Monday, December 11, 2017

Counting down to Christmas!

Oh my, it is only 2 weeks until Christmas and I'm not as ready as I thought I was. I even have two items sitting in my shopping cart on Amazon (guess I should get those ordered). I plan to finish shopping this weekend and then the wrapping and baking will begin. It is going to be a very busy weekend with no stitching time in sight. Oh well, I'll get back to it eventually.

Here are some new designs that will be arriving soon...take a look.


From Bobbie G Designs
The flowers look stunning on the black fabric. The colors just"pop".  I just don't know if my eyes would let me stitch on black fabric. I tried it once and they didn't like it but for this piece, I'd try it again.

Iris on Black

From Amy Bruecken Designs
What fun and festive designs. I want to stitch these for next year! The moose is just too cute.

Keep Calm and Merry On             Merry Kiss Moose     

From Hands on Design
This is the fourth and final design in the Chalk for Home series and I think it is the cutest of the four. Love, love love, the snowmen!

Chalk for the Home: Let it Snow Bungalow

From The Workbasket
What a cute collection of woodland ornaments. Not sure which is my favorite but I'm leaning toward the mouse. The first Christmas Stars featured a fox and a squirrel.

Christmas Stars 2

Christmas Stars 3

From Stoney Creek
Beautiful bird designs!

         Bird Delights          Booties by the Dozen

From Country Cottage Needleworks 
Here is a "sneak peek" at a new design from Nikki. Looks really "cool" so far!

Hello Snow

From With Thy Needle & Thread
Another wonderful design from Brenda. 

Peppermint & Holly

From Pineberry Lane
The Christmas designs would make nice small pillows or ornaments and they look like they wouldn't take long to stitch. My favorite kind of!

Merry Little Stitches                  Sprig of Holly     

Fanny Griswold
An Antique Reproduction

From Lucy Beam
The little bee in "Bee Merry" looks like he is flying off to decorate more trees. How cute?

One Eyed Jack                               Bee Merry      



Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy December!

It's December! Wow, this year has flown by. I can't believe that it is almost 2018. Where does the time go? I hope everyone is having a great month thus far and not stressing about the holidays. I'm not. I have my house mostly decorated (should finish by the end of the week), have done some shopping online and made a list of the other things I need to get. I'm actually on top of things for a change. 

As always, new designs are on the way...take a look.

From Plum Street Samplers
A wonderful new collection of designs from Plum Street. I really like them all and can't decide on a favorite. 

  Sampler House V                      Sampler House VI 

Yuletide Shanty                            Hello Winter

From Threadwork Primitives
What a sweet sampler. I love the soft colors that were used.

Sweet Bird Sampler

From Just Nan
The Original Gingerbread Mouse from 2012 is back for a limited engagement and features a new gold tail. She goes back into retirement at the end of the year so get one while you can.

Gingerbread Mouse - The Original

From Stacy Nash Primitives
Well, I have managed to stay away from collecting the "Animal Crackers" but I will definitely have to have "Whittaker". He is so cute and he shares my name. Even though mine is spelled with one "t".

Noel Sewing Basket                        Animal Crackers -  

From Bent Creek
Another design will be added to my collection. I must have "Nativity Row". It will be a great new addition to my Christmas decorations for next year. I even think it would make a wonderful long pillow.

Nativity Row

The Perfect Tree Globe

From Shepherd's Bush
Five quick to stitch Christmas designs. 

Little Red House Tin (kit)         Merry Wishes        
                                                                  Treasure Box (kit)           

Making Spirits Bright         Snowman Tag (kit)  
Pincushion (kit)                                                

I'm Dreaming

From X's and Oh's
There is a lot of stitching in "Almost Christmas" but it sure is a beautiful design.

Almost Christmas

Chris-Mice Advent Calendar


Have a great week!

Monday, November 27, 2017

28 Days til Christmas!

Did everyone get nice and stuffed at Thanksgiving? I certainly did. It was a great day spent with my wonderful family (and no I didn't kill anyone). Now that "turkey day" has come and gone, it's time to get ready for Christmas which is only 28 days away. With that in mind, I want to remind everyone that the deadline to get something framed in time for Christmas is Dec. 9th. We will  not be able to guarantee anything brought in after the 9th. 

Here are some new designs that are heading this way.....

From Little House Needleworks
This is a new 9 part series called "Farmhouse Christmas that will be starting at the end of January. The designs can be stitched all together or individually. The fabric and fiber info is not available at this time but the names of the designs are as follows: Little Red Barn, Horsin' Around, Grandpa's Pick-Up, Dairy Darlin', Grandma's Quilt, Pinewood Farm, Cock a Doodle Do, Farm Folk, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Farmhouse Christmas
New Series starting in January

From Country Cottage Needleworks
This is a cute Christmas design but I would have to change the colors on Mr. & Mrs. Claus from pink to red. Just call me a traditionalist. 

Tis the Season

From Dames of the Needle
What a cute ornament collection. They would also make festive little pillows. Of course, I would have to brighten the red just a touch.

2017 Christmas Ornament Set

From Lucy Beam
If this festive ornament doesn't call for it, I'd add some gold metallic thread and make the bells shine.

Bells & Holly

From Bobbie G. Designs
Both of these designs make me wish it was 80 degrees and I was at the beach. 

       Summer Sampler                                   Sea Breezes

From Mani di Donna
I just love these small Christmas pillows. I would really like to get these done for next year but we'll see. My project list is a mile long already.

Christmas Mood Pillows

From Stoney Creek
The cats are playing in the Christmas tree. I don't think the "calm" will last too long.

All is Calm

From Heartstring Samplery
I like both of these designs but the "M is for Mermaid" is my favorite. Definitely going to the top of the project list.

 Fairy Coffee Mother                      M is for Mermaid   

From MarNic Designs
Great thoughts from MarNic Designs. The "I've Seen Better Days" reads like this: "I've seen better days, I've seen worse days, I don't have everything, I don't need anything, but I have everything I need".

I've Seen Better Days                  Start Each Day          

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful