Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Break!

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Spring break is here (at least for my kids it is). Even though I'm not on spring break, I will enjoy not having to drag my son out of bed to get ready for school. That in itself is a break for me. I am taking off on Wednesday so that my sister and I can take our kids to Carowinds. Probably will wish I went to work instead.

I made progress on the mermaid I'm stitching but I haven't finished it yet. I had hoped to finish it this weekend but I did not. Oh well, my new goal is to finish by the end of the week. I really do not have a whole lot left to do so I should be able to make this goal.

New designs are on the way. Take a look at what will be arriving in the shop soon.


From Stoney Creek
A new series of inspirational sayings. These would make great gifts (not too big & not too small).  They have also added a new "Flower of the Month" - April. 

Simply Inspirational:

Friendship                                 Bee Thankful


      Count Your Blessings                       Hearts to God            

Flowers of the Month - April

From SamSarah Design Studio
"Still Crazy" is a 6 part series. This is part 3. I have posted a picture of what the entire design will look like when all 6 parts are together. We have parts 1 & 2 done at the shop and it looks great so far. Very fun and colorful.

Still Crazy - part 3

Still Crazy

From Not Forgotten Farm
Two new primitive designs. 

Rabbit Stew

Spring Farmhouse

From Cherry Hill Stitchery
Two very different types of birth announcements. I like them both.

Now We Have Everything                     For This Child        

From Lizzie Kate
My favorite new "Lizzie Kate" is "How to be a Mean Mother". Based on this, I am a mean mother but I should probably be meaner. (HA)

    3 Little Words: 
Today Choose Joy                        Never Give Up
Collect Memories                      A Little Wedding
                                                           includes 32ct Lambswool linen
                                                            and the antique gold key charm

How to be a Mean Mother

From Summer House Stitche Workes
"Happy House" is the 8th and final design in the "Village Home" series. As inviting as the house is, I really love "Sophia"! What a cute owl and just look at those wonderful colors. Must have this one. 

Happy House                                 Sophia      

 This is a new series featuring sweet, little stitched motifs that combine with your found objects to create unique projects that are as individual as you are. Not fond of the "Postcard" finish, no matter, use those same motifs to create a myriad of smalls, from bowl fillers to pin keeps. The designs are stitched in just one color, so use whatever fabric and floss you have in your overflowing stash bins. The series will be released in four installments over the next few months. 

Paris (#1)
Voyage (#2)

Lark (#3)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Monday!

March is just "marching" right on by. Where does the time go? Wherever it goes, I want to find it and give myself a little extra of it. Just think of how much more stitching I could get done if only I had the time to do it. I did find some time this weekend and the mermaid that I'm stitching is almost done. Hopefully, I will finish it this weekend. She looks lovely so far and I can't wait to get her done.

Here are a few new things that will be arriving in the shop soon.

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From Country Cottage Needleworks
Well, if I can't actually spend an afternoon in Paris, then I guess spending an afternoon stitching Paris is the next best thing. 

Afternoon in Paris                           Holly Jolly     
                                                             #8 in the 
                                                                  Classic Ornament Collection

From Little House Needleworks
The "Florist" will make a nice addition to the Hometown Holiday series. 

 Christmas Rose                                    Florist        
4th in the Sampler Tree Series          Hometown Holiday series  

From CM Designs
"Squared" is a cross stitch design of quilt squares. Since I don't quilt, this is an excellent pattern for me! "Rainbow" is really cute. Apparently, this is what happens when a cat runs into a rainbow.



From - From the Heart
A new addition to the bird sampler series. 

Cardinal Sampler

From Stoney Creek
I would love to be "Stitching in Paradise".  I love all the designs in that book!
Where Your Story Begins

Stitching in Paradise

From Kelmscott
Two new needle minders and a really neat looking pair of purple scissors. 

Folkart Crow with Star                 Easter Egg    
          Needle Minder                   Needle Minder

Purple Purple Scissors
These pointed scissors measure 3" long.

From Pheasant Street Samplers
Two great new designs. 

A Floral ABC

Simply Spring


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Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring is on the way!!!!

Finally, the weather is becoming more enjoyable. The high for today is around 78 (of course, Thursday's high is around 49). Well, we haven't quite become consistent with spring temperatures but it looks like we are closer to spring and finally getting away from winter. I'm going to go outside this afternoon and enjoy this wonderful weather and then later this evening I'm going to sit down and stitch (the perfect end to a beautiful day).

Need a new spring project? Come by the shop and see all the wonderful new items we have. If you are unable to visit the store, then feel free to browse the "what's new" section of our website.

Take a look below to see some new designs that will be arriving in the shop soon.


From Lady K Needlearts
I love the design about books. My two favorite hobbies are cross stitching & reading.

English Heritage                              Lone Star      
                                                             (The Patchwork Series)

A Room Without Books

From The Victoria Sampler
Two beautiful new designs.

Easter Egg Hunt

A Stitcher's Heart Etui

From The Stitching Parlor
Two new designs from Clara. The "Victorian Slipper" was a class piece that is now available as a chart. What a beautiful storage place for your scissors. 

Victorian Slipper

The Strawberry Patch Needlework Tray

From Nora Corbett
I love her petite mermaid collection. Have I mentioned that I'm stitching one of her mermaids now. It is over halfway down (yeah) and I can't wait to finish it.

Sea Flora                                            Marigold  

From Imaginating
Yes, I believe that life is better in flip flops but look how much stitching is in those flops...whew! Love them though. I would also like to stitch the "Gone Fishing" for my husband, who always wants to be fishing! Might change the colors a little to make it look slightly more masculine. He's really not a purple guy.

          Let's Go Fishing                Patriotic Welcome

     Flip Flop Welcome         Let Us Be Grateful

From The Sampler House
A lovely band sampler. 

Colonial Band Sampler

From By The Bay Needleart
Wow, look at that flower. I wish I could grow flowers that big. Cute design!

Time to Blossom

From Brooke's Books Publishing
What fun...Alice in Wonderland!

         Alice                        Mad Hatter             White Rabbit 

From Classic Colorworks (& Little House Needleworks)
This design comes with the chart (designed by Diane Williams) and 5 skeins of Classic Colorworks thread.

Rabbit Hill


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