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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. In-Stock only! Enjoy the Browse... we hope you find something that needs a new home in your stitching stash!

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We've cleaned off our old Sale Table in the shop, and re-freshed with a whole new batch of cool stuff! A lot of this is on our Sale Page of the website - but not all of it. I took some quick pics right after we fluffed and buffed... but this is a busy table in the shop... and will change daily! I've put tons of it on this SALE PAGE... all 50% Off. Have fun browsing... we're continually adding to this page, too!

Front Yard Flowers from The Drawn Thread - click to see more Front Yard Flowers
This is a captivating piece -- petite at 60 x 60 stitches -- and packed with something like 25 tiny specialty stitches. The matching needlebook is even a tinier version of the 'big' piece! Texture and fun detail everywhere... you'll want to showcase this piece on the top of Olde Colonial's Small Dowry Box, or frame it and display on a table-top easel. You want everyone to be able to see all the stitch detail easily.

Offered as a chart, coded for silks, it looks like FUN to stitch, because all is packed into such a tiny area.


Antique Spring Sampler -- Ann Hobbs 1834 from Shakespeare's Peddler - click to see more
Antique Spring Sampler -- Ann Hobbs 1834
This is another sampler residing in Teresa's *Private Collection* (how neat is that!) that came from England. Originally stitched in 1834, the color palette of this features soft shades of beige, blue, gold, rose and coral -- so lovely!

Teresa includes a page of history about Ann, where she came from, and speculation about ink spills on her original piece. That sort of thing is so much fun to read about!

The verse reminds one to not put off things that are worthwhile... not 'To Put Religion By'...Very, very pretty! (She loaned us her stitched piece for a few weeks!)


All Things Sampler from The Workbasket - click to see more All Things Sampler
Here's a fun design... it's a medley of cute motifs that might be found in Pennsylvania Dutch Antique Samplers. Check out the mermaid right above the letter m!! An acorn, windmill, that mermaid, squirrel, a baby cradle, a key, cat and quilt... this is charming! Offered in leaflet format, this is stitched on Weeks 35ct Confederate Gray linen using Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Silks.

Get out that stash... because there are 23 different colors in here! Hopefully you have a bunch of them, because they run $7.50 each!!! Finished size is 8 x 19!!!!! Offered as the leaflet.


Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825 from Just Stitching Along - click to see more

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825
from Just Stitching Along
This is a STUNNING reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1825. Finishing approx 15 x 22 on 36ct, the chart is coded for DMC or silk threads. The colors in this are beautiful!!!! Rich reds and greens, the border is pretty and balanced.

All the interior pots and vines are organized and all lined up neatly. The red house anchors everything down at the bottom... and notice how those motifs are centered above it?


Faby Reilly Apple Blossom Scissor Case - click to see more Faby Reilly Apple Blossom Needlebook - click to see more Apple Blossom Needlebook and Scissor Case from Faby Reilly Designs
Such a pretty sewing set... we have a biscornu that matches these. Worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast linen in DMCs and embellished with a touch of gold beading, these are full of brilliant pinks and bold greens.

Every piece in the set features a slightly different version of the signature design, so everything matches but is unique! Offered as two different charts.



Peace and Plenty
A simple verse that spells out our lives... this features little trees just like the LHN logo tree! Finishing approx 5 x 8 on a 32ct, wouldn't this make a neat housewarming gift, if you added a bit of personalization? Hazelnuts, pine greens, rosewood, and cream... really pretty colors... you could change the house colors, give the trees seasonal colors... lots of fun stuff!!! Crisp and Balanced!


Peace and Plenty from Little House Needleworks - click to see more

Poinsettia House from Little House Needleworks - click for more
Poinsettia House
A charming Christmas house... I think of our Mary -- your faithful SN webmaster! When she was in grad school for horticulture... she grew poinsettias in the Kansas State University greenhouses!!! (She critiques in nurserys all season long... but still enjoys big poinsettias every year!)

Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 7 x 7 on 28ct.

Spring Violets from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see lots more Spring Violets
When the spring breezes blow, the violets all share, their sweet smelling scent with the birds in the air. A sweet Springtime piece... if you start it now... you'll be done in time for those blossoms! Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 6 x 13 on 28ct, and uses a mixture of Weeks and Crescent Colours Overdyeds and a few DMCs too. Very pretty, vibrant lavender and greens!


Cookies & Milk from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Cookies & Milk
The bestest comfort food snack!

Finishing approx 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 on 30ct Cocoa Linen, coded for DMC or hand-dyeds.


Up, Up and Away from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more
Up, Up and Away
Oh, a cute balloon scene!!! Stitched with Crescent's Persimmon, Mint Julep and Joshua Tree hand-dyed colors, we never see hot air balloons in things... so this is distinctive. Little House did release Around the World in 80 Days... another balloon piece... so enjoy them both!

(We had a customer years ago who was *into* hot-air ballooning -- the hubby/hot-air jokes were delightful, and this just makes me smile to remember her.) Fun colors... maybe personalize a balloon for a little one???


Country Cottage's Family Home -- click to see more Family Home
Is what makes a house a home. Something fun for a growing family... this might make a nice housewarming gift. Add the family surname, you could add initials below the people... and I bet you can find a tiny dog or cat chart somewhere and add that in here too!

Right now, with no design changes, it will finish approx 9 x 4 on 32ct. Offered as a chart, it uses DMC and hand-dyeds.


Noel from All Through the Night - click for more Noel
Christmas designs... Stocking is small -- only 45 x 48 stitches. It features a cut of wool or fabric as the stocking! I could see a JABCO bell button on the end of the hat.. a carrot nose button, and red beads for all those berries! Cute!

Noel is larger -- 101 x 162. Lots of Gentle Art flosses, I love the distressed dishes holding the ornaments -- but those glass balls would be neat presented by themselves, as well. A neat, unique design. All are offered as charts.



Stitch an Inch Garden Ruby 'n Rose from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Pink 'n Plum from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Orange 'n Apricot from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more
Stitch an Inch Garden from By the Bay
This is a fun collection of 24 different flowers that are all 28 x 28 stitches each. Donna presented them in 6 color families - 1 color set of 4 flowers each month. She has all sorts of borders in the charts, so you can stitch flowers individually or grouped just about anyway you want!

That big box of the 24 shows everything in the set, but you can arrange THAT piece any way you wish as well! A little confusing because there are so many options... but basically you are getting 24 different-but-coordinating flowers... all an inch or two in size... in a rainbow of colors! This series began in January of 2019 and finished in June of 2019.


Stitch an Inch Garden Blue Bells in Sky from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Lemon 'n Lime from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more Stitch an Inch Garden Lavender 'n Lilac from By the Bay Needleart - click to see more

Laundry Day from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Liberty from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Laundry Day
Laundry Room -- Wash * Dry * Fold -- Repeat
Something cute to decorate the walls of your laundry room -- if you have a nice one! (mine is behind my furnace in the basement... so all I'll enjoy is a stitched model in the shop!) Samplers Not Forgotten has released this charming design -- all yummy, faded colors of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- that finishes approx 11 x 11 on 36ct.

Stitched with Harvest Basket, Barn Grey, Butternut Squash, Liberty, Dungarees, Baby Spinach, Chalk, Picnic Basket, Onyx and Garden Gate, the dusty grays and denims are perfect with the soft yellows of the flowers. Did you notice that the border is made of wooden clothespins? And... this is a much more FUN way to use the stray buttons that come off in the wash, instead of sewing them back on where they came from!

Liberty - Very primitive in feel... looks like the yellow house from With Needle and Thread's Sampler and the girl from 4th of July - but not exact. Fun border, pretty colors, just quiet. Measures 8 x 10 on 36ct, coded for Weeks flosses.

One Stitch at a Time from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
One Stitch at a Time
This is a sewing envelope design that features three panels of stitching along with a small matching fob/cushion piece. Stitched on a 32 or 36 neutral linen, the colors are quite pale - Confederate Gray, Adobe, Dove, Garrison Green and Arrowhead. Kimberly wanted a soft and antiquey look on her 5 x 5 envelope which is trimmed with lady dot's Blue Fescue Velvet and Rainy ribbon.

The cut of wool you see measures 3 x 4 - to help with perspective. Since Kimberly designed this during all the lockdowns... fabric shopping for lining was not an option, but know that you can line your piece with anything else besides the solid you see behind that small wool panel.
*Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.*


Mary Shepherd from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Mary Shepherd
This is a gorgeous little piece... a heavy cross-stitched border surrounding a floral basket -- all in special stitches. The basket/urn is stitched over two threads, and then AGAIN on top of that over 4 threads! The entire floral part is really a line drawing that you use as a guide to fill in the greens and flowers with straight stitches!

Only 4 colors in this, you could choose some hand-dyed to give it even more depth if you like. VERY unusual, the overall stitch count is 105 x 138.


Strawberry Pincushion from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Strawberry Pincushion
Just a bitty wisp of a thing, this measures only 30 x 35 stitches... and uses just 5 colors.

I think the red ribbon edging really sets it off beautifully! Offered as a chart.


Parents Love from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Parents Love
By this work You may see My parents love to me. Generous in size, this finishes approx 15 inches square on 40ct. I'm not sure of the meanings of the motifs in here... or why the verse says what it says... but it does have that charming yard down at the bottom, and it's very colorful! Offered as a chart, it's interesting!

Catharine Negus 1810 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Blessed and Thankful from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Blessed and Thankful
I think that verse is describing the little squirrel! Stitched on 36ct (only the words are stitched over one thread) with Cypress, Charcoal, Picnic Basket, Endive, Cidermill Brown and Fragrant Cloves... this finishes approx 6-1/2 inches square on 36ct.

I think some veins (long stitches) in the leaves would be pretty, and what about some Leviathons in the acorns and Satins on the caps?


Susan Wasband Sampler from Scarlett House - click for more Susan Wasband Sampler from Scarlett House
A reproduction chart by Scarlet House, this is a charming sampler -- Adam and Eve. The whole serpent/tree/Garden of Eden theme at the bottom, you then get gorgeous urns of flowers at the bottom, and then the awesome house and gardens along the top! It's almost like two different samplers in one chart. *Susan Wasband is my name and with my hands I worke the same that all the world may plenty see what car (no e) my parent took with me.*

There was no date added... so pick one yourself, and change the name to YOU! This is a pretty piece -- measuring approx 15-1/2 square if you choose 28ct to work it. Smaller linen will make it smaller in size. it would be a good beginning sampler to work -- the border is regular!!!!! Offered as a chart.

Very simple, but very striking! Offered as the chart.


Mary Jane Kerr from Scarlett House - click for more Sarah Jackson from Scarlett House - click for more Betsy Jewitt from Scarlett House - click for more
Scarlett House
  • Mary Jane Kerr - She must have liked dogs, morning glories and birds - but I think this is an original design - and I know Tanya's dogs are her babies! Balanced and organized... it finishes approx a generous 8 x 10 on 40ct!
  • Sarah Jackson - Stitched with Classic Colorworks of Roasted Chestnut, Hazelnut, Wilderness, Bing Cherry, Hickory Sticks, Ginger Snap, English Ivy, Nature Trail, Trail Dust and Antique Lace, it finishes approx 8 x 11 on Weeks 36ct Dove Linen. Not really involved stitching on this - the verse is over one, but the motifs are simple, and it's all very neat, tidy and balanced! The Dove linen is a pleasant color surprise.
  • Betsy Jewitt - Another reproduction piece, it's hard to make out from the pic, but there is a white dog that is running against a greenery background on here. Very, very pretty with the meandering twigs and leaves, it finishes a petite 7 inches on 36ct. Stitched with a mixture of Weeks and Classics.
  • Holiday Berries from Scarlett House - click for more Mary Broom 1824 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Holiday Berries, Mary Broom 1824
    Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House has three new releases!
    • Holiday Berries is a petite 5 x 5 design stitched on 35ct Weeks Onyx Linen. Stitched with just Brown Bear, Juniper, Chalk, Green With Envy and Buckeye Scarlet hand-dyed flosses, it's really set off against the whitewashed background of the finishing board - so shop around and find something fun like this for finishing.
    • Mary Broom 1824 - This one finishes approx 6 x 6 on 40ct. Stitched with Chrysanthemum, Beige, Tatanka, Grasshopper, Dove, Teal Frost, Bright Leaf and Cocoa, the verse, dogs and windows are stitched over one. Just a small thing... the colors are dusty and aged pastel - the border has the Chrysanthemum and Teal Frost in it.

    Lucy Owen from Scarlett House - click for more Julia Fletcher 1847 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Scarlett House
    • Julia Fletcher 1847 - This is a sweet set of pieces... the pincushion is stitched over one thread (on 40ct, but you can do whatever you like best), and finishes just 3 x 3. Next is the bitty fob - stitched over two it is only a little over one inch in size. Finally is the needle roll - it finishes approx 4 x 10 with that alphabet on the backside, with wool lining on the inside. The stripe you see on the roll is the finishing ribbon to tie it closed, and I think that red berry is an antique. (But you can make one out of Week's wool - the same color you line your roll with!) Chart.
    • Lucy Owen -- Finishes approx 9 x 9 on 40ct, coded for Weeks or DMC.

    Janet Barr Slater 1853 from Scarlett House - click for more Harriot Passey 1838 from Scarlett House - click for more Caroline Suffling 1848 from Scarlett House - click for more
    Scarlett House
    • Caroline Suffling 1848 - A reproduction piece, this offers quite the lesson for life as well! It's a reminder to honor God and not to be tempted with youthful ways! Finishing about 8-1/2 x 10 on 40ct, this is coded for silks or DMC. This one would be pretty split, and finished into a sewing roll... choose either the top or bottom for the outside, then the other for the inside - just a thought!
    • Harriot Passey 1838 - The color of fabric is named 'Dirty Teacup!' The sampler definitely elevates that picture in my mind! Tis religion that can give sweetest pleasures while we live, tis religion can supply solid comfort when we die.
    • Janet Barr Slater 1853 - This has a heartwarming verse: 'Fear not little flock, for it is your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.'

    Eliza Rossiter 1853 from Scarlett House - click for more Emma Peterson 1894 from Scarlett House - click for more Mary Kemp 1862 Sampler from Scarlett House - click for more Philadelphia Vine from Scarlett House - click for more
    Scarlett House
    • Eliza Rossiter 1853 - 169 x 247 - So 8-1/2 x 12 on 40ct... Weeks flosses of Williamsburg Blue, Terra Cotta, Lily Pad, Juniper (2), Dirt Road, Sand, Blue Heron, Red Rocks, Chestnut, Bees Knees and Whitewash. Little Eliza was a very organized stitcher.
    • Emma Peterson 1894 - This is a tribute to Tanya's grandmother - I imagine she was born in 1894. She remembers her Grandma carrying around a pretty hanky in her apron pocket.. an inspiration for this piece! Finishes approx 8 x 8 on 36ct.I remember ironing all those pretty hankies when I was little!
    • Mary Kemp 1862 Sampler
      Stitched on 36ct Wren there are over-one and over-two stitches in here. Finishing approx 8-1/2 x 7 on the 36ct, it is coded for silks or hand-dyed flosses.
    • Philadelphia Vine 1755 Sampler - We don't have much info on this one yet... but it finishes 10 x 15 on 40ct... it looks very English to me - all the traditional colors, borders and motif shapes... and it has a very good and sound verse!


    Ann Forfitt 1812 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Anna Tench 1819 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    • Anna Tench 1819
      I am always thinking I am going to describe some of the history Nicola presents with each of her samplers. But this one has 4 solid pages of excellent reading about the family featured in the sampler, where they lived, and what the 'signs if the times' were then.
      Just fascinating, I can't even to begin to summarize! So... a beautiful sampler charted for DMC or silk threads, the stitch count is 266 x 301, so it will finish approx 15 x 17 on 36ct.
    • Ann Forfitt 1812
      Nicola writes that nothing can be found about Ann Forfitt in family records of England! She did, however, stitch this gorgeous sampler that measures an impressive 519 x 570 in stitch count!
      Finishing approx 29 x 32 on 36ct, the verse was first published in the 1700s. Nicola has recharted this from the original sampler, which is part of her personal collection. The booklet is lovely as always, there is a lot of fun history about the village listed on the sampler, and the chart covers several pages, and is presented in full color.


    Frances Grassby 1845 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    Frances Grassby 1845
    Part of the verse reads 'pleasure in perfection is...' 4 Pages of history, Frances lost her mother in childbirth, I just have to stop reading all of the stories in these charts... so fascinating!

    This one is charming, a little over 10 x 10 on 36ct.


    Hariet Hartland 1782 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Mary Lea 1793 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    • Hariet Hartland 1782
      A favorite at 'Hands Across' this is large - about 14 x 16 on 40ct.  Lots of special stitches along the little hills - the flower chart are all really pretty in here. 6 Pages of info about Hariet, her life and life in her time, the verses she used, on and on... I think I'm going to summarize the history a little but after the first paragraph of 6 pages, I'm overwhelmed at the info Nicola has just give me!
    • Mary Lea 1793
    • Finishes a generous 18 x 22-ish on 40ct! Lots of fascinating info oh who had affairs with who inside this one!


    Elizabeth Beaven 1835 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more When Thou Art Rich from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Jane Hopkins 1875 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    • Elizabeth Beaven 1835
      A very cheerful verse! 311 x 461, 14 shades of thread. Awesome history in here, along with 36 close-up pics of the Satin stitch details in the flowers. This is gorgeous!
    • When Thou Art Rich
      239 x 257, 12 shades of cottons or silks. The pic is too red, fabric is really buttercream.
    • Jane Hopkins 1875
      A Welsh sampler, when you read the history in here it is unbelievable that any children lived to be educated in the 1800's. Lots of info about child labor in the iron mines in here... and info about the roses Jane honored in her piece. Finishes approx 11 x 14  on 40ct!


    Hannah Gaskill 1823 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Sarah Borton 1815 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    • Hannah Gaskill 1823
      Jesus on the cross in this one. 478 x 517 -- large -- 23 shades of silk or DMC for your 66,000 stitches!
    • Sarah Borton 1815
      Gorgeous inner floral border -- really! 258 x 304. 23 shades of cotton or silk, Crosses over one and two, Chain, Satin, French Knots, Four Sided and Algerian Eyelets.


    Eliza Rule 1824 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Ann Gardner 1723 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
    • Ann Gardner 1723 - A sampler from a young beginning stitcher! Finishes about 11-1/2 x 13 on 36ct linen; the birds are full of Satin Stitches as well as the border.
    • Eliza Rule 1824 - This finishes approx 12 x 14 on 40ct

    Harry Potter Scissors - click to see more
    Harry Potter, Star Wars
    Wow... something fun through our doors this week! Licensed by all the right people... (Disney, WBEI and LFL) we are excited to offer these fun 6-inch scissors in protective 'pleather' decorated sheaths! Each pair measures 6 inches in overall length, and their companion (plasticy-leathery) sheaths measure 5 inches. Tips are not super pointy, and I wouldn't use these to cut fabrics... but the blades are sharp and they work great on paper and threads.

    We think Santa needs to bring these for ANYBODY who loves Harry Potter. (They'd make great stocking stuffers). Each style's decorations are enameled on the handles, and they look really nice. We think because of the 6-inch size they'd be good for anyone in 5th or 6th grade and older - definitely not for little-little kids. I tried to shoot pics of them with both front and back sheath decorations showing... we just think they're pretty cool around here!


    Noel Feutre from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Noel Feutre
    This is a darling little design that features some bits of wool felt applique as parts of the design. Stitched in Gentle Art Sampler Threads and bits of DMC, check out the mushroom top, the tree and the gifts... they aren't stitched! They are bits of wool sewn on! The chart does have them charted... and in those instructions, I also noticed the charted greens at the top and bottom -- but in the model they are primitive stitched! REALLY cute!

    So... you can stitch the entire piece, or add the buttons and ribbons and bits of fun fabrics if you like! Noel Feutre is presented in French -- so I can't read a word of the instructions except the thread names and DMC numbers. Stitch count is163 x 100, this is a chart.


    Miss Paris from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Miss Paris
    Stitch count of 109 x 87, she's full of pink, and black charm! She's the consummate shopper, don't you just want to be in Paris with her and her little white dog???? Finishing approx 5 x 7 on 32ct, she'd make a darling photo album cover, or look great on the front of a little pink polka-dot tote!

    Just a delightful design... a favorite of mine!


    Les Trois Sages from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Les Trois Sages
    'Three Wisemen.' A trio of little stitched Santa Elves! The stitched area on these is approx 45 x 90. You stitch the face and body, stuff them, and add the charming curly-q legs and some stick arms... and you have a precious trio!

    There are finishing instructions inside printed in English; she calls the stuffing 'wadding!' All three are charted in the pack.


    Toc Toc Toc from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Toc Toc Toc
    We're not sure what the title of this means, as one site translated to fake, fake! Another translated it as Knock, Knock Knock. We think it's a darling piece -- Santa is there with Rudolph (see the red nose!) -- there are snowflakes scattering across the sky, we just like the whole 'flavor' of the 122 x 126 design.

    This one uses lots of Sampler Threads -- Onyx, Piney Wood, Weathered Barn, Cherry Wine and Sarsaparilla.


    Le Nuage de Pere Noel from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Le Nuage de Pere Noel
    'The cloud of Father Christmas'... he's saying that he sees the wise children. In other words, that means that Santa is watching and seeing all the good children before he visits on Christmas! (even without his glasses on -- see them by his boots!?)

    So whimsical and cute, stitch count of 120 x 171, just charming!


    Quand le Chat est la from Cmon Monde -- click to see more Quand le Chat est la...
    When the cat is... (out, the mouse will play!) Oh my gosh, check out the CHARM of this piece! The cat is rotund, with that awesome curly tail, the mouse is wearing a pink Tu-Tu!

    The tiny bluebird is just singing away... he's not worried about life at all!!!!! Over-the-top personality in these two 90 x 75 pieces!


    Hive Rules from Thistles Return to the Farm from Thistles - click for a larger view
    New Spring 2022 Arrivals
    • Hive Rules - Bee kind, honest, respectful, positive, grateful and most of all beelieve in yourself! Liezbeth's Hive Rules, this 223 x 127 piece will finish a generous 8 x 14 on 32ct! Coded for DMC... a smaller version might be just stitcing the middle hive-house, with one piece of advice from all these options!
    • Return to the Farm - A charming little farm scene - choose a fabric a little darker than the 36ct Picture This Plus Wren linen used in the pic... you lose the greenery on the tree and all the sheep standing on top of the hill! You'd never know that each sheep has a different pattern in his wool... this one is only 3 x 7.... and is coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyeds or DMC.

    Hannah and her Birds from Thistles - click for a larger view Hannah and her Birds
    This is a fun Springtime scene... I especially like the flower vines along the sides. All the houses are a little different... not so much the birds!

    Stitched on 36ct, it'll finish a petite 6 x 7 inches, and it is worked with Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC.


    Cats and Peeps from Thistles - click for a larger view #1812 Halloween Collection from Thistles - click for a larger view Halloween Pumpkins from Thistles Merry X-Mas Welcome from Thistles Rail-A-Way from Thistles
    Sale Designs from Thistles!
    • Halloween Collection - A spooky little shelf... I think it'd be fun to add glass beads to the spiders for eyes, and some furry for legs and the kitty, and maybe some opalescent metallic for the web! Stitch count is 136 x 212, so it finishes approx 8-1/2 x 13 on 32ct - actually quite large.
    • Merry X-Mas Welcome - Oh, there are pigs-in-love for Valentines and a black cat on Halloween that go with this - isn't this plump gingerbread cottage the cutest? Hansel and Gretel live there! It measures about 5 x 9 in size, I think, and is stitched in Gentle Art's Simply Wools of Tea Rose, Raven, Harvest Basket, Buttercrunch, Ruby Slippers, Cidermill Brown, Chives, Morning Glory, and Chalk.
    • Rail-A-Way - An old-fashioned train platform... might be kind of fun to hang over a row of coat hooks, or in a guest room. Coded for Weeks Dye Works hand-dyeds or DMC, it's a bitty 4 x 10 on 36ct Picture This Plus Ale Linen.

    Needlework Village #2013 from Thistles
    Needlework Village #2013 from Thistles
    This is a little row of needlework shops, a Yarn Shop, X Stitch shop and Quilt shop.

    The stitch count is 188 x 111 (13 x 8) on 28 count.



    My Sister is the Bester from Thistles - click for a larger view My Sister is the Bester... Than the Bestest! from Thistles
    Thistles has a couple of cute charted designs that we brought home from Market last month. My Sister is the Bester - You could switch out that Sister reference to a friend... this is stitched with DMC or Sampler Threads and finishes 10-ish inches on 32ct.


    Home Is Where My heart Is from Thistles - click for a larger view
    Home Is Where My heart Is from Thistles
    Thistles has a new design - a cute little pink and brown house surrounded by Cupid's arrows!

    It is shown finished into a heart-shaped cushion - it's actually rather large at 4 x 9 so that pillow is probably 8 x 11.

    Stitched with a smattering of Sampler threads, the chart is coded for DMC as well.


    Crows & Pumpkins from Thistles - click for a larger view Crows & Pumpkins from Thistles
    A fun medley of pumpkins, squash and crows... this displays a fun finishing idea. Each 'side' of the curtain is 80 x 185 stitches -- the design is reversed on the opposite side. (So, you only have to stitch this once if you want to make a pillow or something, and it could be 5 x 12 on 32ct.) Actually, it is finished as a curtain valance worked on 20ct linen. It features woolen hanging tabs at the top and penny-rug-flaps along the bottom for decoration.

    Really, really cute, I see this hanging in a cabin kitchen window, or a tiny powder room. Worked on 20ct linen, our 18ct will work as well... it just needs to be washed and dried in the dryer to get it soft and drapy. You can use DMC or hand-dyed floss -- at least 3 stands in the needle -- or size 5 Pearl Cotton. If you choose to make the curtain... just hang it in the most charming little window you can find!



    Moutons au Ffil des Mois from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more Rosy from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more ABC Fraises from The Tralala Collection -- click to see more
    Rosy and ABC Fraises from The Tralala Collection
    Moutons au Ffil des Mois Set of all 12 months

     Giardino D'Autunno from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
    The Last of the 4 Seasons of Floral Pots and Vases
    Wow... these are gorgeous!! Each chart has 6 different pots, urns or vases of seasonal florals surrounded by a fillagreed border. The cover pics are very small, but opening the charts -- they are printed beautifully in color and can easily be stitched individually. The actual florals run about 50 x 50 stitches each, without their borders and names. Charted for DMC, this is a lovely collection, you could split them up and make a whole bunch of pin cushions for one basket... or a long row to hang horizontally or vertically on a skinny wall... so pretty!

    Autunno has pretty oak, maple and elder arrangements -- just beautiful!




    Halloween Menagerie from Threadwork Primitives - click to see more
    Halloween Menagerie
    A quick design for Autumn. Halloween Menagerie is actually stitched as a flat band that is then wrapped around a felted wool drum-shaped pin cushion. Just 5 or 6 colors of hand-dyed threads... neither one will take you long to stitch.


    Fade as a Leaf from Tree of Life Samplings - click for more Fade as a Leaf from Tree of Life Samplings
    We all do fade as a leaf -- Martha Ann Sheffield -- aged 8 -- in the year 1832... WHAT did SHE know?! It's kind of funny -- there are very few leaves IN this!!! It is an adaptation of an antique sampler, however, and considering it is still here after almost 200 years... it certainly deserves our respect!

    She has a neat border here... all four corners are different! You don't catch that at first glance because this is so organized and balanced. Stitched on 32ct, this finishes approx 7 x 8-1/2 -- not very big at all -- and is charted for Sampler Threads or DMC floss. Presented as a chart.


    Ebony and Ivory from Tempting Tangles - click to see more

    Ebony and Ivory from Tempting Tangles


    Kitchen Gadgets from Tiny Modernist - click to see more For the Kitchen!
    Retro Kitchen Mixer
    Just too darn cute! 60 x 63 Stitches... DMC or Anchor... offered as a small chart.


    Christmas Trio from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Trio
    We saw the finished pin cushion models from this -- they were really cute!

    Put them on gingham or polka dot linen -- they were 2 x 5 and 2 x 3-osh each!


    Happy Easter Trio from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Happy Easter Trio
    The cutest things on here are the sheep and bunnies! The main piece is 4 x 5 -ish, the little fob is 27 x 27 (but you could leave off the year and it'd be half the size).

    The biscornu is super-cute -- like the others, it'll be fine finished flat if you like that shape better!


    Kitchen Gadgets from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
    Kitchen Gadgets from Tiny Modernist
    Another fun thing for a first new kitchen! It'd be fun to find a retro set of glasses and lemonade pitcher at the flea market -- kind of like those pictured on the cover -- and use this as a housewarming gift! Offered as the chart, stitch count is 56 x 146.

    Easter Bunny House from Tiny Modernist - click to see more


    Easter Bunny House
    Tiny Modernist has finished her 4-part set of this darling little Egg House! We have all 4 charts bundled together now, so you can have the whole thing at one time!

    Measuring 136 x 179 - it finishes approx 10 x 13 on 14ct... actually pretty big in size. Charted for DMC thread, the whole thing is full of sweet little motifs, but I like the egg-painting table the best! Set of 4 charts.


    Keepsakes TWO from Sue Hillis - click to see more
    Keepsakes One, Two and Three
    Sue Hillis has a 12-piece set of cute stitcher-related ornament and pin cushion designs. Presented in three separate leaflets, you would never guess that EVERY ONE of these is the same stitch count - 50 x 50... she's just shown you 12 different finishing options!

    All DMC, no special embellishments... you can check your stash for old buttons and cute embellishments... she shows some Puntini Puntini pins on the beehive model - (now, there's a collection of CUTE pins and buttons to choose from!) Sue has also shown a layout on her back covers to join all 12 designs together in one framed piece. LOTS of possibilities with this set!!



    Love Always from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Love Always - A sweet smaller piece - this could be a wedding sampler, or just something fun to hang in your family room. If you don't have a pink and red house - change it!

    Stitch count is 101 x 76, so this'll finish just 5 x 6 on 36/18 ct. Clay Pot, Cocoa Bean, Cobbled Peach, Cherry Cobbler Oscar and Graphite are the featured colors.


    Christmas Robins Scissor Fob from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Christmas Robins Scissor Fob
    A charming little design -- it's a double-decker fob!!! A trio of chubby winter robins -- dressed in Christmas finery with their Santa Hats on -- they are so simple, yet so cute! THEN... why haven't we thought of this before???? DOUBLE fobs??? What a cool way to use coordinating designs?! What a neat way to use cool beads from your embellishment stash?! (With so many designs... you could stitch a tiny bit of the larger design as an accent... and attach it to the main piece!)

    Anyway, Christmas Robins's top design measures 39 x 46, while the bottom is a mere 25 x 25. Choose your fabric of choice... grab DMC floss from your stash and get BUSY! Offered as a chart.


    A Shepherd's Care I from Erica Michaels - click for more Do Unto Others from Erica Michaels - click for more
    • A Shepherd's Care I - These are small take-outs from Linda's larger Christy Barron antique reproduction sampler. Pretty colors, classic motifs... Chart #2 releases late this summer and will have more smalls!
    • Blessings Be More May your trouble be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door. Pretty housewarming gift!

    In the Garden from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more In the Garden
    With Mimi-Pig! By Fairy Wool in the Wood, this charming 140 x 140 design features Mimi with her watering can surrounded by 6 blocks that feature scenes from her garden. Stitched on Fairy Wool's own hand-dyed 32ct linen (finishes 9 x 9), she has funny little blotches on here that look strange when nothing is stitched on it, but when you're finished, they look like little splotches of garden dirt! The fruit trees, the veges and tools, something about this is really charming.

    Everyone was into stickers this year at Market (I believe this is a limited edition market exclusive) and along with the linen I bought for each pattern, they all come with a sheet of Cassandra Fairywool's whimsical artwork on the charming stickers!


    Snowy 9 Patch from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch part 2 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #3 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch part 4 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #5 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    Snowy 9 Patch #6 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #7 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #8 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch #9 from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
    Snowy 9 Patch combo from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more Snowy 9 Patch - Complete!
    All nine small parts to this design are now here... our sets are complete! A whole medley of little snowmen doing Christmassy things, they are all stitched on 32ct natural/polka dot Belfast Linen.

    Each section measures 3 X 3... stitch them individually or together! Presented as nine separate charts, we have them all, but you can choose any or all that you want!


    Crazy Cat Lady from AB Designs - click for more Crazy Dog Lady from AB Designs - click for more
    Crazy Dog and Cat Ladies!
    Two of AB's new designs... we all have that friend who is NUTS about their cat or dog... they dress them, they cook real people food for them, they skype with them, they even stick them in their purses to go shopping together! (well maybe not the CAT!) Anyway, she needs this! Dog was released a few weeks ago -- Cat just came.

    Offered as two separate charts -- both measure 61 x 133 in stitch count -- about 6 x 14 on 14ct. CAT comes with a felt fish for trim, DOG comes with a felt bone. Cute as can be... you could skip the top two cats to save stitching time... but not if that offends that Crazy Cat Lover!

    C is for Coffee from Heartstring Samplery - click for more A is for Acorn from Heartstring Samplery - click for more H is for Holly from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
    C is for Coffee
    • Well that doesn't need more explanation! Heartstring Samplery's next Alphabet letter celebrates her favorite things other than family and stitching... COFFEE!

      Stitched on Picture This Plus's hand-dyed 32ct Linen, presented as a chart.
    • A is for Acorn -- there are little squirrels on there!
    • H is for Holly -- the wreath of holly is really kind of neat because it doesn't repeat easily to your eye.

    T is for Turkey from Heartstring Samplery - click for more
    T is for Turkey - This continues Beth's growing alphabet series.

    Not releasing in alphabetical order... they're all just cute, all measure 80 x 80 in stitch count, and they make you happy!


    Church Doll Sampler Roll from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Church Doll Sampler Roll
    Heartstring Samplery's Beth Twist has a few new designs... I think this Sampler Roll Pocket is especially charming! With a stitch count of 123 x 210, this is a patchwork sampler that is finished into a rolled pocket to hold a precious fabric doll, and maybe a few miniature dishes!!! Inspired by antiques... Beth even supplies information abut the teeny dishes in here!

    Stitched on Weeks linens, there are two different colorway options included in the chart, as well as basic doll instructions. (Olde Colonial's Miss Penny doll might fit in here...)


    My Sweet Home from Heartstring Samplery My Sweet Home
    This piece can be stitched a couple of different ways... one with trees and a house, one without those but a picture inside instead. Using Weeks flosses, this finishes about 6 x 9 on 36ct... but if you are going to use a photo in the center - you might have to adjust your fabric count to make sure it fits.

    A really cool way to showcase a special family photo, it could be a 'family established' piece.

    Pincushion Street from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Pincushion Street - What a fun piece to hang in your foyer or guest room! Come in the evening or come in the morning -- come when you're looked for or come without warning. Friends always welcome on Pincushion Street.
    Not an original verse and it turns out that there are several *Pincushion* streets and avenues around the world as well! Doesn't make this any less charming! The big blue house is a combination of Brethren Blue and Bayberry Sampler Threads -- and this finishes approx 15-1/2 x 9 on 32ct.


    Be Mine Biscornu from Heartstring Samplery Be Mine Biscornu
    Features bluebirds and love letters. Choose a neutral linen, this is stitched with Weeks Baked Apple, Beige, Deep Sea, Dove, Hibiscus, Molasses, Moss and Whiskey.

    107 stitches square, you can stitch just the top piece and make a little square cushion if you want!

    Grace of a Flower from Hands On Design - click to see more First Frost from Hands On Design - click to see more

    Arrivals from Hands On Design
    • Grace of a Flower - This finishes approx 4 x 6 on 32ct Platinum Belfast linen and is stitched with Barn Door, Bean Sprout, Deep Fennel, Frog Legs, Queen Bee, Trail Dust and Zack Black.

      May your day be blessed by the grace of a flower touched by the sun.
    • First Frost features a pair of wintery village scenes stitched on plain white or antique white fabric with good old DMC floss of 07, 21, 168, 422, 598 and 611! Depending on your fabric choice - they'll be about 3 x 7 each.

    Indigo Star from Hands On Design - click to see more Indigo Star
    Inspired by Polish Pottery patterns and hand-dyed indigo cottons, Cathy designed this sampler and the coordinating 5-pointed star pin cushion! The star is what fascinates me -- there are 8 different rectangular panels offered - choose 5 of the patterns for your star. She has you actually CUT right through some of your stitching... that is part of the reason why it looks like old scraps of fabric -- cut where-ever!

    The main sampler is stitched with Weeks navy floss and finishes approx 7 x 7. The star is also Navy, and finishes under 5 x 5. Offered as a chart with assembly instructions.


    Just Bee: Bee More from Hands-On Design Farmhouse Chalk #3 Jack-O-Lantern Junction Farm from Hands On Design - click to see more Turnip the Beet from Hands On Design - click to see more
    • Just Bee: Bee More
      This is a sweet set of yellow, gray and black designs -- all matching, finishing approx 3 x 3, with a bee theme. JUST BEE was introduced a few years ago -- a limited edition kit long ago sold out and retired. Cathy has re-introduced it with two companion pieces in this chart of the three designs.You get the bee charm featured on the rectangular cushion, and the yellow chenille trim on the Hexie Pin Keep. Stitched on white, you'll need only DMCs of 413, 414, 415, 676, 677 and 729!
    • Farmhouse Chalk #3 Jack-O-Lantern Junction Farm
    • Turnip the Beet - This is so cute, it's a play on words - all vegetables! *Lettuce Turnip the Beet Peas* which translates to Let us turn up the beat, please!

      Cathy shows this stitched on both white and chalkboard colored fabrics - it's cute on either one, and finishes approx 5 inches in size. Presented as a chart.

    The Fruit Thief from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more Three Witches from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
    • The Fruit Thief -- Very primitive in flavor, teal and cinnamon colors, definitely choose a hand-dyed black for that huge crow, I think it needs that variation. 181 x 82 Stitches.
    • Part of the Black Cat Hollow Trio. Three Witches finishes approx 12 x 7-1/2

    Winter Garden by Liz Mathews - click to see more Token of Fall by Liz Mathews - click to see more Klara Hansen by Liz Mathews - click to see more
    Winter Garden, Token of Fall and Klara Hansen by Liz Mathews
    • Winter Garden - Wintery blues and a pair of deer... this finishes about 6 x 9 on 36ct. Coded for Gloriana silk or DMC of 3859, 3750, 3051, 3011, 680, 822, 938, 3790, 932 and 535.
    • Token of Fall - Kind of a fun bird with swirly 'feathers.'
    • Klara Hansen - What a pretty piece! Choose a fabric, then a thread - this is DMC #502. Can you see how the sampler is divided and stitched? The bottom half is the drum, and the top half is a pincushion. Now, look at My home in the Garden again and see how you can divide that up - using the different finishing techniques!

    Swan Queen Needle Slide by Just Nan -- click to see more! Swan Queen Needle Slide
    A graceful swan sits in a flower nest with a little gold crown on her head. The crown and flowers are enhanced with touches of gold and amethyst glitter.

    Nan's Needle Slides all include a strong magnet inside to hold needles and pins... or beads... or other tiny things!


    October Eves by Just Nan -- click to see more! October Eves
    Just Nan's Fall releases will be arriving any day! A verse by poet Humbert Wolfe: 'Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings now for October Eves!'

    Stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage Belfast Linen with DMC and Gentle Art threads, this finishes a petite 4-1/2 inches square. Nan has scattered black and bronze glass beads here and there, and accented the garden gate with a hand-painted-by-Nan pumpkin! Offered as a leaflet with embellishments.


    Gingerbread Mouse Elf Stocking from Just Nan Gingerbread Mouse Elf Stocking
    Well, if this isn't the cutest thing... I don't know what is! All the Gingerbread Mice asked for a stocking to snuggle inside while hanging on your tree. Here's the first stocking design!!! Measuring just 2-1/2 inches tall, this features peppermint candy, snowflakes, a decorated tree and a little gingerbread elf posing with a candy cane and holding his tiny elf mouse!!! (The little mouse is even wearing a teenier hat!)

    Nan says the stocking is quick to stitch and easy to finish. Backed with red felt and trimmed with a snippet of red silk ribbon, both are included with the chart along with a gold jingle bell, 3 colors of beads, and tiny gold flower bead to crown the tree. Stuff the mini-stocking up to the cuff line, then sit your mouse inside. Add a few pins to secure and Stocking-with-Mouse are ready to hang on the tree (by his little mouse tail!) Stitched on 32ct hand-dyed Picture This Plus linen, the design area is 2-1/2 x 2-1/2.

    #314 Alphabet Owl from JBW Designs Ready Set Go w emb #319 from JBW Designs Alphabetique from JBW - click for more
    • Ready Set Go! #319 TOO CUTE! This is full of bright colors and lots of tiny 'wheel' buttons -- 22 of them!!! Cars, planes, trains and lots of other things to get your little guy from one place to another in his imagination, this would make a really cute bedroom decoration -- especially with a special name on it! Stitch count is 198 x 40 -- finishing approx 2-1/2 x 12!
    • Alphabet Owls - #314 - An owl of alphabet letters! Stitch him in just about any colors you want... there are several options for charms to hang off the bottom... yours will be an assortment of 4.
    • Alphabetique is presented as a small chart, it is stitched in one color of hand-dyed (Cherry Wine in this one) and finishes approx 5 x 9 on 32ct Platinum Belfast Linen. Lots of bitty French-flavored motifs in here, the letters are all swirly and pretty, everything is charming! Think about stitching some bits separately for small cushions... you could turn this into a whole set of small cushions! Judy suggests antique button embellishments here and there... none come with the chart... but find some old white ones to dot your needlework!

    Halloween Week from Madame Chantilly Halloween Week from Madame Chantilly
    Here's a cute little piece with a lot of small design elements that you can pull out and stitch individually. Glass jars... each features either a yummy desert, little witch, scared cat or that skull. You can put them on the shelf with the keys and greenery, or leave off the shelf and add the checkerboarded details. Those ghosts are so darn cute, too.

    The front of the chart has one pic, while the back features it stitched differently - so you can do a lot with this! Worked on 32ct gray linen, the individual jars are about 30 x 40, the ghosts are about 20 x 20, and everything just begs to be finished into a whole set of little pin cushions or ornaments for a Halloween tree!

    Halloween Cake Pops from Madame Chantilly
    Halloween Cake Pops - Wow, this is cute! Stitch a row of 5 lollypops with their hovering ghosts... leave off the words if you feel like it!

    5 cute little pokes, see how cute they'd be if you did them on paper, cut them out, mounted on a stick,tied a bow, then stitched the little word block and added it... then stuck them into pumpkins or the candy bowl! I think the mummy and Frank are my favorites!

    XS217 Two Homes from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Whimsey Halloween in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more XS295 Up on the Housetop in cross stitch from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    • Two Homes - A pair of small circulars. HOME is 2-1/2 inches round, the larger 'mansion' measures 3-1/2 inches. The only colors used are Schneckley, Havana and Pecan!
    • Whimsey Halloween - 4 x 6 on 40ct... this one is upside-down!
    • Up on the Housetop - Choose a wild and fun blue hand-dyed fabric for these little guys! They're up there dancing on the rooftop - they'd better not fall! 6-1/2 x 7-1/2.

    PN348 Folkart Eagle Punch Needle Pattern from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more PN347 Halloween Tuxedo Punch Needle Pattern from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Two new Punch Needle Designs
    • Halloween Tuxedo - 7 x 5-1/4 inches in size
    • Folkart Eagle - 6 x 5 in size.

    Regina Haible from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Elizabeth Hunt from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Mary Ann Copp 1839 from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    Regina Haible and Elizabeth Hunt
    A trio of new and reproduction samplers... Brenda has given them all gorgeous colors and new lives! Each of these is presented in a full color leaflet format
    • Regina Haible - What a pretty sampler - it looks like an antique French piece. Full of soft feminine colors - just DMC - Brenda has pulled out the bird motif and made a pretty pin cushion as well. Finishing approx 11 x 11 on 40ct, just gorgeous!
    • Elizabeth Hunt 1845 - An English sampler stitched by a 7-yr old girl... it features a pretty border, lots of fun motif detail... and will companion another piece this same little girl did when she was 6! Brenda will release THAT one later this year, I believe. Elizabeth's sampler finishes approx 11-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 40ct, and is stitched mostly with DMC!
    • Mary Ann Copp 1839 - Oh this is so pretty - a reproduction by Brenda. She writes: 'A beautiful sampler with a stately brick house complete with brick/iron fence upon a brick wall. The basket above the house is simply gorgeous.' The history about the sampler tells that Mary is described as living in a brickyard in Jersey Channel Islands. The Copp family was a well known name in the brick business - so she's included a history write-up in the leaflet! I like that big floral border on this... just gentle and meandering! Measures 252 x 288 - so 14 x 16 on 36ct. Yummy colors in this - you'll need 3 skeins of Oscar hand-dyed floss!

    A Weaver's Work from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more To Quote Shakespeare from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Essamplaire Petite Collection II from With Thy Needle - click for more
    • A Weaver's Work - Inspiration for this came from a coverlet woven by Adolph in the late 1800's. A male profession, the motifs used were their personal trademarks, and sometimes the customer's name was woven into the corner.

      A little history in this chart... Henry Adolph was a French weaver who settled in Iowa and wove until he died at age 92 in 1907. 36ct Linen with one shade of thread, this finishes approx 6 x 7 -- isn't this lovely???
    • To Quote Shakespeare - *And in a tedious sampler sewed her mind* Just goes to show that Shakespeare knew NOTHING... if he thought samplers were tedious! Another paper mache' box finishing treatment like Brenda's Seasons in Baltimore, stitch the outside band and mount the fun quote inside a 3-inch hoop - or make it into a cushion! Both designs are in this chart.
    • Essamplaire Petite Collection II -- Here are two different sets of 4 tiny samplers each. Models are on 40ct, and they finish about 2 inches each. You can work them on anything... they are small to begin with, so nothing will make them huge and gangly. Just sweet pieces that are fun for a medley of tiny framed samplers to all gather together on a wall... or a set of pin cushions in a basket... you decide.

    Basketful of Spring from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more CS294 Say You Have from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
    • Basketful of Spring - What a pretty little design tucked so cleverly onto a linen pillow! (Pottery Barn has really pretty ready-made linen pillows...) This is actually just a tiny design stitched on 40ct Weeks Parchment linen in 6 shades of hand-dyeds. On that fine fabric, it measures approx 3 x 4. After stitching is complete you IRON it onto freezer paper, cut out the basket shape (this might be scary for us non-finishers!), and then applique (little tack stitches) onto the larger linen pillow fabric. Then... add the buttons and ribbons, and construct the pillow, complete instructions are included. A really pretty finishing treatment... something different for that pile of luscious pillows you are making!!!
    • Say You Have - This is a Cross-Stitcher's Confession! A play on words taken from *Keep Calm and Carry On.* The original poster was printed in 1939, and intended to raise the British people's morale in preparation for WWII. Brenda says the poster was rarely displayed in public and little was known about it until a copy was discovered in 2000 tucked within the pages of a book in a used bookshop... and as they say, the rest is history. She continues to explain that there was a crown above the wording on that poster from 1939, so she thought it would be fun to design this little 'Rippit Frog' guy, and give him that royal crown! So, her advice for 2021... The next time the Frog visits... no need to 'rippit' ... just fudge it and carry on! His little crown is silver metallic - Petite Treasure Braid PB04, check your stash, most any thin silver thread will be perfect to help carry on!

    Camille Emelie Beauvallet 1847 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Camille Emelie Beauvallet 1847
    The picture of the cover of this is stitched entirely in cream on cream -- so I don't know if you can see much design detail. Inside, the chart is coded for Gloriana, Soie 'd Alger or 14 shades of DMC. (316, 712, 3052, 3047, 223, 225, 730, 611, 420, 434, 932, 433, 819 and 3857.) Quite generous in stitch count, it measures 443 x 257 -- so about 25 x 14 on 36ct!!!!

    It features a super-simple border and is filed with individual sampler motifs all scattered about. I'm not sure what they all mean... this is probably meant for more of a sampler expert than I am... but the cover pic is just awesome, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to offer it!


    Marie Flavin 1872 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Marie Flavin 1872
    Here's another stunning antique sampler by Reflets de Soie. Just like some of her others -- this is presented in chart format. The border is different on three of the sides, color everywhere, lush alphabets and the motifs at the bottom are incredible.

    This particular sampler has some religious-looking motfis... may be hard to see in the pic... but some of the others that seem to companion this piece have other florals you could sub. A reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1872... I hope some of my needlework stays gorgeous for 150 years, like this one has!


    Victorine Chenevas-Paule 1869 by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
    Victorine Chenevas-Paule 1869
    A beautiful sampler - full of floral pots and borders. The stitch count for this is 262 x 242, so it will finish about 13 inches square on 40ct.

    A lot of soft cremes and beige shades, it is coded for Silks (which we have) or DMC - ecru, 945, 415, 3813, 833, 522, 3362, 831, 543, 309, 842 and 732.

    The individual urns would make gorgeous individual pin cushions. Presented as a full color chart with silks optional.


    Wedding at Mermaid Cove from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Wedding at Mermaid Cove
    Oh a wedding on the beach... lots of attendants, a candle-lit church, a visiting whale in the sea, and billowy winds blowing the clouds and waves! Your hand-dyed fabric will be giving the sky its drama, so choose a pretty, happy colored piece... (don't want to start the bride and groom off with stormy skies!)

    Susan and Pam always put a lot of cute little motifs in these scenes - this one is no different. Measures 282 x 160 - almost 18 x 12 on 32ct, it features lots of hand-dyed and DMC colors, as well as a little metallic and some glass beads.


    Memorial Park from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Memorial Park
    Praiseworthy Stitches has a new Summertime design -- an old fashioned ball game in the park! Stitched on 32ct light green linen with DMC and Weeks flosses, this finishes approx 12-1/2 x 6 on 28ct.
    It's Spring and the whole town has turned out to cheer for their teams at the first baseball game of the season. The wooden stands are packed and there are children in wagons and on the fences -- even the dog is in the outfield ready to catch one of the balls on the fly! Can't you just smell the peanuts, popcorn and the hot dogs? Yummmm! It's time to play ball!

    The Just Another Button Company buttons that garnish are *everywhere* in here... striped stars, the baseball, and all those little triangle flags -- those are buttons!


    Oh My Bird from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
    Just SOME of our New Arrivals by Teresa Kogut
    Oh My Bird is presented on Graham Cracker Linen - so choose a pretty golden brown you like to highlight your colors! DMCs and hand-dyeds, it finishes about 8 x 12 on 32ct.

    Join Us? Kits from Fern Ridge - click to see more Join Us?
    A vulture hovering over that boiling cauldron... lots of cool 'ingredients' go into this case and fob pair!

    Silks, beads, crystals and wild fabrics... case and fob are both offered as complete kits... and each individually.

    VERY funky and fun -- quite on the unusual and unique side of life!!!


    April Showers from Fern Ridge - click to see more April Showers Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more April Showers
    A spring rainshower is the theme behind this pretty rose, purple and grass green set.

    No design details yet, but they do have frosted flower tulip beads and the ends of the organza ribbon ties on the case, and a cute teeny umbrella charm on the beaded fob.
    Family Fourth from the Fern Ridge Ladies - click to see more Family Fourth
    Pat and Peggy have been super-creative these past few months dreaming up all sorts of cute new cases and Peyote Beaded Scissor Fobs! They are all due in the shop this week, and until i can get my hands on the actual kits - I cannot tell you fabrics and colors... so will fill in that info ASAP! The stitched cases are all completely kitted - finish about 3 x 6 and then fold. The completely kitted beaded fobs (which take between 3 and 4 hours to complete) are generally an inch and half log, BEFORE all that lavish beaded fringe they love to add. (Fob is now sold out) The kits are stuffed full of cool stuff... and they are including pretty good inside pics for your finishing info.
    Family Fourth - Looks like a schoolhouse - I think the green beads on the fob are sculpted flower shapes!

    The Wedding Sampler from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Really Mercy Five
    • The Wedding Sampler - Lots of repeating motifs in this busy and happy Marriage sampler. The little tiny farmhouse is surrounded by so much love! The border moves back and forth, the roses are sprouting out of the pots - like 10 children!

      Those evergreens in the yard are so even and calming, but then there is all that commotion going on in the yard... it's John and Zella's homestead! Stitched on 36ct linen, this will finish a generous 14 x 16, and it uses A LOT of thread! (at least 6 skeins for that busy yard of grass.)
    • Really Friends - Another release of a previous exclusive design, inspired by Jane Austin - it measures approx 7-1/2 x 11 on 32ct. The bottom band looks really charming with the castle and carriage on it, but we'll know more when the patterns are in our hands! Available in a chart format.
    • Mercy Megginson 1849 - Beth describes this as a 'bright and cheerful' piece: Mercy was 11 when she stitched it, and it finishes approx 10 x 12 on 32ct. Chart includes lots of genealogical research into her life story - which always makes the stitch more fun and the finished piece more special. Weeks and Classic Flosses, 32ct Fox and Rabbit Hogbristle.
    • Five Songbirds - An adaptation of part of Mercy Megginson's sampler- I see Adam and Eve on there, so I think it's part of the bottom area. Good colors, cute trims... Same fabric as the main sampler.




    The Silver Needle
    6068 S. Sheridan    Tulsa, Ok. 74145
    (918) 493-1136    Fax: (918) 493-1933
    Toll Free Order Line: (888) 543-7004
    Store Hours: 10 - 6 CST,  Monday - Friday
    10 - 4 CST,  Saturday
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