on your auto-ship!)
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.
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.
from Needlework Press
Something to save away for Springtime stitching it seems... this rabbit design has been charted from an old drawing rescued out of an antique shop. Stitch him over one or two threads, Needlework Press discusses adding trims or special stitches to the egg, and various finishing treatments for this little guy.
The gingham fabric he is stitched on gives him an old fashioned charm as well. Over two on the check, he finishes approx 7 x 10-1/2 -- actually quite large. The smaller 'mattress' size depends on your fabric choice for this 101 x 153 stitch count design.
Ghosts Fly Free! from Historic Handworkes
Something cute for the Holiday, ghosts are definitely the honored guests in this piece! Choose a medium-shaded fabric so the ghosts and their opalescent stitches show up... stitch count is 198 x 68. The pattern calls for 6 different Petite Treasure Braid metallics -- those show up in the fire and brew coming from the cauldron.
Satin stitched broom bristles bats and words over one thread and a couple of bat buttons... just a simple piece for fun! We love that little wooden base with the ball as legs, too! Offered as a chart.
Pumpkin of Leaves from Bent Creek
Bent Creek's 5th design in this set... Pumpkin of Leaves joins Hearts, Shamrocks, Easter Eggs, and Flag of Stars -- all fun designs stitched on 18ct linen with hand-dyed #5 Pearl Cotton.
Finishing approx 6 x 6, the colors in this are yummy!!! DMCs of 921, 976, 301,400, 869, 3021 and 822... everything is worked with only one strand, and because of the large count linen... this will finish in really just a few hours!! I love that little owl on there, too! Offered as the kit of chart, linen, and Pearl Cotton -- but you'll need your #20 or #22 needle!!!
Spooky Spinners Snappers
from Bent Creek
(Repeat the 5 times and keep the words straight!) Bent Creek has released parts two and three of its newest little Halloween row medley of designs. Under the Stairs and Spooky... these are two 3 x 3 designs that could make individual ornament designs... small stand-up cubes... or just fit into the border to haunt with their companion designs. Offered as small charts, each comes with a snap embellishment.
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!!!
Presenting Lizzie Kate's Things Unseen Mystery Sampler!
We have a few more details to share about Linda's upcoming Mystery Sampler that will ship in three parts, beginning this November and continuing through December and January. Things Unseen is a year-round design with beautiful "heart" felt words to live by... any day... all seasons. Thread and fabric details follow -- lots of choices!!!!!
Eat More Candy! from AB Designs
Meet little Lindybug -- The Happy Pumpkin Girl! She's dressed in purple with green polka dots, and advertising CANDY as a dietary option! Stitched on Week's 30ct Chartreuse Linen with regular DMC floss... she has a whole collection of JABCO buttons surrounding her, and her dress is hemmed with a length of Dames of the Needle's bright hand-dyed mini-pom-pom fringe in a hot orange color!!! Too stinking CUTE!
Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 9... she needs to be finished into a flat door hanging, or a stand-up so she can keep guard over the Candy Bowl! Offered as the chart, we have the buttons packs separately, and we've tucked that bit of the orange pom-pom trim into the button pack sets.
A Fridge Art Update! MAKE MORE MAGNETS!!!
New next installment of the Frig Art Club ships October 1st! Amy says you'll get a turkey with a hat, a Martini olive on a skewer, a funky Martini glass and "I'm not sure... I think an acorn!"
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!
The Quaker Keeper from Amaryllis Artworks
This is a fun little round 'box' that is decorated with Quaker motifs. It features a lift-off lid, and can be worked on anything from 32 to 40ct linen, or even 16 or 18ct Aida. Choose a pretty hand-dyed thread so you aren't making a lot of color changes and work up the quick stitching.
I was kind of mortified to tell you that this is finished over an empty 12 oz tuna fish can, until I found out that a very Treasured Stitcher Friend of Denise's used to decorate tuna cans with lovely embroidery to sell for charity! Denise designed this piece with memories of her friend in mind! Certainly a creative finishing treatment -- she has presented excellent assembly instructions with good diagrams... do you remember the little worm that drives around in his tuna-fish-can convertible from the Richard Scary children's books??? Quaker Keeper is offered as a chart.
Today is a Good Day for A Good Day from The Sweetheart Tree
Kind of a fun verse to hang somewhere unexpected... this tiny reminder measures just 50 x 29 stitches... just 1-1/2 x 3 inches!!!!!! Worked on 35ct Lambswool Linen (nice and stiff so the holes stay open and don't move around on you) the featured colors are soft greens and teals that are accented with crystal paillettes and some Mill Hill Petite seed beads. Sandy's sterling silver bow charm is perched on there as well.
Might be fun as a small wedge paperweight on your desk! Offered as the complete kit of chart, fabric, needles, flosses, charm and beads.
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???
Health & Friendship from The Sweetheart Tree
Here are the next two in this set of 8 designs -- all sweet *Wishes For You.Friendship and Health are the next two. All will be identical in size -- approx 3 x 4 -- worked on 28ct Platinum Linen with coordinating and complimenting shades of flosses. The Wish in the center, and special stitches in each one to add texture and zip, Sandy has also added her lovely crystal paillettes (pronounced pie-yets, with the accent on yets) and a few beads as embellishments.
Pretty little things, each is presented in complete kit format -- chart, fabrics, everything. I imagine they'll take approx a year to release... we have 4 more designs in the set, so we're running an auto-ship on them. We can just automatically send them to you as they release. Very pretty, very 'Sweetheart-Tree-y!'
Click through to Sandie's page to see more new designs...
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... keeping the Halloween Collector's Edition company on our counter!!! Both are 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!
July, August & September Animal Cushions
Niky's set of 12 monthly animals continues with this charming trio of new releases! I love, love both the beehive and the rooster.. she has them finished into small pin cushions and tucked them into a basket. (Try cheating a bit... put a little pillow in the bottom, so it raises up all your cushions a little and they all show better!)
Anyway, this has been a charming little set of designs -- very relaxed and dusty colors, with pretty borders along the tops of the cushions -- so they look extra-cool all tucked together! (We have an auto-ship for these in case you've missed any!)
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!
Wreath House * Twice Blessed * Blissfully Unaware from Hands On Design
Here's a trio of Hands On's new things! Each one is so darn cute!!!
New from Puffin & Co!
All sorts of pretty new gadgets... Puffin's things look great poked in pin cushions, tucked into neat sewing cases or just hanging around on your magnetic board or filing cabinet!!! All handmade from nickel, copper and brass as part of a village re-vitalization work program in Thailand.
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!
Home for Christmas
from SamSarah Design Studio
Here's a delighfully cheerful banner that should welcome everyone home for Christmas!! Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Red Pear Linen in only 8 shades of Weeks (Aztec Red, Goldenrod, Grits, Havana, Island Breeze, Meadow, Morris Blue and Periwinkle) or DMC flosses, there are a few button garnishes on here, but you could always come up with more!
I love the curvy house and the tree, everything looks so happy and whimsical... it just makes you smile. Stitched size is approx 7 x 9, the snowflake hanger-topper is available separately if you choose that finishing option. Offered as a leaflet.
Don't miss Patti's other new things... including two new Christmas stockings.
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!
Winter Garden, Halloween Chronicles and The Shepherd's Love
from Cherished Stitches
Cherished Stitches has several new designs that are charming!!!!! Here are three that are packaged as complete kits to make precious pin cushion-sized pillows. Get a neat basket, line the bottom with fabric, felt balls or neat knitting yarns you haven't used yet, and use that to display all these small pillows you are slowly amassing! You don't need separate places scattered everywhere to display your collection of little pillows... put them all together in a huge basket so they make a statement together! They don't have to be the same seasons either... just a stunning display of your *tiny trophies!*
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.
Turkey Sausage from Plum Street Samplers
Once again, Plum Street has a really cute weenie dog piece the Fall Seasons! Joining Halloweenies, and Winter Wienerland, we now have Turkey Sausage!!!!! Just the cutest little guys dressed for the Holiday, they measure approx 4 x 12-1/2 on 32ct.
Worked in Gentle Art Sampler Threads, this would be a pretty piece to convert to the Simply Wools if you'd like a soft, coverlet-feel to it. Offered as a chart, Paulette has 5 other new releases... click the pic to see them all!
The Drawn Thread is in a Halloween Mood!!!!!
*Haunting Halloween* -- *Chillin'* -- *Full Moon*
Cynthia has sent some really cute new designs -- mostly on the smaller end of size -- so you can enjoy something new for the season -- and FINISH it in time!
All offered as charts, we have optional silk and embellishments packets available for a short time -- because we think that's an awesome extra option for you! We even sell the scissors she has pictured on her covers!!! Click the pics for design details...
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.
Le Linge de Blanche from Zaza Picque
Oh my gosh... I think this is laundry day!!! By Za Za Picque,(these come from France) this measures 110 x 79 stitches, is worked on an antique white linen, and coded for DMC or Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.
I just love this piece! Wouldn't it be pretty in a laundry room... or even better... sewn onto the front of a lingerie traveler bag? If you are an *organic gal* -- stitch it for the front of your wooden clothespin basket! Offered as a chart.
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 Reflects 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.
Sonny The Snowman Pendant
from Faby Reilly
Isn't his little guy CUTE????? He is a THREE-SIDED pendant stitched on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen with regular DMC flosses. Each of the three sides is an individual design -- Sonny, his mittens, and that charming top hat and bird perched atop. Each side measures approx 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. So if you construct this into the pendant, it'll make a generously sized tree ornament.
So cute and different, you can trim up the edges a little and make a neat beaded hanger if you like. Offered as a chart.
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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