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The New Spring 2022 Mill Hill Bead Kits are here!
  • 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!

Jean Donaldson 1826 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more Woman at a Pond from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more Sarah Williams 1864 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more Catherine Armstrong 1856 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more
4 *New* Samplers from Cross Stitch Antiques
Kathleen Littleton has redone 4 gorgeous samplers... love, love, love reading the history included with each of these... and the design quirks that make them extra special! Her charts are lovely - she gives you an overview pic of the entire chart, then presents it across several pages - but on big sheets of heavy, glossy paper. VERY nicely done patterns.
  • Jean Donaldson 1826 - Lots of special stitch bits in here, lots of Scottish flavor, it's charted for silk or DMC and finishes approx 8 x 12 on F & R's 40ct Hogbristle Linen. The sampler is hard to see in the cover pic... but it's really pretty.
  • Woman at a Pond - An unfinished piece, it features 10 different alphabets... and has a woman sitting by a pond - holding her stitching! Kathleen thinks this is from the early 1800's, and it's extra-charming because the fabric is actually pieced together - probably because linen was so precious a find! 17 x 12 On 40ct linen.
  • Sarah Williams 1864 - Little 11-yr old Sarah frequently changed colors and stitch counts in her piece... the entire thing is not symmetrical at all! Originally stitched in wool, there are DMC and silk conversions; this measures237 x 242. Kathleen has a picture of the church featured in the sampler inside the instructions, along with lots of history about Sarah's family, the town, the school... it's so much fun to read... and makes the sampler so much more special. The sampler history info is printed beautifully on glossy stock paper, so you could include it attached to the back of your framed piece!
  • Catherine Armstrong 1856 - Kathleen doesn't know much about this gorgeous piece... but possibly American because it came from an auction in Pennsylvania. Luscious flowers, the whole thing was stitched with wools on loosely woven linen reminiscent of the lined paper children learn penmanship on. WE have an antique sampler hanging in our She Shed Classroom that has those 'blue-grey' linen threads running through it. You could stitch those in, or not... either way, the sampler is gorgeous! 12 x 15 on 36ct.

Ronnie Rowe Caballos Corriendo Horses Running - click for more Ronnie Rowe Dos Caballos ONE Horse Running - click for more    Stitching Jules Raising the Flag - click for more Stitching Jules Baby Feet - click for more Stitching Jules Eiffel Tower - click for more
Caballos Corriendo Horses Running and Dos Caballos ONE Horse Running from Ronnie Rowe
Horses Running and Two Horses... A pair of dramatic designs by Artist Ronnie Rowe. These are stunning on paper, but even more-so when you see them stitched! We have them on the shop walls... and what a treat! Presented in chart format, choose any white fabric you like to work on. Then grab lots of black and gray DMC's... (or change to browns and taupes) and maybe a highlighter to keep your place on your chart... and you're ready!

Each piece measures 190 x 300 in stitch count, so on 14/28 they'd be 13-1/2 x 21-1/2... something impressive on your wall. Just beautiful works of art. The titles are a little confusing side by side here... the 'Corriendo' piece features the two horse srunning. The 'Dos' piece has the one horse running with the highlighted pale horse in he background. To save confusion, just get 'em both!

Raising the Flag, Baby Feet and Eiffel Tower from Stitching Jules Design
Jules and Ronnie Rowe started communicating online... and mentor helped student! They are now friends, and Ronnie was thrilled that Jules came to Market with her new designs! So we have followed through and added these to our Ronnie Rowe page.
  • Raising the Flag - Ok... choose your fabric, choose your color to stitch this iconic image - stitch count is 200 x 200.
  • Baby Feet - *Every Child begins the world again...* This one is stitched on any fabric you like but uses a whopping 26 different colors of DMC floss! It is solid stitching and NOT for the weak-of-stitcher! The stitch count is 180 x 140... doesn't sound intense until you look at the chart. Truly lovely... but I'm not think'in a new mom has time to stitch this one!
  • Eiffel Tower - Wow, this is stunning! Measuring 140 x 550 - this will finish 10 x 40 on 14ct! Just black floss... and a lot of patience. Actually, just start this at the top, and follow down row by row... this one is very 'do-able!'

Stitching Love and Kindness from Ardyth Designs - click to see more A Rainbow of Threads & Garden Beds from Ardyth Designs - click to see more A Rainbow of Threads & Garden Beds and Stitching Love and Kindness from Ardyth Designs
There are two gorgeous new multi-page books by Ardyth Designs artist Amanda Mae Mac Naughton. Definitely multi-media - both books feature several different projects and different techniques!
  • A Rainbow of Threads & Garden Beds is 73 pages. In it are charming projects for Cross Stitch, Punch Needle and Wool Applique. The Table of Contents page has 15 lovely teaser pics of what follows in the book... including skydiving chicks, and a pretty antique sampler - full of garden-y motifs - all beautifully re-charted. There is a Needle and Thread Garden Bed sewing case project in here - every project has its own page of finishing steps and pics. Pages and pages of color and pretty pics.. it's a lovely book.
  • Stitching Love and Kindness has 14 projects in Cross Stitch, Punch needle and Sewing... all it its 45 pages. There's a cross stitch Love Pug, and two adaptations from an antique sampler... along with cute valentin-y designs. Amanda mentions kids helping with one of the projects in here - resulting in 'wonky stitches.' To her, it's a special memory to treasure. Great pics and huge charts.
Pumpkin Folk from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Hop To It! from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Spring and Autumn
from Annie Beez Folk Art
A pair of seasonal designs - both presented as charts, they are coded to DMC.
  • Hop To It! Worked on 32ct Star Sapphire. This would be lovely done with Gentle Art's Simply Wool... just 8 colors of pretty pinks and greens with white tossed it. Lady Dot's Ballerina Pink hand-dyed chenille trim is featured.
  • Pumpkin Folk has kind of a Pennsylvania Dutch personality to it - the quilt blocks and the pretty star vine across the top. Finishing about 8 x 9 on 32ct, it's full of regular, pretty DMC. We're used to seeing so much hand-dyed but this is all solids!

The Wizard of Oz Tree from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Lucky Mouse from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Mouse's Schoolhouse from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Mouse's Halloween Stitching from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Mouse's Halloween Stitching from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
The Wizard of Oz Tree and Lucky Mouse by Tiny Modernist
  • The Wizard of Oz Tree - Here's a cute new piece by Tiny Modernist! Everything Wizard of Oz! Now... if you don't want the 'tree' shape... think about a set of stand-up blocks... or some individual pin cushions. There are lots of great design elements in here. Look at how friendly that flying monkey looks - they were so scary in the movie! Toto is pretty cute, and maybe you have some green metallic you can add to the Emerald City? All is charted for DMC and is shown stitched on a light blue fabric.
  • Lucky Mouse - Here is our bitty mouse very busy again. Tiny Modernist has a Teacher Mouse and a Stitcher Mouse and now a Lucky Mouse! Small card format, just as cute as can be!
  • Mushroom Forest - Isn't this the most charming little mushroom garden? All it's missing is a tree stump with a tiny fairy door! Measuring almost 8 inches round on 14ct, it's stitched with DMC - just a colorful and happy little forest!
Cactus Cat by Satsuma Street - click for more Christmas Cat by Satsuma Street - click for more Bertie by Satsuma Street - click for more Ellie by Satsuma Street - click for more Myrtle by Satsuma Street - click for more
Cactus Cat, Christmas Cat, Bertie, Ellie and Myrtle from Satsuma Street
Nobody does brilliant happy colors like Jody Rice from Satsuma Street! I ordered some things and truly forgot how charming they are until I unwrapped them today! Everything is beautifully presented with LARGE chart graphics, all is coded for regular DMC, in color, and on very stiff card-stock paper.
  • Cactus Cat - How can you not love everything in this? The geometrics of the sun, pots, cactus, and that cat! He's just sitting there like he owns the garden! 144 x 106 - it finishes about 7-1.2 x 10 on 28ct. (Or do it on perf paper and add beads!)
  • Christmas Cat - Might those be broken bulbs down there on the carpet? This one is fun, you could add some metallics and stitch the cat with Simply Wool thread! He's 8 x 10 on 28ct.
  • Flower Friends: Ellie, Myrtle and Bertie - What a darling trio - each measures just 65 stitches - so about 4 inches on 32ct, or 6-1/2 inches done on 20ct linen with #5 Pearl. Coded for DMC, I don't know where the colored frames come from... so just be thinking cute colored fabrics for pillows... or finding some fun wood shapes and get busy painting!

Beeswax Bliss - click for more Mermaid Tail  Waxers - click for more Bee Waxers - click for more
Beeswax Bliss and Little Waxers in Pouches
  • Beeswax Bliss is a 1-1/2 inch x 1/2 inch tiny tin filled with a block of 100% pure beeswax. Gently glide your floss across the wax then smooth with your fingers. The wax strengthens thread, smooths out kinky threads and reduces tangles - actually very nice to use when you are sewing on real buttons on real clothes with real sewing thread! The wax is loose in the tin, so you can use one side for lighter threads and one for darker - in case the wax catches lint from your threads. I have to laugh... Janice says on the back of the package that these are 100% beeswax MADE IN SMALL BATCHES. I guess so - bees ARE pretty little!
  • Mermaid Tail or Bee Waxers - Small molded waxers, Noteworthy Needle offers a small chart to go with each one - the Mermaid says 'Make a splash' and the bee's chart says 'Create some buzz.' The idea here is to make a pin cushion with your stitching on one half of the front, and make a pocket on the other side of the front with the provided fabric which coordinates with the design... and safely store your waxer inside. Use any pretty fabric for the back you have in your stash... maybe a little trim too. Waxers age with a patina over time, and although they do not technically 'bleed' onto fabrics keeping them in something like this is a perfect way to use and enjoy them!

In the Garden from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more In the Garden
from Fairy Wool in the Wood
With Mimi-Pig! By Fairy Wool in the Wood, this charming 140 x 140 design features Mimi with her watering can surrounded by 6 blocks that feature scenes from her garden. Stitched on Fairy Wool's own hand-dyed 32ct linen (finishes 9 x 9), she has funny little blotches on here that look strange when nothing is stitched on it, but when you're finished, they look like little splotches of garden dirt! The fruit trees, the veges and tools, something about this is really charming.

Everyone was into stickers this year at Market (I believe this is a limited edition market exclusive) and along with the linen I bought for each pattern, they all come with a sheet of Cassandra Fairywool's whimsical artwork on the charming stickers!
Pomegranate House #7 from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Needleworker House #8 from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Christmas House #9 from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more Christmas House #9 from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more
Partially done combo of The Houses on Peppermint Lane from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery - click to see more The Houses on Peppermint Lane from Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery are Finished!
This charming set of 9 gingerbread houses by Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery has finished with these last three houses: Pomegranate, Needleworker and Christmas Houses. All basically the same size with lovely flower pots, a reindeer and snowman in all the yards, they all feature a different holiday house.

The cool sampler borders along their top row, great colors, and all those bitty dividing motifs, there is a lot happening with this set. Stitch each house individually, or join them together with Lori's freebie border chart which is available on her website. The whole thing measures 347 x 277 - so an impressive 19 x 15 on 36ct! Each house is presented in its own chart... so stitch away!

#2 Swans from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more #1 The Fox from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more #3 Jackrabbit from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more #4 The Racoon from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more #5 The Ferret from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
Additions to the Year in the Woods Series from Cottage Garden Samplings
Wow, is this little guy elegant and exotic! 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 began 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!
Lucite Dome Magnifiers - click for more Lucite Dome Magnifiers - click for more
Lucite Dome Magnifiers
There are very handy little domes to place onto your paper or fabric to immediately magnify whatever it is you need to see better. Coming in 2 sizes - I hope you can see that difference in my picture, and then see the magnification degree. The smaller one is a little less powerful than the larger, but both are SUPER HANDY to store in your kitchen utility drawer or your stitching bag. They come with a velveteen draw-string storage pouch to protect them from scratches as well.

The larger one measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter and about 1-1/2 inches high.
The smaller one is 2 inches in diameter, and about an inch high.
Both magnify ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE of the dome viewing area, so are very, very helpful!
Spring Parade #1 from Lila's Studio Spring Parade #2 from Lila's Studio    Spring Parade models from Lila's Studio
Spring Parade from Lila's Studio
What a cute set of bunnies all driving their fruit and vege convertibles! Four 'cars' in two different pattern sets, each ornament measures 70 x 70 stitches - so almost 4 x 4 on 36ct - and is coded for DMC floss.

Make them each into individual stand-up blocks to make a 'train' around a bowl of dyed eggs, but cute all stitched in a row as well. I think my favorite is the Strawberry Car... but Carrot isn't far behind! Set one has the blue egg, basket, carrot race car and duck. Set two has the strawberry, radish, sheep and artichoke cart!

Mice on Ice from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more On the Housetop from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Gathering Honey from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more
Fresh new offerings by Luminous Fiber Arts
  • Mousecapades! What if mice lived at the North Pole? The answer is Mousecapades! This is going to be a 7-part set of small designs (approx 3 x 3 each) releasing occasionally until October. The first two, 'Mice on Ice' and 'On the Housetop' should give you a really good idea of how cute these are all going to be. Stitched on Smokey Pearl (we like Star Sapphire too), they can be stitched together if you'd rather. 1/4 Of a yard of whatever fabric you like will do nicely. #3/4 Release in June, #5/6 Releases in August, and #7 in October. We're doing an auto-ship on these... so you don't miss a single one!
  • Gathering Honey - Luminous is continuing her fun monochromatic set of pin cushions with her golden colorway - Gathering Honey. Measuring just 76 x 76 stitches, and stitched in one color of hand-dyed thread, Honey joins Berries (red), Clover (green), Acorns (rust) and Snowflakes (blue.) Trimmed with coordinating colors, they are making a really nice set! Quick and easy to stitch.
  • Stitching Birds - Something fun to stitch for a button box topper, or needle case, this measures approx 3 x 7 and is worked with both Weeks and DMC flosses. Presented as a leaflet.
  • Turkey's Thanks - No fair eating a stitched turkey! Something festive to display amidst your Fall Pumpkins, he measures just 93 x 74, and might be a little smaller if you leave off the red star motifs along the top.

Spring Fling Galloping Gardener from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Wooly Wellies from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Chickens from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Pigmallion from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Buzzy Bovine from Petal Pusher - click to see more
Spring Fling framed from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling from Petal Pusher
Here is another fun parade of Petal Pusher's set of 5 favorite farm animals all decked out for their season! So far we have these same 5 animals featured in Halloween Hoedown, Christmas Hoedown and Patriotic Parade. MAKE SURE to visit Barbie's page... as we have them all pictured there. The horse is now the Galloping Gardener, the sheep is Wooly Wellies.

Next, we have Spring Chickens - can you see them all hiding in the flowers of the trellis? The 4th Is my favorite - that little pig. (He was Uncle Ham in the patriotic one, Heavenly Hog in the Christmas one, and Bat Pig at Halloween - now he's Pigmallion!) And finally, Buzzy Bovine - a cow wearing a bee costume, of course! 5 Small charted desgisn available separately, or in their set!

A Sweet Memory from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Fred's Ewe-nifying Question from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Farmer's Blessing from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Flying Lesson from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Counting on Love from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
New Arrivals from Silver Creek Samplers from Silver Creek Samplers
Always words and verses... this is kind of the 'trademark theme' of most of Diane's designs. You just love what they have to say! Choose just about any fabric you are happy working with; the charts are coded for hand-dyeds as well as regular DMC's.
  • A Sweet Memory - You need to stitch this, and then let that little person put their painted hand on there - instead of stitching it as charted! (Better yet, get the handprint FIRST to make sure it's good, and THEN stitch around it!) Seems like only yesterday that you were very small and left for me a memory of handprints on the wall.
  • Fred's Ewe-nifying Question - Wool ewe be my neighbor? I didn't even catch all that reference because I didn't grow up with Mr Rogers Neighborhood, but I know it's special to many! Diane chose a hand-dyed sky-blue fabric so the sheep would be 'outside'.
  • Farmer's Blessing - For the wheat and the hay and the corn that is reaped... for the labors well done and a barn that is heaped. For the fresh morning dew and the warmth of the sun, I give thanks for what the Creator has done. This would be nice as a quilted wall hanging.
  • Flying Lesson - Wouldn't this be fun to give to your teenager when they're learning to drive? (Well, maybe that's not a good idea for some...) Just something to bring a smile to someone's face!
  • Counting on Love - An abbreviated set of marriage vows! Colorful and to the point... what a neat wedding momento... you could even attach a wedding invitation to the back side of the framed piece!

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.

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!

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.

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!

Nevermore from Lila's Studio Spring Quaker from Lila's Studio
Spring Quaker and Nevermore from Lila's Studio
Lila's Studio has two new designs... both are full, full, full of busy-ness and are tremendously eyecatching!
  • Spring Quaker reminds that 'No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.' Pretty Quaker motifs all around, that commanding alphabet, the sweet rabbits down at the bottom, and the pretty village scene in the center, the whole thing is very colorful, happy and pretty. Charted for DMC and Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds, on 36ct, this will finish a generous 12 x 15! This will NOT get lost on the wall!
  • Nevermore is inspired by the narrative poem 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe. Coded for hand-dyeds, the dark colors against the slightly mangy light background with touches of the golden moon colors, make it so striking. Finishing approx 8 x 12 on 40ct... I just love those intricate zig-zag borders!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.
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!

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.

I'll Keep You Warm from Val's Stuff
I'll Keep You Warm from Val's Stuff
Val has two new wintery designs, bright in color and quick to stitch. Each is stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC from your stash. The kits come with the chart, paper, back mounting felt pieces. The featured buttons and the poke includes a painted wooden skewer as well.

I'll keep You Warm is just a cute sunny thing to perch on your windowsill, or attach to a wooden block. It finishes about 3 x 5. Get creative with your finishing... these are too cute!

Do it Yourself Stitch People 2nd Edition from Stitch People - click to see more
Stitch People Books
Wow, this is a really neat set of 7 books that, between them all, offer you literally thousands of different motifs to customize your own stitching project. We're showing you one of them here... click through to see the rest... it's definitely worth it!

The idea is to choose specific motifs from the entries to make your own family, vacation, or event pieces. You can use your own vacation pics or special event pics as the guide and stitch a memory that REALLY LOOKS LIKE YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR PIC!

Each book is spiral bound and printed in full color on heavy pages. The charts are huge, and as I mentioned, each book includes hundreds of individual options.

Halloween Alphabet A-B from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet C-D from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet E-F from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet G-H from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet I-J from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet K-L from Romy's Creations - click for more Halloween Alphabet M-N from Romy's Creations - click for more
Halloween Alphabet threads for the whole set from Romy's Creations - click for more The Halloween Alphabet
from Romy's Creations - All the way from Italy!
Look what just arrived! A & B through M & N are here now... and more are coming later this Fall. This is a DARLING set of small cushion-sized letters... each measures 60 x 60 in stitch count. Presented as charts AB, CD, EF, GH...etc... we will be up to MN, with the rest due to release this Fall.

Romy is using her own hand-dyed flosses, and *We have the entire set of 21 skeins of her threads to do all of them!* Can't wait to get a big bowl and fill it with candy and alphabet cushions! (We're doing an auto-ship for the rest of this set as well.)
Home Sweet Home - A New Stitch-Along from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Presenting Home Sweet Home - A New Stitch-Along beginning November of 2021
from By the Bay Needleart
Donna Bayliss is beginning a new mega-piece - this one features 12 different *home scenes,* one chart releasing each month till next November. The small parts measure only 42 x 70 each, but together, the entire piece will measure 168 x 336. You can choose whatever fabric you wish... on 32ct, it'll all finish 10 x 21 - so not really so overpowering and 'mega' at all! Donna always has neat trees. Look at this... every month's house has different landscaping...but they all go together with her willowy-billowy trees!

Coded for DMC, the entire 'threads needed' and layout info is included in the first chart... and all charts (during the stitch-along-year) will run $7.00 each. (Next year, when they are all released and the Stitch Along is finished, they'll all go up to $9 individually.) Charts are not sold 'single-y' this first year, which means if you want to pick and choose your favorite houses... either register to get the whole set and skip some, or wait till next year to get single charts (at the higher price.) Just so pretty... we're taking Sign-Ups now to begin shipping the day ours arrive to us! Maybe wait until your first chart comes to decide fabric color and count?

Ghoul's Crossing from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Ghoul's Crossing from Praiseworthy Stitches
Pam and Susan have a new Haunted Halloween Party House for 2021. *Come Ghoulies, Shriek, Growl and Dance!* Joining their collection of other busy houses... this one is just as colorful as the others, but a little different in finished size. It's a whopping 28 x 14 on 32ct Picture This Plus 'Haunted' linen, and it's garnished with a collection of JABCO clay spiders, bats, pumpkins and a little caldron button.

We have several of their models in the shop, and it's fun to find smaller take-out design areas to stitch smaller versions. The dramatic fabric highlights all the cute little ghosts and kids, the trees are all scraggly, the spider webs are thin metallic... a lot of fun things happening on ALL of their Halloween and Christmas Scenes! Presented as a chart... fabrics, buttons and extensive thread list (of 49 hand-dyed skeins or 34 Skeins of DMC and the metallic) are all offered separately. (Fabric and button info TBA)

Hands On Design Lick The Bowl Hands On Design Kitchen Counter It Came With the House Hands On Design Kitchen Counter Take Whisks Hands On Design Measure Up
The Kitchen Counter - The Complete Set of 4 Designs - Presented in 3 Charts from Hands On Designs
This has been a really cute set of designs - fun for any kitchen. Choose YOUR kitchen colors if the red and aqua don't match... they'll be just as cute.

Lick the Bowl, It Came With The House and Take Whisks are the three main designs with the 4th, Measure Up, being the bonus design that comes in parts from the other three charts. Each measures about 4 x 6, they'd all make cute housewarming gifts or kitchen renovation treats!

Sea Box by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Sea Box from Rovaris
Oh Look - Livia's Limited Edition Sea Tray!
New supply has arrived!
*Sea* is stitched in the middle of this charming 5 x 7-ish stitched medley of underwater critters and foliage. Seahorses, a crab, and a big octopus... it's a busy little underwater scene.

Along with the chart, you get this cool 7 x 7 x 2-ish inch wooden tray. It features that display area for your stitched cushion, and three holes to hold your needlework implements.

Livia is including the striped finishing fabric you see, and a bunch of cute seaside charms that are dangling there off the cushion. The two included wood tools supplied are one seam ripper and one frogger.
Antrim's Folly from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more

Antrim's Folly
by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes
This has been one of Theresa Baird's exclusive class pieces that is now available in chart format. Just a gorgeous piece, Theresa's inspiration came from a Betty Ring sampler that sold at a Sotheby's auction for over a million dollars in 2012.

She was enchanted by the mansion with the cedar trees, the barnyard with the animals, the young lady sitting straight and proud atop a horse, the farmhouse on the hill, and the flanking baskets of fruits and flowers.

It measures 257 x 355, and is worked in silks. The chart is 38 pages... it is full of stitch diagram detail, and actual close-up pics of some areas. Not for the faint of stitcher - not the quickest stitch either! Just an EXQUISITE needlework design to tantalize the brave!

How The Finch Stole Christmas from Artful Offerings - click for more

How The Finch Stole Christmas
from Artful Offerings
By Artful Offerings, isn't this a festive-looking guy? All dressed in his Santa Suit, he's holding a bright green package... lets hope he is DELIVERING rather than swiping!

Stitched on 18/36 he measures about 3 x 5. Coded for DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Karina has called for Simply Wool for his hat, trousers and collar trim.

Silver Needle Squirrels from The Blue Flower and Lindy Stitches -  click for more Acorn Basket from The Blue Flower and Lindy Stitches -  click for more Stitching Squirrel from The Blue Flower - click for more Gather and Stitch from The Blue Flower - click for more
Presenting Autumn - Blue Flower Style!
Jeannine McGowan designed these 4 pieces for our summer event this past July. We are thrilled to be able to offer them now as shop exclusive charts... and it's just the right time of year for all the little acorns! Everything is stitched on a very light green hand-dyed 36ct linen. Waterlily is good, Country Vintage Mocha would be good... even something with a golden tint would be great with all these Autumnal colors. There are lots of possibilities across the different fabric options. A Fat Quarter 'of whatever' will do all the designs, and if you want us to choose some velveteens and trims to coordinate for your set - we can, because we have our shop models! I'd do 2 velvets and 2 trims.
  • Silver Needle Squirrels features 4 stitching squirrels each perched atop their own acorn tuffett. Everyone is a different color... but their little hats match. Finished into a rather large octagon shaped cushion - about 6 inches in size, the center is anchored with a clay spool-of-thread button. Charted for hand-dyeds and DMC, Jeannine chose a very light hand-dyed green background linen. We have fun acorn buttons and leaves - so you might want a different button on the underside, and Lady dot's hand-dyed velveteen would be wonderful as your backing material, and the chenille or baby balls would be fun as edging trim.
  • Acorn Basket - This one would also be a cute pin cushion - just about 4 x 4 on 36ct - but in the pic it is finished as a needle book. The same color scheme of honey golds, avocado, cornsilk, cappucino, chocolate, rusts and grays, you could add some matching buttons to the front. We have luscious Dr's Flannel by Lady Dot to make needle pages, or back it with coordinating velveteen to go with the Squirrel cushion.
  • Stitching Squirrel - Oh these two are charming! More ladies in their fine hats stitching away... these two are perched on acorn pumpkins. Their border is even a hoop! Jeannine finished this one into a linen pinched-corner tray - backing it with pretty fabric. Measuring 83 x 90 on that same light green 36ct background, the little tray is about 6 x 6... and the Stitching Squirrels fit right inside - only then you cover up THIS design (so don't do that!) So... if you don't 'tray' this one - it'd be a companion cushion to the others.
  • Gather and Stitch - A pretty band design, this would be pretty across a basket, stitching pouch or stitching mat - or finished into this drum-shaped cushion. The stitched design is 191 x 41, and your drum will vary in size depending on how much fabric you allow at the top and bottom. Just Simple and pretty... add some fun pins to the top - choose a pretty Lady Dot velveteen for the topping and I personally love Chenille or the mini balls as trim!

#211 Santa Revisited VIII from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
A New Santas Revisited Edition - the 8th!
from Prairie Schooler
Here come MORE Genuine Prairie Schooler Annual Santas that have been out of print! We finally now have 1997, 1998 and 2013 again.

This should make all you collectors out there very happy, as we are really close now to being able to get ALL 38! Keep stitching!

Santa's Flight by Satsuma Street - click for more Sky-High Santa by Satsuma Street - click for more Sky-High Santa and Santa's Flight by Satsuma Street
Satsuma Street's Jodi Rice has sent two new Santa patterns both featuring hot air balloons - which is one of Santa's Sleigh alternatives!
  • Sky High Santa is glorious in his delightful balloon! Worked on a deep blue fabric - choose your count - it is coded for regular DMC floss, and will finish approx 11 x 17 on 14/28ct. Gorgeous, bright colors.... throw on some beads or add some metallics if you feel like it! (Our Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braids come in about 100 colors so there are lots of possibilities!) The chart is huge, and printed in color, the leaflet includes complete stocking finishing instructions as well.
  • Santa's Flight features Santa in a pastel-colored balloon high over the sleeping village. He finishes about 6 x 11 on 14/28 - a little smaller than the Sky High Santa - but he'd make a nice stocking companion anyway. This pattern has a few silver glass seed beads called for, and some silver and gold metallic... just absolutely charming! Use the finishing instructions supplied in Sky High, use the beaded idea from this one for that one, and you can have a matching pair of hot-air balloon stockings!

Des Couleurs dans mon Jardin from Jardin Prive - click for more Des Couleurs dans mon Jardin
from Jardin Prive
I think that says 'The Colors of the Garden' doesn't it? I don't need words to convey how pretty this little piece is! Stitched on Waterlily or Star Sapphire Linen, choose your count, it'll finish approx 6 x 6.

Coded for 11 shades of DMC, I love everything about those 20 x 20 stitched squares. Make them individually into cushions... add clay bee buttons instead of stitching the bees, use #8 Pearl Cotton for the white lacy borders to give it texture, make the sheep wooley - this is just the sweetest piece with pretty soft coloring. It's very small, delightfully so, and offered as a chart.
Brightly Colored Needle Tins! - click for more

Brightly Colored Needle Tins!
Don't you just want to soak up all these colors? Magnetic Needle Tins complete with matching Stitch Dots... each measures 1 x 3 x less than 1/2 an inch.

Lids slide off... just a great way to store needles.
Chase Your Dreams Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Rise & Shine Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Farm Girl Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Giddy Up Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
Fun New Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
Oh gosh these are so much fun to stitch... you transfer on the design, and then just regular straight stitching with a few Lazy Daisies... and PRESTO... a pretty towel nobody wants to use!

But DO use them, they are nice towels, and they'll make you feel good! Towels come with the pattern to transfer on (use our Sulky Stick 'n Stitch transfer film), the flosses and rik-rak for the edge trims.

Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
Presenting Caroline Amelia Trowell
from With Thy Needle & thread
Brenda Gervais his released a new sampler reproduction! Originally stitched by 10-yr old Caroline - a shepherd's daughter. Brenda tells us about Caroline, her family, where she lived and the significance of some of the motifs she chose for her sampler. The are photos of the original antique sampler in the leaflet as well.

Packed with sweet motifs, there are 3 'sections' to this... lots of opportunity for small cushion take-outs... and a pretty sawtooth border.

Stitched on 40ct hand-dyed linen by Seraphim, we have SEVERAL color options by Seraphim in various counts... so I am sure we can find you something lovely. Brenda uses a medley of DMC solids and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.
Jeweled Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
New Arrivals from Accoutrements
Wow... I need these Ruby slippers to transport me to the seashore so I can enjoy the palm trees and flamingos! Jeweled need minders with super-duper strong magnets attached... you can always find a place for another one of these! The flamingo is 3 inches tall, but the rest are smaller - an inch or two at best. Just love 'em all!
Lobstah Dinnah Ornament from The Elegant Thread - click to see more
Lobstah Dinnah Ornament
from The Elegant Thread
This is the CUTEST thing! By The Elegant Thread, stitch this cute little red lobster - he's 2 x 3 - and put him inside his mesh cage - he's ready to bring home for dinner! (Or you can hang him on your Christmas Tree, or perch him somewhere in your kitchen!)

Presented as a complete kit, you are stitching him over one thread on 22ct hand-dyed aqua blue linen. It's a pretty coarse weave, so it's not hard to see. Next, sew him together into a little pillow - the red and cream checkered backing fabric and interfacing are included. Then, roll the plastic mesh - included - into his trap, tie him inside there with the bit of included twine... and you're finished! This is SO creative and cute... I'm in the middle of nowhere in Oklahoma... I've never set lobster traps in my life, but even I know this is *a winnah!*

Stitch Tray Set from Jeannette Douglas Stitch Spool from Jeannette Douglas Home Together #3  With You I'm Home from Jeannette Douglas Home Together #4  Bless Our Home from Jeannette Douglas
New Designs Have Arrived from Jeannette Douglas
4 Small stitching projects, and we love them all!
  • Stitch Tray Set - What a fun 6 x 6-ish inch fabric tray - you stitch this flat and then pinch the corners together to raise the sides and create a tiny tool tray. Jeannette's pretty stitches cover the inside - all sorts of fancy things in there - it's charming! There is a matching scissor fob and can you see the drum-shaped cushion above the tray in the pic? That is a wrap-around design. Everything is trimmed with Lady Dot trims and velvets... which we will have at some point after the patterns arrive. Chart is offered separately from the silk thread pack, and the trims. There is also a neat pin set for this from Puntini.
  • Stitch Spool - This is a charming piece that can be finished as a little sewing case, stuffed pin cushion, or even wrapped around a wooden spool as shown in the leaflet's cover photo. It coordinates with the tray set, but is stitched with hand cottons floss rather than the silks. Threads, the gorgeous buttons and the red ribbon is included with the chart. (TBR) We have some spools - don't know for how long - those are offered separately.
  • Home Together #3 and #4 - This is a fun set of 3 x 3 designs that Jeannette suggests can be finished in many different ways. Pin cushion them - all individually, or finish them into a cube - or make them in a long row... a tall and skinny banner? Each part is offered by itself in a small chart format... quick and cute!

Flower Power from Carolyn Manning - click for more All the Smalls from Carolyn Manning - click for more
Two New Designs
from Carolyn Manning
Both of these designs are delightfully full of fun little florals. You could make a MILLION tiny cushions to nestle in a bowl, or make individual blocks from All the Smalls... use the DMCs called for or grab some varied hand-dyeds from your stash just for fun - beads too!
  • All the Smalls - Each little square is approximately 20 x 20 stitches for an overall design size of 91 x 137 stitches. Only 6.5" x 10" stitched on 28 count fabric.
  • Flower Power - Does this make you think of the '60s? Lots of pretty little flowers stitched on purple fabric. The stitch count is 179 x 179, only 13" x 13" stitched on 28 count fabric.

Patriotic Barn Trio from Waxing Moon
Patriotic Barn Trio
from Waxing Moon Designs
Waxing Moon has another trio collection of smaller designs - this time we have barns for the summer. Finishing about 4 x 5 on 30ct... they're pretty cute when you stitch them all and finish into a 3 or 4 sided triangle or cube stand-up. Takes less display space, and you still get to enjoy all of them at the same time.

Because of the saw tooth edging, they look like postage stamps... and would be perfect to work up on 14ct perforated paper... but even better - the NEW 18ct Paper!
Elizabeth Charnelay W from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Little Virginie 1837 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Kindred Spirits of the Thread from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Sophia Church from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Francis 1863 from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
New Lovelies From La D Da!
  • Elizabeth Charnelay W - Stitched on 36ct, this measures a generous 12-ish inches square. Worked with Weeks flosses of Havana, Dolphin, Terrapin and Red Rocks, there are 8 DMCs tossed in as well.
  • Little Virginie 1837 - Stitched on 36ct, this one finishes approx 10 x 10. There's a windmill in here... a peacock and that cool sailing ship... kind of a 'family established' thing!
  • Kindred Spirits of the Thread - This is a pin cushion for a stitcher! Stitched on 36ct Confederate Gray is calls for Weeks blackboard, Lichen, Caper, Cinnabar and Arrowhead. Easy to change colors though... any stitcher will love to have and use it!
  • Sophia Church - What a pretty piece! On 36ct, it finishes approx 17 x 7, and is stitched with Weeks Dirt Road, Adobe, Terrapin, Sanguine, Oil Cloth, Flat Fish, Bees Knees and a few other DMC flosses. Blackbird Designs has a sampler like this pictured on the back of their Sewing Club book... different pots of flowers, but the same layout. The two would be pretty hung together!
  • Francis 1863 - Well, isn't this the cutest little sampler bunny? Lori has a couple of other stitched and stuffed alphabet rabbits - they are ALL charming! Francis measures 80 x 80 - so on 32ct he's only 5 inches tall. He needs to sit on your shelf in a place of honor! Stitched with Weeks Cranberry Ice, Classic's Calico Kitty, and Gentle Art's Wood Trail and Cast Iron Skillet.

Craft Room My Love from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Craft Room My Love
from Cuore e Batticuore
This is such a cute little piece.... it needs to hang in your *Crafting Place of Honor!* There is a tiny hoop, cute pin cushions, a bitty sewing machine, scissors and skeins of yarn... If you're not into doing the whole piece, just pick out motifs and make little pin cushions out of them.

The entire stitch count is pretty big - 287 x 182 (18 x 11!) - so those smaller projects sound kind of good! Presented in a chart by Cuore e Batticuore, it calls for DMC flosses.

Woodland Sampler from Marjorie Massey - click for more
Woodland Sampler
from Marjorie Massey
Here's another delightful quaker-inspired sampler by Marjorie Massey. It'd be neat hanging in a mountain cabin because it features deer, evergreens, squirrels and acorns, and it has a 'coverlet feel' to it because of the reverse alphabet at the bottom.

Stitched in only one or two colors - choose a hand-dyed that you like against a background fabric that you like - absolutely nothing is called on the chart! Put your family initial in the center circle... and you know what? You can even change the alphabet to spell anything else besides THE ALPHABET! Stitch count is approx 170 x 200, the chart is nice and big, and she does have it printed in two colors of ink.
Flowershop from Thistles Merry X-Mas Welcome from Thistles Hilltop Village in Winter from Thistles
Thistles has fun new designs!
Liezbeth is from the Netherlands...and when we took our Silver Needle/Jeannette Douglas Tulip Time River Cruise to Holland two years ago... she met our group of 90 stitchers for a day with a huge trunk show of her things. It was delightful... and a neat memory.
  • Flowershop comes straight from her imagination! Stitched with 23 different shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, I'm not sure how large it is... but I think about 8 x 15. I see three panels here... the little shop and all it's gardens of flowers and trees. It's so happy, I just love it!
  • Merry X-Mas Welcome - Oh, there are pigs-in-love for Valentines and a black cat on Halloween that go with this - isn't this plump gingerbread cottage the cutest? Hansel and Gretel live there! It measures about 5 x 9 in size, I think, and is stitched in Gentle Art's Simply Wools of Tea Rose, Raven, Harvest Basket, Buttercrunch, Ruby Slippers, Cidermill Brown, Chives, Morning Glory, and Chalk.
  • Hilltop Village in Winter - This finishes Liezbeth's 4-season set... she traveled in southern Italy in 2019... and loved all the old villages on the hilltops and mountains. So we get smidgens of European villages all throughout the year. Finishing about 6 x 8... all of them are delightful!

Square Dance - complete set from Heart in Hand - click for more
Square Dance
This is a set of 4 leaflets - featuring the months, all very small (40 X 40 stitch count) and cute. The set is now complete.

Cecelia is part of The Trilogy... and WOW... now I see who designed so many of the 'Secret Gardens' they did years ago! These are real colorful and cheerful... and will make an awesome set of stitched blocks! She is also offering a freebie border chart for this (513 x 55) in case you want to do them all in one lonnnnngggg row (which could be 32 x 3!). Individuals will take 1/2 a yard to complete... long skinny row will need a long 1/4 yard cut.

Little Mean Green Fabric Clips - click for more
Little Mean Green Fabric Clips and Mini Clips by Clover
  • Little Mean Greens - Just a small package of 10 - 1-inch transparent slime-lime super-duper strong mini-clips... use these to help keep lots of fabric rolled up or multiple sheets of a chart clipped together. They are a little wider on the finger-grabbing end - so they're easier to hold onto.
  • Mini Clips - A bit smaller than the Mean Greens, teeny weeny, easy to see, and SUPER strong. These come in a package of 20 red and aqua, or a cool little plastic, divided storage box - red, purple, aqua, yellow and green - 10 of each for $30.

Little Berry Thief from Scattered Seed Samplers - click to see more
Little Berry Thief
from Scattered Seed Samplers
This is a sweet berry-shaped pin cushion with a little brown bird nibbling his precious and ripe strawberry. Stitched on 36ct Vintage Country Mocha linen with regular ol' DMC of B5200, 221, 869, 3011 and 3799... it finishes about 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches in size.

The chart includes an actual-sized template for the fabric size, and another for the green leaf top. Make that from vintage fabric or some wool. I like that Feather Stitching on the backside, too; it closes your berry!


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