Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Open House


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012  10-2pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012 – 1-4pm


THIS has been a quiet week for receiving new designs, but here’s a look at what will be arriving soon.

FIVE new kits from Shepherd’s Bush: SAY THANKS, GRATEFUL HEART, 2 STOCKING KITS (WISH AND JOLLY), AND MERRY CHRISTMAS. If you need a quick Christmas gift, the stocking kits could take care of that as they can be stitched very quickly. All these new designs are pictured below.

Say Thanks
Grateful Heart

Merry Christmas


TWO new small Christmas pillow kits from Pine Mountain Designs: BETTER NOT POUT and JINGLE ALL THE WAY. These cute little pillows can be finished in an evening or so.

FROM Little House Needleworks comes BEAR TREE FOREST on 30 ct. Tin Roof fabric, darling design for winter season stitching. SEASON OF LOVE is the latest cute ornament from the house of ornaments. Come see our tree decorated with Little House ornaments A beautiful Christmas design by Nora Corbett – “SANTA” - a legendary holiday spirit stitched in the merriest shades of red and gold.

Bear Tree Forest
Season of Love

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Stitching Season

What is more rewarding than stitching clever new holiday designs to share with friends and family? Shown this week are three new pillow kits from Pine Mountain Designs.

For November and the Thanksgiving holiday, there is GIVE THANKS – very cute turkey included in this design

A GRATEFUL HEART - a flange pillow kit featuring a very appropriate combination of fabrics to celebrate the season.

We have the pillow form to fit this pillow as well as the correct size pillow form for JINGLE TYPOGRAPHY. Jingle is a Christmas design highlighting a few of the special joys of the season. Quick to stitch – great gifts!

A very special monthly series of small designs from Country Cottage Needleworks will begin mid-November. SANTA’S VILLAGE is a collection of 12 individual designs which may be stitched and used separately or combined to flow together as a village. Each design will use one Just Another Button Company button embellishment. Santa’s House, pictured here, is the first design of the group. We are taking pre-orders for this series and will follow up with each new monthly design as well as fabric, fibers and button embellishment. There are several sign-up options, so give us a call or email to learn the details and/or sign up for this delightful holiday series. We now know the village will include Santa’s House, Poinsettia House, North Pole Post Office, Santa’s Stocking Store, Reindeer Stables – you get the picture. Can’t wait to start this project!

We have been patiently waiting for the three new designs from Country Stitches and, at last, they have arrived. 

LETTERS FOR SANTA is such a cute pillow – a “must have” for any Santa collector.

MERRY YULETIDE features another traditional Santa pulling a snowman in a wagon, a collection of trees and an alphabet. Too cute.

Last is HEAVEN AND NATURE SING highlighting an angel offering a fruit basket surrounded by a deer, a winter bird and other wonders of nature.


If you are in need of a new stocking, CINNAMON STICK STOCKING III, would be a great choice. Check out this new offering from Sandra Sullivan.


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, from Sue Hillis, can be stitched on a single fabric to be a beautiful wall hanging or divided into 12 darling ornaments. Great choice.

Great week for new holiday designs!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Rush

How do we know we are rushing toward the Holiday Season? Today we received not one, but six, great Christmas designs.

Shepherd's Bush annual Christmas stocking, CHARLAND'S STOCKING, is sure to be a favorite. Not only is it dedicated to one of the needlework industry favorites, but also embodies the usual simplicity and grace of designs by Tina Richards Herman. Check out the beautiful colors and charms on this stocking. We have the charms and perle cotton - regular and hand-dyed.

ORNAMENTAL JOY is a traditional red and green Christmas combo which will make you smile. The round ornaments remind you of days gone by and the snowflakes finish the feeling of cozy holiday times.

Also from Country Cottage is the latest in the Monthly Cottage Collection. The DECEMBER COTTAGE is decorated for the season and guarded by a very red cardinal.

Blackbird Designs produce gorgeous samplers and MERRY CHRISTMAS is the latest addition. This beautiful sampler could be displayed and enjoyed all year.

GINGERBREAD COOKIE is the newest Little House Needleworks ornament for 2012. This happy little gingerbread cookie would be a great gift for a friend of any age or be a wonderful addition to your own tree.

We also have a Little House BLESSED ornament showing a sweet angel surrounded by flowers. Great ornament gift for granddaughters.

HOLIDAY HOUSE is a lovely colonial house flanked by snow covered topiaries and cardinal birds. The potted Christmas trees across the bottom say welcome to the holidays.