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Jane Vaughan 1724 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Eliza Skelton 1820 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Hannah Gaskell 1823 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
Reproduction Samplers from Hands Across The Sea Samplers
Here are antique samplers -- all beautifully re-charted -- so we can enjoy them again, for years to come! Presented in full color leaflet format, these publications are ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! The paper is glossed and heavy, the charts are printed in full color, and there is a bit of history included in each about its particular sampler. After you read the descriptions, you gain a new appreciation for the content of each piece and it's historic significance.

If you can get one finished -- what a gorgeous heirloom you will have! Choose any fabrics you want -- they'll be YOUR samplers! Even if you don't stitch a single one of these -- these are so beautifully done!


Chipping Sparrow Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Chipping Sparrow Biscornest
from Crossed Wing Collection
A cute play on words here, Crossed Wing has designed a birds nest pattern, and then added the eggs over one thread! To make it even more realistic, she then finished it into a biscornu-shaped pin cushion -- so it actually resembles a nest!

Alongside that cushion, you'll see the bird stitched over one and finished into a scissor fob. For color and size reference, you'll recognize the little 3-1/2 inch blue Cotton Candy Scissors we have! Beautiful blues and browns of DMC in this, presented as a chart.

Deer Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Truck Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Sleigh Snow Globe for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Unique New Things from Shannon Christine Designs
Snow Globes for Christmas
Here's a fun trio of charts with a Farmhouse feel for Christmas. Little snowglobes inside of mason canning jars! By Shannon Christine, each is charted for DMC floss and uses a bit of metallic for accents. Choose a light gray or natural color of fabric (your choice) so that the white snow shows up. Truck measures 70 x 68 (5 x 5 on 14/28ct.), Deer is 70 x 88, and sleigh is the largest at 94 x 56. These would make cute stand-up cubes.

Midnight Sail
This is an interesting design... is it worked on a white background, you filling in all that gray and black? The cover picture looks like it, but the inside chart shows a gray background with white filled in. I think YOU can choose! The rolling waves are the color in here... a super-fun paisley/flowery look to them. Finishes 93 x 93 in stitch count -- so about 6 x 6 on 14/28ct.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Xmas! from Thistles - click for a larger view
It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Xmas!
from Thistles
Well... thank goodness it's really NOT right now... but some places ARE still getting snow! Thistles has a super-cool new design that stitches up into a triangle shape that she has finished into a stuffed Christmas tree! Stitched on Dames of the Needle's Lush Meadow Dark Green hand-dyed linen... right now, we have 13 x 18 inch cuts of 35ct INCLUDED with our charts.

That dark green fabric just makes this darling design present so well. Worked with Gentle Art Sampler threads, this is over-the-top-charming!!!!! It'll finish an impressive 13 inches or so, and will make a delightful decoration!


Wee Santa 2018 from Heart in Hand - click for more Bird in Hand: Autumn from Heart in Hand - click for more Hocus Pocus Halloween from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Arrivals from Heart in Hand
Cecilia continues three of her collections of seasonal designs with these three individual small charts!
  • Wee Santa 2018 -- Every year we are treated to a new Santa design... this year, he has mixed his stripes and polka dots! Measuring 4 x 4 on 32ct Country Vintage Mocha Belfast Linen, he is colorful and rotund, and features a few short and thin winter friends. Stitched with DMC or hand-dyeds, the Wee Santa Collection has been around for years and years... always the small cards of super cute Santas! Chart comes with two snowflake button embellishments.
    (Note... this one is shown on our Wee Ones section.)
  • Bird in Hand: Autumn -- You can see this set of designs in the picture at the top of our Heart in Hand page. It is one of 7, actually, that all celebrate the seasons and holidays. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are together in a pillow or framed version. The fat little bird in here is decorated with a teeny white ghost, but Halloween is not the focus of this -- you see the squirrel, pumpkin, owl and leaves first. Finishing approx 4-1/4 on 28ct -- DMC and hand-dyeds, this is a nice set of designs. Chart comes with brass leaf charm.
  • Hocus Pocus Halloween -- What a cute Heartware Bowl Topper! Cecilia's hand-turned pottery bowl -- her Heartware (which is gorgeous by the way) -- is featured in the finishing treatment for this 2-3/4 inch round design. Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen, this calls for lots of DMC or hand-dyed threads. Finish it as a round ornament or pin cushion, or make it into the flat cover for that re-useable little Ort Bowl. The blocky pumpkin and the little ghost all nestled between blowing leaves... it's full of Autumn-y color!

The Animal Cracker - Humphrey from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker - Henrietta from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker - Harrison from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker - Theodore from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker Crumbs - Oliver from Stacy Nash -- click to see more The Animal Cracker Crumbs - Quincy from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
Animal Crackers and Crumbs from Stacy Nash Primitives
This is an ever-growing set of charming stitched stand-up animals and smaller animal face fobs -- all presented as separate charts. Each is stitched on hand-dyed linen -- various colors -- choose any count you want. On 32 the CRACKER stand-ups finish approx 3 x 7-ish... Harrison is 10-1/2 inches though because of his ears.

Cute and very vintage, decorate each with old ribbons and buttons... The smaller ANIMAL CRACKER CRUMBS are the little faces and they're all around 3 inches in size.
How fun to tuck a couple of them into your ever-growing basket of stitched pin cushions???? Then add a couple of the standing ones in there too! Stacy has plain fabrics on the backs with a pouch to hold scissors, and you can see that Theodore is wearing a little thimble pouch as well! Such a neat set we have now!!!!


Here Lies My Needle from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more Here Lies My Needle from Shakespeare's Peddler
Remember that flier we send you every year around the end of January about the Japanese holiday that celebrates the hard work of NEEDLES? Teresa did this sampler to kind of commemorate that holiday! The Festival of Broken Needles!

Theresa's sampler is charming! Stitched on hand-dyed linen, it provides a place for you to park broken, rusted or old needles... you can even leave threads in them from special projects. (What about finding Mom's needles still threaded... you could preserve some of them here.) *Here lies my needles, some bent, some broken some rusty.* Finishing approx 11 x 8, stitched with hand-dyed flosses, garnish this with antique buttons. The bottom area is a cut of Weeks Dye Works Red Pear Houndstooth wool.. isn't it pretty on there? Really a special piece for a stitcher. Presented as a chart.

Le Marquoir de Marie by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Le Marquoir de Marie from Reflets de Soie
This is a gorgeous Country French inspired sampler that is full of unusual motifs, lots of color and pretty alphabets. Offered as the chart or chart with a lavish spread of 46 shades of silk thread... it measures 326 x 274. It'll be an impressive 18 x 15 on 35ct!!!

The borders are pretty. The chalet in the middle is charming... the train is so unusual! The flower vase and baskets on the sides measure about 40 x 60 stitches each -- make individual pin cushions out of those! And of course, who doesn't love the chickens, cat and dog down along the bottom? The colors are clear and bright... you could distress this when you are finished... or just break apart all the design elements and do a whole set of cushions for a spectacular basket display!


Heartware Bowl from Heart in Hand - click for more First 2 Heartware Designs from Heart in Hand - click for more
Heartware
from Heart in Hand
Cecelia Turner has a LOVELY new hand-made stoneware pottery bowl that is a charming little ORT Bowl! Made by artist Christie Goodfellow, the bowls are just dreamy feeling. A soft creme matte glazed finish, each measures approx 3-1/2 inches across at the top and 2 inches high. It's a perfect size in your hand.

Next, Cecelia is designing interchangeable toppers for the little bowls. *Land I Love* & *Bluebird's Nest* are the first two rounds. Presented as charts in her small card format, each design measures 45 x 45 in stitch count -- so on 32ct, they finish less than 3 x 3. (Remember that you probably have a MILLION smaller designs that size... so this beautiful little bowl will work for those as well!)

Heart in Hand has finishing instructions on her website to make the disc lids for Heartware -- they don't wiggle around -- so you'll want to take a look at that. Anyway, CHARMING CHARMING little bowl, with the possibility of a million cute designs for the top!!!


1726 Garden Pinkeep Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more 1726 Garden Pinkeep Kit & Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit -- Two Nashville Market Exclusives
from Samplers Not Forgotten
I guess 1726 was a busy year for pretty pin keeps! Kimberly Nugent has a pair of kits that include lovely linens and really pretty printed finishing fabrics!
  • 1726 Garden Pinkeep is a limited release kit from the recent Nashville trade show. It includes and features Lakeside Linens 36ct hand-dyed fabric and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.
    Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see moreThe finished design measures approx 4 x 6-1/2. The kit includes the hand-dyed wool and ribbon to make the backside 'flower' treatment, as well as that antique-y black and taupe finishing fabric. The left edge also features some tone-on-tone Eyelets and Satins!
  • Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit is finished into a charming little cylinder -- a drum shape. It is another Nashville Market Exclusive kit as well! This kit comes with the 36ct Weeks Beige hand-dyed linen, a cut of gorgeous hand-dyed velveteen for the strawberry, along with green hand-dyed wool for it's topper. Flosses are Weeks -- gorgeous rich shades of denim, burgundy and greens. You get the trimming buttons shown on the model and the denim and tan finishing fabric. Its design is a small take-out from Ann Wright's large sampler -- which we have on SNF's interior pages!!! CHARMING!


Red's Tree House from Ink Circles - click to see more Three Little Kittens from Ink Circles - click to see more Three Little Kittens and Red's Tree House
from Ink Circles
A pair of smaller designs -- new by Ink Circles -- I think they'd both be neat in a cabin retreat somewhere! Each is offered in chart format.
  • Three Little Kittens who lost their mittens get the pie after all, because what was once lost is found again! Actually kind of sizeable -- 8 x 10 on 28ct -- this is coded for Classic Colorworks or DMC. It'd make a cute hanging above the peg rack that holds the mittens and coats in the mudroom.
  • Red's Tree House is just a cute little tree house made of ACORN shingles! Can you see them in the design? It's tucked in an oak tree, the light fixture outside the door is an acorn. The window in the front door is an acorn... then LOOK at the shape of the shake shingles! Finishes just 3-1/2 x 5 on 32ct... Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC.


Santa Wine Cover from AB Designs - click for more Santa Wine Cover
from AB Designs
Hey, this little guy companions Amy's Witch Wine Bottle Cover that came out last Fall! New -- you'll be ready for Christmas in plenty of time this year -- or maybe even Christmas in July! *Dear Santa... Please bring wine!* Stitch the little panel, then use Amy's felt packet to construct the darling bottle cover!

Two other stitched patterns are included in the chart. Chart comes with set of buttons and pattern for bottle cover. The felt packet contains JUST the felt needed for the cover construction. These really are cute!


Doodler from Doodlin' Around Stitching Frames! - click for more LITTLE Doodler from Doodlin' Around - click for more The Lap Stitch Doodler Frames
These are the same idea as Doodlin' Around's other Lap Frames... but see how the side bars curve opposite those on the other frames? Some people like them one way, some like them the other!!!
  • The Lap Stitch LITTLE Doodler stands about 7 inches high and comes with 9 and 12 inch dowels, one set of knobs and one set of oak sidebars.
  • The Lap Stitch Doodler Frame is about 9 or 10 inches high and comes with 12, 15, and 18-inch dowels, along with the one set of knobs and one set of sidebars.


Holiday Quaker from Lila's Studio - click to see more Holiday Quaker
from Lila's Studio
Well, just like her companioning Halloween Quakers chart... we aren't even sure The Quakers CELEBRATED Christmas... but we think they should have! Lila's studio has another awesome sampler full of fun motifs.

There are snowmen inside one motif, mittens in another. Santa's boots are down there too. Stitched on a mangy Dapple Gray PTP fabric (or anything you want!), this is coded for Gentle Art Sampler threads or DMC, and it finishes approx 13 x 9.


Stoneware Snowman from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Snowman
from Priscilla's Pocket
Priscilla's Pocket did another little blue design -- A Snowman -- for this year. The other three -- bunny, kitten and cat are just as bitty and just as cute. Little bonuses to complement her lovely stoneware patterns, this comes as a small kit of 32ct Tin Roof Weeks Linen with Gentle Art's Black Raspberry Jam hand-dyed floss and enough of Dames of the Needle's blue ball trim to edge your little cushion.

Just cute... last year, they showed the little bunny stitched in several different pastel shades of floss... pink, yellow, mint green, lavender. Just find the ball trim first, then floss to match! So cute!

Funny Bunnies from Val's Stuff Tuxedo Cat from Val's Stuff ButterFly from Val's Stuff
Springtime from Val's Stuff
Val has new Springtime designs and seven more for Halloween and Winter. The kits come with the charts, embellishments, paper and felt backing. You supply the flosses from your stash.

Funny Bunnies They are super-cute perched into the Easter Grass in your baskets. *Nobody fools the Bunny* and *Was the bunny that done it* are the facts here. Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each finished approx 3 x 4 and features either clay eyes or felt cheeks.
Tuxedo Cat and ButterFly both finish a smaller 3 x 3, she has included pin backs in these in case you want to wear them as pins or garnish a tote bag. They'd do nicely as magnets too.


Hope Blooms from SamSarah Design Studio Hope Blooms - USING ALL YOUR NEW 35 DMCs!
from SamSarah Design Studio
From SamSarah Studio this inspirational quote from Lady Bird Johnson has been transformed into a cute piece of cross stitch. Patti used the entire set of DMC's 35 new colors, and put every one of them into this design!

It is shown on Stormy Night Belfast Linen... but we think any creme, white, yellow... (lots of colors, really) would look good with this because of the color variety throughout. Finishes approx 6 x 8 on the 32ct... GET OUT THAT NEW TIN OF FLOSS and start using it!!! Hope Blooms is presented as a leaflet.

Beach Dreams from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Beach Dreams from Praiseworthy Stitches
This is a fun loooooonnnnggg design that can be stitched and framed as a flat picture or finished into a round drum pin cushion! Another pattern with lots of design choices, this is worked on Weeks Dye Works Confederate Gray linen which comes in several different counts. It finishes approx 4-1/2 x 13-1/2 on 32ct. Stitched with hand-dyed Sampler Threads or DMC, there is a JABCO handmade clay button pack available that includes sand dollars, a star fish and lighthouse.

FOR A LIMITED TIME we have a set of conch shell (real shells) topped counting pins for the cushion top, and a finishing kit of twine, Skirtex, puffy lining... all the stuff (except stuffing) you need to construct the drum. (So quoting pricing options here is a nighmare!) It's a real cute design, the colors and subject are just delighful!

Love Abide from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Awake My Soul from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view B is for Bunny from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Sweet Pea from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
New Designs from La D Da!
Lori Markovic has some unique designs releasing this next week at Market! (We'll have them Tuesday, March 6th.) Can't wait to see the real things stitched - in person -- at the show!
  • Love Abide -- Pretty Welcoming Sampler -- maybe for your front hall? Chart. 254 x 243 on 36ct (14 inches square), looks like you have good fabric options with this one!
  • Awake My Soul -- 'and sing'. Chart... more pretty hand-dyed colors, this one would make a pretty pillow without the wording...
  • B is for Bunny -- Chart, this one looks cheerful and bold! 171 x 115 -- so 9-1/2 x 6-ish on 18/36ct... I'm sure she's not going to do the whole alphabet... so just enjoy B!
  • Sweet Pea -- This is a FAVORITE so far! Companion Lori's little standing bunny from last spring, Sweet Pea will stand about 6 inches high stitched on 32ct.
  • The Fetishes -- This is a set of 4 small designs, 100 x 100 stitches. Patterned after different types of samplers, Lori thinks she'll do a set of 12 of these!
  • Fraktur Scissor Block and Fob Kit -- This is a limited edition wooden block -- you paint and paper it (with Lori's pretty paper) -- with a storage hole for a pretty pair of scissors. Approx 2 inches in size. The unpainted wooden block comes with a set of 28 different sampler image prints. You choose any 5 or 6 to glue to your painted block, do the Mod-Podge in a matte finish... and you're finished! Literally, no two blocks will be alike! Really a charming little block!

Microfiber Glasses Cleaning Cloths - click for more
Microfiber Glasses Cleaning Cloths
We LOVE these! Every needlework tote bag needs one, and so does your purse. 5-1/2 x 6 Microfiber cleans magnifying and eyeglass lenses beautifully -- even your phone and e-screens!

They come in a 2-1/2 x 4 clear plastic storage envelope -- perfect to keep it protected. Images of old needlework... the scissor and pin cushion design is a stitched image in deep red shades. The sampler ones features images of antiques stitched in 1824 and 1827. These are fun and functional -- keep them around to clean the lens of your magnifier.

Prarie Life Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Queen Bee Cushion from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Coffee Bean Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
New Designs from Heartstring Samplery
  • Prairie Life Sampler This is Beth's special sampler available first to the shops that attend market this next weekend... so it's coming home with us! It features a family, their horses, wagon, homestead and a lavish garden of floral urn sampler motifs. The verse reads; *The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful, to be happy with simple pleasures and have courage when things go wrong.*12-1/2 inches on 32ct, hand-dyed flosses throughout.
  • Coffee Bean Sampler *My birthstone is a coffee bean!* Just a fun piece -- her 4th in her (*Magic Elixir Series*) -- do just the center section with the verse and your name... or add the other parts... it depends on how much coffee you've had to drink before you started stitching! Whole sampler finishes approx 6-1/2 x 10 on 18/36ct, and features all good coffee-colored hand-dyed threads.


Royal Games II from Mirabilia -- click to see a more Royal Games I from Mirabilia -- click to see a more The Royal Games
from Mirabilia
The Girls have shown up for a evening of elegance and cards! Mirabilia has two new charts -- Royal Games I and II. Just lovely... choose your ladies in their spectacular dress.

Presented as charts, each pair finishes approx 8 x 12 on 32ct white, is stitched with DMC floss, and garnished with bits of #4 metallic braid and some glass seed beads.*Off with their heads!... Let them eat cake... Bow Down!... Kiss the Ring!*
Out on a Limb by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Out on a Limb by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
We have a new set of 4 spring-y birds by Artist -- Debbie Mumm. Charted by Mill Hill and garnished with just a few glass beads, these are presented as complete kits. Finishing approx 5 x 5, they are worked on 16ct chocolate brown Aida with DMC floss and those glistening bead accents. Gorgeous, fresh, young and current colors, they are very different from anything else we have... and totally different from any of the other Mill Hill beaded things.

Don't know which one will be your favorite... might want a pair! Kits include the chart, paper, flosses, beads an needle. The brown frames are available separately.

Learn Little Maid by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! I Went to Church Sampler by Brenda Keyes -- click to see a larger view! Two New Samplers
from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company
A pair of samplers has arrived and each is charming. Stitched over one or two threads, they are coded for regular DMC floss. Each suggests just a basic cream fabric, you can always distress after stitching, or choose something hand-dyed.
  • I Went to Church Sampler - This is so fun! It is the ultimate test as to whether or not people actually READ the verses on your stitched pieces! This one reads:
    I went to church on Sunday. My love, she passed me by. I knew her mind was changing by the roving of her eye.
    Now, THAT'S a different verse for a sampler!!!! Stitch count is 235 x 203 - so over one on 28ct, it would be 8-1/2 inches in size... over two it's 17. A balanced border and pretty church scene... it 'looks' just nice and serene!
  • Learn Little Maid - 'Learn little maid each useful art that may adorn thy youth, Learn to improve thy tender heart in virtue, grace and truth.'
    THIS is a more traditional verse than that poor guy's story - the one who got dumped at church!!!!! This one measures 303 stitches square - or a whopping 19 inches square on 32ct. Stitched with DMC, the border is simple, and the alphabet is blocky... but the dividing bands are very pretty, and the house is gorgeous! (I like the inside border around that little mansion... it matches the florals down at the bottom corners.) Really striking!


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.

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!)

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.


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!

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.

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.


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!


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.

Santa Baby from Meridian Designs - click to see more Summer Melons from Meridian Designs - click to see more Super Heroine from Meridian Designs - click to see more Peace Officer from Meridian Designs - click to see more
Teenie Weenie Bikinis by Meridian Designs
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest and funniest collection of little bikinis that someone you KNOW would (or shouldn't !) wear! Pictured here are Santa Baby, Summer Melons, Super Heroine and Peace Officer. OK... THINK about ladies you know... Santa Baby - who is getting married at Christmastime? Whose husband plays Santa Claus every year? Melons? (Who do you know that has a set of those?) Super Heroine - what a fun thing to stitch for someone special who has saved your life!

We have 13 different bikinis in this collection... and they are AWESOME! One of my favorites is the police woman - she has hand-cuffs and her charm in a gun!!! There's a nurse that might like this stitched in her locker at work - to remind her of off-time from her stressful job... there is an Autumn one for the chick who just cannot let Summertime go... and *God Save The Queen* -- a British one!!! (There is even a Bavarian one with a pretzel!) Each is offered as a small chart with its special charm and measure about 50 x 60 stitches in size. They are coded for DMC flosses, maybe a few beads, occasionally a metallic or fuzzy thread... all normal things you have in your stash! Cute as can be!

Count Your Blessings from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Thankful Pumpkins 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!

Paradise Street from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods and Paradise Street!
from Le Temps Une Croix
  • Christmas in the Woods - This is a chart of a lovely evergreen tree decorated for Christmas. It is tipped in snow, and there are snowflake stitches scattered in the background, and snow under the gifts, so I think this is a little tree in the woods! Coded for DMC, it measures 145 x 133 in stitch count, so will finish approx 8 x 9 on 16/32ct. The little bits of instructions are printed in French, so I cannot read a word of it... but I can tell it's charming! Presented as a chart.
  • Paradise Street - This is a charming little french design -- a perky red scooter parked in front of an apartment??? I don't know exactly! I just love the simplicity of the design, the bold of the red against the clean gray and taupe. I like the stylized tree, the repeating round cobblestones... the tiny red dotted flowers... the talllll windows and the talllll lamp post! The chart is actually quite large -- it measures 187 x 167 -- so 12 x 13 on 14ct!

Little Friends Chickadee from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Little Friends Sparrow from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Little Friends Hedgehog from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more Little Friends Pig from Valerie Pfeiffer - click to see more
Oh my Gosh - Little Friends from Valerie Pfeiffer
If these aren't the cutest little people... they are each only 2 x 3 inches in size!!! Presented as small charts, they are coded for DMC floss, and each pattern has two charts -- one that highlights the cross stitches, the other that highlights any backstitching.

Absolutely precious, the birds are also offered in other larger designs by Valerie -- pictured on our inside pages. They are 'kind of pricey' -- we are aware of that -- but I guess it's less expensive than planning a trip to the UK just to bring a few home!

Acorn Shaker Box from Jeannette Douglas Acorn Shaker Box
from Jeannette Douglas Designs
Here's a small chart by Jeannette Douglas that fits into the top of a Lone Elm Lane 6-inch Shaker box when stitched on 32ct. No box? Make a round cushion instead!

Presented as a small chart WITH the cuts of Gloriana hand-dyed silk, you'll need to add bits of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- or the same shades in Gentle Art Simply Wools. The Gloriana is the color around the outside and inside borders. A pretty and petite autumn piece... stitch count is 78 x 78 or 5 x 5. Choose any lovely 32ct fabric you love to work on!

Bead-Charm-Button Storage Box - click for more Bead-Charm-Button Storage Box
Wow, this is a petite and functional storage system for teeny tiny stuff!!!! Our 6 x 3-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch snapping closure box holds 25 different treats. Clear, so you can see what's inside, open to reveal removable dividers that separate 5 towers of screw-top jars. Each mini-jar is approx 1 inch round and 1/2 an inch high. They screw together -- so the lid on one becomes the bottom of the next.

VERY secure, and also clear so you can see what's inside... these even work for wet creams and lotions in your cosmetic travel bag! Everything is safe, organized, and compact! The little box weighs about 8 ounches.

Peacock Garden Scissor Roll from Just Nan Presenting Just Nan's Peacock Garden Scissor Roll
In celebration of her 25 years of designing, Nan is treating us to a darling 2-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch stitched roll to store a favorite pair of scissors! When stitches are done, scissors can rest. A fun needlework accessory, the design features peacocks and tulips on the outside with more peacocks and garden flowers plus that charming verse and padded scissor pocket -- all rolled up on the inside. The roll closure is a snap with fancy gold cube bead, and there are beads and pink pearls that embellish both the inside and outside!

The finished roll stand 2 inches tall and will hold a 3-1/2 inch pair of embroidery scissors. Top it all of with the included matching Peacock Rose Pin. Stitched on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen with DMC flosses, there is a touch of gold metallic as well. The chart includes the beads, pearls, snap, gold cube bead, over-dyed violet wool for the lining, the Peacock Rose Pin and complete finishing instructions. Use your own DMCs and metallic from your stash.

Scissor and Key Keep Kit X100 CUPCAKES from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X101 DAISIES from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X102 HEARTS from Michael Powell - click for more Scissor and Key Keep Kit X103 TUSCAN CHURCH from Michael Powell - click for more
Miniature Scissor and Key Fobs from Michael Powell
Presenting a delightful set of miniature key and scissor fobs -- all featuring the artwork of Michael Powell! I have always loved his things... and since he showed at market this Spring we were able to treat ourselves to lots of fun things!!! This is a collection of 6 different PAIRS of designs -- each is TWO-SIDED -- so each kit has essentially 4 designs in it! All are worked on 18ct canvas -- don't panic -- (it just makes a stronger and more durable fob when finished.) All Cross Stitch, the larger piece is the scissor fob -- 36 x 36 stitches -- finishing 2 x 2, while the key fob is a smaller companion version of the same design -- 27 x 27, finishing 1-1/2 inches square. Different on the fronts and backs, Michael has each of the 4 designs charted twice -- crosses on one chart, backstitch on another for clarity. All the flosses are included for everything... these are DARLING!!!!!

Sewing Clamp Box from Lone Elm Lane - click for more New Sewing Clamp Box from Lone Elm Lane
A charming new box featured on the cover of With Thy Needle's newest design... this little box is SO COOL! A concept by Brenda Gervais that Stephanie Elmer brought to be... this hand-made wooden box measures approx 4 x 4 x 3 with a clamping system that reaches down another 6 inches. It features a 1-inch deep recessed opening for your needlework. Next, there is a little 3 x 3 square drawer approx 1-inch deep that pulls out, and finally, the bottom features a 6-inch screwing clamp attachment that can fit up to a 1-1/2 inch thick table edge!

By far the coolest little box I have seen in a while... what an endearing decoration for your needlework! Currently offered in only the Vintage Dove finish... what a fun and unique way to finish and display a pretty pin cushion! If you are worried about damaging a table, consider a piece of felt underneath the box between it and your table, and a bitty piece underneath. You might want to clamp it out of reach of little hands -- this is the most intriguing thing -- and awfully fun to play with!!!!!

Chalkboard Quartet from Mill Hill - click for more
Chalkboard Quartet from Mill Hill
These are different for Mill Hill - and promise to be really fun to stitch! Their classic kits -- these are worked in 28ct Gumnetal linen with DMC flosses. I don't think there are too many beads in any of them... just the backstitches and straight stitches that make up the charm of the hand-drawn chalk-art look.

Finishing approx 5 x 5 or 5 x 7... give them a try!

Platinum Needles - click to see more Platinum Needles
John James has run out of Platinum Needles, and because costs have risen so much, will not be plating more. Yarn Tree, one of our industry distributors, purchased their back-stock that were loose -- just bulk -- and re-packaged them in their cool little screw-top clear plastic needle vials! So, now we have Platinum Tapestry Needles again!!! ('till these are gone, too!)

Some stitchers have allergies to nickel -- the normal plating on needles -- so Platinum is a more comfortable stitching option. (Do your needles get brown-ish (tarnished) and draggy??? If so, you are probably allergic to nickel!) So... for a happy time, we have Tapestry Needles available in #24 for 14/28 counts, #26 for 32-ish counts and #28 for smaller count fabrics.

A Smattering of Designs by Stitches Through Time -- More on our inside pages!
A Game of Cards from Stitches Through Time
  • A Game of Cards -- A bit of advice about life presented with playing cards! (Forget the box of chocolates!) Might appeal to the gamer in your family -- or something fun to hang in the family room... just a fun chart stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads. It finishes approx 9-1/2 x 12.


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