Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hey, how's this - two postings in one day. Forgot something very important. Memorial Day Porch sale. First off, we have a new name for this sale to benefit St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. I got some suggestions from my readers but nothing jumped out at me. Several days after the 'contest' deadline, Joanne, who works occasionally in the shop, gave me a suggestion that hit me. The new name is.......STASH TO TREAURE DAY!

The sale will be Saturday May 29, 2010 and run from 10-4. All donations received will be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. But first, I NEED Stash to be donated. Please drop off your donations now! We will set them up on a table in the front of the shop, since I no longer have a porch. We will segregate it somehow that you know exactly what is the Stash.

Running Tuesday thru Saturday, May 25-29, we will have a Memorial Day Event, offering 20% off all shop inventory. We will have a few stitched pieces available for purchase this week. These were intended for shop samples, were stitched but never framed. It's time to weed them out and find good homes for them.

Well, once again, that's all. Talk later.

Hi! How are you doing? Hope you've been stitching. And have I got some new designs for you! The above pictures are the new Cross Eyed Cricket charts that just arrived this morning. I'm itching to do the Peas & Q's, it so reminds me of a Quaker style sampler. The Picture Perfect looks really interesting to try. You mount your photo on mat board and attach to the top of the fabric then mount in the frame. Celebrate America is also calling to me - probably because of the red, white and blue theme. Summer is bright and colorful and is done on a purple fabric.

JBW Designs just sent us two collections, available only through JBW, so you'll see them here first. The Bunny Collection is a set of five designs, with a number of layouts. You could do one bunny as a birth sampler with a name and date; two bunnies could be placed side by side for twins; a collection of 3 bunnies, side by side, would just make a nice picture; 4 bunnies would make a great pillow. You have a great deal of variety with this chart. Fall Ornamentals contains 12 separate small designs that could be stitched individually or use 4 designs within the acorn border and finish as a standup easel. A charm pack accompanies Fall Ornamentals. The entire collection is similar to her 12 Days of Christmas.

Little House Needleworks has issued the next in their ornament series - Red House in Winter. It looks so vibrant that I had to start it last night. The house is done in Crescent Bing Cherry and is real rich. All other colors are DMC. (One of these days, I swear, I will get the hang of putting in pictures!!!!!)
Just got word yesterday, that Blackbird Designs has gotten their act together and the last Loose Feathers should be showing up by late May! YES!!!!
Guess that's all for now. I've seen some other charts that are nice and as soon as they arrive, I'll give you a peek at them. For now, keep stitching!!!