Thursday, August 20, 2015

New "Stash" on our website!

We want to thank all of you who came to the Midwest Stash Exchange last Saturday!  The weather was hot, hot, hot and so were the deals.  Many needlework supplies found new homes and many needleworkers made new friends and renewed old friendships.  The scissor sharpener extended the lives of many pairs of scissors and then donated all of his proceeds to Riley Children's Hospital Foundation!  Thank you Jay!  And thanks to all who participated, there will be a nice check going to the Riley Hospital Children’s Foundation. Watch for pictures coming soon on the Events Page of our website.

We have 105 new items on our website for you!  Many are from the Norden Needlework Show as well as our usual new arrivals.  Due to technical difficulties, we do not have a What’s New page to share with you but you can still see all of the new things in our catalog.  Just go to our catalog or click here: and type aug15b in the Keyword box.  When you get to the bottom of the page, be sure to click on the second page, too!  Are you thinking about Christmas stitching?  The annual Santa charts from several designers are making their appearance.  There are three new charts for the little sled ornaments that are so popular. (The sleds are finally back in stock!)  Halloween and autumn designs make up a large part of our newest items.  Many are of the quick to stitch variety so you have a chance of getting them ready for display this year! Sampler lovers will want to see the four new charts from C Street Samplerworks.  If the summer heat is getting oppressive, perhaps stitching Spring Snow from Ink Circles will refresh you!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Stash Exchange

Once again it is time to show you new designs!  Just visit our What’s New page at  and choose your favorites.    Madame Chantilly is a designer that we have recently started to carry.  She has a series of seasonal snow globe designs that are really cute!  Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland are also new from Madame Chantilly.  Little House Needleworks is continuing their ornament series with Sampler Tree- Potted Poinsettias and Hometown Holiday- Pet Store.   Hardanger lovers will want to be sure to see the three new charts from Satin Stitches.   The next two Year in Chalk designs (September and October) are here!   And we have five more new designs from Jardin Prive!

Norden Crafts is having an Online Needlework Show next week.  You can see what they will be featuring by visiting their website:  Click on Kits, Designs or Notions and let us know what ones you would like us to order for you.  We will not be able to order until August 10 so please try to have your requests to us by Sunday evening, August 9.

I hope you are making plans to visit us on August 15 for the Midwest Stash Exchange!  We can still use volunteers to man our booth.  You only have to commit to an hour and that will give you time to really look over the things in the booth!  As a BONUS that day there will be a professional scissor sharpener here!  He will do embroidery scissors, sewing shears and pinking shears!  (He will do knives and all kinds of scissors including hairdresser scissors!)