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Three Arrivals by Stitching With The Housewives! Get Ready to Celebrate July!
Three New Designs from Stitching With The Housewives!
Well Rounded! from Hands On Design
Cathy Haberman has a new chart coming with 12 'rounds' in it... 3 for each of the 4 seasons. Graduated sizes, each season is stitched on its own fabric, and trimmed with its own colorway of Lady Dot Trim... so there are a ton of 'ingredients to collect' for these!
Super cute, if you don't want to make the rounds... just do pin cushions!
Fabric by Stephanie has special linen packs - we will have them for a very limited time.
Lady Dot has a twill tape trim pack - we will have IT for a limited time.
Cathy has a finishing kit, which is ALSO limited ... but the charts will be around for years and years, and they call for DMC, so life is good!
NOTE! The fabric for the perennial pinwheels finally came in, and we have extra sets. We now have more twill packs in and the fabrics by Stephanie!
Berry Bowl Sampler,
a Collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and The Scarlett House
Wow! This is her collaboration with The Scarlett House! *Life is sweeter when shared with Friends.*
This is stitched on two different pieces of fabric, then joined together. SO... you can each stitch your half... and share it... so your stitching is on one side, your friend's is the other!
Stitch Count for the Entire Piece is 200 x 200... I think this will NOT get lost on the wall!
Sewn in Friendship
These are a collaboration between Heartstring Samplery and Plum Street Samplers.
We've seen Paulette's half... and now we have a pic of Beth's half - they meet amidst the motifs! (The Heartstring half is shown on the left, and the Plum Street half is on the right.)
They are sweet pincushion-sized things - probably about 4 x 6. *A Pin Keep or a Pin Give!* We love them!
ANZAK and Pavae for These Times
from Long Dog Samplers
We have received two new single-color chart designs by Long Dog Samplers this week! Stitch them on whatever you like, and use the color YOU want... or a bunch of different ones!
I Love My Cat Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
Well, your cat won't know if you stitch this or not... but he might sit in your lap while you do! *Croucher, jumper, sweet face bumper, stealthy creeper, armchair sleeper, my cat.* Pull out those two rows of the cats, stitch them in along row, and finish it into a drum shape - might be really cute!
Presented as a leaflet with separate accessory pack of the silks and embellishments, it finishes only 4-1/2 x 12-1/2 on 28ct Natural linen - those kitty rows are only 25 stitches high! Thea has a Dog Sampler too... depends on your favorite pet!
Bee and Halloween Alphabets from Rovaris of Italy
Paola and Livia Rovaris have a couple of unique alphabet designs that are presented as sets of 5 pillows! One has a bee theme, the other Halloween - in looking at them, the letters are in the same positions - but each is scattered with its own fun motifs. Find some cute finishing fabric first, then some trims, THEN choose your stitching fabric. They all finish about 4 inches high, but different lengths depending on how you finish them. What a neat presentation, you have to study them a little to see how they 'spell correctly!'
We brought home several new designs from the Spring trade show by these ladies... click through the links to see everything else FUN!
A Two Rabbit Sampler, Little Summer Sampler, La-D-Da Quaker, Kinder Than Necessary and Blueflower Drum
Lori Markovic's most recent offerings include these designs...
Cute Novelty Scissors
We brought home some Candy Corn and Sun & Moon scissors from Market! Joining our collection of owls, stars, ladybugs, pumpkins, pineapples and cactus, here are two more! The designs are all enameled on the handles of these 4-inch embroidery scissors.
While they are not the greatest quality - cutting wise - and they don't feel like the *Melted Butter DOVO's,* they do have their place tied onto one of your cute stitched fobs or tucked into a fun sewing case to match their themed decor!
New Needle Nannys and Threaders from Puffin & Company!
We have a frog, fun little flying pig, birdhouse and flowery butterfly. Each is made from copper, nickel and brass, and features a strong rare earth magnet to help it cling to your stitch board, or fridge, filing cabinet - whatever is metal.
Cute as can be, we have matching mini-minders, needle threaders and micro threaders (they fit the beading needles) for the frog and flying pig!
Christkindlmarkt from Pickle Barrel Designs
This is dear to the hearts of the ladies here at The Silver Needle! It is a set of small designs all stitched together of a Christmas Market Scene! We hosted a Christmas Markets Cruise trip down the Danube River with Jeannette Douglas 4 years ago - and are planning our next one THIS COMING December! So... everyone who went on our delightful trip - or who is going on the next one will have to have this!
By Pickle Barrel Designs, the top part is the header for the piece - check out those little gnomes (which have always been popular in Germany - but not here until recently!) Then, the glass Blowing booth - the first of the six stands. Parts 3 through 7 will be the glass ornament stand, a bakery, hot apple cider, (they all serve hot 'glu-wein' - hot sangria-type wine in special little mugs to collect from each market), hot pretzels and the roasted nuts! The individual stand designs all finish about 4 inches each. (Actually, there are terrific hand-made items at those markets too... and you should SEE the decorated trees the towns put up in City Center as well!)
ANYWAY, I know our gals will add metallics and beads and fun threads to these... and maybe even tape a few ticket stubs and market fliers to the back of their finished framed piece! Even if you aren't coming along on our next cruise... this is a super-charming piece! It's a must have! We're offering an auto-ship for this. The first two charts shiped in March... the rest follow monthly-ish till it finishes sometime in August-ish! Coded for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds, it finishes about 16 x 16 on 25ct Lugana - so any other fabric will make it smaller as well.
Mary, Mary Needleworker
from Lindy Stitches
Lindy Stitches has a cute new design that needs to hang in your stitching room or somewhere in close proximity to your stash, fav stitch spot - or gee - the Family Room! She has two color options - day or nighttime stitching - and it's cute either way!
Finishing 12 x 10 on 32ct, the little spool flowers are cute, and the dangling scissors, and of course the verse - it just makes us smile!
New Arrivals from Silver Creek Samplers
Just Go Left from Tiny Modernist
*When nothing goes right... just go left!* That just about says it all!
By Tiny Modernist, this is a small chart that stitches up into a 6 x 6 piece on 16/32ct. Coded for DMC, it'll work on multiple fabrics... might be cute to stick in your office?
Prims & Neutrals Finishing Packs from Lady Dot
Lady Dot occasionally makes awesome little packets of finishing materials - bits and pieces of her hand-dyed velveteens, hand-dyed trims, pins, cords and ribbons. They were offered at Market, and once we sell out of our batches, we cannot get more.
The Prim colorway contains tans and blacks, the Neutrals has more beige, but grays instead of the blacks.
Just luscious, you have enough stuff in either of these to finish at least 3 or 4 pin cushions (more if they are small or you are frugal!) - and have them all coordinate!
School Bus Vintage from Lady Dot
Oh I LOVE this twill ribbon! Lois has taken twill tape that is printed with inches and centimeters, dyed it a mustard yellow, and then made it grungy... kind of like if the schoolbus ran over it!
SUPER cute as a decorative band across a sewing tote or pin cushion... you could make a tiny carrying tab to stick out of a pouch side, use it for a zipper pull... just anything! It's 100% cotton, 1/2 an inch wide, and you have 2 yards in the package to play with!
New Designs from The Purple Thread
Basket Full of Easter, a Bent Creek Kit
The next *thing of things* design... here's an Easter basket stuffed with two cute chicks, a pair of carrots, 5 decorated eggs, 5 flowers, a butterfly and that cute little blue bunny.
There IS a lot on there! Complete kit contains the presorted #5 Pearl Cotton and cut of 18ct Natural Linen to make this cute 6 x 6 basket!
The Flag, a Bent Creek Classic Chart
Do you remember this? Bent Creek published it in 1995 - so it's 25 years old! A beautiful little flag, it measures 91 x 65 in stitch count - so 9 x 6 on 10ct, 6 x 4 on 32... or even 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 over one on 40!
It uses just DMC of 815, 822 and 823... and the letters from the alphabet make up all the stars. The stripes have no pattern to them - just stitches here and there to get that raggedy flavor!
The Haynes Sampler
from Annie Beez Folk Art
Annie Beez Folk Art has several new releases; this is just one of them - click the pic to visit the rest! This one follows a 'Family Established' theme... *The Lord made the family and in it he dwells.* Annie did this for her daughter's growing family - the 'Mom and Pop' are on there, complete with a couple of kids, a cow, the bees, a little goat and the family homestead.
The cool double row of roses could be the area where you add some family initials, there is a lot of possibility with this! Coded for silks or DMC, it finishes a generous 13 x 15 on 32ct, so it'll make a great presentation on the household walls!
Christmas Pets by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Mill Hill has sent 5 new designs by Laurel Burch - dogs, cats and birds all decked out in their Christmas finery!
Complete kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill beads and DMC flosses,each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square. Lots of gorgeous color... you have plenty of time to finish them before NEXT Christmas!
Mill Hill's Autumn Series *Button & Beads 2020
This year's set features 2 specialty coffee designs that match the Cappucino and Latte that we have had for several years... so now that set is up to 4 designs. The Haunted Lantern is REALLY cool, and the Pumpkin Tree features a neat, foggy night-time sky. The Water Pump is simply more of Fall floral scene, all of them are fun! Complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and buttons; each finishes approx 5 x 5.
The 2020 Autumn Harvest Series Kits from Mill Hill
This year's 3 x 3-ish ornament-sized designs... they are DARLING this time around! Mill Hill describes them: At the pumpkin patch people pick their 'Pumpkin Trio' and hear the 'Gobble Gobble' of the Thanksgiving turkey. To find the 'Red Cap Mushrooms' they will have to take a hike in the forest, the 'Webster' tries to scare you away knowing the danger of the red mushrooms and above in the tree, the 'Moonlit Owl' also hoots out a warning about the poison in the mushrooms! After all the fun, you are invited to 'Come Stitch For a Spell!
Each kit contains it's 14ct perforated paper, and DMC flosses, along with all the glistening beads!
The 2020 Autumn Charmed Ornaments - Little Painted Pumpkins from Mill Hill
This is a delightful set of stitched miniature pumpkins! Just the cutest little things - hang them on a straggly tree branch and stand that up in your basket of pin cushions!
Each pumpkin comes a a complete kit of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, Mill Hill glass beads and a little brass charm embellishment. They all finish about 3 inches in size.
Consider the Lilies & His Eye Is On The Sparrow from Heartstring Samplery
Oh my goodness... Beth has created her companion sampler to His Eye Is On The Sparrow! (Lilies is on the left... Sparrow is on the right.)
She is celebrating her first 'book' design - "complete with staples and 8-1/2 x 11 pages!" Consider the Lilies is HUGE - just like Sparrow. Packed full of charming motifs and tons of details... it'll be treat to have stitched in the shop! We don't have specific numbers yet or a color listing... but from the pic it looks stunning!
His Eye Is On The Sparrow is already in print - it has been for several years. Beth has printed a limited number of that chart (which is also still available in the smaller chart format) in the BOOK format to kind of go with Lilies. There are lots more details on this design on our Heartstring Samplery page.
Fern Ridge's Swan Button Box!
Here Now! All the 'pieces and parts' are ready! This is a charming button box by Fern Ridge's Pat and Peggy. What a fun way to display your needlework and special buttons you might be saving! The box - approx 3 to 5 inches in size - features 5 slots to rest 5 stitched panels.
Fern Ridge gives you a trio of blue buttons to go on the 'blue bunny' card, but want you to use your special memory buttons (and other cool stuff) from wedding dresses, tattered baby clothes, worn out jean patches... maybe some special silk ribbons from something. Find curiosities to make your cards your own.
The ladies also suggest tucking a special pair of scissors into one of the slots as another accent. The whole thing is such a neat idea... such a fun project to stitch. I have no idea if they'll offer boxes separately or not... we'll just have to wait and see! For now... all of this comes as a complete kit - box is already constructed - linens, charts and threads are included... you add buttons!
Blue Moon Manor and Gingerbread Cottage from Praiseworthy Stitches
The 4 Seasons from Little Dove Designs
This is a 4-Chart Set of charming samplers - each for a season of the year. All 4 are the same size - finishing approx 7-1/2 x 11 on 16/32ct. She suggests natural, beige or taupe for three, and gray for the winter one... but we think you ought to stick with the same fabric for all 4, or switch it out for EACH piece, rather than 3 on one fabric and one on another.
Coded for DMC, you've got lots of opportunity for beads, trinkets, metallics, furry threads, and hand-dyeds. Cute motifs, great little design details! We have gathered all 4 charts together for you, so nobody has to chase down a missing season!!!
Alley Cats by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
Wow, this is a cute set of new designs by Debbie Mumm featuring Mill Hill beads. Presented as kits, they are worked on the lip-puckering colors of Tropical 14ct Aida in Tangerine and Brite Lime Green. The cats are black and gray, the beads show up in those fun checkerboarded corners! (Mary put names on their frames so you could easily tell which is which.)
Finishing a little under 6 x 6, the kits contain the chart, fabric, flosses, beads and necessary needles. There are frames available separately if you need them... these are also cute just placed behind paper mat boards. Sassy and colorful!
Uncle Bill's Tweezers
We love these tweezers! We've carried them for 30+ years. I thought I couldn't get them again, found a source, ordered 18, and received 18 UNITS of them - which was way more than I planned! SO... I mention them, because stock is 'really good' on them right now! These are very heavy-duty, compact, super-precise tweezers, with a super-sharp pointed tip.
Because they are less than 2 inches long you have really good control of them. They are wonderful for picking out threads, so every stitching bag needs a pair. Every cosmetic bag, kitchen drawer and bathroom cabinet would love a pair too! Perennial Favorites! $11 each, for this year's Superbowl Weekend Sale... they are 3 for $30... and the 20% Off treat will still apply! How cool is that?
Patchwork Baby, Festival de Fleurs, Aux Couleurs de Digoin, Sampler aux Chats and Mr et Mme Quaker
from Jardin Prive
We have some new arrivals here... some have just been nestled in our baskets of charts... here we go!
Sea Creature Squared and Winter Sampler from Imaginating
Sea Creature Squared - These are darling 4 x 4 squares of 'fishy things' that we smiled at! The pattern calls for Tropical Blue fabric - you can see that in the background... BUTTTTT wow, we have some white/opalescents that would be great too. THEN, stitch these in sparkling metallics! Think about 18ct linen, and using Rainbow Gallery's metallic ribbons or nylon threads - add opalescent to the bubbles in the backgrounds --or even beads. Each design is super-simple, but so cute for a children's bathroom decoration... but you could always stitch the shark and make him a refrigerator magnet!
Winter Sampler is colorful and fun. Pretty large actually, it's about 12 x 13 on 14ct! Here's another one to add to! Opalescent thread in the snow, beads for the flakes in the sky. Hand-dyed green for the pines, Simply Wool thread for the scarves and mittens - or some wild hand-dyed something, and white angora or something fuzzy for the bear. Fresh and fun!
Home Is Where My heart Is from Thistles
Thistles has a new design - a cute little pink and brown house surrounded by Cupid's arrows!
It is shown finished into a heart-shaped cushion - it's actually rather large at 4 x 9 so that pillow is probably 8 x 11.
Stitched with a smattering of Sampler threads, the chart is coded for DMC as well.
Honey Bunny Sampler|
from Artful Offerings
Thoughts of Spring in the air already? Artful Offerings has a sweet new piece that might make that easier right now! Ms Honey Bunny is stitched on 30ct Weeks Linen color of hand-dyed linen with various shades of hand-dyed flosses. She finishes approx 8 inches square. Can you find the four-leaf-clover hidden in the pic?
Just a fun piece, you get a little graphic texture from the diamond shapes on the rabbit... wouldn't this be fun stitched with Gentle Art's Simply Wool threads?
Walk on the Beach and Charity for All from Erica Michaels
The newest Erica Michaels releases are here.
Crystal Snowlady Mouse and Blizzard Needle Slide from Just Nan
Just Nan's newest tiny mouse ornament is a companion to last winter's Frosty Chillingsworth Mouse. She is stitched on white 32ct linen, and finishes a petite 1-1/2 inches in size! She's wearing a sparkling snowflake hat and pretty pink scarf.
Her winter sweater dress features lavishly beaded and sequined snowflowers... well however LAVISH one can get on a cute little petite 1/2-inch dress! That same dress also features bluebirds stitched over one perched in tiny fir trees!
Chart includes beads, silver tail, Nan's signature button base, sequin flowers, more sequins and pearls... and pins for her arms!
At right, she is shown perched atop Nan's Pink Ice Cube. She ships to us February 1st. (If you are on Nan's Ornament Auto-Ship from us - she'll magically appear in your mailbox a few days later!)
Blizzard Needle Slide
Nan's latest tin needle case, this one features frosty snowflakes garnished with holographic stars against a deep blue background. Top of slide 'slides' open and closed, and the magnet inside keeps needles securely inside!
Bathya 1680 Sampler
from Hands Across The Sea
Wow... this is an incredible sampler... stitched so that it is reversible - front to back! Stitched over two and three threads, it finishes 7 x 24 on 40ct. Not for a beginner, probably not an intermediate stitcher either, this chart is INTENSE!
Nicola's charts are huge in here, great stitch diagrams, actual-sized pics of the actual stitches... the booklet itself is gorgeous! Nicola has 5 pages of history and information about the sampler and what was happening in the world in the 1860's... a fascinating read!
You could always get the chart now, add it to your stitching bucket list... and then maybe start with one of the motifs and make a single pin cushion. Then, get adventuresome and make a companion... then maybe tackle the sampler!
Mill Hill's NEW Perforated Paper - Amazing Gray!
Wow... we opened our new e-mail and thought - Cool! A neat, new, exciting color of paper. (We have 36 now... so really need another one to keep track of!) But we always love new stuff... and new paper color #37 matches DMC 644 - so it's actually a VERY welcome addition to the Mill Hill collection of perf paper!
Shiny metallics, painted finishes, some that resemble hand-dyed fabrics... there is a color of 14ct perf paper for everything! See the whole collection on our Mill Hill pages!
Mill Hill's 2020 Button & Bead Kits
I know there are hundreds and hundreds of these fun stitched and beaded designs from Mill Hill - but here are more, and everybody loves them! Presented in full kit format, you get the chart, DMC flosses, all the beads, the 14ct perforated paper, needles and a ceramic button for embellishment. Finishing 5 x 5, you can frame the paper stitched versions. If you substitute fabric, like we do, they make charming little doorknob or cabinet-pull hangers. You can make block stand-ups for a windowsill... or stick a magnet on the back of them, and garnish your office filing cabinet!
This season, we have a new Main Street business - a florist. Baltimore Oriole joins the Wren, Hummingbird and Swallow they have introduced from previous seasons. There is a white orchid - it goes with the Hydrangea, Geraniums, and Violets that are already out - and that peacock is pretty striking too! It's a fun collection!
The Little Spring Bouquet 2020 Kits from Mill Hill
Here are the smaller ornament-sized designs by Mill Hill for Spring 2020. Finishing only 3 x 3 - just as detailed as the larger designs - you get the same 14ct perforated paper, all the flosses and beads, and usually a tiny brass charm or Mill Hill Treasure to embellish. Literally hundreds of these still in production; you can see most of them cascading down our Mill Hill pages.
Complete kits, they continue - year after year - to be great values and really fun to stitch. We do ours on the supplied perforated paper, then back them with sticky felt. Cut them out - around the stitching - with cheap, crummy scissors. (The paper dulls them and the felt gunks them up - so don't use any scissors you care about!) Then, use them as magnets or ornaments. We used to get pin backs in the older kits - those babies would go through the laundry with that sticky felt on the back - and come out totally undamaged! Always cute... I love that little gumball machine!
HellofromLizMathews - 1999 Releases by Elizabeth's Garden Revisited!
Here are 4 charts by Liz Mathews - She'd published them 20 years ago - but if you missed them then, here they are now! Presented as charts, coded for DMC. All finishing in the 4 or 5 x 8-inch range on 32ct, they're charming!
Do some Satins in the grassy areas of Night Time and Bee Kind. Do some Algerian Eyes or Rice stitches in the 'landscape' of Nantucket. Add some antique-colored beads to Pennsylvania Bird. All four of these are petite and organized... specialty stitches or threads would look great on them!
Hugs & Kisses... Cute Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels
Oh... our monthly collection of these dish towels continue to enchant! Hugs & Kisses the is February edition... but one could argue that Sweet as Pie would do well too!
Bareroots has a delightful selection of cotton dish towels - each has your simple embroidery on them. Along with the color-trimmed towel, you get the actual-sized needlework pattern, flosses and rik-rak trim for the towel edges. We even have the coolest transfer-sheets that you run through your copier and just stick on the towel to stitch them!
Stick 'n Stitch from The Sulky Co|
This is the COOLEST STUFF to transfer your designs for stitching (or punchneedle)! Basically, it is a rinse-away film that you COPY (as in 'Xerox!') your line drawing onto. Then STICK it (it's not real gummy or sticky - just clingy enough to stay in place) on your towel or whatever you are working on.
You stitch the design, then wet the 'film' and it disintegrates, leaving your stitching! You never have to trace a design ever again! We love it! The package comes with 12 - 8-1/2 x 11 sheets, plenty to make lots of cute towels!
from Val's Stuff
Val's Stuff has a pair of snowmen ornaments worked on 14ct perforated paper that can hang around after Christmas and stick around till your snow melts! Presented together in one pack... you get both charts, both pieces of perf paper and black felt backing.
You'll need some DMC from your stash. Both finish approx 4 x 4, and look great just perched on your kitchen windowsill - they have such bright colors in them!
It's a Mermaid Life
by Tiny Modernist
A darling collection of exciting sea life! Tiny Modernist's 8 x 10 medley is stitched on anything aqua-colored that you want. It features the cutest mermaids, fish, crabs, whales, seahorses, even volcanos and a pirate ship!
You could add sparkly beads for the bubbles, lots of metallics in the fish and mermaids... it's just a fun little piece! Presented as a 6 x 9 full color chart.
Charming New Designs from Madame La Fee
All the way from France, even though her instructions are written in French, you can always read the DMC floss numbers and match them to the symbols! All 4 of these finish about 12 x 12 on 16/32ct fabric... our shop models of some of her other things are generous in size and really lovely.
On the Village scene, you can stitch just that square take-out of the church. The bear on the NOEL piece is about 45 x 45 stitches and the locomotive on there is about 30 x 45. Very do-able as ornaments, her shading is really nice. The Vin de France and Souvenir de Paris charts could be special remembrances from past trips!
Special Delivery and En Route Pour Noel from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
Oh we love these two designs by Les Petites Croix de Lucie... she calls them her "Vintage Collection." Absolutely charming, she has great shading in these, which makes them all the harder to stitch!
The girl (108 x 140) has 26 different shades of DMC, then blended needles of 8 more colors, the backstitch is all done all over the place - not following the horizontal and vertical chart lines.
Santa (108 x 140) has 32 shades and only 6 blended needle colors!
So... you either like doing that, or hate it, but wow, either way, the designs are awesome! (You could always Decopage the cover pics on something! That is REALLY CHEATING, but it's fun to think about!)
from The Workbasket
This is a set of 4 geographical samplers by The Workbasket. I think the motifs in each are really cute and unique, and offer something DIFFERENT to stitch! The chart contains the four 42 x 70 designs.
Woods has a little fox in it. Mini Desert has a roadrunner a snake, cactus and I think a scorpion! Mini Bay has a mermaid, pirate ship and a little octopus, and Mini Mountain has an eagle, moose and big brown bear! Might be fun to stitch for your cabin by the water or the mountains!
from Shakespeare's Peddler
Here is Shakespeare's Peddler's newest reproduction sampler - Hannah's Sampler. Theresa found the original in terrible condition, but could tell she loved the leafy border and the charming farmhouse - next to the brick wall - covering that little babbling brook. Very pretty colors of reds and greens in here, the row of diamonds below the alphabet are done with Rice Stitch. Those bricks in the wall and the waves in the water are all loosely placed in the original... so neat... you can do that too. Stitched on 36ct Weeks Straw Linen with silks (Gloriana, Needlepoint Inc and Au Ver a Soie) or DMC, it measures a generous 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 in size.
Teresa came to Tulsa for a weekend retreat in our new 'She Shed' Stitching Room... and presented this sampler as our Silver Needle exclusive. (Our class included three small take-out designs from this charming piece... so the weekend was really a treat.) 'Raggamuffin #3' refers to her third antique reproduction piece that came from a really ratty, mangy, and damaged sampler that just needed a little love! So... Hannah's original sampler as well as her reproduction now hang happily at our shop... and she'll be here for years to come!
Antoinette Curera 1862
from Reflets de Soie
Isabelle's newest reproduction sampler is here... I just cannot pass these by! Measuring 388 x 304 in stitch count, it will finish approx 21 x 19 on 36ct, and can be stitched in silks or DMC cotton floss. The border is glorious... the flowers are all the same... but not one IS the same!
The 5 motifs in the center consist of an elegant swan, two country cottages, and a pair of lavish florals. But your eye is drawn right to that center bird! Not for every house, not for every stitcher... but wow... all of Isabelle's like this one are stunning! Presented as the leaflet with the option of silks presorted and tied on Reflet's pretty thread cards.
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - More Colors!
You may have seen the gigantic version of these in fabric stores... but these are HALF that size and measure in at a petite 2 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches in size! White plastic 'tubs' with a colored silicone lining... the little 'flower petal openings' in the silicone waves hold your 3-1/2 embroidery scissors, pens, larger needles, laying tools, even your glasses!!!
The soft silicone just nestles around anything you stick into these, but it pulls right out of the tub so you can wash it, (if you spill your Diet Coke in there by accident!) Just the most handy little table-top caddy, keeps everything right in one place, ready to grab!
Note: navy and gray are no longer color options.
The 2019 STICKS are here from Mill Hill
Whimsical designs by STICKS, these are super-colorful and cheerful. By Mill Hill, each is presented as a kit of 14ct perforated paper and loads of DMC floss, along with a few Mill Hill glass seed beads for design garnish.
They all finish 7 x 7, and the frames for them are available as special order. If you are a fabric-lover instead, choose your favorite 14 or 28ct - the correct size for your beads.
Five New Miniature Knotwork Pieces by Teresa Layman
Presenting an enchanting collection of 2, 3 and 4-inch 'rugs.' Each of these are ONLY one strand of DMC floss wrapped ONE time around your needle to make a bitty French Knot. Worked from a line drawing on the fabric - like Punch Needle Embroidery - you are simply 'painting by number' with your tiny knots - tucking them in there next to each other! It sounds awful(!), but these are actually fun to do!
They are presented as the line drawing on the special fabric, and small needles. You'll need DMC floss from your stash. (We had Teresa to Oklahoma years ago for a class on this... and maybe with our new classroom space... it's time for another visit!) Anyway, most frame these... but if you are a doll house lover, you might want them as rugs in one of your houses. (Butttt..... if you start one, and never finish it... make the part you did into a teeny scissor fob. You'll love it for life!)
Did you know Teresa has SOME of her designs charted for Cross Stitch? We've re-organized her page a little and highlighted the Cross Stitch offerings much better than before. She has delightful designs, charts are huge and clear... super cute! When you visit her page, we now have boxes to click ont to take you to either the Knotwork or Cross Stitch!
Vintage Prairie Schooler Arrives Again!
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.
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
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Gingerbread Mouse Fairy 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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Cheerful Things from Sew Much 2 Luv. All presented as charts...
JBW's Christmas 2019 designs are here!
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
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!!!!!!
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 and White Christmasfrom Sara Guermani
Sara Guermani has a couple of new charts that caught our eye...
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
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!
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
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!
Needful Wool Bundles from In the Patch Designs
OHHHH... are these the most luscious and luxurious little bits of gorgeous mill-dyed felted wools! Lovingly dyed in Ohio, USA, we found these awesome little packs of coordinating wools to back your pin cushions and ornaments. But what about lining your sewing cases or needle books? Accenting the fronts of your stitched cushions, or your punch needle pieces? You can even line little boxes and trays with bits of these before you perch a cushion in there... or even cut them into strips and use them like ribbon to garnish! (and of course... good 'ol wool applique works too!!!) Strawberry tops for the Erica Michaels stitched berries?
Anyway... each LIMITED-Edition-for-the-season packet contains 8 different 6 x 13-inch cuts of INTOXICATING textures, weaves, colors, patterns and sometime weights of GORGEOUS wools that all seem to 'play well in the same sandbox together!' Then, to top that off... they've given the little collective bundles cute names... so you gotta have them ALL! I've tried to take pics for you - close up - so you can see the gorgeous 'fabrics' in each bundle. I have absolutely no idea how you will choose your favorites - I bought 'em all, so I didn't have to decide!
The Gypsy Sit Upon
We think these are the COOLEST things! We haven't had them in stock for a few years, but found them again at Market! They are soft plastic pillows - 12 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches thick - designed to make you more comfortable when sitting for long periods (or short, for that matter!). Place one *behind your back* - upper or lower - which ever feels best for you. Then sit comfortably while stitching, quilting, reading, driving, surfing the net... whatever!
Softly inflated flexible disc (deep purple) prevents fatigue and reduces pressure on the tailbone. Helps relieve lower back pain, strengthens core muscles, and improves blood circulation. Nubby texture (see the little nibs all over one side???) allows cooling air flow and promotes improved blood circulation. Durable purple rubberized material remains soft and pliable... 'One Size Fits All!' Comes already inflated, will not deflate.
An Invasion of Pin Cushions!
Oh my gosh, we are overwhelmed with CHARM around here! It's hard not to fall in love with all these little hand-made cuties! Our Primitive Girls are wearing a ribbon that says PINS (even though some look like PMS! - which might be appropriate too!). The cupcakes are topped with beaded and pearl sprinkles... the owls have the cutest little wooly feathers, the penguins have nice fat little behinds, and the piglets --with their pointed ears and curly little tails - are just the best peeking out from everywhere!
Each cushion is hand-made of various fabrics and embellishments. All (except the cupcakes) are filled with sand so they are 'heavy' to your hand. They nestle perfectly where-ever you set them. The cupcakes are in actual silicone baking cups and are a little lighter in weight, as they are filled with poly-fil. Asst fabrics and colors, we'll try not to choose duplicates in any style for you!
NOTE! When you click through to Gadgets page 2, you can click on each pinccushion image and see a much larger one that will show you the color and pattern variations on them.
Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits
Oh wow... these are so colorful and fun!!!!! By Local Farm Girl, these are complete kits to construct these darling donut-sized felted wool pin cushions.
Packaged in a little cardboard berry box, you get the wools for the cushion top, base, and circles, needles of various sizes, hand-dyed wool threads for the stitching, two wool covered buttons (with a coordinating/contrasting button on the bottom side), even the printed freezer paper with templates on it, and iron-on stabilizer for those topping circles... AND 3/4 C of crushed walnut shells for filler! (whew!)
Four different colorways, choose between a restful red and gray combo, the vibrant gold and pumpkin with mossy green, the deep purple eggplant with aqua accents, or that yummy lime one with bright pink and a little soft gray!
QUEEN * BEE from Rovaris of Italy
By Rovaris, we have two more of their fun words to stitch - Queen and Bee. Presented in two different charts, both have bees and crowns in them... they'd actually make a cute pair of stuffed pillows. Each is worked on 32ct natural linen with DMC... Bee is 132 x 48, Queen is 167 x 53.
Each chart comes with a bit of the cotton lace you see dividing the stitching from the finishing fabric, as well a crown or bee charm. Just black, white, golds and browns... they won't take much time to stitch but will make quite the statement on your windowsill, or nestled in that big ol' basket of seasonal pin cushions (you're working on!)
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!
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.
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 and Halloween Designs to Tingle your Stitching Fingers! Three new arrivals this past week...
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!
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!
*See Your Stuff* - Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches
WOW, these are awesome-turbo-super-nice heavy-duty plastic zippered pouches! Made from that heavy clear plastic you find on purses and backpacks, each is trimmed with VERY heavy-duty bright and cheerful polyester 'canvas' fabric.
Our sets of three matching pieces measure 16 x 16, 12 x 13, and 6 x 8. The middle-size one holds a full-size Prairie Schooler leaflet! And the big one... wow! See? The big one at right is holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies!
Each pouch is constructed the same way, except that the largest one features a top carrying strap. We have *6* different colorways to make your life more complicated, but we're happy anyway, because you will LOVE whatever color you choose!
SEE YOUR STUFF in these... each top zipper is heavy-duty black... the sizes are nice and roomy, and because of the way they are sewn, they expand quite a way out. Very Nice for a lot of different uses!
6 Different colors: I looked through our thread drawers to find close matches: Red matches DMC 321, Blue - 798, Green - (nothing! It's that awesome neon, but close to 906 and 907), Purple - 550, Yellow - 973 and Orange - 608.
Two New colors of our See Your Stuff Pouches
These are super-strong, heavy-duty, very nicely-sized see-through plastic pouches. We carry them in Royal Blue, Brilliant Red, Bright Yellow, Eye-Popping Lime Green, Bright Orange, Deep Purple and now a really pretty Light Blue and a Deep Teal.
Remember, I showed you a pic of the big one holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies a few months ago... well. cookies are long gone, but the awesome pouches remain!
Serenity Harbor - The Complete Piece from By the Bay Needleart
This charming scene was designed in 2014. Just as Harbor Haven, it was designed as a 12-part stitch-along thing. We have everything together now in one set... so you're good to go.
TONS of information inside about thread colors, fabric choices, but basically, the entire stitch count is 171 x 557 - so a commanding 6 x 20 on 14/28ct. Lots of stitches, this is so pretty when it's finished... several of our ladies have stitched it!
Harbor Haven - The Complete Village from By the Bay Needleart
Donna Bayliss' 12-part Harbor Haven is FINISHED - and we have all the parts! Stitch just one or two sections - joined or singly for a bitty village - or do the whole thing, it's charming! Finishing 5 x 42 on 32ct, changing fabric size will really give you finished size options. The single scenes are only 3-1/2 x 5. Charted for DMC floss, there are no special stitches in here... but she says you can add anything you want... and sub hand-dyeds if you have something you want to use.
Our *complete sets* also contain Donna's BONUS design Soul Food for the Needlesmith - as a FREEBIE for getting the entire set of charts. It finishes approx 7 x 7 on 32ct, and can be purchased separately from the Harbor Haven Set of charts.
Folk Art Scissor Block Kit from La-D-Da
This is Lori's second little block kit like this... she did one last year... but it is retired, and now this year's has 20 NEW pics to use! You get a 2-inch square wood block with a hole drilled into one side. Paint it whatever color you like (Or distress it, or sand and stain it, or wax it -- whatever you want!) Then, it comes with 20 beautiful vintage-styled pictures of 'stuff.' This time, we have antique children, animals, houses and quilts. You choose the 5 you want to feature, cut them apart from the rest, and get out a jar of Mod Podge and glue 'em on that little block. Zip Zap -- cute as can be!
Sticky felt is included to line the block bottom, as well as a little ribbon and a charm to make a small scissor fob too. Best of all... there are extra blocks available (in case it stresses you out to decide on only 5 of your pictures and not to be able to use the rest... but maybe you have a 'wood-guy' in the house who can make them, too! Then you have enough pics to make 4 blocks.)
from Mani Di Donna
I love this little European-feeling little scene! I think it's supposed to be Venice... but Venice doesn't have lighthouses! But there's a cathedral... but there are hot-air-balloons... and that big ol' crashing wave!
So YOU decide where you want this to be! I think it's just charming! 32ct Morris Blue Weeks linen, and only 9 shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, it measures 90 x 53 in stitch count.
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
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...!)
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.
Yes, there's even MORE!
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