If you are in a Halloween stitching mood, check out our Featured Products on the left hand side of your screen near the top. Lots of "Scary" designs to see.
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.
Thread & Eye is hosting a wonderful weekend with British blackwork designer Elizabeth Almond October 17-19. Our 2 day session on the 18th and 19th is now full but we are also having a 2 hour Make It & Take It evening with Liz on the 17th from 7-9 pm. Space is very limited so you must act now to book your spot. Click the date above to order online or call immediately 519.685.1444 to book your space. We cannot guarantee a place so act fast.
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.
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 17, 2014
The annual Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine is now in shop. We have very limited quatities available and cannot guarantee that when you place your order online we will still have them in stock. Lots of great reading, recipes and stitching in this issue.
Also the regular issue of Just Cross Magazine and Cross Stitch & Needlework are also in stock right now.
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.
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. We haven't tried it yet but figure it would also work with the new little USB plug-ins for an electric socket along with the supplied cable.
As usual to see these and other new arrivals just click the date above.
August 19, 2014
We are back from our week of holidays. One of our days off was a trip cross border to pick up some large orders so we will have a number of New Arrival updates over the next little while starting with todays update.
Candian designer Northern Expressions has released some great new monochromatic, geometric motif designs. We've talked about Shades of Gold in previous updates but today we highlight Shades of Wine, Shades of Blue and Shades of Red.
Also a companion piece to Twisted Band Sampler is Twisted Rainbow Sampler. A challenging stitch on the diagonal that gives a very unique look. It comes in a full cross stitch version and a specialty stitch version with great diagrams outlining the specialty stitches
A new company to us is StitchX Designs. These two designs based on beautiful watercolours have been adapted to cross stitch using all full cross stitches.
First is Tiger Reflection and second is Cheetah Watercolor.
From Pinoy Stitch these unique Kimono designs are sure to make an impression stitched, framed and on display in your home. First up is Flying Cranes then Peacock and finally Autumn Colors.
We love cute and these two designs from Cross Stitch Wonders fit the bill. Monkey Safari and then Baby Mouse Star look wonderful on their own but we also thought with a little creativity by adding name, birth date and a few other particulars if desired you could easily turn these into Birth Announcements.
And finally for this highlight this humourous look at the cat. It's called "Talk to the Hand" and we think the title needs to be worked into the design to make this a laugh out loud addition to your wall.
Check out all these and more by clicking the date above. All pictures are linked as well. Have fun!
In case you missed our email notice, we are taking pre-orders for the fall release of the annual Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine. Make sure to reserve your issue today so you don't miss out.
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.
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 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.
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