Saturday, January 21, 2012


Absinthe and Purple Rain to the left followed by Grape Vine, Sanguine and Grits.

Brand new colors just released at the Phoenix Needlework Show this weekend by Weeks Dye Works. Sanguine and Purple Rain are also released in 30ct fabric.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


The shoppe will be closed on Thursday Jan. 19, 2012. I will be attending the funeral of my cousin and Godmother. She lived a long and active life, almost 95, and she will be greatly missed.

Also wanted to inform some of my inquiring customers, that the wrought iron easels are back in stock. Sold out most of them at the holiday and they are now back in the 5 inch and 12 inch high sizes. Don't assume the 12 inch would be too high -- an 8x8 frame looks good on the 12 inch. Remember, you loose about 2 inches at the bottom for the 'legs' and 2 inches showing over the frame looks nice.

Lila Studio, our local designer has a new chart out this week and here it is - wedding sampler. Don't forget, you could stitch this in any color you might choose. How about stitching it in a color from the wedding?

Just one more thing. My computer is becoming cantankerous and I think it needs to go see the computer doctor. So, I may not be able to get to emails in a timely manner for the next week or so. So use that finger and 'dial' the phone and talk to me if you need something.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Charts this Week

Isn't he a fabulous Santa? Heaven and Earth Designs released Portrait of Father Christmas in mid December and I just ordered it in. The entire design is completely stitched and is based on artwork by Dean Morrissey. I love Santas and I saw this and knew that I had to have the chart. I may just 'frame' the chart because I don't know when I will have time to do it. It's stitched on 25ct linen over 1 OR 18 count aida. It will finish at at least 16x20 (larger on 18 count).

The next 2 are again for Christmas. I don't know why designers release Christmas charts in December. They should work like retail does and you're always thinking at least 3 to 6 months ahead. Jingle all the way is by The Scarlett House. Simple and primitive. Primitive Greetings by Waxing Moon Designs is also new and either would look great if made into a large pillow.

Bent Creek released Quaker Easter Egg last year. I wanted to do it but the chart sold out. I just got a couple copies back in and I'm going to do it this year. Done on 32 count Summer Khaki, it is stitched with overdyes from both Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works and will give a finished size of 4x5.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New 2012 Ornaments from LHN

The first 2012 ornament is Blessed. Here is a glimpse of the new
ornament for the series. In case you aren't sure which ornament is which, I believe the new one is on the right bottom. All of the ornaments in this series will be done on different fabric colors. Sign up now for the new 2012 series!!!!!

Now that the weather has shifted cold and winter really feels like it is here, don't forget our weather policy. You all know I'm a 'scaredy cat' when it comes to ice and the white stuff. I can't afford to take a fall. So, if you want to come to the shoppe and there is any question in your mind about the weather, please CALL first to find out if the shoppe is open and what my intentions are. Please be safe rather than sorry. There is always tomorrow for both of us. Thanks for understanding.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hope everyone had a Happy New Year. Now it's time to get back to work and stitching. Here's a pic of the February Word Play by Brenda Gervais. It's just as great as the previous months. I'm still working on January but I might skip ahead to February. It is to ship this week. Also scheduled to ship is the last of the BBD 2011 Loose Feathers, Winter.

We had a great time at our New Year Day's Stitch In and I started a new project - the Christmas Garden by Blackbird. I worked on it on Monday and see that tall center design at the bottom? I'm almost finished it. Just a couple red flowers to go and I'm done. Ready to start another motif.

Well, gotta go and start counting my inventory. Thanks to all who helped me reduce it last week.

Take care and keep stitching.