I hope you are ready for some new projects because we have more than 60 new things for you on our What’s New Page!! http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm The designers outdid themselves with new things for the Norden Online Show. There are many new fall designs and even two reprints of Prairie Schooler charts! We are taking pre-orders for the 2016 Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine. It is scheduled to ship to us on August 30 so it will be here soon! I don’t know which we anticipate more; the ornaments or the recipes! Lizzie Kate’s 2016 Santa is here along with Tiny Tidings XXI. The Spooked! Mystery Sampler from Lizzie Kate is now complete with the arrival of part 3. There are two new samplers from Rosewood Manor and two new Garden Club charts from Blackbird Designs.
Have you stitched anything fun this summer? I just finished two small projects that were fun and fast. Here are links to pictures of them. Sweetheart Etui with Needlebook by Cherished Stitches http://houseofstitches.com/detail.cfm?ID=35366 and My Heart is Home by Blackbird Designs http://www.houseofstitches.com/detail.cfm?ID=35201 . I see a theme here; both are hearts!
I have been trying to fit in retreat planning and I just have not had the time and focus to get things together for a retreat this fall. We have had too many things going on in our home life to properly focus on scheduling fun weekends. BUT! Next year will be our 30th year at House of Stitches! I think that calls for some special events. We will be having our bi-annual Midwest Stash Exchange to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital---probably in August. And we have been talking with designers about teaching at weekend events. Stay tuned!