DON'T FORGET, NOW CLOSED ON
MONDAY AND TUESDAY




Thursday, June 28, 2012

 Another in her French Country line....French Country Owl.  She has a new series out called Stitch Alongs - all will be long and horizontal. The Great Pumpkin Alphabet is the first in the series.  Halloween Ornaments I, II, and III  - 4 mini ornaments to each chart.  They certainly would go a long way to decorate a Halloween tree.


And here's another ornament from Little House Needleworks...Six Little Cardinals.



DON'T FORGET, I WILL BE CLOSED THIS SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR THE JULY 4th HOLIDAY.


ENJOY AND HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

NEW LOCAL DESIGNER


Never before have I seen a new designer come to one of my distributors  and I immediately fell in love with almost all her designs.  Threadwork Primitives is a new designer to the shoppe and hails from Philadelphia.  I ordered just about every chart Hoffman Distributing Co. had to offer and  half were out of stock already.
I've sent an email to the designer and hope I can obtain them directly from her, since she's so local.

I've attached pictures of the charts I ordered  -  some are already in the shop and the others will appear, shortly, I hope.

Above is Happy 4th ,  reminiscent of older flag designs.



Bloom Sampler is cute with it's hopping hare.




Star Spangled Pinkeep is very patriotic and Be Ye Merry would be great for the holidays as an ornament.




Of course, this next one would be a favorite of mine - it's Halloween.  I like the way its finished with the little pocket on the right to hold the very fragrant Sweet Annie.  This is October Jack.




I like the design on this pincushion - Autumn Majesty  and it's followed by Falling Leaves.


Another favorite is Kringle's Crow....I like crows, too.




A particular favorite is Chelsea's Pinkeep.  I'm really attracted to this one, even though I don't really like to stitch alphabets.    The last, again is one I'll need to do, Enchanted Crow......after all it's both Halloween and crows (I'm really stuck doing this).


Check out Hoffman's website at www.hoffmandis.com where you can see all her patterns.  We can order any that you might like that I didn't order for the shoppe.  Also check out her blog at www.threadworkprimitives.blogspot.com.  Let's welcome her as a new designer!

Let me know what you think of her primitive designs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PRAIRIE SCHOOLER 2012 SANTA



 Prairie Schooler 2012 Santa is here and is joined by 2 Christmas charts:  Reindeer Roundup and O Christmas Tree.






Halloween charts this year are Heads Up - more to add to your Halloween tree and All Hallows Eve.






THEN, I got a big surprise when I realized there were more charts in the package.  She designed 2 smaller charts, a little larger than the yearly Santa and they were Halloween Designs.....So we have Knock Knock and Whoo's There?.    I think both are cute and they are both on my list to stitch....so much so that I started Knock Knock last night.  I want to finish both of them and finish them on an easel so they can stand anywhere and they will be a rather inexpensive finish.






Also in yesterday's mail, Cross Eyed Cricket charts arrived.  And once again, I know I have to do the bathing suit pillow from Summers at the Lake.  Just waiting for fabric to arrive (guess I don't have enough fabric to choose from-- ha,ha!)  These charts were pictured in a previous posting.

We had a great time at our first Black Hat Society meeting.  There are 14 members in the group.  We stitched Halloween and had a lot of laughs.  Waiting for the next meeting so I can get back to that WIP (Work In Progress)!

Gotta go and take floss inventory so... keep stitching!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Cross-Eyed Cricket Charts...arriving soon.


 Summers At the Lake - remember those old fashioned suits?   Of course I just remember them from old pictures and movies.    I think the pillow is really cute and another for my 'to-do' basket.



Cottage Welcome has a cute  'garden fence' welcome and quite a typical Cricket design.



 Sit For a Spell - what's it gonna be?  Eye of Newt or Wool of Bat? And exactly what are you creating the spell for?????




Witching Time....what more can be said for the pumpkin, witches hat, haunted house and moon face.