New things have been arriving almost every day! If winter is getting you down; be sure to see the new Mill Hill kits. They are very spring-y! The new spring lines include a butterfly, ladybug, floral eggs and six cute little owlets beaded ornaments. They are in bright, happy colors that are sure to make you forget grey winter days. We also have the final installment of the Lizzie Kate Things Unseen Mystery Sampler! The chart has a photo of the complete sampler. So, if you were waiting to see the whole design before ordering; this is your chance! Blackbird Designs has re-released Yellow Submarine…with permission this time! Brookes Books has started a new Alice in Wonderland series and we have the October Quaker Band of the Month from Workbasket. You can see them at http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm. Hands On Design is launching a new series called A Year in Chalk. We received the January and February Designs too late for this update but we will have the pictures for you next time. They are stitched with Gentle Art Chalk floss (and one other color each month) on 30 count Gunmetal from Weeks Dye Works. If you would like to receive these automatically, just let us know!
In 2015 we plan to feature a different designer each month. We are going to highlight some designers that seem to get overlooked. The January designer is By the Bay Needleart. The Funky Birds, Funky Flowers and Nantucket Village series are just a few of their many designs. Go to our catalog and click on By the Bay Needleart (use the Manufacturer drop down) to see them. Buy one, get on half off. (We will make the adjustment on your online invoices.)
Are you looking ahead to next Christmas? We have heard from a number of people who are already working on Christmas ornaments! We are planning a summer ornament finishing workshop (or two!) so let us know if you would like to be included. We will teach you how to make professional looking ornaments.
We are really getting excited about our March Weekend of Stitches! For more information go to http://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html. We will spend the weekend stitching with Betsy Morgan at Blue Heron Inn on the East Shore of Pine Lake. We would love to have you join us! Sign up soon!