Christmas Sweets and Christmas Ride
A pair of leaflets by Sue Hillis has arrived in the shop -- a total of 11 different designs for the bitty Foxwood Crossings wooden mini-sleds.
So darn cute, each leaflet has nice finishing instructions for adding trims and such, along with the charts to stitch these 1 x 2-ish ornaments! Christmas Sweets features candies and cookies, while Christmas Ride has holly and skates. The small wooden sleds by Foxwood are available separately... we even offer a Baker's Dozen special on them!
Easter Parade and Hippity Hop
Sue Hillis has two fun stitched Easter Egg collections -- if you're really good, you might be able to finish some in time for THIS Easter! Actually, stitch just one or two and tuck them into your bowl or basket of dyed eggs... or Easter Grass. Easter Parade features such cute bunnies -- it uses 26 different shades of DMC - so lots of shading there!!! Hippity Hop's eggs have a different flavor -- that book uses 33 different colors! All are stitched on either Aida or linen... you decide! Actual-sized templates for egg finishing are included along with egg-assembly instructions. VERY cute! Offered as leaflets.
Ok... since half the country is TRYING in vain to chase away Winter in this month of February 2014... I hid this darling design on Sue's inside page! It is good advice from the snowman in your yard! Offered as a leaflet, it finishes approx 8-1/2 x 23 on 14/28ct! Choose a pretty blue color so the whites will show up -- 29 DMC colors in all -- the wording is real cute on this. *It's OK to be a little bit bottom heavy... and white is always appropriate!* Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize! Offered as a leaflet, the chart for this is packaged inside ALL TOGETHER on one huge sheet of paper for ease of placement!!!!!!
Well, obviously, we can't finish these little guys for this Christmas... but aren't they cute? Sue Hillis has released a leaflet
featuring 9 reindeer that all measure approx 70 x 55 in size. Everyone is a little different -- sweaters, scarfs, hats and
even skates. Flying here and there, you can finish them off indivdually or into that long hanging shown on the cover
Coded for Sullivans or DMC floss, you could always add some snowflake buttons or a little metallic sparkle, some wool for the deer bodies, or black metallic for those noses. Lots of possibilities with this one. Offered as the leaflet, there are
ornament finishing instructions along with an actual-sized cutting template inside.
Graduation is Approaching!
Stitch Sue Hillis' Congratulations... depending on the graduate... and your time frame!!! Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (No... not breadcrumbs from being lost in the woods!) Finishing approx 9-1/2 x 11 on 14/28ct, this uses regular floss, and includes alphabets and numerals for personalization.
Congratulations is a bit smaller -- on 14/28ct, it'll fit in a standard 5 x 7 frame. Customize the tassel colors to the school
colors if you know them.
Of course, Sue also has another great graduation piece -- a personal favorite of mine -- *Piracy, A Viable Career Option!* Just depends
on your graduate!!!!!
Under the Deep Blue Sea
If you were lucky enough to be able to attend Sue Hillis' 2012 Caribbean Cruise... you were treated to this charming design... as her cruise exclusive project!!! (and it was *kind-of FREE!* right???) Well... all of us who stayed home are thrilled that Sue has now published one of your projects in this 28-page booklet. We don't get the cruise... but we get a tiny bit of the fun!
Under The Deep Blue Sea is a stunning basket set featuring a Sudberry House Nantucket Letter Box. Your stitching covers the basket top, the bottom lining, a darling thread paddle, and the cutest matching 10-panel star-shaped pin cushion!!! Charted for a ton of DMC colors, there are stitch diagrams and finishing instructions galore in here. Real-life photos -- like 24 of them of all the stitched pieces and the finishing processes, the book is just lovely to keep paging through!
A super-creative project... the colors are stunning... and if you don't do the whole set -- at least start with that awesome star-shaped biscornu! I've never seen anything like it -- it is precious!!! Please call the shop for fabric and basket availability.
*A viable career option!* Looking for 'just the perfect' graduation gift? This might be it! Something for the rebel graduate, this is offered as a small chart, coded for DMC floss.
It finishes approx 4 x 6, and will fit in a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 frame beautifully. Make them smile, and glad they're out of school!!!
This is an awesome collection of a Shaker Sewing Basket, with matching pin cushions, needle cases, fobs, and little stand-ups! Stitched in Autumn colors of DMC flosses on 28ct Lugana, the box top fits the Sudberry House Large Shaker basket. The book contains all the charts for the smalls... as well as 12 MORE charming little ornaments that deal with stitching, autumn and nautical themes!
So many charming things in this 37-page book -- you can follow any of the 8 different ways offered to finish things, and create like a mad woman!!! The charts are large and clear, and the pictures in here are stunning. I lost count at 75 different pics of the projects and finishing steps! Anyway, I love the leafy acorn border on the basket top, and some of the 3 x 3 square designs will make the cutest little stand-up cubes and such! Sue has done a lovely job presenting this delightfully charming set! You'll love it!
Well, this pattern came to my attention, because 'The Thursday Girls' were checking it in, and one of them announced that 'HERE was something to stitch and post for 'The Tuesday Girls!' At which point, all work stopped, and we laughed and laughed! Ok... probably not something you want to stitch and hang at HOME... sends a 'Poor Parental Message'... but at work??? Could this be useful in any way???
Offered as a small leaflet, the pattern comes with a pirates flag charm, and finishes approx 5 x 7 on a 28ct. You might have 'just the perfect place' to hang this... or maybe not... but it is cute, just the same!
Aren't these the cutest little shoes??? Can't you picture the little people who wear them??? One of Sue Hillis's newest releases, this leaflet features three different shoe designs stitched 5 different ways. Included is a full alphabet and number set, so you can personalize the shoes of your choice.
Each finishes approx 3 x 4 or 5-ish on 28ct, and is stitched with DMC flosses. Change shoe colors if need be... what a darling baby announcement?! You could even get the original shoes bronzed, frame them in a shadow box, and feature this stitching in the box! Moms and Grandmas... get busy!
America the Beautiful
We've seen an increased demand for this old-favorite design recently! Originally published in 1985, it's a map of the United states, complete with little pictures that depict each state's famous crops or industry. It measures a whopping 17 x 29" on 14/28 ct.. quite a statement for a wall! It was designed before the days of beads, buttons and charm embellishments... but there are lots of places that sort of thing would be fun on this. Enjoy!
Uncle Sam's Parade
Oh, I just love this old-fashioned parade of little kids following Uncle Sam! Tricycles, a Radio Flyer, a red wagon and lots of flags and balloons -- everything a good parade always has! Stitched on 28ct linen, it finishes a whopping 10 x 21-1/2 inches...and is stitched with lots and lots of regular DMC floss colors. Just charming... I'll let the picture speak for itself! Available as a single leaflet.
An American's Pledge
I can't really add anything else to this sentiment... it's already perfect! Stitched on anything you like, The Pledge Of Allegiance finishes approx 13 x 16 on a 14/28ct fabric. Regular DMC flosses... it has wonderful shading in the flag ribbons... and will be an asset to any room it graces! Available as a single leaflet design.
Full of rich navy, cinnamon, and golds, this is a stunning graduation remembrance -- very classy! Stitched on 28ct, it finishes approx 7 x 8," with an alphabet, with spaces provided for personalization. Included are two antiqued brass charms: a key that sits on top of the books, and a lamp-of-learning to place beside the graduate's name. Available as a leaflet with the charms.