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Summer Mouse in a House by Just Nan -- click to see more! Summer Mouse in a House from Just Nan...
We will begin shipping April 27th-ish.
Introducing Miss Pansy Mouse's next door neighbor -- Miss Strawberry Mouse! She lives in her pyramid-shaped linen house tied together at the top with a pink polka dot ribbon closure. 'Vines dotted with blueberry beads climb the walls of the house and gardens bloom on all sides. A trellis of roses surrounds the front door.
On one side of the house, you will find a fenced lavender garden with butterflies and bluebirds stitched over 1.
On the other side, a strawberry patch is humming with bees. In the backyard flowers spill from a 'very large' urn being inspected by two little visitors! Both the wreath over the front door and the large urn are embellished with tiny Swarovski dewdrop beads.

Inside, the pink walls surround a fancy floral rug, and beneath that rug another little mouse scurries about.' The pink felt walls can hold needles and pins. Summer House is stitched on Week's Dye Works 32ct Platinum Linen and Miss S Mouse is worked on 32 Blush. She is wearing a strawberry frock and sporting a lovely white hat! The house is approx 2-3/4 inches in size, Mouse is approx 1-3/4 inches. Presented as the 12-page stitch and finishing guide with chart, ribbon,felt, bases, crystals, string tail, mouse button base, flowers, and beads. There is an optional Little lady Mouse Mini Slide available as well!
This is part two of a 4-Season Mouse House Series... you can still get the Spring Mouse House... and we are offering an auto-ship for this charming set!

A Little Stitch from Lizzie Kate - click to see more Summer Smalls from Lizzie Kate Coffee Time from Lizzie Kate Liberty from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Lizzie Kate's New Things are Here!
  • A Little Stitch -- *Stitch Every Day* -- The 'bestest' advice!!! This is a 53 x 53 stitch count design which will finish less than 3 x 3 on 28ct. You can choose any fabric to make it larger or smaller (darling pin cushion!) but the chart comes with a cut of 28 Lambswool that is just perfect. There is also a fun little heart charm in here that says *Made with Love.* You'll need bits of floss from your stash -- not much -- DMCs or hand-dyeds. Then, if we need to send you some mini-ball fringe or chenille trim... just let us know... we can match something pretty! A Little Stitch is just one of LK's tiny LITTLE designs -- we have a ton of other ones! Chart includes linen and embellishment.
  • Summer Smalls -- More cute pin cushion designs, each of these finishes less than 3 inches in size... SUMMER is longer at 6... but you get the idea. Real cute grouped together as a collection of cushions in a basket... I bet we're going to get all 4 seasons. So by the time you are finished with this, you could have a neat bowl with all the seasons together in it... and everybody who comes by can re-arrange them!!! Chart with embellishments.
  • Coffee Time -- A trio of super-easy coffee-themed designs, That little sack is a cool idea. Mount one of these designs on something like that to hold some K-Cups on the counter! Presented as the charts with no special embellishments, charted for DMC or hand-dyeds.
  • Liberty -- The next in LK's Celebrate with Charm 2017 monthly set. Just a 3 x 4 cutie, make a cushion, door hanger, stand-up box... or frame it for a tiny space on the wall... there is a freebie border chart on the LK website to join all SEVEN designs in this series together, and another one with a Canadian conversion for the design... so you have TONS of design options here. Small card with charm.

Horses and Mares by Laurel Burch For Mill Hill! - click for more
Horses and Mares by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Mill Hill has adapted the artwork of Laurel Burch into Cross Stitch. Joining her charming collection of Cats and Dogs, we now have Horses and Mares!

Same awesome, bold and bright coloring, same signature artwork flavor... we have five designs to stitch on either 28ct linen or 14ct Aida. All five of these feature great colors, and Mill Hill glass seed beads as design accents. Moroccan Mares is stunning -- all browns, creams, grays and blacks... so pretty!

Ocean Boulevard from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Ocean Boulevard from The Victoria Sampler
The Victoria Sampler has sent a charming design -- kind of a miniature version of their 4 seasonal Cottages by the Sea. *Happiness is a walk on the beach.* A trio of happy beach houses are nestled on the sand, with a path running across the front yards. I imagine there is more sand behind them before the water... ?

Thea's charming set of seasonal cottages is finished, and this one just seems to coordinate so beautifully with them. Stitched on any light blue linen you want, the model is on 28ct and finishes approx 8-1/2 x 5 inches in size. Presented in leaflet format, the accessory pack contains all the three different brands of silk threads needed and black bead embellishments. Very colorful and pretty!

Vintage Needle Collections K L M - click for more Vintage Needle Collections
What EXQUISITE Needlework Treats!!!!! We have found ACTUAL Vintage Needles, in their ORIGINAL packages... and each comes with a tiny bit of history about the needle company who produced them. Needle companies through the past 200 years have been buying each other out and consolidating, saving trademarks, re-naming, merging, re-building factories, you name it! Colonial Needle has lots of tiny old treasures that they have acquired over the years -- and here they are!

Colonial Needle has *new sets* of vintage needles packed together in their small collections. These are brand new ACTUAL VINTAGE NEEDLES in their ORIGINAL packages. Four different companies featured in each set, you get a bit of history about the manufacturer and dates of productions. I haven't got the faintest idea what some of these needles were *supposed to be* used for... just the fact that they have survived in their lovely packages is enough for me!
  • Set K Features W Prickle Lo Lo Eyes, John James Harness, Abel Morrall Milliners, and Double Century Sharps.
  • Set L Features Abel Morrall Sharps, Milward Tapestry, T Hemming Crewel, and Leo Lammertz Betweens.
  • Set M Features Abel Morrall Crewel, H Milward Chenille, S Thomas Cotton Darners and T Hemming Milliners.

April Easter Eggs... Our April 2017 Secret Needle Night Kit - click to see more

April Easter Eggs, our April Secret Needle Night Kit
We found decorated Easter Eggs over the weekend! This is a softly-colored trio of stitched eggs... just the right size to make into egg-shaped pin cushions or little pillows to decorate next year's Easter Baskets!

They are our April Secret Needle Night offering... and are presented with three cuts of 18ct linen, all the Pearl Cottons, Fyre Werks metallics, buttons, poms, chart and needles you need to stitch them! Mona has an optional finishing kit available for a few weeks -- it has the boards, backing fabrics, trim, bows... all the dressings!

Cape Cod Keeps from Plum Street Samplers Cape Cod Keeps
from Plum Street Samplers
Aren't these cute? Plum Street has a pair of 3 x 4 inch (on 18/36ct fabric) pin cushions that are stitched with hand-dyed flosses on any neutral fabric you like! *Remember Me, Friends are We.*

These would be fun nestled together in a dish -- make them face each other... they are just small and sweet. Lady Dot's 'Rainy' baby ball fringe is the featured trim on them... super good dusky color to have on hand in your stash to finish other things, too!
Cape Cod Keeps is just one of Plum Street's new charts.

The Garden Gate from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Welcome Spring from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
The Garden Gate & Welcome Spring from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia Zittel has a pair of lovely designs on the way to us -- they are full of her stitching personality -- and are just delightful! Presented as the charts WITH her exclusive silk packets.
  • The Garden Gate 'Those who enter through this gate come never too early no stay too late.' Stitched on 32ct Beachwalk Linen in silks, this finishes approx 12 x 3-1/2 inches in size. It is PACKED with all sorts of fun specialty stitch bits -- TEXTURE EVERYWHERE -- and just about as many little garden critters!!! Birds, bees, squirrels and a kitty, the fence is pretty, the bird bath looks pretty popular, and the flowers are bursting with all those fun stitch details. Clear, large stitch diagrams -- nothing is too hard to execute. Every single motif is a bitty work of art just by itself... and you won't get bored stitching any of them!
  • Welcome Spring -- We have a few of these now...Winter and Autumn... so this is the third in the set. You can barely see the letters that spell WELCOME in here.. what you see are the charming motifs for the season -- all done with more of Cynthia's fun stitches. (she must lay awake at night making them all up... 'cause they are always different!) Several different silk companies featured for the threads, the stitch count on this is 216 x 30 -- so it finishes approx 14-1/2 x 2 on 30ct Antique Lambswool Linen.
(Just a funny tidbit here... our Stitching Circle kit we JUST mailed out to you guys was Cynthia's design... it called for that 30ct Antique Lambswool... and we bought it all for your Circle Kits. The supplier ran out... so we're going to have to improvise for a few months!!!)

December Crazy Quilting Chart from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more November Crazy Quilting Chart from Carolyn Manning Designs - click to see more

November & December Quilt Blocks
from Carolyn Manning
We are finally finishing off Carolyn Manning's 12-part series of crazy quilts in cross stitch. She has 12 blocks -- all 5-1/2 inches in size (on 14/28) that feature colors and motifs for their season or holiday.

Kind of cute, each is a chart with an embellishment or two! They would be pretty joined together, but they'd make cool pin cushions too!

THE SECRET PIN CUSHION from MTV Designs - click for more Dancing Dragonflies Sewing Set from MTV Designs - click for more Elegance in Bloom Sewing Box from MTV Designs - click for more
MTV is gifted Italian designer with neat stuff!
  • The Secret Pincushion Maria Teresa Vitali has some new designs -- we brought home three different sewing set designs -- all kitted up with her special wooden items and hand-made pins. The Secret Pincushion is especially cute, because it uses a Lone Elm Lane Shaker Pin Cushion Base that you make a cover for, and turn it into a little box! Presented as a chart WITH a handpainted majolica Italian bead sewing pin, you stitch this design on 32ct linen using only 4 colors of Weeks flosses. Mount it on a puffed board, add some rik rak... and Presto... you have a miniature covered box! A real cute idea...
  • Dancing Dragonflies Sewing Set This set makes a sewing case with interior pocket to hold scissors and a special hand-painted wooden thread board, a pin cushion biscornu, and scissor fob. Everything is stitched on Weeks 32ct Gold Linen in DMCs or silks. The main case measures about 4-1/2 x 5 when closed... cushion is smaller at 3 inches and fob at 2. Along with the chart, we included the special painted wooden thread board, the matching magnetic needle minder, the sparkling pins you see poking out from the cushion, and the little scissors! Linen and threads are available separately -- you probably have them in your stash. A little pricey -- it does come all the way from Italy.. and $88 IS cheaper than an airline ticket... so it's not really that bad! And it comes with all of those extra goodies!
  • Elegance in Bloom Sewing Box This is a 4 x 6 x 1-1/2 inch cardboard box that you cover and construct! Stitched on Weeks 32ct Linen with silks or DMC, all your tiny box pieces are included in with the chart, along with MTV's cute little hand-painted needleminder. What I LOVE is the pin roll! It consists of two decorated wooden rounds pierced with heart openings... and there is a matching threadkeep, too! They are the ends of a rolled piece of stitching. THEN, see the gorgeous porcelain pins poking from the ends? Lots of Rhodes stitches in here... you get the chart, boards, three decorated wooden pieces, the scissors and the gorgeous Capodimonte porcelain pins!!!!!

Little Lambie Pie Needle Minder from Puffin & Company - click to see more Puffin & Company has three new designs in her assortments of miniature tools!
  • Regular Needle Threaders -- The cupcake in the pic features a threading hook at the bottom.
  • Mini Needle Nanny -- The Birdhouse style... these have a rare-earth magnet set behind them to cling everywhere!
  • Micro Needle Threader -- That is the Ladybug in the pic -- its threader hook is much smaller to fit through beading and small needles.
These three designs come in all three tools... and as you know, Puffin has a TON of other cute offerings! Make sure to 'absorb' them all on our Puffin Page!

Little French Pin Keep from JBW - click for more Alphabetique from JBW - click for more
Alphabetique & Little French Pin Keep from JBW
JBW has seven new designs... I'm into Paris these days, so these two are my favorites!
  • Alphabetique is presented as a small chart, it is stitched in one color of hand-dyed (Cherry Wine in this one) and finishes approx 5 x 9 on 32ct Platinum Belfast Linen. Lots of bitty French-flavored motifs in here, the letters are all swirly and pretty, everything is charming! Think about stitching some bits separately for small cushions... you could turn this into a whole set of small cushions! Judy suggests antique button embellishments here and there... none come with the chart... but find some old white ones to dot your needlework!
  • Little French Pin Keep -- This is companion to Judy's Oh La La Eiffel Tower Scissor Case from last year. (That is now offered in chart format, #333, so you can still get the design!) Presented as a kit, you get the chart, pink finishing fabric for front and back. the rik rak, heart buttons and the cut of 32ct Baby Pink Linen to stitch on. All you'll need is a bit of DMC 601, 602 and 605 from your stash! A sweet little thing, the pins featured in the pic are a fun set by JABCO, and are available separately!

Lady on the Moors from Thistles - click for a larger view My Sister is the Bester from Thistles - click for a larger view My Sister is the Bester... Than the Bestest! & Lady on the Moors from Thistles
Thistles has a couple of cute charted designs that we brought home from Market last month.
  • My Sister is the Bester -- You could switch out that Sister reference to a friend... this is stitched with DMC or Sampler Threads and finishes 10-ish inches on 32ct.
  • Lady on the Moors -- (Do we have Moors in the US?) Pretty lavenders and greens in this -- DMC or Sampler Threads, it finishes approx 12 x 10 on 35ct.

Glitzy Rooster Needle Minder Magnets by Accoutrement Designs - click for more
Roosters! from Accoutrement Designs
Accoutrements has two gorgeous jeweled magnetic rooster needle minders that I just had to have!!! 2 x 2 inches in size, one is blue, teal and red in color, the other is black, gold and crystal.

I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I got them both! Now it's your turn! You choose, or have us choose for you!

Autumn Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more Summer Sampler by Sara Guermani - click for more
Summer & Autumn Samplers from Sara Guermani
These are charming medleys of all sorts of scenes, motifs, and memories of the Summer and Autumn seasons. By Italian artist Sara Guermani, each is presented in chart format and designs measure 278 x 263 in stitch count. That makes them 14-ish inches square on 40ct or 19-1/2 on 28/14ct. You can choose any fabric and count you like, though, AND stitch ANY or ALL parts of each piece.

Charted for DMC floss, there are little villages and animals all over the place... and you can see how the little sections would be fun to break up and stitch individually to make smaller cushions. You could make a whole bundle of bitty things to nestle in a basket... or make a larger statement for your walls.

Ghosts by The Glasshopper - click for more Mushroom by The Glasshopper - click for more Mushrooms and Ghosts!
from The Glasshopper
Jennifer the Glasshopper Gal has a pair of cute new pins -- topped with her lampwork glass! Beautifully hand-made, each pin needs to poke out of a pretty pin cushion or sewing case.

The little mushroom reminds me of the dancing ones in Fantasia! Substantial 2-1/2 inch pins, the red and white glass mushroom measures about 3/4 of an inch. The little ghost is white glass with black eyes, and he measures about 2cm long -- about 3/4 of an inch. These are darling... one of a kind. Full of personality, you'll never find others like them!

Red Shaker Tray and Hornbook - click for more American Homestead Sewing Set from Scarlett House - click for more Red Shaker Tray and Hornbook
We have a beautifully handmade Shaker-style wooden tray with matching mini-hornbook by master-woods-craftsman Robert LeHay. Measuring approx 7 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/2, it is completely hand-made and exquisitely finished. Brick Red on the outside, black on the inside, there is a 4-x 6-ish black hornbook paddle that goes with it.

Scarlet House has featured this set on her new American Homestead Sewing Set chart, and both are stunning!!! Tanya's designs are charming, and wow, they look great stashed into this awesome little tray! Attach a small cushion to the hornbook, and nestle everything else in the beautiful tray!

6-1/2 Inch Storks by Dovo - click for lots more 6-1/2 Inch Storks
By Dovo of Solingen, Germany, here are gigantic Stork Scissors! Same classic design as our smaller versions, these make quite the statement! They have a nice balance to them, so they actually are good for cutting!

Even though they are large, they are NOT heavy-duty such as a sewing shear. The 'eye' is just one small, precision screw... so treat these with LOVE, just like your smaller embroidery scissors. (That means no paper and no electrical cords!... we hear all those stories!) Super-pretty in a sewing case or neat needlework shadow box display as well.

New Spring 2017 Floss Sets - click to see more
OHHHHH... New Threads!!!
Our threads hang in alphabetical order on the racks.. we LOVE new colors, but wow... adding to the ABC order on the racks is killer!!! We have 4 new sets... get them all now, before you find out you need one of them at 2am on a Sunday morning of a 4-day weekend!!! (and you're on vacation and have no internet access!)

Riley Harbor from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Bowlful of Bunnies from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Riley Harbor & Bowlful of Bunnies
from Kathy Barrick
Kathy Barrick has a few new releases... I loved these tiny rabbit cushions when I saw them, and of course, that harbor scene is delightful!
  • Bowlful of Bunnies -- Frame them, or cushion them, these finish around 2 x 2 -- depending on fabric counts. Regular DMC flosses, too!
  • Riley Harbor -- The houses are neat, but Iove what's going on in the water! The lobster, crabs, octopus, whale and even the SHARK! Lots of balance, lots of geometric shapes and movement in this... on 32ct, it's 11-1/2 x 8!

Stars & Stripes - Lucy Moore 1865 from Needlework Press - click for more Stars & Stripes - Lucy Moore - 1865
from Needlework Press
Oh, wow... this is an awesome sampler that has survived from 1865. Re-charted by Needlework Press, there is LOTS of history in here about the stitcher, her life and family, and the times she lived in. It finishes approx 25 inches wide by 8 inches high on Week's 30ct Straw Linen. It features alphabets of Algerian Eyelets, one-over-one and Four-Sided stitches.

All the names you see are real ones... but, for heavens sake... DON'T FEEL BAD CHANGING THEM TO YOUR OWN FAMILY NAMES! It's great to feature other people on your walls... very noble and historic... but nobody in your family knew them... and it's OK to make it your own!!! So... think about adding *Family Established* and names and dates or something like that. The sampler is neat.. cool shape, awesome story behind it... presented as a leaflet with great pic of the finished piece!

Spring Time from Needlework Press - click for more
Spring Time
from Needlework Press
The fifth little clock design in NP's Time to Stitch Series! We have the 6-inch plastic fake alarm clock frames for these... Spring joins Christmas, Halloween, Sampler and Stitch Time designs!

Each finishes approx 3 x 3... so if you don't want a faux clock, make them into little pin cushions! We even have clock hands to attach if you want!

Arranging Sewing from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging It!
from Ink Circles
Ink Circles is getting organized with everything under the sun. Kind of a fun series of designs, each of these is offered in it's separate chart. They all measure the same size -- approx 6 x 4 on 30-ish count, and are coded for Sampler Threads or DMC flosses.

Tools, Fishing Lures, Orchestra, Sewing, Birdhouses, Vegetables... each one appeals to its particular hobby... These are a cute something to stitch for someone... unless their sewing room or tackle box is a mess!

Roses Melody Sewing Casket from Mani di Donna - click for more Mini Sunflower Pin Cushion
from Mani di Donna
Mani Di Donna had the cutest bitty design at Market... a tiny sunflower cushion with matching needlecase. Just a simple chart, it comes with the set of three handmade clay sunflower pins and the three metal thread rings you see on there. (Rings actually go inside the thread case... we put them on the cushion instead, because we didn't think we'd do both pieces!)

You'll need scraps of linen, and bits of three Weeks flosses... SUPER tiny and quick!
Simona has some other cool new things... on our inside pages!

The Early Americans from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more The Early Americans #1 Betsy Ross from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more The Early Americans
from Little House Needleworks
Little House's newest series celebrating our Early American Icons in History has begun!

Presenting in a series of 9 small charts ($6 each), you can choose just the ones you like, or collect them all. (Auto-ship offers that option.) Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Tin Roof Linen... make small cushions or join them together for one larger presentation!

Kesiah Campbell 1796 Sampler from Needlemade Designs - click to see more Kesiah Campbell 1796 Sampler
from Needlemade Designs
A neat sampler... especially when you know what the verse really means!!!! Tucked above the charming farmhouse and yard scene, the Gaelic words translate to *driving the ewes to the hills, where the heather grows... and to the small stream! By Needlemade Designs, you could stitch JUST the bottom part -- leaving off the alphabets and initials -- you CAN change the biblical name Kesiah to your own!

Adjust the border length... but do keep the little sheep stitched with French Knots! The entire green lawn is stitched with Satins - but they are displaced in semi rows, so there is a lovely texture to all that green, which makes this all the more charming! (Can you tell, I'm not personally crazy about the dominant alphabet up there? It's OK to think outside the 'chart' a little!) Entire sampler finishes approx 9 x 11 on 32ct.
Charted for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- gorgeous colors of Cast Iron Skillet, Country Redwood, Endive, Garden Gate, Grape Arbor, Red Plum, Moss, Oatmeal, Picnic Basket, and Woodrose.

Land That I Love - click to see more Land That I Love
This is a neat book, and you should buy it! (There it is in a nutshell!) It is a 120-ish page book full of line drawings of the 50 US states, and all sorts of lettering and motifs special to each state. By Indigo Junction's Amy Barickman, it begs for your creativity! Ready to be traced onto fabrics for embroidery... possibilities are endless.

A *Retro* personality to this... how neat would it be to teach a young stitcher basic embroidery with this? If you are traveling this summer... and you are going out-of-state... do pillow cases with motifs of the states you are visiting! If you go camping... it's a perfect momento! If you take a summer vacations somewhere... make kitchen dish towels with embroidery on them to celebrate your trip! If you have a camper -- maybe you have room for a cute stitched pillow in there? This book is your helping hand!

Fragments in Time 2017 - first 4 - from Summer House Stitch Workes - click for more Summer House Stitch Workes Fragments in Time 2017
Celebrating Elizabethan Crewelwork this year, Beth is releasing a set of 8 small charted designs -- each with the personality of antique Crewel's motifs. We have the first 4 cards in the series so far... 5 & 6 ship mid May and then 7 & 8 in mid July.

Worked on 32 Platinum Linen with Sampler Threads of Endive, Gold Leaf, Grasshopper, Aged Pewter, Picnic Basket, and Freedom, (one skein of each should do them all) the three-inch pin cushions are trimmed with Lady Dot's Thunder Cloud Chenille (One package will trim your entire set of 8 cushions!) and backed with Week's Blue Heron hand-dyed wool. (We have 17 x 26-ish 1/4 yard cuts or 8 to 9-ish inch Schnigglet cuts available. Get one quarter of one color to back them all... or get asst schnigglet colors to mix and match your backs.)

The colors and motifs in this small set are all inspired by old Crewel... rich teals, mosses and golds. Join the auto-ship to collect the other 4 charts as released, and give us your thoughts about that wool!

Mill Hill's Fall 2017 Button & bead Kits - click for more
NEW Fall Mill Hill is HERE!
Oh, it's that time of year... SPRING... which means it's also time for Mill Hill's Fall and Halloween line to debut! (You need a little time to work on these before this Fall!)

The New Button & Beaded Kits -- These are the 5 x 5 ones stitched on perforated paper with DMC and beads. We like that paper, but we also use 28ct linen or 14ct Aida as alternatives. Each kit comes with all the threads, beads and a ceramic button for garnish.

ALWAYS Cute: Harvest Corn can stay out for several months, Country Store is another in MH's Village series (there is a whole Christmas City, and another that are shops through all the seasons.) Spooky Scary features dancing skeletons -- very different and cute! Moonlit Treaters features that awesome moon that several of the previous designs have as well, Count Your Blessings sports the most gorgeous Autumn trees in their colorful glory, and finally Old Time Harvest has that cool old truck perusing he pumpkin patch!

Mill Hill Autumn 2017 Small Ornament Kits - click for more
Autumn 2017 Small Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
This year's 3 x3 ornament-sized designs are here too! Sometimes, they companion the larger kits, sometimes not. All are presented with their bit of 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary DMC flosses and beads and usually a Mill Hill Treasure as a garnishment. They work well for magnets, and small ornaments... in the olden days, the kits came with pin backs, so you could wear them. They do make stunning pins, and I am here to tell you that they launder well! (Over the years I have accidentally washed dozens of them! You'd think that paper would disintegrate, but with all your stitching on there, they hold up like iron!)

Happy Camper is just plain DARLING!!! Boo reminds me of the early designs -- very cute. Sally Scarecrow is fun and colorful -- not scary fall. Let Go refers to trees letting go of their leaves... but it might be good advice for someone you know! Be Scary IS a scary Halloween design... and we think that Autumn Gold is KILLER! It is stunning!

Mill Hill EERIE, ELLIS & ESSENCE - click for more EERIE, ELLIS & ESSENCE from Mill Hill
This year's trio of Halloween designs that finish approx 4 inches in size, we have trio of happy ghosts! What makes them kind of fun are the 'textures' on their 'gowns.' (I don't know that ghosts actually 'wear anything at all!')

Anyway, stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC and garnished with Mill Hill seed beads, they've simply added some long stitches in here instead of all X's. Very fun! Complete kits of paper, floss, beads, needle... time to get busy!

Memories by Just Nan -- click to see more!
***Just Nan Announces MORE LAST CALLS for Retiring Designs!***

13 more of Just Nan's pieces are retiring NOW... and will be available ONLY till the end of June (unless they sell out sooner!) Pictured here is Memories.

We are *SPECIAL ORDERING* these designs for you, as we have not carried many of them in stock for several years. Orders will arrive to us weekly, so you won't have to wait very long for your treasures to arrive!

We have tiny pics of the rest of the featured retirees on our Just Nan Page -- Don't Miss Them!!!
English Village I from Michael Powell - click for more English Village II from Michael Powell - click for more
English Village I & II from Michael Powell
Oh my gosh, I LOVE this guy's artwork! Used to be -- only kits were available -- now, we are beginning to get charts of lots of Michael's designs. Just stick me inside one of these charming Olde English Village houses... I could either be Cinderella or the Gracious Lady of the House... either way would be good!

Two parts to this charming scene, each finishes approx 8 x 12-1/2 inches in size. TONS of stitches in these, and TONS of color changes (coded for DMC, Madeira and Anchor) they call for 49 colors and then he blends 10 more together! You HAVE to LOVE backstitching to do these... there are NOT quarter stitches in them, you just backstitch hither and thither to create the charming, crooked, antiquey charm of these.

Each chart contains TWO charts -- one for the regular Cross Stitches, the second is JUST the backstitching. We have tons of other designs by Michael on his interior pages... some are cute and small, I have one started...............!

Flowers With Check Border from Michael Powell - click for more
Flowers With Check Border
from Michael Powell
Not into Olde English? What about contemporary, fresh, cheerful flowers? This 5 x 5 design is worked on any white fabric you like best, and finishes that 5 inches in size on a 14/28 ct size.

TWO charts in here... one is just the Cross Stitches, the other is the backstitch detail. Coded for DMC floss... it uses 18 colors. The charts are HUGE and clear, and have great pics of HOW to do those crooked backstitches on fabrics that are over one or two.

Swan Lake from Lone Elm Lane - click for more Ivy's Sampler from Lone Elm Lane - click for more Sweet Bird from Lone Elm Lane - click for more
Swan Lake, Ivy's Sampler & Sweet Bird from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane's newest designs -- use them atop their boxes, or on your pillows and in frames! Presented as single charts, Stephanie has new charting software, and these are beautifully printed as full color charts.
  • Swan Lake finishes approx 8 x 4 on 32ct Gunmetal Linen. LOVE the brilliant greens against the dark metal gray background. She says this pic is in the style of Rufus Porter -- a famous muralist all around the New England region between 1825 and 1845.
  • Ivy's Sampler finishes approx 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 on 32ct linen... hand-dyed flosses... I think this is a birth sampler!
  • Sweet Bird -- In reading... this is one lucky bird! *Ever green, ever clear, no sorrow and no winter!* Hand-dyed flosses, this finishes approx 7-1/2 x 6.

The Frog Motto from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more The Frog Motto
from Annie Beez Folk Art
*As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip!*
It's just one of those things when you're a stitcher! By Annie Beez, this is a one-page chart for this silly but sobering design that measures approx 6 x 5 when stitched on 18/36ct.

Coded for DMC floss, it'd be fun to add buttons to the flowers and do Padded Satins on the spools. Hopefully, you can finish this without too much ripping!!!!

Baskets! from Rosewood Manor - click for more
from Rosewood Manor
Karen Kluba has designed a sampler featuring flower baskets.

Just about Millions of tiny flowers in here... this finishes 12 x 18-1/2 on 28ct Picture This Plus Wren Linen, and is worked with super-colorful Valdani hand-dyed flosses.

Just yummy, as all of Karen's samplers like this are!
Leaflet comes with the Valdani flosses.

Out of the Woods: Raccoon from SamSarah Design Studio
Sam Sarah has begun two 3-part designs that are so cute and colorful... just small, simple, not a ton of parts to them, or tons of embellishments, these are MANAGEABLE!

Out of the Woods from SamSarah Design Studio Out of the Woods: Raccoon
from SamSarah Design Studio
Stitched on 32ct Charlotte's Pink by Weeks Dye Works, the raccoon is first chart, cute little owl is second, and that awesome fox is the third chart! Together, they finish about 11 x 5, and they are KILLER!

Colorful, full of personality, they are so creative and different from anything else out there. Super-cute for a nursery! Maybe decide on fabric after you have all three charts?

Blue would be good, apple green... we'll do an auto-ship for the other two charts coming to help you collect the set.

Heard it Through The Grapevine, part 1 from SamSarah Design Studio

Heard it Through The Grapevine
from SamSarah Design Studio
This is a cheerful hearts and dots thing all swirled together -- stitched on 32ct Charlotte's Pink Linen by Weeks. (don't get hung up on pink... you can change that if you need to!)

Presented in only 3 parts with no embellishments, you can always add as you want to, but this is fine just the way it is. Stitch the alphabet letters or make up a message of your own to spell in here! Heard it Through The Grapevine from SamSarah Design StudioThe entire design finishes approx 18 x 7.

Be aware that each portion CAN stand alone if you aren't doing the whole alphabet... so don't feel like you have to buy all three of these to get the full charm and impact of the design! We're doing an auto-ship for charts two and three -- in case you want them all.

A Scissor Sampler by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more

A Scissor Sampler
from Rovaris of Italy!
Rovaris of Italy has a cool piece -- it's the alphabet done in white against a natural background, then garnished with all sorts of scissors stitched in DMC 815 red.

Actually quite large, the stitch count is 130 x 430 -- finishing approx 8 X 27 on 32ct! You could change up the colors a little, stitch just your name and add the scissors you like the best to that and make a sewing room sign. Make a pin cushion with just one initial and one scissor motif.

Nobody says you have to stitch the entire thing if you don't have that much energy! It's just a pretty chart, we thought it was cool.
In The Beginning with Adam and Eve from Blackberry Lane

In The Beginning with Adam and Eve
from Blackberry Lane Designs
This was Marie Driskill's first design released in 2008! She brings the model to Market every year, and dismisses it (oh yes, that... it as an early design), but this year... she brought CHARTS!

No, the clock is not available. BUTTTTT, the design measures 130 x 320, and is worked over one thread on 32. You can go over two, and choose any count you wish, over one on 32 this finishes only 4 x 10. Only 98 different colors of DMC in here and 3 hand-dyes, it's pretty amazing.

The chart is intense -- like the Heaven and Earth patterns -- and they do take patience and concentration to work -- two attributes that others have more of than me! Just gorgeous!

Clay Garden Pin Set from Nikyscreations - click for more Alphabet Garden from Nikyscreations - click for more Nikyscreations has several charming new releases... charts and the ultra-sweet set of miniature clay counting pins!
Alphabet Garden features a flowing alphabet scattered all about the 100 x 131 stitch count design (finishes approx 6 x 8 on 32ct). Charted for regular DMC floss, it's a very pretty piece. You can mange up the fabric of you want, and changing DMC to hand-dyed flosses is a breeze! The chart comes with a delightful hand-painted wooden bunny button that measures about an inch in size -- you can see it beside the W in the sampler.

Clay Garden Pin Set -- These are lovely! PETITE, these are 2-inch long pins topped with a flower, bunny and carrot of polymer clay -- they are only 1/4 an inch in size! So stinkin cute, you can poke these into just about any garden, or floral, or bunny pin cushion, and they'd be a charming surprise inside a sewing case! Soft muted colors... this set I am describing never made it back to The Silver Needle! They found a new home in the pin cushion on my desk!

Make sure to see the rest of Nikys cute things on our interior Niky Pages!

Modern Folk Embroidery - click to see more   Modern Folk Embroidery - click to see more
Modern Folk Embroidery
I stumbled across this book that features 30 contemporary projects for Folk Art inspired designs -- all done in traditional embroidery stitches! It is fresh, colorful, young and just fun! It's crewel embroidery -- stitched with embroidery floss on just about any fabric you want.

The book has 125 pages of stitch diagrams, patterns and pictures of 30 different projects that are so NOW and CUTE! Bags, dolls, pillows, ornaments... you can finish everything in here any way you want! Browse through it, choose a project, the instructions are very good. Bright colors, very *Retro* on personality!

The Cross Stitch Garden - click to see more   The Cross Stitch Garden - click to see more
The Cross Stitch Garden
Another enchanting book I have stumbled across recently, this one features over 70 cross stitch floral motifs mixed into 20 different samplings and projects. Fresh, clean, contemporary, and elegant, the author, Kazuko Aoki, is a popular Japanese embroidery artist who now lives in Sweden and writes embroidery books! Her style is clean, petite, colorful, and realistic.

This is a very pretty book filled with luscious close-up photographs of the stitching, and very clear, inviting charts! Reminds me of the Danish Handcraft Guild look and Gerda Bengstrom, as well! 109 pages of sheer Cross Stitch delight!

A Stitcher's Pin Spool from Milady's Needle - click for more A Stitcher's Pin Spool from Milady's Needle
Milady's Needle has a cute new Stitcher's Spool design... it shows two stitchers on it, big 'ol nasty scissors (in comparison to the tiny little stitchers!) and the words *Sampler Sisters* along with the date. You can spell put anything you want to on there! Presented as a complete kit, it contains the chart (but there are TWO -- one is for 36ct as an option), a cut of 40ct Vintage Homespun Linen by Lakeside, and Gentle Art and Weeks hand-dyed flosses all beautifully tied onto a cardboard thread pallette with the stitched artwork on it.

There is coordinating topping fabric to match the flosses and Milady's chunky 2 x 3 inch wooden spool as well. THEN, to dress up your cushion, you'll see a pair of silver-flower pins by Kim's Needle Needfuls -- you get those TOO! Very cute, this is like the Rabbit Run and Garden Visit Spool Keepers and Cushions we were treated to last year (which are back in stock for a limited time!)

Foxwood Crossings Elf Made & Tested - click to see more Foxwood Crossings North Pole Sled Company - click to see more
North Pole Sled Company and Elf Made & Tested
from Foxwood Crossings
Foxwood Crossings has two new mini-sled patterns. Officially there are now a TON of cute offerings for the small wooden mini-sleds that are perfect a Christmas Tree ornaments and small decorations.

There are three sizes of sleds, and several of the patterns have designs to fit more than one size. The smallest size is cute on a tree or wreath, the medium ones still work on a wreath, and the larger ones make awesome table decorations.

North Pole features Santa, Elf Made features his ever-important Work Staff!    Along with Foxwood's sled designs, you might like those from Sue Hillis, Shepherd's Bush or Lizzie*Kate as well!

Spots of Paris and Ateliers of Paris
from Fireside Originals
Ateliers of Paris from Fireside Originals - click to see more Spots of Paris from Fireside Originals - click to see more Oh my gosh... our Silver Needle/Jeannette Douglas Cruise leaving from Paris is coming the end of May! There are 140 of us taking the ENTIRE Ama Waterways boat down the Rhone for a week.. but we meet in Paris first! I couldn't resist these two charts I found at Market!
  • Spots of Paris is worked on 32ct Ocean Kiss linen with GAST or DMC flosses. Do the 100 x 100 entire design, or make the little scooter and the Metro sign!
  • Ateliers of Paris is a charming shop window scene... I love walking down a narrow street and EVERY shop window is more charming than the last! (wouldn't it be fun to stumble across a mini Silver Needle in some 400 yr old village with stone streets and tiny mosaic door entries, and wooden windows that have 1/2 an inch of paint layers on them?) This design measures 279 x 120 -- good sized. Hand-dyed flosses, a few beads and even some Mill Hill Treasures... the middle shop is a needlework shop... it has a bottle of wine in the window, and a glass FROG Treasure over a gold needle... meaning NO FROGGING... which translates to NO Rip-It Stitching!

Boleyn Linen from Primitive Hare - click for more Colonial Hare from Primitive Hare - click for more Colonial Hare Pins from Primitive Hare - click for more
Colonial Hare & Her Pin Set from The Primitive Hare
This is a new design that has caught the eye of many! By Primitive Hare, it is a very old-style rabbit portrait that is charted in two different colorways -- blue and brown. Blue uses DMC 646, 844, 648, 3072 413 and 415. Brown uses 840, 838 and 3371 instead of the 413, 415 and 3072. You can use any hand-dyed linen, or Primitvie Hare's special 40ct Boleyn Linen -- it is hand-dyed, but she's put words on it... semi-readable... very muted in the background... for a super-aged look. Very interesting... some really like it, some not so much.

The Primitive Hare is quite large, she measures 155 x 249 -- so finishes approx 8 x 12-1/2 on that 40ct... or 9-1/2 x 15-1/2 on 32ct. The hand-made pin set matches the Blue Hare... not featured in the main design... they're just kind of neat to poke in a pretty pin cushion nearby! Colonial Hare is a leaflet, pins and linen offered separately.

Happy Halloween in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Beeutiful Garden in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Halloween Duos in punch needle from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more
A Trio of New Punch Needle Designs from Teresa Kogut!!!
Super-Cute designs presented as line drawings to transfer onto provided weaver's cloth, each of these is punched with hand-dyed or DMC flosses.
  • Happy Halloween -- Wow, talk about eyecatching! Finishes approx 5-1/2 x 7, punching around the circle gives you all that color variation!
  • Beeutiful Garden -- Charming floral border surrounding a beehive -- everything is muted in color on this... just gorgeous! Finishes 5-1/4 x 7.
  • Halloween Duos -- Cats and Jacks, and crows! I love the white outline she's added around everything in this! Finishes approx 8 x 6.

Angelic Vision from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Pray from Teresa Kogut -- click to see more Pray & Angelic Vision
from Teresa Kogut!!!
This is a pair of beautiful angels charted from Teresa's original watercolor art. Stitched on Week's Cocoa 30ct Linen, these are coded for regular 'ol DMC floss! Such pretty colors and such a neat look...

Pray finishes approx 6-1/2 inches in size, while Angelic Vision measures 5-1/2 x 7-1/2. Lovely!

Sea Flowers Tiny Box Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more Friends Are We Mini Sampler Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more The Sparrow Jar Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more Spirit of America Glass Jar Kit from Olde Colonial -- click to see more
New Arrivals
from Olde Colonial
Pam Reed has several cute smalls... everything is presented in kit format and includes the frame, box or jar!
  • Sea Flowers & a Tiny Box -- A very traditional sampler border, alphabet and flower basket, the 4 x 4 x 2 hinged box is included in the kit. Stitched on 32ct with Weeks hand-dyed flosses all pre-tied on to a thread card, your stitching mounts onto the padded top of the box. There is also a bonus fob design in here, along with lovely box lining fabric!
  • Friends Are We -- An itty-bitty piece, this is presented as a complete kit of 32ct linen, flosses, chart, needle and the 3 x 3 mini easel-backed frame! Your stitching is minimal -- there is a little over-one stitching, but since the whole thing is only 2 x 2... you can DO IT!
  • The Sparrow -- This is a 2-1/2 inch round and tall wooden box with 2 charted designs to stitch to garnish it's top. Kit contains the jar, charts, 32ct linen and flosses... would make a cute quick gift!
  • Spirit of America -- Cute little 2 x 2-1/2 inch, 6-sided jar -- you're stitching a small cushion to hang from the felt ball on top of the jar. Almost nothing to this, it's just a quickie!

Bat Kit Crazy from Val's Stuff As an alternative...
Buttons in Bloom -- Yellow & Purple Colorways -- on Perforated Paper.

A profusion of bright colors, this just makes you smile! Val's Stuff's cute chart comes with a 3 x 4 cut of 14ct brown perforated paper, and is coded for two different color combinations using DMC and hand-dyed flosses -- either a yellow or purple background variation.

Included with her chart is the set of buttons to stitch this BOTH ways! (We thought it was so cute, we converted it to a Secret Needle Night kit as well!!! THAT kit contains *our* color changes, the alternative threads and necessary linen cut... and is available separately.)

Crazy Cat Lady from AB Designs - click for more Crazy Dog Lady from AB Designs - click for more
Crazy Dog and Cat Ladies!
from AB Designs
Two of AB's new designs... we all have that friend who is NUTS about their cat or dog... they dress them, they cook real people food for them, they skype with them, they even stick them in their purses to go shopping together! (well maybe not the CAT!) Anyway, she needs this! Dog was released a few weeks ago -- Cat just came.

Offered as two separate charts -- both measure 61 x 133 in stitch count -- about 6 x 14 on 14ct. CAT comes with a felt fish for trim, DOG comes with a felt bone. Cute as can be... you could skip the top two cats to save stitching time... but not if that offends that Crazy Cat Lover!

Crabtree Remembered & Nora's Garden from The Purple Thread
The Purple Thread has two new small designs that I thought were cute as can be! Nora's Garden by The Purple Thread - click to see more Crabtree Remembered by The Purple Thread - click to see more
  • Crabtree Remembered is a *mattress-shaped* pin cushion -- 3 x 3 x 1-ish in size. Stitched with purple, green, cream and black, she has this backed with black felt. It's very striking! The complete kit contains the linen, flosses, chart, needle, felt, AND three black mourning pins that you see sticking from it!
  • Nora's Garden is super charming! It is a hinged book to hold needles inside. The front design follows a garden theme -- complete with that miniature stitch seed packet on there, and the tiny metal shovel charm. There are micro buttons and lace trims on there too. Inside the case is lined with the MOST BEAUTIFUL rose and cream silk gingham and a soft solid green. The complete kit contains the finishing boards, flosses and silks, buttons, shovel, ribbons, 30ct Weeks Hand-dyed linen, that gorgeous silk lining fabric and even some wool batting to make the front a little soft and puffy.

Christmas Friends from Sue Hillis -- click to see more 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!

Christmas in Red & Christmas Friends
from Sue Hillis Designs
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.

To Thine Ownself... Be True from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more To Thine Ownself... Be True
from Abby Rose Designs
Abby Rose presents four new pin cushion-sized designs... To Thine Ownself... Be True is just one. (The other three are described on our interior AR page.)

Offered as a chart, it is worked on 30ct (but can be anything you want!) in soft pinks, greens and browns of Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Not big, not a series, not representing a season, this is simply a lovely little design! Want some chenille or hand-dyed silk trim for it? We have lots to choose from and can do that for you!

Coffee Quaker from Heartstring Samplery - click for more Lots of new by Heartstring Samplery... everything is on our interior pages, but here is one of my favorites!

Coffee Quaker
from Heartstring Samplery
*First I drink the coffee, then I do the things...* What a fun thing to hang on your kitchen wall near the coffee pot! Grab a smattering of different hand-dyed brown flosses... this finishes approx 9-1/2 x 11 on 36ct.

Great Quaker motifs, it just speaks for itself! Presented as a chart.

Moon and Back from Heart in Hand - click for more
Heart in Hand has several new releases... here is just one. The rest are tucked onto our Heart in Hand and Wee Ones pages... take a peek!

Moon and Back from Heart in Hand
*I Love You to the moon and back and more than all the stars in the sky.* This delightful verse is stitched into a very long and thin design that finishes approx 2 x 24 inches on 32ct!

It is worked with hand-dyed threads and features a set of 4 wooden button embellishments -- two flowers, a fish and a heart -- which are included with the leaflet. Super simple on the stitching, but super huge on personality, it would make a darling nursery or child's bedroom decoration.

Cool Beans 120 A Whole Latte Love from Hands-On Design Cool Beans 121 Go Your Own Way from Hands-On Design Cool Beans 122 Brew It from Hands-On Design   Cool Beans grid from Hands-On Design
Cool Beans! from Hands-On Design
Hands On Design is beginning a new set of designs to celebrate Coffee!!! Nine single 1/2-Sheet full color charts, each finishes approx 4 inches square on 32ct linen. Each chart is available individually, and you can stitch these individually, but there IS a simple border chart (on the Hands On website) that guides you in stitching them together into one (235 x 237) 14 x 14 square.

Coded for DMC, they are fresh and fun. The first three designs of the nine are available now.. the other six to follow in two more shipments (May and July). We have an auto-ship for them, in case you want to collect the whole set.

Hens & Birds from Hands-On Design

Hens & Birds
from Hands-On Design
The #2 Chart in the Hands On 12 Days of Christmas ornaments... the colors in this series are just mouthwatering!

Stitched on 28ct Aztec Red Hand-dyed Gingham Linen by Weeks... FINALLY, all our linens and flosses, and charts AND buttons are here at one time and ready to go!

D is For Dracula The Stitching Parlour D is For Dracula Scissor Keep
from The Stitching Parlour
This is the cutest thing.. it is a top and lining design for a 2-1/2 x 5 x 1-1/2 wooden hinged old-fashioned casket box! Presented as the chart with little box and cut of 32ct Picture This Plus's Haunted Linen, you stitch the appropriate RIP on gravestones in the spooky yard complete with bat hanging in the moonlight.

Inside the little box, there is Dracula to guard over you scissors! (Baby Storklettes by Kelmscott are in the model -- but any 3-1/2 inch pair will fit.) Stitched with Weeks flosses, this is small but packs a lot of personality! Presented as the chart with casket and fabric cut.

The Spring 2017 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue - click to see more

The Spring 2017 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue
The next issue of this great magazine has arrived.. full of Cross Stitch and Punch Needle designs -- LOOK at this awesome Barnyard Boss Rooster!!!

54 pages of beautiful pictures, instructions and full-sized design templates, this is definitely a magazine that is a KEEPER! Printed on super-heavy paper, not filled with ads, it's not really a typical magazine -- it's a Project Treasury that changes every few months!!!!! Get an issue or two from our selection of back-issues and then subscribe!

Bat Kit Crazy from Val's Stuff Lots of Fun New Things from Val's Stuff are here!!! An explosion of color and personality!
Val does cute things for Halloween and Christmas -- she has quite a collection of ornaments stitched on perforated paper, and there are more!

Bat Kit Crazy -- These are the CUTEST! Make this flying bat with wings stitched on perforated paper. You add his felt ball body and ball eyes... stitch on black eyes and some little clay fangs and he's finished! Choose between GREEN or PURPLE balls... both charts for *Bite Me* and *Just Batty* are included in the kit.

All you'll add are bits of floss from your stash. Kit contains the charts, paper, green or purple felt ball, matching green or purple week's felt to back your bat, his white eye balls, black button eyes, and fang buttons. He finishes approx 1-1/2 x 6 inches in size!

Herman The Hedgehog: His Sewing Case and Fob from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view Herman The Hedgehog: His Sewing Case and Fob from Fern Ridge - click for a larger view
Herman The Hedgehog: His Sewing Case, Fob and Glasshopper Pin!
from Fern Ridge Collections
This is SO DARN CUTE... you are going to fall in love with Herman! Fern Ridge's Pat and Peggy have created such a fun sewing set... presented in full kits... you get EVERYTHING neat and cool to finish this little guy in style!
  • Herman - The Sewing Case This measures about 3 x 4 when closed. Beaded edge treatment, check out the little hand-made red and white spotted glass mushroom button holding it closed! Stitched on 32ct Flax linen with Sullivans floss, Herman is on the front cover, his little forest on the back. Lots of special stitches in the tree. Open his case to find a stitched pocket for a hedgehog thread winder -- it's garnished with a silver mushroom charm. Herman The Hedgehog: His Sewing Case and Fob from Fern Ridge - click for a larger viewNext, there is a ruler band -- yes, you get the wooden ruler etched with another baby hedgehog. then linen pages to hold needles, another pocket to hold the hedgehog waxer that is included, and another pocket to help hold one of your small scissors. Great colors, and super cute, the kit includes the chart, linen, lining fabrics and interfacing. Beads, buttons, glass mushroom, ribbon, waxer wooden winder and ruler, silvery mushroom charm... I hope I haven't left anything out!
  • Herman - The Beaded Fob This little guy is so much fun to do! He is Peyote Stitch (which is a beading technique, not Cross Stitch) with lavish fringe at the bottom and sticky-outey 'quills' from his back. Presented in a complete kit, the Peyote part takes about 3 hours to do... quills another hour, and fringe another one or two -- I'm always getting my thread accidentally wrapped around the rest I have already done! Pretty browns and greens, you get everything in the kit. Herman finishes approx 4 inches long from head to fringe!
  • Herman - The Stick Pin WOW... Glasshopper made Herman come to life for Fern Ridge... he's even hand-painted!!!!! About 1/2 an inch in size, he is ceramic, and features a glass 'polka dot blanket' on his back handmade just for him! THE CUTEST little pin... get him for anywhere you need a tiny hedgehog! He's available separately from the case and fob!

Pink & Green Glass-Topped Pins from Giulia Punti Antichi - click to see more Blue Majolica Pin Set from Giulia Punti Antichi - click to see more Raffaellesco Bead Set from Giulia Punti Antichi - click to see more Giulia's Stunning Pins from Giulia Punti Antichi
I couldn't resist these one-of-a-kind GORGEOUS pins that traveled all the way from Italy in Giulia's suitcase! There are awfully difficult to take back to the shop after they are sitting here beside me! I bought only 6 sets of each!
  • Raffaellesco Deruta Bead -- This is a pair of beads designed to dress up a tassel or cording. Use it as a finishing dressing on a fob or pin cushion. The main pottery bead measures approx 1-1/4 inches x 1. It is LOVELY and hand-painted with the famous Raffaellesco pattern There is a matching 1/2 inch soft green bead to compliment. You'll need to find something special for this!
  • Blue Majolica Pin set -- Light blues... one is painted pottery, the other glass and silver. Pins measure about 2-1/2 inches long.
  • Pink & Green Glass-Topped Pins -- set of three beautiful floral glass beads -- the green one has gold metallic inside the glass, the rose one has the flower fired into the porcelain (?) ... neat accent beads... the rose one is patterned glass... difficult to describe, but absolutely gorgeous! Approx 2-1/2 inches long.

A Walk to the Sea By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly A Walk in the Garden By Madame Chantilly from Madame Chantilly
Presenting Little Miss Strawberry and Watermelon Butts
from Madame Chantilly
Oh my gosh, these are DARLING! Madame Chantilly has two new designs -- A Walk in the Garden, and A Walk to the Sea. Just simple, seasonal pieces, each measures about 7 x 8 on 32ct... so if you want them smaller, leave off the border.

We think they are charming, and have re-named them BECAUSE of their little rumps! 'Garden' is a spring strawberry, and 'Sea' is a summer watermelon! Presented as charts.

Vintage Thread Cards from Stacy Nash -- click to see more
New Arrivals from Stacy Nash Primitives
Vintage Thread Cards... also The Animal Crackers Series and Rose Garden Sewing Basket... all new this month!
Aren't these fun? Heavy cardboards covered with vintage prints, they measure approx 3 x 4-1/2 and feature 8 holes to loop your stitching threads. Use them to organize works in progress, or to decorate the insides of your stitched cases. They'd even be pretty tucked with stitched pin cushions in a basket or bowl... and the rabbits and lambs could perch beside some Easter Eggs! Assorted Vintage Halloween, Christmas and Animals... if you have a preference, let us know!

Prairie Schooler's Santas Revisited III - click to see more Prairie Schooler's Santas Revisited II - click to see more
6 More The Prairie Schooler Santas are sliding down the chimney again!
Previously unavailable TWICE in the past... third time is a charm for these guys! Prairie Schooler's annual Santas have been Re-re-printed... and if you don't get them now... there will never be a 4th chance!

33 years of classic design...check your stash, organize them by year, and fill these in if you need ANY of the years. Santas Revisited II has 1984 (the FIRST ONE!!!), 1989, and 1991. Revisited III has 1987, 1993 and 1996.

Skep of Bees by Bent Creek -- click to see more Shake It Up Globe by Bent Creek -- click to see more Five New Offerings by Bent Creek... We brought them all home from Market! Here are two.. the rest are on our Bent Creek interior pages.
New Kits from Bent Creek
  • Shake It Up Globe -- BC's annual Snow Globe release we have 15 others in this series -- so this is year #16! Presented as a complete kit of easy-breezy-to-see 18ct Natural Lite linen with #5 pearl cottons and a few button and bead embellishments, this is perfect for travel because it's easy to see. Cute snowmen are floating around in the snowstorm inside your 5 x 5 globe... the flakes in the background are the little glass seed beads with a matte white color.
  • Skep of Bees -- Another fun design worked on 18ct linen... this one companions the heart of hearts, pumpkin of leaves.. that series. Golds, black and white of #5 pearl cotton, this finishes approx 5 x 5 - like all the rest in it's series. The little hive is full of dedicated bees, and you can identify the Queen -- she has a crown on! Presented as the kit of chart, linen and threads.
Be sure to click through to our other Bent Creek page to see the other new designs!

By The Sea from Erica Michaels - click for more By The Sea from Erica Michaels - click for more By The Sea from Erica Michaels - click for more
By The Sea from Erica Michaels
Erica Michaels has seven new things -- BERRIES and MORE BERRIES, this darling sewing set, a few more Petite Gauze samplers and a Reproduction piece!! Everything is described on our inside EM pages... but I LOVE this seaside one, so thought I'd chat about it!!!

Stitch the By The Sea sewing set on 32ct Petit Point Natural linen. The 5 x 7 sewing case outside features a row of cute beach cabanas, the inside features the lyrics of *By the Sea*, along with a bit of aqua wool for your needles.
Next is the 3-inch-ish Strawberry pin cushion, with a sand dollar wool topping. Same 32ct linen, the design is charming all around -- a little mermaid, sand castle and sunshine, pelicans crabs, waves and a little fish. Linda has photos in here of her finishing, and an EXCELLENT picture of the top of this berry. You embroider a sand dollar on there!

Finally, there is a Mermaid pocket watch locket! PRECIOUS! It is stitched on the included 40ct silk gauze, and fits into a 1-1/2 inch pocket watch frame. Absolutely the cutest thing EVER! Package includes charts for all three projects, finishing pics and instructions for all three and silk for the locket. Locket Frame, Polka Dot and solid Linen, Deep Sea and Snow Cream wool schnigglets, and set of seaside JABCO pins are available separately. (I didn't quote fabric (approx $30-ish) as there are three different pieces, and the cut sizes will probably vary, depending on supply!)

Vintage Birds and Mighty Acorn
from Jeannette Douglas Designs
The Mighty Acorn from Jeannette Douglas Vintage Birds by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Jeannette Douglas's new things released at Market are all here! Nine new designs in all... large samplers all the way down to bitty 1-inch pin cushions, everything is quite detailed with thread and fabric offerings. Lets see how well I can describe it all! Pics and my notes are all on Jeannette's pages... so enjoy the browse! Info about these pics first!
  • Vintage Birds -- A leaflet, the third in this set -- Vintage Stars and Vintage Flowers -- this is a pretty 8 x 8 piece that is stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Weeks hand-dyed flosses. You could change some of them to the Simply Wools - a soft look Jeannette used in Flowers and Stars, as an option. Anyway, the peacock tail in here happens to be Algerian Eyelet - each over six threads! SUPER soft in shading and color, gorgeous!
  • The Mighty Acorn -- Well, this little guy is solid silks and solid specialty stitches -- not a Cross Stitch in here! Finishing approx 4-1/2 inches square on 40ct, the Bargello border is over an inch wide, full of dramatic movement! The acorn itself is all Milanese Stitch... the chart is intoxicating! It's only 40 by 50 stitches in size, too! Lovely brown, greens and creme silks, this is not for a beginner stitcher! Presented as the chart with Gloriana, Classic, Access Commodities, Thread Gatherer and Rainbow Gallery silks and metallics. Mighty Acorn is only PART of Roses and Acorns -- a larger sampler!

Main Street from Country Cottage Needleworks -- click to see more Announcing Main Street
from Country Cottage Needleworks - Debuting in April 2017!
This is a new series of 10 monthly charts releasing each month beginning this April continuing till January of 2018. Each has a stitch count of 59 x 83 (approx 3 x 5), if you stitch it together in two rows as shown, it'll measure 295 x 157 (18-1/2 x 10). Worked on 32ct Star Sapphire Linen a yummy soft blue/aqua color... this color works for both stitching options.

Along with several DMC flosses (3 of white), you will need 2 skeins of Classic Colorworks Cocoa Bean and 2 of Four Leaf Clover. Auto-ship begins in April... main fabric cut with first shipment or individual cuts each month!

Taking it E-Sea from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Through The Storms from Silver Creek Samplers - click for more Through The Storms and Taking it E-Sea
from Silver Creek Samplers
Silver Creek Samplers has exhibited at Market and now we have 6 new designs!!! All presented as charts, we've had Eye on the Sparrow for years and years, and are now thrilled to offer more of Diane's designs!
  • Through The Storms -- Finishing approx 7 x 7 on any 32ct you choose... Diane says this might make a really nice wedding or shower gift -- along with an umbrella!! Charted for DMC or hand-dyed flosses.
  • Taking it E-Sea -- *At the beach is where I find a place to let my soul unwind.* Finishes approx 5 x 5 on a 32ct antique ivory color ... hand-dyeds or DMC!

Quaker House Token from Chessie & Me - click for more Garden House from Chessie & Me - click for more Home Safe to Me from Chessie & Me - click for more
Chessie & Me! has several new things. Here are pics of a few, the rest are tucked onto our Chessie & Me pages.
  • Quaker House Token -- This is Linda's small kit for this season, stitched on Zweigart's 36ct Cedar Linen. She has motifs stitched over one and two worked with Gloriana hand-dyed silks of Antique Black, Chocolate, Mocha and Old Gold. A charming little cushion, it finishes just 3 x 4-1/2 inches in size. Presented as the complete kit of chart, linen and silks.
  • Garden House -- This companions Linda's Garden House Stitch Book --same pretty colors, motifs, etc. This time, you can make a fob and a cushion, but she shows it wrapped around a scissor block! (blocks are all different sizes, you might lose a tree or two on the sides! The one pictures has 9 holes.) Stitched with Weeks flosses on 32ct Weeks Beige Linen the wool featured in the finishing is Week's Cinnabar Houndstooth pattern. Any of the 4 wool finishes -- herringbone, houndstooth, glen plaid or solid will look good on the finished pieces -- you don't see enough of the pattern to matter... and if you aren't a pink gal... go green! (we can help choose wools for you.) Anyway, main sampler finishes approx 2-1/2 x 7 (a long skinny cushion size), the initial square measures 2 x 2-1/2 and the fib is under 2 inches in size! A charming set, with a neat finishing idea!
  • Home Safe to Me -- A bitty seaside-inspired needlebook and fob set, you are making a Pyn Keep to match as well. Everything is stitched on 36ct (you can choose anything you want), and each piece is stitched on both sides. The Needlebook finishes about 4-1/2 x 9, -- wool pages inside -- it features Linda's trademark design of Satin Stitches mixed in everywhere, Smyrnas as well, and some motifs over one. Her things always have lots of pretty texture because of the stitches mixed in. So... if you don't want the set of smalls, this could simply be a 4-1/2 inch square cushion. The matching scissor fob is under 2 inches -- whale on one side, tall ship on the other. The Pyn Keep measures just 2 x 2 -- mermaid on one side, anchors on the other. Stitched with a combo of Weeks and Gentle Art flosses -- gorgeous colors!

Garden Urn Pinkeep kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Garden Urn Pinkeep
from Samplers Not Forgotten
Kim Nugent released such a charming pin cushion at Market last week... it is her limited edition... and it is just lovely. Presented as a kit, she chose 36ct Vintage Pear Lakeside Linen, paired it with an antique-flavored calico backing fabric, and soft hand-dyed Sampler Threads of Old Brick, Pecan Pie, Endive, Brethren Blue, Briar Rose, Heirloom Gold and Mustard Seed.

The stitched area is 3-1/2 x 4... the finished cushion about 4 x 5-1/2. You get the linen, backing fabric, threads, along with a red felt heart to decorate the back, and the trio of mother-pf-pearl buttons garnishing the front. Super soft and pretty colors, this is very nice.

December Snow from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more December Snow
from Praiseworthy Stitches
The 2017 Annual Christmas Scene by Praiseworthy Stitches, this is the 5th, and companions Churchyard Christmas, Going to Grandmas, Carols on the Square, and Santa's Moonlight Flight. There is a snowball fight going on in the center of town, it erupted over a snowman building contest... and Santa is flying overhead, seeing who's being naughty or nice!!!!

YOU are the nice one...stitching this darling piece on 32ct Nocturne Linen from Picture This Plus. Finishing approx 19 x 12, it's full of details and lots of color. The houses are especially pretty this year. Kind of big... but super fun to work up and pull out every year to delight all!

Sale at the Bubbling Cauldron from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Sale at The Bubbling Cauldron
from Praiseworthy Stitches
This year, Pam and Susan have a half-sized Halloween Spooky House scene. The Bubbling Cauldron (The Silver Needle of Halloween Supplies) is having a Midnight Madness Sale on October 31st!!! Imagine that! All the customers have come in costume! Tonight's specials include flying brooms, snake eggs, love potions and cauldrons to make them, along with croaking toads (maybe to cook in that cauldron?)

Stitched on 32ct Haunted by Picture This Plus, this has ALL THE CHARM of their larger annual houses... but it's half the size... so faster to work up. Stitched with hand-dyed flosses, there is a button pack of embellishments available as well. GREAT colors... we have the model in the shop .. THIS IS CUTE.. and worth your time! Such a lively and fun Halloween decoration!

Eyelash Sizzle from Lady Dot Eyelash Snow from Lady Dot Eyelash Trim from Lady Dot Creates
We have a new style of hand-dyed trim by Lady Dot Creates -- it's 100% cotton, and looks like a fern frond! It's Eyelash -- a thin strand with little 1/4 inch long 'frizzies' coming out from it.
I think because it's thin, it'll be best on smaller cushions, it'd be cute as 'grass' beneath stitched bunnies and in little flower gardens. (Imagine a sewing case... you open the inside to see a tiny stitched garden, and here is that trim -- right in the needlework!)
I think you could make darling rabbit tails -- use several strands like a tassel fringe.

Dyed to match Lady Dot's existing colors, we have six of her most popular colors so far. Algae is a soft green, Licorice - a dark gray to soft black, Sizzle - that gorgeous rich red, Snow - white. Then we have Vanilla which is a cream and finally Vintage which is ivory and taupe and simply goes with everything!!!!!!!! Packaged in 9 yard lengths.

American Homestead Sewing Set from Scarlett House - click for more Samplers from Scarlett House - click for more
The Scarlett House has beautiful new things!
Pin cushions and an awesome new line of handmade and painted Shaker boxes, Tanya has done a great job!
  • American Homestead Sewing Set is a multi-piece design including a cushion, scissor holder and fob, a mini hornbook. It is shown tucked into a Shaker tray - brick red on the outside and black in the inside. (our shipment is on the way) The farmyard scene is the focal point on that darling cushion!
  • Samplers -- Kind of an 'advertising sign' for a stitcher! Stitched on 40ct (you can choose anything you want), this finishes approx 11 x 4. Just spot motifs and pretty colors, it'd be fun on your sewing room door!!!
We have a total of 5 designs that are new... take a peek on our Scarlett House Page!

Stoneware Cat & Kitten from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Cat & Kitten from Priscilla's Pocket Stoneware Bunny, A Pin Pillow Kit
from Priscilla's Pocket
Priscilla's Pocket has a new mini-cushion kit to accompany her cat and kitten. She has some cushion designs that are inspired by old stoneware patterns -- the dark blue on tan pottery. Cat and Kitten have been past Market exclusives that she is still making for us, and now Bunny is this years'! Stitched on Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof Linen, you get the chart, linen AND the 'Wonka's Blueberry' colored mini ball trim by Dames of the Needle for your finishing. You will need Gentle Art's Black Raspberry Jam floss to stitch this.

When we were at the show, They had this little bunny stitched in EASTER colors!!! It was darling! Just choose your trim first, as there are the fewest color choices of that, then match a pastel fabric and hand-dyed floss! Stoneware Bunny finishes less than 3 x 3... the entire collection of these stoneware cushions is SO COOL together! Let us know if you want us to choose an additional color combo for you... we can do that too!

Microfiber Glasses Cleaning Cloths - click for more

Microfiber Glasses Cleaning Cloths
Back in Stock with a fresh, new, cute scissor design! We LOVE these! Every needlework tote bag needs one, and so does your purse. 5-1/2 x 6 Microfiber cleans magnifying and eyeglass lenses beautifully -- even your phone and e-screens!

They now come in a 2-1/2 x 4 clear plastic storage envelope -- perfect to keep it protected. The scissor and pin cushion design is a stitched image in deep red shades; it's functional and fun!

Mice in the Sewing Room from With Thy Needle - click for more Berry Days at Thistle Down Farm from With Thy Needle - click for more Easter Peeps Parade from With Thy Needle - click for more
All the New from With Thy Needle!
We have 10 new designs by Brenda Gervais... Easter, Summer and Stitching themes... everything is beautifully presented in her charts.

Click the pics to see all of Brenda's cute new things!

Free Range from The Cricket Collection - click to see more Vintage Eggs from The Cricket Collection - click to see more
Free Range & Vintage Eggs from Cross Eyed Cricket
Cross Eyed Cricket is in a Spring Mood... her two newest leaflets are full of carrots, eggs and chickens!
  • Vintage Eggs features five different decorated eggs that finish approx 2-1/4 x 3 when stitched on 14/28ct. A bunny, houses, flowers and a penny rug design... these need to be stitched to fill an Easter Basket. THEN, find foil chocolate decorations to match them... and add to that basket!!!
  • Free Range has two designs -- a decorated carrot that is about 3 x 9 (bee, hive and a tree for the greens!), and Fresh EGGS... decorated with 4 delightful chickens! Oh my gosh, I think you could even stitch these 4 chickens by themselves, make them into cushions and put them (WITH the Vintage Eggs? or not!) in a tin or wire basket! The main design finishes approx 4 x 10.. but if you do individual chickens.. they could be 1 x 1 over one on 28 or 32!!!

Sage Snowman from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Little Pink House Tin from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more Scissor Fobs from Shepherd's Bush - click to see more
Lots of New Things from Shepherd's Bush!
Tina and Teri have released so many fun things for Spring... we brought home a TON of it from Market! Sage Snowman is the latest colorful little guy -- his kit contains hand-dyed linen and yummy silks. Pink House Tin is petite and useful! It's a small kit of SB personality -- that cute little skinny house and a sheep -- it's a 2-inch design that fits into a metal tart tin! Zip Zap -- stitch it in a jiff -- you get the tin in the kit!

Teri is one crafty gal. She hand-dyes ribbons (we have a fresh batch of those) and she's made itty bitty beaded fobs featuring miniature images of stitched SB artwork! Click the pics to see details about everything!!!

Fraktur Flowers from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view Samplar Hare from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view La D Da has 6 new things... these two are my favorites!!! (and they came home with me!!!)
  • Samplar HareMr 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.

  • Fraktur Flowers -- This is stunning! Bayberry Sampler Thread and 6 DMC flosses... it's burgundy brick red, teal, golden and taupe. Finishes approx 10 x 10 on 32ct, it would make a beautiful pillow or a framed piece! Presented as a chart.
Needlework ABC's from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more

Needlework ABC's
from Little House Needleworks
This is really cute! Little House Needleworks did a special design that debuted at our Spring wholesale trade show last weekend. Special because it includes the floss.. it is a needle worker's alphabet... that finishes into a 2-3/8 x 19-3/8 size stitched on Week's 32ct Confederate Gray Linen!!!

Long and skinny, it's perfect to hang in that narrow spot on your walls between two doors! Letters down one side, and motifs down the other, pins, scissors, hoops and spools.

It includes Classic Colorworks complete skeins of Antique Lace, Calico Kitty, Cocoa Bean, Pebble Beach and Weeping Willow hand-dyed cotton flosses. (You'll need bits of DMC 422 and 951 to stitch.) Includes chart and Classic flosses. Fabric available separately.
Lady Liberty from Blackbird Designs - click for more My Dear Heart from Blackbird Designs - click for more It's Spring Fever from Blackbird Designs - click for more
Blackbird Designs has 7 New Releases!
Barb and Alma have begun a new 9-part Loose Feathers Series, and published 6 new full sized leaflets... Samplers and Pin Cushions... here are the first 3... click through to our blackbird Designs page to see them all!
  • Lady Liberty -- Such a charming drum, this finishes approx 3 x 3-1/2, stitched on 36 -- a petite thing! YUMMY Weeks hand-dyed flosses of Cayenne, Oak, Pecan, dusty navys, the alphabet and flag twirl around the sides, with Lady Liberty featured on the top. Finishing instructions are included, stuff it with a little weight, and you will have the coolest round stand-up!
  • My Dear Heart -- A pretty reproduction sampler, this finishes approx 8 x 10 on 36ct PTP Ale. Using Weeks hand-dyed flosses, there is a separate pin cushion design using one of the urns... it is worked on RED linen with beige flosses as an alternative look! Who Knew? It wakes you up a little and lets you know that color changing IS possible, and it can look great!
  • It's Spring Fever -- This is the first of the nine-part Loose Feathers that is *For the Birds!* Stitched on 36ct PTP Wren (you can choose any fabric you want -- they are changing colors each month), each measures 91 x 91 in stitch count, they finish approx 5 x 5. Celebrating our fine feathered friends, Spring Fever is stitched with a medley of taupes and soft dusty blues. We are beginning our auto-ship for the charts... let us know if we should count you IN! *AND LINEN EACH TIME OR NOT!*

Rosebud Tweet by Just Nan -- click to see more!
Rosebud Tweet
from Just Nan
The latest of Nan's ornaments, Rosebud is all decked out in roses and tiny pink hearts. Her seams are pink, her tail is a gold heart, she is holding a rosebud in her beak, and has a hair decoration of pearls! Stitched on 32ct White Belfast Linen, she measures only 2 x 3-1/2 BEFORE she is folded over for finishing!

She joins the rest of Nan's charming miniature seasonal ornaments. Owls, bats and hedgehogs, spring birds, all the little mice, ... we have what is available in this set on our Auto-Ship page -- what a varied little stitched family it is!!!!

Click to see more of our new Flax linen clothing!
It's FLAX Season!
February rolls around and we start filling our rolling racks full of beautiful, luscious, washable LINEN to love and wear everyday!!! We have 4 collections coming in these next three weeks. Click through to the FLAX pages for my pics and descriptions for EVERYTHING!!!!
  • UNDER: Lightweight handkerchief weight, this season's *go to piece* is a gorgeous, 'mechanically softened' (sounds so weird!) Endless Stripe bias-backed long shirt! Soft colors of bluebell, tomato and naturals with white accents... I bought every piece in the stripes that we could!!!
  • URBAN: Soft dusty plum, a sandy dune and classic black colors in this collection -- it's super-relaxed stretchy cotton/spandex with linen trims and accents. We have tunics, long and short sleeved tops, and even a dress!
  • BOLD: Brighter, regular weights of linen, the Poppy Red is DELICIOUS! Along with some ultra-mini stripes of gray and midnight, there is a two-tone red colorway, and lagoon blue. Awesome tops in this season's offerings!
  • Neutrals: Classic shirt and tunic styles in these soft lavenders, pheasant browns, natural, coffee... cute pants to go with everything else FLAX offers from this collection!

***Remember our 1*2*3 Pricing for our FLAX!
Purchase THREE or MORE regularly priced pieces... and they are ALL 25% Off! Wow!!!
Purchase TWO pieces... and they are BOTH 15% Off...
Purchase ONE piece at regular price...
We're pretty good at helping you over the phone with all of this. We get to pull form the racks while you're on the phone -- you can stay on the website and click on stuff while we're shopping!!!

Naught or Nice from Blackberry Lane
Naught or Nice
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane is announcing her 6th and final design in her set of stitched Snowglobe Ornaments. We have had these since 2011 -- and each has been as involved and shaded and detailed as the rest... simply stunning! This year's features Santa checking his Naughty or Nice list before the Big Night!

Over one on 28ct, it finishes less than 3 x 3 and uses a million different DMC floss colors. All the rest of Marie's annual globes are still available, so you can still enjoy gathering them all.
Jingle All The Way And Hare on the Run are also new... I've tucked them on our Market Preview page.

Lauren, the 2017 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more

The 2017 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series Scissor!
Releasing in SEPTEMBER of 2017... Gingher has released this year's pattern: Lauren! A pretty geometric repeating pattern of aqua-greens against a white background.

These will be available in the 4-inch Embroidery, 5-inch Sewing and 8-inch Dressmaker style. We're taking reservations for them for release this Fall.

Silver Needle Goes to the Caribbean!!!!!
Join us on our *WIP SHIP TRIP!!!!!!*
February 11-18th, 2018!

We're taking a cruise to the sunny, warm Caribbean next February to help you with your WIPS! Your *WORKS IN PROGRESS!* Over the years, we have taken many lovely cruises with Jeannette Douglas, and loved every one of them. Everyone always keeps asking for one closer to home (like NOT Europe) and a little friendlier to their wallet. SO... Jeannette is staying home from this one to design new stuff for us... while we take you on a totally awesome Stitching Vacation!!!!!!!

We're spending 7 days on Celebrity's Silhouette, stopping in St Thomas, St Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico. We'll have several days at sea for nothing but cruise ship pampering and stitching together! We'll even bring along a Silver-Needle-Pop-Up-Shop! Lots of stitcher festivities... we are dreaming up fun stuff!

Judy-Our-Cruise-Lady and her right-hand Gal, Ronnie, take care of everything for you. Call them for all the details 1-866-559-4449 -- Judy has handled all our previous trips and we know she'll take good care of you. Ask questions, talk to your friends, see what you can come up with... we can't wait to see you on our *Silver Needle WIP SHIP TRIP!!!!!*

Tresor d'Octavie by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Vitrail by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Myosotis by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Tresor d' Apolline by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more! Le bal d' Iseult by Reflets de Soie -- click to see more!
New Glass Beaded Pin Cushions from Reflets de Soie
Oh my gosh, these are some of my very, very favorite things in the shop right now... GORGEOUS floral pin cushions (or sewing bag fronts) stitched on 35ct that are ONLY tiny glass beads and NO Cross Stitches! Everything you see are the minute French glass beads!!!! Stitched right from a regular chart, you use only a strand of white floss and stitch a half stitch over two on 35ct... putting on a bead instead of using a color of floss. Kind of like miniature oriental rugs... you are creating these beautiful patterns from a chart simply with glistening glass beads. Really 18ct in size, I suppose you could stitch these in floss... but you'd have to make your own color conversions from the beads.

Offered in chart format, the beads are pre-sorted for you. choose 35 or 36ct linen, frame them or make them into small cushions! We have stiff linens or softer ones... if you have a preference, let us know... we have shop models stitched on both and looks are not affected by fabric softness. It would only be that stiffer might be easier for you to work on.
  • Tresor d'Octavie -- 61 x 89 Stitches (approx 3 x 5), this kit comes with the blue silk ribbon for finishing!!! Roses, green and golds.
  • Vitrail -- 83 x 83 Stitches (less than 5 x 5) Stunning aquas and roses, with gold accents. There is a butterfly charm on there.. it is NOT included in the kit... just a design temptation!
  • Myosotis -- ONLY 49 x 33 -- A BEGINNER SIZE -- this finishes under 3 x 2! Gorgeous deep blues, lavenders and golds... this is just a bitty one that you can TRY THESE with!
  • Tresor d' Apolline -- 53 x 99 Stitches (approx 3 x 5) this one has a white beaded background and features a rose swirl among greenery.
  • Le bal d' Iseult -- 102 x 103 -- This is bouquet of roses! A very classic, antique design, again a creamy white background with the antique roses and leaves all beaded. Exquisite for a sewing case cover or scissor case!

Miss Christmas Eve by Mirabilia -- click to see a more
Miss Christmas Eve
from Mirabilia
Such a pretty piece to decorate for The Holidays, Miss Christmas Eve is stitched on 32ct Desert Sand linen in DMC cottons and Waterlilies silks. Garnished with 9 different Mill Hill beads and treasures, she finishes approx 10 x 14.

Always that flowing dress, always the elegant color shading... just a really pretty piece! Offered as the chart, we have the various glass embellishments packaged with it.

Mill Hill's Spring 2017 Button & bead Kits - click for more
Spring 2017 Button & bead Kits from Mill Hill
The new kits for this year are HERE! Always favorites... these come as complete kits of design, 14ct perforated paper, tons of flosses and millions of Mill Hill glass seed beads, and a ceramic button. Finishing approx 5 x 5... you can use that paper in the kit... but we LOVE to stitch these on either 14ct Aida or 28ct Linen, so we can make them into little pillows to hang from your kitchen cabinet knobs (and other little places like that.)

Colors are always gorgeous with these... you can't go wrong for the value of these Mill Hill kits... we've been treated to Winter & Christmas, Autumn & Halloween, Spring & Summer designs for over 25 years now!!! I love the Carrot Patch, the goldfinch goes with last year's hummingbird and monarch, Fabric Shoppe is another in the springtime village of businesses (tea room, haberdashery, pet shop... there are a lot of these NOT Christmas), and Hydrangea is so pretty. My favorite, however, is LAUNDRY. How cute is that? Every laundry room needs this! But isn't it funny... do they even make soap powder in a BOX anymore? Nobody under the age of 30 irons anymore! My grandma had a washer like this... I remember the wringer... I thought her arm would go through there!

Mill Hill Spring Bouquet Bead Kits for 2017 - click for more
Spring Bouquet Bead Kits for 2017 from Mill Hill
The small magnet/ornament-sized bead kits have arrived! Cute and colorful, this is something like our 25th year for these little guys -- just like their larger kits. Six springtime designs... they companion the larger Button & Bead kits newly released. Offered as complete small kits -- a GREAT value -- you get the chart, all the flosses and beads, the 14ct perforated paper and sometimes a glass Treasure embellishment.

Blue Pansy Butterfly companions the miniature monarch we already have, Lotus and Trellis Eggs go with the bunny, sheep, daffodil and ladybug eggs we already have, the snail and lizard are really fun - they match last seasons funky fish and sea turtle... and the little seagull is just very traditional and really beach-y!

Stitch Dots - patterns from Lizzie*Kate, Little House and Blackbird Designs - click to see more
Stitch Dots
These are Needle Nanny magnetic pieces... each features the artwork of either Blackbird Designs, Lizzie Kate or Little House Needleworks... in miniature. Use them as needle minders, refrigerator magnets, or something to mind your notes on the filing cabinet at work. You might even be able to cling them to your stitching lamp and hold a pair of scissors! They're magnets -- you can figure out a million uses for them!

Just the best, because they bring your favorite bits of needlework anywhere you want them to be. Each measures approx 1-inch in diameter and features a pair of strong rare-earth magnets.
Blackbird Designs has 6 different offerings so far.
Lizzie Kate presents 21 designs.
Little House Needleworks has 15 so far.

Fiber & Fabric Mania 2017!  A Needlework Shop Travel Guide - click to see more
Fiber & Fabric Mania 2017! A Needlework Shop Travel Guide
OHHH, our new 2017 edition of this fun directory is here! 636 Pages in a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 softcover format, this book (weighs 1.3 lbs) is stuffed FULL of thousands of listing of Quilting, Yarn, Needlepoint, Weaving, Spinning, Cross Stitch and Embroidery shops -- all across the US! Every state has a map with dots locating each shop. Then, listings provide addresses and phones... some shops have extended listings with web info.

This book is a MUST-HAVE if you are doing any kind of Road-Tripping! There are MILLIONS of little shops dotted everywhere... and these maps show you where they are in relation to where YOU are! Use it to map out your trip... call ahead to see if they are open... that sort of thing. EVERY Stitcher's Vehicle needs one of these!!!

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