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Peace, Love & Purpose from Plum Street Samplers A Year of Snowfriends from AB Designs - click for more The Silver Needle Threader Collection Butternut House Pinkeep from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Chessie & Me Autumn Sewing Book -- click to see more


Announcing Our 39th Annual Superbowl Weekend Sale!
Saturday, February 11th, 2023 10:00am CST thru
Sunday, February 12th 2023 4:00pm CST!

Our Entire Shop and Website is 20% OFF!

Come join us in the shop or on our website for Silver Needle's 39th Annual Superbowl Sale! It doesn't matter if you're a football fan or not... The Superbowl means it's time for our annual sale! Our brick-and-mortar shop is open for walk-in shoppers Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and we open again on Sunday from noon to 4... BUT THE WEBSITE SALE STAYS OPEN ALL NIGHT LONG! So that means there are 30 hours of SALE!
Click for lots more information!


Market is Coming! Click here to see our ever-growing page of future arrivals.
I may not have full details yet to describe it all, but will do the best I can. We'll be bringing everything home Monday March 6th, and will charge your card and mail treats beginning Tuesday the 7th!
IN-STORE: Make sure come by to peruse our Browsing Buckets! Absolutely one of everything new gathered together... we sit you down in a comfy chair (can even supply chocolate)... and you can leisurely browse through it ALL, choosing your favorite things!

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

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

Some great reading today!!! (Mary has made a PDF that you can print... just click the image at right.)
Counting on the Farm from Thistles Make it Bloom from Thistles Autumn Pumpkins from Thistles Halloween Pumpkins from Thistles Christmas Friends from Thistles - click for a larger view
Some Cute Designs by Thistles are coming our way from Market in a few weeks!
All are offered as charts and travel here from The Netherlands!
  • Counting on the Farm - is darling! One farmhouse, 2 horses, 3 tractors, 4 pigs... cows, sheep, goats and chickens round out the yard... all surrounded by a border of drying corn cobs! Can't tell the finished size yet, but Lizbeth does use hand-dyed flosses, so i imagine this is full of great colors. Simply Wools by The Gentle Art would be fun to add to some of the animals!
  • Make it Bloom - A cheerful little log cabin with a blooming yard of colorful flowers! Love it all - charted for DMC.
  • Autumn and Halloween Pumpkins - A unique-ly shaped pin cushion finishing treatment...might be fun to tuck these into a bowl of traditionally-shaped cushions and see if they are discovered! Worked with gentle Art Sampler Threads.
  • Christmas Friends - A row of holiday personality... can't tell much about size on this one, but it is worked with Sampler Threads.
PuntiniPuntini When I Think of Easter - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Just One More Chapter - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Seasons Houses - click to see more
When I Think of Easter, Just One More Chapter and Seasons Houses from PuntiniPuntini
  • When I Think of Easter and Just One More Chapter are two charming 'thinking' designs by Puntini's Paola. She has a whole series of charts like these - gardening, stitching and traveling are a few, along with seasons and the months of the year. Each finishes about 3 x 7 and is coded for DMC flosses.
    Paola makes polymer clay buttons and pins and has an extensive collection of pieces you can use to garnish all her designs. You can see some poking out from the upper corner of the stitched pillow. Cruise down her page to see all her groupings - they are enchanting, and it's hard to choose favorites! We've ordered a set of 4 seasonal houses as well... they are shown on our Puntini Puntini Page.
  • Seasons Houses - This is the 4-chart set of seasonal houses that are BITTY! Just 3 x 4 each, they are charted for Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed threads. They don't have any specific buttons or pins, but browse down her page to see your decoration options. These would be finished as one block stand-up with a different season on each side. Then poke some cute pins in the top - how cute!

Simple Gifts Snow from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Chilly Willy Stacker with Spool from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Haunted Hillside Farm from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Busy Bee Pinball Kit from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
New Arrivals Coming Home from Market from Praiseworthy Stitches
  • Simple Gifts - Snow - Well, some don't think snow is a special gift... but I love it! Choose a wintery blue background fabric, and grab your opalescents, whites and more blues for this frosty piece of Quaker-inspired motifs.Finishes about 10 x 10.
  • Chilly Willy Stacker - Here's a standing stitched snowman just like the Holly Jolly Tree and Creepy Pumpkin Stackers! Choose some fabrics (all the same color or not - but keep the count the same), stitch and scrunch the layers together to make this 10-inch high little man! There is an antique wooden spool included with the chart - it is the mounting stick for your three layers, and the top of it is hidden under Willy's wool hat.
  • Haunted Hillside Farm - This year's Scary Halloween Scene, everyone is at the pumpkin farm choosing their Jacks. Finishing approx 9 x 11, it's on a lovely deep blue linen - Dawn by Picture This Plus. We have TONS of great fabric options for this now - in several counts too. Coded for hand-dyeds there is a smattering of buttons and a little metallic in here - super cute!
  • Busy Bee Pin Ball Kit - A quickie little thing, a round ornament piece, all the materials, trims, fabrics, everything are included in this kit.
Spring Daisies... Our February 2023 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more
Spring Daisies... Our February 2023 Secret Needle Night Kit
Please note! The finishing kits for this month's design are sold out, but we still have a few kits!
It's raining springtime Daisies already - even though it's only February! Our Secret Needle Night design this month features Fyre Werks metallic ribbon 'water' coming from your watering can to sprinkle all those flowers. Very Velvet leaves, and a pair of ladybugs... it finishes about 5 inches square in size.

Complete kit contains the chart, needles, threads, beads and 20ct linen. We have an optional finishing kit available for this - you get the wooden back board, other mounting boards and gingham fabric, along with ribbon and flower embellishments and Mona's instructions. Get it stitched now in time for those blooming flowers!

Love Heart from Rosewood Manor - click for more Rose Heart from Rosewood Manor - click for more Stolen Heart from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Love Heart, Rose Heart and Stolen Heart from Rosewood Manor
Karen Kluba has a trio of pink floral Valentines - all offered in individual small carts. Choose any pretty pink fabric and grab DMC flosses of 600, 601, 676, 677, 729, 746, 986, 987, 988, 989, 3838, 3839, and 3840.

Every heart uses the same colors, each finishes approx 4 x 5 on 18/36 ct, and each chart comes with a silver-tone heart charm of some sort. Fresh, cheerful colors, something a little different to tuck into your basket of smalls and stuffed cushions.

Puppy Presentr by Satsuma Street - click for more Snow Angel by Satsuma Street - click for more Ring-a-Ding Santa by Satsuma Street - click for more French Hen by Satsuma Street - click for more
Satsuma Street has Four New Christmas Ornaments!
Puppy Present Kit, Snow Angel Kit, Ring-a-Ding Santa Kit, French Hen Kit
Wow... you have months and months to get these done before next Christmas! Jody Rice has 4 new designs that are bright, colorful and cute for your tree. Presented in kit format of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, beads and old fashioned shiny sequins, each design measures approx 3 x 4 in size.

Once stitched you can attach pretty fabric to the backs, then simply cut them out and you're finished! Because they are on paper, they are super lightweight, so they hang well on the tree and can be on the outside branches to show up really well.

Market Fresh Fruits by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Market Fresh Fruits from Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has released a bright, cheerful collection of 4 different fruits. Kind of a retro-flavor to the designs - like a label on the end of the wooden crates - these are worked on 16ct White Chocolate Aida (just a hint of brown color to make them look like those old labels) with DMC flosses and smattered with Mill Hill beads.

Finishing 5 x 5 each, the complete kits contain the chart, fabric, beads, flosses, and needles while the frames are available separately. Reminding me of all the yummy things you can juice or add to smoothies, they are full of bright color and will make clean and crisp kitchen decorations!

Winter Blues by Just Nan -- click to see more! Frosty Gnomes Cottage by Just Nan -- click to see more! Winter Rose Petite Flower Cushion by Just Nan -- click to see more!
New for Winter from Just Nan - due in the shop February 8th!
  • Winter Blues - Nan is giving new life to one of her samplers originally published in 2001 - but long since retired. Winter Blues is worked with DMC (or silks) on white. In the olden days, we used a lot of 28ct - now you might choose to stitch this on a 36 or 40ct. Nan is including her handpainted bluebird Charmbead embellishment which is tucked into the sampler about half-way down the piece. The bird and included beads will be lovely on whatever count fabric you choose. Frosty and pretty, lots of gorgeous border-bands in this one! Leaflet with bird and beads included.
  • Frosty Gnomes - Well aren't these little guys charming? Four tiny gnomes - all sporting spike-y Satin Stitch beards, warm little tweed hats, and glass bead noses... they are surrounded by sparkly snowflakes. Best of all they finish ONLY 2-1/2 inches square on 32ct natural linen! Get out bits of DMC from your stash, and a little metallic - they don't take much to pack their punch of cuteness! Presented as a small chart with special bead pack.
  • Winter Rose Petite Flower Cushion - A tiny wisp of a thing, this is worked on 32ct Morris Blue hand-dyed linen by Weeks. (Lots of gorgeous light blues will work for this.) DMC, with beaded flakes in the corners, there is a snowflake sequin in the center of the petite 2-1/4 ornament or cushion. Definitely a quick stitch! Presented as the small chart with embellishments.
Stand Firm from Sweet Wing Studio - click to see more
Stand Firm
from Sweet Wing Studio
*Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.*

This is a fun tribute to Abraham Lincoln by Sweet Wing Studio.

Stitched on 32ct Flax Linen with a medley of hand-dyed or DMC floss, it finishes just 5-1/2 x 6-1/2. Presented as a small chart.

Popsicle Scissors - click to see more Popsicle Scissors
Cute name for colorful little scissors... these are 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors, complete with snapping sheath and lanyard carrying loop. They come in a box of 12 assorted colorways - pink, aqua, purple, orange and black clear plastic; each has a snapping sheath to cover the blades. They are attached to a rather stiff 3-inch vinyl loop that we think will be a great aid in keeping track of these.

Hang them around a knob on your lamp, or stash a pair in your closet to cut price tags and loose threads from new clothes! (We're brainstorming here in the backroom... someone said she needs them to stash in her car to cut the coupons for fast food drive thrus!) Be Creative! We'll choose colors for you!

Mouse's Halloween Stitching from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Mouse's Schoolhouse from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Lucky Mouse from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Mouse's Laundry Day from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Mouse's Halloween Stitching, Mouse's Schoolhouse, Lucky Mouse and Mouse's Laundry Day from The Tiny Modernist
Oh my gosh, these are so cute! Mouse's Halloween Stitching came out last year, but Mouse's Schoolhouse is newer. Presented in small card format, each of these is printed in a full color chart, and they finish just under 4 x 4 on 32/16ct.
Halloween uses only 7 colors of DMC or hand-dyed; Teacher uses 8. Hallo's pumpkin is really a pin cushion with scary stitched pins poking from the top! You might want to use some furry wool thread for the mice, add some metallic for those scissors and moon, and maybe find a few beads to use on the sunflower's middle. Quick and colorful, they'd be fun stuffers in between your halloween pumpkins and mini dried Indian corn ears.
Lucky Mouse - Here is our bitty mouse very busy again. Tiny Modernist has a Teacher Mouse and a Stitcher Mouse and now a Lucky Mouse! Small card format, just as cute as can be!
Mouse's Laundry Day - Here's a 4th little mouse pic! A companion design to our Lucky, Stitcher and Teacher Mice, this is just fun and cute. It might actually make you smile if you see it hanging in your laundry room (especially if yours is new and gorgeous like the ones on the house-re-do-shows.) Finishing just 4 x 4 they'll all make cute cushions or little block stand-ups. Coded for DMC, presented in small card charts

1 Cat and a Moon from Aury TM - click to see more
1 Cat and a Moon
from Aury TM
This little design caught my eye! Super simple, it measures just 51 x 57 stitches and uses just black, white and gray DMC. BUTTTTT, it is worked on a striking shade of hand-dyed fabric - to simulate a bright night sky.

See if you can find a cut of fabric... 8 or 9 inches square will do.... that you'd like for that background. You could stitch the 'flakes' in the moon with metallic, or the kitty in Gentle Art's Simply Wool, but doesn't this just set off that pretty cut of hand-dyed fabric beautifully? Presented as a single chart.

Bareroots  display at the shop Cheers  Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
Cheers! Hand-Embroidered Dish Towel
from Bareroots
Something cute to stitch for a New Year, or a Birthday.. or an Anniversary... or a Party ANYTIME of the year! Bareroots is adding to her monthly collection of embroidered dish towels with this quick and fun towel. Floss and golden yellow rik rak is included with the towel... design in ready for transfer. (We have Stick 'n Stitch to make that easier!)

I believe we've putting this up on Just Arrived with several of Barri's other cute designs... we have Valentines, Easter, Spring... all sorts of these!

The Spring 2023 Mill Hill Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Presenting the Spring 2023 Mill Hill Bead Kits!
Already on the way to the shop - notice about these was our Monday Morning Surprise today!
We love these! 6 New 5 x 5 designs are joining our collection... offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, glass beads, needles, flosses, chart and button embellishments - these are perennial favorites!

Koi Pond features a beautiful gold fish, LOVE is full of pinks and purples rather than true reds for Valentines Day. Potting Shed goes with the chicken coop from last year... Travel Time is just plain awesome for anyone who loves to take a trip or two. Town Square is another Village scene, and that Guitar is just plain gorgeous and cheerful! Always fun to stitch, always a great value!

Spring Bouquet 2023 Series from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's Smaller Ornament-sized Spring Bouquet 2023 Series
Cute as can be this year... complete kits, these contain 14ct perforated paper, all the flosses, beads, MH Treasure, chart, magnetic backing, and needles. Finishing about 3 x 3 each, they make terrific Christmas Tree ornaments, and fun magnets for your work space, fridge door, or anywhere you cling a magnet. We've backed ours with sticky felt, and then, if you wear these as a jewelry pin - and forget to take them off before you wash them - they even go though the wash and come out OK!

Always fun, this season we have Love Cooking - will you be a liar or not? Kitty and Puppy Love are just plain cute! Scooter goes with the bigger Travel Time kit new this spring, the Llama goes with the Festive guitar, and Bacon and Eggs is just plain fun!


Join us for 2 days with Vicki Hastings - the creative artist behind the 350+ leaflets filled with charming designs you've enjoyed for the past 39 years! Both Vicki and Silver Needle celebrate 40 years in business this year... so we're celebrating with a She Shed Event and an exclusive stitching project with Vicki. Registration is open now... $50 due at Registration, balance due in April.

FYI: Tulsa is a great destination for a few days. It's a really fun place to come with girlfriends... get an Air B & B and just have a lovely couple of days away. Our shop is an hour away from Pioneer Woman, and less than a mile away from 4 really, really good local shops. We have a great quilt store, a fantastic needlepoint shop - full of threads. There is a weaving, spinning, wool felting shop here, and a very upscale knitting store... not to mention all our great Cross Stitch! We have 6 different Designer Events planned for 2023... check out the Events Page so you can plan at least one trip or two!


Pumpkin Lane Candy Apple House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Pumpkin Lane Butternut House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more
Butternut and Candy Apple Houses
from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery
The next two houses of the Pumpkin Lane set are here... cute little 5 x 5 cottages with quilt-inspired decoration.

Stitch them as the whole set, or individually - there's a freebie border chart available, and you can see the rest of the set we have so far to see if you want all or just some. Pretty autumnal colors - lots of time to work on these before Autumn of 2023!

Winter Chickadee from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more Winter Fox from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more Winter Owl from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more
Winter Chickadee, Winter Fox & Winter Owl from Erin Elizabeth Designs
Three New winter Babies by Erin Elizabeth Designs... even though the chart covers are shown with digital images... you can tell they'll be really pretty when stitched. Each measures 89 x 89 in stitch count and is coded for DMC. Erin doesn't suggest fabric, so the covers hint at a dusty blue or wintery-gray color. You choose color and count - on 16/32, these will be about 5-1/2 inches square.
Winter Owl calls for 34 shades of DMC, Fox uses 41, and Chickadee needs 33! The charts are not in color, so there is a lot happening in them with all the color changes... but lots of visual impact in your little 5-inches when you are finished!

Easter Designs by Erin Eiizabeth
Wow... great designs for each holiday -- all are coded for regular DMC floss, and each is presented in chart format. You Crack Me Up! from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more Esther from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more
Esther & You Crack Me Up! - So darn cute...
  • Esther measures 63 x 82 - so will finish about 4 x 5 on 32ct. She'd be pretty on lots of different cheerful fabric colors, and you could even leave off the Happy Easter wording and make her into a bunny face plant poke! Just charming!
  • You Crack Me Up needs to be stitched and finished into a brick-style stand-up block. So sweet, it's coded for DMC, but those eggs wouldn't mind some metallic touches! Measuring 120 x 51 - this'll finish just 7-1/2 inches long and 3 inches high on 32ct.

Snow on the Ground from Hands On Design - click to see more The Winter Basket from Hands On Design - click to see more Mad for Plaid from Hands On Design - click to see more
New Designs on the Way from Hands On Designs - due in the shop January 23rd
  • Snow on the Ground - A small house-shaped pin cushion with coordinating little folded scissor fob, this is stitched on 28ct Touch of Blue linen with regular DMC floss. Cathy has a link inside the pattern to the finishing tutorial she has for this on her website... so you are guaranteed a shot at getting yours to look like hers! It finishes about 3 x 5 - into a charming little house-mattress!
  • The Winter Basket - This joins its coordinating Summer and autumn Basket design trios. Cathy has chosen her finishing fabrics and THEN chosen her stitching colors... so you might hit the quilt store as well, before you start yours. The patterns are repeating enough to make color changes easy for you.
  • Mad for Plaid - This is the Winter edition of 4 small patterns in this pack. Stitched in regular DMC, each season measures 51 x 51, and all are stitched on a dark chalkboard fabric. Might be cute finished as a 4-sided cube - just turn the front side out for your season!

Jingle All The Way! from AB Designs - click for more
Jingle All The Way!
from AB Designs
Here is AB Designs' 2023 Stitch Along Piece! Amy's sampling of little Christmas people is stitched in Classic Colorworks flosses on 28ct Flax linen. The whole piece measures 134 x 164 - so on the 28 it'll be 9-1/2 x 12... but if you change fabric counts, finished size will change as well. (Individual ornaments could be 2 or 3 inches by themselves.)

Darling and full of color, each chart includes button embellishments. The first two of 10 charts will ship this April, with two more charts shipping in June, August, October and December. $10.00 each, we will charge your card for the two charts shipped each time - NOT the whole series at one time. The whole pic uses 13 skeins of the Classic Flosses but is also coded for DMC. The color key appears only in the first chart; individual monthly charts will not be available until next year when the Stitch Along Auto is finished.

A Hat for Winter from Stitches by Ethel - click for more
A Hat for Winter from Stitches by Ethel
Stitches by Ethel has a cute new design - Mr Bunny is bringing his snowman buddy a hat to keep the sun off of him. Coded for DMC and hand-dyeds, it's garnished with a couple of snowflake buttons (sold separately).

The bunny would be neat stitched in Simply Wool, and you could add some opalescent to the snowman... it measures 85 x 55, so finishes about 3-1/2 x 5 on 32ct.
The 2023 Annual Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more Tweethearts from Heart in Hand - click for more Winter White Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more
Heart in Hand is ready for Valentines!
  • The 2023 Annual Collector's Heart is all red and white this year. Finishing about 5 inches in size, it's full of tiny heart motifs... even an old fashioned heart-in-hand! Cecelia features 32ct Heartland from Picture This Plus in her kit, along with Cottage Garden hand-dyed floss, and a tiny wooden button from The Bee Company. She retired lots of her Collector Hearts last year... so we have just some of the more recent kits available now. Click the pic to see then all!
  • Tweethearts is a revisit back to her skinny leg birds.... only this time we have two birds rather than one. Charted for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, you can stitch this on just about anything - the model is 32ct Summer Khaki.
  • Winter White Whirligig is another small round topper for all the Heartware bowls Cecilia has. (Click the pic to see all those options) Stitched on 32ct Smokey Pearl linen, it's just 45 stitches, and done with Weeks Cornsilk and Whitewash. Small and quick... another fun one to add opalescents or frosty metallics to!


Christmas Postcards from Madame Chantilly Santa on a Vespa from Madame Chantilly Santa on a Vespa & Christmas Postcards
from Madame Chantilly
You now have a year to work on these two designs to get them ready for next Christmas!
  • Santa on a Vespa is charming! He's really clipping along with that bag full of presents! Coded for DMC, stitch him on something that lets the snowflakes show in the background. He finishes approx 6 x 7 on 36ct. Wouldn't he be cute as a little front seat pillow in your car?
  • Christmas Postcards features 4 darling little forest animals all wishing for full stockings! There is a fox, hedgehog, a cat and something else we can't identify! (We think it's a Husky dog.) They're all cute though... and coded for DMC, measuring 75 x 92 in stitch count. The little animals by themselves are about 35 x 35 in size. Super Cute!

Snowplace Like Home from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Hey Sweetheart! from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
New for Winter and Valentine's Day from Primrose Cottage Stitches
  • Hey Sweetheart! - What a fun Valentine greeting to stitch in a jiff! Split up all the words and do small cushions or little blocks... or make a pillow or block stand-up - lots of possibilities. This is coded for regular DMC, but what an opportunity to get out your hand-dyed pinks and various metallics and beads! As charted in the leaflet, the main piece measures 100 x 101 - so about 6 inches on 16/32ct.
  • Snowplace Like Home - Even though I want Valentine's Day... that doesn't mean half the country isn't still covered in snow! This 4 x 6 (on 32ct) piece is done with regular DMC floss on Vintage County Mocha - which comes in counts from 14 to 40! Add some opalescent to all that snow, and maybe a carrot nose button or two! Charted for DMC.

Forever Thine from Erica Michaels - click for more
Forever Thine, from Erica Michaels
Forever Thine is Linda's newest Valentine's inspired design. She has a family stash of letters and diarys from the turn of the century, and she found an old Valentine with a hand-written note on the back that reads 'Dear Miss Krauss, may I have your company for next Wed eve?'

*A heart that is forever is thine* - her design is stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses, and garnished with a clay love letter button and a brass heart - both included in the chart pack. You'll need the Weeks Garnet and Collards hand-dyed wool schnigglet 8 x 8 cuts we have to garnish your pin cushion and berry top. Both charts are included in the pack.
Miniature Sampler Pin Drums from Olde Colonial -- click to see more One of the Sampler Pin Drum Kits from Olde Colonial -- click to see more Bountiful Welcome Pin Drum Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more
Miniature Sampler Pin Drums from Olde Colonial
Oh my gosh, these are the CUTEST little cushions! Designed by Olde Colonial's Kelly, each is stitched on one-inch wide 26ct German linen banding. The cut of band in the kit in only 6 inches long... so when rolled, your tiny drum is only that 1-inch high by approx 1-1/2 inches wide. You are stitching with one thread of floss over one thread on the band... so each design is full of tiny details. We have three different designs so far... more are in the works... but get these stitched first!

Smelling the Daisies has bunnies in their flower garden.
Waiting for Santa has tiny evergreens and reindeer on it.
Grazing in the Grass has sheep and a little cow amidst the summer flags.
Presented as kits of the chart, banding, Skirtex and interfacings, topper and bottom wool felts and boards, and warm and natural for puffy... Pam has great photos in here of her finishing process. All you need to add are the bits (and I mean BITS) of floss. Just the sweetest little things... you can see my hand in the pic to gauge their charming size!
A Bountiful Welcome Mini Pin Drum joins our group as the newest release. The tiny greeting surrounds the tiny drum! Sorry, this image just doesn't do it justice.

Mad for Plaid Project Bags by Sew Emma from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more Winter Bag from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Winter Bag
from Shepherd's Bush
A new design joins the growing collection of Teri Richard's stitched plaid mesh organizer bags! Already 7 other designs in the series, these are really FUN! The mesh pouches themselves are soft and pliable, colorful, and very roomy for your projects. Shepherd's Bush is stitching over two 'threads' of the mesh with #5 Pearl Cotton, and these turn out to be really cute!

Winter is shown on the Bluebell pouch... but it'd be good on the charcoal, berry or olive as well. 8 different designs, 6 different colors of pouches... you have options! Click the pic to go to the bag selections and details.

Susan Scott 1734 English Sampler from Gentle Pursuit Designs Autumn Sampler Compendium by Gentle Pursuit Designs Autumn Sampler Compendium and Susan Scott 1734 English Sampler
from Gentle Pursuit Designs
Two new samplers have arrived... beautiful booklet charts - 9 and 24 pages respectively - both clearly charted.
  • Autumn Sampler Compendium is worked on 40ct linen with silks. It features stitching on the front, spine and back, as well as inside front, back and inside spine. Stitches featured are Algerian Eyelet, Cashmere, Double Running, Florentine, Mosaic, Nun's Stitch, Pavilion, Queen, Satin, Smyrna, Straight, Tent and Cross.... and Cissy says this is for 'the adventuresome stitcher.' Lots of stitch diagrams, beautiful full color charts with correct placement - along with actual photos of the stitching before it is assembled... the book is lovely and the stitched case is enchanting. Its total size is 4-1/2 inches folded, with the inside pockets at 2-3/4 inches deep. Full of specialty stitches and autumn charm!
  • Susan Scott 1734 English Sampler - This sampler features The Lord's Prayer. A reproduction, stitched on 40ct with silks, it finishes an impressive 17 x 23-1/2 - and is full of Algerian Eyelets, Satins, Stems and Straight Stitches. Nothing hard - but still a commanding piece. Mostly blues and golds over the top 2/3, but then reds, greens, golds decorate the bottom. This 'leaflet' is the 24 page one - offering your chart super-large, colored and clear!

Christmas Mini Moon from Plum Street Samplers Yuletide Delivery from Plum Street Samplers My Heart's Welcome from Plum Street Samplers This Happy Morning from Plum Street Samplers
New Things have Arrived from Plum Street Samplers
  • Christmas Mini Moon - Isn't this little guy the cutest? Paulette is designing a set of 'Moon Rabbits' to be released this coming March, at Market. Spring, Summer and Mini Moon are coming... but she threw in a Christmas version and he's ready NOW! She does say that if you don't want Christmas in the design, just leave off the candy canes and holly. Anyway, I don't know much about 'Moon Rabbits' but this one is cute. Various hand-dyeds and DMC, on 36ct it finishes approx 4-1/2 inches in size.
  • Yuletide Delivery - This companions Harvest, Halloween, Summer and Spring Delivery. It features Mrs. Claus riding in her sleigh on what appears to be a windy day. Her hat is billowing behind, yet her noble deer is standing still. A little artistic license? Well, it's a happy scene, pretty winter flowers and that deer is really neat. Stitched on 36ct Country Vintage Mocha, she's called for varied hand-dyeds and DMC. It finishes approx 10 x 4, so it'd be cute as a wedge stand-up on a deep windowsill.
  • My Heart's Welcome - A small yuletide design - Paulette suggests finishing it into a cushion to nestle inside a welcome wreath. The lady pictured is holding pineapple - a universal symbol of hospitality. Various hand-dyeds, lots of neutral fabrics will work as well.
  • This Happy Morning - This is a pretty piece that can be stitched on light or dark fabric! Although they look the same in the pics, there really are a lot of color variances between the two. Stitched on either Hogbristle or Black Swan linen, it's a pretty piece that finishes approx 14 inches square. I am thinking there is a LOT of stitching on here - I love the lacy greenery and the border, but the patterns in the barn and the yard steal the show.

Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays from Val's Stuff Waiting for Santa from Val's Stuff Waiting for Santa and Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays from Val's Stuff
Val's stuff has two new ornament kits...
  • Waiting For Santa is done on the smaller 18ct white perforated paper (included) using DMC from your stash. Measuring just about 2-1/2 x 3, it's just a plain little wintery scene - actually not Christmas at all! Package contains the chart, paper, felts and tiny black hanging cord.
  • Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays - This is a pair of 2 x 3 pieces - just as cute as can be. Floss from your stash, you get the 14ct brown perf paper, backing felts, plaid ribbon, bell, star and bird embellishments. A fun Stitch!

HO, HO, HO! from Fern Ridge - click to see more HO, HO, HO! from Fern Ridge - click to see more HO, HO, HO! Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more
HO, HO, HO! from Fern Ridge Collections
Here's a fun, last minute set of designs to dress up your holiday stitching. The ladies at Fern Ridge have a new small Peyote beaded scissor fob - a darling little Santa face - that companions a 2 x 2 needlecase. All red and white, both kits are complete and contain lots of unique beads and embellishments.

Each of the projects should take you 3 to 6 hours to complete. Cute for a stocking stuffer or stitch group gift - nothing says you have to be the over-achieving friend and make it before you give it away! Anyway, each kit contains all the threads, beads, embellishemnts, fabric, just everything each kit needs.

Stitcher's Ornaments from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Stitcher's Ornaments
from The Tiny Modernist
Whip up a trio of cute ornaments for a seamstress or sewer in your life! Tiny Modernist calls these 'Stitcher's' ornaments... but personally, I am allergic to sewing machines - no matter how cute they are, and thread that sews on buttons!

BUTTTT, this is a pretty set of small cushion sized designs - each about 30 x 40 in stitch count. Charted for DMC, choose a crisp white fabric... and get these stitched for next Christmas!

Viva la Vida from Jardin Prive - click for more Viva la Vida from Jardin Prive
By Jardin Prive, this is a super-fun checkerboard of Summertime! I thought I'd put it up on 'Just Arrived' to give you an 'out-of-season-jolt!' Remember summertime, green grass, Popsicles and flowers? This colorful piece offers all that inside it's wildflower border - you even get the summer road trip from the mountains to the beach down at the bottom. 64 Tiny blocks - only 19 x 19 stitches - each has either an alphabet letter or tiny motif inside. Everything summer is in here, along with several blocks of cross stitch and needlework stuff - a hoop, scissors, spool of thread, floss bobbin, and buttons.

Stitched with regular DMC floss, the whole thing measures 210 in stitch count - or a serious 11-1/2 inches on 18ct. Now... think about deconstructing this - the borders would make rally cute windowsill 'hotdogs!' All those tiny squares would make fun cubes, or scissor fobs... you could spell someone's name and add a few pictures... it can take you till summer to figure out all the different ways you can have fun with this one!
Needle Travel Mania Shop Guide for 2023 - click to see more
The 2023 Needle Travel Mania Guide
This is an awesome little 540 page book (5-1/2 x 8 x 1, it weighs a pound!) that is an incredible directory of needlework, quilting, weaving, knitting and needlepoint shops all around the country! If you ever go anywhere in a car, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Organized by state, each state is mapped with interstate and state highways.

The shops are all numbered on the maps... then the directory offers varied information about each. Addresses, hours, kind of product mix, phone numbers, websites... just great info to help you plan the stops on your next road trip adventure!

They even have software that will plan your route for you and include the types of shops you 'need' to visit! Really a fun book to have -- and a super-fun stocking stuffer or neat stitch group gift!
Christmas Time from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Bringing Christmas from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Christmas Joy Ride from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more
Christmas Time, Bringing Christmas and Christmas Joy Ride from Carriage House Samplings
Carriage House has a third design in her deligtfully retro Christmas set. Joining Christmas Joy Ride and Bringing Christmas, this year Santa is skating with his bag full of toys. I know if that bag were to rip, all the toys in the background would be the first things to fly out.

Measuring 8 x 7-1/2 on 32ct, this is coded for DMC or silks. A charming set of designs, it'll look good on most any wintery-white or hand-dyed sky blue background.

Seasons of the Heart - Winter from The Blue Flower - click for more Holiday Card 2022 from The Blue Flower - click for more Winter Quail from The Blue Flower - click for more
Winter Quail, Holiday Card 2022 and Seasons of the Heart Winter... The Blue Flower's Winter releases are here!
  • Seasons of the Heart - Winter - finishes her set of 4 hearts... full of seasonal flowers and tiny animals... fox and quail, snowdrops and poinsettias... each finishes into a 4 x 5 pin cushion on 40ct linen and is charted for DMC floss.
  • Holiday Card 2022 - I think this is bees and poinsettias. It finishes 4 x 5 on 40ct, is charted for DMC, and would make a bright addition to your bowl of cushions! Jeannine says the inspiration for this came from a German Holiday pyramid figurine her husband bought for her years ago. Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery has taught her that bees are awake in their hives all winter, so who's to say they are not enjoying the seasons as much as we are?
  • Winter Quail - Another of Jeannine's birds, this finishes about 5 x 5 on 40ct. Coded for silks or DMC, the little guy is wearing a scarf that is done with long stitches of Thread Gatherer's Aurora thread in Desert Moss. It's a really neat stitched feature. Jeannine says: these little guys keep visiting my back yard and I never get tired of watching them. I haven't seen any with scarves yet... but I'm crossing my fingers!
Presenting the 2022 Set of Curly Girls... click for more
Presenting New Sticks Kits from Mill Hill
Four new stitched designs by Sticks have arrived. Converted to Cross Stitch - with a few beads added for color - they celebrate nature, life adventure and coffee!

Presented as full kits, they include 14ct perforated paper (14 Aida or 28ct linen works for these too), chart, beads, flosses and needles. Each finishes a whopping 7 inches in size... lots of stitching on these but HUGE on personality and visual impact! Frames in the pics are available by order. We just love these!
When the Leaves Fall from Blackbird Designs - click for more When the Leaves Fall from Blackbird Designs - click for more

When the Leaves Fall
from Blackbird Designs
Gorgeous pictures as always throughout these 48 pages! Some designs in here are new, some older - one is Barb's 2006 Loose Feathers release.

Alma has finishing steps for drums, pin cushions, box tops, draw string bags, a sewing bag, and a charming 'pumpkin' shaped pin cushion with a real stick for the stem! Everything in the book is lovely - and it's so much fun just to page through!

Cottage Garden's 2023 Snowman Collector's Series has been announced!
#1 The Needleworker!

2023 Snowman Collector's Series Teaser from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more 2023 Snowman Collector's Series #1 The Needleworker from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
WOWZA - This is going to be an awesome series by Vinniey Tan of Cottage Garden Samplings. Each month a new chart will release, beginning in just a few weeks - late November of 2022. Stitched on Fabrics by Stephanie's 36ct Chocolate Milk Linen. (We have it and 32ct as well!)

You can stitch each snowman individually or join them all together - as shown in her teaser pic. (This teaser pic only shows a tiny part of each of the upcoming designs, btw.) Each of the 12 charts finishes a little different in size, but all are worked with a combination of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyeds and DMC flosses.

The Needleworker is stunning - he's wearing his glorious patchwork coat, and his tummy is decorated with buttons. The background is scattered with scissors, a pin cushion, a sewing machine and spool of thread - did you notice that each of those motifs could be made into tiny fobs or cushions or ornaments? Promising to be a really fun series, we're beginning an auto-ship for the charts... lots of fabric options as well!
Santa Stops Here! from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Rudolph & Friends from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more The Maker and Mender from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Three New Designs from With Thy Needle's Brenda Gervais
  • Santa Stops Here! A quaint stone house... I want to stop here too! Brenda describes her design, "This small Christmas piece was inspired by seven small villages of German heritage, in my home state known as The Amana Colonies. When you pass down the streets, you quickly note that the businesses, many of which are brick structures, have simple black signs with white lettering for their business signage. The bonus is that this piece features The Candy Haus -- the place where Santa stops off to shop for candy canes to tuck into stockings of good boys and girls!"
    Finishing approx 6 x 9 on 36ct it is worked with a mixture of DMC and hand-dyeds. The little Rudolph & Friends ornament is a companioning design... so don't miss that! So charming, it's presented as a chart.
  • Rudolph & Friends - This is a companion ornament to the Santa Stops Here piece... Just a sweet design, the little snowman is surrounded by his cardinal and deer friends... and someone even brought a candy cane from The Candy Haus! Finishing about 3-1/2 inches square on 36ct - same fabric and threads as 'SSH' - make it into a small stand-up or tree ornament! Chart format.
  • The Maker and Mender - This sampler celebrates the needle! The verse is taken from John Taylor's 1634 writing - Praise of the Needle. A small thing, this measures about 7 x 10 on 36ct linen. Brenda used a smattering of different hand-dyeds, and has finished off hers with a hemstitched edge treatment. You could make a little mat out of this... you could mount it INTO a bigger stitching mat, frame it. Turn it into a sewing roll, with lots of the honored needles stored inside... you decide! Two different sets of alphabets included for personalizing, Brenda used her initials along with her mother's - to honor all that patience bestowed by Mom - while she taught Brenda to stitch!
Red Smalls from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more

Red Smalls
from Twin Peak Primitives
A brand new book by Twin Peak Primitives, this has 9 charming designs all stitched solidly in red. You CAN choose ANY OTHER colors that you want... they chose red. Beautiful little cherubs, florals, a little sewing-themed drum, the designs do have a Valentine's/Love feel to them.

They're all 5 x 5-ish or a little larger... perfect for all of you that have a 'stitching limit of 75 x 75!' Large enough to be worth the stitch, small enough to get finished for a pretty presentation!

Autumn Petites from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Thanksgiving Petites from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Winter Petites from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Snowy Petites from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
The Seasonal Petites from Little House Needleworks
Diane has released four seasonal charts in this 'Petites' series so far: Autumn, Thanksgiving and Winter... and now Snowy Petites. Each chart has 4 designs - all the same size. Tiny ornament-sized pieces - 39 x 39 - they finish only 2 x 2 on 18/36ct!

Assemble onto tag boards like in the pic, or make block stand-ups (you could put one panel on each side of the cube), tiny pin cushion bowl fillers, or even flat felt ornaments! Stitched on any neutral you like, the charts are coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses or DMC.

Lori's Primitive Scissor Block and Fob Kit from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
Lori's Primitive Scissor Block and Fob Kit from La-D-Da
This is a REALLY charming little scissor holder - it begins very humbly as a plain 2 x 2 x 2 wooden cube with the scissor hole already drilled in it. You paint it with black acrylic craft paint, then select 5 of the included gorgeous antique and primitive prints that Lori has included in the kit. You have 20 different pics on that included sheet to choose from - so you have options. Next, grab your Modge Podge, slop it on the block, stick on the pic, and 'podge more modge' on there and you're finished!

Lori does have extra blocks available, so technically you can get one kit, and three extra blocks for a total of 4 blocks. (They make neat stitch group gifts!) She has included a bit of ribbon in the mail kit, a piece of sticky felt for the block bottom, and a charm of some kind - just to dress up your scissor a little. You can see several options in my pic... every block turns out differently!

Chala Handbags - click for more Chala Handbags - click for more Chala Handbags - click for more
We now carry Chala Handbags!
'Vegan' Leather... part of the company's profits are donated to animal rescue facilities across the nation. Their leathers are 'vegan' (a fancy way to describe 'faux leather') because their whole philosophy is to be kind to and appreciate animals!

Anyway... we have quite a fun selection of their totes, cross body cell phone cases and mini-purses, darling key fobs and coin purses. You can see a little of the variety from my pics... if you're near the shop, drop in. If you aren't but are familiar with this charming line, give us a call - we can choose something for the perfect gift!

The 2022 Winter Issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher's 2022 Winter Issue has Arrived!
122 Pages full of COLOR! Inside you'll find charts, patterns, pictures, actual-sized templates for finishing, and an exceptional 6-page spread for step-by-step construction of a tree topper.

This issue includes 14 Punch Needle projects along with 17 Cross Stitch designs!

Everything Christmas or Wintery in theme... you can't go wrong with these magazines! Everything is full-sized, and all the pages are thick and glossy! Such fun simply to page through!


Winsome & Wise from October House - click for more Beecher's Blooms from October House - click for more Tomato Row from October House - click for more
Spring and Summer 'Flavors' for Stitching! from October House
October House has released a few new patterns and I guess because one is a skinny row of tomatoes, it makes me think of summer and flavors!
  • Winsome & Wise is stitched with Gentle Art's Simply Wool thread, but coded to DMC just in case. Finishing a little under 6 x 6 on 32ct, it features Dark Chocolate, Apple Cider, Endive, Faded Rose, Terra Cotta, Dungarees, and Chamomile.
  • Beecher's Blooms feels like Spring! Just a wisp of a design... only 3 x 5 on 36ct. The pin cushion finishing is simple, so it's a win-win!
  • Tomato Row is actually a bitty little thing! Measuring only 7 x 1-1/2 in size, it'd be cute perched on a windowsill... to remind you of how many tomatoes you're going to get when your vines ripen! Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds.

Leontine Breton 1932 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Angela Rafuls 1875 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Marie Thibon 1878 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Several New Antique Reproduction Samplers by Isabelle of Reflets de Soie
Always gorgeous, always authentic, Isabelle's sampler collection is extensive... here are three more treats she's sharing!
  • Leontine Breton 1932 features a poinsettia border along with the very 'French' alphabet font. It measures 282 x 314, and is charted for silks or DMC. We offer the leaflet and do have her pre-sorted and labeled silks available separately.
  • Angela Rafuls 1875 is a Redwork piece full of alphabets and a smattering of random motifs. Actually fairly new in the world of samplers, this is done with just one shade of red. Measuring 304 x 319... grab your DMC 814 or get the silk packet!
  • Marie Thibon 1878 - Another relatively 'new' sampler, this one is full of gorgeous color. Along with the extensive alphabets and that pretty border, you get roman numerals! There is actually quite a bit of over one in here... those berry baskets up near the top, and Marie must have traveled because there are trains and ships over one as well. That lavish floral motif between the birds is all over one too! Measures 323 x 278, coded for DMC or silks.

Winter Comes from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Ye Old Noel from Heartstring Samplery Love & Joy from Heartstring Samplery Look at What Heartstring Samplery has sent!
Beth Twist has been busy... three charts have now arrived.
  • Love & Joy - A excerpt taken from The Wassail Song - also known as Here-We-Come-A-Caroling - this is worked with one shade of hand-dyed thread, on any neutral color and count you want! Measuring 119 x 61, it'll finish about 6-1/2 x 3-1/2 on 18/36ct. A pretty little thing, it has a few quilt-inspired motifs on it... and would look lovely in lots of other colorways. Lots of options for you!
  • Ye Old Noel - Beth's late 1800's sampler is unmarked, undated, and missing a lot of stitches, not to mention its strange color scheme! It's disorganized and she loved the jumble of motifs squished together. So, she's reworked the colors, filled in a few missing stitches and added the word NOEL to give it a second chance at life! The pictures are bitty, but the urns of flowers and the 4 different borders are lovely. You could even do just that NOEL motif as a small pin cushion. Measuring 153 x 127, the whole piece finishes a beautifully petite 8-1/2 x 7 - a tiny Holiday surprise! DMC conversions are included but this is charted for Weeks and classic hand-dyed flosses.
  • Winter Comes - Wow, here's an example of what different fabric colors will do for a piece! This is the same design - stitched on black or a lighter neutral! Inspired by Beth's love of the season and children's poetry, she wrote a few rhymes to highlight her snowy winter scene. The house with glowing windows, smoke wafting from the chimney, animals in the yard, and falling snow... it all looks so different on each of the fabrics - but the thread colors are THE SAME! Stitch it with or without the words - 'with frost and snap and gust and snow... with branch and howl, and drip and blow... with wool and boot and mitt and mug... with curl and book and hearth and snug.' Charming!

Mousecapades 7 Happy Christmas! from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Sweet Christmas 1 from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Sweet Christmas 2 from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more
Mousecapades 7 Happy Christmas!, Sweet Christmas I & II by Luminous Fiber Arts are here.
New designs have arrived from Luminous Fiber Arts!
  • Mousecapades #7 Happy Christmas rounds out this delightful set of SEVEN charts. Each has featured Christmas Mice at the North Pole playing in the snow and training for the Olympics! Super cute subject matter, this 7th design is larger than the rest (hence the price difference)... and kind of anchors everything together. Stitched on a light blue - like Star Sapphire or a lovely hand-dyed sky blue - all of them have used the same color palette of hand-dyeds and DMCs.
  • Sweet Christmas I & II - This is a 2-leaflet set of holiday animal ornaments. Stitched on any light blue you like, these are coded to DMC floss, and will measure approx 3 x 4 in stitched size. Misty supplies the template for the mounting boards used in the finishing and links to a tutorial about the process. Animals featured in #1 are a bear, cat and bunny. Book #2 has the fox, raccoon and deer. Super cute, some Simply Wool by Gentle Art would really be stunning on the animals, and you could add a little opalescent metallic Treasure Braid for those snowflakes as well!

Winter's Peace Sampler from Artful Offerings - click for more Winter's Peace Sampler from Artful Offerings
Karina's newest design is here... All blues and browns, it looks frosty-cold and kind of elegant! Worked on a gray or platinum background rather than any fabric that has a yellow tone to it, you're stitching that whole little street in various shades of blues.

Once again, I love her design balance... and the contrast between the blocky, solid houses and the lacy tree branches. Maybe you want to add some brown or blue metallics to this... or silver? Finishing approx 7 x 11, this is presented as a chart.

#12 The Reindeer from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Christmas Star from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
Christmas Star and The Reindeer from Cottage Garden Samplings
Vinniey has two new charts...
  • The Reindeer finishes out her *Year In The Woods* series of 12 woodland animals. Gorgeous design lines accented by lots of graphic repeating patterns (the body of the deer)... each animal in this series has been bold and stylized.
  • Christmas Star - Oh Look at Santa! He's perched atop snowflake blocks of ice (there's a tiny rabbit watching him!), and trimming his woodland tree with the topper star. Stitch this on any medium blue hand-dyed - just something to show off the snow detail and his swirly beard. The tree features pine cones, and I think those birds and squirrels would look awesome stitched with Simply Wool by Gentle Art! Christmas Star measures 120 x 120, so it'd be only 6-1/2 inches square on 36/18ct!

Colorful Soft-Handled Small Scissors - click to see more
Back in Stock! Colorful Soft-Handled Small Scissors
These are fun and sturdy little 4-inch scissors - really good for cutting metallics because they are serrated. Pretty colors, they're handy to stuff in the kitchen drawer.

Stash a pair in your closet to cut off tags from new clothes, stick a pair in the laundry room to trim threads. They are strong enough to let 'medium-ones' cut paper and 'craft-stuff.' The handles are soft and feel nice! Choose from Pink, Lime or Purple.

New Designs from Plum Street Samplers

Autumn Cottage from Plum Street Samplers Grace Doth Abound from Plum Street Samplers Cardinal Kin from Plum Street Samplers Paulette has sent three new charts...
  • Cardinal Kin - This is another of her 'animal stacks' pieces. Luscious colors, she couldn't decide between brighter, traditional colors or a more muted Victorian palette - so she did BOTH in the same chart. Finishes the same size as the rest in this series - coded for Weeks and DMCs.
  • Grace Doth Abound - This one deals with Adam and Eve.... and God's grace of Autumn Bounty... even after they were evicted from the garden! Paulette says it was a fun piece to design with the blue serpent tempting the (Halloween Costumed!) A and E. The verse refers back to God's mercy on them as they were booted out of Eden... they would now have to till the ground for food. But Autumn comes, and along with it, the Harvest! Measuring 214 x 176 - so 12 x 10 on 36ct, it's coded for Weeks hand-dyed flosses and DMC.
  • Autumn Cottage - Paulette says this is a little white cottage with a hinged front door, swirling chimney smoke and a little black crow sitting atop the Autumn Stems growing in the yard. Nothing super-special, just a pretty, quick stitch to tuck into that bowl of Autumn 'bowl-fillers!'

Presenting Big City Christmas teaser composite pic from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Presenting Big City Christmas from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more






Presenting Big City Christmas from Country Cottage Needleworks
Nikki has released details about her upcoming new Christmas series - bigger houses in the city! This is the teaser composite pic... but we have pics of the first - The Department Store, and the second - The theatre. A set of 7 designs that will release consecutively for 7 months beginning in November of '22, this will finish in May of 2023. Each portion measures 59 x 72... stitch them individually for little block stand-ups... or 413 x 72 (26 x 4-1/2) stitched in one long row.

Nikki suggests 32ct Lambswool linen and she uses Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses throughout. (DMC conversions included as well.) For the entire set you will need: One skinny 1/4 yd of 32ct Linen (enough for individual pieces or extra ornaments), Snowball (3), Little Sprout (2), Onion Skin (2), Licorice red (2), Hickory Sticks (2), Baking Tin (2), Eggshell (2), Wagon Wheel (1), Cocoa Bean (1), Thundercloud (1) and Cherry Tomato (1). One each of DMC 743, 754, and 3064. Cute as can be, this'll look great on a mantle or a wide window sill! Our Auto ships will start with first chart, and any fabrics or threads you need. Each subsequent shipment will be the charts.

Presenting Big City Christmas from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Waiting for Santa
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Nikki's newest design... everyone is at home sitting by the windows waiting for Santa. (But he isn't going to come until they are all IN BED!) Measuring 101 x 135, stitched on 32cct with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, it finishes approx 6 x 8-1/2.

Maybe they're waiting for the Amazon Truck instead - those come during the day! Either way, a darling, festive design!
Presenting the 2022 Set of Curly Girls... click for more
Presenting the 2022 Set of Curly Girls from Mill Hill
Our newest set of these fun designs has arrived. Normally full of good advice for life... these don't feature people or pets, but great sentiments. Each is presented as a full kit of DMC floss, 16ct Aida fabric, a smattering of Mill Hill beads (not too terribly many), needles and chart. The frames in the pictures are offered separately. 'Encouraging Contemplation' is this year's theme. Since everyday is an opportunity - they say this series will help make everyday a better day!
    Shown above from left to right:
  • The Path - Sometimes the path that will bring you the most joy will need some clearing.
  • Living The Question - We do not need to have all the answers. There is a lot of living to be done in the questions.
  • Same Time - I'm so glad that I get to be alive at the same time as you.
  • So Much Light - Some people create so much light that all around them grow.
Halloween chez les Gnomes from Jardin Prive - click for more Au Pays des Gnomes from Jardin Prive - click for more Noel chez les Gnomes from Jardin Prive - click for more
Little Gnomes from Jardin Prive
Here's a trio of Gnome designs throughout the seasons. Cute as can be, each one looks the same, but they are all different. The little guys are growing things in the garden, cooking, skiiing, sleeping, and always doing the laundry!

Coded for DMC, they finish approx 8 x 8 on 32ct. So far in the set we have Halloween, Christmas and Spring.

The full Statehood Splendor Set from Thread Milk Design Company
Thread Milk's Statehood Splendor Series is FINISHED!
Thread Milk has finished her set of 50 state pin cushion/ornament designs with her final 10 charts. You'll notice in the pic that they are all different, but coordinate. The state abbreviation is on there... something about the state, and that number is the order in which it joined the Union.

A fun set... now everybody can get THEIR state! The entire set is now pictured on the Thread Milk Page.
This is Halloween from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
This is Halloween from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia Zittel has a fun new Halloween design... a haunted house with its graveyard and resident spiders and ghosts - all underneath the most glorious gnarly tree! She's put a lot in here - skeletons, ghosts, bats and pumpkins - all of it measures 183 x 74. Notice that huge eerie yellow moon behind the tree - soft and golden, spooky and seemingly quiet - for now!

It'll finish approx 11 x 4-1/2 on 32ct... and it would make a stunning drum-shaped stand-up, if you're 'framed out, or an awfully cute flat stand-up to perch on a sill or someplace!

Good Tidings from Jeannette Douglas Christmas Cheer from Jeannette Douglas
Two new Releases from Jeannette Douglas
  • Christmas Cheer is a 6 x 9 sized chart that includes 6 small pin cushion designs. Coded for DMC, they look lovely nestled in a basket - especially with greenery or candy canes tucked between! Various sizes... choose your favorite neutral fabric.
  • Good Tidings features a 2 x 6 row of small motifs. Jeannette has three different finishing techniques shown on the cover... but all three are the same design. Coded for Hand-dyeds or DMC; you could make individual ornaments as well.

Fragments in Time for 2022 number 8 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time for 2022 number 7 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
Fragments in Time for 2022 from Summer House Stitch Workes is now a complete set!
Our parts #7 and 8 have arrived to now you can finish this colorful set of small pin cushions. They are inspired by the sampler stitchers of the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania.

Beth Ann has a pretty border available for these so you can join your to make a picture if you're not feeling 'cushion-y!' Details for it are listed on these small charts.

Springtime Beaded Ornament Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Springtime Beaded Ornaments by Mill Hill
Six cute new beaded kits are on the way to us! Each of the three flowers has it's own visitor friend... and everyone is cheerful and full of color.
Finishing approx 3 x 3, they are stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and Mill Hill glass seed beads. They'd also make cute plant pokes or fridge magnets.

All Hallow's Eve from Erica Michaels - click for more Abundant Table from Erica Michaels - click for more A Shepherd's Care II from Erica Michaels - click for more Christmas Blessings from Erica Michaels - click for more 3 Wise Women from Erica Michaels - click for more
So Many New Arrivals from Erica Michaels
  • All Hallow's Eve - This is so much fun! Stitch the crossword puzzle full of scary and spooky names - lots of fun Halloween motifs are scattered everywhere around it! Choose a darker mangy colored fabric - we have several colors and counts to choose from for this but on 32ct, it measures a mere 7 x 9-ish! (It looks bigger in the picture.) Then... there are those darling little pin drum and berry cushions... Linda has taken the motifs from the puzzle and re-arranged them - so same ingredients, different recipe!
  • Abundant Table - This is an adaptation of an English sampler stitched in 1764. An Armenian table grace prayer, Linda has re-charted this gorgeous piece adding Satin Stitches and 'over one' in the massive and elegant border. She chose Autumn/Harvest colors... but you will see the original colors from the antique inside the chart. Coded for silks or DMC, this needs to be hung in a place of honor in the kitchen or dining room. It measures 209 x 206 - so about 11-1/2 inches square on 36ct. Just GORGEOUS!
  • A Shepherd's Care II companions its first chart of pin cushions all inspired by Linda's antique Christy Barron Sampler. Pretty smalls to display near a larder stitched piece...
  • Christmas Blessings -- This is a combo pattern... the original published design is the small sampler in the lower left corner -- published in 2013 -- stitched on 40ct gauze. Linda has re-worked it for larger count linen - and presents another one on 32ct. You get both charts in the packet - and you can stitch either of them on any count you want - so you don't have to make any snap decisions right now!
  • 3 Wise Women - 'brought nappies, formula and casseroles... then stayed for babysitting, tea and laundry.' I just love this! It needs to hang anywhere babies appear! (Wouldn't it be neat in the Dr's waiting room?) Stitched in just one hand-dyed color, choose any fabric you like - this is a bitty thing, and will finish just 4-1/2 x 6 on 36ct!
You're a Peach, Valentine! from Luhu Stitches - click to see more
You're a Peach, Valentine!
from Luhu Stitches
Grab a cut of Winterberry Red 14ct perforated paper to stitch this darling paper Valentine from Luhu Stitches! Just 63 x 70, it finishes about 4-1/2 x 5.

Because it's on paper, just back it with more pretty scrapbook paper or some silly kids Valentines... add a magnet, and it's perfect for the frig door - or some place a magnet can cling. Presented as a chart and coded for DMC... you can get 8 of these out of one pack of the perf paper!


Catharine Croft from Scarlett House - click for more Catharine Croft House Pin Cushion from Scarlett House - click for more Gathering Together from Scarlett House - click for more Mary Ann Smith 1835 from Scarlett House - click for more
New Arrivals from The Scarlett House
  • Catharine Croft - Tanya presented this delightful set of smalls and the bigger sampler mat when she came for a weekend event in our She Shed last year! Catharine's sampler is finished as a flat hemmed doily/mat. It's full of alphabets done with specialty stitches, so it's fun to look at. Next is the berry pin cushion, and it's coordinating needle case, there is a bird mounted on a flat board for a scissor fob... but my FAVORITE part is the darling House Pin Cushion! I have a pic of my stitched piece - linen is even still wrinkled because it's not assembled yet! Delightful sheep on the little striped hills and pretty trees in the yard - and even a little dog! The 6-sided tray in the pic was something we did in class... so not something included in the pattern set.of charts. A fat quarter of fabric will do for all - 36ct Picture This Plus Faun is suggested.
  • Gathering Together - As friends! We did this too at our She Shed event! Hobby Lobby used to have cool little metal trays - and this fit into one of those. Keep your eyes out for stuff like that - wood, metal, paper mache - anything you can paint or distress to finish some stitching! This little 5 x 7 piece is full of Tanya's color palette of dark reds and greens with gunmetal grays. Stitched on Picture This Plus Wren, Weeks flosses, presented as a chart.
  • Mary Ann Smith 1835 - This is a very organized sampler! Again, Tanya's dark reds, mossy greens and this time lots of Taupe; I don't THINK there are special stitches in the alphabets and borers, but there sure could be if you wanted to add them. Saw Tooths, queens, Eyelets, Herringbones, Rice... just get busy! It measures 278 s 271 - so a generous 14 inches squarish on 40ct!
A Witch In Her Garden from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Joy & Good Cheer from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
A Pair of Seasonal Designs from With Thy Needle's Brenda Gervais - each is offered as its own chart.
  • A Witch In Her Garden - Here's a rather charming-looking witch gardening among her pumpkins and sunflowers. The design is approx 2-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 36ct Country Vintage Mocha Linen, but because Brenda finished this into a drum shape, it's now a petite pin cushion! She pleated her velveteen topping fabric a little, added some puffy, and found a great pumpkin stem to poke into the center - so now her drum looks like a pumpkin! Stitched with DMCs and a few hand-dyeds... perch it on a painted wooden candle pedestal base.
  • Joy & Good Cheer - A frosty little snowman seems to be growing out of the urn right there in the front yard! A cozy house, and deep red winter berries, the bird is probably chirping out those words of Joy and Good Cheer! You know, that little bird and his branch - all by themselves would be a cute ornament... and so would the snowman in the urn! The whole design measures 121 x 73 - just 4 x 6-1/2 on 36ct. DMCs and handyeds are called for.
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