New cross stitch patterns!

They're ready!

4 new cross stitch patterns for your stitching pleasure!

"Cat Tricks"
design worked on 32 count over 1 thread
stitch count ~ 110 wide X 110 high

"Happy Halloween"
design worked on 32 count over 1 thread
stitch count ~ 137 wide X 83 high

"My Hearth & Home"
design worked on 28 count over 1 thread
stitch count ~ 151 wide X 104 high

"Miss Snow Fairy"
design worked on 36 count over 2 threads
stitch count ~ 112 wide X 112 high

All frames shown are available for purchase on our website. We are waiting for our floss/linen order to arrive for kits...there will be a slight delay in shipping kits, but the patterns are ready for shipping.

A special "Thank you" goes out to Susanna, Suzanne & April for your beautiful stitching abilities...it is greatly appreciated!

With thy Needle & Thread,



Threads of time...

Introducing the "Threads of Time" sampler jewelry line...

~small snippets of antique handwork are carefully framed in each piece~

These pieces feature some new charms & jewelry findings that are hand crafted in Guatamala. These pieces will be posted on our website for purchase later this evening.


Going on vacation...

We're heading to the mountains to see our boy!

Dear husband and son are going to ride in the alpine road ride, Copper Triangle. I'm hoping the husband has trained enough to survive riding at 11,000 feet altitude!

As for me...

No, I am not doing the bike ride...

I have all I can do to survive the car ride up into the mountains! I will be fine once I get out of the car and can actually relax my toes & dig them out of the bottoms of my shoes!

I plan on relaxing, taking in the beautiful sights of the Colorado Rocky mountains and doing a little sketching/design work.

Country Stitches will be closed for vacation July 28th - August 3rd.

You are welcome to shop online during this time, but orders will not be shipped until August 4th. At that time we will fill/ship orders in the order they were received.

with thy needle & thread,



New additions....

Newly created jewelry pieces...
(click on photos to view larger image)

...now available for purchase on our website! All jewelry pieces come in a darling purse-shaped gift box...perfect for gift giving!

Have a good week,



Just gotta do!

"Sampler Sisters of the Thread" by The Primitive Needle

We just got some new patterns in from some of our favorite designers ~

The Primitive Needle

Midsummer Night Designs

Shakespeare's Sampler


Teresa Kogut

The Sampler Sisters of the Thread is definately on my "to-do" list...love this one! There is just something about a long & skinny sampler...

Hop on over to our website to view these new goodies....

I'm off to work,

but to the post office first...

am expecting my last cross stitch design in the mail today...wooohooo!

Then comes the scary part of...

do I frame it,

do I sew it into a pinkeep,

to over-dye

or to not over-dye....

With thy needle & thread,



Our jewelry findings/charm shipment arrived yesterday...for those of you waiting for these goodies, your orders shipped yesterday!


Can it be?

Received a phone call last night from this little guys mommy announcing another first.....

ate his first graham cracker

Can it be...

he is growing up so quickly ...

learning new things weekly...

I saw this verse by an unknown author...really liked it & am going to share

It's such a grand thing

to be

a mother

of a mother...

that's why

the world

calls her

a grandmother.

have a good day,


A Sneak Peek

Just a little peek....

Three of the 4 new cross stitch pattern designs are back from the stitchers. I've been busy finishing up the final instructions & framing the finished pieces.
I am hopeful to have the 4 new cross stitch patterns ready to go by month's end....

New pattern titles are:
Happy Halloween!
Cat Tricks
Miss Snow Fairy
My Hearth & Home

...that's it folks, no more hints!

With thy Needle & Thread,



Turn Scrap Booking Paper into Jewelry!

I'm just thrilled to pieces & doing the happy dance to have found another use for scrapbooking paper. I have a fetish (or addiction, perhaps) to scrapbooking paper....I LOVE it almost as much as I love buying fabric. I am so excited ... as I don't scrapbook!

Here are the latest jewelry creations....

all made with the Patera Jewelry Findings & Scrapbooking Paper

All pieces are now available for sale on our

Blessings to you,


New hand-crafted jewelry!

More new pieces of jewelry have been created & are now available for sale on our website. Pieces are listed under the NEW ITEMS & PATERA JEWELRY FINDINGS categories...check out both locations! Thank you to those of you who have already purchased pieces of our work...it has been great fun & exciting to work with a new medium.

Visit our website often as we will post new pieces as the jewelry is created. This jewelry is hand-crafted right here at Country Stitches.

~One of a kinds, hand-crafted one at a time~

have a joyful day,



The response to the handcrafted silver charms has been overwhelming, even selling out of several. Out of stock charms will be ordered next week.



We have had several requests in regards to the silver charms that we have on several pieces of our jewelry...and YES we are selling these charms!! They just arrived and one is as cute as the next...

Also...we have sold out of some of the jewelry pieces on our website. I will be adding more to the website as they are created...these are one of a kinds, made one at a time.

Hop on over to our website at www.countrystitchesonline.com to take advantage of our 10% off select items sale. Sale runs through July 4th, ending at 10:00 PM CST.

Happy 4th of July,