Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Fourth of July...early

 I know I'm a little early since the 4th is not until next Tuesday but I will not be blogging again until the 10th. The Stitch and Frame Shop will be CLOSED on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th. Since this will be a long weekend for me (yea!!!), I hope to get some stitching done. 

With that thought in mind, here are some new designs that will be arriving in the shop soon. 

From The Victoria Sampler
What a great gift idea...a birthday needleroll.  Each sampler features a birthstone heart stitched in sparkling metallic thread, a medallion and a tiny garden showing the appropriate flowers for that month. July, August, and September are the first releases. More to come.

Sister Sampler                            Stitching Under the Oaks      

    July                                       August                           September 
   Birthday Needleroll               Birthday Needleroll          Birthday Needleroll   

From Summer House Stitche Workes
I love the beehive on this piece. I guess the 3rd part in this series will be a nest. Can't wait to see what it looks like. So far, "Hive" is my favorite.

Home.Hive.Nest - Hive
part 2 of a 3 part series

From Little House Needleworks
The fourth in the Early Americans series...Nathan Hale (does he look a little skinny to you?) and a wonderful sampler featuring "stitchers".

  Sampler Stitchers                    Early Americans #4
                                                            Nathan Hale

From Country Cottage Needleworks
Another addition to Main Street...a gazebo and the sentiments in the "Bee Virtues" are spot on.

                              Bee Virtues                                    Main Street #3 - Gazebo

From Annie Beez Folk Art
Of all the "bee" designs recently, this one is my favorite. The fabric choice is perfect.

God Save the Queen

From Abby Rose Designs
What a fun Christmas pillow. I would love to stitch this for Christmas 2017 but I'd better stitch faster for that to happen. 

 And Good Tidings to You                       Needlework Necessities   

From Stoney Creek 
What beautiful Christmas designs. There is a lot of work involved in these so you'd better start now (only 6 months till Christmas).

A Gift From Santa

From Imaginating
Four new designs of which, I personally like the beach signs. I really do need a beach house.

Let's Go Camping                                  Garden Cat         

       Wander & Wonder                       Beach Signs I              


Have a great week 
 a fun and safe 4th of July!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was great it just went too fast. I worked on Saturday and then had a dual celebration on Sunday (Father's Day and my daughter's 17th birthday). My little girl is growing up so fast. It's hard to believe that she will be graduating high school next year. 

Despite all the hoopla this weekend, I was able to get a little stitching done. I'm trying to finish the project I took with me on vacation. I'ts almost done. I should finish it this week and then can go back to alternating between two other projects. 

Need another project? Here are some new designs that will be coming soon. 

From Blackbird Designs
The newest design in the Loose Feather series. This one features a cute cat along with the birds.

She Sights a Bird
Loose Feathers Series - For the Birds #3

From Amy Bruecken Designs
Two fun new designs in Amy's bright and bold style.

  Peace & Love                                             Quilt Critters

From Stoney Creek
What a great birth sampler for a little boy.

Boys & Toys Birth Sampler

From Abby Rose Designs
This sweet sampler would make a nice gift for a friend or even a sister. 

Tea for Two Tea Bag Cozy

From Stacy Nash Primitives
Another cute critter in the "Animal Crackers" series. Love the felt carrots. 

Animal Crackers: Harrison

From With Thy Needle & Thread
Here is a picture of Lesson One from the Summer Schoolhouse - Lessons in Abecedarian series.  There will be a total of 4 lessons all meant to be stitched together in one long piece. However, I think Lesson 1 would make a great stand alone piece but not sure about the others. Time will tell. This design should arrive at the end of June/first of July.

Lesson #1
Summer Schoolhouse - Lessons in Abecedarian

From Mirabilia
Another gorgeous mermaid from Nora. I am currently working on yet another mermaid. I don't need to do another one but I really do like this one. 

Renaissance Mermaid

From Heartstring Samplery
Love the Huswife design. However, I would probably frame it or make it into a pillow. 

             A Little Quaker                     Once Upon a Summer Huswife

From Just Cross Stitch
This special magazine issue will be arriving sometime in September. We are now taking pre-orders so reserve your copy.

2017 Christmas Ornament Issue

From Glendon Place
The raccoons are so cute. They look like they are wearing pajamas. Must be a raccoon sleepover.

      Bad Girls Peter                 Pumpkinhead

Overheard in an Orchard

Rambunctious Raccoons


Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Summer...the heat has arrived!

As I was watching the news this morning, I was informed by the weatherman that we will be having a heat wave this week (well, it is June). It just makes me appreciate my air conditioner and ceiling fans even more. I guess this means I should avoid the heat and humidity by staying indoors and stitching. This is a perfectly good idea and one in which I will actually follow through with.

Need a "beat the heat" project? Take a look at some new designs that will be arriving soon.

From Bobbie G Designs
Great Halloween design. I love the witches in silhouette.

Good Witch

From Kit & Bixby
The design reads "Cats - We're not trying to be bad it just comes naturally" and as all cat people know, this is so true.

Cats We're Not Trying to be Bad

From Tellin Emblem
I love the look of these Christmas carols. I hope she designs some more.

 Christmas Carol - Jingle Bells         Christmas Carol  - Silent Night

From Shepherd's Bush
A very patriotic collection of designs. My favorite is "Liberty Notes".

         Liberty Notes (leaflet)      There Dwells My Heart (kit)

Little Blue House Tin (kit)        Land of Liberty (kit)

From Hands on Design
Adding on to some previously started series.

12 Days - Ladies & Lords
part 5 of 6 in the series

Chalk for the Home: Rose Cottage
This is the second in a series of 4 seasonal home designs.
It also includes a smaller companion piece - "Summer".

From Elizabeth's Designs
The needlework sampler is great. This one is a must for my "stash".

 For Love of Needlework                  Summertime     

From Needle Bling Designs
I really love both of these pillows. The sayings are great. I want to get my tail to the beach and stitch. 

Get Your Tail to the Beach

It's All About the Stitch

From Erica Michaels
The final part of the 12 Berries series as well as two other companion pieces. Mary Haven's smalls were taken from the larger Mary Havens Sampler and Mermaid Berry is a companion to the By the Sea Sewing Set. 

12 Berries of Christmas - part 4
Leaping Lords, Pipers & Drummers

Mary Haven's Smalls

Mermaid Berry


Have a great week!