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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. Check back often!


On Duty from Country Threads -- click to se lots more On Duty
He's watching the pumpkins... crows circling overhead... the early Autumn sky promising a star-filled evening sky... all is well in the field! This piece is really an eye-catcher! Offered as one of Country Threads newest Punch Needle Patterns, it finishes approx 5 x 6, and is punched with a 3-strand needle.
Done in DMC flosses, this is one that our Antiquing Finish Spray would be good with -- to add just a subtle undertone of 'dirt' and 'age!' Such great colors, that Harvest Moon behind him is just the best!
Offered as the design stamped onto weavers cloth, with at least 4 extra inches all around for your frame, if you use one, ... you add those flosses.

Farmer's Market from Country Threads -- click to se lots more Farmer's Market

Catch this wagon load of pumpkins... I'm glad I don't have to lift all of them! Finishing approx 3 x 6, using a 3-strand needle... this has been worked in DMC flosses.

Yankee Pride from Country Threads -- click for more New Punchneedle Designs from Country Threads
A crisp, fresh, exciting set of Punch Needle designs... I love these because they look primitive, but contemporary at the same time! Great angles, great design prospectives... Vertical design but you're teased into wanting to turn them the 'right direction!' Offered with the design stamped onto the weaver's cloth... take a peek at these!


Swans and Shears Quaker from Tempting Tangles
Swans and Shears Quaker from Tempting Tangles - click to see more
Finishing approx 9-1/2 inches square, each is coded for regular DMC floss to be stitched on 35ct Natural Linen. You can get crazy with other threads and fancy stitches if you want to, but the original colors are deep blues, greens, browns and terra cotta.

Tons of pretty motifs - Woodland has a few animals scattered throughout... and can you find the swans and SCISSORS in the other one??? Simple charts for lots of fun stitching hours... if you don't have time to stitch the entire pieces, just choose a few of your favorite motifs and make some pin cushions and fobs out of them!


Spirit of America from Blackberry Lane
Spirit of America from Blackberry Lane Designs
This is a beautiful little piece that measures ONLY 56 x 56 stitches. A good part of it is over one thread , and as with all of Marie's other designs... this is full of tiny, tiny design details!

The 5-1/2 inch square wooden hornbook finishing treatment is real cute, but honestly, after you've done this stunning little miniature, I think it deserves a custom frame!!! Instructions provided for stitching the stars or using buttons and beads instead.


Stitching for Liberty from Blackberry Lane Stitching for Liberty from Blackberry Lane Designs
This is a small scissor fob design that features a silouette of Betsy Ross sewing the flag on one side, and a very detailed star on the other. A total stitch count area of 33 x 33 -- that's not bad, but it's solid stitching, and Betsy is black over one! It features a beaded edge treatment -- Mill Hill petites in 42043, 40479, and 40020 -- gold, white and blue.

Quite a little work of art, you might want to stitch this and finish it into TWO cushions -- so that one stitched side isn't always hidden!


Sir Scissors Hollow from Blackberry Lane Sir Scissors Hollow from Blackberry Lane Designs
(I am at the Houston show this week, and have not SEEN our new charts!!! Here is what Marie told me about them before I left and she had them in the mail. I promise to do more descriptions when I get back!)

Sir Scissors Hollow -- He's an addition to Marie's Fright Night series which includes Baron Von Bat and Rest Ye Pins. So darn cute, it is pictured with a 4-inch sized embroidery scissor.


Long May She Wave from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
Long May She Wave
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Marie Driskill has a new patriotic design that is stitched over TWO threads -- and is VERY finishable! A star shape to this 74 x 70 stitch count piece, you have several stitching options. One side can be the waving flag with or without a service man silouette. There is a tribute - to design with alphabet for personalization, and Marie has charted the insignia of each of the 4 branches of the military -- LITTLE BITTY - like 10 stitches in size!

Regular DMC flosses, any white fabric you want... there are good finishing instructions in here, and each of the main star patterns are presented on their own chart page.



Whoooo's There? from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Whoooo's There?
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Here is a cute hoot-owl scissor fob design that is worked on Onyx and Pumpkin Weeks Linen with Chestnut, Sally Sunshine, Marigold, Pumpkin and Mascara Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Finishing only 2-1/2 inches square, the designs themselves are fairly easy to stitch... it's that dark linen that is the challenge. (Maybe change the black to a color, and stitch the black background??)

Anyway, Marie has chosen Weeks wools to finish these into her small cushions -- they are charming! Linen and wools are offered separately.


Stitching By The Sea from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
Stitching By The Sea
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Oh, this is charming! It's Blackberry Lane... but it won't kill you to stitch this set... like some of her other designs... it's finishable!!!!! The sand castle piece measures 53 x 54 stitches, the Clownfish is 41 x 46 and the lighthouse measures 41 x 46. Choose any fabric you like to get the finished size you want.

Charted for Week's overdyed flosses (18 of them) there are just a few (6) DMC colors in here. Still lots of design detail in here... VERY pretty! Offered as the set of three charts.


Summer Afternoon from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Summer Afternoon
from Blackberry Lane Designs
All I can say is... Oh My Gosh! This intriguing Colonial street scene is enchanting! 48 colors of DMC and hand-dyed flosses appear in this 2-1/2 x 9 inch piece. The buildings, grass, bushes, road and tree trunk are stitched over two threads on 36ct (if you want it to fit the little pail). Then, all the people, animals, store signs, whiskey barrels, top portions of the fruit trees, bottom portions in the windows with the shoes... (this goes on and on...) are all worked in petite point -- half stitches over one.

Marie has presented her chart in a nice, huge format, and you're going to appreciate that. The design is over-the-top charming, and unbelieveably full of the tiniest details. It is truly amazing! The little plastic pail you see in the finished pic is approx 3 x 3 x 3. A cute way to finish this... I kind of hate to know that you cannot see all the sides of the pail at one time. The needlework is way too gorgeous to miss!


He He He My Pretty from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
He He He My Pretty
from Blackberry Lane Designs
This is the coolest little scissor fob! Two sides of needlework, you can see the witch flying against the moonlit sky on one side, and a simpler witch hat on the other side. The model is stitched over any 32ct linen you have in your stash -- color doesn't matter, as the whole thing is covered on the front. Marie gives instructions for the beaded scallops she has sewn all around as edging -- that really adds some sparkle.

Just a *piece with attitude!* , you'll need 18 colors of DMC floss from your stash, as well, to make this darling 2 x 2-ish piece! Offered as a chart, with brass pumpkin and ghost charms included.


Trick or Treat & Happy Halloween Scissor Fob from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
Trick or Treat Scissor Fob
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Kind of a companion to He He, just a gorgeous little thing stitched over one with lots of black thread! You'll want to stitch it all first, then fill in that background... but you COULD choose a black linen and forget all that extra work!

Presented as a chart, Marie has included instructions to make that pretty glass beaded trim that dresses this all the way around.


Starry Starry Night Pendant from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Starry Starry Night Pendant
from Blackberry Lane Designs
A set of two designs -- each with a stitch count of 39 x 55 -- these are shown worked over one thread on 40ct linen. Inserted into a 1 x 1-1/2 inch rectangular brass pendant/frame, each would make an awesome teeny ornament! Stitched with DMC floss, there are 37 different colors in these, along with a bit of opalescent blending filament.

Stunning detail in the designs, one picture is a Bethlehem stable with that grand star in the sky above. The other picture is a silhouette of the three kings following the star in the deep night. Lovely little pieces, the package includes both charts, (printed just HUGE in size!) one pendant frame (extras are available), 6 x 6 cut of 40ct white linen, and acid-free mounting board. Threads come from your own stash.


Bouquet for January from Cedar Hill -- click to see a more Bouquet for March from Cedar Hill -- click to see a more
Bouquets of the Month from Cedar Hill
We finally have the set of 12 monthly bouquets by Cedar Hill all in the shop! A lovely set of 12 bouquets, each featuring stylized florals of its season, Maria's colors are so pretty... her relaxed style is really elegant! Stitch these over one on 32ct... leave off the alphabets... they finish approx 3 x 3 each!

Kind of contemporary, they look totally different with and without those alphabet letters! All are offered as single charts... very nice!


Barnyard Rooster Sampler and Country Daisies from Cedar Hill
A companion to the Barnyard Sampler, this is a charming piece... especially if you have a kitchen of chickens! Finishing approx 7 x 7 on 28ct Natural Linen in DMC flosses, the rooster is full of great colors... and the little chickies are just peeping away!!! Country Daisies, another new floral design, is also stitched on 28 ct. Natural Linen in DMC fibers.


Cedar Hill Barnyard Rooster Sampler -- click to see more
Cedar Hill Country Daisies -- click to see more

Chessie & Me Double, Double Toil and Trouble -- click to see more Double, Double Toil and Trouble from Chessie & Me
A cute little wisp of a thing... this is stitched in only 3 colors, bats and verse over one. It finishes approx 4 x 4 on 36ct, and would make a cute pin cushion or tiny framed piece -- or even the front to a Halloween candy bucket!

It's a simple design, and lends itself to lots of button embellishments! Offered as the chart.


Garden House from Chessie & Me - click for more Garden House from Chessie & Me
This companions Linda's Garden House Stitch Book - same pretty colors, motifs, etc. This time, you can make a fob and a cushion, but she shows it wrapped around a scissor block! (blocks are all different sizes, you might lose a tree or two on the sides! The one pictures has 9 holes.) Stitched with Weeks flosses on 32ct Weeks Beige Linen the wool featured in the finishing is Week's Cinnabar Houndstooth pattern.

Any of the 4 wool finishes - herringbone, houndstooth, glen plaid or solid will look good on the finished pieces - you don't see enough of the pattern to matter... and if you aren't a pink gal... go green! (we can help choose wools for you.) Anyway, main sampler finishes approx 2-1/2 x 7 (a long skinny cushion size), the initial square measures 2 x 2-1/2 and the fib is under 2 inches in size! A charming set, with a neat finishing idea!


Esther Iddison 1832 Sampler from Chessie & Me - click for more
Esther Iddison 1832 Sampler from Chessie & Me
This is stitched with Gentle Art's SIMPLY WOOL! It is hand-dyed super-fine wool thread that is DREAMY to use! Linda has included a photo of the original sampler in with the chart, and fascinating history about Esther. Her sampler has lots of interesting bits of stitching and motifs, including some crewel work (which I think Linda just charted.)

Huge, it finishes approx 15 x 17-1/2 on 32ct and takes 64 skeins of the wool!!!!! (We can fix you up with those wools -- only $240!) You can convert to cottons because the color names are the same... very, very, very pretty!


Think of Me from Chessie & Me - click for more
Think of Me Sampler from Chessie & Me
*When this you see think of me, tho many a mile we distance be.* A sweet friendship sampler, this is worked on 32ct linen woth both Weeks and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

Finishing approx 5 x 9, this make another pretty cushion with just the house and verse!


Strawberry Alphabet Sampler from Chessie & Me - click for more
Strawberry Alphabet Sampler from Chessie & Me
Three different alphabet fonts and those darling Chessie Cats over one, this fits in the same tray as Linda's previous designs Floral Sampler and Friendship Garden. Choose Weeks 32ct Confederate Gray linen, this is worked with Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses. Four-sided stitches, Smyrnas and Eyelets, Linda has some of those over 4 threads rather than two.

The little wiener fob needs a Schnigglet cut of Wool -- Mountain Mist is featured on the model, but you can choose any wool color that matches some of the flosses used. Chart is separate from the tray.



After the Rain from Filigram - click to see more After the Rain
... The Sun shine! By Filigram, this is a light-hearted piece that is worked in regular Cross Stitch with Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Choose any fabric you want... the sample was worked on Natural linen. Stitch count is 261 x 44, so it'll be approx 3 x 18-1/2 on 14/28ct.

The alphabet starts out at the left with the cloudy sky and the little wet snail... passes through the rainbow... and at the other end... sunshine and a buzzzzzy bee! Pretty colors, a fresh, cheerful design style, offered as a chart.

Good Coffee and Friends from Debbie Mumm - click for more
Good Coffee and Friends from Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has commissioned Debbie Mumm and her cheerful artwork to present this fun collection of bead kits! Good Coffee and Friends... what could be better??? Presented in complete kit format, each design is stitched on coffee-brown 16ct Aida --- which is surprisingly easy to see.

Browns, yellows, teals and greens are the predominate colors in all of them. Can you see the tone-on-tone coffee plants stitched into the backgrounds? Each design finishes approx 5 x 5, and fits into one of Mill Hill's 6-inch wooden frames -- this time, either mossy green or terra cotta. Very cute!


Mill Hill's Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm - click for more
Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has a fun new series of 6 -- 16ct Aida designs garnished with Mill Hill beads. Designed by Debbie Mumm, this is a collection of darling penguins and polar beads playing around. One has the penguin sliding off the bear's back... someone is innertubing, someone else is skating... and two are hiding in packages!

At first we thought these were Christmas... but they really aren't... just all a cute Winter-y theme, we like the fresh blues, reds and greens in them. Presented as complete kit, you get the chart, fabric, flosses and glisteny Mill Hill glass beads. Finishing approx 5 x 5 each VERY cute, crisp, fresh winter-y designs!!!


Seaside Roundabout from Erica Michaels -- click for more Seaside Roundabout from Erica Michaels
Wow... this imaginative piece is a show-stopper!!! Offered as a punch needle project, this charming piece could be a tiny rug that's framed for your lake house, a sun porch, or any place you want a reminder of the sea! Offered as the pattern presented as a re-useable iron-on transfer, Seaside is punched in a variety of DMC flosses, an overdyed and metallics, features a few clay button embellishments, and finishes a robust 7 inches in diameter. Like looking through a ship's portal window, the colors in this are just wonderful, the design is so unique, the shapes to flowing... can you tell that I just love it??

As a BONUS... EM has included a smaller transfer and complete instructions to stitch this in tiny French and Colonial knots! You'll remember the Teresa Layman miniatures??? This is a seaside version that is knotted on a piece of cotton fabric -- which has a slight mottling to the pattern. A summer companion to EM's Autumn Roundabout and Spring Roundabout... this is a definite!!!



Welcome Back Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Welcome Back Scissor Pouch and Sewing Case, and Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more
Welcome Back Scissor Pouch and Sewing Case, and Beaded Fob from Fern Ridge
This design features a deer, and welcoming pineapples -- I'm not sure why it's called 'Welcome Back' though. Worked on 28ct touchstone linen/silk fabric, the stitching is done with Treenway silks. Mostly Straight, Nun's and Smyrna Stitches, the colors in this are silver-y taupe. Can you see the bow at the top? That is holding together the inside pocket where scissors are tucked!

The matching fob features the same welcoming deer with coordinating brown, cream and moss green beads and crystals in the fringe. The body of the fob features beads with a frosted finish... this, too, has a silver-y look and sleek feel to it! Quiet colors...


Alice in her Blue Gown and Her Matching Purse from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view Alice in her Blue Gown and Her Matching Purse from Fern Ridge
This is so sweet! It's a beaded girl -- in a blue dress -- complete with tiny peyote-stitched white beaded legs and blue crystal shoes! Elegant by herself, she is holding a brass purse charm, and 'stands' just 3 inches from her head to her elegant toes!

Her purse kit is actually a small sewing case -- the kit is FULL of YUMMY ingredients! There is 28ct Brash hand-dyed Picture This Plus linen here, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, honey-colored silk shantung lining, more silk ribbons, a fan shaped waxer, interfacings, metal findings, beads and a cameo cabachon, along with a wooden ruler and wooden fan thread winder!

Pat and Peggy have interior pictures of the purse in the instructions -- so you can see where the pockets are, what gets stored in them where the silk flowers go, all the necessary details! Such pretty honey-golds and denim blues!

Black and White Christmas from Fern Ridge - click to see more Black and White Christmas from Fern Ridge - click to see more
Black and White Christmas -- Another Fob and Sewing Case Set with the same name!!! from Fern Ridge
This is a pretty set of a stocking on the beaded fob -- and that stocking made into a felted stocking scissor case! All black and creamy white, the fob finishes about 3/4 2 1-1/2 inches -- and would be a REALLY GOOD beginner Peyote Stitch design to work.

The Felt Stocking Sewing Case is made from Week's Dye Works' wools, and is lined with GORGEOUS black and cream toile fabric. All the ribbons and wool threads are included -- no beads in this though! They're all on the matching and festive fob!


Tomorrow's Trees from Fern Ridge - click to see more Nature's Windmill from Fern Ridge - click to see more A Pair of Humbugs! Nature's Windmill & Tomorrow's Trees from Fern Ridge
Peggy and Pat definitely use imagination and color in their designs! I don't even know where to begin describing this set! Hot pink, searing oranges, slime lime, lemon yellow and bright fuscia!

The beaded fob features an abstract design with a cool bee embellishment near the bottom by the lavish band of decorative trim.

Your matching sewing case kit contains Tropical Lime and Tangerine linen, 6 different cuts of Week's hand-dyed wools for the bee/flower petals on the front, tons more matching beads like those in the fob kit, and even fuscia and black leopard print organza!

LOVE, LOVE all the color and energy in this set... you might need to buy a house on the beach to go with your finished needlework!!! Both are offered as complete kits stuffed full of all the necessary ingredients -- except, of course, the wooden tools displayed inside the case.


Stitch-N-Tack Fob and Bead Bug from Fern Ridge - click to see more Stitch-N-Tack Fob and Bead Bug from Fern Ridge
Here's a cute set that has a western/horse flavor! All browns and blacks with bronze Cowboy Boot and Feather charm embellishments, you can see all the fun things hanging from the fob fringe.

The matching humbug is just like the ghost one above and Bee Skeptical... described farther down this page. The bead colors in these kits are lovely -- metallic bronze in color -- with lots of black accent. Complete kits contain the thread, beads, findings and cute charms!


Fall, in Pieces from Funk & Weber -- click to see more Fall, in Pieces from Funk & Weber
This is a really cool design... a medley of leaves, stitched within a leaf shape... stitched to look like a puzzle... or NOT! This stunning piece is stitched in 33 different overdyed shades of Sampler Threads, along with DMC's 996 Electric Blue for that crisp blue sky background. 51 skeins of thread needed, your Fall Leaf Puzzle finishes approx 12 x 13 on 28ct.

The pattern can be stitched like the cover shows -- a puzzle, with the scattered pieces, just BEGGING to be put into place -- OR you can FIND the missing pieces and stitch them in! Keep the black backstitched puzzle piece lines on there, or leave them off! What a fun piece bursting with Fall color, what a cool presentation! Offered as a chart, F & W has a few other intriguing designs, too!

Puzzle Pisces from Funk & Weber -- click to see more Puzzle Pisces from Funk & Weber
Here's another really interesting piece to stitch... a super-colorful medley of tropical fish... all swimming this way and that! Stitched on an antique white, in your choice of count, 28 will finish approx 12 x 16. 32 solid shades of DMC flosses, the background is stitched, so this piece is SOLID!

You can leave out the puzzle pieces like the pic on the cover, or like the Fall in Pieces, you can find the pieces, place them in the stitching. Then, either stitch the black lines to make the little pieces, or leave them out! Offered as a chart, very unique!


A Christmas Dutch Sewing Set from Giulia Punti Antichi - click to see more A Christmas Dutch Sewing Set from Giulia Punti Antichi
What a charming scene on the front of this sewing case! A dutch cottage, girl, windmill, and lots of birds scattered about, it is stitched with only two colors of Belle Soie Silk -- Pecan Pie (DMC 420) and Puritan Blue (931).

The chart includes the pretty flower mother-of-pearl shanked button you see as the closure.


Sewing Purse Set from Giulia Punti Antichi - click to see more Sewing Purse Set from Giulia Punti Antichi
An elegant sewing set -- you might want to look outside the box -- and not finish this into the purse shape! It features an authentic hand-made Deruta majolica bead for one of your fobs, and the 1-1/2 inch square majolica piece you attach as adornment. You can see it used where the clasp for the purse might be.
Giulia commissioned the beads through the Academy of Deruta Work in Umbria, Italy, then designed the sewing pieces to match! You can see the square medallion on the purse front -- it measures approx 1-1/2 inches square, and matches the round-ish Fuseruola bead that adorns the scissor fob.

Pretty border designs -- do something creative eith this -- you HAVE the REAL beads in here to embellish! Presented as the chart with assembly instructions AND the two majolica pieces.

Deruta Scissor Pouch - click for more Deruta Scissor Pouch from Giulia Punti Antichi
The designs offered in this pack match biscornu charts farther along on our Giulia pages. Very traditional Deruta majolica patterns featured on Italian pottery, you are offered both colorways (click the image to see them both) in the charts... and one bead set to finish your case.

Finishing approx 3 x 6, each case has three solid beads, and the decorated one to decorate your scissors. Simple cross stitches and finishing... the charm of these pieces is not lost on Deruta pottery lovers!


Cape Cod Vignettes by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Cape Cod Vignettes by Jeannette Douglas
As I am writing this, Cape Cod is getting slammed with 18 inches of snow! Lets move on from winter to these three small pictures of Fall, Summer and Spring on the Cape! (I'd even love to be there with 18 inches of snow falling!) Each of these pictures finishes approx 3 x 5. Each is worked with different silks on different coordinating hand-dyed linens (all three pieces are even surged for you!) by Picture This Plus. Jeannette told me the frames in the cover pic came from Michaels.

Sweet pieces, a few special stitches, silvery charm embellishments and beads here and there.. we have everything gathered together for this entire set. Three charts, three fabrics, three sets of silks and embellishments... all you add are those cute frames!


The Four Seasons Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Four Seasons Accessories by Jeannette Douglas
A Pin Wheel Needlebook, Home Scissor Fob and Spring Basket Pincushion, this is a trio of smalls to match your main seasonal sampler. A smaller selection of the same threads is used to make coordinating pieces -- using some of the favorite stitches.

This thread packet includes the Merlot, Eggplant and Cinnamon Week's hand-dyed wools that line the needlebook, the Gloriana chenille thread that trims the fob, more beads and charms to embellish, along with all the stitching silks. Pretty pieces even without the main sampler!!! Offered as the leaflet with thread and emb pack separate.


Isle of Hope Sampler -- Ellis Island by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Isle of Hope Sampler - Ellis Island by Jeannette Douglas
Steamship tickets in 1892 leading to a new life in the Land of Liberty! This is a 2-3/8 x 19-5/8 piece (on 35ct) that is loaded with design elements that celebrate so many of our ancestors' entry into the US via Ellis Island. Once again, Jeannette has stuffed it full of fun specialty stitches that give her motifs so much extra charm. The quilt is worked in Bargello -- for lots of 'movement', the rug below the seamstress's tape measure is worked with pattern darning -- the same way they repaired socks and stockings back then. (That diagram takes up an entire page of the leaflet!!!)

Anyway, a bit of Ellis Island History included... you may want to include some immigration dates on here... and if you have any original paperwork, it always a cool thing to tuck it into an envelope and mount that to the back of your framed piece! Offered as the leaflet with thread and embellishment pack separately.


Apple Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Apple Stitches by Jeannette Douglas
Ohhh... same awesome format as Pumpkin Stitches... this brings Jeannette's offerings in this series to 14!!! (If you check out the back cover of the leaflet, you can see all the rest in the set -- Silver Needle Stitches is the piece she taught for our shop a few years ago!) Anyway, Apple Stitches finishes 6 x 8 on 32ct, Lambswool and is stitched with glorious colors of browns, greens, and rich apple red hand-dyed silks. I'd call these late summer-early fall apple colors -- not the brights of early summer.

Again, just a few Cross Stitches, but lots of Satin, Scotch, Oblong, Italian Cross, and Holbein (Blackwork, or Double Running). I don't think you can see them in the pic, but there are tiny white apple blossoms in this that are garnished with a gold bead center. Pretty borders, pretty leaves, even that center apple -- just as it is -- would be neat on its own. Offered as the leaflet with threads separately.


Halloween Quaker Pin Cushions by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Halloween Quaker Pin Cushions by Jeannette Douglas
This is a charming piece -- no matter which fabric and thread combination you choose! A 9 x 10 medley of small Christmas motifs -- each one is stuffed FULL of special stitches and measures a mere 1 to 2 inches in overall size. Jeannette shares that 4 of the motifs in here were originally presented in various past issues of the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issues -- but she doesn't tell us which ones, so you'll have to go on a hunt to figure that out!!! She has chosen 32ct Antique White Belfast for one -- along with traditional reds, greens, white and corresponding metallics and beads.

For the other option, she has stitched it on 32ct Natural Linen with a DIFFERENT selection of (also!) traditional deeper reds, greens, golds and browns -- no metallics or glitzy beads. thread pack containS hand-dyed flosses, Gloriana's Lorikeet Wool, and other necessaries. Both samplers get to use all the fun Leaf, Leviathan, Sprat's Head, Mosaic, Smyrna, and a bit of Cross Stitch.

Gorgeous little motifs, you can use these for so many individual fobs or ornaments... stitch just a row of 3 or 5 of them... stitch four of the trees, or the four snowflakes together in a piece. LOTS of design options with this, lots of ways to use up scraps of misc fabrics in your stash. We have both models in the shop -- and both appeal to everyone. Your choice is going to be hard, so get one leaflet and both thread packs!


Kind Friend Gift Bag by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Kind Friend Gift Bag by Jeannette Douglas
Well, this is the neatest presentation for a small gift to a special friend! Stitch the pretty little 2 x 3 sampler on 32ct Flax linen with the flosses and perles provided in the kit, and embellish with beads -- also included. THEN, cut apart the bit of lace that is also included to get your lace medallion for the bottom area. All the Gift Bag kits are coming with different bits of lace in them.. so all those bottom medallions vary!

Anyway, tack on the lace, backstitch around the sampler, fringe out the linen, and tack it at the four corners with the 4 teeny-weeny micro-buttons also included, tuck your special gift (or lavender, etc) inside the organza bag, draw closed the ribbon, and you're ready to present your lovely creation! Offered as the complete kit of organza bag, chart, flosses, beads, buttons and lace, this is only $12! You supply the linen and needle.


Friendship Sweet Bag by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Friendship Sweet Bag by Jeannette Douglas
What a fun set of smalls... Jeannette has designed a Sweet Bag of sorts -- much less stitching than the Elizabethan ones of old! A 'Gift Bag' for stitchers, this holds an emery needle cushion (1-3/8 x 2-7/8), bottle cap pin cushion (only 7/8 an inch in size!), and coin scissor fob (only 12 x 12 stitches!!!.) Offered as the leaflet with thread and embellishment packet, Jeannette has included a Canadian quarter in there... it's the stuffer inside the fob!

Sweet Bags used to be given as gifts... and usually there were gold coins inside! So... you're supposed to add your own country's currency to the fob, as well. The thread packet includes #12 Perle Cottons, Rainbow Gallery and Needlepoint Inc silks of dusty blues, mauves, and mossy greens, organza ribbon to tie your bag, felt for the bottle cap cushion, a sterling acorn charm, and that Canadian quarter. You'll need to scrounge your kitchen for a plastic bottle cap... and we DO sell white emery to fill the Needle Cushion. In reading, I believe the entire little bag is approx 4 x 6 inches in size!


Deck The Halls from Just Nan - click for more Deck The Halls from Just Nan
Nan has reprinted one of her past favorite designs -- Deck the Halls. A constant stream of requests for this out-of-print design made it happen! Stitched on 28ct Flax Cashel Linen in either silk or DMC, it finishes approx 7-1/2 inches square.

The design is charming -- lots of mini-motifs woven around the flowing ribbons -- doves, holiday candles, holly leaves, bows and snowflakes... the embellishment pack includes 5 colors of beads, 4 garnet crystals and the large central gold filigree snowflake charm.


Emma and Eliza's Stitching Society from Just Nan - click to see moreEmma and Eliza's Stitching Society! from Just Nan
The first of a three-part set of designs celebrating the hobbies and antics of these two... design #1 is a Springy-time gardening band sampler... charted... for $19. Sounds like Emma planted, potted and watered, while Eliza picked, clipped and DRIPPED! (Emma got sloppy with the watering can!)
Later this summer, E & E's Halloween adventures, and then Christmas Finery, prices for each TBA, a little more than the $19 for the first chart, but not on the high end! (Very Limited Edition) I think this is going to be a fun set to follow, as Nan has a whole gardening adventure story included with the first sampler.


Counting Bats from Just Nan - click to see more Counting Bats from Just Nan
Presenting Just Nan's upcoming 2009 Halloween Sampler... Counting Bats! Foretelling the stitcher's fate on Halloween night... bands of little ghoulies, ghosts and goblins are scattered throughout all the bands and the little verse. Awesome silks or cottons of oranges, yellows, purples, slime limes and black -- Nan always has so much charming detail in her Halloween things, Counting Bats is no different! In fact... I see some neighbors to Scream House's Nettie Nightshade lurking around in this!
Stitched on 28ct hand-dyed Frenzy Cashel linen, the leaflet includes bright purple and striped pumpkin beads, and a painted skeleton charm! Verse -- 1 for horror; 2 for glee, 3 for mischief; 4 for flee; 5 for trick; 6 for treat; 7 for the monster you never want to meet! Chart, linen and silks offered separately!



Bee Story from Little by Little - click to see more Bee Story from Little by Little
*Over in the meadow in a snug beehive. Lived a mother honey bee and her little bees. 5 Buzz said the mama. we buzz said the all snug in 5 their cozy beehive.*

Kind of a strange verse -- but I get the meaning, and it's cute. The hive picture is super charming though and is worked with Gentle Art Sampler Threads. On 35ct it finishes approx 8-1/2 x 11! Offered as a chart.

Flutter By from Meme's Cottage Collection -- click for a larger view
Flutter By
from Meme's Cottage Collection
finishes approx 3 x 3-3/4
Jolly Roger from Meme's Cottage Collection -- click for a larger view
Jolly Roger
from Meme's Cottage Collection
finishes approx 4-1/4 x 4-3/4


What Canary? from Meme's Cottage Collection -- click for a larger view
What Canary?
from Meme's Cottage Collection
finishes approx 5 x 5-5/8
  

Mill Hill's Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm - click for more
Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has a fun new series of 6 -- 16ct Aida designs garnished with Mill Hill beads. Designed by Debbie Mumm, this is a collection of darling penguins and polar beads playing around. One has the penguin sliding off the bear's back... someone is innertubing, someone else is skating... and two are hiding in packages!

At first we thought these were Christmas... but they really aren't... just all a cute Winter-y theme, we like the fresh blues, reds and greens in them. Presented as complete kit, you get the chart, fabric, flosses and glisteny Mill Hill glass beads. Finishing approx 5 x 5 each VERY cute, crisp, fresh winter-y designs!!!



Good Coffee and Friends from Debbie Mumm - click for more
Good Coffee and Friends from Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has commissioned Debbie Mumm and her cheerful artwork to present this fun collection of bead kits! Good Coffee and Friends... what could be better??? Presented in complete kit format, each design is stitched on coffee-brown 16ct Aida --- which is surprisingly easy to see.

Browns, yellows, teals and greens are the predominate colors in all of them. Can you see the tone-on-tone coffee plants stitched into the backgrounds? Each design finishes approx 5 x 5, and fits into one of Mill Hill's 6-inch wooden frames -- this time, either mossy green or terra cotta. Very cute!


A & E and an Apple Pynpillow Kit from Needlemade Designs - click to see more A & E and an Apple Pynpillow Kitfrom Needlemade Designs
Here's a small kit I was saving to put up until Needlework Press's ABC Spool Kits finally arrived -- they look good together -- but I lost it in my little basket of *things-in-waiting!* Adam and Eve are stitched on 28ct natural linen with just Gentle Art's Cranberry hand-dyed floss. They measure about 4 x 6 when finished.

What makes this so fun, however, is the finishing. The bottom panel of the front, and the entire back is a cut of natural linen that has cranberry-red lines woven every half-inch through-out. The kit includes both linens, the chart, floss and the cut of matching silk ribbon you see in the pic. Just super-simple, this really caught my eye, and I LOVE that unique fabric!


Pine Mountain Medium March Lets Go Fly a Kite -- click to see more
Pine Mountain's 2012 Medium Pillow Series
SOOO easy to stitch and finish... this style is addictive! Each month in 2012, Pine Mountain is releasing a 7 x 8 pillow -- already sewn and stuffed!

Each complete kit comes with a chart, flosses and needle, and the separate cut of 14ct Aida. Since the fabric is simply a loose piece, it is a breeze to hold in your hand to work with. When stitching is finished, just tuck it underneath the fabric trim on the front of the pillow -- that's it!


Simple Gifts - Kindness from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Simple Gifts - Kindness from Praiseworthy Stitches
Another sampler in this set of designs... beautiful motifs, hand-dyed flosses, easy to change to match your room.

Offered as a chart, it measures 212 x 204 in stitch count.



Liberty and Cherry Tree from Priscilla's Pocket Liberty and Cherry Tree from Priscilla's Pocket
Just a bitty wisp of a design, offered in a tiny kit.

Stitched on Weeks 35ct Straw hand-dyed linen with Gloriana's In the Navy silk thread, this measures only 62 x 42 in size -- just 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in finished dimensions.


Old Hobson Meadow by The Purple Thread - click to see more Old Hobson Meadow by The Purple Thread
This is a drum-shaped pin cushion -- we don't see too many of these. Stitched on 36ct hand-dyed linen with gorgeous shades of Brandy, Mulberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Walnut Sampler Threads and Best Olives Needlepoint silk, this little thing finishes into a 2-ish x 4-1/2-ish cylinder. It has three panels of design -- kind of a Pennsylvania Dutch and quilt flavor. The very bottom has a golden wool star on it, too.

Pretty colors, just a charming addition to all your small cushions! Offered as a kit of linen, felts, threads, ribbon, Skirtex stiffy and beads.


Take (No One) (Nothing) for Granted by The Purple Thread - click to see more Take (No One) (Nothing) for Granted by The Purple Thread
Such a pretty piece, this is a small cushion design worked over two on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen. The kit includes pretty roses and greens of over-dyed flosses and a 13-inch length of the most gorgeous pink chenille trim.

It isn't enough to go around an entire cushion, and Sharon has framed it instead -- using that chenille to 'bring in' the edges of the piece to fit into a mis-matched frame she found. A different finishing option for using cool trims -- and even some old buttons. Offered as the small kit of linen, threads and trim.

Wise from Sampler Cove -- click to see more
Wise from Sampler Cove
107 x 210 -- Approx 7 x 13 on 32ct, this is worked in two shades of 4 different colors... so again... pick some pretty hand-dyed that accent each other and fit the color of your room.

Little bits of Rhodes and Queen stitches, lots of Double Running... the model is personally too bright for my taste, but the actual design and flow of the stitches is lovely!


Swans and Shears Quaker from Tempting Tangles
Swans and Shears Quaker from Tempting Tangles - click to see more Finishing approx 9-1/2 inches square, each is coded for regular DMC floss to be stitched on 35ct Natural Linen. You can get crazy with other threads and fancy stitches if you want to, but the original colors are deep blues, greens, browns and terra cotta.

Tons of pretty motifs - Woodland has a few animals scattered throughout... and can you find the swans and SCISSORS in the other one??? Simple charts for lots of fun stitching hours... if you don't have time to stitch the entire pieces, just choose a few of your favorite motifs and make some pin cushions and fobs out of them!


Samplers Remembered Pin Cushion - click for more Samplers Remembered Pin Cushion from Samplers Remembered
What an awesome finishing treatment for some simple stitching! By Samplers Remembered, stitch the simple PINS design in any colors you want, on any little bit of linen you have. After assembling the cushion (walnut shell filling, even a Crazy Quilt backing treatment) you get the instructions for adding, via crochet, 125 of Kelmscott's Mini Rounds buttons to purchased cotton trim.

I need a lesson in the crochet area, but the chart does include written info, and advises that the internet has lots of crochet demos available. Either way, I love that edge treatment... we have to get some shop models done like this!


A Beeh C by Sara Guermani - click for more A Beeh C by Sara Guermani
This is a charming chalet scene teaming with cute little sheep. They're hopping everywhere, having the best time!

Measuring 207 x 176 -- they are stitched on a medium pink-red linen -- we suggest Weeks Dye Works Red Pear (30 or 32ct) hand-dyed. It's a perfect choice for this! 22 DMC's called for, even just the chalet with a few sheep would be darling!


Pochette Halloween by Sara Guermani - click for more Pochette Halloween by Sara Guermani
This is a chart for a cute little Halloween sewing case. 259 x 138 in stitch count, fabric count will determine finished size. There are english instructions and some pictures for the finishing process, and the chart comes with four wooden buttons -- 2 flying bats and 2 jack-o-lanterns.

There is a bit of English Paper Piecing featured on the inside lid of the case, as well as felt appliqued punpkin and cat. (Templates are included for those as well!)


TAG by Sara Guermani - click for more
TAG by Sara Guermani
Not a very exciting name for this set of designs -- BUT they ARE cool! This is a set of charts that says 'I love Stitching, Crocheting, Quilting, and/or Knitting. One chart for each thing. Measuring approx 70 x 140 in size -- 4 x 9-ish on 32ct... they are coded for DMC floss. Each has the wording, a lady doing her craft, and then a window scene.

I am not sure what the window scene has to do with what you are doing (other than the fact that you are taking a break and looking out the window!) but those scenes are charming... and you can interchange them, leave them totally off, or stitch THOSE and forget the other half! Kind of odd... and a bit on the pricey side...but hey, you'll figure out something!


Christmas Avenue's Toy Shop by Sara Guermani - click for more
Christmas Avenue's Toy Shop by Sara Guermani
Quite a festive toy shop awaits Christmas Shoppers, only they better shovel so you can reach the front door!!! Designed by Sara Guermani, this is stitched on 32ct Natural Belfast linen that has white polka dots printed on it. (looks like the falling snow.) The building is festive and the gigantic tree is even better!

Finishing approx 11 inches square, the chart is coded for 22 colors of DMC floss, and includes a pair of wooden buttons -- 5/8 inch candy cane and gingerbread man, who are featured up in the second story windows. Try adding some opalescent filament to the white snow, or maybe some red in the tree ornaments??


Christmas Windows 4 by Sara Guermani - click for more Christmas Windows 3 by Sara Guermani - click for more Christmas Windows by Sara Guermani
A pair of similar designs, these are stitched on 32ct Natural Polka Dot Linen with DMC flosses. Each measures 8 x 10, and features a wooden 2-1/2 inch cut-out angel button in the design.

The trees in these are the focal point, to me... the wooden angels are darling... but you could use those on something else, and these pictures wouldn't miss them. So DOUBLE USE out of these charts!


Preparativi by Sara Guermani - click for more
Preparativi by Sara Guermani
Another fun Christmas design stitched on the polka dot Belfast 32ct linen, This one features a neat Christmas tree during it's decorating process. Coded for DMC floss, this finishes approx 10 x 12 -- quite large. You can see stars in the background and small motifs along the bottom in the pic.

Those are buttons that are NOT included in the chart. I don't know anything about them... except to say that you could use that as design inspiration to add some of your own. I don't think you'd miss them if they weren't there. I don't know why this chart is so expensive either... probably was supposed to come with those darn buttons... so I'm cutting the price from $34 to $18!



Pin Money Pocket from Summer House Stitche Workes - click to see more Pin Money Pocket from Summer House Stitche Workes
Summer House's Limited Edition Kit for 2015... this is a fun little *piggy bank* to store up your stitching budget money!!! (or maybe just to hold a few wish lists?)

Beth's kit contains the 32ct Weeks Confederate Gray hand-dyed linen, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, some beautiful calico fabric for your case lining, vintage silk ribbons to make the tie for your case, muslin lining material, and a charming wooden nickel that is printed with the words *linen*needles*aida*scissors*threads*. The case will finish approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2... I love that wooden nickel!


Instant d'ete (Instant Summer!) from Tournicoton - click to see more Instant d'ete (Instant Summer!)
Oh gosh, this is a cute Biscornu design!!! Cute as can be, the stitch count is 99 x 99... so fabric size will definitely determine size of your finished cushion.

Stitched with DMC and garnished with a couple of JABCO buttons... you could even do this as one long band to put around a basket or something. Cute swimming fish, sailboats, palm trees and beach shacks, just a smidge of Smyrna and Satin Stitches.


Instant d'automme (Instant Autumn!) from Tournicoton - click to see more Instant d'automme (Instant Autumn!)
Another seasonal Biscornu design, this is another one that is so cute! You can't tell from the picture, but in the instructions, it calls for JABCO Jack-o-lantern and bat buttons as embellishments.

Some of the pumpkins are done in Eyelets, and this is another that would be fun as one lonnnnng skinny piece! 99 x 99 stitch count.


Instant d'Hiver from Tournicoton - click to see more Instant d'Hiver
Instant Winter! Snowmen, Christmas Trees, a cozy cabin and wrapped presents... another 99 x 99 Biscornu pattern!

Trees feature French Knot 'berries', the vine uses Rhodes for it's berries, very, very cute!


ABCD'R Bonhommes De Neige from Tournicoton - click to see more ABCD'R Bonhommes De Neige
I don't know... but I think that says something like a medley of snowmen -- all of them white! They are just a darling set of snowmen, and I fell in love with all the different faces!!!!! Charted for DMC, the entire stitch count is 141 x 176.

I cannot tell that there are any special stitches in this one, but you could always add whatever you want! Stitch one, or do them all... line 'em up all in one row... whatever!


Mystic Needlework Smalls from The Victoria Sampler -- click to see more Mystic Needlework Smalls
The Victoria Sampler brings us a really fun little set of 'fixtures' for our stitching 'Power Tools!!!' Mystic Needlework Smalls is a 6-piece set consisting of a Stitcher's Pocket, Scissor Fob, Scissor Case, Biscornu and 2 Needlebooks. All inspired by the nautical flavor of Mystic, CT... each piece features lighthouses or tall ships, and repeats motifs from each other. The Biscornu is worked in a beginner-level Hardanger Embroidery, and in reading the instructions, I find that it is made first, THEN the Hardanger top piece is *added on!*

Stitched on 28ct Confederate Gray Cashel Linen in an awesome array of exotic silks, ribbons and metallics, the main case folds to a 3 x 5 size, fob is a mere 1 x 1!... scissor case just 2-1/2 x 4, books are bigger at 3 x 5, and the Biscornu an impressive 5 x 5 before finishing! Cute seaside motifs all over, do one part of this, or the whole set! All are offered together in one leaflet, and the accessory pack allows enough thread to stitch EVERYTHING! As always, beautiful stitch diagrams and great instructions!


Where Stitchers Gather from The Victoria Sampler -- click to see a more Where Stitchers Gather
A collection of needlework pieces dedicated to the friendships we make as we get together to stitch! The Victoria Sampler brings us a Stitcher's Pocket that stores a matching scissor case and fob, along with a needlebook piece. Packed with specialty stitches worked in silks and more silks... overdyed flosses, metallics, silk ribbons and touches of wool, each piece is stitched on 28ct Natural Linen, and uses the threads included in the accessory pack. Yummy roses, teals, creams and greens, the set is simply charming!

approx 7 x 6 when folded. Scissor case measures approx 2-1/2 x 4, Fob is a mere 1-1/2 inch square, and the needlebook measures approx 3-1/2 x 5. Offered as the leaflet with complete stitching and finishing instructions, the accessory pack is filled with wonderful threads, and the charts are mouthwatering!!! I want to start mine NOW! We're offering a 1/4-yd cut of linen, so all your pieces match, and you have the capability of making more matching fobs and scissor cases for your stitching friends!


Elizabeth Wood -- 1822 from With My Needle - click to see more
Elizabeth Wood -- 1822
Ellen Chester has a pretty antique sampler in her private collection that she has recharted for all us! Elizabeth Wood stitched the original in 1822, what a charming piece it still is!

The neat octagonal border, all the florals and the urns, it is stunning. Ellen talks about the original a bit -- fabric choices and such -- her new piece is worked on Week's 35ct Cornsilk Linen and finishes approx 12-1/2 x 15 inches. I love all the "busyness' in here! Offered as a chart.





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