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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Almost September!

More new projects are vying for our attention at www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm.  In a fun coincidence, we have Part 8 in two different series-Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas and Blackbird Designs For the Birds!  If you like Hardanger, be sure to see the four new designs from Satin Stitches. They are breathtaking!  Autumn Blessing from Waxing Moon has a wonderful border of leaves around the verse in the center.  It would be a great fall project!  Jardin Prive has cute Halloween design with a skeleton lounging on top of the word Halloween. In the center a white pumpkin replaces the letter O with bats, spiders, orange pumpkins and a crow rounding out the design.  I’ll let you look at all of the latest arrivals for yourself; words never do as well as a photo!
Judy Whitman from JBW Designs has informed us that her recently released chart, Williamsburg Christmas has some errors in the color key. We have stickers with the corrected color key that can be placed over the incorrect one. Or, you can find the corrections on her website jbwdesigns.com and the Friends of JBW Designs Facebook page. Judy sends her apologies for the error.
If you have been undecided about signing up for our October 5-7 Weekend of Stitches, now is the time!  We have a few spaces left and I have the pre-stitching kits on hand so you can get started stitching right away. It is going to be a great weekend!
This is a photo of a sweet little pincushion ttht was stitched by our friend Donna. It is called Down in the Valley by Blackbird Designs. She used a Sudberry House pincushion to finish it. Good job, Donna!

Thank you for your continued interest!  We have noticed a definite increase in people who want to learn to stitch or are returning to stitching after a hiatus.  Thank you for your part in letting others know about our shop!

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!