Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nora Corbett's Letters

If you haven't seen Nora Corbett's letters and fairies....these are the "P", "Q" and "R"..... and have the other letters as well. We have many customers stitching these-Nora has used Crescent Colors, beads and a few #4 braids to create stunning designs. Each one is pretty individually or could be done as a grouping. One of our customers is doing an initial for each granddaughter....a treasure.
Still waiting on the Prairie Santa for 2009 and for more information on the special stocking book that Blackbird is releasing for Halloween-this will be a book of thirteen miniature stockings similar to their monthly books they have released since January. As soon as we have more information we will pass it along. Suffice it to say if you are interested in preordering one let us know asap-we also have preorder forms for the 2009 Prairie Santa and the 2009 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. Don't be left out in the cold-sign up now!!
Hope all is going well for all of you-I have two day s left of sun and fun and then back home to my little monkeys and my friends ( read family!) at The Strawberry Sampler...when I tell people I miss work and home they think I'm nuts...I'm sooo lucky to have both a great home and job with lots I people/dogs I love. I wish the same for all of you!! Til tomorrow--Molly

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Preview of What's To Come!!

Greetings-Most of the designs I have posted are not available as of yet but are going to be released within the next few weeks-The Prairie Schooler design isn't their annual Santa (we are still be very patient in our seats!!) but they have been releasing a limited run includes 28 count linen and Crescent Colors-extremely cute this year!! The kit is $31.00. Hurry and order and get your Christmas in July 20% discount if ordered by Friday at 5PM.
More tomorrow-until then my best to you!! Molly

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Greetings from OBX

New from Bent Creek and Samsarah-these designs are due in to the shop by Wednesday-make sure to look carefully at the Witch's Broom carefully-the large design is on the left side of the book cover and all of the little designs are stitched and then added to the broom-it is very creative. Of course, the smaller designs could be used on a Halloween tree or as pins-definitely a must have. Do also see the squirrel on the Snapper branch--can't wait to see what's next!!
Am waiting for the current storm to blow over here in NC...the sea air and waves are good for the soul and to stitch while the kids are playing--Hope all of you are good...will check to see what other new items are out there and post what I find-til then--happy stitching!! Molly

Friday, July 24, 2009

New from With Thy Needle and Thread!

Brand new from With Thy Needle and Thread-these should be to us within the next two weeks--Adorable!!
I'm especially partial to Miss Snow Fairy! Each graph is $9.00...Can't even believe next Saturday starts a new month and that it is already going to be August!! Egads!! Last Saturday, Lisa Roswell stopped in to see all of her models (she is the designer "Primitive Needle")...she is so very talented and her trunk show has been extremely successful! Be sure to stop in tomorrow (Saturday) if you haven't gotten a chance...We are now having a hard time deciding which of her designs to have stitched(we already have several but now have to have more!!)
Hope you have a great weekend-I will post more NEW this weekend!! Love you all-Molly

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New from Mill Hill are a great selection of Christmas kits--I have posted several (but not all) of the kits-we just got a second shipment (the first sold out within days)...they are soooo stinking cute...Beth just worked on putting models together yesterday and is putting one of the snowmen (Western) on blue fabric instead of the perf paper that is included with the kit--
If you are interested in the either kits available check our website or . I hadn't seen Jim Shore items before but have become a huge fan!! (I know, what rock do I live under??) Wichelt/Mill Hill have done several books and kits with his designs-make sure you see them...
Waiting on a shipment from Hoffman today-and waiting on the 2009 Prairie Schooler Santa still-we have a contact list going (e-mail or phone number)...let us know if we can add your name and address/number...Hope you're having a good day wherever you are-it is gray again here...looks like we're in for more typical July temps by the weekend-yuck! Take care--and thank you to all of you that continue to follow!! Molly

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What a great day to stitch...

Here's a selection of some new products-something for everyone-"The Boys Are Back In Town" is an adorable picture of trick or treaters- a free graph given with the purchase of the button pack. Victoria Sampler's Tea Party is elegant! I have shown it as VS does-as a framed picture, as a tea cozy and a close-up of the stitching-This has to be one of my favorites of theirs. Val has done her kitties proud-these little furry guys are shown in season with buttons adorning-you will see a model of these going up at some point here at the shop. Lastly, Gloria and Pat have released a new book with friendship designs-really precious!! (Get it? Precious Moments?? Are you awake yet???) I hope you're having a good day-it is gray here-misty and soothing. A great day to turn on an Alfred Hitchcock movie, grab a coffee and blankie (aka blanket), and curl up on the sofa with your stitching and best furry friend. Enjoy!! Talk to you soon--Molly

Friday, July 17, 2009

WOW! New from Little House and Country Cottage

Wow-can you believe it? Two blogs in one day! But I was surfing to see updates and saw these four fabdabulous designs and HAD to get them up for you all to see!! they will be to us ASAP so let us know and we will sign you up for a copy!! I just had a request for a Mayflower sampler on Saturday-Wynn if you're reading this you must have ESP!! Will post more as I see them! Have a great weekend and look forward to hearing form you all-be sure to check out the website too-Beth put a bunch of new items up under 2009 Stitching and Christmas too!! Molly

Christmas stitching and new items!!!

I'm stitching the above Merry Christmas-then to start the two snow angels!! SO CUTE!!!

Beth soooo loves the above new sampler-full of great ships and anchors-definitely her!!

Happy Friday to you all! And thank you to all of you that have been reading/following this blog-I have had soooo many nice comments from sooo many wonderful people! I have posted some new items due in next week-more will appear next week...and don't forget-two weeks left of our Christmas in July sale-be sure to get started on your project collections now!! Have a fabulous weekend-I shall be catching up on sleep, playing with my two pups, spending time with friends, and especially thanking God for my mom's 5 year checkup without any further signs of cancer...I'm so proud of how hard she's worked to recover! See you all on Monday!! Molly

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blackbird Stockings

If you haven't seen these graphs by Blackbird they are a must-see!! Phyllis is stitching these and has been using scraps of various fabrics-some are over dyed, some aren't. Some are 30ct, some 28ct, some 32ct. They're not all on the same color fabric either...I'm going to try to photo them and get them up by Friday-say your prayers!!

Lots of construction still happening here at the shop but it isn't stopping so many of you wonderful people from coming in-and we can't thank you enough!!! We are hoping that it will be winding down soon-We can't wait to see the finished product--
Have a great Wednesday!! BTW did you see our Phillies boys in the All-Star game?? Go Chase, Shane, Ryan and my favorite, Jayson!! You make us proud!! Molly