Monday, September 28, 2020

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall! Time for the leaves to start falling and the rakes to start raking (or in my case, the blower to start blowing). Of course, it's still a little early so I haven't had to deal with many leaves yet but I know it's coming. 

FYI.....The Fall Custom Framing Special starts this Saturday, Oct. 3rd. and goes through October 20. You must make an appointment during the special

The holidays are quickly approaching (no, I'm not counting the days...yet). There is still time to get some gifts stitched. Need some inspiration, take a look at some new designs that are on the way. 

From Heartstring Samplery
Something a little different...a journal cover. Each volume has its own unique quote and contains different elements inside the dream bubble on the back cover.

  Dream Journal -                       Dream Journal - 
 Philosophical                                  Romantic    
  Dream Journal -                        Dream Journal -
 Sci Fi                                              Gothic

From Homespun Elegance
Two great Fall/Halloween designs. I love the turkey in the truck. I think this is my new favorite truck design.

          Turkey Trot Truck            Trick or Treat Parade

From Les Petites Croix De Lucie
The animals are as cute as they can be but I really like the Halloween Tray. There is no way that I can get it done for this year but next year is a definite possibility.

         Koala                                 Forest Squirrel

Halloween Tray

From Just Nan
Last seen in 2011, the Owls of October are returning for a limited time. This time they feature new design elements, new linen, new colors and new embellishments. 

Owls of October II

Lavender Lady Owl Mini Needle Slide
(measures approx. 1" x 3")

From Heart In Hand
The last three designs in the Christmas Square Dance series.

Christmas Square Dance #4

From Little House Needleworks
A cute design of Little Bo Peep. 

Bo Peep and Her Sheep

From Little Stitch Girl
Another addition to the Sleepy Hollow series and what a great addition...a stitch shop.

     Stitchery               Tricks & Treats
Sleepy Hollow #12                                        

From Lindy Stitches
Fun seasonal designs. My favorite is the Autumn Royalty (especially the Prince of Pies). 

Autumn Royalty

We Three



Monday, September 21, 2020

Happy Monday!


Happy Monday! Another week begins. I hope everyone had a nice weekend. The weather here was wonderful. It is finally starting to cool off. Even though it is not actually fall yet, I'm glad that it is starting to feel like it. Guess what is just around the corner? Yup, you guessed it...the holidays. Even though they are getting closer, I'm just not ready to think about them yet. 

Need a new project? Take a look at some great new designs that will be arriving soon.

From My Big Toe
Another wonderful collection of inspirational designs plus one humorous one.

Encourage One Another

    Give Me Jesus              In My Defense 

         New Mercies                    Power in the Blood

From Rosewood Manor
I really like the Celtic Knot Challenge design but I'm not up for a challenge right now so I will stick with the Halloween design. At the moment, that is more my speed.

Celtic Knot Challenge                    On Target             

Tools of the Trade

From Scissor Tail Designs
The owls are getting into the holiday spirit. 

Merry Owl Christmas

From Puntini Puntini
Cat lovers can appreciate this fun design.


From Madame Chantilly
Wonderful Halloween designs. Stitch fast for this year or maybe get a jump start on next year.

Halloween Goodies

Halloween Week

From Nora Corbett
A new addition to the Holiday Village and some cute owls. Wow, the owls are a little different for Nora.

Winter Nest                          Winter Owl

The Clockmaker's House

From Little House Needleworks
A lovely fall design. The finishing is really nice.

Bountiful Harvest

From Imaginating
The scarecrow is just adorable. He is going into my stash. Maybe I can get him done for next fall. 

Full of Thanks & Giving           Grateful Hearts             

Old Friends Forever       Let's Treasure an Aunt     

From - From the Heart
A fall inspired Quaker sampler.

Grateful Quaker



Monday, September 14, 2020

Happy September


I know that it has been a while since the last blog and I do apologize for that. Last Monday was Labor Day and the shop was closed so I enjoyed the day off. I had hoped to do a post on Tuesday but I ran out of time (imagine that). Needless to say, I have quite a bit to share with you so go ahead and take a peek at some new designs that will be arriving soon.

From Hello From Liz Matthews
Fun Autumn/Halloween designs and some lovely turtle doves. Her trees are just too cute. What a lovely forest you could have.
Sleepy Hollow                                         Hocus Pocus

             Autumn Tree              Pumpkin Quilt Tree       Second Day of  Christmas
                                                                                                   Sampler & Tree

From Mill Hill
These four Curly Girl kits will inspire you to live life to the fullest. Each kit contains 28ct. linen, beads, floss, needles and instructions.

   Simple Act                           A Better Boat

Home is a Shelter                        Little Dirt      

From Hands on Design
It's beginning to look like a flamingo Christmas. 

Fa-La-La Mingo                                    Flamingo Bells 

Flamingo All the Way

   Secret Santa #7                       Secret Santa #8 
       Spread Joy                           Jingle All the Way

From Long Dog Samplers
What can you say about this design except..WOW!

The New Normal

From Serenita Di Campagna
Two wonderful designs for Thanksgiving. Love the turkey!

Thanksgiving Day

From Jardin Prive
How cute. The witch is too busy stitching to take part in Halloween.  I totally understand.

Halloween? I can't, I'm Stitching!

From Shannon Christine Designs
This design reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas. Love the colors.

Looks Like Christmas

From Little Dove Designs
This would make a cute Halloween bell pull. 

All Hallows Eve

From Cottage Garden Samplings
Great seasonal designs. I love the "Merry Christmas".

Christmas Sampler II                       Halloween Sampler II

Merry Christmas

From Hands Across the Sea Samplers
Two beautiful reproduction samplers.

     Ann Borrett 1646                              Eliza Johnson 1828

From Twin Peak Primitives
A stunning patriotic sampler.

One Nation Under God

From Pineberry Lane
Three little cushions featuring some of the best things about the fall season.

Autumn Blessings

From Erica Michaels
"Wicked Cute" is the first in a new series...Buttoned Up. The chart includes the designs for both the card and the berry. It also includes the pre-printed card and 4 buttons. How cute is the witch? I can't wait to see what other designs are in this series.

   Wicked Cute                    Pumpkins Please 

Naughty or Nice

Be Like A Crow

From JBW Designs
A new collection of little cards from JBW. My favorite is the reindeer.

French Christmas Tags                  Little Green Sleds             

Sing a Song of Christmas      Sing a Song of Christmas
I'll Be Home For Christmas            We Three Kings           

Nordic Reindeer                    Peace on Earth 

Halloween in the Round