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from Mani di Donna...
Mani di Donna's Newest Came Home From Market With Us. Really cute! Precious Sewing Basket - This is actually a little paper box - open on the top, but trimmed with ball fringe to look like a basket. Worked on Weeks 30ct Tin Roof, it features a tiny pin cushion resting inside and a miniature medallion that you stitch on the fob!
Chart format, we are also getting the Precious Pins, Waxer and Scissor Fob.
Halloween in the Air & Sounds of Freedom Pin Cushion Pillows
Well, we're mixing the seasons and holidays by showing these together, but that's OK. Both charts offer designs that are long and not very high, but they are finished differently from each other.
Think outside your 'pillow' and add the trim and fabric to the Halloween ones if you want - just like shown on the Stars and Stripes designs. These are cute, simple designs that can handle lots of cool metallic, hand-dyed or furry threads - even some beads - to dress them up and make them your own.
The large *Halloween* word measures only 110 x 23 - and most of that height is the ghost, while *Boo* is 25 x 72 - so they are bitty little pin-cushion things! The three patriotics are worked with Weeks hand-dyed flosses and all measure 30-ish by 100-ish. (On 25 over one, that's about 1 x 4 each!!!)
I love this little European-feeling little scene! I think it's supposed to be Venice... but Venice doesn't have lighthouses! But there's a cathedral... but there are hot-air-balloons... and that big ol' crashing wave!
So YOU decide where you want this to be! I think it's just charming! 32ct Morris Blue Weeks linen, and only 9 shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, it measures 90 x 53 in stitch count.
Like a Butterfly Music Sewing Set from Mani di Donna
This is a charming stitched music box BOX by Simona! Your scissor case and fob match the tiny round box - which has a music box mechanism inside! Want to see it work? Lift off the tufted (Weeks Dye Works Houndstooth Wool) top, to find a stitched inside base - about an inch down. The rest of the box is holding a hidden music box... but the little crank is poking through a hole you left on the backside of the round!
So unique! We're getting all the pieces and parts she is offering - pins, music box movement, fob beads and case handle... $60.00. 30ct Weeks Linen, flosses, wool and ball trims are all offered separately.
Kitty Doodles by Amy Lee Weeks for Mill Hill
What a delightful collection of simple black-line doodles from Amy Lee Weeks! The people at Mill Hill have converted them to Cross Stitch on 18ct white Aida, and embellished with a few glass beads here and there. Design sizes finishing approx 5 x 7, each is stitched with 99% DMC black floss and accented with simple striking colors in the design borders.
SO DARN CUTE... they are presented as complete kits of the chart, fabric, beads and flosses. Frames are offered separately. These ARE done on aida -- don't get hung up on that -- if you have a swatch of something else white in your stash, use it. The designs are darling, and will WAY overshadow the fabric you stitch them on! I LOVE the one that says *Don't stress me out!*
From Left: Choose Happiness, You Had Me at Meow, Makes Your Heart Smile, Don't Stress Meowt, Do Less Be More.
The 2021 Just Cross Stitch Magazine Annual Halloween Issue is Here!... and Christmas is Coming!
The Fuzzy Spider, Halloween Octagon and Sparkling Blue Pin Cushion
The Sweetheart Tree has a trio of new releases that we think are worth mentioning!
New Arrivals from Sandie
Tiny Blackwork Samplers - Welcome and Alphabet
The Sweetheart Tree has a pair of black and white pieces that are almost the same - basically reversed in direction. With stitch counts of 123 x 74... they finish 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32ct. Choose any single hand-dyed color to stitch these... doesn't matter... but you get about a dozen black glass paillette embellishments, so keep those in mind when choosing colors.
The Alphabet sampler features lettering in the border, the Welcome one says Welcome Friends! Presented as charts with paillette embellishments.
Itty Bitty Here Fishy Fishy and Blackie & Punkin'
The Sweetheart Tree has a few new designs... her little black Itty Bitty Kitty is always the favorite, so here is Miss *IBK* out in the pumpkin patch and taking a break to fish a little!
Itty Bitty Here Fishy Fishy comes as a small card chart with Sandy's cute little silver-tone fish bead. Measuring only 35 x 35... you won't need much DMC for either of these.
Blackie & Punkin' measures 48 x 48 in stitch count and comes as a half-sized chart, Yellow star flowers and orange glass paillette embellishments are provided. There is an alternate border chart included with this chart - a checkerboard that adds 4 stitches in each direction.
They join several other kitty designs by Sweetheart Tree.
Summer Flowers Biscornu Pin Cushion
Another of Sandie's charming smalls set, this one is stitched on a pale yellow or cream linen and has yellow and pastel pink roses on it. Embellishments for both are tiny pearls that come with their respective charts, and the biscornu also comes with two pale blue flower beads for the cushion centers.
Stitched on both sides... if you're short on stitching time... just do one side... they are pretty either way. Cushion finishes approx 3 x 3, fobs are a petite 1-1/2 in size. We have several shop models of Sandie's smalls like these -- they are VERY pretty!
Be As Happy As A Bird With a French Fry
A small design -- this measures only 29 x 50 in size. It comes with 5 crystal paillette embellishments. Truthfully, quite expensive, (I personally think).
Sandie is phasing out of kitting her designs and going more towards charts with embellishments only. Prices seem not to reflect the absence of linen and threads... hopefully you have a few bits in your stash that you won't mind using for this!
Quaker Flowers Sampler
This pretty monochromatic piece measures 144 x 119. Choose any fabric you like... Sandie's featured thread to match the 7 included micro-button embellishments is Weeks Dye Works #1284 -- Cadet.
Again, rather than a kit format, this is being introduced as a chart with the 7 small buttons. Honestly, price is too high for this just to add to your stash. So... STITCH IT, and it'll feel better on your stitching budget!
Sunshine Yellow Pincushion
Here's a pretty little thing... I am partial to yellow, and this is stitched in three shades with 2 more greens and white to accent it. Only 31 x 31 stitches -- this is TINY!
The chart comes with a smattering of petite seed beads and a small sterling heart charm that features a tiny yellow citrine crystal in the center. Since this finishes only about 2-inches... it'd make a pretty scissor fob, as well as the cushion as pictured. Presented as the small chart with embellishments.
The Sweetheart Tree has seven new releases -- this one is my favorite -- so I chose it to show off on *Just Arrived!!!* Wear sunscreen, go barefoot, count the waves (instead of stitches?), Take a nap (but then you CAN'T stitch!) and make memories -- ALL WHILE you stitch at the beach!!!!!
Poor Sandie and me... she's in Arizona, and I'm in Oklahoma -- both of us are just about as far away from the beach as one can get -- so this is such a teaser!!!!!! About 3 x 5-1/2 in size... the small card chart comes with the pearl for the clam and three buttons to adorn the fob, if you finish it that way!
Quaker Alphabet Squares I & II
This is a pair of designs that delivers the alphabet in two parts surrounding miniature blocks of Quaker-inspired motifs. Stitched on 28ct linen (the cover models are on a light green color), they are stitched with only Weeks Cadet hand-dyed floss.
Garnished with three baby teal buttons, there are a few Mill Hill beads in a teal color in them as well. They measure only 60 x 60 stitches, and if you leave off that alphabet border the inside blocks are only 46 x 46. Presented as small cards with the buttons.
Teenie Tiny Halloween I, II, and III
Oh these are cute! And... I'm glad we get all three in the set at one time!!!!! Pumpkins, spiders, and cats... each of these is the same size -- 3 x 3-ish. (You can choose any fabric you like to work these on -- I think these are a 28ct white linen or lugana.)
Stitched with the same colors, they are garnished with rust glass seed beads and frosted yellow 'pumpkin blossom' button-beads. Just small and cute... stitch the trio, make 'em into tiny cube stand-ups, stack them and perch on a windowsill! Offered as small cards with the embellishments.
Pinecones in Winter & Lets Get Fancy
Two more fun little two-sided designs - each side is just 38 x 38 stitches each! Lots of special stitches, each side is different.
Small card charts come with the paillette or pearl embellishments - you'll need Mill Hill petite seed beads for your edgings.
Tiny Pink Carnation, Evening Primrose & Spring Fantasy
Sweet designs offered in small card format with the glass flower and bead embellishments included... each features a few special stitches in the 4 x 4 petite design area.
You Hold The Key To My Heart
A sweet sentiment in a petite 3 x 3 stitched area... the key embellishment is especially fillagreed and delicate. Accented with a few crystal Paillette glass sequins, you can finish this one suing the curved finishing boards as in the pic, or make a small wedding announcement pillow -- just whatever!
Offered as a small card with key and sequins.
Teeny Hardanger IV & V
This is a pair of small card designs specifically aimed at teaching you a small bit of Hardanger Embroidery -- in a *finishable format!* The Basics in the center, with bits of beads and tiny flowers gracing the edges, they only work up to be 3 x 3.
Offered in card format with embellishments -- you can work these on 28ct Platinum Cashel Linen or try some 28 Lugana. Both are great options -- but the Lugana is generally the easier one to see.
Berries & Shortcake Scissor Fob
This is a sweet set of smalls... companions to lots of others Sandy has designed... a very lacy fob... each is stitched differently on both sides! The biscornu is offered in complete kit format, the fob is simply the small card with pearl embellishments.
ALL of these designs in this series are charming. Each is stuffed full of special stitches in their tiny area, so they're really kind of fun to stitch. Lots to do in a small area that is FINISHABLE and FUNCTIONAL! Love 'em! All the rest are scattered throughout our Sweetheart Tree pages... it's fun to see them all.
Spider Web Rose Alphabet
Just a small chart card, offered with the Cabochon glass heart embellishment, along with lots of little crystal sequin paillettes. It is a profusion of rose branches... all highlighting the Spider Web stitches that make up those charming roses!
Finishes approx 3 x 4, a pretty wisp of a thing...
Chili Pepper Fob
The final three tiny scissor fob patterns... scroll down this page to see the rest of the set... each of these is presented in a small card format, with necessary embellishments.
Chili Pepper features a fun little enameled chili pepper charm -- what that has to do with scissors, I don't know... but it's cute anyhow!
Miniature Scissor Fobs|
The next Sweetheart Tree Scissor fob designs are here!!! This little patriotic star is my ABSOLUTE favorite so far of the entire set... the whole thing is less than two inches from tip to tip!!! Each fob is different on both it's sides, is offered in a small card format with most of the necessary embellishments... you just add some Mill Hill beads on the edging. Cute designs, a special stitch or two... Sandy was going to release two of these at a time, for a total of 8 fobs... but she's changed her mind! (Way Cool!)
These are just the neatest things when they're done... we have several shop models in the front case... and I can tell you that one of the next ones is an octagonal seashell/nautical design!
A Spot of Halloween and A SPOOKY Spot of Halloween
This pair of charts each features words buried in the alphabet letters... it's kind of fun to find them all. Stitch counts of 97 x 97 and 102 x 102... choose the same fabric or coordinating.
Both of these are stitched with Week's Dye Works Onyx floss -- and the little ghost in white DMC. Offered as separate charts.
Dragonfly Sampler & A Spot of Love
A pair of sweet pieces with stitch counts of 100 x 100. You could do these on almost any fabric you want, and since they are worked in only one color... you can choose something really pretty to match your room.
A Spot of Love can actually be a wedding announcement -- I think It'd make an AWESOME wedding gift. Buried in the alphabet are the words 'Cherish , Forever, Love, Romance and Together' -- and I bet you could find room to personalize on it. Both are offered as charts.
A Spot of Christmas
Another cute 101 x 101 design... the letters of the alphabet string across the piece -- but they stop to spell a word or two. No embellishments are called for in this, but to me there are a million places to add buttons or tiny charms to those words of 'cookies, ho ho ho, jingle bells, merry Christmas and toys!
Stitched with Oatmeal, Cranberry, Banker's Grey, Juniper and Whiskey overdyeds.
A set of hearts finishing approx 3 x 4 on 28ct, we've seen these finished as heart-shaped ornaments and they are cute! (too much empty fabric around these in the pic... just imagine these as little pin cushions or pillows.)
Coded for either DMC or hand-dyeds, not Christmassy, just Wintery!
Pine Mountain has a new series of smaller designs -- Snapshots -- little pics all nestled together to celebrate a season or month. February's is here (Sandy didn't start with January because we were already so far into the year... so this set will finish this coming January of 2016.)
Offered as a chart it finishes approx 4 x 6, and is a quick stitch. Break 'em apart if you want -- they'd make cute individual block stand-ups or little mooshy pin cushions tucked in a basket.
Flosstube Friends from October House
Well, I want to be the young, skinny one in the green dress way down there on the end!
Just a fun little piece... it's pretty big at 7 x 17 on 40ct!
Tis a Melody and Grateful Hands
Lone Elm Lane has a cute new pin cushion pattern that finishes just under 3-1/2 inches in size. Just 6 colors of hand-dyeds on a bit of neutral 16 aida or 32ct linen...it's just a nice seasonal something to have in your growing bowl of stitched lovelys.
NOW... check out her new Sewing Clamp Box in the pic! That is a new finishing piece, patterned after antique clamp boxes. The top has a 1-inch deep recessed area to frame your needlework. It's really a petite 4 x 4 x 4 box -- complete with a little pulling out drawer (can you see the knob down there in the pic?) THEN, the whole thing clamps to the edge of a table with a cool screwing pole on the bottom -- SUPER CHARMING!
Our first shipment of the boxes came in Stephanie's Vintage Dove finish. NOW, to muddy the waters... she'll make that awesome box in ANY of her 12 colors! (So those will be special order, 'cause I can't keep some of them all -- all the time! The 8-ish week wait will be worth it for you though, and you'll have to type your color choice into the comments box as you finish up your order if you want something other than the vintage Dove!)
Coded for DMC and hand-dyed flosses, this finishes approx 6 x 8 on 32ct linen. It can be finished any number of ways, but is shown mounted into the top of one of Lone Elm's 8 x 10 Crown boxes. They suggest either Brick Red, Union Blue or Timber Brown. A pretty patriotic piece, I like all the elements -- the soldier, the quilt motifs and flag, eagle and house. There is a lot of charm in this!
Fall Flowers & Black Iron Clamping Pin Box
Swan Lake, Ivy's Sampler & Sweet Bird
Lone Elm Lane's newest designs -- use them atop their boxes, or on your pillows and in frames! Presented as single charts, Stephanie has new charting software, and these are beautifully printed as full color charts.
Gifts of the Spirit, Oh Glorious Day and Spring Angel
Lone Elm has new leaflets with a bit brighter color than her first set of designs. Stitched on various counts of fabric, all four are shown mounted in the tops her 8-inch wooden Shaker boxes. Stitched on various counts of hand-dyed fabrics -- if you choose not to finish onto the box-tops -- you can choose any other counts you want!
Because the design is circular, the verse just goes round and round the box top! All four new designs are offered in individual leaflets.
Can you see her in the clouds and on the ground? A wispy, wintery scene of a quiet house and that cool evergreen tree that looks like a coverlet! I always tried to make those snow angels and not leave behind the tracks! (never figured it out!)
128 Stitches round, this finishes approx 7- 1/8 inches round on 36ct linen. It fits into the top of an 8-inch hand-made Shaker Box by Lone Elm. Coded for DMC or Gentle Art flosses, it's such a pretty design. The angel all around reminds me of a snow globe. Offered as a leaflet.
Just a pretty floral piece, personalize it with your family name on the pot near the bottom. On 32ct Copper Penny Linen, this finishes approx 10-1/2 x 12-3/8 inches. 11 Different shades of DMC and overdyeds. It is shown in Lone Elm's *Linen* cabinet -- a definite investment!
Cabinet info: Thanksgiving Sampler is framed in the door of the wooden cabinet, using turn buckles so that it can be switched with seasonal patterns. Cabinet size is 17 inches wide x 24-1/2 inches tall x 6-1/2 inches deep. It has two drawers on the bottom and two adjustable shelves inside. Door opening is 12 x 14, and it is painted and distressed. (Cabinet price is shocking!)
*The Earth is filled with His Glory. Give thanks unto the Lord for these cats & birds & flowers & bees.* Make this a Christmas-feeling piece by following the color recommendations, or change the Cayenne thread color to Cadet in the wording.
Stitched with an assortment of hand-dyeds and DMC, this finishes approx 14-1/2 inches square. It'll need to be worked on 32ct to fit the cabinet opening... but would be lovely framed as well. (Again, that cabinet price is shocking!)
A very simple design with really simple color application -- this is lovely! Stitched on 32ct Copper Penny in Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyeds, this finishes approx 7-3/8 inches round.
The featured box is the 8-inch Wooly White. There is a lot of variation on the hand-dyed colors -- Stephanie is using more than one color of the blue, for instance, to achieve that look. Very Pretty, offered as a leaflet.
ABC Come Stitch With Me
This is an entire set of matching stitching tool pieces... all stitched in Red Currant and Clay Pot Crescent Colours Cottons (you'll need 4 skeins of each color, but you can always choose another pair of colors, as well!) A ruler design, Floss Tag, a Stitching Pocket to hold some of the pieces, a Needle Book, and tiny Scissor Fob... all is stitched on both the front and back sides, using regular Cross Stitch.
The instructions include a great 'Pattern Map' -- an overall diagram of piece placement on your 21-1/2 x 12 cut of 40ct linen. If you choose another count, you'll have to adjust your ruler and floss tag designs... they are the only things that won't fit into the Lucite finishing pieces. Lots of finishing details are included to make this pretty set of pieces. Offered as the chart.
Needles & Pins|
"Needles and Pins, Needles and Pins, When a Girl Marries, Her Trouble Begins!" That is the charming verse on Milady's new Pin Keep and Needle Book set. Stitched on 35ct Hand-dyed Linen in Splendor Silks, the sampler verse is on the front of the Keep, and a miniature paper version that holds precious needles is tucked away into the pocket on the back. Complete finishing instructions are included for the piece -- you'll need to supply more silk for the twisted cord and tassels, along with the white glass-headed pins.
Pretty rose-lavenders and moss greens... this is really cute! Offered as the complete kit of charts, linen, silks and paper needle case, it finishes approx 3 x 4-1/4. Also new, released along with this piece are more Sampler Key Chains, and a pretty ruler design. Make sure you see them, too!
My Little Strawberries Ruler Pocket|
Get out your magnifier and get ready to stitch this elegant creation on 40ct linen! Designed as another companion to Milady's Strawberries Rule and Accoutrements Needle and Scissor case Sets, this is so nifty! You're stitching the linen case for it... that can match your other pieces.
Worked in overdyeds, it's cross-stitched on both the front and back, as well as the flap. Complete assembly instructions are included in the pack. (Yes... I asked her... there will also be an Acorn Ruler case... but we have to be patient! There is even a stitched linen tray to hold scissors, orts, etc..in both motifs coming... but we have to be REALLY patient!) So, in the meantime, treat your stash to this, and make sure you see ML's other new releases!
Strawberries Ruler and Accoutrements
This is a really neat set of designs that features a cross-stitched lucite ruler, a matching scissor case, needlebook and scissor fob. Available as individual chart packs with the rulers separate, I think these are charming!!! Since every stitcher's bag and every desk in America (and overseas!) needs a ruler... choose all four projects, or just that ever-functional ruler! Offered are a strawberry set and an acorn set of designs. Stitched on 40ct linen in pretty reds, rusts, brown and green overdyeds, the acorn caps are stitched with a variation of a Rhodes stitch so they are raised and textured a bit for added interest.
The ruler is a lucite 12-inch piece with a removable back to make it easy to insert your needlework. (We also have a beautiful brass ruler available below.) You must stitch the designs on 40ct linen to be able to fit into the rulers, and it is suggested for the rest of the pieces, just so gauge will match. (It is an option to stitch the cases and fob on something larger, if you need to!) Very nicely done! (Can you tell that I'm taken with those rulers??? What a different gift to present to someone!)
Pam Reed has new small projects that might make *just the perfect small gift* for just a small occasion! Kindly Remember Me -- A small floral bouquet embellished with a single brass butterfly charm, you'll need bits of floss from your stash to make this 2 x 3-ish cushion. Offered as the chart with linen cut and charm.
The Spooks in Val's Pumpkin Patch! from Val's Stuff
This is a set of 4 little 'people' that just might haunt your patch of pumpkins this coming Halloween... or maybe just your candy bowl! Each (they are limited in production, hence the LE down there in the product description!) is a celebrity that can simply stand on his/her own clothing... but are much cuter with a stick (I used an INK PEN under the witch!) tucked under that fabric, and stuck into a (fake craft or real) pumpkin! Val has ALL THE FIX'INS in her little kits - JABCO pins, felts and felt balls, gauze, hats, noses, eyes, brooms, pipe cleaners, ribbons, stuffings and sticks (for some of them) - everything but the cross stitch fabric, and the minute bits of floss. Grab your Glue Gun!
Hip Hip Hooray! from Charland Designs
This is a simple design presented in a small card format... it comes WITH the darling sterling silver articulated Uncle Sam charm by Charland.
The Sam piece measures almost 2 inches tall and his little arms and legs MOVE! His artwork design was from Frank Bielec of Mosey 'n Me.