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A Sheltering Tree from All Through the Night - click for more Honey Hill Hamlet from Artful Offerings - click for more Dreaming Girl from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Forest Friends Finger Puppets from Bareroots - click to see more Winter Snow Owl from Blackberry Lane


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Lucite Spot Magnifier
These are nifty 2-1/8 inch round domes of solid, clear Lucite. Domed to 1 inch in thickness, they are wonderful spot-on magnifiers for close-up viewing. Each comes packaged in a 4-inch royal blue velvet pouch with drawstring closure for safe keeping to prevent scratches.

Hover this dome above a place on your chart or stitching that you need a little extra help seeing. Works for paperwork too... and of course little kids love to run around the house and try them against anything and everything! The Lucite is unbreakable... but don't drop it on your toe, just the same. Super handy to have!
Possible from AB Designs - click for more Strong Girl from AB Designs - click for more Loved Boy from AB Designs - click for more Be the Good Bowl Ki from AB Designs - click for more
AB Designs' Sneak Peeks Coming From March's Market!
Amy's things will be coming home with us from our Nashville Market in a couple of weeks, so RESERVE now, all the goodies you know you don't want to live without!
  • Possible - A leaflet with a trio of very happy thoughts! Anything's Possible - like you could be a 'Nap Queen.' Or 'If you're happy and you know it, stay in bed!' But I like 'Today is full of possible!' Choose any fun fabrics from your stash and some favorite colors (these are coded for DMC) and you're good to go.
  • Strong Girl and Loved Boy - 'You are stronger than you know, and loved more than you can imagine.' Amy has a girl and boy colorway for this touching design... the verse isn't new... but maybe you have someone new to stitch this for! Birth announcement, wedding memento, just general loving motivation... These are done on Weeks linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses.
  • Be the Good - This is a limited edition kit! Amy found some fun bowls, and needed to fill them, so here we go! You get your 6 x 12 rustic hand-carved dough bowl - we're getting a random mixture of black, brown and whitewashed - some have cracks and chips - and all have charm and personality! To fill your little bowl, *Be The Good* is kitted and ready to stitch. 28ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen, 4 skeins of Weeks flosses, hand-spun WOOL trim, red ticking backing fabric and instructions for finishing the 9 x 4-1/2 inch cushion are all included. Don't know how many bowls (are probably overtaking her garage and basement as we speak!) there are, so get it now!

  • Bee Chart from AB Designs - click for moreThe new 2022 Stitch Along - We Are All A Little Batty Here! - Beginning the end of May, 2022... Amy is starting her next Stitch-A-Long Series. Just 3 months long... each pattern has a little 'person, place or thing' design plus the embellishment. My favorite is that girl skeleton with the kitty skeleton! The first pattern, releasing in May has the words, layout, floss chart and instructions. The next 6 patterns are the characters and buttons - July sends #3 and 4, and September sends 5, 6, and 7. Charts with buttons will all run $10 each so total cost will be $70, plus any fabrics or flosses you need. With a stitch count of 181 x 146, this is done on Weeks hand-dyed 20ct Peoria Purple linen (we're squishing it onto a fat quarter) with DMC - and uses only 16 skeins! The whole thing is darling just as it is... but remember is you're into fun finishes... you can break all these motifs apart and make stand-up blocks out of all of them and make the words into a block sign as well! (You might need more fabric for that option.) We're taking reservations for this now, to start our auto-ship this May.
Alice in Wonderland by Satsuma Street - click for more    Tree Topper, Mitten Kitten, Holiday Horse and Turtle Doves by Satsuma Street - click for more
New Designs from Satsuma Street
  • Alice in Wonderland - Satsuma Street's version of Alice's adventures... we get the Cheshire Cat in here, the Mad Hatter at his Tea Party and Alice tumbling down the Rabbit Hole. It's charming and full of color - and companions the Wizard of OZ Piece that Jodi has done. (This was never my favorite children's story... and now we are mortified because there is a hookah-smoking caterpillar in there! But... never-the-less... a famous story with a cute stitched rendition. It's sparked a whole discussion here in our shop backroom about fairy tales and banned books!) Measures 184 x 184 in stitch count, choose a light blue fabric... this is coded for DMC and it would LOVE some metallics tossed in if you'd like!
  • Tree Topper, Mitten Kitten, Holiday Horse and Turtle Doves, New Paper Ornaments for 2021-2022 by Satsuma Street. - Jodi has 4 new Christmas designs to adorn your tree! Presented in kit format with 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses a smidge of beads and sequins for sparkle... they are bright and colorful. Each measures about 3-1/2 x 4 in size, and are great to hang on a real tree because they weigh literally nothing, and won't make your branches sag. Fun to stitch, simply cut the paper around the edges to shape, and you're finished!

A Waffle Lot from Hands On Design - click to see more Lets Talk Quilting from Hands On Design - click to see more Block Party 17 from Hands On Design - click to see more
Several New Designs On The Way from Hands On Designs
Cathy has been busy, and is showing us what is coming our way the final week on January...
  • A Waffle Lot - Wow, what a charming little 'mattress' pin cushion! A vintage-inspired Valentine, both sides (actually all 6 sides!) are stitched on 32ct Antique White Belfast linen with DMCs of 436, 471, 3801, 3816, 3822, and 3833. It measures a mere 4 inches square and just about an inch high - because it's stuffed. Cute finishing... the whole thing is fun, and it is presented in chart format.
  • Lets Talk Quilting - Well, Cathy had to give Quilters equal time - after she released Talking for Cross Stitchers! Same size and colorway as the other 5 designs in the Lets Talk Series... the main pic measures about 7 x 8-1/2.
  • Block Party - The 17th! Celebrating the St Pat's Day season... this is another lonnnnng design finished into a cube cushion OR a long, framed row. 'It is in the shelter of each other that people live.' is the sentiment that floats above the field of lucky March clovers that travels around the sides of the cushion. The Block Party chart comes with that bit of hand-dyed houndstooth wool you see dressing the top, pins are offered separately as well. This is worked on 28ct artichoke Linen and uses the most luscious Weeks hand-dyed flosses so the whole thing presents as a fresh bit green for Spring!


  • Nutcracker Village from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Nutcracker Village from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
    Presenting Sugar Plum's Sweet Shop, #2 in The Nutcracker Village Sampler Series from Country Cottage Needleworks
    A little pink and purple house with a festive blue door, the owner - The Sugar Plum Fairy - is waiting outside to greet her customers. Country Cottage has started a new 11-part Holiday Village scene.

    We have the teaser composite pics on our Country Cottage and auto-ship pages - complete thread and fabric details as well as sneak peeks of what is coming. Actually, the cookies she's used in her pics as props look absolutely delicious, and we might need the name of the bakery they came from!

    Love is Patient from Artful Offerings - click for more
    Love is Patient from Artful Offerings
    Artful Offerings has a sweet new piece to help celebrate the Valentine's Season. A fluffle of bunnies (we had to google that!) is busy bringing the key to your heart!

    All dressed warmly in their red Valentine sweaters, it'd be fun to add Wisper furry thread for tails and some red metallic for the hearts! Even black metallic for the wrought iron key. Finishes about 9-1/2 x 5 on 36ct, it is coded for Weeks hand-dyed flosses as well as DMC.

    O Lucky Day! from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    O Lucky Day! from With Thy Needle & Thread
    With Thy Needle is helping us get ready for St Patrick's Day with this lucky little leprechaun, his pot of gold, and a few greetings he's sending along - in pin cushion fashion! Such a trendy 'boho-styled rainbow to boot! Brenda's newest chart, it includes all three designs which are stitched on 36ct linen with regular DMC flosses. She has added a smidge of gold metallic thread for the gold in the pot.

    You can get all three designs on a 13 x 18 cut of fabric... and I bet you have bits of gold metallic in your stash somewhere! Brenda's mother-in-law, born in Ireland, was a war bride. Inspired by her family roots... she asks "aren't we ALL Irish for a day?"
    Love You, Warts 'n All! from Val's Stuff
    Love You, Warts 'n All! from Val's Stuff
    Look what has arrived from Val's Stuff... a darling limited edition just in time for Valentine's Day! This darling green frog is sending her love out to her other 'bumpy' friends - her hearts made of felt are big, bold and bright. Presented in a kit format, she's stitched on perforated paper... like a card... and comes with an envelope so you can even mail this to your favorite 'warted-love' if you want!

    Finishing 5 x 7, the kit comes with the chart, black sparkle felt background, the pretty printed cotton fabric background, 3 colors of pink felt, the perf paper for the stitching, Wonder Under and freezer paper for construction and finishing, 5 buttons and that mailing envelope. You will need to supply DMC flosses from your stash. Cute and colorful, Val has made these one-time only... just for Valentine's Day 2022!

    The First Tulips of Spring... Our January 2022 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more
    The First Tulips of Spring... Our January 2022 Secret Needle Night Kit
    They're coming... the flowers ARE coming. Not for few weeks though, so you have to time to get these stitched! Our January Secret Needle Night design is stitched on 18ct Cream Linen with good old fashioned #5 Pearl Cottons.

    As always, your kit contains materials to make one complete design. We gave you both yellow and pink threads so you could choose which color to make your flower petals. It is finished inside a 5-inch hoop, one of which is included in Mona's optional finishing kit. Something pretty and small for Spring!

    Round Red Sampler Chart and Ruffled Red Thread Drop from Heart in Hand - click for more Red Heartware Bowl from Heart in Hand - click for more
    Coming from Heart in Hand: Limited Edition Red Heartware Bowl
    We have until January 28th to turn in our RESERVATIONS for this one-time production of Heart in Hand's 2022 Red (Valentine's Edition!) Heartware Bowl. The same charming little hand-made porcelain bowl as her creme ones... it will release this March for ONE TIME only... so let us know if you want one!

    Cecilia has designed a small red alphabet sampler as the stitched topper for her little bowl, and even commissioned a red wooden thread ring to store inside. (She has the finishing instructions for bowl topper to download for free on her website.) Chart and Thread rings will not be limited, but bowls definitely are.

    2022 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
    Presenting the 2022 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand
    Cecilia is shaking up her annual heart collection a little this year with this charming 'scene' of hearts and love! For 24 years she has done annual hearts - over half have been retired - but we have every annual heart edition still available, so not to panic!

    This year's tells us to 'Make life beautiful for others.' The kit includes the chart and 32ct Picture This Plus's Heartland hand-dyed linen, along with embellishments she's used. You'll need to add the few flosses from your stash to make this cute cushion!

    Doodles: Winter from Heart in Hand - click for more Big-Hearted Tiny Town from Heart in Hand - click for more
    Big-Hearted Tiny Town and Doodles: Winter
    from Heart in Hand:
    • Big Hearted Tiny Town - Another super-cute lonnnnnggggg design of the happiest little town on Earth! Presented in leaflet format, it companions Patriotic and Christmas Tiny Towns, and finishes into either a long row design (176 x 30 - so 11 x 2) or rounded into a little drum shape (3-1/2 inches round by 2 inches tall!) pincushion! 32Ct linen... hand-dyed threads... trim the top with some cute Valentine pins from either Just Another Button Company or Puntini of Italy!
    • Doodles: Winter - This is part of a 4-seasons set of small medleys. That little fox in this steals the whole pic! Finishing just about 4 x 4, the chart includes a few special embellishments.

    #2 Swans from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more #1 The Fox from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
    An Addition to the Year in the Woods Series from Cottage Garden Samplings
    Wow, is this little guy elegant and exotic! (And now we have #2... Swans!) Just look at him... verrrrryyyy proud of his lovely winter cabin-in-the-winter-woods! Cottage Garden Samplings is beginning a new set of 12 designs entitled *A Year in the Woods.* You can watch for them to come out monthly in 2022 and collect JUST the ones you want... or you can join our auto-ship and just have them turn up in your mailbox (like magic!) as they are released this next year.

    The Fox is the first in the 2022 series. Vinniey has such fun 'textures' in her designs - she just uses shapes (the curves in the tail) and tiny repeats (look at the body pattern) in her designs to really bring them to life.

    This one is done on Picture This Plus's Mirage linen... possibly a challenge to get, we have some beautiful Cross Wing Collection darker hand-dyeds, but maybe you have something pretty already waiting in your stash!
    This auto has begun in November of 2021 and will continue with one chart monthly with a planned finish by December of 2022.

    Note: The 2021 Series, A Time for All Seasons, is now complete - We can now ship the whole set at once!

    The New Spring 2022 Mill Hill Bead Kits are coming this week!
    • Spring 2022 Garden Gnomes Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
      Garden Gnomes is a darling new set of the small ornament-sized designs - these would be perfect stuck on a wooden skewer and used as plant pokes! Presented as full kits of the perf paper, all the beads and flosses, there is a brass charm in each as well. Three gnomes and three little cottage houses to match them!
    • The 2022 Spring Bouquet Series Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
      The 2022 Spring Bouquet Series is cute!
      Presented as full kits of the chart, needle, threads, beads and Mill Hill glass Treasure charm, they all measure about 3 x 3. More fun plant pokes or magnets for your fridge or file cabinet... or Christmas Tree next year! We laughed, WHY one need a stitched TACO? Why to go with the pizza slice and hamburger and all the other cute food ornaments they've done in the past! Might be a fun vacation momento too!
    • Spring 2022 Button and Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
      Spring 2022 Button and Bead Kits
      The larger 5 x 5 Button and Beaded Kits are here too! Always fun to stitch... each comes with the paper, chart, needles, threads and beads, and a hand-made Mill Hill ceramic button. The Tres Jolie Salon is the latest business in their Springtime Village set of designs. I think my favorite one is the Chick Hotel though... it's a happy and happening place! Cute Springtime designs to brighten your life!

    Little Sheep Tape Measures - click for more
    Little Sheep and Monkey Tape Measures
    We used to carry these, then the company went away... and like Little Bo Beep, we lost our sheep! But here they are again... even cuter than before! 60-inch/150cm vinyl tape measures are coiled up inside these furry guys, press the tummy and the tape retracts

    Perfect for your stitching tote... you might have a hard time keeping some in the family away from yours. And, somehow nobody steals them out of the kitchen tool drawer either! Each tape measure is about 2-1/2 to 3 inches in size.
    Little Sherpa Scissor and Accessory Holder - click for more
    Little Sherpa Scissor and Accessory Holder
    On my GOSH, this is the CUTEST little scissor holder! I have put our 4-inch Margaret DOVO scissors in here along with a package of needles so you can gauge overall size. Slightly weighted and stuffed, it features a fabric-lined slip-pocket that will hold scissors, knitting needles, a stiletto, thread rippers and catchers, a pen or pencil - just whatever tools you need safely stowed beside you.

    When you aren't stitching, your things will look happy and organized poking out from him - especially tucked up on a shelf away from curious fingers. His total length is about 6 inches, he stands 3 inches high and about 3-1/2 inches wide and weighs about 4 ounces! SO so so cute!

    #4 Tea House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more #5 Cranberry House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more #6 Pinwheel House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more
    The next three Gingerbread Houses on Peppermint Lane from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery are releasing!
    Pansy Patch's next three cottages - Tea, Cranberry and Pinwheel companion her Peppermint, Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie houses! (There are options on the Pansy Patch website for borders if you want to do the whole set as one.)

    Cute little houses... we have plenty of time to get them all done before NEXT Christmas!

    #1 Peppermint House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more #2 Gingerbread House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more #3 Sugar Cookie House from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more
    The Houses on Peppermint Lane from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery
    A new series of 9 gingerbread houses is coming our way from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery.
    Peppermint, Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie Houses are all already here, with the other 6 houses coming in January and March of 2022.

    Stitched on Picture This Plus's 36ct Oaken with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses, each scene measures about 5 inches in size... with the individual houses a bit smaller if you leave off borders and floral urns. Little individual stand-ups would be charming!


    Butternut House Pinkeep from Stacy Nash -- click to see more First Snowfall Pinkeep from Stacy Nash -- click to see more First Snowfall Pinkeep and Butternut House Pinkeep
    from Stacy Nash Primitives
    They are finally back in stock again after waiting months for them to arrive!
    A pair of charming pin cushion designs, these are actually on the large side, which makes them a fun surprise stuffed and tucked into your bowl of 'fillers.'
    • First Snowfall is on Weeks 36ct Confederate Gray, stitched with 7 shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, and finishes about 6 x 5-1/2.
    • Butternut House is also on 36ct, but it is worked with regular 'ol DMC and Charcoal hand-dyed. You kind of miss the greyed-green 'lawn' of pumpkins down at the bottom, but then, you notice the cauldrons!

    Victorine Chenevas-Paule 1869 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
    Victorine Chenevas-Paule 1869
    from Reflets de Soie
    A beautiful sampler - full of floral pots and borders. The stitch count for this is 262 x 242, so it will finish about 13 inches square on 40ct.

    A lot of soft cremes and beige shades, it is coded for Silks (which we have) or DMC - ecru, 945, 415, 3813, 833, 522, 3362, 831, 543, 309, 842 and 732.

    The individual urns would make gorgeous individual pin cushions. Presented as a full color chart with silks optional.

    Boughs of Jolly from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Merry Ewe from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Believe Bag from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Bring Us Good Cheer 2020-2021 Annual Ornament from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view JOY - The Leaflet from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
    Oh Tina and Teri of Shepherd's Bush are sending new treats our way! Just in time for Santa we hope!
    • Boughs of Jolly - This is one of their small kits stitched on 10ct Tula that finishes about 3 x 4. Frame it or pin-cushion it... these are small enough for a beginner stitcher, and would make a fun stocking stuffer. Kit includes the chart, fabric, threads and smattering of button embellishments.
    • Merry Ewe - The annual 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 Christmas Pin Cushion design - this (can be done on anything) is worked on 18ct Natural Linen with hand-dyed flosses, and garnished with a darling hand-made red polka-dot package button - complete with striped green bow! The KIT contains the chart, linen, threads, button, beads AND Teri's hand-dyed silk ribbon for the edge finishing. You can get JUST the chart with button (so you can stitch it on anything you like)... we'll have those for a limited time. Super cute... there are three sheep... one is carrying that package, the middle one has on a Santa hat, and the third has on striped pajamas, and he's carrying a little evergreen tree!
    • Believe Bag - We don't believe this will arrive in time for this Christmas - supplies are stuck out there in la-la-land - the girls do not have all the ingredients to kit this one yet. BUTTTT... a fun little 4 x 6 zippered pouch with a line inset at the top for your stitching. Kit contains the presewn pouch, chart and threads.
    • Bring Us Good Cheer 2020-2021 Annual Ornament Chart - Continuing all the ornament charts published years ago in Just Cross Stitch Magazine... this is the 8th one presented in card format with button or bead embellishment. 2011 is Do You Hear, 2013 is I Saw, 2014 was Hark, 2015 was O Little Town, 2016 is Up on the House Top, 2017 is I'm Dreaming, 2018 is O Tannebaum... have you missed any? Always cute, always 3 x 3, we try to offer the charts and embellishments together.
    • JOY - The Leaflet Here's another fun design for one of those 10-1/2 x 13 x 3-1/4 plastic mesh zippered and gusseted stitching pouches! SO CUTE when they are stitched... you use #5 Pearl Cotton on the pouch - easy breezy. You can also just stitch it like normal and make an ornament or pin cushion... the stitched pouch really gives you alot of 'bang-for-your-stitching-efforts' though. There is a button set for that pouch option as well.

    Red Letter Day by Teresa Venette of Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Red Letter Day by Teresa Venette of Shakespeare's Peddler
    *Dedicated to every little girl who ever held a needle and thread*
    WOW... this is a LOVELY book! Ms Teresa has done a fantastic job with her first 35-page book featuring Antique Red Samplers. Published by the people who do the Blackbird large books (so you know the print quality of this) and featuring Teresa's gorgeous photography, she begins with the explanation of 'Why Red?.' History of dyes, all that. Next, she presents 5 antique samplers, with her stories and notes about each. She tells you where she found them... the little one on the cover was only $21.72!

    She talks about pin cushion finishing and vintage trims and the romance of damaged and aged pieces. She even instructs you how to replace linen threads on your fabrics to re-create the woven borders old samplers sometime have. Then, there is a whole section about the mistakes the young girls made.. should you fix them? She talks about the 'train wreck' on one of them! After all that fun info, Teresa then goes into great length to tell you HOW to find an antique sampler: what to look for, the kind of fabric, the smell (really!), how much to pay, everything! I am IN LOVE with this book - she has done a great job... and if you love samplers of any kind, you NEED this book!

    Needle Travel Mania Shop Guide for 2022 - click to see more
    Needle Travel Mania Shop Guide for 2022
    Ohhhh... This annual shop directory across the US has arrived! Not published since 2020 because of the Big C, we now have an updated book featuring listings for almost 5,000 quilting, spinning, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, weaving, embroidery and best-of-all Cross Stitch Shops! A wonderful little book, it weighs over a pound, and has 530 pages of listings for shops.

    Each state is listed with a map of the interstate and state highways, and then each shop is listed with address, phone, some give web address, hours... and all are referenced with what type of shop they are. If you ever go anywhere in a car, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! You can see what is there, where ever you go, you can call ahead, make some planned (or unplanned!) stops - just enjoy needlework of every kind, no matter where you go!

    Holly Go Brightly Mouse - A Limited Edition Ornament by Just Nan - click to see more! Christmas Sparkle Bee - The 2021 Annual Ornament by Just Nan - click to see more!
    New Christmas Designs on the way from Just Nan!
    Nan is shipping us several new things - all due in the shop in early December.
    • Christmas Sparkle Bee Ornament - Nan's 2021 floral measures 2-1/2 inches square on 32ct Natural linen. Featuring a tiny sparkle bee charm nestled in the middle of a Christmas Rose which is surrounded with snowflakes, all is stitched with DMC and a bit of silver/gold metallic braid. The little bee's wings are painted white, then dusted with glitter to make them sparkle on the tree. Included with the chart are the bee charm, red beads, gold ring for hanging and finishing suggestions. You'll need that bit of linen and thread from yur stash.

    • Holly Go Brightly Mouse - Nan's 10th Annual Gingerbread Mouse! Gingerbread Bouquet Fancy Trim Needle Slide by Just Nan -- click to see more!Holly wears a festive dress adorned with holly leaves, metallic red berry beads, gold garland and little red flowers. Greens and berries make up her hat, and Holly is holding a fancy satin holly leaf embellished with a gold sequin and red crystal. Included in the chart are the red beads, gold tail, Nan's signature button base and the embellished holly. You'll need a 6 x 6 piece of 32ct Natural or Gingerbread linen, bits of DMC and a little gold metallic from your stash.
      **We are REFRESHING our Just Nan Ornament/Mouse Auto Ship.** If you would like to JOIN or CONTINUE on this auto, please contact us to update your preferences.

    • Gingerbread Bouquet Fancy Trim Needle Slide - Nan's newest mini-slide is decked out for the holidays. A gingerbread bouquet wrapped in a paper cone is dusted with glitter and embellished with a tiny gold bauble. Scalloped white satin 'icing' wraps around all 4 sides of the tin and a strong magnet inside holds needles or pins. Measures approx 1 x 1-1/2 inches in size.
    Boo Boo Brushes - click to see more Grime Guards - click to see more Tacky Bills - click to see more
    *Vintage* Needlework Gadgets!
    None of us Cross Stitchers are old enough to have *Vintage Tools*... but it's kind of fun to attach that term to these past favourites of our stitching bags! Produced by various tiny companies over the years that are no longer in business, Yarn Tree (one of our industry vendors) has re-invented all these fun things you may still have (or not!) and miss (or didn't know you needed one!) We are thrilled to be able to get these past favorites again!
    • Boo Boo Brushes - Remember these? (Somebody named Judy used to make these in a smaller version!) Brushes on the ends of a wooden dowel, use this to clean up the 'frizzles' of threads left over when you rip out! Especially good if you rip from the back!
    • Grime Guards - These cover the sides of your needlework while on your Q-Snaps. Fabric covers with elastic to cling around your frame. You are supposed to be a clean and tidy stitcher - but sometimes 'things happen!' Wrap these little covers over your stitching to protect it from you and the elements! Available in 8 x 8 and 11 x 11... they are one continous fabric sleeve with elastic all around to cling around your frame. They are not interchangeable... if you and have an 8 x 11... you might just have to shorten the 11 x 11 with a safety pin!
      Part of the charm to these were the fabrics they always used... patterns that sometimes belonged in the bottom of the sewing box. NOT by any means current, designer fabrics.... just charming also-past-loved 'kitchy' assorted prints!
    • Tacky Bills - Remember the Tacky BOBs (which stood for 'box of beads?') Little 4-inch clear plastic boxes have with sticky foam in them. Dump in your beads, they'll cling there waiting for you to select them to stitch with. SPILLPROOF - these are great for travel and any kind of beading project. Your beads stay where you put them - what a concept! Always assorted pretty papers in the lids and assorted coordinating pretty foam colors inside to cradle your beads... every shipment will vary.

    Fabulous Florals-Diamond Quilt POUCH Set of 2 by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more Fabulous Floral Puzzle by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more Diamond Quilt Puzzle by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more
    Pretty Plastic-Papery Pouches from Kaffe Fassett
    Help stay organized with this pair of recycled-materials zipper topped pouches! They are made from recycled water bottles! Decorated with the artwork of Kaffe Fassett, the smaller pouch measures 5 x 8 and features his 'Fabulous Florals' Quilt. The larger zip pouch measures 6 x 9 and is covered with Kaffe's 'Diamond Quilt' pattern.

    Then, just for fun, I ordered a few matching PUZZLES! I know - nothing to do with cross stitch. But the Holidays and family visits always mean puzzles, and I couldn't pass these by! A quilter you love would LOVE one of these! The Puzzles are 1000 pieces, and finish about 20 x 29-1/2.
    Flowers for Beatrice from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view

    Flowers for Beatrice
    from La-D-Da
    A classic little marking band sampler - in the olden days, little girls stitched these to practice forming letters so they could legibly label the family linens. Stitch with a combination of DMC and Weeks hand-dyed cotton flosses, Lori has used all the favuorite stitches found in these old samplers - everything divided a band.

    Smyrnas were usually the alphabet letters. Double Backstitch, Open Herringbone, Fly, Diamond Eyelets and Rices abound as well! Skip the special stitches or do them all... this 91 x 215 piece finishes a narrow 5 x 12 on 36ct.
    Stitching With The Housewives Hello Frosty - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Calendar Crates February Red Rose Farm - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives Winter Wonderland - click to see more
    Winter Arrivals from Stitching With The Housewives
    Make sure you visit the Stitching With The Housewives page to see all the designs in each series. They release every month, but mix up the collections, and there are several.
    • Hello Frosty - The third seasonal design in the All Jarred Up series... a cute little snowman with his flakey friends.
    • Red Rose Farm - The next in their Calendar Crate set - the 8th - you can order roses by the bunches or dozens!
    • Winter Wonderland - Backing Up the Truck is another series, this is its 4th design... you just have to peruse our Priscilla and Chelsea page to see all the other offerings in these sets so far. Probably can't stitch them all... but pick and choose one of two from each season, and you're good to go!
    Great is Thy Faithfulness from Heartstring Samplery Sunday Stitches - Amazing Grace from Heartstring Samplery Sunday Blessed Assurance from Heartstring Samplery
    Heartstring Samplery's Sunday Stitches Series is ending with #12 - Great is Thy Faithfulness
    Beth has done a set of 12 designs - special words from special and favored Church Hymns. Understated with quiet floral accents, each has been available in single chart format this year - while the set was being released. Great is Thy Faithfulness is the final installation - it finishes a petite 3-1/2 x 5 on 36ct. We've pictured 3 of the others here... but you can see the set in its entirety on Beth's page.

    I do know, that she is not going forward with these in individual charts - she is going to put them all into one book to release at Market this next March. That's great (no pricing info yet) but if you want just *some* of these... NOW is the time to get them, as we will no longer be able to order each hymn singly. It's been a very well received set of designs!

    Life is Better *Woof* from Erica Michaels - click for more Winter Berries from Erica Michaels - click for more Happy Hanukkah from Erica Michaels - click for more
    Life is Better *Woof*, Winter Berries & Happy Hanukkah from Erica Michaels
    Erica Michaels has sent three new designs...
    • Life is Better *Woof* Companions her little cat designs she just did a few months ago. A pair of cute designs for a dog-lover in your life.
    • Winter Berries is a trio of pin cushions stitched on various blue fabrics. Measuring about 3 inches long when finished, each sports pretty wool finishes on their tops - no sewing, just curved cutting a pretty pins. Winter joins e other seasons of berries, so you could have a really 'filled bowl' of 'berry bowl fillers!'
    • Happy Hanukkah includes 2 designs - both stitched on 36ct Creme Linen using Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses of Cool Azul, Mermaid's Fin, Queen Bee and DMC 972. The trims are Lady Dot's the wools are Weeks... this chart includes 6 tiny buttons scattered across the designs.

    Linda is COMING to the Silver Needle in May of 2022! A small weekend class in our She Shed classroom space adjoining the shop, one of the projects will be a linen berry. AS A BONUS TREAT, we are also welcoming Michele Arsenault of Michele Ink, who is a silver artist. You will be molding a sterling silver topper piece using precious metals clay for your berry! The silver is re-claimed from old electronics... your berry is freshly stitched! Details about Linda and Michele's visit are on our Events page!


    This Joyous Season from Plum Street Samplers A Mount Vernon Christmas from Plum Street Samplers Polar Pack from Plum Street Samplers
    New Releases from Plum Street Samplers - due in the shop the first week of December!
    Paulette Stewart has sent pics and teaser notes about her new designs...
    • This Joyous Season - Using the Christmas Carol Joy to the World as her inspiration, she's done a big red brick house with a rooftop of pomegranates. The flag behind is the Australian flag (not sure why!) but she's included a charted US flag as well. 182 x 168 - Measuring about 10 x 9 on 36ct, it calls for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds. Lots of pretty design elements in here... you get that bottom row, the cute sleigh on the right and the awesome verse and billowing basket at the top, not to mention that cool house! (We have the 36ct Up in the Attic hand-dyed linen by Fox & Rabbit - for a limited time - fat quarters $41.50)
    • A Mount Vernon Christmas - Paulette's little dogs are named George and Martha! This pinkeep features their could-be-Mt Vernon home with a snowman perched on the roof. Paulette knows she has a 'thing' about filled rooftops... she just can't leave them empty! She lamented about the possibility of one finding a snowman on their roof and the impending snow melt and roof damage situation that would follow... but designed this anyhow! Enjoy! 112 x 62, It'll finish approx 6 x 3-1/2! Weeks hand-dyeds and Lady Dot's mini Vintage Rik Rak trim are featured.
    • Polar Pack - The latest animal stack... she has these little guys dressed in fair isle sweaters. Look a the baby bear way up there high... but LOOK at the bitty bee! He's wearing a Santa hat! (You could leave that off if Santa has already come to your house, but it's so darn cute!) This one is done on 36ct Eucalyptus by Fox & Rabbit... with Weeks, and features Lady Dot's Snow Eyelash Chenille trim.


    Announcing Little House Needleworks' Upcoming Fall on the Farm Series for 2022!
    Fall on the Farm Series for 2022 from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Fall on the Farm Series for 2022 from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more
    Beginning this December and running till finished in August of 2022, Diane is starting a set of nine small designs that will follow the same formatting as her Farmhouse Christmas set.

    Stitched on 30ct Portobello, (which is closely comparable to 32ct natural linen), the whole thing will measure 13 x 13.

    No border this time... but each individual design will be 63 stitches - around 4 inches. 18 Skeins of Classic Colorworks flosses required... we'll be starting an auto ship for it all! Enjoy her teaser/promo pic!

    Oh! from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
    Oh!
    from Shakespeare's Peddler
    *There's no place like home for the Holidays* New from Shakespeare's Peddler, just a fun thing to stitch and hang in the family room. Of course, this is in anticipation of family coming... lets re-visit when they're gone and you are finding socks, phone chargers, mystery food in the frig, and plastic dinosaurs in the end table drawers! All that proves this verse is right!

    Stitched on anything neutral tan/brown you like, Theresa has used Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses but included DMC conversions. On 36ct, this lovely reminder will finish approx 6 x 9.


    Joyeux Noel #2016 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Deer With Mushrooms #2109 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Row of Gnomes #2110 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Row of Snowmen #1717 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Gingerbread Village #2018 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The'
    Charming Winter and Christmas Scenes from Une Croix, le temps d' un The'
    These are lovely designs charted for DMC floss and stitched on any neutral fabric color and count you choose! Truthfully, they are a challenge to describe to you because some literally have no title, and everything in the instructions EXCEPT the DMC numbers are in a foreign language! (We don't really NEED to read anything in the charts - the symbols and DMC colors are the same everywhere, it's just a little un-nerving!) Each design has single stitches scattered in the background to resemble snowflakes... you probably cannot see those in the pics, but it adds a pretty effect. Very understated... this designer has a couple of other VERY FAVORITE designs, so click the pic to see those too.
    • Joyeux Noel #2016 features a doe with her two fawns tucked between some woodland springs. Stitch count is 129 x 139 - 8 x 8-is on 32ct.
    • Deer With Mushrooms #2109 is my favorite. There is a rabbit in here, the spotted mushrooms, an acorn and fat pumpkin, along with the silent deer and lacey evergreens in the background.
    • Row of Gnomes #2110 - Darling! Five little guys all lined up - the left one looks like he's a pine cone. Different hats, cute poses, this one measures 127 x 70, and is done in the classic gnome colors of red, white and gray.
    • Row of Snowmen #1717 - A Mom, Dad and Baby - Mom is wearing a snowdress! Frosty blue packages, and super-spindly tree.
    • Gingerbread Village #2018 - Two gingerbready houses - the brick trim looks like peppermint. There is a gingerbread merrry-go-round, but the best part are those green snow-frosted trees in the background.

    Fleece on Earth from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Catty-Cane from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Gathering Snowflakes from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more
    Fleece on Earth, Catty Cane, and Gathering Snowflakes from Luminous Fiberarts
    Luminous has three new designs that we like... all three are presented as beautifully done charts with fantastic, clear pictures on their cover.
    • Fleece on Earth measures 62 x 62 in stitch count, so it'd make a perfect pin cushion for a knitter or someone who tends sheep! Cute as can be, it's charted for DMCs and a few hand-dyeds.
    • Catty-Cane is for a kitty cat lover. It measures 70 x 70 - and coded for DMC and hand-dyeds. This one would be cute with fuzzy thread for the scarf and hat trim, or metallics in the candy cane.
    • Gathering Snowflakes - This is another of Misty's monochromatic seasonal pieces - it companions several others she has so far. Choose ONE hand-dyed color of your choice and stitch away. Count on his one is 76 x 76... so 4-ish inches on 36ct.

    Christmas Cups from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more
    Christmas Cups
    from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
    This is a fun chart that offers nine different teapots. (It works out to $2 per pot!) They've translated the word to CUPS, but we know they are cute whatever you call them! Coded for DMC floss, between the nine, there are 43 shades in them, and each pot measures approx 50 to 70 in stitch count.

    The whole medley measures 234 x 225. I like them all together, but I'm thinking just working up one of your favorites might save on stitching time... and just one perched on the kitchen counter might be all you need!

    Merry Christmas by Pine Berry Lane
    Merry Christmas
    from Pine Berry Lane
    White angels and white florals, this is stitched on a brown color fabric using 5 shades of Weeks hand-dyed floss and 4 colors of DMC. I would never have guessed 9 colors in this... but Peach Fuzz, Charcoal, Oscar, Whiskey and Cognac join the DMCs of 739, 822, 3022 and 3023. The featured trim is Lady Dot's Vanilla Chenille Trim, and we have wools and velveteens for backings as well.

    Wendy has given you a tree template in the pattern to cut out a bit of felt or other backing to cover your stuffing slit! A soft, pretty and petite piece, this measures 90 x 90 in stitch count - so 5 x 5 on 36ct.

    Our Ink Circles Rabbits basket at the shop - click to see more Rabbits, Rabbits and More Rabbits for October, November and December from Ink Circles - click to see more
    Rabbits, Rabbits and More Rabbits for October, November and December from Ink Circles
    Ink Circles has finished her series of 12 small monthly rabbit pin cushions... our last three charts have arrived. A super-cute set, each design has a tiny rabbit in it, but then Tracy has turned her design 3 more ways to make geometric out of it. Your eye might not SEE rabbits right away... but then you notice something like carrots or something... and you figure it out.

    Presented as single charts, you can choose just a few or get 'em all. Lady Dot Creates has made finishing materials supply packs for these, complete with backing Osnaburg, the hand-dyed trims to match the threads, ribbons and a charm or two. This is truly an enchanting set of little rabbits!

    Best Day Snapper Spring from Bent Creek - click for more Best Day Snapper Winter from Bent Creek - click for more Best Day Snapper Verse from Bent Creek - click for more Best Day Snapper Summer from Bent Creek - click for more Best Day Snapper Autumn from Bent Creek - click for more
    Best Day Snapper - All 5 designs combined from Bent Creek - click for more The Best Day Snappers
    from Bent Creek
    The Bent Creek girls have created 4 small scenes for the seasons and added a sentiment: "Write it on your heart that Every Day is the best day of the year."Each of the 5 seasonal panels feature a cool subtle patterned background that adds a lot to the overall effect.

    The Spring Chicken has a checkerboard, Winter Snowman features diamonds, the verse has wisps of wind, Summer has horizontal lines stitched in graduating colors to simulate a sizzling sun and Autumn has blowing leaves all around that cute owl.
    Small designs, each is approx 3 x 5... so stitched together, this will be about 15 x 5. Presented in 5 individual small charts.

    The Narwhal Globe Kit by Bent Creek -- click to see more
    The Narwhal Globe Kit
    from Bent Creek
    Bent Creek's 21st annual snowglobe design is here... a little different from past years... but it does feature ice, water and snow! We googled Narwhals to find out that they are called the 'Unicorns of the sea.'

    Presented in their complete kit format of 18ct linen with #5 Pearl Cottons, this finishes the same size as its 20 companions at 5 x 5.


    Last Call!
    We have several limited-in-print magazines that will not last much longer!

    All of these will sell out and not be reprinted so last call!

    Look these over, along with lots of others, on our Book page!


    St Nikolas by Jennie Lane - click to see more Autumn Harvest by Jennie Lane - click to see more New Designs By Jennie Lane
    *Hand made stitch works by Jennie Lane* is the colorful designer name logo on these two new designs... and they are delightful!
    • Autumn Harvest is a stack of pumpkins that finishes approx 4 x 4 on 40ct Weeks Parchment hand-dyed linen. Stitched with Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed flosses, they feature some specialty stitches - Smyrna Crosses and Satins - for a lot of extra texture and fun. Just a little unexpected and a nice touch. Presented in a full color 6 x 9 chart.
    • St Nikolas is darling! He's stitched on 36ct Summer Khaki linen with an assortment of hand-dyed threads. Smyrna Crosses and Satin stitches all over in here, that glorious beard is all French Knots! BUTTTTTTT.... she tells you that you CAN do crosses if you want. (or Colonial Knots, or Rice, or whatever... this is a fun place to add something fun.) Beautifully presented in a nice large full color chart, even the regular-sized leaflet itself is a treat to hold! St Nikolas finishes 5 x 8... a must have!

    Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
    New Mini-Sticks Kits from Mill Hill
    The new 18ct perforated paper is featured in this set of colorful love note Valentines by artist 'Sticks.' Mill Hill has converted her artwork into cross stitch - presenting them as their signature small bead and paper kits.

    Each kit contains two designs - stitch them individually or mount them back to back... you get a charming design on one side, and a love message on the other! (A really good bargain because you get TWO designs in here for the $9!) Complete kits contain the charts, 18ct perf paper, Mill Hill glass beads, DMC flosses and needles. Cheerful and Colorful!

    The Snow Ball from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Cup of Christmas Cheer from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more A Winter's Day Visit from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Bells of Christmas from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Red Bird Sampler from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    New Arrivals from With Thy Needle & Thread
    Brenda Gervais has been busy - everything has now arrived!
    • The Snow Ball - Such a charming set of snowmen... here's another leaflet to coordinate with Jack '0 Lantern and Jelly Bean Jubilee! 7 different designs in the booklet, the cover shows 5, while the inside includes a snowglobe design and a little blue cookie house. All are pin-cushion-sized, and will look awesome nestled in a pretty bowl. You'll need a fat quarter of whatever fabric you use to stitch the set. Coded for DMC floss, they are all embellished with a smattering of 'Sprinkles Buttons' by Just Another Button Company. (The White Wedding pack of Sprinkles contains 35+ assorted shapes of micro buttons that you'll love!)
    • Cup of Christmas Cheer - Isn't this one fun? A big 'ol Santa mug of peppermint and cocoa! Stitched on 36ct, it finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5. You'll need a fluffy pom-pom for his hat!
    • A Winter's Day Visit - Here's a plump little guy... he measures 71 x 110 - and he finishes approx 4 x 6 on 36ct. DMC flosses and a smattering of hand-dyeds, Brenda has him finished into a cute little stubby-shaped stocking hang-up. Find three little buttons in your stash, or stitch some on there... (No coal please, because this little guy is being good for Santa!)
    • Bells of Christmas - Peace on Earth, Good Will to men... a pair of primitives that have been finished into 3 x 5 bell-shaped cushions... the cover models are shown on 40ct. Stitched with DMC and a mixture of hand-dyed cottons.
    • Red Bird Sampler - A reproduction piece, this measures a petite 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 36ct linen and is worked with both DMC and hand-dyed cottons. The predominant colors are 817 red and Weeks Sea Foam.
    XS220 Fabulous Monsters #3 from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS 231 Santa and Reindeer Ornaments from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS 232 Snowman and House Ornaments from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS 301 Plump Snowmen from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS 302 Oh What a Sight from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Lots of New Designs from Teresa Kogut!!!
    • XS220 Fabulous Monsters #3 - Two new monsters are joining the pack. Creepin Jack has a stitch count of 44 x 70 and Crabby and Cookey is 130 x 70. They are stitched on 32 count Murky. They're just fun!
    • XS 231 Santa and Reindeer Ornaments - These holiday ornaments are full coverage so you can pick any fabric and any count. Stitch count for each is 39 x 82.
    • XS 232 Snowman and House Ornaments - Another new set or holiday ornaments. Full coverage so any fabric and any count will be perfect. Stitch count for each is 39 x 82.
    • XS 301 Plump Snowmen - Snowmen and foxes playing in the snow as they wait for Santa...how delightful! Make into a pillow for your holiday dough bowl. Stitch count is 145 x 94.
    • XS 302 Oh What a Sight - Santa and his reindeer have their sleight loaded with gifts. Do you think they will stop at your house? Stitch count is 141 X 94.
    Wee One: A Very Merry Christmas from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Tiny Town from Heart in Hand - click for more
    Heart in Hand's Christmas Tiny Town and A Very Merry Christmas are on the Way!
    • Christmas Tiny Town - Cecilia says: "Giant candy canes and holiday pennant banners hanging in the village square. Sparkling Christmas trees gleaming in the windows, lights aglow. Wreaths offering welcome. All JOY below.
      This is the second design in the Tiny Town series, offering an idyllic scene perfect for holiday stitching." 176w x 30h on 32ct linen; stitched w Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works threads.
    • Wee One: A Very Merry Christmas - Per Cecilia: "Classic Christmas colors and traditional holiday images bring this quick to stitch ornament to life. The sentiment is simple but heartfelt. The design includes images of an ornament, a stocking, trees, and most important of all, HOME."
      Stitch count: 51w x 43h on 32 count linen, using Classic Colorworks threads.

    Woodland Dreams from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Witchy Dreams from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Trick or Treat from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
    Woodland Dreams, Witchy Dreams and Trick or Treat... More Dreaming Girls from Barbara-Ana Designs
    • Woodland Dreams - Another fun whimsical pic... our girl has mushrooms growing out of her head! She's a little 'out-there.' One of the shop gals insists that those are horns holding up the village and trees... I don't think we're supposed to over-think this series - just smile at it! That gorgeous Azure Blue fabric against the Autumnal DMC colors is just so striking! Our fabric is on the way!
    • Witchy Dreams - This one is wearing a tiny skull necklace, there's a kitty in a graveyard up on her hat, as well a tiny bubbling cauldron... I guess she's got lots on her mind!
    • Trick or Treat - Only 4 x 5-1/2 I don't know what makes this so cute, but everybody is drawn to it! The speckled fabric is neat... the DMC colors are pretty, just a fun little piece!


    Foldi-Go Light from Daylight - click to see more Foldi-Go Light from Daylight - click to see more Foldi-Go Light from Daylight - click to see more
    The Foldi-Go Light from Daylight Company
    Wow, this is the coolest little light! It weighs less than 2 pounds - including its little hard-sided carrying case! Rechargeable, it has 8 hours of battery time - with a battery level indicator. It extends, bends, rotates, has 4 levels of LED 6000K brightness, and will work for a million different tasks!

    A perfect little light to travel with, every time we unwrap one to display in the shop - we sell it in a jiff! SO compact and lightweight!

    Stars on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Owls on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Toads on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Acorns on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Spiders on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
    The Pumpkins of Rosewood Manor!
    Treats, Bats and Acorns from Rosewood Manor - click for more Karen Kluba is working on a set of ultra-colorful pumpkins... she has11 so far... and we've presented 5 of them here! (Click through to see the rest!) Owls, Spiders, Acorns and Toads, Bats, Candy and even Mr and Mrs, the set is delightful. Funky shaped pumpkins 4 to 5 inches each - no two are alike. You have to LOOK into the designs to find those bats and toads, but they are all in there and fun to find.

    Coded for DMC floss, you could add some beads or metallics from your stash if you want. Some of the charts come with buttons or charms, but not all of them. Offered in small chart format, all of them are stitched on Picture this Plus's 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen - which is a gorgeous aqua/teal/blue-gray color. THE PERFECT contrast to the bright colors, we have models in the shop and they just POP on that gorgeous fabric. (You'll be able to get 6 pumpkins out of a fat quarter...and we also have Dawn, Echo and Nocturne as awesome alternatives.)
    Christmas Delivery from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more

    Christmas Delivery
    from Cottage Garden Samplings
    Boy, this sleigh is so full, I'm not reindeer can fly with it! Santa is doing some fancy footwork to get his deliveries done... this is stitched on Picture This Plus's Alchemy hand-dyed linen. A yummy gray color... the chart is coded for regular DMC floss, and will finish about 8 x 12 on 32ct.

    This might be a fun design to add some gold metallic into, or some beads, black metallics for boots, Simply Wool for fur or bear... see what you have hiding in your stash!
    Silk Gauze Swatch Sampling Set Silk Gauze Swatch Sampling Set
    This is a glorious set of *10 different sizes* of silk gauze. You get 6 x 6 cuts each of size 40, 48, 56, 60, 68, 72, 82, 90 and 120 COUNT! Absolutely amazing that some of you can actually WORK on this... the cuts are huge in the silk gauze world. We could see the 68... but, wow, those smaller weaves are a challenge!

    Perfect for samplers and doll house projects, we are thrilled to be able to offer this packet! Each packet comes with three properly-sized and labeled needles for the different counts of gauze, so you'll know what sizes to stock up on for future stitching projects.

    Santa Baby by Sew Emma - click to see more Santa Baby by Sew Emma - click to see more Santa Baby
    from Sew Emma
    Isn't he the jolliest guy? Stitch this retro Santa on anything darker than white material - so his beard shows up - OR do him ON white and don't STITCH any of the white!

    The subtle gray curves gives his whole face and beard its shape... such a fun design. Measuring 91 x 91 in stitch count - he finishes approx 6 inches square on 14ct. The chart includes information about the frame and fabrics used in the finishing.
    New Curly Girl Designs October 2021 - click for more
    New Curly Girl Designs
    Four new designs have come our way by the artist - Curly Girl - charted into Cross Stitch by the Mill Hill people. Presented as full kits of 28ct linen, each includes DMC floss and Mill Hill glass seed beads to accent. Each finishes apprix 6-1/2 inches square and fit in the Mill Hill wooden frames available by special order.
    • Made Of - It's the things that we are made for that give us the best opportunities to find out what we are made of.
    • Dog is a Small Word - Dog is such a very small word for something that takes up so much room in your heart.
    • Stitched Together --We are each a remarkable thing stitched entirely together by all we have survived.
    • A Child is Born - For Unto Us... a Child is born! This one features the new Glow-in-the-Dark beads!
    Miniature Sampler Pin Drums from Olde Colonial -- click to see more Waiting for Santa Sampler Pin Drum Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more
    Miniature Sampler Pin Drums from Olde Colonial Designs
    Oh my gosh, these are the CUTEST little cushions! Designed by Olde Colonial's Kelly, each is stitched on one-inch wide 26ct German linen banding. The cut of band in the kit in only 6 inches long... so when rolled, your tiny drum is only that 1-inch high by approx 1-1/2 inches wide. You are stitching with one thread of floss over one thread on the band... so each design is full of tiny details. We have three different designs so far... more are in the works... but get these stitched first!

    Smelling the Daisies has bunnies in their flower garden.
    Waiting for Santa has tiny evergreens and reindeer on it.
    Grazing in the Grass has sheep and a little cow amidst the summer flags.
    Presented as kits of the chart, banding, Skirtex and interfacings, topper and bottom wool felts and boards, and warm and natural for puffy... Pam has great photos in here of her finishing process. All you need to add are the bits (and I mean BITS) of floss. Just the sweetest little things... you can see my hand in the pic to gauge their charming size!

    Colorful Dessert Scissors - click to see more

    Colorful Dessert Scissors
    These look good enough to eat - but don't DO that! We have three new pair of decorated 3-1/2 embroidery scissors - with matching 'pleather' sheaths.

    Choose between cupcakes, ice cream cones or jelly beans. Each scissor has the design on the entire scissor - just not the blades, and the sheaths match.
    Glow In The Dark Mill Hill Beads - click for more
    Coming Our Way: Glow In The Dark Beads from Mill Hill
    Oh how fun... Mill Hill's classic glass seed beads in 6 different colors... due in the shop any day! Each glass bead does have its own color, but all will glow the same eerie luminescent color in the dark. I imagine they will be turning up in designs shortly, as they are a completely new product... but they'll be fun to have NOW!
    The Nativity from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more Gifts from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more Dogmas from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more Catmas from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more
    Fairy Wool in the Wood has New Designs for Christmas
    • The Nativity is charming! Super-simple, it includes all it needs to! Coded for15 shades of DMC floss, it finishes a little less than 6 x 6 on 14ct. No backstitching or anything like that, the chart does come with three brass star embellishments.
    • Gifts is another little elf that companions her Elf-on-the-shelf Pattern. Coded for 11 shades of DMC, it finishes approx 4 x 7 on 32ct. The chart includes 2 brass bells and a tiny scissor charm.
    • Dogmas & Catmas - The little kitty is playing in the box of tree lights, while the dog is perched on his little bed with his favorite bone. A pair of ornament designs, presented separately, they use DMC and finish about 4 x 7 on 32ct. Kind of large for ornaments - they'd be cute hanging from a doorknob too. Each comes with two bells - kitty has a love hart, and dog has a little name tag.
    Lots of New Mini Needle Cases and Matching Fobs from the Fern Ridge Ladies - click to see more Wooden Scissor Tray from the Fern Ridge Ladies - click to see more
    By the Light, Summoning, Buttons and Black Lace, Under The Sea, Family Fourth
    from Fern Ridge Collections
    Pat and Peggy have been super-creative these past few months dreaming up all sorts of cute new cases and Peyote Beaded Scissor Fobs! They are all due in the shop this week, and until i can get my hands on the actual kits - I cannot tell you fabrics and colors... so will fill in that info ASAP! The stitched cases are all completely kitted - finish about 3 x 6 and then fold. The completely kitted beaded fobs (which take between 3 and 4 hours to complete) are generally an inch and half log, BEFORE all that lavish beaded fringe they love to add. The kits are stuffed full of cool stuff... and they are including pretty good inside pics for your finishing info. All fobs are $37, all cases run $36.
    • Family Fourth - Looks like a schoolhouse - I think the green beads on the fob are sculpted flower shapes!
    • By the Light has crows and pumpkins - lots of delicious black and orange beads.
    • Under the Sea - These two always find the CUTEST seaside-themed charms and use the prettiest aqua blue fabrics on their mermaid projects... look at those mermaid charms and that star fish!
    • Buttons and Black Lace is a little more subdued... really pretty metal and pearl buttons to add a silver hue to the classy black and white.
    • Summoning is the back of a little witch working on her spell! The artwork on the outside of the case is the same as the beaded fob... cute charms too!
    • Then, the Wooden Scissor Tray! Wow, is this cool! The Girls have commissioned wooden storage trays to display your scissors with all your gorgeous finished fobs attached - and then remembered to add storage for the matching stitched cases! Measuring about 2-1/2 inches high and about 4 x 7 in size, you have 12 holes here to hold scissors, and room for about 6 cases inside! You COULD use this tray for other scissor fobs and little cases and cushions as well... we won't tell! Really a neat storage piece - it really shows off all your hard work, and lets you enjoy all those stunning beads!
    Mill Hill's Beaded Holiday 2021 Gingerbread Kits - click for more
    Mill Hill's Beaded Holiday 2021 Gingerbread Kits!
    Ohhh... a new set of small ornament-sized designs is on the way to us... due in the shop any minute! A set of 6 gingerbread people and cottages along with a stocking and tree pair, these are worked on 14ct brown perforated paper with DMC floss and Mill Hill Beads.

    You probably know the drill for these - cute, small, complete little kits - they look awesome on your Christmas Tree and are really fun to stitch!
    Harry Potter Scissors - click to see more Star Wars & Frozen II Scissors - click to see more
    Harry Potter, Star Wars & Frozen II Scissors!
    Wow... something fun through our doors this week! Licensed by all the right people... (Disney, WBEI and LFL) we are excited to offer these fun 6-inch scissors in protective 'pleather' decorated sheaths! Each pair measures 6 inches in overall length, and their companion (plasticy-leathery) sheaths measure 5 inches. Tips are not super pointy, and I wouldn't use these to cut fabrics... but the blades are sharp and they work great on paper and threads.

    We think Santa needs to bring these for ANYBODY who loves Star Wars, Harry Potter or Frozen. (They'd make great stocking stuffers). Each style's decorations are enameled on the handles, and they look really nice. We think because of the 6-inch size they'd be good for anyone in 5th or 6th grade and older - definitely not for little-little kids. I tried to shoot pics of them with both front and back sheath decorations showing... we just think they're pretty cool around here!

    We Are the Sampler Makers from Scarlett House - click for more Isabella Jackson 1829 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Isabella Jackson 1829 and We Are the Sampler Makers from The Scarlett House
    Tanya from Scarlett House has two new patterns on the way to us!
    • Isabella Jackson 1829 is gorgeous! It measures 202 x 217 - so 10 x 11 on 40ct... she's using a medium hand-dyed shade - Week's Cocoa is one of the suggestions. *When conscience pleads turn not away tis heaven that speaks and points the way.* A good lesson for life from 15 yr old Isabella!
    • We Are the Sampler Makers - A fun piece for a fellow needle artist, this measures 167 x 106 - the model is on 36 but you can choose anything you like to work on! Weeks hand-dyed flosses are called for on the chart.

    New Samplers by Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company are on the way to us!

    Tall Ships by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Dwelling Place Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view!
    • Dwelling Place measures 204 x 205 in stitch count. It features a relaxed and winding floral border that surrounds the grandest of houses! Can you see 2021 stitched in Roman Numerals up on the roof? Kind of looks like a widow's walk!
    • Tall Ships measures 287 x 287. It's full of tiny motifs, a little village, a church, cool ships and even a mermaid. The verse reads: I must go down to the sea again. To the lovely sea and sky, and all I ask if a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
    Both are presented as charts. They look good on just about anything you choose... we have some of hers stitched on 28ct Lugana over one - with a half cross - and they are stunning. Buttttt... you choose what you like best to work with - they are coded for DMC floss.
    Jim Shore JS2014-2016 Santa Set - click for more
    Presenting Jim Shore's 2021 Annual Santas and Snowmen!
    Always super fun to stitch... Mill Hill is bringing us this year's 6 cute Santa and Snowmen by artist Jim Shore. Finishing about 3 x 4, each is stitched on 14ct perforated paper with lots of flosses and just a few glass beads. Cute faces, pretty colors and shading on the snowmen, they really look nice on your Christmas tree!

    The Mandala Quartet Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more    The Antique Keys Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    New from Mill Hill!
    Pretty Mandala Quartet and the new Antique Keys Trilogy Designs will be ready to ship right after July 4th! The frames shown on the packages are available by special order from us.
    • The Mandala Quartet set of 4 designs celebrates the 4 seasons. Spring celebrates the birth and awakening of all living things. Summer is to help everything grow... Fall shows the beauty of the falling leaves and the harvest season, and Winter celebrates Christmas! Each design measures 5 x 5, and is stitched on 16ct Aida. Complete kits contain the charts, flosses, beads, fabric and needles.
    • The Antique Keys Trilogy also celebrates the seasons - but since it's a TRILOGY, they did ONLY THREE of the seasons (not summer! I assume there will never be a summer design for this series.) Gorgeous, elaborate keys dressed with florals... they might be pretty in your entry way! Each finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5 inches on 14ct perforated paper.


    Sugared Gumdrops back from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Sugared Gumdrops front from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Blackberry Lane's Sugared Gumdrops Gingerbread House is here!
    Sugared Gumdrops - Marie Driskill's charming companion to Peppermint Candy Cottage is HERE! Sugared Gumdrops is an intricate stitched house full of color, and even some over-one design details. Worked on Picture This Plus's 32ct hand-dyed Gingerbread linen - with 'just' 43 (!) different shades of DMC floss, the cottage finishes approx 4 by 4-3/4. Marie has added over-one details inside the windows - Santa and Mrs are in there, you can see the tree... and on the back of the house the little elf that is steering the sled is done over one as well! Absolutely enchanting!

    The chart comes with some really cool sugared gumdrop beads for your ornament hanger, and there is a separate button packet available that includes the nine gumdrop embellishments featured. Just stunning - offered as a chart.

    Presenting The 2021 Annual Charmed Santas from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2021 Charmed Ornaments from Mill Hill - click for more

    Mill Hill's 2021 Annual Charmed Santas (The 23rd Annual Set!) and Charmed Ornaments
    More fun beaded and stitched ornaments for your tree this year... we've noticed that Mill Hill isn't using a lot of beads this year... we think COVID and supply are the issue! So... GET OUT your stash of old finished kits - seems nobody can toss those little leftover bags of extra beads - and rescue these with more beads!
    • Christmas Day Santas - This year we get Santa all throughout Christmas Day! "Morning, Giving, and Memories" - He's having morning breakfast in his jammies - wearing his bunny slippers! Coffee and Candy Cane in hand too! He's ready for gift giving in his knitted sweater, and finally serving turkey dinner and the end of the day. (The dog looks a little more excited about THIS meal than he was about breakfast!) Presented as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper with all the necessary beads and flosses, each Santa finishes about 3-1/2 to 4 inches tall. These little guys are the 23rd year... so now there are 69 Santas from all different countries doing all sorts of sports and hobbies all through the year!
    • 2021 Snow Fun Charmed Ornaments - This year's set of 6 snowmen are Wishing, Trimming, Skating, Tumbling, Cooking and Giving... all stitched in floss and beads on 14ct perforated paper. Each is garnished with a Mill Hill charm or treasure... and would probably welcome a few more beads from that old stash of yours! They finish about 3 inches in size, just cute and fun!

    Presenting The 2021 Mill Hill Winter Series Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    The 2021 Winter Holiday Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
    Christmas is Coming - According to Mill Hill! Our 2021 Annual Christmas Kits are here!
    The Winter Series of the larger 5 x 5 designs offers a stuffed cookie jar - full of yummy baked treats; a bear with a exploding head (The Holidays can do that to you sometimes!); Santa totally wiped out on his couch on Christmas Night - I love the Big Dipper in the sky! Next is a winter bike scene - it's a challenge to ride a bike in the ice and snow... but it's does present a pretty picture! Christmas Break features a fun window scene, and Cafe Grande is the latest in their charming Christmas Village set of houses, businesses, and churches. We carry that entire line of Village kits... I think there are 2 dozen in the Christmas series, and a dozen each in the Spring and Fall Villages - and we have 'em all! These kits all include the chart, needles, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and a MH button, and they are all worked on 14ct perforated paper. Use the paper for our little sled ornaments if you want, and do these on 14 or 28ct fabric as an option.

    The Smaller Winter Holiday Collection continues Mill Hill's hundreds and hundreds of 3 x 3 ornament designs. The kits come with a magnet backing so you can stick them on a filing cabinet or the fridge... but most cut these out around the edges and use them as Christmas tree Ornaments. Cute as can be, this year we have a rocking reindeer, a pretty snail-mail Christmas Card, a swirly tree, a puppy mailing his letter to Santa, a puppy paw - you might want to attach your doggie's pic to the back of this one... make it a momento, and a perky little fox. Each of these comes with the chart, paper, beads, a glass Treasure embellishment, the magnet backer, and DMC floss. Lots of fun to keep you stitching!

    Red White & Bloom from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Presenting Red White & Bloom from With Thy Needle & thread
    Brenda Gervais has released info about her next set of *seasonal smalls* - they companion Love Notes and Jelly Bean jubilee. Red White and Bloom includes a Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, busy little bumbler bees, cheery sunflowers and even a family of eagles. All the designs are small, but Brenda promises that they'll make a big statement when you display them together in a tray or basket. (She says it is delightfully fun to find little trinkets and decorations to include with the cushions because it really makes your stitching POP!)

    All garden-y in theme, Lady Liberty has sunflowers as tall as she is, Sam is fashioned to look like a garden Whirli-gig, and his hat is even a planter. A bunting-draped watering can is home to a another sunflower, and the Mom and Dad eagles are perched and waiting for a festive party! Lots of the same colors of flosses are called for in both patterns, so no need to buy more thread. (Onyx, Pea Coat, Red Rocks, Grits, Oscar, Pamlico, Blue Suede, Grecian Gold, 611, 712, 3771 and 3778.

    Happy Birthday America! from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Happy Birthday America! from With Thy Needle & thread
    Brenda Gervais is previewing another little chart design - a miniature stitched birthday cake to America - featuring a very festive eagle! (But... you could finish this as a small pin cushion as well.) Measuring just 3-1/2 inches round on 36ct linen, it is stitched with bits of DMC floss and hand-dyeds of Grits, Palomino, Loden, Pea Coat, Red Rocks, Blue Suede and Grecian Gold.

    Brenda is supplying her alphabet-printed linen you see on the drum sides in the chart. The featured trim is by Lady Dot - Vintage Mini Pom, which is available separately. The chart gives sources for the 2 x 4 cardboard 'cake box' form, and the candle-stick wooden 'cake plate' base. Brenda says her finishing instructions will give you a 'prefectly-shaped cake with no wonky bumps or lumps... super easy, and no sewing machine required!'
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