Thursday, November 20, 2014


 There's a new designer in the shop....Grandma Kringle's Folk Art and Needlework Designs.  I first saw her owl and then I did some googling and found her blog and other designs and knew I'd like to carry them in the shop.  I'm not a great fan of owl's, but I thought this one was really cute....guess the patriotic accessories really caught my eye and I know I'm going to have to stitch him.

Well, here they are.....4 ornaments from Grandma Kringle:

Winter's Patriot

All is Calm

Winter's Night

Winter's Frost

Stop in and check them out!  Quick and easy stitch...Easy finishing...Great Christmas gift!

Friday, November 14, 2014


The 2015 edition of the Fiber & Fabric Mania Travel Guide is due to ship November reserve  your copy Now!.  It is the only travel guide that lists all U.S. fiber and fabric shops.  That includes quilt, yarn, needlepoint, CROSS STITCH, embroidery, spinning and weaving shops.

This edition includes over 5,000 shops complete with state maps and detailed listings by city.

It would make a great Christmas gift!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


New from Little House Needleworks in November is Lantern Lane.  Stitched on 30ct Northern Cross linen, natural, the stitch count is 199x125.

Also new from LHN, is a series of 12 sampler styled ornaments, using Classic Colorworks fibers.  The stitched size is approximately 3,5 inches on 32ct R&R Winter Brew. (The first 4 ornies all use the Winter Brew fabric.)   Fibers used are:  Sassy Brass, Ginger Snap, Eggshell, Cherry Cobbler, Roasted Chestnut, Weeping Willow and Caterpillar.  These colors will be used throughout the entire series.

The first ornament will be released in December, so sign up now to get your sampler styled ornaments.  Call or email me to have your name added to the list so you get all 12.  I usually don't get involved in a series but I'm going to do this one.  Not yet sure if they'll become ornaments or just a small pillow.  Will have to wait and see.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Just arrived from Plum Street Samplers are Autumn Fraktur, above,  and The Autumn Tart, below.  I think I might mount the Autumn Tart on a  circular form and trim out with twisted cord for an ornie.  I love Pennsylvania German fraturs and know I've got to do this one.  But before I start it, I need to do Scattered Seed Samplers, show below, Hannah's Thankful Heart.  If I stick with it, I should have it done for T-day.  Also in from Plum Street are The Birthday Tart and A Primitive Moodkeep.  Stop in and check them out.

For you snowman lovers, here's 2 from Val's Stuff, in one chart....All I Want for Christmas.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


                                       ALL HALLOWEEN CHARTS WILL BE 25% OFF FROM      

                                                  WEDNESDAY 10/29 THRU SUNDAY 11/2


Yes, I know, we haven't even seen Halloween yet, but have you noticed, Christmas is already in all of the stores?  And the Christmas charts are appearing.....

Little House Needleworks gives us a cute cardinal on Seasons Greetings.

 Imaginating offers up Let's Deck the Halls, above. and Let's Be Jolly, a very round snowman.

Third in the 2014 ornament series from Country Cottage Needlework is Snow Love.   I really like the shape on this one.

Jingle comes from Cross Eyed Cricket.  I think it makes a really nice pillow, but I'm apt to leave off the ruffle and just use the cording.

By the Bay brings us a variety in Angels of the Holy Night.  You could use her suggested color scheme or easily change can become your own designer.  Start now and you could finish some of these for this  holiday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pineberry Lane new charts and others....

  Lizzie Kate brings us some new stockings for this year.  I think they're cuter than last years.  Flora's getting better.

Halloween Night from Needle Bling Designs....I like the left portion and think it'd make a cute ornie.

Fancey Blackett's October Ride....a must stitch  and her All Hallow's Eve  is another, both from Pineberry Lane.  Boy, I'm going to be stitching Halloween designs till next Halloween!

Threadwork Primitives brings us Give Thanks and My Work.  I've started My Work and it's all finished except the bottom edge.

Vickery Collection has Choppers....any cycle lovers out there?

Heart in Hand has a cute one for the holiday.....A Merry Christmas.  It should stitch up quickly if you need a little gift for someone.  You could even finish it as an easel standup.