We are feeling more spring-like here in northern Indiana and it is a welcome change. However, our latest What’s New page http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm has designs for all FOUR seasons plus Christmas! We were surprised to receive the Mill Hill kits for fall just as we were getting used to spring weather! The designs are very cute and if we start now; we can have them ready by fall. We have received new designs in several ongoing series. Elizabeth’s Designs has completed her ABC Series and Lizzie Kate has 2 more leaflets in the 3 Little Words series. Little House Needleworks has two more ornament designs, one in the Hometown Holiday series and one in the Sampler Tree series. One of my favorite new charts is from Milady’s Needle. It says My Spirits Lift Whenever I Stitch. If you need to stitch for a new baby be sure to see the two new charts from Cherry Hill. Remember that you can see pictures of all of the new things at one time if you go to our catalog http://houseofstitches.com/search.cfm and type apr15a in the key word box.
Some of you may be familiar with the Online Needlework Show but I have not brought it to your attention before. The show is for retailers (shop owners) but anyone can visit and see all of the things being offered. You can visit at www.needleworkshow.com from April 16-21 and see designs from many designers and countries. Some of the prices are in euros or British pounds so you need to keep the exchange rate in mind as you browse. Also, be aware that not all of the things pictured are cross stitch; some are crewel or beading. If you see something that you must have; please let us know no later than April 21. Merchandise may take a bit longer than usual to arrive if it has to go through customs to get here.
Last week was spring break for our schools so we took a short trip with our kids and grandkids. We had a great time relaxing, shopping, eating and being entertained. We all spent an evening at Medieval Times and the girls had lunch at American Girl. We made lots of good memories! I even found a few minutes to stitch!