Saturday, June 29, 2013


We will  be having a 20% off Red, White and Blue Event  from Wednesday July 3 through Sunday July 7.  Note we will be closed Thursday July 4th.  Come in and check out our selection of cross stitch charts, fabrics, flosses and accessories and receive a 20% discount on your purchases.  Frequent buyer cards will not be redeemed or punched during this week long event.

We've just got in some new Christmas and Halloween charts.  Now's the time to start stitching those designs to get them finished for this year.  Don't forget, we can frame your pictures and finish those stand-ups or pillows for you.  Compare our prices to those 'discount' stores who are always offering 40% discounts on their already inflated prices.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013


I just received the new Halloween and Christmas Prairie Schooler charts and here they are....

This year's  Santa 2013  is marking time.....tick, tick...

Red and green color Nordic Holiday...

Happy Christmas  is very colorful when done on the black.  I think I'm going to do a pillow of just the top section for the holiday...maybe on a 10 count black so it's a little larger.

Trick or Treat is great for Halloween.  Create the two little ones for ornaments on your Halloween Tree.  Try stitching them on a larger fabric and create a piece to hang on your door.

And here are nine more ornaments  for your Halloween Tree in  Boo Moon.

And finally, her 'mini'  Halloween for 2013...Double, double.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Believe it or not, we are getting to see the first six new Loose Feathers charts.  They are stitched and framed.  The bird will be the first released.  It looks like a great series.  I had been afraid we would not know what the next one looks like, but Blackbird Designs has released pics early and here they are:

Done on Abecedarian Blend from R&R ,  all 12 will be framed alike. The designers imagine them hung in a grouping on a wall.  Wonder what 4 would look like in a quilted wall hanging.............

Saturday, June 15, 2013


It's time to sign up for 2013 Loose's going to be different.  This year there will be 12 designs released monthly, starting in the beginning of July.  The theme, this year, is to create designs that have been inspired by their love of family and samplers.  The idea is to frame each of the 12 pieces and group them together on a wall.  The grouping should be approximately 34x22.  The size of the first sampler is 6x6.  Others will vary in size.

The designs will be stitched on R&R 30 ct linens and will be using hand-dyed threads.

Give me a call or email and reserve your place in the 2013 Loose Feathers Club.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Beautiful new Sampler

Theresa Baird  of Heart's Ease Examplar Workes is a very talented designer.  A resident of Delaware, she  taught her stacking biscornus from her Mary Sophia's sewing set this year at the Schwenkfelder Museum's  Penn Dry Goods Market Days in Pennsburg, PA.   A sampler, entitled Maryland Inspiration won the Frank Lloyd Wright Award for Outstanding Original Design at the 49th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibit and her Mary Sophia's Pennsylvania German Sewing Set won a first place ribbon at the same exhibit.

Once again, she has taken a First Place Ribbon at the 50th Woodlawn exhibit, this year, for her Stone House on the BrandyWine.  Here is a pic of the beautiful sampler.  I tried to enlarge the pic in the hopes you would be able to read the beautiful verse, but the entire sampler did not show.  The stitch count is 297x447.  Done on a 40ct Lakeside Linen (Maple Sugar), the finished design would be 14.85x22.35.  The price of the chart  is expected to be $35.00.  Threads used are Belle Soie silks or Needlepoint Silk.

Be the first to get this lovely new sampler.....reserve your copy today!