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Field Mouse Hollow from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Field Mouse Hollow from With Thy Needle - Due in the shop next week
Brenda Gervais has announced a new pattern with little witch mice in their garden of bittersweet. The big 'ol witch shoe might be the 'house' they are Trick-or-Treating!!! Finishing about 5-1/2 x 6-1/2, it'd make a cute hanging pillow over a doorknob somewhere.

It would also be cute perched as a cushion in that Halloween Candy Basket you might have already started! (You know the one where you buy the Halloween candy NOW, so you'll HAVE it to give away at Halloween... all you find in the trash are wrappers that nobody knows anything about!) The inference of mice in their candy might scare them away! This comes as a chart... hand-dyed flosses.

Festive Little Fobs #9 - Summer Garden Edition from Heartstring Samplery - click for more

Festive Little Fobs #8 - The Harvest Edition from Heartstring Samplery is here!
We love this continuing set of teeny-weeny smalls! All sorts of subjects, each chart in the set of 12 so far has had 9 designs that are less than 30 x 30 stitches in size.

Beth has finished all of them in various little shapes and used a million different trims by Lady Dot Creates to dress them up.

When we are finished... this set will have almost 100 different stitched bits! Americana, Bee Keepers, Seaside, Summer Garden, Woodland, Stitching, Spring & Valentine so far.

Glitter Village Series from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Coming Mid-October!
Country Cottage Needleworks Glitter Village Series

A new nine-part set by Nikki... each monthly chart measures 57 x 57 stitches; your complete sampler will measure 177 x 177. Stitched on 32ct Natural/Gold Belfast linen, using Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, you'll need a card of gold metallic thread as well for Nikki's special touches!
(Needed are 6 skeins of Bamboo, 2 of Four Leaf Clover, and 1 each of 8 others, plus the gold metallic -- we suggest one of the pretty Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braids that come in about 6 different shades of gold!!)

The charts will be cute finished like little easel stand-ups like in the pic -- if you are short on stitching time to make them all into one larger piece. We'll do a monthly chart automatic-ship beginning in October; large fabric cut and threads are optional!

Put On The Hat from Hands On Design - click to see more Put On The Hat from Hands On Design
The latest Flap Jack and Short Stack Pin Cushion set by Cathy Haberman... this is charming! The rectangular (Flap-Jack-shape?) cushion features only part of the main design than floats around the little 'Short-Stacked-Shape* drum cushion. Your chart includes both designs and the Lady Dot Velveteen finishing fabric shown on top of the drum. (You can use it to back the other cushion if you like.)

We have included the matching Lady Dot hand-dyed Chenille trim for the matching cushion (use it on either one) and little hand-made Just Another Button Company Toad, Bat and Pumpkin Pins -- so you have the entire coordinating set. Both charts, and trims and pics for everything!

Autumn Acres Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more
Autumn Acres Farm
from Hands On Design
The 3rd design in Cathy and Priscilla's seasonal FARM Chalk-Art-Inspired series... doesn't this look like the busiest morning at the Farmer's Market??? The scarecrow is all smiles as he guards the pumpkins, roosters are hanging pumpkin garland and there's Calvin the Cat hitching a ride in the truck!

Presented as a chart, the main piece measures 165 x 127 in stitch count, the matching sign is just 140 x 53.

MH21-1811 Snowman Greetings, MH21-1812 Royal Snowflake, MH21-1813 Icy Evergreen, MH21-1814 Christmas Poinsettia, MH21-1815 Midnight Snowfall, MH21-1816 Crimson Cardinal from Mill Hill - click for more
Little Beaded Holiday Ornaments from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has a new set of six 2 x 3 ornament designs that can be stitched individually or mounted together -- back to back! The cute snowman could pair with the cardinal... the poinsettia and tree together and then the two flakes!

Bright, pretty colors, these are offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart and needles, and all the necessary glass beads and DMC flosses. Always sparkly and colorful on your Christmas Tree!

Blackie & Punkin' from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Itty Bitty Here Fishy Fishy from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
Itty Bitty Here Fishy Fishy and Blackie & Punkin' from The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree has a few new designs... her little black Itty Bitty Kitty is always the favorite, so here is Miss *IBK* out in the pumpkin patch and taking a break to fish a little!

Blackie & Punkin' measures 48 x 48 in stitch count and comes as a half-sized chart, Yellow star flowers and orange glass paillette embellishments are provided. There is an alternate border chart included with this chart - a checkerboard that adds 4 stitches in each direction.

Itty Bitty Here Fishy Fishy comes as a small card chart with Sandy's cute little silver-tone fish bead. Measuring only 35 x 35... you won't need much DMC for either of these.
They join several other kitty designs by Sweetheart Tree.

Pumpkin Spice Everything from Scarlett House - click for more Pumpkin Spice Everything
from The Scarlett House
Tanya Brockmeyer has a new pin cushion design... this sends us right into Fall and Thanksgiving Season!!!

Finishing just 3 x 5-1/2 on 36ct Dirty Edinburgh Linen, and stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it is trimmed with Lady Dot's Jack-colored hand-dyed chenille trim. Makes me want to go downstairs and bake something that smells good!!!!

Little Penguin Cushions - click for more
Little Penguin Cushions
These are the cutest little guys! We have a very special family of hand-made cushions -- all of them are different from each other, but the same... just the same! They are all made of various black and white fabrics, stand approx 3 inches high, have about a 2-1/2 inch bottom and are filled with 8 ounces of sand for weight.

You can poke pins into them... seems cruel to me... but I think that's what they were born to do! We'll choose a cute one for you till they're gone... they are one-of-a-kinds!

The Nashville 2019 Needlework Market Cookbook - click to see more QUITE the Sneak Peek Here... The Nashville 2019 Needlework Market Cookbook!
Oh, here is something fun to pre-order now... and forget about till we send it in the mail in March of 2019!!! It's a cookbook full of recipes by the needlework shops and designers in our awesome little industry! The people putting on our annual wholesale buying market (takes place next March) are compiling a cookbook full of our favorite recipes! They are soliciting free charts and favorite recipes from all of us who are going to the show. Cookbooks will be $8 when we get them (at the show) next March!

I don't know who dreamed it up, but they are already promising stuff from Lady Dot Creates, Rosewood Manor, Shakespeare's Peddler, La-D-Da, Cherished Stitches and Accoutrement Designs, and it's only August! By the time we are finished with this, I imagine it'll be a goldmine of fun things! SO.... reserve yours NOW. We'll save your info, and send it right out when we get home from the show! Zip Zap! All you have to do is find someone to do the cooking for you!!!

The 2019 Limited Edition Gingher Eleonor Scissors and Shears!
Eleonor, the 2019 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more
Here are this year's special enameled-handle Gingher Scissors! A fun and light-shaded pattern this year, Gingher is presenting their 8-inch Dressmaker Shear, the 5-inch Sewing and the 4-inch Embroidery.

Super sturdy, dangerously sharp... you'll treasure your Ginghers for years to come!

Gloria in Excelsis from Erica Michaels - click for more Deck the Halls from Erica Michaels - click for more New Caroling Berries, Set 2 from Erica Michaels
Here are the third and fourth in Erica Michaels' series of pin-cushion/ornament designs that are all Christmas Carol themed. Deck the Halls and Angels We Have Heard on High are the featured songs this time around... you can stitch them into a strawberry-shaped ornament, or a rectangular-shaped pin cushion.

Monochromatics... you can see the design and finishing options in the pics. Presented as charts, there will be 4 more songs in the set that finishes in November.
(Our Auto-Ship for Caroling Berries began in July of 2019, has 4 shipments of 2 charts each, and is expected to finish in November of 2019.)

Sept Oct Shepherdess from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Nov Dec Shepherdess from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
The 12 Shepherdess Months from Tra La La
We have a 6-chart set of 4 x 4 monthly shepherdess squares by French Designer Tra La La. We've shown only September, October, November and December here... the rest of the 8 months are pictured when you click the colored Hot-Link above to our inside Tra La La page. Really a cute set, each one is a shepherdess/farm girl tending her sheep. Her outfits change (she has on a striped bathing suit in June and a little witch hat in October) as well as the landscape, vegetation and little garden critters.

Stitch counts for all are 61 x 61, so adjusting your fabric size will change finished size. Presented as 6 charts, 2 months each, we have bundled all 6 together as one set. Truthfully. I am afraid I will not be able to keep up with 'pieces and parts and missing months', and I know everyone will want complete sets... so complete sets it is! Charted for DMC, these are pretty straightforward!

Quaker Sewing Tray from Stacy Nash -- click to see more -- click to see more Berry Basket Sewing Tray from Stacy Nash -- click to see more -- click to see more Berry Basket Sewing Tray & Quaker Sewing Tray by Stacy Nash
Stacy Nash has two new designs that finish approx 3 x 6. She has presented them in small 3 x 6-ish inch black primitive trays... but doesn't give a supply source for the trays! So.... be on the lookout at some place like Hobby Lobby for a plain wooden finishing piece you can paint and wax... or redefine your finishing options.

Both of these designs feature companion pin wheel pokes and stuffed strawberries that are either crushed velvet or stitching on linen. The wheelies would be fun cushions, the berries already are, and if you left off the initials and corner festoons on the one, both tray designs could be cute little cushions as well. Just nice designs, they are coded for just a few shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- their Simply Wool would be a fun alternative, too! (just popped into my mind!)

Presenting 2018 Halloween Releases from Just Nan -- Due in the shop August 28th!
OH... nobody does Halloween like Nan! Everybody LOVES her colors, all the tiny critters and frightening creepies. Everything is so full of teeny details... every side of each cube and mouse is different... so here we go! Hazel FunWitch Mouse and Witching Hour Cube from Just Nan
  • Hazel FunWitch Mouse is cousin to Miss Witchy Mouse and Witchy's Sister Mouse! Hazel's goal is to ride so high she can sweep the stars from the sky! Her colorful dress features stars, spiders and a ghost pumpkin. She wears a purple hat trimmed with a swampy-colored green crystal and rides a broom of orange Weeks Dye Works Houndstooth hand-dyed wool!

    Stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast, she finishes just 2 inches tall -- stitched area is approx 2 x 3. When she isn't flying through the sky, she prefers to sit on her Witching Hour Cube. Her chart comes with hat, tail, beads and buttons, star sequins and broom wool. All you need to add is a bit of stuffing for her, and a toothpick for her broom handle!
    NOTE! Hazel FunWitch Mouse IS on our auto-ship program, the Cube is NOT.

  • Witching Hour Cube Wow... A companion to Nan's other stitched cubes, Witching Hour is charming and enchanting... the perfect spot to perch ANY of your Just Nan Witch Mice! In Nan's words: It's that eerie purple hour on Halloween eve when witches ride across the moon. All of the usual Halloween suspects turn out to watch on this moonlit cube: a wide-eyed owl, bats and cats, Mr bones in a witch hat, a ghost lingering in a tree, grinning jack-o-lanterns, spooky spiders and 2 little mice wearing their witch hats.

    Harvest Hoots Needle Slide from Just Nan Presented as a chart with embellishments and finishing instructions. Embellishments include midnight hex beads to dance around the base, a black satin witch on her broom that you attach to the moon, and 4 orange crystal beads to decorate the tops of the side seams. Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Peoria Purple linen with DMC and Week's flosses (Moss, Pepperoncini, Persimmon, Peoria Purple), the little cube finishes approx 1-1/2 x 2 inches! So cute, it's SCARY!

  • Harvest Hoots The newest little metal needle slide by Nan... it features 3 cute owls embellished with orange and purple swirly sequins.
    There is a magnet inside to grab your needles.

Jane's Joy - Holiday Joy from Carolyn Manning - click for more The Spooktacular Halloween Garden Labyrinth
from Carolyn Manning
Here is another big geometrically organized garden of little stitched bits and borders by Carolyn Manning. We have quite a few other designs by her that look summery, or quilt-y... this one definitely speaks Halloween! Measuring 207 x 207 in stitch count, it will finish approx 11-1/2 inches square on either 18 Aida or 36ct Linen, and is charted for 23 different shades of regular DMC floss.

Carolyn's designs are super fun to add beads and metallic threads to... especially THIS one! Look at all the fun stuff in here! The black cats (Wisper or Simply Wool?) are cute, the ghosts could be opalescent, moon -- gold metallic, beads everywhere in those geometric borders. All the cute tiny motifs arranged and bundled together really tease your eye and create a big and bold medley. It's just fun to stop and notice the small details in here! Offered as a leaflet.

#42 Angels from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #35 A Prairie Garden from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more A Prairie Garden and PGII from The Prairie Schooler
Oh... I remember these! Originally published in 1992 and 1999... between these two reprints, you have 24 of the same-sized stylized florals to mix and match as you wish! Each block measures 45 x 45 stitches... do 'em over one for 24 tiny pin cushions in a basket!

Join them in a long line to make one of those draft-stoppers for a windowsill. Make them into little individual stand-up blocks. ORRRRR... just get the charts, and enjoy looking at them once in a while... 'planning for the future!'

Not-so-Gruesome-Twosome from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
from Val's Stuff
What a cute pair of paper ornaments... these two finish approx 2 x 3 in size.

Val's kit comes with both charts, 14ct perforated paper for each, green pumpkin leaf wool, felt balls for eyes, and a length of green ribbon for the bow tie. Eyes, the candy corn nose and little star buttons are also included to make this happy-looking pair a delightful Halloween decoration.
Bat Kit Crazy from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more! I'm On Pins & Needles from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
Val *DUG UP (bwa-ha-ha-ha!)... as in 'un-earthed from her designer closet... a few more of these darling little Halloween designs! Supplies are limited!
  • Bat Kit Crazy - These are the CUTEST! Make this flying bat with wings stitched on perforated paper. You add his felt ball body and ball eyes... stitch on black eyes and some little clay fangs and he's finished! Charts for Going Batty, Bite Me and Just Batty are included in the kit.
    All you'll add are bits of floss from your stash. Kit contains the charts, paper, green or purple felt ball, matching green or purple week's felt to back your bat, his white eye balls, black button eyes, and fang buttons. He finishes approx 1-1/2 x 6 inches in size!
  • I'm On Pins & Needles - is a Limited Edition Kit. Finishing only 3 x 3 on the provided 14ct brown perforated paper, you get the clay eye and heart, glow-in-the-dark thread to wrap around his tummy, the stick pins, AND the cut of mangy greyed wool to cut out your very own little doll!!! So stink'in cute!!!! You'll need a bit of black floss for the straight stitches around him.

Limited Edition Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
Limited Edition Jeweled Magnets from Accoutrement Designs
Accoutrement Designs has several VERY LIMITED EDITION jeweled magnets -- I am not sure how long they will be available -- so darn cute! Each very heavy-duty metal piece is jeweled and enameled with all the right bright colors to make your favorite little 'personality.' They all measure approx 2 inches in size, and feature a strong rare-earth magnet on their back (works on the fridge) along with another magnet to let you attach it to things that are not magnetic -- like your stitching fabric or your pattern.

Use them as a needle minder, or stick them somewhere fun near your work area. Accoutrements warns that the magnets are super-strong and their fields can damage computer monitors, credit cards... all the normal things these neodymium magnets love to mess with! Very substantial and very FUN!

Limited Edition Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more Limited Edition Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
More Limited Edition Jeweled Magnets from Accoutrement Designs
Minnie, Mickey, and The Grinch... everybody recognizes these little guys! Again approx 2 x 2 in size, again the pair of powerful rare earth magnets on the backsides.
We also have a couple of sports team magnets... these won't last long, either!

The Haunted Mansion with Rooms 1 and 2 from Tiny Modernist - click to see more The Haunted Mansion by Tiny Modernist
This is a cute cut-away of quite the busy, haunted Halloween mansion! By Tiny Modernist, this first chart features the house outline, roof, moon, and everything going on in the yard. Each of the 6 rooms (that are blurred out in this pic to keep them a surprise!) is offered in a separate little chart (but those are ONLY $2 each!!!) The main house is worked on 32ct Haunted Linen by Picture This Plus. It finishes approx 10-1/2 x 14.

Each of the tiny room designs finishes approx 3 x 4, and they are all cute by themselves -- in case you don't want to stitch the whole house. I happen to know Room 1 is Dracula in his bedroom. Room 2 is Miss Witch -- she's cooking something green and bubbly! Room 3 Is The Library -- and it's haunted by a ghost! Room 4 Is Dr Frankenstein's lab. Room 5 Is the front porch, and Room 6 is the dining room -- complete with skeleton guests!
Main house chart along with Rooms 1 and 2 ship August 22nd. Rooms 3 and 4 ship Sept 19th and Room 5 and 6 ship Oct 17th. Might just be easiest to join our auto-ship for this. It is DARLING!!!!!!

Presenting a Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Part 8 of A Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more August -- A year of Animal Fun & Frolics! by Tiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist is 8 months into this delightful set of small monthly charts of baby animals. January has a sledding badger, Feb has giraffes in love. May features a honey bear and bees... June has a picnic-ing fox and squirrel pair. July's was the cutest with a flamingo and a crab... and here comes August -- with a beaver and little deer toasting marshmallows.

Each finishes just 4 x 4-ish.They can be stitched indivdually, or joined together inside her freebie border design. We offer an auto-ship on this series, so you can still join and catch-up on them. Just the cutest, we like the unusual animals she is featuring... super cute for a child's playroom!!!

Wee Santa 2018 from Heart in Hand - click for more Bird in Hand: Autumn from Heart in Hand - click for more Hocus Pocus Halloween from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Arrivals from Heart in Hand
Cecilia continues three of her collections of seasonal designs with these three individual small charts!
  • Wee Santa 2018 -- Every year we are treated to a new Santa design... this year, he has mixed his stripes and polka dots! Measuring 4 x 4 on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha Belfast Linen, he is colorful and rotund, and features a few short and thin winter friends. Stitched with DMC or hand-dyeds, the Wee Santa Collection has been around for years and years... always the small cards of super cute Santas! Chart comes with two snowflake button embellishments.
    (Note... this one is shown on our Wee Ones section.)
  • Bird in Hand: Autumn -- You can see this set of designs in the picture at the top of our Heart in Hand page. It is one of 7, actually, that all celebrate the seasons and holidays. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are together in a pillow or framed version. The fat little bird in here is decorated with a teeny white ghost, but Halloween is not the focus of this -- you see the squirrel, pumpkin, owl and leaves first. Finishing approx 4-1/4 on 28ct -- DMC and hand-dyeds, this is a nice set of designs. Chart comes with brass leaf charm.
  • Hocus Pocus Halloween -- What a cute Heartware Bowl Topper! Cecilia's hand-turned pottery bowl -- her Heartware (which is gorgeous by the way) -- is featured in the finishing treatment for this 2-3/4 inch round design. Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen, this calls for lots of DMC or hand-dyed threads. Finish it as a round ornament or pin cushion, or make it into the flat cover for that re-useable little Ort Bowl. The blocky pumpkin and the little ghost all nestled between blowing leaves... it's full of Autumn-y color!

Hocus Pocus Halloween from Heart in Hand - click for more Harvest on Dahlia Ridge
from Heart in Hand
This 4 x 4 design is super-rich with Autumn color. Stitched on 28ct Ale by Picture This Plus -- Weeks Cocoa Linen would be another stunning color of fabric for this, too. Both really highlight the bold hand-dyed flosses, and those big flowers just add to the dramatics!

Cecilia has included two small wooden pumpkin buttons, you see them in the grass. Shown in a frame, you could make this into a pin cushion pillow and embellish the edges with some dark-colored (we have several options that match the threads) mini-ball fringe trim -- that would be a bold finish for this cute design. Presented as a small chart with the buttons.

Heart's Content Armchair Pinpoke from Scattered Seed Samplers - click to see more Heart's Content Armchair Pinpoke from Scattered Seed Samplers
Scattered Seed Samplers has a new design that offers a neat finishing idea for some of the other charts-in-waiting in your stash! Designed to be a pin cushion to hang over the arm of your stitching chair, *Busy hands, happy heart* decorates one side, and *Hand and heart will never part* decorates the other.

Charted for only 4 colors of DMC -- 221, 3011, 3790 and 3799, you'll need to choose cushion finishing fabric (and maybe change floss colors) to match your furniture. Simple finishing instructions are included with the chart for the 4-1/2 x 12 overall project. It would make a really nice gift for a stitching friend, and maybe a super-cool finishing idea for a smaller pin cushion exchange thing! (Wouldn't some small Lizzie Kate or Just Nan designs be cute on this??? If you are super-gifted you could even make a pocket on one side of this for scissors!)

Loose Feathers #8 -- The Summer Beaming Forth from Blackbird - click for more
The Summer Beaming Forth
from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird's eighth installment of their Loose Feathers 'For The Birds' series is here. A pretty golden house with pastel pink and buttercreme flowers in the garden... the bluebirds stand out in soft contrast.

Finishing 5 x 5 on 36ct Oaken by Picture This Plus, it is worked with the same color palette as the rest of the designs in this series. Offered as a small chart.
Mill Hill Fall 2018 STICKS Kits - For Any Season - click for more
STICKS -- For Any Season from Mill Hill
Four new 7 x 7 designs, these are presented on 14ct perforated paper and use only a minimal amount of bead embellishment.

So full of personality and bright colors, Dogs Smile and Without a Cat make ME smile, and I don't even have a tail! Be Sweet and Make Things Grow will brighten any place they hang. Wood frames are offered separately.

Fragments in Time 2018 #5 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #6 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #7 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #8 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
Fragments in Time 2018 from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has finished her 4th annual set of Fragments in Time designs. These for 2018 celebrated sampler cartouches. A gorgeous color palette this year, each of the eight small card designs has been finished into a pin cushion trimmed with Lady Dot's chenille trim and backed with her matching hand-dyed velveteen.

Yummy colors of Ribbon Red, Aged Pewter, Toffee, Currant, Mint Julep and Antique Rose, this is a charming collection of small designs. Beth Ann has a complimentary border design available to join them all together in one framed piece as an alternative finishing treatment. We still have her other three years of Fragments in Time available... enjoy the browse farther down on her page!

Push Light Magnifier - click for more Push Light Magnifier - click for more
Push Light Magnifier
Oh this is cool and very handy little thing! This is a LED-lighted personal magnifier. Simply press down on the metal rim, and inside... it lights up... to magnify your viewing field 5 times the size! PERFECT to see needlework stitches, fabric threads, needlepoint stitch details, a stubborn knot... your instructions, a needle's eye, a sliver... ANYTHING you can't see right now! It is designed to sit on top of your project or paper, but you can hold it in your hand as well.

REALLY REALLY NICE! It comes with a very stiff microfibre zip-closure protective carrying case, and a microfibre lens cleaning cloth (because my hubby turned mine off by pressing on the lens instead of the ring and leaving a nice big fingerprint!). It automatically turns off after 10 minutes in case you forgot about it... it's just the most wonderful thing for seeing stitch detail! Weighing less than 8 ounces, it measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and stands1-3/4 inches tall.

Thanksgiving Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Thanksgiving Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler has a new piece that celebrates Thanksgiving. A pair of gorgeous motifs -- the turkey and cornucopia both stitched over one thread -- are stunning. The basket at the top of the piece is nothing to ignore either! *The year has turned it's circle, the seasons come and go. The harvest all is gathered in and chilly north winds blow. Orchards have shared their treasures, the fields their yellow strain. So open wide the doorway Thanksgiving comes again.*

Finishing 4-1/2 x 14 on 28ct Clay linen, this is loaded with specialty stitches all worked with numerous solid and hand-dyed silks and garnished with cream and gold glass beads. They have beautiful stitch diagrams and charts in here, along with some great close-up stitching pics... stitch just a few parts or the entire sampler.

Sunflower Street from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Sunflower Cottage from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Sunflower Cottage and Sunflower Street
from The Victoria Sampler
This is a pretty summertime sampler design. Presented TWO different ways... the stitched piece is the same for both, but VS has offered the PILLOW with sunflower hardanger and sunflower finishing as an alternative option to the framed piece.

Notice COTTAGE is the PILLOW finishing; STREET is the FRAMED version. Finishing 4-1/2 x 7 on 28ct Ice Blue Linen, the sunflowers all feature silk ribbon embroidery. Lots of fun specialty stitches... a little cut and drawn thread work. COTTAGE is the complete kit of linen and ALL the finishing materials. STREET is the sampler with silk thread packet.

XS174 Two Lamb's Tails from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS341 American Primitives from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS116 Harvest at the Mill from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS 190 Season's Greetings from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter -- 4 New Charts from Teresa Kogut
  • Two Lamb's Tails -- This is stitched on Week's Dye Works Tin Roof Linen. It is completely covered, so you can probably get away with changing fabrics if you desire -- as none of it will show anyway! With a solid stitch count of 200 x 104, this will finish a generous 12-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 32ct. The background is all Swamp Water... the sheep are Oak, and the flowers are Red Rocls. Gorgeous colors... just lots of stitches!!!
  • American Primitives -- This is a fun design to celebrate Summertime... Uncle Sam in his finery, another piece that is entirely covered in stitching... another chance to change your fabric 'safely' if you want! Finishing approx 5 x 7 on 35ct, beautiful colors of DMC and Weeks.
  • 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!
  • 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!
PN180 Santa Knows from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
Santa Knows
from Teresa Kogut
Teresa Kogut has a delightful new Punch Needle design that is aimed straight at all of us WOOL LOVERS! *Santa knows your heart that's true... so he's bringing wool for you!*

What a fun decoration for a wool applique nut, or a knitter or a spinner. Presented as a line drawing to be transferred onto the provided weaver's cloth, this is punched with a #3 needle using Weeks and DMC flosses. It finishes approx 6-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. 4 New Cross Stitch charts as well... more fun things to add to your stash! (Remember, please, that the Punch Needle designs are grouped together on the bottom half of her page.)

CS241 Basketful of Autumn Time from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS240 Bittersweet & Broomsticks from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS239 Autumn in Baltimore from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Autumn and Halloween are on their Way from With Thy Needle & Thread!
CS242 The Cat & the Moon from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more They're here! They are all charts... here's the scoop!!!!
  • Basketful of Autumn Time -- This is the 3rd of a 4-part series. 93 x 83 In stitch count, preferred fabric is Summer Khaki, which comes in lots of different counts. There are a few over-one stitches in the Jack-o-lantern faces, and all is worked with hand-dyeds. No houses in the basket this time around... just that pile of pumpkins!
  • Bittersweet & Broomsticks -- 115 x 90, Super-cute! The golden color of the fabric highlights the flosses nicely on this... but something mangy and gray might be fun too!
  • Autumn in Baltimore -- The 3rd in this series, this time, you are seeing it stitched over one thread on 28ct Mushroom Lugana. Pin cushion, basket wrapper and even a little wool pumpkin, this all fits into a 5 x 3-1/2 x 2 oval paper mache box! Lots of stitching options with this one, each of the quilt motifs would make pretty little cushions and smalls...
  • The Cat & the Moon -- The 3rd small peat pot design, this makes a cute 52 x 53 pin cushion if you don't want the pot and ruffle finishing option. Notice how she's stitched the cat's face vertically so the thread variations are not horizontal??? I think it makes him look more 'vintage.'

Painted Threads from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Growing Love from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Common Thread Stitcher's Mat from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more
Painted Threads, Growing Love & Common Thread Stitcher's Mat from Threadwork Primitives
Here are three designs by Threadwork Primitives that are not new... but we have finally organized them together for you! All presented as charts, everything uses hand-dyed flosses and various neutral shades of hand-dyed linens.
  • Painted Threads finishes 7 x 4-1/4 on 36ct. Just 7 colors on here... really sweet. The center floral urn would make a stunning pin cushion -- it's only 40 x 40!
  • Growing Love finishes 6 x 8. Inspired by an antique oval needlebook, the design shape lends itself to that treatment -- pretty and unique.
  • Common Thread Stitcher's Mat is a really neat finishing idea. A petite 6-1/2 x 9, what a fun place to park you needles and place your scissors. Finish it with antique fabric on the back, and roll it up... can you see the velvet pin cushion in the pic? Tuck that inside, wrap the stitching around it, and tie it all closed with that gorgeous rayon ribbon! (Lady Dot dyes gorgeous velveteen... and Shepherd's Bush hand-dyes ribbon like this.... choose a piece of velvet and a length of ribbon, and match your mat fabric and threads to it! YUM!)

Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has done a half-sized Christmas Scene, and finished it into a drum-shape just for fun! Measuring less than half the size of their huge Christmas Scenes, this finishes 14-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32ct. You can frame it, or roll it into the round shape and make a 4 x 6 giant pin cushion! Stitched with hand-dyed or DMC flosses, it is super-cute! Santa is flying through they sky behind his team of reindeer... so those little ones down below better get home to bed soon!!!! He's on his way!

Presented as the chart, the JABCO button embellishments are offered separately -- HOWEVER -- it is confusing. The button pack contains the snowmen, moon and star for the framed piece as well as the Santa face button you see on top of the drum. THEN, when they sent us the model, they had a set of JABCO Pin Mini's stuck in the top of the drum -- and they are a miniature matching Santa face, peppermint and holly leaf. You'll need the *pins* only if you finish this into the drum shape. For a limited time, we have a few finishing kits that contain their red finishing fabric, cord, finishing buttons and stiffener.

Antique Scissors and Spools from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Antique Scissors and Spools
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here's a cute little design that appeals to every stitcher! Especially the scissor-hoarders! Stitch count is 80 x 90. Choose any fabric you want, and any color thread you want!

Theresa had some old lace, she added that... she says *do whatever you want!!!* Add a pocket to it somewhere to hold scissors... add some fun trim on the edges... make matching cushions for all your stitch buddies... anything! Offered as a chart.

Le Needle Bird - click for more Le Needle Bird
This is a fun little gadget... it's a needle threader with a thread cutter. Just the sweetest little wisp of a thing, it measures only 2 inches and only about 1/8 an inch thick, so it'll fit into bitty sewing cases and our Needle Safes.

Flip up the plastic guard over the beak -- there is a threader there! It features a notch that will grab your thread before you pull it back out. Then, you even have a recessed blade there to cut your thread if you need it. Just small and fun, they come in assorted pastel colors. Get 6 and we'll toss in a 7th for FREE!

Needle Beetles - click for more Needle Beetles
Well, these are the COOLEST little lighted needle threaders! A little 1-3/4 x 1/2 inch Needle Beetle fits right into your hand... it features a retractable wire needle threader that lights up!

See the colored dot? Push it forward... out comes the wire, on comes the light for easy threading. There is even a tiny slit on the right side with
a recessed blade to cut thread!Needle Beetles - click for more There is a lanyard hole to attach your beetle to something.

Because the threader retracts, it is protected from damage. There are finger grips on that little button and the bottom of the beetle... and the battery lasts for up to 3000 threadings!!!!! Absolutely the cutest things... and super-functional!!! Available in yellow, green or red... because beetles come in all those colors!
NOTE: These little guys are 1/2 an inch thick so have to be postmarked at 'package rate.' We're happy to send you just one Beetle, but suggest you piggy back her with something else to save on shipping costs.

Halloween March from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view Halloween March from Teresa Kogut
This is the cutest!!!!! Teresa Kogut has a new chart that is so colorful and charming with an old-fashioned personality. Solid stitching on 35ct linen (18 Aida would work too especially since you are covering all your fabric with stitching) this finishes about 8-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches.

The background calls for Weeks Dye Works Onyx hand-dyed floss -- 2 skeins, but the rest takes a whopping 31 shades of regular DMC floss! The chart is a little involved because all that color shading is CHARTED -- there are no other hand-dyeds in there to do the work for you! Anyway, I love it!!!

Portuguese Bird Sampler from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Portuguese Bird Sampler
from Barbara Ana
Love, Love the colors in this! *Tell me ye knowing and discerning few, where I may find a friend both firm and true. Who dares stand by me when in deep distress and then his love and friendship most express.*

Quite large, the stitch count on this is 275 x 335 -- so it finishes almost 14 x 16 on 40ct, and would be 17 x 21 on 32. I guess you could leave off a band or two, but everything is so pretty on here, I don't know what you'd want to leave off!!! Fun to add Satins on the border acorns... you could always do Rice Stitches for the lettering. Charted for regular stitches with 22 shades of regular DMC floss, on white.

JCS 2018 Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue - click to see more
The Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue
For the zillionth year in a row, here is the annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine's Christmas Ornament Issue. Shipping to us August 31st, we're taking reservations now. 65 Charts of ornaments from varied designers, some are exceptional, some are collectable, and some are truthfully not as great as the rest. (But you know, when they're on your tree at Christmas -- they all shine like a bride!)

JCS has a DVD of previous year's magazine editions -- all PDF's -- all searchable -- a totally great deal! Check that out as well.

The 2018 Collector's Halloween Just Cross Stitch Issue - click to see more
The 2018 Collector's Halloween Just Cross Stitch Issue
It's here... this year's presentation by Just Cross Stitch Magazine of 64 Halloween projects. There is a Ghoul Bus in here, a plate full of spiders and bugs that says *Snack Time*... and even Ghouls and Boos signs!

From small all the way to super-intricate designs, everything is Halloween related and lots of them are super-cute. Nice, large pics of each and clear charts... a pretty good deal of 64 charts for $9.99! Available till they sell out -- probably right after Halloween this year.

Stage Fright from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Joyous Offering from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Bee Grateful from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
Three New Punch Needle Designs from Threads That Bind
Punch Needle is totally different than Cross Stitch... it produces pieces that look like miniature hooked rugs. We have an in-shop demo gal, but U-Tube can also offer good instruction for this. Designs are printed as line drawing on Weaver's cloth -- a muslin that has synthetic in it for strength. You need a super-tight-holding hoop (which we have) and the special needles (which we also have), and all you do is poke the needle up and down into your fabric to make the bitty loops of thread.

Threads That Bind has tons of charming designs... these are three of her newest! Stage Fright finishes approx 5-1/2 x 5-1/2, Joyous Offering is 5-1/4 x 5-3/4, and Bee Grateful is 6 x 9.

A Visit From St Nick Kits MH171831 thru MH171834 from Mill Hill - click for more
A Visit From St Nick Kits from Mill Hill
Mill Hill is debuting a quartet of designs all stitched on 16ct Aida and garnished with their beads!
Describing each design --
  • The Stockings Were Hung on the chimney with care...
  • as The Children Were Nestled in their beds.
  • A Jolly Old Elf appeared and left gifts for all the good girls and boys.
  • Then as quick as St Nick appeared, he could be seen flying away saying To All a Good Night!
You can follow the favorite poem with each of these! Offered as complete kits of the 16ct Aida and Mill Hill beads, each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square -- the same size as the regular Mill Hill Button & Bead Kits.
Bohin SN29 Gold Preemie
2-5/8 Preemie Scissors by Bohin
Directly from France, we have these delightful little shiny gold scissors that are a teeny 2-5/8 inch in size. A petite size, these have a fairly sharp point, and I think a very slightly serrated blade. Serration -- that is the texturing on the blades -- like a ripply tomato or steak knife. It holds your thread in place better so when you cut; it's clean. (Your thread hasn't slid on the scissor blade and given you a frayed cut.)

The gold on these looks elegant... they are NOT a 'cheapie looking' pair of scissors!!! Very Nice!

Our new Flax
New Arrivals in FLAX! The Fall Neutrals Two Collection
We have just a smattering of some pretty FLAX tops in -- two delicious styles of Tunics in four mouthwatering colors!!! We ordered some black pants and white tanks in this collection, but the main pieces are the two tops in the pics.

Gorgeous colors and really nice sleeve lengths and necklines; wear the Vintage shirt one open or closed, wear them with skirts or leggings or just jeans!

Blue Skin from Plum Street Samplers Merfolks' Eden from Plum Street Samplers Noah's Ark IV from Plum Street Samplers Cow Pile from Plum Street Samplers Hen Peck from Plum Street Samplers Scary One -- Bowl Fill of Scaries from Plum Street Samplers
New Arrivalsfrom Plum Street Samplers
  • Blue Skin -- George Washington had two horses he used in battle; Blueskin and Nelson. Blueskin -- the more skittish of the two is featured in this design, and the tree they are standing under is George's legendary cherry tree. Paulette also left George out of uniform -- because he and Blueskin are now retired! 7-1/2 inches square on 32ct.
  • Merfolks' Eden -- Ms Paulette loves Adam and Eve samplers and Mermaids, so decided to join them in this fraktur-style piece. She's included a puffer fish, dolphins and narwals (I'm not at all sure what those are!!) and eels for the serpent in her underwater Garden of Eden. 162 x 111.
  • Noah's Ark IV -- Pandas and Parrots! Chart #4 of 6 in this set...
  • Cow Pile -- This is the 4th design in Paulette's Barnyard Friends collection -- which is totally NOT supposed to be a set of designs at all! So, if you like these little blessed bovines all stacked up -- get them NOW for your stash and stitch them later! 56 x 90.
  • Hen Peck -- The chicken pile! So darn cute... this measures 64 x 92 in size. This is the 6th design like this... wouldn't they be cute all nestled together in a pin-cushion bowl?
  • Scary One -- Bowl Fill of Scaries -- This was originally released as a kit as the first design of Paulette's Scary Serial Bowl Series. Life changed, and kits have not gone forward. The design is now being offered in chart format, with the rest of the Serial Bowls (at some point) being released in chart format as well.
Summer ABC'S from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more
Summer ABC'S
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needlework is continuing her tall and skinny alphabet samplers with Summer. (We have needleworker's and the seasons so far.)

The letters down the left-hand edge, a few selected words here and there with cute pictures to go with them, this makes a perfect decoration for a lonely, skinny wall somewhere!

Lemonade, Ice cream, watermelons and picnics, it finishes approx 2-1/2 x 19-1/2 on 32ct. Stitched with 9 shades of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses -- all of these in this set are really cute! Presented as a chart.

Farmhouse Christmas #6 Pinewood Farm from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Pinewood Farm
from Little House Needleworks
The next installment of Little House's Farmhouse Christmas is here! Chart #6 of 9... it features a little log cabin at the Tree Farm.

All individual charts, you can follow the design progression on our auto-page... stitch them all together, or make a set of ornaments!

The Laundry Company #3 -- Irony from Hands On Design - click to see more
The Laundry Company -- Irony
from Hands On Design
This is the third and final design in Cathy's Laundry Room trilogy of designs. *Irony -- The opposite of Wrinkly!* Absolutely the cutest set of designs... each one deals with the *Joys of Laundry!*

If you are lucky enough to be one of those that has a pretty laundry room -- these will add lots of charm for everyone to see. If you're like me... my laundry room is buried in my basement... you'll probably be the only one to enjoy these down there... but it's worth it! Each of the three designs comes as a single chart, each finishes approx 5 x 7 in size.

White Christmas Set 3 from Hands On Design - click to see more
More White Christmas Designs! from Hands On Design
Reindeer Games, North Pole Trading and Deer Tier are Hands On's final three designs in this set of 9 ornaments. Each offered in separate chart format, we now have the entire set available.

Stitched on Weeks Straw Linen (your choice of 30, 32, 35, 36 or 40ct!) the color palette is light and soft, and really shows up against the darker green of a Christmas tree. Finishing kits available for the ornaments as well... for a continued but limited time.

We are excited to bring you SIX designers this coming year for our Stitching Circle! Their EXCLUSIVE designs for The Silver Needle begin releasing this coming August!!! Delightful offerings every other month... till June of 2019... these ladies will do their best to design you something charming... and we'll do our best to kit it up for you and include a special, fun, bonus gift each time!
Cross stitch from Blackbird Designs Plum Street Samplers Heart In Hand designs from The Silver Needle Summer House Stitche Workes Samplers Not Forgotten logo
Reservations are open NOW for a few weeks till we are full... registering entitles you to all 6 kits. Each design will be a surprise, targeted pricing is between $38 and $50 each release. We're concentrating on pin cushion-type things... I've given the gals guidelines. Designs are not offered outside of our Circle Program. It's our 4th year to do this... we have loved every minute of it!

Past Designers (and their limited exclusives to us) Include:
Jeannette Douglas, Shepherd's Bush, La D Da, Chessie & Me, The Drawn Thread, Sam Sarah Studio, Scarlett House, Lizzie Kate, Blackbird Designs, Blackberry Lane, Heartstrings Samplery, Cross Eyed Cricket, Plum Street Samplers, Erica Michaels Designs, & Hands On Design -- a pretty good line-up I think!!!! (That's our resume!)
NOTE! Enrollment has completed for this year's Cricle. We have given you an option if you want to get on the waiting list.

Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler from Stitchy Box - click to see more Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler
from Stitchy Box
This is a previously out-of-print sampler that was part of Beatrix Potter's extensive personal sampler collection. At first I looked for Peter and Mrs Tiggywinkle, but then realized that they aren't here! This is simply a lovely Quaker sampler that you can stitch in any color combination you wish!

Measuring 301 x 271, it'll finish a mighty 18 x 19 on 32ct! You might want something smaller... or maybe stitch only some of the motifs??? (Look at that beautiful floral nosegay to the right of the Token of Love motif. It's only about 45 x 45... so VERY do-able... and pin-cushion perfect!) A pattern of a lovely piece from years and years ago!

March Hare Drum from Dames of the Needle - click for more Let Freedom Ring Drum & March Hare Drum
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle likes these little (2 x 4-ish) drum-shaped pin cushions -- she has several of them. Long and skinny designs, they are charming because your needlework wraps all around and they look good from several different angles. Get a cool candle stick or little stand to perch them on, and they are even neater! (The aisles at Hobby Lobby are a goldmine for cute needlework holders!)

The March Hare is on Weeks Guacamole -- which is GREEN! You can't tell that from this pic!
Anyway, when you are finished with the simple stitching on these... choose some pretty hand-dyed Weeks wool or Lady Dot Velveteen for the toppings, and then dress 'em up with cute clay pins from Jabco and Puntini! We have it ALL!  :)
Antique Sampler Fragment 1834 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more Band of Roses 1845 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more
Headmistress Samplers from Cross Stitch Antiques
These are two different sampler reproductions by Kathleen Littleton of Cross Stitch Antiques. (A very accomplished needle artist... between raising her 14 children, earning a law degree, and Masters degree in Theology, she designs samplers and runs an 1870's authentic general store in her hometown of Frankfort IL.) Presented in leaflet format, they are BEAUTIFUL! Coded for DMC floss, the colors  you see on the covers and on the original samplers look alike -- nothing has faded in her originals -- and she has kept the pretty colors in her reproductions.
  • Antique Sampler Fragment 1834 -- Finishes approx 5 x 11 on 36ct.  Since it is an actual fragment of the original piece, do you have the nerve to distress your linen like this?!
  • Band of Roses 1845 -- Finishes approx 17 inches square on 32ct.  The florals in this are stunning!!!  Think about little pin cushions -- maybe then you can stitch a little of this and pretend you can get the whole thing finished!!!!

Vintage Needle Sets M and N - click for more More Vintage Needles
These are small sets of ACTUAL VINTAGE needles IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGES. Little treasures gathered over the years by the Colonial Needle folks, each  needle package comes with a small tidbit of history about the company or it's trademarks. It seems that nobody can throw away needles... and over the past 250 years they've just been passing along their old stock to the new needle company owners.

Colonial Needle has a whole stash of these original needles in their original packages. They are so neat to use in needlework shadow box displays or inside sewing cases. Each set *M* or *N* comes with four 'brand new!' (but really old) individual packages of various needles -- some packs have 6 needles, others have more. They include Crewel, Chenille, Darners, Milliners, Betweens, Sharps and Harness. If you've purchased some from us before... check your stash... I think we had set *M* for a while last year. I just love the idea that these old needles can still find loving homes!!!

Fanie Pluye 1848 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Fanie Pluye 1848
from Reflets de Soie
Isn't this just gorgeous? An antique piece of needlework re-charted as close to its original colors as possible. Stitch this lovely basket by itself or with that awesome border!

Offered as a chart, we have the silks from Isabelle... enough to work this on 40ct. Such pretty pastels that are dusty and aged looking, this finishes approx 8 x 10... but if you do just the floral basket, it measures only 100 x 100 stitches, so you'd probably have enough silks to stitch it on a larger count. Another stunning one-of-a-kind piece, also charted for DMC.

Louise Lallier 1901 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Louise Lallier 1901 from Reflets de Soie
This sampler reproduction by Reflets de Soie is breathtaking! Presented as a chart... or chart with silks... it measures 312 x 412 in stitch count and is coded for DMC floss as well as the silk. I love the ornate floral border, the alphabet (letters are about 25 x 25) is 'pretty nice' too! Then there is all that lovely country scenery -- it is spectacular! Can you see the church, the country houses, the chickens... the donkey in the center talking to the little dog is so neat! He even has a basket of baguettes on his back!

I'd never in a million years get this whole thing stitched... but you could make those cottages (40 x 60-ish) into pin cushions, or the flower urns or even the chickens (60 x 70). The colors (we have the silks available) are bold and just dreamy... I just cannot tell you how lovely this piece is!!!!!

In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent from Needlework Press - click for more In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent
from Needlework Press
Here is a charming sampler by Needlework Press. It's long and thin, blocky and bold, and looks to be super easy to stitch. Stitched on 32ct Natural linen, it'll finish approx 25-1/2 x 6, and it'd make a really cool pillow on your couch!

Coded for DMC floss, just don't let any one SIT on this!!! The smaller take-out part of the design -- minus the alphabets finishes a mere 3 x 10! Presented as a leaflet.

Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas September Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas October Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas November Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas
Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas
Letters from Mom by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more But these can be Letters from ANYONE! Jeannette Douglas is beginning a lovely collection of small samplers -- all about 3 x 5-1/2 in size. They are sentiments inspired by thoughts she wanted to pass along to her daughter right after she left for school. The small samplers will surround this main center panel you see on the cover of the first design. Letters from Mom could read 'letters from Nana' or any other special someone you want to remember.

For the next 12 months, Jeannette will release small sampler charts 3 at a time -- something appropriate for its season -- with a bit of Cottage Garden hand-dyed thread included. You'll need the rest of the flosses from your stash. She's described each month's design thoughts in this main packet, and they are just heartwarming. You can finish this project by making this first design into a fabric envelope and storing all the mini-samplers inside the envelope, or join them all together in the lovely main sampler. Stitched on 36 Platinum Linen, the entire piece will measure 17 x 17. VERY pretty!Letters from Mom by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more

Jeannette Douglas's sampler 'letters' have begun!
September, October and November's 3 x 5 sampler charts are here. You can stitch them individually, or join them together in one main piece. 3 Samplers releasing at a time, each features special stitches and is worked assorted hand-dyed flosses. Each chart comes with some Cottage Garden hand-dyed thread as well -- I think you can see that color variation in some of the sampler borders.

The Summer 2018 Issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher -- Summer 2018 Issue
We always look forward to the quarterly releases of this magazine. A combination of 7 on-the-primitive-side cross stitch designs and 7 more punch needle projects, each page is beautifully prepared with great photographs, actual-sized patterns and templates of the designs.

Heavy, glossy paper, it is a delight to page through! We have several back issues still available in the shop. I hesitate to call this a 'magazine' really... it's much more like a permanent pattern book!

Stitching in the Garden from Blackberry Lane Presenting with Excitement: Stitching in the Garden!
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill designed us a SURPRISE companion pattern to her Circle of Friends design 'Alphabet Stitches' she did for us this past year! Same colors, same fabric, same size... we are so excited to present our Exclusive *Stitching in the Garden* chart by Marie! We can't believe she just 'whipped it up' for us, but she did!!! (If you were part of this last Circle -- you have Alphabet Stitches.)

Stitching in the Garden is offered as a chart -- it has a lovely Country French Girl surrounded by her border of violets. On the back of the cushion, her stitching basket is there... just a bit of gorgeous color to treat the backside of your cushion! Stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Wren linen with lots of hand-dyed flosses and a few DMC flosses, it finishes approx 4 x 4.
14th Edition of the Quilter's Travel Companion and Crafter's Guide - click to see more
Presenting the Quilter's Travel Companion & Crafters Guide, 15th Edition
The newest Mega-Directory has arrived -- it centers around Quilt shops, but actually encompasses TONS of related shops -- like The Silver Needle! Glossy, colorful pages -- 432 of them -- jammed with 1000's of ads for shops all across the US and Canada, there is also a very comprehensive section on Retreat Facilities!

Everything mapped out for each state, besides the yummy ads, there are listings of every single shop they could find in each state -- whether or not that shop purchased an ad in here -- so it is FULL of glorious information!!!! It is 8-1/2 x 11, and weighs 2-1/2 pounds!!!! It's a Road Trip Bible!
From Sea to Shining Sea Pincushion from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Flag Tag from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Home of the Brave Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
New Summer Offerings from Shepherd's Bush...
Tina and Teri are excited to release three designs that embrace flags and fireworks, (and bare feet, popsicles and sunshine!)
  • From Sea to Shining Sea Pincushion -- This is one of their 4 x 4 cushion designs offered in a kit format. A Zig-Zag flag and that sunshine... the sheep do not have on bare feet, and nobody is eating a popsicle... but it has flowers and green grass! 32ct Linen, silks and hand-dyed cottons, red polka dot backing fabric, buttons and hand-dyed chenille trim by Lady Dot.
  • Flag Tag -- A fun little flower basket waving a bitty flag, your kit comes with the chart, flosses, the perforated paper for stitching, and the striped backing paper... use this for a cute little plant poke!
  • Home of the Brave Kit -- Finishes into a 3 x 4 pin-cushion-sized piece... it'd be cute without the flag or the words too! Small kit comes with 32ct linen, chart, needle and flosses. A really GOOD beginner-level stitching project!

Mill Hill 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection - click for more
Presenting the 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection! from Mill Hill
Buttons & Beads
These are the favorite 5 x 5 designs stitched with DMC and beads on 14ct perforated paper. We stitch our shop models on 14/28ct fabric instead... but either way these are fun to work up, and super on eye-appeal! Complete kits contain the chart, paper, flosses, beads and a button.

Merry Little Christmas and Brightly Shining are a pair -- hang them side by side. Penguin friends are decorating their igloo... I LOVE that cabin-in-the-woods -- complete with happy snowman in the yard, and the ornament trio is glisteny and elegant. The Cobbler Shop is this year's installment to Mill Hill's village series, and it's cute.

Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits from Mill Hill
Here is the annual set of ornament designs -- these all finish approx 2 x 3 each.

Presented as small kits of 14ct perforated paper with beads and floss, they are a perfect tree ornament size, and since they are so lightweight, they hang perfectly where you put them on your branches.

The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill
Every year for the past 20 years now... we have been given a new set of paper Santas! These three are #58, 59 and 60 in the set!!!!! Celebrating our National Parks, they join the other 19 sets of Musical, Rocky Mountain, Caribbean, Seafaring... and all the rest!

Finishing approx 3 x 5 on the included perforated paper, they don't have lots of beading on them... more cross stitch. You HAVE to have them if you have ever vacationed in one of the parks... or if they kind of remind you of a man in your life!

Mittens Trilogy from Mill Hill - click for more Mittens Trilogy from Mill Hill
This is a set of three mittens stitched on 11ct Aida! Stitched with DMC floss and a few Mill Hill beads, these finish approx 4 x 5.

MH tells us that they are PERFECTLY sized to hold a gift card. Stitch a mitten for everyone in your family -- personalize it -- then each year, you can tuck a gift card in there... and they have to find their mitten on the tree! Complete kits of 11ct Aida, flosses, beads and chart.

Annual Santa for 2018 from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Presenting the 34th Annual Santa for 2018! from The Prairie Schooler
Just releasing... this happy trio is due in the shop any day! Same format as the other Santas dating back to 1984... same colors... same Prairie Schooler charm!

FYI: Several of the PS annual Santas are out of print as SINGLE card charts.
If you do NOT see the year you want in a reprinted leaflet, listed right below, we 'should' be able to still get it singly.
Here is the breakdown of what is available in the reprinted format -- leaflets of 3 Santas each.
Santas Revisited I -- Book #195 -- Contains 1990, 1994 and 2005.
Santas Revisited II -- Book #203 -- Contains 1984, 1989, and 1991. (1984 was the first year for the Annual Santas.)
Santas Revisited III -- Book #204 -- Contains 1987, 1993 and 1996.
Santas Revisited IV -- Book #205 -- Contains 1986, 1988 and 1992.
Santas Revisited V -- Book #206 -- Contains 1999, 2000 and 2015.
Santas Revisited VI -- Book #207 -- Contains 1995, 2003 and 2004.

Introducing Daisy Mouse on her Summer Mouse Garden Scissor Roll! from Just Nan
Daisy Mouse on her Summer Mouse Garden Scissor Roll from Just Nan Just Nan is announcing a new set of designs -- a series of scissor rolls called Mouse on a Roll -- and Daisy Mouse is the first!!!! Shipping the first week of June (that's like 3 weeks from now!), Daisy (approx 1-inch in size) is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Blush Linen. She is guardian of her Garden Roll (approx 10 inches long but only 2 inches high when rolled) that is stitched on Weeks 32ct Lilac Linen with DMC floss.

Darling, darling, darling, Daisy's garden scenes decorate the outside of her roll. There is a birdhouse scene surrounded by lavender flowers. Another scene features a hanging flower basket above her koi pond. There are sunflowers around a shiny glass gazing ball, and a blue pottery pot beneath her rose trellis. Tiny daisy chains separate the scenes which are grounded with bargello grass patterns. The scenes are embellished with white and lavender pearls and a gold lotus flower closure.

Inside, Nan says, 4 little helper mice are scurrying along the garden path to the scissor house -- a padded pocket for your 3-1/2 or 4-inch embroidery scissors. *Follow a mouse to the scissor house*! Daisy is adorned with flowers and a white daisy hat, she has a wired tail and is holding a miniature skein of floss!!!!!

Pattern comes with all the necessary embellishments -- overdyed sage green wool, her wired string tail, antique brass button mouse base, flower hat, beads, pearls and gold lotus bead -- along with the 8-page stitch guide with full assembly instructions. Fabrics and DMC offered separately.
WE WILL OFFER AN AUTO-SHIP for the rest of the Scissor Roll Houses in this series -- they will all release in 2019.

Leather Scissor Cases - click to see more
Leather Scissor Cases
We have some really nice, soft leather scissor cases to PROTECT your good scissors. From the DOVO people, their logo is not on these, but there is a *D* embossed on them... so if you are a Dana, Diane or Deanna -- it's your lucky day!

Anyway, one for 3-1/2 inch embroidery and another slightly larger one for the 4-inch styles, the entire scissor will fit in here and stay secure because of the snap closure. Our smaller leather sheaths are nice for scissors, but these are even better for travel, long term storage, or just good protection in a busy sewing box or needlework tote!

Fast Food from Madame Chantilly Fast Food from Madame Chantilly
This is the cutest thing! Those Spring Sheep are in a hurry to deliver the freshest carrots and herbs! Designed by Madame Chantilly, this measures 72 x 302 in stitch count -- so a whopping 19 x 4-1/2 on 32ct.

I think it needs to be in a nice, new, white kitchen... but it could be finished in a barn board frame and perched on a wooden shelf too... I love everything about it. Stitch just one or two sheep if you need your food faster, coded for 9 shades of DMC floss. Offered as a chart.

Olde Fashioned Safety Pins - click for more
Olde Fashioned Safety Pins
These are the coolest little safety pins -- they look antique to me! A 'Pear Shape' to them... they are a 'curiosity' to add to pin cushions and something unique to add to the inside of sewing cases.

Just 3/4 of an inch, each our assortments feature 2 each of 14 different colors and 4 each of black and bronze for a total of 36 little pins.

They're colorful, fun, different, and just plain NEAT! Loop a bit of ribbon or an old button on them, pin to a cushion... charming!

Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig
Peacock & Fig has an awesome collection of crowns and this jousting scenarios to celebrate family occasions!!! Joust Another Anniversary might be perfect for a couple you know! Presented as a chart, coded for DMC floss, it finishes approx 8 x 8 on 14ct.

Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday!
Well, that speaks volumes! Personalize it for *that special someone* or just make it as the Family Birthday Sign to display every day someone in the family has a birthday. 7 x 8-1/2 on 14/28ct... DMC, 4 different bead colors and gold metallic.

We also have a wedding piece (At least you're not forming a dynasty by marrying your cousin!) and a couple of Birth Announcements. Then we have the births of the Royal Highnesses, and The King and Queen. Really a delightful set of pattens, all are clear charts, and they'll make you smile!

Melody's Song from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
Melody's Song
from Silver Creek Samplers
Silver Creek Samplers has a new design... *On rocks beyond the sandy dune, a mermaid sings a winsome tune that drifts along the ocean breeze & puts my restless soul at ease.*

Quite the run-on-sentence... but that's OK! Finishes approx 8 x 8 on 32ct... coded for DMC or hand-dyeds... I need a beach house!!!!!

Apple Blossoms Sampler from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Sweet Violet from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Common Lilac from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
April Showers Bring New May Flowers
from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia Zittel has three new designs all presented in chart format with or without the necessary silk threads!
  • Apple Blossoms Sampler is gorgeous! Worked on 32ct Tumbleweed (a dusty green linen) it measures JUST 2-1/2 x 12 inches in size. It's NOT large!!! The bird in the tree branches, what makes this dramatic are the apple blossoms and light colored alphabet letters. As always, Cynthia tosses a lot of special stitches into her designs -- for lots of texture and interest -- makes them more fun to stitch!
  • Sweet Violet & Common Lilac -- Well one of these got left behind in the 'cute name department!!!' A new set of small botanicals, these each finish only 54 stitches square -- 3-1/2 inches square on 30ct Antique Lambswool Linen. Hand-dyed silks... special stitches... these would make gorgeous pin cushions all nestled together in a neat old basket. Presented as charts with or without the silks.

PuntiniPuntini BOO Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini BOO Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini WOOF Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini WOOF Buttons - click to see more

More Pins and Matching Buttons from PuntiniPuntini
More charming clay-topped pins and matching buttons to garnish your cushions and cases! These are hand-made by Paola Rizzi and come to us all the way from Italy!

Beautifully done, she has several other matching sets to choose from... these are the new arrivals this week. No specific designs call for them... you're going to have to use your imagination. They are very well done -- the letters on the pins appear on both sides. Get them now while you see them... your stash will be so happy!
QUILTZ from Long Dog Samplers - click for more

from Long Dog Samplers
This is a super-fun sampler by Long Dog that features multiple village scenes, quilt motifs, and cute repeating motif borders. It measures 130 x 298 -- 9 x 21 on 28ct -- and is coded for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Thread hand-dyed floss.

You can do a lot with this. Break it all apart, make small cushions, whatever! Quiltz was designed 'with a gentle nod of recognition and admiration for Pennsylvania Dutch Samplers.' A cute note inside the chart from the designer, she says you might be really sick of this by the time you put in the last stitch... but that might be better than sitting with the whole family in the 'stove room' every evening in the olden days! Presented as a chart.

Christmas Last Minute by Sara Guermani - click for more Christmas Last Minute
from Sara Guermani
One of 6 additions to our Sara Guermani page, this is super cute! Everyone has left all the Christmas chores till the 11th hour! The family Christmas tree is there in the car... BOTH the elves and Santa are doing their laundry with water heated on the fire! You can see everyone waiting around in their shorts! (Santa's are red polka dot, of course!) and... there are reindeer delivering wrapped packages on sleds.

Finishing about 17 inches square on 32ct... all of these in this series make into REALLY NICE substantial couch pillows. Festive decorations to bring out every year -- just for a special few weeks! Coded for DMC, but she's easy on you this time - only 19 shades!

Jane Vaughan 1724 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Eliza Skelton 1820 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Hannah Gaskell 1823 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
Reproduction Samplers from Hands Across The Sea Samplers
Here are antique samplers -- all beautifully re-charted -- so we can enjoy them again, for years to come! Presented in full color leaflet format, these publications are ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! The paper is glossed and heavy, the charts are printed in full color, and there is a bit of history included in each about its particular sampler. After you read the descriptions, you gain a new appreciation for the content of each piece and it's historic significance.

If you can get one finished -- what a gorgeous heirloom you will have! Choose any fabrics you want -- they'll be YOUR samplers! Even if you don't stitch a single one of these -- these are so beautifully done!

Chipping Sparrow Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Chipping Sparrow Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
A cute play on words here, Crossed Wing has designed a birds nest pattern, and then added the eggs over one thread! To make it even more realistic, she then finished it into a biscornu-shaped pin cushion -- so it actually resembles a nest!

Alongside that cushion, you'll see the bird stitched over one and finished into a scissor fob. For color and size reference, you'll recognize the little 3-1/2 inch blue Cotton Candy Scissors we have! Beautiful blues and browns of DMC in this, presented as a chart.

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825 from Just Stitching Along - click to see more

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825
from Just Stitching Along
This is a STUNNING reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1825. Finishing approx 15 x 22 on 36ct, the chart is coded for DMC or silk threads. The colors in this are beautiful!!!! Rich reds and greens, the border is pretty and balanced.

All the interior pots and vines are organized and all lined up neatly. The red house anchors everything down at the bottom... and notice how those motifs are centered above it?

My Craft Room from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more Happy Easter from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more
A Trio of Designs by Fairy Wool in the Wood!
This are some fun little designs we picked up at Market a couple of weeks ago. All three are charts. None of them go together or anything... they're just cute!
  • My Craft Room comes with a tiny key charm. The key to lock up that room full of treasures more precious than gold! Maybe let some of the lace go, but this is worked on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha coded for Sampler Threads or DMC. Just 5-1/2 x 3.
  • Happy Easter is worked on the 32ct natural/white polka dot linen. The dots are already on the fabric. There are some oval egg buttons on here -- they are not in the chart, and we don't have any. (Just ignore those and do not fall in love with them, because you can't have them!) The rest of this is darling, and little rabbit might be fun stitched with Rainbow Gallery's Wisper!

Paradise Street from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods and Paradise Street!
from Le Temps Une Croix
  • Christmas in the Woods - This is a chart of a lovely evergreen tree decorated for Christmas. It is tipped in snow, and there are snowflake stitches scattered in the background, and snow under the gifts, so I think this is a little tree in the woods! Coded for DMC, it measures 145 x 133 in stitch count, so will finish approx 8 x 9 on 16/32ct. The little bits of instructions are printed in French, so I cannot read a word of it... but I can tell it's charming! Presented as a chart.
  • Paradise Street - This is a charming little french design -- a perky red scooter parked in front of an apartment??? I don't know exactly! I just love the simplicity of the design, the bold of the red against the clean gray and taupe. I like the stylized tree, the repeating round cobblestones... the tiny red dotted flowers... the talllll windows and the talllll lamp post! The chart is actually quite large -- it measures 187 x 167 -- so 12 x 13 on 14ct!

Bord de Mer from Madame la Fee - click to see more Oscar (The Teddy Bear) from Madame la Fee - click to see more Oscar (The Teddy Bear) & Bord de Mer
from Madame La Fee
We have two new designs by Madame la Fee. Presented in charts, each measures approx 190 stitches square, so they finish about 12 x 12 on 32ct. Always charming, her things all feature kind of a 'block format' so they make into very attractive 'medley' designs. I especially like that teddy bear one for a baby's room.

Even though they are coded for DMC, you COULD stitch that bear in a little of Gentle Art's Simply Wool! AND... you COULD add metallics to that Ocean-y one!!! We know the prices on these are kind of high... I cannot control that... ... but I do know that they are charming when they are stitched!!!!!

Christmas Quilts from Rosewood Manor - click for more Christmas Quilts
from Rosewood Manor
Time to get started on this one if you want it for next Christmas! Rosewood Manor's newest piece, this measures 298 x 159 in stitch count and will finish approx 19 x 10 on 32ct. Worked in Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses, it uses Rainbow Gallery's Petite Treasure Braid for it's metallic gold accents.

Karen has lots of smaller designs in here that will make pretty ornaments -- just in case you don't have enough stitching hours in the day to get this entire thing finished! Deep and rich colors, it is very eye-catching!

Mill Hill Fall 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Annual Set of Fall Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill
Here is this year's set of these charming 5 x 5 beaded and stitched designs! This year, we have some different designs... the Wanda'a Wands shop features glow-in-the-dark thread! All presented as complete kits of chart, DMC flosses, needles, Mill Hill glass beads and a button for garnish, along with a cut of 14ct perforated paper.

We love to stitch these on either 28ct linen or 14ct aida and then stuff them into little hanging pillow, but they are also REALLY nice simply stitched on the paper and framed. (Mill Hill frames specified on the back of the kits can be special ordered... but we've seen some custom framed and they are drop-dead gorgeous!)

The Autumn Harvest 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Autumn Harvest 2018 Set from Mill Hill
This season's newest ornament-sized designs are here! Complete kits of paper, chart, needles, beads and floss, all of these finish approx 3 inches each.

Year after Year we always love these! This time we have a little slice of pepperoni pizza! We don't know WHY you'd stitch a slice of pizza, but I bet this'll be one of the favorites!!!

Deer Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Truck Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Sleigh Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Midnight Sail from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Unique New Things from Shannon Christine Designs
Snow Globes for Christmas
Here's a fun trio of charts with a Farmhouse feel for Christmas. Little snowglobes inside of mason canning jars! By Shannon Christine, each is charted for DMC floss and uses a bit of metallic for accents. Choose a light gray or natural color of fabric (your choice) so that the white snow shows up. Truck measures 70 x 68 (5 x 5 on 14/28ct.), Deer is 70 x 88, and sleigh is the largest at 94 x 56. These would make cute stand-up cubes.

Midnight Sail
This is an interesting design... is it worked on a white background, you filling in all that gray and black? The cover picture looks like it, but the inside chart shows a gray background with white filled in. I think YOU can choose! The rolling waves are the color in here... a super-fun paisley/flowery look to them. Finishes 93 x 93 in stitch count -- so about 6 x 6 on 14/28ct.

Foxwood Crossings Rudolph Flight School - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Backyard Visitors - click to see more Rudolph Flight School and Backyard Visitors
from Foxwood Crossings
Some cute new mini-sled and sleigh designs by Foxwood Crossings... we may be entering Spring... but if you get these now, you MIGHT have them stitched by next Winter!!!
SUPER-CUTE and really popular, this is a line of miniature 3, 4 and 7-inch wooden sled ornaments. These are new charts to decorate them! All the wooden pieces are available separately, and we do offer a Baker's Dozen Special on them!!!
  • Backyard Visitors features three birds -- stitched on 14/28ct or 14ct perforated paper, they are only 17 x 31 in stitch count -- 1 x 2. Painting your little sleds is an option -- think about red for these!
  • Rudolph Flight School's chart features designs for ALL THREE different sizes of the sleds and sleighs. You can really see the size difference on the pic -- the mini (the most popular) is the bitty one at the bottom in the center. 4-Inch version on the right, 7-inch on the left. The framed piece is basically the same design featured on the largest sleigh. Charted for DMC floss with options for a little hand-dyed and metallics, they are all festive for your Christmas Tree, wreaths and decorations.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Xmas! from Thistles - click for a larger view
It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Xmas!
from Thistles
Well... thank goodness it's really NOT right now... but some places ARE still getting snow! Thistles has a super-cool new design that stitches up into a triangle shape that she has finished into a stuffed Christmas tree! Stitched on Dames of the Needle's Lush Meadow Dark Green hand-dyed linen... right now, we have 13 x 18 inch cuts of 35ct INCLUDED with our charts.

That dark green fabric just makes this darling design present so well. Worked with Gentle Art Sampler threads, this is over-the-top-charming!!!!! It'll finish an impressive 13 inches or so, and will make a delightful decoration!

Harbor Haven from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Harbor Haven Continues with Part FIVE... from By the Bay Needleart
This awesome scene is rolling right along, with charted panel #5 arriving this past week. (It's the lighthouse area just to the left of the center.) Each individual part of this whole scene measures just 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 16/32ct -- not really too big. You can join two or three of them together and just do an abbreviated version of the whole harbor... or you can still join our auto-ship, catching up on the first five parts and do the whole thing!

When you are finished, it'll be 5 x 42 on 32ct... or smaller/bigger depending on the fabric YOU choose! It is so colorful. There are lots of solid areas in it as well, so while there is tons of design appeal and detail, the stitching is really pretty easy on you!

The Beach House Sewing Case and Scissor Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more The Beach House Sewing Case and Scissor Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
Fern Ridge has another whimsical set of stitched needle/sewing case with matching Peyote Stitched beaded scissor fob. Presented in kits with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHNG you need to make them just like they are shown. I always marvel at all the little pieces and parts, all the fabrics, buttons and charms they collect in here, everything is labeled and sorted out for you.

Pat and Peggy include color pictures of the finished pieces in their kits -- so nice to have when you're constructing. Short Term Beach Rentals folds closed to about 3 x 4 in size. The matching fob has breathtakingly beautiful beads, crystals and shells in it... it features a little sandcastle in the bead work.

Sampler Note Cards - click for more
Sampler Note Cards
from Hands Across the Sea
This is a set of 10 super-heavy-card-stock note cards that measure 6 x 8 inches each in size. Envelopes included for each, they feature images of antique samplers on their fronts, with a charted design from the sampler on the back of the card.

PERFECT note cards for stitchers!!!! Blank inside, you get two each of 5 different samplers and their take-outs. LOVELY!

PIN MINI 412 Ocean from JABCO PIN MINI 408 Juicy from JABCO
Presenting Pin-Mini Sets
from Just Another Button Company
JABCO has made 21 sets of decorated pins to poke into anything that needs something cute!!! So many pin cushions and sewing cases out there... here are cute pins for them ALL!

We have them all pictured on our JABCO pages... I chose little fruits, some seashore ones, and a darling chicken-and-the-egg set to show here, but make sure to see the rest!

In Loving Memory from AB Designs - click for more In Loving Memory
from AB Designs
Wow... this is a really touching design idea. Use an old shirt or pair of jeans from someone you love... and stitch a memory. *This is a shirt I used to wear, when you see it, know I'm there.*

My Dad used to wear those wool plaid shirts like the one in the pic... I don't need to say any more! Presented as a single card chart, each design is small. Match threads to your garment fabric... just such a neat idea!!!
Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 1, 2 and 3 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more

Jenny Bean's The Parlour
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Oh my gosh... you might remember this one... Teresa started with two parts of her eight, part three is now here! Each part is presented as a separate chart... this entire sampler is going to finish something like 4 FEET long on 32ct -- 170 x 810! Stitched on Picture This Plus's 36ct Wren... you'll need a half-yard cut. Shown here are parts 1, 2 and 3.

Part One: Alphabet -- well, an alphabet!
Part Two: Adam & Eve -- pretty classic as far as samplers go!
Part Three: Noah's Ark. I don't think any of the rest of the parts will be biblical... we asked!
Anyway, we HAD an auto for this... long ago cancelled that. SO... if you want to re-collect this lovely piece via Auto -- let us know!

Mermaid Box by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Journey Box by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Journey Box & Mermaid Box
from Jeannette Douglas
Here are a pair of charming designs straight from Jeannette's imagination!!! Both are offered as charts with thread and embellishment packs and wool felt finishing packets. Basically complete kits minus the linen. Each consists of the main sampler -- approx 4 x 6 on 32ct, along with three smalls that are under 2 inches each. You can stitch it all and simply frame the sampler and tuck the smalls nearby, or get that awesome little wooden tray shown on the cover to store everything.

Each pattern comes as several pages of charts full of fun, specialty stitches, and lots of assembly instructions. The thread packs are full of exotic hand-dyeds of silks, metallics and cottons, along with cute little trinkety charms, beads, and buttons. Jeannette chooses the neatest things to tuck into those packs!
Journey deals with traveling and features warm burgundy, teal. purple and green colors, stitched on 32ct Flax linen.
Mermaid is worked on 32ct Star Sapphire and features aqua, coral, lavender and sea greens. Its wool packet comes with that little fish pin and the thread packet includes shells, a seahorse and even a few fresh water pearls.
DELIGHTFUL SETS!!!!! Click to visit our inside pages, we have a TRAY TOWER to display these cute projects!

Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
Memories of Camping from Open Road Abode Needleworks
We have found a delightful set of 24 cute and easy designs all centered around camping, trailers and little *Canned Hams!* Tucked at the Cabin, Camping under the fireworks on the 4th, or Doing the National Parks, Open Road Abode Style. We have several chart options in this series of "Post Card Patterns."

Fun remembrances of summer and family vacations... with a 'retro flair!' All can be worked on any fabrics and although they all call for one color, you can choose another or use several. They are cute as can be!
Here we go... click the pics to see them all! Some are presented as individual charts, others are grouped together -- 4 designs in one set.

(NOTE: Not all of the charts are named(!) or numbered(!) so I had to kind of make up names to tell hem apart. Chart #1801 has a truck in it, but campers as well, so we chose the word TRUCK to identify it from the others.)

Camp We'll-Be-Gone from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
Camp We'll-Be-Gone
from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Oh gosh... don't you want to be here NOW? What a fun little piece to hang at your cabin in the woods!

Finishing approx 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 14ct, this one is charted for DMC floss but has some hand-dyed Weeks Dye works suggestions for the signs and areas that are supposed to be wood.You can personalize this with your cabin's name... just the neatest memories come to mind with this picture!
Hocus Pocus I TOAD front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus II KITTY front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus III PUMPKIN front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus IV OWL front side from Blackberry Lane
The Hocus Pocus Hats! from Blackberry Lane
WOW... talk about a gorgeous and detailed set of pattens!!!! Marie Driskill has designed 4 *faces wearing hats.* Each is Halloween-themed, and TWO-SIDED. Her exquisite shading talents are showcased in all of them... they are STUNNING! Choose to stitch them individually and frame them flat or finish into 8 ornaments... OR make them into little miniature linen hats! She has the templates and instructions included for finishing options. Hocus Pocus black display clamp holding up the hat model from Blackberry Lane

Stitched on Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray, Pumpkin or Peoria Purple Linens, using about 15 different shades of DMC floss (which for Marie, is not a lot!), each face finishes approx 2-3/4 x 3-1/2. Just bitty things, but her charts are nice and large and clear!
You can see the black display clamp in the pics holding up the hats... those are hand-made by Heart's Content's husband... so they are kind of special too! (They're on order, expected soon) Six-inch black iron twisting table clamps!

Get these patterns FIRST before you decide on fabrics and various JABCO embellishments, finishing wools, beads and perle cottons -- there are lots of choices here -- and you need to study them first. (You don't necessarily need all the add-ons) Here are the names for each -- remember, each chart features a front AND back design!
  • Hocus Pocus I (179) -- *Oops ah' Ribbit* features a bright lime-green toad with a pretty purple spotted hat. (This pattern has a charming original poem by Marie about a witch named Theodora who accidentally turned herself into that toad!)
  • Hocus Pocus II (180) -- *Whooo's a Goood Kitty* is a fierce-looking little black cat under a birght orange spotted hat.
  • Hocus Pocus III (181) -- *Sooo Boo-t-ful* This one is a lighted smiling jack-o-lantern with a black hat in top of him -- complete with a sliver of the moon.
  • Hocus Pocus IV (182) -- *Whooo's Scarrred* -- It's a very intent and focused owl with a beautifully patterned hat design.
Relaxing at the Beach Camper from Blackberry Lane Gingerbread Camper from Blackberry Lane
Presenting Seasonal Real Estate from Blackberry Lane!
Relaxing at the Beach and Gingerbread Camper
I don't know which one I'd like to live in more... I guess one could do BOTH! Marie Driskill has a pair of darling camper designs -- each finishing approx 2-1/2 x 5 on 16/32ct. She has a couple of small design variations in each of them... buttons or not, flags or directional signs on the beach one, words vs no words.

Get the charts, then study your design preference. We do have a few JABCO buttons already for them. Lots of DMC shades (I have to laugh... true to an artists nature, the software dating at the top of the printed chart reads 12:57:40AM!), fun colors and such a NEAT design theme... you'll never find campers as cheerful as these little guys!

Jingle all The Way! from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Jingle all The Way! from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches annual Christmas Village scene is here! Totally charming just like it's companions Churchyard Christmas, December Snow and Carolers on the Square, this finishes about the same size -- 13 x 18-1/2 on 32ct Picture This Plus Alchemy hand-dyed linen. The houses are really pretty, there are people and snow and ice and trees everywhere, and of course Santa on his sleigh to fill the evening sky.

ALWAYS eye-catchiing and delightful to look at, you will love stitching these because there are so many small motifs you can keep finishing all along. Using 34 Different colors of hand-dyed or DMC flosses, there are 3 metallic filaments (5760, 003HL, 009HL) and three different beads (42011, 42043, 42102) called for as well. What a favorite memory to come to Grandma's house every year to gaze at this delightful stitched Christmas scene!!!

Laurel Burch's Sun and Moons in Cross Stitch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Laurel Burch's Sun and Moons in Cross Stitch! from Mill Hill
WOW, talk about color and bold design! Laurel Burch's artwork is once again presented to us in Cross Stitch by Mill Hill! Presented as a set of 6 kits, each is stitched on 14ct brown perforated paper (which you can change out to 14 aida or 28ct linen -- colors of your choice.) Bright DMC floss colors throughout, with those glistening glass seed beads by Mill Hill, these can't help but be stunning eye-catchers.

You can choose the plain wooden Mill Hill frames featured on the kit covers, but if you have a favorite custom framer, USE THEM for these -- they beg for an involved framing treatment! Each finishes approx 5 x 5. (We have kits of her dogs, cats and horses as well!)

#29 Leaf Sprinkles from JABCO #24 Burgundy Sprinkles from JABCO #18 Mudslide Sprinkles from JABCO #06 Lemon Drop Sprinkles from JABCO SPRINKLES! from Just Another Button Company
These are delightful little packages filled with at least 35 tiny hand-dyed buttons that coordinate with each other and your DMC and hand-dyed embroidery flosses. Tiny hearts, stars, flowers, circles, triangles and squares.... none of them are large in size, but HUGE in cuteness and decorative impact! The JABCO team has organized 35 different color-packs, and I must say, they are a treat to see all together! Some packs are more mono-chromatic than others... I think you'll be able to see what I mean in our pics.

Divided into three color categories, Fresh Colors, Neutral Colors and Organic Colors... I have listed MY thoughts (in parenthesis) on DMC color matches to each pack. After you've determined the DMC colorway, it'll be easy to match again to your hand-dyeds. Use these little guys to *SPRINKLE* and garnish pin cushions or sewing cases, or ANYTHING cute that needs a little button!!!!
$11.50 per pack

It'll be 3 packs each time for $30.
March will be #1,2 and 3,,, April will be 4, 5, 6... and so on.
If you want to collect to help stock your finishing drawers... we're going to try an auto-ship on these!
3 packages each month for $30 (instead of $34.50)... we begin in March with packs 1, 2 and 3. April will ship 4, 5 and 6. May will ship 7, 8 and 9, and so on. (We cannot sub color packs for this.).

Pineapple Sewing Box  from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Pineapple Sewing Box from Abby Rose Designs
Abby Rose has made some hand-painted and waxed paper mache boxes that she has stenciled with a pineapple design. Then, she has designed an initial panel to line the box lid, and two pin cushions for the inside. Measuring 5 x 8 -- oval -- by 3 inches high, each box is lovely! Choose from Antiqued Brick Red, Mustard or White.

Presented as the box with calico backing fabric and trims for the cushions, the charts and alphabet for personalization are also included. Choose a smattering of DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads from your stash. 1/4 yard of 32ct Lambswool linen is recommended to make all your pieces. Very limited in production, Gayle finished the boxes herself... and has sold out her release!

The Halo Lamp  from Daylight - click to see more The Halo Lamp - folded -  from Daylight - click to see more The Halo Lamp from Daylight Company
This is an awesome little lamp! Fairly new to the Daylight Company's Line, we have them in stock and really like the features. It's a little table lamp -- weighing LESS THAN 1-1/2 pounds. It folds FLAT -- 1-1/2 inches thick by 13 inches long. It fits in your TOTE BAG! (or between your clothes in your suitcase)

It unfolds into a really nice sized (!) table lamp -- the 12-inch arm tilts, the lens and bulb top tilts AND rotates, and there is a protective cover over the lens. It has three daylight-balanced LED light levels -- meaning it dims -- with the touch of your finger. 6-inch low-profile base, that lens is 3-1/2 inches in diameter with a 5 diopter magnification (most of the lamps on the market are only 3.) You do need electricity to use it... no rechargeable battery system inside. It's clean, it's white, it looks nice, it's SO portable, we are very impressed! Comes in a little box -- 6 x 15 x 2 -- we can Priority Mail this baby for the 2-pound rate!!!

Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 24 - click for more Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 26 - click for more Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 28 - click for more
Pat's Favorite Needles
Designed by Pat Carson of Designs by Gloria & Pat... these are great little needles! Offered in envelopes of 25 needles, we have them in Tapestry 24, 26 and 28.

What makes them special is the super-long eye they feature. Coated in gold -- so it's easy to see, something about these makes them dreamy to use! The #28's fit regular Mill Hill glass beads, and the eye is HUGE compared to beading needles. Just very nice to use!

The Needle Travel Guide for 2108 - click to see more The Needle Travel Guide for 2108
For the 14th year, we have a new shopping directory (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 1 inch thick) of quilting, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, weaving, spinning, cross stitch and embroidery brick and mortar shops in the United States. We are all little tiny destinations... full of the most AWESOME things!

This directory is verified and updated every year... it is organized by state... and mapped out via state highways and the interstate system. You get listing for THOUSANDS of shops... addresses and phone numbers and dots on the maps for each. You just plan your trip and see how many wonderful little treasures you can find along the way! 595 pages of details and information, and there is even phone AP information for you to keep up with updates throughout the year!!!

Yes, there's even MORE!     
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