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Woodland Sampler from Marjorie Massey - click for more Fill 'er Up! from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more! Halloween Cake Pops from Madame Chantilly Joy Be Thine Sampler from Jeannette Douglas The Night Before Christmas Part 2 from Tiny Modernist - click to see more

Enjoy our Market Preview Page!
Just a smattering, just Sneak Peeks of some of the things I will be bringing home from Market on Monday, March 4th. If you want it... and you do or don't see it here... CALL US!
I'll add postings each day till the show... some designers offer great details, others -- not so much. See what you think!

Note! All the MARKET RESERVATIONS are going into a very happy binder, and when we come home from the show, we'll organize everything and try to combine your multiple orders together!

One Stitch at a Time from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Mary Collier 1814 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Anna Marie's Pocket from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
Three New Spring 2024 Releases from La D Da's Lori Markovic
  • One Stitch at a Time - Stitched on Wheat by Fibre on a Whim. This uses Weeks Teal Frost, Gunmetal, Williamsburg, Cinnamon Toast, Graphite, Olive, Caper, Cinnabar, Pamlico and DMC floss #5. Stitch count is 191 x 119 so it'll finish about 10-1/2 x 7-1/2 on 36ct. Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time. Just charming! Presented as a chart.
  • Mary Collier 1814 - Work this on Weeks Mocha or any honey-ish colored hand-dyed you like! Lori used Weeks Seagull, Terrapin, Dirt Road and Baked Apple, along with Gentle Art's Parchment, and Classic's Zach Black and Black Coffee... then tossed in 9 shades of DMC too! 222 x 268. It will finish 12 x 15 on 36ct.
  • Anna Marie's Pocket - This is a charming sewing pocket. We know this because it was her class project here in our She Shed a couple of years ago. Pretty soft gunmetals and soft denims, the model is worked on Fox and Rabbit's Hog Bristle linen. Measuring 108 x 225... Lori has assembly instructions inside the chart.

Return of the Whales from Chessie & Me Where We Love from Chessie & Me Quaker Star Needfuls from Chessie & Me
A Few New Chessie Releases Coming Home From Market this week!
  • Return of the Whales - Oh we love this... it had been one of our Circle of Friends designs... and now Linda has released it in chart format! Measuring 55 x 125, it uses Weeks flosses of Deep Sea, Dolphin, Grasshoper, Juniper, Kohl, Pelican Gray, Red Rocks, Schneckley and White Lightening. We've gotten calls for this design for YEARS, and here it is!
  • Where We Love - A pretty sampler stitched in Silks on 32ct. Stitch count is 139 x 216... so it'll finish approx 8-1/2 x 13-1/2. A few of Linda's fun specialty stitches scattered throughout this... and the traditional verse. Where we love is home - Home that our feet may leave but not our hearts. I like the plain repeating border all around too. Would make an AWESOME new home gift, or wedding gift!
  • Quaker Star Needfuls - This is a fun little sewing case and matching fobs design that Linda has put into one of Jeannette Douglas's little wooden trays! You have to do this on 36ct (whatever color you like - but 36) to fit all the little compartments - it's coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses! Presented as a chart, tray is optional and separate.

Puddle Ducks - Our February 2024 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more

Puddle Ducks - Our February 2024 Secret Needle Night Kit
April Showers Bring May Flowers... and Baby Ducks too!
Mama duck - stitched in Very Velvet found a huge tulip to shelter her teeny babies. Everyone is wearing with their rain boots on the hunt for a good puddle!
Very Velvets, Fuzzy Stuff and a little Fyre Werks metallic, and you're finished!

Our complete kit contains the chart, needle, fabric and threads. Mona's finishing treatment for this month's Secret Needle Night design is a painted frame (she does that for you!), so her optional kit contains that frame, needlework mounting boards, fluff lining, ribbons and trims, with complete instructions.
The Spring 2024 Issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more
OHHH! The Preview Cover of the Spring 2024 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine has been released.
If you try to judge the magazine by the cover, I think it's looks like a beautiful edition. From the past 10 years of other issues, we know it's going to be really good, because there are 20 more projects still to see on the inside!

Always over-the-top gorgeous pictures, full sized pattern templates, and a great spread about a specific finishing technique, it's wonderful to page through. Just dream to making everything in it!
Snowy Owl by Bent Creek -- click to see more The 2024 Annual Snowglobe Zipper Kit - Snowy Owl
from Bent Creek
Here's a little guy with a feathery coat that looks warrrrrmmmmm. Just taking a rest between the falling snowflakes, he's joining his 30+ OTHER annual snowglobes!

Complete kit contains the 20ct linen, chart, needles, snowbeads and #5 Pearl Cottons. As with the rest, he finishes about 5 x 5 and will stitch up in a jiff - like 5 hours. Best made into little block stand-ups so they can be set just about anywhere!
Needleworker's Spot Motif Sampler from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Needleworker's Spot Motif Sampler
from By the Bay Needleart
New from By the Bay, this is a fun little piece for your stitching/sewing room. You get both the sewing machine cushion pattern and the main motif sampler which has a tiny dress form in it, pin cushions, scissors, buttons and needles... all in a colorful medley.

Coded for DMC it finishes just 4 x 6 on 28ct Star Sapphire Linen. The machine cushion is only 2 x 3! I know you cannot tell from the cover pic, but Star Sapphire is a gorgeous minty/aqua pastel color. Donna has some corner meadallion stitching on here that is done with white - I think to remind you of lace - but you cannot tell that from the cover pic.

Love Bird from Jan Hicks Creates - click for more Tranquility from Jan Hicks Creates - click for more Birds of Color from Jan Hicks Creates
This is a pair of lovely bird designs that focus on colors and their meanings. Both are presented as charts with a gorgeous picture on the cover!
  • Tranquility celebrates aqua and turquoise. Their spiritual meaning is wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune and loyalty. A person who loves turquoise is a person that is calm, creative, emotionally balanced and spiritually grounded. Stitch this on any light blue or green or yellow... whatever you like best. The design is coded for DMC or a medley of hand-dyeds and finishes about 5 x 6 on 32ct.
  • Love Bird celebrates red with, of course, a cardinal! As with other colors, red represents several different meanings including anger, danger, passion, power and love. Jan has chosen to focus on Love for her design with her paired couple and his coat of hearts. She likes a dark neutral background - like Natural - so the 'snow flakes' will show - as well as the female bird. Finishes about 5 x 5 on 32ct, coded for DMC and/or various hand-dyeds.

Forget-Me-Not Pinkeep from Scattered Seed Samplers - click for more Forget-Me-Not Pinkeep
from Scattered Seed Samplers
A sweet new arrival from Scattered Seed Samplers this is done on 36ct Country Vintage Mocha linen in regular DMC!

Measuring just 4-1/2 x 6, you could easily adorn it with some Lady Dot chenille trim - something matching just about any of the colors in here would work great! It uses 611, 930, 3012, 3046, 3782, and 3866. That's it... and how pretty!
Love Penguin from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for moreBe Mine? from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Happy Valentine's Day from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Christmas Father Arrives from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more
Fun Winter and Valentine's Designs from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
Gosh, we love, love how cute these designs are... but get totally overwhelmed when we look at the charts! Gorgeous to look at, there is a ton of shading on these, and even though the charts are huge and beautifully colored, they are intense. We tease in the shop about cutting out the cover images on these leaflets and framing them! If you can do these - GO FOR IT! And love every stitch! Each is presented in full color huge chart format!
  • Love Penguin - He measures just 80 x 67 - so only 5-3/4 x 5 on 14/28ct... and he's coded for only 28 shades of DMC.. but there are 6 blended needle combinations too!
  • Be Mine? - This charming couple measures 100 x 100 - so 6-1/2 inches square on 28ct. It calls for 30 shades of DMC, and you'll have 15 blended needles!
  • Happy Valentine's Day - Isn't this the sweetest? He's just 80 x 80 and he calls for 30 DMCs and sports just 7 blended needle colors!
  • Christmas Father Arrives - What a classic and gorgeous Christmas decoration to stitch! So cheerful, so warm-and-fuzzy feeling... Santa is just 90 x 100. He calls for 28 DMC, and he has 7 blended needle colors.

Frieda the Fox from Anabella's - click to see more Maggie the Mouse from Anabella's - click to see more Ollie the Owl from Anabella's - click to see moreRoscoe the Raccoon from Anabella's - click to see more Skylar the Squirrel from Anabella's - click to see more
Pillow Pals Valentines from Anabella's Needleart are Here!
This is a set of 5 designs that are just small and sweet. Presented in single charts, they all measure just 64 x 64 in stitch count and are all done on a white background with DMC. Pretty basic, but sometimes that's great!

Think about doing them over one on 28 Lugana - little 2-inch fobs? What about a four-sided Valentine Cube for next year? Remember to stick your favorite on the TOP of the cube! What about using Gentle Art's Simply Wool for the animals or their clothes?

Moments of Glad Grace from Blackbird... No photo yet! - click for more The Love More Strong from Blackbird... No photo yet! - click for more Prairie Schooler 2024 Santa... No photo yet! - click for more Log Cabin Christmas from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Late Breaking Market Specials! All we have are these teasers at this point!
  • Moments of Glad Grace - By Blackbird, this book contains 4 projects.
  • The Love More Strong - Booklet of three projects.
  • Prairie Schooler 2024 Santa - They aren't releasing the picture yet! But we're taking reservations!
  • Log Cabin Christmas - A new series by Little House Needleworks is releasing!
New 2024 flosses from Classic Colorworks
2024 New Classic Colorworks Floss Colors!
Welcome: Weathervane, Misty Mauve and London Fog to the Classic line of hand-dyed flosses. We have them offered individually through our little clicky boxes in the Classic Colorworks Thread listing. However, Diane has bundled all three together skeins together with a freebie chart - as a promotion for the new set. You see 4 baskets in the pic.. one is stitched with all three new colors, the other three are stitched with just one of the new shades.

Under the Mistletoe  - click to see more Main Street from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more Witch's Parking from Finally a Farmgirl  - click to see more
Under The Mistletoe, Main Street, and Witch's Parking from Finally a Farmgirl
Finally A Farmgirl has some pretty cute releases for all year long!
  • Under the Mistletoe - Oh, here's Mr and Mrs Claus celebrating another successful Christmas under the Mistletoe! Measuring only 48 x 70, and stitched with DMC on 32 Nocturne (or any lovely evening-dark color), they finish 3 x 4. What I think is awesome about this design is that it could be a WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY momento! You could stitch it for Mom and Dad as a Christmas gift and personalize it on the backside. Rainbow Gallery's White Wisper would be awesome in the fur or even the little mouse in Santa's hat! Just love the possibilities with this design!
  • Main Street - Lots of little town and village street scenes these days... and here's another really good one! Stitch count of 306 x 106 - it'll finish a whopping 19 x 7 on 32ct. Long enough to make a drum shape finish. A summer/patriotic theme, it's crisp, colorful, and every shop looks welcoming!
  • Witch's Parking - How about displaying this on your kitchen eating island at Halloween time - and listen to the comments! This little toad is enforcing the parking situation. Measuring 103 x 109, it'll finish about 7 inches on 32ct, and is done with a medley of DMC and varied hand-dyeds. Just for fun!

Home Needle Case from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more All Manner of Thing from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Stitching Calms the Soul Bag from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more
Shepherd's Bush's Market Release Sneak Peeks!
Tina and Teri have been designing and kitting away - here are the Spring 2024 Designs...
  • Home Needle Case - Something to celebrate Home and Happiness. Just like T & T's patriotic and Halloween cases this size, your stitching covers the front and back while the inside sports glorious lining fabric and a flannel area for needles. Closed, this measures about 4 x 4. The complete kit provides the linen, flosses, trims, luscious lining fabric and needle felts, an all of Shepherd's Bush's personal love and charm!
  • All Manner of Thing - A larger design - presented in full kit format - 'All manner of thing shall be well.' I don't have much information at this point, but probably finishes about 8 x 10... I bet there's silk in here... I bet there are a few precious small buttons and trinkets on here... the sheep are really cute, and the whole scene just LOOKS like all Manner of Things IS good! There are a lot of repeating lines and textures in here... sheep are all 'patterned', the houses feature multiple windows - all perfectly lined up, and they've hidden all sorts of small treasures in the border - a tiny shepherd, sheep, a house, a bird... really fun to discover all of that.
  • Stitching Calms the Soul Bag - This is another small 5 x 7 fabric zipper pouch made of ticking fabric with a linen panel for your stitching. The girls have added that cute decoration - not too much to work up - so that this can be finished and USED or given as a quick gift to a stitcher friend. The complete kit contains the ready-made zip pouch, the chart, needle and threads.

  • Heart and Home Fob from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more The Sampler Bag from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more Patriotic Parade from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more
  • Heart and Home Fob - Just a tiny little 2-inch thing... this is a new color palette for the girls! One deep red hand-dyed for all of this, they've included hand-dyed baby rik rak, and matching glass beads for the border... and of course a few hand-dyed buttons to match and embellish the stitching. Dust off your Double Running Stitch skills to stitch this tiny two-sided piece. Complete kit of chart, linen, thread, beads, trim and buttons.
  • The Sampler Bag - Oh everyone loves these plastic mesh pouches - especially after they're decorated with a little stitching! #5 Weeks hand-dyed pearl cottons (new color used in this!) this leaflet delivers the main house sampler design that you can finish into the small cushion in the pic, or grab a plaid pouch and stitch away. The bag shown in the cover pic is the Burlap color... but there are nine OTHER colors I believe to choose from! As with most of the rest of them, there is a button packet available separately that we will have.
  • Patriotic Parade - This season's newest Sheep pin cushion Kit, Parade's little sheep companions all the other Christmas, Halloween, Autumn, Spring... little Ewe's all celebrating their holiday or season. We have a million of them all pictured on our SB pages - really a charming collection over the years! Generally, these are done on 20ct linen with flosses, usually trim is included in the kit, but always a special hand-made clay button. This year's is a fancy star.
Songbird Serenade from Counting Puddles - click to see more
Songbird Serenade
from Counting Puddles

What a pretty pair of songbirds - especially with their songs floating across the piece. Stitched on Touch of Yellow fabric with regular DMC they finish only 6-1.2 inches on 28ct! So... a very petite 5 x 5 on 36ct. Both designs are included in the leaflet.

I wonder if touches of Rainbow Gallery's Petite Treasure Braid metallic would be good on these... I can't tell from the pics but there might be bead embellishments on the flower centers... and I'm thinking BITS of metallic in the musical notes would be pretty!

A Stitcher's Alphabet from Scarlett House - click for more Elizabeth's Four Dogs from Scarlett House - click for more Freedom for Me and Thee from Scarlett House - click for more Tending The Flock from Scarlett House - click for more
New and On the Way from The Scarlett House. All are presented as charts.
  • A Stitcher's Alphabet - This is fun... a simple bold alphabet with of few of our favorite things scattered about it. Tanya stitched this with Weeks and Classic hand-dyed threads on 40ct. She gives the source for the finishing board inside the chart, this cute little thing finishes just 6-1/4 x 2-1/2! Lily Pad, Gold, Mascara, Wagon Wheel, and Campfire.
  • Elizabeth's Four Dogs - Put your name on here if you have dogs! Stitched on 40ct with Classic and Weeks flosses, it measures just 79 x 77 - so 4 x 4-ish. Hazelnut, Blackbird, Toasted Marshmallow, Wagon Wheel, Dublin Bay, English Ivy, Mossy and Used Brick.
  • Freedom - 'for Me and Thee' Another cushion - this one measures 60 x 71 and is trimmed with Lady Dot Snow chenille. Blackbird, Tennessee Red Clay, Cocoa Bean, Mossy, Pine Needles, London Fog, Hazelnut, Sweetest Heart, Snowball and Licorice Red. The smallest of the new designs - but with the most thread colors!
  • Tending The Flock - A cute little piece - complete with sheep and dogs... and the Mr and Mrs sheep herders... equal work for equal pay, I hope! This measures 191 x 109 - so 9 x 5-1/2 on 40ct. Tanya used Mascara, Graphite, Bright Leaf, Guacamole, Peach, Lily Pad, Sun Dried, Caroline Cecil, Whitewash, Chestnut and Juniper. Might be fun to do the Sawtooth border in Satin Stitches.

Fragments in Time for 2024 number 1 from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more Fragments in Time for 2024 number 2 from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more
Spring 2024 Releases from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has a few new arrivals for us...
  • Fragments in Time 2024 - This year's set of 8 small cushion designs features a house theme... Beth says it's a series of ancestral houses. The first is a log cabin - which is still standing in central Pennsylvania. The second is a stone house that used to be a general store, post office and tavern (probably all at the same time!) as with previous sets, there is a freebie border chart available on the SHSW website... and charts are coded for hand-dyeds or DMC. (no skein count yet... but at least 2 skeins of all called for) Our Auto-ship for these begins with #1 and 2. The rest follow - probably every other month - 2 charts at a time.

  • Lucky Charm from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more Grandma's Flower Garden from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more Faith from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more
  • Lucky Charm - What a pretty little cushion design! Measuring 89 stitches square, it'll finish a generous 5 x 5 on 36ct. Weeks flosses of Cinnabar, Grasshopper and Dried Sage, with DMC 937 tossed in.
  • Grandma's Flower Garden - Another smaller cushion design, this one measures 75 stitches square - so finishes about 4 x 4 on 36ct. DMC flosses.
  • Faith - The first of Faith, Hope and Love charts with a coverlet-inspired color palette, all the colors are the same in each - DMC 823, 831 and 926. The second releases in may, third in July.

A Natural Beauty Hannel 1840 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Home Sweet Home from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Merry Little Christmas from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Pennsylvania Christmas Trio from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Lovely Offerings from Shakespeare's Peddler
  • A Natural Beauty Hannel 1840 - Theresa bought this antique sampler and reproduced it on 40ct Latte by Fiber on a Whim. Using hand-dyeds or DMC, it measures 274 x 308 It's all 'leafy' rather than 'house-y!' Theresa includes a page inside her charts that talks about thing she's noticed in the piece, and elements that are particularly interesting - super fun to read.
  • Home Sweet Home - Isn't this a fun way to stitch this sentiment! Measuring 120 x 120 - it'll be less than 7 x 7 on 36ct, and is worked with Gentle Art Sampler Threads. You can see optional Bee & Co wooden hen and rabbit buttons on here... don't know if they'll arrive in time for the show or not! Presented as a chart.
  • Merry Little Christmas - This appeared in the recent Christmas/Winter edition of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - which has already sold out and been retired. Theresa gained permission to re-print this on her own... so your second chance! Finishing just 6 x 6 on 40ct, it's simple but festive! Offered as a chart.
  • Pennsylvania Christmas Trio - This companions Theresa's PA Christmas Deer chart released last fall. Coming from the same original sampler... they are stitched on Weeks Aztec Red linen.

Stars from Plum Street Samplers AND Stripes from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more   Pennsylvania Christmas Trio from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Stars & Stripes a collaboration between Shakespeare's Peddler and Plum Street Samplers
  • Stars - What a festive barn! You'll need some multiple skeins of thread for this! Quilt motif stars are everywhere, but notice the two baby eagles on there too! Festoons, that fun blue border on the left, just a very pretty piece. Companions Shakespeare's Peddler's '& Stripes' designs!
  • & Stripes - This is part 2 of a collaboration piece between Shakespeare's and Plum Street Samplers. Paulette did the #1 STARS chart... both she and Theresa worked on the the ampersand in the #2 design, Theresa did STRIPES! What a dynamite set of designs! You don't have to, but will probably want the same fabrics (a fat quarter will do) for all three pillows. The ampersand measures 65 x 103, and STRIPES measures 110 square. LOVE 'EM!

American Welcome from Plum Street Samplers American Mermaid Pinkeep from Plum Street Samplers Spring Beginnings from Plum Street Samplers
Plum Street Samplers' Luscious Spring Arrivals!
  • American Welcome - Wow... We LOVE this! What a fun and lavish topper border... the row of seaside 'cottages' is stunning, and the water scene is charming. The verse, though, is the most important: 'This land we love so vast and free. We honor those who cared for thee.' Finishes approx 9-1/2 x 8 on 36 ct... so full of pretty summer color!
  • American Mermaid Pinkeep - Paulette's companion to American Welcome... she says when she was little, she dreamed about being a mermaid, but she always had her top on in the dreams! Finishes approx 3 x 4 on 36ct.
  • Spring Beginnings - The companion to Autumn Joy and Winter Blessings, Paulette's dear lady is feeding her deer friend. Spring colors... this finishes about 3 x 3 on 36ct.
Summer Glory from Plum Street Samplers Nelson from Plum Street Samplers Flag Thief from Plum Street Samplers Proverbs 31 Sampler from Plum Street Samplers
Plum Street Samplers' More Luscious Spring Arrivals!
  • Summer Glory - Final design in this set, it finishes 3 x 3 on 36ct, and is coded for Weeks, Classic and DMC.
  • Nelson - Paulette loves George Washington! This is his beloved war horse, Nelson. He is placed amidst magnolias and lilacs - both of which were grown by GW on his Mt Vernon plantation. The reference of 1783 is the end of the Revolutionary War, and Nelson's retirement back to his cozy paddock at Mt V! Finishes approx 7 x 7 on 36ct.
  • Flag Thief - LOVE all the bold colors in this one! More multiple skeins of threads needed... but that's kind of fun. The glorious house is done in deep reds, the roof shingles in a medley of blue hand-dyeds... two little eagles are hiding in all the busy-ness, and the fox is busy chasing that fast little bunny Flag Thief! Measures about 7 x 7 on 36ct Fibre on a Whim Affogado hand-dyed (which is a fantastic color that we carry in several different counts including Aida!)
  • Proverbs 31 Sampler - Written from a wise mother to her son, teaching him what to look for in a spouse, this is one of Paulette's favorite verses. She chose a feminine color palette, and finished this into a box - maybe a sewing box? Measures about 7 x 7 on 36ct, coded for classic, Weeks and DMC flosses. This is piece dear to any stitcher's heart!

PuntiniPuntini When I Think of Flowers - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Strawberry Lemonade - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Summer Trio - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Buttons and Pins - click to see more
When I think of Flowers, Strawberry Lemonade, Summer Trio, Buttons & Pins from PuntiniPuntini
Paola has some cute designs coming our way - she's releasing these at the upcoming Market:
  • When I Think of Flowers - Measuring 101 x 62 - A petite 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 on 18/36ct... this would be pretty finished into a tiny block to perch on a windowsill - near your plants! Simple and very pretty.
  • Strawberry Lemonade - Measuring 67 x 53 - This one finishes about 3-1/2 inches square on 18/36 - and would be fun as another little cube tucked somewhere fun in your kitchen.
  • Summer Trio - Companions Paola's other seasonal trio designs, make small stand-ups to perch around and change with the months.
  • Buttons & Pins - This needs to be finished atop a little box, or lining a lid of a button box. Make a boring storage container into something pretty and fun to use! Chart comes with 5 tiny buttn embellishments.
PuntiniPuntini Autumn 2024 Button Set - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Birds & Roses 2024 Pin Set - click to see more PuntiniPuntini Bee & Hive 2024 Pin Set - click to see more
A few sets of hand-made clay buttons and pins by Puntini... I just can't resist these!
Nothing specific calls for them, but there are so many cute cushion designs out there that would love to have these poking or adorning them! (They're just made of fabric and they can't talk to tell you that!)

Tonight We Ride from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more Ghost Towne from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more A Spooky Stroll from Autumn Lane Stitchery - click to see more
Get Ready for Next Halloween - The Autumn Lane Stitchery Way! Coming Home from March Market!
  • Tonight We Ride - Oh... look at that glorious fabric background! Grab lots of black thread... and a little gold... this is intense and striking! Presented as a full color leaflet.
  • Ghost Towne - Another more whimsical halloween piece, you could do this on a gunmetal background... I think those little ghost trick-or-treaters are the CUTEST! Leaflet.
  • A Spooky Stroll - What a fun little floating witch... I love everything about it! It'd be fun to add metallics to the ghost and pumpkin eyes. Leaflet.
Home of The Brave Needle Case - click to see more Home of The Brave Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Bohemian Paisley Sewing Case from Fern Ridge - click to see more Bohemian Paisley Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more
The Fern Ridge Collections has new needle cases and matching scissor fobs... always fun to work up!
  • Home of The Brave Needle Case and Beaded Scissor Fob - Always presented as full and complete kits, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave decorate both outsides of this fun folded case. Inside you'll find places for needles, a threader, and pocket to store some small scissors. All very festive, you get all the linens, threads, buttons, ribbons, linings, charms, buttons... everything you need for the fabric sewing case.
    Next is the Peyote Stitched scissor fob. Bright red, whites and blue, the charm is the Statue of Liberty. Small enough to do the beading part in about an hour - even the fringe doesn't look to intense to string. You need this one!
  • Bohemian Paisley Sewing Case and Beaded Scissor Fob - All black and white... with pretty mother-of-pearl accent buttons, this set will work up in a jiff. The case is TINY and the kit contains all fabrics, buttons, threads, and ribbons. The beaded fob is just the perfect size to work up, and would look stunning attached to a black pair of scissors!
Elegant Flowers Sewing Box from Mani di Donna - click for more The Barn in the Sun Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Live Simple Sewing Box from Mani di Donna - click for more Memories From Nantucket from Mani di Donna - click for more
Just a few unusual treats from Mani di Donna - Coming from Italy - to Market - to Tulsa!
  • Elegant Flowers Sewing Box - This is a fabric-covered cardboard round box - with a little pull-out drawer. Since we've never seen a box like this, we are taking her class in constructing this 'little curiosity' at Market. Simona is offering this in chart format, and we can't wait to get our hands on it. We've seen those decorative handle rings at Hobby Lobby, so this promises to be very do-able! The top stitching measures about 4 inches in diameter - to give you a size idea for the entire box. Worked on 32ct, coded for DMC. We are including the waxer with the chart.
  • The Barn in the Sun Sewing Set - A cute little quilt-inspired sewing set of thread and pin case, pin mattress, and scissor bag. Stitched on Weeks 32ct Cocoa Linen with DMC, along with the chart, we are including the 2 specialty pins, the beaded scissor fob, the hand-dyed pom-pom trim. Promises to be petite and colorful!
  • Live Simple Sewing Box - Worked on 32ct linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses, this is trimmed with lining fabric of your choice (from your stash) and Weeks Merlot hand-dyed wool. The accessories included with the chart are the black mourning pins, the tag board behind the stitched sheep, the sheep waxer, and the beaded decorative pin shown in the pic. If you 'patchwork' the wool on the topper inside, you can probably get by with three coordinating schnigglet cuts of our wool... I don't know that yet, because I don't have this in my hands. Just thought it was a cute project!
  • Memories From Nantucket - This charming cushion caught my eye because of the verse. Basically she says that when her sailor-boy takes off for another sea voyage, she's blowing him off and leaving town! It says, I have made up my mind now to be a sailors wife, to have a purse full of money and a very easy life. But when he says goodbye my love, I'm off across the sea! Stitched on 32ct with Weeks flosses, it's trimmed with Lady Dot Chenille. I think it's so much fun when you have something like this that looks normal, but then you read the verse and just laugh!
Funky Chickens by Satsuma Street - click for more Merrily They Ring by Satsuma Street - click for more Winter Woods by Satsuma Street - click for more
Spring 2024 Releases from Satsuma Street - With Early Christmas Tossed In!
  • Funky Chickens - These chickens are stitched flat on your fabric, folded and then tacked together on two sides - they are the classic 'Humbug' shape. Stitched on any white you like with the brightest and happiest DMC colors they finish about 3-1/2 and 4 inches each. All three are presented in the chart and Jodi has included templates for the felt accents on them as well. Be thinking some fun button embellishments on these... or some frizzy trims as an extra garnish.
  • Merrily They Ring - This is presented as a complete kit with 18ct perforated paper - rather than 14ct, the floss, jingle bells chart and needle. Measuring approx 2 x 7 when finished, this would be cute hanging on one of those skinny walls you have between 2 doors or windows... somewhere nothing else fits!
  • Winter Woods - Take a walk through the snowy woods in this serene medley of evening scenes. Against that deep blue, everything looks cold, sleepy and quiet. Presented in leaflet format and coded to DMC, it measures 142 stitches square - so 9 x 9 on 32... which means the inner four designs are 4-1/2 inches each!

Miss Hazel from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Bobbin from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Miss Mae from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
All the New coming from Stacy Nash Designs! We'll bring them home from Market!
  • Miss Hazel - One of Stacy's newest Animal Cracker designs... Miss Hazel stands 6 inches tall and is 4 inches wide. She's done on 36ct linen in shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, and presented as a chart.
  • Bobbin - Well this is the absolute CUTEST THING releasing at the show this year! Little Bobbin is more like Stacy's Cracker Crumbs - the smaller animal designs - but she includes her sweet berry basket cushion, and as a good little mouse, her food supply is never far away! Bobbin sits atop any fun antique spool you can find... that bit of loose thread is coming from the needle in her hands! She stands only 3-1/4 inches tall, and her berry pin keep is just 2-1/2 inches in size!
  • Miss Mae is the third Animal Cracker to be released. (Stacy has an exhisting collection of 11 Crackers, and 4 Crumbs... all pictured on our Nash Page.) She is delightful in her white chenille-looking dress and honey yellow cardigan sweater. She features a tiny radish pin keep too! She stands 7 high by 3-1/4 inches wide on 36ct.
Calling of the Sea Pinkeeps & Pin Disk from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Caroline's Sampler Sewing Bag from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Mary Robards Sampler Pocket from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
  • Calling of the Sea Pinkeeps & Pin Disk - This one is fun too! The chart contains all three designs - the round compass case, and both the whale and ship cushions. THINK you'll need multiple skeins of floss for that humongous whale! What a fun and festive set of designs!
  • Caroline's Sampler Sewing Bag - Measuring a generous 10-1/2 x 7 when it's closed... this is a charming pocket to hold threads, a hoop, maybe some scissors. It's worked on Weeks Dye Works Beige linen.
  • Mary Robards Sampler Pocket - Another pouch/pocket piece... this one is just 8 x 5-1/2 on 36ct Seraphim Tobias linen. I think you should put your name on it instead Mary's and PICK AND AGE YOU WANT TO BE in whatever year! Then, take it to every event you go to! THAT makes it your own, fun, and special!
The Federal Sewing Bag from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Trumpet of Swans Biscornu from Stacy Nash -- click to see more Tulip Fields Pinkeep from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
  • The Federal Sewing Bag - What a pretty blue house and surrounding gardens. This pocket/pouch measures 9 x 6 when closed... worked on 36ct linen with Weeks hand-dyeds.
  • Trumpet of Swans Biscornu - A 6 x 6 pin cushion... usually these are stitched on both sides, but this one isn't. It'll take 1/2 the stitching time! 36Ct, using Weeks hand-dyeds.
  • Tulip Fields Pinkeep - What a sweet little mattress cushion! Finishing 4-1/2 inches square by 2 inches high... on Weeks 36 Beige... it features a bird nest full of eggs, with a curious bunny nearby!

Always and Always from The Proper Stitcher - click for more The Dance from The Proper Stitcher - click for more Lucky Ewe from The Proper Stitcher - click for more
Always and Always, The Dance, Lucky Ewe from The Proper Stitcher
Three fun new designs are on the way from The Proper Stitcher to us, coming home from Market!
  • Always and Always - I must have flowers Always and Always. Stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses this finishes approx 6 x 6 on 32ct. Just simple and very classy!
  • The Dance - Neat verse, gorgeous tree, this is done on 36ct finishing 8 x 9 using Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Love love that tree and the grass... and the house!
  • Lucky Ewe - Something small and quick to work up for St Patrick's Day... choose a background fabric a little darker than this is shown on - we are totally losing the sheep on here! Weeks hand-dyed flosses.. I just now see the tiny floral hat the sheep is wearing! Finishes about 4 x 4 on 32ct.
Hello Spring, Bloom and Lets Do Lunch from Val's Stuff - click to see more April Showers from Val's Stuff - click to see more
New Spring Arrivals by Val's Stuff! So cute and Colorful, They make you happy!
  • Hello Spring - This is the Freebie chart presented in this year's Nashville Market cookbook. You'll get dozens of good recipes and charts in that little book - an annual Must-Have!
  • Bloom & Lets Do Lunch - These two companion designs come together in one chart entitled 'Bloom.' Stitched on any white (or pastel color you like) with regular DMC, they are small enough to finish for this season. If you do just these two - make them into a folding stand-up. If you get the cookbook with 'Hello Spring' inside - stitch it too, and make a trip-tych - a tri-fold finish... or even make a four-sided standing cube, with pretty fabric on the empty 4th-side (which probably could face the back.)
  • April Showers - Stitched on Weeks Banana Popsicle linen... or another bright and pretty color from your stash, it measures 53 x 84 on 32ct. Presented as a small chart.
Gathering Violets from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Liberty Glory Unity from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Autumn's Acorns from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Wintergreen Christmas from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more
Gathering Violets, Liberty Glory Unity, Autumn's Acorns and Wintergreen Christmas from Luminous Fiber Arts
Luminous Fiber Arts has new releases for all year long! We're bringing it all home from Market!
  • Gathering Violets - The 7th coordinating design in this series, each is presented in a single leafet, they finish about 4 x 4, all are garnished with old buttons from your stash, and each is stitched in one different hand-dyed color of floss. Joins Berries, Clover, Honey, Acorns, Snowflakes and Stitches, these would finish well into stand-up blocks or a long zig-zag!
  • Liberty Glory Unity - Another charming retro-flavored seasonal trio... stitch these arranged like this, or make cushions or more little stand-up blocks. Coded for a medley of hand-dyeds, it's presented in leaflet format. Coordinates with Jingle Jolly Joy, Hop Peep Leap, and Sneaky Spooky Spells - quite a mouthful of names!
  • Autumn's Acorns - This is done with just one solid color of DMC... choose a rust, black, anything. In looking at the 'Gathering' series above, you can get an idea of what hand-dyed threads can do for a simple design like this... so get creative if the mood strikes! This is presented in a leaflet format.
  • Wintergreen Christmas - Love that brilliant aqua blue background for these... give them that retro-antique flavor. Choose your favorite count of fabric - Misty has includes the wool leaf and oval finishing templates for 14/28, 32, 36 and 40ct fabrics - so no guessing on making those cute little leaves! We have white Wisper thread from Rainbow Gallery - makes a nice furry Santa beard, and we have opalescent Petite Treasure Braid that would look stunning in the background snowflakes... beads for the pine tree fronds, red metallic for the Ho Ho Ho... lots of fun options.

Work of Our Hands from Rosewood Manor - click for more Some of My Favorite Things from Rosewood Manor - click for more Flowers of Quaker from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Luscious New Florals from Rosewood Manor - Coming to us in March!
  • Work of Our Hands - Lots of different 'areas' in this... everything is set off against a soft green background. Coded for DMC, you'll need multiple skeins of most of them, as this measures an impressvie 327 x 188 in size. The little square sampler is pretty in there, so is the basket - and nothing says you can't stitch just one of those!
  • Some of My Favorite Things - I just love this one! I see eight different but coordinating pin cushions in here... little bits of color surrounded mostly by white lace stitches. Regular DMC, I think some sort of green background is perfect for this because of the blooming flowers. Stitched entirely with DMC - you'll need 6 skeins of B5200!
  • Flowers of Quaker - A huge, busy medley of small stylized flowers tucked everywhere! This is done with Valdani hand-dyed floss - kind of hard to convert to other hand-dyeds, as each color is really a mixture of several others in it. (So probably worth the $ investment if you want yours to look like this.) The large initial box in the corner is kind of fun - a real place to sign you name!

Spring Folk  from Hands On Design - click to see more Gather Wildflowers from Hands On Design - click to see more Gather Blessings from Hands On Design - click to see more Blackberry Berry Basket from Hands On Design - click to see more
Numerous Pretty Spring Treats from Hands On Design Coming in a few weeks from Market!
  • Spring Folk - A Celebration of the Seasons - This is the first of 4. Yummy colors, rich details and textures - Cathy is using some #12 Pearl Cotton on these to give that added texture punch. Measures 53 x 190 - all the rest will be the same size... coded and stitched in DMC. Featured trim is Lady Dot Grace Green, and the wooden finishing board should come home from the show with us! The board has an etched design in the wood, we believe, and totally re-useable because we think you are using magnets to attach and change your needlework out!
  • Gather Wildflowers - Very Spring-Green-y! Little 3-inch rounds - all in the same chart - mounted on the CUTEST miniature paddles by Chantelle's 141 Design Company. You can see Lady Dot's Rik Rak trim poking out from the fabric edges - just for a little touch of color. I believe this will also be another 4-part seasons set of charts.
  • Gather Blessings - Another small 4-part chart set for the seasons, stitched in DMC on 32ct Platimun linen, it measures 2-1/2 x 4 - just a BITTY thing!
  • Blackberry - The third Berry Basket Design. Isn't this pretty and super colorful? 32ct Natural linen and DMC, it'll make a charming addition to your berry bowl OR basket! Chart.
Liberty Pennies from Hands On Design - click to see more Botanical Bee from Hands On Design - click to see more Gather at the Table from Hands On Design - click to see more
  • Liberty Pennies - Love these colors! Choose a black, gunmetal or slate background... this is worked with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Measures 72 x 67 - so a little under 4 x 4. Flag SOLO pin is featured in the finish. Pin is offered separately.
  • Botanical Bee - The botanical bee buzzes in the blooms! Worked on 32ct - a little under 4 x 4, worked with Weeks flosses, it features a Bee SOLO pin in it's finishing. Chart.
  • Gather at the Table - But move the pumpkin first! Stitched on 32ct with DMC, again a small 4 x 4-ish size, this one is trimmed with SOLO acorn pin!

Moms from Erica Michaels - click for more The Berry Patch from Erica Michaels - click for more A Cheerful Heart from Erica Michaels - click for more
New March Arrivals from Erica Michaels Designs
Linda has 7 new designs.... here are three, make sure to click through the pics to see the rest!
  • Moms - They make all the difference! A set of three smalls, you get the primary sampler (71 x 93), a berry and whimsical small (69 x 41) cushion. Stitched in three shades of red - you can choose any other scheme you want... or just one shade of any hand-dyed. Linda promises the DAD is coming soon.
  • The Berry Patch - Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, three sweet berries with a French twist. Stitched on 36ct linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses and trimmed with Weeks wools and Lady Dot trims. Charming little pin cushions as always! All three are in this chart.
  • A Cheerful Heart - Inspired by an entry in Linda's Great Grandmother's autograph book, and motifs from an antique pattern booklet, this mono chromatic set includes three pieces - a mini sampler, berry and needlebook. Set the pieces in a pretty wooden bowl - that dark background really sets off the pretty stitching. Presented as a chart.

Spring Rabbit Pillows from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Alice in Wonderland Tree from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Spring Chicken from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Tiny Modernist has some fun releases for this Spring!
  • Spring Rabbit Pillows - Aren't these the cutest little things? Choose any white you like to work on (or pale gray or pink?) these use BITS of DMC 963, 3733, 353, 352, 772, 989 and 3799. Measuring approx 3 x 5 on 14ct, perch them in a basket with Easter Eggs, or in a candy bowl... or next to plant pots! They'd even be cute hopping around in your bowl of other stitched cushions! The stitching is easy enough so you could do both sides.
  • Alice in Wonderland Tree - This is like her Wizard of Oz Tree... straight out of the Fairy Tale books! Finishing a generous 10 s 13 on 14/28ct, and done in DMC, the background is a pewter color. All the fun little people in here, a fun way to remember the story.
  • Spring Chicken - Wow, this is eyecatching and cute! Measuring just 66 x 66 - it finishes under 4 inches on 36ct. It's shown in a flat finish, but I think a free-standing cube would be cool - because you could set it between plants, or on a sill. Coded for DMC, choose a garden-y green fabric background for this.

Scenic Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Butterfly, Honeybee and Wooly Bobbins from Heartstring Samplery - click for more My Scissors My Rules from Heartstring Samplery My Rules Scissor Fob Kit from Heartstring Samplery Home Thread Board from Heartstring Samplery
Lots of Fun New Things by Heartstring Samplery AND Her Wood Guy!
Beth has cute new designs, and she's put her husband to work cutting down trees on their property in Oregon, and making them all into fun wooden things for stitchers! He calls his workshop 'The Board Room!' Lots more on her inner page!
  • Scenic Sampler - Remember Beth's Scary Sampler? It referenced all sorts of Pop Culture Scary things? Here's the opposite piece - happy and bright - with tons of references to her favorite sweet and happy remembrances from books, TV and movies. I loved reading all about it in the Scary chart! Measures 247 x 215, and is coded for hand-dyeds and DMCs.
  • Butterfly, Honeybee and Wooly Bobbins - Meant to compliment the Scenic Sampler - Beth's hubby made these in 'The board Room.' Beth says they are 'From forest to finish.' Something fun to hold your threads... each is sold separately.
  • My Scissors My Rules - Meant to be hung in a prominent place in your house so that there are no more excuses by family members for improper use of special snips! Beth says you can do this in any color scheme you want, and she's just attached cup hooks to her frame as little scissor hooks! Presented as a chart.
  • My Rules Scissor Fob Kit - Another Board Room creation by college-freshman-son Jack, he's busy, so you get to assemble this yourself! He's supplied the QR code for your assembly needs! Pretty darn cute... you supply the scissors, Jack made the cool etchings and probably cut down the tree too!
  • Home Thread Board - More fun stuff from 'The Board Room!' Designed to match one of Beth's new charts... this is cute just by itself! Measures about 4 x 5, and useful for ANY small projects!

Frosty Tiny Town from Heart in Hand - click for more Any Town Tiny Town from Heart in Hand - click for more More Any Town Tiny Town from Heart in Hand - click for more
Floral Etchings 2 from Heart in Hand - click for more Frosty Frill from Heart in Hand - click for more Mementos of the Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
Heart in Hand has lots of fun new Market Releases coming our way!
Frosty Tiny Town, Any Town Tiny Town and More Any Town Tiny Town
Wow... say all three of these names together FAST! Cecilia has three more charming little city scenes to stitch...
Frosty Tiny Town features warm and cozy houses on a silvery-snowy winter afternoon.
Any Tiny Town features a book store, cafe, barber shop, and stitching shop.
MORE Any Tiny Town has a pizza parlour, the cinema, a church and food market.
Each comes as a half-sized leaflet, they include embellishments, and they are worked on various hand-dyeds and all are coded for Weeks AND Classic hand-dyeds or DMC.

Floral Etchings 2, Frosty Frill and Mementos of the Heart
Floral Etchings 2 - This is Cecilia's next seasonal floral trio - very stylized and beautifully balanced - these are fun when they're stitched! Presented in leaflet format, it uses 36ct and hand-dyeds.
Frosty Frill - This is a small card chart that companions Frosty Tiny Town. The idea is that you can insert this small design into or onto the middle or ends of the main town. Makes a cute individual stand-up to perch beside as well.
Mementos of the Heart - Cecilia has compiled a 16-page book which contains 6 previously released (but long ago retired) Collector's Heart designs, and a new Kindness Drum piece. She's updated the threads a little, and refreshed the finishing treatments... so it's a nice treat for us. Old Hearts included came from 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. We can see the Kindness Drum model in the book cover pic... it's that round that is FULL of tiny hearts and what-nots!

Antique Wooden Spools from Needlework Press - click for more Paper Heart Basket from Needlework Press - click for more Lone Eagle Sampler from Needlework Press - click for more
SPOOLS, Lone Eagle Sampler and Paper Heart Basket from Needlework Press
Three fun things are coming home from Market with us from Needlework Press!
  • Antique Wooden Spools - They still have thread on them! $6 each, use them for scissor rests, or something to cover with a small band of your stitching. They measure about 3 inches tall, with that neck being 2-inches in size.
  • Paper Heart Basket - Remember these from last year? We have a few more! A charming reproduction of an antique... Vickie has everything needed in her little paper kits for these - except your thread, I believe.
  • Lone Eagle Sampler - Love this! It's a medley of motifs found in common 'Modelbooks' - little pattern books of the mid-19th century. Red is a traditional color... but you can do whatever YOU want... as the Cross Stitch Police will not come to your house! Presented in a booklet.
Willoughby Ann Round Bee Thread Keep - click for more

Look at this fun little wooden thread keep!
By Willoughby Ann, it is coming home with us from Market!

Just 4 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick - it has 12 holes for threads. Something fun to re-use for all your projects! (Get 'em for stitch group gifts)
Abuzz at Midnight by Liz Mathews - click to see more Cottontail by Liz Mathews - click to see more Remember Me Sampler Tree by Liz Mathews - click to see more
Spring House by Liz Mathews - click to see more Tenth Day of Christmas Sampler and Tree from Liz Mathews - click to see more You've Got the Love by Liz Mathews - click to see more
Upcoming Spring 2024 Releases from Liz Mathews
  • Abuzz at Midnight - Oh such pretty colors popping against that brilliant blue background!Measures 7 x 7 on 36ct.
  • Cottontail - Here's a quiet bunny hiding amidst the flowers in the garden. Liz presents two different colorways for this - kind of a 'push' to you that you CAN change fabrics and colors sometimes.
  • Remember Me Sampler Tree - I love this one! Finish it by framing... or make one of Liz's cute little cone shapes and make a tree out of this. The charts for each are slightly different to accomodate that finishing, but you get the same personality of the design. Doesn't look like it in the pic, but the framed piece is stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen - a great 'faux hand-dyed.'
  • Spring House - This piece sports two different pieces of fabric joined together and then framed. Liz describes her dream garden house in the middle of an April rain shower... overflowing pots of flowers from the roof, the charming greenhouse, the European lace curtains and all charming bunnies and blooms in the yard. The whole thing is charming! Just be careful to choose two coordinating fabrics for this - same count, same texture.
  • Tenth Day of Christmas Sampler and Tree - Instead of 10 Lords a Leaping... we get ONE Santa! Way better! Liz suggests a darker fabric so the metallic 'magic' threads can be seen that are tumbling out of his sack. Same size as the other 9 so far in the set... just two more to go!
  • You've Got the Love - LOVE this one - of course! Another really good design to play with fabric and color options! Liz presents LOVE in a curved script, and the heart-shaped design as well. The bigger heart measures 104 x 91, while the smaller word is just 107 x 52.

Violetta Heart from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Bee's Delight from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Blue Bird from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Violetta Heart, Bee's Delight & Blue Bird Pin Cushions from Samplers Not Forgotten's Kimberly Nugent
Kimberly Nugent has sent info about her newest Market releases - here are her three new pin cushion designs - offered in full kit format of hand-dyed linen, hand-dyed threads, backing finishing fabrics, trims and charms. Kimberly always uses soft hand-dyed colors of fabrics and threads, and luscious trims and finishing fabrics. These three have it all! Click through to see more of her new designs.
  • Violetta Heart - Companions her Key to My Heart, Floral Heart and Patriotic Heart... I love these soft violet colors! Although no fabric or thread info came in our preview - I can tell it features silk ribbon, soft lace, and a puffy heart charm.
  • Bee's Delight - Companions Kimberly's Dutch Rose, Peony Bouquet and other little florals... again little to go on, but usually Weeks hand-dyed linen and yummy finishing materials!
  • Blue Bird - Well, we were looking for the bird on this - and found that it's the little charm on the antique pin. Not much info yet, but just a simple, pretty little piece!

The Quaker Bee II from Samplers and Primitives - click for more Home from Samplers and Primitives - click for more A Collaboration of Spring from Samplers and Primitives - click for more
Quaker Bee II, Home and A Celebration of Spring from Samplers and Primitives
Three new releases by Samplers and Primitives - we love her gentle color shadings. We have gorgeous acorn designs from last Fall, and here are a few Spring pieces.
  • The Quaker Bee II - Pretty golds and greens... pretty touch of Quaker on the edge, everything about it is pleasing to the eye, and it measures 95 - so could finish 4 x 4 if you did it over one on 25 Lugana!
  • Home - Peaceful house, spring-green lawn, I like that huge floral urn peeking behind the house! Measures 136 x 145 - stitched with a medley of hand-dyeds.
  • A Collaboration of Spring - Looks like the same little house - but different landscape! The topper border is really cool because it's different from the other three sides... it's just a little bigger than the HOME piece at 208 x 120.

Hester's Easter Jumper from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Betsy's Easter Basket from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more HOME from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more
Pink and Pretty Spring Releases Coming in March from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery
  • Hester's Easter Jumper - This needs to be stitched for a cute little pink and purple bedroom... imagine it finished into a big puffy, ruffled pillow with luscious silk fabric and lots of fun trim! Finishing about 7 to 9 inches square - depending on your fabric, it is coded for DMCs or hand-dyeds. Just sweet! Presented as a chart.
  • Betsy's Easter Basket - This is the next seasonal basket - we have Halloween and Christmas so far, it's such a cute series. This one has a little bunny, and more bright, happy colors. Chart format.
  • HOME - This is another cute design - the model isn't finished yet! I picture this hanging in a back hall by the family key rack, or the big family events calendar. Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, it measures a petite 5 x 7, so it'll fit in lots of small places.

Americana Blue from October House - click for more The Queen Bee from October House - click for more Pollinator's Garden from October House - click for more
Upcoming March Releases from October House - A Sneak Peek of 2 of the 4!
  • Americana Blue - This is a pretty seamstress/stitcher/quilter sampler! It resembles Americana Red, but seems to have lots more 'crafty' motifs in it. Measuring 247 square, it's worked on any neutral with one shade of hand-dyed thread - this time it features Weeks Dye Works Blue Jeans - 5 skeins worth!
  • The Queen Bee - Another of Robin's little 1 x 8-ish 'Skinny Mini' designs. They are all little skinny rows of somethings (pumpkins, tomatoes, scissors) that all finish into little sausag-y pin cushions! The Queen Bee might say it all for a Stitcher you know! Coded for just a few hand-dyeds.
  • Pollinator's Garden - Here's another long and skinny cushion design... a lovely row of softly colored wild flowers. Stitch count is 33 x 261 - it'll be less than 2 x 14-1/2 on 36ct! You could finish this and use it as a draft blocker on a windowsill! You can see another picture - a pillow - on the inside page. Robin has split this row up into two rows, and inserted her Queen Bee design I just talked about above, and made a bigger pillow. I like both options!

All Hallows Eve from Blueberry Ridge - click to see more Sampler Seasons - Spring from Blueberry Ridge - click to see more Pinetree Chalet from Blueberry Ridge - click to see more Bramble Cottage from Blueberry Ridge - click to see more
New Releases from Blueberry Ridge
  • All Hallows Eve - A colorful Autumnal scene... plenty of time between March and September to get this stitched! Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, it's a generously sized 12-1/2 x 9 on 36ct. Might be fun to do Satin Stitches in your sawtooth border. Presented as a chart.
  • Sampler Seasons - Spring - The third installment of this set... you'll need three skeins of whatever hand-dyed color you want to use - the one featured is Weeks Madison Rose. Autumn and Winter are here, Summer still to follow later this spring.
  • Pinetree Chalet - This is a stylized Snowglobe design with a quaint wooden A-Frame chalet tucked inside. Stitched on 36ct Sanguine Weeks hand-dyed linen, using Weeks flosses, I love that bold bottom border. Finishes approx 7 x 7, and presented in a chart.
  • Bramble Cottage - Emily says this is the first of 6 new houses... she'll be arranging hers on a single piece... so maybe collect the charts first before you decide on stitch placement? Bramble measures 120 x 120 and uses a medley of hand-dyeds.

And God Saw from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Hello Spring from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Serenity from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Strawberry Sheep from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Teresa Kogut New Releases - A Sneak Peek here, and much more on Her Page and our Market Preview Page!
  • And God Saw - This is presented in a full color multi-page leaflet. 'And God saw everything he made and it was good.' DMCs and/or hand-dyeds, this is a stunning piece. Pretty borders, soft colors, it measures 13-1/2 x 15 on 36ct. Lots of stitches in here!
  • Hello Spring - This is a full book containing 8 designs. All 8 are pictured if you click through the design on Teresa's page or the Nashville Preview page.... not really any information about any of them... but in peeking at the pics, I am sure you can find a couple of favorites. We'll know more when we finally get our hands on the book at Market!
  • Serenity - Another full color multi-page leaflet, there is a lot to like in this one! Thin, old-fashioned border, the corner fillagrees make this look old and aged. DMCs and hand-dyeds, this finishes a generous 19 x 19 on 36ct.
  • Strawberry Sheep - Finishes approx 3 x 4-1/2 on 18/36, she has this coded for DMC and Flower Thread - but Gentle Art's Simply Wool would be stunning on that sheep! Chart format. Taylor Nash's Strawberry Waxers are featured in the finishing... we have those waxer fobs and tie-ons in cream, red and black wax - raspberries too - and they are gorgeous!

Rose Heart Bunny - Eve by Just Nan - click to see more! Presenting Jeannette's Jingle Ball Spools - click to see more
Just Nan has announced her Rose Heart Bunny - Eve
Little Rose Heart Bunny will be on her way to us an a few weeks.... she is Nan's final little 1 x 1-1/2 inch mouse design. She has soft pink felt ears and a furry pom-pom tail... and she'll be precious as an ornament, pin keep, spool topper, ornament - anything you want! Stitched on 32ct white linen with shades of pink and green DMC, she is embellished with rose beads, along with her ears and tail. She is also wearing a tiny Rose Quartz heart HAT that is held in place with a tiny pearl pin. All of Nan's previous little bunnies are now retired, and Rose Heart is the last in the series. Her chart includes the pic, graph, instructions for stitching and assembly, overdyed wool for the ears, pom-pom tail, beads and pin. You'll need a tiny bit of batting to line/stuff her.

Jeannette Douglas has some wooden spool scissor holders and spool ornament pieces. Rose Heart will fit atop the scissor holder - tuck the scissors into the topper hole behind her. Or get one of the ornaments - she can still perch atop that, and you can wind a pretty stitched floral border of stitching or bits of fabric around the spool.
Garden Box from Jeannette Douglas Shepherd's Box from Jeannette Douglas Chubby Bee from Jeannette Douglas
All the Lovely New Things Coming Our Way from Jeannette Douglas We're bringing all 10 of them home from Market! Click through to see the rest.
  • Garden Box - Garden Time is fast approaching, so Jeannette has another set of boxed pieces that fit into her little shadow boxes (like Christmas and Stitch Box.) No specialty stitches on this, the main design is only 3-1/2 x 4 on 32ct, while the two smalls on the side are less than 2 inches in size, and the long cushion along the bottom holds a ruler on its backside. Stitched with hand-dyed cottons, there is no thread pack for this - only the wool packet that has the small pieces of wool for backing, the ruler, pins from Puntini Puntini, and buttons for the biscornu - a little finishing materials packet. (We call this box our 1-1-2 configuration... one hole, then another different sized hole, then 2 holes of the same size. Do not confuse it with the 1 - 3 configuration box! And... I see that we use the words 'tray' and 'box' to describe the same little type of wooden piece.) Presented as the leaflet with Wool Packet.
  • Shepherd's Box - Sheep and Stitching seem to go together... a fun theme Jeannette loves to work with. Main design is 3-1/2 x 4, and again those smalls along the side, and across the bottom. This design is coded for DMC but model is done with silks - so there is a thread pack as well as a wool finishing pack. Wool packet contains backing wools, templates to make holders and decorations on the backs, Puntini Puntini pins, and a sheep waxer from Noteworthy Needle. So that you have everything you need, we are offering the leaflet, and both thread and wool packets all together. So leaflet with no packs, or leaflet with both packs.
  • Chubby Bee - This plump little bee hardly looks like she can fly! (Jeannette promises a squirrel coming later this year to join Chubby Fox, Bunny and Bird.) Same size as its three companions - about 60 x 60 - it's done with hand-dyed flosses, and available as a small chart.
Camper Sampler from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more IndependANTS Day from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Wings of Change from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
Silver Creek's Camper Sampler, Independants Day and Wings of Change
Silver Creek Samplers has new releases that will arrive in March... we have a few more to share on our Market Page. I do not have design sizes, but know that all are coded for DMC floss and sometimes other threads as well. Everything is presented in chart format.
  • Camper Sampler - Something fun to hang at your cabin, choose a deep hand-dyed fabric color to simulate the night sky and highlight the bonfire. Might be fun to add a 'Welcome to our Cabin' greeting on here too!
  • IndependANTS Day - Well July certaintly is ant-season! Cute little fun 4th of July decoration for your picnic table or deck outside!
  • Wings of Change - Uplifting, this delivers good advice for life.
Flower Burst Flings and Fobs from Luhu Stitches - click to see more   Mousy's Strawberry Basket from Luhu Stitches - click to see more
Presenting Flower Burst Flings and Fobs and Mousy's Strawberry Basket from Luhu Stitches
  • Flower Burst Flings and Fobs Cyndy describes these as a little garden bursting with color Her newest leaflet features all 4 pin cushion designs plus the 2 tiny companion fobs. Stitched on white opalescent fabric, the larger cushion designs are 40 x 40, while the fobs are just 20 x 20. She has bundled her finishing fabrics (1-13 x 18 cut of each fabric print) together for these as well - and we are getting that too! 'Bloom Where You are Planted, Keep Growing, You're Blossoming, and Sunny Days Ahead' are the featured verses. Love the colors, we are bundling the finishing fabrics together with the leaflet.
  • Mousy's Strawberry Basket - Isn't this sweet? Just a mere 50 x 70 in stitch count, little Mousy is hoarding his berry - all in a 'greenery garden basket. Offered as a chart.

Sleigh Ride from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Sunflower Farm Stacker with Spool from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Lighted Haunted Caskets from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Little Mummy Buckets from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Several Fun Things Coming our Way from Praiseworthy Stitches
We're Bringing them all home from Market in March.
  • Sleigh Ride - This is 2024's Annual Christmas scene... this joins PS's other 10 charming Christmassy Village pieces - full of busy-ness and 'Everything Winter.' Sleigh Bells Ring is the verse along the bottom - goes with Jingle All the Way, Joy to the World - you can peruse her page and see them all. Finishes approx 15-1/2 x 14 on 32ct - again, that rich Nocturne hand-dyed linen color (we have several different brands with great colors in different counts, you'll need a fat quarter if you choose 32.) It calls for 28 different hand-dyeds (you'll need 9 skeins of Weeks Snowflake!) and a smattering of beads and thin metallics. Always fun, we have several of Praiseworthy's companion villages stitched in the shop and everyone loves them!
  • Sunflower Farm Stacker - This is a scarecrow version that matches Mr Snowman and Creepy Pumpkin! Chart calls for three different colors of fabric, (everybody has different ideas about what they want to use), hand-dyed Weeks flosses, and bits of Weeks Wool used in the assembly. The Stacker is built around an antique wooden thread spool (this is what gives it stability to stand) that is included with the chart. A little more challenging on the finishing end than a pin cushion or something, but do-able. SUPER cute... all three are actually smaller than they look in the pic - they are about 7 inches tall!
  • Lighted Haunted Caskets - We had these last year... and LOVED them! Little wooden caskets (2 x 1 x 5-ish - already assembled and everything) with a carved design on the top (there were 9 assorted designs last year - so random) they had little lights inside that you could turn on and off. Your bits of stitching are inside (a beaded scissor fob and pin cushion this year), and you see that and the light through the cut-out design in the top. ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST THINGS! Anyway, you get the casket, and all materials to make the insides. Painting your casket is optional - they come as raw unfinished wood. Order these early - they WILL sell out!
  • Little Mummy Buckets - Something else cute and fun for Halloween! You get this little enameled tin bucket with that cute mummy design on it, and inside the pieces and parts to make the beaded scissor fob and pumpkin pin cushion you see in the pic. I am guessing the pail to be about 4 inches high... not big enough to hold 'serious' trick or treat candy... just enough to stash by your stitching chair!

4th of July Rules from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Patriotic Quaker from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Red, White and Blue Quilt from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more 12 Monthly Minis from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Snowman 2024 from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Little White Christmas from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
New Primrose Cottage March 2024 Releases - A Sneak Peek!
Oh The Girls are busy thinking SUMMER! Lots of cute new designs releasing at our Spring Wholesale Trade Show happening in Nashville TN this March... we have to wait till March 4th for these! So, showing you now, and taking reservations!)
  • 4th of July Rules - Like their other seasonal 'rule' designs, this one tells you all the things you have to do on the 4th of July! Fly Old Glory... Remember the Fallen... Go to the Parade... Watch the Fireworks and Celebrate Freedom! 64 x 290 In stitch count, it finishes 4 x 18 on 32ct. Stitched with regular DMC, it's just a fun piece!
  • Patriotic Quaker - The next little seasonal pincushion, stitch this with DMC or hand-dyeds... it finishes about 5 x 5 on 32ct. Coordinates with the little Seasonal Quakers.
  • Red, White and Blue Quilt - Same colors as the Patriotic Quaker - Cherry Cobbler, Old Lace and Stargazing - or DMCs - this one is smaller at 65 stitches square. Just fun to stitch!
  • 12 Monthly Minis - You get all 12 seasonal cushion designs in this leaflet! Each one is a delightful 39 x 39 in size - so teeny 2 x 2's on 32ct! Using a slew (35 colors) of DMC - get out all your fun trims for finishing! I think the January snowmen are darling. So... $2/design!
  • Snowman 2024 - He's charming! A small card design, he's perched in a pomegranate pot, and happy it's snowing out there! 77 x 68 Is his stitch count. Hand-dyeds or DMC.
  • Little White Christmas - A trio of smaller designs, these are simple and bold - all the black and white. All three in the same chart.

Our 2024 Nashville Market Cookbook Val's Stuff's FREEBIE DESIGN - Happiness is Homemade - click to see more Our 2024 Nashville Market Cookbook - Happiness is Homemade - click to see more
It's Market Cookbook Season! 2024 Happiness is Homemade
Every year, (This is the 5th annual) industry designers, distributors, and shops who attend Market all contribute favorite recipes for our annual Market Cookbook. Along with food, comes stitching - so several designers contribute free charts as well.

Lots of fun things every year... the charts are always good, and I think it's fun to have actual Italian recipes right from the Italian designers! 75 to 100 recipes and pages... taking reservations now for shipment when we get home from the show the first week in March.

Here is Val's Stuff's FREEBIE DESIGN included in this year's cookbook. What a fun Sneak Peek! (Val will be coming out with a companion design to this one at Market - watch for those details on the Market Page!)

Michelle Ink Designs
Presenting Fern Ridge and Michelle Ink's Beading and Silver Retreat
Peyote Beading and Silver Casting
April 26th-27th, 2024
Spooky Needle Case and fob
Wow, this is going to be a really fun and busy retreat! Pat and Peggy of Fern Ridge have dreamed up Peyote Beaded needle cases - you will be getting 4 of them - to nestle in a specially-made box by Joseph's Workshop. Michelle is bringing her precious metals silver clay and molds... and you will be making the topping medallion for that box, and a few other tiny trinkets.

Choose from a Halloween theme or floral - you'll get one set with class, and can purchase the other set if you want. Both design sets include one of Fern Ridge's signature beaded scissor fobs to match!

Date of class, and both Artist's names are engraved on the bottom, and identified needle sizes for your vials inside the box... Michelle has tons of molds for her clay - so if you want a different topping treatment - you can do that too!
Floral Needle Case and fob
Your Friday/Saturday class in our She Shed is limited to 40 people. The event fee of $275 includes all the projects, yummy snacks and a few door prizes and favors... along with a lot of beading and casting fun. Meals are on your own; our 13 restaurants within walking distance will not disappoint!

$50 Due at registration. Balance is due February 26th, 2024. Cancellations before Feb 26 receive funds paid less $50. Cancellations after Feb 26 may receive kits with no refunds... or partial (TBA) refund if we can fill your space.

In Praise of Pollinators from The Blue Flower - click for more Bees in the Greenhouse from The Blue Flower - click for more Tudor Hound from The Blue Flower - click for more Tudor Hare from The Blue Flower - click for more Hedgehog and Hyacinth from The Blue Flower - click for more Seasons of the Heart - Hearts for Pam from The Blue Flower - click for more
March 2024 Releases - A Sneak Peek - from The Blue Flower
Due in the Shop after market - March 5th - a long wait till then - we are taking reservations for March delivery.
  • In Praise of Pollinators - Jeannine is a whiz at gardens and animals. Her things are always full of strange flora and fauna, and I love reading what everything is inside her charts! This piece celebrates the many pollination heroes in the world. There are native bees, birds, insects and mammals who are doing the essential work of pollinating the natural world. Her pretty sampler is done with mostly DMC and measures 165 x 195 in size. Tiny details and surprises everywhere in this!
  • Bees in the Greenhouse - We love this little shaped cushion! It's like a miniature greenhouse! It's inspiration comes from peering through the windows of an elaborate white-framed greenhouse... finishing details for this are presented on Blue Flower's website. Stitch count is 300 x 102 - done on 40ct - threads are all DMC.
  • Tudor Hound and Tudor Hare - A pair of complimenting designs, the hound is racing around the the elaborate spring floral gardens, while the Hare is sitting quietly, enjoying the beautiful blooms and the soft seasonal colors. Both feature DMC and trimmed with Lady Dot chenille trims.
  • Hedgehog and Hyacinth - These cute little hedgehogs are ready for wet spring weather in their green boots. Stitch count is just 55 x 59 - so a bitty little 3-inch cushion on 40ct.
  • Seasons of the Heart - Hearts for Pam - So charming! This celebrates the flora and fauna of Australia! Jeannine wants you to bring a little Aussie flavor into your home! 101 x 80 - This is companion to all her other Seasons of Heart designs.

Jingle All The Way! from AB Designs - click for more
Jingle All The Way!
from AB Designs
Amy's delightfully cute Christmas Stitch Along from 2023 is now finished... and we have all 10 parts bundled together and ready to go! They were previously unavailable unless you had joined the stitch-along, but now we're good.

The whole piece measures 134 x 164 - choose your favorite fabric for it... she's coded the entire piece for DMC.

We had her model in the shop for a few months... and just loved the bold colors and the whimsey of the designs!

Threads of Time Sewing Bird from Stitches by Ethel - click for more
Threads of Time Sewing Bird
from Stitches by Ethel
Here's a cute little sewing bird perched atop his pin-pillows! Pretty teal, reds and a little green and brown, this measures 60 x 90 in stitch count and is worked with solid DMCs I believe.

Presented as a chart, choose any light neutral to make the rich colors pop!
Spring Is On Its Way from Val's Stuff
Spring Is On Its Way! from Val's Stuff
A melty snowman is making way for pretty flowers...
Val has a cute little cushion-sized piece that she's worked on 25c Mushroom Lugana over one thread. (Actually over one on Lugana isn't too hard to do. Fabric is easy to see, so you get a lot of 'bang for your buck!')

On the 25ct, this measures a charming 2-1/4 x 3-1/2... I think it'd be cute trimmed in some green chenille. Worked with 15 shades of regular DMC, this is presented as a small chart.
A Foxwood Crossings Sled in my hand

Our Little Foxwood Crossings Mini-Sleds are Back In!
The darling little wooden sleds are here again... Just a Heads-Up to get them NOW... so you're set for this Fall!

For the Love of Stitching from Heartstring Samplery Lady Columbia from Heartstring Samplery A Ship for Mary from Heartstring Samplery
For the Love of Stitching, Lady Columbia and A Ship for Mary by Heartstring Samplery
Beth Twist has three new designs that have just arrived!
  • For The Love of Stitching - Here's a fun set of 'organizing' signs. 'Always losing my needles' is the verse on the pin cushion. 'Buy all the Thimbles' is the verse on the band that wraps around a glass thimble jar. The scissor box topper reads, 'No such thing as too many scissors.' Finally, the thread box reads 'Need more threads.' Stitched on PTP's 32ct hand-dyed Oaken, Beth has used Classic's Muddy Puddle, Tennessee Red clay, and Weeping Willow, and Gentle Art's Raven and Ruby Slipper. She's provided sizes of the boxes and jar on the chart, and featured Lady Dot's Barn Door chenille trim.
  • American Mama I - Lady Columbia - This chart has designs for two cushions - or just one, if you finish them back to back. Paying tribute to a female symbol of America, this is chart one of three - the others will release later this year in May and August. Stitched with hand-dyeds, DMC conversions provided.
  • A Ship for Mary - Beth writes, "This antique reproduction sampler's original stitcher did not leave any clues to her identity, but she cared enough for a woman named Mary Simm to give her creation away as a gift. In addition to the large central bouquet, there are some birds, small baskets of fruit, and a rather charming ship.

Symphony of Friendship from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Fabulous Houses #3 Green House from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more New Releases from Cottage Garden Samplings... They're Here!
  • Symphony of Friendship - What a busy tree of chirping friends - I bet everyone is talking at the same time! The border features alphabets and lots of little trees, while the background is full of billowing oak leaves and acorns everywhere. Next is the huge tree - it is full of Vinniey's signature 'patterning' in the colors of her stitches. And then, all the glorious birds! This is big! Stitch count is 379 x 229, so it will be 21 x 13 on 36ct. Specified fabric is Picture This Plus's Faun, which is a lovely color. We have great subs for it in several counts from several of the fabric dying companies. Charted for DMC, it uses three shades of hand-dyed floss as well - Gentle Art's Shutter Green, and Week's Havana and Kudzu. You will definitely need to know your fabric count before you purchase threads for this, as you will need MULTIPLE skeins of them. (like 4, 5 and 3 on 36ct, and 8, 11 and 7 on 28!) The whole piece is simply commanding, and will be a showpiece when it's finally hanging on your wall.
  • Green House - This is house #3 in Vinniey's 2024 series. The gorgeous garden green house! It uses all DMC colors - no hand-dyeds, and measures 120 x 120 in stitch count. It makes a pretty edition to your set... you can collect all (we have an auto-ship for these) or just choose your favorites as they release.

Artful Owls by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
New Artful Owls by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
A charming collection of colorful owls has arrived! Designed by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill, we have 4 new kits worked on 16ct Aida. Each kit includes a cut of brightly colored 16ct Aida, Mill Hill glass beads, floss, needles and the chart.

Cute as can be, they finish about 5 inches in size. Spring is done on a bright apple green, Summer is a bright aqua-blue, Autumn features a deeper mossy green, and a wintery-beige is perfect for the little wintery owls!

MH14-5103 Spring Robin Bead Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MHCB237 Scaredy Cats Bead Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-7105 Seaside Sampler Bead Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-1823 Autumn Woods Bead Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-1301 Home For Christmas Bead Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
Back in Stock Button and Bead Kits from Mill Hill (Click each image to take you to its page.)
Five different Button & Bead kits arrived this week that Mill Hill has had on backorder to us for over 6 months!
If you've been wanting any of these.... HERE THEY ARE! Just for fun, I thought I'd put up 'The Long Lost' as they finally come in!

Button & Beads MH14-3201 Sunflower Kit from Mill Hill - click for more Spring 2018 BBeadKit MH14-1811 Crab from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-2222 Potions & Spells Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-1206 Moonlit Kitties Kit from Mill Hill - click for more 2014 Button & Bead MH14-4301 Ginger Friends Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
More regular Button & Bead kits are slowly trickling back in! Here are this week's 5 newest arrivals! (Click each image to take you to its page.)
All of these have been very sought-after - Potions & Spells has been on backorder since August of 2022! Moonlit Kitties since December of '22, and Sunflowers ran out last summer. I've been putting up weekly-arrival rows of these on the Just Arrived page, so there are more recent arrivals pictured there.

Hoppy Easter from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Grandma's Candy Dish from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Tis Spring from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
New Spring and Easter Arrivals from With Thy Needle & Thread's Brenda Gervais
Three super cute small designs - all offered in separate charts are fresh and new for Spring of 2024.
  • Hoppy Easter - This little bunny-basket is ready for eggs and chocolate. Look carefully, the handle is pencil thin, but the basket is a plump bunny face. Small yellow peeps, a few blossoms and carrots, all is stitched with DMC floss and bits of Grits, Dirt Road and Hickory Sticks hand-dyed floss. Brenda has stitched this on Country Vintage Mocha linen - but she's used the SOLID side - not the mottled. Finishes just about 4 x 4 on 36ct.
  • Grandma's Candy Dish - Remember those antique milkglass candy dishes your Grandma had? This one is from Brenda's childhood memories... along with the little stick tree of wooden eggs. Stitched on 36ct with DMC and hand-dyeds, the bunny tail features a little white Wisper furry thread on his tail, and the entire cushion finishes about 5 x 3-1/2.
  • 'Tis Spring - This companions Be Ye Thankful, Joy & Good Cheer, and My Home Sweet Home - and is the 4th season in the design set. Favorite Springtime motifs - we get a pretty house, hyacinths in bloom, butterflies and bees fluttering about and a tiny bird's wreath in a garden basket. Stitched on 40ct Vintage Country Mocha with DMCs and hand-dyeds, it measures about 5-1/4 x 3-3/4.

Cupid's Sampler from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Key To My Heart from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
With Thy Needle & Thread's Brenda Gervais has new releases!
  • Cupid's Sampler - A sweet little piece, this measures about 5 x 7 on 40ct, and is worked with just one color - DMC #347! Brenda designed this to resemble an antique red marking sampler featuring an old-style oversized cherub motif. Her little cupid came from a late 18th Century woodblock engraving she found. Simple hemstitch finishes the edges so you can display this on a side table... maybe be next to some charming pin cushions?
  • Key To My Heart - Something for Valentines, Brenda loves her Eastern Bluebirds that visit her gardens. Her two lovebirds flock together to form the O in LOVE, and she's added pink and green posies surrounding the padlock - all to remind you of vintage Valentine's Day cards and their colors. Finishing approx 7-1/2 x 3 on 40ct... just a pretty thing!
Kissing Booth from Dirty Annie's - click for more Hissing Booth from Dirty Annie's - click for more
Hissing Booth and Kissing Booth Have Arrived
from Dirty Annie's

Dirty Annie is Getting Us Ready for Valentine's Day!
Here is a pair of designs that will be darling perched on your kitchen counter!
Hissing - for the cat-lovers, and
Kissing - for the doggy lovers... they come as separate charts.

Choose any fabric you like, they measure 53 x 53 in stitch count and are worked with Weeks and Classic Hand-dyeds. Kitty is NOT accepting kisses from strangers, and Puppy is ready to lick and love on everyone!
Nicolas Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more
Mr Snow has come for the Winter! from Fern Ridge Collections
A new Peyote Stitch Beaded Scissor Fob by the Fern Ridge Girls - this little guy is darling! He's about 1-1/4 inches in size and sports another 1-1/2 inches of beaded fringe. His topper is a clam-shell closure to attach to your scissors (or zipper pull of a stitch pouch, or loop inside a sewing case, or to hand on your Christmas Tree as an ornament!) Done with loads of frosty white and elegant evergreen beads, his charms include a broom and pipe. The whole thing should take you approx 4 hours to complete. 3 If you're fast, 6 if you have a disaster (like spilling your beads!)

Presented as the complete kit of beads, thread, charms, needle, and instructions. I do need to note that Fern Ridge offers BOTH kinds directions in their kits - colored charts for people like me to follow, as well as those long lines of numbers - like knitting patterns - for people who can follow that info easier.

Common Looking from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more A Clean Heart from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more 1810 Folkhart from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Foxes Have Dens from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Teresa Kogut has Four New Designs
  • Common Looking - Pennsylvania Dutch inspired, and part of Teresa's early American Folk Art Series, this is worked in a combo of DMC and Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Finishing approx 9 x 11 on 40ct, it reads, 'Common looking people are the best in the world -- that's why The Lord makes so many of them.' Presented as a chart.
  • A Clean Heart - Another in Teresa's Early American Folkart Series, this measures just 135 x 135 - so will finish approx 7 x 7 on 40ct. Regular DMC flosses, the verse reads, 'A clean heart create in me O' God.'
  • 1810 Folkhart - Pretty birds with lavish tail plumes, quilt blocks and tulip vines in the border... this one measures 150 x 150, so will finish about 7-1/2 inches on 40ct. Worked with a medley of DMC, Weeks and Classic hand-dyeds, colors are all Teresa's signature reds, golds and mossy greens.
  • Foxes Have Dens - Deep, rich colors of Weeks handyeds in this, it measures 175 x 173, so will finish approx 8-3/4 inches on 40ct.

The 2024 Annual Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
The 2024 Annual Collector's Heart
from Heart in Hand
Cecilia has released this year's Valentine. It is worked on 32ct Platinum Linen with shades of Classic and Weeks hand-dyeds. Lancaster Red, Cherry Tomato, Licorice Red, Rosy Glow and Sea Shelley... it's a medley of reds!

A cute itty-bitty wooden butterfly is tucked in this 77 x 80 design as well. (Kit includes the fabric and button.) Something quick and 'loving' to stitch for your Valentine!

The Spring 2024 Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Daffodil, Bicycle Emporium, Summer Fruit, Blue Bicycle, Icelandic Horses and Spring Cleaning
The Mill Hill Spring 2024 Button & Bead Kits
These are the 5 x 5 kits done with DMC floss and Mill Hill beads on 14ct perforated paper. Just Another Button Company clay buttons are featured on all of them as well. We have a Daffodil - it joins the glorious set of spring flowers already in the collection - geraniums, orchids, hibiscus and dahlias come to my mind. The next 'Village' piece is the Bicycle Emporium - and it has a bike design to go with it. 'Summer Fruit' is new and goes with 'Citrus' which we've had for a few seasons. 'Icelandic Horses' are majestic, and the cute little 'Spring Cleaning' companions 'Hello Autumn.'

Mill Hill continues to have paper and bead issues.... so these new designs are quite welcome... get 'em while you can! Frames shown are available separately - let us know if we need to order them for you.

The Mini Ornament/Magnet Spring Bouquet Kits for 2024 from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Mama Hen, Vintage Camera, Papa Rooster, Ice Cream Sundae, Painter's Palette, Floral Birdcage.
The Mill Hill Mini Ornament/Magnet Spring Bouquet Kits for 2024
Oh the little ones.... we have a million of these... but that's no reason to not have more! A great value, you get the darling charted design, the 14ct perf paper, DMC floss, needles, and the featured Mill Hill glass or crystal Treasure embellishment. All finish about 3 x 3 and can be finished as tree ornaments or frig magnets.

Mama Hen and Papa Rooster make a colorful set of chickens... and the Vintage Camera goes with last seasons larger travel bead kit. The ice cream sundae DOES look good enough to devour, and the little painter's palette is really charming. Last is the floral birdcage... I can't find the bird in there though! All very fun and easy to do, very small and compact, and great on your stitching budget!

Valentine Quaker from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Warm Winter Wishes from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more Sip Stitch Repeat. from Primrose Cottage Stitches - click for more
Valentine's Day Quaker, Warm Winter Wishes and Sip, Stitch Repeat
from Primrose Cottage Stitches
Primrose Cottage has released three new designs in time for Valentine's and a little winter stitching. All presented as small charts, Valentine Quaker coordinates with the rest of their small Quaker-inspired cushion designs. Stitched in just one hand-dyed color, this one features Ripe Melon by Classic Colorworks, you'll need 3 skeins of whatever you choose.

Warm Winter and Sip, Stitch are both done with reds and greens... but we think frosty blues would be pretty for Warm Winter... and any of YOUR favorite colors would work for Sip Stitch Repeat. Charts are coded for DMC, so changes to hand-dyeds are really easy. Fabrics can be your 'faves' as well!

Pony Needles - Hypoallergenic White-Eye Black Needles - click for more
Presenting Pony Black Needles! *Hypoallergenic Blacks* and *Colored Eye Tapestry*
You Need these Needles! A new line for us in the shop - we're excited for the selection and the features they offer. Each package contains 6 needles.
Hypoallergenic White Eye - This is a collection of BLACK STEEL needles. They do not have nickel plating on them. (Shiny needles have a nickel plating that can be an allergen - that is one reason shiny needles tarnish.) These are awesome because they feature a narrow shaft with that high contrast white eye - against the black - for easy threading. The black needle gives you a tip that is easier to see when you're aiming for your stitching hole, too! We have several sizes and types:
Tapestry - Regular Cross Stitch Needles in #24, 26 and 28 and an assorted package of 2-18, 2-20, 1-22 and 1-26. Check out those gorgeous-easy-to-see-eyes!
Ball Point - This is an assorted-sized package - smaller white eye, sharp tip - but with that micro-ball tip.
Chenille - An assorted-sized package of sharp needles with large eyes, these are used for wool applique embroidery -- we also use them for our embroidered tea towels. These follow the same size that tapestry needles do... they are simply sharp rather than dull like a Tapestry.
Pony Colored Eye Tapestry Needles - click for more    Compare Red Eye 28 needle with John James 28 gold tapestry needle - click for more
Pony Colored Eye Tapestry Needles - Love these too! These are nickel-plated steel needles - with colored eyes! You can tell by looking at them what size your needle is! The #24's have a black eye - which is actually very easy to see. The #26 has a teal eye, and the teeny-weeny #28's have a red eye! We have these in an assortment pack of 2 each #24, 26 and 28, and single-size packs of 6 needles each as well. (#28's have 5 in the pack vs 6.)
Look at the size difference of the Red Eye #28 needle! It is next to a John James #28 gold tapestry needle! It is definitely smaller!

Bareroots  display at the shop Better Together Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
Better Together Tea Towels from Bareroots
Barri has a new pair of kitchen dish towels to embroider - perfect to hang in a happy home! These cotton towels come with a traceable line pattern to transfer to the ready-made towels.

Use the included floss... making little short straight stitches... then tack on the included bottom rik rak trim... and you've made darling kitchen towels! You don't have to be newlyweds to appreciate this... but it does make a great shower gift.

We have 18 other Tea Towel kits here in the shop. All are available individually, but this pair comes together as a set, at a little lower price point as a bonus. So darn cute! Our new shipment is on the way - we expect these right before Christmas.

Mouse's Strawberry Jam from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Winter Traditions Sampler from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Winter Traditions Sampler and Mouse's Strawberry Jam
from The Tiny Modernist
  • Winter Traditions Sampler - Here is a seasonal companion to Cheryl's Autumn piece... this is stitched on Dark Cobblestone linen with shades of DMC floss. It does have Christmassy touches in it, but actually you COULD leave the wreaths off the door, take the lights off the house, and leave the ornaments off the evergreens, and you'd probably be fine! Stitched on 32ct, it finishes about 7-1/2 x 11... just a nice size. Presented as a leaflet.
  • Mouse's Strawberry Jam - Here our favorite little mouse gathering berries for her prized jam and shortcake! We have several different mice designs in this series - cute, colorful and teeny weeny.

You Are Loved from Artful Offerings - click for more
You Are Loved
from Artful Offerings
Artful Offerings has a new design - it's posies for love! Stitched with or without the 'You Are Loved' words, this is charming.

Worked with Gentle Art's Rose Garden, Rhubarb, Tea Rose, Gold Leaf, Chives and Onyx, it finishes approx 6 x 7 on 40ct. Simple and sweet, it is offered as a chart.

Most Wonderful from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Most Wonderful
from Shakespeare's Peddler
This is a pretty Holiday design by Theresa Venette. Measuring 155 x 71, it'll finish 8-1/2 x 4 on 36ct Flax. Worked with regular DMCs of 434, 581, 645, 680, 3790 and 3799, Theresa has added Weeks hand-dyed Garrison Green, Grits, Lancaster Red and Terrapin to the mix to make this just classic and comforting.

The wooden snowflakes shown on the cover model are not in the chart... probably discoverable during a trio down the Hobby Lobby trinket aisle!

Pony Needles - Hypo-allergenic Black Eye #28 Tapestry Needles! - click for more Pony Hypo-allergenic Black Eye #28 Tapestry Needle with no nickel plating - click for more
A Late Pony Needle Arrival - Hypo-allergenic Black Eye #28 Tapestry Needles!
This little package of needles belongs in our collection of hypo-allergenic stainless needles by Pony. We're 'storing them' on our Needles page, in the same description line as our other black needles - with white eyes - but these are all black!

These are really fun... and because they are black you can see where your needle point is! We like the white-eye versions because they are easy to thread, but honestly, these aren't hard either - because you can see the light through the eye!

Something new and unique - just don't confuse yours with black kitty hair on the couch! A lovely petite size too!
Scroll down just a bit, or click through to our Needles page, to see lots of other new Pony Needles.

Pony All Black Beading Needles Size 10 BLACK EYE - click for more Pony All Black Beading Needles Size 10 BLACK EYE with no nickel plating - click for more

New Pony BEADING Needles
Another new black hypo-allergenic Pony Needle, these are size 10 (only much longer than the normal ones) for beads. Super thin, they are all black, and actually, I can SEE their eye to thread!

I can't see the eye on regular steel needles because they reflect the light. So, another fun new needle to try... 5 in the package. See what you think! They are pretty easy to hold as they are a complete 2 inches long.

Autumn Is As Joyful from Lila's Studio
Autumn Is As Joyful
A beautiful new seasonal Quaker-inspired sampler by Lila's Studio - this joins her Summer and Spring pieces - which are both stunning. She scatters lots of lacy Quaker motifs into her 'outside' area, and then features a detailed seasonal design in the center area. This one hides a turkey, moose, deer, owls, even a witch hat in there... all tucked between those motifs and alphabet letters.

You don't see everything right away, and that's part of the charm of these. Then, once you are paying attention, you are treated to the design in the center - which is over one thread. SO SO pretty! This one measures 270 x 215, so finishes about 12 c 15 on 36ct. Coded for regular 'ol DMC floss... this celebrates the beauty that Autumn offers every year!
Christmas from Madame Chantilly Nose Up Reindeer and Bunnie from Madame Chantilly
Christmas and Nose Up: Reindeer & Bunnie from Madame Chantilly
Two real cute designs have arrived this week... both charted for DMC and worked on any neutral or natural colored fabric.
  • Christmas measures 307 x 91 - so 5-1/2 x 19 on 32ct. Christmas is spelled out with cute motifs scattered all over the letters.
  • Nose Up - Reindeer and Bunnie - these are postage stamps - cute as can be. Measuring 73 x 94, they are 4 x 5 on 18/36ct.

Beach Boardwalk from Country Cottage Needleworks is Finished!
Beach Boardwalk Reveal 5 from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Boardwalk Surf Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Boardwalk Surf Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Boardwalk Bike Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Boardwalk Sign from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Souvenir Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Boardwalk Salt Water Taffy Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Boardwalk Snack Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more

Country Cottage's charming vintage seaside boardwalk series is finished. 7 Small designs all stitched in a row, we have the whole set now, the fabric and threads.
Isn't it cute presented together? Each part is a separate chart.
Marie's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Dashing Through The Snow from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more Reindeer & Sheep Baubles from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more
The 2024 Stocking!
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri have sent pics we can show you... we expect all this by next week!
  • Marie's Stocking is named for Tina's Daughter-in-Law... and she must be a happy and colorful person, because that's the personality Tina put into her stocking! Pretty reds and whites - it looks pepperminty to me. A darling floral and striped dress, that charming little village at the bottom, and the cutest reindeer and little family doggie on here, it's full of charming details. Stitched on the traditional 20ct linen with Weeks and DMC perle cottons - we have the chart, fabric, charm packet and all those threads!
  • Dashing Through The Snow - This is T & T's annual little 3 x 3 ornament --printed on a 6 x 9 card. 32ct Stormy Night linen, it features a tiny Santa flying above a quiet little town.
  • Reindeer & Sheep Baubles - These are small ornament kits that include the chart, perforated paper, threads, a tiny button, AND the little wooded board you see the stitching mounted on. (don't know if they are already painted or not, though.) Just bitty and quick, they are approx 1 x 2 inches in size.
Happy Christmas to All by Cosford Rise Stitchery - click for more A Jolly Happy Soul by Cosford Rise Stitchery - click for more Holy Holy Holy by Cosford Rise Stitchery - click for more
New Designs from a New Designer - Cosford Rise Stitchery
We have almost 3 dozen new designs by Kelly Grundy of Cosford Rise Stitchery - coming from all the way 'Across the Pond.'
All are clearly charted and coded for DMC floss. Here we go!
  • Happy Christmas to All - LOVE this! Santa floating above the sleeping village. Weeks Tin Roof Linen (your choice of count), this measures 130 x 160 - so approx 8 x 11 on 32ct.
  • A Jolly Happy Soul - Another super-cute one... this is done on Weeks Tin Roof linen with a mixture of hand-dyeds, but DMC conversions are given. 169 x 69 -- so 9-1/2 x 4 in 36ct.
  • Holy Holy Holy - Just a classic! Worked on Weeks Twilight Linen, this one is NOT coded for DMC. Everything pops on that dark fabric, this measures 140 x 84 - so approx 9 x 5 on 32ct.

Christmas Gnome Littles from Waxing Moon
Christmas Gnome Littles
from Waxing Moon Designs
Here's the next set of Littles by WM! Super-cute sets of 6 small designs, along with Halloween Monsters and Forest Animals, this time we have Gnomes getting ready for Christmas.

3 x 3, they make cute pin cushions to nestle together in a basket. This is the 8th in the set. Chart includes all six designs which are coded for DMC.

Peace on Earth from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
Peace on Earth
from Twin Peak Primitives
A new Christmas Sampler by the Twin Peak Primitives Girls, there are a lot of charming elements in here. Check out the border - there are reindeer inside all that holly! I think just that part would make a lovely pin drum. Then, Santa and his reindeer are flying above the grand manor... and there is a stitching blackbird and even scissors on here.

Love the colors, love the house, the balance of it all - just everything. Measuring 211 x 176, this finishes about 12 inches on 14/28ct, and is coded for DMC floss. Pretty colors, fun elements, I just keep going back to those lovely reindeer!
Needle Travel Mania Shop Guide for 2024 - click to see more
The 2024 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!

MHCB75 Toy Shop Kit from Mill Hill - click for more JS14-8502 Clarissa Cow Kit from Mill Hill - click for more JS14-8503 Percy Pig Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-2226 Haunted Tower Kit from Mill Hill - click for more MH14-9204 Fall Leaves Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
The Latest Re-Stock of Mill Hill's Button & Bead Kits
The latest restocks from Mill Hill this week... Just a heads up of the newest golden oldies to finally reappear! All are in stock!
  • Toy Shop is from a million years ago.
  • Clarissa Cow and Percy Pig have been on order since last April.
  • Fall Leaves and Haunted Tower have always been favorites!

Santa's Delivery from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more

Santa's Delivery
from Teresa Kogut
Our cute little trio of Delivering Santas has arrived! Stitched with DMC on black... the originals are done on 14ct black perforated paper... but any black 14/28ct will be great. Measuring approx 70 x 80, they measure a generous 5 x 5-1/2-ish.

If you aren't a 'dark fabric stitcher' you CAN choose a khaki brown. Teresa's finishing presentation shows no white-ish fabric showing on your edges. Cute as can be, I think one of those deer needs a red nose!

Christmas Eve Gingerbread Mouse - A Limited Edition Ornament by Just Nan - click to see more! Christmas Snowfall Biscornu by Just Nan - click to see more!
Introducing Just Nan's Christmas Eve Mouse
  • Just Nan has announced her 2023 Christmas Mouse - Eve. The Candles are lit, the garlands are hung, presents are wrapped and the clock is ticking down to midnight. Eve is waiting for Christmas Day to begin. Stitched with DMC and touches of gold metallic on weeks 32ct Mocha hand-dyed linen, she is wearing a red flower hat decorated with a striped bead. A gold bow bead holds the bead garlands in place - and notice her festive green tail!

    This is Nan's final Gingerbread Christmas Mouse... so Eve finishes this delightful set of charming mice. The kit includes color cover, graph and instructions for stitching and finishing, along with the green tail, button base, beads, red glass flower and gold bow bead. A sweet ornament for your tree!

  • Christmas Snowfall Biscornu - A 3-1/4 inch biscornu cushion, stitched on both sides, this is covered with Nan's pretty lacy snowflakes, red flowers, greenery and flowing ribbons. She has white and gold beads everywhere and iridescent snowflake sequins decorating all the corners. Stitched on 32ct Natural linen with bits of DMC and metallic, (all available separately) the chart comes with the beads and snowflake sequins. Just a pretty little thing - this is also small enough to be a hanging ornament.
Pastel Ornaments from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more   Pastel Ornaments #1 Christmas House from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Pastel Ornaments from Country Cottage Needleworks
Nikki is beginning a new 12-part set of ornaments - first one ships this December of 2023. They will be all different sizes, and we know they are on 32ct Beautiful Beige Linen but beyond that, we don't have many details! She'll be featuring her Mom's floss - Classic Colorworks - for the entire series.

One chart each month till next Dec... these first two look darling! #1 is called Christmas House, measures 55w x 52h, and uses mostly Classic Colorworks with a bit of DMC thrown in. We'll begin an auto-ship... you are welcome to choose any fabric you like... and we'll be gathering thread sets as well. More info as details release!

Sweet Petites from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Sweet Petites
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has released her 10th 'Petites' design - this one celebrates Sweets of the Christmas season.

Same 39 x 39 size... this joins a really cute collection of seasonal smalls. Presented as the chart of 4 designs.

White Pine Felt Ornaments Kit Contents from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more White Pine Felt Ornaments from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more White Pine Felt Ornaments
from Rachel's of Greenfield
Rachels of Greenfield has a new set of charming retro-flavored felt applique ornaments. We have several other fun sets, Gnomes and Forest Critters pictured here... and this set of birds and a deer join them. Offered as complete kits, you get the wool pieces and actual sized cutting templates for them to cut your individual pieces, and necessary flosses.

Follow the colored diagrams inside the kit for placement... each mitten or stocking ornament can be finished leaving the 'top' open to hold money or gift cards from Santa! Straight or Blanket Stitches - you decide - either way these are fun to make and make you feel good!

Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna
Mani di Donna's charming Christmas music box sewing set is in the shop. We have the stitched piece, and it plays 'Let it Snow' while the green tree topper rotates and enchants! Her companion to the Ghostly Music Box Set, which plays 'The Addams Family,' this set includes the charts to stitch the box, and matching needle and scissor cases, along with the stiff finishing pieces, templates for topper pieces, and the actual music movement.

Let it Snow features Santa in his sleigh flying through a snowy sky. Like the Ghostly one, the stitching on this is about 30 x 130 - so just 2 x 8. You construct the drum base shape, put the music box inside (little crank pokes through the bottom so you can wind it), and then construct the topper felt cushion. Absolutely too stinkin' cute for words - this is exactly the kind of thing your grand-kids will remember seeing every year... and wanting to wind it! Over-the-top cool and fun. You'll need a 13 x 18 cut of 32ct Cocoa linen, a few flosses, a few beads, and wool schnigglet cuts for the toppings.

Presenting the 2022 Set of Curly Girls... click for more
From Left: Just Be, Be Inspired, Be a Friend, Be Amazing.
New Sticks Designs Have Arrived from Mill Hill!
Four cute, colorful 'Be Uplifting' cross-stitch designs bring a smile to your face and happy thoughts to your head. Mill Hill has a great collection of kits by artist 'Sticks' that they have adapted to cross stitch, and embellished with just a few glass beads. Stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and garnished with Mill Hill's beads, these finish approx 7 inches square.

Always super colorful, always inspirational in subject, we have several of these stitched in the shop - and they are always noticed. Lots of stitching, the paper makes an easy background to work on...complete kits contain the chart, paper, threads, beads and needle. Make sure you look at the others released over the years - really nice offerings.

Winter Seasonal Thread Pack from Little House Needleworks - click to see more Winter Seasonal Thread Pack from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
Winter Seasonal Thread Pack from Little House Needleworks
Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks and Classic Colorworks Flosses is doing a 4-Seasons set of thread packs. 'Winter' - releasing late October 2023 - is the first of the 4. You get her chart... she describes the cover pic as a 'nice computer image'... along with 6 full skeins of her CC hand-dyed floss. We are not aware that any of the colors are new... just pretty colors you'll probably use in other designs as well.

You have enough thread to stitch the design on just about any count you want. She suggests a blue-grey or dark beige fabric so that the snow shows up. Stitch count is 101 x 78. No word on release of the other three designs and threads... but I have no doubt they'll be the same size and compliment this one. (Auto-ship is available on them!) The threads regularly run $2.60 per skein, so effectively, that cute little chart is costing you $.40!

The Good Shepherd by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Plenty & Gracet by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Plenty & Grace Sampler and The Good Shepherd Sampler from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
Brenda Keyes has two new samplers... both offered in chart format; we like to stitch ours over one thread on 28 Lugana or with half stitches over two. Charming motifs and houses, the border on the Shepherd reminds me of the marks on a ruler! Always coded for DMC, her pieces are simple and pretty - but we notice that she is using some hand-dyed threads now. Due in the shop anyday, we can't wait to get the models stitched.

Plenty & Grace measures 12-1/2 x 9-3/4 on 14/28 - but if you do the over one, you can get it down to 6 x 5!
The Good Shepherd measures 175 x 177 - so 12-1/2 on that 28, but again - it could be 6 x 6-ish too! Brenda suggests these are easy to stitch and rates them as great projects for beginning stitchers. (But I'm an old stitcher, and I like them too!)
Smart Punch Needles - click to see more Smart Punch Needles - click to see more
Smart Punch Needles
We have a new Punch Needle option! They describe their little gems with lots of important details:
Smart punch is ergonomically designed with a larger handle to reduce the risk of tendonitis, pain of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Designed for comfortable punching, you will also enjoy the thumb indentation on the front of the punch needle that lines up perfectly with the front, beveled edge, of your needle, always keeping it in the proper punching position. With five different loop heights that can be easily adjusted you will find yourself creating beautiful punch needle projects in no time at all.

Smart Punch comes with the most commonly used medium size needle, needle threader and even an extra needle. You will be able to put 2 strands of 8 or 12 wt perle cotton through this needle or 4-6 strands of floss. The needle comes with a punch needle lesson and great tips and hints along with some Do's and Don'ts!

New 2023 Curly Girls... click for more
New Curly Girls from Mill Hill
Curly Girls excels at motivational and cheerful messaging! Charming new designs put into Cross Stitch by the Mill Hill people are now available. Joining our 12 collections of 48 kits so far... here are the next 4. Presented as complete kits of chart, flosses, a few beads and 28ct linen (the correct size for the beads) each will finish about 5 x 5. We special order the frames for these as well... just an FYI. Shown from left to right above:
  • Four Legs - Some friends have to walk on four legs just so they can carry around such big hearts. Just makes you love your kitty and doggie all the more!
  • Look Within - Just like garden seeds - Turn your face toward the sun and remember you have it all inside of you!
  • Make Lemonade - Preheat the oven! Kind of a get ready to life's successes... you can do it!
  • Absolutely - We must absolutely do what we love, or we run the risk of doing nothing at all. Which means that Cross Stitch is your lifesaver! Check out that busy tool box full of life's adventures and loves!

Laundry... Again?... from New York Dreamer - click to see more Home is Where the Fabric and Floss Are from New York Dreamer - click to see more
Two Designs just for fun from New York Dreamer
  • Laundry... Again? - Something cute to stitch for your laundry area! Might give you a reason to smile when you're all bent over pulling stuff out of the washer and realizing that someone left a Kleenex in a pocket and you have white flakes stuck on everything! Presented as a chart, stitched with DMC, it finishes about 5-1/2 x 7 on 16/32ct.
  • Home is Where the Fabric and Floss Are - Might be cute to hang in your stitching room! I like this pinch tray finishing idea - makes it a fun piece to store your scissors and project threads while you're working. Stitched with Weeks and DMC, it measures 154 x 76. You might want an extra inch or two of fabric around your edges to ensure you have enough for tray finishing.

Perfect Match from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more Cats and a Sea from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more Everyone Needs an Owl from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more 10 Rainbow Bookmarks from Artmishka Cross Stitch - click to see more
Perfect match, Everyone Needs an Owl, Cats and the Sea, 10 Rainbow Bookmarks from Artmishka Cross Stitch
We have 18 new Charts in the Shop by Artmishka Designs of Italy! I couldn't put them all here... so how about 4 as a preview? Visit our interior Artmiska Page for the rest! All are presented as charts with a big, clear colorful pic on the chart front, and very clear multiple pages of the charts inside. All coded for DMC.
  • Perfect Match - Isn't this little guy the cutest? He knows he fits right in! Approx 11 x 7 on 14/28, coded for DMC. You could even leave off the words and you'd know what it 'says!'
  • Cats and a Sea - Love that water of hearts! A pair of kitties reflecting on life and love... this measures approx 8-1/2 inches square (round!) on 16/32 ct. DMC.
  • Everyone Needs an Owl - What a darling collection of little birds! Someone for everyone! Each owl measures about 40 x 50 in stitch count - so only about 2-1/2 x 3 on 16/32ct. Perfect for individual stand-up blocks or little individual cushions... you can even arrange these into a long row or tall skinny piece! DMC, choose your favorites or stitch them all!
  • 10 Rainbow Bookmarks - Don't stitch these to hide in a book... forget the bookmark idea and make these into larger pieces - make pillows, or basket bandings, or little cushions... anything! Do 20ct over 2 with metallics... do 28ct over one. What I like about it is the fact that you get 10 super-colorful repeating patterns to stitch over and over again to make anything! DMC.

UB Design So Oder So Book - click for a larger view UB Design Hallo Fruhling Book - click for a larger view> UB Design Wintersterne Book - click for a larger view
Six New Books by UB Design
Oh, we love Ulrika's design style, and her publications! We have quite a page full of them, but here are 6 new ones! She publishes groupings of designs in 30 to 70 page books, thick glossy pages, gorgeous photographs and beautiful, huge colorful charts in each. She's pretty good at taking smaller elements out of her main designs and showing you different ways to finish and present them.

She has a lovely contemporary style, but some of them are old fashioned and charming too. In the Hallo Fruhling book, there is a lovely wild flower bouquet, along with polka dot and floral bunnies! Enjoy your browse!
Handy 3-Inch Corner Gauges - click for more Handy 3-Inch Corner Gauges
Something fun to stuff into your stitching tote, these handy wooden boards measure three inches in size. Align it with the corner of your fabric, and it will show you your starting place three inches in and three inches down.

We chose some vintage dry goods shop artwork for ours... I like the color variation from the lazer etching on the wood. Makes a great stitcher-friend gift!
2023 Down Under Santas from Mill Hill - click for more

Presenting the Mill Hill 2023 Annual Santas - This Year from Down Under!
Australia is the place to be this year. With these new annual Santas, at least we know he's visited there.. and he's an animal lover! We have Koala Santa, Kiwi Santa and Kangaroo Santa and each has an animal or two for company.This is the 25th Annual Trio. Best to reserve now, as they go fast!
Each kit comes with the chart, 14ct perforated paper, DMC floss and Mill Hill beads. This set finishes about 4-1/2 inches high.

The 2023 Christmas Series Button & Beaded Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Joy, Bird Feeder, Winter Greens, Village Physician, Amaryllis and Christmas Greetings
The Mill Hill 2023 Annual Christmas Button & Bead Kits are Here.
Complete kits to stitch the 5 x 5 designs contain the chart, beads, 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses and the new JABCO buttons! Frames for each are available separately by order. Individual fabric cuts are also available below so you can stitch on Linen if you choose.
The Winter Holiday Ornament Collection for 2023 from Mill Hill - click for more
From Left: Sweet Sheep, Gift Trio, Holly Believe, Canada Goose, Baking Spirits Bright, Fishing Penguin.
The Mill Hill Winter Holiday Ornament Collection for 2023
Another cute set of 2 x 3 or 3 x 3 ornament and magnet-sized designs. Kits include Beads, treasures, perforated paper, magnet, floss, needles, chart and instructions. Simply cut the paper off right outside the design - and you're finished! (Don't use your delicate embroidery scissors to cut. Choose something a little more heavy duty - like our Dr Slick SN65 synthetic scissors - larger handles, they are super-duper and will even cut leather!)

Summer Quakers from Lila's Studio The Lord's Prayer from Lila's Studio Mary Jane's Motifs from Lila's Studio
New Designs from Lila's Studio
  • Summer Quakers - Love this! A charming seaside village perched beside the busy sea! There is a ship arriving, and we are treated to all the 'busy-ness' below the water's surface! Next, all is surrounded by glorious Quaker-inspired sampler motifs - making an elegant and involved border. Notice the crabs and lobster in it? Measures 267 x 216 - so it finishes approx 15 x 12 on 36ct. Hand-dyed fabric in the picture is Fibre On A Whim's Latte - which is a gret neutral color. Coded for DMC.
  • The Lord's Prayer - The favorite prayer quietly stitched in DMC on a neutral background. This measures 238 x 296 - so about 13 x 16 on 36ct.
  • Mary Jane's Motifs - This is a set of pin cushions done from motifs taken from a larger antique sampler. Super classic urn and floral designs... you can change colors if need be - these aren't too involved, so that isn't hard. They are just classic, simple rpetty designs that caught my eye!

Peter Pumpkin Eater from Ingleside Imaginarium - click to see more Millie Melon Eater from Ingleside Imaginarium - click to see more Millie Melon Eater and Peter Pumpkin Eater
from Ingleside Imaginarium
Oh my gosh, these are the CUTEST little opossoms enjoying fruits of the season! Little baby Millie has been munching on her sweet summer melon... and I bet she's nice and cool sitting right in it! Peter looks as pleased as pie... he's so lucky that he ran into an unattended pumpkin on someone's front porch! (We had something eat all our pumpkins we left outside last Fall ... I bet we made our yard critters as happy as these!)

Anyway, presented as charts, each finishes about 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 32ct linen, and uses both DMC and a smattering of hand-dyed flosses. I think these are charming and so unique, just love 'em!

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!

Needle Print & Play Ear-resistable Rabbit from Val's Just Another Button Company - click to see more Needle Print & Play Hearts & Flowers from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Needle Print & Play Home of the Free from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Needle Print & Play Beachy Christmas Joy Just Another Button Company - click to see more
Needle Print & Plays from Just Another Button Company
Cecile at Just Another Button Company is a whiz with her business printer machine. She has figured out a way to run perforated paper through her printer. (This is a 'don't do this at home' kind of thing!) She has designed backgrounds, then cross stitch designs to go over the backgrounds, and then added her hand-made polymer clay buttons to embellish each. Absolutely enchanting, we loved having the models in the shop when she came for a She Shed Retreat a few weekends ago.

These are hard to explain, but I hope you can see from my pics what I am talking about. You see part of the design stitched, you see part of the exposed paper, but what she's done, is printed a back-sheet to put behind your paper to cover the unstitched holes - so you don't really SEE the paper! (You can see this in detail when you go to our JABC page and click on each individual deesign.) Look at 'Wicked' - it's a really good example - behind the paper you stitched on is another printed sheet that mimics the design so the moon is yellow and the sky is black - with no paper holes to see!
Needle Print & Play Beachy Christmas Noel from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Needle Print & Play October Moon Light from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Needle print & Play Wicked Flight from Just Another Button Company - click to see more
Really fun, clean, colorful and creative, the stitching on these is pretty minimal, so especially after button attachment - you get a lot of 'visual bang for your buck!' Each design comes with the printed paper, printed backsheet, chart, and buttons. You add bits of floss from your stash. Ready for framing when you're finished, they are all super cute, and all finish somewhere around 4 x 5 x 6.
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