Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Family

Happy Thanksgiving Friends, 
     Just a quick note, hoping that all of our friends.....far and near....enjoyed a much blessed Thanksgiving day. We hope each and everyone of you know just how dear you are to our hearts.  We would like to think that we are appreciative and thankful for you every day....but it has a little bit more "pixie dust" on Thanksgiving day :-)  For stopping in the shop with your smiling faces, for the excited voices over the phone, for the orders you choose to place online with us, for the treats you share with us....for giving us a place to work that we love...WE THANK YOU. 

     We tried a little something different this year.  As much of our family is spread across the US, and even across the globe (!), you learn that...."friends are the family you find along your way".  This year we spent a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving with just that family here in Pennsylvania.  As many of you family is over the moon about baseball.  I love it too.  One of the best things, however, is the people we have met by playing this game of bats and balls.  Chris has played with Dillon for a little over 2 years now...and our families have been blessed with an amazing friendship.  So this year we went to a local spot and celebrated our blessings and our families together.  There was no cooking and no cleaning....but there were plenty of laughs and warm memories made.

Our Gang. 
Dillon and Chris are the 2 in the middle in the red.
There love of baseball has created blessings greater than we could have imagined.

     And one of the greatest things? The D's have a daughter...yes out of our combined 7 children....ONE GIRL.  So, Emily time is the BEST!

Ruth Ellen and Emily.....
the 2 June birthday girls

Whether you enjoyed a day with your "blood" relatives or the family you've found along your journey....we hope it was a wonderful day. 
We include all of you in OUR FAMILY, that we've found along OUR JOURNEY. 

Not to be forgotten!!!
As is tradition...our "gift" to you....we have our annual Christmas gift. 
This year is as cute as ever! 

May we each find peace in the chaos of the world....may we have peace in our own hearts and lives that we may share it with others. 
Beginning on Black Friday, while supplies last....
The Peace KIT is free to you with purchase. (1 per customer) 
The Wooden Star Ornaments are available for purchase. 

BLACK FRIDAY SALE...and then some

From Thursday, November 28th (Turkey day) thru Wednesday (Hump day) December 4th,
everything in the shop is 20% off.  Only exclusions (aka, hoops) are: DMC floss, large Dazor lamps (those 2 items are already discounted) & finishing or custom framing (the usual).  In stock frames however, are eligible for 20% discount.

Join us at the shop or online.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all....

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like........

Greetings Stitchers!

     We're having another fun day here at the shop.  The holiday spirit is definitely buzzing around here! Though we NEVER want to skip past Thanksgiving.....I think with Thanksgiving coming so late this year...the Christmas spirit is popping up.  Maybe it's a time of thanks and blessings of heart and soul. My pumpkins and autumn goodies are still out, but I must admit...I put my candles in my windows!  It's so nice, with the nights getting darker come from one of the boy's practices, to my home glowing with candlelight.  I may keep them up all winter :-)  My family is beyond excited today, because our immediate family from Boston is on their way to Pennsylvania, as I type! Jimmy has literally been counting the hours.  They have helped get things ready for their cousins and planned outings with everyone.  My mother in law's birthday was on Monday, so we will be celebrating that this weekend.  We have a new trampoline park (skyzone....the place ROCKS), that my boys they decided the BEST way to celebrate Nana's birthday would be to take her to Skyzone!!!  I love the sentiment....but I'm not sure we'll be fighting the young'ns to bounce!

This was taken a summer ago :-) ... on our favorite place...
Cape Cod
     What are you stitching on?  If you are frantically finishing something up for Christmas finishing and still have a few more days.  The Framing and Finishing Deadline is November 23rd!!  Get those needles can DO IT!  There's nothing like giving something that you've created from your heart and your hands.  It doesn't have to be big..sometimes a little something means the world!  And if not...there's always next year! I have been working on some of the Little House designs...they are quick stitches and fun to do.  I also have My To Do List stitched for Christmas giving. Whatever you are giving....the truth is, it IS the thought that matters. Whether it is something hand made...or the special something that you saw in Walgreens...whether it's in a big box, or no box at all....whether it's something that can be seen or something that is felt.....if it comes from your is the best gift of all
a few Thanksgiving goodies.....

This is SO ADORABLE. Those of us here in Pennsylvania, love the stone on the is often seen in our parts. 

I love this idea...Thanksgiving stockings.  And these are so cute with the pilgrims on them!

Have you seen these new Shaker boxes?  We are in LOVE with them!

love this! How cute is the turkey??

the 11th in the Little Sheep Virtues series..
Gratitude...a daily need.
a few Christmas ideas...for WHICH Christmas, we didn't say

Many of us are still stitching for Christmas giving..but some of us are just stitching...and LOTS of us like to stitch holiday items at holiday times.  It's like a little gift when the next holiday rolls around...
So here are a few quick stitching things..and just some favorites :-)

Now THIS would be easy to stitch up quickly as a last minute Christmas gift.  The framed piece comes as the Wondrous Linen Kit and includes everything but the floss.
The Wondrous Pillow includes 14ct fabric, the pillow and the floss. SO CUTE.
We love nativity scenes....this is kinda like one!

Ya gotta BELIEVE!
I'm putting this in my pile, for SURE!

Don't ya love the thought?
Sleigh Rides and Snowflakes (I'm always a fan of the alliteration too)

New from one of our FAVES, Lizzie Kate.
Stitch it up now and you'll having something warm and cozy on your walls for wintertime!
(this kit comes with 28ct linen and the embellishments)

this is a darling little sampler! I like the YULE at the end

IS this GREAT? Love the way it is finished.
I'm just thinking these would be great for a Cape Cod Christmas!
GREAT Stitcher's give or RECEIVE. And no stitching required
A gift certificate...nothing says I love you like, go buy something for yourself!!!
We have a TRUNK SHOW from My BIG TOE, of accessories.
They have been SO POPULAR, and they are exquisite.
(though I think it would be best with a you could clip it on your scissors and it wouldn't get lost.)

The Stitch Picker....face it you do that more than you'd like.


I think these are just gorgeous on the pincushion!

GREAT Petite Scissors.  These are LOVELY.


and another little idea....
And lots of you have too.
Somebody asking what you want for Christmas? We can kit this up for your little elf to give.
The verse reads,
"all my scattering moments are taken up with my needle"
until the next bloggeroo...Happy Stitching