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Sweater Weather from Plum Street Samplers George Decorates for Martha from Plum Street Samplers Raccoon Rabble from Plum Street Samplers Rest A Wile from Plum Street Samplers
New Arrivals from Plum Street Samplers.
Paulette excels at her Autumn-y colors and whimsey this time of year... and we have 6 new releases to prove it!
  • Sweater Weather - Even the little doggies need sweaters this time of year! Blowing leaves, fat crows, hooty owls and a skinny turkey who is hoping to skip Thanksgiving Dinner... everyone is here amidst those swirling leaves. Stitch count is 159 x 71, so they finish about 4 x 9 on 36ct. Coded for DMC and Classic hand-dyed flosses - think about one of the dogs with his buddy on his back, or that glorious central pimpkin... all of this is cute!
  • George Decorates for Martha - Paulette says this depicts George performing his Honey-Do List while Martha tends to the free birds. 178 x 99 - It finishes about 10 x 5. Another one to divide up in case you don't have time to stitch it all... the cool stack of pumpkins, the eagle and flag, all the repeating leaves in the background add a lot of visual charm to this!
  • Raccoon Rabble - Another STACK design, I think this is my favorite so far! The peeking-from-the-pumpkin one is darling... he's hiding in there, and probably not supposed to be there at all. The sly one above on the branch is looking like he's ready to poke the other one - his sibling - (just to get a rise out of him) - but Mom is looking on... and the baby is just up there because he's timid! Great colors, the corn makes a charming border! 3 x 5-ish.
  • Rest A Wile - This is charming! That sly little fox has his eyes closed - like he's sleeping - and that huge, glorious tail is stationary - just waiting to billow and scare the crow out of his berry snack! I LOVE love the busy background of all the vines, acorns, flowers and see the moon? Measures about 9 x 6, this is another one that could break up beautifully into some smaller pin cushions - interrupt the background, and make a set of three!

A Banner Year Ghosties & Gourds from Hands On Design - click to see more A Banner Year! Snow Much Fun!
from Hands On Design
The second Banner Year design arrives before most of us have enjoyed our first snowfall! Skiing, Skating and Sledding, these are worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen with either DMC or hand-dyeds, and feature Lady Dot's new 'Flakey' shade of Rik Rak trim.

The color & Cotton hand-dyed flosses come in a special assortment packet - and will be the same colors used from previous designs.

Jump Into Spring from Jeannette Douglas Soar into Summer from Jeannette Douglas Fall Into Autumn from Jeannette Douglas Cozy into Winter from Jeannette Douglas
The 4 Seasons of Florals
  • Jump Into Spring - First in a 4-seasons series... chart format, hand-dyed cottons, pretty 5 x 5 pin cushion designs with just a few special stitches.(it just so happens that our last Circle of Friends design is the Winter edition of this... so if you are in our Circle - yours is at least a year early!). The patterns are presented as charts and they're stitched on 32ct from Picture This Plus.
  • Soar into Summer is the second seasonal basket of flowers - it companions Jump Into Spring - which has already been released. A sweet 4 x 5-ish piece, it features a perky and quirky border with a few rows of specialty stitches along the bottom of the basket. This is now a lovely 4-piece set.
  • Fall into Autumn is Jeannette's third in this seasonal set of pin cushions. We already have Jump Into Spring and Soar Into Summer, and Cozy into Winter is coming in December. (You'll remember that Cozy was our Circle of Friends Design last December... so lots of you already have that one - hopefully some have finished it!) Really a pretty little piece, it uses hand-dyed cottons and the bands all across the bottom feature special stitches.
  • Cozy into Winter is the final one in the set. If you were a member of our Little Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle this year... you should remember this as our first design last January. (So you already have it.)

Santa Season from AB Designs - click for more Best Presents from AB Designs - click for more Best Presents and Santa Season from AB Designs
Amy Bruecken has two new designs - always cute and colorful. Both are presented as single card charts.
  • Best Presents is meant to be something you can stitch for your best buds. Change colors if you want, jazz up the fabric, mis-spell something if you want, add more snow-people if you want... she's always telling us to do 'whatever-with-whatever!'

  • Santa Season features her Polka-dot Santa wearing his striped stockings with matching hat. His snowman buddy is up there happy as can be. Choose any sort of sky-blue fabric - opalescent would be fun too - he finishes approx 4-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 32ct. Amy says the bottom area makes a cute ornament... just the box, or add the house and tree... or just do Santa, skip the legs and bottom star... lots of options here.

2020 Snow Joyful from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more 2020 Santa Love Stitchers Ornament from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more Santaville from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more
Homespun Elegance 2020 Releases: Snow Joyful, Santa Loves Stitchers and Santaville
A couple of cute designs have arrived in plenty of time for next Christmas! All are charts, with embellishments suggested, but not included.
Snow Joyful and Santa Loves Stitchers are two ornament-sized designs that finish about 3 x 4 on 30ct fabric. Mixtures of DMC and hand-dyed floss, the Santa features some different colors of Wisper thread - a very thin furry thread.

Santaville is cute! It measures about 3 x 15 on 18ct linen over two, and can be stitched with #5 Pearl cottons or flosses. Sandra suggests you to finish it into a drum or windowsill tuck... it is embellished with buttons on both ends... the tiny sheep are only 3 stitches high and the snowman is only 7!

Merry Christmas from Bent Creek - click for more NOEL from Bent Creek - click for more Retro-Re-Prints: NOEL & Merry Christmas from Bent Creek
Oh, we had shop models of these back in the 'olden days!'
  • NOEL is the classic BC cabin in the snow scene... we had this stitched on 10ct Natural Betsy Ross Linen with specialty threads - and Mona had made it into a half-circle box stand-up! Measures 87 x 76 in stitch count... add some flake embellishments between the letters, some opalescent for the snow, there are already pretty hand-dyeds used for the trees and cabin. Coded for DMC and Weeks threads, the original published date for this was 2000!
  • Merry Christmas - Just a cute tree, this is coded for both Weeks and DMC, and measures 76 x 111. This one was originally published in 1995! How many things in your house can still look good 25 years later (besides you?) Still really cute, they did some larger X's and Rice stitches in the tree greenery for texture - you'll see when you get the chart.

Sunflowers & Crows Pin Cushion and Sunflowers & Crows Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Sunflowers and Crows from Fern Ridge Collections
Seems like we're just getting past the sunflower and crow season... so technically you have a year to get ready for them again with these! Fern Ridge's matching beaded scissor fob and pin cushion set is FULL of lip-puckering late fall color. The linen for the 3-1/2 x 5 cushion is 28ct Riviera Olive - a strong olive green, and the flosses are bright golden yellow, deep burgundy, along with crisp green and cinnamon. The complete kit contains that fabric and thread, along with the Chianti Lady Dot Ball edging trim, the hand-dyed silk ribbon to hold a pair of your scissors, coordinating batik backing fabric, the JABCO clay sunflower button and 4 burgundy corner buttons, and the little glass black crow pin by The Glasshopper.

The matching Peyote Stitched beaded fob is stunning! Those beads and crystals in the fringed decoration really pick up the light... I can't stop playing with all that beaded fringe! This kit comes with everything you need to make that piece - which should take you 4 to 6 hours to complete.
Candy Claus Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Partridge & Pear Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Snow Buddy Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more Deer Santa Kit by Satsuma Street - click for more
Colorful Paper Ornaments from Satsuma Street
New this first week of December, Jodi Rice has 4 new designs to grace your Christmas Tree! Each is stitched with DMC floss and garnished with old fashioned sequins. Bright, fun colors, they are presented as complete kits of the 14ct perforated paper, the threads and sequins, with a few glass beads tossed in for glitz. They finish about 3-1/2 inches high... and need a home by Christmas!

Satsuma has an entire set of The Nutcracker Ballet ornaments, as well as almost 15 scary Halloween ornament designs - they are all pictured on our Satsuma Street page - click the pic to see them all.

Moo-dolf from Petal Pusher - click to see more Heavenly Hog Chart from Petal Pusher - click to see more Oh Chickmas Tree from Petal Pusher - click to see more Frosty the Snow Ram from Petal Pusher - click to see more Whinny the Elf from Petal Pusher - click to see more
The Holiday Hoedown from Petal Pusher - click to see more The Holiday Hoedown from Petal Pusher
Remember Halloween Hoedown, our little set of barnyard animals all dressed up for Trick or Treat? Petal Pusher's Barbie Tingley has released her Barnyard Party for Christmas - here they are! Moo-dolf is a cow, Heavenly Hog is an angel-pig! The tree in the center has a little chicken there... it's O Chickmas Tree. Frosty the Snow Ram is the sheep that comes next, and finally Whinny the Elf is the little horse.

Each animal is available separately to stitch as individual ornaments - they measure about 4 x 5 with all the background and picket fence borders, but smaller just by themselves. You can join the barnyard together into the main hoedown piece - it finishes about 5 x 16. The Holiday Hoedown border is presented across the 5 charts. Coded for DMC, they are just darling!

Gnome for Christmas from Peacock and Fig - click to see more
Gnome for Christmas
from Shannon Christine Designs
Here's a quick little design that finishes only 6 x 6-ish on 32ct... full of cute Christmas gnomes. Actually, that smallest one is only 30 stitches high, so he makes a perfect ornament just by himself.

Charted for just a few DMC colors, nothing involved... the shades are easy to change so you can stitch them in grays and greens too. Just cute and quick.

Cold Noses from Lizzie Kate and The Silver Needle Cold Noses from Lizzie Kate and The Silver Needle Presenting Cold Noses by Lizzie Kate!
It's time to enjoy our previously-unreleased exclusive design Cold Noses by Lizzie Kate!
Stitch a row of cute penguins with their snowman buddy. Everyone is ready for a snowstorm - complete with warm neck scarves and shovels in hand!
This is the ORIGINAL design Linda used in her final appearance at The Silver Needle's 2018 Summer Stitching Event. Our chart includes all the original button embellishments to stitch the main trio pic of penquins and snowman AS WELL AS the Casual Friday and Prom Penguins (he is the one wearing the tux!) - both bonus charts that are included in our pack!

Darling, darling... ours is presented on the featured 32ct Crystal Mint linen by Picture This Plus... we have that available separately as well. (Crystal Linen is not longer made... so the fabric will not always be available going forward... so if you think you want it... get it NOW. The cut is large enough to stitch all the designs.) Our packs include the nose and snowflake buttons to stitch each chart, as well as a smattering of glisteny seed beads for the background snow. The design is coded for Weeks hand-dyed flosses and a smattering of DMC. Just a special November treat to help you celebrate the upcoming snowy season!

Blackbird's Early Christmas Morning - click for more
Early Christmas Morning
from Blackbird Designs
Blackbird has released a darling round mattress pin cushion! Stitched on 36ct hand-dyed, it measures approx 5-1/2 inches in diameter. The stitched band wrapping all around wishes Merry Christmas and is just 1-1/2 inches high.

Stitched with a medley of hand-dyed flosses, the entire little round mattress will finish approx 6 inches round by about 2 inches high! Just beautiful... You CAN get this done in time for Christmas!

Home for the Holidays from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Country Cottage's Home for the Holidays
Here's a little 6-1/2 inch quick-stitch for the Holidays. Worked on 32ct Water Lily linen, which has a lovely mossy green tint to it, you can make individual ornaments out of the houses... or even make a two-sided cushion with the row of houses on the front and the words on the back.

Teeny gingerbread people (only 9 x 13 in stitch count!), and peppermint words, the chart is coded for DMC and/or Classic Colorworks. Stitch the family name in the band of snow along the bottom!

January Sampler of the Month from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Country Cottage's Sampler of the Month
Country Cottage has begun the 12 months wit skinny band samplers - January is the first, of course, and is here. They will all be the same size - 45 x 125 - so petite 3 x 8's on 16 Aida/32ct Linen.

Snowmen and greenery above and below the house, all is coded for DMC or Classic Coloroworks hand-dyed floss.

Presented in her small chart format, we'll offer a monthly shipment on these if you'd like to collect them all - the set should finish in November of 2021.
Holiday Home Berries from Erica Michaels - click for more Hearthside Christmas from Erica Michaels - click for more Reindeer Games from Erica Michaels - click for more
A trio of new Arrivals from Erica Michaels
  • Holiday Home Berries - What a cute pair of stitched cushions that you could actually hang on your Christmas Tree! Worked on 32ct Polka Dot Belfast Linen, one says Home for the Holidays and the other features that little gingerbread house. Each is topped with Weeks Dye Works felted wool decoration... and garnished with a set of JABCO hand-made clay pins. Bright and colorful, they are charming! You'll need Snow Cream, Candy Apple, Meadow and Collards wool schnigglets - a set of those will top half a dozen berries!
  • Hearthside Christmas - A simple welcoming sampler to stitch - it won't take a lifetime to complete - even though it's 10 x 12 on 36ct. The smaller pin cushion design is a take-out from the larger - it reads Friends for you fireside, good times, good cheer.
  • Reindeer Games - This one is kind of fun, especially if you are a 'crossword puzzle' family! What I LOVE, though, about the pattern are the two smaller projects pictured on the cover - a tiny reindeer berry and and the little drum stand-up. Just really fun decorations to perch around during the holidays!

Gingerbread Houses from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more An Advent Calendar of Motifs from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more
An Advent Calendar of Motifs and Gingerbread Houses from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
  • You'll need to get a little creative in planning out an Advent Calendar to take advantage of these super-cute little Holiday motifs! I'd choose Gingerbread colored fabric by Picture This Plus... I'm not sure if I'd make these on the fronts of tiny treat pockets or what, but all the designs are around 20 x 20 or 25 each - nice petite little pieces, coded for DMC. Some would be cute ornaments as well.

  • The Gingerbread Houses are shown on a gray background. Each measures about 50 stitches high, and vary in width. Coded for DMC, you could add metallics, opalescents and beads all over on these! Think about a gingerbread village of individual stand-up blocks too!

Wee Santa 2020 Wee One Card from Heart in Hand - click for more
2020 Annual Wee Santa
from Heart in Hand
The jolly 'ol guy is here, dressed in knitted leggings and a gray sweatshirt! He's taking his bitty snowman friend out for a walk... both of them have candy canes to help with the walking and enough to eat too!

Stitched on 32ct Doubloon Linen by Picture This Plus, this calls for either DMC or hand-dyeds. The small chart comes with a trio of tiny brass star charms to dot the sky.

4-Inch Wooden Ruler Thread Organizer -- click here to see more!
Fun Ouija Thread Organizers!
Something cute for your stitching threads... use this 3-3/4 x almost 6-inch mini 'gameboard' to hold your project threads.

The coordinating needle minder - the planchette - is what we used to move around the board to tell our future and fortune! It features two magnets so you can attach it to fabric if you need to.

Just a fun blast from the past! Want to know more about the history of Ouija Boards?

Fantasy Biscornus Koala from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Skunk from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Fox from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Fantasy Biscornus Gnome from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Another new Animal Biscornu
from The Tiny Modernist
This darling little Koala arrived this week... he joins Tiny Modernist's set of whimsical pin cushions - most of which are unusual animals we don't get to stitch much! You can make JUST one of the small corner motifs for an ornament or a fob, or just one side of the two-sided cushons - whatever you have time for.

The whole set so far is pictured on our Tiny modernist page... cute as can be! Each is offered in a single small card chart format, so you can pick and choose favorites.

Gingham on the Go Project Bags -  click for more
Gingham on the Go Project Bags
Hey, these are kind of fun! A set if three nylon/plastic woven mesh pouches; each is gusseted and features a top zipper closure. They're even 14ct - so you can STITCH ON THEM!

The smallest one is 8 x 10 x 2-1/2, medium one is 10-1/2 x 13 x 3-1/2, and the largest is 13 x 15-1/2 x 4. They're soft and lightweight, you can see through them, and they're cute - especially if you over-achieve and add some cute personalization stitching to them.

Gingher Evelyn 8-inch Shears and 4-inch Embroidery Scissors
The 2020 Annual Designer Series Gingher Shears and Scissors

This year's limited edition Gingher 8-inch Shears and 4-inch Embroidery Scissors have arrived! Always a pretty floral design enameled on the handles, this year they are named *Evelyn* and feature florals in the DMC color family of 349 to 352.

Very bright and cheerful, they are substantial in weight, super razor-sharp. and well balanced - everything you love about your Ginghers!

Presented with a plastic protective sheath for the shears or a smaller leather sheath for the 4-inch size.

Halloween Parade from The Blue Flower -  click for more Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more
Acorns & Halloween Parade from The Blue Flower
Blue Flower's September Releases!
  • Acorns - Measures 137 x 141, so finishes approx 8 x 8 on 36ct... this features little scurrying squirrels all keeping track of their plentiful acorns! Bright Leaf, Pamlico, Molasses, Juniper, Grasshopper, Sweet Potato, Bee's Knees, St Bernard, Pebble beach, Tea and Biscuits, and Trail Dust make up the delicious autumnal color palette. *The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn.*
  • Halloween Parade - *Strange things are seen on Halloween!* Enjoy this scene of all our pets our trick-or-treating! Jeannine says they'd get bones and fish instead of candy, but they'd still dress up! There's a tomato-puppy in here... a bee, a lion, an angel, a dinosaur, a turkey... and of course the big dog with the skeleton outfit on! This measures 183 x 120 - 10 x 7 on 36ct, and the whole thing is stitched with good old regular DMC floss!

Bouquet Ovale from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Souris Couture from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Cute Designs from TraLaLa
  • Souris Couture - What a cute little stitching mouse! She's holding her threaded needle, perched atop that spool of thread... all the rest are growing flowers! The tomato pin cushion is super cute on there, too. The whole thing measures 110 x 79 - so not big at all - only 5 x 7 on 32ct. If you do the mouse individually, she's only 45 x 25, and that tomato is just a little over 2 inches square! DARLING pin cushions to stitch individually, and then gather together in a bowl!
  • Bouquet Ovale - This is the third glowing bouquet design we have by Tra la la - you can see the other two that coordinate with it on our inside pages. (Jolies Fleurs and Joli Bouquet) All three of them are so pretty... each is just a little different, but they do go together! Soft Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses of Forest Glade, Garden Gate, Soot, Raspberry Frost, Aged Pewter, Grasshopper, Old Purple Paint, Old Red Paint and Caramel Corn, the overall stitch count is 115 x 69 - or a petite and pretty 7 x 4 on 32ct!

Patchwork de la Plage from Jardin Prive - click for more Sampler aux Fleurs from Jardin Prive - click for more Sampler aux Fleurs and Patchwork de la Plage
from Jardin Prive
We have a pair of new arrivals by Jardin Prive that look like they'd be fun to stitch. Presented as charts, they are both coded for DMC floss.
  • Sampler aux Fleurs measures 254 x 190, and finishes 11 x 14 on 18/36ct fabric. You can stitch it in one color of hand-dyed (cat sampler is stitched that way on her page) if you want - or the 8 DMC's - 152, 223, 733, 931, 932, 3011, 3781 and 3790. Not all the letters are in all the alphabets on here - to save space and to mimic antique samplers! You could have fun with your family - make 'em figure out what's missing - or you could change some of the ABC letter order and stitch words or names instead.
  • Patchwork de la Plage is another patchwork design - we have cats, dogs and Halloween already on her pages - this is another cute design theme. Tiny one-inch squares, they build together to make a charming sampler. Do a bunch of individual squares and make bitty fobs or whatever, stitch 3 or 4 together to make pin cushions - you could make at least a dozen different combinations with this and make a whole bowl of cute smalls! So darn cute, it's coded for DMC's of 310, 321, 437, 597, 733, 783, 839, 922, 3809, 3810 and 3865.

#251 Hugs & Kisses Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more A cute New Dishtowel Design
from Bareroots... Because I Said So!
Barri has a new design in her fun set of embroidered dish towels... this one sports 'The Absolute Truth! *Because I said so, Mom.* All of these 100% cotton towels come with the line design drawings (ready to be transferred on with our super-special transfer paper), the flosses and rik rak trim for towel ends.

Grab an old fashioned embroidery hoop and practice up on Lazy Daisy and Long stitches... and you're good to go! Because I Said So is part of the set of 12 other monthly and holiday towels... all are just the cutest!

Special Delivery from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more

Vintage Sewing Accessories from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
This is a neat pattern. It is a medley of antique sewing accessories and tools, all stitched with 26 various shades of DMC floss. The charts in here are huge, and all in color. You can stitch each 'thing' individually or do the entire medley, which measures 117 x 141 - so only 7 x 9 on 32ct!

It looks a lot bigger than that, so the moral of this story is PIN CUSHIONS AND LITTLE SEWING CASES! That tape measure is about 15 x 60 the button card is only 34 x 34, the safety pin is only 10 x 30... these are enchanting little what-nots! Get the chart, and then figure out what you want to do with all the designs... this is a 'must have!'

Sweet William Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Hollyhock Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Solomon's Seal Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more RamblingRose Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Johnny Jump Up Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Marigold Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more
Finishing Kit for Ladies Garden Journal from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Summer House Stitch Workes' Ladies Garden Journal is Now Complete!
Summer House Stitche Workes has a pretty series of garden flowers, each stitched on 32ct Beige linen and finishing 5-1/2 inches square. There are six florals in the set - each offered in a separate chart, and they are coded for DMC or Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses.Beth Ann describes them as her whimsical garden!

She did a finishing kit for this project - we will have these for a limited time. She's provided 8 unfinished wooden boards, 7 precut to size mat boards, 4 yards of twill tape ribbon, a coordinating Journal cover design, and finishing instructions to construct your stitched set of flowers into this cool zig-zag-folding journal!

A fun finishing idea, kind of a surprise presentation if it's folded on your table and someone picks it up to look at it! Each of the six flower panels could be framed or cushioned as well... it's a cheerful set!

Gingerbread Candy Mouse by Just Nan -- click to see more!
Presenting Just Nan's 2020 Gingerbread Candy Mouse and Christmas Nest Ornaments
  • Gingerbread Candy Mouse is very fond of holiday sweets, especially candy canes and peppermints. Her dress is decorated with striped candy in all shapes and sizes with a few green candy sticks mixed in for holiday color. She holds a candy cane charm and wears a hat made from red and white striped beads with a green bugle bead in the center.
    She is shown on Nan's (2014 release, featuring The Angel Mouse) Gingerbread Garden Cube, a favorite perching place of hers - because they match! Included with the chart are the beads, gold tail, signature button base, pin for her hat, and a brass candy cane charm. She is stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen... matching all the rest of the pieces in Nan's extensive collection of Gingerbread Miniatures!Christmas Nest - The 2020 Annual Ornament by Just Nan -- click to see more!

  • Christmas Nest - The 2020 Annual Ornament - this year, it features a glittering bird nest nestled in the middle of 4 shaded poinsettia flowers all stitched with DMC and bits of Kreinik #4 metallic braid. See the 4 miniature cardinals between the flowers at the 4 sides? Nan has painted the eggs and leaves on her nest charm, and dusted it all with soft glitter. The little ornament is stitched on 32ct natural and finishes about 3 inches square.

Presenting The 2020 Mill Hill Holiday Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's 2020 Holiday Button & Bead Kits are Here!
The Holiday Button & Beaded Kits - These are the 5-inch ones - complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, lots of DMC floss and tons of glass seed beads. Each design comes with a hand-made ceramic button embellishment as well.... ALWAYS fun to make!

The 2020 Winter Holiday Ornament Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
The 2020 Winter Holiday Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Winter Holiday - These are the 3-inch ornament-size, perfect for a Christmas Tree! Each complete kit comes with 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary flosses and beads, and a small glass Treasure or charm embellishment of some sort, and a small magnet for finishing - in case you don't want to make an ornament. SUPER cute this year, we love that cupcake, and of course the tropical Santa is the CUTEST! The Teddy's Tale is cute too... something to stitch for your grandbaby you read to.

Antarctic Santas, the 2020 Santa Ornament Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Antarctic Santas, the 2020 Santa Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Antarctic Santas - This year's trio of International Santas - everyone loves these! Something like the 25th YEAR for these... there are a ton of Santas from everywhere, doing everything fun - perfect to commemorate a vacation you took that year, or a favorite hobby. Finishing about 4-1/s inches high, they are stitched on 14ct perforated paper and feature a few smatterings of glass beads, not too many, though. All of them have a fun white floss beard treatment - have you noticed that over the years?

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.

The Gnome Quartet Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
New Christmas Kits from Mill Hill
The Gnome Quartet
Oh my gosh... these are SO CUTE! Just in time for '100-degree-outsides-so-stay-inside-stitching' weather, come these 4 little gnome designs! Presented as complete kits of 28ct linen with floss, needles, chart and a few Mill Hill glass beads, these little guys finish approx 6 x 6 each. We have a skiing, sledding, fishing and hiking gnome - my favorite though is that little bunny riding in the sled!

(As a added feature you COULD use Rainbow Gallery's Wisper thread for the beards. It is a very thin and very furry thread, 70% kid mohair and 30% nylon.... it is NOT included in the kits. Totally just a suggestion of mine - it comes on 20 yd cards, white, cream and grays... check you stash to see if you have any!) Anyway, super cute designs, since they are on linen you have the option of framing them or making pillows!

All The fun Of The Fair from Little Dove Designs - click to see more
All The fun Of The Fair from Little Dove Designs
Oh we might not be going to The Fair much in 2020... but we used to... and we will again! Now it means greasy food, and kind of getting sick watching the crazy rides. The 4-H exhibits are neat... the booths selling ironing board covers - not so much.

So WHY do we remember it so well from when we were little? Everything must have been colorful back then, the candy was delicious, and those rides didn't make you sick - just super scared!

This is a fun scene from your memory - measuring 123 x 176 - so 9 x 12 on 28ct. Coded for DMC, choose a fun background fabric color so the white will show up, and for heavens sake, add some metallics and beads to this! What a fun summer decoration to get out and display from June to September!

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!

Wicked Women Unite from AB Designs - click for more I Smell Children from AB Designs - click for more
I Smell Children and Wicked Women Unite
from AB Designs
Amy Bruecken has a couple of new designs that are full of the personality of her favorite season - Halloween! Presented as single charts, she suggests wild fabric to complement the regular, solid DMC flosses she's used on them. You can add embellishments where-ever you want, she doesn't have anything specific featured on them.
  • I Smell Children will finish approx 4-1/2 x 8 on 32ct... if you don't want to offend your grand children - you CAN leave off the words... but this might really be cute propped in the candy bowl just for fun!
  • Wicked Women Unite is kind of a return of Amy's Fridge Art from a few years ago - little 3 x 3 squares that finished into refrigerator magnets. Five little squares you can arrange however you like... again, just regular DMC floss!

Pumpkin Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Country Christmas Ornaments 1 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Country Christmas Ornaments 2 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Country Christmas Ornaments 3 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Pumpkin Patch and Country Christmas Ornaments
from Annie Beez Folk Art
  • Pumpkin Patch - This is a fun color rendition for fall pumpkins! Kind of looks like that striped one just 'broke out' from the patch! Measuring only 77 x 55, it's about 3 x 5 on 32ct, and is stitched with just 5 shades of DMC. Even though it's just regular Cross Stitch, I think it would look really good to do Smyrna Crosses over 4 in those black bands and for the black dots on the orange pumpkin. It'd give a lot of unexpected texture. The finished wooden pumpkin piece it is mounted on came from Hobby Lobby.
  • Country Christmas Ornaments - This is a set of 14 ornament designs presented across three separate charts. They are all the same size - 44 x 40 - so will finish 2 x 2 on 40ct, or 3 x 3 on 14/28! Choose a fabric you like; these are worked on a natural color. Each is embellished with clay buttons on their corners. They're all different, and use bells, peppermints, snowflakes, hearts, stars, cardinals, holly... really any clay buttons from Just Another Button Company that accent and enhance the colors in each ornament. (Buttons all run around $2.50 each... available separately, just let us know if you want some!) The ornaments are finished flat, so you COULD use perf paper, you COULD finish with a color of felt behind the stitching that matches your buttons, and then use the final backing color (in this case -black.) You COULD make each set into a little stand-up cube with stitching on each side!

Secret Santa hd-203 Holly St. Nick from Hands On Design - click to see more Secret Santa hd-204 The Santa Key from Hands On Design - click to see more Secret Santa hd-212 Silent Night from Hands On Design - click to see more Secret Santa hd-213 Merry & Bright from Hands On Design - click to see more
hd-216 Deer Santa from Hands On Design - click to see more hd-217 Naughty or Nice from Hands On Design - click to see more hd-225 Spread Joy from Hands On Design - click to see more hd-226 Jingle All the Way from Hands On Design - click to see more
Hands On Design's Secret Santa Series is finished!
Spread Joy and Jingle All the Way are the final two Santa designs in this cute set! All are available separately, in case you missed some of them!
Presented as individual charts, they are stitched on 32ct (you'll need a fat quarter yard of fabric) Vintage Tiffany from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.

Just Cross Stitch Halloween 2020 Issue - click to see more

Reindeer #389 from JBW Designs - click to see more Halloween in the Round #387 from JBW Designs - click to see more Peace on Earth #390 from JBW Designs - click to see more Fall Releases from JBW!
Judy Whitman has 7 new small card designs - one for Halloween, and six for Christmas. Three are shown here... click through to see the rest. Everything can be stitched over one or two threads on your fabric choice, and remember that when stitching the monochromatic designs - you CAN swap out thread and fabric colors if you want!

The bitty wooden sled designs are cute... you have to paint the wooden sleds yourself... these are green. In years past, we have had red. The mini-stockings continue Judy's series of Christmas Carols, they make cute ornaments. If the designs feature embellishments, our card charts include them. A nice selection of small designs to finish in a jiff.

Embroidery Christmas from Nikyscreations - click to see more
Embroidery Christmas
by Nikyscreations
Nikki-from-Italy has a darling new little piece - a 100-stitch square of Christmas motifs with a stitching theme. Choose any fabric you like - on 40 over 2 this will finish 5 x 5 - and 7 x 7 on 14.

Coded for DMC floss, (she has 18 colors called for) there are small scissors, a spool, and a needle on here... what I see are lots of tiny options for some mini pin-cushions to make a set. She has finished this on the front of a stitching pouch - another really nice idea to show this off, and make it useful at the same time!
Wickety By Cross Eyed Cricket -- click to see more
from Cross Eyed Cricket
Something new by Cross Eyed Cricket! Ms Wickety wears wings, but Vicki promises she is no angel Stitched on 28ct Lambswool Linen with regular DMC, Wickety has bits of purple and vintage gold metallic in her dress. She measures over 6 x 11... so you won't miss her in the room!

The bonus pattern in the leaflet is another of Cross Eyed Cricket's famous mittens... this time it's a MUMMY! We have no idea how many mittens there are - at least 100 I bet - so something else darling to add to your collection!

Holiday Farm Animals from Imaginating - click for more Jolly Old St Nick from Imaginating - click for more Jolly Old St Nick and Holiday Farm Animals - A pair of fun Christmas designs from Imaginating
  • Jolly Old St Nick - Wow... this guy needs to be stitched and grandly framed so he can be pulled out every year and hung in a place of honor. Designed by Mary Engelbreit, you'll want to stitch this on something white and over two threads. All the backstitch is half-placed, so that middle hole gives you a nice, even place for your needle, and makes your stitches a little smoother than Aida would. On 14/28, He finishes only 9 x 9, on 18/36 he's a mere 7 x 7! Regular DMC - 27 colors - lots of shading on this. The beard is against the unstitched white - just go to town with all those backstitches! He's so commanding and makes you smile!
  • Holiday Farm Animals - Isn't this festive? All three are cute just by themselves - stacked or not - but I LOVE that little pig! You could stitch him just by himself (3 x 4 on 18ct) as an ornament - he is precious! Actually, this piece is kind of on the larger side. Entire stitch count is 152 x 213 (11 x 15 on 14ct!) so it won't go missed anywhere you display it. Stitched with normal colors of regular DMC.

Something Wicked BANNER & BISCORNU Book from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Something Wicked BOX & SMALLS Book from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Something Wicked Box & Smalls and Banner & Biscornu
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has two new books that feature delightfully fun sets of designs for Halloween, and then really concentrate on all the finishing details for everything in the sets.
  • Boxes and Smalls has the cutest Halloween alphabet circling around a box that you line and cover... you're learning neat and tidy finishing into a wooden hoop. You can cover a plastic tape measure with stitching and a professional trimming, and even make a casket-shaped box for scissors!
  • The coordinating Banner and Biscornu set of designs makes that long hanging that Sue then wraps around a wooden spool and tops with the Biscornu cushion! Really fun things, you can use all the Lady Dot trims and velvets to match your threads, use some JABCO clay pins, add beads and metallics all over the place, so many options for all of this. Great assembly pics... TONS of info in these two publications!

Halloween?  I Can't, I'm Stitching! from Jardin Prive - click for more Halloween? I Can't, I'm Stitching!
from Jardin Prive
Well, maybe take some time off to Trick or Treat? By Jardin Prive, she suggests your witch can have green skin! Just 8 shades of DMC in this 126 x 86 count piece... my eye sees three separate pin cushions across the top.

I see the witch stitching. Then, I see another section - another cushion - of the scissors, floss and Boo. (You could even split that one into two!) Then, I see the house and tree scene! There are lots of fun possibilities with this one!

Spooktacular by Hinzeit -- click to see more new designs Spooktacular
from Hinzeit
We haven't had anything new from Hinzeit for quite some time... but I saw this one and liked it! Kind of a hint of a Jack-O-Lantern, it's pretty bold and cute. Measures 49 x 191 - you can stitch it on anything you want - 32ct makes it 3 x 12.

Coded for regular DMC floss, the chart comes with a spider charm. I would categorize the spider as icky! He's over 1/2 an inch in size, the kind that 'hops' when you try to get it, and I would definitely NOT step on one of these with bare feet! (charm or real!!!) So there you have it - charming with a terrifying embellishment!

Halloween Seed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Jack's Urn by Kathy Barrick - click to see more Sleepy Hollow by Liz Matthews - click to see more Second Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more
Halloween Seed Sack, Jack's Urn, Sleepy Hollow & Second Day of Christmas
The Barrick Ladies have released a few new titles for the Fall that we really like!
  • Halloween Seed Sack - By Carriage House Samplings - What a cute way to finish some needlework... make a big bag and stuff it with candy or pumpkins! Stitched on 32ct oaken, the needlework part is 9 x 10, so your sack CAN finish into a decent size!
  • Jack's Urn - By Kathy Barrick - This one is fun because of the cool background, that bold urn and then that whole house scene inside the pumpkin! Lots of neat design elements in this one, it is stitched on 36ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus, and finishes about 8 x 8.
  • Sleepy Hollow - By Liz Matthews, This one has that cool branch of owls, all those pretty leaves and acorns, and then all the jacks and cats along the bottom. Lots to look at, it finishes approx 6 x 12 on 32ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus, and is stitched with regular DMC!
  • Second Day of Christmas - By Liz Matthews, stitch this as a flat picture, or do that awesome 'tree shape' finish... this is charming! It finishes approx 6 x 8 on 32ct... stitch your family initials - or friends - into those houses along the bottom.

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