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4 New charts Arriving from Plum Street Samplers' Paulette Stewart
Wedding at Mermaid Cove
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Oh a wedding on the beach... lots of attendants, a candle-lit church, a visiting whale in the sea, and billowy winds blowing the clouds and waves! Your hand-dyed fabric will be giving the sky its drama, so choose a pretty, happy colored piece... (don't want to start the bride and groom off with stormy skies!)
Susan and Pam always put a lot of cute little motifs in these scenes - this one is no different. Measures 282 x 160 - almost 18 x 12 on 32ct, it features lots of hand-dyed and DMC colors, as well as a little metallic and some glass beads.
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.
New Lovelies From La D Da!
Spring Scamper from Luminous Fiber Arts
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST! What a wild ride everyone is enjoying! *It's time for Spring Scamper, the annual race through the tulips to see who is the fastest! The bunny and chick are leaping into the lead, while their friends race to catch up in their carrot-mobile. A chick in a radish plane (that is the best part!) flies overhead towing the race banner while tossing carrots like confetti down on the competitors! What a charming scene!
Presented as a chart, this measures 111 x 266 - so it'll finish approx 7 x 16 on 32ct. Worked with hand-dyeds and lots of DMC, I just love it. You COULD do this on 18ct linen and use #5 Perle Cotton... like the Bent Creek globe kits or the Shepherd's Bush stockings... then finish it into a glorious big couch pillow... it'd measure 12 x 30! (take a ton of thread... but how fun anyway!)
Enjoy several other new designs when you click through!
My Necessity and Springtime Pin Drum from Heartstring Samplery
Beth Twist from Heartstring Samplery has a couple of new charts ready for release...
Jeannine McGowan of The Blue Flower has some pretty new designs:
A Time for all Seasons Series
from Cottage Garden Samplings
We didn't know there was going to be a set of 12 of these. #1 January's It's Snow Time and #2 February's Love is in the Air are both here! Same stitch count size - 100 x 130 - both are stitched on a medium-ish hand-dyed fabric color - something to highlight the white colors in each.
We have no idea if they'll all be on this same background or not... so maybe just collect patterns till we know? Or just stitch only the ones you like and forget the rest? Charming so far, each is presented in a chart and coded for mostly DMC with a few hand-dyeds tossed in for fun.
Several New Arrivals from Kathy Barrick
from Hello From Liz Matthews
Christmas is Coming EARLY in 2021! Prairie Schooler's 2021 Annual Santa
Presenting Prairie Schooler's 2021 Annual Santa... he normally comes out the weekend of July 4th... but HERE HE IS!
Same card format, same traditional colors... add him to your collection now, so you don't miss him this year!
Sea Life by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
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.
Fun New Releases from Ink Circles
Look What's coming From Satsuma Street! Oology! from Satsuma Street
This delightful set of 4 eggs is the perfect project for the start of Spring... and better yet, they are all presented in ONE leaflet!
Each 3 x 4 egg is stitched on 28ct linen - but Satsuma loves perforated paper as well, and these would be awesome as paper eggs too!
Coded for DMC, get out some beads and metallics if you feel like it... these gorgeous pastel eggs will be so much fun to stitch!
Lots of Lovlies Coming from Teresa Kogut!!!
from Samplers Not Forgotten
Samplers Not Forgotten is releasing 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!
Super-Cute New Arrivals from PuntiniPuntini
Due in the Shop the second week of March 2021. Paola has been busy making teeny clay pins and buttons to either poke or embellish your pin cushions and projects. She has new button collections, new pin assortments and continues her monthly set of *Thinking!*
We have everything pictured and organized on her pages... we just chose a few things to highlight here, as there wasn't room to show it all here. Not everything goes with a specific pattern - you get to be creative with all her darling pins and find the perfect cushion-homes for all of them!
Sea Box from Rovaris
Oh Look what is coming our way - Livia's Limited Edition Sea Tray!
*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 will be getting 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 the wooden needlework implements and the scissors SHOWN in the pic! You get all of that!
Livia is including the striped finishing fabric you see, and a bunch of cute seaside charms that are dangling there off the cushion. Super-cute... we aren't sure what the wooden tools are - I think a stitch remover and stilletto - but that'll be a surprise! UPDATE: I've just heard the two wood tools supplied are one seam ripper and one frogger.
LIMITED EDITION, we are taking RESERVATIONS for Mid-March delivery!
Thistles has fun new designs coming our way in early March!
Liezbeth is from the Netherlands...and when we took our Silver Needle/Jeannette Douglas Tulip Time River Cruise to Holland two years ago... she met our group of 90 stitchers for a day with a huge trunk show of her things. It was delightful... and a neat memory.
New Arrivals coming from Brenda Gervais
Gingerbread Valley: Parts One and Two - Due in the Shop March 10th, 2021 from Blackberry Lane Designs
Marie Driskill has been busy designing gingerbread house ornaments! You see three pics here... Part One is both the front and back of the same house! Part Two is her second house-in-progress - and you are seeing only the front of it so far.
So... Part One is stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus. It measures approx 4 x 4, and is FULL of charming design detail! The chimney is a cupcake... and can you see the elf climbing on the roof? On the front side, you can see him just to the right of the cupcake - I think he's sneaking a snack. The front is decorated with a clay wreath on the door, tiny gingerbread cookies, and snowy evergreen tree buttons - all are made by Just Another Button Company and Puntini. Now, look at the back of the house... there's the little guy on the roof again! There are more buttons here... Puntini packages and JABCO peppermints! Both the front and back of the house are in this chart, and the buttons will do both sides.
Part Two's house (not real creative names for our cottages I am afraid!) is an A-Frame gingerbread house. Marie is still working on the backside of that house... so it's still a surprise. BOTH front and back of this house will also be in this chart! Buttons are available separately... and we have them. (Not enough info about Part Two selection yet.)
New Coming From Jeannette Douglas - Due in the Shop early March!
Jeannette continues her Blooming Bouguets, but has a few other new designs too! Two trays, and a new series... Here we go... taking RESERVATIONS NOW!
Newest Arrivals coming early March! from Hands On Design
The French Kitchen from Hands On Design and Summer House Stitche Workes
Enjoy this neat set of designs that celebrates the bounty of the French Kitchen with the fruits and flowers of the seasons. A collaboration between Hands On Design and Summer House Stitche Workes, Cathy designed Strawberries & Mint and Apples & Sage. Beth designed Pear & Rosemary and Blueberry & Thyme. (Don't know who designed the little bucket!) Each tall sampler measures 53 x 135 - finishing approx 3 x 8 - stitched on 32ct linen. When your 4 are finished... either display them or store one or all of the 'out-of-season' panels in the cute little stitched 'bucket!' It's also perfect for storing recipe cards or chocolate!
You'll see charms dangling from the bucket - those are available for a limited time, as well as the wooden 'paddle' you see the samplers displayed on. Thread Set for entire series uses 26 skeins of Weeks hand-dyed flosses: Blackboard (4), Bluecoat Red, Capri, Carolina Cecil (2), Emerald, Glacial Melt, Grits, Kudzu, Lichen, (2), Loden, Mocha, Moss, Navy, Oilcloth (2), Red Pear, Roasted Figs, Scuppermong, Snowflake, Verdigris and Whitewash. Love it, love it!
Fragments in Time for 2021: Tales From The Sea
from Summer House Stitche Workes
The next two Fragments for 2021 will arrive the second week of March!
#3 Features The Kracken - the monster of the sea - who put terror into the staunchest heart - he is lurking somewhere in the ocean depths!
#4 features the waiting wives' house... this is an 8-part set of small card designs - you can stitch them all together (see that on our auto-ship page) or you can make individual pin cushions.
A charming set... Beth Ann has done Fragments for several years... we have several past years' still available!
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!
Please Grow and Spring is Springing from Val's Stuff
Two new arrivals by Val's stuff... they hint at Spring, but after this last February weather... who knows?
Easter Eggs Are On The Way... Our Febuary 2021 Secret Needle Night Kit
THANKS! This month's design has sold out. Click through to learn more about our monthly SNN designs.
Getting ready for Easter baskets seems a decade away right now... but what a treat to stitch with these fun, pastel colors! Our February Secret Needle Night design is coming... and if you've done our Club for several years... these are eggs #7, 8 and 9 in your collection!
18Ct Linen, three little pin-cushion-sized eggs to finish as flats to tuck into your basket, they measure just 2-1/2 x 3. Kit includes the fabric, charts, and all the needed threads and beads. Super-quick to stitch!
Teresa Kogut has New Punch Needle and Cross Stitch Designs
New Arrivals from JBW Designs
Growing Green by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
The folks at Mill Hill have released 4 new herb-inspired designs with the artwork of Debbie Mumm featured! Chives, Oregano, Basil and Rosemary - each is presented as a full kit stitched on 16ct Aida with DMC flosses and garnished with a sprinkling of glass seed beads.
Basil and Oregano are stitched on a dark brown, Rosemary and Chives are on a much lighter beige. All 4 coordinate in color - limes, soft browns, oranges and creams - and each finishes 4-1/2 inches square. Pretty for a kitchen!
Presenting Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda Gervais has just announced her newest leaflet release - Jelly Bean Jubilee! Seven cheerful bunny and bean designs - full of bright, happy colors!
Stitch them all on a fat-quarter cut of your favorite fabric... round up some cute ribbons and trims... and you'll be ready for Easter!
Presenting the Music in America Series from Ronnie Rowe
Wow... these are definitely for the serious music lover - and a serious stitcher! Ronnie Rowe is a really fun guy. I'd heard about his stuff for years... I didn't know he was a 'real person' until he showed up at market for the first time a couple of years ago! The man is eternally cheerful and assured me he was, indeed, alive! Completely talented - he sketches out all this stuff and then stitches it and charts it! Absolutely unbelievable in detail and vision, his designs will remain classics. His covers really don't do justice to the stitched pieces.
New this year are these 5 tributes to music. Each is presented as a chart and coded for just plain 'ol DMC floss. His style is to mimic pen and ink - these are so exciting, so realistic. They'd be lovely in a music room, recording studio, office, school... anywhere someone can appreciate them. They are generous in size - all around 12 x 17 (180 x 270 or 300 in stitch count) - so visually commanding!
Stitching With The Housewives has sent their new designs!
from Silver Creek Samplers
Your greatness is not in what you have but what you give. LOOK at this, the bunny is bringing his snowman friend his most precious gift - a fresh carrot nose! Or, maybe the snowman shared one of his un-used noses with the bunny?
What a fun winter-y seasonal piece. Diane added a couple of snowflake buttons from her stash - but charted them as well - in case you are 'flakeless.' The Mill Hill white metal snowflake treasures are perfect for this - you get 2 each of two different 1/2-inch white enameled metal flakes for $3.50. Give Greatly measures approx 6 x 7 on 32ct, and is coded for DMC floss.
Sunday Stitches - Amazing Grace, Next Door & Be Mine Biscornu from Heartstring Samplery
Heartstring Samplery has new releases that are fun. One begins a new monthly series!
First Frost, With This Needle, & Hop on Inn from Hands On Design
Little Deeds Sampler, Ceesie Sampler & No Place Like Home from The Scarlett House
Tanya Brockmeyer has three new things coming anyday... all charts... I love her color palette. Not many details yet - more when the charts arrive (this week?)
Presenting Just Nan's Winter Mouse Scissor Roll - featuring Freezia Mouse!
Nan's Winter Roll is due in the shop January 25th, 2021. The 4th in her seasonal set of these charming scissor cases... each has been the same size - perfect to store a 3-1/2 or 4-inch pair of embroidery scissors. They each feature one of Nan's signature mice perched atop as well! She writes: each of the mouse garden scenes on the outside features a mouse and a moment in a winter garden. Look for a cardinal at a feeder with icicles overhead, a mouse in an evergreen tree behind a wooly sheep (but he's not wearing his boots!), a very happy snowman welcoming snowflakes and a mouse peeking out of a green wreath on the blue front door. Snowflakes separate the scenes - which are grounded with snowy patterns of blue and white. The scenes are embellished with icy blue beads... and a single pearl marks the roll closure.
Next, three little helper mice push their way through the snow to a little warm house - which is the padded pocket for the scissors! Find a 4th mouse inspecting a pincushion and spools of thread in the sewing room window! The verse inside, It's cold outside, scissors stay inside! I don't know how Nan gets all that detail on her things, but all that is happening in this charming piece. You stitch this as one long piece on 32ct natural Belfast Linen with DMC floss. You form the scissor pocket with the overdyed wool included in the design, sew on a snap - and you're finished. The four mouse scenes will show on the outside of the roll... and the path to the little warm cottage will be rolled up inside. Then, top it all with Freezia! She's on 32ct white, is wearing a dress of beaded snowflakes, and a matching set of mittens and scarf. Chart includes the 8-page stitch guide, overdyed Snow Creme wool, wired string tail, signature mouse button base, mini pom pom, beads, pearl, snap and snowflake sequins.
Mill Hill's Spring 2021 Bead Kits!
OK... no time for Winter-Blues... Mill Hill always releases before the seasons so we have time to get all this finished to display! All are presented as complete kits - 14ct perforated paper - they use lots of different colors of that, DMC flosses, Mill Hill Beads and the necessary needles. The Larger Buttons & Beads line finishes 5 x 5-ish, while the smaller Spring Bouquet kits are the ornament size - 3 x 3-ish.
Can't wait to get them stitched - I bet the fish and the citrus pieces glisten with awesome bright colors. And.. we love that little pink elephant! All are ready to ship and really fun to stitch. We even have small beading needle threaders that fit those tiny beading needles in the kits.
2021 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is releasing this year's Collector heart kit - and it's real cute!
The complete kit contains 32ct Faun hand-dyed linen from Picture This Plus, along with a smaller cut of 32ct Vintage Country Mocha for the bonus design included. The included hand-dyed flosses by Classic Colorworks will do both designs - there are 11 different shades on these. Look for the Good!
Cecelia is retiring all the rest of her previous Collector Heart kits. She's designed them for years, but fabrics come and go, and continually kitting over the years gets complicated! So.... 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 are in VERY LIMITED supply right now. We're OK with 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the time being. Any year not listed here is already sold out and retired. Clicking the link above will take you to a grouping of all of the Collector's Hearts.
To All a Good Night|
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri have a darling new pin cushion out... and now we have lots of time before next Christmas to get it stitched to enjoy! Stitched on 32ct Natural Linen, the cushion finishes 5 x 5. Santa - complete with billowing striped hat - is flying across the sky. There are reindeer and sheep on here... an ornament and candy cane garland, even little snowman wearing a striped sweater!
Very cute, the complete kit comes with the linen, hand-dyed flosses, a few button and bead embellishments, as well as bright green fabric for your backing treatment and the most gorgeous shade of pretty red hand-dyed chenille from Lady Dot Creates. It'll be fun to have and stitch!
A Christmas Rose
from Blackbird Designs
#4 In their Christmas Series of samplers, it is stitched on Picture This Plus's 36ct Wren and uses Weeks threads of Dirt Road, Havana, Oscar, Parchment, Pelican Gray, Red Rocks, Sandcastle, and Tarragon.
It finishes a petite 6 x 8-ish... perfect to perch on a table or bookshelf. (I THINK the other three in this series have been Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Bringing Good Cheer.)
Honey Hill Hamlet
from Artful Offerings
Here's a very organized piece... stitched on Picture This Plus's Doubloon Linen with DMC or Gentle Art's hand-dyed flosses. You'll need Baby Spinach, Ruby Slipper, Carriage Black, Chamomile, Wood Trail, Gold Leaf, Pecan Pie and Chalk.
On 40ct, it is still quite large finishing about 7-1/2 x 10-1/2. The bees in the octagonals would make nice scissor fobs. Very patterned, very neat and tidy... pretty colors!
Aprile Dolce Dormire
from Madame Chantilly
I don't know what that title means, but it doesn't matter - I can tell this is a charming design! The mom and dad rabbits are working in the garden, but the little helper is fast asleep on the huge carrot they've gathered already!
Mom has on a striped apron, Dad is wearing black garden boots, and baby has polka dot shorts on! That smaller design is about 4 x 6, the larger one is about 6 x 11. Coded for DMC.
Martha's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush
This Year's Stocking is on the way!
Same format as the other 27 in the set... she's darling, and will make someone special VERY happy when Santa fills her stocking!
Summer Snapperland from Bent Creek|
The last in the Summer Snapperland set is back! The first design is darling... it's a tiny beach house, complete with a whale weathervane and little red crab on the sandy beach!
Offered as the small individual card, there are snap embellishments included for the each design. As with Spring and Winter Snapperland, Bent Creek has designed a really neat border chart, so that you can stitch all four designs in this mini-set as one bigger design. That border design reads, 'Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.' Along with the sunshine and shells, there are seahorses in the border design as well, and the special embellishment package contains more snaps, clay sand dollars and a sea scallop.
Stitched on 32ct Rue Green Belfast Linen... each design finishes approx 3 x 3. Stitched together with the freebie border, the entire piece finishes approx 5 x 15. SOOO cute!
One of 4 different seasons, we offer all the charts, border design and embellishments gathered together for you!
Cross Stitch and Punch Needle from Teresa Kogut
We Love Teresa Kogut! We are hosting her at our annual Summer Stitch Event this July.
Click the pics to take you to her page of glorious designs - both Cross Stitch and Punch Needle!
Let Freedom Ring from Lila's Studio
This is a beautiful piece that will finish an impressive 15 x 19 on 32ct. Released in 2017... we've had it, but I didn't pay attention to it until recently. Just lovely, Independence Hall is so pretty with the trees in the background. All the windows, the arches, the hand-dyed threads making the bricks look real... the billowing flag and cracked Liberty Bell... this piece makes quite a statement!
25 Shades of DMC along with 6 hand-dyeds... the building is Classic Colorworks Calico Kitty, and the trees are Endive, both of which require 4 skeins of thread. Lila has done an excellent job with the chart - it's huge, full of contrast and has symbols next to each other that are EASY to tell apart. Just whip this right up - it'd look great in the Family room or an office!
A Perrenial Favorite of Ours... And a Forest Grew from Rosewood Manor
Ok... pull out your DMC floss... this awesome piece uses no less than 100 of them!!! Every green you can imagine... lots of chestnuts, butterscotch, and terra cotta earth tones, this sampler is delightful to look at! Karen, the designer, says she was researching trees for samplers, and found so many different ones... that 'A Forest Grew!' Filled with so many charming details of tiny forest wildlife, and delicate, lacy trees, you just keep looking at this and finding something new all the time.
Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast Linen, this finishes an impressive 26 x 12-1/2. There are several ideas and smaller charts included to help you pull out little bits here and there, to add to a needle case somewhere, or create some bands for another sampler. So different, such pretty balance with the sizes, colors and detail! Offered as a leaflet.
Need floss? Check your stash first! Need Linen? On 32ct... you'll need 19 x 32. On 28ct ... you'll need 20 x 36. We can provide you those cuts, or 'Fat Half Yards' which measure 27 x 36... giving you enough extra linen for a couple of ornaments, pin cushions or needlecases -- in a matching fabric dye lot. Study the pattern and then decide!
Geppetto's from Little House Needleworks
*In the land of toys, every day except Sunday is Saturday.* Here is where Pinocchio came from! Little House Needleworks has released this fun piece that finishes approx 12-1/2 x 14-1/2 on 30ct, or 10 x 12 on 36.
Stitched with Classic Colorworks or DMC floss, what a cute Wintery decoration. The verse comes from the original story book, we just love it all! You'll need multiple skeins (20 total) of the hand-dyed flosses, so get it all at once so dye lots match.
Portuguese Bird Sampler
from Barbara Ana
Love, Love the colors in this! *Tell me ye knowing and discerning few, where I may find a friend both firm and true. Who dares stand by me when in deep distress and then his love and friendship most express.*
Quite large, the stitch count on this is 275 x 335 -- so it finishes almost 14 x 16 on 40ct, and would be 17 x 21 on 32. I guess you could leave off a band or two, but everything is so pretty on here, I don't know what you'd want to leave off!!! Fun to add Satins on the border acorns... you could always do Rice Stitches for the lettering. Charted for regular stitches with 22 shades of regular DMC floss, on white.
The 2020 Santas and Snowmen from Jim Shore
Wow! You cleaned us out already! These are already re-ordered and anticipated re-arrival is dec 10.
What a delightful collection of paper ornaments these are! Designed by Jim Shore, each is presented as a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper with all the necessary DMC flosses and a few Mill Hill glass beads tossed in for sparkle. They finish about 3-1/2 to 4 inches high.
Really no finishing required... we put sticky felt on the backs of ours... then cut them out with cheap scissors (cause the felt is a sticky mess on the blades), and that's it. You could attach a little paper easel on the backs to make them stand-up if you like. Quite a collection of these Santas, snowmen, angels and penquins so far from Jim Shore by Mill Hill!
Winds of Autumn
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma are printing a new book containing 12 projects. 4 Are retired, and 8 are new. The retired - and now in this book are: Spell of the Moon, Bittersweet September, Patchwork Pumpkin and Waiting for the Harvest.
The rest of the 30-ish pages are full of gorgeous photos and pretty samplers and cushions - you can see a few of the new on the cover pic! That's all the info we get until our books arrive right after Thanksgiving! Reserve yours now, to get it right away!
This is a set of 4 leaflets - featuring the months, all very small (40 X 40 stitch count) and cute. The set is now complete.
Cecelia is part of The Trilogy... and WOW... now I see who designed so many of the 'Secret Gardens' they did years ago! These are real colorful and cheerful... and will make an awesome set of stitched blocks! She is also offering a freebie border chart for this (513 x 55) in case you want to do them all in one lonnnnngggg row (which could be 32 x 3!). Individuals will take 1/2 a yard to complete... long skinny row will need a long 1/4 yard cut.
One Nation Under God - Liberty
from Twin Peak Primitives
This is quite the piece by Twin Peaks (all the way from The Netherlands!) Stitched on 36ct (329 x 310), it'll finish approx 18 x 18 - you won't lose THIS on the wall! The pattern refers to Rustico Aida, but also Picture This Plus's Wren color... so those should give you an idea of fabric choices.
It is coded for DMC or Weeks hand-dyed flosses - 18 different shades. It's really very pretty, and I especially like the big floral pots up by the words. (Do one of those if you haven't got time to stitch this whole thing!) And we love those billowing flags too!
Cute Variety by Susanamm Cross Stitch!
All of her designs are funky... and generally heavy on the stitch count. They are big, lots of solid worked areas, and they'll use tons of your DMC! Sometimes the charts are intense because they are so much solid stitching... but a lot of needleworkers really like that!
Two Skinny Dogs: Martha Moulder 1859
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Teresa has a new sampler... it DOES have skinny dogs in it... and kind of a skinny house too! Stitch it on coffee or tea-stained, it uses Weeks and DMC flosses in it's 263 x 197 stitch count.
The central evergreens are so regular and pretty, the birds on either side are striped real funny - I'm sure Teresa has a story behind those! Juniper, Molasses, Sanguine, Pea Coat, Light Khaki, #3045, Tarragon and Pebble!
The 2020 Holiday Snowflakes from Mill Hill
Here are 6 new small snowflakes to stitch for your Christmas Tree! Worked on silver and gold perforated paper, the colors this year are all that silver, gold, and opalescent with touches of icy aqua tossed in.
They're using bugle, seed and petite beads in these for a little variety in the design. Complete kits contain the chart, paper, threads and beads.
New Advice for 2020 from Sticks and Mill Hill!
'Be the person your dog thinks you are.' 'Leave only footprints.' 'Happy Halloween' and 'Wish on a star.' Mill Hill has 4 new designs by the artist Sticks that have been converted to cross stitch.
Presented as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary DMC floss and a few Mill Hill glass beads for a little sparkle, these finish a generous 7 inches square. They do have kind of a lot of stitching on them, but WOW - the color impact is fantastic! Great artwork, cheerful designs and colors... we have 20+ designs in this collection so far, and several stitched shop models too!
MAGnificent Floor and Table LED Magnifying Lamp
This is a pretty nice lamp! It is designed to work as either a floor lamp (with two different height options), or a table style. It can go from 20 inches high to 50. The daylight-balanced LED lights provide accurate color matching - a must for needlework.
The semi-rimless magnifier lens measures almost 6-inches in diameter! Flexible gooseneck arm can reach out to 23 inches. The only cord plugs into the base. There is no cord reaching through the stick of this! Weighs about 6 pounds, white. Very Nice!
How's Your Stitching Lamp These Days?
Been burning the midnight bulbs... but need a little more UUMPH?
The Mighty Bright Rechargeable Floor Lamp
We have a new magnifying lamp... rechargeable... LED... three light levels... totally adjustable head... covered gooseneck arm! It features 2X magnification with a 5X spot lens inside the main lens. Very sleek design, the whole thing weighs 14 lbs... the cord goes up through the stick, so there is no exposed cord if you don't want one! The battery will run the lamp on high for 2-ish hours and up to 7 hours on the low setting. There is also a AC power adapter included so you CAN plug it in.
The lights adjust from warm white (closer to incandescent) to bright white (daylight balanced). It's a nice lamp. Bulbs are covered, nothing funny sticking out anywhere - very clean and sleek. We'd ordered them before everything shut down in February - sold them, and couldn't get more right away... but they are here now, and we are thrilled! Might be time for a new light in your stitching area!!!
Project Quarantine: Stay Home & Stitch! from With Thy Needle & thread
What a fun project to tantalize your stitching fingers and keep your heart happy... Let's Stay Home and Stitch! Stitched on anything you like, the area inside the little hoop is worked over one thread - so keep that in mind when choosing fabric, the satin stitches on the spools of thread will be ok no matter what you use. It finishes approx 3 x 7-1/2 on 36ct.
Brenda sent a really lovely letter with the shipment... she is donating $1.00 for each of these patterns sold to Center for Disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund. The donations to this fund will support non-profit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those working with the most vulnerable populations. Areas of emphasis include helping health-care workers with purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other protective equipment, supporting quarantined and vulnerable individuals, and hygiene promotion campaigns to limit the spread of the virus.
|Presenting our 2021 Annual Summer Stitching Event!
We Welcome Teresa Kogut and The Blue Flower
July 15, 16 and 17th, 2021
This is our big, luscious affair we hold every year! 2-1/2 days of classes by our guest designers and two additional days of stitching lounges. Both Teresa Kogut and Blue Flowers' Jeannine McGowan will present lovely class-exclusive projects to us; you will get all the projects from both ladies - both days - during the weekend.
Thursday evening we celebrate beginning with Happy Hour, then dinner, with a fun, low-key evening presentation and project by both Teresa and Jeannine. Friday and Saturday are the class days - 9 to 4 - lunches included.
Our event seems to start earlier and earlier every year... we now have a wonderful stitching room attached to the shop... so if you come a day or two early, (like Monday or Tuesday!) we have stitching space for you! The official Stitching Event space opens Wednesday noon.
Magic By Mona offers two half-day classes - focused on finishing techniques. $55 each, or both for $100. You'll have stitching homework before-hand... but Mona suggests various materials you already have in your stash, so hopefully you need to buy nothing else! The designs' charts as well as the 'ingredients needed' lists for the projects will be sent around March 10th. Her class goal is to help you navigate different finishing treatments, so that you gain confidence to finish your own projects (she always adds: 'in the privacy of your own home! :)'
- Wednesday afternoon's class features a cute elf project involving wood, a layered hanger assembly technique, and a little hoop-dressing project. She did a 3-D snow-globe ornament treatment last year that is being re-presented as a requested treat!
- Thursday's class will feature a 3-piece sewing set including a little drum, thread ring and of course a coordinating and totally charming needlebook... all contained in a little storage tray.
Registration is open now. Call 888-543-7004. For lots more information on this fabulous weekend, download our full information pdf here.