Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Labor Day.....already?

Did this summer fly by or what? I can't believe that it is almost Labor Day. I guess that summer really is over and hopefully fall will be here soon because some cooler weather would be greatly appreciated.

For anyone who wants to visit the shop over the Labor Day weekend, I wanted to let you know that it will be closed on Labor Day (Monday September 5, 2011) but will be having a pre-Labor Day sale on Friday (Sept. 2) and Saturday (Sept. 3). During this sale, all in stock fall and Halloween books and kits will be 25% off. All other in stock books and kits will be 20% off and everything else in the store (except custom framing) will be 10% off. This would be a great time to get those Christmas gifts.

If you are unable to come shop in the store, then do your shopping online. Any order placed on Friday (Sept. 2) and Saturday (Sept.3) will receive any applicable discounts as long as the item(s) are in stock. Whether you shop in the store or online, there are great savings to be had......enjoy shopping!

The Sunday after Labor Day (Sept. 11) will be the 10th anniversary of 9/11. So in remembrance of that event and as a special thank you to all the wonderful men and women who serve our country, all patriotic books will 25% off during the pre-Labor Day sale. This would be a great time to stitch something that would remind us of what a great country we live in and would honor the many dedicated men and women who strive to keep everyone safe.

I have posted a few patriotic patterns that I really like. Look on the website for even more.

Pledge of Allegiance by Designs by Lisa        America by Sunflower Seed  

Celebrate America by Cross Eyed Cricket       Queen of Freedom by Mirabilia

NEW acrylic thread palettes have been ordered!
For those of us who stitch kits, either regularly or on occasion, there are some really cool new acrylic thread palettes available. These sturdy palettes are a wonderful way to sort floss and each one (except the heart) is also a ruler. My favorite one is the "ruler" shaped palette which says "Needleworker's Rule". 

hornbook                   heart                         square              super thread    


FYI: If you are planning to have some finishing done (pillows, stockings, bellpulls, etc.) for Christmas, Diana has set the cut off date as November 1, 2011. Please make sure to drop off whatever you need to have finished before then in order to have it ready for Christmas. She will only guarantee items that she receives by Nov. 1st.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2011

It just keeps coming!!

More and more new things keep arriving at the shop. There is so much coming in that it is hard to keep up with everything. However, I promise I'll do my best to keep everyone updated on what's coming in and what's going on at the shop.Remember though, check the "What's New" section of the website often to see what new things are in because it's impossible to blog about everything. Listed below are some items that have already arrived in the store, as well as, items that will be coming out soon.

From Prairie Moon:
Night of Fright                                      Jacula

d.sa/m/pler                                     Bone Cheeks

Trick or Taos                                   Trick or Treat

From Pine Mountain Designs:

Autumn's Chill - Tie One On Kit

              Sept. Winter Blue House     September Small Pillow Kit    September Rick Rack Row  

From La-D-Da:
Count Your Blessings

From Shakespeare's Peddler:

Weeds Make Haste

 From Blackberry Lane Designs:

Goblins on Parade

From Bee Hive Needleworks:
Sunflowers and Acorns

From Lizzie Kate:

Tiny tidings XVI

2011 Santa: Coming to Town

     Inspiration Boxer (kit) - When We Do
Kit includes: 32 ct. flax linen, embellishments, chart and instructions


Snow House        Snow Friends        Snowed In

Each of these cute charts can be stitched individually or all together. When stitched together, there will be a total of 6 snowmen (3 are still to be released). Below is a picture of all the snowmen together. Looking at it sure makes me want some snow!

All 6 Fat Men

From By the Bay Needleart:

Stitch an Inch: Halloween

From Handblessings:
Halloween Silhouette's

 Witch                   Pumpkin, Cat and Crow                  Owls

Pumpkin with Cornstalk                     Ghost    

Songbird Ornaments

Blue Bunting              Cardinal                 Chickadee                Yellow Finch

From SamSarah Designs:

Farmer's Market Vegetable Stand

Just Like the Fresh Market Fruit Series, these cute veggies can be stitched all together in a row or by themselves. Fresh Beet is the first in the series with garlic, pea, onion, okra and pepper to follow. This series looks just as cute as the previous one.

Fresh Beet

      Scurrying Squirrel

This squirrel is in a hurry to gather his nuts and carrots(?). All finishing instructions and templates are included with the pattern.

NEW SERIES from SamSarah.........Daily Life

Garden Daily (center square)                Shine On (first small square)

This new series features a large center design (6" square) that will be surrounded by 12 smaller designs (3" square). The center design is called "Garden Daily" and can be stitched by itself. The model was stitched on 30 ct. Blue Jeans and has a stitch count of 90 x 90. If you want to stitch the whole design (including the 12 surrounding designs), the stitch count will be 190 x 190. I sure wish that I had time to start this series but I have too much going on already. I guess, I'll have to get it and save it for later. I know that nobody else does that!

SIGN UP NOW!!!...........New Sampler Club from La-D-Da

La-D-Da has designed a sampler inspired by a girl named Margaret Cottam. She stitched this piece in 1807 at the age of 9. There will be 3 patterns in the series. The first part will have the bottom of the sampler. The second part will be the middle and the third part will complete the design with the top portion. The stitch count is 170w x 200h and is stitched on 30ct. Cocoa hand-dyed linen from Weeks Dye Works. You can also choose 35ct. or 40ct. if you prefer. The first part will be released in mid October with the second and third parts releasing in November and December. Please let the shop know if you would like to sign up for this club.
Picture shown is from the bonus chart which is included in part one of the series

WOW, that was a lot of stuff and guess what?.......there's still more. Remember to check out the website and I'll blog again soon. In the meantime, keep those needles flying!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So many choices.....so little time!

Well, summer is officially over for me since the kids went back to school today. Maybe now I can keep the house clean (or at least cleaner) and find some time to catch up on my stitching. Since more and more new things keep arriving at the shop, I wanted to share what has arrived and what will be coming soon.

From The Primitive Jewel: wooden necklace designs
Each chartpack includes: a charted design, cording for necklace, painted wooden tag and finishing instructions.
Faith, Hope, Love

A Patriot

Shepherd's Heart

Teal Cat

From Little House Needleworks:

My Dwelling Place

2011 Ornament of the Month #8 - Hallelujah

From Country Cottage Needleworks:

The Apple Orchard

From Sue Hillis Designs:

Candy Corn Crazy Volume 1 and Candy Corn Crazy Volume 2

Halloween Memories

From Amy Bruecken Designs:

We've Been Waiting for You

Jackie O Lantern

Puppy Love

Monthly Snow People - Sam (August Sampler)

From Blackbird Designs:
Casting a Spell

Halloween Eve                                                              Morning Star

Raven Bewitched

From With Thy Needle/Country Stitches:

Mansion House at Fox Hollow                                 Ann Dickinson 1819

A Stitcher's Purse

Want some fun pins for a pincushion that you plan to make or even one you already have? Check out "Just Pins" from Just Another Button Company. They come packaged in a set of 5 and can be used to embellish a pincushion or even worn as a decoration on your lapel.

Just Pins - Halloween

Just Another button Company has also started a fun line of pincushion kits. Each kit contains JABC buttons, decorative Just Pins, Weeks Dye Works felted wool, wool roving, pattern and instructions. They are all so adorable that I don't know which one to do first.

Ewe Look Fabulous                           Rustic Rooster

These are just some of the pincushion kits available.
 Visit our website to see more kits as well as more of the Just Pins.

I hope everyone has a good afternoon and I will blog again soon with even more new things. Now, I need to go pick up kids from school and begin helping with the dreaded.....homework!