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We are just highlighting a few things here as they arrive in the shop. You can check out all the New Arrivals by clicking here. We've listed them by the date they have arrived so you can track what you've already seen and what is brand new to you. We hope you'll come back often.
Make sure to check out our Bargain Centre. Now through April 19 all in stock Landmark Tapestries designs are 25% Off. Make sure to check them out. There are some wonderful Celtic designs here as well as some unique Middle Eastern style patterns with rich colourings. No back stitch and all DMC.
April 15, 2014
A few great designs from The Stitching Studio to highlight today. These are all impressive conversions from works of art.
And these two great designs from the artwork of Donald Zolan
Barefoot in the Grass
April 11, 2014
A little of everything in this update. Check out this great size of zippered bags. These great project bags are made of a woven plastic that makes them strong and durable yet soft and expandable. They come with a good quality zipper and being 15" x 18" they easily fit up to an 11" x 17" Qsnap along with all your items for the project you are stitching on.
If you are just getting into embroidery or like to have a handy reference for different stitches here is a nicely made Embroidery Stitch Guide. Printed on nice heavy stock and laminated it includes a nice list of stitches along with illustrated stitch guides. A handy item to go along with the bag above.
If you are looking for bibs to embroider here is a great item. The pack contains two bibs along with patterns that you pin to the bib, stitch through the pattern and then wash the bibs. The pattern dissolves and your ready to go. comes with thread and needle.
And if you want to teach your child or grandchild to needlepoint here is a great kit to start with. The design comes printed on plastic canvas along with threads, needle and a plastic frame for display.
Check out the other kits as well by clicking the date above.
April 5, 2014
New Dinky Dyes hand dyed silk have arrived so make sure to check them out by clicking the date. This is a wonderful silk to work with and we are happy to have them in the shop.
April 2, 2014
Gaslight Gaities has two new designs we'd like to share today. First is Sharon Rose shown stitched in a variety of beautiful fall colours but you can choose whatever colours you want to produce the effects you want. This chart also comes with charting and instructions to complete a biscornu and needlekeep.
If you love the 4 seasons here is a great blackwork design that will let you stitch all four. Do them separately or stitch them all together in one design. Colour choice is yours to play with and it is called Mother Earth Suite.
March 29, 2014
Our Lizzie Kate autoship just arrived and this one concludes their 4 part 4 Seasons sampler. They are really cute, can be stitched separately or combined into one design using the complimentary chart available on Lizzie Kates website.
4Seasons - Autumn
And finally from LK, this great verse from Dr. Suess.
Along with these items make sure to check out the new little kits from Collection d'Art in the All New Arrivals area. These kits include printed designs on canvas along with Matte Cotton threads, needle and instructions.
March 28, 2014
I know we are all looking forward to those first signs of spring and want to put Christmas and winter in the past, but as good cross stitchers we always need to be thinking ahead. In light of that and for those who love Christmas and in particular Christmas ornaments we have a few new kits from Dimensions. These are all stitched on 14 count plastic canvas and come with pre-sorted floss, needle and instructions. Cut them out when complete and you are ready for next season. Here is just a couple. Check them all out by clicking the date above.
Santa with Bag
March 21, 2014
We have some great items to share with you today. When Kathy gave me the pile I thought it was Nashville all over again. We won't list them all here but you can view them all and read about them by clicking the date above which will take you to our All New Arrivals area. Don't forget we have a standard shipping rate that comes up when you check out online that is $10 but if you order only one or two patterns we always reduce shipping to a First Class oversized rate, usually around $3. Check our Shipping Policies for more information. So here we go!
Foxwood Crossings has added more designs to fit their little ornamental sleds which we still have in stock. These design can be stitched on perf paper, cut out and then glued to the sleds as shown. They make great decorations.
March 15, 2014
Just a couple of items to highlight today. The latest Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine has arrived. It is filled with great springtime projects like a biscornu, a lovely old fashioned sampler called Pretty as a Peacock stitched using DMC Colour Variations 4025 Caribbean Bay and a great class with Jane Greenoff on mastering the hemstitch technique.
And we have finally received a small order of the 16 new colours of DMC floss for 2014. It comes in a plastic box with some free charts and not individually. No word on when they will be sold individually. If you are a collector of floss or just like to have the full range of DMC colours, you'll want to grab this. We will be getting more if we run out. And unfortunately if you mail order this will be sent as a package and shipping will be $10 in Canada.
March 13, 2014
Two new designs from Jeannette Douglas are highlighted today. These designs are stitched on fine count fabric and entail a number of specialty stitches as well as specialty threas. The best way to complete these designs is to also purchase the thread packs which include all the special silks and hand dyed threads you need to complete the project.
March 8, 2014
Just a few new designs from Alessandra Adelaide to share. These are great designs to switch out the DMC listed and use a nice hand dyed thread like Gentle Arts Sampler, Weeks Dye Works or Classic Colourworks. The colour variation will give real character to your finished piece.
March 6, 2013
We have some very cute designs to share today from Art to Heart. We'll just picture them below and link them to the product so you can get all the info on them.
From Glendon Place, 3 more from her dessert series. Pictures do not do these designs justice. When you see them in person like we did, they just take your breath away. They've been very popular, even received orders on our way home from Nashville so if we run short on numbers we will be getting more soon. Thread packs are also available and they include Dinky Dyes hand dyed silk threads. (Sorry no DMC conversion provided)
Fudgy Mint Mousse
Remember to click the date above to see all of these plus a couple more not highlighted here along with all the details about the patterns.
February 28, 2014
Our highlight today is Ink Circles with several new designs coming from the Nashville Show.
Four De Lys
Turrets and Towns
Check them out by clicking the date above.
February 27, 2014
First up today are some new items from Lizzie Kate. The first two are Limited Edition kits that were a special feature at the Nashville Trade Show 2014. The first is called Song of Spring and the second Do Your Best. After pre-orders while at the show we have a few left but when they are gone they are gone. Each comes with everything you need to complete it as shown including all the fabrics, rick rack, beads, buttons, charm and threads along with a bonus chart for a scissor fob.
"Flowers" was also a limited edition partial kit. Includes fabric, beads and charm. We aren't sure why it is a limited edition but we thought it was cute and very appropriate to look toward spring and stitch something nice and springlike.
We also received pre-orders for this delightful little design that includes fabric, beads and charm so by the time we returned home we only have one left but this one we can get more of so if we run out we'll be happy to do so. It's called "A Little Snow" although this year I think I could use a design called "A Little Less Snow!"
We know Christmas is gone and just a memory, but there is another coming and it's time to start stitching in preparation. "A Little Christmas" also comes with 32 count linen beads and charm and is very cute.
From Praiseworthy Stitches we started with these cute little pin cushion limited edtion kits. Apparently only 300 were put together for the Nashville show and we grabbed a bunch. They come in pink and green as shown and include an easy to stitch design along with everything needed to turn it into a magnetic pin cushion that will adhere to those magnetic boards or to your sewing machine and keep pins or needles handy. Get one while they last.
And two great designs in the tradition of Praiseworthy Stitches requiring hand dyed fabric, a lot of hand dyed threads etc. but look spectacular when complete. The first is Santa's Midnight Ride and then Carols on the Square.
You will also find some great new designs from Hands On Designs and Summer House Stitche Works like this design called "Virtue is Bold". Make sure to check them all out by clicking the date above.
February 25, 2014
Our first batch of new arrivals are now posted under the date above. Just click the date to see them all. Great new items from Imaginating and the Let's series. Enjoy.
For all you gardeners out there here is a wonderful design.
February 20, 2014
The latest issue of Stoney Creek Magazine has arrived. Lots of great projects to complete during these final winter months
Many of you love stitching the elegant ladies series from John Clayton. Today we highlight Josephine, another in this series of strikingly, detailed women.
And finally today, two wonderful baby samplers/announcements from Heritage Crafts - Baby Boy and Baby Girl
January 28, 2014
This latest Lizzie Kate autoship has arrived. If we run out of any of these and you want it please let us know. Lizzie Kate will be at the Nashville show and we can get more while there. A new 4 part Flip-It series begins with a seasonal theme. Four parts because it has Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The first are here, Spring & Summer with the next two coming sometime in March. Linda Ebright has also provided a complimentary chart available on her website that allows you to stitch all four in one large design if you wish.
See them all by clicking the date above.
January 24, 2014
We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying Dinky Dyes silk floss. It is a high quality, beautiful twisted hand dyed silk that comes in 8 metres skeins. While we have only a portion of the colours available we had to start somewhere. We also only have a couple of each colour at this time so if you need more than two or don't see a colour that Dinky Dyes carries please feel free to talk with us and ask about it. We are happy to add it to our next order. You can see them by clicking here.
We also have a few new designs to share with you today. To see them all click the date above. From Filigram these lovely seasonal samplers would make a beautiful set on a wall. Stitched using Gentle Arts Sampler threads, DMC conversion is provided.
And from Stickadeen von der Wiehenburg Flower Square Niobe and Scarlett
The designer has provided 5 colourways of DMC floss for this design. One in basic colours and the other 4 in Seasonal colours to mimic the seasons.
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The Stitching Bear has two cute designs. Coffee & Wine has taken a humourous spin on the Serenity Prayer and would make a cute little addition to a family room or den. It says "Lord give me coffee to change the things I can, and Wineto accept the things I can't"
Rosewood Manor has a most beautiful sampler titled "Buckleberry Sampler". It uses all DMC floss and stitched on Antique White. We recommend an evenweave or linen in 28 or 32 count as his does have some Algerian Eyelets which are little difficult on Aida. Also comes with a bonus Welcome design in the same colour selection. We saw this in Nashville and it is beautiful.
We have brought in a few design from Canadian designer Northern Expressions Needlework. Most use specialty stitches and threads but the diagrams are great and the designs are exquisite. Here is just one but make sure to check out the others. This one is called Shades of Gold.
We also have some new charts from Prairie Schooler, Poppy Creations and Val's Stuff.