Saturday, July 22, 2017


 This posting is time sensitive.  Deadline for ordering is Saturday August 5.

Once again, Lizzie Kate is coming out with a Christmas Mystery Sampler.  There will be 3 monthly parts, shipping the beginning of September, October and November.  Each part will contain a coordinating bonus project:  a 2 sided scissor fob, a pin pillow and a mini sampler.

Spirit of Christmas is stitched on 32ct Heartland linen from Picture This Plus, a new neutral fabric created just for the mystery sampler.  If you don't stitch on 32ct linen, you may also order a piece in 28ct or order it in 14 or 16ct aida.

The stitch count for Spirit of Christmas is 95w x 191h and will use colors compatible with her Holly and Hearts Mystery Sampler from 4 years ago. A thread pack with an exclusive new color from WDW can be ordered ordered which contains 11 skeins of floss.  You will be able to order an embellishment pack that will include goodies for Spirit of Christmas and the bonus pieces.

Charts (3) will retail at $9.25; WDW floss bundle $28.60; embellishment pack $17.25; linen $14.00 and aida $11.00.  Buy charts, fabric, floss and embellishment pack and receive a 10% discount.

Just give us a call or email with Spirit of Christmas in memo so I make sure to read the email.  And I will verify your order.  Orders must be placed by Saturday Aug 5 so I can meet her order deadline.

You must include what items you want and fabric size.  If you order chart, fabric, floss and embellishment pack all together you will  receive a 10% discount.

Don't delay.  Reserve your special holiday piece NOW!

Friday, July 14, 2017


Five new designs will begin shipping the last week in July and we will be receiving them all.  Give us a call to reserve your copy.  We'll be ordering threads this week so hopefully we will have the colors you need.

A Thousand Hills has a stitch count of 156x194 and is stitched on 36ct Winter Brew from R&R.  The recommended floss is mostly Classic Colorworks with a couple WDW threads.  There is some 1 over 1 stitching on this piece.

Berry Cottage also has some 1 over 1 stitching done with mostly Classic Colorworks and a few WDW threads.  The size is 112x83 stitched on 36ct Patriot's Brew from R&R.

Judge Not is 223x91 on 36 Stars Hollow Blend.  All 2 over 2 the design uses Classic Colorwork colors.

Done 2 over 2 on both Sampler House III and IV, the design sizes are 98x99 and stitched on 36ct Stars Hollow and 36ct Winter Brew.  III uses mostly Classic Colorwork threads with 2 WDW and 1 GA.  IV uses only 1 CC, 1 GA and the rest are WDW.


She did let us know that a new Serial Bowl will be released in October....Merry Three.  This will only be released as a chart and not as a kit.

Saturday, July 8, 2017


We need to make room for new charts, so....all charts that have arrived in the shop this year will be 20% off and ALL older charts will be 40% off.  Wed July 12 thru Sat July 15.

Hundreds of charts to choose from.....some are already discounted at 50 and 75 per cent off.

Stop in or give us a call for that chart you are looking for.  We may have it and at a savings, too.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Can you believe it's July already?   Everybody's in such a big hurry today to get to the next big event or holiday.  June wasn't even over and I heard an advertisement on TV for a sale on back to school supplies.

Well Nathan Hale is is the shop....he's the next installment in LHN Early American series.

Hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July.  The shop will be closing today, Sat. at 2pm.  We will not be open Sunday.  We will return on Wednesday July 5 at 10am.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


FRAME Sale from June 28 through July 1.  Receive 35% off on ALL premade frames in stock.  Receive 25% off custom frames ordered...whether you frame yourself or have JCS frame your crossstitch.  Check out our sale next week.

We will be closed Sunday July 2.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


 Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread, has created the perfect summer project....Summer Schoolhouse.  There will be 4 lessons and you will create 6 petite projects, known as smalls.  The mystery series will start in June and the fourth chart will arrive in September.  If you have ever wanted to stitch one over one, here's your chance.  You will be stitching on 28ct mushroom evenweave fabric which will make stitching one over one much easier as the threads are all even, allowing the holes to be more prominent.  Flosses being used are one skein of each...WDW: Peach, Oscar, Olive, Sandcastle and Flat Fish;  GA:  Old Hickory, Lexington Green, Mountain Mist, Uniform Blue and Woodrose; CC:  Pebble Beach, Hazelnut, Cayenne, Used Brick and Egg Shell.  Lesson 1 charts should arrive the last week of June.  But I have to tell you that the fabric is on backorder with the distributors till July.  RESERVE YOUR COPIES NOW!  My order will be placed by the 19th of June.  The fabric is on order, flosses are being restocked and some trims are being ordered for the project.

Heartstring Samplery has created  A Little Quaker, stitched on 32 Stars Hollow Blend with a stitch count of 101x93.  It uses CC, GA and WDW flosses.  It's really cute and gives a great idea of Quaker designs.  Also new is Once Upon a Summer Huswife, a pocket to hold flosses and needles when traveling.  Why couldn't you just stitch the piece and frame it?  This is stitched on a 35ct fabric with a stitch count of 247x71.  This design also uses CC, GA and WDW flosses.

And finally, Stacy Nash has created a new Animal Cracker....Harrison, for those who love bunnies.

Call us and reserve your copies now.

Friday, June 9, 2017


HOLIDAY FLIP FLOPS is stitched on 14ct perforated paper and inserted in this red frame.  Everything needed to stitch this project is included:  paper, button, glass beads,  floss, needles and chart.

DOWN THE CHIMNEY is stitched on perforated paper and includes everything needed to make this piece.

Sleigh Ride Charmed Ornaments:  Vintage Sleigh, Traditional Sleigh and Evergreen Sleigh.  Stitch and add these to your tree this year.