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I HAVE ISSUES from AB Designs - click for more Silver Needle Squirrels from The Blue Flower and Lindy Stitches -  click for more Sunnyside Sampler from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Stars & Stripes Penny Drum from Heartstring Samplery CW Designs Antique Toys Set Two Calling of the Sea Pinkeeps & Pin Disk from Stacy Nash -- click to see more


Hello America cover with included designs from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Hello America
Teresa Kogut has a new book - stuffed with 7 cute Americana designs! Pictured is the cover... and then the 7 included designs.

All varied fabrics and threads... hard to choose a favorite, isn't it? Good thing... because you get them ALL in the $30.00 book! (which means they are all only $4.25 each!)

XS351 Patriotic Tweet from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS266 USA Star Ornament Chart from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
USA Star Ornament and Patriotic Tweet
  • USA Star Ornament - Super Cute, just 70 x 61, a very quick stitch! Presented as a chart for $10.00
  • Patriotic Tweet - This one has both the basket design and the chubby little bird bringing his greeting! 52 x 51 For the main design... charted for DMC and hand-dyeds. Chart for both runs $12.00

Summer Quaker from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Honey Bees and Stitching Please from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Honey Bee Quilt from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Honey Bee Basket from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Bumble Needle Minder from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
Primrose Cottage's Newest Releases!
Summer Quaker, Honey Bees & Stitch, Honey Bee Quilt, Honey Bee Basket and Bumble Needle Minder
We're sweet as honey this time around... everything goes with all their Hive Rules patterns from a few seasons ago, so don't miss those too.
  • Summer Quaker - Companions the rest of the seasons, 82 x 82 in stitch count. I love the sunny yellow! Small Chart for $9.00
  • Honey Bees and Stitching Please - 74 x 77 In stitch count - coded for DMC, all the designs in this Honey Bee set call for the came colors - aqua blues and honey golds and browns. Small chart $12.00
  • Honey Bee Quilt - Another small chart - $9.00 - same pretty aqua blues and golds... this one is 73 x 73 and coded for DMC. Small chart $9.00
  • Honey Bee Basket - This one is actually smaller than the other designs by just a bit. Same pretty DMCs, small chart for $9.00
  • Bumble Needle Minder - A snappy enameled minder - quite large at 1-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches in size. It's the little bee from all these Honey Bee designs! A super-strong enameled metal piece for $12.
Boo I Count Mini Bag Chart from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more

More Mini Mesh Bag Designs from Shepherd's Bush
Designed to fit the smaller 7 x 9-ish plaid pouches, each of these is done with #5 Pearl Cotton, and stitches up in a jiff - because they are only 23 x 30-ish in stitch count!

If you do these on regular fabric - you'll get 1-inch fobs! Presented as small charts for only $6 each.

Quaint Rose Needlearts Pinwheel Urn - click for more Quaint Rose Needlearts Grace on Thee - click for more
Quaint Rose Needlearts has two new Americana designs -- both presented in chart format.
  • Grace on Thee measures 167 x 176 in stitch count - so will finish approx 9-1/2 inches square on 18/36 ct. Coded for DMC or silks, I think it would be cool to add a few rows right below ON THEE, to add your family name and year established information. Very stately and organized, it's a pretty piece and would look good in a foyer. Chart $13.00
  • Pinwheel Urn - This companions other URN designs by Quaint Rose - you'll notice she has stitched two different fabrics together for this! Blue on the bottom, creamy at the top. Guidance is provided for that fabric joining - she suggests doing that FIRST before you stitch - in case you mess it up! Presented in a chart format $9.00

Christmas Terrarium from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Night Terrarium from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Mermaid Terrarium from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Halloween Terrarium from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Christmas, Night, Mermaid, and  Halloween Terrariums from The Tiny Modernist
This is a fun little set of designs... tiny scenes contained in glass. My favorite is the dead relative buried in the Halloween yard! Each is presented in a full color 6 x 9 chart - $9.00 each - and coded for DMC floss.

They all finish the same 4 x 6 on 16/32ct. I'm not sure where you'd hang them, but they might look really cute finished as rounded stand-ups stuffed with walnut shells, so they'd be heavy little fabric bottles on the counter!
Summer Traditions Sampler from Tiny Modernist - click to see more


Summer Traditions Sampler
from The Tiny Modernist
The third in this seasonal series... the village is charming, the tiny seaside, the park gazebo, we get a little 4th of July - but not too much - so you can hang this out all summer long and be OK.

Presented in leaflet format - like Winter and Autumn that we have so far. $12.00

MH14-7301 Queen Anne House Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-1934 Daily News Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-3203 Autumn Basket Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-4202 Peek-a-Boo Pumpkin Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
MH14-2324 Haunted Cottage Kit Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-0204 Paisley Pumpkin Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-3302 Village Inn Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-1822 Wanda's Wands Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Queen Anne House, Daily News, Autumn Basket, Peek-a-Boo Pumpkin, Haunted Cottage, Paisley Pumpkin, Village Inn and Wanda's Wands

This Weeks Fresh Mill Hill Re-Arrivals!
After almost a year of waiting on some of these... here is our latest shipment of Mill Hill favorite Button & Bead kits that we haven't been able to get! They are HERE again! Stitch Away!

The Spring 2024 Issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Summer 2024 Issue has Arrived!
Here is the cover pic of the Summert issue of this great magazine. 22 Projects inside, along with wonderful pictures, actual-sized instructional templates, and the comprehensive finishing section... you never go wrong getting these!

(If you go to their website, they have a slide show of all 22 projects included... SUPER fun to look through!

My Home Sweet Home from Sweet Wing Studio - click to see more

My Home Sweet Home
from Sweet Wing Studio
That big 'ol flag billowing over the little house... whoever lives there has a green thumb!

Stitched with a combo of DMC and hand-dyeds, this finishes a little over 5 x 7 on 32. I think this would make a really cute door stop block! Presented as a chart - just $10.00
Wisteria Lane Cappucino House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Wisteria Lane Patisserie House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Betsy's Patriotic Basket from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more
New Releases Pansy Patch! from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery
More from the Seasonal Baskets and Houses on Wisteria Lane Series
  • Houses #6 and 7 of Wisteria Lane - New are Cappucino House and Patisserie House. Cute and colorful buildings... both of these have that cute beehive border along the bottom. Only two more to go in this set - the digital image of the whole piece is charming!
  • Betsy's Patriotic Basket celebrates the 4th of July! Dusty demin blues and soft, bright reds, it's trimmed with Lady Dot thundercloud chenille.

Salt Water Spritzers - Our May 2024 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more Salt Water Spritzers - Our May 2024 Secret Needle Night Kit
We're in for warmer weather... but this little guy is trying to help you out with a little Summer Shower! Our Secret Needle Night design for May 2024 (a little late!) is worked with Very Velvet thread, Fyre Werks metallic ribbon, and splashes of Arctic Rays frizzy thread - all by Rainbow Gallery.

Finishing approx 4 x 5 on 20ct linen, our complete kit contains the fabric, chart, threads and a little black and white striped bead for an eye. Mona's finishing kit includes her already-painted-for-you blue board, mounting boards, fluff and trims, along with her assembly instructions.

JCS 2018 Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue - click to see more

Presenting a Peek of the 2024 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue - In the Shop NOW!
Always a fun annual issue to collect, here is the teaser cover pic of this year's JCS Hallo Issue! It shows only 9 designs, but the 50+ projects inside deliver tons of cute Halloween and Autumnal fun.

There is a teeny little mouse-witch riding a little broomstick - only she's having a hard time hanging on. There are small ornaments that say Franken Stein, Bat Brew, Pirate's Pilsner and Spider Cider... they're real cute. Just something for everyone in here!


Winter Series Button & Beads - 2024 from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Christmas Camper, Seashell Wreath, Dashing Dachshund, Winter Woodpecker, Feather Tree and Crocus
Presenting the 2024 Mill Hill Winter Kits and the Annual Santas!
Winter Series Button & Beads - 2024

Love these! Finishing approx 5 x 5 on 14ct perf paper, these are always long anticipated, and well loved projects. New this season, we have a Christmas Camper decked out for a Holiday party. The wreath is ready for the beach because it's decorated with seashells. Dashing Dachshund is definitely a favorite - who can resist that darling little dog? Winter Woodpecker joins the other winter bird designs Mill Hill has - (cardinals, blue jays, chickadee, nuthatch all come to mind) - very classy pieces.

Feather Tree is colorful and fun, and Crocuses is stunning! Crocus joins the rest of the MH florals - there are about 9 or 10 of them that are just gorgeous (hydrangea, daisy, and hibiscus come to mind in a pinch.) Our shop models are done on 28ct linen or 14ct aida and stuffed - as an alternative finishing option. The little kits come complete with the chart, paper, beads, flosses, buttons, needles - just everything!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Ugly Sweater, Black Friday, North Pole Buddies, Cozy Cabin, Christmas Cactus, Hi-Bear-nating
Presenting the 2024 Winter Holiday Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Super fun little 3 x 3 designs - all stitched on 14ct perforated paper - these make perfect tree ornaments because they are lightweight and glisteny when the tree lights hit them! Mill Hill has a million of these from the past 30 years - so enjoy the new designs to add to your tree! Ugly Sweater is just plain silly. Black Friday features loot from your Christmas Shopping Adventures.

North Pole Buddies would be cute peeking through the tree branches out into the room. Cozy Cabin is truly awesome - I want to vacation there! Christmas Cactus and Hi-BEAR-nating celebrate Winter and Christmas in two very different climates! Each kit contains the chart, beads, glass Treasure, needles, flosses and perf paper.

2024 Annual Santas from Mill Hill - click for more
Presenting the Mill Hill 2024 Mediterranean Annual Santas!
This year we're going to The Mediterranean! This might be the 28th year for this series... we've lost count!

A trio of International Santas, he's doing whatever he likes when it's not Christmastime this year! Choose between Olives, Wine or lemons!

Summer Seasonal Thread Pack from Little House Needleworks - click to see more

Seasonal Summer Thread Pack
from Little House Needleworks and Classic Colorworks
Here's the third season's thread pack by Little House and Classic Colorworks. Simple, cute seasonal designs, the 45 x 77 design comes with 6 skeins of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed floss.

We already have Winter and Spring... so Autumn will finish out the set later this summer! Includes chart and threads. $16.00

In Nature from Blueberry Ridge - click to see more Sampler Seasons - Summer from Blueberry Ridge - click to see more
Summer & In Nature from Blueberry Ridge
  • BR's Sampler Seasons Set finishes with SUMMER. - Stitched in Scuppernong by Weeks Dye Works, this has been a fun set of delicate seasonal motifs!
  • In Nature - 'In Nature my soul is home.' This is a charming scene - birds and flower pots, that glorious dragonfly, a cute little garden snail and lots of roses and lavenders. It measures 2-1 x 160 so will finish approx 11 x 9 on 36ct. Stitched in a combination of Gentle Art and Classic hand-dyeds.


Summer Set Cuscinetti #234 from Serenita di Campagna - click to see more
Several Classic New Designs from Serenita di Campagna
All are presented as charts - full color graphics - and coded for DMC. As you can see, all of them can be finished in a number of different ways - they are all so charming!
  • Fox and Squirrel #230 - The squirrel side the greenery is 67 x 69 - and measures only 4 inches on 32ct. The fox is larder at 97 x 130 - 6 x 8. $14.00
  • Bear and Fawn #231 - Same sizes as the Fox and Squirrel - so they make a cute pair! Soft colors, even though one is done in blues and the other pink - you CAN change colors to any that you wish! Just leave those soft animal shades alone - they are lovely and gentle. $14.00
  • Corredino Baby #232 - More cute little baby animals - the same little deer and squirrel as the first two charts, but with a racoon and hedgegogs added! Remember, you can leave off the vines if you need just that tiny animal. Each designs measures approx 30 x 90 - so 2 x 5-1/2 on 32ct. $14.50
  • Welcome Baby #233 - Oh my gosh, now the hedgehog is hanging the laundry with his bunny friends - the little one in the sleep sack hanging on the line just got a bath! 38 x 137 - This measures 5-1/2 x 9 on 32ct. Plenty of room for personalization below the hanging baby if you need it! $14.50
  • Summer Set Cuscinetti #234 - 4 Charming little scenes - this has a fish, turtle, seashell border and lighthouse with sailboat pic. Nothing too large, they'd actually make cute block stand-ups to perch on a bathroom counter. Pretty aqua and golden sandy colors. $11.00

Christmas Frills from Heart in Hand - click for more Patriotic Frills from Heart in Hand - click for more
Patriotic and Christmas Frills
from Heart in Hand
Here are two smaller bonus designs by Heart in Hand that companion her larger Tiny Town designs. Did you know that there are ELEVEN different tiny towns?... and that means there will be 11 different Frill designs to go with them!

Each measures just 30 x 40. The idea was to add them right into your town...somewhere, anywhere! But they make fun alternative finishes to display nearby as well. Tiny Towns are presented as 6 x 9 card charts, Frills are smaller 4 x 5 cards.
Bee Garden #345 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Honey #346 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Honeybee Needlebook #347 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Honeybee Biscornu #348 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Some New Offerings fromTeresa Kogut
Honey, Bees, Honey Bees and Gardens... 4 pretty pieces that companion just a little! Everything is worked on light golden fabrics, stitched mostly with DMC with just touches of hand-dyeds. The biscornu breaks the cycle by featuring chalkboard colored fabric on it's bottom side. This is a charming set of designs - each is presented in it's own chart.
  • Bee Garden #345 - 135 x 145 In stitch count. You see the birds and flowers, but get to hunt for the tiny little bees!
  • Honey #346 - 140 x 141 - Even though hives don't grow out of a pot, I love everything about this piece!
  • Honeybee Needlebook #347 - 140 x 76 In stitch count, the pop of green trim is really pretty on here.
  • Honeybee Biscornu #348 - 89 x 89, One side is done on Desert Sand, the other on Chalkboard.

Fabulous Houses #7 Housebarn from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Fabulous Houses #6 The Tree House from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
New Releases from Cottage Garden Samplings
  • The Fabulous Houses Series #6, The Tree House - This fun collection by Cottage Garden Samplers is continuing... the cozy, secret Tree House is the latest! Pretty browns of DMC and some Classic Colorworks Hickory Sticks colors, it measures 120 stitches square. Even if you aren't doing the whole series - this one is perfect just by itself!
  • The Fabulous Houses Series #7, Housebarn - A striking decorated red barn, surrounded by classic sheep and sunflowers. Due to arrive in late June.

Rascals from Petal Pusher - click to see more Troublemakers from Petal Pusher - click to see more Nibblers from Petal Pusher - click to see more
Rascals, Troublemakers and Nibblers
from Petal Pusher
Sounds like fun trio! By Petal Pusher, we have new 4 x 4 designs that are full of repeating motifs that make neat patterns. Rascals features little rabbits eating the carrots growing in the garden. All the carrots are the repeating design, that together with their tops, form the design. Troublemakers are the black crows beginning to eat the pumpkins in the patch. Nibblers features the cutest little mice hiding amidst the strawberries. Honestly, the cutest things!

Great colors in each - just DMC - they measure 61 in stitch count. Offered in separate chart packs, Barbie gives you her source for the wooden boards shown in her finishing. They come in unfinished wood - you get to paint and distress to your liking.

St Patty's Day Trio from Anabella's - click to see more
Sew Stitch!
from Anabella's Needleart
Here's a cute set of 4 designs by Anabella's for us cross-stitchers and seamstresses. Presented in a heavy card-stock leaflet with full color charts, there are 4 designs that all coordinate. Charted for DMC - same basic color scheme across all 4 - they measure 60 x 60 stitches - so will finish into fun little 4-inch cushions if you work then on 32ct.

Cute and quick! The leaflet cover pic is kind of dark... I think these would be pretty easy to brighten a little, and it'd be fun to feature metallic on the sewing machine decoration, buttons on the Sew happy, and maybe some wool for the tomato pin cushion!

It's a Beautiful Day from Romy's Creations - click for more
It's a Beautiful Day
from Romy's Creations
To make something! By Romy's Creations, this chart measures 59 x 71 in size, and is coded for DMC floss.

Cute and Quick - perfect for your craft room - or an art classroom!

American Blues from Erica Michaels - click for more Celebrate Summer from Erica Michaels - click for more Dads from Erica Michaels - click for more
New Releases from Erica Michaels Designs
  • American Blues - A pair of small designs both stitched in two shades of blue, Linda has included some hand-dyed blue star buttons for embellishment inside the chart.
  • Celebrate Summer - Linda's summer version in her seasonal Buttoned Up series, buttons are included in the chart, as well as both design arrangements. Pretty sunny yellows and faded demin blues.
  • Dads - Companions Moms... Linda suggests finding a special shirt (or tie?) of Dad's to use in color selections and finishing. We're laughing here, because we DO NOT think it'd be a good idea to cut up one of Dad's CURRENT favorite shirts to stick on the back of his gift. Chart contains all three design options... let us know if you get in trouble with the shirt thing!

American Sampler from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Sweet Land of Liberty from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more July 4 1776 House from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Enameled Needle Minder from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
New Primrose Cottage Patriotic Designs - Available NOW!
  • American Sampler - Stitched with a combination of DMC and Classic Colorworks flosses, this measures 126 x 150 - so will finish approx 7 x 8-1/2 on 18/36 ct. If stitching time is short... you could leave off the alphabet and still get the charm of the piece! Offered as a full sized leaflet chart.
  • Sweet Land of Liberty - A smaller design - just 99 x 40 - this will finish a mere 2 c 5-1/2 on 18/36! The model pic is shown on mushroom fabric. Regular DMC, we love the finish on this... maybe get our finishing fabrics first and then match to thread? Offered as a small chart.
  • July 4, 1776 House - Here's a cute cushion-sized piece - 51 x 40 in stitch count. Shown on a light taupe fabric, you could even go darker - to really make that light house color POP! DMC, you could change the 1776 info at the bottom to your family name if you want!
  • Enameled Needle Minder - Something fun to keep your needles in sight! Frank from Mosey 'n Me had a cute saying: The Freedom to Stitch and The Right to Bear Needles. Somehow, I look at this and think of him and his cute saying! Measures 2 x 1-7/8, with a strong magnet on the back!

Shuts a Door by Mary Engelbreit from Imaginating - click for more Complete Sentence from Imaginating - click for more Underestimate Me from Imaginating - click for more Delighful by Mary Englebreit - Charted by Imaginating - click for more
Shuts a Door, Complete Sentence, Delightful, and Underestimate Me
by Mary Engelbreit from Imaginating
Here's a new 'Advice-for-Life- piece based on the artwork of Mary Engelbreit - adapted to Cross Stitch by Imaginating. Choose a black or chalkboard fabric that you can SEE to stitch on. Grab a skein of white floss, and some black for the backstitching, and get to work!

This finishes about 7 x 9 on 14ct - and I can think of several places I think it would hang perfectly! Presented as a single leaflet. We have a few other designs just like this one... none of them need too many words to get their messages across! Enjoy!

Summer Folk  from Hands On Design - click to see more Gather Butterflies from Hands On Design - click to see more Gather Memories from Hands On Design - click to see more Shiny Objects from Hands On Design - click to see more
New Arrivals Coming from Hands On Design
Cathy continues several of her charming sets of designs - more rounds - another seasonal sampler and fun ornaments. We have the wooden items she used in the finishing treatments - so stitch away!
  • Summer Folk - A whole new season: beautiful colors, rich details and textures with a folksy appeal all wrapped up in a (non) traditional band sampler... the second of four.
  • Gather Butterflies - We continue this heartfelt series with Summer...when the blooms are full & the butterflies and bees come to visit.
  • Gather Memories - Small Gatherings - a 4-part series of seasonal thoughts, Gather Memories is the 2nd in this small series.
  • Shiny Objects - Be Merry & Shine Bright! A tribute to my collection of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments - if only each one could tell their story.
Cookie Cutters 3 from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Cookie Cutters 4 from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
More Cookie Cutters from Kathy Barrick
She's into something with these cute little filled-in shapes! Collections #3 and 4, She has the same shapes in both of these - reversed them - and filled them in with pretty florals.

Finished as little pin cushions... these are garnished with old buttons. The designs across all 4 charts are charming... and making spectacular filled bowls of little stitched curiosities!

Summer Barn Trio from Waxing Moon Patriotic Barn Trio from Waxing Moon Autumn Barn Trio by Waxing Moon - click to see more
Summer Barn Trio, Patriotic Barn Trio, Autumn Barn Trio
from Waxing Moon Designs
Waxing Moon has added another trio of seasonal barns to their design offerings, Summer Barn Trio. Charming little buildings... I think they'd look cute as cube stand-ups on a windowsill, or cushions nestled in a basket with a bunch of other Autumnal designs.

People can't resist digging through a bowl filled with small cushions - especially when they're all different, but they all go together! Happens all the time with the shop models! Each seasonal barn trio is offered in its own chart pack.

Tam's Creations - A Hand-Stitched Baseball Cap! - click for more
Tam's Creations - A Hand-Stitched Baseball Cap!
Isn't this the most fun thing? You need to be a little bit of a seamstress to actually assemble this hat, but finishing instructions with actual photos of the process, are in the chart. Designed to be stitched in a multitude of whatever colors YOU want... they have done this on 28ct fabric.

What a fun thing for a super-stitcher to wear... and what a fun thing to make for a stitcher friend who might need a little lift in her life! Presented as a chart.

Jolly Snowman by Sew Emma - click to see more Santa Baby by Sew Emma - click to see more Lady Claus by Sew Emma - click to see more
Jolly Snowman, Santa Baby and Lady Claus
from Sew Emma
Jolly Snowman is new and joins Santa Baby and Mrs Claus! By Sew Emma, this Holiday trio is retro in personality, and should remind you of Santa as you remember him when you were little.

All three are presented as separate charts - each is done on a light blue background - so the white shows up. Worked with DMC, they all finish approx 5 x 5 on 14ct. Simple and cute, they'd be fun finished onto three sides of a standing cube, or individually as well.

Christmas Traditions from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Prairie Year Rounds from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Prairie Year Rounds and Christmas Traditions from Prairie Schooler
The latest two Prairie Schooler retro-prints have arrived in the shop.
  • Prairie Year-Rounds are simple seasonal designs done on a black or charcoal background. Maximum stitch counts are 51 x 53, and they're done with DMC. This was book #52, so if I had to guess, I'd say it was first published in about 1987 or 88!
  • Christmas Traditions was also another favorite... We've had the nativity model done in the shop forever... been telling people for years we didn't have the pattern...and now we do again!

Mad for Plaid Project Bags in 3 new colors by Sew Emma -  click for more Mad for Plaid Project Bag with a MINI BAG by Sew Emma -  click for more

Three New Mad for Plaid Pouch Colors - Now in Max and Mini Sizes!
Cornsilk, Rose, and Jade... MORE mesh bags to choose from for your project storage!

Shepherd's Bush has new smaller charts for the smaller pouches as well. On the way to us are Buzz, Sew and & Lamb. I am sure many more will follow!

A Tiny House Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more

A Tiny House Sampler
from Shakespeare's Peddler's Theresa Venette!
This is a charming piece reproduced by Shakespeare's Peddler. Theresa Venette honors little Ms Elizabeth Stewart 's sampler beautifully. It features a border stitched in Smyrna Crosses, over one, two and four thread stitching, and lovely DMCs or a mixture of hand-dyed flosses.

It finishes approx 7 x 8 on 36ct... and after you read Theresa's little ditty about samplers included in this chart... you'll be enchanted with this piece!
Fragments in Time for 2024 number 3 from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more Fragments in Time for 2024 number 4 from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more    Hope from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more
New Arrivals from Summer House Stitche Workes
Beth's Summer Designs
  • #3 and #4 of the 2024 Fragments in Time - Two more ancestral homes... loved the stories connected with the first two. Finishing small - just 51 x 51 - perfect little bowl-fillers!
  • Hope - Companions 'Faith' which is already released... 'Love' releases in July. These are absolutely gorgeous stitched in person. Using only DMC of 823, 831 and 926, on 40ct Milk and Honey, they measure just 4-1/2 x 6.

Flower Garden from Artful Offerings - click for more
Flower Garden
from Artful Offerings
Here's a pretty piece, Karina writes: A cross-stitched grain sack stripe adds a vintage look to this darling design... featuring a delightful pair of brown birds perched in a blooming flower garden overlooking their nesting eggs. Leafy sprigs are tied together with a glorious large bow and an uppercase alphabet completes this simple sampler!

Charted for DMC, it is worked on Fibre on a Whim's Milk and Honey hand-dyed, and finishes approx 8 x 9.

Gingerbread Row from October House - click for more Garden Sass from October House - click for more Faded Flag from October House - click for more
New Designs from October House
We are enjoying a trunk show from Robin in the shop RIGHT NOW... and are excited for new designs!
  • Gingerbread Row - A Skinny Mini - This is a sweet gingerbread village that measures just 41 stitches high but 228 stitches long! On 32ct, it'll measure just 2-1/2 x 14! Darling to perch on a windowsill as a draft stopper! Coded for varied hand-dyeds. Stitch just a single house or two - they'd make cute little ornaments or stand-up cubes, or scissor fobs!
  • Garden Sass - Robin used all her favorite colors in this piece... Red Pear, Hinter, Grits, Fathom, Winnie Blue and Rose Petal. Her sassy little floral basket in the center is accented by the borders of Quaker motifs and then calming leaves. She loves stuffing alphabets in small spaces.. so X Y and Z just made it! Arrives in the shop May 11-ish.
  • Faded Flag - We LOVE this one! Another Skinny Mini - These designs make great frame weights! Stitched with Gentle Art's Old Red Paint, Antique Rose, Dungarees, Shaker White and Pomegranate, on 36ct, this finishes just 1-1/2 x 8-1/4! Arrives in the ship May 11th-ish. Needs no other words than WOW! LOVE IT!
The Thistle Floral Needle Cases - click to see more Scared Silly Needle Cases and Scared Silly Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more
Fern Ridge Collections has new Needle Cases and Fobs!
Pat and Peggy were here for a two-day retreat, and these charming needle tubes and scissor fobs were the projects! We are a FEW extra kits left-over... maybe a treat to yourself?
  • The Thistle Floral Needle Cases nestled in that gorgeous embossed wooden box - you will be doing flat Peyote beading to cover 4 glass vials to tuck into this cute little 3 x 3 x 1-1/2 inch wooden box! Complete kit contains that box, all the beading materials and little glass vials to complete the set. Matching fob is available separately. The medallion on your box top will be an antiqued brass medallion. What you see in this picture is the Reclaimed Silver we made in the class. Your topper medallion will not be the hand-made silver, sorry!
  • Scared Silly Needle Cases and Scared Silly Fob is the Halloween version of this awesome project. You'll cover these 4 vials with orange and black beads for your little box. We love the artwork around the sides - it's a wrought iron graveyard fence that has some damage in it... like a Zombie broke out of the graveyard! Your complete kits for this set contain the wooden box, vials, all the beads and thread necessary for everything, along with a filigree medallion piece for your box lid. Again, the fob is available separately.

Pony Needle Tapestry Compact w 24 needles - click for more Pony Black #22 White Eye Tapestry Needles - click for more Pony Colored Eye Tapestry 22 24 26 Assortment - click for more
Pony Needle Assortment Compacts
  • Are we excited about these! Here's a WHOLE ASSORTMENT of the colored eye Tapestry needles by Pony - packaged in a plastic dial-around organizer - PERFECT for traveling and your stitching tote! The little case is only 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4 of an inch thick. See the colored dots on there? That is the EYE color, the number is the needle size. NO GUESSING! Turn the clear plastic cover (there is a little hole in one spot) to 'dial out' your specific needle! So cool... you can see your needles at a glance, LOVE those colored eyes... and if you end up losing every one of these needles at some point.. the little compact will still work for regular needles too! Package includes 24 needles, 6 of each size. Just the coolest!
  • We also have added the Black Hypo-Allergenic Pony Tapestrys in size 22. AND... have added another assortment of Tapestry - just one 22, 24 and 26 in the package. See those options on the Needle Page!
Summer's Swan from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Grand Olde Flag II from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more The Coleus and the Pear from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
New Designs for Spring from With Thy Needle & Thread
Pretty summery flags and florals are new this season - all are charts, all are stitched in Brenda's softly aged colorways.
  • Summer's Swan - Inspired by those antique/vintage concrete swan planters... and memories from Brenda's childhood. She decided it was time for a new seasonal set of 4 small (about 4 x 4) designs, and this swan is the first. Soft and dusty colors - she's made the flag softly colored and airy as well. Stitched on 40ct Country Vintage Mocha linen with Grits, Arrowhead, Havana, Pamlico, Olive, Red Rocks, Blue Corn, Barn Door, Hickory Sticks, Root Beer Float, Ye Old Gold, Mountain Mist, and Endive, it includes a smattering of DMC as well. She's featuring Long Straight Stitches, Four-sided and Lazy Daisy stitches on this as well! The Lazy Daisies are the bee wings, and straight stitches make up the star on the flag, but I can't find the 4-sided stitches!
  • Grand Olde Flag II - More gorgeous dusty aged colors... this set of 3 and 4-inch cushions uses just three threads - DMC 22, 3033 and Classic's Tartan Plaid! Brenda chose 36ct Creme Brule - choose any neutral hand-dyed you like, in any count! Fun and fast to work up... they'll fill a fun little bowl for summertime!
  • The Coleus and the Pear - Inspired by an antique in Brenda's collection, this finishes approx 4 x 14 on 36ct. Stitched with Dove, Driftwood, Cranberry Ice, Baked Apple, Brick, Red Pear, Oscar, Sanguine, Teal Frost, Classic's Poblano Pepper and a few DMCs, she added some greens that were not in the original piece. Lots of antique charm in this one.

Madame Butterfly Mouse on a Tin by Just Nan - click to see more! Presenting Madame Butterfly Mouse on a Tin from Just Nan
Nan's last little mouse perched on her tin house will be here by the end of April! Madame is ready for the sunny flower-filled days of summer. She is wearing a gown of gorgeous butterflies and pretty pink rose stitches accented with sky blue and golden bronze beads. Her blue flower hat is pinned in place with three blue beads, so she's ready for a sudden gust of wind!

Her tin perch is decorated with rings of blue and bronze butterflies set against a dramatic black background, and Nan has added blue scalloped trim along the edge. Inside Madame's tiny tin, you'll be able to tuck your tiny frayed-edge needlebook. It is decorated with butterfly stitches, an antique brass butterfly charm, and sparkling blue crystal.

Both the mouse and book are stitched on Week's Dye Work's 32ct Linen color of hand-dyed linen using DMC floss from your stash. Included with the leaflet are all the stitching and finishing instructions, beads, flower hat, butterfly charm, needlebook felt, decorated metal tin, gold tail and Nan's signature button base with magnet. All you'll need is a tiny bit of fusible interfacing for the book and mouse.
Too darn cute, Madame Butterfly is the final Mouse on a Tin. The Peacock and Bee Mice are sold out... but we still have Little Lady in Red Ladybug Mouse!

Log Cabin Christmas #1 Log Cabin Squirrel from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Log Cabin Christmas #2 Log Cabin Bunnies from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Log Cabin Christmas #3 Fox from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Log Cabin Christmas #4 In The Woods Bear from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Log Cabin Christmas from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Presenting A Log Cabin Christmas by Little House Needleworks
Diane welcomes us to the forest with this neat wintery/Christmassy medley of cabins, pine trees, bears, birds, snowmen and quilts! It just LOOKS warm and fuzzy! Log Cabin Squirrel is the first design to release - March of 2024.

The next 8 designs release one a month, to finish in November of 2024. Stitch them on 32ct Natural - each block measures 63 x 63, the entire piece measures approx 200 x 200. (Fat quarter is the most economical way to purchase this - you'll have enough fabric left for several smaller ornaments you can make from the various charts!)

Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds, you will need 19 skeins (for 32ct), and 2 DMC flosses (648, 3828.... minimal stitches used, so Diane recommends to raid your stash for these) Charts coming in order are: Log Cabin Bunnies, Fox, In The Woods Bear, Log Cabin Quilt, In the Woods Deer, Mrs Snow, Log Cabin Christmas and Mr Snow. We are auto-shipping the charts now, fabric and threads are optional!
Pastel Ornaments #1 Christmas House from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Pastel Ornaments # 2 Nutcracker Trio from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Pastel Ornaments #3 Christmas Church from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Pastel Ornaments #4 Snow Globe from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Pastel Ornaments #5 Christmas Bird from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Pastel Ornaments#6 Pastel Snow Angel from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Pastel Ornaments from Country Cottage Needleworks
Nikki is beginning a new 12-part set of ornaments - first one shipped December of 2023. They will be all different sizes, and we know they are on 32ct Beautiful Beige Linen but beyond that, we don't have many details! She'll be featuring her Mom's floss - Classic Colorworks - for the entire series.

One chart each month till next Dec... these first two look darling! #1 is called Christmas House, measures 55w x 52h, and uses mostly Classic Colorworks with a bit of DMC thrown in. We'll begin an auto-ship... you are welcome to choose any fabric you like... and we'll be gathering thread sets as well.

Garden Box from Jeannette Douglas Shepherd's Box from Jeannette Douglas Chubby Bee from Jeannette Douglas
We're spending the week with Jeannette and her newest designs via Silver-Needle-at-Sea!
All the Lovely New Things that came our way from Jeannette Douglas Click through to see the rest.
  • Garden Box - Garden Time is fast approaching, so Jeannette has another set of boxed pieces that fit into her little shadow boxes (like Christmas and Stitch Box.) No specialty stitches on this, the main design is only 3-1/2 x 4 on 32ct, while the two smalls on the side are less than 2 inches in size, and the long cushion along the bottom holds a ruler on its backside. Stitched with hand-dyed cottons, there is no thread pack for this - only the wool packet that has the small pieces of wool for backing, the ruler, pins from Puntini Puntini, and buttons for the biscornu - a little finishing materials packet. (We call this box our 1-1-2 configuration... one hole, then another different sized hole, then 2 holes of the same size. Do not confuse it with the 1 - 3 configuration box! And... I see that we use the words 'tray' and 'box' to describe the same little type of wooden piece.) Presented as the leaflet with Wool Packet.
  • Shepherd's Box - Sheep and Stitching seem to go together... a fun theme Jeannette loves to work with. Main design is 3-1/2 x 4, and again those smalls along the side, and across the bottom. This design is coded for DMC but model is done with silks - so there is a thread pack as well as a wool finishing pack. Wool packet contains backing wools, templates to make holders and decorations on the backs, Puntini Puntini pins, and a sheep waxer from Noteworthy Needle. So that you have everything you need, we are offering the leaflet, and both thread and wool packets all together. So leaflet with no packs, or leaflet with both packs.
  • Chubby Bee - This plump little bee hardly looks like she can fly! (Jeannette promises a squirrel coming later this year to join Chubby Fox, Bunny and Bird.) Same size as its three companions - about 60 x 60 - it's done with hand-dyed flosses, and available as a small chart.

MH14-4204 Ravens Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Canoe Ride, Nutty Squirrels, Book Learnin, Haunted Graveyard, Autumn Moose and Halloween
Presenting the 2024 Autumn Mill Hill Bead Kit Collections! The Button & Beads Collection - Always anticipated and really fun to work up... these finish about 5 x 5, worked on 14ct perforated paper. Complete kits include the Mill Hill beads, the button and glass beads, flosses and needles. We have a neat outdoor-zey canoe, a hungry squirrel couple, the old schoolhouse, and moving moose! The scary graveyard and wild Halloween medley scenes feature the newer glass Glow-In-The-Dark beads!!!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Apple Trio, Splat Witch, To Go, Lizzy, Witch's Cauldron, Honey
Autumn Harvest Collection from Mill Hill
The little guys, these finish about 3 x 3 each. Fun as magnets, in the olden days we wore them as pins! Mostly though, they make cute ornaments for Halloween trees and especially Christmas trees. Even though the coffee cup isn't Christmassy - it's a perfect ornament for a coffee-a-holic! Even though the skeleton isn't Christmassy - I bet you know of a little dinosaur-lover who'd love that as an ornament this year! This season we have colorful apples, a witch who must have flown into a wall!, the ever-present daily coffee cup, and a glorious honey bee. Both the scary skeleton and bubbling cauldron feature glow-in-the-dark beads! Always cute, the complete kits include the 14ct perf paper, magnet for the back, beads, needles, chart, and some sort of Mill Hill glass or crystal Treasure as well!

Independence Day of The Mice from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
Independence Day of The Mice from Twin Peak Primitives
How cute is this? The little mice have on party hats to celebrate the 4th Of July. I think they're sewing flags; I can't tell if they are passing the thread through a waxer up there on top of the spool, or if it's a thimble, but it looks cute anyway!

Measures 136 x 122 - so finishes about 9 x 10 on 28ct. You could make it a little smaller, and it'd finish into a super-cute cube stand-up for your counter. Leaflet, DMC.
American Flag from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more Spring Blooms from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more Pumpkin Lane Sampler from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more
Three Seasons from Erin Eiizabeth Designs
An arrival of new designs... all of them are trimmed with Rik-Rak!
  • American Flag - Kind of a coverlet-inspired piece, the stars and stripes are stitched with only 2 colors (a red and a blue) of hand-dyed thread! Meauring 101 x 71, this finishes a petite 4 x 5-1/2 on 18/36ct. I think it'd make a really cute block stand-up or mattress-style pin cushion.
  • Spring Blooms - Sweet little houses... I see this one finished into a three-sided triangle block or a 4-sided one, with decorated fabric on the 4th (back) side, or maybe your family name on that side? Might be cute with the top open and a little glass vase in there holding a few flowers. Each pic is 70 x 70, so finishes about 4 inches square.
  • Pumpkin Lane Sampler - I like the colors in this one. The soft oranges and golds mixed with the dirty whites and faded denim blues... they're all pumpkin colors! You could take out the alphabet and stitch something like 'Welcome to our Patch' and make a door sign out of this. The bottom row of pumpkins might make a really cute pin cushion, and you could do this whole thing in a long row to sit on a windowsill. Stitched on Dark Cobblestone Lugana.

Elephants & Bees Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more
Elephants & Bees Kit from Olde Colonial Designs
Olde Colonial designed this cute little bolster case, complete with little wooden elephant thread board. Originally released in 2010, it has been out of print and production since then. Butttt, now we have a few kits - Pam revised it all in 2023. Instructions are included to finish the 61 x 93 sampler - it features mama and baby elephants in one area, bees and a skep in another area, and your initials and alphabet in the third area.

Finish it as a flat folding case or the fun little round. The kit contains the chart, finishing instructions, interfacing, finishing fabric, 32ct Country Vintage Mocha Belfast linen, DMC floss, the elephant board, a tiny bee charm and some snaps.

Everything Boards from Chantelle's 141 Design Company - click to see more Bender Boards from Chantelle's 141 Design Company - click to see more Perpetual Paddles from Chantelle's 141 Design Company - click to see more Folk Paddle from Chantelle's 141 Design Company - click to see more
Sturdy and Pretty Finishing Display Boards by Chantelle's 141 Design Company
These are the wonderful boards that Hands On Design uses in a lot of her finishing treatments. (Go to her page, you'll see tons of examples of boards in use.) Made from MDF, medium density fiber board, which is a composite wood product. These feature a thin veneer layer on each side. They are 3/8 of an inch thick, and love no extra finish or paint - just not a stain treatment.

Varied sized and styles... everyone is using those super-strong magnets to attach finished needlework - one magnet on the back of your work, the other on the back of the board. That way, you can switch designs in a jiff, and re-use your boards across the seasons!

Pauline Revisited and Antonia Revisited Scissors by DOVO - click for more
Announcing NEW DOVO Embroidery Scissors!
DOVO Solingen - click for more Two past favorite scissor styles are being manufactured again (for a limited time?) and will be available to us in early June! We used to have both these styles in multiple finishes... so think of this windfall as a TOTAL SCISSOR BONUS! Quite a lovely surprise... Definitely another chance to get some very special and wonderful scissors!
  • The Pauline - Revisited! This is a lovely 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissor - 'practically perfect in every way!' Our Silver Needle 35th Anniversary Pauline style (sold out) featured a brushed gold finish with DOVO's tapered extra-thin cutting tip for Handanger Embroidery. These NEW Pauline Revisited feature a Brushed Stainless finish (looks like Pewter) and features DOVO's classic, thin blades all the way to the tip. (No extra tapering... just sleek, beautiful, smooth blades.) You'll love them!
  • The Antoinia - Revisited! This is a wonderful 4-inch scissor. A little longer than the Pauline, finger holes a tiny bit larger, cutting blades a teeny bit longer, they just feel great in your hand. Very sleek and efficient. Our SN 35th Anniversary Antonia style (sold out) featured a brushed gold finish. These NEW Antonia Revisited feature that brushed stainless finish - looking like Pewter.
Our favorite scissor manufacturer - DOVO - from Solingen, Germany had massively re-organized 4 years ago, and dissolved their scissor division. The tiny bit left of the company has been manufacturing shaving implements all this time. Someone smart, somewhere (!) decided they really still needed to do embroidery scissors - and here we are! I don't know how long we'll be treated to our scissors, but we are thrilled for whatever we can have! We're taking reservations now for early June and/or August 2024 delivery! We will charge your credit card at time of shipping in June.
M Satterwaite 1807 Quaker Mousepad from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more M Satterwaite 1807 Quaker Mousepad from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more

M Satterwaite 1807 Quaker Sampler and Mousepad
from Shakespeare's Peddler's Theresa Venette!
This is a stunning Quaker sampler originally stitched in 1807. Done entirely in black, it's really very striking and elegant. It measures 268 x 283, so finishes a huge 13 x 14 on 40ct! Theresa says her model stitcher stitched it in 13 days!

Well, we have the old and the new - Theresa took the sampler artwork and put it on a mousepad! A standard 7-1/2 x 9, it's the good micro-fiber surface with black padded non-scoot backing. I'm pretty sure M Satterwaite had a different idea in mind when she thought of mice!


The Anita Floor Lamp from Daylight - click to see more The Anita Table Lamp from Daylight - click to see more The Anita Table and Floor Lamps from Daylight
The Anita Table Lamp and Floor Lamp are the nicest and most substantial lamps we have seen in a long time. Powered by advanced LED technology, each bathes your workspace in 2,600 LUX of natural daylight illumination, bringing your projects to life with vibrant, true-to-life colors, and enabling unparalleled precision.

Adjustable brightness combined with a premium quality magnifying lens, convenient smartphone holder and practical storage tray elevate your crafting experience to new heights. Craft seamlessly throughout the day and night, free from the discomfort of eye strain.
Click through to our Daylight page for 2 page pdf fact sheets on each lamp.
  • Daylight 6,000K LEDs with 95+ CRI to see colours accurately at any time of day or night
  • Exceptional brightness (2,600 Lux) easily adjustable using the continuous dimmer switch
  • Illuminated shade for soft ambient light
  • 3 colour changing with long press switch: daylight, cool light and warm light
  • Extendable arm for longer reach
  • 2-way rotating shade for perfect light positioning
  • Included: 3 unique accessories including clip-on tray, flex arm magnifying lens and phone clamp
  • Braided anti-tangle cable

Violetta Heart from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Bee's Delight from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Blue Bird from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Violetta Heart, Bee's Delight & Blue Bird Pin Cushions from Samplers Not Forgotten's Kimberly Nugent
Kimberly Nugent has three new Market releases - here are her three new pin cushion designs - offered in full kit format of hand-dyed linen, hand-dyed threads, backing finishing fabrics, trims and charms. Kimberly always uses soft hand-dyed colors of fabrics and threads, and luscious trims and finishing fabrics. These three have it all! Scroll down to see more of her new designs.
  • Violetta Heart - Companions her Key to My Heart, Floral Heart and Patriotic Heart... I love these soft violet colors! Violetta includes luscious deep purple silk ribbon, strong greens and purples of Week's hand-dyed flosses, a length of lace trim to go all the way around your heart, backing fabric, and that little heart charm!
  • Bee's Delight - Companions Kimberly's Dutch Rose, Peony Bouquet and other little florals. Bee's Delight contains a soft grey and taupe check finishing fabric, pink silk ribbon, Week's hand-dyeds of pinks and dusty greens, the lace for the edging, and a little bee charm. The cover pic is kind of too big... the stitches are kind of tight on the model, so you can't see the colors very well. They are, indeed, gorgeous - trust me!
  • Blue Bird - Well, we were looking for the bird on this - and found that it's the little charm on the antique pin. Blue Bird is stitched with Week's Shepherd's Blue floss. The kit includes the hand-dyed line, silk ribbon old button and bitty bird charm.

Lady Liberty Scissors by The Scissorist - click for more
Stainless Scissors by Sajou
A trio of really nice, smooth, sharp little embroidery scissors... they are presented by Sajou, feature a cool ribbon 'label' (can be removed by cutting), and come packaged in a pretty cardboard scissor sleeve (asst prints.) The scissors themselves are very nice - they feel really good, have nice sharp tips, and are well balanced. We have three styles - *A* is classic 4-inch size. *B* is the same style as A but only 3-1/2 inches long. *C* is another 3-1/2 inch style with a different curve on the handles.

All three will make great every day scissors. (NOT for cutting yarns or heavy cords or thick threads... these are meant for sewing thread and 6-strand floss. If you cut something too heavy for any of your scissors, you wear the screw that holds the blades together - you 'strip it' - and it causes the scissors to permanently loosen!)
Note! We also have several new enameled novelty scissors on our #2 Scissor page.

Stitched Twill Tape Trim on a spool - click to see more Stitched Twill Tape Trim - click to see more
'Stitched' Twill Tape Trim and 'Antique Spools'
We found some distressed and vintage-looking twill tape trim that looks like it's 'decorated' with stitches. Everyone is using such cute trims on sewing bags and pouches, pin cushions, and always quilts... this just looks like it belongs with Cross Stitch! A coffee-beige background, the twill color is either black, navy blue or burgundy. Our hanks are 5-yards long.

We've heard a cute idea: just take some of this and wind it around an antique spool - and you have in instant cool decoration for a basket of pin cushions or a shelf beside a sampler!

So.... viola... Antique-Inspired Spools! Supposed to be the real thing, they have a good look, after you remove the sticker on the bottom that says 'made in china!' They do come with thread on them... but I'm not inclined to believe it's 150 years old! So... for $6, use these as a fun needlework-y decoration!

Stitched Twill Tape Trim - click to see more
Don't Touch Scissor Spool by The Nebby Needle
Here's a stitched decoration for one of these spools! We love the rules... TOUCH, MOVE or BORROW... can't you just hear the excuses when your scissors are gone? 'I just borrowed them... or oh, I only moved them'... just makes you want to tear your hair out!

Just do the quick stitching, fold under your top and bottom, wrap around the spool, and pin or tack the seam closed! You can even wrap some of that twill tape trim along the top and bottom in place of the stitched border! The picture on the chart cover is not the best... you'll just have to use your imagination a little!


Cookie Cutters One from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Cookie Cutters One from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Cookie Cutters One from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Cookie Cutters Two from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Some of Kathy Barrick's New Offerings! Click through to see more!
  • Cookie Cutters One & Two - Personally, I think these are some of the cutest little cushions we saw at Market this year! Presented in two different chart sets of 6 each, they are just precious! Kathy stitched them on neutral 40ct, backed them with the same neutral linen, stuffed them with walnut shells, and trimmed with chenille trim. She didn't interface the fronts or back, so they feel VERY soft and 'old' and pliable in your hands. She says her inspiration for these came from her love of huge solid spaces of stitching in her older pieces. She decided to cut out 'cookie shapes' from the solid stitching... and voila... we have tiny cushions!
  • Animal Pincushions from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Peace and Plenty Farm from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
  • Animal Pincushions - This is a delightful set of small cushions - all measure the same size - 74 x 52. Kathy used a medley of different 40ct fabrics and colors, and found various trims to match them all. Coded for DMC or silks... you can do each animal on any color fabric with any color combination - she has all her examples listed inside the chart. What a perfect way to use up scraps of all your fabrics! Do them over one or two... what ever you want. The finished collection was just awesome in person!
  • Peace and Plenty Farm - This looks happy! Charted for silk or DMC, this measures 197 x 165 in stitch count, so it'll finish a bitty 8 x 10 on 40ct! Lots of horses and pigs, some cows and a little dog, it has a pleasing color palette!

Works by ABC Heirloom - click for more Works by ABC Majestic Lace - click for more Works by ABC Exquisite Lace - click for more Works by ABC Elegant Lace - click for more Works by ABC 324 - click for more
Heirloom, Majestic, Exquisite and Elegant Lace... and 324 from Works by ABC
This is a gorgeous set of designs - all stitched with white or creme floss on any dark fabric - Aida or linen. My mom had a lace table cloth on the dining room table that looked like these, so I couldn't resist these charts! Worked in whole crosses, you get that lighter look by doing just one leg of the cross, or one less strand of thread.

The charts tell you how many thousands of stitches are in these to help with thread figuring, but then reminds you that you CAN take out a small motif from inside the lace somewhere and stitch just a small pin cushion! Truly exquisite, elegant and majestic like their name implies... choose any fabric you like as your background color. They are quite large, so kind of a 'stitching investment', but if you like them, TOTALLY worth it! Heirloom finishes 14 x 16 on 18/36. Majestic is 19 x 19 on 36! Elegant is 7 x 7 over one on 25ct but 9-1/2 on 36ct. Exquisite is 11-1/2 x 18-1/2 on 36.

324 - This is cool... it uses 324 different shades of DMC floss! Absolutely every single motif and square on here is stitched with a different color of floss. BUTTTT if you aren't a 324-color-stitcher - it HAS been re-charted for just 36 colors as well. Easy to work from, the entire chart is one symbol, but there is a diagram of which colors go where. Inspired by an old piece of lace that featured thousands of tiny stitches and motifs, this finishes only about 11 x 11 on 36ct - so it is a delightful burst of busy color. Although the colors are intoxicating to me... you could split this all up and make a whole set of smaller square cushions following the color combinations you like best. Really a neat design idea.

Sterling Needle Minders, Ort Jars and Needle Jars from Michelle Ink - click for more
Sterling Needle Minders, Ort Jars and Needle Jars
Michelle Ink has made us more of our exclusive sterling needle minders that our A Little Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle Stitchers received a few years ago. She designed this gorgeous threaded needle nestled among swirly stitches just for The Silver Needle. Her silver comes from recycled electronic discards! Referred to as precious metals clay... they reclaim the sterling in old computer parts, and somehow get it into a clay medium. Michelle, then molds it, fires it (the clay burns off and we are left with the beautiful silver that was being thrown away!), tumbles it, antiques it, and then makes her pieces into our needle minders, and medallions on tiny jars.

You can see the quarter I put in the pic - for size reference - and I can guarantee you there is more silver in Michelle's pieces than that quarter! Gorgeous hand-made minders and elegant jars to love, USE and enjoy!

Michelle is coming to The Silver Needle April 26th and 27th - she is teaching in our She Shed with the Fern Ridge Girls! We have 3 Spaces left in class... you'll be making beaded needlecases and fobs, and molding your Michelle Ink Sterling Silver medallion for the top of your needlecase box!

Little Robin Designs Straighten Your Crown - click for more Little Robin Designs Charlotte McGillis & Posey - click for more Little Robin Designs Literary Love Notes - click for more Little Robin Designs Pumpkins Alight - click for more
Fun New Designsfrom Little Robin Designs - Definitely Worth Your Time!
  • Straighten Your Crown is advice for life - packed into a pin cushion finish. Choose any fabric you like and any color, this measures 144 x 65 so will finish about 3-1/2 x 8 on 36ct. Offered as a single chart.
  • Charlotte McGillis & Posey - A very simple alphabet sampler, what caught my eye is that gorgeous floral posey cushion in the lower corner. Measuring only 66 x 68, it'll finish about 3-1/2 inches in size on 36ct, and is worked with varied hand-dyeds. Chamomile, Chopped Chives, Hibiscus, Lagoon, Licorice Red, Mustard Seed, Old Money, Red Pear and Sand... just choose a light neutral fabric to showcase the pretty colors. Offered as a leaflet with both designs.
  • Literary Love Notes - Featuring romantic quotes from Austen, Fitzgerald and Bronte, stitch something historic and classy for your filled bowl of bowl-fillers! Little Robin chose 40ct - a neutral - and Classic Colorworks hand-dyed Cupid floss for hers. All three designs are included in this chart.
  • Pumpkins Alight - 'Moon shining bright, pumpkins alight, no shadows to fear on All Hallow's Night.' A retro-inspired scene full of soft, dusty blacks, grays, light oranges and yellow. This measures 219 x 155 - so finishes a generous 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 16/32ct. It is coded for a surprising 19 shades of Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic threads. Just old and charming! Presented as a chart.
Funky Chickens by Satsuma Street - click for more Merrily They Ring by Satsuma Street - click for more Winter Woods by Satsuma Street - click for more The Four Elements by Satsuma Street - click for more
Spring 2024 Releases from Satsuma Street - With Early Christmas Tossed In!
  • Funky Chickens - These chickens are stitched flat on your fabric, folded and then tacked together on two sides - they are the classic 'Humbug' shape. Stitched on any white you like with the brightest and happiest DMC colors they finish about 3-1/2 and 4 inches each. All three are presented in the chart and Jodi has included templates for the felt accents on them as well. Be thinking some fun button embellishments on these... or some frizzy trims as an extra garnish.
  • Merrily They Ring - This is presented as a complete kit with 18ct perforated paper - rather than 14ct, the floss, jingle bells chart and needle. Measuring approx 2 x 7 when finished, this would be cute hanging on one of those skinny walls you have between 2 doors or windows... somewhere nothing else fits!
  • Winter Woods - Take a walk through the snowy woods in this serene medley of evening scenes. Against that deep blue, everything looks cold, sleepy and quiet. Presented in leaflet format and coded to DMC, it measures 142 stitches square - so 9 x 9 on 32... which means the inner four designs are 4-1/2 inches each!
  • The Four Elements - This design is brilliant in color and wild personality! Jodi Rice of Satsuma Street loves color... and all of them POP on this black background. Earth, wind, water and fire, this measures 174 x 177 in stitch count - so an impressive 11 x 11 on 32ct. Truthfully, the colored chart is huge - across 4 fold-out pages - but it is intense, and not for a beginning stitcher. It uses 29 shades of Cosmo or DMC floss, and there is quite a bit of shading in here. I love it, but wow, an investment in good lighting and daytime stitching is a must!
My Heart is True by Samperbird Stitchery - click for more Shamrock Reel by Samperbird Stitchery - click for more Merry Stitches by Samperbird Stitchery - click for more
Pin Cushions and Ornaments by Samperbird Stitchery
  • My Heart is True - For the Red, White & Blue. - This is a sweet pin cushion design that has a matching tiny (31 x 31) fob companion chart in its chart pack. Just cute, it measures 57 stitches square and is worked with DMC floss.
  • Shamrock Reel - Here's a sweet little piece - stitched on white with DMC floss and a bit of gold metallic - it's mounted onto a green painted paper mache box from Hobby Lobby. Lady Dot's Motherlode chenille trim rounds the edges... and the tiny 25 x 25 matching fob design is included and has designs for both sides!
  • Merry Stitches - This is CUTE! Measuring just 45 in stitch count, it is done on Country Vintage Mocha colored fabric - which we carry in several different counts. For some reason that little stitched hoop and the scissors and tomato cushion on there make it so charming... it's a perfect ornament for a stitcher's ornament exchange! Presented as a chart.

  • Holiday Banner Halloween from Little Stitch Girl - click for more Nightmare on Plaid Street from Little Stitch Girl - click for more Haunted Hill Road from Little Stitch Girl - click for more Probably Haunted from Little Stitch Girl - click for more
    Halloween in March? Not a scary thought, though, because we have MONTHS to go before Halloween!
    Little Stitch Girl sent us home her trunk show from Market this Spring... so we have all of these on display in the shop! We brought home her 13-part Spooky Hollow Village set, too, click through to see them all!
    • Holiday Banner Halloween - Just a cute little house with a graveyard in the front yard, and it's 'inhabitant' flying overhead. The Happy Halloween words are stitched on perforated paper, cut out, and strung together across the piece - over the needlework. Charted for DMC, finishes 8 x 10 on 32ct.
    • Nightmare on Plaid Street - A trio of colorful little houses, they are Halloween without being scary. The spiders from the trees are ok... the Jacks are smiling, and the ghosts don't look too mean. The finishing treatment on these is cute... she's made them into flat boards and glued sticks into the candle sticks, then poked the sticks up into the insides of the flats. It's a good finish because you can perch these in between pumpkins and things and they'll be tall enough to be seen.
    • Haunted Hill Road - Trick or Treat, smell My feet! Another cute and happy halloween-y design, really simple, but really cute! Charted for DMC or hand-dyeds it finishes just 6 x 11 on 32ct. Fun the kitchen countertop, you could finish it around a paper mache round box, and make it into a candy bucket! (Any good grandma needs to have Halloween candy on her counter!)
    • Probably Haunted - 'If one door closes and another door opens, your house is probably haunted.' Well there you go! Choose a fun fabric color, and stitch this for your favorite Realtor!

    Odds & Ends Basket from Thistles
    Odds & Ends Basket by Thistles
    This is a really cool open-topped box, that sports needlework all around the edges and lining the inside bottom. Super cute, it's simply one of those brown paper mache boxes from Hobby Lobby, covered with all sorts of cute needlework and sewing motifs. The design that wraps all around measures 68 x 389 in stitch count... so it's 4 x 22 on 36ct! It would be cute finished flat if the box thing scares you. The inside bottom liner is about 95 stitches in diameter.

    Liezbeth has this charted for Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC, it's just the most charming project! I took several pictures all around the box to show you all the cuteness on it.
    Thistles has several other new designs this season... click through the pics to see them all.

    Sleigh Ride from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Sunflower Farm Stacker with Spool from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Lighted Haunted Caskets from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
    Several Fun Things from Praiseworthy Stitches
    • Sleigh Ride - This is 2024's Annual Christmas scene... this joins PS's other 10 charming Christmassy Village pieces - full of busy-ness and 'Everything Winter.' Sleigh Bells Ring is the verse along the bottom - goes with Jingle All the Way, Joy to the World - you can peruse her page and see them all. Finishes approx 15-1/2 x 14 on 32ct - again, that rich Nocturne hand-dyed linen color (we have several different brands with great colors in different counts, you'll need a fat quarter if you choose 32.) It calls for 28 different hand-dyeds (you'll need 9 skeins of Weeks Snowflake!) and a smattering of beads and thin metallics. Always fun, we have several of Praiseworthy's companion villages stitched in the shop and everyone loves them!
    • Sunflower Farm Stacker - This is a scarecrow version that matches Mr Snowman and Creepy Pumpkin! Chart calls for three different colors of fabric, (everybody has different ideas about what they want to use), hand-dyed Weeks flosses, and bits of Weeks Wool used in the assembly. The Stacker is built around an antique wooden thread spool (this is what gives it stability to stand) that is included with the chart. A little more challenging on the finishing end than a pin cushion or something, but do-able. SUPER cute... all three are actually smaller than they look in the pic - they are about 7 inches tall!
    • Lighted Haunted Caskets - We had these last year... and LOVED them! Little wooden caskets (2 x 1 x 5-ish - already assembled and everything) with a carved design on the top (there were 9 assorted designs last year - so random) they had little lights inside that you could turn on and off. Your bits of stitching are inside (a beaded scissor fob and pin cushion this year), and you see that and the light through the cut-out design in the top. ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST THINGS! Anyway, you get the casket, and all materials to make the insides. Painting your casket is optional - they come as raw unfinished wood. Order these early - they WILL sell out!

    New Vintaged Metallic Baby Tinsel Trim from Lady Dot Cherry Tomato and Garden Fresh Spool Pincushions from Lady Dot
    Lady Dot's New Vintaged Metallic Baby Tinsel Trim and Charming Tomato Pincushions
    This is the COOLEST stuff! It is a metallic and cotton mix, but basically miniature, soft, sparkly tinsel! Use it on miniature trees, or to trim ornaments. The red doesn't 'look' overdyed in any way, but it is a gorgeous deep, true, perfect red for anything 4th of July or Christmas - its package contains a 3-yard length.
    The silver, however has been 'slightly altered' here and there in its lengths, so my package has some areas that are 'tarnished' to look like it came from your Grandma's ornament stash. Parts are clear, shiny, festive silver, and then there is a bit here and there with 'patina.' Just gorgeous, and such a fun way to add personality to your finished pieces! The Silver has two 3-yard lengths in its package.

    Lois made the cutest little spool tomatoes! Two different options on these, what a pretty gift to present to a stitcher... something colorful and fun to perch on a shelf of stitchery, or just something cute to set on your desk at work to remind you of what stitching bliss awaits you at home after work! The smaller spool - Cherry Tomato, on the left, measures 2-1/2 inches high. A little fabric wound around the spool with that tiny 1-1/2 inch tomato perched on top! A green flower pin and a few more white headed pins finish the look.
    The larger spool - Garden Fresh - stands 4 inches high, and features that larger spool covered in fabric again. A felt ball is ready for your pins, but it already has a pretty trio of frosted flower pins! Just a touch of color for anywhere you want it!

    Robin Pickens Seasonal Courier Blue Jay's Summer - click for more Robin Pickens Seasonal Courier Blackbird's Autumn - click for more Robin Pickens Seasonal Courier Cardinal's Winter - click for more Robin Pickens Seasonal Courier Robin's Spring - click for more
    Bright and Snappy Seasonals by Robin Pickens
    A new designer for us... we have found 14 fun, bright, contemporary and very colorful designs! Presented in half-size charts and full size leaflets, Robin comes from the quilt industry and you can see that influence in her things. She's published on heavy card stock, her charts are large, clear and colored. Everything is coded to DMC and most of these 14 pieces you are going to see are done on Lugana or Aida. You can stitch them on anything you want... they look super-enticing to stitch! Click to see the rest!
    • Seasonal Courier Blue Jay's Summer - Measures 66 x 85 - a little smaller than 5 x 7 on 28ct.
    • Seasonal Courier Blackbird's Autumn - Same 66 x 95 stitch count - love the brilliant orange colors.
    • Seasonal Courier Cardinal's Winter - Same 66 x 95 - I love the repeating texture of the pine cones and the matching Flying Geese quilt motifs! Don't know about Spring's Bird... will do some research.
    • Seasonal Courier Robin's Spring
    Willoughby Ann Round Bee Thread Keep - click for more Willoughby Ann Round Lucky Dog Thread Keep - click for more Willoughby Ann Round Miss Kitty Thread Keep - click for more Willoughby Ann Round Bouquet Thread Keep - click for more
    Look at these fun little wooden thread keeps!
    Look at these! Just 4 inches in size, and about 1/8 an in thick, each of these has 12 holes for your project threads. No rough or jagged edges to catch anything, and that pretty lasered wood treatment in the centers, we are really impressed with them.

    They are large enough so you can find them in your bag, and actually the cat and dog designs offer that extra area to tie larger bundles of thread if you need it. The bee came first, but now we have the Lucky Dog, Miss Kitty and Bouquet!

    Antique-Inspired Wooden Spools from Needlework Press - click for more Paper Heart Basket from Needlework Press - click for more Lone Eagle Sampler from Needlework Press - click for more Be True from Needlework Press - click for more
    SPOOLS, Lone Eagle Sampler and Paper Heart Basket from Needlework Press
    Three fun things are coming home from Market with us from Needlework Press!
    • Antique-Inspired Wooden Spools - They still have thread on them! $6 each, use them for scissor rests, or something to cover with a small band of your stitching. They measure about 3 inches tall, with that neck being 2-inches in size.
    • Paper Heart Basket - Remember these from last year? We have a few more! A charming reproduction of an antique... Vickie has everything needed in her little paper kits for these - except your thread, I believe.
    • Lone Eagle Sampler - Love this! It's a medley of motifs found in common 'Modelbooks' - little pattern books of the mid-19th century. Red is a traditional color... but you can do whatever YOU want... as the Cross Stitch Police will not come to your house! Presented in a booklet.
    • Be True - This is a fun little perforated paper piece that wraps around a wooden spool. After you stitch, cut the paper to fit your spool, wrap, and whip stitch the seam together - zip-zap! Your chart comes with a 3-inch spool that is 'antique-inspired' - we can tell that because they all have a 'made in china' sticker on them! But, they LOOK old, so it's kind of OK. Just a small, quick thing! Chart includes the perf paper and spool.

    Take-Along Stitcher's Mat from Under the Garden Moon - click to see more
    Make this pretty Stitcher's Mat
    from Under the Garden Moon
    We have a model of this fun little mat in the shop - and you will fall in love with it when you see it! The cross stitch is on 10ct Tula or 20ct linen - over two. You can change the colors in the cross stitch to coordinate with your chosen fabrics and wools. They have a pic in here of 4 other colorways to give you a really good idea of what you can do. Finishes about 12 x 18 - what a fun thing to take to a retreat to spread out on your stitching area.

    Needle pages, a scissor pocket, a place for a pad of paper and pencil... all kinds of stuff. I am a non-sewer - and my brain freezes over when I read finishing instructions. I think the more pages, the harder it is... there are three full pages of that in here - so I am thinking that's a good thing! Offered in chart format with those instructions! You sew-ers will take one look at this and go, 'Oh Ok, I got it! What did they do with this pocket here? (you peek in there) Oh yeah, I got it!'
    Anjou Pears from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Redwork Pears from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Bluework Pears from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Spring Green Pears from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    The Pear Collection
    from Annie Beez Folk Art
    Anjou, Redwork, Bluework and Spring Green Pears
    We're up to 4 sets of little stitched pears now by Annie Beez. These are delightful! All the same size - within 10 stitches of each other - one side of three is stitched on each, and your charming fabric choices decorate the 'other sides.'

    Rimmed with a little stick stem and tiny wool leaves, each is constructed and then the seams are decorated with herringbone stitches done with pearl cotton. Choose your fabrics, change you colors if need be... whatever you want. The Jury is out on which one of these is the favorite combination - but the new green Springtime set is just gorgeous!

    Les Secrets de Marie Card #1 Patriotic Stars - click for more
    Card #1 Patriotic Stars
    Les Secrets de Marie Card #12 Sewing Tools - click for more
    Card #12 Sewing Tools
    Les Secrets de Marie Card #6 Sheep - click for more
    Card #6 Sheep
    Les Secrets de Marie Card #11 School-Saltbox Houses - click for more
    Card #11 School-Saltbox Houses
    Charming Buttons
    from Les Secrets de Marie
    Delightful tiny buttons lazer cut from wood, these come in Holidays, Seasons, hearts, stars and pumpkins. Everything cute under the sun! There are 22 sets - some natural wood in finish, others that appear to me to be covered in fabric, and then cut out.

    Everything is teeny... each of these packages measures only 3 x 4 - so that should give you an idea of how petite each piece is. Surprisingly sturdy... enjoy them all!

    Flower Burst Flings and Fobs from Luhu Stitches - click to see more   Mousy's Strawberry Basket from Luhu Stitches - click to see more
    Presenting Flower Burst Flings and Fobs and Mousy's Strawberry Basket from Luhu Stitches
    • Flower Burst Flings and Fobs Cyndy describes these as a little garden bursting with color Her newest leaflet features all 4 pin cushion designs plus the 2 tiny companion fobs. Stitched on white opalescent fabric, the larger cushion designs are 40 x 40, while the fobs are just 20 x 20. She has bundled her finishing fabrics (1-13 x 18 cut of each fabric print) together for these as well - and we are getting that too! 'Bloom Where You are Planted, Keep Growing, You're Blossoming, and Sunny Days Ahead' are the featured verses. Love the colors, we are bundling the finishing fabrics together with the leaflet.
    • Mousy's Strawberry Basket - Isn't this sweet? Just a mere 50 x 70 in stitch count, little Mousy is hoarding his berry - all in a 'greenery garden basket. Offered as a chart.

    Cats and Dogs by Laurel Burch - click for more
    It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Laurel Burch Style!
    Mill Hill has sent 4 new smallish perf paper kits (they're only $10 each!) featuring the artwork of Laurel Burch. Finishing only 3 x 5, they are FINISHABLE and not too big!

    Complete kits of the chart, Flosses, needles and a few Mill Hill glass seed beads, these are colorful, cheerful, and just plain fun to stitch and have! Laurel Burch's iconic personality oozes from each of them!

    Love Bird from Jan Hicks Creates - click for more Tranquility from Jan Hicks Creates - click for more Birds of Color from Jan Hicks Creates
    This is a pair of lovely bird designs that focus on colors and their meanings. Both are presented as charts with a gorgeous picture on the cover!
    • Tranquility celebrates aqua and turquoise. Their spiritual meaning is wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune and loyalty. A person who loves turquoise is a person that is calm, creative, emotionally balanced and spiritually grounded. Stitch this on any light blue or green or yellow... whatever you like best. The design is coded for DMC or a medley of hand-dyeds and finishes about 5 x 6 on 32ct.
    • Love Bird celebrates red with, of course, a cardinal! As with other colors, red represents several different meanings including anger, danger, passion, power and love. Jan has chosen to focus on Love for her design with her paired couple and his coat of hearts. She likes a dark neutral background - like Natural - so the 'snow flakes' will show - as well as the female bird. Finishes about 5 x 5 on 32ct, coded for DMC and/or various hand-dyeds.

    Forget-Me-Not Pinkeep from Scattered Seed Samplers - click for more Forget-Me-Not Pinkeep
    from Scattered Seed Samplers
    A sweet new arrival from Scattered Seed Samplers this is done on 36ct Country Vintage Mocha linen in regular DMC!

    Measuring just 4-1/2 x 6, you could easily adorn it with some Lady Dot chenille trim - something matching just about any of the colors in here would work great! It uses 611, 930, 3012, 3046, 3782, and 3866. That's it... and how pretty!

    A Stitcher's Alphabet from Scarlett House - click for more Elizabeth's Four Dogs from Scarlett House - click for more Freedom for Me and Thee from Scarlett House - click for more Tending The Flock from Scarlett House - click for more
    New from The Scarlett House. All are presented as charts.
    • A Stitcher's Alphabet - This is fun... a simple bold alphabet with of few of our favorite things scattered about it. Tanya stitched this with Weeks and Classic hand-dyed threads on 40ct. She gives the source for the finishing board inside the chart, this cute little thing finishes just 6-1/4 x 2-1/2! Lily Pad, Gold, Mascara, Wagon Wheel, and Campfire.
    • Elizabeth's Four Dogs - Put your name on here if you have dogs! Stitched on 40ct with Classic and Weeks flosses, it measures just 79 x 77 - so 4 x 4-ish. Hazelnut, Blackbird, Toasted Marshmallow, Wagon Wheel, Dublin Bay, English Ivy, Mossy and Used Brick.
    • Freedom - 'for Me and Thee' Another cushion - this one measures 60 x 71 and is trimmed with Lady Dot Snow chenille. Blackbird, Tennessee Red Clay, Cocoa Bean, Mossy, Pine Needles, London Fog, Hazelnut, Sweetest Heart, Snowball and Licorice Red. The smallest of the new designs - but with the most thread colors!
    • Tending The Flock - A cute little piece - complete with sheep and dogs... and the Mr and Mrs sheep herders... equal work for equal pay, I hope! This measures 191 x 109 - so 9 x 5-1/2 on 40ct. Tanya used Mascara, Graphite, Bright Leaf, Guacamole, Peach, Lily Pad, Sun Dried, Caroline Cecil, Whitewash, Chestnut and Juniper. Might be fun to do the Sawtooth border in Satin Stitches.

    Stars from Plum Street Samplers AND Stripes from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more   Pennsylvania Christmas Trio from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
    Stars & Stripes a collaboration between Shakespeare's Peddler and Plum Street Samplers
    • Stars - What a festive barn! You'll need some multiple skeins of thread for this! Quilt motif stars are everywhere, but notice the two baby eagles on there too! Festoons, that fun blue border on the left, just a very pretty piece. Companions Shakespeare's Peddler's '& Stripes' designs!
    • & Stripes - This is part 2 of a collaboration piece between Shakespeare's and Plum Street Samplers. Paulette did the #1 STARS chart... both she and Theresa worked on the the ampersand in the #2 design, Theresa did STRIPES! What a dynamite set of designs! You don't have to, but will probably want the same fabrics (a fat quarter will do) for all three pillows. The ampersand measures 65 x 103, and STRIPES measures 110 square. LOVE 'EM!

    American Welcome from Plum Street Samplers American Mermaid Pinkeep from Plum Street Samplers Spring Beginnings from Plum Street Samplers
    Plum Street Samplers' Luscious Spring Arrivals!
    • American Welcome - Wow... We LOVE this! What a fun and lavish topper border... the row of seaside 'cottages' is stunning, and the water scene is charming. The verse, though, is the most important: 'This land we love so vast and free. We honor those who cared for thee.' Finishes approx 9-1/2 x 8 on 36 ct... so full of pretty summer color!
    • American Mermaid Pinkeep - Paulette's companion to American Welcome... she says when she was little, she dreamed about being a mermaid, but she always had her top on in the dreams! Finishes approx 3 x 4 on 36ct.
    • Spring Beginnings - The companion to Autumn Joy and Winter Blessings, Paulette's dear lady is feeding her deer friend. Spring colors... this finishes about 3 x 3 on 36ct.
    Summer Glory from Plum Street Samplers Nelson from Plum Street Samplers Flag Thief from Plum Street Samplers Proverbs 31 Sampler from Plum Street Samplers
    Plum Street Samplers' More Luscious Spring Arrivals!
    • Summer Glory - Final design in this set, it finishes 3 x 3 on 36ct, and is coded for Weeks, Classic and DMC.
    • Nelson - Paulette loves George Washington! This is his beloved war horse, Nelson. He is placed amidst magnolias and lilacs - both of which were grown by GW on his Mt Vernon plantation. The reference of 1783 is the end of the Revolutionary War, and Nelson's retirement back to his cozy paddock at Mt V! Finishes approx 7 x 7 on 36ct.
    • Flag Thief - LOVE all the bold colors in this one! More multiple skeins of threads needed... but that's kind of fun. The glorious house is done in deep reds, the roof shingles in a medley of blue hand-dyeds... two little eagles are hiding in all the busy-ness, and the fox is busy chasing that fast little bunny Flag Thief! Measures about 7 x 7 on 36ct Fibre on a Whim Affogado hand-dyed (which is a fantastic color that we carry in several different counts including Aida!)
    • Proverbs 31 Sampler - Written from a wise mother to her son, teaching him what to look for in a spouse, this is one of Paulette's favorite verses. She chose a feminine color palette, and finished this into a box - maybe a sewing box? Measures about 7 x 7 on 36ct, coded for classic, Weeks and DMC flosses. This is piece dear to any stitcher's heart!


    Tonight We Ride from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Ghost Towne from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more A Spooky Stroll from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more
    Get Ready for Next Halloween - The Autumn Lane Stitchery Way!
    • Tonight We Ride - Oh... look at that glorious fabric background! Grab lots of black thread... and a little gold... this is intense and striking! This measures 196 x 137, so wil finish about 14 x 10 on 14/28ct. Presented as a full color leaflet.
    • Ghost Towne - Another more whimsical halloween piece, you could do this on a gunmetal background... I think those little ghost trick-or-treaters are the CUTEST! Leaflet. This measures 100 x 134, so it will finish a little lover 6 x 8 on 32ct.
    • A Spooky Stroll - What a fun little floating witch... I love everything about it! It'd be fun to add metallics to the ghost and pumpkin eyes. Presented as a small chart, it measure just 61 x 70, and is stitched in regular DMC.

    Miss Hazel from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Bobbin from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Maggie Mae from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Le Poulet Pinkeep from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
    All the New from Stacy Nash Designs!
    • Miss Hazel - One of Stacy's newest Animal Cracker designs... Miss Hazel stands 6 inches tall and is 4 inches wide. She's done on 36ct linen in shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, and presented as a chart.
    • Bobbin - Well this is the absolute CUTEST THING releasing at the show this year! Little Bobbin is more like Stacy's Cracker Crumbs - the smaller animal designs - but she includes her sweet berry basket cushion, and as a good little mouse, her food supply is never far away! Bobbin sits atop any fun antique spool you can find... that bit of loose thread is coming from the needle in her hands! She stands only 3-1/4 inches tall, and her berry pin keep is just 2-1/2 inches in size!
    • Maggie Mae is the third Animal Cracker to be released. (Stacy has an exhisting collection of 11 Crackers, and 4 Crumbs... all pictured on our Nash Page.) She is delightful in her white chenille-looking dress and honey yellow cardigan sweater. She features a tiny radish pin keep too! She stands 7 high by 3-1/4 inches wide on 36ct.
    • Le Poulet Pinkeep - Here now! Oh, we lost track of this pattern at Market and it never made our previews or Market haul! We remember being in Stacy's room, right after someone she helped had complained about the chicken's party hat - we love that! We had a whole funny conversation about, and I guess, forgot to get our charts! Le Poulet measures 121 x 104, so on 36ct, it finishes about 6 x 7. It's coded for Weeks hand-dyed flosses of Grits, Beige, Schneckley, Havana, Dolphin, Charcoal, Lancaster Red, Lily Pad and Cinnabar. Just the cutest little cushion! Presented as a chart.

    Scenic Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Honeybee and Wooly Bobbins from Heartstring Samplery - click for more My Scissors My Rules from Heartstring Samplery My Rules Scissor Fob Kit from Heartstring Samplery Home Thread Board from Heartstring Samplery
    Lots of Fun New Things by Heartstring Samplery AND Her Wood Guy!
    Beth has cute new designs, and she's put her husband to work cutting down trees on their property in Oregon, and making them all into fun wooden things for stitchers! He calls his workshop 'The Board Room!' Lots more on her inner page!
    • Scenic Sampler - Remember Beth's Scary Sampler? It referenced all sorts of Pop Culture Scary things? Here's the opposite piece - happy and bright - with tons of references to her favorite sweet and happy remembrances from books, TV and movies. I loved reading all about it in the Scary chart! Measures 247 x 215, and is coded for hand-dyeds and DMCs.
    • Honeybee and Wooly Bobbins - Meant to compliment the Scenic Sampler - Beth's hubby made these in 'The board Room.' Beth says they are 'From forest to finish.' Something fun to hold your threads... each is sold separately.
    • My Scissors My Rules - Meant to be hung in a prominent place in your house so that there are no more excuses by family members for improper use of special snips! Beth says you can do this in any color scheme you want, and she's just attached cup hooks to her frame as little scissor hooks! Presented as a chart.
    • My Rules Scissor Fob Kit - Another Board Room creation by college-freshman-son Jack, he's busy, so you get to assemble this yourself! He's supplied the QR code for your assembly needs! Pretty darn cute... you supply the scissors, Jack made the cool etchings and probably cut down the tree too!
    • Home Thread Board - More fun stuff from 'The Board Room!' Designed to match one of Beth's new charts... this is cute just by itself! Measures about 3 x 4, and useful for ANY small projects!
    Abuzz at Midnight by Liz Mathews - click to see more Cottontail by Liz Mathews - click to see more Remember Me Sampler Tree by Liz Mathews - click to see more
    Spring House by Liz Mathews - click to see more Tenth Day of Christmas Sampler and Tree from Liz Mathews - click to see more You've Got the Love by Liz Mathews - click to see more
    Spring 2024 Releases from Liz Mathews
    • Abuzz at Midnight - Oh such pretty colors popping against that brilliant blue background!Measures 7 x 7 on 36ct.
    • Cottontail - Here's a quiet bunny hiding amidst the flowers in the garden. Liz presents two different colorways for this - kind of a 'push' to you that you CAN change fabrics and colors sometimes.
    • Remember Me Sampler Tree - I love this one! Finish it by framing... or make one of Liz's cute little cone shapes and make a tree out of this. The charts for each are slightly different to accomodate that finishing, but you get the same personality of the design. Doesn't look like it in the pic, but the framed piece is stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen - a great 'faux hand-dyed.'
    • Spring House - This piece sports two different pieces of fabric joined together and then framed. Liz describes her dream garden house in the middle of an April rain shower... overflowing pots of flowers from the roof, the charming greenhouse, the European lace curtains and all charming bunnies and blooms in the yard. The whole thing is charming! Just be careful to choose two coordinating fabrics for this - same count, same texture.
    • Tenth Day of Christmas Sampler and Tree - Instead of 10 Lords a Leaping... we get ONE Santa! Way better! Liz suggests a darker fabric so the metallic 'magic' threads can be seen that are tumbling out of his sack. Same size as the other 9 so far in the set... just two more to go!
    • You've Got the Love - LOVE this one - of course! Another really good design to play with fabric and color options! Liz presents LOVE in a curved script, and the heart-shaped design as well. The bigger heart measures 104 x 91, while the smaller word is just 107 x 52.

    The Quaker Bee II from Samplers and Primitives - click for more Home from Samplers and Primitives - click for more A Collaboration of Spring from Samplers and Primitives - click for more
    Quaker Bee II, Home and A Celebration of Spring from Samplers and Primitives
    Three new releases by Samplers and Primitives - we love her gentle color shadings. We have gorgeous acorn designs from last Fall, and here are a few Spring pieces.
    • The Quaker Bee II - Pretty golds and greens... pretty touch of Quaker on the edge, everything about it is pleasing to the eye, and it measures 95 - so could finish 4 x 4 if you did it over one on 25 Lugana!
    • Home - Peaceful house, spring-green lawn, I like that huge floral urn peeking behind the house! Measures 136 x 145 - stitched with a medley of hand-dyeds.
    • A Collaboration of Spring - Looks like the same little house - but different landscape! The topper border is really cool because it's different from the other three sides... it's just a little bigger than the HOME piece at 208 x 120.

    Our 2024 Nashville Market Cookbook Val's Stuff's FREEBIE DESIGN - Happiness is Homemade - click to see more Our 2024 Nashville Market Cookbook - Happiness is Homemade - click to see more
    It's Market Cookbook Season! 2024 Happiness is Homemade
    Every year, (This is the 5th annual) industry designers, distributors, and shops who attend Market all contribute favorite recipes for our annual Market Cookbook. Along with food, comes stitching - so several designers contribute free charts as well.

    Lots of fun things every year... the charts are always good, and I think it's fun to have actual Italian recipes right from the Italian designers! 75 to 100 recipes and pages... taking reservations now for shipment when we get home from the show the first week in March.

    Here is Val's Stuff's FREEBIE DESIGN included in this year's cookbook. What a fun Sneak Peek! (Val will be coming out with a companion design to this one at Market - watch for those details on the Market Page!)

    Pony Needles - Hypoallergenic White-Eye Black Needles - click for more
    Presenting Pony Black Needles! *Hypoallergenic Blacks* and *Colored Eye Tapestry*
    You Need these Needles! A new line for us in the shop - we're excited for the selection and the features they offer. Each package contains 6 needles.
    Hypoallergenic White Eye - This is a collection of BLACK STEEL needles. They do not have nickel plating on them. (Shiny needles have a nickel plating that can be an allergen - that is one reason shiny needles tarnish.) These are awesome because they feature a narrow shaft with that high contrast white eye - against the black - for easy threading. The black needle gives you a tip that is easier to see when you're aiming for your stitching hole, too! We have several sizes and types:
    Tapestry - Regular Cross Stitch Needles in #24, 26 and 28 and an assorted package of 2-18, 2-20, 1-22 and 1-26. Check out those gorgeous-easy-to-see-eyes!
    Ball Point - This is an assorted-sized package - smaller white eye, sharp tip - but with that micro-ball tip.
    Chenille - An assorted-sized package of sharp needles with large eyes, these are used for wool applique embroidery -- we also use them for our embroidered tea towels. These follow the same size that tapestry needles do... they are simply sharp rather than dull like a Tapestry.
    Pony Colored Eye Tapestry Needles - click for more    Compare Red Eye 28 needle with John James 28 gold tapestry needle - click for more
    Pony Colored Eye Tapestry Needles - Love these too! These are nickel-plated steel needles - with colored eyes! You can tell by looking at them what size your needle is! The #24's have a black eye - which is actually very easy to see. The #26 has a teal eye, and the teeny-weeny #28's have a red eye! We have these in an assortment pack of 2 each #24, 26 and 28, and single-size packs of 6 needles each as well. (#28's have 5 in the pack vs 6.)
    Look at the size difference of the Red Eye #28 needle! It is next to a John James #28 gold tapestry needle! It is definitely smaller!

    Bareroots  display at the shop Better Together Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
    Better Together Tea Towels from Bareroots
    Barri has a new pair of kitchen dish towels to embroider - perfect to hang in a happy home! These cotton towels come with a traceable line pattern to transfer to the ready-made towels.

    Use the included floss... making little short straight stitches... then tack on the included bottom rik rak trim... and you've made darling kitchen towels! You don't have to be newlyweds to appreciate this... but it does make a great shower gift.

    We have 18 other Tea Towel kits here in the shop. All are available individually, but this pair comes together as a set, at a little lower price point as a bonus. So darn cute! Our new shipment is on the way - we expect these right before Christmas.

    Pony Needles - Hypo-allergenic Black Eye #28 Tapestry Needles! - click for more Pony Hypo-allergenic Black Eye #28 Tapestry Needle with no nickel plating - click for more
    A Late Pony Needle Arrival - Hypo-allergenic Black Eye #28 Tapestry Needles!
    This little package of needles belongs in our collection of hypo-allergenic stainless needles by Pony. We're 'storing them' on our Needles page, in the same description line as our other black needles - with white eyes - but these are all black!

    These are really fun... and because they are black you can see where your needle point is! We like the white-eye versions because they are easy to thread, but honestly, these aren't hard either - because you can see the light through the eye!

    Something new and unique - just don't confuse yours with black kitty hair on the couch! A lovely petite size too!
    Scroll down just a bit, or click through to our Needles page, to see lots of other new Pony Needles.

    Pony All Black Beading Needles Size 10 BLACK EYE - click for more Pony All Black Beading Needles Size 10 BLACK EYE with no nickel plating - click for more

    New Pony BEADING Needles
    Another new black hypo-allergenic Pony Needle, these are size 10 (only much longer than the normal ones) for beads. Super thin, they are all black, and actually, I can SEE their eye to thread!

    I can't see the eye on regular steel needles because they reflect the light. So, another fun new needle to try... 5 in the package. See what you think! They are pretty easy to hold as they are a complete 2 inches long.
    Needle Travel Mania Shop Guide for 2024 - click to see more
    The 2024 Needle Travel Mania Guide
    This is an awesome little 540 page book (5-1/2 x 8 x 1, it weighs a pound!) that is an incredible directory of needlework, quilting, weaving, knitting and needlepoint shops all around the country! If you ever go anywhere in a car, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Organized by state, each state is mapped with interstate and state highways.

    The shops are all numbered on the maps... then the directory offers varied information about each. Addresses, hours, kind of product mix, phone numbers, websites... just great info to help you plan the stops on your next road trip adventure!

    They even have software that will plan your route for you and include the types of shops you 'need' to visit! Really a fun book to have -- and a super-fun stocking stuffer or neat stitch group gift!

    Presenting the 2022 Set of Curly Girls... click for more
    From Left: Just Be, Be Inspired, Be a Friend, Be Amazing.
    New Sticks Designs Have Arrived from Mill Hill!
    Four cute, colorful 'Be Uplifting' cross-stitch designs bring a smile to your face and happy thoughts to your head. Mill Hill has a great collection of kits by artist 'Sticks' that they have adapted to cross stitch, and embellished with just a few glass beads. Stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and garnished with Mill Hill's beads, these finish approx 7 inches square.

    Always super colorful, always inspirational in subject, we have several of these stitched in the shop - and they are always noticed. Lots of stitching, the paper makes an easy background to work on...complete kits contain the chart, paper, threads, beads and needle. Make sure you look at the others released over the years - really nice offerings.


    The Good Shepherd by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Plenty & Gracet by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Plenty & Grace Sampler and The Good Shepherd Sampler from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
    Brenda Keyes has two new samplers... both offered in chart format; we like to stitch ours over one thread on 28 Lugana or with half stitches over two. Charming motifs and houses, the border on the Shepherd reminds me of the marks on a ruler! Always coded for DMC, her pieces are simple and pretty - but we notice that she is using some hand-dyed threads now. Due in the shop anyday, we can't wait to get the models stitched.

    Plenty & Grace measures 12-1/2 x 9-3/4 on 14/28 - but if you do the over one, you can get it down to 6 x 5!
    The Good Shepherd measures 175 x 177 - so 12-1/2 on that 28, but again - it could be 6 x 6-ish too! Brenda suggests these are easy to stitch and rates them as great projects for beginning stitchers. (But I'm an old stitcher, and I like them too!)
    Smart Punch Needles - click to see more Smart Punch Needles - click to see more
    Smart Punch Needles
    We have a new Punch Needle option! They describe their little gems with lots of important details:
    Smart punch is ergonomically designed with a larger handle to reduce the risk of tendonitis, pain of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Designed for comfortable punching, you will also enjoy the thumb indentation on the front of the punch needle that lines up perfectly with the front, beveled edge, of your needle, always keeping it in the proper punching position. With five different loop heights that can be easily adjusted you will find yourself creating beautiful punch needle projects in no time at all.

    Smart Punch comes with the most commonly used medium size needle, needle threader and even an extra needle. You will be able to put 2 strands of 8 or 12 wt Pearl Cotton through this needle or 4-6 strands of floss. The needle comes with a punch needle lesson and great tips and hints along with some Do's and Don'ts!

    New 2023 Curly Girls... click for more
    New Curly Girls from Mill Hill
    Curly Girls excels at motivational and cheerful messaging! Charming new designs put into Cross Stitch by the Mill Hill people are now available. Joining our 12 collections of 48 kits so far... here are the next 4. Presented as complete kits of chart, flosses, a few beads and 28ct linen (the correct size for the beads) each will finish about 5 x 5. We special order the frames for these as well... just an FYI. Shown from left to right above:
    • Four Legs - Some friends have to walk on four legs just so they can carry around such big hearts. Just makes you love your kitty and doggie all the more!
    • Look Within - Just like garden seeds - Turn your face toward the sun and remember you have it all inside of you!
    • Make Lemonade - Preheat the oven! Kind of a get ready to life's successes... you can do it!
    • Absolutely - We must absolutely do what we love, or we run the risk of doing nothing at all. Which means that Cross Stitch is your lifesaver! Check out that busy tool box full of life's adventures and loves!


    Perfect Match from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more Cats and a Sea from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more Everyone Needs an Owl from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more 10 Rainbow Bookmarks from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more
    Perfect match, Everyone Needs an Owl, Cats and the Sea, 10 Rainbow Bookmarks from Artmishka Cross Stitch
    We have 18 new Charts in the Shop by Artmishka Designs of Italy! I couldn't put them all here... so how about 4 as a preview? Visit our interior Artmiska Page for the rest! All are presented as charts with a big, clear colorful pic on the chart front, and very clear multiple pages of the charts inside. All coded for DMC.
    • Perfect Match - Isn't this little guy the cutest? He knows he fits right in! Approx 11 x 7 on 14/28, coded for DMC. You could even leave off the words and you'd know what it 'says!'
    • Cats and a Sea - Love that water of hearts! A pair of kitties reflecting on life and love... this measures approx 8-1/2 inches square (round!) on 16/32 ct. DMC.
    • Everyone Needs an Owl - What a darling collection of little birds! Someone for everyone! Each owl measures about 40 x 50 in stitch count - so only about 2-1/2 x 3 on 16/32ct. Perfect for individual stand-up blocks or little individual cushions... you can even arrange these into a long row or tall skinny piece! DMC, choose your favorites or stitch them all!
    • 10 Rainbow Bookmarks - Don't stitch these to hide in a book... forget the bookmark idea and make these into larger pieces - make pillows, or basket bandings, or little cushions... anything! Do 20ct over 2 with metallics... do 28ct over one. What I like about it is the fact that you get 10 super-colorful repeating patterns to stitch over and over again to make anything! DMC.

    Chala Handbags - click for more Chala Handbags - click for more Chala Handbags - click for more
    We now carry Chala Handbags!
    'Vegan' Leather... part of the company's profits are donated to animal rescue facilities across the nation. Their leathers are 'vegan' (a fancy way to describe 'faux leather') because their whole philosophy is to be kind to and appreciate animals!

    Anyway... we have quite a fun selection of their totes, cross body cell phone cases and mini-purses, darling key fobs and coin purses. You can see a little of the variety from my pics... if you're near the shop, drop in. If you aren't but are familiar with this charming line, give us a call - we can choose something for the perfect gift!
    Yes, there's even MORE!     
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