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Honey Bunny Sampler from Artful Offerings - click for more Birthday Bluebirds Biscornu from Just Nan - click for more Fragments in Time 2020 #1 Harmony from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Presenting the 2020 Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more Stitch in the Garden from Hands On Design - click to see more Gingerbread Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Celebrate from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more

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Stitching With The Housewives Buzz of the Bees - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Ronnie & The Bees - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Jolly St Nick & Rudolph - click to see more
Three New Designs Arriving the First Week of June from Stitching With The Housewives!
  • Buzz of the Bees - Stitched on 28ct, the buzz of the bees and chirps of the chicks sound like summer! 6 x 8 In finished size, it uses Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons of 12 Grain, Cherry Cobbler, Ladybug, Onion Skin, Queen Bee, Rain Shower, Steamed Broccoli, Wagon Wheel and Ye Old Gold. This would be cute finished as a little block stand-up.
  • Ronnie & The Bees - A Sip of the Seasons - I think we're getting a new set of designs - Seasonal... and 'whomever' is holding a cute mug 'full of something charming!' Ronnie is a cow, she's surrounded by Summer flowers, and her mug has a bee hive in it, so her drink must be flavored with honey! She's stitched on a medium blue background and finishes about 6 x 8.
  • Jolly St Nick & Rudolph - Black is a little more challenging to stitch on, but this little guy really shows up amidst his glorious greenery and lights border. Again, finishing about 6 x 8 - check out the tiny reindeer poking out of Santa's mug! He is the cutest ever!

Heather's Hedgehog House - A Limited Edition to the Mouse-On-A-Roll Series from Just Nan - click for more Presenting Heather's Hedgehog House - A Limited Edition to the Mouse-On-A-Roll Series from Just Nan
Nan's newest release is due in the shop the first week of June!
Heather Hedgehog lives in a cozy little A Frame house deep in the hedges of a country garden. Outside, the walls are covered with branches, vines, roses, wildflowers and berries. Two violet-painted windows help Heather check for visitors like her good friend Little Hedgie. Inside her home, houndstooth wool keeps her nice and warm. She's even flying her personal hedgehog flag from her roof!

Use DMC and 2 shades of Weeks flosses - Seaweed and Plum - to stitch the house as one piece on weeks 32ct Lilac Linen. Add the matte rose beads for berries. Line the house piece with wool and fold it into the cute a-frame house with the sides joined at the roof line. The house measures just 2 x 2-1/4 and is actually big enough for 2 hedgehogs (which Nan promises do not need to worry about social distancing!). Heather is stitched on 32ct Platinum linen with DMC. Her coat is embellished with grape and antique white beads plus twisted bugle beads pinned in place for the perfect hedgehog look. She is wearing a lavender sequin flower/lilac pearl hat.

Included with the chart are the 8-page stitch guide with finishing instructions, overyded houndstooth wool, signature button base for Heather, sequin flower hat, lilac pearl, hedgehog flag and beads. You'll need to add a few pins and stuffing.
(Heather and her her house ARE part of the Mouse-on-a-roll auto ship - FYI - if you are a part of that!)


Hannah's Garden from Erica Michaels - click for more Constant Companion from Erica Michaels - click for more Charlotte's Berries from Erica Michaels - click for more My Heart Beats True from Erica Michaels - click for more
New Releases from Erica Michaels
  • Hannah's Garden - 'Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them!' Harvest Hannah was one of Linda's first cross stitch designs - she was a leaflet, and made a 6-inch stand-up figure. THIS chart is a re-into of Hannah... you get both the original design in here, as well as the cute little 5 x 7 cushion design. Linda drew Hannah on a 4 x 6 piece of canvas that she displayed at that Market 20 years ago... and then gave it to The Silver Needle to 'store' for her! Ms Hannah still hangs on our walls!
  • Constant Companion - This is a fun pattern - two different verses and ways to stitch this in this chartpack. The linen piece mimics the original antique by using wool treads for the border, but cotton for the verse. The little silk gauze version - which could ALSO be stitched on linen reads: 'No one can look upon the needle without emotion, it is a constant companion throughout the pilgrimage of life' Linda has manipulated the colors on the backgrounds, but the border is exactly the same. Study this pattern a little when you get it to decide how you want to stitch yours.
  • Charlotte's Berries - A trio of linen berries with motifs taken from antique samplers.
  • My Heart Beats True - Stitch this on the tiny gauge silk gauze included in the package (35 or 40ct) or use a larger linen... using Classic Colorworks and Weeks hand-dyed flosses. 2 x 2 or 4 x 5 - depends on your eyes! Sentiment and colors are the same either way, so enjoy!


  • The Summer 2020 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more
    The Summer 2020 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine ships to us June 1st!
    Stuffed full of fun cross stitch and festive punch needle projects all with a summery theme... Teresa Kogut, Heart in Hand, Stitching With The Housewives, and Barbara Ana are among the 17 designers featured.

    Always a treat to page through... the decorating ideas in here are fun, too! Heavy paper, glossy pictures, full-size templates and patterns, it's very well presented. Light on the ads, heavy on content!


    Christmas Eve Couriers Dasher from Mirabilia -- click to see more Princess Elliana from Mirabilia
    Something fun has arrived from Mirabilia - Princess Elliana - a most colorful creature! One of Elliana's claims-to-fame is that she uses all the 35 newest colors of DMC floss that were released a few years ago in the gold collector's tin. Colors 1 through 35... do you have them? (She actually calls for a total of 63 DMC colors.) Well, this delightful creature is stitched on the prettiest shade of Peaceful Purple - either 32ct linen, or 16ct aida.

    The patterns in her dress are inspired by the delicate floral patterns on the china tea sets at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City! She measures 20 x 11, and is garnished with 10 different shades of Mill Hill glass beads along with pink and peach crystal Treasures. All that classic Mirabilia coloring and shading... I look at the chart and my eyes glaze over... then there are some of you that can stitch these in the car! We have the charts available, both fabric options and the embellishment packet at well.


    Flanders Fields Biscornu and Honey Bee Pin Drum from Heartstring Samplery
    Honey Bee Pin Drum from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Flanders Fields Biscornu from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
    • One of the new charts by Heartstrings Samplery, Honey Bee Drum is a small medallion design that is finished into a little drum-shape stand-up. The top features the small hive design, that quilt star with the initial is on the bottom of the piece. Stitched with Weeks Bees Knees, Cattail, Deep Sea, Dirt Road, Grasshopper, Havana, Lancaster Red, Oscar and Red Pear. It finishes only about 3-1/2 inches in diameter and 4 inches high.
    • Flanders Fields Biscornu - A tribute to fallen soldiers of WW1 and the poem by John McCrae, this 102 x 102 square design is stitched over two on 36ct Weeks Confederate Gray Linen with Weeks hand-dyeds of Caper, Carolina Cecil, Concord, Loden, Onyx, and lots of Red rocks. The biscornu features slightly different designs on each side, and is presented as a chart

    Project Quarantine: Stay Home & Stitch! from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Back in Stock!
    Project Quarantine: Stay Home & Stitch! from With Thy Needle & thread
    Look what showed up in our mail this morning! What a fun project to tantalize your stitching fingers and keep your heart happy... Let's Stay Home and Stitch! Stitched on anything you like, the area inside the little hoop is worked over one thread - so keep that in mind when choosing fabric, the satin stitches on the spools of thread will be ok no matter what you use. It finishes approx 3 x 7-1/2 on 36ct.

    Brenda sent a really lovely letter with the shipment... she is donating $1.00 for each of these patterns sold to Center for Disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund. The donations to this fund will support non-profit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those working with the most vulnerable populations. Areas of emphasis include helping health-care workers with purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other protective equipment, supporting quarantined and vulnerable individuals, and hygiene promotion campaigns to limit the spread of the virus.


    Fragments in Time 2020 #6 Simplicity from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2020 #5 Prosperity from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
    Prosperity and Simplicity
    from Summer House Stitche Workes
    Summer House Stitche Workes has released her #5 and #6 of the 2020 set of small Fragments in Time. Her annual set of 3 x 3 pin cushions, this year's set features burnt reds, denim blues and a mustard gold... and they all celebrate virtues.

    Offered as individual small cards, you can choose whichever singles are your favorites or collect the complete sets, which Beth Ann has been creating for 4 years!


    Sweet William Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Hollyhock Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Solomon's Seal Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
    Finishing Kit for Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more The Ladies Garden Journal
    from Summer House Stitche Workes
    Summer House Stitche Workes has a pretty series of garden flowers, each stitched on 32ct Beige linen and finishing 5-1/2 inches square. There are six florals in the set - each offered in a separate chart, and they are coded for DMC or Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses. Sweet William is the first, Hollyhock is number 2, and Solomon's Seal is the third so far... with the last three releasing every 6 weeks or so till September-ish.

    Beth Ann describes them as her whimsical garden! She did a finishing kit for this project - we will have these for a limited time. She's provided 8 unfinished wooden boards, 7 precut to size mat boards, 4 yards of twill tape ribbon, a coordinating Journal cover design, and finishing instructions to construct your stitched set of flowers into this cool zig-zag-folding journal! A fun finishing idea, kind of a surprise presentation if it's folded on your table and someone picks it up to look at it! Each of the six flower panels could be framed or cushioned as well... it's a cheerful set!

    2020 Prairie Schooler Santa Card -- click to see more

    Santa is Arriving Early this Year!
    Our 37th Annual Prairie Schooler Santa is blowing in here via the North Wind by the end of THIS WEEK!

    Always the same size, always the same colors, always the same charming personality, always LOVED every year!

    HWL01 Masked Jack-O-Lantern from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more HWL02 Arched Black Cat from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more HWL09 Moon Witch from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more HWL13 Classic Owl from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more HWL05 Haunted House from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more HWL08 Boo Ghost from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more HWL12 Grinning Jack-O-Lantern With Basket from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more
    Pepperberry's Halloween Lucky 13 - The Halloween Lollipop Series
    Pepperberry's Halloween Lucky 13 - The Halloween Lollipop Series - click to see more Pepperberry Designs has a 13-piece set of Halloween designs that are half-way through their release. We have the first 7, with the next three (3, 6 & 11) due in the shop around July 1st, finishing with the last shipment (4, 7 & 10) September 1st. SO CUTE, they are stitched on a combination of Weeks Dye Works's Chartreuse, Sky, Peoria Purple and Pumpkin shades of their hand-dyed linen with mostly DMC and Weeks flosses, with a few Rainbow Gallery metallics tossed in.

    Each finishes about 4 or 5 inches in size on 32ct.The contour shape on the finishing treatment lets you concentrate on the designs without too much extra fabric showing. They've trimmed them all in the same edging... you could change that if you want... and all of them are stuck onto sticks - like little lollipops.

    I'm thinking they need to be poked into a big 'ol bowl of candy... but I'm not sure the candy would last to hold them up! Each is presented as a single chart. (The first 7 are available now, remaining 6 can be ordered separately or through the auto-ship for future shipment.)

    Fern Ridge's Beaded Bracelets! - click to see more
    Fern Ridge's Beaded Bracelets!
    Here are super-simple Peyote Beaded bracelets by Pat and Peggy of Fern Ridge Collections. Everybody always 'gets' the easy beading part of their fobs... so here are the fobs - only skinnier and much longer! Each beaded band is just about an inch in width, and the ends are literally sewn together around the gorgeous silver sliding closure piece.

    The complete kits contain all the beads, thread and little charms dangling from the design. If you aren't a 'bracelet gal' - just loop these around the strap of your tote bag, or make them as flat ornaments for your Christmas tree!

    Everyone's Uncle has joined this little group this week! The blue bead background is a rich denim blue... he's just the cutest!

    Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My from Erica Michaels - click for more Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My from Erica Michaels - click for more Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My from Erica Michaels - click for more Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My from Erica Michaels - click for more
    Lions, Tigers & Trims! A Lady Dot & Erica Michaels Sewing Roll Collaboration!
    OHhhh.... We took a fun class at Market that earned us the opportunity to bring you this LIMITED and EXCLUSIVE Sewing Roll Project!

    Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My is a charming case project stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Helix Linen using Weeks Glacial Melt hand-dyed flosses. Erica Michaels did the designing - pretty borders, pin cushions and pockets, along with cute design details all over everything! Lady Dot did the finishing materials. Lois has a new color - Polar Ice - and all the finishing components of velveteens, balls, ribbons, lace - everything coordinates with the gorgeous linen and threads.
    You will get the extensive chart pack, full trim package, linen and flosses in your kit.

    AS A BONUS: I put Finisher-Extraordnaire-Mona into the class at the show... and now Mona will be teaching and helping you assemble this in a ONE-DAY Optional Finishing Class! Saturday October 17th, 2020, from 10am to 5 pm, our little Shed shed room will be bursting with you busy stitchers! Space is LIMITED for this additional add-on class! You can purchase JUST the chart and all materials, and do this all yourself... OR ADD ON Mona's class too! Order everything now... and start your pre-stitching!

    Fireworks
    Fireworks Time... Our May 2020 Secret Needle Night Kit
    THANKS! THIS MONTH'S DESIGN HAS SOLD OUT! Click through to learn more about this great monthly program.
    Stitch a little firecracker! Our Secret Needle Night project this month companion's last year's little drum-shaped cracker... so now you might have a pair, (but at least one cute one in case you missed last year's!) Stitched on 18ct white linen it finishes about 4 x 7 flat, and 2 x 4 when rolled. I used Rainbow Gallery's metallic ribbons, velvet, DMC #5 pearl and some fun glass beads, stitched a row of festive bombs and frizzlers, and made them come alive with all those beaded sparks.

    The complete kit (home made and hand made by just us Silver Needle ladies) contains the 18ct fabric, threads and beads. We have an optional finishing materials kit available for a few weeks so you can finish yours just like either of our finishes here - zip-zap! (Our goal is to make you look really good!)


    #10 Prairie Christmas from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #145 Weather Wise from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #199
    Three New Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
    • #10 Prairie Christmas would have originally been published in the summer 1985. Doesn't look like a 35 yr old design to me! Pam and Nancy's set of 12 ornaments - each 46 x 46 stitches.
    • #145 Weather Wise - Two totally fun weather-sayings... the larger pieces are just 110 x 84 (5 x 7) in size, while the smaller ones are just 2 x 3-ish.
    • #199 The Night Before Christmas - One of the very last publications they did, this one sold out right away. Kind of fun to see the whole pictures of the little blocks they cut-off in the main piece!

    Announcing Snow Village #8 Snowball Stand from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
    Snow Village #8 Snowball Stand
    from Country Cottage Needleworks
    Here's the next installment in this cute collection of winter-y festival stands and businesses. We have 3 more charts to go in the series, so joining our auto-ship is an easy way to collect, in case you want them all.

    Each is cute just by itself, too... and individual blocks of them would make a great windowsill decor option. Each 'section' finishes about 3-1/2 inches square, and they all use the same color scheme... see if you have favorites and start those first!


    Coming To America - The Women of the Mayflower from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Coming To America - The Women of the Mayflower from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    With Thy Needle's Coming To America - The Women of the Mayflower - Signup has begun!
    Brenda Gervais is presenting a very limited edition sampler honoring the Pilgrim women who came to America on the Mayflower. 2020 Is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's Sailing and Landing in Cape Cod - these were the women who brought needlework to America! We have Brenda's COMPLETE release-information letter linked below so you can read her fascinating information on this upcoming sampler.
    There is even a little movie!

    Official signup for this sampler kit begins NOW - for the Promised September 6th Release!
    We have complete fabric, thread and chart pricing ready for you... we made a really nice printable info sheet for all the details! You have complete kit options or chart-set-only - All the options include the pretty box, needle minder, freebie bonus chart, and special finishing fabric for the bonus cushion. Kits include the fabric and threads... the chart option does not.

    Such a neat piece to honor the heritage of all of us... Brenda is producing this sampler ONE TIME ONLY. We have until middle June of 2020 to place our shop order... so you'll want to reserve now.

    Secret Santa hd-212 Silent Night from Hands On Design - click to see more Secret Santa hd-213 Merry & Bright from Hands On Design - click to see more Chalk Full #6 Bloom from Hands On Design - click to see more
    New Arrivals from Hands On Design
    • Secret Santas #3 and #4 have arrived! Cute little 2-1/2 x 3-3/4 ornaments... there will be a total of 9 designs in this set... releasing in 8 single charts. The 9th design is SECRET SANTA, and he is made up of parts of each of his other 8 companion designs! The fabric is a bright aqua blue that matches DMC3811 (to give you a reference), and while our linen is sold out we do still have Stephanie's 32 Lugana and 36ct Linen for these! We started an auto-ship for this series - you can still get in on collecting them all... click for details!
    • Chalk Full: Bloom - This is the 6th chalk-art jar (full of something!) in this set of 7. This one has a red jar - just to shake it up a little! Two designs in each chart pack... the Just Another Company Pin set you see in the finishing treatments are also available from us.
    Well Rounded! from Hands On Design - click to see more
    Well Rounded! from Hands On Design
    Cathy Haberman has a new chart coming with 12 'rounds' in it... 3 for each of the 4 seasons. Graduated sizes, each season is stitched on it's own fabric, and trimmed with its own colorway of Lady Dot Trim... so there are a ton of 'ingredients to collect' for these!
    Super cute, if you don't want to make the rounds... just do pin cushions!

    Fabric by Stephanie has special linen packs - we will have them for a very limited time.
    Lady Dot has a twill tape trim pack - we will have IT for a limited time.
    Cathy has a finishing kit, which is ALSO limited ... but the charts will be around for years and years, and they call for DMC, so life is good!
    NOTE! The fabric for the perennial pinwheels finally came in, and we have extra sets. We now have more twill packs in and the fabrics by Stephanie!

    A New Constellation from Plum Street Samplers Liberty Lodge from Plum Street Samplers My Peaceful Home from Plum Street Samplers
    Plum Street Samplers' Newest Releases are on the Way!
    • A New Constellation - A companion to The Heritage Sampler, this piece tells the story of America's most famous seamstress - Betsy Griscom - also known as Betsy Ross. Along with Quaker elements, it features Betsy's three marriages, church and committee meetings she attended... all sorts of interesting stuff! It finishes approx 9 x 10 on 36ct... the floral border is lovely... and if you don't want to commemorate Betsy's marriages in here, stick in your family dates instead!
    • Liberty Lodge - Paulette writes, "This design features an old red truck hauling a basket of fresh flowers back from the Liberty nursery. A lone bald eagle sits top one of the blooms, overlooking the comings and goings of guests in the lodge... None of that is true, of course. But it does have a truck, and an eagle, and a lodge and flowers!" (And since they didn't have red trucks in 1776, we have decided that this is the lodge address, not the year! Just a dinky thing at 5 x 6-ish in size.
    • My Peaceful Home - Here is a rose-colored house surrounded by deer, birds and sheep in the gardens... that sports a huge peacock on the roof! Stitched on 36ct, it finishes just 3 inches high, and 10 inches long - but if you wrap it into the drum shape, it's a petite 3 x 3!
    Blackbird's Sweet Land of Liberty - click for more

    Sweet Land of Liberty from Blackbird Designs
    Freshly Reprinted by Blackbird! Due in the shop this week or next!

    We loved this book the first time around. It even had a reprint of In Full Glory - a very favorite Reward of Merit that had retired! Lots of pages (24), beautiful pics by Alma... we're glad to see it again!
    Blackbird's Summer, Autumn & Winter - click for more Blackbird's Summer, Autumn & Winter Are being reprinted!
    Here is our shop model from years ago - we have always loved this set of 3 leaflets by Blackbird!

    All joined together in our model are Summer - on the left with the strawberries, Autumn - the middle section, and Winter - the right-hand panel.

    In Friendship's Way from Blackbird Designs - click for more In Friendship's Way from Blackbird Designs
    Barb and Alma are also re-leasing this gorgeous book - 40 pages - featuring 12 small designs with a friendship theme... and it's also coming any day! Price was $24 previously, and shouldn't be much different now, we think. As always, Alma's stunning photography is throughout the book and just turning the pages like a story book is delicious!!!

    They begin with a pin cushion in a wire basket, next a lovely bird perched atop a painted and waxed paper mache box. Next is another topper for a wooden box... then a set of six stitched strawberries dedicated to friends, that are showcased in a 4 x 6-ish inch wooden and glass box. There is a framed sampler, and finally a button box that is actually the SAME box as used in Casting a Spell.

    It turns out that ALL THESE FUN FINISHING PIECES ARE AVAILABLE at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns... so they are inexpensive, available, and really easy to transform! (They even give you the stock numbers of the items!) Gorgeous, soft designs, pretty hand-dyed fabrics and flosses... I LOVE, LOVE it!!!

    Those Who Sing from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Daffodils from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Crocus from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
    New Springtime Arrivals from The Drawn Thread!
    Cynthia sends her love via new cross stitch charts! She says everyone needs a little Spring in their stitching right now. Each is presented as a chart, and for a limited time, we have silk packs available for them - as an option.
    • Those Who Sing - *Even in the darkest days, if we search hard enough, we can sometimes still find a song in our heart. I hope you find one!*
      Stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki Linen with Needlepoint and Dinky Dyes hand-dyed silks, she has tucked her favorite specialty stitches into this - to make it textured and full of interest. Finishing 6 x 12 - those leaves are all satiny!
    • Botanical Stitches - Daffodils & Crocus - The next two botanicals in her set... these measure 54 x 54 in stitch count, and like the larger designs - they do include some pretty specialty stitches - just for a little fun!
    Beautiful Things from Lindy Stitches - click for more
    Beautiful Things
    from Lindy Stitches
    *Oh my darling it's true... beautiful things have dents and scratches too.* What a fun little piece! Even though the urn is broken and the fence is a bit crooked, the bird has found a lovely place to be!

    Finishes approx 9-1/2 x 12 on 36ct... actually fairly good sized. Coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks over-dyed flosses.
    Stitching With The Housewives Sam and Liberty - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Long May She Wave - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Presents Truckin' Along July - click to see more
    Three Upcoming Arrivals by Stitching With The Housewives! Get Ready to Celebrate July!
    A trio of new charts are due to arrive May 5th...
    • Sam and Liberty - Stitched on 28ct - Priscilla offers coffee-dying instructions to color and distress your fabric - this measures abut 9 x 13 and is stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds. Uncle Sam is holding a mug - with a baby eagle poking out. There are tiny quilt motifs and little flags in the background but the bitty chickens in here are the BEST - Sam has one perched on his hat.
    • Long May She Wave - A cute little blue farm truck all loaded down with summer splendor, this is stitched on any chalkboard-y/gunmetal colored fabric you can see to work on! Finishing approx 9 x 11 on 14/28ct, you are using either DMC or Classic Colorworks flosses. I love the billowy flag.
    • Truckin along - July - This is the second of 12 monthly farm trucks - again all decked out for the seasons. July's has a little kitty on the hood! Stitched on any chalkboard/gunmetal fabric you like, these all have a top and bottom panel to the designs - top measures about 3 x 7, bottom about 5 x 7. You are seeing a big bow and daisy in the center of the piece - that is the finishing, so you can either 'split' your piece, or just stitch the top and bottom areas together. More of the cutest chickens and flags in here!

    Announcing the Return of Common Ground and Silkwood Manor from Just Nan! They're Here!
    Silkwood Manor with Embellishments & Mini Slide from Just Nan - click for more Common Ground with Embellishments & Mini Slide from Just Nan - click for more To quote Nan, "These are lovely, longer projects for our current stay at home world. Each leaflet includes graphs and instructions for needle books. The printing company who did the original 6-page leaflets was no longer in business, the charm manufacturer closed its doors, but we have persevered. The leaflets have a new format, the beads are the same, and we have found the charms from the original manufacturer at another source. Plus, we are adding Mini Slides with floral motifs from each sampler."
    • Common Ground with Embellishments & Mini Slide
      Special Edition of 300
      Common Ground is a tribute to generations of sampler makers, featuring an arcaded floral border, original verse, traditional bands of birds and flowers, and an enchanting pastoral scene.
      Charted for 28 count natural linen in silk or floss, the finished size is 13 1/2" H X 9 1/4" W. Stitcher will need 1 skein of Gentle Art #7069 Summer Shower.
    • Silkwood Manor with Embellishments & Mini Slide
      Special Edition of 200
      Silkwood Manor features a stately brick manor house with glorious spring flowers, historical verse, romping rabbits and a magical fountain.
      Charted for 28 or 30 count creamy linen in silk or floss, finished size is also 13 1/2" X 9 1/4."


    We have 16 beautiful new arrivals by Marjorie Massey.
    Even though she's French... we can still read the chart symbols and our familiar DMC color numbers! (Her chart titles are very confusing and numbering is not consistent, so we'll try to do our best labeling them in our mouse-overs and dropdowns!) All are available in chart format, very clear, colored graphs. Remember, you can change colors and fabrics - it's YOUR stitching!!!!
    Quaker Street from Marjorie Massey - click for more PR5 Style Prairie Sampler Primitif from Marjorie Massey - click for more
    • Quaker Street is charming! (says 'Style - Quaker' on the cover) Loads of Quaker motifs, the cute houses, and lots of alphabets in case you forgot one (!). It is stitched in only one thread color of your choice. It measures 298 x 162 - so finishes approx 15 x 9 on 18/36ct. Just delightful - there are cute details everywhere in here - do you see the cat weather vane?
    • Sampler Primitif - (says 'Style - Prairie' on the cover) Love, Patience, Home and Peace are all spelled out on here - busy-ness everywhere! DMC's of 3799, 926, 3768, 924, 646 and 645, it measures 210 x 140 - so 14 x 9 on 32ct.


    Roam America Postcard from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Cape Hatteras Postcard from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Great Smokey Mountains Postcard from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
    Cute 'Postcards' from your Travels! from Open Road Abode Needleworks
    Open Road Abode's cute little campers go all over the USA! What a fun reminder of the travels that lay ahead of us! This is a fun little collection of campers - all of them finish about 4 x 6 in size. Stitch them in one color - or go through your stash and find some colors you like. They are meant to be cute and quick. Fun to frame with trip pictures, or hang 'em in your camper!

    Open Road has a whole collection of National Parks and cute RV designs... you'll see 16 more like these on her page, along with a few larger cabin designs as well. There are 7 offerings that are actually 'postcards' - small charts on postcard sized cardstock. Pictured above are 3 of them... click through to see the rest. Summer IS coming!


    Another Year Creeps By from Ink Circles - click to see more Another Year Creeps By
    from Ink Circles
    This is a delightful set of crooked little mandalas by Ink Circles - look closely - all Halloween-themed! Originally published as 12 monthly charts, this is the entire collection stitched as one. Tracy named each 3-1/2 inch panel - try to identify them! A Bone to Pick, A Little Batty, Amazing Ginsu, Black-Eyed Susan, Boxelders, Calamari Breath, Head Case, Ride This One Out, Rosy Outlook, Squash Watch, Sum of Your Fears, and Time for One More Stitch.

    You can make individual pin cushions, or use the border and join them all together - the whole thing measures about 10 x 13 on 40ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons or DMC, it's really a very fun piece!!!
    Heartware Stoneware Bowls from Heart in Hand - click for more Pocket Round Snowman from Heart in Hand - click for more Pocket Round Flower from Heart in Hand - click for more
    Heartware Small Stoneware Bowl and Pocket Round Snowman & Flower Charts from Heart in Hand
    Oh is this a charming little bowl! Heart in Hand's newest stoneware piece measures a mere 2-3/4 inches in diameter and only 1-1/2 inches in height! Cecelia has designed several small designs to be finished into fabric lids for this little guy... so you can have a stitched Ort Bowl! A soft, neutral gray color... go through your stash and find some bitty designs for these. Make a bunch of lids so you can change 'em out!

    The Pocket Round Snowman and Flower are mis-leading on here. Truthfully, they stitched them on 32ct fabric... but then finished them into a round lid that is much larger than the 2-3/4 top on the bowl. You can assemble them much smaller - getting rid of all that extra fabric showing on the tops - and they'll fit closer to the top of the bowls.
    The Whirligig patterns will also fit these small bowls - just do them over one thread!

    Smallest Things Sampler from Heart in Hand - click for more

    Smallest Things Sampler from Heart in Hand
    *Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart!* One of Heart in Hand's newest releases, this cute little nursery piece measures just 5 x 5 on 32ct.

    There is an alphabet for personalization, along with two wooden button embellishments. Sweet and small, just like the Little Thing that is taking up all the heart-room! Presented as the chart with embellishments.
    Serenita di Campagna Stagioni #3 Animals - click to see more Serenita di Campagna Stagioni #4 Birds - click to see more
    Birds and Animals for the Seasons - I Colori delle stagioni #3 and #4
    We have come across two set of designs - Birds and Animals for the 4 Seasons - that are charming! From Serenila di Campagna, they come from Italy, and include the seasons charted in English, French and Italian.

    The animals one features a cat, squirrel, geese and rabbit... each abut 90 x 50 in stitch count - without their seasons' name below.

    The birds are about the same size. I believe all are stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen, and they are coded for tons of luscious DMC colors! Stitch them together as long pieces, or simply the smaller animals.

    Hallows' Eve Haunting from Autumn Lane Stitching - click to see more Midnight Brew from Autumn Lane Stitching - click to see more Moon's Out Brooms Out from Autumn Lane Stitching - click to see more Woodland Santa from Autumn Lane Stitching - click to see more
    Some Dramatic Pieces from Autumn Lane Stitching
    Here are 4 designs that are coded for DMC floss, but beg for some fun metallics to be added in - by YOU!
    • Hallows' Eve Haunting - This is worked on Picture This Plus's Murky - which comes in several counts of aida and linen. You're going to need 4 skeins of black floss, and probably some gold metallics for those windows and that moon! It finishes 10 x 13-1/2 on 14/28ct.
    • Midnight Brew - This one needs 7 skeins of DMC black! It does call for some glow-in-the-dark thread... really a fun scene! Fabric information is supplied in the chart.
    • Moon's Out Brooms Out - A fun Retro-look to this one! Choose a dark blue to mimic night sky, this one finishes about 8 x 11 on 32ct.
    • Woodland Santa - Stitched on a Star Sapphire-colored fabric, DMC flosses, he finishes approx 6 x 15 on 32ct. Easy to tell from the digital image on here that metallics would be fun and pretty easy to add.

    Pavae for These Times from Long Dog Samplers - click for more ANZAK from Long Dog Samplers - click for more ANZAK and Pavae for These Times
    from Long Dog Samplers
    We have received two new single-color chart designs by Long Dog Samplers this week! Stitch them on whatever you like, and use the color YOU want... or a bunch of different ones!
    • ANZAK stands for Australians and New Zealanders Adore Krosstitch! So... if you study this a little, you'll find all sorts of charming animals and motifs - all of them make up this cool design! Measuring 233 x 243, it'll finish 13 inches on 18/36ct.
    • Pavane for These Times *A Dance for These Times* offers advice in its verse: Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you. Measures 199 x 235.

    Thanksgiving Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
    I Love My Cat Sampler
    from The Victoria Sampler
    Well, your cat won't know if you stitch this or not... but he might sit in your lap while you do! *Croucher, jumper, sweet face bumper, stealthy creeper, armchair sleeper, my cat.* Pull out those two rows of the cats, stitch them in along row, and finish it into a drum shape - might be really cute!

    Presented as a leaflet with separate accessory pack of the silks and embellishments, it finishes only 4-1/2 x 12-1/2 on 28ct Natural linen - those kitty rows are only 25 stitches high! Thea has a Dog Sampler too... depends on your favorite pet!
    Fresh New Kits for Autumn and Halloween - by Mill Hill!
    Oh wow... something fun and new from Mill Hill... in plenty of time to get them stitched for this Fall!
    Here we go...

    Presenting the 2020 Autumn Series Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    Mill Hill's Autumn Series *Button & Beads 2020
    This year's set features 2 specialty coffee designs that match the Cappucino and Latte that we have had for several years... so now that set is up to 4 designs. The Haunted Lantern is REALLY cool, and the Pumpkin Tree features a neat, foggy night-time sky. The Water Pump is simply more of Fall floral scene, all of them are fun! Complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and buttons; each finishes approx 5 x 5.

    The 2020 Autumn Harvest Series Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2020 Autumn Harvest Series Kits from Mill Hill
    This year's 3 x 3-ish ornament-sized designs... they are DARLING this time around! Mill Hill describes them: At the pumpkin patch people pick their 'Pumpkin Trio' and hear the 'Gobble Gobble' of the Thanksgiving turkey. To find the 'Red Cap Mushrooms' they will have to take a hike in the forest, the 'Webster' tries to scare you away knowing the danger of the red mushrooms and above in the tree, the 'Moonlit Owl' also hoots out a warning about the poison in the mushrooms! After all the fun, you are invited to 'Come Stitch For a Spell!
    Each kit contains it's 14ct perforated paper, and DMC flosses, along with all the glistening beads!

    The 2020 Autumn Charmed Ornaments - Little Painted Pumpkins Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2020 Autumn Charmed Ornaments - Little Painted Pumpkins from Mill Hill
    This is a delightful set of stitched miniature pumpkins! Just the cutest little things - hang them on a straggly tree branch and stand that up in your basket of pin cushions!
    Each pumpkin comes a a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill glass beads and a little brass charm embellishment. They all finish about 3 inches in size.

    Storks from Wasa Victorian Hearts Scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany Serpentines by WASA of Solingen, Germany
    New Scissors Arrivals from WASA of Solingen, Germany!
    We have always carried a wonderful selection of luscious embroidery scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany, but we have a fresh shipment to show off! Friendly competitors with our DOVO friends... both companies operate in the famed 'Solingen Region' of Germany, and just like the registered name of "Kona Coffee" they cannot SAY they are Kona if they do not manufacture the coffee in the famous region of Hawaii, or Solingen Steel, if they are not from Solingen!
    • The Storks - This is a classic embroidery scissor style... most commonly presented with gold handles and a gold bird but rarely offered in an all-stainless steel finish! Beautiful little scissors, the blades are the bird's beak - very slender! Both are stainless - one has some gold plating, the other is classic shiny steel!
    • Victorian Hearts - Choose from a flattened heart handle or the more rounded style - both are pretty and lovely to use.
    • Serpentine - Two sizes - the 3-1/2 classic embroidery and the 6-inch sewing! This design is from an antique mold - they're all in museums now - so a very old, favorite design. The larger styles are getting harder and harder to find... SO special and elegant in your sewing cases and scissor collections!


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    Bee Alphabet by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Halloween Alphabet by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more
    Bee and Halloween Alphabets from Rovaris of Italy
    Paola and Livia Rovaris have a couple of unique alphabet designs that are presented as sets of 5 pillows! One has a bee theme, the other Halloween - in looking at them, the letters are in the same positions - but each is scattered with its own fun motifs. Find some cute finishing fabric first, then some trims, THEN choose your stitching fabric. They all finish about 4 inches high, but different lengths depending on how you finish them. What a neat presentation, you have to study them a little to see how they 'spell correctly!'

    We brought home several new designs from the Spring trade show by these ladies... click through the links to see everything else FUN!

    Friends from Thistles - click for a larger view Little Dumpling Travelbag from Thistles - click for a larger view Hilltop Village from Thistles - click for a larger view Star Village in Spring from Thistles - click for a larger view
    Fun New Arrivals from Thistle's Liezbeth... all the way from The Netherlands!
    • Friends - This is the CUTEST little kitty - do him on 18ct linen with lots of floss or #5 Pearl Cotton - he makes a DOOR STOP! The stitch count is 129 x 97 - so it finishes 14 x 11 and by the time you stuff it and weight the bottom - your kitty might think he has a new playmate! (or your dog might bark at it!) Coded for DMC floss... you'll use a ton... you can even change the cat color to match yours or even stitch the mouse in WOOL! Just a fun, fun design... presented in a chart.
    • Little Dumpling Travelbag - We call this *The Taco Sewing Case!* It is really an 8-inch round piece of stitching that Liezbeth folded like a TACO, and added a zipper closure! It is really cute! Stitched on 32ct linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC, it's got tiny spools, scissors, needles and buttons all over it! Really a cute gift to make for stitching friends (especially if you're the one in the group that always gets the most stuff finished!) You know... gather three friends - one buys the stuff for all three, another stitches it for all three, and the third assembles them for all three. Three Happy Friends!
    • Hilltop Village in Spring - A fun little scene, coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, it finishes only 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 18/36ct. You'd have to weight it a lot, but it'd make a cute doorstop too!
    • Star Village - This is a bustling village-in-the-city! The sheep are out in the schoolyard, and there is the church and high-rise apartment building - it does remind me of a European Village. Everything is all crammed in there, the narrow streets are so much fun to walk through... cute shops everywhere... and every building has neat windows! Measures 200 x 177 so a huge 13 x 14 on 28ct, it's coded or DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads.
    Anna Ohman 1873 from Lila's Studio

    Anna Ohman 1873
    from Lila's Studio
    By Lila's Studio, this is an adaptation of an antique sampler found at an estate sale in Illinois... probably stitched in Sweden.

    Lila had to fix the top band, and chose Classic Colorworks Used Brick (3 skeins) for her piece which features an eagle adorned with maple leaves and surrounded with an oak leaf border. Just beautiful, it measures 158 x 156 in stitch count. Presented as a chart.

    The Stables at Hollyberry Farm from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Scarlett from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
    Stacy Nash Primitives has Several New Designs
    • Scarlett - The newest little stand-up 'person' to join this cute collection of stand-up animals, Scarlett is #12! About 8 inches tall, the chart has a really nice picture on the back cover of the scissor pocket you can construct on her when you assemble her. Choose your favorite of all of these and make it to be the guardian of all those misc pin cushions you have nestled in your basket of smalls
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    • The Stables at Hollyberry Farm - Can you imagine living in a house like that and having that cool barn? Finishes approx 14 x 18 on 36ct, it's stitched with Dirt Road, Cinnabar, Baby's Breath, Merlot, Grape Vine, Parchment, Teal Frost, Moss, Charcoal, Whiskey, Mascara and Lancaster Red. Put your finger over that front sidewalk for a sec... I think you could leave most of that off and you'd never miss it.

    PuntiniPuntini When I Think of Spring - click to see more PuntiniPuntini When I Think of Summer - click to see more PuntiniPuntini When I Think of Autumn - click to see more PuntiniPuntini When I Think of Winter - click to see more
    Charts with Pins from PuntiniPuntini
    When I think of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter... I think of carrots and clovers, picnics at the beach, leaves and acorns, and snowmen! Paola from Puntini Puntini has 4 cute little pillow designs coded for DMC floss that finish only 3 x 7 each on 32ct. She has included two of her hand-made clay buttons in each season's chart, and offers an awesome collection of CHARMING hand-made pins and buttons to garnish them even more - if you want! Even if you pass on these charts, her pins and buttons are Over-The-Top-Cute and very detailed. Enjoy!!!


    Quakers in France from Tempting Tangles - click to see more Quakers in Holland from Tempting Tangles - click to see more Quakers in Holland and France from Tempting Tangles
    I show my ignorance of World History by wondering if Quakers were IN Holland and France... but we liked these colorful designs... so we ordered them! So... separate the Quaker motifs from the charming city and country landscapes if you want - or NOT! Designed by Tempting Tangles, each measures 168 stitches square - so 10-1/2 inches on 32ct. Coded for Silks or DMC, Deborah has captured the charm of Amsterdam with those tall skinny houses, the canals, and the charming windmill from the countryside.

    I love the 'shadows' in the background - like the houses just behind on the next street over. In France, you get villages in Provence, the rivers, the winerys, and of course Paris! Did you notice the Quaker motif made out of bicycles... or the one with the rooster?

    Mountain View Bay from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
    Mountain View Bay
    from By the Bay Needleart
    Harbor Haven and Serenity Harbor IN MINIATURE! (well almost!) By the Bay's Donna Bayliss has released this fun piece that measures a mere 9 x 7 in size. It has her same design flavor and personality as the huge Serenity Harbor and Harbor Haven patterns we have... without the other 11 patterns and lifetime-stitching-committment.

    Worked on 28ct Star Sapphire linen, don't you just want to LIVE in this picture? Coded for 24 shades of DMC, it's delightful, and offered as a single chart!

    A Two Rabbit Sampler from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Little Summer Sampler from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view La-D-Da Quaker from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Kinder Than Necessary from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
    A Two Rabbit Sampler, Little Summer Sampler, La-D-Da Quaker, Kinder Than Necessary and Blueflower Drum
    from La-D-Da
    Lori Markovic's most recent offerings include these designs...
    • A Two Rabbit Sampler - Well, it does have two rabbits! 175 x 151... it uses 10 shades of DMC floss!
    • Little Summer Sampler - Just beautiful in 'stitched person' this is done with Putty, Battleship, Seagull and Tarragon hand-dyed floss or DMC of 371, 414, 646 and 3011. I can't figure out why it has anything to do with summer... but it is just the prettiest little 6 x 6 piece!
    • La-D-Da Quaker - Pretty straight and organized for Lori --it's done in only two colors - 3371 and 632. The four corners of the border are all different - you'd never guess it!
    • Kinder Than Necessary - Done with regular DMC floss, 'Be kinder than necessary and love beyond measure!' That bottom area of the zig zags is done with eyelet stitches - they did that a lot on antique samplers - really gives it rich look.
    Sun & Moon Novelty Scissors - click for more Candy Corn Novelty Scissors - click for more

    Cute Novelty Scissors
    We brought home some Candy Corn and Sun & Moon scissors from Market! Joining our collection of owls, stars, ladybugs, pumpkins, pineapples and cactus, here are two more! The designs are all enameled on the handles of these 4-inch embroidery scissors.

    While they are not the greatest quality - cutting wise - and they don't feel like the *Melted Butter DOVO's,* they do have their place tied onto one of your cute stitched fobs or tucked into a fun sewing case to match their themed decor!
    Sheepish Manor from Chessie & Me Miss Nettie's Needle Usefuls from Chessie & Me Quaker Huswife from Chessie & Me The Stitch Girl Sampler from Chessie & Me
    Chessie & Me's Newest Things are Here!
    • Sheepish Manor - This is Linda's annual kit for Spring 2020, just a sweet little sheep out in his front yard, he's stitched on 36ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus with Gloriana hand-dyed silk thread. Finishing just 3-1/2 x 4, the tree leaves are all Lazy Daisy stitches, and the sheep legs, head and tail are all Smryna Crosses. If you have a little Wisper or Simply Wool thread laying around - that might make that little sheep fuzzy! Presented as the complete kit of silks and linen.
    • Miss Nettie's Needle Usefuls - This chart includes patterns for the 5 x 8 (when open) needlebook, needle leaf (that page inside the case), the pin pillow (with the kitty and spool on it), and the scissor fob. The stitcher girl on the backside has her threads, and the cat has the ball of yarn: Of female arts in usefulness the needle far exceeds the rest! (In these times... a rather narrow view of things!)
    • Quaker Huswife - This is a fun little case, it measures 4-1/2 x 11, and is done in shades of grays and red. Stitched with Barn Door, Black Coffee, Eggshell, Blackboard, Graphite and Pelican Gray, it is lined with Weeks hand-dyed Gunmetal Houndstooth wool.
    • The Stitch Girl Sampler - This measures 6-1/2 x 9 and is coded for silks or flosses. 'Adorn thyself with grace and truth. To no peculiar lot of life is happiness confined, but in the self approving heart and firm contented mind.' Linda has dedicated this sampler to her grandmother, mom and sister!

    Green Bird from AB Designs - click for more Red Bird from AB Designs - click for more Blue Bird from AB Designs - click for more Bee Chart from AB Designs - click for more Red Bird model from AB Designs - click for more Bee model from AB Designs - click for more
    Three Birds & a Bee from AB Designs
    Quite the cute little things, stitch a fat bird or bee, and perch it somewhere unexpected! AB Designs has 4 new, small charts for these cute guys - each finishes about 3 x 4 in size. They are stitched on small pre-made 18ct white Aida 'birds.' Stitch them, then sew together the bottoms, and they're done!

    Really a cute idea, if you are an over achiever - you can stitch both sides of them - but right now, they are shown with stitching on one side. We've included the bird fabric piece with each chart.

    Just One More Stitch & I Stitch Past My Bedtime from AB Designs - click for more Summertime from AB Designs - click for more Weekend Forecast from AB Designs - click for more
    • Just One More Stitch & I Stitch Past My Bedtime --Two needlework FACTS to stitch! Finish them however you want... actually these would be fun verses to hide into a sampler somewhere
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    • Summertime - This is a pair of colorful 3 x 3-ish designs - we thought they'd make cute pin cushions or little block stand-ups. Coded for DMC.
    • Weekend Forecast - Cross Stitch with no chance of cleaning! Two more fun quips to stitch the weekend one would be cute hanging in your weekend cabin at the lake!

    Needle Nanny Frog - click to see more Puffin & Co Needle Nanny Flying Pig - click to see more Needle Nanny Butterfly from Puffin & Co Puffin & Co Needle Nanny Birdhouse - click to see more
    New Needle Nannys and Threaders from Puffin & Company!
    We have a frog, fun little flying pig, birdhouse and flowery butterfly. Each is made from copper, nickel and brass, and features a strong rare earth magnet to help it cling to your stitch board, or fridge, filing cabinet - whatever is metal.

    Cute as can be, we have matching mini-minders, needle threaders and micro threaders (they fit the beading needles) for the frog and flying pig!


    Christkindlmarkt by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt part 1 by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt part 2 Glass Stand by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt Part 3 Ornament Stand by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more
    Christkindlmarkt from Pickle Barrel Designs
    This is dear to the hearts of the ladies here at The Silver Needle! It is a set of small designs all stitched together of a Christmas Market Scene! We hosted a Christmas Markets Cruise trip down the Danube River with Jeannette Douglas 4 years ago - and are planning our next one THIS COMING December! So... everyone who went on our delightful trip - or who is going on the next one will have to have this!

    By Pickle Barrel Designs, the top part is the header for the piece - check out those little gnomes (which have always been popular in Germany - but not here until recently!) Then, the glass Blowing booth - the first of the six stands. Parts 3 through 7 will be the glass ornament stand, a bakery, hot apple cider, (they all serve hot 'glu-wein' - hot sangria-type wine in special little mugs to collect from each market), hot pretzels and the roasted nuts! The individual stand designs all finish about 4 inches each. (Actually, there are terrific hand-made items at those markets too... and you should SEE the decorated trees the towns put up in City Center as well!)

    ANYWAY, I know our gals will add metallics and beads and fun threads to these... and maybe even tape a few ticket stubs and market fliers to the back of their finished framed piece! Even if you aren't coming along on our next cruise... this is a super-charming piece! It's a must have! We're offering an auto-ship for this. The first two charts shiped in March... the rest follow monthly-ish till it finishes sometime in August-ish! Coded for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds, it finishes about 16 x 16 on 25ct Lugana - so any other fabric will make it smaller as well.


    Mary, Mary Needleworker from Lindy Stitches - click for more Mary, Mary Needleworker from Lindy Stitches - click for more Mary, Mary Needleworker
    from Lindy Stitches
    Lindy Stitches has a cute new design that needs to hang in your stitching room or somewhere in close proximity to your stash, fav stitch spot - or gee - the Family Room! She has two color options - day or nighttime stitching - and it's cute either way!

    Finishing 12 x 10 on 32ct, the little spool flowers are cute, and the dangling scissors, and of course the verse - it just makes us smile!


    Jenny Bean's The Parlor in the shop with Mona from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 1, 2 and 3 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
    Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 4...the Good Shepherd from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 5 Verse from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 6 The Forest from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 7 My Beloved Town from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 8 Jenny's House from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more

    Jenny Bean The Parlour Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler
    Shakespeare's Peddler began designing this sampler several years ago... and has finally finished it! Jenny Bean is her imaginary young girl in Early America - we have the date of 1824 on here. Designed and released in 8 different parts over the years, we now have all the pieces and parts and can send you any or ALL of them! This delightful sampler tells about jenny's life, her surroundings, her beliefs, and at the bottom, we see her school, town and home.

    The piece measures 810 x 170 - so on the recommended 36ct Picture This Plus Wren Linen, it finishes 45 x 9-1/2 inches in size. If you can't picture that - please refer to Our Mona - who is graciously 'modeling' next to the framed piece! We have several different counts and colors of fabric that this will look great on... every option will require a 1/2 yard cut of fabric - linen or Aida.

    If you have been collecting this, you are probably missing parts 7 and 8 - (they will ship to our Auto-stitchers this week) but as I said, we can ship whatever parts you need! We love the finished piece... and love that 'Modeling Mona!!'

    Freedom from Madame Chantilly
    Freedom
    from Madame Chantilly
    This is the CUTEST little patriotic mouse - bringing stars and a smile to your face! You can stitch him on top of the watering can or off... and choose the red, white and blue star twigs or the bigger stars that spell 'freedom.'

    Since Rossana is from Italy, she's included the Italian and French flags in here as well! Coded for DMC, the larger version is 114 x 122, the smaller one is 57 x 87. Absolutely the cutest!
    Bunny Tails from Val's Stuff Just a Few Flakes from Val's Stuff
    Bunny Tails, Just a Few Flakes from Val's Stuff
    It depends where in the world you are right now - you might be getting a little warm spring weather - or a couple of inches of snow! So... something for everyone by Val's Stuff! We also have 2 more Halloween designs that are new - so click the pic to visit them al on our inside pages! Val's kits all come with 14ct perforated paper, the backing felt and necessary embellishments shown on her designs. You supply regular DMC floss from your stash - nothing earth shattering color-wise, just basics... but she does have conversions to hand-dyeds if you'd rather use those.
    • Bunny Tails - So cute! Both designs are included. You're on brown paper - so the black background is stitched. The bunny tails are half-balls of felt - included - as well as the whisker thread. Each finishes about 3 x 3.
    • Just a Few Flakes - All three included in here, Brown paper, black backing felt, snowflake embellishments are included. 2 x 3 x 4-ish inches in size, kind of cute to perch on a windowsill!

    Magnetic Needle Tins & Matching Stitch Dots by Zappy Dots - click to see more
    Magnetic Needle Tins & Matching Stitch Dots from Zappy Dots
    Here are 6 fun needle cases with matching needle minders... all magnetic, which stitchers love!
    Great stitcher gifts, three of these feature designer artwork on them.

    Measuring about 1 x 4 inches in size, the top slides off to reveal lots of room for needles and threaders, pills, little mints... a few spare charms for loose coins... whatever you need to keep track of and contained!

    Moonshine from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Winterful Friends from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Izzie Dekayen from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
    New Arrivals from Silver Creek Samplers
    • Moonshine - We love this! 'The moon said to me, do not wait to be whole to let your light shine from the depths of your soul.' The fabric might be a challenge to find (Fabric Flair brand), but that moon is gorgeous on here and the sentiment is neat. Finishes approx 9 x 9 on 32ct; it's coded for DMC or hand-dyeds.
    • Winterful Friends - Just a cute little winter-y scene, not big at 2 x 5 on 32ct... choose a pretty hand-dyed light sky-blue fabric. Calls for DMC or hand-dyed, you could leave out the words on this and move over the tree - in the interest of stitching time! Even put the tree on he other side of the snowman and reverse the right-hand bird!
    • Izzie Dekayen - This is a sign for your liquor cabinet during a Halloween party! Isn't it fun!? Choose a mangy fabric, add a little metallic to the 'red wine' and opalescent to the ghosts! Finishes approx 5 x 7 on 32ct.

    Just Go Left from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
    Just Go Left from Tiny Modernist
    *When nothing goes right... just go left!* That just about says it all!

    By Tiny Modernist, this is a small chart that stitches up into a 6 x 6 piece on 16/32ct. Coded for DMC, it'll work on multiple fabrics... might be cute to stick in your office?

    Lady Dot Prim Trim Finishing Packet Prims & Neutrals Finishing Packs from Lady Dot
    Lady Dot occasionally makes awesome little packets of finishing materials - bits and pieces of her hand-dyed velveteens, hand-dyed trims, pins, cords and ribbons. They were offered at Market, and once we sell out of our batches, we cannot get more.

    The Prim colorway contains tans and blacks, the Neutrals has more beige, but grays instead of the blacks.

    Just luscious, you have enough stuff in either of these to finish at least 3 or 4 pin cushions (more if they are small or you are frugal!) - and have them all coordinate!

    Lady Dot Prim Trim Finishing Packet School Bus Vintage from Lady Dot
    Oh I LOVE this twill ribbon! Lois has taken twill tape that is printed with inches and centimeters, dyed it a mustard yellow, and then made it grungy... kind of like if the schoolbus ran over it!

    SUPER cute as a decorative band across a sewing tote or pin cushion... you could make a tiny carrying tab to stick out of a pouch side, use it for a zipper pull... just anything! It's 100% cotton, 1/2 an inch wide, and you have 2 yards in the package to play with!

    Every Stitch Has a Story by The Purple Thread - click to see more City Orts Country Orts by The Purple Thread - click to see more New Designs from The Purple Thread
    • City Orts * Country Orts - This is a cute little 3 x 4 x 1 open-topped bag to hold your loose thread ends. The city side has the black long-stitched city-scape scene, the country side has the pink wildflowers. Packaged as a complete kit, it is stitched on BANDING, and includes black twill ribbon to make the sides - so there is virtually no sewing to finish this! The ORTS tag is hand-made clay, even the pink gros grain ribbon is included. We liked it a lot when we saw it at the recent show!
    • Every Stitch Has a Story - This is a fun scissor holder that doubles as a thread palette, and even has a matching tiny scissor fob! Every Stitch has a story - so that's why there are 19 different ones decorating the edge of this. Then, there are 9 bitty silver rings to hold your threads - stitch the numbers and then number them from your chart to identify them. The complete kit contains chart, linen, flosses, stitch diagrams, rik rak and felt for finishing, and a little bit of stitching history! Sharon has made small loops on the back of the thread board to secure your scissors as well!

    Christmas Square Dance part 1 from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Square Dance
    from Heart in Hand
    Heart in Hand is beginning a new 12-part series of little 2-1/2 inch squares - each one featuring a different and fun thing about Christmas! We saw all 12 designs stitched together as well as singly at the Spring Needlework Market and THEY ARE SUPER CUTE! You're going to want this 4-part set of small charts. The first one is here now - the other three charts will release in April, June and August 2020.

    Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha linen, each bitty square mentions a word and little motifs - so we begin with Home, Sweets and Wrap. They are small enough for ornaments, you can join them all together for one larger piece or even make the individual flat stand-ups or little bricks. Our Auto-ship includes the charts only. You decide on fabrics - Cecilia even had them stitched over two on 18ct linen - cute too!

    SNOW by Bent Creek -- click to see more Basket Full of Easter by Bent Creek -- click to see more Basket Full of Easter, a Bent Creek Kit
    The next *thing of things* design... here's an Easter basket stuffed with two cute chicks, a pair of carrots, 5 decorated eggs, 5 flowers, a butterfly and that cute little blue bunny.
    There IS a lot on there! Complete kit contains the presorted #5 Pearl Cotton and cut of 18ct Natural Linen to make this cute 6 x 6 basket!

    The Flag, a Bent Creek Classic Chart
    Do you remember this? Bent Creek published it in 1995 - so it's 25 years old! A beautiful little flag, it measures 91 x 65 in stitch count - so 9 x 6 on 10ct, 6 x 4 on 32... or even 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 over one on 40!
    It uses just DMC of 815, 822 and 823... and the letters from the alphabet make up all the stars. The stripes have no pattern to them - just stitches here and there to get that raggedy flavor!


    The White House from Ronnie Rowe - click for more Mount Rushmore from Ronnie Rowe - click for more Lady Liberty from Ronnie Rowe - click for more
    Ronnie Rowe's Pen & Ink Cross Stitch Collection
    Stunning and sophisticated, Ronnie Rowe's artwork is 'single pixels' - placed just so - to create these awesome designs! (Actually ALL cross stitches are single pixels, but since we don't usually see them arranged this way in one color, our eye doesn't see that so much.) Stitched on any white fabric you wish, he uses only DMC #844 gunmetal gray to stitch his designs. (You can use any color you want, as well.) So appropriate in an office, library or family room setting, they are lovely, and presented as charts.

    The White House measures 300 x 400 in stitch count - it is am impressive 25 x 17 on 18/36ct... or 32 x 22 on 14ct.
    Mount Rushmore measures 300 x 220 - finishing 17-ish x 12 on 18/36ct.
    Lady Liberty measures 200 x 300 - again about 12 x 18.


    Birthday Bluebirds Biscornu from Just Nan - click for more Birthday Bluebirds Biscornu from Just Nan
    We're still celebrating our 35th Silver Needle Anniversary this winter - even though I think we're nearing Year 36!
    Just Nan has presented us with a commemorative Biscornu design - exclusive to Silver Needle! Stitched on 32ct Raw linen with 9 shades of DMC floss, our precious cushion features very sparkly flowers, birds and scatterings of beads against a snowflake of lacy white. Birthday Bluebirds Biscornu from Just Nan - click for moreJust 3-1/4 inches square, each side is stitched - but different. One side has 4 tiny bluebirds tucked amidst its blossoms, while the other side has my initials and tiny 35 stitched on there. (LL - because she did it for me, and like Silver Needle I was 35 at one point!) There is an alphabet included in case you want to personalize this your way.

    Nan has featured petite beads of pearl, silver, gold and rose crystals, silver bugle beads, and silver triangle beads to garnish the 8 corners. There are two brushed rose gold heart beads tufted into the cushion centers... but the best part is the tiny little rose gold bluebird - a Just Nan Charmbead perched in a pearl-topped pin that you can poke in anywhere you like best! Pretty pinks, blues and whites, we love it! Presented as Nan's chart with all the necessary and special embellishments and Charmbead and 2 cuts of 32ct Raw Linen. DMC flosses are separate (set of 9) if you need them.

    We're taking RESERVATIONS now for a mid-to-late March Delivery... We LOVE our Birthday Present from Nan!
    Have you seen the cute petite little ceramic cupcake holders at Hobby Lobby? They have pink and blue - several colors actually - and we've perched our Birthday Biscornu on one to show you how CUTE they are with it! They let you elevate your cushion just a little to really show it off!
    Native Americans from Ronnie Rowe - click for more

    Native Americans from Ronnie Rowe
    This piece speaks volumes! Stitched with Ronnie Rowe's favorite gunmetal DMC color of 844... you'll get to add 3072 to that image on the right to make it appear farther away, and then add a teeny bit of 3758 baby blue for that awesome sky!

    Measuring 320 x 480 in stitch count, your fabric choice will dictate the finished size. Such a great piece, it'll finish approx 23-ish x 34 on 14ct... but could be only 8 x 12 over one on 40!



    We have a fresh shipment of Ronnie's Cat's Eyes and Dog Portraits... they have been favorites for years! Click through to the inside page to see them all.

    Till Death by Satsuma Street - click for more Till Death by Satsuma Street - click for more
    Presenting the Bride and Groom Sugar Skull Style! from Satsuma Street
    If you've ever seen the movie *Coco* these will make you smile. Super colorful... you DO have to have the right couple to appreciate these... but they ARE fun, and really unique!

    Stitched on white 14ct perforated paper, they finish approx 3 x 4 in size. The kits include the paper, chart, flosses, beads and colorful sequins, and the bride even has a bit of tulle for her veil! Too Darn Cute!

    Nutcracker King Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Clara Kit from Satsuma Street - click for more Sugar Plum Fairy Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Mouse King Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Snow Queen Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Drosselmeyer Kit from Satsuma Street - click for more Harlequin Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
    Santa Nutcracker Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
    The Nutcracker Suite Ornament Collection from Satsuma Street
    These are positively enchanting - just like their story! Jody Rice's set of 8 paper ornaments are stitched on metallic 14ct perforated paper - the Snow Queen and Mouse King are on silver - the rest are on gold. Each measures approx 2-1/4 x 5 inches, and is stitched with DMC floss. Every one is garnished with glass beads and sequins - I see some snowflakes and flowers in them... so between the shiny paper and the glistening beads and those sequins, these really sparkle!

    Super colorful, these look stunning on your Christmas Tree because they are lightweight and can hang on the tips of the branches or where-ever your twinkle lights will catch them. The kits come with a huge, gorgeous color chart, the flosses, beads, sequins, needle and good instructions for sewing on the beads and finishing.


    Eye of Newt Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Creepy Crawly Kit from Satsuma Street - click for more Miss Witch Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more RIP Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Little Batty Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Cat-O-Lantern Kit from Satsuma Street - click for more Night Owl Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
    Pumpkin King Nutcracker Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Mister Cat Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
    Next, The Halloween Collection from Satsuma Street
    These are just as cute and festive as the Nutcracker Collection... absolutely bursting with color and personality! They are done on 14ct Black Perforated Paper - which is actually pretty easy to see! For a change - you can work on black and SEE IT! Varied shapes and sizes, they are all in the 2-1/2 to 4-inch neighborhood. The Pumpkin King Nutcracker is done on silver metallic paper and he's 5 inches.

    Each is stitched with DMCs of chartreuse/apple green, brilliant oranges, bright aqua, gorgeous purples, and deep fuscias. Totally yummy colors! The are garnished with glass beads and sequins in just the right places to make the designs 'pop!' Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads, sequins, needles and instructions for sequin-and-bead-attachment and finishing. It'll be hard to choose favorites!

    Baby It's Cold Outside from Blackberry Lane

    Baby It's Cold Outside
    from Blackberry Lane Designs
    Isn't this a sweet little winter bird? He looks all puffed up to stay nice and warm! Marie Driskill's newest design is stitched on 32ct Storm Linen by Picture This Plus and finishes just 4 x 4.

    She's used 33 different DMC shades in here, so you'll be busy with this one! She says this companions her other Winter Bird - When Cardinals Appear (about halfway down our Blackberry Lane page).

    The Haynes Sampler from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    The Haynes Sampler
    from Annie Beez Folk Art
    Annie Beez Folk Art has several new releases; this is just one of them - click the pic to visit the rest! This one follows a 'Family Established' theme... *The Lord made the family and in it he dwells.* Annie did this for her daughter's growing family - the 'Mom and Pop' are on there, complete with a couple of kids, a cow, the bees, a little goat and the family homestead.

    The cool double row of roses could be the area where you add some family initials, there is a lot of possibility with this! Coded for silks or DMC, it finishes a generous 13 x 15 on 32ct, so it'll make a great presentation on the household walls!
    Wear Wool from October House - click for more The Knitters Alphabet from October House - click for more A Knitter's Sampler from October House - click for more A Spinner's Sampler from October House - click for more
    Samplers you can stitch for Knitters, Spinners and Wool-Lovers! from October House
    October House is a new designer for Silver Needle. She has lots of cute designs - lots feature a knitting theme, so we Cross Stitchers can finally STITCH something for our favorite knitter! Everything comes in a chart pack... coded for DMCs or hand-dyed flosses and wools. Exceptionally cute stuff... here we go! Four Are pictured here - there are 5 more on her new page, so make sure to click through to see those as well!
    • Wear Wool - Coded for Gentle Arts Hand-dyed Simply Wool - which is a dream to stitch with! - or DMC floss, this finishes approx 9 x 6 on 32ct. Cute little 'penny rug' border, that wool thread makes the sheep 'wooly!' It'd be fun to add some special stitches to the zig zags and the diamonds on the sheep!
    • The Knitters Alphabet - SO fresh with great 'lines' and beautiful contemporary colors, this measures about 9-1/2 x 7 on 32ct. Coded for hand-dyed flosses or DMCs, the colors are Tin Roof, Summer Shower, Lambswool, Wood Trail, Shaker White, Toasted Barley and Slate. Stuffed full of all kinds of 'stuff knitters like'... it's darling!
    • A Knitter's Sampler - Finishes approx 7 x 7 on 32ct Flax Linen, coded for hand-dyeds of Baby's Breath, Pink Azelea, Old Red Paint and Raspberry Frost, or regular DMC... more cute knitting motifs!
    • A Spinner's Sampler - Finishes approx 6 x 7 on 32ct, I'm not a spinner, so I don't know what all the motifs are in this... but the colors are yummy! Aged Pewter, Dark Chocolate, Pecan Pie, Caramel and Cinnamon... gotta keep those spinners HAPPY!

    Kringles from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
    Kringles
    from Little House Needleworks
    Little House Needleworks has designed this CHARMING Department Store all decorated for Christmas Holiday Sales! It is absolutely enchanting... stitched with gold metallic and everything!

    Finishing about 13 x 15 on 30ct Parisian Gray linen, it uses 8 skeins of 7 different DMC colors along with 20 skeins of 8 different Classic Colorworks hand-dyed shades. We get shop windows of a train, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, the toy department, the stuffed animals and even the bakery. Love it, love it!

    New Weeks Flosses New Weeks Pearl 5 Flosses New Gentle Art flosses -- click to see more
    New Hand-dyed Flosses, including Weeks, Weeks Pearl 5 and The Gentle Art!
    We have them all bundled together in sets for you... or you can purchase via their little clicky boxes on their own pages. Getting them NOW while they are together and new is really the best though.
    • Weeks Dye Works has Arrowhead, Banana Pudding, Blue Suede, Lavender Rose, Lily Pad and Yukon Gold.
    • Weeks Dye Works Pearl 5 has Banana Pudding, Yukon Gold, Blue Suede.
    • The Gentle Art has Glass Slipper and Witching Hour in the floss line, and Chalk in their Simply Wool Collection.


    Sewing Club from Blackbird - click for more Sewing Club from Blackbird - click for more Sewing Club from Blackbird - click for more Sewing Club from Blackbird - click for more
    New Blackbird Designs Arrivals!
    Sewing Club -- This is Blackbird at their finest! It is a 60-page book stuffed with 16 projects they have taught at various events and exclusive designs previously released as Club Pieces for shops. Bags, drums, box tops, pin cushions, framed pieces... there are pictures galore along with the charts. Finishing and assembly instructions are also in here... it's such a pretty publication!

    Oh Joyous Day from Blackbird - click for more Little Birds from Blackbird - click for more My Heart Can Rest from Blackbird - click for more We Live in Hope from Blackbird - click for more
    • Oh Joyous Day - Alma's son got married - this is his wedding sampler - so the model couldn't come to Market! Approx 10 x 12 on 36ct Legacy and stitched with a mixture of hand-dyed flosses, the motifs are fun and stylized! Love it!
    • Little Birds - They're all over in here! All the pretty baskets and that neat border, this finishes a generous 22 x 19 on 36ct Heartland. Think of all the individual pin cushions that await from this!
    • My Heart Can Rest - Reproduced from a French Antique, this is a bitty thing at 9 x 9-ish on 36ct Heartland. Everyone likes the huge flower and bitty house!
    • We Live in Hope - There are two samplers in this leaflet. The main one is about 11 x 11, while the smaller one is less than 6 x 7. First time Barb and Alma have used ships in their pieces... they were picturing the women waiting for fathers and husbands to come home safely from sea. Both are stitched on 36ct with hand-dyed flosses.
    Happiness is Homemade - click to see more

    Remember our Market Cookbook!!!
    A Limited Edition little 6 x 9 softcover cookbook of 63 pages... it features favorite recipes submitted by 87 designers and shop owners in the industry - most went to Market this year! Besides the recipes, you get FREE CHARTS in here (I lost count at 18)... and they are GREAT this year!

    Tina and Teri have a little gift tag, Blue Flower has a small baking squirrel, Rosewood has a flower basket, and Blackberry Rabbit has a gorgeous antique floral urn design! There are food and family photos all tucked in between all the recipes, and the whole thing is only $8! (Last year's book is sold out!)
    Christmas Ornaments Limited Edition Collector's Book from JBW Designs - click to see more
    The New JBW Designs are here!
    Christmas Ornaments - Is the highlight! This is a 5 x 7 spiral bound booklet of heavy paper that features 20 of Judy's past ornament designs originally published between 2007 and 2017. Trees, mittens. stockings and wreaths, I haven't counted, but I bet she has 60 more of these in her entire collection - but individually, they are much more expensive!

    Choose your favorite fabric and usually one color of hand-dyed thread... these are especially pretty stitched over one thread on some small count.

    Click through to the JBW page to see the rest!

    Jump Into Spring from Jeannette Douglas Sew Together #5 from Jeannette Douglas Sew Together #6 from Jeannette Douglas
    The Common Thread 2 from Jeannette Douglas Heart of Gratitude from Jeannette Douglas Inspiring Stitches from Jeannette Douglas Blooming Bouquets #4 Beautiful from Jeannette Douglas
    New Designs from Jeannette Douglas Designs!
    Gorgeous new designs - we are in BIG TROUBLE as they are all stunning!!!
    • Jump Into Spring - First in a 4-seasons series... chart format, hand-dyed cottons, pretty 5 x 5 pin cushion designs with just a few special stitches.(it just so happens that our last Circle of Friends design is the Winter edition of this... so if you are in our Circle - yours is at least a year early!!!).
    • Sew Together #5 & #6 - Buttons & bows and Ribbons & Trims - A pair of small charts, these join the first 4 released last year (two more to follow later this year.) Cute little 4 x 4 designs stitched with hand-dyed cottons. 'Each of the 'subjects' comes as its own separate chart, so you can mix and match them, or even stitch them in a different configuration, or maybe frame them individually for a skinny wall space? DARLING pin cushions, but you can join them together for one larger pic as well!
    • The Common Thread 2 - This is KILLER! Gorgeous stitches, some Bargello sections, fun motifs and borders... It companions Common Thread which was released in 2014! Measuring 9 x 8 on 32ct, the threads Jeannette features are deep and rich. She's included silks (some hand-dyed), brass charms and glass bead embellishments throughout all the incredible stitching. This is definitely a showplace for your working talents! Leaflet and Thread Packet.
    • Heart of Gratitude - *Gratitude is the heart's memory.* This is stuffed FULL of specialty stitches - we can't see them in the pics, but the chart inside is full of them. Luscious raspberry shades of threads, that pin cushion is less than 2-1/2 inches in size! Charming! Finishes 6 x 6 on 36 Oaken, the pattern includes the sampler, pin cushion and fob all to match - stitched with silks.
    • Inspiring Stitches - We saw *The Vision* of this hanging on Jeannette's living room wall when we visited her last Fall... Absolutely incredible! 134 x 241 in stitch count, numerous borders, and three mini-samplers tucked in here! Luscious silks to use as well! Jeannette has included several different stitch techniques in here - Blackwork, Pattern Darning, and lots of stitches taken from needlepointers. It's really meant to be a SAMPLER of stitch techniques to YOU - it's meant to inspire YOU to go 'a little further!' So... THINK of the finishing possibilities... smaller samplers, pin cushions, basket bands... lots of smaller design areas in here.
    • Blooming Bouquets #4 Beautiful - Another lush bouquet of lavish color and shape! Companions our other three.... just lovely! Silks on 36ct Legacy Linen. This entire collection is really elegant. Not very big at all, they're not seasonal, they aren't 'cutsey' they aren't 'trending'... they are classic and lovely!


    Flowers of My Garden Set from Mani di Donna - click for more My Dream House Sewing Box from Mani di Donna - click for more Precious Sewing Basket from Mani di Donna - click for more
    New Designs from Mani Di Donna
    Mani di Donna's Newest has come home from Market with us. Really cute!
    • Flowers of My Garden Set - Folding sewing case, approx 5 x 5 x 1 - charted inside are the case top and sides, the elegant mattress cushion, the scissor sheath and thread pocket. Stitched on Week's 32ct Baby's Breath linen (1/4 yd needed), we are also including the 4 special pins, two gorgeous flower thread rings, beads and that central embellishment on the mattress.
    • My Dream House Sewing Box - Another cool box covered with your stitching and filled with more matching goodies. Worked on 32ct Parchment by Weeks (1/4 yd needed), this finishes approx 5 x 7 x 2. Stitched with Weeks flosses, you do the lid, sides, needle roll and thread board. Chart format, we are also getting the featured trinkets to go with it - the beaded scissor fob, thread waxer and set of three matching pins.
    • Precious Sewing Basket - This is actually a little paper box - open on the top, but trimmed with ball fringe to look like a basket. Worked on Weeks 30ct Tin Roof, it features a tiny pin cushion resting inside and a miniature medallion that you stitch on the fob! Chart format, we are also getting the Precious Pins, Waxer and Scissor Fob.


    Christmas Pets by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
    Christmas Pets by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
    Mill Hill has sent 5 new designs by Laurel Burch - dogs, cats and birds all decked out in their Christmas finery!

    Complete kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill beads and DMC flosses,each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square. Lots of gorgeous color... you have plenty of time to finish them before NEXT Christmas!

    Sheep Needle Case Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view The Lessons Sampler Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Summer Notes Chart from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Winter Notes Chart from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Sweet Friend Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
    New Goodies from Shepherd's Bush!
    • Sheep Needle Case Kit - Oh, this features a different color palette from Tina and Teri! Reds, mossy greens and beige! It is a complete kit and is stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus Wren linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It features an interior wool needle page, backing calico fabric, fluffy vintage chenille from Lady Dot, a mother-of-pearl flower shell button, a few other little buttons, hand-dyed silk ribbons for tying, and even a tiny wool flower piece. The whole thing measures 45 x 92, so when closed it's only 3 x 3! And - the kit contains everything I mentioned!
    • The Lessons Sampler Kit - A pretty Quaker motif inspired sampler - it's hard to read in the pics, but the words Kindness, Love, Generosity, Honesty, Happiness, Justice, Faith, Gratitude and Grace are all scattered around the border along with the cute flowers. Tina has all her maternal grandmothers, aunts, sisters, all initialed on here, and the verse reads: These are the lessons I carry in my heart. Finishes 8 x 12 on hand-dyed linen, it's stitched with a blend of hand-dyed silks and cottons; the kit includes a few bitty buttons and charms as well.
    • Summer Notes Chart
    • Winter Notes Chart
    • Sweet Friend Tag Kit - A small gift tag design... this includes the chart, flosses, but of 14ct perforated paper, the pretty colored paper tag, polka dot ribbon as the tag tie, and a little button embellishment!
    In Your Easter Bonnet Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Little Blessings Pincushion Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Sew-Needle Pulling Thread Bag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Bless Our World Box Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
    • In Your Easter Bonnet Kit - Complete kit contains 18ct white linen, flosses, lavender silk ribbon and glass beads for edge finishing treatment, needle, and DARLING little handmade clay Easter Bonnet for the sheep! Finishes approx 3 x 4.
    • Little Blessings Pincushion Kit - A really cute pin cushion design, this is presented as a complete kit of the 32ct linen, hand-dyed flosses, button embellishments, mossy green backing fabric, and that gorgeous soft pink chenille trim! A few Satin Stitches below the sheep and a big Crossed Scotch Stitch on the flower center are featured on this as well.
    • Sew - Needle Pulling Thread Bag Kit - The complete kit contains the 5 x 7 PRE-MADE ticking-stripe pouch with zipper closure and 32ct linen panel for the design, the floss, chart and button embellishments. Stitched area is only 26 x 75 stitches so it'll take no time at all to make!
    • Bless Our World Box Kit - Kit contains the 32ct natural linen and hand-dyed and DMC flosses. This would make a really good beginner design as the whole area is only 26 x 39 and it's cute!
    French Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
    French Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten
    Another gorgeous piece released at Market by Samplers Not Forgotten, this one features a French proverb as the verse (which is also charted in English just in case!). Little by little the bird makes it's nest is the thought - the proverb advises that with patience (or time) and perseverance all goals can be accomplished. Look at those gorgeous florals cascading down the sides... and all those involved dividing bands - aren't they exquisite? That little bird motif in there would make a beautiful little pin cushion all by itself!

    Measuring 271 x 351, stitch this on any linen you like - it'll finish approx 15 x 19-1/2 on 36ct. Worked with Weeks flosses, you'll need multiple skeins of Arrowhead, Banana Pudding, Dove, Oilcloth, Caper, Dolphin, Blue Suede, Lily Pad, Whiskey, Gold, Sanguine, and that time and patience it talks about!

    The pics look stunning... can't wait to see it! Note: when you click through, you can click on the model image on that page and see a much larger version of this. Bet you get goose bumps!
    Sweet Finch from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Rose Bouquet from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Token of Love from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
    Sweet Finch, Rose Bouquet and Token of Love from Samplers Not Forgotten Samplers Not Forgotten has a trio of pretty pin cushion designs that are presented in kit format.
    • Sweet Finch - This is the little bird that is featured in the French Garden Sampler! He is precious! Very soft colors of cotton flosses, it finishes approx 4 x 7 and has a matching fob that is less than 2 x 2. Kimberly's kit contains the 36ct Weeks hand-dyed Beige linen, a gorgeous mossy green backing fabric cut, hand-dyed vintage rik rak trim, frosted gunmetal glass beads, the vintage safety pin and a pearl button. So, so lovely!
    • Rose Bouquet - YUM! This one is stitched on 36ct Edinburgh linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses (included.) The hand-dyed velvet and matching silk ribbon is by Lady Dot. There are fresh water pearls in here as well. The stitching is a solid area measuring 82 x 36 in stitch count. The colors are LOVELY - reds and mossy greens for the stitching, and a deep, deep denim blue for the velvet (reminds me of Weeks Dungarees - but this is hand-dyed by Lady Dot so it is her blue.) I would never have guessed that the stitching and velvet would go together, but they really do! The finished pin keep measures less than 5 x 5... the finishing instructions are in here to help make yours look just like this one. The blue is NOT bright-ish like on the cover pic - it is rich and vintage looking!
    • Token of Love - A charming heart-shaped cushion, this is stitched with Weeks 36ct Putty Linen and those rich red and mossy green cottons. The stitch count is 85 x 72, so it measures a little over 4 x 4. The kit contains the chart, linen, floss, ribbon for finishing and red and creme homespun finishing fabric for the back.

    Liberty Hill Farm from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Liberty Hill Farm from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Liberty Hill Farm
    from Summer House Stitche Workes
    Summer House Stitche Workes has a CHARMING pair of patriotic designs that she has finished into little round stand-up cushions - Pin Drums. Worked on 32ct Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof Linen, these are stitched with a special pack of Sulky Threads. When you have stitched these two pieces... you'll STILL have enough thread left to stitch Hand's On's Memorial Day piece!! The girls planned their designs this way - and best of all the thread set is only $16.00!

    The larger drum is 159 x 64 - and the smaller is 159 x 51. Super-duper-darn-cute... we even ordered the limited edition flower-pin packs to make those three pins poking from the tops! (I think those are little flower-shaped bits of wool that Cathy Habermann has done!) Love those bright colors... go check out Memorial Day, as well!

    Yellow Warbler Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more
    Yellow Warbler Biscornest
    from Crossed Wing Collection
    Paula from Crossed Wing Collection has designed her 4th stitched bird nest with coordinating scissor fob! The biscornu-shaped cushions are replicas of each birds nest - complete with their eggs stitched over one thread... AND they are stitched on both sides, so the bottom of the cushion looks like the bottom of the nest.

    You are stitching 4 x 4 pieces and joining them together to make that unique shape that really DOES resemble a bird nest! The matching fob features the little bird - this one is a Yellow Warbler. Absolutely exquisite, all 4 of the different birds are presented in leaflet format... Chipping Sparrow, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and Cardinal. We've seen these nests stitched - they are enchanting!
    Seeking Refuge from Scarlett House - click for more Sweet Tomato from Scarlett House - click for more Bringing Home the Tree from Scarlett House - click for more Jane Cowey 1850 from Scarlett House - click for more

    New Designs from The Scarlett House
    Here from the show! Tanya has 4 more PLUS her collaboration with Heartstrings Samplery. We have them all.
    • Seeking Refuge - Reminds me of Tanya's 'A Perfect World' design - it's a sampler for Stitchers! 249 x 183 stitch count.
    • Sweet Tomato - Her Market Exclusive to the shops, this is actually pretty big - 139 x 92, so it finishes about 6 x 8 on 32ct!
    • Bringing Home the Tree - Feels good that we have a few months to wait before we have to take this adventure again! Just a 103 x 61 cushion size.
    • Jane Cowey 1850 - Wow, this is a gorgeous sampler! I get lost in the verse, but the colors and shapes of the motifs are nice - it's so organized!
    Berry Bowl Sampler, a Collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and The Scarlett House

    Berry Bowl Sampler,
    a Collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and The Scarlett House

    Wow! This is her collaboration with The Scarlett House! *Life is sweeter when shared with Friends.*

    This is stitched on two different pieces of fabric, then joined together. SO... you can each stitch your half... and share it... so your stitching is on one side, your friend's is the other!

    Stitch Count for the Entire Piece is 200 x 200... I think this will NOT get lost on the wall!

    Sewn In Friendship from Plum Street Samplers Sewn In Friendship from Heartstring Samplery
    Sewn in Friendship
    These are a collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and Plum Street Samplers.

    We've seen Paulette's half... and now we have a pic of Beth's half - they meet amidst the motifs! (The Heartstring half is shown on the left, and the Plum Street half is on the right.)

    They are sweet pincushion-sized things - probably about 4 x 6. *A Pin Keep or a Pin Give!* We love them!

    Celebrate book examples from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Celebrate from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Celebrate from Teresa Kogut! - WOW!
    This is a special collection of 15 designs Teresa has done to celebrate her 15 years of Cross Stitch designing!

    All we have to show at the moment are her computer-generated images - but they are a pretty good sneak peek!

    The book is wire-bound, and I imagine quite a treat to behold. She promises a Punch Needle Celebrate Book to follow this April!
    XS4000 Faith Hope Peace Love Sampler from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS4001 Heaven & Nature Sampler from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS4002 Pet All The Dogs Sampler from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS4003 Newcastle Bouquet from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Teresa Kogut has Five New Sampler Designs
    Here are 4 new samplers... pics are small and very few details until the charts come home with us, but each finishes a generous size on their various fabrics.

    The one with the red house and 3 evergreens features the advice to: Pet All the Dogs! Can't wait to get our hands on these to tell you about the design details.

    XS3167 In Command from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS247 Struttin' from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS251 Bunny & Bee from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Teresa Kogut has 8 regular Cross Stitch designs coming... here are just THREE!
    • In Command - This is the 5th of Teresa's GORGEOUS angel faces... stunning colors, and enchanting faces... they are quite a challenge to stitch but worth the effort if you can! All those yummy colors are NOT hand-dyeds - those are all DMC colors that you are constantly changing in your needles. In Command finishes 9 x 11 on 32ct linen.
    • Struttin' features a happy Santa with his perky reindeer friend! Colorful Christmas design, this'll finish about 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 35ct linen. It'd make a nice block stand-up - especially cute as a door stop!
    • Bunny & Bee - This is a smaller design - its stitch count is only 63 x 36 - so a darling pin cushion finish awaits! She'll be a mere 2 x 4 on 32ct linen!
    Lots more to see on Teresa's inside pages... I haven't SEEN all the charts yet, so info is sketchy!

    PN203 Carrot Row from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN233 Halloween Jack from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN234 Wilbur from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN235 Tilly from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN229 Neighborhood from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Teresa Kogut has New Punch Needle Designs
    Then the Punch Needle Patterns! All of Teresa's come with the punching fabric.
    (Note: when you click on these images, you'll be taken directly to the Punch Needle section of Teresa's page.)
    • Carrot Row - We already have this in Cross Stitch - and it's charming! Finishes 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 inches.
    • Halloween Jack - This is full of bold color, and from the shape of it, it looks fairly easy to punch! 7 x 8-1/2 inches.
    • Wilbur - Well ISN'T HE THE CUTEST? He's little Wilbur from Charlotte's Web, and he finishes about 5 inches square.
    • Tilly - Another cutie! Same size as Wilbur - you need them both!
    • Neighborhood - A 4-sided scene of a village - a different landscape each way you turn it - so there is no definite top, sides or bottom! Charming!

    Old West Dry Goods from Little House Needleworks - click to see more The Stitching Bee from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
    New Releases from Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks
    • Old West Dry Goods - One of Little House Needleworks' *Tumbleweeds* designs, it's a needlework shop from the Old West! Finishing approx 8 x 8 on 28ct fabric, I think it'd be fun to change the word BOOTS to HOOPS! Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses or DMC.
    • The Stitching Bee - Some of you might remember this design - it was our Little House Edition from 'A Little help From Our Friends' - our Stitching Circle from last year. Measuring abut 4 x 4 choose a natural or Lambswool linen, this is coded with Classic Colorworks flosses, and Diane has released it in her small chart format.


    Newest Arrivals from With Thy Needle

    I Collect #273 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Berry Keeper #274 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Spring Serenade #275 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Harietta & Co #276 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    • I Collect #273 - Cute pin-cushion design finishing approx 4-1/2 inches on 36ct. Embellish with your own buttons and trinkets... uses Dove, Dried Thyme, Mountain Mist, Tomato, Chili Pepper, Eggshell, Gingerbread and Sticks & Twigs!
    • Berry Keeper #274 - Shown over one on 28 Mushroom Lugana, shown in a 3-1/2 x 5 oval hoop - I love that tiny area of spools near the bottom!
    • Spring Serenade #275 - Companions Candy Cane Wishes, Here a Peep, Spirits & Spells, and Jingle All the Way... finishing 3 x 5 on 32ct.
    • Harietta & Co #276 - She companions Merry Old Soul, Peppermint Pals, Boo To You, look at her little bunny pail! She finishes about 4 x 6 on 36ct.

    Baltimore Saltbox #277 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Our Hearts #278 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Saltbox Quilt Sampler #279 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Manor At Quaker Hill #280 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    • Baltimore Saltbox #277 - Just 3 x 5-1/2 over one on 28ct Mushroom Lugana... Dirt Road, Olive, Grecian Gold, Tomato, Endive, Blue Corn, Eggshell, Sticks & Twigs and Chesapeake Bay hand-dyeds.
    • Our Hearts #278 - A spot motif sampler. Your heart and my heart are very old friends. Finishes 5 x 11-1/2 on 36ct.
    • Saltbox Quilt Sampler #279 - Love This! 7-1/2 x 10 on 40ct, think about a whole set of pin cushions from those little houses!
    • Manor At Quaker Hill #280 - Pretty border and elegant floral urns and bouquets, this finishes 10 x 18 on 36ct.

    Coffee First #281 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Token of Love #282 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Souvenirs of the Heart - Star Spangled Spectacular  #CS-SOH3 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Needlework Flashcards from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    • Coffee First #281 - Cute little 4 x 4 design... no spoons right now because of interrupted shipments from China - but maybe you have something cute to add to this anyway!
    • Token of Love #282 - Over one on 28ct Mushroom Lugana, this finishes a mere 6 x 5, using just Sandcastle, Schneckley, Oscar, Olive, Deep Fennel, and St Bernard.
    • Souvenirs of the Heart - Star Spangled Spectacular - One of those little card charts, this is shown over one on 28ct, finishing 2-1/2 x 3-ish. 3rd In this series!
    • Needlework Flashcards - Some fun antique-inspired graphics... Brenda suggests these would be fun in stitching displays, and framed shadowboxes... (Hey, what about teaching your grandkids about stitching!)


    Memorial Day from Hands On Design - click to see more
    Memorial Day from Hands On Design
    Oh, this is fresh and summery! Stitched on 32ct antique White Belfast Linen, it uses Sulky brand flosses, which come packaged as a set for this design.

    BONUS: you will have enough thread left over from that pack to stitch BOTH of Summer House Stitche Workes Liberty Hill Farm drum cushions!

    Memorial Day measures 175 x 124. Can you tell from the pic that the stripes feature little tiny x's and do-dad stitches on them?

    Huckleberry Farm from The Blue Flower -  click for more Summer Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more
    Previews of the New, from The Blue Flower... Huckleberry Farm, Summer Squirrel & Summer Acorns
    Jeannine of Blue FLower has announced some of her new designs.
    • Huckleberry Farm features a lavish border surrounding a neat farmhouse, and highlights all the flora and fauna living there! Actually, there are mountains on here, and Jeannine's memories of bears and huckleberries inspire all of it. We'll see a better pic when we finally see this in person at the show. But for now, it finishes approx 14 inches square and uses lots of hand-dyed flosses.
    • Summer Acorns is yet another pin cushion design that is stunning. Along with the same colors used in the Squirrel, we get this small geometric that has tiny squirrels hidden in its vines, and hearts hidden in the acorns!

    The Secret Santa Series from Hands On Design - click to see more The Secret Santa Series
    from Hands On Designs
    This is a new 9-part series released March 6 from Hands On's Cathy Haberman. 9 Designs in all, the first two are pictured here. You'll need to collect only 8 charts ($6 each) , because... you guessed it... the 9th design is the Secret Santa and all its elements are smaller portions in the previous 8 designs!

    Presented as individual charts, they are stitched on 32ct (you'll need a fat quarter yard of fabric) Vintage Tiffany by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.

    You'll need Weeks flosses of Blue Topaz, Curry, Emerald (2), Galvanized, Gunmetal (2), Liberty (3), Mocha, Peach and Whitewash (4). There are also 6 colors of Kreinik #4 Braid used... and Just Another Button Company has made a special 'holly-bead' for finishing! After the first two chart releases, #3 and 4 will follow in 6 weeks... the series will finish approx late July or August 2020. Taking RESERVATIONS now... so we can gather all your 'pieces and parts!'


    Reindeer In-flight Mitten from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Gingerbread Mittens from Blackberry Lane - click to see more metal mitten clips from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
    Gingerbread Mittens & Reindeer in Flight from Blackberry Lane Designs
    Blackberry Lane has some darling mitten ornament charts that are just precious!
    For a limited time, our charts coming from the recent market are coming with actual little metal mitten clips. When our first shipment runs out, no more clips will be included. We hear they are available at Hobby Lobby, so if your chart doesn't include them, HL is the place to find more!
    • Reindeer in Flight features the deer on one side, the flake on the other, and Marie has even charted them so the deer can face right or left! Totally interchangeable! Worked on 32ct Oaken, they use only 8 shades of DMC and measure just 46 x 56 in stitch count - so 3 x 4 on 14ct! We've been selling perforated paper for these as a fabric alternative... and Marie says these make great money sleeves, as well!
    • Gingerbread Mittens are also two-sided... the chart has two festive gingerbread bakers one for each mitten, as well as a patterned background for the other sides. Absolutely enchanting, they measure the same size as the deer, and use only 13 different DMCs. The red 28ct Phoenix fabric is by Picture This Plus.

    Yes, there's even MORE!     
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