Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Interested in the LK summer mystery sampler?  Get you order in now.  Pre-orders must be in by Saturday May 21.  I need to place my order with LK by the next Wednesday.

This is what Lizzie Kate has to say about her picture:

  • Winnie Witch BONUS standup (check out her "real" stem)
  • Beautiful threads including our new custom color, but which one is it (we'll reveal the name soon)
  • 2 sided fob BONUS (wonder what the other side looks like?!)
  • "Cleverly crumpled" SPOOKED! Mystery Sampler (unframed)
  • "Artfully folded" For the Birds BONUS stitchery
  • SPOOKED! embellishment pack insert and a spatter of buttons

  • 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.)