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Some December Winter Treats from Shepherd's Bush
Chalk Full #4 - Snowy from Hands On Designs Arrives December 19-ish
The next 'seasonal Mason jar' design, Snowy, is on the way to us. My favorite isn't the jar design... it is always the bonus pin cushion Cathy includes!
Stitched on any charcoal-colored fabric (there are several count options available on the market) these will all finish approx 4 x 6. Cute in a little chalkboard frame! The pin cushion features Lady Dot ribbon trim and Just Another Button Co Pins - both trim and pins are available from us separately.
Enjoy the flavor of the season, the cute finishing, with a little less stitching! We expect to ship out our auto-ships late that week.
Frosty's Night Out from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma's latest leaflet features Barb's charming vision of a cheerful Frosty Snowman! He is stitched on Murky hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus, and measures just 4-1/2 inches in size. You can make him into a perky drum shape, or a flatter pin cushion shape, nothing is set in stone.
The book includes, though, a super cute paper mache' HAT BOX finishing treatment. The box comes from Hobby Lobby (# given in the book), and Blackbird supplies pictures and finishing details to make that cute finish. We love the colors of Weeks hand-dyeds in here, we love that little Frosty face... just all of this!
Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani Di Donna
Simona has designed another darling music box. The three-piece set begins with a scissor case. Included with the chart is a gorgeous beaded fob and pearl beaded handle for the case. Next, there is a stitched needlebook to match the round box.
THEN... you stitch the Santa and sleigh design that wraps into a 3-inch-ish diameter box. The tree on top is made of wool, it is the lid for the box, and it spins around when the music is playing.
Want to see it play?
Inside the box, there is an old-fashioned cranking-handle musical movement (not one of those icky electronic ones!)Stitched on Weeks 32ct Cocoa Linen with DMC flosses, the chart has lots of finishing and assembly photos for all the pieces. So, included with the chart, you get the musical movement and the two beaded decorations for the scissor case.
Anne Tong and Isabella Uffindell's 1829 and 1835 Samplers are being reprinted!
Nicola from Hands Across The Sea is presenting these gorgeous samplers - we expect them around the end of December. Both girls were 10 years old when they stitched their samplers, and the original pieces are still together after almost 200 years!
Beautifully charted and presented, Nicola always includes pages and pages of history about the stitchers and the 'flavor of the times' when the samplers were stitched.
(I hate to call her patterns 'leaflets' because they are so much more than that. Multiple pages, beautiful photography, colored charts, and all that history!) Breathtaking samplers presented so elegantly by Hands Across the Sea!
A Merry Christmas Samplerfrom La-D-Da and Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow from Abby Rose
The Quilt Shop - #19 of Little House Needleworks' Hometown Holiday!
We thought this fun series finished 3 patterns ago, but this charming little shop arrived in our shipments today! Diane Williams' 19th in this small town series of businesses... each edition has been slightly different in size, always cute on building detail... trees are all different, lots to look at in each tiny scene.
The idea has been to stitch each individually and finish them into flat or block-shaped stand-ups so you can line them up on a window sill or mantle. All are still available, every one is pictured ... so choose them all, or just a few favorites!
Newest Reprints by Prairie Schooler
Tons of Fun from Heartstring Samplery
Beth Twist has been releasing all sorts of unique and creative designs these past several weeks.... float your mouse over the individual images to see their names.
Christmas the Cross Eyed Cricket Way with Sophia's Scotties and Over The River!
Vicki Hastings continues to deliver us the most charming designs... her first needlework market (to be a designer) was in September of 1983, and it was MY first market as a new cross stitch shop - I was checking out the industry to open the Silver Needle! Up to books #347 and 348... she draws ALL of her designs, colors them, and THEN charts them to dazzle!
New Treats from The Blue Flower... Sleeping Bee & Winter Valentine
Jeannine McGowan has another glorious bee design to companion her Quilting Bee design... this one is kind of a 'winter' bee... it has snow on the hive and evergreens loaded with berries in the background. Stitched on 40ct linen, it will fit into an 8-inch round opening, and is stitched with both Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed cotton flosses. Soft buttery golds, winter whites and luscious dark evergreen colors.
Winter Valentine features two love-birds in the snow. Cardinals, add the mistletoe if you want! This measures 105 x 77, so would be about 5 x 7 on 32ct. It's stitched with regular DMC floss - but two different colorways are presented, as well as the sweet sentiment!
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We're cutting it close this month with our November Secret Needle Night project. (December's - like Santa - is on the way!) I did a pine sprig across the top... a row of 4 sparkly glass balls, and a peppermint stick along the bottom. You can finish this 4 x 7 little piece into a flat-fold, or make a cute little drum - you have enough fabric to make more height to your little drum if you like that look better. Mona trimmed ours with itty-bitty red garland!
Our kit contains the chart, 18ct Natural Linen, all the perles, metallics, and velvets for stitching, along with the garland beads. Mona's finishing kit is separate and optional to make either the flat fold or stand-up drum, and she supplies the retro aqua velvet, pretty pins, garland, and all the necessary pieces, parts and instructions for your finish.
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here is Shakespeare's Peddler's newest reproduction sampler - Hannah's Sampler. Theresa found the original in terrible condition, but could tell she loved the leafy border and the charming farmhouse - next to the brick wall - covering that little babbling brook. Very pretty colors of reds and greens in here, the row of diamonds below the alphabet are done with Rice Stitch. Those bricks in the wall and the waves in the water are all loosely placed in the original... so neat... you can do that too. Stitched on 36ct Weeks Straw Linen with silks (Gloriana, Needlepoint Inc and Au Ver a Soie) or DMC, it measures a generous 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 in size.
Teresa came to Tulsa for a weekend retreat in our new 'She Shed' Stitching Room... and presented this sampler as our Silver Needle exclusive. (Our class included three small take-out designs from this charming piece... so the weekend was really a treat.) 'Raggamuffin #3' refers to her third antique reproduction piece that came from a really ratty, mangy, and damaged sampler that just needed a little love! So... Hannah's original sampler as well as her reproduction now hang happily at our shop... and she'll be here for years to come!
Do You Hear, Hark & I Saw from Shepherd's Bush
Do you remember these? Here are three re-prints of Shepherd's Bush's 2011, 2013 and 2014 ornaments that appeared in the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issue Magazine! This means that you might already HAVE these charts... but then there is the question of FINDING them... in case of the need to stitch!
Presented on 5 x 8 card stock, each has a little clay embellishment that we are including (you probably never got those as they released.) Each is stitched on 30ct Weeks Parchment and finishes approx 3 x 3.
Antoinette Curera 1862
from Reflets de Soie
Isabelle's newest reproduction sampler is here... I just cannot pass these by! Measuring 388 x 304 in stitch count, it will finish approx 21 x 19 on 36ct, and can be stitched in silks or DMC cotton floss. The border is glorious... the flowers are all the same... but not one IS the same!
The 5 motifs in the center consist of an elegant swan, two country cottages, and a pair of lavish florals. But your eye is drawn right to that center bird! Not for every house, not for every stitcher... but wow... all of Isabelle's like this one are stunning! Presented as the leaflet with the option of silks presorted and tied on Reflet's pretty thread cards.
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - the 2019 Christmas Mega-Issue
This is always quite a treat to get... and since it is a limited-in-publication magazine... it WILL sell out like all its predecessors. 30 Projects this time around, presented on 114 glorious, thick, colorful glossy pages.
You get 17 Punch Needle projects - some incredible sculpted finishing on Santa and his reindeer - and 13 Cross Stitch charts. All Christmassy and Wintery, everything is beautifully presented with lots of great pics. You cannot go wrong with ANY issues of this publication!
Charming New Releases from Plum Street Samplers
Due in the Shop by Thanksgiving, all are charts and all use various hand-dyed linens and cotton flosses. YUM!
New Designs by Chessie & Me's Linda Lautenschlager - Small Christmassy & Wintery Primitives!
Upcoming Releases from Hands On Design: Due in the Shop November 25th
Your 2020 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days is here!
By Needlework Press, these are just the neatest journals to have and use! Each year (only till December-ish - she sells out of these every year by then), Vicki presents a 12-month calendar embellished with a few needlework motifs and lovely thoughts. The emphasis is on the two facing pages of each month.
Each day has space for you to record stitching hours, keep track of your stitching events and trips calendar, or maybe your excursions to the best needlework shops! You can keep your shopping and wish lists in here... you can store notes about what your friends want... future stitching schedule (some of you DO have a definite stitching/finishing goal schedule!) Log addresses for websites and contacts for friends, keep track of projects and their start and finishing dates, ANYTHING you want to remember about your stitching!
Have you tried the new Ball Point Needles? Now Available in #26 and #28, Too!
By Sullivans, these little babies are really DIFFERENT! They actually have a tapered tip, with a tiny ball point on the end. That little ball glides over your fabric threads and goes right into the holes easier than a regular tapestry needle! Then, because of the funny-shaped tip... if you want to use them to rip out stitches, that tip grabs your threads very easily!
Offered in packs of 2 needles, each... we had only the #24's, but #26 and #28 have now arrived. Get a pack, see what you think!
Snow Village - Skate and Sled Shop
from Country Cottage Needleworks
This is part two of Country Cottage's new Snow Village series. The skates in the window are on stands - they aren't cakes!!!
Your clue is the shop name and the little sled perched perched against the building outside! Just cute, a small chart. Our composite pic on the auto-ship page shows you this design progression.
Away We Go
from Country Cottage Needleworks
This is super cute! Nikki's newest, this is worked on 32ct Chalkboard Black fabric. There are quite a few dark charcoal and black-ish fabric options on the market now... so we can find you something that you can SEE on... don't be deterred by this dark background.
Finishing 8 x 6 on that 32... this is coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks floss. I love that little Santa on there! Wouldn't he be cute stitched with just the words below and made into a little drum?
Jim Shore Pint-Sized Figures Ornaments
Artist Jim Shore - presented in Cross Stitch - via Mill Hill. We have six new ornament kits... each finishes approx 4 inches tall. Charted by Mill Hill, they are stitched with DMC floss on 14ct perforated paper and feature smatterings of Mill Hill glass beads for a little sparkle.
Something for everyone... choose the Santas, snowmen or the kitty and puppy! We like these paper pieces because they do not weigh down the tree branches. You can hang them on the very tips of the greenery so they can be seen. Orrrr... try attaching them to a wreath, that's another cute way to display and enjoy!
NEW from Bent Creek
We inspired Elizabeth and Marsha a little when they came this past summer for our stitching event... so we have two new treats from them! We are thrilled to see fun stuff from them again!
The 2019 Shepherd's Bush Christmas Stocking - along with their other cute releases are on the way!
Sugarplum Fairy Mouse & Embellishments
from Just Nan
Expected in around the middle of November, this year's Gingerbread Mouse comes straight from the Nutcracker ballet on tiny gold wings. Sugarplum Fairy Mouse wears a pretty hearts and flowers costume embellished with white pearl and gold crystal beads plus touches of Moonstone #4 Braid. Her headpiece is a combination of 2 pearls and a star, and she carries a star-studded flower wand tied with a wisp of rose floss. Her petticoat is fashioned from a strip of white pom trim glued in place around the button base. And please notice her eyelashes!
Included are 2 colors of beads, gold tail, our signature button for the base, pom trim, fairy wings, stars, pearls and flower sequin. You will need to provide stuffing and 2 straight pins for the head piece and wand. Complete finishing instructions for the mouse are included. Sugarplum Fairy Mouse is stitched on 32 CT Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC and Kreinik 3231 #4 Braid. Design area is 2" X 3 1/2"..
Check our our Tiny Ornaments Auto-Ship if you're interested in having more of these cuties!
Gingerbread Fairy Mouse Stocking & Embellishments from Just Nan
Last year the gingerbread ornament mice asked for a stocking to snuggle inside while hanging on the tree. Sugarplum Fairy Mouse uses hers to rest between performances! This little stocking is just 2 1/2" tall and features flowers and fancy snowflakes. A lovely fairy is adding the finishing touches to a decorated tree with the help of a little gray mouse wearing a pink ribbon.
Quick to stitch and easy to finish, the stocking is backed with tan felt and trimmed with a snippet of white silk ribbon and a gold jingle bell. Stuff the stocking up to the cuff line, then sit the mouse inside. Add a few tiny pins to secure and the mouse is ready to sit in the stocking and still hang by her tail.
Stitched on 32 CT Zweigart Ant. Almond Belfast Linen or 32 CT Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC and Kreinik 202HL #4 Braid. Design area is 2 1/2" X 2 1/2".
Included are 2 colors of beads, tan felt, silk ribbon and a jingle bell plus complete finishing instructions. Stitcher will need to supply lightweight fusible interfacing, stuffing and sequin pins or straight pins to secure the mouse.
Christmas Butterfly Ornament w Painted Butterfly Charm from Just Nan
Our new Christmas ornament features a dazzling hand-painted butterfly resting in the middle of 4 holiday butterflies stitched with DMC and Kreinik #4 Braid. Floral motifs link the butterflies in the corners. The design is framed with a black and white checkered border and accented with gold triangle beads pinned to the corners.
The butterfly charm is painted, glittered and jeweled in a 7-step process. It will sparkle on the tree!
Stitched on 32 CT Zweigart Raw Belfast Linen with DMC and two Kreinik #4 Braids - 202HL and 001. Design area is 2 3/4" square. Included with the color card are the butterfly charm, 4 gold triangle beads for the corners, a gold ring for hanging and finishing suggestions. You will need to provide linen or fabric for the back, 4 applique or straight pins for the corner beads and stuffing.
New Christmas Arrivals from Erica Michaels
Cuore d' Angelo
from Cuore e Batticuore
Look at this precious group of little angels! 5 Girls and 1 boy, each one has different hair, different wings, and a different outfit, but they all have the same charming face, size and shape.
Stitched on 36ct Natural with only 8 different shades of DMC floss... each finishes a little under 3 x 4.
The actual-sized heart-shaped finishing template is included... and I think that the striped cord that is shown is available at Hobby Lobby!
Tiny Blackwork Samplers - Welcome and Alphabet
from The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree has a pair of black and white pieces that are almost the same - basically reversed in direction. With stitch counts of 123 x 74... they finish 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32ct. Choose any single hand-dyed color to stitch these... doesn't matter... but you get about a dozen black glass paillette embellishments, so keep those in mind when choosing colors.
The Alphabet sampler features lettering in the border, the Welcome one says Welcome Friends! Presented as charts with paillette embellishments.
Sparkler in Patriotic Red & Our Flag Does Not Fly..
from The Sweetheart Tree
. A pair of Americana-inspired designs, Sparkler finishes approx 4 inches square and features 13 deep garnet-red glass paillette embellishments. Toss in Algerian Eyelets and Magnifica bead touches... it's a fairly quick stitch. Presented as chart with paillettes.
Our Flag is a tribute to fallen soldiers. The chart measures 94 x 61 and comes with a few pearl embellishments and three red flower beads.
The Canadian Journey Series from Jeannette Douglas
This book is a compilation of Jeannette's first designs - HUGE samplers that celebrated all the different areas of North America. For her 20th Anniversary in business, she has re-done some stitch diagrams, added cool pictures and lots of history and travel trivia, and just made sure that each of these EIGHT samplers is presented perfectly. Charts for all of them are in this book - spiral bound, 107 pages - and thread packs are available for each sampler individually.
Atlantic Seaboard measures 4 x 20. Fleur de Lys Sampler finishes almost 4 x 21. Great lakes Lowland Sampler finishes 4 x 19. Northern Shield has forest friends, Northern Lights - the Polar Caps, Prairie West, Rocky Mountain Sampler, and finally Pacific Rim... all of these are incredibly full of geographic details, pretty thread colors, awesome stitches, and Jeannette's personality! So... if you love to travel, or love parts of the US and Canada, and are delighted with fun specialty stitches and exotic threads, get this book!!!
Three New Designs from Jeannette Douglas Designs
A pair of Halloween Designs
from Pine Berry Lane and Scattered Seed Samplers
Madame Chantilly for Halloween and Christmas!
Gosh, these designs are cute! We struggle with great pictures of the stitching though, because the covers are lovely, but pale in color. You'll be able to see them a lot better if you click through, and then click on the individual images to see the larger versions.
Couldn't Scare a Crow and U Don't Scare Me from Val's Stuff
Two new seasonal designs by Val's Stuff... these are just the cutest!
Seven New Designs from Brenda Gervais offrom With Thy Needle!
Earrings for Stitchers!
Check out these darling pierced earrings that are perfect for stitchers and seamstresses! Miniature buttons, scissors, spools and sewing machines... each trinket decoration on the earring is about 1/2 an inch in size!
Offered in gold-tone or silver-tone (based on the price I am sure they are not solid gold or sterling), one set includes two spools and two sewing machines. The other set includes the buttons and two scissors. You can mix and match them however you want... both sets come in the silver or gold colors. Wear a button and sewing machine if you want... scissors and buttons, scissors and spools... whatever... I'm sure Santa needs to know about these!
Barbara Ana's *Girls* are Getting Ready for Halloween!
Barbara Ana has a trio of new designs that are actually pretty entertaining when you study them! Can you find the little dangling lizards (I Believe those would be Newts?) Each pic has a cute little cat, and all the pumpkins, vines, dresses, and quilty design elements everywhere add pops of color. Break up some of the motifs and make some individual pin cushions - the cat with the basket of pumpkins is pretty cute... or you could stitch the witch faces on one side of a pin cushion and personalize your friends names on the other side! (depends on your friends, I guess.)
Anyway, presented in three different charts, all are worked on 32ct white. Witchy Pantry finishes about 6 x 6, Three Witches finishes approx 12 x 7-1/2, and Witchy Harvest finishes approx 8 x 6. All are coded for regular DMC floss.
New Pins from PuntiniPuntini
These are the cutest little clay pins that can dress up one of your pin cushions! Handmade polymer clay by Paola Rizzi, they come all the way from Italy. Beautiful shading in the carrots, if you like those - go to her page and see the dozens of detailed miniature fruits, veges and flowers she offers.
The cat and dog pins sets are perfect for the Scarlett House Dog and Cat Hair cushion designs Tanya just released. So detailed, you can COUNT the strings of yarn in that tint ball of yarn!
Christmas Critters from Rachel's of Greenfield
The 2019 set Felt Embroidery Ornaments by Rachel's of Greenfield are here! This year's set features forest animals on small 'woolfelt' mittens and stockings. Each ornament measures about 3 x 4, and is done with small pieces of the felt that you buttonhole stitch together. The complete kit contains the actual sized cutting templates, cutting layout info, threads and embroidery instructions to make all 6 ornaments in the pic.
You can finish them as open mittens and stockings if you wish - that way Santa has more things to fill! We have lots of other cute ornaments sets available - make sure to check them out. Always favorites for an old-fashioned Christmas tree!
New Curly Girl Kits from Mill Hill
"Witty & Whimsical." Everyone loves the Curly Girl artwork! Mill Hill has the cross stitch license for them... so we get charming needlework kits full of DMC floss and Mill Hill beads. Each is stitched on 28ct linen, and finishes about 7 inches square.
from Satsuma Street
Satsuma Street has a fun new stocking design that certainly fits the bill for creative Christmas decor! This happy little guy is bringing tons of Holiday Cheer... he's all dressed up... isn't he cute?
Stitch count is 155 x 237, so he finishes into a 10 x 16 stocking on 14/28ct fabric. The cover pic is worked on a light blue hand-dyed, and it looks perfect. Coded for DMC, the chart doesn't call for any embellishment, but some cute baubles or trims might be really FUN on this! Alphabet is included for personalization across that top banded area.
Cranberry Christmas from Hands On Design
Filled with reds and greens of the season, finish CC as a pillow, stand-up or wall hanging... and you'll still have 3 more ornaments to enjoy! Presented as a chart, this set is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Cocoa Linen with SULKY brand flosses. (DMC conversions are included in the chart.)
The Sulky thread is heavier than regular floss... so you use ONE strand of thread instead of two... just kind of a fun stitching option. The main pillow design measures 75 x 77 - so about 4-1/2 inches square. Ornaments are 3 and 4 inches in size.
Rich, deep colors, Cathy will be using three of the threads in this featured Sulky Thread Set in her next ornament chart - Cool Yule - which releases in October.
Cheerful Things from Sew Much 2 Luv. All presented as charts...
JBW's Christmas 2019 designs are here!
Mr & Mrs Delicious from Lindy Stitches
Just for fun, stitch this pair of pincushion designs and tuck them into your collection of smalls... hide them in that big basket of asst pincushions! If you have a huge basket/tray of stuffed cushions sitting on your counter - nobody can resist playing with them. Then, they actually READ them... and HERE are Mr and Mrs Delicious!
Each finishes just under 5 inches square on 32ct... stitched with various hand-dyed cottons or DMC floss... just cute! Thanksgiving is coming!!!!!!
Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST design! It's a whole little barnyard of animals all dressed up for Halloween! Presented in 5 single charts, each 4 x 4 design - stitched on any neutral 32ct - can be stitched alone, or joined together with a Halloween Hoedown banner border.
The whole piece measures 16 x 5. (That border chart is offered Free - details inside each of these charts.) Anyway, we get Moo-Ella DeVil, Ewe Witch, Cluck Cluck Boo, Bat Pig and Captain Black Mane. All charted for DMC floss... I don't know which section is my favorite!
Happy Halloween and White Christmasfrom Sara Guermani
Sara Guermani has a couple of new charts that caught our eye...
Due in The Shop September 26th-ish!
Heart in Hand's 4th and final Square Dance - October, November and December
What a cheerful series this has been... 12 small 3 x 3 block designs. Stitch them all in a long row, or make cushions. Mona's finishing class this summer (We had Heart in Hand's Cecelia as one of our Guest Designers) had them making a re-useable cube with a magnet inside. You make ONE cube, then finish each of the 12 designs as a small FLAT with a magnet finished inside. Then, change out your monthly design because of the magnets! You could even do this treatment at an Easel Stand-up option, and you could make your original cube with different coordinating fabrics on each side, and turn it to a different side for a different look if you wanted. Anyway, Square Dance comes as a set of 4 charts, and this finishes the set.
from Heart in Hand
The final in this 4-season set, the checkered cardinal cheers a snowy winter scene. Designed to fit Cecelia's Heartware Bowls and Tarts, all 4 of these designs have been presented in small card format.
A real cute set, we did a couple of them at our Camp Wannasew weekends on 18ct linen and used fun specialty threads!
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - More Colors!
You may have seen the gigantic version of these in fabric stores... but these are HALF that size and measure in at a petite 2 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches in size! White plastic 'tubs' with a colored silicone lining... the little 'flower petal openings' in the silicone waves hold your 3-1/2 embroidery scissors, pens, larger needles, laying tools, even your glasses!!!
The soft silicone just nestles around anything you stick into these, but it pulls right out of the tub so you can wash it, (if you spill your Diet Coke in there by accident!) Just the most handy little table-top caddy, keeps everything right in one place, ready to grab!
Note: navy and gray are no longer color options.
Halloween Calendar by Tiny Modernist
This is a fun piece... each day of the month has its own 32 x 31 square, and all of them feature something different, small and CUTE! Stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue linen - we have some dynamite Picture This Plus hand-dyeds that Praiseworthy Stitches features for all their Christmas and Haunted Houses that would be really cool with this as well. This finishes approx 10-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 32ct.
NOW... WHAT IF... you re-arrange the dates on the days of the week - the 13th of the month doesn't HAVE to be Tuesday. You can make tiny 1 or 2-inch pin cushions out of each different date square. You can make individual stand-up blocks out of each one, you can use the Trick or Treat and Boo boxes and choose 3 more to stitch 5 cubes all in a row - you can do ANYTHING! As cute as can be, this is coded for only 14 shades of regular DMC floss. (Ohhh what about beads and thin metallics and some buttons?)
Pumpkin Patch, Truck and House... The Pumpkin Farm Series
from Shannon Christine Designs
This is a cute three-part set of 4 x 4-ish designs that all go together, so we're offering them as the set.
Coded for DMC floss you can stitch them all in one row, or make a cube - and decorate the three sides that are showing with each of these designs. Just something fun and cute for the season!
The Annual Special Editions of Just Cross Stitch Magazine are Freshly Arrived!|
This year's Halloween issue features 61 different designs -- 27 of them ornament designs, the rest are larger. The teaser pic of the cover has a lot of cute things on it...
Sizzlin' Summertime Carnival
from Tempting Tangles
By Tempting Tangles Designs, we don't see a lot of cute carnival designs, so this caught my eye!
Measuring 144 stitches square, it'll finish 9 x 9 on 32ct. Coded for DMC, it'd be fun to add some beads and metallics to this - it's just a super-happy piece!
Hoot-Owl Halloween from Artful Offerings
This is a cool design. All the graphic shapes - the curve of the moon, the curves of the owl and tree branches, and those round eyes... all accented with the bold vertical stripes on the owl and the horizontal stripes in the moon!
Very simple, with lots of visual impact, this little guy measures about 5 x 5-1/2 and is stitched with DMC or hand-dyeds on Weeks Guacamole linen. He'd make a cute pin cushion, but if you work him on 20ct Week's linen, he could be a couch pillow and measure in at 7 x 8 before you make a gigantic pillow out of him! Presented as a chart.
Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te & Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore
Oh gosh, these are two new and super-cute designs from Italy. Don't feel bad if you cannot pronounce the titles - we can't either! But we CAN understand the DMC numbers in the color key - and that's all you really need.
Joyeux Noel or Merry Christmas from Jardin Prive
This is a charming design THAT YOU CAN STITCH IN ANY COLOR YOU WANT! Worked with one color of your choice (hand-dyeds do really well with these kind of designs), on whatever fabric you want, you can really change the overall effect of the finished piece. Think about natural linen and working this ALL in opalescent, white and gold metallics? What about navy fabric, with all those metallics, or solid shades? How cute to put everything in its proper colorway!
The design is enchanting... you have a lot of possibilities making this your own! Notice they have charted a Merry Christmas greeting for the topper row as well.
New Arrivals for Halloween and Christmas from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia has been busy with a trio of new things... two larger designs that are motif medleys, and another smaller botanical.
Beaded Holiday Ornaments from Mill Hill
Mill Hill's new bauble ornaments for 2019 are here! Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each of this year's designs is a slightly different shape, but all finish the same charming 2 x 3 inches. Completely filled with glistening Mill Hill glass seed beads, they are really fun to stitch and look great on your tree.
I especially like the fact that they weigh basically nothing, so if you are a 'real tree person' you can hang these on the tippy-tips of your branches, and they won't weight down your tree! Presented in complete kits of 14ct paper, DMC floss, needles and Mill Hill glass beads.
Autumn is coming - The Scarlett House Style!
Tanya is sending 4 new designs... and these three just seemed to go together!
Presenting our New FLAX 2019 Nouveau Transitions Collection!
Oh My Gosh... this is MY MOST FAVORITE collection to come through here from these past seasons!!! Textured weaves of black, Ivory and natural linens... we have a tunic, jacket, skirt, pants and a KILLER top!
The tunic is sleeveless - so I am wearing it NOW in the 100 degree heat. The Pullover has long sleeves - so it will be the winter version of my outfit!
Wait till you see it all... we'll try to show some close-up pics of the different fabric textures - just stunning! Kind of on the 'pricey end' of some of our FLAX... remember that you get 20% OFF when you get three or more pieces!!!
The 2019 STICKS are here from Mill Hill
Whimsical designs by STICKS, these are super-colorful and cheerful. By Mill Hill, each is presented as a kit of 14ct perforated paper and loads of DMC floss, along with a few Mill Hill glass seed beads for design garnish.
They all finish 7 x 7, and the frames for them are available as special order. If you are a fabric-lover instead, choose your favorite 14 or 28ct - the correct size for your beads.
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
Paula's third charming bird nest design... this companions the stunning chipping Sparrow and Cardinal Biscornu designs she has done. Presented as the chart, everything is coded for DMC floss. That gorgeous little 3-inch nest is stitched on both sides - the top features the eggs stitched over one thread.
All three designs then feature a beautiful, detailed fob-sized pattern of the nest's bird. I am not a bird-watcher, but something tells me that every bird's nest is different, but recognizable to its species. All three of these designs are just lovely!
Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
Oh my gosh, this is the MOST CHARMING collection of dish towels that you have ever embroidered! By Bareroots... each cotton 19 x 26 towel features a band of cute, seasonal stitching. We have 10, including Patriotic, Christmas, Halloween, Canning Jars, Hearts, Easter Bunnies, Happy Campers (which would be so cute in an RV!)... all sorts of cute themes.
You get the towel, the line pattern to draw onto the towel, the color pic of the stitching, DMC floss, and some rik-rak trim for each end of the towel.
Kind of a retro look... and super fun to give as a gift to anyone who'd like something cute and handmade in their kitchen.. we love these! Click through to see the full set.
Five New Miniature Knotwork Pieces by Teresa Layman
Presenting an enchanting collection of 2, 3 and 4-inch 'rugs.' Each of these are ONLY one strand of DMC floss wrapped ONE time around your needle to make a bitty French Knot. Worked from a line drawing on the fabric - like Punch Needle Embroidery - you are simply 'painting by number' with your tiny knots - tucking them in there next to each other! It sounds awful(!), but these are actually fun to do!
They are presented as the line drawing on the special fabric, and small needles. You'll need DMC floss from your stash. (We had Teresa to Oklahoma years ago for a class on this... and maybe with our new classroom space... it's time for another visit!) Anyway, most frame these... but if you are a doll house lover, you might want them as rugs in one of your houses. (Butttt..... if you start one, and never finish it... make the part you did into a teeny scissor fob. You'll love it for life!)
Did you know Teresa has SOME of her designs charted for Cross Stitch? We've re-organized her page a little and highlighted the Cross Stitch offerings much better than before. She has delightful designs, charts are huge and clear... super cute! When you visit her page, we now have boxes to click ont to take you to either the Knotwork or Cross Stitch!
Teresa Kogut has Five New Designs
Ms Teresa does things in both Cross Stitch and Punch Needle... here are my favorites of her new ones... looks like she's in a Holiday Mood!
Snowy 9 Patch - Complete!
from Annie Beez Folk Art
All nine small parts to this design are now here... our sets are complete! A whole medley of little snowmen doing Christmassy things, they are all stitched on 32ct natural/polka dot Belfast Linen.
Each section measures 3 X 3... stitch them individually or together! Presented as nine separate charts, we have them all, but you can choose any or all that you want!
Ultra Punch Needles are BACK!|
After a stressful discontinuation of these in the Punch Needle Industry... the right people did the right things to get these made again... and back into the market place! Ultra-Punch needles have been around for something like 50 years... definitely a longtime favorite needle. The complete set is presented with the small, medium (installed in the needle), and large tips and two threaders, and very comprehensive 6-page instruction book.
I read through that little booklet - it tells you everything you ever wanted to know (or possibly not!) about the needle, changing tips, threading, fabrics to use and how to transfer designs, the hoops you need, setting the loop length, holding the needle, then... into the actual punching, sculpting, cutting, brushing... whew! It's all there! We also have the three-tip EXTRA sets available, just the three tips - no main needle shaft, no booklet, no threaders.
Set F Ding Ding Mini Cards from The Prairie Schooler
Do you know about these little cards by Prairie Schooler? The teeny little 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 cards they always did promo-charts on when they released new books? Here is Set F - new to us! (Sets A, B, C, & E are still available and pictured on our PS pages. NO Set D anymore!) Little Set F went with books #172 through #199... and it includes three small 37 x 37 stitch count Christmas Ornaments that never were associated with any of their books!
ALWAYS cute things... ANY of these are perfect for pin-cushion exchange projects, fobs, ornaments, nametags, whatever you want!!! Each set consists of 10 small cards with pretty pic on the front, chart on the back.
Mini Mesh Zipper Bags
This seems to be the 'year of pouches!' I found another size and style of zippered pouch to help organize your smaller needlework projects and tools. These little guys measure 5 x 8. They feature TWO pocketed compartments, and TWO zippered closures. I've taken a pic of my hand in each of the pockets... don't know if you can see the difference or not.
The front pocket is clear vinyl on the front. The middle 'wall' and back of the pouch is colored fine mesh. A really nice size for a small project, or just for scissors, candy and tissues! They're lightweight and super-handy to keep little things safe and 'locate-able' in your bigger bags!
Two New colors of our See Your Stuff Pouches
These are super-strong, heavy-duty, very nicely-sized see-through plastic pouches. We carry them in Royal Blue, Brilliant Red, Bright Yellow, Eye-Popping Lime Green, Bright Orange, Deep Purple and now a really pretty Light Blue and a Deep Teal.
Remember, I showed you a pic of the big one holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies a few months ago... well. cookies are long gone, but the awesome pouches remain!
The New 2019 Patriotic Quartet Series from Mill Hill
This will be a favorite series of bead kits! Mill Hill describes their new designs; America is *The Land of the Free,* and *Home of the Brave,* where we are entitled to *Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness* and all these truths are represented with the *Stars and Stripes* of our flag, which we proudly fly.
Kits of 14ct Aida (you can sub 28ct linen or Lugana if you like), DMC floss, Mill Hill beads (not as many as the regular Button and Beaded kits), needles and chart -- each finishes approx 5 x 5 in size. The black frames are available separately. Just really CLASSIC!
Needful Wool Bundles from In the Patch Designs
OHHHH... are these the most luscious and luxurious little bits of gorgeous mill-dyed felted wools! Lovingly dyed in Ohio, USA, we found these awesome little packs of coordinating wools to back your pin cushions and ornaments. But what about lining your sewing cases or needle books? Accenting the fronts of your stitched cushions, or your punch needle pieces? You can even line little boxes and trays with bits of these before you perch a cushion in there... or even cut them into strips and use them like ribbon to garnish! (and of course... good 'ol wool applique works too!!!) Strawberry tops for the Erica Michaels stitched berries?
Anyway... each LIMITED-Edition-for-the-season packet contains 8 different 6 x 13-inch cuts of INTOXICATING textures, weaves, colors, patterns and sometime weights of GORGEOUS wools that all seem to 'play well in the same sandbox together!' Then, to top that off... they've given the little collective bundles cute names... so you gotta have them ALL! I've tried to take pics for you - close up - so you can see the gorgeous 'fabrics' in each bundle. I have absolutely no idea how you will choose your favorites - I bought 'em all, so I didn't have to decide!
The Gypsy Sit Upon
We think these are the COOLEST things! We haven't had them in stock for a few years, but found them again at Market! They are soft plastic pillows - 12 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches thick - designed to make you more comfortable when sitting for long periods (or short, for that matter!). Place one *behind your back* - upper or lower - which ever feels best for you. Then sit comfortably while stitching, quilting, reading, driving, surfing the net... whatever!
Softly inflated flexible disc (deep purple) prevents fatigue and reduces pressure on the tailbone. Helps relieve lower back pain, strengthens core muscles, and improves blood circulation. Nubby texture (see the little nibs all over one side???) allows cooling air flow and promotes improved blood circulation. Durable purple rubberized material remains soft and pliable... 'One Size Fits All!' Comes already inflated, will not deflate.
An Invasion of Pin Cushions!
Oh my gosh, we are overwhelmed with CHARM around here! It's hard not to fall in love with all these little hand-made cuties! Our Primitive Girls are wearing a ribbon that says PINS (even though some look like PMS! - which might be appropriate too!). The cupcakes are topped with beaded and pearl sprinkles... the owls have the cutest little wooly feathers, the penguins have nice fat little behinds, and the piglets --with their pointed ears and curly little tails - are just the best peeking out from everywhere!
Each cushion is hand-made of various fabrics and embellishments. All (except the cupcakes) are filled with sand so they are 'heavy' to your hand. They nestle perfectly where-ever you set them. The cupcakes are in actual silicone baking cups and are a little lighter in weight, as they are filled with poly-fil. Asst fabrics and colors, we'll try not to choose duplicates in any style for you!
NOTE! When you click through to Gadgets page 2, you can click on each pinccushion image and see a much larger one that will show you the color and pattern variations on them.
Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits
Oh wow... these are so colorful and fun!!!!! By Local Farm Girl, these are complete kits to construct these darling donut-sized felted wool pin cushions.
Packaged in a little cardboard berry box, you get the wools for the cushion top, base, and circles, needles of various sizes, hand-dyed wool threads for the stitching, two wool covered buttons (with a coordinating/contrasting button on the bottom side), even the printed freezer paper with templates on it, and iron-on stabilizer for those topping circles... AND 3/4 C of crushed walnut shells for filler! (whew!)
Four different colorways, choose between a restful red and gray combo, the vibrant gold and pumpkin with mossy green, the deep purple eggplant with aqua accents, or that yummy lime one with bright pink and a little soft gray!
Classic Button & Needle Necklace
Oh... I saw these and HAD to HAVE them... this is a 2-1/2 inch round Mexican Pewter round button, and that needle tied on top (it can slide out if you want it to) is 3-1/4 inches long! Featuring a leather necklace cord, which can be adjusted for length... this is a charming piece of jewelry for anyone who does sewing or needlework of any kind!
Extremely limited in availability, I brought some home from a show I attended, and am not sure I will be able to get more. So bright, smooth, pretty and CLASSY, such clean lines, it's a real statement piece!
Presenting Christmas 2019 - The Mill Hill Way!
Look at the new things coming for this season - Super cute and fun!
Snow Globes from Mill Hill
These are the small 3 x 3-ish inch kits that make perfect tree ornaments. This season we're getting a set of mini snow-globes! I'm not sure which one is the cutest!
Presented as the complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart, needles, floss, Mill Hill beads and a little charm. They will be awesome on your tree!!!
The Annual Santa Collection for 2019 - South American Santas from Mill Hill
This is our 21st Annual Set of these!!!!! (That means we now have 63 different International and Sporting Santas!) Every year, we are treated to these paper ornaments that finish approx 3 x 4 inches each. Santa-all-during-the-year! Each kit comes with the 14ct perforated paper, DMC floss and a few Mill Hill beads. If you notice... they all have loopy or fringey beards!
Anyway, these are always fun on your tree because they are lightweight and colorful. Nice to make as gifts for someone who's traveled to the places featured throughout the years or loves the various hobbies of Santa. All the other 20 years of ornaments are still available, and we have them ALL! (We have an Amazon Santa this year... only he isn't holding a shopping box or have a drone flying overhead!)
Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill
For 2019 we have a set of 26 mini-ornaments that are perfect to make into an Advent Calendar or use to decorate a wreath. Finishing only 1-1/2 inches square... each of the three kits contains either 8 or 9 mini designs. Based on the size of the designs, we think these would be PERFECT for young or beginning stitchers. Lots of design options in each kit... lots of individual projects... lots of bang for your buck!
Presenting Annual 2019 Santa
from The Prairie Schooler
Even though Pam and Nancy have stopped designing their leaflets, they do design our favored Santas every year! This marks the 36th year! Same format, size colors and size... after 36 years, you know the drill.
MOST of the other Santas have been re-printed into leaflets of 4 assorted years... we have everything available that is currently in print... it is all pictured on our PS page and organized for you!
QUEEN * BEE from Rovaris of Italy
By Rovaris, we have two more of their fun words to stitch - Queen and Bee. Presented in two different charts, both have bees and crowns in them... they'd actually make a cute pair of stuffed pillows. Each is worked on 32ct natural linen with DMC... Bee is 132 x 48, Queen is 167 x 53.
Each chart comes with a bit of the cotton lace you see dividing the stitching from the finishing fabric, as well a crown or bee charm. Just black, white, golds and browns... they won't take much time to stitch but will make quite the statement on your windowsill, or nestled in that big ol' basket of seasonal pin cushions (you're working on!)
Mill Hill 2019 Winter Holiday and Button & Bead Kits!
Always fun when these are released... Mill Hill kits are always complete kits of chart, perforated paper (14ct), DMC flosses, needles and of course, Mill Hill Treasures or glass beads! The smaller ones make great ornaments, small and lightweight, they really glisten on your tree if they are near a twinkle light. The larger ones make fun doorknob and kitchen cabinet pull hangers. Frame them and put them on an easel, block them for a door stopper!
Buttons & Beads - Two snowman designs... and Llamas! What's up with Llamas this year? They're super festive and cute, decked out for the Holidays! There is a beautiful winter moon over a sleepy village, a pretty package, and a newspaper printer to add to your stitched Christmas Village. Finishing approx 5 x 5.
The Smaller Winter Holiday 2019 Series from Mill Hill
The smaller kits... these all finish about 3 x 3. These make great ornaments. Small and lightweight, they really glisten on your tree if they are near a twinkle light. Magnets are included with the complete kits... in case your refrigerator door is too empty!
Welcome the Snow
from Blackberry Lane
Another darling design - two charts in this pack! Welcome the Snow is stitched on 36ct Picture This Plus's Twilight hand-dyed linen over TWO or ONE threads - you decide.
One of the snowmen has bird feeders with several wrens and cardinals. The other has lots of sizes of snowflakes - over one, no birds. 25 Shades of DMC, they look the same at first glance, but have a lot of subtle design differences. Just the cutest!
DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards
Wow, we have these again! There is a very limited opportunity on these... we didn't get many! UPDATED to include the 35 new colors from last Fall... this is a comprehensive listing of DMC threads, the color numbers, and the listing of what color is manufactured in what weights of thread. (floss vs pearls 3, 5, 8 and 12.) It features pretty blocks of actual flosses all lined up in color family, so you can see how all the colors blend with each other. The varigated and metallics are also in here.
Use this to reference colors, help choose colors for your projects, match label-less threads... all sorts of stuff! For years DMC wasn't manufacturing these cards - too labor-intensive I guess. All we were getting were printed cards - not the same as the REAL threads in there - so these are wonderful, and we're happy!
Yes, there's even MORE!
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