Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Come Let Us Adore Him inspirational boxer is cute and comes with 30 ct natural linen.  Finished design size is 7 x 3.5 and it uses WDW threads and the kit contains the bonus chart for Joy.

A Little Thankful kit contains a brass acorn charm and  natural colored linen with a stitch count of 52 stitches square.

Wise Men Still Seek Him is stitched on 30ct lambswool linen with WDW threads and has an approximate finish size of 4.5 x 3.5

Again this year Lizzie Kate has two new sled charts...Peppermint Sleds and Snowy Sleds.

And last but not least, Flora McSample's 2016 Treats.....Stitched on 30ct linen, On Dasher finishes out at about 3.5 x 2.5, Christmas at 3.5 x 3.5 and Do You Hear What I Hear at approximately 7 x 2.
All flosses are WDW or DMC substitutes.  Embellishments are included.

Stop in and check them out and start that Christmas stitching today.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Believe it or not there will be at least one more Prairie Schooler Santa for 2016 and we will carry it in the shop.  It should arrive next week so you'll have plenty of time to stitch  and finish it.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


The hop is now on and you can follow on facebook.  I've gone through the designers and here are some of the new charts we will be carrying so call and reserve your copies.  They should be arriving mid September.

Erica Michaels is adding 2 new strawberries to her linen collection...Honey Berry Linen and Nativity Berry Linen.

She's also bringing us Dem Bones, the small framed piece in on silk gauze and the trick or treat bag is on linen.

Puffin and Company has a new needle minder.

Plum Street Samplers has Penny Autumn on 36ct wren, Mermaid Fraktur on 36 seafog, White Pumpkin Farm on 36 Old Towne Blend and Earthly Treasures on 36 vintage pearled barley.

Kathy Barrick has Halloween Stocking on 36ct WDW Beige, Time Enough, Tonight is Halloween (40ct ale) and Miss Elizabeth Perkins.

Blackberry Lane has Moonlight Haunting and Sweet Treats for Santa.  They are created to do 1over 1 and 2 over 2.

From Chessie n Me is Pumpkin House, a kit, Keep Home in your Heart and Piney Woods.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Every year I start looking around the shop and see charts that have been here awhile and have only one copy left.  This year, I've decided to advertise those charts and offer them at a discounted price.  So make sure you check when you see the Cleaning House title on a post.

Call the shop at 215.513.9373 to make the purchase at the discounted price.

Today, I have 2 charts to list....

The first is the Primitive Calandar 2 from Niky's Creations.  On the cover, you will see 12 small designs, one for each month.  The second page shows the  calendar page for March.  The design is given and the dates are listed so it can be used as a perpetual calendar.  Original price was $30.50...the discounted price is $18.00.

 The second chart is the English Rose Sampler by Jeannette Douglas Designs.  The leaflet comes with the thread pack consisting of Gloriana Silk threads, Needlepoint silks and Rainbow Gallery plus others.  The original price on this chart was $92.50 (leaflet $22.25 and $70.25 for floss pack)...the discounted price is $60.00.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Blackbird Designs has reprinted Midnight Watch and we have copies available.

The Garden Club Series #11, from Blackbird Designs, is Fairy Garden.  Stitched on 32ct Straw from WDW, you can frame or pillow the stitched design.

Hands on Design has released  Chalkboard Ornaments...Christmas Collection, Part 3.  If you do not want to stitch on the dark fabric, we have 14ct black perforated paper available.

Drawn Thread has release 3 fall charts. Welcome Autumn has a stitch count of 216x30  and is stitched on 30t Antique Lambswool linen.  She stitches the chart in Dinky Dyes, but the colors are true fall colors and I'm sure you have these colors in your  Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works or Classic Colorworks' stash.

Simply Scary is only 53x95 and stitched on 32ct Country French Golden Needle...a very pretty fabric.  Stitched again in Dinky Dyes, this time she does give a GA conversion.

Trick or Treat is stitched on 32ct Dirty with a stitch count of 50x210, once again using Dinky Dyes.  But once again the colors should be in your, white, orange, 2 topaz colors, brown and 2 greens.

All of the above charts are in the shop.  Stop by and pick up your favorite or give me a call and I'll be glad to mail it out to you.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Caroline Broomhead 1838 and more

 Caroline Broomhead 1838/Little Friends gives you 2 charts in one. The large sampler is stitched on a 36ct fabric as is the 'little' pinkeep.  Classic Colorworks silk floss was used with  a DMC conversion  provided.

Hurt Not the Earth is a reprint of a kit from a club of a Virginia cross stitch shop.  A Merry Hart was also stitched on a 36ct fabric with Classic  Colorworks cotton floss with a DMC conversion.  Don't forget, if you use the DMC conversion colorway, your finished project will not look like the picture on the chart.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


 Lizzie Kate's 2016 annual Santa this year takes a turn and harks back to the old days in both color and subject,  The yearly Tiny Tidings project this year has lots of tiny characters to use individually or together in one pic.

 Continuing the pocket theme, is Pumpkin Pocket kit...a cute Halloween decoration.