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Bayliwick from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has a charming new sampler that feels like two different pieces! The left-hand side is full of (technically) Blackwork - but it's stitched in colors! 90 x 150 - it measures about 6 x 9 on 32ct, and is full of specialty stitches of Eyelets, Algerians, Smyrnas and Satins. Little bands that would be stunning around the edges of some 'mattress pin cushions!'
The other side - 140 x 150 will finish about 9 x 9 - what a perfect size for all this glorious stitching! Karen has loaded this full of charming motifs, and then given you tons of suggestions inside the leaflet for things to do with them singly. The entire thing is coded for 21 shades of DMC, but then she opens a totally fun can of worms by suggesting you change those to hand-dyeds! Really just very pretty however you choose to stitch it!
The Fairy Garden Houses from Shannon Christine
This is an enchanting set of 8 different miniature fairy houses - I don't know which one is the cutest! Stitched on any aqua colored fabric, they are coded for DMC floss and measure about 55 stitches in size - so about 3-1/2 inches on 32ct. Can't you just imagine WHO lives in each one of them?
Presented in 8 individual charts; we DO have some sets bundled together WITH the border chart and center panel included in that packet. (Border charts are not offered with the individual charts.) The center reads 'Fairies Welcome.' Just the sweetest pic... they would all be cute as individual pillows on a fairy-lovers bed... or stitched together on her bedroom wall!
Float your mouse over the individual images above to see their names.
Charity & Humility - The final 2 Fragments in Time for 2020
from Summer House Stitche Workes
What a delightful set of bowl fillers! Charity & Humility finish out this set that can be stitched all together (complimentary border chart on Summer House's site) or individually in cushions. Stitched on 32ct Flax Linen.
Threads needed for all are: Weeks Dye Works Lichen (3), Hunter (3), Flatfish (2), Blue Jeans (3), Gunmetal (4), and 3 skeins of Classic Colorworks Barn Door. One pack of the chenille will trim all pillows, and all are backed with Weeks hand-dyed wool of Red Pear.
Princess Elliana from Mirabilia
Something fun has arrived from Mirabilia - Princess Elliana - a most colorful creature! One of Elliana's claims-to-fame is that she uses all the 35 newest colors of DMC floss that were released a few years ago in the gold collector's tin. Colors 1 through 35... do you have them? (She actually calls for a total of 63 DMC colors.) Well, this delightful creature is stitched on the prettiest shade of Peaceful Purple - either 32ct linen, or 16ct aida.
The patterns in her dress are inspired by the delicate floral patterns on the china tea sets at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City! She measures 20 x 11, and is garnished with 10 different shades of Mill Hill glass beads along with pink and peach crystal Treasures. All that classic Mirabilia coloring and shading... I look at the chart and my eyes glaze over... then there are some of you that can stitch these in the car! We have the charts available, both fabric options and the embellishment packet at well.
from Long Dog Samplers
Well, I'd say so! Long Dog has a new piece entitled Pandemic! Something to 'calm your stitching nerves' during the pandemic? Whip up this intricate beauty while you're staying home to stitch! Stitch count is 365 x 429 - so it'll finish approx 20 x 24 on 36ct.
Jools talks about the nature and symptoms of a Cross Stitch Pandemic - the pathways to transmission and symptoms to watch out for. She gives the stitcher instruction on how to deal with the Stitching Disease - the entire back page of the chart is just a delight to read! Meanwhile, grab your favorite fabric and choose some threads... and try to ride it out working on this design! Presented as a chart.
Simple Gifts - O Holy Night
from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has a new Quaker-inspired sampler - scattered with lacy motifs. Measuring 212 x 204 stitches, it finishes 13 inches square on 32ct.
Stitched with hand-dyeds of Cucumber (6), Indian Summer (2) and Whiskey (2), it's just a pretty thing! Remember that you can finish all those edge motifs by mirroring the images... so if you want, you can have matching pin cushions or ornaments for this!
LR 1844 Sampler
from Reflets de Soie
Here's another gorgeous antique reproduction from Reflets de Soie. Presented in chart format - we have it with or without her pre-sorted silk threads. The stitch count is 261 x 302 (silks are enough for 36 or 40ct fabric), but this is also coded for DMC floss as well.
That gorgeous wandering border surrounds 9 floral bouquets and urns - I think quite a few of them would be pretty stitched as individual pin cushions. The reds are 321 and 498, but the brightest yellow is only 676. The greens are 3051, 3012, 3011 and 372 - all very soft.
Christkindlmarkt from Pickle Barrel Designs is Now Complete!
This is dear to the hearts of the ladies here at The Silver Needle! It is a set of small designs all stitched together of a Christmas Market Scene! We hosted a Christmas Markets Cruise trip down the Danube River with Jeannette Douglas 4 years ago - and are planning our next one THIS COMING December! So... everyone who went on our delightful trip - or who is going on the next one will have to have this!
By Pickle Barrel Designs, the top part is the header for the piece - check out those little gnomes (which have always been popular in Germany - but not here until recently!) Then, the glass Blowing booth - the first of the six stands. Parts 3 through 7 will be the glass ornament stand, a bakery, hot apple cider, (they all serve hot 'glu-wein' - hot sangria-type wine in special little mugs to collect from each market), hot pretzels and the roasted nuts! (We are only waiting for #7 for this series to finish. The individual stand designs all finish about 4 inches each. (Actually, there are terrific hand-made items at those markets too... and you should SEE the decorated trees the towns put up in City Center as well!)
ANYWAY, I know our gals will add metallics and beads and fun threads to these... and maybe even tape a few ticket stubs and market fliers to the back of their finished framed piece! Even if you aren't coming along on our next cruise... this is a super-charming piece! It's a must have! Coded for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds, it finishes about 16 x 16 on 25ct Lugana - so any other fabric will make it smaller as well.
Newly Arrived from Heart in Hand!
New Arrivals from Shepherd's Bush!
Tina and Teri are busy into Summer... they're sending new things to keep you busy if you're staying home to stitch!
Kitties in the Round, Doggies in the Round, Christmas Ornaments II, Blessings, Hope
Here are the 5 newest releases by JBW!
Return the Kindness & Be Not Weary
from Hands to Work
These are two vintage designs by Hands to Work that we carried in the shop 20 years ago, and here they are again! Measuring 95 x 106, each can be stitched on anything you want - they are coded for DMC or silks - same colors in both - and measure a mere 5 x 5-ish on 40ct.
The rabbits are cute, but the combination of all the different borders makes them so charming. They kind of match, kind of don't... they'd be a cute pair of block stand-ups on a window sill!
Giddy Goat & Folly Farmhouse
from Artful Offerings
Artful Offerings has two new designs to add to her fun collection of 'geometrically balanced' artwork.
A Few New Releases from The Sweetheart Tree...
Sandie V has been designing for years and years, and is adding a couple of smaller designs to her ongoing collections.
Three New Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
Sweet Land of Liberty from Blackbird Designs
Freshly Reprinted by Blackbird!
We loved this book the first time around. It even had a reprint of In Full Glory - a very favorite Reward of Merit that had retired! Lots of pages (24), beautiful pics by Alma... we're glad to see it again!
Blackbird's Summer, Autumn & Winter Have Been Reprinted!|
Here is our shop model from years ago - we have always loved this set of 3 leaflets by Blackbird!
All joined together in our model are Summer - on the left with the strawberries, Autumn - the middle section, and Winter - the right-hand panel.
In Friendship's Way from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma have re-leased this gorgeous book - 40 pages - featuring 12 small designs with a friendship theme. As always, Alma's stunning photography is throughout the book and just turning the pages like a story book is delicious!!!
They begin with a pin cushion in a wire basket, next a lovely bird perched atop a painted and waxed paper mache box. Next is another topper for a wooden box... then a set of six stitched strawberries dedicated to friends, that are showcased in a 4 x 6-ish inch wooden and glass box. There is a framed sampler, and finally a button box that is actually the SAME box as used in Casting a Spell.
It turns out that ALL THESE FUN FINISHING PIECES ARE AVAILABLE at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns... so they are inexpensive, available, and really easy to transform! (They even give you the stock numbers of the items!) Gorgeous, soft designs, pretty hand-dyed fabrics and flosses... I LOVE, LOVE it!!!
New Springtime Arrivals from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia sends her love via new cross stitch charts! She says everyone needs a little Spring in their stitching right now. Each is presented as a chart, and for a limited time, we have silk packs available for them - as an option.
from Lindy Stitches
*Oh my darling it's true... beautiful things have dents and scratches too.* What a fun little piece! Even though the urn is broken and the fence is a bit crooked, the bird has found a lovely place to be!
Finishes approx 9-1/2 x 12 on 36ct... actually fairly good sized. Coded for DMC and Classic Colorworks over-dyed flosses.
We have 16 beautiful new arrivals by Marjorie Massey.
Even though she's French... we can still read the chart symbols and our familiar DMC color numbers! (Her chart titles are very confusing and numbering is not consistent, so we'll try to do our best labeling them in our mouse-overs and dropdowns!) All are available in chart format, very clear, colored graphs. Remember, you can change colors and fabrics - it's YOUR stitching!!!!
Cute 'Postcards' from your Travels! from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Open Road Abode's cute little campers go all over the USA! What a fun reminder of the travels that lay ahead of us! This is a fun little collection of campers - all of them finish about 4 x 6 in size. Stitch them in one color - or go through your stash and find some colors you like. They are meant to be cute and quick. Fun to frame with trip pictures, or hang 'em in your camper!
Open Road has a whole collection of National Parks and cute RV designs... you'll see 16 more like these on her page, along with a few larger cabin designs as well. There are 7 offerings that are actually 'postcards' - small charts on postcard sized cardstock. Pictured above are 3 of them... click through to see the rest. Summer IS coming!
Another Year Creeps By
from Ink Circles
This is a delightful set of crooked little mandalas by Ink Circles - look closely - all Halloween-themed! Originally published as 12 monthly charts, this is the entire collection stitched as one. Tracy named each 3-1/2 inch panel - try to identify them! A Bone to Pick, A Little Batty, Amazing Ginsu, Black-Eyed Susan, Boxelders, Calamari Breath, Head Case, Ride This One Out, Rosy Outlook, Squash Watch, Sum of Your Fears, and Time for One More Stitch.
You can make individual pin cushions, or use the border and join them all together - the whole thing measures about 10 x 13 on 40ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons or DMC, it's really a very fun piece!!!
Birds and Animals for the Seasons - I Colori delle stagioni #3 and #4
We have come across two set of designs - Birds and Animals for the 4 Seasons - that are charming! From Serenila di Campagna, they come from Italy, and include the seasons charted in English, French and Italian.
The animals one features a cat, squirrel, geese and rabbit... each abut 90 x 50 in stitch count - without their seasons' name below.
The birds are about the same size. I believe all are stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen, and they are coded for tons of luscious DMC colors! Stitch them together as long pieces, or simply the smaller animals.
Some Dramatic Pieces from Autumn Lane Stitching
Here are 4 designs that are coded for DMC floss, but beg for some fun metallics to be added in - by YOU!
Fun New Arrivals from Thistle's Liezbeth... all the way from The Netherlands!
Anna Ohman 1873
from Lila's Studio
By Lila's Studio, this is an adaptation of an antique sampler found at an estate sale in Illinois... probably stitched in Sweden.
Lila had to fix the top band, and chose Classic Colorworks Used Brick (3 skeins) for her piece which features an eagle adorned with maple leaves and surrounded with an oak leaf border. Just beautiful, it measures 158 x 156 in stitch count. Presented as a chart.
Stacy Nash Primitives has Several New Designs
Charts with Pins from PuntiniPuntini
When I think of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter... I think of carrots and clovers, picnics at the beach, leaves and acorns, and snowmen! Paola from Puntini Puntini has 4 cute little pillow designs coded for DMC floss that finish only 3 x 7 each on 32ct. She has included two of her hand-made clay buttons in each season's chart, and offers an awesome collection of CHARMING hand-made pins and buttons to garnish them even more - if you want! Even if you pass on these charts, her pins and buttons are Over-The-Top-Cute and very detailed. Enjoy!!!
Quakers in Holland and France from Tempting Tangles
I show my ignorance of World History by wondering if Quakers were IN Holland and France... but we liked these colorful designs... so we ordered them! So... separate the Quaker motifs from the charming city and country landscapes if you want - or NOT! Designed by Tempting Tangles, each measures 168 stitches square - so 10-1/2 inches on 32ct. Coded for Silks or DMC, Deborah has captured the charm of Amsterdam with those tall skinny houses, the canals, and the charming windmill from the countryside.
I love the 'shadows' in the background - like the houses just behind on the next street over. In France, you get villages in Provence, the rivers, the winerys, and of course Paris! Did you notice the Quaker motif made out of bicycles... or the one with the rooster?
Mountain View Bay
from By the Bay Needleart
Harbor Haven and Serenity Harbor IN MINIATURE! (well almost!) By the Bay's Donna Bayliss has released this fun piece that measures a mere 9 x 7 in size. It has her same design flavor and personality as the huge Serenity Harbor and Harbor Haven patterns we have... without the other 11 patterns and lifetime-stitching-committment.
Worked on 28ct Star Sapphire linen, don't you just want to LIVE in this picture? Coded for 24 shades of DMC, it's delightful, and offered as a single chart!
Chessie & Me's Newest Things are Here!
Jenny Bean The Parlour Sampler from Shakespeare's Peddler
Shakespeare's Peddler began designing this sampler several years ago... and has finally finished it! Jenny Bean is her imaginary young girl in Early America - we have the date of 1824 on here. Designed and released in 8 different parts over the years, we now have all the pieces and parts and can send you any or ALL of them! This delightful sampler tells about jenny's life, her surroundings, her beliefs, and at the bottom, we see her school, town and home.
The piece measures 810 x 170 - so on the recommended 36ct Picture This Plus Wren Linen, it finishes 45 x 9-1/2 inches in size. If you can't picture that - please refer to Our Mona - who is graciously 'modeling' next to the framed piece! We have several different counts and colors of fabric that this will look great on... every option will require a 1/2 yard cut of fabric - linen or Aida.
If you have been collecting this, you are probably missing parts 7 and 8 - (they will ship to our Auto-stitchers this week) but as I said, we can ship whatever parts you need! We love the finished piece... and love that 'Modeling Mona!!'
Bunny Tails, Just a Few Flakes from Val's Stuff
It depends where in the world you are right now - you might be getting a little warm spring weather - or a couple of inches of snow! So... something for everyone by Val's Stuff! We also have 2 more Halloween designs that are new - so click the pic to visit them al on our inside pages! Val's kits all come with 14ct perforated paper, the backing felt and necessary embellishments shown on her designs. You supply regular DMC floss from your stash - nothing earth shattering color-wise, just basics... but she does have conversions to hand-dyeds if you'd rather use those.
Magnetic Needle Tins & Matching Stitch Dots from Zappy Dots
Here are 6 fun needle cases with matching needle minders... all magnetic, which stitchers love!
Great stitcher gifts, three of these feature designer artwork on them.
Measuring about 1 x 4 inches in size, the top slides off to reveal lots of room for needles and threaders, pills, little mints... a few spare charms for loose coins... whatever you need to keep track of and contained!
Christmas Square Dance
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is beginning a new 12-part series of little 2-1/2 inch squares - each one featuring a different and fun thing about Christmas! We saw all 12 designs stitched together as well as singly at the Spring Needlework Market and THEY ARE SUPER CUTE! You're going to want this 4-part set of small charts. The first one is here now - the other three charts will release in April, June and August 2020.
Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha linen, each bitty square mentions a word and little motifs - so we begin with Home, Sweets and Wrap. They are small enough for ornaments, you can join them all together for one larger piece or even make the individual flat stand-ups or little bricks. Our Auto-ship includes the charts only. You decide on fabrics - Cecilia even had them stitched over two on 18ct linen - cute too!
Ronnie Rowe's Pen & Ink Cross Stitch Collection
Stunning and sophisticated, Ronnie Rowe's artwork is 'single pixels' - placed just so - to create these awesome designs! (Actually ALL cross stitches are single pixels, but since we don't usually see them arranged this way in one color, our eye doesn't see that so much.) Stitched on any white fabric you wish, he uses only DMC #844 gunmetal gray to stitch his designs. (You can use any color you want, as well.) So appropriate in an office, library or family room setting, they are lovely, and presented as charts.
The White House measures 300 x 400 in stitch count - it is am impressive 25 x 17 on 18/36ct... or 32 x 22 on 14ct.
Mount Rushmore measures 300 x 220 - finishing 17-ish x 12 on 18/36ct.
Lady Liberty measures 200 x 300 - again about 12 x 18.
Native Americans from Ronnie Rowe
This piece speaks volumes! Stitched with Ronnie Rowe's favorite gunmetal DMC color of 844... you'll get to add 3072 to that image on the right to make it appear farther away, and then add a teeny bit of 3758 baby blue for that awesome sky!
Measuring 320 x 480 in stitch count, your fabric choice will dictate the finished size. Such a great piece, it'll finish approx 23-ish x 34 on 14ct... but could be only 8 x 12 over one on 40!
We have a fresh shipment of Ronnie's Cat's Eyes and Dog Portraits... they have been favorites for years! Click through to the inside page to see them all.
Baby It's Cold Outside
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Isn't this a sweet little winter bird? He looks all puffed up to stay nice and warm! Marie Driskill's newest design is stitched on 32ct Storm Linen by Picture This Plus and finishes just 4 x 4.
She's used 33 different DMC shades in here, so you'll be busy with this one! She says this companions her other Winter Bird - When Cardinals Appear (about halfway down our Blackberry Lane page).
Samplers you can stitch for Knitters, Spinners and Wool-Lovers! from October House
October House is a new designer for Silver Needle. She has lots of cute designs - lots feature a knitting theme, so we Cross Stitchers can finally STITCH something for our favorite knitter! Everything comes in a chart pack... coded for DMCs or hand-dyed flosses and wools. Exceptionally cute stuff... here we go! Four Are pictured here - there are 5 more on her new page, so make sure to click through to see those as well!
New Blackbird Designs Arrivals!
Sewing Club -- This is Blackbird at their finest! It is a 60-page book stuffed with 16 projects they have taught at various events and exclusive designs previously released as Club Pieces for shops. Bags, drums, box tops, pin cushions, framed pieces... there are pictures galore along with the charts. Finishing and assembly instructions are also in here... it's such a pretty publication!
Sweet Finch, Rose Bouquet and Token of Love from Samplers Not Forgotten Samplers Not Forgotten has a trio of pretty pin cushion designs that are presented in kit format.
Liberty Hill Farm
from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House Stitche Workes has a CHARMING pair of patriotic designs that she has finished into little round stand-up cushions - Pin Drums. Worked on 32ct Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof Linen, these are stitched with a special pack of Sulky Threads. When you have stitched these two pieces... you'll STILL have enough thread left to stitch Hand's On's Memorial Day piece!! The girls planned their designs this way - and best of all the thread set is only $16.00!
The larger drum is 159 x 64 - and the smaller is 159 x 51. Super-duper-darn-cute... we even ordered the limited edition flower-pin packs to make those three pins poking from the tops! (I think those are little flower-shaped bits of wool that Cathy Habermann has done!) Love those bright colors... go check out Memorial Day, as well!
Yellow Warbler Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
Paula from Crossed Wing Collection has designed her 4th stitched bird nest with coordinating scissor fob! The biscornu-shaped cushions are replicas of each birds nest - complete with their eggs stitched over one thread... AND they are stitched on both sides, so the bottom of the cushion looks like the bottom of the nest.
You are stitching 4 x 4 pieces and joining them together to make that unique shape that really DOES resemble a bird nest! The matching fob features the little bird - this one is a Yellow Warbler. Absolutely exquisite, all 4 of the different birds are presented in leaflet format... Chipping Sparrow, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and Cardinal. We've seen these nests stitched - they are enchanting!
New Designs from The Scarlett House
Here from the show! Tanya has 4 more PLUS her collaboration with Heartstrings Samplery. We have them all.
Celebrate from Teresa Kogut! - WOW!
This is a special collection of 15 designs Teresa has done to celebrate her 15 years of Cross Stitch designing!
All we have to show at the moment are her computer-generated images - but they are a pretty good sneak peek!
The book is wire-bound, and I imagine quite a treat to behold. She promises a Punch Needle Celebrate Book to follow this April!
Teresa Kogut has New Punch Needle Designs
Then the Punch Needle Patterns! All of Teresa's come with the punching fabric.
(Note: when you click on these images, you'll be taken directly to the Punch Needle section of Teresa's page.)
Lots of New Designs from Une Croix, le temps d' un The'
Oh golly, I didn't take French in school... I can't pronounce this designer's company name... but I LOVE their designs! Over the years, we have had this little tree in the shop, and while I was in France last year... I personally bought that little squirrel pattern in a local needlework shop. So... I asked our distributor to find her... and look what we now have!!! 10 beautiful charming charts by Jennifer Lentini... I still can't read them, but they are coded in the *UNIVERSAL STITCHING LANGUAGE OF DMC!!!* (Life is good!) Choose any fabrics you like - you'll be able to tell color from the chart covers... maybe add some beads or fuzzy threads from your stash... you decide! I just LOVE them all!!! Each is presented in chart format, super-clear charting with red markings on the charts for any backstitches or stitch detailing. Click the pics to see the rest!
Gingerbread Mittens & Reindeer in Flight from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane has some darling mitten ornament charts that are just precious!
For a limited time, our charts from the recent market are coming with actual little metal mitten clips. When our first shipment runs out, no more clips will be included. We hear they are available at Hobby Lobby, so if your chart doesn't include them, HL is the place to find more!
Presenting the Bride and Groom Sugar Skull Style! from Satsuma Street
If you've ever seen the movie *Coco* these will make you smile. Super colorful... you DO have to have the right couple to appreciate these... but they ARE fun, and really unique!
Stitched on white 14ct perforated paper, they finish approx 3 x 4 in size. The kits include the paper, chart, flosses, beads and colorful sequins, and the bride even has a bit of tulle for her veil! Too Darn Cute!
The Nutcracker Suite Ornament Collection from Satsuma Street
These are positively enchanting - just like their story! Jody Rice's set of 8 paper ornaments are stitched on metallic 14ct perforated paper - the Snow Queen and Mouse King are on silver - the rest are on gold. Each measures approx 2-1/4 x 5 inches, and is stitched with DMC floss. Every one is garnished with glass beads and sequins - I see some snowflakes and flowers in them... so between the shiny paper and the glistening beads and those sequins, these really sparkle!
Super colorful, these look stunning on your Christmas Tree because they are lightweight and can hang on the tips of the branches or where-ever your twinkle lights will catch them. The kits come with a huge, gorgeous color chart, the flosses, beads, sequins, needle and good instructions for sewing on the beads and finishing.
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has designed this CHARMING Department Store all decorated for Christmas Holiday Sales! It is absolutely enchanting... stitched with gold metallic and everything!
Finishing about 13 x 15 on 30ct Parisian Gray linen, it uses 8 skeins of 7 different DMC colors along with 20 skeins of 8 different Classic Colorworks hand-dyed shades. We get shop windows of a train, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, the toy department, the stuffed animals and even the bakery. Love it, love it!
Little House's 21st Hometown Holiday Release: The Post Office
Here's a surprise pattern... an unexpected #21 design in the Hometown Holiday Series! The Post Office joins the rest as a 3-1/2 x 5 design that can be finished as it's own individual stand-up block... the plan was to line up your buildings to present a stitched Hometown Holiday City!
The chart calls for the same colors as the rest in the series, so your thread stash ought to be stocked with these colors by now!
Next, The Halloween Collection from Satsuma Street
These are just as cute and festive as the Nutcracker Collection... absolutely bursting with color and personality! They are done on 14ct Black Perforated Paper - which is actually pretty easy to see! For a change - you can work on black and SEE IT! Varied shapes and sizes, they are all in the 2-1/2 to 4-inch neighborhood. The Pumpkin King Nutcracker is done on silver metallic paper and he's 5 inches.
Each is stitched with DMCs of chartreuse/apple green, brilliant oranges, bright aqua, gorgeous purples, and deep fuscias. Totally yummy colors! The are garnished with glass beads and sequins in just the right places to make the designs 'pop!' Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads, sequins, needles and instructions for sequin-and-bead-attachment and finishing. It'll be hard to choose favorites!
New Scissors Arrivals from WASA of Solingen, Germany!
We have always carried a wonderful selection of luscious embroidery scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany, but we have a fresh shipment to show off! Friendly competitors with our DOVO friends... both companies operate in the famed 'Solingen Region' of Germany, and just like the registered name of "Kona Coffee" they cannot SAY they are Kona if they do not manufacture the coffee in the famous region of Hawaii, or Solingen Steel, if they are not from Solingen!
Lets Jump Into Some Other Seasons for a Minute! We have some cute new arrivals.
Three Birds & a Bee from AB Designs
Quite the cute little things, stitch a fat bird or bee, and perch it somewhere unexpected! AB Designs has 4 new, small charts for these cute guys - each finishes about 3 x 4 in size. They are stitched on small pre-made 18ct white Aida 'birds.' Stitch them, then sew together the bottoms, and they're done!
Really a cute idea, if you are an over achiever - you can stitch both sides of them - but right now, they are shown with stitching on one side. We've included the bird fabric piece with each chart.
Announcing the Return of Common Ground and Silkwood Manor from Just Nan! They're Here!
To quote Nan, "These are lovely, longer projects for our current stay at home world. Each leaflet includes graphs and instructions for needle books. The printing company who did the original 6-page leaflets was no longer in business, the charm manufacturer closed its doors, but we have persevered. The leaflets have a new format, the beads are the same, and we have found the charms from the original manufacturer at another source. Plus, we are adding Mini Slides with floral motifs from each sampler."
New Designs from Mani Di Donna
Mani di Donna's Newest has come home from Market with us. Really cute!
New Releases from Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks
Well Rounded! from Hands On Design
Cathy Haberman has a new chart coming with 12 'rounds' in it... 3 for each of the 4 seasons. Graduated sizes, each season is stitched on its own fabric, and trimmed with its own colorway of Lady Dot Trim... so there are a ton of 'ingredients to collect' for these!
Super cute, if you don't want to make the rounds... just do pin cushions!
Fabric by Stephanie has special linen packs - we will have them for a very limited time.
Lady Dot has a twill tape trim pack - we will have IT for a limited time.
Cathy has a finishing kit, which is ALSO limited ... but the charts will be around for years and years, and they call for DMC, so life is good!
NOTE! The fabric for the perennial pinwheels finally came in, and we have extra sets. We now have more twill packs in and the fabrics by Stephanie!
Sewn in Friendship
These are a collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and Plum Street Samplers.
We've seen Paulette's half... and now we have a pic of Beth's half - they meet amidst the motifs! (The Heartstring half is shown on the left, and the Plum Street half is on the right.)
They are sweet pincushion-sized things - probably about 4 x 6. *A Pin Keep or a Pin Give!* We love them!
Mill Hill's Autumn Series *Button & Beads 2020
This year's set features 2 specialty coffee designs that match the Cappucino and Latte that we have had for several years... so now that set is up to 4 designs. The Haunted Lantern is REALLY cool, and the Pumpkin Tree features a neat, foggy night-time sky. The Water Pump is simply more of Fall floral scene, all of them are fun! Complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and buttons; each finishes approx 5 x 5.
The 2020 Autumn Harvest Series Kits from Mill Hill
This year's 3 x 3-ish ornament-sized designs... they are DARLING this time around! Mill Hill describes them: At the pumpkin patch people pick their 'Pumpkin Trio' and hear the 'Gobble Gobble' of the Thanksgiving turkey. To find the 'Red Cap Mushrooms' they will have to take a hike in the forest, the 'Webster' tries to scare you away knowing the danger of the red mushrooms and above in the tree, the 'Moonlit Owl' also hoots out a warning about the poison in the mushrooms! After all the fun, you are invited to 'Come Stitch For a Spell!
Each kit contains it's 14ct perforated paper, and DMC flosses, along with all the glistening beads!
The 2020 Autumn Charmed Ornaments - Little Painted Pumpkins from Mill Hill
This is a delightful set of stitched miniature pumpkins! Just the cutest little things - hang them on a straggly tree branch and stand that up in your basket of pin cushions!
Each pumpkin comes a a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill glass beads and a little brass charm embellishment. They all finish about 3 inches in size.
Consider the Lilies & His Eye Is On The Sparrow from Heartstring Samplery
Oh my goodness... Beth has created her companion sampler to His Eye Is On The Sparrow! (Lilies is on the left... Sparrow is on the right.)
She is celebrating her first 'book' design - "complete with staples and 8-1/2 x 11 pages!" Consider the Lilies is HUGE - just like Sparrow. Packed full of charming motifs and tons of details... it'll be treat to have stitched in the shop! We don't have specific numbers yet or a color listing... but from the pic it looks stunning!
His Eye Is On The Sparrow is already in print - it has been for several years. Beth has printed a limited number of that chart (which is also still available in the smaller chart format) in the BOOK format to kind of go with Lilies. There are lots more details on this design on our Heartstring Samplery page.
Blue Moon Manor and Gingerbread Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches
Uncle Bill's Tweezers
We love these tweezers! We've carried them for 30+ years. I thought I couldn't get them again, found a source, ordered 18, and received 18 UNITS of them - which was way more than I planned! SO... I mention them, because stock is 'really good' on them right now! These are very heavy-duty, compact, super-precise tweezers, with a super-sharp pointed tip.
Because they are less than 2 inches long you have really good control of them. They are wonderful for picking out threads, so every stitching bag needs a pair. Every cosmetic bag, kitchen drawer and bathroom cabinet would love a pair too! Perennial Favorites! $11 each, for this year's Superbowl Weekend Sale... they are 3 for $30... and the 20% Off treat will still apply! How cool is that?
HellofromLizMathews - 1999 Releases by Elizabeth's Garden Revisited!
Here are 4 charts by Liz Mathews - She'd published them 20 years ago - but if you missed them then, here they are now! Presented as charts, coded for DMC. All finishing in the 4 or 5 x 8-inch range on 32ct, they're charming!
Do some Satins in the grassy areas of Night Time and Bee Kind. Do some Algerian Eyes or Rice stitches in the 'landscape' of Nantucket. Add some antique-colored beads to Pennsylvania Bird. All four of these are petite and organized... specialty stitches or threads would look great on them!
Stick 'n Stitch from The Sulky Co|
This is the COOLEST STUFF to transfer your designs for stitching (or punchneedle)! Basically, it is a rinse-away film that you COPY (as in 'Xerox!') your line drawing onto. Then STICK it (it's not real gummy or sticky - just clingy enough to stay in place) on your towel or whatever you are working on.
You stitch the design, then wet the 'film' and it disintegrates, leaving your stitching! You never have to trace a design ever again! We love it! The package comes with 12 - 8-1/2 x 11 sheets, plenty to make lots of cute towels!
from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has a pair of snowmen ornaments worked on 14ct perforated paper that can hang around after Christmas and stick around till your snow melts! Presented together in one pack... you get both charts, both pieces of perf paper and black felt backing.
You'll need some DMC from your stash. Both finish approx 4 x 4, and look great just perched on your kitchen windowsill - they have such bright colors in them!
It's a Mermaid Life
by Tiny Modernist
A darling collection of exciting sea life! Tiny Modernist's 8 x 10 medley is stitched on anything aqua-colored that you want. It features the cutest mermaids, fish, crabs, whales, seahorses, even volcanos and a pirate ship!
You could add sparkly beads for the bubbles, lots of metallics in the fish and mermaids... it's just a fun little piece! Presented as a 6 x 9 full color chart.
Charming New Designs from Madame La Fee
All the way from France, even though her instructions are written in French, you can always read the DMC floss numbers and match them to the symbols! All 4 of these finish about 12 x 12 on 16/32ct fabric... our shop models of some of her other things are generous in size and really lovely.
On the Village scene, you can stitch just that square take-out of the church. The bear on the NOEL piece is about 45 x 45 stitches and the locomotive on there is about 30 x 45. Very do-able as ornaments, her shading is really nice. The Vin de France and Souvenir de Paris charts could be special remembrances from past trips!
from The Workbasket
This is a set of 4 geographical samplers by The Workbasket. I think the motifs in each are really cute and unique, and offer something DIFFERENT to stitch! The chart contains the four 42 x 70 designs.
Woods has a little fox in it. Mini Desert has a roadrunner a snake, cactus and I think a scorpion! Mini Bay has a mermaid, pirate ship and a little octopus, and Mini Mountain has an eagle, moose and big brown bear! Might be fun to stitch for your cabin by the water or the mountains!
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here is Shakespeare's Peddler's newest reproduction sampler - Hannah's Sampler. Theresa found the original in terrible condition, but could tell she loved the leafy border and the charming farmhouse - next to the brick wall - covering that little babbling brook. Very pretty colors of reds and greens in here, the row of diamonds below the alphabet are done with Rice Stitch. Those bricks in the wall and the waves in the water are all loosely placed in the original... so neat... you can do that too. Stitched on 36ct Weeks Straw Linen with silks (Gloriana, Needlepoint Inc and Au Ver a Soie) or DMC, it measures a generous 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 in size.
Teresa came to Tulsa for a weekend retreat in our new 'She Shed' Stitching Room... and presented this sampler as our Silver Needle exclusive. (Our class included three small take-out designs from this charming piece... so the weekend was really a treat.) 'Raggamuffin #3' refers to her third antique reproduction piece that came from a really ratty, mangy, and damaged sampler that just needed a little love! So... Hannah's original sampler as well as her reproduction now hang happily at our shop... and she'll be here for years to come!
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - More Colors!
You may have seen the gigantic version of these in fabric stores... but these are HALF that size and measure in at a petite 2 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches in size! White plastic 'tubs' with a colored silicone lining... the little 'flower petal openings' in the silicone waves hold your 3-1/2 embroidery scissors, pens, larger needles, laying tools, even your glasses!!!
The soft silicone just nestles around anything you stick into these, but it pulls right out of the tub so you can wash it, (if you spill your Diet Coke in there by accident!) Just the most handy little table-top caddy, keeps everything right in one place, ready to grab!
Note: navy and gray are no longer color options.
Madame Chantilly for Halloween and Christmas!
Gosh, these designs are cute! We struggle with great pictures of the stitching though, because the covers are lovely, but pale in color. You'll be able to see them a lot better if you click through, and then click on the individual images to see the larger versions.
from Artful Offerings
Here's a classy little guy... just 'a settin' on the branch, waiting for more snow! Stitched on Weeks 30ct Dove hand-dyed linen - kind of a dusty blue green - threads featured are also hand-dyeds.
You can see the pattern inside the bird... that is done with two different colors of thread... gives it a real graphic and contemporary flavor. Greenery is also a gentle repeating shape, maybe add some metallics into those snowflakes? Presented as a chart, he finishes approx 9 x 9.
Three Little Witches
from Pine Berry Lane
You get a trio of pin cushion-sized designs in the package - each finishes only 1-1/2 x 2 though!
Find some fun trims, finish them back to back... super small and quick.
Needful Wool Bundles from In the Patch Designs
OHHHH... are these the most luscious and luxurious little bits of gorgeous mill-dyed felted wools! Lovingly dyed in Ohio, USA, we found these awesome little packs of coordinating wools to back your pin cushions and ornaments. But what about lining your sewing cases or needle books? Accenting the fronts of your stitched cushions, or your punch needle pieces? You can even line little boxes and trays with bits of these before you perch a cushion in there... or even cut them into strips and use them like ribbon to garnish! (and of course... good 'ol wool applique works too!!!) Strawberry tops for the Erica Michaels stitched berries?
Anyway... each LIMITED-Edition-for-the-season packet contains 8 different 6 x 13-inch cuts of INTOXICATING textures, weaves, colors, patterns and sometime weights of GORGEOUS wools that all seem to 'play well in the same sandbox together!' Then, to top that off... they've given the little collective bundles cute names... so you gotta have them ALL! I've tried to take pics for you - close up - so you can see the gorgeous 'fabrics' in each bundle. I have absolutely no idea how you will choose your favorites - I bought 'em all, so I didn't have to decide!
The Gypsy Sit Upon
We think these are the COOLEST things! We haven't had them in stock for a few years, but found them again at Market! They are soft plastic pillows - 12 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches thick - designed to make you more comfortable when sitting for long periods (or short, for that matter!). Place one *behind your back* - upper or lower - which ever feels best for you. Then sit comfortably while stitching, quilting, reading, driving, surfing the net... whatever!
Softly inflated flexible disc (deep purple) prevents fatigue and reduces pressure on the tailbone. Helps relieve lower back pain, strengthens core muscles, and improves blood circulation. Nubby texture (see the little nibs all over one side???) allows cooling air flow and promotes improved blood circulation. Durable purple rubberized material remains soft and pliable... 'One Size Fits All!' Comes already inflated, will not deflate.
An Invasion of Pin Cushions!
Oh my gosh, we are overwhelmed with CHARM around here! It's hard not to fall in love with all these little hand-made cuties! Our Primitive Girls are wearing a ribbon that says PINS (even though some look like PMS! - which might be appropriate too!). The cupcakes are topped with beaded and pearl sprinkles... the owls have the cutest little wooly feathers, the penguins have nice fat little behinds, and the piglets --with their pointed ears and curly little tails - are just the best peeking out from everywhere!
Each cushion is hand-made of various fabrics and embellishments. All (except the cupcakes) are filled with sand so they are 'heavy' to your hand. They nestle perfectly where-ever you set them. The cupcakes are in actual silicone baking cups and are a little lighter in weight, as they are filled with poly-fil. Asst fabrics and colors, we'll try not to choose duplicates in any style for you!
NOTE! When you click through to Gadgets page 2, you can click on each pinccushion image and see a much larger one that will show you the color and pattern variations on them.
Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits
Oh wow... these are so colorful and fun!!!!! By Local Farm Girl, these are complete kits to construct these darling donut-sized felted wool pin cushions.
Packaged in a little cardboard berry box, you get the wools for the cushion top, base, and circles, needles of various sizes, hand-dyed wool threads for the stitching, two wool covered buttons (with a coordinating/contrasting button on the bottom side), even the printed freezer paper with templates on it, and iron-on stabilizer for those topping circles... AND 3/4 C of crushed walnut shells for filler! (whew!)
Four different colorways, choose between a restful red and gray combo, the vibrant gold and pumpkin with mossy green, the deep purple eggplant with aqua accents, or that yummy lime one with bright pink and a little soft gray!
QUEEN * BEE from Rovaris of Italy
By Rovaris, we have two more of their fun words to stitch - Queen and Bee. Presented in two different charts, both have bees and crowns in them... they'd actually make a cute pair of stuffed pillows. Each is worked on 32ct natural linen with DMC... Bee is 132 x 48, Queen is 167 x 53.
Each chart comes with a bit of the cotton lace you see dividing the stitching from the finishing fabric, as well a crown or bee charm. Just black, white, golds and browns... they won't take much time to stitch but will make quite the statement on your windowsill, or nestled in that big ol' basket of seasonal pin cushions (you're working on!)
Jack & The Boys
from Threads That Bind
What a fun fall design... this Wool Applique design finishes approx 14 x 22 in size.
The pattern is a FULL-SIZED line drawing... you just add pretty bits of wools from your stash - or our lovely selections! Cut out the pieces, tack them on the base wool, zip-zap - you're done!
*See Your Stuff* - Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches
WOW, these are awesome-turbo-super-nice heavy-duty plastic zippered pouches! Made from that heavy clear plastic you find on purses and backpacks, each is trimmed with VERY heavy-duty bright and cheerful polyester 'canvas' fabric.
Our sets of three matching pieces measure 16 x 16, 12 x 13, and 6 x 8. The middle-size one holds a full-size Prairie Schooler leaflet! And the big one... wow! See? The big one at right is holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies!
Each pouch is constructed the same way, except that the largest one features a top carrying strap. We have *6* different colorways to make your life more complicated, but we're happy anyway, because you will LOVE whatever color you choose!
SEE YOUR STUFF in these... each top zipper is heavy-duty black... the sizes are nice and roomy, and because of the way they are sewn, they expand quite a way out. Very Nice for a lot of different uses!
6 Different colors: I looked through our thread drawers to find close matches: Red matches DMC 321, Blue - 798, Green - (nothing! It's that awesome neon, but close to 906 and 907), Purple - 550, Yellow - 973 and Orange - 608.
Two New colors of our See Your Stuff Pouches
These are super-strong, heavy-duty, very nicely-sized see-through plastic pouches. We carry them in Royal Blue, Brilliant Red, Bright Yellow, Eye-Popping Lime Green, Bright Orange, Deep Purple and now a really pretty Light Blue and a Deep Teal.
Remember, I showed you a pic of the big one holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies a few months ago... well. cookies are long gone, but the awesome pouches remain!
Serenity Harbor - The Complete Piece from By the Bay Needleart
This charming scene was designed in 2014. Just as Harbor Haven, it was designed as a 12-part stitch-along thing. We have everything together now in one set... so you're good to go.
TONS of information inside about thread colors, fabric choices, but basically, the entire stitch count is 171 x 557 - so a commanding 6 x 20 on 14/28ct. Lots of stitches, this is so pretty when it's finished... several of our ladies have stitched it!
Harbor Haven - The Complete Village from By the Bay Needleart
Donna Bayliss' 12-part Harbor Haven is FINISHED - and we have all the parts! Stitch just one or two sections - joined or singly for a bitty village - or do the whole thing, it's charming! Finishing 5 x 42 on 32ct, changing fabric size will really give you finished size options. The single scenes are only 3-1/2 x 5. Charted for DMC floss, there are no special stitches in here... but she says you can add anything you want... and sub hand-dyeds if you have something you want to use.
Our *complete sets* also contain Donna's BONUS design Soul Food for the Needlesmith - as a FREEBIE for getting the entire set of charts. It finishes approx 7 x 7 on 32ct, and can be purchased separately from the Harbor Haven Set of charts.
Folk Art Scissor Block Kit from La-D-Da
This is Lori's second little block kit like this... she did one last year... but it is retired, and now this year's has 20 NEW pics to use! You get a 2-inch square wood block with a hole drilled into one side. Paint it whatever color you like (Or distress it, or sand and stain it, or wax it -- whatever you want!) Then, it comes with 20 beautiful vintage-styled pictures of 'stuff.' This time, we have antique children, animals, houses and quilts. You choose the 5 you want to feature, cut them apart from the rest, and get out a jar of Mod Podge and glue 'em on that little block. Zip Zap -- cute as can be!
Sticky felt is included to line the block bottom, as well as a little ribbon and a charm to make a small scissor fob too. Best of all... there are extra blocks available (in case it stresses you out to decide on only 5 of your pictures and not to be able to use the rest... but maybe you have a 'wood-guy' in the house who can make them, too! Then you have enough pics to make 4 blocks.)
from Mani Di Donna
I love this little European-feeling little scene! I think it's supposed to be Venice... but Venice doesn't have lighthouses! But there's a cathedral... but there are hot-air-balloons... and that big ol' crashing wave!
So YOU decide where you want this to be! I think it's just charming! 32ct Morris Blue Weeks linen, and only 9 shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, it measures 90 x 53 in stitch count.
Yes, there's even MORE!
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