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Freedom to Stitch... and The Right to Bear Needles!... Our May 2021 Secret Needle Night Kit
Seems like a timely thing to profess these days! July 4th is right around the corner - hopefully this May's Secret Needle Night design will put you in that summer mood! The verse came from Frank Bielec of Mosey 'n Me... we used it on Camp Wannasew T-Shirts years ago, and have always loved the sentiment. So, I charted it and added a billowing fIag.
We chose 18ct natural Linen, and stitched with Rainbow Gallery's Fyre Werks metallic ribbon and regular 'ol retro colors of DMC #5 Pearl Cotton. A pretty quick-stitch, kit includes the linen, needle and threads.
Sneak Peeks of the New coming from Jeannette Douglas the end of May!
4 Small stitching projects are coming and we love them all!
Several New Cross Stitch Arrivals from Teresa Kogut
Ms Teresa has been busy charting up a storm for us... of note are Wilbur and Tilly (previously released in Punch Needle) in CROSS STITCH! Her newest Punch Needle designs - Sweet Land and Folk Quilt Stars - are featured farther down.
New Punch Needle Arrivals from Teresa Kogut
Our Famous Annual Fabric Scrap Bags
Because we custom cut fabric pieces in the shop, we always end up with a fantastic tub full of odds and ends of beautiful cross stitch fabrics. So... a representative pic here... our Fabric Scrap Bags are packaged by the 1/2 pound. You get 30-40 small cuts of various fabrics - all different counts, colors and little odd sizes. Most run in the 4 to 6 to 7-ish-inch area... you might get lucky with a 9 x 9 of something, but generally these are all smaller than that.
We don't label them... so what you get is a lovely surprise of little treasures for pin cushions, needle books and ornaments. It takes months and months to gather enough scraps for these... and they aren't around very long each year. So Grab While You Can!
Craft Room My Love
from Cuore e Batticuore
This is such a cute little piece.... it needs to hang in your *Crafting Place of Honor!* There is a tiny hoop, cute pin cushions, a bitty sewing machine, scissors and skeins of yarn... If you're not into doing the whole piece, just pick out motifs and make little pin cushions out of them.
The entire stitch count is pretty big - 287 x 182 (18 x 11!) - so those smaller projects sound kind of good! Presented in a chart by Cuore e Batticuore, it calls for DMC flosses.
New Patrioics from Heartstring Samplery - Due Any Day!
from Barbara Ana
This is a wistfully pretty piece - obviously our girl has a head full of dreams - just like the title of the piece announces! Stitched on a deep blue fabric (or choose anything you like), it is all worked with DMC floss, and finishes approx 8-1/2 x 4-/12 on 32ct. (The Stitching with the Housewives girls dye a lot of this color - they use a RIT dye from the grocery store!!!)
Anyway, this design is fun... stitch it for the happy Dreamer in your life! I love everything about it!
Acts of Kindness Pinkeep
from Scattered Seed Samplers
Isn't this a sweet thing? A small 3-1/2 x 5 cushion, it is stitched with either DMC or hand-dyeds.
Gentle Art Simply Wools would be awesome on this as well - make those bunnies a little furry. Can you see that tiny bunny on there bringing the big rabbit the tulip? Offered as a chart.
*Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink!* Isn't this a happy piece? It has a coconut drink with a little umbrella for that sunshine, palm fronds and a darling handmade polymer clay flamingo pin!
Paola's piece is stitched on a pale green fabric color using DMC flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 7 on 16/32ct, and the flamingo button is included with the chart! Happy sunshine with a little pink!
Brightly Colored Needle Tins!
Don't you just want to soak up all these colors? Magnetic Needle Tins complete with matching Stitch Dots... each measures 1 x 3 x less than 1/2 an inch.
Lids slide off... just a great way to store needles.
Presenting Red White & Bloom from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais has released info about her next set of *seasonal smalls* - they companion Love Notes and Jelly Bean jubilee. Red White and Bloom includes a Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, busy little bumbler bees, cheery sunflowers and even a family of eagles. All the designs are small, but Brenda promises that they'll make a big statement when you display them together in a tray or basket. (She says it is delightfully fun to find little trinkets and decorations to include with the cushions because it really makes your stitching POP!)
All garden-y in theme, Lady Liberty has sunflowers as tall as she is, Sam is fashioned to look like a garden Whirli-gig, and his hat is even a planter. A bunting-draped watering can is home to a another sunflower, and the Mom and Dad eagles are perched and waiting for a festive party! Lots of the same colors of flosses are called for in both patterns, so no need to buy more thread. (Onyx, Pea Coat, Red Rocks, Grits, Oscar, Pamlico, Blue Suede, Grecian Gold, 611, 712, 3771 and 3778.
Happy Birthday America! from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais is previewing another little chart design - a miniature stitched birthday cake to America - featuring a very festive eagle! (But... you could finish this as a small pin cushion as well.) Measuring just 3-1/2 inches round on 36ct linen, it is stitched with bits of DMC floss and hand-dyeds of Grits, Palomino, Loden, Pea Coat, Red Rocks, Blue Suede and Grecian Gold.
Brenda is supplying her alphabet-printed linen you see on the drum sides in the chart. The featured trim is by Lady Dot - Vintage Mini Pom, which is available separately. The chart gives sources for the 2 x 4 cardboard 'cake box' form, and the candle-stick wooden 'cake plate' base. Brenda says her finishing instructions will give you a 'prefectly-shaped cake with no wonky bumps or lumps... super easy, and no sewing machine required!'
New Arrivals from Stitching With The Housewives
Fun New Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
Oh gosh these are so much fun to stitch... you transfer on the design, and then just regular straight stitching with a few Lazy Daisies... and PRESTO... a pretty towel nobody wants to use!
But DO use them, they are nice towels, and they'll make you feel good! Towels come with the pattern to transfer on (use our Sulky Stick 'n Stitch transfer film), the flosses and rik-rak for the edge trims.
New Summer Designs Coming
from Hands On Design
New Heart in Hand Arrivals
Cecelia Turner has released several cute new things... all available in leaflet form... here we go!
Wow... We have a new shipment of FLAX for Spring and Summer 2021!
Last year was kind of a 'bust' for needing fun and new clothing... we really missed going to Market to see the new lines. (Welllll, there WAS no Market and there was no new) But Spring is here... we're getting our feet wet again, and filling a few of our racks with some bright Azure Blue, andMagenta!
We have three colors of cotton/linen denim Jean Jackets, and some super-fun green and soft lavender stripe pieces. I didn't get a lot, just enough to freshen and excite! A few pictures here, all the details, colors, sizes, etc are on our FLAX page. Go take a peek if it interests you!
Presenting 18ct Perforated Paper by
by Mill Hill
This is a new size of paper for stitching. 14ct Perf Paper has been around for over 150 years... but this 18ct is NEW! Perfectly sized for the Petite seed beads, it comes only in white right now.
Truthfully, we have no hints as to upcoming designs... but that's no reason not to have any! Something fun and new... 2 strands of floss would work on this... see what's in your stash to try on this! Comes packaged just like the 14ct - two 9 x 12 sheets - for $5.00
Luscious Cotton Velveteens
from Lady Dot Creates
We have 12 new sets of heavy-weight hand-dyed cotton Osnaburg fabric and matching 1/4 inch cotton tape that Lois from Lady Dot has dyed. Soft, dusty colors, nothing specifically calls for these, but they were pretty, and so I bought them! (We loved the color names, too...but grape jelly reminds us that this is a soft and dusty color palette.)
3 yards of Tape along with a 22 x 18 cut of the fabric, you can make several smalls out of each packet. Most of the tapes are head-on matches to the fabrics, a few are slightly differed in shade, but all coordinate beautifully - even across the collection.
Seasonal Samplers from Tellin Emblem
This is a set of 4 small charts - each features coordinating pots of flowers surrounded by borders and alphabets. Each measures 104 in stitch count, you can stitch them in a 4-square, or long vertical or horizontal piece... whatever.
Now, LOOK at the petty pots in the centers. You could do single pin cushions of JUST those. You could do a stand-up cube with each season on a side... and work in the borders adding the season name if you want. Pretty colors, the alphabet fonts are all different - did you notice that? There are 28 different shades of DMC across the set, along with 6 more Gentle Art Hand-dyed Sampler Threads - so quite a colorful little set of designs!
More Feed Sacks
from Carriage House Samplings
Here come two more fun designs that are meant to finish into little 'sacks' to display or use! Joining the Reindeer, Sheep, Chicken and Halloween Feed sacks we already have, these two are offered as separate charts. Stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Faun hand-dyed linen, with regular DMC floss, they finish approx 8 x 9. They would be SUPER CUTE finished as directed (even the finisher's contact info is on here for you!) and filled with sand or something and used as a door stop.
What a fun and unexpected way to display your needlework! You could also make them into a little pillowcase to go over a microwaveable sack of rice or corn (or whatever you like inside yours) to use as a warming sack for cold hands and feet! A fun collection of designs so far.
Sea Box from Rovaris
Oh Look - Livia's Limited Edition Sea Tray!
New supply has arrived!
*Sea* is stitched in the middle of this charming 5 x 7-ish stitched medley of underwater critters and foliage. Seahorses, a crab, and a big octopus... it's a busy little underwater scene.
Along with the chart, you get this cool 7 x 7 x 2-ish inch wooden tray. It features that display area for your stitched cushion, and three holes to hold your needlework implements.
Livia is including the striped finishing fabric you see, and a bunch of cute seaside charms that are dangling there off the cushion. The two included wood tools supplied are one seam ripper and one frogger.
from Threadwork Primitives
That same blackbird checking his plentiful horn-of-clovers.
Finishes 5 x 7 on 32ct Picture This Plus' Legacy - Onyx, Garrison green, Pecan, Moss and Olive.
Fun Needlework Accessories from Sampling of Memories
These Scissor, Thread and Needle Keepers feature vintage artwork from ads by DMC and Sajou. Dressed up a little with a mini-stork scissor charm, each metal square measures 1-inch in size. Pretty little do-dads to have! We'll send a combo of the two or make them match - if you have a preference for one of the other, please let us know in the order form's comments box.
Emily's Hope from The Drawn Thread
Drawn Thread's newest design is here... it's full of songbirds in their tiny garden. Measuring just 2 x 8 on 32ct, it's a bitty thing full of charm.
Each letter of HOPE has its own bird tucked between some blossoms (worked with special stitches); the E even has a baby bird in its nest. Something uplifting to stitch - make a long cushion just to perch on a windowsill! Coded for Gentle Art Sampler Threads or silks.
Carrots for Sale
from Madame Chantilly
Here's a sweet piece from Madame Chantilly - a bunny family selling their crop of carrots. Each of the components are cute, just the carrot cart by itself, but especially that little sitting rabbit... they'd make a cute pair of cushions nestled in next year's Easter Egg Basket!
Regular DMC, stitched on any white fabric, it's a generous 167 x 91 in stitch count.
Pansy Bunny and Her Pansy Rose Cube - New Spring Arrivals from Just Nan
New Arrivals from Mani Di Donna
Boardwalk Revue, Bunny Rabbit, Bee Bungalow, Acorns Among Us, and Love You This Much
from Fern Ridge Collections
The Fern Ridge ladies - Pat and Peggy - have been busy during the lock-down BEADING their fingers off! We have 5 new Peyote Beaded Fobs to prove it and 4 matching stitched needle cases! The fobs are always the showy-glitzy half of the sets, so I am cheating here and showing you the glamour and sparkle. Our models will be finished in a few weeks - at which point I'll have much more fun pics to show you, but for now... here we go!
Each of the fobs comes as its own complete kit. I have taken P & P's classes at market, and can tell you that (once you get past the first three rows of the Peyote!).... it is super-fun and the neatest thing to do. (You cannot do these in the car!) You hold this in your hand to create...and you work from the straight bottom edge up to the pointed top.
P & P present these as either a color chart to follow (I like that) or a page of horrible run-on numbers that knitters love - and know how to follow! It's just so funny to see how different minds follow instructions! So, you finish the (approx 1-1/2 inches) of flat beading, attach the top decorations and scissor clip. Then, you get to string all the flashy and cool beads all along the bottom to make that one or two-inch fringe. They give you the actual bead pictures in the instructions, so you know what (pre-labeled) beads go where. The most challenging part of the fringe is keeping the finished strands out of the way of the one you're stringing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the finished products... I'm just so impressed with myself for making them!
Three new Classic Colorworks Overdyed Flosses have finally Arrived!
Baking Tin, Vanilla Custard and Chocolate Mousse are great additions to Diane's line.
They are already in our floss 'clicky boxes' in the shopping cart, but for now, you can just order the trio to have when one of your new patterns calls for them!
The 2021 Annual Mill Hill Autumn Bead Kits Have Released!|
Wow, Plenty of time to work on these before the frigid Fall temps hit! Mill Hill has sent their collections of small 3 x 3 and larger 5 x 5 beaded-on-paper designs that are perennial favorites!
Mill Hill's Autumn 2021 Button & Bead Kits are Here!
Complete kits of chart, 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, needles and Mill Hill beads and buttons, these are a great value. Witch's Brew features a black fat cat button; Playful Cat has a bumble bee button. Spooky Gate is definitely our shop favorite - it features a skinny black cat button - and all those fantastic colors in the sky. Outdoor Adventure and Autumn Swing remind us of the great outdoors (and bugs in Oklahoma!), and Floral Pumpkin is inspiration for my front porch decorations! Each finishes about 5 x 5... and if you want to substitute linen for them - choose 28ct. We assemble our shop models into little hanging pillows.
2021 Autumn Harvest Collection from Mill Hill
These are the little 3 x 3 ornament-sized designs that are fun on your Christmas tree - or finished as magnets to cling to your frig or file cabinet. Complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, you get the paper, chart, beads and threads, along with the needles. The little moon is cute - it matches the bigger pumpkin from last year. Rosie Racoon is darling! Fall Flamingo goes with the summer one we already have! Pumpkin Delivery is ready for the Guiness Book of World Records - that pumpkin must weigh a ton! Fall Fun has a sign to the corn maze, and Halloween Owl has that spindly little spider friend!
The Rainbow Bridge for Cats and Dogs
from AB Designs
These are darling, colorful designs for something that I just can't even THINK about!
Amy has separate charts for cats and dogs, and gives you three different shapes and colors of animals to help you personalize yours.
Stitched in DMC or Weeks hand-dyed flosses, I love how she's kept the collars and used them on the pillows.
Announcing AB Designs' next 2021 Stitch-along - A Year of Snowfriends!
This monthly series will begin this June. Amy will begin with the main chart and July. Then, every other month, you'll get two more charts, till it finishes next year. Charts include embellishments.
The sample is stitched on Weeks 20ct Tin Roof hand-dyed linen, but we think 18ct Natural will work well too. You can use floss - or bits of your #5 Pearls left over from stockings and other fun projects you've finished!
Our Warm & Wooly auto is finished... so this is next year's project!
A New Star is Born from MTV Designs
This is an elegant 'mattress' pin cushion by MTV Designs. I don't know how to describe the shape except to tell you it is curvy - kind of fluted - and it has a center 'button' that is stitched. Worked on 32ct linen with Weeks flosses of Lancaster Red, Olive, Pumpkin, Turquoise and Curry, it looks to have 6 'sides'... and it finishes approx 4 inches across and an inch high.
Our charts come with the three Murano Glass pins you see in the pic... Maria sent assorted colors of those - but all match the thread colors. Just a beautiful, unusual little thing... presented in a chart with lots of finishing photos and those lovely pins!
Holiday Berries, Mary Broom 1824, and Sarah Jackson from The Scarlett House
Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House has three new releases!
Rabbits & Rabbits & Rabbits from Ink Circles
April, May and June are on the calendar, but their rabbits are already here! Sweet little 3-inch cushions, each is a geometric repeat all the way around. Ink Circles is doing a year of rabbits - you can stitch them all together or make smalls.
Presented in individual small charts - you can get those on our auto-ship, or get just your individual favorites. We do have the Lady Dot Creates trim and finishing kits for these cushion options, so you can have that orange and white gingham, the lace and the apricot mini-poms shown!
Rose Cottage Sampler Pinkeep and Holly Basket Sewing Roll from Stacy Nash Primitives
Stacy Nash has more neat designs that have just released...
Presenting Caroline Amelia Trowell
from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais his released a new sampler reproduction! Originally stitched by 10-yr old Caroline - a shepherd's daughter. Brenda tells us about Caroline, her family, where she lived and the significance of some of the motifs she chose for her sampler. The are photos of the original antique sampler in the leaflet as well.
Packed with sweet motifs, there are 3 'sections' to this... lots of opportunity for small cushion take-outs... and a pretty sawtooth border.
Stitched on 40ct hand-dyed linen by Seraphim, we have SEVERAL color options by Seraphim in various counts... so I am sure we can find you something lovely. Brenda uses a medley of DMC solids and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.
Sarah Macgregor's Sampler: The Lords Prayer AND Choose Your Own Adventure: Sarah's Worke from Shakespeare's Peddler
Collections of Antiques
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Theresa has 5 small charts so far showing little collections of antique what-nots. Bunnies & Baskets is the newest.
Each measures 80 x 90 in stitch count, and they are all stitched with only one color of a hand-dyed thread. Theresa is big on suggesting you use whatever colors and fabrics YOU like, to make them your own.
Souvenirs of Summer
Souvenirs of Summer
from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma are treating us to another re-print of this awesome book that is full of patriotic and summer designs!
Our supply has arrived, and will be shipping shortly!
from Marjorie Massey
Here's another delightful quaker-inspired sampler by Marjorie Massey. It'd be neat hanging in a mountain cabin because it features deer, evergreens, squirrels and acorns, and it has a 'coverlet feel' to it because of the reverse alphabet at the bottom.
Stitched in only one or two colors - choose a hand-dyed that you like against a background fabric that you like - absolutely nothing is called on the chart! Put your family initial in the center circle... and you know what? You can even change the alphabet to spell anything else besides THE ALPHABET! Stitch count is approx 170 x 200, the chart is nice and big, and she does have it printed in two colors of ink.
Intense Color from Autumn Lane Stitchery
Wowza! New designs by Autumn Lane Stitchery - you are in for an explosion of color with these! You can just FEEL the potions flying around in the air, and you can HEAR all the swooshing and bubbling and screeching going on. Each one of these is busy and vibrant.
All four are presented as leaflets offering huge charts along with a colored master chart. They are all the same stitch count - 140 x 196. Coded for DMC - they all use fun, unusual colors of hand-dyed linens - which can lead to a witch-hunt of it's own! Designed by Aaron Houston - he used to be a comic book artist in his former life!
Erica Michaels has been busy with new releases... all are waiting for your stitching fingers!
New Arrivals from Accoutrements
Wow... I need these Ruby slippers to transport me to the seashore so I can enjoy the palm trees and flamingos! Jeweled need minders with super-duper strong magnets attached... you can always find a place for another one of these! The flamingo is 3 inches tall, but the rest are smaller - an inch or two at best. Just love 'em all!
Heartstring Samplery's Sunday Stitches Series is Underway.
Several hymns are here... don't know if you've missed any of them thus far, but we are being treated to one 'new' old hymn each month. Presented as charts, Beth Twist's designs are worked on all different fabrics - so you can choose what YOU like best - and she's chosen softly hand-dyed threads from Classic, Gentle Art and Weeks - but offers DMC conversions as well.
Each piece finishes approx 4 x 7 on 36/18ct or 6 x 10 on 14. The other 9 coming in the next 9 months will all be surprises... but we'll have them all! Join our monthly auto-ship, or just pick up your favorites as they come out.
New Arrivals from JBW Designs
Judy Whitman has several new things...
Baked With Love
from New York Dreamer
This is a stitched rolling pin cover! It has little valentine cookies on it, along with sugar and flour and it says *Baked With Love.* Stitched on 16/32ct with DMC or hand-dyeds, it's actually pretty cute, and will fit around a classic 18-inch rolling pin.
I do have to share... when I opened The Silver Needle 37 years ago - in 1984 - I carried little Aida cloth blanks to stitch and cover wooden rolling pins! We sold a TON of them. So here I am, 37 years later, still at it I guess! This chart is a little expensive though... be aware of that, but otherwise... what a fun gift for a baker!
Sit and Stitch and Fall is in the Air from Little House Needleworks
A pair of new arrivals by Little House Needleworks, both are presented as charts.
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis' delightful artwork is all over this box top and sides, along with more cute matching designs for ornaments, git tags and stand-ups. 'Santa Claus is coming' is featured atop a 7-inch plain paper box, and reindeer race around the sides. Every design in here is so cute and colorful, I don't know which one I like the best. If you stitch them all, you'll need a 1/4 yard of fabric and lots of DMC.
Complete finishing and assembly instructions are included in here - pages and pages, pictures and pictures! Of course, nothing says you have to finish any of these designs like the pics... but the book offers really nice suggestions and lessons. The little reindeer around the box are all slightly different, the rocking horse measures about 4 x 5
Elf On The Shelf
from Fairy Wool in the Wood
We're a little 'off-season' right now for this little guy - but ARE WE? Hmmmm.... by Fairy Wool in the Wood, this cute little design should remind you all year long of what Santa is seeing!
9 x 100 In stitch count, it is presented as a chart with a key charm and two little jingle bells, and coded for 10 shades of DMC floss. Don't know how long this little guy will be around!
For a Few Weeks... More PRIM Finishing Packs
from Lady Dot Creates
A little treat from market last week... we have a few of Lois's finishing assortment packs of hand-dyed velveteens, ribbons, trims and buttons that will all coordinate to finish several small projects.
A PRIM theme, everything in here is black, taupe or cream, it all goes together and so will back and trim about 3 to 6 pin cushions/fobs/cases. The idea here is to provide you with a quick grab-n-go assortment that goes together. 3 Velveteens are about 10 inches square, 5 trims and ribbons - 24 inches each.
Stars & Stripes Forever and American Sampler House
from Annie Beez Folk Art
Here are two pieces that just might get you into the mood for the 4th Of July! By Annie Beez, they both feature cool house and neat billowing flags... I like them both!
Lobstah Dinnah Ornament
from The Elegant Thread
This is the CUTEST thing! By The Elegant Thread, stitch this cute little red lobster - he's 2 x 3 - and put him inside his mesh cage - he's ready to bring home for dinner! (Or you can hang him on your Christmas Tree, or perch him somewhere in your kitchen!)
Presented as a complete kit, you are stitching him over one thread on 22ct hand-dyed aqua blue linen. It's a pretty coarse weave, so it's not hard to see. Next, sew him together into a little pillow - the red and cream checkered backing fabric and interfacing are included. Then, roll the plastic mesh - included - into his trap, tie him inside there with the bit of included twine... and you're finished! This is SO creative and cute... I'm in the middle of nowhere in Oklahoma... I've never set lobster traps in my life, but even I know this is *a winnah!*
Gingerbread Valley Series from Blackberry Lane Designs
Marie Driskill has been busy designing gingerbread house ornaments! You see several pics here... Peppermint Candy is both the front and back of the same house! Sugared Gumdrops is her second house-in-progress - and you are seeing only the front of it so far.
So... Peppermint Candy is stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus. It measures approx 4 x 4, and is FULL of charming design detail! The chimney is a cupcake... and can you see the elf climbing on the roof? On the front side, you can see him just to the right of the cupcake - I think he's sneaking a snack. The front is decorated with a clay wreath on the door, tiny gingerbread cookies, and snowy evergreen tree buttons - all are made by Just Another Button Company and Puntini. Now, look at the back of the house... there's the little guy on the roof again!
We have the set of hand-made clay buttons featured on both the front and back of this house all gathered together. A peppermint, wreath, 2 gingerbread cookies, 2 evergreen trees and two hand-made gifts - they are lovingly made by Just Another Button Company and Puntini Puntini!
The cutest miniature gumdrop beads are included with the chart - Marie has used them on her hanger - they are cute enough to eat - so keep them away from little fingers and mouths!
Sugared Gumdrops' house is an A-Frame gingerbread house. Marie is still working on the backside of that house... so it's still a surprise. BOTH front and back of this house will also be in this chart! Buttons are available separately... and we have them. (Not enough info about Sugared Gumdrops selection yet.)
Creepy Pumpkin Stackers
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Wow. this is a creative way to finish your stitching! Pam and Susan have designed three various-sized stitched pumpkins and then shown you how to finish/assemble them for a cute stacking Halloween display. The feature is the ANTIQUE WOODEN SPOOL they are stacked around! You can choose any three colors of fabric you like for your pumpkins - they tell you how to adjust the templates if you change from the 32ct Weeks Chestnut, Tiger's Eye and Cappucino choices used.
Stitching is done with Weeks, Gentle Art and Kreinik threads, with some Mill Hill beads and a JABCO spider button. (You can get creative from your stash with creepies to embellish this too!) Next, assemble the pumpkins - you are leaving the centers open - and then placing them over the spool to stand up! FOR NOW the antique spools are included with the charts - so neat!
from Reflets de Soie
Isabelle of Reflets de Soie has yet another over-the-top elegant beaded pincushion creation. Stitched entirely in petite glass beads, you're doing only half stitches with one strand of thread over 2 on 35ct linen. (I haven't tried it, but you can probably do these on 18ct Aida - but you might need the curve of the cushion stuffing to make the fabric convex so the beads lay properly.)
Presented as the chart with beads, Isabelle has sorted and labeled all the beads, so you're ready to go. Tournesol Bleu measures just 69 x 69 stitches - so under 4 inches in size, and she's finished it into a biscornu shape.Talk about an elegant cushion! The metallic beads just glisten - like the reflecting gold leaf on the display plate!
Monthly Trios: July, August & September
from Waxing Moon Designs
Three 4 x 5 designs to celebrate Wintery-weather, these might all be cute finished on three different sides of a block stand-up!
Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, garnish the box top with cotton snowballs!
Lighting the Way and Lost and Found from Silver Creek Samplers
New Designs from October House
4 New Charts from Plum Street Samplers' Paulette Stewart
Be Kind Sampler
from Stacy Nash Primitives
Be kind to one another, this is a world of care and there is enough of needful woe for every one to bear. An old verse with Stacy's new border design and big house.
Finishes about 8 x 10 - probably 36ct Weeks Cocoa - and it uses Weeks hand-dyed cottons of Oscar, Baked Apple, Battleship, Cherub, Charcoal, Straw, Oilcloth, Confederate Gray and Sanguine.
New Lovelies From La D Da!
Spring Scamper from Luminous Fiber Arts
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST! What a wild ride everyone is enjoying! *It's time for Spring Scamper, the annual race through the tulips to see who is the fastest! The bunny and chick are leaping into the lead, while their friends race to catch up in their carrot-mobile. A chick in a radish plane (that is the best part!) flies overhead towing the race banner while tossing carrots like confetti down on the competitors! What a charming scene!
Presented as a chart, this measures 111 x 266 - so it'll finish approx 7 x 16 on 32ct. Worked with hand-dyeds and lots of DMC, I just love it. You COULD do this on 18ct linen and use #5 Perle Cotton... like the Bent Creek globe kits or the Shepherd's Bush stockings... then finish it into a glorious big couch pillow... it'd measure 12 x 30! (take a ton of thread... but how fun anyway!)
Enjoy several other new designs when you click through!
Jeannine McGowan of The Blue Flower has some pretty new designs:
A Time for all Seasons Series
from Cottage Garden Samplings
We didn't know there was going to be a set of 12 of these. #1 January's It's Snow Time and #2 February's Love is in the Air are both here! Same stitch count size - 100 x 130 - both are stitched on a medium-ish hand-dyed fabric color - something to highlight the white colors in each.
We have no idea if they'll all be on this same background or not... so maybe just collect patterns till we know? Or just stitch only the ones you like and forget the rest? Charming so far, each is presented in a chart and coded for mostly DMC with a few hand-dyeds tossed in for fun.
Several New Arrivals from Kathy Barrick
Christmas is Coming EARLY in 2021! Prairie Schooler's 2021 Annual Santa
Presenting Prairie Schooler's 2021 Annual Santa... he normally comes out the weekend of July 4th... but HERE HE IS!
Same card format, same traditional colors... add him to your collection now, so you don't miss him this year!
Sea Life by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Oh gosh, I NEED to buy a beach house so I can stitch these kits, and have a place to display them! The newest releases by Mill Hill featuring the artwork of Laurel Burch, these are FULL of color and whimsey! Presented as full kits of chart, a smattering of Mill Hill glass seed beads, DMC flosses, and needles, each is worked on 14ct Tropical Blue Aida... so brilliant and gorgeous!
Don't be turned off by the Aida (vs linen or paper)... it is easy to see, sturdy for the beads, and just plain fun to work on! Each design finishes approx 5 x 7 and there are frames available for them as well.
Fun New Releases from Ink Circles
Look What's New From Satsuma Street! Oology! from Satsuma Street
This delightful set of 4 eggs is the perfect project for the start of Spring... and better yet, they are all presented in ONE leaflet!
Each 3 x 4 egg is stitched on 28ct linen - but Satsuma loves perforated paper as well, and these would be awesome as paper eggs too!
Coded for DMC, get out some beads and metallics if you feel like it... these gorgeous pastel eggs will be so much fun to stitch!
from Samplers Not Forgotten
Samplers Not Forgotten has released a new pin cushion design - a pretty heart-shaped floral - stitched in pale rose and moss hand-dyed cottons.
Fully kitted, it is stitched on 36ct Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed linen with Weeks flosses. The featured lace trim and ribbon for the finishing is by Lady Dot. The kit includes the chart, linen, threads, trims, the charm and the backing fabric - which you can get a glimpse of in the background of our pic. What a pretty piece!
Thistles has fun new designs!
Liezbeth is from the Netherlands...and when we took our Silver Needle/Jeannette Douglas Tulip Time River Cruise to Holland two years ago... she met our group of 90 stitchers for a day with a huge trunk show of her things. It was delightful... and a neat memory.
New Arrivals from Brenda Gervais
Newest Arrivals from Hands On Design
The French Kitchen from Hands On Design and Summer House Stitche Workes
Enjoy this neat set of designs that celebrates the bounty of the French Kitchen with the fruits and flowers of the seasons. A collaboration between Hands On Design and Summer House Stitche Workes, Cathy designed Strawberries & Mint and Apples & Sage. Beth designed Pear & Rosemary and Blueberry & Thyme. (Don't know who designed the little bucket!) Each tall sampler measures 53 x 135 - finishing approx 3 x 8 - stitched on 32ct linen. When your 4 are finished... either display them or store one or all of the 'out-of-season' panels in the cute little stitched 'bucket!' It's also perfect for storing recipe cards or chocolate!
You'll see charms dangling from the bucket - those are available for a limited time, as well as the wooden 'paddle' you see the samplers displayed on. Thread Set for entire series uses 26 skeins of Weeks hand-dyed flosses: Blackboard (4), Bluecoat Red, Capri, Carolina Cecil (2), Emerald, Glacial Melt, Grits, Kudzu, Lichen, (2), Loden, Mocha, Moss, Navy, Oilcloth (2), Red Pear, Roasted Figs, Scuppermong, Snowflake, Verdigris and Whitewash. Love it, love it!
Fragments in Time for 2021: Tales From The Sea
from Summer House Stitche Workes
The next two Fragments for 2021 have arrived!
#3 Features The Kracken - the monster of the sea - who put terror into the staunchest heart - he is lurking somewhere in the ocean depths!
#4 features the waiting wives' house... this is an 8-part set of small card designs - you can stitch them all together (see that on our auto-ship page) or you can make individual pin cushions.
A charming set... Beth Ann has done Fragments for several years... we have several past years' still available!
by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes
This has been one of Theresa Baird's exclusive class pieces that is now available in chart format. Just a gorgeous piece, Theresa's inspiration came from a Betty Ring sampler that sold at a Sotheby's auction for over a million dollars in 2012.
She was enchanted by the mansion with the cedar trees, the barnyard with the animals, the young lady sitting straight and proud atop a horse, the farmhouse on the hill, and the flanking baskets of fruits and flowers.
It measures 257 x 355, and is worked in silks. The chart is 38 pages... it is full of stitch diagram detail, and actual close-up pics of some areas. Not for the faint of stitcher - not the quickest stitch either! Just an EXQUISITE needlework design to tantalize the brave!
Please Grow and Spring is Springing from Val's Stuff
Two new arrivals by Val's stuff... they hint at Spring, but after this last February weather... who knows?
Growing Green by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
The folks at Mill Hill have released 4 new herb-inspired designs with the artwork of Debbie Mumm featured! Chives, Oregano, Basil and Rosemary - each is presented as a full kit stitched on 16ct Aida with DMC flosses and garnished with a sprinkling of glass seed beads.
Basil and Oregano are stitched on a dark brown, Rosemary and Chives are on a much lighter beige. All 4 coordinate in color - limes, soft browns, oranges and creams - and each finishes 4-1/2 inches square. Pretty for a kitchen!
Presenting Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda Gervais has just announced her newest leaflet release - Jelly Bean Jubilee! Seven cheerful bunny and bean designs - full of bright, happy colors!
Stitch them all on a fat-quarter cut of your favorite fabric... round up some cute ribbons and trims... and you'll be ready for Easter!
Presenting the Music in America Series from Ronnie Rowe
Wow... these are definitely for the serious music lover - and a serious stitcher! Ronnie Rowe is a really fun guy. I'd heard about his stuff for years... I didn't know he was a 'real person' until he showed up at market for the first time a couple of years ago! The man is eternally cheerful and assured me he was, indeed, alive! Completely talented - he sketches out all this stuff and then stitches it and charts it! Absolutely unbelievable in detail and vision, his designs will remain classics. His covers really don't do justice to the stitched pieces.
New this year are these 5 tributes to music. Each is presented as a chart and coded for just plain 'ol DMC floss. His style is to mimic pen and ink - these are so exciting, so realistic. They'd be lovely in a music room, recording studio, office, school... anywhere someone can appreciate them. They are generous in size - all around 12 x 17 (180 x 270 or 300 in stitch count) - so visually commanding!
First Frost, With This Needle, & Hop on Inn from Hands On Design
Mill Hill's Spring 2021 Bead Kits!
OK... no time for Winter-Blues... Mill Hill always releases before the seasons so we have time to get all this finished to display! All are presented as complete kits - 14ct perforated paper - they use lots of different colors of that, DMC flosses, Mill Hill Beads and the necessary needles. The Larger Buttons & Beads line finishes 5 x 5-ish, while the smaller Spring Bouquet kits are the ornament size - 3 x 3-ish.
Can't wait to get them stitched - I bet the fish and the citrus pieces glisten with awesome bright colors. And.. we love that little pink elephant! All are ready to ship and really fun to stitch. We even have small beading needle threaders that fit those tiny beading needles in the kits.
2021 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has released this year's Collector heart kit - and it's real cute!
The complete kit contains 32ct Faun hand-dyed linen from Picture This Plus, along with a smaller cut of 32ct Vintage Country Mocha for the bonus design included. The included hand-dyed flosses by Classic Colorworks will do both designs - there are 11 different shades on these. Look for the Good!
Cecelia is retiring all the rest of her previous Collector Heart kits. She's designed them for years, but fabrics come and go, and continually kitting over the years gets complicated! So.... 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 are in VERY LIMITED supply right now. We're OK with 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the time being. Any year not listed here is already sold out and retired. Clicking the link above will take you to a grouping of all of the Collector's Hearts.
To All a Good Night|
from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri have a darling new pin cushion out... and now we have lots of time before next Christmas to get it stitched to enjoy! Stitched on 32ct Natural Linen, the cushion finishes 5 x 5. Santa - complete with billowing striped hat - is flying across the sky. There are reindeer and sheep on here... an ornament and candy cane garland, even little snowman wearing a striped sweater!
Very cute, the complete kit comes with the linen, hand-dyed flosses, a few button and bead embellishments, as well as bright green fabric for your backing treatment and the most gorgeous shade of pretty red hand-dyed chenille from Lady Dot Creates. It'll be fun to have and stitch!
Honey Hill Hamlet
from Artful Offerings
Here's a very organized piece... stitched on Picture This Plus's Doubloon Linen with DMC or Gentle Art's hand-dyed flosses. You'll need Baby Spinach, Ruby Slipper, Carriage Black, Chamomile, Wood Trail, Gold Leaf, Pecan Pie and Chalk.
On 40ct, it is still quite large finishing about 7-1/2 x 10-1/2. The bees in the octagonals would make nice scissor fobs. Very patterned, very neat and tidy... pretty colors!
Let Freedom Ring from Lila's Studio
This is a beautiful piece that will finish an impressive 15 x 19 on 32ct. Released in 2017... we've had it, but I didn't pay attention to it until recently. Just lovely, Independence Hall is so pretty with the trees in the background. All the windows, the arches, the hand-dyed threads making the bricks look real... the billowing flag and cracked Liberty Bell... this piece makes quite a statement!
25 Shades of DMC along with 6 hand-dyeds... the building is Classic Colorworks Calico Kitty, and the trees are Endive, both of which require 4 skeins of thread. Lila has done an excellent job with the chart - it's huge, full of contrast and has symbols next to each other that are EASY to tell apart. Just whip this right up - it'd look great in the Family room or an office!
A Perrenial Favorite of Ours... And a Forest Grew from Rosewood Manor
Ok... pull out your DMC floss... this awesome piece uses no less than 100 of them!!! Every green you can imagine... lots of chestnuts, butterscotch, and terra cotta earth tones, this sampler is delightful to look at! Karen, the designer, says she was researching trees for samplers, and found so many different ones... that 'A Forest Grew!' Filled with so many charming details of tiny forest wildlife, and delicate, lacy trees, you just keep looking at this and finding something new all the time.
Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast Linen, this finishes an impressive 26 x 12-1/2. There are several ideas and smaller charts included to help you pull out little bits here and there, to add to a needle case somewhere, or create some bands for another sampler. So different, such pretty balance with the sizes, colors and detail! Offered as a leaflet.
Need floss? Check your stash first! Need Linen? On 32ct... you'll need 19 x 32. On 28ct ... you'll need 20 x 36. We can provide you those cuts, or 'Fat Half Yards' which measure 27 x 36... giving you enough extra linen for a couple of ornaments, pin cushions or needlecases -- in a matching fabric dye lot. Study the pattern and then decide!
The 2020 Santas and Snowmen from Jim Shore
Wow! You cleaned us out already! These are already re-ordered and anticipated re-arrival is dec 10.
What a delightful collection of paper ornaments these are! Designed by Jim Shore, each is presented as a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper with all the necessary DMC flosses and a few Mill Hill glass beads tossed in for sparkle. They finish about 3-1/2 to 4 inches high.
Really no finishing required... we put sticky felt on the backs of ours... then cut them out with cheap scissors (cause the felt is a sticky mess on the blades), and that's it. You could attach a little paper easel on the backs to make them stand-up if you like. Quite a collection of these Santas, snowmen, angels and penquins so far from Jim Shore by Mill Hill!
One Nation Under God - Liberty
from Twin Peak Primitives
This is quite the piece by Twin Peaks (all the way from The Netherlands!) Stitched on 36ct (329 x 310), it'll finish approx 18 x 18 - you won't lose THIS on the wall! The pattern refers to Rustico Aida, but also Picture This Plus's Wren color... so those should give you an idea of fabric choices.
It is coded for DMC or Weeks hand-dyed flosses - 18 different shades. It's really very pretty, and I especially like the big floral pots up by the words. (Do one of those if you haven't got time to stitch this whole thing!) And we love those billowing flags too!
Cute Variety by Susanamm Cross Stitch!
All of her designs are funky... and generally heavy on the stitch count. They are big, lots of solid worked areas, and they'll use tons of your DMC! Sometimes the charts are intense because they are so much solid stitching... but a lot of needleworkers really like that!
New Advice from Sticks and Mill Hill!
'Be the person your dog thinks you are.' 'Leave only footprints.' 'Happy Halloween' and 'Wish on a star.' Mill Hill has 4 new designs by the artist Sticks that have been converted to cross stitch.
Presented as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary DMC floss and a few Mill Hill glass beads for a little sparkle, these finish a generous 7 inches square. They do have kind of a lot of stitching on them, but WOW - the color impact is fantastic! Great artwork, cheerful designs and colors... we have 20+ designs in this collection so far, and several stitched shop models too!
MAGnificent Floor and Table LED Magnifying Lamp
This is a pretty nice lamp! It is designed to work as either a floor lamp (with two different height options), or a table style. It can go from 20 inches high to 50. The daylight-balanced LED lights provide accurate color matching - a must for needlework.
The semi-rimless magnifier lens measures almost 6-inches in diameter! Flexible gooseneck arm can reach out to 23 inches. The only cord plugs into the base. There is no cord reaching through the stick of this! Weighs about 6 pounds, white. Very Nice!
How's Your Stitching Lamp These Days?
Been burning the midnight bulbs... but need a little more UUMPH?
The Mighty Bright Rechargeable Floor Lamp
We have a new magnifying lamp... rechargeable... LED... three light levels... totally adjustable head... covered gooseneck arm! It features 2X magnification with a 5X spot lens inside the main lens. Very sleek design, the whole thing weighs 14 lbs... the cord goes up through the stick, so there is no exposed cord if you don't want one! The battery will run the lamp on high for 2-ish hours and up to 7 hours on the low setting. There is also a AC power adapter included so you CAN plug it in.
The lights adjust from warm white (closer to incandescent) to bright white (daylight balanced). It's a nice lamp. Bulbs are covered, nothing funny sticking out anywhere - very clean and sleek. We'd ordered them before everything shut down in February - sold them, and couldn't get more right away... but they are here now, and we are thrilled! Might be time for a new light in your stitching area!!!
Yes, there's even MORE!
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