Thursday, November 9, 2017


Just arrived this week are new and back in stock charts for the holidays.  Reserve your copy today for your holiday stitching project.

Sue Hillis Designs Christmas Spool Tree is a favorite and is back in stock.

Santa's On His Way is new from Homespun Elegance.  You can stitch the stars or add them in warm and natural as shown.

Back in print from the Prairie Schooler are Winter Samplers and Christmas Eve.  Years ago a customer stitched Christmas Eve on a blue fabric and it was absolutely beautiful.  I was so sorry I hadn't thought of that and stitched mine on the blue.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Oh boy!  Am I in trouble......I love all of these designs and I guess they are going to end up  in my ever-growing 'to stitch' pile!  At this point, I don't even know which one I would start first.  So sit back, check them out and decide which ones to reserve for your stitching pile...

Merry Christmas is stitched in the style of her Summer Schoolhouse over one.  Finished size is about 5.5x2 on 28ct mushroom lugana.  Stitch size is 153x59 so you could easily do it over 2 and end up with a picture or pillow 11x4 if stitched on a 28ct fabric.  Better yet, Brenda even says it could be done on a large count like 22 over 2 and you would end up with a large sofa pillow. (I've stitched several of her charts on large count fabric and just love the way they turned out as a large pillow.)  Threads used...GA:  Woodrose, Wood Trail, Endive; CC:  Chili pepper, Eggshell, Peanut Brittle, Straw Hat.

Snow Birds wearing cute little scarves to keep them warm, is stitched on 40ct Confederate Gray.  Stitch count is 121x85.  Threads....GA: Apple Cider, Pumpkin Pie, Wood Trail; CC:  Eggshell, Ginger Bread, Cherry Cobbler, Tennessee Red Clay, Ye Olde Gold, Cayenne; WDW: Peach, Sage, Oscar.

O Tannenbaum uses a box but think about finishing each design independently from the next one.  Stitched on 36ct Legacy, you would need a 9x26 cut of fabric.  Threads used...GA:  Dried Thyme, Apricot Blush, Old Red Paint, Cidermill Brown, Woodrose, Roasted Marshmallow, Wood Trail; CC:  Eggshell, Hickory Sticks, Hazelnut, Weeping Willow; WDW:  Sandcastle, Red Rocks.

And last but certainly not least is Jingle All the Way.  Finished like her Halloween witch on an oval paper mache box with pompom trim, the design is stitched on 40ct Confederate Gray.  Threads used...GA:  Apple Cider, Roasted Marshmallow, Wood Trail, Woodrose, Parchment, CC:  Chili pepper, Ginger Bread, Cherry Cobbler, Ye Olde Gold.

Friday, October 27, 2017


It's that time to add new charts to the shop and with this time of the year, new holiday charts are starting to come out.

Abby Rose has a series of Sampler Stocking Ornaments.  Two more are now out and I'm showing pics of all 3 in case you didn't see her first one.  They are really cute.  The 3rd pic is the first stocking out.

Hands on Design has created Stitching is my Heart's Desire. I've got to do this one.  Love the colors and , of course, the saying.

Little House Needleworks continues with the Americana series, almost to the last one.  We now have Patrick Henry and his 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech.

Also released by LHN is Bethlehem.  Looks to be a quick stitch and we all need one of those.  How about finishing it as a pillow or a rectangular cube finish.

And last but not least, we're getting in some more sleds for you to stitch up with all the new sleds charts I showed in the previous post.  So get started now.  We have the sleds and perforated paper in stock.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Over the last couple of years,  I and many of my customers have been stitching mini sleds as Christmas ornaments and package ties.  They've even stitched  medium and large size sleds, but the mini sleds are the most popular.  We've received several new charts, just today, to stitch new designs for Halloween and Christmas.  Here they are:

From Foxwood Crossings we have Snowy Visitors and Snowy Barns......I think the birds are really cute!

Lizzie Kate offers up Nutcracker Sleds and Stocking Sleds.

Sue Hillis Designs gives us Christmas for the Patriot, Christmas for the Stitcher, Monster Mash and Witch Hat?.  I won't be painting  sleds any day soon, but I can see stitching these cute guys on perforated paper and creating tag hangers for my Halloween tree.

Friday, October 6, 2017


Releasing in November are 35 new solid colors from DMC,  so pre order your new colors now and receive them with 2 free patterns in this reusable tin box.  Just $20.00 will get you the entire set  at this pre order price till the end of October. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September News

Still getting settled in the new shop.  Trying to find a good way to display all the charts and chartpacks is driving me a little crazy.  Crazier, yet, is the good old post office.....they don't seem to want to forward my packages in a timely manner or they don't want to admit there is a new business in town and won't deliver properly addressed packages.  Oh well, patience is a virtue.....I just don't seem to have it right now.  But things have got to get better.....

Don't forget, the shop will be closed Sept 20, 21, 22, 23.  I will be attending a needlework retreat in Virginia.  A much needed vaca/downtime.  Can't wait.  But meantime, business must go on and I've been placing chart and fabric orders.

Also, the 3rd Wednesday night free stitch is cancelled for September.

Hot off the press and due soon....if they choose to deliver... are charts from Kathy Barrick/Carriage House Samplings and Drawn Thread.  Also due in from Puffin & Co are some heart and cat counting pins and sheep and mouse needle nannies.

Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow....a collaboration between sisters:

Deck the Halls:

Welcome Halloween:

Welcome Christmas:

One of the packages missing in action/delivery is from With Thy Needle and Thread and contains her 3 new fall charts.   I was in touch with her earlier in the week and it had just shown up in her mailbox.  Addressed to my new address and marked undeliverable.  The second package I'm looking for as been reissued and contains the new Just Cross Stitch Christmas issue magazines.  I'm hoping this shows up Friday or Saturday.  Guess you'll have to stay tuned for further moving adventures.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


ADDRESS is 308 W Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA. 19468.  PHONE is 610.409.9373.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Moving sale continues this week till Saturday 8/26....last day in Lederach.

Just found several boxes of precut pieces of fabric......lots of Aida in many colors and some evenweaves and linens.   Good prices available.

Selling displays at really reasonable prices. Come in or  Call if interested at 215.513.9373.

Cash only on purchases of fixtures.  And of course they are being sold without contents.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Three new charts from Brenda Gervais at With Thy Needle and Thread.  They are on order and should be in the shop within a couple of weeks.

Spirits and Spells is stitched on 40ct confederate gray with  WDW, GA and CC threads.  Stitch count is 56x80 and fits on a 5x3.5x2 paper mache box from Darice.

Autumn's Bouquet is 126x81, stitched on 36 PTP legacy with WDW , GA and CC threads.

Hallow's Eve at Raven's Hallow is stitched on 36ct WDW beige with CC, WDW and GA threads.  The first and last ones are definitely on my stitching list.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Just Cross Stitch is having a moving sale.  Can't take it all with me so stock up now.

Wednesday August 16 thru Saturday August 26.

  • New 2017 charts will be 20% off

  • All older charts will be 40% off  
  •    (Some are already discounted by 50 and 75%)

  • All fabrics will be 20% off

  • Needles and stitching accessories will be 20% off

  • All premade frames will be 60% off

Some shop samples will be available for purchase.  Along with displays.  Inquire.

Frequent buyer cards will not be punched or redeemed during this event.

Sunday, August 6, 2017



The years are catching up with me and I decided it was time to close or downsize.  I did not want to close the shop and retire and this  opportunity presented itself to move to Limerick and I thought that this is the route I should follow.  My new address will be 308 W Ridge Pike Limerick, PA 19468 and my phone number will be 610.454.9373.  To those of my stitchers who have been with me for a long time, this will be like going home.  The only difference will be instead of entering my shop from the side porch, you will need to continue around to the front door.

All this will take place the last week of August and over Labor Day Weekend.  Just Cross Stitch will be closed from Wednesday  Aug 30 through September 7.  I will officially reopen the shop on Friday September 8.  The First Friday Halloween Stitch will be postponed from the 1st to the 8th.

At this point in time, hours will remain the same:
    Wed thru Fri:  10 to 4    Sat:  10 to 3  and 1st Sunday of the month:  11 to 2

Don' worry, we will still be offering Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks and DMC solid flosses.  Our large selection of linen and aida fabrics will move with us.  And we will continue to cut fabric to size and serge the edges to prevent raveling.  Also moving:   Mill Hill Beads and charts and some shop samples.  We will be getting rid of a lot of shop displays so if you are in need of a spinner rack or display rack to use in your craft room or help display your product at craft shows, come in and check us out. We have also have extra DMC wood cabinets and they too will be for sale. Prices will be reasonable.  Also, some of our shop samples will be for sale.

The only item that will be discontinued is premade frames.  All those in the shop are 60% off, so measure some of those unframed projects and check to see if we've a frame to fit.

We will continue to do framing and finishing.  You will still be able to bring in a piece and order a frame for it and do the mounting yourself.  Or we will be happy to mount it for you.

Changes are coming.  I know they are hard but I believe this is the best for me right now and you will continue to have a shop in the area.  Cross stitch is such a tactile craft and I know  a lot of my customers want to see and feel the fabric and check out the colors of the floss and you will still be able to do that.

I don't believe that any of the changes to the shop, except for the location, will interfere with me providing you with the same supplies and services you've been receiving over the last 21 years.

Stay tuned for more moving updates......

Saturday, August 5, 2017

One Day Closure

It's that time again for my visit to the eye doctor so Just Cross Stitch will be closed on Wednesday Aug  9.  Will reopen Thursday at 10am.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


 This posting is time sensitive.  Deadline for ordering is Saturday August 5.

Once again, Lizzie Kate is coming out with a Christmas Mystery Sampler.  There will be 3 monthly parts, shipping the beginning of September, October and November.  Each part will contain a coordinating bonus project:  a 2 sided scissor fob, a pin pillow and a mini sampler.

Spirit of Christmas is stitched on 32ct Heartland linen from Picture This Plus, a new neutral fabric created just for the mystery sampler.  If you don't stitch on 32ct linen, you may also order a piece in 28ct or order it in 14 or 16ct aida.

The stitch count for Spirit of Christmas is 95w x 191h and will use colors compatible with her Holly and Hearts Mystery Sampler from 4 years ago. A thread pack with an exclusive new color from WDW can be ordered ordered which contains 11 skeins of floss.  You will be able to order an embellishment pack that will include goodies for Spirit of Christmas and the bonus pieces.

Charts (3) will retail at $9.25; WDW floss bundle $28.60; embellishment pack $17.25; linen $14.00 and aida $11.00.  Buy charts, fabric, floss and embellishment pack and receive a 10% discount.

Just give us a call or email with Spirit of Christmas in memo so I make sure to read the email.  And I will verify your order.  Orders must be placed by Saturday Aug 5 so I can meet her order deadline.

You must include what items you want and fabric size.  If you order chart, fabric, floss and embellishment pack all together you will  receive a 10% discount.

Don't delay.  Reserve your special holiday piece NOW!

Friday, July 14, 2017


Five new designs will begin shipping the last week in July and we will be receiving them all.  Give us a call to reserve your copy.  We'll be ordering threads this week so hopefully we will have the colors you need.

A Thousand Hills has a stitch count of 156x194 and is stitched on 36ct Winter Brew from R&R.  The recommended floss is mostly Classic Colorworks with a couple WDW threads.  There is some 1 over 1 stitching on this piece.

Berry Cottage also has some 1 over 1 stitching done with mostly Classic Colorworks and a few WDW threads.  The size is 112x83 stitched on 36ct Patriot's Brew from R&R.

Judge Not is 223x91 on 36 Stars Hollow Blend.  All 2 over 2 the design uses Classic Colorwork colors.

Done 2 over 2 on both Sampler House III and IV, the design sizes are 98x99 and stitched on 36ct Stars Hollow and 36ct Winter Brew.  III uses mostly Classic Colorwork threads with 2 WDW and 1 GA.  IV uses only 1 CC, 1 GA and the rest are WDW.


She did let us know that a new Serial Bowl will be released in October....Merry Three.  This will only be released as a chart and not as a kit.

Saturday, July 8, 2017


We need to make room for new charts, so....all charts that have arrived in the shop this year will be 20% off and ALL older charts will be 40% off.  Wed July 12 thru Sat July 15.

Hundreds of charts to choose from.....some are already discounted at 50 and 75 per cent off.

Stop in or give us a call for that chart you are looking for.  We may have it and at a savings, too.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Can you believe it's July already?   Everybody's in such a big hurry today to get to the next big event or holiday.  June wasn't even over and I heard an advertisement on TV for a sale on back to school supplies.

Well Nathan Hale is is the shop....he's the next installment in LHN Early American series.

Hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July.  The shop will be closing today, Sat. at 2pm.  We will not be open Sunday.  We will return on Wednesday July 5 at 10am.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


FRAME Sale from June 28 through July 1.  Receive 35% off on ALL premade frames in stock.  Receive 25% off custom frames ordered...whether you frame yourself or have JCS frame your crossstitch.  Check out our sale next week.

We will be closed Sunday July 2.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


 Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread, has created the perfect summer project....Summer Schoolhouse.  There will be 4 lessons and you will create 6 petite projects, known as smalls.  The mystery series will start in June and the fourth chart will arrive in September.  If you have ever wanted to stitch one over one, here's your chance.  You will be stitching on 28ct mushroom evenweave fabric which will make stitching one over one much easier as the threads are all even, allowing the holes to be more prominent.  Flosses being used are one skein of each...WDW: Peach, Oscar, Olive, Sandcastle and Flat Fish;  GA:  Old Hickory, Lexington Green, Mountain Mist, Uniform Blue and Woodrose; CC:  Pebble Beach, Hazelnut, Cayenne, Used Brick and Egg Shell.  Lesson 1 charts should arrive the last week of June.  But I have to tell you that the fabric is on backorder with the distributors till July.  RESERVE YOUR COPIES NOW!  My order will be placed by the 19th of June.  The fabric is on order, flosses are being restocked and some trims are being ordered for the project.

Heartstring Samplery has created  A Little Quaker, stitched on 32 Stars Hollow Blend with a stitch count of 101x93.  It uses CC, GA and WDW flosses.  It's really cute and gives a great idea of Quaker designs.  Also new is Once Upon a Summer Huswife, a pocket to hold flosses and needles when traveling.  Why couldn't you just stitch the piece and frame it?  This is stitched on a 35ct fabric with a stitch count of 247x71.  This design also uses CC, GA and WDW flosses.

And finally, Stacy Nash has created a new Animal Cracker....Harrison, for those who love bunnies.

Call us and reserve your copies now.