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***Lizzie Kate Announces Her Retirement!***

It is with mixed emotions at our end that I have this news to share. Linda and Alan Ebright of Lizzie*Kate have announced their retirement. The LK Offices will close permanently, March 31st, 2018.

We LOVE everything about Lizzie*Kate. Linda and Alan are very special people to us, we treasure their friendship and wish them years and years of wonderful life ahead.
Read the Last-Chance ordering details... and a letter from Linda...

#167 To All A Good Night Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #79 Christmas Village Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Two *New-Past- Favorites* from The Prairie Schooler
  • #79 Christmas Village - Originally published in 1999, the whole thing measures approx 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 on 36ct. Let your eye divide this up -- the upper left house with woods, another section is the upper right corner of just two houses and the reindeer. The bottom row of three houses is fine by itself, and any of the houses are neat with just one horse and sled. Look at it with smaller goals in mind of you don't want the entire design!
  • #167 To All A Good Night - This one is quite new -- 2010! Lots of smaller motifs in this to make ornaments!

Three Chairs from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Three Chairs
from Kathy Barrick
Inspired by a quote from Henry David Thoreau. *I had three chairs in my house, one for solitude, two for friendship and three for society.* I can see this hanging on the wall behind the kitchen chairs!

Kathy Barrick's newest design, presented in chart format, this measures 7-1/2 x 8 on 32ct, and is stitched with regular DMC.

Royal Games II from Mirabilia -- click to see a more Royal Games I from Mirabilia -- click to see a more The Royal Games
from Mirabilia
The Girls have shown up for a evening of elegance and cards! Miribilia has two new charts -- Royal Games I and II. Just lovely... choose your ladies in their spectacular dress.

Presented as charts, each pair finishes approx 8 x 12 on 32ct white, is stitched with DMC floss, and garnished with bits of #4 metallic braid and some glass seed beads.*Off with their heads!... Let them eat cake... Bow Down!... Kiss the Ring!*

Ewe Are My Sunshine from Val's Stuff
Ewe Are My Sunshine from Val's Stuff
You might have to give this little Valentine NEXT year because we've almost missed Valentine's Day for this year!

Another of Val's Stuff's cute paper designs... this one finishes approx 3 x 4, is stitched with DMC from your stash, but the chart comes with hand-made clay button eyes, a heart button and polka dot ribbon for the decorative bow, the 14ct brown perforated paper and cranberry-colored backing felt. Cute and colorful!

The Wishing Tree from Long Dog Samplers - click for more
The Wishing Tree from Long Dog Samplers
Oh this is a pretty sampler by Long Dog Samplers! *Close your eyes, now make a wish.* Charted for Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it has a stitch count of 152 x 225, so will finish approx 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches on 18/36ct. Very specific thread usage is provided, so you will know exactly how much thread to have on hand to finish this!

Such a stunning border and neat, busy motifs all through this... the pattern reminds you that you have to close your eyes when you make a wish, otherwise it will not come true. Also noted... a Long Dog Fairy will be on duty 24/7 to grant your wishes. If nothing has happened within 35 years, please contact Jools!  It says so on the pattern!!! Super clear chart and yummy hand-dyed colors!

Primavera in Provenza by Sara Guermani - click for more Estate in Toscana by Sara Guermani - click for more Estate in Toscana (Summer in Tuscany) & Primavera in Provenza (Spring in the Provence) from Sara Guermani
Spring and Summer in the countryside! Sara Guermani has two charming village scenes that are full of houses, flowers, farm animals, quilts on the line, and small scenes scattered everywhere. Measuring 280 x 263 in size, these finish approx 20 inches square on 28ct, or 15-1/2 inches square on 36ct.

Coded for DMC floss, ESTATE uses 62 different shades, while Primavera uses only 40!Super fun to look at, you'll keep noticing details everywhere, which makes them even more fun to stitch. Each chart comes with a wooden button embellishment that has been hand painted. Geese in Estate, and sheep in Primavera.

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

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

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

Welcome to the Forest from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Welcome to the Forest from Country Cottage Needleworks
Country Cottage Needleworks is announcing her next series of designs -- *Welcome to the Forest.*
7 Designs, releasing once a month for the next 7 months, the first design -- Forest Banner -- is larger than the rest and has a stitch count of 121 x 67. Each of the following designs has a stitch count of 59 x 67.

There will also be a freebie border pattern available on the CC website as soon as this is released. If the entire series is stitched together with the border, it has a stitch count of 135 x 295. Choose any fabric you like, Nikki used 32ct Lambswool Linen. All the designs follow the same color scheme -- both DMC (12 shades from your stash) and Classic Colorworks. Design #1 releases the end of March 2018... and we'll offer an auto-ship on this set.

Options include charts only, charts and threads, and/or fabric of your choice. If you want to do all the parts singly, we'll be sending your big cut of fabric with your first shipment rather than trying to match dye lots each month, and not doing a good job of it! Thread Set of CC Hand-dyeds: Snowball - 3, Jolly Holly - 3, Hazelnut -2, Really Teally - 2 and Blushing Beauty 1.

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

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

Mademoiselle Autuomne & Halloween Mouses from Madame Chantilly
Mademoiselle Autuomne By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly We have two new designs by Madame Chantilly... and you have plenty of time to get them stitched before their seasons arrive!!!
  • Mademoiselle Autuomne is painting the Autumn leaves -- her little squirrel friend is holding them for her, and the birds in the trees are hanging them on the lines to dry! What a pretty piece to showcase different colors of your hand-dyed flosses from your stash!!! Measuring 209 x 91 stitches -- this finishes approx 5 x 12 on anything 36/18 ct. Rosanna doesn't suggest any particular fabric, so you have options. Coded for DMC... think about shading those leaves with all the pretty hand-dyed flosses you already have!

  • Halloween Mouses from Madame ChantillyHalloween Mouses -- This is CUTE!!!! LOOK at those mice! I believe we have a rat coming from the scary shoe, and another at the very far right... but CHECK OUT the little skeleton and bat mice in the center! I think they're dressed for Trick or Treat! So cute, choose a mangy fabric... this finishes 173 x 70... 9-1/2 x 4 on 36/18ct. Again, just regular DMC... so see what you have in your stash!

White Christmas from Hands On Design - click to see more White Christmas, a New Series from Hands On Design
This is the beginning of a new nine-chart set of ornaments by Hands On! Pretty soft whitewash and pine greens against a warm brown linen... these first three are all about the tree! (Releasing in 3 sets of 3 charts each time) 1 design on each chart, they are worked on Weeks Dye Works Straw Linen and stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses.

You'll be able to stitch all 9 ornaments from a fat quarter of linen -- regardless of the count (30, 32, 35, 36) you choose. Cathy will be offering finishing materials for a short while -- the felt balls and cording. Specify linen count of preference.

Chalk on the Farm -- Fresh Eggs Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more Chalk on the Farm -- Fresh Eggs Farm from Hands On Design
Cathy Haberman and Priscilla Blain are teaming up with a new chalk-art 4-Season series this year! Chalk on the Farm... Fresh Eggs Farm is the first -- the Spring edition of this set. Presented as charts, each will have a main picture with a smaller seasonal sign -- this one says Fresh Eggs. Choose your favorite fabric that is chalkboard colored (we have several different counts available) and Gentle Art Sampler Threads from your stash.

We'll do an auto-ship on these if you want to collect al 4 charts... its an option... but you can always pick them up as we go along this year! Measuring 10 x 7-1/2 on 32ct... the smaller design is 7 x 3. You'll probably want to purchase a 1/2 yard cut of your fabric all at one time for this... so dye lots match. We can help with selections!

Plum Street Samplers Noah's Christmas Ark I - click for more
Plum Street Samplers Announces The Noah's Christmas Ark Ornament Series
This is the first of Paulette's new year-long series. A cute series of animals straight from the Ark!!! 12 Different designs in all (plus the free Noah's Welcome Mat that warns to wipe hooves, paws and feet!), they will release as two (58 x 48) ornaments per chart every other month or so.

Stitch them as individual ornaments or a complete sampler piece; they are coded for Weeks Dye works hand-dyeds and a few DMC flosses. Promises to be a cute set! We'll begin an atuo-ship for charts if you want to collect them all.
Plum Street Samplers A Hundred Ways - click for more

A Hundred Ways from Plum Street Samplers
*I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.*

A Jane Austin quote, Paulette has a charming new chart that might make a neat wedding announcement!

62 x 169 Stitch count, the faces are charted over one thread -- just for fun! Coded for hand-dyeds with conversions to DMC.

Fragments in Time 2018 #2 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018 #1 from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Fragments in Time 2018
from Summer House Stitche Workes
This year's set of 8 small designs celebrates sampler cartouches -- sampler motifs and bits. Just pretty little designs, each measures 51 stitches square -- so less than 3 inches square on 36ct. You can gather the 8 small cards and make 8 individual cushions -- the ones in the pic have been backed and trimmed with Lady Dot's velvet and chenille.

Your other option is to join them all together using Beth's freebie border chart (on her Facebook page... we will send a copy with the first shipment of patterns). It will make a 15 x 8 piece to frame. Pretty Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Ribon Red, Aged Pewter, Toffee, Currant, Mint Julep and Antique Rose... Charts 1 and 2 are here. The others (we offer a quick auto-ship on these) release in pairs -- March, May and July 2018.

Loose Feathers #6 -- Pleasure of the Fleeting Year from Blackbird - click for more
Loose Feathers #6 - Pleasure of the Fleeting Year
from Blackbird Designs
The quiet Winter... awaiting the coming Spring... I think the dark windows in the house make this seem cozy, sleepy and close to dusk. Barb and Alma continue their series of houses and gardens... the main attractions being all the charming and different birds who frequent them!

Small leaflet, stitched on 36ct Picture This Plus hand-dyed Ale linen, this finishes 5 x 5, and calls for Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Auto-ships are on their way... all the rest in this denim/taupe series are still in print... see if there are others you want to get while you can!

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

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

Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss! Click through so you can see the larger version of this chart
35 NEW DMC Flosses... They're Here!!!.
Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss!The 35 new colors are being released in a metal tin. Once you take your threads out of it, it'll make a neat little traveling tin for scissors, threaders and needles!

Inspired by contemporary color trends, supposedly these are going to match lots of our available linens... not much info on that as of now.

These WILL be available OPEN STOCK... this means you can purchase any of these singly if need be.
Presenting 35 new Colors of DMC Floss!(We will add them to the clicky boxes on the DMC page as soon as they have arrived.) The last batch of 'new flosses' came a few years ago in a boxed set and those are STILL not available singly. So... this is a lovely surprise!

Color numbers will begin at 001 and go through 035. We have them all, and are starting to ship!

Paisley Owl from Peacock and Fig - click to see more
Paisley Owl
from Shannon Christine Designs
Paisley Owl I fell in love with this little guy the minute I saw him! Presented in chart format, this finishes approx 7 x 8 on 32ct. It is coded for 16 shades of DMC floss with a bit of black, red and opalescent metallic #4 braid, and some coordinating seed bead accents.

Beautifully charted -- a lot of the backstitching is charted in different colors. Fun, lively colors, pretty motifs... I think it's just charning!!!
Out on a Limb by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Out on a Limb by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
We have a new set of 4 spring-y birds by Artist -- Debbie Mumm. Charted by Mill Hill and garnished with just a few glass beads, these are presented as complete kits. Finishing approx 5 x 5, they are worked on 16ct chocolate brown Aida with DMC floss and those glistening bead accents. Gorgeous, fresh, young and current colors, they are very different from anything else we have... and totally different from any of the other Mill Hill beaded things.

Don't know which one will be your favorite... might want a pair! Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads an needle. The brown frames are available separately.

Be Mine Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Love Ewe Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Happy February from Shepherd's Bush
Tina and Teri have sent a couple of small treats for quick stitching.
Love Ewe & Be Mine Gift Tags... OR... Tiny Sled Beds!

Just like their small Christmas designs, these measure just 1 x 2-ish, and are stitched on 14ct perforated paper. You can simply cut out the design and mount it onto the piece of decorated paper in the kit -- making a little hang-tag OR... you can cut out the design and glue it onto the bed of a miniature Foxwood Crossing's sled ornament! Whatever you want!

BUTTTTT... if these are sleds, change that green grass underneath the little sheep to SNOW! Small kits contain the chart, decorative paper, perforated paper and the flosses. Sleds are available separately.

Filled With Love Box from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
Filled With Love Box
from Shepherd's Bush
Stitched on a bit of 32ct linen... this features a tiny home filled with love! Stitch the top in a jiff, and fill that little 3 x 4 antiqued white resin box with something small and special!

Kit contains the chart, linen, flosses... the flip-top box is offered separately, in case you want to finish this differently.

Presenting a Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Part 2 of A Year of Animal Fun & Frolics from Tiny Modernist - click to see more February
fromTiny Modernist
A pair of giraffes in love! This is the second in her year of Animal Fun & Frolics. It's going to be a cute set of 12 critters... so far we have January and now February.

Free border chart to join them all together is you want, they look charming, and would be fun in a child's bedroom. Offered as small charts, each month's design will finish approx 4 x 4-1/2 on 14/28ct.

Farmhouse Christmas Part One: Little Red Barn from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Farmhouse Christmas Part One: Little Red Barn from Little House Needleworks
Finally here, Little House's newest 9-part Christmas series has begun!!! Little Red Barn is presented as a chart, and measures approx 4 x 4 on 32ct natural. (You can stitch any of the 9 parts individually - you can purchase charts individually as well.) Cute as can be, it has an optional companion Stitch Dot -- just for fun.

The series promises to be fun... Diane has a free border chart on her website already, and we have the titles for the other upcoming 8 designs as well! Choose any medium-shaded fabric -- you want the snow details to show. Details on our Little House and our Auto-Ship pages.

My Favorite Valentine... our January 2018 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more

My Favorite Valentine! Our January 2018 Secret Needle Night Kit THIS MONTH IS SOLD OUT! THANKS!
Oh... 'tis the season for LOVE... and it's OK if it's just a chunk of Swiss Cheese!

Our January Secret Needle design was a little delayed this month... but is finally ready! 18Ct natural linen, fun Velvet, Pearl Cottons and Fuzzy Stuff threads... we added a perf paper beaded paper valentine as well!

Finished approx 3 x 5... complete kit includes the fabric, chart, threads and embellishments. Mona's finishing kit to assemble the Easel is available separately, if you need one.
Visit our SNN page to learn all the details of this popular monthly program!

Comme un Bijou ONE by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Comme un Bijou TWO by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Comme un Bijou THREE by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Comme un Bijou FOUR by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Comme un Bijou Beaded Pin Cushions from Reflets de Soie
We have had this dramatic set of 4 pin cushion designs for a couple of years already... but Isabelle has finally decided to offer each of the 4 designs in the kit separately! So now... you can get the kit which includes all 4, or just choose the few you like best.

Presented as charts with pre-sorted and labeled petite seed beads, you are doing a half-stitch with one strand of white floss, and sewing on a bead instead of an X. No colors of floss... just the beads... fabric has to be 35 or 36ct linen to fit the beads properly. These are just exquisite... we have lots of them stitched in the shop -- frame them, cushion them, sewing case them... you decide! Each of these finishes about 2 x 5 in finished size.

Biscornu de Victoria by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
Biscornu de Victoria
from Reflets de Soie
This one is shown in Biscornu-shaped cushion... it measures 62 stitches square -- so about 4 x 4 when stitched. The background is all metallic gunmetal colored with lovely brilliant pink roses making a splash against that dark background.

Presented as the chart with the luscious pre-sorted and labeled beads... this one won't take too long to do!

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

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

189 Winter Smalls from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Winter Smalls
from Lizzie*Kate
Lizzie Kate has released her third Seasonal Smalls - Winter. (We have Summer and Autumn, Spring is due out later this year!) A set of 4 pin cushions, stitch them on anything you like.

Coded for DMC or Weeks hand-dyed flosses, these feature Lady Dot trims, which we also carry. We like that little sheepy with his striped stocking cap!
B59 The Things We Love Boxer from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
The Things That We Love
from Lizzie*Kate
Lizzie Kate's newest Inspirational Boxer, this is a quote by St Thomas Aquinas. Charted for weeks hand-dyed or DMC flosses it finishes approx 3 x 7 on the included cut of 32ct Lambswool Linen.

The bonus cushion reads: Think, Believe, Dream, Dare. Cute Lizzie Kate personality!

Frosty Winter Mouse in a House from Just Nan
Announcing Just Nan's Frosty Winter Mouse in a House!
Due in the Shop February 1st!
Oh my gosh, this is so CUTE!!! Nan has just released details for her final Mouse-in-a-House series. (Spring, Summer and Christmas are sold out... we have only a few Autumn remaining!)

Stitched on 32ct Stone Gray linen, each side of the little house is decorated with stitch details... and Little Frosty Mouse lives inside! Frosty is stitched on 32ct White Opalescent Linen... and he has a CARROT snowman nose! Presented as the chart, Winter House comes with embellishments. Those include the 12-page stitch guide, 24 inches of ribbon, white felt, chipboard for house base, silver crystal beads, white pearl beads, a silver bell, mini white pom pom, a lavender snowflake sequin, the wired string tail, brass button mouse base and orange toothpick nose.

Just the cutest... read all Nan's stories about what's happening on each side of the little house!!
***If you were on our Just Nan Mouse House Auto-Ship you WILL get this WITH the linen cuts.
***We WILL NOT be discounting these during our upcoming Superbowl Sale***

Snow Friends Mini Slide from Just Nan
Snow Friends Mini Slide from Just Nan
Nan's small 1 x 2 needlesilde fits inside Frosty's Winter House!

Just a small thing to store a few needles and threaders... there is a magnet inside and the lid slides open and snaps shut.

Presenting Lizzie Kate and Hands On Design This Summer of 2018!

July 12, 13 & 14th, 2018

Registration opens Tuesday, January 9th for our Annual Stitching Event!

We're welcoming Linda Ebright and Cathy Haberman as our special guests this year... we expect delightful projects and several fun days with these gals! We will open our Stitching Lounge Wednesday at noon the 11th... optional finishing classes with Mona Bost start Wednesday afternoon -- and another finishing class on Thursday afternoon.

A dinner party kicks off our Event Thursday evening the 12th, followed by two days of classes by Linda and Cathy. You'll enjoy both of their projects and presentations... along with all the yummy food and special class goodies that are included. Another optional Pin Cushion Exchange for Charity is in the plans, as well.
YES!!! Lizzie*Kate is still coming!

Our Event runs $395.00. $175 deposit taken at registration.
Registration opens Tuesday, January 9th.
Click here for lots more details!

2018 Collector's Heart Kit from Heart in Hand - click for more 2018 Collector's Heart Kit
from Heart in Hand
Well... this is the 20th annual heart design by Cecilia Turner. Such a cute collection of fresh and contemporary LOVE designs... we suggest these as small wedding samplers these days. (Nobody young wants the heavy hardanger band samplers... they want clean and fresh! Heart in Hand has some of the very best wedding designs available!)

Anyway, this kit comes with charts for both designs, two cuts of linen, a clay button and a few beads. You add bits of floss from your stash. We don't have ALL the past 20 years of Collector's Hearts in stock, but do have an impressive collection.

Merry Making Mini Yay for Love from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Floral Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
Merry Making Minis: Yay for Love & Floral Heart
from Heart in Hand
Here's a pair of small designs that finish LESS THAN 2 x 2 inches in size. Presented as small card charts, they come with bead or button embellishment.

Choose your fabric of choice, grab some flosses from your stash (these don't take much) super cute and quick! Mona backed them with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool... our 8 x 8 Schnigglet will do 4 pieces!

We have several new designs by Jardin Prive... a pair of long skinnies are showcased here... we have a third sheep medley design, cat lovers, a cute spool-of-thread piece, and a neighborhood of cute houses. Make sure to click through to our page that shows them all... cute stuff! Everything is presented in chart format and coded for regular DMC floss.
ABC de la Brodeuse from Jardin Prive - click for more
ABC de la Brodeuse
from Jardin Prive'
This is an over-the-top cute needleworker's alphabet by Nathalie Cichon of Jarden Prive. With a stitch count of 76 x 565, this will finish a whopping 5-1/2 x 40-1/2 on 14/28... all the way down to 2-1/2 x 20 over one on 28ct! You choose your fabric of choice to make this YOURS! It would be awesome to split it all up and make a ton of pin cushions... there are a bunch of little motifs and borders all through this.

Charted for regular DMC floss, you could add hand-dyeds, buttons, beads, charms... anything you want. Just such a fun piece for a stitcher... hang it beside the door to your stitching lair!

Jardin Prive Sampler from Jardin Prive - click for more
Jardin Prive Sampler aux Bouquets 1 - click for more Jardin Prive Sampler aux Bouquets 2 from Jardin Prive - click for more Jardin Prive Sampler aux Bouquets 3 - click for more
Sampler aux Bouguets Set from Jardin Prive'
Wow... A charming 3-part set of designs by Jardin Prive... this one is horizontal... and all three parts are here.

Stitch them together or individually... each finishes approx 7 inches high, and 6 or 12 inches wide. The total piece finishes approx 5 x 26 on 36ct. Charted for only 9 shades of DMC floss, the bouquets are lavish, the lettering, borders and birds... everything is so pretty together!

More Snow... Oh No! from Artful Offerings - click for more More Snow... Oh No!
from Artful Offerings
Well that about sums it up for some of you out there! We don't get much of it in OK... could you send some our way? Artful Offerings's new design is worked on Smokey Pearl linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 9 on 28ct.

The chart includes DMC conversions and pillow finishing instructions. It is only January... so there is time to finish this THIS snowy season!

Mill Hill Spring 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Button & Beads from Mill Hill
These are the 5 x 5 designs that come fully kitted with perforated paper, DMC floss and tons of glass beads and a ceramic button garnish. We always do ours of Aida or Linen instead so we can make small hanging pillows out of them, but they look pretty good on that paper and framed. The beads catch the light - just makes them glisten!
  • Crab & Seahorse companion the 4 seashells we have already: Conch, Starfish, Nautilus and Sand Dollar. GORGEOUS bead colors.
  • Sweet Shoppe is the latest Main Street design - we have about a dozen Spring/Summer businesses (like the Christmas Village) - pet shop, needlework shop, tea room, bridal shoppe.
  • That's Amore is FULL of cheerful color. It's all relaxed and funky - I love it!
  • Cabana Beach is kind of where I want to live! Might be cute hanging with your seashore designs... same blues
  • Geranium is companion to last year's hydrangeas and the pretty wren and coneflower we already have. Gorgeous colors... consider custom framing these with expensive matting... we've seen that and these are KILLER!

The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Ornament-Sized Bead Kits - The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill
Same fun things to stitch as the larger designs... you get all the threads, beads and Treasure embellishments in these. They all finish approx 3 x 3. The hamburger is easy -- stitch it for a magnet on your refrigerator! The Medallion and Mosaic Egg companion the Easter Eggs we have every year... only instead of ladybugs and flowers... these are all beaded with geometric designs. The bathtub might need a little imagination as to display -- but it's cute!

They're all fun. We have a Christmas wreath in the shop that is decorated with loads of Christmas kits. Get a fake greenery wreath, pretty Spring-colored ribbon, dig out some pastel Christmas glass bulbs, get a string of twinkle lights, plug in the hot glue gun and make a Spring and Summer Wreath!!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
Something different - Zodiac Charmed Ornaments! from Mill Hill
Each of these finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3 inches in size.
The kits come with the paper, chart, flosses, beads and the round medallion charm. Find your sign!

A Sprig of Holly from Pineberry Lane - click for more Merry Little Stitches from Pineberry Lane - click for more Merry Little Stitches & A Sprig of Holly
from Pineberry Lane
Pineberry Lane has two new designs... one is Christmassy, and one isn't as much... but both are big on charm!!!
  • Merry Little Stitches is a trio of ornament designs which measure just 2-1/2 x 3 on 35ct. Santa, three angels and a Mrs Christmas... it's charted for regular ol' DMC!
  • A Sprig of Holly features a seamstress with her scissors and spool of thread. Finishing 3-1/4 x 4, she's stitched with regular DMC, just like Merry Stitches. She'd be cute finished as a little needle case or pin cushion.
Let it Snow silk gauze globe kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Classic Santa silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Christmas Visit silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Believe silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Christmas Tree silk gauze globe kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view!
Miniatures With Silk Threads on Silk Gauze from Kreinik
Silent Night silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Oh... we carried these years and years ago... and at some point, the stitched shop models made it home with me, and into my personal stash of Christmas Decorations in my house! The other night at The Silver Needle Christmas Party, some of the shop gals were ooshing and gooshing over them, and I thought I really ought to see if they are available at all anymore. VOILA! Just as gorgeous as always... here they are... back again to enjoy and stitch!

All are presented as kits of Au Ver A Soie silk thread, the chart, and cut of 40ct silk gauze. (enough thread for 40ct linen in the kits... but if you want to substitute larger linen, you'll need to match the silks to flosses so you'll have enough thread to make them larger.) A trio of tiny snow globes... the Classic Santa, Madonna and that tiny street scene... these are exquisite! You can see by the ruler in the pic just how small they are. We matted ours, but needless to say, they would be lovely tree ornaments as well. I have always loved each one of these... and am thrilled to bring them back into The Silver Needle! (I'm just not happy about taking them away from my home displays and sending them 'back to work!')

Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Presenting Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks
This is the beginning of a new series of designs by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. Beginning in late January, this set of 9 charts starts to ship - one each month through next September. Stitched on natural linen (your choice of count), each design measures 63 stitches square - approx 4 x 4 on 14/28ct or 3-1/3 on 18/36. You can make individual cushions or join everything together into one 209 x 209 stitch count piece (she includes her freebie border chart.)

Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, (multiple skeins of the colors). The designs coming are: Little Red Barn, Dairy Darlin', Cock-a-doodle-do, Horsin' Around, Grandma's Quilt, Farm Folk, Grandpa's Pick-Up, Pinewood Farm and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
  • Fabric: Lots of count options - 28, 32, 36, 40. Individual cushions or entire set together? You decide and tell us!
  • Floss Set for entire piece with border: Bamboo (6), Blackbird (2), Cherry Cobbler (2), Pebble Beach (2), Roasted Chestnut (2), Weeping Willow (2), and DMC 435 and 754 - 1 skein of each.
  • Charts will probably be $6 each. Fabric TBA by YOU!
Farmhouse Christmas #1 Stitch Dot from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Stitch Dots for each edition of Little House Needlework's Farmhouse Christmas!
Just announced... there will be coordinating miniature needle magnets available each month with the upcoming Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas series! AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY or in conjunction with our auto-ship... the first one is Little Red Barn. Choose to add these to your auto-ship each month... or just pick and choose your favorites now and then... we wanted to let you know your options!

Hometown Holiday #15 The Needlework Shop from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more #15 Hometown Holiday - The Needlework Shop from Little House Needleworks
One of the final designs in this charming little Christmas Town... we finally have our favorite place - the Needlework Shop! I can just see us in there... charts and stuff on the wreath side, checkout is on the left, and classes and stitching area is upstairs! Kitchen and bathroom are on the first floor in the back!

This design adds beautifully to your little village of businesses... which are all still available!

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

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

The Perfect Tree Globe by Bent Creek -- click to see more The Perfect Tree Globe from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has sent their annual snow globe design - it's another cutie this year to join their collection. Presented as a complete kit of 18ct natural linen with pre-sorted #5 Pearl cottons, a star button and a bit of the 'rope twine' to tie the tree to the top of the car, this finishes approx 5 x 5 in size.

These are fun to finish as square stand-up blocks to stack up - there are something like 15 different globe patterns by BC to mix up! Really nice design for a beginning stitcher as well -- think about that. Fabric is easy to hold and count, the needle is generous and there is no thread splitting... it's cute and everything is HERE!

Nativity Row by Bent Creek -- click to see more Nativity Row from Bent Creek
A long and narrow reminder of the reason-for-the-season... angels. the three wise men, and Holy Family... the stitch count of this is 310 x 30.

Choose any fabric you like; charted for DMC or hand-dyeds... this finishes approx 19 x 2 on 32ct. Presented as a chart.

Merry Wishes Box from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Making Spirits Bright from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Little Red House Tin from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more 2017 Ornament I'm Dreaming from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Snowman Tag Kit from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
New Arrivals from Tina and Teri of Shepherd's Bush
Have Arrived... Just in time for something to tuck in a stocking!!!!

  • Merry Wishes Box - A small kit with hand-dyed flosses and a couple of bitty buttons, this finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/3. Make a stuffed cushion or mount it in the resin rectangular box... it featured an antiqued white finish - available separately.
  • Making Spirits Bright - This is a kit -- hand-dyed linen and threads, it's full of T & T's personality! They've finished it with a chenille edge trim - stitching over it with red floss so it kind of looks like a candy cane! JABCO has a special Pin Set to garnish this... holly, sheep, snowflake, flower and heart - everything found in the stitching! Finishes approx 3-1/2 inches square.
  • Little Red House Tin - Joins their other little round tart tins... this time around the shepherd has tiny reindeer instead of sheep! Small complete kit contains the tin, and they are super cute hanging on your Christmas Tree.
  • 2017 Ornament: I'm Dreaming - This could be a pin cushion as well, but is presented in a leaflet format to finish into an ornament. The leaflet comes with a smattering of buttons for the flakes and berries.
  • Snowman Sled Kit - We love these! Tina and Teri have several other mini-sled designs, this one features a little snowman with a big candy cane longer than he is tall! You get the chart, flosses, a teeny cut of 14ct perforated paper, and that red and white polka dot paper. You can opt to make him a flat paper tag ornament, or get a little wooden Foxwood Crossings wooden sled (paint it if you feel like it), cut around the stitching and simply glue him to the sled! Zip Zap! Sleds are addictive, and offered separately!

Peppermint & Holly from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Merry Wishes from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Peppermint & Holly, and Merry Wishes from With Thy Needle's Brenda Gervais!
  • Peppermint & Holly is a sweet Christmas Angel gathering her holiday holly. Worked on Weeks Dye Works 35ct Twilight Linen, choose something dark. Lots of the various dark grays or chalkboard-colors in both linen and aida will work beautifully. Stitched with a smattering of Weeks flosses... that striped cording (not included but readily available online) adds the perfect finishing touch! Love the red/mossy/gunmetal color scheme!!! This finishes approx 5 x 7.
  • Merry Wishes - This is a little sheep decked out for Christmas! His festive little holly bow and that pretty basket on his back... this is presented as a small chart, with the design finishing ornament-sized at less than 3 x 3. Fabric shown is Picture This Plus's 36ct legacy, trim is Lady Dot's Lush Lawn Chenille that has been coffee-stained and baked!

M is for Mermaid from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
M is for Mermaid
by Heartstring Samplery
Heartstring Samplery has a new 'letter' design - it is her 6th in this ongoing collection. A simple circle that measures 80 x 80 in stitch count... this one features swimming mermaids amidst the billowing seaweed and little fish.

Pretty hand-dyed colors, this will finish only 2 x 2 if you go over one on 40ct... it'll be 5 x 5 if you choose 32ct. Cute ornament or pic cushion!

Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Winter ABC's from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Winter ABC's from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks is designing a set of skinny seasonal alphabets! Winter is the third - Autumn and Stitcher are the first two... these are fun. Presented as the chart, it finishes approx 2 x 19... and is coded for Classic Colorworks or DMC flosses.

The small motifs on this would make cute individual ornaments if you have a time crunch... but the whole things would be great hung on a tall, skinny empty wall somewhere!

Learn Little Maid by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! I Went to Church Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Two New Samplers
from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
A pair of samplers has arrived and each is charming. Stitched over one or two threads, they are coded for regular DMC floss. Each suggests just a basic cream fabric, you can always distress after stitching, or choose something hand-dyed.
  • I Went to Church Sampler - This is so fun! It is the ultimate test as to whether or not people actually READ the verses on your stitched pieces! This one reads:
    I went to church on Sunday. My love, she passed me by. I knew her mind was changing by the roving of her eye.
    Now, THAT'S a different verse for a sampler!!!! Stitch count is 235 x 203 - so over one on 28ct, it would be 8-1/2 inches in size... over two it's 17. A balanced border and pretty church scene... it 'looks' just nice and serene!
  • Learn Little Maid - 'Learn little maid each useful art that may adorn thy youth, Learn to improve thy tender heart in virtue, grace and truth.'
    THIS is a more traditional verse than that poor guy's story - the one who got dumped at church!!!!! This one measures 303 stitches square - or a whopping 19 inches square on 32ct. Stitched with DMC, the border is simple, and the alphabet is blocky... but the dividing bands are very pretty, and the house is gorgeous! (I like the inside border around that little mansion... it matches the florals down at the bottom corners.) Really striking!

Love Is Knitting For You!  100% Pure Amore from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Love Is Knitting For You! *100% Pure Amore*
from Cuore e Batticuore
Well, I don't knit, but I GET how sweet, endearing and charming this piece is!!! Look at the little sheep down at the left -- knitting up a storm! Then, look at the giant yarn balls. Next... The little girl sitting on wool pillows knitting the sweater the other girl is WEARING! She's finishing a sleeve! Check out the reindeer looking on -- get a load of his sweater! And then... all the little birds everywhere with sweaters and knitted caps on! How can anyone who knits NOT love this???

Presented as a chart, this measures 278 x 157 in stitch count -- a huge 18 x 10 on 32ct! It's coded for DMC... and just the cutest thing! Can't do the whole thing? Take out just that knitting sheep, or the reindeer!

Harbor Haven from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Harbor Haven fromBy the Bay Needleart
Oh don't you LOVE this??? By The Bay's Donna Bayliss has announced her next design series - Harbor Haven - 12 sections in a nautical theme. Presented as charts, stitch each individually or join PAIRS or all of it together however you want! One chart shipping monthly - beginning this December - each will be $8.

Stitch this on anything you want (she says not white or something light like that) - total stitch count will be 672 x 84... or 42 x 5 on 32ct. Coded for DMC, she is including border charts for single panels as well as two different borders if you want to stitch two of the sections together. Absolutely charming... I kind of wish I lived in that pic!

Christmas Stitch-Along from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Stitch-Along fromTiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist has been 'collecting' a design... and it's finally all here now! *Merry Christmas* is a charming scene of Santa and The Mrs at The North Pole, surrounded by all their forest friends. Measuring approx 8 x 10-1/2 on 32ct, it's stitched with DMC floss. I don't know why it's so endearing... but it really is!

Presented in three parts... we have gathered them all together so you aren't messing with pieces and parts. All the design parts are here... just add fabric and floss!

2017 Christmas Winter Mega-Issue - click to see more 2017 Christmas Winter Mega-Issue
The latest issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine has arrived. This is a lovely publication that features nothing but 29 patterns, gorgeous pictures of them all, their charts and templates and only ONE page of advertisements! 91 Pages this time around... I cannot say enough nice things about this magazine. If you don't subscribe directly from them, you should...although I would love to sell them to you each time!

You get 17 cute punch needle patterns in this issue along with 12 cross stitch designs. Nice heavy paper, beautiful pics... we have a few of the back issues available... they have really nice things tucked inside! Regular issues are $8.99 -- the Christmas issues are bigger and run more.

Foxwood Crossings Snowy Visitors - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Snowy Barns - click to see more More New Bitty Sled Patterns
from Foxwood Crossings
Oh gosh, everybody LOVES these little sled ornaments! Tiny 2-inch wooden sleds, each has a bed that is perfect for a bit of Cross Stitch! Foxwood Crossings has tons of designs, and here 7 more! Snowy Barns and Snowy Visitors -- each takes a jiff to stitch on 14ct perforated paper or 14/28 fabric.

You can paint your sleds, put ribbons or greenery on them... get as creative as you want, but know they are DARLING just they way they are -- left brown. We have a Bakers Dozen on the mini wooden sleds.

Both versions of Jingle Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Ebenezer Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Ebenezer Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more
Jingle and Ebenezer Berries from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels continues her set of stitched berry cushions and ornaments. We have a trunk show in the shop till January that has ALL 40 BERRIES IN HER COLLECTION all stitched and in one place. Oh My Gosh... they are such a delight to see! Actually the same finishing concepts as Just Nan's mice, these are stitched flat and then you roll them. Picture a waffle cookie ice cream cone -- same shape, same assembly!

Linda's berries come in either silk gauze or linen options. Even though each theme companions -- every berry is totally different from the other 39. Linen versions are chart only. Silk versions include a cut of 40ct silk gauze.
  • Jingle Berry SILK finishes less than 1-1/2 inches. Snowflakes against that red background, an enchanting ornament size. The Snow Chenille trim along the top is the 'fur' on Santa's hat, it features Weeks Collards Houndstooth hand-dyed wool and a peppermint JABCO button as well. Stitched with hand-dyed flosses.
  • Jingle Berry LINEN finishes closer to 4 inches in size. A few thousand less stitches than the silk version, this is done on Weeks Garnet Linen. Linda has turned it on its top, and made a tiny Santa hat out of it as another finishing option. THE SAME design is finished like the other berries -- shown right beside it -- can you believe those are the same design?
  • Ebenezer's Blessing SILK finishes a petite 1-1/2 inches again. What a CHARMING ornament! It features a old-time skating couple with the sentiment: *God Bless Us All Everyone.*
  • Ebenezer's Blessing LINEN finishes about 4 inches worked on 36ct Dirty Linen. Same *God Bless* wish on this one, the designs includes the chart for the square cushion/ornament as well.
Candy Cane Pocket Kit from JBW Designs
Candy Cane Pocket Kit
from JBW Designs
Here's a very quick-stitch little pocket ornament to hang on your tree. The 1-3/4 x 2 gingerbread man is stitched on 28ct Opalescent Linen with six shades of DMC -- literally like an hour of stitching here. You can finish him using the striped fabric and rik rak provided -- either by following the instructions, or just winging it and making another shape of ornament. Right now, the finished candy cane holder measures approx 2-1/4 x 4.

Cute as can be, the kit contains the chart, linen, needle red striped fabric and rik rak. You supply the bits of DMC from your stash, a few small pieces of cardboard, a little glue and some trim of your choice.

Christmas Pounds from Waxing Moon
Christmas Pounds
from Waxing Moon Designs
*When what to my wondering eyes did appear, but 10 extra pounds on my thighs and my rear.*(Ho Ho Ho... Merry Christmas!!!)

Waxing Moon has sent this fun design... it finishes about 7 x 10 on 14/28ct, and is stitched with DMC floss or Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Stitch it for your work-out club or the lunch room at work!

His Lordship from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Her Ladyship from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Her Ladyship and His Lordship Have Arrived from Peacock and Fig
Here is a pair of charming 7 x 8 birth announcements to decree the arrival of the *Chosen One!* They are very regal, and quite different than the usual baby announcements. I love them! Presented in chart format (super clear and nicely colored), they are stitched on white fabric with DMC floss and each features a smattering of Mill Hill glass beads and a bit of Kreinik #4 metallic braid in gold and silver.

There is a piece of graph paper in here and really nice instructions for personalizing with the backstitch alphabet OR creating that gorgeous flowing one. (I have to laugh... the sample word she shows in the alphabet font instructions is *vodka* -- I guess you'll need that when Her Ladyship or His Lordship summon!) Choose 25 or 28ct White Lugana, 28ct white linen or 14ct white Aida to best fit those beads. We're thinking some awesome custom framing on these, too!

CS221 Merry Christmas from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS220 Snow Birds from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more O Tannenbaum from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Several Christmas Offerings coming our way from With Thy Needle
Brenda Gervais is sending 4 new charts later this week... always such a fun package to open when the mailman delivers!!! Here's the Scoop!
  • Merry Christmas -- Santa and his reindeer out for a stroll in the wintry landscape... this is shown stitched over one thread on the same 28ct Mushroom Lugana you might have enjoyed while stitching WTN's Summer Schoolhouse Series! (If you didn't enjoy going over one thread (!), just go over two!! The Cross Stitch Fairies will not be upset with you!) A pretty design, this will finish either a petite 5-1/2 x just 2, or approx 11 x 4. Brenda's lovely color palette of Woodrose, Wood Trail, Endive, Chili Pepper, Eggshell, Peanut Brittle and Straw Hat hand-dyeds are featured. She even suggests you stitch this on large -- like 18ct linen over 2 -- you'd get a 17 x 7 sofa pillow!
  • Snow Birds -- A snow-person couple chilling in the blustery winter weather! Brenda loves the assorted little winter birds that gather along the side of the roads but then fly away the minute you drive by. You can never get a good look at them... but she's always called them *Snow Birds* and in this design... had given them SCARVES to keep warm! Weeks Confederate Gray linen provides the dreary, chilly background for this charming design! Stitch count is 121 x 85... Confederate Gray comes in 30, 32, 35, 36 and 40ct... so you have size options! Metal snowflake embellishment is a mystery and not included... sorrryyyy.
  • CS219 Jingle All The Way from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
  • O Tannenbaum -- This is cute! Make a set of 5 individual pin cushions, or ornaments... or put them into the fun little tray! Presented as the chart. (You're on your own for the sheep figure.) Stitched on 36ct Legacy linen by Picture This Plus, (pin cushions and ornaments can be worked on other counts, but 36 is absolute for the tray) the hand-dyed colors are yummy! Sandcastle, Red Rocks, Dried Thyme, Apricot Blush, Old Red Paint, Cidermill Brown, Woodrose, Roasted Marshmallow, Wood Trail, Eggshell, Hickory Sticks, Weeping Willow and Hazelnut. The wooden tray measures 10 x 10 x 1-1/2 inches in size.
  • Jingle All The Way -- Another cute paper mache' box finishing treatment -- just like Spirits and Spells -- this is stitched on 40ct Confederate Gray with Brenda's gorgeous color palette of sift hand-dyeds. Bigger fabric count? Just get a bigger box! Trim pictured is Lady Dot Creates -- Mini Balls in Vintage color.

Tapestry Blooms from The Cricket Collection - click to see more
Tapestry Blooms
from Cross Eyed Cricket!
Cross Eyed Cricket's Vicki Hastings has re-worked her design from our Circle of Friends Series and published it in this pretty autumnal picture! *All Things Bright and Beautiful.* I love the checkerboard, and the olive green of the leafy band, and of course the vase of flowers is luscious!

Stitched on 28ct Summer Khaki Linen with 20 regular shades of DMC floss... what a cheerful burst of color! Companion mitten design is also included in the leaflet, along with the alphabet to personalize your flower vase.

Gingerbread Mrs Santa Mouse from Just Nan Presenting Just Nan's Gingerbread Mrs Santa Mouse
Mrs Santa joins last year's Gingerbread Santa mouse! She is wearing a striped and beaded Christmas dress with a white collar and holly trimming at the hem. She has a cute little mopcap perched on her head, and she's holding a tiny gingerbread man cookie -- right from the oven.

Stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus, she comes with her special beads, tail, button base, and cap material. You'll need a little stuffing a bits of DMC floss. So... cute!!!! Another little mousie to add to your collection, Mrs Santa comes as the small chart with embellishments.

A New Summer Schoolhouse Series part 4 from With Thy Needle - click for more
Summer Schoolhouse Abecedarian Part Four
WITH BONUSES! has Arrived!
Brenda Gervais has JUST sent info on the 4th and final part of her Schoolhouse series... BUT WE HAVE TWO SURPRISES we didn't know we were going to get!!!
  • Part Four's design finishes the alphabet with WXY and Z.
  • There is a Stitch dot to coordinate with part four's design -- it's already here, and CUTE!
  • BONUS #1: Miss Polly's Hornbook chart is included in part four! It is finished onto a 3 x 4 wooden hornbook (similar to 16th and 17th century learning tools -- used to teach the ABC's and writing skills.) The chart includes detailed instructions for painting and finishing the hornbook -- you have enough of your 9 x 54 cut of Lugana to stitch this. (Brenda planned that for you!) Hornbook kits ARE available... they WILL be included in our auto-shipments. Kits include the wooden piece and trim
  • . Summer Schoolhouse Abecedarian Part Four Extras from With Thy Needle - click for more
  • Miniature Strawberry Emorys: Part four's chart also includes the chart for this delightful 1-1/2 inch berry! (you have enough Lugana for this as well!) Brenda topped it with a bit of Weeks hand-dyed wool (available separately) and made a few more out of simple red cotton fabric. Just as cute as can be, they'll look awesome nestled in between your alphabet cushions! Topping wool will NOT be sent with auto-ships, so order some if you need it!
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this set of designs... can't wait for part four to ship -- it'll be at The Silver Needle Mid-October!

Teresa Layman Winsome Ways -- click to see more Teresa Layman Peacock & Pomegranates -- click to see more Teresa Layman Strawberry Basket -- click to see more
Winsome Ways, Peacock & Pomegranates, Strawberry Basket from Teresa Layman
Teresa Layman has three new miniature knotwork designs... not Cross Stitch at all... these are ONE wrap of a French Knot with ONE strand of DMC floss. They are kind of like *paint-by-number* or punch needle, because the design is a line printing on fabric, and you fill in the color! You need a good sturdy hoop, and a love of French Knots, and you're good to go! We have dozens of models in the shop.. and we did have a class in this one summer... and several did survive to stitch these charming creations!

Presented as the design pre-printed on Teresa's Knotwork cloth and a couple of needles. You'll need a hoop and the DMC floss. Winsome Ways finishes 5 x 5, Peacock finishes 6 x 2, and Strawberry Basket measures in at 3-1/2 x 5!

Needle Threader with Clasp from My Big Toe - click for more Needle Minders Antiqued Brass and Brightly Colored from My Big Toe - click for more
Pretty Fillagree Needle Minders and Beaded Threaders by My Big Toe Designs
This is a nice collection of small implements to help make your stitching more fun! Small and hand-made, they'd make nice stitcher gifts this season.
  • Needle Threader with Clasp -- This entire thing measures approx 2 inches on overall length. It features a very small wire loop to use as a needle threader, pretty bead decoration through the middle, and a sturdy clasp at the other end to attach to a ribbon, scissors, loop inside of a stitching case... where-ever you need it to stay! Perfect for #28s and larger... the clasp is definitely a popular feature around here!
  • Needle Minders -- Antiqued Brass with antique floral prints inside the dot... just like the brightly colored ones... these measure approx an inch in size, and feature that loop to attach them to something else. More strong rare-earth magnets on the back as well.
  • Needle Minders -- Brightly Colored -- These are in the silver-toned oval-shaped fillagree findings. The color area is a 'dot' that is 1/2 and inch in size. Each minder features a loop a tone end to attach to ribbons, or to sew onto something else, along with rare-earth magnets on the back. Hold needles to fabric, charts to your magnet board, or even notes to your refrigerator!

Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Spring Chicks by Jim Shore and Mill Hill
Here's a set of 6 different colored Spring Chick ornaments designed by Quilt Artist Jim Shore and adapted to Cross Stitch by Mill Hill. Presented in small kit format, these are stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and garnished with Mill Hill glass beads.

Each finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2, and what you are seeing in the picture is the front of each chick and an optional stitched backside. Little stitched eggs for your Spring Easter Basket!  Complete kits contain the chart for both sides, paper, flosses, beads and needle.

The Spirit of Christmas -- Part Two from Lizzie Kate - click to see more Nutcracker Sleds from Lizzie Kate Stocking Sleds from Lizzie Kate
Merry Celebrate from Lizzie Kate Dear Santa
New Lizzie Kate Has Arrived!
  • The Spirit of Christmas -- Part Two -- will be here! We finally have all the parts for this delightful Mystery design -- so let us know if you are still needing any misc pieces and parts! Or, if you haven't done it yet, get on our Auto-Ship from the beginning and we'll fix you up!
  • Nutcracker and Stocking Sleds -- Two little Snippet charts with a total of 6 more mini-sled designs in them... always cute ornaments, even if you DON'T use the sled finishing option!
  • Merry Celebrate -- This is the final of 7 cards in this year's seasonal set. You can make these individually, or stitched all together, do just some of the single motifs... whatever!
  • Dear Santa, I've Been Good -- This is a letter to Santa... kind of promising that they've been good all year, but slipping down slope after all! I think it'd make a cute pillow to prop under the tree every year! Chart comes with three snowflake buttons.

Lady Dot Finishing Packs
Lady Dot Finishing Packs Finishing Packs! from Lady Dot Creates
Lois at Lady Dot has made us some special assortment packets of her trims and velveteen finishing fabric... 3 velvets and 4 different trims in each pack... for ONLY $13 EACH! They are color coordinated -- and the idea here is to provide you with several options for finishing pin cushions, ornaments and sewing cases! Instead of trying to choose ONE color option... these packs give you coordinating trims and backing fabrics... so you can actually finish matching sets of things if you want!

Each pack contains 3 velveteens approx 9 x 10 in size, as well as 4 matching trims -- a mixture of ric-rak, chenille, baby balls, velvet ribbon, eye lash chenille -- all the beautiful trims Lady Dot makes! Some trim lengths are a yard long, others are less... but you have enough to do several pieces out of each packet. The velvets will always be the same in each pack -- Lois tells me the trims will vary, for a little extra fun! We have started with five color options: Autumn, Spooky, Primitive, Ho Ho Ho and Icy!

The Black House from Long Dog Samplers - click for more The Black House
from Long Dog Samplers
This is a fun piece by Long Dog Samplers -- it is worked on white, but you could do the reverse and stitch it on black -- if you have really good vision!

Measuring 111 x 145, this will finish a petite 7 x 9 on 32ct... and is coded for Sampler Threads of Raven, Gingersnap, Tea Rose, Apricot Blush, Tropical Ocean, Lexington Green, Harvest Basket, Banker's Gray, Holly Berry, Cornhusk, Briar Rose and Uniform Blue, or regular DMC floss.

I love the colors in this against that black... even the digital pic on the chart front is pretty!

Parchment Tapestry from Rosewood Manor - click for more Parchment Tapestry
from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has several new releases -- this is one of my favorites! All the pretty motifs all organized so beautifully inside their sections, it is full of antique-y, soft color. Stitched on Weeks 32ct Parchment Linen with 18 different shades of Weeks hand-dyed cottons, it finishes approx 19 x 13 and is just stunning. Each section has a pretty stylized floral -- notice that all those on the edges can be flipped to create more whole motifs.

Do the pretty alphabet all by itself and add the 'leaf' border around it... or leave it off completely! Any of the florals would be stunning over one on something little for a fob or needle case cover (they measure about 45 x 45 stitches each.) Very traditional, balanced and striking!

Hopes and Dreams Sampler from Lone Elm Lane - click for more Sweet Fragrance from Lone Elm Lane - click for more
Sweet Fragrance & Hopes and Dreams Sampler
from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane has an awesome new box -- a Pipe Box -- available in Caramel and Aged Pewter right now. Measuring 14-1/4 tall, 3-3/4 deep and 5-1/4 in depth, it features a design area of 4 x 7 and a little bottom drawer that is 4 x 2! Stephanie has two designs to fit them...
  • Sweet Fragrance -- Cute little needlecase stores inside the little drawer, the matching design fits the box front. BUT... you can always skip the box if need be and just stitch the design!
  • Hopes and Dreams Sampler -- *I plant my seeds of hopes and dreams then water them with prayers.* Coded for hand-dyed flosses.

Pen To Thread - click to see more Pen To Thread - click to see more
Pen To Thread
WOW... this is an AWESOME 158-page book with over 750 hand-drawn motifs to embroider on anything! It INCLUDES a CD of every image in the book that you can RE-SIZE and PRINT for any project!!!

Darling stuff in here... it's divided up into subjects, and each 'chapter' has a colored pic of some of the motifs stitched... great inspiration here.

Subjects cover: Made in the USA, Food, The Craft Room, Tools, School Days, In the Kitchen, In the Garden, Around the House, The Great Outdoors, By the Sea, Animals, Plants, Frames and Borders and Alphabets. There are instructions for stitches in here, as well as using the CD. Beautifully presented! A definite YES to your stash!

Lauren, the 2017 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more
The Gingher 2017 Limited Edition Designer Scissors *Lauren* are here!!!
They told us they were going to be 'aqua-blue' but they are a gorgeous brilliant, true blue color! Great Gingher quality, super sturdy, use the 4-inch for simple embroidery and cross stitch. Choose the 5-inch for sewing and stitchery -- it's just slightly larger.

Use the 8-inch shear for heavy-duty cutting such as heavy threads and fabrics and wools. NEVER EVER EVER cut paper with your Gingher scissors. EVER!

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