Monday, April 29, 2019

4th of July Holiday Hoopla and more!

It is great to live in a state which enjoys all four seasons in a year, but even more special to have a fifth season to celebrate. Kentucky Derby is a time for fun, friends and relaxing with some downtime stitching a new design. Although Nashville market has passed, we continue to receive new designs created for the market. 

NOTE:  We will be open Derby Day from 10 until 2

Spring Sale:  May 7-18. Purchase chart for any model currently on the wall and receive 20% discount on that chart. There is a lot to see on our walls these days.

Last Call: Amy Bruecken’s Lucky 13 Halloween Series is a collection of 13 spooky designs to be stitched individually or as a single large project. Series starts in June and stitchers receive 2 designs every other month. If you have not signed up yet, order goes to Amy on May 8. We have a poster size photo in the shop.

A number of designers have hit the worktable running this spring.  We have a few of the beautiful Lucy Navier 1818 (The 2019 Queen of the May) from Hands Across The Sea Samplers still in the shop. (See photo).  Brenda Gervais has a new hoopla design which arrived this morning. 4th of July Holiday Hoopla features an Uncle Sam with a Wisper beard.  Great holiday accessory!

AnnaLee Waite has a new bunny circle called Bunny Round. Three bunnies seem to be chasing one another accompanied by butterflies. See photo. Heart Leaves is a beautiful contemporary heart design stitched on hand-dyed fabric presented by Keslyn’s. Farm Life, by Little House Needleworks, is another wonderful design encompassing almost everything you imagine when thinking of a farm. A must see photo is attached.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Spring Season and we look forward to seeing you at The Touch.






Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Best Wishes For A Warm And Sunny Spring

The 2019 Nashville Market is now a happy memory but the new additions to our inventory continue to arrive. This year’s market was the best we have attended since our return to the cross stitch world. We were thrilled by the combination of new designers with exciting things to share and the continued excellent projects and accessories presented by our designer friends who always have something wonderful to share.

Just to mention a few of the new designers: The Blue Flower has a collection of darling seasonal squirrels (pictured below)  Mermaid’s Garden as well as many other subjects. Livis Rovaris has a colorful and cheerful line of beach designs including a mermaid, whale, and others. Some of her designs are pictured below. While Teresa Kogut is not new to designing, she has branched into cross stitch and has a Carrot Row design along with Early American Folk Sheep and a great Santa and sheep design.

Of course, we have a collection of new spring items from Cecilia Turner, Heart in Hand, who is celebrating her 25th year designing. This year she is featuring a Stoneware Tart with special designs to fit the tart. Come by and check this out.  Plum Street Samplers has a group of 6 new designs, including Fox Few, a new addition to her animal series. The Scarlett House had a number of new samplers, highlighted by A Perfect World.   

This list could go on and on, but a visit would be worth a thousand words.

SPRING BREAK SALE – Enjoy some spring stitching with designs from Plum Street Samplers or Country Stitches. Choose your favorites and receive a 15% discount at check out. Sale days are April 2nd - April 13th.

We are still taking names for Jack Frost’s Tree Farm Series. Carol has the first part stitched and we are working on part two. There is still time to catch up!











Monday, January 28, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! January 2019 seems ready to send us cold and snowy stitching days and we are all prepared to enjoy some downtime with a new project or two. Here are a couple of upcoming specials to brighten a cold day.

Super Bowl Saturday is a good time to add to your DMC stash, so join us to do that on Saturday, February 2, from 10 until 2. Buy One – Get One Free. This sale covers regular DMC floss as well as #5, #8 and #12 DMC Perle cotton. You may find your next  perfect project while you are here.

Need a Valentine gift for a friend? Check out the accessories we have on hand such as small Dinky Dye scissors, needle minders and threadkeeps from Kelmscott. 15% discount on any of these accessories on Saturday, February 9th.

March 1, 2 and 3 -- we will be attending the 2019 Nashville Market. Excitement is building as more and more new things appear. We will do our best to come home with wonderful things for everyone to enjoy. If you see a design you would love to have, please let us know. Our plan is to come home with all we can carry. MARKET SATURDAY is planned for Saturday, March 9, from 10 until 3. Mark your calendar now.

Following are some of the new items in the shop as well as some to come. We will continue to add names to the Auto. List to receive Jack Frost’s Tree Farm from Little House. We will close the automatic list on January 25. See Photo.

Two new Hands On Designs – Ready, Set Snow and Grown With Love embellished with Just Another Buttons pins are both too cute for words. See Photos.

We have all the darling new Valentine designs from Heart in Hand and have pictured a couple, but you must see the entire group. In addition the 7th bird in a series of 12 should arrive this week. It is a beautiful Bluejay surrounded by lovely flowers in shades of blue and includes the tiny house that is shown in each of the 12 designs from Cottage Garden.

Summer House Stitche Workes has a new Fragments in Time series. These eight smalls were inspired by Shaker maps and gift drawings and embody the Shaker ideals. Take a stroll through a Shaker village via your needle. The first stops are the Orchard and the Workshop.

So many more in shop and coming soon designs and so little paper. Enjoy the photos and hope to see you soon. Come share your latest finished piece – we do love Show and Tell time.