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Presenting Lizzie Kate and Hands On Design This Summer of 2018!

July 12, 13 & 14th, 2018

Registration opens Tuesday, January 9th for our Annual Stitching Event!

We're welcoming Linda Ebright and Cathy Haberman as our special guests this year... we expect delightful projects and several fun days with these gals! We will open our Stitching Lounge Wednesday at noon the 11th... optional finishing classes with Mona Bost start Wednesday afternoon -- and another finishing class on Thursday afternoon.

A dinner party kicks off our Event Thursday evening the 12th, followed by two days of classes by Linda and Cathy. You'll enjoy both of their projects and presentations... along with all the yummy food and special class goodies that are included. Another optional Pin Cushion Exchange for Charity is in the plans, as well.

Our Event runs $395.00. $175 deposit taken at registration.
Registration opens Tuesday, January 9th.
Click here for lots more details!

2018 Collector's Heart Kit from Heart in Hand - click for more 2018 Collector's Heart Kit
from Heart in Hand
Well... this is the 20th annual heart design by Cecilia Turner. Such a cute collection of fresh and contemporary LOVE designs... we suggest these as small wedding samplers these days. (Nobody young wants the heavy hardanger band samplers... they want clean and fresh! Heart in Hand has some of the very best wedding designs available!)

Anyway, this kit comes with charts for both designs, two cuts of linen, a clay button and a few beads. You add bits of floss from your stash. We don't have ALL the past 20 years of Collector's Hearts in stock, but do have an impressive collection.

Merry Making Mini Yay for Love from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Floral Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
Merry Making Minis: Yay for Love & Floral Heart
from Heart in Hand
Here's a pair of small designs that finish LESS THAN 2 x 2 inches in size. Presented as small card charts, they come with bead or button embellishment.

Choose your fabric of choice, grab some flosses from your stash (these don't take much) super cute and quick! Mona backed them with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool... our 8 x 8 Schnigglet will do 4 pieces!

We have several new designs by Jardin Prive... a pair of long skinnies are showcased here... we have a third sheep medley design, cat lovers, a cute spool-of-thread piece, and a neighborhood of cute houses. Make sure to click through to our page that shows them all... cute stuff! Everything is presented in chart format and coded for regular DMC floss.
ABC de la Brodeuse from Jardin Prive - click for more
ABC de la Brodeuse
from Jardin Prive'
This is an over-the-top cute needleworker's alphabet by Nathalie Cichon of Jarden Prive. With a stitch count of 76 x 565, this will finish a whopping 5-1/2 x 40-1/2 on 14/28... all the way down to 2-1/2 x 20 over one on 28ct! You choose your fabric of choice to make this YOURS! It would be awesome to split it all up and make a ton of pin cushions... there are a bunch of little motifs and borders all through this.

Charted for regular DMC floss, you could add hand-dyeds, buttons, beads, charms... anything you want. Just such a fun piece for a stitcher... hang it beside the door to your stitching lair!

Jardin Prive Sampler from Jardin Prive - click for more
Jardin Prive Sampler aux Bouquets 1 - click for more Jardin Prive Sampler aux Bouquets 2 from Jardin Prive - click for more Jardin Prive Sampler aux Bouquets 3 - click for more
Sampler aux Bouguets Set from Jardin Prive'
Wow... A charming 3-part set of designs by Jardin Prive... this one is horizontal... and all three parts are here.

Stitch them together or individually... each finishes approx 7 inches high, and 6 or 12 inches wide. The total piece finishes approx 5 x 26 on 36ct. Charted for only 9 shades of DMC floss, the bouquets are lavish, the lettering, borders and birds... everything is so pretty together!

More Snow... Oh No! from Artful Offerings - click for more More Snow... Oh No!
from Artful Offerings
Well that about sums it up for some of you out there! We don't get much of it in OK... could you send some our way? Artful Offerings's new design is worked on Smokey Pearl linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 9 on 28ct.

The chart includes DMC conversions and pillow finishing instructions. It is only January... so there is time to finish this THIS snowy season!
Three More Past Favorites Have Returned!
from The Prairie Schooler
88 Old World Santas II Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 80 Old World Santas Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 133 Winter Wind Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
  • Winter Wind - #133
  • published in 2006, this is one of the seasonal samplers that follows the same format as 132, 140, 141 and 148 -- all main pieces with a small 'panel' that features 4 OTHER designs to interchange into your sampler - or just make in to ornaments!
    Everything in these leaflets is the same size, so you could even take the smaller ornament designs from each book and make a composite of THOSE! Winter Wind reads: The birds are gone, the ground is white, the winds are wild they chill and bite! Such a favorite from 12 years ago!
  • Old World Santas I and II - Books 80 and 88 from 1999 and 2000. All are about 35 x 60 in stitch count, this is a set of 16 different Santas. On 36ct they are only 2 x 3 - small enough to group onto a wreath, make into a table runner, stitch on paper for ornaments, stitch as a long and skinny hanging... you figure it out!

Mill Hill Spring 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Button & Beads from Mill Hill
These are the 5 x 5 designs that come fully kitted with perforated paper, DMC floss and tons of glass beads and a ceramic button garnish. We always do ours of Aida or Linen instead so we can make small hanging pillows out of them, but they look pretty good on that paper and framed. The beads catch the light - just makes them glisten!
  • Crab & Seahorse companion the 4 seashells we have already: Conch, Starfish, Nautilus and Sand Dollar. GORGEOUS bead colors.
  • Sweet Shoppe is the latest Main Street design - we have about a dozen Spring/Summer businesses (like the Christmas Village) - pet shop, needlework shop, tea room, bridal shoppe.
  • That's Amore is FULL of cheerful color. It's all relaxed and funky - I love it!
  • Cabana Beach is kind of where I want to live! Might be cute hanging with your seashore designs... same blues
  • Geranium is companion to last year's hydrangeas and the pretty wren and coneflower we already have. Gorgeous colors... consider custom framing these with expensive matting... we've seen that and these are KILLER!

The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Ornament-Sized Bead Kits - The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill
Same fun things to stitch as the larger designs... you get all the threads, beads and Treasure embellishments in these. They all finish approx 3 x 3. The hamburger is easy -- stitch it for a magnet on your refrigerator! The Medallion and Mosaic Egg companion the Easter Eggs we have every year... only instead of ladybugs and flowers... these are all beaded with geometric designs. The bathtub might need a little imagination as to display -- but it's cute!

They're all fun. We have a Christmas wreath in the shop that is decorated with loads of Christmas kits. Get a fake greenery wreath, pretty Spring-colored ribbon, dig out some pastel Christmas glass bulbs, get a string of twinkle lights, plug in the hot glue gun and make a Spring and Summer Wreath!!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
Something different - Zodiac Charmed Ornaments! from Mill Hill
Each of these finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3 inches in size.
The kits come with the paper, chart, flosses, beads and the round medallion charm. Find your sign!

Presenting a Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Part 1 of A Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Stitch-Along fromTiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist is beginning a new series of designs - January's is pictured here - along with teasers of a crab and walrus! They are unusual animals celebrating the months. Presented in chart format, each will finish approx 4 x 4-1/2... depending on your fabric choice and count. (36ct will make them less than 3 inches)

You can make individual pillows/cushions or join them all together using the freebie border chart. You can even change the month to the name of the animal or someone in the family. Releasing the beginning of each month, they'll run $6 each, and are coded for regular DMC floss. I like the fact that they are going to be *different* little guys. January is a little Badger taking a snowy ride!

A Sprig of Holly from Pineberry Lane - click for more Merry Little Stitches from Pineberry Lane - click for more Merry Little Stitches & A Sprig of Holly
from Pineberry Lane
Pineberry Lane has two new designs... one is Christmassy, and one isn't as much... but both are big on charm!!!
  • Merry Little Stitches is a trio of ornament designs which measure just 2-1/2 x 3 on 35ct. Santa, three angels and a Mrs Christmas... it's charted for regular ol' DMC!
  • A Sprig of Holly features a seamstress with her scissors and spool of thread. Finishing 3-1/4 x 4, she's stitched with regular DMC, just like Merry Stitches. She'd be cute finished as a little needle case or pin cushion.
Let it Snow silk gauze globe kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Classic Santa silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Christmas Visit silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Believe silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Christmas Tree silk gauze globe kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view!
Miniatures With Silk Threads on Silk Gauze from Kreinik
Silent Night silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Oh... we carried these years and years ago... and at some point, the stitched shop models made it home with me, and into my personal stash of Christmas Decorations in my house! The other night at The Silver Needle Christmas Party, some of the shop gals were ooshing and gooshing over them, and I thought I really ought to see if they are available at all anymore. VOILA! Just as gorgeous as always... here they are... back again to enjoy and stitch!

All are presented as kits of Au Ver A Soie silk thread, the chart, and cut of 40ct silk gauze. (enough thread for 40ct linen in the kits... but if you want to substitute larger linen, you'll need to match the silks to flosses so you'll have enough thread to make them larger.) A trio of tiny snow globes... the Classic Santa, Madonna and that tiny street scene... these are exquisite! You can see by the ruler in the pic just how small they are. We matted ours, but needless to say, they would be lovely tree ornaments as well. I have always loved each one of these... and am thrilled to bring them back into The Silver Needle! (I'm just not happy about taking them away from my home displays and sending them 'back to work!')

Let it Snow Bungalow from Hands On Design - click to see more
Hands On's Let it Snow Bungalow
The 4th seasonal chalk-art house by Hands On Design, this is the charming WINTER version to finish the set.

Stitch the whole house, or just the season label - Winter - it looks so fresh because it is mostly Sampler Threads of the color Chalk stitched on any gunmetal Aida or linen you choose. Very festive.... each of the seasons has been presented in chart format.

***Cathy is promising a new 2018 4-part Chalk Series in collaboration with Priscilla Blain! More info to follow in January!

Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Presenting Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks
This is the beginning of a new series of designs by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. Beginning in late January, this set of 9 charts starts to ship - one each month through next September. Stitched on natural linen (your choice of count), each design measures 63 stitches square - approx 4 x 4 on 14/28ct or 3-1/3 on 18/36. You can make individual cushions or join everything together into one 209 x 209 stitch count piece (she includes her freebie border chart.)

Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, (multiple skeins of the colors). The designs coming are: Little Red Barn, Dairy Darlin', Cock-a-doodle-do, Horsin' Around, Grandma's Quilt, Farm Folk, Grandpa's Pick-Up, Pinewood Farm and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
  • Fabric: Lots of count options - 28, 32, 36, 40. Individual cushions or entire set together? You decide and tell us!
  • Floss Set for entire piece with border: Bamboo (6), Blackbird (2), Cherry Cobbler (2), Pebble Beach (2), Roasted Chestnut (2), Weeping Willow (2), and DMC 435 and 754 - 1 skein of each.
  • Charts will probably be $6 each. Fabric TBA by YOU!

BRRR... our December Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more
BRRR... our December Secret Needle Night Kit
Thanks! This month's SNN is sold out!
December's Secret Needle Night design is ready!!! A fun little snow scene of a penguins playing in the snow, lots of Pearl cotton and Fyre Werks this time around. The 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch design is stitched on 18ct white linen with cottons and metallic ribbons.

Your kit contains our chart, the fabric, threads, beads, buttons and snowball embellishments! Our finishing kit is offered separately to make this into the little wedge-shaped stand-up in the pic!

Our Annual Secret Needle Night Pre-Pay is on During December
Every month, we design a cute little 'seasonal something' project... stitch it on 18ct linen... and feature fun threads and little embellishments. We kit them up, keep the designs a secret till we release them the first Wednesday of each month. They are limited in production... available to our subscribers. They are retired each month, and never made again. All those darling models then grace our walls in the back room of the shop - because they are our little babies!!! We have been doing Secret Needle Night for 20 years we think... we've been in 'this new space' since 2000, and we were doing them in 'the old space' before that... so it's *high math!*

Anyway... every December, we open up a Pre-Pay Special... pay for all 11 of 2018 Kits,and get next Decembers - the 12th -- FREE! This covers Mona's finishing kits as well... so if you do those... you'll get your finishing kit FREE as well! The Pre-Pay offer ends with shipment of the January kit... so you have just a couple of weeks to indulge!

Keep Calm and Merry On from AB Designs - click for more Merry Kiss Moose from AB Designs - click for more Merry Kiss Moose & Keep Calm and Merry On
from AB Designs
AB Designs has sent two small Christmas designs that will just make you smile. Presented in chart format - there are no special buttons or anything - they just feature that fun polka-dot Belfast linen, and Amy's charm! Make the larger pieces (3 x 6) or the ornaments/pin cushions 3 x 3... there are several options open.

Little penguin is wearing the Royal Crown... and actually, I think the little moose needs a bit of mistletoe hanging from his antler! I like the JABCO peppermint buttons... we can send green or red peppermints, presents, stars, snowflakes, trees; I think little cushions and ornaments would be stunning trimmed with Lady Dot's Sizzle Mini Balls or Chenille trim (a bright Christmas Red!)

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

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

Pincushion d'Eulalie by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Pincushion d'Eulalie from Reflets de Soie
Reflets de Soie has another small beaded pin cushion design that is here! Only 41 x 54 in stitch count... if you've never done one of these beaded pieces, THIS IS A GOOD ONE to try! Worked on 35ct linen, you are working from the chart, but stitching on a petite glass bead instead of a cross stitch. You use floss that matches the linen color... you're not even changing colors. This finished cushion will measure only 2-1/2 x 3 inches!!!!

Presented as the chart with enough beads to do both sides, (you could just choose your own colors and regularly cross stitch the design), the beads are pre-sorted and labeled for you. This one features a lovely rose-plum background color with gold, blue and white accents -- just gorgeous!
Remember... this is TWO SIDED! You get both designs in here... so you will need two 9 x 9 linen cuts... to make two cushions or one that is beaded on both sides!!!

The Perfect Tree Globe by Bent Creek -- click to see more The Perfect Tree Globe from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has sent their annual snow globe design - it's another cutie this year to join their collection. Presented as a complete kit of 18ct natural linen with pre-sorted #5 Pearl cottons, a star button and a bit of the 'rope twine' to tie the tree to the top of the car, this finishes approx 5 x 5 in size.

These are fun to finish as square stand-up blocks to stack up - there are something like 15 different globe patterns by BC to mix up! Really nice design for a beginning stitcher as well -- think about that. Fabric is easy to hold and count, the needle is generous and there is no thread splitting... it's cute and everything is HERE!

Nativity Row by Bent Creek -- click to see more Nativity Row from Bent Creek
A long and narrow reminder of the reason-for-the-season... angels. the three wise men, and Holy Family... the stitch count of this is 310 x 30.

Choose any fabric you like; charted for DMC or hand-dyeds... this finishes approx 19 x 2 on 32ct. Presented as a chart.

Yuletide Shanty from Plum Street Samplers - click for more
Yuletide Shanty and Hello Winter from Plum Street Samplers
Plum Street Samplers has 4 new designs - these are just two!
  • Yuletide Shanty is a cute little cylinder/drum shaped pin cushion. Finishing about 5 x 5 it features Santa sailing towards your chimney!!!!!! SO DARN CUTE... the bottom features a verse: Old Saint Nick, He sails the seas, his beard grows long so he won't freeze! He's standing on his poop deck on the top of the drum... verse on the bottom.

    The sides are also super-cool -- all the way around there is a big whale under the sea - amidst seaweed, fish, a little decorated Christmas tree, and wrapped presents!!! Hello Winter from Plum Street Samplers - click for moreWay up there on the creative scale... this is a keeper!!!! Presented as a chart, stitched with DMC or hand-dyeds.

  • Hello Winter - The 4th of the seasons, this features wintery greenery, cardinals and a little winter wren. Measuring approx 4-1/2 x 9... this whole set has been charming. Contemporary, clean, pretty, very different from a lot of Paulette's other designs... I think you could hang these in anyone's house, anyone's office, anywhere... and they'd be right at home!

Merry Wishes Box from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Making Spirits Bright from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Little Red House Tin from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more 2017 Ornament I'm Dreaming from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Snowman Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
New Arrivals from Tina and Teri of Shepherd's Bush
Have Arrived... Just in time for something to tuck in a stocking!!!!

  • Merry Wishes Box - A small kit with hand-dyed flosses and a couple of bitty buttons, this finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/3. Make a stuffed cushion or mount it in the resin rectangular box... it featured an antiqued white finish - available separately.
  • Making Spirits Bright - This is a kit -- hand-dyed linen and threads, it's full of T & T's personality! They've finished it with a chenille edge trim - stitching over it with red floss so it kind of looks like a candy cane! JABCO has a special Pin Set to garnish this... holly, sheep, snowflake, flower and heart - everything found in the stitching! Finishes approx 3-1/2 inches square.
  • Little Red House Tin - Joins their other little round tart tins... this time around the shepherd has tiny reindeer instead of sheep! Small complete kit contains the tin, and they are super cute hanging on your Christmas Tree.
  • 2017 Ornament: I'm Dreaming - This could be a pin cushion as well, but is presented in a leaflet format to finish into an ornament. The leaflet comes with a smattering of buttons for the flakes and berries.
  • Snowman Sled Kit - We love these! Tina and Teri have several other mini-sled designs, this one features a little snowman with a big candy cane longer than he is tall! You get the chart, flosses, a teeny cut of 14ct perforated paper, and that red and white polka dot paper. You can opt to make him a flat paper tag ornament, or get a little wooden Foxwood Crossings wooden sled (paint it if you feel like it), cut around the stitching and simply glue him to the sled! Zip Zap! Sleds are addictive, and offered separately!

Jolly Santa from The Trilogy - click to see more All is Calm, All is Bright from The Trilogy - click to see more
Holiday Reminders from The Trilogy
Small cards with big reminders!
  • All is Calm, All is Bright - 2 x 3-1/2 over two, or less than 1 x 2 over one... DMC or hand-dyeds.
  • Jolly Santa - I'd be that jolly too if I let my stomach be that wide! (and get to cover it up with a banner!)

Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss! Click through so you can see the larger version of this chart
35 NEW DMC Flosses Updated release date is late-January.
It's been some time since we've been treated to new DMC cotton floss colors... there will be 35 new colors here... in late January.

Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss!The 35 new colors are being released in a metal tin. Once you take your threads out of it, it'll make a neat little traveling tin for scissors, threaders and needles!

Inspired by contemporary color trends, supposedly these are going to match lots of our available linens... not much info on that as of now.

These WILL be available OPEN STOCK... this means you can purchase any of these singly if need be. (We will add them to the clicky boxes on the DMC page as soon as they have arrived.) The last batch of 'new flosses' came a few years ago in a boxed set and those are STILL not available singly. So... this is a lovely surprise!

Color numbers will begin at 001 and go through 035. We'll have them all, and are taking RESERVATIONS to ship one of each new color in the tin... to you the day they arrive!

Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss! To-Tin or Not -To -Tin! THAT is the question!
We are so excited about our new DMC colors!!!! All 35 are here neatly organized in our shop floss drawers. Available for shipment NOW!!!
If you are *A TIN PERSON*... and really want to wait for your colors to come in the metal tin... you'll receive yours the day our shipment arrives - promised sometime in January.
*If you are *A-No-Tin Person*... let us know, and we can send them right away!!! (Please let us know if you have a previous order we will need to cancel, so you don't get a duplicate shipment later on.)

Peppermint & Holly from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Merry Wishes from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Peppermint & Holly, and Merry Wishes from With Thy Needle's Brenda Gervais!
  • Peppermint & Holly is a sweet Christmas Angel gathering her holiday holly. Worked on Weeks Dye Works 35ct Twilight Linen, choose something dark. Lots of the various dark grays or chalkboard-colors in both linen and aida will work beautifully. Stitched with a smattering of Weeks flosses... that striped cording (not included but readily available online) adds the perfect finishing touch! Love the red/mossy/gunmetal color scheme!!! This finishes approx 5 x 7.
  • Merry Wishes - This is a little sheep decked out for Christmas! His festive little holly bow and that pretty basket on his back... this is presented as a small chart, with the design finishing ornament-sized at less than 3 x 3. Fabric shown is Picture This Plus's 36ct legacy, trim is Lady Dot's Lush Lawn Chenille that has been coffee-stained and baked!

M is for Mermaid from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
M is for Mermaid
by Heartstring Samplery
Heartstring Samplery has a new 'letter' design - it is her 6th in this ongoing collection. A simple circle that measures 80 x 80 in stitch count... this one features swimming mermaids amidst the billowing seaweed and little fish.

Pretty hand-dyed colors, this will finish only 2 x 2 if you go over one on 40ct... it'll be 5 x 5 if you choose 32ct. Cute ornament or pic cushion!

Sadie Woods Sampler from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Sadie Woods Sampler
from Barbara Ana
Here is a VERY primitive piece by Barbara Ana that is full of charming details. The cover model is stitched on UNEVEN weave Osnaburg Cotton -- it is has 40 threads per inch one way, and 32 the other. (We do not sell this.) What results from a regular chart is a piece that is distorted in shape.

You CAN do this on any count you want... you'll still get the cute houses and the little girls that say *Lizzie & Me* and that cute little doll on there! Charted for only 6 shades of DMC floss, the overall chart count is 380 x 118 in stitch count.

Bergere Bricoleuse By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly Paris mon Amour By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly
Paris mon Amour & Bergere Bricoleuse
from Madame Chantilly
Madame Chantilly has a pair of new designs that are light-hearted and fun.
The Paris street scene - the shopping district around the Eiffel Tower - doesn't *really* look like this... but it's fun to imagine a little! Finishes approx 17 x 6-1/2 on 32ct, the chart is coded for DMC.

Bergere Bricoleuse features a small set of designs to make a needle case and trio of pic cushions. A small farm scene, the shepherdess appears to be a mender as well... so she's out there with her sewing basket of threads, scissors and knitting!!! The whole design measures 168 x 115 in stitch count... you can see that in the picture, as well as the smaller motifs pulled out and stitched individually. Also coded for DMC.

Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Winter ABC's from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Winter ABC's from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks is designing a set of skinny seasonal alphabets! Winter is the third - Autumn and Stitcher are the first two... these are fun. Presented as the chart, it finishes approx 2 x 19... and is coded for Classic Colorworks or DMC flosses.

The small motifs on this would make cute individual ornaments if you have a time crunch... but the whole things would be great hung on a tall, skinny empty wall somewhere!

2005 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2006 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2007 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2008 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2009 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2010 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2011 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Presenting 7 Retired Annual Santas from The Prairie Schooler
Reprinted for a while are these 7 coverlet-inspired Santas.
Originally offered as charts with Classic Colorworks flosses, they are now presented in charts only with an included DMC conversion. Now $6 each.

Learn Little Maid by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! I Went to Church Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Two New Samplers
from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
A pair of samplers has arrived and each is charming. Stitched over one or two threads, they are coded for regular DMC floss. Each suggests just a basic cream fabric, you can always distress after stitching, or choose something hand-dyed.
  • I Went to Church Sampler - This is so fun! It is the ultimate test as to whether or not people actually READ the verses on your stitched pieces! This one reads:
    I went to church on Sunday. My love, she passed me by. I knew her mind was changing by the roving of her eye.
    Now, THAT'S a different verse for a sampler!!!! Stitch count is 235 x 203 - so over one on 28ct, it would be 8-1/2 inches in size... over two it's 17. A balanced border and pretty church scene... it 'looks' just nice and serene!
  • Learn Little Maid - 'Learn little maid each useful art that may adorn thy youth, Learn to improve thy tender heart in virtue, grace and truth.'
    THIS is a more traditional verse than that poor guy's story - the one who got dumped at church!!!!! This one measures 303 stitches square - or a whopping 19 inches square on 32ct. Stitched with DMC, the border is simple, and the alphabet is blocky... but the dividing bands are very pretty, and the house is gorgeous! (I like the inside border around that little mansion... it matches the florals down at the bottom corners.) Really striking!

Love Is Knitting For You!  100% Pure Amore from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Love Is Knitting For You! *100% Pure Amore*
from Cuore e Batticuore
Well, I don't knit, but I GET how sweet, endearing and charming this piece is!!! Look at the little sheep down at the left -- knitting up a storm! Then, look at the giant yarn balls. Next... The little girl sitting on wool pillows knitting the sweater the other girl is WEARING! She's finishing a sleeve! Check out the reindeer looking on -- get a load of his sweater! And then... all the little birds everywhere with sweaters and knitted caps on! How can anyone who knits NOT love this???

Presented as a chart, this measures 278 x 157 in stitch count -- a huge 18 x 10 on 32ct! It's coded for DMC... and just the cutest thing! Can't do the whole thing? Take out just that knitting sheep, or the reindeer!

Just Nan is Re-Printing her First Gingerbread Mouse!
First Gingerbread Mouse reprint from Just Nan Originally released in 2012, and retired that season, Nan's little Gingerbread Mouse has caused quite a stir! She is *doing a Disney-Thing* and 'opening the vault' to offer this darling little mouse chart from December 13th to December 30th, 2017 ONLY. A lot of you missed this first mouse, so this is a quick second chance!!!

Chart includes the special brass button base, little paper tag, a few glass beads and her metal tail. You'll need a 6 x 6 cut of Gingerbread Linen... these look SO CUTE on your Christmas tree! Reserving a chart ahead of release is best because of limited availability!

Sing a Song of Seasons from Blackbird... No photo yet! - click for more
Sing a Song of Seasons
from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird has sent their 5th in this year's Loose Feather's Series - For the Birds.

Following their color scheme of taupes and cremes, demins and dusty greens, this edition features kind of an out-of-control exotic floral urn with equally out-of-control blooms and sprigs! Finishing approx 5 x 5... no verses... no nothing... just pretty!

Harbor Haven from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Harbor Haven fromBy the Bay Needleart
Oh don't you LOVE this??? By The Bay's Donna Bayliss has announced her next design series - Harbor Haven - 12 sections in a nautical theme. Presented as charts, stitch each individually or join PAIRS or all of it together however you want! One chart shipping monthly - beginning this December - each will be $8.

Stitch this on anything you want (she says not white or something light like that) - total stitch count will be 672 x 84... or 42 x 5 on 32ct. Coded for DMC, she is including border charts for single panels as well as two different borders if you want to stitch two of the sections together. Absolutely charming... I kind of wish I lived in that pic!

Christmas Stitch-Along from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Stitch-Along fromTiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist has been 'collecting' a design... and it's finally all here now! *Merry Christmas* is a charming scene of Santa and The Mrs at The North Pole, surrounded by all their forest friends. Measuring approx 8 x 10-1/2 on 32ct, it's stitched with DMC floss. I don't know why it's so endearing... but it really is!

Presented in three parts... we have gathered them all together so you aren't messing with pieces and parts. All the design parts are here... just add fabric and floss!

Richard's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view

Presenting Richard - Shepherd's Bush's 2017 Annual Stocking
He's a Hiker this year... companioned by his deer, sheep and bird friends.

The optional charm packet this year has a nutcracker charm in it -- you can see that hanging on Santa's sack.. and we love that little spotted reindeer!

Stitched on 18ct Natural linen like all the rest of Tina and Teri's stockings, Richard is #27, I think! DMC and Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed featured.

2017 Christmas Winter Mega-Issue - click to see more 2017 Christmas Winter Mega-Issue
The latest issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine has arrived. This is a lovely publication that features nothing but 29 patterns, gorgeous pictures of them all, their charts and templates and only ONE page of advertisements! 91 Pages this time around... I cannot say enough nice things about this magazine. If you don't subscribe directly from them, you should...although I would love to sell them to you each time!

You get 17 cute punch needle patterns in this issue along with 12 cross stitch designs. Nice heavy paper, beautiful pics... we have a few of the back issues available... they have really nice things tucked inside! Regular issues are $8.99 -- the Christmas issues are bigger and run more.

Foxwood Crossings Snowy Visitors - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Snowy Barns - click to see more More New Bitty Sled Patterns
from Foxwood Crossings
Oh gosh, everybody LOVES these little sled ornaments! Tiny 2-inch wooden sleds, each has a bed that is perfect for a bit of Cross Stitch! Foxwood Crossings has tons of designs, and here 7 more! Snowy Barns and Snowy Visitors -- each takes a jiff to stitch on 14ct perforated paper or 14/28 fabric.

You can paint your sleds, put ribbons or greenery on them... get as creative as you want, but know they are DARLING just they way they are -- left brown. We have a Bakers Dozen on the mini wooden sleds.

Both versions of Jingle Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Ebenezer Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Ebenezer Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more
Jingle and Ebenezer Berries from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels continues her set of stitched berry cushions and ornaments. We have a trunk show in the shop till January that has ALL 40 BERRIES IN HER COLLECTION all stitched and in one place. Oh My Gosh... they are such a delight to see! Actually the same finishing concepts as Just Nan's mice, these are stitched flat and then you roll them. Picture a waffle cookie ice cream cone -- same shape, same assembly!

Linda's berries come in either silk gauze or linen options. Even though each theme companions -- every berry is totally different from the other 39. Linen versions are chart only. Silk versions include a cut of 40ct silk gauze.
  • Jingle Berry SILK finishes less than 1-1/2 inches. Snowflakes against that red background, an enchanting ornament size. The Snow Chenille trim along the top is the 'fur' on Santa's hat, it features Weeks Collards Houndstooth hand-dyed wool and a peppermint JABCO button as well. Stitched with hand-dyed flosses.
  • Jingle Berry LINEN finishes closer to 4 inches in size. A few thousand less stitches than the silk version, this is done on Weeks Garnet Linen. Linda has turned it on its top, and made a tiny Santa hat out of it as another finishing option. THE SAME design is finished like the other berries -- shown right beside it -- can you believe those are the same design?
  • Ebenezer's Blessing SILK finishes a petite 1-1/2 inches again. What a CHARMING ornament! It features a old-time skating couple with the sentiment: *God Bless Us All Everyone.*
  • Ebenezer's Blessing LINEN finishes about 4 inches worked on 36ct Dirty Linen. Same *God Bless* wish on this one, the designs includes the chart for the square cushion/ornament as well.

Flora McSample's 2017 Treats from Lizzie Kate Do The Right Thing from Lizzie Kate The Spirit of Christmas -- Part 3 from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Lizzie Kate's 'November Newbies!' Are Here!
Here are the Sneak Peeks!

  • Flora McSample's 2017 Treats -- Every year Linda's imaginary sampler girl -- Flora -- designs sampler-inspired holiday goodies. This year, Flora has another mini-stocking to coordinate with nine of her other ones (they have come in a trio of annual chartpacks), and 2 other small projects to finish as you please. The chart includes 2 gold heart charms, a few gold glass beads, and a bitty olive green hand-dyed button!
  • Do The Right Thing -- *The time is always right to do the right thing.* A timeless saying by Martin Luther King, Jr, it's been on Linda's 'to do list' for quite a while... so she thought this was a good time to share it! Boxer format, this includes the chart, small hand-dyed flower button embellishment and cut of 30ct linen... along with a cute BONUS chart to make a pin cushion or ornament.
  • Lizzie Kate's Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler is Finished! - *Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.* Finishing approx 6 x 12 on Picture This Plus' hand-dyed linen, this is worked with Weeks flosses. Presented in three charts with embellishments for the main sampler and three bonus designs... we've been collecting this for months, and now it is all here!!!!!
Candy Cane Pocket Kit from JBW Designs
Candy Cane Pocket Kit
from JBW Designs
Here's a very quick-stitch little pocket ornament to hang on your tree. The 1-3/4 x 2 gingerbread man is stitched on 28ct Opalescent Linen with six shades of DMC -- literally like an hour of stitching here. You can finish him using the striped fabric and rik rak provided -- either by following the instructions, or just winging it and making another shape of ornament. Right now, the finished candy cane holder measures approx 2-1/4 x 4.

Cute as can be, the kit contains the chart, linen, needle red striped fabric and rik rak. You supply the bits of DMC from your stash, a few small pieces of cardboard, a little glue and some trim of your choice.

Christmas Pounds from Waxing Moon
Christmas Pounds
from Waxing Moon Designs
*When what to my wondering eyes did appear, but 10 extra pounds on my thighs and my rear.*(Ho Ho Ho... Merry Christmas!!!)

Waxing Moon has sent this fun design... it finishes about 7 x 10 on 14/28ct, and is stitched with DMC floss or Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Stitch it for your work-out club or the lunch room at work!

His Lordship from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Her Ladyship from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Her Ladyship and His Lordship Have Arrived from Peacock and Fig
Here is a pair of charming 7 x 8 birth announcements to decree the arrival of the *Chosen One!* They are very regal, and quite different than the usual baby announcements. I love them! Presented in chart format (super clear and nicely colored), they are stitched on white fabric with DMC floss and each features a smattering of Mill Hill glass beads and a bit of Kreinik #4 metallic braid in gold and silver.

There is a piece of graph paper in here and really nice instructions for personalizing with the backstitch alphabet OR creating that gorgeous flowing one. (I have to laugh... the sample word she shows in the alphabet font instructions is *vodka* -- I guess you'll need that when Her Ladyship or His Lordship summon!) Choose 25 or 28ct White Lugana, 28ct white linen or 14ct white Aida to best fit those beads. We're thinking some awesome custom framing on these, too!

CS221 Merry Christmas from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS220 Snow Birds from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more O Tannenbaum from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Several Christmas Offerings coming our way from With Thy Needle
Brenda Gervais is sending 4 new charts later this week... always such a fun package to open when the mailman delivers!!! Here's the Scoop!
  • Merry Christmas -- Santa and his reindeer out for a stroll in the wintry landscape... this is shown stitched over one thread on the same 28ct Mushroom Lugana you might have enjoyed while stitching WTN's Summer Schoolhouse Series! (If you didn't enjoy going over one thread (!), just go over two!! The Cross Stitch Fairies will not be upset with you!) A pretty design, this will finish either a petite 5-1/2 x just 2, or approx 11 x 4. Brenda's lovely color palette of Woodrose, Wood Trail, Endive, Chili Pepper, Eggshell, Peanut Brittle and Straw Hat hand-dyeds are featured. She even suggests you stitch this on large -- like 18ct linen over 2 -- you'd get a 17 x 7 sofa pillow!
  • Snow Birds -- A snow-person couple chilling in the blustery winter weather! Brenda loves the assorted little winter birds that gather along the side of the roads but then fly away the minute you drive by. You can never get a good look at them... but she's always called them *Snow Birds* and in this design... had given them SCARVES to keep warm! Weeks Confederate Gray linen provides the dreary, chilly background for this charming design! Stitch count is 121 x 85... Confederate Gray comes in 30, 32, 35, 36 and 40ct... so you have size options! Metal snowflake embellishment is a mystery and not included... sorrryyyy.
  • CS219 Jingle All The Way from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
  • O Tannenbaum -- This is cute! Make a set of 5 individual pin cushions, or ornaments... or put them into the fun little tray! Presented as the chart. (You're on your own for the sheep figure.) Stitched on 36ct Legacy linen by Picture This Plus, (pin cushions and ornaments can be worked on other counts, but 36 is absolute for the tray) the hand-dyed colors are yummy! Sandcastle, Red Rocks, Dried Thyme, Apricot Blush, Old Red Paint, Cidermill Brown, Woodrose, Roasted Marshmallow, Wood Trail, Eggshell, Hickory Sticks, Weeping Willow and Hazelnut. The wooden tray measures 10 x 10 x 1-1/2 inches in size.
  • Jingle All The Way -- Another cute paper mache' box finishing treatment -- just like Spirits and Spells -- this is stitched on 40ct Confederate Gray with Brenda's gorgeous color palette of sift hand-dyeds. Bigger fabric count? Just get a bigger box! Trim pictured is Lady Dot Creates -- Mini Balls in Vintage color.

Tapestry Blooms from The Cricket Collection - click to see more
Tapestry Blooms
from Cross Eyed Cricket!
Cross Eyed Cricket's Vicki Hastings has re-worked her design from our Circle of Friends Series and published it in this pretty autumnal picture! *All Things Bright and Beautiful.* I love the checkerboard, and the olive green of the leafy band, and of course the vase of flowers is luscious!

Stitched on 28ct Summer Khaki Linen with 20 regular shades of DMC floss... what a cheerful burst of color! Companion mitten design is also included in the leaflet, along with the alphabet to personalize your flower vase.

Oklahoma Westie Rescue 2018 Calendars
Oklahoma Westie Rescue 2018 Calendars Personally (on the Lindy end of things) I volunteer for our Oklahoma Westie Rescue Doggy Organization. Meredith, who runs the non-profit, is a girl from Oklahoma who 'just can't say no' to homeless pups... so we have lots of fur babies to take care of and place in new homes! Emphasis is on Westies, Scotties and Cairns... but you know..... So, every year we do a calendar and feature pics of everyone's Westies!!! The 2018 calendars are $15... all those funds go directly to OWR to pay vet bills. I think we have a couple of page previews... but we're not going to show you all of the months... you have to get the calendar to see all those precious pin-ups!

Christmas Mouse in a House from Just Nan Presenting Just Nan's Gingerbread Mrs Santa Mouse
Mrs Santa joins last year's Gingerbread Santa mouse! She is wearing a striped and beaded Christmas dress with a white collar and holly trimming at the hem. She has a cute little mopcap perched on her head, and she's holding a tiny gingerbread man cookie -- right from the oven.

Stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus, she comes with her special beads, tail, button base, and cap material. You'll need a little stuffing a bits of DMC floss. So... cute!!!! Another little mousie to add to your collection, Mrs Santa comes as the small chart with embellishments.

Count Your Blessings from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Thankful Pumpkins from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Pins & Needles from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Three New Designs from Annie Beez Folk Art
  • Count Your Blessings
    This is a sweet design by Annie Beez Folk Art... it looks like a normal sampler, till you look it over... it's full of rabbits! I'm counting 12 on here! It would be cute as a nursery or young child's piece -- you could do a 'family tree' of everyone's birthdays on here... it'd be fun finished as a pillow. It's kind of big (165 x 116)... but it'd be a fun thing for a young stitcher to do, as well -- maybe with a little help from you! Cute colors, whimsical design, an easy chart... DMC or hand-dyeds are featured.
  • Thankful Pumpkins Give Thanks -- Stitch this 73 x 63 design, it'll finish just 3-1/2 x 4-1/2, and maybe finish it as a block stand-up instead of the fussy framing shown on the cover. It's a cute design, just needs to be toned down a little! A pin cushion pillow tucked among a few faux pumpkins would be nice, as well. Charted, it uses 7 different hand-dyeds and is actually worked on Antique white linen which you get to tea-stain per the chart instructions!
  • Pins & Needles Just a cute, organized house, alphabet and border, this finishes approx 6 x 7 on 32ct. Stitched with assorted hand-dyed flosses, something nice to stuff and nestle in your basket full of all the rest of your pin cushions! Chart format.

A New Summer Schoolhouse Series part 4 from With Thy Needle - click for more
Summer Schoolhouse Abecedarian Part Four
WITH BONUSES! has Arrived!
Brenda Gervais has JUST sent info on the 4th and final part of her Schoolhouse series... BUT WE HAVE TWO SURPRISES we didn't know we were going to get!!!
  • Part Four's design finishes the alphabet with WXY and Z.
  • There is a Stitch dot to coordinate with part four's design -- it's already here, and CUTE!
  • BONUS #1: Miss Polly's Hornbook chart is included in part four! It is finished onto a 3 x 4 wooden hornbook (similar to 16th and 17th century learning tools -- used to teach the ABC's and writing skills.) The chart includes detailed instructions for painting and finishing the hornbook -- you have enough of your 9 x 54 cut of Lugana to stitch this. (Brenda planned that for you!) Hornbook kits ARE available... they WILL be included in our auto-shipments. Kits include the wooden piece and trim
  • . Summer Schoolhouse Abecedarian Part Four Extras from With Thy Needle - click for more
  • Miniature Strawberry Emorys: Part four's chart also includes the chart for this delightful 1-1/2 inch berry! (you have enough Lugana for this as well!) Brenda topped it with a bit of Weeks hand-dyed wool (available separately) and made a few more out of simple red cotton fabric. Just as cute as can be, they'll look awesome nestled in between your alphabet cushions! Topping wool will NOT be sent with auto-ships, so order some if you need it!
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this set of designs... can't wait for part four to ship -- it'll be at The Silver Needle Mid-October!

Teresa Layman Winsome Ways -- click to see more Teresa Layman Peacock & Pomegranates -- click to see more Teresa Layman Strawberry Basket -- click to see more
Winsome Ways, Peacock & Pomegranates, Strawberry Basket from Teresa Layman
Teresa Layman has three new miniature knotwork designs... not Cross Stitch at all... these are ONE wrap of a French Knot with ONE strand of DMC floss. They are kind of like *paint-by-number* or punch needle, because the design is a line printing on fabric, and you fill in the color! You need a good sturdy hoop, and a love of French Knots, and you're good to go! We have dozens of models in the shop.. and we did have a class in this one summer... and several did survive to stitch these charming creations!

Presented as the design pre-printed on Teresa's Knotwork cloth and a couple of needles. You'll need a hoop and the DMC floss. Winsome Ways finishes 5 x 5, Peacock finishes 6 x 2, and Strawberry Basket measures in at 3-1/2 x 5!

JN079 Christmas Elegance by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN048 Christmas Jewel by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN054 Christmas Memories by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN017 Crystal Noel by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN141 Flakes by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN169 Ginger Joy by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN099 Ice Garden by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN184 Mitten Men by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN276 Peace on Earth by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN224 Snow Ball by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN241 Snowball Day by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN027 Snowfire Christmas by Just Nan -- click to see more! JN034 Tinsel Tapestry by Just Nan -- click to see more!
Just Nan's *Last Calls* on Retiring Patterns
We are finishing our 'Last Calls' from Nan this year... and it looks like we're celebrating Christmas early! Past favorites by Nan, these are 13 different designs that will no longer be available. Each comes as the chart along with embellishments. Fabrics for some have been discontinued over they years, but there is always something pretty on our shelves to choose from.

Most are not on our website anymore; you'll need to visit the Just Nan website for complete design details... so pay attention to this list! (You can hover your mouse cursor over each image to get its name and design number.

Needle Threader with Clasp from My Big Toe - click for more Needle Minders Antiqued Brass and Brightly Colored from My Big Toe - click for more
Pretty Fillagree Needle Minders and Beaded Threaders by My Big Toe Designs
This is a nice collection of small implements to help make your stitching more fun! Small and hand-made, they'd make nice stitcher gifts this season.
  • Needle Threader with Clasp -- This entire thing measures approx 2 inches on overall length. It features a very small wire loop to use as a needle threader, pretty bead decoration through the middle, and a sturdy clasp at the other end to attach to a ribbon, scissors, loop inside of a stitching case... where-ever you need it to stay! Perfect for #28s and larger... the clasp is definitely a popular feature around here!
  • Needle Minders -- Antiqued Brass with antique floral prints inside the dot... just like the brightly colored ones... these measure approx an inch in size, and feature that loop to attach them to something else. More strong rare-earth magnets on the back as well.
  • Needle Minders -- Brightly Colored -- These are in the silver-toned oval-shaped fillagree findings. The color area is a 'dot' that is 1/2 and inch in size. Each minder features a loop a tone end to attach to ribbons, or to sew onto something else, along with rare-earth magnets on the back. Hold needles to fabric, charts to your magnet board, or even notes to your refrigerator!

Harvest Hill from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Harvest Blessings  from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
A Pair of Harvest-Colored Pin Cushions from Abby Rose Designs
Here are two new charts that make into small 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 designs. Stitched with a mixture of brands of hand-dyed flosses, the houses will take a little longer to work up than the Blessings Penny rug piece.

Actually, the houses -- which are all about 30 x 40 each -- would make awesome individual cushions! Toss them in a basket with the sunflowers and trees constructed into their OWN set of cushions -- you could make 6 smalls out of this! Just fun, simple charts!

Tulip Heart Vase from Dames of the Needle - click for more Witchy Moon from Dames of the Needle - click for more To The Moon from Dames of the Needle - click for more To The Moon, Witchy Moon & Tulip Heart Vase
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle has a trio of new charts...
  • To the Moon and Witchy Moon -- this duo companions some of her other designs. Super striking, they are worked on Weeks Dye Works Carrot Linen (yes, both are... photographs on the chart covers don't show that too well!) with only Week's Onyx hand-dyed cotton floss. Finishing 5 x 7 and 7 x 7, choose ANY fabric you want -- the wilder the better -- and definitely a hand-dyed black thread of some sort, to get an eerie finish. You could even accent these with black beads for those individual stitches, or toss in some black metallics here and there! Or... stitch the moon in something gold!
  • Tulip Heart Vase -- Lots of bold, deep color in this one, it finishes 5-1/2 x 7 on Weeks 35ct Parchment linen. The fabric is actually fairly light, and I think we're used to seeing softer colors in a vase of flowers, so this looks intense. I think finish it with black edging -- pillow or framing -- I think it's super eye-catching!

Nest from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more NEST
from Summer House Stitche Workes
This is the third and final drum in this series of HIVE, HOME and NEST. Gorgeous Teals, limes, golds and navy blues are prevalent in this set of designs -- the colors have been super rich and deep. Stitched with DMC of 434, 580, 924 and 926... this finishes just 4 x 6 but rolls into a stand-up drum cushion, complete with a wool top and calico bottom.

The fabric called for is DILL by Picture This Plus. We thought it was green.. it is GOLD, and super yummy! All three designs in this series are still available from us -- WITH THE FINISHING KITS. They include the chart, a 9 x 9 cut of 32ct Picture This Plus hand-dyed linen fabric cut and Beth Ann's delicious finishing kit of wools, calico and charms.

Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Spring Chicks by Jim Shore and Mill Hill
Here's a set of 6 different colored Spring Chick ornaments designed by Quilt Artist Jim Shore and adapted to Cross Stitch by Mill Hill. Presented in small kit format, these are stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and garnished with Mill Hill glass beads.

Each finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2, and what you are seeing in the picture is the front of each chick and an optional stitched backside. Little stitched eggs for your Spring Easter Basket! Complete kits contain the chart for both sides, paper, flosses, beads and needle.

The Victoria Sampler has sent two more pieces to their Stitched Gingerbread Village!
Pieces Nine and Ten: A Stitching Retreat Cottage -- ONLY 3 x 4 in size -- and The Village Tree -- just 4-inches high!
  • Gingerbread Retreat Cottage --Gingerbread Retreat Cottage from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Another of Thea's charming gingerbread houses stitched in multiple pieces on Picture This Plus's 28ct Gingerbread Linen, and then assembled. (Use your Magic By Mona talents you have learned in all our finishing classes, or follow the excellent steps and massive amounts of real pics Thea provides in the book -- WAY intimidating, but NOT hard in the end!)

    Joining the Needlework Shop, Bakery, Candy Cane Cottage, Tree Etui, Church, Stitching House, Quilt Shop and Haunted House, this charming 3 x 4-ish house is trimmed with tons of buttons, some beads, and lots of your pretty stitching. The Hardanger roof is the dressing on the cake! Leaflet has pattern layout of fabric, nice clear charts, the accessory pack contains all the silks, beads and buttons. All you need is the linen and #8 and #12 Pearl for the Hardanger on the roof.
  • Village Christmas Tree from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
  • Village Christmas Tree -- What a cute accessory for your growing village of miniature stitched houses! White and green scallops of stitches make your greenery! Your tiny tree finishes approx 4 inches tall on 28ct -- it's about 3 inches wide at the bottom. Presented in leaflet format with great charts and clear finishing instructions, the accessory pack as enough 'stuff' in it to stitch all three sides of one tree.

    The stitching is a simple Satin -- Bargello-type -- you are seeing all the buttons and beads on there as the ornaments! Thea tells you that you CAN choose some different colors of green linens, to make a little forest of these!!! Just the cutest thing, your trees could be ornaments, they could even be a cover for a bit of candy! Presented as a leaflet with accessory pack.

The Spirit of Christmas -- Part Two from Lizzie Kate - click to see more Nutcracker Sleds from Lizzie Kate Stocking Sleds from Lizzie Kate
Merry Celebrate from Lizzie Kate Dear Santa
New Lizzie Kate Has Arrived!
  • The Spirit of Christmas -- Part Two -- will be here! We finally have all the parts for this delightful Mystery design -- so let us know if you are still needing any misc pieces and parts! Or, if you haven't done it yet, get on our Auto-Ship from the beginning and we'll fix you up!
  • Nutcracker and Stocking Sleds -- Two little Snippet charts with a total of 6 more mini-sled designs in them... always cute ornaments, even if you DON'T use the sled finishing option!
  • Merry Celebrate -- This is the final of 7 cards in this year's seasonal set. You can make these individually, or stitched all together, do just some of the single motifs... whatever!
  • Dear Santa, I've Been Good -- This is a letter to Santa... kind of promising that they've been good all year, but slipping down slope after all! I think it'd make a cute pillow to prop under the tree every year! Chart comes with three snowflake buttons.

Boo Sewing Basket and Seek Goodness Pinkeep Drum from Stacy Nash Primitives
Boo Sewing Basket -- click to see more Stacy Nash has two new offerings...
  • Boo Sewing Basket is a super-simple and cute! You are stitching each of the 5 pieces individually -- they are only about 3 inches in size -- the bottom square is only 2 inches! After the cute pumpkin vine with kitty stitching is finished (Sampler Threads on 36ct), you use your Magic By Mona Finishing expertise to cover the side boards with your fabrics, and then whip stitch them together into the charming little bowl! (Bowl finishes less than 6 x 6 x 3, and Stacy gives you the actual-sized templates to cut them out of something stiff!)Seek Goodness Pinkeep Drum & Strawberry Emery -- click to see more

    If the bowl thing scares you... just make 4 little pin cushions and don't stress about it! Cute chart anyway! The finishing idea was first presented in Stacy's Limited Edition Kit from last Spring's Market... THAT design is still available
    (her Rose Garden Sewing Basket) -- but it's $54! This is $12!

  • Seek Goodness Pinkeep Drum & Strawberry Emery -- Just drab green stitching on natural linen... dress this up with a pretty antique cotton fabric top on your drum, maybe some wool on the bottom, and a coordinating mangy little berry on top that nobody would DARE eat -- except your dog! The little drum measures about 3-1/2 x 4-1/2, and the berry is just 2-inches long -- a perfect snack size! Again, actual-sized templates are included with the chart to make the drum and berry!

2018 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days from Needlework Press - click for more 2018 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days from Needlework Press
Here is our annual Needlework Journal book by Needlework Press! It is an 8-1/2 x 11 softcover book that features pretty needlework on the cover, a few vintage quips on the inside, and all 12 months of the year 2018 beautifully spread out over two pages. Use this as your Needlework Scheduler!!!!!!! You can use it to log stitching hours, record your stitching wish lists, make notes about upcoming meetings, retreats, stitching trips - shows you are going to - ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING related to your stitching!

Make notes about upcoming sales, when the next installment in one of your continuing subscriptions is due... birthdays of stitching friends... your shopping list of fabrics and threads needed... you get the idea! We get a new Book of Days each year.. and they are available now till December-ish... then they sell out till next year! An awesome stitcher gift!!!!!

Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio - click to see more Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio
WOW, is this a cool piece!!!!! By Lila's Studio, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's Murky Linen -- it's a dark, drab but dramatic muddy grey-brown fabric! (Simply delicious, as it's name does not suggest!) Halloween Quaker measures a generous 261 x 180, so it finishes approx 16 x 11 on 32ct. Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, this has several cool elements to it.

The Quaker-inspired motifs are fun, especially the unusual spiders in one, and the black cats in another. That little village at the bottom is cool, the witch legs and boots are colorful, but your eye really goes to that silouette right in the center! Beautiful colors of thread against that fabric, chart calls for 40ct... we can order that for you... 32 is a little less scary to see!

Olivia Ochreleiph from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Olivia Ochreleiph
from Silver Creek Samplers
(O Ker Leaf!) We figured that out today while we were ooogling over this new arrival in the shop! Silver Creek Samplers has delivered a lovely Fall piece! *She wears a dress of scarlet red and orange leaves from over head that sparkle with a frosty glow soon buried in a winter snow.*

Measuring approx 8 x 8-1/2 on 32ct... a whopping 17 shades of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed cottons are called for in this! What a beautiful pillow this would make -- I like the fact that you see falling leaves before you see the verse or a dress!!!!!
My Christmas List from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more

My Christmas List
from Silver Creek Samplers
This is a charming design that speaks of lots of things -- All About Christmas. Lots and lots of words, thoughts, memories... everything trails down this 101 x 287 piece which finishes approx 6 x 18 on 32ct.

Pictures follow the sentiments... it's very nice and festive!!!! Charted for 21 shades of regular 'ol DMC floss!!!!!

Lady Dot Finishing Packs
Lady Dot Finishing Packs Finishing Packs! from Lady Dot Creates
Lois at Lady Dot has made us some special assortment packets of her trims and velveteen finishing fabric... 3 velvets and 4 different trims in each pack... for ONLY $13 EACH! They are color coordinated -- and the idea here is to provide you with several options for finishing pin cushions, ornaments and sewing cases! Instead of trying to choose ONE color option... these packs give you coordinating trims and backing fabrics... so you can actually finish matching sets of things if you want!

Each pack contains 3 velveteens approx 9 x 10 in size, as well as 4 matching trims -- a mixture of ric-rak, chenille, baby balls, velvet ribbon, eye lash chenille -- all the beautiful trims Lady Dot makes! Some trim lengths are a yard long, others are less... but you have enough to do several pieces out of each packet. The velvets will always be the same in each pack -- Lois tells me the trims will vary, for a little extra fun! We have started with five color options: Autumn, Spooky, Primitive, Ho Ho Ho and Icy!

The Black House from Long Dog Samplers - click for more The Black House
from Long Dog Samplers
This is a fun piece by Long Dog Samplers -- it is worked on white, but you could do the reverse and stitch it on black -- if you have really good vision!

Measuring 111 x 145, this will finish a petite 7 x 9 on 32ct... and is coded for Sampler Threads of Raven, Gingersnap, Tea Rose, Apricot Blush, Tropical Ocean, Lexington Green, Harvest Basket, Banker's Gray, Holly Berry, Cornhusk, Briar Rose and Uniform Blue, or regular DMC floss.

I love the colors in this against that black... even the digital pic on the chart front is pretty!

Wee Santa 2017 from Heart in Hand - click for more
Wee Santa 2017
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is into red and white this season!  Her small card annual Santa is here... and although it looks like he is stitched with only white and gold, the pattern actually calls for 14 different colors!!!!  (hand-dyeds or DMC.) 

Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Aztec Red, this finishes approx 4 x 5.  The red comes in several counts, and we have that awesome Aztec Red Gingham Linen that Hands On used for their 12 Days series -- that might add a little splash to this!  Presented as a Wee One Card with a few glass bead embellishments included.

Count Your Blessings and Give Thanks from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more American Eagle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more I'd Rather Bee Stitching Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
The Sweetheart Tree has several new releases...
I'm featuring three pin cushions here, because I like them all! Sandie used to offer most of her things in kit format... she is now steering more towards charts with embellishments only -- figuring most of us have lots of wonderful materials and threads already in our stash just waiting to be used!
  • Count Your Blessings and Give Thanks is the newest small card offering. It's the same pumpkin design reversed with two options for wording. Finishing a very petite 2-1/2 inches square, Sandie added a little Lady Dot Ball trim and some coordinating fabric to them to make the cushions a little larger. The card comes with a smattering of her frosted yellow flower beads for the pumpkin vine blossoms, you add the rest.
  • American Eagle is another cushion design measuring only 48 stitches square -- so 3 x 3 on 32ct. Stitched with regular DMC floss she's included the star button, you'll need to add the few beads, whatever fabric you want and those DMC's from your stash. Card chart includes the button.
  • I'd Rather Bee Stitching Biscornu -- So cute, this is another of Sandie's biscornu designs -- a double-sided 3-inch cushion. Algerian Eyelets in the center area, Satin stitches on the spools, one of her yellow flower beads anchors the center. Stitch on 32ct Cream with DMC flosses, you'll need a few beads. This design matches Sweetheart Tree's Needle Case, so now you can start to collect a whole set of matching smalls! Presented as the chart with embellishments.

Halloween Sampler from Jeannette Douglas Fall Shaker Box by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Wool Pin Cushion and Fob by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Jeannette Douglas's new things released at Market:
  • Halloween Sampler -- Finishes approx 8 x 9-1/2 on Weeks 35ct Confederate Gray -- has lots of specialty stitches and threads are all specialty hand-dyed silks and cottons. 4 Rows of cute seasonal motifs, you can do some of these individually, or make the charming 9 x 10-ish inch sampler -- complete with hand-dyed silks and cottons, metallics and a special witch hat button! Jeannette has featured gorgeous Autumnal colors in this, and of course some fun specialty stitches. The haunted house and tombstone have Satins, the bubbling cauldron down at the bottom is Bargello. Happy Halloween!
  • Fall Shaker Box -- Small chart format, again, coded for Gentle Art's Simply Wool, this fits a 6-inch chocolate Lone Elm Lane box... but it could be stitched smaller for a cushion finishing as well. Since the wools and cottons are the 'same colors' you could go with cottons if you wanted. Fits Lone Elm Lane 6-inch Chocolate box on 32ct -- anything neutral.
  • Wool Pin Cushion and Fob -- This is a small chart coded for Gentle Art's Simply Wool thread -- Gorgeous! Finish into a pin cushion and fob set or... it fits Lone Elm Lane's 4-inch pin cushion base on 32ct, and can be stitched on anything neutral. That wool is awesome to work with -- the chart calls for only 6 shades, so maybe this is a nice time to try stitching with something new to you! Chart for matching fob is included.

Parchment Tapestry from Rosewood Manor - click for more Parchment Tapestry
from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has several new releases -- this is one of my favorites! All the pretty motifs all organized so beautifully inside their sections, it is full of antique-y, soft color. Stitched on Weeks 32ct Parchment Linen with 18 different shades of Weeks hand-dyed cottons, it finishes approx 19 x 13 and is just stunning. Each section has a pretty stylized floral -- notice that all those on the edges can be flipped to create more whole motifs.

Do the pretty alphabet all by itself and add the 'leaf' border around it... or leave it off completely! Any of the florals would be stunning over one on something little for a fob or needle case cover (they measure about 45 x 45 stitches each.) Very traditional, balanced and striking!

MINI Needle Nanny Acorn - click to see more Puffin & Co Halloween House Needle Nanny - click to see more Star Needle Threader from Puffin & Co Puffin & Co Micro Threader Pumpkin - click to see more
Puffin & Co has delightful Copper/Brass/Nickel metal pieces made into needlework tools. Here are several new additions to their line!
  • Needle Nannies -- Super Strong Earth magnets on these -- they'll hold your needles and scissors on your fabric or frame... but even double as good ol' refrigerator magnets!
  • Magnetic Mini Minders -- Just baby Nannies!  Nannies run over an inch, these are definitely under an inch in size -- same strong magnets.
  • Threaders -- Available in Micro for beading needles and Regular for regular needles... the brass artwork is easy to hold onto for threading and the hook is very substantial -- won't pullout when you pass it through the needle eye.
Count Your Blessings from Blackberry Lane
Count Your Blessings
from Blackberry Lane
Blackberry Lane has a new design -- this one is NOT all stitched one over one -- just the verse and the goodies in the sewing box! Finishing about 3-3/8 on 36ct it is shown mounted in the top of Lone Elm Lane's Clamping box... but it'd make a darling stuffed pin cushion as well.

Coded for DMC and Turkish Red, Oatmeal and Sugarplum hand-dyeds -- we laughed -- that's one serious needle she has there!!!!!

Hopes and Dreams Sampler from Lone Elm Lane - click for more Sweet Fragrance from Lone Elm Lane - click for more
Sweet Fragrance & Hopes and Dreams Sampler
from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane has an awesome new box -- a Pipe Box -- available in Caramel and Aged Pewter right now. Measuring 14-1/4 tall, 3-3/4 deep and 5-1/4 in depth, it features a design area of 4 x 7 and a little bottom drawer that is 4 x 2! Stephanie has two designs to fit them...
  • Sweet Fragrance -- Cute little needlecase stores inside the little drawer, the matching design fits the box front. BUT... you can always skip the box if need be and just stitch the design!
  • Hopes and Dreams Sampler -- *I plant my seeds of hopes and dreams then water them with prayers.* Coded for hand-dyed flosses.

Pen To Thread - click to see more Pen To Thread - click to see more
Pen To Thread
WOW... this is an AWESOME 158-page book with over 750 hand-drawn motifs to embroider on anything! It INCLUDES a CD of every image in the book that you can RE-SIZE and PRINT for any project!!!

Darling stuff in here... it's divided up into subjects, and each 'chapter' has a colored pic of some of the motifs stitched... great inspiration here.

Subjects cover: Made in the USA, Food, The Craft Room, Tools, School Days, In the Kitchen, In the Garden, Around the House, The Great Outdoors, By the Sea, Animals, Plants, Frames and Borders and Alphabets. There are instructions for stitches in here, as well as using the CD. Beautifully presented! A definite YES to your stash!

Lauren, the 2017 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more
The Gingher 2017 Limited Edition Designer Scissors *Lauren* are here!!!
They told us they were going to be 'aqua-blue' but they are a gorgeous brilliant, true blue color! Great Gingher quality, super sturdy, use the 4-inch for simple embroidery and cross stitch. Choose the 5-inch for sewing and stitchery -- it's just slightly larger.

Use the 8-inch shear for heavy-duty cutting such as heavy threads and fabrics and wools. NEVER EVER EVER cut paper with your Gingher scissors. EVER!

Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Halloween At Hawk Run Hollow
from Kathy Barrick
The 10th design in this fun series celebrating Hawk Run Hollow... Halloween is full of creepy charm! As with most of the others, it is broken down into smaller blocks of individual designs... skeletons and ghosts... lots of morbid stuff, there is even one square that is just a cute scarecrow in a pumpkin patch -- he just looks mad, but he's still cute!

Coded for 42 different shades of DMC, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's 40ct Legacy Linen and the whole thing will finish approx 18-1/2 x 14. Just in case you're collecting: Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Farms, Spring, Map, Year and now Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow!

Halloween Greetings from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Crowned Owls from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Autumn Harvest Sampler from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
New Designs
from Kathy Barrick
  • Halloween Greetings -- What a fun design... full of scary motifs!
  • Crowned Owls -- I really like the Bargello border on this, warm greens and browns.
  • Autumn Harvest Sampler -- Quilts and cats, a log cabin, very primitive in personality!

Triple Treat from Val's Stuff

Triple Treat!
from Val's Stuff
This is a special release kit that contains clay, felt, charts, and perforated paper to make all three designs!

*Whoo's a Scaredy Cat?, A Little Spooked, and Just Hang' in Out!* are the three... all you add are the flosses.

These look cute hanging from a scraggly tree branch stuck in a bowl of candy!
More Bats! from Val's Stuff
More Bats!
from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has three more little paper bats with felt ball bodies! These are approx 2 x 6, stitched on brown perforated paper with DMC. What makes them cute are the felt ball eyes, body and tiny felt ears! Offered in kits of the chart, paper, balls, clay fang teeth, and backing felt, they are super quick to stitch, and will make fun dangling Halloween decorations!
  • Black Body says: Going Batty!
  • Yellow Body says: Bite Me
  • Seafoam body says: Just Batty

Lizzie Kate's *Spirit of Christmas* Mystery Sampler Presenting Lizzie Kate's *Spirit of Christmas* Mystery Sampler!
  • Designs with embellishments will release.... $26.00 for Part one (it ships with the embellishments) and $9.00 each for parts two and three -- those are charts only.
  • LK's special embellishment pack contains all the buttons and charms for the main sampler and bonus patterns.
  • Spirit of Christmas is stitched on Picture This Plus's 28 or 32ct Heartland Linen ($13.60/cut for the whole thing) OR 16 or 18ct Heartland Aida ($10.00/cut for the whole thing), total area is 95 x 191.
  • Lizzie Kate's *Spirit of Christmas* Mystery Sampler
  • Each part will contain a coordinating BONUS project. Three extra treats, projects are a 2-sided Holiday Home Scissor Fob -- 34 x 33, A Christmas Love Pin Pillow -- 73 x 27, and Christmas Is -- a mini sampler that is a whopping 93 x 48! (included with the main chart)
  • Weeks Dye Works 11-Skein Floss Set includes a new 'mystery color.' Linda has made these colors compatible with those of her Holly & Hearts Mystery from a few years ago. $27.50
  • There will be a matching Special/Exclusive Stitch Dot too!!!!! $12.00

Christmas for the Patriot from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Christmas for The Stitcher from Sue Hillis -- click to see more New Mini-Sled Patterns for Christmas Ornaments
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has 2 new leaflets that feature small ornament-sized designs that you can finish ANY WAY you like. She's shown these on those darling little wooden sleds we have!

By Foxwood Crossings, the bitty 1-1/2 x 3 inch sleds come in natural brown wood with metal blades and handles. You can paint them any color you like -- Sue's are all white. Sleds are available separately -- $4.50 each, but we have a Baker's Dozen offering that helps when you are making a lot of these.
Patriots and Stitcher join Sweets, Ride, Friends, and Red Sleds... so Sue's collection of designs is up to 38!

Christmas for the Patriot -- 5 Tiny soldiers and the Liberty Bell, all are coded for DMC floss and finish DINKY! Toy Soldier, Drummer, Flag Soldier and Bugler Soldier.
Christmas for The Stitcher -- A Sewing Bird, spools of thread, stork scissors and a tomato pin cushion... the are cute for us 'seamstresses.'
Presented in leaflet format, you get the actual sized template for sled finishing as well as really nice finishing process photos.

Thread Keeps from Black Branch Needlework Sewing Ad Scissor Keeps from Black Branch Needlework Needle Keeps from Black Branch Needlework
Needlework Accessories by Black Branch Needlework
These are a new line of cute miniature images pressed under clear resin -- made into thread, scissor and needle keeps!
  • Sampler Flower Thread Keeps -- 1-inch Squares with rings to hold your floss cards or baggies, these feature 8 different florals and houses from antique samplers -- all just gorgeous!
  • Sewing Ad Scissor Keeps -- 1 x 2 Pieces featuring a clam-shell clip to attach to scissors, these feature 2 different images of antique sewing ads!
  • Needle Keeps -- More 1-inch Squares, these have a loop at the top to attach to a ribbon so you can't lose them, and feature a super-duper earth magnet for needles (and threaders and small scissors!)

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