DON'T FORGET, NOW CLOSED ON
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
CLOSING AT 5pm ON THURS. FOR THE SUMMER


Saturday, August 16, 2014

DAY 1, ST. CHARLES MARKET

CONTINUING WITH MORE PICS OF BEAUTIFUL PIECES AT DAY 1 OF THE ST. CHARLES MARKET.  WISH YOU ALL COULD HAVE BEEN HERE, BECAUSE AS NICE AS THE PICTURES ARE ON THE CHARTS, NOTHING COMPARES TO SEEING THE CHART AND MODEL IN PERSON.  SO HERE GOES.....Chart and designer

Cherished Stitches brings us All In a Night's Work and Halloween Chronicles, both kits.  The green fabric in the latter is just so awesome combined with the stitched portion.






Harvest Keeper is from Plum Street Samplars and so is the sampler  Gathering Honey.




T.A. Smith Designs is a new designer with some very nice work.  Shown are Haunted and Noel.  Both were out of stock by the time we got to see them but they are ordered and will be in shortly.


These are the four new colors from Weeks Dye Works.  Flat Fish, Porpoise, Candy Apple and Jay Bird.



Hands on Design is a new designer to the shoppe.  Shown are her Indigo Star, which I just love,  and Everyday Sampler, shown stitched 2 ways.  I plan on doing the long narrow one.  Several other charts from her will be coming home with me...Wreath House , Twice Blessed and Pomegranate Pocket & Pin.

 
 
The Nebby Needle gives A Handful of Love.  I just love the pillow with the hand and will probably have to stitch it.
 
 
Retromantic Fripperies provide stitching aids with a very unique look.  Shown are  Mr. Moon and Raven.  Use them as a floss palette or even just a fob.  We also have several other designs from them.  I just liked the Halloween ones.






NeedleWorkPress presents Glad Tidings, a cute standup, Ellen Harrison 1889 and Harmony.  This last one is stitched with Gentle Art wool threads, but you could easily stitch it with their cotton overdyed floss.


 




Homespun Elegance presents Hospitality of Christmas and Witch Inn.  I just deleted the Halloween pic in error so I guess you'll have to stop in to check it out.




There are many more charts coming home with me as we start on our way home Monday.  We are taking a side trip up to Wisconsin on Sunday and will be starting home some time Monday afternoon.  We will finish shopping Sunday morning, check out of the hotel by noon and finish shopping if needed and then drive north.  Check out a couple of country shops and quilt shoppes on Monday, then start for home.  Will post more pics sometime Sunday, so stay tuned.  See you next week!

Oh, by the way for those of you signed up for the October retreat, Stitching in the Park, I've  got some surprises for you!  Good night.
 

Friday, August 15, 2014

MORE PICS FROM MARKET

From Lone Elm comes Halloween Resurrection.....another must stitch for me.  Lizzie Kate is giving us Spooky Eyes and Dear Rudolph, a kit.
 




Summer House Stitche Werks is offering Liberty Starlet, a limited edition kit for a pincushion in a zinc jar lid, which is  included in the kit.  I have 3 available , so let me know if you want one.



Next is Stacy Nash... Pumpkin Harvest Pinkeep.




Plum Street Samplers has added another 'wiener' chart for Turkey Day....isn't it  just so cute!  Gathering Honey is a new sampler.  And last but not least is Penny Pumpkin from the Scarlett House .





These are just a few of what's new at Market!

WTNT NEW FROM MARKET

Brenda Gervais, With Thy Needle and Thread (WTNT), has several new designs here at market.

Boo & Baa-bbie has a sheep pulling a pumpkin cart filled with 3-D wool black eyed susans.  And the squirrels are gathering food in Acorn Gathering Sewing Roll. 





Christmas Cottage shows a room in a house all decked out for Santa.  A sampler over the mantle, stockings hanging waiting to be filled, mini wooly Putz sheep and sisal trees, a new doll chair and pull toy for the good children in the family.

 
Hallow-day Inn offers a house with witches, a pumpkin filled cauldron with owl.  Gardener Goode Witch is in her garden with sunflowers and pumpkins.  This is made into a long skinny pillow.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Bunting and Summer Saltbox are charts created to be stitched in the Tim Holtz pocket watches. I just love the saltbox house and here's another to be stitched going into my pile.  These 2 charts are already in the shop, and I expect to pick up the others tomorrow at Market and bring them home.  If you see something you just can't live without, email me or leave a message on facebook and I'll get you one.  Time to go to bed so I'm all fresh and ready for the long shopping day Saturday.
 


 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

SALE AND MARKET

Save 20% on your entire purchase today thru Saturday Aug. 9.  We need to make room for the new items that we will purchase when we go to MARKET next week.  So stop in today and pick up a few bargains.  Frequent Buyer cards will not be redeemed or punched during this sale.

WE WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13 THRU SATURDAY AUGUST 16.  I am driving out to St. Charles, Missouri  to attend the market.  So barring any unforeseen circumstances, the shop will open on Wednesday August 20 at 10am.

Here's a list of some of the designers attending.  If there is something you want me to bring back for you, just let me know by Saturday.

SamSarah                                                                                         
Lizzie Kate                                                                                       
Hands on Design                                                                              
Rosewood Manor                                                                             
Ink Circles                                                                                        
Myrtle Grace Motifs                                                                        
Erica Michaels                                                                                 
Jeannette Douglas Designs                                                              
Stitching Pretty Presents                                                                 
Summer House Stitche Workes                                                       
Thistles                                                                                          
Fern Ridge                                                                                       
Shepherd's Bush                                                                              
The Nebby Needle   
Nikyscreations Primitives Designs    
Blackbird Designs
Camus International
Cherished Stitches
JBW Designs
Just Another Button Co'
Stacy Nash Primitives
Chessie & Me
Plum Street Samplers
La D Da
Foxwood Crossings
HandBlessings
Images Stitchery
Milady's Needle   
                                                             

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

More New

 
 
Silver Creek Samplers brings us Seeds of Freedom...a history course for the Civil War.  It is based on a poem that the designer learned as a child to help remember key dates of the war.  Plum Street Samplers new chart is Crowned Bird Sampler, stitched on a 36c fabric with silks or DMC.

 
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Housework is for the Birds from Heartstring Samplery is close to my heart, cause I hate housework.  I'd rather do almost anything else!  She has it stitched on 28ct natural linen, which she coffee stained before stitching.  Gentle Art threads are used.  The bird is actually a cotton fabric and the wing is wool.
 



New from Threadwork Primitives (our Philadelphia designer) is Cottage Rose.  The pincushion is cute but I like the finish on the whisk broom.


Hurrah, from Pineberry Lane offer 2 color choices.  The one shown and the other has a blue dress and red flowers the the pinwheel over her head has different colors.



 
 
Rustic Halloween Tree from Turquoise Graphics & Designs is cute and stitched on 32ct Antique Copper and measures a mere 3x6.  Great for a small picture as shown or made into a pillow, flat or stuffed to hang from a cupboard knob.
 


Sunday, August 3, 2014

SALE AND VACATION

SALE      Wednesday August 6 thru Saturday August 9.  Save 20% on your entire purchase.  Need to make room for new items from market.

Stock up this week on your needs and save.

CLOSED for market and mini vacation from Wednesday August 13 thru Saturday August 16.  Let me know your wants from market and I'll bring them back with me.  Also follow me at market on the blog and facebook.

Want to come to our retreat, Stitching in the Park, on Sunday October 19, 2014?  Reserve your seat now!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

THISTLES...A NEW DESIGNER TO THE SHOPPE & MORE

Thistles has just been picked up by our distributor, Norden Crafts and their entire line can be seen at www.nordencrafts.com.  They are from the Netherlands.  I liked their primitive looks and picked up 2 of their charts....Floss Tags and Saltbox Christmas.


Saltbox Christmas is stitched on a 35ct fabric, but could be done on a larger count.  They use Belle Soie silks but give DMC conversion colors.  But, if you've never stitched with Belle Soie silk from Classic Colorworks, give it a try.  It's like stitching with buttered floss....there is no drag at all when you pull your thread through the fabric.





Floss Tags is stitched on fabric of your choice and in colors of your choice.  A great project to use up your leftover scraps of fabric and thread in your stash.  She gives simple directions to finish your piece and then you just add a grommet and a ring for the floss.  You could add a piece of matboard inside to 'stiffen' the piece and use it as a package tie or Christmas ornament.  You could also just make a stuffed ornament from the designs.  So this is a great chart to use your imagination on.


 
 
Kathy Barrick created Rebecca a couple of months ago and now we have her mate, Rodney.  If you have the one, you have to have the mate.
 
 

 
 
 
 
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament magazines are great and I've always felt I needed each issue that came along.  Now, after 17 years publishing them, they've created a DVD of those 17 issues.  The DVD is easy to use.  You can browse the contents issue by issue or you can search by a word or phrase and the charts, in PDF form, are printer friendly.  Check it out and have the best cross stitch ornament tree in your neighborhood.