Monday, April 24, 2017

Good morning!

I would say "rain rain go away" but we need the rain if for no other reason than to wash away some pollen. However, this cold rainy weather is rather depressing. I want to go home, crawl back in bed, listen to the rain and go back to sleep but I have work to do so napping will have to wait. 

New designs are on the way...take a look!

From Little House Needleworks
The second design in the Early American series and a new Hometown Holiday design. 

 Early Americans #2                  Hometown Holiday
      John Hancock                          Grandma's House  

From Blackbird Designs
This design is just as lovely as the first one in the series. Love the colors.

The Light Upon the Dawn
2017 Loose Feathers Club #2

From Just Nan
Another "mouse house". Miss Strawberry Mouse (who lives in the house) is too cute. The Little Lady Mini Needle slide is small enough (1" x 2") to fit inside the house as well.

Summer Mouse in a House

Little Lady Mouse Mini Needle Slide

From Designs by Lisa
Too funny.

If You Were a Cat

From Stoney Creek
Cute! This must be what Santa does during his off season.

Fishing Santa


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Monday, April 17, 2017

On the way...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. My weekend was very nice except it just went by too fast. The weather was beautiful on Sunday and I was able to get out and enjoy it. Unfortunately, I did not get any stitching done. Oh well, maybe I can find some extra stitching time this week.

New designs are on the way...take a look!

From Mirabilia
The colors in this design are stunning and the queens look very elegant and regal.

Royal Games I

From CM Designs
A beautiful design featuring flowers, bees, and beehives. 

The Bees Knees

From Madame Chantilly
Six adorable animals with "Happy Easter" written in 6 different languages. You can stitch your favorite animals and make cute Easter ornaments.

Spring Animals

From Country Cottage Needleworks
The flower shop is so cute. I can't wait to see what the other designs in the Main Street series look like.

       Home Tweet Home                 Main Street Flower Shop
                                                                      The 1st design in the 
                                                                       Main Street series 

From SamSarah Design Studio
Additions to previously started series. The owl is a real "hoot".

Heard it through the Grapevine - part 2
Out of the Woods - Owl
Part 2 of 3 - Can be stitched by itself or with raccoon and fox.

From The Drawn Thread
Two beautiful spring designs. My favorite is the Garden Gate.

Welcome Spring

The Garden Gate

From Threadwork Primitives
What a lovely small design. 

Quaker Bird Pinwheel

From Scattered Seeds Samplers
A very nice reproduction sampler and a very "wise" sampler. The Jewel of Wisdom sampler says "May the jewel of wisdom crown thy heart".

  Catherine Shepherd 1810                    Jewel of Wisdom               

From Bobbie G Designs
Love the colorful butterflies.

Just a Sit-in

Playful Butterflies


            HAVE A GREAT WEEK

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Spring Break!

This week is spring break (at least for my kids it is....I'm not getting a week off). Needless to say, my family is not going anywhere for spring break (which is why I'm sitting here at work...blogging). Actually, I would rather be at work than going to the beach on spring break. I'll save the beach for the fall. That is my favorite time to go to the beach.

Need a new project? Well, take a look at some new designs that will be arriving soon. Maybe the perfect project is on the way.  Also, be sure to check the what's new section on our website (I can't possibly blog everything).

From Carriage House Samplings
This is a very interesting design. The more I stare at it, the more I like it. I wonder what that says about me?

Tropical Hat Lady

From Shepherd's Bush
What a beautiful Easter sampler.

Easter Notes

From Xs and Ohs
What a wonderful piece for a beach house. I myself do not have a place at the beach but I would stitch this even if it did make me wish I was at the beach.

Anchors Away

From Plum Street Samplers
Two new designs and a reprint.

Cape Cod Keeps                                 Cotton Bird 

Serial Bowl Collection of Sampler Lessons:
Lesson Two
This pattern was previously released as a limited design but
 now is available as a CHART only.

From Tempting Tangles
I love the colors in this sampler. Just gorgeous.

Second Star

From Tiny Modernist
The name says it all.

Easter Cuties


Monday, April 3, 2017

It's April!

I can't believe that it is already April. My kids will be on spring break next week (yikes). That means the end of the school year is near (double yikes).  Where does the time go? 

****FYI**** The Spring Custom Framing Special starts this Saturday (April 8) and goes until Tuesday (April 25). During this time, you will receive a 20% discount on a total custom frame order.
A 50% deposit will be required. No rush orders will be discounted and this cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. 

Here are some new designs that will be arriving soon.....take a look.

From Abby Rose Designs
I love both of these designs but my favorite is "My Soul is Fed". It says "My soul is fed by my needle and thread". 

                 My Soul is Fed                    I Think I'll Just Be Happy       

From Stoney Creek
A new addition to the lighthouse series and a very colorful bird banner.

Lighthouse of the Month:                     Happy Place            
April - St. Augustine, FL                                                          

From Tempting Tangles
I agree with the "stitching is best with lots of coffee" part.

Miss Kitty Cupcake

From The Vickery Collection
I really like the "Christmas Party" but boy would it take a while to stitch. I guess I can plan to have it ready for Christmas 2021. 

Who Ate My Ice Cream?

Christmas Party

From Mill Hill
These are the new "fall" kits from Mill Hill. I just love the Ghost Trilogy. They are so cute!

Buttons & Beads: 2017 Autumn Series

    Blessings                                  Harvest Corn  

     Country Store                       Old Time Harvest

Moonlit Treaters                          Spooky Scary  

2017 Autumn Harvest Collection

 Autumn Gold                             Sally Scarecrow

 Be Scary                                             Boo        

       Let Go                                   Happy Camper

Ghost Trilogy

Ellis                                               Eerie


From The Victoria Sampler
I totally agree with the "Ocean Boulevard" design. 

Tulip Terrace Sampler

Ocean Boulevard

From The Needle's Notion
Love the colors in this sampler.

Jane and Cassandra