Wednesday, March 30, 2016


It's the end of March, can  you believe it?  April starts this week.  It's unbelievable.  I'm finally feeling better, but not great.  It will be an entire month this weekend.  I've never had a cold like this that took this long to leave.

I will be open this week Wed thru Fri from 10-4.  (No late hours on Thursday) Saturday will be normal hours 10-3 and Sunday will be from 11-2.  We WILL have First Friday stitch this Friday, April 1, from 7-9.  Our Christmas stitch on Sunday April 10 will be on the new hours of 1-4.

Since it's time that we are doing our spring cleaning, don't forget to donate your unwanted cross stitch supplies for our Stash to Treasure Sale....Saturday May 28th. It's getting tougher to sort thru the goodies and get rid of them at the end of the sale, so I'm thinking this may be the last sale.  Got several boxes of donations in the other day and I will keep taking donations until Saturday May 21.   Please honor this donation deadline as we have to sort  the donations and give them some sense of order before the following Saturday when they appear on the tables for you to go through, find some goodies and make a cash or check donation for St. Jude's.

Here's a pic from several year ago of the sale goodies.  Bring lots in so we can raise a lot of money for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Sickness

This is the third week that I have this horrible 'cold' for lack of another term.  No one seems to know what it is so we're treating a head cold.  Feeling much better this week, I can finally 'talk' but am still hoarse.  However my stamina is still not there, so I'm working limited hours again this week.

Wed. Mar 23 thru Sat Mar 26, the shop will be open from 10-2 everyday.  Perhaps I'll be able to get back to more normal hours next week.

Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


I never expected to be laid so low on my return from Nashville.  Nasty cold hit me hard and still has me in its grips but I am getting better.  Still have a terrible cough and cannot hardly talk.

I am back in the shop today and hopefully the rest of the week with limited hours.

Wed, Thurs and Friday I will be open 10-2.  Hopefully Saturday I can stay open normal hours 10-3.

Wednesday night free stitch is on from 6:30 to 8:30pm,

Come check out the new releases from Market.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

More from 2016 Market

I brought back a nasty cold and cough from market.  Not been to shop.  Not doing much but here are some more pics from market.  When you get down to the sled pics from Foxwood Crossing, there's a new size sled that will fit these new designs plus the couple she did last year that didn't fit the small sleds.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


 The Primitive Hare gives us Miss Harriett Wool and Miss Mary Cotton.   Coming soon will be her bee threadkeep and set of bee pins.  I also picked up a couple of her 30 and 40 ct Salem fabric.

Chessie n Me offers us American Stag, a kit, and the Friendship Garden.

Churchyard Christmas comes from Praiseworthy Stitches.  We also were able to buy the fabric needed from Picture this Plus.

Cat and Dog comes from La D Da.

Grant House comes from Chessie.  We also have Flag of Glory.

Strawberries seem to be a favorite of Erica Michaels.  Last year we had Yikes for Halloween and one for Christmas.  This year we have ones for Valentines, samplers and snowmen.

Continuing in the series from Plum Street is Jeans and Weenies.  Most of her charts were gone by the time we arrived in her room, but she will be shipping them out next week when she gets home.  We are expecting Liberty Welcome, Sunflower House (shown below), Betsy's Tart nd French Woolens.

Lizzie Kate gives us Love Summer kit, Selfie Sampler and Red, White and Blue Kit.

Me and You is from La D Da.  Aunt Amy's House and Where My Heart Is will also be in the shop next week.

This is Lizzie's Red, White and Blue Kit.

The Persian Bird comes from Summer House Stitcheworkes and the chart contains the peacock feather for the tail.  It's gorgeous.

Oh Whale is the first in a summer beach series from Hands on Design.

Scissortail Designs brings Freedom for thee.

Weeks Dye Works 4 new colors:  Driftwood, Blackboard, Pepperoncini and Sandcastle.

Plum Street Sunflower Welcome.

These are just some of what we purchased today.  We have lots more charts  but no pictures for them here in Tennessee.  Come check out all the new charts and fabrics next week in the shop.

Friday, March 4, 2016


 Hands on Designs is offering Chalk Squared.  Can be stitched by itself or surrounded by 12 monthly floral designs, the first 3 of which are pictured.  The remainder are due out throughout this year.  The individual floral designs can also be stitched and placed in these white enamel tins.

BAS Sampler.....a lovely motif reproduction sampler from Summer House Stitche workes.

Elizabeth Young 1829 and Hester Kingham 1832 from Samplers Revisited.

Galileo's Telescope is the first of 3 Galaxy boxtops.  The additional 2 will be released later this year.  With each of the 3, you will receive one part of the mystery sampler, Zephyr Hills.  I've seen the completed sampler and it's one to treasure.

It's in the Bag, from Noteworthy Needle.....all about coffee and tea.

Life's a Beach and The Beach Fixes Everything, below.

Mid Century Gardens....a collaboration from Summer House, Ink Circles and Hands on Designs.  Each designed one of the parts with a specific color palette which you can play with and create your own look.

Old Glory from Myrtle Grace.  

Tapestry from Ink Circles.  Very pretty earthy fall colors.

Stoneware Pillows III from Priscilla's Pocket.  She has another cat kit this year, too.

Another band for the rusty bucket.... Erin Go Bucket... a quick stitch.