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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.

November 14, 2014
While I am Canadian and appreciate the seasons, as I get older the coming of the cold holds less enjoyment with each new year. I am unprepared for the plummeting temps and the warnings of snow squall warnings on the radio today. If you are a little like me, the thought of staying indoors where it is warm might have a lot of sway right now. If you would like something to do while staying indoors, grab a nice warm drink, bring up our website and take a look at today's New Arrival offerings. Lots to check on this date, so click the date above and have some "warm" fun. For now here are just a few highlights:

The Let's.... Series from Imaginating continues to bring so much enjoyment. In time for Christmas stitching we have "Let's Be Jolly" and "Let's Deck the Halls"

Also from Imaginating a wonderful design called "Peace Snowflake"

Many of you have seen the design I stitched a number of years ago called "Ironwork Gate". It has been one of our top sellers of all time. CW Designs has come up with a new design that has a very similar look. From the Pastel Reflections Series this is called Pink House. There is also Blue House but it was out of stock when we ordered. We'll hope to get it sometime.

Also from CW Designs and for those who aren't ready to give up on spring and summer, here is a beautiful recreation of nature called "Spring Florals" and it contains all three designs shown.

One last highlight is from a list of new arrivals from Stoney Creek. This one is called "Sparklie and White" and is a collection of delightful snowmen with whimsical and witty sayings.

Make sure to click the date above and check out these and many other offerings that have just arrived.

November 13, 2014
The much anticipated release of Lizzie Kate's new mystery sampler "Things Unseen" is here. We had to take pre-orders for this and as a result by the time it was released last week our supply was dwindling. We still do have some Part 1 in stock, a few thread packs, limited button packs (but you really don't need those until the project is done) and we some of the Wren fabric in 14 & 16 count aida, as well as 28ct Cashel and 32 ct Belfast. If we have run out of anything when you order, Lizzie Kate's next ship date with Part 2 is mid December, so we'll have more of everything then. Here is a sneak peak at the stitched piece with the beautiful Weeks Dye Works threads to the left. You can get more details by clicking the date above.

October 8, 2014
The newest from Lizzie Kate have arrived. First highlight is called Snow Dudes! A set of 3 cute designs taking an idea from Foxwood Crossing designs and using their little sled ornaments. Stitched on perforated paper, the designs are then cut out and mounted on to the sled, providing a quick, easy and very cute ornament.

A little touch of Halloween is found in Lizzie Kates latest little kit called "Spooky Eyes. It comes with 28 count Eek hand dyed fabric from Picture this Plus, a skein of Kohl from Weeks Dye Works, little buttons for eyes and hand dyed black mini pom trim along with finishing instructions.

And from cute to elegant we have Reindeer Stocking which includes a button pack and the 2014 edition of Flora's Stockings which also comes with a button/embellishment pack

There is a lot more for this days highlights and update. If only we had more time to post them all. Please make sure to click the date above to see all 33 new designs that have recently arrived. Just before we go however, we want to highlight just a couple more.

From Just Cross Stitch the magazine company comes this wonderful keepsake calendar for 2015. You'll find 12 exclusive floral design to celebrate each month of the coming year in full colour along with the patterns to stitch them. We have just 3 copies in stock so get one while they last.

And from Ink Circles her latest designs are here as well at the Roll Your Own Mandalas 1, 2 and 3. These are very unique designs allowing you to create palettes and make stained glass masterpieces. Here is #1. Click the link to these patterns and you can read all about the RYO.

And to finish off, two new designs from Imaginatings "Let's Series" to help us celebrate fall..."Let's Love Autumn" and "Let's Leap into Fall"


Click the date above!

October 7, 2014
A number of new kits to highlight today from small to large, some cross stitch and some needlepoint style.

From Dimensions, 3 small kits, just 5" square and printed in colour on canvas. Titled "Sandpoint", "A Bowl of Apples" and "Tiger Profile".

A new company for us is called Riolis and they are out of Russia. These kits all come with the appropriate aida cloth, a woolen/acrylic blend of yarn with real swatch thread organizer for easy reference, needle and full instructions.

Elephants in Savannah

Lions in Savannah

Zebras in Savannah

White Owl

Funny Penguins

White Orchids

Still Life with Martini (Don't know if it shaken or stirred but it is a great recreation of a pastel drawing)

From Design Works and the artwork of Joan Elliot this needlepoint kit comes with 12 count interlock canvas printed in full colour, great for finishing as a pillow as well as the acrylic yarn, needle and instructions.

Artful Flowers

Candamar also has a needlepoint kit in the William Morris style, however this comes with plain 14 count mesh canvas, cotton floss, needles and easy to follow instructions. Also would make a great pillow.

Morris Style Pillow/Picture

Check out all these great kits by clicking the pictures or the date above.

September 19, 2014
A few great designs have arrived and we'd love to share them with you. T.A. Smith Designs is a new company for us. Her name is actually Teresa and here are a couple of great designs. Pretty Little Square comes with an option for a colourful version and a more solid version.

And Noel has a wonderful old world look and comes with 3 separate designs as shown.

Rosewood Manor has another new offering, this one called Round & Round. In the style of a motif sampler this has beautiful colour and symmetry using just 4 colours of Weeks Dye Works.

And this wise saying comes from C Street Samplerworks. It's called Age Improves with Wine. No more need be said. 

There is a few more, but just one more highlight and that is from Nancy's Needle and the latest Holiday Tree and this one is VI

There is a few more so make sure to click the date above and have some fun looking.

September 13, 2014

Coming Soon! Lizzie Kate has announced the coming of a new 3 part Mystery Sampler called "Things Unseen". You can read all about it by clicking the date above and pre-order by October 9 for release of the part 1 mid November. Parts 2 & 3 will be released mid December and January subsequently.

August 30, 2014
Well this might be an update that you'll need a nice hot cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy some window shopping. Lots of great patterns and lots of variety to share today. We'll only take a little bit of time and space here to highlight a few so make sure to click the date above to go to the All New Arrivals for this date and see everything there.

For those of you who enjoy stitching the little Mennonite designs from Lynne's Prints and the artwork of Diane Graebner we have 3 delightful designs:
Christmas Delivery

Autumn Arrangements

Autumn Fun

From Prairie Schooler, first is the new 2014 Schooler Santa an annual release as well as Hocus Pocus, Christmas Tree Farm and The Night Before Christmas all in the traditional Prairie Schooler style.

Little House Needlework has released The Old Red Barn

And we love these Halloween releases from Waxing Moon Designs:
Halloween - When the cobwebs in my house become decorations

Stir with the Big Girls

We also love these new designs from Lena Lawson Needlearts. They are adapted from original artwork and are very cute. There is Cupcakes, Sarah's Eventful Dog Walk and Little Dancer.

Rosewood Manor has a beautiful motif style sampler called Persian Lace that would be fun to stitch and make a striking display on a wall.

There is also a wonderful design from Stoney Creek called Live Laugh Love, quite a number from Imaginating including a great new design from the Let's series, this one called Let's Love Baby that would make a great baby sampler/announcement, a great new design from Keslyn called Medallions and so much more. Make sure to get comfy and click the date above. And don't forget, we can't carry everything that is released on a monthly basis. We order regularly from Hoffman Distributing and Norden Crafts and if you find something there that we don't have on our website don't hesitate to ask us to get it for you.

August 26, 2014
Some great new Mill Hill kits to share with you today. From Jim Shore these great Christmas designs stitched on 18 count Aida and everything is included in the kits even the beading needle. The 4 in this series are Reindeer, Tree, Santa and Snowman each with delightful design elements and wonderful colours.

From the new Curly Girl Series we have "Off Your Path", "Cake Required", "Clutter", "In the Chairs" and "Inner Tube". Just a lighthearted look at life. Each come with 28 count linen, floss, beads and needles.

Then there is a new Christmas Jewel series of beaded ornaments. Each come with perforated paper to stitch on as well as all beads, floss, needles and instructions. Beautiful colours and a quick easy way to add decoration to your holiday festivities or to give as a gift. We've pictured Holly and Jade below. See the rest in the All New Arrivals area.

And finally another ornamental series based on the theme of Love. There is Love Stitching, Love Halloween, Love Notes and Love Coffee. Stitched on perforated paper everything you need is in the kit including the little charm.

There is also a new design from Nora Corbet in the Bewitching Pixies series, this one called Ana and from the John Clayton Elegance series is Abbi. There is more so we hope you will check it all out by clicking the date above.

August 22, 2014
We have a few items to share with you today. First up from Little House Needlework, two more in the Calendar Girls series. This time July and August.

Whether a tea drinker, coffee fiend (like me) or wine taster this design covers it all. From Homespun Elegance this design has something for each addiction. Shown stitched in really nice antique colours of hand dyed threads these cute sentiments would make wonderful decorative pieces in your home.

For counted canvas lovers we have two great designs from Laura J Perin and her Impressionist Series. First is Turning Leaves and then Lahaina Breezes. Patterns come with specialty bead packs and require a list of specialty fibers that may be special order items. Check with us when you purchase the pattern.

And finally, we are always on the lookout for new little gadgets and saw this unique little light. We thought it would be great for those occassions when traveling and the lighting isn't great like a hotel room etc. Very compact, folds down small for easy storage, has 24 LED lights and 3 power settings and runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) or it comes with a USB cable to plug into a USB port on your laptop or computer. Read more by clicking the pic and going to the product description.

As usual to see these and other new arrivals just click the date above.

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