Thursday, December 22, 2016


 Just in from Stacy Nash Primitives are several new pinkeep patterns.  I know some of  my customers have had their fill of pinkeeps, but I just love them.  They are usually a quick stitch and an easy finish (but I just need to start finishing those I have completed).  They can be used as bowl fillers or just sit anywhere...table tops, bookcases.  Above is Ann's Sampler Pinkeeps, followed by Silent Night Pinkeep, Merry Christmas Pinkeep (I don't care that much for alphabets, but I will be doing this one) and Mary's Pinkeep.  All available now at Just Cross Stitch in Lederach.

Sue Hillis has taken our brown sleds  and created a more traditional ornament.  She's not only painted them, but as you can see, she's padded the design, now stitched on fabric as opposed to perforated paper, and added trims, ribbons, bows and buttons.  Christmas Ride and Christmas Sweets are available with 2 pages of very detailed instructions on painting and templates for cutting and trimming the sleds.

Friday, November 25, 2016


Everyone's so busy this time of year, so I wanted to get these dates out to everyone so you can mark your calendars and come and share some stitching time with Just Cross Stitch.

It's that time again for medical appointments so the shop will be CLOSED Wednesday Nov 30 and Thursday Dec 1.  We will be OPEN Friday Dec 2 10-4, Saturday Dec 3 10-3 and Sunday Dec 4  11-2.

We will be closing early Saturday December 24 and hours will be 10-2.
We will be closing early Saturday December 31 and hours will be 10-2.


            Wed thru Fri 10-4 Sat 10-3; Sun 11-2


We've scheduled some extra stitching sessions for December and January and here they are.  Please call and reserve your seat.

12/2/16        Friday night stitch (free)   7-9

12/11/16 *     2nd Sunday Christmas Stitch ($5.00)  1-4 

12/21/16 *   Wednesday PM free stitch   6:30-8:30

12/28/16 *    Wednesday AM free stitch     10-12

1/1/17         New Year Stitch (free)    1-4

1/6/17   *     First Friday Stitch ($5.00)    7-9
                    New season....stitch anything you want

1/8/17  *     2nd Sunday Christmas Stitch continues ($5.00)   1-4

* recurring events, schedued monthly

Sunday, November 6, 2016


After 20 years in business, I've collected many cross stitch charts here at Just Cross Stitch and it's time some of them go and find new homes.

So, from Wednesday November 9 thru Saturday November 12, we will be having a Fall Cleaning Sale.  The entire shop will be discounted 20% and selected charts will be offered at 50% and 75% discounts.

Stop by and start your holiday shopping for those stitching friends and don't forget yourself.

I'm sure you'll be able to find a chart or two at a discounted price.

We are open Wed, Thurs and Fri from 10-4 and Sat from 10-3.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016 Christmas Finishing Deadline

Get stitching and finish up those projects you want for Christmas this year.  The finishing deadline for framing and sewing is Saturday November 26. If we get your piece by this date, we will guarantee it to be finished by the week before Christmas at the latest.


There have been a lot of cute charts out recently and these are just a few new to the shop

Blackberry Lane brings us Moonlight Haunting.  The overdyed fabric from Picture this Plus is just perfect for this piece.

Erica Michaels has added the Nativity Berry and the Honey Berry to her strawberry collection.

Hinzeit has several new small ones out.  Let It Snow, Merry Noel, Black Jack ad Frequent Flyer (a witch).

Broom Rides comes from Homespun Elegance.

Santa's Tree Farm from Needle Bling

Christmas Time from Needledwork Press is the 3rd in a series of Time to Stitch.

Scattered Seed Samplers brings us a cute pincushion A Stitch in Time.  I read the instructions and the entire piece can be constructed by hand without a sewing maching.

Stacy Nash has several new ones and this is House on Pumpkin Hill.  She also has Good Stitching Witch, Redbud Cottage, Be Kind & True and Boxwood Manor.

Dark Shadows and Creature Feature are from Sue Hill Designs.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Come Let Us Adore Him inspirational boxer is cute and comes with 30 ct natural linen.  Finished design size is 7 x 3.5 and it uses WDW threads and the kit contains the bonus chart for Joy.

A Little Thankful kit contains a brass acorn charm and  natural colored linen with a stitch count of 52 stitches square.

Wise Men Still Seek Him is stitched on 30ct lambswool linen with WDW threads and has an approximate finish size of 4.5 x 3.5

Again this year Lizzie Kate has two new sled charts...Peppermint Sleds and Snowy Sleds.

And last but not least, Flora McSample's 2016 Treats.....Stitched on 30ct linen, On Dasher finishes out at about 3.5 x 2.5, Christmas at 3.5 x 3.5 and Do You Hear What I Hear at approximately 7 x 2.
All flosses are WDW or DMC substitutes.  Embellishments are included.

Stop in and check them out and start that Christmas stitching today.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Believe it or not there will be at least one more Prairie Schooler Santa for 2016 and we will carry it in the shop.  It should arrive next week so you'll have plenty of time to stitch  and finish it.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


The hop is now on and you can follow on facebook.  I've gone through the designers and here are some of the new charts we will be carrying so call and reserve your copies.  They should be arriving mid September.

Erica Michaels is adding 2 new strawberries to her linen collection...Honey Berry Linen and Nativity Berry Linen.

She's also bringing us Dem Bones, the small framed piece in on silk gauze and the trick or treat bag is on linen.

Puffin and Company has a new needle minder.

Plum Street Samplers has Penny Autumn on 36ct wren, Mermaid Fraktur on 36 seafog, White Pumpkin Farm on 36 Old Towne Blend and Earthly Treasures on 36 vintage pearled barley.

Kathy Barrick has Halloween Stocking on 36ct WDW Beige, Time Enough, Tonight is Halloween (40ct ale) and Miss Elizabeth Perkins.

Blackberry Lane has Moonlight Haunting and Sweet Treats for Santa.  They are created to do 1over 1 and 2 over 2.

From Chessie n Me is Pumpkin House, a kit, Keep Home in your Heart and Piney Woods.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Every year I start looking around the shop and see charts that have been here awhile and have only one copy left.  This year, I've decided to advertise those charts and offer them at a discounted price.  So make sure you check when you see the Cleaning House title on a post.

Call the shop at 215.513.9373 to make the purchase at the discounted price.

Today, I have 2 charts to list....

The first is the Primitive Calandar 2 from Niky's Creations.  On the cover, you will see 12 small designs, one for each month.  The second page shows the  calendar page for March.  The design is given and the dates are listed so it can be used as a perpetual calendar.  Original price was $30.50...the discounted price is $18.00.

 The second chart is the English Rose Sampler by Jeannette Douglas Designs.  The leaflet comes with the thread pack consisting of Gloriana Silk threads, Needlepoint silks and Rainbow Gallery plus others.  The original price on this chart was $92.50 (leaflet $22.25 and $70.25 for floss pack)...the discounted price is $60.00.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Blackbird Designs has reprinted Midnight Watch and we have copies available.

The Garden Club Series #11, from Blackbird Designs, is Fairy Garden.  Stitched on 32ct Straw from WDW, you can frame or pillow the stitched design.

Hands on Design has released  Chalkboard Ornaments...Christmas Collection, Part 3.  If you do not want to stitch on the dark fabric, we have 14ct black perforated paper available.

Drawn Thread has release 3 fall charts. Welcome Autumn has a stitch count of 216x30  and is stitched on 30t Antique Lambswool linen.  She stitches the chart in Dinky Dyes, but the colors are true fall colors and I'm sure you have these colors in your  Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works or Classic Colorworks' stash.

Simply Scary is only 53x95 and stitched on 32ct Country French Golden Needle...a very pretty fabric.  Stitched again in Dinky Dyes, this time she does give a GA conversion.

Trick or Treat is stitched on 32ct Dirty with a stitch count of 50x210, once again using Dinky Dyes.  But once again the colors should be in your, white, orange, 2 topaz colors, brown and 2 greens.

All of the above charts are in the shop.  Stop by and pick up your favorite or give me a call and I'll be glad to mail it out to you.