Friday, December 18, 2009
Holiday Hours: Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Christmas Eve 12/24 10-4(shorter hours)
Sat 12/26 10-4
Tues,Wed 12/29,30 10-4
Thurs 12/31 10-4(shorter hours)
Sat 1/2 10-4
Sun 1/3 11-2
Will get back in touch in the New Year! Have a Happy Holiday! Carolyn
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Please call and make sure I'm here. Telephone number is 215-513-9373.
Have fun and keep stitching! Carolyn
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Quite a difference - Larger, Brighter and no steps to come in.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Just want to sincerely thank all who helped me move! I couldn't have done it without you.
Will catch up later--keep stitching!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Couldn't keep the entire number since I was moving into a new area code; did manage to keep the last 4 digits.
Some things are moved already and more this week with the final move on Saturday. Heard something about rain - so please say a prayer that it only rains on Saturday after 5 PM . Thanks.
I will be here - open - of sorts - till Friday. Then everything gets moved Saturday. Last to be packed will be fabric and floss. Models being packed today plus frames. Charts Thursday. Boy, I didn't realize how much 'stash' I have here at the shop.
Gotta go and get changing my address with suppliers and get packing more.
See ya, Carolyn
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Don't forget, the shop will be open this Sunday from 11-2, to make up for my Sunday off, last week.
Rosewood Manor charts have arrived at the shop. More charts are due to arrive today. Here's some of them: Blackbird's Halloween Greetings, Midnight Watch and Joyeux Noel ( a really cool book), Midnight Stitching's Quaker Welcome, Country Cottage Needleworks's Pie Menu and Pegasus' Favorite Dog Stocking Collection.
Well, gotta go and get some more sorting and packing done. The move has been scheduled for Saturday October 24th. That week will mean some serious packing so get your floss and fabric now. Then come out on the week of October 27 and check out the new 'digs'.
Bye, for now. Carolyn
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
New items from market have been ordered and should be arriving next week.
New overdyed threads from The Gentle Art should be arriving soon. Weeks Dye Works and Crescent Colours also have new colors that will be arriving soon.
Oh, my! All this new stuff arriving just in time for me to pack it up and move it.
Gotta go. Much to do before I leave. Carolyn
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE - Receive 20% off your entire purchase on FRIDAY SEPT 18 AND SATURDAY SEPT 19 --- 10-4 EACH DAY. Stop by and stock up so you can get some good stitching time in now that school has started!
REMINDER: Just Cross Stitch will be CLOSED ON OCTOBER 1, 2, 3 and 4 - that's Thursday thru Sunday. We will be OPEN on SUNDAY OCT 11 from 11-2. I am going on a Cross Stitch Retreat and I can't wait. I will be in Virginia Beach, VA attending a retreat sponsored by Dyeing 2 Stitch, a local shop. The shop owners are also the ladies who dye R&R fabrics. Blackbird Designs and Jeanette Douglas, from Canada, will be my 'teachers' for the retreat. Shepherd's Bush and Charland, from Canada, will also be there offering classes. As I said, I can't wait. Not only will this be my first retreat but it will be my first vacation in YEARS. I've always counted my wholesale markets as vacations - that is working vacations. But this one is going to be all pleasure and stitching.
Now, for some VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: Just Cross Stitch is on the move to bigger digs. That's right, WE ARE MOVING! After 12+ years in Limerick, we will be relocating to Lederach - right on Route 113, about half way between Route 73 in Skippack and Route 63 in Harleysville. We will occupy 820 square feet known as Unit #3 in the Lederach Commons, across the street from the Lederach Tea Room. We are set off Route 113 in an older 'strip mall' that contains Curves, a hair salon, the Lederach Post Office and several other businesses. Current plans are to physically move Saturday October 24.
The actual 'shop' area will be close to 2 times my current space. I plan to have a table set up for stitchers to frequent during the day, whenever the mood strikes. I'll have a back room for shop 'business' and storage. And much more room to spread out and create more displays so it will be easier to see everything.
And, there are NO steps to come into the shop.
As I said, we will be moving on Saturday Oct 24. Non-essential items will be moved much earlier. We will start taking the shop apart and packing the week of Oct 20. We will be open for business at the new location on Tuesday Oct 27. We may not be all set up, but we will be there for you to come and check us out.
I probably will be finding places for inventory even I haven't seen in a while. Oh boy! It's going to be like opening a BIG present when I start to pack.
Stay tuned for more info and our plans for a Grand Opening in Lederach.
Talk to you soon! Carolyn
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Hey, Stitchers! Started a stocking Tuesday night. Here's a picture - didn't get too far, but I love it!
It's the Haunted House and the toe has a black cat with his back and tail up.
Here's a Halloween 'band ' that I'm also working on- done on 18 ct natural linen over 2 with #5 perle cottons. This is from a Prairie Schooler chart. I haven't decided what to do with it yet. It will finish off at about 3 inches wide and will be used as a band around a basket or candle jar or maybe placed on a grapevine wreath. The possibilities are many.
I just got this pillow back from my finisher and am so happy with the results. This is a free pattern and, once again, has many possibilities for finishing.
I just love my 8 sided pillow - in purple - with a crazy fringe. Oops! This picture got turned upside down in creating it but you can still get a real clear view of my BATS for Halloween.
What do you think of my pillow?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I'm expecting an auto from Lizzie Kate tomorrow and an order from Hoffmman Distributors should arrive so I will be a busy beaver. Talk again, soon! Maybe I'll even have a 'stocking' to scan tomorrow and share with you.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wouldn't these stockings look great on a grapevine wreath decorated with bittersweet or colorful fall leaves? Or better yet, how about a garland to decorate your mantel?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
We've ordered in some new publications and they should be in on Wednesday. Soon as they arrive, I'll try and get some pictures up so you know what's new. Check us out later in the week. Until then, keep stitching.
Friday, July 24, 2009
We are having CHRISTMAS IN JULY in the shoppe. It starts TODAY and runs through SATURDAY AUGUST 1. You do realize how fast this holiday is approaching, don't you? I always heard how time passes faster when you get older, but I'm beginning to think it's utterly ridiculous how fast time is passing.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY offers good savings -- you'll get 25% off all Christmas charts in stock and 15% off fabric purchased to do any of the Christmas charts you buy. You'll receive a 15% discount on all Fall and Halloween charts as that season is also fast approaching.
Blackbird Designs has their monthly stocking charts out up to July. The August chart should be arriving in a couple of weeks along with a newly announced release - a Halloween Stocking Book with 13 Halloween stocking charts. They use 3 R&R fabrics and Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Crescent Colours to stitch the designs. We've contacted our distributors to get automatic delivery of the chart and supplies so we don't miss out on anything that's needed.
We are accepting pre-orders for the chart and any or all of the supplies. I have a feeling that once my initial order is gone, it may take time to get restocks that may be needed. Their last Halloween book was a big success and I think this one will be, too.
JBW has new ornament charts out and we have them. She also has a hat shopping chart to accompany her previously released shoe shopping chart. This would also work for anyone who's a Red Hat member, just change some colors.
Well, gotta go. Some charts need pricing and threads need twisting . There's always something to do in the shop and unfortunately it's not stitching. Don't forget to check out www.hoffmandis.com and www.nordencrafts.com for new releases. (We can order anything you see on these websites.)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
New charts have arrived, including the Loose Feathers It's A Berry Time. Two new stocking charts are due out this coming week for June and July, also from Blackbird. Lizzie Kate's new charts have arrived and new ones from JBW Designs are due soon.
Give us a call and reserve a copy of the annual Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue for 2009. Tried to give you a peek at the cover, but my picture would not load, so, for now, you'll have to stop in and check out my 'photo' of the cover. That's all for now. Keep stitching and enjoy your holiday.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Keep in mind the date of Tuesday June 23. WE WILL BE CLOSED! I've been called for Jury Duty and I won't know for sure until late Monday. So keep this in mind and call before you come. Just in case.
Enjoy and Keep Stitching.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here's some pictures of charts due in this week! Enjoy!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Just want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all! May you all have a wonderful day. You know the spring is pretty much behind us and summer is fast approaching. It soon will be Memorial Day weekend and you know Saturday May 23 is our Porch Sale with donated items and all proceeds going to St Jude's Hospital. The donations are trickling in but we can still take more. So sort through that stash of yours and decide what you may no longer want and donate it. We also will have a sale in the shoppe, so stop by our Porch sale and then come in and check out our specials. Be sure to stop in and pick up your Summer Coupon Card. This card will offer you one coupon for each of the summer months of June, July and August. When you use the coupon we will punch it and if you have all three punched, you can redeem the card in September when it will be worth $7.25 toward a chart of your choice. My customers have enjoyed using their coupons over the last several years and you'll be able to do it again this year.
Coming up, Christmas in July will be July 21 thru July 25 and all Christmas items will be 20% off. Halloween and Fall will be discounted 15% so you will be able to get a jump on all upcoming holidays for the rest of the year. It just doesn't seem possible that time is passing so quickly.
The new Blackbird Feathers #36 has arrived and it's really nice. We have the charts and the Marva Blend 30 count fabric to do the picture. If you purchase a chart, we'll offer you the 12 skeins of Weeks Dye Works at a special price of $21.00, that's a savings of over $5.00.This special offer is valid through the end of May.
Also new to the shoppe are 2 new aida fabrics from Charles Craft. You will be able to cast a magical spell with the shimmering new Stardust needlework fabric. It is 14 count and comes as Silver Dusted(bottom fabric) and Gold Dusted (top).
Currently available in 15"x18" cuts, each comes with a free pattern. A wedding sampler chart comes with the silver and a really cute dragon comes with the gold. Come check them out and I'll bet you'll be able to picture one of your charts on this fabric. Just imagine some Christmas chart on them or some of the ornaments you've been meaning to stitch from your Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine. (The 2009 issue will be out in September.) I scanned the fabrics and I think the colors came out pretty good. Hope they show on your computer screen just as good as on mine.
Well, it's almost time to close the shoppe and I need to do a few things, yet. So see you soon and keep stitching.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Right: Blackbird Design's new APRIL SHOWERS, #4 in the stocking series.
Most of the above are already in the shop and some are on order. Stay tuned for more new designs and come check us out. Don't forget to donate your unwanted stash for our Porch Sale on May 23, the proceeds from your donations will go to St Jude's Children's Hospital.
Keep Stitching....Carolyn (Boy, it sure is hard to put in pictures exactly where you want them!)
Friday, April 10, 2009
If you have been a customer of mine for a while, you will remember we had Just Cross Stitch tote bags. Well, I hope you still have your bag, because, starting April 15th and going to May 22nd, IF you bring your bag IN with you , we will give you 10% off your purchases. We still have a few bags available for the purchase price of $5.00.
Next on my list of info, the Online Needlework Show will start Wednesday April 15th at 2P.M. and end at midnight on Monday April 20th. You can access the show at http://www.needleworkshow.com/ 24/7 during this time. View over 100 designers and a selection of their products and then place your order with us. Just be aware that some designers require minimum purchases, even through this venue and if we can't meet the minimum order, we will do our best to get the chart for you. We are listed in the shop section . I would prefer orders by phone at 610-409-9373 but I can accept them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I just always have the fear that an email may never reach me. Please place orders by Sunday the 19th, so I can place my orders on Monday the 20th. All orders must be accompanied by a credit card number.
Last on my list is to remind you that we are once again having our Memorial Day Porch Sale on Saturday May 23rd. Hours: 10-4. Come in and check out our shop specials for that day after you've browsed our porch sale items. For those of you who are new, the items on the porch are donations from fellow stitchers. Give a DONATION for the items you like and all proceeds from the porch sale will be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
So that means, I will start accepting donations on the 1st of May. Go through your stash! Donate what you no longer want! Remember, your unwanted stash could be someone else's treasure.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I'm not so great in describing color but I'm going to tell you a little about the new fabric I picked up in Nashville at Market. Some may have been around a while but others are brand new, so here goes. Picture This Plus always has new fabric at the Nashville Market and I picked up several new colors. Barnwood, in 28 count Lugana, is very chocolate in color and quite marbelized in dark and light areas; Earthen is a nice tannish color with some greenish tones and comes in 28 Cashel and 14 Aida ( you must remember that linen, evenweave and aida all take the dyes differently and the color can vary greatly from one fabric to another); Shale is an overdyed grayish color in 28 Cashel and 14 Aida; Whimsy, in 32 Belfast, is a springy lavender; Crystal Meditation is a 28 Cashel, sparkly medium blue, like the sky, with small shots of a lavender color coming out now and then. 28 count Country French Blue linen is a blue-gray color; 32 lugana pink waterfall, a medium pink overdye; and 28 hand-dyed Jobelan in Pink Dahlia, a darker pink. We also restocked on some basic R&R and Weeks Dye Works fabrics in popular and standard colors.
But the biggest news yet for this post, is the fibers from THREADWORX have finally arrived. 196 gorgeous skeins of color. I played with them the day they came in, admiring the colors and organizing them on rings. Some are solid in their color, others varigate the color and still others change color completely, like Christmas Time, #1085, which is red and green and Christmas Candy, #1086, which is red, green and white; Morning Glory, #1080 is lavenders and blues, while Lady Slipper, #10811, is pinks and greens. You need to see these colors to believe! The Threadworx floss comes in 5 yard skeins and retails for $2.35 each. They would be great used in a project with a monocramatic color theme. Like the Christmas Time would probably look great in one of JBW's Christmas tree charts or use one of the spring colors like Wildflowers, #10592 in her new A Very Merry Spring. I'm going to pick one of the colors and stitch up Ink Circles new Pot of Luck and see what I get. 20 yard skeins are available at a very reasonable price and can be special ordered. If you are doing a very large project, this would be a very cost effective way to go. Threadworx overdyed six-strand embroidery floss is 100% Egyptian Giza cotton. Also available in overdyed Pearl in #3, #5, #8 and #12. (These may be special ordered.)
Threadworx (previously sold as Needle Necessities) has been around for a while and I think they will stay around with their beautiful color selections.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Market was great, as usual and very over-whelming. So many designers and so much product. There were fewer designers this year but still impressive.
Many more new charts are here - these are but a few. Primitive Needle has A & E (Adam and Eve), Cape Cod's Girls and Earth Sampler; Homespun Elegance has Treasure Box II , Welcomes 'A Plenty VII and The Stitching Lady; Little House Needleworks has Traveling Stitcher, a cute graph to attach to a stitching 'purse' to carry accessories and floss; Country Cottage Needleworks has Bayside Bungalows, a must for those with a shore house.
Again, these are just a few of the "NEW" from the Nashville Market. I'm having trouble staying linked to the web so I'm leaving you for now. When we return, we'll talk about all the new fabrics I brought back. See ya and keep stitching. Carolyn