Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Rumor has it that Blackbird Designs will shortly be releasing 2 new charts for the holiday season!
Will let you in on more as additional information is released.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November Word Play

Lisa, an avid stitcher and customer, just emailed me this photo of her November Word Play. Doesn't it look great? I think the bittersweet is really great as it shares the same color with the stitching. She used an old piece of wool for the backing. I've just finished stitching December Word Play (I cheated and jumped ahead so it would be done in time) and I will create a pillow this weekend.

Thought this was great and if any of you have a photo of a piece you want to share, email it to me at the blog address. All stitchers are always interested in what each other is stitching and how it was finished and displayed.

Hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving. Of course, we will be closed that day. We will be open Friday and Saturday normal hours.

The deadline for Christmas finishing is here and gone. So if you are bringing anything in to be framed, I won't be able to promise it for Christmas. Also be aware, we don't do any framing the last week of the year or the first week of the new year.

Speaking of the New Year, we have quite a few interested in the Free stitching on New Year's Day so it looks like it's a go. If you are interested, give a call.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Cricket Collection has released 2 new seasonal charts Christmas and Sugar Cookies. The charts finish between 21 and 26 inches long and are between 4 & 5 inches high.

Brenda Gervais of Country Stitches is a very talented lady. Working in a variety of mediums, her primitive designs in cross stitch are released under the design name of With thy Needle and Thread. Here are 4 new designs: Sampler of the Season - Winter, Boughs of Holly, Merry Christmas to Ewe and December Word Play. They all are now available in the shoppe. For those of you who are working on the Word Play series (a design for every month), we have the fabric available in 30, 35 and 40 count.