Friday, November 27, 2015


We have new things posted on our What’s New page at There are two more months in the Cricket Collections series, all 3 parts of Lizzie Kate’s Snow Story series have arrived and Blackbird Designs Garden Club Series Part 2-Apple Orchard is here. If you are looking for a beautiful Christmas gift for a stitcher be sure to see the Blossom Scissors sets. Beautiful!

We have a number of things that arrived too late for us to put pictures on ...the website: Bent Creek’s Ice Skating Snow Globe, Santa Sheep and Little House of Ginger; Country Cottage’s Gingerbread Village Part 2 and Winter Seasonal Celebration; Little House Needlework’s Born in a Manger, Christmas Angel Ornament and Three Snowy Hills; Nora Corbett’s Leaf Collector and Berry Collector; Heart’s Content’s Cherry Recipe Box and Louis Lobster Needlebook. Stay tuned! We will have these pictured on the next update.

I hope all of our U.S. friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for. I felt blessed to spend the day cooking, eating, laughing and even washing dishes with family. Today it was back to work and the Christmas Countdown is on! If you want to have something framed for Christmas please try to get it here tomorrow. There is still time to stitch ornaments (the little sleds from Foxwood Crossings are very popular), towels, bookmarks and paper weights! Gift certificates make great gifts for your stitching friends.

I am thankful for your continued patronage!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ready for a new project?

Our What’s New Page has been updated with wonderful new projects that will make your fingers itch to start stitching them! You can see the list here:  If you would like to see photos of all the designs at one time, go to our catalog and type nov15a in the keyword box.  The focus is shifting to more Christmas and holiday themed projects but there are still a few autumn designs if you are not ready to say good-by to the wonderful fall colors.  It is amazing how fast the year is coming to a close.  If you need gifts for stitching friends, take a look at the new Sweetheart Tree kits.  Linda Myers has two new Quilt Sampler charts.  Just Nan’s latest Gingerbread Mouse (Reindeer Mouse) is here as well as a biscornu and a needle slide to store your needles.  You will want to see the latest designs from Kathy Barrick, With Thy Needle and Thread, Plum Street Samplers and Shepherd’s Bush.
What projects have you been enjoying? I am continuing to have fun with quick to stitch projects. I just finished a Little House Needleworks ornament, Ding Dong Merrily on High and before that I stitched Birdz & Bugz (a fold up stitching case) from Lizzie Kate.  My current project is also from Lizzie Kate: Jingle All the Way.  I think it will be finished in plenty of time to display THIS Christmas!  Did I mention I am having a good time with fast projects?
A few things arrived too late to get in this edition of our update but you can order them by putting a note in the customer comment section of your order form.  We have November and December from Cricket Collection and the newest Lizzie Kate designs.  As always, we look forward to providing you with all of the things your stitching heart desires!

Friday, October 30, 2015

More projects!

Wow!  I just scrolled through our What’s New Page,, and we have 62 (!!) new items to tempt you!  In addition to all of the charts, there are cute needle magnets and scissor fobs to make your stitching even more fun.  We have new Mill Hill Santa and snowman ornaments (designed by Jim Shore), a cute design from Bent Creek called Hoot and Twin Mermaids from Mirabilia.  Blackbird Designs is starting a new series called Garden Club and the new series from Country Cottage Needleworks is Gingerbread Village.  I need more hours to stitch!

I am running out of time today so I think I will close and let you get on to the new things.  Have a great weekend; I hope you can find quality stitching time.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall & Christmas stitching

Have you been decorating for fall?  I started getting things out last week and I fell in love with the beautiful colors of autumn all over again.  My mom and I went bittersweet picking and we found lots of the bright orange harbinger of autumn along country roads.  Our What’s New page ( has several great new seasonal designs: Autumn Trifles by Shepherd’s Bush, Fall Squared by Little House Needleworks, Pumpkin, Pumpkin from Scarlett House and Simply Autumn by Drawn Thread.

If you are thinking ahead to Christmas stitching be sure to see these: Up on the Housetop from JBW, Christmas Calories Don’t Count from Abby Rose, Christmas Memories from Blackberry Lane, Countdown to Christmas from Country Cottage Needleworks and Traveling Santa from Sue Hillis (The last in the series of 12 Santas.) Sue Hillis also has 4 new charts for those who love stitching, Stitches for the Needleworker-Volumes 1-4.

The Online Needlework Show is going on from October 15-20, 2015.  There are over 40 designers that are showcasing their designs!  If you are interested, just go to and click on the General Viewing link.  If there are things that you would like us, just let us know the name of the design and the designer and we will let you know the cost and order it for you.

I hope you have been finding time to stitch.  I have been doing small (I call them fast and furious!) projects lately.  I think last time I told you about the Lizzie Kate kit, Halloweenie that I had just finished.  I went right into another Lizzie Kate kit called Falalalala: It was quickly stitched and is residing in a tuckable pillow.  It was fun, quick and cute!  What have you been stitching?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Autumn stitching

Can you believe that it is October already?!  There was a definite chill in the air this morning and it underscored the fact that it is no longer summer. We have an abundance of new fall, winter and holiday projects.  You can see the latest at  I just finished stitching the new Lizzie Kate Halloweenie ( and it is really cute!  The colors are so vibrant and the kit includes great finishing fabric and trim.  It is fun to stitch and finish something quickly, especially after stitching a large project.  In this update we have the final installments in two series: A Year in Chalk by Hands on Design and Little Mystery Sampler by Lizzie Kate.  There are too many great designs to talk about all of them so I will let you click on over to the What’s New page and have a look for yourself.  Your continued interest and business are much appreciated!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine

It is good to be at the computer writing to you again!  I spent an unexpected 5 days in the hospital so I feel like I have been out of touch with the world, especially our world of stitching.  I am feeling much better now, so let’s look at the new things together! You can see them at If you are a bird lover, be sure to see Birds of Wisdom from Stoney Creek.  Bobbie G. has a cute Halloween design called Let’s Go Trick or Treating.  We have a number of new Christmas charts.  Elegant Christmas Tree from Annie’s is not a one night stitch but will be a wonderful addition to your holiday decorating year after year.  Snowmen collectors will want to stitch Peace Snowfriends Banner from Stoney Creek.  The snowmen can be stitched individually, too!
I just realized that I didn't give our website person a copy of the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Ornament to put on our website!  If you would like a copy, just let us know.  For online orders, just put a note in the customer comments area.  It is $9.99.
I hope all of your projects are going well!  I made good progress on Sarah’s House by Blackbird Designs while I was being held captive at the hospital.  Just a little more mortar between the bricks and it will be finished! 


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Autumn Stitching

Even though we are having very summer like temperatures this week; a look at our What’s New page ( will let you know that autumn is fast approaching (at least in the northern hemisphere).  Here in the U.S. we are observing the Labor Day holiday this weekend with an extra day off work and school to stitch.  I have my projects lined up; do you?

Our new page includes charts from Country Cottage Needleworks, Jardin Prive, Little House Needleworks, Imaginating, Just Nan and With Thy Needle and Thread.  If you missed getting Just Nan’s Witchy Mouse last year; she is available again while supplies last as well as Witchy’s Sister Mouse!  If you are in the mood for something a little different, be sure to see Carre (Square) and Spirale from Jardin Prive.  Heart in Hand continues the new Double Up series with Thanksgiving.  Click on the link above to see everything for yourself.

We are making final preparations for our Stitchers’ Day Out on September 12.  It is so much fun planning the special treats that are in store for the participants.  We have one space open if you would like to join us. (For more information go to and scroll down a little.)  Lori Markovic from La-D-Da Designs will be our teacher.  A trunk show of her designs should be arriving on Friday, September 4. (If the USPS cooperates!)  It will be exciting to see so many stitched pieces in person!

Have a great holiday weekend.  (If your country does not give you an extra day off, double your stitching time on Sunday!)  We appreciate your continued patronage!