Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pre-orders for special Halloween Collection Book

Hi all-Hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday-it went really, really fast! Beth and I worked (with lots of friends) at the Devon Horseshow as volunteers at the Hamburger booth-I ended up working with the new pizza guy-and it was BUSY!! Well, that's good for the Bryn Mawr Hospital but it made for some tired girls!!
Up above is a soft cover book with 50 new designs-due out mid-August for $16.95...you can pre-order yours now-just email us or call us! You know I already have my name in!!
Well, off to play with my pups!!
Take care and hope you are staying cool! xoxo M

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Coming soon from Samsarah

HI all-The next fruit in the Farmer's Market series will be coming soon-the pear! These are fun and quick to stitch-be sure to see our two-soon to be three-pieces stitched by Phyllis and Stella (out two lightening stitchers!) Also from Samsarah is Patti's Garden-full of heart shaped flowers...Have started a new category on our web-Last Chance--these will be items (kits, charts, fabrics, whatever!) that are no longer going to be carried here at the shop so they are going, going, gone!

My thoughts and prayers are going out to the folks in Missouri-the pictures and videos are disturbing/devastating. I'm not sure what's going on right now but doesn't it seem like there are too many disasters?? Is the world coming down??? Yikes.

Take care of yourselves-stay safe!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Coming soon from Country Stitches/With Thy Needle

Happy Monday all-I don't know about you all but I worked my tail off this weekend-the weather was soooo gorgeous on Saturday that yard work was a must-and so my veggie garden is planted, the yard is mowed and weedwacked and by yesterday (and still by today) I am sore, beaten up by the rototiller, and generally pooped...but by gosh when I'm eating (hopefully) fresh tomatoes I will be grateful. Unless the groundhog gets them first...
Just saw the news from Country Stitches/With Th Needle (http://www.withthyneedleandthread.blogspot.com/) that as of June 20th a new series will be released-Autumn will be released the first day of Summer, Winter released the first day of Autumn and so on---the sneak peek is above-LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Sign me up now!!
Well, off to check the weather forecast-Beth and I ( and a group of friends) are supposed to go to the Phillies tonight but as my dear friend Sheila says, the skies look omnibus!!
Take care and hope all of you are happy and stitching up a storm!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday May 20, 2011

Howdy all-here we are at Friday again-what a fun week-even though we've had so much rain it's nothing compared to what others have had to endure. So I just put the raincoat on and enjoy what could be snow, ice or unbearable heat.
I've enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces this week-Laura M., Nikki S., Barbara S., Sally T., Agnes B., Yvonne S., Elizabeth, Charlotte...we've heard from lots of you...Beth's Weary Wednesday was terrific-I am going to print it and hang it to remind me to see the sunny side when times get tough...
Hoping tomorrow doesn't end at 6PM-totally don't believe it (okay, maybe 10% of my head says"Hey it could happen")-and not going to do anything foolish but I have way too much left to stitch!! Right??!!
The above will be the next in the Brooke's Books Publishing Bride's Tree Ornaments-a really sweet series if you haven't seen it!
Well, off to spend the evening with the pups-yesterday was Mr Miley Coyote's birthday-his Grammie sent him a new blanket and I think we'll cuddle up under it and watch a replay of last night's The Office! I'm already missing Michael Scott! Big, big tears!!
Have a great weekend and see you Monday!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New from Little House

The above will be coming soon from Little House-Colonial Welcome-love it!!
Am trying to take pictures of my stitching and obviously having full moon issues! Will keep trying-
Amy has her stitch along blog set up for the Mystery Sampler...http://mysterystitchalong.blogspot.com/ Join along for lots of fun and suspense!!
More tomorrow!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

New From The Drawn Thread

Howdy all-I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and week after...I am home and happy in my routine/life...my pups missed me while I was gone but only half as much as I did them!! My Dad's surgery went well and I enjoyed spending Mother's Day with my mom-we were in NH and while the weather was iffy there is nothing like being by the water...the sea breeze, the seagulls and the boat horns all make me happy-maybe it's because I'm a Pisces??

Cynthia from The Drawn Thread is releasing the above three-next in the calendar cover series-they do not necessarily have to be calendar covers either-they would be a great house-warming gift with the family name below! And could be framed or finished as a pillow/hanging! Check out Cynthia's blog too http://www.thedrawnthread.blogspot.com/ She has a new puppy and a new home!! Good luck, Cynthia!! Love little Oliver Twist!!

A very good friend of mine, Amy, may be starting a stitch-along with the new Mystery Club sampler-I will post the info as soon as I hear work from her-good luck, Amy!!

I am hoping there are more great new things this week-will keep you all posted-oh, and my Wild Lilies is looking fabulous!! Will bring my camera in tomorrow and put a picture up!! Take care!! Have a good Monday night!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Greetings! So sorry it has been so very long-I hope all of you are well and enjoying the gorgeous weather! Phyllis and I have been stitching our fingers off on the Blackbird Rewards of Merit designs-she of course is getting many more stitched than I-but she is trying the Spring Tulips on 40 count-we are doing ours on 40 Tundra-and we changed one of the colors-she and I like to change things up a bit-we did it on Wild Lilies and we both are very pleased with the results-will post pics...

Above are new and not available but will be soon-Little House's next ornament, Country Cottage's Button, Button and Bee Joyful....Long Dog's Paws and Claws ....Shepherd's Bush Mothers Hope....
Heading up to NH to spend Mother's Day with my Mom...Dad had his cataract surgery and is doing well but will be doing errands and helping out at the house while he recuperates...I wish you all a Happy Mother's Day-Ruthie just asked me after I wished someone on the phone a Happy M's Day, "What if they aren't a Mother"...to which I responded, "Everyone is...maybe a Dog Mother, a Cat Mom, a caretaker to a child or parent....or a Mother of a child...we are in some ways each a Mother."

So until we meet again, take care and keep stitching!! XOXO