Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Featured December Projects

Even though December is such a busy month, cross stitch designers are turning out wonderful projects for us to enjoy.  Here are a few of the latest:

BETTER NOT POUT, from Homespun Elegance, features a classic Santa on a pillow embellished with a teddy bear charm.

Also from Homespun Elegance, DELIVERING PEPPERMINTS AND CANDY CANES, shows the cutest owl pulling his wagon filled with Christmas candies.

WINTER WIENERLAND, a favorite from Plum Street Samplers,  highlights two adorable dachshunds in Santa hats surrounded by snowflakes.   

WOODLAND TREE FOREST – Two deer, rabbits, cardinals and owls standing in a large grove of trees.  Design from Blue Ribbon.

December 23-December 26. (CLOSED)
December 27-28 (OPEN for 20% Off Everything Sale)
December 30-January 1 (CLOSED)

Open for 2014 on Thursday, January 2

We wish each of you a happy, healthy and peaceful Holiday Season.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Open House Rescheduled!

The holiday open house scheduled for tomorrow, December 7, has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 14, from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Annual Holiday Open House

Now that the Holiday Hustle has begun, please take a break and join us for: 
10:00 – 4:00

Looking for some stocking stuffers? We can help -- everything from darling needle slides, scissors, buddie boxes and more. There are also gift certificates in any amount.
When the shopping is finished and a new project is desired, we can also help there. Here are some of the latest arrivals for you to enjoy.

THE SNOOTY PARROTS SAMPLER, a Barbara Ana design, features a wonderful verse, many small motifs and two colorful parrots. Nice sampler!

WELCOME SANTA, FROM THE PRIMITIVE HARE, includes three designs: the large Welcome and two ornament/pillow designs.


WINTER WONDERS is a complete limited edition pillow kit featuring winter motifs. Kit includes linen, fibers, silk ribbon and chart.


We are looking forward to the arrival of SLEIGH RIDES AND SNOWFLAKES from The Scarlett House and REINDEER GAMES by Kathy Barrick.

Here is our Holiday Schedule:
Closed December 23-26
Open December 27-28 For 20% Sale
Closed December 30-January 1


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family!

There is still some stitching time for a Thanksgiving project or two. An outstanding new design is GIVE THANKS by Blackbird Designs. Beautiful bountiful fruit design with a border of acorns.

Plum Street Samplers offers HARVEST DELIVERY featuring a grand white horse with his wagon of pumpkins and THANKFUL FOR THEE showing a Pilgrim lass and four delightful turkeys.

Christmas designs are arriving faster than we can count them.  In addition to Lizzie Kate’s FLORA McSAMPLES 2013 STOCKINGS, there is BALL OF JOY, one of a series of LITTLE GUYS ornaments from Amy Bruecken.  Great quick gifts!
JINGLE BELLS, a colonial Santa holding a lamb surrounded by tall evergreen trees and COZY IN THE PINES, a holiday sampler showing a special collection of trees along with deer, peacocks and a colonial home are two of four new ones by Country Stitches.

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: www.plumstreetsamplerstypepad.com for details


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Designs and First Anniversary Celebration

AFTER MARKET is usually such a crazy time and then a time to regroup. Not so much this market! Let us take a moment to thank all our stitchers again for making Market Saturday a day filled with excitement and fun. It was a wonderful day.

New things are still flying into our shop. Nice packages of beautiful linens arrived yesterday from both Picture This Plus and Lakeside Linen. New fabric to touch is always a treat.

Whether your first love is whimsy, samplers or seasonal, there is something new for everyone. Here are a few of the wonderful designs from market.


You are cordially invited to drop by from 10-2 to share a bite of Anniversary Cake and some unadvertised specials. Hope to see you on September 14.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tomorrow is Market Saturday!

Join the fun from 10-5 to see the latest in the world of cross stitch as well as freebies, prizes and visiting with other stitchers.