Monday, October 17, 2016

Arriving soon!

Image result for clip art happy fall

Good morning! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was very busy and went fast (as usual). I did finish a cross stitch project last week...YEAH!....and have now started a new one. This one will take a little longer to finish but it is amazing how much you can get done during a football game. 

Take a look at some of the new designs that will be arriving soon. A future project could be on the way.


From Homespun Elegance
I really love the saying and the simpleness of this design.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas XXVII
Spirits Be Light - Smiles Be Bright

From Mirabilia
Another beautiful design from Nora. The dress is simply stunning.

Portrait of Veronica

From Scattered Seeds Samplers
The ribbon around the pinkeep is a great finishing idea.

A Stitch in Time

Be Still My Soul

From Stoney Creek
More Christmas ornaments. My favorite is the snowman. What a cute face.

Christmas Ornaments II

From Bobbie G. Designs
I'm ready for a nice long soak in a bubble bath.

 Bubble Bath                                Soak        

Birds and the Bees

From Tree of Life Samplings
A lovely autumn design.

Penny Treats

From Kathy Barrick
What a fun stack of pumpkins and animals.

Halloween on the Farm


Image result for clip art happy fall


Monday, October 10, 2016

Goodbye Hurricane Matthew!

Image result for clipart hurricane

I hope everyone who was in the path of this storm stayed safe. My nephew (whose name is Matthew) had fun earlier in the week by saying he was "a walking disaster".  Of course, this isn't very far from the truth being a 14 year old boy. He and the rest of my family stayed in Mt. Pleasant during the storm. Everyone is fine, no damage to the house and only a short period of time with no power. 

I know you don't want to know but......there are only 76 days until Christmas (YIKES). Time to get those needles flying and get those holiday projects finished.

REMINDER: The Fall Custom Framing Special is still going on (it ends on Oct. 18th). This is a great time to get your holiday framing done.


From Hands on Design
This is the 6th design in a series of pincushion blocks. It features many old fashioned sewing motifs. Too cute! 

Block Party: Mend

From Rosewood Manor
I'm not really into reproduction samplers but I do love the border and colors on this one.

Hannah Bacon - A Reproduction Sampler

From Sue Hillis Designs
What great Halloween designs. I love them all. 

Creature Feature                                   Dark Shadows

From Mani di Donna
There is nothing I can say about this except...gorgeous! Of course, I'm a big fan of fall/autumn designs.

Autumn Accessories Sewing Set

From Tiny Modernist
The name says it all.

Halloween Cuties

From Stoney Creek
More spooktacular ornaments.

Home of the Month - October

     Halloween Ornaments II                  Halloween Ornaments III 

From Kit & Bixby
Now, the cats are enjoying some fun in the fall. This is a really cute series and I'm not even a cat person.

Autumn Fir

From Homespun Elegance
That is one long broom.

Broom Riders

From CM Designs
I think I will stick to walking my dog.

Spider Walker

From Abby Rose Designs
According to this, I should be stitching more.

Do More of What Makes You Happy

From Samplers Not Forgotten
Love the border.

Christmas Tree Farm

From Stacy Nash Primitives
I think Stacy has been burning the midnight oil. She has 11 new designs (wow). Take a look.

Be Kind & True Thread Keep         Boxwood Manor Sewing Box 
                                                                   & Thread Keep

            Deck the Halls Pinkeep              Goode Stitching Witch Pinkeep

Heart Pinkeep

House on Pumpkin Hill Pinkeep

      House the Stitching                        Redbud Cottage Pinkeep
Built Pinkeep                                                                   

Dec. 25th Merry Christmas Pinkeep

Let's Meet at a Garden Gate Pinkeep

Freedom Needle Book

Image result for clipart sunshine


Monday, October 3, 2016

Only 28 days till Halloween

Image result for clipart halloween

Wow, only 28 days until Halloween. I'm not really counting down the days in anticipation of Halloween but once it arrives then Thanksgiving and Christmas come very quickly thereafter. It is hard to believe that this year is almost over. Where does the time go? 

There are many new designs coming to the shop soon, so take a peek at what's on the way. There could be a great gift idea arriving soon.


From Mill Hill
Each kit contains: beads, antique brown perforated paper, needles, floss, chart and instructions. 

Jim Shore Kits

    Angel with Lantern                Angel with Cardinal  

    Owl                                               Penguin

    Snowman Dancing               Snowman with Lights

From Lizzie Kate
Wonderful new designs. The sleds are adorable.

Flora McSample's 2016 Treats       Wise Men Still Seek Him     

Nov./Dec. Calendar Double Flip

Peppermint Sleds                            Snowy Sleds  

     A Little Thankful Kit             Come Let Us Adore Him
                                                              Inspiration Boxer

From Needles Notion
A colorful band sampler which features a flying witch, bats, owls, ghosts and many other fall-inspired motifs. Totally "spooktacular".

Fly By Night

From Tempting Tangles
"Little Brown Jug" is simply gorgeous. Love the colors!

Little Brown Jug

Winter Garden Party
4th in the Garden Party series

From Mani di Dona
A lovely pair of Christmas pillows. This design is a must for my stash. Maybe, I'll do them for next year. 

Christmas Pillows I - Christmas and I Believe

From Pineberry Lane
It looks like Miss Blackett is teaching her young student how to make a witch's brew. I wonder if they used eye of newt?

Fancey Blackett - Witch's Brew

From Jardin Prive
What a neat looking Halloween scene. It's a little late to have ready for this Halloween (at least for me it is) but definitely something that could be done for next year. Another design for my stash.
Happy Halloween Night

From Hands on Design

Chalk.squared - October

From Barbara Ana Designs
I love the "Fall Sampler" but I'm more likely to get the Christmas ornaments finished.

The Fall Sampler

Christmas Ornament Trio

From Kit & Bixby
The cats are back and this time they are building a snowman.

Winter Fur

From The Nebby Needle
I like this sampler. The best part is the border of leaves.

Tis Autumn

Image result for clipart halloween