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.