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Le Marquoir de Marie by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Le Marquoir de Marie from Reflets de Soie
This is a gorgeous Country French inspired sampler that is full of unusual motifs, lots of color and pretty alphabets. Offered as the chart or chart with a lavish spread of 46 shades of silk thread... it measures 326 x 274. It'll be an impressive 18 x 15 on 35ct!!!

The borders are pretty. The chalet in the middle is charming... the train is so unusual! The flower vase and baskets on the sides measure about 40 x 60 stitches each -- make individual pin cushions out of those! And of course, who doesn't love the chickens, cat and dog down along the bottom? The colors are clear and bright... you could distress this when you are finished... or just break apart all the design elements and do a whole set of cushions for a spectacular basket display!

Noel de Souris from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Noel de Souris from Tra La La
By Tra La La, this is a fun little Christmas piece that can be stitched together in its long row, or broken apart into single mice and trees. 4 Different mice and three different trees, the wrapped presents add some straight lines to this... but don't miss the tiny red-spotted mushrooms!!!!!

Stitch count on this is 191 x 81. You are on your own for color and fabric choices, and it might be fun to add Wisper or some other fuzzy thread to those mice!! Lots of options here!

Stitcher Sewing Sampler from Nikyscreations
Stitcher Sewing Sampler
from Niky'sCreations
Nikyscreations has several new charts... I thought this one was pretty darn cute, and the picture is good! Charted for regular DMC floss, it measures 100 stitches square.

If you do this over one on 28ct Mushroom Lugana (like the With Thy Needle Abcedarian Schoolhouse Series), it'll finish LESS THAN 4 inches in size and make a darling pin cushion!!!!! Niky has a lot of cute things... take a look on the interior pages and see what you like!


1726 Garden Pinkeep Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more 1726 Garden Pinkeep Kit & Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit -- Two Nashville Market Exclusives
from Samplers Not Forgotten
I guess 1726 was a busy year for pretty pin keeps! Kimberly Nugent has a pair of kits that include lovely linens and really pretty printed finishing fabrics!
  • 1726 Garden Pinkeep is a limited release kit from the recent Nashville trade show. It includes and features Lakeside Linens 36ct hand-dyed fabric and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.
    Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see moreThe finished design measures approx 4 x 6-1/2. The kit includes the hand-dyed wool and ribbon to make the backside 'flower' treatment, as well as that antique-y black and taupe finishing fabric. The left edge also features some tone-on-tone Eyelets and Satins!
  • Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit is finished into a charming little cylinder -- a drum shape. It is another Nashville Market Exclusive kit as well! This kit comes with the 36ct Weeks Beige hand-dyed linen, a cut of gorgeous hand-dyed velveteen for the strawberry, along with green hand-dyed wool for it's topper. Flosses are Weeks -- gorgeous rich shades of denim, burgundy and greens. You get the trimming buttons shown on the model and the denim and tan finishing fabric. Its design is a small take-out from Ann Wright's large sampler -- which we have on SNF's interior pages!!! CHARMING!

Garden Vegetables from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Garden Vegetables
from Kathy Barrick
What a fun piece to stitch for a farmhouse kitchen! Measuring 300 x 251, this will finish approx 19 x 16 on 32ct.

Coded for silk or DMC, it has so many fun design elements. The two side panels, all the repetitive charting in the center, not to mention the useful gardening information! (I just don't know what growing zone it references... so if you care... check into that!) Presented as a chart, this is charming!


Fresh From The Garden from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Fresh From The Garden from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Fresh From The Garden
from Little House Needleworks
Here's a 'blast-from-the-past!' One of Little House's Limited Edition kits from 2011 has re-surfaced for a short while! (I think the distributor did some cleaning somewhere and came up with this little treasure. We've had a shop model for years that I couldn't part with, because I thought it was so cute!)

Fresh From The Garden is the sampler chart, but ALONG WITH IT COMES THE PRESEWN SEWING CASE AND TOMATO CUSHION! Stitch the framed piece on 32ct Weeks Straw Linen, it finishes approx 4 x 9-1/2. OR... stitch the cute needlebook pocket design, that stitching finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square. Then, simply turn under the edges and attach it to the sewing case (THAT IS ALREADY MADE!), and you're finished! The open case in our pic measures 6 x 12, the tomato is about 4 x 1. TOO DARN CUTE!

Anyway, the chart comes with the set of Classic Colorworks flosses called for, AND that fabric case sewn by Impie Hattie & Bea. Don't wait too long on grabbing one of these... I have no idea how many they found... but probably not too many!


Red's Tree House from Ink Circles - click to see more Three Little Kittens from Ink Circles - click to see more Three Little Kittens and Red's Tree House
from Ink Circles
A pair of smaller designs -- new by Ink Circles -- I think they'd both be neat in a cabin retreat somewhere! Each is offered in chart format.
  • Three Little Kittens who lost their mittens get the pie after all, because what was once lost is found again! Actually kind of sizeable -- 8 x 10 on 28ct -- this is coded for Classic Colorworks or DMC. It'd make a cute hanging above the peg rack that holds the mittens and coats in the mudroom.
  • Red's Tree House is just a cute little tree house made of ACORN shingles! Can you see them in the design? It's tucked in an oak tree, the light fixture outside the door is an acorn. The window in the front door is an acorn... then LOOK at the shape of the shake shingles! Finishes just 3-1/2 x 5 on 32ct... Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC.

Colorful Novelty Scissors by Dinky Dyes - click for more
Colorful Novelty Scissors
by Dinky Dyes

Dinky Dyes has a trio of new decorated 3-1/2 to 4 inch embroidery scissors. Perfect for a stitched fob or to dress up the inside of a sewing case, they cut OK... but are NOT meant to be excellent heirloom quality.

Their addition to the world of scissors counts as *cute and colorful!* The color coating on the handles is a baked-in finish and will not fade or discolor. Choose from Pumpkins and Acorns, Ladybugs or super-delicate Christmas Holly!

Spring ABC's from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more
Spring ABC's
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has send her next lonnnnggg and skiiiinnnnyyy alphabet -- all of these are just TOO DARN CUTE!

Measuring a very unique 2-3/8 x 19-3/8 inches, it's perfect to hang on a narrow wall somewhere. All the motifs scattered along the letters celebrate Springtime! Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses or DMC's.


Summer Liberty from Chessie & Me - click for more Summer Liberty from Chessie & Me
Chessie & Me's Linda Lautenschlager has several new designs -- Summer Liberty is her new annual *house* kit! Absolutely charming this year, the denim blue house is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 36ct Confederate Gray Linen with Gloriana hand-dyed silks. Fabric AND silks are included in the kit.

Finishing approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2... you get the waving flag, the charming house, the little Chessie Kitty over one thread, and that GLORIOUS green yard. Just alternating blocks of Satins between crossed lines, it really has a lot of texture and just plays with whatever light it has! This year's edition one of my favorite kits of hers!


Santa Wine Cover from AB Designs - click for more Santa Wine Cover
from AB Designs
Hey, this little guy companions Amy's Witch Wine Bottle Cover that came out last Fall! New -- you'll be ready for Christmas in plenty of time this year -- or maybe even Christmas in July! *Dear Santa... Please bring wine!* Stitch the little panel, then use Amy's felt packet to construct the darling bottle cover!

Two other stitched patterns are included in the chart. Chart comes with set of buttons and pattern for bottle cover. The felt packet contains JUST the felt needed for the cover construction. These really are cute!


Needle Nanny Elephant - click to see more Puffin & Co Needle Nanny Celestial Sun - click to see more Needle Nanny Pansy from Puffin & Co Puffin & Co Needle Nanny Topiary - click to see more Puffin & Co Needle Nanny ABC Sampler - click to see more
New from Puffin & Co
We have 5 new Needle Nannies, 3 new Mini Needle Nannies, 3 new Needle Threaders and 3 new MINI (beading) Needle Threaders! All are pictured on our Puffin page... We've highlighted the new ones for ease in browsing! The 5 new regular Nannies are shown here.

This entire collection is made from copper, nickel and brass, each features a super-strong rare-earth magnet to keep it where you put it. (They drive us NUTS because we have them all hanging on our button wall, and the magnets are so powerful that they all SHOOT TOGETHER in an instant and cling to each other for dear life! Then when you try to separate them... they just jump to the neighbor on their other side! So, really, they don't stay were you out them!!! HA!) The little ABC Sampler House is the Market Exclusive this year... a limited edition.


Doodler from Doodlin' Around Stitching Frames! - click for more LITTLE Doodler from Doodlin' Around - click for more The Lap Stitch Doodler Frames
These are the same idea as Doodlin' Around's other Lap Frames... but see how the side bars curve opposite those on the other frames? Some people like them one way, some like them the other!!!
  • The Lap Stitch LITTLE Doodler stands about 7 inches high and comes with 9 and 12 inch dowels, one set of knobs and one set of oak sidebars.
  • The Lap Stitch Doodler Frame is about 9 or 10 inches high and comes with 12, 15, and 18-inch dowels, along with the one set of knobs and one set of sidebars.


Holiday Quaker from Lila's Studio - click to see more Holiday Quaker
from Lila's Studio
Well, just like her companioning Halloween Quakers chart... we aren't even sure The Quakers CELEBRATED Christmas... but we think they should have! Lila's studio has another awesome sampler full of fun motifs.

There are snowmen inside one motif, mittens in another. Santa's boots are down there too. Stitched on a mangy Dapple Gray PTP fabric (or anything you want!), this is coded for Gentle Art Sampler threads or DMC, and it finishes approx 13 x 9.


Stoneware Snowman from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Snowman
from Priscilla's Pocket
Priscilla's Pocket did another little blue design -- A Snowman -- for this year. The other three -- bunny, kitten and cat are just as bitty and just as cute. Little bonuses to complement her lovely stoneware patterns, this comes as a small kit of 32ct Tin Roof Weeks Linen with Gentle Art's Black Raspberry Jam hand-dyed floss and enough of Dames of the Needle's blue ball trim to edge your little cushion.

Just cute... last year, they showed the little bunny stitched in several different pastel shades of floss... pink, yellow, mint green, lavender. Just find the ball trim first, then floss to match! So cute!

Lady Dot Finishing Packs
Limited Edition Finishing Packs! from Lady Dot Creates
Lois has compiled limited edition packets of her glorious finishing velvet and trims -- coordinating the colors so you can finish multiple cushions or small pillow and have them go together!!! Her assortments include 3 different cuts (approx 12 x 12 each) of her hand-dyed velvet, along with lengths (about 24 to 36" each) of FIVE various coordinating trims. Her chenilles, rik raks, balls and ribbons are all in these... she made these special color packets just for our recent market. (SO... we will not have them for very long, as they are limited!)
  • Chick Parade -- Pastel pink, green and lavender -- baby or Spring.
  • Summertime -- Bright aqua and violet with yellow and orange chenille -- looks like happy birthday to me!

Lady Dot Hand-dyed Cotton and Wool Flannel for Needle Pages and Finishing Hand-dyed Cotton and Wool Flannel for Needle Pages and Finishing
from Lady Dot Creates
Lady Dot is now offering cuts of hand-dyed 56ct cotton that is wonderful to use for needle pages inside your needle and sewing cases! The pieces measure about 17-1/2 x 18 and come in a vanilla (cream) color or snow (white.) You want these because the material is heavy and substantial -- not see-through and sheer -- and your needles will be very happy and safe poked into it. Not to mention how perfectly straight it is, and how nice it will look inside your things!

Doctor's Flannel is also new. It is 100% wool, a yellower *natural* color. These cuts are 9 x 15... something else dreamy to line your stitched pieces!!!!!

Lady Dot Pin Pulley and Scissor Hive The Pin Pulley and Scissor Hive
from Lady Dot Creates
Here is a pair of what-nots just for fun by Lady Dot. The Pulley features a felted wool pin cushion ball (assorted colors) decorated with old fashioned safety pins and a couple of old buttons. It has hand-dyed tape measure twill tape wrapped around its squatty wooden base. Overall, it measures about 2 x 2. It does nothing except look cute and hold a few more pins and needles! No assembly necessary.

The Scissor Hive is a little wooden piece 2-3/4 inches in height. It is holding a small 2-3/4 inch pair of black scissors, and Lois has it trimmed with a bit of black checkered ribbon.

Funny Bunnies from Val's Stuff Tuxedo Cat from Val's Stuff ButterFly from Val's Stuff
Springtime from Val's Stuff
Val has three new Springtime designs and seven more for Halloween and Winter. Even though my favorite is the little cheesecloth and wool mummy in his wooden coffin taking a 'coffin break'... I'm showing the Spring ones here. You'll have to click on a pic to go her page to see the little Coffin Break Mummy with all the other designs! The kits come with the charts, embellishments, paper and felt backing. You supply the flosses from your stash.

Funny Bunnies They are super-cute perched into the Easter Grass in your baskets. *Nobody fools the Bunny* and *Was the bunny that done it* are the facts here. Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each finished approx 3 x 4 and features either clay eyes or felt cheeks.
Tuxedo Cat and ButterFly both finish a smaller 3 x 3, she has included pin backs in these in case you want to wear them as pins or garnish a tote bag. They'd do nicely as magnets too.


Hope Blooms from SamSarah Design Studio Hope Blooms - USING ALL YOUR NEW 35 DMCs!
from SamSarah Design Studio
From SamSarah Studio this inspirational quote from Lady Bird Johnson has been transformed into a cute piece of cross stitch. Patti used the entire set of DMC's 35 new colors, and put every one of them into this design!

It is shown on Stormy Night Belfast Linen... but we think any creme, white, yellow... (lots of colors, really) would look good with this because of the color variety throughout. Finishes approx 6 x 8 on the 32ct... GET OUT THAT NEW TIN OF FLOSS and start using it!!! Hope Blooms is presented as a leaflet.

Beach Dreams from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Beach Dreams from Praiseworthy Stitches
This is a fun loooooonnnnggg design that can be stitched and framed as a flat picture or finished into a round drum pin cushion! Another pattern with lots of design choices, this is worked on Weeks Dye Works Confederate Gray linen which comes in several different counts. It finishes approx 4-1/2 x 13-1/2 on 32ct. Stitched with hand-dyed Sampler Threads or DMC, there is a JABCO handmade clay button pack available that includes sand dollars, a star fish and lighthouse.

FOR A LIMITED TIME we have a set of conch shell (real shells) topped counting pins for the cushion top, and a finishing kit of twine, Skirtex, puffy lining... all the stuff (except stuffing) you need to construct the drum. (So quoting pricing options here is a nighmare!) It's a real cute design, the colors and subject are just delighful!


Oh Say Can You Sea from Hands On Design - click to see more The Short Stacks and Flap Jacks - Around the Holidays!
from Hands On Design
Sounds like a yummy breakfast meal is coming our way, but it's just a new set of pin cushion designs by Hands On Design! Cathy is doing a 6-chart set of super-cute drum and matching square projects. Oh Say Can You Sea is the first. You can see just part of the whole design -- that cute submarine floating by amidst the crabs and seaweed. She has the drum design printed on the chart's cover, so if you want to frame it instead, you can see how cute the entire stitched design is.

The round cushion -- the drum -- the SHORT STACK -- measures about 4 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches high stitched on 32ct. It is trimmed with Lady Dot chenille and topped with the coordinating velvet. The rectangular cushion -- the FLAP JACK -- measures about 3 x 4. The delightful set of pins poking from them is an optional coordinating set (NEW from JABCO) that will be offered for each set of designs. 'Oh Say' is here now, the rest of the five in this set will arrive every two months from now on. Stitched with Sampler Threads, the charts come with enough velvet to finish one piece -- either the stack or jack.

We're beginning an auto-ship for this cute set! You'll get the chart (with velvet), coordinating Lady Dot Chenille Trim and JABCO pin set each month! (We can't auto the fabric... too many choices)

Fraktur Scissor Block from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Lori's Fraktur Scissor Block and Fob Kit
This is REALLY a charming little scissor holder... it begins very humbly as a plain 2 x 2 x 2 wooden cube with the scissor hole already drilled in it. You paint it with acrylic paint and might want to sand and distress it alittle. NEXT, you select 5 gorgeous antique print pics from those Lori has included in the kit -- there are 20 in here to choose from. Cut e'm out, glue 'em on. Seal with Modge Podge and your finished!

THEN... find 3 more little blocks ... cause you have enough images left to make THREE MORE cubes! Kit includes the wood, images, felt and ribbon for fob and instructions. Scissors not included.

Love Abide from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Awake My Soul from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view B is for Bunny from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Sweet Pea from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
New Designs from La D Da!
Lori Markovic has some unique designs releasing this next week at Market! (We'll have them Tuesday, March 6th.) Can't wait to see the real things stitched - in person -- at the show!
  • Love Abide -- Pretty Welcoming Sampler -- maybe for your front hall? Chart. 254 x 243 on 36ct (14 inches square), looks like you have good fabric options with this one!
  • Awake My Soul -- 'and sing'. Chart... more pretty hand-dyed colors, this one would make a pretty pillow without the wording...
  • B is for Bunny -- Chart, this one looks cheerful and bold! 171 x 115 -- so 9-1/2 x 6-ish on 18/36ct... I'm sure she's not going to do the whole alphabet... so just enjoy B!
  • Sweet Pea -- This is a FAVORITE so far! Companion Lori's little standing bunny from last spring, Sweet Pea will stand about 6 inches high stitched on 32ct.
  • The Fetishes -- This is a set of 4 small designs, 100 x 100 stitches. Patterned after different types of samplers, Lori thinks she'll do a set of 12 of these!
  • Fraktur Scissor Block and Fob Kit -- This is a limited edition wooden block -- you paint and paper it (with Lori's pretty paper) -- with a storage hole for a pretty pair of scissors. Approx 2 inches in size. The unpainted wooden block comes with a set of 28 different sampler image prints. You choose any 5 or 6 to glue to your painted block, do the Mod-Podge in a matte finish... and you're finished! Literally, no two blocks will be alike! Really a charming little block!


Microfiber Glasses Cleaning Cloths - click for more
Microfiber Glasses Cleaning Cloths
We LOVE these! Every needlework tote bag needs one, and so does your purse. 5-1/2 x 6 Microfiber cleans magnifying and eyeglass lenses beautifully -- even your phone and e-screens!

They come in a 2-1/2 x 4 clear plastic storage envelope -- perfect to keep it protected. Images of old needlework... the scissor and pin cushion design is a stitched image in deep red shades. The sampler ones features images of antiques stitched in 1824 and 1827. These are fun and functional -- keep them around to clean the lens of your magnifier.

Keeper of the Pins from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Keeper of the Pins
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has a new pin cushion design that was 'done' for our recent wholesale trade show. Presented as a chart with 6 complete skeins of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed floss and a trio of Just Another Button Company hand-made strawberry pins, you'll need just a bit of your favorite fabric for the stitching.

Leave off the girl, and make this square -- poking your pins into the space she occupied... or choose a pretty Weeks Dye Works wool for that cushion finish... we have at least a dozen different colors that go with the CC threads provided.

Prarie Life Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Queen Bee Cushion from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Coffee Bean Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
New Designs from Heartstring Samplery
  • Prairie Life Sampler This is Beth's special sampler available first to the shops that attend market this next weekend... so it's coming home with us! It features a family, their horses, wagon, homestead and a lavish garden of floral urn sampler motifs. The verse reads; *The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful, to be happy with simple pleasures and have courage when things go wrong.*12-1/2 inches on 32ct, hand-dyed flosses throughout.
  • Coffee Bean Sampler *My birthstone is a coffee bean!* Just a fun piece -- her 4th in her (*Magic Elixir Series*) -- do just the center section with the verse and your name... or add the other parts... it depends on how much coffee you've had to drink before you started stitching! Whole sampler finishes approx 6-1/2 x 10 on 18/36ct, and features all good coffee-colored hand-dyed threads.


Royal Games II from Mirabilia -- click to see a more Royal Games I from Mirabilia -- click to see a more The Royal Games
from Mirabilia
The Girls have shown up for a evening of elegance and cards! Mirabilia has two new charts -- Royal Games I and II. Just lovely... choose your ladies in their spectacular dress.

Presented as charts, each pair finishes approx 8 x 12 on 32ct white, is stitched with DMC floss, and garnished with bits of #4 metallic braid and some glass seed beads.*Off with their heads!... Let them eat cake... Bow Down!... Kiss the Ring!*

Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss! Click through so you can see the larger version of this chart
35 NEW DMC Flosses... They're Here!!!.
Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss!The 35 new colors are being released in a metal tin. Once you take your threads out of it, it'll make a neat little traveling tin for scissors, threaders and needles!

Inspired by contemporary color trends, supposedly these are going to match lots of our available linens... not much info on that as of now.

These WILL be available OPEN STOCK... this means you can purchase any of these singly if need be.
Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss!(We will add them to the clicky boxes on the DMC page as soon as they have arrived.) The last batch of 'new flosses' came a few years ago in a boxed set and those are STILL not available singly. So... this is a lovely surprise!

Color numbers will begin at 001 and go through 035. We have them all, and are starting to ship!

Paisley Owl from Peacock and Fig - click to see more
Paisley Owl
from Shannon Christine Designs
Paisley Owl I fell in love with this little guy the minute I saw him! Presented in chart format, this finishes approx 7 x 8 on 32ct. It is coded for 16 shades of DMC floss with a bit of black, red and opalescent metallic #4 braid, and some coordinating seed bead accents.

Beautifully charted -- a lot of the backstitching is charted in different colors. Fun, lively colors, pretty motifs... I think it's just charming!!!
Out on a Limb by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Out on a Limb by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
We have a new set of 4 spring-y birds by Artist -- Debbie Mumm. Charted by Mill Hill and garnished with just a few glass beads, these are presented as complete kits. Finishing approx 5 x 5, they are worked on 16ct chocolate brown Aida with DMC floss and those glistening bead accents. Gorgeous, fresh, young and current colors, they are very different from anything else we have... and totally different from any of the other Mill Hill beaded things.

Don't know which one will be your favorite... might want a pair! Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads an needle. The brown frames are available separately.

Learn Little Maid by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! I Went to Church Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Two New Samplers
from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
A pair of samplers has arrived and each is charming. Stitched over one or two threads, they are coded for regular DMC floss. Each suggests just a basic cream fabric, you can always distress after stitching, or choose something hand-dyed.
  • I Went to Church Sampler - This is so fun! It is the ultimate test as to whether or not people actually READ the verses on your stitched pieces! This one reads:
    I went to church on Sunday. My love, she passed me by. I knew her mind was changing by the roving of her eye.
    Now, THAT'S a different verse for a sampler!!!! Stitch count is 235 x 203 - so over one on 28ct, it would be 8-1/2 inches in size... over two it's 17. A balanced border and pretty church scene... it 'looks' just nice and serene!
  • Learn Little Maid - 'Learn little maid each useful art that may adorn thy youth, Learn to improve thy tender heart in virtue, grace and truth.'
    THIS is a more traditional verse than that poor guy's story - the one who got dumped at church!!!!! This one measures 303 stitches square - or a whopping 19 inches square on 32ct. Stitched with DMC, the border is simple, and the alphabet is blocky... but the dividing bands are very pretty, and the house is gorgeous! (I like the inside border around that little mansion... it matches the florals down at the bottom corners.) Really striking!


Chocolate Snowman Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Embrace The Journey Bag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Spring Notes from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Travel Trifles from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
New Arrivals from Shepherd's Bush...
Pictures, pouches or cushions... you could decorate the inside of a sewing case with some of this, stitch the travel pieces to scrapbook along with trip pics... or just THINK about stitching them someday!
  • Chocolate Snowman -- This year's annual snowman worked on hand-dyed fabric, this one has a blue sweater and little reindeer/dog friend. It comes with hand-dyed threads along with a smattering of tiny button embellishments. Joins the other 12-ish! Kit.
  • Embrace The Journey Bag -- Another 4 x 6 presewn, zippered pouch garnished with your stitching, use this to hold travel treasures. Green striped ticking pouch, soft and muted flosses and a trio of small button garnishes. Fits scissors and threads too. Kit.
  • Spring Notes -- The next charted design - a seasonal sampler measuring approx 4 x 7. Chart with small button set.
  • Travel Trifles -- We think this is one of our favorites this time around! Each cushion is small, and they celebrate Paris, London and Tuscany. The JABCO button pack includes a tiny British flag and of course there is a little sheep button to graze the lavender fields! (might be Provence!) THIS ONE IS A MUST!
Magpie Pincushion Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Road to Paris Sampler Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Happy Ewe Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Explore Your World Fob Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
  • Magpie Pincushion -- A kit, they say this companions the larger Road to Paris Sampler...
  • Road To Paris Sampler -- Complete kit contains 32ct hand-dyed fabric, overdyed threads and a few buttons. Kind of looks like you could split this into two pieces!
  • Happy Ewe Kit -- The one always offered in kit with button, or loose chart with that special button... this one is trimmed in blue, which Tina and Teri don't do often!!!
  • Explore Your World Fob Kit -- The little sheep on this is standing on top of the world! More gorgeous dusty blue hand-dyed Lady Dot chenille trim -- this is a two-sided design.


Cloverly's Bunny Bungalow from Just Nan Little Cloverly Bunny has Arrived!!!
Just in time for Spring, Just Nan's newest Mouse in a House is here. (She is NOT included in any of our Just Nan Auto-ships) Presented as a chart with fun embellishments, Cloverly Bunny fits inside her stitched bungalow -- only a petite 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 5! We have all the details on our Just Nan pages... pics, fabrics, (there are three different ones called for) and Cloverly's story!!! She is ready to ship!

Little Cloverly Bunny is stitched on Country Vintage Mocha Belfast. Finishing just like our Charming House of Lindy Mouse exclusive, this will measure approx 3 inches square and stand almost 5 inches high. It will come as the chart with extensive stitch and assembly guide, and Nan's special embellishments of beads, trinkets, ribbons -- everything special you will need. Fabric is available separately. Let us know if you want to be on the List for Cloverly!!!

More info from Nan:
Cloverly Bunny lives in a quaint little bungalow visited by lots of brothers, sisters and cousins. (It is a very busy abode!) Bunnies hide behind large flower pots, jump in watering cans, chase each other through the garden (sounds like out-of-control company to me!) and peek out the windows. When it gets too much, Cloverly hops up to her quiet attic retreat where she sits on her pretty flower rug to watch the sunlight dance through the stained glass windows! You'll find those 9 mischieveious bunnies on all sides of the bungalow, as well as flower garlands, bees, carrot pots (what else would Cloverly be growing?), and interested butterflies.

Pretty wrought iron fencing around the garden... even the door handle is a little CARROT! Cloverly's dress has a clover border and long-stemmed rose in the back. She has a fluffy tail and holds a pink rosebud from her garden. Along with the charts and stitch guide, the embellishments include ribbon, pink felt. carboard house pieces, beads, pompom tail, Nan's signature mouse button base, and rosebud. Coded for DMC. Cloverly is not available without her darling bungalow.

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers has 7 new designs!
See if there are any that charm their way into your stitching stash!


Plum Street Samplers Bovinia - click for more Plum Street Samplers Woolemina - click for more Plum Street Samplers The Milk & Cream Co - click for more
We think she's into COWS these days!
  • Bovinia -- She is grazing in her glorious field! Only 86 x 61 in stitch count... put her on 25ct Lugana over one and she'd make a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 pin cushion! Pretty pinks and greens of classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses.
  • Woolemina -- A framed tart design from Paulette's Sweet Shoppe Series, it measures just 70 x 74 stitches. Not a cow like the other two, we love her colors of DMC and classic Colorworks in here!!! This would make a charming round cushion too.
  • The Milk & Cream Co -- Back to cows! These are festive -- each has his own Quaker motif coat. Then trees are fun -- each has swirls for the greenery. Even the scalloped hills are charming, and super-high in pattern repeat like the flowers. 123 x 127 -- about 7 x 7 on 18/36ct. Eye-catching!

Plum Street Samplers Noah's Christmas Ark 2-- Doves and Honeybees - click for more Noah's Christmas Ark II from Plum Street Samplers
The second chart in Paulette's 6-chart set of animal ornaments -- these measure just 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 on 18/36ct -- so actually small enough to BE ornaments! Get a fat quarter of linen to do your whole set, or use different shades for each -- it doesn't matter.

Just something sweet and simple, they might be really fun made into little blocks instead, to make a few little stacks! We have an auto-ship for this small set that releases every other month... in case you want them all.


Plum Street Samplers Babushka's Bees - click for more Plum Street Samplers Pennsylvania Fraktur - click for more Pennsylvania Fraktur & Babushka's Bees from Plum Street Samplers
  • Pennsylvania Fraktur reminds me of Paulette's set of 4 seasons that we already have. Same flowing vine style, same shape... this one uses Bullfrog, Old Red Paint, Charcoal, Sanguine, Maple Syrup. Hazelnut and Mulberry hand-dyeds -- pretty cinnamon reds and that warm olive green. Finishes 7 x 3-1/2 on 18or 36ct.
  • Babushka's Bees -- Here she is in the Spring and Summer, instead of in her pumpkin patch in the Fall. Lots of bee hives all over that feature patterned stitching on them, all the little flying bees are so cute! I know you can't really see them from the picture, but they all have little feet, wings and stingers! All the dangling vines add pink and green details... this finishes approx 8 x 4-1/2 and is stitched using Classic and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.
Plum Street Samplers Soul Sisters - click for more Plum Street Samplers A Hundred Ways - click for more

A Hundred Ways and Soul Sisters
from Plum Street Samplers
Friendship and Love... A matching set of designs with a neat shape and simple, bold font.

A Hundred Ways could be a wedding announcement.
Soul Sisters could be a really neat gift for a friend.

I think you could make that one into a two-sided pin cushion -- each half is 60 x 70 -- so it could be a 3 x 4 cushion... or you could even stitch the floral band 4 times and make a little mattress out of it!


Lucky Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Peacock Party Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Sweet Freedom Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more
More Gorgeous Berries from Erica Michaels
Linda Stolz has a stunning collection of stitched strawberry-shaped pin cushions you could actually poke pins into (Yikes!) or maybe hang on your Christmas tree! Berries for all the seasons, some samplers, some bees, some sea-shory with mermaids... she has a two different berries for each theme. Multiple stitch options for them... choose 40ct silk gauze or linen, or larger 28 or 32 linens. (Just because one is CALLED the *Silk* option -- it doesn't mean you HAVE to stitch that one on silk! And vise/versa.. the *Linen* charts CAN be done on 40ct linen or gauze!)

The smaller versions (approx 1 x 2) in the pics are the silk (40ct) options, the larger (approx 3 x 4) are the linen pieces. Designs for each ARE DIFFERENT... study the pics a little, you can see that. *Silk* berry charts come with cut of 40ct silk gauze; *Linen* berries do not include linen.
Hold on for SIX MORE yummy berries... all are here... ENJOY these low-calorie options!
  • Lucky Berry -- Cute little green shamrocks decorate these... the larger linen option is worked on Summer Khaki 32ct. Both feature Weeks Collards wool toppers.
  • Peacock Party Berry -- LOVE those colors... Turquoise and Whiskey, these feature Weeks Blue Topaz topping treatment.
  • Sweet Freedom Berry -- A cute set, choose a taupe hand-dyed for the linen one, silk one has a stitched background of Weeks Cornsilk color.

Sisters Together from Erica Michaels - click for more
Sisters Together from Erica Michaels
*They laughed a little louder, they cried a little softer, they loved a little stronger, because they stood together.*

Sisters/Friends. This is a lovely mono-chromatic piece that can be worked on silk gauze (not included in the chart) or linen of your choice. There is room on here to add sisters initials. Finishes approx 10 x 6 on 32ct linen over two... so pretty!

PuntiniPuntini Seaside Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Seaside Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Fresh Fruit Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Fresh Fruit Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Halloween Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Halloween Buttons - click to see more

VERY detailed... PuntiniPuntini offers matching sets of pins and buttons. Directly from Italy, these super-intricate polymer clay buttons and pins are incredible! Actual piece counts vary on each set, but ALL ARE SPECTACULAR. Pin tops average 1/4 to less than 1/2 an inch in size, buttons are slightly larger --- but not much, most are about 1/2 an inch.

We have Christmas, Vegetables, Sewing, Deserts, Farm Animals -- 17 different sets in all so far! I don't know how you can choose a favorite... I couldn't... so I bought them ALL! I've chosen three sets to highlight here; MAKE SURE to see the rest! (We can't believe the prices in these either... even if I COULD make these... mine would be twice the price!)

CS224 Basketful of Summer Time from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS229 Spring in Baltimore from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS227 Brick House Sampler from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Eleven New Designs from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda Gervais is introducing 11 new designs at Market next week! There are two new series of Seasonal charts, and some new 'people' Brenda will start to feature in some upcoming designs. All of these are presented as charts.
    • The Basketfuls -- 4 Seasons of basket designs in chart format. Spring and Summer arrive next week... Autumn and Winter come later. Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 4 on 40ct. Note! There is ALSO another title, CS106, Basketful of Spring, by almost same name... just so you're aware!
    • Seasons of Baltimore -- Another 4- Seasons set, Spring finishes approx 4 x 6. Summer wraps around a paper box... all are inspired by Baltimore Quilts
    • Hen & Chicks -- Cute little 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 pincushion.
    • Blessed Bee -- Lots of bees in the garden! Finished size is approx 5 x 5.
    • Brick House Sampler -- Same colors as the Summer Schoolhouse ABC series, Brenda stitched this on the same 28ct Lugana, so it is a COMPANION to that series!
    • Indigo Lane -- Oh all blues and taupes, chart includes patterns for both designs -- picture and trinket box.
    • Have Ye Any Wool? -- Pin cushion 4-1/2 x 3-1/2, it features soft denim colors and Ole and Ora Woolson!
    • Welcome Spring -- Fun smaller pillow, this finishes approx 7 x 3-1/2... aren't the little blue spotted eggs in the wagon cute?
    • Here a Peep, There a Peep! -- The 3rd seasonal in this set -- remember the Halloween and Christmas ovals?

Practically Perfect in Every Way from Lilli Violette - click to see more
Practically Perfect in Every Way
from Lilli Violette
Here's a darling pic of Ms Mary Poppins against her London sky!!!

Just a darling picture -- stitch count is 214 x 122, so approx 15 x 9 on 14/28ct. Using nine shades of DMC, this is presented as a chart.


More Snow... Oh No! from Artful Offerings - click for more More Snow... Oh No!
from Artful Offerings
Well that about sums it up for some of you out there! We don't get much of it in OK... could you send some our way? Artful Offerings's new design is worked on Smokey Pearl linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 9 on 28ct.

The chart includes DMC conversions and pillow finishing instructions. It is only January... so there is time to finish this THIS snowy season!

Mill Hill Spring 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Button & Beads from Mill Hill
These are the 5 x 5 designs that come fully kitted with perforated paper, DMC floss and tons of glass beads and a ceramic button garnish. We always do ours of Aida or Linen instead so we can make small hanging pillows out of them, but they look pretty good on that paper and framed. The beads catch the light - just makes them glisten!
  • Crab & Seahorse companion the 4 seashells we have already: Conch, Starfish, Nautilus and Sand Dollar. GORGEOUS bead colors.
  • Sweet Shoppe is the latest Main Street design - we have about a dozen Spring/Summer businesses (like the Christmas Village) - pet shop, needlework shop, tea room, bridal shoppe.
  • That's Amore is FULL of cheerful color. It's all relaxed and funky - I love it!
  • Cabana Beach is kind of where I want to live! Might be cute hanging with your seashore designs... same blues
  • Geranium is companion to last year's hydrangeas and the pretty wren and coneflower we already have. Gorgeous colors... consider custom framing these with expensive matting... we've seen that and these are KILLER!

The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Ornament-Sized Bead Kits - The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill
Same fun things to stitch as the larger designs... you get all the threads, beads and Treasure embellishments in these. They all finish approx 3 x 3. The hamburger is easy -- stitch it for a magnet on your refrigerator! The Medallion and Mosaic Egg companion the Easter Eggs we have every year... only instead of ladybugs and flowers... these are all beaded with geometric designs. The bathtub might need a little imagination as to display -- but it's cute!

They're all fun. We have a Christmas wreath in the shop that is decorated with loads of Christmas kits. Get a fake greenery wreath, pretty Spring-colored ribbon, dig out some pastel Christmas glass bulbs, get a string of twinkle lights, plug in the hot glue gun and make a Spring and Summer Wreath!!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
Something different - Zodiac Charmed Ornaments! from Mill Hill
Each of these finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3 inches in size.
The kits come with the paper, chart, flosses, beads and the round medallion charm. Find your sign!


Love Is Knitting For You!  100% Pure Amore from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Love Is Knitting For You! *100% Pure Amore*
from Cuore e Batticuore
Well, I don't knit, but I GET how sweet, endearing and charming this piece is!!! Look at the little sheep down at the left -- knitting up a storm! Then, look at the giant yarn balls. Next... The little girl sitting on wool pillows knitting the sweater the other girl is WEARING! She's finishing a sleeve! Check out the reindeer looking on -- get a load of his sweater! And then... all the little birds everywhere with sweaters and knitted caps on! How can anyone who knits NOT love this???

Presented as a chart, this measures 278 x 157 in stitch count -- a huge 18 x 10 on 32ct! It's coded for DMC... and just the cutest thing! Can't do the whole thing? Take out just that knitting sheep, or the reindeer!


Needle Threader with Clasp from My Big Toe - click for more Needle Minders Antiqued Brass and Brightly Colored from My Big Toe - click for more
Pretty Fillagree Needle Minders and Beaded Threaders by My Big Toe Designs
This is a nice collection of small implements to help make your stitching more fun! Small and hand-made, they'd make nice stitcher gifts this season.
  • Needle Threader with Clasp -- This entire thing measures approx 2 inches on overall length. It features a very small wire loop to use as a needle threader, pretty bead decoration through the middle, and a sturdy clasp at the other end to attach to a ribbon, scissors, loop inside of a stitching case... where-ever you need it to stay! Perfect for #28s and larger... the clasp is definitely a popular feature around here!
  • Needle Minders -- Antiqued Brass with antique floral prints inside the dot... just like the brightly colored ones... these measure approx an inch in size, and feature that loop to attach them to something else. More strong rare-earth magnets on the back as well.
  • Needle Minders -- Brightly Colored -- These are in the silver-toned oval-shaped fillagree findings. The color area is a 'dot' that is 1/2 and inch in size. Each minder features a loop a tone end to attach to ribbons, or to sew onto something else, along with rare-earth magnets on the back. Hold needles to fabric, charts to your magnet board, or even notes to your refrigerator!

Lauren, the 2017 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more
The Gingher 2017 Limited Edition Designer Scissors *Lauren* are here!!!
They told us they were going to be 'aqua-blue' but they are a gorgeous brilliant, true blue color! Great Gingher quality, super sturdy, use the 4-inch for simple embroidery and cross stitch. Choose the 5-inch for sewing and stitchery -- it's just slightly larger.

Use the 8-inch shear for heavy-duty cutting such as heavy threads and fabrics and wools. NEVER EVER EVER cut paper with your Gingher scissors. EVER!


Lady Dot Finishing Packs
Lady Dot Finishing Packs Finishing Packs! from Lady Dot Creates
Lois at Lady Dot has made us some special assortment packets of her trims and velveteen finishing fabric... 3 velvets and 4 different trims in each pack... for ONLY $13 EACH! They are color coordinated -- and the idea here is to provide you with several options for finishing pin cushions, ornaments and sewing cases! Instead of trying to choose ONE color option... these packs give you coordinating trims and backing fabrics... so you can actually finish matching sets of things if you want!

Each pack contains 3 velveteens approx 9 x 10 in size, as well as 4 matching trims -- a mixture of ric-rak, chenille, baby balls, velvet ribbon, eye lash chenille -- all the beautiful trims Lady Dot makes! Some trim lengths are a yard long, others are less... but you have enough to do several pieces out of each packet. The velvets will always be the same in each pack -- Lois tells me the trims will vary, for a little extra fun! We have started with five color options: Autumn, Spooky, Primitive, Ho Ho Ho and Icy!

The Black House from Long Dog Samplers - click for more The Black House
from Long Dog Samplers
This is a fun piece by Long Dog Samplers -- it is worked on white, but you could do the reverse and stitch it on black -- if you have really good vision!

Measuring 111 x 145, this will finish a petite 7 x 9 on 32ct... and is coded for Sampler Threads of Raven, Gingersnap, Tea Rose, Apricot Blush, Tropical Ocean, Lexington Green, Harvest Basket, Banker's Gray, Holly Berry, Cornhusk, Briar Rose and Uniform Blue, or regular DMC floss.

I love the colors in this against that black... even the digital pic on the chart front is pretty!

2018 Collector's Heart Kit from Heart in Hand - click for more 2018 Collector's Heart Kit
from Heart in Hand
Well... this is the 20th annual heart design by Cecilia Turner. Such a cute collection of fresh and contemporary LOVE designs... we suggest these as small wedding samplers these days. (Nobody young wants the heavy hardanger band samplers... they want clean and fresh! Heart in Hand has some of the very best wedding designs available!)

Anyway, this kit comes with charts for both designs, two cuts of linen, a clay button and a few beads. You add bits of floss from your stash. We don't have ALL the past 20 years of Collector's Hearts in stock, but do have an impressive collection.

Merry Making Mini Yay for Love from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Floral Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
Merry Making Minis: Yay for Love & Floral Heart
from Heart in Hand
Here's a pair of small designs that finish LESS THAN 2 x 2 inches in size. Presented as small card charts, they come with bead or button embellishment.

Choose your fabric of choice, grab some flosses from your stash (these don't take much) super cute and quick! Mona backed them with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool... our 8 x 8 Schnigglet will do 4 pieces!


Richard's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view

Presenting Richard - Shepherd's Bush's 2017 Annual Stocking
He's a Hiker this year... companioned by his deer, sheep and bird friends.

The optional charm packet this year has a nutcracker charm in it -- you can see that hanging on Santa's sack.. and we love that little spotted reindeer!

Stitched on 18ct Natural linen like all the rest of Tina and Teri's stockings, Richard is #27, I think! DMC and Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed featured.


Flora McSample's 2017 Treats from Lizzie Kate Do The Right Thing from Lizzie Kate The Spirit of Christmas -- Part 3 from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Lizzie Kate's 'November Newbies!' Are Here!
Here are the Sneak Peeks!

  • Flora McSample's 2017 Treats -- Every year Linda's imaginary sampler girl -- Flora -- designs sampler-inspired holiday goodies. This year, Flora has another mini-stocking to coordinate with nine of her other ones (they have come in a trio of annual chartpacks), and 2 other small projects to finish as you please. The chart includes 2 gold heart charms, a few gold glass beads, and a bitty olive green hand-dyed button!
  • Do The Right Thing -- *The time is always right to do the right thing.* A timeless saying by Martin Luther King, Jr, it's been on Linda's 'to do list' for quite a while... so she thought this was a good time to share it! Boxer format, this includes the chart, small hand-dyed flower button embellishment and cut of 30ct linen... along with a cute BONUS chart to make a pin cushion or ornament.
  • Lizzie Kate's Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler is Finished! - *Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.* Finishing approx 6 x 12 on Picture This Plus' hand-dyed linen, this is worked with Weeks flosses. Presented in three charts with embellishments for the main sampler and three bonus designs... we've been collecting this for months, and now it is all here!!!!!


Merry Making Mini Bear from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Peace from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Tree from Heart in Hand - click for more

Merry Making Mini Ornaments
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has sent three small card charts to make a trio of 2 x 3 inch Christmas ornaments. Simple stitching and finishing, sometimes these easy things are some of the cutest quick gifts you can make! Each design is stitched with hand-dyed or DMC floss (not much of any of them!) and dotted with a few glass seed beads, which are included with the chart.

Choose a schnibble of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed linen called for or use the cover pic to help you find something you already have in your stash. These three are all backed using only one cut of our Weeks wool (that schnigglet cut will finish a total of 4 ornaments.).

Peppermint Polar Bear from Artful Offerings - click for more Peppermint Polar Bear
from Artful Offerings
Oh gosh, isn't this little guy cute??? He's peeking out of the greenery just to make sure you are there!!!

Choose a wintry blue/gray fabric (Smokey Pearl, Star Sapphire, Misty Blue) he finishes approx 5 x 6 on 28ct. Coded for DMC floss, HE does feature Gentle Art Simply Wool if you want to make him look fuzzy and warm. Presented as a chart.

Sunshine on a Stem from Hands On Design - click to see more Stitching is My Heart's Desire from Hands On Design - click to see more Home for the Holidays from Hands On Design - click to see more
Hands On's Newest Releases
Cathy Haberman has three new designs; all have arrived in chart format.
  • Sunshine on a Stem -- Super-simple stitching for this glass jar of Black-Eyed Susans... what adds the charm are the felt leaves. Included with the chart for the 3 x 6 design is a strip of felt, so you can trim out little leaves to add to the stems. You will need Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Baby Spinach, Dungarees, Heirloom Gold, Wheat Fields, and Wood Trail. Easy Breezy!
  • Stitching is My Heart's Desire -- This is a cute little scissor storage case -- Cathy calls it a 'pillow keep.' Finishing only 4 x 4 and 2 x 2 on 28ct, the chart is coded for 4 colors of DMC floss. You can choose your finishing fabric FIRST and then change your floss shades to match -- easy stitching, the chart comes with a few finishing pictures as well.
  • Home for the Holidays -- This chart contains all three house designs, as well as the wording band across the bottom. It was originally presented as JUST the Wreath House with the wording band. The Garland and Snowflake Houses were published in the 2014 Just Cross Stitch Magazine's Ornament and Ornament Preview Issues that year... so they have not been available again till just now. The entire set is here. Stitched on 32ct Beachwalk linen with Sampler Threads or DMC, the little standing tri-fold is a neat way to finish them -- cute presentation and easy to store away till next year!

Jolly Santa from The Trilogy - click to see more All is Calm, All is Bright from The Trilogy - click to see more
Holiday Reminders from The Trilogy
Small cards with big reminders!
  • All is Calm, All is Bright - 2 x 3-1/2 over two, or less than 1 x 2 over one... DMC or hand-dyeds.
  • Jolly Santa - I'd be that jolly too if I let my stomach be that wide! (and get to cover it up with a banner!)

Sadie Woods Sampler from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Sadie Woods Sampler
from Barbara Ana
Here is a VERY primitive piece by Barbara Ana that is full of charming details. The cover model is stitched on UNEVEN weave Osnaburg Cotton -- it is has 40 threads per inch one way, and 32 the other. (We do not sell this.) What results from a regular chart is a piece that is distorted in shape.

You CAN do this on any count you want... you'll still get the cute houses and the little girls that say *Lizzie & Me* and that cute little doll on there! Charted for only 6 shades of DMC floss, the overall chart count is 380 x 118 in stitch count.


2005 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2006 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2007 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2008 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2009 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2010 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2011 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Presenting 7 Retired Annual Santas from The Prairie Schooler
Reprinted for a while are these 7 coverlet-inspired Santas.
Originally offered as charts with Classic Colorworks flosses, they are now presented in charts only with an included DMC conversion. Now $6 each.


Count Your Blessings from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Thankful Pumpkins from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Pins & Needles from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Three New Designs from Annie Beez Folk Art
  • Count Your Blessings
    This is a sweet design by Annie Beez Folk Art... it looks like a normal sampler, till you look it over... it's full of rabbits! I'm counting 12 on here! It would be cute as a nursery or young child's piece -- you could do a 'family tree' of everyone's birthdays on here... it'd be fun finished as a pillow. It's kind of big (165 x 116)... but it'd be a fun thing for a young stitcher to do, as well -- maybe with a little help from you! Cute colors, whimsical design, an easy chart... DMC or hand-dyeds are featured.
  • Thankful Pumpkins Give Thanks -- Stitch this 73 x 63 design, it'll finish just 3-1/2 x 4-1/2, and maybe finish it as a block stand-up instead of the fussy framing shown on the cover. It's a cute design, just needs to be toned down a little! A pin cushion pillow tucked among a few faux pumpkins would be nice, as well. Charted, it uses 7 different hand-dyeds and is actually worked on Antique white linen which you get to tea-stain per the chart instructions!
  • Pins & Needles Just a cute, organized house, alphabet and border, this finishes approx 6 x 7 on 32ct. Stitched with assorted hand-dyed flosses, something nice to stuff and nestle in your basket full of all the rest of your pin cushions! Chart format.


Harvest Hill from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Harvest Blessings  from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
A Pair of Harvest-Colored Pin Cushions from Abby Rose Designs
Here are two new charts that make into small 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 designs. Stitched with a mixture of brands of hand-dyed flosses, the houses will take a little longer to work up than the Blessings Penny rug piece.

Actually, the houses -- which are all about 30 x 40 each -- would make awesome individual cushions! Toss them in a basket with the sunflowers and trees constructed into their OWN set of cushions -- you could make 6 smalls out of this! Just fun, simple charts!


Tulip Heart Vase from Dames of the Needle - click for more Witchy Moon from Dames of the Needle - click for more To The Moon from Dames of the Needle - click for more To The Moon, Witchy Moon & Tulip Heart Vase
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle has a trio of new charts...
  • To the Moon and Witchy Moon -- this duo companions some of her other designs. Super striking, they are worked on Weeks Dye Works Carrot Linen (yes, both are... photographs on the chart covers don't show that too well!) with only Week's Onyx hand-dyed cotton floss. Finishing 5 x 7 and 7 x 7, choose ANY fabric you want -- the wilder the better -- and definitely a hand-dyed black thread of some sort, to get an eerie finish. You could even accent these with black beads for those individual stitches, or toss in some black metallics here and there! Or... stitch the moon in something gold!
  • Tulip Heart Vase -- Lots of bold, deep color in this one, it finishes 5-1/2 x 7 on Weeks 35ct Parchment linen. The fabric is actually fairly light, and I think we're used to seeing softer colors in a vase of flowers, so this looks intense. I think finish it with black edging -- pillow or framing -- I think it's super eye-catching!


Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio - click to see more Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio
WOW, is this a cool piece!!!!! By Lila's Studio, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's Murky Linen -- it's a dark, drab but dramatic muddy grey-brown fabric! (Simply delicious, as it's name does not suggest!) Halloween Quaker measures a generous 261 x 180, so it finishes approx 16 x 11 on 32ct. Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, this has several cool elements to it.

The Quaker-inspired motifs are fun, especially the unusual spiders in one, and the black cats in another. That little village at the bottom is cool, the witch legs and boots are colorful, but your eye really goes to that silouette right in the center! Beautiful colors of thread against that fabric, chart calls for 40ct... we can order that for you... 32 is a little less scary to see!

Wee Santa 2017 from Heart in Hand - click for more
Wee Santa 2017
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is into red and white this season!  Her small card annual Santa is here... and although it looks like he is stitched with only white and gold, the pattern actually calls for 14 different colors!!!!  (hand-dyeds or DMC.) 

Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Aztec Red, this finishes approx 4 x 5.  The red comes in several counts, and we have that awesome Aztec Red Gingham Linen that Hands On used for their 12 Days series -- that might add a little splash to this!  Presented as a Wee One Card with a few glass bead embellishments included.

Count Your Blessings and Give Thanks from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more American Eagle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more I'd Rather Bee Stitching Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
The Sweetheart Tree has several new releases...
I'm featuring three pin cushions here, because I like them all! Sandie used to offer most of her things in kit format... she is now steering more towards charts with embellishments only -- figuring most of us have lots of wonderful materials and threads already in our stash just waiting to be used!
  • Count Your Blessings and Give Thanks is the newest small card offering. It's the same pumpkin design reversed with two options for wording. Finishing a very petite 2-1/2 inches square, Sandie added a little Lady Dot Ball trim and some coordinating fabric to them to make the cushions a little larger. The card comes with a smattering of her frosted yellow flower beads for the pumpkin vine blossoms, you add the rest.
  • American Eagle is another cushion design measuring only 48 stitches square -- so 3 x 3 on 32ct. Stitched with regular DMC floss she's included the star button, you'll need to add the few beads, whatever fabric you want and those DMC's from your stash. Card chart includes the button.
  • I'd Rather Bee Stitching Biscornu -- So cute, this is another of Sandie's biscornu designs -- a double-sided 3-inch cushion. Algerian Eyelets in the center area, Satin stitches on the spools, one of her yellow flower beads anchors the center. Stitch on 32ct Cream with DMC flosses, you'll need a few beads. This design matches Sweetheart Tree's Needle Case, so now you can start to collect a whole set of matching smalls! Presented as the chart with embellishments.


Christmas for the Patriot from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Christmas for The Stitcher from Sue Hillis -- click to see more New Mini-Sled Patterns for Christmas Ornaments
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has 2 new leaflets that feature small ornament-sized designs that you can finish ANY WAY you like. She's shown these on those darling little wooden sleds we have!

By Foxwood Crossings, the bitty 1-1/2 x 3 inch sleds come in natural brown wood with metal blades and handles. You can paint them any color you like -- Sue's are all white. Sleds are available separately -- $4.50 each, but we have a Baker's Dozen offering that helps when you are making a lot of these.
Patriots and Stitcher join Sweets, Ride, Friends, and Red Sleds... so Sue's collection of designs is up to 38!

Christmas for the Patriot -- 5 Tiny soldiers and the Liberty Bell, all are coded for DMC floss and finish DINKY! Toy Soldier, Drummer, Flag Soldier and Bugler Soldier.
Christmas for The Stitcher -- A Sewing Bird, spools of thread, stork scissors and a tomato pin cushion... the are cute for us 'seamstresses.'
Presented in leaflet format, you get the actual sized template for sled finishing as well as really nice finishing process photos.

AB Designs has a ton of cute new things!
Black Cat from AB Designs - click for more Boo Kitty from AB Designs - click for more Kitty Witch from AB Designs - click for more
Halloween Scaredy Cats -- This is a trio of individual charts that are stitched over two on Picture this Plus's 28ct Kermit linen. It is just the brightest, yummy color of fabric -- we have the same color with opalescent in it as well -- Crystal Kermit it is called. Cats are stitched with good 'ol DMC and there are no embellishments featured (so you can add anything you want!)

Witch The Early Bird from AB Designs - click for more Adultish from AB Designs - click for more
  • Witch Hat Wine Cover -- YOU NEED THIS for Stitch Group! Stitch either 'Boo' or 'Forget candy, bring wine!' on Weeks 30ct Chartreuse with DMC. Then whip stitch together two pieces of black felt (templates and instructions included with chart) to make a bottle cover witch hat. my has included brightly colored buttons for embellishment -- we do have bright Weeks hand-dyed wools in case you want your buttons spots of be extra-festive. Just let us know, and we can add them. Chart with buttons.
  • The Early Bird -- *The early bird can have the worm because worms are gross, and mornings are stupid!* Choose a pretty yellow shade of fabric... Amy has a few buttons on here.
  • Adultish -- *kinda care... kinda don't*... *Just another day of not being rich and famous*... each design (all three are in the leaflet) is stitched on 30ct Beige -- just choose a neutral, and dig through your floss for some cute colors! No embellishments for these... just do WHATEVER you want!


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