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North Pole Chamber of Commerce from Sue Hillis -- click to see more North Pole Chamber of Commerce part 1 from Sue Hillis -- click to see more North Pole Chamber of Commerce part 2 from Sue Hillis -- click to see more North Pole Chamber of Commerce part 3 from Sue Hillis -- click to see more North Pole Chamber of Commerce part 4 from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
North Pole Chamber of Commerce
This is a delightfully busy medley of designs - all businesses at The North Pole to support Santa! Offered in 4 separate leaflets, we're packaged all 4 together so you HAVE them, and don't need to chase down a missing part later on. You can stitch lots of pieces and parts of this alone, or join the whole thing together for a really impressive piece to dazzle everyone during the Holidays.

The entire piece measures 202 x 567 - or 12-1/2 inches wide and 35-1/2 inches long on 16 aida or 32ct linen. Coded for DMC, Sue tells you that you can use any fabric you like - just make sure all the snowflakes show up on the color you choose.
Part One includes the Snow Control Division (which consists of two elves with shovels!)
Part Two features Mrs Claus' Enterprises - her sewing room and dry cleaning services. Some cute motifs in here for small ornaments.
Part Three features the Toy Emporium and Sweet Shoppe - the row of antique toys is REALLY charming.
Part Four shows the Reindeer Flying Academy. Just really imaginative and different... I cannot imagine it wouldn't bring a smile or two!

Robotics from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Woodworking from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Auto Racing from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Robotics, Woodworking & Auto Racing
Sue Hillis has several new releases... quick-stitches for someone special in your life and just for fun!
She also has introduced her 4-part North Pole Chamber of Commerce Series of patterns... a much larger endeavor... we have it featured on Sue's page. Just scroll up!
  • Robotics features the cutest trio of robots! Measuring only 80 x 57 without the words - they turn out to be 4 x 5 on 14ct. Add the words, or even a name, this is coded for DMC.
  • Woodworking offers 'the final say' in the workshop! About 5 x 5 on 14ct... it's coded for DMC, and I think it works for lots of different workshops!
  • Auto Racing seems pretty straight forward... Build, tune, race, break, fix and repeat! Finishes about 5 x 5 on 14ct, coded for DMC.

Auntie's Sewing Box from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Your Attitude from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Your Issues from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Auntie's Sewing Box, Your Attitude and Your Issues
Sue Hillis has released some fun designs...
  • Auntie's Sewing Box makes a delightful 7-unch sewing box filled with all sorts of cushions and cases. The book cover pic shows everything you get in here... notice the band across the very top of the book cover? That is the band that surrounds the box, but all straightened out so you can see it. All the pieces and parts are in here, along with extensive finishing and assembly instructions. This whole set companions her Christmas Morning box set, her Study in Blue, and Something Wicked Box and Small Finishing.
  • Your Attitude - See if you know anybody who'd enjoy these! You can switch out fabrics and colors on them... do whatever you want to preserve that 'good attitude!'
  • Your Issues - The stitched pic says it all! 11 Shades of DMC, it finishes approx 6-1/2 x 7 on 32ct.

High Tides and Good Vibes from Sue Hillis - click to see more High Tides and Good Vibes Stitching Mermaid from Sue Hillis - click to see more
High Tides and Good Vibes
Kind of says it all!!! A new leaflet by Sue Hillis, wouldn't you just love to be spending time in this little camper on the beach? Coded for DMC, it finishes approx 4 x 8 on 32ct.

One of the cover models features scrapbook paper flags decorating it... and the leaflet also includes a cute little STITCHING MERMAID! She's only 32 x 18 -- so she'd make a darling pin cushion!!! Just a happy, summer design!

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

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

A Study in Blue from Sue Hillis - click to see more A Study in Blue
This little pattern set is quite the favorite everywhere it seems! Sue Hillis has covered a 7-inch paper mache box (she has source/ordering info in here) with cross stitch on the outside and lined it with coordinating fabric on the inside. There's even a pin cushion to store inside your box! Complete instructions are provided in here (with lots of actual photos of her finishing processes) to line the box and cover the top and sides.

You stitch everything on a 1/4yd cut of 32ct Country Vintage Mocha Belfast Linen with only Gentle Art's Sampler Thread of Dungarees - we are guessing 3 skeins. (if you find another lining fabric you like better, change your stitching thread color to compliment that! Nothing says this has to be blue, you make it your color!) Everything is adorned with vintage pearl buttons - way more fun to sew on a button HERE than on one of your clothes!!!

Christmas in Red from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Sue Hillis has lots of cute new arrivals -- Halloween, Christmas, Sports and even a fun leaflet for Dad's Father's Day gift!

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A pair of new sled leaflets by Sue Hillis. NO... the sleds don't come in white -- if you want them white, you have to paint them! These are, however, two fun collections of more designs to dress those cute little wooden ornaments.

Sue shows lots of rik rak and trims around her designs... you can do that, but keep in mind that perforated paper is good too, and you just cut that out and glue it on! These samples are a bit more involved on the finishing end... and they'll be just as cute if you don't fuss as much. Sleds are offered separately.

145 Why Work Pirate from Sue Hillis -- click to see more 159 Life, Liberty Pirate from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Graduation is Approaching!
Pirates! For the *Aventuresome One* in your life! Sue Hillis has been doing these fun Pirate designs for years and years... they come as small charts with a charm included and finish approx 5 x 7 when stitched on a 14/28ct.  Choose Use any fabric you like... depends on your Pirate's favorites!
  • Why work when you can pillage and plunder?  A treasure chest charm in here.
  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Booty -- no charm included with this one.

Post Stitches Small Congratulations from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Post Stitches Piracy Graduation from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Pirates Creed from Sue Hillis Designs -- click to see more
  • Stitch Sue Hillis' Congratulations... depending on the graduate... and your time frame!!! Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (No... not breadcrumbs from being lost in the woods!) Finishing approx 9-1/2 x 11 on 14/28ct, this uses regular floss, and includes alphabets and numerals for personalization. Congratulations is a bit smaller -- on 14/28ct, it'll fit in a standard 5 x 7 frame. Customize the tassel colors to the school colors if you know them.
  • Of course, Sue also has another great graduation piece -- a personal favorite of mine -- *Piracy, A Viable Career Option!* Just depends on your graduate!!!!!
  • Pirates Creed... Well, this pattern came to my attention, because 'The Thursday Girls' were checking it in, and one of them announced that 'HERE was something to stitch and post for 'The Tuesday Girls!' At which point, all work stopped, and we laughed and laughed! Ok... probably not something you want to stitch and hang at HOME... sends a 'Poor Parental Message'... but at work??? Could this be useful in any way???

It's All About Dad from Sue Hillis -- click to see more

It's All About Dad
Kind of cute things to stitch for someone special... definitely of a *retro* feel to these... I would have stitched these for my Dad 40 years ago, and he'd have loved them!

All three designs in one leaflet, choose any fabric, coded for DMC or Sullivans floss.

Baseball from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Basketball from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Football from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Soccer from Sue Hillis -- click to see more
Baseball, Basketball, Football & Soccer
Here are 4 sentiments to stitch for the specific enthusiast. Change DMC colors to match favorite team colors... frame them with a special photo...make a bedroom door sign... so many possibilities!

Each finishes approx 5 x 5 on 14/28ct, and coded for DMC floss.

Broderie a Paris from Sue Hillis -- click to see more

Broderie a Paris
Such a cute medley to remind you of Paris, Sue has made a scissor Eiffel Tower! Several motifs in here could be pulled out to make small ornaments and fobs, maybe a sewing case front?

Stitched with Cranberry Gentle Art Sampler Thread, this finishes approx 7 x 10 on anything 14/28ct. Charming!

Dark Shadows from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Creature Feature from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Creature Feature and Dark Shadows
Here are two fun leaflets by Sue Hillis -- each features a set of six coordinating designs that finish approx 3 x 4-ish... depending on your fabric choices. You can see that Dark Shadows is just waiting for some exotic color choice by YOU... and Creature Feature needs Weeks Chartreuse, Pumpkin, Peoria Purple and Carrot linens!

Make ornaments, stand-up blocks, little doorknob decorations, whatever! Presented as two separate leaflets.

Christmas Ride from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Christmas Sweets from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Christmas Sweets and Christmas Ride
A pair of leaflets by Sue Hillis has arrived in the shop -- a total of 11 different designs for the bitty Foxwood Crossings wooden mini-sleds.

So darn cute, each leaflet has nice finishing instructions for adding trims and such, along with the charts to stitch these 1 x 2-ish ornaments! Christmas Sweets features candies and cookies, while Christmas Ride has holly and skates. The small wooden sleds by Foxwood are available separately... we even offer a Baker's Dozen special on them!
Note! The Mini-Sleds are backordered until late January.

Reindeer Games from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Reindeer Games
Well, obviously, we can't finish these little guys for this Christmas... but aren't they cute? Sue Hillis has released a leaflet featuring 9 reindeer that all measure approx 70 x 55 in size. Everyone is a little different -- sweaters, scarfs, hats and even skates. Flying here and there, you can finish them off indivdually or into that long hanging shown on the cover insert.

Coded for Sullivans or DMC floss, you could always add some snowflake buttons or a little metallic sparkle, some wool for the deer bodies, or black metallic for those noses. Lots of possibilities with this one. Offered as the leaflet, there are ornament finishing instructions along with an actual-sized cutting template inside.

First Steps from Sue Hillis - click for more First Steps
Aren't these the cutest little shoes??? Can't you picture the little people who wear them??? One of Sue Hillis's newest releases, this leaflet features three different shoe designs stitched 5 different ways. Included is a full alphabet and number set, so you can personalize the shoes of your choice.

Each finishes approx 3 x 4 or 5-ish on 28ct, and is stitched with DMC flosses. Change shoe colors if need be... what a darling baby announcement?! You could even get the original shoes bronzed, frame them in a shadow box, and feature this stitching in the box! Moms and Grandmas... get busy!

America the Beautiful
We've seen an increased demand for this old-favorite design recently! Originally published in 1985, it's a map of the United states, complete with little pictures that depict each state's famous crops or industry. It measures a whopping 17 x 29" on 14/28 ct.. quite a statement for a wall! It was designed before the days of beads, buttons and charm embellishments... but there are lots of places that sort of thing would be fun on this. Enjoy!

America the Beautiful from Sue Hillis -- click to see a larger view

Uncle Sam's Parade
Oh, I just love this old-fashioned parade of little kids following Uncle Sam! Tricycles, a Radio Flyer, a red wagon and lots of flags and balloons -- everything a good parade always has! Stitched on 28ct linen, it finishes a whopping 10 x 21-1/2 inches...and is stitched with lots and lots of regular DMC floss colors. Just charming... I'll let the picture speak for itself! Available as a single leaflet.

Uncle Sam's Parade by Sue Hillis Designs -- click to see a larger view

The Graduate
Full of rich navy, cinnamon, and golds, this is a stunning graduation remembrance -- very classy! Stitched on 28ct, it finishes approx 7 x 8," with an alphabet, with spaces provided for personalization. Included are two antiqued brass charms: a key that sits on top of the books, and a lamp-of-learning to place beside the graduate's name. Available as a leaflet with the charms.

The Graduate from Sue Hillis -- click to see a larger view

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