Monday, December 19, 2016

Suddenly the holidays are upon us!

Suddenly the holidays are upon us and while time is short, we still have loads of Christmas projects as well as stocking stuffers and gift certificates. Stop by and finish your shopping.

Lizzie Kate has four last minute designs for 2016. Noel and O Christmas Tree (which includes a limited edition LK Needle Nannie) are two of the cutest holiday kits of the year. Also new from Lizzie is Boxer 55, I Am Only One, and 178, Prayer of St. Francis.

Here is our holiday schedule for 2016:

Closed: December 24, 25, 26
Annual 20% Off Sale: December 27, 28
Closed: January 1, 2
See You Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We look forward to a new year filled with exciting new ideas from all our favorite designers. Thank you for spending time with us this year and sharing your finished and unfinished projects. We do love “show and tell.”

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe Christmas Season. See you in 2017!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Is it Summer or Autumn?

It is hard to tell these days if we are enjoying Summer or Autumn, but the calendar clearly tells us the holiday season is rapidly approaching!

Our Holiday hours for the Thanksgiving Weekend are:
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 25, 2016.  We will re-open on Saturday, November 26, at 10:00.

You are cordially invited to our Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 am until 4:00.  Hope to see you there for cookies and holiday spirit.

NEW:  Plum Street has five wonderful Christmas designs and they are a good size to be stitched by Christmas.  Photos below.

NEW:  Lizzie Kate – Quilt Dots -- Darling Needle Nannies and magnets featuring Lizzie Kate designs.  These are great stocking stuffers or for your own wish list.

More Christmas designs arriving very soon!  

We do have Gift Certificates in any amount.

Our best wishes for a Blessed Thanksgiving.  Hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New season calls for new projects

Autumn is such a beautiful season in Kentucky and we look forward to color  exploding all around us. New season calls for new projects and we have an abundance of designs for fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We just received Lizzie Kate’s new collection which includes A Little Thankful for Thanksgiving as well as the last chapter of her Double Flip Yearbook series –November and December. In addition she has several Christmas designs which are too cute. One of our favorites, Flora McSample’s 2016 Treats, features pillows of reindeer or sheep. Tiny Tidings XXI presents a collection of Christmas characters as a group or singly. Photos shown here.

Other new arrivals include 8 new designs from Stacy Nash. She has everything from Goode Witch Pinkeep for Halloween to Deck The Halls for Christmas and beautiful colonial home designs for any season. Photos shown here. This is just a clue to all the new things in the shop.

Country Cottage has a new series called Snow Place Like Home. This series will begin in the next week and includes 5 designs of snow covered cottages. There will a new cottage released each month for the next 5 months. These cottages can be stitched individually or together as one piece. If you know Country Cottage, you know these will be delightful. We have started a list for those who wish to receive these each month. If you want to add your name, just let us know.

Halloween Sale – October 25-29. Get your last minute Halloween project at 20% off. We have some great offerings this year. Carol has completed the 2016 Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler and the model is on the wall. Come see!  

Please make a note on your calendar: Closing date for Christmas finishing is November 1.

Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

2016 Harvest Market Hop

The 2016 Harvest Market Hop is in full swing and we are sending along information from a host of your favorite designers. Please enjoy checking the offerings from these designers, making a list of what you would like and let us know so we can order it for you. Our orders will go to designers on Tuesday, September 13.

You are cordially invited to Market Days at The Finishing Touch on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. We will hopefully have all your pre-orders as well as many other goodies from the Market.

Feel free to call with any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 --- 10:00-5:30
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 --- 10:00-4:00

Click on the links below to open .PDF files.

Chessie & Me
Shepherd’s Bush
Puffin & Company
Black Branch Needlework
Doodlin’ Around Design
The Thread Gatherer
Erica Michaels
The Purple Thread
Cherished Stitches
Amy Bruecken Designs
Fern Ridge Collection
Needle Bling Designs
Lilli Violette
Olde Colonial
Stitching Pretty
Stitches Through Time
Myrtle Grace Motifs
Ink Circles
Heart In Hand
Noteworthy Needle
Lone Elm Designs
Kathy Barrick
Sue Hillis
Blackberry Lane

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Summer is coming to an end!

It is impossible to believe summer 2016 is basically history and autumn is already on the horizon. It would seem designers have not been lazing away in the sun but, rather, have been producing a plethora of enticing projects for our enjoyment.

From With Thy Needle & Thread, we have Autumn’s Fruitful Labor, One For The Crow, Scary Mouse and I Rest My Needle – all exciting designs to welcome the fall season.

Also in the shop are two new Ink Circles designs to pique your travel curiosity. Reflections of Scotland and Reflections of New York, both stitched with Gloriana silks, are quite contemporary in nature. Hands On Design has Part 2 of her Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments and Hey There Pumpkin to get the holiday juices flowing.

We have just received a variety of designs from the Norden Online Market as well as a new shipment of Platinum Tapestry needles.  

Still to come in the very near future are three super designs from Plum Street: Caroline Broomhead, Hurt Not The Earth and A Merry Hart. Must see! Lizzie Kate’s 2016 Santa, Tiny Tidings XXI, and Pumpkin Pocket should be here any day. We anxiously await that package. 

Mark September 8th on your calendar as the beginning of Harvest Market Hop –Online Needlework Show.  We predict many fun things to come!

WEEKS DYE WORKS SPECIAL -- August 23 through August 31, 2016. Stop by and restock your supply of Weeks floss and save 10% on your Weeks purchase.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Features

Now that summer is in full swing, we have an overload of new things to share.  So many designers have treated us to patriotic designs large, medium and small.  Fourth of July Picnic by Samplers Not Forgotten will make you quickly raise your flag. Little House Needleworks has Little Lady Liberty, a darling patriotic pillow finished with wool and star buttons.  Also from Little House, “Oh My Stars” shows a 1776 tavern sign, red colonial house, two flag wavers and stars.  “Long May She Wave” includes chart and Classic Colorworks fibers to complete your flag project.  You just supply fabric and needle.

Cathy Habermann, Hands On Design, has a new collection of Christmas ornaments which she calls Chalkboard Ornaments. This is a series of three graphs, one released each month and each package containing 3 designs.  The designs are stitched on dark fabric and embellished with buttons and leaves.  Cathy also has a To The Beach series made up of 12 different cards with beach motifs, including a whale, beach chair, cottages; to name a few.  These are quick to stitch – great vacation project.

We have three new Shepherd’s Bush projects:  This Land Kit features a slim (typical Shepherd’s Bush) house with flag, heart, and sweet flowers.  Sweet Honey Bee is a single graph featuring darling bee skep, flower, butterfly and bee buttons to embellish the stitched beehives.  True Heart is a kit featuring a flag, an eagle and the usual sheep.  Darling!

The Sampler Company with designs by Brenda Keyes has Plant Wisdom, Hetty Child and The Red House samplers here in the shop.  These samplers are nothing less than wonderful.  Must see.

This is only a small list of what’s new – there are also three new Plum Street designs: one of which is a new Scary Serial Bowl Series.  Little House has a new ABC Sampler Series beginning now which features one sampler pillow a month for nine months.   Don’t forget the new Lizzie Kate Spooked Mystery Sampler to complete your Halloween decor.

We look forward to seeing you this summer.  Here are a few photos of new things!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Cleaning Sale

It appears spring has arrived bringing along beautiful sunny days as well as chores of the season.  The Touch has collected more than our share of stitching supplies lately and that brings us to: 

Join us on Friday, April 29, from 10:00 until 5:30 and Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 until 2:00 and enjoy 20% off your entire purchase.  Everything in the shop is included with the exception of already reduced items.  Good way to stock up for summer stitching.

Our favorite designers have been very busy since the Nashville market and we should be receiving many new and exciting projects soon.

Lizzie Kate has a raft of new items including a series of Yearbook Double Flips which will take you from January through June.  This is Linda’s first monthly series in quite a long while.  The Yearbook name is a nod to Lizzie Kate’s 20th anniversary in business.  Here are a few Yearbook samples.

The second section of SamSarah’s three-part Live Happy is here and we are showing you the entire design below.  Cute and colorful!

Hands On Designs is offering At The Beach cards – Flock Together and Adjust Your Sails – the latest in a new spring and summer series.

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 Nashville Market

The 2016 Nashville Market had more designers with more new products to display than any needlework gathering in recent times. End result is a tremendous array of new projects, fibers, fabrics and finishing ideas to share with you.  How fortunate are the stitchers of today. 

Saturday, March 12 is the day to come see the latest and greatest in the world of cross stitch. Hours are 10am to 4pm. Bring your friends and enjoy the day!

Here are samples of the new Nashville items:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Carriage House Trunk Show

The Carriage House Trunk Show models have arrived for you to enjoy during the month of February. Carriage House designs cover such a variety of subjects, there is something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you – remember the show is here only for the month of February.

While here, you might like to check out our FEBRUARY SALE TABLE – a table filled with goodies from some of your favorite designers reduced from 10% - 50%. We really need to make space for the things we will be bringing back from the upcoming Nashville Market.

Speaking of market, mark your calendar for our MARKET SATURDAY on March 12 from 10-4. If you hear of something to be presented at market that you would love to have, please let us know so we can be sure to bring it back for you. Nashville Market is March 4-6 and our Market Saturday is the following Saturday on March 12.

New things continue to arrive every day and here are just a few we have received this week. Newbies from Little House, Country Cottage, Death by Thread, Threadwork Primitives and Pine Mountain.