Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday charts abound!

 We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are having fun preparing for the rest of the holiday season! Just in case we're a part of those preparations, here are our holiday hours!

Dec 24th Christmas Eve CLOSED
Dec 25th Christmas Day CLOSED
Dec 26th Boxing Day(Christmas Day Observed) CLOSED
Dec 31st New Year's Eve 10-3pm
Jan 1st New Year's Day CLOSED
We have a whole lot of new charts for you on our "What's New" page! Most notably the first chart in the Snowman Collector series by Cottage Garden Samplings and the first chart in the Big City Christmas series by Country Cottage Needleworks! Some of the other new charts are from With Thy Needle and Thread, Barbara Ana Designs, Carriage House Samplings, Crocette a Gogo(new Christmas and Valentine's Day!), Foxwood Crossings, Jan Hicks Creates, Joan Elliott Design, Just Nan, La-D-Da Designs, Les Petites Croix de Lucie, Little House Needleworks, Luminous Fiber Arts, Mill Hill, Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery, Prairie Schooler, Rosewood Manor, Salty Stitcher Designs, Scattered Seed Samplers, Sue Hillis Designs, and Tiny Modernist.
We have lots of gifts for stitchers and gift certificates! (It's okay to shop for yourself, too!) We appreciate your cotinued interest!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Holiday hours and more!

Fall is in full swing here in northern Indiana and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Speaking of holidays, here is our schedule. Don’t forget we are in the central time zone!
Nov 24th Thanksgiving CLOSED
Nov 25th Black Friday 10-5:30pm
Nov 26th Small Business Sat 10-3pm
Dec 24th Christmas Eve CLOSED
Dec 25th Christmas Day CLOSED
Dec 26th Boxing Day CLOSED
On our What’s New page we have new charts from Annie Beez, AuryTM, Country Cottage Needleworks, Erica Michaels, Little House Needleworks, Mojo Stitches, Plum Street, Waxing Moon, and a whole lot of new cats from Kitty & Me Designs!
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Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 24, 2022

Stitching in Season


If you like to stitch designs that are in season, we have you covered!  Our latest What’s New update has almost all Autumn and Christmas designs!  Take a look at .  There is a new Halloween design from The Drawn Thread, the latest Year in the Woods design (Beaver) and the autumn heart in the Blue Flower Seasons of the Heart series.  Quaker Sampler lovers will want to see the next two Quaker designs from Jardin Prive.  (The last What’s New featured the first one.) 

Can you believe this is the last full week of October?  Yikes!  If you have things to frame for Christmas, please bring them in ASAP!  We do not want you to be disappointed! 


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Welcome, Sarah!

 Hi, stitching friends!

 Our What’s New page has been updated at You will want to see the latest from your favorite designers! And while we are speaking about what’s new, many of the new designs were ordered by our new shop keeper (and almost owner), Sarah! She is going to introduce herself and finish the newsletter. We will be using a new service to send the newsletter and it should reach many of you who have not been receiving it. Several of the large email providers have been rejecting our newsletters as spam. That should stop now!


Greetings stitchers!

 Sarah here! It’s been great meeting so many of you over the last few weeks!

A bit about myself. I live in Hobart with my husband and our five cats. We love to hike and visit the UP of Michigan regularly. Up until September I worked for an IT department at a university in Chicago. I’ve been stitching (amongst other crafty endeavors) since I was a kid!

I’m so excited to be on this side of the counter providing everyone with the items they need to make beautiful things. I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am up for the challenge! 

Hope to see you soon and happy stitching!


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Fall Expo Arrivals!

 Once again, I need to apologize for the delay in writing to you! The sale of the shop is not final but is still progressing, just not as quickly as we thought it would. In the meantime, come in and meet Sarah (almost new owner) and see all of the wonderful Online Expo items that she ordered for you. There are so many great projects!! If you want a preview or cannot visit in person, just go to our website to see them. Click on “Our Catalog” or “What’s New” at  There are beginner ornaments that are stitched on pierced wood, Autumn/Halloween projects galore, Colorful Cats and even designs that are displayed on rolling pins! In case you missed them, we have the 2022 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine and Halloween Magazine and the 2022 Wee Santa and Prairie Schooler Santa!

And while we are thinking about Christmas and holiday stitching, let me urge you to have your projects in by Halloween.  Frames are sometimes taking longer to arrive than they did in the past. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed!

As always, we are grateful for your continued support!

Monday, August 29, 2022

Exciting news!


More new designs are headed your way!  Just go to and click on What’s New. We added new things on the14th and more will be posted on Monday, the 29th. One of the most exciting additions is the 2022 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments Magazine!  As usual it is filled with great ornaments, finishing ideas and recipes.

The biggest news that I have for you is that House of Stitches will have a new owner on September 1!  (I will let her introduce herself in the next newsletter.)  After 35 years, it is time for me to spend more time stitching, baking, spending time with my family and organizing my stitching room.  I know you will enjoy having an energetic and enthusiastic person supplying your stitching and framing needs.  She has jumped right in with ordering from the online Needlework Expo!  I hope you will give her the loyalty and support that I have enjoyed from you.  It has been a pleasure to make so many friends and “supply your habit”!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Summer stitching!

I hope you are having a great summer (or winter if you are in the southern hemisphere)!  It is going to be very hot and humid here for the rest of the week.  So, as always, it is great stitching weather.

We have more new charts to tempt you!  They are arriving nearly every day!  Go to and click on What’s New ( or click on Catalog and type Aug22a.  There are projects with a summer theme, Christmas designs, the latest Little House Needleworks and Nutcracker Village installments. I just realized that I forgot to include a picture of the summer issue of the Stoney Creek Magazine.  If you would like a copy, put a note in the customer comments of the online order form.

It has been fun to see so many of our distant friends this summer. Plan to stop in if your vacation travels pass through our area. You can stretch your legs and enhance your stash at the same time!