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#254 Fresh Picked Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Halloween Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more Santa's Tree Farm from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Rack Stack from Plum Street Samplers Parker's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Gingerbread Fairy Mouse Stocking & Emb from Just Nan - click for more Holly Jolly Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more

CS271 Valentine Hoopla from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Coming To America - The Women of the Mayflower
from With Thy Needle

Brenda Gervais has just announced a very limited edition sampler honoring the Pilgrim women who came to America on the Mayflower. 2020 Is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's Landing in Cape Cod - these were the women who brought needlework to America! We have Brenda's release-information letter linked here so you can read her fascinating information on this upcoming sampler.

Official signup for this sampler kit begins June 1st and only lasts until June 15th. So mark your calendars! A September 6th release, Brenda has a bonus design to release 66 days later - November 9th - to wrap up Coming to America. The Mayflower voyage lasted 66 days - the reason for the Sept 6 and Nov 9th dates!

No pricing info yet. Lots more info will follow. We are totally excited about this piece and couldn't wait to share the news as soon as we heard it!

It's definitely time to plan your 2020 Stitching Calendar... and we have three scheduled that you'll want to be a part of! An extra-added bonus... did you know that Tulsa is one hour away from Pioneer Woman??? You can fit her in when you come visit us!!!!
  • Sue Hillis and Amy Bruecken of AB Designs are coming to our new, intimate She Shed Stitching Room for quick mini-weekends this April and May.
  • Erica Michael's Linda Stolz and Heartstrings Samplery's Beth Twist are our special Designers at our big and festive Annual Summer Stitching Event.

Information on all is available on our Events Page... take a peek! Registrations are open for all of them!

Plan next Christmas NOW! (It's already scheduled for next December, you know!)
Join The Silver Needle and Jeannette Douglas Designs for a lovely
trip down the Danube River to see the Christmas Markets and stitch a little!

Our private ship is just about full... our European River Cruises make lifetime memories. 11 Pages of great details await on our Events page!

Crystal Snowlady Mouse from Just Nan - click for more Crystal Snowlady Mouse and Blizzard Needle Slide from Just Nan
Just Nan's newest tiny mouse ornament is a companion to last winter's Frosty Chillingsworth Mouse. She is stitched on white 32ct linen, and finishes a petite 1-1/2 inches in size! She's wearing a sparkling snowflake hat and pretty pink scarf.

Her winter sweater dress features lavishly beaded and sequined snowflowers... well however LAVISH one can get on a cute little petite 1/2-inch dress! That same dress also features bluebirds stitched over one perched in tiny fir trees!
Blizzard Needle Slide from Just Nan - click for more
Chart includes beads, silver tail, Nan's signature button base, sequin flowers, more sequins and pearls... and pins for her arms!
At right, she is shown perched atop Nan's Pink Ice Cube. She ships to us February 1st. (If you are on Nan's Ornament Auto-Ship from us - she'll magically appear in your mailbox a few days later!)

Blizzard Needle Slide
Nan's latest tin needle case, this one features frosty snowflakes garnished with holographic stars against a deep blue background. Top of slide 'slides' open and closed, and the magnet inside keeps needles securely inside!

Cupid's Chocolate Shoppe... Our January 2020 Secret Needle Night Kit
Our January Secret Needle Night design is ready for Valentine's Day! We made a little chocolate shoppe complete with yummy treats and lace curtains in the windows. Velvet, Pearl and Fyre Werks metallic ribbons, a very quick stitch this month.

The complete kit contains the chart, 18ct linen, novelty threads, needles and beads... and even a recipe! Mona's optional finishing kit will transform your 3-1/2 x 7 stitched piece into either a rectangular or drum-shaped stand-up (and you get those cute little pins stuck in there either way)!

Honey Bunny Sampler from Artful Offerings - click for more Honey Bunny Sampler
from Artful Offerings
Thoughts of Spring in the air already? Artful Offerings has a sweet new piece that might make that easier right now! Ms Honey Bunny is stitched on 30ct Weeks Linen color of hand-dyed linen with various shades of hand-dyed flosses. She finishes approx 8 inches square. Can you find the four-leaf-clover hidden in the pic?

Just a fun piece, you get a little graphic texture from the diamond shapes on the rabbit... wouldn't this be fun stitched with Gentle Art's Simply Wool threads?

Charity for All from Erica Michaels - click for more Walk on the Beach from Erica Michaels - click for more Walk on the Beach and Charity for All from Erica Michaels
The newest Erica Michaels releases are here.
  • Walk on the Beach is a Petite piece - it can be stitched on anything you want, but the chart does include a cut of 40ct silk gauze. If that gauze doesn't soothe your soul... and you have no beach any where near... your dog will welcome that walk! Finishing under 2 x 4 inches!
  • Charity for All is taken from Lincoln's 2nd inaugural address... and first published by EM in 2008. Presented as a chart - stitched on 36ct, it finishes approx 12 x 11, so will be larger if you choose a larger count material.

Hands Across The Sea's Bathya 1680 Sampler - click for more Hands Across The Sea's Bathya 1680 Sampler - click for more Bathya 1680 Sampler
from Hands Across The Sea
Wow... this is an incredible sampler... stitched so that it is reversible - front to back! Stitched over two and three threads, it finishes 7 x 24 on 40ct. Not for a beginner, probably not an intermediate stitcher either, this chart is INTENSE!

Nicola's charts are huge in here, great stitch diagrams, actual-sized pics of the actual stitches... the booklet itself is gorgeous! Nicola has 5 pages of history and information about the sampler and what was happening in the world in the 1860's... a fascinating read!

You could always get the chart now, add it to your stitching bucket list... and then maybe start with one of the motifs and make a single pin cushion. Then, get adventuresome and make a companion... then maybe tackle the sampler!

Peace Band Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Kind Words from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Kind Words & Peace Band Sampler from Heartstring Samplery
Beth Twist has a couple of new charts that have arrived in the shop.
  • Kind Words is pin cushion-sized at 74 stitches - so about 4-1/2 inches on 32ct. Simple and pretty... make it and toss it into that big bowl of mis-matched pin cushions you have... it offers great advice!
  • Peace Band Sampler companions Beth's three other samplers: I've Got My Love, My Funny Valentine and It Must Have Been the Mistletoe. *Oh I've been smiling and dreaming about the world as one and I believe it someday it's going to come.* Just like the others, this is worked in one color of hand-dyed thread. The dividing bands are very different from each other - so fun to discover when you study them. Measuring 125 x 235 - it finishes approx 8 x 14 on 32ct. Pretty pieces of needlework to hang on the wall... you will be able to tell who pays attention to your stitchery when they comment on the verses they read! (To see this sampler better, be sure to look at the larger Click-thru view on our Heartstrings Samplery page.)

Fragments in Time 2020 #2 Serenity from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2020 #1 Harmony from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Presenting the Fragments in Time 2020 Series: Shaker Virtues
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Beth Ann Seal has released teaser pics of her first two (of eight) coordinating pin cushion designs releasing in 2020, that will make up her set of Fragments in Time. Due to arrive in late January, the set begins with Harmony and Serenity. Stitched on 32ct Flax Linen with a really unusual and pretty color palette of hand-dyeds, each matching cushion is trimmed with Lady Dot Chenille trim in licorice color. You can join all 8 designs together inside Beth Ann's freebie border chart (that is coming to her website), or make the individual cushions.

Threads needed for all are: Weeks Dye Works Lichen (3), Hunter (3), Flatfish (2), Blue Jeans (2), Gunmetal (4), and 3 skeins of Classic Colorworks Barn Door. One pack of the chenille will trim all pillows, and all are backed with Weeks hand-dyed wool of Red Pear. Future cart shipments will be March 2020 for #3 and 4, late May 2020 for #5 and 6, and late July for #7 and 8.

Presenting the NEW Perforated Paper - Amazing Gray from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's NEW Perforated Paper - Amazing Gray!
Wow... we opened our new e-mail and thought - Cool! A neat, new, exciting color of paper. (We have 36 now... so really need another one to keep track of!) But we always love new stuff... and new paper color #37 matches DMC 644 - so it's actually a VERY welcome addition to the Mill Hill collection of perf paper!

Shiny metallics, painted finishes, some that resemble hand-dyed fabrics... there is a color of 14ct perf paper for everything! See the whole collection on our Mill Hill pages!

Presenting the 2020 Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's 2020 Button & Bead Kits Arrive This Week!
I know there are hundreds and hundreds of these fun stitched and beaded designs from Mill Hill - but here are more, and everybody loves them! Presented in full kit format, you get the chart, DMC flosses, all the beads, the 14ct perforated paper, needles and a ceramic button for embellishment. Finishing 5 x 5, you can frame the paper stitched versions. If you substitute fabric, like we do, they make charming little doorknob or cabinet-pull hangers. You can make block stand-ups for a windowsill... or stick a magnet on the back of them, and garnish your office filing cabinet!

This season, we have a new Main Street business - a florist. Baltimore Oriole joins the Wren, Hummingbird and Swallow they have introduced from previous seasons. There is a white orchid - it goes with the Hydrangea, Geraniums, and Violets that are already out - and that peacock is pretty striking too! It's a fun collection!

The Little Spring Bouquet 2020 Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
The Little Spring Bouquet 2020 Kits from Mill Hill
Here are the smaller ornament-sized designs by Mill Hill for Spring 2020. Finishing only 3 x 3 - just as detailed as the larger designs - you get the same 14ct perforated paper, all the flosses and beads, and usually a tiny brass charm or Mill Hill Treasure to embellish. Literally hundreds of these still in production; you can see most of them cascading down our Mill Hill pages.

Complete kits, they continue - year after year - to be great values and really fun to stitch. We do ours on the supplied perforated paper, then back them with sticky felt. Cut them out - around the stitching - with cheap, crummy scissors. (The paper dulls them and the felt gunks them up - so don't use any scissors you care about!) Then, use them as magnets or ornaments. We used to get pin backs in the older kits - those babies would go through the laundry with that sticky felt on the back - and come out totally undamaged! Always cute... I love that little gumball machine!

CS272 St Patrick's Day Hoopla from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS271 Valentine Hoopla from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Incoming Hooplas
from With Thy Needle
Due in the shop the second week of January, Valentine's Day and St Patrick's Day Hoopla designs will round out this cute set of 7 holidays!

Joining Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas... Brenda's 3-inch designs make perfect pin cushions, and have been shown mounted inside 3-inch wooden hoops as well. All presented as charts, they've all been cute and quick to stitch.

We Built a Snowman Globe from Bent Creek - click for more We Built a Snowman Globe from Bent Creek
This is the 2020 Annual Snowglobe design by Elizabeth and Marsha. (actually the 19th in their series!!!) Every year, we are treated to a snowglobe design stitched on 18ct linen with Pearl Cottons and flosses. We've had Eskimos, Gingerbread Houses, Skaters, Elves, Reindeer and Cozy Cabins... the Nativity, Polar Bears and Penguins... 19 different themes!

All kits, including the fabric, threads and chart. They all finish about 5 x 5, are super fun and quick to stitch, and finish into festive holiday decorations!

Merry Moments by Bent Creek -- click to see more Wintery Wonderfuls by Bent Creek -- click to see more The Flurries: Wintery Wonderfuls and Merry Moments from Bent Creek
These are small charts that each feature two SMALL designs that are supposed to be mini snow globes or those mini dome-globes (you know, the ones made out of plastic that are bitty!) The mini globes measure 24 x 25 stitches - so if you stitch them over one thread - they'll be an INCH in size.

The mini domes are 18 x 24 - even smaller! Look past the finishing a little, and imagine a little bit smaller, a little more subtle... stitched on 32ct linen. The designs are petite and detailed, very cute! Charted for DMC or hand-dyeds.

2020 Collector's Heart - click for more Merry Making Mini Love You More from Heart in Hand - click for more Love Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more
Valentine's Day is right around the corner... and Heart in Hand is Ready for It!
These are due in the Shop the week of January 6th.
  • Love Whirligig is a sweet 3 x 3 round that fits on top of Cecelia's Heartware bowl or inside her Heartware ceramic tart dish. Something to cheer up your workspace, this comes as a small card chart.
  • Merry Making Mini Love You More is even a smaller chart format that makes this 2 x 2-ish little greeting! Finished flat, you can hang the reminder message just about anywhere!
  • 2020 Collector's Heart Kit - This year, we get two different designs in the kit - and you get BOTH linen cuts and the embellishments! Just add bits of floss from your stash - Classic Colorworks of Cherry Cobbler, Eggshell, Jakey Brown, Pebble Beach, Rose Petal and Sticks & Twigs. I can't really see the little design on the red heart, but I'm thinking it's pretty cute.

Aunt Amy's House from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
Aunt Amy's House
from La-D-Da
I think this was released by La D Da in 2016 - that's the date on the sampler. We have a shop model of it, and when we went to the website the other day to look it up, we discovered it was never ON there! It's really charming... so we need to pay attention!

Stitched with DMC and Weeks hand-dyed flosses on 32ct Parchment linen, it finishes approx 9-1/2 x 11-1/2. The house is cool, the alphabet is pretty, the border is balanced, dump the date and put in your family name instead! (Lori won't be upset!) It's lovely!

A Pennsylvania Bird from HellofromLizMathews -- click to see a larger view Nantucket Sampler from HellofromLizMathews -- click to see a larger view Bee Kind Bee True from HellofromLizMathews -- click to see a larger view Night Time in Old Town from HellofromLizMathews -- click to see a larger view
HellofromLizMathews - 1999 Releases by Elizabeth's Garden Revisited!
Here are 4 charts by Liz Mathews - She'd published them 20 years ago - but if you missed them then, here they are now! Presented as charts, coded for DMC. All finishing in the 4 or 5 x 8-inch range on 32ct, they're charming!

Do some Satins in the grassy areas of Night Time and Bee Kind. Do some Algerian Eyes or Rice stitches in the 'landscape' of Nantucket. Add some antique-colored beads to Pennsylvania Bird. All four of these are petite and organized... specialty stitches or threads would look great on them!

Baby It's Cold Outside... a Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Baby It's Cold Outside!... a Hand-Embroidered Dish Towel
from Bareroots
Oh, we have a darling winter-time dish towel kit that is right in season! Some mittens, a few snowflakes, and a little cup of hot cocoa, such a cute kitchen towel to make your kitchen a happy place! Bareroots has a whole year of cute little dish towels that feature easy backstitch embroidery on them... and we have them all ready to go!

Along with the 17 x 27 cotton dish towel, you get the actual-sized needlework pattern, flosses and rik-rak trim for the ends.
WE now have the coolest stuff to help you transfer your designs, too... see below!

Stick 'n Stitch by The Sulky Co - click to see more Stick 'n Stitch from The Sulky Co
This is the COOLEST STUFF to transfer your designs for stitching (or punchneedle)! Basically, it is a rinse-away film that you COPY (as in 'Xerox!') your line drawing onto. Then STICK it (it's not real gummy or sticky - just clingy enough to stay in place) on your towel or whatever you are working on.

You stitch the design, then wet the 'film' and it disintegrates, leaving your stitching! You never have to trace a design ever again! We love it! The package comes with 12 - 8-1/2 x 11 sheets, plenty to make lots of cute towels!

Santa Gifts from Stitch N Needs - click for more
Santa Gifts
from Stitch N Needs
You have several months to work on this little guy before next Christmas! Stitch count on this is 82 x 93 - so it finishes about 5 x 6 on 32ct Natural, and it is stitched with DMC and Weeks Dye Works threads.

A new design by a new designer from Australia - Tinmalar Win. We think it's charming!!!

Holly Days Collection from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Holly Days Collection
from Shannon Christine Designs
Shannon Christine has a set of 5 designs, all are titled after Christmas songs. Stitch them individually or joined and surrounded with the border included in the package. (See pic at right.) You'll recognize the songs, and enjoy the swirly font and floating snowflakes everywhere.

Stitch this on something darker (a gray or brown or natural) rather than lighter to catch all that white... and maybe add some opalescent thread to make it sparkle a little?

The entire piece measures 152 x 118 - which would be 10 x 7 on 32ct. Not real big, but pretty charming! We gathered all the charts in the set together, and printed the border chart - including it all together for you!

Winter Wonderland by Hinzeit -- click to see lots more designsThanksgiving Greetings by Hinzeit -- click to see lots more designs Thanksgiving Greetings and Winter Wonderland from Hinzeit
We're way past Thanksgiving... and it took me all this time to finally get these two charts through our doors! By Hinzeit, these are two seasonal 'greetings' just like so many others we have had in the shop for years! Our wall of Hinzeit models is happy to have two additions!

Both finish (like all the rest) about 3 x 13 in size. GREAT color, nice bold design style, each comes with an embellishing charm. Consistently popular designs, presented as charts... lots of other choices on our Hinzeit page.

It's Snowtime! from Val's Stuff
It's Snowtime!
from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has a pair of snowmen ornaments worked on 14ct perforated paper that can hang around after Christmas and stick around till your snow melts! Presented together in one pack... you get both charts, both pieces of perf paper and black felt backing.

You'll need some DMC from your stash. Both finish approx 4 x 4, and look great just perched on your kitchen windowsill - they have such bright colors in them!

Snow Village part 4 Peppermint Parlor from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Hometown Holiday #20 Pop's Filling Station from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Pop's Filling Station & Peppermint Parlor
from Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks
Little House and Country Cottage Needleworks have both sent more parts to their on-going Christmas Villages...
  • Pop's Filling Station is #20 in the Hometown Holiday Set -- Diane keeps telling us she's finishing with the series, but then another charming design comes... so what do you do? LOVE THEM ALL!
  • Peppermint Parlor is #4 in the Snow Village Series of 11, so we have quite a ways to go with this set. A cute little candy shop in a green striped log cabin!
Both charts are small, and offered individually. You can still get ALL the rest of the parts from these and their other little villages. Everything is pictured TOGETHER on their pages... we can send whole collections, or just the charts that you like best!

Un Noel Enchante from Madame la Fee - click to see more Le Village Sous la Neige from Madame la Fee - click to see more Souvenir de Paris from Madame la Fee - click to see more Vin de France from Madame la Fee - click to see more
Charming New Designs from Madame La Fee
All the way from France, even though her instructions are written in French, you can always read the DMC floss numbers and match them to the symbols! All 4 of these finish about 12 x 12 on 16/32ct fabric... our shop models of some of her other things are generous in size and really lovely.

On the Village scene, you can stitch just that square take-out of the church. The bear on the NOEL piece is about 45 x 45 stitches and the locomotive on there is about 30 x 45. Very do-able as ornaments, her shading is really nice. The Vin de France and Souvenir de Paris charts could be special remembrances from past trips!

En Route Pour Noel from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Special Delivery from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Special Delivery and En Route Pour Noel from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
Oh we love these two designs by Les Petites Croix de Lucie... she calls them her "Vintage Collection." Absolutely charming, she has great shading in these, which makes them all the harder to stitch!
The girl (108 x 140) has 26 different shades of DMC, then blended needles of 8 more colors, the backstitch is all done all over the place - not following the horizontal and vertical chart lines.
Santa (108 x 140) has 32 shades and only 6 blended needle colors!

So... you either like doing that, or hate it, but wow, either way, the designs are awesome! (You could always Decopage the cover pics on something! That is REALLY CHEATING, but it's fun to think about!)

Mini Samplers from The Workbasket - click to see more Mini Samplers
from The Workbasket
This is a set of 4 geographical samplers by The Workbasket. I think the motifs in each are really cute and unique, and offer something DIFFERENT to stitch! The chart contains the four 42 x 70 designs.

Woods has a little fox in it. Mini Desert has a roadrunner a snake, cactus and I think a scorpion! Mini Bay has a mermaid, pirate ship and a little octopus, and Mini Mountain has an eagle, moose and big brown bear! Might be fun to stitch for your cabin by the water or the mountains!

Merry Christmas Pin Pillow from Dames of the Needle - click for more Merry Christmas Pin Pillow and Ho Ho Ho Santa Drum
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle's Elizabeth Ann Talledo has released two really neat charts that deserve a look! They are both the same size - finishing approx 3-ish by 12 inches on 32ct - and she has finished them into long, skinny pillows or cute little stand-up circular drum shapes. I need you to look beyond the cover pics a little... they simply don't do these justice. Both are stitched with only one color of thread - and meant to contrast the color of the background fabric.
Ho Ho Ho Santa Drum from Dames of the Needle - click for more
Merry Christmas (taupe on red) features an old-fashioned font with a Merry Christmas greeting, and a bird nestled in evergreens. Snowflakes glisten in the background.
Ho Ho Ho (navy on natural) is Santa in his sleigh being led by flying reindeer! You have CHOICES here with thread and fabric colors, thread counts.... everything!

The designs are charming and classic just the way they are... but WOW... add some metallics! Change the color combinations! Vary the finishing! Very nice... you should probably get both charts, because we can't choose the favorite one around here!

Santa Claus from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Santa Claus
from The Tralala Collection
Oh, I think this is a charming picture, because I love the little line of reindeer! Stitched with Gentle Art hand-dyed cottons, the stitch count is 152 x 66, so approx 9-1/2 x 4 on 32ct. You can see that she's stitched those deer in vertical rows - it looks like they have on blankets!

Anyway, notice the soft colors, that this design appears to have 3 sections. Stitch the Santa by himself, or the church and trees, or even just that little row of deer!

2020 Needle Travel Mania Guide - click to see more

The 2020 Needle Travel Mania Guide is here.
A very cool little 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/4 inch thick directory, this is a comprehensive listing of over 5000 quilting/knitting/stitchery shops all across the US. Alphabetized by state, there is a roadmap of each state with each shop bullet-marked on the map. Not all shop listings have all their shop information - but you have enough here to check out websites, or call ahead and find out of they'll be open... what specifically they carry... all sorts of good info that makes a stitching road trip really fun.

The maps let you figure out how close you are really coming to some of the shops - so you don't miss a good one. If you're in the car a lot - this is for YOU! We sell bunches of these every year!

Merry House Tag from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Ewe Can Build a Snowman from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
Some December Winter Treats from Shepherd's Bush
  • Ewe Can Build a Snowman - Tina and Teri's latest pin cushion kit, this one features a little sheep wearing the hat that he's going to put on his new snowman friend's head! Presented as a small kit, this is stitched on 18ct linen and features hand-dyed flosses, a little wool thread for the sheep, that hand-made clay hat button, backing fabric, and ribbon and beads to create the rouched ribbon edging. Always cute, this would be an AWESOME thing to stuff into a beginning stitcher's stocking!
  • Merry House Tag - Another 1 x 1-1/2 inch design that can be finished into a gift tag... but needs to be mounted onto one of the miniature Foxwood Crossings wooden sled ornaments, so it lasts forever! Presented as a tiny kit, you get the chart, green perforated paper, threads, button, hanging twine and even the decorative backing paper to make the tag. Sleds come separately ($4.50 each). Cute and very quick.
Chalk Full #4 Snowy from Hands On Design - click to see more

Chalk Full #4 - Snowy
from Hands On Designs
The next 'seasonal Mason jar' design, Snowy, is on the way to us. My favorite isn't the jar design... it is always the bonus pin cushion Cathy includes!

Stitched on any charcoal-colored fabric (there are several count options available on the market) these will all finish approx 4 x 6. Cute in a little chalkboard frame! The pin cushion features Lady Dot ribbon trim and Just Another Button Co Pins - both trim and pins are available from us separately.

Enjoy the flavor of the season, the cute finishing, with a little less stitching! We expect to ship out our auto-ships late that week.

Frosty's Night Out from Blackbird - click for more
Frosty's Night Out from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma's latest leaflet features Barb's charming vision of a cheerful Frosty Snowman! He is stitched on Murky hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus, and measures just 4-1/2 inches in size. You can make him into a perky drum shape, or a flatter pin cushion shape, nothing is set in stone.

The book includes, though, a super cute paper mache' HAT BOX finishing treatment. The box comes from Hobby Lobby (# given in the book), and Blackbird supplies pictures and finishing details to make that cute finish. We love the colors of Weeks hand-dyeds in here, we love that little Frosty face... just all of this!

Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna - click for more Let it Snow Music Sewing Set from Mani Di Donna
Simona has designed another darling music box. The three-piece set begins with a scissor case. Included with the chart is a gorgeous beaded fob and pearl beaded handle for the case. Next, there is a stitched needlebook to match the round box.

THEN... you stitch the Santa and sleigh design that wraps into a 3-inch-ish diameter box. The tree on top is made of wool, it is the lid for the box, and it spins around when the music is playing.
Want to see it play?

Inside the box, there is an old-fashioned cranking-handle musical movement (not one of those icky electronic ones!)Stitched on Weeks 32ct Cocoa Linen with DMC flosses, the chart has lots of finishing and assembly photos for all the pieces. So, included with the chart, you get the musical movement and the two beaded decorations for the scissor case.

Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow by Abby Rose - click for more A Merry Christmas Sampler from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view

A Merry Christmas Samplerfrom La-D-Da and Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow from Abby Rose
  • Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow - This is a old-fashioned feeling design... even garnished with a rusty tin bell! By Abby Rose, it is stitched with Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses, and finishes about 5 inches square on 32ct. I think some brown metallic would be pretty on the words.
  • A Merry Christmas Sampler - Lori Markovic's newest design finishes into a Christmassy pincushion or pillow... depending on your fabric decisions. You could choose a cream and distress it, or something closer to a natural color. On 40ct this finishes 5-1/2 x 6; on 28ct it finishes about 8 x 9. Stitched with just 5 shades of regular 'ol DMC floss, this is a sweet little piece! Might be kind of fun to toss in special stitches somewhere!

#86 #47 Santa Rides Reprint from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Newest Reprints by Prairie Schooler
  • #47 - Santa Rides is an oldie-but-goodie! You know, Santa does have his sleigh, but sometimes other means of transport are called for... and here he is! Since this was book #47, it would have been originally published in the early 90's... DMC floss.
  • #86 - Home for Christmas - Circa mid-90's... this book has LOTS of companion designs... Pam and Nancy did all the seasons in pieces of these exact sizes. We have several old shop models over one thread on 25ct Lugana... they finished about 4 x 7.

Pins & Orts from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Thankful Life Pinkeep from Heartstring Samplery - click for more T is for Turkey from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Tea Ball Ornaments from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Acorn House Pin Drum from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Fruit Basket Pendant from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
Tons of Fun from Heartstring Samplery
Beth Twist has been releasing all sorts of unique and creative designs these past several weeks.... float your mouse over the individual images to see their names.
  • Pins & Orts - A 4 x 4 pin-cushioned-sized piece... make it into a jar topper for Orts, a cushion, or maybe even applique the flat stitching to a little flannel 'stitching place mat!' Colors are pretty, and the florals look old-fashioned.
  • Thankful Life Pinkeep - This is a super-functional finishing treatment for a stitcher! Beth designed a little stitching sampler - reminding us to 'Count our Blessings Everyday'... and then she turned it into an over-the-arm-of-the-chair caddy and added a scissor sheath, a pocket for threads and a pin cushion on it! It can personalize your stitching chair! How cool is that! Presented as a chart, with finishing instructions... so neat!
  • T is for Turkey - This continues Beth's growing alphabet series. Not releasing in alphabetical order... they're all just cute, all measure 80 x 80 in stitch count, and they make you happy!
  • Tea Ball Ornaments - These are different! You are stitching ON THE METAL MESH of a tea ball container! Actually, that screen is really 36 to 40ct! The chart contains 4 designs and instructions for HOW to accomplish these 2 to 3-inch stitching wonders! What fun ornaments... especially for a tea-lover! All the antiques and strange things pop-art uses for stitching were the inspirations behind these for Beth... you'll need to find your own tea-balls, so ornament size can vary.
  • Acorn House Pin Drum - This is just a delightful Autumnal scene... a warm house surrounded by tall oaks... that Beth has finished into a round pin cushion drum. Stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses and trimmed with Lady Dot's mini-ball trim, it finishes about 3 inches in diameter and 4 inches high.
  • Fruit Basket Pendant - Another cool way to finish a stitching project, this is a traditional fruit basket design that is stitched with one strand of Weeks hand-dyed floss over one square of 32ct silk gauze. Actually easier to see than 32ct linen, you are making a whole cross stitch, and filling in the background with black. Then, the tiny 1 x 1-1/2 inch oval bit of needlework is mounted into a wooden cut-out pendant/frame/ornament piece. Just 45 x 67 in stitch count... I think this would make a really pretty ornament addition to your tree! Kit includes chart, gauze, threads, backing felt and hanging ribbon, wooden piece and instructions for assembly.

Sophia's Scotties By Cross Eyed Cricket - click to see more Over the River By Cross Eyed Cricket - click to see more Christmas the Cross Eyed Cricket Way with Sophia's Scotties and Over The River!
Vicki Hastings continues to deliver us the most charming designs... her first needlework market (to be a designer) was in September of 1983, and it was MY first market as a new cross stitch shop - I was checking out the industry to open the Silver Needle! Up to books #347 and 348... she draws ALL of her designs, colors them, and THEN charts them to dazzle!
  • Over the River features all sorts of 'alternative travel options' for getting to Grandma's House! Each finishes ornament-sized at 3 x 3 on 14/28ct, and is coded for DMC floss. Worked on Star Sapphire color, there are lots of other fabric possibilities for these as well.
  • Sophia's Scotties features a grand snowglobe that measures about 8 x 9 on 14/28ct. I love those little Scotties on there... I love everything about this! BUTTTTT... check out the bonus mitten design on here... always hidden away on the back cover, but highlighted in that little top window-box teaser pic, is ANOTHER of Vicki's mittens. Over the course of her career, I bet she's done at least 50 different mittens! You can find them scattered throughout all her 36 years of leaflets! This one is precious... and measures 48 x 44... just like all his companions.

Winter Valentine from The Blue Flower -  click for more Sleeping Bee from The Blue Flower -  click for more New Treats from The Blue Flower... Sleeping Bee & Winter Valentine
Jeannine McGowan has another glorious bee design to companion her Quilting Bee design... this one is kind of a 'winter' bee... it has snow on the hive and evergreens loaded with berries in the background. Stitched on 40ct linen, it will fit into an 8-inch round opening, and is stitched with both Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed cotton flosses. Soft buttery golds, winter whites and luscious dark evergreen colors.

Winter Valentine features two love-birds in the snow. Cardinals, add the mistletoe if you want! This measures 105 x 77, so would be about 5 x 7 on 32ct. It's stitched with regular DMC floss - but two different colorways are presented, as well as the sweet sentiment!

Hannah's Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Hannah's Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Hannah's Sampler
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here is Shakespeare's Peddler's newest reproduction sampler - Hannah's Sampler. Theresa found the original in terrible condition, but could tell she loved the leafy border and the charming farmhouse - next to the brick wall - covering that little babbling brook. Very pretty colors of reds and greens in here, the row of diamonds below the alphabet are done with Rice Stitch. Those bricks in the wall and the waves in the water are all loosely placed in the original... so neat... you can do that too. Stitched on 36ct Weeks Straw Linen with silks (Gloriana, Needlepoint Inc and Au Ver a Soie) or DMC, it measures a generous 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 in size.

Teresa came to Tulsa for a weekend retreat in our new 'She Shed' Stitching Room... and presented this sampler as our Silver Needle exclusive. (Our class included three small take-out designs from this charming piece... so the weekend was really a treat.) 'Raggamuffin #3' refers to her third antique reproduction piece that came from a really ratty, mangy, and damaged sampler that just needed a little love! So... Hannah's original sampler as well as her reproduction now hang happily at our shop... and she'll be here for years to come!

Do You Hear from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Hark from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view I Saw from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
Do You Hear, Hark & I Saw from Shepherd's Bush
Do you remember these? Here are three re-prints of Shepherd's Bush's 2011, 2013 and 2014 ornaments that appeared in the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issue Magazine! This means that you might already HAVE these charts... but then there is the question of FINDING them... in case of the need to stitch!

Presented on 5 x 8 card stock, each has a little clay embellishment that we are including (you probably never got those as they released.) Each is stitched on 30ct Weeks Parchment and finishes approx 3 x 3.

Antoinette Curera 1862 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Antoinette Curera 1862
from Reflets de Soie
Isabelle's newest reproduction sampler is here... I just cannot pass these by! Measuring 388 x 304 in stitch count, it will finish approx 21 x 19 on 36ct, and can be stitched in silks or DMC cotton floss. The border is glorious... the flowers are all the same... but not one IS the same!

The 5 motifs in the center consist of an elegant swan, two country cottages, and a pair of lavish florals. But your eye is drawn right to that center bird! Not for every house, not for every stitcher... but wow... all of Isabelle's like this one are stunning! Presented as the leaflet with the option of silks presorted and tied on Reflet's pretty thread cards.

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - the 2019 Christmas Mega-Issue - click to see more

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - the 2019 Christmas Mega-Issue
This is always quite a treat to get... and since it is a limited-in-publication magazine... it WILL sell out like all its predecessors. 30 Projects this time around, presented on 114 glorious, thick, colorful glossy pages.

You get 17 Punch Needle projects - some incredible sculpted finishing on Santa and his reindeer - and 13 Cross Stitch charts. All Christmassy and Wintery, everything is beautifully presented with lots of great pics. You cannot go wrong with ANY issues of this publication!

Winter Saltboxes from Plum Street Samplers Rack Stack from Plum Street Samplers For You from Plum Street Samplers A Country Winter from Plum Street Samplers Home For Christmas from Plum Street Samplers
Charming New Releases from Plum Street Samplers
Due in the Shop by Thanksgiving, all are charts and all use various hand-dyed linens and cotton flosses. YUM!
  • Winter Saltboxes - Paulette's 4th seasonal set of these houses... meant to remind us of those old pictures that used to spit out of the camera when we were little... these are snapshots in time of little Shaker houses during the seasons. Snowflakes and reindeer this time around... each pic finishes about 4 x 4. (63 x 81 Stitch counts.)
  • Rack Stack - The next stack on animals with a cute rhyming name... it's Christmas... so we get deer! The snow, red berries, soft brown deer and that awesome blue background on the fabric, this companions 8-ish other fun animal stack designs! Lady Dot's Algae hand-dyed trim on there matches the greens in the design.
  • For You - Santa is offering his moose friend a candy cane... amidst the falling snow. (Little flakes cover the background, and you can see some on the moose and Santa. The bag of goodies on the sleigh is kind of neat... you can believe it is actually full of those flowers, or they can be the 'idea of awesome-ness' that awaits you! Anticipation! Finishes a petite 5 x 3-ish.
  • A Country Winter - What a pretty barn nestled between the evergreens! The grass is pretty green to have that snowman there, (even Paulette attests to that) but he's cute, and the tiny quilt square he's holding is stitched over one thread. Finishes about 6 x 3-1/2.
  • Home For Christmas - Quite a festive and grand red house surrounded by the lavish pomegranates and the organized quilt stars. It's bold, and since it says 'Welcome Home,' you just kind of want to be there!

Stella's Sleigh Ride from Chessie & Me Christmas Blessings from Chessie & Me Be Merry Pyn Pillow from Chessie & Me Peace and Goodwill Sampler from Chessie & Me
New Designs by Chessie & Me's Linda Lautenschlager - Small Christmassy & Wintery Primitives!
  • Stella's Sleigh Ride - Just a quiet Winter scene... the cabin is dark while Chessie-the-Cat is enjoying his early evening sleighride-walk! Stitched on 32ct Tin Roof hand-dyed linen by Weeks Dye Works, you can see how Linda stitched smaller parts of the main design for an ornament/fob and a little needlebook. Of course, she's put a couple of special stitches in here, everything is worked with Gentle Art and Weeks cottons. All is trimmed with a Schnigglet cut of Week's Kohl wool.
  • Christmas Blessings - This is fun little cushion - it's the same size as Linda's annual pin cushion kits, only this one is just a chart. Worked on 32ct Tin Roof, Eyelets over 6, Nun's Stitch and Smyrnas... it finishes about 3 x 5. If you want, leave off the Christmas greeting on the end... or switch it with your last name, and year your house was established!
  • Be Merry Pyn Pillow - Just a little 4 x 4 thing, stitched with Classic Colorworks flosses of Cherry Cobbler, English Ivy, Onion Skin, Pine Needle and Wavy Navy - that's it!
  • Peace and Goodwill Sampler - This original piece finishes about 8 x 10 on 36ct, and is coded for hand-dyed silks or cottons. Linda has her favorite Satin Stitches, 4-Sideds and a little over-one in here - just a really nice, and do-able piece! If you already know the alphabet, and leave it off... the Cross Stitch Police will not come visit your house to scold you!

Flower of Winter from Hands On Design - click to see more Holly Jolly Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more Cool Yule from Hands On Design - click to see more
Upcoming Releases from Hands On Design: Due in the Shop November 25th
  • Flower of Winter - The third in Cathy's House On A Hill Series of pin cushions, this is a 4 x 4 x 1 'mattress' that sports a Houndstooth hand-dyed wool yard! Featuring a trio of JABCO's hand-made pins as garnish, the sides of the box cushion have stitching on them. *Stillness is the Flower of Winter, all hope lies beneath a blanket of snow.* We have an auto-ship going on for this set of the 4 seasons... check out the rest gathered on the Auto-Page, and pick up the ones you like.
  • Holly Jolly Farm - The 4th in this seasonal set celebrating Christmas at the Farmhouse. Are the reindeer going to pull the truck to deliver the tree while Santa is busy in the sky? Three designs in this chart, main piece is 9 x 11; Holly Jolly stand-up is 8 x 4-1/2; and the smallest pin cushion's stitched area is 7 x 2. Check out the little clay alphabet button set in the smallest cushion, there is a pin set as well that you can see featured in the finishing treatments of the larger pieces.
  • Cool Yule - This is a single ornament chart that uses three of the Sulky cotton flosses you have left over from your Cranberry Christmas chart! (coded for DMC as well, just in case.) Choose a dark chalkboard-colored fabric... this finishes into a 3 x 4-ish size. Single, small chart.

2020 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days from Needlework Press - click for more 2020 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days from Needlework Press - click for more Your 2020 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days is here!
By Needlework Press, these are just the neatest journals to have and use! Each year (only till December-ish - she sells out of these every year by then), Vicki presents a 12-month calendar embellished with a few needlework motifs and lovely thoughts. The emphasis is on the two facing pages of each month.

Each day has space for you to record stitching hours, keep track of your stitching events and trips calendar, or maybe your excursions to the best needlework shops! You can keep your shopping and wish lists in here... you can store notes about what your friends want... future stitching schedule (some of you DO have a definite stitching/finishing goal schedule!) Log addresses for websites and contacts for friends, keep track of projects and their start and finishing dates, ANYTHING you want to remember about your stitching!

Ball Point Needles by Sullivan's -- click to see more Ball Point Needles by Sullivan's -- click to see more
Have you tried the new Ball Point Needles? Now Available in #26 and #28, Too!
By Sullivans, these little babies are really DIFFERENT! They actually have a tapered tip, with a tiny ball point on the end. That little ball glides over your fabric threads and goes right into the holes easier than a regular tapestry needle! Then, because of the funny-shaped tip... if you want to use them to rip out stitches, that tip grabs your threads very easily!

Offered in packs of 2 needles, each... we had only the #24's, but #26 and #28 have now arrived. Get a pack, see what you think!

Away We Go from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Away We Go
from Country Cottage Needleworks
This is super cute! Nikki's newest, this is worked on 32ct Chalkboard Black fabric. There are quite a few dark charcoal and black-ish fabric options on the market now... so we can find you something that you can SEE on... don't be deterred by this dark background.

Finishing 8 x 6 on that 32... this is coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks floss. I love that little Santa on there! Wouldn't he be cute stitched with just the words below and made into a little drum?
Jim Shore Pint-Sized Figures Ornaments - click for more
Jim Shore Pint-Sized Figures Ornaments
Artist Jim Shore - presented in Cross Stitch - via Mill Hill. We have six new ornament kits... each finishes approx 4 inches tall. Charted by Mill Hill, they are stitched with DMC floss on 14ct perforated paper and feature smatterings of Mill Hill glass beads for a little sparkle.

Something for everyone... choose the Santas, snowmen or the kitty and puppy! We like these paper pieces because they do not weigh down the tree branches. You can hang them on the very tips of the greenery so they can be seen. Orrrr... try attaching them to a wreath, that's another cute way to display and enjoy!

Parker's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view The 2019 Shepherd's Bush Christmas Stocking - Parker's Stocking
Parker's Stocking features a shepherd boy on it, along with his snowman buddy that has a fun, striped top hat. Tiny snowmen, a sleepy little village and Santa in his sleigh are the featured rows accenting the main design.

Like all the rest, 18ct linen, #5 Pearl Cotton, and his cool packet of special charm embellishments. You will need both the 12 skeins of Weeks hand-dyed pearl along with the 5 skeins of DMC Pearl. (Have you ever switched the row motifs between stockings? Everyone likes that Santa and reindeer row... you could insert THAT row into one of the other stockings you know! Shake it up a little!)

Sugarplum Fairy Mouse & Embellishments from Just Nan - click for more
Sugarplum Fairy Mouse & Embellishments
from Just Nan
Expected in around the middle of November, this year's Gingerbread Mouse comes straight from the Nutcracker ballet on tiny gold wings. Sugarplum Fairy Mouse wears a pretty hearts and flowers costume embellished with white pearl and gold crystal beads plus touches of Moonstone #4 Braid. Her headpiece is a combination of 2 pearls and a star, and she carries a star-studded flower wand tied with a wisp of rose floss. Her petticoat is fashioned from a strip of white pom trim glued in place around the button base. And please notice her eyelashes!

Included are 2 colors of beads, gold tail, our signature button for the base, pom trim, fairy wings, stars, pearls and flower sequin. You will need to provide stuffing and 2 straight pins for the head piece and wand. Complete finishing instructions for the mouse are included. Sugarplum Fairy Mouse is stitched on 32 CT Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC and Kreinik 3231 #4 Braid. Design area is 2" X 3 1/2"..
Check our our Tiny Ornaments Auto-Ship if you're interested in having more of these cuties!
Halloween and Cross Stitch from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Cuore d' Angelo
from Cuore e Batticuore
Look at this precious group of little angels! 5 Girls and 1 boy, each one has different hair, different wings, and a different outfit, but they all have the same charming face, size and shape.

Stitched on 36ct Natural with only 8 different shades of DMC floss... each finishes a little under 3 x 4.

The actual-sized heart-shaped finishing template is included... and I think that the striped cord that is shown is available at Hobby Lobby!

The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Canadian Journey Series by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
The Canadian Journey Series from Jeannette Douglas
This book is a compilation of Jeannette's first designs - HUGE samplers that celebrated all the different areas of North America. For her 20th Anniversary in business, she has re-done some stitch diagrams, added cool pictures and lots of history and travel trivia, and just made sure that each of these EIGHT samplers is presented perfectly. Charts for all of them are in this book - spiral bound, 107 pages - and thread packs are available for each sampler individually.

Atlantic Seaboard measures 4 x 20. Fleur de Lys Sampler finishes almost 4 x 21. Great lakes Lowland Sampler finishes 4 x 19. Northern Shield has forest friends, Northern Lights - the Polar Caps, Prairie West, Rocky Mountain Sampler, and finally Pacific Rim... all of these are incredibly full of geographic details, pretty thread colors, awesome stitches, and Jeannette's personality! So... if you love to travel, or love parts of the US and Canada, and are delighted with fun specialty stitches and exotic threads, get this book!!!

Blooming Bouquets #3 Joyful from Jeannette Douglas Christmas Box from Jeannette Douglas Fall Posey from Jeannette Douglas
Three New Designs from Jeannette Douglas Designs
  • Blooming Bouquets #3 Joyful - This is the third in a set of festive floral urn designs. Quiet and elegant, each finishes about 7 x 9, and make an elegant framed presentation. Stitched with silks in either a medium, bright coral color or a darker rich red and evergreen, Jeannette has added a Satin Stitch Saw Tooth border on here... just inside the floral edge. Presented as the leaflet.. get the threads so you'll have the right colors.
  • Christmas Box - done in the same box as the spring release of Stitch Box. You'll make a 3 x 3 miniature sampler - It reads Joy and Noel - and features some special stitches. The 1 x 5 pin cushion with reindeer is down at the bottom. The two gifts on the right-hand side each measure about 1-1/2 inches square - one is a needlekeep, the other is a scissor holder! You can make everything individually to just sit about, or you can purchase that little 6 x 6 x 1 wooden tray to store everything. (Jeannette has a Tray Tower 'box' that is like a little dresser - four of these tiny trays pull out - a really cool way to store your finished companion trays!) Presented as the leaflet, we have the thread packet along with the finishing wools, ribbon trims, and clay pin set... so you can use all the 'right stuff' to make this pretty stitching set.
  • Fall Posey - A small 4-inch floral pin cushion design, this comes as a small chart, but includes a cut of 40ct natural linen and Tudor silks of oranges, rusts, gold and green. Simple and small, Jeannette has one like this in Spring-y colors as well!

Berries Advent Sunday from Madame Chantilly Halloween Tea from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Collection from Madame Chantilly
Madame Chantilly for Halloween and Christmas!
Gosh, these designs are cute! We struggle with great pictures of the stitching though, because the covers are lovely, but pale in color. You'll be able to see them a lot better if you click through, and then click on the individual images to see the larger versions.
  • Berries & Robins is contemporary, bright, clear and fresh looking. Do the birds horizontally on a branch, vertically with HOME (or another word) spelled beside them... or do the single little guy on the back cover that is simply holding a letter sealed with a heart! Only 7 shades of regular DMC called for!
  • Advent Sunday - All four of these motifs are inside JARS! I don't think you can actually SEE that in the pics... but can you see Santa down there on the lower left-hand corner of the pic? He's stitched on darker fabric, so you can see the design a little better. There are candles separating each jar - Hope, Peace, Love and Joy written on those... to make this an Advent Wreath! (the kind we used to set in the center of the kitchen table during December.)
  • Halloween Tea - The little witchie is serving tea out of her Pumpkin Teapot to her scary bat and cat friends! Main design measures 139 x 102.
  • Pumpkins Collection - I LOVE THIS! Check it out! There are like 20 different pumpkins in here... all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors and patterns... some have funny smiles, other have strange eyes... everybody is different, and together they make a family! You could choose your favorites out of all of these - stitch a grouping and NAME them all after family members! Think of the possibilities with this one!

Seven New Designs from Brenda Gervais offrom With Thy Needle!

Holiday Hoopla - Christmas from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Santa's Tree Farm from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Souvenir Autumn in Amana from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Souvenir Home for Christmas from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
  • Holiday Hoopla - Christmas - This fun series of 3-inch designs continues with a Santa Snowman! Joining Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving, here's another small design that can fit in a 3-inch hoop for a cute finish. He needs to be stitched on 36ct to fit that little hoop - and we have plenty of those!
  • Santa's Tree Farm - This festive little guy finishes into an oval shape - 3-1/2 x 5-1/4, so he'd make a nice cushion, and maybe even an ornament if you leave off the trees on the right! Vintage Country Mocha Linen, it uses Weeks, GAST and CC hand-dyed flosses.
  • Souvenirs of the Heart - Autumn in Amana and Home For Christmas - These designs are the first two in a new series by Brenda. NO SPECIFIC release dates or definite schedule, she's going to design more smalls stitched over one thread like these. Stitch counts are 67 x 87, both are worked over one thread on 28ct Mushroom Lugana using hand-dyed flosses, and finish a petite 2-3/8 x 3. Presented as separate charts.

Candy Cane Lane from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Merry Old Soul from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Peppermint Pals from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
  • Candy Cane Lane - Here's a very organized and festive holiday piece! With a stitch count of 83 x 191, it finishes 4 x 9-1/2 on 40ct, or 5 x 12 on 32ct. Flax Linen, I think the bitty cardinal holding the candy cane in there is darling!
  • Merry Old Soul - This one measures 80 x 110 in size - 5 x 7 on 32ct. I don't know if you can tell from the pic, but Santa is holding a snowman stocking full of candy canes! There are tiny stick arms on him and a little stitched nose... just the cutest!
  • Peppermint Pals - Mr Snowman is sporting classy trousers to help keep warm, I imagine. He's carrying a snowman 'bucket' - I think he's serving candy canes to the birds! Stitched on 32ct - choose any light blue fabric you like to make all the white show up, he measures 78 x 106 so will finish almost 5 x 7 on 32ct. There is a snowflake shown in the finishing treatment... not in the chart, it's a cute finishing idea.

Christmas Critters from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more
Christmas Critters from Rachel's of Greenfield
The 2019 set Felt Embroidery Ornaments by Rachel's of Greenfield are here! This year's set features forest animals on small 'woolfelt' mittens and stockings. Each ornament measures about 3 x 4, and is done with small pieces of the felt that you buttonhole stitch together. The complete kit contains the actual sized cutting templates, cutting layout info, threads and embroidery instructions to make all 6 ornaments in the pic.

You can finish them as open mittens and stockings if you wish - that way Santa has more things to fill! We have lots of other cute ornaments sets available - make sure to check them out. Always favorites for an old-fashioned Christmas tree!

Bling Tree Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Bling Tree Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
Oh wow... this is a cool, old-fashioned tree! Thea designed it with childhood memories of her family's glitzy trees every year... the only thing we aren't getting is that lovely pine aroma! First, stitch the tree - in three different green shades of silk. Next, add the words to O Christmas Tree and all those fun specialty stitches to the background - if you want to. Third, decorate your tree with all the fun trinkets, beads, sequins and buttons supplied in the accessory and silk pack. (Packet contains silks, perle cottons, metallic braids, beads, sequins, sequin flowers, buttons... quite a bit of stuff!)

Thea tells you to decorate your tree whatever way YOU want to... and you might have some special charms or buttons left over from something else that need to be included. Stitched on 28ct, the entire piece finishes just a bit over 6 x 8. The model is on Clay, but lots of other neutral colors would work well. The finishing treatment on the leaflet cover is a flat fold style, easy to store from year to year without taking up a lot of space. Complete finishing instructions (with 10 pics) are included, as well as the stitch diagrams for the fun decorations in the background. A super-pretty little piece, it's just enchanting! Leaflet runs $14.50, Silk and Trinket pack is a little more 'festive' at at $85.

New Curly Girl Kits for Mill Hill! - click for more
New Curly Girl Kits from Mill Hill
"Witty & Whimsical." Everyone loves the Curly Girl artwork! Mill Hill has the cross stitch license for them... so we get charming needlework kits full of DMC floss and Mill Hill beads. Each is stitched on 28ct linen, and finishes about 7 inches square.
  • Rarest Friend - The rarest gift is a true friend, but the truest gift is a rare friend.
  • Humblingly Perfect - Something awesome for a baby gift!
  • Warmest Wishes - Talks about the glittery and special love between the two in the pic.
  • Love is the Only One - The only thing we can't live without!

Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - click for more     Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - click for more
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - More Colors!
You may have seen the gigantic version of these in fabric stores... but these are HALF that size and measure in at a petite 2 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches in size! White plastic 'tubs' with a colored silicone lining... the little 'flower petal openings' in the silicone waves hold your 3-1/2 embroidery scissors, pens, larger needles, laying tools, even your glasses!!!

The soft silicone just nestles around anything you stick into these, but it pulls right out of the tub so you can wash it, (if you spill your Diet Coke in there by accident!) Just the most handy little table-top caddy, keeps everything right in one place, ready to grab!
Note: navy and gray are no longer color options.
Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te & Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore
Oh gosh, these are two new and super-cute designs from Italy. Don't feel bad if you cannot pronounce the titles - we can't either! But we CAN understand the DMC numbers in the color key - and that's all you really need.
  • Un Pupazzo Reads 'Christmas is a snowman for you,' and features a delightful snowman-building scene. I love the teeny little snowball guys perched on the shovel and signs. Measuring 260 x 140 on 32ct Natural Linen, this will finish approx 9 x 16... so you won't miss it on your walls! It actually might make a really cute couch pillow as well.
  • Christmas on the Beach - (that title is in English, don't know why the other one isn't!) What a fun scene! You get a Christmassy Light House - complete with a billowing knitted scarf, a decorated beach umbrella along with Mr and Mrs standing in their dingy! We never see beach/ nautical/Christmas together... so if you live near the water - YOU NEED THIS! Stitch count is 270 x 146 - 17 x 9 on 32ct - and it is coded for DMC.

Joyeux Noel from Jardin Prive - click for more Joyeux Noel or Merry Christmas from Jardin Prive
This is a charming design THAT YOU CAN STITCH IN ANY COLOR YOU WANT! Worked with one color of your choice (hand-dyeds do really well with these kind of designs), on whatever fabric you want, you can really change the overall effect of the finished piece. Think about natural linen and working this ALL in opalescent, white and gold metallics? What about navy fabric, with all those metallics, or solid shades? How cute to put everything in its proper colorway!

The design is enchanting... you have a lot of possibilities making this your own! Notice they have charted a Merry Christmas greeting for the topper row as well.
Little Bits of Halloween from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Little bits of Christmas from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Chrysanthemum from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
New Arrivals for Halloween and Christmas from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia has been busy with a trio of new things... two larger designs that are motif medleys, and another smaller botanical.
  • Little Bits of Halloween - This is super cute! Tiny 26 x 26 designs - nine of them, plus nine little borders to surround them, and a Halloween alphabet tossed in, Cynthia wants you to arrange all these little pieces anyway you want! Do a big square of all of them, make something vertical or horizontal - loooonnnng and skinnnny! She has lots of suggestions inside the chart. Charted for Dinky dyes and Needlepoint Inc Silks - we have those kitted and available for a limited time. Cynthia also provides the links for color conversions to DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The motifs in here are really fun, great color and charm!
  • Little bits of Christmas - Same cuteness and design ideal just like Bits of Halloween. Stitch any of the 26 x 26 little squares, add a border or two... rearrange, do whatever makes you happy! For a limited time, we have the silk packets available for this. The design is charted for those silks, but again, there is a link to conversions in the instructions.
  • Botanical Stitches - Chrysanthemum - The next 4 x 4 design celebrating flora. Classy designs, any neutral fabric works for any of these in the small series!

Beaded Holiday Ornaments 2019 Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
Beaded Holiday Ornaments from Mill Hill
Mill Hill's new bauble ornaments for 2019 are here! Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each of this year's designs is a slightly different shape, but all finish the same charming 2 x 3 inches. Completely filled with glistening Mill Hill glass seed beads, they are really fun to stitch and look great on your tree.

I especially like the fact that they weigh basically nothing, so if you are a 'real tree person' you can hang these on the tippy-tips of your branches, and they won't weight down your tree! Presented in complete kits of 14ct paper, DMC floss, needles and Mill Hill glass beads.
The 2019 STICKS are here from Mill Hill - click for more
The 2019 STICKS are here from Mill Hill
Whimsical designs by STICKS, these are super-colorful and cheerful. By Mill Hill, each is presented as a kit of 14ct perforated paper and loads of DMC floss, along with a few Mill Hill glass seed beads for design garnish.

They all finish 7 x 7, and the frames for them are available as special order. If you are a fabric-lover instead, choose your favorite 14 or 28ct - the correct size for your beads.

Teresa Layman Three Crows -- click to see more Teresa Layman Welcome Basket -- click to see more Teresa Layman The Elizabeth Vine -- click to see more Teresa Layman Bunny Bluebell -- click to see more Teresa Layman Little Acorns -- click to see more
Five New Miniature Knotwork Pieces by Teresa Layman
Presenting an enchanting collection of 2, 3 and 4-inch 'rugs.' Each of these are ONLY one strand of DMC floss wrapped ONE time around your needle to make a bitty French Knot. Worked from a line drawing on the fabric - like Punch Needle Embroidery - you are simply 'painting by number' with your tiny knots - tucking them in there next to each other! It sounds awful(!), but these are actually fun to do!

They are presented as the line drawing on the special fabric, and small needles. You'll need DMC floss from your stash. (We had Teresa to Oklahoma years ago for a class on this... and maybe with our new classroom space... it's time for another visit!) Anyway, most frame these... but if you are a doll house lover, you might want them as rugs in one of your houses. (Butttt..... if you start one, and never finish it... make the part you did into a teeny scissor fob. You'll love it for life!)

Did you know Teresa has SOME of her designs charted for Cross Stitch? We've re-organized her page a little and highlighted the Cross Stitch offerings much better than before. She has delightful designs, charts are huge and clear... super cute! When you visit her page, we now have boxes to click ont to take you to either the Knotwork or Cross Stitch!
  • Three Crows
    Measures 4-1/4 x 3-1/8... blueberries, blackberries and black crows!
  • Welcome Basket
    A petite 2 x 3-1/16 - just that basket by itself would be a stunning fob!
  • The Elizabeth Vine
    Finishing 2 x 5 - The black knotted background just makes the flowers POP!
  • Bunny Bluebell
    A 4-1/4 inch circle, how can you not fall in love with that center rabbit? He's way less than an inch in size!
  • Little Acorns
    4-3/4 inches square - more teeny animals, don't lose the squirrel in the tree! The hedgehog is about 1/2 an inch in size!

Work of Heart XS3400 Good Tidings from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Peaceful Snow XS207 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Merry Hill PN204 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Holly Hill PN205 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Lumina Dreams PN206 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Teresa Kogut has Five New Designs
Ms Teresa does things in both Cross Stitch and Punch Needle... here are my favorites of her new ones... looks like she's in a Holiday Mood!
  • Work of Heart XS3400 Good Tidings - This could be a CHALLENGING undertaking to cross stitch! A gorgeous 10 x 12, solidly stitched piece you probably assume this is worked with hand-dyed threads to give you all that wonderful color variation, depth, and shading.Well... it's YOU and regular DMC thread - 60 different shades! Santa is decorating a little tree for his snowman friend, can you see that he's hanging the topper star and he's holding another tiny snowman face ornament to hang next? A charming picture... I took a look at the chart... some might find it charming too, just a heads up!
  • Peaceful Snow XS207 - This one is a little more on the regular-side of cross stitching! Approx 5 x 6 on 35ct, it uses Weeks and DMC flosses, it actually has several 'areas' that you could pull out and stitch just by themselves! Just the house and trees; or the sheep, peace and a few of the penny border rounds; or even just the snowman! Pretty primitive colors.
  • Merry Hill PN204 and Holly Hill PN205 - A pair of punch needle pieces - each finishes about 6 x 6. Following the same color schemes, these two are presented as the line drawing that you transfer to the included punch needle fabric. Teresa gives lots of punching tips, and full color key for each area. These are both kind of simple with regards to design detail, so should punch really fast and be really fun to do.
  • Lumina Dreams PN206 - Approx 5-1/2 x 6, this one's neat because of that white pumpkin! You'll need multiple skeins of thread - Teresa used SEVEN skeins of Taupe on that awesome pumpkin! Pattern is presented in line drawing format you need to transfer to provided fabric. Conversions from Weeks hand-dyed flosses to DMC are also included.

Presenting Christmas 2019 - The Mill Hill Way!
Look at the new things coming for this season - Super cute and fun!
The Snow Globes 2019 Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
Snow Globes from Mill Hill
These are the small 3 x 3-ish inch kits that make perfect tree ornaments. This season we're getting a set of mini snow-globes! I'm not sure which one is the cutest!
Presented as the complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart, needles, floss, Mill Hill beads and a little charm. They will be awesome on your tree!!!

Pampas, Andes, Amazon Santas - The 2019 South American Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The Annual Santa Collection for 2019 - South American Santas from Mill Hill
This is our 21st Annual Set of these!!!!! (That means we now have 63 different International and Sporting Santas!) Every year, we are treated to these paper ornaments that finish approx 3 x 4 inches each. Santa-all-during-the-year! Each kit comes with the 14ct perforated paper, DMC floss and a few Mill Hill beads. If you notice... they all have loopy or fringey beards!

Anyway, these are always fun on your tree because they are lightweight and colorful. Nice to make as gifts for someone who's traveled to the places featured throughout the years or loves the various hobbies of Santa. All the other 20 years of ornaments are still available, and we have them ALL! (We have an Amazon Santa this year... only he isn't holding a shopping box or have a drone flying overhead!)

Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill
For 2019 we have a set of 26 mini-ornaments that are perfect to make into an Advent Calendar or use to decorate a wreath. Finishing only 1-1/2 inches square... each of the three kits contains either 8 or 9 mini designs. Based on the size of the designs, we think these would be PERFECT for young or beginning stitchers. Lots of design options in each kit... lots of individual projects... lots of bang for your buck!

Annual 2019 Santa from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Presenting Annual 2019 Santa
from The Prairie Schooler
Even though Pam and Nancy have stopped designing their leaflets, they do design our favored Santas every year! This marks the 36th year! Same format, size colors and size... after 36 years, you know the drill.

MOST of the other Santas have been re-printed into leaflets of 4 assorted years... we have everything available that is currently in print... it is all pictured on our PS page and organized for you!

Welcome the Snow from Blackberry Lane
Welcome the Snow
from Blackberry Lane
Another darling design - two charts in this pack! Welcome the Snow is stitched on 36ct Picture This Plus's Twilight hand-dyed linen over TWO or ONE threads - you decide.

One of the snowmen has bird feeders with several wrens and cardinals. The other has lots of sizes of snowflakes - over one, no birds. 25 Shades of DMC, they look the same at first glance, but have a lot of subtle design differences. Just the cutest!

Earrings for Stitchers! - click for more
Earrings for Stitchers!
Check out these darling pierced earrings that are perfect for stitchers and seamstresses! Miniature buttons, scissors, spools and sewing machines... each trinket decoration on the earring is about 1/2 an inch in size!

Offered in gold-tone or silver-tone (based on the price I am sure they are not solid gold or sterling), one set includes two spools and two sewing machines. The other set includes the buttons and two scissors. You can mix and match them however you want... both sets come in the silver or gold colors. Wear a button and sewing machine if you want... scissors and buttons, scissors and spools... whatever... I'm sure Santa needs to know about these!

Yes, there's even MORE!     
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