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Three New Designs Arriving the First Week of June from Stitching With The Housewives!
Presenting Heather's Hedgehog House - A Limited Edition to the Mouse-On-A-Roll Series from Just Nan
Nan's newest release is due in the shop the first week of June!
Heather Hedgehog lives in a cozy little A Frame house deep in the hedges of a country garden. Outside, the walls are covered with branches, vines, roses, wildflowers and berries. Two violet-painted windows help Heather check for visitors like her good friend Little Hedgie. Inside her home, houndstooth wool keeps her nice and warm. She's even flying her personal hedgehog flag from her roof!
Use DMC and 2 shades of Weeks flosses - Seaweed and Plum - to stitch the house as one piece on weeks 32ct Lilac Linen. Add the matte rose beads for berries. Line the house piece with wool and fold it into the cute a-frame house with the sides joined at the roof line. The house measures just 2 x 2-1/4 and is actually big enough for 2 hedgehogs (which Nan promises do not need to worry about social distancing!). Heather is stitched on 32ct Platinum linen with DMC. Her coat is embellished with grape and antique white beads plus twisted bugle beads pinned in place for the perfect hedgehog look. She is wearing a lavender sequin flower/lilac pearl hat.
Included with the chart are the 8-page stitch guide with finishing instructions, overyded houndstooth wool, signature button base for Heather, sequin flower hat, lilac pearl, hedgehog flag and beads. You'll need to add a few pins and stuffing.
(Heather and her her house ARE part of the Mouse-on-a-roll auto ship - FYI - if you are a part of that!)
New Releases from Erica Michaels
The Summer 2020 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine ships to us June 1st!
Stuffed full of fun cross stitch and festive punch needle projects all with a summery theme... Teresa Kogut, Heart in Hand, Stitching With The Housewives, and Barbara Ana are among the 17 designers featured.
Always a treat to page through... the decorating ideas in here are fun, too! Heavy paper, glossy pictures, full-size templates and patterns, it's very well presented. Light on the ads, heavy on content!
Princess Elliana from Mirabilia
Something fun has arrived from Mirabilia - Princess Elliana - a most colorful creature! One of Elliana's claims-to-fame is that she uses all the 35 newest colors of DMC floss that were released a few years ago in the gold collector's tin. Colors 1 through 35... do you have them? (She actually calls for a total of 63 DMC colors.) Well, this delightful creature is stitched on the prettiest shade of Peaceful Purple - either 32ct linen, or 16ct aida.
The patterns in her dress are inspired by the delicate floral patterns on the china tea sets at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City! She measures 20 x 11, and is garnished with 10 different shades of Mill Hill glass beads along with pink and peach crystal Treasures. All that classic Mirabilia coloring and shading... I look at the chart and my eyes glaze over... then there are some of you that can stitch these in the car! We have the charts available, both fabric options and the embellishment packet at well.
Flanders Fields Biscornu and Honey Bee Pin Drum from Heartstring Samplery
Back in Stock!
Project Quarantine: Stay Home & Stitch! from With Thy Needle & thread
Look what showed up in our mail this morning! What a fun project to tantalize your stitching fingers and keep your heart happy... Let's Stay Home and Stitch! Stitched on anything you like, the area inside the little hoop is worked over one thread - so keep that in mind when choosing fabric, the satin stitches on the spools of thread will be ok no matter what you use. It finishes approx 3 x 7-1/2 on 36ct.
Brenda sent a really lovely letter with the shipment... she is donating $1.00 for each of these patterns sold to Center for Disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund. The donations to this fund will support non-profit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those working with the most vulnerable populations. Areas of emphasis include helping health-care workers with purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other protective equipment, supporting quarantined and vulnerable individuals, and hygiene promotion campaigns to limit the spread of the virus.
Prosperity and Simplicity
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has released her #5 and #6 of the 2020 set of small Fragments in Time. Her annual set of 3 x 3 pin cushions, this year's set features burnt reds, denim blues and a mustard gold... and they all celebrate virtues.
Offered as individual small cards, you can choose whichever singles are your favorites or collect the complete sets, which Beth Ann has been creating for 4 years!
The Ladies Garden Journal
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has a pretty series of garden flowers, each stitched on 32ct Beige linen and finishing 5-1/2 inches square. There are six florals in the set - each offered in a separate chart, and they are coded for DMC or Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses. Sweet William is the first, Hollyhock is number 2, and Solomon's Seal is the third so far... with the last three releasing every 6 weeks or so till September-ish.
Beth Ann describes them as her whimsical garden! She did a finishing kit for this project - we will have these for a limited time. She's provided 8 unfinished wooden boards, 7 precut to size mat boards, 4 yards of twill tape ribbon, a coordinating Journal cover design, and finishing instructions to construct your stitched set of flowers into this cool zig-zag-folding journal! A fun finishing idea, kind of a surprise presentation if it's folded on your table and someone picks it up to look at it! Each of the six flower panels could be framed or cushioned as well... it's a cheerful set!
Santa is Arriving Early this Year!
Our 37th Annual Prairie Schooler Santa is blowing in here via the North Wind by the end of THIS WEEK!
Always the same size, always the same colors, always the same charming personality, always LOVED every year!
Pepperberry's Halloween Lucky 13 - The Halloween Lollipop Series
Pepperberry Designs has a 13-piece set of Halloween designs that are half-way through their release. We have the first 7, with the next three (3, 6 & 11) due in the shop around July 1st, finishing with the last shipment (4, 7 & 10) September 1st. SO CUTE, they are stitched on a combination of Weeks Dye Works's Chartreuse, Sky, Peoria Purple and Pumpkin shades of their hand-dyed linen with mostly DMC and Weeks flosses, with a few Rainbow Gallery metallics tossed in.
Each finishes about 4 or 5 inches in size on 32ct.The contour shape on the finishing treatment lets you concentrate on the designs without too much extra fabric showing. They've trimmed them all in the same edging... you could change that if you want... and all of them are stuck onto sticks - like little lollipops.
I'm thinking they need to be poked into a big 'ol bowl of candy... but I'm not sure the candy would last to hold them up! Each is presented as a single chart. (The first 7 are available now, remaining 6 can be ordered separately or through the auto-ship for future shipment.)
Fern Ridge's Beaded Bracelets!
Here are super-simple Peyote Beaded bracelets by Pat and Peggy of Fern Ridge Collections. Everybody always 'gets' the easy beading part of their fobs... so here are the fobs - only skinnier and much longer! Each beaded band is just about an inch in width, and the ends are literally sewn together around the gorgeous silver sliding closure piece.
The complete kits contain all the beads, thread and little charms dangling from the design. If you aren't a 'bracelet gal' - just loop these around the strap of your tote bag, or make them as flat ornaments for your Christmas tree!
Everyone's Uncle has joined this little group this week! The blue bead background is a rich denim blue... he's just the cutest!
Lions, Tigers & Trims! A Lady Dot & Erica Michaels Sewing Roll Collaboration!
OHhhh.... We took a fun class at Market that earned us the opportunity to bring you this LIMITED and EXCLUSIVE Sewing Roll Project!
Lions Tigers and Trims, Oh My is a charming case project stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Helix Linen using Weeks Glacial Melt hand-dyed flosses. Erica Michaels did the designing - pretty borders, pin cushions and pockets, along with cute design details all over everything! Lady Dot did the finishing materials. Lois has a new color - Polar Ice - and all the finishing components of velveteens, balls, ribbons, lace - everything coordinates with the gorgeous linen and threads.
You will get the extensive chart pack, full trim package, linen and flosses in your kit.
AS A BONUS: I put Finisher-Extraordnaire-Mona into the class at the show... and now Mona will be teaching and helping you assemble this in a ONE-DAY Optional Finishing Class! Saturday October 17th, 2020, from 10am to 5 pm, our little Shed shed room will be bursting with you busy stitchers! Space is LIMITED for this additional add-on class! You can purchase JUST the chart and all materials, and do this all yourself... OR ADD ON Mona's class too! Order everything now... and start your pre-stitching!
Fireworks Time... Our May 2020 Secret Needle Night Kit
THANKS! THIS MONTH'S DESIGN HAS SOLD OUT! Click through to learn more about this great monthly program.
Stitch a little firecracker! Our Secret Needle Night project this month companion's last year's little drum-shaped cracker... so now you might have a pair, (but at least one cute one in case you missed last year's!) Stitched on 18ct white linen it finishes about 4 x 7 flat, and 2 x 4 when rolled. I used Rainbow Gallery's metallic ribbons, velvet, DMC #5 pearl and some fun glass beads, stitched a row of festive bombs and frizzlers, and made them come alive with all those beaded sparks.
The complete kit (home made and hand made by just us Silver Needle ladies) contains the 18ct fabric, threads and beads. We have an optional finishing materials kit available for a few weeks so you can finish yours just like either of our finishes here - zip-zap! (Our goal is to make you look really good!)
Three New Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
Snow Village #8 Snowball Stand
from Country Cottage Needleworks
Here's the next installment in this cute collection of winter-y festival stands and businesses. We have 3 more charts to go in the series, so joining our auto-ship is an easy way to collect, in case you want them all.
Each is cute just by itself, too... and individual blocks of them would make a great windowsill decor option. Each 'section' finishes about 3-1/2 inches square, and they all use the same color scheme... see if you have favorites and start those first!
New Arrivals from Hands On Design
Well Rounded! from Hands On Design
Cathy Haberman has a new chart coming with 12 'rounds' in it... 3 for each of the 4 seasons. Graduated sizes, each season is stitched on it's own fabric, and trimmed with its own colorway of Lady Dot Trim... so there are a ton of 'ingredients to collect' for these!
Super cute, if you don't want to make the rounds... just do pin cushions!
Fabric by Stephanie has special linen packs - we will have them for a very limited time.
Lady Dot has a twill tape trim pack - we will have IT for a limited time.
Cathy has a finishing kit, which is ALSO limited ... but the charts will be around for years and years, and they call for DMC, so life is good!
NOTE! The fabric for the perennial pinwheels finally came in, and we have extra sets. We now have more twill packs in and the fabrics by Stephanie!
Plum Street Samplers' Newest Releases are on the Way!
Sweet Land of Liberty from Blackbird Designs
Freshly Reprinted by Blackbird! Due in the shop this week or next!
We loved this book the first time around. It even had a reprint of In Full Glory - a very favorite Reward of Merit that had retired! Lots of pages (24), beautiful pics by Alma... we're glad to see it again!
Blackbird's Summer, Autumn & Winter Are being reprinted!|
Here is our shop model from years ago - we have always loved this set of 3 leaflets by Blackbird!
All joined together in our model are Summer - on the left with the strawberries, Autumn - the middle section, and Winter - the right-hand panel.
In Friendship's Way from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma are also re-leasing this gorgeous book - 40 pages - featuring 12 small designs with a friendship theme... and it's also coming any day! Price was $24 previously, and shouldn't be much different now, we think. As always, Alma's stunning photography is throughout the book and just turning the pages like a story book is delicious!!!
They begin with a pin cushion in a wire basket, next a lovely bird perched atop a painted and waxed paper mache box. Next is another topper for a wooden box... then a set of six stitched strawberries dedicated to friends, that are showcased in a 4 x 6-ish inch wooden and glass box. There is a framed sampler, and finally a button box that is actually the SAME box as used in Casting a Spell.
It turns out that ALL THESE FUN FINISHING PIECES ARE AVAILABLE at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns... so they are inexpensive, available, and really easy to transform! (They even give you the stock numbers of the items!) Gorgeous, soft designs, pretty hand-dyed fabrics and flosses... I LOVE, LOVE it!!!
New Springtime Arrivals from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia sends her love via new cross stitch charts! She says everyone needs a little Spring in their stitching right now. Each is presented as a chart, and for a limited time, we have silk packs available for them - as an option.
from Lindy Stitches
*Oh my darling it's true... beautiful things have dents and scratches too.* What a fun little piece! Even though the urn is broken and the fence is a bit crooked, the bird has found a lovely place to be!
Finishes approx 9-1/2 x 12 on 36ct... actually fairly good sized. Coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks over-dyed flosses.
Three Upcoming Arrivals by Stitching With The Housewives! Get Ready to Celebrate July!
A trio of new charts are due to arrive May 5th...
Announcing the Return of Common Ground and Silkwood Manor from Just Nan! They're Here!
To quote Nan, "These are lovely, longer projects for our current stay at home world. Each leaflet includes graphs and instructions for needle books. The printing company who did the original 6-page leaflets was no longer in business, the charm manufacturer closed its doors, but we have persevered. The leaflets have a new format, the beads are the same, and we have found the charms from the original manufacturer at another source. Plus, we are adding Mini Slides with floral motifs from each sampler."
We have 16 beautiful new arrivals by Marjorie Massey.
Even though she's French... we can still read the chart symbols and our familiar DMC color numbers! (Her chart titles are very confusing and numbering is not consistent, so we'll try to do our best labeling them in our mouse-overs and dropdowns!) All are available in chart format, very clear, colored graphs. Remember, you can change colors and fabrics - it's YOUR stitching!!!!
Cute 'Postcards' from your Travels! from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Open Road Abode's cute little campers go all over the USA! What a fun reminder of the travels that lay ahead of us! This is a fun little collection of campers - all of them finish about 4 x 6 in size. Stitch them in one color - or go through your stash and find some colors you like. They are meant to be cute and quick. Fun to frame with trip pictures, or hang 'em in your camper!
Open Road has a whole collection of National Parks and cute RV designs... you'll see 16 more like these on her page, along with a few larger cabin designs as well. There are 7 offerings that are actually 'postcards' - small charts on postcard sized cardstock. Pictured above are 3 of them... click through to see the rest. Summer IS coming!
Another Year Creeps By
from Ink Circles
This is a delightful set of crooked little mandalas by Ink Circles - look closely - all Halloween-themed! Originally published as 12 monthly charts, this is the entire collection stitched as one. Tracy named each 3-1/2 inch panel - try to identify them! A Bone to Pick, A Little Batty, Amazing Ginsu, Black-Eyed Susan, Boxelders, Calamari Breath, Head Case, Ride This One Out, Rosy Outlook, Squash Watch, Sum of Your Fears, and Time for One More Stitch.
You can make individual pin cushions, or use the border and join them all together - the whole thing measures about 10 x 13 on 40ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons or DMC, it's really a very fun piece!!!
Heartware Small Stoneware Bowl and Pocket Round Snowman & Flower Charts from Heart in Hand
Oh is this a charming little bowl! Heart in Hand's newest stoneware piece measures a mere 2-3/4 inches in diameter and only 1-1/2 inches in height! Cecelia has designed several small designs to be finished into fabric lids for this little guy... so you can have a stitched Ort Bowl! A soft, neutral gray color... go through your stash and find some bitty designs for these. Make a bunch of lids so you can change 'em out!
The Pocket Round Snowman and Flower are mis-leading on here. Truthfully, they stitched them on 32ct fabric... but then finished them into a round lid that is much larger than the 2-3/4 top on the bowl. You can assemble them much smaller - getting rid of all that extra fabric showing on the tops - and they'll fit closer to the top of the bowls.
The Whirligig patterns will also fit these small bowls - just do them over one thread!
Smallest Things Sampler from Heart in Hand
*Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart!* One of Heart in Hand's newest releases, this cute little nursery piece measures just 5 x 5 on 32ct.
There is an alphabet for personalization, along with two wooden button embellishments. Sweet and small, just like the Little Thing that is taking up all the heart-room! Presented as the chart with embellishments.
Birds and Animals for the Seasons - I Colori delle stagioni #3 and #4
We have come across two set of designs - Birds and Animals for the 4 Seasons - that are charming! From Serenila di Campagna, they come from Italy, and include the seasons charted in English, French and Italian.
The animals one features a cat, squirrel, geese and rabbit... each abut 90 x 50 in stitch count - without their seasons' name below.
The birds are about the same size. I believe all are stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen, and they are coded for tons of luscious DMC colors! Stitch them together as long pieces, or simply the smaller animals.
Some Dramatic Pieces from Autumn Lane Stitching
Here are 4 designs that are coded for DMC floss, but beg for some fun metallics to be added in - by YOU!
ANZAK and Pavae for These Times
from Long Dog Samplers
We have received two new single-color chart designs by Long Dog Samplers this week! Stitch them on whatever you like, and use the color YOU want... or a bunch of different ones!
I Love My Cat Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
Well, your cat won't know if you stitch this or not... but he might sit in your lap while you do! *Croucher, jumper, sweet face bumper, stealthy creeper, armchair sleeper, my cat.* Pull out those two rows of the cats, stitch them in along row, and finish it into a drum shape - might be really cute!
Presented as a leaflet with separate accessory pack of the silks and embellishments, it finishes only 4-1/2 x 12-1/2 on 28ct Natural linen - those kitty rows are only 25 stitches high! Thea has a Dog Sampler too... depends on your favorite pet!
Fresh New Kits for Autumn and Halloween - by Mill Hill!|
Oh wow... something fun and new from Mill Hill... in plenty of time to get them stitched for this Fall!
Here we go...
Mill Hill's Autumn Series *Button & Beads 2020
This year's set features 2 specialty coffee designs that match the Cappucino and Latte that we have had for several years... so now that set is up to 4 designs. The Haunted Lantern is REALLY cool, and the Pumpkin Tree features a neat, foggy night-time sky. The Water Pump is simply more of Fall floral scene, all of them are fun! Complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and buttons; each finishes approx 5 x 5.
The 2020 Autumn Harvest Series Kits from Mill Hill
This year's 3 x 3-ish ornament-sized designs... they are DARLING this time around! Mill Hill describes them: At the pumpkin patch people pick their 'Pumpkin Trio' and hear the 'Gobble Gobble' of the Thanksgiving turkey. To find the 'Red Cap Mushrooms' they will have to take a hike in the forest, the 'Webster' tries to scare you away knowing the danger of the red mushrooms and above in the tree, the 'Moonlit Owl' also hoots out a warning about the poison in the mushrooms! After all the fun, you are invited to 'Come Stitch For a Spell!
Each kit contains it's 14ct perforated paper, and DMC flosses, along with all the glistening beads!
The 2020 Autumn Charmed Ornaments - Little Painted Pumpkins from Mill Hill
This is a delightful set of stitched miniature pumpkins! Just the cutest little things - hang them on a straggly tree branch and stand that up in your basket of pin cushions!
Each pumpkin comes a a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill glass beads and a little brass charm embellishment. They all finish about 3 inches in size.
New Scissors Arrivals from WASA of Solingen, Germany!
We have always carried a wonderful selection of luscious embroidery scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany, but we have a fresh shipment to show off! Friendly competitors with our DOVO friends... both companies operate in the famed 'Solingen Region' of Germany, and just like the registered name of "Kona Coffee" they cannot SAY they are Kona if they do not manufacture the coffee in the famous region of Hawaii, or Solingen Steel, if they are not from Solingen!
Bee and Halloween Alphabets from Rovaris of Italy
Paola and Livia Rovaris have a couple of unique alphabet designs that are presented as sets of 5 pillows! One has a bee theme, the other Halloween - in looking at them, the letters are in the same positions - but each is scattered with its own fun motifs. Find some cute finishing fabric first, then some trims, THEN choose your stitching fabric. They all finish about 4 inches high, but different lengths depending on how you finish them. What a neat presentation, you have to study them a little to see how they 'spell correctly!'
We brought home several new designs from the Spring trade show by these ladies... click through the links to see everything else FUN!
Fun New Arrivals from Thistle's Liezbeth... all the way from The Netherlands!
Anna Ohman 1873
from Lila's Studio
By Lila's Studio, this is an adaptation of an antique sampler found at an estate sale in Illinois... probably stitched in Sweden.
Lila had to fix the top band, and chose Classic Colorworks Used Brick (3 skeins) for her piece which features an eagle adorned with maple leaves and surrounded with an oak leaf border. Just beautiful, it measures 158 x 156 in stitch count. Presented as a chart.
Stacy Nash Primitives has Several New Designs
Charts with Pins from PuntiniPuntini
When I think of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter... I think of carrots and clovers, picnics at the beach, leaves and acorns, and snowmen! Paola from Puntini Puntini has 4 cute little pillow designs coded for DMC floss that finish only 3 x 7 each on 32ct. She has included two of her hand-made clay buttons in each season's chart, and offers an awesome collection of CHARMING hand-made pins and buttons to garnish them even more - if you want! Even if you pass on these charts, her pins and buttons are Over-The-Top-Cute and very detailed. Enjoy!!!
Quakers in Holland and France from Tempting Tangles
I show my ignorance of World History by wondering if Quakers were IN Holland and France... but we liked these colorful designs... so we ordered them! So... separate the Quaker motifs from the charming city and country landscapes if you want - or NOT! Designed by Tempting Tangles, each measures 168 stitches square - so 10-1/2 inches on 32ct. Coded for Silks or DMC, Deborah has captured the charm of Amsterdam with those tall skinny houses, the canals, and the charming windmill from the countryside.
I love the 'shadows' in the background - like the houses just behind on the next street over. In France, you get villages in Provence, the rivers, the winerys, and of course Paris! Did you notice the Quaker motif made out of bicycles... or the one with the rooster?
Mountain View Bay
from By the Bay Needleart
Harbor Haven and Serenity Harbor IN MINIATURE! (well almost!) By the Bay's Donna Bayliss has released this fun piece that measures a mere 9 x 7 in size. It has her same design flavor and personality as the huge Serenity Harbor and Harbor Haven patterns we have... without the other 11 patterns and lifetime-stitching-committment.
Worked on 28ct Star Sapphire linen, don't you just want to LIVE in this picture? Coded for 24 shades of DMC, it's delightful, and offered as a single chart!
A Two Rabbit Sampler, Little Summer Sampler, La-D-Da Quaker, Kinder Than Necessary and Blueflower Drum
Lori Markovic's most recent offerings include these designs...
Cute Novelty Scissors
We brought home some Candy Corn and Sun & Moon scissors from Market! Joining our collection of owls, stars, ladybugs, pumpkins, pineapples and cactus, here are two more! The designs are all enameled on the handles of these 4-inch embroidery scissors.
While they are not the greatest quality - cutting wise - and they don't feel like the *Melted Butter DOVO's,* they do have their place tied onto one of your cute stitched fobs or tucked into a fun sewing case to match their themed decor!
Chessie & Me's Newest Things are Here!
Three Birds & a Bee from AB Designs
Quite the cute little things, stitch a fat bird or bee, and perch it somewhere unexpected! AB Designs has 4 new, small charts for these cute guys - each finishes about 3 x 4 in size. They are stitched on small pre-made 18ct white Aida 'birds.' Stitch them, then sew together the bottoms, and they're done!
Really a cute idea, if you are an over achiever - you can stitch both sides of them - but right now, they are shown with stitching on one side. We've included the bird fabric piece with each chart.
New Needle Nannys and Threaders from Puffin & Company!
We have a frog, fun little flying pig, birdhouse and flowery butterfly. Each is made from copper, nickel and brass, and features a strong rare earth magnet to help it cling to your stitch board, or fridge, filing cabinet - whatever is metal.
Cute as can be, we have matching mini-minders, needle threaders and micro threaders (they fit the beading needles) for the frog and flying pig!
Christkindlmarkt from Pickle Barrel Designs
This is dear to the hearts of the ladies here at The Silver Needle! It is a set of small designs all stitched together of a Christmas Market Scene! We hosted a Christmas Markets Cruise trip down the Danube River with Jeannette Douglas 4 years ago - and are planning our next one THIS COMING December! So... everyone who went on our delightful trip - or who is going on the next one will have to have this!
By Pickle Barrel Designs, the top part is the header for the piece - check out those little gnomes (which have always been popular in Germany - but not here until recently!) Then, the glass Blowing booth - the first of the six stands. Parts 3 through 7 will be the glass ornament stand, a bakery, hot apple cider, (they all serve hot 'glu-wein' - hot sangria-type wine in special little mugs to collect from each market), hot pretzels and the roasted nuts! The individual stand designs all finish about 4 inches each. (Actually, there are terrific hand-made items at those markets too... and you should SEE the decorated trees the towns put up in City Center as well!)
ANYWAY, I know our gals will add metallics and beads and fun threads to these... and maybe even tape a few ticket stubs and market fliers to the back of their finished framed piece! Even if you aren't coming along on our next cruise... this is a super-charming piece! It's a must have! We're offering an auto-ship for this. The first two charts shiped in March... the rest follow monthly-ish till it finishes sometime in August-ish! Coded for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds, it finishes about 16 x 16 on 25ct Lugana - so any other fabric will make it smaller as well.
Mary, Mary Needleworker
from Lindy Stitches
Lindy Stitches has a cute new design that needs to hang in your stitching room or somewhere in close proximity to your stash, fav stitch spot - or gee - the Family Room! She has two color options - day or nighttime stitching - and it's cute either way!
Finishing 12 x 10 on 32ct, the little spool flowers are cute, and the dangling scissors, and of course the verse - it just makes us smile!
Jenny Bean The Parlour Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler
Shakespeare's Peddler began designing this sampler several years ago... and has finally finished it! Jenny Bean is her imaginary young girl in Early America - we have the date of 1824 on here. Designed and released in 8 different parts over the years, we now have all the pieces and parts and can send you any or ALL of them! This delightful sampler tells about jenny's life, her surroundings, her beliefs, and at the bottom, we see her school, town and home.
The piece measures 810 x 170 - so on the recommended 36ct Picture This Plus Wren Linen, it finishes 45 x 9-1/2 inches in size. If you can't picture that - please refer to Our Mona - who is graciously 'modeling' next to the framed piece! We have several different counts and colors of fabric that this will look great on... every option will require a 1/2 yard cut of fabric - linen or Aida.
If you have been collecting this, you are probably missing parts 7 and 8 - (they will ship to our Auto-stitchers this week) but as I said, we can ship whatever parts you need! We love the finished piece... and love that 'Modeling Mona!!'
from Madame Chantilly
This is the CUTEST little patriotic mouse - bringing stars and a smile to your face! You can stitch him on top of the watering can or off... and choose the red, white and blue star twigs or the bigger stars that spell 'freedom.'
Since Rossana is from Italy, she's included the Italian and French flags in here as well! Coded for DMC, the larger version is 114 x 122, the smaller one is 57 x 87. Absolutely the cutest!
Bunny Tails, Just a Few Flakes from Val's Stuff
It depends where in the world you are right now - you might be getting a little warm spring weather - or a couple of inches of snow! So... something for everyone by Val's Stuff! We also have 2 more Halloween designs that are new - so click the pic to visit them al on our inside pages! Val's kits all come with 14ct perforated paper, the backing felt and necessary embellishments shown on her designs. You supply regular DMC floss from your stash - nothing earth shattering color-wise, just basics... but she does have conversions to hand-dyeds if you'd rather use those.
Magnetic Needle Tins & Matching Stitch Dots from Zappy Dots
Here are 6 fun needle cases with matching needle minders... all magnetic, which stitchers love!
Great stitcher gifts, three of these feature designer artwork on them.
Measuring about 1 x 4 inches in size, the top slides off to reveal lots of room for needles and threaders, pills, little mints... a few spare charms for loose coins... whatever you need to keep track of and contained!
New Arrivals from Silver Creek Samplers
Just Go Left from Tiny Modernist
*When nothing goes right... just go left!* That just about says it all!
By Tiny Modernist, this is a small chart that stitches up into a 6 x 6 piece on 16/32ct. Coded for DMC, it'll work on multiple fabrics... might be cute to stick in your office?
Prims & Neutrals Finishing Packs from Lady Dot
Lady Dot occasionally makes awesome little packets of finishing materials - bits and pieces of her hand-dyed velveteens, hand-dyed trims, pins, cords and ribbons. They were offered at Market, and once we sell out of our batches, we cannot get more.
The Prim colorway contains tans and blacks, the Neutrals has more beige, but grays instead of the blacks.
Just luscious, you have enough stuff in either of these to finish at least 3 or 4 pin cushions (more if they are small or you are frugal!) - and have them all coordinate!
School Bus Vintage from Lady Dot
Oh I LOVE this twill ribbon! Lois has taken twill tape that is printed with inches and centimeters, dyed it a mustard yellow, and then made it grungy... kind of like if the schoolbus ran over it!
SUPER cute as a decorative band across a sewing tote or pin cushion... you could make a tiny carrying tab to stick out of a pouch side, use it for a zipper pull... just anything! It's 100% cotton, 1/2 an inch wide, and you have 2 yards in the package to play with!
New Designs from The Purple Thread
Christmas Square Dance
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is beginning a new 12-part series of little 2-1/2 inch squares - each one featuring a different and fun thing about Christmas! We saw all 12 designs stitched together as well as singly at the Spring Needlework Market and THEY ARE SUPER CUTE! You're going to want this 4-part set of small charts. The first one is here now - the other three charts will release in April, June and August 2020.
Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha linen, each bitty square mentions a word and little motifs - so we begin with Home, Sweets and Wrap. They are small enough for ornaments, you can join them all together for one larger piece or even make the individual flat stand-ups or little bricks. Our Auto-ship includes the charts only. You decide on fabrics - Cecilia even had them stitched over two on 18ct linen - cute too!
Basket Full of Easter, a Bent Creek Kit
The next *thing of things* design... here's an Easter basket stuffed with two cute chicks, a pair of carrots, 5 decorated eggs, 5 flowers, a butterfly and that cute little blue bunny.
There IS a lot on there! Complete kit contains the presorted #5 Pearl Cotton and cut of 18ct Natural Linen to make this cute 6 x 6 basket!
The Flag, a Bent Creek Classic Chart
Do you remember this? Bent Creek published it in 1995 - so it's 25 years old! A beautiful little flag, it measures 91 x 65 in stitch count - so 9 x 6 on 10ct, 6 x 4 on 32... or even 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 over one on 40!
It uses just DMC of 815, 822 and 823... and the letters from the alphabet make up all the stars. The stripes have no pattern to them - just stitches here and there to get that raggedy flavor!
Ronnie Rowe's Pen & Ink Cross Stitch Collection
Stunning and sophisticated, Ronnie Rowe's artwork is 'single pixels' - placed just so - to create these awesome designs! (Actually ALL cross stitches are single pixels, but since we don't usually see them arranged this way in one color, our eye doesn't see that so much.) Stitched on any white fabric you wish, he uses only DMC #844 gunmetal gray to stitch his designs. (You can use any color you want, as well.) So appropriate in an office, library or family room setting, they are lovely, and presented as charts.
The White House measures 300 x 400 in stitch count - it is am impressive 25 x 17 on 18/36ct... or 32 x 22 on 14ct.
Mount Rushmore measures 300 x 220 - finishing 17-ish x 12 on 18/36ct.
Lady Liberty measures 200 x 300 - again about 12 x 18.
Birthday Bluebirds Biscornu from Just Nan
We're still celebrating our 35th Silver Needle Anniversary this winter - even though I think we're nearing Year 36!
Just Nan has presented us with a commemorative Biscornu design - exclusive to Silver Needle! Stitched on 32ct Raw linen with 9 shades of DMC floss, our precious cushion features very sparkly flowers, birds and scatterings of beads against a snowflake of lacy white. Just 3-1/4 inches square, each side is stitched - but different. One side has 4 tiny bluebirds tucked amidst its blossoms, while the other side has my initials and tiny 35 stitched on there. (LL - because she did it for me, and like Silver Needle I was 35 at one point!) There is an alphabet included in case you want to personalize this your way.
Nan has featured petite beads of pearl, silver, gold and rose crystals, silver bugle beads, and silver triangle beads to garnish the 8 corners. There are two brushed rose gold heart beads tufted into the cushion centers... but the best part is the tiny little rose gold bluebird - a Just Nan Charmbead perched in a pearl-topped pin that you can poke in anywhere you like best! Pretty pinks, blues and whites, we love it! Presented as Nan's chart with all the necessary and special embellishments and Charmbead and 2 cuts of 32ct Raw Linen. DMC flosses are separate (set of 9) if you need them.
We're taking RESERVATIONS now for a mid-to-late March Delivery... We LOVE our Birthday Present from Nan!
Have you seen the cute petite little ceramic cupcake holders at Hobby Lobby? They have pink and blue - several colors actually - and we've perched our Birthday Biscornu on one to show you how CUTE they are with it! They let you elevate your cushion just a little to really show it off!
Native Americans from Ronnie Rowe
This piece speaks volumes! Stitched with Ronnie Rowe's favorite gunmetal DMC color of 844... you'll get to add 3072 to that image on the right to make it appear farther away, and then add a teeny bit of 3758 baby blue for that awesome sky!
Measuring 320 x 480 in stitch count, your fabric choice will dictate the finished size. Such a great piece, it'll finish approx 23-ish x 34 on 14ct... but could be only 8 x 12 over one on 40!
We have a fresh shipment of Ronnie's Cat's Eyes and Dog Portraits... they have been favorites for years! Click through to the inside page to see them all.
Presenting the Bride and Groom Sugar Skull Style! from Satsuma Street
If you've ever seen the movie *Coco* these will make you smile. Super colorful... you DO have to have the right couple to appreciate these... but they ARE fun, and really unique!
Stitched on white 14ct perforated paper, they finish approx 3 x 4 in size. The kits include the paper, chart, flosses, beads and colorful sequins, and the bride even has a bit of tulle for her veil! Too Darn Cute!
The Nutcracker Suite Ornament Collection from Satsuma Street
These are positively enchanting - just like their story! Jody Rice's set of 8 paper ornaments are stitched on metallic 14ct perforated paper - the Snow Queen and Mouse King are on silver - the rest are on gold. Each measures approx 2-1/4 x 5 inches, and is stitched with DMC floss. Every one is garnished with glass beads and sequins - I see some snowflakes and flowers in them... so between the shiny paper and the glistening beads and those sequins, these really sparkle!
Super colorful, these look stunning on your Christmas Tree because they are lightweight and can hang on the tips of the branches or where-ever your twinkle lights will catch them. The kits come with a huge, gorgeous color chart, the flosses, beads, sequins, needle and good instructions for sewing on the beads and finishing.
Next, The Halloween Collection from Satsuma Street
These are just as cute and festive as the Nutcracker Collection... absolutely bursting with color and personality! They are done on 14ct Black Perforated Paper - which is actually pretty easy to see! For a change - you can work on black and SEE IT! Varied shapes and sizes, they are all in the 2-1/2 to 4-inch neighborhood. The Pumpkin King Nutcracker is done on silver metallic paper and he's 5 inches.
Each is stitched with DMCs of chartreuse/apple green, brilliant oranges, bright aqua, gorgeous purples, and deep fuscias. Totally yummy colors! The are garnished with glass beads and sequins in just the right places to make the designs 'pop!' Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads, sequins, needles and instructions for sequin-and-bead-attachment and finishing. It'll be hard to choose favorites!
Baby It's Cold Outside
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Isn't this a sweet little winter bird? He looks all puffed up to stay nice and warm! Marie Driskill's newest design is stitched on 32ct Storm Linen by Picture This Plus and finishes just 4 x 4.
She's used 33 different DMC shades in here, so you'll be busy with this one! She says this companions her other Winter Bird - When Cardinals Appear (about halfway down our Blackberry Lane page).
The Haynes Sampler
from Annie Beez Folk Art
Annie Beez Folk Art has several new releases; this is just one of them - click the pic to visit the rest! This one follows a 'Family Established' theme... *The Lord made the family and in it he dwells.* Annie did this for her daughter's growing family - the 'Mom and Pop' are on there, complete with a couple of kids, a cow, the bees, a little goat and the family homestead.
The cool double row of roses could be the area where you add some family initials, there is a lot of possibility with this! Coded for silks or DMC, it finishes a generous 13 x 15 on 32ct, so it'll make a great presentation on the household walls!
Samplers you can stitch for Knitters, Spinners and Wool-Lovers! from October House
October House is a new designer for Silver Needle. She has lots of cute designs - lots feature a knitting theme, so we Cross Stitchers can finally STITCH something for our favorite knitter! Everything comes in a chart pack... coded for DMCs or hand-dyed flosses and wools. Exceptionally cute stuff... here we go! Four Are pictured here - there are 5 more on her new page, so make sure to click through to see those as well!
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has designed this CHARMING Department Store all decorated for Christmas Holiday Sales! It is absolutely enchanting... stitched with gold metallic and everything!
Finishing about 13 x 15 on 30ct Parisian Gray linen, it uses 8 skeins of 7 different DMC colors along with 20 skeins of 8 different Classic Colorworks hand-dyed shades. We get shop windows of a train, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, the toy department, the stuffed animals and even the bakery. Love it, love it!
New Hand-dyed Flosses, including Weeks, Weeks Pearl 5 and The Gentle Art!
We have them all bundled together in sets for you... or you can purchase via their little clicky boxes on their own pages. Getting them NOW while they are together and new is really the best though.
New Blackbird Designs Arrivals!
Sewing Club -- This is Blackbird at their finest! It is a 60-page book stuffed with 16 projects they have taught at various events and exclusive designs previously released as Club Pieces for shops. Bags, drums, box tops, pin cushions, framed pieces... there are pictures galore along with the charts. Finishing and assembly instructions are also in here... it's such a pretty publication!
Remember our Market Cookbook!!!
A Limited Edition little 6 x 9 softcover cookbook of 63 pages... it features favorite recipes submitted by 87 designers and shop owners in the industry - most went to Market this year! Besides the recipes, you get FREE CHARTS in here (I lost count at 18)... and they are GREAT this year!
Tina and Teri have a little gift tag, Blue Flower has a small baking squirrel, Rosewood has a flower basket, and Blackberry Rabbit has a gorgeous antique floral urn design! There are food and family photos all tucked in between all the recipes, and the whole thing is only $8! (Last year's book is sold out!)
The New JBW Designs are here!
Christmas Ornaments - Is the highlight! This is a 5 x 7 spiral bound booklet of heavy paper that features 20 of Judy's past ornament designs originally published between 2007 and 2017. Trees, mittens. stockings and wreaths, I haven't counted, but I bet she has 60 more of these in her entire collection - but individually, they are much more expensive!
Choose your favorite fabric and usually one color of hand-dyed thread... these are especially pretty stitched over one thread on some small count.
Click through to the JBW page to see the rest!
New Designs from Jeannette Douglas Designs!
Gorgeous new designs - we are in BIG TROUBLE as they are all stunning!!!
New Designs from Mani Di Donna
Mani di Donna's Newest has come home from Market with us. Really cute!
Christmas Pets by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Mill Hill has sent 5 new designs by Laurel Burch - dogs, cats and birds all decked out in their Christmas finery!
Complete kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill beads and DMC flosses,each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square. Lots of gorgeous color... you have plenty of time to finish them before NEXT Christmas!
New Goodies from Shepherd's Bush!
French Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten
Another gorgeous piece released at Market by Samplers Not Forgotten, this one features a French proverb as the verse (which is also charted in English just in case!). Little by little the bird makes it's nest is the thought - the proverb advises that with patience (or time) and perseverance all goals can be accomplished. Look at those gorgeous florals cascading down the sides... and all those involved dividing bands - aren't they exquisite? That little bird motif in there would make a beautiful little pin cushion all by itself!
Measuring 271 x 351, stitch this on any linen you like - it'll finish approx 15 x 19-1/2 on 36ct. Worked with Weeks flosses, you'll need multiple skeins of Arrowhead, Banana Pudding, Dove, Oilcloth, Caper, Dolphin, Blue Suede, Lily Pad, Whiskey, Gold, Sanguine, and that time and patience it talks about!
The pics look stunning... can't wait to see it! Note: when you click through, you can click on the model image on that page and see a much larger version of this. Bet you get goose bumps!
Sweet Finch, Rose Bouquet and Token of Love from Samplers Not Forgotten Samplers Not Forgotten has a trio of pretty pin cushion designs that are presented in kit format.
Liberty Hill Farm
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has a CHARMING pair of patriotic designs that she has finished into little round stand-up cushions - Pin Drums. Worked on 32ct Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof Linen, these are stitched with a special pack of Sulky Threads. When you have stitched these two pieces... you'll STILL have enough thread left to stitch Hand's On's Memorial Day piece!! The girls planned their designs this way - and best of all the thread set is only $16.00!
The larger drum is 159 x 64 - and the smaller is 159 x 51. Super-duper-darn-cute... we even ordered the limited edition flower-pin packs to make those three pins poking from the tops! (I think those are little flower-shaped bits of wool that Cathy Habermann has done!) Love those bright colors... go check out Memorial Day, as well!
Yellow Warbler Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
Paula from Crossed Wing Collection has designed her 4th stitched bird nest with coordinating scissor fob! The biscornu-shaped cushions are replicas of each birds nest - complete with their eggs stitched over one thread... AND they are stitched on both sides, so the bottom of the cushion looks like the bottom of the nest.
You are stitching 4 x 4 pieces and joining them together to make that unique shape that really DOES resemble a bird nest! The matching fob features the little bird - this one is a Yellow Warbler. Absolutely exquisite, all 4 of the different birds are presented in leaflet format... Chipping Sparrow, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and Cardinal. We've seen these nests stitched - they are enchanting!
New Designs from The Scarlett House
Here from the show! Tanya has 4 more PLUS her collaboration with Heartstrings Samplery. We have them all.
Berry Bowl Sampler,
a Collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and The Scarlett House
Wow! This is her collaboration with The Scarlett House! *Life is sweeter when shared with Friends.*
This is stitched on two different pieces of fabric, then joined together. SO... you can each stitch your half... and share it... so your stitching is on one side, your friend's is the other!
Stitch Count for the Entire Piece is 200 x 200... I think this will NOT get lost on the wall!
Sewn in Friendship
These are a collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and Plum Street Samplers.
We've seen Paulette's half... and now we have a pic of Beth's half - they meet amidst the motifs! (The Heartstring half is shown on the left, and the Plum Street half is on the right.)
They are sweet pincushion-sized things - probably about 4 x 6. *A Pin Keep or a Pin Give!* We love them!
Celebrate from Teresa Kogut! - WOW!
This is a special collection of 15 designs Teresa has done to celebrate her 15 years of Cross Stitch designing!
All we have to show at the moment are her computer-generated images - but they are a pretty good sneak peek!
The book is wire-bound, and I imagine quite a treat to behold. She promises a Punch Needle Celebrate Book to follow this April!
Teresa Kogut has Five New Sampler Designs
Here are 4 new samplers... pics are small and very few details until the charts come home with us, but each finishes a generous size on their various fabrics.
The one with the red house and 3 evergreens features the advice to: Pet All the Dogs! Can't wait to get our hands on these to tell you about the design details.
Teresa Kogut has 8 regular Cross Stitch designs coming... here are just THREE!
Teresa Kogut has New Punch Needle Designs
Then the Punch Needle Patterns! All of Teresa's come with the punching fabric.
(Note: when you click on these images, you'll be taken directly to the Punch Needle section of Teresa's page.)
New Releases from Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks
Newest Arrivals from With Thy Needle
Memorial Day from Hands On Design
Oh, this is fresh and summery! Stitched on 32ct antique White Belfast Linen, it uses Sulky brand flosses, which come packaged as a set for this design.
BONUS: you will have enough thread left over from that pack to stitch BOTH of Summer House Stitche Workes Liberty Hill Farm drum cushions!
Memorial Day measures 175 x 124. Can you tell from the pic that the stripes feature little tiny x's and do-dad stitches on them?
Previews of the New, from The Blue Flower... Huckleberry Farm, Summer Squirrel & Summer Acorns
Jeannine of Blue FLower has announced some of her new designs.
The Secret Santa Series
from Hands On Designs
This is a new 9-part series released March 6 from Hands On's Cathy Haberman. 9 Designs in all, the first two are pictured here. You'll need to collect only 8 charts ($6 each) , because... you guessed it... the 9th design is the Secret Santa and all its elements are smaller portions in the previous 8 designs!
Presented as individual charts, they are stitched on 32ct (you'll need a fat quarter yard of fabric) Vintage Tiffany by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
You'll need Weeks flosses of Blue Topaz, Curry, Emerald (2), Galvanized, Gunmetal (2), Liberty (3), Mocha, Peach and Whitewash (4). There are also 6 colors of Kreinik #4 Braid used... and Just Another Button Company has made a special 'holly-bead' for finishing! After the first two chart releases, #3 and 4 will follow in 6 weeks... the series will finish approx late July or August 2020. Taking RESERVATIONS now... so we can gather all your 'pieces and parts!'
Gingerbread Mittens & Reindeer in Flight from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane has some darling mitten ornament charts that are just precious!
For a limited time, our charts coming from the recent market are coming with actual little metal mitten clips. When our first shipment runs out, no more clips will be included. We hear they are available at Hobby Lobby, so if your chart doesn't include them, HL is the place to find more!
Yes, there's even MORE!
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