Thursday, November 30, 2017


Arriving next week are 4 new designs.  Sampler House VI is her version of a New England sea captain's house on Cape Cod.  Stitched on 36ct Weathered Shingle fabric, 2 over 2, using CC and WDW overdyed threads and some DMC flosses.  The fabric is new to me and should be arriving just about the same time as the charts arrive.

Sampler House V is stitched 2 over 2 on 36ct Ale from PTP.  CC threads are used and a full DMC conversion is provided.

Hello Winter is the final installment in the 'Hello' seasons series.  Stitched on 36ct Beach Brew fabric, 2 over 2 with some areas of long stitch, the design uses WDW floss and 2 DMC colors.  Again, a full DMC conversion is given.

Last, but not least, Yuletide Shanty features her second drum design.  If drums aren't to your fancy, why not just stitch the ship as the front of a circular ornament and the bottom as the back.  You could use one of the metal finishing forms to create your ornament.  This design is stitched on 36ct Weathered Shingle, 2 over 2 with some long stitch.  WDW is used and a DMC full conversion is included.

Give us a call to reserve your copies today.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Doesn't this look like an adorable series?  I'm not a big fan of  'series' stitching, but I'm thinking this might be a first.  The two pillows shown in the pic are adorable.  Starting in January 2018, there will be 9 in the series: Little Red Barn, Horsin' Around, Grandpa's Pick-up, Dairy Darlin', Grandma's Quilt, Pinewood Farm, Cock-a-doodle-do, Farm Folk and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Stitch count on each design is 63x63.  There will be a free border to stitch all nine together, with a stitch count of 209x209, leaving 3 between each chart.  Originally stitched on 30ct raw from Northern Cross linen, you could substitute 28 or 32 natural. (US distributor is closing.) We have 30ct Northern Cross linen in stock, along with 28 and 32 counts. 

Classic Colorwork colors used (numbers in parentheses indicate number of skeins needed  to stitch all nine pics with or without border):  Bamboo (6); Blackbird (2); Cherry Cobbler (2); Pebble Beach (2); Roasted Chestnut (2); Weeping Willow (2).  These are based on a 28 or 30ct fabric.

DMC colors used:  1 skein each of 435 and 754.

Sign up NOW for this new series from LHN and get an added bonus....PREORDER your 16 skeins of overdyed floss and receive a 10% discount on the cost of the floss.  Phone or email me with your name, email  and phone number and we'll add you to our list.  You must sign up by December 16th to obtain the discount on the floss.

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.