Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween

Hope all your Halloween projects are completed and your little trick-or-treaters have settled on a special costume. If you happen to be looking for a little Halloween treat for a fellow stitcher, we just received some darling handcrafted needle minders with Halloween motifs.

It must be time to move on to other holiday stitching and there is much to share. We have Delivering Harvest as well as Delivering Halloween from Plum Street and next week, we are expecting Thankful For Thee and His and Hers Thanksgiving Stockings.

Thanksgiving Blessing, from Heart in Hand, is a beautiful verse for the holiday.

Christmas designs are rushing in and to name a few:  from Lizzie Kate, we have Flora McSample’s 2013 Stockings. This chart includes three of the cutest small stockings for this year. Linda has put her special touch to yet another inspirational message with Life Is Not Measured. This would make a wonderful gift for family or friend.

Country Cottage has completed the 12th and final segment of Santa’s Village. We are so excited to begin stitching on the Hot Cocoa Café. Our model will be complete once we receive this cute little café. We are always happy to share the model.  We will be in touch with those of you on our list in a few days to let you know the café has arrived. In addition to Santa’s Village, Country Cottage has Reindeer Games, a whimsical Christmas scene with frolicking reindeer in the snow.

Just Nan offers Winter in the Forest, the fourth and final design in her Lettered Border Series of seasonal samplers. Red house deep in the forest welcomes all with candles in the windows.

Cardinal Tweet is the latest in Nan’s Limited Edition Ornament series. This little red cardinal is ready to hang from his fancy red tail or sit on a branch of our tree.

We continue to have the trunk show from Tree of Life Samplings. Jan’s beautiful collection of samplers will be leaving our shop at close of business November 2. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Trunk Show Arrival

We are so pleased to share with you beautiful sampler models from Jan Alexander, Tree of Life Samplings owner/designer.

Jan’s wonderful collection includes designs which highlight patriotic and holiday themes as well as many inspirational offerings. One of Jan’s newest designs, Anna M’s Teach Me, is an outstanding antique revival. If you love samplers, don’t miss this show. The Emma Rose character collection of designs is just too neat to miss. Models will be on display for approximately three more weeks.

Here’s a sneak peek - -

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Weekly Update from The Finishing Touch

Beginning a new project is equal to beginning a new season and we have a great variety of  projects and ideas to share with you this week.
Little Virtue Sheep “Friendship” is the latest in a series of sheep designs perfectly sized for small holiday gifts.  Each sheep has a simple message such as “courage” – “love” – “wisdom.”  Check out our model.

In addition to Virtue Sheep, Little House Needleworks has Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater.  Cutest little bunny and oversized pumpkin make this design a must.  From Country Cottage, #11 of 12 in the Santa’s Village Series.  The Elves Workshop is attended by the cutest elf ever and embellished with a wreath button for the door.  We have all the village houses stitched for you to see.

Not all is Christmas today.  New pillows from Pine Mountain include “If The Shoe Fits,”  “Autumn Typography,” and “Be Ye Thankful.”

We have Prim Atmosphere from The Primitive Hare.  This darling little book contains numerous small projects for holidays and daily stitching, along with finishing ideas.

The annual Santa from Heart In Hand features a red-nose reindeer accompanied by a “skinny” Santa.  Very cute.   Keeping with the skinny theme, Cecilia has  “ Here’s The Skinny on Christmas.”    The designs included in this leaflet could also be used individually.
Happy Stitching!


P.S. For those of you who have joined Plum Street Sampler’s free Mary’s Sampler project, we do have the 32 & 36 ct. Examplar fabric and the Gentle Art and Weeks fibers.

If you are not aware of  this project, just go to: for details