Tuesday, December 3, 2019

2019 Christmas Open House on Saturday!

A big “Thank You” to all who turned out for the Black Friday Sale and the Shop Local Saturday.  It was a great weekend even if the weather didn’t cooperate on Saturday.  We enjoyed sharing all the new seasonal projects.

Our Annual Christmas Open House is coming up on Saturday, December 7, from 10-2.  Please join us for the annual hot punch and cookies (or brownies).  We continue to get new things and look forward to sharing with you.

As always, we will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We will be returning on Thursday, December 26.  This year our 20% off inventory sale will be December 26, 27 and 28 (regular hours).  See you there.

Please Note: During January and February 2020, we will be closing at 4:00 on Fridays.  We will go back to the 5:30 Friday hour when winter has moved on.  

We wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Year.

Here are a couple of things which have just arrived From Lila’s Studi0, Plum Street, Kathy Barrick and Abby Rose.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 is flying by and Thanksgiving has arrived!

The calendar pages in 2019 seem to be moving at an unprecedented pace and Thanksgiving is almost here. Now is the time to share our schedule for the holidays. First up is the Third Annual Black Friday Sale. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open on Friday, November 29, from 10 until 5:30 for the 15% off Black Friday Sale. Join us and begin your holiday stitching. Shown below is a small selection of new things headed in our direction. Each time we think we have all new things covered, so many more beautiful and interesting designs show up.

Our Annual Christmas Open House will be Saturday, December 7, 2019. Join us for the traditional party of cookies and hot punch. Christmas Open House hours this year will be 10-2. The Frankfort Avenue Old Tyme Christmas Celebration is also December 7 with trolley rides and special events all along the Avenue. Come check it out.

New this week: “Let Us Be Thankful,” a beautiful Thanksgiving saying from Bent Creek: Gather Friends, another Autumn design presented by Threadwork Primitives. Chuck-Full Christmas, designed by Erica Michaels, is a sampler featuring winter cardinals and a holiday verse. Beautiful! A new Patchwork Deer design added to Cecilia Turner’s Patchwork Collection. Really cute Christmas addition to your collection.

Abby Rose has quite a Christmas collection all her own: Christmas Time, Tis The Season and Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow. All these listed are pictured here. There are many, many more to come.

Stay tuned for information on the Annual After Christmas/Inventory Sale.

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

End of 2019 Summer Season

A sure sign of the end of another summer season is all the activity at the Kentucky State Fair. We are so pleased with each of the finished projects that were entered and displayed. We are always happy to see a show and tell if you would like to share your work. Congratulations to all the ribbon winners.

Coming soon is an 11-piece Snow Village project from Country Cottage. We have included a photo of the first three pieces to give you a hint. Charts will be released each month for 11 months, beginning in September. It is stitched on Country French Rain linen, which we have on hand. Another Country Cottage special!

We are doing an Early Christmas Special this year. Beginning September 10-14, we are extending 15% off any and all Christmas designs. What a good way to get a head start on the holiday.

About new designs: Mirabilia has a beautiful new design featuring a young lady playing her violin and wearing a gorgeous gown. Garden Prelude is really special! 

Autumn and Halloween always bring fun projects to share. In the shop now, we have Three Witches by Barbra Ana, Simple Gifts-Halloween by Praiseworthy Stitches and Parts 1 and 2 of a 4-Part Sleepy Hollow Mystery series from Tiny Modernists.  

Still to come: Heart in Hand has Merrymaking Mini: 31 October, the owl sings, and Wee Santa 2019.

Hands On Design: Chalk Full: Boo, Autumn Skies and A Harmony in Autumn – House on a Hill Series

The Blue Flower:  Halloween Squirrel and Night Walked Down.

Just a partial list of what is coming with a few photos to share.

We will be celebrating our Annual Trick or Treat Sale on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30. Make your selections, draw a ticket from our pumpkin and enjoy a surprise discount on your entire purchase. Fun days. 

Please mark your calendar: The last day to bring Christmas projects to be finished for Christmas delivery is Saturday, October 26.

Enjoy the wonderful lazy last days of summer 2019 and have a wonderful Labor Day.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spring has moved on to Summer

Somehow Spring has moved on to Summer and we missed our Spring Cleaning Sale.  We really need to make room for new things on the way, so join us beginning Friday, June 21, for a Clean Sweep Sale.  Sale will begin Friday, June 21, and end on Saturday, June 29.  Here are some of the sale items.

Pine Mountain Designs - ½ price
Heart’s Content Kits - ½ price
Vintage Charts - $2.00
50% off all precut fabric
20% off Peepers
Discontinued Model Sale

Amy Breucken’s Lucky 13 series has just begun.  If you have not seen this darling collection of Halloween designs, check it out below.  You receive 12 charts, two at a time, until you have the complete set.    This is a great group to stitch individually as ornaments for your Halloween tree, for your Halloween wreath or on a single piece of fabric for a WOW impact.  Not signed up for this project?  Let us know and we will get you started.

New things coming soon or already in the shop include:  Early American Folkart Cross Stitch Chart – One Day At A Time – shown below and Work of Heart – Good Tidings - also shown below. Both designs are new offerings from Teresa Kogut.  Teresa also has a new snowman and his two sheep out in the snow.  It is called Peaceful Snow. Great project to have finished for winter.  Kelmscott Designs has a group of sweet new threadkeeps.  Alice and the Rabbit is sure to be a favorite of everyone and Pinkie is also pretty special.  Photos of both these designs are shown here.

Cecilia Turner has two new Merrymaking Minis to honor 4th of July.  Home of the Brave includes a brass star embellishment and Land of the Free includes trim beads.  Quick to stitch for the upcoming holiday!  Of course, this is just a bit of what is new.

Longer days seem to bring more people out and about and we are quite pleased and surprised to learn that so many had not realized we had reopened.  We have so enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  Thank you for sharing our information.

We wish you many sunny summer days for relaxing and stitching.  Stop by and check out the Clean Sweep Sale.

PS: Yes, there is truly a 2019 Prairie Schooler Santa and he is a winner. 

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.