Spring Scamper from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch
Seasonal Cross Stitch Treats from The Silver Needle


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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

Bunny Thieves from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Bunny Thieves from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
Bunny Thieves fromTeresa Kogut
Teresa Kogut's new trio of running rabbits has arrived! Three cute little 5 x 3 bunnies with a huge agenda in place are stitched on 14ct white perforated paper with DMC floss. There is now 18ct perf paper as well.. so if you want smaller rabbits (4 x 2), choose that option!

Darling as stand-ups - they'd make cute plant pokes too. Fun stitching, easy breezy, all three rabbits - raspberry, strawberry and carrot thieves - are all in the chart!

Always Be an Artist by Boulder Valley Stitching - click for more Stitch Every Day by Boulder Valley Stitching - click for more
New Designs from Boulder Valley Stitching
  • Stitch Every Day - Here are rules for Needleworkers... spools of thread on here, this would be better if you wound tiny skeins of floss and tacked them on here! Still adds the color, but gives us floss - instead of sewing thread. The idea is cute though and will make a fun sign for your stitching/sewing room! We'll put a big enough image in the click-thru so you can read the verse.
  • Always Be an Artist - 'Learn the rules like a Pro, so you can break them like an Artist.' A quote from Picasso! Stitched with DMC, choose any background fabric you like, this measures 210 x 84 - so it'll be nice 13 x 5 on 32ct! Offered as a chart.

Take-Along Stitcher's Mat from Under the Garden Moon - click to see more
Make this pretty Stitcher's Mat from Under the Garden Moon
We have a model of this fun little mat in the shop - and you will fall in love with it when you see it! The cross stitch is on 10ct Tula or 20ct linen - over two. You can change the colors in the cross stitch to coordinate with your chosen fabrics and wools. They have a pic in here of 4 other colorways to give you a really good idea of what you can do. Finishes about 12 x 18 - what a fun thing to take to a retreat to spread out on your stitching area.

Needle pages, a scissor pocket, a place for a pad of paper and pencil... all kinds of stuff. I am a non-sewer - and my brain freezes over when I read finishing instructions. I think the more pages, the harder it is... there are three full pages of that in here - so I am thinking that's a good thing! Offered in chart format with those instructions! You sew-ers will take one look at this and go, 'Oh Ok, I got it! What did they do with this pocket here? (you peek in there) Oh yeah, I got it!'

Shamrock Reel by Samperbird Stitchery - click for more
Pin Cushions and Ornaments by Samperbird Stitchery
Shamrock Reel - Here's a sweet little piece - stitched on white with DMC floss and a bit of gold metallic - it's mounted onto a green painted paper mache box from Hobby Lobby. Lady Dot's Motherlode chenille trim rounds the edges... and the tiny 25 x 25 matching fob design is included and has designs for both sides!

Be sure to visit Christmas and Winter and Patriotic and Summer to see her other two designs.

Quaint Rose Needlearts Patriotic Spools - click for more Quaint Rose Needlearts Quaint Quakers #2 Summer - click for more Quaint Rose Needlearts Spring Chicks - click for more Quaint Rose Needlearts Carrot Patch Rabbits - click for more Quaint Rose Needlearts Tulip Urn - click for more
Some Pretty Spring and Summer Designs
from Quaint Rose Needlearts
  • Patriotic Spools - Wow, this is a neat collection of spool wraps. Quaint N gives directions for MAKING your own spools from hobby Lobby wood, or suggests an antique store. Look at the tall spool... you can turn your needlework if it fits on the spool in a different direction better. (who knew!) Then... she shows you a pic of her attachment on the backside - fold under the edges, old fashioned safety pins and antique buttons - NO FANCY FINISHING involved! Three designs in this chart pack, all are coded for DMC, but super easy to change to hand-dyeds. Find a spool first, determine circumfrance, then choose fabrics!
  • Quaint Quakers #2 Summer - Sail the Seas! This is so cheerful! A Quaker sailing ship, the glorious roses, simply-too-cute-crabs, and the pretty row of anchors, this measures 188 x 168, so finishes a generous 13 x 11-3/4 on 40ct!
  • Spring Chicks - Very hard to see in the picture, but chicks have just hatched from their speckled eggs, already with needle-in-beak! Three different designs in here, there is an egg-shaped needle keep, a cushion that reads 'cheep cheep', and a round pic that would be pretty as a box top.
  • Carrot Patch Rabbits - Another very-hard-to-see cover pic, this is a charming chubby bunny perched atop his equally fat and stubby carrot! Even the flowers on the companion pin cushion design are plump! Very whimsical and really charming, we KNOW this'll be cuter in-person than it is on the cover. All three designs included in the pack - coded for DMC and hand-dyeds.
  • Tulip Urn - A pretty floral - notice it is worked on two different fabrics! QR suggests watching 'Bluebonnets and Whiskey' on YouTube for a lesson on that joining technique! The design is charted for DMC, and 110 in stitch count.

Always and Always from The Proper Stitcher - click for more The Dance from The Proper Stitcher - click for more Lucky Ewe from The Proper Stitcher - click for more
Always and Always, The Dance, Lucky Ewe from The Proper Stitcher
Three fun new designs are on the way from The Proper Stitcher to us, coming home from Market!
  • Always and Always - I must have flowers Always and Always. Stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses this finishes approx 6 x 6 on 32ct. Just simple and very classy!
  • The Dance - Neat verse, gorgeous tree, this is done on 36ct finishing 8 x 9 using Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Love love that tree and the grass... and the house!
  • Lucky Ewe - Something small and quick to work up for St Patrick's Day... choose a background fabric a little darker than this is shown on - we are totally losing the sheep on here! Weeks hand-dyed flosses.. I just now see the tiny floral hat the sheep is wearing! Finishes about 4 x 4 on 32ct.

The Quaker Bee II from Samplers and Primitives - click for more Home from Samplers and Primitives - click for more A Collaboration of Spring from Samplers and Primitives - click for more
Quaker Bee II, Home and A Celebration of Spring from Samplers and Primitives
Three new releases by Samplers and Primitives - we love her gentle color shadings. We have gorgeous acorn designs from last Fall, and here are a few Spring pieces.
  • The Quaker Bee II - Pretty golds and greens... pretty touch of Quaker on the edge, everything about it is pleasing to the eye, and it measures 95 - so could finish 4 x 4 if you did it over one on 25 Lugana!
  • Home - Peaceful house, spring-green lawn, I like that huge floral urn peeking behind the house! Measures 136 x 145 - stitched with a medley of hand-dyeds.
  • A Collaboration of Spring - Looks like the same little house - but different landscape! The topper border is really cool because it's different from the other three sides... it's just a little bigger than the HOME piece at 208 x 120.

Flower Burst Flings and Fobs from Luhu Stitches - click to see more   Mousy's Strawberry Basket from Luhu Stitches - click to see more
Presenting Flower Burst Flings and Fobs and Mousy's Strawberry Basket from Luhu Stitches
  • Flower Burst Flings and Fobs Cyndy describes these as a little garden bursting with color Her newest leaflet features all 4 pin cushion designs plus the 2 tiny companion fobs. Stitched on white opalescent fabric, the larger cushion designs are 40 x 40, while the fobs are just 20 x 20. She has bundled her finishing fabrics (1-13 x 18 cut of each fabric print) together for these as well - and we are getting that too! 'Bloom Where You are Planted, Keep Growing, You're Blossoming, and Sunny Days Ahead' are the featured verses. Love the colors, we are bundling the finishing fabrics together with the leaflet.
  • Mousy's Strawberry Basket - Isn't this sweet? Just a mere 50 x 70 in stitch count, little Mousy is hoarding his berry - all in a 'greenery garden basket. Offered as a chart.

Tulip Cottage from Luhu Stitches - click to see more Flora's Posies from Luhu Stitches - click to see more Flora's Basket from Luhu Stitches - click to see more Mousy Sweetheart from Luhu Stitches - click to see more
Presenting Tulip Cottage Collection and Mousy Sweetheart from Luhu Stitches
Aren't these designs charming?
The Tulip Cottage set of charts features three designs - the Cottage (big at 8 x 11!) , the spray of flowers - Flora's Posies - (medium at 6-1/2 x 4-3/4) , and the darling little bunny - Flora's Basket - sniffing in her garden. Choose any white or pale pink fabric for these, they are shown finished with Lady Dot trims and velveteen of Berry Crush.
Mousy Sweetheart is precious too! He's on any light pink and he's holding a cheese Valentine for you! Finishes bitty - and so cute!/td>
You're a Peach, Valentine! from Luhu Stitches - click to see more
You're a Peach, Valentine!
from Luhu Stitches

This is shown stitched on red perforated paper (which is not available in the marketplace at the moment.) It finishes about 4 x 5 on the 14ct... you'll need to shop around for a pretty red background you like. I'm not sure it'd look so cute and 'retro' on a cream background.

Bee-autiful Queen from MTV - click for more
Bee-autiful Queen from MTV
MTV has a very elegant and regal bee design that she has done on 40ct Light Mocha linen using Weeks Dye Works hand-dyeds or DMC flosses.

Just about 4-1/2 x 5-1/2, I like the pop of black trim along the cushion edges.

Noteworthy Needle Turn Turn - click for more Spaghetti Western Sampler by Ardith Designs - click for more
More Super-Singles by Multiple Designers!
  • Turn Turn by Noteworthy Needle - I have absolutely no way to describe to you what this piece does other than the fact that it is a bunch of tiny triangular sides all stitched and finished in such a way that you can turn them inside out and around and your stitching changes to another season. It's all one piece! In looking through the chart, I have concluded that you have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out... or really, really good with visualization and geometrics and have a little patience! Janice had her stitched model at Market and it was enchanting to play with... just the coolest thing. So get this chart, and have fun figuring it out. It's on 32ct fabric and stitched with DMC and some Gentle Art hand-dyeds. The tree in here is stitched in three different seasons, REALLY cool, and you can see that the whole thing is pretty petite - because of the hands in the photograph. Talk about a conversation piece!
  • Spaghetti Western Sampler by Ardith Designs - This is simply super cute! It's got a western theme... with pasta all over in it! Inspired by her mom, who loved the old spaghetti western movies and cooking spaghetti dinners on those Sunday nights, this piece is adorned with meatballs, all sorts of different pasta shapes, (wagon wheels and bow ties!) and of course, cowboys! There is a whole little story about it on the back of the chart. Stitched on a pale red fabric with DMC and/or Gentle Art hand-dyeds, it finishes approx 6 x 9 on 32ct. A REALLY COOL kitchen conversation piece... 'Yee Haw for Good food and Social Justice!'

Easter Designs by Erin Eiizabeth
Wow... great designs for each holiday -- all are coded for regular DMC floss, and each is presented in chart format.
You Crack Me Up! from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more Esther from Erin Elizabeth Designs - click to see more
Esther & You Crack Me Up! - So darn cute...
  • Esther measures 63 x 82 - so will finish about 4 x 5 on 32ct. She'd be pretty on lots of different cheerful fabric colors, and you could even leave off the Happy Easter wording and make her into a bunny face plant poke! Just charming!
  • You Crack Me Up needs to be stitched and finished into a brick-style stand-up block. So sweet, it's coded for DMC, but those eggs wouldn't mind some metallic touches! Measuring 120 x 51 - this'll finish just 7-1/2 inches long and 3 inches high on 32ct.
Serenita di Campagna Easter Bunny CV167 - click to see more Serenita di Campagna Addobbi Uova di Pasqua CV168 6 Eggs - click to see more
Easter Eggs
from Serenita di Campagna
This is a pair of charts, that together stitch into a set of 8 charming fabric egg cushions. Beautiful bunnies, a chick, hen, bells and a dove, the two that say Happy Easter are larger. They measure 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 32ct - if you include the borders and greeting (which is included in English, French and Italian).

The rabbits themselves are just 35 x 55 - so just 2 x 3-1/2. The set of 6 smaller eggs all measure just 34 x 51 - so totally 2 x 3 on that 32ct... with each inside motif a little smaller. Beautifully charted in color, they are coded to DMC floss, and I think they'd be lovely nestled in a basket of dyed eggs and fancy grass.

Serenita di Campagna The Beach is my Happy Place - click to see more The Beach is my Happy Place
from Serenila di Campagna
A mama seagull and her babies play among shells, starfish and other things left on the beach. I think I even see a message in the bottle! Dusty, gorgeous, restfull... it belongs at the waterfront!

Charted for DMC threads, the stitch count is 187 x 119 (12 x 7.5 on 32 ct). The instructions are in Italian, French and English.

Serenita di Campagna Stagioni #3 Animals - click to see more Serenita di Campagna Stagioni #4 Birds - click to see more
Birds and Animals for the Seasons - I Colori delle stagioni #3 and #4
We have come across two set of designs - Birds and Animals for the 4 Seasons - that are charming! From Serenila di Campagna, they come from Italy, and include the seasons charted in English, French and Italian.

The animals one features a cat, squirrel, geese and rabbit... each abut 90 x 50 in stitch count - without their seasons' name below.

The birds are about the same size. I believe all are stitched on Country Vintage Mocha linen, and they are coded for tons of luscious DMC colors! Stitch them together as long pieces, or simply the smaller animals.

Freshly Baked Apple Pie... from New York Dreamer - click to see more Baked With Love from New York Dreamer - click to see more
Bakers Gonna Bake... from New York Dreamer - click to see more Cookies for Santa from New York Dreamer - click to see more Freshly Baked Pumpkin Pie... from New York Dreamer - click to see more
Seasonal Rolling Pin Covers
from New York Dreamer
New York Dreamer has several rolling pin cover designs at the moment - we have a summer/beach one, pumpkins, one for Valentine's Day, one for Santa and now we have Apple Pie! A cute decoration for your kitchen, get your rolling pin first, then fit your fabric to it... she's used Velcro to attach her band around the pin, but fabric ties would work too.

Something fun and different, it'd make a fun gift for Grandma, as Mom probably doesn't have time to roll out cookie dough!

St Patty's Day Trio from Anabella's - click to see more St Patty's Day Trio from Anabella's Needleart
Here's a new leaflet that features three designs for St Patrick's Day! A little too late this year to get them finished in time... they are TOO CUTE to miss this year though!

*Pinch Proof,* and *Lucky Charm* are fun, but that little owl is lucky and blessed and is dressed in his festive green. All three designs are coded for DMC, and quick to stitch!

To Plant a Garden from Forbidden Fiber - click to see more To Plant a Garden from Forbidden Fiber
"To Plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow." Stitch this for the Green-Thumbed-Person in your life! A Limited Edition design and kit I picked up at Market...it comes from Forbidden Fiber Company. They are 'mean and green' - their threads are hand-dyed, their hand-dyed fabrics match, and this particular kit comes in a hand-dyed cotton zip pouch that matches everything!

The green house design measures 150 x 108 - so around 7 x 9-1/2 on 32ct. The special kit comes with the fabric pouch, chart, 7 skeins of FF hand-dyed floss, a needle minder and the hand-dyed stitching fabric of either 25 Ct Lugana, 16ct Aida, or 40 ct Linen - a generous, hefty kit!. I chose three different fabric options to try to keep everyone happy! It's really pretty, and something fun for a 'plant head!'

Spring Parade #1 from Lila's Studio Spring Parade #2 from Lila's Studio    Spring Parade models from Lila's Studio
Spring Parade from Lila's Studio
What a cute set of bunnies all driving their fruit and vege convertibles! Four 'cars' in two different pattern sets, each ornament measures 70 x 70 stitches - so almost 4 x 4 on 36ct - and is coded for DMC floss.

Make them each into individual stand-up blocks to make a 'train' around a bowl of dyed eggs, but cute all stitched in a row as well. I think my favorite is the Strawberry Car... but Carrot isn't far behind! Set one has the blue egg, basket, carrot race car and duck. Set two has the strawberry, radish, sheep and artichoke cart!

Spring Fling Galloping Gardener from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Wooly Wellies from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Chickens from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Pigmallion from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling Buzzy Bovine from Petal Pusher - click to see more
Spring Fling framed from Petal Pusher - click to see more Spring Fling from Petal Pusher
Here is another fun parade of Petal Pusher's set of 5 favorite farm animals all decked out for their season! So far we have these same 5 animals featured in Halloween Hoedown, Christmas Hoedown and Patriotic Parade. MAKE SURE to visit Barbie's page... as we have them all pictured there. The horse is now the Galloping Gardener, the sheep is Wooly Wellies.

Next, we have Spring Chickens - can you see them all hiding in the flowers of the trellis? The 4th Is my favorite - that little pig. (He was Uncle Ham in the patriotic one, Heavenly Hog in the Christmas one, and Bat Pig at Halloween - now he's Pigmallion!) And finally, Buzzy Bovine - a cow wearing a bee costume, of course! 5 Small charted desgisn available separately, or in their set!

Des Couleurs dans mon Jardin from Jardin Prive - click for more Des Couleurs dans mon Jardin
from Jardin Prive
I think that says 'The Colors of the Garden' doesn't it? I don't need words to convey how pretty this little piece is! Stitched on Waterlily or Star Sapphire Linen, choose your count, it'll finish approx 6 x 6.

Coded for 11 shades of DMC, I love everything about those 20 x 20 stitched squares. Make them individually into cushions... add clay bee buttons instead of stitching the bees, use #8 Pearl Cotton for the white lacy borders to give it texture, make the sheep wooley - this is just the sweetest piece with pretty soft coloring. It's very small, delightfully so, and offered as a chart.

Stitching With The Housewives Red White & Bantam - click to see more Stitching With The Housewives How Does Your Garden Grow? - click to see more

May Arrivals from Stitching With The Housewives Due in the Shop May 3rd-ish!
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? - Pretty well... if you can use this pic as a gauge! Your strawberries are as tall as your little house, and your corn is sky-high! Cute and colorful, this is done on a white fabric that Priscilla and Chelsea tell you how to dye to get this gorgeous blue color. Finishes 5 x 7, just so happy and cute!

  • Red White & Bantam - It's a mama chicken with her baby - with lots more bright sunflowers. Finishes 5 x 7 - choose a dark gunmetal fabric so the bright colors show up!

Spring is Springing from Val's Stuff
Spring is Springing from Val's Stuff
Two new arrivals by Val's stuff... they hint at Spring, but after this last February weather... who knows?
Spring is Springing features a snowman who's going to melt soon. You don't actually stitch him - that's the background fabric... and the flower on there consists of tiny felt pieces... so actually, this goes pretty fast!

Kit comes with the chart, 28ct Jobelan fabric, and pink felt pieces. You'll need bits of Week's hand-dyed floss from your stash - Chartreuse, Watermelon Punch, Envy and Pumpkin!

Spring Scamper from Luminous Fiber Arts -- click to see more Spring Scamper from Luminous Fiber Arts
Oh my gosh, this is the CUTEST! What a wild ride everyone is enjoying! *It's time for Spring Scamper, the annual race through the tulips to see who is the fastest! The bunny and chick are leaping into the lead, while their friends race to catch up in their carrot-mobile. A chick in a radish plane (that is the best part!) flies overhead towing the race banner while tossing carrots like confetti down on the competitors! What a charming scene!

Presented as a chart, this measures 111 x 266 - so it'll finish approx 7 x 16 on 32ct. Worked with hand-dyeds and lots of DMC, I just love it. You COULD do this on 18ct linen and use #5 Perle Cotton... like the Bent Creek globe kits or the Shepherd's Bush stockings... then finish it into a glorious big couch pillow... it'd measure 12 x 30! (take a ton of thread... but how fun anyway!)
Enjoy several other new designs when you click through!

Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots moreJelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
Presenting Jelly Bean Jubilee from With Thy Needle & Thread
Brenda Gervais has just announced her newest leaflet release - Jelly Bean Jubilee! Seven cheerful bunny and bean designs - full of bright, happy colors!

Stitch them all on a fat-quarter cut of your favorite fabric... round up some cute ribbons and trims... and you'll be ready for Easter!

Cute Boots from X's & Oh's - click for more
Cute Boots
Isn't this little guy cute? With his words, he finishes about 8 x 9 on 14/28ct. I think he'd be a cute Springtime decoration hanging in the back hallway by all the jackets and boots!

I think there's a lot of stitching here... but some of you guys can whip these things up SO FAST! Coded for DMC, presented as a leaflet.

Peace on Earth from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more

Somebunny Loves You
from Cottage Garden Samplings
This cute little guy measures 93 x 125, so will finish about 6-1/2 x 9 on 28ct. It is simply coded for 10 colors of DMC.

We think it'd make a cute pillow for a little girl's bedroom!
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.

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, and I didn't buy nearly enough! More have now arrived! 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.

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!

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!!!

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!

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.

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!

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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