Monday, December 11, 2017

The calendar page has turned and Christmas is soon to be here

Here is our shop schedule for 2017

CLOSED: Sunday, December 24
Monday, December 25
Tuesday, December 26

Wednesday, December 27
Thursday, December 28

There are designers who continue to send us wonderful Christmas ideas to share during the holidays.  We have included photos of the new ones we have on hand. From Plum Street, we have Hello Winter, the last in the season series. Colors in this Winter are beautiful. Two more sampler houses: Sampler House V and Sampler House VI. This is a delightful series shared by Paulette. Last but not least, Yuletide Shanty. This design contains a darling small Santa.

Shepherd’s Bush also has 5 new holiday designs. Cute little Snowman Tag kit contains 2 tags on perforated paper. Too cute!  I’m Dreaming is their 2017 ornament. Design is snowman embellished with snowflake buttons. Check out photo of Making Spirits Bright Pincushion, a kit which contains all finishing supplies for the snowman and sheep design.

Merry Wishes Treasure Box is a complete kit with everything to stitch it up for your own personal box.  Kit features house with Christmas wishes.  Little Red House Kit is another in the little house series stitched to fit in mini tart tins.

As you can see, there are many new things on hand to fill those leisure holiday hours and still more to come.

Thanks to all of you who have visited with us this year. It is great to catch up on what you are stitching and see what you have finished. We look forward to sharing 2018 with all of you and meeting new stitchers.

Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas Season and Happy New Year.

See you Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Annual Christmas Open House and New Product Announcements

The creative juices must be flowing fast in the world of cross stitch designers as we have so many new holiday designs in the shop and so many more to come. It is exciting to get beautiful new things every few days and see your finished pieces. Please keep sharing your finished work.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and here is our schedule. We will be closed Thanksgiving day but will be open on Friday, November 24th. This year we are having a Black Friday Sale with 15% off your purchase that one day. Join us and begin your holiday stitching.

Our Annual Christmas Open House will be Saturday, December 2, 2017. Join us for the traditional party of cookies and hot punch. Christmas Open House hours this year will be 10-3. The Frankfort Avenue Olde Time Christmas Celebration is also December 2 with trolley rides and special events all along the Avenue. Come join the fun!

We are excited to show you some of the things in the shop now. Also watch our Facebook page to keep up with other new arrivals.

“Bethlehem,” from Little House, is a beautifully simple design. Very nice. Heart in Hand offers Christmas Cheer 3, a darling kit featuring 2 ornaments and a snowman and Christmas tree scene. Cute and quick to stitch! We also have Cecilia’s  Wee Santa 2017. Tidings of Great Joy is the latest offering from La-D-Da. This wonderful story would be an heirloom to enjoy for years to come.

Just Nan has added Christmas Mouse in a House to her ongoing mouse collection. This is the sweetest Christmas house with a darling tiny mouse to live there. Must see! For those stitchers who love houses, Yuletide on Thistle Hill, by Abby Rose, features a quaint  Christmas village which looks very welcoming and cozy.

That brings us to Brenda Gervais, who has not one, but four new designs. We are showing Jingle All The Way, a delightful old time Santa, and O Tannenbaum. O Tannenbaum is a collection of 5 holiday designs shown in a shadowbox. Each design could be used alone but the collection looks great together. We also have the shadow box. We do have Snow Birds and Merry Christmas, the remaining 2 new designs, in the shop.

Happy Stitching and best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

2017 Trick or Treat Sale

The calendar shows October, so it must be time for a TRICK OR TREAT SALE. Come by on Friday, October 27, or Saturday, October 28.  Make your selections, draw a ticket from our pumpkin and enjoy a surprise discount on your entire purchase. (Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler not included) That’s 10-5:30 on October 27 and 10-2 on October 28.

Please mark your calendar: October 31 is the last day to bring Christmas finishing to be delivered before the holiday.

Here are some of the new fun things filling our tables and racks for autumn and holiday stitching. Plum Street Samplers has a Heritage Sampler which is designed to honor our American Flag and its history. Blackbird Fraktur, featuring two large birds:  a perfect companion for the existing Autumn Fraktur. Hello Fall is the third release in the Seasonal Hello Series. The autumn colors in this design are lovely. Friends of the Hart is a beautiful deer surrounded by foliage, florals and little forest friends. Paulette has wonderful designs and has outdone herself this time. Check them out.

Harvest Hill, a quaint colonial village design from Abby Rose, will get you in the mood for fall.

Pumpkin Spice Farm, a Hands On Design project, will certainly put you on the trail of the aroma of pumpkin goodies.

From The Scarlett House comes Sew Witchy and Fall Frolic, two small Halloween projects covering a little witch, moon, tombstones and more. Photos of most designs mentioned here are included in this message.

Little Black House Tart Tin kit is a quick and darling stitch from Shepherd’s Bush. Kit includes tin.

A beautiful set of seasonal designs has arrived from The Drawn Thread.  We have Welcome Autumn, Welcome Halloween, Welcome Christmas. Also included with the group is Deck The Halls, featuring two charming little cardinals.

Watch for more Christmas additions soon.

We hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful fall season and taking some time to relax with a little stitching project or two.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


As the daylight hours grow shorter, our thoughts turn to fall designs and hours of stitching new projects. Coincidentally, it is time for the 2017 MARKET HARVEST HOP. The dates this year are September 7 – September 12. If you participated in this online market before, you know this show consists of new projects presented by many of your favorite designers. To date, we have a list of some 30 participating designers. While we will not see complete pictures of any of the new designs until market opens on September 7, we will use our Facebook page to pass along any other information we receive.

Here is a Facebook address where you can make a request to join and perhaps see some sneak peeks of upcoming goodies:

On September 7, we will be ready to post pictures of what is new for your viewing pleasure. Our plan now is to place our first orders on Monday, September 11. Please let us know what you would like to add to your stash before the Monday order. Stay tuned for further information and be ready to shop beginning Thursday, September 7!

If you have never participated in an online market, this is a good time to join. Let us know if you have questions.

Here are three of the upcoming designs by Amy Bruecken to be featured at the 2017 Market Harvest Hop. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Spirit of Christmas - Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler

The long awaited Lizzie Kate Christmas Mystery Sampler is really coming soon. Here are the details we have just received from Linda and Alan.

Design will be revealed in 3 monthly parts.

Mystery will ship on September 1, October 2, and November 1.
  • Each part will contain a coordinating BONUS project…that’s 3 “gift” designs.
  • Linda stitched “Spirit of Christmas” on 32 count Heartland linen from Picture This Plus. They worked with the ladies of PTP to craft a lovely NEW neutral fabric for their mystery.
  • We will be offering pre-cut fabric in 4 choices---28 and 32 ct. Heartland linen, and 14 and 16 ct. Heartland Aida. Everyone is invited to this mystery, whichever fabric you prefer. As always, the PTP precuts will be serged, individually packaged.
  • Stitch Count for “Spirit of Christmas” is 95W x 191H. Not coincidentally, the colors are compatible with Lizzie’s Holly and Hearts Mystery Sampler, for those addicted mystery stitchers.
  • Bonus projects are: Holiday Home 2 sided scissor fob, Christmas Love pin pillow and Christmas Is…mini sampler.
  • Thread pack will be available, including a new color from Weeks Dye Works. Linda is working with Miranda and her whiz color team to create a new color especially for Spirit of Christmas. Thread pack includes 11 skeins of Weeks Dye Works, including the new “mystery” color. You will not be able to order the “mystery color” separately.
  • We will have a lovely embellishment pack that includes goodies for “Spirit of Christmas” and all 3 bonus projects.
  • One more thing, we’ll have a Christmas Needle Nanny. The gals at Zappy Dots are making a beautiful collectible  “dot” just for this mystery. Perfect place to park your needle while watching the mystery unfold.
  • Now that you have all the details, to be ready to place our order, we need to know what you would like.

_______Charts only ($9.00 each month, September, October, and November)
_______Thread pack (11 skeins of Weeks Dye Works - $27.50)

_______A Needle Nanny just for Mystery Sampler (12.00)

_______fabric cut (28 or 32 Heartland linen precut for $13.60
                        OR 14 or 16 count aida cut 10.00

Let us know if you have any questions or what we can do to help.

Looking forward to “mystery stitching!”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June has arrived!

June has begun by bringing soft breezes and beautiful sun for us to enjoy and, likewise, we have many, many new summer season designs to keep our stitching fingers busy.  

There are two Sale Specials for the month of June. Beginning June 13 until the end of June, we have 20% off any Heart’s Content leaflets or kits in the shop as well as 20% off any pre-cut fabric pieces in our fabric bins. Great time to stock up on fabrics of all counts and colors.

New spring and summer projects are arriving daily and many more to come shortly. Here are a few in the shop now: Lila’s Studio has a new series called Seasons. So far, we have received: Seasons- Spring and Seasons –Summer. Spring features beautiful birds and spring flowers while Summer features strawberries and birds. Great pair.

Martha Washington, the third in the Little House Needleworks “Early Americans” series has arrived to join Betsy Ross and John Hancock. This series of 9 designs has a great start and should be lots of fun for summer stitching.

Stacy Nash has a new Rabbit Hollow Farm Sampler which reminds me of the bunnies eating the flowers and plants in my own yard – still they are cute!

The Main Street Bookstore, second in Country Cottage’s series, has arrived to join the Flower Shop. The spring and summer colors in this little village make it a must have.

Also from Little House, House Rules, with a row of charming, colorful houses and a count twice rule to live by. Liberty, from Samplers Not Forgotten, is a darling patriotic colonial design for stitching on a lazy summer day. We have new Bohin “cat” scissors which every cat lover needs. All the new things listed above are pictured here.

Still to come in the next week are new summer designs from Lizzie Kate and a Wee One “Libby” from Heart in Hand. Watch for photos of these.

The Finishing Touch will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Enjoy the holiday and lots of summer stitching.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring has arrived along with new ideas and projects

It is great to see the sun and all the beautiful flowers springing up around our city, and it has been wonderful to see so many of you excited about our new projects from the Nashville Market. In case you had not heard, there were more designers and more things to choose from at this market than in recent history. Many exciting new ideas and projects await your next visit.

Special On Weeks, Classic Colorworks & The Gentle Art

With the arrival of the spring season, comes the urge to try something new. In case you have not yet tried the hand-dyed fibers available today, we are offering you 20% off your purchase of any Weeks, Classic Colorworks, or The Gentle Art floss beginning April 25 through April 29. Great time to choose some beautiful spring and summer colors!

The “series design” is the thing this spring – here are a few we are offering:

Little House – Early Americans – This series will highlight eight well-known historical figures. We have Betsy Ross, who is the first person.

Country Cottage – Main Street – A series of 10 delightful cottages in a variety of spring and summer colors. These designs can be stitched individually or on one piece of fabric.

Blackbird Designs – Loose Feathers - Nine designs featuring beautiful birds and flowers. The first is titled “It’s Spring Fever.” 

There are others to check out when you next visit.

We have a number of darling projects which have arrived since market with more to come. Lizzie Kate has “Summer Smalls” to come next week. Photo below

We have in the shop: La D Da Samplar Hare, small stuffed hare which is too cute. Home Sweet Home pillow design which includes finishing fabric from Abby Rose. My Sewing Tools from Pheasant Street Samplers features stitched pins, needles and scissors – perfect accessory for your stitching bag.  

Coming this week from With They Needle and Thread; Cape Cod Keeps – little mermaid and whale set of pinkeeps can be stitched as a set or individually. Cotton Bird- with the “farmhouse” look currently trending, cotton wreaths and bouquets are everywhere.

We look forward to seeing you soon and wish for you a beautiful spring season.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Nashville Market Saturday

March is right around the corner and so is the infamous Nashville Needlework Market. Beginning March 3 through March 5, we are scheduled to be in Nashville shopping on your behalf. Facebook and emails have been exploding with wonderful new things from designers near and far.  

Below are a few photos we have received from designers giving us a small preview. Mark your calendar for March 11 and come enjoy the fruits of our search. If you see anything you would like to order ahead, give us an email or call before March 1.

Market is not the only thing happening in the world of cross stitch. Little House Needleworks is releasing a series entitled “The Early Americans.” This series highlights 8 personalities beginning with Betsy Ross and John Adams. Finished designs can be finished into small pillows or as one large piece. (Photo below)

We have a group of stitchers working on the 12 Days of Christmas ornament series by Hands On Design. This beautiful series stitched on Aztec red is presented in a series of 6 graphs with 2 designs on each and embellished with JAB buttons. There is still room for more stitchers, so let us know if you are interested.

One more series we have a group working on is Fragments in Time by Summer House Stitche Workes. This 8-part series highlights smalls filled with fantastic flora and fauna designs inspired by Elizabethan crewelwork.

Come by the shop and check out these ongoing projects as well as many other new designs.

Remember – Market Saturday – March 11, 2017 – 10-3

Come Join the Market Fun