Friday, March 30, 2012

The weekend is here....and so is SPRING BREAK!

Well, after school today, my kids will offically be on spring break. They are excited to say the least. I'm just glad that I won't have to drag them out of bed for a week. Hopefully, they will enjoy being outside and playing with their friends so that I can get in some stitching time. I haven't stitched at all this week and my fingers are getting twitchy. Not to mention with new patterns coming into the shop, my project list is growing rapidly. Here are some new things that have just arrived or will be here soon.

From Little House Needleworks

Adam and Eve

From Rosewood Manor

Surrey House Sampler

Welcome Home

Nostalgia II
The 2nd in the small sampler series

From Mirabilia

Pixie Couture - Tulip
Spring Garden Party Collection

From Stoney Creek

Welcome Heart & Home

Tractor Santa

Hope & Joy

Peace & Love

Snowmen of the Month - April

From Homespun Elegance

Petite Wedding Sampler

Petite Graduation Sampler

From Pineberry Lane


Autumn on Marigold Lane

From Lila's Studio

With the Needle

From Needle Work Press

A Study in Pomegranates

From My Big Toe (coming soon)

Joy & Sorrow

Walk Humbly

Normal Family

The Lord Bless You

From Summer House Stitche Workes

Calico Sampler Series
This series will be presented in 9 leaflets (3 letters in each). It features the letters of the alphabet with a different border around each one. It's stitched on Weeks Dye Works Straw linen using floss from The Gentle Thread. The overall stitch count for the completed Calico Sampler (all nine charts) is 146w x 470h.
The first chart (ABC) is available now and the second one (DEF) is coming out soon.

Calico Sampler #1

Calico Sampler #2

Calico Sampler parts 1 & 2 together

This is going to be a beautiful sampler when finished. Carol has already started stitching it and I hope she brings it into the shop for a preview soon. I wonder if she'll be able to keep up with the designs as they become available? Better stitch fast Carol!

From By the Bay Needleart
On the last blog, I mentioned that By the Bay was starting a new series - Birds of a Funky Feather . Well, now I have a picture that will give you an idea of what they will look like. I think they are rather cute. I sort of like them better than the flowers.

Birds of a Funky Feather

From Fern Ridge Collections

Boo Y'all Needlebook (kit)
Kit includes: 32ct. linen, DMC, beads, lining, batting,
interfacing, needles and instructions.

Evergreen Needlebook
Kit includes: 28ct. linen, DMC, beads, lining, batting,
interfacing, needles and instructions.

Honeycomb Needlebook
Kit includes: 28ct. linen, DMC, beads, charm, lining, batting,
interfacing, needles and instructions.

Pumpkin and Pearls Hornbook
Chartpack includes black wooden hornbook, pearls, charm and pattern.
You provide fabric and floss.

The Spring Custom Framing Special starts Monday April 2nd thru April 24th.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring is here!

I know that spring is here because my sinuses tell me so. I love spring....I just don't love the pollen that comes with it. Luckily, we are supposed to get some rain tonight and tomorrow so maybe some of it will wash away. I know it will only just return but at least the yellow film that has settled on my car will be gone for a little while. Maybe my nose (and head) would like it better if I would just stay inside and stitch. It's a great idea but not very practical since I have to taxi my kids around. Too bad because the shop has received more wonderful new things and even more coming. Check them out!

From SamSarah Design Studio

The Flock: Baby Dot Bird
The 2nd of 12 designs in "The Flock" series

Daily Life: Play with Friends
The 8th small design in the "Daily Life" series

From The Sweetheart Tree

DAD Quadrielle                      MOM Quadrielle

Wedding Quadrielle

The "Quadrielle's" are kits. They include everything you need to make them
except the stuffing material. Need help putting them together?
The Sweetheart Tree has added a helpful tutorial on their website (

Teenie Butterfly Welcome (Kit)
The kit includes 28ct. Lt. Mocha linen, DMC floss and embellishments.

Bunny Business (Teenie Tweenie)

From By The Bay Needleart

Stitch an Inch - Spring

Blueberry Hill

By the Bay also has a new series starting in May. Remember the "Funky Flowers" series? Well, now there is going to be the "Birds of a Funky Feather" series. One bird will be released each month for 12 months. A layout will be included so that all 12 can be stitched together. However, they can be stitched individually. When stitched on 14ct. (or 28ct. over two), each design will be 3" x 5" when finished. I can't wait to see what the birds look like. I'll post pictures soon.

From Rosewood Manor

Peaceful Dove

Flowers Awake

Dogwood Lace

From Pine Mountain Designs
(coming soon)

May (flange pillow kit)
Home is where your MOM is

May (medium pillow kit)
Grow with Love


Remember: The Custom Framing special starts April 2nd!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Things have slowed down...but not really.

The amount of new things coming into the store has slowed down but yet things at the shop are still hopping. We are hanging new models that we borrowed from designers (Praiseworthy Stitches and the Stitching Parlor) and we are getting ready for the Spring Custom Framing Special. Yes, it's that time of year again so finish up those projects and pull out the ones you 've been saving. The framing special starts April 2, 2012 and goes until April 24, 2012. 

Here is a look at some new designs coming soon.

Quaker Bird Sampler - #3 in the 2012 ornament series
from Little House Needleworks

The Snow Sampler (a reproduction)
from Little House Needleworks

A Quaker Needlework Box
from With My Needle

Hannah Cummings 1828
from With My Needle

from Just Another Button Company

Winter Quilt (includes 8 charms)
from Handblessings

Blackbird Designs - 2012 Loose Feathers Club

There will be 4 different booklets released quarterly. All the designs for this year have been inspired by antique samplers and each one will include one main piece and 2 small bonus pieces. Instead of the pieces connecting together (like last year), these designs will be stitched individually.

If you are interested in this series, please let the shop know so that we can reserve copies for you as they become available. The first one is scheduled to be released at the end of March. I don't have any pictures available right now, but I'll post them when I do. All I know for sure is that they are all stitched on R&R Reproductions linen.

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REMEMBER: Custom Framing Special - April 2 - April 24


Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Could there possibly be more?

The shop is filled with new items from the Nashville market so it is hard to believe that there could possibly be anything more. However, there are more neat things on the way. Check them out.......

From The Victoria Sampler

Love is Patient

From With Thy Needle

House of Blues and Brown Sampler

Peter and Peep

April - Word Play

From Silver Creek Samplers


From Bent Creek

Purple + White

From The Cross Eyed Cricket Collection

Beach-y Mood

Love and Carrots


From Imaginating
Stained Glass Bookmarks

Spring Friends

Plant Happiness

From Just Another Button Company

NEW Button Buddies

Harriet Hound                                 Katie Kat

Charley Chick                                 Rosie Rabbit

Polly Pig                                           Betty Bee
(available in April)                               (available in April)

From Just Nan

Hoppington Hill

Love Birds Tree
This is the 1st in a series of 4 tree designs.

Pinball Tins
Best Nest (bluebird) & Belle Hop (rabbit)

These tiny tins are all dressed up for spring.
The lids are highlighted with Swarvoski crystals and colorful ribbon surrounds it.
The inside contains 3 wool felt balls (pink, rose and green)
which hold little gold pins, a special bead and a tiny gold charm.
This is truly a fancy place to "park " your needle.


Well, that about covers it for now. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and is able to find some stitching time!