Tuesday, May 3, 2016


The summer sampler is Halloween!  YEAH!  I love Halloween.  Join our club and have a great summer stitch and a new piece for Halloween this year.

SPOOKED has a stitch count of 227w x 97h and can be stitched on aida or linen.  The color of fabric is Ale from Picture This Plus and will come in 28 or 32ct linen and 14 or 16ct aida.  The thread pack contains 13 skeins of WDW floss and has an exclusive new color included.  The Embellishment pack contains 5 Jabc buttons, a triangle 'beak' button, many tiny black and cream buttons and olive/gold beads.  SPOOKED will be released in 3 parts, the first in June and the other 2 in July and August.  Each of the 3 parts contains a Bonus chart.  The first will be Bewitched, a 2 sided fob/pin pillow; July's is Winnie Witch, a standup and the last one is For the Birds...a very large bonus for August.

The price of each chart is $9.25, the embellishment pack is  $17.00.  Linen fabric is $17.00 and Aida is  $13.00.  The thread pack is $33.80.

Place your order today,  June will be here in no time.

When you place your order, let me know what fabric you want to stitch the project on and if you want the embellishment pack and thread pack.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


American Sampler, with a 227x189 stitch count, is stitched on 36ct Winter Brew and uses GA, CC and WDW threads.  It was a teaching project at a retreat and is now being released to the public.

The last of the Sampler Lessons, #5, is here.

John & Abigail, the Madisons and second president of the United States,  is a follow up to George & Martha from last year.  John was an avid gardener.  The stitch count is 122x74 and done on 36ct Stars Hollow Blend.  It uses all GA threads and provides a DMC conversion. Mostly stitched 2 over 2 it does use some 1 over one stitches.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Just Cross Stitch is going to discontinue carrying DMC perle cottons of all sizes.  The entire stock is on sale at $1.00 per skein or ball.  I have colors in all sizes...3,5,8 and 12.

Getting rid of this product will allow more room for existing stock.  Also it will mean that I will have some DMC floss display boxes for sale.  These are constructed of wood with plastic drawers and plastic inserts for the floss.  Just take out the insert and you can store anything you want in this drawer that measures approximately 11x13 and 2.5 inches deep.  Give me a call at 215.513.9373 if interested.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

June 2016 Just Cross Stitch Magazine

This issue is now available in the shop.  Some nice charts are available in this issue.  Part 3 of the Hardanger Band Sampler is finally here.  There's a nice article on antique needlework perforated paper items.  They give an Adam & Eve sampler design done on the perforated paper but you could certainly do it on linen.   The Primitive Hare offers up a Bee Happy chart which is really cute. Niky's Creations offers 2 Strawberry fobs Christmas ornaments.  The Summer  season in chalk art from Hands On Designs continues the series with one more to come.  There are some nursery rhyme pictures and coasters for the avid chessman,  Check it out,,,,a pretty good issue.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher 2016 Spring Issue

It is here!

Loaded with lots of punch needle designs.....did you ever think of putting punch needle on a wreath?  Well check out this issue.  Not quite my 'ideal' wreath but it does give you lots of ideas.  I can really see a punch needle patriotic  wreath.  There's also a punch needle rabbit pocket hanger that has wool tabs and buttons on the top that is really cute.

There are at least 6 cross stitch designs in the current issue.  Here's one by Teresa Murgida.  This may not be the ideal stitch for you but check out the embroidery additive at the top.  Think about using such an idea on your own piece.

Current issue is in stock for $8.99 each.  Call and reserve your copy today.  If you can't pick it up, we can mail it to you.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Cataract Surgery

It's that time again, to have my other eye done.  The shop will be closed on Thursday April 7 and Friday April 8 for the procedure.  I hope the surgery goes well and  I expect to be back in the shop on Saturday from 10-3.  SEE you then.  (When I had testing this last Tuesday, I was shocked at how bad the eye really is.)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


It's the end of March, can  you believe it?  April starts this week.  It's unbelievable.  I'm finally feeling better, but not great.  It will be an entire month this weekend.  I've never had a cold like this that took this long to leave.

I will be open this week Wed thru Fri from 10-4.  (No late hours on Thursday) Saturday will be normal hours 10-3 and Sunday will be from 11-2.  We WILL have First Friday stitch this Friday, April 1, from 7-9.  Our Christmas stitch on Sunday April 10 will be on the new hours of 1-4.

Since it's time that we are doing our spring cleaning, don't forget to donate your unwanted cross stitch supplies for our Stash to Treasure Sale....Saturday May 28th. It's getting tougher to sort thru the goodies and get rid of them at the end of the sale, so I'm thinking this may be the last sale.  Got several boxes of donations in the other day and I will keep taking donations until Saturday May 21.   Please honor this donation deadline as we have to sort  the donations and give them some sense of order before the following Saturday when they appear on the tables for you to go through, find some goodies and make a cash or check donation for St. Jude's.

Here's a pic from several year ago of the sale goodies.  Bring lots in so we can raise a lot of money for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.