Saturday, October 29, 2011

Is this FALL or what?

I can't believe the weather today! SNOW!!!! Ugh!!!

We were talking in the shop and the old wives' tale is if it snows and a chicken can make tracks in it, the date on which it snowed, indicates the number of snows for the season. So look out - 29 snows for the winter. Oh boy, how I do hope it doesn't come true this year. But it has been so rainy that it just may continue over into snow.

So, if the weather is bad, PLEASE call ahead and make sure I'm here. I will be leaving early today. I get so stressed out about walking in this stuff- I don't want to slip and take a chance of damaging my 'new' knees. I imagine anyone out, today, is buying milk and bread and not really interested in a hobby.

I will be pricing some new charts to the shop from Hinzeit today and tonight I will be twisting Gentle Art threads that arrived today. So take care and stay safe and don't forget to call.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One day off...


My Big Toe has a new chart called A Very Faint Line that I thought was quite appropriate for some of us stitchers.

Lizzie Kate auto arrived with this new limited edition kit Be Jolly and a new quick , HoHoHo In A Row, that I think would look great finished as a flat hanger and hung on a door or in a green wreath with a big fluffy bow.

The final 3 in the 6 Fat Men series are in. The final Inspirational Boxer is here along with the Winter Alphabet.

Blackbird Autumn, part 2 of Loose Feathers, has arrived along with LHN new Snow in Love ornament and fabric.

Next to be opened is the box from R&R Reproductions containing the Abecedarian Blend for the Word Play charts. Counts for this fabric include 30, 35 and 40 so decide which count you want to use to do your Word Play charts.

Well, I better get back to work as I have some pricing to do.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Word Play from Country Stitches/New Years?

The October and November charts from the Word Play series are here. Hopefully the fabric will arrive next week in 30, 35 and 40 counts. I messed up and don't have email or phone numbers for a couple of you who signed up for the series. If you did, and I didn't contact you, give me a call or shoot me an email.

Blackbird Designs Autumn has been shipped by my disbributor and I'm looking to have it next week along with LHN's next ornament.

The La D Da Mystery sampler should ship 10/31 for those who have signed up for that series.

The other day I sent an email to all my customers about the 11/6 stitching. While typing the email, I wrote that this would be the last Stitch Night of the Year, and it hit me just how really close we are to the end of the year. 2012 is just about 70 days away! When I was working in the financial world, 2012 used to be my retirement year; now, it's just another year. My Mother always told be to be careful what I do on the first day of the New Year, as I would continue to do it all year long. And that got me to thinking about a possible Sitch Session on New Year's Day. (What could be better than knowing you would be stitching all year!) Anyone interested????
I thought it could be free in exchange for a healthy or non-healthy snack. Hours? Open to suggestion. Please let me know your pleasure so we can make plans.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

La D Da Mystery Sampler and More

La D Da is starting a 3 part mystery sampler. Here is a preview. Margaret Cottam Aged 9 is from an antique sampler she discovered. She's adapted it in her "la d da" style. Just got word today, that it will be shipped at the end of the month. Sign up now to make sure you get your copy as soon as it is released.

Also being shipped this month are the next Little House Needleworks ornament #10, Snow in Love, and Autumn from Blackbird Designs, part 2 of the 2011 Loose Feathers project.

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Releases

Second posting today. Been surfing the web and found pictures of 3 new Little House Needlework charts due out shortly.

One Last Fling and Holiday Finishing & Framing

Hey, how about one last fling before the 2011 holiday season hits us! We're holding a STITCH NIGHT, during the day, on Sunday November 6. We'll start at 12:00 noon and stitch thru the afternoon enjoying the company of fellow stitchers and enjoying drinks and snacks. Cost is $10.00.

For those who want to stay thru into the evening, we can talk about ordering some dinner in or bring a sandwich. Stitching will end at 8:00 P.M., or earlier, depending on what you want to do.

Email me at or call 215-513-9373 for reservations. Seating is limited.
Please be prepared to hold your reservation with a non-refundable $5.00 deposit. A credit card number will hold the reservation.

Don't forget for those who live in the area, we have a free stitching on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30. This is a small group and if 2 don't come, sometimes we cancel. So, if you are new to the group, please call first and make sure we are still stitching that evening. Everyone is invited; new and experienced stitchers welcomed!

HOLIDAY FINISHING: Our finisher has determined that all projects must be in by November 1 to guarantee return of finished items by December 15th.

HOLIDAY FRAMING: Any framing accepted before November 19th will be available before Christmas.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Here's the long awaited pattern from Blackbird Designs - number 2 of 3 in the 2011 Loose Feathers series. According to Alma, it's currently at the printers and should be in the hands of the distributors in about 2 weeks, who will then send it to the shoppes. So it is on it's way.

Here are some new charts that should be arriving in the shop by early next week. Of course, since I'm a great lover of Quaker, I love the Christmas design. I also like this tea design, since I'm a tea drinker, but I'd get rid of the fringes and maybe just frame it.