Monday, December 16, 2013

9 days and counting

Christmas is just over a week away. Thankfully, the house is decorated and most of the shopping is done. I hope to finish this week because I really do not want to fight the crowds this weekend. My baking (cookies) needs to be done by Friday. Not really sure how I'm going to pull that off but a few late nights should do the trick. Oh yeah, I still need to do my wrapping as well. I wonder if Santa's elves might pop in and help. Doubtful, I'm still waiting for the cleaning fairy and she has yet to make an appearance. (ha ha ha)

Need a little inspiration for a new project? Take a look below to see some new designs that will be arriving in the shop soon.

From Blackbird Designs
The Fruitful Vine 
 Loose Feathers Club #6
From Imaginating
Let's Rejoice

Green Christmas


Let's Have Fun with Yarn
From Brooke's Books Publishing
The Wonderful World of Oz
Dorothy Gale                                      The Scarecrow
The Tin Woodman                           The Cowardly Lion
From Pineberry Lane
I Bring Thee Joy
From Plum Street Samplers
Winter Wienerland

Wintertide Friends
From Shakespeare's Peddler
Primitive Christmas
From The Vickery Collection
Antique Autos
From Lady K Designs
American Glory
From Little House Needleworks
Little Sheep Virtues #12 - Joyfulness
The final part in the Sheep Virtue Series
Here is a picture of all 12 virtues stitched together.
It's simply awesome!!!

Calendar Girl Series #1 - January
The first in a 12 part series.
From SamSarah Design Studio
Winds of Grace - Five Bells
This is part 5 of a 6 part series

Ten X the Fun - Happy Hearts
From Lizzie Kate
4 Season Flip-it Series
Obviously, this is a 4 part series. The 1st two parts (Spring
and Summer) will be available in January. The remaining two
parts (Autumn and Winter) will be released in March.
Each season is stitched on 28ct. Amber linen and has a stitch
count of 61w x 75h. You can also combine all 4 seasons into
one big piece. The stitch count for that is 275w x 99h.
Lizzie Kate will have a free graph on her website for this
combination. It will have complete instructions including a
border using the saying "There is a season and a time to
every purpose under Heaven".


Monday, December 2, 2013

Wow...December already!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with food, family and football. In other was great! Now time to start thinking about Christmas. My shopping is about half done and I hope to finish this weekend. Of course, just because I want to finish doesn't mean I will.

Take a look at some new designs that will be arriving in the shop soon.
Coming Soon
From Shepherd's Bush
Naughty or Nice (kit)

Merry & Bright

Three Ships (kit)

Tis the Season (kit)
From Kathy Barrick Designs
Reindeer Games

Anna's Bird
From Heart In Hand
Christmas Magic                                         Ol' Blue Eyes
From Blue Ribbon Designs
Woodland Tree Farm

Quilt Block Christmas

Have a great week!!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here!

Yeah!!! It's almost Thanksgiving. This year we are having it at my house and I am looking forward to cooking with my mom and daughter. I'm not planning to go shopping on Friday but that could change. What I really would like to do is eat leftovers, watch a Christmas movie and stitch (not necessarily in that order). I have a sampler that I have put aside and I really want to pull it out and work on it. I won't be able to finish it this year so my plan is for sometime in 2014.

Need a new project for next year? Take a look at some new designs that will be arriving soon. Maybe you will find just the right one. If not, be sure to check out the what's new section on our web site or come by the shop and see many other wonderful designs

From The Scarlett House

Sleigh Rides & Snowflakes
From By the Bay Needleart
Holy Night
From Lizzie Kate
A Little Snow (kit)
includes: 28ct. Amber linen, an antique gold
snowflake charm and white beads
From Country Cottage Needleworks
It's Snow Cold

Frosty Forest #1 - Raccoon Cabin
From Ship's Manor
A Christmas Sampler
From Heartstring Samplery
Three Little Proverbs
From Imaginating
 Got Snow Reindeer                               Rejoice                
        Peace Dove                     Dozen Dandy Ornaments
From Annalee Waite Designs
Snowflakes in Blue
From Amaryllis Artworks
The Quaker Button Ball

 From CM Designs
From: From The Heart
A Quaker Autumn

(Don't eat too much and be careful
if you brave the Black Friday crowds)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A day late and a lot of dollars short!

Yes, I'm a day late with the blog and my bank account just took a big hit. Instead of blogging yesterday morning, I was off getting a root canal (not at all fun I might add). Talk about an expensive procedure (even with insurance). This was not great timing with the holidays so close but that's life. I will eventually get the credit card paid off.

Now that you know why the blog is late, on with the good stuff. Take a look below at some new designs that are on the way. Some may have already arrived in the shop.

From Bobbie G.Designs

Mister Snowman                                          Baltimore Design  
From Kathy Barrick
Multiplying Bird
From Cherry Hill Stitchery
Christmas Candy Cane Sampler
Merry Christmas
From Patricia Allison
The Gift
From Tempting Tangles
Nose Warmer
From The Vickery Collection
Fall Harvest
From Carriage House Samplings
Dear House
From Praiseworthy Stitches
   Christmas Quaker                               Snow Pals         
Pyn Tuffet                                                      
From Summer House Stitche Works
Ethereal Illumination                      Hark, Hark, Hark!
From Little House Needleworks
Little Sheep Virtues: Gratitude
Crescent Colours will now be called CLASSIC COLORWORKS.
For more information, read the news release (below) 
from Sharon Crescent. This was posted on her blog on November 8, 2013
Today we are pleased to announce that Crescent Colours hand dyed threads will now be manufactured by Classic Colorworks, a brand new company in the cross-stitch industry. 

Ronny Williams, the son of Little House Needleworks founders Diane and Ron Williams and brother of Country Cottage Needleworks founder Nikki Leeman, is the sole owner and will oversee dyeing and shipping operations for his new company. 

The soft and vibrant colors stitchers have come to love, as well as the high quality of the threads, will remain the same. 

The names and colors of current threads will not change so any existing designs that call for Crescent Colours threads may now be filled by the same color names but under the manufacturer Classic Colorworks.

Thank you for your support of Crescent Colours over the past 12 years. It's been my pleasure to serve you. You'll still be getting the same beautiful threads and the same awesome service as before. I'm just starting on a different journey now. I wish Ronny and his crew nothing but the best in their new venture. 

Sharon Crescent 
Have a great week!!