Be sure to check the Site Updates page to see if any new things went directly onto our interior pages!
Be sure to visit the previous Just Arrived pages!
Just Arrived, page 2, Just Arrived, page 3, Just Arrived, page 4
Sneak Peeks of Upcoming (Mid-April) Lizzie Kate's New Things!
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! 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
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 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
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!
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, 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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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!
Plum Street Samplers -- has four new designs -- another darling wiener dog one and a trio for Spring!
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!
Chessie & Me! has several new things. Here are pics of a few, the rest are tucked onto our Chessie & Me pages.
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.
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
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 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.
Blackberry Lane Designs
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!
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
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!
All the New from With Thy Needle!
We have 11 new designs by Brenda Gervais... Easter, Summer and Stitching themes... everything is beautifully presented in her charts.
(NOTE: No 2017 ORT Basket Kits at this time. We are on her *WISH LIST* for some. We can't handle more 'wishers' and pre-orders for these. If we get them, I will BOLDLY announce them on our Just Arrived Page. First Come, First Serve! Just one of those things!)
Click the pics to see all of Brenda's cute new things!
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!
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!!!
La D Da has 6 new things... these two are my favorites!!! (and they came home with me!!!)
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.
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!
Spring Mouse in a House
from Just Nan
A new 4-Seasons Set of houses with little mice hiding inside... I can't believe how CUTE this is!!!!! 4 Houses in 2017, each will be the same size and shape but stitched on different linens. Each house has it's own resident MOUSE! Spring is built from 4 lined triangles attached to a square base, Pretty ribbons tie the sides together. Nan describes her little house: "Vines and rosy beads climb the walls of the house and flowers bloom in the yard, The lavender front door nestles between tulips. Blossoms above the door include an amethyst glass flower bead. On the side of the house, pansies bloom under one window box and daffodils dance under the other. The backyard has a flowering tree crowned with a nest of 2 robins stitched over 1.
Check out the little mouse on one of the window tops! Next, open your little house to reveal deep purple felt walls surrounding an elegant floral rug of stitching. (Beneath that rug ANOTHER little stitched mouse scurries around the floors!) Those felt walls can hold spare needles for you. Spring House is stitched with DMC on Week's 32ct 'Linen' linen and finishes approx 2-3/4 inches in size. Miss Pansy Mouse -- stitched on 32ct Lilac linen lives in this house. Wearing spring flowers and a pink hat, she fits right into her little house! Presented as the 12-page leaflet with felts, beads, ribbons, bases, and embellishments, we have the linen separately.
*WE ARE BEGINNING AN AUTO FOR THIS SET OF HOUSES. AUTO-SHIPS WILL INCLUDE THE LEAFLET AND LINENS FOR HOUSE AND MOUSE!
Tiny Bunny Biscornu
from Just Nan
White bunnies and daffodils on one side of this charming cushion, brown bunnies hopping through the roses on the reverse... those white bunnies have thread whiskers!
Measuring just 2 inches in size (Nan has a Christmas biscornu that companions this) it is stitched with DMC on Weeks 32ct Lilac linen -- your stitching area covers only 5-1.2 x 2-1/4!
Adorn your little cushion with it's very limited edition Bright Bunny Charm Garden Pin -- hand-painted by Nan! Presented as a chart... this is absolutely enchanting!!!!!
Rosebud is included on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-ship.
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!!!!
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!!!!
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.
The Early Americans from Little House Needleworks
OH... a SNEAK PEEK from Little House Needleworks! This is the beginning of a new set (early March delivery) of 9 charts... featuring *eight well-known historical figures.* You will see Betsy Ross, John Hancock, Martha Washington, Nathan Hale, Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, Patrick Henry, Molly Pitcher and a Patriotic Block that is the 'center piece' that can be stitched if stitching them all together.
Each of the individual designs finishes approx 4-1/2 inches square on Weeks' 30ct Tin Roof Linen. So... Tin Roof comes in 30, 32, 35, 36 and 40ct. REMEMBER since the fabric comes in so many different counts, we can adjust that main cut size for you! Just let us know! And think about a fun distressed wooden bowl full of individual little pin cushions all nestled in there!
What a fun set we're going to have! Charts are $6 each. We'll start an auto-ship for the charts... if you plan on stitching them all together, you can order a 21 x 21 cut when you order the first chart, or when you join the auto-ship.
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.
Here are Lizzie Kate's New Releases!
Due in the shop close to the end of the month, we knew you'd want to see them.
Arranging Tools and Lures from Ink Circles
OH... sounds like a glorious day of organizing the garage... done by SOMEONE ELSE!!! Ink Circles has two designs -- chart format -- *of things arranged neatly!* Tools and Fishing lures, each finishes approx 6 x 4.
Refreshingly different in subject matter... and kind of fun to make for your favorite handy-person or fishing buddy!!!!
Sampler Time from Needlework Press
Here's another alarm clock design to decorate your stitching area! Needlework Press has charts like this for Halloween, Christmas and regular stitching... this one celebrates Samplers. It is stitched over one on 28 or 30ct linen and fits into an empty casing of a fake alarm clock!
Cute as can be, you COULD find a real clock to frame this into.. but the fake ones are cute too. The hands are stitched... we also have some clock hands embellishments, black on front and white on back -- $4 a set!
Spread Your Wings for Spring!... Our February 2017 Secret Needle Night Kit
Oh... we're trying to make a break from bleak wintery grays... doesn't this just make you take a refreshing breath, and bring a smile? Our Spring butterfly is mostly Pearl Cotton and Fyre Werks, and she is garnished with Gold Memory Thread antennae and frosty Mill Hill beads.
Finishing approx 4 x 4-1/2, your complete kit contains the 18ct linen, threads and beads. Mona's optional finishing kit provides the backing boards and fabrics, the wired ribbon bow and her twisted cord edging. It'll assemble our 'Burst of Spring' into a Quick 'n Easy Easel Stand-Up!
Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has a fun new series of 6 -- 16ct Aida designs garnished with Mill Hill beads. Designed by Debbie Mumm, this is a collection of darling penguins and polar beads playing around. One has the penguin sliding off the bear's back... someone is innertubing, someone else is skating... and two are hiding in packages!
At first we thought these were Christmas... but they really aren't... just all a cute Winter-y theme, we like the fresh blues, reds and greens in them. Presented as complete kit, you get the chart, fabric, flosses and glisteny Mill Hill glass beads. Finishing approx 5 x 5 each VERY cute, crisp, fresh winter-y designs!!!
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.
New Designs from The Drawn Thread
New Drawn Thread is on the way to us!!! Cynthia is releasing fun, wintery designs!!!
All are presented as charts WITH the silks and embellishments for now. When our first shipment of charts WITH silks sells out, our remaining will be charts with embellishments.
Cherry Blossom Cottage
from The Victoria Sampler
Victoria Sampler has finished her 4-seasons set of seaside cottages. Finishing approx 5 x 5, you can stitch each of the 4 individually, with or without the border verse that surrounds. We were here discussing how unlikely it is that someone lives in a pink house on the water... but I bet SOME of you do! (and you are lucky!)
Anyway, special stitches, lots of luscious threads in the embellishment pack, choose just about any light blue fabric to stitch this onto... the whole series has been colorful, full of texture, and charming!
***Just Nan Announces LAST CALLS for Retiring Designs!***
14 of Just Nan's pieces are retiring NOW... and will be available ONLY till the end of March (unless they sell out sooner!)
Pictured here is Silver Needle. We have tiny pics of the rest of the featured retirees on our Just Nan Page -- Don't Miss Them!!!
New Arrivals from AB Designs
Needle, Thread & Bits: A Notions Bag and Thread Roll Set from Bareroots
This is the cutest thing from Bareroots! NOT Cross Stitch at all -- you have to have a sewing machine or a really good friend with one to make this! Presented as a kit of the pattern along with all the felts and canvas, wooden spool, flosses and pearl cottons, ticking and even the super-heavy plastic for the little window... you will need a few pins and some metal from a tape measure (for the opener on the pouch.)
You'll construct the 10 x 6 x 2 Notions pouch out of the heavy muslin canvas-y fabric, adding the plastic window, lining it with ticking, and garnishing with the primitive-stitched words and tiny pink felt flowers. The top pulls apart -- reinforced with those tape measure pieces inside. Then, there is a Needle and Floss Roll (4 x 21) -- made of everything that matches the pouch, and finally the 2-inch wooden spool with a matching top pin cushion tuffet 2-1/2 inch square! (you can even make little felt-trimmed pins for it!) A super-cute set... it just caught my eye!
Lizzie Kate has announced her January releases!!!!
All Have Arrived!
MORE Info about Lizzie Kate's upcoming Celebrate With Charm Series!
Here is the whole series pic! Presented in 7 small card designs, each will include a teeny brass charm embellishment. Individual stitch counts are 43 x 58... joined like they are in the digital pic, they will finish 343 x 58. (approx 21-1/2 x 3-1/2 on 32ct.) Light Mocha Belfast Linen is a fabric suggestion... any count will do, and there are lots of pretty colors this would be cute stitched on!
Check your threads, you'll need: Weeks Dye Works Chickpea, Clockwork, Deep Sea, Dirt Road, Dried Sage, Emerald, Havana, Monkey Grass, Onyx, Purple Haze and 2 skeins of Whitewash: along with Gentle Art's Holly Berry and Victorian Pink, and DMC #754. Just had to show off the entire little set!!!
In The Woods, and Sewing! from Bareroots
Bareroots has two new candle mats that are DARLING!!! Joining our huge collection of these approximately 9-inch round coffee cup or candle mats, one features the cutest set of small owls, and the other speaks to all of us *Needle People!* Offered as the line drawing patterns, you trace the outlines onto freezer paper to transfer onto your felts. Cut out everything... whip stitch a little (they aren't even Blanket Stitches!) add a bead here and there... and you're finished!
About a year ago, Bareroots started compiling all the felts, flosses and any necessary beads into pre-packs for each of her mat designs. Now... you can get EVERYTHING in the perfect colors and sizes to make her little mats -- and the pre-packs are only $14.95 each! We love 'em! Get one pattern and several felt packs if you want to make more than one of anything... the puppies and kittens are cute... we have Christmas and Halloween designs... lots of cute stuff!
Miss Christmas Eve
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.
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!
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!
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.
Christmas Sweets and Christmas Ride
from Sue Hillis Designs
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!
Serpentines and Rabbits by Premax
These are 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors made in Italy by Premana. You'll recognize the Serpentine design -- the gold scissors. It's a classic pattern that a lot of different scissor manufacturers have used, while you probably haven't seen as many Rabbits around! (Those are the stainless ones.) Serpentines have a sharper point, the Rabbits -- not so much. Both cut nicely, they're pretty, and would be perfect in a pretty sewing case or on a neat fob. Not too expensive, they are GREAT as a nice, basic embroidery scissor... WAY TOO nice to let the *home handyman* near!!!
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!!!
Gingerbread Street & The Bookstore from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has two new small patterns..
from Tiny Modernist
This is a whimsical chart that companions our other Tiny Modernist designs for Pirates, Vikings and Princesses!!! (we don't see too many designs with Vikings and Pirates on them!)
Just a fun thing for a special little person's bedroom -- what a cute bed pillow or door sign! Presented as a chart, it is coded for DMC or Anchor floss and finishes approx 8 x 9. Nothing too involved... just makes you smile, and hopefully someone else too!!!
A Little Snow from Little House Needleworks and Classic Colorworks
Little House Needleworks has another exclusive little chart for Classic Colorworks -- A Little Snow. Choose your favorite fabric to stitch this 3-color design.
The chart is presented with three skeins of Classic Colorworks floss of Cupid, Roasted Chestnut and Toasted Marshmallow. Make sure you haven't missed the other exclusives by Diane... I think we have them all pictured on the Classic Colorworks page!
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine's Christmas/Winter 2016 Mega Issue
This relatively new magazine to our marketplace continues to delight and enchant everyone!!! Beautifully done on heavy, glossy paper, each page turns to reveal a new punch needle or cross stitch project clearly and colorfully presented.
Large photographs of the finished pieces, big charts, actual-sized cutting templates and punch needle patterns, this issue features 30 festive, seasonal designs. You canot go wrong!
Kitty Doodles by Amy Lee Weeks for Mill Hill
What a delightful collection of simple black-line doodles from Amy Lee Weeks! The people at Mill Hill have converted them to Cross Stitch on 18ct white Aida, and embellished with a few glass beads here and there. Design sizes finishing approx 5 x 7, each is stitched with 99% DMC black floss and accented with simple striking colors in the design borders.
SO DARN CUTE... they are presented as complete kits of the chart, fabric, beads and flosses. Frames are offered separately. These ARE done on aida -- don't get hung up on that -- if you have a swatch of something else white in your stash, use it. The designs are darling, and will WAY overshadow the fabric you stitch them on! I LOVE the one that says *Don't stress me out!*
Roma's Stocking - The Shepherd's Bush Annual Christmas Stocking!
She's here for 2016... not much time to stitch her for this year... but that's OK! Roma has lovely robe of flowers over a dress with sheep along it's hem. Her flag reads REJOICE above her head, and she has on the cutest little raspberry boots!
Along with DMC #5 Pearl Cottons, this year's uses 8 different shades of Weeks # as well... we have them all gathered and ready to go! Official charm packs too! Presented as a leaflet, Roma is the 25th Annual Stocking design!
A trio of cute new designs from Nikyscreations
Yummy New Velveteen Finishing Fabric from Dames of the Needle
We have 5 new colors of this dreamy backing fabric for your stitching projects. By Dames of the Needle, it is hand-dyed velveteen -- beautifully and softly dyed -- the overall feel of the fabric is heavy compared to cotton finishing materials. We have torn it into fat 1/8 yard cuts -- approx 10 x 17 in size -- so enough for a larger pillow or plenty for lots of smaller sewing case linings, pin cushion backings, box and tray liners, even the bottoms of pretty wooden bases and boxes.
VERY pretty, the new colors (shown from left to right) are Red Begonia, Dried Acorn, Dried Wine, Smashing Jack and Puff's Magic. Get 'em and even split these cuts with friends in your stitch group -- little pin cushions don't need much!
The Complete Collection of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly on DVD
WOW... how can the industry's most treasured periodical get better? You can have them ALL in one place, where you can FIND and enjoy them!!! 16 Years of magazines, 16 years of gorgeous samplers and incredible articles about needlework and its history... they are all here in this tiny box!!!
EVERY PAGE of every issue from 1991 to 2105... fully searchable PDF's and printer-friendly charts you can sort and browse by issue, designer, words or phrases... it's intoxicating!!!!! Nothing else needs to be said! You NEED this!
Linda has been busy working on Thanksgiving and Christmas designs for us, and I think you'll really enjoy her new things!
Homespun Elegance's Annual Snowman, Sampler and Santa 2016 Ornaments! And... Avery's Toy Express!
Sandra Sullivan continues her decades-long collection of small stitched ornaments... all are offered as charts and stitched with assorted hand-dyed flosses and DMC cottons. Generally 3 x 3 and worked on 30ct linens... these look good on most any neutral color -- just not white!
Avery is her grandson... his mom is collecting vintage airplanes to decorate his room... so Grandma made him an ornament with a vintage Santa in an old plane! Always cute... and nice on your tree.
Thankful from Lone Elm Lane
Lone Elm Lane has a cute new pin cushion pattern that finishes just under 3-1/2 inches in size. Just 6 colors of hand-dyeds on a bit of neutral 16 aida or 32ct linen...it's just a nice seasonal something to have in your growing bowl of stitched lovelys.
NOW... check out her new Sewing Clamp Box in the pic! That is a new finishing piece, patterned after antique clamp boxes. The top has a 1-inch deep recessed area to frame your needlework. It's really a petite 4 x 4 x 4 box -- complete with a little pulling out drawer (can you see the knob down there in the pic?) THEN, the whole thing clamps to the edge of a table with a cool screwing pole on the bottom -- SUPER CHARMING!
Our first shipment of the boxes came in Stephanie's antiqued white finish. NOW, to muddy the waters... she'll make that awesome box in ANY of her 12 colors! (So those will be special order, 'cause I can't keep some of them all -- all the time! The 8-ish week wait will be worth it for you though, and you'll have to type your color choice into the comments box as you finish up your order if you want something other than the white!)
A Year at Hawk Run Hollow
from Carriage House
Carriage House's ninth in the Hawk Run Hollow Series -- this joins Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Farms, Spring and Map of HRH! This design is made up of 12 -- 92 x 92 stitch count blocks -- each a tribute to it's month of the year.
Charted for DMC or silks, you CAN split all of these up and make them into individual pillows to fill that big bowl of yours. We see this one as perkier -- like Spring at HRH... a little more colorful than some of the order offerings. Presented as a chart -- it's a gotta-have -- the blocks are charming!
Needlework Enthusiast's 2017 Book of Days
from Needlework Press
Needlework Press's annual *Sourcebook & Agenda for the thoughtful and Enlighttened Mind* is here! Available till December-ish... this is a softcover 9 x 12 book that features a calendar of 2017 -- with spaces to write in each day. With fun needlework related artwork throughout, and sampler quotes and verses, use this as your stitching diary.
Log your hours, write in your stitch group meeting dates and stitching trips, schedule good shopping road trips, keep track of new stitching friends in here. Use it for your wish lists, use it to mark the beginnings and endings of special projects! By then end of the year, your Book of Days might be tattered and well-loved... and what a wonderful stitching memory it will make!
New Curly Girl Kits by Mill Hill
Everybody loves Curly Girl's whimsical artwork and her *wisdoms of life* advice! Mill Hill has a license to produce her designs in Cross Stitch, so six new designs have come our way. Presented in kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill glass beads (not tons, just enough for a little glitz) and DMC flosses, these are over-the-top cute! Each finishes approx 7 x 7.
New Treats from Kelmscott Designs
A lovely collection of needlework trinkets and gadgets, these all make nice stitcher gifts, they are fun to use, and look wonderful tucked into cases, keeps and shadow box frames.
Charcoal Mittens from Rachel's of Greenfield
Oh we love the felt ornament kits we carry by Rachel's of Greenfield! Primitive stitched felt ornaments... this is the 8th set that contains 6 designs... so there are TONS to choose from! Small 3 x 3-ish old-fashioned felt pieces, all you do is cut the shapes from the included wool, blanket stitch them together, and beautiful little creations are the result.
Remember the wool ornaments that used to hang on your family Christmas Tree? Here they are (minus the plastic sequins!) Gold string to hang them, full-sized cutting templates and all the correct sizes and colors of the wools, and flosses to add the small embroidery touches, these complete kits are good to go!
VERY cute, this new set features a charcoal gray background on mittens with red cuffs. They join *Warm Hands* (more mittens), *Warm Feet* -- which are mini-stockings, *Snow Folks* --which are snowmen (even a snow kitty and a snow puppy!) and the set of gift bag ornaments!
Several Luscious Scissor Arrivals by WASA of Solingen, Germany
What an exquisite treat we have in the shop!!! From the Solingen Valley of Germany, WASA is world-famous top-quality cutlery manufacturer -- a compliment to and competitor of DOVO! We have some new styles that we used to carry (but haven't been able to get for almost 10 years!) and some pretty new offerings!
Stainless steel, hand-forged, gold plating decoration, razor-sharp blades and tips, smooth and 'buttery' cutting action... just like our DOVO embroidery scissors... WASA delivers the excellence of German artistry you will LOVE! Each has the WASA name and Solingen embossed into the blades. Choose our Regular-sized leather sheaths for these -- not the Preemie/small size... the double-sized are OK... but a little large.
Wow... we have NEVER had this style -- our favorite Buckingham in this 5-5/8 inch style!!!! What a gorgeous pair of scissors!!!!!! The same pretty swirls --gold plated -- in the handles, the blades are razor-sharp and measure approx 2-1/4 inches long.
Very heavy and substantial feeling, they would be spectacular in a special sewing case. WASA and Solingen is embossed into the blades. Choose our Double Leather Sheath to protect this size.
Lighted Needle Threader
Well, if this isn't the coolest little thing! It is a wire needle threader -- with a protective snap-off cover over the wire -- that is attached to an LED light. Remove the plastic protective cover, turn on the switch for the light (it stays lit and you don't have to keep holding it at a strange angle to keep the little light on) The light IS AIMED at the wire threader -- so the eye of your needle is illuminated! You actually have a chance to SEE the hole in the needle to thread it!!!!!
We laughed when we saw this at Market, but I tried it right there in the aisle -- I had my needles and scissors with me... so this was tested before purchasing! It is just about 1-1/2 inches in total lenght, and has a hole so you can attach it to a cord or key ring. We think this is the ultimate baby-sized gadget!!!! What a fun thing to get all your friends -- and it's affordable, too!
Wooden Thread Boards from The Primitive Hare
We have a delightful selection of 8 different thread boards that have been lovingly handmade in Italy by The Primitive Hare!!! Here are three... but make sure to click the pic to see the rest! Something fun to tuck into a cool sewing case or sewing basket, each of these is a cut-out that has been painted (on both sides) in some way, and then distressed (on both sides).
About 1/4 an inch thick (they're much more substantial than your average thread board!), the whitewashed Mermaid measures 3 x 8-ish. The whitewashed Rocking Horse is about 4 x 5, and the whitewashed Sea Horse is about 3 x 5-1/2. Hand-Painted Santa's Sleigh Snowglobe IS about 4-1/2 x 5 and Hand-Painted Queen Bee is about 3-1/2 x 5. Tie a few threads through the holes, and JUST ENJOY having these!!!
Vintage Stitching Treasury by Suzanne McNeill
This 224-page book brings you hundreds (over 400) of patterns that have appeared on vintage linens since the late 1880's. After the lessons about which kind of artwork was popular in each of the decades, there is more history about color... then instructions about tea-dying and crayon tinting. I had not really realized the differences in the artwork till I studied this. Evidently the 1920s saw the birth of assigning household tasks to the different days of the week -- laundry, shopping ironing. Art Deco designs appeared in the 30's. Girls fighting the wind to hang laundry was 'the thing' in the 40's! This book is full of absolutely CHARMING artwork you can use for embroidery on towels, tablecloths, aprons... you name it.
The introduction talks about 'everyone who is lucky enough to have a small collection of old linens embroidered by mothers or grandmothers feeling the hands reaching across the years.' The pages feature actual sized patterns. You will have to trace to transfer and so can enlarge or shrink if you need to change sizes. (Unfortunately, these are not iron-on transfers.) We decided today, that these pictures would all make fun COLORING BOOK pictures as well! In keeping with the coloring book craze right now... here is another way to enjoy these antique, retro and utterly charming designs!
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