Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


I’m sorry it has been so long since you heard from us!  I foolishly thought that things might slow down after the holidays but the weather and various life circumstances have conspired to keep things as hectic as ever.  Thanks to my faithful computer helpers, we have a What’s New page for you at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm . If you like pictures (and who doesn’t?), click on the catalog button and type jan18a in the keyword box.  That will give you clickable thumbnail photos of all our newest arrivals.  Yow will see an assortment that includes a Cycling Santa, Muscle Cars of the 70’s and a number of snow related designs.  We are quite ready to be finished with the real snow that has piled up around LaPorte but these stitched versions are very enticing! Enjoy looking them over and let us know which ones are destined for your collection.

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving your cross stitch needs in 2018.



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Do you need a break from all of the holiday hustle and bustle?  I have a suggestion!  Find your favorite beverage and take a few minutes to see our latest arrivals: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  Many of them are Christmas designs that cannot possibly be ready in time but that is okay; Christmas comes every year.  You will have a whole year to get them finished! The designers are getting exceptionally creative. I have never before seen a bumblebee in a Santa hat or a Fairy Coffee Mother!  With cross stitch there is never an excuse to get bored with your projects.  The variety of subjects and designs is mind boggling!

When you are finished looking through the new items (and have placed your order!), extend your break by taking a few minutes to reflect on the reason we celebrate.  It will help put all of your plans in perspective!  All of us at House of Stitches wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healthy, stitching New Year!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Tis the season!


‘Tis the season!  Ho, ho, ho! I just listened to the weather forecast and it sounds like we will be seeing snow very soon.  Whether you live in an area with snow or not, it is always good stitching weather!  And we just happen to have new projects for your stitching enjoyment.  You can see the latest arrivals at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  Little House Needleworks brings us Molly Pitcher, the final design in the Early Americans series.  Farmhouse Christmas is the next LHN nine part series and is due to start in January. It looks like it will be really cute so ask to be put on our automatic list to receive each part as it is published.  The little sled ornaments continue to be very popular.  There are so many designs available!  I just typed sleds in the search box in our catalog and there are 39 charts.  Most have multiple designs so you can stitch sleds from now until next Christmas and never have to stitch the same one twice!

Taking time for a few stitches will help your sanity during this busy, busy season.  I like to stitch projects that go with the current season even if they will not be finished until the next time that season rolls around. My current holiday project is Woodland Wonder from Glendon Place, https://www.houseofstitches.com/detail.cfm?ID=34062. I will try to post a photo of my progress soon. Meanwhile, make time for your own projects and we will chat again soon!

Friday, November 24, 2017

The countdown is on!!



I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  We have updated the What’s New page with fifty-eight new stitching designs!  There are so many that I would like to start stitching now.  It is especially exciting to have Star Wars and Hello Kitty to offer you.  This is the first time that I have been able to get these licensed characters!  They each come as a boxed kit with a design book, floss, fabric and a hoop.  The designs are easy enough for first time stitchers…think Christmas gifts here!  A favorite character is a good motivation to stitch. And, it is fun to share your love of stitching with the next generation of needleworkers.
As we are waiting on people today we are hearing the same thing from everyone.  How can Christmas be only a month away?!  I guess we have our work cut out for us.  We have many gifts for stitchers from gold needles to gift certificates in any amount.  We look forward to helping you with your holiday (and every day!) shopping.
One of the things we gave thanks for yesterday is all of you!  Your continued patronage is what keeps us in business.  Thank you!


Friday, November 17, 2017

35 new DMC colors!

Newsflash!


We have the 35 new DMC colors!! These are the open stock skeins at $.49 each.  (That is our usual DMC floss price.  Suggested retail is now $.87!)  We have ordered the tins that will have all 35 colors but we do not have a definite date for their arrival.  The tins will be $27.95.  We will be adding the new numbers to our website but if you do not want to wait, just put a note in the customer comments area and ask for them. 


Friday, November 10, 2017

New projects banish shorter days blues!


Do you need a new project or two to lift your spirits as our days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler?  We have some suggestions for you at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  They range from mini size to epic with many in between sizes.  I have added at least two projects to my stash; now I just have to find the time to start them!  The Lizzie Kate Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler is now complete!  If you were waiting to see the entire sampler before committing yourself to stitching it, here it is!  The latest early American from Little House Needleworks is Patrick Henry. And for the lovers of all things primitive, we have the winter issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine.

If you are stitching Christmas gifts that need to be framed we would like to have them by Thanksgiving weekend. We want to be sure they will be ready in time for gift giving.

Thank you for your continued patronage and love of stitching!  Help us keep the joy of needlework strong by sharing it with someone you know.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Weekend of Stitches photos


The designers are keeping us on track with new fall and Christmas designs.  Find your new favorite projects at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  Our weather has taken a turn toward much more fall like temperatures and it makes me think I’d better get going on any holiday stitching I hope to accomplish this year!

I have good news for those of you who use the scroll frames from American Dream Products.  The business closed in August and they are no longer making the scroll frames and stands that are also known as E-Z Stitch products.  But!  Another company will be producing these products. There may be a slight lull in availability but we hope to have them back in stock soon.  This will include the no baste Velcro strips!

In the last newsletter I promised photos from our Weekend of Stitches. As the old saying goes, better late than never!  I am not an ace photographer but you can see our projects and a shot from the classroom.  (Sorry to only have a picture of Stacy Nash from the back!) I think perhaps the biggest hindrance to my being a better photographer is that I do not remember to take the pictures!  So, if you really want to see what goes on at a Weekend of Stitches…sign up for the next one!  Information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.


I hope all of your projects are going well.  I am sure you need a few new ones!  We look forward to hearing from you!