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Saturday, December 2, 2017

FINISHING PACKS

Have you ever wished you had backing fabric and trims to finish a small project?  That you had them in your stash and didn't have to go running around searching for just that right piece of fabric and that right trim in the right color?  Well, now that's possible with a new product from Lady Dot Creations, priced at $13.00.

There are  currently 5 themed bags of finishing goodies:  ICY for those winter projects; SPOOKY for Halloween; HOHOHO for Christmas; AUTUMN and PRIM.   Each bag comes with 2 or 3 pieces of velveteen approximately 9x10 and 3 or 4 lengths of coordinating trims, styles of trim will vary with the pack.  Could be chenille trim, eyelash trim, rick rack, pompoms and an extra bonus.  ( I have to apologize for not knowing the actual number of pieces.  I'm just so excite0......d about getting them in I forgot to ask quantities when I ordered them.  I need these finishing packs just as much as you do.)00

I just think this is such a great way to have some stash on hand to be able to completely finish the project that you've just stitched.  I'm a 'lazy' finisher.  I love to stitch and if I finish one, I can just pick up a new or WIP project and continue stitching.  I've lately got hooked on some of the flosstube videos and I'm so envious that they show new stash, WIPs  and then the FFO (finally finished object).  If I have these finishing packs on hand, I might be more motivated to finish that little pillow to add to my display bowl or basket.

Here are peeks of the current packs available (more will be coming out at market in March 2018: pastels, summer and patriotic which I'm waiting for).  Stop by and check them out.  They should be here by the 15th of December.







Thursday, November 30, 2017

FOUR NEW CHARTS COMING FROM PLUM ST SAMPLERS



Arriving next week are 4 new designs.  Sampler House VI is her version of a New England sea captain's house on Cape Cod.  Stitched on 36ct Weathered Shingle fabric, 2 over 2, using CC and WDW overdyed threads and some DMC flosses.  The fabric is new to me and should be arriving just about the same time as the charts arrive.

Sampler House V is stitched 2 over 2 on 36ct Ale from PTP.  CC threads are used and a full DMC conversion is provided.




Hello Winter is the final installment in the 'Hello' seasons series.  Stitched on 36ct Beach Brew fabric, 2 over 2 with some areas of long stitch, the design uses WDW floss and 2 DMC colors.  Again, a full DMC conversion is given.



Last, but not least, Yuletide Shanty features her second drum design.  If drums aren't to your fancy, why not just stitch the ship as the front of a circular ornament and the bottom as the back.  You could use one of the metal finishing forms to create your ornament.  This design is stitched on 36ct Weathered Shingle, 2 over 2 with some long stitch.  WDW is used and a DMC full conversion is included.



Give us a call to reserve your copies today.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

COMING IN JANUARY FROM LHN



Doesn't this look like an adorable series?  I'm not a big fan of  'series' stitching, but I'm thinking this might be a first.  The two pillows shown in the pic are adorable.  Starting in January 2018, there will be 9 in the series: Little Red Barn, Horsin' Around, Grandpa's Pick-up, Dairy Darlin', Grandma's Quilt, Pinewood Farm, Cock-a-doodle-do, Farm Folk and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Stitch count on each design is 63x63.  There will be a free border to stitch all nine together, with a stitch count of 209x209, leaving 3 between each chart.  Originally stitched on 30ct raw from Northern Cross linen, you could substitute 28 or 32 natural. (US distributor is closing.) We have 30ct Northern Cross linen in stock, along with 28 and 32 counts. 

Classic Colorwork colors used (numbers in parentheses indicate number of skeins needed  to stitch all nine pics with or without border):  Bamboo (6); Blackbird (2); Cherry Cobbler (2); Pebble Beach (2); Roasted Chestnut (2); Weeping Willow (2).  These are based on a 28 or 30ct fabric.

DMC colors used:  1 skein each of 435 and 754.

Sign up NOW for this new series from LHN and get an added bonus....PREORDER your 16 skeins of overdyed floss and receive a 10% discount on the cost of the floss.  Phone or email me with your name, email  and phone number and we'll add you to our list.  You must sign up by December 16th to obtain the discount on the floss.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

BACK IN STOCK AND NEW CHARTS

Just arrived this week are new and back in stock charts for the holidays.  Reserve your copy today for your holiday stitching project.

Sue Hillis Designs Christmas Spool Tree is a favorite and is back in stock.




Santa's On His Way is new from Homespun Elegance.  You can stitch the stars or add them in warm and natural as shown.



Back in print from the Prairie Schooler are Winter Samplers and Christmas Eve.  Years ago a customer stitched Christmas Eve on a blue fabric and it was absolutely beautiful.  I was so sorry I hadn't thought of that and stitched mine on the blue.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

NEW FROM WITH THY NEEDLE AND THREAD (BRENDA GERVAIS)

Oh boy!  Am I in trouble......I love all of these designs and I guess they are going to end up  in my ever-growing 'to stitch' pile!  At this point, I don't even know which one I would start first.  So sit back, check them out and decide which ones to reserve for your stitching pile...

Merry Christmas is stitched in the style of her Summer Schoolhouse series...one over one.  Finished size is about 5.5x2 on 28ct mushroom lugana.  Stitch size is 153x59 so you could easily do it over 2 and end up with a picture or pillow 11x4 if stitched on a 28ct fabric.  Better yet, Brenda even says it could be done on a large count like 22 over 2 and you would end up with a large sofa pillow. (I've stitched several of her charts on large count fabric and just love the way they turned out as a large pillow.)  Threads used...GA:  Woodrose, Wood Trail, Endive; CC:  Chili pepper, Eggshell, Peanut Brittle, Straw Hat.



Snow Birds wearing cute little scarves to keep them warm, is stitched on 40ct Confederate Gray.  Stitch count is 121x85.  Threads....GA: Apple Cider, Pumpkin Pie, Wood Trail; CC:  Eggshell, Ginger Bread, Cherry Cobbler, Tennessee Red Clay, Ye Olde Gold, Cayenne; WDW: Peach, Sage, Oscar.




O Tannenbaum uses a box but think about finishing each design independently from the next one.  Stitched on 36ct Legacy, you would need a 9x26 cut of fabric.  Threads used...GA:  Dried Thyme, Apricot Blush, Old Red Paint, Cidermill Brown, Woodrose, Roasted Marshmallow, Wood Trail; CC:  Eggshell, Hickory Sticks, Hazelnut, Weeping Willow; WDW:  Sandcastle, Red Rocks.




And last but certainly not least is Jingle All the Way.  Finished like her Halloween witch on an oval paper mache box with pompom trim, the design is stitched on 40ct Confederate Gray.  Threads used...GA:  Apple Cider, Roasted Marshmallow, Wood Trail, Woodrose, Parchment, CC:  Chili pepper, Ginger Bread, Cherry Cobbler, Ye Olde Gold.


Friday, October 27, 2017

NEW CHARTS ARRIVING SOON

It's that time to add new charts to the shop and with this time of the year, new holiday charts are starting to come out.

Abby Rose has a series of Sampler Stocking Ornaments.  Two more are now out and I'm showing pics of all 3 in case you didn't see her first one.  They are really cute.  The 3rd pic is the first stocking out.







Hands on Design has created Stitching is my Heart's Desire. I've got to do this one.  Love the colors and , of course, the saying.



Little House Needleworks continues with the Americana series, almost to the last one.  We now have Patrick Henry and his 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech.



Also released by LHN is Bethlehem.  Looks to be a quick stitch and we all need one of those.  How about finishing it as a pillow or a rectangular cube finish.



And last but not least, we're getting in some more sleds for you to stitch up with all the new sleds charts I showed in the previous post.  So get started now.  We have the sleds and perforated paper in stock.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SLED ORNAMENTS

Over the last couple of years,  I and many of my customers have been stitching mini sleds as Christmas ornaments and package ties.  They've even stitched  medium and large size sleds, but the mini sleds are the most popular.  We've received several new charts, just today, to stitch new designs for Halloween and Christmas.  Here they are:

From Foxwood Crossings we have Snowy Visitors and Snowy Barns......I think the birds are really cute!




Lizzie Kate offers up Nutcracker Sleds and Stocking Sleds.





Sue Hillis Designs gives us Christmas for the Patriot, Christmas for the Stitcher, Monster Mash and Witch Hat?.  I won't be painting  sleds any day soon, but I can see stitching these cute guys on perforated paper and creating tag hangers for my Halloween tree.