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Summer Smalls from Lizzie Kate Coffee Time from Lizzie Kate Liberty from Lizzie Kate - click to see more A Little Stitch from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Sneak Peeks of Upcoming (Mid-April) Lizzie Kate's New Things!
  • Summer Smalls -- A new Seasonal Smalls series, this will be a regular-sized chart pack including all four designs and embellishments for each.
  • Coffee Time -- Another regular-sized chart... Linda says anytime is coffee-time, and she's perked up three favorite coffee quotes for a quick coffee BUZZ!
  • Liberty -- This is the 4th Celebrate With Charm Flip-it of this year's set... includes a star charm.
  • A Little Stitch -- This is the next 'Little' kit -- featuring wise words about our favorite subject -- STITCHING!


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!

Teenie Weenie from Plum Street Samplers Hello Spring from Plum Street Samplers
Plum Street Samplers -- has four new designs -- another darling wiener dog one and a trio for Spring!
  • Teenie Weenies -- Everybody loves these! Companions to her Halloween, Spring, Thanksgiving, Winter and Patriotic Puppies, who knew little dogs could be so festive! Stitch them on just about anything you want -- (they finish 3-1/2 x 9 on 36ct) -- using hand-dyeds or DMC, it is charted for both. A lovely, Springtime dusty purple/gray colorway, checkout the teenie-weenie Weenie dog and his teenie weenie hydrant!
  • Hello Spring -- This is an elegant little design! Stitched on a light 36ct, with Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses or DMC, the colors are soft and complement each other beautifully. (Deep Fennel 503, Pebble Beach 640, Weeping Willow 3011, Hickory Sticks 838, Perfect Piecrust 950, Muddy Puddle 3021, Secret Garden 3052, Bunny Honey 3790 and Antique Lace (ecru) -- none are bright or heavy. The delightful running bunny in her garden finishes approx 8 x 4-1/2... just beautiful! Lady Dot mini-ball fringe trim is featured on the model.


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.



Punch Needle Tiger Cat PN157 from Teresa Kogut - click for more Nashville Market... We're Back!

We've been to Market and back again... and if it was new, I probably BOUGHT IT! We have tons of awesome new things... if you are wanting something\don't see it up on the site yet, just give us a call! We're unpacking and pricing like crazy-girls... and can't wait for you to see it ALL!!!!!!!

If you are in the shop -- you know about our *BROWSING BUCKETS* -- Your delightful 15-45 minutes of uninterrupted browsing BLISS!
Check back often... we'll get more of the new designs online every day!



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.


Blackberry Lane Designs

Naught or Nice from Blackberry Lane Jingle All The Way from Blackberry Lane PN Hare on the Run from Blackberry Lane
  • Naught or Nice -- Marie Driskill has finished her set of intricate snow globes celebrating Christmas. These are incredible... they are so detailed... worked over one thread they finish a little under 3 x 3 on 28ct! 58 Different DMC colors in this...this year's features Santa in his office, studying his list of who gets what. Marie's details and shading are awesome... we have models of these in the shop off and on... they are ALWAYS showstoppers! Naughty or Nice companions globes since 2010... now six in the set, she skipped a few years... we have them all!
  • Jingle All The Way -- This is a big red jingle bell! 22 Different shades of DMC in here... it finishes approx 3 x 3 over one on 32ct. Gorgeous shading, it'll be almost 6 inches in size if you work it over two on 32ct. I cannot describe how lovely this is!!!!
  • Hare on the Run -- Blackberry Lane's first punch needle pattern, Marie is presenting her determined rabbit as the line drawing to be traced onto the provided weaver's cloth. Fabric is great... Tracing the pattern can be a challenge, especially if you are not a patient person. Entire piece is shown inside a 6-inch shaker box top. If you are not into Punch Needle, or this might be your first design... choose another designer... one who has the design pre-printed on the fabric for you.


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 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 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!*


Spring Mouse in a House by Just Nan -- click to see more! 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 by Just Nan -- click to see more!
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.

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.

The Early Americans from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more 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.


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.

181 Chick Party from Lizzie Kate Basket F166 Chart from Lizzie Kate - click to see more180 She Believed She Could from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
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.
  • Chick Party -- A cute set of designs worked on 32ct Lambswool linen, a few small embellishments included as well.
  • Basket -- The third in the current Celebrate Flip-It series... small card design comes with bitty bug charm!
  • She Believed She Could -- This is a full-sized chart with two designs included. 'Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in life.' -- 'She believed she could, so she did.' I love those!!!


Arranging Lures from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging Tools from Ink Circles - click to see more 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 - click for more Clock Hands - click for more 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 - click to see more
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!

Mill Hill's Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm - click for more
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!!!



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!
Welcome Winter from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Snow Day from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Stars from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
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.
  • Welcome Winter -- Companions autumn, stitch this on anything neutral for that little snowman to POP! Finishing approx 13-1/2 x 2 on 32ct, it uses Needlepoint Inc and Dinky Dyes silk, is embellished with 4mm black buttons and has a few specialty stitches. Think about stitching some of the motifs without the letters if you want! Chart, silks and embellishments.
  • Snow Day -- A soft and dusty Stoney Point Blue linen is the background for all these snowmen playing in the falling snow. One of them is skiing... and there are birds skating inside the letter W! finishing aprox 9 x 4, it's the same size as Cynthia's seasonal ABC samplers, and it would make a cute standing brick-shaped block! chart, silks, embellishments.
  • Stars -- On a dark 32ct, this uses Dinky Dyes, Needlepoint Inc and Thread Gatherer silks and is embellished with small tan buttons amidst all the special stitches. The verse is from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and the pattern inlcudes charts for stitching either as a sampler (with the last part of the verse at the bottom) or the entire verse. Pretty denims, brick reds, butter and cream colors... part of the design charm are all the tiny stars and then leaves evenly -- but randomly -- scattered everywhere! Chart, silks and embellishments.

Cherry Blossom Cottage from The Victoria Sampler - click for more 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!

Silver Needle by Just Nan -- click to see more!
***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!!!


BRRRRR from AB Designs - click for more Crazy Dog Lady from AB Designs - click for more New Arrivals from AB Designs
  • Crazy Dog Lady -- One of Amy's new designs... we all have one of those friends who is NUTS about their dog! She dresses it, (it might even in her purse!) she cooks REAL food for it, she talks to it on the phone, and she might have more than 4 or 5! BUTTTT... they are all darling, and special and the most wonderful little fur-babies, so she's a good woman! Stitch this for her! (who might be YOU!) Presented as the chart with a felt bone-shaped cut-out and a couple of button embellishments, this is worked iwth Weeks hand-dyed flosses and can be worked on any number of different counts of material. Stitch count is approx 40 x 160... make this big or little!
  • BRRRRR -- A cute pair of designs that are simply snowmen!!! Choose a favorite fabric, each of the little round heads is stitched with Weeks Grits or Cattail floss, and their noses are done with Terra Cotta or Red Rocks. The pattern comes with 5 garnishing buttons for the pillow finished piece. You could do these on a frosty blue fabric, or opalescent... add a couple of bird buttons here and there, or even add Amy's signature *Stitcky-Outey* clay noses!!!

Needle, Thread & Bits: A Notions Bag and Thread Roll Set from Bareroots - click to see more 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!

Celebrate With Charm Flip-Its F165 F165 Love and Luck from Lizzie Kate If You Live to be 100 from Lizzie Kate - click to see more S131 Home is the Nicest Word There is from Lizzie Kate - click to see more B56 Be the Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud from Lizzie Kate - click to see more
Lizzie Kate has announced her January releases!!!!
All Have Arrived!

  • Celebrate With Charm Flip-Its for 2017
    A set of 7 small cards, Valentines, St Pat's, Easter, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas: each holiday has a single word as the design inspiration and comes with a tiny embellishment. Stitch individually or all as one, Linda promises the colors will all coordinate! *Love* and *Luck* ship first, the rest follow this Spring. We'll have an auto-ship for those.
  • If You Live to be 100
    A new chartpack with Winnie-the-Pooh quotes in the designs! *Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.* & *If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day... so I never have to live a day without you.* Whimsical fonts, just a few bits of color... some lovely thoughts to stitch for special people and places in your home.
  • Home is the Nicest Word There is!
    A new Snippet, this is a sweet 5 x 5-ish design -- perfect for a housewarming!!! Could be an apartment... could be a camper! Presented as the small card chart.
  • Be the Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud -- The newest Inspiration Boxer, the kit includes 30ct Lambswool linen a rose flower button, and a BONUS design, which is always cute!
  • Make SURE to check out all our Lizzie Kate Stitch Dots -- little magnets that feature Linda's artwork!

B56 Be the Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud from Lizzie Kate
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!!!


Sewing Candle Mat from Bareroots - click to see more In The Woods Candle Mat from Bareroots - click to see more 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 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.


Plum Street Samplers click to see more
As you've read in our newsletters, we are super-excited to bring Linda and Paulette to Tulsa this coming summer for days and days of classes and stitching fun!

Our annual Stitching Event registration opens Thursday morning January 5... click this link for the complete details!


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.


Christmas Ride from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Christmas Sweets from Sue Hillis -- click to see more 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 - click to see more
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 - 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!!!


The Bookstore from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Gingerbread Street from Little House Needleworks -- click to see lots more Gingerbread Street & The Bookstore from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has two new small patterns..
  • Gingerbread Street is a 4-1/2 inch square design when worked on 32ct. Cute little row of houses... might be kind of fun to add real lace instead of stitches to the top and bottom borders! Two predominant colors are Classic Colorworks Brandied Pears and Weeping Willow.
  • Hometown Holiday #13 - The Bookstore - don't know if you've been collecting this set of patterns or not, but they are super cute and look great all stitched and displayed together. The idea is to finish them into block stand-ups so you can arrange and display your stitched buildings anyway you want! If you aren't a "block-head"... they look cute as finished on the pattern cover as well!


Cute Cowboys from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Cute Cowboys
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 Classic Colorworks - click for more 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!
  • Apple Pickin'
  • Long May She Wave
  • Roses are Red
  • Rabbit Hill
  • North Woods Express and North Pole Express
  • Land of the Free
  • Home of the Brave

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine's Christmas/Winter 2016 Mega Issue - click to see more
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! - click for more
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!*

Sophie's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more

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!
Leaves from Nikyscreations Quilt of the Season - Halloween from Nikyscreations Animal Farm from Nikyscreations
A trio of cute new designs from Nikyscreations
  • Leaves - A 7 x 8 piece stitched with DMC floss, the house in the center has a filled-in background -- making it a little picture in the center of the busy birds and vines surrounding it. What makes it fun are the wool acorn cut-outs Niky has added to the left side as part of her finishing treatment. Super-simple, yet they add texture and an additional focal point. Leaves is shown finished as a pocket... but it'd be cute as a pin cushion too -- and you could do more acorns on the back if you wanted to.
  • Quilt of the Season - Halloween - A pair of witchy friends boiling something in the pic -- maybe they are getting ready to tea dye the kitty quilt hanging above! Tiny kitties walking around their feet -- I think they are looking for the mice hidden on her dress! 6 x 7 On 32ct, DMC floss, just a fun little thing -- the model pic has rayon ribbon scrunched all around the edges for a disheveled look!
  • Animal Farm - Cats, rabbits, a sheep, pig and chicken... this is actually quite a cute medley of animals. Everyone has something else in their square -- bunny with carrots, sheep with bees, pig with bird, and the spotted cat with the run-away mouse! Measuring a generous 7 x 10 on 28ct, the chart calls for regular DMC... soft colors of 422, 355, 3790, 844, 842, 301, 420, 522, 840, 613, and 3859.

Yummy New Velveteen Finishing Fabric from Dames of the Needle 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 - click to see more
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!

Flora McSample's 2016 Treats from Lizzie Kate Peppermint and Snowy Sleds from Lizzie Kate Wise Men Still Seek Him from Lizzie Kate
New Lizzie*Kate
Linda has been busy working on Thanksgiving and Christmas designs for us, and I think you'll really enjoy her new things!
  • Peppermint and Snowy Sleds -- MORE little sled designs!!! So darn cute, these fit our little 4-inch Foxwood Crossings wooden sled ornaments. The sleds come ready made ($4.50 each) -- paint them if you want, but they don't need that. Then, add your bit of stitching to the sled bed... using 14/28ct fabric or 14ct perforated paper. Just like Sled Dudes and Night Before Christmas Sleds, these 6 designs all follow the same color scheme -- so now they are a set of 12! Presented in Snippet small card format, there are tiny embellishments for each included! (check out our baker's dozen on the sleds!)
  • Wise Men Still Seek Him -- The neat verse, the royal crowns for a king, angels and Baby Jesus -- this is a sweet reminder of the Reason for the Season! Offered as the small card.

  • A Little Thankful from Lizzie Kate Come Let Us Adore Him from Lizzie Kate November & December from Lizzie Kate
  • A Little Thankful -- Here's Linda's *Little* kit for Thanksgiving... she has included the three ships with pal 'Chris C' on board!!! Kit includes the amber linen, and antiqued gold acorn charm and a few gold beads. Finishes about 4 x 4 -- like all the other *Little* kits in her series.
  • Come Let Us Adore Him -- A new Inspirational design... Come Let Us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Presented as the chart with 30ct natural linen and three snowflake buttons... you get a bonus chart to stitch as well!
  • November & December -- These little guys fill out the year of Calendar Double flips -- we have all the rest on the set as well. Linda does remind us that we have the same 12 months every year, so if you didn't get these done this year, there's always NEXT! Nov and Dec also includes antique squirrel and heart charms. Instructions to combine all 12 together can be found on LK's website, too.

2016 Santa Ornament Forget Me Not from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2016 Sampler Ornament Merry Deery from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2016 Snowman Ornament Snow Merry II from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Merry Noel Avery's Toy Express Chart from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
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 - click for more 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 Samplings - click to see more 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 - click for more 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 - click for more
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.
  • Believe -- A very low-key Christmas piece -- all you see is a tiny silouette of Santa and his sleigh atop a building! *There comes a moment every year when something whispers in our ears Believe, Believe, Believe.*
  • Let Your Light Shine -- *Just wait until you see what is possible when you shine your little light on the world.*
  • Be There -- *Any given moment can change your life -- you just have to be there.*
  • You Rescued Me -- This is my favorite one (I think!) *Our hearts are forever connected you see, I adopted you, but you rescued me.*
  • Peace -- *Peace is the understanding that though we are each one different, we are all made of the same exquisite stuff.*
  • Time to Pack -- *The world is not going to come to you, the sooner you realize this, the more time you'll have to pack.*


Mini Bee Needle Minder from Kelmscott Beeskep Vintage Postcard Threadkeep from Kelmscott Mermaid Tail Threadkeep from Kelmscott
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.
  • Mini Bee Needle Minder -- Isn't this a pretty thing? Kelmscott's black resin sets off her pretty bumblebee... the whole thing measures just 1-1/4 inches from side to side. Needle Minders aren't just for needles either -- they are pretty magnets for your filing cabinet or even the good old-fashioned refrigerator door!
  • Beeskep Vintage Postcard Threadkeep -- A charming sepia-tone, old fashioned picture on this little board that measures a bit over 2 x 3-1/2, it features 6 holes to attach your working threads.
  • Mermaid Tail Threadkeep -- This is SO CUTE! Another thread keep, just over 4 inches, -- same kind of thing as the vintage beeskep. This one would be incredible stored inside of a nautical sewing case, or cool perched beside a seaside pin cushion!!! The design is not painted or enameled on the wood... I think it's probably a laminated paper image, but like the rest of these, it is absolutely and perfectly transferred onto the wood -- and the colors in this charming tail are gorgeous!

Charcoal Mittens from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more 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
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.
  • SN53 Cross -- 3-1/2 Inches in length, these are from an antique mold. The handles come together to make a little cross shaped opening between them... and the little beading around the scissor edges make them even prettier. Light Gold plating on the handles, they don't appear to be as 'gold' in color as some of the rest. Perfect, precise, sharp little 1-1/8 inch blades.
  • SN52 Serpentine -- 3-1/2 Inches in length, another classic museum design, these are lovely, filigreed, delicate to hold and use -- just a treat! Stainless, with gold plating on the handles, they feel a little lighter in weight than the Cross Scissors -- blades are the same size though.
  • SN50 Victorian Heart -- 3-3/4 Inch in overall length -- you'll recognize this style. Gingher used to have these in their 18th Century Line -- it is a classic embroidery scissor style that is a perennial favorite. (Probably the most recognized after Stork Scissors.) Beautiful gold on the curved handles... always a good choice.
  • SN51 Flattened Victorian Heart -- Another 3-3/4 Inch style -- I think these look like the Victorian pair, just a little flattened! The finger holes turn out to be JUST A TEENY bit larger than the Victorian, so they turn out to be a little more than 1/4 an inch wider, and they feel *really good!* The same pretty gold plating on the graceful handles.
Large Buckingham Large Buckingham
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 - click for more
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!
Rocking Horse Thread Board from The Primitive Hare - click to see more Sea Horse Thread Board from The Primitive Hare - click to see more Hand-Painted Santa's Sleigh Snowglobe from The Primitive Hare - click to see more Hand-Painted Queen Bee from The Primitive Hare - click to see more
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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 - click to see more 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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