Friday, November 18, 2011

Where did this month go???

It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. This month has just flown by but I can't wait to enjoy a wonderful feast with my family on Thursday. I hope everyone has a wonderful "turkey day" and be careful if you plan to go shopping on Black Friday. Some of those people are crazy! The Stitch and Frame Shop will be closed on Thursday (Nov. 24) but will be open normal hours on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 25 & 26). The shop will have a sale after Thanksgiving but I do not have any details yet so please check the website next week for more information. Look below for some of the new desgins and possible gift ideas that I discovered this week.

From The Trilogy

At Halloween, they came out with The Domes of Doom, now we have The Domes of Yule. They can be stitched with just the words, as individual domes or you can combine the words with the domes.

The Domes of Yule

The Domes of Yule (words only)

From Shakespeare's Peddler

A Part of Ann Dale

From Blackbird Designs

Weekend Quilts and Projects
This 56 page color book features many different projects from table runners, pillows, hooked rugs, quilts and even a little bit of cross stitch. What a great gift idea!

From Just Another Button Company

Wow, if you haven't seen the pincushion kits from Just Another Button Company, then you need to. The newest release is Jolly Old Elf Pincushion and he is just too cute! Pumpkin spice is also adorable. Moe just finished the pumpkin and it is on display at the shop so come by and look at it if you can. I can hardly wait for her to do the Santa. Hurry Moe Hurry!

Jolly Old Elf (pincushion kit)
The kit includes: Weeks Dye Works hand dyed wools, ribbon, button, instructions and a set of 5 pins.

Pumpkin Spice (pincushion kit)
This kit contains everything needed to complete the pincushion except scissors, hands and time.

After Christmas, I really want to try and make one of these kits. There are even more designs so check out our website or to see the rest of them. They are all so cute that it is hard to decide which is the cutest.

NEW....Christmas Cross Stitch Pen Kits from Kreinik

Each Kit includes: a pen (which uses a Parker Pen refills), perforated paper, Kreinik metallic threads, needle and instructions.
Silver Snowflakes

Ribbons 'N Bows

Holiday Wishes

Winter Stitches

What a quick to stitch gift idea! I want to stitch one for myself to have a little extra holiday spirit (even when it isn't Christmas time).

A Holiday Surprise from Little House Needleworks

"This is My Joy"...This small pattern will be packed with one skein of silk floss in your choice of 4 different colors. You can choose between Cinnamon Stick, Icing, Collard Greens or Red Fox. Fabric is not included. Please let the shop know which color you prefer when ordering because only 1 skein is included in the pack not 4.
This is My Joy (shown stitched with all four colors)

Little House Needleworks also has a new sampler coming out. I had previously posted a picture in progress but now I have a completed picture which I wanted to share.

New England Sampler

From Country Stitches/With Thy Needle and Thread

Here is a sneak peek at January Word Play. It should be released the first of December.

In progress....January Word Play (looks great so far)


For all you Facebook people, The Stitch and Frame Shop now has a Facebook page. To find us, search for The Stitch and Frame Shop (use the whole title spelled out). We would love for you to be our friend. If you are not a Facebook member then type in


Hope everyone has a wonderful Thansgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Just a quick post!

What a beautiful day it is. I should be at home raking the tons of leaves that are all over my yard but I would much rather blog about cross stitch. The raking can wait until this weekend when I can get some free help from my children. Won't they be pleased to find out what they will be doing tomorrow. Anyway, I just wanted to post some new designs that are available and some that are coming soon.

From New York Dreamer

A Tree and a Bell for Christmas

Merry Christmas

From The Cross-Eyed Cricket Collection


Sugar Cookies

From Silver Creek Samplers

Santa's Magic Key

From Country Stitches/With Thy Needle & Thread

Mansion House at Fox Hollow

From Nouveau Encore Designs
Check out these cool trees. I am only posting a small sampling of the designs available so check out our website so see even more.

Veteran Tree                               Solider Tree

Autumn Tree                                  Winter Tree

South Carolina Tree              North Carolina Tree

From Country Cottage Needleworks

Country Cottage Needleworks is beginning a new series called "Cottage of the Month". This series features 12 different cottages that are inspired by the months of the year. Each design will be about 5 1/2" square when stitched over two threads on 28 ct. fabric and will feature a mix of DMC and over dyed threads. The first cottage to be released (end of Nov. or first of Dec.) will be "January" (see photo below). This looks like a cute new series.
Cottage of the Month - January

Also releasing (from Country Cottage Needleworks) at the end of the month is "Vintage Christmas". I really like this pattern but I would probably change the colors to more traditional Christmas ones even though the pastels do look very nice.

Vintage Christmas

I mentioned this pattern in the last blog but I now have a picture that I wanted to share. It is ornament # 11 from Little House Needleworks called Winter Forest. It should be available by the end of the month.

2011 Ornament #11 - Winter Forest

Hope everyone has a great weekend and a big
THANK YOU to all our veterans.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Only 51 days until Christmas!

Wow, I can't believe that Halloween has come and gone. This year has been flying by. Christmas is just around the corner (51 days away) so my fingers need to fly if I plan to get any stitching gifts done in time. There are many new Christmas designs that have recently been released so I wanted to share those with you, along with some other new designs. Maybe you will be inspired to do one as a gift or even something just for yourself.
From Imaginating

Merry Christmas Y'all                                      Song of Joy      
     Holiday Hearts                            Nature's Christmas

    Christmas Toys                          Winter Chickadee Basket
Very Merry Day

 From Pine Mountain Designs

Better Not Pout

Frame Up - Winter Bits (December)

December 2011 Small Pillow

Rick Rack Row - December 2011

From Bent Creek

The Christmas House - Garland Party
This is part 1 of a 3 part series.
The black and white photo shows the entire design.

Home in the Globe

The Merry Christmas Stable - The Deer Lodge

Holly Quaker Stocking

From The Drawn Thread

I Love Christmas Holiday Hanger

Front Yard Flowers Sewing Box & Needle Case

Bouquet of Stitches Sewing Box & Scissors Fob

Sisters + Friends

From Sue Hillis

Candy Cane Pirate                                            Christmas Candy

Candy Corn Crazy - Vol. 3

From Country Stitches/With Thy Needle & Thread

December Word Play

Boughs of Holly

From The Victoria Sampler

Woodland Babies

Christmas Crackers

Noel Biscornu

From New York Dreamers

Home For Thanksgiving

I Only Spook When Spooken To

Coffee Break

From Handblessings

Hooked on Scissors

Hooked on Teaching

I really love these new designs from Handblessings. They would be quick to stitch and would make great gifts for stitchers or teachers.

Sneak Peek from Little House Needleworks

New England Winter Sampler

This sampler, along with ornament #11-Winter Forest, will be available in mid November.

Keep those needles flying because Christmas is coming soon! But guess what? Thanksgiving is only 20 days away and I can't wait. I just love Thanksgiving!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!