Monday, October 26, 2020

Happy Halloween!


Oh my, Halloween is Saturday which means Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I am so not ready for the holidays. Although, I suspect they will be different this year thanks to covid. My normally full house on Thanksgiving will most likely be only 4 people. I guess on a positive note, that means less to cook and more time to stitch.

Need some inspiration? Well, take a look at the lovely designs that will be arriving soon.


From The Cross Eyed Cricket
"Addies's Angel" is very sweet but I just love "Wickety".  Obviously, I will not get her stitched for this Halloween but maybe for next year. 

Addies's Angel


From Erica Michaels
Festive holiday designs. "Hearthside Christmas" is a gorgeous Christmas sampler that was inspired by a vintage Christmas card. "Reindeer Games" looks like a fun board game and includes designs for a berry and a pincushion drum.

 Hearthside Christmas                   Holiday Home Berries

Reindeer Games

From Sue Hillis Designs
Some totally wicked Halloween designs.

      Something Wicked                             Something Wicked Too   
   Box & Smalls                                        Banner & Biscornu

From Hello by Liz Matthews
A collection of beautiful designs. So far, I think the 3rd day of Christmas is my favorite. Of course, that may change as the other days are released.

Third Day of Christmas                       A Pleasant Sampler  
Sampler & Tree                                                                  

 Auld Lang Syne                                     Quaker Snowflakes  

From Homespun Elegance
How cute is this little design? The best part is that it would not take long to stitch. 

Punkin  Pocket

From Glendon Place
I wish I had time to stitch the turkey for this year. He is stunning. 

Hungarian Folk Art #3                                  Rosaceae               
                                                                The Rose Mandala

Sir Thomas

From Shakespeare's Peddler
A beautiful reproduction sampler. I love the house on this one. It is a little different than most.

Martha Moulder 1959

From Scissor Tail Designs
Cute Christmas ornaments.

Santa & Rudolph

From Puntini Puntini
A haunted house that is very spooktacular. 

Happy Halloween


Monday, October 19, 2020

New Designs Coming Soon!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was great. I watched a lot of football and stitched. Actually, let me rephrase that, I listened to football while I stitched. Needless to say, it was a lovely stitching weekend for me. Of course, I did do some housework but more time was spent stitching than cleaning.

From With Thy Needle & Thread
Four great new designs from Brenda. I can't pick a favorite in this bunch. I really like them all. 

Brr...It's Cold Outside

   Mr. Marshmallow                       When Santa's Away
                                                              the Mice Will Play
Winter Rose Manor

From JBW Designs
What a versatile design. Not only can you stitch it in any color but it could be finished in so many different ways. 
Christmas in the Round

From Teresa Kogut
Wow, Teresa sure has been busy. Look at all these wonderful new designs. I really love "All the Things" but the teddy bear design brings back great memories of a stuffed bear I had as a young girl. 

          Above All                                              All the Things

          Character                                Home for Christmas

Lincoln's Eagle                                            Oh My Bird        

Old Friend                                           Tilly's House

From Waxing Moon Designs
I think these would make the cutest Christmas ornaments. I will get right on year (maybe). 

Santa Trio

From Stoney Creek
A fun Halloween design. Since, I'm partial to owls, I may need to add this to my stash. Even though I may never get it stitched, I can always enjoy looking at the cover. 

Happy Hootin Halloween

From The Scarlett House
Two lovely reproduction samplers. 

Hannah Hird 1854

Mary Miller 1842

From Hands to Work
I'm not big on bats but this one is kind of cute. 


From Annie Beez
Two folk art Christmas ornaments. 

I Believe in Christmas



Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy October!


It's October! The end of the year is near and as far as I'm concerned, can't end soon enough. Hopefully, things will get better next year. Sorry, there was no blog last week, I was busy taking frame orders. The framing special has started and will continue until October 20th. Remember, you must MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for the framing special. Call to schedule your appointment. 

Now, I know that you have a project (or projects) started but let me tempt you with some wonderful new designs that will be arriving soon. Remember, the holidays are quickly approaching and NO I'm still not counting down the days (I really don't want to know).

From Shepherd's Bush
"Scare You" is a free chart with the purchase of the witch hat button. Don't those sheep look so cute dressed in their costumes?
Scare Ewe

Witching Season Pincushion (kit)

From Summer House Stitche Workes
Three lovely winter designs.

Rose E'er Blooming

Snowy Woods

Winter's Peace

Country Cottage Needleworks
A new 12 part series staring in November.

NEW Series - Sampler of the Month

From Jeannette Douglas Designs
Jeannette's blooming bouquets are so pretty and this new one is no exception. 

Blooming Bouquet #5 - Bountiful

Fall Into Autumn

From Mill Hill
The kits include 14ct. Perforated Paper, beads, floss, needles, chart and instructions.

Beaded Holiday 2020 (Snowflakes)

   Victorian Snowflake        Aqua Mist Snowflake 

Crystal Snowflake             Golden Snowflake

Opal Ice Snowflake             Pearl Snowflake  

From Frony Ritter Designs
What an appropriate Christmas ornament for this year. Rudolph is wearing a mask but you can still see his nose glowing through it.

We Wish You a Safe Christmas

From Lila's Studio
These cute birds are bringing seasonal blessings. This is so going in my stash. I can't decide which one to stitch first (probably Fall since I wont get either done for this year).

Season's Blessings

From Blackbird Designs
This pattern was first released as "Merry Christmas Drum". Numbers have been included in the chart so that you can make it current. I love the colors! 

Early Christmas Morning

From Ink Circles
This new Red Ship of Life sampler is smaller than the previous two (The Big Red Ship of Life and The Modestly Sized Red Ship of Life).

Comparatively Small                   Springtime Tapestry   
Red Ship of Life                                                       

          Royals                        Chartres Labyrinth