Saturday, November 29, 2014


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

Friday, November 28, 2014


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!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014


 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:

Winter's Patriot

All is Calm

Winter's Night

Winter's Frost

Stop in and check them out!  Quick and easy stitch...Easy finishing...Great Christmas gift!

Friday, November 14, 2014


The 2015 edition of the Fiber & Fabric Mania Travel Guide is due to ship November 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.

It would make a great Christmas gift!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


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.