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Presenting Birthday Mouse and her Birthday Garden Cube from Just Nan!
Just Nan Designs turns 29 years old this year. So to help everyone celebrate a special birthday, we present a little Happy Birthday Mouse and her little Garden Cube!
New Arrivals from Shepherd's Bush!
Tina and Teri are busy into Summer... they're sending new things to keep you busy if you're staying home to stitch!
September Colors... Our July 2020 Secret Needle Night Kit
Wow! This design has sold out already! Thanks! Click through to see more information on our Secret Needle Night program.
Doesn't feel like Autumn is coming... but here's your stitched promise of red and orange leaves and that big harvest moon! This month's Secret Needle Night is another one that we've finished flat or rolled into a drum pin cushion... I put a little owl on there, a couple of mushrooms and a raccoon. (My husband insists it's a cat, but it's a raccoon. Use your imagination!)
The design finishes approx 4 x 7 on 18ct Natural Linen. It's stitched with Alpaca wools, Velvets, and lots of Pearl Cotton and Fyre Werks metallic ribbon. Fabric, chart, threads, beads and needle are in your complete kit. Mona's Finishing Kit is optional - it has all the 'stuff' to finish into either the flat or stand-up! Pins, trims, fabrics - let us know if you need one!
How's Your Stitching Lamp These Days?
Been burning the midnight bulbs... but need a little more UUMPH?
The Mighty Bright Rechargeable Floor Lamp
We have a new magnifying lamp... rechargeable... LED... three light levels... totally adjustable head... covered gooseneck arm! It features 2X magnification with a 5X spot lens inside the main lens. Very sleek design, the whole thing weighs 14 lbs... the cord goes up through the stick, so there is no exposed cord if you don't want one! The battery will run the lamp on high for 2-ish hours and up to 7 hours on the low setting. There is also a AC power adapter included so you CAN plug it in.
The lights adjust from warm white (closer to incandescent) to bright white (daylight balanced). It's a nice lamp. Bulbs are covered, nothing funny sticking out anywhere - very clean and sleek. We'd ordered them before everything shut down in February - sold them, and couldn't get more right away... but they are here now, and we are thrilled! Might be time for a new light in your stitching area!!!
Three New Releases from Erica Michaels
Upcoming Arrivals from Hands On Design - Shipping to Silver Needle July 29th!
A Banner Year! Ghosties & Gourds: Peek-A-Boo's in the Pumpkin Patch!
from Hands On Design
This is the first of an 'occasional series' - Cathy has no set release date schedule for the rest to come... but we are promised a companion design trio by year's end.
These three triangles finish together to form a little seasonal banner. They are stitched on 32ct Kermit hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus. They are coded for Colour & Cotton hand-dyeds as well as DMC floss.
Farm Folk & Penny Cushions and Seeds of Love from Heartstring Samplery
Heartstrings Samplery has released two new patterns - and they are here!
Three New Designs from With Thy Needle|
New Releases from Stitching With The Housewives - Due to Arrive August 5th-ish!
Stitching With the Housewives newest three releases are darling! All are presented as charts.
Newly Arrived from Heart in Hand!
Country Cottage's Snow Village is finally finished!
All 11 parts are now here... you can stitch each individually or join them together for the charming village. We've been collecting for a year... and Snow Cone Cart is the final design!
We've sold all sorts of different fabrics for this - mostly, you want a gray or blue so all the snow shows up... some have added opalescent threads, some have added beads... you do whatever makes you happy!
Little House's 21st Hometown Holiday Release: The Post Office
Here's a surprise pattern... an unexpected #21 design in the Hometown Holiday Series! The Post Office joins the rest as a 3-1/2 x 5 design that can be finished as it's own individual stand-up block... the plan was to line up your buildings to present a stitched Hometown Holiday City!
The chart calls for the same colors as the rest in the series, so your thread stash ought to be stocked with these colors by now!
Little Berry Thief
from Scattered Seed Samplers
This is a sweet berry-shaped pin cushion with a little brown bird nibbling his precious and ripe strawberry. Stitched on 36ct Vintage Country Mocha linen with regular ol' DMC of B5200, 221, 869, 3011 and 3799... it finishes about 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches in size.
The chart includes an actual-sized template for the fabric size, and another for the green leaf top. Make that from vintage fabric or some wool. I like that Feather Stitching on the backside, too; it closes your berry!
A cute New Dishtowel Design
from Bareroots... Because I Said So!
Barri has a new design in her fun set of embroidered dish towels... this one sports 'The Absolute Truth! *Because I said so, Mom.* All of these 100% cotton towels come with the line design drawings (ready to be transferred on with our super-special transfer paper), the flosses and rik rak trim for towel ends.
Grab an old fashioned embroidery hoop and practice up on Lazy Daisy and Long stitches... and you're good to go! Because I Said So is part of the set of 12 other monthly and holiday towels... all are just the cutest!
LR 1844 Sampler
from Reflets de Soie
Here's another gorgeous antique reproduction from Reflets de Soie. Presented in chart format - we have it with or without her pre-sorted silk threads. The stitch count is 261 x 302 (silks are enough for 36 or 40ct fabric), but this is also coded for DMC floss as well.
That gorgeous wandering border surrounds 9 floral bouquets and urns - I think quite a few of them would be pretty stitched as individual pin cushions. The reds are 321 and 498, but the brightest yellow is only 676. The greens are 3051, 3012, 3011 and 372 - all very soft.
The Annual Ornament and Halloween Issues of Just Cross Stitch Magazine
It's time to order this year's very limited-in-production annual issues that feature lots and lots of seasonal smalls! Both magazines ship to us approx 6 to 8 weeks before they hit news stands - we love that! Here are the teaser cover-pics...
Kitties in the Round, Doggies in the Round, Christmas Ornaments II, Blessings, Hope
Here are the 5 newest releases by JBW!
Three new Halloween Lucky 13 Lolly-Pops from Pepperberry Designs
The next three happy-scary Halloween faces by Pepperberry are here. A set of 13 in all, each of these is worked on Weeks hand-dyed linens of 32ct Chartreuse, Pumpkin or Peoria Purple, and finished into flats-on-sticks.
Get out all your fun metallics and cute embellishments from your stash to dress these up if you want. Each finishes approx 4 or 5 inches in size. They are presented in individual charts, so you can collect just your favorites or the entire set.
Simple Gifts - O Holy Night
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has a new Quaker-inspired sampler - scattered with lacy motifs. Measuring 212 x 204 stitches, it finishes 13 inches square on 32ct.
Stitched with hand-dyeds of Cucumber (6), Indian Summer (2) and Whiskey (2), it's just a pretty thing! Remember that you can finish all those edge motifs by mirroring the images... so if you want, you can have matching pin cushions or ornaments for this!
from Long Dog Samplers
Well, I'd say so! Long Dog has a new piece entitled Pandemic! Something to 'calm your stitching nerves' during the pandemic? Whip up this intricate beauty while you're staying home to stitch! Stitch count is 365 x 429 - so it'll finish approx 20 x 24 on 36ct.
Jools talks about the nature and symptoms of a Cross Stitch Pandemic - the pathways to transmission and symptoms to watch out for. She gives the stitcher instruction on how to deal with the Stitching Disease - the entire back page of the chart is just a delight to read! Meanwhile, grab your favorite fabric and choose some threads... and try to ride it out working on this design! Presented as a chart.
from Prairie Schooler
Another PS reprint has arrived. This one has 2 designs, a vertical measuring about 4 1/2 x 9 1/2, and one that measures about 4 1/2 square, called Summer Foursome.
The verse begins, "In summer when the days are hot, I like to find a shady spot." A delightful set to include in your collection.
New Christmas Kits from Mill Hill
The Gnome Quartet
Oh my gosh... these are SO CUTE! Just in time for '100-degree-outsides-so-stay-inside-stitching' weather, come these 4 little gnome designs! Presented as complete kits of 28ct linen with floss, needles, chart and a few Mill Hill glass beads, these little guys finish approx 6 x 6 each. We have a skiing, sledding, fishing and hiking gnome - my favorite though is that little bunny riding in the sled!
(As a added feature you COULD use Rainbow Gallery's Wisper thread for the beards. It is a very thin and very furry thread, 70% kid mohair and 30% nylon.... it is NOT included in the kits. Totally just a suggestion of mine - it comes on 20 yd cards, white, cream and grays... check you stash to see if you have any!) Anyway, super cute designs, since they are on linen you have the option of framing them or making pillows!
The Mouse Trilogy Aren't these little things darling? Three new stitched and beaded designs by Mill HIll, each finishes about 5 x 5. They are stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and garnished with Mill Hill glass beads. Super-cute for tree ornaments, they are a bit on the larger side, but because they are worked on the paper, they are flat and lightweight - so PERFECT for tree ornaments! Patsy Pine's feet are poking out from the wreath, and how can you not love that Mac Cheese guy? Complete kits of paper, beads, floss, chart and needles.
Vintage Sewing Accessories from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
This is a neat pattern. It is a medley of antique sewing accessories and tools, all stitched with 26 various shades of DMC floss. The charts in here are huge, and all in color. You can stitch each 'thing' individually or do the entire medley, which measures 117 x 141 - so only 7 x 9 on 32ct!
It looks a lot bigger than that, so the moral of this story is PIN CUSHIONS AND LITTLE SEWING CASES! That tape measure is about 15 x 60 the button card is only 34 x 34, the safety pin is only 10 x 30... these are enchanting little what-nots! Get the chart, and then figure out what you want to do with all the designs... this is a 'must have!'
Christkindlmarkt from Pickle Barrel Designs
This is dear to the hearts of the ladies here at The Silver Needle! It is a set of small designs all stitched together of a Christmas Market Scene! We hosted a Christmas Markets Cruise trip down the Danube River with Jeannette Douglas 4 years ago - and are planning our next one THIS COMING December! So... everyone who went on our delightful trip - or who is going on the next one will have to have this!
By Pickle Barrel Designs, the top part is the header for the piece - check out those little gnomes (which have always been popular in Germany - but not here until recently!) Then, the glass Blowing booth - the first of the six stands. Parts 3 through 7 will be the glass ornament stand, a bakery, hot apple cider, (they all serve hot 'glu-wein' - hot sangria-type wine in special little mugs to collect from each market), hot pretzels and the roasted nuts! (We are only waiting for #7 for this series to finish. The individual stand designs all finish about 4 inches each. (Actually, there are terrific hand-made items at those markets too... and you should SEE the decorated trees the towns put up in City Center as well!)
ANYWAY, I know our gals will add metallics and beads and fun threads to these... and maybe even tape a few ticket stubs and market fliers to the back of their finished framed piece! Even if you aren't coming along on our next cruise... this is a super-charming piece! It's a must have! We're offering an auto-ship for this. The first two charts shiped in March... the rest follow monthly-ish till it finishes sometime in August-ish! Coded for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds, it finishes about 16 x 16 on 25ct Lugana - so any other fabric will make it smaller as well.
Return the Kindness & Be Not Weary
from Hands to Work
These are two vintage designs by Hands to Work that we carried in the shop 20 years ago, and here they are again! Measuring 95 x 106, each can be stitched on anything you want - they are coded for DMC or silks - same colors in both - and measure a mere 5 x 5-ish on 40ct.
The rabbits are cute, but the combination of all the different borders makes them so charming. They kind of match, kind of don't... they'd be a cute pair of block stand-ups on a window sill!
Giddy Goat & Folly Farmhouse
from Artful Offerings
Artful Offerings has two new designs to add to her fun collection of 'geometrically balanced' artwork.
New Arrivals fromPlum Street Samplers.
Paulette has several Summer Releases - for some reason she is really into TOMATOES this time around - maybe she's growing some in her garden!
New Designs from Hands On Design...
Lets Talk Autumn! #1 in Hands On Designs' Chalk Talk Series
This trio of designs, presented in one chart, begins a new 4-season set of 'words-of-the-season.' Cathy has done a main design which is 7 x 9 in size when stitched on 32ct. It is shown in an 8 x 10 frame. Then, there are two smaller take-out-designs from the main - that you can finish in different ways. Same design charm and personality - just less stitching time involved! Worked with DMC floss, choose any count of the many chalkboard-colored fabrics available - just get something you can see to work with. (We estimate a 1/2 yard for all 4 large pieces; you can get 6 of the smaller ones from a 1/4... depends on how many of the pieces you want to stitch.)
Notice the leaves on the hoop finish? Those are stitched on perforated paper! Cathy is using 14ct brown perf paper for a cute finish on all four of her seasons. Spring, Summer and Winter will follow in this order, and most likely release every 8 weeks or so. If you like that trim option, a package of brown perforated paper contains two 9 x 12 sheets, and will be plenty to do all four, even while splitting the package with a friend! All the seasonal colors just POP on that dark fabric, this will be a fun set of designs! We'll do an auto-ship for the charts as they release... you decide on fabrics and the paper option as you wish... there are tons of choices for both!
Deer Santa and Naughty or Nice
from Hands On Designs
The next two Secret Santas are releasing! Just the cutest little guys, each makes a 3 x 4-ish ornament. We still have some of Stephanie's Hand Dyed fabrics available in Lugana options for these... but if the blue isn't your favorite, they do look good on khaki shades as well.
Each Santa comes on his own chart; the set contains 8 (the ones already released 1, 2, 3 and 4) are pictured on our auto-ship page) and the 9th Santa design - The Secret Santa - is a composite of components of those first 8 charts.
Lets Jump Into Some Other Seasons for a Minute! We have some cute new arrivals.
A Few New Releases from The Sweetheart Tree...
Sandie V has been designing for years and years, and is adding a couple of smaller designs to her ongoing collections.
Ladies Garden Journal #4
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Rambling Roses are the next flower to celebrate in your stitched garden! Beth Ann writes: Roses, a cottage garden isn't complete without them. Whether it is a border of shrub roses, a trellis of climbing roses, or a finely trimmed topiary, they become the center piece. Then, she goes on to admit tht she might not be the best gardener - so loves the recent cultivars of Knock-Outs and Drift varieties!
You are stitching 6 different garden flowers in this series, and if you use the finishing kit, you can assemble all the panels into a neat little zig-zag folding 'book' to display on a coffee table, sill, or shelf. A fun and creative finishing alternative to pincushions and framing!
New Arrivals from Carriage House
You Make My Heart Happy and WIP It Good from Heartstring Samplery
Teresa Kogut has Five New Sampler Designs
We have a few new charts and a punch needle design.
Come Into My Garden from Blackbird Designs
A Fresh Arrival! Barb and Alma's latest release measures 245 x 253 in size, is stitched with lots of hand-dyed cottons, and is shown here on 36ct Picture this Plus Veldt colored linen.
Our pic is kind of dark and the fabric is blotchy... so it's more colorful in person, and we have lots of pretty fabric options as well! Presented as a leaflet.
New Designs from Jeannette Douglas Designs!
Celebrate 4th of July
from Madame Chantilly
Here's a cute design by Madame Chantilly - who is from Italy - where they HAVE a 4th of July, but it's just a normal day! For us, the decorations are all about the fun little things perched on her holiday tree. Betsy, the flag, stars and stripes, and the bitty eagle at the top!
Very pale colors of DMC 645, 646, 676, 815, 926, 930, 3011, 3012, 3371, 3790, 3856 and white... it measures a whopping 10 x 17 on 14/28... so maybe pick 18/36 to make it 8 x 13! Actually, I even like just the top half from Betsy on up! Fun options!
Mill Hill's 2020 Holiday Button & Bead Kits are Here!
The Holiday Button & Beaded Kits - These are the 5-inch ones - complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, lots of DMC floss and tons of glass seed beads. Each design comes with a hand-made ceramic button embellishment as well.... ALWAYS fun to make!
The 2020 Winter Holiday Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Winter Holiday - These are the 3-inch ornament-size, perfect for a Christmas Tree! Each complete kit comes with 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary flosses and beads, and a small glass Treasure or charm embellishment of some sort, and a small magnet for finishing - in case you don't want to make an ornament. SUPER cute this year, we love that cupcake, and of course the tropical Santa is the CUTEST! The Teddy's Tale is cute too... something to stitch for your grandbaby you read to.
Antarctic Santas, the 2020 Santa Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Antarctic Santas - This year's trio of International Santas - everyone loves these! Something like the 25th YEAR for these... there are a ton of Santas from everywhere, doing everything fun - perfect to commemorate a vacation you took that year, or a favorite hobby. Finishing about 4-1/s inches high, they are stitched on 14ct perforated paper and feature a few smatterings of glass beads, not too many, though. All of them have a fun white floss beard treatment - have you noticed that over the years?
One Hundred Hearts from Samplers Not Forgotten
A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you. Samplers Not Forgotten did this piece for us several years ago as part of our A Little Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle! It is a precious design... I even took home the model and it's been on my dresser ever since (so now I'd better bring it back to the shop!)
Soft colors of Weeks hand-dyed flosses (Pamlico, Jay Bird, Bullfrog, Grasshopper, Aztec Red and Hibiscus) on weeks 32ct Tin Roof hand-dyed linen, it finishes about 5 x 5. The little wool heart on the back holds a small pair of scissors if you want it to, so you'll want to choose wool and cushion trim that matches.
Presenting Heather's Hedgehog House - A Limited Edition to the Mouse-On-A-Roll Series from Just Nan
Heather Hedgehog lives in a cozy little A Frame house deep in the hedges of a country garden. Outside, the walls are covered with branches, vines, roses, wildflowers and berries. Two violet-painted windows help Heather check for visitors like her good friend Little Hedgie. Inside her home, houndstooth wool keeps her nice and warm. She's even flying her personal hedgehog flag from her roof!
Use DMC and 2 shades of Weeks flosses - Seaweed and Plum - to stitch the house as one piece on weeks 32ct Lilac Linen. Add the matte rose beads for berries. Line the house piece with wool and fold it into the cute a-frame house with the sides joined at the roof line. The house measures just 2 x 2-1/4 and is actually big enough for 2 hedgehogs (which Nan promises do not need to worry about social distancing!). Heather is stitched on 32ct Platinum linen with DMC. Her coat is embellished with grape and antique white beads plus twisted bugle beads pinned in place for the perfect hedgehog look. She is wearing a lavender sequin flower/lilac pearl hat.
Included with the chart are the 8-page stitch guide with finishing instructions, overyded houndstooth wool, signature button base for Heather, sequin flower hat, lilac pearl, hedgehog flag and beads. You'll need to add a few pins and stuffing.
(Heather and her her house ARE part of the Mouse-on-a-roll auto ship - FYI - if you are a part of that!)
The 2020 Warm Wooly Welcome Stitch Along from AB Designs
Amy's next set of 12 seasonal cuties has started with her main border chart of words and the little July Warm Wooly Welcome Sheep. For the next year-ish, every 8 weeks, we get two more Wooly charts, until we finish with all 12, the border and a secret bonus design as well. August's shipment will contain August and September, October's Shipment will contain Oct and Nov... and so on.
Cute little designs, each finishes about 4 x 4, and comes with an embellishment of some sort. Amy's recommended fabric is 20ct Weeks Dye Work's Morris Blue - making the entire piece finish about 14 x 15. If you want it smaller - no problem - light blue fabrics are plenty!
The trick with this series is that the thread color key is only on chart #1 - the one that shows the placement of lettering for all 12 sheep. So.... this is an all-or-nothing-thing... all 13 charts at $10 each. We're offering the set on auto-ship... that's the best way to collect and not miss any of them.
Little Mean Green Fabric Clips and Mini Clips by Clover
The Summer 2020 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine is Here
Stuffed full of fun cross stitch and festive punch needle projects all with a summery theme... Teresa Kogut, Heart in Hand, Stitching With The Housewives, and Barbara Ana are among the 17 designers featured.
Always a treat to page through... the decorating ideas in here are fun, too! Heavy paper, glossy pictures, full-size templates and patterns, it's very well presented. Light on the ads, heavy on content!
Princess Elliana from Mirabilia
Something fun has arrived from Mirabilia - Princess Elliana - a most colorful creature! One of Elliana's claims-to-fame is that she uses all the 35 newest colors of DMC floss that were released a few years ago in the gold collector's tin. Colors 1 through 35... do you have them? (She actually calls for a total of 63 DMC colors.) Well, this delightful creature is stitched on the prettiest shade of Peaceful Purple - either 32ct linen, or 16ct aida.
The patterns in her dress are inspired by the delicate floral patterns on the china tea sets at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City! She measures 20 x 11, and is garnished with 10 different shades of Mill Hill glass beads along with pink and peach crystal Treasures. All that classic Mirabilia coloring and shading... I look at the chart and my eyes glaze over... then there are some of you that can stitch these in the car! We have the charts available, both fabric options and the embellishment packet at well.
Back in Stock!
Project Quarantine: Stay Home & Stitch! from With Thy Needle & thread
Look what showed up in our mail this morning! What a fun project to tantalize your stitching fingers and keep your heart happy... Let's Stay Home and Stitch! Stitched on anything you like, the area inside the little hoop is worked over one thread - so keep that in mind when choosing fabric, the satin stitches on the spools of thread will be ok no matter what you use. It finishes approx 3 x 7-1/2 on 36ct.
Brenda sent a really lovely letter with the shipment... she is donating $1.00 for each of these patterns sold to Center for Disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund. The donations to this fund will support non-profit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those working with the most vulnerable populations. Areas of emphasis include helping health-care workers with purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other protective equipment, supporting quarantined and vulnerable individuals, and hygiene promotion campaigns to limit the spread of the virus.
Prosperity and Simplicity
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has released her #5 and #6 of the 2020 set of small Fragments in Time. Her annual set of 3 x 3 pin cushions, this year's set features burnt reds, denim blues and a mustard gold... and they all celebrate virtues.
Offered as individual small cards, you can choose whichever singles are your favorites or collect the complete sets, which Beth Ann has been creating for 4 years!
Santa is Arriving Early this Year!
Our 37th Annual Prairie Schooler Santa blew in here via the North Wind!
Always the same size, always the same colors, always the same charming personality, always LOVED every year!
Fern Ridge's Beaded Bracelets!
Here are super-simple Peyote Beaded bracelets by Pat and Peggy of Fern Ridge Collections. Everybody always 'gets' the easy beading part of their fobs... so here are the fobs - only skinnier and much longer! Each beaded band is just about an inch in width, and the ends are literally sewn together around the gorgeous silver sliding closure piece.
The complete kits contain all the beads, thread and little charms dangling from the design. If you aren't a 'bracelet gal' - just loop these around the strap of your tote bag, or make them as flat ornaments for your Christmas tree!
Everyone's Uncle has joined this little group this week! The blue bead background is a rich denim blue... he's just the cutest!
Lions, Tigers & Trims! A Lady Dot & Erica Michaels Sewing Roll Collaboration!
OHhhh.... We took a fun class at Market that earned us the opportunity to bring you this LIMITED and EXCLUSIVE Sewing Roll Project!
Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My is a charming case project stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Helix Linen using Weeks Glacial Melt hand-dyed flosses. Erica Michaels did the designing - pretty borders, pin cushions and pockets, along with cute design details all over everything! Lady Dot did the finishing materials. Lois has a new color - Polar Ice - and all the finishing components of velveteens, balls, ribbons, lace - everything coordinates with the gorgeous linen and threads.
You will get the extensive chart pack, full trim package, linen and flosses in your kit.
AS A BONUS: I put Finisher-Extraordnaire-Mona into the class at the show... and now Mona will be teaching and helping you assemble this in a ONE-DAY Optional Finishing Class! Saturday October 17th, 2020, from 10am to 5 pm, our little Shed shed room will be bursting with you busy stitchers! Space is LIMITED for this additional add-on class! You can purchase JUST the chart and all materials, and do this all yourself... OR ADD ON Mona's class too! Order everything now... and start your pre-stitching! We anticipate shipping this kit in August. We are waiting on a shipment of the Picture This Plus hand-dyed linen you need!
NOTE! We may reschedule this event. We'll be in touch with registrants.
Three New Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
Sweet Land of Liberty from Blackbird Designs
Freshly Reprinted by Blackbird!
We loved this book the first time around. It even had a reprint of In Full Glory - a very favorite Reward of Merit that had retired! Lots of pages (24), beautiful pics by Alma... we're glad to see it again!
Blackbird's Summer, Autumn & Winter Have Been Reprinted!|
Here is our shop model from years ago - we have always loved this set of 3 leaflets by Blackbird!
All joined together in our model are Summer - on the left with the strawberries, Autumn - the middle section, and Winter - the right-hand panel.
In Friendship's Way from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma have re-leased this gorgeous book - 40 pages - featuring 12 small designs with a friendship theme. As always, Alma's stunning photography is throughout the book and just turning the pages like a story book is delicious!!!
They begin with a pin cushion in a wire basket, next a lovely bird perched atop a painted and waxed paper mache box. Next is another topper for a wooden box... then a set of six stitched strawberries dedicated to friends, that are showcased in a 4 x 6-ish inch wooden and glass box. There is a framed sampler, and finally a button box that is actually the SAME box as used in Casting a Spell.
It turns out that ALL THESE FUN FINISHING PIECES ARE AVAILABLE at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns... so they are inexpensive, available, and really easy to transform! (They even give you the stock numbers of the items!) Gorgeous, soft designs, pretty hand-dyed fabrics and flosses... I LOVE, LOVE it!!!
New Springtime Arrivals from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia sends her love via new cross stitch charts! She says everyone needs a little Spring in their stitching right now. Each is presented as a chart, and for a limited time, we have silk packs available for them - as an option.
from Lindy Stitches
*Oh my darling it's true... beautiful things have dents and scratches too.* What a fun little piece! Even though the urn is broken and the fence is a bit crooked, the bird has found a lovely place to be!
Finishes approx 9-1/2 x 12 on 36ct... actually fairly good sized. Coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks over-dyed flosses.
We have 16 beautiful new arrivals by Marjorie Massey.
Even though she's French... we can still read the chart symbols and our familiar DMC color numbers! (Her chart titles are very confusing and numbering is not consistent, so we'll try to do our best labeling them in our mouse-overs and dropdowns!) All are available in chart format, very clear, colored graphs. Remember, you can change colors and fabrics - it's YOUR stitching!!!!
Cute 'Postcards' from your Travels! from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Open Road Abode's cute little campers go all over the USA! What a fun reminder of the travels that lay ahead of us! This is a fun little collection of campers - all of them finish about 4 x 6 in size. Stitch them in one color - or go through your stash and find some colors you like. They are meant to be cute and quick. Fun to frame with trip pictures, or hang 'em in your camper!
Open Road has a whole collection of National Parks and cute RV designs... you'll see 16 more like these on her page, along with a few larger cabin designs as well. There are 7 offerings that are actually 'postcards' - small charts on postcard sized cardstock. Pictured above are 3 of them... click through to see the rest. Summer IS coming!
Another Year Creeps By
from Ink Circles
This is a delightful set of crooked little mandalas by Ink Circles - look closely - all Halloween-themed! Originally published as 12 monthly charts, this is the entire collection stitched as one. Tracy named each 3-1/2 inch panel - try to identify them! A Bone to Pick, A Little Batty, Amazing Ginsu, Black-Eyed Susan, Boxelders, Calamari Breath, Head Case, Ride This One Out, Rosy Outlook, Squash Watch, Sum of Your Fears, and Time for One More Stitch.
You can make individual pin cushions, or use the border and join them all together - the whole thing measures about 10 x 13 on 40ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons or DMC, it's really a very fun piece!!!
Birds and Animals for the Seasons - I Colori delle stagioni #3 and #4
We have come across two set of designs - Birds and Animals for the 4 Seasons - that are charming! From Serenila di Campagna, they come from Italy, and include the seasons charted in English, French and Italian.
The animals one features a cat, squirrel, geese and rabbit... each abut 90 x 50 in stitch count - without their seasons' name below.
The birds are about the same size. I believe all are stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen, and they are coded for tons of luscious DMC colors! Stitch them together as long pieces, or simply the smaller animals.
Some Dramatic Pieces from Autumn Lane Stitching
Here are 4 designs that are coded for DMC floss, but beg for some fun metallics to be added in - by YOU!
New Scissors Arrivals from WASA of Solingen, Germany!
We have always carried a wonderful selection of luscious embroidery scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany, but we have a fresh shipment to show off! Friendly competitors with our DOVO friends... both companies operate in the famed 'Solingen Region' of Germany, and just like the registered name of "Kona Coffee" they cannot SAY they are Kona if they do not manufacture the coffee in the famous region of Hawaii, or Solingen Steel, if they are not from Solingen!
Fun New Arrivals from Thistle's Liezbeth... all the way from The Netherlands!
Anna Ohman 1873
from Lila's Studio
By Lila's Studio, this is an adaptation of an antique sampler found at an estate sale in Illinois... probably stitched in Sweden.
Lila had to fix the top band, and chose Classic Colorworks Used Brick (3 skeins) for her piece which features an eagle adorned with maple leaves and surrounded with an oak leaf border. Just beautiful, it measures 158 x 156 in stitch count. Presented as a chart.
Stacy Nash Primitives has Several New Designs
Charts with Pins from PuntiniPuntini
When I think of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter... I think of carrots and clovers, picnics at the beach, leaves and acorns, and snowmen! Paola from Puntini Puntini has 4 cute little pillow designs coded for DMC floss that finish only 3 x 7 each on 32ct. She has included two of her hand-made clay buttons in each season's chart, and offers an awesome collection of CHARMING hand-made pins and buttons to garnish them even more - if you want! Even if you pass on these charts, her pins and buttons are Over-The-Top-Cute and very detailed. Enjoy!!!
Quakers in Holland and France from Tempting Tangles
I show my ignorance of World History by wondering if Quakers were IN Holland and France... but we liked these colorful designs... so we ordered them! So... separate the Quaker motifs from the charming city and country landscapes if you want - or NOT! Designed by Tempting Tangles, each measures 168 stitches square - so 10-1/2 inches on 32ct. Coded for Silks or DMC, Deborah has captured the charm of Amsterdam with those tall skinny houses, the canals, and the charming windmill from the countryside.
I love the 'shadows' in the background - like the houses just behind on the next street over. In France, you get villages in Provence, the rivers, the winerys, and of course Paris! Did you notice the Quaker motif made out of bicycles... or the one with the rooster?
Mountain View Bay
from By the Bay Needleart
Harbor Haven and Serenity Harbor IN MINIATURE! (well almost!) By the Bay's Donna Bayliss has released this fun piece that measures a mere 9 x 7 in size. It has her same design flavor and personality as the huge Serenity Harbor and Harbor Haven patterns we have... without the other 11 patterns and lifetime-stitching-committment.
Worked on 28ct Star Sapphire linen, don't you just want to LIVE in this picture? Coded for 24 shades of DMC, it's delightful, and offered as a single chart!
Chessie & Me's Newest Things are Here!
Three Birds & a Bee from AB Designs
Quite the cute little things, stitch a fat bird or bee, and perch it somewhere unexpected! AB Designs has 4 new, small charts for these cute guys - each finishes about 3 x 4 in size. They are stitched on small pre-made 18ct white Aida 'birds.' Stitch them, then sew together the bottoms, and they're done!
Really a cute idea, if you are an over achiever - you can stitch both sides of them - but right now, they are shown with stitching on one side. We've included the bird fabric piece with each chart.
Jenny Bean The Parlour Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler
Shakespeare's Peddler began designing this sampler several years ago... and has finally finished it! Jenny Bean is her imaginary young girl in Early America - we have the date of 1824 on here. Designed and released in 8 different parts over the years, we now have all the pieces and parts and can send you any or ALL of them! This delightful sampler tells about jenny's life, her surroundings, her beliefs, and at the bottom, we see her school, town and home.
The piece measures 810 x 170 - so on the recommended 36ct Picture This Plus Wren Linen, it finishes 45 x 9-1/2 inches in size. If you can't picture that - please refer to Our Mona - who is graciously 'modeling' next to the framed piece! We have several different counts and colors of fabric that this will look great on... every option will require a 1/2 yard cut of fabric - linen or Aida.
If you have been collecting this, you are probably missing parts 7 and 8 - (they will ship to our Auto-stitchers this week) but as I said, we can ship whatever parts you need! We love the finished piece... and love that 'Modeling Mona!!'
Bunny Tails, Just a Few Flakes from Val's Stuff
It depends where in the world you are right now - you might be getting a little warm spring weather - or a couple of inches of snow! So... something for everyone by Val's Stuff! We also have 2 more Halloween designs that are new - so click the pic to visit them al on our inside pages! Val's kits all come with 14ct perforated paper, the backing felt and necessary embellishments shown on her designs. You supply regular DMC floss from your stash - nothing earth shattering color-wise, just basics... but she does have conversions to hand-dyeds if you'd rather use those.
Magnetic Needle Tins & Matching Stitch Dots from Zappy Dots
Here are 6 fun needle cases with matching needle minders... all magnetic, which stitchers love!
Great stitcher gifts, three of these feature designer artwork on them.
Measuring about 1 x 4 inches in size, the top slides off to reveal lots of room for needles and threaders, pills, little mints... a few spare charms for loose coins... whatever you need to keep track of and contained!
Christmas Square Dance
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is beginning a new 12-part series of little 2-1/2 inch squares - each one featuring a different and fun thing about Christmas! We saw all 12 designs stitched together as well as singly at the Spring Needlework Market and THEY ARE SUPER CUTE! You're going to want this 4-part set of small charts. The first one is here now - the other three charts will release in April, June and August 2020.
Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha linen, each bitty square mentions a word and little motifs - so we begin with Home, Sweets and Wrap. They are small enough for ornaments, you can join them all together for one larger piece or even make the individual flat stand-ups or little bricks. Our Auto-ship includes the charts only. You decide on fabrics - Cecilia even had them stitched over two on 18ct linen - cute too!
Ronnie Rowe's Pen & Ink Cross Stitch Collection
Stunning and sophisticated, Ronnie Rowe's artwork is 'single pixels' - placed just so - to create these awesome designs! (Actually ALL cross stitches are single pixels, but since we don't usually see them arranged this way in one color, our eye doesn't see that so much.) Stitched on any white fabric you wish, he uses only DMC #844 gunmetal gray to stitch his designs. (You can use any color you want, as well.) So appropriate in an office, library or family room setting, they are lovely, and presented as charts.
The White House measures 300 x 400 in stitch count - it is am impressive 25 x 17 on 18/36ct... or 32 x 22 on 14ct.
Mount Rushmore measures 300 x 220 - finishing 17-ish x 12 on 18/36ct.
Lady Liberty measures 200 x 300 - again about 12 x 18.
Birthday Bluebirds Biscornu from Just Nan
We're still celebrating our 35th Silver Needle Anniversary this winter - even though I think we're nearing Year 36!
Just Nan has presented us with a commemorative Biscornu design - exclusive to Silver Needle! Stitched on 32ct Raw linen with 9 shades of DMC floss, our precious cushion features very sparkly flowers, birds and scatterings of beads against a snowflake of lacy white. Just 3-1/4 inches square, each side is stitched - but different. One side has 4 tiny bluebirds tucked amidst its blossoms, while the other side has my initials and tiny 35 stitched on there. (LL - because she did it for me, and like Silver Needle I was 35 at one point!) There is an alphabet included in case you want to personalize this your way.
Nan has featured petite beads of pearl, silver, gold and rose crystals, silver bugle beads, and silver triangle beads to garnish the 8 corners. There are two brushed rose gold heart beads tufted into the cushion centers... but the best part is the tiny little rose gold bluebird - a Just Nan Charmbead perched in a pearl-topped pin that you can poke in anywhere you like best! Pretty pinks, blues and whites, we love it! Presented as Nan's chart with all the necessary and special embellishments and Charmbead and 2 cuts of 32ct Raw Linen. DMC flosses are separate (set of 9) if you need them.
We're taking RESERVATIONS now for a mid-to-late March Delivery... We LOVE our Birthday Present from Nan!
Have you seen the cute petite little ceramic cupcake holders at Hobby Lobby? They have pink and blue - several colors actually - and we've perched our Birthday Biscornu on one to show you how CUTE they are with it! They let you elevate your cushion just a little to really show it off!
Native Americans from Ronnie Rowe
This piece speaks volumes! Stitched with Ronnie Rowe's favorite gunmetal DMC color of 844... you'll get to add 3072 to that image on the right to make it appear farther away, and then add a teeny bit of 3758 baby blue for that awesome sky!
Measuring 320 x 480 in stitch count, your fabric choice will dictate the finished size. Such a great piece, it'll finish approx 23-ish x 34 on 14ct... but could be only 8 x 12 over one on 40!
We have a fresh shipment of Ronnie's Cat's Eyes and Dog Portraits... they have been favorites for years! Click through to the inside page to see them all.
Presenting the Bride and Groom Sugar Skull Style! from Satsuma Street
If you've ever seen the movie *Coco* these will make you smile. Super colorful... you DO have to have the right couple to appreciate these... but they ARE fun, and really unique!
Stitched on white 14ct perforated paper, they finish approx 3 x 4 in size. The kits include the paper, chart, flosses, beads and colorful sequins, and the bride even has a bit of tulle for her veil! Too Darn Cute!
The Nutcracker Suite Ornament Collection from Satsuma Street
These are positively enchanting - just like their story! Jody Rice's set of 8 paper ornaments are stitched on metallic 14ct perforated paper - the Snow Queen and Mouse King are on silver - the rest are on gold. Each measures approx 2-1/4 x 5 inches, and is stitched with DMC floss. Every one is garnished with glass beads and sequins - I see some snowflakes and flowers in them... so between the shiny paper and the glistening beads and those sequins, these really sparkle!
Super colorful, these look stunning on your Christmas Tree because they are lightweight and can hang on the tips of the branches or where-ever your twinkle lights will catch them. The kits come with a huge, gorgeous color chart, the flosses, beads, sequins, needle and good instructions for sewing on the beads and finishing.
Next, The Halloween Collection from Satsuma Street
These are just as cute and festive as the Nutcracker Collection... absolutely bursting with color and personality! They are done on 14ct Black Perforated Paper - which is actually pretty easy to see! For a change - you can work on black and SEE IT! Varied shapes and sizes, they are all in the 2-1/2 to 4-inch neighborhood. The Pumpkin King Nutcracker is done on silver metallic paper and he's 5 inches.
Each is stitched with DMCs of chartreuse/apple green, brilliant oranges, bright aqua, gorgeous purples, and deep fuscias. Totally yummy colors! The are garnished with glass beads and sequins in just the right places to make the designs 'pop!' Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads, sequins, needles and instructions for sequin-and-bead-attachment and finishing. It'll be hard to choose favorites!
Baby It's Cold Outside
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Isn't this a sweet little winter bird? He looks all puffed up to stay nice and warm! Marie Driskill's newest design is stitched on 32ct Storm Linen by Picture This Plus and finishes just 4 x 4.
She's used 33 different DMC shades in here, so you'll be busy with this one! She says this companions her other Winter Bird - When Cardinals Appear (about halfway down our Blackberry Lane page).
Samplers you can stitch for Knitters, Spinners and Wool-Lovers! from October House
October House is a new designer for Silver Needle. She has lots of cute designs - lots feature a knitting theme, so we Cross Stitchers can finally STITCH something for our favorite knitter! Everything comes in a chart pack... coded for DMCs or hand-dyed flosses and wools. Exceptionally cute stuff... here we go! Four Are pictured here - there are 5 more on her new page, so make sure to click through to see those as well!
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has designed this CHARMING Department Store all decorated for Christmas Holiday Sales! It is absolutely enchanting... stitched with gold metallic and everything!
Finishing about 13 x 15 on 30ct Parisian Gray linen, it uses 8 skeins of 7 different DMC colors along with 20 skeins of 8 different Classic Colorworks hand-dyed shades. We get shop windows of a train, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, the toy department, the stuffed animals and even the bakery. Love it, love it!
New Hand-dyed Flosses, including Weeksand Weeks Pearl 5
We have them all bundled together in sets for you... or you can purchase via their little clicky boxes on their own pages. Getting them NOW while they are together and new is really the best though.
New Blackbird Designs Arrivals!
Sewing Club -- This is Blackbird at their finest! It is a 60-page book stuffed with 16 projects they have taught at various events and exclusive designs previously released as Club Pieces for shops. Bags, drums, box tops, pin cushions, framed pieces... there are pictures galore along with the charts. Finishing and assembly instructions are also in here... it's such a pretty publication!
New Designs from Mani Di Donna
Mani di Donna's Newest has come home from Market with us. Really cute!
Sweet Finch, Rose Bouquet and Token of Love from Samplers Not Forgotten Samplers Not Forgotten has a trio of pretty pin cushion designs that are presented in kit format.
Liberty Hill Farm
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has a CHARMING pair of patriotic designs that she has finished into little round stand-up cushions - Pin Drums. Worked on 32ct Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof Linen, these are stitched with a special pack of Sulky Threads. When you have stitched these two pieces... you'll STILL have enough thread left to stitch Hand's On's Memorial Day piece!! The girls planned their designs this way - and best of all the thread set is only $16.00!
The larger drum is 159 x 64 - and the smaller is 159 x 51. Super-duper-darn-cute... we even ordered the limited edition flower-pin packs to make those three pins poking from the tops! (I think those are little flower-shaped bits of wool that Cathy Habermann has done!) Love those bright colors... go check out Memorial Day, as well!
Yellow Warbler Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
Paula from Crossed Wing Collection has designed her 4th stitched bird nest with coordinating scissor fob! The biscornu-shaped cushions are replicas of each birds nest - complete with their eggs stitched over one thread... AND they are stitched on both sides, so the bottom of the cushion looks like the bottom of the nest.
You are stitching 4 x 4 pieces and joining them together to make that unique shape that really DOES resemble a bird nest! The matching fob features the little bird - this one is a Yellow Warbler. Absolutely exquisite, all 4 of the different birds are presented in leaflet format... Chipping Sparrow, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and Cardinal. We've seen these nests stitched - they are enchanting!
New Designs from The Scarlett House
Here from the show! Tanya has 4 more PLUS her collaboration with Heartstrings Samplery. We have them all.
Celebrate from Teresa Kogut! - WOW!
This is a special collection of 15 designs Teresa has done to celebrate her 15 years of Cross Stitch designing!
All we have to show at the moment are her computer-generated images - but they are a pretty good sneak peek!
The book is wire-bound, and I imagine quite a treat to behold. She promises a Punch Needle Celebrate Book to follow this April!
Teresa Kogut has New Punch Needle Designs
Then the Punch Needle Patterns! All of Teresa's come with the punching fabric.
(Note: when you click on these images, you'll be taken directly to the Punch Needle section of Teresa's page.)
New Releases from Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks
Previews of the New, from The Blue Flower... Huckleberry Farm, Summer Squirrel & Summer Acorns
Jeannine of Blue FLower has announced some of her new designs.
Gingerbread Mittens & Reindeer in Flight from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane has some darling mitten ornament charts that are just precious!
For a limited time, our charts from the recent market are coming with actual little metal mitten clips. When our first shipment runs out, no more clips will be included. We hear they are available at Hobby Lobby, so if your chart doesn't include them, HL is the place to find more!
Yes, there's even MORE!
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