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Announcing our 2015 Summer Stitching Event!
July 16, 17 & 18, 2015
Join us as we welcome Drawn Thread's Cynthia Zittel along with La D Da's Lori Markovic for 3 days of Fun & Stitching!!!

We've opened registration for this year's Festivities with Cynthia and Lori... and we hope you're joining us at The Silver Needle in Tulsa! Wednesday and Thursday's Stitching Lounges get you ready for Thursday Evening's yummy dinner. Friday and Saturday offer all-day classes and merriment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Offered as a leaflet.

Yellow Submarine from Blackbird Designs - click for more Blackbird's Yellow Submarine is here!!!
After months of waiting, we once again, have Barb and Alma's Yellow Submarine leaflet back in stock!!!!! *The Suits* somewhere were a bit concerned with legal mumbo-jumbo and didn't think we stitchers should have the right to stitch this darling pattern! Barb and her wonderful loyalty to The Beatles won out... and here is the remaining design in her Magical Mystery Tour celebrating her favorite Beatles songs!

Finishing approx 6 x 8 on 32ct Cedar Plank Linen... I am sorry to tell you that Lakeside Linens has never delivered our fabric order we placed last September for this pattern. It's time to get creative, and look at something like Week's Tin Roof, or a neat Copper Penny-ish or a neat teal for this. Flosses are all Gentle Art Sampler Threads or regular DMC.

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

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

January 2015 Secret Needle Night: Love is in the Air! - click to see more
January 2015 Secret Needle Night: Love is in the Air!
Flying in -- just in time for Valentine's Day -- our tiny airplane is dragging I Love You balloons across the sky! Stitched on 18ct linen -- (just like the Shepherd's Bush stockings) -- with Velvets and Fyre Werks metallic ribbons, it's just a quick little thing.

We ventured far from traditional red, pink, black and white for Valentines Day... and love our little Love-Plane! Mona's finishing kit includes everything you need to construct and trim this 3-1/2 x 9 stand-up wedge -- complete with the rik-racked ribbon!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lizzie Kate's A Little Luck Lizzie Kate's ABC's of Faith - click for more Lizzie Kate's 3 Little Words Flip-Its
Sneak Previews of Lizzie Kate's February Releases!
OH... new things are on the way, and Linda promises them by Valentine's Day, 2015!
  • A Little Luck Another tiny design (companions a Little Christmas, Halloween, Love... there are lots of these!) finishing about 3 x 3, this will be perfect for St Patrick's Day this year. It comes kitted with 32ct Lambswool linen, a golden horseshoe charm and a bit 'o luck included for free! Super cute and quick to stitch!
  • ABC's of Faith The newest ABC design, Linda has packed this one with more good lessons for love and life. It'll come with Weeks Dye Works flosses -- you choose your fabric. These are always classy and humbling. We have models of them all in the shop and people really do stand and read them. The Cats and Dogs rules (available in chartpacks) are wonderful for groomers and vets. Lots of these others are really appropriate for Dr waiting rooms and therapist offices... and classrooms!
  • 3 Little Words Flip-Its Linda has 14 small phrases that she has paired into seven new Flip-its. Three words in each saying, two sayings in each card. OK... 14 + 7 + 3 + 2... Oh wait... skip the math and just stitch them! This will be a 7-card series of short inspirations! First three cards ship in Feb... more details to follow about grouping them together to customize your own sampler. We'll do an auto-ship and fabric math for you!!!


It's time for our Annual Secret Needle Night Pre-Pay Special!

If you pay for January through November of 2015's kits... you'll get next December's kit for FREE! This counts for Mona's Finishing Kits as well! If you choose the Finishing Kit option, we will charge January through June now, and July through November in July $286.80 now, and $239 in July.

The Secret Needle Nights are our exclusive designs -- we work them on large count fabric, and use specialty threads. You can always do them on teeny-weeny counts too... but sometimes it's really nice to grab something easy on the eyes that takes only a few hours to work up. Our designs are usually 5 x 5-ish, seasonal or holiday in theme... and Mona's finishing kits are offered on an optional basis. Very easy to see -- I promise -- and always cute! (Some previous SNNs are still pictured lower down on our SNN pages...)

Snow Sampler from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see lots more Snow Sampler
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Country Cottage Needleworks has a charming new piece -- lots of white stitches make a wintery sampler. Worked on Natural Linen, on 32ct it finishes approx 5 x 8. If you have some lovely deep gray or a restful blue or green, those background fabrics would be lovely for this one, as well.

Just choose a fabric color that accents all the pretty white stitches. Maybe even blend in some opalescent metallic filament with the white??? Coded for DMC, the only hand-dyed floss used is Baby Spinach by Gentle Art. Lots of opportunities for scattered beads, a glass snowflake treasure and maybe even a little sticky-out clay carrot nose for that little snowman! Offered as a chart.

Classic Ornament #5 Christmas Cheer from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see lots more Christmas Cheer
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Country Cottages 5th in her Classic Ornament Collection, we think the finishing on this is darling! Coded for DMC floss, the embellishment is a simple white clay star.

Finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3 on 32ct -- a nice size for an ornament -- not something that covers the whole tree just by itself!!!

Old Colonial, #1 of 2015 The Sampler Tree Ornament Series from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Old Colonial, #1 of the 2015 The Sampler Tree Ornament Series
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks is beginning a new set of Sampler-Inspired ornaments in 2015 -- the first one -- Old Colonial is here now. Worked on 32 count linen, it finishes approx 3-1/2 inches square. Diane offers another way to work with your over-dyed threads, and has stitched this model with that technique.

Pull your two strands of over-dyed floss, but reverse the direction of one of the strands. (Technically, you are now working with one thread against its grain... but life goes on, and it's OK!!) Then, stitch across your entire row, and return. That way, you are getting the mottled effects of the hand-dyed variations but not stitching whole X's at one time. Make sense? Old Colonial is presented in small chart format, and we will be offering an auto-ship for the charts. Fabrics are due to vary almost monthly, we can send you something lovely each time if you opt for the fabric cut!


Leona's Sewing Box from Blackbird Designs - click for more Leona's Sewing Box
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma have a new leaflet -- a small homestead sampler piece -- dedicated to Barb's mother, Leona. It is worked on 32ct linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads and fits into the top and inside compartments of Lone Elm Lane's Square Queen Crown Box. The main design finishes approx 6 x 6 and features colors of Aged Pewter, Antique Rose, Endive, Garden Gate, Lexington Green, Mountain Mist, Old Red Paint, Parchment, Sable, Tin Bucket and Woodrose -- all lovely, soft and dusty.

The Lone Elm Box is also a light dusty gray -- it comes closest to Week's Seagull color. It measures approx 8 x 8 x 3-1/2 and features a pull out tray insert of two sections. Barb and Alma have designed two small cushions to line those tiny spaces... a basket and pair of birds perched atop spools of thread. A pretty piece both inside and out! Leona's Sewing Box is offered as a leaflet, the box is separate!

Christmas Trifles from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Christmas Trifles
from Shepherd's Bush
Teri Richards has another *Trifles* leaflet -- Christmas -- to go along with Halloween and Valentines -- a single card chart with a trio of small designs worked on a variety of unique fabrics.

A darling swirly bulb on 30ct Aztec Red, a little house-on-a-hill on the new natural/polka dot linen, and Happy Christmas on 32 Olive, this is a nice set of smaller designs that you can do a lot with. Just for fun, there are JABCO buttons to garnish, and you can even work in bits of metallic.


The first 4 of the Joyful Journal Series from Heart in Hand - click for more
The Joyful Journal Series from Heart in Hand
Here are the the first 4 of Heart in Hand's new series of small card designs! $5.00 each... each design has something cute *inside its box*... but Cecilia wants you to *stitch OUTSIDE of the box* as well -- she's added little border motifs around the top edges, too.

Finishing approx 3 x 3 each, (that can change based on your fabric choice), get out your thread stash... and maybe find a lonely button or two... and start stitching!!! We'll auto-ship this cute little set of cards... first four are now here. They call for 30ct Confederate Grey Weeks Linen, and use Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds. Let us know if we can help you with fabric... 1/2 a yard will do all 12. Aren't they cute??

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

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

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

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

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

Gone Fishing Globe from Bent Creek - click for more Gone Fishing Globe from Bent Creek
Oh I bet there are lots of you out there that would rather be fishing than staying home to work this week!!! Bent Creek's annual Snow Globe kit arrived in the mail today, and it is darling!!! An Eskimo ice fishing with his little penguin buddy... the hook is a CANDY CANE!!!

Offered as a complete kit, this is stitched on 18ct Natural Linen with flosses and size 5 Pearl Cotton, it is embellished with tiny beads for the snowflakes and golden star buttons. Like all the rest of these (I think our set is up to at least 12 now) it finishes approx 6 x 6. Too Cute!

Tiny Nativity from Bent Creek - click for more Tiny Nativity
from Bent Creek
Quite a historic event is taking place in this tiny 24 x 24 stitch count manger scene!!!! 12 Different colors of hand-dyeds in this little guy, if you work it over one thread on something small it'll finish LESS than an inch in size!

On 14ct -- it'll be 1-1/2 inches. Offered as a small chart, there are a few gold seed beads in here for the sparkling stars in the sky!!

Grandma Kringle's Winter's Night Grandma Kringle's Kringle's Hot Chocolate Grandma Kringle's
This is a new collection of designs for us... Kimberly, the Artist, must be Grandma Kringle!!! She has sent 5 new designs, all in small chart format... I thought these two were cute for Just Arrived. Make sure you see the other three of her premier designs.

Kringle's Hot Chocolate is the largest at 7 x 9-ish, then a trio of 4 x 4 ornaments, and finally *All is Calm.* We are so glad to welcome a new designer to our shop!!!

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

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

Tools of the Trade - Part IV from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
Tools of the Trade - Part IV
from Blackberry Lane Designs
A little sewing can!! Stitch the redwork around the sides and make a cushion for the top -- the artwork on here matches everything on the smaller pieces in this set!

The 3 x 3 clear paint can source is listed on the chart... part IV is offered in chart form, just like the other three parts!

Neutral Colors  Floss Set from Classic Colorworks - click to see more The North Pole Express from Classic Colorworks
Classic Colorworks has commissioned Little House Needlework's Diane Williams (his mom!) to create this charming chart to highlight his flosses!

Offered as a little *freebie* with the purchase of the 5-pack of necessary hand-dyed Classic Colorworks flosses... you can choose just about any fabric you wish to make this your very own! Stitch count is approx 90 x 50.

Christmas Fruit Basket from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Christmas Fruit Basket from Threadwork Primitives
This is a pretty piece -- very traditional in personality -- simple and sedate. It'd be pretty as a small cushion tucked onto a chilly windowsill!

Offered as a chart, it can be worked on anything you like -- the stitch count is 113 x 54. Choose the Sampler Threads of Old Hickory, Country Redwood, Terra Cotta, Forest Glade, Endive and Toasted Barley -- or DMC -- the six berries on the vine are Algerian Eyes over 4 threads.

Christmas Magic from AB Designs - click for more Christmas Magic
from AB Designs
Oh... Amy does a Santa Claus every year, and this year, he brought his *Mrs* along!!! The happy couple is worked on 30ct Snow Squall hand-dyed linen with regular DMC flosses. Her fur is trimmed with silvery glass bugle beads, and she has a tiny pearl necklace!

Finishing approx 6-1/2 inches square, they are colorful, charming and so cheerful! Offered as the chart with beads and pearls offered separately. TOO CUTE!!

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

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

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

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

Pine Mountain Perhaps Christmas Kit -- click to see more Perhaps Christmas
from Pine Mountain Designs
Ooohhh, from The Grinch! *What if Christmas he thought, doesn't come from a store... what if Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more...*

Pine Mountain has sent a cute Christmas pillow kit that features bright red and green fabrics along with a 14ct Khaki Aida fabric center. Your cross stitching goes in the center of the approx 9-1/2 x 14-inch premade pillow. Including all the flosses, the pillow and chart... all you need is the muslin stuffer form to make it puffy!
Neutral Colors  Floss Set from Classic Colorworks - click to see more Simply Beautiful Floss Set from Classic Colorworks - click to see more Bright Floss Set from Classic Colorworks - click to see more Classic Floss Set from Classic Colorworks - click to see more Primitive Floss Set from Classic Colorworks - click to see more
Classic Colorworks Floss Assortments
The Classic Colorworks Folks have gathered various hand-dyed 6-strand floss colors in their line and made some fun collections out of them! Kind of *Starter Packs* of their more popular colors, each one follows a specific color scheme. See which ones are your favorites!

Little House Needleworks has tucked a small bonus chart inside each packet -- stitch it with the included sample skein of Belle Soie Silk OR some of your pretty new flosses!

Christmas Tree of Ornaments from Bent Creek - click for more Christmas Tree of Ornaments from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has a new Holiday design... continuing their set of things worked on 18ct linen. #5 Pearl Cottons, this one is a tree shape filled with ornaments. Cute and very quick.... you could even leave off the word 'Merry' and finish this as a triangle stand-up -- or even poke it onto a stick!

Offered as the kit of chart, linen, threads and needle, the stitch count is only 52... so if you do another version of it on little fabric, it'd be a darling bitty ornament!!!

Liberty Bell from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Liberty Bell from Kathy Barrick of Carriage House
Here's a neat piece by Carriage House's Kathy Barrick. With a stitch count of 106 x 99, it's not very large and is worked with DMC colors of 3777, 832, 3011, 677 and 310 -- NOT red, white and blue!!!!! The chart has the outline for the bell shape you'll use to finish this... and you can (break the law, I think??!) by drilling a hole through a nickel and using it as the clapper like she has!

Really a very interesting piece, *Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. 1752.* Offered as the chart.

CW Designs Antique Toys Set One CW Designs Antique Toys Set Two CW Designs Antique Toys Set Three - click for more
Antique Toys from CW Designs
Oh my gosh... these are LOVELY designs full of nostalgia and charm... and LOTS of different DMC colors (like 50 to 60 each!!!!!) I don't know how to choose a favorite! Offered in chart format...
  • Set #1 has 'Anna's New Dress' -- approx 11 x 13 on 28ct and 'Jerry's Friends' -- 13-1/2 x 10 on 28.
  • Set #2 has 'Going for a Ride' -- 11 x 12, and 'Drawing Lessons' -- 14 x 10.
  • Set #3 features 'Story Time' -- 11 x 12, and 'The Train Ride' -- 8-1/2 x 15.
Very detailed and beautifully shaded, their antique flavor is just stunning! Pretty for a nursery or as pillows on an old chair or shelf!

Antiqued Bronze Finish Scissors - click for more Antiqued Bronze Finish Scissors
Here is a trio of embroidery scissors -- each with a neat bronze finish and decorative handles. As you use them, the finish will gather a patina and they'll look aged and loved! A fun alternative to gold and silver scissors!
  • The 4-inch curvy ones (BTB) feature a blunt point. They are super-cool tucked into antiqued sewing cases... very old-fashioned looking. Choose them more for their decorative qualities rather than precision cutting.
  • The 5-inch storks (Stork Brz) have a sharper tip and the classic stork bird design.
  • The 5-inch embroidery (STB) also have a sharper tip and kind of a gothic or cathedral cut flavor to them. They actually feel pretty good to cut with, because they are so long and slender.

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

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

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

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

Paris Rive Gauche from Perrette Samouiloff - click for more
Paris Rive Gauche
from Perrette Samouiloff
Oh, what a charming scene of a girl in Paris for the day!!! By Perrette Samouiloff, this 90 x 215 stitch count design finishes approx 6-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 28ct linen. You can split apart the elements to make some smaller pieces if you like -- just get that Eiffel Tower in them!!!

Coded for DMC floss, this is just a simple thing that caught my eye! Do something fun with it! Offered as a chart.



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


Just Nan's Newest Designs Have Now Arrived!!!!

Gingerbread Angel Mouse by Just Nan -- click to see more! Gingerbread Angel Mouse from Just Nan
A darling little angel complete with a gold halo sequin and brass wings, Gingerbread Angel is this year's Limited Edition Christmas Mouse ornament. (You will receive one if you are on the JN Ornament Auto-ship.) Her cheeks are tiny hearts stitched over one thread, and her dress is decorated with roses.

Just like all the other Gingerbread Mice, she comes as a small chart with her tail, halo, wings, her brass button base, a 'Joy' banner and a smattering of gold beads for embellishments.

Gingerbread Garden Cube by Just Nan -- click to see more! Gingerbread Garden Cube from Just Nan
Oh how pretty, this is a precious 1-1/2 inch cube stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen with just 9 colors of DMC floss. The Gingerbread Garden is filled with peppermints, candy canes swirly lollipops and white sugar icing... all Christmas Candy Delights! Stitched all as one piece, you 'fold' the sections together to construct the tiny cube.
THEN... if you want... make it into an ornament, OR add ANY of your Gingerbread Mice to the top of it!!!!! (I'd leave Witchy Mouse to her own devices...)

Offered as a small chart with gold metallic and red & white striped bead embellishments, the Mouse on top and the Gingerbread Man pin are offered separately. Stitched on the awesome 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus!

Ginger Holly Man Pin by Just Nan -- click to see more! Ginger Holly Man Pine
from Just Nan
A new Charm Garden Pin to attach one of your Gingerbread Mice to the Gingerbread Cube... this perfect little man is embellished with a satin holly leaf and red crystal.

He'll look wonderful poked into lots of your Chrismtas cushions!

2013 Gingerbread Jingle Mouse by Just Nan -- click to see more! An Encore Appearance of 2013's Gingerbread Jingle Mouse! from Just Nan
Nan's darling little Mousie ornament from last year is being made available for a few weeks in November of this year -- to celebrate the debut of her new sister -- Gingerbread Angel Mouse! If you missed her last year, or just want to stitch another -- we'll have her charts available for a short time.
Some of Nan's annual ornaments are sold out, but still available are:
  • Batty Boris (currently new)
  • Lorelei Lamb
  • Little Princess Snow
  • Oakley Owlet
  • Cardinal Tweet
  • Barnaby in Bloom

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

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

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

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

    Magnetic Needle Nanny Sewing Machine from Puffin & Company - click to see more Sewing Machine Needle Nanny from Puffin & Co
    Puffin has a new metal needle-keeper... her pretty trio of nickel, copper and brass has been crafted into a sewing machine motif! Just 1-1/8 an inch in size, this features a super-duper rare-earth magnet on the back to attract your needles -- and even scissors.

    A charming little piece, use it as a needle minder or fridge magnet... or even something pretty on your file cabinet!!!!!

    Flake Buddy Bug - click to see more Flake Buddy Bug
    from Faby Reilly Designs
    This is THE CUTEST LITTLE THING!!!! He's a little Happy New Year Snowman -- finished into a Humbug shape. He has feet, a felt hat, a wool scarf, (you can cut a bit of wool, or you can KNIT one!) and tiny broom that you make out of floss!!!!! He is worked on 32ct white/opalescent linen and is approx 3 inches in size.

    The stitching is minimal. There is a little more to the finishing... but the chart supplies 7 pictures for the tiny felt hat, 19 more pics of the broom in its creative process, then 15 MORE pics of the whole thing being put together! Way too cute!

    Gardeners Paint from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Gardeners Paint from Just Another Button Company
    Just Another Button Company has charted the 4th block of Art to Heart's Garden song quilt... this one says *Gardeners use flowers as paint, soil and sky as canvas.* Stitch it for the one with the green thurmbs in your family!

    Stitched on the soft peachy Baby's Breath 30ct hand-dyed linen be Weeks Dye Works, it is charted for DMC or hand-dyed flosses, and is garnished with a small sampling of buttons and a pair of clay bees. It finishes aprox 7-1/2 inches square... and has three other companion designs for the gardening-lover in your life!

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

    Franzi 1870 from Reflets de Soie - click to see more Franzi 1870 from Reflets de Soie
    All of you Berlin Woolwork and antique sampler lovers will appreciate this gorgeous design by Relects de Soie. Even the plain chart is so fun to look at -- I just want to devour it all NOW!!!!! Charted for Soie d' Alger or DMC floss -- 64 different colors -- the stitch count of this is 345 x 436 so it'll finish approx 19 x 24 even on 36ct linen! The top portion is full of traditional Berlin Woolwork motifs all worked in Cross Stitch -- the alphabet is eyelets, I believe. (Instructions are in French... but easy to translate on-line.)

    The 18 bottom sections are all Bargello and some special stitches -- these are all charted in different colors so you can tell the thread color placements. Just lovely...!

    Gentle Heart from Cherished Stitches - click to see more Gentle Heart from Cherished Stitches
    Cherished Stitches has a charming new mini-pillow design that we love!!! *Needle and Thread doth engage her gentle heart* is the verse on this small sampler. Louise is continuing to present her designs in this fun pin cushion format -- the chart with bit of coordinating finishing fabric, some trim of some sort and sometimes a small button.

    Gentle Heart is stitched on 32ct Linen with Anchor flosses. Louise has hand-dyed the lace trim and chosen some vintage buttons to adorn. Your little kit comes everything but the bit of stuffing!     A Silver Needle Exclusive -- Thank-You, Louise!
    She has released 'A Country Christmas' and 'Random Happiness' as well... make sure to peek at her pages to see them as well!

    Blue Bunting from With Thy Needle & Thread -- click to se lots more
    Blue Bunting
    from With Thy Needle & Thread
    A sweet little bluebird worked with one ply of floss over one on 32ct Platinum linen... get out the magnifier! Using just bits of hand-dyed floss, this fits into one the new watch-face charm frames we have.

    Quick finishing, I'm not sure where you'd put this... maybe a basket tie or something small... but it is pretty!


    Hangin with Jack - Spooky Spinners Snappers from Bent Creek - click for more Broom Witch and Mouse - Spooky Spinners Snappers from Bent Creek - click for more Spooky Spinners -- Finished!
    from Bent Creek
    Panels #4 and #5 -- small 3 x 3 designs -- arrived today via UPS! Elizabeth and Marcia made a 5-panel scene of cute Halloween mischief -- connecting them all together with a massive spider web full of attitude! Actually, each of these smaller designs are cute by themselves... take a look at them.

    Spooky Spinners Snappers Complete Model from Bent Creek - click for moreTogether, they make a 3 x 15-ish piece, stitched on Weeks 30ct Tin Roof, with various brands of hand-dyed flosses. Don't know why they are called 'spinners', but this set is particularly cute. All five small designs are available... make up your own border if you dare, or purchase the Bent Creek version.


    Lula's Stocking 2014 from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Lula's Stocking
    from Shepherd's Bush
    Shepherd's Bush has released their 2014 Annual Christmas Stocking! Named after Grandmother Lula, it features a garden girl with a charming dress, and a tiny farmhouse with sheep grazing on the hills.

    Stitched on 18ct Natural linen with yummy shades of DMC, Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works #5 Pearl Cottons, her charm packet has lots of fun things to embellish.

    Hand-dyed baby rik-rak, a silver crown, pretty purple glass flower, and lots of tiny hand-dyed buttons... the charms are offered separately from the stocking leaflet.

    Shining Star from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
    Shining Star
    from The Drawn Thread
    Cynthia Zittel has a pretty new Christmas Tree design -- the lacy green boughs are loaded with red berries and birds, along with glistening petite gold seed beads and lots of gold metallic threads. The stitch count is 43 x 148 -- it finishes approx 3 x 10 on 32ct Natural Belfast -- and specializes in a light, lacy Christmassy personality.

    Our first offering of charts includes the silks, metallics and beads. After our initial shipment sells out... no more accessory/thread packs will be available.

    A very pretty little piece, as always, you are treated to TONS of pretty specialty stitches in here. Cynthia's charts are *Stitcher's Candy!!!!*

    Click through to see the final designs in the Alphabet Ornaments series.

    Playing with Jax from The Cricket Collection - click to see more 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 - click to see more 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.

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

    Olde Fashioned Safety Pins - click for more
    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.


    Laugh With Flowers from Just Another Button Company - click to see more 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!


    JBW's 296 French Country Witch - click to see more JBW's 297 Halloween Alphabet - click to see more JBW's Miss Mary's Sampler - click to see more JBW's 299 Scandinavian Ornaments I - click to see more JBW's 300 Scandinavian Ornaments II - click to see more JBW's 301 Scandinavian Ornaments III - click to see more
    JBW has new offerings!
    • French Country Witch -- she's got bitty cats, crows and acorns in her dress! A different take on Halloween -- stitched with only one color of hand-dyed black.
    • Halloween Alphabet -- A petite piece -- 4 x 9 on 32ct, it uses 11 different shades of overdyeds -- but you might be able to get away with fewer if your stash is good!
    • Miss Mary's Sampler -- 5 x 8-1/2 on 32ct linen, Judy has re-charted this 216 year-old sampler! Both old and new colorways are offered.
    • Scandinavian Ornaments I, II and III -- A set of 9 designs stitched on opalescent or antique white linen they finish between 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inches depending on your choices. Can you see the dots in the backgrounds of the larger models? There are single stitches of opalescent #4 Braid on them!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Basket of Acorns Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more 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 - click to see more Spooky Night Sewing Case and Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more 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 Santa Ornament Old Saint Nicholas from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2014 Sampler Ornament Merry Chrismtas Wishes from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2014 Snowman Ornament Snowmen Everywhere from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
    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!

    Goodness and Grace Pin Cushion -- The Fold, Part 3 from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view 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!

    JABC pins for Goodness and Grace Pin Cushion -- The Fold, Part 3 from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view 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 - click to see more Pomegranate Pocket and Pincushion from Hands On Design
    Hands On Design has lots of new things... Pomegranate P & P is REAL CUTE... and is her Show Special from our Fall Trade Show! You'll need 30ct Aztec Red Weeks hand-dyed linen and a pretty finishing fabric to make this case... it uses just 4 colors of hand-dyed floss. The main case features a band of rick rack -- do you see it? It's garnished with cute Lazy Daisies, French Knots and Straight Stitches -- it reminds me of a caterpillar!!!

    The matching pin cushion is a SQUARE cube shape. When you see the shape of the chart, you'll instantly see how it fits together. Unusual colors, this is just a lovely set of pieces!! Offered as a chart. MAKE SURE to see the rest of Cathy's new things -- the acorns are darling and there is a cute Halloween piece!

    Presenting Eve -- Gingher's 2014 Limited Edition Designer Scissors & Shears
    Click here to see a page full of wonderful 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 4-inch Embroidery are perfect for fine needlework and thin threads.
    • The 5-inch Sewing are good for trimming seams and will cut a few layers of fabric.
    • The Shears are what we use in the shop to cut your cross-stitch fabrics, and are the heavy-duty answer to multiple layers, felts and wools... just everything.
    The spot colors follow DMC floss numbers 3012 and 3032. A mixture of mini-dots in Army and Creamy white against a black background, they look really cool with our Halloween Fobs!!!!! Subtle instead of bright and flowery this year, hand-dyed fabrics are going to look great on your stitched fobs!

    Teresa Layman The Good Earth -- click to see more Teresa Layman Over the Fence -- click to see more
    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 Miss Baxter's House -- click to see more Stacy Nash Thistles & Spells Pinkeep -- click to see more Stacy Nash Whaling Ship Sewing Tray and Pinkeep -- click to see more
    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!

    Old Hobson Meadow by The Purple Thread - click to see more Pairs of Pears by The Purple Thread - click to see more Sylvie's Penny Bag by The Purple Thread - click to see more Back to Spool by The Purple Thread - click to see more
    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....

    Snow Magical from SamSarah Design Studio Snow Magical
    from SamSarah Design Studio
    Patti from SamSarah has a fun new design that is worked on the new Polka Dot Belfast Linen. Mr Snow Magical is stitched with Weeks Dye Works or DMC flosses... the white dots are already on that 32ct dusty blue linen... just ignore them!! (Their job is to look cute at the end!) He has a few Rhodes stitches in his belly - I think they kind of accent those polka dots!

    After he is finished, garnish with the 4 stars, hem him, and hang him on the 6-inch metal hanger that is INCLUDED in the chart! Snow Magical finishes 6-inches square, very, very cute!


    Pere Noel Unjour from Tournicoton - click to see more Pere Noel Unjour from Tournicoton
    Oh My Gosh, this is the CUTEST little guy! He measures 58 x 158 stitches and is worked in Sampler Threads or DMC flosses. On 28ct, he measures 4 x 11... wide because of those words... otherwise, Santa himself averages 15 stitches wide! I absolutely LOVE him... I have several long and skinny ornaments on my Christmas Tree -- one is a Santa painted on a cinnamon stick, another is Santa on a clothes pin. This little guy -- just himself -- needs to join my ornaments!!! (The chart did not go back to the shop after I wrote my words at my desk tonight!!)

    Offered as a chart -- direct from France, I think there are special stitches in here, but since I can't read French... I'll have to figure that out from the chart!

    Darkwing Manor from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Darkwing Manor from Praiseworthy Stitches
    Praiseworthy Stitches' Annual Haunted House is Here!!! Every year, these get more and more involved with cute design details and tiny hidden surprises everywhere. Darkwing Manor is stuffed full of creepy monsters, ghosts and goblins, and spiders, cats and bats. Everyone is waiting to scare the darling little Trick-or-Treaters -- all dressed in their favorite outfits to scare -- out there in the front yard!

    Stitched on Picture This Plus Dawn (a lovely deep teal blue/gray) with TONS of DMC (34 different colors) or Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- there are 22 colors in here that require multiple skeins of the same colors, there is also lots of silver metallic for all the spider webs. The Just Another Button Company button embellishment pack offers 3 grave stones, three jack-o-lanterns, a tiny Frankenstein face, 4 clay spiders and 11 bats!!!! Pam and Susan have added citron green petite seed beads to lots of the eyes of the more seedy characters in this as well.

    Just a really fun, bustling scene... there is a lot of stitching in here... but since there are so many different parts, you see your picture developing FAST before your eyes! Very entertaining to work on! Pam and Susan have done an EXCELLENT job charting this. The backstitches, spider webs, button and bead placements -- all that -- is printed in color on the chart, and the chart itself is CLEAR with good symbols and printed 10 squares to the inch. Darkwing Manor will command attention on your wall... it finishes 21-1/2 x 15! Offered as the chart with fabric and clay offered separately.


    Halloween Resurrection from Lone Elm Lane - click for more 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!

    Soul Birds from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view 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.

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

    Happy Acorn Fall Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Happy Acorn Harvest by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more 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!


    4 of us wearing the Flax Bold collection -  click for more
    Ohhhhh... Summer is nearing it's end! Our delicious, bright, colorful, breezy and totally fun BOLD 2014 Collection of FLAX is now 30% OFF!!!

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

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

    Distinctive Presentations in Needle Art by The Binding Stitch - click to see more 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... click for more
    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.

    Snow Folk Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more 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! - click to see more
    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!
    Prairie Schooler's 2014 Annual Santa Card -- click to see more 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!


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

    Three Owls from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view Lift Off from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view Pretty Garden Sampler from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view
    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!


    Glory Bee from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Spring Break Out from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more American Roots from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
    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.
    • Glory Bee finishes approx 5 x 5-3/4, and is worked with 3 strands. I love the golden colors in the hive -- 3828 and outlines of 869.
    • Next comes Spring Break Out -- I love this one! Finishing into a 5-1/2 x 8-12 oval, this one is done with 6 strands. You'd think it was too coarse, but this one is STUNNING!
    • Finally, American Roots -- a cute house-on-the-hill scene, I love the Penny Rug detail down in the yard. Punched with three strands, you can see lots of color movement in this one -- that is simply alternating colors of DMC in your needle as you change threads! This one finishes 5 x 5-3/4.
    Beautifully presented patterns of line drawing printed on fabric... if you like Punch Needle, or thinking about trying it... Threads That Bind continues to be our best selling line of designs!

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

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


    Last Stitch Cemetery and Dark Shadows by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs Back in Stock! Last Stitch Cemetery and Dark Shadows!
    from Hinzeit
    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.

    Uncle Sam Wabbit from Sheepish Designs Wabbit's Garden from Sheepish Designs Bee Mine Wabbit from Sheepish Designs Scare Crow Wabbit from Sheepish Designs
    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.

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

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


    Patriotic Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more 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.

    Holy Family, Little Drummer Boy and A Long Winter's Nap Stockings
    from Heaven & Earth Designs
    Holy Family, Little Drummer Boy and A Long Winter's Nap Stockings from Heaven and Earth Designs - click to see more 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.
  • Holy Family by Dona Gelsinger uses 89 DMC colors in its 218 x 313 size.
  • Little Drummer Boy by Dona Gelsinger has 90 colors in his 180 x 275 stitches
  • and
  • Long Winter's Nap also by Dona Gelsinger is larger at 253 x 378 - again with 90 colors.
  • Just exquiste!


    SNOWBELLES By Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill - click for more
    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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