Christmas Woolens Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more
Christmas Woolens
Old Fashioned & Retro Felt Ornament Kits

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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.

Ornament Snow Globe from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Ornament Snow Globe
from Shannon Christine Designs

These festive ornaments look right at home inside their Mason Jar glass garden! Joining the three other globe designs we already have, this is stitched on a gray fabric (so your white snowflakes will show up).

Measures 72 x 90... and just like the rest, it'd be nice finished as a cube-shaped stand-up. Chart format.

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.

Christmas Wishes from Little Dove Designs - click to see more Adjust Your Sails from Little Dove Designs - click to see more
Adjust Your Sails
from Little Dove Designs
Life isn't about waiting for the winds to change... it's about learning to adjust your sails. Measuring 117 x 177 - so it finishes approx 7 x 11 on 32ct - this is stitched with 9 regular solid colors of DMC floss, and one hand-dyed for all the water and waves.

The motifs in here are cute - all the little whales and the perky sailboats - it is stitched on any gray fabric so the whites of the sails will show up. (Not enough stitching time to do the whole thing? I see three different sections in here... maybe adjust your sails and choose just one or two? But how can you decide because they're all neat!)

Christmas Wishes
from Little Dove Designs
This is a fun design that measures 53 x 253 in stitch count. (about 3 x 16 on 32ct.) Worked with 16 regular shades of DMC floss, you can split up the different areas of this and do them individually or join the whole piece as shown.

Lots of opportunity to add hand-dyed flosses if you want or some cute clay buttons and what-nots... the chart is super-huge, colored and very easy to read.
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!

Long May She Wave from Abby Rose - click for more Long May She Wave from Abby Rose - click for more Long May She Wave from Abby Rose - click for more
Long May She Wave from Abby Rose
This is a complete set of a 4-part series of designs by Abby Rose. We collected and compiled them all together before we put this up - so you would get all the pieces and parts at one time!!! YEAH! Everything is on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast Linen (1/4 yd cut could do everything if you are super careful, 1/2 yard gives you room for cutting mistakes) and all use the same color palette of Gentle Art Sampler Threads. You'll need (but don't know how many skeins of them) Moss, School House Red, Shaker White, Parchment, Brethren Blue, Dried Thyme, Toasted Barley, Wood Trail, Black Crow, Garden Gate, Picnic Basket, Aged Pewter, and Flax.
  • Part One: 'Long May She Wave' is a pin cushion/pin keep set. 6 x 7 For the cushion, 2 x 2 for the flag keep.
  • Part Two: 'Life, Liberty, Happiness' INCLUDES the 7-inch ALREADY PAINTED paper box along with red pom-pom and white rik-rak trims. It features the inside box top lining design and another pin cushion.
  • Part Three: 'In God We Trust' Includes charts for two more cushions - remember you have that cool box to store them all in! If you are really good... you could finish Long May and In God We Trust back-to-back and the same with The Pledge of Allegiance and Land of the Free.
  • Part Four: America The Beautiful - A framed piece to display near your box of stitched cushions and fob. It measures 91 x 114 - so 6-ish x 7.
So... We are offering all 4 charts WITH the painted box and lid trims. Linen (choose either 1/4 or 1/2 yd) and flosses are available separately.

I Hear The Bells from Hands On Design - click to see more I Hear The Bells from Hands On Design
Hands On Design is continuing her delightful set of pin cushion pairs with I Hear The Bells. Part of her *Short Stack and Flap Jack* collection... each design features a 3 x 4 rectangular pin cushion design and a much longer version of the design that 'wraps around' into a drum shape. Both pieces feature matching Lady Dot chenille trim and velveteen topping fabric, and they all have a charming set of Just Another Button Company decorative pins poking from them!

There was just *something* about this whole set! Great colors or bold lettering? We just know we really have liked all of them in the series! Charts come with velveteen cuts, but we have also gathered and added the matching chenille trim and pin set for each.

Glitter Village Series from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Glitter Village Series #1 from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Country Cottage Needleworks' Glitter House #1 is here!
Glitter Village Series from Country Cottage Needleworks A new nine-part set by Nikki... each monthly chart measures 57 x 57 stitches; your complete sampler will measure 177 x 177. Stitched on 32ct natural/metallic Belfast linen, using Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, you'll need a card of gold metallic thread as well for Nikki's special touches!
(Needed are 6 skeins of Bamboo, 2 of Four Leaf Clover, and 1 each of 8 others, plus the gold metallic -- we suggest one of the pretty Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braids that come in about 6 different shades of gold!!)

The charts will be cute finished like little easel stand-ups like in the pic -- if you are short on stitching time to make them all into one larger piece. We'll do a monthly chart automatic-ship beginning in October; large fabric cut and threads are optional!

Winter Snow Owl from Blackberry Lane
Winter Snow Owl
from Blackberry Lane
Marie Driskill has a new dramatic design - this little owl face just makes you stare right back at it!!!! Winter Snow Owl - only 55 stitches round - is stitched on 32ct Storm hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus.

Regular DMC flosses - 20 different shades - this finishes less than 3-1/2 inches in size! All the stitching around the eyes and beak are over-one, and Marie has added petite glass seed beads to the snowflakes to make them glisten! What a charming little thing! Presented as a chart.

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 will be arriving mid-November. 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!!!

Autumn Saltboxes from Plum Street Samplers Gobble Gob from Plum Street Samplers Five New Designs from Plum Street Samplers -
Gobble Gob and Autumn Saltboxes are just two!
Paulette Stewart has sent the cutest new designs! Click the pic to visit her page with all the details!
  • Gobble Gob - This is the newest animal stack - it features a turkey family all perched in a field of Autumn corn!!! All the autumn/checkerboarded/quilty sunflowers are charming... and so is that little turkey chick! Finishing the same size as the rest of the Animal Stacks... about 3 x 5, Paulette discusses two different fabric choices for this one!
  • Autumn Saltboxes - Nick-named the Salt Shakers! 2 Houses, each 63 x 81 in stitch count, these look gorgeous! She has them finished as flats, but they would make 3 x 4-ish pin cushion pillows as well. Great colors, and again those charming quilted flowers in the backgrounds!

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.

#143 Button Up reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #73 Christmas Samplers II reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Christmas Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
  • #73 Christmas Samplers II - Originally published in 1998, this one features three samplers with three different takes on Christmas - Holly and Greenery, Religious Angels and Santa! Several take-out designs in here for ornaments - you can see that in the cover pic!
  • #143 Button Up - Originally published in 2007, this is a cute medley of bitty designs you could make into ornaments or the wintery 9-patch as shown! Only #147 Old McDonald had this similar design format.

2018 Never Enough Santas Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2018 Yule House Sampler Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2018 I Love Snow Snowman Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
Presenting the 2018 Annual Ornaments from Homespun Elegance
Sandra's trio of 3 x 4 stitched ornament charts are here... a snowman, Santa and sampler theme.

These always follow the same color scheme... brick reds, caramel browns and deep green; the collection has been ongoing for several years, so these will match designs from past years.

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.

Hometown Holiday #17 Clockmaker from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Hometown Holiday Series Continues with Clockmaker
from Little House Needleworks
Another fun business to add to your stitched village by Diane Williams, this is #17 in this series.

Designed to be stitched alone and finished as small block stand-ups or pillows... all the individual charts are still available, so you can choose the pieces you want for your windowsill collection! Clockmaker finishes approx 4 x 4.

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!!!)

Merrily, Merrily We Welcome Spring from Blackbird - click for more Merrily, Merrily We Welcome Spring
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma are working on a new design that will be introduced in the next several weeks. Sneak Peek Preview pics oozed out of no-where into web-land (!) and everyone loves what we are seeing!!!

A beautiful sampler (273 x 275) full of little floral pots and pretty motifs, it is stitched with Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed flosses on Picture This Plus's 36ct Oaken linen and finishes approx 15 x 15. (We anticipate $12 to $16 for chart.) Working on 32 will make it 17-ish in size. We're taking reservations now for the chart and your choice of fabric counts! (Linen will be a 24 x 27 cut, either count.)

Black Cat from Madame Chantilly Christmas Mouses
from Madame Chantilly
Here's a whole little group of mice friends decorating for Christmas! Pull out some of the design elements and stitch alone (like the tiny red truck or the little guy and his polka dot stocking, this finishes a generous 14 x 7 on 32ct natural linen.

Charted for 9 shades of DMC floss, this might be kind of cute with metallic added in the lights, a little Wisper thread on the mice, some pom-poms on the polka dot stocking, maybe some beads on the tree? Very traditional European Christmas colors of red, white green and gray! Offered as a chart.
Festive Little Fobs - Christmas Edition from Heartstring Samplery - click for more

Festive Little Fobs - Christmas Edition
from Heartstring Samplery
Heartstrings Samplery continues her set of themed smalls... and it's already time for Christmas to enter the picture! Designed to be scissor fobs, all of these petite designs would make great tree ornaments as another finishing option.

These are so small (30 x 30 stitches so 2-ish inches) that they are a perfect way to use all your dribs of left over fabrics and threads. Each has different trim edging as well... just so cute! All nine designs included in the chart.

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!

Black Cat Hollow from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Black Cat Hollow - All Three Parts! from Barbara Ana
This is a whole village scene complete with pumpkin vine border, little haunted houses, black cats, and witches with big behinds!!!! (better them, than me!) Cute as can be, it is full of stars and moons, lots of Autumn vegetation and witches and bats everywhere. Originally released in three separate charts, we have all of them together, so you can have the set at one time rather than chasing down all the parts.

*Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.* Measuring 151 in stitch count, this will finish approx 11 x 11 on 28ct, and is charted for just 9 shades of regular DMC floss! Go for it, and add hand-dyeds, metallics for the house windows and bats... wool thread for the cats??

Boo Hollow from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Happy Halloween from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
Halloween Offerings - Fun Little Things... from Shepherd's Bush
  • Boo Hollow - This is a 3 x 4-inch ish design that is shown in the top of a little box. Make an ornament, or a pin cushion... it's just a bitty thing. Complete kit includes the chart, linen, and threads.
  • Happy Halloween - This is one of Tina and Teri's 10ct Tula designs. PERFECT for a beginning stitcher, it is packaged with the same charm as the rest of their things... so it *looks* enticing for someone young to tackle. Cotton floss and buttons for the eyes are included... it'd be cute simply mounted on a bit of felt, and hung from a bedroom doorknob!
Holly Jolly Holiday from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Arrivals from Heart in Hand
Cecelia has sent another Heartware Topper design - Holly Jolly Holiday. It's a small card chart that features a round design to fit her pretty new hand-made pottery Ort bowls.

Just like Hocus Pocus for Halloween, you CAN finish this anyway you like... it's just a cute smaller design!
Click through to see Cecilia's other new designs.

Halloween Bright from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Halloween Bright
from Silver Creek Samplers
*Jack smiled so brightly he could be seen by everyone on Halloween*
What a cool design! The verse, that neat moon... the cat on the pumpkin and the cool wrought iron fence... it brings up a picture of a spooky flaming jack-o-lantern in a graveyard on a night when the moon is HUGE!

Just 5 x 7-ish on 32ct... coded for hand-dyeds and DMC... can you see that the whole bottom half's background is stitched??? It is done with Gentle Art's Chamomile... should give you an idea of what color you want your main fabric to be.

 Friends Are Flowers Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Friends are LIKE Flowers Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Thank-You Friend Button and Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Amazing Friend Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New and SMALL-ISH designs from Rosewood Manor
We're always after Karen of Rosewood Manor to design us some smaller designs to complement her many large ones. We have 11 of the results!!!!! 1/2 Sized charts - clear and pretty color pics on the covers, nice and large charts on the inside.
Each of these comes with its hand-dyed floss from South Africa (!) or bunches of little hand-dyed buttons from Just Another Button Company (from IL!). Most are done on Antique White fabric... lots of fabric options with that! Make sure to click the pic to go to the inside Rosewood Manor page to see the other 7 designs!
  • Friends are Flowers *In the garden of life.* The included buttons make up the line of blooms... the measures 95 x 68 and is coded for DMC.
  • Friends are Like Flowers - *You can never have too many.* Measuring 95 x 119 (fits and 8 x 10 frame on 28ct), this one features hand-dyed flosses from House of Embroidery in south Africa! Soft honey, denim, light grass green, a raspberry and hand-dyed browny-greeny... kind of a Dutch feel to this one!
  • Thank-You Friend - This one is a pretty floral basket that features about 40 micro-sized blue flower buttons that make up some of the tiny buds on this. It ALSO features the south African hand-dyed floss. Finishes to fit into a 6 x 8 frame *Thank You for all you do.*
  • Amazing Friend - *You are ridiculously amazing, my Friend!* Another smattering of cute buttons to make up the pattern, this one measures only 51 x 77, so it'll fit a 5 x 7 frame.

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!

Spirale from Jardin Prive - click for more Carre from Jardin Prive - click for more Something Fun to Color With Floss
from Jardin Prive'
Jardin Prive has a pair of new designs that I fell in love with! They are delightful! Only black lines.. you can stitch them just as they are, color the lines, or COLOR between the lines!

Offered as charts, they measure approx 100 stitches each. What do you think? Wouldn't just a PORTION of one be pretty as a pin cushion??? Stitch to your edges... how beautiful can yours be... and different from your friends?!

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!

Cute Little Metal Rulers from Reflets de Soie - click for more Cute Little Metal Rulers from Reflets de Soie
These are fun little metal rulers that can double a bit as thread holders. When I opened them though, to do my web words, I discovered that they are METRIC rather than INCHES! (Well this makes sense, because Reflets is from FRANCE for Pete's sake!

So... you might like that feature better than inches anyway!!! Something pretty and fun for your stitching bag or a dressing inside a fun sewing case! Choose from Kitty or Filigree -- they are decorated on both sides, as well! Our pics don't show it well, but these are very shiny!

Mother-of-Pearl *Round Hearts* Thread Organizer from Reflets de Soie - click for more Mother-of-Pearl *Round Hearts* Thread Organizer
from Reflets de Soie
Oh, this is a pretty little thing... it measures just 1-3/4 inches in diameter, and if you look closely... it looks like 6 hearts all joined together. You can  wrap threads all around the outside of this, OR you can loop threads around each of the heart tops. Whatever floats your boat!

There is even a tiny hole drilled in each, so you can attach this into a sewing case or tether it to scissors or something.

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 the next 6 weeks, we have an auto-ship set up for the rest of the rooms. (You won't need to worry about missing pieces and parts!) Talk to us about fabric choices -- you have MANY! Such a cute design, the rooms and all the things in them are just charming!!!!!

Songbird's Garden #4 Promise of Spring from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Songbird's Garden #5 Bluebird of Happiness from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
The Songbird's Garden from Cottage Garden Samplings
Oh gosh, this is lovely set of 12 designs that are being released monthly right now.We have the first 5... you can see that this entire set; it's going to be lovely! Above are the 2 newest ones.

Presented as charts... we have the first 5 so far, and are starting an auto-ship for the other 7 charts as they are released. Each measures 159 x 159 and are worked on various colors of 36ct Weeks Dye Works linens. Very elegant!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Sara Guermani - click for more
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
from Sara Guermani
By Sara Guermani... we have two new Christmas designs -- this is just one of them. An endearing Christmas Village -- Downtown -- Christmas Eve ceremony... everything is layered out for the arriving 3 Kings.

Overall stitch count is 354 x 140 - so a whopping 19 x 9 on 32ct. Charming landscape, cute figures coming for the festivities... presented as a chart.

Jingle Bells from Erica Michaels - click for more Silent Night from Erica Michaels - click for more Silent Night and Jingle Bells
from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels has sent her 5th and 6th pin cushion set (set 3) in this series of 8 Christmas Carols... just pick one or two, if the whole set is too much for you!

Themed after famous Christmas Carols, you can make a strawberry-shaped ornament, or a rectangular pin cushion out of the designs presented in the chart. Choose red or green monochromatics... they are very elegant. Berries are ornament-sized, about 2 x 4, cushions run 3 x 4-ish.

Search the Sky from Waxing Moon Search the Sky
from Waxing Moon Designs
*May you never be too grown up to search the sky on Christmas Eve* is the verse on this holiday design! Stitched on 28ct Blue Spruce Linen in shades of DMC or Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses, this finishes approx 10-1/2 x 7-1/2.

Since it is on darker fabric, it might be fun to add metallic to the moon, opalescent to the snowflakes or even beads for the reindeer eyes and a little Wisper thread to Santa and his hat pom. I'm picturing this finished as a small pillow just perched somewhere as 'quiet advice!'

New Curly Girl Kits for Mill Hill! - click for more
New Curly Girl Kits from Mill Hill
We think these *girly* motivational designs are just the best! You see the artwork on napkins, banners, mugs, greeting cards... all kinds of fun places. The folks at Mill Hill have the design rights to bring them to us in Cross Stitch! And because Mill Hill is 'Bead Central'... they are slightly adorned with a few Mill Hill glass seed beads. Each is offered as a complete kit of chart, 28ct linen, DMC flosses and a nice smattering of beads. They finish about 7 x 7... and fit into Mill Hill 8-inch wooden frames (which we can order for you.) NEW HOME, FRIENDSHIPS, LOVING LIFE & WEDDINGS are the themes with this newest set of designs.
  • Home is where the heart is, even if you can't remember which box you packed it in.
  • Packed full, well traveled, and well worn, in our dearest friendships we are born.
  • Life is far too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink!
  • May your story together have more heroes than villains, more adventure than drama and may love always win.

Santa Baby from Meridian Designs - click to see more Summer Melons from Meridian Designs - click to see more Super Heroine from Meridian Designs - click to see more Peace Officer from Meridian Designs - click to see more
Teenie Weenie Bikinis by Meridian Designs
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest and funniest collection of little bikinis that someone you KNOW would (or shouldn't !) wear! Pictured here are Santa Baby, Summer Melons, Super Heroine and Peace Officer. OK... THINK about ladies you know... Santa Baby - who is getting married at Christmastime? Whose husband plays Santa Claus every year? Melons? (Who do you know that has a set of those?) Super Heroine - what a fun thing to stitch for someone special who has saved your life!

We have 13 different bikinis in this collection... and they are AWESOME! One of my favorites is the police woman - she has hand-cuffs and her charm in a gun!!! There's a nurse that might like this stitched in her locker at work - to remind her of off-time from her stressful job... there is an Autumn one for the chick who just cannot let Summertime go... and *God Save The Queen* -- a British one!!! (There is even a Bavarian one with a pretzel!) Each is offered as a small chart with its special charm and measure about 50 x 60 stitches in size. They are coded for DMC flosses, maybe a few beads, occasionally a metallic or fuzzy thread... all normal things you have in your stash! Cute as can be!

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!!!
Snow Day Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Special Delivery Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Wish Upon a Star Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Angel of Peace Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view!
Angels, Children, Snowmen and Santa... All make for charming Stockings from Birds of a Feather!
Birds of a Feather designed this delightfully unique set of four stockings - all very loonnnng and skinny! Stitched on something dark like Weeks Havana hand-dyed linen, each measures 203 wide by 317 long... so on 30ct... that makes them 20 inches long!!!Gorgeous hand-dyed flosses by Weeks with a few DMC solids tossed in, each one is cuter than the last!

There is no alphabet included to personalize them... but there is plenty of room for that up in that checkerboarded top area if you want that. Classic stockings designed years ago, that are still charming!!!

PuntiniPuntini PIZZA Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini PIZZA Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini HOME Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini HOME Buttons - click to see more

PIZZA & HOME Buttons and Pins from PuntiniPuntini
More cute hand-made polymer clay buttons and pins by Paola Rizzi of Puntini Puntini Designs.. all the way from Italy! Little letter tiles spell out the ever-important words... you can get PIZZA or HOME in either pin or button format! (and also new are BUZZ and SEW)

I have no idea what pin cushion design you can stick *pizza pins* into... but that was no reason for me not to buy these! I'm sure you'll figure out just the perfect place to poke the pins and sew on the buttons!!! Lovingly hand-made by Paola!

Farmhouse Christmas complete from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Farmhouse Christmas #9 from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Farmhouse Christmas - Complete
from Little House Needleworks
Diane's darling Country-Christmas medley of designs... Farmhouse Christmas has been released in 9 separate charts, shown here, stitched into one giant piece. Each section measures 63 x 63 in stitch count - approx 4 x 4 on 14/28ct.

Joined, the entire piece is 209 x 209 -- approx 13 x 13. Classic Colorworks flosses called for - Bamboo (6), Blackbird (2), Cherry Cobbler (2), Pebble Beach (2), Roasted chestnut (2), Weeping Willow (2), and DMC one each of 754 and 435. Click the dropdown box, or float your mouse over the images, on the Little House page for indivdual chart names... you can purchase any or all of them -- whichever you want!

355 Sledding Santa from JBW Designs 356 Sledding Snowman from JBW Designs 351 Merry from JBW Designs
New Christmas Releases from JBW Designs
Small card format for each of these, they finish into mini-stockings or the little wooden sled ornaments.
Sledding Santa & Sledding Snowman -- Ready to deliver their packages, stitched areas are only approx 25 x 50 stitches, charted for hand-dyeds or DMC. 16 or 32ct for the sleds.
Merry - Stitched only in white... choose a pretty red or green fabric -- your choice for this! 198 x 70 in stitch count. Finish into a pillow or block stand-up.
352 Song of Christmas VII O Little Town of Bethlehem from JBW Designs 353 Song of Christmas VIII Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Accessories from JBW Designs 354 Sing of Christmas IX Winter Wonderland from JBW Designs
Sing A Song of Christmas #'s 7, 8 and 9... more little Christmas Carol Stocking ornaments! These all finish approx 3 x 4 on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen, and are the cutest! Nine now in the set, finish them flat, or actually make bitty stockings for candy canes or bits of greenery. O Little Town of Bethlehem, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Winter Wonderland are the featured songs this time around, the other 6 previously released are still available for your collection!

Halloween Sampler from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Halloween Sampler
from Cottage Garden Samplings
What a cute medley of Halloween-themed words all bunched together into this alphabet piece! Stitched mostly in hand-dyed blacks (There are three different shades in here... Blackboard, Raven and Soot!), you get just a hint of bright coppers and oranges here and there!

Finishing approx 10 x 10 on 32ct, they suggest Weeks Dye Works Havana Linen, which comes in several counts. Maybe add a little black Petite Treasure Metallic Braid to the capital letters???? Offered as a chart.

Welcome Great Pumpkin from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Welcome Great Pumpkin from Cuore e Batticuore
Halloween is waiting for The Great Pumpkin!
I remember the Charlie Brown's friend Linus always spent Halloween Night waiting in the pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin to rise above... so here is a new group to carry on the tradition! I think Snoopy is sitting on top of the dog house and everything! Two little gnome friends perched on Jack-o-Lanterns... check out the little ghost-dressed kitty on the swing, too!

Measuring 279 x 160, this is stitched with just 13 shades of regular DMC floss. If you don't have time to do this entire piece... notice the tree on the right with that kitty and the tiny witch in the upper branches - it's a cute motif all by itself. Or, stitch just the best friends on the pumpkins - they're cute too.

Peace by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Joy by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Hope by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Peace, Joy and Hopefrom Reflets de Soie
Fanie Pluye 1848 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Reflets de Soie has three new beaded pieces that finish into small ornament-sized designs. Only 63 x 63 stitches each, these are NOT stitches -- but BEADS! You cannot tell from the pictures but these are Champagne and Rose Gold in color, not blue and gray and white! I couldn't believe it when I opened the packages!

Worked on 35 or 36ct linen with one strand of floss, you are simply sewing on a bead with 1/2 a stitch rather than doing a cross! Zip-Zap! Just so elegant... most of Isabelle's other beaded pieces have filled-in backgrounds, these do not. I am wondering if lighter fabric would make the silver-lined beads look different in color? Presented as the chart with pre-sorted and labeled beads, you supply fabric and thread to match the material. Gorgeous!

The Haunted Mansion with Rooms 3 and 4 from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Rooms 3 & 4 of the Haunted Mansion
by Tiny Modernist
The ghost in the library and the scientists in their lab cooking up poisons... THIS is a place you might not want to be! Tiny Modernist's Haunted Mansion is coming along... we have 5 parts now for this design, with the final two due out in a few weeks.

The whole thing finishes an impressive 11 x 17 on 28ct... it is just the cutest thing! Choose some Picture This Plus hand-dyed linen... coded for DMC, offered in chart format. If you want to join the auto, we can catch you up on the first parts and send the last two in just a couple of weeks - easy breezy!

Whoo-Dunnit? from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more! Whoo-Dunnit? from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff in conjunction with Just Another Button Company has done a cute design for The Silver Needle!!! A double-duty thing... you get a bookmark design *It's a Mystery to me!* to tuck into the pages of your in-progress read, AND a super-cute book cover decoration! The JABCO girls are a whiz at printing artwork on perforated paper.
Whoo-Dunnit? from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
The big owl against the night sky is printed on paper. His 'arms' are more paper, and the little book is even more paper, stitched and backed with felt. Attach the green leaves to his head, add the clay buttons, stitch the 'arms' a little and attach. All of this is shown mounted on the cover of a book... to make a really cute decoration on a bookshelf.

So, a bookmark and a separate bookcase decoration! Val and JABCO did this for us as a Shop Exclusive at the recent St Charles MO Needlework Galleria consumer stitching show. Their kit includes a ton of stuff... the bookmark chart and perf paper, button, ribbon and felt, as well as the book cover printed perf paper and backing sheet, more buttons and felts... you'll just need to add your own floss. The book cover piece fits a 5 x 7 frame... in case you don't have a spare book to decorate!

Botanical Stitches Pumpkin from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches Christmas Rose from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Christmas Cards from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Pumpkins and Fall, Cardinals and Christmas from The Drawn Thread from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia has sent 4 new designs -- all offered in chart format. For a limited time, we have the Dinky Dyes/Needlepoint Inc Silk Packs available for each... with the chart purchase. The silk packets are not offered separately from the charts. (There are numerous color chart comparisons available online for DMC and Gentle Art; Cynthia warns that she likes her silk choices the best! :) Bats in the Belfry from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
  • Pumpkin - Another of DT's Botanical Stitches, this is 'Cucurbita pepo.' A perky blackbird atop and nice, perfectly shaped pumpkin, this measures only 54 x 54 in stitch count. Perfect as a small pin cushion, just yummy greens, golds and those pumpkin rusts.
  • Christmas Rose - The next Botanical Stitches, this is 'Helleborus niger.' I'm not a botanist, so these remind me of Dogwoods and a little Cardinal... this measures 54 x 54, just like its companion Pumpkin chart. Silks are a dark forest green, brick red, creme and butterscotch in color.
  • Christmas Cards - This is a set of 4 designs -- all offered together in one chart! *Good Tidings We Bring, To you and Your Kin, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.* Each 'Christmas Card' design measures 60 x 90 stitches -- approx 4 x 6 on 32ct. Coded for the silks (conversion site noted on chart for other threads) our charts come with a smattering of Mill Hill glass beads and a little burgundy button embellishment. Lots of thread in this silk packet... deep denim blues, hunter greens, rich deep red, and the crisp creamy off-white.
  • Bats in the Belfry - Tall and skinny, this measures 43 wide by 152 long... so approx 3 x 10! Just a bitty thing, it features the same delicious silk colors as the 'Pumpkin" chart, and this design also includes a bonus chart that IS that little Jack-o-Lantern down at the bottom of the piece. Love that big moon behind the tree!

Needle Nanny Pumpkin Kitty - click to see more Puffin & Co MINI Needle Nanny Ghost - click to see more Needle Threader Holiday Sheep from Puffin & Co Puffin & Co MICRO Needle Threader Candy Corn - click to see more
New Threaders and Nannies from Puffin & Company
Oh, everyone loves these little artsy metal magnets and threaders... here are many more to add to your stitching tool box! Most are limited editions these days... the metal-art pieces are constantly changing so Diane's offerings are changing as well. Not everything is available in every piece or size. Each piece features a pair of rare earth magnets to cling to fabrics, frames or the fridge. Makes them MUCH easier to keep track of!

Needle Nannies - Two sizes - Regular and Mini This Fall we have the Mini size in a Holiday Sheep, Stocking, Ghost and Candy Corn, and a Tiny Flag. Regular Nannies are here in a big Jingle (Santa) Hat, Merry Quilt Block, Cat on a Pumpkin, matching Candy Corns to the mini one, and a Patriotic Heart.
Regular and Micro Needle Threaders - You can tell these apart by the size of the hook extending down from them. Very sturdy threaders... these all MATCH the Mini-Minders! We have both sizes in the Holiday Sheep, Stocking, Ghost, Candy Corn and the little Flag.

Crone of the Hill from Plum Street Samplers Buzz Off from Plum Street Samplers Eat Crow from Plum Street Samplers
Fall Releases from Plum Street Samplers
  • Crone of the Hill - A neat house, a cool fence and the 'lady of the house' right there on top of the hill... Paulette said her daughter teased her about being the oldest 'crone' still living on their street! So Here she is!!! Finishes approx 5 x 7 on 32ct.
  • Buzz Off and Eat Crow - Definitely an awesome pair of designs shown finished as pillows... these measure about 9 x 9 on 32ct. I LOVE the birds, the sayings, the motifs all over them, the colors... EVERYTHING about these two! Fun and Fresh!!! Each is offered as its own chart.

Plum Street Samplers Noah's Christmas Ark V Hyenas and Sheep - click for more Noah's Ark V - Hyenas and Sheep
from Plum Street Samplers
Quite a pair this time around! Noah has taken 10 animals on his ark so far... this 12-piece ornament set has only one more chart to go. We have Crocodiles, Giraffes, Doves Honeybees, Whales, Squirrels, Pandas and Parrots, and now these two!

Really fun and some different animals; they'll be cute on your Christmas tree!

Glad Tidings from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Night from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Night & Glad Tidings from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has a few new designs - both time around are Christmas.
  • Glad Tidings can be stitched on any dusty blue or gray fabric -- something to make it look like a quiet, frosty winter evening. It finishes about 2 x 3-1/2 on 32ct and is stitched with bits of Weeks hand-dyed floss or DMC.
  • Christmas Night says: Stockings hung, lights a glow, 'tis the night of Christmas. Cute as a pin cushion, it'll finish about 5 x 5 on 28ct. The small chart includes a few bead embellishments.

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.

Autumn Acres Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more
Autumn Acres Farm
from Hands On Design
The 3rd design in Cathy and Priscilla's seasonal FARM Chalk-Art-Inspired series... doesn't this look like the busiest morning at the Farmer's Market??? The scarecrow is all smiles as he guards the pumpkins, roosters are hanging pumpkin garland and there's Calvin the Cat hitching a ride in the truck!

Presented as a chart, the main piece measures 165 x 127 in stitch count, the matching sign is just 140 x 53.

MH21-1811 Snowman Greetings, MH21-1812 Royal Snowflake, MH21-1813 Icy Evergreen, MH21-1814 Christmas Poinsettia, MH21-1815 Midnight Snowfall, MH21-1816 Crimson Cardinal from Mill Hill - click for more
Little Beaded Holiday Ornaments from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has a new set of six 2 x 3 ornament designs that can be stitched individually or mounted together -- back to back! The cute snowman could pair with the cardinal... the poinsettia and tree together and then the two flakes!

Bright, pretty colors, these are offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart and needles, and all the necessary glass beads and DMC flosses. Always sparkly and colorful on your Christmas Tree!

Pumpkin Spice Everything from Scarlett House - click for more Pumpkin Spice Everything
from The Scarlett House
Tanya Brockmeyer has a new pin cushion design... this sends us right into Fall and Thanksgiving Season!!!

Finishing just 3 x 5-1/2 on 36ct Dirty Edinburgh Linen, and stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it is trimmed with Lady Dot's Jack-colored hand-dyed chenille trim. Makes me want to go downstairs and bake something that smells good!!!!

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!

Presenting 2018 Halloween Releases from Just Nan -- Due in the shop August 28th!
OH... nobody does Halloween like Nan! Everybody LOVES her colors, all the tiny critters and frightening creepies. Everything is so full of teeny details... every side of each cube and mouse is different... so here we go! Hazel FunWitch Mouse and Witching Hour Cube from Just Nan
  • Hazel FunWitch Mouse is cousin to Miss Witchy Mouse and Witchy's Sister Mouse! Hazel's goal is to ride so high she can sweep the stars from the sky! Her colorful dress features stars, spiders and a ghost pumpkin. She wears a purple hat trimmed with a swampy-colored green crystal and rides a broom of orange Weeks Dye Works Houndstooth hand-dyed wool!

    Stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast, she finishes just 2 inches tall -- stitched area is approx 2 x 3. When she isn't flying through the sky, she prefers to sit on her Witching Hour Cube. Her chart comes with hat, tail, beads and buttons, star sequins and broom wool. All you need to add is a bit of stuffing for her, and a toothpick for her broom handle!
    NOTE! Hazel FunWitch Mouse IS on our auto-ship program, the Cube is NOT.

  • Witching Hour Cube Wow... A companion to Nan's other stitched cubes, Witching Hour is charming and enchanting... the perfect spot to perch ANY of your Just Nan Witch Mice! In Nan's words: It's that eerie purple hour on Halloween eve when witches ride across the moon. All of the usual Halloween suspects turn out to watch on this moonlit cube: a wide-eyed owl, bats and cats, Mr bones in a witch hat, a ghost lingering in a tree, grinning jack-o-lanterns, spooky spiders and 2 little mice wearing their witch hats.

    Harvest Hoots Needle Slide from Just Nan Presented as a chart with embellishments and finishing instructions. Embellishments include midnight hex beads to dance around the base, a black satin witch on her broom that you attach to the moon, and 4 orange crystal beads to decorate the tops of the side seams. Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Peoria Purple linen with DMC and Week's flosses (Moss, Pepperoncini, Persimmon, Peoria Purple), the little cube finishes approx 1-1/2 x 2 inches! So cute, it's SCARY!

  • Harvest Hoots The newest little metal needle slide by Nan... it features 3 cute owls embellished with orange and purple swirly sequins.
    There is a magnet inside to grab your needles.

#42 Angels from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #35 A Prairie Garden from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more A Prairie Garden and PGII from The Prairie Schooler
Oh... I remember these! Originally published in 1992 and 1999... between these two reprints, you have 24 of the same-sized stylized florals to mix and match as you wish! Each block measures 45 x 45 stitches... do 'em over one for 24 tiny pin cushions in a basket!

Join them in a long line to make one of those draft-stoppers for a windowsill. Make them into little individual stand-up blocks. ORRRRR... just get the charts, and enjoy looking at them once in a while... 'planning for the future!'

Not-so-Gruesome-Twosome from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
from Val's Stuff
What a cute pair of paper ornaments... these two finish approx 2 x 3 in size.

Val's kit comes with both charts, 14ct perforated paper for each, green pumpkin leaf wool, felt balls for eyes, and a length of green ribbon for the bow tie. Eyes, the candy corn nose and little star buttons are also included to make this happy-looking pair a delightful Halloween decoration.
Bat Kit Crazy from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more! I'm On Pins & Needles from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
Val *DUG UP (bwa-ha-ha-ha!)... as in 'un-earthed from her designer closet... a few more of these darling little Halloween designs! Supplies are limited!
  • Bat Kit Crazy - These are the CUTEST! Make this flying bat with wings stitched on perforated paper. You add his felt ball body and ball eyes... stitch on black eyes and some little clay fangs and he's finished! Charts for Going Batty, Bite Me and Just Batty are included in the kit.
    All you'll add are bits of floss from your stash. Kit contains the charts, paper, green or purple felt ball, matching green or purple week's felt to back your bat, his white eye balls, black button eyes, and fang buttons. He finishes approx 1-1/2 x 6 inches in size!
  • I'm On Pins & Needles - is a Limited Edition Kit. Finishing only 3 x 3 on the provided 14ct brown perforated paper, you get the clay eye and heart, glow-in-the-dark thread to wrap around his tummy, the stick pins, AND the cut of mangy greyed wool to cut out your very own little doll!!! So stink'in cute!!!! You'll need a bit of black floss for the straight stitches around him.

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!

The Autumn 2018 Issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher -- Autumn 2018 Issue
We always look forward to the quarterly releases of this magazine. A combination of 7 on-the-primitive-side cross stitch designs and 7 more punch needle projects, each page is beautifully prepared with great photographs, actual-sized patterns and templates of the designs.

Heavy, glossy paper, it is a delight to page through! We have several back issues still available in the shop. I hesitate to call this a 'magazine' really... it's much more like a permanent pattern book!

Presenting a Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Part 8 of A Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more August -- A year of Animal Fun & Frolics! by Tiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist is 8 months into this delightful set of small monthly charts of baby animals. January has a sledding badger, Feb has giraffes in love. May features a honey bear and bees... June has a picnic-ing fox and squirrel pair. July's was the cutest with a flamingo and a crab... and here comes August -- with a beaver and little deer toasting marshmallows.

Each finishes just 4 x 4-ish.They can be stitched indivdually, or joined together inside her freebie border design. We offer an auto-ship on this series, so you can still join and catch-up on them. Just the cutest, we like the unusual animals she is featuring... super cute for a child's playroom!!!

Loose Feathers #8 -- The Summer Beaming Forth from Blackbird - click for more
The Summer Beaming Forth
from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird's eighth installment of their Loose Feathers 'For The Birds' series is here. A pretty golden house with pastel pink and buttercreme flowers in the garden... the bluebirds stand out in soft contrast.

Finishing 5 x 5 on 36ct Oaken by Picture This Plus, it is worked with the same color palette as the rest of the designs in this series. Offered as a small chart.

Fragments in Time 2018 #5 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #6 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #7 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #8 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
Fragments in Time 2018 from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has finished her 4th annual set of Fragments in Time designs. These for 2018 celebrated sampler cartouches. A gorgeous color palette this year, each of the eight small card designs has been finished into a pin cushion trimmed with Lady Dot's chenille trim and backed with her matching hand-dyed velveteen.

Yummy colors of Ribbon Red, Aged Pewter, Toffee, Currant, Mint Julep and Antique Rose, this is a charming collection of small designs. Beth Ann has a complimentary border design available to join them all together in one framed piece as an alternative finishing treatment. We still have her other three years of Fragments in Time available... enjoy the browse farther down on her page!

Push Light Magnifier - click for more Push Light Magnifier - click for more
Push Light Magnifier
Oh this is cool and very handy little thing! This is a LED-lighted personal magnifier. Simply press down on the metal rim, and inside... it lights up... to magnify your viewing field 5 times the size! PERFECT to see needlework stitches, fabric threads, needlepoint stitch details, a stubborn knot... your instructions, a needle's eye, a sliver... ANYTHING you can't see right now! It is designed to sit on top of your project or paper, but you can hold it in your hand as well.

REALLY REALLY NICE! It comes with a very stiff microfibre zip-closure protective carrying case, and a microfibre lens cleaning cloth (because my hubby turned mine off by pressing on the lens instead of the ring and leaving a nice big fingerprint!). It automatically turns off after 10 minutes in case you forgot about it... it's just the most wonderful thing for seeing stitch detail! Weighing less than 8 ounces, it measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and stands1-3/4 inches tall.

Thanksgiving Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Thanksgiving Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler has a new piece that celebrates Thanksgiving. A pair of gorgeous motifs -- the turkey and cornucopia both stitched over one thread -- are stunning. The basket at the top of the piece is nothing to ignore either! *The year has turned it's circle, the seasons come and go. The harvest all is gathered in and chilly north winds blow. Orchards have shared their treasures, the fields their yellow strain. So open wide the doorway Thanksgiving comes again.*

Finishing 4-1/2 x 14 on 28ct Clay linen, this is loaded with specialty stitches all worked with numerous solid and hand-dyed silks and garnished with cream and gold glass beads. They have beautiful stitch diagrams and charts in here, along with some great close-up stitching pics... stitch just a few parts or the entire sampler.

XS174 Two Lamb's Tails from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS341 American Primitives from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS116 Harvest at the Mill from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS 190 Season's Greetings from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter -- 4 New Charts from Teresa Kogut
  • Two Lamb's Tails -- This is stitched on Week's Dye Works Tin Roof Linen. It is completely covered, so you can probably get away with changing fabrics if you desire -- as none of it will show anyway! With a solid stitch count of 200 x 104, this will finish a generous 12-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 32ct. The background is all Swamp Water... the sheep are Oak, and the flowers are Red Rocls. Gorgeous colors... just lots of stitches!!!
  • American Primitives -- This is a fun design to celebrate Summertime... Uncle Sam in his finery, another piece that is entirely covered in stitching... another chance to change your fabric 'safely' if you want! Finishing approx 5 x 7 on 35ct, beautiful colors of DMC and Weeks.
  • Harvest at the Mill -- Coming into Fall and the sunflowers, this is stitched on Weeks Parchment linen with Weeks and DMC floss. Finishing approx 5-1/2 x 8 on 35ct. the fabric comes in many sizes, so you have options. I love the flowers -- they'd make pretty pin cushions!
  • Season's Greetings -- A warming Winter Greeting... only there's no snow yet!!!! I think you need to 'frost' the trees and grass with a little white stitching... otherwise this snowman greeter won't stay happy for very long! Finishes approx 11-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 35ct... Teresa chose Cornsilk-colored Weeks linen which has a yellow-green cast to it. It all has a retro-vintage feel to it... so I am not sure you'd want to change that part to a winter gray... the colors are pretty the way they are!
PN180 Santa Knows from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
Santa Knows
from Teresa Kogut
Teresa Kogut has a delightful new Punch Needle design that is aimed straight at all of us WOOL LOVERS! *Santa knows your heart that's true... so he's bringing wool for you!*

What a fun decoration for a wool applique nut, or a knitter or a spinner. Presented as a line drawing to be transferred onto the provided weaver's cloth, this is punched with a #3 needle using Weeks and DMC flosses. It finishes approx 6-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. 4 New Cross Stitch charts as well... more fun things to add to your stash! (Remember, please, that the Punch Needle designs are grouped together on the bottom half of her page.)

Painted Threads from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Growing Love from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Common Thread Stitcher's Mat from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more
Painted Threads, Growing Love & Common Thread Stitcher's Mat from Threadwork Primitives
Here are three designs by Threadwork Primitives that are not new... but we have finally organized them together for you! All presented as charts, everything uses hand-dyed flosses and various neutral shades of hand-dyed linens.
  • Painted Threads finishes 7 x 4-1/4 on 36ct. Just 7 colors on here... really sweet. The center floral urn would make a stunning pin cushion -- it's only 40 x 40!
  • Growing Love finishes 6 x 8. Inspired by an antique oval needlebook, the design shape lends itself to that treatment -- pretty and unique.
  • Common Thread Stitcher's Mat is a really neat finishing idea. A petite 6-1/2 x 9, what a fun place to park you needles and place your scissors. Finish it with antique fabric on the back, and roll it up... can you see the velvet pin cushion in the pic? Tuck that inside, wrap the stitching around it, and tie it all closed with that gorgeous rayon ribbon! (Lady Dot dyes gorgeous velveteen... and Shepherd's Bush hand-dyes ribbon like this.... choose a piece of velvet and a length of ribbon, and match your mat fabric and threads to it! YUM!)

Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has done a half-sized Christmas Scene, and finished it into a drum-shape just for fun! Measuring less than half the size of their huge Christmas Scenes, this finishes 14-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32ct. You can frame it, or roll it into the round shape and make a 4 x 6 giant pin cushion! Stitched with hand-dyed or DMC flosses, it is super-cute! Santa is flying through they sky behind his team of reindeer... so those little ones down below better get home to bed soon!!!! He's on his way!

Presented as the chart, the JABCO button embellishments are offered separately -- HOWEVER -- it is confusing. The button pack contains the snowmen, moon and star for the framed piece as well as the Santa face button you see on top of the drum. THEN, when they sent us the model, they had a set of JABCO Pin Mini's stuck in the top of the drum -- and they are a miniature matching Santa face, peppermint and holly leaf. You'll need the *pins* only if you finish this into the drum shape. For a limited time, we have a few finishing kits that contain their red finishing fabric, cord, finishing buttons and stiffener.

Antique Scissors and Spools from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Antique Scissors and Spools
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here's a cute little design that appeals to every stitcher! Especially the scissor-hoarders! Stitch count is 80 x 90. Choose any fabric you want, and any color thread you want!

Theresa had some old lace, she added that... she says *do whatever you want!!!* Add a pocket to it somewhere to hold scissors... add some fun trim on the edges... make matching cushions for all your stitch buddies... anything! Offered as a chart.

Le Needle Bird - click for more Le Needle Bird
This is a fun little gadget... it's a needle threader with a thread cutter. Just the sweetest little wisp of a thing, it measures only 2 inches and only about 1/8 an inch thick, so it'll fit into bitty sewing cases and our Needle Safes.

Flip up the plastic guard over the beak -- there is a threader there! It features a notch that will grab your thread before you pull it back out. Then, you even have a recessed blade there to cut your thread if you need it. Just small and fun, they come in assorted pastel colors. Get 6 and we'll toss in a 7th for FREE!

Needle Beetles - click for more Needle Beetles
Well, these are the COOLEST little lighted needle threaders! A little 1-3/4 x 1/2 inch Needle Beetle fits right into your hand... it features a retractable wire needle threader that lights up!

See the colored dot? Push it forward... out comes the wire, on comes the light for easy threading. There is even a tiny slit on the right side with
a recessed blade to cut thread!Needle Beetles - click for more There is a lanyard hole to attach your beetle to something.

Because the threader retracts, it is protected from damage. There are finger grips on that little button and the bottom of the beetle... and the battery lasts for up to 3000 threadings!!!!! Absolutely the cutest things... and super-functional!!! Available in yellow, green or red... because beetles come in all those colors!
NOTE: These little guys are 1/2 an inch thick so have to be postmarked at 'package rate.' We're happy to send you just one Beetle, but suggest you piggy back her with something else to save on shipping costs.

JCS 2018 Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue - click to see more
The Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue
For the zillionth year in a row, here is the annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine's Christmas Ornament Issue. Shipping to us August 31st, we're taking reservations now. 65 Charts of ornaments from varied designers, some are exceptional, some are collectable, and some are truthfully not as great as the rest. (But you know, when they're on your tree at Christmas -- they all shine like a bride!)

JCS has a DVD of previous year's magazine editions -- all PDF's -- all searchable -- a totally great deal! Check that out as well.

The 2018 Collector's Halloween Just Cross Stitch Issue - click to see more
The 2018 Collector's Halloween Just Cross Stitch Issue
It's here... this year's presentation by Just Cross Stitch Magazine of 64 Halloween projects. There is a Ghoul Bus in here, a plate full of spiders and bugs that says *Snack Time*... and even Ghouls and Boos signs!

From small all the way to super-intricate designs, everything is Halloween related and lots of them are super-cute. Nice, large pics of each and clear charts... a pretty good deal of 64 charts for $9.99! Available till they sell out -- probably right after Halloween this year.

Stage Fright from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Joyous Offering from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Bee Grateful from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
Three New Punch Needle Designs from Threads That Bind
Punch Needle is totally different than Cross Stitch... it produces pieces that look like miniature hooked rugs. We have an in-shop demo gal, but U-Tube can also offer good instruction for this. Designs are printed as line drawing on Weaver's cloth -- a muslin that has synthetic in it for strength. You need a super-tight-holding hoop (which we have) and the special needles (which we also have), and all you do is poke the needle up and down into your fabric to make the bitty loops of thread.

Threads That Bind has tons of charming designs... these are three of her newest! Stage Fright finishes approx 5-1/2 x 5-1/2, Joyous Offering is 5-1/4 x 5-3/4, and Bee Grateful is 6 x 9.

A Visit From St Nick Kits MH171831 thru MH171834 from Mill Hill - click for more
A Visit From St Nick Kits from Mill Hill
Mill Hill is debuting a quartet of designs all stitched on 16ct Aida and garnished with their beads!
Describing each design --
  • The Stockings Were Hung on the chimney with care...
  • as The Children Were Nestled in their beds.
  • A Jolly Old Elf appeared and left gifts for all the good girls and boys.
  • Then as quick as St Nick appeared, he could be seen flying away saying To All a Good Night!
You can follow the favorite poem with each of these! Offered as complete kits of the 16ct Aida and Mill Hill beads, each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square -- the same size as the regular Mill Hill Button & Bead Kits.
Bohin SN29 Gold Preemie
2-5/8 Preemie Scissors by Bohin
Directly from France, we have these delightful little shiny gold scissors that are a teeny 2-5/8 inch in size. A petite size, these have a fairly sharp point, and I think a very slightly serrated blade. Serration -- that is the texturing on the blades -- like a ripply tomato or steak knife. It holds your thread in place better so when you cut; it's clean. (Your thread hasn't slid on the scissor blade and given you a frayed cut.)

The gold on these looks elegant... they are NOT a 'cheapie looking' pair of scissors!!! Very Nice!

Our new Flax
New Arrivals in FLAX! The Fall Neutrals Two Collection
We have just a smattering of some pretty FLAX tops in -- two delicious styles of Tunics in four mouthwatering colors!!! We ordered some black pants and white tanks in this collection, but the main pieces are the two tops in the pics.

Gorgeous colors and really nice sleeve lengths and necklines; wear the Vintage shirt one open or closed, wear them with skirts or leggings or just jeans!

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
Reservations are open NOW for a few weeks till we are full... registering entitles you to all 6 kits. 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!

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.
Antique Sampler Fragment 1834 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more Band of Roses 1845 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more
Headmistress Samplers from Cross Stitch Antiques
These are two different sampler reproductions by Kathleen Littleton of Cross Stitch Antiques. (A very accomplished needle artist... between raising her 14 children, earning a law degree, and Masters degree in Theology, she designs samplers and runs an 1870's authentic general store in her hometown of Frankfort IL.) Presented in leaflet format, they are BEAUTIFUL! Coded for DMC floss, the colors you see on the covers and on the original samplers look alike -- nothing has faded in her originals -- and she has kept the pretty colors in her reproductions.
  • Antique Sampler Fragment 1834 -- Finishes approx 5 x 11 on 36ct. Since it is an actual fragment of the original piece, do you have the nerve to distress your linen like this?!
  • Band of Roses 1845 -- Finishes approx 17 inches square on 32ct. The florals in this are stunning!!! Think about little pin cushions -- maybe then you can stitch a little of this and pretend you can get the whole thing finished!!!!
14th Edition of the Quilter's Travel Companion and Crafter's Guide - click to see more
Presenting the Quilter's Travel Companion & Crafters Guide, 15th Edition
The newest Mega-Directory has arrived -- it centers around Quilt shops, but actually encompasses TONS of related shops -- like The Silver Needle! Glossy, colorful pages -- 432 of them -- jammed with 1000's of ads for shops all across the US and Canada, there is also a very comprehensive section on Retreat Facilities!

Everything mapped out for each state, besides the yummy ads, there are listings of every single shop they could find in each state -- whether or not that shop purchased an ad in here -- so it is FULL of glorious information!!!! It is 8-1/2 x 11, and weighs 2-1/2 pounds!!!! It's a Road Trip Bible!

Mill Hill 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection - click for more
Presenting the 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection! from Mill Hill
Buttons & Beads
These are the favorite 5 x 5 designs stitched with DMC and beads on 14ct perforated paper. We stitch our shop models on 14/28ct fabric instead... but either way these are fun to work up, and super on eye-appeal! Complete kits contain the chart, paper, flosses, beads and a button.

Merry Little Christmas and Brightly Shining are a pair -- hang them side by side. Penguin friends are decorating their igloo... I LOVE that cabin-in-the-woods -- complete with happy snowman in the yard, and the ornament trio is glisteny and elegant. The Cobbler Shop is this year's installment to Mill Hill's village series, and it's cute.

Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits from Mill Hill
Here is the annual set of ornament designs -- these all finish approx 2 x 3 each.

Presented as small kits of 14ct perforated paper with beads and floss, they are a perfect tree ornament size, and since they are so lightweight, they hang perfectly where you put them on your branches.

The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill
Every year for the past 20 years now... we have been given a new set of paper Santas! These three are #58, 59 and 60 in the set!!!!! Celebrating our National Parks, they join the other 19 sets of Musical, Rocky Mountain, Caribbean, Seafaring... and all the rest!

Finishing approx 3 x 5 on the included perforated paper, they don't have lots of beading on them... more cross stitch. You HAVE to have them if you have ever vacationed in one of the parks... or if they kind of remind you of a man in your life!

Introducing Daisy Mouse on her Summer Mouse Garden Scissor Roll! from Just Nan
Daisy Mouse on her Summer Mouse Garden Scissor Roll from Just Nan Just Nan is announcing a new set of designs -- a series of scissor rolls called Mouse on a Roll -- and Daisy Mouse is the first!!!! Shipping the first week of June (that's like 3 weeks from now!), Daisy (approx 1-inch in size) is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Blush Linen. She is guardian of her Garden Roll (approx 10 inches long but only 2 inches high when rolled) that is stitched on Weeks 32ct Lilac Linen with DMC floss.

Darling, darling, darling, Daisy's garden scenes decorate the outside of her roll. There is a birdhouse scene surrounded by lavender flowers. Another scene features a hanging flower basket above her koi pond. There are sunflowers around a shiny glass gazing ball, and a blue pottery pot beneath her rose trellis. Tiny daisy chains separate the scenes which are grounded with bargello grass patterns. The scenes are embellished with white and lavender pearls and a gold lotus flower closure.

Inside, Nan says, 4 little helper mice are scurrying along the garden path to the scissor house -- a padded pocket for your 3-1/2 or 4-inch embroidery scissors. *Follow a mouse to the scissor house*! Daisy is adorned with flowers and a white daisy hat, she has a wired tail and is holding a miniature skein of floss!!!!!

Pattern comes with all the necessary embellishments -- overdyed sage green wool, her wired string tail, antique brass button mouse base, flower hat, beads, pearls and gold lotus bead -- along with the 8-page stitch guide with full assembly instructions. Fabrics and DMC offered separately.
WE WILL OFFER AN AUTO-SHIP for the rest of the Scissor Roll Houses in this series -- they will all release in 2019.

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825 from Just Stitching Along - click to see more

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825
from Just Stitching Along
This is a STUNNING reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1825. Finishing approx 15 x 22 on 36ct, the chart is coded for DMC or silk threads. The colors in this are beautiful!!!! Rich reds and greens, the border is pretty and balanced.

All the interior pots and vines are organized and all lined up neatly. The red house anchors everything down at the bottom... and notice how those motifs are centered above it?

Mill Hill Fall 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Annual Set of Fall Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill
Here is this year's set of these charming 5 x 5 beaded and stitched designs! This year, we have some different designs... the Wanda'a Wands shop features glow-in-the-dark thread! All presented as complete kits of chart, DMC flosses, needles, Mill Hill glass beads and a button for garnish, along with a cut of 14ct perforated paper.

We love to stitch these on either 28ct linen or 14ct aida and then stuff them into little hanging pillow, but they are also REALLY nice simply stitched on the paper and framed. (Mill Hill frames specified on the back of the kits can be special ordered... but we've seen some custom framed and they are drop-dead gorgeous!)

The Autumn Harvest 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Autumn Harvest 2018 Set from Mill Hill
This season's newest ornament-sized designs are here! Complete kits of paper, chart, needles, beads and floss, all of these finish approx 3 inches each.

Year after Year we always love these! This time we have a little slice of pepperoni pizza! We don't know WHY you'd stitch a slice of pizza, but I bet this'll be one of the favorites!!!

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.)

Camp We'll-Be-Gone from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
Camp We'll-Be-Gone
from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Oh gosh... don't you want to be here NOW? What a fun little piece to hang at your cabin in the woods!

Finishing approx 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 14ct, this one is charted for DMC floss but has some hand-dyed Weeks Dye works suggestions for the signs and areas that are supposed to be wood.You can personalize this with your cabin's name... just the neatest memories come to mind with this picture!
Hocus Pocus I TOAD front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus II KITTY front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus III PUMPKIN front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus IV OWL front side from Blackberry Lane
The Hocus Pocus Hats! from Blackberry Lane
WOW... talk about a gorgeous and detailed set of pattens!!!! Marie Driskill has designed 4 *faces wearing hats.* Each is Halloween-themed, and TWO-SIDED. Her exquisite shading talents are showcased in all of them... they are STUNNING! Choose to stitch them individually and frame them flat or finish into 8 ornaments... OR make them into little miniature linen hats! She has the templates and instructions included for finishing options. Hocus Pocus black display clamp holding up the hat model from Blackberry Lane

Stitched on Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray, Pumpkin or Peoria Purple Linens, using about 15 different shades of DMC floss (which for Marie, is not a lot!), each face finishes approx 2-3/4 x 3-1/2. Just bitty things, but her charts are nice and large and clear!
You can see the black display clamp in the pics holding up the hats... those are hand-made by Heart's Content's husband... so they are kind of special too! (They're on order, expected soon) Six-inch black iron twisting table clamps!

Get these patterns FIRST before you decide on fabrics and various JABCO embellishments, finishing wools, beads and perle cottons -- there are lots of choices here -- and you need to study them first. (You don't necessarily need all the add-ons) Here are the names for each -- remember, each chart features a front AND back design!
  • Hocus Pocus I (179) -- *Oops ah' Ribbit* features a bright lime-green toad with a pretty purple spotted hat. (This pattern has a charming original poem by Marie about a witch named Theodora who accidentally turned herself into that toad!)
  • Hocus Pocus II (180) -- *Whooo's a Goood Kitty* is a fierce-looking little black cat under a birght orange spotted hat.
  • Hocus Pocus III (181) -- *Sooo Boo-t-ful* This one is a lighted smiling jack-o-lantern with a black hat in top of him -- complete with a sliver of the moon.
  • Hocus Pocus IV (182) -- *Whooo's Scarrred* -- It's a very intent and focused owl with a beautifully patterned hat design.

Jingle all The Way! from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Jingle all The Way! from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches annual Christmas Village scene is here! Totally charming just like it's companions Churchyard Christmas, December Snow and Carolers on the Square, this finishes about the same size -- 13 x 18-1/2 on 32ct Picture This Plus Alchemy hand-dyed linen. The houses are really pretty, there are people and snow and ice and trees everywhere, and of course Santa on his sleigh to fill the evening sky.

ALWAYS eye-catchiing and delightful to look at, you will love stitching these because there are so many small motifs you can keep finishing all along. Using 34 Different colors of hand-dyed or DMC flosses, there are 3 metallic filaments (5760, 003HL, 009HL) and three different beads (42011, 42043, 42102) called for as well. What a favorite memory to come to Grandma's house every year to gaze at this delightful stitched Christmas scene!!!

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!)

The Halo Lamp  from Daylight - click to see more The Halo Lamp - folded -  from Daylight - click to see more The Halo Lamp from Daylight Company
This is an awesome little lamp! Fairly new to the Daylight Company's Line, we have them in stock and really like the features. It's a little table lamp -- weighing LESS THAN 1-1/2 pounds. It folds FLAT -- 1-1/2 inches thick by 13 inches long. It fits in your TOTE BAG! (or between your clothes in your suitcase)

It unfolds into a really nice sized (!) table lamp -- the 12-inch arm tilts, the lens and bulb top tilts AND rotates, and there is a protective cover over the lens. It has three daylight-balanced LED light levels -- meaning it dims -- with the touch of your finger. 6-inch low-profile base, that lens is 3-1/2 inches in diameter with a 5 diopter magnification (most of the lamps on the market are only 3.) You do need electricity to use it... no rechargeable battery system inside. It's clean, it's white, it looks nice, it's SO portable, we are very impressed! Comes in a little box -- 6 x 15 x 2 -- we can Priority Mail this baby for the 2-pound rate!!!

Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 24 - click for more Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 26 - click for more Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 28 - click for more
Pat's Favorite Needles
Designed by Pat Carson of Designs by Gloria & Pat... these are great little needles! Offered in envelopes of 25 needles, we have them in Tapestry 24, 26 and 28.

What makes them special is the super-long eye they feature. Coated in gold -- so it's easy to see, something about these makes them dreamy to use! The #28's fit regular Mill Hill glass beads, and the eye is HUGE compared to beading needles. Just very nice to use!

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