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#254 Fresh Picked Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Halloween Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more Holiday Hoopla #4 Thanksgiving from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Our custom made Dovo Pauline scissor - click for more Teresa Layman Little Acorns -- click to see more Still Queen of the Needle from Just Nan - click for more Just Cross Stitch 2019 Annual Ornament Issue - click to see more

Witchy Pantry from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Three Witches from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Witchy Harvest from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Barbara Ana's *Girls* are Getting Ready for Halloween!
Barbara Ana has a trio of new designs that are actually pretty entertaining when you study them! Can you find the little dangling lizards (I Believe those would be Newts?) Each pic has a cute little cat, and all the pumpkins, vines, dresses, and quilty design elements everywhere add pops of color. Break up some of the motifs and make some individual pin cushions - the cat with the basket of pumpkins is pretty cute... or you could stitch the witch faces on one side of a pin cushion and personalize your friends names on the other side! (depends on your friends, I guess.)

Anyway, presented in three different charts, all are worked on 32ct white. Witchy Pantry finishes about 6 x 6, Three Witches finishes approx 12 x 7-1/2, and Witchy Harvest finishes approx 8 x 6. All are coded for regular DMC floss.

Christmas Critters from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more
Christmas Critters from Rachel's of Greenfield
The 2019 set Felt Embroidery Ornaments by Rachel's of Greenfield are here! This year's set features forest animals on small 'woolfelt' mittens and stockings. Each ornament measures about 3 x 4, and is done with small pieces of the felt that you buttonhole stitch together. The complete kit contains the actual sized cutting templates, cutting layout info, threads and embroidery instructions to make all 6 ornaments in the pic.

You can finish them as open mittens and stockings if you wish - that way Santa has more things to fill! We have lots of other cute ornaments sets available - make sure to check them out. Always favorites for an old-fashioned Christmas tree!

Blooming Bouquets #3 Joyful from Jeannette Douglas Christmas Box from Jeannette Douglas Fall Posey from Jeannette Douglas
Three New Designs from Jeannette Douglas Designs
  • Blooming Bouquets #3 Joyful - done in red colorway and coral colorway - thread pack available for either colorway.
  • Christmas Box - done in the same box as the spring release of Stitch Box. There is a thread pack, wool pack with pins, and shadow box available for order.
  • Fall Posey - a wood pincushion form holding some flowers, a match to spring posey from Nashville market. Chart includes piece of 40ct fabric and Tudor silks used.

New Curly Girl Kits for Mill Hill! - click for more
New Curly Girl Kits from Mill Hill
"Witty & Whimsical." Everyone loves the Curly Girl artwork! Mill Hill has the cross stitch license for them... so we get charming needlework kits full of DMC floss and Mill Hill beads. Each is stitched on 28ct linen, and finishes about 7 inches square.
  • Rarest Friend - The rarest gift is a true friend, but the truest gift is a rare friend.
  • Humblingly Perfect - Something awesome for a baby gift!
  • Warmest Wishes - Talks about the glittery and special love between the two in the pic.
  • Love is the Only One - The only thing we can't live without!
Fa-la-la-llama by Satsuma Street - click for more
from Satsuma Street
Satsuma Street has a fun new stocking design that certainly fits the bill for creative Christmas decor! This happy little guy is bringing tons of Holiday Cheer... he's all dressed up... isn't he cute?

Stitch count is 155 x 237, so he finishes into a 10 x 16 stocking on 14/28ct fabric. The cover pic is worked on a light blue hand-dyed, and it looks perfect. Coded for DMC, the chart doesn't call for any embellishment, but some cute baubles or trims might be really FUN on this! Alphabet is included for personalization across that top banded area.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner... Our October 2019 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more Guess Who's Coming to Dinner... Our October 2019 Secret Needle Night Kit
THANKS! This month's design has sold out. Click through to learn more about our Secret Needle Night monthly auto-ship.
There's a little turkey lurking behind the tee-pee... eyeing that pumpkin pie... are either of them coming to dinner? We're coming close to Thanksgiving, and since the pumpkins are coming out, this would make a cute decoration addition.

This month's Secret needle Night design finishes about 4 x 7 on 18ct natural linen, and is worked with lots of #5 pearl cottons and Very Velvet threads. Mona has finished it into a flat stand-up, and then another of those cute little cylinder drum shapes as an alternative.

Our complete kit contains the chart, 18ct linen, and all the threads. Mona's optional finishing kit has the velvet topping fabric, trim, little beaded pins, and finishing fabrics to finish this once - using either technique, and instructions for both finishing techniques.

A Murder of Crows from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
A Murder of Crows
from La-D-Da
Somebody Google this... what makes a flock a flock, why is a murder a murder, why is a herd a herd?  We checked out Crows, and wow... it was morose!

La D Da's newest design features three crows on their own pin cushions. Shown on Weeks 32ct Putty linen... choose something dark, mangy and Autumnal. They are all coded for Weeks and DMC flosses.

Farmhouse Chalk #3 Jack-O-Lantern Junction Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more New *Tricks and Treats* from Hands On Design, Arriving September 30th-ish!

Jack-O-Lantern Junction Farm - Cathy & Priscilla's Farmhouse Chalk series continues with this delightfully bustling Autumn/Halloween country scene! Our tiny farmhouse is decked out for Halloween... Jack-o-lanterns everywhere, cats and chickens and ghosts, too... but check out the little GOATS! We can find two in there and they are just the cutest!

Presented as a chart with pin and button sets, fabrics and flosses available separately, the main design finishes the same as the rest - just 4 x 5 on 32ct. The smaller sign and pin cushion are just a little bit smaller. Choose a dark fabric, coded for DMC and hand-dyeds, the Pumpkin Vine 3-pin set (in the bow finishing at the top of the design) and BOO button set (on the cushion) will be here in the next two weeks. This is just the CUTEST!!!!!
Cranberry Christmas from Hands On Design - click to see more
Cranberry Christmas from Hands On Design
Filled with reds and greens of the season, finish CC as a pillow, stand-up or wall hanging... and you'll still have 3 more ornaments to enjoy! Presented as a chart, this set is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Cocoa Linen with SULKY brand flosses. (DMC conversions are included in the chart.)

The Sulky thread is heavier than regular floss... so you use ONE strand of thread instead of two... just kind of a fun stitching option. The main pillow design measures 75 x 77 - so about 4-1/2 inches square. Ornaments are 3 and 4 inches in size.
Rich, deep colors, Cathy will be using three of the threads in this featured Sulky Thread Set in her next ornament chart - Cool Yule - which releases in October.

5 Years at the Beach from Hands On Design - click to see more 5 Years at the Beach from Hands On Design - click to see more 5 Years at the Beach Charms from Hands On Design - click to see more
A Special Treat from Hands On Design - 5 Years at the Beach!
This is a collection of 5 DARLING little TWO-SIDED pin cushions. Originally designed by Cathy in 2013 for the now-gone Cross Stitch Pals Retreats in NC... here are all 5 little cushions she did from 2013 to 2018. There are 10 different sides, AND 10 darling charms all together with these charts!

Stitched on 28ct Star Sapphire Linen with a mixture of hand-dyed flosses, each design measures 50 x 50 in stitch count, and by 2016, these had been the inspiration for Cathy's To The Beach series of designs! If you are stitching all 10 designs, you will need a 1/2 yd cut of fabric; 1/4 yd will do 6. The charms are super-cute... she warned me the charms might vary between the charts, but wow - they are ALL 3-dimensional and 'charming!' Never being re-printed again, these remaining sets are definitely a limited edition!

Thimbelina Flossbobbin from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Spring Bonnet Bunny from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Spring Stitches from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Bittersweet & Polka Dot Tea from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more
Cheerful Things from Sew Much 2 Luv. All presented as charts...
  • Thimbelina Flossbobbin - This is a whimsical design... kind of a stitcher self-portrait! Thimbelina is sporting a thimble hat... and her dress is shaped like a floss bobbin! The little scissors there on her dress are actually a teeny 1/2-inch charm. She measures just 50-ish x 35 without her scissor border... but in the model pic, her border is included and she adorns the front of a pin cushion that features a scissor pocket! Easy to change her bobbin color to anything else to match your finishing fabric....
  • Spring Bonnet Bunny - From the artwork of Michelle Palmer, this charming bunny is stitched on black fabric. Choose your poison with black fabric... but at least she's stitched with DMC floss, and the chart is large! She's 65 x 80 stitches.
  • Spring Stitches - Another delightful design that needs to be on something dramatic - like this black - Isn't she precious? She LOVES her pins, needles and thread! Quite a few more stitches than Ms Spring Bonnet Bunny, Ms Little Mousey measures 148 x 139... and this pic has her stitched over ONE thread on 25ct! If that isn't a possibility, consider 14 black Aida (The Cross Stitch Police will not come knock on your door and scold you in the privacy of your own home if you can't see the smaller stuff!) She'll be charming at 10 x 10! Coded for DMC.
  • Bittersweet & Polka Dot Tea - What a sweet little wren perched on his pumpkin... in YOUR tea cup! Charted for DMC, this measures approx 5-1/2 x 6-1/2... just charming!

Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll & Embellishments from Just Nan - click for more Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll & Embellishments from Just Nan
Due in the Shop the week of September 30th.
This is the third design in Nan's series called Mouse on a Roll. All scissor rolls in the series will be the same size, and each features a guardian mouse. The rolls are designed to hold 31/2" or 4" scissors of your choice.

Each of the mouse garden scenes on the outside of the roll features a mouse (or 2) and a moment in an autumn garden. Look for an apple tree with gathered apples beneath it; a mouse on a pumpkin sitting on a fence; a scarecrow with sunflowers and crows, and an outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. Fall flowers separate the scenes which are grounded with graphic autumn leaf patterns. The scenes are embellished with sparkling purple beads. A gold cluster of grapes charm marks the closure. Inside, 3 little helper mice scurry through acorns, grapes and apples to a secret pumpkin patch - the padded pocket for the scissors. Find a fourth mouse behind one of the pumpkins! The verse: "Where pumpkins hide, scissors slide."

Use DMC floss and Weeks 2239a Carolina Cecil to stitch the roll as one long piece on Zweigart 32 CT Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen. Form a scissor pocket with the overdyed wool backing, sew on a snap and roll it up! Four mouse garden scenes will show on the outside, the path to the scissors and verse will be inside and your scissors will stand at attention in the middle. Place Harvest Mouse on top of the roll to guard the scissors.

Harvest Mouse is stitched on Weeks 32 CT Grape Ice Linen. Her dress is decorated with autumn fruit and flowers and purple beads. Her hat is a copper bead cap, her tail is gold wired string and she is holding a satin maple leaf. She is not available separately.
Complete finishing instructions for the roll and the mouse are in the Stitch Guide.

Announcing Snow Village from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Announcing
Announcing Snow Village from Country Cottage Needleworks
This week marks the beginning of this new series, which continues until July of 2020. Country Cottage released the Snow Village Banner center chart, and will send 10 more designs, monthly, that are all part of a little town named Snow Village! Stitched on 32ct Country French Rain linen with DMC and Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, the entire set measures 223 x 185 when stitched together. (14 x 11-1/2.) The center design is 111 x 61, with each remaining mini-scene 55 x 61.

Flosses used are: Classic Colorworks Cherry Tomato (2), Jolly Holly (2), Tea and Biscuits and Hickory Sticks (2), along with DMC of: 304, 319, 646, 722, 869 (2), 3828 and white (5 skeins). Looks to be super-cute... we'll be offering a new auto-ship! The first auto-ship can include the composite linen cut and flosses... if you would like them.

Clementine from Plum Street Samplers Autumn Hill from Plum Street Samplers Bless Our Land from Plum Street Samplers Goody Grimwood from Plum Street Samplers
New Designs are Now Here from Plum Street Samplers
Paulette has released four new designs - all of them are super-cute!
  • Clementine - Clementine is sitting on a white pumpkin in a field of corn and autumn flowers. Her stitch count is 71 x 66, so she measures about 4-1/2 inches square on 32ct. Worked with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons, we love all the brilliant Fall colors in this. Might Clementine be sporting 'an attitude?!'
  • Autumn Hill - Measuring 126 x 91, this finishes 5 x 7 on 36ct... and she will have a Thistle Hill design to companion her at Market next March! Glorious flowers all stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons.
  • Bless Our Land - There is a new constellation (who knew?) with little Betsy along with her eagle friends blessing our land. 74 stitches square - about 4-1/2 inches on 32ct... this is a cute little piece with an awesome garden vine, that billowing flag and two cute little eagles tucked in there!
  • Goody Grimwood - Oh this is fun!!! It's like a haunted house scene, but it has cheerful flowers in the garden! They don't match the house... so it's kind of fun to try to figure out who lives there! Measuring 164 x 150 in stitch count, this finishes 10 x 9 on 32ct, and is stitched with Classic Colorworks cottons.

Mr & Mrs Delicious from Lindy Stitches - click to see more Mr & Mrs Delicious from Lindy Stitches
Just for fun, stitch this pair of pincushion designs and tuck them into your collection of smalls... hide them in that big basket of asst pincushions! If you have a huge basket/tray of stuffed cushions sitting on your counter - nobody can resist playing with them. Then, they actually READ them... and HERE are Mr and Mrs Delicious!

Each finishes just under 5 inches square on 32ct... stitched with various hand-dyed cottons or DMC floss... just cute! Thanksgiving is coming!!!!!!

Ball Point Needles by Sullivan's -- click to see more Ball Point Needles by Sullivan's -- click to see more
Have you tried the new Ball Point Needles?
By Sullivans, these little babies are really DIFFERENT! They actually have a tapered tip, with a tiny ball point on the end. That little ball glides over your fabric threads and goes right into the holes easier than a regular tapestry needle! Then, because of the funny-shaped tip... if you want to use them to rip out stitches, that tip grabs your threads very easily!

Offered in packs of 2 needles, each... we have only the #24's right now... #26 and #28 are on back order from the manufacturer... so just #24's for now. Get a pack, see what you think!

Moo-Ella DeVil from Petal Pusher - click to see more Ewe Witch Chart from Petal Pusher - click to see more Cluck Cluck Boo from Petal Pusher - click to see more Bat Pig from Petal Pusher - click to see more Captain Black Mane from Petal Pusher - click to see more
Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher - click to see more Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST design! It's a whole little barnyard of animals all dressed up for Halloween! Presented in 5 single charts, each 4 x 4 design - stitched on any neutral 32ct - can be stitched alone, or joined together with a Halloween Hoedown banner border.

The whole piece measures 16 x 5. (That border chart is offered Free - details inside each of these charts.) Anyway, we get Moo-Ella DeVil, Ewe Witch, Cluck Cluck Boo, Bat Pig and Captain Black Mane. All charted for DMC floss... I don't know which section is my favorite!

Happy Halloween by Sara Guermani - click for more White Christmas by Sara Guermani - click for more
Happy Halloween and White Christmasfrom Sara Guermani
Sara Guermani has a couple of new charts that caught our eye...
  • Happy Halloween 2 - This is a big ol' Jack-O-Lantern Haunted House! Measuring 279 x 173 in stitch count - a HUGE 17 x 11 on 32ct - there are a lot of stitches in this, but it calls for only 13 colors of DMC floss! Big on visual impact, cute design elements, consider adding some metallics to the spider web, windows and ghosts to brighten it up!
  • White Christmas - Another of Sara's charming village scenes, this one has tiny houses and reindeer everywhere and a manger scene up near the top corner. Measuring 278 x 263, this finishes approx 17 inches square on 32ct and uses 15 shades of DMC.

Yvonne Leclercq 1905 Sampler by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Yvonne Leclercq 1905 Sampler threads by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Yvonne Leclercq 1905 Sampler from Reflets de Soie
Wow... this is truly a stitched piece of art! Originally worked in 1905, this 317 x 327 stitch-count piece is done entirely in Cross Stitch. The chart is coded for DMC floss or Soie d' Alger. We have the silks pre-sorted and labeled by Isabelle - the designer - they are colorful, gorgeous, and quite intoxicating to touch and feel!

On 36ct, this will finish an impressive 18 x 18-ish... and it will not be missed on the wall! Of course everyone likes the chicken motif and the villa beside the waterfall in here... but I think it's just the whole big picture that makes this stunning! (No silks separately from the charts, sorry!)

Witching You a Happy Halloween from Val's Stuff
Witching You a Happy Halloween from Val's Stuff
One of Val's cute paper ornament designs, our little witch features a slime-green wool ball (actually half a ball!) face, with a black felt hat and sticky-outey green toothpick nose! She finishes approx 3 x 4, is stitched on 14ct brown perforated paper with DMC or hand-dyed floss.

The little kit comes with the chart, paper, black glitter-felt backing, the hat wool, ball face, painted toothpick (if you mess up the first nose, you still have the other end of the toothpick as a backup!) as well as star buttons and a handmade frog button by Just Another Button Company. Get out your Purple Majesty, Chartreuse, Dahlia and Pumpkin Week flosses or DMC of 552, 907, 3607 and 721. Too Cute! Thanks Val, for our Exclusive Kit that celebrated our Needlework Galleria Show in September of 2019!

Halloween and Cross Stitch from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Halloween and Cross Stitch
from Cuore e Batticuore
This is kind of a fun little scene when you study it a bit. Lots of cute motifs in here to take out and stitch into individual pin cushions and spooky smalls. You get spools of spider thread, thimbles with scary faces on them. Pretty scrolled scissors hanging there, that shoe pin cushion is super cute. The stitcher-witch is standing on another pumpkin pin cushion, even that polka dot safety pin up at the top is cute.

Stitch count is 210 x 240 - so it finishes 13 x 15 overall, and it is coded for regular DMC floss. Lots of possibilities!

Square Dance - October, November and December from Heart in Hand - click for more Square Dance - complete set from Heart in Hand - click for more
Due in The Shop September 26th-ish!
Heart in Hand's 4th and final Square Dance - October, November and December
What a cheerful series this has been... 12 small 3 x 3 block designs. Stitch them all in a long row, or make cushions. Mona's finishing class this summer (We had Heart in Hand's Cecelia as one of our Guest Designers) had them making a re-useable cube with a magnet inside. You make ONE cube, then finish each of the 12 designs as a small FLAT with a magnet finished inside. Then, change out your monthly design because of the magnets! You could even do this treatment at an Easel Stand-up option, and you could make your original cube with different coordinating fabrics on each side, and turn it to a different side for a different look if you wanted. Anyway, Square Dance comes as a set of 4 charts, and this finishes the set.
Winter Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more

Winter Whirligig
from Heart in Hand
The final in this 4-season set, the checkered cardinal cheers a snowy winter scene. Designed to fit Cecelia's Heartware Bowls and Tarts, all 4 of these designs have been presented in small card format.

A real cute set, we did a couple of them at our Camp Wannasew weekends on 18ct linen and used fun specialty threads!

#197 Hocus Pocus Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #175 Santa's Night Reprint from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
New Prairie Schooler Reprints
Check your stash to see if these are past favorites you've been looking for or not. Freshly released this past week, are #175 Santa's Night (I think from 2011) and #197 Hocus Pocus (from 2014 or 2015.)

Always fun designs, that Hocus Pocus really IS a little scary! Actually, we still have a few of the cardboard/original copies of #197 in stock if you are a purist and want those instead of the new re-print!

Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - click for more     Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - click for more
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - Four More Colors!
You may have seen the gigantic version of these in fabric stores... but these are HALF that size and measure in at a petite 2 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches in size! White plastic 'tubs' with a colored silicone lining... the little 'flower petal openings' in the silicone waves hold your 3-1/2 embroidery scissors, pens, larger needles, laying tools, even your glasses!!!

The soft silicone just nestles around anything you stick into these, but it pulls right out of the tub so you can wash it, (if you spill your Diet Coke in there by accident!) Just the most handy little table-top caddy, keeps everything right in one place, ready to grab!

Halloween Calendar from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Halloween Calendar by Tiny Modernist
This is a fun piece... each day of the month has its own 32 x 31 square, and all of them feature something different, small and CUTE! Stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue linen - we have some dynamite Picture This Plus hand-dyeds that Praiseworthy Stitches features for all their Christmas and Haunted Houses that would be really cool with this as well. This finishes approx 10-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 32ct.

NOW... WHAT IF... you re-arrange the dates on the days of the week - the 13th of the month doesn't HAVE to be Tuesday. You can make tiny 1 or 2-inch pin cushions out of each different date square. You can make individual stand-up blocks out of each one, you can use the Trick or Treat and Boo boxes and choose 3 more to stitch 5 cubes all in a row - you can do ANYTHING! As cute as can be, this is coded for only 14 shades of regular DMC floss. (Ohhh what about beads and thin metallics and some buttons?)

Halloween Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more Halloween Squirrel from The Blue Flower -  click for more Night Walked Down from The Blue Flower -  click for more
New Arrivals from The Blue Flower
Jeannine McGowan continues her gorgeous seasonal squirrels and acorns with Halloween!
  • Halloween Acorns - Delish! Stitched on a light neutral background, this is worked with hand-dyed flosses and DMC 730 and 371. Hard to see in the pic, it is trimmed with Lady Dot's Wizard (deep purple) hand-dyed chenille trim. Stitch count is 86 x 86.
  • Halloween Squirrel - This is a little mouse-princess (she is wearing a crown and a little striped skirt), who is Trick-or-Treating for acorns! I hope that is a friendly vampire who's serving her! The porch lantern is an acorn, her bucket is a pumpkin acorn, the whole thing is just really cute. It features exactly the same colors as the Halloween Acorn design, so they'd make a cute companion set. Stitch count is 129 x 93.
  • Night Walked Down - This is supposed to remind you of a night fairy coming down to the lavish early evening garden. The flowers are all still boldly colored, but the night sky is falling... and everything will soon be calm. Stitch count is 256 x 151, and this is stitched with 15 shades of hand-dyeds or DMCs.
Pumpkin Truck from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Pumpkin House from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Pumpkin Patch from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more The Pumpkin Farm Series from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Pumpkin Patch, Truck and House... The Pumpkin Farm Series
from Shannon Christine Designs
This is a cute three-part set of 4 x 4-ish designs that all go together, so we're offering them as the set.

Coded for DMC floss you can stitch them all in one row, or make a cube - and decorate the three sides that are showing with each of these designs. Just something fun and cute for the season!
The Fall 2019 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue - click to see more

The Fall 2019 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue
Stuffed with 10 punch needle projects and 9 cross stitch - there is always an additional section in here showing a finishing technique as well.

Fun projects, great pictures... this magazine continues to be a real treat!!!
Just Cross Stitch 2019 Annual Ornament Issue - click to see more Just Cross Stitch 2019 Halloween Issue - click to see more The Annual Special Editions of Just Cross Stitch Magazine are Freshly Arrived!
This year's Halloween issue features 61 different designs -- 27 of them ornament designs, the rest are larger. The teaser pic of the cover has a lot of cute things on it...
  • *Welcome to our Haunted Home* is on the plain side, but what a cute greeting for the season! 161 Pages.
  • This year's Christmas Ornament issue is here for us, but doesn't hit general sales on the news stands till the end of September. I think this year they are focusing on showcasing new designers - the ones *up-and-coming!* It's a big thrill for them to be published in here... so it looks to be very fun this year. As always, tons of charts and favorite recipes and Christmas stories from the designers. The issues from the past years are kind of like little Cross Stitch Time Capsules!
Sizzlin Summertime Carnival from Tempting Tangles - click to see more
Sizzlin' Summertime Carnival
from Tempting Tangles
By Tempting Tangles Designs, we don't see a lot of cute carnival designs, so this caught my eye!

Measuring 144 stitches square, it'll finish 9 x 9 on 32ct. Coded for DMC, it'd be fun to add some beads and metallics to this - it's just a super-happy piece!

Hoot-Owl Halloween from Artful Offerings - click for more Hoot-Owl Halloween from Artful Offerings
This is a cool design. All the graphic shapes - the curve of the moon, the curves of the owl and tree branches, and those round eyes... all accented with the bold vertical stripes on the owl and the horizontal stripes in the moon!

Very simple, with lots of visual impact, this little guy measures about 5 x 5-1/2 and is stitched with DMC or hand-dyeds on Weeks Guacamole linen. He'd make a cute pin cushion, but if you work him on 20ct Week's linen, he could be a couch pillow and measure in at 7 x 8 before you make a gigantic pillow out of him! Presented as a chart.
Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te & Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore
Oh gosh, these are two new and super-cute designs from Italy. Don't feel bad if you cannot pronounce the titles - we can't either! But we CAN understand the DMC numbers in the color key - and that's all you really need.
  • Un Pupazzo Reads 'Christmas is a snowman for you,' and features a delightful snowman-building scene. I love the teeny little snowball guys perched on the shovel and signs. Measuring 260 x 140 on 32ct Natural Linen, this will finish approx 9 x 16... so you won't miss it on your walls! It actually might make a really cute couch pillow as well.
  • Christmas on the Beach - (that title is in English, don't know why the other one isn't!) What a fun scene! You get a Christmassy Light House - complete with a billowing knitted scarf, a decorated beach umbrella along with Mr and Mrs standing in their dingy! We never see beach/ nautical/Christmas together... so if you live near the water - YOU NEED THIS! Stitch count is 270 x 146 - 17 x 9 on 32ct - and it is coded for DMC.

Joyeux Noel from Jardin Prive - click for more Joyeux Noel or Merry Christmas from Jardin Prive
This is a charming design THAT YOU CAN STITCH IN ANY COLOR YOU WANT! Worked with one color of your choice (hand-dyeds do really well with these kind of designs), on whatever fabric you want, you can really change the overall effect of the finished piece. Think about natural linen and working this ALL in opalescent, white and gold metallics? What about navy fabric, with all those metallics, or solid shades? How cute to put everything in its proper colorway!

The design is enchanting... you have a lot of possibilities making this your own! Notice they have charted a Merry Christmas greeting for the topper row as well.

Holiday Hoopla #4 Thanksgiving from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Holiday Hoopla Thanksgiving
from With Thy Needle
With Thy Needle's third Holiday Hoopla design in here! A cute little pumpkin turkey, this is worked on 36ct linen and fits into a tiny 3-inch hoop (hence the series title.)

Perfect as a 3 x 3 pin cushion as well, if you're not a *hoopy person!* We finally have the little hoops in stock... $1 each or 6 for $5.
Needlework Labels from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Needlework Labels
from With Thy Needle
Brenda describes these: "Lets face it, our needlework will out live us! These labels will ensure that your framed work is 'signed and dated' for your future generations research." Presented in sets of 10, each with a different 18th century wood engraving design on it... they are a perfect finish to the backside of your samplers.

There are spaces to document: wrought by, date completed, pattern name, designer, fabric and flosses used. The labels measure 3-1/2 X 5 and are printed on 70lb matte self adhesive paper.
Little Bits of Halloween from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Little bits of Christmas from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Chrysanthemum from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
New Arrivals for Halloween and Christmas from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia has been busy with a trio of new things... two larger designs that are motif medleys, and another smaller botanical.
  • Little Bits of Halloween - This is super cute! Tiny 26 x 26 designs - nine of them, plus nine little borders to surround them, and a Halloween alphabet tossed in, Cynthia wants you to arrange all these little pieces anyway you want! Do a big square of all of them, make something vertical or horizontal - loooonnnng and skinnnny! She has lots of suggestions inside the chart. Charted for Dinky dyes and Needlepoint Inc Silks - we have those kitted and available for a limited time. Cynthia also provides the links for color conversions to DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The motifs in here are really fun, great color and charm!
  • Little bits of Christmas - Same cuteness and design ideal just like Bits of Halloween. Stitch any of the 26 x 26 little squares, add a border or two... rearrange, do whatever makes you happy! For a limited time, we have the silk packets available for this. The design is charted for those silks, but again, there is a link to conversions in the instructions.
  • Botanical Stitches - Chrysanthemum - The next 4 x 4 design celebrating flora. Classy designs, any neutral fabric works for any of these in the small series!

Beaded Holiday Ornaments 2019 Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
Beaded Holiday Ornaments from Mill Hill
Mill Hill's new bauble ornaments for 2019 are here! Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each of this year's designs is a slightly different shape, but all finish the same charming 2 x 3 inches. Completely filled with glistening Mill Hill glass seed beads, they are really fun to stitch and look great on your tree.

I especially like the fact that they weigh basically nothing, so if you are a 'real tree person' you can hang these on the tippy-tips of your branches, and they won't weight down your tree! Presented in complete kits of 14ct paper, DMC floss, needles and Mill Hill glass beads.

Autumn Time by Abby Rose - click for more Halloween Party from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Harvest Home from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more
Autumn and Halloween Designs to Tingle your Stitching Fingers! Three new arrivals this past week...
  • Autumn Time by Abby Rose - 115 x 78 - A generous 4 x 6 cushion-size, your saw-tooth border can mimic the rik-rak trim you choose, coded for pretty hand-dyed flosses. Presented as a chart, I love those blooming fall flowers!
  • Halloween Party - 159 x 190 - A 10-inch circle of cute mini-motifs coded for DMC, this begs for metallics, beads, and maybe some frizzies for the spider legs! By Les Petites Croix De Lucie, presented as a pair of charts - one chart has the backstitching lines printed in color, for clarity.
  • Harvest Home - A 4 x 8 design by Summer House Stitche Workes, this can be finished flat, but Beth Ann chose a little circular drum shape instead! 32Ct Tin Roof Linen with Heirloom Gold, Toffee, Soot, Gingersnap, and Dark Chocolate hand-dyed flosses! Wool topping is Week's Mountain Mist Glen Plaid. The design wraps, so if you make the drum your seam goes right though part of the design!

Farmer's Market By Cross Eyed Cricket - click to see more One If By Sea By Cross Eyed Cricket - click to see more A Wicked Patch By Cross Eyed Cricket - click to see more
New Arrivals from Cross Eyed Cricket
  • Farmer's Market is another Vicki's charming 'word' designs... it's full of all the things you might see at the market. Eggs, flowers, honey, fruits and veges, a few deserts and lots of pretty cloths on the tables. This is coded for 42 different shades of DMC floss, and finishes about 4-1/2 x 18 on 32ct French Lace or Star Sapphire Linen which has a slightly bluer hue.
  • One If By Sea has two designs - the main lighthouse, Liberty Light, and Rainbow Cats. I'm looking all over for a CAT alphabet... till I realized she meant Catamarans! You can stitch your own regatta and personalize each little boat!
  • A Wicked Patch - Quite the little grouping here... this was our Summer Event Project when Vicki came to The Silver Needle in 2013! She has fun stitches in here... a little green metallic, some Silk 'n Colors and she uses 22 shades of DMC as well. (She always re-names those DMC standard colors in her keys - this time 928 is named Ectoplasm!) This finishes approx 6 x 7-1/2 on 32ct linen, and Vicki suggests several really nice fabric options.

Mistletoe Kisses from Erica Michaels - click for more The St Nick Berry duo from Erica Michaels - click for more Erica Michaels Suggests that Christmas is Coming!
Click through to Linda's page to see more new designs!
  • The St Nick Berry duo has arrived! Two different charts - that look the same at first glance - stitch into two entirely different little berry-shaped cushions. The LINEN version is meant to be stitched on 32ct, with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses, and will finish about 3 x 4. The SILK version is meant to be stitched on the little cut of 40ct gauze included in that package. Even though these LOOK so similar, the threads on the 40ct silk option are Gentle Art's hand-dyed cottons and completely different colors!!! These are just charming... they make beautiful tree ornaments, curious pin cushions, and gorgeous little scissor fobs. (And you know, you can always go out on a limb and stitch the linen version on gauze, and the gauze version on linen! The Cross Stitch Police will not come, but thankfully, Santa still will!)
  • Candy Cane Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses You get both berries in here, as well as the squared version to make all three cushions! Happy Christmas greetings, everything is stitched on Weeks 40ct Straw Linen with just Collards, Baked Apple and Linen colors of Weeks flosses. Cute as can be!

Autumn Alphabet from Scarlett House - click for more Crows Corner from Scarlett House - click for more Hello Fall from Scarlett House - click for more
Autumn is coming - The Scarlett House Style!
Tanya is sending 4 new designs... and these three just seemed to go together!
  • Autumn Alphabet is clean and simple - 40ct Weeks Mocha with just 4 colors of hand-dyeds, it finishes a little under 5 inches in size.
  • Crows Corner is a fun little piece - thin borders, the owl, squirrels and crows in the yard... it's all so divided up and balanced. Charming and organized! About 100 x 100 in stitch count, you could make individual cushions out of the motifs, make a few more with only the borders running across them - like ribbons. It looks like it will be fun to stitch.
  • Hello Fall is REALLY on the simple side! Tanya is using Mascara, Garden Gate, Oatmeal and Mustard Seed as the color palette... if you have some room colors you need to match, this might be super-fun to change up and accent the room!
Tanya will be our Guest at The Silver Needle in September of 2020 for a small weekend event in our new She Shed Space! Click the pic to read about that and her new Mary Hawley Quaker Reproduction Sampler as well!

The Wedding Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Brown Bird Biscornu from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Brown Birds Biscornu and Wedding Sampler from Heartstring Samplery
  • Brown Bird Biscornu - Biscornu-shaped pieces are really two square designs that are joined together by off-setting the corners from each other. That shape really changes the looks of the designs and changes ordinary into a very curious little cushion shape. You see 'hints' of the stitching on the other side, so you can't help but pick it up and investigate. Brown bird is full of rich browns, teal blue and cranberry red color. Stitch one or both designs.
  • 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.)
  • Beth will be one of our Guest Designers at our Summer Stitching Event in July of 2020!

    Sunshine from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Sunflower Row from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    Sunflower Row and Sunshine from Annie Beez Folk Art
    Annie Beez has two new and very seasonal designs that will appeal to that love of Autumn Color that will be here before we know it!
    • Sunflower Row is also very colorful and fun! Stitched on 36ct Summer Khaki linen in yummy shades of hand-dyed flosses, it finishes a pin-cushion-y sized 7 x 3. Love, love the quilt block flowers, and all the balanced leaves on everything. There are tiny bees amidst the sunflowers and even a ladybug - stitched over one - climbing one of the stalks. Very pretty.
    • Sunshine is stitched on a deep, mangy shaded gray linen... but might be pretty on a browner tone as well. The sunflowers are done with DMC 727, 729 and 743 - so they are bright and bold, and they can handle the deep fabric colors. Greens are 730 and 733, so they pucker too! Finishes approx 4-1/2 inches square.

    Candy Corn Ghost Mouse from Just Nan - click for more Bumble & Hoot Needle Book from Just Nan - click for more New Fall 2019 Releases from Just Nan
    Due in the Shop the week of August 26th. Little Ghosty Mouse is on our Auto-ship Program... the Bumble & Hoot is not, but you can let us know to add it!

    Presenting Bumble & Hoot Needle Book
    A whimsical duo of Bumble (who is a jazzy Autumn bee with copper dusted wings) and Hoot (He is a white feathered owl) grace the front of this octagonal fall-inspired needle book. Stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast linen, using 12 shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads, this finishes just a mere 2-1/4 inches in size! The back features a medley of rusty leaves, and the inside opens to reveal an orange felt lining.

    Along with the chart, Nan has included rainbow bronze beads, little hand-painted Bumble in all his glittered glory, orange lining felt, gold-edged black ribbon to cover the inner fold, and a snap to hold it all together.

    Candy Corn Ghost Mouse
    Oh my gosh, isn't this little guy cute???! This little gray mouse who volunteered to be a ghost is trying really hard to be scary! He has *BOO* written on the back of his costume and a screaming ghost hat on his head, but underneath it all he is just a sweet little guy who loves candy corn and likes to hang out with the witch mice. In addition to the intimidating BOO, his costume features 2 tiny black crows stitched over one thread with even tinier pieces of corn in their beaks. Candy corn trim with orange beads decorates the hem. If you look closely, even his whiskers are candy corn colors. He is holding a candy corn heart in his little gray paws, too.

    The chart includes the gold tail, Nan's signature mouse base button, orange beads, satin ghost and a vintage-one-of-a-kind candy corn glass heart bead. Stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen, he's a mighty scary 2 inches tall!

    New NOUVEAU Flax is in! - click for more Presenting our New FLAX 2019 Nouveau Transitions Collection!
    Oh My Gosh... this is MY MOST FAVORITE collection to come through here from these past seasons!!! Textured weaves of black, Ivory and natural linens... we have a tunic, jacket, skirt, pants and a KILLER top!

    The tunic is sleeveless - so I am wearing it NOW in the 100 degree heat. The Pullover has long sleeves - so it will be the winter version of my outfit!

    Wait till you see it all... we'll try to show some close-up pics of the different fabric textures - just stunning! Kind of on the 'pricey end' of some of our FLAX... remember that you get 20% OFF when you get three or more pieces!!!

    A Fresh Blackbird Shipment is HERE - click for more A Fresh Blackbird Shipment is HERE!
    On this delightfully fun and full table are SEVERAL reprints of the favorites by Barb and Alma!

    Long and Winding Road is here, Eleanor Rigby is here, Easter Parade, several of the monthly stockings - oh my gosh - we are in pricing-it-all-Heaven!!!

    Until I can get it all updated on the Blackbird Pages... call us if you need to!
    Note! Octopus's Garden from the Magical Mystery Tour Series is also now back in print.
    Pumpkin Topiary from ScissorTail Designs - click to see more
    Pumpkin Topiary
    from Sccissortail Designs
    This is so bitty and cute! The main topiary tree finishes only 3 x 4 on 32ct Platinum linen... and that separate topper pumpkin is only 1 x 2 by itself!

    You could even skip the border and side pumpkins on the larger one, and make it a long, skinny cushion - about 30 stitches wide. Regular DMC of 436, 3011, 3013, 3021, 3033 and 3826.

    Sounds of Freedom Pin Cushion Pillows from Mani di Donna - click for more Halloween in the Air from Mani di Donna - click for more Halloween in the Air & Sounds of Freedom Pin Cushion Pillows
    from Mani Di Donna
    Well, we're mixing the seasons and holidays by showing these together, but that's OK. Both charts offer designs that are long and not very high, but they are finished differently from each other.

    Think outside your 'pillow' and add the trim and fabric to the Halloween ones if you want - just like shown on the Stars and Stripes designs. These are cute, simple designs that can handle lots of cool metallic, hand-dyed or furry threads - even some beads - to dress them up and make them your own.

    The large *Halloween* word measures only 110 x 23 - and most of that height is the ghost, while *Boo* is 25 x 72 - so they are bitty little pin-cushion things! The three patriotics are worked with Weeks hand-dyed flosses and all measure 30-ish by 100-ish. (On 25 over one, that's about 1 x 4 each!!!)
    The 2019 STICKS are here from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2019 STICKS are here from Mill Hill
    Whimsical designs by STICKS, these are super-colorful and cheerful. By Mill Hill, each is presented as a kit of 14ct perforated paper and loads of DMC floss, along with a few Mill Hill glass seed beads for design garnish.

    They all finish 7 x 7, and the frames for them are available as special order. If you are a fabric-lover instead, choose your favorite 14 or 28ct - the correct size for your beads.

    Jack & The Boys from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
    Jack & The Boys
    from Threads That Bind
    What a fun fall design... this Wool Applique design finishes approx 14 x 22 in size.

    The pattern is a FULL-SIZED line drawing... you just add pretty bits of wools from your stash - or our lovely selections! Cut out the pieces, tack them on the base wool, zip-zap - you're done!

    Scaredy Cats from Kit & Bixby - click to see more Scaredy Cats
    from Kit & Bixby
    Kind of a fun Halloween-themed piece, this needs to hang in the home of a cat-lover! Presented as a chart by Kit & Bixby it is stitched with regular DMC on 28ct Mushroom Lugana, and finishes approx 6-1/2 x 9-1/2.

    I think black Simply Wool or Wisper would be cool to make furry cats... a big 'ol Fyre Werks metallic moon is good... black Fyre Werks for those cats eyes... and yummy rusty/orange hand-dyed threads for the pumpkins!

    Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more
    Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Biscornest
    from Crossed Wing Collection
    Paula's third charming bird nest design... this companions the stunning chipping Sparrow and Cardinal Biscornu designs she has done. Presented as the chart, everything is coded for DMC floss. That gorgeous little 3-inch nest is stitched on both sides - the top features the eggs stitched over one thread.

    All three designs then feature a beautiful, detailed fob-sized pattern of the nest's bird. I am not a bird-watcher, but something tells me that every bird's nest is different, but recognizable to its species. All three of these designs are just lovely!

    Seasonal Sun Sine from Ink Circles - click to see more Seasonal Sun Sine from Ink Circles
    (We don't know if that's a misspelling, but knowing Tracy - it probably isn't!!) She writes about this fun piece: This four panel design shows how the amount of daylight hours varies throughout the year, with a sunny icon marking the solstices. The colors and motifs echo the changing weather and how the landscape marks the seasons.

    The panels are not strictly aligned to the official seasons, but rather to the solstices and equinoxes. We all feel the winter chill before that first day of winter. (Except you people that have been shortchanged a season or two by Mother Nature!) So, a pretty little design, charted with 14 colors of DMC... a curiosity for your countertop!

    Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors
    Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors - click to see more Due to arrive any day, (August of 2019) this year's pretty, decorated Gingher Designer Scissors feature a floral medley of green, blue and white! They are available in:
    4-inch Embroidery - suitable for snipping threads.
    8-Inch Sewing Shears - designed to cut fabrics.
    **NEVER paper with your Ginghers!**

    Pretty to look at because of the enameled design finish on the handles, dreamy to use because they are so substantial in feel... you'll love these scissors!

    Announcing The Silver Needle's 35th Anniversary Scissor Circle!
    The Silver Needle's 35th Anniversary Scissor Circle - click for more A Trio of Limited Edition Gold Embroidery Scissors by DOVO
    Directly from Solingen, Germany - Exclusive to The Silver Needle

    To celebrate our 35th Year in business, we have commissioned three different styles of embroidery scissors from our favorite scissor manufacturer - DOVO - of Solingen, Germany! What a fun Birthday Celebration for us. Our gift to you is a Scissor Circle!!!

    Beginning in late June of 2019, our first style will ship... mid August the second is scheduled and October will bring the 3rd. (Those blanks aren't even back from the forge yet!)

    We chose three super-favorite styles that DOVO has never produced in their brushed gold finish before. The scissors will never be available to anyone else... they are exclusive to The Silver Needle ONLY! It is our One-Time 35th Anniversary... so once they are gone, they will be gone forever!
    DOVO Solingen - click for more
    Click here for all the details!

    Cool Dude from Val's Stuff Just 4 Ewe for Halloween from Val's Stuff
    Cool Dude & The Just 4 Ewe Set from Val's Stuff
    Val's stuff has 5 new ornament designs for all year long. Hers are colorful, bold little 3 x 3 or 4 x 4-ish square designs that she has worked on 14ct perforated paper. SUPER easy on your eyes, and actually very nice and quick to stitch on... the paper is easy to hold, holes are majorly easy to see, and virtually NO fussy finishing needed!
    • Cool Dude comes by himself - he's about 3-1/2 x 5, and is stitched with DMC floss from your stash. Pattern comes with the paper, burgundy backing felt, the holly button, and a bit of black cording for a hanger string.
    • Just 4 Ewe includes the other 4 designs pictured here. *Hop to It!*, *Just 4 Ewe*, *Jack's Back* and Jump for Joy* - you get all four of these 50 x 50-ish designs. All finish approx 4 inches on the 14ct perforated paper included in the package. Along with the black sparkly backing felt for finishing, you get the 16 buttons shown in each of the corners as well!! Super colorful and bright, these are coded for DMC and Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses.

    A Witch's Hat of Bats by Bent Creek -- click to see more A Witch's Hat of Bats
    from Bent Creek
    Marsha and Elizabeth have finally done another design in their *Thing of Things* Series! Just in time for Halloween - which really IS just around the corner - stitch this cute little hat full of bats, cats, pumpkins, and a little spider! Lots happening in there! Presented as a complete kit, you get the 18ct natural linen and DMC #5 Pearl Cottons. Measuring just 6 x 6 when finished, make a box stand-up for a cute holiday decoration.

    These kits are just like my Secret Needle Night designs - same size, same fabric, same threads (only we toss in some Rainbow Gallery specialties.) A great size for in-the-car-stitching... everyone loves something fun and quick to stitch now and then! There are at least 10 other Things of Things in this series - Candy Canes, Candy Corn, Snowmen, Ornaments, Pumpkins and Leaves, Easter Eggs...

    New Arrivals from With Thy Needle due in the shop the Week of July 22nd!
    Holiday Hoop-la #3 Halloween CS259 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla #1 Easter from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla #2 - 4th of July from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla 3 inch hoop from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla 3 inch hoop stack of 6 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    Holiday Hoop-la CS259 Halloween - The third in this series... cute, cute, cute!
    The little three-inch wooden hoops are finally readily available! Actually, very nice quality, you can paint them if you want, but very smooth and definitely ready to go for your finishing!

    CS260 Boo to You  from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS263 Hickety Pickety from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS264 Gone Batty from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS261 L. Genders 1875 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    • CS260 Boo to You - Finishing about 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" on 36ct linen. Uses Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks threads.
    • CS263 Hickety Pickety - Remember the nursery rhyme... Hickety pickety my black hen, She lays eggs for gentlemen... Approx 9 1/2 x 5 inches on 36 ct. Uses Weeks, Classic Colorworks and DMC.
    • CS264 Gone Batty - Approx 12 x 6 inches on 32 ct linen, using Weeks and Gentle Art threads. I bet that cat didn't stay so still for long!
    • CS261 L. Genders 1875 - An antique reproduction, finishing about 8 5.8 x 2 inches on 36ct linen.

    Sing a Song of Christmas 10-11-12 from JBW Designs 368 Be Joyful from JBW Designs French Alphabet I Curlicues and French Alphabets II Flowers and Leaves from JBW Designs
    Summer Releases from JBW Designs
    • Sing a Song of Christmas: #10, 11 and 12 in the Series - You'll recognize your Christmas Carols when you read these little 3 x 4 mini stockings. They make cute tree ornaments.
    • Be Joyful - Contains two simple words of Greetings for The Season. Choose any count fabric, and even hand-dyed green thread to replace the 3 shades of DMC used.
    • French Alphabets I and II - Judy purchased an antique French sampler - it features these two fonts in it. She's charted them, so basically you can spell anything you want to with them. #1's Letters feature flower and leaf decorations, #2's has the curlicues!

    #263 Reindeer Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #258 Happy Camper Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #261 Thankful Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #260 Happy Halloween Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #259 Sweet as Pie Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #254 Fresh Picked Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
    Some of the Dish Towels from Bareroots - click to see more Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
    Oh my gosh, this is the MOST CHARMING collection of dish towels that you have ever embroidered! By Bareroots... each cotton 19 x 26 towel features a band of cute, seasonal stitching. We have 10, including Patriotic, Christmas, Halloween, Canning Jars, Hearts, Easter Bunnies, Happy Campers (which would be so cute in an RV!)... all sorts of cute themes.

    You get the towel, the line pattern to draw onto the towel, the color pic of the stitching, DMC floss, and some rik-rak trim for each end of the towel.

    Kind of a retro look... and super fun to give as a gift to anyone who'd like something cute and handmade in their kitchen.. we love these! Click through to see the full set.

    Papillon d' Or II by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Le Temps des Roses by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
    Papillon d' Or II and Le Temps des Roses from Reflets de Soie
    Isabelle has two new beaded pieces that we just love around here! Charted florals, you are stitching these with one strand of floss that matches your background linen (35ct) and sewing on one petite glass bead instead of doing an X.

    The beads look so elegant, and the finish on the fabric is so smooth - everybody loves to hold our stitched shop models! The beads feel smooth and fluid, and slightly heavy in your hand, so elegant! These come as kits with pre-sorted and labeled beads, and the chart. 35ct Linens need to be cut separately for each.

    Coop Almanac from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
    Coop Almanac
    from Twin Peak Primitives
    This in an interesting pattern... take a minute to get past the overpowering brown color of the background artwork... and pay attention to the chickens! They are all abut 40 x 50 stitches, and some of them have beautifully patterned areas of stitching on them!

    Add some cool threads, do some long stitches... skip the borders, and do JUST A SET of chicken pin cushions! There is some chicken wire charted - maybe do chicken wire backgrounds for your cushions?

    I think this pattern has great potential! Charted for DMC cottons, but think about hand-dyed Simply Wools by Gentle Art!

    High Tides and Good Vibes from Sue Hillis - click to see more High Tides and Good Vibes Stitching Mermaid from Sue Hillis - click to see more High Tides and Good Vibes
    from Sue Hillis Designs
    Kind of says it all!!! A new leaflet by Sue Hillis, wouldn't you just love to be spending time in this little camper on the beach? Coded for DMC, it finishes approx 4 x 8 on 32ct.

    One of the cover models features scrapbook paper flags decorating it... and the leaflet also includes a cute little STITCHING MERMAID! She's only 32 x 18 -- so she'd make a darling pin cushion!!! Just a happy, summer design!

    Summer Angel Fob and matching Summer Angel Bag from Fern Ridge - click to see more
    Summer Angel Fob and matching Summer Angel Bag
    from Fern Ridge Collections
    Pat and Peggy have a summer mermaid set that is FULL of gorgeous aqua glass and crystal, scrumptious hand-dyed seafoam ribbons, linens, finishing fabrics and silks... and the CUTEST little under-the-sea critter charms! Whew!
    • The Summer Angel beaded fob finishes an overall length of about 4 inches, and features a little turtle, starfish and 2 dolphins to embellish your incredible beading!
    • Then the matching bag kit comes with EVERYTHING to stitch the angel panel on the bag, as well as the fabrics to construct the little bag. You can see how gorgeous that deep aqua silk lining is... and the charms are just delightful!!!
    Really a cute set! The 'ingredients' Fern Ridge puts into their kits are simply amazing and really a treat to get to use!

    My Home Sweet Home from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Let Freedom Bloom from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Bee Trifles from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
    Celebrate Summer the Shepherd's Bush Way
    Tina and Teri have sent three new things!
    • My Home Sweet Home is a little 6 x 8-ish design complete with patriotic sheep guarding the homesteads. All the busy-ness in the sky looks like fireworks! Presented as a kit, it is stitched on 32ct Country French Cafe Mocha Linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses, and includes a few bitty button embellishments as well.
    • Let Freedom Bloom is this season's 3-inch pin cushion design. Joining the million others from Tina and Teri - they all look charming nestled together in a basket. You'll need to add this one to your collection! Presented in kit format, it is worked on 32ct Natural Linen with Weeks overdyed flosses. The kit includes the linen, flosses, button embellishments and the specially-for-this hand-dyed chenille trim by Lady Dot Creates.
    • Bee Trifles - Three bee-themed cushions, each is worked on different colors of linen. Cute and summery... there are buttons scattered here and there, that come separately from the pattern.

    Teresa Layman Three Crows -- click to see more Teresa Layman Welcome Basket -- click to see more Teresa Layman The Elizabeth Vine -- click to see more Teresa Layman Bunny Bluebell -- click to see more Teresa Layman Little Acorns -- click to see more
    Five New Miniature Knotwork Pieces by Teresa Layman
    Presenting an enchanting collection of 2, 3 and 4-inch 'rugs.' Each of these are ONLY one strand of DMC floss wrapped ONE time around your needle to make a bitty French Knot. Worked from a line drawing on the fabric - like Punch Needle Embroidery - you are simply 'painting by number' with your tiny knots - tucking them in there next to each other! It sounds awful(!), but these are actually fun to do!

    They are presented as the line drawing on the special fabric, and small needles. You'll need DMC floss from your stash. (We had Teresa to Oklahoma years ago for a class on this... and maybe with our new classroom space... it's time for another visit!) Anyway, most frame these... but if you are a doll house lover, you might want them as rugs in one of your houses. (Butttt..... if you start one, and never finish it... make the part you did into a teeny scissor fob. You'll love it for life!)

    Did you know Teresa has SOME of her designs charted for Cross Stitch? We've re-organized her page a little and highlighted the Cross Stitch offerings much better than before. She has delightful designs, charts are huge and clear... super cute! When you visit her page, we now have boxes to click ont to take you to either the Knotwork or Cross Stitch!
    • Three Crows
      Measures 4-1/4 x 3-1/8... blueberries, blackberries and black crows!
    • Welcome Basket
      A petite 2 x 3-1/16 - just that basket by itself would be a stunning fob!
    • The Elizabeth Vine
      Finishing 2 x 5 - The black knotted background just makes the flowers POP!
    • Bunny Bluebell
      A 4-1/4 inch circle, how can you not fall in love with that center rabbit? He's way less than an inch in size!
    • Little Acorns
      4-3/4 inches square - more teeny animals, don't lose the squirrel in the tree! The hedgehog is about 1/2 an inch in size!

    Work of Heart XS3400 Good Tidings from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Peaceful Snow XS207 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Merry Hill PN204 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Holly Hill PN205 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Lumina Dreams PN206 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Teresa Kogut has Five New Designs
    Ms Teresa does things in both Cross Stitch and Punch Needle... here are my favorites of her new ones... looks like she's in a Holiday Mood!
    • Work of Heart XS3400 Good Tidings - This could be a CHALLENGING undertaking to cross stitch! A gorgeous 10 x 12, solidly stitched piece you probably assume this is worked with hand-dyed threads to give you all that wonderful color variation, depth, and shading.Well... it's YOU and regular DMC thread - 60 different shades! Santa is decorating a little tree for his snowman friend, can you see that he's hanging the topper star and he's holding another tiny snowman face ornament to hang next? A charming picture... I took a look at the chart... some might find it charming too, just a heads up!
    • Peaceful Snow XS207 - This one is a little more on the regular-side of cross stitching! Approx 5 x 6 on 35ct, it uses Weeks and DMC flosses, it actually has several 'areas' that you could pull out and stitch just by themselves! Just the house and trees; or the sheep, peace and a few of the penny border rounds; or even just the snowman! Pretty primitive colors.
    • Merry Hill PN204 and Holly Hill PN205 - A pair of punch needle pieces - each finishes about 6 x 6. Following the same color schemes, these two are presented as the line drawing that you transfer to the included punch needle fabric. Teresa gives lots of punching tips, and full color key for each area. These are both kind of simple with regards to design detail, so should punch really fast and be really fun to do.
    • Lumina Dreams PN206 - Approx 5-1/2 x 6, this one's neat because of that white pumpkin! You'll need multiple skeins of thread - Teresa used SEVEN skeins of Taupe on that awesome pumpkin! Pattern is presented in line drawing format you need to transfer to provided fabric. Conversions from Weeks hand-dyed flosses to DMC are also included.

    Snowy 9 Patch combo from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    Snowy 9 Patch - Complete!
    from Annie Beez Folk Art
    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!
    Purrfect Punch Needles - click to see more Ultra Punch Needles are BACK!
    After a stressful discontinuation of these in the Punch Needle Industry... the right people did the right things to get these made again... and back into the market place! Ultra-Punch needles have been around for something like 50 years... definitely a longtime favorite needle. The complete set is presented with the small, medium (installed in the needle), and large tips and two threaders, and very comprehensive 6-page instruction book.

    I read through that little booklet - it tells you everything you ever wanted to know (or possibly not!) about the needle, changing tips, threading, fabrics to use and how to transfer designs, the hoops you need, setting the loop length, holding the needle, then... into the actual punching, sculpting, cutting, brushing... whew! It's all there! We also have the three-tip EXTRA sets available, just the three tips - no main needle shaft, no booklet, no threaders.

    Set F Ding Ding Mini Cards from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
    Set F Ding Ding Mini Cards from The Prairie Schooler
    Do you know about these little cards by Prairie Schooler? The teeny little 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 cards they always did promo-charts on when they released new books? Here is Set F - new to us! (Sets A, B, C, & E are still available and pictured on our PS pages. NO Set D anymore!) Little Set F went with books #172 through #199... and it includes three small 37 x 37 stitch count Christmas Ornaments that never were associated with any of their books!

    ALWAYS cute things... ANY of these are perfect for pin-cushion exchange projects, fobs, ornaments, nametags, whatever you want!!! Each set consists of 10 small cards with pretty pic on the front, chart on the back.
    Mini Mesh Zipper Bags -  click for more
    Mini Mesh Zipper Bags
    This seems to be the 'year of pouches!' I found another size and style of zippered pouch to help organize your smaller needlework projects and tools. These little guys measure 5 x 8. They feature TWO pocketed compartments, and TWO zippered closures. I've taken a pic of my hand in each of the pockets... don't know if you can see the difference or not.

    The front pocket is clear vinyl on the front. The middle 'wall' and back of the pouch is colored fine mesh. A really nice size for a small project, or just for scissors, candy and tissues! They're lightweight and super-handy to keep little things safe and 'locate-able' in your bigger bags!

    See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Deep Teal -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Light Blue -  click for more
    Two New colors of our See Your Stuff Pouches
    These are super-strong, heavy-duty, very nicely-sized see-through plastic pouches. We carry them in Royal Blue, Brilliant Red, Bright Yellow, Eye-Popping Lime Green, Bright Orange, Deep Purple and now a really pretty Light Blue and a Deep Teal.

    Remember, I showed you a pic of the big one holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies a few months ago... well. cookies are long gone, but the awesome pouches remain!

    Mill Hill 2019 Patriotic Quartet Series Button & Bead Kits - click for more
    The New 2019 Patriotic Quartet Series from Mill Hill
    This will be a favorite series of bead kits! Mill Hill describes their new designs; America is *The Land of the Free,* and *Home of the Brave,* where we are entitled to *Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness* and all these truths are represented with the *Stars and Stripes* of our flag, which we proudly fly.

    Kits of 14ct Aida (you can sub 28ct linen or Lugana if you like), DMC floss, Mill Hill beads (not as many as the regular Button and Beaded kits), needles and chart -- each finishes approx 5 x 5 in size. The black frames are available separately. Just really CLASSIC!

    Needfuls Wool Bundle NYC Picnic from In the Patch Designs - click for more Needfuls Wool Bundle Baskets from In the Patch Designs - click for more Needfuls Wool Bundle Eggplant Delight from In the Patch Designs - click for more Needfuls Wool Bundle Dirty Snowman from In the Patch Designs - click for more
    Needful Wool Bundles from In the Patch Designs
    Needfuls Bundles from In the Patch Designs - click for more OHHHH... are these the most luscious and luxurious little bits of gorgeous mill-dyed felted wools! Lovingly dyed in Ohio, USA, we found these awesome little packs of coordinating wools to back your pin cushions and ornaments. But what about lining your sewing cases or needle books? Accenting the fronts of your stitched cushions, or your punch needle pieces? You can even line little boxes and trays with bits of these before you perch a cushion in there... or even cut them into strips and use them like ribbon to garnish! (and of course... good 'ol wool applique works too!!!) Strawberry tops for the Erica Michaels stitched berries?

    Anyway... each LIMITED-Edition-for-the-season packet contains 8 different 6 x 13-inch cuts of INTOXICATING textures, weaves, colors, patterns and sometime weights of GORGEOUS wools that all seem to 'play well in the same sandbox together!' Then, to top that off... they've given the little collective bundles cute names... so you gotta have them ALL! I've tried to take pics for you - close up - so you can see the gorgeous 'fabrics' in each bundle. I have absolutely no idea how you will choose your favorites - I bought 'em all, so I didn't have to decide!

    The Gypsy Sit Upon - click for more The Gypsy Sit Upon
    We think these are the COOLEST things! We haven't had them in stock for a few years, but found them again at Market! They are soft plastic pillows - 12 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches thick - designed to make you more comfortable when sitting for long periods (or short, for that matter!). Place one *behind your back* - upper or lower - which ever feels best for you. Then sit comfortably while stitching, quilting, reading, driving, surfing the net... whatever!

    Softly inflated flexible disc (deep purple) prevents fatigue and reduces pressure on the tailbone. Helps relieve lower back pain, strengthens core muscles, and improves blood circulation. Nubby texture (see the little nibs all over one side???) allows cooling air flow and promotes improved blood circulation. Durable purple rubberized material remains soft and pliable... 'One Size Fits All!' Comes already inflated, will not deflate.

    Handmade Primitive Girl Cushion - click for more Handmade Owl Cushion - click for more Handmade Penguin Cushion - click for more Handmade Piglet Cushion - click for more Handmade Cupcake Cushion - click for more
    An Invasion of Pin Cushions!
    Oh my gosh, we are overwhelmed with CHARM around here! It's hard not to fall in love with all these little hand-made cuties! Our Primitive Girls are wearing a ribbon that says PINS (even though some look like PMS! - which might be appropriate too!). The cupcakes are topped with beaded and pearl sprinkles... the owls have the cutest little wooly feathers, the penguins have nice fat little behinds, and the piglets --with their pointed ears and curly little tails - are just the best peeking out from everywhere!

    Each cushion is hand-made of various fabrics and embellishments. All (except the cupcakes) are filled with sand so they are 'heavy' to your hand. They nestle perfectly where-ever you set them. The cupcakes are in actual silicone baking cups and are a little lighter in weight, as they are filled with poly-fil. Asst fabrics and colors, we'll try not to choose duplicates in any style for you!
    NOTE! When you click through to Gadgets page 2, you can click on each pinccushion image and see a much larger one that will show you the color and pattern variations on them.

    Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits
    Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits - click for more Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits - click for more Oh wow... these are so colorful and fun!!!!! By Local Farm Girl, these are complete kits to construct these darling donut-sized felted wool pin cushions.

    Packaged in a little cardboard berry box, you get the wools for the cushion top, base, and circles, needles of various sizes, hand-dyed wool threads for the stitching, two wool covered buttons (with a coordinating/contrasting button on the bottom side), even the printed freezer paper with templates on it, and iron-on stabilizer for those topping circles... AND 3/4 C of crushed walnut shells for filler! (whew!)

    Four different colorways, choose between a restful red and gray combo, the vibrant gold and pumpkin with mossy green, the deep purple eggplant with aqua accents, or that yummy lime one with bright pink and a little soft gray!

    Classic Button & Needle Necklace - click for more Classic Button & Needle Necklace - click for more Classic Button & Needle Necklace
    Oh... I saw these and HAD to HAVE them... this is a 2-1/2 inch round Mexican Pewter round button, and that needle tied on top (it can slide out if you want it to) is 3-1/4 inches long! Featuring a leather necklace cord, which can be adjusted for length... this is a charming piece of jewelry for anyone who does sewing or needlework of any kind!

    Extremely limited in availability, I brought some home from a show I attended, and am not sure I will be able to get more. So bright, smooth, pretty and CLASSY, such clean lines, it's a real statement piece!

    Presenting Christmas 2019 - The Mill Hill Way!
    Look at the new things coming for this season - Super cute and fun!
    The Snow Globes 2019 Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
    Snow Globes from Mill Hill
    These are the small 3 x 3-ish inch kits that make perfect tree ornaments. This season we're getting a set of mini snow-globes! I'm not sure which one is the cutest!
    Presented as the complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart, needles, floss, Mill Hill beads and a little charm. They will be awesome on your tree!!!

    Pampas, Andes, Amazon Santas - The 2019 South American Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The Annual Santa Collection for 2019 - South American Santas from Mill Hill
    This is our 21st Annual Set of these!!!!! (That means we now have 63 different International and Sporting Santas!) Every year, we are treated to these paper ornaments that finish approx 3 x 4 inches each. Santa-all-during-the-year! Each kit comes with the 14ct perforated paper, DMC floss and a few Mill Hill beads. If you notice... they all have loopy or fringey beards!

    Anyway, these are always fun on your tree because they are lightweight and colorful. Nice to make as gifts for someone who's traveled to the places featured throughout the years or loves the various hobbies of Santa. All the other 20 years of ornaments are still available, and we have them ALL! (We have an Amazon Santa this year... only he isn't holding a shopping box or have a drone flying overhead!)

    Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill
    For 2019 we have a set of 26 mini-ornaments that are perfect to make into an Advent Calendar or use to decorate a wreath. Finishing only 1-1/2 inches square... each of the three kits contains either 8 or 9 mini designs. Based on the size of the designs, we think these would be PERFECT for young or beginning stitchers. Lots of design options in each kit... lots of individual projects... lots of bang for your buck!

    Presenting a Tantalizing Collection of Samplers from Heart's Ease Examplar Workes!
    Needle Artist Theresa Baird has been designing spectacular samplers and sewing baskets sets for a number of years, but finally exhibited at Market this Spring! We have so many lovely things from her - all offered in chart format. She lives in Delaware, so a lot of her designs feature motifs and the history of her area.
    I cannot begin to describe these designs in detail to you... they are all exquisite... and I hope you can see that from the pics! Everything is coded for silks, DMC or hand-dyed flosses, so you have quite a few thread choices, and of course fabric choices as well! The instructions are EXTENSIVE - with MULTIPLE pictures of the actual stitched pieces inside, as well at lay-out design. Just gorgeous things...
    Cottage by the Sea Sampler from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more Cottage by the Sea Sewing Set from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more A Delaware Inspiration from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more
    • Cottage by the Sea Sampler finishes approx 19 inches square on 36ct. But oh, to live in a rose covered cottage on a hill overlooking the sea, Where I'd patiently watch the tall ships sailing by 'till my love returns safely to me Such a charming scene...!
    • Cottage by the Sea Sewing Set This little sewing set of smalls that companions it is delightful! It needs a 1/2 yard cut of linen, and features a Huswif that opens to reveal a petite scissor sheath with fob, needle book and pin cushion, a stacking set of 3 pin cushions, a thread/tool case; a ruler and a scissor sheath that holds a 3-1/2 embroidery scissors with fob. There are a few specialty stitches in all of this - but all are diagrammed in the 42 pages of instructions!
    • A Delaware Inspiration finishes approx 13 x 18 on 36ct. Silks or DMC, tons of special stitches featured in the sampler... this is a neat remembrance piece! This work I leave to those I love, when I have flown to worlds above, Where all my sorrows will be o'er, Where loved ones meet to part no more.

    English Tapestry Needles by Scarlet Today -- click to see more
    English Tapestry Needles from Scarlet Today
    Another brand option in needles... these are *High Quality English Needles* by Scarlet Today.

    If you look at her logo... you'll see Carol Burnett's famous Scarlet O'Hara coming down the stairs with her curtain rod dress - you know - 'the one she saw in the window, and just had to have!'

    The 8 needles come packaged in a very unpolitically correct package these days as well - a MATCHBOOK sleeve! Super fun, and of course, functional!!! Offered in sizes 20, 22, 24 and 26, and a mixed set - 2 of each size.

    Annual 2019 Santa from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
    Presenting Annual 2019 Santa
    from The Prairie Schooler
    Even though Pam and Nancy have stopped designing their leaflets, they do design our favored Santas every year! This marks the 36th year! Same format, size colors and size... after 36 years, you know the drill.

    MOST of the other Santas have been re-printed into leaflets of 4 assorted years... we have everything available that is currently in print... it is all pictured on our PS page and organized for you!

    QUEEN and BEE by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more QUEEN * BEE from Rovaris of Italy
    By Rovaris, we have two more of their fun words to stitch - Queen and Bee. Presented in two different charts, both have bees and crowns in them... they'd actually make a cute pair of stuffed pillows. Each is worked on 32ct natural linen with DMC... Bee is 132 x 48, Queen is 167 x 53.

    Each chart comes with a bit of the cotton lace you see dividing the stitching from the finishing fabric, as well a crown or bee charm. Just black, white, golds and browns... they won't take much time to stitch but will make quite the statement on your windowsill, or nestled in that big ol' basket of seasonal pin cushions (you're working on!)

    Mill Hill 2019 Winter Holiday and Button & Bead Kits!
    Always fun when these are released... Mill Hill kits are always complete kits of chart, perforated paper (14ct), DMC flosses, needles and of course, Mill Hill Treasures or glass beads! The smaller ones make great ornaments, small and lightweight, they really glisten on your tree if they are near a twinkle light. The larger ones make fun doorknob and kitchen cabinet pull hangers. Frame them and put them on an easel, block them for a door stopper!
    Mill Hill 2019 Winter Holiday Button & Bead Kits - click for more
    Buttons & Beads - Two snowman designs... and Llamas! What's up with Llamas this year? They're super festive and cute, decked out for the Holidays! There is a beautiful winter moon over a sleepy village, a pretty package, and a newspaper printer to add to your stitched Christmas Village. Finishing approx 5 x 5.

    Smaller Winter Holiday 2019 Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
    The Smaller Winter Holiday 2019 Series from Mill Hill
    The smaller kits... these all finish about 3 x 3. These make great ornaments. Small and lightweight, they really glisten on your tree if they are near a twinkle light. Magnets are included with the complete kits... in case your refrigerator door is too empty!

    Whale Watch from Chessie & Me Whale Watch
    from Chessie & Me
    Chessie & Me's newest semi-annual kit is here. We brought it home from market last month, but needed to wait till a thread shortage was corrected to share it! Linda's charming flag waving from the skinny white house on the edge of the shore... gotta love that little whale out there!

    Her complete kit comes with Silk Weaver's 36ct Cider Linen and luscious hand-dyed silks by Gloriana. Denim and Navy blues, an olive green, cream and a gorgeous, brilliant, true red, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 4 inches in size. This joins Linda's serious set of small cushion kits... I think we have 15 so far!
    The Christmas Tree #1614 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' To The Beach  #1811 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Squirrels #1601 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Christmas Workshop #1416 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The'
    Lots of New Designs from Une Croix, le temps d' un The'
    Oh golly, I didn't take French in school... I can't pronounce this designer's company name... but I LOVE their designs! Over the years, we have had this little tree in the shop, and while I was in France last year... I personally bought that little squirrel pattern in a local needlework shop. So... I asked our distributor to find her... and look what we now have!!! 10 beautiful charming charts by Jennifer Lentini... I still can't read them, but they are coded in the *UNIVERSAL STITCHING LANGUAGE OF DMC!!!* (Life is good!) Choose any fabrics you like - you'll be able to tell color from the chart covers... maybe add some beads or fuzzy threads from your stash... you decide! I just LOVE them all!!! Each is presented in chart format, super-clear charting with red markings on the charts for any backstitches or stitch detailing. Click the pics to see the rest!
    • The Christmas Tree #1614 - 145 x 133 In stitch count... you could add beads for snow...
    • To The Beach #1811 - 168 x 60 - What a darling surfer-van, and the little stick people are just the coolest! This one has a second, companion design in here... they are holding their boards!
    • Squirrels #1601 - 161 x 105 - A mom and her babies! They're taking berries off the bushes. Can you see the smaller part in the top right corner? It's only 30 x 70 - so it'd make a pretty pin cushion or a pair of little ornaments!!!
    • Christmas Workshop #1416 - This is a little needlework sampler! 5 Sections, the whole thing is 213 x 131... but each of the smaller sections can be stitched by itself. There is a stack of thread spools, a beautiful stitching basket, and a darling little clothesline of hanging scissors and buttons!
      See? I told you these were enchanting!!!
    Bring On The Beads Fob and Sewing Case from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view
    Bring On The Beads Fob and Sewing Case from Fern Ridge Collections
    This is a beautifully colored set full metallic frosted beads, and golden/mossy fabrics. Pat and Peggy made a pocket in the sewing case and actually have included a 6-compartment plastic bead case in the kit! Just funky swirls and jagged beads everywhere, I love the frosted teals, purples and brick reds in here... Fob finishes approx 4-inches from top to bottom of fringe, and case is approx 3 x 4 when closed.

    Complete kits contain the charts, beads, threads, findings, linings, everything!

    Welcome the Snow from Blackberry Lane
    Welcome the Snow
    from Blackberry Lane
    Another darling design - two charts in this pack! Welcome the Snow is stitched on 36ct Picture This Plus's Twilight hand-dyed linen over TWO or ONE threads - you decide.

    One of the snowmen has bird feeders with several wrens and cardinals. The other has lots of sizes of snowflakes - over one, no birds. 25 Shades of DMC, they look the same at first glance, but have a lot of subtle design differences. Just the cutest!

    DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards - click to see more DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards
    Wow, we have these again! There is a very limited opportunity on these... we didn't get many! UPDATED to include the 35 new colors from last Fall... this is a comprehensive listing of DMC threads, the color numbers, and the listing of what color is manufactured in what weights of thread. (floss vs pearls 3, 5, 8 and 12.) It features pretty blocks of actual flosses all lined up in color family, so you can see how all the colors blend with each other. The varigated and metallics are also in here.

    Use this to reference colors, help choose colors for your projects, match label-less threads... all sorts of stuff! For years DMC wasn't manufacturing these cards - too labor-intensive I guess. All we were getting were printed cards - not the same as the REAL threads in there - so these are wonderful, and we're happy!

    See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Red -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Blue -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Green -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Purple -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Orange -  click for more
    See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more *See Your Stuff* - Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches
    WOW, these are awesome-turbo-super-nice heavy-duty plastic zippered pouches! Made from that heavy clear plastic you find on purses and backpacks, each is trimmed with VERY heavy-duty bright and cheerful polyester 'canvas' fabric.

    Our sets of three matching pieces measure 16 x 16, 12 x 13, and 6 x 8. The middle-size one holds a full-size Prairie Schooler leaflet! And the big one... wow! See? The big one at right is holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies!

    See Your Stuff - large bag containing 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies -  click for moreEach pouch is constructed the same way, except that the largest one features a top carrying strap. We have *6* different colorways to make your life more complicated, but we're happy anyway, because you will LOVE whatever color you choose!

    SEE YOUR STUFF in these... each top zipper is heavy-duty black... the sizes are nice and roomy, and because of the way they are sewn, they expand quite a way out. Very Nice for a lot of different uses!

    6 Different colors: I looked through our thread drawers to find close matches: Red matches DMC 321, Blue - 798, Green - (nothing! It's that awesome neon, but close to 906 and 907), Purple - 550, Yellow - 973 and Orange - 608.

    Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly - click to see more Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly, Too!
    More function from Shelly, these are 9-inch-ish square mats to hold threaded needles and beads. Sewn of pretty fabrics (you can't see that side, sorry!) Shelly has lined each with flannel. When not in use, fold this over to close - like a checkbook. You can see her labels in there - thread numbers on them - with the threaded needles. The flannel keeps the threads from falling out of the needles and tangling... and you get all your threaded needles sorted there... all ready for the next stitch!

    Great for beads as well... spill a few on here... they'll stay put while you're using them in your project. Such a simple idea that makes stitching life so much easier!!! We are expecting our Stitchy Shelly Stuff right at Market time in a couple of weeks... she's let me introduce her things early, and we're thrilled!

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