Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas is over so let the new year begin!

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Mine came and went really quick. Now, if the Christmas cleaning fairy would just come and clean the mess my children made, then I would be good to go. However, since I am the cleaning fairy, I plan to attack my house tomorrow so that the new year will start with a mostly clean and organized house. With that done, I will be able to spend New Year's Day stitching and watching football.
Speaking of stitching.....

Pine Mountain Designs will be coming out with two new types of monthly pillow kits for 2012. One is a 12" flange pillow and the other is a medium kit which measures 7 x 8.5"

12" Flange Pillow Kit
January-There's No friend Like a Snow Friend

Medium Pillow Kit
January - Baby It's cold Outside

Coming in Mid January
Just Nan

Snowball Day


Looking to add to an existing series?
These are now available.

Part 3 of The Christmas House from Bent Creek
The Toy Room

Part 2 of Wintery Snowglobe Mantle from Bent Creek
Penguin, Penguin, Penguin

Parts 1 and 2 of Wintery Snowglobe Mantle

Yes, this is the piece that I started before Christmas and no I did not get the first part done before the second one came out (that was the goal). Now, I just hope to finish part one before part 3 comes along. By the way, it's looking really cute!

Part 5 of the Garden Life series from SamSarah Design Studio
Daily Life: Come Home Early

Part 5 of the Farmer's Market Vegetable series from SamSarah
Fresh Okra

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas is almost here.

With only 9 more days until Christmas, things seem to be finally winding down. A few new items will be coming out at the end of the month and I'm sure even more in January. Best wishes from everyone at The Stitch and Frame Shop for a safe and wonderful holiday season.


From Just Another Button Company

Penny Penguin and Sherry Sheep

Button Buddies: quick and easy kits that will be available in limited quantities at the end of December. Reserve yours now ( Penny Penguin or Sherry Sheep). Each kit includes buttons, Just Pins, 3cm HandBEHG felted wool ball, Hillcreek Designs button and instructions.

From Country Cottage Needleworks

February Cottage (part 2 in the cottage series)

From Little House Needleworks

2011 Ornament #12 - Good Tidings

Need some last minute gift ideas...
Check out these products, no stitching is required!

Needlesafe: a magnetic case that will store needles and a small pair of scissors.

Stitch Happy Tote: has a large main compartment with a snap closure and three outside pockets. Available in blue, green and red.

Allene's Stop Fraying:
use this amazing glue to keep the edges of your fabric from fraying. Dries clear.

Treasure Wash: especially designed for washing cross stitch.
It removes oils and soils gently and effectively.

Little Square Magnets:
use these to hold stitching tools on either your chart or fabric.

Other possible ideas would be needles, scissors, needleminders, needlethreaders, lights, magnifiers and gift certificates. Check the website for all the great stitching accessories that are available.

Marlee & Moe Hart

For those who do not know, Moe's daughter Marlee has been fighting a very rare form of cancer for the last 5 1/2 years. There is no standard protocol for this cancer and she is completely dependent on research for new medicines to try and arrest tumor growth. Any funds raised for research will directly benefit Marlee.
She will be taking part in the "Relay for Life" on May 4, 2012 in Pendleton, SC. If you would like to make a donation, please click here to visit Marlee's personal web page. Thanks so much!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas designs are still arriving!

Believe it or not, new Christmas designs keep coming to the shop and more are on the way. Either fast fingers are in order or stitching for 2012 has begun. I have already started stitching Wintery Snowglobe Mantle from Bent Creek. I hope to have part one done before part two comes out and yes, this is for next year.


from Waxing Moon Designs

Primitive Greetings

from Just Another Button Company

Winter Bird Pincushion Kit

from Country Cottage Needleworks

In the Meadow

This piece is too cute. I can't wait for it to arrive.
It is stitched on 30ct. Scuppernong linen and uses just 5 Crescent Colours:
Bamboo, Bramble Bush, Blackbird, Hazelnut and Steamed Broccoli.

from By the Bay Needleart
These patterns are just now going to the printer so it will probably be sometime in January before they arrive.

Funky Flower Patricia

Funky Flower Sisters: Andrea and Heather


from Lizzie Kate

Flora McSample's 2011 Ornaments

Faith: Inspiration Boxer Kit

A Good Marriage

from Poppy's Kreations

It's Christmas Time

from The Sunflower Seed

Holiday Sampler

from Imaginating

Joyous Snowman Ornaments

Holiday Clothesline


Just a reminder: 
Sunday December 10, 2011 is CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE from 1:00pm till 4:00pm. at the shop.  Mystery discounts will be given, a customer appreciation gift will be handed out and light refreshments will be served so come and join the fun and help us to celebrate the season.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Christmas designs are here and more are coming!

Yes, you read the title correctly. The shop has received (or will be receiving soon) some new Christmas designs. I know it is getting a little late to be stitching something for this Christmas (it is only 23 days away) but it is not too early to think about next year. Now is a great time to start your stitching for Christmas 2012. I found a wonderful new project that I would like to do even though it will not be finished this year. The project will be shown later in the blog but for now, check out some of the new designs listed below.They are just great!

Looking for something cute?.....then look at these designs from Val's Stitchin' Stuff

Not a Creature was Stirring

Snowmen Special

Looking for more of a country feel?.......then look at Homespun Elegance

Merry Birdies

Rounds a Plenty I

Something a little different?......take a look at The Drawn Thread

Book of Days

This was designed as a desk diary cover to fit
Exaclair's Quo Vadis Note 27 planner refill.
I, however, think it would also make a beautifully framed piece.

Are you a Shepherd's Bush fan?....look at these new designs which are on the way.

           Christmas Joys                Good Cheer Pin Cushion

                 Christmas Wishes - Fa La La                    Hear Bells                     

       Merry Wishes                                Behold Sheep

Like Christmas trees?...... Mirabilia now has her annual Christmas Tree kit available. This is the 6th in the series and includes: beads, Crescent Colours fibers and the graph. It was stitched on 32ct. Star Sapphire linen (not included).

Christmas Tree 2011

Any Lizzie Kate stitchers out there?......She has several new patterns being released in December. Pictures are not available right now, but I do have some descriptions.
  • Faith Inspiration Boxer - This kit has the same "vintage" look as the other Inspiration Boxers and includes 32ct. Lambswool linen, olive colored buttons and the pattern. A bonus design is also included ( fabric is not included for the bonus design).
  • Flora McSample's 2011 Christmas Ornaments - A set of 3 quick to stitch ornaments using classic holiday colors and motifs.
  • A Good Marriage - Done in the same style of the ABC kits, this design includes the pattern and threads (you provide the fabric) and is full of common sense wisdom.

Anyone looking for another part to a series that they have started?.....Well, Bent Creek, Samsarah Design Studio and With Thy Needle have all added new designs.

Santa's Cocoa
part 2 of the Christmas House series from Bent Creek

Lasso the Moon
4th small chart of the Daily Life series from SamSarah

Farmer's Market - Fresh Onion
4th part in the vegetable stand series from SamSarah

January Word Play
new month in the Word Play series from With Thy Needle

Need some accessories?.....Look what's new from Kelmscott

Heart in Hand Needle Minder

Mon Petite Eiffel Tower Scissors
available in either silver or black

Look what's coming in mid December!

Elizabeth Hancock Sampler from Little House Needleworks

Crowning the Tree from Blackbird Designs

This is such a beautiful mini stocking. The finished size is 3" x 6 1/2".

Christmas Garden from Blackbird Designs

This is a 12 page booklet which features 3 designs. A "Christmas Garden" is the main design and is a large dramatic sampler with a vintage feel. Two other projects are also included: a small travel bag and a small gift box.

FINALLY....the Christmas project that I want to stitch is from Bent Creek called "Wintery Snowglobe Mantle". I know they have done other mantle series before but this one just really appealed to me. I think it is the snowglobes. Anyway, my plan is to start it this weekend. Snow Snow Snow is the first part in the series and contains 18ct. Natural linen (enough for the entire piece), overdyed fibers, DMC floss, beads, buttons and needle. Parts two and three will include patterns, fibers and any embellishments.

Snow Snow Snow...first part in the Wintery Snowglobe Mantle series

Holiday Happenings

On Saturday December 10, 2011, Sharon Crescent from Crescent Colours will be stopping by for a quick visit so come by and say "hi". Martha Boyd will also be here doing Hardanger demonstrations.

The Stitch and Frame Shop will be having an Open House on Sunday December 11, 2011 from 1:00pm till 4:00pm. This will be a fun time to come by the store and see all the wonderful new things. A special appreciation gift will be given out and refreshments will be served.


Hope everyone has a great weekend. I plan to decorate my Christmas tree and stitch but not necessarily in that order.