Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New designs!


Autumn is upon us in Indiana!  The trees are turning every fall shade you can imagine and for the most part, they are still on the trees so we can enjoy them without all of the raking.  At least not yet!  Many of our new arrivals have an autumn or Halloween theme so you can stitch in the current season.  How does that work for those of you in the southern hemisphere?  Are you more inspired to stitch things in pretty pastel spring colors?  You can see our newest designs at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.   If you like seeing the pictures all at once, go to our catalog http://www.houseofstitches.com/search.cfm and type oct14a in the keyword box.  You will see a thumbnail size picture of each design.  Click on any that you would like to see in more detail.

While you are cruising around our website, be sure to click on the Events button, http://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html , to see the project that Betsy Morgan will be teaching for us in March, 2015. It is a great project and I hope that you can join us!

Friday, September 26, 2014

March 2015 Weekend of Stitches




We have updated our Events Page at http://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html. We finally have the details for our March 2015 Weekend of Stitches with designer Betsy Morgan!!  Start planning now; I hope you can join us!  If you go to the link above you can see a picture of the project.  (It is a new project that Betsy is debuting at Williamsburg this December.)  The registration form has more details but feel free to phone (219-326-0544 or 800-455-8517) or email (mail@houseofstitches.com) if you have questions.

We have had some new arrivals since we updated our What’s New Page earlier this week.   We don’t have pictures online at our website but you should be able to see them at the designers’ websites.  From Lizzie Kate we have I Cannot Count My Day Complete, Flora McSample’s 2014  Stockings, Sled Dudes and Reindeer Stocking.   Heart in Hand brings us Wee Santa 2014, Vintage Greeting: A Merry Christmas and Christmas Means More.  From Bent Creek we have Pumpkin of Leaves Kit and Parts 2 & 3 of the Spooky Spinners Series.  Country Cottage Needleworks has the second Classic Ornament, Dear Santa and the October Calendar Girl.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of time for stitching!
 





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall is here with great new designs!


Happy fall!  I do not know what happened to spring and summer; they certainly went by in a hurry!  I enjoy fall as long as I ignore what follows right after. Do you have a favorite season? We certainly have a variety here in the Midwest.  Our What’s New Page at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm  has many fall and Halloween designs to put you in the proper frame of mind.   And, for those of you who plan ahead, there are also quite a few Christmas projects.  As usual, the hard part will be choosing which ones to stitch first!   With this update of our website, we also corrected an oversight and added perforated paper to our online catalog
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In the next day or two I will be posting details about our weekend retreat with Betsy Morgan (March 20-22, 2015).  Until then enjoy perusing the new things and let us know which ones are destined for your personal collection!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine!


We have exciting news!  The much anticipated and long awaited 2014 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine has arrived!  You can see it on our What’s New page, http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  Do I have to finish the project that I am stitching before I can start on the ornaments?  Of course not!   And neither do you!  There are more than 60 other new items, also!  In addition to the many new designs, there are needle minders and scissors (including Eve, the Gingher designer scissors for 2014).   Halloween and Christmas designs abound and we have part 2 of the SamSarah Something Wicked Mystery Sampler.  Have fun choosing your favorites; it will be hard to decide which to stitch first!  We love seeing what you choose and we appreciate your continued interest and business!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

St. Charles Needlework Market Finds


We are back from market and what a great market it was!  You can see the latest in our website catalog: http://www.houseofstitches.com/search.cfm.  Just type stchas14 in the key word search box and more than 160 items will be displayed.  AND!  We have many more to be added so keep checking back!  There are new charts, kits, limited edition kits, scissors and magnets.  Have fun planning your new projects!

I took some pictures when I visited Candy and Mary from Workbasket designs. I am not an ace photographer but it will give you a peek at part of their market display.  The owls are all from their Hootenannies chart which has many variations and finishing ideas.  Be sure to visit our website to see the rest of my great market finds!

Monday, August 11, 2014

St. Charles, here we come!


It is an exciting week here at House of Stitches!  We are making plans for the St. Charles Needlework Market that is coming up this weekend.  The designers have been busy so there will be loads of new projects to tempt us.  Some are already arriving from designers who send out their automatic shipments before they leave for market.  If you have been seeing previews on your favorite designers’ blogs or websites, please let us know which charts and kits you would like.  It will help us make sure to get enough of the ones you want.  This is especially true of the limited edition kits.  We hate for anyone to be disappointed if we sell out before you get yours!

Our What’s New page was updated today!  You can see the latest at: http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  SamSarah is beginning a new Mystery Sampler series.  “Something Wicked” is stitched on the new Petit Point Linen that is a natural color with little brown dots.  If you taught a grandchild to stitch this summer, I Can Cross Stitch is a great book to keep him/her going.  For those of you who crave large projects, I think you should look at Abbi from Heritage Stitchcraft and Christmas in the Woods, Countryside Spring and Rural Barns 1, all from Stoney Creek.  On the other end of the spectrum there are two new designs for the little pocket watch frames.  Blue Bunting and Summer Saltbox are stitched over one on 32 count linen and are just 1.25 inches in diameter!  If you need a chuckle be sure to see Laughed and Laughed from Xs & Ohs.

Remember to send us your market wish lists!  We will do our best to fill your requests!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New designs!

Wonderful new designs continue to find their way to our What’s New page!  You can see all of them at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  One of the most anticipated designs of the year has arrived: the 2014 Prairie Schooler Santa!  This year he is a caroling Santa, complete with a red top hat and overcoat.  There are also four new leaflets and a Halloween card from Prairie Schooler.  The Frosty Forest series from Country Cottage Needleworks concludes with the ninth design. A new twelve month series of Christmas ornaments begins in August!  Let us know if you would like to be on the list to receive the Country Cottage Ornaments-Classic Collection as soon as they arrive each month.  Nora Corbett has two new designs in her Bewitching Pixies series: Ana and Emi.  Diane Graebner is a prolific artist and she brings us two new designs, one for fall and one for winter.  I especially like the winter one with a wooded country road and four buggies.  Heart in Hand and Trilogy each have a new Thanksgiving chart.  You have some hard choices to make!  Which designs are destined for your collection?