Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Feeling autumnal?

Are you ready for a new project?  We have some suggestions on our What’s New page: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm . There are many autumn themed designs to put you in the proper frame of mind for the upcoming season. Are your scissors adorned for fall?  The "Pumpkin Kitty Scissor Fob" is a quick little project to properly outfit them for fall and Halloween! (There are a few things for those of you who are approaching spring in the southern hemisphere.)  And, just to help us remember how fast the year is going, we have the annual "Heart in Hand Wee Santa"!  He’s a funky guy with a striped hat, polka dot pants and a bird perched on his wide mustache! See all the new arrivals and let us know which ones you would like to have in your mailbox. 
This week I finally took a few minutes to finish a project that has been patiently waiting for my attention. It is "Acorn Stitching Box" from Jeannette Douglas Designs. It is in a six inch round Shaker Box from  Lone Elm Lane.  

If you have been thinking about joining us for our Weekend of Stitches (October 5-7, 2018), we have a few spaces still available. You do not want to miss out on a relaxing stitching weekend away from your everyday stresses!  More information is available here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html . I hope you can join us!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lindy Stitches Trunk Show!

This is our Lindy Stitches Trunk Show display!  I hope you can visit us to see it in person!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Happy August!

 I’m not sure how we landed in the eighth month of the year; but here we are.  It has been a fun week here at the shop.  We started the week with a visit from some young people who are in LaPorte to take part in a summer songwriting camp called The Emerging Sound.  It is hosted by People & Songs to equip the next generation of musicians, songwriters and leaders.  They came into the shop to ask if they could put up a poster for a concert taking place in November.  (“Turn Up the Lights”, November 2-3, 2018 at the Civic Auditorium in LaPorte.) They were intrigued by the needlework on display and we assured them that they would be capable of stitching, too. The next day four of them came back and we gave them an impromptu stitching lesson. The day after that they brought a fifth person who wanted to learn to stitch!  It was so much fun to share our love of needlework with such enthusiastic students. They even serenaded us with one of the songs written during their camp!  When they go home to their respective states they will be taking a skill that can be shared with their friends there.

Yesterday we had a visit from a new designer who lives in Plymouth, Indiana. Stephanie Webb produces charts under the name of Lindy Stitches.  Her designs use fun, fresh colors in a variety of subjects. She brought us a trunk show with 10 of her best-selling designs. You can see them on our newly updated What’s New page: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  It is very exciting to be able to showcase the work of a talented young designer!

You will also want to see the latest Farmhouse Christmas design, Cock-a-doodle-do, from  Little House Needleworks.  Mill Hill has a new quartet of kits called A Visit from St. Nick. A cute Baby Racoon is the latest from TechScribes.  Mermaids are the subject of new charts from Lila’s Studio and Tiny Modernist. Cottage Garden Samplings is beginning a new series called The Songbird’s Garden. The first chart features Northern Cardinals and Christmas Roses. There are many more designs; I will let you see them for yourself. Then just let us know which ones need to be added to your personal stash! We appreciate your continued interest and patronage!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More new projects!

It has been a busy, crazy week here but we have enjoyed meeting so many of our online friends!  Our What’s New page has been updated: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm and I do not want you to miss anything. I am not going to take time to elaborate about my favorites; I will let you choose your own!

Remember to get your registration in for our Weekend of Stitches!  The information is here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html.  Click at the bottom of that link for the registration form.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Attention Halloween lovers! The 2018 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collector's Issue is here! (It is my understanding that it is NOT included in your subscription if you have one.) You can see it and order it here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/detail.cfm?ID=37905. I also found that I have a few copies of last year's issue in case you missed it.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

New projects!

We have an updated What’s New page for your shopping pleasure: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  We have many designs that are part of continuing series from your favorite designers. The latest arrivals include Part 6 of the Farmhouse Christmas series from Little House Needleworks. Their Summer ABC’s completes that 4-part series.  Heartstring Samplery’s Festive Little Fobs series continues with Seaside Edition.  If your summer vacation included encounters with moose or bears you can commemorate it with Wild North Runner from X’s & Oh’s. I know many of you like foxes so be sure to see the very dapper fox in Red Fox Vineyard by Artful Offerings.

We continue to take reservations for our 2018 Weekend of Stitches.  You can see the details here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html. (I have had reports that some people are getting only the 2017 information when they go to that address. If that happens to you, try refreshing your page.)  We would love to have you join us for a weekend of stitching fun and relaxation!  

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer/Christmas Stitching

Happy summer!  We have new Christmas projects for you!!   How divergent is that?! The Winter Holiday Mill Hill kits are here!  I know some of you wait for them every year so you can start your Christmas projects. This year’s ornaments include a menorah and dreidels.  The 2018 Prairie Schooler Santa is here and he’s building a snowman while a bunny watches.  If you like to stitch with the current season, Abby Rose has Long May She Wave-In God We Trust and Hands on Designs brings us Knee High. Pickle Barrel has a whole series of summery designs. Over one stitchers need to see the latest arrivals from Heart’s Content. All the new designs can be seen at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.

Our Fall Weekend of Stitches will be October 5-7, 2018.  The information will be on our website later this afternoon. Just click on the Events button.  Pam Reed from Olde Colonial will be teaching us her Needfuls of Mine Walnut Sewing Box project.  The box lid, pincushion and scissor fob are all stitched in Pam’s beautiful color selections.  This is a project that you will be proud to have holding your "needful" supplies on the table beside your favorite stitching chair. Space is limited so sign up early.  I hope you can join us!