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Cloverly's Bunny Bungalow from Just Nan Little Cloverly Bunny has Arrived!!!
Just in time for Spring, Just Nan's newest Mouse in a House is here. (She is NOT included in any of our Just Nan Auto-ships) Presented as a chart with fun embellishments, Cloverly Bunny fits inside her stitched bungalow -- only a petite 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 5! We have all the details on our Just Nan pages... pics, fabrics, (there are three different ones called for) and Cloverly's story!!! She is ready to ship!

Little Cloverly Bunny is stitched on Country Vintage Mocha Belfast. Finishing just like our Charming House of Lindy Mouse exclusive, this will measure approx 3 inches square and stand almost 5 inches high. It will come as the chart with extensive stitch and assembly guide, and Nan's special embellishments of beads, trinkets, ribbons -- everything special you will need. Fabric is available separately. Let us know if you want to be on the List for Cloverly!!!

More info from Nan:
Cloverly Bunny lives in a quaint little bungalow visited by lots of brothers, sisters and cousins. (It is a very busy abode!) Bunnies hide behind large flower pots, jump in watering cans, chase each other through the garden (sounds like out-of-control company to me!) and peek out the windows. When it gets too much, Cloverly hops up to her quiet attic retreat where she sits on her pretty flower rug to watch the sunlight dance through the stained glass windows! You'll find those 9 mischieveious bunnies on all sides of the bungalow, as well as flower garlands, bees, carrot pots (what else would Cloverly be growing?), and interested butterflies.

Pretty wrought iron fencing around the garden... even the door handle is a little CARROT! Cloverly's dress has a clover border and long-stemmed rose in the back. She has a fluffy tail and holds a pink rosebud from her garden. Along with the charts and stitch guide, the embellishments include ribbon, pink felt. carboard house pieces, beads, pompom tail, Nan's signature mouse button base, and rosebud. Coded for DMC. Cloverly is not available without her darling bungalow.

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers has 7 new designs!
See if there are any that charm their way into your stitching stash!


Plum Street Samplers Bovinia - click for more Plum Street Samplers Woolemina - click for more Plum Street Samplers The Milk & Cream Co - click for more
We think she's into COWS these days!
  • Bovinia -- She is grazing in her glorious field! Only 86 x 61 in stitch count... put her on 25ct Lugana over one and she'd make a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 pin cushion! Pretty pinks and greens of classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses.
  • Woolemina -- A framed tart design from Paulette's Sweet Shoppe Series, it measures just 70 x 74 stitches. Not a cow like the other two, we love her colors of DMC and classic Colorworks in here!!! This would make a charming round cushion too.
  • The Milk & Cream Co -- Back to cows! These are festive -- each has his own Quaker motif coat. Then trees are fun -- each has swirls for the greenery. Even the scalloped hills are charming, and super-high in pattern repeat like the flowers. 123 x 127 -- about 7 x 7 on 18/36ct. Eye-catching!

Plum Street Samplers Noah's Christmas Ark 2-- Doves and Honeybees - click for more Noah's Christmas Ark II from Plum Street Samplers
The second chart in Paulette's 6-chart set of animal ornaments -- these measure just 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 on 18/36ct -- so actually small enough to BE ornaments! Get a fat quarter of linen to do your whole set, or use different shades for each -- it doesn't matter.

Just something sweet and simple, they might be really fun made into little blocks instead, to make a few little stacks! We have an auto-ship for this small set that releases every other month... in case you want them all.


Plum Street Samplers Babushka's Bees - click for more Plum Street Samplers Pennsylvania Fraktur - click for more Pennsylvania Fraktur & Babushka's Bees from Plum Street Samplers
  • Pennsylvania Fraktur reminds me of Paulette's set of 4 seasons that we already have. Same flowing vine style, same shape... this one uses Bullfrog, Old Red Paint, Charcoal, Sanguine, Maple Syrup. Hazelnut and Mulberry hand-dyeds -- pretty cinnamon reds and that warm olive green. Finishes 7 x 3-1/2 on 18or 36ct.
  • Babushka's Bees -- Here she is in the Spring and Summer, instead of in her pumpkin patch in the Fall. Lots of bee hives all over that feature patterned stitching on them, all the little flying bees are so cute! I know you can't really see them from the picture, but they all have little feet, wings and stingers! All the dangling vines add pink and green details... this finishes approx 8 x 4-1/2 and is stitched using Classic and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.
Plum Street Samplers Soul Sisters - click for more Plum Street Samplers A Hundred Ways - click for more

A Hundred Ways and Soul Sisters
from Plum Street Samplers
Friendship and Love... A matching set of designs with a neat shape and simple, bold font.

A Hundred Ways could be a wedding announcement.
Soul Sisters could be a really neat gift for a friend.

I think you could make that one into a two-sided pin cushion -- each half is 60 x 70 -- so it could be a 3 x 4 cushion... or you could even stitch the floral band 4 times and make a little mattress out of it!


Lucky Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Peacock Party Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more Sweet Freedom Berry from Erica Michaels - click for more
More Gorgeous Berries from Erica Michaels
Linda Stolz has a stunning collection of stitched strawberry-shaped pin cushions you could actually poke pins into (Yikes!) or maybe hang on your Christmas tree! Berries for all the seasons, some samplers, some bees, some sea-shory with mermaids... she has a two different berries for each theme. Multiple stitch options for them... choose 40ct silk gauze or linen, or larger 28 or 32 linens. (Just because one is CALLED the *Silk* option -- it doesn't mean you HAVE to stitch that one on silk! And vise/versa.. the *Linen* charts CAN be done on 40ct linen or gauze!)

The smaller versions (approx 1 x 2) in the pics are the silk (40ct) options, the larger (approx 3 x 4) are the linen pieces. Designs for each ARE DIFFERENT... study the pics a little, you can see that. *Silk* berry charts come with cut of 40ct silk gauze; *Linen* berries do not include linen.
Hold on for SIX MORE yummy berries... all are here... ENJOY these low-calorie options!
  • Lucky Berry -- Cute little green shamrocks decorate these... the larger linen option is worked on Summer Khaki 32ct. Both feature Weeks Collards wool toppers.
  • Peacock Party Berry -- LOVE those colors... Turquoise and Whiskey, these feature Weeks Blue Topaz topping treatment.
  • Sweet Freedom Berry -- A cute set, choose a taupe hand-dyed for the linen one, silk one has a stitched background of Weeks Cornsilk color.

Sisters Together from Erica Michaels - click for more
Sisters Together from Erica Michaels
*They laughed a little louder, they cried a little softer, they loved a little stronger, because they stood together.*

Sisters/Friends. This is a lovely mono-chromatic piece that can be worked on silk gauze (not included in the chart) or linen of your choice. There is room on here to add sisters initials. Finishes approx 10 x 6 on 32ct linen over two... so pretty!

PuntiniPuntini Seaside Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Seaside Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Fresh Fruit Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Fresh Fruit Buttons - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Halloween Pins - click to see more
PuntiniPuntini Halloween Buttons - click to see more

VERY detailed... PuntiniPuntini offers matching sets of pins and buttons. Directly from Italy, these super-intricate polymer clay buttons and pins are incredible! Actual piece counts vary on each set, but ALL ARE SPECTACULAR. Pin tops average 1/4 to less than 1/2 an inch in size, buttons are slightly larger --- but not much, most are about 1/2 an inch.

We have Christmas, Vegetables, Sewing, Deserts, Farm Animals -- 17 different sets in all so far! I don't know how you can choose a favorite... I couldn't... so I bought them ALL! I've chosen three sets to highlight here; MAKE SURE to see the rest! (We can't believe the prices in these either... even if I COULD make these... mine would be twice the price!)

CS224 Basketful of Summer Time from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS229 Spring in Baltimore from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS227 Brick House Sampler from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more
Eleven New Designs from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda Gervais is introducing 11 new designs at Market next week! There are two new series of Seasonal charts, and some new 'people' Brenda will start to feature in some upcoming designs. All of these are presented as charts.
    • The Basketfuls -- 4 Seasons of basket designs in chart format. Spring and Summer arrive next week... Autumn and Winter come later. Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 4 on 40ct. Note! There is ALSO another title, CS106, Basketful of Spring, by almost same name... just so you're aware!
    • Seasons of Baltimore -- Another 4- Seasons set, Spring finishes approx 4 x 6. Summer wraps around a paper box... all are inspired by Baltimore Quilts
    • Hen & Chicks -- Cute little 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 pincushion.
    • Blessed Bee -- Lots of bees in the garden! Finished size is approx 5 x 5.
    • Brick House Sampler -- Same colors as the Summer Schoolhouse ABC series, Brenda stitched this on the same 28ct Lugana, so it is a COMPANION to that series!
    • Indigo Lane -- Oh all blues and taupes, chart includes patterns for both designs -- picture and trinket box.
    • Have Ye Any Wool? -- Pin cushion 4-1/2 x 3-1/2, it features soft denim colors and Ole and Ora Woolson!
    • Welcome Spring -- Fun smaller pillow, this finishes approx 7 x 3-1/2... aren't the little blue spotted eggs in the wagon cute?
    • Here a Peep, There a Peep! -- The 3rd seasonal in this set -- remember the Halloween and Christmas ovals?

Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Presenting Farmhouse Christmas from Little House Needleworks
This is the beginning of a new series of designs by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. Beginning in late January, this set of 9 charts starts to ship - one each month through next September. Stitched on natural linen (your choice of count), each design measures 63 stitches square - approx 4 x 4 on 14/28ct or 3-1/3 on 18/36. You can make individual cushions or join everything together into one 209 x 209 stitch count piece (she includes her freebie border chart.)

Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, (multiple skeins of the colors). The designs coming are: Little Red Barn, Dairy Darlin', Cock-a-doodle-do, Horsin' Around, Grandma's Quilt, Farm Folk, Grandpa's Pick-Up, Pinewood Farm and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
  • Fabric: Lots of count options - 28, 32, 36, 40. Individual cushions or entire set together? You decide and tell us!
  • Floss Set for entire piece with border: Bamboo (6), Blackbird (2), Cherry Cobbler (2), Pebble Beach (2), Roasted Chestnut (2), Weeping Willow (2), and DMC 435 and 754 - 1 skein of each.
  • Charts will probably be $6 each. Fabric TBA by YOU!
Farmhouse Christmas #1 Stitch Dot from Little House Needleworks -- click to see more Stitch Dots for each edition of Little House Needlework's Farmhouse Christmas!
Just announced... there will be coordinating miniature needle magnets available each month with the upcoming Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas series! AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY or in conjunction with our auto-ship... the first one is Little Red Barn. Choose to add these to your auto-ship each month... or just pick and choose your favorites now and then... we wanted to let you know your options!

Practically Perfect in Every Way from Lilli Violette - click to see more
Practically Perfect in Every Way
from Lilli Violette
Here's a darling pic of Ms Mary Poppins against her London sky!!!

Just a darling picture -- stitch count is 214 x 122, so approx 15 x 9 on 14/28ct. Using nine shades of DMC, this is presented as a chart.


More Snow... Oh No! from Artful Offerings - click for more More Snow... Oh No!
from Artful Offerings
Well that about sums it up for some of you out there! We don't get much of it in OK... could you send some our way? Artful Offerings's new design is worked on Smokey Pearl linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It finishes approx 6 x 9 on 28ct.

The chart includes DMC conversions and pillow finishing instructions. It is only January... so there is time to finish this THIS snowy season!

Mill Hill Spring 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Button & Beads from Mill Hill
These are the 5 x 5 designs that come fully kitted with perforated paper, DMC floss and tons of glass beads and a ceramic button garnish. We always do ours of Aida or Linen instead so we can make small hanging pillows out of them, but they look pretty good on that paper and framed. The beads catch the light - just makes them glisten!
  • Crab & Seahorse companion the 4 seashells we have already: Conch, Starfish, Nautilus and Sand Dollar. GORGEOUS bead colors.
  • Sweet Shoppe is the latest Main Street design - we have about a dozen Spring/Summer businesses (like the Christmas Village) - pet shop, needlework shop, tea room, bridal shoppe.
  • That's Amore is FULL of cheerful color. It's all relaxed and funky - I love it!
  • Cabana Beach is kind of where I want to live! Might be cute hanging with your seashore designs... same blues
  • Geranium is companion to last year's hydrangeas and the pretty wren and coneflower we already have. Gorgeous colors... consider custom framing these with expensive matting... we've seen that and these are KILLER!

The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Ornament-Sized Bead Kits - The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill
Same fun things to stitch as the larger designs... you get all the threads, beads and Treasure embellishments in these. They all finish approx 3 x 3. The hamburger is easy -- stitch it for a magnet on your refrigerator! The Medallion and Mosaic Egg companion the Easter Eggs we have every year... only instead of ladybugs and flowers... these are all beaded with geometric designs. The bathtub might need a little imagination as to display -- but it's cute!

They're all fun. We have a Christmas wreath in the shop that is decorated with loads of Christmas kits. Get a fake greenery wreath, pretty Spring-colored ribbon, dig out some pastel Christmas glass bulbs, get a string of twinkle lights, plug in the hot glue gun and make a Spring and Summer Wreath!!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
Something different - Zodiac Charmed Ornaments! from Mill Hill
Each of these finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3 inches in size.
The kits come with the paper, chart, flosses, beads and the round medallion charm. Find your sign!


Love Is Knitting For You!  100% Pure Amore from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Love Is Knitting For You! *100% Pure Amore*
from Cuore e Batticuore
Well, I don't knit, but I GET how sweet, endearing and charming this piece is!!! Look at the little sheep down at the left -- knitting up a storm! Then, look at the giant yarn balls. Next... The little girl sitting on wool pillows knitting the sweater the other girl is WEARING! She's finishing a sleeve! Check out the reindeer looking on -- get a load of his sweater! And then... all the little birds everywhere with sweaters and knitted caps on! How can anyone who knits NOT love this???

Presented as a chart, this measures 278 x 157 in stitch count -- a huge 18 x 10 on 32ct! It's coded for DMC... and just the cutest thing! Can't do the whole thing? Take out just that knitting sheep, or the reindeer!


Needle Threader with Clasp from My Big Toe - click for more Needle Minders Antiqued Brass and Brightly Colored from My Big Toe - click for more
Pretty Fillagree Needle Minders and Beaded Threaders by My Big Toe Designs
This is a nice collection of small implements to help make your stitching more fun! Small and hand-made, they'd make nice stitcher gifts this season.
  • Needle Threader with Clasp -- This entire thing measures approx 2 inches on overall length. It features a very small wire loop to use as a needle threader, pretty bead decoration through the middle, and a sturdy clasp at the other end to attach to a ribbon, scissors, loop inside of a stitching case... where-ever you need it to stay! Perfect for #28s and larger... the clasp is definitely a popular feature around here!
  • Needle Minders -- Antiqued Brass with antique floral prints inside the dot... just like the brightly colored ones... these measure approx an inch in size, and feature that loop to attach them to something else. More strong rare-earth magnets on the back as well.
  • Needle Minders -- Brightly Colored -- These are in the silver-toned oval-shaped fillagree findings. The color area is a 'dot' that is 1/2 and inch in size. Each minder features a loop a tone end to attach to ribbons, or to sew onto something else, along with rare-earth magnets on the back. Hold needles to fabric, charts to your magnet board, or even notes to your refrigerator!

Lauren, the 2017 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more
The Gingher 2017 Limited Edition Designer Scissors *Lauren* are here!!!
They told us they were going to be 'aqua-blue' but they are a gorgeous brilliant, true blue color! Great Gingher quality, super sturdy, use the 4-inch for simple embroidery and cross stitch. Choose the 5-inch for sewing and stitchery -- it's just slightly larger.

Use the 8-inch shear for heavy-duty cutting such as heavy threads and fabrics and wools. NEVER EVER EVER cut paper with your Gingher scissors. EVER!


Lady Dot Finishing Packs
Lady Dot Finishing Packs Finishing Packs! from Lady Dot Creates
Lois at Lady Dot has made us some special assortment packets of her trims and velveteen finishing fabric... 3 velvets and 4 different trims in each pack... for ONLY $13 EACH! They are color coordinated -- and the idea here is to provide you with several options for finishing pin cushions, ornaments and sewing cases! Instead of trying to choose ONE color option... these packs give you coordinating trims and backing fabrics... so you can actually finish matching sets of things if you want!

Each pack contains 3 velveteens approx 9 x 10 in size, as well as 4 matching trims -- a mixture of ric-rak, chenille, baby balls, velvet ribbon, eye lash chenille -- all the beautiful trims Lady Dot makes! Some trim lengths are a yard long, others are less... but you have enough to do several pieces out of each packet. The velvets will always be the same in each pack -- Lois tells me the trims will vary, for a little extra fun! We have started with five color options: Autumn, Spooky, Primitive, Ho Ho Ho and Icy!

The Black House from Long Dog Samplers - click for more The Black House
from Long Dog Samplers
This is a fun piece by Long Dog Samplers -- it is worked on white, but you could do the reverse and stitch it on black -- if you have really good vision!

Measuring 111 x 145, this will finish a petite 7 x 9 on 32ct... and is coded for Sampler Threads of Raven, Gingersnap, Tea Rose, Apricot Blush, Tropical Ocean, Lexington Green, Harvest Basket, Banker's Gray, Holly Berry, Cornhusk, Briar Rose and Uniform Blue, or regular DMC floss.

I love the colors in this against that black... even the digital pic on the chart front is pretty!

2018 Collector's Heart Kit from Heart in Hand - click for more 2018 Collector's Heart Kit
from Heart in Hand
Well... this is the 20th annual heart design by Cecilia Turner. Such a cute collection of fresh and contemporary LOVE designs... we suggest these as small wedding samplers these days. (Nobody young wants the heavy hardanger band samplers... they want clean and fresh! Heart in Hand has some of the very best wedding designs available!)

Anyway, this kit comes with charts for both designs, two cuts of linen, a clay button and a few beads. You add bits of floss from your stash. We don't have ALL the past 20 years of Collector's Hearts in stock, but do have an impressive collection.

Merry Making Mini Yay for Love from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Floral Heart from Heart in Hand - click for more
Merry Making Minis: Yay for Love & Floral Heart
from Heart in Hand
Here's a pair of small designs that finish LESS THAN 2 x 2 inches in size. Presented as small card charts, they come with bead or button embellishment.

Choose your fabric of choice, grab some flosses from your stash (these don't take much) super cute and quick! Mona backed them with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool... our 8 x 8 Schnigglet will do 4 pieces!


Richard's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view

Presenting Richard - Shepherd's Bush's 2017 Annual Stocking
He's a Hiker this year... companioned by his deer, sheep and bird friends.

The optional charm packet this year has a nutcracker charm in it -- you can see that hanging on Santa's sack.. and we love that little spotted reindeer!

Stitched on 18ct Natural linen like all the rest of Tina and Teri's stockings, Richard is #27, I think! DMC and Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed featured.


Flora McSample's 2017 Treats from Lizzie Kate Do The Right Thing from Lizzie Kate The Spirit of Christmas -- Part 3 from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Lizzie Kate's 'November Newbies!' Are Here!
Here are the Sneak Peeks!

  • Flora McSample's 2017 Treats -- Every year Linda's imaginary sampler girl -- Flora -- designs sampler-inspired holiday goodies. This year, Flora has another mini-stocking to coordinate with nine of her other ones (they have come in a trio of annual chartpacks), and 2 other small projects to finish as you please. The chart includes 2 gold heart charms, a few gold glass beads, and a bitty olive green hand-dyed button!
  • Do The Right Thing -- *The time is always right to do the right thing.* A timeless saying by Martin Luther King, Jr, it's been on Linda's 'to do list' for quite a while... so she thought this was a good time to share it! Boxer format, this includes the chart, small hand-dyed flower button embellishment and cut of 30ct linen... along with a cute BONUS chart to make a pin cushion or ornament.
  • Lizzie Kate's Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler is Finished! - *Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.* Finishing approx 6 x 12 on Picture This Plus' hand-dyed linen, this is worked with Weeks flosses. Presented in three charts with embellishments for the main sampler and three bonus designs... we've been collecting this for months, and now it is all here!!!!!


Merry Making Mini Bear from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Peace from Heart in Hand - click for more Merry Making Mini Tree from Heart in Hand - click for more

Merry Making Mini Ornaments
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has sent three small card charts to make a trio of 2 x 3 inch Christmas ornaments. Simple stitching and finishing, sometimes these easy things are some of the cutest quick gifts you can make! Each design is stitched with hand-dyed or DMC floss (not much of any of them!) and dotted with a few glass seed beads, which are included with the chart.

Choose a schnibble of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed linen called for or use the cover pic to help you find something you already have in your stash. These three are all backed using only one cut of our Weeks wool (that schnigglet cut will finish a total of 4 ornaments.).

Peppermint Polar Bear from Artful Offerings - click for more Peppermint Polar Bear
from Artful Offerings
Oh gosh, isn't this little guy cute??? He's peeking out of the greenery just to make sure you are there!!!

Choose a wintry blue/gray fabric (Smokey Pearl, Star Sapphire, Misty Blue) he finishes approx 5 x 6 on 28ct. Coded for DMC floss, HE does feature Gentle Art Simply Wool if you want to make him look fuzzy and warm. Presented as a chart.

Sunshine on a Stem from Hands On Design - click to see more Stitching is My Heart's Desire from Hands On Design - click to see more Home for the Holidays from Hands On Design - click to see more
Hands On's Newest Releases
Cathy Haberman has three new designs; all have arrived in chart format.
  • Sunshine on a Stem -- Super-simple stitching for this glass jar of Black-Eyed Susans... what adds the charm are the felt leaves. Included with the chart for the 3 x 6 design is a strip of felt, so you can trim out little leaves to add to the stems. You will need Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Baby Spinach, Dungarees, Heirloom Gold, Wheat Fields, and Wood Trail. Easy Breezy!
  • Stitching is My Heart's Desire -- This is a cute little scissor storage case -- Cathy calls it a 'pillow keep.' Finishing only 4 x 4 and 2 x 2 on 28ct, the chart is coded for 4 colors of DMC floss. You can choose your finishing fabric FIRST and then change your floss shades to match -- easy stitching, the chart comes with a few finishing pictures as well.
  • Home for the Holidays -- This chart contains all three house designs, as well as the wording band across the bottom. It was originally presented as JUST the Wreath House with the wording band. The Garland and Snowflake Houses were published in the 2014 Just Cross Stitch Magazine's Ornament and Ornament Preview Issues that year... so they have not been available again till just now. The entire set is here. Stitched on 32ct Beachwalk linen with Sampler Threads or DMC, the little standing tri-fold is a neat way to finish them -- cute presentation and easy to store away till next year!

Jolly Santa from The Trilogy - click to see more All is Calm, All is Bright from The Trilogy - click to see more
Holiday Reminders from The Trilogy
Small cards with big reminders!
  • All is Calm, All is Bright - 2 x 3-1/2 over two, or less than 1 x 2 over one... DMC or hand-dyeds.
  • Jolly Santa - I'd be that jolly too if I let my stomach be that wide! (and get to cover it up with a banner!)

Sadie Woods Sampler from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Sadie Woods Sampler
from Barbara Ana
Here is a VERY primitive piece by Barbara Ana that is full of charming details. The cover model is stitched on UNEVEN weave Osnaburg Cotton -- it is has 40 threads per inch one way, and 32 the other. (We do not sell this.) What results from a regular chart is a piece that is distorted in shape.

You CAN do this on any count you want... you'll still get the cute houses and the little girls that say *Lizzie & Me* and that cute little doll on there! Charted for only 6 shades of DMC floss, the overall chart count is 380 x 118 in stitch count.


2005 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2006 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2007 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2008 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2009 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2010 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2011 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Presenting 7 Retired Annual Santas from The Prairie Schooler
Reprinted for a while are these 7 coverlet-inspired Santas.
Originally offered as charts with Classic Colorworks flosses, they are now presented in charts only with an included DMC conversion. Now $6 each.


Count Your Blessings from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Thankful Pumpkins from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Pins & Needles from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Three New Designs from Annie Beez Folk Art
  • Count Your Blessings
    This is a sweet design by Annie Beez Folk Art... it looks like a normal sampler, till you look it over... it's full of rabbits! I'm counting 12 on here! It would be cute as a nursery or young child's piece -- you could do a 'family tree' of everyone's birthdays on here... it'd be fun finished as a pillow. It's kind of big (165 x 116)... but it'd be a fun thing for a young stitcher to do, as well -- maybe with a little help from you! Cute colors, whimsical design, an easy chart... DMC or hand-dyeds are featured.
  • Thankful Pumpkins Give Thanks -- Stitch this 73 x 63 design, it'll finish just 3-1/2 x 4-1/2, and maybe finish it as a block stand-up instead of the fussy framing shown on the cover. It's a cute design, just needs to be toned down a little! A pin cushion pillow tucked among a few faux pumpkins would be nice, as well. Charted, it uses 7 different hand-dyeds and is actually worked on Antique white linen which you get to tea-stain per the chart instructions!
  • Pins & Needles Just a cute, organized house, alphabet and border, this finishes approx 6 x 7 on 32ct. Stitched with assorted hand-dyed flosses, something nice to stuff and nestle in your basket full of all the rest of your pin cushions! Chart format.


Harvest Hill from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Harvest Blessings  from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more
A Pair of Harvest-Colored Pin Cushions from Abby Rose Designs
Here are two new charts that make into small 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 designs. Stitched with a mixture of brands of hand-dyed flosses, the houses will take a little longer to work up than the Blessings Penny rug piece.

Actually, the houses -- which are all about 30 x 40 each -- would make awesome individual cushions! Toss them in a basket with the sunflowers and trees constructed into their OWN set of cushions -- you could make 6 smalls out of this! Just fun, simple charts!


Tulip Heart Vase from Dames of the Needle - click for more Witchy Moon from Dames of the Needle - click for more To The Moon from Dames of the Needle - click for more To The Moon, Witchy Moon & Tulip Heart Vase
from Dames of the Needle
Dames of the Needle has a trio of new charts...
  • To the Moon and Witchy Moon -- this duo companions some of her other designs. Super striking, they are worked on Weeks Dye Works Carrot Linen (yes, both are... photographs on the chart covers don't show that too well!) with only Week's Onyx hand-dyed cotton floss. Finishing 5 x 7 and 7 x 7, choose ANY fabric you want -- the wilder the better -- and definitely a hand-dyed black thread of some sort, to get an eerie finish. You could even accent these with black beads for those individual stitches, or toss in some black metallics here and there! Or... stitch the moon in something gold!
  • Tulip Heart Vase -- Lots of bold, deep color in this one, it finishes 5-1/2 x 7 on Weeks 35ct Parchment linen. The fabric is actually fairly light, and I think we're used to seeing softer colors in a vase of flowers, so this looks intense. I think finish it with black edging -- pillow or framing -- I think it's super eye-catching!

2018 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days from Needlework Press - click for more 2018 Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days from Needlework Press
Here is our annual Needlework Journal book by Needlework Press! It is an 8-1/2 x 11 softcover book that features pretty needlework on the cover, a few vintage quips on the inside, and all 12 months of the year 2018 beautifully spread out over two pages. Use this as your Needlework Scheduler!!!!!!! You can use it to log stitching hours, record your stitching wish lists, make notes about upcoming meetings, retreats, stitching trips - shows you are going to - ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING related to your stitching!

Make notes about upcoming sales, when the next installment in one of your continuing subscriptions is due... birthdays of stitching friends... your shopping list of fabrics and threads needed... you get the idea! We get a new Book of Days each year.. and they are available now till December-ish... then they sell out till next year! An awesome stitcher gift!!!!!


Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio - click to see more Halloween Quaker from Lila's Studio
WOW, is this a cool piece!!!!! By Lila's Studio, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's Murky Linen -- it's a dark, drab but dramatic muddy grey-brown fabric! (Simply delicious, as it's name does not suggest!) Halloween Quaker measures a generous 261 x 180, so it finishes approx 16 x 11 on 32ct. Stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, this has several cool elements to it.

The Quaker-inspired motifs are fun, especially the unusual spiders in one, and the black cats in another. That little village at the bottom is cool, the witch legs and boots are colorful, but your eye really goes to that silouette right in the center! Beautiful colors of thread against that fabric, chart calls for 40ct... we can order that for you... 32 is a little less scary to see!

Wee Santa 2017 from Heart in Hand - click for more
Wee Santa 2017
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand is into red and white this season!  Her small card annual Santa is here... and although it looks like he is stitched with only white and gold, the pattern actually calls for 14 different colors!!!!  (hand-dyeds or DMC.) 

Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Aztec Red, this finishes approx 4 x 5.  The red comes in several counts, and we have that awesome Aztec Red Gingham Linen that Hands On used for their 12 Days series -- that might add a little splash to this!  Presented as a Wee One Card with a few glass bead embellishments included.

Count Your Blessings and Give Thanks from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more American Eagle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more I'd Rather Bee Stitching Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
The Sweetheart Tree has several new releases...
I'm featuring three pin cushions here, because I like them all! Sandie used to offer most of her things in kit format... she is now steering more towards charts with embellishments only -- figuring most of us have lots of wonderful materials and threads already in our stash just waiting to be used!
  • Count Your Blessings and Give Thanks is the newest small card offering. It's the same pumpkin design reversed with two options for wording. Finishing a very petite 2-1/2 inches square, Sandie added a little Lady Dot Ball trim and some coordinating fabric to them to make the cushions a little larger. The card comes with a smattering of her frosted yellow flower beads for the pumpkin vine blossoms, you add the rest.
  • American Eagle is another cushion design measuring only 48 stitches square -- so 3 x 3 on 32ct. Stitched with regular DMC floss she's included the star button, you'll need to add the few beads, whatever fabric you want and those DMC's from your stash. Card chart includes the button.
  • I'd Rather Bee Stitching Biscornu -- So cute, this is another of Sandie's biscornu designs -- a double-sided 3-inch cushion. Algerian Eyelets in the center area, Satin stitches on the spools, one of her yellow flower beads anchors the center. Stitch on 32ct Cream with DMC flosses, you'll need a few beads. This design matches Sweetheart Tree's Needle Case, so now you can start to collect a whole set of matching smalls! Presented as the chart with embellishments.


Christmas for the Patriot from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Christmas for The Stitcher from Sue Hillis -- click to see more New Mini-Sled Patterns for Christmas Ornaments
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has 2 new leaflets that feature small ornament-sized designs that you can finish ANY WAY you like. She's shown these on those darling little wooden sleds we have!

By Foxwood Crossings, the bitty 1-1/2 x 3 inch sleds come in natural brown wood with metal blades and handles. You can paint them any color you like -- Sue's are all white. Sleds are available separately -- $4.50 each, but we have a Baker's Dozen offering that helps when you are making a lot of these.
Patriots and Stitcher join Sweets, Ride, Friends, and Red Sleds... so Sue's collection of designs is up to 38!

Christmas for the Patriot -- 5 Tiny soldiers and the Liberty Bell, all are coded for DMC floss and finish DINKY! Toy Soldier, Drummer, Flag Soldier and Bugler Soldier.
Christmas for The Stitcher -- A Sewing Bird, spools of thread, stork scissors and a tomato pin cushion... the are cute for us 'seamstresses.'
Presented in leaflet format, you get the actual sized template for sled finishing as well as really nice finishing process photos.

AB Designs has a ton of cute new things!
Black Cat from AB Designs - click for more Boo Kitty from AB Designs - click for more Kitty Witch from AB Designs - click for more
Halloween Scaredy Cats -- This is a trio of individual charts that are stitched over two on Picture this Plus's 28ct Kermit linen. It is just the brightest, yummy color of fabric -- we have the same color with opalescent in it as well -- Crystal Kermit it is called. Cats are stitched with good 'ol DMC and there are no embellishments featured (so you can add anything you want!)

Witch The Early Bird from AB Designs - click for more Adultish from AB Designs - click for more
  • Witch Hat Wine Cover -- YOU NEED THIS for Stitch Group! Stitch either 'Boo' or 'Forget candy, bring wine!' on Weeks 30ct Chartreuse with DMC. Then whip stitch together two pieces of black felt (templates and instructions included with chart) to make a bottle cover witch hat. my has included brightly colored buttons for embellishment -- we do have bright Weeks hand-dyed wools in case you want your buttons spots of be extra-festive. Just let us know, and we can add them. Chart with buttons.
  • The Early Bird -- *The early bird can have the worm because worms are gross, and mornings are stupid!* Choose a pretty yellow shade of fabric... Amy has a few buttons on here.
  • Adultish -- *kinda care... kinda don't*... *Just another day of not being rich and famous*... each design (all three are in the leaflet) is stitched on 30ct Beige -- just choose a neutral, and dig through your floss for some cute colors! No embellishments for these... just do WHATEVER you want!


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