Friday, March 17, 2017

Coming Events!

We have information for you about our upcoming Weekend of Stitches in April and the Midwest Stash Exchange in August!  Just go to the Events page on our website: http://houseofstitches.com/events.html  to get the details.   We hope you can join us for both events.  If you have questions just phone us at 219-326-0544 or 800-455-8517.

Have a good weekend.  I will be doing the my pre-stitching for the Sue Hillis class; hope you can stitch, too. Spring begins on Monday!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New from Nashville Needlework Market!

I must apologize for being out of touch for so long!  Besides being away for the Nashville Needlework Market, we all seem to have caught some of the various bugs that are afflicting so many people right now.  I got sick almost as soon as we got to Nashville but thanks to modern drugs I was able to carry on.  If you look at the list of new things on our website, you will see that I still managed to do major shopping!  To see what I brought back, go to http://www.houseofstitches.com/search.cfm  and type nash17 in the key word box. 

Our class with Sue Hillis is rapidly approaching on Friday, April 21st!  I promise to get you the final details in the next day or two!  Until then, enjoy looking at all 250 new items from market.


 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Getting ready for Nashville Market


Once again it is time for new designs for your stitching pleasure.  We have our latest arrivals posted at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  The new chart from Waxing Moon seems to summarize what Mother Nature is saying to us…Enough Winter!  We are breaking weather records with unusual warmth and we are loving it!  Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it usually seems like one of the longest with cold, snowy, overcast days.  But not this year!  Our mailman has been wearing his shorts to deliver our mail.  And flip flops, shirt sleeves and motorcycles are everywhere!  They say we will be back to winter weather this weekend but in the meantime we are living like it is spring.

The Nashville Needlework Market is fast approaching!  Many of the designers are showing all or parts of the things they will be offering.  If you see things that you want just let me know and I will do my best to procure them for you.  Some items will be limited editions so it will help me to know how many I should purchase and which designers I need to visit first.  On the flip side of the coin, if you ask me to obtain something for you, it will be nice if you follow through and purchase the item(s).  Market dates are March 3-5).  Things should start appearing on our website on Saturday the 4th.  To see them, go to our catalog and type nash17 in the keyword box.   We will post as many of the new things as we can over the weekend and the rest will be put on the website when we return from market.  I think I will start taking extra vitamins now so I can go the distance to get the best new products and designs for you!

As always, we thank you for your continued support!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Plan a new project and plan a weekend of stitching!


Are you in need of some mid-winter inspiration?  We have it for you on our What’s New page: http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  If you like to stitch for the current season, be sure to see Cold Hands, Warm Heart from Annie Beez, No Place Like Home from Little House Needleworks, Winter in the Meadow from Just Nan and Winter Thyme from Hands on Design.   I think I am ready to move on to spring stitching with Cherry Blossom Cottage from Victoria Sampler, Spring Butterflies from Imaginating and A Sunshine Garden from Bobbie G.   For the fisherman in your life we have Arranging Lures from Ink Circles.  Stoney Creek has six new charts with inspirational words and stitched quilt designs…no piecing necessary!
We are planning a fun weekend for you in April!  On Friday afternoon, April 21, Sue Hillis is going to teach a class on finishing your needlework into an easel.  On Saturday the 22nd we will have a Biscornu Finishing class.  Both of these classes will involve some pre-stitching but nothing too labor intensive.  Classes will be held at the Blue Heron Inn here in LaPorte.  I’ll have more details soon!  It’s going to be a great year celebrating 30 years of business!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Lizzie Kate designs!


The much anticipated new Lizzie Kate designs have arrived!  You can see them along with our other new arrivals at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  Heart in Hand is beginning a three part design called Snowscapes and Snow Squalls and we have the first two designs in the Lizzie Kate Celebrate With Charm Flip-Its.  The Workbasket Quaker of the Month Bands are nearing completion with the eleventh band: June.  Have you been stitching the little sled ornaments?  Shepherd’s Bush has a new Santa design that can be used on a sled or on a gift tag.
 
We hope you are finding plenty of time to stitch.  It is the perfect cure for the winter doldrums!

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter stitching weather!


We are in the midst of icy winter weather here in northern Indiana.  I hope the weather is better where you are!  It is the perfect time to plan some spring stitching.  We have all the new Mill Hill spring kits!  And Imaginating has a new chart called Love the Lake which will take you into a summer frame of mind.  Anything warm and sunny sounds good to us right now!  Here is the link to our latest What’s New page: http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.

Even though it is still winter with the threat of bad weather, we are going to plan some classes.  If the weather gets bad we will reschedule.  We will not be held hostage by the possibility of snow and ice!  LOL   Here is our list at this point:
February 4   9:00-11:00 AM Ornament Finishing (flat padded ornaments)- bring a pre-stitched ornament to assemble in class. 
February 25  9:00-11:00 AM Punchneedle
Call for details and to sign up: 219-326-0544, 800-455-8517.

Enjoy the new things!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!


Here we are at the close of another year! Did you meet your stitching goals for the year? Several people have given me the total number of projects that they have stitched this year. I have never thought to count how many I complete. I do more small projects so it hardly seems fair to compare them to the masterpieces that many of you complete! Maybe I can count my completed projects in 2017.


Our What’s New Page has been updated for the final time this year. You can see the latest at http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm. There are fun new designs from Abby Rose, Country Cottage Needleworks, Sue Hillis, My Big Toe, Little House Needleworks, Mirabilia and more! Several of the designs have winter themes that are perfect for stitching on long, cold evenings.


The week before Christmas my daughter and I went to the Dressing Downton Afternoon Tea and exhibit of Downton Abbey costumes at the History Museum in South Bend. (Special thanks go to her husband Erik for the tickets!) The tea was lovely and the costumes were unbelievable. The exhibit runs through January 8 if you have a chance to get to South Bend. The embroidery and bead work are amazing! When we reached the end of the costume exhibit we saw a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Upon closer examination we realized that it was covered with hand stitched ornaments! The South Bend chapter of the EGA (Embroiderers’ Guild of America) made all of the beautiful ornaments. Here is the photo  so you can admire it, too!




Make your stitching plans for 2017 and let us know what supplies you need. We know how you like to organize and plan at the beginning of a new year! Thank you for your continued patronage; we look forward to serving your cross stitch needs in 2017.  Let's see how many projects we can finish!