Life is far too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink from Curly Girl - click to see more
Life's Too Short
from Curly Girl

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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Mountain View Bay from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Puffin & Co Micro Threader Heart - click to see more Sweet Home Mantle - Gram's Clock from Bent Creek - click for more Summer Time from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Oscar (The Teddy Bear) from Madame la Fee - click to see more

Freedom to Stitch... and The Right to Bear Needles!... Our May 2021 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more
Freedom to Stitch... and The Right to Bear Needles!... Our May 2021 Secret Needle Night Kit
Seems like a timely thing to profess these days! July 4th is right around the corner - hopefully this May's Secret Needle Night design will put you in that summer mood! The verse came from Frank Bielec of Mosey 'n Me... we used it on Camp Wannasew T-Shirts years ago, and have always loved the sentiment. So, I charted it and added a billowing fIag.

We chose 18ct natural Linen, and stitched with Rainbow Gallery's Fyre Werks metallic ribbon and regular 'ol retro colors of DMC #5 Pearl Cotton. A pretty quick-stitch, kit includes the linen, needle and threads.

Stitch Tray Set from Jeannette Douglas Stitch Spool from Jeannette Douglas Home Together #3  With You I'm Home from Jeannette Douglas Home Together #4  Bless Our Home from Jeannette Douglas
Sneak Peeks of the New coming from Jeannette Douglas the end of May!
4 Small stitching projects are coming and we love them all!
  • Stitch Tray Set - What a fun 6 x 6-ish inch fabric tray - you stitch this flat and then pinch the corners together to raise the sides and create a tiny tool tray. Jeannette's pretty stitches cover the inside - all sorts of fancy things in there - it's charming! There is a matching scissor fob and can you see the drum-shaped cushion above the tray in the pic? That is a wrap-around design. Everything is trimmed with Lady Dot trims and velvets... which we will have at some point after the patterns arrive. Chart is offered separately from the silk thread pack, and the trims.
  • Stitch Spool - This is a charming piece that can be finished as a little sewing case, stuffed pin cushion, or even wrapped around a wooden spool as shown in the leaflet's cover photo. It coordinates with the tray set, but is stitched with hand cottons floss rather than the silks. Threads, the gorgeous buttons and the red ribbon is included with the chart. (TBR) We have some spools - don't know for how long - those are offered separately.
  • Home Together #3 and #4 - This is a fun set of 3 x 3 designs that Jeannette suggests can be finished in many different ways. Pin cushion them - all individually, or finish them into a cube - or make them in a long row... a tall and skinny banner? Each part is offered by itself in a small chart format... quick and cute!

Silhowitches Quaker in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more For the Love of Nature in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Wilbur in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Tilly in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Prim Hen in Basket in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Outstretched Arms in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Several New Cross Stitch Arrivals from Teresa Kogut
Ms Teresa has been busy charting up a storm for us... of note are Wilbur and Tilly (previously released in Punch Needle) in CROSS STITCH! Her newest Punch Needle designs - Sweet Land and Folk Quilt Stars - are featured farther down.
  • Silhowitches Quaker - Kind of a fun design, this is stitched with just Swamp Water (3371) and touches of Guacamole (733) Weeks hand dyed flosses. It's full of cute little motifs hiding everywhere. You could separate a bunch of them out of here and make bitty ornaments and fobs if you wanted.
  • For the Love of Nature - This one features a cute squirrel, racoon and little fox. The trees are all patterned (they remind us of bits of wool) and the border is full of happy hearts. The chimneys are even billowing love hearts! Stitch count is 198 square - so it'll finish an impressive 13 inches on 32ct! Coded for hand-dyeds or DMC, you'll need quite a few multiple skeins of some colors.
  • Wilbur & Tilly - Well, aren't these two just the cutest? They both measure 111 in stitch count, so finish under 7 x 7 on 32ct. Charted for hand-dyed flosses.
  • Prim Hen in Basket - Here's one I found in the shop, but it missed the website! Hen has been in punch needle - but now charted as well. She's stitched on gunmetal or a blackboard color - all that brown border area is your stitching - not the fabric! It kind of teases your eye!
  • Outstretched Arms - We LOVE Teresa's signature angels - but this one is NUTS! Stitched on Cornsilk linen, it measures 170 square. The background is STITCHED with #310 but can you see the teal highlights on there to make it look distressed? They are stitched too! It distresses ME to look at the chart. Some of you guys can really do a nice job with a chart like this... this one is for YOU! It's simply gorgeous! But wow!

Folk Quilt Stars in Punch Needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Sweet Land in Punch Needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
New Punch Needle Arrivals from Teresa Kogut
  • Folk Quilt Stars - This finishes almost 9 x 5-1/2.
  • Sweet Land - This one measures 6-1/2 x 5.

Fabric Scrap Bags - click to see more Our Famous Annual Fabric Scrap Bags
Because we custom cut fabric pieces in the shop, we always end up with a fantastic tub full of odds and ends of beautiful cross stitch fabrics. So... a representative pic here... our Fabric Scrap Bags are packaged by the 1/2 pound. You get 30-40 small cuts of various fabrics - all different counts, colors and little odd sizes. Most run in the 4 to 6 to 7-ish-inch area... you might get lucky with a 9 x 9 of something, but generally these are all smaller than that.

We don't label them... so what you get is a lovely surprise of little treasures for pin cushions, needle books and ornaments. It takes months and months to gather enough scraps for these... and they aren't around very long each year. So Grab While You Can!

Craft Room My Love from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Craft Room My Love
from Cuore e Batticuore
This is such a cute little piece.... it needs to hang in your *Crafting Place of Honor!* There is a tiny hoop, cute pin cushions, a bitty sewing machine, scissors and skeins of yarn... If you're not into doing the whole piece, just pick out motifs and make little pin cushions out of them.

The entire stitch count is pretty big - 287 x 182 (18 x 11!) - so those smaller projects sound kind of good! Presented in a chart by Cuore e Batticuore, it calls for DMC flosses.

A Liberty Oh The Deep Deep Love of Jesus from Heartstring Samplery
New Patrioics from Heartstring Samplery - Due Any Day!
  • A Plant of Rapid Growth - This sampler features the quote by George Washington of Liberty being the 'plant of rapid growth'), a vining floral bower over a white house, bald eagle motifs, an Americana shield and a pretty floral border. Measuring 211 x 157, it finishes approx 13 x 10 on 32ct Picture This Plus Heartland Linen and is worked with varied hand-dyed flosses. I love all that busy-ness in the background!
  • Liberty Pin Drum and Justice Needle Berry - this is a matching set of cushions both stitched on Heartland linen as well. Hand-dyed flosses from Gentle Art, Weeks and Classic, they make a charming set!
  • Oh The Deep Deep Love of Jesus is the 5th installment of Beth's series of Sunday Church Hymns. On the plainer side of some of her designs, they seem to fit the music rooms at church don't they? We have an auto-ship on this series if they are something that you want to collect... stitching is always optional. ;)

Dreaming Girl from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Dreaming Girl
from Barbara Ana
This is a wistfully pretty piece - obviously our girl has a head full of dreams - just like the title of the piece announces! Stitched on a deep blue fabric (or choose anything you like), it is all worked with DMC floss, and finishes approx 8-1/2 x 4-/12 on 32ct. (The Stitching with the Housewives girls dye a lot of this color - they use a RIT dye from the grocery store!!!)

Anyway, this design is fun... stitch it for the happy Dreamer in your life! I love everything about it!
Acts of Kindness Pinkeep from Scattered Seed Samplers - click to see more

Acts of Kindness Pinkeep
from Scattered Seed Samplers
Isn't this a sweet thing? A small 3-1/2 x 5 cushion, it is stitched with either DMC or hand-dyeds.

Gentle Art Simply Wools would be awesome on this as well - make those bunnies a little furry. Can you see that tiny bunny on there bringing the big rabbit the tulip? Offered as a chart.
PuntiniPuntini Pink Power - click to see more
Pink Power
from PuntiniPuntini
*Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink!* Isn't this a happy piece? It has a coconut drink with a little umbrella for that sunshine, palm fronds and a darling handmade polymer clay flamingo pin!

Paola's piece is stitched on a pale green fabric color using DMC flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 7 on 16/32ct, and the flamingo button is included with the chart! Happy sunshine with a little pink!
Brightly Colored Needle Tins! - click for more

Brightly Colored Needle Tins!
Don't you just want to soak up all these colors? Magnetic Needle Tins complete with matching Stitch Dots... each measures 1 x 3 x less than 1/2 an inch.

Lids slide off... just a great way to store needles.

Red White & Bloom from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Presenting Red White & Bloom from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais has released info about her next set of *seasonal smalls* - they companion Love Notes and Jelly Bean jubilee. Red White and Bloom includes a Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, busy little bumbler bees, cheery sunflowers and even a family of eagles. All the designs are small, but Brenda promises that they'll make a big statement when you display them together in a tray or basket. (She says it is delightfully fun to find little trinkets and decorations to include with the cushions because it really makes your stitching POP!)

All garden-y in theme, Lady Liberty has sunflowers as tall as she is, Sam is fashioned to look like a garden Whirli-gig, and his hat is even a planter. A bunting-draped watering can is home to a another sunflower, and the Mom and Dad eagles are perched and waiting for a festive party! Lots of the same colors of flosses are called for in both patterns, so no need to buy more thread. (Onyx, Pea Coat, Red Rocks, Grits, Oscar, Pamlico, Blue Suede, Grecian Gold, 611, 712, 3771 and 3778.

Happy Birthday America! from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Happy Birthday America! from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais is previewing another little chart design - a miniature stitched birthday cake to America - featuring a very festive eagle! (But... you could finish this as a small pin cushion as well.) Measuring just 3-1/2 inches round on 36ct linen, it is stitched with bits of DMC floss and hand-dyeds of Grits, Palomino, Loden, Pea Coat, Red Rocks, Blue Suede and Grecian Gold.

Brenda is supplying her alphabet-printed linen you see on the drum sides in the chart. The featured trim is by Lady Dot - Vintage Mini Pom, which is available separately. The chart gives sources for the 2 x 4 cardboard 'cake box' form, and the candle-stick wooden 'cake plate' base. Brenda says her finishing instructions will give you a 'prefectly-shaped cake with no wonky bumps or lumps... super easy, and no sewing machine required!'

Stitching With The Housewives Red White & Bantam - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives How Does Your Garden Grow? - click to see more

New Arrivals from Stitching With The Housewives
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? - Pretty well... if you can use this pic as a gauge! Your strawberries are as tall as your little house, and your corn is sky-high! Cute and colorful, this is done on a white fabric that Priscilla and Chelsea tell you how to dye to get this gorgeous blue color. Finishes 5 x 7, just so happy and cute!

  • Red White & Bantam - It's a mama chicken with her baby - with lots more bright sunflowers. Finishes 5 x 7 - choose a dark gunmetal fabric so the bright colors show up!
Chase Your Dreams Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Rise & Shine Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Farm Girl Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Giddy Up Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
Fun New Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
Oh gosh these are so much fun to stitch... you transfer on the design, and then just regular straight stitching with a few Lazy Daisies... and PRESTO... a pretty towel nobody wants to use!

But DO use them, they are nice towels, and they'll make you feel good! Towels come with the pattern to transfer on (use our Sulky Stick 'n Stitch transfer film), the flosses and rik-rak for the edge trims.

Turnip the Beet from Hands On Design - click to see more A Banner Year Language of Liberty from Hands On Design - click to see more
New Summer Designs Coming
from Hands On Design
  • Language of Liberty - Our next Banner Year design, this one boasts 'Liberty' in three different languages. Stitched on 32ct linen each one has a little 'stamp' square in the center that Cathy says might make a cute pin cushion. She has a finishing tutorial on her website in case you want to try the triangle finishing treatment.
  • Turnip the Beet - This is so cute, it's a play on words - all vegetables! Lettuce Turnip the Beet Peas, which translates to Let us turn up the beat, please! Cathy shows this stitched on both white and chalkboard colored fabrics - it's cute on either one, and finishes approx 5 inches in size. Presented as a chart.

Doodles - Summer from Heart in Hand - click for more Patriotic Tiny Town from Heart in Hand - click for more Halloween Square Dance from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Heart in Hand Arrivals
Cecelia Turner has released several cute new things... all available in leaflet form... here we go!
  • Doodles - Summer - This companions Doodles - Spring. A 3-1/2 inch square medley of small motifs of the season, it looks big in the pic, but finishes only that bitty 3-1/2! Button embellishment on the squid is included.
  • Patriotic Tiny Town - This is the first of bitty towns, stitch it long, but frame it or make that fun round drum shape. The stitch count is only 30 x 176 - so just 2 x 11 on 32ct Picture This Plus's 32ct linen. The trio of hand-dyed button embellishments is included.
  • Halloween Square Dance - This set will have only 9 blocks (vs the 12 blocks the Christmas and Monthly Squares have), 8 of which have darling motif designs in them, with the 9th wishing you 'Happy Halloween.' Stitch them individually into stand-ups or cushions-in-a-bowl, or make one long pic... or even stitch a square block 3 x 3. Each design measures just 40 x 40 in stitch count (only 2-1/2 inches on 32ct), they call for hand-dyed flosses, and feature a few small (included) button embellishments. Just like the other 'Squares' we'll do an auto-ship for this series, so you won't miss any of the parts.

New Flax is in! - click for more New Flax is in! - click for more New Flax is in! - click for more New Flax is in! - click for more
Wow... We have a new shipment of FLAX for Spring and Summer 2021!
Last year was kind of a 'bust' for needing fun and new clothing... we really missed going to Market to see the new lines. (Welllll, there WAS no Market and there was no new) But Spring is here... we're getting our feet wet again, and filling a few of our racks with some bright Azure Blue, andMagenta!

We have three colors of cotton/linen denim Jean Jackets, and some super-fun green and soft lavender stripe pieces. I didn't get a lot, just enough to freshen and excite! A few pictures here, all the details, colors, sizes, etc are on our FLAX page. Go take a peek if it interests you!
Presenting 18ct Perforated Paper by Mill Hill - click for more

Presenting 18ct Perforated Paper by
by Mill Hill
This is a new size of paper for stitching. 14ct Perf Paper has been around for over 150 years... but this 18ct is NEW! Perfectly sized for the Petite seed beads, it comes only in white right now.

Truthfully, we have no hints as to upcoming designs... but that's no reason not to have any! Something fun and new... 2 strands of floss would work on this... see what's in your stash to try on this! Comes packaged just like the 14ct - two 9 x 12 sheets - for $5.00

Osnaburg Fabric with matching Twill Tape Trim from Lady Dot
Luscious Cotton Velveteens
from Lady Dot Creates
We have 12 new sets of heavy-weight hand-dyed cotton Osnaburg fabric and matching 1/4 inch cotton tape that Lois from Lady Dot has dyed. Soft, dusty colors, nothing specifically calls for these, but they were pretty, and so I bought them! (We loved the color names, too...but grape jelly reminds us that this is a soft and dusty color palette.)

3 yards of Tape along with a 22 x 18 cut of the fabric, you can make several smalls out of each packet. Most of the tapes are head-on matches to the fabrics, a few are slightly differed in shade, but all coordinate beautifully - even across the collection.

125 Seasonal Sampler Winter from Tellin Emblem - click to see more 126 Seasonal Sampler Spring from Tellin Emblem - click to see more 127 Seasonal Sampler Summer from Tellin Emblem - click to see more 128 Seasonal Sampler Autumn from Tellin Emblem - click to see more
Seasonal Samplers from Tellin Emblem
This is a set of 4 small charts - each features coordinating pots of flowers surrounded by borders and alphabets. Each measures 104 in stitch count, you can stitch them in a 4-square, or long vertical or horizontal piece... whatever.

Now, LOOK at the petty pots in the centers. You could do single pin cushions of JUST those. You could do a stand-up cube with each season on a side... and work in the borders adding the season name if you want. Pretty colors, the alphabet fonts are all different - did you notice that? There are 28 different shades of DMC across the set, along with 6 more Gentle Art Hand-dyed Sampler Threads - so quite a colorful little set of designs!

Horse Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more Hungry Hare Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more
More Feed Sacks
from Carriage House Samplings
Here come two more fun designs that are meant to finish into little 'sacks' to display or use! Joining the Reindeer, Sheep, Chicken and Halloween Feed sacks we already have, these two are offered as separate charts. Stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Faun hand-dyed linen, with regular DMC floss, they finish approx 8 x 9. They would be SUPER CUTE finished as directed (even the finisher's contact info is on here for you!) and filled with sand or something and used as a door stop.

What a fun and unexpected way to display your needlework! You could also make them into a little pillowcase to go over a microwaveable sack of rice or corn (or whatever you like inside yours) to use as a warming sack for cold hands and feet! A fun collection of designs so far.

Sea Box by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Sea Box from Rovaris
Oh Look - Livia's Limited Edition Sea Tray!
New supply has arrived!
*Sea* is stitched in the middle of this charming 5 x 7-ish stitched medley of underwater critters and foliage. Seahorses, a crab, and a big octopus... it's a busy little underwater scene.

Along with the chart, you get this cool 7 x 7 x 2-ish inch wooden tray. It features that display area for your stitched cushion, and three holes to hold your needlework implements.

Livia is including the striped finishing fabric you see, and a bunch of cute seaside charms that are dangling there off the cushion. The two included wood tools supplied are one seam ripper and one frogger.

Beggar's Luck from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more
Beggar's Luck
from Threadwork Primitives
That same blackbird checking his plentiful horn-of-clovers.

Finishes 5 x 7 on 32ct Picture This Plus' Legacy - Onyx, Garrison green, Pecan, Moss and Olive.

Assorted Needle Keeps from Sampling of Memories -- click to see more    Assorted Scissor Keeps from Sampling of Memories -- click to see more    Assorted Thread Keepers from Sampling of Memories -- click to see more
Fun Needlework Accessories from Sampling of Memories
These Scissor, Thread and Needle Keepers feature vintage artwork from ads by DMC and Sajou. Dressed up a little with a mini-stork scissor charm, each metal square measures 1-inch in size. Pretty little do-dads to have! We'll send a combo of the two or make them match - if you have a preference for one of the other, please let us know in the order form's comments box.
  • The Needle Keepers are the plain ones - no decoration at the top - they feature a separate rare earth magnet on the backside, so they will act as a needle minder, and can be placed on fabric. The ring at the top can be used for a pretty ribbon so you can attach this inside a sewing case if you'd like.
  • The Scissor Keeps are the ones with the curved clam-shell clip on them. You can attach them to the end of a zipper on your needlework pouches, you can attach them to scissors... just about anywhere you can clip that clasp!
  • The Thread Keepers are the ones with the open and closing key ring on them. Open the ring to thread on skeins or cards of threads you are using... or again, attach them inside a sewing case, or where-ever!

Emily's Hope from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Emily's Hope from The Drawn Thread
Drawn Thread's newest design is here... it's full of songbirds in their tiny garden. Measuring just 2 x 8 on 32ct, it's a bitty thing full of charm.

Each letter of HOPE has its own bird tucked between some blossoms (worked with special stitches); the E even has a baby bird in its nest. Something uplifting to stitch - make a long cushion just to perch on a windowsill! Coded for Gentle Art Sampler Threads or silks.

Carrots for Sale from Madame Chantilly Carrots for Sale
from Madame Chantilly
Here's a sweet piece from Madame Chantilly - a bunny family selling their crop of carrots. Each of the components are cute, just the carrot cart by itself, but especially that little sitting rabbit... they'd make a cute pair of cushions nestled in next year's Easter Egg Basket!

Regular DMC, stitched on any white fabric, it's a generous 167 x 91 in stitch count.

Pansy Rose Cube by Just Nan -- click to see more! Pansy Bunny by Just Nan -- click to see more! Pansy Bunny and Her Pansy Rose Cube - New Spring Arrivals from Just Nan
  • Pansy Bunny is Nan's newest limited edition 2021 bunny ornament - all dressed up to welcome Spring. She is decorated with purple pansies, pink roses and tiny bluebells, along with a teeny daisy flower and busy bee. She has wool ears, a cute pom pom tail, whiskers, and a striped crystal bead that looks like a mini Easter egg. She fits atop her cube, but she'd be cute just about anywhere else as well. Stitched on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha linen, her chart comes with the wool, pom pom tail, bead and gold ring hanger. Complete finishing instructions along with her cutting template - she's just a wisp of a thing, and will stitch up in a jiff!
  • Pansy Rose Cube is Nan's perch for Pansy bunny - or any of her other delightful bunnies and mice! Each of the 5 sides features delicate pansies and pearl-centered satin flowers - every side is different, but they are all part of the same garden. Bunnies are peeking out the grasses on the 6th-side - the bottom! Stitched on 32ct Lilac Linen with DMC floss, the chart comes with all the necessary beads and pearls, Nan suggests Dritz glass headed pins from the craft store for those edge treatments. Just a pretty little thing, your cube measures about 2 x 2 when finished. Nan has called for Zweigart's Lilac Linen... we also have Permin's Peaceful Purple, which is an absolute dreamy alternative!

Mani Di Donna Black Fantasy - click to see more Mani Di Donna The Welcome Street - click to see more Mani Di Donna The Simple Life - click to see more Mani Di Donna Liberty Lane Pillow - click to see more Mani Di Donna Nantucket Lights - click to see more
New Arrivals from Mani Di Donna
  • Black Fantasy - A thread ring holder, sewing roll cushion and a little box, all is stitched on one cut of 30ct Weeks Onyx linen - or a nice dark gunmetal alternative. DMC (3832, 3782 and 932) or silks, the stitching is soft and flowing. Simona includes lots of pictures inside the chart for your finishing aides. She's provided template measurements (in INCHES - not metrics, for us Americans) They show you how to anchor the rings in there (we carry those rings by the way!), and how to make the velvet roll, and wrap the diamond panel around it! A charming little set - not too big, just the right size! We have the chart along with Simona's two tulip waxers, the completed beaded scissor fob in the pic - trimmed with the clay tulip - and the pair of tulip pins you see poking from the cushion!
  • The Welcome Street - Pineapples abound! This design offers lots of parts. You get the main 'street' design - the four buildings. There is a flower pin cushion pictured - blue flowers in the corners, but what you cannot see are the pineapples separating them. The chart comes with 4 golden crystal pins to embellish this little cushion - and highlight those stitched pineapples. There is a needle book, and a little bag to hold a pineapple waxer - which is included in our accessory pack. All of that, along with a beautiful beaded scissor fob trimmed with a pineapple charm! Stitched on Weeks Cocoa linen with Weeks flosses, a lot of fun things to digest in this pattern!
  • The Simple Life - The Farmhouse, barn and sheep in the yard... finishes approx 11 x 6 on Weeks 30ct Cocoa.
  • Liberty Lane Pillow - Finishing just 4 x 5 on 32ct... the words are lovely, but this will be even smaller if you leave those off - or stitch them on the backside for a little surprise to your cushion!
  • Nantucket Lights - I've never been to Nantucket, so i don't know if these three lighthouses exist or not... but they look good 'in stitching!' Just kind of for fun.... it finishes 12 x 5-1/2!

Boardwalk Revue Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Bunny Rabbit Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Bee Bungalow Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Acorns Among Us Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Love You This Much Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more
Boardwalk Revue, Bunny Rabbit, Bee Bungalow, Acorns Among Us, and Love You This Much
from Fern Ridge Collections
The Fern Ridge ladies - Pat and Peggy - have been busy during the lock-down BEADING their fingers off! We have 5 new Peyote Beaded Fobs to prove it and 4 matching stitched needle cases! The fobs are always the showy-glitzy half of the sets, so I am cheating here and showing you the glamour and sparkle. Our models will be finished in a few weeks - at which point I'll have much more fun pics to show you, but for now... here we go!

Each of the fobs comes as its own complete kit. I have taken P & P's classes at market, and can tell you that (once you get past the first three rows of the Peyote!).... it is super-fun and the neatest thing to do. (You cannot do these in the car!) You hold this in your hand to create...and you work from the straight bottom edge up to the pointed top.

P & P present these as either a color chart to follow (I like that) or a page of horrible run-on numbers that knitters love - and know how to follow! It's just so funny to see how different minds follow instructions! So, you finish the (approx 1-1/2 inches) of flat beading, attach the top decorations and scissor clip. Then, you get to string all the flashy and cool beads all along the bottom to make that one or two-inch fringe. They give you the actual bead pictures in the instructions, so you know what (pre-labeled) beads go where. The most challenging part of the fringe is keeping the finished strands out of the way of the one you're stringing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the finished products... I'm just so impressed with myself for making them!
  • Boardwalk Revue - Gorgeous seaside blue crystal and frosted beads, a bicycle and flip flops, and even a teeny seahorse! The only one this time around without a matching needle case.
  • Bunny Rabbit - Lip-puckering lime green and bright yellows and oranges - wait till you see the needlecase ingredients!
  • Bee Bungalow - A stunning gold bee bead up there by the scissors, lots of gold beads down in the fringe... the colors are all honey and browns in here.
  • Acorns Among Us - Luscious browns in this one, a few wood beads, there is a cute little acorn charm down in the fringe.
  • Love You This Much - This is full of bright red color - accented with a silver heart bead and set against a frosted gray background. The needle case has a wooden thread board that mimics the pattern on the silver heart!
Crescent Colours Entire 115-Color Set -- click to see a a larger view

Three new Classic Colorworks Overdyed Flosses have finally Arrived!
Baking Tin, Vanilla Custard and Chocolate Mousse are great additions to Diane's line.

They are already in our floss 'clicky boxes' in the shopping cart, but for now, you can just order the trio to have when one of your new patterns calls for them!
The 2021 Annual Mill Hill Autumn Bead Kits Have Released!
Wow, Plenty of time to work on these before the frigid Fall temps hit! Mill Hill has sent their collections of small 3 x 3 and larger 5 x 5 beaded-on-paper designs that are perennial favorites!

Presenting The Autumn 2021 Mill Hill Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's Autumn 2021 Button & Bead Kits are Here!
Complete kits of chart, 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, needles and Mill Hill beads and buttons, these are a great value. Witch's Brew features a black fat cat button; Playful Cat has a bumble bee button. Spooky Gate is definitely our shop favorite - it features a skinny black cat button - and all those fantastic colors in the sky. Outdoor Adventure and Autumn Swing remind us of the great outdoors (and bugs in Oklahoma!), and Floral Pumpkin is inspiration for my front porch decorations! Each finishes about 5 x 5... and if you want to substitute linen for them - choose 28ct. We assemble our shop models into little hanging pillows.

The 2021 Mill Hill Autumn Harvest Collection - click for more
2021 Autumn Harvest Collection from Mill Hill
These are the little 3 x 3 ornament-sized designs that are fun on your Christmas tree - or finished as magnets to cling to your frig or file cabinet. Complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, you get the paper, chart, beads and threads, along with the needles. The little moon is cute - it matches the bigger pumpkin from last year. Rosie Racoon is darling! Fall Flamingo goes with the summer one we already have! Pumpkin Delivery is ready for the Guiness Book of World Records - that pumpkin must weigh a ton! Fall Fun has a sign to the corn maze, and Halloween Owl has that spindly little spider friend!

Rainbow Bridge Cat Friends from AB Designs - click for more Rainbow Bridge Dog Friends from AB Designs - click for more

The Rainbow Bridge for Cats and Dogs
from AB Designs
These are darling, colorful designs for something that I just can't even THINK about!

Amy has separate charts for cats and dogs, and gives you three different shapes and colors of animals to help you personalize yours.

Stitched in DMC or Weeks hand-dyed flosses, I love how she's kept the collars and used them on the pillows.
A Year of Snowfriends from AB Designs - click for more

Announcing AB Designs' next 2021 Stitch-along - A Year of Snowfriends!
This monthly series will begin this June. Amy will begin with the main chart and July. Then, every other month, you'll get two more charts, till it finishes next year. Charts include embellishments.

The sample is stitched on Weeks 20ct Tin Roof hand-dyed linen, but we think 18ct Natural will work well too. You can use floss - or bits of your #5 Pearls left over from stockings and other fun projects you've finished!

Our Warm & Wooly auto is finished... so this is next year's project!

A New Star is Born from MTV Designs - click for more
A New Star is Born from MTV Designs
This is an elegant 'mattress' pin cushion by MTV Designs. I don't know how to describe the shape except to tell you it is curvy - kind of fluted - and it has a center 'button' that is stitched. Worked on 32ct linen with Weeks flosses of Lancaster Red, Olive, Pumpkin, Turquoise and Curry, it looks to have 6 'sides'... and it finishes approx 4 inches across and an inch high.

Our charts come with the three Murano Glass pins you see in the pic... Maria sent assorted colors of those - but all match the thread colors. Just a beautiful, unusual little thing... presented in a chart with lots of finishing photos and those lovely pins!

Holiday Berries from Scarlett House - click for more Mary Broom 1824 from Scarlett House - click for more Sarah Jackson from Scarlett House - click for more
Holiday Berries, Mary Broom 1824, and Sarah Jackson from The Scarlett House
Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House has three new releases!
  • Holiday Berries is a petite 5 x 5 design stitched on 35ct Weeks Onyx Linen. Stitched with just Brown Bear, Juniper, Chalk, Green With Envy and Buckeye Scarlet hand-dyed flosses, it's really set off against the whitewashed background of the finishing board - so shop around and find something fun like this for finishing.
  • Mary Broom 1824 - This one finishes approx 6 x 6 on 40ct. Stitched with Chrysanthemum, Beige, Tatanka, Grasshopper, Dove, Teal Frost, Bright Leaf and Cocoa, the verse, dogs and windows are stitched over one. Just a small thing... the colors are dusty and aged pastel - the border has the Chrysanthemum and Teal Frost in it.
  • Sarah Jackson - Stitched with Classic Colorworks of Roasted Chestnut, Hazelnut, Wilderness, Bing Cherry, Hickory Sticks, Ginger Snap, English Ivy, Nature Trail, Trail Dust and Antique Lace, it finishes approx 8 x 11 on Weeks 36ct Dove Linen. Not really involved stitching on this - the verse is over one, but the motifs are simple, and it's all very neat, tidy and balanced! The Dove linen is a pleasant color surprise.

The second 3 Rabbits Rabbits from Ink Circles - click to see more
Rabbits & Rabbits & Rabbits from Ink Circles
April, May and June are on the calendar, but their rabbits are already here! Sweet little 3-inch cushions, each is a geometric repeat all the way around. Ink Circles is doing a year of rabbits - you can stitch them all together or make smalls.

Presented in individual small charts - you can get those on our auto-ship, or get just your individual favorites. We do have the Lady Dot Creates trim and finishing kits for these cushion options, so you can have that orange and white gingham, the lace and the apricot mini-poms shown!

Holly Basket Sewing Roll from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Rose Cottage Sampler Pinkeep from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Rose Cottage Sampler Pinkeep and Holly Basket Sewing Roll from Stacy Nash Primitives
Stacy Nash has more neat designs that have just released...
  • Rose Cottage Sampler Pinkeep is just awesome. Finishing only 8 x 8 on Weeks Dye Works 36ct Confederate Gray Linen, it is stitched over 2 with DMC! It's a charming little sampler - nothing fancy - just the alphabet, house and floral urns... maybe it's the blue-gray border along the bottom that finishes it.
  • Holly Basket Sewing Roll - This one is larger at 8-1/2 x 11-1/2 on Picture This Plus's 32ct Ale Linen. Charted for regular DMC flosses of 355, 407, 730, 731, 829 and 3033; it is trimmed with Lady Dot's mini-ball-fringe in Vintage color. You can do all sorts of run finishing with this on the reverse side... cool pockets, fun buttons, needle pages, thread rings... lots of fun things that will be discovered when your roll is UN-rolled!

CS299 Caroline Amelia Trowell from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Presenting Caroline Amelia Trowell
from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais his released a new sampler reproduction! Originally stitched by 10-yr old Caroline - a shepherd's daughter. Brenda tells us about Caroline, her family, where she lived and the significance of some of the motifs she chose for her sampler. The are photos of the original antique sampler in the leaflet as well.

Packed with sweet motifs, there are 3 'sections' to this... lots of opportunity for small cushion take-outs... and a pretty sawtooth border.

Stitched on 40ct hand-dyed linen by Seraphim, we have SEVERAL color options by Seraphim in various counts... so I am sure we can find you something lovely. Brenda uses a medley of DMC solids and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.

Sarah Macgregor's Sampler: The Lords Prayer AND Choose Your Own Adventure: Sarah's Worke from Shakespeare's Peddler
Choose Your Own Adventure: Sarah's Worke Kit Kit from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Sarah Macgregor's Sampler: The Lords Prayer from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
  • The Lord's Prayer Sampler - Theresa Venette LOVES to find old samplers and discover their hidden charms. This particular one - a sampler stitched by a young Sarah features her age ripped out when she finished this! Delightful bands of floral pots and birds, little girls, and The Lord's Prayer; Theresa has re-charted it, and is offering the sampler two different ways.
    The Lord's Prayer Sampler is the complete chart... 241 x 335 in size. Stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses or DMC, it finishes approx 13 x 18 on 36ct.
  • The Choose Your Own Adventure: Sarah's Worke Kit option gives you the bottom half of the sampler (no Lord's Prayer on there) and several different ideas for stitching pieces and parts of the original. What is pictured on the chart's cover is just one project suggestion. Measuring approx 13 x 7 on 36ct... Theresa added a little more detail to that second band of birds and flowers.
    Presented in a kit, you are getting 12 skeins of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses, the chart (same as The Lord's Prayer Sampler just without the top part of the charted prayer), and a fun little wooden needle minder. Do that whole sampler or pieces and parts - all with Week's colors of Juniper, Cayenne, Havana, Sanguine, Tarragon, Dove, Pebble, Schneckley, Oak, Fawn, Teal Frost, Kohl, and Baked Apple.
    So... get the chart ($22.00) if you want the Prayer option. Get the kit ($55 which includes the $30 of threads!) if you know you're going to need the threads and don't want to wait to get started stitching!
Collections of Antiques from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Collections of Antiques
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Theresa has 5 small charts so far showing little collections of antique what-nots. Bunnies & Baskets is the newest.

Each measures 80 x 90 in stitch count, and they are all stitched with only one color of a hand-dyed thread. Theresa is big on suggesting you use whatever colors and fabrics YOU like, to make them your own.

Souvenirs of Summer Blackbird's Souvenirs of Summer - click for more

Souvenirs of Summer
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma are treating us to another re-print of this awesome book that is full of patriotic and summer designs!

Our supply has arrived, and will be shipping shortly!

Woodland Sampler from Marjorie Massey - click for more
Woodland Sampler
from Marjorie Massey
Here's another delightful quaker-inspired sampler by Marjorie Massey. It'd be neat hanging in a mountain cabin because it features deer, evergreens, squirrels and acorns, and it has a 'coverlet feel' to it because of the reverse alphabet at the bottom.

Stitched in only one or two colors - choose a hand-dyed that you like against a background fabric that you like - absolutely nothing is called on the chart! Put your family initial in the center circle... and you know what? You can even change the alphabet to spell anything else besides THE ALPHABET! Stitch count is approx 170 x 200, the chart is nice and big, and she does have it printed in two colors of ink.

Potions & Spells from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Wicked Witchcraft from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more The Witch's Spell from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more The Lunar Witch from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more
Intense Color from Autumn Lane Stitchery
Wowza! New designs by Autumn Lane Stitchery - you are in for an explosion of color with these! You can just FEEL the potions flying around in the air, and you can HEAR all the swooshing and bubbling and screeching going on. Each one of these is busy and vibrant.

All four are presented as leaflets offering huge charts along with a colored master chart. They are all the same stitch count - 140 x 196. Coded for DMC - they all use fun, unusual colors of hand-dyed linens - which can lead to a witch-hunt of it's own! Designed by Aaron Houston - he used to be a comic book artist in his former life!

Tiptoe Through the Tulips from Erica Michaels - click for more Blessings Be More from Erica Michaels - click for more Bristol Berries I from Erica Michaels - click for more Spring Berries from Erica Michaels - click for more Do Unto Others from Erica Michaels - click for more
Erica Michaels has been busy with new releases... all are waiting for your stitching fingers!
  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips includes a colorful berry cushion design along with a coordinating rectangular one. The 4 pastel buttons pictured are included with the chart... and Linda discusses all that wool trimming as well (tutoral links, provided).
  • Blessings Be More May your trouble be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door. Pretty housewarming gift!
  • Bristol Berries I - Monochromatic designs inspired by antique samplers... Linda has taken bits and finished them different ways.
  • Spring Berries - a trio of gently colored berry cushions. Hop into Spring, Is it Spring yet? and Spring has Sprung are the verses... very soft touches of greens because not everything is blooming yet!
  • Do Unto Others - This is an adaptation from an 1888 piece. We think the cat really is three-legged, and Linda says there is a snail and spider on here, but I can't find it!
Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
New Arrivals from Accoutrements
Wow... I need these Ruby slippers to transport me to the seashore so I can enjoy the palm trees and flamingos! Jeweled need minders with super-duper strong magnets attached... you can always find a place for another one of these! The flamingo is 3 inches tall, but the rest are smaller - an inch or two at best. Just love 'em all!

Sunday Sunday Sunday
Heartstring Samplery's Sunday Stitches Series is Underway.
Several hymns are here... don't know if you've missed any of them thus far, but we are being treated to one 'new' old hymn each month. Presented as charts, Beth Twist's designs are worked on all different fabrics - so you can choose what YOU like best - and she's chosen softly hand-dyed threads from Classic, Gentle Art and Weeks - but offers DMC conversions as well.

Each piece finishes approx 4 x 7 on 36/18ct or 6 x 10 on 14. The other 9 coming in the next 9 months will all be surprises... but we'll have them all! Join our monthly auto-ship, or just pick up your favorites as they come out.

A Little Chintz Sewing Set Kit from JBW Designs - click to see more #398 A Collection of Antique Red Samplers from JBW Designs - click to see more #400 Winter in the Round from JBW Designs - click to see more #401 Spring in the Round from JBW Designs - click to see more
New Arrivals from JBW Designs
Judy Whitman has several new things...
  • A Little Chintz Sewing Set Kit includes the chart of tiny floral motifs to stitch this 3 x 3-ish pin cushion and matching scissor fob. Judy has included the rik-rak trim, 32ct white Belfast linen and the pink flosses for the corded edging on the tiny fob.
  • A Collection of Antique Red Samplers includes charts of 5 old samplers. Between them all there are 15 alphabets, 5 sets of numerals, and lots of small borders. Change up the fabrics, even change the color thread - The Cross Stitch Police will not come to your door and haul you away without a needle. You CAN stitch bits of these and make a hundred pin cushions for a basket. You can do whatever you want! Lovely pieces, Judy does mention some origin and condition info about them.
  • Spring and Winter in the Rounds - Same format as some of her others... these are 56 stitches in diameter, and can be worked in any color you wish. (Hand-dyeds look the best.) Just fun little bits of the season!

Baked With Love from New York Dreamer - click to see more Baked With Love
from New York Dreamer
This is a stitched rolling pin cover! It has little valentine cookies on it, along with sugar and flour and it says *Baked With Love.* Stitched on 16/32ct with DMC or hand-dyeds, it's actually pretty cute, and will fit around a classic 18-inch rolling pin.

I do have to share... when I opened The Silver Needle 37 years ago - in 1984 - I carried little Aida cloth blanks to stitch and cover wooden rolling pins! We sold a TON of them. So here I am, 37 years later, still at it I guess! This chart is a little expensive though... be aware of that, but otherwise... what a fun gift for a baker!

Fall is in the Air Part 1 from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Sit and Stitch from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Sit and Stitch and Fall is in the Air from Little House Needleworks
A pair of new arrivals by Little House Needleworks, both are presented as charts.
  • Sit and Stitch features a fun verse that praises your fav stitching chair - so no explanation needed as to where you'll display that! It works up to be 7 x 9 on 30ct.
  • Fall is in the Air features two smaller 3-1/2 inch designs... and is the first chart of three... to present the set of 6 smalls that all go together. (We have a blurred-out preview pic from the back of this chart, so you kind of know what is ahead.) Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, you can make individual stand-ups or blocks or stitch all in the set together as one mail piece.
    Cute, colorful and quick! We'll do an auto-ship for the other two of these... no idea when they will release, but I imagine fairly soon. The auto-ship just makes it easier for you to get them all and not worry about keeping track of when they come (we do that for you!)
Christmas Morning from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Christmas Morning
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis' delightful artwork is all over this box top and sides, along with more cute matching designs for ornaments, git tags and stand-ups. 'Santa Claus is coming' is featured atop a 7-inch plain paper box, and reindeer race around the sides. Every design in here is so cute and colorful, I don't know which one I like the best. If you stitch them all, you'll need a 1/4 yard of fabric and lots of DMC.

Complete finishing and assembly instructions are included in here - pages and pages, pictures and pictures! Of course, nothing says you have to finish any of these designs like the pics... but the book offers really nice suggestions and lessons. The little reindeer around the box are all slightly different, the rocking horse measures about 4 x 5
Elf On The Shelf from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more
Elf On The Shelf
from Fairy Wool in the Wood
We're a little 'off-season' right now for this little guy - but ARE WE? Hmmmm.... by Fairy Wool in the Wood, this cute little design should remind you all year long of what Santa is seeing!

9 x 100 In stitch count, it is presented as a chart with a key charm and two little jingle bells, and coded for 10 shades of DMC floss. Don't know how long this little guy will be around!
Luscious Cotton Velveteens Handyed from Lady Dot
For a Few Weeks... More PRIM Finishing Packs
from Lady Dot Creates
A little treat from market last week... we have a few of Lois's finishing assortment packs of hand-dyed velveteens, ribbons, trims and buttons that will all coordinate to finish several small projects.

A PRIM theme, everything in here is black, taupe or cream, it all goes together and so will back and trim about 3 to 6 pin cushions/fobs/cases. The idea here is to provide you with a quick grab-n-go assortment that goes together. 3 Velveteens are about 10 inches square, 5 trims and ribbons - 24 inches each.

American Sampler House from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Stars & Stripes Forever from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Stars & Stripes Forever and American Sampler House
from Annie Beez Folk Art
Here are two pieces that just might get you into the mood for the 4th Of July! By Annie Beez, they both feature cool house and neat billowing flags... I like them both!
  • Stars and Stripes Forever has a lot of quilt motifs in it, it uses gorgeous shades of Light Khaki, Cayenne, Whiskey, Roasted Figs, Dublin Bay. Deep Sea, Pine Needles, Lucky and Straw. A mixture of hand-dyeds, it has softer colors than the American Sampler House, and finishes approx 5-1/2 x 8 on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha Linen.
  • American Sampler House is full of brighter traditional colors of Ecru, Wrought Iron, Jay Bird, Blue Suede, Blue Jeans and Cayenne. It's worked on a light blue background and finishes abut 5-1/2 x 6-1/2.
Lobstah Dinnah Ornament from The Elegant Thread - click to see more
Lobstah Dinnah Ornament
from The Elegant Thread
This is the CUTEST thing! By The Elegant Thread, stitch this cute little red lobster - he's 2 x 3 - and put him inside his mesh cage - he's ready to bring home for dinner! (Or you can hang him on your Christmas Tree, or perch him somewhere in your kitchen!)

Presented as a complete kit, you are stitching him over one thread on 22ct hand-dyed aqua blue linen. It's a pretty coarse weave, so it's not hard to see. Next, sew him together into a little pillow - the red and cream checkered backing fabric and interfacing are included. Then, roll the plastic mesh - included - into his trap, tie him inside there with the bit of included twine... and you're finished! This is SO creative and cute... I'm in the middle of nowhere in Oklahoma... I've never set lobster traps in my life, but even I know this is *a winnah!*

Peppermint Candy front from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Peppermint Candy back from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Peppermint Candy button pack from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Peppermint Candy included gumdrops from Blackberry Lane - click to see more      Sugared Gumdrops from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
Gingerbread Valley Series from Blackberry Lane Designs
Marie Driskill has been busy designing gingerbread house ornaments! You see several pics here... Peppermint Candy is both the front and back of the same house! Sugared Gumdrops is her second house-in-progress - and you are seeing only the front of it so far.
So... Peppermint Candy is stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus. It measures approx 4 x 4, and is FULL of charming design detail! The chimney is a cupcake... and can you see the elf climbing on the roof? On the front side, you can see him just to the right of the cupcake - I think he's sneaking a snack. The front is decorated with a clay wreath on the door, tiny gingerbread cookies, and snowy evergreen tree buttons - all are made by Just Another Button Company and Puntini. Now, look at the back of the house... there's the little guy on the roof again!

We have the set of hand-made clay buttons featured on both the front and back of this house all gathered together. A peppermint, wreath, 2 gingerbread cookies, 2 evergreen trees and two hand-made gifts - they are lovingly made by Just Another Button Company and Puntini Puntini!
The cutest miniature gumdrop beads are included with the chart - Marie has used them on her hanger - they are cute enough to eat - so keep them away from little fingers and mouths!

Sugared Gumdrops' house is an A-Frame gingerbread house. Marie is still working on the backside of that house... so it's still a surprise. BOTH front and back of this house will also be in this chart! Buttons are available separately... and we have them. (Not enough info about Sugared Gumdrops selection yet.)

Creepy Pumpkin Stackers from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Creepy Pumpkin Stackers
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Wow. this is a creative way to finish your stitching! Pam and Susan have designed three various-sized stitched pumpkins and then shown you how to finish/assemble them for a cute stacking Halloween display. The feature is the ANTIQUE WOODEN SPOOL they are stacked around! You can choose any three colors of fabric you like for your pumpkins - they tell you how to adjust the templates if you change from the 32ct Weeks Chestnut, Tiger's Eye and Cappucino choices used.

Stitching is done with Weeks, Gentle Art and Kreinik threads, with some Mill Hill beads and a JABCO spider button. (You can get creative from your stash with creepies to embellish this too!) Next, assemble the pumpkins - you are leaving the centers open - and then placing them over the spool to stand up! FOR NOW the antique spools are included with the charts - so neat!

Tournesol Bleu by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Tournesol Bleu
from Reflets de Soie
Isabelle of Reflets de Soie has yet another over-the-top elegant beaded pincushion creation. Stitched entirely in petite glass beads, you're doing only half stitches with one strand of thread over 2 on 35ct linen. (I haven't tried it, but you can probably do these on 18ct Aida - but you might need the curve of the cushion stuffing to make the fabric convex so the beads lay properly.)

Presented as the chart with beads, Isabelle has sorted and labeled all the beads, so you're ready to go. Tournesol Bleu measures just 69 x 69 stitches - so under 4 inches in size, and she's finished it into a biscornu shape.Talk about an elegant cushion! The metallic beads just glisten - like the reflecting gold leaf on the display plate!
Monthly Trios July, August & September from Waxing Moon

Monthly Trios: July, August & September
from Waxing Moon Designs
Three 4 x 5 designs to celebrate Wintery-weather, these might all be cute finished on three different sides of a block stand-up!

Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, garnish the box top with cotton snowballs!

Lost and Found from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Lighting The Way from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Lighting the Way and Lost and Found from Silver Creek Samplers
  • Lighting The Way - Always be a lighthouse, shine your beacon bright. Guide every soul adrift at sea throughout their darkest night.
    Stitch this on something to assure that lighthouse will show up - it isn't quite so prominent in the model pic - and it's a pretty lighthouse! Finishes approx 9 x 10 on 28/14ct... coded for DMC.
  • Lost and Found - I am a lost sheep gone astray, Shepherd find me this I pray. Oh Shepherd listen to my prayer and keep me in thy loving care.
    Coded for DMC, this one measures 147 x 131 - so on 32ct it's 8 x 9.

Cheerful Giver from October House - click for more Love and Joy from October House - click for more Flosstube Friends from October House - click for more Sew Blessed from October House - click for more
New Designs from October House
  • Cheerful Giver --This is a sweet little piece - worked on 32ct with Weeks Sage and Tarragon and Classic's Sweetest heart and Root Beer Float colors. The featured trim is Vintage Mini Poms by Lady Dot.
  • Love and Joy - Another cushion-sized piece, this is about 5 x 6-1/2 on 32ct, and is stitched with Gentle Art's hand-dyed Simply Wools of Ruby Slipper, Baby Spinach, Old Red paint, Maple Syrup, Chalk and Blue Spruce. The wools are wonderful to stitch with, and really give you a softer, deeper look than the cotton flosses - REALLY nice.
  • Flosstube Friends - Well, I want to be the young, skinny one in the green dress way down there on the end! Just a fun little piece... it's pretty big at 7 x 17 on 40ct!
  • Sew Blessed - A cute Sewing Room sign! Finishing about 5-1/2 x 6 on 36ct, right now it's worked in Classic's hand-dyed cottons of Rose Petal, Strawberry Parfait, Mauvelous, and Weeks Mocha, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Sockeye, and Peony. If you need other colors, they should be really easy to change - might be fun to dig some buttons out from you button box, too!

My Early Days from Plum Street Samplers Adam Names the Animals from Plum Street Samplers Bigfoot Bunch from Plum Street Samplers Abominable Bundle from Plum Street Samplers
4 New Charts from Plum Street Samplers' Paulette Stewart
  • My Early Days - Inspired by a sampler Paulette owns, she 'perked up' the blues in her design, because she found that blue enchanting on the original piece. Finishing approx 12 x 12 - pretty generous on 36ct, it has a pretty symetry.
  • Adam Names the Animals - Paulette tells us that Eve is not present on the sampler, as God gave Adam the task of naming the animals before Eve was created. The verse on the sampler alludes to the loneliness Adam still felt after each of the animals had been considered as company. Finishes approx 11 x 8 on 40ct.
  • Bigfoot Bunch & Abominable Bundle - Oh these two are fun! In Bigfoot, can you find Mama and Baby hiding? The Abominable Snowman is from the Christmas Special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Remember him in there? Didn't Herbie fix his sore tooth? A little digression from the rest of the animal 'stacks' but that's OK... stitch him and wait for people to loooookkkk... and then timidly ask about!
Be Kind Sampler from Stacy Nash -- click to see more

Be Kind Sampler
from Stacy Nash Primitives
Be kind to one another, this is a world of care and there is enough of needful woe for every one to bear. An old verse with Stacy's new border design and big house.

Finishes about 8 x 10 - probably 36ct Weeks Cocoa - and it uses Weeks hand-dyed cottons of Oscar, Baked Apple, Battleship, Cherub, Charcoal, Straw, Oilcloth, Confederate Gray and Sanguine.
Elizabeth Charnelay W from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Little Virginie 1837 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Kindred Spirits of the Thread from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Sophia Church from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Francis 1863 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
New Lovelies From La D Da!
  • Elizabeth Charnelay W - Stitched on 36ct, this measures a generous 12-ish inches square. Worked with Weeks flosses of Havana, Dolphin, Terrapin and Red Rocks, there are 8 DMCs tossed in as well.
  • Little Virginie 1837 - Stitched on 36ct, this one finishes approx 10 x 10. There's a windmill in here... a peacock and that cool sailing ship... kind of a 'family established' thing!
  • Kindred Spirits of the Thread - This is a pin cushion for a stitcher! Stitched on 36ct Confederate Gray is calls for Weeks blackboard, Lichen, Caper, Cinnabar and Arrowhead. Easy to change colors though... any stitcher will love to have and use it!
  • Sophia Church - What a pretty piece! On 36ct, it finishes approx 17 x 7, and is stitched with Weeks Dirt Road, Adobe, Terrapin, Sanguine, Oil Cloth, Flat Fish, Bees Knees and a few other DMC flosses. Blackbird Designs has a sampler like this pictured on the back of their Sewing Club book... different pots of flowers, but the same layout. The two would be pretty hung together!
  • Francis 1863 - Well, isn't this the cutest little sampler bunny? Lori has a couple of other stitched and stuffed alphabet rabbits - they are ALL charming! Francis measures 80 x 80 - so on 32ct he's only 5 inches tall. He needs to sit on your shelf in a place of honor! Stitched with Weeks Cranberry Ice, Classic's Calico Kitty, and Gentle Art's Wood Trail and Cast Iron Skillet.

Spring Spring Scamper from Luminous Fiber Arts
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST! What a wild ride everyone is enjoying! *It's time for Spring Scamper, the annual race through the tulips to see who is the fastest! The bunny and chick are leaping into the lead, while their friends race to catch up in their carrot-mobile. A chick in a radish plane (that is the best part!) flies overhead towing the race banner while tossing carrots like confetti down on the competitors! What a charming scene!

Presented as a chart, this measures 111 x 266 - so it'll finish approx 7 x 16 on 32ct. Worked with hand-dyeds and lots of DMC, I just love it. You COULD do this on 18ct linen and use #5 Perle Cotton... like the Bent Creek globe kits or the Shepherd's Bush stockings... then finish it into a glorious big couch pillow... it'd measure 12 x 30! (take a ton of thread... but how fun anyway!)
Enjoy several other new designs when you click through!

The Gentle Rain from The Blue Flower -  click for more Wildflowers from The Blue Flower -  click for more Language of Flowersfrom The Blue Flower -  click for more Tudor Bee from The Blue Flower -  click for more Tudor Swan from The Blue Flower -  click for more
Jeannine McGowan of The Blue Flower has some pretty new designs:
  • The Gentle Rain - To capture the awesome feeling of the soft, spring rain Jeannine loves, she designed a scene of flowers and trees. She featured a big bird bath with all sorts of delighted birds, and then, there come all the little creatures - squirrels, a racoon, and even a neighborhood dog coming out for his walk! Something pretty to hang in the Springtime! Measures about 9 x 11 on 36ct.
  • Wildflowers - Buttercups have honeyed hearts, Bees they love the clover, but I Iove the daisies dance all the meadow over. Inspired by wildflowers and a favorite poem, we get another pretty springtime piece that a gardening friend might really love. Stitched all in DMC floss, it finishes a little over 9 x 9 on 36ct. Not really too big at all.
  • Language of Flowers - Spring - The sun shines when I'm with You. Fresh blooming Narcissus just make you smile! 165 x 82, It'll finish 8 x 4 - a generous cushion that would be pretty perched on a windowsill.
  • Tudor Bee and Tudor Swan - A pair of coordinating designs, each is finished as a pin cushion. Trims and velveteen backings are by Lady Dot. Jeannine says the Swan's border was inspired by the ceiling at Hampton Court palace, and swans are very common in Tudor art - symbolizing fidelity in love.

Love is in the Air from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more It's Snow Time from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
A Time for all Seasons Series
from Cottage Garden Samplings
We didn't know there was going to be a set of 12 of these. #1 January's It's Snow Time and #2 February's Love is in the Air are both here! Same stitch count size - 100 x 130 - both are stitched on a medium-ish hand-dyed fabric color - something to highlight the white colors in each.

We have no idea if they'll all be on this same background or not... so maybe just collect patterns till we know? Or just stitch only the ones you like and forget the rest? Charming so far, each is presented in a chart and coded for mostly DMC with a few hand-dyeds tossed in for fun.

Bequeathment Labels from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Colonial Girls & Their Dolls by Kathy Barrick - click to see more Quaker Dwelling by Kathy Barrick - click to see more Amelia Prescott and How Her Parents Did Educate Her by Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Several New Arrivals from Kathy Barrick
  • Bequeathment Labels - DO NOT get creeped out by these... just enjoy the fun they present being stuck to the backs of treasured (and maybe not-so-treasured) pieces of needlework! Actually, you COULD use these as gift tags at your next stitch group exchange or include one in your next event pin-cushion exchange! (Or how about bequeathing your friend your project-from-****? You know, the one they keep bugging you about finishing?) Kathy's latest group of antique art on stickers, set of 8.
  • Colonial Girls & Their Dolls - People get creeped out by this artwork too... but if you can appreciate it, these are neat labels too! A place to record your name, date, the design title, and maybe some thread or fabric info... stick them on the back of your framed pieces.
  • Quaker Dwelling - measuring 232 x 239, this finishes almost 12 x 12 on 40ct! LOTS of stitches in this... the symetry and repetitveness in this is delightful! Change a few colors if you need to... but I love all that gunmetal color in there! I like how the bricks are the same as the Quaker motifs.
  • Amelia Prescott and How Her Parents Did Educate Her - This is a Kathy Barrick original design, inspired by all the charming antique multiplication table samplers. She's done Algerian Eyes and Rhodes in the alphabets, and included that verse about Amelia's Parents! Stitch count is a mystery until I can read the chart... but it will probably be generous in size... and gosh, the math actually STILL works - not like that 'new math stuff!'

Christmas is Coming EARLY in 2021! Prairie Schooler's 2021 Annual Santa

Presenting Prairie Schooler's 2021 Annual Santa... he normally comes out the weekend of July 4th... but HERE HE IS!

Same card format, same traditional colors... add him to your collection now, so you don't miss him this year!
Sea Life by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Sea Life by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Oh gosh, I NEED to buy a beach house so I can stitch these kits, and have a place to display them! The newest releases by Mill Hill featuring the artwork of Laurel Burch, these are FULL of color and whimsey! Presented as full kits of chart, a smattering of Mill Hill glass seed beads, DMC flosses, and needles, each is worked on 14ct Tropical Blue Aida... so brilliant and gorgeous!

Don't be turned off by the Aida (vs linen or paper)... it is easy to see, sturdy for the beads, and just plain fun to work on! Each design finishes approx 5 x 7 and there are frames available for them as well.

Petal Pusher from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging Microbes from Ink Circles - click to see more
Fun New Releases from Ink Circles
  • Arranging Microbes! Oh My Gosh, isn't this the funniest thing? How appropriate for the times! Tracy's top portion of this piece measures 5 x 7, without the Wash Your Hands advice offered below - Stitch it however you want! You could even make your stitching friends 'germy pincushions!' Colorful - use what's in your stash, or the hand-dyeds called for of Oyster, Mulberry, Boysenberry, Kentucky Bluegrass, Lichen, Romance and Plum, or as Tracy puts it - 'the DMC-ish' equivalents!
  • Petal Pusher We like the colors in this! BUTTTT you have 4 different color-way options! This 115 x 115 piece finishes approx 6or 8 inches square - depending on your fabric choice. Tracy offers 4 different DMC color combinations for this - they are pictured on the front of the chart - I don't know how you're going to decide on just one.

Oology by Satsuma Street - click for more
Look What's New From Satsuma Street! Oology! from Satsuma Street
This delightful set of 4 eggs is the perfect project for the start of Spring... and better yet, they are all presented in ONE leaflet!

Each 3 x 4 egg is stitched on 28ct linen - but Satsuma loves perforated paper as well, and these would be awesome as paper eggs too!

Coded for DMC, get out some beads and metallics if you feel like it... these gorgeous pastel eggs will be so much fun to stitch!

Floral Heart from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Floral Heart
from Samplers Not Forgotten
Samplers Not Forgotten has released a new pin cushion design - a pretty heart-shaped floral - stitched in pale rose and moss hand-dyed cottons.

Fully kitted, it is stitched on 36ct Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed linen with Weeks flosses. The featured lace trim and ribbon for the finishing is by Lady Dot. The kit includes the chart, linen, threads, trims, the charm and the backing fabric - which you can get a glimpse of in the background of our pic. What a pretty piece!
Flowershop from Thistles Merry X-Mas Welcome from Thistles Hilltop Village in Winter from Thistles
Thistles has fun new designs!
Liezbeth is from the Netherlands...and when we took our Silver Needle/Jeannette Douglas Tulip Time River Cruise to Holland two years ago... she met our group of 90 stitchers for a day with a huge trunk show of her things. It was delightful... and a neat memory.
  • Flowershop comes straight from her imagination! Stitched with 23 different shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, I'm not sure how large it is... but I think about 8 x 15. I see three panels here... the little shop and all it's gardens of flowers and trees. It's so happy, I just love it!
  • Merry X-Mas Welcome - Oh, there are pigs-in-love for Valentines and a black cat on Halloween that go with this - isn't this plump gingerbread cottage the cutest? Hansel and Gretel live there! It measures about 5 x 9 in size, I think, and is stitched in Gentle Art's Simply Wools of Tea Rose, Raven, Harvest Basket, Buttercrunch, Ruby Slippers, Cidermill Brown, Chives, Morning Glory, and Chalk.
  • Hilltop Village in Winter - This finishes Liezbeth's 4-season set... she traveled in southern Italy in 2019... and loved all the old villages on the hilltops and mountains. So we get smidgens of European villages all throughout the year. Finishing about 6 x 8... all of them are delightful!

CS296 Hannah Ann Wallace 1850 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS297 Samplings #1 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS298 Samplings #2 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
New Arrivals from Brenda Gervais
  • Hannah Ann Wallace 1850 - A reproduction sampler - Brenda chose softer shades of the original wools used to stitch this petite sampler. In her leaflet, she's included research about Hannah, photos, and even some hand-written Quaker meeting notes. It finishes approx 7-1/2 x 7 on 36ct and is stitched with DMCs and some hand-dyeds of Oscar, Olive, Antique Rose, Pomegranate, Ye Old Gold and Sweet Potato.
  • The Samplings - Brenda has designed and commissioned special printed alphabet linen from England. You can see it in the model/cover pics shown. She is including enough of the fabric - in each chart - for project finishing in this new series.
    Samplings #1 features a cross stitched tiny bunny and flowers, with a Quaker motif at the base of the design. It includes the finishing alphabet linen with red lettering.
    Samplings #2's design has a bird and butterflies along with another Quaker motif, this time, the alphabet fabric is printed in blue.
    NOT ALL of the future designs will be egg-shaped in theme... these two just turned out that way... and the alphabet letters on the fabric will be in other colors as well. Each of these two stitched designs measure approx 3 x 4 when stitched on 40ct... you can finish them into the egg shapes, or make little pin cushions and use that alphabet linen as your backing material! No information yet on how often more in this series will release.... but we'll begin an auto-ship on them just to be safe!

Chalk Talk Let's Talk Spring from Hands On Design - click to see more 31st: Block Party from Hands On Design - click to see more 25th: Block Party from Hands On Design - click to see more
Newest Arrivals from Hands On Design
  • Chalk Talk Let's Talk Spring continues this fun seasonal set of designs - Cathy has rearranged her words three different ways and given you three different finishing options for the different sized projects. Presented as a chart.
  • 31st: Block Party - Oh a new one of these darling pin cushions... this is so bright and colorful... it joins the seven or so Block Party designs already in print. Worked on 28ct linen, the chart comes with that pretty cut of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool featured on the top. We have the pin set also, because you'll want the whole presentation! Believe it or not, these take a 1/4 yard of fabric - the side is stitched all as one piece, then you need the top and bottom!
  • 25th: Block Party - You'll never forget all the reindeer names if you have this little baby stitched as a Christmas decoration! So darn cute... stitched on 28ct Amber linen, chart includes the wool topper cut. These pins are available as well... but there are lots of other JABCO and Puntini pins that would be fun in here.

French Kitchen Pomme et Sauge Apples & Sage from Hands On Design - click to see more French Kitchen Fraise et Menthe Strawberries & Mint from Hands On Design - click to see more French Kitchen Poire et Romarin Pear & Rosemary from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more French Kitchen Myrtille et Thym from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Francaise The French Kitchen Bucket - click to see more
The French Kitchen from Hands On Design and Summer House Stitche Workes
Enjoy this neat set of designs that celebrates the bounty of the French Kitchen with the fruits and flowers of the seasons. A collaboration between Hands On Design and Summer House Stitche Workes, Cathy designed Strawberries & Mint and Apples & Sage. Beth designed Pear & Rosemary and Blueberry & Thyme. (Don't know who designed the little bucket!) Each tall sampler measures 53 x 135 - finishing approx 3 x 8 - stitched on 32ct linen. When your 4 are finished... either display them or store one or all of the 'out-of-season' panels in the cute little stitched 'bucket!' It's also perfect for storing recipe cards or chocolate!

You'll see charms dangling from the bucket - those are available for a limited time, as well as the wooden 'paddle' you see the samplers displayed on. Thread Set for entire series uses 26 skeins of Weeks hand-dyed flosses: Blackboard (4), Bluecoat Red, Capri, Carolina Cecil (2), Emerald, Glacial Melt, Grits, Kudzu, Lichen, (2), Loden, Mocha, Moss, Navy, Oilcloth (2), Red Pear, Roasted Figs, Scuppermong, Snowflake, Verdigris and Whitewash. Love it, love it!

Fragments 2021 Tales from the Sea No 4 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments 2021 Tales from the Sea No 3 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time for 2021: Tales From The Sea
from Summer House Stitche Workes
The next two Fragments for 2021 have arrived!
#3 Features The Kracken - the monster of the sea - who put terror into the staunchest heart - he is lurking somewhere in the ocean depths!
#4 features the waiting wives' house... this is an 8-part set of small card designs - you can stitch them all together (see that on our auto-ship page) or you can make individual pin cushions.

A charming set... Beth Ann has done Fragments for several years... we have several past years' still available!
Antrim's Folly from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more

Antrim's Folly
by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes
This has been one of Theresa Baird's exclusive class pieces that is now available in chart format. Just a gorgeous piece, Theresa's inspiration came from a Betty Ring sampler that sold at a Sotheby's auction for over a million dollars in 2012.

She was enchanted by the mansion with the cedar trees, the barnyard with the animals, the young lady sitting straight and proud atop a horse, the farmhouse on the hill, and the flanking baskets of fruits and flowers.

It measures 257 x 355, and is worked in silks. The chart is 38 pages... it is full of stitch diagram detail, and actual close-up pics of some areas. Not for the faint of stitcher - not the quickest stitch either! Just an EXQUISITE needlework design to tantalize the brave!
Spring is Springing from Val's Stuff Please Grow from Val's Stuff
Please Grow and Spring is Springing from Val's Stuff
Two new arrivals by Val's stuff... they hint at Spring, but after this last February weather... who knows?
  • Please Grow is a plant poke! Delightful colors, it is stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC flosses from your stash. Then, you decorate with felt flower pieces, and the button. Cut it out, glue it to the black felt, then glue that to the pink felt, add the wooden skewer stick and you're ready to beg that plant to grow (using your good manners!) Complete kit includes the chart, paper, embellishments, felt and stick to make the 4 x 4 poke.
  • Spring is Springing features a snowman who's going to melt soon. You don't actually stitch him - that's the background fabric... and the flower on there consists of tiny felt pieces... so actually, this goes pretty fast! Kit comes with the chart, 28ct Jobelan fabric, and pink felt pieces. You'll need bits of Week's hand-dyed floss from your stash - Chartreuse, Watermelon Punch, Envy and Pumpkin!

Growing Green by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Growing Green by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
The folks at Mill Hill have released 4 new herb-inspired designs with the artwork of Debbie Mumm featured! Chives, Oregano, Basil and Rosemary - each is presented as a full kit stitched on 16ct Aida with DMC flosses and garnished with a sprinkling of glass seed beads.

Basil and Oregano are stitched on a dark brown, Rosemary and Chives are on a much lighter beige. All 4 coordinate in color - limes, soft browns, oranges and creams - and each finishes 4-1/2 inches square. Pretty for a kitchen!

Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots moreJelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Presenting Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda Gervais has just announced her newest leaflet release - Jelly Bean Jubilee! Seven cheerful bunny and bean designs - full of bright, happy colors!

Stitch them all on a fat-quarter cut of your favorite fabric... round up some cute ribbons and trims... and you'll be ready for Easter!

Music in America Guitar from Ronnie Rowe - click for more Music in America Piano from Ronnie Rowe - click for more Music in America Saxophone from Ronnie Rowe - click for more Music in America Trumpet from Ronnie Rowe - click for more Music in America Violin from Ronnie Rowe - click for more
Presenting the Music in America Series from Ronnie Rowe
Wow... these are definitely for the serious music lover - and a serious stitcher! Ronnie Rowe is a really fun guy. I'd heard about his stuff for years... I didn't know he was a 'real person' until he showed up at market for the first time a couple of years ago! The man is eternally cheerful and assured me he was, indeed, alive! Completely talented - he sketches out all this stuff and then stitches it and charts it! Absolutely unbelievable in detail and vision, his designs will remain classics. His covers really don't do justice to the stitched pieces.

New this year are these 5 tributes to music. Each is presented as a chart and coded for just plain 'ol DMC floss. His style is to mimic pen and ink - these are so exciting, so realistic. They'd be lovely in a music room, recording studio, office, school... anywhere someone can appreciate them. They are generous in size - all around 12 x 17 (180 x 270 or 300 in stitch count) - so visually commanding!

First Frost from Hands On Design - click to see more With This Needle from Hands On Design - click to see more Hop on Inn from Hands On Design - click to see more
First Frost, With This Needle, & Hop on Inn from Hands On Design
  • First Frost features a pair of wintery village scenes stitched on plain white or antique white fabric with good old DMC floss of 07, 21, 168, 422, 598 and 611! Depending on your fabric choice - they'll be about 3 x 7 each.
  • With This Needle - I Thee thread! What a cute needle case and matching scissor fob! Cathy insists your stitching accessories should be fun - so this chart comes with those cool miniature needles and the spool charm. Stitched on 32ct Platinum Linen, you'll use only Weeks Aztec Red, Blackboard, Capri and Pepperocini!
  • Hop On Inn - Serious Spring Cuteness coming your way... this is worked on any chalkboard-colored fabric you like to work on. The chart is coded for DMC as well as Sulky 12-weight thread - if you bought the thread for More Chocolate Bunnies - you already have it, and you have enough to stitch this too! Finishing 5 x 5 on a 14/28... we'll have those HOP buttons as well!

The 2021 Spring Bouquet Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Presenting The 2021 Mill Hill Spring Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's Spring 2021 Bead Kits!
OK... no time for Winter-Blues... Mill Hill always releases before the seasons so we have time to get all this finished to display! All are presented as complete kits - 14ct perforated paper - they use lots of different colors of that, DMC flosses, Mill Hill Beads and the necessary needles. The Larger Buttons & Beads line finishes 5 x 5-ish, while the smaller Spring Bouquet kits are the ornament size - 3 x 3-ish.

Can't wait to get them stitched - I bet the fish and the citrus pieces glisten with awesome bright colors. And.. we love that little pink elephant! All are ready to ship and really fun to stitch. We even have small beading needle threaders that fit those tiny beading needles in the kits.

2021 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
2021 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has released this year's Collector heart kit - and it's real cute!

The complete kit contains 32ct Faun hand-dyed linen from Picture This Plus, along with a smaller cut of 32ct Vintage Country Mocha for the bonus design included. The included hand-dyed flosses by Classic Colorworks will do both designs - there are 11 different shades on these. Look for the Good!

Cecelia is retiring all the rest of her previous Collector Heart kits. She's designed them for years, but fabrics come and go, and continually kitting over the years gets complicated! So.... 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 are in VERY LIMITED supply right now. We're OK with 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the time being. Any year not listed here is already sold out and retired. Clicking the link above will take you to a grouping of all of the Collector's Hearts.
To All a Good Night from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more To All a Good Night
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri have a darling new pin cushion out... and now we have lots of time before next Christmas to get it stitched to enjoy! Stitched on 32ct Natural Linen, the cushion finishes 5 x 5. Santa - complete with billowing striped hat - is flying across the sky. There are reindeer and sheep on here... an ornament and candy cane garland, even little snowman wearing a striped sweater!

Very cute, the complete kit comes with the linen, hand-dyed flosses, a few button and bead embellishments, as well as bright green fabric for your backing treatment and the most gorgeous shade of pretty red hand-dyed chenille from Lady Dot Creates. It'll be fun to have and stitch!

Honey Hill Hamlet from Artful Offerings - click for more Honey Hill Hamlet
from Artful Offerings
Here's a very organized piece... stitched on Picture This Plus's Doubloon Linen with DMC or Gentle Art's hand-dyed flosses. You'll need Baby Spinach, Ruby Slipper, Carriage Black, Chamomile, Wood Trail, Gold Leaf, Pecan Pie and Chalk.

On 40ct, it is still quite large finishing about 7-1/2 x 10-1/2. The bees in the octagonals would make nice scissor fobs. Very patterned, very neat and tidy... pretty colors!

Let Freedom Ring from Lila's Studio
Let Freedom Ring from Lila's Studio
This is a beautiful piece that will finish an impressive 15 x 19 on 32ct. Released in 2017... we've had it, but I didn't pay attention to it until recently. Just lovely, Independence Hall is so pretty with the trees in the background. All the windows, the arches, the hand-dyed threads making the bricks look real... the billowing flag and cracked Liberty Bell... this piece makes quite a statement!

25 Shades of DMC along with 6 hand-dyeds... the building is Classic Colorworks Calico Kitty, and the trees are Endive, both of which require 4 skeins of thread. Lila has done an excellent job with the chart - it's huge, full of contrast and has symbols next to each other that are EASY to tell apart. Just whip this right up - it'd look great in the Family room or an office!

A Perrenial Favorite of Ours... And a Forest Grew from Rosewood Manor
Ok... pull out your DMC floss... this awesome piece uses no less than 100 of them!!! Every green you can imagine... lots of chestnuts, butterscotch, and terra cotta earth tones, this sampler is delightful to look at! Karen, the designer, says she was researching trees for samplers, and found so many different ones... that 'A Forest Grew!' Filled with so many charming details of tiny forest wildlife, and delicate, lacy trees, you just keep looking at this and finding something new all the time.

Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast Linen, this finishes an impressive 26 x 12-1/2. There are several ideas and smaller charts included to help you pull out little bits here and there, to add to a needle case somewhere, or create some bands for another sampler. So different, such pretty balance with the sizes, colors and detail! Offered as a leaflet.

Need floss? Check your stash first! Need Linen? On 32ct... you'll need 19 x 32. On 28ct ... you'll need 20 x 36. We can provide you those cuts, or 'Fat Half Yards' which measure 27 x 36... giving you enough extra linen for a couple of ornaments, pin cushions or needlecases -- in a matching fabric dye lot. Study the pattern and then decide!

Plant Wisdom Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! The Ultimate Sampler Motifs Source Book by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view!
  • The Ultimate Sampler Motifs Source Book
    Brenda Keyes has reprinted her wonderful multi-page book that is CRAMMED FULL of alphabets and different motifs that appear in antique samplers! Out of print for several years, it is just an awesome book, and we are thrilled to be able to have it again. A MUST for your library... you can tell by the cover what treats await inside!

  • Abigail Markam Sampler - Here is a pretty sampler -- very bold and organized -- balanced and stately! Presented as a chart, this measures 205 x 155 -- so finishes just 9-1/2 x 13 on 32ct. If you choose smaller fabric, you can make your finished piece smaller as well.
    Charted for ONLY regular DMC floss of black, two shades of green, two shades of gold and a brown and red, you could easily change some of the colors to hand-dyeds if you wanted to. The border is pretty, alphabet is good, and the house is very eye-catching. It would make a wonderful *family established* piece!

Jim Shore JS2011-2013 Snowman Set - click for more Jim Shore JS2014-2016 Santa Set - click for more
The 2020 Santas and Snowmen from Jim Shore
Wow! You cleaned us out already! These are already re-ordered and anticipated re-arrival is dec 10.
What a delightful collection of paper ornaments these are! Designed by Jim Shore, each is presented as a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper with all the necessary DMC flosses and a few Mill Hill glass beads tossed in for sparkle. They finish about 3-1/2 to 4 inches high.

Really no finishing required... we put sticky felt on the backs of ours... then cut them out with cheap scissors (cause the felt is a sticky mess on the blades), and that's it. You could attach a little paper easel on the backs to make them stand-up if you like. Quite a collection of these Santas, snowmen, angels and penquins so far from Jim Shore by Mill Hill!

One Nation Under God - Liberty from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more

One Nation Under God - Liberty
from Twin Peak Primitives
This is quite the piece by Twin Peaks (all the way from The Netherlands!) Stitched on 36ct (329 x 310), it'll finish approx 18 x 18 - you won't lose THIS on the wall! The pattern refers to Rustico Aida, but also Picture This Plus's Wren color... so those should give you an idea of fabric choices.

It is coded for DMC or Weeks hand-dyed flosses - 18 different shades. It's really very pretty, and I especially like the big floral pots up by the words. (Do one of those if you haven't got time to stitch this whole thing!) And we love those billowing flags too!

Infant Book #1 from Susanamm - click for more Happy from Susanamm - click for more The Skull from Susanamm - click for more
Cute Variety by Susanamm Cross Stitch!
All of her designs are funky... and generally heavy on the stitch count. They are big, lots of solid worked areas, and they'll use tons of your DMC! Sometimes the charts are intense because they are so much solid stitching... but a lot of needleworkers really like that!
  • Infant Book #1 - This is a set of colorful motifs to arrange however you want. The animals along the top row are larger - 100 x 75-ish in stitch count - so they would make darling single pillows or bedroom door signs - something like that. The little birds and mushrooms are 40 and 60 in count... just cute and fun.
  • Happy is just that! Focus on the chickens - not the blue background - you can stitch these on any color fabric you want! They are 161 x 172.
  • The Skull - Oh my gosh, I think this is so cute! But, but, I think I would skip the pumpkin because the chart makes my head spin! (It's solid and about 80 x 80 stitches of 349, 606, 646, 720, 817 and 922 - it's a whopper!) The skeleton is so darn cute, and the whole thing uses only 9 shades of DMC... just super fun... so get out that floss!

The 2020 STICKS are here from Mill Hill - click for more
New Advice from Sticks and Mill Hill!
'Be the person your dog thinks you are.' 'Leave only footprints.' 'Happy Halloween' and 'Wish on a star.' Mill Hill has 4 new designs by the artist Sticks that have been converted to cross stitch.

Presented as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary DMC floss and a few Mill Hill glass beads for a little sparkle, these finish a generous 7 inches square. They do have kind of a lot of stitching on them, but WOW - the color impact is fantastic! Great artwork, cheerful designs and colors... we have 20+ designs in this collection so far, and several stitched shop models too!

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

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

Might Mighty Bright Rechargeable Floor Lamp - click for more Might Mighty Bright Rechargeable Floor Lamp - click for more How's Your Stitching Lamp These Days?
Been burning the midnight bulbs... but need a little more UUMPH?
The Mighty Bright Rechargeable Floor Lamp

We have a new magnifying lamp... rechargeable... LED... three light levels... totally adjustable head... covered gooseneck arm! It features 2X magnification with a 5X spot lens inside the main lens. Very sleek design, the whole thing weighs 14 lbs... the cord goes up through the stick, so there is no exposed cord if you don't want one! The battery will run the lamp on high for 2-ish hours and up to 7 hours on the low setting. There is also a AC power adapter included so you CAN plug it in.

The lights adjust from warm white (closer to incandescent) to bright white (daylight balanced). It's a nice lamp. Bulbs are covered, nothing funny sticking out anywhere - very clean and sleek. We'd ordered them before everything shut down in February - sold them, and couldn't get more right away... but they are here now, and we are thrilled! Might be time for a new light in your stitching area!!!
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