Happy Valentine’s Day! Feel free to order your own Valentine gift from the newest listings on our What’s New Page: http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm. A stitching gift will last longer than chocolate or flowers! If you are stitching the Gingerbread Village from Country Cottage Needleworks, we have the fourth installment and the button accent that it uses. Mill Hill brings us the Good Coffee and Friends series with six coffee themed kits from Debbie Mum. Eileen Bennett of Sampler House has published two new reference books for your stitching library. They are the kind of books you turn to again and again when you have a stitching question. Lizzie Kate has five new designs. My favorite, of course is the one that says, “Life is Better with Stitching Friends”. Nora Corbett, the Mirabilia designer brings us two new Bewitching Pixies. Pet lovers will want to see the cute dog and cat designs from My Big Toe.
We have been experiencing real winter weather this week. Here at the southern shore of Lake Michigan we have been getting lake effect snow with wind and very cold temperatures. Like I always say, it is great stitching weather! I hope you are able to stay cozy and spend quality time with your projects. I have been working on a project that I started about five years ago. It is an Erica Michaels design stitched with Simply Wool thread from Gentle Art on silk gauze. Here is a picture of the chart: http://www.houseofstitches.com/detail.cfm?ID=27812. With a little luck I can finish it this weekend and I will try to post a picture of the finished product for you to critique!
Thank you for your continued love of stitching! Be on the lookout for someone who would like to learn to stitch and share the love!