Saturday, December 19, 2015


Remember P. Buckley Moss and her designs turned into cross stitch by June Grigg?  Well, I was looking through some boxes and found a couple of her 1997 Christmas ornaments.  It is a full kit of goodies with chart and frame.  Price is the original price of $16.00.  Contact me ASAP if you want one.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Issue soon to arrive

Will be arriving soon.  Reserve your copy now.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Designs by Caryn Galindo brings us Bringing Home the Tree....cute and prim.  A great addition to your bowl of stitched Christmas pillows.  Stitch count is 83x56 and uses DMC threads.

Share the Joy of Christmas is from Abby Rose Designs.  Measuring 90x84 and done on a 30ct fabric with a finished size of 6x5.5.  GA and WDW threads are used and chenille trim is added.  Would look great finished flat with a hanger for a doorknob  or finished flat on an easel.

Another design from our Philadelphia designer...Threadwork Primitives, Let It Snow.  It is stitched on a 32 count fabric with GA Country Redwood (DMC 3777). Stitch count is 129x71.

Arriving soon are 3 new kits from The Bee Company.  Pattern, frame and wood buttons come for you to quickly stitch up the design and hang on your tree.  Maybe a little late for this year, but get them now and you'll have new ornies for Christmas 2016.  I've also ordered rectangle frames in red, cream and grey.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


It's time to start thinking about our First Friday stitch to start in the new year.  Since January 1st is on a Friday, we're going to postpone the first meeting until January 8, 2016.  Then we will switch back to the first Friday for the months of February through May.  Time will be 7-9pm.  Cost is $5.00 per meeting.

If you are not familiar with this group, we meet on the first Friday of the month and stitch a theme.   The Spring Stitch enables you to stitch a project with a theme that occurs in the first 5 months of the year. . . It could be snowmen, Valentines Day, Easter, flowers or Patriotic designs.  Your choice.

We are limited on space, so please reserve your seat for the January session.  If you don't, you may not be able to join the group.  In June, we switch topics and start a Halloween themed stitch through October.  This is a separate group and will take reservations for the Halloween stitch in May.

So consider it and join our First Friday's lots of fun with fellow stitchers and  you get to see what others are working on.  Call today and reserve your spot.

Friday, December 4, 2015


It's that time of the year when I need to remind you fellow stitchers that I am a 'fair weather' girl and the older I get the more so I get.  If the weather is a little iffy, please call ahead and see  if the shop is open or if I'm leaving early.

HOURS:  They are going to be different this year.  THE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS WEEK!  I will be open the next week and would like to invite you to participate in our Pre-Inventory Sale and Open Stitch.  So here are the days and hours spelled out:

Wednesday   December 23   Closed
  Thursday     December 24   Closed
   Friday         December 25   Closed
  Saturday     December 26   Closed

       Wednesday  December 30   10-4    SALE
       Thursday      December 31   10-2     SALE
                            Friday         January 1         12-4    SALE    and   OPEN STITCH
       Saturday     January 2         10-3    SALE
       Sunday       January 3         11-2    SALE

On January 1, I will be stitching at the shop.  My Mother always told me whatever I do on New Year's Day, I will do it all year long, so I'm not cleaning or working to organize things, I will be stitching, so stop by and bring your current project and stitch a while. If you are tired of football, stitch the afternoon away in good company and if you want to look around and take advantage of the Pre-Inventory Sale, that's up to you.

As far as the Pre-Inventory Sale goes, the  ENTIRE  shop will be on sale!  Everything will be discounted. Please buy it so I don't have to count it!!!  This  sale extends to those who follow my blog.  If you want something, call and if I have it, you can share in the sale prices and I can mail it to you.

I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Here's an overview of the new 11 piece design from Country Cottage Needleworks....Gingerbread Village.  Scene one...the middle one...the Train and the one to the left, Gingerbread Girl and Peppermint Tree Colorworks and DMC's.

are available now.  Stitch the pieces individually as ornaments, cubes or flat folds, or all as one.  The size on the overall piece is 220x184, stitched on a 32 ct fabric.  The Train measures 110x60, with the remaining 10 squares around 55x60 each.  The flosses used are a combo of Classic

Let me know if you want the entire 11 projects and we'll put them back for you as they arrive.  The Jabco buttons used on each piece are optional, but sometimes the button will just make the piece.

Lizzie Kate is putting out one more Christmas kit this year...Very Merry Santa and he's finished as a pocket to hang on the tree, a peg or door knob or nestle it in greens. Fill him with goodies if you want.  He's really cute and I am doing one for myself.  The kit comes complete with stitching and finishing instructions, 28ct linen fabric, checked finishing fabric, hand dyed buttons and  French twill striped ribbon.  Reserve your kit today.  They are shipping this week and should be here soon.

Plum Street Samplers is releasing 3 new charts soon.  Merry Brew is 106x100 and stitched on a 32 or 36ct fabric. If you check out her blog, she's offering 2 color scheme choices.  Merry Ewe is on a 36ct fabric and in  a tart pan, which we have available here at the shop. Merry Two is the second release in the Bowl Full of Merries series and comes as a kit, with floss and trim.  Reserve your copies today.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


The day is fast approaching.  The shop will be closed on Thursday to enjoy turkey with friends.

We will be open regular hours on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Just arrived is the 2016 edition of Needle Travel.....the travel guide for fiber and fabric stores.  It contains current and up to date info for shops who sell quilting, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, weaving, spinning, embroidery and of course, cross stitch across the US.

We have a limited number available, so get your now.  Makes a great gift!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Mini Pom-Pom trims are now available at Just Cross Stitch.  $2.00 for a 1 yard cut.  The current color selection is shown....olive green, red, white, black and orange.  The colors  shown are relatively true to the trim color, all except for the orange which is prettier in person with much more orangey color.

These trims are great for making ornaments or small pillows.  Just enough to give an extra touch to your projects whether they are for yourself or a gift.

Check them out.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Here 6 new kits on perforated paper from Jim Shore and Mill Hill.  We are ordering in a limited quantity of each kit so reserve your favorites now.

Snowmen:  (left to right) Evergreen Snowman, Pinecone Snowman and Snowy Owl Snowman

Santa:  (left to right) Early Morning Santa, Greetings Santa and Best Friend Santa

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Here's a pic of the Gratitude boxer and a pic of the flip it snowmen stitched individually and mounted on snowflake ornaments.


Thursday, October 22, 2015



Another flip it series from Lizzie Kate this year, brings us a series of 3 snowmen.  Cold Hands, Warm Hearts and Snow Love are the three designs.  They can be stitched individually on a 28ct fabric and finished as an ornament or stitched all together on a 32ct fabric with a stitch count of 229x33.
Your choice.  The threads used are WDW:  whitewash (3), clockwork, deep sea and sea glass.

Flora has created her 2015 stockings again.  This year's theme is Christmas carols and  they are trimmed with mossy mini pompoms.

Finally, Little Coffee....a kit containing 28ct amber and coffee colored buttons.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Brenda Gervais is bringing us 4 holiday treats.  Ho!Ho!Ho! is stitched on a 36ct Tin Roof and uses WDW, CC Belle Soie (DMC alternatives are given) an GAST threads.

Merry Mouse is really cute and is stitched on a 40ct fabric (you can stitch on something larger) using WDW, GAST and CC threads.

One Starry Christmas Eve is on a 36ct Aztec Red using CC Belle Soie, with DMC alternatives given.

Last but not least, is Jolly Happy Soul.  Stitched on a 35ct fabric using WDW, GAST and CC.

All of the above can be stitched on larger counts and you can use your own color schemes if  you want to use only DMC colors.  Have you tried the overdyes?  Yes, they are more expensive but I do believe they give more depth to your pieces.  Once you start purchasing them, you'll start creating a stash of overdyed colors and can use them in future designs.

Friday, October 2, 2015


Just Cross Stitch will be closed the week of October 7 through October 10.

We will have normal Saturday hours this week October 3 from 10-3 and the first Sunday hours from 11-2.  Stop by and pick up needed supplies.

See you Wednesday October 14 at 10am.

Our next free stitch night is Wednesday October 21 at 6:30-8:30pm and Wednesday October 28 from 10-12am.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Here's what just arrived today and some of what's coming....

Spring Snow by Ink the outdoors?  This is a great piece.  Size is 107x80.

Halloween charts started arriving early this year and they are still coming....Merrie Halloween from Pineberry Lane, done on a 30 count, finishes at 7x7.75.  And best yet, no color changes!

Hinzeit brings us an assortment of Halloween designs....Spooky Alphabet, 139x163 on 28ct.  Broom Hop, on 28ct, with 44x151 stitches.   Finally, Nevermore is stitched on 28ct, with 65x48 stitches.  All of the charts include charms.

Block Party-Home is the first of a 6 part series, each of which could stand alone.  The pincushion is stitched on a 28ct fabric.  The top and bottom measure approximately 4 inches.

Also by Hands on Designs are the last 2 chalk boards....November and December.  Wasn't it just yesterday that she came out with the first one?  Boy, does time fly!  By the way, we still have mounting boards available to attach your pieces with velcro.

Edgar's Manor comes to us from Threadwork Primitives.  Stitched on a 32ct fabric with design size approximately 3x5.

Christmas Quaker is another in the series From the Heart, NeedleArt by Wendy.  Colors used are rich, Manor Red, Ye Olde Gold and Balsam Fir from Classic Colorworks.  On  a 32ct fabric, finished size is about 4x8.5.  I love this Quaker series and this is a must stitch for me.

Finally, the next in the Sampler series of ornaments from Little House Needleworks ...Merry Christmas.

Friday, September 11, 2015


JBW Designs returns with Christmas Tree VIII, with embellishments.  This year we see French Country Santa.  The bag model is stitched over two threads and the model on the hornbook is stitched on 32ct fabric, over 1 thread.

Tidings of Joy is also shown stitched over 2 threads in the larger pillow and over 1 in the smaller version.  Love how she has finished them.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Carriage House Samplings brings us the Map of Hawk Run Hollow for all you Hawk Run fans.  Size is 260x247 on a 4oct fabric.

Plum Street Samplers is continuing her Serial Bowl series.  The Sampler lesson series has 3 of the 5 released.  Number 4 comes in October and number 5 early next year.  Her new Serial Bowl collection  is A Bowl Full of Merries, with Merry One being the first of a Christmas collection.  These will not come out in order but just randomly with other Serial Bowl collections.  This comes as a kit with floss and chenille trim. Stitch count is 100x76 on 36ct.

Chart packs coming out are Blessings Abound (59x57 on 36ct fabric), Labor for Learning (35ct) and  Bounty Sampler (161x130 on 36ct) .

Will have more as I get them.


Here are pics of new charts that will be coming into the shop over the next few weeks.

See something you want?  Call me with the order.

I'm putting up pics with designers names and hope to add more info about fabrics and sizes later, so check back.

From Summer House Stitch Workes comes Simple Abundance, 97x81 on a 36ct cocoa from WDW.  The next 2 pics are from her Post Card series and will be coming soon.

Weeks Dye Works is putting out a '6 pack' of 8x8inch squares.   Shown is Cornucopia.  Also available will be Retro (familiar colors), Spooky (obviously for Halloween) and Winter Wonderland (blues, silvers and purples for winter).

Lizzie Kate has a special edition kit.  Let me know if you want one and I will order it for you.

From the Heart...Designs by Wendy features Acorn House, 80x80 on a 32ct to fit the box lid.  Christmas Quaker is another is her Quaker series and measures 61x126 on a 32ct.  Her October  floral postcard is due out shortly.

New fabrics from Dames of the Needle.  I currently have Dirty Ewe and Peep's Lost Sheep in stock.
Am ordering North Beach Brown.

I just love the flag on this hornbook...Paul Revere's Ride

Linda from Chessie & Me has a new kit.....a must do for me!  Winter Woods.  Comes with fabric, floss and a needle to start stitching as soon as you open the package.  Finish the edges per instructions and attach to a wool pillow and you are done.
This chart is stitched on 2 different colors of fabric....different.

That's all for now.  When I can get more pics I'll put them up.

Anyone out there who can tell me how to easily convert pdf pictures to jpg pictures?  I sure could use your help!