Don't miss more on pages TWO, THREE and FOUR!
Our Spring FLAX Linen Apparel is here!
I know clothes hanging among Cross Stitch seems wierd... but you 'gotta wear something' and we love our soft, lightweight, comfy linens! 5 New racks full of 3 different 'collections' of styles... our sizes range from small to generous #2. We have a FLAX FRENZY treat as well... when you choose three or more pieces... you get them all for 20% OFF! No harsh dyes, great relaxed fit in the pieces... you can layer all this and it packs beautifully for travel (especially in that under 50lb suitcase!). No ironing is the rule, but sometimes I 'steam' mine in the bathroom when I'm in the shower. Linen has a wonderful 'bouncy' manor to it... always a fresh, trendy thing to wear!
Keepsakes One, Two and Three from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has a 12-piece set of cute stitcher-related ornament and pin cushion designs. Presented in three separate leaflets, you would never guess that EVERY ONE of these is the same stitch count - 50 x 50... she's just shown you 12 different finishing options!
All DMC, no special embellishments... you can check your stash for old buttons and cute embellishments... she shows some Puntini Puntini pins on the beehive model - (now, there's a collection of CUTE pins and buttons to choose from!) Sue has also shown a layout on her back covers to join all 12 designs together in one framed piece. LOTS of possibilities with this set!!
Erica Michaels has three new Petites designs... all are offered in chart format, and include a bitty cut of silk gauze - for super-gorgeous, petite results! Of course, Aida and linen work well too... so you decide what works best for you.
Good Night, Sleep Tight
from Fairy Wool in the Wood
Isn't this the cutest design? Stitch this on whatever you want... it's coded for 9 colors of DMC floss. Finishing approx 4 x 5 on 14/28ct... I think that is a little moose on the right. Check out the wise little owl on the left... just checking him out with his eyes wide open!
I remember that last part of this verse - *don't let the bed bugs bite!* If I had known at age 6 that bed bugs were REAL, I'd have never slept again! So, forget that part, and just enjoy the pair of forest friends having a sleep-over! Chart.
Cats & Hearts - July Through December from Kitty & Me Designs
Here are the final 6 designs in this fun set of 12... each is a chunky heart filled with cool graphics and geometric borders. BUTTT if you are a cat lover - that little black kitty steals the show for you! By Kitty & Me Designs, choose just one or two of your favorites, or do them all and make a quilt... each is presented separately in a leaflet format.
Stitched on any white fabric you like, they are all coded for DMC floss and measure 101 x 77 (approx 5-1/2 x 7 on 14/28ct.) The little black cats are CHARMING! (If you like one silouette more than another, switch them out on your hearts!) The background designs for all 12 are different, their colors remind you of that season, and wow... what an opportunity to add some hand-dyeds, beads or metallics! You could even stitch your kitty in Black Simply Wool to make him furry! All 12 designs in the set are here.
New Mini Needle Nannies, Micro-Beading Threaders, and Regular Mini-Threaders
from Puffin & Company
OK... Keep THAT straight! We have hens and bee hives! Each is only 1/2 an inch in size... can you see the differences in them? The Nanny (minder) has no hook hanging down from it. Just a magnet. The MICRO-Threader has the teeniest hook at the end - it fits a tiny beading needle eye. The REGULAR Mini-Threaders has the larger hook for regular needles.
New Regular-Sized Needle Nannies
from Puffin & Company
Joining our set of magnetic needle minders we now have a thimble and sunflower. The Thimble measures 1-inch tall, while the Sunflower measures in at 1-1/2 inches. Made of recycled copper, brass and nickel metals, we have dozens of little pieces in minders and matching threaders... check out the rest!
Four New Charts from Madame La Fee
Always 180-ish square in stitch count - that makes them turn out 10 x 10 on 18/36ct fabric. Classy and colorful, these are always cute! Coded for regular DMC floss, each is kind of segmented off, and features beautiful individual design elements. You don't HAVE to stitch them in their entirety, spend a minute and really study them to find your favorite parts!
Coming from France, there are some English instructions inside and lovely, clear, colored charts. Each does include a charm embellishment of some sort, but I don't want to open packages; I can feel that they are in there!
Pepperberry Bunnies & Chicks for Springtime!
The Easter Lollipop Collection!
This is a delightful set of cross-stitched rabbits, bunnies and a sheep, all finished *on-a-stick* to poke into your Easter Basket, but could hang as ornaments as well. By Pepperberry Designs, they started out as painted needlepoint canvases, but they are stitched on all the bright Tropical Linens or Aida from Wichelt Imports - and they use regular, ordinary DMC floss!
Super cute, each finishes approx 4-1/2 x 5... they are all slightly different. I see metallics on these, some furry threads from Rainbow Gallery, some buttons and beads... lots of potential for cute embellishing. Choose between Tropical Blue, Green or Pink... we have 14 Aida or 28ct Linen... and the colors are CHEERFUL! Each of these is presented as it's own chart.
Kathy Barrick's New Stockings!
DO NOT use these for Christmas decorations... rather... make them and hang them on doors or on skinny little strange walls or tuck them into narrow nook areas. Pick an cool area that is as quirky as these are! They are neat pieces of artwork... don't hide them away till Christmas!
Douglas Fir - Part Two of Jack Frost's Tree Farm
from Little House Needleworks
Our second installment of this fun series has arrived. Stitched by itself, it measures a little under 4 inches square.
Orrrrrr... do the entire set together - we think it's darling! Rest of the charts are following, so join our auto-ship to help collect them as they are released.
Words to Live By from The Tiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist has sent more 'pieces and parts' to three of her on-going series of designs... I'll try to organize a little so it's less confusing! Words to Live By is featured here... click the pic to go to her page to see the continuing Easter House, Fantasy Biscornus, and a darling Halloween Stitch-Along that we missed in 2017!
Oh my gosh, we LOVE Paola's darling bitty hand-made polymer clay pins and buttons! We carry her entire line - every one of the sets is cuter than the last. Beautiful shading and design details... The Wool, Sweet Spring and Bees & flowers are all new design sets this Spring.
Remember these for special pin cushions or sewing cases and smalls. They make fun Stitcher Gifts for your friends, too! Trust me!
The Summer Night, Part 1 of the House on a Hill Series
from Hands On Design
Cathy is beginning another small series of seasonal *mattresses!* The Summer Night is the first, and is here now. It comes as a chart of the small (2 x 2-ish) fob that matches the DARLING little 4 x 1 inch squared pin cushion! *The Summer Night has a smile of light and she sits on the sapphire throne* is the stitched verse that goes around the square.
Stitched on 28ct linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses, the patch of Weeks hand-dyed green Houndstooth wool for the little Cape Cod cottage's lawn is included in the chart.
There is a JABCO pin set featured as well... a little whale, heart and flower... we've included those in our auto-ships, but you can get them separately. Super-cute finishing on this!
The New Thread Releases from The Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks!
Here are all the new floss and wool color releases for this year... all are here now, and all have been released to the designers. They'll start showing up in your patterns before you know it. The Classic Colorworks threads are offered by Little House Needleworks in their new Home of a Needleworker Squared pattern... another way to collect the new thread colors.
My advice is to get any of these now... so you aren't caught off-guard at 10:30 at night on a Saturday night of a holiday weekend, when you have two solid stitching days ahead of you - and NOT the color you need! We have the 4 new sets bundled together for you for a short while, as well as that Little House kit. The threads are now all in their respective clicky boxes on each brand's page as well... so you can collect them individually if you want.
Spring 2019's Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine
The freshest issue of this beautiful quarterly magazine has just come, and since we are all waiting for Spring... it is full of tempting bunny designs! 78 Glossy color pages of pictures and descriptions of 10 Punch Needle projects and 9 Cross Stitch charts, it is always a treat to page through.
95% Content - not filled with annoying ads - the charts, templates, featured articles and shop reviews are all really well done! *Some* back issues are still available, but not all!
Halloween Hooters, But I Don't Want, Ghoul Friends from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has three new Halloween 'ornament' pieces - all stitched on 14ct perforated paper, they are easy to stitch and even easier to glue to the provided black sparkly backing felt when you are finished.
Cute for little stand-ups, fridge signs, magnets - anywhere you want a tiny but of Halloween humor, each finishes about 3 or 4 inches in size. Chart comes with the paper and felt, and usually buttons for the eyes, you'll need DMC from your stash.
The Spooks in Val's Pumpkin Patch! from Val's Stuff
This is a set of 4 little 'people' that just might haunt your patch of pumpkins this coming Halloween... or maybe just your candy bowl! Each (they are limited in production, hence the LE down there in the product description!) is a celebrity that can simply stand on his/her own clothing... but are much cuter with a stick (I used an INK PEN under the witch!) tucked under that fabric, and stuck into a (fake craft or real) pumpkin! Val has ALL THE FIX'INS in her little kits - JABCO pins, felts and felt balls, gauze, hats, noses, eyes, brooms, pipe cleaners, ribbons, stuffings and sticks (for some of them) - everything but the cross stitch fabric, and the minute bits of floss. Grab your Glue Gun!
Pumpkinheads - Boris and Natasha! from Val's Stuff
A pair of Pumpkin Pincushions! Boris stands 5-inches tall with his leaves and stem, and Natasha stands almost 6 inches because of her spool. A fun way to use all sorts of Halloween-colored fabrics - make a stitched pumpkin patch! Val's Stuff has a kit to make these little guys. You do MINIMAL stitching with black and white floss on 30ct Weeks dye Works Pumpkin Linen (or something cute you like and have!)
She provides the finishing instructions to gather your fabric at the top and bottom... roll the felt for stems, cut out felt leaves, glue or stitch on the eyes, stuff, and perch Natasha on the black painted spool stand! You can add plastic pellets inside these if you want a little weight to them. The kit comes with charts, painted spool, clay and button eyes, sunflower pin, pipe cleaner, twine, and felts for the stems and leaves. You'll need a little wad of polyfil, maybe the plastic pellets for weight, and some glue. TOO CUTE!
Erica Michaels is Adding Berries to her Stitched Collection
Linda has 4 new pin cushion designs - the cutest little berry shapes - stitch them teeny-weeny small on 40ct or larger on larger counts... you have choices! All are worked with hand-dyed flosses... the LINEN berries are featured on linen fabric, the SILK berries are featured on 40ct silk gauze... but you can do them on whatever you like better. This entire collection is just enchanting, and all are presented in chart format.
Cute, Novelty Scissors!
We have 10 new patterns of 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors that are cute and colorful - fun for little cases and fobs. Not real *high* on the cutting quality end of things, (meaning they are not DOVO quality) they are, however, cute and colorful, and perfect for lots of things! Designs are enameled on the handles so they will not rub off or fade, and will maintain their charm! I had actually never seen pineapple and cactus scissors before... feels like we need a stitched flamingo or something for them!
Pictured from left to right are: Owls, Stars, Lady Bugs, Pumpkins (closer to 4"), Yellow Heart, Anchor, Tiny Green (these are 3" rather than 3-1/2), Pineapple, Cactus, and Holly.
from The Prairie Schooler
This is the re-print of Prairie Schooler's March month of their 12-month series.
It was the first in that (unplanned) set, and never originally CALLED March - it was simply titled *Daffodils* (which caused confusion for years... but then it went out of print!) So, enjoy once again!
Bring On The Beads Fob and Sewing Case from Fern Ridge Collections
This is a beautifully colored set full metallic frosted beads, and golden/mossy fabrics. Pat and Peggy made a pocket in the sewing case and actually have included a 6-compartment plastic bead case in the kit! Just funky swirls and jagged beads everywhere, I love the frosted teals, purples and brick reds in here... Fob finishes approx 4-inches from top to bottom of fringe, and case is approx 3 x 4 when closed.
Complete kits contain the charts, beads, threads, findings, linings, everything!
Stitch Always and Big Chicken from Lucy Beam
Here are a pair of charts we picked up at Market a couple of weeks ago that caught our eye!
Heartstring Samplery has 6 new charted designs -- and some super-cute miniatures of her things in stickers!
Miniature Stickers! from Heartstring Samplery
These are 1/4-sized (4 x 5) sheets with 7, 9 or 10 tiny renderings of Heartstring Samplery's stitched pieces and digital charts. I think they would be really cute on the backing papers of stitched pieces - like book labels - to make your personalization neat. They'd make great name tags or place cards... if you scrapbook - you HAVE TO HAVE these.
Use them in your 'Needleworker's Book of Days' journal... stick them where-ever it makes you happy! Fun stitching favors for your stitching friends, too. Beth chose 4 subjects for her sheets: Red Houses, Cross Stitch Nation, Coffee and Adam & Eve.
Seven New Arrivals To Show Off from Heart in Hand
Teresa Kogut has several new punch needle and cross stitch designs...
My favorites for Cross Stitch are her two new angels - Rejoice (finishes approx 9 x 10) and Oh My Soul (measures approx 12 x 13!) These are challenging to stitch because all those color changes are REGULAR DMC floss -- no overdyeds! You get to change colors a million times to get that awesome, mottled look. Primitive Hen in Basket is a fun punch needle offering!
See all the rest on our Teresa Kogut page, and don't forget to scroll down to the punch needle area of the page!
Charming Seaside-Themed Designs from Rovaris of Italy - I love them all!
Direct from the Italian Coastline, these are all presented in chart format and are coded for DMC floss. Each one comes with a special embellishment, and most have a cut of lace or ribbon as well. We have a few other charts we picked up... click through to their page to see the rest! Livia and Paola Rovaris are the designers behind all these. They look ALIKE, and it took me 2 years at the show to discover there were TWO of them! One spoke better English than the other for a couple of years... so I remember going into their room and ordering, but then 'she never seemed to remember' when I came back. (Everything becomes clearer when you're all waiting in the breakfast omlet line at the show!)
Folk Art Scissor Block Kit from La-D-Da
This is Lori's second little block kit like this... she did one last year... but it is retired, and now this year's has 20 NEW pics to use! You get a 2-inch square wood block with a hole drilled into one side. Paint it whatever color you like (Or distress it, or sand and stain it, or wax it -- whatever you want!) Then, it comes with 20 beautiful vintage-styled pictures of 'stuff.' This time, we have antique children, animals, houses and quilts. You choose the 5 you want to feature, cut them apart from the rest, and get out a jar of Mod Podge and glue 'em on that little block. Zip Zap -- cute as can be!
Sticky felt is included to line the block bottom, as well as a little ribbon and a charm to make a small scissor fob too. Best of all... there are extra blocks available (in case it stresses you out to decide on only 5 of your pictures and not to be able to use the rest... but maybe you have a 'wood-guy' in the house who can make them, too! Then you have enough pics to make 4 blocks.)
Stitch Box from Jeannette Douglas Designs
This is another set of Jeannette's Smalls - She shows them all displayed in a little 6 x 6 wooden divided tray, but you don't have to do that if you'd rather just have them perched on a shelf or tucked into a bowl. The main 4 x 4 sampler - Love To Stitch - is finished as a flat... but you could add a pocket to the backside to store something. The upper right-hand piece has Bargello stitching on the front, and is a thread bobbin case - or a needle threader pocket - about 1-1/2 inches square. Next, below is a needle case - can you make out the Satin Stitched acorns on that? It is adorned with a pretty double acorn charm. All across the bottom is a 1 x 5 pin cushion - more Bargello to match the other pieces.
This is her 5th or 6th Tray design... they aren't inexpensive to make, but WOW... really enchanting when finished! Charming, full of hand-dyed silks and specialty stitches, the leaflet has great instructions and Jeannette's huge stitch diagrams. Offered as the chart with the silks and embellishments separately, as well as that little tray.
(NOTE: The Trays have come down in price! They are now only $38 each!
And... we have Tray Towers IN STOCK... a spinning tray-tower - so you can display your finished tray projects like a little open dresser! One Tray is displayed on the top... then all the rest pull out to enchant! (Just like the drawers of stitched antique samplers in the Victoria and Albert Museum... WHY DO we stitchers like to store our finished stuff in dresser drawers?) Leaflet, thread pack, felt/wool finishing pack.
Learning Stitches Sampler from Jeannette Douglas Designs
Oh wow... this is gorgeous! The whole thing measures about 11 x 14 on 32ct linen. It features a lavish alphabet across the top section, then it showcases 15 tiny blocks below of your stitching lessons! Worked with a yummy array of hand-dyed silks and garnished with some darling stitch-related charms, each of those 15 blocks features a really cool different stitch that just LOVES to tease the hand-dyed threads you are using for it.
Jeannette has designed this to kind-of-be a class! Each section offers you stitching tips and hints, she's talking to you all the way through her book! Beautiful colored close-up pics of the actual stitches... just the pattern book is a treat by itself... but get the threads too. (Otherwise, it's like having a new kit to stitch with NO NEEDLE!)
We have lots more new designs from Jeannette... don't miss them!
New Offerings from The Scarlett House
Here are just three of the new we brought home from market... many more on Tanya's inside page, so please click the pics to see the others, too!
Happiness is Homemade
This is the little cookbook the Market Organizers compiled for us this year. A 6 x 9 softcover with 63 pages of recipes, cross-stitch charts, a few stories, some pics of the food, original recipes or finishing steps, 86 shops and designers contributed FAVORITE recipes to this book. (The rules said it HAD to be a *Tried and True* favorite recipes -- and we came through!)
Totally yummy sounding things - some of the Italian designers have metric measurements - you can Google the equivalents! Doug Kreinik put in a recipe that he used to win a Chili Cook-off... but it makes almost THREE gallons! (Ok, who has a pot that big!) Glendon Place has a huge bean recipe that took the entire page. There are so many neat recipes in here, and you'll probably recognize most of the contributors! From super-easy things to super-old family favorites... just fun!
Limited Edition Finishing Packs! from Lady Dot Creates
Here are 4 new collections of hand-dyed Velveteens with coordinating/contrasting/matching trims - all prefect to finish all your various pincushions, fobs, sewing cases -- all your 'smalls.' Really nice, especially if you are finishing a couple of matching designs, you get three velveteens measuring about 8-1/2 x 11, along with 24-inch lengths of 4 more assorted trims to go with them.
Each has a hand-dyed Lady Dot trim in there (baby balls in Cauldron... and there are matching pins, shown below; and I see Lois's hand-dyed tape measure ribbon - which we offer in 3-yard packs all by itself as well - in the Needfuls packet.) Cute checkered ribbons... just fun things for backs, edges and hanger loops.
Vintage Laundry Safety Pin Scissor Fobs
from Lady Dot Creates
Say that 5 times FAST in a row! Fun little trinket fobs... I remember these pins from the lockers at the park swimming pool when I was little. You got your locker, and pinned the key onto your swimsuit... the number on the pin was the number of your locker.
Lois has found all sorts of cute little charms and beads to embellish the neat pins... she calls them *hand-charmed!* Something fun to dress a cushion or zipper pull of a stitching pouch - you can use the safety pin too! (They come in silvertone or brass... if you get more than one, we'll mix the flavors!)
Glass Pumpkin Pins
from Lady Dot Creates
A charming set of this edging cord and that awesome glass jack-o-lantern pin - this is a mini-finishing pack for a Halloween small!
If you get the Cauldron Finishing Pack above... get this too! The pumpkin is a hand-made Lampwork glass bead, while the other two feature complimentary green and purple beads. Just fun!
Christmas Eve Nutcracker
from Blackberry Lane
This chart has two different designs - one a 2 x 3 ornament, the other a 5 x 5 stand-up. Marie has done the larger on 36ct Picture This Plus's Gingerbread linen - going over two threads, but the ornament is on 28ct over one!
Each Nutcracker has different details... everything is outlined there for you in her instructions. 33 Shades of DMC are called for along with a little gold metallic. BOTH of these are stunning, as Marie's designs usually are!
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!
EIGHT New Designs from Shepherd's Bush... we had room for only three of there here to show you... so CLICK THE PICS to see all the rest of them and read all their details!
Winter at Sugar Hill
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches is releasing their annual Christmas or Winter City Scene - this year, it is a Winter Wonderland of snow, maple trees, and bubbling pots of maple syrup! Pam and Susan love doing these scenes... they are enchanting!
Winter at Sugar Hill finishes approx 19 x 12 on 32ct Picture This Plus Mirage hand-dyed linen. Stitched with hand-dyed flosses and garnished with bits of metallic, glass beads and some clay buttons... like all of its companions, this is full of 'busy-ness and winter fun!' Striking colors, cute design details, this joins quite a set of charming Christmas scenes! All the rest are on our Praiseworthy Stitches page... see which ones are your favorites!
Just Chillin' Kit
from Praiseworthy Stitches
This makes a stuffed 3-1/2 inch snowman that tucks inside a plastic jar that has bitty foam bits inside. It makes a hanging snow globe Christmas Tree ornament.
The small kit contains the jar, chart, linen, ornament topper hanger, felt for his hat, the red ribbon... and the little foam bits to make the snow! You'll need a little of your own floss, but that's it! The plastic jar measures almost 4 inches high.
It's All Here!
Presenting Spring Mouse Scissor Roll -- Featuring Dilly Mouse... from Just Nan
Nan's next miniature stitched scissor roll will be here the second week of March. Designed to hold a 3-1/2 or 4 inch pair of embroidery scissors, your 10 x 2 stitched piece features 4 tiny garden scenes that roll to the outside, and a charming verse with tiny mice scurrying towards the trellis pocket that will hold your scissors. Nan talks about a fence with flowers under the wisteria, daffodils under a splashing wall fountain, towering jonquils reaching for the sun, and a large basket of flowers on a garden table - ALL OF THAT is featured in those 4 tiny panels!
Stitched on 32ct Weeks hand-dyed Morris Blue Linen, the case is lined with more Weeks hand-dyed wool... and Ms Dilly Mouse perches on top of the whole thing. Dilly is stitched on Honeysuckle linen - her dress is decorated with daffodils. She has an amber glass daffodil hat, and she is holding a tiny pair of stork scissors. Included with the chart is an 8-page stitch guide, hand-dyed Iris wool, wired string mouse tail, signature button base for mouse, glass flower hat, beads, snap closure for case, and mini stork scissor charm. You'll need the fabric cuts and DMC flosses from your stash.
Heart of Spring from Just Nan
Nan found a favorite floral heart design of hers from years ago and updated it a little! Frame your 2-inch rabbit piece, or make a pin cushion... Nan has garnished it with a blush pearl heart and some antique white seed beads.
Stitched on Weeks 32ct Blush linen with DMC floss. Offered as a small chart with the embellishments. Maybe you like the small 1 x 2 March Mini Hare Needle Slide she's featured to go with this!
Like a Butterfly Music Sewing Set
from Mani Di Donna
This is a charming stitched music box BOX by Simona! Your scissor case and fob match the tiny round box - which has a music box mechanism inside! Want to see it work? Lift off the tufted (Weeks Dye Works Houndstooth Wool) top, to find a stitched inside base - about an inch down. The rest of the box is holding a hidden music box... but the little crank is poking through a hole you left on the backside of the round!
So unique! We're getting all the pieces and parts she is offering - pins, music box movement, fob beads and case handle... $60.00. 30ct Weeks Linen, flosses, wool and ball trims are all offered separately.
from Shakespeare's Peddler
This sampler came totally out of Theresa's head... how that can happen, I just don't know! Measuring approx 19 x 23 on 32ct, you get lots of biblical verses, a GORGEOUS border on three sides that repeats NOWHERE!
All the evergreens are different, there is one little dog facing the wrong way, tiny birds and critters everywhere, the whole thing is enchanting! Coded for Anchor or DMC floss, add some hand-dyeds if you want. I love every bit if this!!!!
from Shakespeare's Peddler
This charming little woodland scene features a babbling brook full of fish and ducks, rabbits, squirrels and a big ol' buzzard in the sky. Measuring 170 x 100 in stitch count, it'll finish approx 6 x 11 on 32ct.
However... this is actually part 6 of the Jenny Bean Parlor Sampler! You can see the sampler progression on our Auto-Ship page... and join the stitch-a-long if you want! When the whole thing is finished, it'll be about 11 x 51 inches in size on 32ct!
Our Lasting Friendship, The Bells on Christmas Day & Ooh La La
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma have been busy with three new books FULL of gorgeous projects and ideas along with all of Alma's exquisite pictures!
#6 Polish Pottery - A Garden Mug
from Olde Colonial Designs
Oh wow... Pam's pottery lady went all out for us! This awesome 'pudgy mug' measures almost 6 inches wide - with the handle, the cup itself is 4-inches 'fat' and a little over 4-inches high, and is very heavy. It is a piece of hand-painted Polish Pottery. Pam has designed some cross stitch for the cup lid... and added a little wooden handle!
Tiny blue flowers to match the pottery artwork, these VERY LIMITED kits include the chart, 32ct linen, hand-dyed Classic Colorworks flosses, backing fabric and round finishing boards for the lid and the little finished wood knob handle. Best part is that you get to enjoy the mug before your stitching is finished... and since the lid lifts off... you can actually use this for soup or coffee, wash it, and trim it with your needlework in between using it!
Laurel Burch's Flying Colors in Cross Stitch from Mill Hill
Wow... don't you love these bright colored fluttery butter and dragon flies? By Artist Laurel Burch - Mill Hill has charted her designs, given us white perforated paper, along with DMC floss and a smattering of Mill Hill glass seed beads to stitch these glorious studies in color!
Finishing approx 6 x 6, each is presented in full kit format. Frames shown are available separately. If fabric is your preference, choose a white in 14 or 28ct - so the beads will fit into the design.
The Blue Flower, her Acorns and Squirrels, and a Bee!
We have lots of gorgeous new designs by a new designer - Jeannine McGowan - these are absolutely stunning, and I do not know how you are going to choose just one or two as favorites. Her Acorn cushions all measure between 80 and 90 stitches square - so not too big.
Hand-dyed silks are featured in Autumn Acorns with DMC conversions, and hand-dyed Gentle Art and Classic C flosses along with DMC conversions are used in the rest. (Some of the silks are not here yet for the Autumn piece... taking reservations for those, price TBA but approx $80. You use the SAME colors in the Autumn Squirrel - we think one set of silks will do both projects.)
Home of a Needleworker, Squared -- Featuring CC's 3 NEW FLOSS Colors
from Little House Needleworks
Diane's small 'Market Release' kit, this measures 93 x 93 in size... stitch it on anything you want... you get complete skeins of her flosses in with the chart, so you have plenty of thread.
Eggshell, CAMPFIRE, Pine Needles, TRAIL DUST and STICKS AND TWIGS... (new are capitalized) are used. Chart comes with the 5 threads... we also have just the three flosses available 'open stock' as well. (a little easier on the stitching stash budget!)
Now Here from Plum Street... all offered in chart format.|
Ten Cute & New Designs From Brenda Gervais!
Presenting Holiday Hoopla - A New Series of Smalls
from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda is celebrating the seasons with some cute 3-inch designs... Easter will be the first... and it releases March 3rd. She says all are fun and quick to stitch. She is showing them mounted in little 3-inch wooden embroidery hoops... but if you're hot a *hooper* little cushions or something like that will work well too. (40ct needed for the 3-inch hoop finishing option.)
The second chart in the series will release in late April or early May and celebrate The 4th of July.
Ode to the Ort #2
from With Thy Needle & Thread
This is With Thy Needle's second limited market kit (remember the Ort #1 Red Berry Basket from 2 years ago?) Stitch this tiny bluebird over one thread on 28ct Mushroom Lugana... he's only 52 x 52 stitches - so he finishes LESS THAN 2 INCHES in size! The kit includes a tin box (we think you have to paint it... and that she gives instructions for that...). A tiny hand-sewn strawberry emery dangles from the box lid - Brenda says it perfectly accents her bitty berry design!
A show exclusive kit... we already have our order in... so cross your fingers for availability! Kit includes cross stitch chart, tin box with lid, strawberry emery pattern (we sell real emery to stuff this with!), detailed finishing instructions, and all of it is packaged in a cute little box! Please do not wait to order these...We don't know how long they will last!
Bee Our Guest from Noteworthy Needle
Oh My Gosh, this is the ULTIMATE in being welcomed into a *HOME OF A STITCHER!* Noteworthy Needle has a cute little room sign - an information token - to let your guests know your Wi-fi password!
I love her network name in her promo pic - HIVE. The, the password - 14ct Aida! Only Janice could imagine this... and it's pretty cute! This is a must!
Four New Samplers from Rosewood Manor
Karen never does anything little! Here are 4 other new samplers available in 10 and 20-page booklets.
You can't see enough detail on these bitty pics... they are just teasers, aren't they? By The Numbers is NOT alphabets - it's NUMBERS! Float your mouse over each image so you know its name and then click them to see larger pics.
New Designs from Samplers Not Forgotten
from Long Dog Samplers
By Long Dog Samplers, the shop girls found this in our book racks and we realized that it missed the Long Dog web page! *Home is where your story begins.*
This little baby measures 205 x 277 - so approx 13 x 17 on 32ct. Coded for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it has quite a prominent border of stars and angles. Colors featured are Raven, Moonlight Path, Wood Rose, Sable, Pink Azalea, Cherry Bark, Barn Grey, Sugar Plum, Cidermill Brown, Antique Rose, Cornhusk, Tropical Ocean and Buttermilk.
Miss Lucy Calcutt 1826
from Just Stitching Along
By Just Stitching Along, Lucy did a sampler in 1825 at age 8 (shown on our Samplers page) and this one the next year at age 9!
12-Page full color chart format, coded for silks or DMC cotton, it has 28 colors and measures 281 x 380 in stitch count.
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!
Cottage Garden Songbirds Series #8: Have Courage
from Cottage Garden Samplings
We are in the middle of a 12-part songbird series of charts by Cottage Garden Samplings. Beautiful birds, pretty flowers to go with each, our auto-ship continues on these.
You can get any or all of them released so far... you decide! Charts, choose any fabric you like best for them.
F is for Friend
from Heartstring Samplery
This is the 9th alphabet letter Heartstring Samplery has done. (Yes, she knows there are 17 more to go, but she is NOT releasing on any schedule.) Beth did the original design of this for our A Little Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle last year... and is now releasing a different version of it.
Joining A is for Acorn, B is for Beekeeper, C is for Coffee, M is for Mermaid, O is for Old Glory, and P is for Pomegranate... the numbers don't add up, and I think either this isn't #9... or we forgot some! Either way, chart... charming design... get it and make it for a friend!
*See Your Stuff* - Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches
WOW, these are awesome-turbo-super-nice heavy-duty plastic zippered pouches! Made from that heavy clear plastic you find on purses and backpacks, each is trimmed with VERY heavy-duty bright and cheerful polyester 'canvas' fabric.
Our sets of three matching pieces measure 16 x 16, 12 x 13, and 6 x 8. The middle-size one holds a full-size Prairie Schooler leaflet! And the big one... wow! See? The big one at right is holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies!
Each pouch is constructed the same way, except that the largest one features a top carrying strap. We have *6* different colorways to make your life more complicated, but we're happy anyway, because you will LOVE whatever color you choose!
SEE YOUR STUFF in these... each top zipper is heavy-duty black... the sizes are nice and roomy, and because of the way they are sewn, they expand quite a way out. Very Nice for a lot of different uses!
6 Different colors: I looked through our thread drawers to find close matches: Red matches DMC 321, Blue - 798, Green - (nothing! It's that awesome neon, but close to 906 and 907), Purple - 550, Yellow - 973 and Orange - 608.
Stitch Frame Wraps (They're Here!) from Stitchy Shelly
These are new! One of our friends, Shelly from TX is sewing pretty quilted covers for your WIPs (works-in-progress) that are already mounted on your scroll frame! You pull your needlework in and out of your stitching bag all the time... but it's never really protected from damage. Ms Shelly has the answer! Pretty wraps... each is hand-sewn with quilted fabrics... assorted batiks and cute prints... they feature ties and are large enough to wrap around the bars of your scroll frame to COVER and PROTECT your stitching!
Two sizes available - the small one is 13 inches wide, the large is 20. If your frame is smaller than 13 inches - fold over the edges, if you are working on something larger than 20 inches - at least this will cover most of your stitching area. Shelly is showing at the upcoming Market for the first time. We're so excited for her, and wanted to share her awesome products with you. So... Presenting Shelly and her awesome Wraps! Feb 21 Note: these have arrived!
Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly, Too!
More function from Shelly, these are 9-inch-ish square mats to hold threaded needles and beads. Sewn of pretty fabrics (you can't see that side, sorry!) Shelly has lined each with flannel. When not in use, fold this over to close - like a checkbook. You can see her labels in there - thread numbers on them - with the threaded needles. The flannel keeps the threads from falling out of the needles and tangling... and you get all your threaded needles sorted there... all ready for the next stitch!
Great for beads as well... spill a few on here... they'll stay put while you're using them in your project. Such a simple idea that makes stitching life so much easier!!! We are expecting our Stitchy Shelly Stuff right at Market time in a couple of weeks... she's let me introduce her things early, and we're thrilled!
Sunnyside Sampler from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia Zittel has three new designs - this one is my fav of the three. (Click the pic to see the others on her DT page). Always looking on the Sunny Side of the Street... this is a CHARMING neighborhood of houses, flats, apartments, condos, duplexes, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cottages and townhouses! I just love them all!!!
Presented as a chart, this is stitched on 32ct natural linen and finishes 4 x 20! Charted for Silks... we have those available with the charts for a limited time. Lots of conversion charts out there on the internet, you'll be able to convert to cottons if you need to. You know this is stuffed full of Cynthia's cool and unique specialty stitches... just makes it more fun to stitch!
Carrots and Cottontails Farm from Hands On Design - Featuring Hippity Hop!
Little Hippity Hop is only a bonus design in the first chart of Hands On Design's latest and upcoming Chalk series! I think it's the cutest little pin cushion, and I am featuring it here, because I don't want it to get lost in the shuffle of new stuff!!!!! Cathy's new chalk-art series will be full-sized charts celebrating holidays on the farm. Along with the main scene and 'sign' this year, we get pincushions as well.
Choose a gun metal gray fabric of your choice (There are many options from easy-on-the-eyes - 14ct hand-dyed to 36ct dark!!! You choose and do not be bullied by those who think their vision or their lamp is better than yours!) I am excited by that small bonus design - because I know I can get that done!!! (Felt leaves and orange buttons are on-your-own... but we have Weeks Schnigglets of wools and JABCO Sprinkles buttons that are perfect for that!) Series begins February 15. Auto-Ship will ship charts each time they release. Call us to discuss your fabric options!
from Lindy Stitches
This is a cute little pin cushion kit - A Market Exclusive - (meaning that it can only come home with shops that attended the trade show and bought these kits.) by Lindy Stitches. I LOVE the company name - I have to meet this woman - we share a common bond! A new designer, she's being mentored by several in the industry... I think this is darling!
Her Penelope's Posies kit features her chart, Lugana fabric, hand-dyed silk ribbon trim by Lady Dot Creates, a crown charm, cotton backing fabric and those 5 colorful little flower pins you see poking from the top! Super cute... the little kits are limited.
Bunny Lace Trio
from Lindy Stitches
A chart of these three designs that feature a way to highlight all your crazy overdyed threads.
Vintage County Mocha linen... get some trim and them dig through all your beloved random threads!
This design highlights three of Classic Colorworks flosses that have multiple color variations in them -- so no DMC conversions. Cobbled Peach, Goldfish and Meadow Green are featured. Three sweet cushions for the season!
It's A Party!... Our Febuary, 2019 Secret Needle Night Kit
Our February's Secret Needle Night design is here! The Silver Needle opened March 1st, 1984... so it's our 35th Birthday!!!! I thought I'd do a party hat that would be fun to display each time someone in the family has a birthday or there is a special event!
Worked on 18ct white linen, we used just Pearl cottons and Fyre Werks metallic ribbon, with some frizzy Arctic Rays tossed in for glitz. The smattering of confetti beads are Mill Hill Magnificas, Pebble and Bugle. Complete kit contains the chart, fabric, threads and beads.
Blooms and Blossoms by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
Oh... these are bright and pretty!!! Mill Hill has commissioned 4 new designs by Debbie Mumm that have been converted to Cross Stitch with a smattering of seed beads.
Presented in their kit formats, each is stitched on 28ct linen, and finish approx 7 inches square. Bright, fresh colors... each kit comes with that fun fabric, all the threads and beads and needles. I like them all...not sure which is my favorite... frame them as shown on the kit covers, or maybe make block stand-ups???
Scary Apothecary from Hands On Design
Cathy Haberman is announcing a new set of 9 Halloween ornament designs that are vintage in color and feature fun Halloween-inspired humor. Presented in 6 x 9 card charts, the first 3 charts release in early March 2019.... last six will all be released by June pf 2019. Each piece finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5 on 32ct linen, and the entire set is stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses and 10 different #4 metallic Braids by Kreinik. The first three are: Bat Balm (*zing for your wing!*), Bitter Brew (for a fowl scowl!) and Broom Stick Fuel (gives your broom some zoom!)
Cathy recommends a 1/2 yard of linen for the set... but if you're careful, we think you can get by with a 1/4 yard piece... you decide. CC flosses are: Bean Sprout (2), Boysenberry Jam (1), Finley Gold (1), Frog Legs (2), Pumpkin Harvest (3), River Rocks (3), Shamrock (2), Sugared Violets (1), Ye Old Gold (1), Zack Black (4). Our Auto-ship gives you the options for charts, fabric, metallics and flosses... again... you decide which way you want to go. (Trust me, you don't have the Kreinik #4s!) Promises to be a super-cute set of designs with some fresh, fun sentiments!
Snowy 9 Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art
This is the beginning of a small 9-square design with little snowmen. Each of the 9 parts measures only 45 x 45 stitches - with the red zig-zag border. Without, they are 40 x 40, and stitched on the Polka Dot 32ct Natural Petit Point linen, will be only 2-1/2 inches in size!
Just 7 shades of regular DMC floss, you can just enjoy some easy, quick stitching, or jazz these up a little with beads, buttons, furry or metallic threads... all sort of stuff! The entire piece with border will measure 139 x 139 - so about 8-1/2 inches. Part one is here, the rest will follow in the next few months.
Stitch An Inch Garden from By the Bay Needleart - Ruby 'N Rose
This is the first chart in a series of 6 by Donna Bayliss. You get 4 flowers - 30 x 30 stitches each - in shades of DMC red. The other 5 charts will feature yellow, pink, orange, purple and blue - different flowers - in those colorways.
With your four flowers in this chart, you'll get FIVE different border arrangements, so you can mix and match ALL the flowers from your 'garden' of 6 charts. You can stitch this like directed OR make a million other decisions - following the options! Fabric is also YOUR choice!
Chart #1 - Ruby 'N Rose - released this week (January). The other 5 charts will follow each month in 2019 till June... when we finish. You can totally just get one chart, with one set of 4 flowers, or collect all six, and get a whole garden!
Grown With Love from Hands On Design
Here is the 6th and finishing installment in Hand On Design's series of Flap Jack and Short Stack Pin Cushions! A real cute set of round drum-shaped cushions with matching rectangles... we've followed 6 seasons, without them screaming they belong to a particular holiday.
Very pretty Lady Dot Creates hand-dyed velveteen and chenille trims have been featured along with special hand-made clay pins by Just Another Button Company. Clear and crisp designs with great colors... all six are available as charts with the velvet, chenille and favored pins!
Presenting the Summer House Stitche Workes 2019 Fragments in Time Collection
The 2019 set of smalls is beginning to appear... this year inspired by Shaker ideals of simplicity, industry, harmony and economy. Beth's set of 8 small card charts releases mid-January and a pair of them will follow every other month to finish this July. Stitch each individually for pin cushions or join them all together - she has a freebie border chart available here.
Stitched on 32ct, the whole set needs 2 skeins each of Mulberry, Cornhusk, Heirloom Gold, Carriage Black, Dublin Bay and Lemon Grass, and one package of Lady Dot's hand-dyed chenille in Thundercloud will be enough to trim all your cushions! Our Auto covers the little charts... advise us if you want linen, trim or threads! The auto begins late January 2019 and finishes in mid July 2019.
MAGnificent Floor and Table LED Magnifying Lamp
from Daylight Company
This is a pretty nice lamp! It is designed to work as either a floor lamp (with two different height options), or a table style. It can go from 20 inches high to 50. The daylight-balanced LED lights provide accurate color matching - a must for needlework.
The semi-rimless magnifier lens measures almost 6-inches in diameter! Flexible gooseneck arm can reach out to 23 inches. The only cord plugs into the base. There is no cord reaching through the stick of this! Weighs about 6 pounds, white. Very Nice!
Needle travel Guide to Shops - 2019 Edition
The newest travel Guide for shops across the country is here. It is a 6 x 9 format, 596 pages full of maps, shop listings, hours, product selection summaries, phone numbers and website info.
Perfect for a road trip because over 5000 shops are listed and referenced by highways and cities.
An awesome little directory -- you'll love it! (This weighs over a pound, so will definitely ship via Priority Mail.)
You Crafty Bitch Pouch and Crazy Socks!|
OK... this might upset of few of you (we don't mean to do that at all!), but the rest of you might LOVE these and actually have a friend or two that 'fits the bill!' By Blue-Q, 1% of the sales of these items supports the humanitarian work of Doctors Without Borders, and environmental initiatives around the globe.
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