Monday, July 25, 2011 last!

I'm off on vacation this week but before I leave there are a few things I wanted to blog about before I go.

We have 3 NEW kits from Pine Mountain Designs:

2011 August small pillow kit

Rick Rack Row - August

August Frame Up - Autumn Blue House

These kits are fun and quick to stitch and make great gift ideas. I really love the new Frame Up series. I might even take the Autumn Blue House with me on vacation. Surely I can actually finish it before I get back.

Farmer's Market from SamSarah designs is now complete. The last fruit in the series, "Fresh Apple" is now available. This is such a cute series. I can't wait until Carol finishes it. She only has the last two fruits to do. Hurry Carol!

For those of you who like to collect scissors, Kelmscott has a new addition to their line...Daisy Scissors.
These cute scissors are 3.5" in overall length. They have softly rounded scallops on the handles and are finished in a matte black color. Even though I have some scissors, I might just have to get a pair of these because they are toooo cute!

Daisy Scissors

Coming (probably in August) from My Big Toe Designs:

"Be Not Forgetful"

I so want to stitch this when it comes out. I have always loved the saying and the border is simply beautiful. The model was stitched over one thread but I will probably stitch it over 2 since my eyes would probably revolt otherwise.

Well, I am off. It is time to start packing so the relaxing can begin. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and I'll blog again when I get home.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Too HOT to do anything but blog!

It is way too hot to do anything outside, so I guess sitting inside (where it is nice and cool) and blogging is a perfect solution. Last week, the weather was much cooler and I was able to spend some time outdoors working in my yard (well, what passes for a yard). Needless to say, I will not be working in my yard today or over the weekend. Next week (hot or not), I'll be going on vacation. I am so looking forward to it but before I leave, I wanted to share some of the new items with you.

From The Prairie Schooler:
Christmas Favorites
Cats, Bats & Witches
Santa's Night

2011 Santa

Coming from Premax in August:
3.5" embroidery scissors
These are nickle plated, carbon steel scissors with a patterned handle. Cost $20.50

Lavender Burst

Mosaic Smile

           Orange/Yellow Marble

Pink Geometric

              Pink/Purple Colorsplash

           White Meadow Floral

From Country Stitches/With My Needle:

Witch Hazel

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Have a great day!!


Friday, July 15, 2011

What's up at the shop!

Wow, it's the end of the week already. Hope everyone has some wonderful weekend plans. The weather here is going to be a bit cooler (80's) so hopefully I will get to enjoy some outdoor time (preferably something fun...not yard work).

Let me tell you what is going on at the shop. So much is here and even more is coming!!!

2011 Loose Feathers Club:
Part one of the three part sampler has arrived and features a summer bird sitting among the strawberries. Some of the alphabet is also included.The remaining letters will be coming in the next two parts (available in Sept. and Nov.). The two bonus graphs are a partridge sewing box and woodland berries. It looks like it will be a really beautiful sampler when all the parts are together. I can't wait!

Part 1 of the Loose Feathers Club
Two bonus patterns included with part 1

The "Mystery" has been solved! Part 3 of the Mystery Sampler (Birds of a feather) is now available and what a gorgeous sampler it is!

New from Glendon Place:
4 Halloween patterns have just been released and they are simply wicked!
Come Sit a Spell
Witch Parking Only

Halloween Luck

I just love the "Witch Parking Only" although "Come Sit a Spell" looks more like me.  

New from Rosewood Manor: Christmas Blues
This booklet contains over 30 Christmas ornaments in various sizes and stitched in shades of blue.

Coming Soon from Little House Needleworks:
Little House Needleworks is releasing a set of patterns called "1785 Samplings".These designs were inspired from a sampler dated 1785 by Lear Wilson. The set will include 3 different designs (pictured below).
Lear's Floral

Massachusetts Adaptation Sampler

The Lear Wilson House

Also coming from Little House Needleworks is the 7th ornament in the 2011 ornament series: Baked Goods

The 8th ornament (available in August) will be called Hallelujah and will feature a trio of angels.

Summer Splendor, also from Little House Needleworks, will be available in August.

Coming Soon from Country Cottage Needleworks:
Sunflowers in Summer

Sunflowers in Summer

July 23, 2011  from 12:00pm till 3:00pm.....Martha Boyd, our Hardanger instructor, will be having a Hardanger demonstration. If you are able, please come by and meet Martha and see what is involved in this beautiful form of embroidery.

For those of you who are interested in learning Hardanger Embroidery, the shop has scheduled a beginners class (on several different days so hopefully one will fit into your schedule). The cost for the class is $35.00, this includes all supplies. Please contact the shop for more info or to sign up for a class.
The dates are as follows:
Aug, 27
Sept. 10
Sept. 24
Oct. 8
Oct. 29
Nov. 12

That's about it for now....Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Look What's Here....and What's Coming!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July. I know everyone at the shop enjoyed having the day off but now it's back to business. We have some wonderful new things in the shop now and even more to come soon.

Now available from By the Bay Needleart:

Stitch an Inch...Summer Pack #1

These adorable designs make a cute 1" square when stitched over one thread on 28ct or for those of us who don't see quite as well, a 2" square when stitched over two threads. You can stitch these patterns individually or in one long row (your choice). Summer pack # 1 features six nautical themed designs plus a bonus mermaid pattern. Summer pack #2 is currently in the works and some seasonal ones (Halloween & Christmas) will be done as well.

Summer pack progress

New from Bent Creek:

Spooky Halloween Mantle: House of Jacks (kit)

This is the first of a three part series. Part one features a crooked green house and the beginning of a trailing vine border. The black and white photo shows what the finished project will look like. The kit includes 18ct linen (enough for the entire project), the first part of the pattern (shown in the color photo above) and the thread needed for the first part.

Coming in July from The Victoria Sampler:

Button Up Birdies #5...July Wren and August Hummingbird

Pumpkin Patch Farm
Project in the works from Lizzie Kate:

Lizzie Kate's next Flip-it series will feature a group of 6 snowmen (tentatively named "6 Fat Men"). Each of the 6 leaflets will have a unique shape and design. They will also include a snowflake button. They are still a work in progress so I don't know when they will be available but I wanted to give a sneek peak because it looks like a really fun and "cool" series.

Stay cool and have a great day!