Monday, August 22, 2016

On the way...

Wow, we are almost to the end of August. This year is just flying by and just so you know, Christmas will be here in 4 months and 3 days...ughhh. It's hard to believe that the holidays are almost upon us. Need some inspiration? Take a look at some new designs that will be arriving in the shop soon. 

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From Carriage House Samplings
The new "Hawk Run" sampler is simply stunning. I told myself that I would not start a really big project but I may have to rethink that.  I also believe the shop should stitch one of the tavern signs. Guess which one?

A Year at Hawk Run Hollow                   Tavern Signs Revisited   

From Just Nan
"Mr. Nutty Owl" is a limited edition ornament. Be sure to get yours while they are available. He is simply too cute with his acorn hat (included in the chart). "Wild Eyed Jacks" is a great name for those bug eyed jack-o-lanterns. What fun autumn designs.

Mr. Nutty Owl                                            Wild Eyed Jacks Humbug

Autumn in the Meadow

From The Drawn Thread
Speaking of autumn, here are some more fall/Halloween designs.  I love them all!

Welcome Autumn

                      Trick or Treat                                      Simply Scary

From Little House Needleworks
A new ABC sampler ornament and a beautiful home sweet home. I love the colors in both of these designs.

                        Little House                                    Home Sweet Home             
 ABC Samplers #3 - FGH                                                                

From Plum Street Samplers 
Three beautiful designs. I especially like the large tulips in "Hurt Not the Earth".

Caroline Broomhead 1838 and her "Little Friends" Pinkeep

Hurt Not the Earth

A Merry Hart

From Mirabilia
Just what we have come to expect from Nora...another beautiful lady or in this case, a goddess (like me). HA! HA!

Blossom Goddess

From Stoney Creek
Great new Halloween designs. The ornaments are my favorite especially "Here for the Boos".

          Farmer's Pride                          Halloween Ornaments I

  Halloween Banners I                           Halloween Banners II

From Death By Thread
I think she is having a really bad hair day.

Witchy Mother

From Imaginating
Looking at"Let's Smile" just makes me happy. 

        Let's Smile                      Halloween Kit Kat 

Let's Hunt


From Pickle Barrel Designs
What a beautiful silhouette.

Scarecrow Silhouette

It's All About the Shoes

Ice Cream Dream


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Monday, August 15, 2016

Back to School!

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For me, summer is now over. Today my kids went back to school and of course, they were not looking forward to it. I'm not looking forward to dealing with the homework arguments and dragging a certain young man out of bed every morning but I'll deal with it. Of course, now that school has started (or will soon), that means the holidays are just around the corner. Time to get those needles flying and finish (or start) your gifts. 

Take a look at some of the new designs that are on the way and maybe inspiration will strike.


From Hands on Design
What a fun series of ornaments. 

Chalkboard Ornaments - Part 3

From The Needle's Notion
A beautiful floral sampler with a very sweet sentiment. 

Flower Show

From Abby Rose Designs
I don't know if you would consider a witch "cute" but I really like this design. I must put this in my stash.

Spooky Halloween

From Blackbird Designs
After being unavailable for over a year, this design has been reprinted and is now available again. Yeah!!

Midnight Watch

From Poppy's Kreations
Two different Christmas designs. I love the "Silent Night".

Christmas Duo II

From Stoney Creek
I actually like all three of these designs. The graveyard looks so creepy and the Autumn Sampler is full of rich colors. I don't know which I like more.

Graveyard Halloween                          Autumn Sampler

Simply Inspirational: Miracles

From Threadwork Primitives
Two primitive samplers that combine cross stitch and wool.

Never Fading

Nightingale's Garden

From Country Cottage Needleworks
I guess after spending afternoons in Paris, London and New York, Rome would definitely be the next destination. 

Gingerbread House #8
(#11 in the Gingerbread Village series)

Afternoon in Rome


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Look what's coming!

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I hope everyone had a nice weekend. As usual, mine went too fast. It was, however, very relaxing. I was able to get some stitching done and isn't that all that matters. There are quite a few new designs on the way so be sure to take a look below. 

Also, the Norden Crafts Online Needlework Show begins today at 9:00am CST and goes through the 19th. You can look on their website ( to see the new items being released during the show. However, Norden Crafts does NOT sell retail so if you see something that you would like to order, please let the shop know and we will be glad to order it for you.


From Death by Thread
I absolutely love both of these designs. The pincushion is too cute and the border on the flag sampler is awesome.

SEW Pincushion                                Colonial Flag Sampler         

From JBW Designs
Three new French Country designs and a cool Witch's Hat.

French Country Crow         French Country Black Cat

       The Witch's Hat            French Country Ghost

From Lizzie Kate (coming mid to late August)
Another wonderful group of designs from Lizzie Kate. The last part of "Spooked " will also release with these designs. Once it does, I should be able to post a finished picture of the whole design since the "mystery" will be solved.

                   Tiny Tidings XXI                       Santa '16 - Old School Santa

Pumpkin Pocket
Includes: 30ct. Natural linen, buttons, rick rack,
template and finishing instructions

From Heartstring Samplery
I can't wait to see more from the alphabet series. I like this one (A is for Acorn) just as much as the first one (O is for Old Glory). I guess I'd better start collecting these.

Rooster and Acorns

A is for Acorn
part 2 in the alphabet series

From Tempting Tangles
"Autumn Aromas" is just wonderful. I love the smell of gingerbread. Did you see the cute little gingerbread man hanging out of the tea cup? Cute!

         Autumn Aromas                  Autumn Garden Tea Party

Bump in the Night

From Nebby Needle
I'm ready to go. When can we leave?

Camp Cross Stitch

From Threadwork Primitives
Love the colors on this design. 

Autumn in Bloom Threadkeep

From Hinzeit
These designs are all quick to stitch and each design includes a charm.

  Word Play: Ding Dong            Word Play: Whoo's Who

        Word Play: Witch Hat               Charmed: Witch Bone


Love Beer                        Love 5 o'clock                        Love Tea

Love 2 Hoot                         Love 2 Boo                         Love Oct. 31

   Love 2 Scare                    Love 2 Scream                 Love Vampires

Love Zombies


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