Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas is here already...only 8 more days!!!!

Christmas is arriving very quickly so it is a good thing that I am almost ready. I only have a few small things to pick up this week and then I am offically done (unless the grocery store counts and then I'm not). This will be the last blog I write for about 2 weeks so I wanted to give you a heads up on some new designs coming out at the end of December and into January.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, but as we are busy celebrating, let's all try to take a moment and remember the lives lost in Newtown, Connecticut. For many families, Christmas will never be the same. My heart just breaks for them.


From Shepherd's Bush

Home for the Holidays

From Blackbird Designs

The Gift is Small - Loose Feathers #4

From Country Cottage Needleworks

Winter Snow

Santa's Village - Poinsettia House
part 2 of 12

From Little House Needleworks

Little Sheep Virtues -  a new monthly series for 2013
The design for each month will feature a sheep, virtue and a heart.
The stitch count for each design is 61 x 61 and instructions will
also be given to stitch all the designs together.
Each design will also have an optional button.

Mary Ann myers 1827

2012 Monthly Ornament #12 - Saltbox Village

From Island Cottage Needleworks

A Schoolgirl's Book of Needle Worke - December

From Carriage House Samplings

Spring at Hawk Run Hollow

From Abby Rose Designs

Love One Another

From Cherry Lane Designs

Christmas Tree Ornament #1

From Of Generations Past

Under the Mistletoe

From The Scarlett House

Adam & Eve

From The Sunflower Seed

Mini Peace

From Threadwork Primitives

Merry Winter

From Vickery Collection

Spring Flowers

From Widgets & Wool Primitives

Warm Wool

From X's and Oh's

Waiting for Daddy

From By the Bay Needleart

White Birch Winter

From SamSarah Design Studio

The Flock: Paisley Bird
part 11 of 12

Witch's Pantry: Root of Hemlock

Fun Every Day: May

Sneak Peek
NEW Mystery Sampler from Blue Ribbon Designs

"Blue Jeans and Daisies"


Happy Holidays
from everyone at The Stitch and Frame Shop:
Peggy, Carol, Moe, Frances, Maggie, Michelle,
Lorraine and Debbie


Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas is coming fast...only 15 more days!!!

Christmas is two weeks away and I don't know about you, but I'm not ready yet! Guess I'd better hurry! I'm hoping to have all my shopping done by this weekend but I'm sure something will happen and I'll be out at the last minute trying to finish. Well, at least my house and Christmas tree are decorated. I may not have anything under the tree yet, but it will get there eventually. Being so close to Christmas, there really isn't a lot to blog about but I did find a few new things to share with you. Most of these designs are available now but a few won't be released until the middle/end of December.

From Fallbrook House Needleplay

Not All Elves

From MarNic Designs

Jolly Santa Welcome

From Primrose Needleworks

Mirth, Hope, and Grace

From Stacy Nash Primitives

Christmas at Hollyberry Farm

From The Stitching Bear

Jingle Jingle Jingle

From Waxing Moon Designs

Swirly Trees

From Plum Street Samplers

Farmstead Christmas

From Samplers Revisited

Jane Stanwix 1843

From The Primitive Hare

Christmas Tree                                 Tis the Season    


GIFT CERTIFICATES make great gifts!!!!!!!!


Have a great week !!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

NEW "Mystery Sampler" is coming!

Do you remember Lizzie Kates's Halloween Mystery Sampler and With thy Needle and Thread's Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler? Well now, Blue Ribbon Designs will be releasing the next mystery. Here is what I know about it so far:
  • There will be 3 parts. The first part will be released in Jan., the 2nd part in Feb. and the 3rd part in March.
  • A fun finishing idea will be included with each part.
  • The sampler will feature a springtime theme.
  • The entire design uses 23 skeins of Weeks Dye Works threads and is stitched on your choice of either 30 or 35ct linen (also from Weeks Dye Works). The color will remain a mystery until the first part is released.
  • The stitch count for the entire sampler is 300w x 150h.
  • Collect all three parts to unlock a mystery bonus that will be available after the 3rd part is released.
Please let the shop know if you are interested in joining the "Mystery Club".

Here are some other new designs that are on the way!!!

From Blue Ribbon Designs

 Berries, Birds & Blooms                                Sunflower Serenade  

From Rosewood Manor

     Art Nouveau Tulip                                       Nostalgia X     

From Summer House Stitche Workes

Calico Sampler #7

From Homespun Elegance

Candy Cane Cutie                                             Wonderous Joy               

From Cherry Lane Designs

 Reindeer Ornament                                Silent Night        

From CM Designs

Whiskerkins: Gypsy                             Whiskerkins: Chocolate Chip

SnowAngelz: Valentino

From Cross Stitching Art

 Christmas Chef                                  Soup Chef       

From Lila's Studio

A Contented Stitcher

From Raise the Roof Designs

Libertyville - Upon the Hill

Join The Stitch and Frame Shop for.....
Saturday December 8, 2012
from 10:00am till 4:00pm

Come and shop this Saturday (December8th) and receive some holiday spirit. Enjoy refreshments while you are shopping and when you are ready to check out, draw a discount to be used on your purchases. Also, at checkout, you will receive a special "thank you" gift. This is our way of letting you know how much we appreciate all of our wonderful customers.


The cut off date to have something framed for Christmas is December 10!