Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our U.S. friends. I am thankful for all of you reading this!  You make it possible for us to stay in business and we appreciate having so many “friends in stitches”.  We have an updated What’s  New page for you at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  Included are new designs from Erica Michaels, Just Nan, La-D-Da and Victoria Sampler.  Have you started planning your projects for 2019?  Me neither!  Maybe inspiration will hit as we scroll through the newest arrivals.

Just so you are aware of our holiday hours, here is a list of the days that will be other than the normal Monday-Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday 10-3 hours.  And, remember that we are on Central (Chicago) time.

November 22 (Thanksgiving)   CLOSED
December 24  (Christmas Eve)   CLOSED
December 25   (Christmas Day)   CLOSED
December 31  (New Year’s Eve)   10:00-3:00
January 1   (New Year’s Day)  CLOSED

Have a wonderful holiday weekend. I hope you have extra time to stitch and browse through our website.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Projects for Long Evenings


Have you adjusted to the end of daylight saving time?  It seems crazy to have it get dark so early in the afternoon.  Maybe it will translate into more evening hours to stitch!  We can certainly hope so.  I know many of you are feverishly stitching on holiday projects.  If you need them for holiday gift giving, please bring them in by Thanksgiving weekend. 

Our What’s new page has a long list of new charts…and a fun pair of scissors… for your stitching enjoyment.  See them at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  We have the new releases from Plum Street Samplers, With Thy Needle and Thread and Carriage House along with many others.  Two new (to us) designers are Shannon Christine and Twin Peak Primitives.  We are going to need those extra evening hours to get all of these stitched! 

We are encouraged by the increasing interest in cross stitch.  Young and old are rediscovering the joys of using needle and thread to make beautiful things.  Keep on stitching and share your love with your friends and relatives.  We appreciate your continued patronage!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

New projects!


It is a rainy, blustery autumn day here in northern Indiana.  It is perfect for stitching or napping or both!!  It is also a good day to let you know that our What’s New Page has been updated with new arrivals at House of stitches.  You are sure to find a few must stitch projects here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm 

I am happy to report that I am now walking with a cane or on my own!  It has been 5 weeks but I was beginning to wonder about how long the healing process was taking.  They told me it would take 6-8 weeks but for the first few weeks I thought things were getting worse instead of better!  Thank you all for your patience during this process!  And thanks once more to the ladies at the shop who have gone above and beyond what I ever could have expected to keep thing running.  I hope to be back to full speed ahead soon!

Enjoy looking at the update. We look forward to sending you the ones that need to be in your stitching basket! We appreciate your continued patronage!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

And...a bit more patience, please!


Autumn weather seems to have arrived here in northern Indiana!  The trees are turning and the temperatures are going down.  Our latest What’s New page has many fall designs for you stitching pleasure: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  And for you forward thinkers there are many new Christmas designs, also.

I am slowly, very slowly getting back up to speed.  I am working half days so please continue to extend your patience to us as we try to keep the shop up and running!  The ladies are doing a marvelous job filling in for all of the hours I cannot be here. Thanks for your continued understanding!

Remember we still have 2 trunk shows in progress: Lindy Jane and Tree of Life Samplings.  The models are so beautiful that you will want to see them if at all possible!

Let us know what designs are destined for your stitching basket and we will get them on the way. We appreciate your continued business!


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Patience, please!

The designers have been very busy and we have the fruit of their labor to share with you.  See our latest arrivals at https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  There are two new scissors, six new Mill Hill kits and more charts than I am going to take time to count!  Take a look at them and let us know which ones are calling your name.

On a personal note, I need to ask for your indulgence for a little while.  Last Friday I fell and injured my knees.  I’m going to have to take some extra time to heal and the other ladies at the shop have graciously stepped up to fill in for me. We will do our best to take care of your stitching needs, it just might take a little more time as I limp along with a walker.

Happy stitching and be careful where you walk!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Two Trunk Shows!


We are excited! We have not one but two trunk shows to add to your shopping pleasure! The Lindy Stitches trunk show continues and we have added another from Tree of Life Samplings! You can see photos of our new trunk show below. The photos on the charts don't compare to seeing the stitched pieces in person. I hope you can plan a trip soon to see them for yourself.
In addition to the trunk shows we have more new charts for you on our What's New page: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm. The overwhelming theme is autumn and Halloween with a few other themes thrown in to keep things interesting.
Now is the time to let us know if you would like to be a part of our Weekend of Stitches (October 5-7). We have just a few spots left so call us SOON! We will have a fun project during the get acquainted time on Friday evening. (No stitching required!) Pam Reed from Olde Colonial Designs is a wonderful, patient teacher and she will be leading us through her project "Needful Box of Mine" on Saturday and Sunday. Another highlight is the great lunches that will be served by the chefs at T-Bones!
We are planning an ornament class for Wednesday afternoon, October 10. Call for details. Another class can be scheduled for an evening if there are enough people who are interested. Just let us know!
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your stitching life!



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments Magazine!


The long-awaited, much anticipated 2018 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments magazine is here! We added a link on our most recent What’s New Page.  Or, just click here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/detail.cfm?ID=38019 . We also have issues from past years if your collection is not complete.