Friday, September 26, 2014

March 2015 Weekend of Stitches

We have updated our Events Page at 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 ( 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  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
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,  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!