Wednesday, March 14, 2018


There will be a few changes at Just Cross Stitch for the next couple of weeks.  I'm going to be having surgery this week and I will be out probably through the end of March.  Ronnie, the owner of Party Magic Plus, where I share space, will be taking care of the shop for me.  She will do her best to assist you in your needs. 

Since Ronnie does party decor, she sometimes has orders, especially on the weekends, that she needs to deliver and set up.  So, if you are coming out to the shop, please give Ronnie a call ahead and make sure she will be at the shop and not out on a balloon delivery.  Her number is 610.489.1014.

The shop hours will change to 11 to 4 during this time.

Take care and keep stitching.  See you in April.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


I guess you have heard the news by now.....the designer of Lizzie Kate charts is retiring.  Alan and Linda Ebright will be closing their business as of the end of March.  After that date, whatever is left at our distributors will be all that is available.

Her last design....Spring Smalls (completing the series) will be released on March 1.

I will be placing an order at the end of February for special charts, inspirational boxer kits or button packs that you may want.

Don't dawdle, check out her website and select those items you've been thinking about and get them ordered.  She has stated, that knowing she was going to retire, some designs have not been reprinted and are  available in limited quantities.

Place your order now.  Call me at 610.409.9373 or email your order to

Thank you  Lizzie Kate for all your wonderful designs.

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Yes, I know I've been bad about keeping my blog up to date.  Follow me on Facebook and you'll see new things coming into the shop.  In a kinda 'dead' zone now while designers are working on their pieces for Market release the first weekend in March.  So not much is being released.

But we will be having a SUPERBOWL SALE here at the shop in Limerick.  The entire shop will be discounted by 20%.  We still have a great selection of fabrics and I still carry the entire line of Gentle Art Sampler Thread, Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks threads.  We also carry the entire line of solid DMC colors.  

Come check us out and get a project to last you until Market.

As for those waiting for the LHN Farmhouse series, it should be arriving this week.  As soon as charts arrive at the distributors, they go right back out the door. For those of you who requested the floss packets. they are here.  I'm just waiting for the first chart to arrive.

See you over the weekend for the sale and keep stitching!

SATURDAY FEB. 3   from  10 to 3
SUNDAY     FEB. 4    from  11 to 3

Thursday, December 21, 2017


It's that time of year again....a new year only a handful of days away.  I want to thank all my customers for a good year and to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

A lot has happened this year personally and in the shop and we will continue to see new things for the shop next year.  There are already plans afloat.  I just have to get some computer knowledge to get them under way.  It's tough teaching an old dog new tricks especially when it is yourself.

Next week, Wednesday Dec 27 through Saturday Dec 30, Just Cross Stitch will have it's PRE INVENTORY SALE.   Everything in the shop, except DMC floss, will be 20% off.  Frequent Buyer cards will not be punched or redeemed.  We will be open regular hours:  WED thru FRI 10 to 4 and SAT 10 to 3.  Do a quick inventory of your stitching needs and plan to start some new projects next year and stock up on supplies. 

See your at the SALE!!!!


Thursday, December 14, 2017


Here's pics of the new charts in this me if you want to order any at

From Pineberry Lane come two new holiday pieces...Merry Little Stitches and Sprig of Holly.

Madame Chantilly charts due in soon are Oh Christmas Tree, Gingerbread House and Christmas Scooter.  I think all 3 of these need to go on my to stitch pile.

Flora McSample Treats 2017 from Lizzie Kate.

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Have you ever wished you had backing fabric and trims to finish a small project?  That you had them in your stash and didn't have to go running around searching for just that right piece of fabric and that right trim in the right color?  Well, now that's possible with a new product from Lady Dot Creations, priced at $13.00.

There are  currently 5 themed bags of finishing goodies:  ICY for those winter projects; SPOOKY for Halloween; HOHOHO for Christmas; AUTUMN and PRIM.   Each bag comes with 2 or 3 pieces of velveteen approximately 9x10 and 3 or 4 lengths of coordinating trims, styles of trim will vary with the pack.  Could be chenille trim, eyelash trim, rick rack, pompoms and an extra bonus.  ( I have to apologize for not knowing the actual number of pieces.  I'm just so excite0......d about getting them in I forgot to ask quantities when I ordered them.  I need these finishing packs just as much as you do.)00

I just think this is such a great way to have some stash on hand to be able to completely finish the project that you've just stitched.  I'm a 'lazy' finisher.  I love to stitch and if I finish one, I can just pick up a new or WIP project and continue stitching.  I've lately got hooked on some of the flosstube videos and I'm so envious that they show new stash, WIPs  and then the FFO (finally finished object).  If I have these finishing packs on hand, I might be more motivated to finish that little pillow to add to my display bowl or basket.

Here are peeks of the current packs available (more will be coming out at market in March 2018: pastels, summer and patriotic which I'm waiting for).  Stop by and check them out.  They should be here by the 15th of December.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Arriving next week are 4 new designs.  Sampler House VI is her version of a New England sea captain's house on Cape Cod.  Stitched on 36ct Weathered Shingle fabric, 2 over 2, using CC and WDW overdyed threads and some DMC flosses.  The fabric is new to me and should be arriving just about the same time as the charts arrive.

Sampler House V is stitched 2 over 2 on 36ct Ale from PTP.  CC threads are used and a full DMC conversion is provided.

Hello Winter is the final installment in the 'Hello' seasons series.  Stitched on 36ct Beach Brew fabric, 2 over 2 with some areas of long stitch, the design uses WDW floss and 2 DMC colors.  Again, a full DMC conversion is given.

Last, but not least, Yuletide Shanty features her second drum design.  If drums aren't to your fancy, why not just stitch the ship as the front of a circular ornament and the bottom as the back.  You could use one of the metal finishing forms to create your ornament.  This design is stitched on 36ct Weathered Shingle, 2 over 2 with some long stitch.  WDW is used and a DMC full conversion is included.

Give us a call to reserve your copies today.