The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch
Seasonal Cross Stitch Treats from The Silver Needle
Spring
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There are so many wonderful designs available that celebrate every season and occasion under the sun... so we thought it'd be fun to collect a few of them, and organize them for you on a set of Holiday/Seasonal Pages. I'm a "seasons" nut... so we'll be adding to these all the time! We have so many other projects and ideas in the shop, and elsewhere on the site, but this is a fun way to show you just a few ..... ENJOY!

Autumn Cross Stitch Designs
Spring and Easter Designs
Christmas and Winter
Patriotic and Summer


Basket Full of Easter by Bent Creek -- click to see more Basket Full of Easter
from Bent Creek
The next *thing of things* design... here's an Easter basket stuffed with two cute chicks, a pair of carrots, 5 decorated eggs, 5 flowers, a butterfly and that cute little blue bunny.

There IS a lot on there! Complete kit contains the presorted #5 Pearl Cotton and cut of 18ct Natural Linen to make this cute 6 x 6 basket!

Honey Bunny Sampler from Artful Offerings - click for more Honey Bunny Sampler
from Artful Offerings
Thoughts of Spring in the air already? Artful Offerings has a sweet new piece that might make that easier right now! Ms Honey Bunny is stitched on 30ct Weeks Linen color of hand-dyed linen with various shades of hand-dyed flosses. She finishes approx 8 inches square. Can you find the four-leaf-clover hidden in the pic?

Just a fun piece, you get a little graphic texture from the diamond shapes on the rabbit... wouldn't this be fun stitched with Gentle Art's Simply Wool threads?
Spring Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more Love Whirligig from Heart in Hand - click for more
Whirligigs from Heart in Hand
Herartware Ceramic Tart Small card-charts that fit the tops of Cecelia's Heartware bowls and her new Heartware Tarts!

The tarts are hand-made ceramic by the same artist that does her bowls (which are gorgeous by the way!) They're going to make lovely, weighted pin cushions all over the world!!! Charts are $6 each, Tarts will be $38.

Spring Mouse Scissor Roll with Dilly Mouse from Just Nan - click for more Presenting Spring Mouse Scissor Roll -- Featuring Dilly Mouse... from Just Nan
Nan's next miniature stitched scissor roll arrived the second week of March. Designed to hold a 3-1/2 or 4 inch pair of embroidery scissors, your 10 x 2 stitched piece features 4 tiny garden scenes that roll to the outside, and a charming verse with tiny mice scurrying towards the trellis pocket that will hold your scissors. Nan talks about a fence with flowers under the wisteria, daffodils under a splashing wall fountain, towering jonquils reaching for the sun, and a large basket of flowers on a garden table - ALL OF THAT is featured in those 4 tiny panels!

Stitched on 32ct Weeks hand-dyed Morris Blue Linen, the case is lined with more Weeks hand-dyed wool... and Ms Dilly Mouse perches on top of the whole thing. Dilly is stitched on Honeysuckle linen - her dress is decorated with daffodils. She has an amber glass daffodil hat, and she is holding a tiny pair of stork scissors. Included with the chart is an 8-page stitch guide, hand-dyed Iris wool, wired string mouse tail, signature button base for mouse, glass flower hat, beads, snap closure for case, and mini stork scissor charm. You'll need the fabric cuts and DMC flosses from your stash.

More Chocolate Bunnies from Hands On Design - click to see more
More Chocolate Bunnies from Hands On Designs
Hands On is releasing this darling design at the show... it features Sulky brand flosses... which we will also have available! Cute new design, wouldn't this be fun finished as a flat 'sign' on a stick to poke into an Spring flower pot or Easter Basket? Life DOES meed more Chocolate Bunnies! Stitched on 32ct Weeks Aspen Linen (or anything medium colored), it measures approx 5 x 5, and features Sulky brand 12-weight Cotton Petite thread.

Cathy HAS coded this for DMC in case trying other thread scares you... but Sulky thread is *SORT OF LIKE* miniature, soft Perle Cotton #12. You use only one strand of this instead of two strands of regular floss. The chart comes with 6 white mini-buttons, the thread is offered separately, and is priced in between regular DMC and the hand-dyeds - so a pretty good value. This is a nice time to step outside your circle and try something a little new... cute design, favorite designer... kind of like a new outfit for Spring!

Spring Hare from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view B is for Bunny from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Sweet Pea from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Samplar Hare from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
New From La D Da!
  • Spring Hare - An old fashioned rabbit bringing a nosegay of posies... LOVE that elegant alphabet in the background! Stitched on Week's 35ct Beige Linen in Gentle Art's Garden Gate and Sable flosses, he finishes approx 6-1/2 x 6-1/2.

    Would make a beautful pillow bordered in luscious raw silk fabrics!
  • B is for Bunny -- Chart, this one looks cheerful and bold! 171 x 115 -- so 9-1/2 x 6-ish on 18/36ct... I'm sure she's not going to do the whole alphabet... so just enjoy B!
  • Sweet Pea -- This is a FAVORITE so far! Companion to Lori's little standing bunny from last spring, Sweet Pea will stand about 6 inches high stitched on 32ct.
  • Samplar Hare - Mr Samplar Hare is here in chart format!!! Finishing a petite 5-ish inches... isn't he darling! GET this little guy! He was a hit at Market this year, and I didn't buy nearly enough! I expect him to be around for about 2 weeks! He's a bitty thing.. we took a picture of him in my hand! Stitched on 32ct Parchment by Weeks, he measures about 5 x 5 but is smaller because he's stuffed.
    Complete assembly instructions are included - Lori showed me that she added lots of random stitches over the top seam - so he would look very hand-made by a young seamstress. His tail is made of your linen threads. Absolutely charming!
    Wow! Presented as a chart.
Spring Quakers from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Spring Quakers
from Rosewood Manor
Rosewood Manor has a new sampler full of Springtime florals - but Quaker-Inspired! Choose just your favorite flowers and make them into ornaments or fobs, or stitch the whole, and hang it in your garden room!

Charted for RM's new set of Valdani's 3-Strand flosses... there are no DMC conversions offered... so if you want to use overdyeds from your stash, you get to be a little creative with color! Lots of pretty motifs in here, the main piece finishes approx 12 x 19 on 28ct.

Cherry Blossom Cottage from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Cherry Blossom Cottage from Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler has finished her 4-seasons set of seaside cottages. Finishing approx 5 x 5, you can stitch each of the 4 individually, with or without the border verse that surrounds. We were here discussing how unlikely it is that someone lives in a pink house on the water... but I bet SOME of you do! (and you are lucky!)

Anyway, special stitches, lots of luscious threads in the embellishment pack, choose just about any light blue fabric to stitch this onto... the whole series has been colorful, full of texture, and charming!

Holiday Hoopla #1 Easter from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more CS272 St Patrick's Day Hoopla from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Presenting Holiday Hoopla - A Series of Smalls
from With Thy Needle Brenda is celebrating the seasons with some cute 3-inch designs... Easter was the first. Valentine's Day and St Patrick's Day Hoopla designs will round out this cute set of 7 holidays! All are fun and quick to stitch.

She is showing them mounted in little 3-inch wooden embroidery hoops... but if you're hot a *hooper* little cushions or something like that will work well too. (40ct needed for the 3-inch hoop finishing option.)

Thimbelina Flossbobbin from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Spring Bonnet Bunny from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Spring Stitches from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more Bittersweet & Polka Dot Tea from Sew Much 2 Luv - click to see more
Cheerful Things from Sew Much 2 Luv. All presented as charts...
  • Thimbelina Flossbobbin - This is a whimsical design... kind of a stitcher self-portrait! Thimbelina is sporting a thimble hat... and her dress is shaped like a floss bobbin! The little scissors there on her dress are actually a teeny 1/2-inch charm. She measures just 50-ish x 35 without her scissor border... but in the model pic, her border is included and she adorns the front of a pin cushion that features a scissor pocket! Easy to change her bobbin color to anything else to match your finishing fabric....
  • Spring Bonnet Bunny - From the artwork of Michelle Palmer, this charming bunny is stitched on black fabric. Choose your poison with black fabric... but at least she's stitched with DMC floss, and the chart is large! She's 65 x 80 stitches.
  • Spring Stitches - Another delightful design that needs to be on something dramatic - like this black - Isn't she precious? She LOVES her pins, needles and thread! Quite a few more stitches than Ms Spring Bonnet Bunny, Ms Little Mousey measures 148 x 139... and this pic has her stitched over ONE thread on 25ct! If that isn't a possibility, consider 14 black Aida (The Cross Stitch Police will not come knock on your door and scold you in the privacy of your own home if you can't see the smaller stuff!) She'll be charming at 10 x 10! Coded for DMC.
  • Bittersweet & Polka Dot Tea - What a sweet little wren perched on his pumpkin... in YOUR tea cup! Charted for DMC, this measures approx 5-1/2 x 6-1/2... just charming!

Coop Almanac from Twin Peak Primitives - click to see more
Coop Almanac
This in an interesting pattern... take a minute to get past the overpowering brown color of the background artwork... and pay attention to the chickens! They are all abut 40 x 50 stitches, and some of them have beautifully patterned areas of stitching on them!

Add some cool threads, do some long stitches... skip the borders, and do JUST A SET of chicken pin cushions! There is some chicken wire charted - maybe do chicken wire backgrounds for your cushions?

I think this pattern has great potential! Charted for DMC cottons, but think about hand-dyed Simply Wools by Gentle Art!


Walkin' On Sunshine from Luhu Stitches - click to see more Walkin' On Sunshine
from Luhu Stitches
Isn't this a fun design? It breezed through our doors this week, and just makes me smile! By Cyndy Young of Luhu Stitches, it is worked on a light blue (any pretty blue or yellow would be good...) and finishes just 4 x 6 on 14/28ct. Finish it as a flat hanging or a fun block-shape stand-up.

I am dating myself, but when I was in something like 3rd grade, I had a *Thing Maker*... it was a little cooker thing, and you poured the 'Plasti-Goop' into little metal trays and cooked *Fun Flowers.* That sun reminds me SO MUCH of the flowers that I made in my Thing Maker! (I was so cool when I was 10!) Anyway, cute design, coded for Weeks and DMC... enjoy!


EA01-XS Bunny Basket from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA02-XS Bunny Chick from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA04-XS Egg Wagon from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA05-XS Bunny Butt from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more
The Easter Lollipop Collection from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more Pepperberry Bunnies & Chicks for Springtime!
The Easter Lollipop Collection!

This is a delightful set of cross-stitched rabbits, bunnies and a sheep, all finished *on-a-stick* to poke into your Easter Basket, but could hang as ornaments as well. By Pepperberry Designs, they started out as painted needlepoint canvases, but they are stitched on all the bright Tropical Linens or Aida from Wichelt Imports - and they use regular, ordinary DMC floss!

Super cute, each finishes approx 4-1/2 x 5... they are all slightly different. I see metallics on these, some furry threads from Rainbow Gallery, some buttons and beads... lots of potential for cute embellishing. Choose between Tropical Blue, Green or Pink... we have 14 Aida or 28ct Linen... and the colors are CHEERFUL! Each of these is presented as it's own chart.


EA06-XS Chick in Egg from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA07-XS Lamb With Basket from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA08-XS Bow Tie Bunny from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA09-XS Hatching Chick from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA10-XS Peeking Bunny from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more EA11-XS Bunny Lamb from Pepperberry Designs - click to see more


Penelope's Posies from Lindy Stitches - click for more Bunny Lace Trio from Lindy Stitches
A chart of these three designs that feature a way to highlight all your crazy overdyed threads.

Vintage County Mocha linen... get some trim and them dig through all your beloved random threads!

This design highlights three of Classic Colorworks flosses that have multiple color variations in them -- so no DMC conversions. Cobbled Peach, Goldfish and Meadow Green are featured. Three sweet cushions for the season!

My Needle Berry LINEN from Erica Michaels - click for more My Needle Berry SILK from Erica Michaels - click for more Sunshine Berry LINEN from Erica Michaels - click for more Sunshine Berry SILK from Erica Michaels - click for more
Erica Michaels is Adding Berries to her Stitched Collection
Linda has 4 new pin cushion designs - the cutest little berry shapes - stitch them teeny-weeny small on 40ct or larger on larger counts... you have choices! All are worked with hand-dyed flosses... the LINEN berries are featured on linen fabric, the SILK berries are featured on 40ct silk gauze... but you can do them on whatever you like better. This entire collection is just enchanting, and all are presented in chart format.
  • The Needle Berry features a cute little sewing bird, a tape measure and tomato pin cushion motifs. The silk gauze version is actually larger in stitch count than the linen version, so the finished sizes can get confusing on these!
  • Sunshine Berry's Linen version has just the big flower, while the gauze version - because it has a higher stitch count (because you are on smaller fabric) has room for the *You Are My Sunshine* verse.

Blooms and Blossoms by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill! - click for more
Blooms and Blossoms by Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill
Oh... these are bright and pretty!!! Mill Hill has commissioned 4 new designs by Debbie Mumm that have been converted to Cross Stitch with a smattering of seed beads.

Presented in their kit formats, each is stitched on 28ct linen, and finish approx 7 inches square. Bright, fresh colors... each kit comes with that fun fabric, all the threads and beads and needles. I like them all...not sure which is my favorite... frame them as shown on the kit covers, or maybe make block stand-ups???

Apple Blossoms Sampler from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Sweet Violet from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Common Lilac from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
April Showers Bring New May Flowers
from The Drawn Thread!
Cynthia Zittel has three new designs all presented in chart format with or without the necessary silk threads!
  • Apple Blossoms Sampler is gorgeous! Worked on 32ct Tumbleweed (a dusty green linen) it measures JUST 2-1/2 x 12 inches in size. It's NOT large!!! The bird in the tree branches, what makes this dramatic are the apple blossoms and light colored alphabet letters. As always, Cynthia tosses a lot of special stitches into her designs -- for lots of texture and interest -- makes them more fun to stitch!
  • Sweet Violet & Common Lilac -- Well one of these got left behind in the 'cute name department!!!' A new set of small botanicals, these each finish only 54 stitches square -- 3-1/2 inches square on 30ct Antique Lambswool Linen. Hand-dyed silks... special stitches... these would make gorgeous pin cushions all nestled together in a neat old basket. Presented as charts with or without the silks.


Mill Hill Spring 2018 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
The Button & Beads from Mill Hill
These are the 5 x 5 designs that come fully kitted with perforated paper, DMC floss and tons of glass beads and a ceramic button garnish. We always do ours of Aida or Linen instead so we can make small hanging pillows out of them, but they look pretty good on that paper and framed. The beads catch the light - just makes them glisten!
  • Crab & Seahorse companion the 4 seashells we have already: Conch, Starfish, Nautilus and Sand Dollar. GORGEOUS bead colors.
  • Sweet Shoppe is the latest Main Street design - we have about a dozen Spring/Summer businesses (like the Christmas Village) - pet shop, needlework shop, tea room, bridal shoppe.
  • That's Amore is FULL of cheerful color. It's all relaxed and funky - I love it!
  • Cabana Beach is kind of where I want to live! Might be cute hanging with your seashore designs... same blues
  • Geranium is companion to last year's hydrangeas and the pretty wren and coneflower we already have. Gorgeous colors... consider custom framing these with expensive matting... we've seen that and these are KILLER!

The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
The Smaller Ornament-Sized Bead Kits - The Spring Bouquet Collection from Mill Hill
Same fun things to stitch as the larger designs... you get all the threads, beads and Treasure embellishments in these. They all finish approx 3 x 3. The hamburger is easy -- stitch it for a magnet on your refrigerator! The Medallion and Mosaic Egg companion the Easter Eggs we have every year... only instead of ladybugs and flowers... these are all beaded with geometric designs. The bathtub might need a little imagination as to display -- but it's cute!

They're all fun. We have a Christmas wreath in the shop that is decorated with loads of Christmas kits. Get a fake greenery wreath, pretty Spring-colored ribbon, dig out some pastel Christmas glass bulbs, get a string of twinkle lights, plug in the hot glue gun and make a Spring and Summer Wreath!!


Happy Camper from Imaginating - click to see more Happy Camper from Imaginating
Isn't this THE CUTEST little camper???? Talk about fun Tiny Houses -- wouldn't you love to stitch in this -- even if it was parked in your driveway??? You could pull it to all your stitching events during the year, and save on hotel fees! Imaginating published this leaflet and I think it is just charming.

Approx 7 x 9 on 14/28ct, all DMC floss and just plain X's... it's super busy in color and design, and just makes me smile. *Home is Where We Park It!* I'm thinking every RV in existance needs this as decor!!!


Easter Egg Hunt Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more

Easter Egg Hunt Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
Here is another of Thea's cute skinny band samplers for the Holidays. She begins with the sleepy town at the top, the Spring gardens of flowers -- I think the Easter Bunny is making an appearance in the center row, and finally the children hunting for their precious eggs!

Stitched on 28ct Ice Blue Cashel Linen, with tons of colorful silks and a few petite seed beads, this finishes approx 3 x 17.

A companion to The Trick or Treat and Happy New Year Samplers, you get lots of specialty stitches in here -- all in that 3-inches!!! Offered as the leaflet with thread pack separately.

Bluebird Tweet by Just Nan -- click to see more! Bluebird Tweet from Just Nan
Another darling Just Nan ornament... this little Spring Guy is stitched on 32ct Little Boy Blue Belfast in just bits of DMC floss. He comes with wire legs too! *...a swirly tail, twisted wire legs and a berry in his beak. He can hang by his tail but prefers to stand on his cute little legs. We provide the wires and instructions to make the legs, plus the gold tail, beads, felt for the beak and a burgundy pearl 'berry'.*

Finishing a mere 3-1/2 x 2, remember stitching gets folded in half... so he's less than 2 x 2! He IS on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-Ship... so if you are on that program, your's will be in the mail as soon as we receive him -- which should be next week!!

Spring Greetings Bouquet from With Thy Needle & Thread -- click to se lots more Spring Greetings Bouquet from With Thy Needle & Thread
Your little bunny-in-the-basket is stitched on 32ct Weeks Beige Linen with Palomino, Woodrose, Mountain Mist, Endive, Otter Creek, Wheat Fields and Eggshell hand-dyed flosses. Butterfly is over one, French Knots for the lavender buds. See how pretty a few of our black matte Mourning Pins look poked in here? We have old Fashioned Pear-shaped Safety pins as well... Anyway, the edging is a torn strip of blue and white ticking that is TACKED on around the edges!!!

Such a cool look! The bow on there is a super-duper beeswaxed piece of thread... we have some darling waxers by Noteworthy Needle now to use for this!

The Spring Bird by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
The Spring Bird
from Jeannette Douglas
OHHH... the first of the 4 seasons in birds... this is stitched on 36ct Flax Linen with 10 spectacular Spring shades of different hand-dyed and solid silks! Finishing approx 3-1/2 inches square, Jeannette has packed Milanese, Cashmere, Mosaic, Smryna, Rice, Algerian Eyelet and Rice stitches in here, along with Cross Stitches. The border features sparkly glass seed beads as embellishment.

REALLY, REALLY a cute little piece... tuck this amidst a few of your spring-y colored Patterned Pretty pin cushions!!! Offered as the chart separate from the silks. We'll Auto-ship the rest of these! I don't know how long it'll take to release them... but they are going to be such a neat set!


Bloom in Your Own Time from SamSarah Design Studio Bloom in Your Own Time
from SamSarah Design Studio
SamSarah Studio has released a cute new design -- to celebrate uniqueness! Stitched on 30ct Natural linen with 6 shades of hand-dyeds from your stash -- or 11 different solid DMC shades, this little wildflower blooms to approx 5 x 5.

Finished into a simple hanging, the chart comes with the cut of linen, a few teeny buttons, and that twisted wire and wood dowel hanger hardware. The stitch details in the petals are giant Rhodes Stitches that go over 16 threads, so they are 1/2 an inch in finished size!!! Very Cute and uplifting.

Mill Hill Spring Bouquet 2015 - click for more
Mill Hill Spring Bouquet 2015
The newest selection of Springtime-themed mini bead kits by Mill Hill for 2015 is here. A new pair of eggs to go with the other 4 from previous years, a new butterfly (there is a gorgeous monarch from a few seasons ago -- make the pair! and ladybug -- these all look cute as plant pokes.

Each design is presented in small bead kit format -- the 14ct perforated paper, Mill Hill glass beads and DMC floss. These come with a magnet for their backings, so find something metal in your laundry room, sunroom, pantry, office, kitchen... that needs a bit of brightening up! Each finishes approx 2-3/4 inches in size... really fun to do.

Mill Hill Spring 2015 Button & Bead Kits - click for more
Mill Hill Spring 2015 Button & Bead Kits
This season's set of designs -- this has to be at least the 25th year for these kits -- they are always fun to see! Offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper with Mill Hill glass beads and tons of flosses and a ceramic button embellishment, they are an awesome value because everything is there... and they always use tons of colors of beads and thread.
  • MOM -- Get this for a beginning stitcher you know -- she can get it finished before Mother's Day!
  • Bridal Shoppe -- We have a MILLION different shops in this series -- both Christmas-themed, and some with a more Springtime flavor. Tea Room, Flower Shop, Pet Shoppe and an Ice Cream Parlour... not to mention all the Christmas ones!
  • Spring Robins -- Just a pretty Springtime decoration!
  • Window Box -- Something to perch on your kitchen windowsill...
  • Winged Monarch -- What a punch of color! (The smaller individual monarch is from the 2012 mini kits -- check it out too.)
  • Egg Hunt -- We like this one! a 'Retro' feel, bold graphics and color, this would be neat finished into a cube stand-up or something flat perched on an easel.


Hill Farm Hydrangea from Brenda Riddle Georgia Lou Bouquet from Brenda Riddle Brenda Riddle Florals
We have a pair of lovely pastel florals by Brenda Riddle that are enchanting. Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast linen in hand-dyeds by Weeks and Gentle Art or DMCs they remind me of the artwork of Cath Kidston -- an English artist that we fell in love with on this past summer's cruise to the British Isles.

Soft pinks, blues and greens, so totally dreamy for silk pillows plumped on a white bedspread in a sunny guest room. Offered as charts, each finishes approx 5 x 5.


Clover of Clovers from Bent Creek - click for more
Clover of Clovers from Bent Creek
Just like Heart of Hearts, the name tells you a lot with this piece! Offered as a kit of 18ct Natural Linen with #5 Pearl Cottons to stitch the little guy and his shamrock, he's only 50 x 50 stitches.

He'll finish 5-1/2 inches square -- don't forget to add his pot 'o gold nuggets!!!

Three Bunnies Pick from Dames of the Needle - click for more
Three Bunnies Pick
from Dames of the Needle
Isn't this cute? I LOVE the soft bunnies all lined up, with the long and loose backstitches. Stitched on Week's 30ct Baby's Breath Linen, this is precious!

Stitch count of only 50 x 50, the plant pick is a nice finishing idea to show off your stitching. Offered as a small chart.

Pretty Peas - The Sewing Case and Beaded Scissor Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Pretty Peas - The Sewing Case and Beaded Scissor Fob from Fern Ridge - click to see more Pretty Peas - The Sewing Case and Beaded Scissor Fob
from Fern Ridge Collections
Oh... I took a class at Market and MADE this little beaded fob!!!!!!!!!! Those Fern Ridge Gals are way too happy and have so much fun with their designs and kits... we had such a fun afternoon! Pretty Peas -- The Fob -- is a Peyote Stitch piece -- actually very basic and small in size. You see that pea vine on there -- that's tacked on after the basic beading is finished. Then, that lavish trim... just cool beads all strung together zip-zap! Their complete kit contains ALL the cool beads and charms, the threads, the findings, everything!

The matching stitched Pretty Peas Sewing Case is DARLING! Stitched on Week's 30ct Parchment linen, the complete kit is a treasure-package of hand-dyed silk ribbons and threads, and the embellishments include a little bit of wood, pea beads, Delica beads, CHARMING mother-of-pearl flower buttons, bone thread winders, and even a pea pod charm that matches the one on the fob. I love the bright colors, and I'm so proud of my little fob!

Mother Hens from Filigram - click to see more Mother Hens from FiligramWhat an awesomely contemporary and endearing scene! A trio of concerned Mama Hens are tending to their little chicks who are playing in the garden. A pretty, relaxed, loose design style, this looks young and fresh.

Charted for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it has a stitch count of 151 x 105, so will finish approx 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 32ct. Very classy!
Don't miss the other two new designs, shown below.

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

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

Eggs Ala Round  from Glendon Place - click to see more Eggs Ala Round from Glendon Place
Wow... you won't want to hide these eggs before Easter! Glendon Place has outdone herself with this colorful medley of beautifully decorated eggs! Eggs Ala Round features 16 different eggs -- all coded for 45 different DMC or Anchor flosses, 9 metallic #4 braids, and 12 colors of Mill Hill beads and even Gentle Art's Spring Grass hand-dyed floss for the greenery.

Finishing approx 13 inches round on 28ct linen, I think what makes this piece so incredible is that almost all the eggs are designed on a diagonal, which is really hard to do! So many different stripes and spots, each little egg is charming just by itself! Wouldn't they be pretty stitched (even on several different colors of linens) and finished into egg shapes, and all tucked into a basket of Easter Grass? The larger eggs all measure approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 while the smaller ones run a bit over 1 x 1-1/2 inches. Just pretty, pretty, pretty! Offered as a leaflet.

Harried Hare from SamSarah Design Studio - click for more Harried Hare
from SamSarah Design Studio
Oh my gosh.. this is so cute! Bunnies dashing with their carts of carrots seem to be the Springtime theme this year, and this one looks to be quite a confident driver! Harried Hare finishes approx 10 x 4 on Weeks 30ct Baby's Breath Linen. The cart of eggs is totally colorful, but what makes the whole leaflet are those STITCHED and STUFFED carrots! They are stitched on hand-dyed Weeks 28ct Scuppernong Gingham Linen. You can see the wavy green tops... that is the left-over un-stitched fabric that you have cut in a curvy shape and button-hole stitched around the edges to make it wave.

It is such a cool finishing idea -- Patti has great finishing instructions and actual stitch and fabric photos on the back page of the leaflet, so you'll totally understand what to do! (Flipping the center carrot upside down on the linen will save fabric -- but you can always purchase more than I estimate here.) So different, so *artsy-fartsy*, (spell checker doesn't like that word!), all is stitched in a medley of pretty hand-dyed cottons, you could always add embellishments if you like!
Easter Surprise Photobooth from Bent Creek - click for more
Easter Surprise Photobooth
from Bent Creek
Bent Creek has lots of new releases... this Photobooth design is only one of half a dozen! **(Click these links to see the rest; we have charts and two kits to show.)** First photo pic... the magician is going to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Second pic... ta-da... the bunny! Third pic... what's this? A pair of white ears? Pic #4... out comes a little chick dressed up like a bunny!

Very cute, this is offered as the chart and includes a cut of 32ct Belfast.
You'll need bits of thread from your stash for this quick holiday decoration!

Dog's Day Out from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Dog's Day Out from Crossed Wing Collection
Crossed Wing has a fun new piece available... it's a day-trip to the Dog Park! The luscious trees -- complete with a squirrel and a few birds for entertainment -- provide shade for all the darling dogs below. Actually quite large, this is stitched on Crossed Wing's exclusive hand-painted 28ct linen that is specially colored for THIS piece! It starts with gentle greens at the bottom, and changes to blue skies at the top!

Your piece WILL look like the pic, with the green behind the dogs and the blue sky! Finishing approx 11 x 22-1/2, this is stitched in DMC flosses, along with some Week's Dye Works, as well. You could always go thru your Crossed Wing stash of designs and add more birds or a dog or two to this, too! Perfect for a Vet's Office!!! Offered as the chart, with linen separately.

Spring Snapperland!
from Bent Creek

'There are always flowers for those who want to see them!' Spring Snapperland has arrived -- a 4-part set of small charts -- it features an optional freebie border chart that fits the 4 designs together surrounding them with that wonderful quote I just mentioned! Stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue Belfast Linen in lots of overdyed goldens, oatmeals, mosses, and browns... the Spring Snapperland set has 4 small card designs. Each includes a pack of metal snaps -- the required embellishments.

Stitch each individually... or join them together within the charming border design... it features its own embellishment set that includes some clay ladybug and bee buttons, and lots more snaps.

Little League from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Little League and Little Ballerinas
from Country Cottage
Well, I have a grandson this would be perfect for... oh, if only I stitched! (No, your Weary Webmaster, writing this description in Lindy's absence, doesn't stitch... isn't that ironic?) The design has a historic flavor that reminds me of the time of the old NY Yankees... Babe Ruth and all that.
Little Ballerinas from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see moreStitched with Crescent Colours threads, it measures about 8 1/2 x 5 1/4, and comes with an alphabet so you can personalize it.
Little Ballerinas, a design for dancers and those who love them, is the same size, and also includes the alphabet. The overdyed threads used in some areas give you more dimension, don't you think?

Bellemeade from Just Nan -- click to see a larger view Bellemeade from Just Nan
Just Nan's third breathtaking seasonal manor house sampler has also arrived. I would be thrilled to live at Bellemeade, Winterhaven or Silkwood Manor... but I'm not so sure I could afford the mortgage!!! Straight from Nan's creative imagination comes this exquisite study in brilliant, rich summer color, gardens full of ripe strawberries and graceful wildflowers, morning glories and ladybugs, running rabbits and a swan swimming in the pond, and stitch after special stitch!!!

A commanding piece, Bellemeade finishes approx 9-1/2 x 13 on 30ct Cameo Shell Legacy Linen. Stitched in an incredible assortment of silks and some pretty wools, the thread assortment includes enough to stitch the tiny 3 x 3 matching needle case piece, as well. (It features that pretty swan in the pond!)

Lovely borders and motifs, the verse reads While summer days are long and sweet, with blossoms ever new, I'll show to others of my time, what clever hands can do. Offered as the chart with overdyed silk, beads and gold butterfly charm; silks and linen offered separately. I just love this!!!

Seasons of the Trees from Rosewood Manor -- click to see a larger view
Seasons of the Trees from Rosewood Manor
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... see all the trees -- their many greens and browns -- throughout the seasons... Spring at the left... flowing into Winter at the right. Rosewood Manor's Karen Kluba has a real talent for her trees, her lacy motifs, her full, balanced, busy and intriguing designs! You can study her things over and over again, and each time, you're treated to some new little detail tucked somewhere in there! Seasons of the Trees is no different!

Offered as a leaflet, this is stitched on 28ct and measures a generous 11 x 18. Worked with regular DMC flosses... you'll use 48 of them from your stash! Her charts are huge... and best of all... in paging through the leaflet, I find 14 BONUS charts... little (and some a bit larger) take-outs from the main design that are suitable for needle books, ornaments, fobs, and mini-samplers! There is so much in here... if you like this one, check out 'And a Forest Grew' and the two Christmas Stockings -- Cranberries and Pines! Really unique, definitely worth your stitching time!

Sweet Harmony
from Teresa Layman
Needlework accessories worked with Colonial and French Knots... this is a charming set that's done with the same technique her miniature knotted rugs are... but finished into a special set of stitching cases!!! A pastel garden of flowers surrounds this busy beehive... and I love that yellow and butterscotch checkered border that sets it all off!!! Three coordinating pieces, each of the stitched pieces is offered stamped onto the heavy ground muslin.

Complete instructions are provided for 'knotting' and finishing everything... but I'm guessing this is for a bit of an advanced stitcher and seamstress -- (I can knot, but I can't sew, so I'll send mine out for finishing!!!) The stitched areas feature knots done in one stand of floss, to create a soft looks that reminds you of miniature punch needle! Your scissor case will finish approx 2-1/4 x 3-1/2, Needlebook will measure approx 2 x 2-1/2, and the fob is a 1-1/4 x 1/2 inch oval.

Included in the package are the patterns stamped on the fabric, needles, acid-free boards for forms, ivory flannel for needlebook pages, lobster claw clasp for the fob, and instructions for everything! Absolutely exquisite... this will DEFINITELY become a treasured heirloom!!!

Sweet Harmony by Teresa Layman -- click to see lots more




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