Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Serial Stitching


New projects are waiting for you on our What’s New page at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  It includes the third installment of the 12 Days charts by Hands on Design, the second For the Birds Loose Feathers from Blackbird Designs, the second Early Americans from Little House Needleworks, the second part of Glad & Sincere Hearts from Heart in Hand and the second Mouse in a House from Just Nan!  Country Cottage Needleworks is beginning their new Main Street series with Flower Shop.  It seems the designers are counting on all of us being serial stitchers!

Remember to mark your calendars for our Midwest Stash Exchange on August 19, 2017.  Help us raise money for Riley Hospital for Children.  There is more information on the Events page of our website: http://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html. (Scroll down a bit.)

Thank you for your continued support!  Be on the lookout for someone who would like to learn to stitch and then share the addiction!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Weekend of Stitches Accomplishments



We had a great time with Sue Hillis at our Weekend of Stitches!  This is  a photo of some of the easels we made during her Easels Made Easy class.  Sue is a wonderful teacher and we had a great time choosing fabrics and trims from the huge stash she brought.  Her method of making easels really is easy and we all left feeling a great sense of accomplishment!  She is in the process of writing a finishing book that will include the easel instructions.  Watch for it!
 
We have updated our What’s New page with the latest arrivals at the shop.  You can see them here, http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  There are a few new Dovo scissors; collectors take note!  There are two new spring charts from Drawn Thread, four new designs from Lizzie Kate and a trio of ghosts on perforated paper from Mill Hill.  If you like to plan ahead; both Shepherd’s Bush and Tiny Modernist have new Easter designs.  Garden Samplers, a very popular Prairie Schooler chart has been reprinted.

As you plan your summer travels be sure to include House of Stitches as a stop along the way or better yet as a destination!  There are many things to entertain your family while you shop: lakes, parks, museums, Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City Lighthouse, the list goes on!  We hope to see you soon.

Monday, April 10, 2017

New for you!


Our What’s New page, http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm, has been updated for your shopping enjoyment!  There are spring designs from Country Cottage Needlework, Diane Graebner and Stoney Creek.  Mill Hill, however, is in an autumn frame of mind!  There are twelve complete kits so you can quickly and easily get started on your autumn projects.  Little House Needleworks is beginning a new series called Early Americans.  The first person to be honored is Betsy Ross.  There will be seven more historical figures and a center piece if you would like to stitch them all together in one large design.  Little House Needleworks also has a new design that was inspired by the Nancy Turner book with the same name, “These is My Words”.  I like to listen to audio books while I stitch.  Wouldn’t it be fun to listen to the book while you stitch the sampler?

There is still time to sign up for our Weekend of Stitches, April 22-23, 2017!  Click here for more information: http://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html.  The projects for both days can be stitched on aida or linen, whichever you prefer.  If you scroll further down the page there is information about our Midwest Stash Exchange which will take place on August 19, 2017.  Mark your calendar now!
 
Enjoy the new projects!  We look forward to hearing which ones are destined for your stitching basket.

 

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Market fun continues!


The influx of great new designs from the Nashville Needlework Market continues!  Some things were sold out so they had to be shipped to us.  You can see the latest arrivals on our What’s New Page:  http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.   According to the calendar it is officially spring in the northern hemisphere but we still do not have much color here in northern Indiana.  If you need a blast of color to perk things up, be sure to see the Mill Hill collection of Laurel Burch horses.  There are four fun new designs from Plum Street Samplers including another cute dachshund chart.  Just Nan has three new charts in pretty spring pastels.  The Spring Mouse in a House is the first in a four part seasonal series.

There is still time to sign up for our spring Weekend of Stitches!  I have my pre-stitching almost finished so that tells you it is fast and easy.  There is more information on our Events page: http://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html.

After you see the latest new things, you might want to go back over the large list of new things from the Nashville Market.  Every time I go over the list something new stands out to me.  I just wish I could offer you large blocks of stitching time on our website!

Remember to mark your calendar for the Midwest Stash Exchange on August 19, 2017.  We want to see you there!

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!