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Clementine from Plum Street Samplers Autumn Hill from Plum Street Samplers Bless Our Land from Plum Street Samplers Goody Grimwood from Plum Street Samplers
New Designs are Now Here from Plum Street Samplers
Paulette has released four new designs - all of them are super-cute!
  • Clementine - Clementine is sitting on a white pumpkin in a field of corn and autumn flowers. Her stitch count is 71 x 66, so she measures about 4-1/2 inches square on 32ct. Worked with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons, we love all the brilliant Fall colors in this. Might Clementine be sporting 'an attitude?!'
  • Autumn Hill - Measuring 126 x 91, this finishes 5 x 7 on 36ct... and she will have a Thistle Hill design to companion her at Market next March! Glorious flowers all stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons.
  • Bless Our Land - There is a new constellation (who knew?) with little Betsy along with her eagle friends blessing our land. 74 stitches square - about 4-1/2 inches on 32ct... this is a cute little piece with an awesome garden vine, that billowing flag and two cute little eagles tucked in there!
  • Goody Grimwood - Oh this is fun!!! It's like a haunted house scene, but it has cheerful flowers in the garden! They don't match the house... so it's kind of fun to try to figure out who lives there! Measuring 164 x 150 in stitch count, this finishes 10 x 9 on 32ct, and is stitched with Classic Colorworks cottons.

Candy Corn Ghost Mouse from Just Nan - click for more Bumble & Hoot Needle Book from Just Nan - click for more New Fall 2019 Releases from Just Nan
Due in the Shop the week of August 26th. Little Ghosty Mouse is on our Auto-ship Program... the Bumble & Hoot is not, but you can let us know to add it!

Presenting Bumble & Hoot Needle Book
A whimsical duo of Bumble (who is a jazzy Autumn bee with copper dusted wings) and Hoot (He is a white feathered owl) grace the front of this octagonal fall-inspired needle book. Stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast linen, using 12 shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads, this finishes just a mere 2-1/4 inches in size! The back features a medley of rusty leaves, and the inside opens to reveal an orange felt lining.

Along with the chart, Nan has included rainbow bronze beads, little hand-painted Bumble in all his glittered glory, orange lining felt, gold-edged black ribbon to cover the inner fold, and a snap to hold it all together.

Candy Corn Ghost Mouse
Oh my gosh, isn't this little guy cute???! This little gray mouse who volunteered to be a ghost is trying really hard to be scary! He has *BOO* written on the back of his costume and a screaming ghost hat on his head, but underneath it all he is just a sweet little guy who loves candy corn and likes to hang out with the witch mice. In addition to the intimidating BOO, his costume features 2 tiny black crows stitched over one thread with even tinier pieces of corn in their beaks. Candy corn trim with orange beads decorates the hem. If you look closely, even his whiskers are candy corn colors. He is holding a candy corn heart in his little gray paws, too.

The chart includes the gold tail, Nan's signature mouse base button, orange beads, satin ghost and a vintage-one-of-a-kind candy corn glass heart bead. Stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen, he's a mighty scary 2 inches tall!

Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll & Embellishments from Just Nan - click for more Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll & Embellishments from Just Nan
Due in the Shop the week of September 30th.
This is the third design in Nan's series called Mouse on a Roll. All scissor rolls in the series will be the same size, and each features a guardian mouse. The rolls are designed to hold 31/2" or 4" scissors of your choice.

Each of the mouse garden scenes on the outside of the roll features a mouse (or 2) and a moment in an autumn garden. Look for an apple tree with gathered apples beneath it; a mouse on a pumpkin sitting on a fence; a scarecrow with sunflowers and crows, and an outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. Fall flowers separate the scenes which are grounded with graphic autumn leaf patterns. The scenes are embellished with sparkling purple beads. A gold cluster of grapes charm marks the closure. Inside, 3 little helper mice scurry through acorns, grapes and apples to a secret pumpkin patch - the padded pocket for the scissors. Find a fourth mouse behind one of the pumpkins! The verse: "Where pumpkins hide, scissors slide."

Use DMC floss and Weeks 2239a Carolina Cecil to stitch the roll as one long piece on Zweigart 32 CT Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen. Form a scissor pocket with the overdyed wool backing, sew on a snap and roll it up! Four mouse garden scenes will show on the outside, the path to the scissors and verse will be inside and your scissors will stand at attention in the middle. Place Harvest Mouse on top of the roll to guard the scissors.

Harvest Mouse is stitched on Weeks 32 CT Grape Ice Linen. Her dress is decorated with autumn fruit and flowers and purple beads. Her hat is a copper bead cap, her tail is gold wired string and she is holding a satin maple leaf. She is not available separately.
Complete finishing instructions for the roll and the mouse are in the Stitch Guide.

Autumn Time by Abby Rose - click for more Halloween Party from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Harvest Home from Summer House Stitche Workes - click for more
Autumn and Halloween Designs to Tingle your Stitching Fingers! Three new arrivals this past week...
  • Autumn Time by Abby Rose - 115 x 78 - A generous 4 x 6 cushion-size, your saw-tooth border can mimic the rik-rak trim you choose, coded for pretty hand-dyed flosses. Presented as a chart, I love those blooming fall flowers!
  • Halloween Party - 159 x 190 - A 10-inch circle of cute mini-motifs coded for DMC, this begs for metallics, beads, and maybe some frizzies for the spider legs! By Les Petites Croix De Lucie, presented as a pair of charts - one chart has the backstitching lines printed in color, for clarity.
  • Harvest Home - A 4 x 8 design by Summer House Stitche Workes, this can be finished flat, but Beth Ann chose a little circular drum shape instead! 32Ct Tin Roof Linen with Heirloom Gold, Toffee, Soot, Gingersnap, and Dark Chocolate hand-dyed flosses! Wool topping is Week's Mountain Mist Glen Plaid. The design wraps, so if you make the drum your seam goes right though part of the design!

A Witch's Hat of Bats by Bent Creek -- click to see more A Witch's Hat of Bats
from Bent Creek
Marsha and Elizabeth have finally done another design in their *Thing of Things* Series! Just in time for Halloween - which really IS just around the corner - stitch this cute little hat full of bats, cats, pumpkins, and a little spider! Lots happening in there! Presented as a complete kit, you get the 18ct natural linen and DMC #5 Pearl Cottons. Measuring just 6 x 6 when finished, make a box stand-up for a cute holiday decoration.

These kits are just like my Secret Needle Night designs - same size, same fabric, same threads (only we toss in some Rainbow Gallery specialties.) A great size for in-the-car-stitching... everyone loves something fun and quick to stitch now and then! There are at least 10 other Things of Things in this series - Candy Canes, Candy Corn, Snowmen, Ornaments, Pumpkins and Leaves, Easter Eggs...

Jack & The Boys from Threads That Bind -- click to see lots more
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!

Scaredy Cats from Kit & Bixby - click to see more Scaredy Cats
from Kit & Bixby
Kind of a fun Halloween-themed piece, this needs to hang in the home of a cat-lover! Presented as a chart by Kit & Bixby it is stitched with regular DMC on 28ct Mushroom Lugana, and finishes approx 6-1/2 x 9-1/2.

I think black Simply Wool or Wisper would be cool to make furry cats... a big 'ol Fyre Werks metallic moon is good... black Fyre Werks for those cats eyes... and yummy rusty/orange hand-dyed threads for the pumpkins!

Seasonal Sun Sine from Ink Circles - click to see more Seasonal Sun Sine from Ink Circles
(We don't know if that's a misspelling, but knowing Tracy - it probably isn't!!) She writes about this fun piece: This four panel design shows how the amount of daylight hours varies throughout the year, with a sunny icon marking the solstices. The colors and motifs echo the changing weather and how the landscape marks the seasons.

The panels are not strictly aligned to the official seasons, but rather to the solstices and equinoxes. We all feel the winter chill before that first day of winter. (Except you people that have been shortchanged a season or two by Mother Nature!) So, a pretty little design, charted with 14 colors of DMC... a curiosity for your countertop!

Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors
Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors - click to see more Due to arrive any day, (August of 2019) this year's pretty, decorated Gingher Designer Scissors feature a floral medley of green, blue and white! They are available in:
4-inch Embroidery - suitable for snipping threads.
8-Inch Sewing Shears - designed to cut fabrics.
**NEVER paper with your Ginghers!**

Pretty to look at because of the enameled design finish on the handles, dreamy to use because they are so substantial in feel... you'll love these scissors!

Coop Almanac from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
Coop Almanac
from Twin Peak Primitives
This in an interesting pattern... take a minute to get past the overpowering brown color of the background artwork... and pay attention to the chickens! They are all abut 40 x 50 stitches, and some of them have beautifully patterned areas of stitching on them!

Add some cool threads, do some long stitches... skip the borders, and do JUST A SET of chicken pin cushions! There is some chicken wire charted - maybe do chicken wire backgrounds for your cushions?

I think this pattern has great potential! Charted for DMC cottons, but think about hand-dyed Simply Wools by Gentle Art!

High Tides and Good Vibes from Sue Hillis - click to see more High Tides and Good Vibes Stitching Mermaid from Sue Hillis - click to see more High Tides and Good Vibes
from Sue Hillis Designs
Kind of says it all!!! A new leaflet by Sue Hillis, wouldn't you just love to be spending time in this little camper on the beach? Coded for DMC, it finishes approx 4 x 8 on 32ct.

One of the cover models features scrapbook paper flags decorating it... and the leaflet also includes a cute little STITCHING MERMAID! She's only 32 x 18 -- so she'd make a darling pin cushion!!! Just a happy, summer design!

Presenting a Tantalizing Collection of Samplers from Heart's Ease Examplar Workes!
Needle Artist Theresa Baird has been designing spectacular samplers and sewing baskets sets for a number of years, but finally exhibited at Market this Spring! We have so many lovely things from her - all offered in chart format. She lives in Delaware, so a lot of her designs feature motifs and the history of her area.
I cannot begin to describe these designs in detail to you... they are all exquisite... and I hope you can see that from the pics! Everything is coded for silks, DMC or hand-dyed flosses, so you have quite a few thread choices, and of course fabric choices as well! The instructions are EXTENSIVE - with MULTIPLE pictures of the actual stitched pieces inside, as well at lay-out design. Just gorgeous things...

English Tapestry Needles by Scarlet Today -- click to see more
English Tapestry Needles from Scarlet Today
Another brand option in needles... these are *High Quality English Needles* by Scarlet Today.

If you look at her logo... you'll see Carol Burnett's famous Scarlet O'Hara coming down the stairs with her curtain rod dress - you know - 'the one she saw in the window, and just had to have!'

The 8 needles come packaged in a very unpolitically correct package these days as well - a MATCHBOOK sleeve! Super fun, and of course, functional!!! Offered in sizes 20, 22, 24 and 26, and a mixed set - 2 of each size.
The Christmas Tree #1614 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' To The Beach  #1811 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Squirrels #1601 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The' Christmas Workshop #1416 from Une Croix, le temps d' un The'
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!
  • The Christmas Tree #1614 - 145 x 133 In stitch count... you could add beads for snow...
  • To The Beach #1811 - 168 x 60 - What a darling surfer-van, and the little stick people are just the coolest! This one has a second, companion design in here... they are holding their boards!
  • Squirrels #1601 - 161 x 105 - A mom and her babies! They're taking berries off the bushes. Can you see the smaller part in the top right corner? It's only 30 x 70 - so it'd make a pretty pin cushion or a pair of little ornaments!!!
  • Christmas Workshop #1416 - This is a little needlework sampler! 5 Sections, the whole thing is 213 x 131... but each of the smaller sections can be stitched by itself. There is a stack of thread spools, a beautiful stitching basket, and a darling little clothesline of hanging scissors and buttons!
    See? I told you these were enchanting!!!

See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Red -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Blue -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Green -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Purple -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Orange -  click for more
See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more *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!

See Your Stuff - large bag containing 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies -  click for moreEach 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.

Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly - click to see more Needle Rolls from Stitchy Shelly, Too!
More function from Shelly, these are 9-inch-ish square mats to hold threaded needles and beads. Sewn of pretty fabrics (you can't see that side, sorry!) Shelly has lined each with flannel. When not in use, fold this over to close - like a checkbook. You can see her labels in there - thread numbers on them - with the threaded needles. The flannel keeps the threads from falling out of the needles and tangling... and you get all your threaded needles sorted there... all ready for the next stitch!

Great for beads as well... spill a few on here... they'll stay put while you're using them in your project. Such a simple idea that makes stitching life so much easier!!! We are expecting our Stitchy Shelly Stuff right at Market time in a couple of weeks... she's let me introduce her things early, and we're thrilled!
Serenity Harbor from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more

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 from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Harbor Haven - The Complete Village from By the Bay Needleart
Harbor Haven from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more 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.

Holiday Hoopla #4 Thanksgiving from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Holiday Hoopla Thanksgiving
from With Thy Needle
With Thy Needle's third Holiday Hoopla design in here! A cute little pumpkin turkey, this is worked on 36ct linen and fits into a tiny 3-inch hoop (hence the series title.)

Perfect as a 3 x 3 pin cushion as well, if you're not a *hoopy person!* We finally have the little hoops in stock... $1 each or 6 for $5.
Needlework Labels from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Needlework Labels
from With Thy Needle
Brenda describes these: "Lets face it, our needlework will out live us! These labels will ensure that your framed work is 'signed and dated' for your future generations research." Presented in sets of 10, each with a different 18th century wood engraving design on it... they are a perfect finish to the backside of your samplers.

There are spaces to document: wrought by, date completed, pattern name, designer, fabric and flosses used. The labels measure 3-1/2 X 5 and are printed on 70lb matte self adhesive paper.

New Arrivals from With Thy Needle
Holiday Hoop-la #3 Halloween CS259 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla #1 Easter from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla #2 - 4th of July from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla 3 inch hoop from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Holiday Hoopla 3 inch hoop stack of 6 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Holiday Hoop-la CS259 Halloween - The third in this series... cute, cute, cute!
The little three-inch wooden hoops are finally readily available! Actually, very nice quality, you can paint them if you want, but very smooth and definitely ready to go for your finishing!

CS260 Boo to You  from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS263 Hickety Pickety from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS264 Gone Batty from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS261 L. Genders 1875 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
  • CS260 Boo to You - Finishing about 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" on 36ct linen. Uses Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks threads.
  • CS263 Hickety Pickety - Remember the nursery rhyme... Hickety pickety my black hen, She lays eggs for gentlemen... Approx 9 1/2 x 5 inches on 36 ct. Uses Weeks, Classic Colorworks and DMC.
  • CS264 Gone Batty - Approx 12 x 6 inches on 32 ct linen, using Weeks and Gentle Art threads. I bet that cat didn't stay so still for long!
  • CS261 L. Genders 1875 - An antique reproduction, finishing about 8 5.8 x 2 inches on 36ct linen.

Folk Art Scissor Block Kit from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
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.)

Verano by Satsuma Street - click for more Primavera from Satsuma Street - click for more Otono by Satsuma Street - click for more Invierno by Satsuma Street - click for more
Verano, Primavera, Otono & Invierno - The 4 Seasons from Satsuma Street
Oh my gosh, this set of 4 designs is finally finished, and it is a show-stopper! Each season is presented in a full color, heavy cardboard, clear-chart format... and they are just beautiful. We joke in the shop that you could cut out the pics on the front cover and frame THEM, they are no pretty! Each season measures 113 x 113 - finishing 8 x 8 on 14/28ct. Choose whatever fabric you like best for them... they are coded for regular DMC floss.

Put them all together, or make the set of 4 individuals to hang in a grouping. You could stitch each on 18ct linen with #5 Pearl Cotton and make huge couch pillows that would be 13 inches of stitching - so like 18-inch mega-pillows! So fresh, clean, contemporary and colorful - we love them! Verano and Primavera have been available; Otono and Invierno are the new ones.

Scary Apothecary Part Three from Hands On Design - click to see more
Scary Apothecary: Part Three
from Hands On Design
We are finishing this CHARMIMG set of vintage-inspired Halloween 'pharmacy signs!' Advertising all the scary things you might find in a Haunted Drug Store or Laboratory! Stitch with dusty, tarnished colors of metallics and hand-dyed flosses... Cathy's verses on these are just the best! So creative... they are all a blast to read. There is a beautiful set of metallics by Kreinik called for in this series - you have way more thread on those spools than you need... so feel free to add and glitz up your signs a little!

Each advertisement finishes about 3 x 4... *Snail Slime - take a slug!*, *Spider Legs - Serving size 8*, *Skeleton Polish - no tarnish finish!* The first 6 signs are already here, so now you can collect the whole set together.

Also on the way: Chalk Full - BOO, House on a Hill - Harmony in Autumn, and a regular chart - Autumn Skies. More info to come!

Sing a Song of Christmas 10-11-12 from JBW Designs 368 Be Joyful from JBW Designs French Alphabet I Curlicues and French Alphabets II Flowers and Leaves from JBW Designs
Summer Releases from JBW Designs
  • Sing a Song of Christmas: #10, 11 and 12 in the Series - You'll recognize your Christmas Carols when you read these little 3 x 4 mini stockings. They make cute tree ornaments.
  • Be Joyful - Contains two simple words of Greetings for The Season. Choose any count fabric, and even hand-dyed green thread to replace the 3 shades of DMC used.
  • French Alphabets I and II - Judy purchased an antique French sampler - it features these two fonts in it. She's charted them, so basically you can spell anything you want to with them. #1's Letters feature flower and leaf decorations, #2's has the curlicues!

In My Pumpkin Patch from Val's Stuff Come Fly With Me from Val's Stuff If You've Got It, Haunt It! from Val's Stuff On The Haunt for Halloween from Val's Stuff
The Spooks in Val's Pumpkin Patch! from Val's Stuff
A New Supply Has Arrived of these Popular Standups!
This is a set of 4 little 'people' that just might haunt your patch of pumpkins this coming Halloween... or maybe just your candy bowl! Each (they are limited in production, hence the LE down there in the product description!) is a celebrity that can simply stand on his/her own clothing... but are much cuter with a stick (I used an INK PEN under the witch!) tucked under that fabric, and stuck into a (fake craft or real) pumpkin! Val has ALL THE FIX'INS in her little kits - JABCO pins, felts and felt balls, gauze, hats, noses, eyes, brooms, pipe cleaners, ribbons, stuffings and sticks (for some of them) - everything but the cross stitch fabric, and the minute bits of floss. Grab your Glue Gun!
  • In My Pumpkin Patch - The CUTEST little scarecrow to stand guard over those pumpkins and all that fabulous candy. You'll need only a 7 x 8 piece of 30ct Weeks Scuppernong Linen, and a few hand-dyed flosses... he's about 5 inches tall without his stick. Check out the little pumpkin pin poking out from his little straw hat! He has a wooden spool for his body under that green shirt.
  • Come Fly With Me - This miniature green and purple witch stands a whopping 6-inches tall! You get her green ball head and green toothpick nose, the bat pin and felt hat, you make her broom, but her hair is already done. You'll need a about a 7-inch square of Peoria Purple linen and a few flosses - isn't the little owl on her dress cute?
  • If You've Got It, Haunt It! - Oh my gosh, this is one of the pair of ghosts - gotta get 'em both! Choose any white fabric - these little guys are on 25ct white Lugana. Haunt It stands about 6 inches tall and comes with his polka dot ribbon, cheese cloth, star buttons, clay eyes, felt ball head... all you need is that bit of cross stitch fabric from your stash and floss.
  • On The Haunt for Halloween - The other little ghost - he's got pipe cleaner arms, the same cute head and face treatment with the floaty cheesecloth/gauze cape... aren't these the cutest!!??

The Kitchen Garden from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Lupinis texensis - Texas Bluebonnet from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Aquilegia coerulea - Colorado Columbine from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
3 New Designs from The Drawn Thread!
  • The Kitchen Garden 249 Stitches Wide X 65 Stitches Tall. For those who love "homegrown," a kitchen garden is a labor of love in the Spring and a source of pride and joy in midsummer. Cynthia has reproduced her own Kitchen garden in silk on linen so we can enjoy it long after the fruits of our labors have disappeared from our gathering baskets. Stitched on 32 count "Summer Khaki" Belfast linen using Needlepoint, Inc. and Dinky Dyes silks.
  • Botanical Stitches - Lupinis texensis - Texas Bluebonnet 54 Stitches Wide X 84 Stitches Tall. The favorite flower of all Texans, the Bluebonnet is the floral trademark for Texas. They bloom for just a few short weeks during April and May. She's preserved their beauty to enjoy all year on 30 count "Antique Lambswool" linen using Needlepoint, Inc. and Dinky Dyes silks. When stitched on 30 count linen, this design will fit neatly into any standard 5" x 7" frame.
  • Botanical Stitches - Aquilegia coerulea - Colorado Columbine 54 Stitches Wide X 84 Stitches Tall. As emblematic as the Bluebonnet is to Texas, the Columbine is to Colorado. If ever you get a chance to visit that mountain paradise, look for this special flower to brighten your day. Stitched on 30 count "Natural Undyed" linen using Needlepoint, Inc. and Dinky Dyes silks. When stitched on 30 count linen, this design will also fit neatly into any standard 5" x 7" frame.

New SUNSHINE 2019 Flax is in! - click for more New SUMMER URBAN 2019 Flax is in! - click for more
A Sneak Peek at our New FLAX Arrivals!
We are EXPLODING with our FLAX Linen Clothes right now! April, May and June are linen-wearing season - although I wear it all year long. We have 5 new collections of things in the shop - and although you're really here to enjoy the Cross Stitch - you have to be wearing *something!* and FLAX is just the BESTEST!!!!

Our sizes range from Small to Extra-large - everything I order comes in all the sizes. I would say 90% of this is linen fiber content - the Urban Collections feature some cotton knit accents and panels - really comfy and fun. We love our FLAX because it is lightweight, soft and cool. It doesn't bind, cling, stick, creep, or twist! It lays well, it covers the parts you want covered, and it's just plain fun and classy to wear!

We have a huge FLAX page that shows line drawings of each piece and color swatches, and I have some comments about each of the pieces on there. We love it, we wear it, and we can help you over the phone with any of it you want!
We have an Every-Day Flax Special - buy any 3 (or more) pieces at one time, and get 20% off all of it!

Square Dance July-Aug-Sept from Heart in Hand - click for more Farmhouse Bird from Heart in Hand - click for more Needle & Thread from Heart in Hand - click for more Patchwork Sheep from Heart in Hand - click for more Autumn Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Arrivals from Heart in Hand
Cecelia was just HERE for our Summer Event... along with her models of all these cute new arrivals!
  • Square Dance is darling as always... July, Aug, Sept this time.
  • Farmhouse Bird is another in this vintage series of Cecelia's.
  • Needle & Thread is the latest design that fits Heart in Hands Heartware bowls and tarts! The perfect pin cushion size!
  • Patchwork Sheep is cute... everyone loves that little baby sheep in there!
  • Autumn Whirligig - A checkered squirrel celebrates autumn's bounty. It also fits the top of Cecelia's Heartware Bowls and Tarts.

Elizabeth Walsh's Work from Scarlett House - click for more Elizabeth Walsh's Work from The Scarlett House
The Scarlett House has a pretty sampler mat, scissor fob and pin keep design set - all featuring charming floral urns, coverlet motifs and a little seamstress girl. The main sampler finishes approx 7 x 9 on 36ct Doubloon Linen by Picture This Plus. Everything is stitched with hand-dyed flosses or DMC.

A super-cute set, she has presented in a cool little metal tray! No tray? Tanya offers assembly instructions to make the main piece into a sewing mat.

Still Queen of the Needle from Just Nan - click for more New Just Nan designs
Presenting Still Queen of the Needle Special Edition 2019
In my little kingdom/ of stitches that cross/ I am queen of the needle/ still boss of the floss!
The Queen returns in a new format, and she is still in charge of all the stitches and all of the floss. This time the verse (stitched in royal purple, of course) wraps around the panels of a cube.

Each panel is a scene in the Queen's garden of beautiful flowers where bluebirds, bunnies, butterflies, ladybugs, bees and tiny mice come to play. There are roses, crowns and pink pearls on the top and a turtle giving a mouse a ride on the bottom.

Stitched on 32 CT Weeks Charlotte's Pink Linen with DMC, Kreinik 3202 #4 Braid and Gentle Art 7035 Tea Rose. Cut size, which includes 2" margins, is 13 3/4"H X 11 1/4" W or 35cm H X 29cm W. Included are white pearl and lavender hex beads, pink pearls, a gold crown charm for the top, 4 pink and white striped beads for "feet," cardboard for the base and complete finishing instructions.

You will need to supply heavyweight fusible interfacing, stuffing and optional pearl pins for the top corners.
Each side of the cube measures 3" X 3".
Queen of the Needle Mouse from Just Nan - click for more Queen of the Needle Mouse
Of course, one of the mice pleaded to play the Queen! She is wearing a dress with flowers and butterflies from her garden, dotted with white pearl beads. Her crown is gold and so is her needle. She thinks she looks very regal, especially when sitting on top of her lovely pink garden throne. The octagonal cube is available above

Included are white pearl beads, gold tail, our signature button for the base, crown bead, gold needle and 1 pink pearl to add to the crown.
Stitcher will need to provide stuffing and a straight pin for the crown. Complete finishing instructions for the mouse are included.
Queen of the Needle Mouse is stitched on 32 CT Weeks Charlotte's Pink Linen with DMC.
Design area is 2" X 3 1/2".
Note: This mouse is included in our Tiny Ornaments Auto-Ship.

Ventotene from Mani di Donna - click for more
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.

Nothing to Fear from My Big Toe - click to see more Nothing to Fear
from My Big Toe
*There is nothing to fear but fear itself and spiders.* Good advice for life!

This is just a silly, simple chart from My Big Toe that is probably perfect for someone you know! Stitch count of 68 x 68 - that's 4 inches on 32ct - it uses 7 shades of Week's hand-dyed flosses. There is a clay flower button featured, but you could always add a black bead or two for those spider bodies!

The Farmer's Wife #2 from Carolyn Manning - click for more Rose of Sharon from Carolyn Manning - click for more Rose of Sharon and The Farmer's Wife #2
from Carolyn Manning
By Carolyn Manning, we have two new quilt-y charts to cross stitch. Both large pieces (all of hers are) Rose of Sharon measures 164 stitches square, while Farmer's Wife is 205. Both use DMC floss, and because these are digital charts, the software program tells us how many stitches of each color you are going to do, and extimates floss usage. (I love reading that info -- it's CRAZY!)

I don't really want to know that I'm going to be doing 42,025 stitches one way, then have to CROSS them again! But the pictures ARE pretty! So... I am back to reminding you that you can have a stunning, gorgeous, eye-catching big piece...or you can break out your favorite parts and make some smaller cushions or something! Don't get stuck on those 84,050 stitches (that I KNOW you CAN do...!)
Adventure Awaits from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Adventure Awaits
from Tiny Modernist
What a fun piece to stitch for your RV? Even though it shows a tent? Who knows?

Tiny Modernist's 7 x 8 design could be perfect for a cabin too... and you can always change the wording in the center to NAME your campsite or cabin or RV! A fun subject, it just makes you smile! Presented as a small chart, coded for 15 shades of DMC floss.

Gingerbread Cottage from Little Dove Designs - click to see more Holly Jolly Christmas from Little Dove Designs - click to see more Holly Jolly Christmas and Gingerbread Cottage from Little Dove Designs
Holly Jolly Christmas and Gingerbread Cottage are two new charts that I think have a lot of promise! The chart covers show only a computerized image of the colored chart, so you need to train your eye to imagine hand-dyed threads in them, beads, buttons, metallics, maybe even some specialty stitches for texture.
  • Holly Jolly Christmas measures 145 x 148 - so about 10 x 10 on 14/28. You can split apart the sections and make single ornaments or pin cushions. EVERYWHERE I see opportunities for seed beads in eyes, berries, and snowflakes. Metallics would be fun in eyes, flags, the ornaments and Santa's sleigh. Little clay carrot buttons on the snowmen and the peppermints in the nine-patch, and the roof, tree and grass below Santa would be stunning with rows of Satin Stitches... and Rudolph needs a red bead nose!
  • Gingerbread Cottage is fun too. More stitches, beads and buttons... Might be fun to add the family name to the cottage! This measures 79 x 119, so it'll finish about 5 x 8 on 16/32.

Liberty Lane from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Just Saying #2 from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
Just Saying #2 and Liberty Lane from Abby Rose Designs
A pair of new charts by Abby Rose; both come as chart.
  • Liberty Lane finishes approx 7 x 10-ish on 32ct Parchment linen with 19 different hand-dyed flosses called for. It's a pretty little piece... I like; the organized border, the houses, and all the little flower and trees all lined up 'in the garden!' To give you a sense of color, the trim is Lady Dot's Vintage colored chenille.
  • Just Saying #2 is the second of her 4-part series of pin cushions with familiar sayings on them. Each of those finishes about 4 x 4, and use hand-dyeds as well. We have a little auto-ship for this set of 4 charts, so you can collect all 12 that will be in the set.

Sew She Did! from It's Sew Emma Stitching - click to see more Sew She Did!
from It's Sew Emma Stitching
*She believed she could... SEW she did!* What a fun design that NEEDS to be stitched and hung by the sewing machine. Choose any white fabric you like... this is coded for DMCs of 817, 335, 776, 743, 703, 702, 964, 958 and 169 - all very happy colors!

Next, find some cute buttons for garnish. This finishes approx 7 x 10 on 14/28ct. Presented as a leaflet with a huge, colored chart.

The Choose Your Own Motto Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
The Choose Your Own Motto Sampler
from Heartstring Samplery
What a cool idea Beth had with this design... she's done a pretty floral border, and given YOU the option of filling in ANYTHING you want to say... instead of one of her verses. Of course, we can all do this with ANY pattern we have... but you never think of that. You're going to need some graph paper, and charted alphabets to use, but think of something fun and see what you can create! Stitch count of overall border is 205 x 171.

*On a side note... Rosewood Manor has a book of 101 charted SMALL alphabet fonts... which is just incredible. A wonderful reference book - regardless of whether or not you stitch her main sampler - it's the kind of thing that comes in really handy with a project like designing your own motto!

Summer Time from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
Summer Time from Abby Rose Designs
What a pretty pin cushion design stitched on Picture This Plus's hand-dyed Wren linen. Wren comes in several different counts - Aida as well - so on 16/32ct, this finishes about 5-1/2 x 7-1/2.

A cute house and super-billowy and pretty flowers, the design has nice balance, and will look great tucked into that big bowl of your various stitched pin cushions! Get out your Toasted Barley, Rose Garden, Pecan Pie, Shaker White, Dried Thyme, Oscar, Olive, Raspberry Frost, Garden Gate, Straw Bonnet, and Old Covered Bridge!

Happy Horse Hauler from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more To and Fro from Open Road Abode Needleworks - click to see more New *Road Trips* from Open Road Abode Needleworks
Melody Gilmore has a delightful collection of retro-flavored designs that feature Campers, RV's, the State Parks, all the things that just make you want to pack your bags and gas up the car! Summertime, here we come! Cute for the camper... or fun to remind you of all your favorite summer, fall and weekend adventures, make sure to see all her cute, super-simple fun designs on her page. Here are a couple of new ones we've added...
  • To and Fro - Stitched in a single color and garnished with buttons... this finishes 8-1/2 inches on 14/28ct. Might make a cute pillow for the camper especially if you have someone in the group that just HAS to stop at everything halfway cool... ALL the time!!!
  • Happy Horse Hauler - Now that's just cute... but I think the horse is happier OUT of the hauler! Just 4 x 7 on 14ct.

Betises de Chats from Madame la Fee - click to see more La Plage a 200m from Madame la Fee - click to see more Tresor's d'Automme from Madame la Fee - click to see more Grimoire from Madame la Fee - click to see more
Four New Charts from Madame La Fee
Always 180-ish square in stitch count - that makes them turn out 10 x 10 on 18/36ct fabric. Classy and colorful, these are always cute! Coded for regular DMC floss, each is kind of segmented off, and features beautiful individual design elements. You don't HAVE to stitch them in their entirety, spend a minute and really study them to find your favorite parts!

Coming from France, there are some English instructions inside and lovely, clear, colored charts. Each does include a charm embellishment of some sort, but I don't want to open packages; I can feel that they are in there!

PuntiniPuntini Sweet Spring Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Sweet Spring Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Wool Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Wool Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Bees and Flowers Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Bees and Flowers Buttons - click to see more
Hand Made Pins and Buttons from PuntiniPuntini
Oh my gosh, we LOVE Paola's darling bitty hand-made polymer clay pins and buttons! We carry her entire line - every one of the sets is cuter than the last. Beautiful shading and design details... The Wool, Sweet Spring and Bees & flowers are all new design sets this Spring.
Remember these for special pin cushions or sewing cases and smalls. They make fun Stitcher Gifts for your friends, too! Trust me!

Cats and Quilts January from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more Cats and Quilts February from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more Cats and Quilts April from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more Cats and Quilts July from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more Cats and Quilts October from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more Cats and Quilts December from Kitty & Me Designs - click for more
More Cats & Quilts from Kitty & Me Designs
Here is the year in 12 separate leaflets (so you can pick and choose your favorites)... all darling little black kitty silouettes against pretty stitched quilt blocks. Each month (doesn't REALLY need to be a 'month' - just one you like!) comes as a separate leaflet, each measures 70 to 90 stitches in size... and all are shown against a white fabric.

Coded for DMC floss... it might be kind of fun to stitch the cat in Wisper thread from Rainbow Galley - a furry thread. Fun to think about Satin Stitches or beads or buttons, as well!

Garden Party Cool by Satsuma Street - click for more Garden Party Warm by Satsuma Street - click for more
Garden Party Warm & Garden Party Cool
from Satsuma Street
By Satsuma Street... these are the same design... but stitched in different colors! How on earth can you choose a favorite??? Such a fun, fresh design, it measures 109 x 127 in stitch count - finishing about 8 x 9 on 28ct Flax Cashel Linen.

Coded for regular 'ol DMC floss... I just love, love, love the happy colors in both of them!!! Maybe stitch them both and finish back to back so you can flip it around when ever you want a change? Presented as a full color leaflet, nice heavy cardboard and a huge, colored chart.

The Duo Lights from Daylight - click to see more The Duo Lights from Daylight Company
Oh wow... this is a neat little light! It is LED and dims for 4 different light levels. It is SUPER lightweight, and comes as a table clamp, or stable standing light. (The floor version is due in at the end of May.) It has a cord... so not battery chargeable.

What makes it really neat is the light design itself... it is two little 10-inch long 1-inch round sticks that spread apart in the middle, so you can direct your light where-ever you want! (My first thought is having it on your table at a class - and both you and your friend get a light!) The design is such that the light is directed down... not right in your face. The on/off switches are just touch buttons at the ends of the light sticks.

The table version weighs just 1-3/4 lbs... (28 ounces) while the clamping one LESS THAN A POUND! The goose neck is covered in soft white plastic sheath, it looks so nice and smooth and clean. The clamp for that model is a SCREW clamp. It is not a pinch-grip thing... you don't have to squeeze it to death to get it to work. Right above the clamp base, you see a cylinder that is about 2 inches high... that is a 'screw'... so simply turn it to release the clamp, which can open as much as 2 inches!
I really like this light... no magnifier, though. Lightweight, VERY packable, clean, white, daylight balanced light... really, really nice!

Dog Owner's Welcome from Waxing Moon - click for a larger view Cat Owner's Welcome from Waxing Moon - click for a larger view 4538 Dog Bone Buttons from JABCO Pair of 3449 Heart Buttons from JABCO
Dog/Cat Owner's Welcome
from Waxing Moon Designs
By Waxing Moon... These tell you who the Boss-of-the-Household is!!! Cute finished as flat hangings so they can be displayed right inside the door somewhere, each finishes approx 6 x 6 on 14/28ct. *All Guests Must Be Approved by the Cats or Dogs... singular or plural... all families are covered! Cats are one chart, dogs the other.

Coded for Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses or regular DMCs, you have some button and pin options for these. The dog chart shows JABCO brand dog bone buttons and Cats has two red hearts for the kitty collars - they are available separately. ADDITIONALLY, Just Another Button Company has two new sets of pins for cats and dogs. Look to those as well.

Cat Owner's Welcome from Waxing Moon - click for a larger view Dog Owner's Welcome from Waxing Moon - click for a larger view New Cat and Dog Pins
from Just Another Button Company
Waxing Moon, Hands On Design and Scarlett House are three companies that come to mind right now that have just introduced new cat and dog lover designs. None of them specifically call for these pins... but we think they deserve a look and consideration anyway!
The Dog set has a little brown dog with a bone as big as he is (which is the secret wish of every dog!), and a little checkerboard heart.
The kitty set has a gray cat, red heart and a little red bird on the third pin.
Big, long, sturdy pins... all decorated on top with a cute piece of handmade clay.. by the talented gals of JABCO.


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