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We are excited to bring you SIX designers this coming year for our Stitching Circle! Their EXCLUSIVE designs for The Silver Needle begin releasing this coming August!!! Delightful offerings every other month... till June of 2019... these ladies will do their best to design you something charming... and we'll do our best to kit it up for you and include a special, fun, bonus gift each time!
Cross stitch from Blackbird Designs Plum Street Samplers Heart In Hand designs from The Silver Needle Summer House Stitche Workes Samplers Not Forgotten logo
Reservations are open NOW for a few weeks till we are full... registering entitles you to all 6 kits. Each design will be a surprise, targeted pricing is between $38 and $50 each release. We're concentrating on pin cushion-type things... I've given the gals guidelines. Designs are not offered outside of our Circle Program. It's our 4th year to do this... we have loved every minute of it!

Past Designers (and their limited exclusives to us) Include:
Jeannette Douglas, Shepherd's Bush, La D Da, Chessie & Me, The Drawn Thread, Sam Sarah Studio, Scarlett House, Lizzie Kate, Blackbird Designs, Blackberry Lane, Heartstrings Samplery, Cross Eyed Cricket, Plum Street Samplers, Erica Michaels Designs, & Hands On Design -- a pretty good line-up I think!!!! (That's our resume!)

Hannah's Brownstone from Scarlett House - click for more Spring Fling Stitching Bag from Scarlett House - click for more Nice to Meet You from Scarlett House - click for more My Gift to Thee from Scarlett House - click for more
The Scarlett House has 4 new releases -- all charts -- finishing varies from pin cushions to framing and that little bag treatment.
  • Hannah's Brownstone -- 125 x 107, this finishes approx 6 x 7 on 36ct linen; it uses 12 shades of Weeks or DMC. It's very pretty, everyone seems to like the contrast of the all the tiny rectangles in the windows against the rounds of the flowers and the waves of the stems.
  • Spring Fling Stitching Bag -- Stitching on this measures 100 x 73 so it finishes about 4 x 6 on 35ct. The sewing bag is a simple pouch finishing treatment, so pin-cushion finishing will also work as an alternative use for this design. 8 Colors of Weeks hand-dyeds; it's a pretty little piece, and it will be charming no matter your end use!
  • Nice to Meet You --  Measuring 91 x 74, this one finished approx 4 x 5 on 36ct... again, Weeks hand-dyed or DMC solid flosses. The picture kind of cuts off the bottom of the design -- there is a basket down there as well as her legs and boots and those of the sheep! More geometrics -- the repeating lines of the tree branches and her skirt vs the tiny repeating squares of the houses... the colors are pretty; it's just a fun little piece.
  • My Gift to Thee -- This is the smallest of these four offerings -- it will finish approx 4 x 3-1/2. Worked with Classic Colorworks, this has a Christmas 'feel' to it. You have evergreens -- she is carrying one, there is snow, and that traditional berry basket. I think it'd make a cute sewing or scissor case to hang on your Christmas Tree!!! Kind of a 'bonus-ornament!'

346 Christmas in Williamsburg from JBW Designs 347 Christmas Tree Collection IX from JBW Designs 348 French Country Ducklings from JBW Designs 349 Le Jardin Needlework Accessories from JBW Designs 350 Sweet Land of Liberty from JBW Designs
Summer 2018 Releases from JBW Designs
Judy Whitman has 5 new small designs -- Christmas, Americana and just plain 'ole everyday! Presented in her small card formats, everything is coded for DMC floss, some use hand-dyeds as an option.
  • 346 Christmas in Williamsburg -- Super traditional berry basket motif... it's only 30 x 30 without all the border treatments.
  • 347 Christmas Tree Collection IX -- Stitched on red 32ct... these really look nice over one thread, and really show up against the branches of a green tree.
  • 348 French Country Ducklings -- Stitch these in just about any color you want...
  • 349 Le Jardin Needlework Accessories -- A charming trio of small designs all stitched on black linen. All the pink accents really look great with this, very basic finishing instructions.
  • 350 Sweet Land of Liberty -- A miniature home, school and farmyard scene, this measures only 2 x 6. Cute block on your window sill, or a little wedge stand-up as well.

Slice of Summer... our May 2018 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more Stripes and Stars!
Our June, 2018 Secret Needle Night Kit

Just a quick little something to whip up for the summer months... our 4 x5-ish flag is full of luscious red very velvet and glitzy red, silver and blue Fyre Werks.

You might even want Mona's finishing kit so your summertime treat is on a stick!!! Complete kit contains the chart, 18ct natural linen, and threads. Mona's optional On-A-Stick finishing kit contains mounting boards with shape options, backing and lining fabrics, trim... and she's even painted your wooden base, star and little cube with sparkly red paint!

Vintage Needle Sets M and N - click for more More Vintage Needles
These are small sets of ACTUAL VINTAGE needles IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGES. Little treasures gathered over the years by the Colonial Needle folks, each  needle package comes with a small tidbit of history about the company or it's trademarks. It seems that nobody can throw away needles... and over the past 250 years they've just been passing along their old stock to the new needle company owners.

Colonial Needle has a whole stash of these original needles in their original packages. They are so neat to use in needlework shadow box displays or inside sewing cases. Each set *M* or *N* comes with four 'brand new!' (but really old) individual packages of various needles -- some packs have 6 needles, others have more. They include Crewel, Chenille, Darners, Milliners, Betweens, Sharps and Harness. If you've purchased some from us before... check your stash... I think we had set *M* for a while last year. I just love the idea that these old needles can still find loving homes!!!

Welcome to the Forest part 1 from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Welcome to the Forest
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Chart #3 -- Forest Raccoon and Friends in Nikki's Forest series is here. A collection of baby animals from the forest, each part comes as it's own chart. You can stitch everything together as one piece, or make smaller pillows... leave off the borders... add some furry threads for the animals... whatever!

These are sweet... you can see the design layout and progression on our auto-ship page.

Farmhouse Christmas #5 Grandma's Quilt from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Grandma's Quilt
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needlework's latest installment of her Farmhouse Christmas is here -- a pretty quilt square. You don't HAVE to be doing the entire set of 9 charts to enjoy this one -- it'd be a pretty pin cushion just as it is.

Chart format, finishing 4 inches on 30ct linen, 5 colors of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses or regular DMC, it's just a striking little design.

Bee Garden from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Country Pumpkins from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Country Pumpkins and Bee Garden
from Little House Needleworks
Little House is working on Punch Needle designs again! One for springtime and another for the Autumn, these are line drawing patterns you transfer onto weaver's cloth for the punching process.

Using your favorite punch needle, these are worked with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses -- skein counts are provided so you have enough of a single dye lot to complete your pic. Pumpkins finishes approx 5 inches, Bee finishes 5 x 6.

Autumn Woodland Garden Labyrinth from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more Jane's Joy Leaf Pile from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more Vikings Garden Labyrinth from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more
The Garden Labyrinths and Jane's Joys from Carolyn Manning
We are collecting quite a number of these charming and colorful designs by Carolyn Manning. Some look like quilt squares, while the labyrinths look like seasonal garden mazes. All offered as charts, they call for DMC or hand-dyed flosses and contain just regular cross stitching.

What beautiful things to construct into decorative bed pillows... or maybe just a three-inch pin cushion stitched from a teeny design section somewhere!

Gingerbread Village from Carolyn Manning - click for more
Gingerbread Village
from Carolyn Manning
Well this is pretty cute! Stitch this charming village all around it's square, so there won't be a top or a bottom to it! (Watch out though, and don't turn your fabric, or your X's won't cross the same direction!!!)

Finishing just 9 x 9 on 36ct... this looks so big... but 9 x 9 is PETITE! Coded for DMC floss, each little house is really only about 20 x 30. Wouldn't it be NEAT all stitched in one long row????? (If my feeble math works, I count about 410 stitches long.) Just cute as can be... presented as a leaflet.

Festive Little Fobs #6 - Seaside Edition from Heartstring Samplery - click for more

Festive Little Fobs #6 - Seaside Edition
from Heartstring Samplery
Oh, this month's chart has 10 teeny seaside designs -- none of them over 30 stitches in size. To add to this 12-part set of teeny-weeny fob and cushion designs, we get a mermaid, a couple of crabs, a sailing ship and anchor, and of course little fish.

Gather all 12 seasons and themes coming in this series, or just enjoy the 10 in this chart... everything is coded for Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses. We love them all so far!

Fanie Pluye 1848 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Fanie Pluye 1848
from Reflets de Soie
Isn't this just gorgeous? An antique piece of needlework re-charted as close to its original colors as possible. Stitch this lovely basket by itself or with that awesome border!

Offered as a chart, we have the silks from Isabelle... enough to work this on 40ct. Such pretty pastels that are dusty and aged looking, this finishes approx 8 x 10... but if you do just the floral basket, it measures only 100 x 100 stitches, so you'd probably have enough silks to stitch it on a larger count. Another stunning one-of-a-kind piece, also charted for DMC.

Louise Lallier 1901 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Louise Lallier 1901 from Reflets de Soie
This sampler reproduction by Reflets de Soie is breathtaking! Presented as a chart... or chart with silks... it measures 312 x 412 in stitch count and is coded for DMC floss as well as the silk. I love the ornate floral border, the alphabet (letters are about 25 x 25) is 'pretty nice' too! Then there is all that lovely country scenery -- it is spectacular! Can you see the church, the country houses, the chickens... the donkey in the center talking to the little dog is so neat! He even has a basket of baguettes on his back!

I'd never in a million years get this whole thing stitched... but you could make those cottages (40 x 60-ish) into pin cushions, or the flower urns or even the chickens (60 x 70). The colors (we have the silks available) are bold and just dreamy... I just cannot tell you how lovely this piece is!!!!!

In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent from Needlework Press - click for more In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent
from Needlework Press
Here is a charming sampler by Needlework Press. It's long and thin, blocky and bold, and looks to be super easy to stitch. Stitched on 32ct Natural linen, it'll finish approx 25-1/2 x 6, and it'd make a really cool pillow on your couch!

Coded for DMC floss, just don't let any one SIT on this!!! The smaller take-out part of the design -- minus the alphabets finishes a mere 3 x 10! Presented as a leaflet.

Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas September Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas October Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas November Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas
Letters from Mom from Jeannette Douglas
Letters from Mom by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more But these can be Letters from ANYONE! Jeannette Douglas is beginning a lovely collection of small samplers -- all about 3 x 5-1/2 in size. They are sentiments inspired by thoughts she wanted to pass along to her daughter right after she left for school. The small samplers will surround this main center panel you see on the cover of the first design. Letters from Mom could read 'letters from Nana' or any other special someone you want to remember.

For the next 12 months, Jeannette will release small sampler charts 3 at a time -- something appropriate for its season -- with a bit of Cottage Garden hand-dyed thread included. You'll need the rest of the flosses from your stash. She's described each month's design thoughts in this main packet, and they are just heartwarming. You can finish this project by making this first design into a fabric envelope and storing all the mini-samplers inside the envelope, or join them all together in the lovely main sampler. Stitched on 36 Platinum Linen, the entire piece will measure 17 x 17. VERY pretty!Letters from Mom by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more

Jeannette Douglas's sampler 'letters' have begun!
September, October and November's 3 x 5 sampler charts are here. You can stitch them individually, or join them together in one main piece. 3 Samplers releasing at a time, each features special stitches and is worked assorted hand-dyed flosses. Each chart comes with some Cottage Garden hand-dyed thread as well -- I think you can see that color variation in some of the sampler borders.

The Summer 2018 Issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher -- Summer 2018 Issue
We always look forward to the quarterly releases of this magazine. A combination of 7 on-the-primitive-side cross stitch designs and 7 more punch needle projects, each page is beautifully prepared with great photographs, actual-sized patterns and templates of the designs.

Heavy, glossy paper, it is a delight to page through! We have several back issues still available in the shop. I hesitate to call this a 'magazine' really... it's much more like a permanent pattern book!

Stitching in the Garden from Blackberry Lane Presenting with Excitement: Stitching in the Garden!
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill designed us a SURPRISE companion pattern to her Circle of Friends design 'Alphabet Stitches' she did for us this past year! Same colors, same fabric, same size... we are so excited to present our Exclusive *Stitching in the Garden* chart by Marie! We can't believe she just 'whipped it up' for us, but she did!!! (If you were part of this last Circle -- you have Alphabet Stitches.)

Stitching in the Garden is offered as a chart -- it has a lovely Country French Girl surrounded by her border of violets. On the back of the cushion, her stitching basket is there... just a bit of gorgeous color to treat the backside of your cushion! Stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct Wren linen with lots of hand-dyed flosses and a few DMC flosses, it finishes approx 4 x 4.

CS235 Strawberries & Stripes from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS236 Betsey Snyder from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
CS237 Queen of the Needle from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS238 Farmyard Parade from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
With Thy Needle's Newest Designs!
  • Strawberries & Stripes -- Brenda's second peat pot basket design -- finish this however you like. At 47 x 48 stitches in size, it's a perfect pin cushion size. I don't know if you can make it out in the pic, but the bird is holding a flag in his beak.
  • Betsey Snyder -- A reproduction of a simple sampler from 1822, Betsy stitched the letters in her name in a scattered fashion in the bottom half of this, and I bet she had a dog that she dearly loved! 186 x 142, this finishes approx 11-1/2 x 9 on 32ct.
  • Queen of the Needle -- Well, you definitely have to put your initials on this one!!!! 3 x 4-ish, pretty hand-dyeds, make this one for your next pin cushion exchange at an event!
  • Farmyard Parade -- Ole and Ora Woolson are the Grand Marshals of this year's 4th of July Parade! 70 x 70 in size, they finish approx 4 x 4 on 36ct.
14th Edition of the Quilter's Travel Companion and Crafter's Guide - click to see more
Presenting the Quilter's Travel Companion & Crafters Guide, 15th Edition
The newest Mega-Directory has arrived -- it centers around Quilt shops, but actually encompasses TONS of related shops -- like The Silver Needle! Glossy, colorful pages -- 432 of them -- jammed with 1000's of ads for shops all across the US and Canada, there is also a very comprehensive section on Retreat Facilities!

Everything mapped out for each state, besides the yummy ads, there are listings of every single shop they could find in each state -- whether or not that shop purchased an ad in here -- so it is FULL of glorious information!!!! It is 8-1/2 x 11, and weighs 2-1/2 pounds!!!! It's a Road Trip Bible!
From Sea to Shining Sea Pincushion from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Flag Tag from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Home of the Brave Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
New Summer Offerings from Shepherd's Bush...
Tina and Teri are excited to release three designs that embrace flags and fireworks, (and bare feet, popsicles and sunshine!)
  • From Sea to Shining Sea Pincushion -- This is one of their 4 x 4 cushion designs offered in a kit format. A Zig-Zag flag and that sunshine... the sheep do not have on bare feet, and nobody is eating a popsicle... but it has flowers and green grass! 32ct Linen, silks and hand-dyed cottons, red polka dot backing fabric, buttons and hand-dyed chenille trim by Lady Dot.
  • Flag Tag -- A fun little flower basket waving a bitty flag, your kit comes with the chart, flosses, the perforated paper for stitching, and the striped backing paper... use this for a cute little plant poke!
  • Home of the Brave Kit -- Finishes into a 3 x 4 pin-cushion-sized piece... it'd be cute without the flag or the words too! Small kit comes with 32ct linen, chart, needle and flosses. A really GOOD beginner-level stitching project!

Mill Hill 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection - click for more
Presenting the 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection! from Mill Hill
Buttons & Beads
These are the favorite 5 x 5 designs stitched with DMC and beads on 14ct perforated paper. We stitch our shop models on 14/28ct fabric instead... but either way these are fun to work up, and super on eye-appeal! Complete kits contain the chart, paper, flosses, beads and a button.

Merry Little Christmas and Brightly Shining are a pair -- hang them side by side. Penguin friends are decorating their igloo... I LOVE that cabin-in-the-woods -- complete with happy snowman in the yard, and the ornament trio is glisteny and elegant. The Cobbler Shop is this year's installment to Mill Hill's village series, and it's cute.

Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits from Mill Hill
Here is the annual set of ornament designs -- these all finish approx 2 x 3 each.

Presented as small kits of 14ct perforated paper with beads and floss, they are a perfect tree ornament size, and since they are so lightweight, they hang perfectly where you put them on your branches.

The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill
Every year for the past 20 years now... we have been given a new set of paper Santas! These three are #58, 59 and 60 in the set!!!!! Celebrating our National Parks, they join the other 19 sets of Musical, Rocky Mountain, Caribbean, Seafaring... and all the rest!

Finishing approx 3 x 5 on the included perforated paper, they don't have lots of beading on them... more cross stitch. You HAVE to have them if you have ever vacationed in one of the parks... or if they kind of remind you of a man in your life!

Mittens Trilogy from Mill Hill - click for more Mittens Trilogy from Mill Hill
This is a set of three mittens stitched on 11ct Aida! Stitched with DMC floss and a few Mill Hill beads, these finish approx 4 x 5.

MH tells us that they are PERFECTLY sized to hold a gift card. Stitch a mitten for everyone in your family -- personalize it -- then each year, you can tuck a gift card in there... and they have to find their mitten on the tree! Complete kits of 11ct Aida, flosses, beads and chart.

Annual Santa for 2018 from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Presenting the 34th Annual Santa for 2018! from The Prairie Schooler
Just releasing... this happy trio is due in the shop any day! Same format as the other Santas dating back to 1984... same colors... same Prairie Schooler charm!

FYI: Several of the PS annual Santas are out of print as SINGLE card charts.
If you do NOT see the year you want in a reprinted leaflet, listed right below, we 'should' be able to still get it singly.
Here is the breakdown of what is available in the reprinted format -- leaflets of 3 Santas each.
Santas Revisited I -- Book #195 -- Contains 1990, 1994 and 2005.
Santas Revisited II -- Book #203 -- Contains 1984, 1989, and 1991. (1984 was the first year for the Annual Santas.)
Santas Revisited III -- Book #204 -- Contains 1987, 1993 and 1996.
Santas Revisited IV -- Book #205 -- Contains 1986, 1988 and 1992.
Santas Revisited V -- Book #206 -- Contains 1999, 2000 and 2015.
Santas Revisited VI -- Book #207 -- Contains 1995, 2003 and 2004.

Introducing Daisy Mouse on her Summer Mouse Garden Scissor Roll! from Just Nan
Daisy Mouse on her Summer Mouse Garden Scissor Roll from Just Nan Just Nan is announcing a new set of designs -- a series of scissor rolls called Mouse on a Roll -- and Daisy Mouse is the first!!!! Shipping the first week of June (that's like 3 weeks from now!), Daisy (approx 1-inch in size) is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Blush Linen. She is guardian of her Garden Roll (approx 10 inches long but only 2 inches high when rolled) that is stitched on Weeks 32ct Lilac Linen with DMC floss.

Darling, darling, darling, Daisy's garden scenes decorate the outside of her roll. There is a birdhouse scene surrounded by lavender flowers. Another scene features a hanging flower basket above her koi pond. There are sunflowers around a shiny glass gazing ball, and a blue pottery pot beneath her rose trellis. Tiny daisy chains separate the scenes which are grounded with bargello grass patterns. The scenes are embellished with white and lavender pearls and a gold lotus flower closure.

Inside, Nan says, 4 little helper mice are scurrying along the garden path to the scissor house -- a padded pocket for your 3-1/2 or 4-inch embroidery scissors. *Follow a mouse to the scissor house*! Daisy is adorned with flowers and a white daisy hat, she has a wired tail and is holding a miniature skein of floss!!!!!

Pattern comes with all the necessary embellishments -- overdyed sage green wool, her wired string tail, antique brass button mouse base, flower hat, beads, pearls and gold lotus bead -- along with the 8-page stitch guide with full assembly instructions. Fabrics and DMC offered separately.
WE WILL OFFER AN AUTO-SHIP for the rest of the Scissor Roll Houses in this series -- they will all release in 2019.

Leather Scissor Cases - click to see more
Leather Scissor Cases
We have some really nice, soft leather scissor cases to PROTECT your good scissors. From the DOVO people, their logo is not on these, but there is a *D* embossed on them... so if you are a Dana, Diane or Deanna -- it's your lucky day!

Anyway, one for 3-1/2 inch embroidery and another slightly larger one for the 4-inch styles, the entire scissor will fit in here and stay secure because of the snap closure. Our smaller leather sheaths are nice for scissors, but these are even better for travel, long term storage, or just good protection in a busy sewing box or needlework tote!

Part 5 of A Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Every Day is an Adventure from Tiny Modernist - click to see more One Stitch at a Time from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
New Small Designs by Tiny Modernist
All presented in small card format, each is coded for DMC or Anchor floss.
  • May is a little honey bear. He is the next installment of TM's 12 months of cute animals. You can see the ongoing set -- so colorful and charming -- I think they'd be cute in a child's room.
  • Every Day is an Adventure -- This finishes approx 5 x 5 on 14ct... love everything about this one!
  • One Stitch at a Time -- Good advice whether you're a stitcher or not! Finishes approx 5 x 5 on 14/28ct.

Fast Food from Madame Chantilly Fast Food from Madame Chantilly
This is the cutest thing! Those Spring Sheep are in a hurry to deliver the freshest carrots and herbs! Designed by Madame Chantilly, this measures 72 x 302 in stitch count -- so a whopping 19 x 4-1/2 on 32ct.

I think it needs to be in a nice, new, white kitchen... but it could be finished in a barn board frame and perched on a wooden shelf too... I love everything about it. Stitch just one or two sheep if you need your food faster, coded for 9 shades of DMC floss. Offered as a chart.

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers has 4 new designs!

Plum Street Samplers Noah's Christmas Ark III - click for more Plum Street Samplers Goat Load - click for more Plum Street Samplers Sheep Heap - click for more Plum Street Samplers Snort Stack - click for more
Noah's Christmas Ark III
Plum Street Sampler's newest designs have arrived. This is the third design (ornaments 5 and 6) in this 12-ornament series. One features whales in the sea, while the other has a pair of squirrels... and a LONE snow-person! I think there are snowflakes falling in the background, so I guess the other little snowperson hasn't 'found himself' yet! Weeks Dye Works flosses called for, these two small designs are in one chart.

Goat Load, Sheep Heap and Snort Stack
Paulette has a trio of designs that are so cute together!!! All measuring 54 x 90 in stitch count -- 3 x 5 on 36ct -- choose between goats, sheep or those precious pigs!!! (I love that little 'bacon bit' at the very top!) Anyway, pretty colors, Lady Dot's Vintage colored Chenille trim is used in the finishing. Can't choose a favorite between these three!
NOTE! Serial Bowl Samplers #3 has been brought back as a chart only. Scroll down the Plum Street page to order that one.

Bird in the Hand - Summer from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini 4th Of July from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Free from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Summer Designs from Heart in Hand
Cecelia Turner has sent three new small designs that will finish in a jiff!
Bird in the Hand - Summer is one of 4... Summer and Winter are already here. You can stitch it individually as a cushion... or join all the seasons together. At the top of our Heart in hand page, you can see a pic that I took in her room at Market -- they are all there both ways! Small card format, finishes approx 4 x 4 on 28ct.

Merry Making Mini: 4th Of July and Free -- 2 x 2-inch designs, make them into fobs, bitty ornaments, or baby pin cushions. Charms or beads included, these are super-simple to stitch and finish.

Olde Fashioned Safety Pins - click for more
Olde Fashioned Safety Pins
These are the coolest little safety pins -- they look antique to me! A 'Pear Shape' to them... they are a 'curiosity' to add to pin cushions and something unique to add to the inside of sewing cases.

Just 3/4 of an inch, each our assortments feature 2 each of 14 different colors and 4 each of black and bronze for a total of 36 little pins.

They're colorful, fun, different, and just plain NEAT! Loop a bit of ribbon or an old button on them, pin to a cushion... charming!

Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig
Peacock & Fig has an awesome collection of crowns and this jousting scenarios to celebrate family occasions!!! Joust Another Anniversary might be perfect for a couple you know! Presented as a chart, coded for DMC floss, it finishes approx 8 x 8 on 14ct.

Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday!
Well, that speaks volumes! Personalize it for *that special someone* or just make it as the Family Birthday Sign to display every day someone in the family has a birthday. 7 x 8-1/2 on 14/28ct... DMC, 4 different bead colors and gold metallic.

We also have a wedding piece (At least you're not forming a dynasty by marrying your cousin!) and a couple of Birth Announcements. Then we have the births of the Royal Highnesses, and The King and Queen. Really a delightful set of pattens, all are clear charts, and they'll make you smile!

#89 Village Green from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Village Green
from The Prairie Schooler
Prairie Schooler's #89 Village Green is Back in Print!
We have loved this pattern forever!!! Book #89 is now available again.

Our models from years ago are still on the shop walls... approx 6 x 12 in size, they are CHARMING!

Melody's Song from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
Melody's Song
from Silver Creek Samplers
Silver Creek Samplers has a new design... *On rocks beyond the sandy dune, a mermaid sings a winsome tune that drifts along the ocean breeze & puts my restless soul at ease.*

Quite the run-on-sentence... but that's OK! Finishes approx 8 x 8 on 32ct... coded for DMC or hand-dyeds... I need a beach house!!!!!

Peace from Erica Michaels - click for more Victory & Peace from Erica Michaels - click for more
Peace and Victory & Peace from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels has two new designs shown here on 40ct. If that's too small -- choose anything YOU like to work on! Presented in her 'Petites Collection,' each chart comes with a cut of 40ct silk gauze for over-one stitching.

Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, PEACE finishes approx 3-1/2 x 1-1/2.
VICTORY & PEACE finishes about 3 x 3.
If you work on something larger, like 14/28 or 32, they'll finish about 10 x 4, and 9 x 9. Lovely designs... the sentiments need no more words!

Apple Blossoms Sampler from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Sweet Violet from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Common Lilac from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
April Showers Bring New May Flowers
from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia Zittel has three new designs all presented in chart format with or without the necessary silk threads!
  • Apple Blossoms Sampler is gorgeous! Worked on 32ct Tumbleweed (a dusty green linen) it measures JUST 2-1/2 x 12 inches in size. It's NOT large!!! The bird in the tree branches, what makes this dramatic are the apple blossoms and light colored alphabet letters. As always, Cynthia tosses a lot of special stitches into her designs -- for lots of texture and interest -- makes them more fun to stitch!
  • Sweet Violet & Common Lilac -- Well one of these got left behind in the 'cute name department!!!' A new set of small botanicals, these each finish only 54 stitches square -- 3-1/2 inches square on 30ct Antique Lambswool Linen. Hand-dyed silks... special stitches... these would make gorgeous pin cushions all nestled together in a neat old basket. Presented as charts with or without the silks.

PuntiniPuntini BOO Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini BOO Buttons - click to see more
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More Pins and Matching Buttons from PuntiniPuntini
More charming clay-topped pins and matching buttons to garnish your cushions and cases! These are hand-made by Paola Rizzi and come to us all the way from Italy!

Beautifully done, she has several other matching sets to choose from... these are the new arrivals this week. No specific designs call for them... you're going to have to use your imagination. They are very well done -- the letters on the pins appear on both sides. Get them now while you see them... your stash will be so happy!
QUILTZ from Long Dog Samplers - click for more

from Long Dog Samplers
This is a super-fun sampler by Long Dog that features multiple village scenes, quilt motifs, and cute repeating motif borders. It measures 130 x 298 -- 9 x 21 on 28ct -- and is coded for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Thread hand-dyed floss.

You can do a lot with this. Break it all apart, make small cushions, whatever! Quiltz was designed 'with a gentle nod of recognition and admiration for Pennsylvania Dutch Samplers.' A cute note inside the chart from the designer, she says you might be really sick of this by the time you put in the last stitch... but that might be better than sitting with the whole family in the 'stove room' every evening in the olden days! Presented as a chart.

Loads of Fun from Hands On Design - click to see more The Never Ending Cycle from Hands On Design - click to see more The Laundry Company
from Hands On Design
Hands On Design has published two of her three designs celebrating the Joy of Laundry!

*The Never Ending Cycle* and *Loads of Fun*... they finish to fit a 5 x 7 frame, and need to hang in your laundry room.

Taupe, gunmetal and teal colors... cute and quick!!! Chart #3 continues sometime near July.

White Christmas from Hands On Design - click to see more White Christmas Set 2 from Hands On Design - click to see more
More White Christmas Designs! from Hands On Design
*Noel, Luminaria Lane and Christmas Eve*... Designs 4, 5 and 6 in this 9-part set of ornaments... they are presented in individual chart format. Stitched on Weeks Straw Linen with Classic Colorworks or DMC flosses, the colors are whites, caramel browns and soft aqua-greens.

Cathy has the finishing templates available on her website, so you can finish your ornaments into the same shapes as shown in our pic.
#13 A Prairie Year Reprint from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #149 November Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #207 Santas Revisited VI Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
The Latest New Second Chances from The Prairie Schooler
A trio of re-printed designs!
  • #13 A Prairie Year -- This is from 1986! We had shop models of all of these at one time... what a blast from the past! Each design measures approx 50 stitches square -- so 3 inches square on 32ct. Classics!
  • #149 November -- Part of the 12 months series of leaflets... this was originally published in 2008. If you will notice, all the leaflets in this 'months' series all follow the same design format, so they are fun to display together. (It's a constant battle to keep all these in print. Right now, Daffodils which was the March issue is out of print. I imagine it will come around again. Just a reminder to collect these designs AS YOU CAN! Availability seems to be very fleeting!
  • #207 Santas Revisited VI -- This one contains 1995, 2003 and 2004 Santas. As the small individual cards sell out, these are being re-printed in trio-collections. We have 6 leaflets so far -- covering 18 Santas. There are 35 in total, so this is quite the challenge to keep up with!

Christmas Last Minute by Sara Guermani - click for more Christmas Last Minute
from Sara Guermani
One of 6 additions to our Sara Guermani page, this is super cute! Everyone has left all the Christmas chores till the 11th hour! The family Christmas tree is there in the car... BOTH the elves and Santa are doing their laundry with water heated on the fire! You can see everyone waiting around in their shorts! (Santa's are red polka dot, of course!) and... there are reindeer delivering wrapped packages on sleds.

Finishing about 17 inches square on 32ct... all of these in this series make into REALLY NICE substantial couch pillows. Festive decorations to bring out every year -- just for a special few weeks! Coded for DMC, but she's easy on you this time - only 19 shades!

Jane Vaughan 1724 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Eliza Skelton 1820 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Hannah Gaskell 1823 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
Reproduction Samplers from Hands Across The Sea Samplers
Here are antique samplers -- all beautifully re-charted -- so we can enjoy them again, for years to come! Presented in full color leaflet format, these publications are ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! The paper is glossed and heavy, the charts are printed in full color, and there is a bit of history included in each about its particular sampler. After you read the descriptions, you gain a new appreciation for the content of each piece and it's historic significance.

If you can get one finished -- what a gorgeous heirloom you will have! Choose any fabrics you want -- they'll be YOUR samplers! Even if you don't stitch a single one of these -- these are so beautifully done!

Chipping Sparrow Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Chipping Sparrow Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
A cute play on words here, Crossed Wing has designed a birds nest pattern, and then added the eggs over one thread! To make it even more realistic, she then finished it into a biscornu-shaped pin cushion -- so it actually resembles a nest!

Alongside that cushion, you'll see the bird stitched over one and finished into a scissor fob. For color and size reference, you'll recognize the little 3-1/2 inch blue Cotton Candy Scissors we have! Beautiful blues and browns of DMC in this, presented as a chart.

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825 from Just Stitching Along - click to see more

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825
from Just Stitching Along
This is a STUNNING reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1825. Finishing approx 15 x 22 on 36ct, the chart is coded for DMC or silk threads. The colors in this are beautiful!!!! Rich reds and greens, the border is pretty and balanced.

All the interior pots and vines are organized and all lined up neatly. The red house anchors everything down at the bottom... and notice how those motifs are centered above it?

Mermaid and Sailor from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more My Craft Room from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more Happy Easter from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more
A Trio of Designs by Fairy Wool in the Wood!
This are some fun little designs we picked up at Market a couple of weeks ago. All three are charts. None of them go together or anything... they're just cute!
  • Mermaid and Sailor comes with a silver-tone starfish charm. Coded for DMC and stitched on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha linen, the blue panel at the bottom needs to be Weeks hand-dyed wool! Deep Sea or Dungarees come to mind -- it shows off that charm. Finishes 5 x 5, wouldn't this make a fun wedding announcement... especially if you had a destination wedding on a beach somewhere! Could be lace from the dress....
  • My Craft Room comes with a tiny key charm. The key to lock up that room full of treasures more precious than gold! Maybe let some of the lace go, but this is worked on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha coded for Sampler Threads or DMC. Just 5-1/2 x 3.
  • Happy Easter is worked on the 32ct natural/white polka dot linen. The dots are already on the fabric. There are some oval egg buttons on here -- they are not in the chart, and we don't have any. (Just ignore those and do not fall in love with them, because you can't have them!) The rest of this is darling, and little rabbit might be fun stitched with Rainbow Gallery's Wisper!

Paradise Street from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods and Paradise Street!
from Le Temps Une Croix
  • Christmas in the Woods - This is a chart of a lovely evergreen tree decorated for Christmas. It is tipped in snow, and there are snowflake stitches scattered in the background, and snow under the gifts, so I think this is a little tree in the woods! Coded for DMC, it measures 145 x 133 in stitch count, so will finish approx 8 x 9 on 16/32ct. The little bits of instructions are printed in French, so I cannot read a word of it... but I can tell it's charming! Presented as a chart.
  • Paradise Street - This is a charming little french design -- a perky red scooter parked in front of an apartment??? I don't know exactly! I just love the simplicity of the design, the bold of the red against the clean gray and taupe. I like the stylized tree, the repeating round cobblestones... the tiny red dotted flowers... the talllll windows and the talllll lamp post! The chart is actually quite large -- it measures 187 x 167 -- so 12 x 13 on 14ct!

Bord de Mer from Madame la Fee - click to see more Oscar (The Teddy Bear) from Madame la Fee - click to see more Oscar (The Teddy Bear) & Bord de Mer
from Madame La Fee
We have two new designs by Madame la Fee. Presented in charts, each measures approx 190 stitches square, so they finish about 12 x 12 on 32ct. Always charming, her things all feature kind of a 'block format' so they make into very attractive 'medley' designs. I especially like that teddy bear one for a baby's room.

Even though they are coded for DMC, you COULD stitch that bear in a little of Gentle Art's Simply Wool! AND... you COULD add metallics to that Ocean-y one!!! We know the prices on these are kind of high... I cannot control that... ... but I do know that they are charming when they are stitched!!!!!

Christmas Quilts from Rosewood Manor - click for more Christmas Quilts
from Rosewood Manor
Time to get started on this one if you want it for next Christmas! Rosewood Manor's newest piece, this measures 298 x 159 in stitch count and will finish approx 19 x 10 on 32ct. Worked in Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses, it uses Rainbow Gallery's Petite Treasure Braid for it's metallic gold accents.

Karen has lots of smaller designs in here that will make pretty ornaments -- just in case you don't have enough stitching hours in the day to get this entire thing finished! Deep and rich colors, it is very eye-catching!

Gingerbread Flower Shop from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Gingerbread Flower Shop -- #10 in the Gingerbread Christmas Village Series
from The Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler has another charming stitched gingerbread house pattern... this one is a little simpler in construction than some of the others... but just as cute. Offered this time as a COMPLETE TEACHING KIT of chart, all the threads (silks, perles, ribbons, cottons), embellishments (tons of beads and buttons), both fabrics -- the hand-dyed Gingerbread 28ct and Dark Teal Green Cashel linen and layouts for stitching and cutting. Along with all this, Thea has a YouTube channel you will be invited to join where you can participate in the 'class' and stitch-along! Joins the Tree, Stitching House, Church, Candy Cane Cottage, Bakery, Haunted House, Needlework Shop, Quilt Shop, and Retreat Cottage.

She describes her new Flower Shop as 'positively European with its striped awnings and colorful floral display in front of the shop.' Along with the potted Christmas Tree and the shopkeeper bringing out a flat of forget-me-nots, there are more staffers planting out back. Lots of specialty stitches (the silk ribbons do well in the flowers!), each side of the shop is different. The entire building finishes approx 5 x 7 in size. The price is 'a little infortunate' this time around... I guess it's the addition of the fabrics and the whole stitch-along thing... but this IS cute, and worth a look!

Hannah Gilpin 1800 from Stitchy Box - click to see more Hannah Gilpin 1800
from Stitchy Box
An Ackworth School Sampler, this was originally stitched in 1800! Gorgeous meandering floral vines are surrounded by organized Quaker motifs. The alphabet is taking lessons from the flowers, so it's all over the place -- even upside down!

Presented as a chart, it is coded for multiple skeins of only 5 DMC colors -- 7709, 3864, 841, 3861 and 3860. Change those if you like to some pretty hand-dyeds, and distress the fabric to give this a little age. The stitch count is 282 x 286 -- so it finishes approx 18 inches square on 32ct.

Ackworth School Motif Pattern Book from Stitchy Box - click to see more Ackworth School Motif Pattern Book
from Stitchy Box
I love this kind of books. This one highlights 100 different sampler motifs -- organized by their most prominent feature like birds, stars, etc. We've lost the names for many of them, and typically most are shown only in half or quarter version on samplers... but here you get the 'whole enchilada!'

No color key to complicate, and just one motif per page... it's simply fun to page through, and imagine that I will stitch them all someday! 100 Pages, spiral bound, 7 x 8-1/2 inches in overall size.

Mill Hill Fall 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Annual Set of Fall Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill
Here is this year's set of these charming 5 x 5 beaded and stitched designs! This year, we have some different designs... the Wanda'a Wands shop features glow-in-the-dark thread! All presented as complete kits of chart, DMC flosses, needles, Mill Hill glass beads and a button for garnish, along with a cut of 14ct perforated paper.

We love to stitch these on either 28ct linen or 14ct aida and then stuff them into little hanging pillow, but they are also REALLY nice simply stitched on the paper and framed. (Mill Hill frames specified on the back of the kits can be special ordered... but we've seen some custom framed and they are drop-dead gorgeous!)

The Autumn Harvest 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Autumn Harvest 2018 Set from Mill Hill
This season's newest ornament-sized designs are here! Complete kits of paper, chart, needles, beads and floss, all of these finish approx 3 inches each.

Year after Year we always love these! This time we have a little slice of pepperoni pizza! We don't know WHY you'd stitch a slice of pizza, but I bet this'll be one of the favorites!!!

Deer Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Truck Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Sleigh Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Midnight Sail from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Unique New Things from Shannon Christine Designs
Snow Globes for Christmas
Here's a fun trio of charts with a Farmhouse feel for Christmas. Little snowglobes inside of mason canning jars! By Shannon Christine, each is charted for DMC floss and uses a bit of metallic for accents. Choose a light gray or natural color of fabric (your choice) so that the white snow shows up. Truck measures 70 x 68 (5 x 5 on 14/28ct.), Deer is 70 x 88, and sleigh is the largest at 94 x 56. These would make cute stand-up cubes.

Midnight Sail
This is an interesting design... is it worked on a white background, you filling in all that gray and black? The cover picture looks like it, but the inside chart shows a gray background with white filled in. I think YOU can choose! The rolling waves are the color in here... a super-fun paisley/flowery look to them. Finishes 93 x 93 in stitch count -- so about 6 x 6 on 14/28ct.

The Animal Cracker - Humphrey from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker - Henrietta from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker - Harrison from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker - Theodore from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker Crumbs - Oliver from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker Crumbs - Quincy from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
Animal Crackers and Crumbs from Stacy Nash Primitives
This is an ever-growing set of charming stitched stand-up animals and smaller animal face fobs -- all presented as separate charts. Each is stitched on hand-dyed linen -- various colors -- choose any count you want. On 32 the CRACKER stand-ups finish approx 3 x 7-ish... Harrison is 10-1/2 inches though because of his ears.

Cute and very vintage, decorate each with old ribbons and buttons... The smaller ANIMAL CRACKER CRUMBS are the little faces and they're all around 3 inches in size.
How fun to tuck a couple of them into your ever-growing basket of stitched pin cushions???? Then add a couple of the standing ones in there too! Stacy has plain fabrics on the backs with a pouch to hold scissors, and you can see that Theodore is wearing a little thimble pouch as well! Such a neat set we have now!!!!

Foxwood Crossings Rudolph Flight School - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Backyard Visitors - click to see more Rudolph Flight School and Backyard Visitors
from Foxwood Crossings
Some cute new mini-sled and sleigh designs by Foxwood Crossings... we may be entering Spring... but if you get these now, you MIGHT have them stitched by next Winter!!!
SUPER-CUTE and really popular, this is a line of miniature 3, 4 and 7-inch wooden sled ornaments. These are new charts to decorate them! All the wooden pieces are available separately, and we do offer a Baker's Dozen Special on them!!!
  • Backyard Visitors features three birds -- stitched on 14/28ct or 14ct perforated paper, they are only 17 x 31 in stitch count -- 1 x 2. Painting your little sleds is an option -- think about red for these!
  • Rudolph Flight School's chart features designs for ALL THREE different sizes of the sleds and sleighs. You can really see the size difference on the pic -- the mini (the most popular) is the bitty one at the bottom in the center. 4-Inch version on the right, 7-inch on the left. The framed piece is basically the same design featured on the largest sleigh. Charted for DMC floss with options for a little hand-dyed and metallics, they are all festive for your Christmas Tree, wreaths and decorations.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Xmas! from Thistles - click for a larger view
It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Xmas!
from Thistles
Well... thank goodness it's really NOT right now... but some places ARE still getting snow! Thistles has a super-cool new design that stitches up into a triangle shape that she has finished into a stuffed Christmas tree! Stitched on Dames of the Needle's Lush Meadow Dark Green hand-dyed linen... right now, we have 13 x 18 inch cuts of 35ct INCLUDED with our charts.

That dark green fabric just makes this darling design present so well. Worked with Gentle Art Sampler threads, this is over-the-top-charming!!!!! It'll finish an impressive 13 inches or so, and will make a delightful decoration!

Harbor Haven from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Harbor Haven Continues with Part FIVE... from By the Bay Needleart
This awesome scene is rolling right along, with charted panel #5 arriving this past week. (It's the lighthouse area just to the left of the center.) Each individual part of this whole scene measures just 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 16/32ct -- not really too big. You can join two or three of them together and just do an abbreviated version of the whole harbor... or you can still join our auto-ship, catching up on the first five parts and do the whole thing!

When you are finished, it'll be 5 x 42 on 32ct... or smaller/bigger depending on the fabric YOU choose! It is so colorful. There are lots of solid areas in it as well, so while there is tons of design appeal and detail, the stitching is really pretty easy on you!

The Beach House Sewing Case and Scissor Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more The Beach House Sewing Case and Scissor Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
Fern Ridge has another whimsical set of stitched needle/sewing case with matching Peyote Stitched beaded scissor fob. Presented in kits with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHNG you need to make them just like they are shown. I always marvel at all the little pieces and parts, all the fabrics, buttons and charms they collect in here, everything is labeled and sorted out for you.

Pat and Peggy include color pictures of the finished pieces in their kits -- so nice to have when you're constructing. Short Term Beach Rentals folds closed to about 3 x 4 in size. The matching fob has breathtakingly beautiful beads, crystals and shells in it... it features a little sandcastle in the bead work.

Sampler Note Cards - click for more
Sampler Note Cards
from Hands Across the Sea
This is a set of 10 super-heavy-card-stock note cards that measure 6 x 8 inches each in size. Envelopes included for each, they feature images of antique samplers on their fronts, with a charted design from the sampler on the back of the card.

PERFECT note cards for stitchers!!!! Blank inside, you get two each of 5 different samplers and their take-outs. LOVELY!

PIN MINI 412 Ocean from JABCO PIN MINI 408 Juicy from JABCO
Presenting Pin-Mini Sets
from Just Another Button Company
JABCO has made 21 sets of decorated pins to poke into anything that needs something cute!!! So many pin cushions and sewing cases out there... here are cute pins for them ALL!

We have them all pictured on our JABCO pages... I chose little fruits, some seashore ones, and a darling chicken-and-the-egg set to show here, but make sure to see the rest!

In Loving Memory from AB Designs - click for more In Loving Memory
from AB Designs
Wow... this is a really touching design idea. Use an old shirt or pair of jeans from someone you love... and stitch a memory. *This is a shirt I used to wear, when you see it, know I'm there.*

My Dad used to wear those wool plaid shirts like the one in the pic... I don't need to say any more! Presented as a single card chart, each design is small. Match threads to your garment fabric... just such a neat idea!!!

Here Lies My Needle from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Here Lies My Needle from Shakespeare's Peddler
Remember that flier we send you every year around the end of January about the Japanese holiday that celebrates the hard work of NEEDLES? Teresa did this sampler to kind of commemorate that holiday! The Festival of Broken Needles!

Theresa's sampler is charming! Stitched on hand-dyed linen, it provides a place for you to park broken, rusted or old needles... you can even leave threads in them from special projects. (What about finding Mom's needles still threaded... you could preserve some of them here.) *Here lies my needles, some bent, some broken some rusty.* Finishing approx 11 x 8, stitched with hand-dyed flosses, garnish this with antique buttons. The bottom area is a cut of Weeks Dye Works Red Pear Houndstooth wool.. isn't it pretty on there? Really a special piece for a stitcher. Presented as a chart.
Jenny Bean's The Parlor part 1, 2 and 3 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more

Jenny Bean's The Parlour
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Oh my gosh... you might remember this one... Teresa started with two parts of her eight, part three is now here! Each part is presented as a separate chart... this entire sampler is going to finish something like 4 FEET long on 32ct -- 170 x 810! Stitched on Picture This Plus's 36ct Wren... you'll need a half-yard cut. Shown here are parts 1, 2 and 3.

Part One: Alphabet -- well, an alphabet!
Part Two: Adam & Eve -- pretty classic as far as samplers go!
Part Three: Noah's Ark. I don't think any of the rest of the parts will be biblical... we asked!
Anyway, we HAD an auto for this... long ago cancelled that. SO... if you want to re-collect this lovely piece via Auto -- let us know!

Mermaid Box by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Journey Box by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Journey Box & Mermaid Box
from Jeannette Douglas
Here are a pair of charming designs straight from Jeannette's imagination!!! Both are offered as charts with thread and embellishment packs and wool felt finishing packets. Basically complete kits minus the linen. Each consists of the main sampler -- approx 4 x 6 on 32ct, along with three smalls that are under 2 inches each. You can stitch it all and simply frame the sampler and tuck the smalls nearby, or get that awesome little wooden tray shown on the cover to store everything.

Each pattern comes as several pages of charts full of fun, specialty stitches, and lots of assembly instructions. The thread packs are full of exotic hand-dyeds of silks, metallics and cottons, along with cute little trinkety charms, beads, and buttons. Jeannette chooses the neatest things to tuck into those packs!
Journey deals with traveling and features warm burgundy, teal. purple and green colors, stitched on 32ct Flax linen.
Mermaid is worked on 32ct Star Sapphire and features aqua, coral, lavender and sea greens. Its wool packet comes with that little fish pin and the thread packet includes shells, a seahorse and even a few fresh water pearls.
DELIGHTFUL SETS!!!!! Click to visit our inside pages, we have a TRAY TOWER to display these cute projects!

Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more Campers from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
Memories of Camping from Open Road Abode Needleworks
We have found a delightful set of 24 cute and easy designs all centered around camping, trailers and little *Canned Hams!* Tucked at the Cabin, Camping under the fireworks on the 4th, or Doing the National Parks, Open Road Abode Style. We have several chart options in this series of "Post Card Patterns."

Fun remembrances of summer and family vacations... with a 'retro flair!' All can be worked on any fabrics and although they all call for one color, you can choose another or use several. They are cute as can be!
Here we go... click the pics to see them all! Some are presented as individual charts, others are grouped together -- 4 designs in one set.

(NOTE: Not all of the charts are named(!) or numbered(!) so I had to kind of make up names to tell hem apart. Chart #1801 has a truck in it, but campers as well, so we chose the word TRUCK to identify it from the others.)

Camp We'll-Be-Gone from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more
Camp We'll-Be-Gone
from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Oh gosh... don't you want to be here NOW? What a fun little piece to hang at your cabin in the woods!

Finishing approx 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 14ct, this one is charted for DMC floss but has some hand-dyed Weeks Dye works suggestions for the signs and areas that are supposed to be wood.You can personalize this with your cabin's name... just the neatest memories come to mind with this picture!

PN187 Bloomin Hens in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN188 Funky Chicken in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN160 Primitive Santa in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Loads of New Offerings from Teresa Kogut!!!
Teresa Kogut always has tons of pattern offerings... both Cross Stitch and Punch Needle Embroidery! We have 18 new offerings, so needless to say, I couldn't show them all here! Click our links to enjoy them all!!!!!

Teresa does real cute punch needle designs... Bloomin Hens, Funky Chicken and Prim Santa are featured here. All presented as her line-art drawings ready to trace onto the provided Weaver's Cloth to punch. All of the designs are coded for DMC floss, and indicate how many skeins of each color to gather ahead of time so your dye lots match.
NOTE! We have put all of the new designs at the top of Teresa's page. We reorganized that page last year, though, so all the rest of her luscious punchneedle designs are at the bottom of that page. We don't want you to miss them!

Crushed Walnut Shells - click for more Crushed Walnut Shells
This is what everyone loves to stuff pin cushions with these days... crushed walnut shells... also known as LIZZARD LITTER! 100% Unscented and sanitized crushed walnut shells, they actually do sell this stuff in big bags in pet stores as liner for small animal cages. We have 12 oz bags of it, (approx 2-1/3 C) which will generally fill two or maybe three 4 x 4-ish pin cushions. (depends on how full you want them.)

It makes your fobs and pillows 'heavy to the touch' so they feel really good. It gives them a little relaxed weight. It is ground large enough so that it doesn't 'leak' out of seams. So... visit the pet store for a lifetime supply, or just get a bag or two of this... *enough is as a feast*

Our new Flax Our new Flax Our new Flax
Presenting our Spring 2018 FLAX!
We've been wearing our new FLAX around here for several weeks already -- awesome pieces and colors this year! Three collections are highlighted:
  • Neutrals -- Absolutely mouthwatering shades of Bamboo, Sea Glass, Melon and Coal... there is a double-woven polka dot gauze fabric this time that is lovely, and a coordinating yarn-dyed solid to complement. Check out the Tunic and Duster in this -- both can be worn alone as dresses or together for a more elegant presentation.
  • UnderFLAX -- Oh My GOSH... we LOVE this one! The lightweight FLAX linens... big 'ol stripes... the nightshirt is darling as a top with leggings, and the little dress is killer under the bias Back shirt. The bias Back shirt is a TOIP SELLING FAVORITE everytime they put it into a collection!
  • Urban -- Super Funky -- I didn't like it till I tried it on! Supersoft linen/cotton knit, we chose a baby pink and yummy soft brown (no yellow tone in it.) My favorite outfits are the dress and jacket of same color, and tunic and cardigan also of same colors. See what you think... very young, wrinkled and fun!!!!
Everything is pictured on our FLAX pages. We haven't taken *Shop Gal* pics yet... we've been busy with Camp Wannasew and the upcoming Circle Shipment... but trust me, we will! Call the shop with any questions... we're here to help choose all these yummy things for you!

Sarah Jane Grant 1845 Deconstructed from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Sarah Jane Grant 1845 Deconstructed from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Sarah Jane Grant 1845 Deconstructed from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
Sarah Jane Grant 1845 Deconstructed from Summer House Stitche Workes
This is one of my favorite finds from Market. Beth Ann Seal has taken a beautiful antique sampler and created three smaller pieces from it. A smaller framed sampler, a little two-sided needle mattress, and the best... a wooden darner pin cushion! All three designs are presented in her new leaflet, and for a LIMITED time, we will have the finishing materials kit available to make the wooden darner piece.

The designs are all worked on creamy linens with silks or DMC. That little darner is a 30 x 30 design worked on 32ct. It becomes a pin cushion topper on the 4 x 1-1/2 inch wood handle piece. The darner finishing kit includes the wood, homespun trim fabric you see in the pic, the rik rak, beads, and tiny bee charms. It is the CUTEST because you can actually POKE this little guy down into your basket that has a bunch of other cushions already nestled in it! OR... it can lie beside a sampler in just a most relaxed way. Such a neat finishing treatment... I really like it!
Hocus Pocus I TOAD front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus II KITTY front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus III PUMPKIN front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus IV OWL front side from Blackberry Lane
The Hocus Pocus Hats! from Blackberry Lane
WOW... talk about a gorgeous and detailed set of pattens!!!! Marie Driskill has designed 4 *faces wearing hats.* Each is Halloween-themed, and TWO-SIDED. Her exquisite shading talents are showcased in all of them... they are STUNNING! Choose to stitch them individually and frame them flat or finish into 8 ornaments... OR make them into little miniature linen hats! She has the templates and instructions included for finishing options. Hocus Pocus black display clamp holding up the hat model from Blackberry Lane

Stitched on Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray, Pumpkin or Peoria Purple Linens, using about 15 different shades of DMC floss (which for Marie, is not a lot!), each face finishes approx 2-3/4 x 3-1/2. Just bitty things, but her charts are nice and large and clear!
You can see the black display clamp in the pics holding up the hats... those are hand-made by Heart's Content's husband... so they are kind of special too! (They're on order, expected in two weeks) Six-inch black iron twisting table clamps!

Get these patterns FIRST before you decide on fabrics and various JABCO embellishments, finishing wools, beads and perle cottons -- there are lots of choices here -- and you need to study them first. (You don't necessarily need all the add-ons) Here are the names for each -- remember, each chart features a front AND back design!
  • Hocus Pocus I (179) -- *Oops ah' Ribbit* features a bright lime-green toad with a pretty purple spotted hat. (This pattern has a charming original poem by Marie about a witch named Theodora who accidentally turned herself into that toad!)
  • Hocus Pocus II (180) -- *Whooo's a Goood Kitty* is a fierce-looking little black cat under a birght orange spotted hat.
  • Hocus Pocus III (181) -- *Sooo Boo-t-ful* This one is a lighted smiling jack-o-lantern with a black hat in top of him -- complete with a sliver of the moon.
  • Hocus Pocus IV (182) -- *Whooo's Scarrred* -- It's a very intent and focused owl with a beautifully patterned hat design.
Relaxing at the Beach Camper from Blackberry Lane Gingerbread Camper from Blackberry Lane
Presenting Seasonal Real Estate from Blackberry Lane!
Relaxing at the Beach and Gingerbread Camper
I don't know which one I'd like to live in more... I guess one could do BOTH! Marie Driskill has a pair of darling camper designs -- each finishing approx 2-1/2 x 5 on 16/32ct. She has a couple of small design variations in each of them... buttons or not, flags or directional signs on the beach one, words vs no words.

Get the charts, then study your design preference. We do have a few JABCO buttons already for them. Lots of DMC shades (I have to laugh... true to an artists nature, the software dating at the top of the printed chart reads 12:57:40AM!), fun colors and such a NEAT design theme... you'll never find campers as cheerful as these little guys!

Jingle all The Way! from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Jingle all The Way! from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches annual Christmas Village scene is here! Totally charming just like it's companions Churchyard Christmas, December Snow and Carolers on the Square, this finishes about the same size -- 13 x 18-1/2 on 32ct Picture This Plus Alchemy hand-dyed linen. The houses are really pretty, there are people and snow and ice and trees everywhere, and of course Santa on his sleigh to fill the evening sky.

ALWAYS eye-catchiing and delightful to look at, you will love stitching these because there are so many small motifs you can keep finishing all along. Using 34 Different colors of hand-dyed or DMC flosses, there are 3 metallic filaments (5760, 003HL, 009HL) and three different beads (42011, 42043, 42102) called for as well. What a favorite memory to come to Grandma's house every year to gaze at this delightful stitched Christmas scene!!!

Heartware Bowl from Heart in Hand - click for more First 2 Heartware Designs from Heart in Hand - click for more
from Heart in Hand
Cecelia Turner has a LOVELY new hand-made stoneware pottery bowl that is a charming little ORT Bowl! Made by artist Christie Goodfellow, the bowls are just dreamy feeling. A soft creme matte glazed finish, each measures approx 3-1/2 inches across at the top and 2 inches high. It's a perfect size in your hand.

Next, Cecelia is designing interchangeable toppers for the little bowls. *Land I Love* & *Bluebird's Nest* are the first two rounds. Presented as charts in her small card format, each design measures 45 x 45 in stitch count -- so on 32ct, they finish less than 3 x 3. (Remember that you probably have a MILLION smaller designs that size... so this beautiful little bowl will work for those as well!)

Heart in Hand has finishing instructions on her website to make the disc lids for Heartware -- they don't wiggle around -- so you'll want to take a look at that. Anyway, CHARMING CHARMING little bowl, with the possibility of a million cute designs for the top!!!

How Wonderful Life is... from Heart in Hand - click for more
How Wonderful Life is... from Heart in Hand
*Now that you are in the world!* What a CUTE birth announcement... or maybe just something fun for a daycare or classroom? ...or a bedroom... you get the idea!

One of Heart in Hand's newest designs, this measures a nifty 27 x 3 inches on 28ct! (or 14.) Stitched with DMCs or various hand-dyed flosses, cute little flora and fauna are scattered along the verse. Cecelia has included the set of tiny wooden buttons -- 6 of them -- they are laser-cut flowers, a bird and a heart -- you can see them in the pic. Such a happy sentiment, it makes you smile!

Cecelia has several other new things... I have them tucked on the HIH Main page and her Wee Ones page - click through to see them all!

Laurel Burch's Sun and Moons in Cross Stitch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Laurel Burch's Sun and Moons in Cross Stitch! from Mill Hill
WOW, talk about color and bold design! Laurel Burch's artwork is once again presented to us in Cross Stitch by Mill Hill! Presented as a set of 6 kits, each is stitched on 14ct brown perforated paper (which you can change out to 14 aida or 28ct linen -- colors of your choice.) Bright DMC floss colors throughout, with those glistening glass seed beads by Mill Hill, these can't help but be stunning eye-catchers.

You can choose the plain wooden Mill Hill frames featured on the kit covers, but if you have a favorite custom framer, USE THEM for these -- they beg for an involved framing treatment! Each finishes approx 5 x 5. (We have kits of her dogs, cats and horses as well!)

Deck the Halls from Blackbird - click for more Deck the Halls from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma have published a DELIGHTFUL little booklet (4 x 5) full of a set of 6 stitched strawberry-shaped pin cushions. Stitch them flat and frame them, mount them on boxes, make square cushions... or turn them into delightful little linen stitched berries.

All stitched on various colors of 36ct linen, each design (approx 80 x 50) finishes about 4-1/2 x 3, so when twisted into a berry, those will be about 2 x 3. (32ct will turn out basically the same finished size.) Weeks Dye Works threads, Barb and Alma's charming design style, Alma'a gorgeous pictures throughout the little book, and your stitching... a match made in Stitching Heaven! I just love it! Templates, assembly instructions and box finishing tips are all included.

And Blossom as the Rose from Blackbird - click for more And Blossom as the Rose from Blackbird Designs
This leaflet is a collection of adaptations from an antique Quaker sampler originally stitch mostly in greens, taupes and creams. You get another delightful paper sewing box set, a family register sampler, a fun little drum-shaped cushion, a square (framed or cushioned) and a smaller upside-down box cushion treatment!

Pics and charts for everything... lots of assembly and decorating tips included... Barb shows how she's taken vintage linens and laces found at antique shops and flea markets, and incorporated them into HER boxes. Just a gorgeous book of 20 pages... you'll want to stitch everything in it!

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? from Blackbird - click for more Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
from Blackbird Designs
A pretty 'found' Adam and Eve antique sampler is the inspiration for the projects in this leaflet. A paper sewing box, pin keep, the main house re-stitched, the main floral urn featured in its own cushion. There are pages and pages of pretty pics, and great finishing and assembly techniques in here, everything is worked on 32ct with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses.

Barb and Alma have been busy, you'll love the pretty presentations of everything in this book. More ideas for using Flea Market finds to add to your lovely things! (It's easy to cut up someone else's old lace instead of your own!)

#29 Leaf Sprinkles from JABCO #24 Burgundy Sprinkles from JABCO #18 Mudslide Sprinkles from JABCO #06 Lemon Drop Sprinkles from JABCO SPRINKLES! from Just Another Button Company
These are delightful little packages filled with at least 35 tiny hand-dyed buttons that coordinate with each other and your DMC and hand-dyed embroidery flosses. Tiny hearts, stars, flowers, circles, triangles and squares.... none of them are large in size, but HUGE in cuteness and decorative impact! The JABCO team has organized 35 different color-packs, and I must say, they are a treat to see all together! Some packs are more mono-chromatic than others... I think you'll be able to see what I mean in our pics.

Divided into three color categories, Fresh Colors, Neutral Colors and Organic Colors... I have listed MY thoughts (in parenthesis) on DMC color matches to each pack. After you've determined the DMC colorway, it'll be easy to match again to your hand-dyeds. Use these little guys to *SPRINKLE* and garnish pin cushions or sewing cases, or ANYTHING cute that needs a little button!!!!
$11.50 per pack

It'll be 3 packs each time for $30.
March will be #1,2 and 3,,, April will be 4, 5, 6... and so on.
If you want to collect to help stock your finishing drawers... we're going to try an auto-ship on these!
3 packages each month for $30 (instead of $34.50)... we begin in March with packs 1, 2 and 3. April will ship 4, 5 and 6. May will ship 7, 8 and 9, and so on. (We cannot sub color packs for this.).

Pineapple Sewing Box  from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Pineapple Sewing Box from Abby Rose Designs
Abby Rose has made some hand-painted and waxed paper mache boxes that she has stenciled with a pineapple design. Then, she has designed an initial panel to line the box lid, and two pin cushions for the inside. Measuring 5 x 8 -- oval -- by 3 inches high, each box is lovely! Choose from Antiqued Brick Red, Mustard or White.

Presented as the box with calico backing fabric and trims for the cushions, the charts and alphabet for personalization are also included. Choose a smattering of DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads from your stash. 1/4 yard of 32ct Lambswool linen is recommended to make all your pieces. Very limited in production, Gayle finished the boxes herself... and has sold out her release!

The Halo Lamp  from Daylight - click to see more The Halo Lamp - folded -  from Daylight - click to see more The Halo Lamp from Daylight Company
This is an awesome little lamp! Fairly new to the Daylight Company's Line, we have them in stock and really like the features. It's a little table lamp -- weighing LESS THAN 1-1/2 pounds. It folds FLAT -- 1-1/2 inches thick by 13 inches long. It fits in your TOTE BAG! (or between your clothes in your suitcase)

It unfolds into a really nice sized (!) table lamp -- the 12-inch arm tilts, the lens and bulb top tilts AND rotates, and there is a protective cover over the lens. It has three daylight-balanced LED light levels -- meaning it dims -- with the touch of your finger. 6-inch low-profile base, that lens is 3-1/2 inches in diameter with a 5 diopter magnification (most of the lamps on the market are only 3.) You do need electricity to use it... no rechargeable battery system inside. It's clean, it's white, it looks nice, it's SO portable, we are very impressed! Comes in a little box -- 6 x 15 x 2 -- we can Priority Mail this baby for the 2-pound rate!!!

Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 24 - click for more Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 26 - click for more Pat's Favorite Needles Pack of 25 Size 28 - click for more
Pat's Favorite Needles
Designed by Pat Carson of Designs by Gloria & Pat... these are great little needles! Offered in envelopes of 25 needles, we have them in Tapestry 24, 26 and 28.

What makes them special is the super-long eye they feature. Coated in gold -- so it's easy to see, something about these makes them dreamy to use! The #28's fit regular Mill Hill glass beads, and the eye is HUGE compared to beading needles. Just very nice to use!

The Needle Travel Guide for 2108 - click to see more The Needle Travel Guide for 2108
For the 14th year, we have a new shopping directory (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 1 inch thick) of quilting, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, weaving, spinning, cross stitch and embroidery brick and mortar shops in the United States. We are all little tiny destinations... full of the most AWESOME things!

This directory is verified and updated every year... it is organized by state... and mapped out via state highways and the interstate system. You get listing for THOUSANDS of shops... addresses and phone numbers and dots on the maps for each. You just plan your trip and see how many wonderful little treasures you can find along the way! 595 pages of details and information, and there is even phone AP information for you to keep up with updates throughout the year!!!

Yes, there's even MORE!     
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