Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tweet Biscornu...

New in the shop are a few designs by Barbara Ana Designs
Carolyn just stitched up this cutie...
 It is  "Tweet Biscornu"
notice the cute little petite glass bead trimmed edge. 

The pattern cost is $10.50

Roses of Provence...

Mirabilia's newest design
 Roses of Provence
she is stitched on 32 count White Chocolate linen.
This is one of the shops new favorite linen colors.
Her finished size is 13.75" x 16.25"
The pattern cost is $14.00 and the bead pack is $16.50
She is beautiful!

A long, long time ago...

Mom brought these in today...I had to share them with you.
Yep, they were mine.
I wore little patent leather shoes and carried a patent leather purse.
So darn cute!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Lizzie Kate....

The new "JINGLES" have started to arrive!  The first three are Deck the Halls, Noel and Ho Ho Ho Holiday Each pattern sells for $4.50
The newest Inspiration Boxer
As for me and my house  sells for $16.00
Promise Me
pattern cost is $8.00
and last but no least....
The new snippet Spring String
Easy to complete in time for spring.
This tiny snippet sells for $4.00

Monday, January 21, 2013

Handmade ladies hankerchiefs......

In a much more gentile world when ladies still carried hankies, we would find beauties like these.
Another wonderful ebay find by Lynn.
These are hand embroidered on cotton with many types of stitches.
Usually called wedding hankies, they were traditionally given as gifts to mother of the bride. They could also be fastened to a lady's cuff or pinned onto a neckline with a broach.
We wanted to share these beautiful hankies with you.

Vintage lace-making thread....

What a wonderful fined!
Carolyn found this ecru vintage lace-making thread on ebay.
Originally from Manchester England in the 1940's it ended up in Romania.
This is where it was listed for sale.  If only threads could talk.  We would love to know the story of how they ended up there.
2 ply thread in sizes 2/50, 2/80, 2/120, 2/140 and 2/160.
We can't believe how fine the 2/160 thread is.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Violet's Blue by Blackbird Designs...

Violets, one of my favorite flowers.
They always remind me of my grandma. 
I loved to cut her lawn that was sprinkled with wild violets. 
 The air would be filled with the most wonderful scent....
Violet's Blue book cost is $9.00

Vickery Collection....

Three new designs have arrived!

Decorative Keys $9.00

Decorative Scissors $9.00

Vintage Metalworks $9.00

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jingle Flip It series.....

Lizzie Kate is getting ready to release a new line of flip-its!
We are so excited. the flip it series are some of the best selling patterns at the shop.
This is just a sneak peek....
There will be 12 in all, released 3 at a time.
Each will sell for $4.50.
They can be stitched separately or all as one picture.
Not sure on an actual date for their arrival, but if you would like to go on the list to be notified, just give us a call.
We can't wait!

A cauliflower pincushion...

Isn't this fascinating?
Carolyn saw this cauliflower pincushion in an issue of  Inspirations magazine.
It was the winner of the pincushion challenge and the next issue had the instructions.
I can't believe anyone has enough patients to make that many french knots!
What a talented artist you are Carolyn...thanks for sharing.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Valentines is around the corner...

This was so much fun to stitch!

"B My Valentine" by Drawn Thread
With each patterned box you will learn a new stitch.
The pattern and illistrations are very clear and easy to follow.
The whole design is stitch on linen with silk thread.
Pattern cost is $10.00
What a beauty!

New Years Resolutions...

Have you been thinking about your resolutions?
When you finish stitching this Lizzie Kate design you will have these memorized.
Words to live by...
This series is the
Click here for the free border pattern"More=Less"
each pattern contains two of the sayings and each has a charm to attach.
You will need a total of 4 pattterns each $8.00.

Isn't he cute....

Wendy is a grandma!!!!
Seems like we have waited longer than 9 months for this delivery.
This is baby Asher, her darling grandson.
Congratulations Wendy and John - Alex and Cisco too!