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.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

JUST IN.....

Dames of the Needle brings us Santa's Sleigh Ride stitched on 28ct Milk Chocolate.  Starry Witch is stitched on 30ct Carrot but we've got a variety of orange colors available, including a beautiful overdye in 14ct Aida.

Hinzeit's Wicked Witch has charms included in the chart.

I love cats, and I love this Miss Isabelle Black from a new designer to the shop, Scattered Seed Samplers.  Guess you already know I'm going to have to do this one!

Another chart, from the same designer, is Harvest Hares Pinkeep.  A nice size pillow finishing out at about 7x4 on a 32ct fabric.

Last, but not least, from Little House Needleworks comes another in the Hometown Holiday Series, the Firehouse and a monochromatic color scheme on natural, Moonlight.  I've been thinking about this one and I think it would finish up nicely as a standup and maybe change the fabric color.

Well that's it for today.  Gotta go and do some stitching!  Stop by soon and check out these and other new designs.  See ya!

Friday, October 3, 2014


Time is marching on at a very fast pace.  Saturday November 15, 2014 is the deadline for receiving framing and finishing needed for Christmas.  Any items received after this date are not guaranteed to be finished before the holiday.

So beware!  Get stitching and finish those pieces that will be gifts and get them in to be finished or framed.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Alternative finishing idea for BBD's Cats on Parade on perforated paper.  I laced it on  at the back of the jar and put in a mini string of lights.  Wanted to have it flicker so I need to get another string that does flicker, but I'm very pleased with the results.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I love White Pumpkins and The Scarlett House has put out Penny Pumpkin and a regular pumpkin called Pumpkins & Bittersweet.  I think both of these are on my 'to do' list.

Homespun Elegance has 3 new ornament charts just released this year:  Olde Saint Nicholas, Merry Christmas Wishes and Snowmen Everywhere.  The colors just don't show up really good in these pics.  They are much more colorful.

Scissortail Designs just released her Snowflake Ornaments.  They complement her Snowflake Tree.

Lastly, Amaryllis Needleworks has brought out another beauty...The Quaker Keeper.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


They've finally arrived.....

Now you've seen it all....a skeleton Chillin'!  Isn't he something?  You get charts to do the picture as shown, make it into a pocket and 2 tags or fobs with skeletons.

Full Moon with crows flying over a full moon makes into a pincushion, box top or 2 fobs/ with a pumpkin and crows and the other shown...just one crow.  More ornies to add to my Halloween tree.

Last, is Haunting Halloween.  Stitch the piece and frame or create a pincushion/pillow and  2 designs are given for a fob/ornies.

Which one are you going to stitch?

Friday, September 5, 2014


T.A. Smith Designs is a new designer I found at one of my distributors at the St. Charles Market.  She hadn't sent many charts with my distributor and by the time I got to his room, they were all gone but the samples.  I fell in love with a couple of them and I placed an order.  They have just arrived....and here they are:

Motif Musings is cute and right up my alley.  I do love motifs on samplers.  This is stitched over 1 thread and is very long.  Done on 28ct, it would be 23 inches long.  On 40ct, over 2, it would be 32". Guess I'll have to find a higher count fabric!

 Haunting  was stitched over 1, but over 2 on 28 count, it would measure 18"...not bad.

I fell in love with the little Noel  pillow.  It definitely is a must do for me.  Stitched over 1 or 2, they would be really cute.

And lastly, is Mini Motifs.  Yep, you guessed it, another small pillow for me to stitch.  Guess I'm beginning to like instant gratification.