Friday, October 22, 2010

I can't believe that it is the end of October already. 2010 is almost over - it just doesn't seem possible. And in the middle of my disbelief, I realized something----I opened this shop in Lederach the last Tuesday of October! I HAVE BEEN HERE ONE YEAR! Can you believe that?

We need to celebrate and since it is too late to plan a party, I've decided to give you a coupon to use over the next two weeks. Don't forget our hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10-4 and Thursday until 7; the first Sunday of the month, 11-2. Print out this coupon and bring it in on any day from Tuesday October 26 thru Sunday November 7 and earn a 20% discount on any one in-stock item of your choice.

If you can't make it in, call or email your order, mention the coupon from the blog and I will honor the 20% discount on one item.

Country Cottage Needleworks has two new charts arriving, probably, next week.

Both are done in her pastel colors. If you like a little more color, darken her colors or darken the fabric used and her colors will appear to 'pop' more.

I would like to thank my customers for following me from Limerick and all my new customers who have found me here in Lederach. Many thanks to all! I love cross stitching and know you do too. Don't forget to 'treat' yourselves and take the time to stitch. Keep stitching and I'll be able to stay here to keep you in supplies.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey Stitchers! How are you? Just wanted to check in and show you some pictures of soon to be arriving charts. The snowman is from Lizzie Kate and is Snowman Snippet '10. He's created in wintry colors of aqua, teal,burgundy, dusty rose, olive green, chartreuse and white. The embellishment pack includes 2 hand-dyed buttons and white crystal beads.

Where's the Party? LK's newest Quick-It includes the chart and golden beads. And, he's very anxious to be invited to YOUR party! Lizzie Kate's new charts should ship to shops on Nov 2.

Littlehouse Needleworks' newest chart - Winter Band Sampler is just lovely. Done on 28ct Clay in DMC's, it looks quite vibrant. I believe it has been released to distributors, so maybe we'll see it Friday on Hoffman's new chart listing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hey Stitchers! It's another nice day, before the rain starts again. Oh, but those rainy days are nice for stitching and reading and , of course, napping. But I will be working, so I won't be able to do any of those things. Last night I went to see a one woman show on Mrs. Deborah Franklin, that's right, Ben's wife. It was good. Only an hour, but I got what I thought I would get, lots of new insights into Ben. (Talk about 'absentee' husbands and fathers.)

Got home about 8:15 and spent the rest of the evening twisting overdyed flosses to hang on their little peghooks. Twisted over 300 skeins, so that kept me busy for the evening and I didn't have time to stitch. Just finished LHN new Belle Pepper and am now working on her ornament, All Is Calm.

Here's pics of new things to come. Joy to the World is LHN's 12th ornament. But don't despair, as she will be doing another year of ornaments. Snow White is a monochromatic done on 28 count Rosemary. I have a 32 called Beach Walk that is a good substitute and I think I'll use it.Any color fabric can be used and you can change the floss color if you want.

Blackbird Designs next house is Moonlight Visitor; out in a couple of weeks.

A new designer in the shop is C Street Samplerworks. They do historic reproduction samplers and original designs. I have one of each style currently in the shop. Their original design is real cute, and for me, very appropriate. The second chart is a Quaker sampler, which I still continue to like.

Well, that's it for now. Keep stitching and enjoy yourself.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Forgot to include these in my previous post. From Lizzie Kate....Falalala and Merry Little Bird are both kits. The Merry Little Bird's bird is premade and all you need to do is stuff and attach the button to finish it after stitching. Real EASY!!!!!

Hi! These are some of the new charts arriving soon. Just above, the two are of the new Blackbird Designs. The left one is Flowers of the Field and includes charts for both the sewing bag and a pincushion. The right one is Waiting for the Harvest - a spooky pincushion stitched on 32 ct R&R American Chestnut with GA Dark Chocolate. Of course, you can not only change the fabric, but you can also change the floss. I did just that on a chart from La D Da called Pumpkins Three. She called for it to be stitched in Black on WDW Havana. I chose to do it on Picture this Plus 28ct with Gentle Art Gingersnap. I wanted something lighter and brighter.
Shakespeare's Peddler's new charts and kits will be arriving soon. Jenny Bean Friendship Sampler and Jenny Bean 2010 Christmas are really nice. The Friendship Sampler has a special Gentle Art Floss packet and we will have them, if you are interested. The Sampler Roundy is a kit. She had a few left over from the St. Charles Market and I ordered just in time.
More from market is due and could come in anytime. So keep an eye out or call or email with a request.
Take care and keep stitching.