Thursday, June 17, 2021

More new cross stitch!


Hi, stitching friends!

Once again, we have added charts and kits to our What’s New page! You can see them at .  We have the sixth in the Sunday Stitches Series from Heartstring Samplery, Mill Hill’s annual trio of Santas and this year’s Charmed Ornaments (Snowmen!)  and the sixth in the A Time for all Seasons Series.  Sleepy Hollow Lodge is new from Little House Needleworks and Crossed Wing Collection has a design called Suet Duet. Lindy Stitches and Hands On Design each have two new designs, also.

I want to reiterate that we are not planning any special events this year. Just staying open six days a week is keeping us busier than ever. It has been fun seeing many of you who have ventured forth for the first time since the pandemic started!  We can say with assurance that stitching helped many people weather the craziness of the last fourteen months. Your continued support is appreciated and we hope to see you this summer!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Summer Projects!

It is time to plan your summer stitching projects!  I like to stitch projects that correspond to the current season, how about you?  If you do, we have quite a few summer and patriotic designs on our latest What’s New page.  You can choose your favorites at .  There are a few things that arrived too late for this update: Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine, Summer 2021 and all the fall and winter Mill Hill kits!  There will be photos on our next update.

Just a reminder-we are open our regular hours, 10:00-5:30 weekdays and 10:00-3:00 on Saturdays.  We are on Central (Chicago) time. We are still asking that you wear a mask. If you are still not comfortable shopping in person, we are happy to mail your supplies or do curbside delivery. It is wonderful to have so many people stitching! Keep it up!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New Designs for Spring!

 I think spring might be here to stay this time!  After having snowflakes in the air on Mother’s Day, we were beginning to wonder! It is wonderful to have a few more minutes of daylight every day.  Many people like stitching in natural daylight the best.

Once again, our What’s New page at has many new designs to encourage your stitching habit!  We have a new gnome chart from Jardin Prive, two designs from Hands On, a new Trio chart from Waxing Moon and two new ones from Fox and Rabbit Designs. Also newly arrived is the fifth in the Sunday Stitches series from Heartstring Samplery.

The pandemic has caused many people to re-evaluate their work and priorities. If you have been doing that and have always wanted to own a needlework shop, come and talk with me! Cross stitch is on an upswing since so many people have discovered it for the first time or rediscovered it. We all know how relaxing and calming it can be. You can help people find the joy of stitching!

 We look forward to seeing you soon, in person or on the web. Your continued support is appreciated!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time to Bloom!

We have a double dose of new cross stitch designs for you! I did not get a newsletter sent for the April 26 update so there are two lists of new designs for your viewing pleasure! There are new charts from many of your favorite designers: Little House Needleworks, Just Nan, With Thy Needle and Thread, Sue Hillis, Imaginating, Heart in Hand and Lindy Stitches to name just a few.  See the latest here:

We are not going to be doing any extra curricular things this year. I won’t bore you with the list of reasons. BUT! The shop will continue to be open on our regular schedule. And we will do our best to get you the supplies that you need for your projects. It has been a challenging year with sporadic delivery of our orders but some supplies are starting to arrive more reliably.  And we will still be sending out mail orders every day that the Post Office is open.

Spring seems to finally be here to stay!   Flowers and trees are blooming. (And allergies are booming!) It is inspiring many of you to finish projects that were started long ago.  We continue to be amazed at the finished pieces that are coming in to be framed. The new chart from Annie Beez has a good reminder. It says, “It’s your time to bloom!” 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021



We are enjoying beautiful spring weather here in Northern Indiana!  The grass is green again and trees and spring flowers are popping with blooms. I hope you are enjoying similar rejuvenating weather where you live! We have some suggestions for your spring stitching at .  

I have been a bit out of the loop for the last several weeks as my husband is recovering from hip replacement surgery.  He is making remarkable progress, so I hope to be back up to speed soon.  I think I am recovering more slowly than he is! LOL  

We have had many inquiries about whether the shop is open.  And, the answer is, YES!  We are open our regular hours: 10:00-5:30 weekdays and 10:00-3:00 on Saturdays. (Remember we are on Central time.) We do require that you wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth. We hope to see you soon, whether in person or online!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Arrivals from Needlework Expo (and more!)

I hope you are ready for some major stash enhancement!  Last weekend there was an online Needlework Expo. The new things are have started rolling in with many more to follow. Earlier this week we updated our What’s New page at There you will see the 2021 Prairie Schooler Santa along with new Laurel Burch kits from Mill Hill and charts from Little house Needleworks, Heart in Hand and Country Cottage Needleworks.  Then to see the new Expo arrivals, click on the Our Catalog button and type expo21 in the key word box. So far, we have 46 items listed there with many more to come. Just some of the designers represented so far include JBW, Praiseworthy Stitches, Nebby Needle, La-D-Da and Heartstring Samplery. Have fun shopping! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Needlework Expo

 It has been our privilege to keep you supplied with stitching essentials during the last year.  If there was ever a time that we needed the calming, soothing effects of stitching, this was it! The 2020 Nashville Needlework Market was one of the last “normal” things that we did.  The 2021 market was cancelled but an online Needlework Expo is happening this weekend. (March 6-8) You have probably been hearing about it on social media. If there are designs that you would like, just email or phone us with your list.  (Please do NOT use Facebook Messenger.)  We need to have the title of the chart and the designer’s name to make sure we get you the correct items.  And, we ask that you purchase the things that you request. The designers have used their time at home to a good advantage and there are MANY wonderful projects coming our way! We will put things on our What’s New Page as they arrive but we will be depending on the USPS, UPS and FedEx for delivery. Thanks in advance for your patience!

In the meantime, we have updated our What’s New Page at . I am sure you can find a few things there to keep you in stitches until the new things from the Needlework Expo arrive. Your continued interest is appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you soon!