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Welcome to our Sale Page!

Just a few things that have been past favorites... or little things that have been forgotten over time. Maybe the last one of something? Possibly something we can no longer order from Designers?

Our Sale Page is full of fun, LAST-CHANCE Treats! You can see the original price in the dropdown, as well as the Sale Price.
All Sales are Final. In-Stock only! Enjoy the Browse... we hope you find something that needs a new home in your stitching stash!

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We've cleaned off our old Sale Table in the shop, and re-freshed with a whole new batch of cool stuff! A lot of this is on our Sale Page of the website - but not all of it. I took some quick pics right after we fluffed and buffed... but this is a busy table in the shop... and will change daily! I've put tons of it on this SALE PAGE... all 50% Off. Have fun browsing... we're continually adding to this page, too!

Wildflowers from The Blue Flower -  click for more The Color of Winter from The Blue Flower -  click for more
  • The Color of Winter from The Blue Flower
    *The color of Springtime is in the flowers, the color of Winter is in the imagination.*

    Look closely at this. The design is the same on both sides... but she's changed around all the colors in the flowers, so it doesn't look like it. Measuring 228 x 163, this finishes approx 14 x 10 on 32ct and is coded for Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic hand-dyed flosses.
  • Wildflowers - Buttercups have honeyed hearts, Bees they love the clover, but I Iove the daisies dance all the meadow over. Inspired by wildflowers and a favorite poem, we get another pretty springtime piece that a gardening friend might really love. Stitched all in DMC floss, it finishes a little over 9 x 9 on 36ct. Not really too big at all.

Chessie & Me Tudor Rose Stitch Book -- click to see more To have a Friend from Chessie & Me
Tudor Rose Stitch Book and To Have A Friend
from Chessie & Me
Are you collecting these fun paper mache book box designs??? Tudor Rose is the next in Chessie's Set of these CHARMING 3 x 5 x 1-1/2-ish brown paper boxes. (We'll have them in stock again as soon as all the west coast shipping delays are resolved... they're stuck on a dock somewhere!) Paint and wax your box, and mount the needlework to the top, inside lid and make the matching fob. Lots of Nun Stitch, Satins, Smyrnas, and Eyelets, this uses Weeks flosses of Aztec Red, Bullfrog, Cappuccino, Grasshopper, Peach Fuzz, Swamp Water and Whiskey.
You'll need to use 36ct to get it to fit the box, and will need a schnigglet cut for the backing on the top and inside lids. (We'll send the Louisana Hot Sauce color in either solid, houndstooth, herringbone or Glen Plaid. We can reserve boxes for you... but will not hold shipment for them to show up!!!!
Others in this cute set are farther down this page - Patriotic Stitch Book, Berry House, Queen Bee and Autumn Sewing!

To have a Friend - *You must be a friend.* A darker shade of Weeks linen, several specialty stitches in here, the girl and dog are over one on the mail piece.

Autumn Harvest Sampler from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Autumn Harvest Sampler
from Kathy Barrick
Autumn Harvest Sampler -- Quilts and cats, a log cabin, very primitive in personality!

Welcome Spring from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
Welcome Spring
Just a trio of Easter Eggs to stitch and adorn your baskets of eggs! Each egg measures somewhere around 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 -- they are all slightly different.

Stitched with Sampler Threads or DMC, Lady Dot's Baby Ball Fringe Trim in Vintage and Rainy are featured.

Harvest Blessings  from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
Harvest Blessings
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!

An Autumn Pin Pillow from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more An Autumn Pin Pillow
Autumnal colors for the little house and it's garden vine... this chart stitches into a 4 x 5-1/2 inch cushion.

You could leave off the *autumn* and add a couple more blooms to the upper vine, just a quiet bitty piece! Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, it is worked on neutral colored fabric.

Merry Christmas from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
Merry Christmas
Another *Bowl Filler* for Christmastime!

Finishing approx 5 x 7 on 30ct, hand-dyed flosses, stitch MERRY, but leave off Christmas, and put your family name there instead! Then, tuck it into that awesome basket or bowl!

To Thine Ownself... Be True from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more To Thine Ownself... Be True
Abby Rose presents four new pin cushion-sized designs... To Thine Ownself... Be True is just one. (The other three are described on our interior AR page) Offered as a chart, it is worked on 30ct (but can be anything you want!) in soft pinks, greens and browns of Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

Not big, not a series, not representing a season, this is simply a lovely little design! Want some chenille or hand-dyed silk trim for it? We have lots to choose from and can do that for you!

I Pledge Allegiance from SamSarah Design Studio
I Pledge Allegiance
Sam Sarah's design that is very timely! Offered as a chart, it comes with a small button or two. How about a bowl of Political Pin Cushions??? Choose some Lady Dot Creates Union, Sizzle, Vintage, Snow or Vanilla Ball Fringe or chenille to trim these -- get the trim and then match your hand-dyed threads for the set! I Pledge Allegiance -- Stitched on Week's Dye Works 30ct Periwinkle Linen with over-dyed flosses, there are 5 star buttons included with the chart. Finishes approx 6 x 3-1/2.

You Are My Angel from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more You Are My Angel from Cuore e Batticuore
A stitch count of 164 x 95, this is stitched with two colors -- pink or blue and white. (Click the image at right to see more options.)

It'd make a lovely pillow on a bed -- natural or white linen, pastel colors... just simple but stunning!

 Giardino D'Autunno from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
The Last of the 4 Seasons of Floral Pots and Vases
Wow... these are gorgeous!! Each chart has 6 different pots, urns or vases of seasonal florals surrounded by a fillagreed border. The cover pics are very small, but opening the charts -- they are printed beautifully in color and can easily be stitched individually. The actual florals run about 50 x 50 stitches each, without their borders and names. Charted for DMC, this is a lovely collection, you could split them up and make a whole bunch of pin cushions for one basket... or a long row to hang horizontally or vertically on a skinny wall... so pretty!

Autunno has pretty oak, maple and elder arrangements -- just beautiful!

Be My Valentine from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Be My Valentine
More cute Gnome charm... they are just sitting there on the tree branch -- Love is in the air!

Stitch count of 106 x 148... you might have someone to stitch this for!!!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star
By Cuore e Batticuore of Italy, this pretty piece just LOOKS like it's twinkling! A pair of angels floating over a lacy star, it measures 189 x 210 - so 10-1/2 x 13 on 36ct, and is stitched with DMC.

The fabric they used is actually printed with the little spots. If that is not available to you - just stitch them individually... kind of a pain... but really, really charming if you can stick with it! This design would be perfect for bead and opalescent metallic additions - make all that snow glisten!

PuntiniPuntini Pink Power - click to see more

Pink Power from PuntiniPuntini"
*Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink!* Isn't this a happy piece? It has a coconut drink with a little umbrella for that sunshine, palm fronds and a darling handmade polymer clay flamingo pin!

Paola's piece is stitched on a pale green fabric color using DMC flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 7 on 16/32ct, and the flamingo button is included with the chart! Happy sunshine with a little pink!

PuntiniPuntini Dog Lovers Chart w clay - click to see more
Dog Lovers
Presented as charts, each measures 70 x 90 in stitch count. Coded for DMC, change your house colors and what you have growing in the pots if you need to... but don't change the cute little clay puppy sitting on the front steps! You get that button along with the round 'paw' button above the door, and the matching (smaller version) dog pin that you see up on the roof. If you stitch just the house, and not the bottom border, they'd make a 4-inch pin cushion, and then you could stick that pin in there where ever you want! Each chart comes with its necessary 3 Puntini clay pieces. And don't miss the Dog Pins and Cat Pins, just below, if you want even more embellishment!

LOVE included buttons from PuntiniPuntini LOVE from PuntiniPuntini
*Is all around you* This is rather a simple chart which can be stitched on any fabric, using a color of your choice. What makes it special are the button and pin embellishments included. Hand-made by Puntini, you are getting 4 alphabet 'tiles' that remind one of Scrabble letters, along with 2 decorated hearts and a matching heart pin. The buttons have a definite cream color... so do be careful to choose fabrics and threads that compliment and not clash.

Very cute design, this would make a fun wedding announcement! Presented as the chart with pin and buttons, make sure to see the rest of the Puntini hand-made pin and button collection we have -- it is full of CHARMING things!

What Do You Fancy Beside the Seaside? from Heart in Hand - click for more

What Do You Fancy Beside the Seaside?
*Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!*

Only 60 x 60 in stitch count, frame this, cushion it... big count or little... not involved, but it's cute! Leaflet, hand-dyed or DMC flosses.

Strawberry Suite from Heart in Hand - click for more
Strawberry Suite
A trio of Summertime smalls, finish any of these into bitty fobs or ornaments -- even that larger piece is only 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 32ct!!! Grab some pretty colors of fabric from your stash, the leaflet comes with a tiny glass flower bead embellishment... but you might have a couple of other small trinkets that would be cute on these, too.

Charted for Anchor or DMC... you might have schnibbles of hand-dyeds you want to add as well.

Christmas Cheer 2 Leaflet from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Cheer 2 Leaflet from Heart in Hand
Five bitty designs in here... make ornaments, fobs, pin cushions... whatever! Very simple designs, you can probably even choose colors of threads from your stash based on the cover pic of the leaflet.

Check out the finishing ideas for the pillows... all five charts are clearly presented ... see how you can dress them up for the season!

Halloween by Sara Guermani - click for more
Another of Sara's 'landscape' scenes... Halloween measures about 17 inches square on 32ct -- the same as all her other scenes. This one -- just like all the rest -- has great smaller motif areas you can grab out and stitch individually, but together, this gives you a busy scene full of great color, lots to see, and charming design elements.

The ghosts are neat, the little cauldron at the bottom is kind of fun, LOVE that messy spider web in the tree, and actually that moon in the upper corner is neat with leaves in front of it. Coded for DMC floss. SUPER cute!

Halloween Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more Halloween Sampler
Halloween Sampler -- Lots of scary haunted castles, witches flying everywhere, and dangling spiders... this is kind of on the heavier side of halloween. 278 Stitch count... same size as the rest in this series, 20 shades of DMC are called for.

Spring 2018 by Sara Guermani - click for more Summer 2018 by Sara Guermani - click for more
Spring and Summer 2018
Pretty borders and small scenes are scattered amidst the houses and floral blocks of these seasonal pieces. Each measures a whopping 360 x 190 in stitch count -- or 20 x 11 on 18/36ct. Kind of large... so if you don't want that whole thing, break apart the design elements and use your favorites.

The Spring houses are really charming. We laughed in the shop when these came in. The date is in the title... so I guess when you look at these in your stash in upcoming years... you'll know how long you've had them! (not always a friendly reminder!) Charted for approx 40 different shades of DMC floss!

Winter Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more Spring Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more Spring and Winter Samplers
Gorgeous sprigs of florals scattered everywhere, there are tiny village scenes tossed in between as well.

To the left of center there is an animal pile-up that is charming!

Autumn Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more Summer Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more Summer & Autumn Samplers
These are charming medleys of all sorts of scenes, motifs, and memories of the Summer and Autumn seasons. By Italian artist Sara Guermani, each is presented in chart format and designs measure 278 x 263 in stitch count. That makes them 14-ish inches square on 40ct or 19-1/2 on 28/14ct. You can choose any fabric and count you like, though, AND stitch ANY or ALL parts of each piece.

Charted for DMC floss, there are little villages and animals all over the place... and you can see how the little sections would be fun to break up and stitch individually to make smaller cushions. You could make a whole bundle of bitty things to nestle in a basket... or make a larger statement for your walls.

Winter 2018 by Sara Guermani - click for more
Winter 2018
By Sara Guermani, this is cute! A city scene... complete with row of (dark?!) houses, carolers and snow-man-builders, the 5 individual boxes of motifs at the top, and the cute things inside of them!!

This measures 356 x 191 - which is nuts! 12 x 16...

Home Sweet Home from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view On The Move from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view

Home Sweet Home from The Stitching Shed
Well, the verse says it all! finishing approx 7 x 7, this one would be cute with some hand-dyed flosses tucked into the grass and sky.

On The Move
For the boy... each of these finishes approx 6-1/2 x 7. You could leave off the words at the top and personalize these if you'd like... you could even leave the stitching out of the middle and insert a photograph -- just like a stitched photo frame!

Cupcake Sampler from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view Tree of Love from The Stitching Shed -- click to see a larger view
  • Cupcake Sampler - Perfect for the Birthday Girl!!! Finishes approx 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, don't you just love the colors? Add a few bead sprinkles for decoration!
  • Tree of Love - 5-1/2 x 7 -- The colors in this are so soft and pretty! Do just the tree and mount it onto a plant poke!

Gathering Honey from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Gathering Honey
A piece dedicated to 'industry'... *How doth the little busy bee improve each shining hour and gather honey all the day from every opening flower..*

Pretty honey colors of Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMCs... this finishes 10 x 13 on 32ct. Pretty in a kitchen or sunny breezeway or back hallway I think.

The Seamstress from Perrette Samouiloff The Seamstress
from Perrette Samouiloff
Here is another neat design about stitching, that just begs to be displayed with The Stitcher, shown above. So we put it here. Choose your favorite color of hand-dyed thread (or solid DMC if you'd rather) and stitch this glorious medley of everything dressmaker!

Just like some of the other 'stitch-related' designs we have, you can take small motifs out of this and make some REALLY cute pin cushions, or do the whole thing to frame and hang. Choose any fabric you like... on 14/28 this finishes 9-1/2 x 11-1/2.

Midsummer Song from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Midsummer Song from Luminous Fiber Arts
The cuckoo comes in April and stays the month of May... he's singing a delightful song in the pretty garden!

The strawberry vine is cool, the trees are neat, this is just a very cheerful and colorful design! Measures 168 x 236, coded for DMC; Vintage Country Mocha is one of the fabric suggestions

Aux Couleurs de Digoin from Jardin Prive - click for more Mr et Mme Quaker from Jardin Prive - click for more
  • Aux Couleurs de Digoin - This colors in this piece are mirrored in the local pottery - the Dishes of Digoin - manufactured in Sarreguemines, France. I love French and Italian pottery, and I don't have any of this... means another trip overseas for me! I'm thinking you have to be an alphabet fan to do this one... it finishes approx 10 inches square on 32ct, and features DMC floss of 815, 924, 927 and3768.
  • Mr et Mme Quaker - Tall and thin... this finishes about 4-1/2 x 27 on 18/36ct! The model is stitched in only one pink and one brown DMC. Nathalie says to choose whatever colors you want - *Your choice will be the best!* (It really says that!) So... grab some hand-dyeds, break up the bands on this a little and make a set of pin cushions out of it... it is loaded with gorgeous Quaker-inspired motifs!

 Friends Are Flowers Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Friends are LIKE Flowers Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New and SMALL-ISH designs
We're always after Karen of Rosewood Manor to design us some smaller designs to complement her many large ones. We have 11 of the results!!!!! 1/2 Sized charts - clear and pretty color pics on the covers, nice and large charts on the inside.
Each of these comes with its hand-dyed floss from South Africa (!) or bunches of little hand-dyed buttons from Just Another Button Company (from IL!). Most are done on Antique White fabric... lots of fabric options with that! Make sure to scroll down this page to see the other 7 designs!
  • Friends are Flowers *In the garden of life.* The included buttons make up the line of blooms... the measures 95 x 68 and is coded for DMC.
  • Friends are Like Flowers - *You can never have too many.* Measuring 95 x 119 (fits and 8 x 10 frame on 28ct), this one features hand-dyed flosses from House of Embroidery in south Africa! Soft honey, denim, light grass green, a raspberry and hand-dyed browny-greeny... kind of a Dutch feel to this one!
Garden visit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Espresso from Rosewood Manor - click for more Cappuccino from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Garden Visit, Espresso and Cappuccino
  • Garden Visit - I can't read the verse all along the bottom of this, but I can tell it talks about a visit in a pretty garden... and I love the colors we can see so far. 90 x 78 - Just 5-1/2 x 4-ish, it's a tall, skinny little thing, and actually might make a pretty square pin cushion. Presented in a small leaflet format.
  • Espresso and Cappuccino - A pair of smaller leaflets, the cup size determines the name, I think! Just pretty florals for summertime, coded for DMC, a little bit of color!

Sunshine Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Neighbors Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Sunshine, Neighbors... Buttons Everywhere!
  • You Are My Sunshine - bright greens and oranges... just sweet, bold, and balanced! Measures 83 x 51 in stitch count - fits into a 5 x 7 frame.
  • Neighbors - This one features about 30 tiny raspberry-colored flower buttons that you see stitched into the border. The stitched piece measures 96 x 67 (around 7 x 5). Karen is showing it with patterned ribbon as kind of a 'mat' finishing treatment.

Spring Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Winter Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Spring, Summer Autumn and Winter
The 4 Seasons all done with baskets of flowers and some 'busy-ness' in the backgrounds. These all measure the same 96 x 64 in stitch count. Choose a 16 or 32ct Antique White fabric; these are all worked with their 5 colors of hand-dyed floss from House of Embroidery of South Africa.

I think the Summer and Autumn are my favorites... I love the profusion of all the background stuff!!!

Chronicles of Oline Marie from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more
Chronicles of Oline Marie from Summer House Stitche Workes
This is a small bit taken from an antique Norwegian sampler stitched in 1844. Measuring 104 stitches square, it'll finish into a larger-ish pin cushion, the coordinating fob is smaller at 50 x 50.

Stitched with DMCs of 502, 841, 733, 640, 833, 676, and 543, it's a very soft palette, and looks elegant decorated with the vintage pearl buttons. Presented as a single sheet chart.

Cozy Winter Samplers from Romy's Creations - click for more Cozy Winter Samplers from Romy's Creations
A cute little puppy dog is stitching under her lamp, feet perched on a stool, with hot chocolate near-by. Not sure what makes it all so cute, but it is!

Presented in chart format, this is coded for DMC and finishes about 4-1/2 x 7 on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha linen.

Little Annie Lewis from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Little Virginie 1837 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view A Pocket for Potions from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view La-D-Da Quaker from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
  • Little Annie Lewis - La D Da has a new sampler - lots of alphabets, but pretty fonts and a playful bottom panel.

    Measuring 226 x 219, it finishes a generous 14 x 14 on 36ct. Coded for DMC and Weeks, it is a reproduction. Something about it is simple and charming! Presented as a chart.
  • Little Virginie 1837 - Stitched on 36ct, this one finishes approx 10 x 10. There's a windmill in here... a peacock and that cool sailing ship... kind of a 'family established' thing!
    • A Pocket for Potions provides you storage for your toad's wort, spider venom, eye of newt, hogwart, cod liver oil and witch hazel. Just in case your family doesn't like what you made for dinner - now you can find *just the right ingredient* to 'add that little something extra!' What a fun piece to make into a little bag to hang on a kitchen knob or perch on a windowsill. Stitch it on anything you want - Lori used only 310 and 838 - brown and black.
    • La-D-Da Quaker - Pretty straight and organized for Lori --it's done in only two colors - 3371 and 632. The four corners of the border are all different - you'd never guess it!

Where My heart Is from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
Where My heart Is
*Home is...* Just 113 x 85 in stitch count, this is charted for both DMC and a few hand-dyeds.

Nothing fancy, everything is worked over two threads except the verse -- which is over one.

Fetish #1 The Parrots from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Fetish #2 Elizabeth Longley from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Fetish #4 Scottish Sample from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
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!

Flowers for Beatrice from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view

Flowers for Beatrice
A classic little marking band sampler - in the olden days, little girls stitched these to practice forming letters so they could legibly label the family linens. Stitch with a combination of DMC and Weeks hand-dyed cotton flosses, Lori has used all the favuorite stitches found in these old samplers - everything divided a band.

Smyrnas were usually the alphabet letters. Double Backstitch, Open Herringbone, Fly, Diamond Eyelets and Rices abound as well! Skip the special stitches or do them all... this 91 x 215 piece finishes a narrow 5 x 12 on 36ct.

My Little Sampler from La D Da -- click to see a larger view
My Little Sampler
Just a cute little piece, measuring 109 x 127 on Week's 30ct Capuccino Linen, charted for silks or DMC.

We have the Needlepoint Inc silks for this one, too!

U & Me 123 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Catherine's Big Heart from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Elizabeth Charnelay W from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Mary Collier 1814 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
  • U & Me 123 - Can you find the dinky U & Me in here? 200 x 146, on 36ct this measures approx 8 x 11.
  • Catherine's Big Heart - This is a little one - just 5-1/2 x 8 on 36ct - Weeks Straw Linen and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.
  • Elizabeth Charnelay W - Stitched on 36ct, this measures a generous 12-ish inches square. Worked with Weeks flosses of Havana, Dolphin, Terrapin and Red Rocks, there are 8 DMCs tossed in as well.
  • Mary Collier 1814 - Work this on Weeks Mocha or any honey-ish colored hand-dyed you like! Lori used Weeks Seagull, Terrapin, Dirt Road and Baked Apple, along with Gentle Art's Parchment, and Classic's Zach Black and Black Coffee... then tossed in 9 shades of DMC too! 222 x 268. It will finish 12 x 15 on 36ct.

Be True To Your Heart from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view La Vita e Bella from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view All is Well from Shepherd's Bush
  • Be True To Your Heart - Presented in a leaflet, this 4 x 6 design is smattered with tiny buttons that accent your stitches. Button Pack available separately.
  • La Vita e Bella - A sweet little design presented in single chart format, this finishes approx 3 x 5, stitched with asst hand-dyeds on 32ct. A few Satin and Rice stitches... here is another of Tina and Teri's designs that my eye can divide into little pin cushions for a really cool big bowl! I see that cute little hill picture all by itself!
  • All is Well -- This one is presented in a leaflet. Bees in the garden, sheep in the dell, flowers in the meadow, all is well. It finishes approx 7 x 8 on Weeks 30ct Parchment and is stitched with a variety of hand-dyed flosses.

Home for The Holidays from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Love is -- click for more
  • Home for The Holidays - This one is offered in a leaflet format - just the chart. The model is worked on Week's 20ct Putty linen... 18ct Natural would be a great alternative - and it would match all your SB stockings. There's a little set of JABCO buttons you'll need as embellishment... those should be here by the end of the week, as well! Just a cute, smaller Holiday design.
  • Love is Where you Plant It! - Teri's newest design this is a spring garden full of happy, cheerful wildflowers. Stitched on 28ct Antique White linen, (28ct Lugana or 14ct Aida would be great with this, too) it is coded for overdyed flosses or DMC's -- your choice. Finishing approx 8 x 12, it features a smattering of Just Another Button Company buttons, little bees, bugs and flowers. You'll notice that this companions with her newest Tiny Garden Scissor Fob and her little Free-Bee bumble bee charm along with it's freebie pin cushion design! A super-colorful, *quick stitch!*

Love Ewe Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Be Mine Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Our Hearts Pin Cushion from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Lucky Treasure Box Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
  • Love Ewe & Be Mine Gift Tags... OR... Tiny Sled Beds! - Just like their small Christmas designs, these measure just 1 x 2-ish, and are stitched on 14ct perforated paper. You can simply cut out the design and mount it onto the piece of decorated paper in the kit - making a little hang-tag OR... you can cut out the design and glue it onto the bed of a miniature Foxwood Crossing's sled ornament! Whatever you want! BUTTTTT... if these are sleds, change that green grass underneath the little sheep to SNOW! Small kits contain the chart, decorative paper, perforated paper and the flosses. Sleds are available separately.
  • Our Hearts Cushion - features Shepherd's Bush's flower basket on one side, and little scattered hearts on the other. (There is room for some initials on there!) Stitching measures approx 2-1/2 inches square.
  • Lucky Treasure Box - Little Bitty designs, these each measure only 26 x 39 stitches... so in doing the math you'll get less than 2 x 3. But if you go over one on something easy to see - like 28ct Jobelan, you're going to get a teeny 1 x 1-1/2 piece! Complete kit of chart, hand-dyed flosses and a needle... these are really great for a new stitcher to begin with. Cute and finish-able for them.

Paul Revere Hornbook from Dames of the Needle Paul Revere Hornbook
Wow... both sides of this are stitched, and they both open up to reveal wool needle pages underneath. (You could get TWO hornbooks, then none of your stitching is ever laying hidden on a backside!!!) Presented as a chart, both 4 x 5-ish designs are worked on Week's 35 (or 36ct) Straw Linen with 17 different shades of hand-dyed floss. Each is Nun-Stitched around the edges for close finishing.

Sewn onto the wooden board with buttons, you're going to need to drill some holes in the wood if that is how you choose to finish these. Untie the cording at the bottom button to lift your stitching to find the cut of Week's Camel (color) wool that could hold stray needles.

Nantucket Beach from Dames of the Needle - click for more Nantucket Beach
What a charming beach scene from years and years ago! How pretty to hang in a seaside cottage setting... I want to go there!!! Stitched on 32ct Lambswool Linen in Weeks and Gentle Art overdyeds, everything is stitched in Cross Stitch -- but the people are worked over one thread, and the ladder and wheels on the bath houses are couched long stitches.

Charming old-fashioned striped swim suits, I love the soft, sandy colors and those tiny wheeled houses! Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 5 x 9.

Clean Dishes from Dames of the Needle - click for more
Clean Dishes from Dames of the Needle
This would make a fun Halloween decoration for the kitchen... although it really isn't technically a Halloween design. *Scary Cat, Salem Witches, need a spell to clean my dishes!*

Pick a mangy fabric, and choose any black hand-dyed thread you have... this measures 72 x 198 in size - so 4-1/7 x 7 on 32ct. It'd be a fun little stand-up cube just sitting there on the counter! Presented as a chart.

White Pumpkins Sampler from Dames of the Needle - click for more White Pumpkins Sampler from Dames of the Needle
After all the summer fruit has ripened and fallen from the vine, the white pumpkin starts to shine. It awaits it's glory in the cool days of Fall. This a really neat piece!

Unfortunately, the picture on the cover of the small chart won't show you the potential of this design. The funky little urn with its super-bold stripes and all the pumpkin vines trailing everywhere, the verse stitched over one, it finishes a petite 6 x 7 on Weeks Dye Works 36ct Cocoa Linen! I think that is another part of its charm -- it's little! Get out your Weeks and Sampler Threads of Angel Hair, Bullfrog, Caper, Carriage Black, Grasshopper, Pebble, Schneckley, Straw, Tin Roof, Wood Smoke, and Wrought Iron.

I Am The Witch! from AB Designs - click for more Wicked Women Unite from AB Designs - click for more

Noah from Sisters & Best Friends - click for more Noah from Sisters & Best Friends
Here is a cheerful little ark... bursting with animals, and Noah! Is the rain cloud leaving and sun coming??? ... or the other way around?! Offered as a leaflet with a delightful set of colorful buttons and a smattering of beads, the thread list uses 29 different colors of DMC, Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye Works and Sampler Threads!

This piece is so full of color, you'll love stitching it! Worked on 18ct linen, over two threads, using 4 strands of floss, Noah finishes an impressive 11 x 13! No special stitches, just lots of personality!

St Nick's Noel from AB Designs - click for more St Nick's Noel
Oh, this little guy is really cute this year! He is stitched on 30ct Guacamole Week's Linen with various hand-dyed flosses. YOU GET the pre-cut felt tree piece and the silver beads to adorn -- all with the chart!

He finishes approx 3 x 7... cute for a cube stand-up or little pillow. That wool tree adds a nice touch of texture and a bit of *unique!* Restful colors of dusty greens and deep reds. Offered as the chart with embellishments.

Twirl from AB Designs - click for more Twirl
*When in doubt... Twirl!* What a cute design!!! Everyone who sees this just loves it! By AB Designs, offered as a single chart, this is stitched on Week's 30ct chartreuse linen with a small variety of flosses and a bit of silk and metallic. (You have lots of substitute options from your stash with this one -- not to worry!)

Finishing approx 5 x 11, Amy has made a pink and orange clay flower to embellish, and there are glass beads garnishing the *wind* around this little guy!!! Offered as a single chart.

All Things Warm and Cozy from AB Designs - click for more All Things Warm and Cozy
ab Designs has another charming design that uses the new DMC Memory Thread! This awesome stocking would be awesome FINISHED as a stocking... it's stitched with Sampler Threads, and features a neat woolen heart applique, and a few red glass seed beads. Deep, rich colors of Apple Cider, Woodsmoke, Buckeye Scarlet, Dark Chocolate, Raven Oatmeal and Parchment... it just LOOKS like a comfortable old sock!

Notice the curly-Q stuff around the sheep and holding the heart? THAT is the DMC Memory Thread. It's actually thread-covered wire that you twist and attach just however you want, to get such a fun and whimsical effect! This design uses the Gold color, and finishes approx 9 x 11 on 28ct. Offered as the chart with woolen heart and beads, linen, flosses and Memory Thread offered separately.

But First Coffee from AB Designs - click for more Snarky Stuff by Amy!
Just funny sayings that are super fun to have on display in just the right places!!!
*But First Coffee* and *That's a horrible idea* -- Both designs in this chart, they come with a smattering of small green buttons.

You can even add some of the PuntiniPuntini coffee buttons! Again, any fabrics you want, change colors too if you want!

Christmas Calories Don't Count from AB Designs - click for more
Christmas Calories Don't Count
Well in a perfect world, I guess! AB has a cute design that needs to be mounted on a chalkboard stand or something -- some sort of presentation to preside over the tempting Christmas Cookie tray of sin!

Her pattern comes as a chart with cuts of two different colors of brown wool, red heart buttons and DMC Memory Wire Thread for icing decorations to make delightful felt gingerbread men! The stitching is only 5 x 6-ish on 28ct... so this is a creative, quick thing to dress up your kitchen cooie tray!

Crazy Dog Lady from AB Designs - click for more
Crazy Dog Lady!
Two of AB's new designs... we all have that friend who is NUTS about their cat or dog... they dress them, they cook real people food for them, they skype with them, they even stick them in their purses to go shopping together! (well maybe not the CAT!) Anyway, she needs this! Dog was released a few weeks ago -- Cat just came.

Offered as two separate charts -- both measure 61 x 133 in stitch count -- about 6 x 14 on 14ct. CAT comes with a felt fish for trim, DOG comes with a felt bone. Cute as can be... you could skip the top two cats to save stitching time... but not if that offends that Crazy Cat Lover!

Fantasy Biscornus Genie from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Fairy from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Wizzard from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Phoenix from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Elf from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Fantasy Biscornus - Beginning January of 2019 from Tiny Modernist
This is a set of unique subjects (!) all stitched into approx 4-inch squares. Stitched on both sides... you really end up with 24 designs in this series. Stitch them flat and frame them, or make small pin cushions, or do the offset Biscornu finishing treatment for the tufted versions.

The first design is the dragon; next is a mermaid. Others will include a gnome, genie, unicorn... you get the idea. More cute and colorful stuff by Tiny Modernist!

XS 190 Season's Greetings from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view Saint Nick PN191 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS292 PA Dutch Farm Series The Heifer from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
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  • Season's Greetings -- A warming Winter Greeting... only there's no snow yet!!!! I think you need to 'frost' the trees and grass with a little white stitching... otherwise this snowman greeter won't stay happy for very long! Finishes approx 11-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 35ct... Teresa chose Cornsilk-colored Weeks linen which has a yellow-green cast to it. It all has a retro-vintage feel to it... so I am not sure you'd want to change that part to a winter gray... the colors are pretty the way they are!
  • Saint Nick PN191
  • The Heifer is a bitty thing! Just 4 x 4 on a rich red background.

Home For Christmas from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Flying Lessons XS202 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS168 Flowers & Berries in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
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  • Home For Christmas - This is a little one - worked on Country French Rain Linen - a light smoky blue. It's only 4-1/2 x 5, and it'd be fun to add your family name and maybe date established to the bottom of this to help celebrate every year.
  • Flying Lessons - I love the charming double-layered border! This finishes about 7 x 11... choose a fabric that lets your sheep show up a little against it.
  • Flowers & Berries - This one is small -- 3 x 5 on 35ct Weeks Onyx linen. That might be impossible to see... so a chalkboardy light black might be an option.

Daisy Hill in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS295 Up on the Housetop in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS116 Harvest at the Mill from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
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  • Daisy Hill -- Finishes approx 6 x 4 on 30ct Weeks Onyx Linen. You could always stitch this on light fabric so it's easier to see and fill in that background with over-dyed black!!
  • Up on the Housetop - Choose a wild and fun blue hand-dyed fabric for these little guys! They're up there dancing on the rooftop - they'd better not fall! 6-1/2 x 7-1/2.
  • Harvest at the Mill -- Coming into Fall and the sunflowers, this is stitched on Weeks Parchment linen with Weeks and DMC floss. Finishing approx 5-1/2 x 8 on 35ct. the fabric comes in many sizes, so you have options. I love the flowers -- they'd make pretty pin cushions!

Tilly's House from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS095 Springtime Bunnies in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
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  • Springtime Bunnies finishes 7-1/2 x 4 on Weeks Cornsilk linen. All of the background is filled however, so fabric doesn't really matter with this one!
  • Tilly's House - Tilly is Teresa's little punch needle sheep! And this is her house! Super-organized repeating border tulip motifs... even Tilly-in-the-trees... is cute by herself! This finishes 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 on 32ct.

XS248 Snow Penny from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS243 Soul Sisters in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN160 Primitive Santa in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
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  • Snow Penny - 88 x 112 -- 6 x 7-1/2 on 30ct
  • Soul Sisters - Finishing about 4-1.2 x 6 on 32ct... (I'm the one with the smaller butt!) Something cute to stitch for a friend!
  • Prim Santa -- 5 x 3-3/4, this is just a bitty one! He was featured in the 2016 Christmas Mega Issue of PS and PN Magazine.

Primitive Halloween in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Winter Blessings in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Merry Halloween in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
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  • Primitive Halloween - RETIRING! When they're gone, they're gone! Oh... we've had this little guy in punch needle for several years! He's very cute, and now finishes a whopping 8 x 12-1/2 on Weeks 30ct Chocolate linen. You'll need both Weeks and DMC flosses... and if you have some cool old buttons, those would make neat eyes on the pumpkin!
  • Winter Blessings - Another cute one, this is worked over two on Weeks 30ct Havana, and it finishes approx 5 x 10-1/2. The only overdyed in here is the orange on the door!
  • Merry Halloween - This is pretty cute! Finishing approx 6-1/2 x 7 on Weeks 30ct Cocoa (Teresa LOVES that fabric!), it'd be awfully cute with a bunch of JABCO pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on there over the stitched ones -- or instead of! You could add metallic to the moon and stars, as well... and make her face greeeeeennnnn...!

Give Ye Thanks in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Give Ye Thanks from Teresa Kogut
Here's another one that has great *bones!* Over two on Week's 30ct Cocoa Linen, it finishes approx 7 x 5-/14 in size. Pretty autumnal overdyeds and a couple of DMCs... add some JABCO buttons all over the place on here!

The border would be a good place for leaves to be scattered... you could even do Satins in there, or on the barn. And then there are always the berries on the branches... lots of god design elements in here.

The Greatest Gift in Cross Stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
The Greatest Gift from Teresa Kogut
Oh... love from one to the other!

Finishing approx 6-1/4 x 5-1/2, lots of easy, solid stitching in this one.

XS217 Two Homes from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS295 Up on the Housetop in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
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  • Two Homes - A pair of small circulars. HOME is 2-1/2 inches round, the larger 'mansion' measures 3-1/2 inches. The only colors used are Schneckley, Havana and Pecan!
  • Up on the Housetop - Choose a wild and fun blue hand-dyed fabric for these little guys! They're up there dancing on the rooftop - they'd better not fall! 6-1/2 x 7-1/2.

PN348 Folkart Eagle Punch Needle Pattern from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN347 Halloween Tuxedo Punch Needle Pattern from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Two new Punch Needle Designs from Teresa Kogut
  • Halloween Tuxedo - 7 x 5-1/4 inches in size
  • Folkart Eagle - 6 x 5 in size.

Oh My Bird from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Just SOME of our New Arrivals by Teresa Kogut
Oh My Bird is presented on Graham Cracker Linen - so choose a pretty golden brown you like to highlight your colors! DMCs and hand-dyeds, it finishes about 8 x 12 on 32ct.

Oeufs Frais from Madame la Fee - click to see more Joyeux Noel from Madame la Fee - click to see more
  • Joyeux Noe and Oeufs Frais from Madame la Fee
    189 x 180... chart includes 20-ish teeny-weeny colorful button embellishments.
  • Oeufs Frais
    Chickens and Eggs!!! What a charming piece! Stitch count of 182 x 205, the chart includes a piece of checkered ribbon to tie onto the basket, and a little brass egg charm.

The Memory Garden from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Easter Basket from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
  • The Memory Garden - shown as a scrapbook cover! 'Back on it's sturdy hinges the gate of memory swings, and my heart goes into the garden to gather my cherished things.' This one finishes approx 12 x 12 and is LOADED with special stitches and cool border bands. (I love these kind of patterns -- not only do we have a pretty overall design, you're getting something like 21 different bands and borders -- some with turning corners -- a goldmine of patterns to use later on.)
  • Easter Basket
    Here is a little band sampler that has lots of stitch detail packed into it's bitty 30 x 84 stitch count! Just fun, it won't take long to work up. Coded for Needlepoint Silks -- again another really good piece to harvest colors from your stash for stitching, instead of investing in more threads!

    You don't need much of anything -- just some baskety browns and pretty pastels for your eggs! Offered as the chart -- as usual Cynthia's great stitch diagrams are included.

The Tricky Witch Treat Bags from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Spiders 'n Bones Treat Bags from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Spiders 'n Bones and The Tricky Witch Treat Bags
Here's a fun set of 8 x 8-ish treat bags that feature your stitching on both sides. Offered as two separate charts -- the skeletons are one, the witch is the other. The simple designs are stitched on 18ct Natural linen and measure approx 4 x 4 each. Cynthia has the charts placed on one piece of fabric, so as you construct your little bag the fabric is folded across the bottom.

Cute designs, both are stitched in DMC with bits of hand-dyed floss from your stash. Our charts include the black or orange mini-buttons featured in the bats and witch dress. Super quick to stitch... what a fun way to use cute Halloween fabrics for finishing along with flourishes of cool ribbons! They would also be cute as hard-sided buckets -- either way -- cute centerpieces to hold that precious Halloween candy!

Front Yard Flowers from The Drawn Thread - click to see more Front Yard Flowers
This is a captivating piece -- petite at 60 x 60 stitches -- and packed with something like 25 tiny specialty stitches. The matching needlebook is even a tinier version of the 'big' piece! Texture and fun detail everywhere... you'll want to showcase this piece on the top of Olde Colonial's Small Dowry Box, or frame it and display on a table-top easel. You want everyone to be able to see all the stitch detail easily.

Offered as a chart, coded for silks, it looks like FUN to stitch, because all is packed into such a tiny area.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Sarah's Worke Kit Kit from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Sarah Macgregor's Sampler: The Lords Prayer from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
  • The Lord's Prayer Sampler - Theresa Venette LOVES to find old samplers and discover their hidden charms. This particular one - a sampler stitched by a young Sarah features her age ripped out when she finished this! Delightful bands of floral pots and birds, little girls, and The Lord's Prayer; Theresa has re-charted it, and is offering the sampler two different ways.
    The Lord's Prayer Sampler is the complete chart... 241 x 335 in size. Stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses or DMC, it finishes approx 13 x 18 on 36ct.
Home Springs Eternal from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Home Springs Eternal
What a pretty piece by Shakespeare's Peddler -- the house, the alphabet, the border and basket -- and of course the lock and key to keep all safe and sound! Teresa's sampler has a stitch count of 145 x 95, and can be stitched on almost any fabric of your choice.

She chose two different colorways for this, or you can follow the alternate selections of Sampler Threads (in the regular color line) or even DMC. Pretty browns and greens, the house is stitched in Gold Rush (Gold Leaf) and there is a hint of Raisin (Grape Arbor) in the window panes and flowers. Offered as the chart with coordinating clay flower button embellishment (see it on the floral urn?)

Antique Spring Sampler -- Ann Hobbs 1834 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Antique Spring Sampler -- Ann Hobbs 1834
This is another sampler residing in Teresa's *Private Collection* (how neat is that!) that came from England. Originally stitched in 1834, the color palette of this features soft shades of beige, blue, gold, rose and coral -- so lovely!

Teresa includes a page of history about Ann, where she came from, and speculation about ink spills on her original piece. That sort of thing is so much fun to read about!

The verse reminds one to not put off things that are worthwhile... not 'To Put Religion By'...Very, very pretty! (She loaned us her stitched piece for a few weeks!)

Sarah Woodham 1770 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Sarah Woodham 1770
This is Teresa's reproduction of a 1770's sampler she fell in love with in an antique shop and purchased! Beautifully charted, she has an entire page of thoughts about the original stitcher, her talents, and ideas about missing motifs and color choices. The verse is a prayer by Sarah that gives thanks for her good life, and a plea to make her a better person towards others. The words are all stitched over one thread, while the rest of the piece is over two -- Teresa says this has over 25,000 stitches in it! Charted for DMC, Sampler Threads or silks, this finishes approx 12 x 14-1/2 on 40ct!

Simply lovely, this piece has such balance, pretty and graceful motifs, awesome color, and just general CHARM! One of Teresa's favorite parts are the two girls near the bottom that are standing there with their hands on their hips! Definitely a happy sampler! Offered as a chart.

Hannah's Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Hannah's Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Hannah's Sampler
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here is Shakespeare's Peddler's newest reproduction sampler - Hannah's Sampler. Theresa found the original in terrible condition, but could tell she loved the leafy border and the charming farmhouse - next to the brick wall - covering that little babbling brook. Very pretty colors of reds and greens in here, the row of diamonds below the alphabet are done with Rice Stitch. Those bricks in the wall and the waves in the water are all loosely placed in the original... so neat... you can do that too. Stitched on 36ct Weeks Straw Linen with silks (Gloriana, Needlepoint Inc and Au Ver a Soie) or DMC, it measures a generous 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 in size.

Teresa came to Tulsa for a weekend retreat in our new 'She Shed' Stitching Room... and presented this sampler as our Silver Needle exclusive. (Our class included three small take-out designs from this charming piece... so the weekend was really a treat.) 'Raggamuffin #3' refers to her third antique reproduction piece that came from a really ratty, mangy, and damaged sampler that just needed a little love! So... Hannah's original sampler as well as her reproduction now hang happily at our shop... and she'll be here for years to come!

God Bless Those... from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more God Bless Those... Who struggle to be free.
Teresa designed this the week Egypt won its revolution for freedom! Offered only for a short while, it comes as a small kit with either 40 or 32ct Vintage Examplar Linen by Lakeside (very warm honey color), and three skeins of un-released limited edition Sampler Threads (a gold, a red-ish brown and a golden-brown.)

Her model is made into a pin-cushion piece, stuffed with something heavy -- like rice or walnut shells. Doesn't need any more description from me... that verse says it all!

All Things Sampler from The Workbasket - click to see more All Things Sampler
Here's a fun design... it's a medley of cute motifs that might be found in Pennsylvania Dutch Antique Samplers. Check out the mermaid right above the letter m!! An acorn, windmill, that mermaid, squirrel, a baby cradle, a key, cat and quilt... this is charming! Offered in leaflet format, this is stitched on Weeks 35ct Confederate Gray linen using Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Silks.

Get out that stash... because there are 23 different colors in here! Hopefully you have a bunch of them, because they run $7.50 each!!! Finished size is 8 x 19!!!!! Offered as the leaflet.

Faby Reilly Apple Blossom Scissor Case - click to see more Faby Reilly Apple Blossom Needlebook - click to see more Apple Blossom Needlebook and Scissor Case from Faby Reilly Designs
Such a pretty sewing set... we have a biscornu that matches these. Worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast linen in DMCs and embellished with a touch of gold beading, these are full of brilliant pinks and bold greens.

Every piece in the set features a slightly different version of the signature design, so everything matches but is unique! Offered as two different charts.

My World from Threads That Bind -- click to see a larger view American Roots from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
My World
This is a really cool punch needle piece that we have had in the shop this Fall... but I've somehow missed showing you on-line!!! One of my personal favorites... it is a round scene of a village in the four seasons! By Threads That Bind, it punches into a 6-inch round little rug, that we have perched on top of a painted shaker box.

Look closely... you see the city in the Fall, farmyard in the Spring, seashore in the Summer, and mountains in the Winter. Lots of fun detail and pretty colors, this design is so unique and really charming! Offered as the design stamped onto khaki-colored weaver's cloth, you supply your punch needles and floss.

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.

Grandma's House from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Grandma's House
A neatly-kept house, lavish garden and lots of birds... the flag is a little saggy, but Grandma has been busy tending to that property!!! Finishing 4 x 8.

Chalkboard Lesson Punch Needle from Threads That Bind -- click to see more Chalkboard Lesson
A smart alphabet is punched amidst a checkerboard chalkboard! Super-hard to see in the pic, but the background is a checkerboard of DMC 3021 and 3371. The house and flower seem to sprout in an instant... bursts of color against the dark background. Very striking, this is a very pretty piece!

Finishes approx 5 x 5 on the weaver's cloth, the piece is then 'matted' with a piece of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed houndstooth wool.

Spooktacular Night from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Stage Fright from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Joyous Offering from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
Spooktacular Night
Just a bitty Punch needle design - 5 x 5 in size. This would be a nice and easy one to begin with, because it's not too involved.

Lots of curves that follow each other, and lots of 'solid' spaces.

Hilda from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Hilda
Is she over-the-top, or what???

Hilda punches approx 5-1/2 inches square, and features a row of light-colored punches all around to highlight her!

Remember, the roiling background is simply different colors of DMC!

Trick or Treat from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
Trick or Treat
I LOVE this green cyclops spider... he's leaving the web, complete with his Jack-O-Lantern Trick or Treat pail... to get the goods!!! How Charming!!!

He measures approx 5-1/2 inches square, and is punched in DMC #580 green! Talk about personality!

Reindeer Route from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Reindeer Route
Oh, we like this one! We like that hill, and the houses and trees cascading right along it. It's light and colorful -- the sky is a mixture of 522 and 524.

Again, all DMC flosses, 3-strand needle, this finishes 5 x 5.

Tenderness of Heart by The Purple Thread - click to see more New Smalls
Presented in a small kit format -- with all the cool materials needed to make them.
Tenderness of Heart makes a 2-inch fob -- square, but with a little angle on one corner. You can see how petite it is in my hand.

Stitched over one and two threads on 32ct Attic Lace linen with soft DMC's of roses and greens, it features pretty lace and baby rik-rak trim along with button embellishments. You even get a copper penny in here, to stuff into the fob for luck!

Millicent's Miser Purse by The Purple Thread - click to see more
Millicent's Miser Purse
Hey, this is FUN! It's a skinny little purse patterned after antiques! I guess the misers didn't want a purse that was easy to get into!!!!! Stitched on the included 32ct linen with the included flosses, this finishes about 1 x 7!

It features a twine drawstring closure, so brass rings are included to help with that part of the finishing. The back of the little purse is an actual piece of burgundy colored twill tape. Just the most unusual thing! Beads are included for that looped fringe along the bottom!

Crabtree Remembered by The Purple Thread - click to see more Crabtree Remembered is a *mattress-shaped* pin cushion -- 3 x 3 x 1-ish in size. Stitched with purple, green, cream and black, she has this backed with black felt. It's very striking!

The complete kit contains the linen, flosses, chart, needle, felt, AND three black mourning pins that you see sticking from it!

Sylvie's Penny Bag by The Purple Thread - click to see more Sylvie's Penny Bag
This is the cutest thing... it's a mis-shapen little purse that you might have used years ago to keep track of your pennies! After all... Purple Thread's Mother always told her that if you watch your pennies the dollars will take care of themselves. Stitch the miniature patchwork design on the 36ct Flax linen with one ply of hand-dyed floss or wool -- everything is presented on pre-sorted and labeled thread cards for you.

Not much stitching, the added buttons, bitty wool circles, the silk ribbon bow, and the couched dividing lines add color and personality. Construct your tiny 2 x 4 bag with the muslin lining, the brown striped finishing fabric for the back, and the drawstring which tucks inside the brown grosgrain ribbon topping. A very different and colorful piece... I like it a lot!

Hocus Pocus by The Purple Thread - click to see more Hocus Pocus
A small Needlebook and Pin Keep set, this is offered in a small, complete kit format. The Weeks Sweet Potato and Gentle Art Blackboard hand-dyeds are stitched against a cut of R & R 30ct linen.

The kit includes all your orange and black lining and Warm 'n Natural puffing pieces, all the boards and ribbons, even black glass-headed pins and a penny to stuff inside the wheel for good luck! Each piece finishes approx 2 inches in size.

Tenderness of Heart by The Purple Thread - click to see more Tenderness of Heart
The Purple Thread has several new releases... this pillow is elegant! *There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.* Stitched on R & R 30ct hand-dyed Lace Linen with Gentle Art and Week's cottons, the scattered motifs are worked in special stitches, and tiny what-nots garnish everywhere! Offered as a complete kit -- presented in a lovely brown paper folder -- the kit contains the linen, threads, and backing fabric for your 7 x 7-ish pillow.

The featured (and included) embellishments include a Charland sterling silver heart charm, a mother-of-pearl button, a few tiny clay buttons, twill tape for the corner finishing treatment, silk ribbons, lace and the most STUNNING hand-stitched and wrapped pin-wheel button -- a Dorset button -- from England. The front of the button looks like all is simply wrapped in thread... but on the back you can see that it is actually a very intricate hand-made thing! Just a lovely design, such pretty colors and materials -- its a treat!

Mrs Reppert's Herb Bag by The Purple Thread - click to see more Mrs Reppert's Herb Bag
This is a delightful design -- approx 3-1/2 inches square that is worked in overdyed cottons on R & R 30ct Old Mill Java linen. It is finished into a little fabric bag, suitable to hold fragrant herbs. Offered as a small, complete kit... along with the chart, threads, linen, beads buttons and ribbons, the lining and backing fabrics are also here. The backing fabric is so neat -- it features 'embroidered' x's on it... hard to explain... but a really neat textured fabric.

Dedicated to designer Sharon's favorite shop-lady -- Mrs Reppert -- who opened her lovely herb shop -- The Rosemary Shop -- in Mechanicsburg, PA in 1968.

Make a Wish by The Purple Thread - click to see more Mend and Make Do by The Purple Thread - click to see more Heart to Heart by The Purple Thread - click to see more
Four Fun Smalls
Ms Sharon was busy this season creating 4 darling new small projects... she always presents them in kit format with the coolest little embellishments and materials!
  • Make a Wish - This is a tiny Birthday Cake scissor fob! Stitched on 32ct white with DMC, it's garnished with a tiny silver flower charm. Sharon says she stitches these for all her Stitching Friends on their birthdays. Her complete kit contains the chart, needle, charm threads, pink mini-rik-rak and the most delicious fray striped raw silk backing fabric. All you add is stuffing and love! Little Fob finishes 2 x 2.
  • Mend and Make Do - Stitched with only 2 colors, you embellish with cut bits of included wool, pins, a snap, and a couple of buttons. Super cute as a pin cushion, this finishes approx 3 x 4. The complete kit includes the chart, 28 creme Cashel Linen, threads, needle, buttons, hook and eye, snap, beads, the wool... even darling button fabric for the backing and tea-dyed vintage baby rik rak for the edge.
  • Heart to Heart - This one is a ready-made 4-1/2 x 5 zipper pouch that you are embellishing with your needlework. Sharon planned the color of the linen to match the color of the pouch - your threads are butterscotch, teal and fuscia... and the bit of stitching is trimmed and attached to the outside of the pouch with the included lace and shell buttons.

Every Stitch Has a Story by The Purple Thread - click to see more Every Stitch Has a Story
This is a fun scissor holder that doubles as a thread palette, and even has a matching tiny scissor fob! Every Stitch has a story - so that's why there are 19 different ones decorating the edge of this. Then, there are 9 bitty silver rings to hold your threads - stitch the numbers and then number them from your chart to identify them.

The complete kit contains chart, linen, flosses, stitch diagrams, rik rak and felt for finishing, and a little bit of stitching history! Sharon has made small loops on the back of the thread board to secure your scissors as well!

Three Snowy Hills from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Three Snowy Hills
Three Snowy Hills - This should appeal to the organization in you... perfect little houses atop perfect little hills... but maybe you could add a snowman to one of the yards, a little dog in another and a bitty sled on one of the hills?

Instead of the alphabet, it might be fun to list all the neat things you do at home during a snowstorm -- like bake and do puzzles! Finishing approx 13 x 4-1/2, it is coded for Eggshell, Black Coffee, English Ivy, Licorice Red, roasted Chestnut and Chai hand-dyed flosses -- or DMC.

Vanilla and Chocolate from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Vanilla and Chocolate
Like Ebony and Ivory living together in perfect harmony... V & C make a classic couple! Little House has a cute piece that is stitched -- appropriately -- on 30ct Week's Cocoa Linen!

Finishing approx 3-1/2 x 8-1/2. Offered as a chart with fabric thread-book available separately!

Red Rooster Inn from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Red Rooster Inn
Cute if you changed that name to yours and hung it in the kitchen - ONLY you need to be a good cook and offer stunning breakfasts!

Finishes approx 7-1/2 x 8

The Mercantile from Little House Needleworks - click for more
The Mercantile
The Mercantile goes so perfectly with her Yesteryear and Old West designs, and the Country Cottage Cowboy Dreams piece!

Both offered as charts, DMC or overdyed flosses, nice additions to Little House's growing collection of designs.

Forest Friends from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Forest Friends
Measures 81 x 148 in stitch count -- approx 5 x 9 on 32ct. Coded for both DMC and Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, you have a well-manicured yard full of curious critters!

Actually, only the bear belongs in the forest -- but I know lots of people that have bears in their yards, too!!! Chart format.

Peace and Plenty
A simple verse that spells out our lives... this features little trees just like the LHN logo tree! Finishing approx 5 x 8 on a 32ct, wouldn't this make a neat housewarming gift, if you added a bit of personalization? Hazelnuts, pine greens, rosewood, and cream... really pretty colors... you could change the house colors, give the trees seasonal colors... lots of fun stuff!!! Crisp and Balanced!

Peace and Plenty from Little House Needleworks - click to see more

Beachy Keen from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Beachy Keen
Here's a fun little 4 x 4 design to make you smile. Presented as a small chart, you could add some beads to the sand, maybe a couple of wooden beads for the coconuts?

Blue metallic filament in the water for a bit of shine... and even add some baby shells (Hobby Lobby has them in the bead section) by that little castle! Coded for both DMC and 3 shades of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed floss.

Happy Harvest from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Happy Harvest
A cheerful barn-like farmhouse surrounded by the Autumn trees, a garden full of plump pumpkins and BIG, hungry crows in the yard! I'm kind of a random person sometimes -- so I think it'd be fun to shake up that bottom border a little -- rearrange the veges a bit and add a couple beneath the trees. Maybe even drop a leaf or two.

Offered as a small chart, it finishes approx 5 x 5 on 32ct.

Welcome Spring from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Welcome Spring and Spring Birds
We haven't finished with Winter around here, the weather-people say... but 'tis the season to get ready for everything pastel and Springy! Two new charts...
Welcome Spring is a cute row of carrots with resident garden bunnies. Each side is the mirror image of the other in this, stitch three carrots and 2 rabbits with their borders, and you've got it! Take the letters out of the carrots, add a few beads or special stitches to them and do the bunnies with Rainbow Gallery's Wisper... a smattering of JABCO buttons in the yellow and white flowers -- lots of potential here!

Home for the Holidays from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Home for the Holidays
Here's a little 6-1/2 inch quick-stitch for the Holidays. Worked on 32ct Water Lily linen, which has a lovely mossy green tint to it, you can make individual ornaments out of the houses... or even make a two-sided cushion with the row of houses on the front and the words on the back.

Teeny gingerbread people (only 9 x 13 in stitch count!), and peppermint words, the chart is coded for DMC and/or Classic Colorworks. Stitch the family name in the band of snow along the bottom!

Merry and Bright from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Merry and Bright
Merry and Bright measures 6 x 8 on 32ct. It doesn't call for any beads or metallics... but wow... you could really get creative with this!

Lots of pretty metallics or buttons for the stars... Mill Hill snowflakes (either the glass or metal ones would be fun), then opalescents for shine or Wisper thread for fluff in the snow... definitely beads for those cute little trees... this is presented as a chart.

Let Us Rejoice from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Let Us Rejoice
DMCs and hand-dyeds in this 6 x 8-1/2 inch piece.

You may want to change the house color to stand out better against the recommended fabric, or darken that background a little.

Cake Menu from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Cake Menu
Choose your poison!

A sweet listing of life's treats, this measures 65 x 163 in stitch count and is coded for DMC floss.

Spring Violets from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see lots more Spring Violets
When the spring breezes blow, the violets all share, their sweet smelling scent with the birds in the air. A sweet Springtime piece... if you start it now... you'll be done in time for those blossoms! Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 6 x 13 on 28ct, and uses a mixture of Weeks and Crescent Colours Overdyeds and a few DMCs too. Very pretty, vibrant lavender and greens!

Cookies & Milk from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Cookies & Milk
The bestest comfort food snack!

Finishing approx 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 on 30ct Cocoa Linen, coded for DMC or hand-dyeds.

Country Cottage's Family Home -- click to see more Family Home
Is what makes a house a home. Something fun for a growing family... this might make a nice housewarming gift. Add the family surname, you could add initials below the people... and I bet you can find a tiny dog or cat chart somewhere and add that in here too!

Right now, with no design changes, it will finish approx 9 x 4 on 32ct. Offered as a chart, it uses DMC and hand-dyeds.

Noel from All Through the Night - click for more Noel
Christmas designs... Stocking is small -- only 45 x 48 stitches. It features a cut of wool or fabric as the stocking! I could see a JABCO bell button on the end of the hat.. a carrot nose button, and red beads for all those berries! Cute!

Noel is larger -- 101 x 162. Lots of Gentle Art flosses, I love the distressed dishes holding the ornaments -- but those glass balls would be neat presented by themselves, as well. A neat, unique design. All are offered as charts.

Stitch an Inch Garden Ruby 'n Rose from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Pink 'n Plum from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Orange 'n Apricot from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Stitch an Inch Garden from By the Bay
This is a fun collection of 24 different flowers that are all 28 x 28 stitches each. Donna presented them in 6 color families - 1 color set of 4 flowers each month. She has all sorts of borders in the charts, so you can stitch flowers individually or grouped just about anyway you want!

That big box of the 24 shows everything in the set, but you can arrange THAT piece any way you wish as well! A little confusing because there are so many options... but basically you are getting 24 different-but-coordinating flowers... all an inch or two in size... in a rainbow of colors! This series began in January of 2019 and finished in June of 2019.

Stitch an Inch Garden Blue Bells in Sky from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Lemon 'n Lime from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Lavender 'n Lilac from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more

Bird Song from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Bird Song from Samplers Not Forgotten
This is a charming piece by Samplers Not Forgotten, stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Onyx, Oatmeal, Picnic Basket, Brandy, Buckeye Scarlet, Endive, Piney Woods, Cottage Blue and Toasted Barley.

On 40ct, it'll finish approx 10 x 7, and features teeny Padded Satins on the birds in the border, and more along the bottom in the green grass. The wild vines and swirly roses are delghtful! A fun little piece offered as a chart.

Isabill Robb 1803 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Isabill Robb 1803
Such a pretty sampler that our image doesn't come close to doing it justice. This has a stitch count of 447 x 481 -- so on 36ct, for instance, it'll finish approx 25 x 27 -- awesomely huge!

LOTS of delicate design detail in here... great floral borders, some over-one work, lots of elegant floral motifs. Charted for DMC or silk, there are only 11 colors used. Really nice balance, this is offered as a chart.

Fourth of July Picnic from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Fourth of July Picnic
Here's a fun piece -- it sports a lot of different little borders and a flower urn that features buttons or stitched flowers -- or both! Just 130 x 100 -- approx 7 x 6 on 36/18ct, this is worked with Sampler Threads of Onyx, Picket Fence, Wheat Fields, Endive, Freedom, dungarees, Cranberry, Linen, heirloom gold and Picnic Basket.

I like the borders and those buttons -- there is a house in the background -- maybe your fabric choice will let that show up a little better. Cute as a door-stop block!!!

Autumn 1831 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Autumn 1831
A quiet, house... what I really like on here is that gorgeous floral vine border. It winds all over the piece and is different all the way around. There are several white flowers in it that you cannot see on the cover pic.

The entire piece finished approx 11 x 10 on 36ct, colors used are: Blackbird, Burnt Orange, Dark Chocolate, Barn Gray, Onyx, Honeycomb, Eggshell and Endive.

Laundry Day from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Liberty from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Laundry Day
Laundry Room -- Wash * Dry * Fold -- Repeat
Something cute to decorate the walls of your laundry room -- if you have a nice one! (mine is behind my furnace in the basement... so all I'll enjoy is a stitched model in the shop!) Samplers Not Forgotten has released this charming design -- all yummy, faded colors of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- that finishes approx 11 x 11 on 36ct.

Stitched with Harvest Basket, Barn Grey, Butternut Squash, Liberty, Dungarees, Baby Spinach, Chalk, Picnic Basket, Onyx and Garden Gate, the dusty grays and denims are perfect with the soft yellows of the flowers. Did you notice that the border is made of wooden clothespins? And... this is a much more FUN way to use the stray buttons that come off in the wash, instead of sewing them back on where they came from!

Liberty - Very primitive in feel... looks like the yellow house from With Needle and Thread's Sampler and the girl from 4th of July - but not exact. Fun border, pretty colors, just quiet. Measures 8 x 10 on 36ct, coded for Weeks flosses.

One Stitch at a Time from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
One Stitch at a Time
This is a sewing envelope design that features three panels of stitching along with a small matching fob/cushion piece. Stitched on a 32 or 36 neutral linen, the colors are quite pale - Confederate Gray, Adobe, Dove, Garrison Green and Arrowhead. Kimberly wanted a soft and antiquey look on her 5 x 5 envelope which is trimmed with lady dot's Blue Fescue Velvet and Rainy ribbon.

The cut of wool you see measures 3 x 4 - to help with perspective. Since Kimberly designed this during all the lockdowns... fabric shopping for lining was not an option, but know that you can line your piece with anything else besides the solid you see behind that small wool panel.
*Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.*

Strawberry Pincushion from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Strawberry Pincushion
Just a bitty wisp of a thing, this measures only 30 x 35 stitches... and uses just 5 colors.

I think the red ribbon edging really sets it off beautifully! Offered as a chart.

Catharine Negus 1810 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Blessed and Thankful from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Blessed and Thankful
I think that verse is describing the little squirrel! Stitched on 36ct (only the words are stitched over one thread) with Cypress, Charcoal, Picnic Basket, Endive, Cidermill Brown and Fragrant Cloves... this finishes approx 6-1/2 inches square on 36ct.

I think some veins (long stitches) in the leaves would be pretty, and what about some Leviathons in the acorns and Satins on the caps?

Mary Jane Kerr from Scarlett House - click for more Sarah Jackson from Scarlett House - click for more Betsy Jewitt from Scarlett House - click for more
Scarlett House
  • Mary Jane Kerr - She must have liked dogs, morning glories and birds - but I think this is an original design - and I know Tanya's dogs are her babies! Balanced and organized... it finishes approx a generous 8 x 10 on 40ct!
  • Sarah Jackson - Stitched with Classic Colorworks of Roasted Chestnut, Hazelnut, Wilderness, Bing Cherry, Hickory Sticks, Ginger Snap, English Ivy, Nature Trail, Trail Dust and Antique Lace, it finishes approx 8 x 11 on Weeks 36ct Dove Linen. Not really involved stitching on this - the verse is over one, but the motifs are simple, and it's all very neat, tidy and balanced! The Dove linen is a pleasant color surprise.
  • Betsy Jewitt - Another reproduction piece, it's hard to make out from the pic, but there is a white dog that is running against a greenery background on here. Very, very pretty with the meandering twigs and leaves, it finishes a petite 7 inches on 36ct. Stitched with a mixture of Weeks and Classics.
  • Holiday Berries from Scarlett House - click for more Mary Broom 1824 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Holiday Berries, Mary Broom 1824
    Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House has three new releases!
    • Holiday Berries is a petite 5 x 5 design stitched on 35ct Weeks Onyx Linen. Stitched with just Brown Bear, Juniper, Chalk, Green With Envy and Buckeye Scarlet hand-dyed flosses, it's really set off against the whitewashed background of the finishing board - so shop around and find something fun like this for finishing.
    • Mary Broom 1824 - This one finishes approx 6 x 6 on 40ct. Stitched with Chrysanthemum, Beige, Tatanka, Grasshopper, Dove, Teal Frost, Bright Leaf and Cocoa, the verse, dogs and windows are stitched over one. Just a small thing... the colors are dusty and aged pastel - the border has the Chrysanthemum and Teal Frost in it.

    Lucy Owen from Scarlett House - click for more Julia Fletcher 1847 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Scarlett House
    • Julia Fletcher 1847 - This is a sweet set of pieces... the pincushion is stitched over one thread (on 40ct, but you can do whatever you like best), and finishes just 3 x 3. Next is the bitty fob - stitched over two it is only a little over one inch in size. Finally is the needle roll - it finishes approx 4 x 10 with that alphabet on the backside, with wool lining on the inside. The stripe you see on the roll is the finishing ribbon to tie it closed, and I think that red berry is an antique. (But you can make one out of Week's wool - the same color you line your roll with!) Chart.
    • Lucy Owen -- Finishes approx 9 x 9 on 40ct, coded for Weeks or DMC.

    Janet Barr Slater 1853 from Scarlett House - click for more Harriot Passey 1838 from Scarlett House - click for more Caroline Suffling 1848 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Scarlett House
    • Caroline Suffling 1848 - A reproduction piece, this offers quite the lesson for life as well! It's a reminder to honor God and not to be tempted with youthful ways! Finishing about 8-1/2 x 10 on 40ct, this is coded for silks or DMC. This one would be pretty split, and finished into a sewing roll... choose either the top or bottom for the outside, then the other for the inside - just a thought!
    • Harriot Passey 1838 - The color of fabric is named 'Dirty Teacup!' The sampler definitely elevates that picture in my mind! Tis religion that can give sweetest pleasures while we live, tis religion can supply solid comfort when we die.
    • Janet Barr Slater 1853 - This has a heartwarming verse: 'Fear not little flock, for it is your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.'

    Eliza Rossiter 1853 from Scarlett House - click for more Emma Peterson 1894 from Scarlett House - click for more Mary Kemp 1862 Sampler from Scarlett House - click for more Philadelphia Vine from Scarlett House - click for more
    Scarlett House
    • Eliza Rossiter 1853 - 169 x 247 - So 8-1/2 x 12 on 40ct... Weeks flosses of Williamsburg Blue, Terra Cotta, Lily Pad, Juniper (2), Dirt Road, Sand, Blue Heron, Red Rocks, Chestnut, Bees Knees and Whitewash. Little Eliza was a very organized stitcher.
    • Emma Peterson 1894 - This is a tribute to Tanya's grandmother - I imagine she was born in 1894. She remembers her Grandma carrying around a pretty hanky in her apron pocket.. an inspiration for this piece! Finishes approx 8 x 8 on 36ct.I remember ironing all those pretty hankies when I was little!
    • Mary Kemp 1862 Sampler
      Stitched on 36ct Wren there are over-one and over-two stitches in here. Finishing approx 8-1/2 x 7 on the 36ct, it is coded for silks or hand-dyed flosses.
    • Philadelphia Vine 1755 Sampler - We don't have much info on this one yet... but it finishes 10 x 15 on 40ct... it looks very English to me - all the traditional colors, borders and motif shapes... and it has a very good and sound verse!

    Ann Forfitt 1812 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    Ann Forfitt 1812
    Nicola writes that nothing can be found about Ann Forfitt in family records of England! She did, however, stitch this gorgeous sampler that measures an impressive 519 x 570 in stitch count!
    Finishing approx 29 x 32 on 36ct, the verse was first published in the 1700s. Nicola has recharted this from the original sampler, which is part of her personal collection. The booklet is lovely as always, there is a lot of fun history about the village listed on the sampler, and the chart covers several pages, and is presented in full color.

    Hariet Hartland 1782 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    Hariet Hartland 1782
    A favorite at 'Hands Across' this is large - about 14 x 16 on 40ct.  Lots of special stitches along the little hills - the flower chart are all really pretty in here.

    6 Pages of info about Hariet, her life and life in her time, the verses she used, on and on... I think I'm going to summarize the history a little but after the first paragraph of 6 pages, I'm overwhelmed at the info Nicola has just give me!

    When Thou Art Rich from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    When Thou Art Rich
    239 x 257, 12 shades of cottons or silks.

    The pic is too red, fabric is really buttercream.

    Eliza Rule 1824 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Ann Gardner 1723 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    • Ann Gardner 1723 - A sampler from a young beginning stitcher! Finishes about 11-1/2 x 13 on 36ct linen; the birds are full of Satin Stitches as well as the border.
    • Eliza Rule 1824 - This finishes approx 12 x 14 on 40ct

    Harry Potter Scissors - click to see more
    Harry Potter, Star Wars
    Wow... something fun through our doors this week! Licensed by all the right people... (Disney, WBEI and LFL) we are excited to offer these fun 6-inch scissors in protective 'pleather' decorated sheaths! Each pair measures 6 inches in overall length, and their companion (plasticy-leathery) sheaths measure 5 inches. Tips are not super pointy, and I wouldn't use these to cut fabrics... but the blades are sharp and they work great on paper and threads.

    We think Santa needs to bring these for ANYBODY who loves Harry Potter. (They'd make great stocking stuffers). Each style's decorations are enameled on the handles, and they look really nice. We think because of the 6-inch size they'd be good for anyone in 5th or 6th grade and older - definitely not for little-little kids. I tried to shoot pics of them with both front and back sheath decorations showing... we just think they're pretty cool around here!

    Noel Feutre from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Noel Feutre
    This is a darling little design that features some bits of wool felt applique as parts of the design. Stitched in Gentle Art Sampler Threads and bits of DMC, check out the mushroom top, the tree and the gifts... they aren't stitched! They are bits of wool sewn on! The chart does have them charted... and in those instructions, I also noticed the charted greens at the top and bottom -- but in the model they are primitive stitched! REALLY cute!

    So... you can stitch the entire piece, or add the buttons and ribbons and bits of fun fabrics if you like! Noel Feutre is presented in French -- so I can't read a word of the instructions except the thread names and DMC numbers. Stitch count is163 x 100, this is a chart.

    Miss Paris from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Miss Paris
    Stitch count of 109 x 87, she's full of pink, and black charm! She's the consummate shopper, don't you just want to be in Paris with her and her little white dog???? Finishing approx 5 x 7 on 32ct, she'd make a darling photo album cover, or look great on the front of a little pink polka-dot tote!

    Just a delightful design... a favorite of mine!

    Les Trois Sages from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Les Trois Sages
    'Three Wisemen.' A trio of little stitched Santa Elves! The stitched area on these is approx 45 x 90. You stitch the face and body, stuff them, and add the charming curly-q legs and some stick arms... and you have a precious trio!

    There are finishing instructions inside printed in English; she calls the stuffing 'wadding!' All three are charted in the pack.

    Toc Toc Toc from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Toc Toc Toc
    We're not sure what the title of this means, as one site translated to fake, fake! Another translated it as Knock, Knock Knock. We think it's a darling piece -- Santa is there with Rudolph (see the red nose!) -- there are snowflakes scattering across the sky, we just like the whole 'flavor' of the 122 x 126 design.

    This one uses lots of Sampler Threads -- Onyx, Piney Wood, Weathered Barn, Cherry Wine and Sarsaparilla.

    Le Nuage de Pere Noel from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Le Nuage de Pere Noel
    'The cloud of Father Christmas'... he's saying that he sees the wise children. In other words, that means that Santa is watching and seeing all the good children before he visits on Christmas! (even without his glasses on -- see them by his boots!?)

    So whimsical and cute, stitch count of 120 x 171, just charming!

    Quand le Chat est la from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Quand le Chat est la...
    When the cat is... (out, the mouse will play!) Oh my gosh, check out the CHARM of this piece! The cat is rotund, with that awesome curly tail, the mouse is wearing a pink Tu-Tu!

    The tiny bluebird is just singing away... he's not worried about life at all!!!!! Over-the-top personality in these two 90 x 75 pieces!

    #1815 Fairy Wooly Winter from Thistles - click for a larger view #1814 Stitch a Flower Bag from Thistles - click for a larger view
    • Stitch a Flower Bag is a cute repeating design - each flower or verse square measures 60 stitches from side point to side. Liezbeth does include the finishing instructions in here to make her sewing case, but since I don't sew - I cannot tell you if they would make sense to you or not!!! So... I think I'd make two-sided pin cushions - verse on one side, and different colored flowers on the other, and make a set of 8 matching cushions!
    • Fairy Wooly Winter - 'Bring frost, bring snow, come winter, bring us holly, isn't winter jolly? This banner finishes a whopping 7 x 32 on 32ct linen - stitch count is 103 x 477! You can always split up the sections and stitch those individually, but this is charming as one, long, skinny piece!

    Primitive Village Roll from Thistles - click for a larger view Primitive Village Roll
    Don't these houses look like those little painted wooden block houses??? Stitch this row of houses on just about any fabric you want... Liezbeth has chosen a 20ct for this -- so her pillow is 28 x 5! Actually, bigger, because she has that cool row of mismatched buttons going across the top. Very pretty, this is coded for regular DMC floss.

    If you want to work it on the larger linen -- we suggest #5 Pearl Cotton -- just like the Sepherd's Bush stockings. It covers well, is super easy to use, and comes in all the good colors -- DMC OR Hand-dyed!

    In Memory of Jane from Thistles - click for a larger view In Memory of Jane
    Well, I don't know who Jane is... but I bet she had to learn this multiplication table... and it took her a long time to do it! Somehow or another these old tables always draw comments and are very eyecatching as needlework hanging on your wall. I guess all the numbers look daunting, until we remember that all of us learned all of this at some point, and were probably miserable during the process -- maybe like Jane?

    Finishing approx 10 x 13, it is a charming table with some softly colored quilt blocks lining the sides.

    The Cabinet from Thistles - click for a larger view
    The Cabinet
    Oh, this is full of what-nots, curiosities, toys, antiques, even a pile of fabrics, a sewing basket and tiny 'home sweet home' sampler!!! I love the part that this whole thing is stuffed full of *stuff* and then, there at the bottom is a sign that says 'Simplify!' What a fun piece!

    This measures 150 x 265 stitches -- so approx 9-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches on 32ct. Lots and lots of Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC colors, this is another piece that could handle any number of bitty embellishments you have unclaimed in your stash. Liezbeth has finished this in the shape of a little piece of furniture!

    Pinkeep of the Day from Thistles - click for a larger view Pinkeep of the Day
    This is actually the cutest thing! You stitch a different stylized flower for each day of the week. Find that cool *Simplify* ribbon (a search on the web??). (We're back to the silliness that pin cushions for every day of the week really don't simplify your life -- but who cares?!)

    Then, find a MANGY wood tray or box. LOOK at what Liezbeth has done... she's found assorted and unmatched cabinet knobs (Anthropologie has tons of cool ones... old glass, mangy metal!), screwed them into the tray and hung her cushions!! Super cool and creative! And the little flower cushions are delightful -- don't forget about them!

    Strawberry Fields from Thistles - click for a larger view Strawberry Fields
    Strawberry houses, strawberry vines, a jar of jam... and a few lyrics from The Beatles... this is an interesting sampler with an equally interesting little mushroom house down near the bottom. Can you see the Strawberry outline in the center around the tree -- it has an alphabet all around it.

    Fields finishes approx 16 x 26 on 35ct -- so it's quite large. Worked in all three brands of hand-dyed flosses or DMC, that little strawberry at the top is upside down, the top greens making the landscaping... and it's a little house!!!! (make it into a scissor fob or a little thimble holder!)

    Rudolph's Travels from Thistles - click for a larger view Rudolph's Travels
    Oh gosh, this is cute! That same little fence as the sheep, this time we have the reindeer flying through the sky with the hint of the sleigh behind! Check out the finishing fabrics... choose something cute for the sky, and something coordinating for the sides -- and rik rak to cover the seams.

    Look at how she's graduated the buttons on there to follow the deer up into the sky? Sampler Threads for everythong, this finishes approx 5 x 10. Real cute finishing that is different!!!!br>

    Hive Rules from Thistles Return to the Farm from Thistles - click for a larger view
    New Spring 2022 Arrivals
    • Hive Rules - Bee kind, honest, respectful, positive, grateful and most of all beelieve in yourself! Liezbeth's Hive Rules, this 223 x 127 piece will finish a generous 8 x 14 on 32ct! Coded for DMC... a smaller version might be just stitcing the middle hive-house, with one piece of advice from all these options!
    • Return to the Farm - A charming little farm scene - choose a fabric a little darker than the 36ct Picture This Plus Wren linen used in the pic... you lose the greenery on the tree and all the sheep standing on top of the hill! You'd never know that each sheep has a different pattern in his wool... this one is only 3 x 7.... and is coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds or DMC.

    Hannah and her Birds from Thistles - click for a larger view Hannah and her Birds
    This is a fun Springtime scene... I especially like the flower vines along the sides. All the houses are a little different... not so much the birds!

    Stitched on 36ct, it'll finish a petite 6 x 7 inches, and it is worked with Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC.

    Cats and Peeps from Thistles - click for a larger view Halloween Pumpkins from Thistles Merry X-Mas Welcome from Thistles Rail-A-Way from Thistles
    Sale Designs from Thistles!
    • Merry X-Mas Welcome - Oh, there are pigs-in-love for Valentines and a black cat on Halloween that go with this - isn't this plump gingerbread cottage the cutest? Hansel and Gretel live there! It measures about 5 x 9 in size, I think, and is stitched in Gentle Art's Simply Wools of Tea Rose, Raven, Harvest Basket, Buttercrunch, Ruby Slippers, Cidermill Brown, Chives, Morning Glory, and Chalk.
    • Rail-A-Way - An old-fashioned train platform... might be kind of fun to hang over a row of coat hooks, or in a guest room. Coded for Weeks Dye Works hand-dyeds or DMC, it's a bitty 4 x 10 on 36ct Picture This Plus Ale Linen.

    Home Is Where My heart Is from Thistles - click for a larger view
    Home Is Where My heart Is from Thistles
    Thistles has a new design - a cute little pink and brown house surrounded by Cupid's arrows!

    It is shown finished into a heart-shaped cushion - it's actually rather large at 4 x 9 so that pillow is probably 8 x 11.

    Stitched with a smattering of Sampler threads, the chart is coded for DMC as well.

    Crows & Pumpkins from Thistles - click for a larger view Crows & Pumpkins from Thistles
    A fun medley of pumpkins, squash and crows... this displays a fun finishing idea. Each 'side' of the curtain is 80 x 185 stitches -- the design is reversed on the opposite side. (So, you only have to stitch this once if you want to make a pillow or something, and it could be 5 x 12 on 32ct.) Actually, it is finished as a curtain valance worked on 20ct linen. It features woolen hanging tabs at the top and penny-rug-flaps along the bottom for decoration.

    Really, really cute, I see this hanging in a cabin kitchen window, or a tiny powder room. Worked on 20ct linen, our 18ct will work as well... it just needs to be washed and dried in the dryer to get it soft and drapy. You can use DMC or hand-dyed floss -- at least 3 stands in the needle -- or size 5 Pearl Cotton. If you choose to make the curtain... just hang it in the most charming little window you can find!

    Jardin Bleu from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    Jardin Bleu
    ABC d'Automne from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more ABC d'Automne - A cute little drum shape finish on this... but it hides the entire two ends of the design! Our squirrel pair has baskets on either side of them growing those berry vines for the birds. Stitched with hand-dyeds, this measures 179 x 101 in stitch count. If you are a crocheter, you can do that darling tomato on top - but there are no instructions included to do that... but I do love the ragged zig-zag stitching decorating the top and bottom edges.

    En Hiver from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    En Hiver
    Fraises de Noel from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    Fraises de Noel
    Bonhommes de Neige from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    Bonhommes de Neige
    Souris Noel from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    Souris Noel

    Moutons au Ffil des Mois from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Rosy from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more ABC Fraises from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    Rosy and ABC Fraises from The Tralala Collection
    Moutons au Ffil des Mois Set of all 12 months

    The Great Cheshire Pumpkin from Tempting Tangles - click to see more Ebony and Ivory from Tempting Tangles - click to see more
    The Great Cheshire Pumpkin and Ebony and Ivory from Tempting Tangles

    Kitchen Gadgets from Tiny Modernist - click to see more For the Kitchen!
    Retro Kitchen Mixer
    Just too darn cute! 60 x 63 Stitches... DMC or Anchor... offered as a small chart.

    Christmas Trio from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Trio
    We saw the finished pin cushion models from this -- they were really cute!

    Put them on gingham or polka dot linen -- they were 2 x 5 and 2 x 3-osh each!

    Happy Easter Trio from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Happy Easter Trio
    The cutest things on here are the sheep and bunnies! The main piece is 4 x 5 -ish, the little fob is 27 x 27 (but you could leave off the year and it'd be half the size).

    The biscornu is super-cute -- like the others, it'll be fine finished flat if you like that shape better!

    Kitchen Gadgets from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
    Kitchen Gadgets from Tiny Modernist
    Another fun thing for a first new kitchen! It'd be fun to find a retro set of glasses and lemonade pitcher at the flea market -- kind of like those pictured on the cover -- and use this as a housewarming gift! Offered as the chart, stitch count is 56 x 146.

    Easter Bunny House from Tiny Modernist - click to see more

    Easter Bunny House
    Tiny Modernist has finished her 4-part set of this darling little Egg House! We have all 4 charts bundled together now, so you can have the whole thing at one time!

    Measuring 136 x 179 - it finishes approx 10 x 13 on 14ct... actually pretty big in size. Charted for DMC thread, the whole thing is full of sweet little motifs, but I like the egg-painting table the best! Set of 4 charts.

    Christmas Robins Scissor Fob from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Christmas Robins Scissor Fob
    A charming little design -- it's a double-decker fob!!! A trio of chubby winter robins -- dressed in Christmas finery with their Santa Hats on -- they are so simple, yet so cute! THEN... why haven't we thought of this before???? DOUBLE fobs??? What a cool way to use coordinating designs?! What a neat way to use cool beads from your embellishment stash?! (With so many designs... you could stitch a tiny bit of the larger design as an accent... and attach it to the main piece!)

    Anyway, Christmas Robins's top design measures 39 x 46, while the bottom is a mere 25 x 25. Choose your fabric of choice... grab DMC floss from your stash and get BUSY! Offered as a chart.

    A Shepherd's Care I from Erica Michaels - click for more Do Unto Others from Erica Michaels - click for more
    • A Shepherd's Care I - These are small take-outs from Linda's larger Christy Barron antique reproduction sampler. Pretty colors, classic motifs... Chart #2 releases late this summer and will have more smalls!
    • Blessings Be More May your trouble be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door. Pretty housewarming gift!

    In the Garden from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more In the Garden
    With Mimi-Pig! By Fairy Wool in the Wood, this charming 140 x 140 design features Mimi with her watering can surrounded by 6 blocks that feature scenes from her garden. Stitched on Fairy Wool's own hand-dyed 32ct linen (finishes 9 x 9), she has funny little blotches on here that look strange when nothing is stitched on it, but when you're finished, they look like little splotches of garden dirt! The fruit trees, the veges and tools, something about this is really charming.

    Everyone was into stickers this year at Market (I believe this is a limited edition market exclusive) and along with the linen I bought for each pattern, they all come with a sheet of Cassandra Fairywool's whimsical artwork on the charming stickers!

    Snowy 9 Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch part 2 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #3 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch part 4 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #5 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    Snowy 9 Patch #6 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #7 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #8 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #9 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    Snowy 9 Patch combo from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch - Complete!
    All nine small parts to this design are now here... our sets are complete! A whole medley of little snowmen doing Christmassy things, they are all stitched on 32ct natural/polka dot Belfast Linen.

    Each section measures 3 X 3... stitch them individually or together! Presented as nine separate charts, we have them all, but you can choose any or all that you want!

    C is for Coffee from Heartstring Samplery - click for more H is for Holly from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
    C is for Coffee
    • Well that doesn't need more explanation! Heartstring Samplery's next Alphabet letter celebrates her favorite things other than family and stitching... COFFEE!

      Stitched on Picture This Plus's hand-dyed 32ct Linen, presented as a chart.
    • H is for Holly -- the wreath of holly is really kind of neat because it doesn't repeat easily to your eye.

    My Sweet Home from Heartstring Samplery My Sweet Home
    This piece can be stitched a couple of different ways... one with trees and a house, one without those but a picture inside instead. Using Weeks flosses, this finishes about 6 x 9 on 36ct... but if you are going to use a photo in the center - you might have to adjust your fabric count to make sure it fits.

    A really cool way to showcase a special family photo, it could be a 'family established' piece.

    Pincushion Street from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Pincushion Street - What a fun piece to hang in your foyer or guest room! Come in the evening or come in the morning -- come when you're looked for or come without warning. Friends always welcome on Pincushion Street.
    Not an original verse and it turns out that there are several *Pincushion* streets and avenues around the world as well! Doesn't make this any less charming! The big blue house is a combination of Brethren Blue and Bayberry Sampler Threads -- and this finishes approx 15-1/2 x 9 on 32ct.

    Grace of a Flower from Hands On Design - click to see more First Frost from Hands On Design - click to see more Clover & Hive from Hands On Design - click to see more Life is Just from Hands On Design - click to see more
    Arrivals from Hands On Design
    • Grace of a Flower - This finishes approx 4 x 6 on 32ct Platinum Belfast linen and is stitched with Barn Door, Bean Sprout, Deep Fennel, Frog Legs, Queen Bee, Trail Dust and Zack Black.

      May your day be blessed by the grace of a flower touched by the sun.
    • First Frost features a pair of wintery village scenes stitched on plain white or antique white fabric with good old DMC floss of 07, 21, 168, 422, 598 and 611! Depending on your fabric choice - they'll be about 3 x 7 each.
    • Clover & Hive - Luscious shades of honey yellow, mossy green and soft lavenders... between the hives, clovers and little bees, this is a busy place! Choose a pale green fabric and your Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses and get busy like the little bees!
    • Life is Just... A BIG Bowl of Cherries! This small chart comes with a cherry charm and a matching thread card to organize your threads while you stitch this! Coded for DMC and stitched on any white, grab 347, 351, 435, 472, 535, 676, 931 and 3346 from your stash and you're ready. Your bowl of cherries will finish approx 3 x 5 on 32ct. Cathy designed this as a class bonus piece when we had her here last year for 4 days of classes in our She Shed! It's fun to see it published!

    Indigo Star from Hands On Design - click to see more Indigo Star
    Inspired by Polish Pottery patterns and hand-dyed indigo cottons, Cathy designed this sampler and the coordinating 5-pointed star pin cushion! The star is what fascinates me -- there are 8 different rectangular panels offered - choose 5 of the patterns for your star. She has you actually CUT right through some of your stitching... that is part of the reason why it looks like old scraps of fabric -- cut where-ever!

    The main sampler is stitched with Weeks navy floss and finishes approx 7 x 7. The star is also Navy, and finishes under 5 x 5. Offered as a chart with assembly instructions.

    The Fruit Thief from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Three Witches from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
    • The Fruit Thief -- Very primitive in flavor, teal and cinnamon colors, definitely choose a hand-dyed black for that huge crow, I think it needs that variation. 181 x 82 Stitches.
    • Part of the Black Cat Hollow Trio. Three Witches finishes approx 12 x 7-1/2

    Winter Garden by Liz Mathews - click to see more
    Winter Garden by Liz Mathews Winter Garden - Wintery blues and a pair of deer... this finishes about 6 x 9 on 36ct.

    Coded for Gloriana silk or DMC of 3859, 3750, 3051, 3011, 680, 822, 938, 3790, 932 and 535.

    October Eves by Just Nan -- click to see more! October Eves
    Just Nan's Fall releases will be arriving any day! A verse by poet Humbert Wolfe: 'Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings now for October Eves!'

    Stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage Belfast Linen with DMC and Gentle Art threads, this finishes a petite 4-1/2 inches square. Nan has scattered black and bronze glass beads here and there, and accented the garden gate with a hand-painted-by-Nan pumpkin! Offered as a leaflet with embellishments.

    Gingerbread Mouse Elf Stocking from Just Nan Gingerbread Mouse Elf Stocking
    Well, if this isn't the cutest thing... I don't know what is! All the Gingerbread Mice asked for a stocking to snuggle inside while hanging on your tree. Here's the first stocking design!!! Measuring just 2-1/2 inches tall, this features peppermint candy, snowflakes, a decorated tree and a little gingerbread elf posing with a candy cane and holding his tiny elf mouse!!! (The little mouse is even wearing a teenier hat!)

    Nan says the stocking is quick to stitch and easy to finish. Backed with red felt and trimmed with a snippet of red silk ribbon, both are included with the chart along with a gold jingle bell, 3 colors of beads, and tiny gold flower bead to crown the tree. Stuff the mini-stocking up to the cuff line, then sit your mouse inside. Add a few pins to secure and Stocking-with-Mouse are ready to hang on the tree (by his little mouse tail!) Stitched on 32ct hand-dyed Picture This Plus linen, the design area is 2-1/2 x 2-1/2.

    #314 Alphabet Owl from JBW Designs Alphabetique from JBW - click for more
    • Alphabet Owls - #314 - An owl of alphabet letters! Stitch him in just about any colors you want... there are several options for charms to hang off the bottom... yours will be an assortment of 4.
    • Alphabetique is presented as a small chart, it is stitched in one color of hand-dyed (Cherry Wine in this one) and finishes approx 5 x 9 on 32ct Platinum Belfast Linen. Lots of bitty French-flavored motifs in here, the letters are all swirly and pretty, everything is charming! Think about stitching some bits separately for small cushions... you could turn this into a whole set of small cushions! Judy suggests antique button embellishments here and there... none come with the chart... but find some old white ones to dot your needlework!

    Pumpkins Collection from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Collection from Madame Chantilly
    I LOVE THIS! Check it out! There are like 20 different pumpkins in here... all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors and patterns... some have funny smiles, other have strange eyes... everybody is different, and together they make a family!

    You could choose your favorites out of all of these - stitch a grouping and NAME them all after family members! Think of the possibilities with this one!

    A Walk to the Sea By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly A Walk in the Garden By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly Presenting Little Miss Strawberry and Watermelon Butts
    Oh my gosh, these are DARLING! Madame Chantilly has two new designs -- A Walk in the Garden, and A Walk to the Sea. Just simple, seasonal pieces, each measures about 7 x 8 on 32ct... so if you want them smaller, leave off the border.

    We think they are charming, and have re-named them BECAUSE of their little rumps! 'Garden' is a spring strawberry, and 'Sea' is a summer watermelon! Presented as charts.

    Printemps from Madame Chantilly Ete from Madame Chantilly
    Printemps and Ete
    We have two more seasons of snowglobes to join our others!!! Companioning Winter, Autumn and Christmas, each 50 x 60-ish globe is full of something for its season.
    Coded for DMC, they would all be cute stitched individually, but I like the idea of the trio. Stitch them on something teeny for a neat set of ornaments. Offered in chart format.

    Volevo un Gatto Nero from Madame Chantilly Volevo un Gatto Nero
    I have no idea what that title says... but I think that little owl is reading directions to his witch friend from a spells book. They may be trying to paint the white cat BLACK! Definitely a disaster, the cauldron is tipped on its side, and the kitty looks a little stunned!

    159 x 98 stitches, add some metallics in those spiders and some beads to her petticoat -- how cute!

    Hiver from Madame Chantilly Automne from Madame Chantilly Noel from Madame Chantilly
    Hiver, Automne, and Noel
    There are trios of snowglobes -- each for its season. The charts are $26 each -- but really, you're getting 3 different 50 x 50-ish stitch count designs in each -- so they aren't too bad in price. I love each and every one of these -- each globe by itself is good -- I think the hedgehog in Autumne is my favorite, though.

    Stitch them in the trio, or individually -- beads and metallics are always good for the glass globes and the little floaties inside!

    Halloween Week from Madame Chantilly Halloween Week from Madame Chantilly
    Here's a cute little piece with a lot of small design elements that you can pull out and stitch individually. Glass jars... each features either a yummy desert, little witch, scared cat or that skull. You can put them on the shelf with the keys and greenery, or leave off the shelf and add the checkerboarded details. Those ghosts are so darn cute, too.

    The front of the chart has one pic, while the back features it stitched differently - so you can do a lot with this! Worked on 32ct gray linen, the individual jars are about 30 x 40, the ghosts are about 20 x 20, and everything just begs to be finished into a whole set of little pin cushions or ornaments for a Halloween tree!

    Halloween Cake Pops from Madame Chantilly
    Halloween Cake Pops - Wow, this is cute! Stitch a row of 5 lollypops with their hovering ghosts... leave off the words if you feel like it!

    5 cute little pokes, see how cute they'd be if you did them on paper, cut them out, mounted on a stick,tied a bow, then stitched the little word block and added it... then stuck them into pumpkins or the candy bowl! I think the mummy and Frank are my favorites!

    Regina Haible from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Elizabeth Hunt from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Mary Ann Copp 1839 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    Regina Haible and Elizabeth Hunt
    A trio of new and reproduction samplers... Brenda has given them all gorgeous colors and new lives! Each of these is presented in a full color leaflet format
    • Regina Haible - What a pretty sampler - it looks like an antique French piece. Full of soft feminine colors - just DMC - Brenda has pulled out the bird motif and made a pretty pin cushion as well. Finishing approx 11 x 11 on 40ct, just gorgeous!
    • Elizabeth Hunt 1845 - An English sampler stitched by a 7-yr old girl... it features a pretty border, lots of fun motif detail... and will companion another piece this same little girl did when she was 6! Brenda will release THAT one later this year, I believe. Elizabeth's sampler finishes approx 11-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 40ct, and is stitched mostly with DMC!
    • Mary Ann Copp 1839 - Oh this is so pretty - a reproduction by Brenda. She writes: 'A beautiful sampler with a stately brick house complete with brick/iron fence upon a brick wall. The basket above the house is simply gorgeous.' The history about the sampler tells that Mary is described as living in a brickyard in Jersey Channel Islands. The Copp family was a well known name in the brick business - so she's included a history write-up in the leaflet! I like that big floral border on this... just gentle and meandering! Measures 252 x 288 - so 14 x 16 on 36ct. Yummy colors in this - you'll need 3 skeins of Oscar hand-dyed floss!

    A Weaver's Work from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more To Quote Shakespeare from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Essamplaire Petite Collection II from With Thy Needle - click for more
    • A Weaver's Work - Inspiration for this came from a coverlet woven by Adolph in the late 1800's. A male profession, the motifs used were their personal trademarks, and sometimes the customer's name was woven into the corner.

      A little history in this chart... Henry Adolph was a French weaver who settled in Iowa and wove until he died at age 92 in 1907. 36ct Linen with one shade of thread, this finishes approx 6 x 7 -- isn't this lovely???
    • To Quote Shakespeare - *And in a tedious sampler sewed her mind* Just goes to show that Shakespeare knew NOTHING... if he thought samplers were tedious! Another paper mache' box finishing treatment like Brenda's Seasons in Baltimore, stitch the outside band and mount the fun quote inside a 3-inch hoop - or make it into a cushion! Both designs are in this chart.
    • Essamplaire Petite Collection II -- Here are two different sets of 4 tiny samplers each. Models are on 40ct, and they finish about 2 inches each. You can work them on anything... they are small to begin with, so nothing will make them huge and gangly. Just sweet pieces that are fun for a medley of tiny framed samplers to all gather together on a wall... or a set of pin cushions in a basket... you decide.

    Basketful of Spring from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS294 Say You Have from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    • Basketful of Spring - What a pretty little design tucked so cleverly onto a linen pillow! (Pottery Barn has really pretty ready-made linen pillows...) This is actually just a tiny design stitched on 40ct Weeks Parchment linen in 6 shades of hand-dyeds. On that fine fabric, it measures approx 3 x 4. After stitching is complete you IRON it onto freezer paper, cut out the basket shape (this might be scary for us non-finishers!), and then applique (little tack stitches) onto the larger linen pillow fabric. Then... add the buttons and ribbons, and construct the pillow, complete instructions are included. A really pretty finishing treatment... something different for that pile of luscious pillows you are making!!!
    • Say You Have - This is a Cross-Stitcher's Confession! A play on words taken from *Keep Calm and Carry On.* The original poster was printed in 1939, and intended to raise the British people's morale in preparation for WWII. Brenda says the poster was rarely displayed in public and little was known about it until a copy was discovered in 2000 tucked within the pages of a book in a used bookshop... and as they say, the rest is history. She continues to explain that there was a crown above the wording on that poster from 1939, so she thought it would be fun to design this little 'Rippit Frog' guy, and give him that royal crown! So, her advice for 2021... The next time the Frog visits... no need to 'rippit' ... just fudge it and carry on! His little crown is silver metallic - Petite Treasure Braid PB04, check your stash, most any thin silver thread will be perfect to help carry on!

    Victorine Chenevas-Paule 1869 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
    Victorine Chenevas-Paule 1869
    A beautiful sampler - full of floral pots and borders. The stitch count for this is 262 x 242, so it will finish about 13 inches square on 40ct.

    A lot of soft cremes and beige shades, it is coded for Silks (which we have) or DMC - ecru, 945, 415, 3813, 833, 522, 3362, 831, 543, 309, 842 and 732.

    The individual urns would make gorgeous individual pin cushions. Presented as a full color chart with silks optional.

    Wedding at Mermaid Cove from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Wedding at Mermaid Cove
    Oh a wedding on the beach... lots of attendants, a candle-lit church, a visiting whale in the sea, and billowy winds blowing the clouds and waves! Your hand-dyed fabric will be giving the sky its drama, so choose a pretty, happy colored piece... (don't want to start the bride and groom off with stormy skies!)

    Susan and Pam always put a lot of cute little motifs in these scenes - this one is no different. Measures 282 x 160 - almost 18 x 12 on 32ct, it features lots of hand-dyed and DMC colors, as well as a little metallic and some glass beads.

    Memorial Park from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Memorial Park
    Praiseworthy Stitches has a new Summertime design -- an old fashioned ball game in the park! Stitched on 32ct light green linen with DMC and Weeks flosses, this finishes approx 12-1/2 x 6 on 28ct.
    It's Spring and the whole town has turned out to cheer for their teams at the first baseball game of the season. The wooden stands are packed and there are children in wagons and on the fences -- even the dog is in the outfield ready to catch one of the balls on the fly! Can't you just smell the peanuts, popcorn and the hot dogs? Yummmm! It's time to play ball!

    The Just Another Button Company buttons that garnish are *everywhere* in here... striped stars, the baseball, and all those little triangle flags -- those are buttons!

    April Showers from Fern Ridge - click to see more April Showers
    A spring rainshower is the theme behind this pretty rose, purple and grass green set.

    No design details yet, but they do have frosted flower tulip beads and the ends of the organza ribbon ties on the case, and a cute teeny umbrella charm on the beaded fob, now sold out.

    Family Fourth from the Fern Ridge Ladies - click to see more Family Fourth
    Pat and Peggy have been super-creative these past few months dreaming up all sorts of cute new cases and Peyote Beaded Scissor Fobs! They are all due in the shop this week, and until i can get my hands on the actual kits - I cannot tell you fabrics and colors... so will fill in that info ASAP! The stitched cases are all completely kitted - finish about 3 x 6 and then fold. The completely kitted beaded fobs (which take between 3 and 4 hours to complete) are generally an inch and half log, BEFORE all that lavish beaded fringe they love to add. (Fob is now sold out) The kits are stuffed full of cool stuff... and they are including pretty good inside pics for your finishing info.
    Family Fourth - Looks like a schoolhouse - I think the green beads on the fob are sculpted flower shapes!

    Chessie & Me The Breath of Autumn -- click to see more

  • Chessie & Me The Breath of Autumn -- click to see more Hope Song from Heartstring Samplery Winter Comes from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
    • The Breath of Autumn
      Chessie & Me has released three new Autumn-flavored pieces... and I love them ALL! *The Breath of Autumn is a whisper to the soul.* We're in the middle of one of our hottest summers on record in Oklahoma... it hasn't been below 100 degrees for a month! I saw the little turkey on this piece and promised that on Thanksgiving this year... I would look back at the summer -- and then be thankful for November weather!!!!!!

      A cute sampler full of Autumn flavor -- this is stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Belfast linen in lots of gorgeous Belle Soie silks from Crescent. Linda always tucks lots of specialty stitches into her pieces -- I think it adds so much texture and curious-ness! Only 6 x 7-1/2 inch in size... the pumpkins, roof and acorns are Satins, the Pomegranite urn and verse are over one, there are lots of Smyrnas and Elongated Crosses... very pretty! Offered as the chart.
    • Hope Song celebrates the song of winter Chickdees that Beth loves to hear. She's included 5 more charts in here for the 5 most common Chickadee varieties found in North America - so your birds can be the right ones! Worked on 36ct Country Vintage Mocha Linen with DMC and a few Weeks, 127 x 127 in stitch count, just something to brighten the gray winter days.
    • Winter Comes - Wow, here's an example of what different fabric colors will do for a piece! This is the same design - stitched on black or a lighter neutral! Inspired by Beth's love of the season and children's poetry, she wrote a few rhymes to highlight her snowy winter scene. The house with glowing windows, smoke wafting from the chimney, animals in the yard, and falling snow... it all looks so different on each of the fabrics - but the thread colors are THE SAME! Stitch it with or without the words - 'with frost and snap and gust and snow... with branch and howl, and drip and blow... with wool and boot and mitt and mug... with curl and book and hearth and snug.' Charming!
    The Wedding Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Really Mercy Five
    • The Wedding Sampler - Lots of repeating motifs in this busy and happy Marriage sampler. The little tiny farmhouse is surrounded by so much love! The border moves back and forth, the roses are sprouting out of the pots - like 10 children!

      Those evergreens in the yard are so even and calming, but then there is all that commotion going on in the yard... it's John and Zella's homestead! Stitched on 36ct linen, this will finish a generous 14 x 16, and it uses A LOT of thread! (at least 6 skeins for that busy yard of grass.)
    • Really Friends - Another release of a previous exclusive design, inspired by Jane Austin - it measures approx 7-1/2 x 11 on 32ct. The bottom band looks really charming with the castle and carriage on it, but we'll know more when the patterns are in our hands! Available in a chart format.
    • Mercy Megginson 1849 - Beth describes this as a 'bright and cheerful' piece: Mercy was 11 when she stitched it, and it finishes approx 10 x 12 on 32ct. Chart includes lots of genealogical research into her life story - which always makes the stitch more fun and the finished piece more special. Weeks and Classic Flosses, 32ct Fox and Rabbit Hogbristle.
    • Five Songbirds - An adaptation of part of Mercy Megginson's sampler- I see Adam and Eve on there, so I think it's part of the bottom area. Good colors, cute trims... Same fabric as the main sampler.

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