Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hey! It's time for the kids to go back to school and the heat is returning! Wanted to update you on the Labor Day Weekend hours. I will NOT be open on Sunday Sept. 5 but will be OPEN on Sunday Sept. 12 from 11-2. That Sunday will be part of our BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL.

This September, we will have an extended BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL. From Saturday September 11 thru Saturday September 18, we will be offering 20% off all everything in the shoppe. There are some items we'd like to move, so we will be offering better discounts on those items (some of which are Pine Mountain kits and punch needle supplies and kits). So, start making those lists for supplies you may need. It's time for you to take time for yourself, now that the kids will be back in school.

You may have heard that Crescent Colours was increasing the price on her overdyed threads. Well, the Belle Soie Silks will go up in price, but she recalculated her costs and decided to keep the price of the cotton floss the same.

The 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Issue just arrived. We will be calling those who have reserved a copy. Stop in and pick one up as they are in limited quantities.

Stop in and check out our new charts!

Keep Stitching!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hey, Stitchers! There are only 135 days until the end of the year. Do you know what that means? There are even less until Christmas!!! Have you started your Christmas stitching yet? If not, you better decide on smaller items - towels and bread covers are still very useful. Some of the bread cover and towel designs can be made into table runners and bands for baskets and candles and candle jars. These all make good gifts. Make a bread cover and give a fresh baked loaf of bread and a basket or a dozen Chistmas cookies as a small gift to friend or neighbor when visiting over the holidays. Create a band and buy a nice basket and fill with goodies or wrap around that candle jar. Think! Create! You can do it! Create a special ornament for that special friend. I have several customers that come in every year looking for an idea for an exchange with several friends. They create ornaments for those friends and exchange them at their Christmas party. What a great idea. Take a chart you have and pick it apart and create an ornament from just part of the chart. Make your own!!!

Cricket Collection has 4 new charts coming out: The Monster and the Macabre, Autumn, Winter and Fresh From the Oven. Here's some pics.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hey, it's me again. Just read Blackbird Design's blog and wanted to show you the next Anniversary of the Heart and the first bonus pattern. I really like the bonus pattern but probably will never do it because I don't like stitching
These should be in shoppes in about 2-3 weeks.
Hi! Got another image of the front of the upcoming 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Issue and was able to upload it to the blog. Check it out! I really like the Love and Joy ornament. I always like to check out the front cover and try and guess who the designers are for each ornament. Sometimes I am really way off base with my guesses. But, it's fun anyway.

August is slipping by quickly. It's the middle of the month already. Little House Needleworks has shown her next ornament, Under the Tree
It should be on it's way to the shop early next week.
Don't forget, sign up to reserve YOUR copy of the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Issue.
They should be out mid September.
Have a great weekend and keep stitching.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hi, Stitchers! Wondering where I've been since it's been so long since I updated my blog? Well, yes, I've been in and out of the hospital again!!!! This is getting old...really old, real fast. This time I was in for cellulitis in my leg. Let me tell you. They told me it's painful, but I didn't believe I could ever be in so much pain. I eventually had to hit the 'hard stuff' and even that didn't really help. I felt like I had a continuous cramp in my entire leg, especially my calf. But thank God, that had 'moved on'! Yeah! I woke up early this AM and got out of bed, carefully, and realized that the 'cramp' was, magically, gone!!!!!!!!! My leg is still sore and swollen and can't be bumped but I feel like I've got myself back. And boy, does it feel good.

On to JCS news. The class we offered in July went very well. We had 6 students and they all did very good learning some new stitches and pulling threads and doing needleweaving. It was fun. I've never done needleweaving and it was so cool to see how easily and quickly you can weave and twist the threads in a piece of needlework.

New to the shop? Prairie Schooler has come out with her 2010 Prairie Schooler Santa. He's a skaker this year. She's put out 4 additional charts. 'Sweeping Cobwebs 'is great for old time looking Halloween characters. ' October' is her "monthly" chart and very colorful with oranges, teals, dark brown, reds and golds. 'And to All a Good Night' has a large sampler full of Christmas designs. The smaller piece would make a cute pillow for the holidays. 'Snowy Nights' is her typical Christmas ornaments on felt.

It's finally time to preorder your issue of Just Cross Stitch 2010 Special Christmas Issue. We are ordering in a limited quantity this year so now is the time to put your name on the list! Just call or email us at and we will add you to our list. Tried to upload a photo of the cover to the blog but was not successful. If you stop in, you can see a picture of the cover.

Now that it is August already, don't forget to use your August special summer coupon.

Boy, isn't the year really rushing by? But thankfully, the weatherman said the other day that August should not be as hot as July was. Maybe we'll really have nice fall this year with lots of pretty fall colors. Let's hope.