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Ode to the Ort #2 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more 2019 Square Dance Series from Heart in Hand - click for more Rejoice XS3163 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Like a Butterfly Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Woof Block Party from Hands On Design - click to see more Floral Cup Pin Cushion Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more La Vita e' Bella from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view A Study in Blue from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Enjoy our Market Preview Page!

The Cross-Stitch Industry's major wholesale trade show is happening this coming March 1st and 2nd. *Everybody Who Is Anybody* attends to either exhibit and sell new product or to shop and buy it all!!! The Designers release new things... Shopowners take it upon ourselves to buy everything in sight for our customers!

Click here to go to a page of some of our previews. There are tons of new things coming... these are some of my personal favorites... and some of the things I know we'll be bringing home with us! Pre-orders are encouraged... but don't worry if you don't... I'll bring home enough! Of course not everything new will be highlighted here... just 'gotta watch' for the next several weeks!

Holiday Hoopla #1 Easter from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Ten Cute & New Designs From Brenda Gervais!
Presenting Holiday Hoopla - A New Series of Smalls
from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda is celebrating the seasons with some cute 3-inch designs... Easter will be the first... and it releases March 3rd. She says all are fun and quick to stitch. She is showing them mounted in little 3-inch wooden embroidery hoops... but if you're hot a *hooper* little cushions or something like that will work well too. (40ct needed for the 3-inch hoop finishing option.)

The second chart in the series will release in late April or early May and celebrate The 4th of July.

Ode to the Ort #2 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more White emery Ode to the Ort #2
from With Thy Needle & Thread
This is With Thy Needle's second limited market kit (remember the Ort #1 Red Berry Basket from 2 years ago?) Stitch this tiny bluebird over one thread on 28ct Mushroom Lugana... he's only 52 x 52 stitches - so he finishes LESS THAN 2 INCHES in size! The kit includes a tin box (we think you have to paint it... and that she gives instructions for that...). A tiny hand-sewn strawberry emery dangles from the box lid - Brenda says it perfectly accents her bitty berry design!

A show exclusive kit... we already have our order in... so cross your fingers for availability! Kit includes cross stitch chart, tin box with lid, strawberry emery pattern (we sell real emery to stuff this with!), detailed finishing instructions, and all of it is packaged in a cute little box! Please do not wait to order these...We don't know how long they will last!

Jack Frost's Tree Farm from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Jack Frost's Tree Farm from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more
Jack Frost's Tree Farm
from Little House Needleworks
Part one of Diane's delightful new series is HERE! Stitched on 30ct Portobello Linen with her Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, you can see ALL the upcoming parts and determine how you want to stitch this!

We have an auto-ship available... our *Part Ones* are going out in the morning. Floss and fabric options as well!

Songbird's Garden #8 Have Courage from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
Cottage Garden Songbirds Series #8: Have Courage
from Cottage Garden Samplings
We are in the middle of a 12-part songbird series of charts by Cottage Garden Samplings. Beautiful birds, pretty flowers to go with each, our auto-ship continues on these.

You can get any or all of them released so far... you decide! Charts, choose any fabric you like best for them.

F is for Friend from Heartstring Samplery - click for more F is for Friend
from Heartstring Samplery
This is the 9th alphabet letter Heartstring Samplery has done. (Yes, she knows there are 17 more to go, but she is NOT releasing on any schedule.) Beth did the original design of this for our A Little Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle last year... and is now releasing a different version of it.

Joining A is for Acorn, B is for Beekeeper, C is for Coffee, M is for Mermaid, O is for Old Glory, and P is for Pomegranate... the numbers don't add up, and I think either this isn't #9... or we forgot some! Either way, chart... charming design... get it and make it for a friend!

See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Red -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Blue -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Green -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Purple -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Orange -  click for more
*See Your Stuff* - Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches
WOW, these are awesome-turbo-super-nice heavy-duty plastic zippered pouches! Made from that heavy clear plastic you find on purses and backpacks, each is trimmed with VERY heavy-duty bright and cheerful polyester 'canvas' fabric.
Our sets of three matching pieces measure 16 x 16, 12 x 13, and 6 x 8. Each pouch is constructed the same way, except that the largest one features a top carrying strap. We have 6 different colorways to make your life more complicated, but we're happy anyway, because you will LOVE whatever color you choose!

SEE YOUR STUFF in these... each top zipper is heavy-duty black... the sizes are nice and roomy, and because of the way they are sewn, they expand quite a way out. Very Nice for a lot of different uses!6 Different colors: I looked through our thread drawers to find close matches: Red matches DMC 321, Blue - 798, Green - (nothing! It's that awesome neon, but close to 906 and 907), Purple - 550, Yellow - 973 and Orange - 608.

Sunnyside Sampler from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Sunnyside Sampler from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia Zittel has three new designs - this one is my fav of the three. (Click the pic to see the others on her DT page). Always looking on the Sunny Side of the Street... this is a CHARMING neighborhood of houses, flats, apartments, condos, duplexes, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cottages and townhouses! I just love them all!!!

Presented as a chart, this is stitched on 32ct natural linen and finishes 4 x 20! Charted for Silks... we have those available with the charts for a limited time. Lots of conversion charts out there on the internet, you'll be able to convert to cottons if you need to. You know this is stuffed full of Cynthia's cool and unique specialty stitches... just makes it more fun to stitch!

Carrots and Cottontails Farm from Hands On Design - Featuring Hippity Hop!
Carrots and Cottontails Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more Carrots and Cottontails Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more Little Hippity Hop is only a bonus design in the first chart of Hands On Design's latest and upcoming Chalk series! I think it's the cutest little pin cushion, and I am featuring it here, because I don't want it to get lost in the shuffle of new stuff!!!!! Cathy's new chalk-art series will be full-sized charts celebrating holidays on the farm. Along with the main scene and 'sign' this year, we get pincushions as well.

Choose a gun metal gray fabric of your choice (There are many options from easy-on-the-eyes - 14ct hand-dyed to 36ct dark!!! You choose and do not be bullied by those who think their vision or their lamp is better than yours!) I am excited by that small bonus design - because I know I can get that done!!! (Felt leaves and orange buttons are on-your-own... but we have Weeks Schnigglets of wools and JABCO Sprinkles buttons that are perfect for that!) Series begins February 15. Auto-Ship will ship charts each time they release. Call us to discuss your fabric options!

Penelope's Posies from Lindy Stitches - click for more Penelope's Posies from Lindy Stitches
This is a cute little pin cushion kit - A Market Exclusive - (meaning that it can only come home with shops that attended the trade show and bought these kits.) by Lindy Stitches. I LOVE the company name - I have to meet this woman - we share a common bond! A new designer, she's being mentored by several in the industry... I think this is darling!

Her Penelope's Posies kit features her chart, Lugana fabric, hand-dyed silk ribbon trim by Lady Dot Creates, a crown charm, cotton backing fabric and those 5 colorful little flower pins you see poking from the top! Super cute... the little kits are limited.

Penelope's Posies from Lindy Stitches - click for more Bunny Lace Trio from Lindy Stitches
Probably a chart of these three designs that feature a way to highlight all your crazy overdyed threads.

Vintage County Mocha linen... get some trim and them dig through all your beloved random threads!

Winter at Sugar Hill from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Winter at Sugar Hill
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches is releasing their annual Christmas or Winter City Scene - this year, it is a Winter Wonderland of snow, maple trees, and bubbling pots of maple syrup! Pam and Susan love doing these scenes... they are enchanting!

Winter at Sugar Hill finishes approx 19 x 12 on 32ct Picture This Plus Mirage hand-dyed linen. Stitched with hand-dyed flosses and garnished with bits of metallic, glass beads and some clay buttons... like all of its companions, this is full of 'busy-ness and winter fun!' Striking colors, cute design details, this joins quite a set of charming Christmas scenes! All the rest are on our Praiseworthy Stitches page... see which ones are your favorites!

The Festival of Broken Needles! -- click to see more

February 8th... The Festival of Broken Needles!
Here's a little bit of history and culture for the day, that I knew you'd enjoy! February 8 is a Japanese Festival that gives thanks and offers respect for the tools of the sewing, tailoring and embroidery trades.

Some great reading today!!! (Mary has made a PDF that you can print... just click the image at right.)

Stitch Frame Wraps from Stitchy Shelly - click to see more Stitch Frame Wraps from Stitchy Shelly
These are new! One of our friends, Shelly from TX is sewing pretty quilted covers for your WIPs (works-in-progress) that are already mounted on your scroll frame! You pull your needlework in and out of your stitching bag all the time... but it's never really protected from damage. Ms Shelly has the answer! Pretty wraps... each is hand-sewn with quilted fabrics... assorted batiks and cute prints... they feature ties and are large enough to wrap around the bars of your scroll frame to COVER and PROTECT your stitching!

Two sizes available - the small one is 13 inches wide, the large is 20. If your frame is smaller than 13 inches - fold over the edges, if you are working on something larger than 20 inches - at least this will cover most of your stitching area. Due to arrive the first week of March... Shelly is showing at the upcoming Market for the first time. We're so excited for her, and wanted to share her awesome products with you. So... Presenting Shelly and her awesome Wraps! Reservations now for March delivery!

Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly - click to see more Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly, Too!
More function from Shelly, these are 9-inch-ish square mats to hold threaded needles and beads. Sewn of pretty fabrics (you can't see that side, sorry!) Shelly has lined each with flannel. When not in use, fold this over to close - like a checkbook. You can see her labels in there - thread numbers on them - with the threaded needles. The flannel keeps the threads from falling out of the needles and tangling... and you get all your threaded needles sorted there... all ready for the next stitch!

Great for beads as well... spill a few on here... they'll stay put while you're using them in your project. Such a simple idea that makes stitching life so much easier!!! We are expecting our Stitchy Shelly Stuff right at Market time in a couple of weeks... she's let me introduce her things early, and we're thrilled!
It's A Party!... Our Febuary, 2019 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more

It's A Party!... Our Febuary, 2019 Secret Needle Night Kit
Our February's Secret Needle Night design is here! The Silver Needle opened March 1st, 1984... so it's our 35th Birthday!!!! I thought I'd do a party hat that would be fun to display each time someone in the family has a birthday or there is a special event!

Worked on 18ct white linen, we used just Pearl cottons and Fyre Werks metallic ribbon, with some frizzy Arctic Rays tossed in for glitz. The smattering of confetti beads are Mill Hill Magnificas, Pebble and Bugle. Complete kit contains the chart, fabric, threads and beads.
#9 - Last Ripe Berries from Blackbird - click for more
The Last Ripe Berries
from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird has finished their Loose Feathers Series *For The Birds.* Started 2 years ago, this is pattern #9 in the small-leaflet collection that featured birds in the colors of taupe, denim, dusty golds and soft greens.

Right now, all the charts are available... so make sure you have the ones you need... before they fly away!

Blooms and Blossoms by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Blooms and Blossoms by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
Oh... these are bright and pretty!!! Mill Hill has commissioned 4 new designs by Debbie Mumm that have been converted to Cross Stitch with a smattering of seed beads.

Presented in their kit formats, each is stitched on 28ct linen, and finish approx 7 inches square. Bright, fresh colors... each kit comes with that fun fabric, all the threads and beads and needles. I like them all...not sure which is my favorite... frame them as shown on the kit covers, or maybe make block stand-ups???

Scary Apothecary from Hands On Design - click to see more Scary Apothecary from Hands On Design
Cathy Haberman is announcing a new set of 9 Halloween ornament designs that are vintage in color and feature fun Halloween-inspired humor. Presented in 6 x 9 card charts, the first 3 charts release in early March 2019.... last six will all be released by June pf 2019. Each piece finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5 on 32ct linen, and the entire set is stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses and 10 different #4 metallic Braids by Kreinik. The first three are: Bat Balm (*zing for your wing!*), Bitter Brew (for a fowl scowl!) and Broom Stick Fuel (gives your broom some zoom!)

Cathy recommends a 1/2 yard of linen for the set... but if you're careful, we think you can get by with a 1/4 yard piece... you decide. CC flosses are: Bean Sprout (2), Boysenberry Jam (1), Finley Gold (1), Frog Legs (2), Pumpkin Harvest (3), River Rocks (3), Shamrock (2), Sugared Violets (1), Ye Old Gold (1), Zack Black (4). Our Auto-ship gives you the options for charts, fabric, metallics and flosses... again... you decide which way you want to go. (Trust me, you don't have the Kreinik #4s!) Promises to be a super-cute set of designs with some fresh, fun sentiments!

Sledding All The Way Globe from Bent Creek - click for more
Sledding All The Way Globe
from Bent Creek
Bent Creek's Annual Snow Globe design is here! Just the cutest this year, it's a pair of snowmen barreling down the hill... the one in the front is the daredevil, while the one in the back is covering his eyes! Just a 50 x 50 stitch count, this finishes about 6 x 6 on 18ct linen - because you are using #5 Pearl Cotton and working over two threads.

The complete kit comes with the chart, fabric, threads and a smattering of glass beads and buttons for the little flakes. This is globe #18!!! There is an Eskimo and penguin couple ice fishing... a gingerbread house... they're all pictured on the Bent Creek Kits Page.
Game of Swannes from Long Dog Samplers - click for more

Game of Swannes
from Long Dog Samplers
Long Dog Samplers has a new design, this one measures 187 x 251 - so approx 10 x 14 on 18/36ct. Stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC, the colors are really pretty - Antique Rose, Caramel Corn, Endive, Briar Rose, Nutmeg, Gold Leaf... there are 12 in all. Jools has some bits of *Swan History and Trivia* on the chart... I didn't know that swans are the property of the Monarch and can not be privately owned without permission.

There are annual 'swan-uppings'... and the collective name for a gathering of swans is a 'game.' (Like a flock of birds, gaggle of geese, pack of wolves... (Who knew!) Anyway, busy and full of charm like some of her other design we carry... can you see that the rabbits are wearing crowns in here?

Cats and Hearts April from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more

Cats and Hearts
from Kitty & Me Designs
Oh, this is a cool set of 6 designs (so far) that feature black cat silhouettes against colorful floral graphics. Pictured is just one... click through to see all that we have. Each *month* is presented in its own full-color leaflet - coded for DMC floss, each heart finishes approx 7 x 5-1/2 on 14/28ct. Just beautiful, if you are really good, you can switch around the cats on the various hearts!

January features icy blue 'flakes.' February has rose hearts. March sports green shamrocks with pops of purple. April has tulips of course, May has the violets, and June is full of strawberries. (I know the rest of the year is coming... I just don't have the details.) Besides switching those cats around... you COULD toss special stitches into these... these beg for that! A fun little set so far... ENJOY!

Chocolate Bunny from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more

Chocolate Bunny
from Kitty & Me Designs
Isn't this little guy cute? By Kitty And Me Designs, this is worked with 16 shades of DMC floss and finishes approx 6-1/2 x 7 on 14 or 28ct. Not very big at all.

Presented as a leaflet with color digital image on the cover. (The only thing I'm not crazy about are all the fussy symbols... just a different set of software symbols I guess!) Classic!

Four Seasons from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Four Seasons
from Little House Needleworks
New from Little House Needleworks is this sweet 4-seasons piece... stitch it all together, or split the houses and just make tiny small cushions. You could do the houses and just the bottom seasonal band in one cushion. Then make 4 more of just the tiny pumpkins, evergreens, birds and flowers... then make another with the words, and 2 more with just the flower pits.

You'll have dissected the whole piece and made a basket of 11 small cushions to nestle together! (or stitch it just like it is and ENJOY!) Approx 8 x 4-1/2 on 30ct. Coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks flosses.

Snowy 9 Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Snowy 9 Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art
This is the beginning of a small 9-square design with little snowmen. Each of the 9 parts measures only 45 x 45 stitches - with the red zig-zag border. Without, they are 40 x 40, and stitched on the Polka Dot 32ct Natural Petit Point linen, will be only 2-1/2 inches in size!

Just 7 shades of regular DMC floss, you can just enjoy some easy, quick stitching, or jazz these up a little with beads, buttons, furry or metallic threads... all sort of stuff! The entire piece with border will measure 139 x 139 - so about 8-1/2 inches. Part one is here, the rest will follow in the next few months.

Dog's Declaration from Ink Circles - click to see more
Dog's Declaration
from Ink Circles
By Ink Circles... at first, this looks like a nice reverent piece about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... but WAIT... it's the pursuit of SQUIRRELS! Every dog's goal in life is to get those little monsters that taunt! They chirp and twitch their tails while that eye is looking right at you... they do it on purpose!

So here is a lovely piece that measures 243 x 315 - finishing approx 13-1/2 x 17-1/2 on 36ct! (Pretty big, but you'll have time to stitch it, because your dog will be outside chasing squirrels the whole time!)

Tracy has coded this for Valdani hand-dyed floss or DMC, and it is presented as a chart.

Words to Live By from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Words to Live By
from The Tiny Modernist
This is the first of 13 patterns that can all be stitched by themselves... or grouped around this main central design. Releasing in 13 separate charts, the center is here now - January of 2019, and the rest will follow monthly in 2019. (Join our Auto-ship, or forget that option and get just the parts you like as they release!)

Words to Live By from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Stitched on black (your choice of fabric and count), the center measures about 8 x 8 (on 14/28), while each outer design measures in at approx 4 x 4. Cheryl has the freebie connecting border chart available on her website, so that'll give you the layout guide for all of this. Bright, cheerful DMC shades... everything pops against that black... just hopefully not your eyes! Her charts are beautifully and clearly presented in full color on super-heavy, glossy card stock.

Fantasy Biscornus February 2019 Mermaid from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus January 2019 Dragon from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus of the Month - Beginning January of 2019
from The Tiny Modernist
This is a set of unique subjects (!) all stitched into approx 4-inch squares. Stitched on both sides... you really end up with 24 designs in this series. Stitch them flat and frame them, or make small pin cushions, or do the offset Biscornu finishing treatment for the tufted versions.

January's design is the dragon. February is a mermaid. Other months will include a gnome, genie, unicorn... you get the idea. More cute and colorful stuff by Tiny Modernist! Join our auto-ship, or forget that and just choose the ones you like as they release later this year.
Easter Bunny House from Tiny Modernist - click to see more

Easter Bunny House
from The Tiny Modernist
Another of Cheryl's fun Holiday Cut-Away Houses, this joins her Santa and Haunted Houses.

This one is only a 4-part set... that whole house outline, garden and painting scene is part one which releases in February. The rooms will follow in March, April and May.

Sewing Room Motifs from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Sewing Room Motifs
from The Tiny Modernist
By Tiny Modernist, this leaflet features a trio of cute designs all featuring buttons, bobbins, scissors and threads. The largest measures 8-1/2 x 11 on 14 or 28ct. Stitched with 26 shades of regular DMC floss, all the fun things in there just make your creative fingers twitch to get at them!!!

Cheryl has a smaller pin cushion design in here, as well as a tiny fob or tape measure cover - all of them make a really cute set of pieces. The main design is shown mounted atop a purchased sewing basket. Presented as a leaflet with super-colorful and clear colored symbols on the chart.

Shabby Winter Calendar from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more    Vive le Printemps from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more    Be You Just You from Jardin Prive - click for more
Three Cute Patterns from our Italian and French Designers!
  • Cuore e Batticuore - Shabby Winter Calendar
    14 x 22 on 32ct! A delightful winter-y collection of 3 x 3-ish inch motifs, everything is stitched on frosty blues and soft browns. Think about adding some opalescent thread... and make small pin cushions for a basket instead of the whole sampler. Coded for DMC, presented as a chart.
  • Tra-La-La - Vive le Printemps Bits of Spring? Lots of rabbits and sheep in this one, there are 9 'sections' to this that would all make cute little cushions - another option instead of stitching the entire 9-1/2 x 12 inch piece. Pull out your stash of hand-dyed floss and choose your colors as this is charted for hand-dyeds sold in Italy.
  • Jardin Prive - Be You Just You
    This is a 6 x 6 piece stitched with regular shades of DMC floss. I think it'd be cute in a little girl's bedroom... change the hair and house colors... and stitch her name so it meanders through the flowers. This is presented as a chart.

Stitch An Inch Garden Ruby 'N Rose from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Stitch An Inch Garden from By the Bay Needleart - Ruby 'N Rose
This is the first chart in a series of 6 by Donna Bayliss. You get 4 flowers - 30 x 30 stitches each - in shades of DMC red. The other 5 charts will feature yellow, pink, orange, purple and blue - different flowers - in those colorways.

With your four flowers in this chart, you'll get FIVE different border arrangements, so you can mix and match ALL the flowers from your 'garden' of 6 charts. You can stitch this like directed OR make a million other decisions - following the options! Fabric is also YOUR choice!

Chart #1 - Ruby 'N Rose - released this week (January). The other 5 charts will follow each month in 2019 till June... when we finish. You can totally just get one chart, with one set of 4 flowers, or collect all six, and get a whole garden!

Wildflower Woodland Quaker and Swans and Shears Quaker from Tempting Tangles
Swans and Shears Quaker from Tempting Tangles - click to see more Wildflower Woodland Quaker from Tempting Tangles - click to see more
This is a pair of designs - not really companions - but a lot alike. Finishing approx 9-1/2 inches square, each is coded for regular DMC floss to be stitched on 35ct Natural Linen. You can get crazy with other threads and fancy stitches if you want to, but the original colors are deep blues, greens, browns and terra cotta.

Tons of pretty motifs - Woodland has a few animals scattered throughout... and can you find the swans and SCISSORS in the other one??? Simple charts for lots of fun stitching hours... if you don't have time to stitch the entire pieces, just choose a few of your favorite motifs and make some pin cushions and fobs out of them!

Faery Square from Carolyn Manning - click for more Faery Square
from Carolyn Manning
This is the CUTEST little village of funny little fairy houses! Each of the 8 sides are different, each has funky, strange, quirky and fascinating little abodes... don't you kind of wonder who lives in them?

Finishing just 10 x 10 on 18 Aida or 36ct linen, this is worked with 28 shades of DMC floss, and I think it would come even more alive with some beads and metallic accents added here and there! Then... which side is going to be your top? I like the pumpkin house between the yellow spotted and purple checker-boarded roofs! Presented as a chart.

Happy Christmas - Reprint of book #190 from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Happy Christmas - Reprint of book #190
from The Prairie Schooler
Here's a chart - originally published in 2013 - that features a sleepy little village on Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas - Santa's greeting trailing behind his sleigh - choose a black or dark gunmetal gray fabric to accent the evening.

I like the fact that all the windows are dark... everyone is fast asleep... and the smoke is gently curling up from all the chimneys... very cozy. Anyway, stitch the ornaments or just the top row of the piece... whatever you have time for!

Frosty Chillingsworth Mouse from Just Nan - click for more Presenting Frosty Chillingsworth Mouse... and his little Frosty Snow Cube from Just Nan
Nan's newest Winter Mouse is due in the shop January 24th!
Frosty Chillingsworth Mouse -- the dapper fellow he is -- will lift your spirits this winter! Stitched on 32ct White Belfast linen with DMC flosses and a hint of opalescent metallic, he has a half-carrot nose and wears a black top hat and sporty red and black plaid scarf. His winter sweater features beaded snowflakes and a fir tree with tiny cardinals stitched over one on the back. (We're talking a very teeny-weeny sweater here, so don't stress about those over-one stitches -- there aren't many of them!) White tipped pins serve as his stick arms with mittens, and his hat has caught a snowflake. Included are 2 colors of beads, silver tail, Nan's signature mouse-button-base, snowflake sequin and pin arms. (Nan says you can change the color of those mittens with a marker!) Cute as can be... he finishes a mere 1-1/2-ish of an inch! Presented as a chart with embellishments.

Frosty Snow Cube from Just Nan - click for more Frosty Snow Cube -- The perch for Mr Chillingsworth Mouse! Each side of this 2-inch stitched cube features a large beaded snowflake surrounded by tiny fir trees topped with red birds. More fir trees and flakes cover the top, too. The cube is wrapped with a cozy red and black scarf -- to match Mr Frosty C, and snowflake sequins garnish the corners. The third Winter cube -- this joins Pink Ice and Pansy Ice Cubes. Stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast, and the same metallic as Frosty C (you used it in Juliet the Bride Mouse as well), the chart comes with silver crystal beads, flake sequins and lots of Nan's great instructions. Perch a mouse on top of your cube, or find a little brush tree at a craft shop -- (Nan doesn't own a tree lot, so could not include a tree with your chart!)

Frosty Chillingsworth Chart and Fabric is included in our Just Nan Ornament Auto-Ship if you are on that program. (The auto-ship comes with the linen cut.) The Frosty Snow Cube is not included on the auto-ship -- so please let us know if you want that added to your shipment.

Grown With Love from Hands On Design - click to see more Grown With Love from Hands On Design
Here is the 6th and finishing installment in Hand On Design's series of Flap Jack and Short Stack Pin Cushions! A real cute set of round drum-shaped cushions with matching rectangles... we've followed 6 seasons, without them screaming they belong to a particular holiday.

Very pretty Lady Dot Creates hand-dyed velveteen and chenille trims have been featured along with special hand-made clay pins by Just Another Button Company. Clear and crisp designs with great colors... all six are available as charts with the velvet, chenille and favored pins!

Fragments in Time 2019 #2 Workshop from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2019 #1 Orchard from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Presenting the Summer House Stitche Workes 2019 Fragments in Time Collection
The 2019 set of smalls is beginning to appear... this year inspired by Shaker ideals of simplicity, industry, harmony and economy. Beth's set of 8 small card charts releases mid-January and a pair of them will follow every other month to finish this July. Stitch each individually for pin cushions or join them all together - she has a freebie border chart available here.

Stitched on 32ct, the whole set needs 2 skeins each of Mulberry, Cornhusk, Heirloom Gold, Carriage Black, Dublin Bay and Lemon Grass, and one package of Lady Dot's hand-dyed chenille in Thundercloud will be enough to trim all your cushions! Our Auto covers the little charts... advise us if you want linen, trim or threads! The auto begins late January 2019 and finishes in mid July 2019.

2019 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more Bird In Hand - Valentine's Day from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini: Love Blooms from Heart in Hand - click for more
New *I Love You* Designs from Heart in Hand
A trio of small designs arrived today... just in time for a Valentine Surprise to someone special!
  • 2019 Collector's Heart - With my whole heart for my whole life is the verse on this 3 x 4-ish bitty declaration of love! Stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Wren hand-dyed linen, the chart comes with that fabric cut along with a piece of Lady Dot's hand-dyed 'Barn Door' baby rik-rak trim and a bitty wooden heart button that comes from Italy. You'll need to supply the bits of DMC or hand-dyed flosses from your stash.
  • Bird In Hand - Valentine's Day is another in the cute series of holiday birds and alphabets. (The 6th or 7th I think.) Presented as a small card chart with bitty brass heart embellishment, the two lovebirds are cute, but there is even a little Cupid with a bow and arrow on there - it's only 8 stitches high!!! The whole thing finishes approx 4 x 4, Cecelia has it assembled into a pillow with a pocket for a Valentine note!
  • Merry Making Mini: Love Blooms - Too bitty and Cute! Just 2 x 2, choose a soft pink colored fabric for this. Presented as a small card chart with the three pink micro-buttons that make up the flowers, this is worked with your bits of hand-dyed or DMC floss, and trimmed with Lady Dot's Snow Chenille. Nothing too involved... just *THE MESSAGE!* :)

Mill Hill 2019 Spring Button & Bead Kits - click for more
Presenting the The 2019 Spring Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill
It's after January 1st... Spring is on the way!!!!!! (At least that's the Mill Hill business plan!) Our annual set of 5 x 5 beaded scenes are here! Complete kits, we always stitch them on fabric instead and make little hanging pillows, but they are also very nice on the provided perf paper.. Drive In is part of the Main Street Everyday Village series of businesses... I think there are about 15 in this collection so far.

Valentine Heart is something new for February! Hibiscus goes with the Hydrangea and Geranium we already have, and Flamingos goes with the 6 seashells and crab we already have. Complete kits offer chart, perf paper, needles, floss, beads and button embellishments. Frames are offered separately, as well as our 9 x 9 28ct fabric cuts.

The 2019 Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
The 2019 Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill
Here are the annual bitty ornament designs... always 3 x 3-ish in size, always on 14ct perforated paper, always fun and different little designs... I think the little hedgehog is just the BEST! Not far behind would be that darling crab on the beach ball!!!

You can stitch these to be Christmas ornaments if you want, but most either attach a magnet to the back of them and display on the fridge or file cabinet or where-ever, OR hang them from some wooded branches... like a little tree. They can make a stunning presentation on a grapevine wreath too! Complete kits contain the charts, paper, flosses, beads, tiny glass Mill Hill Treasure embellishment, stick-on magnet and needle.

March Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas April Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas May Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas
Kindness Speaks * Live Peaceably * Love Gains from Jeannette Douglas
Jeannette Douglas's newest three mini-samplers are here... petite 3 x 5-1/2 samplers, they are all stitched with hand-dyed flosses (a special one comes with each chart), and feature a few special stitches. ('cause Jeannette loves cool threads and neat stitches!) Stitch them individually... choose any of the 12 in the set you want. OR... join them all together in her main sampler piece -- which she entitled Letters From Mom.

Each tiny sampler gives a bit of good advice for life - that doesn't necessarily have to come from Mom - so if you want to join them but change the central words - do it! Very pretty little pieces, they would even make cute pin cushions or smalls with the advice lettering on the back and the cute picture on the front! 9 Released so far in the set... we are still waiting on June, July and August. There is an auto-ship for this set... you'll get the current 9 and remaining 3 in (March?) I believe.

Heart In Hand designs from The Silver Needle Bent Creek logo

Our Summer 2019 Stitching Event is happening
July 17, 18, 19 and 20th, 2019!

This year we are excited to welcome Heart in Hand and Bent Creek!

We're always **the weekend after the weekend after** the 4th of July, but since the 4th falls on a Thursday next year, and the whole United States of America loves to celebrate... half the country will be off that Friday the 5th, making THAT the 4th of July Weekend!

So... make notes on your calendar... Mona's finishing classes begin that Wednesday the 17th, and our H IN H & Bent Creek festivities begin Thursday and continue through Saturday the 20th. Click here to read a more detailed pdf covering everything about the event.


Animal Frolics December from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Animal Frolics November from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Presenting a Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
A Year of Animal fun & Frolic - Complete! from Tiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist has been releasing a cute set of baby animals for every month... and we have finally finished the set of 12 small card charts. Each small pattern measures about 4 x 4-1/2 on 14/28ct, and can be stitched individually (if you just like a few particular animals) or as the entire year.

Skip the borders, skip the month's name... do whatever floats your boat! DMC flosses, every one of these has been colorful and cute and has featured UNIQUE animals. Giraffes, squirrels, foxes, a crab, flamingo, porcupine, and raccoon... it has been a cheerful set.

Stitch Dots - patterns from With Thy Needle & Thread - click to see more
A Fresh Shipment of Stitch Dots!
We chose some of our favorite Stitch Dots featuring the artwork of With thy Needle's Brenda Gervais for our most recent shipment. Cute little super-duper-strong rare earth magnets make these dots very functional.

Strong enough to hold a pair of scissors nearby or keep track of multiple needles, they work as good old-fashioned refrigerator magnets as well as needlework aids. We carry lots of varied Dot designs... we usually just 'assort' them if you order the '3-For $30 Special.

Smart Travel Lamp from Daylight - click to see more Smart Travel Lamp
from Daylight Company
This is a petite light that folds very nicely for compact travel. Weighing about a pound, it stands approx 10 inches high and the extended light arm measures approx 8 inches. It is daylight balanced LED light and features a continuous dimmer. Rechargeable up to 10 hours of light, it also has an internal re-chargeable battery AND is USB compatible!

This baby has it all!!! No magnifier... it is just a really nice, daylight-balanced, portable battery-powered GOOD light. Remember, it'll go for up to 10 hours, so a great classroom option. (At home, you can leave it plugged into the supplied USB adapter, and use it for as long as you want.)
The ON/OFF switch is a tiny little 'clover dot' button. It is a TOUCH button -- no need to press it hard. To dim the light, simply hold your finger on that touch button... ever so gently... and you'll see your light level change!

MAGnificent Floor and Table LED Magnifying Lamp from Daylight - click to see more
MAGnificent Floor and Table LED Magnifying Lamp
from Daylight Company
This is a pretty nice lamp! It is designed to work as either a floor lamp (with two different height options), or a table style. It can go from 20 inches high to 50. The daylight-balanced LED lights provide accurate color matching - a must for needlework.

The semi-rimless magnifier lens measures almost 6-inches in diameter! Flexible gooseneck arm can reach out to 23 inches. The only cord plugs into the base. There is no cord reaching through the stick of this! Weighs about 6 pounds, white. Very Nice!

Bygone Stitches Yes Virginia - click to see more Yes, Virginia
from ByGone Stitches
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus... Thank God! He lives and he lives forever, a thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

The famous quote by Francis Pharcellus Church of the New York City Sun Editorial, September 21st, 1897... brings us warm, fuzzy feelings!

Published by friends of ByGone Stitches' Gail... left behind in her stash... the ladies at Stitching Pretty have given Gail's creativity a new life. Stitched on red linen with white thread, the lettering is worked in gold metallic. Stitch count is 160 x 180; isn't he gorgeous?

Gingerbread Mice from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Gingerbread Mice
from The Victoria Sampler
This is a triplet of tiny stitched and stuffed little mice! (They remind me of Twinkies!!!) Stitched on 28ct hand-dyed Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen, each mouse finishes to approx 1-1/2 x 3 inches in size.

Worked in silks with a few specialty stitches, they are garnished with micro-button eyes and two-tone felt ears. The leaflet includes a page of assembly steps with pictures which will be VERY helpful with the finishing. Stitching is actually pretty minimal... they are darling! Offered as the leaflet with accessory pack of threads, felts and buttons.

Needle travel Guide to Shops - 2019 Edition - click to see more
Needle travel Guide to Shops - 2019 Edition
The newest travel Guide for shops across the country is here. It is a 6 x 9 format, 596 pages full of maps, shop listings, hours, product selection summaries, phone numbers and website info.

Perfect for a road trip because over 5000 shops are listed and referenced by highways and cities.

An awesome little directory -- you'll love it! (This weighs over a pound, so will definitely ship via Priority Mail.)

DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards - click to see more DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards
Sold Out from Distributor... New special order expected for February delivery
Wow, we have these again! UPDATED to include the 35 new colors from last Fall... this is a comprehensive listing of DMC threads, the color numbers, and the listing of what color is manufactured in what weights of thread. (floss vs pearls 3, 5, 8 and 12.) It features pretty blocks of actual flosses all lined up in color family, so you can see how all the colors blend with each other. The varigated and metallics are also in here.

Use this to reference colors, help choose colors for your projects, match label-less threads... all sorts of stuff! For years DMC wasn't manufacturing these cards - too labor-intensive I guess. All we were getting were printed cards - not the same as the REAL threads in there - so these are wonderful, and we're happy!

il Sarto di Glouchester from Madame Chantilly il Sarto di Glouchester
from Madame Chantilly
I think this must be a little seamstress from Glouchester!!! That cute little mousie in the teacup is ready for business! Surrounded by spools, buttons and a threaded needle, the colors are pastel, but easily changed if you want them a little bolder.

89 x 67 Stitch count, it'd make a 4 x 5 pin cushion on 18/36ct. How cute is that... then, leave off the stitched buttons and use real ones instead!
You Crafty Bitch Pouch and Crazy Socks - click for more You Crafty Bitch Pouch and Crazy Socks!
OK... this might upset of few of you (we don't mean to do that at all!), but the rest of you might LOVE these and actually have a friend or two that 'fits the bill!' By Blue-Q, 1% of the sales of these items supports the humanitarian work of Doctors Without Borders, and environmental initiatives around the globe.
  • 14 x 10 Top-zippered pouch - This is made of that super-sturdy recycled material that never wears out! It features this totally delightful design on both sides. Fits a cross stitch leaflet, fabric and project threads beautifully!
  • Women's Crew Socks - Fitting sizes 5 to 10 shoes, these little guys will bring a smile to any crafty lady's face! (and feet!) Nylon, cotton, spandex they feature the same cute artwork as on our Crafty Bitch pouches!!!

Festive Little Fobs - Coffee Edition from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Festive Little Fobs Twelve: Coffee Edition
from Heartstring Samplery
This is the final set of itty-bitty scissor fob and ornaments designs in this series by Heartstring Samplery. Absolutely charming in subject and size, Coffee follows Garden, Harvest, Christmas, Winter, Stitching, Springtime, Valentines, Beekeeping, Americana, Seaside and Woodland. Each chart has 9 or 10 small designs in it... so if you've been a good stitcher, your bowl of smalls is OVERFLOWING with about 100 of these!

Each set could be stitched on something different - and they all used bits of hand-dyed flosses and such an awesome variety of Lady Dot Trims. So Super Fun, we had a trunk show of them in the shop and delighted in how teeny they were! Our Auto-Ship is finished for the chart set... but you can still see them all gathered together on our Heartstring Samplery Page... collect your 'faves' or all of them!

Rejoice, Rejoice from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Merry Notes from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Have Ewe Any Wool? from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
6 New Designs for Christmas from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri are sending packages our way... full of Christmas Presents!!!
  • Rejoice, Rejoice - A sweet pin cushion design full of sugarplum lavenders and pretty pinks, and shepherdess angel tends her flock of tiny sheep... all nestled on a hill overlooking the tiny village of Bethlehem. Very pretty, it matches so many of their annual stocking motifs! Finishes approx 4 x 4, complete kit contains 32ct linen, hand-dyed flosses and a teeny star button; Just Another Button Company has a special Pin set to garnish this - a candle, star and roundel, all in coordinating colors - available separately.
  • Merry Notes - This 5 x 6 series continues with Santa in his sleigh flying over a tiny sleeping village... only the little snowman below knows he's there! Look at it... you might even split the design, and make two smaller ornaments out of it... the village as one, and the Santa, holly and words as another! Presented as a chart with 12+ buttons in the official button packet. (We are offering the chart with buttons, to make your life easier!)
  • Have Ewe Any Wool? Another darling pin cushion-sized design, this one comes as a kit of 18ct natural linen, hand-dyed threads and a precious matching-and-very-hand-made clay stocking cap button. All restful grays, white and cranberry reds, this finishes approx 3 x 4. Teri's hand-dyed silk ribbon for the edge treatment is featured in the kit. Your other option is to go the chart with button-only offering, which will be available for a limited time.
Oh Tannenbaum from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Jolly Santa Gift Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Joy To You Gift Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
  • Oh Tannenbaum - Tina and Teri's annual ornament is here. Finishing 3 x 3 on 32ct Mocha linen, with a smattering of hand-dyed flosses from your stash, there are some buttons that come with this - featured in the holly border - and I speculate that the chenille outside trim (available separately) is Lady Dot's Mossy color. Small Leaflet with buttons.
  • Jolly Santa Tag & Joy To You Tag - OR SLEDS! More small kits that feature a 1 x 1-1/2 inch design that makes a perfect gift tag size piece... or perfect Foxwood Crossing wooden sled ornament! JOLLY looks like a Santa face... he's stitched on a bit of red 14ct perforated paper, and mounted on a bit of striped paper - both of which come in the package. If you like, you can glue the little guy to the top of a bitty sled instead. JOY is the same way... more cute paper and something cute and colorful to stitch. All of Shepherd's Bush's Gift Tags (we have several others for Christmas, Valentines and Halloween farther down the page) come with the chart, both papers, a button, and hanging ribbons or string.
    Sleds are offered separately, and remember we offer a Bakers Dozen special on those - buy 12 and get the 13th sled FREE!

Sew Happy from All Through the Night - click for more Sew Happy
from All Through the Night
All Through the Night has several new things... I chose 10 of them... simple and cute... all are offered as charts. Sew Happy finishes 8 x 10 on 30ct Weeks Putty linen... he is worked in Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

I think he'd make a cute doorknob hanging for your stitching room! If you aren't lucky enough to have a *Stitching Suite*... maybe you have a thread box that needs a stitched top?
The Double Zippy Pouch -  click for more
The Double Zippy Pouch
We are in love with this new size of plastic zipper pouch. It measures 9 x 13-1/2 and features two zippered compartments.

The main side fits a standard Cross Stitch leaflet, while the smaller compartment that measures 5 inches high fits the smaller card designs.

Separate spaces for patterns, fabrics, threads or scissors... we think it's a great development!!!!
DMC's Mouline Etoile Floss - click for a larger view Presenting DMC's Mouline Etoile Floss
This is a new thread by DMC... interesting stuff! It is a 73% cotton, 27% Polyamide 6-ply floss. It doesn't LOOK cottony - it looks wooly, and is dreamy-soft! There are little colored flecks throughout the thread that match it's color, but even though it must be the metallic - nothing is stiff or heavy in these.

This can be used where-ever regular DMC 6-strand floss would be used. The 35 colors themselves are pretty bold... not much pastel in here. We have all 35 colors together in a set. (We skipped the big flat collector's tin this time around). Just a real interesting and unusual thread option!

Brush Santas! Scrub Brush Santa from Happy Hollow - click to see more Paint Brush Santa from Happy Hollow - click to see more
We've had these little guys over the years. I'd kind of forgotten about them, till I saw them at a show this Fall. NO Cross Stitch involved... grab your glue gun and CRAFT! Complete kits (wrapped in a pretty red organza drawstring bag) of brush, hat fabrics, noses, eyes, glasses... everything you need to make these darling little Santas. Both measure about 9 inches in overall length when finished.

The 4-inch paint brush guy might need to go to someone who LOVES to paint... or who *should be* painting something... and that little scrub brush guy (might be?) fun for your cleaning lady... or a less-than-productive-in-the-cleaning-dept family member! They are just the cutest things!

Llama Lump, Goodbye Fall & Noah's Ark VI - Plum Street's Newest Releases
Noah's Ark VI from Plum Street Samplers Goodbye Fall from Plum Street Samplers Llama Lump from Plum Street Samplers Paulette is busy dishing up cute things for us to stitch...
  • Llama Lump is her latest pile of animals. I thought WHO cares about Llamas... then I took a stroll through Hobby Lobby this morning and saw a million Llama things!!! Cute, cute, cute, same size as the Hens, snorts, cows, gobbles, and sheep, these actually have a little Holiday flair to them.
  • Goodbye Fall - This companions Paulette's 4-Seasons set of Hellos. I don't think she's going to do 'exit designs' for the rest, this was just sort of a fun transition. You get a turkey in there but a big cardinal too. Finishes 9 x 5 on 36ct.
  • Noah's Christmas Ark VI - This is the final chart in this PLANNED series of 12 ornaments - all fun and different animals we don't usually think about. Paulette says she'll do more to match them, but no specifics on that now. Ravens and Deer this time, these have all been charming!

Lois' Stocking from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
Presenting Lois' Stocking - Shepherd's Bush's 26th Annual Stocking

The 26th annual Shepherd's Bush stocking will be here this week!

Lois is the same size as the rest... pretty hand-dyed Pearl Cottons... official charm packet... the whole bit!

Be sure to visit our Christmas Stockings page to see a great variety of other stockings... from Shepherd's Bush as well as other designers. It's holiday creativity at its best!

Christmas Dragon Ornament from Just Nan - click for more Christmas Dragon Ornament from Just Nan
Nan is introducing a pretty Christmas flower ornament stitched in red DMCs with a touch of gold metallic. Tiny backstitched dragonflies decorate the corners and the center is tufted with a crystal pearl. We had A FEW available that feature a painted dragonfly PIN (NOW SOLD OUT!) (came from a vintage mold that is now broken, so there will be no more made) embellishment in the center, and a few more that feature a smaller dragonfly CHARM.

Nan has hand painted BOTH the pins and charms... so either version is lovely! Stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast, the ornament finishes 2-1/2 inches square. Included with the chart are the pin or charm, pearls for center (on both sides!) and a gold handing ring.

2019 Oklahoma Westie Rescue Calendars - click to see more
2019 Oklahoma Westie Rescue Calendars
(This is totally a personal entry here on our JA Page!!!) I volunteer for our local Oklahoma Westie Rescue Non-Profit Group in Tulsa. I am the 'Official Calendar Girl' as one of my jobs is to send out the annual calendars.

They're $15 each, and ALL the money goes directly to our rescue group's treasury to pay our boarding and vet bills.

Everyone sends in pics of their babies, and our President organizes the calendar. So... do you have a spare spot somewhere to hang one??? Every month, you get 6 pics of darling doggies that have been rescued through our group, and you get to see how happy they are now!
Fill 'er Up! from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
Fill 'er Up!
from Val's Stuff
What a cute ornament with the BEST advice for Santa on it! Val's Stuff has sent a mini-kit for this 2 x 4 piece that is stitched on perforated paper - so tedious finishing is NOT involved.

Stitch with bits of your DMC, then cut around the edge of your stitching, glue to black felt, garnish with the provided greenery, candy cane pipe cleaner chenille, jingle bell and striped ribbon. All that's left needed is Santa's attention. (You can do this on fabric as an alternative and actually make a mini stocking to stuff if you want.)

Kit contains the chart, paper, felt, greenery, bell, candy canes and ribbon. (I remember when we were little, Dad would pull into the gas station, roll down the window, and announce to the attendant to 'fill 'er up!' We'd always chime in *With Ethyl!*

Star of Wonder from Erica Michaels - click for more Joy to the World from Erica Michaels - click for more Joy to the World and Star of Wonder
from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels' final two Christmas Carol berries and matching cushions are here. Finish as berry-shaped ornaments or do them in small rectangles... Linda chose just red and green hand-dyed flosses for these, giving them a super-simple but elegant look

Both charts, along with templates and finishing instructions are in each chart pack. All eight songs are available... and I think we have a group shot on Linda's page for you as well!

At Home For Christmas from Blackberry Lane At Home For Christmas
from Blackberry Lane
Oh my gosh... this little guy is living in a broken glass ball... and Marie says he's eating the popcorn and cranberry garland on your tree!!!

By Blackberry Lane, this chart is due to arrive in early December. He's stitched over TWO (she usually does over one, this is do-able!) with 'just' 37 different shades of DMC floss. Picture This Plus' 32ct Woodland Belfast is the required linen... and the whole thing measures just 65 x 67 stitches -- or 4 x 4!!!

Absolutely precious... he is full of Marie's fantastic color sense and design charm!!!

Soul Food for the Needlesmith from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Harbor Haven - The Complete Village from By the Bay Needleart
Harbor Haven from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Donna Bayliss' 12-part Harbor Haven is FINISHED - and we have all the parts! Stitch just one or two sections - joined or singly for a bitty village - or do the whole thing, it's charming! Finishing 5 x 42 on 32ct, changing fabric size will really give you finished size options. The single scenes are only 3-1/2 x 5. Charted for DMC floss, there are no special stitches in here... but she says you can add anything you want... and sub hand-dyeds if you have something you want to use.

Our *complete sets* also contain Donna's BONUS design Soul Food for the Needlesmith - as a FREEBIE for getting the entire set of charts. It finishes approx 7 x 7 on 32ct, and can be purchased separately from the Harbor Haven Set of charts.

Winter's 2018 Mega-Issue by Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more

Winter's 2018 Mega-Issue by Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine
*Magazine* is kind of the wrong term for this great publication... it's a 107-page BOOK of 15 new Punch Needle projects, 15 Cross Stitch projects, and a 4-page spread about how to finish cross stitch into a glass-jar snow globe!!!

Huge pictures, clear charts and punching templates, it is just a joy to page through. We have several years of back-issues still available - but not all - they are very popular!

Purrfect Punch Needles - click to see more Purrfect Punch Needles
The world of Punch Needle Embroidery was rocked a couple of weeks ago when the blue Ultra Punch Needles (the old Cameo Needles) ceased production and availability. The original company has been purchased this week... with the promise of Ultra Punch Needles again in the future. Until then... the *Step Child* Purrfect Punch Needles are here to save the day!

There remains great debate (the same as among siblings!) as to which needle is better... YOU (as the parent) get to decide. Purrfect has been around forever... we hope Ultra comes back... but you never know. Our Purrfect Needle sets include one needle of each size - 1, 3 and 6 strand - along with two threaders and instructions.

Character Eggs for 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
Character Eggs for 2018 from Jim Shore
Here is a second set of small 3-inch stitched and beaded (Easter?) Eggs to join the set released last January!

Designed by Jim Shore for the Mill Hill people to convert to cross stitches and beads on perforated paper, each of these small kits contains both a front and back design for each egg. So... you can have animals or geometrics... your choice! Kits contain enough ingredients for both designs.
Patterned Pretties #19 from Jeannette Douglas Patterned Pretties #20 from Jeannette Douglas Star Needles & Pins Pin Cushion from Jeannette Douglas Pineapple Welcome Drum Scissor Holder and Fob from Jeannette Douglas
New Arrivals from Jeannette Douglas
  • Patterned Pretties #19 and #20 As you might have guessed, these two are joining quite a collection of Satin, Mosaic, and Bargello Pin Cushions by Jeannette. Offered as small charts WITH the yummy hand-dyed silks (and this time metallics and silk ribbon) these make small 3 x 4 solidly-stitched cushions - all gorgeous studies of color and pattern! Along with the chart and threads, Jeannette includes a piece of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool in a coordinating color for the back of your cushion. YOU choose the fabric you want, and any outer trim for finishing. Yes, we are up to 20 different offerings now - we display them in a tall glass vase, turning the stitching to the outsides, and wow - they really show off well! #19 is all frosty blues and white, while #20 is deep red with pine greens and opalescent metallic.
  • Star Needles & Pins Pin Cushion A fun 2 x 6 inch design, this is stitched on Weeks 35ct Parchment with a combo of Silk 'n Colors of Acorn Woods, and a couple of Gentle Art hand-dyed cottons. Along with all the Milanese and Scotch Stitches the deep rust, lavender, teal and pumpkin threads are complimented with matching matte finish micro button embellishments. The small chart comes WITH the thread and buttons... you choose a bit of fabric you like best to use. The featured trim is *Jack* baby pom pom by Lady Dot.
  • Pineapple Welcome Drum Scissor Holder and Fob (No... the little yellow and black DOVO scissors in the pic are no longer available!) BUTTTT, a lovely pair of shiny or matte gold scissors would love to be perched in this cool drum! Finishing approx 2-1/2 x 5, the pineapples wrapping around this vessel - 5 of them - are all done with special stitches in various silks or DMC flosses. Lady Dot's color of Motherlode is the featured hand-dyed chenille trim, and Weeks Palomino hand-dyed wool is on the top finish. Broken Hungarian, Rhodes and Algerian Eyelets... all appear in the matching fob as well. Presented as a chart... with Mona's finishing instructions inside!

Get Away Ghost Needle/Sewing Case and Matching Beaded Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
Get Away Ghost Needle/Sewing Case and Matching Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Fern Ridge's newest Scary Smalls Set is here, and super cute - if you are into scary-looking little ghosts! Offered as complete kits, you get ALL the fabrics, beads, buttons, charms, threads, findings, linings, EVERYTHING but your time to stitch them in the kits!
  • Get Away Ghost Needle/Sewing Case is worked on Weeks 32ct Spanish Moss linen with weeks flosses. It features tulle to make those 3-dimensional ghosts on the front. Several cute silver charms appear on the inside of the case - a little skeleton, gravestone and flying bat... everything is gray, black and silver! Measures approx 3 x 4 when closed.
  • Get Away Ghost Beaded Fob is simple Peyote beading... again, that little ghost, with beautiful gunmetal beads and crystals. He's just the right size to finish in about 4 hours... fringe and all. Some of the Fern Ridge fobs have tons of 'fussy' fringe, but this one has a little less, so much easier to control. Kit contains all the beads, threads and findings you need.

Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days for 2019 - click to see more
Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days for 2019
Needlework Press's annual 9 x 12 soft-cover journal is finally here. Vicki's lovely calendar presentation, each month opens up onto facing pages, so there is plenty of room to make notes on each day. Remember your stitch group meetings, shopping lists, stitching hours, project lists... just anything and everything fun related to your stitching!

Of course you could use this for anything... but it's just the best to have a STITCHING CALENDAR!!!

Santa's House from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Santa's House by Tiny Modernist
This is Tiny Modernist's newest Six-part Stitch Along design -- it's a cut-away of Santa's Bustling House! Coded for DMC floss, this measures approx 9 x 11 on 32ct. The background shown is a khaki color... but light or medium blues would work too. The main leaflet features the house outline and outside details, while the subsequent 5 rooms are all presented on separate little card charts.

Scheduled to release over 6 weeks, we have everything together now... they have now all arrived. Talk to us about fabric choices -- you have MANY! Such a cute design, the rooms and all the things in them are just charming!!!!!

Presenting Just Nan's Gingerbread Elf Mouse and His Little Stocking!!!
Due in the Shop November 5th!
Gingerbread Elf Mouse from Just Nan Just Nan is releasing her annual tiny Gingerbread Mouse... and for the first time, there is an additional chart available to stitch him a cozy little stocking!!!

Gingerbread Elf Mouse has been hard at work helping Santa get ready for the big season ahead. Dressed in candy cane stripes with green holly trim and a red elf collar, he has peppermint cheeks, pointed elf ears, and wears a green glass elf hat. He holds a shiny gold star for the tree.

Chart includes 2 colors of beads, the gold tail, Nan's signature mouse button base, green elf hat and gold star charm. The little guy is stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus hand-dyed linen - just like all of his mouse cousins!
Gingerbread Elf Mouse is on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-Ship. His little Stocking is NOT, so read on... you'll want it, too!

Gingerbread Mouse Elf Stocking from Just Nan Gingerbread Mouse Elf Stocking
Well, if this isn't the cutest thing... I don't know what is! All the Gingerbread Mice asked for a stocking to snuggle inside while hanging on your tree. Here's the first stocking design!!! Measuring just 2-1/2 inches tall, this features peppermint candy, snowflakes, a decorated tree and a little gingerbread elf posing with a candy cane and holding his tiny elf mouse!!! (The little mouse is even wearing a teenier hat!)

Nan says the stocking is quick to stitch and easy to finish. Backed with red felt and trimmed with a snippet of red silk ribbon, both are included with the chart along with a gold jingle bell, 3 colors of beads, and tiny gold flower bead to crown the tree. Stuff the mini-stocking up to the cuff line, then sit your mouse inside. Add a few pins to secure and Stocking-with-Mouse are ready to hang on the tree (by his little mouse tail!) Stitched on 32ct hand-dyed Picture This Plus linen, the design area is 2-1/2 x 2-1/2.

Spooky Boo from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Dove Song from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Star of Bethlehem from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
Spooky Boo, Dove Song & Star of Bethlehem from Silver Creek Samplers
Silver Creek Samplers has sent us her trunk show, and in it were three designs we have never featured before! WOW... we love new stuff - especially when it appears ALREADY STITCHED in the UPS boxes! All three were published in 2011 and 2012, and gosh they are cute!!!
  • Spooky Boo - Finishes 4 x 7 on a mangy hand-dyed linen... lots of neat ones are available now. At first cock crow the spirits go back to their resting place below. The gravestone reads "I ben beter!" Pretty fall colors, it kind of companions Halloween Bright!
  • Dove Song - I cood Him to sleep so he would not cry. What a wonderful Christmas memory! Stitched on something dark to remind you of the midnight sky, this finishes 4 x 5 on 32ct. Kind of generous for an ornament, you could finish this flat on a bit of wool and use it as a small hanging... coded for Gentle Art Sampler Threads.
  • Star of Bethlehem - If you hitch your wagon to a star, be sure it's the Star of Bethlehem. Stitched on Weeks Dye Works Dolphin linen, this features a charming verse. It even has Baby Jesus in the little red wagon! (And we think it'd make an awesome birth announcement for a Christmastime baby!!!)

CS243 Winter in Baltimore from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS244 Basketful of Winter Time from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS247 All Bundled Up from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Winter Releases from With Thy Needle & Thread!
CS246 Plum Pudding from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS245 Candy Cane Wishes from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
  • Winter in Baltimore finishes this quilt-inspired 4-seasons set of tiny box designs. Stitched over one on 28ct Mushroom Lugana all the motifs make cute pin cushions if you aren't into box finishing! Flosses used are Linen, Maple Syrup, Blushing Beauty, Lady Bug and Poblano Pepper.
  • Basketful of Winter Time - A finish to the 4-part 'basketful' set, I think the Santa with his reindeer and skinny little tree would make a darling ornament - just by themselves!
  • All Bundled Up - This one is cute... even the little bird has a scarf! 186 x 123 in stitch count, the fabric in the pic is kind of on the light-side... you might be able to go darker to see the whites a little better.
  • Candy Cane Wishes is another small oval design that companions Peeps, Santa and Spirits and Spells. Shown as a box-topper - the oval-shaped borders on these are so pretty.
  • Plum Pudding - More of Brenda's charming mice!!!! This time, the ladies are preparing Christmas treats! They've been cooking up brew for Halloween, making Christmas tea and I think my favorite place they've been is in 'The Sewing Room!' This is the cutest series of designs, this one measuring just 69 x 77 in stitch count.

Merry Mugs from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Merry Mugs from Rachel's of Greenfield
Rachels of Greenfield - (our little felt ornament kit lady) has a new set of 6 ornaments ready! Presented in complete kit format, each opens at the top for candy-cane or gift-card storage! A mug of steaming coffee, creamy hot chocolate or spicy tea... those treats warm your soul like these little guys can!

Kit includes the wool felt, floss, gold hanging strings, patterns and instructions to make the darling little blue, red, green, gold and white mugs! Easy stitching - no sequins!

101 Alphabets from Rosewood Manor - click for more 101 Alphabets
from Rosewood Manor
THIS IS AMAZING! Rosewood Manor has designed a 499 x 499 stitch count piece that - as you can see - contains 101 different alphabet fonts!!! Finishing approx 36 x 36 on 28ct... it is charted for 29 shades of DMC floss. The actual pattern leaflet is 58 pages... and my goodness... if you can't find an alphabet in here that your project needs, it doesn't exist!

Karen says she's been working on this off and on for the past 10 years, and finally committed to finishing it! Great motifs and borders tucked everywhere... it is such a delightful array of different letter styles. (You can get a better look at this by clicking through to the Rosewood page and then clicking on the image.) Stitch a small section, or use pieces and parts - the alphabets in here provide you such a stitch resource. An encyclopedia of fonts!

Christmas Cabin from Chessie & Me - click for more Halloween Mini from Chessie & Me - click for more New Bitty Kits from Chessie & Me... Halloween and Christmas
Linda Lautenschlager has a new pin cushions for her favorite seasons. Always luscious hand-dyed linens, always even more delicious hand-dyed silk threads in them... these little designs are always stunning and fun to stitch. These join her collection of semi-annual Halloween and Christmas kits. One of her 'signature' personalities is to incorporate specialty stitches into each of her designs. These kits are a fun way to stitch and enjoy her techniques without investing too much time in a larger project. THESE are darling pin cushions all nestled in a bowl... they all look so different and always seem to be 'little scenes.'
  • Halloween Mini measures only 35 x 55! Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Confederate Gray linen with 6 shades of hand-dyed Gloriana Silk, you have Satins, Smyrnas and Eyelets over 6 in your pumpkins and that darling Chessie-The-Kitty over one. This is only 2-1/2 x 3-1/2! Super, super cute, the kit contains the chart, linen and silks!
  • Christmas Cabin - This is pretty! Worked on 36ct Lakeside Linen Pear, you have 8 shades of hand-dyed Gloriana Silk in here. Always the Satins and Eyelets over 6, this one finishes 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. Rich deep colors of cherry red, mossy green, frosty gray and woody browns, that tiny cabin looks so inviting!

Verano by Satsuma Street - click for more Pretty Little Hawaii by Satsuma Street - click for more Halloween Cat by Satsuma Street - click for more
Satsuma Street's Newest Arrivals!
SO BRIGHT AND FUN IN COLOR!!! I just love all these fresh and crisp designs! Satsuma Street offers lovely full color charts printed on heavy cardstock, gorgeous model pictures and nice large, clear, colored symbol charts. The three shown here are individual leaflets as well as parts of sets of designs... click the pics to 'travel' to the rest of her things... and all those other Pretty Little Cities and Countries!
  • Verano is Summer, and companions Primavera - which is Spring. Autumn is coming in a couple of weeks... Winter (?) will come at some point!
  • Pretty Little Hawaii joins several other cities and countries (and now states!) in this series - all brightly colored medleys of things famous to those favorite places!!!
  • Halloween Cat is NOT *just another kitty*... even though there are several more in this set of seasonal kitties!

Summer Garden from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Toile Rooster from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Scared Silly from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Santa Claus from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view!
The BEST *Oldies but Goodies* from Birds of a Feather
We have a new shipment of some of my favorite *oldie designs* that continue to be shop favorites! Birds of a Feather retired years and years ago... but we can still get their AWESOME charts... so here's a fresh look! Some date all the way back to 1999 and 2002... but they still 'have it!' We have 18 for you... Christmas, Everyday and lots of Halloween! Click the pics to see pics and descriptions of everything!!!
  • Summer Garden goes with Spring Garden -- one is on bright pink linen, the other is yellow... the colors in these are so cheerful!!!
  • Toile Rooster - This little guy doesn't look like any of the rest of BOAF's things... it's stitched only in Weeks Onyx floss, with a touch of Fire and Tiger Eye -- can you see that in the bitty chickens?
  • Scared Silly is only one of seven over-the-top Halloween pieces we have! Beautiful hand-dyed linens, there are screaming pumpkins and frightening cats... and even a coffin or two!
  • Santa Claus - He's fat and cute, and we have FOUR Christmas Stocking designs for him to fill!!!

Field Mouse Hollow from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Field Mouse Hollow from With Thy Needle
Brenda Gervais has announced a new pattern with little witch mice in their garden of bittersweet. The big 'ol witch shoe might be the 'house' they are Trick-or-Treating!!! Finishing about 5-1/2 x 6-1/2, it'd make a cute hanging pillow over a doorknob somewhere.

It would also be cute perched as a cushion in that Halloween Candy Basket you might have already started! (You know the one where you buy the Halloween candy NOW, so you'll HAVE it to give away at Halloween... all you find in the trash are wrappers that nobody knows anything about!) The inference of mice in their candy might scare them away! This comes as a chart... hand-dyed flosses.

The Nashville 2019 Needlework Market Cookbook - click to see more QUITE the Sneak Peek Here... The Nashville 2019 Needlework Market Cookbook!
Oh, here is something fun to pre-order now... and forget about till we send it in the mail in March of 2019!!! It's a cookbook full of recipes by the needlework shops and designers in our awesome little industry! The people putting on our annual wholesale buying market (takes place next March) are compiling a cookbook full of our favorite recipes! They are soliciting free charts and favorite recipes from all of us who are going to the show. Cookbooks will be $8 when we get them (at the show) next March!

I don't know who dreamed it up, but they are already promising stuff from Lady Dot Creates, Rosewood Manor, Shakespeare's Peddler, La-D-Da, Cherished Stitches and Accoutrement Designs, and it's only August! By the time we are finished with this, I imagine it'll be a goldmine of fun things! SO.... reserve yours NOW. We'll save your info, and send it right out when we get home from the show! Zip Zap! All you have to do is find someone to do the cooking for you!!!

The 2019 Limited Edition Gingher Eleonor Scissors and Shears!
Eleonor, the 2019 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more
Here are this year's special enameled-handle Gingher Scissors! A fun and light-shaded pattern this year, Gingher is presenting their 8-inch Dressmaker Shear, the 5-inch Sewing and the 4-inch Embroidery.

Super sturdy, dangerously sharp... you'll treasure your Ginghers for years to come!

Limited Edition Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
Limited Edition Jeweled Magnets from Accoutrement Designs
Accoutrement Designs has several VERY LIMITED EDITION jeweled magnets -- I am not sure how long they will be available -- so darn cute! Each very heavy-duty metal piece is jeweled and enameled with all the right bright colors to make your favorite little 'personality.' They all measure approx 2 inches in size, and feature a strong rare-earth magnet on their back (works on the fridge) along with another magnet to let you attach it to things that are not magnetic -- like your stitching fabric or your pattern.

Use them as a needle minder, or stick them somewhere fun near your work area. Accoutrements warns that the magnets are super-strong and their fields can damage computer monitors, credit cards... all the normal things these neodymium magnets love to mess with! Very substantial and very FUN!

Limited Edition Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more Limited Edition Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
More Limited Edition Jeweled Magnets from Accoutrement Designs
Minnie, Mickey, and The Grinch... everybody recognizes these little guys! Again approx 2 x 2 in size, again the pair of powerful rare earth magnets on the backsides.
We also have a couple of sports team magnets... these won't last long, either!

We are excited to bring you SIX designers this coming year for our Stitching Circle! Their EXCLUSIVE designs for The Silver Needle begin releasing this coming August!!! Delightful offerings every other month... till June of 2019... these ladies will do their best to design you something charming... and we'll do our best to kit it up for you and include a special, fun, bonus gift each time!
Cross stitch from Blackbird Designs Plum Street Samplers Heart In Hand designs from The Silver Needle Summer House Stitche Workes Samplers Not Forgotten logo
Each design will be a surprise, targeted pricing is between $38 and $50 each release. We're concentrating on pin cushion-type things... I've given the gals guidelines. Designs are not offered outside of our Circle Program. It's our 4th year to do this... we have loved every minute of it!
Plum Street, Summer House and Samplers Not Forgotten have already shipped, leaving 3 more to go!

Past Designers (and their limited exclusives to us) Include:
Jeannette Douglas, Shepherd's Bush, La D Da, Chessie & Me, The Drawn Thread, Sam Sarah Studio, Scarlett House, Lizzie Kate, Blackbird Designs, Blackberry Lane, Heartstrings Samplery, Cross Eyed Cricket, Plum Street Samplers, Erica Michaels Designs, & Hands On Design -- a pretty good line-up I think!!!! (That's our resume!)

NOTE! Enrollment has completed for this year's Cricle. We have given you an option if you want to get on the waiting list.

Sampler Note Cards - click for more Sampler Note Cards
from Hands Across the Sea
This is a set of 10 super-heavy-card-stock note cards that measure 6 x 8 inches each in size. Envelopes included for each, they feature images of antique samplers on their fronts, with a charted design from the sampler on the back of the card.

PERFECT note cards for stitchers!!!! Blank inside, you get two each of 5 different samplers and their take-outs. LOVELY!

Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
Memories of Camping from Open Road Abode Needleworks
We have found a delightful set of 24 cute and easy designs all centered around camping, trailers and little *Canned Hams!* Tucked at the Cabin, Camping under the fireworks on the 4th, or Doing the National Parks, Open Road Abode Style. We have several chart options in this series of "Post Card Patterns."

Fun remembrances of summer and family vacations... with a 'retro flair!' All can be worked on any fabrics and although they all call for one color, you can choose another or use several. They are cute as can be!
Here we go... click the pics to see them all! Some are presented as individual charts, others are grouped together -- 4 designs in one set.

(NOTE: Not all of the charts are named(!) or numbered(!) so I had to kind of make up names to tell hem apart. Chart #1801 has a truck in it, but campers as well, so we chose the word TRUCK to identify it from the others.)

Laurel Burch's Sun and Moons in Cross Stitch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Laurel Burch's Sun and Moons in Cross Stitch! from Mill Hill
WOW, talk about color and bold design! Laurel Burch's artwork is once again presented to us in Cross Stitch by Mill Hill! Presented as a set of 6 kits, each is stitched on 14ct brown perforated paper (which you can change out to 14 aida or 28ct linen -- colors of your choice.) Bright DMC floss colors throughout, with those glistening glass seed beads by Mill Hill, these can't help but be stunning eye-catchers.

You can choose the plain wooden Mill Hill frames featured on the kit covers, but if you have a favorite custom framer, USE THEM for these -- they beg for an involved framing treatment! Each finishes approx 5 x 5. (We have kits of her dogs, cats and horses as well!)

Yes, there's even MORE!     
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