I hope this finds you enjoying summer (those of you in the northern hemisphere of the world!) and maybe finding a few extra minutes to stitch. If you are planning summer travels, remember that the first thing a stitcher packs is his/her project bag! My personal rule of thumb is that it should contain at least three projects: an easy one, one that takes more concentration and a contingency project just in case something doesn’t work out with the other two!
We have updated our What’s New page with many suggestions for projects to fill your stitching bag. You can see them here: http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm. There are two new Bewitching Pixies from Nora Corbett, Gingerbread Village 8 from Country Cottage and two limited edition designs from Just Nan (Do not wait to get these!). If you love owls, we have Owl Scissors in a new Primitive Black color and a chart pack with two owls from Val’s Stuff. Scissor collectors will want to see the new, affordable Rabbit Embroidery Scissors in Gold or Pewter. And, there are four designs with patriotic themes that would make wonderful summer projects.
Just this week we learned that the Christmas/Winter Mill Hill kits are on the way to our store! If you are an early Christmas gift stitcher, this will give you time to get them finished. Our next update will have pictures but you do not have to wait until then to order them. A new series called Chalkboard Quartet is also available. To see pictures now, go to www.wichelt.com , and click Mill Hill Kits on the left side of the home page.
This is the last week of our Summer House Stitche Workes Trunk show. Stop in soon so you will not miss seeing the beautiful models.
We hope to see you soon-either in person or online!