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Winter Wonderland Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more
Winter Wonderland Farm
from Hands On Design
The final Chalk-on-the-Farm season by Hands On design has arrived! The truck, the barn and the trees... each season has been colorful and fun.

Finishing approx 8 x 10 on anything gunmetal colored, the cross stitch has been adapted from artwork of Priscilla Blain by Cathy Habermann.

A Year of Celebrations from Hands On Design - click to see more
A Year of Celebrations
from Hands On Design
This is the ENTIRE set of 12 monthly (50 x 50 in stitch count) small designs that were originally published in 2014's Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine.

Cathy has compiled the collection - updated some color selections - and added two more monthly designs for stitchers in Canada!

Stitch them into individual block stand-ups, or join them... or pin cushion 'em... whatever you want. All are the same size, all are full of cute and colorful motifs... charming! (And the whole set is here NOW... vs shipping on auto every month!)

Sampler d' Olga from Reflets de Soie - click for more
Sampler d' Olga from Reflets de Soie
Another of Isabelle's gorgeous reproduction samplers... this charted medley of involved floral borders, blocks and motifs measures a total of 402 x 309 in stitch count.

Calling for only 223, 221 and 3721 in DMC... choose silks or a hand-dyed cotton as alternatives... in whatever color you want!

Lovely bits and designs in here, just a bitty pin cushion of a tiny part of that border on the right would be awesome!!! (as in... you don't really have to stitch this ENTIRE thing to enjoy it!!!)

Two Merry Moos from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more! Two Merry Moos
from Val's Stuff
Merry Christmoos And a Happy Moo Year! Another darling set of ornaments by Val's Stuff... she's dedicated these to an old friend and mentor who loved cows!!!

Bright, fun colors of red, green, yellow, black and white, each finishes about 3-1/2 inches square. The kit contains the chart for both designs, 2 cuts of 14ct perforated paper, red backing felt (with a little sparkle on it!) You'll need the DMC flosses from your stash for the stitching.

Fraktur Scissor Block from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
A Happy Life Sampler from La-D-Da
Lori Markovic has a new design... colorful and very geometric in feel to me. She's incorporated Eyelet and Smryna Crosses into it, and used only 2 hand-dyed flosses and 9 regular DMC colors!

This measures 140 x 164 in stitch count... there are lots of pretty golden or brown fabrics would be pretty for this. It is shown on Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside.

Ornament Snow Globe from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Ornament Snow Globe
from Shannon Christine Designs

These festive ornaments look right at home inside their Mason Jar glass garden! Joining the three other globe designs we already have, this is stitched on a gray fabric (so your white snowflakes will show up).

Measures 72 x 90... and just like the rest, it'd be nice finished as a cube-shaped stand-up. Chart format.

Christmas Wishes from Little Dove Designs - click to see more Adjust Your Sails from Little Dove Designs - click to see more
Adjust Your Sails
from Little Dove Designs
Life isn't about waiting for the winds to change... it's about learning to adjust your sails. Measuring 117 x 177 - so it finishes approx 7 x 11 on 32ct - this is stitched with 9 regular solid colors of DMC floss, and one hand-dyed for all the water and waves.

The motifs in here are cute - all the little whales and the perky sailboats - it is stitched on any gray fabric so the whites of the sails will show up. (Not enough stitching time to do the whole thing? I see three different sections in here... maybe adjust your sails and choose just one or two? But how can you decide because they're all neat!)

Christmas Wishes
from Little Dove Designs
This is a fun design that measures 53 x 253 in stitch count. (about 3 x 16 on 32ct.) Worked with 16 regular shades of DMC floss, you can split up the different areas of this and do them individually or join the whole piece as shown.

Lots of opportunity to add hand-dyed flosses if you want or some cute clay buttons and what-nots... the chart is super-huge, colored and very easy to read.

The Haunted Mansion Complete from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Haunted Mansion
by Tiny Modernist
This is a cute cut-away of quite the busy, haunted Halloween mansion! By Tiny Modernist, this first chart features the house outline, roof, moon, and everything going on in the yard. Each of the 6 rooms (that are blurred out in this pic to keep them a surprise!) is offered in a separate little chart (but those are ONLY $2 each!!!) The main house is worked on 32ct Haunted Linen by Picture This Plus. It finishes approx 10-1/2 x 14.

Each of the tiny room designs finishes approx 3 x 4, and they are all cute by themselves -- in case you don't want to stitch the whole house. I happen to know Room 1 is Dracula in his bedroom. Room 2 is Miss Witch -- she's cooking something green and bubbly! Room 3 Is The Library -- and it's haunted by a ghost! Room 4 Is Dr Frankenstein's lab. Room 5 Is the front porch, and Room 6 is the dining room -- complete with skeleton guests! It is DARLING!!!!!!

The Hour Sewing Case and Beaded Fob Kits from Fern Ridge - click to see more The Hour Sewing Case and Beaded Fob Kits
from Fern Ridge Collections
Pat and Peggy have delivered another fun Halloween-themed case and fob set... this one features a black witch on mangy hand-dyed linen. She is accented with a 'dirty lime' moon and her fob has that same nasty witch-y green in the background with just awesome beaded fringe!

Owl and spider charms in the case kit, the fob has a really cool silver broom in it. Complete kits of everything you need, these are always wild, crazy and super fun to enjoy when you finish them! Even though they look involved, they really aren't too bad to do!

2018 Never Enough Santas Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2018 Yule House Sampler Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2018 I Love Snow Snowman Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
Presenting the 2018 Annual Ornaments from Homespun Elegance
Sandra's trio of 3 x 4 stitched ornament charts are here... a snowman, Santa and sampler theme.

These always follow the same color scheme... brick reds, caramel browns and deep green; the collection has been ongoing for several years, so these will match designs from past years.

Christmas Mouses from Madame Chantilly Christmas Mouses
from Madame Chantilly
Here's a whole little group of mice friends decorating for Christmas! Pull out some of the design elements and stitch alone (like the tiny red truck or the little guy and his polka dot stocking, this finishes a generous 14 x 7 on 32ct natural linen.

Charted for 9 shades of DMC floss, this might be kind of cute with metallic added in the lights, a little Wisper thread on the mice, some pom-poms on the polka dot stocking, maybe some beads on the tree? Very traditional European Christmas colors of red, white green and gray! Offered as a chart.

Black Cat Hollow from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Black Cat Hollow - All Three Parts! from Barbara Ana
This is a whole village scene complete with pumpkin vine border, little haunted houses, black cats, and witches with big behinds!!!! (better them, than me!) Cute as can be, it is full of stars and moons, lots of Autumn vegetation and witches and bats everywhere. Originally released in three separate charts, we have all of them together, so you can have the set at one time rather than chasing down all the parts.

*Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.* Measuring 151 in stitch count, this will finish approx 11 x 11 on 28ct, and is charted for just 9 shades of regular DMC floss! Go for it, and add hand-dyeds, metallics for the house windows and bats... wool thread for the cats??

 Friends Are Flowers Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Friends are LIKE Flowers Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Thank-You Friend Button and Thread Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more Amazing Friend Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New and SMALL-ISH designs from Rosewood Manor
We're always after Karen of Rosewood Manor to design us some smaller designs to complement her many large ones. We have 11 of the results!!!!! 1/2 Sized charts - clear and pretty color pics on the covers, nice and large charts on the inside.
Each of these comes with its hand-dyed floss from South Africa (!) or bunches of little hand-dyed buttons from Just Another Button Company (from IL!). Most are done on Antique White fabric... lots of fabric options with that! Make sure to click the pic to go to the inside Rosewood Manor page to see the other 7 designs!
  • Friends are Flowers *In the garden of life.* The included buttons make up the line of blooms... the measures 95 x 68 and is coded for DMC.
  • Friends are Like Flowers - *You can never have too many.* Measuring 95 x 119 (fits and 8 x 10 frame on 28ct), this one features hand-dyed flosses from House of Embroidery in south Africa! Soft honey, denim, light grass green, a raspberry and hand-dyed browny-greeny... kind of a Dutch feel to this one!
  • Thank-You Friend - This one is a pretty floral basket that features about 40 micro-sized blue flower buttons that make up some of the tiny buds on this. It ALSO features the south African hand-dyed floss. Finishes to fit into a 6 x 8 frame *Thank You for all you do.*
  • Amazing Friend - *You are ridiculously amazing, my Friend!* Another smattering of cute buttons to make up the pattern, this one measures only 51 x 77, so it'll fit a 5 x 7 frame.

Songbird's Garden #4 Promise of Spring from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Songbird's Garden #5 Bluebird of Happiness from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more
The Songbird's Garden from Cottage Garden Samplings
Oh gosh, this is lovely set of 12 designs that are being released monthly right now.We have the first 5... you can see that this entire set; it's going to be lovely! Above are the 2 newest ones.

Presented as charts... we have the first 5 so far, and are starting an auto-ship for the other 7 charts as they are released. Each measures 159 x 159 and are worked on various colors of 36ct Weeks Dye Works linens. Very elegant!

355 Sledding Santa from JBW Designs 356 Sledding Snowman from JBW Designs 351 Merry from JBW Designs
New Christmas Releases from JBW Designs
Small card format for each of these, they finish into mini-stockings or the little wooden sled ornaments.
Sledding Santa & Sledding Snowman -- Ready to deliver their packages, stitched areas are only approx 25 x 50 stitches, charted for hand-dyeds or DMC. 16 or 32ct for the sleds.
Merry - Stitched only in white... choose a pretty red or green fabric -- your choice for this! 198 x 70 in stitch count. Finish into a pillow or block stand-up.

Whoo-Dunnit? from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more! Whoo-Dunnit? from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff in conjunction with Just Another Button Company has done a cute design for The Silver Needle!!! A double-duty thing... you get a bookmark design *It's a Mystery to me!* to tuck into the pages of your in-progress read, AND a super-cute book cover decoration! The JABCO girls are a whiz at printing artwork on perforated paper.
Whoo-Dunnit? from Val's Stuff - click to see lots more!
The big owl against the night sky is printed on paper. His 'arms' are more paper, and the little book is even more paper, stitched and backed with felt. Attach the green leaves to his head, add the clay buttons, stitch the 'arms' a little and attach. All of this is shown mounted on the cover of a book... to make a really cute decoration on a bookshelf.

So, a bookmark and a separate bookcase decoration! Val and JABCO did this for us as a Shop Exclusive at the recent St Charles MO Needlework Galleria consumer stitching show. Their kit includes a ton of stuff... the bookmark chart and perf paper, button, ribbon and felt, as well as the book cover printed perf paper and backing sheet, more buttons and felts... you'll just need to add your own floss. The book cover piece fits a 5 x 7 frame... in case you don't have a spare book to decorate!

Botanical Stitches Pumpkin from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches Christmas Rose from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Christmas Cards from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Pumpkins and Fall, Cardinals and Christmas from The Drawn Thread from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia has sent 4 new designs -- all offered in chart format. For a limited time, we have the Dinky Dyes/Needlepoint Inc Silk Packs available for each... with the chart purchase. The silk packets are not offered separately from the charts. (There are numerous color chart comparisons available online for DMC and Gentle Art; Cynthia warns that she likes her silk choices the best! :) Bats in the Belfry from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
  • Pumpkin - Another of DT's Botanical Stitches, this is 'Cucurbita pepo.' A perky blackbird atop and nice, perfectly shaped pumpkin, this measures only 54 x 54 in stitch count. Perfect as a small pin cushion, just yummy greens, golds and those pumpkin rusts.
  • Christmas Rose - The next Botanical Stitches, this is 'Helleborus niger.' I'm not a botanist, so these remind me of Dogwoods and a little Cardinal... this measures 54 x 54, just like its companion Pumpkin chart. Silks are a dark forest green, brick red, creme and butterscotch in color.
  • Christmas Cards - This is a set of 4 designs -- all offered together in one chart! *Good Tidings We Bring, To you and Your Kin, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.* Each 'Christmas Card' design measures 60 x 90 stitches -- approx 4 x 6 on 32ct. Coded for the silks (conversion site noted on chart for other threads) our charts come with a smattering of Mill Hill glass beads and a little burgundy button embellishment. Lots of thread in this silk packet... deep denim blues, hunter greens, rich deep red, and the crisp creamy off-white.
  • Bats in the Belfry - Tall and skinny, this measures 43 wide by 152 long... so approx 3 x 10! Just a bitty thing, it features the same delicious silk colors as the 'Pumpkin" chart, and this design also includes a bonus chart that IS that little Jack-o-Lantern down at the bottom of the piece. Love that big moon behind the tree!

Glad Tidings from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Night from Heart in Hand - click for more Christmas Night & Glad Tidings from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has a few new designs - both time around are Christmas.
  • Glad Tidings can be stitched on any dusty blue or gray fabric -- something to make it look like a quiet, frosty winter evening. It finishes about 2 x 3-1/2 on 32ct and is stitched with bits of Weeks hand-dyed floss or DMC.
  • Christmas Night says: Stockings hung, lights a glow, 'tis the night of Christmas. Cute as a pin cushion, it'll finish about 5 x 5 on 28ct. The small chart includes a few bead embellishments.

MH21-1811 Snowman Greetings, MH21-1812 Royal Snowflake, MH21-1813 Icy Evergreen, MH21-1814 Christmas Poinsettia, MH21-1815 Midnight Snowfall, MH21-1816 Crimson Cardinal from Mill Hill - click for more
Little Beaded Holiday Ornaments from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has a new set of six 2 x 3 ornament designs that can be stitched individually or mounted together -- back to back! The cute snowman could pair with the cardinal... the poinsettia and tree together and then the two flakes!

Bright, pretty colors, these are offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart and needles, and all the necessary glass beads and DMC flosses. Always sparkly and colorful on your Christmas Tree!

Pumpkin Spice Everything from Scarlett House - click for more Pumpkin Spice Everything
from The Scarlett House
Tanya Brockmeyer has a new pin cushion design... this sends us right into Fall and Thanksgiving Season!!!

Finishing just 3 x 5-1/2 on 36ct Dirty Edinburgh Linen, and stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it is trimmed with Lady Dot's Jack-colored hand-dyed chenille trim. Makes me want to go downstairs and bake something that smells good!!!!

Push Light Magnifier - click for more Push Light Magnifier - click for more
Push Light Magnifier
Oh this is cool and very handy little thing! This is a LED-lighted personal magnifier. Simply press down on the metal rim, and inside... it lights up... to magnify your viewing field 5 times the size! PERFECT to see needlework stitches, fabric threads, needlepoint stitch details, a stubborn knot... your instructions, a needle's eye, a sliver... ANYTHING you can't see right now! It is designed to sit on top of your project or paper, but you can hold it in your hand as well.

REALLY REALLY NICE! It comes with a very stiff microfibre zip-closure protective carrying case, and a microfibre lens cleaning cloth (because my hubby turned mine off by pressing on the lens instead of the ring and leaving a nice big fingerprint!). It automatically turns off after 10 minutes in case you forgot about it... it's just the most wonderful thing for seeing stitch detail! Weighing less than 8 ounces, it measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and stands1-3/4 inches tall.
PN180 Santa Knows from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
Santa Knows
from Teresa Kogut
Teresa Kogut has a delightful new Punch Needle design that is aimed straight at all of us WOOL LOVERS! *Santa knows your heart that's true... so he's bringing wool for you!*

What a fun decoration for a wool applique nut, or a knitter or a spinner. Presented as a line drawing to be transferred onto the provided weaver's cloth, this is punched with a #3 needle using Weeks and DMC flosses. It finishes approx 6-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. 4 New Cross Stitch charts as well... more fun things to add to your stash! (Remember, please, that the Punch Needle designs are grouped together on the bottom half of her page.)

Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Santa Claus Lane from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has done a half-sized Christmas Scene, and finished it into a drum-shape just for fun! Measuring less than half the size of their huge Christmas Scenes, this finishes 14-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32ct. You can frame it, or roll it into the round shape and make a 4 x 6 giant pin cushion! Stitched with hand-dyed or DMC flosses, it is super-cute! Santa is flying through they sky behind his team of reindeer... so those little ones down below better get home to bed soon!!!! He's on his way!

Presented as the chart, the JABCO button embellishments are offered separately -- HOWEVER -- it is confusing. The button pack contains the snowmen, moon and star for the framed piece as well as the Santa face button you see on top of the drum. THEN, when they sent us the model, they had a set of JABCO Pin Mini's stuck in the top of the drum -- and they are a miniature matching Santa face, peppermint and holly leaf. You'll need the *pins* only if you finish this into the drum shape. For a limited time, we have a few finishing kits that contain their red finishing fabric, cord, finishing buttons and stiffener.

Needle Beetles - click for more Needle Beetles
Well, these are the COOLEST little lighted needle threaders! A little 1-3/4 x 1/2 inch Needle Beetle fits right into your hand... it features a retractable wire needle threader that lights up!

See the colored dot? Push it forward... out comes the wire, on comes the light for easy threading. There is even a tiny slit on the right side with
a recessed blade to cut thread!Needle Beetles - click for more There is a lanyard hole to attach your beetle to something.

Because the threader retracts, it is protected from damage. There are finger grips on that little button and the bottom of the beetle... and the battery lasts for up to 3000 threadings!!!!! Absolutely the cutest things... and super-functional!!! Available in yellow, green or red... because beetles come in all those colors!
NOTE: These little guys are 1/2 an inch thick so have to be postmarked at 'package rate.' We're happy to send you just one Beetle, but suggest you piggy back her with something else to save on shipping costs.

JCS 2018 Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue - click to see more
The Annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine Ornament Issue
For the zillionth year in a row, here is the annual Just Cross Stitch Magazine's Christmas Ornament Issue. Shipping to us August 31st, we're taking reservations now. 65 Charts of ornaments from varied designers, some are exceptional, some are collectable, and some are truthfully not as great as the rest. (But you know, when they're on your tree at Christmas -- they all shine like a bride!)

JCS has a DVD of previous year's magazine editions -- all PDF's -- all searchable -- a totally great deal! Check that out as well.

Stage Fright from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Joyous Offering from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more Bee Grateful from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
Three New Punch Needle Designs from Threads That Bind
Punch Needle is totally different than Cross Stitch... it produces pieces that look like miniature hooked rugs. We have an in-shop demo gal, but U-Tube can also offer good instruction for this. Designs are printed as line drawing on Weaver's cloth -- a muslin that has synthetic in it for strength. You need a super-tight-holding hoop (which we have) and the special needles (which we also have), and all you do is poke the needle up and down into your fabric to make the bitty loops of thread.

Threads That Bind has tons of charming designs... these are three of her newest! Stage Fright finishes approx 5-1/2 x 5-1/2, Joyous Offering is 5-1/4 x 5-3/4, and Bee Grateful is 6 x 9.


A Visit From St Nick Kits MH171831 thru MH171834 from Mill Hill - click for more
A Visit From St Nick Kits from Mill Hill
Mill Hill is debuting a quartet of designs all stitched on 16ct Aida and garnished with their beads!
Describing each design --
  • The Stockings Were Hung on the chimney with care...
  • as The Children Were Nestled in their beds.
  • A Jolly Old Elf appeared and left gifts for all the good girls and boys.
  • Then as quick as St Nick appeared, he could be seen flying away saying To All a Good Night!
You can follow the favorite poem with each of these! Offered as complete kits of the 16ct Aida and Mill Hill beads, each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square -- the same size as the regular Mill Hill Button & Bead Kits.
Bohin SN29 Gold Preemie
2-5/8 Preemie Scissors by Bohin
Directly from France, we have these delightful little shiny gold scissors that are a teeny 2-5/8 inch in size. A petite size, these have a fairly sharp point, and I think a very slightly serrated blade. Serration -- that is the texturing on the blades -- like a ripply tomato or steak knife. It holds your thread in place better so when you cut; it's clean. (Your thread hasn't slid on the scissor blade and given you a frayed cut.)

The gold on these looks elegant... they are NOT a 'cheapie looking' pair of scissors!!! Very Nice!
14th Edition of the Quilter's Travel Companion and Crafter's Guide - click to see more
Presenting the Quilter's Travel Companion & Crafters Guide, 15th Edition
The newest Mega-Directory has arrived -- it centers around Quilt shops, but actually encompasses TONS of related shops -- like The Silver Needle! Glossy, colorful pages -- 432 of them -- jammed with 1000's of ads for shops all across the US and Canada, there is also a very comprehensive section on Retreat Facilities!

Everything mapped out for each state, besides the yummy ads, there are listings of every single shop they could find in each state -- whether or not that shop purchased an ad in here -- so it is FULL of glorious information!!!! It is 8-1/2 x 11, and weighs 2-1/2 pounds!!!! It's a Road Trip Bible!

Mill Hill 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection - click for more
Presenting the 2018 Mill Hill Christmas Bead Kit Collection! from Mill Hill
Buttons & Beads
These are the favorite 5 x 5 designs stitched with DMC and beads on 14ct perforated paper. We stitch our shop models on 14/28ct fabric instead... but either way these are fun to work up, and super on eye-appeal! Complete kits contain the chart, paper, flosses, beads and a button.

Merry Little Christmas and Brightly Shining are a pair -- hang them side by side. Penguin friends are decorating their igloo... I LOVE that cabin-in-the-woods -- complete with happy snowman in the yard, and the ornament trio is glisteny and elegant. The Cobbler Shop is this year's installment to Mill Hill's village series, and it's cute.

Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits 2018 from Mill Hill - click for more
Winter Holiday - The Mini-Kits from Mill Hill
Here is the annual set of ornament designs -- these all finish approx 2 x 3 each.

Presented as small kits of 14ct perforated paper with beads and floss, they are a perfect tree ornament size, and since they are so lightweight, they hang perfectly where you put them on your branches.

The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The National Parks Santas from Mill Hill
Every year for the past 20 years now... we have been given a new set of paper Santas! These three are #58, 59 and 60 in the set!!!!! Celebrating our National Parks, they join the other 19 sets of Musical, Rocky Mountain, Caribbean, Seafaring... and all the rest!

Finishing approx 3 x 5 on the included perforated paper, they don't have lots of beading on them... more cross stitch. You HAVE to have them if you have ever vacationed in one of the parks... or if they kind of remind you of a man in your life!

#42 Angels from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #35 A Prairie Garden from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more A Prairie Garden and PGII from The Prairie Schooler
Oh... I remember these! Originally published in 1992 and 1999... between these two reprints, you have 24 of the same-sized stylized florals to mix and match as you wish! Each block measures 45 x 45 stitches... do 'em over one for 24 tiny pin cushions in a basket!

Join them in a long line to make one of those draft-stoppers for a windowsill. Make them into little individual stand-up blocks. ORRRRR... just get the charts, and enjoy looking at them once in a while... 'planning for the future!'

Spirale from Jardin Prive - click for more Carre from Jardin Prive - click for more Something Fun to Color With Floss
from Jardin Prive'
Jardin Prive has a pair of new designs that I fell in love with! They are delightful! Only black lines.. you can stitch them just as they are, color the lines, or COLOR between the lines!

Offered as charts, they measure approx 100 stitches each. What do you think? Wouldn't just a PORTION of one be pretty as a pin cushion??? Stitch to your edges... how beautiful can yours be... and different from your friends?!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Sara Guermani - click for more
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
from Sara Guermani
By Sara Guermani... we have two new Christmas designs -- this is just one of them. An endearing Christmas Village -- Downtown -- Christmas Eve ceremony... everything is layered out for the arriving 3 Kings.

Overall stitch count is 354 x 140 - so a whopping 19 x 9 on 32ct. Charming landscape, cute figures coming for the festivities... presented as a chart.

Search the Sky from Waxing Moon Search the Sky
from Waxing Moon Designs
*May you never be too grown up to search the sky on Christmas Eve* is the verse on this holiday design! Stitched on 28ct Blue Spruce Linen in shades of DMC or Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses, this finishes approx 10-1/2 x 7-1/2.

Since it is on darker fabric, it might be fun to add metallic to the moon, opalescent to the snowflakes or even beads for the reindeer eyes and a little Wisper thread to Santa and his hat pom. I'm picturing this finished as a small pillow just perched somewhere as 'quiet advice!'

New Curly Girl Kits for Mill Hill! - click for more
New Curly Girl Kits from Mill Hill
We think these *girly* motivational designs are just the best! You see the artwork on napkins, banners, mugs, greeting cards... all kinds of fun places. The folks at Mill Hill have the design rights to bring them to us in Cross Stitch! And because Mill Hill is 'Bead Central'... they are slightly adorned with a few Mill Hill glass seed beads. Each is offered as a complete kit of chart, 28ct linen, DMC flosses and a nice smattering of beads. They finish about 7 x 7... and fit into Mill Hill 8-inch wooden frames (which we can order for you.) NEW HOME, FRIENDSHIPS, LOVING LIFE & WEDDINGS are the themes with this newest set of designs.
  • Home is where the heart is, even if you can't remember which box you packed it in.
  • Packed full, well traveled, and well worn, in our dearest friendships we are born.
  • Life is far too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink!
  • May your story together have more heroes than villains, more adventure than drama and may love always win.


Halloween Sampler from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Halloween Sampler
from Cottage Garden Samplings
What a cute medley of Halloween-themed words all bunched together into this alphabet piece! Stitched mostly in hand-dyed blacks (There are three different shades in here... Blackboard, Raven and Soot!), you get just a hint of bright coppers and oranges here and there!

Finishing approx 10 x 10 on 32ct, they suggest Weeks Dye Works Havana Linen, which comes in several counts. Maybe add a little black Petite Treasure Metallic Braid to the capital letters???? Offered as a chart.

Welcome Great Pumpkin from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Welcome Great Pumpkin from Cuore e Batticuore
Halloween is waiting for The Great Pumpkin!
I remember the Charlie Brown's friend Linus always spent Halloween Night waiting in the pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin to rise above... so here is a new group to carry on the tradition! I think Snoopy is sitting on top of the dog house and everything! Two little gnome friends perched on Jack-o-Lanterns... check out the little ghost-dressed kitty on the swing, too!

Measuring 279 x 160, this is stitched with just 13 shades of regular DMC floss. If you don't have time to do this entire piece... notice the tree on the right with that kitty and the tiny witch in the upper branches - it's a cute motif all by itself. Or, stitch just the best friends on the pumpkins - they're cute too.

XS174 Two Lamb's Tails from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS341 American Primitives from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS116 Harvest at the Mill from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view XS 190 Season's Greetings from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter -- 4 New Charts from Teresa Kogut
  • Two Lamb's Tails -- This is stitched on Week's Dye Works Tin Roof Linen. It is completely covered, so you can probably get away with changing fabrics if you desire -- as none of it will show anyway! With a solid stitch count of 200 x 104, this will finish a generous 12-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 32ct. The background is all Swamp Water... the sheep are Oak, and the flowers are Red Rocls. Gorgeous colors... just lots of stitches!!!
  • American Primitives -- This is a fun design to celebrate Summertime... Uncle Sam in his finery, another piece that is entirely covered in stitching... another chance to change your fabric 'safely' if you want! Finishing approx 5 x 7 on 35ct, beautiful colors of DMC and Weeks.
  • Harvest at the Mill -- Coming into Fall and the sunflowers, this is stitched on Weeks Parchment linen with Weeks and DMC floss. Finishing approx 5-1/2 x 8 on 35ct. the fabric comes in many sizes, so you have options. I love the flowers -- they'd make pretty pin cushions!
  • Season's Greetings -- A warming Winter Greeting... only there's no snow yet!!!! I think you need to 'frost' the trees and grass with a little white stitching... otherwise this snowman greeter won't stay happy for very long! Finishes approx 11-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 35ct... Teresa chose Cornsilk-colored Weeks linen which has a yellow-green cast to it. It all has a retro-vintage feel to it... so I am not sure you'd want to change that part to a winter gray... the colors are pretty the way they are!

Painted Threads from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Growing Love from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more Common Thread Stitcher's Mat from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more
Painted Threads, Growing Love & Common Thread Stitcher's Mat from Threadwork Primitives
Here are three designs by Threadwork Primitives that are not new... but we have finally organized them together for you! All presented as charts, everything uses hand-dyed flosses and various neutral shades of hand-dyed linens.
  • Painted Threads finishes 7 x 4-1/4 on 36ct. Just 7 colors on here... really sweet. The center floral urn would make a stunning pin cushion -- it's only 40 x 40!
  • Growing Love finishes 6 x 8. Inspired by an antique oval needlebook, the design shape lends itself to that treatment -- pretty and unique.
  • Common Thread Stitcher's Mat is a really neat finishing idea. A petite 6-1/2 x 9, what a fun place to park you needles and place your scissors. Finish it with antique fabric on the back, and roll it up... can you see the velvet pin cushion in the pic? Tuck that inside, wrap the stitching around it, and tie it all closed with that gorgeous rayon ribbon! (Lady Dot dyes gorgeous velveteen... and Shepherd's Bush hand-dyes ribbon like this.... choose a piece of velvet and a length of ribbon, and match your mat fabric and threads to it! YUM!)

Antique Scissors and Spools from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Antique Scissors and Spools
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here's a cute little design that appeals to every stitcher! Especially the scissor-hoarders! Stitch count is 80 x 90. Choose any fabric you want, and any color thread you want!

Theresa had some old lace, she added that... she says *do whatever you want!!!* Add a pocket to it somewhere to hold scissors... add some fun trim on the edges... make matching cushions for all your stitch buddies... anything! Offered as a chart.
Antique Sampler Fragment 1834 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more Band of Roses 1845 from Cross Stitch Antiques - click to see more
Headmistress Samplers from Cross Stitch Antiques
These are two different sampler reproductions by Kathleen Littleton of Cross Stitch Antiques. (A very accomplished needle artist... between raising her 14 children, earning a law degree, and Masters degree in Theology, she designs samplers and runs an 1870's authentic general store in her hometown of Frankfort IL.) Presented in leaflet format, they are BEAUTIFUL! Coded for DMC floss, the colors you see on the covers and on the original samplers look alike -- nothing has faded in her originals -- and she has kept the pretty colors in her reproductions.
  • Antique Sampler Fragment 1834 -- Finishes approx 5 x 11 on 36ct. Since it is an actual fragment of the original piece, do you have the nerve to distress your linen like this?!
  • Band of Roses 1845 -- Finishes approx 17 inches square on 32ct. The florals in this are stunning!!! Think about little pin cushions -- maybe then you can stitch a little of this and pretend you can get the whole thing finished!!!!

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825 from Just Stitching Along - click to see more

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825
from Just Stitching Along
This is a STUNNING reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1825. Finishing approx 15 x 22 on 36ct, the chart is coded for DMC or silk threads. The colors in this are beautiful!!!! Rich reds and greens, the border is pretty and balanced.

All the interior pots and vines are organized and all lined up neatly. The red house anchors everything down at the bottom... and notice how those motifs are centered above it?

Mill Hill Fall 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Annual Set of Fall Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill
Here is this year's set of these charming 5 x 5 beaded and stitched designs! This year, we have some different designs... the Wanda'a Wands shop features glow-in-the-dark thread! All presented as complete kits of chart, DMC flosses, needles, Mill Hill glass beads and a button for garnish, along with a cut of 14ct perforated paper.

We love to stitch these on either 28ct linen or 14ct aida and then stuff them into little hanging pillow, but they are also REALLY nice simply stitched on the paper and framed. (Mill Hill frames specified on the back of the kits can be special ordered... but we've seen some custom framed and they are drop-dead gorgeous!)


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

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

Cute Little Metal Rulers from Reflets de Soie - click for more Cute Little Metal Rulers from Reflets de Soie
These are fun little metal rulers that can double a bit as thread holders. When I opened them though, to do my web words, I discovered that they are METRIC rather than INCHES! (Well this makes sense, because Reflets is from FRANCE for Pete's sake!

So... you might like that feature better than inches anyway!!! Something pretty and fun for your stitching bag or a dressing inside a fun sewing case! Choose from Kitty or Filigree -- they are decorated on both sides, as well! Our pics don't show it well, but these are very shiny!

Mother-of-Pearl *Round Hearts* Thread Organizer from Reflets de Soie - click for more Mother-of-Pearl *Round Hearts* Thread Organizer
from Reflets de Soie
Oh, this is a pretty little thing... it measures just 1-3/4 inches in diameter, and if you look closely... it looks like 6 hearts all joined together. You can  wrap threads all around the outside of this, OR you can loop threads around each of the heart tops. Whatever floats your boat!

There is even a tiny hole drilled in each, so you can attach this into a sewing case or tether it to scissors or something.

Hocus Pocus I TOAD front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus II KITTY front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus III PUMPKIN front side from Blackberry Lane Hocus Pocus IV OWL front side from Blackberry Lane
The Hocus Pocus Hats! from Blackberry Lane
WOW... talk about a gorgeous and detailed set of pattens!!!! Marie Driskill has designed 4 *faces wearing hats.* Each is Halloween-themed, and TWO-SIDED. Her exquisite shading talents are showcased in all of them... they are STUNNING! Choose to stitch them individually and frame them flat or finish into 8 ornaments... OR make them into little miniature linen hats! She has the templates and instructions included for finishing options. Hocus Pocus black display clamp holding up the hat model from Blackberry Lane

Stitched on Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray, Pumpkin or Peoria Purple Linens, using about 15 different shades of DMC floss (which for Marie, is not a lot!), each face finishes approx 2-3/4 x 3-1/2. Just bitty things, but her charts are nice and large and clear!
You can see the black display clamp in the pics holding up the hats... those are hand-made by Heart's Content's husband... so they are kind of special too! (They're on order, expected soon) Six-inch black iron twisting table clamps!

Get these patterns FIRST before you decide on fabrics and various JABCO embellishments, finishing wools, beads and perle cottons -- there are lots of choices here -- and you need to study them first. (You don't necessarily need all the add-ons) Here are the names for each -- remember, each chart features a front AND back design!
  • Hocus Pocus I (179) -- *Oops ah' Ribbit* features a bright lime-green toad with a pretty purple spotted hat. (This pattern has a charming original poem by Marie about a witch named Theodora who accidentally turned herself into that toad!)
  • Hocus Pocus II (180) -- *Whooo's a Goood Kitty* is a fierce-looking little black cat under a birght orange spotted hat.
  • Hocus Pocus III (181) -- *Sooo Boo-t-ful* This one is a lighted smiling jack-o-lantern with a black hat in top of him -- complete with a sliver of the moon.
  • Hocus Pocus IV (182) -- *Whooo's Scarrred* -- It's a very intent and focused owl with a beautifully patterned hat design.

Autumn Acres Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more
Autumn Acres Farm
from Hands On Design
The 3rd design in Cathy and Priscilla's seasonal FARM Chalk-Art-Inspired series... doesn't this look like the busiest morning at the Farmer's Market??? The scarecrow is all smiles as he guards the pumpkins, roosters are hanging pumpkin garland and there's Calvin the Cat hitching a ride in the truck!

Presented as a chart, the main piece measures 165 x 127 in stitch count, the matching sign is just 140 x 53.

Annual Santa for 2018 from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Presenting the 34th Annual Santa for 2018! from The Prairie Schooler
Just releasing... this happy trio is due in the shop any day! Same format as the other Santas dating back to 1984... same colors... same Prairie Schooler charm!

FYI: Several of the PS annual Santas are out of print as SINGLE card charts.
If you do NOT see the year you want in a reprinted leaflet, listed right below, we 'should' be able to still get it singly.
Here is the breakdown of what is available in the reprinted format -- leaflets of 3 Santas each.
Santas Revisited I -- Book #195 -- Contains 1990, 1994 and 2005.
Santas Revisited II -- Book #203 -- Contains 1984, 1989, and 1991. (1984 was the first year for the Annual Santas.)
Santas Revisited III -- Book #204 -- Contains 1987, 1993 and 1996.
Santas Revisited IV -- Book #205 -- Contains 1986, 1988 and 1992.
Santas Revisited V -- Book #206 -- Contains 1999, 2000 and 2015.
Santas Revisited VI -- Book #207 -- Contains 1995, 2003 and 2004.

#76 Farmers Alphabet reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #63 Christmas Samplers reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Newest Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
  • #63 - Christmas Samplers - Originally published in 1997, all three of these pieces are the same size and feature very familiar verses! I love Mom and Pop all snug in their beds!
  • #76 - Farmers Alphabet - Originally published in 1999 this companions #61 -- Garden, #65 Christmas and #68 Animal Alphabets!


Black Cat from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Thieves from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Thieves and Black Cat
New from Madame Chantilly
Halloween patterns are flying into the shop - just like they're on witches brooms!!!!!
  • Pumpkin Thieves is darling! The little witch is borrowing a harvest, complete with watch-cats! The main design measures a whopping 267 x 132 in stitch count. The back cover of the chart shows just the witch and pumpkins without the dirigible (the little blimp up there!) Charted for just 6 shades if DMC floss... this gal has Santa in airplanes and hot air balloons - she excels in alternative transportation designs!
  • Black Cat - See? Another means of transportation! A spooky village, that larger-than-life cat... again, this uses only 6 colors of DMC and measures a generous 172 x 140 in stitch count.

PuntiniPuntini BOO Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini BOO Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini WOOF Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini WOOF Buttons - click to see more

More Pins and Matching Buttons from PuntiniPuntini
More charming clay-topped pins and matching buttons to garnish your cushions and cases! These are hand-made by Paola Rizzi and come to us all the way from Italy!

Beautifully done, she has several other matching sets to choose from... these are the new arrivals this week. No specific designs call for them... you're going to have to use your imagination. They are very well done -- the letters on the pins appear on both sides. Get them now while you see them... your stash will be so happy!


Halloween March from Teresa Kogut -- click to see a larger view Halloween March from Teresa Kogut
This is the cutest!!!!! Teresa Kogut has a new chart that is so colorful and charming with an old-fashioned personality. Solid stitching on 35ct linen (18 Aida would work too especially since you are covering all your fabric with stitching) this finishes about 8-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches.

The background calls for Weeks Dye Works Onyx hand-dyed floss -- 2 skeins, but the rest takes a whopping 31 shades of regular DMC floss! The chart is a little involved because all that color shading is CHARTED -- there are no other hand-dyeds in there to do the work for you! Anyway, I love it!!!

Louise Lallier 1901 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Louise Lallier 1901 from Reflets de Soie
This sampler reproduction by Reflets de Soie is breathtaking! Presented as a chart... or chart with silks... it measures 312 x 412 in stitch count and is coded for DMC floss as well as the silk. I love the ornate floral border, the alphabet (letters are about 25 x 25) is 'pretty nice' too! Then there is all that lovely country scenery -- it is spectacular! Can you see the church, the country houses, the chickens... the donkey in the center talking to the little dog is so neat! He even has a basket of baguettes on his back!

I'd never in a million years get this whole thing stitched... but you could make those cottages (40 x 60-ish) into pin cushions, or the flower urns or even the chickens (60 x 70). The colors (we have the silks available) are bold and just dreamy... I just cannot tell you how lovely this piece is!!!!!


In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent from Needlework Press - click for more In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent
from Needlework Press
Here is a charming sampler by Needlework Press. It's long and thin, blocky and bold, and looks to be super easy to stitch. Stitched on 32ct Natural linen, it'll finish approx 25-1/2 x 6, and it'd make a really cool pillow on your couch!

Coded for DMC floss, just don't let any one SIT on this!!! The smaller take-out part of the design -- minus the alphabets finishes a mere 3 x 10! Presented as a leaflet.


Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig
Peacock & Fig has an awesome collection of crowns and this jousting scenarios to celebrate family occasions!!! Joust Another Anniversary might be perfect for a couple you know! Presented as a chart, coded for DMC floss, it finishes approx 8 x 8 on 14ct.

Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday!
Well, that speaks volumes! Personalize it for *that special someone* or just make it as the Family Birthday Sign to display every day someone in the family has a birthday. 7 x 8-1/2 on 14/28ct... DMC, 4 different bead colors and gold metallic.

We also have a wedding piece (At least you're not forming a dynasty by marrying your cousin!) and a couple of Birth Announcements. Then we have the births of the Royal Highnesses, and The King and Queen. Really a delightful set of pattens, all are clear charts, and they'll make you smile!

Melody's Song from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more
Melody's Song
from Silver Creek Samplers
Silver Creek Samplers has a new design... *On rocks beyond the sandy dune, a mermaid sings a winsome tune that drifts along the ocean breeze & puts my restless soul at ease.*

Quite the run-on-sentence... but that's OK! Finishes approx 8 x 8 on 32ct... coded for DMC or hand-dyeds... I need a beach house!!!!!
QUILTZ from Long Dog Samplers - click for more

QUILTZ
from Long Dog Samplers
This is a super-fun sampler by Long Dog that features multiple village scenes, quilt motifs, and cute repeating motif borders. It measures 130 x 298 -- 9 x 21 on 28ct -- and is coded for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Thread hand-dyed floss.

You can do a lot with this. Break it all apart, make small cushions, whatever! Quiltz was designed 'with a gentle nod of recognition and admiration for Pennsylvania Dutch Samplers.' A cute note inside the chart from the designer, she says you might be really sick of this by the time you put in the last stitch... but that might be better than sitting with the whole family in the 'stove room' every evening in the olden days! Presented as a chart.


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