Check out what's new!
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.
July 23, 2014
The latest releases from Lizzie Kate have arrived. The final 3 from the Tingles series starts us off. If you like Halloween here is a great sampler that is colourful and fun. Each Double Flip has 2 designs and there are a total of 6 patterns so 12 in all. They can certainly be stitched individually, but, Lizzie Kate has also provided a complimentary border chart to stitch them all together in one long panel. Unique and Tingley.
This years Tiny Tidings is now in and we are presently at XIX (19 for those who are not Roman). Five holiday gems to stitch, finish and display or give this holiday season all in traditional Lizzie Kate colours and cuteness.
Santa for 2014 is here so if you are a collector you'll want to get this one. It's called Jolly, Round and Kind and is sure to be a fun stitch.
Back to Halloween and this one is called Hats Off to Halloween. If you are a Lizzie Kate officienado, you'll know that back in 1996 she did a similar design by the same title. They've updated with a new shape, new colours and lots of fun.
To view all these just click the date above.
July 19, 2014
The latest issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine has arrived. It's packed with lots of great designs including the great cover design of a wonderfully adorned witch stitched on perforated paper from Brookes Publishing. There is also a good article about the designer. Also in the classroom is a good article on Reversible Blackwork. Want to make the back of your blackwork as good as the front? This is the article for you.
Looking for great ways to finish your designs. Ackfeld Wire Company has some great bellpull hardware and we have a number of new items that have just arrived together with others that we have in stock as well.
To see the variety of finishing products, just click the Christmas tree above.
Also, from Samsarah Design Studio, they have been developing a series called Ten X the Fun and in coordination with Ackfeld Wire Company a great wire table display has been devised.
Together with die cut cards that attach to the table display you can stitch the designs from the series and attach them to the cards for a very unique display. Ten X the Fun patterns come with 5 designs based on a theme like, snowmen, Halloween hats, Christmas trees, hearts, flowers, roosters etc. Stitch them on perforated paper, cut them out and adhere them to the cards. Then just flip them to change your dispaly. Wire display and cards are sold separately.
Recently, one of our customers began stitching on a number of the designs in this series and sent us a pic of her mantle with the calendar display on it. It looks fantastic and is such a unique way to make a display.
To see all these items just click the date above.
July 15, 2014
We have a variety of great items to share with you today. First up from Little House Needleworks is this wonderful design called Robin's Song with the usual characteristics and colours of LHN. The designer states that it has been designed with 3 panels that can be stitched together as shown, or you can stitch them separately or omit the middle panel and stitch the outside ones together. Lots of options and lots of fun.
We haven't seen a lot new from Kit & Bixby for a couple of years but this one just released caught our fancy. Chocolate Monday has a chocolate kiss on it that almost looks good enough to eat but it's calorie free because it is stitched.
Some new Mill Hill kits are here as well.
Part of the Pins and Ornaments Series hopefully this Santa is just the first in a series.
Merry Christmas Santa
And two others from the Pins and Ornaments series are these two very cute bead kits.
Cat in the Box
From My Big Toe Designs here's two great projects that are sure to be fun to stitch and to display.
To Stitch or Not to Stitch
Dirty Little Words
Check them all out by clicking the date above.
July 9, 2014 Addition
We just processed these delightful little perf paper ornament kits from Yarn Tree. They come with perforated paper, floss, charms, beads and a needle. Just click the date above to see them all.
July 9, 2014
The latest issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazines have arrived. First up is the Christmas Preview/August issue. Don't let the front cover fool you. We love our American friends and their flag but the cover design is the only one with Old Glory in it. There is a lot of other great designs along with 11 Christmas ornament designs as a prelude to the upcoming Annual Christmas Issue later this year.
The Halloween Issue has also arrived packed with 47 Spooky ornaments for a ton of fun stitching now to October.
From Annie's, publishers of Just Cross Stitch magazine, we also have this great book called Four Seasons of Cross Stitch - House Mouse that includes 14 humourous and fun designs relating to the life of a mouse. No chairs needed!
July 3, 2014
This update includes all designs from Heritage Crafts and the artwork of John Clayton. Many of you have enjoyed stitching from his Elegant women series. They have now been adapted into a Miniature Series, same designs just a head shot however. Plus a new design from the Elegance Series called Vanessa.
Check them all out by clicking the date above.
June 13, 2014
A number of wonderful things to share with you today starting with a new collection from Glendon Place. This one is called Baroque Beauties Collection and so far we have Elizabeth, Isabel and Katherine.
From DMC/CharlesCraft 3 new plush toys that are so very cute. Each has a stitchable bib on it and comes with a card bearing 3 or 4 different designs along with an alphabet to peronsalize if you wish. Great little gifts for the baby.
From Stoney Creek, two wonderful designs the first called "Reindeer and Ribbons" that uses just two colours of hand dyed thread and "Winter Welcome Sampler" perfect for snowmen lovers.
June 7, 2013
Just before we highlight a few new patterns from Handblessings Designs we want to let you know that we are running a sale on all in stock Little House Needlework and Country Cottage Needlework - 15% OFF now through June 21. You can check them all out in our Bargain Centre. For this sale only, if we run out of any or all from the 12 part Santa's Village, 12 part Little Sheep Virtues or the 6 part Hometown Series, prepay for the full set and we will special order them for you at the sale price.
Just a few highlight of new items from Handblessings. Designer Eilleen Gurak continues her silhouette series with 4 new cute designs.
Just click the date above to check these designs out or click the pics.
May 29, 2014
Coming soon are two annual magazine issues that people seem to love. We are taking pre-orders for the August issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine this being the Christmas Preview issue. Included with the 28 projects in this upcoming issue are 11 holiday projects as a preview to the annual Christmas issue available later this year. This Preview issue will be available early July.
May 23, 2014
Hey it's time for some weekend window shopping so grab a cool drink and have a seat. Let's begin our highlight for today. From Imaginating we have a great line up of designs, continuing the Let's... Series along with some great new Wedding designs and birth as well.
Many of you have been enjoying the Let's series like Let's Sew, Let's Visit Grandpa or Let's Do Coffee or Let's Wag More! Here are a couple new ones to this ongoing series. First is Let's Sing, then Let's Have Fun with Yarn and Let's Marry.
"Honoring Marriage" is a wonderful modern look for a wedding sampler. Simple, quick to stitch yet something that will become a lasting treasure for the recipients. Comes with an alphabet for personalizing.
And we have a highlight for newly arrived Lizzie Kate designs. First up is a new series called "Tingles". The first 3 Tingles have arrived, more to come at a later date. There will be 6 charts in all and 12 designs that can be stitched individually or using Lizzie Kate's complimentary chart you can fit them all together into one long panel that will be a delight to display when October 31 rolls around.
When combined the finished design looks like this
We all love our pets and here are some great String designs to honor our cats and dogs. Doggy String and Kitty String Snippets are very cute and include lots of fun dog and cat motifs and a couple of pups or kittens as well.
There is much more to see in the "All New Arrivals" update so make sure to click the date above and do a little browsing.
May 21, 2014
Check out the New Arrivals for this date. We have some new kits that have arrived from Bucilla like the two pictured below and also from Design Works like Kitty Dinner. This one is delightful.
Check out the rest by clicking the date above. Scenery, stockings, inspiration.
May 21, 2014
We've added a few new colours to our line of the new DMC metallic thread called Diamant. DMC's new hand embroidery Diamant thread is made in Japan and its high quality and appealing shades will add a luxurious feel and high definition to any design. Viscose fibres are wrapped in a metallised polyester coating followed by a silicone treatment; this expert treatment helps the thread glide through fabrics without damaging it. Unlike the 6-stranded DMC metallic thread we've all come to hate, Diamant is softer and it holds up to stitching very well. It is smooth, compared to other metallics. And it works quite well for surface embroidery, cross stitch, tatting and quilting. Give it a try! We presently have 7 colours to add a nice sheen to your projects.
May 17, 2014
Another quick update today starts with number 6 in the Frosty Forest Series from Country Cottage Needleworks. This one is called Snowy Foxes and has an cute optional button. All 6 parts are available online or in store. Collect the whole series. There are 3 left in the series to be released.
Here is a picture of some of the others in the series that we have stitched and finished as models in the shop.
And while we know that last thing we want to think about is Christmas and Santa, this design when it came in sold within 2 days of arrival and we didn't even get a chance to put it online. So here is Ho Ho Ho from Cottage Garden Samplings. He's just cute!
May 15, 2014 Supplement
We have a few new designs to share with you today. For those of you who love Mill Hill bead kits we have some Button & Bead kits and some of their ornament kits.These are all stitched on the supplied perforated paper and come with thread, beads and needles.
And from the little ornament series these great snowbells with cute names to boot.
Check them all out along with a couple others not in this higlight by clicking the date above.
May 15, 2014
Just a quick highlight for all the tatters out there. We just brought in New Moonlit Shuttles from Handy Hands. We have one each of the full set of colours and each Moonlit Shuttle is made of plastic, posted with steel hook. It is 2.75" excluding hook x .75 wide. They are not listed online but are available in the shop. Feel free to call if you would like one. They come in 11 luscious colours.
And we have added a few new colours in all sizes of Lizbeth threads, but also wanted to mention that we have added 5 of the new colours of Twirlz thread from Lizbeth in size 20. What's different? The Lizbeth Twirlz thread is 100% Egyptian cotton, a 6-ply Cordonnet, which means two threads are twisted together, then three cords are twisted together for a 6-ply Cordonnet. Before the three cords are twisted together they are dyed three different colors, then twisted together, double mercerized, and gas singed. This gives the Lizeth Twirlz thread a unique look never seen in a 6-ply Cordonnet thread. The Twirlz are numbers 400-409 under the size 20 thread. Gives a very unique look to your work.
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There is many more. If you would like to see them just click the Christmas Tree.
Samsarah Design Studio has been working on a series called Ten X the Fun. Each pattern has 5 different designs based on a theme like snowmen, Christmas trees, Halloween hats, hearts, roosters etc. Then in coordination with Ackfeld Wire Company a wire display was made along with die cut cards to make a very unique presentation that is changeable as often as you want. Do monthly themes or whatever. Here is the rack with die cut cards (sold separately).
One of our customers has been stitching a number of sets and sent us this pic of her mantle display. Looks fantastic.
A great way to have some fun stitching and to display it in a unique way that is totally changeable. Designs are stitched on perforated paper and then glued to the cards.
See all these items by clicking the date above.