Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here!

Yeah!!! It's almost Thanksgiving. This year we are having it at my house and I am looking forward to cooking with my mom and daughter. I'm not planning to go shopping on Friday but that could change. What I really would like to do is eat leftovers, watch a Christmas movie and stitch (not necessarily in that order). I have a sampler that I have put aside and I really want to pull it out and work on it. I won't be able to finish it this year so my plan is for sometime in 2014.

Need a new project for next year? Take a look at some new designs that will be arriving soon. Maybe you will find just the right one. If not, be sure to check out the what's new section on our web site or come by the shop and see many other wonderful designs

From The Scarlett House

Sleigh Rides & Snowflakes
From By the Bay Needleart
Holy Night
From Lizzie Kate
A Little Snow (kit)
includes: 28ct. Amber linen, an antique gold
snowflake charm and white beads
From Country Cottage Needleworks
It's Snow Cold

Frosty Forest #1 - Raccoon Cabin
From Ship's Manor
A Christmas Sampler
From Heartstring Samplery
Three Little Proverbs
From Imaginating
 Got Snow Reindeer                               Rejoice                
        Peace Dove                     Dozen Dandy Ornaments
From Annalee Waite Designs
Snowflakes in Blue
From Amaryllis Artworks
The Quaker Button Ball

 From CM Designs
From: From The Heart
A Quaker Autumn

(Don't eat too much and be careful
if you brave the Black Friday crowds)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A day late and a lot of dollars short!

Yes, I'm a day late with the blog and my bank account just took a big hit. Instead of blogging yesterday morning, I was off getting a root canal (not at all fun I might add). Talk about an expensive procedure (even with insurance). This was not great timing with the holidays so close but that's life. I will eventually get the credit card paid off.

Now that you know why the blog is late, on with the good stuff. Take a look below at some new designs that are on the way. Some may have already arrived in the shop.

From Bobbie G.Designs

Mister Snowman                                          Baltimore Design  
From Kathy Barrick
Multiplying Bird
From Cherry Hill Stitchery
Christmas Candy Cane Sampler
Merry Christmas
From Patricia Allison
The Gift
From Tempting Tangles
Nose Warmer
From The Vickery Collection
Fall Harvest
From Carriage House Samplings
Dear House
From Praiseworthy Stitches
   Christmas Quaker                               Snow Pals         
Pyn Tuffet                                                      
From Summer House Stitche Works
Ethereal Illumination                      Hark, Hark, Hark!
From Little House Needleworks
Little Sheep Virtues: Gratitude
Crescent Colours will now be called CLASSIC COLORWORKS.
For more information, read the news release (below) 
from Sharon Crescent. This was posted on her blog on November 8, 2013
Today we are pleased to announce that Crescent Colours hand dyed threads will now be manufactured by Classic Colorworks, a brand new company in the cross-stitch industry. 

Ronny Williams, the son of Little House Needleworks founders Diane and Ron Williams and brother of Country Cottage Needleworks founder Nikki Leeman, is the sole owner and will oversee dyeing and shipping operations for his new company. 

The soft and vibrant colors stitchers have come to love, as well as the high quality of the threads, will remain the same. 

The names and colors of current threads will not change so any existing designs that call for Crescent Colours threads may now be filled by the same color names but under the manufacturer Classic Colorworks.

Thank you for your support of Crescent Colours over the past 12 years. It's been my pleasure to serve you. You'll still be getting the same beautiful threads and the same awesome service as before. I'm just starting on a different journey now. I wish Ronny and his crew nothing but the best in their new venture. 

Sharon Crescent 
Have a great week!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Look what is on the way!

Sorry, it has been a while since my last blog but last week was just crazy and I didn't have time to sit down and do it. Well, now I'm back and there are a lot of new designs that are on the way. Take a look.

From AAN
I just love her designs but the "Peace on Earth" is definitely on my "to stitch" list.

   Special Christmas Tree                 Peace on Earth                  
From Heritage Crafts
These designs are toooo cute!
Cross Stitch Critters:
Cow                                             Elephant

Snake                                             Whale
From Plum Street Samplers this sampler but then again I'm usually a sucker for pumpkins.
Cinnamon House
From Little House Needleworks
A new addition to the Hometown Holiday Series. This design will be releasing at the end of November. Can't wait. The toy shop looks great.
Hometown Holiday - Toy Store
From SamSarah Design Studio
SamSarah has added new designs to the "Ten X the Fun" Series and "The Winds of Grace" Series.
Ten X the Fun: Play in the Snow
Winds of Grace: Four Bells
This is part 4 of 6 and contains the bottom half of the border.
From With Thy Needle & Thread
These beautiful new designs should be arriving very soon (most likely next week).
Jingle Bells
Cozy in the Pines

Harriette Elizabeth Coe 1844               Needleworker's Sampler
From Erica Michaels
Three new designs. The two new winter ones make me wish for snow.
Linger in the snowfall                 4 Seasons: Winter   

Believe Collage
From The Victoria Sampler
Wonderful new Christmas designs. Love the bakery and the gingerbread cookies!
Gingerbread Bakery

Gingerbread Cookies

Woodland Birdies
Illustration of two acorn's on a oak leaf   Illustration of two acorn's on a oak leaf Illustration of two acorn's on a oak leaf
Have a great week!