Thursday, July 26, 2012

Short and sweet!

There is not much going on right now but I did manage to find a few new things that will be arriving in the shop really soon. As we get closer to the fall, things will pick back up again. Now would be a good time to start on holiday stitching ( like Halloween or Christmas). I have recently started a small Halloween design which I hope to finish really soon. I'll share a picture of it when I'm done. I changed the colors and fabric that were called for. Imagine that?

From The Trilogy:

You are My Love Story (kit)
includes: 32ct. Natural linen, overdyed threads
and gold heart trinkets

Boy Line Up

From Rosewood Manor:

Halloween Quilt Sampler

Nostalgia VI
6th in a series of 12 small samplers

From Lila's Studio:

Old Witch Mary

From The Scarlett House:

Ann Priest 1841 Sampler

From Glendon Place:
Two new patterns in the A-Maze-ing Desserts collection

Pumpkin Swirl

Strawberry Shortcake

coming soon:
Baked Alaska
Red Velvet Cake
Peach Melba
Bannas Foster
Chocolate Mousse
Creme Brulee

From The Stitching Bear (a NEW designer):

Stack O Jacks

Hug the Dog

Friends Are

Chocolate Understands


Show & Tell

Carol has finished another project (yes, I know, she is speedy).
This one is called Taby's Needle Cushion from Priscilla's Pocket. It is a quick to stitch pincushion which can be done in any color that you like. Also instead of sticking your needles directly into the stitching area, it is finished with a fabric band to be used a needle parking spot.

Taby's Needle Cushion


If you purchased a 2012 Halloween magazine from Just Cross Stitch, be aware that they accidentally left a pattern out. "Not Forgotted" from Plum Street Samplers was the design.
Just Cross Stitch has put the design on their website. Click here to get it.
Thank you Charlene for bringing this to our attention. 


Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Look what's new!

Wow, those designers seem to have kept really busy this summer. I didn't think I would have anything to blog about this week but boy was I wrong. Look at all the goodies I discovered that will be arriving in the shop soon.

From Little House Needleworks

Around the World in 80 Days

2012 Ornament Series #7 - Hot Cocoa

Patriot Inn

From Just Cross Stitch

2012 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Issue
This issue is expected to be released sometime in late August.
Please reserve your copy now!

From Keslyn's


From Just Another Button Company

Button Buddies: Bobbie Blackbird

Button Buddies: Pin-Pin Panda

From Mirabilia

Red Ladies Collection: Red Dress Gifts

Red Ladies Collection: Red Gifts

Pretty Little Things

From My Big Toe

Building Blocks: Teach

I Love You

How Great Thou Art


From Lila's Studio

Witch's Brew

From Pineberry Lane

Lydia Broome Sampler

From The Sampler Girl

Moon Shell Sampler

From Amy Bruecken Designs
8 more designs in the AlphaZOO collection

K is for Koala & Kite                      L is for Lamb & Lemon     

  M is for Monkey & Moon                  N is for Newt & Needle  

        O is for Owl & Olive                     P is for Penguin & Pine Tree     

Q is for Quail & Quarter                    R is for Rabbit & Radish 

 From Shakespeare's Peddler

Ragamuffin #2 - A Quaker Sampler

From Tree of Life Samplings

Beauty & Grace

From Nordic Needle
NEW Cotton Candy Scissors

3.75" straight blade embroidery scissors - TEAL (new color)

3.75" curved blade embroidery scissors - LAVENDER

From SamSarah Design Studio

The Flock: Landing Bird

Daily Life - Make Exceptions
The last small design in the series

The Daily Life - Complete
All twelve small designs around one larger design.

Last week, I put part 4 of the Calico Sampler (from Summer House Stitche Workes) on the blog. Today, I want to show you a picture of all 4 of the parts stitched together. It looks amazing. Carol is stitching this but has fallen a little bit behind. However, she said that she plans to catch back up.

Calico Sampler: parts 1 - 4

Speaking of Carol, she has also started the Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler and has finished part one. I am posting a picture of what it looks like so far. She has decided to make hers a bell pull. Check out the really neat wooden hardware that she chose. I can't wait to see what the rest will look like.

Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler - Part 1


We now have 10ct. Country Mocha Tula in stock


Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vacation is over....or is it?

My family and I had a fun, although short, vacation last week. Now, my husband wants to take a long weekend and go to Ohio before he starts his new job on Monday. This is fine with me except that I have to work today and that will leave me with little time to get ready since he wants to leave when I get home. He really must think I'm Superwoman. Of course, I am but he doesn't need to know that. So before I head off on yet another great adventure, let me tell you about the new designs that are at the shop (some of which are on the way).

From With Thy Needle

Hilda's Alphabet Brew

August Word Play

From Blackbird Designs

Sarah's House
This is the 2nd in a series of 4 Loose Feather
booklets which have been inspired by antique samplers.

From Summer House Stitche Workes

Calico Sampler #4
The 4th in a series of 9 charts featuring the alphabet.

From Pine Mountain Designs

Sisters & Friends - Tie One On (kit)

Medium Pillow Kit (August) - Life's a Beach 

Square Flange Pillow Kit (August)
What I Love About My Home

From Just Another Button Company

These adorable kits come complete with everything you need
to make the cutest spools ever!

Each kit includes: pattern, JABC buttons and Just Pin, HandBEHG felt ball, any necessary Hillcreek Designs button, beads, Week Dye Works wool, fabric pieces, ribbon and pearl cotton. All you need to add are needle, thread and glue.

Frankie Monster, Gus Ghost, Baskin Kitty, Barney Bat,
Mumford Mummy and Wendy Witch

Poinsettia, Old St. Nick, Mr. Snowman,
Rudy Reindeer and Santa's Helper

Santa's Coming

From Country Cottage Needleworks

Cookies & Milk

Cottage of the Month - September

From The Vickery Collection

It's The Holiday Season

From Dames of the Needle

Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty

From Cherry Lane Designs

Starbursts & Stripes Forever

From The Victoria Sampler

Summer Box

Project Notebook

From AAN (Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks)
The first three patterns are the most recent. I added some of her other designs because I really like them.

                 Halloween Pumpkin               Super Ice Cream          

Waiting for Christmas

     Angel Ornament           Manger Ornament           Cardinal Christmas Ball

       Spider Banner               Bat Banner        


If you make a purchase, either in the store or online, remember to request a copy of
 Mirabilia's 2012 Holiday Cherub.
(a purchase is required to receive a copy)


That's about it for now. Time to finish up a few other things and go home and pack.

Have a great weekend!!