Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fun Times for All Stitchers

Spring Market is this weekend and we are ready to shop. We plan to return with as many new and exciting treasures as we can pack in the car. This will be a large market with all your favorite designers attending, so stay tuned. Don’t forget to mark your calendar:

MARKET SUNDAY – MARCH 10, 2013 – 2-5 P.M.

We are also hosting a Carriage House Samplings Trunk Show beginning now. Yesterday we received the first box of models and charts to match, so our walls will be changing daily. We should receive the balance of models today. Below are photos of two models we have on the wall.

The shop will remain open this weekend while we are away, so stop by and check out the trunk show.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February Brings Days of Love and Snow

And we have the perfect thing to stitch for both. Shepherd’s Bush has introduced the adorable GREY SNOWMAN kit stitched on none other than grey linen with his little lamb sidekick and snow globe body. Delightful. SNOWFLAKES PIN CUSHION is a companion for Grey Snowman and includes a variety of silks and over-dyed fibers. This snowman even boasts a little red heart on his chest.

The sweet WONDROUS LOVE design from Homespun Elegance is great for Valentine’s Day but certainly is also appropriate for any day of the year.

From Little House Needleworks, VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE has the feel of a Valentine but would be great for birthdays, parties, showers and a multitude of other events. The cakes look so delicious.


Red is the color to warm February and A RED COTTAGE is the perfect little design to make us think of warm spring days and beautiful red flowers. The cutest little cottage ever!

GERANIUMS is the latest addition to The Silver Lining collection of beautifully detailed flowers. Stitched on Sandstone linen from Crossed Wing Collection, the shading in this blossom makes you want to touch it.


WISE OLD OWL, from Just Nan, is stoic and watchful and filled with sage advice.



Remember – mark your calendar for MARKET SUNDAY on March 10, 2013.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

That “In-Between” Season Time

Is upon us. Winter still wants to dominate everywhere, but spring is trying to put out green shoots and birds are singing. Great time to relax and start those new projects. It so happens we have some great new designs on hand.

We have added Just Nan to our list of designers and received WINTER TYPOGRAPHY, the second in a series of 4 seasonal small samplers. Featuring winter colors, this sampler also adds a snowflake charm as a great embellishment.

Also on hand is the AUTUMN TYPOGRAPHY sampler, the first in the series. Spring and Summer seasons still to come.


HOPE OF THE HEART, from Silver Creek Samplers, keeps winter thoughts alive with this darling snowman who seems to be chatting with the bird on his arm. Stitched with Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyed fibers, this is a great project to while away a winter evening.

If you are looking toward spring, try SANDHILLS, the wonderful crane design from Crossed Wing Collection. Not only are the floss colors used vibrant and beautiful, but this is stitched on hand-dyed linen (Whispering Pine) created by the designer. Wonderful!

Earlier we told you about FARMSTEAD CHRISTMAS from Plum Street Samplers. After waiting and watching, we now know it is on the way to our door. So, if you have been waiting for this one, give us a call.

Thank you to all who joined us for a great Super Bowl afternoon and please mark your calendar for our next Sunday afternoon get together. We will be attending the Nashville market March 2 and 3. Our Market Sunday will be March 10 from 2-5 pm. Mark your calendar and join us to see what we carry home with us.