Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hi, fellow stitchers....

Rain, rain, go away!!!!!!!! It's terrible today. And on this depressing day, I've just read some depressing news. Carriage House Samplings is giving up designing. Go check out her blog at If you want any of her charts, order them now! We will only be able to get her charts thru June 30th. So, if you've been thinking about any of her charts or to fill in a missing Hawk Run Hollow chart, decide now and order. She doesn't say what she is going to be doing, but I know she's really into her jewelry these days and I guess she prefers designing jewelry to her cross stitch patterns.

Lizzie Kate auto is to ship tomorrow, so we might have the new charts in the shop this week, or certainly by Tuesday, next week. A new giggle boxer, Dog Lessons for People and the last of the green flip-its are due out.

Don't forget, I will not be open Easter Sunday, but will be here on Sunday April 11, from 11-2.

Have a good Easter.

May be back tomorrow or Thursday when new charts are arriving.

Take Care and keep stitching.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hi! How's the weather going for you? It's been beautiful!!!! But, I don't trust Mother Nature. I believe she's going to get us at least one more time this year. Hope I'm wrong!

We've been getting some new things in the shop since market. New charts are still coming out. Little House Needleworks has two new charts out - her new Monthly ornament #5, Winter Sheep should be in the shop today. Her new chart Robin Hood is just out and ordered. But note, there are 2 mistakes in the chart, both spelling mistakes: Sheriff is spelled on the chart with 2 r's and she tells you to just delete the one r and keep stitching; Lady Marian is actually spelled with two a's and she uses an o , so just replace the o with an a and you'll be okay.

Country Cottage Needleworks is putting out The Book Store and it's a cute blue house.

We've just gotten in a new stitching 'toy' that's neat. It's a Mini-Clip Magnifier Light. A 3.5 inch diameter magnifying lens with 2.25x magnification (5-diopter). The 7 inch flexible arm allows you to find a comfortable working position and the spring clamp is great for easy attachment to a table or frame. There is a double LED light and the 3 batteries are included. A great buy for under $21.00. This magnifier is also great for hobbies and crafts and electronics, not just for needlework.


Don't forget to start packing up that unwanted needlework stash for our Memorial Day Weekend Porch Sale, proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. You can start dropping off your items anytime after April 15. I've had a lot of calls so I'm hoping we get a lot of good stuff. Thanks for your support in donations, both stash and cash.

Keep stitching...


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hey, Stitchers! It's been a while. I got behind trying to get ready to go to market and I'm just starting to dig myself out. I really feel behind the eight ball. But now that the weather's been so nice, I'm starting to feel better. I had no trouble with my trip to Nashville. Saw snow all the way till I was west of Knoxville. But the roads were all dry, with no snow near them. I didn't even hit any rain. Someone was looking out for me on my trip. Brought back some new fabrics and of course new charts and kits. Here are a desciption of a few.

CherryWood Design Studio has a nice chart - A Stitcher's Story, talking about the stitches we've learned, who taught them to us and the fact that we plan to teach them to others. Chessie and Me has a kit called Chessie's Fern, a scissor fob and a pincushion. They would make a cute pillow and could even be framed. Miss Chessie's Tuffet is a kitty scissor fob and a larger biscornu. Strawerry Banke is her new sampler. Keslyn's new pattern ow or on the side of your stitching bag - My Day Complete. A design done all in one varigated color, stating "I cannot count my day complete till needle thread and fabric meet". We've another design from her, Blush.

Island Cottage NeedleArts gives us Harvest Moon, a saltbox house under a crescent moon and a big black crow. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, done in black and red is a large sampler from Heartstring Samplery. Jenny Bean is still designing (Shakespeare's Peddler) and gives us the Humble Servant Sampler. We have a Gentle Art Thread Pack for this chart.

Jeannette Douglas has given us the Autumn and the Spring Biscornu Stackers. A set of 3 mini biscornus, stacked and tied together. They are really cute. Sue Hillis continues her line of pirates with Shiver Me Timbers - a pirate snowman chart and a post stitch chart - Burned to Perfection, which has a barbecue grill charm.

Lizzie Kate has come out with the ABC's of Aging Gracefully. She tells us we must Gather friends, Ignore convention, Mend fences, Spoil babies, Volunteer and many more - 26 in all.
She just let us know that the next 3 Green flip-its, a new Giggle boxer and Dog Lessons for People will be mailed on 3/31. The following auto will offer a 2010 Christmas Rules DoubleFlip series and the ABC's of Halloween. She is good at teasing us about what's coming.

Erica Michaels has a new chart Time & Seasons. We look through a 4 pane window to a scene outside with flowers, animals and a tree. However, each of the panes shows the scene in a different season. It's really cute and would look done on 28ct fabric.

Well gotta go. This program today is giving me a problem. First it won't save and I have to retype half of it and then it published the post before I wanted it to.

Oh My Technology!!!!!!!

Keep Stitching!