Friday, June 24, 2011


  • We will be open Sunday July 3 from 11-2. Stop in and check us out.

  • PIZZA NIGHT ---Friday July 8, 2011 from ?-10 pm. $15.00

  • WOOL MITTEN ORNAMENT CLASSES---- Thursday July 14 from 7-9 and Saturday July 16 from 1-3. $25.00

Once again we will have a PIZZA NIGHT Stitching session. Come sit and enjoy a pizza dinner and have fun stitching with old and new friends. Come whenever you like Friday afternoon and stay till whenever, but we do close the doors at 10 PM. Register now and save a seat. $15.00 per person.

We will be offering a WOOL MITTEN ORNAMENT CLASS, taught by Kathy, on Thursday July 14 from 7-9 and again on Saturday July 16 from 1-3. It's time to start thinking about Christmas and this is a great way to start. Our mittens, shown above, are cut from felted wool. Back and front are stitched together using the buttonhole stitch - very easy to learn if you don't already know how to do it. You will be given lots of ideas on how to decorate your ornament for the class and others you may like to make on your own. We'll also give you ideas on other shapes that will make, easily, into ornaments. The models shown are decorated with a wool heart and a button of your choice. They are enhanced at the cuff with Hot Wire. Hot Wire is made by Kreinik and is a metallic cord around a wire that can create just about any shape you'd like and then is tacked down or glued, depending on the materials with which you are working. Just think of how you can use this new product. It would make great garland on a Christmas tree ornament or decor on a Christmas ball ornament. Ideas just keep coming. Kathy, the instructor, is a quilter of both regular cotton quilts and felted wool quilts and penny rugs used mostly for decoration. You will receive a kit to create an ornament and all necessary materials and lots of ideas. All you need to bring is a pair of scissors that will cut the wool. Additional kits will be available for purchase.
Sign up now for the class, seats are limited. $25.00 per person.


Here's the tentative front cover for the 2011 Loose Feathers first, of three, releases. Alma said strawberries and birds was the inspiration and so it is. She also said all three could be stitched on a long strip of linen and I wondered which way it would go. As we can see from the picture, it is horizontal, as from the layout of the alphabet. Enjoy and sign up today for your copy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011



Arriving in mid July (supposedly) --- Blackbird Designs new Loose Feathers series for 2011!!!
A series of three charts, each chart will contain a featured pattern and 2 bonus charts. The photo above is of one of the first bonus charts. The first booklet's theme is strawberries and birds. The other two booklets will arrive September and November. Each featured design can be stitched and framed individually or stitched on a 'long piece of linen'. That will be your choice, fit together or stand alone.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Here it is!! Part 2 of the Mystery Sampler. Pricing them today and calling you who have signed up for the project. How far are you on the sampler? I'm still on the border. But I'm gonna try to get caught up by starting the middle section and working border together.

Lizzie Kate auto has just arrived today and with it her Autumn Alphabet and 2 snippets. The special edition kit, Life's a Beach is in limited quantity and looks really summery. Great gift for that flip flop lover!

Her boxers this year are a series of Inspiration Boxers. The first one I found very close to my heart and I will do it, probably before the Mystery Sampler: " I know God won't give me anything I can't handle; I just wish he didn't trust me so much!" The next 2 in the series are just as profound and pictured on the back of this boxer.

Gotta go and price all the goodies.

Almost forgot! Mark Friday July 8 on your calendar - our next Stitch Night! Menu's up in the air, may just be another pizza night! Suggestions?

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Just arrived, is the Just Cross Stitch Christmas preview issue. How about getting a head start on your ornaments this year!

Dictionary Series - Chart brings the series to a total of 4, adding to Stitch, Scissors and Needle.
Littlehouse Needleworks brings the next ornament Pine Tree Inn, followed by Silent Night. Her daughter, Country Cottage Needleworks has A Day at the Beach. This is a great chart because you can pull mini pieces from it.

Littlehouse Needleworks is also bringing out Colonial Welcome and her first reproduction sampler Melicent Turner Sampler. She says she is very well pleased at how the repro sampler turned out, afterall, she took out all the 'original' mistakes in counting and using too many threads in a stitch.

Want to do just a couple of 'words' for the upcoming holidays of Halloween and Christmas?

Here's just what you need! How about putting a 'word' on a grapevine wreath or fir wreath along with a few decorations for the appropriate holiday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Talk about days going from bad to worse. Tuesday didn't start out well at home. Came in and opened; Verizon came about 10:30 to add a second and separate phone line to the shop. He did it. Also told me the work order said I wanted my original phone line moved and he did that. Hour later, I talked to a fellow shop owner in NJ for a few minutes. 2 hours later I called Paula back and she said she was trying to get me for almost 2 hours and kept getting a doctor's office, here in my mall complex and the number coming up on her phone was not Just Cross Stitch but the doctors' office. Well, Verizon had joined my phone service on their line. When the phone rang in my shop, it was answered by their answering machine since it was actually a phone call for their office. Meanwhile I had been on the line with Verizon as I had no internet service.

Called back Wednesday AM at 10 and they promised me it would be fixed by 5 today! How can I operate a business when I have no phone line, no line for charge cards and no internet order to check on new items?????????? Well she was cool, calm and collected and said Verizon was sorry! Believe me, I was not exactly cool, calm and collected!!!!!!!!! Although I did apologize for my loud voice and complemented her on her training that kept her cool, calm and collected and she giggled and thanked me.

Well, if you've been trying to get me, now you know why I haven't responded. I wasn't dead - just slightly out of touch with the rest of the world. I am Back!!!!!