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#68 #6 Barn Cats Reprint from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Vintage Prairie Schooler Arrives Again!
  • Barn Cats was book # SIX! That means it was published in Fall of 1985. A trio of pretty cute cats - timeless - obviously!
  • Animal Alphabet is just one of the alphabets they've done - Farmer's, Christmas - I know there are more... all 26 letters blocked into little 25 x 25 stitch count blocks. Another timeless design, arrange those letters any way you wish... you have a matching Noah's Ark block to garnish!

CS272 St Patrick's Day Hoopla from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS271 Valentine Hoopla from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Incoming Hooplas
from With Thy Needle
Valentine's Day and St Patrick's Day Hoopla designs round out this cute set of 7 holidays!

Joining Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas... Brenda's 3-inch designs make perfect pin cushions, and have been shown mounted inside 3-inch wooden hoops as well. All presented as charts, they've all been cute and quick to stitch.

Winter Valentine from The Blue Flower -  click for more Sleeping Bee from The Blue Flower -  click for more New Treats from The Blue Flower... Sleeping Bee & Winter Valentine
Jeannine McGowan has another glorious bee design to companion her Quilting Bee design... this one is kind of a 'winter' bee... it has snow on the hive and evergreens loaded with berries in the background. Stitched on 40ct linen, it will fit into an 8-inch round opening, and is stitched with both Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed cotton flosses. Soft buttery golds, winter whites and luscious dark evergreen colors.

Winter Valentine features two love-birds in the snow. Cardinals, add the mistletoe if you want! This measures 105 x 77, so would be about 5 x 7 on 32ct. It's stitched with regular DMC floss - but two different colorways are presented, as well as the sweet sentiment!

Holly Days Collection from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Holly Days Collection
from Shannon Christine Designs
Shannon Christine has a set of 5 designs, all are titled after Christmas songs. Stitch them individually or joined and surrounded with the border included in the package. (See pic at right.) You'll recognize the songs, and enjoy the swirly font and floating snowflakes everywhere.

Stitch this on something darker (a gray or brown or natural) rather than lighter to catch all that white... and maybe add some opalescent thread to make it sparkle a little?

The entire piece measures 152 x 118 - which would be 10 x 7 on 32ct. Not real big, but pretty charming! We gathered all the charts in the set together, and printed the border chart - including it all together for you!

Merry Christmas Pin Pillow from Dames of the Needle - click for more Merry Christmas Pin Pillow and Ho Ho Ho Santa Drum
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle's Elizabeth Ann Talledo has released two really neat charts that deserve a look! They are both the same size - finishing approx 3-ish by 12 inches on 32ct - and she has finished them into long, skinny pillows or cute little stand-up circular drum shapes. I need you to look beyond the cover pics a little... they simply don't do these justice. Both are stitched with only one color of thread - and meant to contrast the color of the background fabric.
Ho Ho Ho Santa Drum from Dames of the Needle - click for more
Merry Christmas (taupe on red) features an old-fashioned font with a Merry Christmas greeting, and a bird nestled in evergreens. Snowflakes glisten in the background.
Ho Ho Ho (navy on natural) is Santa in his sleigh being led by flying reindeer! You have CHOICES here with thread and fabric colors, thread counts.... everything!

The designs are charming and classic just the way they are... but WOW... add some metallics! Change the color combinations! Vary the finishing! Very nice... you should probably get both charts, because we can't choose the favorite one around here!

MINI Needle Nanny Owl - click to see more MINI Needle Nanny Thimble - click to see more Thimbles & Owls from Puffin & Company
Puffin & Co has new minders and threaders in miniature owls and thimbles! Her copper, nickel and brass pieces all feature strong rare earth magnets to cling to your chart holder or let you keep track of your needles and scissors.

Each piece measures less than an inch in size... the micro threaders are for beading needles, the regular threaders are for every other size of needle.

Pins & Orts from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Thankful Life Pinkeep from Heartstring Samplery - click for more T is for Turkey from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Tea Ball Ornaments from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Acorn House Pin Drum from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Fruit Basket Pendant from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
Tons of Fun from Heartstring Samplery
Beth Twist has been releasing all sorts of unique and creative designs these past several weeks.... float your mouse over the individual images to see their names.
  • Pins & Orts - A 4 x 4 pin-cushioned-sized piece... make it into a jar topper for Orts, a cushion, or maybe even applique the flat stitching to a little flannel 'stitching place mat!' Colors are pretty, and the florals look old-fashioned.
  • Thankful Life Pinkeep - This is a super-functional finishing treatment for a stitcher! Beth designed a little stitching sampler - reminding us to 'Count our Blessings Everyday'... and then she turned it into an over-the-arm-of-the-chair caddy and added a scissor sheath, a pocket for threads and a pin cushion on it! It can personalize your stitching chair! How cool is that! Presented as a chart, with finishing instructions... so neat!
  • T is for Turkey - This continues Beth's growing alphabet series. Not releasing in alphabetical order... they're all just cute, all measure 80 x 80 in stitch count, and they make you happy!
  • Tea Ball Ornaments - These are different! You are stitching ON THE METAL MESH of a tea ball container! Actually, that screen is really 36 to 40ct! The chart contains 4 designs and instructions for HOW to accomplish these 2 to 3-inch stitching wonders! What fun ornaments... especially for a tea-lover! All the antiques and strange things pop-art uses for stitching were the inspirations behind these for Beth... you'll need to find your own tea-balls, so ornament size can vary.
  • Acorn House Pin Drum - This is just a delightful Autumnal scene... a warm house surrounded by tall oaks... that Beth has finished into a round pin cushion drum. Stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses and trimmed with Lady Dot's mini-ball trim, it finishes about 3 inches in diameter and 4 inches high.
  • Fruit Basket Pendant - Another cool way to finish a stitching project, this is a traditional fruit basket design that is stitched with one strand of Weeks hand-dyed floss over one square of 32ct silk gauze. Actually easier to see than 32ct linen, you are making a whole cross stitch, and filling in the background with black. Then, the tiny 1 x 1-1/2 inch oval bit of needlework is mounted into a wooden cut-out pendant/frame/ornament piece. Just 45 x 67 in stitch count... I think this would make a really pretty ornament addition to your tree! Kit includes chart, gauze, threads, backing felt and hanging ribbon, wooden piece and instructions for assembly.

Berries Advent Sunday from Madame Chantilly Halloween Tea from Madame Chantilly Pumpkins Collection from Madame Chantilly
Madame Chantilly for Halloween and Christmas!
Gosh, these designs are cute! We struggle with great pictures of the stitching though, because the covers are lovely, but pale in color. You'll be able to see them a lot better if you click through, and then click on the individual images to see the larger versions.
  • Berries & Robins is contemporary, bright, clear and fresh looking. Do the birds horizontally on a branch, vertically with HOME (or another word) spelled beside them... or do the single little guy on the back cover that is simply holding a letter sealed with a heart! Only 7 shades of regular DMC called for!
  • Advent Sunday - All four of these motifs are inside JARS! I don't think you can actually SEE that in the pics... but can you see Santa down there on the lower left-hand corner of the pic? He's stitched on darker fabric, so you can see the design a little better. There are candles separating each jar - Hope, Peace, Love and Joy written on those... to make this an Advent Wreath! (the kind we used to set in the center of the kitchen table during December.)
  • Halloween Tea - The little witchie is serving tea out of her Pumpkin Teapot to her scary bat and cat friends! Main design measures 139 x 102.
  • Pumpkins Collection - I LOVE THIS! Check it out! There are like 20 different pumpkins in here... all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors and patterns... some have funny smiles, other have strange eyes... everybody is different, and together they make a family! You could choose your favorites out of all of these - stitch a grouping and NAME them all after family members! Think of the possibilities with this one!

With the Needle #1 and #2 from Lila's Studio

Needle #1 and #2
from Lila's Studio
This is an interesting pair of designs. #1 (shown at the top of our image at right) was released in 2012, #2 in 2019. They are basically the SAME piece... only #2 is her *Re-Do! with additions.* The verse is a quote from John Taylor in 1634 talking about all the flora and fauna... and how the needle can shape and wrought it all. The borders on each are charming and colorful... and the three or four little scenes in the boxes above the verses are delightful!

I honestly don't know which version I like better! #1 Is smaller - measures 20 x 9 on 32ct, and is coded for 24 DMC flosses. With The Needle #2 is larger - it finishes 11-1/2 x 26-1/2 on 32ct. It is coded for 8 DMC colors and 21 Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds - with no DMC conversions. Even if you don't stitch the entire sampler or samplers... those little square scenes would make fun pin cushions!

Little Bits of Halloween from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Little bits of Christmas from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Botanical Stitches - Chrysanthemum from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
New Arrivals for Halloween and Christmas from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia has been busy with a trio of new things... two larger designs that are motif medleys, and another smaller botanical.
  • Little Bits of Halloween - This is super cute! Tiny 26 x 26 designs - nine of them, plus nine little borders to surround them, and a Halloween alphabet tossed in, Cynthia wants you to arrange all these little pieces anyway you want! Do a big square of all of them, make something vertical or horizontal - loooonnnng and skinnnny! She has lots of suggestions inside the chart. Charted for Dinky dyes and Needlepoint Inc Silks - we have those kitted and available for a limited time. Cynthia also provides the links for color conversions to DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The motifs in here are really fun, great color and charm!
  • Little bits of Christmas - Same cuteness and design ideal just like Bits of Halloween. Stitch any of the 26 x 26 little squares, add a border or two... rearrange, do whatever makes you happy! For a limited time, we have the silk packets available for this. The design is charted for those silks, but again, there is a link to conversions in the instructions.
  • Botanical Stitches - Chrysanthemum - The next 4 x 4 design celebrating flora. Classy designs, any neutral fabric works for any of these in the small series!

Gingerbread Fairy Mouse Stocking & Embellishments from Just Nan - click for more Gingerbread Fairy Mouse Stocking & Embellishments from Just Nan
Last year the gingerbread ornament mice asked for a stocking to snuggle inside while hanging on the tree. Sugarplum Fairy Mouse uses hers to rest between performances! This little stocking is just 2 1/2" tall and features flowers and fancy snowflakes. A lovely fairy is adding the finishing touches to a decorated tree with the help of a little gray mouse wearing a pink ribbon.

Quick to stitch and easy to finish, the stocking is backed with tan felt and trimmed with a snippet of white silk ribbon and a gold jingle bell. Stuff the stocking up to the cuff line, then sit the mouse inside. Add a few tiny pins to secure and the mouse is ready to sit in the stocking and still hang by her tail.
Stitched on 32 CT Zweigart Ant. Almond Belfast Linen or 32 CT Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC and Kreinik 202HL #4 Braid. Design area is 2 1/2" X 2 1/2".
Included are 2 colors of beads, tan felt, silk ribbon and a jingle bell plus complete finishing instructions. Stitcher will need to supply lightweight fusible interfacing, stuffing and sequin pins or straight pins to secure the mouse.

Christmas Butterfly Ornament w Painted Butterfly Charm from Just Nan - click for more
Christmas Butterfly Ornament w Painted Butterfly Charm from Just Nan
Our new Christmas ornament features a dazzling hand-painted butterfly resting in the middle of 4 holiday butterflies stitched with DMC and Kreinik #4 Braid. Floral motifs link the butterflies in the corners. The design is framed with a black and white checkered border and accented with gold triangle beads pinned to the corners.

The butterfly charm is painted, glittered and jeweled in a 7-step process. It will sparkle on the tree!
Stitched on 32 CT Zweigart Raw Belfast Linen with DMC and two Kreinik #4 Braids - 202HL and 001. Design area is 2 3/4" square. Included with the color card are the butterfly charm, 4 gold triangle beads for the corners, a gold ring for hanging and finishing suggestions. You will need to provide linen or fabric for the back, 4 applique or straight pins for the corner beads and stuffing.

Hands Across The Sea's Isabella Uffindell 1829 Encore Sampler - click for more Hands Across The Sea's Ann Tong Uffindell 1835 Encore Sampler - click for more

Anne Tong and Isabella Uffindell's 1829 and 1835 Samplers are being reprinted!
Nicola from Hands Across The Sea is presenting these gorgeous samplers - we expect them around the end of December. Both girls were 10 years old when they stitched their samplers, and the original pieces are still together after almost 200 years!

Beautifully charted and presented, Nicola always includes pages and pages of history about the stitchers and the 'flavor of the times' when the samplers were stitched.

(I hate to call her patterns 'leaflets' because they are so much more than that. Multiple pages, beautiful photography, colored charts, and all that history!) Breathtaking samplers presented so elegantly by Hands Across the Sea!

Wintertide Cardinal from Artful Offerings - click for more Wintertide Cardinal
from Artful Offerings
Here's a classy little guy... just 'a settin' on the branch, waiting for more snow! Stitched on Weeks 30ct Dove hand-dyed linen - kind of a dusty blue green - threads featured are also hand-dyeds.

You can see the pattern inside the bird... that is done with two different colors of thread... gives it a real graphic and contemporary flavor. Greenery is also a gentle repeating shape, maybe add some metallics into those snowflakes? Presented as a chart, he finishes approx 9 x 9.

#263 Reindeer Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #258 Happy Camper Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #261 Thankful Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #260 Happy Halloween Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #259 Sweet as Pie Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more #254 Fresh Picked Dish Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
Some of the Dish Towels from Bareroots - click to see more Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
Oh my gosh, this is the MOST CHARMING collection of dish towels that you have ever embroidered! By Bareroots... each cotton 19 x 26 towel features a band of cute, seasonal stitching. We have 10, including Patriotic, Christmas, Halloween, Canning Jars, Hearts, Easter Bunnies, Happy Campers (which would be so cute in an RV!)... all sorts of cute themes.

You get the towel, the line pattern to draw onto the towel, the color pic of the stitching, DMC floss, and some rik-rak trim for each end of the towel.

Kind of a retro look... and super fun to give as a gift to anyone who'd like something cute and handmade in their kitchen.. we love these! Click through to see the full set.

Three Little Witches by Pine Berry Lane
Three Little Witches
from Pine Berry Lane
You get a trio of pin cushion-sized designs in the package - each finishes only 1-1/2 x 2 though!

Find some fun trims, finish them back to back... super small and quick.

Thimbelina Flossbobbin from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Spring Bonnet Bunny from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Spring Stitches from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Bittersweet & Polka Dot Tea from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more
Cheerful Things from Sew Much 2 Luv. All presented as charts...
  • Thimbelina Flossbobbin - This is a whimsical design... kind of a stitcher self-portrait! Thimbelina is sporting a thimble hat... and her dress is shaped like a floss bobbin! The little scissors there on her dress are actually a teeny 1/2-inch charm. She measures just 50-ish x 35 without her scissor border... but in the model pic, her border is included and she adorns the front of a pin cushion that features a scissor pocket! Easy to change her bobbin color to anything else to match your finishing fabric....
  • Spring Bonnet Bunny - From the artwork of Michelle Palmer, this charming bunny is stitched on black fabric. Choose your poison with black fabric... but at least she's stitched with DMC floss, and the chart is large! She's 65 x 80 stitches.
  • Spring Stitches - Another delightful design that needs to be on something dramatic - like this black - Isn't she precious? She LOVES her pins, needles and thread! Quite a few more stitches than Ms Spring Bonnet Bunny, Ms Little Mousey measures 148 x 139... and this pic has her stitched over ONE thread on 25ct! If that isn't a possibility, consider 14 black Aida (The Cross Stitch Police will not come knock on your door and scold you in the privacy of your own home if you can't see the smaller stuff!) She'll be charming at 10 x 10! Coded for DMC.
  • Bittersweet & Polka Dot Tea - What a sweet little wren perched on his pumpkin... in YOUR tea cup! Charted for DMC, this measures approx 5-1/2 x 6-1/2... just charming!

JBW's Christmas 2019 designs are here.  Click for more
JBW's Christmas 2019 designs are here!
A Christmas Scissor Basket from JBW Designs
  • Christmas Tree Collection X - This set brings Judy's miniature tree collection of designs to 20! Stitch them over one thread or two - either way, they are small sized.
  • Twelve Days of Christmas - in Tiny Ornaments! Each day is celebrated with it's own 43 x 41 design... they measure only 2-1/2 inches each! Each features a small charm, and the entire collection is presented on 4 separate small charts. Prices vary because of charms... 1-3 in book #1, 4 - 6 in book 2, etc.
  • A Scandinavian Christmas - Stitched in only one color (you have millions of choices on that one!), and garnished with the included 6 buttons, this finishes approx 5 x 10 on 32ct.
  • A Christmas Scissor Basket - This is the same format as the rest of Judy's little scissor pockets... they are actually small enough to hang on your tree as an ornament! Stitched with DMC from your stash, the chart comes with the 32ct linen, 2 buttons, 2 skeins of floss for the twisted cord edging finishing treatment, and the green holly-print fabric you see in the cover pic. I believe this is a limited edition.

Halloween Hamlet from Carolyn Manning - click for more Halloween Hamlet
from Carolyn Manning
This is charming! By Carolyn Manning, there are technically at least 8 different Halloween land-scapes on this... just cute as can be! Stitch count for the entire piece is 162 stitches square. It'll finish about 11-1/2 inches square on 14/28ct, and is coded for DMC floss.

I look at this and see so many possibilities! Hand-dyeds for the leaves and tree branches. Metallics for the moons and lights inside the houses. Beads all over the place for eyes or borders, not to mention so many places for charms and buttons! Choose a favorite house and tree or several and make a set of pin cushions. It is so cute... so much to look at... and so much fun to stitch because each scene comes to life as you finish it around the square.

Mr & Mrs Delicious from Lindy Stitches - click to see more Mr & Mrs Delicious from Lindy Stitches
Just for fun, stitch this pair of pincushion designs and tuck them into your collection of smalls... hide them in that big basket of asst pincushions! If you have a huge basket/tray of stuffed cushions sitting on your counter - nobody can resist playing with them. Then, they actually READ them... and HERE are Mr and Mrs Delicious!

Each finishes just under 5 inches square on 32ct... stitched with various hand-dyed cottons or DMC floss... just cute! Thanksgiving is coming!!!!!!

Moo-Ella DeVil from Petal Pusher - click to see more Ewe Witch Chart from Petal Pusher - click to see more Cluck Cluck Boo from Petal Pusher - click to see more Bat Pig from Petal Pusher - click to see more Captain Black Mane from Petal Pusher - click to see more
Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher - click to see more Halloween Hoedown from Petal Pusher
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST design! It's a whole little barnyard of animals all dressed up for Halloween! Presented in 5 single charts, each 4 x 4 design - stitched on any neutral 32ct - can be stitched alone, or joined together with a Halloween Hoedown banner border.

The whole piece measures 16 x 5. (That border chart is offered Free - details inside each of these charts.) Anyway, we get Moo-Ella DeVil, Ewe Witch, Cluck Cluck Boo, Bat Pig and Captain Black Mane. All charted for DMC floss... I don't know which section is my favorite!

Happy Halloween by Sara Guermani - click for more White Christmas by Sara Guermani - click for more
Happy Halloween and White Christmasfrom Sara Guermani
Sara Guermani has a couple of new charts that caught our eye...
  • Happy Halloween 2 - This is a big ol' Jack-O-Lantern Haunted House! Measuring 279 x 173 in stitch count - a HUGE 17 x 11 on 32ct - there are a lot of stitches in this, but it calls for only 13 colors of DMC floss! Big on visual impact, cute design elements, consider adding some metallics to the spider web, windows and ghosts to brighten it up!
  • White Christmas - Another of Sara's charming village scenes, this one has tiny houses and reindeer everywhere and a manger scene up near the top corner. Measuring 278 x 263, this finishes approx 17 inches square on 32ct and uses 15 shades of DMC.


Halloween Calendar from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Halloween Calendar by Tiny Modernist
This is a fun piece... each day of the month has its own 32 x 31 square, and all of them feature something different, small and CUTE! Stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue linen - we have some dynamite Picture This Plus hand-dyeds that Praiseworthy Stitches features for all their Christmas and Haunted Houses that would be really cool with this as well. This finishes approx 10-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 32ct.

NOW... WHAT IF... you re-arrange the dates on the days of the week - the 13th of the month doesn't HAVE to be Tuesday. You can make tiny 1 or 2-inch pin cushions out of each different date square. You can make individual stand-up blocks out of each one, you can use the Trick or Treat and Boo boxes and choose 3 more to stitch 5 cubes all in a row - you can do ANYTHING! As cute as can be, this is coded for only 14 shades of regular DMC floss. (Ohhh what about beads and thin metallics and some buttons?)
Sizzlin Summertime Carnival from Tempting Tangles - click to see more
Sizzlin' Summertime Carnival
from Tempting Tangles
By Tempting Tangles Designs, we don't see a lot of cute carnival designs, so this caught my eye!

Measuring 144 stitches square, it'll finish 9 x 9 on 32ct. Coded for DMC, it'd be fun to add some beads and metallics to this - it's just a super-happy piece!


New NOUVEAU Flax is in! - click for more Presenting our New FLAX 2019 Nouveau Transitions Collection!
Oh My Gosh... this is MY MOST FAVORITE collection to come through here from these past seasons!!! Textured weaves of black, Ivory and natural linens... we have a tunic, jacket, skirt, pants and a KILLER top!

The tunic is sleeveless - so I am wearing it NOW in the 100 degree heat. The Pullover has long sleeves - so it will be the winter version of my outfit!

Wait till you see it all... we'll try to show some close-up pics of the different fabric textures - just stunning! Kind of on the 'pricey end' of some of our FLAX... remember that you get 20% OFF when you get three or more pieces!!!
Mini Mesh Zipper Bags -  click for more
Mini Mesh Zipper Bags
This seems to be the 'year of pouches!' I found another size and style of zippered pouch to help organize your smaller needlework projects and tools. These little guys measure 5 x 8. They feature TWO pocketed compartments, and TWO zippered closures. I've taken a pic of my hand in each of the pockets... don't know if you can see the difference or not.

The front pocket is clear vinyl on the front. The middle 'wall' and back of the pouch is colored fine mesh. A really nice size for a small project, or just for scissors, candy and tissues! They're lightweight and super-handy to keep little things safe and 'locate-able' in your bigger bags!


Needfuls Wool Bundle NYC Picnic from In the Patch Designs - click for more Needfuls Wool Bundle Baskets from In the Patch Designs - click for more Needfuls Wool Bundle Eggplant Delight from In the Patch Designs - click for more Needfuls Wool Bundle Dirty Snowman from In the Patch Designs - click for more
Needful Wool Bundles from In the Patch Designs
Needfuls Bundles from In the Patch Designs - click for more OHHHH... are these the most luscious and luxurious little bits of gorgeous mill-dyed felted wools! Lovingly dyed in Ohio, USA, we found these awesome little packs of coordinating wools to back your pin cushions and ornaments. But what about lining your sewing cases or needle books? Accenting the fronts of your stitched cushions, or your punch needle pieces? You can even line little boxes and trays with bits of these before you perch a cushion in there... or even cut them into strips and use them like ribbon to garnish! (and of course... good 'ol wool applique works too!!!) Strawberry tops for the Erica Michaels stitched berries?

Anyway... each LIMITED-Edition-for-the-season packet contains 8 different 6 x 13-inch cuts of INTOXICATING textures, weaves, colors, patterns and sometime weights of GORGEOUS wools that all seem to 'play well in the same sandbox together!' Then, to top that off... they've given the little collective bundles cute names... so you gotta have them ALL! I've tried to take pics for you - close up - so you can see the gorgeous 'fabrics' in each bundle. I have absolutely no idea how you will choose your favorites - I bought 'em all, so I didn't have to decide!

The Gypsy Sit Upon - click for more The Gypsy Sit Upon
We think these are the COOLEST things! We haven't had them in stock for a few years, but found them again at Market! They are soft plastic pillows - 12 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches thick - designed to make you more comfortable when sitting for long periods (or short, for that matter!). Place one *behind your back* - upper or lower - which ever feels best for you. Then sit comfortably while stitching, quilting, reading, driving, surfing the net... whatever!

Softly inflated flexible disc (deep purple) prevents fatigue and reduces pressure on the tailbone. Helps relieve lower back pain, strengthens core muscles, and improves blood circulation. Nubby texture (see the little nibs all over one side???) allows cooling air flow and promotes improved blood circulation. Durable purple rubberized material remains soft and pliable... 'One Size Fits All!' Comes already inflated, will not deflate.


Handmade Primitive Girl Cushion - click for more Handmade Owl Cushion - click for more Handmade Penguin Cushion - click for more Handmade Piglet Cushion - click for more Handmade Cupcake Cushion - click for more
An Invasion of Pin Cushions!
Oh my gosh, we are overwhelmed with CHARM around here! It's hard not to fall in love with all these little hand-made cuties! Our Primitive Girls are wearing a ribbon that says PINS (even though some look like PMS! - which might be appropriate too!). The cupcakes are topped with beaded and pearl sprinkles... the owls have the cutest little wooly feathers, the penguins have nice fat little behinds, and the piglets --with their pointed ears and curly little tails - are just the best peeking out from everywhere!

Each cushion is hand-made of various fabrics and embellishments. All (except the cupcakes) are filled with sand so they are 'heavy' to your hand. They nestle perfectly where-ever you set them. The cupcakes are in actual silicone baking cups and are a little lighter in weight, as they are filled with poly-fil. Asst fabrics and colors, we'll try not to choose duplicates in any style for you!
NOTE! When you click through to Gadgets page 2, you can click on each pinccushion image and see a much larger one that will show you the color and pattern variations on them.


Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits
Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits - click for more Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits - click for more Oh wow... these are so colorful and fun!!!!! By Local Farm Girl, these are complete kits to construct these darling donut-sized felted wool pin cushions.

Packaged in a little cardboard berry box, you get the wools for the cushion top, base, and circles, needles of various sizes, hand-dyed wool threads for the stitching, two wool covered buttons (with a coordinating/contrasting button on the bottom side), even the printed freezer paper with templates on it, and iron-on stabilizer for those topping circles... AND 3/4 C of crushed walnut shells for filler! (whew!)

Four different colorways, choose between a restful red and gray combo, the vibrant gold and pumpkin with mossy green, the deep purple eggplant with aqua accents, or that yummy lime one with bright pink and a little soft gray!
Cottage by the Sea Sampler from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more Cottage by the Sea Sewing Set from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more A Delaware Inspiration from Hearts Ease Examplar Workes - click to see more
  • Cottage by the Sea Sampler finishes approx 19 inches square on 36ct. But oh, to live in a rose covered cottage on a hill overlooking the sea, Where I'd patiently watch the tall ships sailing by 'till my love returns safely to me Such a charming scene...!
  • Cottage by the Sea Sewing Set This little sewing set of smalls that companions it is delightful! It needs a 1/2 yard cut of linen, and features a Huswif that opens to reveal a petite scissor sheath with fob, needle book and pin cushion, a stacking set of 3 pin cushions, a thread/tool case; a ruler and a scissor sheath that holds a 3-1/2 embroidery scissors with fob. There are a few specialty stitches in all of this - but all are diagrammed in the 42 pages of instructions!
  • A Delaware Inspiration finishes approx 13 x 18 on 36ct. Silks or DMC, tons of special stitches featured in the sampler... this is a neat remembrance piece! This work I leave to those I love, when I have flown to worlds above, Where all my sorrows will be o'er, Where loved ones meet to part no more.

QUEEN and BEE by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more QUEEN * BEE from Rovaris of Italy
By Rovaris, we have two more of their fun words to stitch - Queen and Bee. Presented in two different charts, both have bees and crowns in them... they'd actually make a cute pair of stuffed pillows. Each is worked on 32ct natural linen with DMC... Bee is 132 x 48, Queen is 167 x 53.

Each chart comes with a bit of the cotton lace you see dividing the stitching from the finishing fabric, as well a crown or bee charm. Just black, white, golds and browns... they won't take much time to stitch but will make quite the statement on your windowsill, or nestled in that big ol' basket of seasonal pin cushions (you're working on!)

DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards - click to see more DMC Actual-Swatch Color Cards
Wow, we have these again! There is a very limited opportunity on these... we didn't get many! UPDATED to include the 35 new colors from last Fall... this is a comprehensive listing of DMC threads, the color numbers, and the listing of what color is manufactured in what weights of thread. (floss vs pearls 3, 5, 8 and 12.) It features pretty blocks of actual flosses all lined up in color family, so you can see how all the colors blend with each other. The varigated and metallics are also in here.

Use this to reference colors, help choose colors for your projects, match label-less threads... all sorts of stuff! For years DMC wasn't manufacturing these cards - too labor-intensive I guess. All we were getting were printed cards - not the same as the REAL threads in there - so these are wonderful, and we're happy!

Square Dance - October, November and December from Heart in Hand - click for more Square Dance - complete set from Heart in Hand - click for more
Due in The Shop September 26th-ish!
Heart in Hand's 4th and final Square Dance - October, November and December
What a cheerful series this has been... 12 small 3 x 3 block designs. Stitch them all in a long row, or make cushions. Mona's finishing class this summer (We had Heart in Hand's Cecelia as one of our Guest Designers) had them making a re-useable cube with a magnet inside. You make ONE cube, then finish each of the 12 designs as a small FLAT with a magnet finished inside. Then, change out your monthly design because of the magnets! You could even do this treatment at an Easel Stand-up option, and you could make your original cube with different coordinating fabrics on each side, and turn it to a different side for a different look if you wanted. Anyway, Square Dance comes as a set of 4 charts, and this finishes the set.
Winter Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more

Winter Whirligig
from Heart in Hand
The final in this 4-season set, the checkered cardinal cheers a snowy winter scene. Designed to fit Cecelia's Heartware Bowls and Tarts, all 4 of these designs have been presented in small card format.

A real cute set, we did a couple of them at our Camp Wannasew weekends on 18ct linen and used fun specialty threads!

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!

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!

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!
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.

See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Deep Teal -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Light Blue -  click for more
Two New colors of our See Your Stuff Pouches
These are super-strong, heavy-duty, very nicely-sized see-through plastic pouches. We carry them in Royal Blue, Brilliant Red, Bright Yellow, Eye-Popping Lime Green, Bright Orange, Deep Purple and now a really pretty Light Blue and a Deep Teal.

Remember, I showed you a pic of the big one holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies a few months ago... well. cookies are long gone, but the awesome pouches remain!
Serenity Harbor 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.


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.)

Ventotene from Mani di Donna - click for more
Ventotene
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 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.


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