Here's a free chart from Classic Colorworks....free that is with the purchase of the threads to stitch the piece. We've just ordered in the kits and they should be shipped today. Holiday mail is definitely slowing down the post office, but I would think they should be here by Wednesday or Thursday.
Reserve your copy now, pick it up next week and start stitching this cute Christmas pic or pillow.
I'm posting a calendar for events during the month of December. Let me know how you like it and if you can read it okay. (You can left click on the calendar and it will enlarge.) Thinking about doing this for 2015.
Save a date and come visit us for our Inventory Clearance Sale. The entire shop will be discounted.
In January we will start our first round of FIRST FRIDAY STITCHING.... THE SPRING STITCH CLUB. The club starts on Friday January 2.
We meet on the first Friday of the month from 7-9pm and stitch a project that has something to do with one of the first 5 months of the year. You could stitch Valentine, Patriotic, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, snowmen, flowers...anything that happens in the first 5 months. (Later in June, we'll switch to our Halloween Stitch.) The cost is $25.00 for the 5 months. If you don't think you can dedicate the First Friday of each month, you could 'visit' us when possible and pay $5.00 for each night you come.
Sign up today, before you get too busy with the Holiday preparations. Call and reserve a seat. You don't want to miss out on all the fun we have on this special night!
You all know the little chat we are going to have. I hate winter weather and the older I get the more it 'shakes' me up. I don't want to take a foot outside when it's around.
So, if the weather is questionable, please give the shop a call and make sure I'm here. Some times I'll arrive late or leave early and I don't want you to make a needless trip and have you upset at me because I'm not at the shop. Shop number is 215.513.9373
Have you seen the charts you can stitch a design on perforated paper and add the design to a mini sled ornament? They are really cute. There are about 10 different charts for the cute sleds. However, somebody 'goofed' and there are no more sleds available till Spring of 2015. So here we sit with all these designs to stitch and no where to put them....or is there a place? Well there is!
Take a design for the sleds and stitch it or stitch a name. Take a tag....change up the brown tie to a red and white peppermint twist tie....add the stitched design or name and, voila, you've got a gift tag that can be used as an ornament. Stitch designs, names, dates, anything you want and create a cute tag/ornament. We have the tags available and they are inexpensive. The peppermint ties are available by the yard. Stop in and check them out!!
There's a new designer in the shop....Grandma Kringle's Folk Art and Needlework Designs. I first saw her owl and then I did some googling and found her blog and other designs and knew I'd like to carry them in the shop. I'm not a great fan of owl's, but I thought this one was really cute....guess the patriotic accessories really caught my eye and I know I'm going to have to stitch him.
Well, here they are.....4 ornaments from Grandma Kringle:
All is Calm
Stop in and check them out! Quick and easy stitch...Easy finishing...Great Christmas gift!
The 2015 edition of the Fiber & Fabric Mania Travel Guide is due to ship November 25....so reserve your copy Now!. It is the only travel guide that lists all U.S. fiber and fabric shops. That includes quilt, yarn, needlepoint, CROSS STITCH, embroidery, spinning and weaving shops.
This edition includes over 5,000 shops complete with state maps and detailed listings by city.
New from Little House Needleworks in November is Lantern Lane. Stitched on 30ct Northern Cross linen, natural, the stitch count is 199x125.
Also new from LHN, is a series of 12 sampler styled ornaments, using Classic Colorworks fibers. The stitched size is approximately 3,5 inches on 32ct R&R Winter Brew. (The first 4 ornies all use the Winter Brew fabric.) Fibers used are: Sassy Brass, Ginger Snap, Eggshell, Cherry Cobbler, Roasted Chestnut, Weeping Willow and Caterpillar. These colors will be used throughout the entire series.
The first ornament will be released in December, so sign up now to get your sampler styled ornaments. Call or email me to have your name added to the list so you get all 12. I usually don't get involved in a series but I'm going to do this one. Not yet sure if they'll become ornaments or just a small pillow. Will have to wait and see.
Just arrived from Plum Street Samplers are Autumn Fraktur, above, and The Autumn Tart, below. I think I might mount the Autumn Tart on a circular form and trim out with twisted cord for an ornie. I love Pennsylvania German fraturs and know I've got to do this one. But before I start it, I need to do Scattered Seed Samplers, show below,Hannah's Thankful Heart. If I stick with it, I should have it done for T-day. Also in from Plum Street are The Birthday Tart and A Primitive Moodkeep. Stop in and check them out.
For you snowman lovers, here's 2 from Val's Stuff, in one chart....All I Want for Christmas.
Yes, I know, we haven't even seen Halloween yet, but have you noticed, Christmas is already in all of the stores? And the Christmas charts are appearing.....
Little House Needleworks gives us a cute cardinal on Seasons Greetings.
Imaginating offers up Let's Deck the Halls, above. and Let's Be Jolly, a very round snowman.
Third in the 2014 ornament series from Country Cottage Needlework is Snow Love. I really like the shape on this one.
Jingle comes from Cross Eyed Cricket. I think it makes a really nice pillow, but I'm apt to leave off the ruffle and just use the cording.
By the Bay brings us a variety in Angels of the Holy Night. You could use her suggested color scheme or easily change it....you can become your own designer. Start now and you could finish some of these for this holiday!
Dames of the Needle brings us Santa's Sleigh Ride stitched on 28ct Milk Chocolate. Starry Witch is stitched on 30ct Carrot but we've got a variety of orange colors available, including a beautiful overdye in 14ct Aida.
Hinzeit's Wicked Witch has charms included in the chart.
I love cats, and I love this Miss Isabelle Black from a new designer to the shop, Scattered Seed Samplers. Guess you already know I'm going to have to do this one!
Another chart, from the same designer, is Harvest Hares Pinkeep. A nice size pillow finishing out at about 7x4 on a 32ct fabric.
Last, but not least, from Little House Needleworks comes another in the Hometown Holiday Series, the Firehouse and a monochromatic color scheme on natural, Moonlight. I've been thinking about this one and I think it would finish up nicely as a standup and maybe change the fabric color.
Well that's it for today. Gotta go and do some stitching! Stop by soon and check out these and other new designs. See ya!
Time is marching on at a very fast pace. Saturday November 15, 2014 is the deadline for receiving framing and finishing needed for Christmas. Any items received after this date are not guaranteed to be finished before the holiday.
So beware! Get stitching and finish those pieces that will be gifts and get them in to be finished or framed.
Alternative finishing idea for BBD's Cats on Parade on perforated paper. I laced it on at the back of the jar and put in a mini string of lights. Wanted to have it flicker so I need to get another string that does flicker, but I'm very pleased with the results.
I love White Pumpkins and The Scarlett House has put out Penny Pumpkin and a regular pumpkin called Pumpkins & Bittersweet. I think both of these are on my 'to do' list.
Homespun Elegance has 3 new ornament charts just released this year: Olde Saint Nicholas, Merry Christmas Wishes and Snowmen Everywhere. The colors just don't show up really good in these pics. They are much more colorful.
Scissortail Designs just released her Snowflake Ornaments. They complement her Snowflake Tree.
Lastly, Amaryllis Needleworks has brought out another beauty...The Quaker Keeper.
Just Cross Stitch, dedicated to counted cross stitch, supplies, framing and finishing, is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia, just minutes from historic Valley Forge. Located in Limerick, PA (Brickhouse Shoppes), we are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-3 and the first Sunday of the month 11-2.
Our address is 308 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468.