Wednesday, February 23, 2011


La D Da: Twinkle Twinkle and Flowery Alphabet

Kathy Schmitz:


Kringle Keepers

Elizabeth's Designs: New England Wool Works

All Through the Night: Halloween is in the Air and Use What Talents

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Here's 2 charts from Little House Needleworks arriving soon. Stay tuned for more pictures. You can check out for pictures of some new market charts. More will come probably later this week and next.
The left photo is of 4 charts that will arrive, with floss, every other month. I'm anxious to get the first one in - Spring. It's scheduled to be sent the 7th of March and then May, July and September.
The Garden Sampler should be arriving later this week. I will post some more charts tomorrow that are expected to arrive this week. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Temporary Thursday Hours

I forgot to tell you in the previous post about our new Thursday hours. The weather has been so bad and cold that everyone has been staying home on Thursday. I'm going to be closing at 5 PM on Thursday for the rest of the winter. If you need something or just want to browse, please give me a call ahead of time and I will be happy to stay for you. I mean it.

Littlehouse Needleworks just released a photo of her 2nd ornament for 2011 - Bringing Home the Tree. March's ornament will be Deck the Halls. Two more charts are due to be released in March - Liberty 1776 and Thirteen Colonies (which she describes as 'a big one!')

Hi Everyone! Our Feather Tree class is almost full - room for 1 or 2 more, so call now if you want a space. This tree can be used for Easter, Memorial Day and 4th of July and Christmas. It's very versatile.

The 11th house in the Anniversaries of the Heart series is in from Blackbird Designs. Evergreen Lane is here. The 12th one is to be released next week at the Nashville Market along with A Stitcher's Journey. Packed full of their teaching projects at retreats in 2010, this book weighs in at 52 pages.

Every day we go out searching the web for new designs showing up at Market. We've got quite a list, growing everyday. Designers use this venue to issue new charts. One designer sent me a note, announcing that she would have 10 new designs at market. Of course, this time of year always means new floss overdyed colors- new Weeks, Gentle Arts, Threadworx and Crescent Colours, floss and Belle Soie silks. New fabric colors usually come out at this time. Picture this Plus sent us new color swatches and we've ordered in a couple new overdyed colors from them.

Handblessings did the Piece/Peace Makers Quilt last year. A free pattern each month of quilt patterns. This year she has announced she will be doing the Baltimore Garden Quilt. This is an adaptation of the Baltimore quilt applique designs of the 1840's. It's a block of the month series enhanced with or without charms. I'm quite anxious to see it as I've always been partial to Baltimore style quilts. We will be carrying the free patterns as they are released and charm packs and, of course, the fabric and thread to stitch it. Give us a call or shoot an email if you want to be added to the list for this free series.

Well, time to start checking for new releases. Check back for more news!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Check these out!

Prairie Schooler auto arrived this week and they sent us 4 new charts. May continues the monthly series and I like crows, so I guess you can figure which one goes on my 'to do' pile.

Got some new charts for the Valentine day theme from The Stitcherhood and Lizzie Kate.

Also pictured is Little House Needleworks' Hillside Travelers. New Country Cottage Needleworks charts Bunny Hop and Sheep in the Meadow are also here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Ice! I hate ice. This winter is going to go down in history as far as I'm concerned.

But on the bright side, got the info for the Feather Tree Class. It is scheduled for Sunday March 20 from 1-4. The instructor, Joanne, says it takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete the tree. So we've scheduled for the max. The cost of the class is $35.00. A $20.00 nonrefundable deposit will hold your seat. I'm surprised at the interest in the class. We've got 7 signed up already, including me. One of my customers, Kathy, emailed me after seeing the tree and said it would be ideal for Memorial Day and 4th of July with Red, White and Blue ornaments on it. I think this is a great idea. So, one more use for the tree.

Came in at noon today and it's been quiet and I've gotten some work done. Going to go home now and stitch a little before dinner. Rest of the week should be pretty good so we'll see you at the SUPERBOWL EVENT on Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-2.