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A Pillow With Attitude... Go Away Please! from AB Designs - click for more Sunflower Row from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Folly Farmstead from Artful Offerings - click for more Funky Bird from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Composition Florale I from Jardin Prive - click for more

Stitching With The Housewives Calendar Crates October - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Hello My Pretties - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives This is Halloween - Back up the Truck! - click to see more
October and Halloween are Coming - Housewives-Style!
Priscilla and Chelsea have traded their busy chickens and rabbits for cats and pumpkins as the seasons are changing. Due this week...
  • October Calendar Crates - This one has several smaller things you can pull out of here to stitch individually. Check out the kitty riding the broom in front of the moon, the Black Cat Broom Co sign, and just those tiny flying ghosts!
  • Hello My Pretties - I think our witch is stuck in a jar. I do like that jack-o-lantern pail with the kitty peeking out!
  • This is Halloween - Back up the Truck! - More cute ghosts in here, and a pair of fun little witches. Make some fun tiny block stand-ups out of those - I think they'll finish about 1-1/2 inches in size! It's not so daunting to stitch on dark fabric, if your project is little!
Jim Shore JS2014-2016 Santa Set - click for more
Presenting Jim Shore's 2021 Annual Santas and Snowmen!
Always super fun to stitch... Mill Hill is bringing us this year's 6 cute Santa and Snowmen by artist Jim Shore. Finishing about 3 x 4, each is stitched on 14ct perforated paper with lots of flosses and just a few glass beads. Cute faces, pretty colors and shading on the snowmen, they really look nice on your Christmas tree!

Miss B's Apiary from Lila's Studio With Love from Lila's Studio
With Love and Miss B's Apiary
from Lila's Studio
Lila's Studio has two new releases to tempt your stitching fingers!
  • Miss B's Apiary features a beekeeper in her garden. Pretty floral border surrounding everything, her bees look peaceful, under control and quiet! Measures 8 x 9 on 40ct.
  • With Love - Let all that you do be done with love. The rose motif in this was taken from an 1853 antique sampler... I just love that. Finishes approx 4 x 6 on 40ct, this is coded for DMC.
Halloween Alphabet A-B from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet A-B from Romy's Creations
I believe this is the start of what promises to be a really cute set of halloween-themed pin cushion letters. No release details yet for more, but I imagine like a good potato chip nobody can design just A and B without devouring the rest of the alphabet! Presented in a chart, I like them because they are cohesive - same border, same letter font, and that fun little bit of nighttime sky with the stars and the moon.

So, here are A & B... lets keep our fingers crossed for more, but at least enjoy these two! Charted for Romy's own hand-dyed flosses (which we don't carry :( I think you can choose lovely threads from your stash and do a great job with these darling designs! Each measures 60 x 60 stitches.

Estate con gli Angeli from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Estate con gli Angeli (Beach Angels)
from Cuore e Batticuore
Here's a delightful set of Beachy-Summer Angels! We already have these as Springtime and Christmas Angels... and now here they are ready for a summer swim!

Stitch counts on each are 83 x 87, and they are worked with regular DMC floss. Pig-tails and dresses on the girls, striped and fishy wings on the boys... they are all cute! The chart has all 6 designs inside, Stitch them on just about any fabric you like best, as well!
Fright Night from Val's Stuff
Fright Night from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has a new ornament/magnet design... a scary little purple bat flying through the night sky RIGHT TO YOU!

Like the rest of her cute designs, this is done of 14ct perforated paper with bits of floss from your stash. She's provided the stitching paper and the backing felts, along with the two bitty green eye buttons. Cute and Quick!

Hometown Holiday #22 Grocery Store from Little House Needleworks - click to see more The Grocery Store! from Little House Needleworks
This is building #22 in her Hometown Holiday Series! We didn't know we were going to get another design - Diane hasn't added to this set for quite some time - so this is a fun surprise! Offered in small chart format, you can stitch all of these as individual stand-up blocks and have a tiny village, or join some of them together for a long, skinny row of bustling businesses.

Same pretty color palette of classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses as the rest, it finishes approx 3 x 5. (We used to have an auto-ship for this series.. but had ended it when we thought charts were finished. So... if you collect this series, let us know and we'll get one right to you!) If you are new to this series, you're in for a treat browsing the other 21 you can pick and choose from! You'll have to scroll partway down her page to see these.

Sunday Stitches - Amazing Grace from Heartstring Samplery Sunday Sunday Sunday Oh The Deep Deep Love of Jesus from Heartstring Samplery A Mighty Fortress from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Abide With Me from Heartstring Samplery - click for more #8 When I Survey from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
Sunday Stitches - Abide With Me.. and Now - When I Survey
from Heartstring Samplery
Heartstring Samplery's next in her set of 12 Church Hymns... each month, we are being treated to favorites. This measures 132 x 95, so finishes approx 8 x 6 on 32ct.

The colors this time are Campfire, Honeycomb, Green with Envy, Concord, Gunmetal and Loden. Each hymn is offered in its own separate chart so you can choose the ones special to you, or collect the whole set.
Join our monthly auto-ship, or just pick up your favorites as they come out.

A Sweet Friendship - Refreshes the Soul from The Cricket Collection - click to see more Forever from The Cricket Collection - click to see more New Releases from The Cricket Collection
  • Forever - Vicki continues her 'words' with a wedding or a birth sampler for a little girl! She's done all the months, all the seasons, lots of Christmas words (like Cookies and Jingle) and Beach themes... now a wedding/birth! (I think there's too much frill and fluff in there for a groom - so I see 'little girl instead!' The secondary design in the booklet is actually really neat too - it's that floral heart stitched up there in the teaser-window of the leaflet! Take a look at that!

  • A Sweet Friendship - Refreshes the Soul - A trio of elegant ladies... lace petticoats and angel wings... and even halos! Up there in the little window is the MOST CHARMING little Provencal Carrot! You almost miss it - it's the back cover design! It's 2-1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Clouds for the greens... a tiny villa on the hilltop... and then the most delightful floral carrot below! Quite the surprise bonus design in this!
#7 Sweet Summertime from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more

Sweet Summertime
from Cottage Garden Samplings
Don't you love this rooster on top of his glorious watermelon? This is actually design #7 of a 12-part on-going series of seasonals. I'm not sure you'd want to display the 12 together, because each is so different, but so far, they are all REALLY cool!

I think this rooster is in full command of his situation, and he's pretty proud of it! Finishing 6 x 8 on 32ct... you probably recognize some of the others in the set that have been released so far!

July, August & September - Rabbit-Style from Ink Circles - click to see more July, August & September - Rabbit-Style! from Ink Circles
Ink Circles continues her 12-part set of 3-inch pin cushion designs - all featuring rabbits! Each design is presented separately in its own chart (so you can collect all 12 or just choose the ones you like best) with a nice, clear picture of the finished product. They remind you of a kaliedoscope, because each rabbit is rotated and repeated - I am sure there is some geometric term for that - it really changes the look of each individual bunny and his flowers.

A super cute and colorful set of smalls, these are #7, 8 and 9... with the final three charts releasing in a few months. Our Lady Dot Creates finishing packs for these are not available yet, but such a time saver for finishing, they're worth waiting for while you're getting your stitching done!

Moonlight Sampler from The Blue Flower and Lindy Stitches -  click for more Moonlight Sampler from The Blue Flower - click for more Harvest Magic from The Blue Flower - click for more
New Releases from The Blue Flower
We were treated to two new designs at our recent Summer Stitching Retreat -- Jeannine was one of our guest designers -- and these two new things came along with her -- in addition to our exclusive class projects!
  • Moonlight Sampler - Kind a tribute to the beautiful night-time moon and all the little critters that scurry at night! *Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.* Stuffed full of darling little animals and colorful flowers, the border of this should remind you of a wrought iron garden gate or arbor decoration. We think it'd even make a really cute baby announcement - by taking out the verse and adding baby's name and important info instead!
    Measuring 269 x 254, it finishes approx 14 inches square on 36ct, and is stitched with DMC and hand-dyed flosses. Jeannine has also shown the alphabet, with all its fun little animals, stitched by itself and finished into a pillow. Every time I look at this I see another animal - sloth, hedgehog, bat, fox, moth, beaver, possum, cats, owl, a skunk, rabbit, duck - I think that's why I like this as a good-night-story piece!
  • Harvest Magic - Oh the bounty of an Autumn Garden! Celebrating the magic of a gardener's green thumb... she's brewed up a cauldron of yummy veges and pumpkin vines... while her crow-friends hover over her State-Fair-Ready preserves! This just makes me want cooler weather - but it's supposed to be 105 here all next week! :( Something to stitch for this Fall... Harvest Magic will finish approx 5 x 7 on 32ct, and is stitched with DMC and Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It'd make a cute little block stand-up for your windowsil!

Remembrance in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Cotswold Fields in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more New Releases from Teresa Kogut
We were treated to EARLY RELEASE of two of Teresa's next patterns while she was here last week presenting at our Summer Event! I don't think the rest of the industry gets these for a couple of weeks, so we're thrilled to be able to present them now! Both are presented in booklet format with wire-spiral edging so you can open the charts flat to stitch from them.
  • Cotswold Fields - *The birds of the air God takes care, Our world with abundance it yields, He delights in the creatures of the land and sea, but mostly the sheep of the Cotswold fields.* Measuring 324 x 256, this finishes a generous 16 x 13 on 40ct linen (so slightly larger on 32 or 36.) Worked with DMC and a few hand-dyeds, this is stuffed with charming animals and flowers everywhere. Teresa talks about her inspiration for this piece, so it makes all the design elements 'belong!' Colors are awesome, the shape, the flow, it was lovely to have the model in person for just these few days... definitely something you'll want to stitch!
  • Remembrance - Teresa's first reproduction piece! She found a cute little piece... I don't think the original was stamped, but it kind of reminds me of those old ones... that finishes 8-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 40ct linen. Coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds it features a sweet verse: Remembrance is the sweetest flower of all the world's perfuming. Memory guards it sun or shower, Love keeps it blooming.

Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Jack O Lantern Jubilee from With Thy Needle & Thread Has Arrived!
Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle is releasing a fun new collection of Halloween pin cushions! Presented in leaflet format - like Jelly Bean Jubilee - this is a set of 6 cushions - all stitched with various hand-dyed flosses.

Colors used are 3771, 3778, Onyx, Oscar, Pelican Gray, Ultraviolet, Pumpkin, Putty, Carrot, Gold Leaf, Fragrant Cloves, Grecian Gold, Brandy, Avocado, Eggshell, Gingerbread, Hickory Sticks and Copper Penny.

Fabric shown is R & R's 40ct Brenda's Brew. NOTE! we have just received another 11 yards of 40ct Brenda's Brew, and are selling fat quarters. What a fun collection of smalls!

PuntiniPuntini When I Think of September - click to see more
When I Think of September from PuntiniPuntini
Paola continues her cute set of months dressed with one of her cute hand-made clay buttons. September has arrived... and as my employees will tell you. Back to School was never a favorite time of mine, so gosh drinking the wine there in the pic looks pretty good to me!

The designs have been fun so far, all are pictured on our Puntini page so you can check them out. Paola is a one-woman-show for her darling clay buttons and pins. A trip down her page of embellishments is AS GOOD as the wine, and in my opinion, BETTER than going back to school!

Counting is Hard and Midsummer Song from Luminous Fiber Arts
Two new designs by Misty Pursel of Luminous Fiber Arts Midsummer Counting
  • Counting is Hard! Counting should NOT be hard, but honestly, have you ever mis-counted and ripped something out MORE than once? It IS hard! Measuring 68 x 124, Misty has also shown this finished as a drum pin cushion, topped with a velveteen strawberry on the leaflet's back cover. Cute design, coded for DMC... something fun to make for a stitcher friend!
  • Midsummer Song - The cuckoo comes in April and stays the month of May... he's singing a delightful song in the pretty garden! The strawberry vine is cool, the trees are neat, this is just a very cheerful and colorful design! Measures 168 x 236, coded for DMC; Vintage Country Mocha is one of the fabric suggestions.
Long May She Wave Kit from Chessie & Me Stitching Sisters from Chessie & Me Hannah Comperf 1818 from Chessie & Me
Two New Charts and a Kit from Chessie & Me
  • Long May She Wave Kit - Linda Lautenschlager's new Annual Summer 2021 Patriotic kit is here! Always a favorite, this year's is worked on 35ct Weeks Dye works Tin Roof linen with 5 luscious shades of Gloriana hand-dyed silk. Just a petite thing, the finished cushion measures 2-1/2 x 3-/12. The flag's stars are Smyrna Crosses, and the crows are over one thread... this little thing will stitch in a jiff!
  • Stitching Sisters is worked on 36ct linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It finishes a petite 5 x 7. From My Humble Hand to Yours... More Than Friends, We're Stitching Sisters
  • Hannah Comperf 1818 finishes approx 10 x 11 on 36ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, the large central alphabet is done in Algerian Eyes. This one is fun... see how it kind of divided in the middle? You could stitch only half... or make it super long and skinny!

Halloween Square Dance Part Two from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini: Flower Fun from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Heart in Hand Arrivals
  • Halloween Square Dance Part Two - The next in Cecelia's fun set of 3 x 3 designs, like the Christmas and Monthly Dances, you can arrange your 12 blocks any way you want... individual stand-up blocks, 3 or 4-sided wedges or cubes... something long and skinny... whatever. I just love those trick-or-treaters - a vampire, robot, monster, buzzard and of course Frank! You can see part one on our auto-page, and decide if you want to collect the rest coming... they'll all be cute... just like the other two sets.
  • Merry Making Mini: Flower Fun - This is just a very small, fast late-summer feeling design. Brilliant yellows, rusts and then a soft brown, this is presented in a small card chart format. Cecelia suggests that this line of designs is good for beginner stitchers.

  • Christmas Rules from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
    Christmas Rules
    from Primrose Cottage Stitches
    This is rather tall and skinny design stitched with just a few DMC and hand-dyed flosses, on a light gray background. With a stitch count of 59 x 300, you have lots of chances to jazz this up a bit with some beads and metallics, some specialty frizzy threads, and then add a few buttons if you like.

    Designed by Lindsey Weight, it is reminiscent of Lizzie Kate's Rules, who knew that there would be EVEN MORE RULES to follow... but here they are! Presented in a leaflet.

    The 2021 JCS Annual Christmas Ornament Issue - click to see more The 2021 Collector's Halloween Just Cross Stitch Issue - click to see more
    The 2021 Just Cross Stitch Magazine Annual Halloween Issue is Here!... and Christmas is Coming!
    • This year's Halloween Issue is darling... full of huge as well as teeny scary projects - all with a Halloween or autumnal theme. You get a ton of designs for only $9.99. It's always a fun treat to page through - especially in the 110 degree heat!
      We do sell out each season - we'll try to keep this in stick until late October, but then it's gone!
    • The 2021 JCS Annual Christmas Ornament Issue will arrive in early September! The cover looks pretty darn cute this year, and these sell out as well, so reserve yours now for shipment the day we get them in!

    If Pumpkins Could Fly from Hands On Design - click to see more Arriving Mid-July! New Treats from Hands On Design!
    We're finished with July 4th, so it's ON TO HALLOWEEN! Cathy Haberman has introduced several new designs:
    Signs of the Season from Hands On Designs
    This is a new 3-chart set of designs. Trick or Treat, Toil & Trouble, and Hocus Pocus are all in the first chart. You can see from the pic that Cathy is giving us TWO DIFFERENT colorway options for stitching these. You can use the ever-popular dark chalkboard gunmetal fabric, or lighten it up a little with Weeks Dye Works Confederate Gray material instead.

    Stitched with Weeks Dye Works flosses, we have two different color assortment options, depending on which way you go. Designs are 63 x 55 in stitch count, so 3 x 4-ish on 32 ct. If you are frugal with your fabric, you can get all nine on a fat quarter of material... but if that worries you, just get a half (but it's twice the $$!) The final 2 charts - with the other 6 designs in the set - will release at the end of August, so there is plenty of stitching time before Halloween. We'll do an auto-ship for the last charts... get fabrics and threads now, or wait a little!

    Hands On Design Measure Up Hands On Design Kitchen Counter It Came With the House
    It Came With The House from Hands On Designs
    The second design in Cathy's Kitchen Counter mini-series... it's the next cute thing you can stitch for your kitchen... instead of cooking! Offered as a single chart, you are collecting the Measure Up design shown here, too!

    Each of the three KC charts has a part of this design in them - as a little bonus. All cute, all fun, all easy to stitch!
    If Pumpkins Could Fly from Hands On Design - click to see more

    If Pumpkins Could Fly from Hands On Designs

    If Pumpkins Could fly... Up in the sky, I'd ride with you and shout out BOO!
    Isn't that the cutest verse?

    I love everything about this... the main piece measures 115 x 74 - around 5 x 7, and the little ornament is about 3 x 4. Stitched on 32ct Platinum Belfast linen - it's a good neutral background color... and notice the fun rik-rak and fabric trim in the framed piece? By Lady Dot Creates, the trim color is Jack. Offered in a single chart.

    Mom's Kitchen... Our July 2021 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more

    Mom's Kitchen... Our July 2021 Secret Needle Night Kit
    This has now sold out. Thanks! Click through to see more about our monthly Secret Needle Night kits!
    Our Secret Needle Night design for July is retro and just plain fun! I chose a color palette of aqua, a dusty blue, buttermilk yellow and that orange-y red that all seem to 'say the year 1950!' It's funny now though, because the 'cool' mixers look like this again, and plug-in coffee pots are 'correct' again too!

    Lots of #5 Pearl cotton on 18ct linen, a breeze to stitch with, you'll finish this in a jiff! Complete kit comes with chart, linen, threads and needle.
    Ann Emptage from Milady's Needle - click for more Jeny Brimer from Milady's Needle - click for more

    Two New Designs from Milady's Needle
    • Jeny Brimer - A sweet sampler done by a young Scottish girl in the 17th or 18th century. Stitched on 40 count, the design size is 7" x 8."
      The stitch count is 140 x 154.
    • Ann Emptage 1845 - Ann Emptage, born in 1837, came from a family that had many accomplished stitchers. She may have learned stitching from her mother, or may have learned it at the National School in Birchington, Kent.
      Stitched on 40 count, the design size is 15" x 18."
      The stitch count is 299 x 354. Beautifully charted and packaged!
    Milk Jam from Lilipoints - click to see more
    Milk Jam
    from Lilipoints
    I had never heard of Milk Jam, but this is the recipe! It turns out that milk jam is the name for a boiled-down carmelized milk-sugar mixture that is used as a food and ingredient. Milk jam is used as a spread and as an ingredient for making desserts such as pudding, flan or ice cream. It is also often used as a filling for cakes.

    191 stitches x 180 stitches, 13 x 13 on 28 count.
    Saltwater Scrapbook parts 1 and 2 from The Blue Flower and Lindy Stitches -  click for more Saltwater Scrapbook combination from The Blue Flower and Lindy Stitches -  click for more
    Saltwater Scrapbook part 2 from Lindy Stitches and The Blue Flower
    This part 2 of a collaboration with The Blue Flower. Five little pin cushions 3" square on 40 count fabric. Stitch count is 61 x 61 each.

    This is a delightful set of small designs - all with a seaside/saltwater theme. Jeannine's favorite squirrels are building sandcastles... and that octopus really loves his beach house! The back cover of this chart shows all 9 smalls stitched together. Coded for DMC.

    The Mandala Quartet Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more    The Antique Keys Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    New from Mill Hill!
    Pretty Mandala Quartet and the new Antique Keys Trilogy Designs will be ready to ship right after July 4th! The frames shown on the packages are available by special order from us.
    • The Mandala Quartet set of 4 designs celebrates the 4 seasons. Spring celebrates the birth and awakening of all living things. Summer is to help everything grow... Fall shows the beauty of the falling leaves and the harvest season, and Winter celebrates Christmas! Each design measures 5 x 5, and is stitched on 16ct Aida. Complete kits contain the charts, flosses, beads, fabric and needles.
    • The Antique Keys Trilogy also celebrates the seasons - but since it's a TRILOGY, they did ONLY THREE of the seasons (not summer! I assume there will never be a summer design for this series.) Gorgeous, elaborate keys dressed with florals... they might be pretty in your entry way! Each finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5 inches on 14ct perforated paper.

    Sugared Gumdrops back from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Sugared Gumdrops front from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Blackberry Lane's Sugared Gumdrops Gingerbread House is here!
    Sugared Gumdrops - Marie Driskill's charming companion to Peppermint Candy Cottage is HERE! Sugared Gumdrops is an intricate stitched house full of color, and even some over-one design details. Worked on Picture This Plus's 32ct hand-dyed Gingerbread linen - with 'just' 43 (!) different shades of DMC floss, the cottage finishes approx 4 by 4-3/4. Marie has added over-one details inside the windows - Santa and Mrs are in there, you can see the tree... and on the back of the house the little elf that is steering the sled is done over one as well! Absolutely enchanting!

    The chart comes with some really cool sugared gumdrop beads for your ornament hanger, and there is a separate button packet available that includes the nine gumdrop embellishments featured. Just stunning - offered as a chart.
    Dreaming Girl from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
    Dreaming Frida
    from Barbara Ana
    Dreaming Frida is a companion to Dreaming Girl. She has words in her hair that say "Viva la Vida." She has all sorts of things in her dreams... keys dangling... a cute little kitty and some cactus, some fun stylized mountains... and even a little hilltop village... probably all her favorite things she's dreaming about!

    The model shown on the chart cover is finished into a fabric pouch, and it is stunning. What a fun bag to use when YOU are dreaming of your travels! The stitch count is 125 x 63. Stitched on 32 count Country Vintage Mocha, she is 9" x 4."
    Serenita di Campagna The Beach is my Happy Place - click to see more
    The Beach is my Happy Place
    from Serenila di Campagna
    A mama seagull and her babies play among shells, starfish and other things left on the beach. I think I even see a message in the bottle! Dusty, gorgeous, restfull... it belongs at the waterfront!

    Charted for DMC threads, the stitch count is 187 x 119 (12 x 7.5 on 32 ct). The instructions are in Italian, French and English.

    Hope from JBW Designs - click to see more
    Here are the 4 newest releases from JBW Designs
    • Candy Cane Pockets - Two little pockets to hold your candy canes! One has a Gingerbread Man, the other has Ice Skates. Stitched in reds and greens, they are only 23 x 28 stitches.
    • Sing a Song of Christmas XV - "I heard the Bells on Christmas Day." You'll recognize your Christmas Carols when you read these little 3 x 4 mini stockings. They make cute tree ornaments.
    • Summer and Fall 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!

    Marquoir aux 36 Oiseaux by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Leonie-Marie Delorine 1905 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Le Marquoir de Marie-Andree by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
    Marquoir aux 36 Oiseaux, Leonie-Marie Delorine 1905, and Le Marquoir de Marie-Andree from Reflets de Soie
    Reflets de Soie has three new samplers to tempt your stitching fingers! Directly from Paris, France... each is presented in leaflet format with clear charts. Coded for both silks and DMC flosses...
    • Marquoir aux 36 Oiseaux - Isabelle writes that this is a 'little sampler that is an invitation to take a walk in a garden where 36 birds sing an ode to nature.' The stitch count is 311 x 267 - so 17 x 15 on 36ct... and we do hve her silk packet available for this as well! I love the repeating lines of this, just so unique!
    • Leonie-Marie Deoorme 1905 - This one is stunning! It needs to be stitched on something a little darker (?) so that the middle alphabet shows up a little better... but OH... the border is cool! The gold lines are stitched, then the small floral surrounds that elegant topper alphabet, then the white abc's you cannot see very well, then all the pretty baskets and urns below. Very pretty, the stitch count is 328 x 324 - so 18 x 19 on 36ct. We have Isabelle's silks for this as well!
    • Le Marquoir de Marie-Andree - You really, really need to like alphabets to stitch this cool piece... I can't even count how many different fonts there are in this, (leaflet has 36 pages!) much less all the little borders, flower basket and bird motifs. Red is a traditional color for French samplers, but if you like something else - USE IT! We certainly recommend hand-dyed thread, as it gives you just that hint of shading and depth. The stitch count on this is 698 x 461... pretty big... so on 40ct over two it'll be 35 x 23! 36 Or 32 - a little bigger! There is a border of cut and drawn threadwork all round, too. We just love this!

    Caroline Suffling 1848 from Scarlett House - click for more A Changed World from Scarlett House - click for more
    A Changed World and Caroline Suffling 1848 from The Scarlett House
    Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House has two new releases that she debuted at our Silver Needle Stitching Event this past weekend! I couldn't put them up until she was on her way home - they were our surprise for the weekend!
    • A Changed World reflects her 'thoughts' about what we've all been through this past year... *The world has changed, and so have we. Learning to be still, yearning to be free.* There's also a lesson-for-life near the bottom - *Truth can be very elusive to man. With faith as our compass resolutely we stand.* It's a really pretty piece, full of Tanya's color palette of brick reds, navy, deep greens and creams... it finishes approx 8 x 13 on 36ct linen. We had the model here for our several day event... and found that lots of linen colors look good for this. Coded for DMC or silks, the trees are neat, the row of houses is quaint and charming... it was quite a favorite!
    • Caroline Suffling 1848 - A reproduction piece, this offers quite the lesson for life as well! It's a reminder to honor God and not to be tempted with youthful ways! Finishing about 8-1/2 x 10 on 40ct, this is coded for silks or DMC. This one would be pretty split, and finished into a sewing roll... choose either the top or bottom for the outside, then the other for the inside - just a thought!

    Hip Hip Hooray from AB Designs - click for more

    Hip Hip Hooray
    from AB Designs'
    This is a fun design to celebrate every day - not just July 4th! Amy's 4 little sheep look like cheerleaders - the little blue one is waving his flag!

    Make a stand-up, or use her pillow finishing idea... she's chosen Weeks Tin Roof linen for this, and used Classic Colorworks flosses with DMC conversions. Cute and quick - I even like just the 4 sheep by themselves!

    Foxwood Crossings The Old Mill - click to see more The Old Mill
    from Foxwood Crossings
    Foxwood Crossings has a new sled design that can be framed or split and mounted on her MEDIUM-sized sleds. The little sled designs are worked on 14ct perforated paper - I see that she is mixing Weeks Dye Works Sky and Navy to achieve the look of the Picture This Plus hand-dyed Twilight linen used on the bigger piece. (a really good trick to simulate the hand-dyed fabric background!)

    Anyway, cute designs that make wonderful tree ornaments and cute holiday decorations, they take very little time to stitch and finish in a FLASH! When youi visit the Foxwood page, there are TONS of offerings on there... if you are confused as to which design fits on which size of sled or sleigh... just call us... we can make sure you get the correctly-sized parts for your pieces!

    Des Couleurs dans mon Jardin from Jardin Prive - click for more Des Couleurs dans mon Jardin
    from Jardin Prive
    I think that says 'The Colors of the Garden' doesn't it? I don't need words to convey how pretty this little piece is! Stitched on Waterlily or Star Sapphire Linen, choose your count, it'll finish approx 6 x 6.

    Coded for 11 shades of DMC, I love everything about those 20 x 20 stitched squares. Make them individually into cushions... add clay bee buttons instead of stitching the bees, use #8 Pearl Cotton for the white lacy borders to give it texture, make the sheep wooley - this is just the sweetest piece with pretty soft coloring. It's very small, delightfully so, and offered as a chart.

    My Home in the Garden by Liz Matthews - click to see more Old Friends from Liz Matthews - click to see more 4th Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more Klara Hansen by Liz Matthews - click to see more
    New Designs by Hello from Liz Matthews
    • My Home in the Garden - Liz is a gardener, so she's created this using all the colors in her garden. Along with the sunshine yellows and sky blues, she's added all the charming stylized flowers. Finishes approx 11 x 12-1/2 on 32ct... these bands would be super pretty stitched individually and then finished into a set of drum-shaped cushions - you could leave on the alphabet, or not - and just have rounds and rounds of flowers! Look at the Klara Hansen piece.
    • Old Friends - *Your heart and my heart are very old friends.* So simple, it just says everything! Of course you can change fabric and thread colors... I hope you have another heart to stitch this for!
    • 4th Day of Christmas - This is part of an on-going series... BUTTTT you don't have to collect and stitch them all! (Break that cross-stitch-law!) This chart offers both design options, so colorful, I don't know which is my favorite. Liz does have lots of finishing tips for the tree on her Floss Tube channel, so don't let that neat finish scare you away from this. Very pretty - coded for silks or DMC floss.
    • Klara Hansen - What a pretty piece! Choose a fabric, then a thread - this is DMC #502. Can you see how the sampler is divided and stitched? The bottom half is the drum, and the top half is a pincushion. Now, look at My home in the Garden again and see how you can divide that up - using the different finishing techniques!

    Presenting The 2021 Annual Charmed Santas from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2021 Charmed Ornaments from Mill Hill - click for more

    Mill Hill's 2021 Annual Charmed Santas (The 23rd Annual Set!) and Charmed Ornaments
    More fun beaded and stitched ornaments for your tree this year... we've noticed that Mill Hill isn't using a lot of beads this year... we think COVID and supply are the issue! So... GET OUT your stash of old finished kits - seems nobody can toss those little leftover bags of extra beads - and rescue these with more beads!
    • Christmas Day Santas - This year we get Santa all throughout Christmas Day! "Morning, Giving, and Memories" - He's having morning breakfast in his jammies - wearing his bunny slippers! Coffee and Candy Cane in hand too! He's ready for gift giving in his knitted sweater, and finally serving turkey dinner and the end of the day. (The dog looks a little more excited about THIS meal than he was about breakfast!) Presented as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper with all the necessary beads and flosses, each Santa finishes about 3-1/2 to 4 inches tall. These little guys are the 23rd year... so now there are 69 Santas from all different countries doing all sorts of sports and hobbies all through the year!
    • 2021 Snow Fun Charmed Ornaments - This year's set of 6 snowmen are Wishing, Trimming, Skating, Tumbling, Cooking and Giving... all stitched in floss and beads on 14ct perforated paper. Each is garnished with a Mill Hill charm or treasure... and would probably welcome a few more beads from that old stash of yours! They finish about 3 inches in size, just cute and fun!

    The 2021 Summer Issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more

    Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - 2021 Summer Issue
    We love this magazine! 98 Super-heavy and glossy colored pages (don't you just love opening these up, closing your eyes, and smelling that yummy ink and paper?1) packed with 13 Punch Needle projects and 12 Cross Stitch pieces. This issue's Vonnie Pfeiffer finishing section is an 8-page spread for 'mattress' pin cushion assembly.

    Featured designers in here are Rovaris, Shakespeare's Peddler, Teresa Kogut, Blue Flower, Barbara Ana, Lindy Stitches, Stitching With the Housewives... the list goes on and on. Darling projects, full sized pics and templates, BEAUTIFUL pictures... everything with a summer or patriotic theme. Do not read this in the bathtub... you run the risk of dropping it in the water, and it's too awesome to get wet!
    God Bless America from Erica Michaels - click for more Bristol Berries II from Erica Michaels - click for more Mermaid Crossing from Erica Michaels - click for more Summertime Berries from Erica Michaels - click for more
    God Bless America, Bristol Berries II, Mermaid Crossing and Summertime Berries from Erica Michaels
    Linda Stolz has 4 new releases...
    • God Bless America features the words from the song. You can stitch it in the reds and blues on the front cover, or do it monochromatically - there is a pic of that on the pattern back. Inspired by woven coverlets, one of the stitched versions also has antique button garnishes added. The main design measures 98 x 177 - so about 5-1/2 x 1- on 18/36ct. Presented as a chart.
    • Bristol Berries II - A second set of berry-shaped pin cushions stitched on anything you want, using one shade of any hand-dyed red (or another color you like better!) thread you like best! All the bands and motifs are taken from or inspired by the antique Bristol Orphanage Samplers. The chart includes all three cushion designs.
    • Mermaid Crossing - 'Be a mermaid in a sea of fish!' There are three pieces inside this chart pack. The back cover shows the long needle or sewing roll case finishing - the main piece measures 2-1/2 x 16. Then, there is the Crossing piece - a box top or pin cushion, and finally a berry-shaped cushion featuring a big mermaid tail design.
    • Summertime Berries - These three berry cushions all feature either something fun summertime pastimes. One has a camper, another has flip-flops and a little tropical drink. Not real involved, so they are finish-able, and they'd make fun additions to a bowl of summer pin cushions! Linda has great finishing ideas on her website for these berries - you can add all sorts of charms and buttons to them, a little trimming goes a long way with these!
    Sea Time from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more
    Sea Time
    from Fairy Wool in the Wood
    Here is a fun design that is made up of 8 smaller insets. Stitched on 36ct Country Vintage Mocha Linen (any count will do) it finishes 8 x 12.

    Coded for DMC, this is a perfect design to break up and finish into individual pin cushions for a fun basket or tray display. Super charming that way... you get glimpses of a seafaring family and life at the beach!

    Hedge Row from Plum Street Samplers Flirting from Plum Street Samplers The Equality Sampler from Plum Street Samplers Flag Flock & Sheep Keep from Plum Street Samplers Flag Flock & Sheep Keep from Plum Street Samplers
    New Arrivals from Plum Street Samplers.
    Paulette has been busy creating... so here are her latest new treats!
    • Hedge Row - Another fun stack of cute little animals, these darling hedgehogs companion all 12 of Paulette's other 'stacks.' (racoons, kangaroos, deer, sloths, fox, llama, turkeys, cows, hens, hogs, goats and sheep.) Big Foot and The Abominable Snowman technically don't count... but they coordinate too! Just as cute as can be, they are all nestled on daisy stems sniffing the pretty flowers! They measure 60 x 90 in stitch count.
    • Flirting - Paulette says this is a follow-up to 'Falling' - the same Pilgrim couple - still ooshing and gooshing at each other, but on deer this time instead of sensible horses! I love the trees on there... you could leave the love birds at home, and just do the trees!
    • The Equality Sampler - This is lovely! So many pretty design elements in this one, *We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men and women are created equal...* The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. Dedicated to the suffrage movement, Paulette added the names of the three women who were the original champions - who ignited the cause. 180 x 185, Stitched with hand-dyeds, the borders are flowing and pretty, the houses are neat, the flag is big and bold, it'll make a nice statement on your wall!
    • Always Remember - This design is dedicated to those who've lost their lives in service to our great country. All the pretty poppies, can you see the quilt block detail as the 'bricks' on the house? Measures 139 x 114.
    • Flag Flock & Sheep Keep - Paulette says these three are looking mighty proud in their own private patriots parade. On their backs are symbols of prosperity and happiness, an olive branch for peace and a hospitality pineapple. To keep them in their ranks, you can opt to stitch the little 'Sheep Keep' with its Border collie and her keeper-in-training! Lots of pretty color, too!

    Presenting The 2021 Mill Hill Winter Series Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2021 Winter Holiday Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    Christmas is Coming - According to Mill Hill! Our 2021 Annual Christmas Kits are here!
    The Winter Series of the larger 5 x 5 designs offers a stuffed cookie jar - full of yummy baked treats; a bear with a exploding head (The Holidays can do that to you sometimes!); Santa totally wiped out on his couch on Christmas Night - I love the Big Dipper in the sky! Next is a winter bike scene - it's a challenge to ride a bike in the ice and snow... but it's does present a pretty picture! Christmas Break features a fun window scene, and Cafe Grande is the latest in their charming Christmas Village set of houses, businesses, and churches. We carry that entire line of Village kits... I think there are 2 dozen in the Christmas series, and a dozen each in the Spring and Fall Villages - and we have 'em all! These kits all include the chart, needles, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and a MH button, and they are all worked on 14ct perforated paper. Use the paper for our little sled ornaments if you want, and do these on 14 or 28ct fabric as an option.

    The Smaller Winter Holiday Collection continues Mill Hill's hundreds and hundreds of 3 x 3 ornament designs. The kits come with a magnet backing so you can stick them on a filing cabinet or the fridge... but most cut these out around the edges and use them as Christmas tree Ornaments. Cute as can be, this year we have a rocking reindeer, a pretty snail-mail Christmas Card, a swirly tree, a puppy mailing his letter to Santa, a puppy paw - you might want to attach your doggie's pic to the back of this one... make it a momento, and a perky little fox. Each of these comes with the chart, paper, beads, a glass Treasure embellishment, the magnet backer, and DMC floss. Lots of fun to keep you stitching!

    Stitching Summer from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
    Stitching Summer
    from Twin Peak Primitives
    Smell the Sea and feel the Sky - just don't get sand in your stitching bag! This is kind of a fun piece by Twin Peak Primitives... I see three bands of design in here... so lots of possibilities. The top row features spools of thread with those shorebirds, bitty cabanas and the fishermen on them. Notice the clothesline there with the scissors and needles on it? (and the bitty swimsuit!) The crabs are super cute, and the row of whales down below just makes it a busy sea-scene.

    Presented as a leaflet, the stitch count is 170 x 119 - so 10-1/2 x 7-/12 on 16/32ct, and it calls for regular DMC floss. Easy to add some hand-dyeds , you could do the crabs in metallic, or the tiny swimming fish... or add buttons here and there if your stash 'overfloweth!'

    Vintage Postcards from Sajou - click to see more Vintage Postcards from Sajou - click to see more Vintage Postcards from Sajou - click to see more
    Vintage Postcards from Sajou
    We have assortments of needlework-related postcards to make into thread palettes! Our sets of 6 - 4 x 5-3/4 - stiff cardboard cards are all one-of-a-kind, and feature antique needlework ads and pictures of vintage needlework tools.

    Just beautiful, punch holes on one edge and make thread cards... or just enjoy them as-is anywhere you want. Inside a sewing case is fun... they are framing-quality... you could frame a few. Include them in a needlework shadow-box display, you could always mail them to friends! They'd be pretty in travel photo collages... just don't decide they are 'too pretty to use!' Packs of 6 cards each... fun and unique... from Sajou of Paris, France.

    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
    New Designs Have Arrived from Jeannette Douglas
    4 Small stitching projects, 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. There is also a neat pin set for this from Puntini.
    • 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!

    Announcing a Weekend With Jeannette Douglas

    Join us Wednesday April 6th & Thursday 7th, 2022
    Friday April 8th & Saturday 9th, 2022

    Location: The Silver Needle's She Shed Stitch Room

    Tapestry of Stitches We welcome Jeannette for an intimate class featuring this exquisite and yet-un-released sampler: Tapestry of Stitches!
    She describes it: This sampler is a mix of old and new, old band sampler and a new poem written by me just for this piece; it displays 6 sets of different Bargello stitches. Stitched in all silk thread on 36 or 40ct Lakeside Examplar fabric, the bottom of the sampler focuses on different Florentine or Bargello stitching. Use of colour and shading will be discussed in class. The other part of the sampler includes Queen and Satin Stitches along with beautiful Ukrainian White Work. The chart includes great diagrams with clear instructions.

    Our space is limited to 45 stitchers. Our chairs are comfy, and our lighting is awesome... Registration is open now. Fee of $250 includes all materials, and class goodies.
    $50 due at Registration, balance due February 1st.
    Cancellations before February 1st receive funds paid less $50. No refunds after February 1st, 2022.

    Sweet Land in Punch Needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Folk Quilt Stars 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.

    Happy When Stitching from Needle Bling - click to see more Stitching is My Happy Hour from Needle Bling - click to see more Stitching is My Happy Hour and Happy When Stitching
    from Needle Bling
    Choose one or both of these... they both get the message across!

    Choose any fabric from your stash, grab either DMC's or handdyeds... each finishes about 3 x 7. Just for fun!

    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. ;)
    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.
    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!'
    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.

    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

    Bakers Gonna Bake... from New York Dreamer - click to see more
    Bakers Gonna Bake...
    from New York Dreamer
    In the Summer too! Another cute rolling pin design by New York Dreamer, I guess bakers live everywhere... even the waterfront!

    Presented as a chart, 75 x 160... 32ct, it calls for either DMC or hand-dyed flosses. Cute!

    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!

    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.

    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!

    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!
    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!

    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.
    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!
    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!*

    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!
    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.
    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.

    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!
    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!

    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.
    Yes, there's even MORE!     
    Click here for more newly arrived stuff!

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