Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Holiday Sale: 20% off
December 26 - 10 - 5:30
December 27 - 10 - 2

Closed December 24 & 25
Closed December 28 - January 1, 2015

See you in the New Year, January 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Open House

Just a reminder to join us on Saturday, December 6, for our Annual Open House.  Come enjoy the day with cookies, hot punch and visiting with stitching friends.

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Wonderful new projects are still arriving for holiday stitching.  Some of the most recent include the first four designs in a new series called Joyful Journal by Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand.  We have December through March and a sign up list for those who would like the entire series.

In The Pines from The Scarlett House features things we all love from log cabins to pine trees and quilts.  What a wonderful January project!  Lantern Lane is a beautiful sampler with a holiday motif from Little House Needleworks.  As always, there are many more to check out when you visit the shop.

 Here is our schedule for the remainder of 2014:



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The holiday winds are blowing early this year

The holiday winds are blowing early this year, but we are prepared with many, many Thanksgiving and Christmas designs good for gift giving or gift stitching.  We also have any number of exciting projects to stitch for yourself.  Designers have been extremely busy this season.  We have a selection of new design photos at the end of this newsletter.

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but on Friday, November 28, we are planning an After Thanksgiving Sale with 10% off your entire purchase.  This covers everything in the shop.  Happy Thanksgiving and we will see you on November 28 – 10 until 5:30.

You are cordially invited to our Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 6, from 10-4.  Come enjoy hot punch and cookies and peruse holiday offerings.  Remember – we have gift certificates in any amount.

Here are some special offerings coming soon:

Lizzie Kate has a last minute Christmas kit that’s always popular.  This year it is Jingle All The Way; a small pillow kit stitched on Lugana fabric with beautiful finishing fabric, 2 snowflake buttons and 5 golden jingle bells.  Very cute!

Little House Needleworks is beginning a 12-part ornament collection in December 2014.  Called “The Sampler Tree,” these once a month ornaments will be sampler-styled.  We have a sign up list, if you are interested in this darling series.

Following are new goodies from Kelmscott Designs: beautiful Snowflake Needle Minder is white on dark navy background, Pere Noel Minder placed on hunter green background, and Angel mother of pearl thread winders which come 2 to a package.  Any or all of these accessories would make special gifts for stitching friends.

Pine Mountain Designs has two new Stamp Series pillows:  11 cent stamp is a Thanksgiving design and the final stamp in the series is the 12 cent Santa.  Just stitch the design and slip it into the pre-sewn pillow.  Both of these stamps are too cute! 

Two larger pillows also celebrate the holidays:  Gratitude is Enough for Thanksgiving and Believe in Christmas.  In each case, stitch the design and slip over a polka dot pillow form.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Upcoming Mini Christmas Workshop

The calendar is rapidly moving into holiday mode and new designs are appearing everywhere. We are offering the first mini workshop in our new space.  Here are the details:
Mini Christmas Workshop

Come join us to create two darling mini Christmas stockings using Scandinavian designs.  Stockings are pre-made and ready to stitch.

Spend Saturday afternoon, November 8 from 2:30 to 4:30 stitching with leader, Ercelle Johnston.  Your kit will include stockings, graphs, all floss and embellishments.  Space is limited to 10 people, so reservations are required.  Kit price:  $25.00

A fun afternoon sharing new projects, ideas, stitching time and treats with other stitchers.  Sign up now.

Here are some new arrivals for you to enjoy:  Give Thanks and My Work – beautiful small designs by Threadwork Primitives.

From Cross Eyed Cricket comes Playing With Jax, an assortment of the cutest pumpkins ever, and Jingle, a design that will remind you of sleigh bells and cold winter evenings.

For those who have not followed the Sam Sarah mystery sampler, it is now complete and you may see the entire stitched model in our shop.  It is a mystery no more, but a colorful, fun wall hanging.  Check it out here.

New things arriving daily so come by and see what’s new.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn Brings Exciting New Designs

Pigskins, Pumpkins and a Plethera of Projects are sure signs that Autumn has arrived. We are overwhelmed with all the exciting designs we have for autumn, Halloween and Christmas. Some of our favorite fall designs include: Be Ye Thankful from Pineberry Lane. This Thanksgiving design shows pilgrims, turkeys, squirrels and small animals.

The Scarlett House has two beautiful pumpkin designs. Penny Pumpkin highlights a white pumpkin surrounded by small Autumn motifs while Pumpkins and Bittersweet features a large pumpkin with a spray of bittersweet blossoms.

Pine Mountain has several new pillow kits including Home is Wherever I’m With Family. This design comes as a complete kit with everything you need for a completed project. Twice Blessed by Hands On Design shows a stylized pumpkin and acorn adorned with small bits of wool. Gobble from Needlework Press features a turkey silhouette, a favorite Thanksgiving symbol, surrounded by fall foliage.

Halloween always brings out designs of every level. Flight School from Just Nan has a collection of cute witches and ghosts who seem to be freefalling. Amy Bruecken presents Halloween Parade, a collection of cute costumed ghouls and goblins stitched on purple linen and embellished with brads and buttons. Very cute! Cats on Parade from Blackbird Designs shows three black cats finished into several different projects in this leaflet.

Plum Street Samplers offers A Ghoultide Welcome. This is a beautifully done sampler which would be a perfect companion to last year’s Yuletide Welcome. Another Pine Mountain pillow kit called Witchey Witchey is a very cute cauldron holding an upside witch. Complete kit that is quick to stitch.

Christmas designs are rapidly appearing in the shop and here is a small sample. Lizzie Kate has Reindeer Stocking showing the cutest reindeer ever. Riley is standing on his two back legs covered in red and white stripe stockings and a big smiley face. Sled Dudes is a card showing three new ornament designs (polar bear, snowman, Santa) which fit on small sleds. We also have the sled ornaments. Dear Rudolph, also Lizzie Kate, is a complete pillow kit featuring red-nose Rudolph, large stocking and tiny Christmas tree.

Ebenezer’s Christmas by Erica Michaels is a beautiful Christmas sampler containing a beautiful holiday verse and horse-drawn sleigh. Country Cottage has introduced a line of 12 ornaments for this holiday season. Dear Santa is the second in the series and how cute it is with its decorated tree. We are anxious to see what comes next.

We hope you enjoy seeing some of our new items and invite you to visit our shop to see the remainder. Note for your calendar: If you have items you would like finished for Christmas, our cutoff date is November 1. You can also place orders online by clicking here.

Watch the next email for information on an upcoming Christmas Workshop.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Market Saturday – August 23, 2014, 10-4

The St. Charles Market is upon us and excitement has reached a peak!  We are looking forward to seeing all of our designer friends and collecting a wonderful array of new projects to fill our car and your stitching corner. Mark your calendar now for our Market Saturday on August 23 from 10-4. This is one of our favorite days of the year when we see stitchers happy and excited to see everything new.

Even though market is only a week away, new designs continue to pour into the shop.  Gardner Good Witch from Country Stitches shows the good witch tending her pumpkin garden with the help of her black cat.


Also from Country Stitches comes Hallow-day Inn with two witches and their owl and cat in front of Boo Inn.  Two clever and fun Halloween designs!


If you can’t stir with the Big Girls…stay away from the Cauldron” is a whimsical Halloween design stitched on Pumpkin linen with Weeks Dye Works fiber.  This design comes from Waxing Moon.


Pine Mountain has a mini collection of new pillows covering everything from summer travel to Halloween.  Check out the photos of new designs.  Wonderful little projects for summer afternoon stitching!

Mark your calendar now – see you MARKET SATURDAY – AUGUST 23, 2014, 10-4

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Erica Michaels Trunk Show - Now Through August 9

Every summer brings its own excitement and this one is no exception. Beginning immediately, we are hosting a trunk show of beautiful models from Erica Michaels Designs. Linda Stolz owner and designer at Erica Michaels has an outstanding line of designs for every occasion stitched on silk. The show will be in the shop until August 9. This is a “must see” collection.


An important memo for your calendar: August 23, 2014 will be our Market Saturday following our trip to St. Charles, MO, to gather for you all the wonderful offerings from your favorite designers. Mark your calendar to join one of our favorite events – Saturday, August 23 – Market Saturday


Before we go to St. Charles, we must make some space for all the new surprises. Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, you will find 20% off your total purchase. Two great days to save on all those things you desire for your collection: Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday 10-4. See you then.

We have a number of lists going right now for things to come and they include:

Hannah’s Brownstone – an exclusive St. Charles kit from The Scarlett House which includes graph, 12 skeins of Weeks Dye Works, 36 count Edinboro linen, all packaged in a darling hemp eco friendly bag. Approx. $50.00

Christmas Ornament Series from Country Cottage Needleworks

This is the first cute ornament. Call us today.

Just Cross Stitch Annual Christmas Ornament Magazine will arrive in September. Don’t miss it!

Sam Sarah Halloween Mystery Sampler – Something Wicked – is another not to be missed.

That is a lot of information for one day and I have not told you any of the wonderful designs that have landed in our shop in the past few days. We have Tingles Halloween designs from Lizzie Kate, new pillows from Pine Mountain, Halloween Parade from Amy Bruecken, July and August designs from the Cross Eyed Cricket Monthly Series and more. Watch for pictures of these on our Facebook page. Happy Summer Stitching!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Summer Designs!

Now that summer has arrived in all its glory, it is great to see so many designers bringing out new and exciting ideas for the season.

From Plum Street Samplers, a beautiful antique sampler titled “Esther Syer.”  Paulette explains that no model was stitched for this antique as she felt the colors and motifs have survived beautifully, despite the sampler being 218 years old.

Two new months from The Cricket Collection – “May” incorporates birdhouses, pelican, beautiful spring flowers and maypole dancers while “June” features flowers, strawberries and darling buttons.  What a great collection.

Stacey Nash Primitives has a wonderful new offering.  “Houses of Berry’s Chapel Road…Miss Baxter’s House” includes Miss Baxter in front of her colonial home watching her flock of chickens and a rooster.  Super design!

“Old McDonald’s Farm,” an outstanding farm with barn, farmhouse, tractor and a collection of animals, is another wonderful design from The Victoria Sampler.  Gorgeous colors!

We have a number of great patriotic designs to share, as well.  “Patriotic Poppies” from Country Stitches has the cutest lamb with a bunting cover pulling a wagon filled with poppies.
“Uncle Sam Crow Needle Case and Scissor Fob,” from Homespun Elegance, is exactly that with patriotic crow, wagon and blackbird.   

“In Full Glory,” Blackbird Designs’ new offering shows a large red colonial home with an eagle atop and a large waving flag.

Sweet Land from Needlework Press is a beautifully done freedom reminder.

Another lovely Plum Street newbie is “Pink House Sampler.”   Centerpiece of this sampler is a large pink house with large green lawn sprinkled with pink flowers and a detailed floral border.  This is a special project for sampler lovers.

The Trunk Show from The Heart’s Content is still in our shop and we are offering 10% off all Trunk Show purchases until July 15th.  Come see these beautiful models.

Here is a preview of things coming early next week:  Little House has Old Glory, Robin’s Song, and the July Calendar Girl. 

At The Beach, by Hands On Design, will make you wish you were there.  Heartstring Samplery’s Sweet Land of Liberty is a sweet, small patriotic offering.  Can’t wait to see what other summer designs are headed our way. 

Happy Summer Stitching!