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Welcome to our Sale Page!

Just a few things that have been past favorites... or little things that have been forgotten over time. Maybe the last one of something? Possibly something we can no longer order from Designers?

Our Sale Page is full of fun, LAST-CHANCE Treats! You can see the original price in the dropdown, as well as the Sale Price.
All Sales are Final. Enjoy the Browse... we hope you find something that needs a new home in your stitching stash!
Note from Mary: We are adding to this page literally every day right now. In fact, we have now added a second page! Check back often!


BEAD PACKS from several of Just Nan - click for more We have a limited number of loose BEAD PACKS from several of Just Nan's current and retired patterns. Here is our list of packs available... we will try to update as packs sell out.
Go through your stash and if you need any of these, we have place a shopping cart dropdown at the bottom of the list for you.

Christmas Friends BEAD PACK REG $4.50 NOW $2.25
Christmas Wallet BEAD PACK REG $7 NOW $3.50
Ebony Rose BEAD PACK REG $6 NOW $3.00
Follow The Needle BEAD PACK REG $6 NOW $3.00
Great Expectations BEAD PACK REG $6.50 NOW $3.25
Lady Scarlet's Christmas BEAD PACK REG $5 NOW $2.50
Sweet Remembrance BEAD PACK REG $7.50 NOW $3.75
Yuletide Ivy BEAD PACK REG $5.50 NOW $2.75



Victoria Sampler has discontinued lots and lots of thread packs.
Below is the listing of our remaining stock: THEY ARE NOW HALF OFF THEIR ORIGINAL PRICE.
Original prices are listed behind each entry!
CALL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.

Bargello Biscornu - Lavender $25.95
Beautiful Finishing #8 Christmas Crackers $39.95
Beautiful Finishing #10 Sturbridge Box $50.50
Beautiful Finishing #18 A Stitcher's Heart $67.95
Biscornuments $28.50
Button Up for Christmas #4 $36.50
Button Up Birdies #5 $30.00
Button Up Birdies #9 $28.50


Christmas Gifts $30.50
Farmyard Babies #4 $30.50
Harbour Village Sampler $70.00
Homespun Towels #1 $21.98
Homespun Towels #2 $27.50
Mistletoe Stocking $36.00
Sweetheart roses - blue - $49

Stitching Sisters from Chessie & Me Hannah Comperf 1818 from Chessie & Me
Two New Charts
  • Stitching Sisters is worked on 36ct linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses. It finishes a petite 5 x 7. From My Humble Hand to Yours... More Than Friends, We're Stitching Sisters
  • Hannah Comperf 1818 finishes approx 10 x 11 on 36ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, the large central alphabet is done in Algerian Eyes. This one is fun... see how it kind of divided in the middle? You could stitch only half... or make it super long and skinny!

Chessie & Me Scarlet's Pin Cushion -- click to see more Scarlet's Pin Cushion
Scarlet Pomegranate's newest pin cushion design, this can be stitched in silks or DMC -- 3371, 316, 902, 732 and 948 -- it's small, and works up to be almost 3-1/2 x 5.

Little Scarlet is stitched over one, and the pomegranates are all worked in Smyrnas!

Sarah Casey Unwin 1848 from Chessie & Me

Sarah Casey Unwin 1848
A reproduction of Sarah's Sampler, this finishes approx 16 x 13-1/2 on 36ct linen. Stitched with Classic's Barn Door, Black Coffee, Peanut Brittle, Polliwog, Shabby Sheep and Week's Cayenne, Dolphin, Garrison Green, Lancaster Red, Putty, Red Pear and Sanguine... pretty, pretty colors!

Can you imagine finishing this when you were NINE years old??? (In crummy light, we are sure!)


Quaker Work Tray from Chessie & Me - click for more
Quaker Work Tray
Stitched on 32ct, this fits a tray that Linda has used on some of last year's designs.

Charted for Weeks hand-dyed flosses, it finishes only 4-1/2 x 7-1/2.


Peace and Goodwill Sampler from Chessie & Me
Peace and Goodwill Sampler by Chessie & Me's Linda Lautenschlager This original piece finishes about 8 x 10 on 36ct, and is coded for hand-dyed silks or cottons. Linda has her favorite Satin Stitches, 4-Sideds and a little over-one in here - just a really nice, and do-able piece! If you already know the alphabet, and leave it off... the Cross Stitch Police will not come visit your house to scold you!



Out on a Limb from Chessie & Me - click for more
Out on a Limb and Nettie Brown's Work Box
A pair of designs featuring smalls, finish everything into cushions or fobs... or maybe even paper box tops. Both are presented as charts.
  • Out on a Limb is charted for hand-dyed flosses and offers a needle book (2-1/2 x 6), pyn pillow (3 x 3) and fob (1-1/2 x 1-1/2.). Linda suggests Mountain Mist Weeks Wool for finishing, so that should give you a color sense for this.
  • Nettie Brown also uses Mountain Mist wool for piece backings, but is charted for silks. The main design is just 4-1/4 x 2-3/4 in size!! Bitty little things!

Miss Nettie's Needle Usefuls from Chessie & Me
Miss Nettie's Needle Usefuls This chart includes patterns for the 5 x 8 (when open) needlebook, needle leaf (that page inside the case), the pin pillow (with the kitty and spool on it), and the scissor fob.

The stitcher girl on the backside has her threads, and the cat has the ball of yarn: Of female arts in usefulness the needle far exceeds the rest! (In these times... a rather narrow view of things!)



Martha Jefferson 1842 Sampler from Chessie & Me

Martha Jefferson 1842 Sampler
Beautifully organized - approx 10 x 12 - and Linda has offered just the house as a cushion option in the companion chart - Martha's Pillow.

Martha Davies 1830 Sampler from Chessie & Me
Martha Davies 1830 Sampler
This one finishes approx 8-1/2 x 11 on 36ct linen, and is stitched with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cotton flosses.

You'll need 2 skeins each of Cherry Cobbler and Pine Needles, but one each of Barn Door, English Ivy, Hazelnut, Hickory Sticks, Onion Skin, Tartan Plaid, Tennessee Red Clay and Wavy Navy.


Lincoln Home 1860 Sampler from Chessie & Me - click for more
Lincoln Home 1860 Sampler
A very *traditionally Chessie* design... this features a very stately yellow house, an eagle, the flag and quote by Abraham Lincoln. *I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place is proud of him.*

Finishing approx 5 x 9 on 32ct Weeks Tin Roof Linen, it is stitched with both Classic Colorworks and Weeks hand-dyed flosses.


Forget Me Not Treasure Box from Chessie & Me - click for more
Forget Me Not Treasure Box
This makes a petite two-sided pin cushion. Kind & True is over two and measures 3 x 3... Forget Me Not is on the reverse, and is over one.

Worked with Weeks flosses on Weeks 32ct Beige Linen, the box featured is from Doodlin Around Design.


Cherry Hill Sampler from Chessie & Me - click for more Cherry Hill Sampler
This is quite a pretty little piece... it comes in chart format WITH the cut of Weeks Dye Works 30ct Dove Linen. A lovely medium-sage-green fabric, this is stitched in DMC solids and Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Rich, soft colors, the cherries are Round Rhodes stitched over 8 threads... (and I THINK there are green cherries scattered in the yard!)

Verse reads: 'This work in hand my friends may see, For them I've stitched a memory.' Finishes approx 5 x 6-1/2... cute!

Chessie & Me Birds & Blooms -- click to see more
Birds & Blooms
Oh this is cute! A miniature thing... it measures just 2-1/2 x 3 on 36ct, and is shown mounted to a bitty Priscilla's Pocket black painted hornbook. Again, great specialty stitches for texture, and the crisp Nun's Stitch edge treatment.

Depending on the size of your tree...you might be able to get away with turning this into a Christmas ornament... sewn OR on the hornbook! Offered as a chart.

M Lotherington's School of Industry Sampler from Chessie & Me

M Lotherington's School of Industry Sampler
Put your name in here - and if you are sick of alphabets - skip the one at the top! The whole piece measures 8-1/2 x 5 on 36ct... so 5 x 5 with just half of it stitched!

Cottons of Campfire, Polliwog, ye Old Gold, Caper and Merlot used.


Emilia's Sewing Case from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Emilia's Sewing Case from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Emilia's Sewing Case
'Lay all the steps of pride aside, Let truth and wisdom be your guide.' This is an awesome sewing case that is bursting with dynamic Bargello/Florentine Stitching! Stitched in soft overdyeds of greens and rose-pinks (the colors are soft and pretty!) on Week's 35ct hand-dyed Linen, the outside Bargello is stunning.... and features small areas with flowers. The verse panel is the back.

Next, on the inside of the case, you have wool pockets (Rose Quartz from Weeks) and a linen pocket that can hold such treasures as scissors, thread rings and winders, and needle minders! The whole thing measures approx 10 x 18... and features that wonderful Bargello on the front and lots of Rhodes, Blanket, Eyelets, Smryna, Lazy Daisy and Rice stitches on the inside.

Lots of glass and crystal beads and the clam-shell finding... there was no question... we had to have beads to match every case!!! The booklet has 23 pages of charts and diagrams, along with finishing instructions. Print our pics here... for some extra guidelines! Just a really pretty piece, in lovely, soft pinks and greens!


The Parlor - A Fortune Teller's  Domain from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view The Parlor - A Fortune Teller's Domain!
What a fun set this one is! When you finish this, you'll feel like you've just finished having your palms read and fortune told! The beaded fob is worked with matte greeny-silvery beads and features a sliver of the moon. The baggie of charms has a hand in there... a face... a key, and lots of silver star sequins!

The matching needle book/sewing case is quite involved -- it has lots of fabric pages -- and I tried to take pics of most of them! Pat and Peggy have so much stuff in this kit that it barely fits in the bag! There is 28ct Tarnish hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus in here, gorgeous cotton batik lining print, hand-dyed silk velvet that is dreamy, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, interfacings and findings, needles and instructions, and a TON of embellishments and beads! More hand-dyed silk ribbon, a tiny metal frame, beads and brads, hot fuse crystals, an owl bead, a gypsy woman charm, a key charm, crystal moon, and even a bitty wooden ruler and thread winder!

3 x 4 Inch stitched pages and more stitched pockets to hold your precious things... you definitely know you are peering into something secret and forbidden when you finish your little book! Like I said -- it all barely fits in the bag!



Black Sheep Redeaux - click to see more Black Sheep Redeaux
A blast from the past with this one... this leaflet contains 8 designs from 2001 to 2005 - re-born and published by Twisted Threads in 2012.

Past favorite designs - you may have to change some fabric colors here and there, but CUTE designs!


Nick & Chip Stocking from SamSarah Design Studio - click for more Whooo Owl Stockings from SamSarah Design Studio Not Even a Mouse from SamSarah Design Studio Not Even a Mouse and Whooo Owl Stockings
Sam Sarah has two new stockings to add to her set of 8 others! These are all stitched on Weeks 20ct Hand-dyed linen -- all in different colors. Patti uses Watercolors hand-dyed Perle Cotton for these... that it what makes all the colors *move* in these. Quite on the contemporary side of stocking designs... these are a fun option, and there are enough for an entire family!

Mouse and Owl join, Kitty, Puppy, Nick, Cocoa, Snowkids, Ornaments, Sugarplums and Reindeer. The names are spelled out in alphabet buttons... these are wood with paper letters, but Just Another Button Company has letter 'tiles' almost like Scrabble letters. They look great on these stockings, 4 different colors... we special order your name's letters. Pattern suggests 2 inches of fabric around design -- a little easier on Santa's budget! Whooo has 4 tiny black buttons in those eyes... big beads will work as well.


Delivering Peppermints and Candy Canes from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Delivering Peppermints and Candy Canes
Homespun Elegance has new design -- an Owl-Santa is doing the deliveries with his cute candy-bucket! Stitched on R & R's 30ct Mink -- regular Natural or Khaki Aida looks great as well (good fabric alternatives). DMC or Week's flosses are called for, and there are amber shell buttons used on the wagon wheels down at the bottom. (Use the darker mangy side of them!)

The peppermints at the top can be cross-stitched, or made from white buttons with red stitches over them to look like mints. (We thought of the JABCO peppermint buttons as well -- you can soak them in coffee to get them darker.) Lots of cute options here, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 30ct -- Sandra has used Week's Merlot Wool for her backing -- it'd make a stunning pillow background!


Sheep May Safely Graze
Sheep May Safely Graze from Homespun Elegance -- click to see moreOne of Homespun Elegances newest releases, this is a neat one that coordinates with Wishing Thee Freedom, Warmth, and Plenty, along with Cinnamon Stitch Christmas XVIII. The main pic is surrounded on three sides with a border, verse rests along the bottom. All of our shop models are finished into pillows, complete with lavish decorator trims, and they look stunning!

The 'guest of honor' in this particular piece is wearing a coat that is stitched (over a base of crosses) in Lazy Daisy stitches of Rainbow Gallery's Wisper thread, for a loopy, furry effect. Although alternate DMC colors are listed, you'll want to work this on the 28ct Amber, using all the neat Weeks, Crescent and Gentle Art overdyeds! Finishes approx 8-1/2 x 5, Sheep May Safely Graze is offered as a leaflet, buttons are separate.


Peace on Earth by Homespun Elegance -- click to see more! Peace on Earth
Homespun Elegance has released a GREAT new set of designs... this is only one of my favorite five!!! Peace on Earth features the Olde Colonial Pointed Linen pillow that is stitched, and then buttoned down in the center. Homespun Elegance has several other designs on this little pillow -- even ornaments -- and they're all just wonderful! Peace is offered as the leaflet, with pillows available individually. The colors are luscious bricks, teals, golds, cinnamons, mosses and browns... all accented by Homespun Elegances Olde Brass Buttons! Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men... angels watch over the tiny village.



Wise Owl from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Wise Owl
An old verse -- apparently around in the 1800's - you might know someone who needs this reminder! If not, then maybe the office lunchroom???! It does make you smile.

Presented as a leaflet, it measures just 100 x 110 stitches -- so approx 8 x 8 on a 28ct.


Surrey House Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Surrey House Sampler
What a pretty antique-y-feeling piece! A delicate floral basket beneath a very Victorian alphabet... the fabric is of special note with this piece. See the 'wallpaper lines' in the background??? THAT is printed very lightly on the 28ct Antique White Surrey Fabric specially made JUST for this particular piece! This main design finishes approx 12 x 12 and is stitched with regular DMC floss. The fabric features those pale motifs for your background that add such a flavor! Charming! Offered as the leaflet (you can stitch this on any fabric you like..) with this awesome Surrey Fabric offered separately.


Pennsylvania Fraktur from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Crowned Owls from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Deer Santa from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Deer Santa
from Kathy Barrick
Deer Santa measures 155 x 149, is stitched on Doubloon Picture This Plus linen and is coded for silk or DMC
Crowned Owls -- I really like the Bargello border on this, warm greens and browns
. Pennsylvania Fraktur Heart - PA is new. PA is a little larger - 115 x 115. Very striking!


Strawberry Blossoms from Kathy Barrick - click to see more

Strawberry Blossoms
from Kathy Barrick
You see those wild berry vines and then the wild brown hair, then the big blue sleeves... and kid of forget to read the verse!

It talks about the many blossoms -- small and faire! Measures 149 stitches square.


Three Chairs from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Three Chairs
Inspired by a quote from Henry David Thoreau.
*I had three chairs in my house, one for solitude, two for friendship and three for society.* I can see this hanging on the wall behind the kitchen chairs!

Kathy Barrick's newest design, presented in chart format, this measures 7-1/2 x 8 on 32ct, and is stitched with regular DMC.

My Mother's House from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
My Mother's House
by Kathy Barrick
Well... don't do this if your Mom didn't have a green thumb!

DMC on (any count), 32ct - this finishes a little over 7 x 6.


Bowlful of Bunnies from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Bowlful of Bunnies
from Kathy Barrick
Kathy Barrick has a few new releases... I loved these tiny rabbit cushions when I saw them, and of course, that harbor scene is delightful!

Bowlful of Bunnies -- Frame them, or cushion them, these finish around 2 x 2 -- depending on fabric counts. Regular DMC flosses, too!

Tavern Signs Revisited from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Tavern Signs Revisited
Here are two awesome room signs! Make one for the door to your craft room, make the other one for the Family Room or the Kitchen! What a cool housewarming gift!!! The alphabet is provided so you can personalize as you need to! Fabric counts and colors can vary -- choose your favorite, these are charted for DMC or silks.


A Dictionary of Bras from Bothy Threads -- click to see more

A Dictionary of Bras
*Zebras and Algebras* this is a really cute piece that would be fun to stitch for a gal and her awesome dressing room, bath or closet!

About 140 x 170 in stitch count... it's just silly!


Sewing: The Hobby from Bothy Threads -- click to see more Sewing: The Hobby
We are treated to a medley of stitching/seamstress/knitter motifs... all packed into one sampling. Stitch the whole piece, or pull out your familiar stitching motifs and put THOSE into pincushions or whatever... each one is charming!!!

Offered as a chart with a little beadpack, this would be awesome on the door of your stitching room. But if you haven't got one of those... it'd be awesome *in part!* on the front of a sewing bag, too. Fun colors, relaxed stitches -- there are no half stitches in here... only 'relaxed' backstitches! Cheerful!


Let Freedom Ring from Dames of the Needle - click for more

Let Freedom Ring
Sampler Threads of Carriage Black, Grecian Gold, Midnight, Maple Syrup, Dried Thyme, County Redwood, Shaker White and Raspberry Frost.


Peace on Earth from Dames of the Needle - click for more Peace on Earth
Dames of the Needle has a new miniature hornbook ornament that finishes a mere 2-1/2 x 2-3/4. Both sides of the little paddle are stitched, and garnished with Just Another Button Company buttons... very simple and cute!

Although the hornbook is technically supposed to be displayed with the handle downwards... where one would hold it... to avoid having to drill holes in your paddle piece... you could always 'adapt' and hang it on the tree from the top hole in the handle! (We won't send the Cross Stitch Police after you!) Offered as the chart, stitched on 32ct linen in overdyeds... linen, hornbook and buttons (8 stars and 1 sheep) all available separately.


Merry Christmas Pin Pillow from Dames of the Needle - click for more Merry Christmas Pin Pillow and Ho Ho Ho Santa Drum
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.


Deer Hornbook and Scissor Case from Dames of the Needle - click for more Deer Hornbook and Scissor Case
Elizabeth Ann Talledo has another cute little hornbook just like her Maryland Sampler and Christmas Peace on Earth pieces. The cute little wooden paddle is decorated with stitching on one side (while the other two have both sides of the paddle decorated) and this design features a matching needle case. Stitched on 32ct with Sampler Threads, there is a bit of over-one stitching and Nun's and Blanket stitches garnishing the edges.

Cute and quick, offered as a chart with hornbook separate. (Note: the paddle in this pic is not available... we have the same paddles available that are featured on the Maryland and Christmas pieces -- they'll all match!)


Getting Old Sucks from Raise the Roof -- click to see a larger view Getting Old Sucks
BUT, pass me of piece of cake anyway! Lots of stitching in this one to commemorate a special birthday, but then again... there might be a lot of birthdays to commemorate!

Offered as the chart, this finishes approx 7 x 8 on 32ct and is stitched in overdyeds. Little confetti buttons decorate the cake, and I think the candle flames would be fun stitched in metallic!



Stitching Under The Oak from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Stitching Under The Oak & Sister Sampler
If you are a Victoria Sampler Fan.. here are two new offerings full of specialty stitches and beautiful silks and metallics.
Stitching Under the Oak - This is a three-piece set of pocket case, scissor case and pin keep.

Pretty silks, lots of lovely pattern detail and awesome specialty stitches... you also get 6 gorgeous pages of exquisite finishing instructions -- complete with 37 (THIRTY SEVEN) actual photos of the construction process!!!!! It's not hard.. this just insures that yours turns out like the book sample!


Christmas Day Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Christmas Day Sampler
One of Thea's long skinny band samplers, this one celebrates the Christmas Daytime schedule! It begins with Santa's sleigh ride visit... then the living room in the morning, when you get to open your stocking. Church is next, and a quiet walk afterwards... then dinner! Between all the scenes are borders of special stitches, and as always the included instructions and pictures are huge and easy to follow.

The entire sampler finishes just 3 x 17 stitched on 28ct Natural linen. If you do the little scenes by themselves -- they will make WONDERFUL 2 x 3 inch ORNAMENTS!!!!! (Don't get stuck in a rut that something like this HAS to be stitched into a long piece -- change it up a little!)


Valentine Cupcakes from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Valentine Cupcakes
Talk about something sweet to stitch for Valentine's Day... The Victoria Sampler has re-created their famous Gingerbread Cupcakes into chocolate and vanilla for your Valentine Favorites!!!!!! *BAKE* these little sweets on 28ct Milk Chocolate or White Cashel Linen... and *FROST* them with Satin Stitches of #8 and #12 Pearl Cotton. They LOOK LIKE Hardanger Embroidery -- but are only JUST regular Satin Stitches! Then, decorate each one with the charming buttons offered in the accessory pack of the Pearls AND the red silicone baking cups.

One cupcake has white chocolate dipped strawberries, the other, chocolate, while the third features tiny 1-inch cupids. These are so unusual, so charming, they are enchanting!!!!! Offered as a leaflet, the accessory pack of pearls, buttons and actual-sized baking cups is separate. Everyone will love these... especially if you display then right in the middle of a plate of real Valentine cupcakes!!!!


Boo Buttons #3 Harry Catter and Kit White from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Boo Buttons #4 Bobcat and CanCan Kitty from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Muscateer and Catpunzel - Boo Buttons #5 from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Halloween Boo Buttons
Cathy Jean begins a new set of 6 leaflets -- just like Button Up Birdies -- only this set features 12 kitties all dressed up for Trick or Treat! By the time you've collected all 6 leaflets, you'll have 12 little ornaments ready for a spooky Halloween Tree!

#1 Includes a Pirate of the Cattibean and Cattarina Kitty -- a ballerina complete with beaded tiara and gown! The pirate is too cute -- he has a beaded dreadlock -- and looks very Johnny D!!!

Stitched on 28ct Dirty Cashel Linen -- 1/2 yard will do all 12 -- each finishes approx 2-1/2 x 3, and can be finished almost any way you want. There are accessory/thread packs available that include the hand-dyed cottons, silks, wire for hangers and black trimming buttons, and we have those separate from the leaflets. We're have an auto-ship on this set to make life easier, because it is so darn CUTE!


Halloween Boo Buttons #1 from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Boo Buttons #2 - Catkin America and Catterella from The Victoria Sampler - click for more

Embroidery Christmas from Nikyscreations - click to see more
Embroidery Christmas
Nikki-from-Italy has a darling new little piece - a 100-stitch square of Christmas motifs with a stitching theme. Choose any fabric you like - on 40 over 2 this will finish 5 x 5 - and 7 x 7 on 14.

Coded for DMC floss, (she has 18 colors called for) there are small scissors, a spool, and a needle on here... what I see are lots of tiny options for some mini pin-cushions to make a set. She has finished this on the front of a stitching pouch - another really nice idea to show this off, and make it useful at the same time!


Bee Busy from Nikyscreations - click to see more Red Ornaments from Nikyscreations - click to see more Spring Scissor Sampler from Nikyscreations - click to see more
Three recent releases... all finished into pin cushions
  • Bee Busy measures a generous 6 inches x 1 on 32ct. The chart includes beautiful pictures of the assembly process for this miniature mattress... there is stitching around all 4 sides. It's a really cute finish. Charted for DMCs of 310, 420, 840, 370, 822, 522, 3033, 3859 and 3864.
  • Red Ornaments can be worked in any color you want - not only red. Niky's 32ct baby-sized gingham linen (checkered color every 8 threads) in featured! Cushions measure 39 x 39.
  • Spring Scissor Sampler is just a whimsical piece - those ever-important scissors - for a stitcher AND a gardener. Finishes 5 x 7 on Niky's baby gingham linen... DMC flosses.
Country Village from Nikyscreations - click for more Garden Thyme Sewing Bag from Nikyscreations - click for more
Nikyscreations has new releases!
  • Country Village -- 97 x 99 Stitch count... cute farmyard, complete with neighboring church, house and quilt on the line.
  • Garden Thyme Sewing Bag
    Such a pretty pot of flowers, there are bees buzzing overheard, a rabbit running in search of his carrot down there on the right, and garden shears that I hope will not be cutting any stems! 80 x 85 Stitch count, DMC.

Be Friend from Nikyscreations
Be Friend
This is so sweet... I'm not sure the title translation happened correctly... but who cares?! Two friends, two houses, the basket of flowers and all the rabbits, it's just cheery.

Presetned as the chart, finishes approx 7 inches on 14/28, it is coded for DMC floss.


Leaves from Nikyscreations
  • Leaves - A 7 x 8 piece stitched with DMC floss, the house in the center has a filled-in background -- making it a little picture in the center of the busy birds and vines surrounding it. What makes it fun are the wool acorn cut-outs Niky has added to the left side as part of her finishing treatment. Super-simple, yet they add texture and an additional focal point. Leaves is shown finished as a pocket... but it'd be cute as a pin cushion too - and you could do more acorns on the back if you wanted to.

Blooming Scissor Fobs from Nikyscreations Blooming Scissor Fobs
These are sweet, dinky little things! Just 1 x 2-ish, they feature backgrounds that are solidly stitched.

All matching floral baskets -- they'll make great 'bowl-fillers' for something petite -- like the metal soap dish in the pic!


Stitching Sampler from Nikyscreations New Samplers
from Nikyscreations
Stitching Sampler - This one finishes approx 6 x 6, calls for DMC and reads; *Any day spent sewing is a good day.*

Tiny scissors, threaded needles and spools, it'd make a cute needle case and fob set I think -- if you can finish a little creatively!

Seasonal Band Sampler from Nikyscreations Seasonal Band Sampler
Kind of a fun design composition .. . the four seasonal houses all stacked up... the balanced motifs on either side... and the little thin bottom borders.

This calls for only 8 colors of DMC! 372, 523, 3864, 3860, 3781, 3045, 3046, and 318. Very pretty, it is offered as a chart.


Spring Sampler from Nikyscreations - click to see more Spring Sampler
The third in Niky's seasonal samplers -- cute houses surrounded by profusions of vines. Spring is full of little critters as well! Birds, butterflies, and that charming yard full of rabbits, this is offered as a chart and is worked in DMC flosses.

As with Summer and Autumn, choose your favorite fabric -- the design size is 100 x 100 stitches. (We don't have Winter pictured here... we will be getting it!)


Summer Sampler from Nikyscreations - click to see more Summer Sampler
Nikycreations has four new pieces, I thought this pair was fun to highlight all the new. Scattered alphabets, sampler motifs stuffing the yards of the houses choose your favorite linen, a few hand-dyed flosses and get busy!

Both measure 99 x 99 stitches -- a perfect small size. Nice balance, charming motifs, I like them both. Offered as charts.


Quaker Faith from Little by Little - click to see more Quaker Faith & Counting Book Samplar
Quaker motif and tidy, bold alphabet, Quaker Faith -- especially -- can be split apart into smaller elements, but I really like it the way it is.

Faith finishes 9 x 9 on 35ct, and is coded for DMC floss... just a pretty piece.


Black Sheep Sampler from Little by Little - click to see more Black Sheep Sampler
I have always liked this design! Not sure what most of it means... but I think the ship and sailboats are neat, the whale, the ducks playing Indians! There is the black sheep up there -- the subject of the verse -- and the couple inside that stone house, the path and that tree on the island.

Maybe it's a good conversation piece on its own! Offered as the chart, it finishes approx 8 x 9 on a 35ct. DMC floss coded.


The Birthday Gift from Little by Little - click to see more The Birthday Gift
This is lovely! Stitch just the vase and flowers, or the verse, too. There is a partial note in here about Birthday being intentionally mispelled as Brithday... but that thought isn't finished! A mystery!

Pretty colors... is for my birthday!!! Offered as the chart, 5 x 6 on 35ct.


Hare's Queen Thread Board from The Primitive Hare - click to see more Hand-Painted Santa's Sleigh Snowglobe from The Primitive Hare - click to see more Hand-Painted Queen Bee from The Primitive Hare - click to see more
Ruler

Thread Keeps from The Primitive Hare
These measure 4 x 5-1/4 and are about 1/4 of an inch thick.

Vintage-inspired designs, they are hand painted onto the wood. They look nice, and they're smooth.


Earrings for Stitchers! - click for more
Earrings for Stitchers!
Check out these darling pierced earrings that are perfect for stitchers and seamstresses! Miniature buttons, scissors, spools and sewing machines... each trinket decoration on the earring is about 1/2 an inch in size!

Offered in gold-tone or silver-tone (based on the price I am sure they are not solid gold or sterling), one set includes two spools and two sewing machines. The other set includes the buttons and two scissors. You can mix and match them however you want... both sets come in the silver or gold colors. Wear a button and sewing machine if you want... scissors and buttons, scissors and spools... whatever... I'm sure Santa needs to know about these!



Hands Across The Sea's Lucy Navier 1818 Greeting Card - click for more
Lucy Navier 1818 Greeting Card
A really pretty greeting card, about 5 x 6 with envelope.

The chart you see is a very small piece of the reproduction sampler on the cover, Lucy Navier 1818.


New York/New Jersey Sampler from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more New York/New Jersey Sampler
OH... this is for anyone who loves New York and/or New Jersey!!! Jeannette is a great traveler, and after a visit to New York City... she designed this charming medley of everything fun and cool about New York! (She even used her own skyline picture she took while on the Ferry for her cover!) Offered as a leaflet with awesome silks, metallics and assorted embellishments, you are treated to a band sampler full of fun stitches and the neatest motifs!

The Statue of Liberty, the clock on 5th Ave, Atlantic City's Boardwalk, a Big Apple, Sugar Maples and Northern Red Oaks, Goldfinches and Bluebirds. The Brooklyn Bridge, the Jersey Shores and Cape May, even a short lesson on how to hail a cab!!! She has tidbits about New York and New Jersey history all throughout the pattern -- explaining why everything is in here... the whole thing is just like a miniature vacation -- all from your stitching chair! Finishes approx 5 x 14 on 32ct Confederate Gray Belfast Linen.


Take Time to Scrapbook by Jeannette Douglas Take Time to Scrapbook
Jeannette's newest 'Take Time' piece is a small medley of colors, little flowers and vines, and a tiny area for a 1-inch picture! Stitched on 32ct, it finishes approx 4 x 4. Satin stitches around the border, a row of Hungarian, and some Bead Cup stitched leaves, it is stitched in your choice of YUMMY hand-dyed silks of golden and lavenders AND/OR the same butterscotch golds and teal blues; the thread packet contains BOTH colorways!

The words 'take time to scrapbook' are stitched on here... but you could change 'scrapbook' to 'family'... because of the little photograph -- of your choosing -- that you get to attach in the lower right-hand corner. It is a lovely design, easy to work, and full of pretty color! Offered as the leaflet with 2 sets of silks and beads.


Happy When Stitching from Needle Bling - click to see more Stitching is My Happy Hour from Needle Bling - click to see more Stitching is My Happy Hour and Happy When Stitching
from Needle Bling
Choose one or both of these... they both get the message across!

Choose any fabric from your stash, grab either DMC's or handdyeds... each finishes about 3 x 7. Just for fun!


Secret Ingredient from The Trilogy - click to see more Secret Vegetable Garden from The Trilogy -- click to see more
The Secret Collection
Released over several years time... Trilogy has a delightful set of 5 x 5 designs all centered around the seasons, holidays and a few hobbies. If you can tell from the pics, most of them have no definite top or bottom to the design! You can turn them on their side... and motifs in the piece are still facing up.

Presented in kit format, each contains a cut of 32ct linen, chart, and it's necessary embellishments - you add bits of floss from your stash. Lots of different and fun themes... take a peek! Float your cursor over each image to see its name.


Sneak Peek for Christmas! from The Trilogy - click to see more Sneak Peek for Christmas!
The Trilogy's 5-panel piece of glimpses into Christmas has all arrived! Inside that jagged border are 5 cute little ornament-sized designs - each seeming to *Peek* out of its tiny box. This is angular and edgy!

Presented in a border leaflet with buttons and a pair of card charts... We have all three parts bagged together for you to make it easier to gather. Finished size is approx 4 x 14. Cute!


Sports Line-Up from The Trilogy - click to see more Sports Line-Up
Here's something for the busy Mom who's spending time on the fields or the gym bleachers!!! Stitch this and add a couple of rows around the edges that represent the team colors... add a couple of important tournament dates to the bottom... stitch it for the school trophy case!

Offered as the leaflet, this finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square on 32ct.


All Hallows Eve from Notforgotten Farm -- click to see more All Hallows Eve
Bold Autumn colors, this is worked with 14 different shades of DMC.

Just a pretty piece, you'll definitely need to enlarge the chart -- as the symbols are too similar in value to tell apart easily. Other than that, it's fun!


Rabbit Stew from Notforgotten Farm -- click to see more
Rabbit Stew
A cute fat rabbit... he looks like he's taking a nap in the carrots and cabbages after his lovely lunch!

The stitch count is 108 x 83, so he finishes approx 5 x 7, and believe it or not, he's only stitched with regular colors of DMC floss!


Scottie Dogs from Country Garden Stitchery - click to see more

Scottie Dogs
This is a line-drawing set of four 2-1/2 x 4 Scottie Dogs. Transfer these to towels, pillow cases, or even cross stitch fabric, and make kitchen towels, cute bed dressings or delightful pin cushions! You could even just color these, and frame them!

This is one of the designs that is featured INSIDE Cathie's On The Border book described above. Get this set of patterns for $6, or get that book -- which has these in it as well as 53 ADDITIONAL pages of stuff in it -- for $14. You choose!


Strawberry Ice Bookmark Kit from Michael Powell - click for more Vanilla Ice Bookmark Kit from Michael Powell - click for more Celebration Cake Bookmark Kit from Michael Powell - click for more
And finally -- Desert!
Every one of these looks good enough to eat! All the same full Cross Stitch with the herky-jerky backstitch, double charts for clarity, bandng y ou can switch out, backing wool and the tassel, pre-sorted flosses -- each finishes the 1-3/4 x 5. And remember, just because they SAY 'bookmark' in the kit title, you DO NOT have to make them into bookmarks!!!


Little Gem Best Friend Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Flowers for You Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Happy Anniversary Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Happy Birthday Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Thinking of You Chart from Michael Powell - click for more
The Little Gems
Here is a delightful collection of small designs -- each one kind of looks the same -- but all of them are different and as charming as the last! They are presented as small charts -- and finish about 3 x 3 each on 14/28ct. Charted for DMC, Madiera or Anchor flosses, they are whole Cross Stitches and feature Michael's signature 'hither-and-thither' whimsical backstitching.

14 Different designs in the set... they are all pictured on the back of each one of them... so if you have one border chart... you have 13 other ideas for different words to stitch inside! (and when we run out of the ones you ordered... we might ask you to sub... and you'll still be happy!) Just super cheerful and fun!


Little Gem You Are Special Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Well Done Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Thank-You Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Smile Chart from Michael Powell - click for more


Little Gem Live Life Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Have Fun Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Happy Christmas Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem All My Love Chart from Michael Powell - click for more Little Gem Happy New Year Chart from Michael Powell - click for more



Michael Powell counted cross stitch -- click for a larger view
European Villages
Artist Michael Powell has been charting his delightfully whimsical houses and village scenes for a few years now.. but is finally offering his creativity in chart form, rather than full kits... and we are THRILLED!

So many charming design elements in each piece... I love the snowcapped roofs of the Winter Village set, the cobblestones in the Summer Set, and the heart-shaped street lamps of the Venice Set!

Offered as charts, each finishes the same size, approx 7 x 8 on a 28ct. Stitched in whole crosses, what gives these so much flavor are the bright colors, and the displaced backstitch. You get lots of crooked little lines and shapes, lots of fun interest, lots of 'relaxing' buildings... I just love all of these!!! They fit my idea of the perfect little bustling European Village -- right out of a picture book!

Michael Powell counted cross stitch -- click for a larger view


Forest Friends Finger Puppets from Bareroots - click to see more Forest Friends Finger Puppets
Something else too darn cute from Bareroots! This is a set of five 2-inch felt finger puppets -- a bear, bunny, squirrel, owl and tree. Each finishes a mere 2-inches high, and is made from the included felts. A nice smattering of browns, golds and greens... your little animals will look just like they do in the pic!

Simple cutting and blanket stitching. Each little guy is open along the bottom so a finger fits inside! Offered as the pattern with the felts and threads.



199 Little Stitchies Teddy Bear from Bareroots - click to see more 198 Little Stitchies Fish Tales from Bareroots - click to see more
Bareroots Candle Mats
This is a collection of 10-inch felt candle or cup mats. By Bareroots, each is presented in an actual-sized line drawing pattern.

All the felts used are included, so YOUR mat will look just like these! No Cross Stitch involved, just a a little cutting and straight stitch tacking, and you're done!


Little Stitchies #161 Mary's Angels Candle Mat from Bareroots - click to see more Little Stitchies #165 Houses Candle Mat from Bareroots - click to see more


192 Halloween Wraps from Bareroots - click to see more 193 Autumn Wraps from Bareroots - click to see more 190 Easter Wraps from Bareroots - click to see more
Wraps and Mini-Mats!
Oh Wow... make a mini 5-inch mat for a candle, vase or your coffee mug... and if any still seems underdressed... make a matching wrap-around for them! Same fun artwork as in our Candle Mats... each of these packages contains a mini-bottom mat pattern, and TWO coordinating wrap patterns.


Little Stitchies #161 Mary's Angels Candle Mat from Bareroots - click to see more Little Stitchies #151 Horn of Plenty Candle Mat Pattern from Bareroots -- click to see more Little Stitchies #165 Houses Candle Mat from Bareroots - click to see more


Reels Christmas Tree from Filigram - click to see more Reels and Buttons from Filigram - click to see more
Reels Christmas Tree, Reels and Buttons & Knitting Christmas Tree from Filigram
Filigram has a trio of fun needlework designs... one just a 'sewing sampler' and the other two -- fantasy Christmas Trees! Stitched on Vintage Country Mocha fabric (we have that color in several different counts -- aida and linen) with DMC shades of 3865, 355, 535, 840 and 931 or 924. Cream, cranberry, denim and soft brown... each pattern has a needlework theme and is filled with tiny motifs. The Stitching/Sewing Christmas Tree has a tiny tomato pin cushion on it, buttons all over the place, tiny spools and of course thread that trails over allthe tree branches. Reels & Buttons would make such a fun sign for your sewing room or corner... replace the alphabet with info about YOU! The Knitting Tree is decorated with hanks of yarn, and the tree's base is a knitting box! Socks, mittens and hats decorate as well. Each of the three pics finishes 115 stitches square -- on 32ct, that's only 7 x 7 in size. Presented as charts -- super cute!


Sweet Sheep from Filigram - click to see more Sweet Sheep from Filigram
This is a pattern we've been enjoying in the shop for some time. I've just never highlighted it for you, and need to, because it's so cute! It is definitely a tribute to one who raises sheep, shears them, spins wool, knits with it, wears the mittens and scarves, or even counts sheep in their sleep!

Offered as a chart, it finishes approx 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 32ct and is stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC.


Spring Vegetables from Filigram - click to see more Summer Vegetables from Filigram - click to see more Fall Vegetables from Filigram - click to see more Winter Vegetables from Filigram - click to see more
Spring & Summer Vegetables I love these matching seasonal garden scenes! The picket fence that surrounds everything, all the neat and tended rows, the yummy fruits and vegetables, the shovels, spades, rakes and watering cans, and those darling scarecrows -- they rule the gardens!

Very well done with lots of cute motifs that are very recognizable, the charts are printed in color. Coded for Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC flosses, these finish approx 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 32ct.


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