New Patterns are Here!

It is market weekend and the following charts are making their debut there.
I am happy to share my new Autumn and Holiday cross stitch charts,
"Boo & Baa-bbie"
Many of you stitched the Patriotic Poppies design, it has quickly become a best seller!  Everyone really enjoyed the little touch and texture of the dimensional wool flowers.  I decided to build upon the summer sheep and create something for Halloween.    The farmstead is now in celebration of Halloween!   Baa-bie is pulling a pumpkin wagon that has became over-grown with Black-Eyed Susans...planted by the crows, no doubt!  This sweet little pinkeep is about the exact same size as the Patriotic Poppies version and worked on the same 40 count Doubloon linen over two threads.  

 "Acorn Gathering Sewing Roll"
It is that time of year when the squirrels are beginning to scamper and scurry a little bit more...
 gathering, hunting, digging,
getting ready for the winter months. 
 I sort of do this myself...only with my stitching goodies! 
 I thought it would be appropriate to stitch something honoring these little gatherer's...
This design features those bushy-tailed little critters,
who no doubt have hidden a few acorns in those big pots of
autumn Mums
 to be snacked upon on a cold snowy day.
 The sewing roll has a pocket to hide your scissors, needles
any other stitching goodies.
And like any good little squirrel,
I have hidden a fun little stitching project in this pattern!
'Tis not pictured,
it's a surprise...
you must dig and hunt to find it!!
You will love this little treasure,
it coordinates so sweetly with the sewing roll!
You can even hide it in the pocket,
if you wish!
Design is stitched over two threads on the beautiful 40 count Doubloon linen by Picture This Plus.    Old mother of pearl buttons and vintage seam tape ribbon adds extra detail and charm to this finish.

 "In Santa Claus Land"
The punch needle pattern, Merry Olde Soul has now been adapted to cross stitch...had many, many request for this! 
I hope you all like it~
When I charted this sampler and sent if off to model stitcher, Suzanne, I had no idea how I was going to finish the piece.   I wanted something more then just a frame... I decided on something a little different for a finish and LOVE how it turned out.  I created this into a long and narrow pocket...perfect to hang on a peg or old cupboard door.  The stitched piece becomes the pocket that's gets filled with cinnamon-dusted vintage pipe cleaners, that I bent into candy canes, pine greenery and a miniature piece of sheet music...precious! The piece is worked over two threads, on 40 count Ale linen  by Picture This Plus.  The backside is faced with red antique reproduction calico.  Old buttons are stitched to the top scallop for just that perfect added touch! 

Pattern includes the miniature sheet music, too!

A big shout out of "THANKS" to Suzanne Garber for stitching this model.  I am forever grateful for your help and friendship.

"Christmas Cottage"
In the late July pattern releases you will find a Halloween chart titled, Hallow-day Inn...it is a pair of spooky little witches sharing a room for two at the local Hallow-day Inn. 
That chart became the inspiration
 for a Christmas themed
Christmas Cottage.
A quaint little cottage all decorated and ready for St Nick to make his appearance.  Take note of the sampler hanging above the mantel...the home of a sampler-lover, no doubt!   You'll find mini woolly Putz sheep, sisal trees, and old fashioned candlesticks  upon the mantel and stockings just waiting to be filled.  Santa has left a new doll chair and pull sheep toy for the good boys and girls.
The design is stitched over two threads on the new sized
 36 count linen,
color - Confederate Gray
from Week Dye Works. 

A big thank you to Susanna Baker for stitching this model.    I wish my backside-stitching looked as good as yours, Susanna!

New charts, linens, and floss kits to support these new patterns are in stock and ready to ship.

With thy Needle & Thread,